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Sorry, but that is likely true, to the deep peril of our constitutional republic. I appreciate Attorney General Barr’s willingness to step up, knowing he would be trashed, yet I doubt he has the sort of strength and clarity of purpose to enforce equal justice. Susan Quinn was right on point about the detestable Andrew Weissmann, who should have been disbarred long ago. So what is to be done?

As another writer here on Ricochet observed earlier this year in “Barr Sets the Bar:”

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I’m going to continue yesterday’s “News Feed” idea as today’s Anniversary Celebration Week posts. Today’s is all about the day of the Election, when the MSM was practically bursting at the seams with excitement about their Queen becoming President. It’s funny, this was supposed to be the great day of victory for the Left, but […]

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I’ve been watching others on FB talk about the upcoming recounts in WI, MI, and PA. It got me to thinking. What is the price of this recount no matter the result? As I see it, there are three possible outcomes from the recount: More

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[Edit: I received this by email from a friend on Thursday November 17. I do not know the original author or the origin of the piece. I thought that you all would like the story and find it enjoyable. No copyright claims intended. Addendum: It looks like the origin was 2007 in an IL Review […]

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Discussing @tkc1101’s prodigious prognosticating abilities with regard to this election on a separate post I asked him if he thought that Trump’s victory was all do to a working class rural revolt or if perhaps he also benefited from urban apathy which saw a slackening of Obama’s Millennial/Minority vote? He could not say, and said he would wait for some further analysis. Curious about my own question I decided to quickly browse through the county results in Pennsylvania from 2012 and 2016. Based on a cursory analysis, my conclusions were that Hillary Clinton in PA did not actually under perform in urban areas as compared to Obama. Rather, her loss came from Trump over performing Mitt Romney in the more rural areas of PA and her under performing Obama in these same area. This indicated to me that for Pennsylvania at least based on a quick skim of the data Trump won because of a Rural Revolt.

With that bit of tantalizing information, I wondered what the results from Wisconsin and Michigan would look like on a by county basis. So, earlier this evening I sat down and decided to have a look. I have only had time to look at the data from Michigan in any detail so I will only be discussing those results. The question I asked was the same one posed for Pennsylvania: Rural Revolt or Urban Apathy?

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https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19 Hahahaha  More

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What it feels like to win! Behind the scenes at a Hollywood private election party where the unexpected happened. What now? Special guest, @6foot2inhighheels Melissa Praemonitus returns to WhiskeyPolitics to discuss the future of conservative activism, what should be Trump’s first to-do, being surrounded by unhappy UCLA students, what happens with President Trump with a GOP […]

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My brother voted for Trump. He owns his own business. He is a mechanic, he opened up his own shop in August 2009. He works hard, at least 65 hours a week. He is an Iraq War veteran. He owns his home. He owns several rental properties. He has a wonderful wife and a 3.5 year old daughter. He works hard to provide for them and to prepare for their future. He is a success. He has no college education, for that reason elites would think that he is a failure.

My father voted for Trump. He is a widower. He is retired, he worked for 25 years in a state penitentiary. He has three good kids (if I can brag). He also has cerebral palsy, it affects the way he walks — he has a limp, yet refuses to use a cane or a wheelchair because he doesn’t want people to see him as disabled. He refused to have a handicapped parking tag for years, only got one when he turned 55. He has worked hard his whole life. He goes to church every week. He is a success. He has no college education, again elites would think that he is a failure.

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Here’s an interesting argument for Trump, from theweek.com: As the presidential campaign hurtles towards Election Day, a popular argument must be weighing on the minds of a lot of wavering conservatives: While Hillary Clinton is flawed, she does not pose a danger to the republic in the same way Trump does. More

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Oh, and Michael Moore. On the latest episode of WhiskeyPolitics Podcast  Why would the Michigan State GOP let one of their most valuable and effective leaders go? Because she wouldn’t support Trump. Go behind the scenes and learn what happened which has made news across the country. More

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It is not my day to write about fear for Group Writing, but I just woke up from a horrible nightmare. In my dream, I went to vote, and the first thing I did was mismarked my ballot for the Presidential race. For whatever reason, they had a couple of lines for write-in candidates above […]

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Hey, you there… so it’s Monday morning, long work week ahead, we know how it is. That’s why on this week’s OppCast, we lay out everything you need to know in politics for this home stretch of election season. From what we’ve learned since the debate, to how online hacking is shaping partisan politics, we’ll get your week started with a strong, caffeinated dose of opportunity.

 

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Remember Election night 2016 when the media replayed countless video loops of tearful older feminists and their balding, ponytailed life partners watch Hillary speak to the nation? Remember when the punditry mentioned (all 12,641 times) the “historic moment” when we witnessed the first female ascend to Presidency? The dream was now a reality (of course, […]

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“Dylan is the real deal, cut from genuine American cloth. His output has accelerated during the fifth act of his long-running mystery play. His most recent recordings—of American standards—were so good they raised eyebrows. The Dylan voice, once the butt of jokes, has aged like good whiskey. It goes down smooth, with notes of smoke […]

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From CNN: Speaking at a Democratic rally in Flint, Michigan, [Bill Clinton] ripped into the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for flooding the health care insurance market and causing premiums to rise for middle-class Americans who do not qualify for subsidies. More

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Scott Alexander is not always right, but he is an honest arguer and he nearly always manages to add something new to the conversation. Here is my favorite part from his recent article begging people to vote for anyone but Trump. Apologies for the length, it’s difficult to concisely quote Alexander. Essentially, Trump will be the […]

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I’m just throwing this out here… So today, both Clinton and Trump held rallies.  More

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I hoped taking a day’s break from the debate would provide some much needed impetus for creative writing. It hasn’t. I’m disgusted, had enough and tired of it all. The debate offended everyone’s intellect, especially those who actually know things. Both candidates made profoundly idiotic and patently false statements. While each raced toward the bottom they jettisoned whatever dignity was left of the American electoral process. Furthermore, their sycophants continue to insult our intelligence by proclaiming what our lying ears and eyes didn’t hear and see.

Note to the travel weary, fast-food inhaling surrogates who have sold their souls to the devil who pays most: Who the hell do you think you are? Your candidate dishonored themselves and their party and appears to be preaching to their lowest hanging pliable demographics.

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