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  • Epador

    Let you know in the morning, or mourning,

    • nonncom

      Shit, 2 years of listening to pelosi shrieking….and 2 years of the government in hibernation….people in this country are either stupid or they just gave up….I don’t think Trump being able to appoint judges is gonna’ get it done….and the house will make certain that is all Trump gets done….

      • JTC

        @nonncom, 2 years of the government in hibernation?

        Hardly. tumultuous would be accurate; not pretty but way far from asleep, though in many cases that would be better.

        Then you have Trump; he’s gov too and as major a cog in it as this Republic has ever seen. In a yuge surprise to most including me, two years into this gig that old boy has performed like a young stud, actual achievements of many of his campaign promises and real activity in the others.,,in spite of (and in some ways I think because of) obstruction and attempted destruction of every kind at every turn by the most concerted and single-minded leftist machine imaginable.

        And that’s actually their downfall, or one of them. So much total focus by every tentacle of the proglodyte machine on stopping Trump that they have no time for anything else. And I have even come to believe that is by the design of The Donald…actually playing with them like a cat with a laser pointer, all the while getting some real shit done that already looks to have greatly improved the prospects of survival not just of our Republic but of the world.

        And like the classically defined insane, the progs’ focus for the next two years will continue to be all-out attack on DJT and his American agenda, perchance to install some of their “new wave” of communist puppets some of which we just saw on display here in FL and in TX. He toyed with them some more in the last few weeks saying that even though he wasn’t on the ballots this whole midterm circus was about him. That is correct; he knows it, they know it, and he was rubbing their noses in it to keep them distracted from reality, and luring them to continue their mistakes in spite of their failures. Hope the results are the same.

        Hibernation? Dude.

        • nonncom

          Hibernation only from the point of view of any accomplishments….don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of fireworks for the entertainment of the leftists….

  • Grunt GI

    So not sure what this is a picture of, but I am calm and doing fine.

    The DemocRATS are going to be clown themselves. They will spend all their time trying to subpoena Trump, who will likely tell them to fuck off. They have no agenda other than Trump hatred and as the ol saying goes, it’s much harder to govern than campaign.

    Meanwhile I think we’ve got a good firewall in the Senate, and as long as Mitch keeps confirming judges I’m all good.

    If the dipshits actually spend all of the next two years trying to impeach Trump they will look like that hateful loons they are. And that won’t play well outside Manhattan and San Francisco.

    I think we all need to just get up, go to work, drink some whisky, and wait for some awesome artwork from Chris, preferably of the naked kind.

    Stout hearts my friends, it could have been worse.

      • JJ cooper

        Ah, Stephanie, It just jumped out at me! Shouldn’t all dudes remember that scene , or is it just we extremely smart women?
        JJC

    • William Ewing (Bill)

      HEAR, HEAR!!!

    • Rooftopvoter

      Exactly, even this morning Trump started drawing the nutcases in. They still haven’t figured out the man will call in ordinance on his position to get the job done. Besides, it wasn’t like the Republican House was doing all that much good work anyway, short of tax cuts.

      • John

        I think the word is “ordnance” but it’s an honest mistake. 😉

        • Rooftopvoter

          Yep, my bad…….

        • Too Tall

          Actually, there is probably a pretty good pun in there involving the House of Representatives and “ordinance.”

  • Still waiting for the music box to stop…

    • JTC

      Which is not to say that the next two years will be easy, as GGI says, they won’t. And we should all consider the ominous potential of virtually unknown socialists damn near winning control over two of the most reliably conservative states in the country, but shocking the hell out of their own progtard kind as proof that their standard bears have been not nearly insanely leftist enough. Scary harbinger right there my brothers and sisters of the faith…

      In the meantime, as Grunt also bullseyed, judges, judges, judges. More than anything else, Constitutional enforcement by the courts has the capacity to protect us from being overrun by insanity.

    • DASTARDLY DAN

      JTC, the video doesn’t want to load. Wonder if it was taken down

      • DASTARDLY DAN

        nevermind, MSN website crashed!

        • Tom Stockton

          DASTARDLY DAN — love your avatar. TANSTAAFL, from one of my favorite author’s favorite books!

          (There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch — courtesy of Robert Heinlein’s “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” — a great read!!)

          Regards,
          Tom Stockton

          p.s. When will the ignorant, misinformed public learn how to vote? Probably a rhetorical question…

          • Peregrine John

            Judging by the results here in Soviet Kalifornia, the willfully ignorant and blitheringly misinformed are able to vote just fine.

  • Morgul Lord

    I’m from New York. So we have shams, not elections. Our GOP is about as effective at politics as the Venus di Milo is at pole vaulting.

    I can not wrap my head around losing the House to those assclowns when things have gone as well as they have for the last two years.

    And losing the House is YUGE. they’re gonna do investigations for two solid years. they’ll subpoena the Prez’s tax returns, his suit measurements, his grade school dating partners. And they WILL impeach him, even thought they know they’ll lose in the Senate. It’ll keep their base happy, tie trump in knots for two years, and force him to govern by Executive Order, just like il douche did. not good.

    • interventor

      Well, I see two winners for in the Who Is Dumber Than Comrade de Blasio contest. Obviously, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins in the singles category. While, the voters in the Bronx and Queens boroughs win in the group category.

  • PaulS

    Waa – Whaa – Waaaaaa Doodle do dah doo… tick-tic-tic

  • interventor

    The scene is from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, a civil war graveyard, I believe.

    The Senate will stay Republican. Meaning many more conservative judges and a justice or two. Justice Ginsberg, you’re looking a bit under the weather.

    House will investigate to the max. Trump can direct all subpoenas be sent to the WH for review — say 60 to 90 days. Then, to the Department involved. Should take about 90 days to gather up the documents and another 90 days to review and redact classified and privacy act information, Then, back to the WH for a final review and forwarding to the House (borrow a Galapagos turtle from the National Zoo as a courier).

  • kadaka

    The court-directed redistricting in Pennsylvania had already thrown the Democrats about half the House seats they needed. A lot of Republican incumbents retired.

    Dems may now have the House but this is far less than the great victory they were expecting.

    Oh well, on to two years of Dem pettiness and assorted pathetic impeachments.

  • WayneM

    Ted Cruz won but not by as wide of a margin as I’d hoped…

  • Too Tall

    For the enormous amounts of cash spent and RPM generated, the democrats got very little torque out of their efforts.

    Once again, they proved that any moron (read: Occasional-Cortex) can get elected to political office if they run as a democrat.

    In any business other than politics, if your staff or customers resembled the democrat Senators or Congress-critters just elected , an astute business leader would be trying to figure out how to quietly shut down the whole operation before it became public knowledge.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Grunt,
    That is the final scene in the cemetery from the Clint Eastwood classic, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”.

    • PaulS

      I thought it was a Lee Van Cleef classic. 😉

  • JSStryker

    Looks like everyone I voted for in Missouri won

    • Steve Peterson

      You are lucky, all the people I voted for lost Minnesota 3 Eric Paulson lost to a dumbo rap socialist ☹️☹️

  • NH we kept the governor and lost pretty much everything else. the NHGOP rolled over months ago and gave no assistance to candidates. it’s as if they wanted to get invited to the democrat cocktail parties again.

  • Punta Gorda

    Funny how the hold out precincts in florida were demoncrap counties.

    At a net deficit in the 88k range, they just couldn’t stuff the boxes fast enough.

    • JTC

      Give ’em time. Gotta gin up a recount of all the created -I mean missed- ballots down there in SoFla.

      But Nelson again instead of Scott? Painful and surprising even to me to say but for several reasons, I really don’t care which way that goes.

  • Fox2!

    There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who have loaded guns, and those who dig.

    Now dig.

    May not be an exact quote.

  • Halley

    PDT has said he has a contingency plan for the tragic scenario of the crazy people taking control of the House. and I’m sure he does. But still, this bodes ill and should not have happened. Perhaps a taste of their own medicine is due, and any Dim win contested on the basis of probable Russian collusion…?

  • William Ewing (Bill)

    Declare EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE! Mr. President, then wallpaper the Oval with the subpoenas.

    Isn’t this what the 5th Amendment is all about?

    By answering ANY question from Pelosi and her crew of misfits will result in self incrimination through their manipulation of the “facts.”

  • MasterDiver

    SC held pretty well Red, although in my district the Dim won by ~4000 votes. I don’t think he’ll last long. He campaigned on being an “independent-minded Dem. If he turns out to be a Pelosi boot-licker the mob will turn.

  • Paladin

    It is all those who do not pay Federal Taxes. They have no skin in the game. Tax Cuts mean nothing to them. That an the Cucks that were committee chairman, but were term limited out of the Big Chair. They retired to go work in “K Street”….the bastards.

  • Fronk!

    In Ohio, Republicans Mike DeWine and Dave Yost won the Governorship and Attorney General’s Office respectively. Unfortunately, Sherrod Brown–one of the key conspirators who got Obamacare passed in the dead of night–got re-elected for a third term in the Senate.

    Thankfully Ron DeSantis defeated that Socialist loon Andrew Gillum for Governor and Rick Scott ousted that long time political hack Bill Nelson for Senator in Florida.

    Happily, Ted Cruz defeated Beto O’Rourke in Texas, but it was a close one.

    The long and short of it is our country is divided right down the middle between those who wish to be productive & live in peace, and everybody else. If we don’t fix this pretty soon, we are doomed!!!

    • JTC

      That hack Nelson ain’t giving up yet, following the lead of the one in GA in demanding a recount and time to “find” some more votes.

      As I said in a comment above, surprisingly and shockingly even to myself, I don’t much care which way it goes between that fossil and Scott for several reasons and all things considered.

      But thank God for the results in the governor race. I was going to no shit leave this state rather than live under a communist regime.

      • Kafiroon

        Like to know where, you think is maube liveable for a few more years.
        The wife! said we would leave if the crazed money spending tax increasing socialist finds enough “lost” boxes to win.
        (I think the demonrats prepare boxes of votes ahead of time as they always seem to find them.)

      • Old Codger

        There are [DemonKKKRats] afoot

        Fixed it.

  • Old Codger

    Well, it’s over. My Senator won DESPITE Soros’ money! My Representative won – admittedly in a squeaker but he still won. If you look at the Texas House races you will see almost all winners were red. But it looks to me like the DemonKKKRat party might be making a comeback. Even the NPC who ran against our Governor made a decent showing. I expect 2020 to be not nearly so rosy for the GOP.

  • Grunt GI

    Ok. Guess I gotta watch some of those Clint movies. -/:)

    In the meantime, no matter what, the Dems, for the moment, can’t ram through any crazy shit.

    Maybe the Trumper makes deals maybe not. And consider for all the crazy investigations the House could do the Senate could do too. So if Botox Nancy wants to spend the next two years chasing Trump, let em fight the concept of Executive Privilege.

    But no doubt we’d better get ready for 2020 cuz it’s gonna be ugly.

    Sigh.

    In the meantime I’ve got my Bushmills.

    And DBD.

    🙂

  • John Stephens

    The House Democrats have just been handed a bundle of ropes. Let’s see what they do with them.

    • The 300

      They’ll try to smoke them.

      • Old Codger

        Or piss up them? 😉

    • JJ cooper

      Probably hang themselves.
      JJC

      • John D. Egbert

        Oh, Please. Oh, please.

  • Chuck Riel

    After a majority of Wisconsin’s results were in Milwaukee pulled 45K votes out of their ass and Evers won for Governor. Bad… very Bad…

  • Hrefn

    Before the changing of the guard in January, the Republicans should ram through the “Fairness in Government Act.” Which law would mandate that any information subpoenaed from the President by the House as part of an impeachment investigation would automatically be subpoenaed from the House leadership as well. Tax records, business dealings, family connections, private conversations, whatever is demanded of the President would be required from the Speaker and the chairman of the major committees, and from whomever voted for the impeachment resolution. All evidence made available to the Senate and the Justice Department.
    It’s only fair. Aren’t we all in favor of transparency in government?

    • Old Codger

      Hrefn, are you completely sure you want to saddle a future Republican House leadership with that? While it might be fun now with a DemonKKKRat house and a (nominal) Republican POTUS, but might not be all that much if the party labels were reversed. The so-called “nuclear option” the Senate Dems pushed through (very much at O’Bozo’s urging) has already comeback to haunt them.

      One must always be extremely cautious when choosing a petard owing to the very real possibility of finding oneself hoisted upon it later.

      • JJ cooper

        The curse of “unintended consequences”.
        JJC

  • John

    The socialist didn’t win the governorship, so there’s a win. Still waiting to see if Nelson gets sent into retirement giving the GOP another seat in the Senate.

    Then all of Florida lost its collective minds and voted in favor of a crapton of referendums. SMH

    • John

      Reloaded my browser to see that Nelson did get his walking papers. So all of the statewide elected officials are in the hands of the GOP. #winning

  • Bill F

    This election was further proof of my observation that America has turned into an Urban (almost totally Dem/left) VS Suburban-Rural (mostly Repub/right) country. Not going to change anytime soon…

    • Rooftopvoter

      Exactly, rather than calling it a mood shift, we need to call it a demographics shift and force those Urban Paradises to start paying their own way. Here, we pay for Chicago to screw us………

  • Webrider

    Well, I’m proud that my Texas managed to #VetoBeto Tell the East and West coast libtwits that the Texas economy is enjoying their donation to it from the 70+ million dollars they threw away on the corrupt idiot from El Paso.

  • JIMV

    In my state of Idaho about 75% of the folk I voted for won but losing the House in DC will be bad. On the plus side, Congress will not be able to do much of anything. What they can do is fill judicial posts like mad and demonstrate unity. All the House can do is “piddle, twiddle and resolve”, making themselves as annoying as possible while not doing anything serious. I expect the fight for speaker to be amusing but when push comes to shove, the dems who swore not to support Pelosi will cave.

    Trump needs to develop a good tool box of ways to ignore the House for a while until they have to defend their seats in two years.

  • kadaka

    Technically Speaker of the House doesn’t have to be a House member, the majority can choose anyone.

    #SpeakerBeto

  • Kafiroon

    We are seeing the ending of Western civilization. Europe is being over run by peoples that cook over an open fire. We have thousands heading here that are using road sides as a toilet. Our newly elected house claims white men are the worlds greatest terrorists and need to die. Well, we can be and yes, we are dying. Of course the wymyns study groups and soybois can Not keep things running as is today, like water or electricity. So we all get to enjoy the shitshow that the crazed socialists will now bring.
    I knew we had a large number of people that bought into the impossible plans, lack of financing they require, and plain stupidity that is espoused by democrat politicians, but it is still shocking to see they nearly won everything.
    Things could get very sporty. Note Georgia, with armed black panthers campaigning for Abrams, who says she is confiscating guns. She won by 76.5% of the vote! Guess whose guns that will be?

    • Kafiroon

      I made the mistake of scrolling past the waste of time sites listed first on google and grabbed the statistic of some whack site. Listed as NYT.)
      Wapo now says: “Brian Kemp (R) is leading by 2 points in the race for governor, with all precincts reporting”
      Things can still get sporty.

  • kadaka

    Practically every mainstream media news organization was just defeated in Texas.

  • Pamela

    Before 2019 rings in, Trump needs all of his waiting in the wings appointments approved.

  • The Senate got secured to (R) control because the nation was livid at the treatment of Kavanaugh by the Ds, the MSM and CBF who is as phony as a $3-bill.

    The House barely flipped to (D) because, although the economy is improving in certain segments (watch out for the housing crash that’s already starting, plus the increasing interest rates, and the tariffs mess), the nation wanted breaks put on Trump’s crudity and rhetoric.

    The Nation is still extremely divided. Approx 30% on the Progressive Left (No! Socialism and PC Policing of America is NOT the answer).

    Approx 30% on the Trumpism Right (No! He is NOT the second coming of Ronald Reagan. He isn’t worthy of carrying Reagan’s jock strap).

    Approx 10% on either side who hold their noses for their respective sides.

    And the remaining 20% in the middle continue to vacillate from election to election, and have no clue about anything civics, politics and public policy-related.

    Re: “Beto-Boy”? Bye-bye, you Foul-Mouthed, Faux-Hispanic, Beta-Male, Kennedy-Wannabe, Skateboarding-Socialist, Hit-&-Run-DUI-Driving, El-Paso-Land-Grabbing-with-his-Multi-Billionaire-Father-in-Law, Illegals-Funding, Campaign-Finance-Law-Breaking Douche Bag!!! Thank you for wasting $70,000,000+ of Out-of-State Left-Wing-Wackos’ cash!

    And Trump and the Senate can thank Ted Cruz. Why? Because he was such a HUGE target for the far-out left-wing progressive wackos that they sunk $70 Million of their outside resources trying (and FAILING) to defeat him. And, because of that, those financial, PR and media resources were NOT spent on other races that could have easily tilted the Senate to (D) control.

  • tom ploszaj

    No real numbers yet but,
    New Hampshire had seen the national issues; Trump rally crowds across the nation, watched the Dem Resist, Kavanaugh debacle, impeachment threats, MSM, Trump coming through on most campaign promises, etc.
    NH also understood that the continued lost of our state’s – Live Free or Die – life we enjoy would be exponential under the Dems with no Constitution Carry, draconian gun laws, mandatory seat belt and auto insurance, sale sales tax, income tax, increased business tax, more government mandates, etc. NH voters chose a Dem controlled State House and almost the Governor seat and sent two Dem Congressmen to Resist in DC. The NH Republicans/supporters did a good turn out for mid term and unless something happens I feel that this will be the best that NH can offer.
    NH does not have a large enough knowledgeable body politic or the logistics to Constitutionally come together to Refuse to Comply and declare not to be “… in consent … [NH Art. 1] … All power residing originally in, and being derived from, the people,…[Art.8] …defending life and liberty… [NHArt.2] …and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property and the state. [NHArt.2-a]… the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent State; …[NH Art. 7] … and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. …[NHArt. 10]

  • Bill

    By a thread, we’re going to survive. I hope Trump can use the Senate to push things forward while we have time. It’s going to be an ugly, nasty two years. We’ve not seen the depths that the opposition will go to to take power back.

  • Erik

    Wisdom from Doug Casey:

    “Acquire capital. Disregard the state.”

    Get enough capital and the rules no longer apply to you, regardless of which species of ballot leach is in power.

  • Chris Muir

    Sessions is FIRED, about time! Yeah! Rosenstein next.Take off the damn gloves, Mr. President!

  • Pete231

    So long, Jeffey, you steaming pile of excreta. Don’t let the door hit on the way out. BTW, the ‘toon looks like it could be the first day when the dipcrats take office and start forming circular firing squads, trying to outdo each other with their rabid agendas and subpoenas. This could be fun to watch. Must stock up on more Shiner Bock…………

  • James Gemind

    Well, Desantis Won, Rick Scott appears to Have Won.

    House is DNC 2 seat majority.

    Senate is firmly GOP

    Not as good as I thought, but considering that the DNC only picked up half the races where the GOP incumbents retired, I would say there was no blue wave.

    Trump can work with this if Maxine is fitted with a muzzle or Ball gag, and the New Dems decide that they want to keep their seats and work with the president and don’t play obstruction and impeachment games. If they don’t then the hammer is going to hurt…

  • Delilah T

    There are still some 17 House seats that have not been declared. The tally is so close that if any go to GOP, it will be the tightest vote ever. 418 declared out of 435, 222 Dem, 196 GOP. 17 seats undeclared as yet.

    Senate is 51% GOP, 44% Democrat, 2% Other. Just squeaking by, but gives dTrump an edge 🙂 however slight it may be.

    I suggest that, instead of moping and sniffling, we keep an eye on Dan Crenshaw, 2nd TX Congressional district, a Navy SEAL who lost his right eye to an IED in the Helmand Province in Afghanistaan. He now wears an eyepatch, which gives him a rather rakish, pirate sort of look, and which that swamp creature with fake horse teeth on SNL made fun of last week. Crenshaw had the good grace to respond indifferently to an assh–e’s snide remarks.

    Also, Beto O’Rourke dropped the “F” bomb in his speech “thanking” his supporters. An entire generation full of people like him think it’s okay to swear like a street bum any time of day or night, when it is not. Some intern at NASA almost lost her job over her social media use of profanity. That entire crowd of juveniles in adult bodies needs to learn some manners and what is and is not appropriate. A limited vocabulary like that shows a limited mind.

    So, do not despair. Those lefterds may think they won, but in fact, they simply slid by this time. The HoR is a flexible entity in that regard. I suggest you stop giving up so easily.

  • Gary S

    From the Glorious People’s Republic of Corruptistan where UHaul is the only growth industry (aka Illinois) I’ll leave it to you fine folks to figure out just how screwed I am.

  • Spin Drift

    Just an inside baseball observation, how many House D were re-elected that have active indictments awaiting them i.e. Wasserman-Shultz? Who when removed from office will be replaced by the Gov of GOP state. They may not hold the house for long.

    Spin Drift
    As to the rest,”it’s not who votes who counts but who counts the votes who counts.” Stalin

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    I don’t know if anyone else has posted from Utah, but here goes……..
    Not all votes are in/counted, but a large percentage has, so unless the Hand of God intervenes……..
    =Utah 4th Representative District:
    Mia Love (R) has lost/is losing to Ben McAdams (D).
    Mia was a squish on many things, illegal aliens included.
    But Ben will prove himself to be more hardcore Progressive Socialist DildoCrat than most people realize. Net loss.
    =Senate:
    The carpetbagger Mittster Romney easily won, replacing retiring Orrin Hatch.
    Just replacing one RINO with another, no gains there, possibly some losses, as Mittster always was a McCain-style “hands across the aisle”, buddy-buddy, go-along-to-get-along with the DIldoCrats. (as you can see, I’m not a fan, unlike my wife who says, “he’s such a nice man, we need gentility back in politics”. GAK!)
    =Most other races went to incumbent Republicans (RINOs). Neutral.
    =Question 1; “Would you approve an increase in the gas tax to be used to increase school funds and spending?” HUH!? Ummmm……not only NO, but HELL NO! The gas tax is to be used to maintain the roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. The schools are funded, in large part, by property taxes. Cross-mixing the two like that, just BEGS for accountability problems. Fortunately, this one went down in flames.
    =Utah Constitution Amendment modifications:
    ==A; Modifying the period of time that a military placed on orders and out of the state to qualify for a property tax exemption. The original was, you had to serve 200 days within a calendar year (1 Jan-31 Dec). The modification would allow 200 days within a year’s period (360 days). I voted YES. Haven’t heard how this one went so far.
    ==B; Amended to authorize a property tax exemption when a private property owner leases/rents to a Gubbement (state/county/local) agency. I voted YES. Haven’t heard how this one went so far.
    ==C; Dealing with calling the State legislature out of session/emergency/crisis.
    =Prop 2; Medical Cannabis. I voted NO, but it passed. We shall see. I think this one was SO over-written and bloated, it will be abused for recreational use.
    =Prop 3; Expand the State Medicaid. I voted NO, but I think it passed. Now watch the legislature come back later to increase taxes, to pay for the bloat.
    =Prop 4; The Gerrymandering (Redistricting) Commission. I think I voted YES. And I think it passed.

    A lot of stuff. Mostly neutral. But with McAdams in the House, and Mittster in the Senate…….brrrrrrrr….I can see Mittster being one of those (with “civility” of course) being one of those being in the pack investigating the “Russian Collusion”. With all that entails. BARF!

  • rochester_veteran

    I’m sad to report that the elections in New York State went full Progressive. Progressives/Democrats have gained total, overwhelming control of the Governorship, the Assembly, and now, the Senate. 🙁

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