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Friday, November 11, 2022

Midterms IV: Looking Back and Ahead

Well, the dang things happened, finally. We had our midterm elections. The world now can go back to mocking American politics.

Both major parties had declared these midterm elections the most important in our history: ones that would determine the very fate of democracy and the survival of our Republic. The GOP, FOX, and assorted conservative pundits announced that the nation would witness and feel a RED TSUNAMI that would sweep away the leftist evil-doers. The DNC, the major networks, and other corporate allies said, "Nah! The Blue Wall will hold back the red fascist tide!"  

So wha' happen'd? 

As usual, neither scenario proved true. My doubts about a red wave proved accurate. No Red tsunami and no impenetrable Blue wall. There was, however, despite all the wailing on the GOP side, and despite blatant Democratic electoral fraud, a considerable red river that poked through, under, and around the blue wall in several spots, and caused significant erosion of the blue fortress. Didn't cave it or wash it away, but, nevertheless, we should not ignore some big wins. 

But first . . . 

Big waves of either color have proven rare in our history. 

We have a very large, complicated, and diverse country; its politics, as a consequence, vary considerably from one region to another. What's important in Arizona, does not necessarily register as an issue in New York, for example. Our wise founding fathers saw this, even in 1789, and created the electoral college, three co-equal branches of government, and a federal system with considerable power left to the individual states and the people; they were willing to live with a certain amount of national political deadlock or, let's say, ambiguity for the sake of restraining the central government's power. It's a good system. It's system of checks-and-balances generally has worked well for us for nearly two and a half centuries.

Today, however, we have serious trouble in America. We see that young people, ages 18-29, can be and are bought and swayed by the ludicrous promises and policies of the increasingly authoritarian Democratic Party--since its founding an odd mix of thugs and so-called intellectuals. This party, the world's oldest, promises, and ensures, no consequences for bizarre and destructive personal behavior. Our cities are a horrific mess. We effectively have no borders. Our educational institutions have become a nightmare under Democratic rule. They produce credentialed, smug, lazy, ahistorical, illiterate and silly brutes with strong self-esteem, an overwhelmingly sense of entitlement, and disconnected from the real economy. These stupid brutes basically add nothing to our material, spiritual, and intellectual wealth. They are ripe for manipulation and exploitation by the lords of the new left, and its billionaire allies in the mass media, high tech, and Pharma industries. They are the lemmings of the woke movement.

Appeals to patriotism, historical practice, and just common sense, make increasingly less headway with this mass of stupid voters. These electors now respond more to emotional appeals, often relying on fake science--e.g., men can become women, men can get pregnant, global climate "crisis," the COVID "crisis"--promoted by cynical social media "influencers" and politicos, among others. They deny the existence of a crime wave--you are racist if you point it out--and any inflation concerns are dealt with by government subsidies, e.g., COVID payments of various types, student debt "forgiveness," etc. They hate children and want to see them tortured or dead. They spout off a distorted version of history, which demands that America and the West atone for sins with reparations and open borders. They hate our country and the Western civilization from which it springs. 

All that, of course, is quite apart from the corruption of the electoral process itself. Stealing elections is a well-honed art by the Democrats. In the last few election cycles, the Dems have become evermore cynical, and less and less worried about keeping what they do out of view.  They have no shame in using the bureaucracy and law enforcement to harass and intimidate the political opposition. They are aided in this by, as mentioned, a compliant and actively complicit media complex and the high lords of high tech. 

I have to laugh/cry when I see conservatives arguing among themselves over we should run Trump or DeSantis in 2024. The Dems are quite happy to see and foster this silly debate. They run a mummy for President, a human vegetable for the Senate, and a DEAD guy for a State assembly seat, and they WIN! Their candidate for governor in Arizona just happens to be the person in charge of ensuring electoral integrity in Arizona. Yet, despite all this, we get labelled election deniers, get censored, thrown off media platforms, and ridiculed as conspiracy theorists if we express doubts about our election system. It simply doesn't matter how good your candidates are if the system is rigged to ensure they lose.

All is not lost, however. In these midterm elections we did see some good people manage to get through. The GOP will, it seems, control, barely, one and perhaps both houses of Congress. The problem is what will the GOP do with it? If we keep politicos such as McConnell and McCarthy in charge, politicos who want to "move on," "forget the past," "work constructively" with the mummy, then nothing will happen and the party and the nation will continue the slide into oblivion.

Battery is getting low on the laptop, and I will blast this off into the ether. 

Forgive any typos or overtly stupid statements. 

More thoughts to come.   


  1. "Battery is getting low on the laptop": that's a pretty good metaphor for Lezgo Brandon, I thought. Then I realised you meant it literally.

    After Geriatric Joe, who? Hasbeen Hellbitch? Hapless Harris?

    1. We are a major vegetable producing country, so there are many options.
      The Diplomat

    2. So good to see your comments, DM. I am Feel free to write at your convenience. I value your insights, even more so, now that your politics across the pond are as trucked up as ours. (Dammit! It was not supposed to be a competition!)The sources of the trucking are about the same: A Rousseavian education system and media, producing a cadre of politicians who would have flunked out of clown college.

  2. Thank you for a concise, well-written summary (Mid-terms of '22) of the current state of affairs that should make it into the history books

  3. There is still hope. All of these narcissistic entitled brats who were raised by their school administrators and peers rather than living, loving parents will not reproduce. Those outside of California and in the church are breeding like rabbits.
    Now if only we can pass a ban on electronic technology other than a phone call in elections. Seriously... imo, that's our biggest threat to democracy as electronic voting allows large scale cheating by a very small cadre of individuals... might even be several small cadres fighting back and forth. I write software that gets attacked all the time, and there are so many stupid people doing the same.

    - reader #1482

    1. I concur, electronic voting must go, it is too easily manipulated. Voting by mail is even worse, there is no way of knowing where that ballot actually originated.

  4. Someone recently wrote 'Republicans win to hold office'. 'Democrats win to hold power'. Something like that. We are different kinds of people. Political power for Democrats is as vital as oxygen and blood.

  5. "Our educational institutions have become a nightmare under Democratic rule. They produce credentialed, smug, lazy, ahistorical, illiterate and silly brutes with strong self-esteem, an overwhelmingly sense of entitlement, and disconnected from the real economy."

    Yes. So, what can we do to wake the woke?

    1. Wait 'em out... overwhelm them kids growing up without governmental dependency. Live with trust in the lord.

      - reader #1482

  6. Logic will not sway them. If we have a civil war the end will be worse as we will let loosed the worst of ourselves and that will end up running things. We do not have any of the caliber of our founders. Except maybe orange man who is wildly vilified even though he did not enter politics to get richer, or even richer.

    I do not think this will end well at all.

  7. It cannot end well. About that, there is no doubt. The National Debt is unrepayable. Future obligations for things like government pensions, Social Security, and Medicare are unpayable. FedGov is spending far beyond its means. The Real Economy base which used to pay taxes and provide jobs has been offshored. The military is incompetent, and the educational system is perverse.

    Consequently, the currency will continue to debase -- to the point where the foreigners exchanging real goods & services for BidenBucks will decide to stop accepting them. That will be the Collapse.

    What happens after that? Will the US be like an alcoholic who hits rock bottom and then cleans up his act and starts climbing out of the very deep hole we have allowed Our Betters to dig? Or will it all end in death? Time will tell.

    Elections under the current fraudulent system will not change anything significant.

    1. Let's face it, EVERYTHING ends in "death"..

      However, like al good jokes, timing id important.

      That said, those who strive to do the REAL "right thing" have been targeted for destruction for a LONG time.. Why? Basic malice. Pure, unadulterated, unrelieved MALICE. NOT "incompetence", NOT "happenstance", not"misfortune, but MALICE laid over Robert Heinlein's "bad luck"

      THE Heinlein quote:

      "Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

      This is known as "bad luck.”

    2. "The National Debt is unrepayable." As far as I know the only sizeable country to pay off most of its national debt was Britain between the Napoleonic Wars and WWI. A precedent of only one country is hardly encouraging.

      "Future obligations for things like ... Social Security, and Medicare are unpayable." I've seen people do the sums and conclude that the US Social Security costs will be easy to meet. The same people conclude that Medicaid and Medicare are ruinous - no plausible tax rise could ever cover their costs.

      I don't know about the cost of your government pensions, but ours (UK) look to be wildly extravagant.

    3. Not so sure about "unrepayable" as doesn't mean anything to a fiat currency like the US dollar. Yes, the government can repay by printing money, Argentina-style.... but where does the global reserve currency go after that? Back to the British pound?
      If the dollar was pinned to gold, then our debt would indeed be 'unrepayable'.

      - reader #1482


    4. #1482: Not so sure about "unrepayable" as doesn't mean anything to a fiat currency like the US dollar.

      Getting rather close to politician-style dancing on the head of a pin there!

      Consider an ordinary US citizen who buys a FedGov bond (i.e. loans FedGov money), say investing a dollar amount that today would buy a luxury car. Years in the future, when the bond matures, the citizen receives a large amount of dollars -- but those dollars then will pay only for a heavily-used bicycle. Will that citizen think that his loan to FedGov has been "repaid"? What if that citizen is you?

    5. I'd certainly think it's a total crapshoot and vote the jerks out of office... as I've been trying to do with the reckless spenders for decades.
      I'm the choir here... I was just quite splitting hairs... the way the democrats are intending on 'repaying' the debt is by inflation.. whether that's by "quantitative easing" their way out of it or by straight up defaulting.. it'll devalue the dollar in the extreme. Nobody really knows what will happen after the US declares its debt null de facto, but I'm pretty sure it won't be pretty.

      - reader #1482

  8. I. Put it at 40 years of political indoctrination by the public schools run by the Marxists. And my opinion is you will never have a proper election with mail voting, it can't happen without fraud.
    Between those 2, the population has decided lock downs, run away inflation, total economic uncertainty is all fine.

  9. Speaking of Death:

    There is this, apparently by that "Anon" person::

    "The most terrifying force of death, comes from the hands of “Men who wanted to be left alone”.

    They try, so very hard, to mind their own business and provide for themselves and those they love.

    They resist every impulse to fight back, knowing the forced and permanent change of life that will come from it.

    They know, that the moment they fight back, the lives as they have lived them, are over.

    The moment the “Men who wanted to be left alone” are forced to fight back, it is a small form of suicide. They are literally killing off who they used to be. . . .

    Which is why, when forced to take up violence, these “Men who wanted to be left alone”, fight with unholy vengeance against those who murdered their former lives. They fight with raw hate, and a drive that cannot be fathomed by those who are merely play-acting at politics and terror. TRUE TERROR will arrive at the Left’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy . . . . but it will fall upon deaf ears".

    Now, the ,ore astute of the statist degenerates are aware of this; hence the systematic "legal" erosion of liberty and personal "control" over the last century. Will all of that bastardry be enough to blunt any movement by "The men (and women), who just wanted to be left alone"?

    I suspect we may soon find out.

  10. Just think we all need a shout out to the supreme court... above all else, they have really started to re-take the Constitution.
    So many people misinterpret what's going on in the conservative swing there. There are a great number of good rulings coming out about abortion and religious freedom. Lefty marxist groups portray these as "trying to drag society back to the 1700s".. and they must be knowingly wrong here, because everything about Scalia and his successors has never been about dragging anybody back anywhere.
    It's about basic honesty... looking at the Constitution and caring about what it means... rather than looking at it through some post-modern prism and saying "well to me it means...." The Constitution as it was written had clear meaning *and* it included ways to amend it. Among those ways was *not* "or get the supreme court to change it". That's what happened for most of the 1900s... the extremes of pop culture got a compliant court to change the constitution on their behalf with the stroke of a pen. Then they crowed 'stare decisis' to try and force sane jurists to keep up the gag. I do hope those days are over for good. If the country wants to change the Constitution, we can follow the Constitution's rules for doing exactly that.
    It's fundamentally *only* about honesty.

    - reader #1482

  11. Ballot dumps will deliver key Congressional districts to the Jackass party. That and our kine of Bashan, for whom abortion access is infinitely more important than inflation and the erosion of America's international position, assure this.

  12. Now with clean sailing with Sundowner and Democrat run Senate see if China doesn't jump on Taiwan

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  14. "Forgive any typos..."

    Hereby Forgiven w/out
    malice or fore thought.

    ..."or overtly stupid statements."

    None were noted or referenced,

    "More thoughts to come." -wla

    Standing by ready to receive~~~
    all comms, on all channels~~~
    On Watch~~~
    Whilst eagerly awaiting
    Brother Dip's next post,
    hear Uncle Victor 'discuss
    the past, present, and future
    mess the Leftist regime has
    gone and gotten US into,
    with declining wiggle
    room to get our
    sorry asses
    out of, in
    "Let's Roll"

  15. Read the No Pasaran!
    We have been had. Because every trend in mid terms especially in a bad to worsening situation didn't happen

    1. Slow down a step, & take a twelve min listen Br'er Skip,
      here's Mark Levin, he offers US an accurate analysis,
      and a far more wise & learned Mid-Term conclusion/s
      for we GOP Republicans to consider, as we make
      our way forward for, "Better or Worse"~~~
      On Watch~~~

      "Let's Roll"

    2. try this w/ trips www

  16. Saw the sudden raft of claims that there would be a red tsunami, and wondered how they thought that would happen with so much election fraud going on in a number of states. So I thought I'd wait and see if they really knew something. They didn't. Question now is - were they suckered into this, or did they have ulterior motives?