it was coming: September […] On the drive to and from the East Coast, I paid attention to the billboards and bumper-stickers. Folks, the people in “Fly over” country are PISSED, from the guy that guides hunters, to the mayors of towns and cities, to state senators congressmen and Governors who are voting to arrest and imprison federal law enforcement officials for enforcing federal gun laws that don’t agree with state law … The political pendulum has never, in the history of humanity, stayed on one side of a swing. The back lash from over reach has always been proportionate to how far off center it went before coming back … right now we’re staring at a whole hell of a lot of the country (about 80-90% of the land mass, as well as about 50% of the population) that is FED UP. You really don’t want those guys to decide that the only way to fix it is to burn it down and start over… (more) There’s a level of anger far deeper and more consequential than expressed rage or visible behavior – It is called “Cold Anger“! Cold Anger does not need to go to violence. For those who carry it, no conversation is needed. You cannot poll or measure it; and even those who carry it avoid discussion; andthat decision has nothing whatsoever to do with any form of correctness. Cold Anger is not hatred, it is far more purposeful. Cold Anger absorbs betrayal silently, often prudently. Cold Anger is not driven to act in spite of itself; it drives a reckoning. Cold Anger perceives deception the way a long-term battered spouse absorbs the blows in the hours prior to a pre-planned exit; with purpose. Delicate sensibilities are dispatched like a feather in a hurricane. Cold Anger is more severe, in part because it is more strategic. And so yesterday it began to surface: FIRST – Avenge Kate Steinle:
[…] A San Francisco sheriff who sparked a national debate on immigration reform this summer lost his bid for re-election with a wide-margin. Partial returns show Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi losing to retired sheriff’s official Vicki Hennessy. She has the backing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and sheriff deputies association. With more than 90,000 votes cast, Mirkarimi had 31 percent support compared to 62 percent of the vote cast in favor of Hennessy. (link)SECOND – Stop the Gender Nonsense:
Voters in Houston on Tuesday rejected an ordinance to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination, the Associated Press said. The ordinance was originally passed by Houston City Council in 2014, but the Texas Supreme Court earlier this year forced it onto the ballot. It was favored by the White House, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and tech giant Apple, but faced opposition from many religious leaders and Republicans. (link)THIRD – Stop Popularizing Drug Promotion:
Ohio voters on Tuesday rejected a bid to legalize recreational and medical marijuana. The Buckeye State was on the verge of becoming the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 years of age and older, but voters turned down the controversial ballot initiative. With 45 percent of precincts reporting, 65 percent of the vote was against legalization, with 35 percent in favor. It is a significant defeat for the pro-marijuana movement, which was riding momentum from successful ballot initiatives in recent years in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C. Ohio is often seen as bellwether for the country on controversial issues, so the defeat here could indicate a long road ahead for supporters of legalized marijuana. (link)FOURTH – Correct a Historical Election Mistake from 2014:
The Associated Press called the Kentucky Governors election for Bevin, a Tea Party darling who had previously been best known for his primary challenge of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014. Bevin will replace outgoing Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat who was ineligible to run again due to term limits. He becomes just the second Republican governor in the Bluegrass State in four decades. Bevin campaigned on a pledge to reduce Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion. Bevin’s victory gives the GOP control of Kentucky’s executive branch as well as state Senate. (link)FIFTH – Block anything ObamaCare – Until We Get FULL Repeal:
In Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe has desperately tried to expand Obamacare in the commonwealth only to be blocked by Republicans in the state legislature. In response, McAuliffe made Obamacare a campaign issue along with gun control, hoping to inspire liberals to come out and vote for his team and issues. Instead, voters went to the polls and rejected McAuliffe and ended the idea of expanding Obamacare in the state. In Kentucky, Democrats have long championed the state as a model for Obamacare. But Matt Bevin rejected those talking points and openly campaigned against President Obama’s health care plan. Voters elected Bevin with an eight point margin of victory and, with him, the state’s first black Lieutenant Governor, who is also a woman and a Republican. Obamacare continues to be a loser for Democrats nationwide. Since Obamacare was passed, the Republicans have returned to Governors’ Mansions in New England and control roughly two-thirds of state legislative chambers. Everywhere Obamacare is used by the GOP against the Democrats, the GOP wins. (link)SIXTH – Build Historic Fortifications Within The Base:
Miss – Republicans increased their majority in the 122-member state House from 67 to 73 in unofficial results Tuesday night and ousted the House minority leader, longtime Rep. Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, who fell to a GOP challenger in a race targeted by state Republican leaders.As noted by Eric Erickson – Across the country tonight, voters rejected not just Barack Obama’s party, but also his party’s ideology. The voters rejected candidates who advocated for gun-control, they rejected candidates who sought the expansion of Obamacare, they rejected the Democrats’ environmental policies, and they rejected the secularist, gay-rights agenda. The Republican Party, at one time, was allegedly a party that could not win in New England. Now, Republicans control 68 of 98 partisan state legislative chambers in the United States, 33 of 50 Governor’s Mansions, the United States House of Representatives, and the United States Senate. The only thing more amazing than the sweeping scope of Republican wins and the rejection of the left’s agenda is that Republicans in Congress continue to cave to Barack Obama and refuse to use their constitutional powers to restrain him. (link) Well, there is something actually more amazing; and that’s the scope of deception and sunlight avoidance deployed by every apparatus under the control of professionally political types, and their like-minded corporate media.
Republicans appeared to have won all open seats, fended off challenges of all their incumbents except one, and defeated Moak and two other longtime incumbent Democrats.
“It’s a good night to be a Republican,” said Nathan Wells, chief of staff for Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn. “The clear message tonight is that people want more Republicans in the Mississippi House of Representatives.” (link)