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… I have Heard of Stupid [#DemoCrap Misconduct]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 7th,2016

.. but this is beyond outrageous …

.. congressional oversight is an important part of Congress ‘ job . Besides the making of law and the changing of law , understanding and investigating what is going on in the government at large is damned important . However , Congress is only one part of a 3 – part system of government …

.. Congress relies on the separation of powers . Congress can issue a subpoena , but it relies on the other two branches to enforce a subpoena . The judicial branch will clearly enforce one , but what about when the executive branch is clearly failing to do its job ….

….Right now , I believe the Executive branch is failing in its duty . They should be acting to enforce a Congressional subpoena . However , right now , they are not doing so . They are actively working to obstruct the work of Congress by failing to do so . Worse is the conduct detailed here …

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

… from Investor ‘ s Business Daily [ and Legal Insurrection.com]…

DOJ Working With Elijah Cummings To Protect The IRS

An aide to the attorney general accidentally calls the office of the House Oversight Committee chairman, asking for help in spinning the defense of the agency whose head just said they obey the law when they can.

We have commented many times of the all-too-cozy relationship between the IRS and Democratic members of the House and Senate, with members writing to the agency demanding that specific conservative groups and political action committees they find particularly irritating be subject to the “special scrutiny” that the Tea Party and other conservative and religious groups were subjected to in the ongoing scandal.

Of particular interest to us has been Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, who has made every effort to keep the committee from finding out the true extent of IRS corruption and abuse of power in its targeting of conservatives…

Now we have Brian Fallon, a former aide to New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and a communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder, who mistakenly called Issa’s office thinking it was the office of Cummings and asked for help in leaking documents to selected reporters for the purpose of creating media spin before Issa and his committee could make them public.

As Jonathan Strong reports at Breitbart News, now the subject of an IRS audit, a letter sent by Issa to Holder about the call “describes Fallon as ‘audibly shaken’ when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine.”

.. The Executive is actually acting in concert with the House minority to obstruct the investigative acts of the House majority . They are leaking news stories through to the House DemoCraps , who then leak them to so – called ” friendly ” members of the LameStream media . They do it to try to get ahead of a news story in order to manage a news cycle …

.. it is , to say the least , not what they should be doing . They should be co – operating with the House and the Senate , fairly and equally , no matter who runs the place . Conspiring with one side against the other helps to damage our system of government and helps to endanger our rights …

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… Any Climate Change Deal is a Treaty [#US Senate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 5th,2016

.. and , thus is subject to ratification by the U.S. Senate ..

.. why would anyone think that it would be otherwise . It is an international agreement , one that is between two or more nations . The agreement sets out enforceable protocols , goals , and limits for each party [each nation] . So , then what ..

POTUS (pouting)

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

.. the deal is a treaty , plain and simple . It is a treaty , one that is subject to ratification by the US Senate . POTUS cannot find his way around that , whether he likes it or not …

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… How do We Reform the Budget Process [#politics]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,October 2nd,2016

.. there are several things that can be done …

.. [-] elect a GOP President , preferably a conservative . It will make things a great deal easier to reform the process when His Lordship is out of the Oval office …

.. [-] do away with the filibuster in the Senate — The Dems will know that the ” handwriting is on the wall . ” They will then fight any possibility of budget reform with every tooth and nail at their disposal . As a result . It will be time to say bye – bye to the filibuster …

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

.. return to a zero – based budgeting process . This will help a ton …

.. have programs automatically sunset after a period of time . No exceptions . The most popular programs [and the most necessary ones] will survivie . The fights will come over the far more debatable ones …

.. [-] a massive overhaul of government is in order . Yeah , our Government is waaaaay to big . It needs to be chopped back down to a far more manageable size ….

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… Now that Dingy Harry is Going [#next Dem leader]..

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 14th,2016

.. well , who is up next ?? …

.. my guesses are between Sens. dick Durbin [D-IL] , the Senate DemoCrap Whip , and Chuck Schumer [D-NY] …

.. Durbin is by far the more aggressive partisan . To be a good whip , one has to be one . Durbin acted as acting leader at the beginning of the year when Dingy Harry was out on the bench because of injuries suffered in a New Year ‘ s Day execise equipment injury . Once Dingy re – emerged , it appeared that the injuries were far more serious than anyone had realized …

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

.. Schumer is the more liberal of the two , however . Schumer is , though , somewhat less partisan . One is his ties to Israel and his fierce advocacy on behalf of the Jewish state . POTUS ‘ treatment of Netanyahu obviously cannot and has not helped . The other is Schumer ‘ s extensive rolodex among the commercial and investment banks in the big Apple . Those folks end up having an influence that makes Schumer far more willing to listen to the GOP in general and conservatives in particular …

.. Ironically , even though Durbin is the whip , Schumer is the better lobbier and vote – counter …

.. originally , I thought Durbin would get the job . It appears now that the Dem leader ‘ s job is Schumer ‘ s to lose …

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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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… Congress must intervene in the Iran Sanctions process [#oversight]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 11th,2016

.. given the ObamaCraps actions regarding Iran , Congress should and must intervene …

.. the large mass of the sanctions are statutory . Congress enacted them , and POTUS has no lawful right to waive them . it is Congress ‘ position to defend its turf , and it needs to do so …

.. [h/t — DebkaFiles.com]..
.. [link] to the intelligence report …

.. Congress must act , whether POTUS likes it or not . At a minimum , Congress should and must pass a new sanctions bill . It would be one that would give the body the power to review any final deal on sanctions with Iran . Yes , POTUS will veto it , but that does not matter . Congress must step in and override his veto …

.. that is only a starting point . The overall sanctions regime must be reviewed , and then must be tightened . Iran must be educated and made to understand that the United States cannot and will not back down …

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… Not Hardly ! [#Boston Globe editorial]][#iran nuclear negotiations]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 9th,2016

.. the Boston Globe seems to have a serious burr in its saddle .

.. their editorial page had a serious temper tantrum tirade over the letter that the Senate GOP sent to the leaders of Iran over the Nuclear Sanctions negotiations . They thought that they were ripping the seaators a new one over it all . Well , they ended up looking like a bunch of powerless idiots in the process …

.. the Senators are not a bunch of mindless knomes . They are not put there in the Senate for window dressing . They aer public servants themselves . They aer also part of a co — equal branch of government . so they have every right to speak their minds . They can do it individually , or they can do it collectively . The proceedings over the Kyoto Treaty debate are a classic case in point …

.. [h/t — BostonGlobe.com]..
.. [link] to the editorial …

.. Bill Clinton ‘ s people were negotiating a potential treaty over the global warming debate . It was highly unpopular to say the least . Even the DummyCraps did not like it , to a man and a woman . So , since the GOP controlled the chamber , and after lack of consultation ., the Senate GOP leadership decided to send Clinton a message : a Sense of the Senate resolution , with debate by all sides included [in public] …

.. well , that resolution was adopted by a 95 to 0 vote . The Kyoto Treaty would have been thoroughly rejected and discredited here in the United States . Ergo , it was never submitted to the Us sENATE for ratification . The Administration well knoew what would happen if it did …

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… Ruth Bader Ginsberg may be a Radical [#US Supreme Court]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 9th,2016

.. but she is not stupid .

.. she has seen how the confirmation process has evolved over the years . Especially since her own , and those of her colleagues …

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

.. after what ol’ Dingy Harry Reid has done with the nuclear option , it will be extraordinarily difficult for any confirmation for any position in the remaining days of the Obama Administration . You cannot unring the bell . It is that simple …

.. If His Lordship thinks that he can get a raging liberal past the US Senate , no matter who controls it , forget it . Even if the Dems control it , it will put enormous pressure on the moderates and those in Red States to vote against the nominee . You can bet on virtually united GOP opposition …

.. Biden has to explain to Obama , you cannot and will not get certain nominees past the Senate . The U.S. Senate is not the Illinois Senate . The GOP nationally is not the GOP in Illinois …

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… You Can Never Tell [#campaign issue][#campaign 2016]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,January 15th,2016

.. yeah , sure , I want ObamaCrapCare gone . Dead and Buried . But , will it ?? ..

.. campaigns have a habit on their own of determining what issues seem important . Some issues come to the fore that people would never expect to be important .Yet , other issues , like the economy , are ” old reliables , ” and are always a part of the campaign debate …

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

.. so be patient . Also , expect the unexpected …

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… She Blows It Out of The Water [Senate Testimony]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 3rd,2015

.. heather McDonald is a wizard of academics . She is a long – time scholar at the Manhattan Institute . Anytime that she agrees to testify before a body , that body should watch out . She will give it all that she has , and then some , before that body ..

.. On this occasion , she was testifying before the US Senate Judiciary committee . The subject of the hearing was this ” so – called ” criminal justice reform . The subject seems to be all of the rage these days …

.. Except Heather did her homework . She is an expert academic , and prepared her butt off for her testimony before the committee …

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

.. she nailed it . The increase in the prison population over the last 25 years has not been , as it has appeared to be , due to drug offenders . Well , then ? What did cause it ? Violent crime , of course . It always does , and McDonald nailed it right on the head . ..

.. this testimony should help to greatly slow down , orperhaps , even stop , the momentum towards this ” so – called ” criminal justice reform . What it is is a sof on criminals and soft – on – crime approach to police and policing

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… Bob Melendez is One Pissed – Off DemoCrap [#Iran Nuclear Deal]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,August 15th,2015

.. you better believe it ! ..

.. first and foremost , Bob Melendez is under indictment under trump – ed up charges that normally do not pass the smell and sniff tests . Then the ObamaCrap White HOuse comes after him personally ..

.. really bad idea ! ..

.. now comes the Iran nuclear idea ..

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

.. Bob Melendez is the Ranking Dem on the Senate Foreign Relations Cmte . His position carries a great deal of weight , even with the indictment . So other Dems are likely to follow …

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… Watch a Tour – de – Force [#Sen Tom Cotton][#JohnBoy Kerry][#Iran Nuclear Deal]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 7th,2015

.. the ObamaCrap flunkies have been making the rounds , trying to sell their monstrosity of the iran nuclear Deal . However , as details of the deal come out , things get worse by the day ..

.. Several flunkies [Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz , Treasury Secretary Jack Lew , and SecState JohnBoy Kerry] came before a Senate committee recently . Moniz and Lew have at least something of a reputation left . However , given the fiasco over the negotiations , the SecState [JohnBoy Kerry] does not …

.. boy , oh boy , did an emerging GOP star , Tom Cotton of Arkansas , took him on …

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

.. and Cotton took johnBoy apart ..

Cotton then pressed Kerry on why Congress cannot have full access to the specifics of the IAEA-Iran deal. The exchange led to a devastating observation by Cotton:

COTTON: Why can’t we confirm or deny the content of these agreements in public? Why is it classified? It’s not a sensitive U.S. government document. They Ayatollahs know what they agreed to…

KERRY: Because we respect the process of the IAEA, and we don’t have their authorization to reveal what is a confidential agreement between them and another country. 

COTTON: So, the Ayatollahs will know what they agreed to, but not the American people.

Kerry tried to lessen the blow of the line by saying that that’s “not exactly” right because the administration will share “what we understand” the deals to be in a briefing.

Kerry then attempted to play ignorant about the specifics of U.S. law under the Corker/Cardin legislation, which requires all details of the deal to be presented to Congress, saying he doesn’t know if the law requires information which “another entities’ laws prohibit.”

Having heard enough of the equivocation, Cotton cuts in to clarify:

COTTON: U.S. law requires any deal between any party–not just the United States–to be submitted to Congress before the 60-day clock begins to tick.

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… I fully and Wholeheartedly Support the Senate GOP letter on the Iran Sanctions process [#tom cotton]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 30th,2015

.. i took quite a bit of time on this .

.. yes , I admittedly wanted to examine the fallout . No , that does not mean that I am a chicken . On something this important , I wanted to be sure of my position …

.. I am certain of it , now ..

.. [h/t — Senate.gov]..
.. [link] to the text of the Senate GOP letter ..
.. [link] to a copy of the Senate GOP letter …

.. the ObamaCrap Admininstration needed a wake – up call . To be honest , so did the Senate Democrats . They needed to understand that His Lordship is not the sole voice in U.S. Foreign Policy . Iran may think that POTUS is paramount . Most times , he / she usually is . In this case , however , POTUS holds only part of the power . Congress holds its share …

.. Congress most definitely has a role in this case . This letter remnds His Lordship of that , as much as he may not like it or remember it . Congress regulates interstate commerce [domestic] and international commerce [foreign agreements , treaties] . So POTUS cannot do whatever he / she damn well pleases . Congress has concurrent power , one which cannot be ignored . It is that simple …

.. the reaction has been a real honey . Sure , the Senate Dems [and the House Dems] are really pissed . Who wouldn’t be , but even they cooled their tempers , once they realized what was going on . So , a bipartisan bill is still most definitely in play . Whether His Lordshipp likes it or not . The only question that will remain is the number of votes that it will take to pass the bill [and get a clear veto – proof majority]…

.. here is the  printed text of the letter …

 

An Open Letter to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran:

 

It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system.  Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution—the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices—which you should seriously consider as negotiations progress.
First, under our Constitution, while the president negotiates international agreements, Congress plays the significant role of ratifying them.  In the case of a treaty, the Senate must ratify it by a two-thirds vote.  A so-called congressional-executive agreement requires a majority vote in both the House and the Senate (which, because of procedural rules, effectively means a three-fifths vote in the Senate).  Anything not approved by Congress is a mere executive agreement.
Second, the offices of our Constitution have different characteristics.  For example, the president may serve only two 4-year terms, whereas senators may serve an unlimited number of 6-year terms.  As applied today, for instance, President Obama will leave office in January 2017, while most of us will remain in office well beyond then—perhaps decades.
What these two constitutional provisions mean is that we will consider any agreement regarding your nuclear-weapons program that is not approved by the Congress as nothing more than an executive agreement between President Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei.  The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time.
We hope this letter enriches your knowledge of our constitutional system and promotes mutual understanding and clarity as nuclear negotiations progress.

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… If Loretta Lynch has lost John McCain [#AG nomination]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 28th,2015

.. then the effort to confirm her is indeed in deep trouble .

.. the GOP now controls the US Senate . The DemoCraps do not . The DummyCraps can stammer , huff , puff , and try to blow a house down all that they want , but as long as the majority holds firm , Lynch ‘ s nomination will not receive a vote . At the very least , not anytime soon ..

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

.. right now , the nomination is in real trouble . US Sen John McCain [R-Az] has come out openly against her nomination . Much more so is why he did . He has stated specifically that her position on POTUS ‘ so – called Executive Action on Immigration [which came out during questioning for her confirmation hearings] is what made him come out so openly against her …

.. She will not get a vote anytime soon . A good number of committee chairmen are against her . I suspect most of the Senate leadership has decided to vote her nomination down . But the Majority Leader ? That I am not sure of , yet . if he decides to oppose her , then her nomination is effectively dead , no matter how much His Lordship and the Senate DemoCraps protest …

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… Do Not Confirm Loretta Lynch [#US AG]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 27th,2015

.. she is not qualified for the job .

.. there are waaay too many questions about her conduct on the job as US Atty in the Eastern District of New York [Brooklyn] . She has conduct far too many questionable actions as the people ‘ s atty for her to be able to be confirmed as AG .

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

.. there is also a much bigger question . She was questioned by members of the US Senate during her so – called confirmation hearings . Before the first of the year [while the DemoCraps controlled the Senate] , Dingy Harry Reid & Co could have easily pushed her nomination through . It would have been a honey of a battle , but it could have been done . However , Dingy Harry & Co demurred from the fight . I am not sure as to why …

.. The capstone on her lack of qualification for the office is an answer to a question during her confirmation hearings . Senator Jeff Sessions [R-Al] posed to her a question about His Lordship ‘ s alleged ” Executive Action ” on immigration . Lynch could have dodged the question , or said that she did not support the action . However , she did not . She said that what POTUS had done is both legal and constitutional .

.. For a prospective AG to do that on an issue that is clearly both illegal and unconstitutional makes her patently unqualified to be Attorney General of the United States . There are also other far more qualified candidates …

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… (At last) Congratulations to Dan Sullivan [#US Senate Alaska] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 18th,2014

.. it went into overtime , and the incumbent [Sen. Mark Begich] is still contesting the issue .However , the Alaska Elections Commission has finished counting the ballots , and has declared Dan Sullivan the winner ..

.. it was worth the wait . It represents another seat ‘ s gain for the G.O.P.  . Now , THE gop  HAS gained 8 seats in the recent election , and is likely to gain a Ninth in December in the runoff in Louisiana . ..

.. [h/t — m.NationalREview.com]..

.. [link] to the blog post …

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… A Classless Stunt [#Jeanne Shaheen]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 30th,2014

.. if this is a symbol of the kind of campaign that Jeanne Shaheen is running , then may God in Heaven help her …

.. Scott Brown was attempting to make his closing statement at a debate the other night in a campaign debate in New Hampshire . The problem was , that Shaheen would not let him finish …

.. [h/t — ReclaimOurRepublic.wordpress.com]…
.. [link] to the debate segment …

.. someone that is fairly sure of their position is usually disciplined enough to know when to open their mouth , and when to keep their mouth shut . Shaheen clearly does not know the difference . She has run a horrible campaign , and could well lose her re – election effort because of it ….

.. even her own supporters did not  like it …. they roundly booed her for  doing what she did …

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… Horrendous Gaffe in N.C. [#Kay Hagan]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,October 28th,2014

.. if anything , you do not want inside dealing or self – dealing of this type coming out at any time …

.. in this case , it is worse …. Senator Kay Hagan [D-NC] has gotten caught voting for the stimulus . No major shock . The big shock is that her husband and her son have been caught profiting and enriching themselves from the stimulus bill booty .

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the corruption report …

.. whether it is cleared by ethics lawyers or not , it still smells . The appearance of insider dealing is a giant – sized stinker . It always is , and the timing could not have been worse for Hagan …

.. Hagan is under 50% in the polls , and , after leading GOP nominee Thom Tillis for about 6 weeks [from about 3 to 5 points] , she is now tied with him . Tillis now clearly has the momentum , early voting has begun , and he is getting more than his share of newspaper and TV station endorsements …

.. momentum is now clearly with Tillis . How he deals with it will determine whether he can close the sale and defeat Hagan in a ” pink ” state …

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… Zinger ! [#Joni Ernst]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 25th,2014

.. it is why Jni Ernst is my choice to be Iowa ‘ s next and newest GOP US Senator …

.. Bruce ” Gaffes ” Braley was trying to make a point in a recent campaign debate with Ernst . It dealt with Iraq , I.S.I.L. , and ” boots on the ground …. ”

.. [h/t — Twitchy.com]…
.. [link] to the debate zinger …

.. Ernst pounced , and hit Braley with a right uppercut . Joni reminded the debate [and viewing] audience that she commands a battalion in Iowa ‘ s National Guard . She was one of those ” boots on the ground … ”

.. by the by , the term is ” ground troops , ” folks ….

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… What is Deval Patrick up To ?!?! [#Massachusetts Governor]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 25th,2014

.. good question ?? …

.. his moves [featherbedding supporters & issuing pardons] are not the wisest of moves . At least for a political campaign . Even in the People ‘ s Republic of Taxachusetts …

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

.. I think that he has something else in mind : Attorney General of the United States …

.. remember , Patrick was Assistant AG for Civil Rights under Wilhelm der Fibmeister . It took a recess appointment and one hell of a political fight to finally get him confirmed as that job … so you can see what he has done since then ….

.. given the current circumstances [55 Dem // 45 GOP] in the Senate , I think that good ol ‘ Dingy Harry Reid and Company can get him [or someone else] confirmed by the Senate during the Lame Duck session . Especially if the DemoCraps get blown out [as expected] in the Midterm elections …

.. it will be the DemoCraps last chance to get anyone remotely controversial confirmed by the Senate . However , the GOP can make the Dems sweat , espc. if the Defeated Caucus is the possible margin of confirmation . Boy , would that be fun to watch …

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… Now Begich has an Opponent [#Alaska Senate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 24th,2014

.. and his is an important name …. Dan Sullivan ..

.. now the polling will begin …. after Rasmussen ‘ s result …

.. [h/t — m.nationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the campaign poll result …

.. Dan Sullivan is up 47% to 45% , a result that should give Mark Begich a good bit of heartburn . He is under the 50% mark , and he is BEHIND his challenger …

.. the upcoming polls should be interesting …. especially the partisan lean …

— [update] — Dan Sullivan has been doing beautifully on the campaign trail . His campaign message is fantastic , and he has had incumbent Mark Begich constantly on his heels . The polls finally show it … Sullivan leads Begich 48% to 42% …

.. Go , Dan , Go !!!! …

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… Uh – Oh ! [#NH US Senate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,October 19th,2014

.. Jeanne Shaheen is in trouble . As if there was any doubts …

.. a new poll has Scott Brown having taken the lead in the New Hampshire US Senate race , 46% to 44% …

.. Whoops ! …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the poll result …

.. Shaheen is the incumbent . She is below 50% , now 45% , and is now BEHIND her opponent . That news is never any good news for an incumbent in the race …

.. The DummyCraps thought that they had this race in the Bag . To be honest , so did I . Guess what ? I was wrong . Scott Brown has worked his butt off , and has run a fantastic campaign . He just may pull this off …

.. Up in New Hampshire , unlike the People ‘ s Republic of Taxachusetts , he can be more like himself ….

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… Big Blunder in Colorado [#Mark udall]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,October 14th,2014

. to date , Udall has been doing a decent job on Cory Gardiner on the pro – life debate . Now , he has really blundered …

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

.. mark udall has now come out solidly in fAVOUR of late – term abotions . What a botch ! …. Opinion has moved to fairly strongly in favour of the pro – life position , it is very solidly in favour of the pro – life position where it comes to late – term abortions … people most strongly do not like them …

.. and now , Udall has come out strongly in favour of them . Big Whoops !! …

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… Elbert Guillory is Ready for Prime Time [#US Senate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 11th,2014

.. State Senator Guillory is campaigning on behalf of his new party , the Republican Party . he switched parties more than 2 years ago . He has successfully sought re – election from his district [majority minority] as a Republican …

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

.. he has been vetted , and his will be a powerful voice on the campaign trail . Bill Cassidy will find him to be a powerful ally in the campaign debate . I especially believe this will be the case when the Louisiana DemoCraps pull their traditional dirty pool and throw cheap shots at Cassidy …

.. this one will get nasty . It will get nastier as Election Day nears . it will be red – hot molten if , as espected , this one goes to a runoff , and control of the US Senate may well be at stake …

.. let the fun begin …

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… Virginia is for [#Politics]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 9th,2014

.. a potential barnburner …

.. I have to admit , I did not see this coming . Mark Warner is a businessman , one who knows how to meet a payroll . He is also the richest DemoCrap in the Senate [up around $600 million in net worth] , so he can easily self – fund his campaign …

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

.. Ed Gillespie , the GOP nominee , is a veteran political operative . He has a huge bundle of political chits to cash in , so he can raise a fair bit of $$ for his own campaign . But , he has an uphill climb against Warner …

.. now , the polls have Warner well under 50% . He is now only up on Gillespie , 45% to 39% . with almost 16% undecided …

.. Gillespie will have some help . Virginia ‘ s legislative and state – wide elections are in odd – numbered years . So , the Senate race is the only statewide race . Gillespie and Warner will have to carry their own water , and each will have to make the sale …

.. who can make the sale best ? the one who does the best job soonest will likely be the winner , especially if it is Gillespie …

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… Joni surges Ahead [#IA US Senate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 4th,2014

.. Go , Joni , Go !! …

.. you bet I want Joni Ernst to win . She has run a fabulous campaign campaign . She has received some fairly lucky breaks , which always helps . Also , Terry Branstad running [likely a success] for re-election is a very huge help for her campaign …

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

.. having a royal screw – up for an opponent is even better . He opponent , Iowa congresscritter Bruce Braley has run a disaster for a campaign . Even worse , he has made several ill – timed mega – gaffes at several critical points in the campaign …

.. now , Joni leads bruce 44% to 38% , with an independent [left – leaning] with 6% , and 12% undecided . That is good . Braley is an incumbent , so the pressure is on him , not her . Also , with the left – leaner in the race , it hurts Braley …

.. so , Joni only needs to get to 48% (or better) to get clear of Braley for good . There is still work to do , though , and the debate season is now upon us …

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… Just as I suspected [#Iowa US Senate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,September 23rd,2014

.. especially so , considering it is a Quinnipiac University poll …

.. those Q polls are notorious for being DemoCrap – leaning in their sample distribution . So , the GOP does not look all that good in them , to say the least ….

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the campaign poll …

.. in this one , Joni Ernst has built a nice and healthy lead . She leads DemoCrap opponent Bruce Braley 50% to 44% , with 6% undecided . She only trails by 6 pts among women , but she has built a commanding 17 point lead among men , 56% to 39% …

.. Go , Joni , Go !! …

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… Oops !! [#Bruce Braley megaGaffe]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,September 20th,2014

.. nice going , dumb – dumb ! ..

.. mega – gaffes like this are why farmer , gun – owner , conservative , and mom Joni Ernst is going to be Iowa ‘ s next Senator …

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

.. it seems that the Des Moines Register itself got video of Congresscritter Braley marching in a Fourth of July parade . That is a standard staple for any office – seeker . Answering questions from someone in a crowd is not . Getting caught live on video is a huge , repeat , HUGE blunder …

.. you can count on this ending up in ads in this . It is why Braley is likely going to lose this race : His own big mouth …

.. [update] — got the video —

.. needs updating and clearing up for use in an ad , but is not a major problem …

.. [h/t — MoeLane]..

.. [link] to the video segment ….

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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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… Watch a DemoCrap look like a Jackhole [#Co US Senate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,September 13th,2014

.. I have heard of offensive lines before …

.. but this ?? ..

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the debate segment …

.. it refers to murdered (not executed , they were murdered) journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff . Udall states that they would be in favour of POTUS ‘ wimpy strategy vis-à-vis I.S.I.L. …

.. it does not matter that Udall has now apologized . His statement was inexcusable , and constitutes a really large gaffe ….

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