Ohio 12 Update

August 9, 2018

Update on Ohio’s 12th District Congressional race:  We won’t know for sure who won for at least a couple of weeks.  Republican Troy Balderson’s margin of victory was 1754 votes, but there are nearly 8500 absentee and provisional votes still to count, and under state law, they have to wait 11 days to start counting them. 

Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) put so much importance on this one House race as an indicator of a “blue wave” in November that the wait is going to be agonizing for them, which is, well, just delightful.  Maybe it’s God’s way of telling them to stop being so obsessed with politics and refocus their priorities.  If so, it’s an urgently-needed message that will likely be ignored because they’re already working themselves into a frenzy of frustration that makes their previous Trump Derangement Syndrome fits look as laid back as a Perry Como song. 


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One target of their rage is Green Party candidate Joe Manchik, who drew 1100 votes.  The long count could eventually end up with Balderson winning by fewer than 1100 votes, and if so, Democrats’ heads will explode like the Martians in “Mars Attacks.”  Manchik is what some might call a “colorful character.”  The native of Hell, Michigan, claims his ancestors came from a different planet, the solution to the opiod crisis is requiring Americans to grow hemp, and that he speaks 19 languages, including Spanglish and “sheet music.”  He also couldn’t remember his own web address in a recent interview. 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6039535/Ohio-Green-Party-spoiler-candidate-remember-campaign-website.html

 

As always in a close race (Jill Stein in 2016, Ralph Nader in 2000), Democrats are blaming the Green Party candidate for taking away votes from the Democrat, I guess on the assumption that if there weren’t someone totally loopy on the ballot, the crazy person vote would have gone to the “progressive” promising “Medicare for All.”  Hollywood liberals are leading the meltdown, with actress Debra Messing fuming at Green Party voters for not supporting “the lesser of two evils” (maybe they didn’t want to vote for anything they considered evil.  Besides, who says “Democratic” socialism is less evil than supporting illegal aliens from the planet Antares?)  Alyssa Milano is even blaming his votes on “Russian bots” (sounds like she’s Manchik’s natural constituency.)   

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/star-blames-russia-republicans-win-election/

 

The fact is, people have a right to vote for whomever they want.  Who knows why those 1100 people voted for Manchik?  Maybe they didn’t like either major party and wanted to register a protest vote.  If he hadn’t been on the ballot, maybe they wouldn’t have voted at all. 

 

The lesson Democrats need to learn, whether it’s Hillary expecting women to vote for her because she’s a woman or all Democrats demanding loyalty from African-Americans no matter how badly they fare under Democratic rule, is that nobody has a divine right to anyone’s vote. 

 

The lesson Republicans need to learn from this is to TURN OUT AND VOTE IN NOVEMBER!  Democratic turnout was way up and Republican turnout was way down from 2016 when Trump won that district by 11 points. Holding that seat should have been a cakewalk for the GOP.  If Republicans who were fed up with high taxes, a stagnant economy and feckless foreign policies don’t want the bad ol’ days to come roaring back, and go from “Make America Great Again” to “Put Nancy Pelosi Back in Charge Again,” they’d better get off their sofas in November and vote like their jobs and their country depend on it, because they do.

 

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  • Charles M Fulghum

    08/11/2018 12:00 PM

    Perhaps there should be some in depth discussion of the similarity between the spurious Ted Stevens charges by the DOJ which were proven false to the Rep. Collins charges also by the DOJ. Both charges were raised to the media just before a pending election, both are Republicans, the Stevens charges were reportedly orchestrated by Mueller and one wonders if the same hand is on the Collins charges. More evidence of rogue administrative officials attempting to subvert our election process?

  • Dorothy Gavin

    08/11/2018 11:06 AM

    I will never understand how someone with just a lick of common sense can sit comfortably home while our Country and President are at such risk. Do they not see the maxine waters hate filled speeches and threats or the stupid way Pelosi speaks and the bimbo from N.Y. a true socialist got so many votes she may serve in D.C. and this will give us one more loony tune. I admire you and appreciate your Christian work ethic not to mention the wonderful daughter you raise. Each day I watch her I cannot understand how she has not attacked the likes of the press corp. Their speeches are so rehearsed and each one has the exact same questions. She has the patience of Job. God Bless you both for your patience! Blessings

  • Mitchell Axene

    08/09/2018 03:31 PM

    Hi Mike, An excellent article. I will never grasp why 1. Republicans are so lazy when literally their life depends on it and 2. What the Democrats real end game is. Where do all their crazy ideas lead to in the end, and are they really that dumb to not know it ends in disaster. I can’t believe they are really that stupid. I can only assume that it is all about power and they don’t really care what happens way down the road while they slowly commit national suicide. As much as I try and put myself in their shoes, I never understand where they are coming from. On another note it seems like Republicans are much happier people than Democrats. Please keep fighting for us. You are more appreciated than you know and your daughter is outstanding.

  • Lynne Nati

    08/09/2018 03:29 PM

    Governor, I am a sister in Christ, and I have to tell you, you are one of my favorite people on this planet. Ì love your show by the way.
    Thank you for supporting our AWESOME & OUTSTANDING president and for all that you do getting the word out regarding all of the awesome things he's done & what a danger the democrats are to us. Please pray w/me, evry day, that God will protect us from the other side & that He will give our president and our Senate & House favor in Nov. You are such a Godly example & such a humble awesome person.

  • Cordell Axelson

    08/09/2018 12:00 PM

    I understand that only a small percentage of Republicans came out to vote as compared to Democrats. If this is true, I am repulsed at the in-action on such a critical vote.

  • STEPHEN CITRON

    08/09/2018 11:53 AM

    As you say Mike, if we Conservatives, whether we be Republican, or independent, do NOT get out and vote in November.....well, we are going to be screwed and tattooed, over the takeover from the idiot and socialist far left !

  • Kathryn J Rae

    08/09/2018 11:33 AM

    It's humorous that they're so upset by the "green party ". I remember when " Ross Pero" was put on the ballot to betray the Republican Party. Yes, we did have the " old boy network " working against their own party back then. The unfortunate betray gave us 8 yrs of Bill Clinton!!