November 6th, 2014
The US Congress is a lawmaking cabinet elected directly by the people in each US state totaling 435 Congressmen and women.
There are 100 elected Senators making up the other chamber of the bi-cameral lawmaking establishment, known as Congress, and formerly know as one of the greatest deliberative bodies in the world.
It soon will be again ~ Conservative Refocus
By Oliver Darcy
America's Congress Before Obama in 2008 ....
America's Congress After Obama in 2014.....
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November 6th, 2014
Politico / By KEVIN ROBILLARD
More than 36 hours after the last polls closed, two statewide races in Alaska, the Virginia Senate race and a slew of West Coast House races have yet to be called.
Here’s how things stand:
AZ-2: Highly touted Republican recruit Martha McSally leads Democratic Rep. Ron Barber by just under 1,300 votes. The Arizona Republic reports that only a few thousand votes remain uncounted in Cochise County, while 47,000 votes still need to be counted in Democrat-friendly Pima County.
CA-7: Former GOP Rep. Doug Ose has a 3,000-vote lead over freshman Democrat Ami Bera, but even Ose’s campaign admits there are more than 60,000 uncounted ballots in the district. The Republican’s team said it expects the result of the race to be known by Saturday.
CA-9: Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney, who was expected to cruise to victory, is clinging to a roughly 2,500-vote lead over GOP-er Tony Amador, a former police officer and U.S. marshal, in the Stockton-based district.
CA-16: Republican Johnny Tacherra, a dairy farmer who had only one paid staffer on his campaign, appears on the verge of upsetting four-term Democratic Rep. Jim Costa. Tacherra leads by fewer than 800 votes. But Costa was also down on election night 2010 before mail and provisional ballots gave him a 3,000-vote victory.
CA-17: Democratic Rep. Mike Honda has a 4,000-vote lead over intraparty challenger Ro Khanna. Khanna’s campaign says there are more than 40,000 votes still to be counted. According to the San Jose Mercury-News, Honda increased his lead Wednesday night when Santa Clara County — home to the majority of the district’s voters — updated its numbers. The other counties are set to update their figures Thursday night.
CA-26: Democratic Rep. Julia Brownley leads the GOP’s Jeff Gorell by exactly 600 votes. In a statement, Gorell’s campaign said there are “more than 50,000 absentee and provisional votes left to be counted.” Ventura County is expected to update its vote count on Friday.
CA-31: Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar, the Democrat in the race, has an approximately 1,750-vote lead over Republican Paul Chabot. Aguilar has declared victory, but Chabot said more than 60,000 votes remain uncounted from San Bernardino County.
CA-52: Republican Carl DeMaio has a razor-thin lead of just 750 votes over freshman Democratic Rep. Scott Peters. Approximately 46,000 ballots still need to be counted. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported the earliest that new results could be released was 5 p.m. Thursday.
MD-6: Republican Dan Bongino is trailing freshman Democratic Rep. John Delaney by 2,200 votes. Delaney, who poured $800,000 into his campaign account in the waning days of the race to stave off an upset, has declared victory. The Baltimore Sun reported officials would begin counting 6,900 absentee ballots on Thursday.
NY-25: Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter had a less-than-600-vote lead over Republican Mark Assini in the Rochester-based district on election night, but the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported Slaughter’s lead began to grow slightly as absentee ballots were counted. Elections officials said between 1,200 and 1,300 absentee ballots can’t be counted until next week. Slaughter, who has been in the House since 1987, has declared victory.
WA-4: Dan Newhouse, a former state agriculture director, leads former NFL tight end Clint Didier by just under 2,200 votes. Only 64 percent of precincts are reporting, according to The Associated Press.
Alaska: Independent Bill Walker has a 3,100-vote lead over incumbent Republican Sean Parnell. Alaska’s elections board says about there are about 20,000 absentee ballots yet to be counted and more could arrive before a Nov. 19 deadline.
Vermont: Neither Democratic incumbent Peter Shumlin nor Republican Scott Milne cracked the 50 percent mark needed to win the governorship outright, so the state legislature will make the final decision. Milne said Thursday morning that he may request a recount after Shumlin topped him by only 2,100 votes, according to the Burlington Free Press. Democrats dominate the Vermont legislature.
Alaska: Democratic Sen. Mark Begich is trailing Republican Dan Sullivan by 8,000 votes, but he’s hoping those same 20,000 uncounted absentee ballots could help him claw back.
Virginia: Incumbent Democrat Mark Warner has a lead of nearly 17,000 votes, a much-closer-than-expected tally so far in his race against Republican Ed Gillespie. Counties in Virginia are canvassing the votes. State Democrats, including Attorney General Mark Herring and Rep. Gerry Connolly, held onto their leads after recounts in similarly close races in recent years.
November 6th, 2014
By Barry Secrest
The ever cosmopolitan New York Times has decided that Obama and the Democrats have a very serious "southern problem."
Yes, indeed, it falls upon all of us uneducated hicks, for the problems which the Progressive party is now facing. However, while the Times seeks to render a straw man, ala the Civil War, in order to absorb the blame of outrageous misfortune, no one at the Times can apparently read a very simple graphic.
Wooh-wee! Indeed, based upon the map, it would appear that the Dems have just a wee bit more than a strictly "southern problem."
Granted, all that red truly gets in the way of the facts, however, we southerners--it should be noted--view those little pockets of blue occasionally dotting the landscape as islands of metrosexual imbecility.
I mean, seriously, if it's so great in the north, then why are your people constantly moving into our fine states for jobs? Granted, it's a good deal colder in the north, especially in those rundown cities those northern unions have begotten, but ya'll should remember that it's pretty dang hot down here in the heart of the "southern problem," and we love to cling to our guns and religion, albeit not so bitterly--more like lovingly.
From the NY Times:
It remains to be seen whether Democratic weakness in the South will outlive the Obama years. The national Democratic Party has fully embraced and even defined itself in terms of cultural liberalism — on gun control, gay rights, immigration, abortion, environmental policy and other issues. Generational and demographic change are likely to push the Democrats further in this direction, if anything, because younger and minority voters are strongly liberal on cultural issues.
Those voters have helped the Democrats win the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. But without a broader base of support that lets Democrats win more votes in the South, it will be very hard for them to win back the House, and it may even be hard for them to win back the Senate.
Lets just hope, as southerners, that the well-heeled powers to the north do not also try to devise a "final solution" for their "southern problem," noting that it wouldn't surprise us much, since history seems to always repeat itself.
The southern problem, I mean seriously? Maybe it's more that we Conservatives have a "northern problem"....
Naw, it can't be that.
November 5th, 2014
The Rush Limbaugh Show
by Rush Limbaugh (Transcript)
What I want to do here is cut to the chase. The result yesterday is exactly what I said it would be. The Republican Party now has one of the most important and unquestionable mandates a political party has ever had at its junction with American history, especially a political party which did not run on a national agenda. The Republican Party purposely stood mute nationally.
Now, if you go into the races, the House and Senate raises all over the country, you will find that many Republican candidates ran specifically against Obamacare, and that is an important note to make and an important thing for you to remember. Individual Republican candidates won, and they won big. They won in a wave landslide running against Obamacare. The national Republican brand or image didn't say a word, which makes the mandate that they have all the more incredible.
It is rare that a political party running for office in a midterm election not standing for anything ends up with a mandate, and they have one, and it is the biggest and perhaps the most important mandate a political party has had in the recent era, and it is very simple what that mandate is. It is to stop Barack Obama. It is to stop the Democrats. There is no other reason why Republicans were elected yesterday. Republicans were not elected to govern.
How can you govern with a president that disobeys the Constitution? How can you govern with a president that is demonstrably lawless when he thinks he has to be? The Republican Party was not elected to fix a broken system or to make it work. The Republican Party was not elected to compromise. The Republican Party was not elected to sit down and work together with the Democrats. The Republican Party was not elected to slow down the speed the country is headed to the cliff and go over it slowly.
The Republican Party was elected to stop before we get to the cliff. And that's the mandate: to stop Obamacare; to stop amnesty; to stop the open borders policy of Obama and the Democrats; to stop the Big Government assault on the free enterprise economy; to stop national security policies that have allowed terrorist networks all over the world to pop up and fill a vacuum created by the absence of the world's lone superpower on the world stage. That must be stopped.
The Republican Party was elected to stop the run-up of a debt greater than all previous presidents combined have created. The Republican Party was elected to stop efforts by this administration to use the IRS and other agencies of government, in violation of manners and law, in attacking political opponents. The Republican Party was elected to put an end to this incessant and divisive lie that is the War on Women. Yesterday's result cannot in any way mean that voters want Republicans to work with Democrats. And anybody who tells you that and anybody who thinks that could not be more dangerously wrong.
You do not have election results like we had yesterday with the intent being that the voters intend the winners to work with the losers. This election was about stopping the losers, in this case the Democrats. There can be no other correct analysis of what this election was about. They were not elected to "fix a broken system."
They were elected to stop the people who are breaking the system.
The results do not mean that voters want Republicans to govern. The election does also not mean that the country's become conservative. It can't be said that there was an ideological component to the mandate, because the Republicans did not run on ideology. The Republicans ran everywhere to stop Obama, and that's what the mandate is. Now, whether they want to accept the mandate or not, that's another question.
Whether they are even aware of the mandate is an even bigger question. As I listen to the wizards of smart -- all the analysts of both parties, all movements on TV last night and today -- the thing I'm hearing from everybody is that what the voters want is for Washington to compromise and people to work together. That's not what they said.
That is not what the voters said. They didn't say it in the exit polls. They didn't say it in the election results. This was a skunking of the Democrat Party. This was the people of America "standing athwart history and yelling, 'Stop!'" There's only one entity that can do that, and that's the Republican Party. They were not elected to "get along." They were not elected to "reach across the aisle."
They were not elected to "compromise." They were not elected to "end gridlock." They were elected to stop the policies of Barack Obama and the Democrat Party. Too much damage has been done to too many people. Because of a president of the United States, people are having their jobs converted from full time to part time. The American people didn't think that was on the table.
They didn't think the president, when he was promoting Obamacare, meant that they were gonna get fewer hours to work. They didn't think it meant that they were gonna lose their health care. They didn't think it meant that their premiums were gonna skyrocket. The American people showed up yesterday and voted in numbers and voices with one message: "Stop this!" There is no legitimate alternative analysis.
I don't even know how you come up with the idea or the conclusion that the message in the vote yesterday is, "Yeah, they want us to cross the aisle and work with the Democrats." If they wanted you to work with the Democrats, you wouldn't have won. If they wanted the Republicans to work with the Democrats and to help the Democrats accomplish more, they would have just elected the Democrats!
"Yeah, well, they want us to work together. They want us to fix things. They want to stop gridlock." No, no, no. They want as much gridlock as it takes to stop what's going on. The country is careening out of control. All of the public opinion shows show it. Right track/wrong track? Two-thirds of America says: Wrong track. The number was increasing as we got closer to the election.
The mandate the Republicans have is to stop Barack Obama, to stop the further implementation of Obamacare, to stop government policies that are destroying the private, free-enterprise economy. Voters across this country know this is not how this country is supposed to be. They know that this is not what they were electing in 2008 and 2012.....
November 5th, 2014
Seeing Red has taken on a whole new meaning, for 2014 in America ....
But do you see those little Islands of blue liberally dotting the landscape across America? Those are what I refer to as "pockets of Imbecility."
Either way, after six long years we actually kept the faith; a thing many of us thought nigh on to impossible, after all the setbacks. ~ Barry
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