BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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In Saturday morning’s seemingly endless vote count, Republicans now have 211 House seats and Democrats have 199. (Fox News projects that the Dems have 201, but I think they’re sometimes jumped the gun a little, so I’m going with Politico.)
218 are needed to take the majority. The Dems would need to win 19 of the remaining races, and the GOP only 7. Of those outstanding, Politico rates 5 as toss-ups. For the Republicans, 2 are likely GOP and 9 lean GOP. The Dems have 4 solid, 1 likely, and 4 leans. That means the GOP just has to win 7 of their 11 likely or leans GOP races. The Dems would have to win every race where they have an advantage, all 5 toss-ups, plus 5 of the likely/lean GOP races. That seems highly unlikely.
But don’t put it past them. Somehow, the longer vote counting goes on, the more ballots seem to turn Democrat, even in the most unlikely places. It’s sort of like how yellow bananas always turn brown if you just give them enough time.
Speaking of that, Decision Desk projects that Sen. Mark Kelly has won reelection over Republican Blake Masters in Arizona, though the vote is still being counted (they assume there aren’t enough GOP votes left to overcome Kelly’s lead.) That puts the Senate at 49-49, with Nevada still out and Georgia headed for a run-off.
In Arizona, Kelly ran as a moderate, pro-business Democrat, and his heavy advertising blunted Masters’ quite accurate message that Kelly voted in lockstep with Biden’s radical agenda, including open borders that are devastating Arizona. Masters made it pretty clear to Tucker Carlson who he largely blames for not having enough money to get his message out, and that’s Senate Republican Leader (for now anyway) Mitch McConnell, who wrote off the race early.
Another Republican who’s not thrilled with McConnell is former President Trump, who seems to be a bit ticked off at several fellow Republicans this week. This time, he might have a point. Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and other GOP Senators are also calling for delaying the election of the Party’s Senate leaders.
Democrat Adrian Fontes also won the race for Secretary of State in Arizona, which means we’ll have another Democrat running the 2024 election process there, just like we do now, oh joy of joys.
In the Governors’ races, after several more vote count batches were added in, Democrat Katie Hobbs (who refused to debate, was a terrible candidate, and wouldn’t recuse herself from running the election she was competing in – one that’s been marred by embarrassing incompetence) maintains her inexplicable lead over Republican Kari Lake. Lake has said that with the outstanding votes, it was mathematically impossible for Hobbs to win, yet somehow, she’s currently leading by 32,000 with 83% of the vote in at this writing. Well, you know how Democrats are always able to do very unlikely things with math.
One bright spot in Friday’s news: the GOP finally flipped its first Governor’s seat with Sheriff John Lombardo defeating Nevada's Gov. Steve Sisolak by 49.2% to 46.9%. Sisolak was unpopular for several reasons, chiefly his draconian lockdown policies that killed Las Vegas tourism, the state’s economic engine. With literally “a new sheriff in town,” maybe we’ll see some new election integrity measures that will finally end the jokes about Democrats always pulling out a win in Clark County after they count the ballots found in car trunks.
Biden makes everything worse
With his remarkable talent for taking bad ideas and making them infinitely worse, President Biden has declared what he wants to do if the Supreme Court ends “affirmative action” in universities (i.e., judging students by their skin color and discriminating against Asians.) To ensure that all kids get a good education, he wants to start putting them into public schools as early as age three!
Apparently, he thinks that if they only start public school young enough, they can figure out that they’re the wrong gender as early as age six. And learn to fight racism by judging people by the color of their skin.
I’ve seen little evidence that taking children away from their parents when they’re still only toddlers increases their later academic success, but it does give our leftist indoctrination centers an even earlier start on separating them from their parents’ influence and turning them into good little (D)-voting social justice activists. For evidence, see Tuesday's elections. Speaking of...
Played as fools
The website for applying for President Biden’s program to let other people pay off your student loans has been altered to accept no more applicants, in the wake of a federal judge declaring it not merely unconstitutional but really quite sincerely unconstitutional. And all those young voters who turned out to vote Dem and blunt the red wave, expecting to get a $10,000 pay-off from Uncle Sugar? Well, some of them are feeling played for fools. Because they were.
The Federalist’s co-founder Sean Davis opined that Biden doesn’t really care about pursuing this boondoggle to the Supreme Court, which would also likely toss it in the Dumpster as a huge violation of Congress’s appropriation powers. It was designed to bribe young voters to save the Dems in the midterms, and it worked, and now they’ve sold their votes for nothing. The Blaze’s Matt Kibbe called it “the best bait-and-switch scheme in modern political history.”
Bonchie at Redstate.com is even more brutal, writing that just like draining the Strategic Petroleum Reserves to keep gas prices artificially low until after the election, Biden essentially bought an election by writing an illegal student loan order to pay off young people to vote, knowing the program would never see the light of day. And even when the SCOTUS throws it out, he’ll have gotten exactly what he wanted and will never pay a price for it.
The question is, will any of those young voters who were indoctrinated with leftist lies and just got scammed bigly learn anything from this? Will they be like the famous adage about a conservative being a liberal who got mugged? Hard to say. Leftism is now ingrained so deeply into some people that they can get mugged over and over and still vote for more of it.
Case in point:
The New York Post talked to some voters who just gave Gov. Kathy Hochul four more years, but who say now she needs to prioritize reducing crime. As one put it:
“I’m happy Hochul won, but I don’t want her to think winning gives her a pass to keep things status quo. She’s got her work cut out for her. None of us who rides the trains feel safe.”
Another said she couldn’t vote for Lee Zeldin because he supported Trump. However, “It’s not like subway crime is new but violent crime is happening a lot more. I want Hochul to prioritize addressing crime in New York City and I think she knows she has to.”
Really? How, pray tell, does she know that? The crime wave is caused by insane Democrat policies. When confronted about that, she denied that it existed and called it a conspiracy theory. Some thugs shot a bullet into her opponent’s house, and she still claimed there was no crime problem! I hate to break this to you, but she’s a “crime-denier.” But now that she’s been rewarded for it with reelection, you expect her to start fighting crime?
Do you also deal with children who throw tantrums by giving them a candy bar and saying, “Now, I'm sure they won’t do that again”?
Is Elon Musk a Biden target?
Is the latest target of Biden’s politicized DOJ billionaire Elon Musk?
This week, Biden made some bizarre and vaguely threatening comments, saying, "I think that Elon Musk's cooperation and/or technical relationships with other countries is worthy of being looked at." Translation: "Nice business you got there. Shame if something HAPPENED to it."
My opinion: Musk is an international businessman, so I expect him to have relationships with other nations. I think what Biden’s really doing is abusing his power to threaten Musk for allowing free speech on Twitter, a platform he thought the left owned through an unholy and unconstitutional conspiracy between his Administration and leftist sycophant censors at Twitter who are fortunately now applying for gigs at Starbucks.
But I’m a fair man, so I’m willing to give Biden the benefit of the doubt. All he has to do to convince me that he’s truly concerned about prominent Americans having corrupt relationships with other countries is to call for a full and transparent investigation of his son Hunter and himself and their relationships with Ukraine and China.
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