Morning Must Reads: November 6

In the News: Election Night winners, losers, and what's next

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

Election Night Recap 

  • Christie Wins Reelection in Landslide, 2016 Awaits: “In his victory speech, Christie said his record of bipartisanship should serve as a lesson for a divided Washington, and said a “dispirited America — angry, angry at their dysfunction in Washington — looks to New Jersey.”  [TIME]

“If Christie can somehow be considered the front-runner for the 2016 nomination, however, it is only because of a dearth of strong Republican candidates. His political shortcomings are much more acute than people realize.” [New Republic]

  • Colorado Approves Marijuana Sales Tax [TIME]

“Also in Colorado, ten rural counties refused to approve secession from the state in an effort to form a 51st state called North Colorado. Among them — Weld County, whose commissioners spearheaded the effort, citing frustration with the Democrat-led state government that they claim neglects rural interests” [CBS News]

GOP Establishment Favorite Ekes Out Win in Alabama [TIME]

  • Democrat Terry McAuliffe Wins Virginia Governor’s Race [TIME]
  • But, Obamacare almost killed McAuliffe.  [Politico]
  • Detroit Elects First White Mayor in Decades [TIME]
  • New Detroit Mayor Faces and Uphill Fight [USA Today]
  • Bill de Blasio Wins NYC Mayoral Race, First Democrat in Two Decades  [TIME]

“Now, as Mr. de Blasio, 52, prepares to become chief executive of one of the world’s largest cities, he will have a far grander stage on which to test the decidedly liberal worldview that has been the hallmark of his career.” [NYT]

  • Former Labor Leader Walsh Wins Boston’s Mayoral Election [TIME]

“When Walsh takes office Jan. 6, it will mark the end of the 20-year tenure of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, whose announcement in March that he would not seek reelection unleashed a generation of pent-up political ambition.” [Boston Globe]

  • Virginia, New Jersey Results Highlight Republican Party’s Divisions, Problems [Washington Post]

“The staying power of the conservative movement that burst onto the scene four years ago was called into question in this year’s marquee contests….Still, Democrats saw looming problems of their own on the horizon — not so much in returns from the off-year elections but in the roiling furor over the flawed rollout of the federal health care exchange.” [USA Today]

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sacredh
sacredh

Kind of OT, but I just got up a few minutes ago. My wife told me that a friend called and wanted to talk to me but I was asleep. He told my wife to tell me that Christie would crush Hillary. My wife says she told him, "Not if Hillary inssts on being on top". Are we the perfect match or what?

Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to work I go.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

I'd love to see those bills, but they must not be patronage/pork legislation.

BTW I think we've done this before.

Yes, we have, and I guess it didn't stick last time.  The American Jobs Act, The Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011, The Rebuild America Jobs Act, and the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.  All bills introduced by Obama and the Democrats, all Bill defeated by Republican stonewalling and a handful of Democrats that torpedoed them because they're spineless.  Obama and the Democrats are trying to focus on Jobs.  The GOP and the Tea Party - particularly after being elected in 2010 on a Jobs platform - cannot say the same.  Don't delude yourself into thinking that Republicans actually care about the economy.  They only care about greasing their own wheels by any means necessary.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Note to Bloomberg the KONY* , set to relinquish his throne:

Finally.  He bogarted a third term for what exactly?  DeBlasio used the filthy rich/dirt poor argument to his advantage. 

Never a good idea to overstay your welcome.  Now go tend to your network and your girlfirend.

*King Of New York.

sacredh
sacredh

Well, I go out for my 7th and last midnight tonight so I think I'll take a long nap. Goodnight folks.

sacredh
sacredh

it sure doesn't take much to set us off.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Libtard!

Third grade!

Bugs.

Clueless.

Care to add to Ron Paul's Insult Dictionary?*

*'cause just like Rafael Cruz, you gotta thank yer daddy!

sacredh
sacredh

These are the times that try men's souls. - Rand Paul

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

In the previous seven VA gubernatorial elections the party of the president in power has lost.  Something's changed.  This is not good news for teh Tea Party.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@paulejb 

Here is a little lesson in citations and what to cite:

1. A citation is a reference to a document that supports an hypotheses.

2. Your citation must be factually connected to your hypothesis.  You can't just infer something and then cite something that's unrelated.  You're inferring something.  You must support the inference.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

Oh, and the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (also known as the JOBS Act).   Please, drop the "Obama and the Democrats don't care about the Economy" schtick.  It's absolutely bogus.

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@sacredh 

Right now, finishing up hour 10 officially making 3 straight days of 10+ and likely here for at least another 2-3 hours, I'm dreaming of 7 straight graveyards.

Good God I hate Report Card season.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@sacredh A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own land. – Rand Paul

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@sacredh "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over..."  --RP

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@sacredh

For Ron so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.   ~Rand Paul

fitty_three
fitty_three

FYI, you missed a "poffin' good time".

fitty_three
fitty_three

@nflfoghorn  

This won't be lost on moderates.  The threat of the "primary" has been significantly eroded.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@Sue_N  

Your link connects to a video of pot being poured from a jar into someone's hand; - )

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb  

We find no evidence that lenders increased subprime originations or altered pricing around the discrete eligibil-ity cutos for the Government Sponsored Enterprises' (GSEs) aordable housing goalsor the Community Reinvestment Act. Although the GSEs may have played a role inthe crisis, our results indicate that it was not due to their affordable housing mandate

 http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/2012/2012-005.pdf

fitty_three
fitty_three

@paulejb  

Those aren't citations, and the source is a blogsite hack.

Sorry you loose.

Poff!

sacredh
sacredh

@nflfoghorn,

Then Beck joined in. 

fitty_three
fitty_three

@nflfoghorn  

Collie threw that at me without ever attributing it to Rand Paul.  Isn't that plagiarism?

sacredh
sacredh

@DonQuixotic,

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away. Now it looks as though they're here to stay. Oh, I believe in yesterday. - Rand Paul

TyPollard
TyPollard

@MementoMori @fitty_three @paulejb

This is collie's calling card...or collie card.

Begging the question (petitio principii): The truth of the conclusion is assumed in the premises, or in hidden assumptions. See "complex question", "framing fallacy".

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@sacredh @DonQuixotic  

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by their decision to be Libertarian but by the content of their character.  ~Rand Paul

Sue_N
Sue_N

@DonQuixotic @Sue_N @fitty_three Yeah, the far right hates this guy. How dare he not clothe himself in splendor? How dare he talk about the poor? How dare he speak words of welcome and invitation to people? How dare he not judge people?

Mark my words: We are looking at a future saint. And a man who is striving mightily (and humbly) to save the Catholic Church from itself.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@fitty_three @Sue_N Sadly, while most folks think of "the church" as this vast monolithic edifice, it actually resembles the countless individuals who comprise it. If you encounter good people, then that's your vision of "the church." If you encounter the not-so-good, then that's your vision.

And there are far too many people in the church who are better at showing the ass of a donkey than the face of Christ.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@Sue_N 

Now that is inspiring.  My brushes with the Catholic Church of late over my wife have led me to the conclusion that what Pope Francis is doing hasn't trickled down.

I'll leave it at that.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@paulejb 

I don't think you know what the meaning of "citation" is.

And no, this isn't a citation, nor is it citeable.