26 10 2016

Los Angeles


It’s a shame, all these natural conservatives will have no downballot Republican options.

In 2010, California voters adopted Proposition 14, which gave the state a Louisiana and France style jungle primary beauty contest then top-two runoff system.  The theory was that it would be a fulcrum that in a subtle sense enforces the precepts of political moderation.  In reality, because California is a one-party state, the jungle primaries usually result in the top-two runoff contests that are wackadoodle Democrat versus wackadoodlier Democrat.  The state’s Senate contest is D versus D (Attorney General Kamala Harris versus Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez), and in the shaded areas of Los Angeles County on this map, everything else downballot in the runoff stage is also D versus D.  Even in the non-shaded areas on this map, the Rs that have made the runoff have no chance.

To be fair, if this kind of system existed everywhere, there would be massive areas of the country in terms of percentage of the geographic whole where there would be no Democrats but the Presidency on people’s ballots.

Environmentally Conscious, At Least

26 10 2016

Jefferson City

The Kander campaign is recycling one of Mrs. Antolinez’s anti-Blunt ads from six years ago.

It was a clever buy.  Clever, six years ago.

Strange New Respect Mode: On

25 10 2016

Los Angeles


Obama: McCain and Romney Were ‘Honorable,’ Wouldn’t Have Worried About ‘General Course’ of US If They Had Won

On Monday’s broadcast of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” President Obama said of his former opponents Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R), “they’re both honorable men, and if they had won, then I wouldn’t worry about the general course of this country.”

Obama stated, “[T]here is something qualitatively different about the way Trump has operated in the political sphere. I — look, I ran against John McCain. I ran against Mitt Romney. Obviously, I thought that I could do a better job, but they’re both honorable men, and if they had won, then I wouldn’t worry about the general course of this country.”

Funny, I remember 2008 and 2012 pretty well; I was a thirtysomething during both of those election seasons, and I was lucky to squeeze out one more Presidential season as a thirtysomething. And what I remember is that John McCain was a dangerous hot head who would be Bush’s third term and couldn’t be trusted with his finger on the nuclear button, even though he was an old fogey klutz because he had never sent an e-mail in his life. Mitt Romney killed women because he denied them health care after having hog tied his dog to the roof of his gas guzzling SUV.

If nothing drastic changes in the country and Hillary wins, then four years from now, as Hillary is running for re-election versus the Republican nominee of 2020, everyone then will develop strange new respect for Donald Trump. “You know, at least he was a moderate-liberal on social issues, he openly appealed to LGBTQ, made Peter Thiel the first gay RNC speaker, and had some innovative proposals on a lot of things and genuinely cared about working people. Unlike the evil reprobate the Republicans sent up this year, a social issue Neanderthal and total elitist corporate-plutocrat shill who can’t deviate even one iota from conservative orthodoxy.”  In fact, I’m making this my first post in the new category “Campaign 2020” so we’ll be able to check back in four years to see if I’m right; of course, if Trump wins, I wouldn’t possibly be able to be right unless he declines to run for a second term.

Keep Wishing

21 10 2016

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Delaware ambulance chaser versus Queens brawler.  Let me know how that works out for you, should you ever get the opportunity.  Of course, since Trump was predicting in the late summer to early fall of last year that Biden would be the Democrat nominee, he could have had his figurative fight right now, because I think Biden would have had a very good shot of winning the nomination if he actually did run.  But no, the wimp chickened out, because he was scared of offending HRC’s muh precious uterus.

Queens brawler:

RIP, Al Smith Dinner

21 10 2016


The bitch couldn’t even make a joke about herself.

Even the obsessive insecure whiny narcissist that calls himself Baraq Obama was able to kick lots of good self-deprecating jokes at this shindig in 2012 and 2008.

On top of that, she tried to hook Al Smith’s Catholicism to her sex.  She tried to make us think that there was a yuge wave of anti-Catholic contempt that was solely responsible for denying Smith the Presidency.  First off, I don’t think either the outgoing incumbent President, Calvin Coolidge, nor the Republican nominee, Herbert Hoover, ever said a word about Smith’s Catholicism, or even countenanced it as a sub rosa campaign tactic.  Second, the outcome of that election was a foregone conclusion even if Smith would have been a Protestant.

As far as Trump being booed, that’s a non-issue, and entirely a function of interborough cultural politics in New York.  Trump could own every non-public piece of real estate in Manhattan and be worth trillions, and it wouldn’t matter one whit to Manhattan’s elite — To them, Trump was, is and will always be an outer borough untermensch.

He Disagrees (So It Seems)

21 10 2016


Ordinarily, this is the kind of SVNT that I ignore.

But the reason I’m not ignoring this is to prove a point.  Here in the proposition nation, patriotism is agreeing with the proposition, treason is disagreeing (or even seeming to disagree) with the proposition.

Leave the Supposed Son Alone

20 10 2016

Little Rock

I don’t know if I’ve written about this matter in this space, but in case I didn’t, you’re reading it for the first time.

Leave the whole issue of Bill Clinton’s supposed mulatto son alone.

First off, I don’t think they look that much alike, so I doubt it.

Second, he’s trying to cash in on fifteen from the matter, which is only hot now because of the season.  This is actually old news; it broke back in 1998.  I remember at the time, a site that lampooned the Drudge Report splashed this headline:  CLINTON HO-DOWN LEADS TO FUN BABY SHOWDOWN.  Anyway, this is in all practicality his last chance to cash in on the matter.

Third, and most importantly, this could actually help Hillary.  If people get it in their heads that he is Bill’s son, then the obvious inference is that Bill Clinton, at the time, Governor of Arkansas, had sex with a black woman.  And guess who would love that and eat it up most of all.  That’s right, it just happens to be the Democrat Party’s most loyal voting demographic:  Black women.  It’s also the same demographic which drives the ratings for Scandal, which is about an executive level elected politician, a white man, stepping out on his white wife with a black woman.  This will only drive the black woman turnout for Bill’s wife sky high.  They’d want to get him back into the White House, even if it’s in the “First Gentleman” role, because then they would fantasize about Bill coming for them.

Remember, the black woman turnout in 2013 for Bill de Blasio was both near monolithic on both primary and general day and in record numbers in terms of percent of the possible.  He, married to a black woman.