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    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
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    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
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    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
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    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
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    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

YOUR PRESIDENT ‘SPEAKS’…IRRATIONALLY!

Another reason for Dems to worry: Low primary turnout in California

JOHN SEXTON Jun 02, 2022 at HotAir:

Politico reports on another reasons for Democrats to worry about the upcoming midterms. In deep blue California the number of ballots being returned in primaries is looking low so far.

After this week’s break in the primary calendar, seven states will hold elections on Tuesday. In the biggest of them, California, Democrats are already looking at some troubling early turnout numbers: So far, only about 2.2 million Californians have returned ballots. That’s less than a third of the total early vote at this point in California’s recall election last year.

Primary turnout is traditionally a poor indicator of general election turnout. But Paul Mitchell, a leading political data expert in California, says Democrats have reason to be concerned this year.

Mitchell, who works with Democratic campaigns says everything that can be done to make voting easier in California has been done. And yet, it looks like many Democrats just aren’t feeling motivated right now. He sees that as a potential cause for concern, at least when it comes to congressional races this fall.

At the top of the ticket, it probably doesn’t matter. I would expect the Democrats to be the top vote getters in all these statewide primary elections. And unless something goes awry, they’re probably all going to have easily beatable Republican opponents, and those races are not going to be competitive.

Where Democrats do need to worry is those competitive congressional districts…

If there’s nothing interesting on the statewide ballot in the 2022 general and voters aren’t enthusiastic, just like they are here now in this primary, then, in those kinds of elections, Republicans could win some of these seats…

Democrats nationally need to be looking at California and saying, How do we kind of jolt the electorate into caring about this election cycle and turning out?

I’m not sure what Mitchell has in mind but I think a case can be made that voters are already feeling pretty jolted. We’ve had a leaked Roe v Wade draft decision, a series of mass shootings and high inflation that has gas prices setting new record highs every day. The problem for Democrats is that they can’t really do much about any of those issues. Sure, Biden can meet with the Fed chair and talk about inflation but as he admits it’s really up to the Fed to do something and that will take months.

Similarly, he can be shocked and outraged by the end of Roe but that’s in the hands of the Supreme Court. There’s not much he can do about it and there’s even less a freshman member of the House from California could do.

And then there are the mass shootings we’ve seen in the past two weeks. Biden gave a speech tonight vowing to “do something” about that. “For god’s sake, how much more carnage are we willing to accept,” Biden said. And that brought him to his plan: “We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. And if we can’t ban assault weapons then we should raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21.”

Before the speech was over, Biden made an explicit call to elect Democrats this fall. “If Congress fails, I believe this time a majority of the American people won’t give up either,” he said. “I believe the majority of you will act to turn your outrage into making this issue central to your vote. Enough. Enough. Enough.”

Would banning AR-15s have prevented any of these attacks? It’s impossible to know the answer to a counterfactual question like that but we do know the Tulsa shooter bought a pistol days before he bought an AR and he used both during his attack. Would it have mattered if he or the Uvalde shooter only had handguns? I think the long delayed response by the Uvalde police may have mattered as much or more, but at this moment people don’t want to hear that, especially people on the left.

I guess we’ll see if it works. People really are horrified by what has happened and many just want to see something change even if there’s no guarantee it will stop the next deranged shooter. Maybe Democrats can ride this issue to victory in some places this fall. Then again, desperation is never very attractive and I think we’re seeing a bit of political desperation from Democrats right now.

One Response

  1. Reblogged this on ARLIN REPORT……………….walking this path together and commented:
    Raising the gun purchase from 18 to 21? What does that do really? A mentally ill 18 year old, without some sort of intervention/help will still be mentally ill at 21……probably worse off. So the 18 year old just waits till he is 21. Okay, you mean like he waited until he was 18. Better results would be to recognize mental illness and DO SOMETHING (FOR GOD SAKES, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH). How bout some treatment, some therapy. Free therapy instead of forgiving student loans. Maybe a document from a mental shrink, that declares a person is mentally fit to own a gun should accompany applications to purchase a gun. Wow……that would keep someone from just on the blink of an eye walking in a gun shop and buying because he is ticked off at locals and wants to go shoot up their children in a school, a hospital or a grocery store. Personally, I am not sure Joe Biden would be mentally fit to own a gun now. Lets see, I have to test negative for COVID to get entry into another country, via airlines……….TESTING? Why not mental health testing to buy that gun? I’d go for that! Rights are not violated…..proof of competence is essential. In fact Joe should have taken a competence test before he was on the presidential ballot. When and if the need comes for Americans to protect themselves, even from their own government, mentally ill individuals are dangerous to all of us with a gun in their hand. They’d just want to shoot somebody, anybody…….they aren’t capable of recognizing who we are at war with. To them, everyone is the enemy.

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