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In the Eastern Time Zone, the Democrats’ Blue Wave is looking pretty small so far.

If this trend holds up, who and what do you think the Democrats and their media enablers will blame?

- Putin

- White men

- Not enough black murderers being allowed to vote

- The Voting Rights Act of 1982 that mandates gerrymandering of black and Latino districts to enable more black and Latino Democrats to be elected (Ha ha, just kidding, mentioning that would be racist)

- Legacy of slavery

- FDR’s redlining

- The Constitution

- Mercer, Adelson, and Miller

- GOP control of the media

- Not enough Inkoo Kang opeds about how hateful whites are

- Patriarchy

- The Constitution

- Americans

- The undocumented worker voters that they hired in front of Home Depot actually are Trump fans.

- Too much noticing

- The Caravan didn’t arrive on time

- The Democrats had proof of Trump colluding with Putin and that Christine Blasey Ford was telling the truth, but didn’t unveil it on time because they fell for NPC memes on Twitter about how the election was on Wednesday

- The unintersectional

- Beckys

- You

 
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  1. Insufficient ruthlessness.

    Now the gloves come off.

    • Agree: NickG
    • Replies: @Bubba
    , @Dieter Kief
  2. I used to think that one positive from the demographic changes would be that white men will no longer be in charge, and therefore not held responsible for everything that goes wrong in the world. But I soon realized that white men will be held responsible no matter who’s in charge. So we might as well just throw down a couple of whiskeys and learn to laugh it off.

  3. Brat is losing, and Kobach is way behind.

    This is an unmitigated catastrophe for the American people.

    If establishment Republicans do well, that just makes it that much worse.

  4. Anon[275] • Disclaimer says:

    In no particular order :
    Racism
    Islamophobia
    Whitelash
    White women
    Islamophobia
    Racism
    Racism

  5. My guess is the enduring yet invisible legacy of slavery. That or the Patriarchy.

  6. Lugash says:

    Voter suppression seems to be the new thing. The wave seems to be building.

    OT: Fuck, Romney? Won’t he go away.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  7. eah says:

    They cannot reasonably blame the Establishment, no matter where they are or what they call it — eg in Europe, in addition to getting ‘room & board’, the EU and/or UNHCR provide asylum seekers w/ prepaid EC/Mastercards that are loaded w/ up to 550 euros per month — this image is from Greece.

    • Replies: @Romanian
  8. Anonymous[246] • Disclaimer says:

    The constitution. No, really. The next two years will be a full assault on

    * Duly elected state bodies controlling their own districts as opposed to federal courts (i.e. gerrymandering)

    * Senatorial equality by state instead of apportionment (“Why does Wyoming get TWO whole senators with less than a million people??”)

    …and the big one for 2020

    The electoral college. It’s all a racist rigged trick the founders played on everyone, even though it was designed before anyone but white men could vote. Its design in the absence of non-whites, and lack of molding to their special needs makes it the most racisty racist process EVER.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  9. Anon7 says:

    So what will the Dems do with control of the House? Hold anti-Trump show trials and repass Obama care 35 times? Just play for stalemate until 2020?

    NBC is now calling Senate control for Republicans.

  10. istevefan says:
    @John Gruskos

    Brat is losing, and Kobach is way behind.

    Kobach got screwed by most of the GOP. I see TV ads all the time from famous Kansas republicans who are opposing Kobach. The list is too long to count. Though I live in MO, I am close enough to KS where their ads are seen on my local TV.

    What ticks me off is that for years we have been told by the GOP to support whatever candidate they put up in November, e.g. Bob Dole and John McCain. Then when one of ours finally gets to the final stage, not only do they not return the favor, but they actively campaign against him.

    My gut reaction of course would be to abandon the GOP. But that would be suicidal since there is no other alternative. So we must soldier on and hopefully transform the party into what we need.

  11. Ehm looks like the wave is happening in the House.

  12. Pontius says:

    I guess most people still don’t believe in 26 genders.

    When will they realize that’s not who we are.

  13. Bubba says:
    @Desiderius

    Totally agree. No doubt about it – Trump salvaged this election for Republicans even if the Dems win the House. The Dems should have easily taken the Senate and House.

    All the blame is on Ryan and his failure to campaign for House Republicans. The two Florida Republicans in Congress who lost were running away from President Trump. Carbello was running as a RINO and lost in a close election.

    The flood of Puerto Ricans from Hurricane Irma last year did not help Republicans in Florida this year.

    • Replies: @istevefan
    , @Desiderius
  14. на избирательном участке нет бесплатного чая! который должен был принести самовар?

  15. ‘Who and What Will the Democrats Blame for Ho-Hum Evening?’

    Are you kidding? They’ll boast of what a stunning success it was.

    • Agree: Chrisnonymous
    • Replies: @Anon
  16. @Faraday's Bobcat

    ‘…But I soon realized that white men will be held responsible no matter who’s in charge. So we might as well just throw down a couple of whiskeys and learn to laugh it off.’

    Either that or go ahead and actually be in charge.

    I vote for getting in touch with my inner, power-mad, patriarchical ogre.

    • Agree: bomag
  17. Anonymous[262] • Disclaimer says:

    I note that Colorado has put an (openly) gay dude in the governorship. I really would like to read something informed, T.R. Fehrenbach-like, about what the hell has happened to that state since 1990. Is it immigration — from California, and otherwise? Is it the perfumed corruption of Wall Street lucre? Is it something in the water? Whither “South Park Republicans?” I didn’t grow up expecting the 1876 State to jump up to Vermont-levels of being the sissiest, most cappuccino-swilling jurisdiction in the Truck Stop Belt. I’m not taking here about a commune of Trustafarians cornering the pachouli market in Boulder–everyone knows they’d elect Beto as Maximo Presidente For Life. I’m referring to the state that had the governor, who got on the cover of “National Review” 15 years back (or something) as “America’s Best Governor”–I can’t remember the fellow’s name, specifically. But I refuse to believe NR would mislead me

  18. @istevefan

    My gut reaction of course would be to abandon the GOP. But that would be suicidal since there is no other alternative. So we must soldier on and hopefully transform the party into what we need.

    The time to abandon the GOP is after weakening and dividing the opposition so much that it would be safe to. That’s when 19th-century Whigs abandoned their party.

  19. Anon7 says:

    I think the biggest consequence of the Dems taking control of the House is that they can go back to feeling confident that they and their Progressive ideology is in firm control, and that they can take back the Presidency in 2020.

    I wonder if there is any point in looking at ballots for noncitizen voting. Even if there wasn’t very much noncitizen voting, illegals (particularly DACA kids) really worked hard going door to door getting out the vote for Dems. And it’s a big advantage when you have 20,000,000+ illegals working to keep their freebies flowing.

  20. Lot says:
    @John Gruskos

    I loved Dave Brat’s primary win, but I don’t recall him being effective on immigration issues in the House. Kobach is a depressing loss, especially how badly.

    However, Trump needs to staff up still, they can both find a spot. Brat’s probable loss was so narrow he can do a comeback in 2020.

    Keeping the Senate *with gains* means more GOP judges to uphold executive orders, deportations, and asylum denials.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  21. What will be the excuses?

    Trump

    Trump

    and Trump

    Fairly easy and predictable.

  22. At this stage it looks like despite all the cheating the Democrats have engaged in the Hispanic candidate (Ted Cruz) has won.

    However, the White Supremacist (O’Rourke) may still win if his cheating strategy is beto!

  23. istevefan says:
    @Bubba

    All the blame is on Ryan and his failure to campaign for House Republicans.

    Ryan shares the blame for sure. But Ryan and the large cohort of GOP House incumbents who just up and quit this year hurt us badly. I think a lot of them quit because of some term limit on House committee chairmanship positions. They didn’t want to go back to being regular congressmen. So they quit.

    Incumbents have such a huge advantage this immediately put us behind the 8 ball. I am not saying all of those guys were desirable. They were probably cucks like Ryan. But once again we have taken hits for the team over the years by voting for dogs because they have an R behind their name. Yet these slugs couldn’t even return the favor of just serving one more term, or at least not quitting en masse.

    I really think that is why the House was so hard to defend. Too many incumbents just quit without giving us enough time to get proper replacements.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Bubba
    , @bomag
  24. @istevefan

    ‘The weather.’

    Actually, I’m surprised the Democrats haven’t thought of that.

    On the one hand, evenings in early November are usually unattractively chill in most of the country.

    On the other hand, those of us who have been blessed enough to live in ‘diverse’ communities have long noticed how blacks almost literally come out of the woodwork on hot nights.

    Why not move elections to the first Tuesday in August? It’d be almost as good as allowing felons to vote.

    • LOL: Kylie
  25. Anonymous[262] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve, what do you think of POLITICO’s map style for the House: http://www.politico.com/election-results/2018/house/ It’s an interesting way to visualize the horse race, except you lose all sense of the regional effects (districts that touch state borders usually match up with their adjacents). But on the other, third hand: House districts are so ridiculously gerrymandered anyway, it’s impossible to tell, much less remember which parts of the urban areas they enclose from a coast-to-coast projection. My own district (TX-35) is so distended now as to stretch from a pie-slice of northern San Antonio all the way up the NAFTA interstate to the Austin suburbs; and it has two more densely populated districts, one solid GOP, the other solid Dem, squeezing it at the southern end.

    • Replies: @Romanian
  26. They could blame Zachary Paul Koehn, who has a very white name. Unfortunately for them, he doesn’t have all that white a complexion.

    https://apnews.com/2bb06a334da14242a9f685a69776b0c4

  27. eah says:
    @istevefan

    But that would be suicidal since there is no other alternative.

    The US needs an AfA — it can become a legitimate ‘alternative’ party more quickly than you might now imagine.

    • Replies: @eah
    , @El Dato
    , @Almost Missouri
  28. Sometimes I wonder if it would be better to have a Democrat in office than some of these cutout Repugs. They’re both the same on immigration. Repugs spend all their time wanting to be liked by Democrats. And at least with Dems, you can tie their failings around their necks at the next election.

  29. SND says:

    Some people claim that there’s a Hildebeest to blame, but I know…

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  30. Anonymous[103] • Disclaimer says:

    Are White men going to continue being civil to the liberal Beckys?

    There is something cuckishly pathetic about that.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    , @TheBoom
  31. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @John Gruskos

    Kobach is now free to run DHS. Trump can give the blonde lady an ambassadorship or something.

  32. @istevefan

    ‘…I really think that is why the House was so hard to defend. Too many incumbents just quit without giving us enough time to get proper replacements.’

    We could do like the late Roman Empire. Legally require people to continue practising their profession.

  33. Well, the Dems had an idiot running for the governor of Florida. He wanted to have:
    1) Medicaid for everybody. Mandatory.
    2) $15/hr minimum wage which sounds nice but not supported by the tourist trade.
    3) Raise corporate taxes b/c we need fewer income producing businesses.
    4) Free tickets to Broadway show for himself.

    Update: Gillum is down by 80,000 votes, 81 precincts have yet to report out of 6,111, and he can’t bring himself to concede. That’s how smart he is.

  34. JimB says:

    I don’t get the epithet Becky, especially when a much funnier one might be coined: Betty Cracker.

    • LOL: Federalist
  35. @Faraday's Bobcat

    > white men will no longer be in charge,
    > and therefore not held responsible for
    > everything that goes wrong in the world

    That strategy hasn’t generally worked for the Jews, so it’s unlikely to work for whites or any other market-dominating minorities. So… undo! Undo! Let’s stay a majority!

  36. @Dave Pinsen

    Exactly. Kobach’s loss is a blessing for immigration patriots. Trump actually said at the Kansas rally that he wouldn’t be too upset if Kobach lost.

  37. @Anonymous

    I’ll just mark it off to pot.

  38. @Dave Pinsen

    I always enjoy seeing her because she looks like a Nazi out of central casting. Having her on the front page is like trolling the left every time DHS is in the news.

    • LOL: Forbes
    • Replies: @celt darnell
  39. Anonymous[210] • Disclaimer says:

    One day, whites might figure out the real reason that African-Americans vote for the Democrat Party. That is, before they started voting Democrat, the Democrat Party gave it to them good and hard. Slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow, institutionalized segregation, lynchings, all things supported by the Democrat Party.

    You vote against the Democrat Party, they do all they can to make the lives of your group a living hell. You vote against the Republican Party, and the Republicans feel sad that you don’t like them, wonder what they are doing wrong that you don’t like them, and just end up cutting your taxes and then ignoring you.

    What that portends for the future for whites, with the changing demographics due to immigration and the nature of the Democrat Party getting more extreme, can’t possibly be good.

  40. Atown says:
    @Anonymous

    Colorado has unfortunately been overrun by Californians and foreigners. It’s a completely different population than 1990.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @TheJester
  41. Anonymous[226] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s underwhelming — as everyone including the Dems knows — but the Dems will put on their brave spin faces.

    I find it funny that Rep. Yoder lost to a lesbian Native American cage fighter. “Metaphorically rich,” as they say

    • Replies: @Rosie
  42. Bubba says:
    @John Gruskos

    I’m calling shenanigans in Florida. The only precincts that have not reported are Democrat controlled – 80 out of 6111. DeSantis and Scott are up less than 60,000 votes each. I think the Democrats will put everything into making fake ballots appear for Democrats in the remaining precincts. Totally corrupt.

  43. J.Ross says: • Website

    It would appear that, deep in the heart of Texas, the stars at night aligned
    [puts sunglasses on over square head sack]
    just right.

  44. @Anonymous

    Immigration of leftist whites into the state.

  45. @istevefan

    Trump has to get rid of Sleepy Jeff and replace him with Kris Kobach. The GOP establishment went against Kobach. Kobach is young and still has a great future ahead of him. If he becomes the attorney general, this will raise his profile across the country.

    • Replies: @Ed
  46. Anon87 says:

    Quick hits:

    Fox called the house very early. Odd. And dour coverage all night.

    Kobach losing hurts, hopefully he joins Sessions in the WH.

    Bill Kristol admits demography is destiny. Which will hit hard now that FL passed felon voting. Maybe it allows it be talked about in the open more, and the GOP better.

    Last gasp of Texas being Red.

    Minnesota is a joke.

    Close calls in FL.

  47. No more House investigations. Too bad. They should have been more aggressive earlier, and Trump should have supported them more. This is the worst part of losing the House.

    The next worst part of today’s result is Romney winning in Utah. I really hate that guy.

    • Agree: Bubba
  48. Paul Ryan and his cronies were presumably the GOP types whose blackmail (most congressmen are blackmailed) was held by Trump coalition opponents. They were told to sit one out. Now the Dems can tie up Trump for at least two years and undermine his re-election odds. When Trump is out, blackmailed Paul Ryans of the world can go back to being GOP house members with renewed oligarchical support in the brave new America free of bad orange man.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
  49. Anon[164] • Disclaimer says:

    My top picks:

    Social media. There may be a movement to further regulate it in response. They’ll claim that it promoted racism or violence or something – maybe fake news. The WSJ has been waging war on YouTube for years, getting various red pilled channels banned for “hate speech” and leading advertiser boycotts. I think it is also possible they aggressively go after Pay Pal and other online financiers of dissidents, hoping to cut off their access to the masses.

    Immigration. Trump’s border charade was responsible. Hence, racism carried the day. Look for Schumer and pals to reintroduce the idea of an amnesty and increased legal immigration to swamp the opposition’s voter base in response. They may even try some kind of baby Merkel.

    Of course…there is also a small chance the democrats may do some self-reflection and moderate their language. Any takers on that option?

  50. eah says:
    @eah

    OT

    The Germans are starting to meme — here is one making fun of Heiko Maas, who is Foreign Minister in the current/latest incarnation of the GroKo — in the previous he was Interior Minister, and as such the main person responsible for NetzDG, the internet censorship law.

  51. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Dave Pinsen

    Alternatively, Trump replaces Sessions with Kobach.

    • Replies: @Anon87
  52. L Woods says:
    @John Gruskos

    A catastrophe they’ve invited upon themselves by choosing moral preening over saving their civilization. They don’t deserve sympathy.

  53. They’ll claim a landslide victory and a huge mandate.

    What will the GOP do?

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  54. indocon says:

    Wow very interesting pattern tonight, GOP is doing very well in states like Florida and Georgia, getting killed in states like Pennsylvania, Illinois, Kansas. I am eagerly waiting for election results from California and Arizona . Might be a trend here, having the NAM population >40% might make the left over White population more race realist.

    • Replies: @eD
  55. Disappointing evening, but better than expected.

    Florida–after our mile stroll down the beach (we saved our dip in the ocean for the way back), AnotherMom and i voted for DeSantis and Scott, and have to say Scott hanging on is a pleasant surprise. Apparently everyone in the state voted a straight ticket at the top.

    But the problem is the margin is that same razor thin 1% that Trump got. And this is a midterm with lower–presumeably whiter–turnout. And demographic change keeps grinding and grinding away.

    Kobach is a huge disappointment. In a tough spot because of his predecessor and then the vile GOPe actively screwing him for being a white guy who doesn’t want to give his nation away.

    Fundamental disppointment here is getting absolutely *nothing* going in the upper-midwest where Trump managed to–barely–sneak through.

    If remains the case that “nice white people” who aren’t on the front lines of the demographic disaster continue to be “nice white people”, in other words clueless twerps about what’s going on.
    And Trump–despite his admirable energy for the campaign–has simply not done the job of making it clear what’s at stake.

    “Nice white people” are going to be the death of white people.

    • Replies: @istevefan
    , @anon
    , @Trevor H.
  56. Dr. X says:

    It’s only “ho-hum” insofar as the predictions of the “Blue Wave” haven’t materialized.. but the Dems are making steady gains. RCP is calling for 13 Dem pickups in the House so far. They’re more than halfway home at 11 PM Eastern….

  57. @Atown

    ‘Colorado has unfortunately been overrun by Californians and foreigners. It’s a completely different population than 1990.’

    The weird thing is that California has been overrun by Coloradans and foreigners. Well, New Yorkers and foreigners.

  58. Dave Brat loses to a former CIA agent. What the CIA wants, the CIA gets.

  59. Bubba says:
    @istevefan

    After this election, the nails are in the coffin of what left of the Bush “Kindler, gentler” RINO GOP.

    Karl Rove will be cleaning the toilets at FoxNews after these results. Paul Ryan’s value as a swamp lobbyist just decreased by millions tonight.

  60. Anon87 says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    I hope not. There are plenty of NeverTrumpers and Establishment croneys still around to throw Sessions overboard. If Trump really values loyalty, firing Sessions is a bad look. I’m afraid that would make Miller vulnerable too, which would be a straight up disaster.

    I shouldn’t be so negative since the Wave didn’t materialize, but since I plan to live a few more decades the horizon looks bleak in America.

    Oh yeah, since the GOP retained control, expect more frankly ignorant Twitter takes about how the Senate needs to be abolished.

    • Replies: @CCZ
  61. Spud Boy says:

    They won’t spin it as Ho-Hum. It’s a triumphant victory for diversity, open borders, socialism, free health care for all, free college!

    Prepare for two years of investigations of Trump, from his comb-over down to his toenail fungus, with no meaningful legislation passed. The only bright spot is we’ll get some conservative judges appointed through the senate.

    I may just tune out of politics for two years. Wake me up after the 2020 election.

  62. istevefan says:
    @AnotherDad

    If we lose the House, I will be very disappointed. I expected to win the Senate because this cycle was hard on democrats since they had so many seats to defend especially in Trump states like MO. I haven’t checked yet,but maybe the GOP will face a tough senate test in 2020.

    I thought we could hold the House, but all those GOP guys retiring hurt. I wanted to crush the democrats spiritually and winning both chambers tonight would have done that. If they take the House, even by 1 seat, they will be able to launch more investigations and obstruct the agenda. It might backfire on them in 2020, but I’d rather not have them in charge of the House.

    Finally, my biggest anger is at the white, democrat, Judas Goats they have been able to recruit to win in what should be republican areas. These scumbags campaign 180 degrees off of what the national democrats support. Where I live even Claire started to say she had nothing to do with the crazies in the democrat party. Yeah, that is coming from the Senator who once referred to Hillary as “madam President”. Claire even started talking nice about Trump and his push for border security.

    Too many whites are voting for democrats. I could live with the coastal blue districts doing this. But I can’t stand it when it happens in less wacked out areas. I don’t know what it is going to take for the average non-elite white to understand the democrats HATE you and want you replaced.

  63. Anon[164] • Disclaimer says:

    “Well, the Dems had an idiot running for the governor of Florida.”

    And look how close that race is. Demography truly is destiny. It’s not like people are voting based on policy in that race.

    “Bill Kristol admits demography is destiny. Which will hit hard now that FL passed felon voting.”

    But what do we do with that knowledge now? I have seen proposals but it seems that no one is listening.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
  64. J.Ross says: • Website

    Axios says MI Sen Stabenow won. This is still the hardest she’s had to fight in memory.

  65. @Aeoli Pera

    Admit it, it would be too funny not to be true.

  66. Bubba says:
    @istevefan

    Definitely! Totally agree with you on the point of RINO loser incumbents in safe districts quitting and taking their football home this year was a major problem. However, the Democrats did not take full advantage of it. The message is clear for most Republicans – stay with Trump or else.

    I wish the Republicans could have kept the House, but on the other hand President Trump will use Pelosi as a piñata/punching bag far, far worse than he did Hillary for the next 2 years. So that will be some awesome momentum setting up for a 2020 Trump landslide with Republicans taking the House back in 2020.

    • Replies: @istevefan
    , @Rosie
  67. Anonymous[262] • Disclaimer says:

    At least Fox was treating it with the seriousness the occasion deserves

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Forbes
  68. eD says:
    @indocon

    Indocon, depending on what happens with California, I think getting rid of the state and local tax deduction turned out to be a big deal, killing the GOP in New York and Illinois. It looks like they will lose a couple of districts in New Jersey and we will have to wait for the California results to see if my suspicion is correct.

    Elsewhere where the GOP did badly it was a bunch of local stuff, the end of the GOP gerrymander in Pennsylvania, Trump moving towards protectionism in Iowa, and a recent hurricane seems to have hurt in North Carolina. Betojuce puled in a couple of districts to the Donks in Texas.

    Outside these states GOP losses don’t seem that bad. They are losing the nationwide popular vote by a big margin, but I wonder how much that is concentrated in the coastal states.

  69. Anon[164] • Disclaimer says:

    “The weird thing is that California has been overrun by Coloradans and foreigners. Well, New Yorkers and foreigners.”

    Invade the world, invite the world.

    “The next worst part of today’s result is Romney winning in Utah. I really hate that guy.”

    Calling it now. 100% chance that he will run against Trump in 2020 and try to be some kind of controlled opposition spoiler. Look for him to be the “this is not who we are” guy. Romney definitely has delusions of grandeur.

    • Replies: @kihowi
    , @Forbes
  70. @Anonymous

    ‘* Senatorial equality by state instead of apportionment (“Why does Wyoming get TWO whole senators with less than a million people??”)’

    Because that’s part of the agreement underpinning the foundation of the United States?

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  71. Lot says:

    Jewish grandma in MAGA hat sues MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid for falsely claiming she screamed racial slurs like at a Mexican kid at a Trump event.

    She actually had a short conversation with him after speaking against Simi Valley’s proposed sanctuary city law at a counsel meeting.

    https://sputniknews.com/us/201809291068445115-MSNBC-Joy-Reid-Sued-Smearing-Grandmother/

    After Reid’s repeated lies about her, she received thousands of nasty emails and death threats, forcing her to change her phone and email accounts.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  72. Danindc says:
    @istevefan

    Yes the kobach destruction is puzzling and depressing. White ppl are pussies as Derb has said.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  73. Bill B. says:
    @eah

    Are those Maas’s actual clothes?

    • Replies: @eah
    , @Dieter Kief
  74. istevefan says:
    @Bubba

    2020 will be big, not only for the US Congress, but for the state houses. We need to control as many of those legislatures as possible because 2020 is a Census year and districts will be redrawn shortly thereafter. So if one party has a wave in 2020, it might pave the way for future victories if they are able to gerrymander in their favor.

    The good news about losing the House is that the entire thing is up for reelection in 2020. So there’s that. But I really wanted the House to unveil more of the anti-Trump FBI election crap. I bet the democrats will try to destroy all evidence they can get their hands on.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  75. Bugg says:

    As a tristate resident, can state without reservation that the GOP is now dead Dead DEAD in NY, NJ and CT. Cuomo and Menendez are total crooks. But even in smaller races, what reasonable decent Republicans were left are getting wiped away. Staten Island’s Congressman Dan Donovan lost to a carpetbagger from CA named Max Rose. NY for a time had a state Senate that kept some of the craziness in check. But tonight a retired NYPD cop and Republican and long-standing incumbent named Marty Golden lost. The blue states of the northeast are going to be one party states, not merely mostly but now completely.

    • Replies: @Anon87
    , @Colin Wright
  76. Lugash says:

    The bright spot in the House loss is that Nancy Pelosi is going to be running things.

  77. anon[287] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    “Nice white people” are going to be the death of white people.

    I saw this in action on jury duty Monday. The defendant was a homeless guy charged with possesion of heroin and cocaine. Almost all the people in the jury pool were nice white people. From the answers they gave in jury selection it was obvious it was going to be difficult for the prosecutor to get a conviction. People were generally hesitant to punish drug users and sympathetic to the homeless. Quite a few expressed mistrust of police.
    I was dismissed during the selection process by the defence attorney after I said that I had no sympathy for homeless drug addicts.

    • Replies: @anon
  78. @istevefan

    These clueless whites are truly that clueless and brainwashed. I can see them turning on the gas showers themselves as they step into said shower. Also single white women truly are batshit f’n crazy at this point.

    Finally this whole “public education” racket keeps a number of whites stupidly voting D.

    I cannot at this point respect any white person voting D. They are by definition mentally ill at some level.

  79. Travis says:

    The deep state strikes back….Democrats flipped over 30 GOP seats in the House.

    Half of the new Democratic members of Congress are CIA spies and intelligence officers. They will put an end to the investigations of the FBI and CIA colluding with the DNC to produce and disseminate the Steele Dossier, which was instrumental in the witch hunt against Trump. We should expect Impeachment hearings to commence within the next 6 months.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  80. Bugg says:
    @eD

    Put that at the feet of Paul Ryan. Taxes are my business . Truth is for most people even in blue high tax states the new tax laws were a wash for most working and middle class people.But the GOP Congress never explained that.At a loss why that was a priority over border security.

    Unaware that Stefanoski is right now beating Lamont in CT. That is a shock. Wait to see in Bridgeport and New Haven get some late and undead voters.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  81. ZeroDay says:

    Potentially having Pelosi as speaker, a minority Democratic base without self-awareness, Boomer GloboRepubs retiring & expiring, a blessing in disguise. More favorable than Repubs holding slim margin in House. Provides easy and obvious scapegoats for legislative inaction for 2020. Whether Trump & Spawn Inc can capitalize, tbd.

    • Agree: Bubba
  82. Thomas says:
    @Anonymous

    I really would like to read something informed, T.R. Fehrenbach-like, about what the hell has happened to that state since 1990.

    One thing to note is that Denver has the largest concentration of federal government agencies of any city in the country after D.C. So it’s basically gone the same way Northern Virginia has, being inundated with government employees or contractors.

  83. Beto came damn close to pulling it off. For those of you not in the Tx media market, Beto was able to flood the airwaves with sunshine and rainbow fart ads, as well lawn signs, car stickers, etc. that Big Hollywood paid for. Ted thought he was invulnerable, and was caught massively off guard and it almost cost him.

    I had alway thought he was smarter than that, but, who knows… Hubris and all that.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Anonymous
    , @Cleburne
  84. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    The next worst part of today’s result is Romney winning in Utah. I really hate that guy.

    Brigham Young’s mistake was picking a Deseret with no coastline, so that when the United States breaks up, Utah is still landlocked and the idea of a sovereign Deseret is mildly ridiculous. Switzerland has a ring of mountains, Utah doesn’t.

    In the meantime, Romney is about par for the course of what you are going to get out of a 70% Mormon state. Oh yeah, the head cheese of Mormonism says thy are not to call themselves Mormons any more. Gerontocracy has its issues, I’d say.

    Using the term ‘Mormon’ is a ‘victory for Satan,’ says president of ‘The Church of Jesus Christ’

    Commonly used nicknames for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — such as the “Mormon Church” or “LDS Church” — should now be added to the list of things the church opposes, said church President Russell M. Nelson.

    Nelson has raised the issue several times since August, most recently Sunday at the church’s twice-annual worldwide general conference, where he announced that using such shorthand “is a major victory for Satan,” the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Nelson also said that the word “Mormon” is insulting to Jesus.

    “It’s not Mormon’s church, it’s not Moses’s church, it’s Jesus Christ’s. With the precision of a sermon, we just want to correct an error,” said Nelson, 94.

    Nelson first took issue with the abbreviations on Aug. 16, when he released a statement and online style guide that provided direction for how to refer to the church. His initial statement said that the church’s “websites and materials will be updated to reflect this direction” in the coming months.

    Nelson addressed the matter again during a tour in Canada a few days later.

    “We want to be called by the right name,” Nelson said. “The Lord said the name of the church should be the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and that’s not negotiable.”

    On Sunday, Nelson explained that members “discard the savior’s name” by using the shorthand. “We are subtly disregarding all that Jesus Christ did for us — even his atonement,” he said.

    The church has since taken steps toward changing the language: The 100-year-old Mormon Tabernacle Choir, which is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, changed its name to “The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.”

    No additional action is planned at this point, according to Doug Anderson, the church’s senior media relations manager. Nelson, he said, has told the church’s members to be patient.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2018/10/08/using-mormon-is-victory-satan-says-president-church-jesus-christ

    • Replies: @meh
  85. Kylie says:
    @Anonymous

    “Are White men going to continue being civil to the liberal Beckys?

    There is something cuckishly pathetic about that.”

    I disagree. White men should always be civil. They should stop being friendly, helpful and accommodating to liberal Beckys. Let them open their own doors, lug their own heavy packages and unstop their own toilets, etc.

  86. Bill B. says:

    The FT’s Edward Luce has already blamed “nativists” for no wholesale rejection of Trump. I guess he means us aka Nazis.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  87. @Anon

    “Well, the Dems had an idiot running for the governor of Florida.”

    And look how close that race is. Demography truly is destiny. It’s not like people are voting based on policy in that race.

    I disagree with your interpretation. True, Florida is chock full of mindless cretins who vote along party and race lines, as well as displaced persons from other territories (PR) who vote but do not contribute. For them, Gillum’s promises made perfect sense. It was more stuff for them. He was buying their vote with OPM (other people’s money). I think he sensed that he could not get enough of the demographic vote to overcome the other demographic, the one where people work for their stuff. Consequently, he tried to rally his base with promises of more OPM for them.

    What he ac hieved was an invigoration of the other demographic.

    • Replies: @Anon87
  88. Mr. Blank says:

    From my perspective here in Florida, it was a good night. DeSantis won the governorship, and Scott looks certain to win the Senate. Both were pleasant surprises. I thought DeSantis would get creamed, and Scott would lose by a hair.

    Losing the House is disappointing, but I’m philosophical about it. Trump’s presidency was always going to be a holding action to allow us to shore up our defenses before the inevitable deluge. Keeping the Senate gives us two more years; we shouldn’t waste them.

    • Replies: @Bubba
    , @TTSSYF
  89. I wouldn’t call this a ho-hum evening for the Democrats. They were expected to take control of the House of Representatives, which they did by a wide margin. Sure, they couldn’t take the Senate, but most people were predicting that they wouldm’t.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  90. Lot says:
    @South Texas Guy

    Beto did the GOP a solid by sucking in a zillion dollars of donations that could have gone to a winable race.

  91. Rosie says:
    @Anonymous

    It’s underwhelming — as everyone including the Dems knows — but the Dems will put on their brave spin faces.

    I find it funny that Rep. Yoder lost to a lesbian Native American cage fighter. “Metaphorically rich,” as they say

    Even if he loses, Steve King getting nearly 50% of the vote despite more-or-less explicit pro-White politics has gotta hurt!

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  92. Anonymous[262] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lugash

    The bright spot would be if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were going to be running things.

    Can’t 4chan or Anonymous or somebody get together a collection, make this happen?? The lulz must flow…

  93. Rosie says:
    @Bubba

    Definitely! Totally agree with you on the point of RINO loser incumbents in safe districts quitting and taking their football home this year was a major problem. However, the Democrats did not take full advantage of it. The message is clear for most Republicans – stay with Trump or else.

    I’m not sure Trump will be any weaker after this. These retiring chucks were useless at best anyway. Some of these Dems in purple districts are going to have to be reasonable.

  94. I suspect they won’t blame it on not running enough candidates who run as patriotic cishet white people, like (at least) Abigail Spanberger and Max Rose.
    How many of the other Democratic pickups ran as more patriotic cishet white than their opponents?
    (I doubt that either of these two explicitly “ran” as white, but I very much doubt that they talked about why white people suck, etc…)
    I was watching Bannon’s livestream most of the night, and he made the point that the Democratics did a pretty good job of matching candidates to districts, or at least a better than expected job. I think it was one of his associates who made the point that Trump has been doing pretty well in Trumpifying the Senate. He was emphasizing how people were getting replaced, but I think it also true that former opponents like Graham and Cruz have become the strongest partisans. But this has seemingly been far less true (or not at all true) in the House.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  95. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    That’s a trilby, m’lady.

  96. Anonymous[262] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rosie

    No, that district has +11 R rating. Trump won it by 27 points. King’s loss or near-loss — the 2 remaining outcomes — will become an ubiquitous baizuo refrain by mid-Weds. morning.

    • Replies: @Rosie
    , @Bubba
  97. istevefan says:

    Some of these Dems in purple districts are going to have to be reasonable.

    They can start being reasonable by not voting for Nancy as the Speaker, and refusing to support witch hunt investigations

  98. notanon says:

    dunno – not a blue wave but winning the house may be enough

  99. Whiskey says: • Website

    Lessons:

    A. Most White people want open borders, mass third world immigration, and to be a discriminated against third rate minority in their own nation.
    B. Most of these White people are women, and with a college degree.
    C. Trump is an impotent cuck who can’t and won’t stop the border immavasion, he’s lucky if he is not impeached within six months and the cuck-worthy Senate does not cuck out and convict him.

    And …

    D. We are not voting ourselves out of disaster.

    The time for politics has long passed, it was probably passed like a freeway exit in 1992. We need instead survival strategies for in particular, White men. Who will be at best serfs and worst, the subject of wishes of people like that NYT columnist come true.

    The media, Democrats, NGOs, etc. have been calling for the end of White men and a general war of extermination against us. And the result was … Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House. Texas and Florida are likely flipped Blue in a year or so, Georgia as well. Whoever Dems can put together for 2020 will beat Trump like a drum, because Demography is Destiny.

    We as White at best can expect to be serfs in our own country. With every other group especially our College Educated women against us. Key to Dems takeover in the House: Educated White women. They HATE HATE HATE Donald Trump and particularly White men. This is not going to change, there is not even the possibility of victory and anyone who claims otherwise is selling Hopium.

    Rather, survival may be barely possible, but in a sea of Mexicans and Central Americans.

    I think it would be far, far better to push for Mexico to simply annex most of the US. We’d get better treatment from El Chapo Junior than President Harris or Oprah. Not to mention Hillary, who hates White men more than Louis Farrakhan, the next US Attorney General.

  100. @Danindc

    Not pussies; vain, narcissistic, and hubristic.

  101. Bubba says:
    @istevefan

    Kobach was beaten by RINO’s who took out millions in ads against him.

    It stinks Republicans lost the House, but it will be a completely different story in 2020 if President Trump sticks it to the Dems on immigration for the next 2 years – landslide for Trump with a huge majority in the House and Senate. If President Trump starts building the wall tomorrow he will lock in a yuge win in 2020.

  102. @Bugg

    Lamont is Schiff without the charm. Hogan sets a good example for R govs of blue states.

  103. Bubba says:
    @Mr. Blank

    Trump’s presidency was always going to be a holding action to allow us to shore up our defenses before the inevitable deluge. Keeping the Senate gives us two more years; we shouldn’t waste them.

    Agree with you 100% – I hope President Trump does not squander this great opportunity.

  104. Rosie says:
    @Anonymous

    No, that district has +11 R rating. Trump won it by 27 points. King’s loss or near-loss — the 2 remaining outcomes — will become an ubiquitous baizuo refrain by mid-Weds. morning.

    You’re thinking short-term, like a cuck. The points at when you attack someone on the grounds that they are a fringe Nazi, and then they win anyway, the result is normalization of the views under attack. Even at this late hour, breaking the taboo on White advocacy is more important than winning elections. Remember, when it comes to the Left, do as they do, not as they say.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  105. anonymous[233] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rosie

    Yes, we truly win by losing.

    Trudeau(and female) logic.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  106. istevefan says:
    @Whiskey

    Whiskey, check out this. That’s a huge spread for white women.

    • Replies: @Rosie
    , @penskefile
    , @L Woods
  107. Bubba says:
    @Anonymous

    King and Kobach were relentlessly savaged by ads from open border RINO’s saying to vote against them. Thanks establishment GOP & Paul Ryan!

  108. The Dems seem to think passing felony voting in Florida is a win.

    Okay, 1.4 million felons have voting rights restored. Murderers and felony sex offenders don’t get it back.

    418,000 blacks are disenfranchised in FL due to felonies. So about a million ‘new voters’ are Not Black.

    But I’m thinking blacks are definitely over represented among murderers. Felony sex offenders maybe, but possibly not.

    All this proves is that Democrats want felons voting because they think their party appeals to anti-social types. But there are all kinds of felons.

    I’m pretty sure white felons who have done time are not the ‘wokest’ voters in the world. In fact, I’ll bet the white felons skew conservative BECAUSE they’ve done time.

    The Hispanics, who knows, but I’m guessing Hispanic felons aren’t a high turnout group, if you know what I mean.

    Either way, in raw numbers this seems like a net gain for the GOP in Florida.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Mark F.
  109. Rosie says:
    @anonymous

    Yes, we truly win by losing.

    Trudeau(and female) logic.

    OK let’s just keep pandering to squeamish centrists because that’s worked out so well for the past 50 years.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  110. notanon says:

    now the Dems have the house i wonder if the social media companies will decide they can fully cleanse pro-Trump speech from the internet without any fear of legal retaliation.

    • Replies: @meh
  111. Rosie says:
    @istevefan

    White women were infuriated by the Kavanaugh thing.

  112. anon[279] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    I was dismissed during the selection process by the defence attorney after I said that I had no sympathy for homeless drug addicts.

    That’s not how you do it.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  113. anonymous[233] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rosie

    Pandering to women as we have done in the last 100 years certainly hasn’t done us any favors, correct. So when are you going to stop asking for that?

    • Replies: @Rosie
  114. Rosie says:
    @anonymous

    Pandering to women as we have done in the last 100 years certainly hasn’t done us any favors, correct. So when are you going to stop asking for that?

    I have never, ever asked anyone to pander to women. I specifically counseled against same a couple of days ago if you care to look at my comment history.

    Asking you to stop gratuitously insulting and slandering women is bot asking you to pander. Surely you’re not too stupid to understand the difference?

    Besides, you haven’t been pandering to women. You’ve been doing and saying exactly as you are told by your (((paymasters))).

    • Replies: @anonymous
  115. anonymous[233] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rosie

    Asking you to stop gratuitously insulting and slandering women is bot asking you to pander.

    Everything is a gratuitous insult when female primacy is in place: anything that suggests that the liberties of women should perhaps be rolled back in the interests of civilization must be met with hysterical frothing.

    But I give you this! Its rare to see a NPC admit to being a script, but there you have one.

    • LOL: Kylie
    • Replies: @Rosie
  116. Rosie says:
    @anonymous

    Everything is a gratuitous insult when female primacy is in place: anything that suggests that the liberties of women should perhaps be rolled back in the interests of civilization must be met with hysterical frothing.

    Hysterical frothing? Don’t be ridiculous. I use facts and reason. The only hysterical frothing on this site comes from he woman-haters.

  117. @Anonymous

    I’m referring to the state that had the governor, who got on the cover of “National Review” 15 years back (or something) as “America’s Best Governor”–I can’t remember the fellow’s name, specifically. But I refuse to believe NR would mislead me.

    That was Bill Owens, and the guy was an out-and-out RINO. A real Paul Ryan clone if ever there was one.

    I have—to my great dismay—been living in Colorado for the last 33 of my 38 years, and I’ll tell you exactly what’s going on here.

    In a word, nothing is going on here, if by “going on” you mean the cause which explains the paradox of the state voting contrary to your expectations. The fact of the matter is that Jared Polis and John Hickenlooper are precisely what Colorado really is, and the root of the paradox lies in defective expectations. Colorado is not, and never has been in my experience, the cowboy hat wearing, farming and ranching, Fish and Wildlife Service poster child flyover state that nonresidents imagine it to be. That would be Wyoming. (Wyoming is a place of unsurpassed natural beauty and is the place people thought they were going to when they went to Colorado.)

    Colorado is the Front Range Urban Corridor, i.e. Denver and its sprawling exurbs which now stretch in one continuous band from Fort Collins in the north to Pueblo in the south. This vast conglomeration contains 80% of the state’s population, some 4.5 million people. The salient feature here for the last 25 years has been explosive, unsustainable growth, as one ticky-tacky suburb after another ate into the dry step steppe grasses that mark the place where the “amber waves of grain,” the last spent force of the Great Plains, finally break themselves against the shoals of the Rocky Mountains. To reside anywhere in the greater Denver Metro is to have the distinct impression of spending your entire life wandering around a gargantuan Wal-Mart parking lot. No trees, no water; just an endless expanse of glass and asphalt, glinting in that unrelenting Mile High sun.

    It is the growth which principally concerns is here. In the early 2000s, Broomfield County was the 6th fastest growing county in the entire United States. We built the Flatirons Mall here and the Interlochen Loop, erstwhile home of Sun Microsystems cum Oracle (I worked on these sites personally). We made the Denver International Airport, which meant that we had the entire grounds of the old Stapleton International Airport to redevelop. And let’s not forget the vast domains surrounding the old Rocky Mountain Arsenal. No other major American city could boast of such huge, unclaimed tracts of land in its immediate vicinity, and Denver set out to develop them with reckless abandon while the suburb of Aurora began its steady march out to the Kansas line. The growth here over the last two and a half decades has been something that few people have ever witnessed.

    But with that growth came the yuppies. The preponderance of tech, med, and FIRE jobs and the ever-multiplying McMansions attracted Richard Florida’s “creative class” in droves, and the rest is history. Colorado is Denver and Denver is the Silicon Valley of the Mountain West, with the same traffic congestion, real estate bubbles, and street-shitting homeless. In short, it’s just the biggest Democratic berg you never knew about.

  118. AnonyBot says:
    @istevefan

    Kobach got screwed by most of the GOP. I see TV ads all the time from famous Kansas republicans who are opposing Kobach.

    The small upside to this being that Kobach is now available to take a place in the Trump Admin – or maybe even Ruth Vader Ginsburg’s spot. Perhaps if she knows she can’t hang on another two years she will step down now. It would be hysterical for RINO’s to screw Kobach over only to watch in horror as Trump appoints him to the Supreme Court. It might be the greatest revenge of all time, even better than when Jeff Sessions won a Senate seat after being denied a federal judgeship.

    Several open borders Republicans lost tonight. Mike Coffman is out in Colorado and Mia Love is out in Utah, and King appears to have held on in Iowa. It’s pretty fair to say that fighting for border security isn’t the huge negative people say it is, and is probably even a net plus.

    • Replies: @meh
  119. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @South Texas Guy

    Cruz is just an unlikeable guy. He’s ugly and has that phony preacher voice and act, and his ambition and thirst for power are too naked. Give people just any excuse, like a younger, better looking guy backed by a favorable media campaign, and they’ll vote against a guy like Cruz. An unlikeable guy like Cruz is always vulnerable and has to be relentlessly ruthless, like Nixon.

    • Replies: @AnonyBot
    , @Pericles
  120. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    It is if your goal is to get off the jury.

    I am, I am reliably told, on a double secret list at the courthouse of people who are never sent any instructions to report for jury service or to fill in any stuff in preparation for that because i was a registered LP member for several years. Anyone who was ever registered libty or known to have supported outfits like the Fully Informed Jury Association is cordially disinvited forever from being asked.

    I don’t know if other cities and counties do that, or if they don’t care, or if they even actively waste your time by having you come out even more only to kick you off.

  121. AnonyBot says:

    I’ll just reiterate my point from my prior post:

    Kris Kobach for SCOTUS.

    Kris Kobach for SCOTUS.

    Kris Kobach for SCOTUS.

    He has all the proper credentials – a Harvard BA, an Oxford PhD, *and* a JD from Yale.

    *And* he has 5 children (all daughters).

    Can you imagine all the liberal heads that would explode if Trump were to replace Ginsburg with Kobach? How do you punch back at the leftists and RINOs who abandoned Kobach twice as hard? By placing Kobach on the Supreme Court. Republicans could emerge from tonight with five more Senate seats, if they manage to hang on in Montana and Nevada. There is no way the Dems could stop him.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  122. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:

    Kobach is just not a good natural politician. He’s a stiff and not very affable. He’s better as a behind the scenes enforcer type.

  123. AnonyBot says:

    Is it me or has anyone noticed that Tammy Baldwin just fell behind in Wisconsin?

    My dream and prediction for tonight was that the Democrats would go down to surprise defeat in one Senate race. Wisconsin may well be the one. Stay tuned.

  124. The reality is that the blue wave is pretty damn impressive considering how strong the economy is, the imbalance between the popular vote and senate seats, GOP voter suppression in most of the South and the fact that core Democrats (blacks, young people) are lazier about voting than core Republicans. The final result looks like a pretty stunning rebuke of Trump but I’m sure Pelosi will figure out how to squander the advantage.

    • Replies: @istevefan
    , @celt darnell
  125. @Whiskey

    Louis Farrakhan, the next US Attorney General.

    Well, he did endorse Trump in 2016. That would be pretty entertaining if Trump did that.

  126. AnonyBot says:
    @Anonymous

    Cruz is just an unlikeable guy. He’s ugly and has that phony preacher voice and act, and his ambition and thirst for power are too naked.

    The old school term for that is wonk. There are videos of Ted Cruz taking down his opponents that are just brutal (intellectually speaking). It’s clear that he knows his facts and believes in (at least most of) them. Wonks may not make natural politicians, but I wouldn’t want to be without them, either.

    *Every* politician is ambitious. Every politician thirsts for power. The ability to hide it better doesn’t make one a better person, or a better leader. It just makes them more likely to get elected.

  127. Anon[117] • Disclaimer says:

    “The reality is that the blue wave is pretty damn impressive considering how strong the economy is,”

    It’s not really that impressive. They failed to take the Senate – in fact the GOP may gain seats – in an election cycle that usually favors the party out of power. The GOP, for example, took both the house and the Senate in 2010.

    “the fact that core Democrats (blacks, young people) are lazier about voting than core Republicans.”

    I would imagine that voter turnout for the democrats was higher than for the republicans, which is usually the case in mid-terms for the party out of power.

    “The final result looks like a pretty stunning rebuke of Trump but I’m sure Pelosi will figure out how to squander the advantage.”

    Only in your imagination, buddy. The democrats were supposed to win the senate, not lose seats, and win 50+ house seats in an off year which should have favored them. They didn’t.

    “pretty damn impressive considering how strong the economy is”

    Horrifying, actually. The democrats have no legitimate reason to vote against Trump or the GOP in that case. The fact that they did is purely a demonstration of tribal politics on their part. Doesn’t bode well for the future of this country when you’ve got a demographic who are only voting based on their hatred for the other side.

    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
    , @Anonymous
  128. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonyBot

    The proper credentials for SCOTUS are being faithful to the Constitution and having some real world judicial experience. I’d rather NOT have snob school grads, but people from regular state or private schools who work hard and do their jobs with a minimum of fuss.

    • Replies: @AnonyBot
  129. istevefan says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    I am not happy at losing the House, but the results aren’t bad considering Trump has faced the most coordinated, hostile media attacks in U S history coupled with the open treachery of many in his own party. Everywhere I turn in the media and entertainment industry is nothing but rabid anti-Trump hate.

    In some respects it’s amazing how well the GOP did. Compare Trump’s first mid term House losses to Clinton in 1994 an obama in 2010. The media was all behind them and they lost over twice the seats. Clinton’s dems in 1994 lost the House for the first time in 40 years.

    Trump didn’t do that bad, considering.

    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
  130. @Lot

    I looked at it that way as well, but when we check the final vote total in Texas, the hour is even later than we thought. It was very winnable for O’Rourke, and with six years of continuing demographic invasion, it will be winnable for him next time.

  131. meh says:
    @Anonymous

    Brigham Young’s mistake was picking a Deseret with no coastline, so that when the United States breaks up, Utah is still landlocked and the idea of a sovereign Deseret is mildly ridiculous. Switzerland has a ring of mountains, Utah doesn’t.

    LOL

    It literally does have a ring of mountains.

    I mean, I’ve driven through Utah, west to east, and it sure looked like the Great Salt Lake and Salt Lake City were surrounded by a ring of mountains, to me. That’s what it looks like on Google Maps, too.

    Now what Utah doesn’t have is a lot of fresh water, which limits their population, so I don’t think the Mormons are going to be building a very viable inland empire if the USA breaks up. They don’t have enough Mormons to do that.

    • Replies: @Lowe
    , @Romanian
  132. @Desiderius

    The video of Barack Obama campaigning, which was here on the featured video channel indeed was very far away from any kind of ruthlessness – hell it looked as if he was asleep while talking – : –

    “The Great Awakening is on the ballot. Decency and honesty and treating women right – that’s the Great Awakening, and all that is on the ballot – who we are is on the ballot – and in that Great Awakening (…)” – I fell asleep while being fully and hopefully and perfectly and truthfully wholly on the ballot tss ttssssss the ballot tsssss the tsssss. I’m gone man, I’m gone, I’m fully tsssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  133. El Dato says:
    @eah

    “Die Sendung mit dem Maas”

    Maybe he is channelling Kohn-Bendit, the “joyous bandit” and provocative wrecker of May ’68.

    (Is it time to visit Krautchan yet?)

  134. anon[233] • Disclaimer says:

    The Dems declare victory. Due to their ‘map’. The Dems. had 25 seats vs 8 for GOP up in 2018. They will have 22 in both 2020 and 2022, so will be challenged in next two elections and will need a nice majority to have a decent shot at holding. GOP needs to win in MT and AZ to get to 55.

    • Replies: @anon
  135. El Dato says:
    @eah

    Agree on that.

    The two-superparty system (where the parties just play tag) is ridiculous.

    But the system is so well-cemented that only Yellowstone Supervolcano might break through. Life insurance for successful 3rd party candidates would become expensive.

  136. TheBoom says:
    @Anonymous

    Most white men are generically wired to White Knight but liberal Beckys are testing that. Young white men are starting to pull away. Sex robots will be hugely popular

  137. meh says:
    @AnonyBot

    or maybe even Ruth Vader Ginsburg’s spot.

    I’d much rather see Kobach as head of DHS, or have Kobach replace Sessions as AG and move Sessions to DHS.

    Trump doesn’t lack for qualified conservative SC candidates who are already federal judges; what Trump seriously lacks are qualified and capable cabinet members who are 100% on board with his immigration and other policies.

    I am sick and tired of seeing Trump’s policies undermined or not enforced by members of his own administration.

  138. AndrewR says:

    They’ll blame whomever the voices in their head tell them to. Same as always.

  139. All of the above, plus The Orange Man’s svengali effect on middle Americans. Trump’s hair is as mesmerising to the Left as Tony Robbins’ teeth.

  140. meh says:
    @notanon

    now the Dems have the house i wonder if the social media companies will decide they can fully cleanse pro-Trump speech from the internet without any fear of legal retaliation.

    The GOP had both houses and the presidency for the past two years, and apart from Trump tweeting about the problem, nothing happened. There were a few hearings but the social media company witnesses weren’t under oath and weren’t asked any tough or probing questions, for the most part.

    If they didn’t fear regulation by the GOP, they certainly don’t fear it from the Dems.

    So, yeah, it is only going to get worse.

    If actual Trumpian GOP types retake the House in 2020, maybe, maybe, MAYBE something will happen; but it is taking a VERY long time to clue people in to the fact that “government regulation” per se isn’t literal communism.

    Maybe lawsuits might force the issue, but that is also a very slow process.

    I mean, (((they))) literally owned all of the mass media broadcast networks for over a century, with a massive distortion of our politics as a result, and nothing was done; so I’m not hopeful that their control of social media or other key internet companies is going to be seriously challenged, either.

  141. Anonymous[212] • Disclaimer says:

    Watching ABC news in Australia (the national broadcaster), the newscasters are unable to wipe the smirks off their faces at the loss of the house. I love our unbiased, objective media.

  142. @Colin Wright

    That’s like, ancient history, man. And didn’t those guys own slaves or something? I mean, they were too stupid to develop apps!

  143. eah says:
    @Bill B.

    Yes — people make fun of him for a reason — also widely known in DE (but not here) is that shortly after the NetzDG law (think of it as allowing censorship of ‘hate’ and ‘wrongthink’ on the internet, eg entire web sites, videos, FB pages, Twitter accounts, even individual tweets are blocked for users in DE) went into effect, he deleted a number of his past tweets, including several directed at Sarrazin, because otherwise these would have perhaps been deemed rechtswidrig (illegal) — ie hate speech — under NetzDG.

    Among reasonable Germans he is known as a real POS.

    • Replies: @eah
  144. Ed says:

    They seem pretty happy about the House. Looks like just enough white women were upset at that “meanie” Trump to give Dems the chamber. It’s not the end of the world for conservatives though. Trump toning it down slightly while liberals get drunk on subpoena power will accrue to his benefit.

    GOP should have passed immigration restriction. Even Kristol’s dumbass now realizes the danger. It may be too late.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  145. Ed says:
    @attilathehen

    He wouldn’t get confirmed. Even Lindsey would balk and he has said Sessions should go.

  146. Trevor H. says:
    @AnotherDad

    “Nice white people” are going to be the death of white people.

    Literally, and not by accident. Remember that these are the people who recite “I hate white people” as a mantra. Who have been instructed to repeat it every morning into their bathroom mirror.

    They do it with glee and gusto. They are passionate about diversity and inclusion. They do as they are told.

  147. Anon[139] • Disclaimer says:

    They’ll blame all of that, plus perhaps your blog.

  148. IHTG says:

    Re: Kobach

    Not sure if Trump is the kind of guy who would hire a dude who just blew an election for him.

    People ought to consider the possibility that Kobach is a bit of a fuck-up.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  149. @istevefan

    Trump has faced the most coordinated, hostile media attacks in U S history

    That is patent nonsense. Fox News has been in the bag for Trump since the convention. Most local news outlets are run by conservative groups like Sinclair. And then there’s talk radio, which is been solidly pro-Trump. Fox has a far greater reach than the NYT and the Washington Post combined. This is not 1975. “Mainstream media” no longer exists and hasn’t existed for at least a decade.

    • Replies: @neutral
    , @Anon87
  150. @Anon

    The democrats were supposed to win the senate, not lose seats, and win 50+ house seats in an off year which should have favored them.

    What does “supposed” to mean? A lot of Trump fans were running around claiming that the Republicans would win the House. Scott Adams claimed two years ago that Trump would be beloved by mainstream America by now and practically ensconced on Mount Rushmore. Hasn’t happened.

    It’s all about spin. Objectively the Democrats haven’t done that well, but they aren’t going to admit it. Hence Steve’s post is way off base. I don’t see much blaming going on at all, I see a lot of celebrating in the Dem controlled media to make the Democratic victory seem more convincing than it was.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  151. LondonBob says:
    @Boswald Bollocksworth

    Paul Ryan sunk $ in to Comstock and her guaranteed loss, ignored Brat and that other fella who narrowly lost in Virginia. Ryan also ensure no meaningful immigration reform was passed whilst straining to pass the pork laden budget busting spending bill, with friends like these I am awestruck that Trump limited the damage that midterms traditionally inflict so well. Still the long term demographic change in the South and Southwest is getting ominous.

    Yes Cruz is distinctly unlikeable, how he nearly ended up the Presidential candidate is stunning to me.

  152. bomag says:
    @istevefan

    They didn’t want to go back to being regular congressmen.

    Seems like the job should have more cachet. It seems to have devolved into party line votes on 2000 page bills coupled with endless fundraising.

  153. TheJester says:
    @Atown

    We moved to Colorado Springs in 1977 on a military assignment. We were standing in line with people from California to buy houses yet-to-be-built. When we got to the front of the line, the agent asked us which house on which empty lot we wanted. We hesitated. He warned us that if we didn’t decide right now (sight unseen), he’d have to go to the next person in line … and there were only ten lots left.

    The story was that people in California could sell their houses for $300k/$400k, buy a better house in Colorado for $60k, and put $300k in the bank. (That’s $1.3 million in today’s money.) I guess Californians are continuing to do that, although their target destinations are now Nevada and Idaho.

    Idaho has Top 10 fastest-growing U.S. cities from north to south …

    https://idahobusinessreview.com/2018/03/22/idaho-has-top-10-fastest-growing-u-s-cities-from-north-to-south/

    As with Hispanic immigration, wherever the Californians go, the rot they are trying to escape follows them. Mexico is like it is for a reason … California is like it is for a reason … and, now, Colorado is like California for a reason.

    At some time in the future, Boise, Idaho, will be like California for a reason. Then, like other densely populated BLUE islands in a sea of RED, it will vote BLUE to elect an assortment of feminists, lesbians, and homosexuals — globohomos — to office.

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fullpage/midterm-election-map-2018-live-results-58723598?whichMap=HouseMap

  154. @Bill B.

    Yes – it’s what he wears when he’s out to demonstrate in Berlin – – – = fight crypto-fascism (=Trump…) together with the far left.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  155. Pericles says:
    @Anonymous

    Still funny that real hispanic Cruz almost lost to transracial hispanic Bob O’Rourke.

    (Now I regret saying ‘real’, the transracial advocacy groups will picket my house. “And how absolutely dare you deadname Beto!”)

  156. TTSSYF says:
    @Mr. Blank

    I’m also in Florida and agree. The Senate needs to approve as many judges as possible over the next two years, and Trump and DOJ need to release some key documents before they’re buried or destroyed (the documents, that is).

  157. neutral says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Mainstream media” no longer exists and hasn’t existed for at least a decade.

    You think Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. are pro Trump? The mass media (old and new) are fanatically anti Trump and anti white.

  158. @eah

    The first-past-the-post election system in US is very hard on third parties. They can’t just emerge organically from the background noise as one sees in European politics. For a third party to emerge in the US, it basically has to destroy and replace the the second party. To give you an idea of the social upheaval this entails, the last time this happened was the Civil War.

    European parties are typically formalized (perhaps ossified) expressions of a particular political ideology. The two major US parties, by contrast, are more like secular and amoral shells that interest group try to fill at any given moment with their particular ideology or objective. Thus Trump’s strategy of transforming the R party from within actually is the shortcut.

    A less precise but more vivid analogy is that the D and R parties are like business corporations rather than ideologies. They want their product to dominate the market so they have influence to sell, irrespective of what the product actually is. Hence Coke and Pepsi sell substantially the same thing but act as if there can be no peace between them. Now Trump is changing Coke’s product from Pepsi-in-a-red-can to organic, grass-fed, locally sourced cola, and the market incumbents are having a fit because it threatens to overturn their long established business model and upsets the shareholders because it introduces genuine competition where there had formerly been a cozy duopoly.

    • Replies: @AnonyBot
    , @Detective Club
  159. @Dave Pinsen

    Wasn’t this Ann Coulter’s suggestion back in 2016? Or maybe it was Sessions stays in Senate, Kobach is Attorney General.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  160. slumber_j says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Everything you say is absolutely true–and very well put, by the way.

    My grandfather moved to Colorado Springs from St. Paul MN in the early 1920s as part of a successful attempt to recover from tuberculosis, and my father grew up there, and I visited every summer of my childhood and beyond. The transformation of the Front Range in even just my half-century of consciousness has been shocking and horrifying.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  161. @Intelligent Dasein

    Thanks for the informative comment. Metro Atlanta is similar, but with lots more blacks.

    There are still too many conservative whites to elect an obese black lesbian to statewide office, but Brian Kemp will continue the Republican agenda of building cheap shit and roads everywhere and hiring immigrants to service it all.

  162. @Anonymous

    Only this to add to other commenters: Colorado is the mid-pipeline waypoint on the sh!tlib ratline. I can’t count the number of times that I learn some sh!tlib’s personal history goes like: born in Massachusetts, moved to California, now lives in Colorado. Or a sh!tlib’s family situation is like: lives in Vermont, brother in California, sister in Colorado, kids in Brooklyn.

    Also, non-natives (95% sh!tlib) lack the cardiopulmonary strength to keep their brains oxygenated in Colorado’s altitude. Add THC to that and you have current Colorado.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  163. Tiny Duck says:

    Lots of good stuff

    Dems killed it in the house

    We elected much diversity

    Demographics don’t look good for you racists

    I’m very pleased with last night

  164. @Chrisnonymous

    Yeah, no more House investigations is a major lost opportunity. A more target-rich environment than the ongoing criminal conspiracy that is the Democratic party is hard to imagine.

    OTOH, with a guy like Ryan in charge of the Republican House, what can you expect?

  165. AnonyBot says:
    @Anonymous

    The proper credentials for SCOTUS are being faithful to the Constitution and having some real world judicial experience.

    Charles Evans Hughes, George Sutherland, Earl Warren, and William Howard Taft all had political careers, and at two of them had no judicial experience. You’re right that Kobach’s political background would probably make him controversial, but he could still win confirmation.

    Does anyone pretend anymore that the Supreme Court isn’t a partisan body? At the very least Kobach could be confirmed to a federal district court seat. My guess, though, is that he’ll run for Senate in two years, when Pat Roberts will be 84

  166. @eah

    The funny thing is, posture- and affect-wise, he looks like he’d be a good fit for an SS uniform.

    Then again, modern SDP and former NSDAP voting geography correlate pretty well.

  167. Lowe says:
    @meh

    The Mormons are the only people who stand any chance of doing that, in the event the US broke up.

  168. AnonyBot says:
    @Almost Missouri

    This is actually a great description of the situation. It’s also why I laugh hysterical whenever anyone suggests that one party is “good” while the other party is “bad.”

    On the whole you may prefer one party over the other, but the ideology (if you can call it that) of both parties is just the distillation of the demands and beliefs of whatever constituent groups make up the party at any given time. Those groups either want something that’s in their best interest or that they believe (rightly or wrongly) is in the moral best interests of the country as a whole. The parties don’t embrace these causes because they think they are right. They do so because they think it will add up to enough votes and financial donations to win elections.

  169. Lowe says:
    @Whiskey

    Survival for whites isn’t hard in a sea of Mexicans. Mexicans and other Latins do not dislike whites.

    As far as fearing for the future, for a white man, there is a real threat of virtual peonage due to high taxes and continued affirmative action. All the more important that Trump gets as many court appointments as possible, so hopefully AA can be dis-entrenched.

  170. @eD

    Concentrated in coastal CITIES.

    • Replies: @Thea
  171. kihowi says:
    @Anon

    His father was known to radiate “I’m better than you”. That’s why Nixon beat him. People prefer tricky to superior.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  172. Angela Merkel and Tony Blair. Dey cudda bin contenduhs of TRUE GREATNESS!

  173. @Dieter Kief

    There used to be a gentleman’s agreement that former Presidents don’t campaign . As with much else, Obama has kicked that to the curb. Whether this is the new normal or whether it will just be the Obama exception remains TBD.

    “was very far away from any kind of ruthlessness – hell it looked as if he was asleep while talking”

    Everything the Dems want to implement is facially insane. Obama is effective precisely because he brings the mild, sonorous packaging to wrap the poison in.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Jim Don Bob
  174. Spangel says:

    What the gop needs to do is find a massive drive to register as many white men under 30 as possible in rural and semi rural areas. They still have lower turnout than older generations. This is where the votes to squeak by in presidential swing state elections can come from.

  175. eah says:
    @eah

    (think of it as allowing censorship of ‘hate’ and ‘wrongthink’ on the internet, eg entire web sites, videos, FB pages, Twitter accounts, even individual tweets are blocked for users in DE)

  176. @Intelligent Dasein

    Columbineland

    An outpost of Globohomocorpstan

  177. @Almost Missouri

    Obama is effective

    cite needed

    In every election where Obama campaigned the Dem lost.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  178. @slumber_j

    The Democratic Party that won yesterday is the conservative party of Globohomocorpstan. The Rs who won are the conservative party of Pax Americana.

    True liberals/progressives may need to emigrate. American nationalists will have to come to terms with having an empire attached to us, with all the invade/invite that goes along with it. White nationalists get to be the scapegoat for all of the above.

  179. Anon[194] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    I did some time in a federal facility. 70% Black 20% White 10% Latinos and Arabs.

    Half the Whites and all the Arabs and Latinos were what you would call Wiggers.The Whites who were not wiggers were all over 40 or chomos.

    Fwiw on my floor all 6 chomos were white.

  180. Rosie says:
    @Ed

    Looks like just enough white women were upset at that “meanie” Trump to give Dems the chamber. It’s not the end of the world for conservatives though. Trump toning it down slightly while liberals get drunk on subpoena power will accrue to his benefit.

    The best way to figure it out would be to look at individual races. My guess is that White women were actually more enthusiastic about more Trumpian candidates. I’m sure someone will crunch the numbers. I will note for now that there was no widening of the gender gap, and it may have narrowed slightly. The gap is nine or ten points in 2016 and 2018 depending on the source. Whatever Trump is doing, or more likely failing to do, is affecting White men and women voters in the same way.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  181. Anonymous[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    The GOP, for example, took both the house and the Senate in 2010.

    In the middle of the Great Recession.

    • Replies: @celt darnell
  182. Jack D says:
    @Labatt Blu

    Trump did better than average for a mid term election. In the places where he campaigned, his candidates mostly won. He even picked up a couple of Senate seats. He couldn’t campaign in all 435 House races. There was no resounding rejection of his policies the way the Resistance was hoping for.

    Trump is happiest when he is in combat and so D control of the House will give him plenty of red meat for his 2020 campaign. It’s not like Paul Ryan loved him anyway.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  183. Rosie says:
    @Rosie

    FWIW, If I’m correct in my surmise, White women may have actually helped Trump consolidate his power in the GOP by getting rid of cucks:

    Many Republicans who lost were relative moderates. The House GOP caucus, indeed the entire GOP, will be Trumpier than ever. This completes the GOP’s transformation from a Reagan-Ryan conservative party into a white-nationalist party in Trump's image. Me: https://t.co/GeUwlValhZ— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) November 7, 2018

  184. @Almost Missouri

    What also prevents the development of third parties is the current absence of straight ticket voting. In the election of 1860 (four parties) in the North, if you wanted to vote straight Republican, without voting for Lincoln, you had to take a pair a scissors and clip the Lincoln & Hamblin names off at the top of your Republican ticket. You couldn’t even vote Republican in the slave states. Lincoln won a big electoral college victory with only 40% of the national popular vote. Each of the four party tickets had a distinct color so votes were easy and quick to count.

  185. Barnard says:
    @Lot

    Once you establish name recognition, the influence of money in politics is vastly overstated. There is no amount of money that could have saved Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota or Claire McCaskill in Missouri. Just like all of Jeb’s money couldn’t get him anywhere close the Republican nomination in 2016.

  186. Democrats picked an idiot to run for governor of Georgia. With 100% of precincts reporting, Republican Kemp has 50.5% of the vote and Democrat Idiot has 48.6%. She refuses to concede “as long as victory is within reach.”

    • Replies: @Rosie
  187. Mr. Anon says:
    @Lugash

    I didn’t even know Romney was running until I saw his likely win flash up on the FOX News runner.

    What a carpet-bagger. Massachusetts, Michigan, Utah – whatever.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he runs for President in 2020 on some kind of “I told you so” campaign. Who knows, Ryan could even be his running mate.

    As you say, why can’t these people just go away?

  188. PaceLaw says:

    You forgot climate change (bad weather in the South depressed voter turnout) and evangelical voters (a cornerstone of the legion of deplorables).

  189. Corvinus says:
    @Jack D

    “There was no resounding rejection of his policies the way the Resistance was hoping for.”

    Rejection, yes. Resounding? Depends upon one’s ideology.

    Governorships in Nevada, Wisconsin, and Michigan for Democrats, which had been under Republican control.

    Democrats picked up 5-7 net gubernatorial positions.

    Democrats won the popular vote in all House races by 10%.

    Democrats gain 28 to 37 seats in the House.

    100+ women in Congress for the first time.

    States that Trump won by 10-15% in 2016 were decided by 1-3% in 2018.

    The extended majority in the Senate only solidifies what they would be doing anyways with that control.

    With a divided Congress, it would appear only clear bipartisan legislation will pass. So the added Senate seats then mean…what?

    Definitely high profile Senate races in Florida and Texas they lost, but historically close in Texas, and Florida has always been neck and neck in those contests. So perhaps there is drastic under appreciation, or an over evaluation, of what had happened yesterday.

    • Replies: @celt darnell
  190. @Jack D

    “Trump is happiest when he is in combat and so D control of the House will give him plenty of red meat for his 2020 campaign. “

    Funny – that’s exactly what the BBC’s James Naughtie said an hour or two ago. The BBC don’t see it as a resounding rejection either, although that’s what they would have loved. They think Trump will thrive on division, because that’s what he loves to create, unlike Obama (that’s what they said! BLM, gentle giants, Trayvon and dead policemen all forgotten).

  191. Clyde says:
    @Almost Missouri

    Agree and lol….two buttons.

  192. @istevefan

    My “college educated white woman” made up her own mind on this and voted for Cruz. She actually voted straight ticket R which I wasn’t willing to do. I voted R in most cases but went for L against Sid Miller, Dan Patrick and George P Bush

  193. Mr. Anon says:
    @Lot

    Beto did the GOP a solid by sucking in a zillion dollars of donations that could have gone to a winable race.

    I think he could have won it. Ted Cruz is not an appealing candidate and Democratic voters really are so shallow as to be taken in by a Beto-male. But yes, your point is apt: a lot of money got tied up in (ultimately) helping him lose.

  194. Mr. Anon says:
    @27 year old

    They’ll claim a landslide victory and a huge mandate.

    What will the GOP do?

    What they always do. Start talking about lowering taxes.

  195. Thea says:
    @Almost Missouri

    What is the cause & effect: Does living in the city lead to Dem voting or to Dem voters congregate to cities?

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  196. @Desiderius

    Obama effectively:

    Implemented ObamaCare
    Bailed a couple of $trillion to his bankster backers and Dem/Left NGOs
    Made the military gay
    Got the US into counterproductive wars in Libya and Syria
    Made marriage gay
    Made trannies sacred
    Hobbled local law enforcement
    Waved in millions of invaders
    Legalized millions of invaders already here

    I would call that pretty effective implementation of the Left Agenda, and will be pleased if Trump manages an equal and opposite amount.

    Yes, Obama turns out not to be as influential campaigning for others as he is for himself, but he legitimizes their agenda, which may be worse in the long term.

  197. @Lot

    Jewish Grandma, you go grrl!

    Repubs have been way too soft in letting Dem/Left get away with criminal/actionable behavior. Good to see someone finally taking action.

    Joy Ann Reid should really be facing criminal indictment since she falsely claimed her Twitter feed was hacked and called for an FBI investigation of this non-event to clear herself of libelous statements. Of course, due to Dem/Black Privilege, she will never be charged.

  198. @Lugash

    “Paul Ryan is ostensibly a friend who can only make Trump look bad.
    Pelosi is an enemy who can only make Trump look good.”

    –Dennis Miller

  199. Thea says:

    All these extra IQ points and still our country is slipping out of our reach.

    Maybe we need a strategy to counteract the bribery & blackmail of GOP leaders? Kobach’s defeat rests at their feet.

  200. Yawn. So Donald Trump is the fourth straight president to throw away a House majority.

    How is this news?

    • Replies: @Forbes
  201. @Almost Missouri

    There used to be a gentleman’s agreement that former Presidents don’t campaign.

    Name me one person who thinks BHO is a gentleman.

  202. notanon says:

    i was over optimistic cos 1) the media’s predictions are 90% propaganda until the last moment and can’t be trusted 2) some of the amateurs i follow were over optimistic and 3) the reported high turnout made me think there might be a red wave

    but wrong.

    objectively it’s not a bad result for all the reasons mentioned – the media pulled out all the stops to create a blue wave and all they got was a ripple (my guess is mainly cos the media’s propaganda caused the Trumpenwehr to react in an equal and opposite direction to SJWs hence the high turnout from both white factions)

    however given the demographic tide “not bad” isn’t good enough so for me this result is a blackpill as it reduces the chance of fall of rome part 2 being prevented in a reasonable manner.

    it seems any progress on fixing the demographics is going to be blocked unless Trump, Sessions etc start to play very rough.

    if they don’t do that then i think a tipping point number of people will start to feel there’s no way out democratically.

  203. anon[123] • Disclaimer says:

    They got 11 million more Senate votes than the fascist pukes, yet lost seats, so of course they will campaign for electoral reform.

    Just kidding, they will pin the blame on a handful of people tweeting mean things about the Clintons.

  204. Forbes says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Excellent summary. I first skied at Vail in the late ’60s and early ’70s, and lived in Denver in the ’80s, and could see the slow change, as described, and then its quickening pace.

    The Front Range has wonderful weather and, no trees and no water. The seeming contradictions are mind-boggling, frustrating, and impervious to logic and reason–which might be explained by pot, though I never smoked any when I lived there.

    E.g., in the ’80s, the 1st Congressional District (Denver proper) was held down by left-liberal Patricia Schroeder (D), who was chairman of the House Armed Services Committee–and she hated the military. She didn’t hold the Committee chair because she wanted to lavish money on the military (and her federal government constituents), she wanted to neuter the military. Go figure.

    Colorado had been selected to host the 1976 Winter Olympics. Then-Governor Richard Lamm (D) promoted a ballot initiative to reject the Olympics, which passed–and the Olympics went to Innsbruck, Austria which had previously hosted in 1964. Governor Lamm (a populist Democrat) argued that the commercial development necessary for hosting the Olympics and the associated traffic, tourism, congestion, et al., would forever change bucolic Colorado. Well, the change happened anyway, without the Olympics. In other words, Colorado didn’t even get the T-shirt.

    Yeah, Colorado is a strange intersection of California and Vermont.

  205. Very weird results with so much split ticket voting. Someone on FTN said America gets a case of big brained centrism /virtue signalling and here we are. Yet…

    A lot of the major cucks were BTFO’D. Mia Love, who was gonna be pushed as some sort of DR3 candidate in 2024 went down. Yoder and a number of other turbocucks lost. Senate still ours, but how much of the House loss can be attributed to Ryan’s Wonk LARP when he had no plan for replacing Obamacare, and then McCain’s last stab at Trump.

    If anything, Trump put the party on his back and ran with it.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  206. Ickenham says:

    The Bradley Effect remains in effect. It seems a consequential percentage of people polled will tell pollsters they intend to vote for a black candidate but then either neglect to vote or vote against the black candidate on their secret ballot.

    My subjective impression is that this is particularly true for executive branch jobs like governor [Gillum, Abrams] and mayor, and somewhat true for statewide jobs like senator.

  207. Anon[407] • Disclaimer says:

    Considering the avalanche of distorted propaganda coming out of the TV news stations, newspapers, and the propaganda taught in our schools, we did as well as can be expected. But it’s like being in the old Soviet Union as far as our news outlets and schools go. It’s a wall of indoctrination. We need to change our educational system so they’re not making students write a paper about how to convert to Islam, and force the talking heads to either report accurately, or be sued off the air.

    The fact is, some of the basic pillars of our society are corrupt, and we can’t save our country without retaking those pillars and forcing the liberals out.

  208. Forbes says:
    @Anonymous

    More navel-gazing: Media reporting on other media…

  209. Forbes says:
    @Anon

    Calling it now. 100% chance that he will run against Trump in 2020 and try to be some kind of controlled opposition spoiler. Look for him to be the “this is not who we are” guy. Romney definitely has delusions of grandeur.

    Interesting take. Romney had a shot in ’12 but there was an enthusiasm gap–can he overcome that? (Obama got fewer votes in ’12 than in ’08, and still won.) Or is it merely Romney’s delusions/ego?

  210. Forbes says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Yeah, there are some voting patterns the electorate appears to repeat/follow that defy the so-called experts.

    E.g., since Roosevelt was elected in 1944, the Democrats and Republicans have each held the WH for eight years apiece, and swapping–with one exception, Reagan. Reagan cut Carter short, and VP Bush extended the Republican hold by four years. A 72 year pattern with one exceptional president that interrupted the 8-year-each pattern.

  211. Forbes says:
    @Dieter Kief

    So he dresses like a Nazi (black leather) to fight fascism. The left really lacks self-awareness.

  212. Anonym says:
    @Jack D

    That is exactly it. Trump added the Trump buffs to candidates in the senate, and was successful. The house was too diffuse to do that for.

    Unfortunately Dave Brat and Kris Kobach were kicked to the curb.

  213. Forbes says:
    @istevefan

    I bet the democrats will try to destroy all evidence they can get their hands on.

    FIFY.

  214. Forbes says:
    @Travis

    We should expect Impeachment hearings to commence within the next 6 months.

    Which means the House Democrats will occupy themselves with a clown show and circus–and very likely so. Republicans should remember not to interrupt while the Dems dig a hole. It could be the grave to bury the Dems in ’20.

  215. @Bubba

    Um, my comment was answering Steve’s question, but now that it looks like overall they did somewhat better than ho hum, and all the progtards lost, they can put the gloves back on and go back to being the normal alternative to those awful Republicans everyone hates.

  216. Mark F. says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Hard to say how letting felons vote will impact the next election, but it may very well be a wash. I would have supported the change in the law as I believe your voting rights should be restored after you have served your time.

  217. anon[166] • Disclaimer says:

    Hey…never heard pf #WalkAway until yesterday. Big with women also

  218. CCZ says:
    @Anon87

    “Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions resigns at Trump’s request, setting up likely clash over the Russia investigation.”

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-sessions-resigns-20181107-story.html

    • Replies: @Anon87
  219. anon[166] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    To clarify, each election should have roughly 33 Senate races or 1/3 of seats.

    In 2018, Dems held 25 of those seats, and GOP 8. Therefore, the best they could have done was +8 if they had won em all. They only won 1/3 of the seats, but picked up.2 or 3 seats. Hardly a convincing win, but still a gain.

    The next two election will see 44 GOP seats up for election. Thats the Dem’s story. They had an impossible set of races.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  220. L Woods says:
    @istevefan

    Meaningless. There was still (iirc) a 12 point gap between white men and white women anyway.

  221. @Chrisnonymous

    Yeah, but it would be much better if she were an actual Nazi.*

    *as SJWs define the term.

  222. @Lugash

    Possibly, possibly not. I think Pelosi is going to face a challenge.

    The Democrats’ Young Turks are getting tired of Grandma Becky…

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  223. NYMOM says:

    “My gut reaction of course would be to abandon the GOP. But that would be suicidal since there is no other alternative. So we must soldier on and hopefully transform the party into what we need.”

    I left the GOP and went Independent after Bush Jr. and that whole Iraq war fiasco…It was enough already…

    I can’t vote in primaries anymore here in NY but it’s a small prices to pay…

  224. @Peter Akuleyev

    By historical standards, Trump outperformed with respect to the House of Representatives. As for the economy, sure, if the mainstream media (which does exist, despite your denials) actually gave Trump — and not Obama — credit for it, he would have benefited more.

    As for your other point, there is no GOP voter suppression in the South; there is, however, illegal immigrant and other vote fraud committed on behalf of the Dems.

    There was no “Blue Wave” — that the Dems narrowly gained the House while picking up and handful of governors at the cost of the Republicans entrenching their hold on the Senate, means there was rather more of a red undertow.

  225. @Anonymous

    Which the entire media blamed on the Republicans…and, fair enough, which began before Obama was elected.

  226. Anon87 says:
    @CCZ

    I’m enjoying Trump’s reaction to the election in front of the media, but this move hurts. Sessions retires now or what?

  227. @Corvinus

    An historical under-performance with respect to the House of Representatives.

    A handful of governors. Obviously they were under Republican control, otherwise they wouldn’t have Democrat gains.

    Meantime the Repubs made some gains at the Dems’ expense, too. It was always thus.

    The 100+ women is irrelevant. I’d be happy with the H of R being 100% women if they were all Ann Coulters.

    The added Senators mean the less screwing around with improving the quality of the judiciary, including appointments to the Supreme Court, when Old Snatch (or senility) finally claims Ginsberg or Breyer. (Thanks for your side’s smear campaign against Kavanaugh, by the way — that almost certainly won the Senate).

    Anyone with eyes saw it last night — all the Republican commentators looked relieved; all the Democrats disappointed.

    As Jack D said, “There was no resounding rejection of his policies the way the Resistance was hoping for.”

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  228. @kihowi

    Nixon was superior.

    People prefer real to presumed.

  229. Anon87 says:
    @eD

    How did this kill the GOP in NY? All the articles I read point all the complaints to rich downstaters who have monster property taxes on their mansions. Not exactly the suburban and rural right wing voters upstate, who see more in their paycheck every pay period. It was rich watching Cuomo of all people bitching about taxes. The gall!!

  230. @anon

    They only won 1/3 of the seats

    This.

    Things were looking good for awhile (RCP went to >50% chance of R house), then went immediately south after Fox called the house. Either something weird was going on or Rs and Trump need to recalibrate (preferably together), probably both.

    • Replies: @Anon87
    , @Corn
  231. Forbes says:
    @Bill B.

    I heartily endorse all the ad hominem by responding “that’s the nicest thing you’ve ever said to me.”

    I find it drives them nuts. They want you enraged, defensive, apologetic, back pedaling–and to do the opposite enrages them.

    For it to matter to me, I’d have to care about their opinion. And I don’t.

  232. Anon87 says:
    @Bugg

    How long before NY runs out of money? Why not let them just cut to the chase versus token resistance in a lost cause. Watch taxpayers vote with their feet, only increasing the collapse.

  233. @Jack Hanson

    If anything, Trump put the party on his back and ran with it.

    But not particularly far. This is looking like Weekend at Bernie’s. GOP needs some brand management stat.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  234. Anon87 says:
    @James Speaks

    How did all the snowbirds not make it a blowout? They move from NY to FL to escape taxes.

  235. Anon87 says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Who creates the mainstream Narrative? Sure isn’t Fox or talk radio.

  236. Anon87 says:
    @Desiderius

    A bunch of projections started going to the right, with shades of 2016 forming…..but then off a cliff and Fox calls it with polls still open. Not claiming a conspiracy, just what was up with everyone’s models to spike the Rep odds then crater??

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  237. Corvinus says:
    @celt darnell

    “An historical under-performance with respect to the House of Representatives.”

    Not if you consider the impact of redistricting in 2010, when a large batch of governorships and state legislatures became controlled by Republicans. They used those wins to draw HR maps in key states that provided the GOP a built-in advantage — which helped them hold onto control of this chamber in the mid-terms of the 2010′s.

    “A handful of governors.”

    Important battleground states like Michigan and Wisconsin flipped.

    “Meantime the Repubs made some gains at the Dems’ expense, too. It was always thus.”

    OK, but the House flipped. The net change for D is at 27, with 17 races still too close to call. With the Senate, the R’s gained +2, with 3 races yet to be determined.

    “The 100+ women is irrelevant. I’d be happy with the H of R being 100% women if they were all Ann Coulters.”

    Obviously, it is not irrelevant to you, since you would be satisfied if those politicians were cut from the same cloth as Coulters. The sad thing is that she is childless. How does work out for you?

    “The added Senators mean the less screwing around with improving the quality of the judiciary, including appointments to the Supreme Court, when Old Snatch (or senility) finally claims Ginsberg or Breyer.”

    Actually, the quality of the judiciary has fallen due to political wrangling by D’s and R’s.

    “(Thanks for your side’s smear campaign against Kavanaugh, by the way — that almost certainly won the Senate).”

    Actually, both sides engaged in the smear campaign with equal force.

    “Anyone with eyes saw it last night — all the Republican commentators looked relieved; all the Democrats disappointed.”

    No. Fox News reported early of the House takeover, with CNN and NBC and the rest of the media making that announcement later. Fox pundits were scurrying to try to find solace in the House now being in control by Democrats, who will take over the Trump investigation. And Democrats were other than disappointed, as being in control of the House, albeit for 2 years, will be the burr in the saddle for Trump.

    “As Jack D said, “There was no resounding rejection of his policies the way the Resistance was hoping for.”

    It was a rejection, assuredly. Resounding? The mileage will vary.

    • Replies: @celt darnell
  238. Rosie says:
    @James Speaks

    Democrats picked an idiot to run for governor of Georgia. With 100% of precincts reporting, Republican Kemp has 50.5% of the vote and Democrat Idiot has 48.6%. She refuses to concede “as long as victory is within reach.”

    White women in Georgia are super based. 70% for Trump, and 76% for Kemp. White men were “only” 73% for Trump. I wonder what’s up with that.

    • Replies: @Rosie
    , @Colin Wright
  239. Rosie says:
    @Rosie

    Correction: 73% for Kemp.

  240. Thim says:

    Well, they took the House and 23 of 34 Senate seats, a victory for them after all. Who is to blame? Imagine if Trump had spent the last two weeks at the border rather than in Pittsburgh kowtowing to that tribe and not pursuing the black identity politics he spent most of the last week on? What if instead of spending the last week pursuing and asking for the black vote ( we got, what, i have seen 11% as our share this time) he had actually asked for the whites to come out and vote our way, and he did it from the border?

    We need a different leader. When the team gets clobbered, the fault is the leader’s.

  241. FKA Max says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    I agree with Nate Cohn that this was actually a very impressive showing by the Democrats:

    Why Democrats’ Gain Was More Impressive Than It Appears

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/upshot/2018-midterms-blue-wave-democrats.html

    In the House, where the Democrats had their strongest showing, it’s impressive they managed to fare as well as they did. In a sense, Republicans had been evacuated to high ground, away from the beach.

    That would be a slightly larger margin than Republicans achieved in 2010 or 1994. It would be about the same as the Democratic advantage in 2006. It would be, in a word, a wave.

  242. Cleburne says:
    @South Texas Guy

    Yep. Beto became the must-have brand for for tween types in West U. Alas for Ted, he is seen as more interested in his career at a level higher than being the senator from Texas. We also suffer from Californian and Yankee invasion.

  243. @Desiderius

    He picked up seats in the Senate and lost the least amount of seats in the House in living memory while fighting against a hostile media and saboteurs in his own party.

    Eeyores gonna eeyore.

  244. @Bugg

    ‘Staten Island’s Congressman Dan Donovan lost to a carpetbagger from CA named Max Rose. ‘

    Ah, payback. It’s a bitch, isn’t it? Too bad your states suck — we could invade!

  245. @Rosie

    ‘White women in Georgia are super based. 70% for Trump, and 76% for Kemp. White men were “only” 73% for Trump. I wonder what’s up with that.’

    Television commercials notwithstanding, white women don’t actually want to have sex with blacks — particularly if it’s without their consent.

    Ergo, handing political power to a black is a really bad idea. That tends to be the bottom line at moments like this.

  246. @SND

    … it’s our own damn fault.

    Hey, a Parrothead is in the house!

  247. @Thea

    I’ve wondered that for a long time. Best I can tall, it’s both but more the latter.

  248. @Anon87

    Fox came out of the blue, then the cliff. If something strange was going on the Fox call was the cover.

  249. @celt darnell

    The Young Turks got housed.

    The resurrected Blue Dogs who flipped most of the seats did so by pledging not to back Pelosi (among pretty much everything else on Trump’s agenda).

  250. @Corvinus

    A series of non-responses from Corvinus — as usual.

    Hey, any chance you’ll point me to your comment made in the 2010 midterms, calling them a rejection of Obama?

    Failing that, please stop posting the exact same comment in multiple threads — it’s so NPC.

    One more time for the benefit of our our commentator from special ed: As Jack D said, “There was no resounding rejection of his policies the way the Resistance was hoping for.”

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  251. Corvinus says:
    @celt darnell

    “A series of non-responses from Corvinus — as usual.”

    No, they were substantial. Like clockwork, you are dismissive.

    “Hey, any chance you’ll point me to your comment made in the 2010 midterms, calling them a rejection of Obama?”

    Any mid-term elections by which there is a flip of a chamber by the opposing political party is a rejection of the current administration and their policies.

    “Failing that, please stop posting the exact same comment in multiple threads — it’s so NPC.”

    Only doing it for your benefit, since you need things repeated in order for them to sink in.

    “One more time for the benefit of our our commentator from special ed: As Jack D said, “There was no resounding rejection of his policies the way the Resistance was hoping for.”

    One more time since Celt is showing how well he enjoys being an ostrich–It was a rejection, assuredly. Resounding? The mileage will vary.

  252. Corn says:
    @Desiderius

    Didn’t Fox call the House for the Dems while West Coast polls were still open?

    Might have been a voter suppression effect.

  253. Romanian says: • Website
    @eah

    Holy crap! Assuming that the money is tax free, then a refugee gets a cash allowance that is higher than the average wage (after tax) in 9 EU countries, including my country. If we also calculate room and board, which are a higher part of income consumption the poorer your country, they might easily be subsidized to the equivalent of more than the average wage in half of EU Member States.

    Wow!

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/557638/average-salaries-of-singles-in-european-union/

  254. The notorious AOC has no income so she can’t rent an apartment in DC

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/nyregion/ocasio-cortez-congress-washington.html

    That’s what happens when you elect someone with no job, but she will have income soon enough. Maybe she can take AMTRAK like Joe Biden used to.

  255. @eD

    It looks like they will lose a couple of districts in New Jersey

    A couple of seats?? It looks like they lost 4, and they only had 5!

    With NJ3 still up in the air but leaning blue by 2620 votes, the New Jersey delegation to the House will be 11-1 Democrats. This is based on the Republican map, which was good for 6-6 in 2014. The problem was that the Republicans got too cute with their Gerrymandering and now that the scales have tipped, they got fucked. Serves them right.

    The only Republican will be Chris Smith, who is the Dean of the delegation. He was elected in 1980 on Reagan’s coattails and as a reaction to Abscam.

    The last time NJ only had 1 congressman was after the election of 1912, which elected Woodrow Wilson president for the first time.

    • Replies: @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
  256. Romanian says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    Thanks for the article. It is amazing how much headway Democrats are making in what I understand have been traditionally Republican states.

  257. Romanian says: • Website
    @meh

    They’re converting plenty outside the US, especially down south. They’re not just big on tithing!

  258. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Almost Missouri

    Her suggestion as of yesterday, I think, was Kobach as AG and Sessions at DHS.

  259. @ScarletNumber

    Stupid short-sightedness by the stupid GOP again. Better have 3-4 solid red districts than 6 tepid ones.

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