Nov 03 2014

GOP Wave Is Here – How Big Is It?

Published by at 11:30 am under 2014 Elections,All General Discussions

I almost titled this post the “Anti-Democrat, Anti-BigGovernment, Anti-Obama Wave is Here”, because this election is not about wild support for the GOP and their brand of big government. It is clearly a referendum on the Activist Government Bungling produced by Obama, Reid and Pelosi since 2008. A historic bungling covered up by the liberal media.

This election is about lies.  Lies from government (and politicians) about government.

Lies like: “If you like your insurance, you can keep it. If you like your doctors, you can keep them”.

Lies where you condemn the beheading of an American and vow action, and then immediately go play golf.

The vacationing commander-in-chief, after promising a relentless hunt for the terrorist butchers of a U.S. journalist, teed off on a Martha’s Vineyard golf course just a short time later.

“Obama is more dedicated to golfing than he is to defending the nation,” sniped Liz Cheney, daughter of the former GOP vice president, via Twitter.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius also took a swing at Obama.

“I know in Western countries, this is vacation period,” he said, according to The Wall Street Journal. “But when people are dying, you must return from vacation.”

Lies about our borders, immigration and how we opened ourselves to the spread of deadly disease:

The deadly EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic, which struck thousands of kids this fall, was likely propelled through America by President Barack Obama’s decision to allow tens of thousands of Central Americans across the Texas border, according to a growing body of genetic and statistical evidence.

The evidence includes admissions from top health officials that the epidemic included multiple strains of the virus, and that it appeared simultaneously in multiple independent locations.

The question can be settled if federal researchers study the genetic fingerprint of the EV-D68 viruses that first hit kids in Colorado, Missouri and Illinois to see if they are close relatives to the EV-D68 viruses found in Central America.

Lies like we saw on Ebola – and having it under control – before we found out no one was prepared and few were serious about self quarantine

Lies like promoting the economy is good while more and more people are just leaving the workforce and income is down:

And really from any perspective, it’s hard to get too triumphalist about the recovery. The percentage of the population that’s employedas opposed to the unemployment rate, which doesn’t pick up people who’ve dropped out of the labor forceis still substantially lower than in 2007. In fact, it’s as low as it’s been since the early 1980s. Likewise, today’s median household income is about $5,000 below its 2007 level. That’s about where it stood in 1995.

All this is horrible, but the news media says ignore this carnage, focus instead on cherry-picked stats that hint to a different (fictional) reality:

Job growth has been very steady the last three years. GDP growth has exceeded two percent in each of the last two years, and will almost certainly do so again in 2014. More importantly, as Danny Vinik recently pointed out, the United States has emerged from the Great Recession much more quickly than other advanced economies.

How any sane person can note the struggling on Main Street to find good careers and build the next generation, and then in the next instant point to how well off the Democrat-connected well-off are doing on Wall Street is beyond me. No wonder one NY City Elitist called for the end of midterms elections – so Main Street cannot voice their views on the shenanigans in DC.

The realities of the modern election cycle are that we spend almost two years selecting a president with a well-developed agenda, but then, less than two years after the inauguration, the midterm election cripples that same president’s ability to advance that agenda.

Talk about a blatant grasp by the liberal media to brainwash the American public that somehow we shouldn’t question the person elected. Excuse me, we live in a democracy. The exact reasons stated for us NOT to have midterms is why we should. If a president is not doing his job, or advancing agendas the American public isn’t interested in, we should be able to elect officials that can act our behalf to stop that president.

This election is not about how great the GOP is. It is about the rising of the libertarian heart of this nation. Some government is a necessary burden. Too much government is an evil.

That is why Sen Roberts is struggling in Kansas.  He is establishment. Same with Tillis in NC.  It is why Joni Ernst is breaking away – she is not your typical establishment pol.  It is why Brownback is in trouble, Shaheen is in trouble. It is why Sen Warner in VA is in trouble – a situation few predicted (except me of course!). It is why the Democrat in the MD Governor’s race is all of sudden in trouble. The mood of the electorate is ugly and very bipartisan in their targets.

People are fed up with government, its bungling and its lying. But they are not enamored with a GOP version of activist government either. They want government back in its box and being held accountable.  Especially in execution (verses excuse making).

Which is why all those races were the Democrats have gone full-up bullshit, have been turning towards the GOP.  You get into a race and cry sexism and racism and all people remember all those OTHER big lies from the left.  Like about my doctor and my insurance. The backfire from Democrat lies is pretty amazing.

The Democrats feel they can BS on anything.  Think about it. There are more and more stories about how Obama has been making it up all “Baghdad Bob” like. He just says what he wants to hear, or what he needs the dupes to believe. And people have caught on, which is why he is the symbol of the 2014 election.

When the the dust settles tomorrow, the GOP will have been the beneficiary of a historic wave election. I am predicting AT LEAST 9 senate pick ups (SD, WV, MT, CO, AR, AK, IA, LA, NC).  I am hoping the wave is so high Warner in VA will also be swept out. I believe Perdue and Roberts will survive.

I expect the GOP to gain historic levels in the House, and I expect the GOP to cripple the Dems in Governor races and other down ticket offices. I expect 2014 to make 2010 look reasonable to the Dems and Libs.

I expect the nation will focus for this one week on the mess in DC and send a clear signal. One all about Big Government Lies and Bungling.

One I fear those in denial in DC and the media will do whatever they can to avoid hearing.

Update: I should add I never expected the President to ‘get the message’ of these midterms.

After predicting a Democratic victory which would result in the in-party keeping control of the Senate, Vice President Joe Biden insisted in a recent interview with CNN’s Gloria Borger that the president is just fine the way he is. Theirs is a communications problem, the vice president insisted. “We have to be more direct and clear about exactly what it is we’re looking to do,” Biden said. “And look, we’re — we’re ready to compromise.”

According to the quotes White House officials are giving reporters widely read by Democratic partisans, the White House is firm in the belief that Obama does not have to change.

The denial is too deep with that one.

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2 Responses to “GOP Wave Is Here – How Big Is It?”

  1. oneal lane says:

    Louisiana’s election for Senate today is just an open primary. It is unlikely that there will be an outright winner today. A winner would need to gather more than 50% of the vote, and none of the 3 major candidates is polling that strong. The runoff is in December.

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