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… The ” Black Lives Matter ” Movement will have a Strong Effect on Our Politics [#radical activism]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,September 28th,2016

.. I originally though that this ” movement ” would soon spend its self out and lose steam . To be honest , I was wrong …

.. now is going to be what is the effect that this so – called ” movement is going to have on our body politic …

.. the butt – kissing and toadying that the DemoCraps are doing to the BLM crowd is a disgrace . They look extremely weak in the face of revolutionary activism from folks that may well be being financed in part by uberLeft radicals such as George Soros …

.. [h/t — Liveleak.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // video clip ..

.. it will be very interesting to see how the Black Community in general reacts . Somehow I do not think or feel that the average Black voter cares all that much for these nuts . They may not like the GOP all that much , either , but they also are a great deal more moderate and conservative than the older generations . So the door is effectively now open to the GOP . Hopefully the GOP will be wise enough to seize the opportunity …

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… The Senate Battle — Indiana [#GOP]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,September 21st,2016

.. originally , I thought that this race was a goner . Evan Bayh running for his old Senate seat would make for a difficult contest . However , this one has become a real race ..

.. Relatively unknown GOP Congressman Todd Young has taken up the cudgel to run against Bayh . Now he has a real chance of winning ..

.. Young has caught up to Bayh , only trailing by 3 points . It has taken a lot of effort and lifting [and $$] , but it is now a fight worth making ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. Trump should win Indiana easily . He did so in the primaries . Doing so in the General will help the GOP in the Governor ‘ s race as well [where Mike Pence is vacating his office to run for VP] and definitely in the Senate race ..

.. good luck , Todd Young !! ..

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… What do I think ?? [#Caroline Glick ‘ s article]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 4th,2016

.. I think that the Israelis should tell the Administration [the OCs] to go to hell ..

.. not only should Israel tell the OCs to kiss their A## , so should Congress ..

.. Congress pays the bills , the OCs do not . Congress should not cede one of its primary prerogatives to another branch , not now , not ever !! ..

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. back to the Israelis . they should also tell the OCs to go [bleep] themselves . They have the OCs by the balls . They still have significant DemoCrap support in the U.S ., no matter who controls Congress . They also have virtull unanimous GOP support on Captiol Hill . So if they want more aid , they can get it ,anytime .. and they can use it at home [in Israel] if need be ..

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… Now What Happens [#Dingy Harry ‘ s US Senate Seat]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 12th,2016

.. given the Silver State ‘ s politics ?? …

.. the DemoCraps are likely to lose the seat . It will make it one seat that much harder for the DemoCraps to potentially regain a Senate majority . Especially when their own leader decides to retire and give up the ghost …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. two chief candidates come to mind . One is the current Governor , Brian Sandoval . He is reluctant to run , but he can probably be persuaded . Another is state AG Adam Laxalt . Laxalt is the grandson of former Senator and Ronald Reagan confidante Paul Laxalt . So the GOP bench is in pretty good shape …

.. the Dems ‘ bench is not . they have a paucity of candidates , and Reid ‘ s own son Rory is severely damaged goods . So , they do not have very much hope of holding the seat ..

.. also , it makes Nevada ripe for the picking in the Presidential election . Without Reid , the Dems in Nevada are in very sorry shape . A presidential campaign team can only help so much . So the GOP should be able to pick up Nevada ‘ s 6 electoral votes …

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… POTUS cannot Seem to Stay Out of Trouble [#megagaffe]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 29th,2016

.. Obama keeps on screwing up …

.. When you are not helpful to your party on the campaign trail , you try to be helpful in other ways . Fundraising is the chief way to help . What you also do is be careful about what you do and what you say …

.. POTUS is especially radioactive this campaign season . He has raised a ton of campaign money for his party . The Dems have had to be sneaky , though , because the money he has raised has been made radioactive , pinning the DemoCrap candidate to their President …. Not helpful at all …

.. Unfortunately , POTUS has not kept his feet out of his mouth . This is an example of this megagaffe …

.. [h/t — YouTube.com]..
.. [link] to the megagaffe ….

.. then , he made it worse …

.. he has been making the rounds on Black radio shows and stations . One of them is the so – called ” Reverend ” Al Sharpton ‘ s show . POTUS got caught making another megaboner on this appearance ….

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the show segment …

.. the DemoCraps have to be kicking themselves . Giving the GOP this kind of free advertising can be fatal to your own campaign ….

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… Great Hammer Job !! [#go grandma , go!]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 19th,2016

.. there is this 82 – year – old grandma from suburban Chicagoland [that’s Illinois , folks] …

.. oh , by the way , she happens to be Black …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news // commentary …

.. by the by , she votes straight GOP . She hates the DemoCraps with a passion …

.. she takes His Lordship apart , piece – by – piece …

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… No Obama , Big Problem [#turnout][#DemoCrap]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 2nd,2016

.. you are the Democraps party . You want to engender turnout in your caucuses & primaries . You know that it is a harbinger , potentially , of possible turnout in November ..

..well , you have a big problem ..

.. when His Lordship was on the ballot , the turnout for the Democraps was fairly good . Even so , Obama ‘s total votes fell by over 4 million between 2008 and 2012 ..

.. then there was 2010 and 2014 ..

.. [h/t — WashingtonExaminer.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post column ..

.. Disasterville . No Obama . Very Big Problem . The DemoCraps got blown out not once , but twice . in 2010 , the Dems lost the House . Badly . In 2014 , the GOP added the Senate to the tally pad ..

.. not only that , folks . the GOP Soared in Governors , going from 22 to 31. In the state legislatures , the toll was even more drastic . The Dems have lost , net , between the two blowouts , more than 1,100 state legislative seats , and via that , control of more than 24 state legislative chambers ..

.. MegaOuch !! ..

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… His Lordship ‘ s Request for an AUMF ?? [#bombing][#gop]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 24th,2016

.. you wonder why ?? …

.. in the GOP ‘ s case , they simply do not trust him .

.. they want him to ” step up to the plate ” and make the case for the AUMF [war declaration] . The problem is that Obama will not do it . He wants something wishy – washy , one that greatly ties the hands of a Commander – in – Chief . Real bad idea …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. that is the problem . Obama is a wuss . He will not lead . He wants his own hands tied . The GOP actually does not . So , POTUS is likely not to get his AUMF unless he fights for it …

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… Earl Ray Tomblin is an Endangered Species [#DemoCrap][#West Virginia]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 5th,2016

.. Earl Ray who ? ..

.. he is the current Governor of West Virginia .

.. he has something that no Gv has had to deal with in three quarters of a century : a GOP – controlled legislature …

.. for West Virginians , that will take some getting used to . Tomblin has to get used to it now , and in the near future …

.. [h/t — hotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the news piece …

.. Tomblin probably wants to run for re – election . One big problem : he is a DEmoCrap in what is now a Red State . Whoever he faces in 2016 , he is going to have Barack Obama and his ” War on Coal ” policies wrapped around his neck like a millstone …

.. Tomblin is a bit of a klutz of a politician . Joe Manchin , he is not . So , the environment is going to be a tad challenging . So will the legislature . Especially the legislature …

.. the GOP – controlled legislature is going to want to start to rip out the legacy of the last three – quarters of a century , while giving coal and fracking a chance to rebuild and build [respectively] …

.. there are 6 major shale gas formations in the U.S. . In the east , Ohio and West Virginia sit on top of two of them : the Marcellus and the Utica . So , energy will be a part of WVa ‘ s future . But how ….

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… What the C.R. represents [#budget reconciliation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 1st,2015

.. yes , it does represent political failure of the GOP to get the job done . Simple , the full government budget is not done yet . A C.R. , or continuing resolution , needs to be passed in order to aid in finishing the work of Congress in passing the other bills ..

.. but using reconciliation also represents another signal : the Nuclear Option . The DemoCraps would have nobody to blame but themselves if Mitch McConnell decides to pull this option ..

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. the DemoCraps started it in 2014 . They knew that they were likely to lose the US Senate majority . The only question is by how much ? The Dems wanted to jam the appointed boards and judiciary with as many ObamaCraps as possible . Dingy Harry Reid himself pulled the trigger , and has now set the precedent with this . Now it is time for payback ..

.. BIG TIME !!!! …

.. now the minority will not be able to filibuster squat …

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… Are the Democrats Stupid , or What [#budget][#reconciliation bill]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,September 25th,2015

.. the GOP passed a budget resolution in both Houses . They also reconciled it , and repassed it ..

.. in US Budget – speak , that means what is known as ” Reconciliation ” is available to be used . Not a big surprise . The other one is what it represents ..

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. the Recon bill [for short] can be used to pass the spending bill [in this case , the CR , or Continuing Resolution] with only 51 votes . It thus avoids a filibuster , and allows the GOP to force the spending bill to go to POTUS ‘ desk to either sign or veto ..

.. is POTUS that dumb in order to defend the immoral acts of Planned Murderhood ? With any other president , the answer would be no . With this POTUS , the answer would likely be yes …

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… A Huge Loss for Gun Controllers [#Arizona]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,November 19th,2014

.. Martha McSally is winning in Arizona ..

.. make it , she is likely to win . the turf that is out is rural Az , her turf . The votes that are still out are because of a malfunctioning ballot machine . It is a master one , one that counts early ballots …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. so , yes , the machine is important , and yes , the ballots [about 3,300 of them] are more likely to favour her , rather than her opponent , Congresscritter Ron Barber …

.. Barber is a former staffer of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords [D-Az] . When she resigned , after her tragic gunshooting , she encouraged Barber to run in her place . Barber did , and won …

.. Barber and McSally faced off in 2012 . Barber did win , but barely . So , you could have figured on a rematch … boy , oh boy , did they ever …

.. this district is one that is slowly trending GOP . So , McSally should be able to hold it for the near future …

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… Congratulations to David Perdue ! [#GOP nomination]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 23rd,2014

.. I wanted to wish congratulations and the best of luck to Georgia businessman David Perdue , who has won the runoff for the GOP nomination for the U. S. Senate race in his state …

.. Perdue is well – placed to hold the seat for the GOP . He is already leading in the projected polls , and he is self – funded . Ergo , he can easily outspend the slime – bombs that the unions and the Dems are bound to throw at him … Also , his name helps ….

.. also , surprisingly , like in Mississippi , the GOP boosted its turnout in a runoff race . That kind of enthusiasm will help greatly in the general election , boosting GOP turnout , especially in the early voting period . It will also send a message to the DemoCraps that they are in deep , deep trouble …

.. hopefully , Perdue can establish a significant lead in the polls . It does not have to be big , but the bigger the better . It will discourage the Dems , and will be of help to Governor Nathan Deal , who faces his own somewhat tough re – election race against state Sen Jason Carter [jimmy Carter ‘ s grandson] …

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… A Nice Political Response [Bumper Sticker]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 28th,2014

.. at least my party [the G.O.P.] has some sense of humour …

bumper sticker (like a bystander)

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. POTUS does not look like a “Boss” right now . Or , did he ever ??!! …

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… Dum – Dum – Dum !!! [DemoCraps and the Senate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 21st,2014

.. simple .

.. Charlie Cook (and his crew at the Cook Political Report) are not exactly known for being a bunch of ” GOP partisans . ” They tend to lean somewhat towards the Democraps in their philosophical leanings …

.. from a posting such as this , Charlie & Company are planning (absent a disaster) for the GOP to end up taking over the Senate . It could even be in a ” wave , ” with the GOP picking up 20 or more seats in the House and much more than 6 seats in the Senate . It depends on ….

.. [h/t — Newsbusters]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. you will not see a definitive prediction on what kind of move that will come until much closer to the election . Also , the impact will have a carryover into the states . A number of legislatures (including ones that would surprise you) will flip control . Same with the state – wide races , especially the Governors ‘ races ….

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… Alex Sink must Have a Death Wish …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 7th,2014

.. boy , what a stupid comment to make .

.. Alexandra Sink is a congressional candidate . You might guess that she is a DemoCrap . She is running in a special election [March 11th , 2014] for the seat of the late congresscritter C.W. ” Bill ” Young . Young was a moderate Republican (in other words , a R.I.N.O.) who made this district his home for all of his life .

.. Bill Young died late last year . Governor Rick Scott called a special election for March 11th , and Sink and GOPer David Roby ended up being the candidates in the race for this district [Florida 13] . Florida 13 is no easy task . It is suburban turf in and around Tampa Bay and Saint Petersburg .

.. Normally , it is a moderately Democrat – leaning district . Young , being the long – time chairman of the Appropriations Committee , would normally be the only GOPer who could hold this district for the Republicans . But this year is no normal political year …. the question is , can Sink hold the district for the Dems , or will Roby flip it back to the GOP ??

.. ObamaCrapCare is weighing things down for the DemoCraps . They are getting nailed by an unprecedented TV ad barrage all around the country . Now , they are getting it here . Plus , AFP and other groups are also getting the free media from the news coverage of the ad war . This time , for the Dems , the shoe is on the other foot .

.. You would think that Sink would learn to discipline her mouth and her campaign message . She has been around the block before , and she should gosh darned know better . She was the State of Florida ‘ s Chief Financial Officer , and was the 2010 nominee for Governor against Rick Scott . Guess what ?? …

.. she stuck her foot in her mouth , big time …. she got a little flip with her mouth , and made a potentially huge gaffe … see here …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..

.. [link] to the campaign blooper …

.. you can bet that Roby and his campaign will have this blunder up on the airwaves all over the place . This kind of gaffe is a gift to Roby , and hopefully he will take maximum advantage of it …

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… Bravo , David [Webb] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,February 14th,2014

.. David Webb is a hero of mine .

.. he had the guts to get back in the face of those nutjobs in the North Carolina chapter of the N.A.A.L.C.P. . They were having a protest march , entitled ” Moral Monday , ” this week in Raleigh against the new majority of the GOP in the state . To me , it sounds like these guys were behaving like a bunch of crybabies …

.. their furher , Reverend William Barber , has been in the news of late for shooting off his mouth at black Republicans in general , and US Senator Tim Scott [R-SC] , in particular . Barber has called Scott a “ventriliquist ‘ s dummy ” for standing up for what he believes in in the conservative and Tea Party agenda . No , the national N.A.A.L.C.P. is not slapping Barber down for his antics , either …

.. so , David Webb (who is a FoxNews contributor) went down to the Moral March on Monday to ask some questions . Let ‘ s say the reactions get real interesting …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..

.. [link] to the video segment ..

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… No Kidding , Senator Joe ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 23rd,2013

.. POTUS is an aloof , arrogant , above – it – all S.O.B. .

.. [h/t http://www.theGatewayPundit.com]

.. [link] to Senator Manchin ‘ s comments , courtesy of CNN ‘ s ” State of the Union . ”

.. What leadership style ? He does not have one . He does not know the meaning of the word ..

.. It is to be thankful that (yes , amazingly) Patty Murray negotiated with Paul Ryan on the recent budget deal . Not that I am wild about it . i am not all that thrilled about it , though .

.. Tactically , it is not the best thing to happen . Strategically , though , it is , at least for the G.O.P. . The Dems are backpeddaling like crazy on ObamaCrapCare , and are forced to defend it . its problems and hiccups keep popping up every day , it seems . The Dems are dreading having to defend the bill during the election campaign , and are realizing that there will be fewer of them , and more of the GOP after November ‘ s elections .

.. the

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… I think the DemoCraps forgot how to Count [the Budget Deal] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,December 15th,2013

.. you need 60 votes in the Senate to invoke what is known as ” cloture ” to move legislation forward . It generally needs this amount in order to forstall any possible threat of a filibuster . So far , there has not been one , as of yet .

.. The problem is that the DummyCraps forgot how to count . You need 50 votes (+ VP Biden , if needed to break a tie) to pass a bill . The Democratic leadership assumed that they would pick up a couple of GOP votes to pass the bill , also assuming that they would lose some of their own people . They just did not think that they would lose very many people . They were wrong  .

.. Big Oops . Both of them . Nice going on the assumptions , tricky Dick Durbin (the Senate Majority Whip , for now) . He is supposed to know how to count to either 60 or 50 . Durbin generally does not admit that he is short of the mark , unless he really is . Doing it in public on a Sunday show [wrap up] is probably his way of creating some form of pressure on the GOP to produce some votes . Evidently , they are short of the mark .

.. Nice going , dummies …

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… Quit the Excuses , POTUS !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 19th,2013

.. you already have a big enough credibility problem as it is .

.. News Item : the Republican party is opposed to ObamaCrapCare . It always has been . When the original bill was being considered , what was the response of the Administration and the DemoCraps ? The DummyCraps did not want any opposition suggestions . They ignored the GOP suggestions , poo – pooed them , and tossed them aside , as if they did not matter , not one whit . So , when you get supercharged opposition to the implementation of ObamaCrapCare , what did you expect ? Nothing ? You got what you should have expected . Full scale and vehement and unswerving opposition . Duhhhh !! ..

.. If an opposition party is completely and totally opposed to your policy , they will do what anyone would expect . O – P – P – O -S – I – T – I – O – N . So what else did you expect ? Contributions to the cause ? No thanks . Especially when you dismiss suggestions for improvements out of hand .

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… Elections 2013 [Virginia] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,November 11th,2013

.. well , Terry McAuliffe finally won a race .

.. Barely . He nearly blew it .

.. Ken Cuccinelli ran a crappy early race , got out – fundraised , and out – hustled . Yet , he was still in the race . He locked in

Ken Cuccinelli (R)

Ken Cuccinelli (R) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

on a “winning” message . Unfortunately , not soon enough . He ran out of time to bring the race home .

.. It does not mean that Ken Cuccinelli does not have a future . He most definitely does have one . He just has to do it differently , next time . Also , he needs to jump on things right out of the box , next time .

.. McAuliffe will do damage . A pretty fair bit of damage . But only so much . A chief executive can do a lot , but only so much . Especially in a state where the GOP controls the Virginia Supreme Court , and the Virginia House [the House of Delegates , that is] . The GOP has overwhelming control of the House of Delegates , by nearly 61 seats , to 39 . Ouch .

.. The DummyCraps technically control the Virginia Senate . the state Senate is tied 20-20 , but the tie is broken by the tie – breaking vote of the Lietenant – Governor , who will soon be a loonie leftie . The GOP should strike , and reach out to 1 or more of the moderate dems while the irons are hot .  The sooner the strike , the better .

.. In the next mid – term elections , courtesy of redistricting , the GOP is likely to pick up anywhere from 3 to 4 , to as many as 5 seats in the Virginia Senate . What happens after that , is anyone ‘ s guess …

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… the Kentuckian will be the Adults in the Room [Both of Them] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,October 7th,2013

.. I am referring to , of course , are U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul , from Kentucky . It will not just be one of them . It will be both of them , working together .

.. Paul is a leader of the Tea Party wing of the GOP . McConnell is , of course , the Minority Leader of the United States Senate . If

English: Official photo cropped of United Stat...

English: Official photo cropped of United States Senator and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

McConnell ever again wants to be the Majority Leader , it is in his interest to work with Paul and get the support of the mass of the conservatives in a budget negotiation . Paul is a natural bridge to the House conservatives , many of whom , like him , owe their support , and possibly their elections , to the support of the Tea Party . McConnell knows both Biden and Obama . Once negotiations are able to begin , it is likely to happen through Biden and McConnell . But passage is another thing entirely .

.. Rand Paul may well want to be President of the United States . He has a very effective base of support within the GOP , but he knows that to have an effective chance at winning the election , he needs the support , or , at least , the acquiecence of the Republican estabilishment . The Establishment may not be wild about Rand Paul , but they are not stupid . The Establishment may not be able to stop Paul (who is an ppthamologist) from becoming the nominee , but they might be able to from becoming POTUS , especially if they stay home .

.. the Republican Establishment is moderate turf . They carry critical party support (also $$) in the suburbs and other GOP – leaning areas . The GOP has the South , Texas , and the Great Plains locked up . Oregon is in play . So are many other states , such as Michigan , Pennsylvania , Wisconsin , and Ohio . To carry those , Paul will need the help of the Establishment to win a General Election . Making a critical budget deal , and , nominally , helping the GOP work to win the political battle with an unpopular POTUS will not be easy . The chits that he can earn , as well as the gravitas he will gain from the effort , will be of enormous help .

Official portrait of United States Senator (R-KY).

Official portrait of United States Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

.. Rand Paul is a choir boy . Literally . It is very highly unlikely that there are “skeletons” in his closet . So , he has a leg up on many of his potential rivals . He does not carry his father ‘  s  space cadet reputation and the accompanying political baggage . If he proves to be an effective candidate , and can , with his father ‘ s (dr Ron Paul’s) help , carry along his father ‘ s base of support , he can win the GOP nomination , and , after that , the Presidential election .

.. First things first . the GOP cannot realistically eliminate ObamaCrapCare . Not now . The way things are starting out , O.C.C. is off to a horrible start . It may well collapse of its own weight . Delaying the individual mandate is probably the best that be achieved , right now . If the GOP makes significant gains , and regains the Senate majority , there will be hell to pay for the left . POTUS will be effectively neuteured . But , first things first . winning the political battle …

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… So , POTUS will negotiate with Putin …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,September 22nd,2013

.. but , not with Congress ?

[link] — this ad issued by the GOP points that out …

.. Sorry , POTUS , it is not how our system of government works . POTUS stands for President , not for First Dictator . The DemoCraps do not control Crapitol Hill . The GOP is the majority in the House . And the Dems are scared to death of taking tough votes in the Senate , and Dingy Harry Reid knows it .

.. It is a strong possibility that the DemoCraps will lose control of the Senate next fall . They do not want to expose their vulnerable members to tough votes , no matter what the subject . Dingy Harry will try to protect his membership , but if he cannot control them , or protect them , he has big problems .

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… Political News on the Economy …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,September 19th,2013

.. At least , in 2014 , there is likely to be good news on the political front . Falling poll ratings and the perceptions of weakness in POTUS mean that there is going to be a limit to what he may well be able to get from the Hill . The continuing falling of the economy , while bad for POTUS , is probably going to be better news for the GOP .

.. The GOP may well want to repeal ObamaCrapCare . They will try , but they will keep the government open . POTUS will try to play games , and possibly try to pull off a temporary government shutdown . Considering his ego , and his big mouth , his tactic will backfire . At least , the sequester should likely remain in place , and continue to increase in amount . If the GOP plays its cards right in the debt limit fight , it may well get some added budget cuts . Possible , maybe even probable , but not necessarily definite .

.. The Dems are in deep trouble . They have a deeply unpopular President tied around their collective necks , and they know it . They may want to regain control of the House , but they should forget it . They are going to get hammered on the economy , and any and all kinks in O.C.C. are going to get blamed on them , not the GOP .

.. Obama  ‘ s sliding poll ratings make things incredibly difficult for the Dems . Pelosi is an incompentent twit . She is stuck (permanently) in fantasyland . Thankfully , even if lightening struck , and the DemoCraps regained control of the House , she would not be Speaker . Thank God , that is not going to happen  . At best , the DemoCraps will gain a few seats . If the elections were held now , they would get blown out again , and lose more than a dozen or more seats . The real danger for them is the Senate .

.. The Dems are in deep ,  deep trouble in the Senate . Important members of the Dem caucus (Carl Levin , Jay Rockefeller , and Max Baucus) are retiring , and in 3 of the 4 cases , the seats are likely to fall to the GOP . The GOP candidate recruitment this time around , so far , is far better , and the knucklehead factor is being held down . Other narrowly won seats , such as AK and AR are in deep trouble , and are also likely to fall to the GOP . Mary Landrieux is one of the few Dems running in Red States that has a decent chance of holding on . The political dynamic in Louisiana has changed quite a bit , as one can see by the political switch by State Senator Elbert Guillory (R-La) .

.. Blacks will still vote Democratic , but in not quite such large numbers . There is quite a bit of disappointment in the Black Community over Obama and his lack of production , and the historical factor is passing from the scene . It does not mean that Blacks will change sides all of a sudden , but a change of even a couple of percentage points will make a big , big difference .

..  What might shock people is if there is even a bigger break than that . It is more likely to happen , slowly ,  in the Jewish community . The demographics of conservative and orthodox Jews is in the GOP ‘ s favour , but it will take  time . The Latino community is more promising . Latinos have much more in common with the GOP than they do with the DemoCraps . It will take time , effort , and expense , but Latinos can and will listen to reason . Latinos do value their vote and their citizenship , since , for them , it was much harder for them to gain access to it and achieve it . They will not come over easy , but the demagogery of the DemoCraps will wear off over time .

.. Congress is not a lot better . At least , control of the U.S. Senate is likely to shift , either in 2014 (with the DemoCraps getting their butts kicked) , or in 2016 (when all of the Dems are swept out of the Door , and adult attention and leadership in the person of the GOP returns to town . In the interim , the change in the Senate will mean a fair bit of substantial change in tax policy . Orrin Hatch is a conservative ‘ s conservative , and is likely to be a dynamic leader of the Senate Finance Committee . It will also let POTUS know that there will be no more tax increases coming out of Crapitol Hill .
POTUS may want them , but by then , he will know that he will not get them .

.. Also , 2014 will see an increase in GOP govenors . Not much , but there will be a differeent cast of characters at the state level . The GOP is likely to see a marked increase in state legislators , as well as a takeover of control of a number of state legislative chambers . It will also make some fair progress in some surprising Blue states , likely including Illinois .

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… Oh , POTUS , Yes You Can [on Budget Cuts] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,September 15th,2013

.. and , yes you will …

.. POTUS is an arrogant bastard . He thinks that he can dictate terms of debate , as well as the terms of the bill that will reach his desk . It could not be further from the truth than that , that is for sure …

[-] the Senate — the GOP has 45 members . Unlike Illinois , where the GOP was a bunch of mindnumbed robots , the D.C. crowd is one of a different ilk . Just ask Dingy Harry Reid . Any deal will have problems passing , because Dingy Harry ‘ s power will start to ebb , once the cats realize he will not be the boss of the corral after next November …

[-] the House — any bill has to be passed by a majority of the majority . Boehner can do the math . He also knows that the GOP is likely to strengthen its numbers , and with the uproar over the Tea Party targeting , you can bet there will be more of them in the next Congress . POTUS will just love that . He will also have to accept the fact that he will have to negotiate , whether he likes it or not …

[-] the financial markets — they are not going to be wild about this , that is sure . However , with a weak President , the GOP is going to press what advantages it has for whatever it can get . it also does not have to worry about an “automatic” tax increase burrowed into things , like the last time ..

[-] the Fed Chairman — the markets are going to be far more worried about who the next Fed Chairman (or , Chairwoman) will be . They have to be concerned about the possibility that the inflation genie could get out of the bottle . They would prefer an inflationary hard – case as the chair . The House is out of it on this , but not the Senate . The 45 GOP members , plus the nervous Dems up next year can and will push POTUS to appoint one . Since Larry Summers has evidently withdrawn from consideration , do not expect Janet Yellen to get the nod , either . She is an inflation dove , one that the markets will not like . Obama is pigheaded and arrogant , but , hopefully , not that stupid . A short bear market will likely kill off Yellen .

[-] Mitch McConnell — He is likely to be the chief deal – maker . He is usually pretty good at math , and he will know what can pass , and at what price .

[-] taxes — No tax increases will pass , with either GOP caucus , no matter how much POTUS wants them . The last time , the GOP had an automatic one scheduled in pressuring them . Not this time . Tax cuts , unfortunately , not likely , either . POTUS will want higher rates & / or tax monies as part of any deal , and unless he gets a “bath of cold water” and grows up , there will not be any change in taxes or rates .

[-] Max Baucus — He is the chair of the Senate Finance Cmte , and can be very unpredictable . Baucus is a wild card , since he is retiring , and the GOP is likely to grab his seat , Tim Johnson ‘ s [SD] , and Jay Rockefeller [WV] . That is half of the GOP ‘ s battle . Mark Pryor in Ar is likely a “dead man walking” and Mary Landrieux in LA will try her best , but will likely have trouble holding on .

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… Let Us See if POTUS is that Dumb …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,May 12th,2013

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

… U. S. Sen Ted Cruz [R – Tx] …

.. POTUS is in Texas on this day , on some bogus new jobs tour . So he is down there in Texas trying to take credit for the success of others .

.. Oh , and he also wants to make Senator Ted Cruz the “ face of the Republican Party . ”

By coming to Texas, the president wants to frame the two poles of our broken   policy debate this way: Obama’s White House (compromise) vs. Cruz-type   Republicans (obstruction). …

Political veteran Bob Van der Plaats, a Christian conservative leader in the   politically important state of Iowa, puts it this way: “What Obama wants to do   is come into Texas and say, look at how great everything is and to take credit   for something that really isn’t his. And without saying it, he’s saying you’ve   got this Sen. Ted Cruz who wants to be the fly in the ointment. Tell him to   fall in line.” (Read More)

.. That is funny , and I hope that it works. I hope he does make Cruz the face of the GOP. Cruz does actually stands for something . He could turn out to be the best thing that’s happened to the GOP since Reagan.

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