November 6, 2018

Under-reported Stories Catch-up (110618) — Round 1

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:10 am

These are stories from the past couple of weeks which haven’t gotten the attention they deserve. All of them should be considered relevant to voters’ decisions as to which candidates — and which party’s candidates — they should support at the polls during this election cycle:

In 2016, when Donald Trump held rallies with massive crowds, while Hillary Clinton events had hundreds of attendees at most. This situation indicated that the easy victory the press predicted for Mrs. Clinton might not occur. It’s deja vu in 2018, making “blue wave” predictions highly suspect. Once again, a barnstorming, tireles Trump is attracting record audiences, while former President Barack Obama “couldn’t fill a high school gymnasium” in Milwaukee, and former Vice President Biden facing similar situations. As seen at the link, it’s also deja vu time for the press pretending that the radical difference in crowds doesn’t exist.

The New Jersey U.S. Senate race is a toss-up, according to the Cook Political Report. Bob Hugin, incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez’s GOP challenger, “went therewith a devastating campaign ad reminding voters that Menendez allegedly regularly visited the Dominican Republic to have “Sex With Underage Foreign Prostitutes.” Despite Menendez’s record, the New Jersey Star-Ledger, the Garden State’s leading newspaper, has issued what may be the most disgusting political endorsement ever, telling voters that they need to “Choke It Down and Vote for Menendez.”

The competition is fierce, but perhaps the most under-reported political development this year has been the #WalkAway movement of disappointed and disgusted Democrats leaving the party. “The movement, started by New Yorker Brandon Straka only months ago, has counted many thousands of former Democrats who have left the party and crossed over to register as Republicans.” The reason for the under-reporting and even occasional ridicule is obvious, as it runs counter to the establishment press’s “blue wave” narrative.

If there’s a movement as important as #WalkAway, it would be Blexit, as traditionally knee-jerk Democrat-supporting blacks “leave the plantation.”

More leftist violence the press has downplayed and ignored: “Shots Fired into South Daytona Republican Party Office: ‘Obviously Politically Motivated.’

Good luck with that: James O’Keefe has released an undercover video exposing the cynical campaign strategy of Democrats’ Arizona U.S. Senate candidate, Kyrsten Sinma: “(She) must appear more moderate than she really is, and hide her progressive views from voters in the process.” Sinema as seen in previous posts, has among other things, called stay-at-home wives “leeches.” She has also characterized Arizona and its residents as “crazy” because of their conservative leanings.

Improvements in personal income are real:  Sentier Research reports that “New data from the monthly Current Population Survey (CPS) indicate that (inflation-adjusted) median annual household income was $63,007 for September 2018 … The September 2018 median was 3.7 percent higher than that for September 2017.”

For those who need a quick primer on what’s at stake in the mid-terms: “Conservative woman writes thread shredding each and every Leftist talking point and it’s SPECTACULAR.”

This is CNN: Political violence during the past two years has been left-dominated, yet CNN’s Don Lemon contended last week that “I Don’t See Democrats Killing People.” Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, who barely and miraculously survived James Hodgkinson’s attempt to assassinate GOP congressmen at a baseball practice in 2017, would disagree.

I’ll believe it when I see it, but the fact that it’s even possible is amazing: “Oregon voters are on the cusp of putting a Republican in the state governor’s mansion for the first time in nearly 40 years.”





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