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According to the FEC John Carney’s donation totals line up like this….

1 JPMorgan Chase & Co $10,000 $0 $10,000
1 American Institute of CPAs $10,000 $0 $10,000
3 Metlife Inc $8,500 $0 $8,500
4 AstraZeneca PLC $7,500 $0 $7,500
4 Investment Co Institute $7,500 $0 $7,500
6 Tiber Creek Group $6,250 $6,250 $0
7 New Democrat Coalition $5,500 $500 $5,000
8 Depository Trust & Clearing Corp $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 United Auto Workers $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 Vanguard Group $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 UBS AG $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 Ernst & Young $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 Mortgage Bankers Assn $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 Citigroup Inc $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 Capital One Financial $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 State Farm Insurance $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 CME Group $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 TIAA-CREF $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 American Seniors Housing Assn $5,000 $0 $5,000
20 National Assn of Health Underwriters $4,000 $0 $4,000
20 New York Life Insurance $4,000 $0 $4,000

*registrants, or active lobbying firm

This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2015-2016 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families.Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

By category, the status is clearer….

Top 20 Industries contributing to Campaign Cmte and Leadership PAC

Industry
Total
Indivs
PACs
Securities & Investment $54,250 $4,250 $50,000
Insurance $48,500 $500 $48,000
Commercial Banks $31,250 $1,250 $30,000
Accountants $24,500 $0 $24,500
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $18,500 $0 $18,500
Finance/Credit Companies $18,000 $0 $18,000
Real Estate $12,700 $3,700 $9,000
Lawyers/Law Firms $12,500 $6,500 $6,000
Lobbyists $7,750 $7,750 $0
Democratic/Liberal $5,500 $500 $5,000
Candidate Committees $5,400 $0 $5,400
Industrial Unions $5,000 $0 $5,000
Hospitals/Nursing Homes $5,000 $0 $5,000
Retired $4,500 $4,500 $0
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing $3,500 $0 $3,500
Credit Unions $3,000 $0 $3,000
Health Professionals $2,750 $750 $2,000
Oil & Gas $2,500 $0 $2,500
Electric Utilities $2,500 $0 $2,500
Business Services $2,250 $2,250 $0
What is District Rank?View Top 20 | Top 50
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Percent of Contributions Coded
legend Coded $249,134 (97.0%)
legend Not Coded $8,325 (3.2%)

As Congresspeople go, this really is not bad.  One should expect considerable financial interest in Delawares Congressional delegation as one should expect agriculture interest in Iowa’s.

 

Despite the current denials going around the Hillary supporters in the Democratic party, who insist that one must first show a quid pro quo vote per campaign contribution  in order to show acquiescence to ones donors, I can say with certainty, that over the past ten years, I have correctly predicted a legislators final vote based on who his campaign contributor were.

And with that, I leave you John Carney…… exposed……

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Understanding what happened can clearly be seen in Delaware’s vote totals across three election cycles… 2010, 2012, 2014….

We will use John Carney.

2010  John Carney received 173,543 votes over the Republican (Urquhart) : 125,442

2012  John Carney received 249,933 votes over the Republican (Kovach) : 129757

2014  John Carney received 137,245 votes over the Republican (Izzo) : 85142

But from these little glimpse, it appears that there are between 125,000 and 130,000 of Delawareans who consistently come out and vote Republican, no matter what year the election…

Democrats however have fluctuations between 112,688 and 76,390 depending on whether the election is on or off season.

Rose Isso is a hard case to compare anything too, especially when Priscilla Rakestraw admits even she voted for John  Carney… But one can see that in an off election, the Republican’s best 129,757 (Kovach) is only 7488 away from the Democrat’s worst take over these past three elections.

If Republicans can find a candidate as qualified as their state treasurer this year capable of stealing votes away from Democrats as did Simpler, and have several third party candidates siphon off the Progressive protest vote, they could possibly win Congress in 2018… But not 2016… Too many Democrats vote that year….

As post mortem analysis starts to heat up, let us cut to the chase.  The Dem’s received a surprise wave of national majority in 2012 and 2008, because their sleep-walker base was excited to vote. They woke up because they had something on the line…  It would be safe to say that across this nation since before 2000, we naturally tend to go Republican in off years (whereas Delaware becomes evenly balanced) unless  Democratic voters get excited, wake up, and feel they have something on-the-line to vote for; then it becomes overwhelmingly Democratic.

By now it should start to sink in that Democrats had success in 2006, 2008, 2012 because of Obama.  2010 and 2014 will simply prove it, that when you don’t use Obama, you lose big in huge population centers which predominantly now determine each state’s winner. (Example: Virginia is 65-35 Red everywhere except Richmond, Norfolk, and Fairfax County (DC) which since 2008 have been enough to turn VA blue)…

That is the lesson.  Republicans have consistently been excited ever since “dat, der Kenyian took office”…  Democrats need to find the same level of enthusiasm … because they already have the registered votes.  They just can’t get them to vote.

The problem is not GOTV for dems.. They had the best-run machine ever.  It’s the internal excitement, that element of patriotism missing inside every non-Republican voter…

Just took a second to overlook my blogroll… On Delaware Way, all her posts are about fighting corporate.  On Delaware Liberal, fighting corporate.  On Delaware Politics… fighting corporate. On Kilroy.. . fighting corporate.  On Delaware Right… fighting corporate.  On Transparent Christina… fighting corporate….  Delaware Libertarian… fighting corporate…

Why is everyone fighting corporate?  Isn’t that what our government is supposed to do? 

Why doesn’t it?

Citizen’s United… 

Funny how some things are so simple when you just look and don’t really think about it?

Not Nancy’s blog; its awesome. But I am talking about the royalty that runs this state regardless of who gets elected,  If a candidate of the people gets in, they are quickly shoved out of viability inside the workings of government and the royalty continues to run things as it wishes.

Our locally elected officials for the most part, actually do try to represent us. And they actually do  well representing us on all issues that don’t affect those who think they run things… But go against those, and you get shoved into areas you can do no damage….

Money, influence, status are all the regular clients  The “Delaware Way” used to be held up as a good thing… I once believed it was a good thing, as probably did Nancy since it was how she named her blog.   The idea was that Democrats and Republicans all got along and got things done for the good of the state, and  compared to the breakdown we see daily in Washington DC, that alone does seem to be a benefit….

However, that now seems to have changed.   By taking a snapshot of today, their image show “The Delaware Way” is now a group that wants to put in a GIGANTIC power plant 200 yards from Newark’s back yards and doesn’t give a damn how many Newark children die in the process.  “The Delaware Way” is now a group that wants to get rid of the Coastal Zone Act, so new polluting industries which can’t get a foothold in any other civilized portion of the planet, can come here and pollute like they could in a third world nation… “The Delaware Way” is now a group that couldn’t care less about segregation, about teaching our children to read or right, about helping in-poverty children learn reading and math,  as long as they can get rich off of all their charter schools.  “The Delaware Way” wants unions busted; zoning laws gone,  conservative dogma taught, and no minimum wage increase until infinity.  Today’s “Delaware Way” wants to keep our prisons full, as long as the are privatized and someone gets paid for each incarceration. Today’s “Delaware Way” wants to keep the death penalty, and levy new death penalties on regular citizens by doing nothing to curb the buying or selling of contraband illegal guns. They want to actually make selling stolen guns completely legal… They want to benefit Highmark over Christina Care. They want to charge tolls on all our highways.  They don’t want taxes on the rich increased, but lowered.  They think today’s middle class earns far too much; they want them poorer…

Their names are familiar.  On the national scale they are Tom Carper, John Carney, and Chris Coons. On the state scale they are Gov. Markell, Dave Sokola, Brian Short, Dan Short, Pete Schwartzkoph, Valerie Longhurst… Add names below if you wish….

Instead of change, these people grind down the changes of other well meaning people into dust.  A simple rule requiring all schools to put their public board meetings on line, was, since it certainly if publicly voted would have passed, shoved into a drawer to never be seen again…  Charter school legislation that will bankrupt every single public school in the state, was drawn up in secret though deemed illegal by the Attorney General’s office of the state, was railroaded through both chambers and signed by the orchestrators above, before anyone knew it was happening…  Public schools are stripped of funding, and it was never brought up to the public for debate.

What brought all this up was Connie Merlet’s letter.. published in Nancy’s blog… appropriately titled:  The Delaware Way.  And it is one tiny piece I wish to draw out…  a little statement.  a few words strung together that says, so, so much….

“I believe changes were well-intended when the Stars program was envisioned, but it has morphed into a system that has enabled already high-quality day cares to enjoy most of the financial benefits… In conversations with our representatives at both levels, I have realized that they really have no understanding of how that money is actually being used. “

There appears to be a government within our government… One thing is promised and passed and then turned over to be executed.  At that point those in the Delaware Way take over, enabling  those of privilege get more money, and those in need to become shafted…  The legislators, those to whom you throw your vote, for the most part mean well;  it is when it gets into the actual bureaucracy that the Delaware Way comes into play. They are the “deciders” as one cowboy once called them.

So no matter what gets passed…. it certainly doesn’t come out the way it was intended… We have a government within our government that does not bode well for the Delaware people.  Look at New Castle County under Paul Clark where without brakes of any sort, the Delaware Way had its way…. The elite do what the elite want, despite the fact they only have one vote like everyone else.

John Carney has gotten completely loopy lately.  So has Chris Coons.  Carper has been pro-elite for a long time now.  But their statements in public from these three decrying it is better that they try to get along with our equivalent of Hannibal Lecter, don’t bode well for all of us who are to be his future victims. It appears that their statements still supportive of the Delaware Way, are only meant to have on single purpose….keeping the lambs quiet before their slaughter. ….

 

That letter was this one.  Signed by 100 House Democrats and 4 Republicans to say they support the peaceful effort being under taken by John Kerry in Iran, and that unlike the others (mostly bitter old Republican and apparently John Carney) who want Iran nuked  to show their support for Israel, and afterwards pursue any diplomatic solution, those undersigned instead, prefer the pursuit of a peaceful solution over that of a warmongering one.

Carney did not sign it.  On Monday we will try to determine if he was AWOL on some hiatus, far, far away from performing his governmental duties, or, if he is trying to snuggle up to the Republicans by pretending to be one, at least being too cozy and timid to ruffle their feathers…

Both are odd.  Both question his capacity to represent Delaware in the United States Congress.

If someone says do you agree with me, please sign this letter, usually the failure to sign it, means you do not agree with them, is that correct?  So the assumption whether correct or erroneous, has no other choice than to be that John Carney doesn’t want the peace plan in Iran to work… He supports the Likud.  The radical Israeli’s who want war all the time.

Here are excerpts from the letter, followed by what John is really saying to us by not signing it….

“As Members of Congress—and as Americans—we are united in our unequivocal commitment to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon”….

Unbelievably, John Carney is not.

The proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East would threaten the security of the United States and our allies in the region, particularly Israel.

Unbelievably, John Carney thinks it does the opposite.

At present, however, we believe that Congress must give diplomacy a chance. A bill or resolution that risks fracturing our international coalition or, worse yet, undermining our credibility in future negotiations and jeopardizing hard-won progress toward a verifiable final agreement, must be avoided.

Unbelievably, by not signing, John Carney thinks we should bomb Iran before we negotiate.. As if one held up another at gunpoint, asked for his money, shot him then took it anyway.

We remain wary of the Iranian regime.

Apparently John Carney isn’t.  He must expect them to be nuked out of existence any day now.

We believe that robust diplomacy remains our best possible strategic option, and we commend you and your designees for the developments in Geneva. Should negotiations fail or falter, nothing precludes a change in strategy. But we must not imperil the possibility of a diplomatic success before we even have a chance to pursue it.

John Carney, like those in the despicable other party, think diplomacy is overrated and that only force can be the method  used.  That vision killed Americans in Iraq.  It is killing Americans in  Afghanistan.  It is a dumb vision, and every knowledgeable person has denounce that war-mongering posture with Iran.  That posture has only one motive behind it:  to force Israel to independently bomb Iran and then let America protect Israel from retaliation.

John Carney’s  not signing moves him over to the Republican plan which prefers to  antagonize Iran instead of negotiate with it.  Such an idea for lack of better words,  is just stupid.  Stupid as would be Japan’s  thinking it should torpedo the battleship Missouri as it steams into Tokyo for the signing of the end of hostilities… It is just plain stupid and John Carney apparently fell for it.  If he falls for this, what else will he fall for?

Delaware needs someone who is not stupid, representing us in Washington….

Here is a list of states and the breakdowns of how much of a hit to their economies this immediate cut will cause…

Delaware small as it is, stands to lose $875,852… between last Saturday and this past one.  By next week, if benefits are not restored by Congress, it will be double that, or around $1.7 million dollars of economic activity that just disappears….

That fails to consider the multiplier effect. Because the unemployed reliably spend all the benefits they get, they create a “multiplier effect” in the economy. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics (MCO), estimates that every dollar of unemployment benefits generates about $1.55 in economic activity.

Applied to Delaware the loss of economic activity jumps to $1.35 million per week, or a total $2.7 million dollars lost by this upcoming weekend.. or the equivalent one summer week’s loss of 900 New 5 BR Bethany Beach House Rentals. with Huge Kitchen & Deck, Comm. Pool & Beaches each week!… or the geographic representation of the loss of every house in Bethany Beach, East of the Coastal Highway between the National Guard Base (north entrance to town) to the high rises of Sea Colony….

Don’t let anyone tell you unemployment benefits are insignificant…

A Good Delawarean Comparison Between Gubernatorial Candidates

We’ve all been there…

It could be at Cold Stone, Haagan Daas, Ben & Jerry’s, Brewster’s, or even the Dairy Palace….

The question that stumps us all: What Flavor?

We finally decide on a purchase, someway, somehow….

I feel that way with our governor’s race… What Flavor?

We are comparing maple butter pecan to black raspberry here, both are fine quality indeed….. But in the candidates own words, I think the campaign has drawn down to a dead heat, with the only distinguishing factor being whether one looks first to experience, or to innovation as ones first gut reaction when burrowing down against a strong head wind….

Those in the real world know that both qualities do well in a pinch….

I sympathize with John Carney…. As a youngster, there was no one in my field more qualified than myself, to run my organization… I was the expert, the driver, the go-to person, the human specialist who knew exactly what buttons to push to get things done… I had exemplary results to prove it…
(Why do we always think we are the best qualified on the planet, lol)…..

But I got passed over by someone brought in from the outside…. who could only get things done by using my talents… It wasn’t fair…. But if they convinced me to remain aboard, I usually came to the conclusion that several years later that they made the right choice… Things I never would have thought of, we tried, and some of them worked splendidly… We could have always done, what we always did, and gotten what we always got….. but there was a better way… and I learned from it…

People are good at what they do… Most people are not flexible and able to change their personality on a dime…. The trick in personnel placement, is to match the right person to the right task….. Sort of like mapping up the future…

We saw the future clearly on June 30th, 2008… the last day of legislature… Carney riding high on his part in Bluewater Wind, dropped back to even on eminent domain….. Both of those show who he is tied to, who he is part of…

Our state’s most pressing problem is our royalty… Thurman Adams, Tony DeLuca, Harris McDowell, Charlie Copeland, and all who support them, that DO NOT LET THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS COME TO THE FLOOR TO BE DISCUSSED AND VOTED UPON…..

Now if one is having problems with mob violence in one’s neighborhood, putting a mob boss in charge will most certainly calm things down once the opposition has been completely eradicated, but will do nothing to stop the protection payments from coming out of your pocket….. They may have tommy gun battles among each other, but no one else will get hurt….

Enter Elliot Ness. The playing field has changed… Now cops are getting whacked, political families are targets, the public is terrorized so it will not cooperate, but eventually the public weighs in on the side of the law and the criminals are pulled off the streets…

Life goes on; this time though, the individual shop owners are keeping what used to be protection money and investing it into their businesses…. We have progress, store by store, street by street.

The only parallel this history lesson has with Delaware Today, is that we have a mob….

Do we acquiesce and let the mob run things, and wring our hands and accept it, or do we put someone in that will bring the mob out fighting, so that we the voters can pick them off, one by one….?

Once you the voter have made your choice as to which direction you want this state to go during the next four years, you have decided on which flavor will serve you best ….. Put the man with the talents you need, into the position to take you where you want this state to go……

It is not that hard, really… Just remember “eminent domain” and who the “real” enemy is…….