This week shaped the November election results, and that is not good for the Democrats.
First came the Iowa caucus and the utter chaos that has followed.
Here we are on Friday morning, four days later and we still have two candidates claiming they won.
The Iowa Democratic party says 100% is in.
Buttigieg got 26.2% and Sanders 26.1% they said. It’s done.
Hold on says the DNC, we want a review of it all and recount, it’s not over.
Buttigieg says he won by a tenth of a per cent and gets 564 inner state delegates versus Sanders 562.
Sanders says he won because he got 6,000 more votes.
Here’s a question.
The Democratic party decried the 2016 election because Hillary won more popular votes, while President Trump won the electoral college; then turned around and created a similar vote system in Iowa? Really?
Iowa was black eye number one this week, and when they take away their first vote in the nation because of it, I have a feeling they are not voting Democrat this year.
Then came the State of The Union on Tuesday.
The classless ripping of the speech at the end sealed a negative reaction.
The faces by Speaker Pelosi. The mouthing of words to who? The shaking of the head. The refusal of her and the party to stand for heroes, was leading to a negative. Then she put the cherry on top with the ripping of the papers.
Black eye number two.
Wednesday brought the acquittal vote on an ill advised impeachment.
How much smarter it would have been to vote a censure and box the President in a corner.
So what do they do? They go before the cameras and talk about bringing in more witnesses and maybe new charges. Yea, that’s a good idea, double down on a loss. Wow.
Then they continued stating that “he is impeached forever,” making the politics of the whole event clearer.
Black eye number three.
Then I hear them say the President is riding the Obama economic wave.
Okay, then why are you decrying that he has dismantled all the previous administration did?
You can’t ride to new highs while taking them apart.
You can’t be lowering taxes while the previous administration raised them and say you are riding the wave.
You can’t be cancelling regulations at a 3-1 pace of adding them and saying we are riding the wave of the past.
You can’t have it both ways.
Then add this.
Your presidential candidates are saying the economy is not working and not in good shape for America. If they’re right who is to blame, this administration or the previous.
A muddled message is not going over well.
Black eye number four.
Finally we have heard since November 2016 that the President’s approval is in the high 30’s or low 40’s and never moves.
That was what the pollsters said.
Well, the impeachment and all the actions above have changed that.
You saw Gallup say he is at 49%, a new high. Rasmussen has him at 49 today. Congraulations, your actions helped him do what he couldn’t on his own.
Black eye number five.
Finally there’s tonights Democratic debate.
This one will be unlike the others. Why? Tonight they go after each other. Iowa is done, New Hampshire is after the weekend. Gloves off.
VP Biden, who was actualy hurt more by the House impeachment than anyone, is cratering. He is down to 11% and in fourth place again in the latest NH polls. He has to go after the leaders now or his firewall in SC will begin crumbling. Warren needs to get out of a distant third or she is in danger of falling out of the race.
Tonight will be different and the Democrats may have killed Joe Biden, the one they thought could beat the President. Well done.
Black eye number six.
What a week for the Democrats.
some other news
What did people watch Wednesday night after the acquittal? Top shows:
FOXNEWS THE FIVE 5,336,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 5,170,000
FOXNEWS TUCKER 5,117,000
FOXNEWS LAURA 4,710,000
MSNBC MADDOW 3,144,000
MSNBC ODONNELL 2,156,000
MSNBC HAYES 1,909,000
CNN TOWN HALL 1,043,000
Another terrorist leader is gone:
President Trump has confirmed that U.S. forces have killed terrorist Qasim al-Rimi, leader of al Queda in the Arabian Peninsula, in a drone strike in Yemen.
He was a deputy to al Queda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri who had worked in Afghanistan for Osama bin Laden.
An example of public feeling making running against the President tough: 59% of Americans say they are better off financially than they were a year ago. This is tied for the all-time high in January 1999.
What was the lowest? May 2009, when just 23% of Americans felt they were better off.
And as we were going to print this news came down:
A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by Democrat lawmakers alleging President Donald Trump’s overseas business dealings violate the U.S. Constitution’s anti-corruption emoluments clauses.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said a group of more than 200 Democrat lawmakers lacked legal standing to bring the case in the first place.
Just not a good week for the Democrats.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.