What’s up?

Here’s what I’m thinking this morning:

-Alberta Darling may have kept her seat in the State Senate. I’ll be waiting for that one to close.
-The GOP are saved from a filibuster-proof majority in the U.S. Senate. Taxes, trade policy, and labor are likely to come up, but will hopefully be tempered by a small group of remaining Republicans on Capitol Hill. It will be interesting to see if Obama can deliver on his promise to redistribute wealth.
-Republicans are reeling across the country. There’s a lot to say about their challenge to rebuild the party. Be sure to check in over the next couple of days. This is where I intend to be quite blunt, and goodness knows that’s why you read.


  1. Tinkerbell says:

    The 50%-49%, 53%-47%, etc margins in many States were not the double-digit mandates predicted by the polls quoted to us nightly from the liberals dominating the mainstream TV media.

    There are numerous stories of voter fraud. Some have even been posted by readers of this blog. What if these were further explored? Collected? Kind of a voter fraud story magnet, or clearing house?

    What if the information were turned over to States Attorney Generals, and deeply investigated, along with investigating the many new voter registrations as federal law requires?

    What if it were determined that the voter fraud (er, inconsistencies) was widespread enough to have thrown the general election?

    The 250 electoral votes of 24 States are NOT bound by the general election, according to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
    Two States, Nebraska & Maine, do not follow winner-takes-all, but may allocate votes proportionally.

    According to the NARA, “It is possible that an elector could ignore the results of the popular vote, but that occurs very rarely.” The point is, it DOES occur.

    IF substantial voter fraud in the general election can be proven before the electoral college casts their votes (December 15), or IF Obama’s “original” birth certificate should materialize and show him to not have been born here… perhaps the electoral college will save us.

    It may be time for the vetting to begin in earnest.

  2. Tinkerbell says:

    Hmmm, the NARA website is sooo much fun to explore. Lookie what I found under the Question Of The Week:

    “Under federal law an objection to a state’s electoral votes may be made to the President of the Senate during Congress’s counting of electoral votes in January. The objection must be made in writing and signed by at least one Senator and one member of the House of Representatives. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives debate the objection separately. Debate is limited to two hours. After the debate, both the Senate and the House of Representatives rejoin and both must agree to reject the votes.”

    If that’s the last paragraph of the answer, anyone care to guess what the Question was?

  3. Wilson828 says:

    I am none too happy about the results. But I wasn’t happy with McCain all along.

    The republican party took major hits across the county including Eliz Dole ..wow!

    The GOP won’t be able to rebuild until they identify a leader because they (we) are without a leader to unite behind. That’s why McCain lost.

    Enough. I have my work to do today and take off early to rake …

    Now … more coffee!

  4. Wilson828 says:

    Oh add this to your list ….. living in the burb’s only just yesterday did I learn of a referendum in Milwaukee …

    “Shall the city adopt an ordinance requiring employers within the city to provide paid sick leave to employees?”

    And the results were of course that it passed.

    And while all of the little thinkers will celebrate the new benefit the reality is and will be much different.

    This has to be one of the most stupid things I’ve seen done in a while.

    So …. I envision a lot of businesses moving out towards us … we’ll see growth …. and we’ll see taxes increase to support that growth…

    Your thoughts?

    (back to more coffee)

  5. Yep, you’re right. That one needs to go on the list.

    I’m done with coffee and off to lift weights. It will probably be late afternoon before I’m back to the blog.

  6. Randy in Richmond says:

    Talk about close- the Senate race in Minnesota:

    Coleman 1,210,943
    Franken 1,210,371

    Think every vote counts? This is 0.02363 %. The recall will be interesting.

  7. Randy in Richmond says:

    Some numbers.
    How many times have you heard about the high turnout of voters? The long lines and all those early voters. The Obama election machine. Most pundits predicted voter turnout to be between 130 and 150 million. Let me distinguish–there were lots of ‘new’ voters. But only 119 million actually voted nationwide. Overall there were about 6 million less votes cast in 2008 than in 2004 in the country. With all this Obama received 74,195 votes more than Bush in 2004.
    No excuses. Obama won.
    But the MSM is still touting the high turnout. The spin begins.

  8. Tink–what double digits? The most promising I can recall was 6 points. As for the popular vote totals, the difference is in the range of 6 million–fraud on that scale is unlikely. The race is not closer because third parties got a lot of ”McCain’s” votes.

    828–agreed on the paid sick leave. Bad move.

    Franken in the senate is a distressing thought. Here’s hoping Coleman prevails.

    I still think this election was more about a move toward moderation than a dramatic national shift toward the left. Elizabeth Dole may have lost because she crossed a line with her campaign ads. A lot of the congressional Dems are the blue dog type and maybe won’t loose their heads over the Speaker.

  9. Randy in Richmond says:

    I suspect she’s referring to Gallup or Reuters who were both at +11 Obama. The Real Clear Politics Average was +7.6 for Obama.
    I agree with you on that paid sick leave. About ten years ago the City of Richmond approved a much higher sales tax on restaurants only, thinking the counties would follow. They didn’t and restaurant sales in the city are down 22 %.
    I do not believe the presidential vote was a move to moderation but for many millions it was an anti-Bush vote. If it was a moderation vote McCain would have won easily. Traditionally, moderates don’t win presidential elections. Bush 1 may have been the exception. I think this election is more similar to Regan’s first election where there was a huge anti-Carter vote.

  10. Gallup was the thought I had, too.