Election day boasts many red flags for Hillary2016. In Brooklyn they’re too busy licking frogs and seeing lovely Peter Max rainbows to notice. No one over at Hillary2016, certainly not Hillary, pays attention to the red flags as Hillary2016 heads steadily and speedily towards a cliff.
These days we’re writing less and less about Hillary and more and more about Trump. It’s a kindness towards Hillary that we do not write about her so much. These days Hillary is one frog lick short of becoming a political Timothy Leary.
The best defense of Hillary we or anyone with sanity can muster these days is “don’t worry, she’s lying, she doesn’t believe any of the crap coming out of her mouth and once she is the nominee we will see Hillary move towards sanity.” It’s not much of a persuasive defense to declare dishonesty as the selling point.
Hillary2016 hallucinates over what appears now to be her amazing supercalifragilisticexpialidocious beat down of an old socialist kook from Vermont. What a tremendous achievement! Meetings with the mothers of thugs who attack the community in order to beat down Sanders. Silly ads. Untenable positions. The cost of this sad beatdown comes with the pricetag of Hillary moving so far left her sanity is in question. Anyone impressed with this dark victory is not thinking straight. Consider this week’s election results.
In the same week that Hillary2016 released a silly gun control ad designed to attack Bernie Sanders pro-gun record (Hillary’s ad dishonestly inflates gun crime numbers by adding suicides) with proposals that will have zero effect on crimes the proposals are aimed against we can see how swing state Virginia reacts to such foolishness:
Bloomberg, McAuliffe Fail to Take Virginia Senate
Virginia Republicans look set to hold onto their Senate majority in the Old Dominion, amid aggressive campaigning by Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
It is a big defeat for McAuliffe, a close ally for Hillary Clinton, and a big defeat for New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg, who donated heavily to Democrats in the hope of winning the Virginia electoral fights on a promise of more gun-control. [snip]
McAuliffe, with considerable help from Bloomberg, bet his political capital on Democrats winning the upper Chamber. But he seems to have fallen far short. [snip]
Bloomberg was hoping to capitalize on the tragic shooting of two Virginia TV reporters by a disgruntled newsman earlier this Summer. He pumped millions into the race for two critical state Senate seats. As a result, both Democrats were able to dramatically outspend their Republican rivals.
Bloomberg and his SuperPAC, Everytown for Gun Safety, hoped to show that Democrats could win on the issue of gun control. Also, Gov. McAuliffe had made enacting new restrictions on gun ownership a centerpiece of his campaigning for Democrats around the state.
McAuliffe also campaigned aggressively for expanding Medicaid through ObamaCare and implementing universal preschool. All three issues have been top priorities for McAuliffe’s tenure as governor. Barred from running for reelection, McAuliffe will now face a united Republican legislature for his final two years in office.
His policy agenda, and Bloomberg’s push for gun control, are dead in Richmond. McAuliffe’s inability to deliver the closely divided Senate for Democrats also raises questions of how effective he can be for Hillary Clinton next year. In many ways, this legislative election turned on issues central to her campaign.
There are so many red flags in this Virginia election an ambitious bull would need to call for help. Republicans won in the suburbs. There’s a weak and weakened McAuliffe supporting Hillary. Gun control is a losing issue for Democrats in elections. And this election “turned on issues central to” Hillary’s campaign. Stop licking frogs Hillary!
The DailyKooks and the left looked to Virginia for victory. The kooks lost. McAuliffe lost. Gun control lost. Hillary lost. The ignored red flags are not just in Virginia.
Once again we see the polls grossly misunderestimating the support of an anti-Obama Republican running against an Obama Democrat. In Kentucky once again that is what happened as an anti-ObamaCare candidate in what was once touted as the best ObamaCare state exchange (since collapsed) was said to be a sure loser only to win on election day:
Republican Bevin wins Kentucky governor’s race
Republican Matt Bevin easily won Kentucky’s governorship on Tuesday as the GOP made major inroads in a state that had stubbornly resisted the party at the state level even as it voted reliably Republican in federal contests in recent years.
Bevin, a self-funding investment manager, rode a late surge of outside support from national Republicans to defeat Democrat Jack Conway, 53 percent to 44 percent, according to The Associated Press. Bevin will become just the second Republican to inhabit the governor’s mansion in Frankfort in more than four decades.
Polls prior to the vote showed a close race, with most surveys giving Conway, the state’s sitting attorney general, a slight advantage.
Bevin’s victory capped a successful night for Republicans, who picked up four of the six independently elected statewide positions despite going into Tuesday with just one GOP officeholder. Their victories included ousting state Auditor Adam Edelen, who was thought to be Democrats’ top pick to challenge GOP Sen. Rand Paul next year.
It also marked a stunning political turnaround for Bevin, who has spent $7 million trying to win elected office between this run and his failed 2014 Senate primary against now-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. [snip]
Bevin’s win throws into doubt the future of KyNect, the state’s Obamacare exchange, and Medicaid expansion in the state. It also means that an expansion of early childhood education — something Conway had made a priority — is unlikely in the near future.
Bevin won his primary election with only an 83 vote margin. He was a sure loser in the general election. He attacked ObamaCare at every turn. Bevin was not the early childhood education candidate. And he won. Red flags. The red flags are flying:
The Republican gains continue two distressing Obama-era trends for Democrats. The party will now hold just 17 governorships, down from 29 in 2008. Only one of those governors — Virginia’s Terry McAuliffe — hails from the South. [snip]
The Democratic Governors Association suggested that Conway was not to blame for the loss, chalking it up to an outsider-friendly environment the group dubbed “Trump-mania.”
“Attorney General Jack Conway ran a strong campaign focused on the issues that matter to Kentuckians: good schools, good-paying jobs and economic opportunity,” DGA Executive Director Elisabeth Pearson said. “Unfortunately, he ran into the unexpected headwinds of Trump-mania, losing to an outsider candidate in the Year of the Outsider.”
Trumpmania! An outsider red flag that should stop the frog licking. Democrats outspent Republicans $8.75 million to $5.5 million and still the Republicans won. Kentucky has a $1,000 contribution limit but still Republicans won. How? Republican Bevin ads said “That’s because Conway is a career politician who supports Obama’s agenda.”
Another Democrat Governor bites the dust as a Republican Governor rises. There are even more red flags for Hillary2016 in Kentucky:
The Democratic gloom spread down-ballot as well. Edelen, who was widely expected to run for Senate against Paul next year if he won reelection, was defeated by GOP state Rep. Mike Harmon, 52 percent to 48 percent.
TrumpMania brought in the outsiders:
Matt Bevin’s 53 percent to 44 percent victory tonight marks only the second time in 48 years that Republicans have won the Kentucky governor’s race. But Republicans also made history in another way. Bevin’s lieutenant governor running-mate, Jenean Hampton, is now the first African American elected to statewide office ever in the state’s history.
Both Bevin and Hampton are Tea Party activists who have never held elective office. Hampton’s path certainly represents triumph over adversity. Born in Detroit, the 57-year-old Hampton and her three sisters were raised by a single mom who lacked a high school education and couldn’t afford a television or a car. But Hampton was determined to better herself. She graduated with a degree in industrial engineering and worked for five years in the automobile industry to pay off her college loans. She then joined the Air Force, retiring as a Captain. She earned an MBA from the University of Rochester, moved to Kentucky and became a plant manager in a corrugated packaging plant. Then she lost her job in 2012.
She used her free time to start a career in politics and becoming active in the Tea Party.
Carson, Mia Love, Jenean Hampton, are not straws in the wind. They are red flags unfurled for any Democrat who thinks the winds of change are not blowing.
Then there is Trumpmania.
In San Francisco, freakin’ San Francisco, Trumpmania ruled:
San Francisco sheriff known for ‘sanctuary city’ defense loses re-election bid
After the death of Kate Steinle at the hands of an illegal immigrant with a long criminal record and a revolving door history of border crossings Donald Trump pounced. Trump called attention to the San Francisco sheriff and sanctuary cities and now Trumpmania has another scalp. It’s a red flag unfurled in Diablo winds.
Also in San Francisco the private company AirBnB beat back pro government activists and tax advocates who wanted to block the internet company. AirBnB was the scapegoat for a housing crisis rooted more in California big government than big business.
In Houston Texas a pro gay equal rights ordinance failed to pass. In Ohio a marijuana monopoly ballot initiative also failed. These failures should raise red flags for anyone who thinks the kook left is the future and therefore frog licking is a warranted pastime. Of course the argument can be made that it is an off year election and the results will be different in a general election year… but we think these are red flags of backlash a sensible candidate should not ignore.
Hillary2016 should see the flapping red flags. For Donald J. Trump, it’s not red flags but blue skies.
Exclusive Poll: Trump dominates among Florida voters
ORLANDO — Donald Trump is dominating in our exclusive Florida Decides presidential poll released Tuesday, both among his fellow Republican candidates and likely Democratic challengers in a head-to-head general election.
Here are some of the main highlights of the Bay News 9 / News 13 Florida Decides Poll, conducted via telephone from Wednesday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 1.
Trump tops Ben Carson and Marco Rubio 2:1 in a GOP primary
Former Gov. Jeb Bush runs 5th among the top 8 GOP candidates
Hillary Clinton dispatches Bernie Sanders 3:1 in a Democratic primary
Florida would go red if Trump or Carson face Clinton in general election
The poll found 37 percent of Floridians likely to vote in the Republican primary on March 15 said they would vote for Trump if the primary were held today
Trump had a large, 20 percent lead over his closest runner-up, Ben Carson, who got 17 percent support from likely Republican voters. Not far behind Carson was Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, with 16 percent.
If Trump beats Rubio and Bush in Florida the dull duo will have no argument to make for their nomination. But, but, Latinos…. Latinos won’t vote for Trump, will they?:
Donald Trump could win over Hispanics who fear job competition from illegal immigrants
To hear political pundits tell it, Donald Trump has little chance to attract enough Hispanic voters to win the presidency in 2016 because of his plans to build a border wall and deport all illegal immigrants in America. Some pollsters and activists who have whipped up past Hispanic support for Republicans, however, see it differently.
They think Mr. Trump’s lasering in on the economy and his perceived competence in creating jobs will appeal to the one segment of Hispanics that matters most in elections: those who work and tend to vote. That’s because those voters fear illegal immigrants will compete for their jobs under the new Obama amnesty.
“This stuff you read about how Hispanics are going to run away from Trump in droves is a Northeastern myth,” said longtime presidential campaign adviser Mark Sanders.
“Most Hispanics here in East Texas are here legally, they vote, and they are hard-line opponents of illegal immigration,” said Mr. Sanders, a top adviser in Democrat Tony Sanchez’s 2002 campaign to unseat then-Gov. Rick Perry. “The only one they want is Trump — not Hillary, not Bernie. That’s the conundrum for Democrats.”
Mr. Sanders says Hispanics in East Texas “come here from rural backgrounds, from the lower end of the social and economic ladder. Most of their kids go to community colleges because it’s all their families can afford, and then go directly into the military. They have hard-core patriotism — just what Trump plays into,” Mr. Sanders added.
Whether Mr. Trump is saying he loves Hispanics or vowing to deport all 11 million or so illegal immigrants, it’s equally music to the ears of many Hispanic voters.
“I don’t care if he likes me or not as a Hispanic or Latino, as long he creates the jobs he promised,” said Carlo Maffatt, a Mexican immigrant who lives in Las Vegas and who did political liaison work in the Hispanic community for Republicans during the 2012 presidential election. “He is never going to take me out for a beer, so it doesn’t matter whether I like him or not either.
“The job of the president of the United Stats is to create jobs, not to be the friend of every American,” Mr. Maffatt said.
Mr. Maffatt said recent Hispanic immigrants have plenty of reason to favor Mr. Trump: They don’t want new immigrants, especially illegal immigrants, competing for “a job for whatever anyone will give them.”
Fear of telling the truth to pollsters will prevent Trump’s Latino support from appearing in polls. Neil Newhouse who polls for Jeb Bush’s SuperPac believes that to be the case.
For Donald J. Trump it’s blue skies. It’s not just the unwavering support from so many as reflected in polls compared to the soft, likely to move support, for other candidates such as Ben Carson. It’s not even the well attended spectacular rallies. The best indication of blue skies for Trump are the election results this week.
The blue skies for Trump are for Hillary2016 blocked by the red flags hoist by the winds of change. It’s time for Hillary2016 to stop the frog licks and see the red flags blowing in the wind.