Most of the votes in Tuesday’s primaries elections are now counted.  Most races went pretty much as expected, although there were a few interesting notes. 

 

Once again, the much-ballyhooed “blue wave” of Democrats super-energized by Trump hatred to rush to the polls was more like a trickle from a broken drinking fountain.  Overall, turnout wasn’t unusually strong. In North Dakota, just 19.6% of eligible voters cast a ballot, the lowest in the past 10 primary elections.  You know the economy is doing amazingly well when even the most "progressive" Democratic primary voters actually have jobs they can’t take time off from.  

 

For all the talk about how “toxic” President Trump is, several candidates he endorsed won, and sometimes against the odds. 

 

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/12/live-updates-primary-night-maga-candidates-hoping-for-huge-wins/

 

The most surprising came in South Carolina, where former Governor and incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford lost his district’s nomination to state Rep. Katie Arrington.  Sanford has been one of Trump’s most outspoken GOP critics.  Arrington blasted him as a “NeverTrumper,” and Trump endorsed Arrington, launching a Twitter volley at Sanford as "very unhelpful," “MIA and nothing but trouble."

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/gop-reeling-after-another-establishment-candidate-beaten-by-pro-trump-candidate/

 


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The Democrats have a tricky situation on their hands in South Carolina, where Archie Parnell easily won the primary to challenge incumbent Republican Rep. Ralph Norman in District 5, a seat the Dems thought they might flip.  But last month, Parnell admitted to attacking and beating his ex-wife 45 years ago, which led to her getting a restraining order against him.  The news prompted the national and state parties to abandon Parnell. But he stayed in the race anyway and won. In a victory statement, he wrote, "Tonight, the people sent a clear message to everyone. You don't have to be defined by your worst mistake. You don't have to be cast aside. You are not alone. You can be better. And, together, we can be better."

 

It will be interesting to see if, in the era of “MeToo,” the argument that a politician should be forgiven for making one mistake (when it was beating his wife) will actually work.  I can only imagine how well it would work for a Republican.  Note to District 5 voters: he's right, you can do better.

 

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/12/politics/archie-parnell-south-carolina-primary/index.html?sr=twCNNp061218archie-parnell-south-carolina-primary1019PMStory

 

And while this wasn’t part of the primary results, it’s still major election news: backers of “Cal 3,” the referendum to split California up into three states, obtained over 400,000 signatures on a petition, which means it will appear on the November ballot.  Even if it passes, the government wouldn’t be required to split up the state.  It will just tell them whether or not it’s the will of the people, and we all know California politicians have no problem with governing against the will of the people.

 

There are actually millions of Californians outside the big coastal cities who are fed up with being ruled by wack-a-doodle leftists who are trying to drive them into bankruptcy.  To them, it would be a California dream come true being able to live in a state not governed by Sacramento without having to pay the premium rate to rent a U-Haul truck to move to Texas. 

 

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/us/california-three-states-initiative-ballot/index.html

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  • Don Frix

    06/14/2018 03:24 PM

    The photo of Rob Rosenstein looks like it is straight from the Halloween movie Friday the 13th !!

  • karol johnson

    06/14/2018 10:47 AM

    We ARE fed up by California leftist wack a doodle politics-most definitely! However those boundaries give us even less a voice than ever. We here in true northern Ca (redding area) do not want to be ruled over by San Francisco! We'll hold out for the state of Jefferson- true northern Ca and southern Oregon. (They want free of Portlands super left progressive politics. ) so as much as I want change, count me out on that vote.

  • Angelique Bartfield

    06/14/2018 10:09 AM

    I LIKE TO KNOW WHY JEFF SESSIONS IS STILL THE AG AT THE DOJ,WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS NOT FIRE HIM AND REPLACE HIM.NOW WE KNOW HE IS ALSO A RAT ,TRAITOR ,AND IT IS OBVIOUS HE SHOULD BE OUT OF THE DOJ.

  • Judith Robertson

    06/14/2018 09:48 AM

    Dear Mike,
    Husband George and I look forward each morning to reading your offerings. Not only are they spot on, they make us laugh even before our coffee is on board and that is quite a feat! If those compliments are not enough, here is one more. Kudos to you and your wife for raising and sharing such a blessed relief of a daughter.
    Keep up the good fight. Lord knows we need both the truth you give us and the prayers you offer for our nation.
    Judy Robertson....old, retired RN.

  • Karen Conrad

    06/14/2018 09:16 AM

    Thankyou & your daughter for all you do to stand TALL for America. A couple of concerns i have ....Please protect our grid...change our learning information in our schools so our Children LOVE AMERICA. CLEAN OUR VOTER ROLLS SO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS & DEAD PEOPLE CANNOT STEAL OUR ELECTIONS. THANKS FOR LISTENING. GOD BLESS YOU & KEEP YOU SAFE.

  • Rick Bonham

    06/14/2018 09:05 AM

    I was born and raised in California, every working conservative i encounter plans to, or is currently leaving the State. Our Lawmakers call Drug Addicts “Homeless” so that they can protect their dysfunctional way of life, we have illegal, environmentally degrading drug camps with their filth and overflowing garbage outside most of our cities and now small towns. There is nothing law enforcement can do about it. Californias lawmakers have created a cesspool out of our State and people are running to escape. Thievery is the new norm. It is horrible what the Democratic party has done to our beautiful State.

  • David Bauer

    06/13/2018 06:04 PM

    We are leaving the Golden State due largely to the policies of Moonbeam Brown and the Democrats. CA is one big mess because of the Democrats.