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2022 MIDTERM RESULTS

arizona and nevadaIndependent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog takes a look at the 2022 midterm elections based on what we know now. As regular readers know I despise both the Republican and Democrat Parties and would like to see them both splinter into multiple smaller parties, so I can provide a non-partisan view.

(By the way, I’m one of the few sites – either Democrat OR Republican – which did NOT pretend that some mythical Red Wave was coming. I got accused of being a “secret Democrat shill” for that, but as always, I was just offering my non-partisan take.)

First, I will provide some numbers regarding the breakdown of party seats in the House and the Senate, then later in this blog post I will provide a measured take on the results. Long-time readers know that, since 2010, I have pointed out how ridiculously the major parties overreact to midterm election results.

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – It seems the Republicans took back the House from Democrat control (222 seats to 213 but even that is not final. Real Clear Politics claims the Republicans have 227 seats to 208 for the Democrats.), but Republicans won fewer seats than they did in 2020, when it was the Democrats who were disappointed by how badly they did and how many seats they lost. (Democrats were claiming all that year that they would dramatically increase their seats in the House but instead they lost big.)

          arizona counting big birdWithout the Democrat losses in 2020 there is no way the Republicans would have taken back the House this time around. Hey, who was at the top of their ballot in 2020?   

THE SENATE – Going into last Tuesday’s elections, the Democrats held 50 seats and the Republicans held 50 seats. As of today, the Democrats hold 50 seats and the Republicans hold 49 seats with the December runoff election in Georgia set to decide the final division of seats. Not exactly earth-shaking changes, but you overseas readers might not know that by the typical overstatements of America’s biased media outlets, all of which favor either one party or the other.

MY VIEW OF THE RESULTS: Continue reading

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IT’S OFFICIAL: OBAMA IS THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER

APPARENTLY PEOPLE FELT THE ANSWER TO THIS WAS A RESOUNDING YES.

APPARENTLY PEOPLE FELT THE ANSWER TO THIS WAS A RESOUNDING YES.

I guess open contempt for the country whose people elected you was not such a wise political strategy, eh, Obama? Even though mid-term elections are expected to go against the party that holds the White House, last night Little Barry Obama’s monumental unpopularity and horrific policies led to a HISTORIC DEFEAT for a sitting President’s party.

I despise both the Republican Party AND the Democratic Party but there’s no denying that the hubristic Democrats deserved this kind of a smackdown. There’s also no denying that this defeat has to be laid largely at the door of Barack Obama. His repeated violations of the Constitution, his corrupt administration , his destruction of American health care and his pursuit of a cowardly and masochistic foreign policy may have played well with the hilariously pretentious asses called American Liberals but nobody else.

If you are angry about anything the newly-elected Congress may do, blame Little Barry Obama. His pouting refusal to work with the opposition party THE WAY ALL PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS HAVE DONE accomplished nothing but perpetual gridlock and UNPRECEDENTED midterm defeat for his own party.    Continue reading

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THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY: A BALLADEER’S BLOG INTERVIEW

democratic party donkeyWelcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the only site on the web that equally criticizes both Liberals and Conservatives. Here is the transcript of my recent interview with the Democratic Party Jackass, the symbol of their organization.

Balladeer’s Blog: Right off the top, what are your thoughts on the upcoming midterms?

Democratic Party: Well, our greatest weakness is being associated with Barack Obama, who is an albatross we’ll try to increasingly separate ourselves from. I gather you noticed how some of our Congressional candidates are even refusing to say if they voted for Little Barry in 2008 and 2012. 

BB: I have, but don’t worry – the networks have been avoiding covering that fact. 

DP: (laughs) Yeah, thankfully the Republicans were so stupid they decided long ago not to spend the money necessary to keep up with us in the media arms race. Anything at all damaging to our candidates is always confined to the boondocks of Fox News Channel and talk radio.  Continue reading

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