Five Lessons From Ohio Special Election, Primaries

As the dust settles following Tuesday's primaries and the Ohio special election - considered by many to be a gauge of how well the "blue wave" is working out for Democrats, there are some key takeaways to consider: 

The Balderson-O'Connor race in Ohio was much closer than it should have been

Democrat Danny O'Connor lost to Republican Troy Balderson by a margin of 1,754 votes in the 12th district - however AP and others aren't calling it due to the 8,486 outstanding absentee and provisional ballots left to count. 

That said, the closeness of the race should bother Republicans - as the 12th district, the wealthiest in the state, was solidly red in the 2016 election. The race should not have been so close.

Ohio Voters in urban and suburban areas turned out at much higher rates than rural, largely conservative areas

The turnout gap between the most and least populated parts of the 12th district is significant, with as much as a 15% gap in turnout between rural and suburban voters.

In both Franklin County, which includes Columbus, and Delaware County, the fast-growing suburb just north of Ohio’s capital, 42 percent of voters turned out. But in the five more lightly populated counties that round out the district, turnout ranged from 27 to 32 percent. -NYT

The left is pissed at the Green Party, and already blaming Russia in Ohio

Following Balderson's slim victory over O'Connor, the formerly famous Alyssa Milano suggested that any green party votes were "Russian meddling" 

Progressives were stopped in their tracks in the Midwest

Four progressive candidates hoping for upset victories in the mold of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's ouster of the 4th most powerful Democrat in Congress, Joe Crowley, were disappointed

In Michigan for example, progressive outsider Abdul El-Sayed was unable to unseat Senate Minority leader Gretchen Whitmer, despite the endorsements of both Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Other Ocasio-Cortez-endorsed candidates fell short as well Tuesday night. 

Cortez held a whirl-wind tour of the U.S., stumping for Abdul El-Sayed for governor of Michigan, Fayrouz Saad in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, Cori Bush in Missouri’s 1st District, and is backing Congressional candidate Kaniela Ing in Hawaii.

El-Sayed lost his bid for the Democrat nomination for governor to 51.8 percent to 30.5 percent, according to numbers published by the New York Times.

Saad came in fourth in the five-way race, capturing only 18 percent of the vote.

Cori Bush lost her primary to William Lacy Clay, 56.7 percent to 36.9 percent, the Times results show. -American Mirror

Women did pretty well on Tuesday

In addition to Michigan's Gretchen Whitmer securing her bid for Governor, Kansas Democrat Laura Kelly was selected to compete for the governorship in the red state. This brings the total number of women nominated for governorships this year to 11, a "breakthrough in a political arena, executive offices, that has been especially unfriendly to women in the past," reports the Times

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Not Too Important Bud Dry Wed, 08/08/2018 - 14:57 Permalink

The Communist-Satanists will just have to spend more money. It's 'unlimited' for them:

'The CIA Democrats'

"An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history.

If the Democrats capture a majority in the House of Representatives on November 6, as widely predicted, candidates drawn from the military-intelligence apparatus will comprise as many as half of the new Democratic members of Congress. They will hold the balance of power in the lower chamber of Congress."

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/07/dems-m07.html

 

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Handful of Dust HockeyFool Wed, 08/08/2018 - 17:42 Permalink

Republicans were busy working, bringing their kids to violin lessons, etc while the welfare Dimwitocrats had lots of time on their hands to do nothing but go vote. My guess is soros funded alot of these left wingers and supplied school busses to bus the Dimowits to the polls to vote.

Soros is funding the far left Democrap in Texas, O'Rourke against Ted Cruz also. My friend in Dallas says he gets two robocalls from O'Rourke people every day pushing his crap. he gets none from Cruz. That will be a very tough race even though it should not be.

And yes, Dearborn has more muzlims now then Baghdad according to the latest census. It's an odd place to walk thru.

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ZD1 Not Too Important Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:44 Permalink

"An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections."

 

Didn't the racist shitsheads in the DemocRAT party write off white dudes as part of their election strategy? 

Any white dude in the DemocRAT party must either be a soy fag queen or a clueless CIA operative.

 

 

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inhibi ZD1 Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:46 Permalink

"Abdul El-Sayed for governor of Michigan, Fayrouz Saad in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, Cori Bush in Missouri’s 1st District, and is backing Congressional candidate Kaniela Ing in Hawaii."

Who the fuck are these people?

An Ing, a El-Sayed, and an Saad. 

El-Sayed is one of those joke people. MD PhD my asshole. He studied poli sci, then got a scholarship to study medicine? How many real competent people did he roll over when they gave him the acceptance letter? Of course he never practiced medicine and of course there is this gem: 'He completed his MD at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons in 2014 on a Soros Fellowship for New Americans'

Basically, this guy was allowed to get a free ride every where he went. Im assuming it's one of those where everyone was afraid to call him out on anything due to his race.

The rest are even worse: Kaniela Ing is just a pretty face it seems. And of course, a member of the Dem Socialists. Saad is an ex-Obama campaign worker which says almost everything. Literally, nothing tells me either of these know anything about running a gas station, let alone a state.

 

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inhibi Chupacabra-322 Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:02 Permalink

There's more shit when you dig:

On Kaniela Ing's campaign spending violations:

One commissioner sought to refer the matter to criminal prosecution, the other four commissioners disagreed and voted that the violations were not criminal and did not require prosecution, stating "there are not enough good politicians" and that criminal prosecution would have been fatal to Ing's political career.

Hmm, so basically, thievery I guess makes a good politician. At least they are honest over in Hawaii!

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Chupacabra-322 Not Too Important Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:50 Permalink

@ Not.

“An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history.”

 

Any of them of the Dual Israeli Zionist varieties?

Old List.

THE US SENATE [13]

Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Al Franken (D-MN) Herb Kohl (D-WI) Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) Joseph Lieberman (Independent-CT) Carl Levin (D-MI) Bernie Sanders (Independent-VT) Charles Schumer (D-NY) Ron Wyden (D-OR) Michael Bennet (D-CO)

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES [27]

Gary Ackerman (D-NY) Shelley Berkley (D-NV) Howard Berman (D-CA) Eric Cantor (R-VA) David Cicilline (D-RI) Stephen Cohen (D-TN) Susan Davis (D-CA) Ted Deutch (D-FL) Eliot Engel (D-NY) Bob Filner (D-CA) Barney Frank (D-MA) Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) Jane Harman (D-CA) Steve Israel (D-NY) Sander Levin (D-MI) Nita Lowey (D-NY) Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) Jared Polis (D-CO) Steve Rothman (D-NJ) Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) Adam Schiff (D-CA) Brad Sherman (D-CA) Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) Henry Waxman (D-CA) Anthony Weiner (D-NY) John Yarmuth (D-KY)

 

http://www.investmentwatchblog.com/89-of-our-senators-and-congress-hold…

 

What Bankrupted the UNITED STATES was the Federal Reserve of 1913 & subsequent National Security Act of 1947.

Here’s a tidbit of fact from Jim Marrs.

Prior to the singing of the original National Security of of 1947. The UNITED STATES was involved in only three conflicts. The Spanish American War, WWI & WWII.

Since 1947, the conflicts whether provoked or unprovoked... IE USS Liberty, Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam since the signing of the National Security Act of 1947 have been countless.

 

As a result, putting generations of American People in Tyrannical Lawlessness & indebted servitude.

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Things that go bump Not Too Important Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:50 Permalink

My question is where did they come up with all the money to blow on that campaign with midterms coming up? My understanding was that they blew most of their money on Hillary. Their war chest was sadly depleted and a lot of their major donors were disgusted with them as they expected a quid pro quo that wasn't going to be forthcoming. Still, anytime a special election comes up they've got unbelievable wads of cash to throw around for all the good it seems to be doing them. Who is funding them?

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Things that go bump Algo Rhythm Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:22 Permalink

How? Do you have a detailed plan? Shall we simply stop voting, gorge on Cheetos and watch old Full House episodes on cable while the socialists take over? I strongly suspect that once they get their hands on governance they'll take an even harder left and before we know it, we'll all be looking out from the wrong side of razor wire. Have you got your ZeroHedge tattoo so we can recognize each other in the camps?

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Not Too Important new game Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:01 Permalink

Un-elected positions? Like these?

'DEEP STATE – SHADOW GOVERNMENT REVEALED: SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE'

"The Washington D. C. Deep State is a group of 8,156 appointed mangers in 75 federal agencies that control the executive bureaucracy and tell new political appointees what they can and cannot do. Yes, that’s right, the Deep State is an official government program, well-organized, comprehensive, and “in charge.”

OUT OF THE 8,156 MEMBERS WHO MAKE UP THIS DEEP STATE OF ENSCONCED BUREAUCRATS, OVER 7,000 WERE APPOINTED BY OBAMA.

https://aim4truth.org/2018/01/03/deep-state-shadow-government-revealed-…

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