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Friday, October 30, 2020

The state of the election tonight

I offer a few items for thought, beginning with the laugh of the day.

Jason Miller tweeted, "Just spoke with a smart Dem strategist who is upset with the media’s suppression campaign against Biden voters. Dems have spent months scaring voters away from in-person voting & are now realizing they need those votes, and media COVID fearmongering isn’t helping matters...

"Additionally, these possible Biden voters just aren’t that excited to go stand in line for him, on top of the media-driven COVID in-person voting fears. Massive enthusiasm disadvantage for Biden camp heading into Election Day is a problem -- the Red Wave is coming!"

Democrats blew the 2020 election in many ways, but this is my favorite.

The Wile E. Coyotes running the Democrat Party -- Obama -- thought they could ride covid 19. They ramped up the fears which shut down the Trump campaign. They would go online and campaign while the Trumpkins went door-to-door, ha ha ha.

The end of the rallies worked in the summer but in the autumn it has gone the way of the falling leaves.

President Donald John Trump contracted covid 19, left the hospital after 3 days, and ended the covidphobia once and for all.

Sure, you should wear a mask to the store but daggone it, don't be so afraid of death that you stop living.

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Democrats eschewed door-to-door campaigning because of The Covid.

That cut them off from very good feedback.

Communication is always better when it is two-way, which is why I like blogging better than newspapering.

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Citizen Free Press reported, "Eighth Circuit Rules Mail-In Ballots in Minnesota Must Be Received by Election Day."

A Trump judge and a Bush 43 judge ruled Election Day is Election Day. They said, "However well-intentioned and appropriate from a policy perspective in the context of a pandemic during a presidential election, it is not the province of a state executive official to re-write the state’s election code, at least as it pertains to selection of presidential electors."

Democrats will have to move Heaven and Earth to get the full circuit to hear and overrule.  

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Chris Donaldson reported, "In a clear sign that Democrats are starting to get nervous, Minnesota's top officials made a drastic move to interfere in the election by placing severe restrictions on the size of a planned rally by President Trump. 

"According to reports, the attendance for Trump's rally in Rochester has been downsized to a paltry 250 people after Democrat Governor Tim Walz and rabid socialist Attorney General Keith Ellison intervened. Trump has made numerous trips to the battleground state hoping to capitalize on the public revulsion to the ransacking of Minneapolis this summer when the George Floyd video triggered a wave of violent riots and local Dems pushed to dismantle the police."

They are scared to death.

Oh, and this will backfire bigly.

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Sportswriter Clay Travis came out for President Trump. I was going to DM him telling him that was a mistake by going political. Stick to your lane.

Then I read the piece.

Excellent.

He worked on the Gore campaign in 2000 and voted for Kerry, Obama, Obama, and the Libertarian in 2016.


President Trump delivered as no president has since Ronald Reagan. No one outworks the man.

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Tweet of the day: "They’re not boarding up major city blocks because they think Biden is going to win."

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Michael Graham asked, "Will Black Men Deliver the Votes for a Trump Victory?"

He pointed to polling by the Trafalgar Group in the battleground states it polls. President Trump won with 8% of the black vote this time.

He is polling triple that amount.

I am dubious, but Graham wrote, "Trafalgar is a Republican pollster and, therefore, some Joe Biden supporters dismiss their numbers as unreliable. Suffolk University’s David Paleologos, however, is widely viewed as a nonpartisan and reliable pollster. Suffolk does polling for USA Today and the liberal Boston Globe newspaper, and Paleologos sees a similar trend among black voters."

Paleologos cited economic gains as drawing black support.

I wonder if President Trump's attitude helps. He pushes back twice as hard, which attracts rednecks. Why would that not attract a segment of black men or Hispanics?

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Just the News reported, "Michigan Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell warned this week that a significant number of auto workers are again turning away from their traditional support of the Democratic Party and voting for President Trump. 

"Dingell, who represents Michigan's 12th congressional district, told CNN host Alisyn Camerota on Thursday morning that discussions with voters indicated that the critical auto union vote may swing notably for Trump this year, as it did in 2016 when reportedly as much as 30% of such workers voted for the then-GOP presidential nominee. 

"'So many auto workers who I thought were going to go back to Joe Biden ... were very clear with me last night they were voting for President Trump,' she said, while also urging grassroots campaign workers to turn out their votes.

"'President Trump is coming back [to Michigan] on Friday,' she continued. 'My grapevine tells me he'll probably be back again before Election Day.'"

Dingells have held that congressional seat since 1933. You do not do that by not counting noses every 2 years. Her husband was one of the first Democrats to see Donald Trump coming in 2016.

As for the media ridiculing Donald Trump for just defending his territory, his territory was enough to get him elected in 2016. Michigan was a Democrat firewall state that year, remember?

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Kane at Citizen Free Press reported, "Newt Gingrich… 'Trump will win Georgia by 7.'"

Newt is a Georgian and he is good at counting noses, too.

He is predicting 326 Electoral College votes, which would be 20 better than 2016. (Two of Donald Trump's electors were faithless, dropping his official total to 304.)

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Glenn Reynolds asked, "IS IT JUST ME, OR HAS THE MEDIA TONE SHIFTED IN THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS?"

He linked a video of S.E. Cupp worrying on CNN about Biden's 7-point lead.

I don't know the answer to Instapundit's question. I stopped watching the news. I would rather watch Kim Kardashian. She has fewer boobs than the cable news shows, and she makes more sense.

Readers can answer Glenn's question for themselves.

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Like me, ex-newspaperman Robert Stacy McCain follows the pols, not the polls.

He wrote, "Four days before the election, Joe Biden today is making a campaign trip to Minnesota, which, as Trump campaign communications chief Tim Murtaugh points out, is 'a state that hasn’t gone to a Republican candidate for president since 1972.'"

If you begin with only 20 states and you have to defend one of them on the final weekend, you had better change your plans for the next January 20th. 

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Rebecca Brannon tweeted, "There are currently more Minnesota Trump supporters lined up outside the Biden event than cars in attendance for the campaign event in St. Paul. Joe Biden being drowned out by Minnesota Trump supporters right now."

In frustration, the Basement Boy called them "ugly folks."

As Cap'n Kangaroo once told Mr. Greenjeans, looks like Grandfather Clock knows he is gonna lose.

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Now to work on Highlights of the News for 7 AM on Saturday.

36 comments:

  1. Tweet of the day: "They’re not boarding up major city blocks because they think Biden is going to win."

    Heh

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  2. Naval gunfire, where is when you need it?

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  3. I have the same optimistic feeling I had on election night 2016. I’ve been praying and will vote Tuesday, then meet my youngest son for dinner.

    But tomorrow I set the coffee maker for 5:45 Central and warm up the iPad for Highlights of the News. Better than a danish!

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  4. Keep it up, Don! I love checking in with you through the day leading up to the BIG VICTORY.

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  5. RE: MN Attorney General's Stunt: "Oh, and this will backfire bigly."

    It already has. A posse of Trump supporters, who would have otherwise been at the rally, went to a Biden event and heckled the candidate. Bonus - there were more Trumpsters there than Biden supporters. The Democrats just lost Minnesota.

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    1. How about a large caravan circling the
      Airport,Trump flags and honking.?

      Love the smell of ACME Dynamite in the Moring.

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  6. VIDEOS - Black support for President Trump is surging!
    https://commoncts.blogspot.com/2020/10/videos-black-support-for-president.html

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  7. We have the records of many D's changing their registration to R. We know of few R's turning their registration to D.
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    We read / hear about people that voted D in 2016 that will be voting R in 2020.
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    We seldom hear about people that voted R in 2016 and are now voting D. In fact, I haven't seen or heard of any. The leftist mainstream media sure doesn't highlight any - and we know they would love to. Some could claim that on Twitter, but Twitter lies.
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    I suspect that more then a few states that even Trump supporters have conceded are going blue, will not. There is something very wrong here.

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  8. :) Burn the midnight oil and the candle at both ends to get those highlights out. Funny thing though. I've never heard of Outkick until just now. As I recall, that was many years after learning about something else that was new and revolutionary. That something was called a 'compact disc'. As a retired newspaper editorial dude, I'd heard whispers in the early 2000's about these things called 'blogs', and that they too were 'the future'. Being slow on the uptake, generally, I laughed. But the 'blogs' get the last laugh, don't they? I'm here, reading blogger Don. Outkick? haha Who knew?

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    1. Got my sentences garbled up there somehow. Anyway, readers will get the gist. I hope. As to Tuesday, all of the stars are aligned for a massive Trump blowout. All the blogs I read concur.

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    2. I first heard of Clay Travis and Outkick when this occurred -

      https://www.wkyc.com/mobile/article/news/nation-now/clay-travis-to-female-cnn-anchor-i-only-believe-in-first-amendment-and-boobs/95-475345081

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    3. So, last night caught a Tucker Carlson segment and he had Jason Whitlock on, who may be one of THE best political commentators in sports reporter clothing. I go way back having watched him on ESPN's, The Sports Reporters on Sunday morns @9:30 a.m.(?), as I loaded up for my political shows, and the NFL later on in the day...Seems that I shed all those habits, years ago. I think he wrote for the Kansas City Star or something. I guess I can thank the Dick (celeb name dropping) Schaap for finding this gentleman and giving him his first air time. I remember not liking Whitlock, who brought race issue perspectives into my peaceful sports island in the Sunday morning sea of news shows, and the insufferable CBS Sunday Morning show of white liberal guilt (a/k/a/ patronizing) urge to show us every person of color in their segments had talent. M. Whitlock has proven me waaaay wrong over time as I have seen his perspective sharpen and mine appreciation grow. Lo and behold Mr. Lardmaster put up a link, I followed to a great video, that put Ms. Baldwin's CNN pearl clutching, fainting chair personality, on display...Then I found Outkick with who, but Mr. Whitlock there and I think to Tucker's last night segment.
      So, thanks to our commenter's above, everyone should see Mr. Whitlock's takedown of the Democrat/ Liberal takedown of the Plantation attitude of loving the slave with affection, but not respecting them as a person...Chelsea Handlr be d*mned! ZB

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  9. The pollsters are Joe Flaccos in a Lamar Jackson world. They've been passed by.

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    1. Joe Flacco read your post and threw a football at his monitor. Broke a lamp instead.

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    2. Joe Flacco read your post and threw a football at his monitor. Broke a lamp instead.

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  10. Thank you for all you do to give us your perspective and keep us informed. You are one of only a handful that I’m choosing to get my info from these last few days. Have a great weekend. Pray everyone. God is in control! ❤️

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  11. Thank you for all you do to give us your perspective and keep us informed. You are one of only a handful that I’m choosing to get my info from these last few days. Have a great weekend. Pray everyone. God is in control! ❤️

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  12. Grandfather Clock was too big for the shelf.

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  13. I was going to send an email exactly like your comment on redneck, black and Hispanic voters. Absolutely right men in those groups do not like pussies. Biden is a pussy. Trump isn’t.

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  14. If history repeats, look at '72 and '84.

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    1. Ed, I think a case could be made that the current “MSM’s Gone Loco” reality can go back to Hunter Thompson and the ‘72 campaign of George McGovern. Thompson abandoned all pretext of objectivity to become a cheerleader for The Three A’s Candidate (Acid, Amnesty, Abortion). Yeah, how’d that work out?

      50-0.

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  15. Today, while going to a Walgreen to pick up a prescription, I came upon a seemingly spontaneous Trump rally underway in the parking lot of the shopping center where the drug store was located. As soon as I saw the American flags and Trump banners, I was overcome with a euphoria I hadn't felt in a long time. I rolled down my car window and waved my arm in salute to these "peaceful protesters." I noticed that most in the crowd were middle-aged adults, with a significant number of black Trump supporters. This took place in an outer borough of New York City, supposedly the Eastern capital of liberalism. I did not see anything like this four years ago.

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    1. The Holy Spirit is moving with great vigor right now. It’s a beautiful thing to behold.

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    2. The main shopping drag in my Orthodox Jewish Brookly neighborhood now has Trump flags on every lamppost for its 15-block stretch (because most of the stores have been shuttered by Coma and deSocialist; there are blocks that have 3 or more shops in a row for rent or sale, it's pathetic).

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  16. Good stuff as usual Don. Thanks for the heads up to the Clay Travis article at OutKick. Pretty good read.

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  17. i wonder if Joe and Ho have fireworks for this year? bet they could get Hillary’s cheap...

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  18. “Michael Graham asked, "Will Black Men Deliver the Votes for a Trump Victory?"”

    The Last Charge that saves the Republic.

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  19. “So many auto workers who I thought were going to go back to Joe Biden ... ”

    Why?

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    1. She still thinks the leaders speak for the rank and file. Hasn't been true for some time. But the rank and file union members don't decide who union dues get spent on. Fortunately fewer union dues are being collected for political purposes these days!

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  20. Maybe more electoral votes due to some states have popular vote winner taking all the electoral votes! Means California could flip when Trump gets more total votes than Biden.

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  21. I am convinced of a potus red flood. I haven't seen anything re the senate and house. Will the legislative branch be swept in on "Trump's coattails "?

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