sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Thoughts on New Hampshire

New Hampshire voting results in the year of the Fire Monkey
I don't think that it's anything that you can call a Trump coronation but the results of New Hampshire voting were predictable and followed polling.  On the Republican side of the equation, he's the one to beat. The nice thing about living on the other coast is that you don't have to wait up late to get the voting results as the polls close in the NH primary. Even so, I ate some pizza and watched as the numbers rolled in.

I thought that Jeb! would do well in New Hampshire. It's his turf. A fourth or fifth place win for the momma's boy is a genuine victory. I don't think that anyone believes that he'd get the Republican nomination, but he'll continue to be a political gadfly. Kasich did well in NH, and it remains to be seen whether or not he can build further momentum. Rubio finished fifth or sixth, in a tie with Jeb! Cruz held his own, but nobody expected to do well in NH. He got his win in Ohio. Christie, Fiorina, Carson and Glimore (remind me who Gilmore is) have a very difficult road ahead for the next few weeks.

Trump is still the man to beat and I think that he will build momentum as the Republican Party continues to hate him.

There are swirling rumors that Michael Bloomberg (whose far richer than Trump) is thinking about starting his own party and stealing the voters who would otherwise vote for  the increasingly weak and vulnerable Hillary Clinton, Bitch of Benghazi and (as yet) unindicted felon. Bloomberg, who has always fancied himself to be a worthy President scoffed at Trump last summer but he's not scoffing now. It will be interesting to see if he's willing to bust up the Democratic Party to satisfy his lust for power.

Meanwhile:
(Fox News) President Obama sent Congress on Tuesday his eighth and final budget, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives. They include launching a new war on cancer, combating global warming and fighting growing threats from ISIS terrorists. 
The new spending plan, for the budget year that begins Oct. 1 -- just 3 1/2 months before he leaves office -- is facing heavy fire from Republicans who hope to capture the White House. The proposal had dim prospects of winning approval in a Republican-controlled Congress. 
In all, Obama's budget would increase taxes by $2.6 trillion over the coming decade, nearly double the $1.4 trillion in new taxes Obama sought and failed to achieve in last year's budget
We really need a much smaller government with an emphasis on curbing welfare, food stamps that the ObamaCare liability. Not more taxes and a $4.1 trillion budget. More taxes will cause the economy to contract even further and we'd be lucky to reach .5% growth.


12 comments:

  1. Nice monkey. I understand it's the year for it.

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    1. I agree. And that's a good photograph of a Simian at the top.

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    2. Meanwhile back at the ranch, the gov boys be runn'n a cuff'm & stuff'm. But nobody much cares, because monkeys...

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    3. Both monkeys look good for who they are.

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    4. You know what they say, it's all a game of monkeys. The Russians seem to have a good handle on the one instance.

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    5. The Russians use green lasers to put Obama's image on buildings in Moscow...don't they? Russians have no use for Barack but I do think that they've found him to be a useful tool in messing up the US far better than they were ever able to. For that alone, they may put a statue of him in Gorky park - but he may look a bit like a chimp when they're done.

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    6. To the Russians, 0bama is the greatest thing to come along since canned borscht. The damage he's done to America will reverberate for decades if not more.

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    7. I'm sure that his mama, his daddy and his grandparents, all of whom were communists are smiling up from Hell at what he's been able to do.

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  2. I watched Trump and Sanders on BBC this morning. Why does Donald have two exquisitely beautiful, perfectly moulded chicks either side of him? It stops people paying attention to his hair.

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    1. He has two beautiful women standing there (wife and daughter) because he can...and for the hair.

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  3. Putin also declares there is no such thing as NATO airspace. Of course not, if you are the baddest ass in Europe you can fly anywhere you want too. The US won't challenge him... or at least Obama won't. So he can fly his jets anywhere he wants.

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    1. When you surrender your position in the world, other people take it.

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