Apr 19, 2022 – Politics & Policy
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Democrats’ worst Trump nightmare

Mike Allen
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There’s something much worse than losing the House, and possibly the Senate, that’s rattling top Democrats who are studying polling and election trends:

The big picture: It’s the possibility of a re-elected President Trump with a compliant, filibuster-proof Senate majority in January 2025.

Why it matters: It’s impossible to forecast elections. But you can look at the states with Senate elections in 2024 and see why some Democrats are sounding the alarm.

“Democrats are sleepwalking into a Senate disaster,” Yale’s Simon Bazelon wrote last week on Matt Yglesias’ Substack, Slow Boring

  • “The 2024 map is much worse,” Bazelon added.
  • A close presidential election, he wrote, could doom Democratic Sens. Jon Tester in Montana … Joe Manchin in West Virginia … Sherrod Brown in Ohio … Bob Casey in Pennsylvania … Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin … Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona.
  • Plus toss-ups could threaten Sens. Debbie Stabenow in Michigan and Jackie Rosen in Nevada.
  • In all those states, hardcore liberalism is a tough sell.

Then factor in that most of the GOP senators who stood up to Trump and his brand of politics will be gone: Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who are retiring after this term, and former Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona.

  • Now toss in the widespread belief in both parties that the House majority will be lost by Democrats in 2022 — and maintained, if not expanded, in 2024.
  • Plus perhaps the most worrisome indicator for Democrats on the political dashboard: The party’s edge with Hispanic voters has shrunk.

So you see why John Anzalone, President Biden’s campaign pollster, recently told a Politico podcast this is “the worst political environment that I’ve lived through in 30 years of being a political consultant.”

There are several ways Democrats could overcome the GOP’s decisive map edge:

  • Dems could nominate a presidential candidate who wins decisively — with a clear majority. That typically lifts party candidates in close races.
  • Or the GOP could nominate a presidential candidate who can’t command a majority, or unelectable Senate candidates. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell warns anyone who’ll listen that if the GOP keeps putting up fringe candidates, the party will blow an epic opportunity.

The bottom line: David Shor, one of Democrats’ most respected data scientists, has been sounding the alarm for months. “Unless we see big structural changes in the Democratic party’s coalition,” he tweeted, the 2024 outcome could be “Donald Trump winning a *filibuster-proof trifecta* [House, Senate, White House] with a minority of the vote.”

Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to change “veto-proof” to “filibuster-proof” in the second paragraph.

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CRT – AFGHANISTAN – INFLATION – IRAN – RUSSIA – CHINA- INFLATION and OPEN BORDERS are all on the ballot come this November.

This is  a WINNING TICKET for the Republicans. Hopefully, they won’t things up. Predictions of a 60 seat gain in the House are within grasp. However, the Republicans have 21 Senate seats up for grabs. Democrats are defending 14 seats, two which are open seats. Currently there are 50 Republican seats. So of the 21 up for grabs, we need to win them plus one. Based on Sabato’s Crystal Ball, Republicans can win 23.  This includes Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Nevada

Check the latest updates below provided by Ballotpedia


U.S. Senate race ratings were last updated on: April 12, 2022
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Alaska Solid Republican
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Alabama Solid Republican
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Arkansas Solid Republican
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Arizona Toss-up Toss-up Toss-up
California Solid Democratic
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Colorado Likely Democratic
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Connecticut Solid Democratic
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Florida Lean Republican
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Georgia Toss-up Toss-up Toss-up
Hawaii Solid Democratic
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Iowa Solid Republican
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Idaho Solid Republican
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Illinois Solid Democratic
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Indiana Solid Republican
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Kansas Solid Republican
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Kentucky Solid Republican
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Louisiana Solid Republican
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Maryland Solid Democratic
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Missouri Solid Republican
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North Carolina Lean Republican
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North Dakota Solid Republican
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New Hampshire
Lean Democratic Tilt Democratic Lean Democratic
Nevada Toss-up Toss-up Toss-up
New York Solid Democratic
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Ohio Lean Republican
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Oklahoma Solid Republican
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Oregon Solid Democratic
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Pennsylvania Toss-up Tilt Republican Toss-up
South Carolina Solid Republican
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South Dakota Solid Republican
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Utah Solid Republican
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Vermont Solid Democratic
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Washington Solid Democratic
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Wisconsin Toss-up Tilt Republican Lean Republican


Both of these presidents, one former, the other will become  one come January 2025, sacrificed the interests of the United States in the name of peace. Little did they know that PEACE COMES WITH STRENGTH, WAR COMES WITH WEAKNESS

We seem to forget as time goes by, but history doesn’t always disappear. Jimmy Carter was sort of an outsider, of course he was the governor of Georgia, but against long odds, this Dark Horse won the Democratic nomination for president in 1976. He went on to defeat Gerald Ford. Carter, like Biden, gave a “free out of jail card” to all draft evaders; Biden is giving a “free out of jail card to all country invaders.

And like Biden, Carter stroked the fires of inflation and stagflation all at the same time. The only difference here is that unemployment surged under Carter. Can we expect this from Biden? Only time will tell. However, Carter new of the threat from the Soviets where Biden was blind to their menace. Both faced Afghanistan during their tenure. Russia invaded, Biden “cut and ran.”  Carter boycotted the  Russian Olympics, while Biden cheered.

However, Carter was weak on Iran, therefore paving the way for the hostage crisis. This led to his defeat by Ronald Reagan. Biden is determined to hand over to the Ayatollahs $150 billion by once again signing on to the JCPOA. Carter hated Jews, loved pseudo Palestinians as does Joe Biden. By signing off on the agreement, of course with Russian approval, Branden is assuring that a nuclear conflict will arise in the Middle East. It can be stated that Biden is reiterating the words of the Mullahs, “to wipe Israel off the map.”

. So the overall difference between the two is quite evident, Carter actually new what he was doing, Biden doesn’t have a clue

But our hats off to Jimmy Carter for he is 97 years old; overcoming brain cancer which is a miracle in itself. We don’t despise Carter as a Human Being, but take issue with his activism, philosophy and ways – these led to his ultimate defeat.



The lying scurrilous scum of human excrement, with a mouth filled with streams of diarrhea that flow with vitriolic diatribe, has now become TARGET 1 on John Bull Durham’s hit list. The footsteps are closing in on this Three Time Loser.

Don’t forget that if she defeated our Beloved Trump, not only would the biggest Cloak and Dagger operation be squashed, but the Deep State Operatives who were part and parcel of this “HIT JOB” would  have seen their careers elevated if the Russian Hoax was buried for good. However, “ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME” and in this case we see the Blood Trail following her.

Soon, because their life is at stake, ONE COURAGEOUS insider will step up and provide the evidence to indict her and prove to America, the lengths she went through, trying to become president. All of this, as we now know was with the FAKE NEWS MEDIA being complicit in the HOAX OF THE CENTURY.


Durham says CIA found data alleging Trump-Russia plot was ‘user created’


Mexican Cartels Fly 9,000 Drone Flights into U.S. to Surveil Law Enforcement Operations

Mexican drug cartels have conducted more than 9,000 drone flights into U.S. airspace in the last year to surveil American law enforcement and security operations in the southern border region, a senior Homeland Security official told Judicial Watch this week. The drones are observing federal, state, county, and city agencies near the Mexican border, including the U.S. Border Patrol, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas National Guard, county sheriffs and local police. The Border Patrol, which operates under Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has captured about a dozen of the drones, and accessed the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’ (UAVs) guidance and memory systems to gain intelligence information, according to a high-level official at the agency.

Judicial Watch learned about the Mexican cartel drone incursions during a recent visit to the southern border and specifically while interviewing federal officials at the CBP Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas. Judicial Watch is further investigating the matter and has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with CBP, the 60,000-member agency charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S., for all records regarding the use of drones by criminal organizations operating along the U.S.-Mexico border for the purpose of surveilling U.S. law enforcement officials or otherwise facilitating illegal activity. The federal public-record request includes, but is not limited to, all information depicting the known or estimated number of instances of the use of such technology, as well as all reports, intelligence assessments, analyses, or similar records related to their use.

Federal officials on the ground tell Judicial Watch that the cartels use the UAV surveillance flights to facilitate human smuggling and drug trafficking. Specifically, they help identify gaps in border coverage and assist the cartels in overwhelming certain areas to create a diversion for moving sensitive or high value loads through alternate border locations. The data analyzed from the confiscated drones has also provided U.S. authorities with other law-enforcement sensitive information that cannot be made public, government sources said, adding that drug cartels started using the devices a few years ago. Brandon Judd, the president of the union representing the nation’s 20,000 Border Patrol agents, told Judicial Watch the drones are also used to smuggle small amounts of drugs into the U.S. “They are dropping fentanyl,” Judd said this week. “They fly into certain locations, drop them to the ground and fentanyl is taken off of them and they take back off into Mexico.” The drones are not military grade, Judd confirmed, but rather “run of the mill” that can be purchased anywhere.

Reports of Mexican cartels using UAVs to enhance their illicit operations began surfacing within the last few years. In fact, three years ago agents in the El Paso sector around 750 miles from the Rio Grande Valley revealed in a news report that they had witnessed what they believed to be the first use of a drone by a Mexican cartel to act as a “look-out.” In the story CBP officials from the El Paso sector are quoted saying that agents “discovered a new tactic in counter surveillance,” referring to the UAV. An agent monitoring the border with an infrared camera discovered the drone traveling north into the U.S. from Mexico, the article states. Last year Mexico’s largest newspaper reported that some of the country’s most notorious cartels, including Jalisco Nueva Generación, used drones with explosives to attack police in the western part of the country. Back in 2018, an academic study found that cartels use drones to look for Border Patrol agents and inform drug smugglers of their positions. The research focused on the complex security landscape of military drones for border security and non-state actors with sharply diverging motives to develop their own drone surveillance capacities.

Exclusive: ‘Migrant president’ Biden stirs Mexican angst over boom time for gangs
By Dave Graham



MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s government is worried the new U.S. administration’s asylum policies are stoking illegal immigration and creating business for organized crime, according to officials and internal assessments seen by Reuters.

Migrants are pictured after a protest at the Mexico-U.S. San Ysidro port of entry to ask U.S. President Joe Biden to allow them to apply for asylum, in Tijuana, Mexico March 2, 2021. Picture taken March 2, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

Ever since President Joe Biden won the White House vowing to undo the hardline approach of his predecessor Donald Trump, Mexico has both looked forward to an end to migration burdens imposed by Trump, and braced for a new influx of people.

Detentions on the U.S border have surged since Biden took office on Jan. 20. Mexico has urged Washington to help stem the flow by providing development aid to Central America, from where most migrants come, driven by a humanitarian crisis.

“They see him as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said of Biden the morning after a virtual meeting with his U.S. counterpart on March 1.

“We need to work together to regulate the flow, because this business can’t be tackled from one day to the next.”

Previously unreported details in the internal assessments, based on testimonies and intelligence gathering, state that gangs are diversifying methods of smuggling and winning clients as they eye U.S. measures that will “incentivize migration.”

Apprehensions on the U.S.-Mexico border in February hit levels unseen since mid-2019, and were the highest for that month in 15 years, data reported by Reuters showed.

Among U.S. steps Mexico worries are encouraging migration are improved support for victims of gangs and violence, streamlining of the legalization process, and suspension of Trump-era accords that deported people to Central America.

Recent Mexican policies are also encouraging migration, according to one assessment. It saw potential fillips in measures such as offering COVID-19 vaccines to migrants, as well as better protections for undocumented children.

One Mexican official familiar with migration developments, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said organized crime began changing its modus operandi “from the day Biden took office” and now exhibited “unprecedented” levels of sophistication.

That includes briefing clients on the latest immigration rules, using technology to outfox authorities, and disguising smuggling operations as travel agencies, assessments showed.

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“Migrants have become a commodity,” the official said, arguing they were now as valuable as drugs for the gangs. “But if a packet of drugs is lost in the sea, it’s gone. If migrants are lost, it’s human beings we’re talking about.”

Mexico’s security ministry, foreign ministry and national migration institute did not reply to requests for comment for this story. The White House and the Department of Homeland Security did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Higher concentrations of migrants in border areas have encouraged gangs to recruit some as drug mules, and kidnap others for money, said Cesar Peniche, attorney general of Chihuahua, the state with the longest stretch of U.S. frontier.

Both Mexican and U.S. policy should be more clear-cut so as not to spur illegal immigration, he told Reuters.

Mexico has praised Biden for offering a pathway to citizenship to millions of U.S. residents of Mexican origin, and for rolling back Trump-era policies that sent U.S. asylum seekers back into Mexico to await their court hearings.

To avoid detection, migrants now often travel in small groups instead of caravans, and increasingly follow more dangerous, less well-trodden routes, the Mexican official said.

Communicating via social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and YouTube, smugglers update migrants on impending checkpoints, when freight trains they can jump on pass, where to stay and how to navigate immigration laws, the official added.

To ease their passage, smugglers advise Central American clients to register complaints with authorities saying they have been victims of extortion or, for young men, that they have faced death threats from street gangs, the assessments show.

And, as in previous years, migrants are being told to bring along children to make it easier to apply for asylum.

Mexican intelligence shows smugglers’ transit costs vary widely. One assessment said an unaccompanied Central American minor could secure passage to the U.S. border for about $3,250. By contrast, for African travelers, the rate was $20,000. Asians must also pay more.

One evaluation set out concerns there could be a significant influx in migrants from outside the region – the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and the Middle East – as coronavirus-led border restrictions begin easing.

Even as Mexicans hail Biden’s cancellation of work on Trump’s border wall, some officials say it is time Mexico returns to an idea the government raised in 2019: improving the infrastructure along its own southern border with Guatemala.

“Mexico spends more on every new wave of migrants than that would cost,” said another official. “We have to do it.”

Reporting by Dave Graham; Additional reporting by Sofia Menchu in Guatemala City and Alexandra Alper in Washington; Editing by Rosalba O’Brien

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.


A big mistake was made on November 3, 2021; voters being swayed by the Fake News Media, cast their ballot for the most corrupt and senile liar in the history of our country. Not only that, he chose an incompetent for his running mate.

The toll is now front and center:

  1. Afghanistan – 13 of America’s bravest Marines killed. Gave Russian the Green Light on Ukraine
  2. Ukraine – failure to provide air support led to the Russian invasion
  3. Iran – Biden ready to give the mullahs everything they want, including $150 billion, with a signoff by Russia.
  5. China – taking what it wants the world over. Threatening Taiwan with flyovers. Building bases in the South China Sea
  6. China extending its reach into Latin America and Africa
  7. Russia threatening Finland and Sweden on joining NATO
  8. Inflation thrusting upward toward the all important level of 10%, a point not seen in 40 years.
  9. Opening our southern borders to any and all criminals from Latin America flooding border states with rapists, murders, drug cartels etc.
  10. Complicit in CRT being taught in grammar school
  11. Sending the DOJ after Moms who questioned what their children are taught
  12. He used his V.P. position to shakedown Ukraine, Russia and China, filling not only his son’s pockets but his as well

We have seen this show before, but never to the degree that the Biden administration has failed on all fronts. In fact, world leaders wonder if Joe Biden isall there.

Dementia Joe’s last act, that is if he can last past November, will be the IMPEACHMENT of a FRAUD.

Biden shakes hands with thin air after North Carolina speech

President Biden was left empty-handed following an address at a North Carolina university Thursday.

Biden, 79, had just finished delivering a nearly 40-minute speech at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro when he turned toward stage right with his paw outstretched in a handshake position.

Biden waves to Putin after forgetting to turn on mic during high-stakes video call

US President Joe Biden fumbled with his microphone at the beginning of a high-stakes video call with Vladimir Putin, awkwardly waving to his Russian counterpart during the silence.

“Greetings, Mr President,” Putin said in Russian, only to be met with silence on the other end of the line.

After a few seconds, Biden leans forward and presses a button, appearing to turn his mic on.

“There you go,” he said, suddenly audible, chuckling and waving to Putin.



The numbers came out today, inflation is up 8.5% YOY. This is not good news for Branden and Company.  Back to the days of Jimmy Carter some forty years ago. Gold responded to the news by vaulting up to $1970 per ounce. TRUMP IS TO BLAME, PUTIN IS TO BLAME, YOU ARE TO BLAME. TELL YOU WHAT FOLKS, THESE DEMOCRAT IMBECILES ARE THE ONLY ONES TO BLAME. Hey Democrat voters, you like paying $5 a gallon at the pump.

Do you honestly think that Joe Biden gives  a hoot about you? It will be your turn to PUMP him come November. Shove it up his GASS. 

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Commentaries & Views

Today the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) released its CPI inflation report for March 2022. The report showed that inflation had risen to 8.5% when compared to the inflation level in March 2021. When compared to month-over-month levels, inflation rose 0.6% as February’s level of inflation came in at 7.9%. However, this news was no surprise as it had been released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on March 30.

The U.S. dollar also strengthened with the dollar index breaking above 100 after factoring in today’s gain of 0.39% which took the index to 100.315.

As of 4:50 PM EDT both gold and silver had substantial gains. The most active June 2022 gold futures contract is currently trading up $20.80 or 1.07% and fixed at $1969 per ounce. Silver futures gained 2.33% or $0.58 with the most active contract currently fixed at $25.57.