Monthly Archives: May 2020

Elections 2020: Is Lindsey Graham in Trouble in SC?

Flyover

  • May 31, 2020
  • 4 min read

On Monday, we focus on governors’ races.

Focus: Senate

Alabama: Apparently, former US Attorney General and Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions realizes he is not getting back in President Trump’s good graces after the latter man reiterated his strong support for retired Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville in the upcoming Republican Senate runoff election scheduled for July 14th. Mr. Sessions tweeted a response to President Trump that the law required his recusal from the Mueller investigation and that he (Trump) should be grateful the rule of law was preserved; action, Sessions contended, principally responsible for the President being exonerated in the Russia investigation.

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Elections 2020: Trump Trails Biden in Arizona

Flyover

  • May 30, 2020
  • 2 min read

Sunday, join us for a look at U.S. House and Senate races.

Focus: President

Arizona Poll: In the middle of May, OH Predictive Insights (5/9-11; 600 AZ likely general election voters) released their Arizona statewide survey that received considerable attention in the political pundit community due to the Grand Canyon State’s importance in the presidential campaign. With its 11 electoral votes, Arizona is a must-win state for the Trump campaign. The OH poll found former Vice President Biden leading 50-43%, his largest margin to date, but little in the way of analysis accompanied the poll release.

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Elections 2020: Trump Leads Early in Pennsylvania?

Flyover

  • May 22, 2020
  • 1 min read

We continue are weekend series looking at this year’s election contests. Saturday, U.S. House and Senate races. Sunday, governorships.

Focus: President

Rep. Justin Amash: Michigan Rep. Justin Amash (L-Cascade Township/Grand Rapids) decided not to seek the Libertarian Party presidential nomination after filing an exploratory committee to assess his chances. Rep. Amash cited the COVID-19 precautions that make personal campaigning difficult as one reason not to continue along the presidential path. He says he is committed to helping build the national Libertarian Party, however.

Arizona: Regular Arizona pollster OH Predictive Insights (5/9-11; 600 AZ likely voters) finds former Vice President Joe Biden putting some distance between he and President Trump, 50-43%, in what is a must-win state for the Republican incumbent. The poll itself is not yet in the public domain, therefore making it difficult to analyze the nuances.

Hodas Polls: The Hodas & Associates survey research firm went into the field to test the swing Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic states and produced surprisingly inconsistent data. Conducting surveys among sampling universes of 600 likely general election voters in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in early May, Hodas finds the results very different than the three close wins Donald Trump recorded in these places four years ago. While former Vice President Joe Biden posts wide leads in Wisconsin (51-42%) and Michigan (50-42%), he surprisingly trails President Trump in Pennsylvania (46-50%).

SPECIAL: Viruses Don’t Trample your Rights. Governments Do.

J Robert Smith

  • May 18, 2020
  • 5 min read

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” – Tenth Amendment, 1791

“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” – James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790

Bill of Rights Institute, Founders’ Quotes

THE TAKE

Fear and ignorance are twin enemies of liberty. The COVID-19 pandemic has been fueled by both. The consequences are jarring. The economy is waylaid – but, critically, so are our rights.

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Elections 2020: Will GOP Hold the Senate?

Flyover

  • May 17, 2020
  • 3 min read

Every weekend, Flyover will deep dive the critical races for the presidency and Congress. Make sure to join us regularly!

Focus: Senate

Colorado: There had been legal maneuverings and challenges to the state signature requirements, but the Colorado Democratic Senate ballot is now down to two contenders to earn the right to oppose Sen. Cory Gardner (R), in the June 30th primary: former Gov. John Hickenlooper and ex-state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff. With the courts finally making definitive rulings, the ballot is set.

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Elections 2020: Critical Battle for President

Flyover

  • May 16, 2020
  • 2 min read

This is the first in what will be a series of weekly updates on key 2020 campaigns. We are watching closely, as we hope you will, and welcome your comments and suggestions.

Focus: President

Jesse Ventura: Former Minnesota Governor and professional wrestler Jesse Ventura announced that he will not become a candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination. Mr. Ventura says doing so would force him to relinquish his employment and health insurance. The eventual Green Party nominee will qualify for most state ballots, as will the nominee of the Libertarian Party. Michigan Rep. Justin Amash (L-Cascade Township/Grand Rapids), the first official member of the Libertarian Party to hold a seat in Congress, is a candidate for his party’s presidential nomination.

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Elections 2020: It’s Critical … We’re Keeping You Informed

Rob Meyne

  • May 14, 2020
  • 2 min read

At Flyover-Patriots.com, our mission is to encourage constructive commentary about political issues, elected officials, and the campaign environment. We do so from a conservative perspective and make no apologies for it! But we welcome thoughts from all political mindsets, providing they are factually accurate and well-intentioned. If you just want to call people names, go on MSNBC or see if you can fill in for Don Lemon! Our number one objective is to post commentary that’s interesting and, hopefully, a bit provocative. However, there is also a paucity of reliable information about individual campaigns. In particular, the dearth of solid survey information for House and Senate races can create perceptions that are very misleading. It is easy to create a “bad” poll by manipulating the sample and phrasing questions in order to get the response you want. Then, the headlines often don’t reflect the story itself.

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Debunking the Big Lie Under the Big Sky

Flyover

  • May 11, 2020
  • 4 min read

While Gov. Bullock will campaign as a moderate Democrat who will take Western values to Washington, his actions are sure to be different from his words.

THE EDITORS’ TAKE

A recent poll of the Montana Senate campaign projecting Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock leading first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines is making the media rounds, and its flaws must be exposed because the results are misleading.

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SPECIAL: COVID-19 and the Coming Great American Disillusionment

J Robert Smith

  • May 9, 2020
  • 4 min read

Updated: May 12, 2020

“I knew nothing but shadows and I thought them to be real.”Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

goodreads.com … Quotes about Disillusionment

All knowledge hurts.”Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

goodreads.com … Quotes about Disillusionment

THE TAKE

Back in late February, we were told that the Black Death was soon upon us. But in less than two months, nothing of the sort has happened. Americans haven’t had to swab disinfectant over doorways in some public health Passover ritual. The “Great Deadly Contagion 2020” is a bust, of sorts. Yes, there’s a COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s contours more resemble a nasty flu season.

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SPECIAL: Rebellions Against Tyranny in the States are Growing

J Robert Smith

  • May 4, 2020
  • 4 min read

In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution.

Thomas Jefferson

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Declaration of Independence

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