TRUMP SAYS DRAIN THE SWAMP AND DEMOCRATS STAND FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT STATUS QUO …
If you ever want to know why Democrats lost the 2016 elections one has to look no further than how they have handled themselves following the election. Yesterday, in a closed door vote, House Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) 134 votes to 63. After Democrats got hammered in the 2016 elections seeing them lose the White House to Donald Trump, continue to be in the minority in the House and Senate, lose governorship’s and state house elections, the party that refuses to listen to the people opted to keep Pelosi and her top lieutenants, Reps. Steny Hoyer (MD) and Jim Clyburn (SC). This is just remarkable. The Democrat party is no longer the party of the middle class and blue collar people, its the party of the power elite who are so far out of touch with the American people. Democrats in Washington appear to like the swamp and just voted back in the establishment just after a referendum election against the establishment. Just how clueless is the Democrat party, the GOP is certainly rejoicing.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a closed-door vote prompted largely by Donald Trump’s unlikely ascension to the White House.
Pelosi got 134 votes to Ryan’s 63 — winning 68 percent of the votes after declaring before the election that she had the support of two-thirds of the caucus. The victory sends a message that while there’s a growing appetite for major changes in the party’s leadership structure and messaging tactics, it’s not strong enough to loosen Pelosi’s grip on a liberal-heavy group that’s rarely challenged her authority.
Ryan and his supporters had argued that the Democrats’ grim performance in this year’s elections — the latest in a string of cycles planting Republicans firmly in the majority — was a clear signal that Pelosi’s leadership strategy has failed to attract the broad coalition of voters required to return the Speaker’s gavel to the Democrats’ hands.
The critics pointed, in particular, to the party’s alienation of the middle-class Rust Belt workers, who flocked to Trump and secured victories for a long list of vulnerable Republicans down the ballot. Ryan, who represents an Ohio manufacturing district that’s struggled to keep pace with globalization and rebound from the Great Recession, said he was the right fit to make inroads with those voters.
Most Democrats disagreed, opting to keep Pelosi and her top lieutenants — Reps. Steny Hoyer (Md.) and Jim Clyburn (S.C.) — in charge of efforts to improve the party’s fortunes heading into the 2018 midterm elections.
WASN’T IT THE LEFT THAT WAS BELLYACHING THAT TRUMP WAS NOT GOING TO ACCEPT THE OUTCOME OF THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?
Remember when prior to the election the LEFT and Hillary Clinton lost their minds when Donald Trump stated that he would withhold judgement as to whether he would accept the results of the election in case their was fraud? Now, the Libs in just another example of hypocrisy are questioning the election and want to challenge the vote count in three swing states without any proof what-so-ever of voter fraud. They just are speculating because how else could Trump have won. UNREAL. The Clinton campaign is actually considering this.
Of course I said I would agree to the will of the people’s vote, that was before I lost
Hillary Clinton is being urged by a group of prominent computer scientists and election lawyers to call for a recount in three swing states won by Donald Trump, New York has learned. The group, which includes voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz and J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, believes they’ve found persuasive evidence that results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked. The group is so far not speaking on the record about their findings and is focused on lobbying the Clinton team in private.
Last Thursday, the activists held a conference call with Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and campaign general counsel Marc Elias to make their case, according to a source briefed on the call. The academics presented findings showing that in Wisconsin, Clinton received 7 percent fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic-voting machines compared with counties that used optical scanners and paper ballots. Based on this statistical analysis, Clinton may have been denied as many as 30,000 votes; she lost Wisconsin by 27,000. While it’s important to note the group has not found proof of hacking or manipulation, they are arguing to the campaign that the suspicious pattern merits an independent review — especially in light of the fact that the Obama White House has accused the Russian government of hacking the Democratic National Committee.
According to current tallies, Trump has won 290 Electoral College votes to Clinton’s 232, with Michigan’s 16 votes not apportioned because the race there is still too close to call. It would take overturning the results in both Wisconsin (10 Electoral College votes) and Pennsylvania (20 votes), in addition to winning Michigan’s 16, for Clinton to win the Electoral College. There is also the complicating factor of “faithless electors,” or members of the Electoral College who do not vote according to the popular vote in their states. At least six electoral voters have said they would not vote for Trump, despite the fact that he won their states.
More from Twitchy … IT’S REAL: After insisting the election couldn’t be rigged, liberals pretty sure election could have been rigged.
Barack Obama Says He Will Criticize Trump If He Thinks It Is “Necessary” … Also Made Excuses Why Democrats Lost in 2016
SO MUCH FOR OBAMA ACTING THE WAY OF PAST PRESIDENTS AND NOT CRITICIZING HIS SUCCESSOR …
At a press conference Sunday in Lima, Peru, Barack Obama said he does not believe he will be the last Democratic president, for a while, and also made no promise to not speak up and criticize President-elect Trump’s proposals, if he feels it to be “helpful” and “necessary” for him to comment. Obama was also asked whether he thought he might be the last Democrat president, playing off the comments that GWB made earlier this year. Obama stated no and then gave some of the most ridiculous reasons for losing the 2016 elections, including geography and that terrible concept that Wyoming gets the same number of Senators as California. What the hell is he talking about? Note to Obama, this same geography occurred when you won two elections. Why wasn’t that an issue then? Make no mistake about it, Obama was is and always will be a community agitator. Many of his policies are about to be wiped away like a bad dream. Who honestly thinks he is going to sit quietly by and watch his 8 years be eliminated for the good of the American people?
And though Obama said he wouldn’t get involved in every fight—including some fights likely to be about Trump and the Republican majorities in Congress ripping out his legacy—he very deliberately refused to say he’d hold to the tradition of presidents avoiding public comment or political attacks on their successors.“I want to be respectful of the office and give the president-elect an opportunity to put forward his platform and his arguments without somebody popping off in every instance …”
RICH EDSON, FOX NEWS: Thank you, Mr. President. Earlier this year President George W. Bush reportedly said he warned he would be the last Republican president and now Republicans have won the White House, controlled the House and Senate, two-thirds of state legislatures, 34 governorship’s and there are charges of a shallow Democratic bench behind you.
Are you worried you could be the last Democrat president for a while? And secondly, sir, speaking of your predecessor he made sure to offer essentially no public criticism of you during your time in office. Will you equally withhold public criticism for President Trump even if he attempts to dismantle much of what you have accomplished? Thank you.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, no, I am not worried about being the last Democratic president. I think — not even for a while. And I say that not being cute, the Democratic nominee won the popular vote [what a joke that Obama still thinks this means anything. You don't win a football game by the number of yards you run and pass for, it's the scoreboard] and obviously this is an extremely competitive race and I would expect that future races will be competitive.
I certainly think it’s true that politics in America right now are a little bit up for grabs. [Up for grabs? Republicans control The presidency, House, Senate, governorship's and State legislatures in the USA] That some of the old alignments in both parties, Democrat and Republican, are being reshaped. And although the results of this election involved some of the specifics of the candidates and aren’t going to be duplicated in every subsequent election, Democrats do have to do some thinking about how do we make sure that the message we have is received effectively and results in winning elections. This is something that I have been wrestling throughout my presidency…
There was a poll this week subsequent to the election that showed that the general public has a more favorable view of Democrats than Republicans. [Obama is going to quote a poll when the ultimate poll of the American people is an election, Seriously?] As I noted, my approval ratings are quite high yet what has been true during the course of my eight years is that does not always translate. In fact, too often it hasn’t translated into working majorities at the state level or the federal level.
Now, some of that is the nature of our system. And geography. As long as Wyoming gets the same number of Senators as California there is going to be some tilt towards Republicans when it comes to Congressional races [WHAT? So states should not have the same number of US Senators?]. The fact that a lot of Democratic voters are bunched up in big cities and a lot of Republican voters are spread out across geography gives them an advantage when it comes to Congressional races. Some of it is just political bad luck.
For example, I came in as the economy was in flow fall and although I took the right steps to save the economy, in my midterm election of 2010 people couldn’t yet see the recovery and not surprisingly the president’s party got punished. We lost control of a lot of not just Congressional seats but also governorships and state legislative seats and that happened to be the year that the census was done and you start doing redistricting. And so those Republicans took advantage of political gerrymandering to lock in majorities even though in a numerous subsequent elections Democrats have actually cast more votes or more votes have been cast for Democratic Congressional candidates than Republicans and yet you end up having large Republican majorities. So there are just structural problems we have to deal with. But, look, you can’t make excuses about the rules. That’s the deal and we have to do better…
One message I do have for Democrats, that a strategy that’s micro-targeting particular discreet groups in a Democratic coalition sometimes wins the election but it does not when you the birthday mandate — the broad map date you need. And the more we can talk about what we have in common as a nation and speak to a broad set of values, a vision that speaks to everybody, and not just one group at a time, the better off we will be. That is part of the reason I was able to get elected twice that I try to make sure not only in the proposals but in message that I was speaking to everybody…
Look, I said before, President Bush could not have been more gracious to me when I came in and my intention is to certainly for the next two months, finish my job and after that to take Michelle on vacation, get some rest, spend time with my girls and do some writing, some thinking.
I want to be respectful of the office and give the president-elect an opportunity to put forward his platform and his arguments without somebody popping off in every instance.
As an American citizen who cares deeply about our country, if there are issues that have less to do with the specifics of some legislative proposal but go to core questions about our values and our ideals, and if I think that it is necessary or helpful for me to defend those ideals [Exactly what ideals is Obama referring to, socialism? Redistribution of wealth?], I’ll examine it when it comes. But what I do know is that I have to take Michelle on vacation.
MRC/YouGov Poll: 69% Think Media is Dishonest … 78% of Voters Say News Coverage of the Presidential Campaign was Bias
THE MEDIA HAS FINALLY BEEN EXPOSED TO BE BIAS, DISHONEST AND UNTRUSTWORTHY ...
One of the biggest losers of the 2016 presidential elections was the news media, from top to bottom. A recent MRC/YouGov poll showed that 69% of voters believe the media to be dishonest and untrustworthy, while another 78% stated that the new coverage of the presidential campaign was biased. Of those who believe the media was bias, nearly a 3-to-1 majority believing the media were for Clinton (59%) vs. for Trump (21%). Maybe one of the most telling and disastrous finding of this poll for the media was that 97% of voters said that they did not let the MSM affect or influence their vote. Can you say, the MSM is now irrelevant?
The Media Research Center (MRC) announces the findings of a new post-election poll on what actual voters thought about the media’s influence on the 2016 presidential race. The MRC/YouGov poll was conducted on November 9 and 10.
- 7 in 10 (69%) voters do not believe the news media are honest and truthful.
- 8 in 10 (78%) of voters believe the news coverage of the presidential campaign was biased, with nearly a 3-to-1 majority believing the media were for Clinton (59%) vs. for Trump (21%).
- Even 1/3 (32%) of Clinton voters believe the media were “pro-Clinton.”
- 8% of Trump voters said they would have voted for Clinton if they had believed what the media were saying about Trump.
- 97% of voters said they did not let the media’s bias influence their vote.
This should be a wake up call for the liberal media, but it is most likely not. They still appear to be spewing their liberal bias agenda in their news as pointed out by Legal Insurrection. However, one thing is for certain, the American voters rejected their bias and was able to see through the lies.
Police & Child Protective Services Investigating VIDEO Showing Mother Berating Son & Kicking Him Out of House for Trump Vote at School
SERIOUSLY, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE ON THE LEFT … GET A GRIP FOLKS!!!
Fort Bend County’s sheriff officer has summed up a video of a mother harshly kicking her son out of the house because he voted for Trump at school as “absolutely disgusting.” The mother actually posted this on line on Facebook abusing and kicking her 8 year old child out of the house. WHAT?!? Seriously folks, get a grip. Are you really this frigging crazy, because acting like this is no joking matter. Who does this to a child? This is beyond words.
“Since you voted for Donald Trump, you can get you s*** and get out,” says the mother at the beginning of the video. When the boy starts to cry, she just says “uh-uh, the suitcase is packed by the door,” and hands him a sign that said “my mom kicked me out because I voted for Donald Trump.”
Fort Bend County’s sheriff officer has summed up a video of a mother harshly kicking her son out of the house because he voted for Trump at school as “absolutely disgusting.”
Sheriff Troy Nehls said he was shocked by the video and has ensured that the child is now safe. Detectives has visited the child Friday night to make sure he was safe, Nehls said.
In the video, you could hear the mother shouting at the boy.
“Ah, ah. And your suitcase is packed by the door. Been packed since this morning.”
It’s a video that some people may find tough to watch.
The mother posted the video to her Facebook page, which got shared nearly 200,000 times.
It eventually made its way to Child Protective Services, Fort Bend Independent School District and the Sheriff’s Office.
The mother in the video has claimed to detectives that it was a joke since posting the video on Facebook, deputies said. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said it is taking the matter seriously.
Mother Punishes Son For Supporting Donald Trump In Mock Election At School – truly disturbing
Really, a a joke? You think that 8 year old boy thought this was a joke by the tears he was crying and the fear in his voicce? If they let this mother get away with this BS, they will have done us all a disservice.
Detectives say the woman told them she was just trying to make a joke. Detectives say as disturbing as the video is, there is no evidence of any criminal wrongdoing.
One detective said he met with the family and the boy appears to be in good shape. The detective also said the mother has apologized for the video.