As this little post is being drafted it appears that the Blue Dems will take control of the House of Reps and are going to gain over 30 seats, maybe 35. The Red Reps will keep the Senate and expand their margin by (it seems) three seats. So, in my most humble opinion, we saw neither a Blue wave nor a Red tide; we got us a Purple Barney.
Under normal circumstances, yesterday's results are OK for everybody. We have split government of a sort that the Founders seemed to prefer. Nobody has too much power, and everybody has to make deals to get half of a loaf.
Not bad, except . . . these are NOT normal times. There is an element of craziness and mob rule in the Democratic party that is (understatement) troubling for the future of our country. The first order of business will be to put an end to uncovering the scandals of the FBI, CIA and DOJ. We will see an attempt to revive the dying Russia! probe. We will see lots of loose talk about impeachment of Trump and Kavanaugh and anybody else they don't like, and endless impeachment investigations. We will see an end to legislated border security and efforts to put an end to election fraud. Forget coming up with a reasonable federal budget, and there will be an effort to cut the military. I have no idea what will happen with the new NAFTA deal which requires House approval.
On the good news side: If you had to pick one chamber to control, the Senate is the one. The GOP has that and more comfortably than the numbers alone would indicate. There are no McCains or Flakes unless newly elected Senator Mitt Romney decides to take on the "maverick" role. That means the effort to transform the judiciary into protectors of the Constitution can continue. That's a good thing. It also means no impeachment effort will prosper, also a good thing.
So let's see how President Trump handles Barney, a creature naturally disposed to primeval swamps.
My suggestion? Not that anybody is asking or that President Trump needs my advice, but I would call Congress into session today. Ram as much of my agenda through the lame duck session as is possible. Hope that Paul Ryan, perhaps one of the biological fathers of the GOP loss in the House, doesn't come up with some reason to stall and muddy as he did on health care.
Maybe there's just time to impeach, try, and convict any judge on SCOTUS that the Repulsicants don't like. That would really annoy the Demorats.ReplyDelete
Alas, for conviction the Republicans would need 67 Senators.Delete
No doubt there's some arm of the Secret State that could arrange that at a price.Delete
Minnesota has lost its mind!ReplyDelete
Method in the Madness?Delete
~~Keep Keith on ICE~~
Till Hell freezes over,
or one of his suppliers
takes him night-ice fishing
~~~Glub Glub Glub~~~
hOWlie the Wolf
My late grandmother told me that 'in Montana, we got Nort(stet) Dakota jokes. In Nort Dakota, they tell Minasoda jokes'. (again, stet)Delete
Before the changing of the guard in January, the Republicans should ram through the “Fairness in Government Act.” Which law would mandate that any information subpoenaed from the President by the House as part of an impeachment investigation would automatically be subpoenaed from the House leadership as well. Tax records, business dealings, family connections, private conversations, whatever is demanded of the President would be required from the Speaker and the chairman of the major committees, and from whomever voted for the impeachment resolution. All evidence made available to the Senate and the Justice Department.ReplyDelete
It’s only fair. Aren’t we all in favor of transparency in government?
I like it!Delete
- reder #1482
Excellent! It could be called the Sauce for the Goose Act.Delete
..."Republicans should ram through the “Fairness in Government Act.”Delete
Concur, "Damn The Torpedoes,
RAM IT >>-Full Speed Ahead-->
The catch 22 act.Delete
I Love YouReplyDelete
You Love Me
Oh how Happy
We can be. . .
A Purple Haze?
The POTUS' Pen,
accompanied by the Senate and Supremes,
will provide the muscle needed to finish
draining the swamp, and building the wall!
READY SET GO!
Well, I'm in Texas. That porno assassin that SNL made fun of? That's MY porno assassin! Best wishes to Representative Dan Crenshaw.Delete
Maybe our President offers something in the way of being conciliatory?ReplyDelete
How's about placing a Presidential Medal of Freedom around Taylor Swift's throat? Taylor did afterall suggest Tennesseans get out and put Marsha Blackburn into the Senate no? And the Tennessee seat was the first to flip?
I'm trying to be helpful here so OW please don't take me to the woodshed outta hand. I mean had our side held the House my 'helpful suggestion' was gonna be DiFi getting one around her throat too. A twofer if you will.
OW please don't take me to the woodshed...Delete
Weel les see her Br'er JK... I aint never saw dat thar Freedom Medal youse gonna wrap roun dem sistas pipes... reckon its got an anchor on it? maybe da boyz up in Minisoda can take dem gals Ice fishn too?
~~~dOWn in da 'glades~~~
It's hardly a stinging rebuke of the sort we saw against Democrats in 2010 after their massive misunderstanding of their mandate with obamacare. If there had been just a couple fewer retirements and such among the GOP, the house could have been kept. As house leader, Ryan pretty well owns those.ReplyDelete
These results means no border wall, and more rockets that will never fly.
- reader #1482
Oh.. and your old stomping ground, California.... has voted to declare how farmers should raise their livestock.... probably 99% of the voters who voted for this have never been to an actual production agriculture facility, but takes their cues from Disney's anthropomorphic cartoons.ReplyDelete
- reader #1482
..."These results means no border wall, and more rockets that will never fly."ReplyDelete
NEVER's a long long time Dear -reader 14.8~~~
Way I see it, 2 years is more than enough time for the opposition to re-Hang themselves, and clear the way for the ~Second Coming of The Donald~ in the mean time, the in-between time, the CinC with Senators 'n Supremes covering his '6' will "Fire at Will" -- when/if push comes to shove! As for the WALL, don't see many(count'em) Congress Critters, Effelumps or Donks, who'll have the politically suicidal tendencies to trip up the Prez, while he's preventing an INVASION across the Southern Border... Btw, you know of any bookies giving short odds?
This Barney has a silver (red?) lining. The Republican House members who retired or lost were predominately of the Never Trumpers cadre. The Democrats who now hold those seats will be facing Trump on the ballot and, depending on how crazy Nancy wants to go, an angry electorate. How long will these new Congressmen sit on the sidelines being told by Octogenarians to shut up and vote as their told?ReplyDelete
Gains in the Senate were huge...historically that doesn't happen in the first midterm. Murkowski and Collins are now irrelevant again. Keep packing the Bench with Constitutionalists Judges.
Every major candidate Obama fought for lost. The major candidates Trump fought for won (waiting for Minnesota but that wont change the balance in the Senate).
The 3 Senators who voted against Kavanaugh lost (Manchin vote for him and won...imagine that). To add insult to injury, now that the accusers are starting to come out and admit they lied (likely already known by the Left anyways) its awesome that supporting that lie led to their downfall.
And of course Crenshaw won his House race. Suck on that SNL.
that the accusers are starting to come out and admit they liedDelete
I have heard about one person who lied about being an accuser, but not about an accuser who lied. Who was that?
The main problem was that Feinstein bypassed established procedure. She did it with deft political timing, but the accusation never would've seen the light of day if it'd been handled by the standard procedure, which is intended to keep uncorroborated accusations from unfairly tarring nominees.Delete
There was one accuser, one accusation, and there was no corroboration to be found among anybody who knew either person.
Honestly, it doesn't add up. Accusations should have come out of the woodwork if the original accusation was true.
As Collins said (like or hate her, in this case, she's right), if we establish the disqualification criteria *so* low, that a single uncorroborated accusation can cancel a nomination, there will never be another confirmation to any position.
- reader #1482
Strictly speaking Browbeat you're correct nobody "lied" rather it would appear the precise terminology employed was "fabricated" Clearly, not the same at all.Delete
There was one accuser called to testify, which is different from there being one accuser.
The WATE web staff did not do its homework very well. Munro-Leighton is the woman to whom I referred as lying about being an accuser. She has acknowledged falsely claiming authorship of the Jane Doe letter, not fabricating it.
This is not evidence regarding whether the Jane Doe was fabricated or not.
Not that it matters. Kavanaugh clearly lied in his testimony ("Renate alumnus" for one), and the Republicans and Manchin didn't care. I doubt any truth to the Jane Doe story would have changed that.
"She did it with deft political timing,... -1492Delete
I smell Chinese guidance in her Tea leaves~~~
But the Bitch Burned her Britches!
Thus allowing the La Grande Orange Pekoe, to secure his Senate, and take another bight (sic) or two on the supremes - Is that other bimbo-octo on the bench still ticking? Anyh@^@t -- 6 years is a long time when one is in the '80s...lullabye and goodnight~~~
So Browbeat we are now to understand the "one accuser called to [publicly] testify" is an animal distinct from a forgerer's provision to the same investigatory body's purview? That the one is evidence but the other is not?Delete
That upon the carcass of Renate alumnus (gasp! somebody in Washington DC lied!) the doom of the Republic illumins?
Nonny! the notorious RBG had a big downfall-boomgo and broke 3 ribs. Just in case you missed it.Delete
The Dems taking over the House may well be one of those "Be careful what you wish for" moments. Allowing (sane) American voters to observe two years Of Maxine Waters and her associates unhinged ought to help Trump win another 4 years in 2020.ReplyDelete
Thank God Paul Ryan is taking his ball and glove ... bat, first base, and the first row of seats behind the screen ... and going home. I, for one, will not miss this pussy. (Bet he comes back as a high-priced lobbyist.)ReplyDelete
Lots of RINOs are out to pasture now. An equitable trade in return for watching SanFranNan and Maxine burn the carney down over the next two years.ReplyDelete
And may they all, rinos n'rats, continue to stepinshat on whatever "pasture" they're at!
Pray for another opportunity for a SCOTUS appointment. It should be entertaining and a good test of the mettle of our new Senators.ReplyDelete
breyer, ginsburg, sotomayor, kagan.Delete
Who among these would leave on Trump's watch? Not a one.
breyer is 80, ginsburg is 85... nobody else is even close to calling it quits on "the opponent's" watch.
I think we can count ourselves lucky that Kennedy left at age 82. Breyer and Ginsburg wouldn't think about leaving on Trump's watch.
- reader #1482
"...Breyer and Ginsburg wouldn't think about leaving on Trump's watch."Delete
Well 1000+400+80+2,(they (learned scholars) say that arithmetic exercises the mind!) I wonder tho, will the Octo-genarians in question have the option of ignoring the call on Gabriel's TRUMPet? Tattoo to you too!
"She [Justice Ginsberg]was admitted to the hospital for treatment and observation after tests showed she fractured three ribs.
In her absence, the court was going ahead Thursday with a courtroom ceremony welcoming new Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the court last month. President Donald Trump and new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker were expected to attend.
Ginsburg has had a series of health problems. She broke two ribs in a fall in 2012. She has had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014. She also was hospitalized after a bad reaction to medicine in 2009.
Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg rebuffed suggestions from some liberals that she should step down in the first two years of President Barack Obama’s second term, when Democrats also controlled the Senate and would have been likely to confirm her successor... "
Get Well Ruth! Be safe
Then resign and retire
and write your memoirs
V/R On Watch~~~
If Trump wins in 2020, RBS would have to break the scotus age record to prevent another pick. If emperor palpatine is to be believed, ie, that the force of hatred makes one strong and long-lived, RBS will stay past 2024 in the even Trump wins another four.Delete
- reader #1482
Hate is no match for Genetics!ReplyDelete
She too will lay her head down and won't wake-up.
While we wait for the inevitable tho, it'd be wise to begin replacing Conservative jurists who want to retire with 40 something year olds. just make sure the incoming batch has that fire in the belly Constitutionalist DNA!
Unfortunate that the Democrats are attempting to steal the senate seats in FL and AZ. Looks like Trump is on to them but these folks need to be shot against a wall, not just investigated and never prosecuted.ReplyDelete
Sorry Buddy, bullets would be too quick and impersonal for these Treasonous dirtbags! When convicted, Lock the perps up in a pigpen at Gitmo! Feed them slop morning and night, hose'em down once a week whether they need it or not! If they serve 20 years and keep their noses clean at Gitmo, transfer the FELONS to serve out the remainder of their miserable lives, 'Off The Wall', in a wet hole at Fort Jefferson! Call it a Presidential Pardon! ~~~On Watch~~~ReplyDelete
The Dems taking the House should guarantee Trump's reelection. He can just run against them. The Dems are again overreaching with their behavior, they just can't seem to help themselves.