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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Election Day 2018

As my father used to say: "You can never predict the outcome of an election. And you can never tell how a jury might decide."

And remember...

The same goes for those who vote 3rd party: they elect Democrats.


  1. And if you don't like the Republicans, remember, at least they are
    Not Insane!
    That's the choice this year.

  2. This election night will be like every other in the Silverfiddle house: Wife downstairs encamped in front of the TV alternately cheering and booing the unfolding election coverage like a South American soccer match, and me holed-up in the back room with my guitar and a bottle of whiskey.

    God bless America, please...

    1. I'll be there in spirit with your WIFE.


    2. I admire the fact that at your wizened age you are still not a jaded cynic like me.

    3. I probably am, but I take considerable pains both to deny and to hide it –– even –– or, perhaps, espcially from myself.

      I believe that in order to have faith, we must ACT as IF we already HAD it.

      The hardbitten cynics –– of which I do not count you a member –– are so steeped in mockery, disdain, derision, and rejection they would invariably denigrate my position a "hypocrisy," which keeps THEM prisoners of their own misery.

      Tha is THEIR problem, not mine, thank God.

    4. I'll check sporadically tonight, but I'm not going to spend my entire evening watching election returns, which are often upended when the metropolitan areas' votes are counted. That's the story here in Virginia, anyway.

  3. As has often been said, "We are cursed to live in interestng times."

    As an article of my Christian faith, I try to maintain an attiude of cautious optimism. It MAY be possible the election will turn in "OUR" favor.

    After all, look what happened just two short years ago: Mr. Trump WON a DECISIVE victory, even though the POLLS had told us for WEEKS that Hillaturd had a NINETY-EIGHT PERCENT chance of winning, and winning BIG.

    And a Har Dee Har Har to THAT, eh? It didn't turn out very well for Her Heinous, did it? She and all her scurrilous band of lame0brained supporters have been squealing like a barnyard full of stuck pigs ever since, haven't they?

    From the tremendous positive response our our frankly marvellous president keeps getting during his marathon run of seemingly endless rallies crisscrossing the nation, the majority of rank and file working Americans just LOVE Donald Trump.

    It's only the vain, conceited, deluded pseudo-intellectual snobs in the ENEMEDIA, the decidedly MARXIAN PROFESSORIAT, the BOORISH, OUT-OF-TOUCH, frankly STUPID VULGARIANS that run HOLLYWOOD, the dour, self-righteous, captious dullards who are always eager to condmn just-about EVERYONE who stands up to be counted, and the monstrously greedy, godless globalist-internationalist OLIGARCHS who fancy themselves as Masters of the Universe and quite open strive to ENSLAVE the entire WORLD who DON'T like President Trump.

    They are a distinct– but-disproprotionately powerful MINORITY who just happen to control about 85% of the world's wealth.

    Once "The People" en masse become fully aware of the way this cabal of greedy hubristic bastards has taken them for a ride since the 1930's at least, we may see an uprising that could make the excesses of the French Revolution seem like a Sunday School Picnic by comparison.

    Meanwhile, I'm gong to hope for the best possible result, and pray to all to be able accept whatever comes with good grace.

  4. The same goes for those who vote 3rd party: they elect Democrats.

    A stale deflection. When neither major party can get a majority of their own registered voters to the polls, the seek blame elsewhere.

    As has been shown in previous Virginia elections that you're familiar with AOW, Libertarians have pulled potential Republican and Democrat voters...and don't you like it when the Green Party gets votes?

    This election cycle has certainly shown us a lot about the American electorate.....not much of which is laudatory.

    1. I'm a proud member of the molotov cocktail faction.

      President Donald Trump is the biggest bomb I've ever thrown. Blew out every window in DC.

      My libertarian votes all added up didn't amount to a mouse fart.

    2. Sure, but we're intellectually worse off with the collateral damage. Your 'bomb' has lowered the bar for Presidential gravitas and honesty so much, that the Left has literally nothing to worry about on this front.....for generations to come.

      And my vote is weighted more than your vote for a Republican. The Libertarian candidate won't win with the ballot I just cast....but it will have a more reaching effect on automatic ballot access next election cycle....among other roadblocks both major parties throw in the way of any alternative.

    3. CI,
      I've voted 3rd Party many times. A Democrat got elected every damn time.

    4. CI,
      The Libertarian candidate won't win with the ballot I just cast....but it will have a more reaching effect on automatic ballot access next election cycle.

      Explain, please.

    5. A Democrat got elected every damn time.

      Did your vote equate to the loss of the Republican?

      Every electoral cycle, non-"major parties" parties are required to acquire petition signatures to qualify for ballot access, unless they've reached an certain vote count in the previous. In Virginia, this is per Code of Virginia subsection 24.2-101.

    6. CI,
      Did your vote equate to the loss of the Republican?

      My vote alone? Of course not.

      But I know many who voted the same way. I believe that voting bloc ended up putting a Dem into office. Every time.

      And I can't imagine that any who voted 3rd Party would have otherwise voted for a Dem, while I believe that all who voted for 3rd Party would have otherwise voted for the GOP candidate.

      As for ballot access, yes, it's been a major problem for almost as long as I can remember. But do we even now have a viable 3rd Party candidate for any seat anywhere?

    7. Nostalgic and retro: Remember the strategy that had people voting for George Wallace with the idea of throwing the Presidential election into the House of Representatives?

    8. And I can't imagine that any who voted 3rd Party would have otherwise voted for a Dem....

      That certainly discounts the Green and Constitution Party, to name a few. Exit polling supports your assertion on "third party voters" [Libertarians?] - in some cases....and refutes it in others.

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    1. It's nice to see your introspection, but I wouldn't be so hard on yourself.

    2. Terdella Poomoji CacapupuNovember 6, 2018 at 4:34:00 PM CST

      The whole thing STINKS!

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    1. AOW, if you don't mind me asking, what VA House District are you in?

    2. CI,
      Virginia House of Delegates District 53 -- I think. My VA State Senator is Richard Saslaw. State Delegate = Marcus Simon.

    3. A shame Virginia lost DAVE BRAT, who managed to unseat RINO Eric Cantor not too many years ago.

      Yes, BRAT is bit uncouth, his manner of speaking is anything but erudite, gentlemanly and elegant, but he has been an ardent member of the FREEDOM CAUCUS, and we need as many of THOSE as we could possbly get.

      Know anythng about the female who beat him?

    4. Franco,
      It is a real shame about Dave Brat. I'm not sure what happened in that district, but I've heard there was Democratic Party gerrymandering. Remember, we have had a Dem governor here in the Old Dominion for quite a few terms in a row.


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    1. I am not looking forward to the crowing of Pelosi and Waters, et al?

    2. I imagine Waters has a subpoena for tRumps tac returns ready to go,

    3. Time to revive the KKK, in Kali-Pornya anyway.

    4. _______ A TRULY TOXIC NEGRESS _______

      Would sane men want to see their darling daughters
      Become a psychopath like Maxine Waters?

      Better they should die in a car crash
      Than emulate that piece of Afro-Trash.

      There isn't any adequate excuse
      For us to have to suffer her abuse.

      Her right to speak we're forced to leave alone,
      But must we give this goon a megaphone?

      In truth I must admit I harbor hope:
      Someday to see her swinging from a rope!

      ~ Anne Imus in Mourning

  9. HEADLINES at Lucianne.com NEWS FORUM HOMEPAGE with the usual wry QUIPS by the Lcom STAFF:

    For Trump, challenge of governing with Dem House, but full speed ahead with GOP Senate

    Not quite Hillary Time but enough to keep the cray-cray crazy.

    GOP Knocks Off Four Senate Democrats

    This should make the next court appointment a lot easier.

    Beto O´Rourke’s loss to Ted Cruz is a heartwarming reminder, that money can’t buy elections

    Beside that, isn´t the Kennedy look a little over?

    Stacey Abrams not conceding Georgia governor’s race

    Give it up, girlfriend.

    Here Come The Crazies! Nancy Pelosi As Speaker, Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff, Elijah Cummings In Leadership Roles

    We know them well and they can only do harm.

    MSNBC beclowned themselves handling Gillum’s loss in Florida

    You can´t always get what you want.

  10. Thank the PA Supreme court for doing the heavy lifting in giving the Dems a pickup of 5 House Seats... They did the redistricting. As the WP states "A more competitive redistricting." Look for more of it. Areas that had been GOP forever were made sure to include a Dem win.

  11. Kansas sure bounced back from the Brownback disaster. And Scott Walker is finally gone. Rohrabacker also.

    Considering the voter suppression, Abrams did well.

    1. Ben Jealous and the Progressives got smashed in Maryland. The Neo-Lib Dems all voted for Hogan. :)

    2. It's a trend in the Northeast, Farmer, moderate Republican governors in Moderate or liberal (Vermont, Massachusetts) states.

  12. King Of The Trolls: Trump Backs Rep. Nancy Pelosi For House Speaker!

    Daily Wire,

    by Joseph Curl

    President Trump never looks a gift horse in the mouth (forget about what the heck a "gift horse" is or why anyone would look it in the mouth). The Republicans lost control of the House on Election Day, not in a "blue wave" but in a solid defeat, nonetheless. So with Democrats set to take the reins in January 2019, Trump wants to give them a hand in governing. "In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats. If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She ...


    President Trump RELISHES this kind of conflict. He'll mop up the floor with with the dyed-brown hair Madame Botoxic, and show her to be the laughingstock of the nation –– a positiin she's held –– unacknowledged by the enemedia –– her entire career.

    Mme. Botoxic is nearly EIGHTY years old. How much longer can the House continue to prop up this Living Waxworks Exhibis, and pretend to follow its demented leadershit?


    As of 1:00 PM today the DOW is back above 26,000.00.

    "Up and Down she goes where she stops nobody knows," of course, BUT the vibes appear to bode well for the immediate future at least.

    DEFECRATS, sour-mouthed cyincs, and chronic naysayers, loyal to nothing but their own peevish nature and perpetual disdain, will attempt to toss COLD URINE at ANY indication that favors President Trump, his hopes, dreams, ambitions and solid accomplishments will do everything they can to disourage, enervate, cripple and destroy any growth or enhancement of pro-Trump support.

    Like Sin, Sickness, Disease and Death it's just a Fact of Life.

    All we can do is ACCEPT IT as a CHALLENGE, and take JOY in doing all we can to RESIST, BATTLE, and VANQUISH it.

  14. Trump’s Republicans Beat Historical Average for Midterm Elections

    Breitbart MidTerm Election,

    by Joel B. Pollak

    Republicans were disappointed to lose the House of Representatives to Democrats on Tuesday. But they gained several seats in the Senate. Overall the GOP out-performed the historical average for the president’s party. As a recent analysis of historical trends in midterm elections noted: “Over the past 28 midterm elections since 1906, the president’s party lost about 30 House seats and 4 Senate seats on average.” President Donald Trump’s Republican Party was projected to lose between 25 and 35 seats as of 1:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday — right around the historical average. Moreover, Trump and the GOP were projected to ...


  15. Trump Makes History By Adding Seats to GOP Senate Majority in His First
    Midterm Election

    Gateway Pundit,

    by Jim Hoft

    Trump campaigned in Florida this past weekend. Republican Ron DeSantis won the governorship and Rick Scott won his senate race! Thanks to President Trump Republicans picked up 4 new Senate seats on Tuesday with wins in Florida, Missouri, Indiana and North Dakata. Arizona, Montana and Nevada were still being decided. By the end of the night President Trump will gain at least one senate seat and as many as five new GOP senators. This is historic. And President Trump was eager to tell the nation of his success tonight. The President quoted Ben Stein tonight: “There’s only been 5 times in ...



    ... It's only the vain, conceited, deluded pseudo-intellectual snobs in the ENEMEDIA, the decidedly MARXIAN PROFESSORIAT, the BOORISH, OUT-OF-TOUCH, frankly STUPID VULGARIANS that run HOLLYWOOD, the dour, self-righteous, captious dullards who are always eager to dismiss and condemn just-about EVERYONE who stands up to be counted, and the monstrously greedy, godless globalist-internationalist OLIGARCHS who fancy themselves as Masters of the Universe and quite open strive to ENSLAVE the entire WORLD who DON'T like President Trump. ...

  17. WED. 11/7/18 at 3:45 PM

    DOW: 26,154.70 +519.69 (2.03%)


    1. DOW up 545 for the day.

      It went strigh up from the start.

      Of course it could well drop several hundred points tomorrow.

      Need i tell you the market is volatile these days?


  18. Trump: GOP ‘Defied History’ and Expectations Despite Fundraising, Media, and Retirements

    Breitbart Video,

    by Ian Hanchett

    During a press conference on Wednesday, President Trump stated Republicans “defied history” in the Senate and beat expectations in the House despite disadvantages in fundraising, media coverage, and retirements in the House. Trump said, “[L]ast night, the Republican Party defied history to expand our Senate majority while significantly beating expectations in the House for the midterm year. We did this in spite of a very dramatic fundraising disadvantage driven by Democrats’ wealthy donors and special interests and very hostile media coverage, to put it mildly. … We also had a staggering number of House retirements. So, it’s a little tough. ...

  19. AG Jeff Sessions Submits Resignation letter to Trump

    Washington Times,

    by Jeff Mordock

    Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday, making good on President Trump’s promise that he would be out of office after the midterm elections. Mr. Sessions said he was resigning at Mr. Trump’s request. He did not provide a reason in his resignation letter, but praised the president for their work together. “I have been honored to serve as Attorney General and have worked to implement the law enforcement agenda based on the rule of law that formed a central part of your campaign for the Presidency,” he said in a letter to President Trump.


    Breaking: We Called It!—AWOL Jeff Sessions Is Fired!!—Resigned at President’s
    Request!…With Resignation Letter!

    Gateway Pundit,

    by Jim Hoft

    Holy Crap! We Called It!!! (Photo) Earlier today The Gateway Pundit reported: Now that the midterm elections are over, President Trump must fire Jeff Sessions today. That Just Happened...(Tweets) Sessions “resigned at the president’s request.” (Photo/Tweet) This was the only choice Trump had. Sessions needed to go. He was the worst US Attorney General in history. Sessions refused to perform and put this president and country in danger. Update— Here is the resignation letter. ...


    Trump Fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Names Matthew Whitaker as Interim Replacement

    USA Today,

    by Kevin Johnson

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday, following a yearlong public shaming campaign that has raised questions about whether the president improperly interfered with the Justice Department’s inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Trump, who requested Sessions´ resignation, named the attorney general´s chief of staff Matthew Whitaker to serve as interim attorney general. "Since the day I was honored to be sworn in as attorney general of the United States, I came to work at the Department of Justice every day determined to do my duty and serve my country,"


    Jeff Sessions Resigns as Attorney General

    Washington Examiner,

    by Kelly Cohen

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the first sitting senator to endorse Donald Trump for president, is no longer in charge of the Department of Justice. Sessions submitted his resignation in a letter to White House chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday afternoon. Sessions´ resignation letter was delivered by hand to the White House after it was requested by President Trump earlier Wednesday. ...

  20. Perspective:

    In 2010, Obama lost 63 seats. In 1994, Clinton lost 52. You have to go all the way back to Reagan to find a Republican loss the same as Trump’s -- 26 in 1982. None lost their second term.


    1. In 1990 the republicans only lost 8 representatives and 1 senator. And before that, Carter's democrats lost in the lower house and 2 in the upper. How would you expect the midterm for a one-term president to look?

  21. More from the same source indicated above:

    While Obama lost his core constituency in 2010, the Democratic Party found them again in 2018. Young voters turned out for Democrats by 67 percent, blacks by 90 percent, Hispanics by 68 percent, and women by 59 percent. Keeping healthcare was the voters biggest concern by a wide margin -- 40 percent compared to immigration (23%) and the economy at (21%). Love of socialism seemed to have win the House, not so much hatred of Trump.


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