November 8, 2017

Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (110817)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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  1. Democrats win Virginia due to colonization of 5 most populous counties: Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Albemarle (& Charlotteville) and Richmond.

    https://www.politico.com/interactives/elections/2017/virginia/governor/

    At this point I am bracing for ramped up MS13 violence since Democrat Northam wants to make Virginia a Sanctuary State. IF Democrats get their way, we will have Chicago on the Potomac within 4 years. It’s a story we will be forced to watch. It took a Carter to get us Reagan, an Obama to get Trump but what will Northam be allowed to do???

    Comment by dscott — November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 am

  2. Experimenting with new browser called Brave. Recommended by The Federalist. I went to zerohedge to try out the ad blocker program, so far so good.

    Comment by dscott — November 8, 2017 @ 9:18 am

  3. Virginia appears to be a lost cause. A shrewd move (which will never happen) would be to let DC annex Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. DC gets a few more Electoral Votes, but the rest of Va. returns to sanity.

    Comment by Tom — November 8, 2017 @ 2:59 pm

  4. Here’s Northam/Gillespse’s 2017 results compared to Clinton/Trump 2016 results

    2016 2017
    Clinton Northam
    1,981,473 1,407,829

    Trump Gillespie
    1,769,443 1,174,650

    http://results.elections.virginia.gov/vaelections/2017%20November%20General/Site/Statewide.html

    http://results.elections.virginia.gov/vaelections/2016%20November%20General/Site/Presidential.html

    So, there is some truth to what Trump claimed in saying Gillespie would have done better or won had he embraced Trump.

    IF Gillespie had everyone (600,000 no shows) who voted for Trump, he would have won the election handily. He only needed half the no shows to win.

    On the other hand and this is telling, Northam didn’t get the turn out either with almost 600,000 no shows from the Clinton voters. It was raining most of the day and if the old adage holds, Democrat voters stay home in the rain. Mother Nature was responsible for Democrat voter suppression.

    Gillespie lost this election, Northam didn’t win it. This wasn’t a Democrat wave election, it was a Republican voter sit out. Gillespie spoke like a lobbyist in the debate and that probably was the decisive factor in the no show vote. Gillespie also failed to appeal to Democrat voters in his PR campaign.

    Virginia is a purple state, contrary to the breathless reporting from the liberal media fever swamp. So no, Virginia is not lost, at least not yet. Just give Northam the opportunity to screw up with mismanagement, it’s in his track record. And let the liberal nut jobs in the public schools ramp up over ruling parents in turning their kids into Transgenders. The dystopia of liberalism is dying, don’t confuse a final rally for a recovery of this patient.

    Comment by dscott — November 10, 2017 @ 10:11 am

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