by Dr. Ed Berry
Republicans picked up 9 seats in the US Senate (7 races competed and 2 in process) and more seats in the US House. Say “Good bye” to Harry Reid as Republicans take control the US Senate in 2015.
This 2014 Republican sweep is a national shift toward the Republican Party, primarily due to extreme dissatisfaction with Obama. Republican voters helped stop Obama’s plan to destroy America. See D’Souza’s America (BlueRay DVD, Kindle, hardcover).
Republicans may be too late to stop Obama’s next executive order to legalize the illegal aliens but Republicans will be able to stop many of Obama’s destructive plans after they take control of Congress in 2015.
Only six times since World War II has the opposite party taken control of Congress in sixth year of a president’s term. Five of those six times, the opposite party won the next presidential election. This bodes well for a Republican president in 2016 and bad for Hillary’s plan to succeed Obama.
The Republican Landslide in Montana
Montana is finally the state I hoped for when I moved here in 2008.
Steve Daines beat Amanda Curtis by 58 to 40 percent. Ryan Zinke beat John Lewis by 56 to 40 percent. This result shows the Democrats could run Adolf Hitler and still get 40 percent of the vote. It also shows Libertarians should quit running in final elections because they will never beat even the Democrat base.
The percent of votes by Daines and Zinke compares to Ronald Reagan’s 59 to 41 percent landslide victory over Walter Mondale in 1984.
Daines and Zinke captured 50 of Montana’s 56 counties. The Dems captured only Bighorn, Blaine, Deer Lodge, Glacier, Missoula, and Silver Bow counties. Only Lewis & Clark and Roosevelt counties had close races.
Reagan captured 98 percent of the electoral vote in 1984. Using counties as simulated electoral votes, Daines and Zinke captured 89 percent of the counties while the Dems collected only 11 percent. Close enough for government work.
The victories by Daines and Zinke are LANDSLIDES and American Republican wins are MANDATES.
Radical Left Losers
Environmentalists lost because voters did not buy their claims that the oceans and temperatures will rise if they continue to produce carbon dioxide. The climate scare has lost its influence on voters.
Obama lost but he does not care because he has a great retirement plan waiting for him. Hillary lost her chance to easily slip into Obama’s shoes.
Radical Right Losers
Libertarian voters had no effect on the Daines and Zinke victories in any county.
Libertarian votes against Daines dropped from 4 percent in 2012 to 2 percent in 2014. The Libertarian votes against Ryan Zinke were 4 percent of the total vote, the same percent as the Libertarian votes against Daines in 2012. However, 2012 had about 480,000 total voters while 2014 had only 360,000 total voters. Therefore, there were about 25 percent fewer Libertarian voters in 2014.
Libertarian voters shot down one of their own. The very conservative Republican Jerry O’Neil in House District 3 lost to the Democrat by 47 votes while the Libertarian took 136 votes.
Oath Keepers National Chaplain, Pastor Chuck Baldwin, campaigned to elect Democrat John Lewis to US Congress. In the end, God defeated Pastor Chuck Baldwin.
Today, Pastor Baldwin published another of his negative views of politics, but he now has lost his influence on Montana elections.
Republican Party Message
Montana Republican Party Chairman Will Deschamps offered his congratulations today to Senator-Elect Steve Daines and Congressman-Elect Ryan Zinke, both of whom won decisive victories in their respective races.
“Montana has selected a great duo to represent us in Washington,” said Chairman Deschamps. “Successful businessman Steve Daines was able to accomplish the unprecedented and win a US Senate seat that hasn’t been held by Republicans in over one hundred years. He’ll be joined by former SEAL Team Six commander Ryan Zinke, who will provide immediate leadership as the state’s lone Congressman.”
“We’d like to thank the voters for placing their trust and confidence in our GOP candidates. In addition to our two big wins in the federal races, we are also extremely proud of our results in down-ballot races. We’ve built upon our comfortable majority in the State Senate, kept the Public Service Commission in all-Republican hands, and maintained a significant majority in the State House of Representatives. By all accounts, this election was a decisive victory for Montana Republicans.”
“These victories wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our great candidates and their committed campaign teams. A special thank-you goes out to Executive Director Bowen Greenwood and our 75 staff members, who worked tirelessly to support GOP efforts. The Montana Republican Party has much to be proud of this election and we look forward to earning the trust voters have placed in us.”