Life is Better When the GOP Wins

That worked out pretty well. Virginia, I mean. Sure, the Dems were able to get Murphy into another term in NJ, but we all kinda know how that happened! The bottom line is that it was a bloodbath for the Democrats. The MSM, likely looking for people who would call the GOP racists, interviewed a Latino voter in VA and they didn’t get what they wanted! He was voting Youngkin…but here, to me, was the crucial thing: he was voting GOP for a variety of reasons but he finished up by saying, “everything is just terrible.” That’s the story.

The base of the Democrat party right now is white college educated women and black women (there is an exit poll which claims Youngkin took 13% of the black female vote but everyone – including me – is taking that with a grain of salt: the GOP usually does mid-single digits with black female voters…but, who knows? Things are just terrible!). Every other demographic in both VA and NJ showed huge swings to the GOP. And don’t think that Trump maxed out the rural vote! Nothing of the kind – it turned out in numbers people simply couldn’t believe. Matched with some suburbanites going back to the GOP, it was too much for McA to overcome, even with some attempted shenanigans in Fairfax County (with the VA GOP dropping on it like a ton of bricks – they were prepared: less so in NJ, which is how Murphy managed to pull it off…but that one caught everyone by surprise). The bottom line is if we get this sort of swing nationwide next year, Democrats will lose the Senate and at least 40 House seats. Fingers crossed!

Things can change a lot in a year, of course, so let’s not count our chickens just yet. But for us to do badly in 2022 will require the United States to do very well…and I just don’t think that Team Pudding Brain has our best interests at heart. But, more than that, I don’t think they even know what to do. They aren’t very bright people. They have very limited or non-existent real world experience. The supply chain problem continues – and you and I see it every time we go to the store – and I suspect that the people in charge simply don’t comprehend what it takes to move a ton of goods a mile. How could they? People in law and with “studies” degrees have always lived well, even when they aren’t financially rich: they still lived in tony urban and suburban areas where everything is done for them. For a huge number of them you’d probably have to go back to a great-grandparent before you found someone who actually had to do something. I mean, I’m not a working class hero kind of guy (my younger brother is, though): I work a physically non-demanding job and I’ve never had to earn my bread with my hands…but I’m familiar. In my youth, of course, I was in the Navy and jobs I’ve had include things like delivering furniture. I can change a tire. Fix a clogged drain. I’m not helpless…and I also have a conception of what it takes to actually get something physically accomplished. Our Ruling Class? No. They simply don’t know – and so when confronted with something like a shortage of food, they simply don’t know where to even begin.

The Democrats, naturally, went into meltdown mode. For at least a lot of them, the lesson from Tuesday is to quadruple down on calling us all stupid racists. I urge them to stay the course on this – the more they insult the people, the better it will work out for us. If they want to drive over the electoral cliff, I’m not only not going to stop them, I’m going to egg them on. They are very much letting the American people know just what they are – nasty, mean, power mad lunatics.

So, feel good! It was a tonic – good to win again and know that we still have a shot at righting the ship.

Christie’s Error

From Politicker NJ:

Issuing a one-year moratorium on “fracking,” Gov. Chris Christie today issued a conditional veto of S-2576, recommending changes to the legislation that balances protecting New Jersey’s environment and drinking water and encouraging cleaner energy alongside the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

As currently written, S-2576 would permanently prohibit fracking in New Jersey, a drilling technique used for the exploration or production of natural gas, even as concurrent studies on the practice are underway by the federal government and no known natural gas deposits necessitating use of the fracking process have been proposed for development in New Jersey.

“I share many of the concerns expressed by the legislators that sponsored this bill and the environmental advocates seeking a permanent moratorium on fracking. We must ensure that our environment is protected and our drinking water is safe,” said Christie. “I am placing a one-year moratorium on fracking so that the DEP can further evaluate the potential environmental impacts of this practice in New Jersey as well as evaluate the findings of still outstanding and ongoing federal studies.”

No, Governor, the complaints about “fracking” are mythical in nature…no event has happened which indicates even the slightest risk from the process, so all complaints about it are based upon guesses…and if they are guesses which in any way, shape or form stem from environmentalist groups, they can likely be considered nonsense.  Unless and until someone demonstrates  a risk, no governmental action should be taken.

The environmentalists want to shut down”fracking” because they are deathly afraid that the United States will use it and become more energy independent.  That is not an environmentalist goal – they want us paying an ever higher price for energy so they can shut down industry and force Americans on to public transportation.  To the full-blown environmentalist, the death of American prosperity is a victory for the Earth, and Earth is more important, to them, than the people of the United States.

Christie has been an excellent governor and would still get my enthusiastic support for President…but this is just caving in to environmental insanity.

More on That “New Tone”

From NJ.com:

Senate President Stephen Sweeney went to bed furious Thursday night after reviewing the governor’s line-item veto of the state budget.

He woke up Friday morning even angrier.

“This is all about him being a bully and a punk,” he said in an interview Friday.

“I wanted to punch him in his head.”…

Now, in Sweeney’s defense he claims that the Governor didn’t give him what he thinks the Governor agreed to…but it does seem that Christie and the legislative Democrats were supposed to get together to work out a single budge, but the Democrats went and voted on their own, instead. So, Christie just “line-item vetoed” everything he didn’t like. As it turns out, Republican Christie didn’t like a whole raft of things Democrat Sweeney liked – so, there’s the hurt feelings.

But, still, imagine if it were Christie who said he wanted to punch Sweeney in the head? If that had been the case, it would have resulted in a national news frenzy as the whole of the liberal power structure went in to overdrive to force a humiliating apology from Christie. No such thing will happen here – it was a Democrat offering violence, and so that is ok.

In the end, no matter how much Sweeney was offended and no matter who violent he becomes, Christie did the right thing…we GOPers really have to learn that you can’t negotiate with Democrats. It really just doesn’t work – Democrats are only interested in paying off the special interests which bought them at election time, as well as ensuring their own wealth and power. Some GOPers are like that, too, but it is endemic to the Democrat party. It is better to just hammer them down – and if we have the power (and it appears that Christie does), then you just use it to maximum effect. In the long run, this is healthier for the nation because each chip away at the bloated, anti-democratic, un-American, liberal Big Government power structure is another step towards a restored America.