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Nevada Goes for The Jugular with ‘Popular Vote’ Bill

There are serious concerns about the move – concerns that conservatives in New York State and California have been warning us about for decades.

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We all remember that one kid in school who would change the rules to whatever game you were playing whenever they were losing.

It seemed to always be the most prevalent in the game of Monopoly, where the “house rules” were more malleable than Play-Doh in August in St. Augustine.  When and where hotels could be built was always a contentious battle for the disadvantaged, regardless of whether or not this disadvantage was self afflicted.  Then there were the unseemly declarations regarding free money, jail time, etc.

In other words, some people just can’t stand to lose, and they lash out in unhealthy ways when that fate befalls them.

Such seems to be the case these days with the democrats as well, who are still reeling from their electoral evisceration at the hands of Donald Trump back in 2016.

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Now, after being bested through the electoral college, a great many anti-Trump organizations are pushing to change the rules of the game.

Nevada is just the latest to pontificate on just such an adjustment.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, will consider signing a new bill that would require the state’s six Electoral College votes to be awarded to the winner of the national popular vote, rather than the winner of the state’s vote.

The legislation would only take effect once states representing a majority of the nation’s 538 electoral votes agree to join. Thus far, the participating states or jurisdictions include: California (55), Colorado (9), Connecticut (7), Delaware (3), the District of Columbia (3),  Hawaii (4), Illinois (20), Maryland (10), Massachusetts (11), New Jersey (14), New Mexico (5), New York (29), Rhode Island (4), Vermont (3), Washington (12). These represent a total of 189 electoral votes. Most are solid “blue” states, but Colorado and New Mexico are considered swing states, albeit leaning Democratic. Nevada would be the third swing state to join the coalition.

There are major concerns about such a move however.

One of the most cogent and prominent issues with a “national” popular vote is the incentivizing of big city politicking over reaching out to Americans in more rural areas.  In states such as New York and California, this disparity has even led to calls for secession within the state, allowing cities such as Los Angeles and The Big Apple to live on a political island, as it were, as to not adversely affect the livelihood of the far more conservative areas of the states that are far less populated.

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Working for VP Harris is ‘Scarlet Letter’ in White House, Aides Flee in Droves

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The situation at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a strange one at this moment, and news from the East Wing has many wondering just how much worse things are going to get before they begin to mend.

While there is certainly a great deal of trouble within the Biden administration, perhaps no corner of the executive branch is quite as worrisome as the office of the Vice President, with Kamala Harris dropping staffers by the handful, and new reports of castigation befalling those who’ve worked for her.

A new report revealed that departing staffers for Vice President Harris are leaving their White House posts in part due to concerns of being forever labeled a “Harris person.”

A growing list of Harris staffers are heading out the door amid internal chaos and disastrous poll numbers.

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The concern of being labeled a “Harris person,” as well as burnout and desire for greener pastures, are driving the exodus from the vice president’s office, sources familiar with the chaos in the VP’s office told Axios.

One anonymous Democratic strategist said that Harris needs “someone loyal, who can think methodically to best position the vice president and to make sure everything she’s doing is being maximized and communicated to a broad population and get her numbers up.”

And also:

A different Democratic operative close to the veep’s office told Axiosthat the staff departures are lighting a fire under chief of staff Tina Flournoy to keep the sinking ship afloat.

“If we mess this up, it’s going to set women back when it comes to running for higher office for years to come,” the operative said.

The label of being a “Harris person” apparently carries a weighted stigma with it in Washington — something that does not bode well for the fledgling veep as her first year in office begins to wrap up.

The news will undoubtedly reignite the Democrats’ fears about their chances to win the White House again in 2024.

The situation at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a strange one at this moment, and news from the East Wing has many wondering just how much worse things are going to get before they begin to mend. While there is certainly a great deal of trouble within the Biden administration, perhaps no corner of the executive branch is quite as worrisome as the office of the Vice President, with Kamala Harris dropping staffers by the handful, and new reports of castigation befalling those who’ve worked for her. A new report revealed that departing staffers for Vice President Harris are leaving their White House posts in part due to concerns of being forever labeled a “Harris person.” A growing list of Harris staffers are heading out the door amid internal chaos and disastrous poll numbers. The concern of being labeled a “Harris person,” as well as burnout and desire for greener pastures, are driving the exodus from the vice president’s office, sources familiar with the chaos in the VP’s office told Axios. One anonymous Democratic strategist said that Harris needs “someone loyal, who can think methodically to best position the vice president and to make sure everything she’s doing is being maximized and communicated to a broad population and get her numbers up.” And also: A different Democratic operative close to the veep’s office told Axiosthat the staff departures are lighting a fire under chief of staff Tina Flournoy to keep the sinking ship afloat. “If we mess this up, it’s going to set women back when it comes to running for higher office for years to come,” the operative said. The label of being a “Harris person” apparently carries a weighted stigma with it in Washington — something that does not bode well for the fledgling veep as her first year…

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President Biden Claims Persistent Cough is Not COVID-Related

But Fox’s Peter Doocy had to ask anyway.

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When the nation elected Joe Biden, there were concerns…not only about the possibility that he’d be able achieve much of anything, but also about his age and health.

Biden has never been all that slick with his words, and this is not a dig at his battle with a speech impediment:  He just says a whole lot of awfully goofy and incorrect things. It’s a lot of what he’s known for, and it’s made the job of the writers at Saturday Night Live much easier.

Cognitive function aside, Biden’s sheer age has been a concern as well, especially during a pandemic.

One Fox News reporter appeared to show concern for the President’s persistence cough this week, but Biden has insisted that it’s nothing to worry about.

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Fox News’s Peter Doocy noticed President Joe Biden’s voice was a little different Friday and as such, queried about his health, asking “are you okay?”

The inquiry came at the end of remarks given in the White House following jobs report that MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinksi described to Jen Psaki as “off.” Fox News’ chyron, however, blared “DISAPPOINTING,’  an assessment which was not unfair.

“First of all, Mr. President, your voice sounds different. Are you okay?” Doocy asked

His answer?

“I’m okay. I have a test every day to — covid test,” Biden explained. “What I have is a 1 1/2-year-old grandson who had a cold who likes to kiss his pop and he has been kissing me anyway. But it is just a cold.” Doocy followed with a question about Covid-19 and the administration’s efforts to continue to mitigate the spread of the potentially deadly pathogen.

President Biden announced new stricter rules for international travelers coming into the US on Thursday, on account of the latest news surrounding the omicron variant.

 

When the nation elected Joe Biden, there were concerns…not only about the possibility that he’d be able achieve much of anything, but also about his age and health. Biden has never been all that slick with his words, and this is not a dig at his battle with a speech impediment:  He just says a whole lot of awfully goofy and incorrect things. It’s a lot of what he’s known for, and it’s made the job of the writers at Saturday Night Live much easier. Cognitive function aside, Biden’s sheer age has been a concern as well, especially during a pandemic. One Fox News reporter appeared to show concern for the President’s persistence cough this week, but Biden has insisted that it’s nothing to worry about. Fox News’s Peter Doocy noticed President Joe Biden’s voice was a little different Friday and as such, queried about his health, asking “are you okay?” The inquiry came at the end of remarks given in the White House following jobs report that MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinksi described to Jen Psaki as “off.” Fox News’ chyron, however, blared “DISAPPOINTING,’  an assessment which was not unfair. “First of all, Mr. President, your voice sounds different. Are you okay?” Doocy asked His answer? “I’m okay. I have a test every day to — covid test,” Biden explained. “What I have is a 1 1/2-year-old grandson who had a cold who likes to kiss his pop and he has been kissing me anyway. But it is just a cold.” Doocy followed with a question about Covid-19 and the administration’s efforts to continue to mitigate the spread of the potentially deadly pathogen. President Biden announced new stricter rules for international travelers coming into the US on Thursday, on account of the latest news surrounding the omicron variant.  

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