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Episode 234: The 2018 Midterm Election Round-up

Blue wave? More like Purple Puddle.

This is my analysis of the 2018 midterm election. You may have heard of it recently, and you knew I had to weigh in on that, right?

And lots of links mentioned. Lots of good information there.

Mentioned links:

OUCH! So how did the Dems Obama campaigned for do on #ElectionNight?

So Much for a ‘Blue Wave’—4 of the Biggest Midterm Takeaways

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the 29-year-old socialist and media darling — wins seat in US House

Obama’s legacy of losing: Democrats decimated in Congress, DNC in disarray

Senate Judiciary Committee’s Final Report: “No Evidence” to Support Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh

Scott Walker loses bid for third term in Wisconsin

Stolen inflatable colon found in vacant home, Kansas City police say

Other links:

8 Big Takeaways From The Midterm Elections

Promising Pro-Life Wins In Alabama, West Virginia

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Has someone taken Pat’s place?

Pat Robertson has suggested that some natural disasters are God’s wrath for various sins. Well, with the arrival of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, he’s making those pronouncements again.

Or is he? Listen and see if you recognize who it is.

James Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton of any prosecution over her private email server.  But was the fix in months before the press conference when he officially announced that? Yup.

To donate to hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief, click here to find out how to donate to the Salvation Army disaster services, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

Mentioned links:

Jennifer Lawrence: ‘Mother Nature’s Rage’ Directed at U.S. Because of Trump

Comey Decided He Wasn’t Going to Refer Hillary For Prosecution Long Before FBI Investigation Was Over

It Wasn’t Comey’s Decision to Exonerate Hillary – It Was Obama’s

Episode 147: The Law Is Dead. Long Live The King.

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Republican Karen Handel won the Georgia 6th district runoff

The runoff for the Georgia US House of Representatives 6th district was a nationally watched race. As with a few other races since President Trump was elected, this was painted as a referendum on him as much (or perhaps more) as it was about local issues.

As it turned out, Republican Karen Handel won with a 4% margin over the (well-financed) Democrat John Ossoff. Here are my thoughts.

Mentioned links:

Karen Handel wins; latest Georgia 6th District runoff results

Scientists find evidence of global warming on Mars

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Here’s my reaction from this morning on the win by Republican Karen Handel in the Georgia 6th district special election. This is a live video I recorded on the Facebook group this morning.

I’ll talk about this on the next podcast episode as well.

 

Is *every* Republican a Nazi? Really?

I’m back to 3 topics this episode, and all, in some way, semi-sorta-related to the recent, peaceful transfer of power in the United States. I talk about the Left running out of adjectives for Donald Trump, given how they’ve misused those adjectives over the decades. I talk about how the outgoing President Obama commuted the sentence of someone who gave Wikileaks a huge treasure trove. And I talk about the closing of a prominent charity, and why it might be closing.

And don’t forget, I want to hear you talk about what you think. Comment here, or look at the sidebar for other ways to get in touch.

Mentioned links:

Attacked by Trump, Lewis acknowledges he boycotted Bush inauguration, too

Episode 160: Relief and Concern Over President-Elect Trump

Tapper Notes How White House Used to Be ‘Angry’ and Outraged’ by Manning Crimes

Silence From Networks as Clinton Global Initiative Shuts Down

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Scandal-free? Not so much, actually.

President Obama and many of his supporters have been characterizing his administration as “scandal free”. Really? Something tells me their definition of “scandal” changes based on who’s occupying the Oval Office. Let’s run down a few examples of things that would have dogged a Republican.

And we have some feedback by listener DocH regarding who the extremists really are. (Hint: There are not as many of them as you may think.)

Mentioned links:

Celebrities Walk Back Their Promises To Leave The Country If Trump Is Elected

18 Major Scandals in Obama’s ‘Scandal-Free’ Presidency

‘An amazingly scandal-free administration’

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Is he rediscovering limited government?

Is he rediscovering limited government?

Donald Trump has already shown how he can control the media, and how he can own a news cycle. Whether it’s Twitter trolling or being impetuous is something for you to decide, but he really has them jumping. And free speech and limited government has been rediscovered by the Left. Trump is indeed making American great again by helping it remember its core principles.

Even MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell is getting in on the “checks and balances” bandwagon!

Mentioned links:

Nets Torch Trump on Flag Burning Ban, Extinguish Clinton’s Ban Support

Let’s make the Confederate flag a hate crime: It is the American swastika and we should recoil it from it in horror

The Confederate Flag In Every State, In Every Form, Must. Come. Down.

Flashback: Clinton introduced bill to criminalize flag burning

Tufts U. student leaders reject free speech measure, call it ‘unsafe’

Trump Gives Victory Speech, Liberals Rediscover Appeal of Limited Government

In Landmark Vote, Senate Limits Use of the Filibuster

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Needed, overblown, or both?

Needed, overblown, or both?

I had originally started putting a show together about some of the other races decided on Election Night 2016. I was going to note how Republicans didn’t just hold onto majorities in Congress, but increased their holdings of governorships and state legislatures, and maybe talk about some of the ballot measures that were voted on.

But as the week continued, I was less and less concerned about that, and more concerned about the reactions to the election that I kept hearing on other podcasts and social media. So I decided to chuck my original idea, and just touch on those.  And #SafetyPin.

Mentioned links:

2016 Presidential Election Results

“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”: FDR’s First Inaugural Address

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Trump wins

Trump wins

The election of Donald Trump gave me feelings of relief and concern, for my country and the Republican Party. I also include ideas of how it was he won, and whether racism was involved.

And I cover other reactions to his election. Or do I?

Here are my thoughts on the election of 2016.

Mentioned links:

Dear America, This Is Important — Trump Did Not Win Because of Racism

Trump Did Better With Blacks, Hispanics Than Romney in ’12: Exit Polls

The  Great Liberal Freakout

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Don’t Forget To Vote

Remember to vote

Remember to vote

No podcast episode this week. It would have come out today, and would have been obsolete with 24 hours, so I decided to skip it.

Instead, just remember to vote. Really. No, I’m serious. You may not have the choices you’d like (I know I don’t like them), but they are the choices we have.

So my advice:

  • Pray
  • Think
  • Vote
  • Keep praying

We’re going to need all the thinking and prayer we can get for the next 4 years. See you next week!

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