The Key to November: Voter Turnout

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The key factor that will decide control of Congress in November’s election isn’t President Trump’s approval rating or the results of the Mueller investigation. It’s election day turnout, where results vary widely from year to year.

In the last midterm election in 2014, voting participation dropped to its lowest level in 72 years.  Barely a third of eligible voters cast ballots, with 47 million fewer Americans participating than in the Obama-Romney race just two years before.

Many experts anticipate similar drop-offs this year, which would likely benefit Republicans. The GOP enjoys strong support among older voters who participate far more reliably in low-turnout elections than their younger, left-leaning counterparts.

Moreover, Democrats will conduct a negative campaign, promising to block or impeach the president, while Republicans still have the chance to inspire their base with the prospect of continued conservative reform.

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  1. Jim Bird  •  Jun 16, 2018 at 10:59 am

    The key to voter turnout is e-verify which of course will never happen. Getting rid of obstructionist old guard GOP’ers like Ryan and McConnell, Flake, Corker, Graham, et al.
    I’ve not listened to your show in months and never will again after your complete exoneration of Hillary “….. she did nothing wrong ….she broke no laws ….. there’s no justification for a criminal proceeding “ tirade.
    The Deep State doesn’t exist either, right? Ryan will pass open borders DACA amnesty correct? Manafort is in jail with no bail—he’s the guy that got those Benghazi folks murdered a month before O’s re-election affirmative?
    I can only guess at your complete and utter disregard for supporting the facts explanations with this FBI report. With the exception of the Freedom Caucus, do the Republicans ever speak in public anymore, are they even interested in politics? If you think the GOP will no longer exist after the midterm elections if they loose the House because of never ending voter fraud and cowardice, then you’re a fool. My only saving grace in your never ending campaign for overthrowing the Trump presidency, is never listening to your show again. Once last thing, I have it on good authority (James Comey) that Manafort was the guy who faked those 34,000 emails of Hillary. How many years in an American gulag do you think he’ll get?

  2. Rizzo  •  Jun 16, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Leftist, Sanctuary City…. coming to a state near you.

    'Am I in the bad part of town?' Tourists shocked by what they see on San Francisco streets

  3. Armand  •  Jun 16, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    San Francisco looks just as disgusting as equally corrupt Tel Aviv(translation “Spring Hill” there’s no spring and no hill).
    Medved is to radio what IN-Q-TEL is to private equity(deep state control mechanism). Merced’s crooked brother lives in Jerusalem running an overpriced 2 & 20 “Israeli hedge fund” that underperforms the QQQ every year since inception.

  4. Rizzo  •  Jun 17, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Yes Adolf…. all roads lead back to your irrational, inexplicable hatred of Israel.

  5. Armand  •  Jun 17, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Totally rational: low IQ country(as evidenced by objective data), lower then average educational performance on OECD PISA(which tests African states contrary to your lies), no trials by jury, high taxes, criminal state owned banks like Leumi, poor water treatment, nationalized industries…all rational reasons not to like Israel or California

    • Jim Bird  •  Jun 17, 2018 at 11:52 am


      Totally rational on the IQ topic: 13 million Jews/1.4 billion Muslims—Jews, 100 or so Nobel prizes and 1000s of patents benefiting the world—Muslims, 2 Nobel’s for literature and somewhere very close to zero on patents. Brilliant observation genius?!

      • Rizzo  •  Jun 17, 2018 at 12:36 pm


        Excellent point…. too bad it will be lost on LOW-IQ Adolf.

  6. Armand  •  Jun 17, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    You’re both morons. There’s a huge IQ and performance gap between European Jews/North American and Israelis. The majority of Israeli Jews are low IQ Sephardim. You’re idiots.

  7. Armand  •  Jun 17, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    “Excellent point…. too bad it will be lost on LOW-IQ Adolf.” Moronic point easily disproved by a high IQ Swiss jew(highest mean on planet). I said Israel. Keep lying you leftist freak “Rizzo” now admit OECD PIsA includes African states lying idiot

  8. Jim Bird  •  Jun 17, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Hi Rizzo,

    I enjoy following Nani and yourself here but rarely comment because you guys cover the insanity of the Left so well. Speaking of insanity, I no longer need to read a sentence (or word) of Ty’s tirades. Your commentaries perfectly explain his topic, and therefore his mind numbing insanity. Keep up the good fight!


    • Rizzo  •  Jun 17, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks Jim. You should post more often.
      I totally dig your brand of Common Sense.
      Hopefully, they won’t delete your comments, the way they have done to me.

      Can you explain the hatred and stupidity of Adolf? I have only heard about his type… I’ve never actually met one. It’s difficult to measure if he’s motivated more by hate or his stupidity.

  9. Armand  •  Jun 17, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    “Brilliant observation genius?!“
    Two morons who can’t read and don’t know the difference between high IQ Jews in Europe @ Americas and the lower IQ variety in Israel. Just keep the lies and bs coming you collectivist leftists

  10. Armand  •  Jun 17, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Another rational reason to dislike Israel. They’re against Jews living on the land of Israel that isn’t sanctioned and subsidized by the state

  11. Ty  •  Jun 17, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    I find it amazing that you republicans/conservatives are hoping for low turnout. You are absolutely correct, when people literally stay home and don't bother to vote, conservatives win. It's not that it does not make logical sense to wish for it. It leaves the voting population to be a higher mix of the old and the dying, people more likely to cling to a past and tradition. But the desire still seems like something you ought not express out loud due to how unseemly it is.

    For MY SIDE to win the day, I need the public to check out and not pay attention. NOT I need to get my message out and persuade people, I ADMIT that project is hopeless, that my IDEAS are so brittle and WEAK and trashlike that the ONLY way for conservatives to survive is for Americans to stay home.

    What a pathetic movement. A movement filled with such stale and decrepit ideas you hope and pray for people to pay less attention.

    There is one thing that Trump does well that is antithetical to that project, my dear conservatives. He is not a man to get people to STOP paying attention. I wonder what the turnout will be? Will the sleeping millennial wake from their slumber? You better hope not. You have a plurality of the white ones (identity politics all the way down as the center of mass of conservative support) but you will get blasted open with the rest.

    • Rizzo  •  Jun 18, 2018 at 9:16 am

      For AMERICA to win the day, I need the public to PAY ATTENTION!
      I NEED EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN, who has benefited from the return of AMERICAN GREATNESS, to VOTE!

      Here is a short-list of what President Trump has accomplished for America. Despite the leftist obstruction, despite the TOTAL MEDIA BIAS, and despite the WITCHHUNT, Trump is MAGA!!!!!!!
      • Since taking office, President Trump has strengthened American leadership, security, prosperity, and accountability.
      • After 500 days, the results are clear: the American economy is stronger, American workers are experiencing more opportunities, confidence is soaring, and business is booming.
      • President Trump has re-asserted American leadership on the world stage, secured vital investments in our military, and stood up against threats to our national security.
      • President Trump has put the American people first and made government more accountable
      • Nearly 3 million jobs have been created since President Trump took office.
      • 304,000 manufacturing jobs have been created since President Trump took office, and manufacturing employment stands at its highest level since December 2008.
      • 337,000 construction jobs have been created since President Trump took office, and construction employment stands at its highest level since June 2008.
      • Under President Trump, the unemployment rate has dropped to 3.8, the lowest rate since April 2000, and job openings have reached 6.6 million, the highest level recorded.
      • 67 percent of Americans believe now is a good time to find a quality job, according to Gallup.
      • Only under President Trump have more than 50 percent of Americans believed it is a good time to find a quality job since Gallup began asking the question 17 years ago.
      • President Trump prioritized job training and workforce development to empower workers to seize more opportunities, signing an Executive Order to expand apprenticeship opportunities.
      • President Trump has restored confidence in the American economy, with confidence among both consumers and businesses reaching historic highs.
      • Consumer confidence in current conditions has reached a 17-year high, according to the Conference Board.
      • Optimism among manufacturers has hit record highs under President Trump, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.
      • Small business optimism has sustained record-high levels under President Trump according to the National Federation of Independent Business.
      • President Trump signed the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, cutting taxes for American families and making American business more competitive.
      • American families received $3.2 trillion in gross tax cuts and saw the child tax credit double.
      • The top corporate tax rate was lowered from 35 percent to 21 percent so American businesses could be more competitive.
      • President Trump has rolled back unnecessary job-killing regulations beyond expectations.
      • In 2017, President Trump far exceeded his promise to eliminate regulations at a two-to-one ratio, issuing 22 deregulatory actions for every new regulatory action.
      • The Administration rolled back rules and regulations harming farmers and energy producers, such as the Waters of the United States Rule and the Clean Power Plan.
      • Regional and community banks and credit unions got relief after President Trump signed legislation reducing harmful requirements imposed by the Dodd-Frank Act.
      • Since taking office, President Trump has advanced free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals that protect American workers, ending decades of destructive trade policies.
      • Days after taking office, the President withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and agreement.
      • President Trump’s Administration is working to defend American intellectual property from China’s unfair practices through a range of actions.
      • The President improved the KORUS trade agreement with the Republic of Korea, which will allow more U.S. automobile exports to South Korea with lower tariffs and increase U.S. pharmaceutical access to South Korea.
      • American agriculture has gained access to new markets under President Trump.

      • Ty  •  Jun 18, 2018 at 1:58 pm

        What a wonderful gish gallop with impeccable sources of a right wing agitprop news site.

        Let's read about its intended direction:

        "When it came to the editorial page, Anschutz's instructions were explicit—he 'wanted nothing but conservative columns and conservative op-ed writers,' said one former employee."

        It's a great listing of the favorite types of lies spread by right wing media outlets, including our very own Medved. What lies? The lies of omission.

      • Rizzo  •  Jun 18, 2018 at 2:48 pm

        So, which accomplishment is a “lie”?

      • Jim Bird  •  Jun 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

        This commentary should be tattooed to the foreheads of every media anarchist and the 2 Oracle imbeciles who contaminate these columns!!

        Attention Snowflakes: Remember when Pelosi, after Obamacare passed, telling the lemmings you can now take 2 years off work to play the cello and “….you no longer have to work” talking points? If you still believe that Ameritopia is just around the corner, be advised that’s just advanced stage brainwashing. Your next step is Arm/Tyville which is somewhere between insanity and zombie.

    • Rizzo  •  Jun 18, 2018 at 9:21 am

      Satisfaction With U.S. Direction Reaches 12-Year High

      Uh-oh Ty…. doesn't look good for leftists.

      You better hope your loser friends aren't paying attention.

  12. Armand  •  Jun 17, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Ty you’re insane! Trump will win with ease. People are tired of the Democrat/bankster/Gulf Arab meddling. People want federally licensed docs and hospitals(like the pilots & airlines); the Democrats will never deliver this. The public wants the elimination of the capital gains tax(democrats will never deliver this). The democrats are America’s own old Roman Republics filthy, slaver senators; we await Caesar or Napoleon. Quantitative Easing and party allied business(banks and NASDAQ data mining industry) have driven America away from politics and towards a leader….Octavian is out there

    • Ty  •  Jun 18, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      On the contrary, after looking at these posts, I'm the only sane one here.

  13. Armand  •  Jun 18, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Rizzo, you’re a leftist! You said you didn’t care about Israel’s state owned industries, it’s lack of jury trials, no written constitution, a govt run vegetable export company. You’re a psychotic propagandist.
    You’re even against Swiss style healthcare(private insurance and federally licensed docs operating across state/cantonal lines) you won’t even speak out against the capital gains tax.

  14. Armand  •  Jun 18, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Ty, you’re not sane.
    Look to Switzerland and you’ll see post-baby boomer America. not only am I sane, I’m an Oracle.
    Wanna tell your democrat friends to unseat Debbie washerman Schultz? How about ask trump to declassify the security camera footage from Benghazi? Ha you’re nuts

  15. Jim Bird  •  Jun 18, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    Uh, AH &.Ty,

    I’ve seen a thing or two which is why I know a thing or two when it comes to crackheads. Your drooling meandering logic is truly incomprehensible. What are you talking?!? The two of you are truly unique in your hatred of everything good—I know, you’re roommates in a sanitarium and rehab somewhere off the coast of South America.

  16. Armand  •  Jun 19, 2018 at 7:14 am
  17. Armand  •  Jun 19, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Specifically what’s meandering and incomprehensible?

    • Jim Bird  •  Jun 19, 2018 at 9:06 am

      Try Webster’s—that’s a dictionary—that’s a book where you can lookup the meaning of words.

      • Rizzo  •  Jun 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm

        You will have to forgive Adolf’s broken English.
        First of all, he is apparently Swiss.
        Second, he’s just dumb…. by any country’s standard.
        Lastly, he’s hate-filled by his plight.

        He wants so much, the attention of consequential countries.

        He can’t stand the fact that his meaningless country is best known for: watches, chocolate, nazi-sympathizing, and money-laundering.
        Kind of a pathetic resume’.

  18. Armand  •  Jun 19, 2018 at 11:45 am

    …about what was said?
    Do you support god by owned aerospace companies? How about govt run fruit and veggie export companies? How
    About high taxes? How about a secret illegal nuclear weapons program? How about Bank leumi(partially goof owned and totally bailed out) and their tax evasion conspiracy?
    What’s incomprehensible and meandering? Answe ten questions

  19. Armand  •  Jun 19, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    If I’m dumb what are you? You’re the one who can’t read the economist and said no African states took oecdpisa testing.
    Actually the chemical and food industries are the largest parts of the Swiss economy
    Don’t let objective facts deflate your huge ego; they’ll just keep demonstrating your deflated IQ

  20. Armand  •  Jun 20, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Rizzo • Apr 30, 2018 at 3:15 pm
    "Please, they want a MONOLITH of conservative ideas and thought."
    – No, we will just settle for a little logic, reason and facts”
    But he rejects facts for lies and innuendo. This tizzy is no conservative, but an online propagandist(like messed himself a mouthpiece for QEd finance, statists and deranged clerics).youll never receive positive ideas from such people, just complaints, untruths and slander & libel.

  21. Rizzo  •  Jun 20, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Keep quiet, Adolf.

    Grown-ups are talking.

    • Jim Bird  •  Jun 20, 2018 at 9:01 am

      Lmao!! Lol!

  22. Armand  •  Jun 20, 2018 at 7:36 am

    “Grown ups” can read the economist and accurately report what the “lists” are saying. “Grownups” can see that African states are tested by PISA. “Grownups” know the difference between the intellectual performance of European and North American Jewry and Israelis…you on the other hand objectively and factually do not!

  23. Armand  •  Jun 20, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Jim weak morons like rizzo need support and back up, please help him. He can’t read and refuted his own statements with his own secondary data sets. He requests evidence that Israelis are below average IQ, receives them, ignores them, and you bring evidence for European Jews being successful & intelligent(your data had nothing to do with Israel) which we are.
    Clearly you and rizzo linger on this board to promote the same backwards ideology as neocon former democrat medved.

    • Rizzo  •  Jun 20, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      Now you’ve done it, Adolf.
      Go to your room without dinner!

    • Rizzo  •  Jun 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm

      Kids say the Darndest Things!

  24. Armand  •  Jun 21, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Yep, high IQ kids will use facts to refute lies. You wanted facts, you got em, and democrat statist bankster Medved deleted em for ya.
    Israel is below average in education, IQ, and Africans states do take PISA(you lied about that), and you lied about your own economist data.
    On top of that you criticize right wing Switzerland, because you’re not a conservative; you don’t want a freer market for health care across state lines you like McCain and graham and socialist bolshie israel

  25. Armand  •  Jun 21, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    So another typical leftist trick, shout down the sane people and deflect the conversation to your agenda

  26. Rizzo  •  Jun 21, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Honey…. will you please go wash-out Jr.’s mouth with soap? He’s back-sassin’ again with stupidity and complete irrelevancy.

  27. Armand  •  Jun 21, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Nothing stupid about forming an ideology on objective facts. Didn’t you say that in April?
    So, does OECD-PisA test Africans(yes)? You said “no”
    Did Israel score above or below Switzerland on the economists list of “blasphemy legislation?(above) you said “below.”
    You said you wanted evidence of Israelis being
    Low IQ, you received it.
    Where is your objective evidence of my “stupidity?@ the objective evidence is clearly in writing demonstrating your stupidity.

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