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October 16, 2018 | Do MSNBC and the Pollsters Think We Are Idiots?

Rick Ackerman

Rick Ackerman is the editor of Rick’s Picks, an online service geared to traders of stocks, options, index futures and commodities. His detailed trading strategies have appeared since the early 1990s in Black Box Forecasts, a newsletter he founded that originally was geared to professional option traders. Barron’s once labeled him an “intrepid trader” in a headline that alluded to his key role in solving a notorious pill-tampering case. He received a $200,000 reward when a conviction resulted, and the story was retold on TV’s FBI: The Untold Story. His professional background includes 12 years as a market maker in the pits of the Pacific Coast Exchange, three as an investigator with renowned San Francisco private eye Hal Lipset, seven as a reporter and newspaper editor, three as a columnist for the Sunday San Francisco Examiner, and two decades as a contributor to publications ranging from Barron’s to The Antiquarian Bookman to Fleet Street Letter and Utne Reader.

The burlesque over Sen. Elizabeth’s Warren’s supposed Cherokee ancestry is helping Republicans build a head of steam ahead of the November elections. On the increasingly indefensible side of the political divide are those who evidently believe that a slapdash DNA test showing Warren has perhaps 1/1064th Indian blood “proves” she is a Native American. Believers include most Democrats and the national media other than Fox News. And then there are the rest of  us — i.e., those who see Warren’s cadres as buffoons, willing to trumpet an absurd lie and embarrass themselves simply because her Marxist political views appeal to them.

Those who are predicting a “blue wave” at the ballot box in November are saying in effect that most voters will stand by Warren even though Cherokee Nation has sternly rebuked her for her making an issue of her supposed Native American pedigree.  A blue wave also supposes that a majority of Americans are okay with a new norm that would feature rioting in the streets of formerly peaceful cities like Portland, higher taxes, more Obamacare, and leadership on Capitol Hill from shrieking hags like Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters, and self-righteous political hacks like Charles Schumer.

Strong Economy Favors Status Quo

For a blue wave to happen, and the party of clowns like Michael Avenatti to win big, voters would also need not to have noticed that the economy and stock market are as strong as they’ve been for more than a generation. Yeah, right. Do the pollsters who are predicting a blue wave on MSNBC and CNN take us for idiots?  A real idiot is Bloomberg news’ Jonathan Bernstein, who wrote a column the other day saying Warren, by sticking with her ridiculous story, is positioning herself as the Democratic front-runner. If the Massachusetts senator steps any deeper in doo-doo, she won’t be able to run for dogcatcher in 2020. Bernstein has plenty of company on the delusional left, as we know. His comrades will be just as stunned by the outcome in November as they were by Trump’s victory over Clinton.

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October 16th, 2018

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