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… Common Core bombs at the Ballot Box [#national standards]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,April 30th,2016

.. goody ! …

.. a number of states have public elections for their Superintendent of Public Schools [statewide] …. it is not an idea that I would advise that my home state of Ohio adopt , though …

.. many of the prominent candidates [especially the GOP ones] ran on an “anti – Common Core ” platform [Ga, Wy , SC , AZ] … each and every one of them won …

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

.. four states have pulled out of Common Core . My home state is reviewing its participation in it . With the dominant majorities in the Ohio Legislature [65-34 , and 24-9] , the ” Caveman Caucus ” [it is what they are not so lovingly called around here] will make a move on it to take Ohio O – U – T of Common Core …. that is , if the State Board of Education does not beat them to it , first …

.. these added states will make it up to around 10 , and the full GOP Congress will help to badly hobble ” Common Core ” and ” Race to the Top ” [the ObamaCraps ‘ creation] …

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… MegaGAffe by Miz Hillary [#Libya]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 23rd,2016

.. whoops is greatly understated , for sure ..

.. Miz Hillary was on a ” town hall ” on pMSNBC the other night . She was on the air for more than an hour and a half . The duration obviously tired her out . That is when that Question hit ..

.. she was asked about her foreign affairs credentials , and she referred to Liba , and specifically to Benghazzi . The she made the fateful reference — we lost no one at Benghazi …

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

.. You want to try that again , Miz Hillary ?!?! ..

.. try 4 people . I can guarantee that you are going to hear about this in a campaign commercial this fall . Tyrone Woods ‘ mother , Patricia Smith is going to exact the maximum amount of revenge on you , you stupid [bleep] ..

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… Since When is This Kind of Crap Acceptable ?? [#Trump Rally][#Chicago][#UIC Pavillion][#rally cancellation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 12th,2016

.. Friday night , the Donald and his campaign were scheduled to hold a campaign rally in the city of Chicago . specifically , at THE University of Illlinois – Chicago Pavillion . it is , more or LESS < AN ARena .Seating is , well , it is anyone ‘ s guess ..

.. unfortunate the rally was canceled . The real scandal is the reasons for which the rally was canceled . Boy , was this one a real stinker ..

.. the radical left pulled together a plan to stop the event . They pulled out all of the stops in odder to win the public opinion of the event . Well , unfortunately , they DId ..

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

.. and that is the real scandal ..

.. Presidential campaigns are a real major production . They take a great deal of time , effort , and money to put together . When I was in college [@ Cleveland State University , in Cleveland , Ohio] I helped found my campus ‘ chapter of the college Republicans . Being a part of the campaign was a real big help . It was also very busy , involving lots of effort , time , and , yes , money …

.. Most of all , these campaigns are symbolic . They represent people coming together to support their preferred candidate .Most of all they are symbolic . The campaign represents the freedom of speech of the candidate toput forward his / her message . So , when that message is forcibly put down by other group or groups , it is a real BIG THING ..

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… Now , the Donald has won [#SC primary]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,February 21st,2016

.. what ‘ s next ? …

.. Nevada , that ‘ s what ..

.. basically , the GOP and the Dems reverse positions . The Dems come east to prepare for the SC primary next Saturday night . The Republicans go west in order to prepare for the Nevada caucuses on Tuesday night [February 23rd] ..

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

.. is he picking up steam ? You bet he is . Will he become the GOP nominee ? Perhaps ..

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… MIz Hillary got whooped in New Hampshire [#primary]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 10th,2016

.. and Mr. Bill was no help at all . ..

.. last night was the new Hampshire primary Donald Trump was the winner on the GOP side , and he won comfortably . but Miz Hillary had a very , very rough night , indeed ..

.. Vt. Senator Bernie Sanders won the N.H. primary on the DemoCrap side , and did so convincingly . He did so by [roughly] a margin of 62 % to 38 % …

.. [h/T — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // video clip ..

.. now it is on to South Carolina and Nevada ..

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… First Perry , now Walker [#thinning the Field]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,September 23rd,2015

.. to be honest , it was about time ..

.. the ” money ” primary was going to winnow the GOP field before the full political season starts . The only question is when and how …

.. as well as who ?? …

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

.. it was sad , however , that it was these two guys . Rick Perry has worked his butt off to improve his image and his presentation . He has really worked hard to do so . It is just this field and its size , along with you – know – who , that helped to sink him . Walker ‘ s reason ‘ s are different ..

.. Walker ‘ s campaign was high maintenance . He was spending too much $$ . You combine that with the collapse in his poll #s , and …

.. there will be more to come , to be sure …

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… Will Hillary Clinton run [#in 2016]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,January 23rd,2015

.. I have to wonder ..

.. do she still have the ” fire ” within her that she needs to run …

.. also , does she really want the job ? I am not so sure that she does …

.. if I had to guess now , the odds would be less than 50 / 50 , at about 40% in favour of running ..

.. things can change , but one thing remains clear . She has to make the final call . I am not so sure that she still really wants it ….

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… Is Martha Coakley this Bad [#Mass Governor]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 31st,2014

.. or , is Charlie Baker doing that well ? …

.. I think that it is a combination of the two …

.. according to the Boston Globe , Baker has opened a 9 – pt lead on Coakely … 9 points , in Massachusetts , of all things …

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

.. I would have to rate Baker as the favourite to win the race [now] , but it is still the People ‘ s Republic of Massachusetts . Weird Thngs can still happen …

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… Ebola as an ” October Surprise ” [#campaign issue]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 25th,2014

.. maybe , just maybe ..

.. the ObamaCrap White House has been acting like a bunch of idiots on this . Their idea of ” crisis management ” has been a disaster , as usual . You have to deal with the issue [the problem] . You cannot deal with it as a political item to be finessed , news cycle by news cycle . Crises do not work that way …

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

.. the timing could not have been worse for the DemoCraps . They need POTUS raising money . They also need him [where possible] campaigning . Right now , he can effectively do neither one . The money would be poison to the candidate , and the appearance for a campaign would be worse …

.. it also suffocates the message put out by the Dems . They are dependent on the ObamaCraps and their idea of ” crisis management . ” They may get it right , someday , but , obviously , not now …. the bad [and worse] publicity makes tyring to run the GOTV (espc w. early voting) far more difficult . The noise scares the hell out of everyone ….

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… Scott Brown is in the Lead [#NH US senate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,September 20th,2014

.. amazing …

.. I am not sure what is more amazing …

.. that Scott Brown is now in the lead , 48% to 46% in the NH US Senate race , or …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog article …

.. or that Jeanne Shaheen is in this much deep trouble . The DemoCraps were really counting on keeping this seat . I honestly was figuring that Brown did not have a great shot at this seat . Guess what ??

.. I was wrong . Brown has been working his tail off . He has seized the initiative , having had town hall debates all over the state . Shaheen ? Zero THs . Not one ….

.. it will be interesting to see these two go at it in a debate . She could avoid him , before all of this . Not now . She is going to have to debate him , several time . She has no choice …

.. this seat is in the balance …

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… Ouch ! … political ad [#Mary Landrieu]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,September 18th,2014

.. she just got cooked in a dandy , soft – balled campaign ad …

.. and American Crossroads is the responsible party …

.. you would think Bill Cassidy (her November opponent) would have been responsible . Actually , he was not . But , he has to be thankful for it …. boy is it going to get extra mileage …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the campaign ad …

.. both in D.C. and in Louisiana …. She is trailing in the race , and is in big trouble . She will make a December runoff with Cassidy [presuming he does not get to 50% , first] . He just might …

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… Bruce Braley strikes again !! [#mega gaffe]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,September 11th,2014

.. Braley is writing a new book . However , it is not a book any candidate wants to be caught writing …

.. in this case , it regards a congressional hearing . One , given the press attention , he has bragged about attending [on Veterans Affairs]. Slight problem , though …

.. [h/t — WashingtonFreeBeacon.com]..
.. [link] to the news story …

.. he was not there . Not in 2012 . Nor in 2013 , either . There is video evidence of both …

.. Whoops …

.. that is especially a problem , given who his opponent is . Joni Ernst , his Republican opponent (and a state senator in Iowa) , is also a lieutenant – colonel in the Iowa National Guard . Not in the past , though . She is a present officer in the Guard . She also did her two weeks summer duty this year , which got tons of press coverage right in the middle of the campaign …

.. also , Braley ‘ s last megagaffe [about the vacation home of a neighbor] came right in the middle of her summer duty …

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… Thad Cochoran is in Big Trouble …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,June 21st,2014

.. Cochoran is the senior US Senator from Mississippi . He has served 5 terms in the US Senate , and is seeking his 6th term . Before that , he had served in the US House since 1973 …

.. the Tea Party folks saw Cochoran , who is a bit more moderate than most think , as vulnerable . Going after a sitting US Senator is never easy . For those who go after one in a party primary , one must have a death wish …

.. Well , the Tea Party folks turned out to be right . Conservative businessman and Tea Party favourite Chris McDaniel won the primary , but , unfortunately , just missed winning it outright . McDaniel won about 49.8% of the vote , to Thad Cochoran ‘ s 48.9% . Since no one won an absolute majority , there will be a run-off election for the nomination …

.. Do not fret , GOP . Short of an absolute disaster , the winner [my guess would be McDaniel] will be an enormous favourite in November. Mississippi is about as Red a state as you can get , especially in the South …

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… Thad Cochran is a ” Dead Man Walking ” [#politics]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 17th,2014

.. especially after the upset special in VA 7 , where House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made the kind of political history that no one wants to make …

.. Cochran faces businessman and politician Chris McDaniel in a June 24th runoff for the GOP nomination for the US Senate from Mississippi . The eventual nominee will be the very heavy favourite in the general election on November 5th , as Mississippi is as ” Red ” as it gets . Yes , it is that much …

.. McDaniel has a good chunk of momentum already , by finishing first in the primary . He just missed winning the nomination outright by about 1,500 votes or so . So , he is going in the right direction . Cochran is an old hand , having served 6 terms in the US Senate . He is seeking his seventh ….

.. I believe that Cochran will not get it . Since both folks know their relative strengths (and weaknesses) , both can make moves , as well as countermoves , for the runoff . Cochran is the known quantity . McDaniel is the fresh face …

.. McDaniel in the runoff …

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… Go Get ‘ Em Carl [DeMaio] !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 2nd,2014

.. Carl DeMaio is one tough customer .

.. He is a candidate for US Congress from California ‘ s 52nd Congressional District . He will stand for election on Tuesday in the state ‘ s ” jungle ” primary , where all comers stand for election . Only the top two vote – getters move on to the general election on November 5th …

.. He made the news again this week . Unfortunately , it was of the not-so-good kind . His campaign headquarters in San Diego was vandalized and totally trashed by parties unknown . Given the tactics of the current campaign , people suspect the campaign of his opponent , demoCrap Representative Rob Peters or gay rights interest groups in the Greater San Diego area . How foolish would that be , especially just before the election …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the article…

.. DeMaio is a Republican , is openly gay . He is very heavily expected to advance to the general election without much trouble . He has had more grief from gay – rights groups on the left than from the DemoCraps or from his own party .

.. Tuesday will be an interesting night . There will be primary elections in California and 8 other states . It will mark the halfway point in the 2014 primary election season . In this race , the important thing will be , first , who gets through [likely deMaio and Peters] . Second , is what vote totals that they get . So , why is the vote important ..

.. between the dirty tricks by the gay – rights crowd and the antics by now – jailed ” filthy ” Bob Filner , both scandals are having an effect on San Diego politics . Now , the question is how much in the congressional race , which , ironically , is for ” Filthy ‘ s ” old congressional seat , more or less . The better a candidate does in the primary , the better that they are positioned for the general election …

.. it would especially be important for deMaio to finish first , or a close second . If he finished a strong first , then he becomes a favourite in the general election ..

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… Are the DemoCraps that Nervous ?!?! [Miz Hillary]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 30th,2014

.. I would think so .

.. they worry about the ” inevitability ” factor ..

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

.. also , some , may be a fair number of them , want a debate on economic as well as other issues . They believe that , after the Age of Obama , it will give the party a fresh start , as well as a clean break . They also think that it will better prepare them for the general election campaign , as well . Most of all , a ” coronation ” is not a good thing …

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… Did POTUS issue a Stand Down Order ?!?! [BenghaziGate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,May 4th,2014

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… Military Service Gives Someone a Sense of Entitlement ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 30th,2014

.. is Mark Pryor crazy ?? ..

.. nice way to insult our nation ‘ s military and our veterans …

.. [h/t — RedState]..
.. [link] to the post ..

.. Tom Cotton [my pick for Arkansas ‘ next US Senator] counters beautifully …

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… Sick [Death Wishes on a Public Person]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 16th,2014

.. in this case , her name is Julie Boonstra …

.. Julie who ? …

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

.. Julie Boonstra is the Michigan woman who has gotten involved in the Americans for Prosperity campaign against a US Senate candidate in her home state . She got involved because ObamaCrapCare turned her health insurance coverage and health care status upside down and inside out .

.. besides fighting for her life , what could she do : fight back …. so , she did …. and how . It seems that her ads have been quite effective , as GOP Senate candidate Terri Lyn Land has taken a nearly 10.0% lead in the polls against her probably DemoCrap oppoonent . Especially since neither Land nor Democrap Gary Peters [who is a Congresscritter] have been advertising all that much on T.V. …

.. so what happens , the interest groups have taken over , and boy , have they driven the debate and had an impact . Nicely done …

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… Foreign Policy will be a Surprise Issue …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 11th,2014

.. both in 2014 , and in 2016 .

.. It is one that the Republican Party will have to deal with . We as Republicans and as Conservatives cannot avoid it . There are messes all over the place from His Lordship ‘ s administration , and it will take some serious leadership to clean up after them .

.. the DemoCraps are going to be scared shitless over this . Trying to deal with the poor economy is hard enough . The  lack of investment is a critical feature that is harming it very badly .  Then you also have to deal with ObamaCrapCare . All of the monkeying around with it is endangering people ‘  s faith in government . It also endangers their rights ,  as well …

.. now , this . The Dems do not want to have to deal with defense policy and foreign affairs . They are weak enough elsewhere , as it is . Now this stuff pops up . It does not matter whether Miz Hillary or someone else is the DemoCrap nominee in 2016 . They will have Obama and his legacy wrapped around his (or her) neck …

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