Things that can beat us in November

and go bump in the night!

Blaska may be paranoid but that doesn’t mean he’s stupid.  The race between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan was neck and neck until voters overcame Bedtime for Bonzo in the last week. How, given another week, Hubert Humphrey would have beaten Richard Nixon. George W. Bush was cruising until the October surprise of a drunk driving conviction. (How quaint.)

Public opinion polls (like this one) say Republicans will reclaim both chambers of Congress. Our Old Farmers Almanac says mid-term elections are five long months away. Not one of these issues, by itself, is dispositive. But cumulatively, they could move the needle:

Guns. We proceed from the notion that gun ownership is already regulated. If Congress can’t raise the minimum age of ownership to 21 there will be fallout. The federalists at the Werkes believe it is a states issue but we don’t claim to represent the majority of voters. Voters want something, even if they know there’s no big fix.

Abortion. “Democrats can win this fall if they … make Roe [the] law in January 2023,” one partisan hopes. Unless Democrats demand abortion up to delivery, that is. Republicans are already backtracking saying the expected court decision only pushes the issue back to the states.

Donald Trump and January 6. Denying that Donald Trump encouraged and abetted the poorly planned (but planned it was) insurrection convinces no one except RITOs who have glugged the Kool Aid. Now the Proud Boys join the Oath Keepers indicted for seditious conspiracy. All Trump supporters. Nice company.

Ukraine. If there is one area Joe Biden has performed reasonably well it is in aiding doughty Ukraine.  Ukraine is erasing memories of our disastrous bug out from Afghanistan.

Biased News Media. Case in point: The Wisconsin State Journal’s irresponsible attempt to link Ron Johnson’s support for secure borders to the Buffalo massacre. (Called out here.)

Some Republicans. Democrats will try to make as the face of Republicans nut cases like Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mo Brooks, Madison Cawthorn, etc.

Republicans got this going for us:

The economy. Inflation at levels not seen since Jimmy Carter 40 years ago. We’re reminded every day at the gas pump and the supermarket check out line. Retirement plans are reeling from the stock market roller coaster. When it’s easier to find fentanyl than baby formula …

Crime. San Francisco will recall its district attorney and Los Angeles is poised to recall its. That’s Nixon goes to China stuff. Madison’s Police Civilian Oversight Board is a running gag. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is still trying to reform the police.

Woke cancel culture. Americans are tired of being told they are irredeemably and institutionally racist. Don’t want drag queen story hour at their kids’ kindergartens. Condemned for laughing at Blazing Saddles. Resent being frog-marched through Woke re-education camps at their workplace.

The Border. A nation that can’t control its own borders is dysfunctional.

Socialism. Try as they might, Americans aren’t buying the Karl Marx handbook on class envy. Suspicious that Democrats’ answer to every government failure is more government. Madison WI public schools can’t spend all the money the feds have shoveled at them! (Read & Weep.)

Some Democrats. AOC and her Defund-the-Police Squad are the faces of the Democrat(ic) party. So, too, is Nancy Pelosi and the gerontocracy. Creaky old Joe Biden — let’s be honest — needs more nappy time.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: What do they say about counting chickens?

What are YOU hatching?

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14 Responses to Things that can beat us in November

  1. westsidesue says:

    aha…gerontocracy….make that gerontocrazy and I’ll have a beer on you! best thing I’ve heard all day and my hearing is going to be the last thing to go. ay yuh!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Daniel Wood says:

    Ahhh. . .
    Trump Derangement Syndrome again??

    I’m afraid, short of common sense, there is no cure. . . . .

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Balboa says:

    Haha there u go again. Indeed a long ways away. Wait Evers is up for relection this fall. Would not know it was happening because wi gop is in none of the news cycle in the state. Evers wins. Johnson loses to whomever. Legislature stays gop controlled. Congress goes gop. Senate gop lose a seat. Everyone claims victory. Lawyers and attorneys and lobbyists make a crap ton of money again. That is my worst case scenario.


  4. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    Ty Webb to despicable Lefties: I Guess You’ll Just Have To Keep Beating Yourself.

    The Gotch to Righty: Never Interfere With An Enemy While…um…She/her, He/him, Ze/hir, Xe/xem, Hy/hym, Co/cos, ad infinitum/ad nauseum Is In The Process Of Destroying…er…Themselves.

    The Gotch

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  5. You raise lots of valid points on both sides, well done!

    “What are YOU hatching?”

    Me, I think I’ll just ignore most of the hysterics of political rhetoric until August or September and spend as much of my time as I can with my wife, my grandkids and or in one of the saddles below with the wind in my face.

    It’s all about setting the priorities that keep us sane and enjoying life to the fullest.

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    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      GREAT plan, Steve!

      We’ll be heading up to Iron County (where it’s easy to ignore all the bull$#!t) soon…just not soon enough.

      The Gotch


  6. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    WaPo Column Admits Lefty Will Get BLOWN OUT In The Midterms But Claims That’s A GOOD THING

    Heh! Soooo getting obliterated will be a good thing?

    Doesn’t matter; more to the point: Et tu, Washington (COM)Post…?

    One more reason (like there ain’t enough of ’em, am I right?) why Lefty has terminal/End Stage SADZ!

    The Gotch


  7. georgessson says:

    Good use of “dispositive”, and your conflicts are spot-on.

    While Ukraine is one of few Biden reasonable measures, it resonates w/ a huge portion of voters. Biased news reporting may undergo a sea change, now that Chris Licht is in charge at CNN. Could be Acosta, Don Lemon, and Stelter wouldn’t be around to challenge reality any more. Seems like the WOKE are getting questioned daily RE: is there really a problem? Really? And hopefully, the odd Republicans will be taken lightly, along with the Donald’s strident voice that is soon-to-be-shouting…

    Thanks, a very thought provoking post !


  8. nemoofthenorth says:

    Squire, you left out history. The party in power almost always punts several seats in the midterms. With President Joe “T. J. Rubley” Biden playing quarterback for the party in power, I like our chances.

    I agree with a other commenters that it’s a tad early to seriously consider the upcoming pummeling of the progressives. Time might be better spent golfing, skiing, and fishing for the next few months rather than counting chickens before the eggs are even laid.

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    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      “President Joe ‘T. J. Rubley‘ Biden”

      Heh! The Gotch wishes he’d said that!

      If you want to select appropriate DementiaJoKe references outside of the 13 Time World Champion Green Bay Packers, you couldn’t go wrong with BiPolar bare’s standout Rex Grossman, or Jeff Boy George.

      And would you be so kind as to identify the County/TWSP of that positively marvelous vista you posted?

      The Gotch

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      • nemoofthenorth says:

        Greetings Gotch! The vista in question is Lake Lucerne in Forest County, Wisconsin. In addition to our residence, the crystal clear waters are also the home of the longest continuously running water ski show in the world. The first show is tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30. See you there?

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        • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

          Spectacular! Tonight’s weather looks to be rainy and in the upper 60s; will the ski-team be issued wetsuits-n-brandy flasks?

          We’re a ways from you, ~ 130 clicks NNW up in Anderson/Saxon TWSP-Iron County on Weber Lake & leaving a week from tomorrow.

          Seven (7) years ago they had to cancel a kiddie’s fishing day there in late May because it was still frozen solid; Global Warming among the usual suspects…

          You’re absolutely right, Nemo, nothing quite like them there Northern WESconsin waterways!

          To paraphrase Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton (Jeff Bridges in Hell Or High Water):

          God, I LUV The North Woods!

          The Gotch

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  9. Real(77)ity says:

    – The GOP Assembly’s Michael Gableman clown show. The MKE Journal-Sentinel has yet another report on the WI GOP’s Keystone Cops today.
    – Run, Trump run.


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