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The US election results with Richard Baehr, American Thinker 

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Guest: Richard Baehr, Chief Political Correspondent American Thinker……..we will look back at Election 2016……..what happened? Nobody predicted a Trump victory specially in states like Pennsylvania and Michigan……..the GOP held its US Senate majority against all odds……..what happens to the Democrats? will we see a civil war between the left and center? Is the Clinton era over? where does the GOP go from here?……..and some final thoughts about an election campaign unlike any other in recent history………..

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November 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm

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We remember Glenn Miller on Veterans Day

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It’s Veterans Day and a time to remember the great Glenn Miller.   His career was brief but extremely consequential:

1935 – Glenn began recording under his own name for Columbia.  His instrumental ‘Solo Hop’ reached the Top 10.
1937 – Glenn organized his own touring band and signed to Brunswick records.
1938 – The group was unsuccessful, and was disbanded.
1939 – The Orchestra played at the Glen Island Casino, NY, a major swing venue, and was heard on radio.
17 Top 10 hits including ‘Sunrise Serenade’; ‘Moonlight Serenade’; ‘Wishing (Will Make It So)’. Chart-toppers:  ‘Stairway to the Stars’, ‘Moon Love’, ‘Over the Rainbow’, ‘Blue Orchids’, ‘The Man   With the Mandolin’
His ‘Moonlight Serenade’ radio series for Chesterfield aired on CBS three times a week.
1940 – ‘Tuxedo Junction’ sold 115,000 copies the first week.  ‘Pennsylvania 6-5000′ was released.
31 Top 10 hits:  ‘Careless’, ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’, ‘Imagination’, ‘Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)’, and ‘Blueberry Hill’; ‘The Woodpecker Son’.  ‘In the Mood’ and ‘Tuxedo Junction’ were inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
1941 – Another 11 Top 10 hits:  The band made the movie, Sun Valley Serenade, introducing ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’, soon a million seller.#1 hits: ‘Song of the Volga Boatmen’, ‘You and I’, ‘Elmer’s Tune’.
1942 – 11 Top 10 hits and 3rd year as the top recording artist with ‘American Patrol’, ‘A String of Pearls’, ‘Moonlight Cocktail’, ‘Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)’ and (I’ve Got a Gal) In Kalamazoo’ which came from Miller’s second film, ‘Orchestra Wives.The end of Miller’s dominance of popular music when he received an officer’s commission in the Army/Air Force.Glenn organized a service band, performed at military camps, and hosted a weekly radio series.
1943 – Two more Top 10 hits including #1 ‘That Old Black Magic’.
1944 – Took his band to Great Britain, performed for the troops and did radio broadcasts.On December 15th, Glenn Miller boarded a transport plane to Paris, never to be seen again.

His music lives on in the many recordings still available:

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November 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm

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He told me in Spanish that ObamaCare is killing him

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(My new American Thinker post)

Like many of you, I stop and get my morning coffee in the same place. It’s not unusual to talk a little politics over coffee these days.    

I asked the manager: Were you surprised that Trump did so well with Hispanics? He answered no. By the way, my friend is a legal immigrant from Mexico with an outstanding work ethic and wonderful family.

There is a bit of disbelief in some corners about the Hispanic vote and president-elect Trump. it certainly did not turn out as predicted.   In other words, Hispanics voted for Trump after all, as we see in this USA Today report:

The Hispanic vote was bigger and more influential in the 2016 presidential election, just as predicted, but it also provided one surprise: more support for President-elect Donald Trump than expected.

Hispanics favored Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton 65% to 29%, a 36-point difference that helped her secure winning margins in states like Nevada and Colorado and kept her competitive late into the night in other key battleground states.

But that margin, based on exit polling conducted by Edison Research, was smaller than the 71%-27% split that President Obama won in 2012. And it was smaller than the 72%-21% her husband, former president Bill Clinton, won in 1996.

Why did he do that well? My friend gave me the answer, and it is ObamaCare. He told me what his new premium would be. He told me that several of friends had similar complaints.    

Another problem with ObamaCare and Hispanics is the idea that they are being forced to get it. My experience over the years is that a lot of Hispanics pay cash for the doctors or medicine. This is especially true of young men who rarely use insurance.

So what about the experts? They were wrong, specially so many in the Hispanic media. Why so wrong? My experience is that many Hispanic journalists are really Democrats working at a news agency.

Finally, the GOP has to do better. We will need more than 30% of a growing voting bloc. Hopefully, we can now focus on economic growth and school choice. Let’s do that and you will see that 30% grow over time!

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November 11, 2016 at 6:23 am