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Illegal Migrants Boast of Aiding Democrats' Campaigns
[Breitbart] The Democrats’ 2018 election campaign is being aided by illegal immigrants, including the younger migrants who received the quasi-legal DACA amnesty from President Barack Obama.
DACA recipients "have talked to more than 600K voters!" according to a Tweet from Cristina Jimenez, an Ecuador-born migrant who is a co-founder of the United We Dream, a pro-amnesty group of illegals created by progressive lawyers and union organizers.

The UWD group claims 400,000 members and 100 chapters. Many of the most active members are university students who are also trying to get an amnesty for their parents, to help their extended family migrate into the United States, and to block immigration reforms which would help raise Americans’ income and civic stability.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/07/2018 08:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Want to bet fartbook and sh*tter can clean up "I voted illegally" posts at the speed of light?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/07/2018 10:02 Comments || Top||


Exit Polls: More Than Half of Voters Believe Mueller Probe is Politically Motivated
[Daily Caller] More than half of voters polled at election sites on Tuesday said that they believe the Mueller probe is politically motivated, according to exit polling data compiled by CNN.

Only 40 percent of voters said they approve of the Mueller investigation, which is looking into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Slightly more voters said they disapprove, according to CNN.

Those numbers track closely with NBC News’ exit polling data.

According to NBC, 45 percent of voters said they disapprove of Mueller’s handling of the investigation, which began with an FBI probe on July 31, 2016. Forty-two percent of voters said they approve of Mueller’s handling of the inquiry. (RELATED: Mueller Expected To Make Moves After Midterms ‐ Here’s What He Could Do Next)

Six in 10 Democrats and only two in 10 Republicans support the investigation. Independents were closely divided with 43 percent approving of the investigation and 42 percent disapproving.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/07/2018 07:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  More than half of voters polled at election sites on Tuesday said that they believe the Mueller probe is politically motivated

And the results of the election may indicate voters actually approve of the "political motivation."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/07/2018 7:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Now that the election is over Muellar can finally release his nothingburger.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/07/2018 10:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Dems know -but can't actually believe - that trying to make anything of Muller's egg noodles will just set them further back.

Their base will demand they step on their d*cks.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/07/2018 19:53 Comments || Top||


RNC: Lack of Blue Wave Means House Dem Majority Needs to Work with Trump
[PJ] WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said Democratic gains weren't as bad as they could have been and that the margins mean Dems have to join hands to work with President Trump.
The public musings of a hopelessly delusional Chairwoman McDaniel.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/07/2018 07:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...and that the margins mean Dems have to join hands to work with President Trump.

Is she serious? The Dems have been saying 'impeach / investigate Trump' for two years, and that's exactly what they're going to spend the next two years doing. They will do nothing else besides that.

Given that it's a Romney saying this, I fully expected this level of cluelessness.
Posted by: Raj || 11/07/2018 7:52 Comments || Top||

#2  1. Trump still has veto that can only be overridden by 2/3rds of Congress.

2. Watching Trump for the last 2 years, you think he won't let the government be shut down?

3. Playing 'impeachment' games does not generate cooperation.

4. The Donks rely a lot on looting the Treasury to maintain their position and power. That requires a degree of cooperation. See - the Art of the Deal.

5. House Trunks got what they deserved playing as the Uniparty. The Senate played tough. A message there?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/07/2018 8:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Pelosi made some pretty reasonable statementslast night. If she's not full of it she's starting to understand how that would play out in 2020.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/07/2018 10:00 Comments || Top||

#4  P2K your point #5 is on the money.
Posted by: warthogswife || 11/07/2018 10:54 Comments || Top||


#6  Let's not forget the precedent former Attorney General Eric Holder set for flipping off Congressional subpoenas.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/07/2018 11:30 Comments || Top||

#7  Raj, IIRC Republicans campaigned back on '16 on repealing Pelosi-Care. Crickets...

If the Democrats stop talking about impeachment, I expect no reaction from the base. "We've always been at war with Eastasia."
Posted by: james || 11/07/2018 13:43 Comments || Top||

#8  ...and that the margins mean Dems have to join hands to work with President Trump.

They can pound sand. Trump can spend all his time appointing the judges most toxic to the liberal causes that he wants. Or not.

Libtards: Your move.
Posted by: gorb || 11/07/2018 13:53 Comments || Top||

#9  I expect deadlock and lots of bickering over the next two years.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/07/2018 15:22 Comments || Top||

#10  #7 Raj, IIRC Republicans campaigned back on '16 on repealing Pelosi-Care. Crickets...

2020 Republican Campaign slogan: "You really need to elect us again so we can promise to repeal Obamacare"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/07/2018 15:24 Comments || Top||

#11  Wall Street is ecstatic because they expect gridlock in Congress.

Dow Jumps 450 Points As Wall Street Cheers Midterm Results, Nasdaq Gains 2%
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/07/2018 15:36 Comments || Top||

#12  Biggest gift there could be: A Dimocrat majority that is so razor thin they will not be able to pass much of anything without endangering a lot of their people in 2020. The Senate will prevent Trump from needing to use the veto. And if they play it right, the economic downturn can be plainly pointed at the Dems in the House in 2020.

Most important thing is the weak sisters like Murkowski are now irrelevant. with 55 (or 54), trump can get his judges placed rapidly, and load the bench in the appeals and district courts. If Clarence Thomas has health issues, he can step down after this session, and Trump can put a younger conservative on the bench like 49-year-old Thapur, the first Indian American on the court. And Ginsberg, tick-tock bitch, Amy Barret is waiting for your seat you decrepit progressive socialist old hag.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 11/07/2018 16:04 Comments || Top||

#13  And Breyer is 80 - tasty spot to put Goresuch part 2 = Kethledge, a true originalist like Scalia, who was Goresuch's model.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 11/07/2018 16:09 Comments || Top||


Live Updates*** 2018 Midterm Election Results
[Breitbart] Welcome to the Breitbart News LiveWire of the 2018 midterm elections. Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to take back the House of Representatives and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who is looking to regain her Speakership, said earlier in the day that she is 100% certain that Democrats will win back the House. As David Axelrod said on CNN, Trump will either win the House tonight or retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will lose it.

Democrats are less optimistic about taking back the Senate, especially after President Donald Trump barnstormed across the country in recent weeks to stump for key Republican Senate candidates. Odds favor Republicans maintaining control of the Senate and perhaps even gaining a few seats.

Real Clear Politics as of midnight Tuesday:
US Senate
Democrats 42 (-4)
Republicans 52 (+4)
GOP picked up Florida, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota.
Arizona, Montana, Nevada still undecided.

US House
Democrats 193 (+24)
Republicans 178 (-24)
Eighteen districts still undecided.

Governors
Democrats 20 (+5)
Republicans 24 (-5)
Democrats picked up Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, and New Mexico.
Five states still undecided,
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/07/2018 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oh geez! Look who's back.

Posted by: Neville Dark Lord of the Wee Folk7365 || 11/07/2018 1:19 Comments || Top||

#2  This allows Trump to make the Supreme Court the most conservative in over a century.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 11/07/2018 3:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Well done Trump. Thats not a shellackibg like zer0 got
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/07/2018 3:10 Comments || Top||

#4  The new Speaker Pelosi (assuming no one can pry the gavel from her undead claws) will certainly say at the exact same time that: "She is the soul of bipartisan compromise." and "Donald Trump's Budget is Dead On Arriva1!"
Posted by: magpie || 11/07/2018 3:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Nation of Islam Keith Ellison wins. WTF? Twin Cities Media all but crawled up his arse in full support.
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/07/2018 3:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Woodrow: They run in the same social circles. Peer pressure to not be singled out at the next country club meeting or some such.

Bill Nelson conceded to Rick Scott in Florida.

With 90% in Rosendal is up over Tester by 2%.

94% in Arizona McSally is up by 1% over Sinema.

With 70% reporting in Nevada, Heller is behind Rosen by 5%.

Gov Reynolds pulled it out over Hubbel in Iowa (I was personally worried there for awhile).

Brian Kemp leads Stacy Abrams in Georgia for Governor by 2% with only .15% left. Won't concede, go figure with allegation of attempted fraud. Kemp should come down on her like Mjolnir on a Frost Giants head.

And Gov Walker is talking about a recount, though down 1.5% (40,000 votes) and with only 1% to go, who knows. Wouldn't surprise me to have 100,000 thrown out for various reasons.

The only thing interesting now is the reports out of California, 45% to go and Deleon is behind Feinstain by 8%. And Gavin Newsom is the new Governor. God help them when the Creditors finally nuke their rating to Chicago status.
Posted by: Charles || 11/07/2018 4:40 Comments || Top||

#7  ....The only thing interesting now is

The utter fecklessness and socialist leaning tendencies of the average American voter. The process as established by the founders was brilliantly constructed. It's the participants who have become unhinged.

But why should I be surprised after 45 years of Supreme Court sanction infanticide, sixteen years of the Clinton's and Bath House Barry, endless ME wars, public (read that gov't) debt than can never be repaid, and decades of unchecked illegal immigration and 'anchor babies.' And now Congresswoman Maxine Waters as Chairperson of the House Financial Services Committee ?

Yes, I fear we are doomed. I can almost hear Nero on his cithara.

“Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”

“A Republic, if you can keep it.”
~ Benjamin Franklin (1706–90)


Posted by: Besoeker || 11/07/2018 6:12 Comments || Top||

#8  Ilhan, who married her brother. Ellison enforcing laws.. Welcome to the Ummah, Minnesota, hope you like sharia.
Posted by: Crusock Stalin3721 || 11/07/2018 6:46 Comments || Top||

#9  #7 They won the moment they took over the education system
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/07/2018 7:23 Comments || Top||

#10  #9 #7 They won the moment they took over the education system. Posted by g(r)omgoru

Yes, I blame the Blue Bird buses.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/07/2018 7:29 Comments || Top||

#11  Predict McSally will make us miss McShame. And that's hard to take...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/07/2018 9:36 Comments || Top||

#12  #7 B, I'm a lot more optimistic than that. The goat rodeo we're about to see in the House may end the Dem party as we know it. Waters, Cummings and Occasional Cortex on the news 24/7 isn't a bad thing. The big question to me is whether the semi-sane Dem leadership, such as it is, can keep the crazies under some control. On the other side, I think the issue is whether DJT can finally get the DOJ moving in the right direction.
Posted by: Matt || 11/07/2018 11:33 Comments || Top||

#13  Better to have California economically collapse under a Dem so they own the problem entirely. I don't think Cox could have gotten the cooperation required to save the place anyway.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/07/2018 11:45 Comments || Top||

#14  Confirmations in the Senate ought to be easier for any new Cabinet posts and any new SC appointees, e.g. RBG. The Senate can counterbalance any Dem talk of impeachment and committee hearings in the House.

There might be a fight for Speaker in the House. Pelosi acts like she has it in the bag but she is not well-liked by younger Dems. She is 78 and Botox might catch up with her.

It is good Never-Trumper Ryan is gone; much of the time he acted like a Democrat.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/07/2018 12:12 Comments || Top||

#15  Kansas.
So how did a carpetbagging cat lady with pikachu hair and some strange accent win?

More money to failed interstate school districts and legalizing pot.

She had 2:1 air time on TV (news channels are out of Wichita and Lawrence - interstate cities) plus the other three (3) candidates. She won I think only 6 counties, all interstate east Kansas cities.

Nearly every other position went to the republican candidate.

Other than Trump, I don't think Kobach received any discernible national republican support.

On the Judo side, it frees Kobach for a national position. Worth a look.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/07/2018 13:30 Comments || Top||

#16  Oh geez! Look who's back.

Depends. Maybe now would be a good time for Pelousy's meds list to leak into the public sphere.
Posted by: gorb || 11/07/2018 13:54 Comments || Top||

#17  Beto won the 5 laqgest counties ïn Texas. It was the vast rural areas in Texas that put Cruz in the win column.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 11/07/2018 14:20 Comments || Top||

#18  #12 #7 B, I'm a lot more optimistic than that. The goat rodeo we're about to see in the House may end the Dem party as we know it.

I applaud your optimism Matt. Maxine Waters as the 'chairperson of the House finance committee'.... just puts me over the edge.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/07/2018 14:40 Comments || Top||

#19  Trump endorses Pelosi as Speaker.

"In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats," Trump said on Twitter Wednesday morning. "If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She has earned this great honor."

Release the Kraken of Cognitive Dissonance and let the circus begin!
Posted by: SteveS || 11/07/2018 16:42 Comments || Top||


Government
Follow-up: 6 Questions About The Huge CIA Blunder That Allowed Enemies To Kill 70 U.S. Spies
[Federalist] More than 70 foreign nationals working as spies for the CIA in Iran and China were systematically identified and slaughtered in the past decade, due to a ridiculously weak web-based system the CIA used to communicate with foreign assets it couldn’t reach directly. This according to a devastating November 2 report in Yahoo News written by journalists Zach Dorfman and Jenna McLaughlin (center-left, but generally trustworthy).

Skipping down to the 6 ques:

1. Have the specific problems been dealt with?
Considering the order of ineptitude on display, are there still exploitable copies of the web sites up on archive.org or elsewhere?

2. Are CIA foreign source communications actually fixed?
Have tried and true, centuries-old spycraft behaviors such as dead drops, brush passes, cypher pads, and the like been adapted and put in place in a modern setting? How anybody can be stupid enough to place the personal identities of spies for the United States in an electronic directory in the first place beggars the understanding. We don’t need to know the exact details, but has this practice been nixed and something better put in place?

3. Who let this happen?
Although Reidy’s reports were ignored during the Bush years, the real catastrophe got rolling during the Obama administration. As Michael Walsh points out at PJ Media, it played out under a carousel of changing directors. Walsh convincingly contends that administrative churn in an area the president disliked was a large reason for the failures. Can we get an accounting, and maybe even an apology to the American people for screwing up so badly?

4. Is the CIA itself fixed?
This is an agency that seems lately given to fantasy and bureaucratic truculence, especially for its role in the idiotic Russia collusion imbroglio. Did former director Mike Pompeo address any of these issues during his tenure? Most of all, can we trust that current director and CIA lifer Gina Haspel has gotten rid of the fools who set up, maintained, and defended the horrific transient communication system, and paid the knaves who ignored and hounded the stalwart Reidy out of a job?

5. Who are the spies who were killed?
Might as well tell us now. Whatever was going to be compromised is already shot to pieces. Whether these folks did it for money, revenge, sex, love, or purity of heart and love of freedom, they were doing the citizens of the United States, and the people of the free world, a huge service, obviously risking their lives in the process.

Have their surviving families been protected? Covertly rewarded with cash, tickets out, spots for their children in U.S. universities? We should do them right and take care of this debacle American-style, with more than an anonymous star on some wall at Langley. It is a pity we could not keep our spies safe, but at least we should honor their ultimate sacrifice.

6. What was revealed to China and Iran when these spies were interrogated?
How and when is this catastrophic failure going to come back and haunt us? Because it will.

Posted by: Besoeker || 11/07/2018 07:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Another face palm moment for the spirits of Adm. Bellinger & Gen. Martin.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/07/2018 19:42 Comments || Top||



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