Tuesday's HOT MIC
Good Tuesday Morning!
President Trump's schedule today:
Following his daily intelligence briefing, President Trump will head to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He will tour Snap-On Tools and then he will deliver remarks at the company. Next, he will sign the "Buy American, Hire American" Executive Order. The president will head back to to D.C. in the evening.
Georgia on my mind
Today is the big day for Democrats who have all their hopes and dreams pinned on a Democrat victory for HHS Secretary Tom Price's old congressional seat. Thirty-year-old Jon Ossoff is the lone Democrat in the race and a load of money (from out-of-state, Hollywood and progressive interests) has been poured into the race: $8.3m. The leading Republican, Karen Handel, is at a huge financial disadvantage.
“He is being bankrolled by Nancy Pelosi and the liberal left,” Handel said at a recent debate.
Folks have come from out-of-state to help campaign for Ossoff since this race has taken on such epic significance.
“I hate the lying. I hate the lying,” said Sharon Adams, who, along with McKellar Newsom, drove from Tennessee to canvas alongside local volunteers.
Who is lying? We don't know. CBS News, of course, doesn't ask.
“What did your family say when you told them, ‘I’m going to go Georgia and volunteer in a congressional race there’?” CBS News asked.
“My husband said, ‘Good,’” Adams replied.
What to watch for tonight: Ossoff has to get 50+1 to win outright or else we get to a runoff. Nate Silver's latest piece on the race has a poll from SurveyUSA (I call them SurveyLOL) which has Ossoff at 46%, which means that 54% of the voters are voting against him, assuming these numbers are right, and I don't.
Democrats are all jazzed up to "defeat Trump" since this race has been framed as a referendum on the president. We'll see if Republicans push back at the polls and give Ossoff a weaker showing than what we are seeing from that poll. I predict there will be a run-off and the seat will remain a GOP one in the end. The media will pretend the whole "referendum on President Trump" narrative never happened rather than report that the second "referendum on President Trump" failed.
I don't know who this guy is but as a Patriots fan, I say to him, WELL-PLAYED, SIR, WELL-PLAYED.
Gentlemen, come and get your free tampons
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has announced it will provide tampons in the women's and men's restrooms.
In an email to The College Fix, the university explained that it would begin offering the menstrual products in three different buildings on campus. Two of the buildings, Helen C. White and Sterling halls, will offer the products only in the women’s restroom. But the third, The Red Gym, will have tampons and feminine pads available in the women’s, men’s, and gender neutral restrooms. The Red Gym building is home to the Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Campus Center, according to the school’s website.
“Menstrual products will be available in all of the bathrooms of the Red Gym,” he said in the email to The College Fix, “so that they are available to any student who might need them.”
“It’s definitely a deficit and an unnecessary burden for [anyone] to have to go and purchase menstrual products,” Morrison said, according to the University of Wisconsin Badger Herald. “Having them be free and readily available in campus buildings is definitely a necessity.”
The idea that people should not have to pay for personal care products is just ridiculous. These college nutters want people get free stuff on the taxpayers' dime. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a public school. It's not that I oppose free tampons in the men's restrooms, it's that I oppose free tampons for anyone in any restroom. What happened to tampon machines?
The University of Michigan, te University of Maryland, and Northwestern University also provide tampons in the men's restrooms.
"Let it go, Let it go, Turn away and slam the door"
A new tell-all book about the high-priced, failed Clinton presidential campaign reveals that President Obama had to tell Hillary Clinton to concede from the
coronation presidential race...not once but twice.
“POTUS doesn’t think it’s wise to drag this out,” White House political director David Simas is reported as saying to Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign manager.
And that wasn't enough to get Hillary to concede.
Later, President Obama himself called and told Clinton, “You need to concede.” The president then repeated the demand to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta shortly thereafter.
While she didn’t publicly concede on election night — she waited until morning to address supporters — The Washington Post reports the calls from Obama had the desired impact. “At last, Clinton said, ‘Give me the phone.’ And then the first woman who was going to be president got her opponent on the line and said two words she never expected to say: ‘Congratulations, Donald.'”
According to the book, Obama started calling Hillary after Trump won Wisconsin. "President Barack Obama thought it was over and did not want a messy recount," The Washington Post reports. Probably the smartest thing Obama has ever done.
I'm definitely buying this book. It's called Shattered, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes.
That's all I've got this morning, have a great Tuesday!
Looks like there will be a runoff in Georgia, although Ossoff is said to be overperforming.
Speaking of Chelsea Clinton memes...
Can anyone think of a reason why the AP would translate “Allahu Akbar” into English other than to downplay a narrative that is inconvenient to liberals? The words contain roughly the same amount of characters in the tweet. Virtually everyone who can read knows what “Allahu Akbar” means.
Charlie Martin suggested all of us end our broadcast day with our favorite meme, and who am I to refuse a suggestion like that?
More to come!
Georgia 6: Democrat Jon Ossoff is in the lead right now, but only 1 percent reporting.
Keep up with New York Times results here. Or stick with PJ Media as we update you.
In other news, Dems are mad at CNN for asking Jon Ossoff a simple question.