Encore of Revival: America, November 12, 2018

This was an astonishing victory for Republicans for any year, especially a controlling party midterm. Senate Republicans have rarely held this many seats since the FDR days except Reagan and W Bush. Losses in the House were among the lowest losses for a controlling party midterm. By gaining seats in the Senate, Republicans are winning the long game. We are headed for a possible supermajority by the end of Trump’s second term. In the next two years, House Democrats will have just enough power to be irritating, but not enough to make any difference, other than helping Trump get re-elected in 2020.

Democrats are darned if they do and darned if they don’t. Trump’s appointees can be approved faster and impeachment in the House would die in the Senate. Opposition party power is good for presidential elections. Trump’s best course of action would be to deliver the strongest Conservative proposals so Democrats can go on record as obstructionists. The best course of action for Democrats would be to talk and vote like Republicans, which has always been historically favorable, proven with Democratic Rahm Emanuel -led “blue dog” victory in 2006.

Results are still being counted. At last count, Democrats gained 30 seats in the House and had control of the House by 7. Most of those states had Democratic Senate and gubernatorial victories. In this victory for Democrats, nothing seems out of the ordinary. The election results appear to be real and fair; Democrats won the House fair and square.

The question of some after-election counting and recounting, however, seems sketchy. The Arizona Senate race looks like a lost cause for the Republican candidate. Arguably from Senate voting records, the Arizona seat up for grabs was not gained by Democrats except in name only. That Senate seat will be up the election Trump leaves office. But, that’s a different story from a cluster of recount fiascos in Florida and Georgia, where recounting is a matter of procedure, not questionable results. The losers in those elections are pushing in hopes that close results can easily be tipped. If recounts were to change those results, that would open bigger questions, bigger objections, and bigger investigations. So far, the number of ballots in question would not change the results; miscounts would.

Even with the ground Republicans took, Democrats outspent Republicans by roughly $300M. Ironically, Democrats campaign on a platform of opposing big money and suspect business man Trump of trying to buy the presidency. The spending was bad optics for them.

Trump’s proved helpful on the campaign trail. Many Republicans who pushed him away lost. Senate Republicans defeated incumbents in Florida, Indiana, Missouri, and North Dakota. Senate Republicans also held vacant seats in Tennessee and Utah. 26 Republicans retired, more than any midterm year since 1974, the greatest retirements being 27 in 2008.

FDR holds both the greatest midterm gain and midterm loss since his time as president. After FDR, the greatest midterm loss was Obama’s first midterm. The greatest midterm gain in the Senate was Trump, the second-greatest being JFK with +3. This was a favorable midterm year for Republicans. But, already you read that right here at Pacific Daily Times before the election. So, while Republicans had a historic election, Pacific Daily Times has set a new standard for accuracy in the media.

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Encore of Revival: America, June 13, 2016

Encore of Revival: America, June 13, 2016

As predicted: Sanders lost to the Clinton machine, Trump reached out to unite all disgruntled voters disenfranchised by a “rigged” system.

Trump says that a judge’s association with professional organizations, specifically La Raza reportedly having made anti-Trump statements, has demonstrated a recusable conflict of interest. Then, Conservatives and Liberals discuss whether Trump should make “Anti-Mexican” statements. There are so many red herrings in this election that one could start a fishing business and so many straw men that a farmer could stock his barn for the next eight years.

So, Trump continues to be attacked by the old boys club for not speaking more peacefully. Interestingly, there was another attack from a member of a religion the Bush family called “peaceful”, this time, also interestingly, in Florida.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Fox Election

CNN Election

Trump: FL, IL, NC, MP, MO+0.2%? Kasich: OH

NBC calls Trump MO, 32 delegates (NBC)

Florida—Rubio, Trump, Clinton… (AP)

House: 383-0, ISIS genocide of Christians (Young Conservatives)

Photo: Trump-charger stands on flag (Facebook – Justin Adams)

Newt: RNC can’t stop Trump, viz FL (Breitbart)

Auto-Homeland could admit wrong immigrants (Yahoo-Reuters)

Establishment: Boehner endorses Paul Ryan for president | Politico

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Tempo: April 10, 2015

California sheriff’s deputies beat a horse thief who is tazed and down—55 times. Rand Paul answered his last question, then left; the Left calls that “walking out”; but he would never walk out on talks with Iran. Switzerland issues the first ever 10 year bonds yielding a negative interest rate, paying back less than they were sold for. Marco Rubio issues a montage video, non-specific as a Ted Kennedy speech, with music one might expect in a Transformers movie. Krauthammer also compared Rubio to Kennedy, in a good way. Hillary Clinton plans to run, as does Jeb. Eric Bolling, in for Bill-O, doesn’t like political dynasties. Microsoft makes Windows 10, the 9th edition of Windows, available to more smartphones. NRA audiences don’t like the press either. Bonus articles: April 9, 1865. The Surrender at Appomattox (Dialog of Civil War surrender) | 7 Reasons Even Really Smart People Can Be Fooled by Liars

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