By John Ruberry

Here’s a reminder that we’ve moved beyond spirited debate within our political culture into rudeness and thuggery. Take a look at the selection of stories about that descent towards anarchy.

The most recent abomination occurred just two days ago as the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), has harassed at a Louisville restaurant. All of these other stories are from 2018, except the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). He was seriously wounded by a liberal activist at a practice of the Republican congressional baseball team.

Each article involves, directly or indirectly, an elected Republican official, a current or former top member of a GOP administration member, or a candidate for public office.

Remember, a blue wave may be coming. Are you prepared for it?

Buzzfeed News: Angry protesters confronted Mitch McConnell at restaurant and threw out his leftovers.
Daily Caller: Georgetown protesters harass Mitch McConnell — Elaine Chao fights back
NBC 9 Denver: Mitch McConnell harassed by protesters at DC airport over Brett Kavanaugh vote.
TMZ: Ted Cruz and wife Heidi run out of D.C. restaurant … by Kavanaugh protesters.
USA Today: ‘God bless you’: Sen. Ted Cruz thanks women heckling him at airport over Kavanaugh vote.
Twitchy: Angry mob? Restaurant owner called a Nazi sympathizer for renting a room to Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn.
Fox News: Minnesota House candidate says he suffered concussion in ‘politically motivated’ attack at restaurant.
Campus Reform: Former sec of state [Henry Kissinger, age 95] heckled at NYU.
Townhall: WATCH: Jeff Flake mobbed by screaming, rabid leftists after saying he’ll vote for Kavanaugh.
DCist: Update: Capitol Police have arrested more than 200 protesters at Kavanaugh hearings.
Gateway Pundit: Democrat senator defends ‘well justified’ harassment of Republicans by leftists over Judge Kavanaugh (VIDEO).
Fox 13 Memphis: Ole Miss professor under fire for urging people to harass senators in viral tweet.
CNN: Maxine Waters encourages supporters to harass Trump administration officials.
The Blaze: Pot-smoking protesters storm GOP lawmaker’s DC office; Capitol Police intervene.
Politico: Protesters chant ‘shame’ at DHS Secretary Nielsen at Mexican restaurant.
New York Post: Hillary Clinton’s hypocritical call for ‘incivil’ war.
Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Political Insider: Kavanaugh critics corner David Perdue at D.C. airport.
Eater: Red Hen Restaurant 86’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
USA Today: ‘It’s time to destroy Trump & Co.’: Scalise shooter raged on Facebook.

Did I miss an attack or two? Probably. Feel free to add any omissions in the comments section. Oh, don’t be timid about sharing this entry on social media. After all, a blue wave might be coming.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

“Mr. President, if we understand you correctly, you think that we of the Confederacy have committed treason; that we are traitors to your government, that we have forfeited our rights and are proper subjects for the hangman. Is that not about what your words imply?”

There was a pause while they waited for Lincoln’s answer, and presently he gave it.

“Yes” he said. “You have stated the proposition better than I did. That is about the size of it.”

Shelby Foote The Civil War a Narrative Red River to Appomattox Page 777

As Democrat hopes for the taking the US Senate Disappear and their hopes of taking the House fade away and the left continues to wonder all that went wrong, it’s important to realize just how significant the left’s decision to try to destroy Brett Kavanaugh was.

Yes the attack on Kavanaugh awoke the GOP base in a way that the GOP was not able to do themselves

Yes the attack on any conservative judge put Democrats like Phil Bredesen in an impossible position, oppose Kavanaugh and lose the Red State voters you need or support him and lose the base (unless as James O’Keefe reveals the base assumes you’re lying through your teeth)

But the most important thing the Kavanaugh business did was inform NeverTrump republicans that they were no different than any other conservative in their eyes.

You see Brett Kavanaugh was a creature of the establishment, as white bread a white bread guy you could get who had been specifically picked to avoid exactly the type of thing that ended up happening to him.

When the MSM went all in on the attacks and the Democrats sicked “protesters” on Senators in elevators in the senate itself the reality of what the left actually thought came though in a way than an interview with Hillary Clinton or a speech by Maxine Waters and

Like Alexander Stephens who was shocked that Lincoln saw no difference between Jeff Davis and him, one of the biggest critics of the Confederate President the Never Trump republicans have finally realized that to the left they and Trump are the same enemy to be destroyed if they are the way.

It’s something that has been true for a long time, but it took Brett Kavanaugh to finally teach that lesson, just in time for election 2018.

by baldilocks

Chicks on the Right blog documents one of the most pathetic public displays within memory.

As new Justice Brett Kavanaugh was being sworn into the Supreme Court, there were protesters outside, pounding on the Supreme Court doors. MSM media covered that they were pounding on the doors. But they didn’t actually cover how crazy it truly was.

In a quick private ceremony with no media invited, Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy who he is replacing, as his wife, Ashley held the bible and his children were by their side. Roberts administered the Constitutional Oath and Kennedy administered the Judicial Oath. (…)

[Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters] broke through a police line, storming the doors, cult-chanting, “our courts.”

But then they lose it completely. Here they are, hysterically screaming to “shut it down,” pounding, kicking and actually clawing at the 13-ton Supreme Court solid bronze doors, trying to get in.

There are several videos at the link and they are extremely entertaining, if you don’t think about what preceded it or what this type of mass temper tantrum portends.

Our representation in congress tried — and succeeded — in smearing a man to deny him a seat on the High Court. He was still sworn in but, as we’ve seen many, many times in the past, all it takes for a lie to be believed by a significant portion of the population is continuous repetition. Leftists figured this out a long time ago.

Add to several players (accuser, female lawyer, and others I don’t feel like looking up) to a planned smear campaign and what do you get? The death of a man’s reputation.

Justice Clarence Thomas called it a high-tech lynching all those years ago when the same tactic was used on him and that is exactly what it is — the stringing up of a man’s name. We’ve see how long the effects of the one against him have lasted.

Such efforts are nearly Emmett Till-ian in their destructiveness.

Speaking of Emmett Till, several others have pointed out that 14-year-old Till was murdered because a woman lied about him.

When this type of lie is believed, mobs form. Mobs are, by nature, demonic, and, therefore, composed of nutbags. They are Legion.

Those harridans clawing at the High Court doors are the spiritual children of those who murdered Till and those who freed his murderers.

No wonder they are crazy.

Will they outdo themselves if (when) the midterm election is successful for the Republican Party?

I look forward to finding out — from a distance. Those creatures are dangerous.

RELATED: The Kavanaugh Witches vs the Kavanaugh Prayers and the Inconsolable Rage of the Left

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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It’s no secret that the Left’s by-any-means-necessary (a.k.a unhinged-take-no-prisoners-search-and-destroy) opposition to now-Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation is their pathological fear that he will provide the 5th vote on the SCOTUS to overturn the abominable (and abominably-reasoned) Roe v. Wade decision. It may very well be that this subject falls within the 7% of cases on which Justice Kavanaugh and Judge Garland disagreed on the DC Circuit Court, and it may also be true that Justice Kavanaugh views abortion as “settled precedent,” but the Left simply cannot take that chance. This is the reason that Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation was subject to so many sabotage attempts.

With the votes on cloture and confirmation coming up earlier in the week, Planned Parenthood tweeted this:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Senators vote NO on Kavanaugh
Or else we’re coming for you

Let’s leave aside for now the possibility that another James Hodgkinson will see this an an invitation to physically assault (or worse) senators. This is clearly a threat that PP will use their considerable financial clout to campaign against senators who would not vote against Justice Kavanaugh. So where do they get their money? Obviously, a considerable amount comes from performing abortions (and apparently illegally selling the remains thereof), a revenue stream that would be in jeopardy if Roe v. Wade were overturned. But the other major revenue stream for Planned Parenthood comes from the federal government, which means, from us, the taxpayers.

Every so often, there is an attempt at legislation to prevent federal tax dollars from being used to fund abortions, which would effectively defund PP. Their counterargument to that is that they don’t use the federal money for abortions, they just use it to fund all the other supposedly-great work they do. Anyone with even a basic understanding of accounting or just common sense knows that this is pure sophistry since any money they receive that can be spent on other things frees up money from other revenue streams to be used for abortions.

But obviously, one of those other tasks to which the federal money is being spent is campaign contributions to democrats. So, similar to public-sector unions, PP is taking money from the federal government and using it to enrich the campaign coffers of democrats. So, if RvW is overturned and PP gets defunded, democrats lose a large portion of their campaign funds. All that blather about “preserving a woman’s right to choose” is simply a cover for democrats protecting a campaign revenue source that we are providing and that republicans are thus far too docile to remove.

Let’s hope that this most recent disgusting display by the Left, including congressional democrats and Lisa Murkowski, could be just the thing that republicans need to finally get some backbone along with an increased majority to finally stop this financial merry-go-round. How about simple legislation that prohibits corporations and unions that receive federal money from donating to political campaigns?


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Ulrich’s discovery of guts is cause for organization wide concern

Daredevil Comics Born Again 1986

One of the most interesting things about the collapse of the left’s case against Brett Kavanaugh is how the media left’s message has gone from

Brett Kavanaugh was a serial rapist/molester in high school/college!

to

Brett Kavanaugh was a serial drunk in high school/college!

to

Brett Kavanaugh threw ice at somebody once at College!

Now one might think that the rapidity of this transition in under a week is a shocking and surprising thing but it’s not if you consider the single most important fact of this entire exercise.

This was never supposed to get this far!

With the very first accusation the GOP and the Donald Trump White House was supposed to be in dead panic and Brett Kavanaugh was supposed to have requested to have his name withdrawn and spend his live quietly in the DC circuit with a cloud over his head.

He did not.  When asked if he would withdraw the nomination after the accusation the president answered it was a “ridiculous question

When the 2nd and the 3rd accusation came out people expected Judge Kavanaugh to request the nomination be withdrawn.

He did not, instead he went on Fox to defend himself.

When Christine Ford testified (which still surprises me today) and the media unanimously lionized said testimony the left expected Judge Kavanaugh to respond as a Michael Dukakis and meekly defend himself.

He did not, instead he called out the senators for who they were and the left for who they are.

Finally you had the left clamoring for a FBI investigation that they fully expected to not take place

Instead Jeff “Please hire me MSM as your go to anti-trump anti-gop guy” Flake suddenly went along and so now there is a full week of the various claims of these people coming now being put under a spotlight, a spotlight that they never expected to face and a spotlight that none of them can withstand.

Why?  Because none of these charges were meant to be examined, Kavanaugh was supposed to be gone, the blue wave was supposed to come in November and all of this was to remain an object lesson for any judge who might dare consent to be considered by Trump for the Supreme Court.

That why the media is reduced to this on CNN:

CNN’s Camerota: Ford’s Tale ‘Makes More Sense’ Given Alleged Kavanaugh Ice Throw

and even this

MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell fretted that the seventh FBI background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was too restricted. Her hyperventilating over the issue got to a point where she suggested that the Bureau should actually investigate Kavanaugh for being “rude” to Democrats.

Indeed this is going so bad for the left we’ve actually reached the point where we have Senator Dianne Feinstein saying this

And we’re seeing stuff like this:

and now this:

In a sworn statement provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a man who claims to be an ex-boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford says that he personally witnessed Ford coach a friend on how to take a polygraph exam. If true, it would mean Ford provided false testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week when she claimed she had never had any discussions with anyone about how to take a polygraph.

The troubling allegations about Ford’s polygraph history and potentially false testimony were revealed Tuesday in a letter from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, to attorneys for Ford. Ford and her attorneys have thus far refused to provide all polygraph-related documents and media to the Senate for review.

This is why we’ve gone from a media meme of Kavanaugh the rapist to Kavanaugh the ice thrower.  Now the the GOP is fighting back, even against loud protesters, it’s not only the best they have and likely the best their going to get.

I can’t wait till November.

Update: Added Daredevil quote because the GOP’s sudden surge of guts is cause for Democrat concern and reminds us all that without the guts of Trump and Kavanaugh none of this happens.


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A few days ago Claire McCaskill one of those red State Democrats who is facing re-election came out publicly that she would vote against Brett Kavanaugh.

This was very early in the Christine Ford business, however she was adamant that her decision wasn’t based on Ford at all but on other issues.

At the time I thought it was a bad move telegraphing her vote early but the more I think about the situation the more I realize that the cleverest pol in the Democrat Caucus read this situation like a book.

The conventional wisdom was that Red State Democrats would wait until the day of the vote itself, if the GOP had the votes to confirm they would be allowed to go along as it wouldn’t make a difference to the outcome and that utilitarian decision could be easily sold to even the most fanatical leftists desperate to gain a majority.

But a woman who in 2010 was clever enough to realize that the Sarah Palin backed candidate in the primaries was a threat to her election and took steps to neutralize her in the GOP primary was also clever enough to see not only that the Ford letter was weak tea with a lot of “interesting” side issues but that this would develop into the most dangerous possible situation for a Red State Democrat.

The entire Democrat strategy was based on the idea of GOP/Kavanaugh/Trump caving. Once it became clear that Trump would not cave I suspect that Claire deduced that Kavanaugh was unlikely to cave meaning that Democrats would become more and more desperate and they have bringing out a series of suddenly discovered accusers whose charges have been less and less credible than the unsupported claims of Dr. Ford.

In fact the anger this has generated among Trump voters is only matched by the fanaticism that this has generated among the pussy hat brigades who see no inconsistency between the total lack of anything like this being alleged for decades or multiple FBI background checks failing to pick this stuff up, and Brett Kavanaugh being a serial rapist in highschool/college.

In fact the only thing less likely than Trump voters forgiving a red State Democrat’s NO on Kavanaugh is a fanatical leftist in a blue state forgiving a yes vote on Kavanaugh.

In other words it’s an impossible position, unless you’ve already come out against him based on issues totally unrelated to the accusations

That’s what McCaskill did. By voting with her base but not joining the lynch mob on these ridiculous accusation against Kavanaugh she manages to do the least amount of potential damage to her re-election campaign.

Of the red state Democrats only McCaskill figured this out and acted in the small window available for her. This woman is the smartest one they have when it comes to politics and reading red state voters.

The GOP is damn lucky that nobody seems to be mentioning her as a 2020 candidate.

I spoke to Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life at the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show in Lancaster PA

You can get his book Proclaiming the Message of Life: Weekly Reflections from the Lectionary here

You can find Priest’s for life site here

I saved Fr. Pavone’s interview for last because not only because of his work for life which is some of the most important and noble work done by the church and not only because it was one of the longest I conducted on camera and because his interview is was the only interview at the event that directly crosses over between my religious and political blogging and reporting. Without Fr. Pavone’s assurance that Donald Trump would be a pro-life president thousands, maybe even tens or hundreds of thousands of faithful pro-life Catholics like myself might have stayed home in 2016.

I directly credit him with the election of Donald Trump and as a pro-life Catholic for that alone I’m in his debt.

This completes our list of 2018 Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show posts. While it took some time to get them all up each person had a story worth hearing on their own and deserved their own blog post. May all of them prosper in their respective ministries.


The 2018 Catholic Marketing Network Interview Blog post list

Sept 26th Voices of CMN 2018 Fr Frank Pavone of Priests for Life

Sept 25th Voices of CMN 2018 Catholic Blogger Kathleen Billings Contributing Author: Amazing Grace For Mothers

Sept 24th Voices of CMN 2018 Alan Napleton of Viva Guadalupe and Head of the Catholic Marketing Network

Sept 22nd Voices of CMN 2018 Kevin O’Neil Author: LEGO Catechism of the Seven Sacraments

Sept 21st Voices of CMN 2018 Julia Miller of FreshRosary.com

Sept 20th Voices of CMN 2018: Fr Leo Pucelli of Holy Cross Family Ministries

Sept 19th Voices of CMN 2018 Kathy Labosh Author: The Child with Autism Learns about Faith

Sept 18th Voices of CMN 2018 Francine Calabrese Author: The Little Brown Scapular Coloring Book

Sept 17th Voices of CMN 2018 (and the Front Seat of My Car) Susan Joy Bellavance Author of King of the Shattered Glass and Will you Come to Mass?

Sept 16th Voices of CMN 2018 Pete Socks Breadbox Media Catholic Podcasting

Sept 15th Voices of CMN 2018 Mary Radford of Relevant Radio

Sept 14th Voices of CMN 2018 Karnen Saum of Viva Guadalupe and CMN

Sept 13th Voices of CMN 2018 Peter Kleponis Author Restoring Trust a Couples Guide to getting past porn

Sept 11th Voices of CMN 2018 Mary Lou Rosen Author Three Things Divorced Catholics Need to Know

Sept 10th Voices of CMN 2018 Mariana Quan CCC of America on their Animated Series Lukas Storyteller

Sept 9th Voices of CMN 2018 Timothy Tansey: Fruits of the Spirit

Sept 8th Voices of CMN 2018 Janet Morana of Priests for Life Author Shockwaves

Sept 7th Voices of CMN 2018 Geri Guadagno Author: John of the Smiles

Sept 6th Voices of CMN 2018 Donna Heckler Author Living Like a Lady When you Have Cancer

Sept 5th Voices of CMN 2018 Dennis McGeehan Author: The Diaries of Joseph and Mary

Sept 4th Voices of CMN 2018 Carmela Martino Author: Playing by Heart

Sept 3rd Voices of CMN 2018 Barbara Golder Author: Dying for Compassion

Sept 2nd Voices of CMN 2018 Barbara Kudwa Author of Finding God Anew

Sept 1st Voices of CMN 2018 Anne Feaster Co-Author of Spiritual Deceptions

Aug 31st Voices of CMN 2018 AJ Cattapan Author 7 Riddles to Nowhere

Aug 30th Voices of CMN 2018 Virginia Lieto Author Finding Patience

Aug 29th Voices of CMN 2018 Tony Agnesi: Author: A Storytellers Guide to Joyful Service

Aug 28th Voices of CMN 2018 Steven Ryan Author The Madonna Files and Mystic Post blog

Aug 27th Michael Manley Author: The Resurrection Network

Aug 26th Voices of CMN 2018 Maurice Prater Author: Saved by the Alphabet

Aug 25th Voices of CMN 2018 Catholic Author Marge Fenelon

Aug 24th: Voices of CMN 2018 Linda Rose Author: Strength for your Journey

Aug 23rd Voices at CMN 2018 Kevin Rush Author: The Lance and the Veil

Aug 22nd Voices of CMN 2018 Kendra Von Esh Author: Am I Catholic

Aug 21st Voices of CMN 2018 Jennifer Angelle Hugs from Heaven

Aug 20th Voices of CMN 2018 John and Claire Grabowski Authors of One Body

Aug 19th Voices of CMN 2018 Fr. Bill McCarthy Author: God Bless America

Aug 18th Voices of CMN 2018 Fr. Chris Alar Author: After Suicide

Aug 17th Voices of CMN 2018 Dr Hellen Hoffner Author Catholic Traditions and Treasures

Aug 16th Voices of CMN 2018 Chris Faddis Author: It is well Life in the Storm

Aug 15th Voices of CMN 2018 Bud McFarlane and Ginny Mooney on the Messiah mini series

Aug 14th Voices of CMN 2018 Virginia Pillars Author Broken Brain Fortified Faith

Aug 13th Voices of CMN 2018 David Tittle Musicians for Life new CD “It’s a Life”

Aug 12th Voices of CMN 2018 Novena for Our Nation Starting Aug 15th & Rosary Coast to Coast Oct 7th

Aug 11th Voices at the 2018 CMN Moria Noonan Co-Author: Spiritual Deceptions

Aug 10th Voices of CMN 2018 Lesliea Wahl Author: An Unexpected Role

Aug 9th Voices of CMN 2018 Gerard Hasenhuetti Compassionate Capitalism The Intersection of Economic Growth and Social Justice

Aug 8th
Voices at CMN 2018 Ruth Apollonia Author of Annabelle of Anchony

Voices at CMN 2018 Kimberly Cook My Hand in Yours Yours in Mine Catholic Authors

Aug 6th Voices at CMN 2018 August Turak Author: Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim and the Purpose of Life

Aug 5th Voices at CMN 2018 Fr. Edward Looney Author A Heart Like Mary’s

Aug 4th: Karina Fabian of the Catholic Writers Guild or A Preview of Blogging Attractions


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This excerpt from the Dallas Morning News about the GOP special election upset put’s it perfectly:

His workers knocked on 20,000 doors, made 100,000 calls and visited all 17 counties in the district in six weeks, Mackowiak said. A retired game warden with ties to South Texas, Flores ran as an anti-abortion, pro-gun Tejano. And he ran as though he wasn’t competing in a Democratic stronghold, while Republicans accused Gallego’s camp of taking Hispanic voters for granted.

“The Democrats just don’t get it. They are tone-deaf,” Blakemore said. “They think South Texas is a bunch of Hispanics who will do what they’re told.”

Of course with the Hispanic (I hate that phrase) community in the best economic shape they’ve ever seen they’re a lot less dependent on government and thus a lot less dependent on Democrats.

I think people like being free and I really think “Hispanic” immigrants who have lived in regimes where they have not been free before really know the difference.

That’s bad news for the left, which is why I can’t wait for election day.

Batman: No Joker, you’re playing the wrong game, the old game. Tonight you’re taking no hostages. Tonight I’m taking no prisoners.

Batman The Dark Knight #3 1986

When the history of Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation is written the single most critical sentence of the story will be the answer that Donald Trump gave to a reporter who asked if his name should be withdrawn after the last minute allegations brought up against him.

What a Ridiculous Question!

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That answer encapsulates the difference between Donald Trump and the regular Washington Insiders.

The regular Washington insiders fear the media, fear the press and fear the left, they would have hedged, they would have been cautious and if a republican like say Mitt Romney was in the White House and reacted that way the Senate would likely have followed their lead in doing so played the game on the left’s terms.

Not President Donald Trump.

President Trump doesn’t fear the media and delights in keeping them on the defensive and because he leads from the front, Senate Republicans do not see the need to run in fear and thus the Democrat’s big bluff is going nowhere.

In fact it’s very likely that this will turn into yet another fiasco for the left as it will not only energize the right two months before an election where the GOP needs them to turn out but given the reactions we’ve seen it might even scare some moderates into thinking that they just might not want the type of people willing to do this kind of thing in power.  In fact we might already have seen the first sign of this:

Voters elected political newcomer Pete Flores to the Texas Senate on Tuesday, flipping a Democratic district red for the first time in 139 years and bolstering Republicans’ supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections.

A retired game warden, Flores defeated former state and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego for the Senate District 19 seat after receiving backing from some of the state’s most prominent politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.

Hillary won this district by 12 points and the last time a Republican held it was during the Hays Administration Yet in a year when the Democrats are convinced that they will take a US senate seat in Texas from Ted Cruz then can’t hold a seat they’ve held since reconstruction?

Don’t tell me this Kavanaugh business had nothing to do with the result.

Like on DACA the Democrats are playing the old game and they are going to discover that the old rules of fear and intimidation just don’t work against this administration.

And I suspect that they are going to have a nasty surprise come November.

I can’t wait.

Closing thought, remember the only reason the Media can’t push their Kavanaugh message is because Trump has neutered them.  I submit and suggest Without his war on the media the Kavanaugh nomination would be toast.

The last time we saw Rick Green on this blog was the last day I was a member of the GOP Mr. Green after losing a very, shall we say interesting election for GOP party chair urged his supporters to forget what had happened and get behind the new GOP chair and the party.

Five years later Rick Green in running in my district for congress and has a new ad out

Now Green has an uphill battle, the conservative center of the state has been carved into as many different districts as possible to dilute the vote and the anti-Trump left is mobilized.

On the plus there is the Trump economy benefiting the entire region and President Obama helpfully reminding voters of how times were before Trump and activating GOP activists who already fondly remember Green. Finally Green is not only is he contending for an open seat but the recount in the 3rd district race has the potential to divide Democrats come election day.

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has officially ordered a district-wide hand recount in the 3rd Congressional District.

The recount comes after Democratic candidate Daniel Koh filed a sufficient number of signatures to request the recount.

Under state law, the boards of registrars in each city and town in the district must now set a date to recount all Democratic ballots cast in their communities in the Sept. 4 state primary. The recount in each municipality must be completed by Sept. 17.

Candidate Lori Trahan is claiming a 122-vote victory in last week’s Democratic primary race against Koh.

No matter how the recount turns out, someone is going to be angry.

And finally there is the exceptions game, this seat is under everyone’s radar in a year when Democrats are feeling good about themselves

Just like 2010.

I haven’t had a lot of time to watch this race I wouldn’t be surprised it it doesn’t end as some people expect.