The Gentle Reader who has followed this blog for a while will not be surprised to learn that I plan to vote for Larry Hogan for Governor of Maryland.
A couple of weeks ago, people walked out of a rally for Anthony Brown, the Democrat candidate for governor in Maryland, and they did it while Barack Obama was speaking. Yesterday, there were empty seats at a Brown rally where Hillary Clinton was the main speaker. Both rallies were held in the near suburbs of DC, a traditional stronghold of the Democrats.
Now that the election is less than a week away, it’s about time that I begin publishing my endorsements for candidates on the ballot here in Maryland. My first endorsement is for the one candidate I support who isn’t on my local ballot. He would have been if parts of Carroll County had not be gerrymandered into three Congressional districts instead of being left intact in the Sixth District.
If I were still in the Sixth District, I would vote for Dan Bongino. I met Dan at CPAC this past March. That’s the two of us at BlogBash. Dan is an ex-cop and Secret Service agent. He’s one of the good guys, and he has his head on straight. When Brett Kimberlin was trying to spook us defendants in the state Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit with a long list of witness he wanted to subpoena for the trial, Dan Bongino was on his list. Anyone Kimberlin views as part of the conspiracy against him would get my vote, but, more important, Dan’s got a lot of good ideas about how to move America forward.
Refers to Bibi as “chickenshit.”OTOH, some of that choom was really great shit.
Hans von Spakovsky has a piece over at WSJ on election fraud.
Voting by noncitizens alone could swing such races. A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, found that 6.4% of all noncitizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2% voted in the 2010 midterms.
Since 80% of noncitizens vote Democratic, according to the survey, the authors concluded that these illegal votes were “large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections.”
Read the whole thing.
Michael Hirsch has a post over at Politico called Team of Bumblers?. Hirsch’s post deals with whether or not the Administration’s team is up to the challenge of dealing with ISIL/ISIS/IS. The sharp-eyed Gentle Reader will note that I deleted the question mark in the title of this post.
If Barack Obama really wanted to crush ISIS, he wouldn’t be sending soldiers and Marines to advise the Iraqis. He’d send his economic team to advise ISIS.
One of the tactics used in the discovery phase of a lawsuit is to stonewall until forced to produce evidence by the court and then to bury the opposing side with a huge dump of paperwork at the last second. That’s the tactic the Department of Justice appears to have used in the suit filed by Judicial Watch over the non-response to Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act request for emails related to Operation Fast and Furious.
The DoJ has tried to claim executive privilege. The court order the DoJ to provide a complete list of the emails together with a description of why each was privileged. The DoJ wanted until after the election to respond. The judge order the response due this month.
John Hinderacker has an analysis of the information divulged by the list of emails over at PowerLine. Read the whole thing and find out why the Administration wanted the information out of the public eye. Especially before the election.