Could Another Festivus Miracle Be About to Occur?

And the good news just keeps on coming.

Challenger Joe Kent has nearly overtaken U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler in vote counts released Friday, leaving the six-term incumbent teetering on the brink of defeat amid Republican backlash over her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump.

Kent has gained ground every day, in a trendline that points to him surpassing Herrera Beutler when more votes are counted next week.

Herrera Beutler “needs a miracle,” wrote Dave Wasserman, an editor and election expert with the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, on Twitter, calling Kent the “strong favorite to knock her out of the top two.”

As of Friday evening, Herrera Beutler had 22.6% of the vote to Kent’s 22.5% — a margin of just 257 votes. Kent had trailed by 1,945 on Thursday. An estimated 30,000 ballots remain to be counted in Clark County, the district’s population center, which will continue counting votes again on Monday.”

That’s right.  It just keeps getting worse for the Republican impeachment voters.  Let this be a lesson for all turncoats.  The days of betraying your voters with impunity are over.  Word is getting out.  The people are angry.  Do your job or get out.

03AUG2022 – An Interesting but Not Shocking Series of Results from Last Night’s Elections

So disappointingly we only hooked one of three impeachment reps last night.  Michigan booted Meijer last night and selected Trump’s pick Gibbs.  But both Newhouse and Herrera-Beutler skated by in Washington state.  In retrospect it seems obvious that in a deep blue state like Washington what passes for Republicans are going to be diluted with people who would be considered Democrats in red states.  In the future it will make sense to stop thinking about counting “Republicans” in places like Washington as reliable votes.  At best they can be thought of as Independents that might be bargained with on certain votes.

The big disappointment of the night was Kansas rejecting the pro=life amendment to curtail abortion.  Well, Kansas got their say.  They’ll live with it.

Missouri rejected Greitens in favor of Schmitt.  Probably not a big deal.  Michigan went for Trump’s pick Dixon.  Good.  Arizona selected Masters for Senator.  Good.

But it looks like there’s some chicanery going on with the vote for Arizona governor.  It’s stuck at 80%.  With Lake ahead by about 2% I assume the crooks are cooking up new votes for her opponent.  Should be a good test of what the cheating will look like in November.

All in all, a pretty good night.  The outlines of the new Republican party are taking shape.  The areas that really are conservative will begin to diverge from the areas that are now reliably liberal.  And that’s all to the good.  Local rule is the name of the game.  Give the people what they want.  Let them live with their choices.

02AUG2022 – Another Busy Tuesday in Primary Season

Arizona, Missouri, Washington, Kansas, Michigan.  Never-Trumpers, abortion, Trump picks.  Today has got something for everyone.

Arizona has a duel between a Trump anointed gubernatorial candidate, Kari Lake and the establishment candidate, Karrin Taylor Robson, touted by the present governor and Mike Pence.  So far Lake’s in the lead but there are some polls showing a tight race.  In the primary for Arizona senator Trump’s pick Blake Masters, seems out way ahead.

In the wonderful spite derby that is the effort to fire all the Republican representatives that voted to impeach Donald Trump there are three of the quislings being primaried today.

In Michigan, rat one, Peter Meijer is running against Trump approved candidate John Gibbs.  He looks to be in big trouble.

In Washington state there are two rats, Jaime Herrera Butler and Dan Newhouse.  But Washington is a commie state so the primaries aren’t according to party so these two rodents may get enough Democrat support to slide through.

In Missouri Eric Greitins has the Trump nod for Republican senate nominee but he’s being challenged by the Republican establishment of the state.  This one’s up in the air.

In Kansas, there is a vote on an amendment to the state constitution that would allow lawmakers to decide what would be the fate of abortion in Kansas.  This is seen as an important test of how red states view abortion in the post Roe v. Wade environment.

And finally, in Michigan, will Trump’s pick for Republican candidate for governor, Tudor Dixon win a convincing victory and show himself a viable threat to unseat that soulless harpy, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

How can you not like this night of political mayhem?  Anti-Trumpers going down in flames, Establishment Republicans denied, conspiracy theorists being elevated to positions of importance?  It’s got everything, even some democracy in action.

Well, I’ll be roasting the popcorn so be sure to stay up for the fun.  As winter asserts itself here in Dunwich in the early days of August the rest of the country continues to celebrate the joys of summer.  I’ll put on an extra layer of blankets and drink some hot tea by the glow of the cathode ray tube of my black and white television while Walter Cronkite and Huntley and Brinkley announce the results and provide commentary, the lousy commies!

Another Impeachment GOPer About to Get Primaried

Ah, it’s music to my ears.  another RINO traitor getting poleaxed in the primary.  Hey Portly Politico, is this guy your Congressman?

“South Carolina state Rep. Russell Fry has a double-digit lead on Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) in one poll as the embattled incumbent campaigns to keep his Grand Strand to Pee Dee congressional district after voting to impeach President Donald Trump.

More than two-fifths (42%) of likely Republican primary voters would support Trump-endorsed Fry, a former South Carolina General Assembly majority chief whip, if the June 14 election were held today, according to a Trafalgar Group ballot test of the state’s 7th District published Wednesday.”

Being a vengeful, spiteful kind of guy, I enjoy this part of the elections even more than the winning.  Watching Liz Cheney and these creeps get flushed down the electoral drain is schadenfreude at its very best.  Bye bye, Tom Rice.  Good luck finding that new day job.

photog Gives His Spartacus Speech

One of the most iconic cinematic moments is Kirk Douglas in the movie Spartacus trying to rally his men before the final battle scene that he knows is stacked against his army.  He says, “Friends, I’d rather be here, a free man among brothers, facing a long march and a hard fight, than the richest citizen in Rome: fat with food he didn’t work for, and surrounded by slaves.”

Today I needed Spartacus to liberate me from the bondage that Camera Girl afflicted me with.   Out of the blue she declared that today I was to be an agricultural helot.  She had me uprooting trees, clearing poison ivy and planting shrubs.  As luck would have it today was warm and sunny and the May flies were biting.  But I didn’t quail.  I took my shovel, rolled up my sleeves and sang a spiritual about Pharoah and the Israelites.

There were no water breaks, no food breaks, not even a bathroom break.  She truly is a monster.  Finally, just as my back could take no more, the last stubborn root let go and the last tree was out.  I finished carrying the offending trees and the other scrap to the mulch pile just as the sun sank below the horizon in Dunwich.  Satisfied that the work was complete I was allowed to have my dinner.  But because I wasn’t sufficiently grateful for the gruel, I was told that tomorrow I would have to make bricks without straw.  How cliché.

So anyway, I was busy today with yard work.  I read through the news and it’s interesting just how uniformly bleak are the projections for the Democrats’ chances in the mid-terms.  Even CNN and MSNBC are declaring the abysmal approval ratings of Dementia Joe.  Of course, they throw in the obligatory qualifier that none of this is Joe’s fault but they have finally landed on the truth that none of the excuses that Biden and Psaki have been claiming seem to be working.

Even though I’m one of the victims of Dopey Joe’s sabotage of the American economy I have the consolation of knowing that it will lose the Democrats control of the legislative branch of the federal government in November.  And even though I know that’s a limited victory it’s starting to seem like that won’t be the only consequence.  I can’t point to anything specific but I think Americans as a whole have sort of reached the limit of what they’ll put up with from the Democrats and now are looking to get rid of them.  Now, how that’s going to happen I don’t know but hopefully there will be some smart guys out there to focus the outrage of the common people and use it to build some kind of movement.

I think it has to start with the governors of the Red States.  They have the power and independence from the feds to try and organize a coherent plan to prepare for 2024.  To my mind the most important actions would be around preventing voter fraud.  That would have a profound effect on morale.  And I’ve read that DeSantis has already taken steps in Florida to allow rapid action if voter fraud is suspected.

Well, all this unbridled enthusiasm is dizzying.  I have to keep reminding my self that Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are the top Congressional Republicans.  That calms me down pretty quickly.  But maybe they won’t be the leaders for long.  And I’m not expecting them to be replaced by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.  I have no illusions.  But I’m sure there are better people out there.  I mean, almost anyone would be better.  Even Beavis and Butthead would do.  I just can’t accept that we will be held captive by these establishment ciphers.  Trump showed that if you speak the truth people will follow you.  What’s so hard for others to do the same?

So, this is my Spartacus Speech.  Fire the drones, the ciphers, the hacks, the grifters.  That’s what the primary season should be about this year.  And every year.  Fire the phonies and give someone else a try.  If they fail fire them too.  Americans deserve better leaders.  We need to stop being afraid of “losing the majority.”  A majority with the McConnells and the McCarthys is useless anyway.  Get rid of the fakes.  We’ll never get anywhere when somehow Mitt Romney is on “our side.”

Where’s that gladiator costume?

Who is the Worst RINO in Recent History?

I skipped small timers like most of the house reps who voted for impeachment and guys like Jeb! and some of the small time hoodlums who showed up in the White House cabinet positions.  But if I missed someone good feel free to pick “other” and add him in in the comments.  Pick the creepiest low down skunk of the bunch.  I tell you it’s not an easy pick.  McCain, Romney, Ryan.  It’s real close.

 

Who is the Republican You Despise the Most?

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Update:  The people have spoken.  Mitt Romney is, hands down, the the most despised Republican.  Quite an honor.

 

 

 

 

 

Something to Raise My Spirits

I was writing a post about what might be going on this year.  It was coming out pretty depressing and so I put it aside.  As I mentioned yesterday the Mid-Winter Blues have reached me.  Adding depressing predictions is just something I can’t justify at the moment.  I need something light to move me through my day.

So, I checked my almanac and sure enough we’re over the hump of winter. There are approximately thirteen weeks in winter and we’re in week eight. and the days are about 90 minutes longer than they were at Winter Solstice.  So, by any measure of sidereal momentum, we’re on the upswing.  In honor of this milestone, I will put all doom and gloom aside.  After all, the human soul needs hope and light to carry on.  That’s what I’ll do.

Here’s a video that lists the ten most conservative cities in the US.  The narrator is a little bit snarky, probably a liberal jerk but I still found it interesting.  I’m sure there are alternate lists but it’s a good starting point.  If you want to add a city to the list leave it in the comments.

And because I’m always looking for good science fiction movies here’s a video that claims to do that.  CineFix Top 10 Science Fiction Films of All Time  I agree with some of these picks disagree with a couple and have never seen a few others so I’ll check them out and maybe find something good.  If you disagree with any feel free to say.

And this just in, the idiots in the Senate have finally finished the farcical impeachment theater with seven cretinous Republicans voting with the Democrat creeps.  These were Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.  Burr was a bit of a surprise.  I wonder if he’ll join Romney and Sasse in being primaried out by their states when they come up for re-election.  Let’s hope.

Well, look at that.  Now my spirits have lifted.  I’ll get on with reading the accounts of the farce and wait for President Trump to comment on it and then tell us what the future will hold.

Well see there now, seek and ye shall find.  Ask and ye shall receive.  A nice reward and we can hope that serious people will now step forward to start discussing what our side can do to sidestep what’s going on in Washington DC and begin to return our lives to something resembling the better world we lived in just one long year ago.  I only hope the smart and powerful decide to come to our aid.  They can make this easier and less ugly.  If the little people have to do it ourselves it’s going to be very painful and so ugly that I don’t even want to imagine it.  No one wants the United States to go through something like the fate of Yugoslavia.  But more and more it’s looking like that is how it will play out.  But that’s a discussion for another day.  Today I’ll just bask in a good ending for a mid-winter day.

Update:  Now it can begin.

29JAN2021 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Is GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy Already Going Soft?

Liz Shield at American Greatness gives us some details on how the House Republican Leader is already promoting left-leaning Republicans into leadership positions and demoting any actual conservatives to curry favor with Nancy Pelosi and friends.  After the impeachment theater is finished I think getting on with the business of primarying all the RINOs should be the first order of business for Donald Trump or whoever wants to take on the mantle of leader of the Free America.

 

 

 

Looks Like Liz Cheney is Going to Find if She’s More Popular Than Donald Trump

Apparently Cheney has ticked off, not only her constituents but also Republicans in the House and in her home state of Wyoming.

Martin Kimmet, the chairman of the Republican Party in Park County, WY said he has received countless critical messages from the voters about Cheney’s impeachment vote.

“Kimmet was critical of Cheney’s chances in the upcoming 2022 Mid-Term elections, suggesting that the nosedive in her approval among constituents might be enough to see her ousted from Congress. “She couldn’t win a primary today for dog catcher,” Mr. Kimmet said.”

Ouch!  Let the 2022 primarying begin.  And let’s not forget Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney when their terms come up.

Update:

More than half of House GOP commits to vote for resolution calling for Cheney to step down from leadership

Ah, now this is looking more like some short term fun. Ahhhh, poor Liz.  The mean old right-wingers are pulling on her pigtails.  How sad, how brave of her.

 

Update:

Long time OCF reader Chemist commented:

Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw defended her.
Yesterday, Mr. Crenshaw sent me a request for money.
I declined his request and suggested he ask Liz for the money.

Sorry guys, the jig is up.  Better find day jobs real soon.

 

After Impeachment Vote, Liz Cheney ‘Couldn’t Win A Primary For Dogcatcher’ In Wyoming According To GOP Officials

Final Update:

Well the House Republicans folded like a cheap suit.  I don’t think the Wyoming voters will be as forgiving.  Goodbye Liz.

Which Republicans Don’t Deserve to Be Primaried?

I was going to list the ones that should be primaried and then I realized I could save an enormous amount of time by listing the ones that shouldn’t.

For senators I think Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz are currently the only ones I know of who are definitely worth saving.  But Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment farce will be the way to get a definitive list.  In both the House and the Senate, we can see who votes for or against President Trump.  Voting against impeachment would be enough for now to show they’re not cowardly traitors.  Any that do vote for it deserve to be primaried or recalled immediately.

All of these traitors should be primaried by someone that we know is on our side.  And if the RINO prevails in the primary it should be a sacred duty of our side to vote against him in the general election.  And there, the play is voting for the Democrat.  It’s not enough to abstain from voting or even voting for a third-party candidate.  In a red state the RINO might squeak by because of an uninformed electorate.  The idea is to punish the RINO.  Since a RINO and a Democrat are essentially the same thing, eliminate the RINO and maybe someday we’ll have a good candidate to vote for instead.

Think about one of these grifters who lives in his prestigious town in a gated community.  He went to an Ivy League schools for his law degree and saw that he had a better chance to be a make-believe conservative in a red state than trying to get a spot in a blue state.  The GOP establishment has invested millions of dollars of campaign money to move him up the ladder from state rep to Congressman and now he’s a senator making good money and accepting graft from the lobbyists for doing what he’s told.  Some day he could be committee chairman and make really big money from the PACs.

And then all of a sudden, some uncouth deplorables decide to wreck his career.  They vote a Democrat in and all that graft can’t be collected.  The poor bastard is going to have to scrape by on what he’s accumulated in his campaign fund.  And he’s wasted millions on his unsuccessful general election effort.  And, unthinkably, he might have to consider getting a job!

So, you can see why this would be such a good idea.  Word might get out to other potential grifters that our side has woke up and no longer want to be treated as idiots.  If a representative doesn’t represent the things you elected him for then the best thing to do is un-elect him.

What would be another great idea is for all the states we control to put in recall laws for their elected officials, especially the federal office-holders.  What wouldn’t I give to see Mittens Romney recalled?  I know that a lot of Californians have moved to Utah but there must be enough normal people there to eject that clown from the Senate.

In order for this idea to become a reality a new party or political organization needs to be founded with the purpose of providing reliable conservative representation for the non-progressives in this country.  The Republicans have demonstrated they are not up to the job.  They must be removed and primarying them is the way forward.