Black and Green All Over

7 05 2018

Manhattan

Forbes:

In an interview after her speech, Nixon explained that she has made cannabis a central part of her campaign because it touches on so many other issues.

“It’s a racial justice issue because we’re incarcerating people of color in such staggering numbers,” she said.

SHOT:  Black people and white people (“supposedly” but not really) use weed at roughly equal rates

CHASER:  Legalizing weed is a race issue

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Barry’s Shadow

21 03 2018

Springfield

The former President is a common denominator in yesterday’s Illinois Primary results.

The Democrat nominee for Governor is J.B. Pritzker, which was somewhat expected.  As you know, the Pritzker family, with more money than God, (Hyatt hotels), seeded Obama’s political career and influenced some of his policies as President.

Former Governor Pat Quinn, who of course became Governor after Rod Blagojevich had to quit because it was found out he was doing the pay-for-play thing to fill the Senate seat that Obama left behind to become President, tried to make a political comeback this year by running for Attorney General.  He lost the primary to one Kwame Raoul, the son of Haitian immigrants who himself replaced Baraq Obama in the same State Senate seat that Obama once held but left when he won U.S. Senate in 2004.

Obama apparently didn’t have any influence in the Republican Primary for Governor, wherein incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner held off a stiff close challenge from State Rep. Jeanne Ives, who represents a DuPage County state House district.

Judging from the turnout numbers, 1.2 million for all Democrats, 680k for all Republicans, I don’t think blue team will have any problems running the table in Illinois in November.





Repetition is the Mother of Skill

26 02 2018

Sacramento

Big news over the weekend is that Kevin’s Underground Rave > DiFi when it comes to the endorsement of the California Democrat convention.  Note that this is NOT the same as actually winning the nomination, because that is still an election thing. With a caveat: California has the jungle primary runoff system, and I expect Feinstein and de Leon to be the top two finishers in the jungle primary, and they will face each other in the general in November, at which time they’ll have their direct one-on-one with voters.

Anyway, here’s what I wrote here back on February 14:

Why is Kevin de Leon trying to challenge Dianne Feinstein openly on issues where they are already the same? Environmentalism, immigration, health care, minimum wage — On those issues, Feinstein = de Leon, they would have identical voting records. These kinds of challenges to long entrenched established political incumbents require differentiation. And, at least publicly, de Leon isn’t really differentiating himself from Feinstein.

Unless…

He is actually doing that below the radar. My spidey sense informs me that de Leon actually does differ from Feinstein on Israel and Military-Industrial Complex. But he is also astute enough to know that he can’t run around in public stating that. So what he has probably concluded, if my guess is right, is to run on-label as a more Feinstein-y version of Feinstein on the “kitchen table” issues for the left, and then do anti-Israel and anti-MIC underground.

If he winds up toppling her, then it will be just a matter of the tikkun olam revolution eating its own.

Back to now, my sense is that the only reason de Leon’s challenge to Feinstein has traction is because he’s doing just that, differentiating himself from her on taboo issues in the underground space.  If he was not doing that, there would be no compelling reason for much of anyone to want to replace her with him.





Kevin’s Underground Rave

14 02 2018

Los Angeles;  San Francisco

Why is Kevin de Leon trying to challenge Dianne Feinstein openly on issues where they are already the same? Environmentalism, immigration, health care, minimum wage — On those issues, Feinstein = de Leon, they would have identical voting records. These kinds of challenges to long entrenched established political incumbents require differentiation. And, at least publicly, de Leon isn’t really differentiating himself from Feinstein.

Unless…

He is actually doing that below the radar. My spidey sense informs me that de Leon actually does differ from Feinstein on Israel and Military-Industrial Complex. But he is also astute enough to know that he can’t run around in public stating that. So what he has probably concluded, if my guess is right, is to run on-label as a more Feinstein-y version of Feinstein on the “kitchen table” issues for the left, and then do anti-Israel and anti-MIC underground.

If he winds up toppling her, then it will be just a matter of the tikkun olam revolution eating its own.





It Was a Referendum on Right to Work

7 02 2018

Arnold

It made Instapundit and Drudge today.

Want to know why I’m not surprised at the outcome?

Arnold west of 55 is in House-97, and guess who lives in Arnold west of 55.

Norm told me several days ago that he was going to sit this one out because he did not instinctively care for either one.

As for a sophisticated analysis, it turned out to have been just about a pure referendum on RTW, with a predictable outcome.  I’ve been on record in this space stating that the red team is stepping in a tar baby messing around with union rhinestones, first RTW and now prevailing wage.  The political shocker of 2016 bar none in Missouri is Chris Koster not winning Governor, which I think he could have if he would have made the election single issue on RTW and PW.  But, as we can see from what happened yesterday in an almost all white heavily working class House district, the politics of these things are starting to swing binary outcomes once again.

And this is the outlet and opening that clever non-crackpot non-SJW Democrats have this year.





He Knew a Good One

6 02 2018

Chicago

“Least offensive African American.”

That’s J.B. Pritzker, as in the Pritzker family, which helped incubate the political career of yet another non-offensive African-American, and the ultimate success of that opened up a Senate seat for yet another non-offensive African American to slide into.  That’s what these Prtizkers do, schmooze up to the IKAGOs in order to give themselves socio-political cover for their plans to disband the urban ghetto and create some brand new and suddenly way more desirable and expensive real estate close to the downtown of the anchor city of the third largest metropolitan area in the country.





While the Blogmeister Is Away, the Danforths Shall Play

11 04 2017

Your Blogmeister’s Hotel Room

In an unidentified major city west of the Mississippi River.

I don’t like these rumors that are making their way to my eyeballs.

John Danforth hearts Josh Hawley, and is thinking about wielding muscle to shove him up the chute to challenge Claire next year?

Remember, the only other corporeal individual I cast an affirmative vote for other than the OCGE last current year was Hawley, mainly because on the August ballot, his name wasn’t Kurt Schaefer, and on the November ballot, we needed someone in the state AG office to do the work that Kim Gardner won’t.  Plain words, I voted Hawley because I thought he was the polar opposite of the Danforths.

On top of that, Hawley just became AG, and really hasn’t made much of a mark yet.  If he winds up running, then he will in essence have to check out of the AG’s office by this fall.