Weekly Wrap-Up

Lots of ground to cover this week – starting with the midterm election results. It was a tough night for New York, and the House fell to the Democrats as expected, but nationwide results offered rays of hope, namely the expansion of the Republican Senate majority.

Let’s start with New York – the election results here showed a deeply divided state, with Cuomo winning an empty victory; he actually lost most local counties. I believe it’s up to the Conservative Party to make sure those counties, and the voters who delivered them to Marc Molinaro, continue to have a voice in our state.  That’s just one of many reasons why I am determined to keep up the fight.

How about you? What do you think is the most important reason for conservatives to keep speaking out against Andrew Cuomo? That’s the first question in our new Weekly Poll.

Meanwhile, the Democrats’ blue wave turned into a blue ripple (though some GOP victories are at risk of being stolen), and the left’s well-financed “green wave” also failed to materialize, even in liberal strongholds.  Now that they control the House, will Democrats overplay their (relatively weak) hand? We’ll see – but there’s little question that the left is poised to double down on violence and incivility and undermine our current economic boom.

President Trump is unbowed, and of course livened things up Wednesday with an epic news conference addressing the midterm elections.  Rush Limbaugh offered a play-by-play that you can read here, and you can watch the whole event here.

I haven’t had any luck finding an actual transcript of the President’s remarks, but I pulled together what I think are some of his most interesting quotes. Which one is your favorite? That’s the second question in our new Weekly Poll.

President Trump also kept things interesting by shaking up the Justice Department after the midterm, with Jeff Sessions out as Attorney General. Who will be his replacement?

Various reports have the top contenders as Chris Christie, Rudy Giuliani, Lindsey Graham, Chris Kobach of Kansas, and Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Judge Janice Rogers Brown, and Trey Gowdy. 

Who would you pick? That’s the third and final question in our new Weekly Poll – I look forward to seeing the responses!

Have a great weekend – and remember to thank a veteran on 11/11! This special day has a fascinating history, and its true meaning should never be forgotten.