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Greg Abbott won 44% of the Hispanic vote, Perdue 40%. The GOP narrowed the lead that Dems hold with Hispanic voters in pretty much every race, but those voters are registering their disappointment with Obama just like everyone else is. It would be nice, or let's say crucial instead of nice, to continue to cultivate a better image with Hispanic voters, they are an important voting bloc. Rick Perry was absolutely correct about immigration in a debate answer that ended his aspirations to be the nominee; I hope that Republican voters aren't so dim this time around. I hope that the nominee isn't urging self-deportation (poor Mitt probably wanted to go the way Perry was leaning until he saw the crowd's reaction, then figured that shifting right was the only safe place to go). Hispanics should be part of the GOP big tent, I hope they'll have a reason to be. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-gains-traction-among-hispanic-voters-with-aggressive-outreach-campaigns/2014/11/05/dcbe20ec-6520-11e4-9fdc-d43b053ecb4d_story.html
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2014 on Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap at JustOneMinute
Thanks, maryrose! I have trouble listening to O, but Hillary sounds OK - and you're right, Bubba and Mitt and Ryan sound good. Btw, everybody's at a new thread (guess they weren't going to tell us. hmpph).
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on Covering The Wrong Posterior at JustOneMinute
Guess what Obama is talking about. About the new family dog Checkers, and MO's respectable cloth coat? (Sorry, pay me no mind).
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on The Obama Presser at JustOneMinute
Palin made the best speech of the 2008 cycle, and I don't remember people making fun of her voice at the time, but maybe I missed it. I always enjoy listening to her, as she's direct and clever and refreshingly partisan and un-PC - I've not noticed anything odd about her voice. Camille Paglia always went out her way to compliment Palin's speaking style; there's probably better examples to find, but I just found this one: "Many others listening to Sarah Palin at her debate went into conniptions about what they assailed as her incoherence or incompetence. But I was never in doubt about what she intended at any given moment. On the contrary, I was admiring not only her always shapely and syncopated syllables but the innate structures of her discourse — which did seem to fly by in fragments at times but are plainly ready to be filled with deeper policy knowledge, as she gains it (hopefully over the next eight years of the Obama presidencies). This is a tremendously talented politician whose moment has not yet come. That she holds views completely opposed to mine is irrelevant." http://wdtprs.com/blog/2008/10/reading-camille-paglia-on-sarah-palin/
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gmax, Nate Silver shows the Dem polling bias at around 6% and characterized it as a "big skew"; he thinks the biases are random and notes that in 2012 there was a GOP bias. http://fivethirtyeight.com/liveblog/special-coverage-the-2014-midterms/ tk, how many Obama voters stayed at home in Va?
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on One Damn Wave After Another at JustOneMinute
'Obama to hold press conference on the midterms at 2:50 p.m. ET" I wonder if the comments will concern the family's new dog Checkers and MO's respectable cloth coat, or if they'll be more in the style of "I am not a crook".
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on One Damn Wave After Another at JustOneMinute
A great day, today. When does Alaska get called, will a VA recount likely change much? Here's what I posted yesterday, it feels much nicer when optimism about an election doesn't get slapped down by some Dem GOTV effort: Posted by: hrtshpdbox | November 04, 2014 at 02:22 PM I am expecting a great night with only Scott Brown a potential loss, and everything else including Tillis and Walker and Roberts a win. Shocker things I'd like to hear include that Warner and the other Udall (NM) are neck-and-neck with their opponents (at least early). And it wouldn't surprise me if the GOP adds 20 House seats (again, I sort of expect it).
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on One Damn Wave After Another at JustOneMinute
First?
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on One Damn Wave After Another at JustOneMinute
So, Alaska will make eight, right? And, come December, Louisiana will make nine? GOP 54-46? I can live with that, I'll call that a wave (plus, the House is looking good for at least 12 pick-ups from what little I've taken in of it so far tonight).
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on Election Night at JustOneMinute
OK, everyone called it for Tillis while I was typing, so never mind, and great news!
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on Election Night at JustOneMinute
Yeah, H&R, it's about time for someone to call NC for Tillis, might as well be you (you get full credit for the win). There's...what...3% left to count and each pct is about 25k votes and Tillis leads by about 50k....I dunno, it's late and my math is probably all wrong. But what's the holdup?
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on Election Night at JustOneMinute
jimmyk, Fox is just trying to be fair and balanced.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on Election Night at JustOneMinute
For someone who supposedly ran such a great campaign, Michelle Nunn got wallopped pretty good.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on Election Night at JustOneMinute
I'm unclear on the vote % in VA; I know it's 1,036,000 to 1,033,000, but is the % in 92 or 98?
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on Election Night at JustOneMinute
in the bank, not in the back (in the back is where O shot the Dem candidates)
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on Election Night at JustOneMinute
Is Atlanta in yet, anyone know? I had to stop watching everything for awhile except the VA Senate count, stared at that until what I suspected might happen did....I still hold out hope there though. By the way, the latest figures I see show Scott Brown back in the lead (don't know if that means anything). It's ALMOST a sweep tonight, anyway...we've gotta have 8 Sen gains in the back assuming AK comes in, right?
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on Election Night at JustOneMinute
Rich, I figured some pro-Warner votes are going to come flooding in, but Red Racing Horses' last was that Gillesipie is still hitting all the marks he needs to. Btw, that site also points out that a Republican is currently winning the Gov's race in Vermont, of all places. Thanks for the welcome, too.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on Election Night at JustOneMinute
Looks pretty wavy to me; RCP average had Warner up 9.7%, for instance.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on Election Night at JustOneMinute
Perdue up on Nunn 60% to 38% with 3% in.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on Catcalling And Reflexive Libs at JustOneMinute
As per foxnews.com, with 32% in Gillespie leads Warner 52% to 46%.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on Catcalling And Reflexive Libs at JustOneMinute
Ahem, Warner in a dead heat (at least early) was one of the shockers I hoped for earlier. The other was that Udall (NM) also has his feet held to the fire, we shall see.
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It was Mr Lydon who, when the lefties were dancing on Thatcher's grave, spoke up by saying though he disagreed with her, their behavior was sickening and disgraceful. Well, there was Ian Rubbish as well (truly funny, in case you haven't seen it): https://screen.yahoo.com/history-punk-000000227.html
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2014 on Catcalling And Reflexive Libs at JustOneMinute
Iggy, exactly right - "Sandanista" on the one hand and "Bodies" (the anti-abortion screed) on the other. Both bands slagged Thatcher of course, but that was a requirement for a British punker.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2014 on Catcalling And Reflexive Libs at JustOneMinute
I might be able to get a new thread started by putting up a post, it's happened before. The "Red Racing Horses" page posted above by Porchlight is tremendous; it will be helpful for me tonight. Re: Obama's intentions and catastrophes - I've no doubt that on the whole he's satisfied with what he's gotten done. It's not even certain that he expected to do any better - he's rendered one-sixth of the economy decidedly more socialist than it was, and probably permanently. At any rate, I doubt he's really very interested in or enthusiastic about the country's future or even his own legacy - O is an odd bird. There were exactly two marks to make on my ballot here in Pennsylvania, one for governor (where Corbett the GOP incumbent will lose), the other for the local congressional seat (which is safe for Republicans). No other candidates for anything, no amendments or referendum (referendi?). I am expecting a great night with only Scott Brown a potential loss, and everything else including Tillis and Walker and Roberts a win. Shocker things I'd like to hear include that Warner and the other Udall (NM) are neck-and-neck with their opponents (at least early). And it wouldn't surprise me if the GOP adds 20 House seats (again, I sort of expect it).
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2014 on Catcalling And Reflexive Libs at JustOneMinute
Danube, can't say what the Queen did with the iPod, but she reportedly already had one. Even worse, I think, was the exchange of gifts with the PM in 2009; traditionally, it's something thoughtful and meaningful that speaks to the long-term bond between England and the U.S. In 2009, Gordon Brown gave Obama a pen made from wood from the HMS Resolute, the mid-19th century exploration ship which was lost at sea and recovered by the U.S. and whose timbers can be seen in the form of the desk that graces the Oval Office today, a gift from England in 1880. In return for the gift of that pen, Obama gave Brown a collection of DVDs of American movies - in the wrong format for European usage. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/president-obamas-biggest-british-gaffes/article/2503321
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