Election 2014, Ho Friggin’ Hum

Less than a week away, thank God

I thought I would throw up an election post, primarily to see if you guys are as apathetic and listless about next week as I am.

It doesn’t help living in the land of the heathen. A righty living in California is about as useless as a truth/transparency czar in Obama administration. There is zero drama concerning any state wide contests. Gov. Brown is as popular here as Kim Jong-un is in N. Korea, sans the detention camps. Ditto with his partners in crime, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome and A.G. Kamela Harris. I have warned you guys about Newsome and Harris in other posts, these two are young,radical and well connected, you will no doubt see them on the national stage soon.

I guess my biggest trepidation about next week is the potential for unfulfilled expectations. The GOP has turned snatching defeat from the jaws of victory into an art form. And when you consider what they have to offer, who is really surprised? They are the weak sisters, the party of “no”, the party of ,”Well, at least we ain’t Obama”, high praise indeed.

An underlining fear is that all the planets align and they do take the Senate, what then? It will then be time to put up or shut up, put something on the table, establish an agenda, a voice, declare the demarcation line between divergent visions, are they up do it? Doubtful.

Sure, the high drama of pushing Obama to a decision (something he really hates to do) to make him veto legislation that most thinking Americans can see (if presented capably) is in their and the country’s best interest, this example of the political process in action, highly entertaining.

But this presumes an ability, a skill not yet surfaced from the GOP as of yet. They have the talent. Start with some selective ingredients from Paul Ryan’s Roadmap For American Prosperity, add some hard nose Cruz conservatism, a dollop of “less government is better government” from Rand Paul, some Trey Gowdy Rule of Law is preeminent to our way of life, some input from Mike Lee and Justin Amish, then maybe provide a fresh face to present it, someone like a Susan Martinez from NM. Nothing half assed, reactionary or marginal will do, you are only as good as your opening night. Hit your mark, know your lines, and wow them, anything less and 2016 will be another debacle.

I am amused (and disgusted) with the lengths at which some dem candidates are using to distance themselves from President Toxic. Ferguson is being used, as well as birth control. And the Chippendale crowd (do they still have those? I think I just dated myself) is being put in play;

Now that I got CM’s attention :)

A great opportunity, magnificently squandered, this is why I am averting my eyes and tuning out all election predictions. I have seen this rerun before.

Any local or state races of interest to any readers out there>

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  1. grady

    “to see if you guys are as apathetic and listless about next week as I am”

    I’m voting here in Florida where the right/left split is pretty close to 50/50 and my vote does seem to count. Apathy is still high with me. Even if the candidates I vote for are elected, I’m not sure how much will be done in any sort of positive manner. I have a feeling that things can get better, but I worry that we haven’t hit the bottom that will be necessary to force politicians to do the right things.

    It is so tempting to just stop paying attention to the news, minimize my personal exposure to “the man” and enjoy a blissful life of ignorance from the willful inefficiency/debasement/corruption/dishonesty/ … of our society.

    Sigh

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  2. grady

    So Rich, what are your thoughts on Gov. Brown and the Democratic majority of both houses? I had seen on Bill Maher a while back that they had solved your state’s debt issues and were looking at prosperity for the future. I know Bill is a comedian, but those statements were made as a straight line. Is all not so wonderful on the left coast?

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  3. richtaylor365 *

    Gov. Brown suffers from that same Obama delusion, namely that raising taxes leads to prosperity, never has, never will.

    He is quite amazing, convincing seemingly intelligent folks that a lower deficit (still higher than most states) somehow translates into a surplus. Silicon Valley and Hollywood historically has bankrolled the state, but jobs as well as businesses are fleeing. The highest state corporate tax rates, sales and gasoline taxes in the country, combined with a heavy regulatory burden, continue to drive business away. California ranks dead last (8 years in a row) for quality of life for businesses, so large corporations like Intel, Boeing, Charles Schwab, Campbell Soup, Chevron, and Bayer (to name just a few) high tail it out of there, bad for business. And the pension liabilities accruing over time is a ticking time bomb.

    Factor in higher than normal unemployment, over crowding prisons (when they do incarcerate them, rare) a democrat run legislature, one that continues to throw money at schools despite rankings at the bottom, and the picture is far from rosy.

    I’m torn because the Bay Area is such a desirable place to live, perfect weather, 2 out of the 5 best universities in the world, every possible pass time and diversion, I can do it all here, all except entertain a positive notion concerning the state’s future.

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  4. richtaylor365 *

    Oh, Grady, have you been following the stink Maher caused at UC Berkeley? Ain’t it nice to see one of their own getting a taste of liberal hypocrisy?

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  5. Biggie G

    I too live in a state where my vote doesn’t matter. I didn’t even know that Corey Booker was running for election. I’m not sure who his sacrificial opponent is. I’m just glad it’s not that ass Steve Lonegan.

    I also know that my rep is up for election. I don’t even know if they bothered running a Republican. My district contains the city of Camden, so I know that I will have a white Democrat as my congressman.

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  6. grady

    I hadn’t really followed it, but I had heard. Bill Maher has said some pretty vicious stuff over the years (all in the name of humor, of course), but I guess he finally crossed the wrong line for some folks. Now his political humor is “hate speech”.

    Reminds me of the South Park guys doing bits on Mohamed. Comedy Central would not allow them to actually show his image (they used Santa, a cute bear & a blacked out box that I have seen), but they would usually have some brutal stuff against Christians in the same show. Not sure if the producers even recognized the irony of it.

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  7. Xetrov

    I am apathetic about my apathy regarding the 2014 election. If Republicans take the Senate, then it will be two houses of congress in conjunction with the POTUS keeping legislation at a stand-still instead of just one. Obama has already shown he doesn’t know the meaning of the word compromise, so he will use Executive Action to bend us over instead of Legislative Action. Democrats can then blame Republicans for harming the country and nothing getting done in Congress in 2016. Rinse. Repeat.

    When all is said and done, both parties are screwing us. The only difference is how much lube they use.

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  8. Xetrov

    I’ll tell you what I’m not apathetic about. This bullshit – http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/10/29/massive-non-citizen-voting-uncovered-in-maryland/

    An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years.

    The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people in Frederick County who stated that they are not U.S. citizens on jury duty forms went on to cast votes in elections. Either they failed to tell the truth when they were summoned for jury duty, or they cast illegal votes. Both are crimes. The same group previously found that about 40,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland.

    And this bullshit – http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/102914-724077-la-raza-advocacy-amounts-to-encouragement-of-illegal-alien-voting.htm

    The National Council of La Raza is promoting no-identification voting states to its followers. Might that have something to do with its advocacy of illegal immigration and the Democrats’ flagging electoral fortunes?

    La Raza, as it’s known, is no ordinary nongovernmental organization in the “anti-poverty” racket. A group of lawyers and activists, it has long functioned as the illegal alien lobby in the U.S., advocating aggressively for the cause of open borders.

    For its latest stunt, it has published on its website and social media a list of voting stations that don’t require IDs. Interesting, given a recent Harvard study showing that illegal immigrants have almost certainly swung close elections in recent years by canceling out U.S. citizens’ votes to ensure Democrat victories.

    With Democrats trailing in the polls, it’s reasonable to conclude they’re seeking to swing another through the illegal alien vote on Tuesday.

    It pisses me off to no end that this is even an issue in this country.

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  9. AlexInCT

    My favorite are all the stories about voter fraud out there being ignored by the usual suspects in the LSM. As others have said: the only way you beat the democrats is to get enough votes to beat the margin of error that allows them to steal the election as they usually do in close ones.

    The thing to keep in mind is that whomever wins this election, the American people will end up losing. If the republicans win in the predicted route, Obama will just start acting like the de facto king he thinks he is, and he will expedite his “destroy the America he and his kind hate” agenda. If the democrats manage to cheat enough to steal enough elections, they will just keep doing the same shit they have been doing for the last 6 years, which amounts to tearing down everything that once made this country great.

    Maybe I am cynical, but I think the damage has been done and there is no going back without another bloody revolution, and all we are deciding with these elections these days is how fast we burn on the ash heap of history.

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  10. Biggie G

    This could get interesting. I just got my sample ballot in the mail today. I have not seen many commercials, but in my district, which contains the city of Camden, we have a white Democrat running against a black Republican. I’d like to say that heads might explode but they won’t. The white liberals in Haddonfield and Cherry Hill will still have a white congressman.

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  11. West Virginia Rebel

    The most entertaining thing this election is how fast Democrats are running from Obama. Two years to go, and he’s already being treated like a historical afterthought. You also have bald-faced vote-switching in Illinois and Maryland, and Mary Landrieu down in Louisiana calling her own state racist. You have a Republican candidate for governor not showing up to his own debate over a fan.

    If you think this year’s Silly Season was overdone, wait until 2016 when we have a Clinton against a Bush again (or whomever the Republicans pick to lose against She We Await, and I hate to say this but I think she could still win.)

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