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Archive for May 11th, 2018

Valdez vs White and other stories of the 2018 Texas elections

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Guest: George Rodriguez, editor of ‘El Conservador’ & South Texas political analyst………we will review the upcoming Democrat debate coming up on Friday…….what positions are the candidates talking?…..why no statewide TV coverage……………and other stories………….

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May 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Will any Democrat get the Tony Cardenas question?

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Where are the Hispanic Democrat women who marched months ago?  

Can someone in the media ask them about this headline:  “Congressional Hispanic Caucus to Keep Dem Rep as Chair of PAC Despite Sexual Assault Allegations“.

Stay tuned!    We do remind you that Democrat were silent about Senator Kennedy & President Clinton.   They also kept their mouths shut about Harvey Weinstein, specially when he came around with the money bag.

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May 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Friday’s video: A word about Tuesday’s primarie

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May 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm

One pen cancelled the other

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Speaking of the Iran deal, it was President Obama’s unilateralism that paved the way for President Trump’s unilateral rejection.   In other words, one pen cancelled the other.       

Check out this wonderful article by Professor Goldsmith:    

On the one hand, the president can avoid the need for approval from the Senate or Congress and make the international deal despite domestic opposition.  
On the other hand, a political commitment has no binding force under international or domestic law—and there is thus a danger that it will not be honored by a subsequent president. 

Moral of the story:   Work within the US Constitution if you want to create a lasting legacy.

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May 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm

And now for CNN

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i guess that this what happens when you are stormy 24/7:   CNN’s May Ratings Already Collapsing by 20-Plus Percent!

At some point, the shareholders will figure out that this programming is not working.    In the meantime, flip the channel because you have choices.

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May 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

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1858: Minnesota joined the union

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We salute the beautiful state of Minnesota.    The 32nd state joined the union on this day in 1858:

The building of railroads and canals brought a land boom during the 1850s, and Minnesota’s population swelled from only 6,000 in 1850 to more than 150,000 by 1857. 
Chiefly a land of small farmers, Minnesota supported the Union in the Civil War and supplied large quantities of wheat to the Northern armies. 
Originally settled by migrants of British, German, and Irish extraction, Minnesota saw a major influx of Scandinavian immigrants during the 19th century. 
Minnesota’s “Twin Cities”–Minneapolis and St. Paul–grew out of Fort Snelling, the center of early U.S. settlement.

Today, it is the home of the Vikings, the Twins and 10,000 lakes.

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May 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

No Blankenship factor but lots of GOP voters in Ohio

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It was a great Tuesday night for the GOP.  It was not a good night for the pollsters who keep talking “blue wave” or the newsmen who told us about those West Virginia internal polls that showed a Blankenship surge.

To their credit, 538.con raised doubts about the internal polls a day or so ago:   

Internal polls — politico-speak for polls conducted by a campaign or another entity with a stake in the race — have their uses. Indeed, in this case, we don’t have any recent public polls of the race. But you should take internal polls with several grains of salt.

Frankly, I’m taking most polls these days with tons of grains of salt. I don’t know how you can poll by phone when most Americans do not answer their phones or even have landlines. I have a landline but It’s because I call overseas and work from a home office.     

Again, Don Blankenship was not a factor at all. So who took those polls or leaked them to the media? Maybe the whole things was “fake news” or an effort by Democrats to help Manchin.  I don’t want to talk conspiracy theories, but I did watch Senator Manchin refer to Blankenship as the only true conservative Republican in the GOP primary.

 

In West Virginia and Indiana, the GOP nominated great candidates who have excellent chances of flipping those two U.S. Senate seats.    

The other big story was the absence of “a blue wave.”

In Ohio, both parties had very contested primaries and the GOP had a great turnout: “Republicans (827,393) drew nearly 200,000 more voters than Democrats (641,522)“.    

Ohio’s results are important for two reasons: First, both parties had reason to turn out. Second, it’s a very competitive state in recent presidential elections.

We don’t want to draw huge conclusions and November is still six months away. However, I’m starting to have my doubts about the blue wave. In fact, I’m beginning to think that the only action on the Democrat side is a “Soros wave” — candidates pushing the party to the left.

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May 11, 2018 at 6:30 am