Election, Tillerson and More …..

Pennsylvania Election

It’s no surprise to readers of this blog that Democrats won the special election last night. Last year in every special election you may recall, Republicans barely held seats that they had won handily in 2016. The seats were opened as the congressional person moved into the cabinet. The closeness told you all you need to know.
This Pennsylvania seat open because of a scandal was prime to switch. The Democrats nominated a middle to right leaning candidate. The Republicans, a not so dynamic one. Add the anti administration people are clearly motivated to vote and all the elements were in place.
Come November, we have said this since the election in 2016, we expect to see Nancy Pelosi back as speaker.
The question is can Republicans hold the senate. They should be able too.

One thing about this idea that Democrat is a middle to the right candidate and no so far left. Just watch how he votes when it matters. Just like all those Democratic senators in red states, they are non partisan; until their vote matters.
Then they support party. It matters.

Tillerson

We were excited when he was chosen for the role after the election. A successful businessman running a global corporation, we thought he could make an impact. For varied reasons it never worked out. Chief among them were these.
It is very hard to get along with this President. He makes loyalty difficult.
They had differing viewpoints and thoughts on the world. Really different ideas on Iran, N.Korea and world issues. This did not sit well with the President.
Think about this. Tillerson a global CEO ran Exxon-Mobil and its global employees to record heights. He was honored wherever he went and had solid relationships with global head of states. He becomes Secretary of State and is treated not so royally by the President. He was publicly called an “idiot” and challenged over who had a higher IQ by the President. Then finds out he is fired in a tweet. Truly shameful in our opinion for a man who earned such respect.

His replacement Mike Pompey is a good choice and will do a solid job. He just better not be a rubber stamp for every Trump idea, and fight back when he disagrees. He will get past the approval process easily.

Not so for the new nominee for head of CIA. Gina Haspel is the first woman nominated for the role. In another administration that would be the news; but here it will be all about her ties to past interrogations. After 9/11 she was involved in the government ordered and approved tough questioning with water boarding. The holier than thou senators (Democrats and John McCain) will make that a big issue.
In the end she’ll get through, as she should,  but anything to make noise.

House Report On Collusion

You saw the Republican approved House Report saying there was no collusion. Well now Adam Schiff and the Democrats are promising there own “blockbuster” report to say otherwise.
It better be more than his report to answer the Republican memo a few weeks ago. That effort was lacking and was an embarrassment to him.

Stormy Daniels

Boy she has gotten MSM coverage. So she an affair with Donald Trump years ago, not my issue. It sounds like Melania needs to be the one offended not me. Yet the MSM seems to be making this the biggest thing ever. Now, if he did in the oval office while President I would be care.
You know what strikes us the most over this?
Hillary called those accusing her husband of rape and forcing sex on them “bimbo’s”.  Remember that?  Well Juanita Broderick, Kathleen Wiley and Paula Jones were not “bimbo’s”.  They were law abiding and in most cases religious persons who felt attacked. Yet the media and Clinton administration went along with the “bimbo” positioning.
Guess what? Stormy Daniels is a bimbo. Someone tell the MSM.

Speaking of Hillary

Stop already. Your excuses and charges are doing nothing more than harming your reputation and further damaging your husband’s historic standing. You lost. Get over it. The deplorables and people you attack simply don’t like you. Keep talking and you add to their ranks. Some Dems are now turning on you.

Sanctuary Cities and States

A big decision in the Texas courts yesterday that did not receive much MSM coverage:

States have the power to punish sanctuary cities within their borders and to force local police and sheriff’s departments to cooperate in turning over illegal immigrants to the federal government for deportation, an appeals court ruled Tuesday in upholding a Texas law.

The 3-0 decision by a panel of the 5th Court of Appeals marks a major victory for Governor Abbott in Texas (and President Trump nationally), who have demanded punishment for sanctuary cities that thwart the government over illegal immigrants.

The Ratings

Total Viewers THURSDAY. Fox back on top. Win all 4-11 time slots.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.704 | CNN: 818 | MSNBC: 1.299 | HLN: 205
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.738 | CNN: 1.014 | MSNBC: 2.363  | HLN: 279
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.417
Five:
2.071
Baier:
2.208
MacCallum:
2.380
Carlson:
2.752
Hannity:
3.044
Ingraham:
2.419
Bream:
1.537
CNN Tapper:
901
Blitzer:
912
Blitzer:
929
Burnett:
1.207
Cooper:
1.107
Cooper:
1.005
Tonight:
917
Tonight:
733
MSNBC Wallace:
1.210
MTPDaily:
1.392
Melber:
1.480
Matthews:
1.767
Hayes:
1.964
Maddow:
2.886
O’Donnell:
2.238
Wlms:
1.499
HLN Michaela:
43
Cupp:
47
Banfield:
99
Banfield:
113
Files:
168
Files:
250
Files:
419
Files:
476

Total Viewers FRIDAY. Fox back on top.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.562 | CNN: 736 | MSNBC: 1.119 | HLN: 214
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.352 | CNN: 930 | MSNBC: 1.816  | HLN: 334
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.233
Five:
1.996
Baier:
2.033
MacCallum:
1.745
Carlson:
2.670
Hannity:
2.584
Ingraham:
1.801
Bream:
1.255
CNN Tapper:
753
Blitzer:
832
Blitzer:
807
Burnett:
777
Cooper:
1.012
Cooper:
859
Tonight:
907
Tonight:
836
MSNBC Wallace:
1.213
MTPDaily:
1.266
Melber:
1.294
Matthews:
1.472
Hayes:
1.587
Maddow:
2.781
ThisHpnd:
1.081
Wlms:
1.025
HLN Michaela:
75
Files:
50
Files:
76
Files:
140
Files:
332
Files:
374
Files:
377
Files:
380

Total Viewers SATURDAY. Fox doubles CNN/MSNBC combined. 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.307 | CNN: 599 |  MSNBC: 565 | HLN: 304
  • Prime time: FNC: 2.023 | CNN: 554 | MSNBC: 556 | HLN: 362
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
761
NwsHQ:
915
NwsHQ:
1.077
Report:
1.906
Watters:
2.300
Pirro:
2.116
Gutfeld:
1.653
Watters:
1.063
CNN Nwsrm:
536
Nwsrm:
616
Smerc:
584
Newsrm:
604
Nwsrm:
613
60s:
520
60s:
530
60s:
402
MSNBC News:
502
News:
548
Hayes:
547
Matthews:
467
O’Donnell:
471
11thHour:
575
Wallace:
622
Matthews:
421
HLN Files:
248
Files:
340
Files:
312
Files:
366
Files:
404
Files:
329
Files:
354
Files:
372

Total Viewers SUNDAY. CNN with specials on the Kennedy’s and The Pope wins the night.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.011 | CNN: 751 | MSNBC: 548 | HLN: 335
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.272 | CNN: 1.363 | MSNBC: 583 | HLN: 374
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NewsHQ:
710
Gutfeld:
764
Report:
798
FNSunday:
969
GrahamSpcl:
1.388
Hilton:
1.061
Levin:
1.367
Gutfeld:
790
CNN Nwsrm:
577
Nwsrm:
643
Nwsrm:
604
Nwsrm:
642
VanJones:
1.063
Kennedys:
1.719
Pope:
1.307
VanJones:
619
MSNBC News:
440
News:
468
MTP:
626
KasieDC:
734
KasieDC:
768
Spcl:
457
DatelineXtra:
525
Lockup:
289
HLN Files:
378
PttyHrst:
354
PttyHrst:
366
PttyHrst:
328
DthRow:
352
DthRow:
383
DthRow:
359
Files:
452

Total Viewers MONDAY. FOX EDGES MSNBC. 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.652 | CNN: 779 | MSNBC: 1.301 | HLN: 208
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.732 | CNN: 966 | MSNBC: 2.462 | HLN: 271
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.377
Five:
2.302
Baier:
2.237
MacCallum:
1.993
Carlson:
2.791
Hannity:
3.050
Ingraham:
2.356
Bream:
1.503
CNN Tapper:
948
Blitzer:
877
Blitzer:
861
Burnett:
962
Cooper:
1.005
Cooper:
928
Tonight:
963
Tonight:
730
MSNBC Wallace:
1.364
MTPDaily:
1.289
Melber:
1.509
Matthews:
1.737
Hayes:
1.952
Maddow:
3.183
O’Donnell:
2.251
Wlms:
1.556
HLN Michaela:
61
Cupp:
45
Banfield:
121
Banfield:
163
DthRow:
216
Files:
254
Files:
345
Files:
431

Cable’s top 5 for the week of March 5, 2018:

PRIME TIME

  1. Fox News (2,291,000)
  2. MSNBC (1,853,000)
  3. ESPN (1,165,000)
  4. HGTV (1,464,000)
  5. History (1,295,000)

TOTAL DAY

  1. Fox News (1,359,000)
  2. MSNBC (999,000)
  3. Nickelodeon (951,000)
  4. HGTV (802,000)
  5. ESPN (786,000)

Morning News averages for the week of March 5:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 4.477M / NBC: 4.219M / CBS: 3.485M

Evening News Numbers for the week of Mar 5 :

ABC NBC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,125,000 8,329,000 6,502,000

 

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