Well, my neighborhood will be in mourning

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Okay, some brief notes on the election results thus far. Then I’m going to bed.

I don’t know if you guys remember me telling you about a kook in my neighborhood that put out a homemade sign in 2016 that read:


She kept that sign up for months after Trump won.

Well, I found out about three or four weeks ago that this particular kook wasn’t just any old kook. She was the kook running against my squishy Republican Congressman John Katko.

You know, when I found that out, I wasn’t the least bit surprised. My whole neighborhood is far-Left crazy. And this kooky candidate, Dana Balter, is an SU professor. Lots of folks from SU live in this neighborhood since it’s only a short walking distance to the university.

This neighborhood is so deep blue, you’d think most of the people are oxygen-deprived.

The Balter lawn signs outnumbered the Katko lawn signs by …

Who am I kidding? There are no Katko lawn signs in my neighborhood. In fact, you have to drive out a ways from SU to see Katko signs.

I also told you about the SU student who lives in the 4-unit across the street from me. I mentioned him a couple months ago.

He has three poster-board-sized signs in his living room window.


Another one calls Katko a COWARD. And the third one says something about Katko being the enemy of working people – I don’t remember exactly what it says. It’s nearly midnight and my brain isn’t working.

Any old how.

I’d venture to guess that I was one of only maybe ten or twelve people in my ward to vote for Katko today. But given the fact that Balter lives in this neighborhood, she has home court advantage.

Any old how, just a while ago, Fox News called the race for NY-24. And Katko beat Balter like a drum.

I bet the rest of my neighborhood is going to be donning sackcloth and ashes by morning.

So, sure, I’m still stuck with Cuomo for another four years (unless he gets indicted). Ditto that shrieking harridan Kirsten Gillibrand.

But Katko kept his seat.

I can’t tell you how tempted I am to get a big poster board and write: “KATKO KICKS KOOK’S BUTT” on it and stick it in my dining room window for that college student to see.

But I won’t. Because someone would probably throw a rock through my window. It’s bad enough they let their dogs crap in my front yard without picking it up.

Now, there is bad news for the day. The Democrats have won back control of the House. But not by nearly as much as they had hoped.

This vaunted Blue Wave just wasn’t very wavy.

In 2010, the Republicans gained over sixty seats in the House. The Democrats won’t get anywhere near that number.

And it’s far too late for me to get into the nitty-gritty details of what a Democrat-controlled House will mean. So I’ll just leave that for tomorrow.

But the best news of the night, of course, is the gains in the Senate.

As I write this, the Republican pick-ups are Josh Hawley in Missouri, Mike Braun in Indiana and Kevin Cramer in North Dakota. Things are looking good for the Republicans to pick up Florida as well since Rick Scott is leading Nelson.

And though he failed to defeat Debbie Stabenow in Michigan, John James performed very well. And I hope he considers running for office again. We really need him in Washington.

Meanwhile, Beto scored a “moral victory” in Texas — meaning Ted Cruz won reelection, but the media has to find a way to make it sound like Beto won something.

And, naturally, Alyssa Milano is already preparing Beto’s future.

And the media’s favorite candidates went down in flames – not just Beto, but Gillum in Florida and the chubby socialist in Georgia.

All-in-all, it has been a bit of a mixed bag. But I say the wins we got make it well worth enjoying them.

But no matter how you slice it, this Blue Wave to “send a message to Republicans” didn’t happen the way the ResistanceLOL, Hollywood and the news media had hoped.

Sure, they’ll play it up as being a significant win — because that’s what they do. But it really isn’t what they expected.

Meanwhile, as I call it a day and head up to bed, I’ll smile a little knowing just how crestfallen the deep-blue Leftists in my neighborhood must be feeling about now.

Is that evil of me?

Well, probably.

But I’ve been up since before six and it’s nearly midnight. I get evil when I’m tired and cranky.

I’ll see you tomorrow.

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8 thoughts on “Well, my neighborhood will be in mourning

  • November 7, 2018 at 12:31 am

    This will ensure Trump’s re election.
    Pelosi will make the people so sick of the Democrats, it will ensure is most definitely reelected.
    Plus, the democrats will boast that this is a victory, which it isn’t, and nominate some Walter Mondale Neo-Liberal.

  • November 7, 2018 at 5:44 am

    follow the money…
    sure the dems picked up the house … which will put the breaks on the economy and probably cost some of the newly employed their jobs, which they will remember in 2020….
    but they spent a huge amount of $$$ doing it, and on losing races, like gillman and abrams.
    that’s $$$ they will not have for 2020. so $$$$ways, trump and the GOP have an advantage from day one.
    that and the GOP is now more united than before, and I look for the left to move further left, and splinter even more than it is now.

  • November 7, 2018 at 5:46 am

    The “Blue Wave” turned out to be a dribble. They only control the house by a small handful of seats.just enough to show the country how deranged and detached from reality they really are. Not that it makes a difference to their supporters-they’re only here for the free stuff and beating innocent people up.onsider what a disaster it could have been if not for the Kavanaugh inquisition and the impending invasion of our southern border,all aided and abetted by the progs.

  • November 7, 2018 at 10:12 am

    I went to bed last night oblivious of the counts. I do this intentionally. I look at election results as being like taking off a band aid. Do you want it pulled excruciatingly slowly or all at once. I prefer all at once. Some post election mornings it is Christmas in November, and sometimes not. Anyways…..

    I think it is time we call the democrats ‘socialists’. Not liberal democrats. Not moderate democrats. Simply ‘Socialists’. Let’s get the cards on the table for crying out loud. Let’s quit beating around the bush.

    By the same token, the RINO’s should be called that: RINOs. Let’s not waste any time parsing this issue. There is a huge difference between republicans who support Trump sincerely and those who do that reluctantly. I see no reason to hide this.

    As to your college professor neighbor, I am amazed at how the supposed ‘intellectual elite’ of our society cannot even debate any issue with a civil tongue. People who go into hysterics when they are confronted regarding their opinions are generally considered either insecure or mentally unstable. The name calling, antifa, and anti-free speech demonstrations on campuses smacks of ignorance more than anything else.

    What will be telling in the next session of Congress is how the remaining republicans conduct themselves. If they start backpedaling on some of the issues that had irritated the left the most, say tax cuts, things could get really ugly in 2020.

  • November 7, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Meanwhile, on a more local level, we in the People’s Republic of NY are beyond screwed! Not only did we (not me and you but the Commie majority) give Prince Andrew a huge victory, but now the state senate is firmly in Marxist hands. The Assembly will always be that way, but the state senate had been the only hope for representation anyone outside of NYC have ever had. The last time the ‘Rats had control of the Governor’s mansion and both houses of the legislature, we got huge spending increases, the MTA tax, etc. And “I can hardly wait” to see what progressive orgasmic dreams the most corrupt governor in America has in store for us.

    • November 7, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      I just finished up a column on that and will be posting it shortly…

  • November 7, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Since I love alliteration, let’s go with, “KATKO KICKS KOOK’S KEISTER”

  • November 8, 2018 at 2:50 am

    Great to have found your blog! Perhaps more commenting later from a non-liberal thinking adult on the other coast


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