Mark it down.
Regardless of what lefties think, he is what people want, not milquetoast Republicans.
We have suffered from Kaine as Gov. and Senator for a decade now.
Face it, guys... if Trump doesn't change his BEHAVIOR, he will become the Democrats biggest advantage in the mid-term elections.
General Kelly has his work cut out for him.
Or does this only apply to the party you oppose?
Trump will be POTUS 8 years.
Really Jimbo, a "Fox News opinion?"
That quote was actually taken from a piece written by Doug Schoen. Yes, he is a FN contributor, but definitely on the left side of the "fair and balanced" spectrum.
In the same article that you cherr picked your quote from, Schoen also said the following:
"To be clear, Murphy’s win will be an important pick up for the Democratic Party, but a win in what can be described as the Democrats’ backyard is not a major development in the national landscape."
"To be sure, this victory alone does not change the disorder that was made abundantly clear in Donna Brazile’s recent revelations about the relationship between the DNC and Hillary Clinton in 2016."
"Throughout the course of the Virginia campaign, Northam was never beholden to the Democratic party’s loudest, most liberal voices, as evidenced by his shift on sanctuary cities just last week. In fact, he defeated the progressive base’s preferred choice in the June primary"
"The role of the Trump administration with the Gillespie campaign was a tenuous one, despite Gillespie at times trying to distance himself from the president, even though many of the president’s policies and law-and-order rhetoric are in line with his own.
Nice try, but taken in context, this is hardly the celebratory dance you appear to want to make it, especially when the suggestion was that maybe Trump wasn't used enough.
It's a little like saying "Exercise Helped Obese Man Die Of Heart Attack"...lack of it, that is.
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It wasn't a poll. It was an election.
Mark it down.
The current repubs in there have learned well how to be political hacks and clueless about most everything thanks to the last 8 years of stupidity.
And, Dems have won the majority of elections in Virginia for decades. No news there.
But, it's Trump's fault, lol! Jimbo, you sound more like a libtard every day. Care to take a bet on the midterms Congressional elections?
The only hope to get out of this socialist spiral is to elect Republicans, which may be unfortunate, but it's what you have.
The story in Virginia is simple: Democrat wins state overwhelming populated by Democrats. No different than "Republican wins in Oklahoma."
"And, Dems have won the majority of elections in Virginia for decades. No news there."
""The story in Virginia is simple: Democrat wins state overwhelming populated by Democrats. "
Really??????? You folks may want to do some checking.
Virginia Presidential Elections: 1968 to 2016 - 10 Republican, 3 Democrat
Virginia State Senate Elections: 1996 to 2016 - 5 Republican, 1 Democrat
Virginia State House Elections: 2000 to 2016 9 Republican, 0 Democrat
Virginia Gubernatorial Elections: 1994 to 2014 -3 Republican, 3 Democrat
Heavily democratic my a$$. Virginia legislature is Republican-controlled. There's more to the dynamics of elections within Virginia than folks on the other side of the U.S. are aware of.
The heavily populated districts near DC overwhelm the rest of the state. It's similar to Colorado where the Front Range dictates what happens.
But you can go rely on the past. By gosh, even the Cleveland Browns were good once.
No sheet Sherlock. Those heavily populated districts near DC that you referred to just didn't become the controlling factor in elections, they've been that way for decades. Even when Republicans were being voted in. I guess there must have been a mass exodus of Republicans out of the state and an equally massive exodus of Democrats into Virginia. But according to you, this isn't about the past, nor is it about any negative impact from the current political attitude of the Virginia electorate, so what other irrational ideas ya got?
To reinforce my point...go back to 1982, then count. 7 Dems, 3 Republicans.
Amazing how you can selectively cut and paste, to make a point, right?
Rio Grande corridor in the 'Land of Entrapment'...
If you want to duck the issue by twisting my words, that's fine, but there's a mighty big difference between calling someone's ideas irrational, and calling the individual irrational.
And elkmntgear, I suggest you talk to Bad Karma about past elections in Virginia...he's got some pretty strong feelings regarding those past statistics. According to him, those stats are as useless as stats regarding the Niners and the Browns.
The real story likely is that Gillespie was even given an outside shot at winning, he wasn't much of a candidate honestly. But appears he really didn't. And THAT is what you want to do a happy dance over?
Gosh, this is going to be a long sucky 4 years for you folks....... try to pace yourselves so as to drag it out as long as possible so you can fully appreciate the Hillary/Comey trials......
Gillispie could not even beat "Clinton" McCauliffe 4 years ago. Why would anyone expect he could beat a decent Doctor, Veteran, and Man?
The story in VA is the stunning loss of GOP seats in the House of Delegates. That's the phenomenon that needs scrutiny. November 7th started with a 20+ GOP seat advantage and the 8th dawned a tie. Flabbergasting
The "Trump Cult" stories are becoming more believable by the day.
MNRazorhead, thank you for correcting my numbers.
Neither party wants a candidiate that wont play their political machine game. I voted for Trump, as a Libertarian I hope for the best.
The story of VA is that the negatives on the GOP drove record numbers of dems to polls while republicans, wholly uninspired by Gillespie and the party, stayed home. A district in NOVA just unseated a 13 term delegate for a transgendered woman. What more proof is needed to know the media narrative is winning?
Jimbo is neither wrong nor right. Not completely.
Quote from Thomas Jefferson.
Advice relevant today in the USA.
The Dems and DNC are also eating their own right now, as is Hollywood. Plenty of their own "worst attributes" are on display daily, in even the most Liberal media. Not going to do them any good in "Swing States" in Mid-Term elections.
Meanwhile, the Dollar is rising, more people are working. Jimbo was just waiting for any excuse to say "I told you so" (Trump will lead you to ruin)! Still butthurt that America didn't toss Trump in the dumpster and vote in the Witch.
My guess is he will still be waiting for that opportunity way past the Midterms.
But that's not quite the case with the Democratic victory in Virginia. It really was, to a striking degree, about President Trump.
That’s certainly the message of the mainstream media, many of whose members seem to be in a very good mood this week.
Washington Post headline: "Democratic Wins are Stinging Repudiation of Trump One Year After His Election."
New York Times lead: "Voters delivered their first forceful rebuke of President Trump and his party on Tuesday night."
Even Drudge goes with "DEMS BORN AGAIN."
But I have to take a pause and say that Democrat Ralph Northam trouncing Republican Ed Gillespie for governor was not entirely about Trump. (The New Jersey governor's race was never competitive, since the Republican was Chris Christie's lieutenant governor and his poll ratings have been in the toilet.)
Virginia, and this is a generational shift, has basically become a blue state. Four of the last five governors, including outgoing incumbent Terry McAuliffe, have been Democrats. Both of the state’s senators are Democrats. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton carried Virginia in the last three elections.
Given the clout of Northern Virginia's increasingly liberal Washington suburbs, it’s possible that no Republican could have won the governor's mansion this year.
And Gillespie was caught in a no-man's land. He is a savvy establishment Republican who has been RNC chairman and President Bush’s counselor, as well as a corporate lobbyist.
But he distanced himself from Trump, never inviting him to campaign or raise money, while hitting certain Trumpian themes—illegal immigration and Confederate statues—designed to appeal to his voters.
In exit polls, half the state’s voters said Trump was a reason for their vote, and 34 percent said they were casting their ballots to oppose Trump, 17 percent to support him.
Northam, an extremely low-key lieutenant governor, may have benefitted from the fact that he is a relative moderate who twice voted for George W. Bush. He performed better than Clinton in a couple of D.C.'s exurban counties.
Interestingly, few commentators were willing to predict a Northam victory, especially with tightening polls in the final two weeks; he won by almost 9 points. In hindsight, of course, everyone's an expert.
But for all the chatter about how the Democrats are now poised to take over the House, Times analyst Nate Cohn offered these cautionary words:
"It is not obvious that Tuesday's performance represents a significant improvement over the Democrats' showings earlier in the year. In 2018, they won’t always get the luxury of competing in such favorable districts. To take the House next November, they might have to do even better than they did on Tuesday."
America, in short, is not Virginia or New Jersey. The Democrats would need to pick up 24 seats, some of them in red states. The Dems got a much-needed morale boost, but the midterms are still a year away and the Trump presidency could look very different by then.
Howard Kurtz is a Fox News analyst and the host of "MediaBuzz" (Sundays 11 a.m.). He is the author of five books and is based in Washington. Follow him at @HowardKurtz. Click here for more information on Howard Kurtz.
Sounds like a California Clone. Jerry Brown is trying to do the same exact thing out here right now. Keeping those felons on the street means votes, so he's downgrading crimes to misdemeanors (to include deliberate transmission of HIV without notice), and On 28 September 2016, Brown signed Assembly Bill 2466, which allowed felons imprisoned in county jails to vote while still behind bars or under post-release monitoring.
The only thing that saves Trump is if we are at war but hoping that doesn't happen.
To those looking to last election - the odds of the DNC putting up such a poor candidate AND that candidate being tanked by a scathing FBI report the week before is almost 0%.
Trump could have been re-elected but his schtick is tiresome and his leadership is pathetic as almost no one wants to work for him. He imploded more than anything else. He's just a terrible leader.
2020 will be interesting.
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