Tag: Elections

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This may not be the place, but I have a half-baked theory I want to throw out there, since the left is pursuing the reconstruction of our language. (Starting with all conservatives being on the Hillary list of phobics culminating in “deplorables.”) Here goes: We are inundated with these references, and once “racist” started to […]

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Bharatiya Janata Party Alliance Wins Indian Election in Landslide

 

India’s 2019 federal election was called on May 23, with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies winning an increased majority of 350 out of 543 seats in Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament. The BJP won 300 seats itself, which means that they will not need to govern in coalition, but have enough seats to form Government in their own right.

This is what the results look like on a map (BJP+ is of course saffron):

Netanyahu Cruises to Victory in Israeli Election

 

With 95 percent of the votes in, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is poised for another electoral victory. His Likud party is tied with its chief rival, Blue and White, but the right-wing bloc holds a clear lead. Netanyahu will work with them to form a governing coalition.

As of 11 PM ET, Likud had 26.28% of the vote compared to the Blue and White party’s 25.97%. From the Times of Israel:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared himself victorious in the 2019 general election Tuesday night, as updated exit polls and early results showed him with a clear path to forming a new government.

Felon-in-Chief

 

For more than two years, we have discussed whether or not Donald Trump is fit to be President. Little attention has been paid to the same question regarding Hillary Clinton. (No, this is not another defense of Trump’s election.)

Clinton’s preferred policies, methods, and plans for power are beside the point. My concern is more fundamental. Democrats ran an unprosecuted felon for the highest office in the land — and that proposal went unchallenged.

Quote of the Day: Anti-Semitic or Anti-Israel—or Both?

 

“Now, it isn’t inherently anti-Semitic to be critical of Israeli political leadership or policies. The Democratic Party antagonism toward the Jewish state has been well-established over the past decade. But [Ilhan] Omar used a well-worn anti-Semitic trope about the preternatural ability of a nefarious Jewish cabal to deceive the world.

“It’s something you would expect to read in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion or hear from a professor of comparative literature at Columbia University, not a US congresswoman.

“Omar had a chance to retract, or at least refine, her statement. Instead, she doubled down. ‘These accusations are without merit,’ she claimed, blaming Jewish Islamophobia for the backlash. ‘They are rooted in bigotry toward a belief about what Muslims are stereotyped to believe.’” — David Harsanyi, The New York Post

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America is now two plus years into an important story in which there have been untold efforts to avoid having the truth revealed. The latest of these involves foreign allies, Great Britain and Australia, reportedly begging President Trump to reverse his order to declassify the FISA warrant request to surveil an American citizen and Trump […]

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Trump Fatigue Syndrome: Is There a Cure?

 

I’m tired. And I take full responsibility for my condition. I’m not here to blame Donald Trump for my difficulties. I also think I’m not alone, and I care a great deal for all the people who are in the same dire straits. My biggest concern is that Donald Trump’s prospects for 2020 could be at risk. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

First, let me explain how I arrived at this point. I’m one of those many people who was not a Trump supporter at the beginning, but I came on board early as I saw his many accomplishments: tax cuts, great economy, Supreme Court justices, cuts in regulations, demands that the Europeans pony up for NATO—and the list goes on.

But as I was on my morning walk, I realized I wasn’t alone. In fact, I’m a suburban woman—one of those females who is beginning to pull away. I know that Trump will need every vote he can get. I know he has every reason to attack the media. I realize that he’s a fighter and when he sees people do stupid things, he feels obligated to call them out. I get it.

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There’s one thing in common involving the inexorable delays in the tedious counting of hundreds of thousands of ballots well beyond Election Day in Florida, Arizona, California, and Georgia, and a few other locales: they were votes cast through a plethora of well-intended “early voting” programs instituted by states over the past 20 years. Nearly […]

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Dear Daughter, This is Why I Won’t Tell You Who I’m Voting for…

 

Dear Daughter,

Yesterday was your 11th birthday. You came out of your room took one look at me in my striped grey sweater, turned on your heels and returned wearing your own sweater that was almost identical. You said, “Mom, now we match!” Even though we were spending the day with your middle school friends, you weren’t embarrassed. You hugged me, and I knew this could be a last.

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How long has the anti-incumbent trend been going on and “they” are still shocked? I don’t know Michael Capuano, though I recall hearing his name a few times, and I don’t know Ayanna Pressley, but at this point and in the current environment, “shock” is not a word that comes to mind. There were, apparently, […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate the booming economy that hit second quarter growth of 4.1 percent. They also notice the Democrats want to institute five years of jail time for spreading false information about elections dates and locations. And they see that Michael Avenatti was invited to speak to Iowa Democrats and they hope the party won’t take him seriously simply because he hates President Donald Trump.

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Turkey is having an election on Sunday. It looked like Erdogan would comfortably win, but according to the Express: A survey conducted by the think tank Centre for American Progress shows that the ruling coalition formed by Mr Erdogan’s party AKP and nationalist MHP has sensibly [this has to be a typo] lost consensus. Preview […]

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As I reported last week, the California gubernatorial race has two Republicans vying to get into second place in the upcoming June primary to face off against Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in November. Well, now President Trump has weighed in with a tweet officially endorsing John Cox for Governor. This important endorsement could seal the […]

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Welcome to the HLC podcast for March 27, 2018 it’s edition number 168, the Rack of the Stormy Clifford Daniels edition of the show with your hosts Todd Feinburg the radio guy and Mike Stopa the nanophysicist. This week we will talk about Stormy and also the Republican challenge to hold Congress in 2018 (is it even worth it?).

The big (and we do mean yuge) story of the weekend is the Anderson Cooper interview of Stormy Daniels for 60 Minutes. Compelling TV! Intelligent woman! Even credits to A.C. for a legitimately, er, probing interview (the jokes write themselves here). First question: did it happen or didn’t it? Inquiring minds want to know. Next question: who really cares? Well, we’re talking about it, so i guess we do.