Time to vote ….

It’s time to vote and get the mid terms behind us so we can get onto 2020 and the next “most important election of our lifetime”. If you think this one has been hectic, wait until that one.

Our final analysis on this year is:
We see a big turnout. The anti administration fervor is wide, deep and real. These people will vote.
The pro administration people have been awoken, but it is still doubtful that outside the dedicated pro Trumpers they will vote in the same numbers.
That means a “blue wave” is the most likely outcome.
Remember in his first mid term (2010) Obama lost 63 seats.
The party in power just doesn’t draw as well as those out to even a score.

With that said, our thoughts are the Democrats gain 30-35  seats in the house surpassing the 23 they need for a majority.
In the senate the Republicans hold. What once looked like a Democrat opportunity that became a Republican drive to gain seats, will settle in with a gain of one or two only.

So divided government is ahead and with Democrats promising Trump administration investigations and the Republican senate doing the same on the other side, it will be a newsworthy two years.

It will all set up the donnybrook of 2020. Here’s your first 2020 analysis. The Republicans may well regain the House in a strong Trump vote, while the Democrats with a better landscape may well gain senate seats. The exact opposite of this year.

Now here’s a question.
The MSM has continued its ninety plus percent negative reporting on the administration. With that this election is still so close. What if the media just did its job and reported unbiased? What would the returns for this mid term look like then?
Then add this.
What if the Obama administration had produced the job numbers that were reported on Friday. Would we have heard about that all the way to election day? Did we this time?

News Outside The Election

Did you see these two stories about Judge Kavanaugh?
As you read them ask yourself: Isn’t it a shame the charges get 24/7 coverage and this gets nothing?

This from USA Today:
An accuser has now recanted and said “I was angry and I sent it”, referring to a letter of accusation. The accuser pulled back her charges when questioned and admitted she lied.
As a consequence, Senator Grassley, in a letter to the Justice Department and FBI, said the woman (Judy Munro-Leighton) took responsibility for authoring an anonymous letter that made allegations that Kavanaugh and a friend raped her. After she was tracked down and interviewed by Senate investigators, the woman recanted and said “she was not the author and had never met Kavanaugh.”
He is asking the Justice Department to bring charges.

Also on Kavanaugh.
he Senate Judiciary Committee released a report late Saturday night that it said completely exonerates Brett Kavanaugh from “numerous allegations” of sexual misconduct.
“This was a serious and thorough investigation that left no stone unturned in our pursuit of the facts,” wrote committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in a statement about the 414-page report. “In the end, there was no credible evidence to support the allegations against the nominee.”

The story broke over the weekend of a soldier killed in Afghanistan. It got major coverage on the air and in print. The soldier was Major Brent Taylor and he was mayor of his town North Ogden, Utah. A father of seven he died Saturday in what was his fourth deployment, helping train Afghan troops.
A true hero, we heard over and over how kind, loving and loyal a man he was. They stressed his hero statues and that he was the elected Mayor of his town. You likely heard the story. It is such a sad one. A beautiful family man dedicated to his country, family and town. We pray for his wife, children and family.
One thing if you’re wondering, since it was not reported, he was the elected Republican Mayor of the town.

Two states have a ballot measure this year to deny any chance of a soda tax. You may remember we reported on cities who were imposing a penny (or penny and a half) ounce tax on every bottle or can sold. (That’s sixty-seven cents tax on a 2 liter bottle).
The cities are implementing it to raise revenue of course, but telling their consumers its to fight obesity, especially in children.
Wanna bet in both states the voting ban wins?

Did you see that Angela Merkel has announced she will not seek another term as German chancellor when her mandate finishes in 2021, ending more than a decade in which she has dominated European politics?
Her party has suffered some ballot losses across the country the past few elections. Her policy of open borders is not popular in the country. 

Here’s a story that came from the AP and as far as we can tell has received no coverage. Read this and ask yourself why.
Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Tuesday.

They will now be among Taliban representatives negotiating for peace in Afghanistan, a sign some negotiators in Kabul say indicates the Taliban’s desire for a peace pact.

Others fear the five, all of whom were close to the insurgent group’s founder and hard-line leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, bring with them the same ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam that characterized the group’s five-year rule that ended in 2001 with the U.S.-led invasion.



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