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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Wait, what?

So, I called the House for the Republicans at 8:43 PM Eastern time. CNN was nearly in tears, Nate Silver had lowered the odds of Republicans holding the House from 1 in 15 to 1 in 2, and there had been an eight-point turnaround from the pre-election polls favoring the Democratic candidate for Florida governor. Of the two key early House races involving vulnerable Republican incumbents, the one in Virginia went Democrat, the one in Kentucky held.

Game over. Right? It looked like my scenario of the Republicans losing a few seats, but not their House majority had proven correct. So, I called it and turned in.

Then I wake up this morning to reports of +34 Democrats in the House, +3 Republicans in the Senate.

WHAT. THE. HELL?

Now, I don't mind being wrong, which I obviously was, but I do like to know why. And this combination of being correct about a few things while getting the larger element wrong is puzzling. How could most of the early metrics I'd chosen as indicators favor the Republicans and still produce end results like this? My first stab at explaining the dichotomy:
  1. Trump turned the most dangerous areas with his campaigning. Where did he campaign the most heavily? Indiana and Florida. Where did Republicans seriously outperform the polls from the day before, by as much as eight percent in the case of the Florida governer's race? Indiana and Florida. I should have known to discount the Trump effect elsewhere.
  2. The non-incumbency factor. 40 Republican incumbents retired and Democrats took 34 seats. Due to the nature of American politics, it's always easier for an incumbent to hold his seat than for a newcomer to claim it, even in a favorable district. The numbers don't match up perfectly, as some of the flipped seats were weakly held where new incumbents swept in on Trump's 2016 coattails, but I doubt that synchronicity is entirely coincidental.
The strangest thing is the way that Republicans gained three seats in the Senate, which of course demonstrates that although the Democrats took the House, there was no Blue Wave of the sort long predicted by the media. And as a bonus, let me observe that the primary lesson of the election appears to be that identity trumps even economic self-interest for the diverse tribes of not-America.

Blacks voted 89.9 percent Democrat. The "natural conservatives" voted 72 percent Democrat.

For once, Bill Kristol is correct.
I've always disliked the phrase "demography is destiny," as it seems to minimize the capacity for deliberation and self-government, for reflection and choice. But looking at tonight's results in detail, one has to say that today, in America, demography sure seems to be destiny.
It is becoming increasingly evident that there is no such thing as a non-white America any more than there is a Jewish Palestine. Whatever it is, whatever its benefits may be, whatever it may become, it simply will not be "America" as Americans have known it for 200 years.

UPDATE: The Senate is looking even better now at 55-45.

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Blogger JACIII November 07, 2018 5:33 AM  

Get ready for Iran-Contra II.

Blogger Attila is my bro November 07, 2018 5:40 AM  

>>I should have known to discount the Trump effect elsewhere.<<

I wonder what factors other than time allotment contributed to Trump's decisions on where to rally.

Blogger Garuna November 07, 2018 5:41 AM  

Cuckservatives cost us the House.

40 of them retired fearing the "blue wave", ruining the incumbent advantage. And Ali Alexander revealed that many of the cucks told Trump to stay away and not campaign for them. Then they all lost.

Of course, this is after they failed to repeal Obamacare and Build The Wall, which is what won them the 2010, 2014, and 2016 elections.

Cucking on Obamacare, Wall, Trump support, polls, incumbency... everything that mattered. They literally cucked the House away for no other reason than cowardice.

Trump bump proved to be real as he got several Senate Republicans across the finish line and won 4 new seats, only losing 1 in NV.

Blogger KJE November 07, 2018 5:42 AM  

I still think the country is on a course to fracture and split.

Trump was only ever going to delay that. Not stop it. Not turn it around. And even if you could, would you want it rebuilt in the same way it is now? I wouldn’t, not with the way identify politics and progressiveism have overtaken nationalist politics.

The best thing that I can say about last night is that Trump and the Republicans still get to name Supreme Court picks.

If the market tanks (not a prediction, but an “if” to watch), I’ll simply shift money to paying off my house, my remaining school debt, and acquiring property.

Blogger DJT November 07, 2018 5:45 AM  

I agree this shows the dire straits of demographic replacement, and we may be already falling over the edge, 20 years earlier than some predicted.

Where the hell was Trump's base? I have to agree with Spencer: a chunk of those who voted for Trump in 2016 are frankly dead now. The youth did not turn out effectively.

Trump saved what he could. The rallies were insane. I saw signs for Republicans everywhere. It felt like 2016 again. Yet in my state we replaced a Republican trifecta with a new Executive Branch exclusively made of extreme leftist women. The his is going to be a long four years.

It's time for father Donald to call his kids to the woodshed, I'm talking today, and tell them this is HIS party now. Paul Ryan, you are GOING TO push through a bill to fund the wall STARTING TODAY.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 07, 2018 5:46 AM  

Proving the Ds are masters of the moral level of conflict, I thought that their craziness would subtract from that mastery, but not enough as proved by blowing thru my hunch of leaving the GOP in control of the house.

Their numerous "ists" are more powerful than the GOP'S "ist" of Socialist.

Blogger pyrrhus November 07, 2018 5:46 AM  

Looks like McSally is going to win, so that would be +4 in the Senate. Trump needs to focus on jamming through large numbers of appointments.

Blogger God Emperor Memes November 07, 2018 5:47 AM  

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Blogger Robert Browning November 07, 2018 5:48 AM  

Trump was subverted from within his own party. Those 40 retirees were not by chance.

Blogger szopen November 07, 2018 5:49 AM  

Audacious epigone predicted "Ds 225, Rs 210 in the House and Ds 48, Rs 52 in the Senate. ". I have no idea about US politics, but I've learned to trust this guy.

Blogger God Emperor Memes November 07, 2018 5:49 AM  

"identity trumps even economic self-interest"
Correct. These people would rather commit suicide than admit their beliefs are wrong.

Blogger pyrrhus November 07, 2018 5:49 AM  

Looks like Texas and Arizona are going to turn blue by 2024, despite hispanics being "natural conservatives" in the words of Karl Rove....

Blogger Brett baker November 07, 2018 5:50 AM  

Nah, too many CIA representatives for that.

Blogger Looking Glass November 07, 2018 5:51 AM  

Looks like they managed to bring up swing Independents all throughout the Midwest. Something of a run back of what happened in the AL Senate.

But, well, it was a slaughter of the Cuck faction pretty heavily, which is exactly why they lost. Hard to be Controlled Opposition when you have no power.

Blogger Brett baker November 07, 2018 5:52 AM  

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Blogger pyrrhus November 07, 2018 5:53 AM  

RCP only shows the Dems at +26 in the House, where did +34 come from?

Blogger DJT November 07, 2018 5:53 AM  

Bill Krystol finally admitted that demographics is destiny. Maybe this will be the end of neoconservatism and by 2020 the Republican Party will have the courage to speak openly about what is happening here.

Listening to the Gov-elect of Indiana drone on Fox about healing the country and coming together was inane. He and all new Republican officials will need to learn fast, it's not that country anymore.

Blogger pyrrhus November 07, 2018 5:57 AM  

Several races haven't been called yet with R's in the lead or even 100% counted. Most in CA....are they waiting for a recount?

Blogger Uncle John's Band November 07, 2018 5:59 AM  

Agree with the demographic comments. Civic nationalism has always been held together by prosperity. The economy is flat out rocking right now with conditions in place for increased growth, and it is insufficient to counter tribalism. The future break-up is clearer.

A lot of cucks are gone so the divisions are sharpening. It's time to start take the globalist control structures seriously. The integrated gaslighting from big media and social needs to be confronted. Same for the obvious criminality that has been completely ignored. Talking about bleeding red white and blue when there is an institutional assault against nationalism across the spectrum is moronic.

Perhaps open an indictment? They could pull one at random.

Blogger pyrrhus November 07, 2018 5:59 AM  

On the other hand, getting rid of cucks like Rauner in IL, who was worse than useless, is actually a good thing.

Blogger JACIII November 07, 2018 6:01 AM  

Robert Browning wrote:Trump was subverted from within his own party. Those 40 retirees were not by chance.

I winder what it was; fear of being outed as democrats when votes on the wall came up, moral outrage that the things they promised their voters might actually come to pass, or "I got mine. Time to leave before the whole scam comes tumbling down."

I'm leaning to 'B' with a sprinkling of 'C'. Rinos are disgusted by normal hard working Americans and the thought of actually working toward fulfilling the will of normal Americans is abhorrent to them.

This is just one setup Trump has been saddled with by the uniparty. Mueller is the most obvious and onerous. At least he can finally fire Sessions now.

Blogger pyrrhus November 07, 2018 6:02 AM  

"Blacks voted 89.9 percent Democrat."

That's actually progress...

Blogger Dominik K. November 07, 2018 6:02 AM  

I suspect fraud with dead people voting and illegals and more tricks...

Blogger Garuna November 07, 2018 6:02 AM  

Here are some other major factors that cost us the House.

PA redistricting: 4 seats lost
NJ got screwed by Paul Ryan on taxes: 3 seats lost
Beto buoyed TX Dems: 2 seats lost
Unpopular IL Gov (R) ruined other Reps: 2 seats lost

That's 11 seats gone. Add just one retired incumbent such as Darrell Issa in CA49 and Republicans would keep the majority.

Blogger Looking Glass November 07, 2018 6:06 AM  

Other thing to remember is that Midterms are generally fights between the more political in the country and it really did turn into a slugfest.

Blogger GithYankee November 07, 2018 6:10 AM  

https://eurosportsnetwork14.blogspot.com/2018/10/demographics-project-summary-alabama_21.html

I'm sorry to put in a link, but this is my map of American counties by 80% or higher white population. Why 80%? Because we're the only race splitting our vote, 80% or higher is the only place we can actually say we control regardless of party. Also, any hispanic or black pop > 20% means all your taxes are going to feeding them, not civic improvement.
Note Texas. There is a barely a white person within 200 miles of the "border", all of those counties are 90% or higher hispanic. Whatever the republicans gained or held in the south, they will lose in the next ten years. If you're a white person living in a <80% white state, you are literally feeding your replacements just by paying taxes there.
Vote With Your Feet

Blogger Gregory the Great November 07, 2018 6:10 AM  

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Blogger Rick November 07, 2018 6:11 AM  

It’s pretty calm out there, if you know what I mean. I predict this as a huge win for GEOTUS disguised as a meh. The left dreamed of sugar plumb fairies last night.
The house is probably better with the loss of 40 cuck retirees vs gain of only 30-ish newbie dems on 2-year gigs. The left can’t move as fast as GEOTUS. They’ll accomplish nothing.
There is more value in the senate gains.

Blogger Galt-in-Da-Box November 07, 2018 6:11 AM  

Bitches & 'chuckers now have The Purse, that's what...and the bagel-munching Bol$hevik$ can impeach Trump/block his agenda from the wallet.

Blogger JACIII November 07, 2018 6:12 AM  

The Dems spent a shit ton of money. More than I have ever seen here for sure. Orders of magnitude more. I think they have found a lot of ways around campaign finance laws for their Soros/Hollywood/Silicon Valley elites to make outsized contributions.

Blogger Gregory the Great November 07, 2018 6:13 AM  

Feel frustrated? Wanna cheer up? Time to watch this by "Maximum the Hormone" (big influence on Band-Maid): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdwT5JlH8gM

Blogger pyrrhus November 07, 2018 6:13 AM  

It looks like the Republican Korean woman, Young Kim, has won in CA against a hispanic lottery winner...that would be a hold for R's.

Blogger DJT November 07, 2018 6:15 AM  

What gives me hope is that the Dems ALWAYS go too far. This time they will be absolutely high off their own supply (now legal in Michigan) and hopefully trigger another whitelash in two years.

Blogger Garuna November 07, 2018 6:16 AM  

2018 confirms that the #1 most accurate guy to follow is Ali Alexander. He's a professional political operative. He has legitimate connections everywhere including the White House. And I saw him accurately forecast almost everything from macro to micro level.

Highly recommended follow: @ali Twitter

He says Trump has been holding back a lot because of the cuckservatives. They told him to be more moderate so they could hold the House. Since the election is over and they failed to do that anyways, he's going full Trump now. He wanted a RINO proof majority for confirmations and now he's got it. Mass firings in the Cabinet and the Justice Department coming.

Blogger The Cooler November 07, 2018 6:18 AM  

When the dust settles, we're going to find that it is white women -- especially suburban white women with their everybody-gets-a-juice-box-billy-make-sure-you're-sharing-the-blue-crayon-with-Akhtar-and-Olufemi-the-world-is-a-daycare-center philosophy of life -- that have once again nudged America further over the cliff.

Voting-age white women are a greater threat to Western Civilization than Islam could ever hope to be. Which is, of course, something only men can fix.

Blogger SemiSpook37 November 07, 2018 6:18 AM  

I’d go so far to say this is a blessing in disguise. Why?

The fact that Pelosi came out and staked her claim to the Speaker’s chair before any of the votes out west really started to be counted tells me the Dems have learned NOTHING. It already guarantees Trumpslide 2020 based on the optics alone.

Despite the losses, it has also cleared the deck of the usually reliable pool of cuckservatives either by retirement or replacement. Now there’s a huge opening for Trump and MAGA types to group and concentrate their messaging. If it worked for the Dems, it’ll most certainly work for these types.

The huge takeaway for me last night was there is no clear leader on the Dems’ side. Sure, I’m not happy the House didn’t stay, but I think that was due more to the retirement factor than the actual opposition. Of the competitive seats of incumbents, a roughly equal number of seats that flipped flipped for both sides. That’s telling. It tells me that all is not lost.

I fully expect the narrow majority to double down. Hell, they’re already starting to with the rumblings of demanding the God-Emperor’s tax returns.

As a certain insider has repeatedly said: These people are STUPID.

Blogger Garuna November 07, 2018 6:20 AM  

John McCain dead
Lindsay Graham Trumpified
Bob Corker replaced
Jeff Flake replaced

Romney, Collins, and Murkowski can't do much with Republicans at a 54 seat Republican majority. Can't wait to see Jeff Sessions FIRED and replaced with a fighter.

Blogger dienw November 07, 2018 6:22 AM  

The Deep State and the Never Trumpers won. Now, it is going to be a fox hunt and Trump is the fox and little of his agenda will be fulfilled.

Blogger pyrrhus November 07, 2018 6:23 AM  

If all the races end as they are now, Dems have 224...

Blogger Looking Glass November 07, 2018 6:25 AM  

@34 Garuna

Ready to bring out the O Fortuna. :)

Blogger pyrrhus November 07, 2018 6:25 AM  

@38 Hardly. The Dems narrow control of the House can't compensate for the much strengthened Rep Senate, with its stranglehold over appointments....The real government in the FUSA is the courts and bureaucracy, and Trump can appoint a lot of them.

Blogger Gregory the Great November 07, 2018 6:25 AM  

Immediately after the results were known a long queue of white males of all ages formed in front of the Russian embassy to ask for asylum in Russia...

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 07, 2018 6:27 AM  

Any of you gents think suburban women can withstand being called "racist?" Can you or me?

As I've long thought a bunch of boomer cucks on medicare shouting "socialist" is about as useful as writing in Vlad Putin on the ballot.

Blogger dienw November 07, 2018 6:27 AM  

Robert Browning wrote:Trump was subverted from within his own party. Those 40 retirees were not by chance.
Bingo. Now watch them in the final days in office do everything they can to block Trump. Also, watch them take high paying jobs when they return to "private" life.

Blogger pyrrhus November 07, 2018 6:28 AM  

Now looks like Tester may lose in Montana, that would be +5....

Blogger pyrrhus November 07, 2018 6:33 AM  

Looks like VD's red brethren continue to vote Democrat in AZ...when will these folks get a clue?

Blogger DJT November 07, 2018 6:33 AM  

Tester, and MS goes to a runoff. If the GOP wins both, that's 56.

Blogger Sherwood family November 07, 2018 6:38 AM  

Well...it is what it is at this point. The only thing to do is to gird our loins and prepare for the long hard slog. Control of the Senate means that Trump can change the judiciary. Changing the judiciary builds a firewall that will slow the advance of Leftist lunacy. We knew that Trump was not going to be able to do all the heavy lifting. He's done a lot and can do more but he can't deliver us to the Promised Land himself. We gotta do that. Time to make those newly elected R's earn their pay. Time to make the D's wish they'd just sat this one out.

Blogger VD November 07, 2018 6:39 AM  

when will these folks get a clue?

What clue? Neither party represents them, so they vote for whoever gives them more money.

Blogger Che Dolf November 07, 2018 6:41 AM  

Kristol: ...looking at tonight's results in detail, one has to say that today, in America, demography sure seems to be destiny.

Reminder: "'Diversity is our strength' traces back to a spring 1992 speech made by Vice President Dan Quayle." His chief of staff, nicknamed "Dan Quayle's brain," was Bill Kristol. I will assume Kristol is to blame for inflicting this idiotic phrase on us. Does he finally understand the damage he's done?

Blogger dienw November 07, 2018 6:41 AM  

GithYankee wrote:https://eurosportsnetwork14.blogspot.com/2018/10/demographics-project-summary-alabama_21.html

From your map, it looks like the plan to disperse the invaders throught out the states in order to turn them Democratic worked.

Blogger Weak November 07, 2018 6:45 AM  

Florida turned blue permanently. Florida gave felons the right to vote in the next election. Since felons are approximately 84% of Florida's population, that's an overwhelming objection of democrat votes going forward.

Blogger Weak November 07, 2018 6:46 AM  

* injection of democrat votes.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein November 07, 2018 6:47 AM  

Historically, gridlock has worked best for the American people.
Next best is the GOP controlling government.
Absolute worst is Democrat control.

Now, sure, the GE may have changed that...but He will still be able get his judicial picks confirmed as well as veto any craziness that makes it through the legislature. As far as funding the wall etc. ...well, (unsurprisingly) that didn't happen when the GOP controlled the House and the Senate. The House Democrats will now put their crazy on full display setting their party up for a Mondalesque defeat in 2020.

Blogger Temet Nosce November 07, 2018 6:53 AM  

I made the mistake of betting a good deal of money on the Repubs keeping the House. I won't be making a gambling mistake like that again.

Blogger SemiSpook37 November 07, 2018 6:53 AM  

Never underestimate the ineptitude of Florida Men.

Blogger Sherwood family November 07, 2018 6:55 AM  

I am afraid that we aren't going to win the fight for Western Civilization at the ballot box. Which is fine. We've tried that and our enemies brought in outsiders to swamp us. What's done is done. Now we have to begin the process of undoing it in other ways.

Blogger dienw November 07, 2018 6:55 AM  

The best analysis right all along:
http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2018/11/now-is-winter-of-our-trump-content.html
There never was any chess boards and Trumo cannot play 4D chess.

How soon will it be revealed that "Q" was a psyop against us?

Blogger Gregory the Great November 07, 2018 6:56 AM  

And never underestimate the silent majority of illegal aliens intending to vote, but not telling anybody

Blogger VD November 07, 2018 6:59 AM  

Stop your bedwetting, dienw. If you insist on whining and wallowing in despair, you'll be permanently banned.

Blogger VD November 07, 2018 7:00 AM  

I am afraid that we aren't going to win the fight for Western Civilization at the ballot box.

We aren't. Deal with it. That option vanished in 1965.

Blogger Damelon Brinn November 07, 2018 7:00 AM  

The main thing I see from liberals this morning is excitement that they'll be able to open more investigations into Trump's tax returns and Muh Russia. If that's all they're going to do with their majority, please don't throw us in that briar patch.

Blogger Doktor Jeep November 07, 2018 7:04 AM  

After this, I won't be tolerating any opinion regarding how "great" blacks and hispanics have it under Trump, how their unemployment rates are the lowest ever. All it shows is they driver newer cars on their way to the polls to vote for leftists. It's cuck's game though. These people voted for leftists no matter how bad things got for them now they are going to rub 2 brain cells together and figure to vote for republicans as their situation improves? Nope.
And Trump is not beyond criticism either.
- He did nothing about media censorship which affected local races more than anything
- He did nothing about Soros and his funding of an insurrection
- He did nothing about Sessions and Rosenstein.

One thing is for certain, everybody who voted for Gillum is an enemy of my people, my state, and country.
Diversity + Democracy = Endless civil war

Blogger The Cooler November 07, 2018 7:04 AM  

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Blogger Resident Moron™ November 07, 2018 7:04 AM  

This could conceivably be good news. Looks to me like, if Trump wants to get anything constructive done he’s going to have to govern like a democrat, ie by executive fiat.

Use the emergency powers and executive orders and veto and the DoJ and crack some heads.

Blogger Sherwood family November 07, 2018 7:05 AM  

I think a lot of people are only just waking up to that fact. It is going to make the fight harder. But it still has to be fought so there is nothing to do but do what is necessary. The Reconquista took 700 years. We should realize we are in it for the long haul. But we can win and, if we place our faith in God, we will win.

Blogger Garuna November 07, 2018 7:05 AM  

It would've obviously been better if Republicans kept their majority and then the cucks bent the knee. But still it's kinda amazing how mediocre the Democrat performance was.

They pulled every dirty trick. While Republicans constantly backstabbed and disavowed Trump and cucked on major issues. The media and the pollsters demoralized 40 House Republicans into retirement, completely ruining our incumbent advantage. And in the end, they lost a net 3 seats in the Senate and only managed an 11 seat majority in the House.

We lost the House but we also lost many of the cucks. The House and Senate Republicans are now far more Trumpist than before. Jack Posobiec says that because of the purging of cucks and with Trump running as well in 2020, Republicans will probably take back the House in 2020.

Blogger Looking Glass November 07, 2018 7:05 AM  

Damelon Brinn wrote:The main thing I see from liberals this morning is excitement that they'll be able to open more investigations into Trump's tax returns and Muh Russia. If that's all they're going to do with their majority, please don't throw us in that briar patch.

The only thing the Dems did with the House, last time, was ObamaCare. It's something that's come up a bit, as the Obama Years were really Congress doing nothing and all of those Pen & Phone things. I think the Dems will look at it as a profit-making opportunity for themselves and otherwise do nothing interesting.

Sure, they can cause some damage to people, don't forget that, but it's not like the GOP House was doing much productive. It was pretty much just Nunez.

Blogger The Cooler November 07, 2018 7:08 AM  

Any of you gents think suburban women can withstand being called "racist?" Can you or me?

If, at this point, you are not, at least once per month, engaged in a real-life, face-to-face conversation in which you are being called an -ism, an -ist, or being accused of having any number phobias, you are quite simply no longer on the field of play. You might be out in the parking lot grilling burgers, mind you, but you ain't in the game.

Blogger Ingot9455 November 07, 2018 7:08 AM  

Bring on the storm.

Blogger Garuna November 07, 2018 7:10 AM  

Also important about the 11 seat majority: the more conservative Democrats can't go all in on REEEEEsistance. Or they'll be destroyed like the anti-Kavanaugh Democrat Senators in red states.

Either they'll have to cooperate with Trump on some issues. Or they'll lose in 2020.

Blogger Looking Glass November 07, 2018 7:15 AM  

Garuna wrote:Also important about the 11 seat majority: the more conservative Democrats can't go all in on REEEEEsistance. Or they'll be destroyed like the anti-Kavanaugh Democrat Senators in red states.

Either they'll have to cooperate with Trump on some issues. Or they'll lose in 2020.


If the Left thinks it's worth it, they'll force them to burn themselves for it. That's the power of blackmail.

Blogger AdmTrell November 07, 2018 7:17 AM  

Holy crap people, enough with the pessimism already! Sure it's not going to be all roses, but seriously, there are plenty of positives and circumstances we can work with here. To summarize:

The House: As others have noted, with 40 retirees & non-stop media jihad, this should have been a -80 seat bloodbath, but we lost approx half of what BO did in 2010. And it flushed a lot of the cucks, so this is good as well. Besides, how much agenda did Trump actually get thru anyways? Ryan was backstabbing him at every opportunity.... had they implemented a clean repeal of Obamacare, built the wall, and used their power to expose The Swamp, I bet they would have won big. So now, yes, the crazies will be able to create chaos w/hearings, etc, but Trump can treat their subpoenas just like the FBI did. The House will be a freak-show for all to see. But they cant actually implement anything, and they will cave on a long-term "govt shutdown." And impeachment is going nowhere, so that threat isnt going to work if The Bolshevik Barbie tries to blackmail Trump with it. Remaining R's are more concentrated in the pro-Trump camp, and provides an opportunity to build allies and good candidates for 2020.

The Senate: Very good outcome, and this is what Trump was working on protecting. Judges & appointments are everything right now! And there is some extra room for a few defections on key votes. Oh, and notice most of the Dems in Red states who opposed Kavenaugh are gone?? If Trump is wise, he should negotiate a deal to appoint Cruz to a good court, and replace him w/a strong ally, so he has time to build a war chest (dems want Texas soooo badly).

Governors: some losses, but many big wins. Redistricting & control of National Guard is key. Census & drawing-up the next round of districts is a huge power (notice what happened in PA?), and we will need those govs to keep an eye on the process. If widespread violence were to break out before the prez election, those govs can help keep the crazies in line, but the opposition govs may let them run wild (ie- what happened in Portland on a larger scale??). BIG upsets in Ohio, Florida, and elsewhere.

Overall, we have much to be thankful for considering what could have happened, and it will be important to capitalize on the new political realities.


Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 07, 2018 7:17 AM  

Cooler not my point, my point being is that conservatives have done bupkus with discrediting such rhetoric and again what do you expect a woman to do when being beaten down with such rhetoric? Whip out an essay, go to fists or submit on the moral level?

But we get treated to boomer cons on medicare shouting socialist, and what does everyone want to do after this drubbing but shout "socialist" louder

Blogger DJT November 07, 2018 7:20 AM  

I would love for Trump to go to town with EOs, but those will leave the White House with him. Trump can only buy time at this point, so the real question is, how do we best use the time he can give us?

Blogger Gregory the Great November 07, 2018 7:22 AM  

Lotta continua sara!

Blogger DJT November 07, 2018 7:22 AM  

Census & drawing-up the next round of districts is a huge power

Michigan just amended the constitution to hand that power to an unelected panel. Basically the California model.

Elections have consequences.

Blogger Damelon Brinn November 07, 2018 7:25 AM  

He did nothing about Sessions and Rosenstein.

I've been of the opinion that Jeff Sessions did not turn into Sleepy Grandpa when he took the job, and that Donald Trump would not let a Sleepy Grandpa hold back some of his administration's most important efforts for two years. I don't understand the theory that Trump *couldn't* fire Sessions before but suddenly after the midterms he can.

So I'm hoping this convinces them it's time to pick up the pace on whatever they're doing. I understand Sessions likes to be thorough and sure, but it's not going to get any easier when that worm Schiff is undermining them from the head of the Intelligence Committee instead of a side seat.

Blogger David The Good November 07, 2018 7:25 AM  

DJT wrote:I would love for Trump to go to town with EOs, but those will leave the White House with him. Trump can only buy time at this point, so the real question is, how do we best use the time he can give us?

Get out of Dodge.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 07, 2018 7:25 AM  

"so the real question is, how do we best use the time he can give us?"

By taking possession of all of the musical chairs before anyone else can sit down, and then leveraging that 90% of the law. It's about time for things to split anyway. Do unto others before.

Blogger Lazarus November 07, 2018 7:26 AM  

AdmTrell wrote:Overall, we have much to be thankful for considering what could have happened, and it will be important to capitalize on the new political realities.

For instance, in the senate Trump gained 4, but in reality it was 7. With Flake & Corker comp'd and NoName a traitor Trump was working with a 48 seat minority.

Blogger Looking Glass November 07, 2018 7:28 AM  

To double up on my point about a Dem House doing nothing: they're already back to Tax Returns. They clearly know they have to keep their NPCs whirled up but away from anything sharp.

Blogger Garuna November 07, 2018 7:30 AM  

He did nothing about Sessions and Rosenstein.

Republican cucks threatened to impeach him. I don't blame him for holding off on those firings until now.

Blogger VFM #7634 November 07, 2018 7:35 AM  

"The media and the pollsters demoralized 40 House Republicans into retirement, completely ruining our incumbent advantage."

@Garuna
And I'd just bet all 40 were cucks triggered at mean Mr. Trump

And cucks consistently did far worse when they didn't retire: Chris Curbelo in Florida, Barbara Comstock in Virginia, that Haitian broad in Utah... those just off the top of my head.

Blogger OGRE November 07, 2018 7:38 AM  

Some takeaways from the elections:

- Dems barely take the house, only because the bar was set so very low. In raw numbers its a failure, as the D pickup in the house is right at or below historical averages for an opposition party in the midterms against a first term president. But their losses in the Senate are epic; the opposition party averages a pickup of 4 senate seats, but they are poised to lose up to 5. You have to go back to FDRs first term to find the president's party gaining more senate seats than that in any midterm election.

- Dems lost all their high profile contests, not counting the ones that weren't really contended. Beto, Gillum, Bredeson, Abrams, McCaskill, and likely Sinema...all losses. These are the races that the media and entertainment elite poured their money and publicity into and still came up short.

- Dems have an apparently inexhaustible supply of campaign funds. Where is this money coming from for midterm elections? They talk so much about getting money out of politics, yet rich out-of-staters can dump millions in cash and in-kind contributions into far away elections.

- Rs had to work very hard to counter the large money dump from the Ds, especially in the high profile elections like Beto and Gillum. The Rs got spread thin and this effected a lot of lower profile elections.

- Dem reach into the suburbs around the largest cities appears to have expanded.

- Progressive lunacy will be front and center for the next two years. An impotent Dem House won't be able to accomplish much except bluster for the cameras. I am especially looking forward to seeing more of Maxine Waters as chair of Financial Services.

Blogger VFM #7634 November 07, 2018 7:38 AM  

IOW, the House may have never been in Trumpist hands at all. But the cucks just got purged bigly. Even Democrats have been grumbling about this very thing.

Blogger Garuna November 07, 2018 7:40 AM  

To double up on my point about a Dem House doing nothing: they're already back to Tax Returns.

They'll slow everything down with their frivolous investigations into "muh taxes" and "muh Russia". It really would've been better if those dumb Republican House cucks bent the knee to Trump instead of rejecting him and/or retiring. Look at the wonders Trump did for the Senate majority. Could've been the same for the House. But alas, we have to wait till 2020 to get a Trumpist House majority.

Blogger qualitycontrol November 07, 2018 7:40 AM  

So the Midterms are a draw.. I guess it could have been worse.

Blogger CarpeOro November 07, 2018 7:42 AM  

With the number of weak sister incumbents retiring or losing, this may just be the setup needed for 2020. Losing the support of untrustworthy or weak types isn't necessarily bad.

Blogger Garuna November 07, 2018 7:44 AM  

And cucks consistently did far worse when they didn't retire: Chris Curbelo in Florida, Barbara Comstock in Virginia, that Haitian broad in Utah... those just off the top of my head.

They all would've done far better if they weren't cucks at all. Incumbency + Trumpism is a strong combination. Cruz probably would've lost to Beto if he didn't have Trump boosting him. From what I hear Beto was insanely popular even among many conservatives, particularly women.

Blogger CM November 07, 2018 7:45 AM  

especially suburban white women with their everybody-gets-a-juice-box-billy-make-sure-you're-sharing-the-blue-crayon-with-Akhtar-and-Olufemi-the-world-is-a-daycare-center philosophy of life -- that have once again nudged America further over the cliff.

Except... Suburban women are the women most likely to flip on immigration.

I'm not quite certain what women are writing NYT editorials on combatting white privilege means selling your kids down the river, (probably the same ones who abort half their kids), but that isn't normal maternal behavior - even in the suburbs.

Blogger Looking Glass November 07, 2018 7:49 AM  

@90 Garuna

It's less "really popular" and more "turned out to vote when they normally wouldn't in a midterm" on the squishy middle. People are still forgetting this was a midterm with midterm turn out.


@87 Garuna

Would have been the best solution, obviously, but we're already to the stage of "well, traded blows, but did we lose anyone important?". Nancy being stupid on camera is to our advantage.

Blogger qualitycontrol November 07, 2018 7:53 AM  

@91. CM
They have to come into contact with those low quality people in a way that bothers them.

Blogger Rick November 07, 2018 7:55 AM  

Tax Returns. Now that’s a lol. Good luck with that, dummies. The returns are with the IRS — the only people who could do anything about what’s in them. IOW, if there was anything illegal in them, we’d have known it long ago. The left’s imagination about what’s in them is greater than what’s actually in them. The left already believes he’s an evil businessman. How could that turn into a BOOM?
Have fun squirrels. While GEOTUS works with reality.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 07, 2018 7:58 AM  

We counted on D party crazy this year, how did that work out? If you allow them to dominate the moral level of our conflicts with voodoo words such as sexist, racist and homophobe how are you going to win any of the debates? Tax cut blah blah blah?

Blogger Garuna November 07, 2018 8:04 AM  

We counted on D party crazy this year

Not really. Congress Republicans were backstabbing and cucking for almost all of 2017 and 2018. They didn't really unite and push the "Democrats are crazy" narrative until Kavanaugh. And it was extremely effective once they started. It knocked out several Democrat Senators.

Blogger VFM #7634 November 07, 2018 8:06 AM  

@MrMantraMan

Well, that would help explain the mass cuck take-out, certainly.

Blogger Wade R. Potts November 07, 2018 8:07 AM  

It looks good for 2020

Blogger ZhukovG November 07, 2018 8:09 AM  

Solid victory in the Senate.

Marginal defeat in the House.

Overall yet another victory for our beloved GE.

Situations such as this should not merely be looked at as 'advantageous' or 'disadvantageous'. But rather, how such a situation can be TURNED to our advantage.

The GE is not going to save the American Nation(s). That is our job.

The Alt-Right is inevitable. But that is no excuse to shirk our individual responsibilities to make it so.

Ad Victoriam, Deo Vindice, Ave Imperator Trump!

Blogger Crew November 07, 2018 8:12 AM  

I think I can see why the God Emperor put so much effort into Florida and the Senate races.

What will the market think? Will it tank?

Blogger Avalanche November 07, 2018 8:14 AM  

@37 "Can't wait to see Jeff Sessions FIRED and replaced with a fighter."

Okay, am I just a naive dreamer or have I read too many Alt Hero comics?! *I* am waiting to see Jeff Sessions, the supposed 'Silent Executioner,' step out of the shadows, flip open his superhero cape, and open 60+-thousand indictments and begin grinding ever-so-fine!

It makes no sense to me that our God Emperor has just been playing helpless for two years about HIS OWN Attny Gen.

Blogger Ostar November 07, 2018 8:17 AM  

So a Purple Wave, not a Blue or Red one, since both sides gained something.

Blogger kurt9 November 07, 2018 8:19 AM  

Two key points here:

there was no Blue Wave of the sort long predicted by the media.

This is also underscored by the fact that Washington State's carbon tax initiative failed (thankfully! Of course I voted no for this POS).

let me observe that the primary lesson of the election appears to be that identity trumps even economic self-interest for the diverse tribes of not-America.

Unfortunately yes. I really wanted you to be wrong about this. But this election seems to support your thesis, despite black and Hispanic economic prospects being better in the last two years than in the previous generation and a half.

I think your prediction that black and Hispanic ethnic politics will grow and will eventually consume the Democrats is spot on. A corollary to this is that SWPL politics, such as global warming issues and what not, will slowly decline over time, which is a good thing.

Leftist whites are going to get the identity politics they seek good and hard. But they will eventually not be happy with the outcome. Unfortunately, neither will the rest of us.

I saw your earlier posting about how a major war with Russia/China could be as much our undoing as the national debt bomb by the early 30's. I see one more bomb. The Millennial generation is currently about 18-38 years old right now. They will be 33-53 years old by '33 and pretty much running everything by then. Given that so many of them seem to be incompetent and, unlike the boomers starting around 1980, seem unwilling to change that, I think this could be the third "thing" that undoes the U.S. as we know it today sometime in the early 30's.

Blogger Miguel November 07, 2018 8:20 AM  

One tweeter asks: "Why have 40 Rs retired right now, knowing what is at stake?"

One answer:They are globalists who always hated Truump and saw the defeat of the Repubicans as good for globalism.

Of course, this might mean that the remaining Rs, or most of them, are Trumpistas.

Blogger Avalanche November 07, 2018 8:20 AM  

@44 "watch them take high paying jobs when they return to "private" life."

Maybe not. GE Trump has already shown he's willing to pull clearances. The MAIN thing these hacks offer MIC corporations is their clearances and ability to share/keep up with classified info.

I 'kept' my Secret clearance when I got out of the Navy (early 1980s)-- that is, Boeing paid for it to continue under their paperwork -- because I was a useful -- and not too common -- editor for their proposals TO the MIC that required Secret parts of their documents. WITHOUT that clearance, I was a lot less useful -- and would have been paid less!

I would NOT be surprised to see GEOTUS do a wholesale wipe-out of 'left-over' clearances... and "suddenly" all those retired / resigned congress-slime become WAY less valuable!

Blogger Crew November 07, 2018 8:22 AM  

Who will he replace Sessions with?

An attack dog I bet!

Blogger David Ray Milton November 07, 2018 8:23 AM  

Any word on how the fresh round of youngins decided to vote? I heard that we could be cautiously optimistic of Gen Z, but obviously they would be an abysmally small demographic in this election.

Blogger NO GOOGLES November 07, 2018 8:25 AM  

What really drives home the bankruptcy of civic nationalism for me is the 89% black vote for Democrats. I couldn't stop hearing people talking about how Kanye West and prison reform and Trump's natural charisma were going to have 20-30% of the black vote sewn up.

I thought it was complete idiocy - and wow, the same 90% of blacks voted for the party that gives them shit regardless of Kanye West or prison reform OR record low black unemployment.

This should send a strong message to civnats that civic nationalism is literally unreality. You spent political capital wooing people who just voting 90% against you. You probably wouldn't have changed any races if Trump had threatened to reinstitute slavery.

If you're still a civnat after seeing those numbers, then you're controlled opposition at this point.

Blogger SciVo November 07, 2018 8:26 AM  

Garuna wrote:Cucking on Obamacare, Wall, Trump support, polls, incumbency... everything that mattered. They literally cucked the House away for no other reason than cowardice.

I honestly cannot get into their heads. (Probably a good sign for me.) My best guess: a gaggle of charming sociopaths that literally did not care about anything but their own personal fortunes. Every word out of their mouths wasn't even so much a lie as a lever.

Che Dolf wrote:Reminder: "'Diversity is our strength' traces back to a spring 1992 speech made by Vice President Dan Quayle." His chief of staff, nicknamed "Dan Quayle's brain," was Bill Kristol. I will assume Kristol is to blame for inflicting this idiotic phrase on us. Does he finally understand the damage he's done?

You say that as if he would care. Did you know that Obama was a huge disappointment to the left? All of what looked like strong principles turned out to be weak preferences, and so (from their perspective) he just fellated the banksters and golfed for 8 years while starving the DNC. Bill Kristol is the cuckservative Obama, but as a fat dweeb with neither the presence nor the cunning to realize his solipsistic fantasies.

DJT wrote:I would love for Trump to go to town with EOs, but those will leave the White House with him.

Drain the swamp. Lock her up. Build the wall. Deport them all.

Blogger Avalanche November 07, 2018 8:27 AM  

@49 "What clue? Neither party represents them, so they vote for whoever gives them more money."

No offense intended, Dark Lord, but .... isn't that very jewish of them?

I'm still struggling to swallow your answer that, to a long-ago comment of mine, that the nationalist israelis in israel continue to take the billions and billions of dollars their diaspora jews 'arrange' for Americans to 'give' to them. You wrote: "it's free money."

I suppose, in away, it's analogous to (many of) the White folks who refuse "charity" even when it's their own tax dollars returning to help them through a rough spot. We tend toward independence / rejection of dependence, rather than the govt teat.... even when it's our own money taken by force. Would this be the high-trust / low-trust gap?

Blogger Bradford Walker November 07, 2018 8:30 AM  

Yes, Q posted last night: https://qanon.pub/#2445 & https://qanon.pub/#2446

In short, the plan is to corral the Dems into the House and let them stew impotently while the Senate does the real work in Congress and Trump has the Executive working behind the scenes.

What is it that's said about the God-Emperor? Don't panic; he's got contingencies ready and they're activated now. I would not be surprised if he doesn't act before the weekend to force a news cycle shift to where he wants attention to go.

Blogger ZhukovG November 07, 2018 8:33 AM  

@Avalanche: It's very 'tribal' of them.

I respect a person's loyalty to their own nation.

I condemn the treason of my people towards mine.

Blogger VD November 07, 2018 8:33 AM  

No offense intended, Dark Lord, but .... isn't that very jewish of them?

No, it's not fucking Jewish! What the hell? You really have to get over your ludicrous obsession with Jews, Avalanche.

Every single group on the planet is smart enough to take free money when it is offered except a very small group of proud independent northern Europeans, who are also too stupid to figure out how to defend their own group interests. Which isn't exactly rocket science.

That's not something to be proud of. That's lamentable collective stupidity.

Would this be the high-trust / low-trust gap?

No, it's a pride gap. You don't think you need anyone else? Very well. You won't have anyone to come to your assistance when you need it and you'll be eliminated as soon as the barbarians come.

Blogger TheLiberatorOfBados November 07, 2018 8:35 AM  

@104 Exactly. While it sucks we lost the House, Trump didn't lose it as badly as Obama did in 2010. So it's pretty clear that Trump is actually more popular and liked at this point in time than Obummer was after two years into his presidency. Paul RINO and most of his ilk are also gone from the GOP now. This will allow Trump field younger and better candidates next time who won't be spineless wimps that people will want to actually vote for.

The good news is that with the Senate at 55 when Ginsburg croaks/retires we can replace her easily with another Constitutionalist and fix both the birthright citizenship thing and remove gun controls that way. And probably undo Roe v Way which would probably cause further meltdowns on the Left.

As someone else pointed here or elsewhere (can't remember), with his Senate gains, the Executive Branch just got a lot stronger, and he can now get rid of Sessions and Rosenstein and put pitbulls in the DOJ/FBI and start going after the rot in our government. I think that by itself will end up neutering the DNC even with the win in the House. They may be scared and bullied into complying with Trump's agenda. And that's also factoring in that the DNC is still split and at war with itself. This could give Tump opportunities to peel away at their ranks for certain things.

I think he'll do better with this result than people are expecting.

Blogger Atown November 07, 2018 8:36 AM  

Strategically, this is probably about the best outcome for Trump.
1) Trump will be able to blame the economic correction that's likely to happen in the next 2 years on the Democrat house.
2) Trump candidates outperformed the cucks. It should be a pretty clear signal to the GOP what platform is needed to win in 2020.
3) GOP picked up enough seats in the Senate that Trump shouldn't have to worry about a Democrat impeachment attempt even with a few cucks in the Senate selling out.
4) Trump can drop the pretense of working with the GOPe legislative. He will sign more executive orders and rely on the right wing courts he's been building.

Blogger Avalanche November 07, 2018 8:37 AM  

@58 "It is why those in power did not reward me as I would have been more of a cheerleader for Donald John if I was not under so much stress. You non donors added to this stress and the facts continued to be posted.
... ...by God's Grace, I was kept in poverty to expose the reality of this Pence situation"

?? Lame Cherry, whom I have always found unreadable, turns up (always was?) a narcissist (and some weird kind of Christian fanatic? Is s/he another crazy Christ?!): "no one gave me money, God didn't make sure people gave me money so it serves everyone right"?

Dienw if this is who you set your sails by... watch out for the edge of that flat Earth you're sailing on!

Blogger Crew November 07, 2018 8:37 AM  

President Trump has access to far more info than we have and thinks ahead ... so it seems to me he worked on the essentials and if he kept the House, that would have been a bonus.

When do the indictments get unsealed?

Blogger Avalanche November 07, 2018 8:38 AM  

OOPS. Sorry, Vox, didn't mean to touch the poop!

Blogger bob kuk mando ( a Putin volunteer on the Chink payroll, i have already tried to interfere in the US elections ) November 07, 2018 8:38 AM  

110. Avalanche November 07, 2018 8:27 AM
No offense intended, Dark Lord, but .... isn't that very jewish of them?


no.

Jews manipulate the financial system in order to have the money necessary to buy the votes they desire.

the proles who allow their votes to be purchased for gibmedats are the precise opposite.

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction November 07, 2018 8:43 AM  

Given that so many of them seem to be incompetent and, unlike the boomers starting around 1980, seem unwilling to change that,

I agree that we millennials by and large suck but boomers aren't competent.

Blogger Andrew F November 07, 2018 8:45 AM  

The suburban careerist women conserve nothing. Some want lower income taxes but then they give it all away on school and healthcare spending so they can live vicariously through their future astronaut/surgeon/CEO 1.8 kids.

Blogger Avalanche November 07, 2018 8:45 AM  

@67 "The media and the pollsters demoralized 40 House Republicans into retirement, completely ruining our incumbent advantage."

I thought TRUMP did that! The God Emperor laid out the oncoming storm and, just like the literally hundreds and hundreds of CEOs/CIOs/CFOs resigning in a rush,
'suddenly' alllll these Repubs in congress began lining up (and quickly too!) for the exit. It wasn't emotion (demoralization) that drove them off -- it was the threat of their CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS being made public that made them run, like the rats they are, off the sinking ship they were playing along with.

Blogger Hen November 07, 2018 8:48 AM  

OK. So take 20 or so minutes and go listen to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2dZ4q6JdQM&feature=em-uploademail
This is a discussion of how the cheating is done. It is a understandable to you white hat computer wizards. Please go listen.

Blogger VD November 07, 2018 8:51 AM  

Yes this is a black pill, but dark reality needs to be faced rather than believing in moronic platitudes and outright lies.

I don't permit black pillers and demoralizers to comment here. You're done here until you can get over your incessant pessimism, Gen. Kong.

Blogger Gen. Kong November 07, 2018 8:53 AM  

But, well, it was a slaughter of the Cuck faction pretty heavily, which is exactly why they lost. Hard to be Controlled Opposition when you have no power.

No, it's still quite possible. Look at the first two years of Obama. The so-called "opposition" party did a great job of not opposing his agenda. Obamacare is still in place.

Blogger Hen November 07, 2018 8:57 AM  

You can search by title on YouTube for American Intelligence Media: Foreign Election Meddling.

Blogger pyrrhus November 07, 2018 8:58 AM  

Florida turned blue permanently. Florida gave felons the right to vote in the next election. Since felons are approximately 84% of Florida's population, that's an overwhelming objection of democrat votes going forward.

Felons were voting already, no one checks these things...but probably not very interested in voting anyway.

Blogger CM November 07, 2018 8:58 AM  

Well, there was a theory of how Trump could use the FISA declassification in a political theater sort of way based on house scenarios.

Do we think that is still a possibility?

Blogger pyrrhus November 07, 2018 9:00 AM  

All in all, losing a bunch of cucks in the House, which never does anything anyway, is far more than compensated by a much stronger Senate, which gets to advise and consent to everything that matters. And Trump proved that his campaigning is dynamite...

Blogger Hammerli280 November 07, 2018 9:00 AM  

I'll count on having 55 Senators when all the votes are counted and the fraud countered. Both AZ and MT are within the margins of easy fraud.

My take is that things went a bit worse than I thought it would, but not by much. I was figuring on 20-25 House seats being lost, picking up 2-4 Senate seats. We might make the high end of that Senate range if both AZ and MT hold.

Tactically, it'll be interesting to see just how rabid the Dems get. They have a very long history of overplaying their hand.

Concur on the need for extensive action to eject the illegals. Because you can damned well bet they are voting by the millions. And yes, it does seem that politics in this nation are becoming more and more ethnic-oriented. It's not the first time, though. We saw the same sort of thing with Wave 5 immigration (1890-1925) and with Wave 4b (1845-1865 Irish). But it does open up opportunities.

In particular, I think we need to aggressively point out that we need an immigration holiday. A long one.

Blogger Jay in DC November 07, 2018 9:00 AM  

@91 CM- "I'm not quite certain what women are writing NYT editorials on combatting white privilege means selling your kids down the river, (probably the same ones who abort half their kids), but that isn't normal maternal behavior - even in the suburbs."


Nothing about any of this behavior is normal. This is why we repeatedly lose. I cannot wrap my mind around why it is so hard for people to grasp.

It may be purposeful obtuseness because truth is too painful, it may be that a certain type of people cannot understand total irrationality, or some other reason. I really don't care actually because the outcome is always the same.

Misunderstanding of what drives the lunacy, and poor decision making regarding what to do about it because you are always waiting for 'normal behavior.'

Suburban white women will virtue signal as loudly and proudly as their shitlib urbanite equivalents including when it comes to any potential future for their children, why?

Because you are dealing with a fanatical religion full of zealots. Die-versity is a cult and until you treat it as such you will be woefully unequipped to be of any use. How can you fight an enemy that you do not even fully comprehend?

Women have, quite literally, been murdered and raped at the altar of die-versity recently. That isn't 'normal' behavior. And in every case the surviving family members proudly virtue signaled that they aren't racist even in the most severe act of racial aggression perpetrated against them; murder.

Do you get it yet? More clear now? Or should I use a sledgehammer?

Blogger CM November 07, 2018 9:01 AM  

pyrrhus wrote:Florida turned blue permanently. Florida gave felons the right to vote in the next election. Since felons are approximately 84% of Florida's population, that's an overwhelming objection of democrat votes going forward.

Felons were voting already, no one checks these things...but probably not very interested in voting anyway.


Florida's amendment votes pissed me off. While I'm glad we passed housing exemption increase and the 2/3rds on raising taxes (that one was for Gillum), it feels like people just voted "Yes" across the board. They aren't consistent.

Blogger Damelon Brinn November 07, 2018 9:03 AM  

wow, the same 90% of blacks voted for the party that gives them shit

Yes, it's one thing for people to tell a pollster they approve of the president this week, but it's another thing to change their voting habits. I've known some elderly white people who voted D right up to the end because FDR. Add tribal loyalty to that, and it's just not going to change.

Blogger Hammerli280 November 07, 2018 9:03 AM  

I'll add that it's going to be amusing as hell to watch Trump ignore Democrat demands for information...because he'll cite Obama as an example. As THE example.

Blogger James Dixon November 07, 2018 9:04 AM  

Looks like even dh was low on the House, while I was completely wrong. Oh well, as I said, I had nothing to gain by offering a guess and it's not like I have a reputation for sterling predictions to protect.

Blogger Marc DuQuesne November 07, 2018 9:09 AM  

This is not a loss, or a draw.
The last time a president went +4 in the senate in a midterm was JFK. JFK also lost seats in the house.
That's the kind of popularity level Trump has in the real world.

Pray for his security detail.

Blogger Crew November 07, 2018 9:10 AM  

Yeah, I was wrong as well.

WaPoo had an article up saying Trump wanted to lose the house ... maybe he really does play 4D chess!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/11/04/could-losing-house-actually-help-trump/

Blogger Timmy3 November 07, 2018 9:11 AM  

A lot of Asian Republicans won in California including Young Kim that I voted for. Too bad Dana lost.

Blogger Crew November 07, 2018 9:13 AM  

How many non-citizens are registered to vote all over the country?

Seems like 100,000 in PA, and who knows how many in TX!

https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/26/lawsuit-100000-noncitizens-registered-vote-pa/

Blogger Damelon Brinn November 07, 2018 9:17 AM  

Well, there was a theory of how Trump could use the FISA declassification in a political theater sort of way based on house scenarios.

It seems like he could, but it also seems like releasing them *before* the election would have been even better, so I don't get the strategy in waiting.

Blogger Jack Ward November 07, 2018 9:19 AM  

@101 Yes. The indictments. That may be much more critical than can be imagined. Remember to trust the plan. What happens if the new house leader, the unequaled Pelosi, is indicted and sent to prison or the gallows? Along with whos knows how many others? Many seem to think Sessions needs firing. I think its probable Jeff Sessions has played his role superbly. Remember, over 60K indictments. And, the declass. Can it be that the election results were exactly what the GE wanted to happen? The next few weeks are going to interesting. And, does not the new house lineup does not take effect until sometime in Jan?

Blogger Damelon Brinn November 07, 2018 9:20 AM  

it's not like I have a reputation for sterling predictions to protect.

I'm 1-for-2 now against the professional guessers like 538. They pay a whole team of people to work full-time to come up with their guesses. I read /pol/ and a few blogs like this one. I think we're doing okay.

Blogger Br'er Shaygetz November 07, 2018 9:21 AM  

Alas...Q is an interesting mind game to keep those of us ever hopeful that we might see justice.

Having been sent to Facebook jail for the last 24 hours for quoting Nancy Pelosi, I see that I'm in for an interesting 2 years.

Q: Part o' duh plan, trust duh plan...you know, FISA an' all...

Right...

I knew going in that Trump was time, and that once that time ran out, anything goes...

Q: Trus...

Me: Shut up already...

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 9:23 AM  

Well, the voters have made clear that they do not want the Swamp drained; that no degree of corruption and criminality is too great; that they do not want the criminals prosecuted (well, not for real crimes, anyway); that the two-tiered "justice" system is A-OK; that the wall will never be built; that the "caravans" will not be stopped; that Antifa violence is A-OK; that, as I have often said, the US truly IS a gigantic Unitarian Sunday School from which there is no escape.

They kept showing poll figures last night, and 60-odd% said that they don't trust the govt, but roughly that same percentage said that the govt should "do more" and that roughly that same percentage should provide health insurance for the whole population (at least for the bien pensants). Comment would be superfluous.

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey November 07, 2018 9:23 AM  

It's okay, Vox, we knew going into this that you were a Minnesota Vikings fan and therefore procliven towards strange and excitable interludes. (jk)


An election upshot is my state (Virginia) is now decidedly blue. That happened fast. I do not expect any GOP representation again in the area where I live, or anywhere around it, for the foreseeable future if ever. I'm thinking about the calculus of counter-invasion, counter-infiltration. If you have to be a Democrat to win in an given area, then run as a Democrat, it would seem. And as a voter, if the area insists on electing Democrat, then vote Democrat especially in the primaries. Vote to disrupt them if nothing else (Republicans in California should ALL have voted for Kevin De Leon against powerful incumbent Feinstein in my estimation). Take a page from the more effective tactics of our SJW enemy. Infiltrate. Sow chaos.


It strikes me that America today ironically is reverting to the social tumult and wilderness we used to associate with the Wild West. Instead of a hodge-podge of Indians, Mexicans, outlaws, homesteaders and townsfolk jumbled up all over the frontier, we've got similar vibrancy and lawlessness run amok throughout. Formerly it took determination and no small amount of will to impose the mos majorum of white Anglo-Saxon Protestantism upon the wild society and forge a nation.


Today only a few out-of-fashion academics can reliably be counted upon to know what a mos majorum is, it seems. So the prospects don't look that favorable for new taming, at least not anytime soon. No chances are it's going to get a lot worse before it … gets worse.

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 9:25 AM  

@1:

I'd like to believe that Trump would simply ignore congressional subpoenas just as the criminals have been doing, but he won't. And he will obey the court order to admit the caravan(s).

Blogger Gen. Kong November 07, 2018 9:26 AM  

I don't permit black pillers and demoralizers to comment here. You're done here until you can get over your incessant pessimism, Gen. Kong.

... and here I was trying to tone it down some for this audience. I think Garuna basically got it right. The Republicans are more to blame for their losses than anything else. Trump's campaigning was clearly effective for those races he spent the time on. This might also explain the pickup of seats in the senate, which is definitely contra what went down in the house. Steve Sailer gave the Republicans superb advice well over a dozen years ago. Will they take it??

Blogger Br'er Shaygetz November 07, 2018 9:27 AM  

Alas...Q is an interesting mind game to keep those of us ever hopeful that we might see justice.

Having been sent to Facebook jail for the last 24 hours for quoting Nancy Pelosi, I see that I'm in for an interesting 2 years.

Q: Part o' duh plan, trust duh plan...you know, FISA an' all...

Right...

I knew going in that Trump was time, and that once that time ran out, anything goes...

Q: Trus...

Me: Shut up already...

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 9:27 AM  

@4:

Exactly. Ditto.

Blogger pyrrhus November 07, 2018 9:27 AM  

Looks like McSally has won...Tester race getting closer, look out for fraud on the Rez...

Blogger Johnny November 07, 2018 9:29 AM  

>>Trump was subverted from within his own party. Those 40 retirees were not by chance... I winder what it was; fear of being outed as democrats when votes on the wall came up, moral outrage that the things they promised their voters might actually come to pass, or "I got mine.

My take on human nature is that it is around 80% or better "I got mine." To justify that, they reach out to the things that are more noble but less motivating and then rationalize their selfish behavior with that.

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 9:31 AM  

@12:

Bother Texas & Arizona. Look at *Georgia* and *Mississippi*!!

Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.

Blogger Damelon Brinn November 07, 2018 9:33 AM  

An election upshot is my state (Virginia) is now decidedly blue.

Democrats completely rule Illinois now too. I'm hoping that means they will finally run themselves out of money and stop paying the bills and shut down state services. They've promised that for years, but keep letting us down.

Blogger Alphaeus November 07, 2018 9:33 AM  

"...60-odd% said that they don't trust the govt, but roughly that same percentage said that the govt should "do more" and that roughly that same percentage should provide health insurance for the whole population (at least for the bien pensants). Comment would be superfluous."

The reason for this disconnect is because people's heads are up their rear end, and people got excrementy excrement for brains. The worst case of this syndrome is where I live, in Gruberfornia, but nobody is completely immune to the effects of the saturating barrage of propaganda, brainwashing, and mind control that the Globalists subject us to.

The situation is not hopeless, because with God all things are possible, but the first step to fixing the problem is being honest about what it is, and what it is is a state of retardation induced by mass hypnotism coming from academia, the media, and everywhere else that has any influence on the human mind.

The point of the brainwashing has not been to inculcate particular beliefs, not at the outset. First, the mind has to be turned in to useless mush, then it can be implanted with whatever the demon infested Globalist wants to put there.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 07, 2018 9:34 AM  

Right on Jay in DC. You could also mention that if we discredited the word "racist" we would do more for these white suburban women than all of our decades of tough talk combined.

But our intellectuals love to join in on the voodooo talk of ists, isms and phobias.

Blogger Johnny November 07, 2018 9:36 AM  

@78
>>I don't understand the theory that Trump *couldn't* fire Sessions before but suddenly after the midterms he can.

He could always have fired Sessions, he just couldn't do it without taking a political hit. Plus amid the firestorm after firing Sessions, it would have been unlikely he could get somebody better through the Senate. Trump's power to get somebody much more aggressive than Sessions is now much enhanced. If there is a fun part in the next two years, this is the likely area. While the Democrats in the House thrash about with charges that are largely untrue, Trump can expect some real prosecutions followed by jail time for the malefactors.

Blogger Last Redoubt November 07, 2018 9:38 AM  

I was surprised by the SC1 results but in retrospect, should not have been. Yes, it is a place that regularly voted "R" for the US rep even if they overall voted blue - a very purple county. This time they lost the incumbent advantage, and an early sign was the number of ladies in the area referring to Arrington as "crazy Katie". Even the supposed conservatives in the area don't like Trump or his "boorishness" - cucks.

But it still galls because Cunningham ran on a "lowcountry over party" tag, but you look at his actual policy positions and outside of uttering the words "I'm pro 2A" before completely undermining it, he's a down the line democrat, to the left of center of them, even.

It's pretty common to see politicans lie about their positions, but to tell the truth about their positions yet lie about being a principled man who'd go against their party despite not holding a single position in conflict? Damn, that'z brazen.

Blogger Raggededge November 07, 2018 9:38 AM  

@Mr Darcy, Mississippi is deceiving, there were 2 Rs on the ballot, The runoff is going to be a slaughter for the Rs.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 07, 2018 9:38 AM  

Last post I promise since I want to take my mountain bike out for some mileage. If you want to see what a CivNat meltdown looks like and what some of you mirror go thru James Woods' twitter posts of the last couple of hours.

Nice man who put his rep on the line, but left utterly defenseless by CivNat nothingness and now left to face the loons and their voodoo curses of ists, isms and phobias.

Blogger Barberquer November 07, 2018 9:39 AM  

"@38 Hardly. The Dems narrow control of the House can't compensate for the much strengthened Rep Senate, with its stranglehold over appointments....The real government in the FUSA is the courts and bureaucracy, and Trump can appoint a lot of them."

This is the wrong message to take from the election. Trump has successfully appointed judges for the last two years with ease. There had been no way for Dems to stop these nominations. That continues and it was clear it would continue because while it was a very faint hope among Dems that they might defend their senate seats that were up, non one including RCP or Nate Silver gave Dems much of a chance at all to take the Senate.

The clear message from the election is that everything going forward in national politics will be about 1) House investigations and 2) the 2020 elections. Trump can no longer pretend to have a viable legislative agenda since nothing can pass through the House. That means: No new tax cuts, no funding for boarder wall, no conservative immigration reform, nothing.

It's very similar to what Obama faced after 2010. Very little got done after 2010.

Trump administration cabinet members and staffers are also screwed. They all need to lawyer up in a way they didn't necessarily have to for the past two years and this is going to be very expensive for them. You're going to see LOTS of staffers leaving the administration just to get out of the way of the House investigations.

Blogger John November 07, 2018 9:39 AM  

The GE did not make it this far to let something as petty as a minor Democrat victory slow him down. He has skin in the game now. He has no golden parachute.

Whether he takes the gloves off now, or not, there is no reason to not trust the plan. The lefties will only continue to push white moderates over the edge. Trumpslide 2020 is still on schedule.

For all the whiners, if you are not funding the culture war (aka, Arkhaven/Castalia/Voxiversity), do politely shut the fuck up. America will not be uncucked in a day.

Blogger Gen. Kong November 07, 2018 9:42 AM  

An election upshot is my state (Virginia) is now decidedly blue. That happened fast. I do not expect any GOP representation again in the area where I live, or anywhere around it, for the foreseeable future if ever. I'm thinking about the calculus of counter-invasion, counter-infiltration. If you have to be a Democrat to win in an given area, then run as a Democrat, it would seem. And as a voter, if the area insists on electing Democrat, then vote Democrat especially in the primaries. Vote to disrupt them if nothing else (Republicans in California should ALL have voted for Kevin De Leon against powerful incumbent Feinstein in my estimation). Take a page from the more effective tactics of our SJW enemy. Infiltrate. Sow chaos.

This is the kind of out-of-the-box thinking that is needed. I can think of one example where this kind of infiltration strategy might be effective but there are no doubt others. Fake news and Pedowood have for years portrayed big-business as the bad guys. That's not entirely untrue as they by and large are evil: SJWs and really in favor of funding all the abominations of the left. The SJW rank-and-file are generally ignorant of who gives them all the free money they bathe in, so using anti-corporatist / anti-globalist arguments might get one a footing with the brainless virtue-signaling female voters. Ditto for being against foreign wars and interventions everywhere around the globe. It's the Chamber of Commerce cucks whose endless betrayals have resulted in this mess. This could afford one a chance to attack and undermine the enemy's resource base with the active support of the enemy's foot soldiers.

Blogger VD November 07, 2018 9:45 AM  

... and here I was trying to tone it down some for this audience.

Not enough, obviously. I've had a "no demoralizers" rule here since 2015. You pessimists never seem to grasp that you are quite literally doing the other side's work.

You're the exact opposite of the men at the Alamo, much less the legendary Chesty Puller.

"We're surrounded. They've got us where they want us. We can't win. We're all going to die. Hey, that's just the black pill, dark reality. Better accept it."

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 9:48 AM  

@41:

That's right--as far as it goes. But what good are courts when there is no law? When the majority of the voters have given their stamp of approval for unbridled corruption and criminality? When they have gladly confirmed the acceptability--the permanent acceptability--of the two-tiered "justice" system? Courts? So what? Hell, the Dems in Congress and the FBI (those who have sworn an oath) don't even bother to obey subpoenas. Trump could do that, but he won't. Nor will he defy the court when it orders him to admit the caravans. ALL of them. Judicial appointments? Meh.


Blogger James Dixon November 07, 2018 9:50 AM  

> That's actually progress...

Yes. It's normally closer to 95%.

> Now, it is going to be a fox hunt and Trump is the fox and little of his agenda will be fulfilled.

Sit back watch how a master showman plays the game, grasshopper. You ain't seen nothing yet.

> Immediately after the results were known a long queue of white males of all ages formed in front of the Russian embassy to ask for asylum in Russia...

Heh. The other Fox news headline on their page besides election coverage? This one:
https://www.foxnews.com/us/woman-finds-her-diamond-before-proposal-and-ring-shames-herself

> I am afraid that we aren't going to win the fight for Western Civilization at the ballot box.

That was a given, unfortunately.

> This could conceivably be good news. Looks to me like, if Trump wants to get anything constructive done he’s going to have to govern like a democrat, ie by executive fiat.

"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."

If the dem's continue to play their game the way they've been playing it, it will be open war between the House and the Executive.

Which means you can kiss a Congressional budget good bye. Which means Trump shuts down the government (for real this time) and governs largely by executive order. He won't have any choice in the matter.

This means ordering the army to build the wall on the basis of national security. Oh, and please note that the Federal Appeals Courts can probably be declared non-essential personnel and sent home in a full government shutdown.

> Either they'll have to cooperate with Trump on some issues. Or they'll lose in 2020.

They'll be out in 2020 either way. The Democratic leadership will tolerate no dissent.

> What will the market think? Will it tank?

Nah. Not in gridlock situation. That's normally the best environment for businesses.

> So a Purple Wave, not a Blue or Red one, since both sides gained something.

Pretty much, yes.

This isn't a best case situation, but it's far from a worst case one.

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 9:51 AM  

@47:

True, but WHY should there even BE a runoff in Mississippi? The Dem was a jigaboo, for Heaven's sake!

Blogger Blaidd November 07, 2018 9:51 AM  

GithYankee wrote:Vote With Your Feet

Eventually there's no where left to run.

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 9:54 AM  

@57

Thread winner.

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey November 07, 2018 10:04 AM  

A look at the Associated Press exit polling from yesterday showed the number one issue to voters was health care (26%) followed by immigration (23%). If true this helps explain the Democrat's gains.

How to crack the health care nut? One of the very dangerous things about health care is that politically the issue establishes a 'Race To Profligacy' that by design favors the Left. Once politicized health care is trivially demagogued and difficult to reform. Victory on the argument devolves to the question of who will give away more. This issue will go a long way to manufacture UK Tories out of US Republicans. And we're stuck with Obamacare now thanks to McConnell, Ryan, McCain, et al.

The right must get health care costs down. Not through subsidies or redistributions, I mean get the actual costs down. Trump would do very well to start clubbing the medical monopolies from the bully pulpit. Club them like seals, health care pricing is so whacked in this country, much of it artificial and much of it sustained and protected by idiotic governmental policies.

Blogger OneWingedShark November 07, 2018 10:04 AM  

JACIII wrote:I'm leaning to 'B' with a sprinkling of 'C'. Rinos are disgusted by normal hard working Americans and the thought of actually working toward fulfilling the will of normal Americans is abhorrent to them.
This is the best description of them I've read in a while.

Dominik K. wrote:I suspect fraud with dead people voting and illegals and more tricks...
This is a problem that needs dealt with, brutally and with "violence of action" so swiftly that they won't believe their own destruction.

GithYankee wrote:Note Texas. There is a barely a white person within 200 miles of the "border", all of those counties are 90% or higher hispanic. Whatever the republicans gained or held in the south, they will lose in the next ten years. If you're a white person living in a <80% white state, you are literally feeding your replacements just by paying taxes there.
Texas is the Republican Party of the states: all talk & no action, all hat & no cattle. They talk a big game, but when the chips are down they cuck -- remember the "border crisis" a few years back? The TX governor HAS the full authority to call up the national guard with orders to kill illegals crossing the border, period... but instead he activated them for a "display purposes only" PR stunt.

VD wrote:I am afraid that we aren't going to win the fight for Western Civilization at the ballot box.

We aren't. Deal with it. That option vanished in 1965.

It's going to come down to the A-10/M109 option, the only questions are when and how hard. It seems to me that the least bloody way would be the most interesting in terms of politics and nationalism, but "absolute political suicide" according to the average American's way of thinking:
(1) Deploy the army and navy to secure the borders and coasts, authorizing lethal force.
(2) Declare a state of invasion, citing the real statistics of foreign nationals in the US.
(3) Simultaneously besiege the 5 biggest sanctuary cities, cutting their power and denying all traffic into while letting only citizens leave, apprehending the illegals.
(4) The knee-jerk outcry of the news, judiciary, and house/senate would be amazing and energetic -- until you started arresting them all for the literal Treason of giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the States.

Blogger Gen. Kong November 07, 2018 10:07 AM  

Not enough, obviously. I've had a "no demoralizers" rule here since 2015. You pessimists never seem to grasp that you are quite literally doing the other side's work.

You're the exact opposite of the men at the Alamo, much less the legendary Chesty Puller.

"We're surrounded. They've got us where they want us. We can't win. We're all going to die. Hey, that's just the black pill, dark reality. Better accept it."


I can see why you would say that. Criticism accepted. Believe it or not, it's certainly not my intention or purpose to do the other side's work for them. Rather than "We can't win. We're all going to die. Hey, that's just the black pill, dark reality. Better accept it". (That's just total despair after all) it's meant to be something more along the line of "This isn't working. We need to rethink our strategy here." I'll try to add this in to make it more obvious in the future when discussing negative events. And yes there are times when one just has to fight to the end regardless - as those at the Alamo did.

Blogger dh November 07, 2018 10:08 AM  

That's the kind of popularity level Trump has in the real world.

This is really delusional. Trump is popular in Red States. Democrats were defending a lot of Red State seats - North Dakota, Missouri, Montana, Indiana - these are red states that previously had Democratic Senators when they shouldn't have.

The two big wins in the Senate were Florida, which is a legit purple state, and Arizona, which is also purple. Those are wins that Trump should gloat about, he probably personally carried Florida over the line with two rollicking rallies in Florida over the last week.

Everything else - if you just drop the bullshit - is reversion to the mean - 2012 was a wave year for Democrats - Obama won re-election against a crappy GOP candidate, and gained or retained many seats in the Senate that the Democrats didn't have any business claiming - among them IN, MO, MT, ND, and FL. Those gains have all been undone today, which is solid, but isn't moving forward. If you think holding a Senate seat in TX by 2 points and winning a seat in MO or MT is "winning", you are just out to lunch.

When you look at other results - Republicans lost 7 or 8 Governorships. That's a big deal.

And probably most importantly - the Rust Belt - stretching from Pennsylvania, to Michigan, to Wisconsin, all went full Democratic, across the board. That's governors, senate, and House. Those are *the* states that Trump flipped to give him the 2016 election. I didn't call any of those three correctly in 2016, to my dismay. And they all tacked hard-leftward. Scott Walker lost in Wisconsin.

So the bottom line, from what I see is: white women went very soft on Trump in the suburbs, while he retained or increased his support with white suburban men in those same districts. Minorities didn't turn out at Obama-era levels, which they won't in most cases, which is a huge loss for Democrats. But minorities and minority backed candidates did destroy the GOP in House races, netting huge losses in places where the GOP has usually been strong. On the State level, the GOP retrenched deeply in many states, losing control of State Houses and Governors seats in all regions - South, Midwest, Northeast, West, and Southwest.

Additionally, Pres. Trump is now a lame duck. He will be subject to an endless series of investigations and harassment, and is personally in jeopardy from the deep state/special prosecutors at the DOJ.

The only silver lining for Trump is that he can fire whoever he wants and the Senate is likely to approve his replacements quickly and without much fuss. The obstructionist tactics in the Senate came home to roost, as did the bad optics and behavior or Democratic Senators in recent judicial hearings.

Blogger Damelon Brinn November 07, 2018 10:10 AM  

Anyone who plays sports knows that you go into every game confident that you can (will?) win, but sometimes you're going to lose. That means after an unexpected loss there's a process you go through. You try to figure out where you went wrong, so you can correct it for next time. You look for silver linings, things you did right that you can build on next time. You do all this not just to make the team better, but to restore your confidence for the next game. If you sit around the locker room muttering about dark realities, you'll just keep getting your ass kicked.

In politics, people turn that upside-down: you're supposed to be pessimistic unless it's an absolute sure bet. Otherwise, you might make a positive prediction and look silly. That's not so bad, really.

Blogger Remo - Vile Faceless Minion #99 November 07, 2018 10:10 AM  

Most of the "army" consists of hood rats and latinos now so I doubt they'll help you do much of anything on this list. Special forces could be useful but they're aren't enough of them to make a difference. The only solution is to cut off food supplies to the big cities and begin starving the dark skinned diversity. When they depart in droves to loot, rape and pillage block the roads and declare free fire zones. Until the black plague is wiped clean you won't have the country back it was meant for English natives not Somalis etc.

Blogger James Dixon November 07, 2018 10:11 AM  

> WaPoo had an article up saying Trump wanted to lose the house...

If the Washington Post said the sky was blue I'd have to go check to be sure.

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 10:15 AM  

#115 said,

"Strategically, this is probably about the best outcome for Trump.
1) Trump will be able to blame the economic correction that's likely to happen in the next 2 years on the Democrat house."

Exactly.

Blogger Damelon Brinn November 07, 2018 10:15 AM  

the number one issue to voters was health care (26%) followed by immigration (23%). If true this helps explain the Democrat's gains.

That's true, even though the D message was, "If you don't like your health care, give us a second crack at it." Some beliefs are very durable, like the one that says Republicans represent big business (Big Pharma) and Democrats care about sick people. I agree, the best way for Republicans to win on health care is to reduce its costs one way or another to drop it out of that #1 spot.

Blogger MikeCLT November 07, 2018 10:19 AM  

Time for Trump to pay back the cucks by executive order prohibiting federal agencies from meeting with former congressmen for 5-10 years after they leave Congress. No more big money gigs for them in DC.
Drain the swamp. I think Fauxcohantas has a similar bill in the Senate. A bipartisan reaming of the cucks.

Blogger Damelon Brinn November 07, 2018 10:20 AM  

WaPoo had an article up saying Trump wanted to lose the house

I very much doubt that. Holding the House after clearing out a bunch of GOPe hacks would have been better. But that doesn't mean there aren't silver linings, or that he can't make lemonade. It's possible that the White House looked at their own internals and saw that the House couldn't be held with so many ex-R seats up for grabs, and that's why they went heavy on rallies for Senate races instead.

Blogger VD November 07, 2018 10:22 AM  

it's meant to be something more along the line of "This isn't working. We need to rethink our strategy here." I'll try to add this in to make it more obvious in the future when discussing negative events.

Use "what if" approaches. "WHAT IF Trump doesn't do X? What is our backup plan?" That's not demoralizing. "Trump WILL NEVER DO X. You are wrong to believe, wrong to trust, and wrong to hope!" That's demoralizing.

Learn the difference.

Blogger Tars Tarkusz November 07, 2018 10:22 AM  

Given the non-stop 24/7 negative press for the Republicans, that it wasn't far worse is itself a victory.

I have never bought that any of these other elections were a referendum on Trump. This was a referendum on Congress and especially the House. Among their many failures was refusing to fund the wall. They also refused to fix the ACA. But what they didn't ignore was their donor's tax plan. The Senate can keep approving judges. From what I have heard, there are literal hundreds of judicial appointments which still need Senate approval.

Blogger Gen. Kong November 07, 2018 10:23 AM  

Sherwood family wrote:

I am afraid that we aren't going to win the fight for Western Civilization at the ballot box. Which is fine. We've tried that and our enemies brought in outsiders to swamp us. What's done is done. Now we have to begin the process of undoing it in other ways.

Yes. The ballot-box option was ultimately closed via the 1965 law, which was of course the whole plan. The was the obvious result of the vote last night. Constitution delenda est. Time to move on. What are some other ways it can be undone? That's a far more interesting discussion by the way.

Blogger David Ray Milton November 07, 2018 10:25 AM  

Goal: Win more of the white vote in 2020.

Tactic: GE needs to keep pushing the Overton Window to the right. If whites insist on voting on muh principles, as opposed to group interests, than they must be shown that the leftist ideology will not only destroy white people, but also all of their "Progress."

Furthermore, I think that the Right severely underestimates how important the environmental issues are to the young voters who are being brain-washed in Leftist universities. I have employed hundreds of white suburban kids over the past several years in the hospitality industry. A lot of them, to my surprise, are already becoming racially aware by the minority antics on the national stage as well as on their own college campuses (not to mention their underperformance at those universities). However, the one thing that the kids are most passionate about is taking care of the Earth. It might be good to expand that Overton Window a bit by talking about how climate change is motivated far more by political ideology (world government) than it is by actual scientific concern. If we have to win whites over on ideology, it might be a useful tactic.

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 10:29 AM  

@154:

Oh, no, things are not hopeless. Not by a long shot. But we now have a clearer idea of how bad things really are AND, perhaps more to the point (since we pretty much already knew how bad things are), who the heretofore unnoticed enemies are. Of course MPAI; that's hardly a recent discovery. But it turns out that they are even more idiotic than I had thought--and that's really sayin' somethin'.

God grant that Trump will defy any and all subpoenas. And court orders.

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 10:32 AM  

#156 said,
"While the Democrats in the House thrash about with charges that are largely untrue, Trump can expect some real prosecutions followed by jail time for the malefactors."

"'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wish'd." But I ain't holdin' my breath. These suburban white "college-educated" (!) womyn don't want any unpleasantness. And they vote.

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 10:35 AM  

@158:

Thanks for that! It's a relief. I didn't know that. I was thunderstruck. Thanks again.

Blogger Garuna November 07, 2018 10:35 AM  

The last time a president went +4 in the senate in a midterm was JFK

Yeah, it's pretty impressive.

The Senate Republicans have benefited greatly due to closer association with Trump. Especially after Kavanaugh. We know that in 2020 we'll get our majority to at least 55 because the seat Roy Moore lost will come back. If Trump repeats a 2018-like performance, we'll get pretty close to that supermajority. Maybe even reach it.

Blogger James Dixon November 07, 2018 10:37 AM  

> However, the one thing that the kids are most passionate about is taking care of the Earth.

So the lie of global warming needs to be exposed and thoroughly debunked? That seems doable.

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 10:44 AM  

#170 said:

"(1) Deploy the army and navy to secure the borders and coasts, authorizing lethal force.
(2) Declare a state of invasion, citing the real statistics of foreign nationals in the US.
(3) Simultaneously besiege the 5 biggest sanctuary cities, cutting their power and denying all traffic into while letting only citizens leave, apprehending the illegals.
(4) The knee-jerk outcry of the news, judiciary, and house/senate would be amazing and energetic -- until you started arresting them all for the literal Treason of giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the States."

Excellent ideas! First rate!

Blogger Garuna November 07, 2018 10:47 AM  

Now that the election is over, I absolutely don't give a shit about optics for the next year and a half. Trump should have those caravan migrants killed.

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 10:49 AM  

@74:

ALSO great ideas.

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 10:52 AM  

@177:

The biggest mistake that the GOP--and Trump--made was even trying to "fix" Obamacare. That was totally owned by the Dems b/c it passed without a single GOP vote, so Trump should have let it crash and burn rather than trying to fix it. But he actually cared about Obamacare's victims. Nevertheless a mistake.

Blogger 351wsl November 07, 2018 10:53 AM  

@17
DJT wrote:Listening to the Gov-elect of Indiana drone on Fox about healing the country and coming together was inane. He and all new Republican officials will need to learn fast, it's not that country anymore.

Not sure what you listened to, but you didn't listen to a Governor-elect of Indiana. Holcomb was elected in 2016 and isn't up for re-election until 2020.

Blogger Mr Darcy November 07, 2018 10:56 AM  

I think he means the new Senator. Braun, is it?

Blogger chronoblip November 07, 2018 11:05 AM  

Jay in DC wrote:Nothing about any of this behavior is normal. This is why we repeatedly lose. I cannot wrap my mind around why it is so hard for people to grasp.

It may be purposeful obtuseness because truth is too painful, it may be that a certain type of people cannot understand total irrationality, or some other reason. I really don't care actually because the outcome is always the same.

Misunderstanding of what drives the lunacy, and poor decision making regarding what to do about it because you are always waiting for 'normal behavior.'


SJWs aren't the only ones that project.

As a recovering moron wholly invested in "muh dialectic", I am intimately familiar with how easy it is to do this, with deleterious results.

If I can be convinced by rational discourse, or just believe that I can, then I will default to thinking others will as well. People keep trying to point to facts and data because that's what would work for them, not because of what would actually work for the people they're trying to communicate with.

That's part of the "magic" of persuasion, the ability to see past yourself to say or do what would actually produce results.

The circumstance is perhaps similar to a divorced parent trying to buy their children nice things to assuage their guilt for having made such poor life choices, without ever actually apologizing for them. They don't really care about how they are spoiling their children, they're just doing what makes them feel better, and that's all the justification they need.

Time preference failures, as Vox has discussed at length.

And so it is the same type of issue with CivNats and other cucks, in that they'll gladly do what feels good in the moment, but are largely unconcerned as to what the actual consequences would be, even going so far as to undermine anything or anyone which would accurately predict the natural consequences of their choices to ensure that the blame never falls on them.

Jesus the Christ is the only source of genuine and reliable hope.

People can't break their own narcissism, and thanks to technology, mankind has become more powerful than ever, able to sustain fantasies longer than ever, and is more convinced than ever that God has finally been overthrown once and for all.

Historic Israel was repeatedly judged by God, disciplined because God cared about their future. How fortunate would we be that God would choose to discipline Western Civilization as well, instead of just abandoning us to our own sinful desires?

Those without hope for the future, who recoil from struggle and correction, betray where their faith is really placed. Those who have hope through faith in Jesus Christ always have reasons to look forward to tomorrow, to be thankful for today, even if the world is falling apart around them.

Blogger Gen. Kong November 07, 2018 11:08 AM  

David Ray Milton wrote:

Goal: Win more of the white vote in 2020.

Tactic: GE needs to keep pushing the Overton Window to the right. If whites insist on voting on muh principles, as opposed to group interests, than they must be shown that the leftist ideology will not only destroy white people, but also all of their "Progress."

Furthermore, I think that the Right severely underestimates how important the environmental issues are to the young voters who are being brain-washed in Leftist universities. I have employed hundreds of white suburban kids over the past several years in the hospitality industry. A lot of them, to my surprise, are already becoming racially aware by the minority antics on the national stage as well as on their own college campuses (not to mention their underperformance at those universities). However, the one thing that the kids are most passionate about is taking care of the Earth. It might be good to expand that Overton Window a bit by talking about how climate change is motivated far more by political ideology (world government) than it is by actual scientific concern. If we have to win whites over on ideology, it might be a useful tactic.


Sailer's strategy (given to Repubs over a dozen years ago) is to make the R-party exactly what the fake-news accuses it of being: the white party.

In rhetorical matters, Trump as actually done an amazing job of shifting the overton window. This is something you have to give him credit for. He should now follow it up with serious action. He no longer has to earn the 'cooperation' of the Paul Ryan GOPe who managed to lose the house thanks in large part to their own fecklessness last night. The opportunity is ripe for real action. We need to look beyond Trump though as he's a civic nationalist who can only go so far for emotional reasons.

Environmental issues are not unimportant. As with so many other things this is an area where the left has captured the field thanks to the Chamber of Commerce cucks. The D's have betrayed the environment in a serious way with their endorsement of open borders. Mexican gangs operate meth-plants in national forests which pollute in far more destructive ways that Chinese chemical factories with total impunity in D strongholds like CA. Organ-pipe national monument in AZ is a trash-pit thanks to the invading armies of aliens and their human traffickers. These are issues which could be used to appeal to the suburban white voters which have been ignored because the Chamber of Commerce cucks like the open borders for cheap labor to socialize their costs and privatize the profits. This is the type of thing even an honest civic nationalist could get behind.

Blogger Garuna November 07, 2018 11:08 AM  

The biggest mistake that the GOP--and Trump--made was even trying to "fix" Obamacare. That was totally owned by the Dems b/c it passed without a single GOP vote, so Trump should have let it crash and burn rather than trying to fix it. But he actually cared about Obamacare's victims. Nevertheless a mistake.

Trump wanted to do tax cuts in his first 100 days. He thought it'd be a quick and easy win to build momentum. Then he wanted to do infrastructure and other doable wins.

In retrospect, Congress should've just obeyed the God Emperor and his instincts.

Because that faggot Paul Ryan convinced Trump to do Obamacare first. And that disaster ruined the entire GOP's momentum for the rest of the year. Then Democrats took the high ground on the issue. According to polls, healthcare was one of the top issues for midterm voters and they favored Democrats now.

Also, he directly cost us several seats in NJ by screwing those people in the tax bill.

Fuck Paul Ryan. I hope the next BernieBro shooter gets him. He'd be more useful as a martyr than he's been alive.

Blogger Alphaeus November 07, 2018 11:11 AM  

"If I can be convinced by rational discourse, or just believe that I can, then I will default to thinking others will as well. People keep trying to point to facts and data because that's what would work for them, not because of what would actually work for the people they're trying to communicate with.That's part of the "magic" of persuasion, the ability to see past yourself to say or do what would actually produce results."

Instead of telling people to their face that they are idiots, I try to make the point indirectly by explaining how modern brainwashing technique works, that the procedure is to first turn the subject's mind to confused mush, and then after that any idiotic idea can be implanted in the unthinking mush that the Globalists want planted there.
It's a excruciating to wait for them to figure out for themselves that they have been turned in to idiots as a result of this diabolical process, so if anyone has any ideas on how to speed up the process I'd love to hear it.

Blogger Crew November 07, 2018 11:12 AM  

Hmmm, so there two months and a bit before the new House takes its seat, and maybe GEOTUS has some dirt on some of those people.

I am sure he was prepared for all eventualities.

Blogger Jill Domschot November 07, 2018 11:13 AM  

This might be the first election day that I went to bed without even looking at the results.

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