Open Thread Saturday

Watching Donald Trump whining about the size of the Inauguration crowd size in the face of the clearly much larger crowds that showed up in Washington DC (never mind the large crowds elsewhere) while standing in front of the Memorial Wall at the CIA is just cringe-worthy….

Still fascinating to me the members of the Republican Party has completely sold its soul to blindly support this guy no matter what he does…and we are only one day into this fiasco….

On the flip side for the Democrats, the problem for them is showing up in January reminds everyone they didn’t show up in November when it would have actually mattered….

UPDATE: The Sean Spicer Press Statement and the Iraqi Information Minister…which is which?

Posted by Dave at 5:14 pm
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238 Responses to “Open Thread Saturday”

  1. NYCmike says:

    Dave Wissing,
    Please explain this statement: “members of the Republican Party has completely sold its soul to blindly support this guy no matter what he does”.

    He has not done anything yet, except pick men and women for his Cabinet, and they seem to be pretty competent, so what on this Godly Earth are you speaking about in regards to “blindly support”?

    Or are you just taking a page from Corey, Author, MD, Robbie, etc and just acting like a child?

  2. NYCmike says:

    Trump whines. He was asked that question from a reporter. He admits it, it is part of his persona. He will whine until he wins. It worked for him last year, when you were, along with many others,thinking he would lose BIGLY.

    Get over it.

    Or would you prefer Hillary?

  3. PresidentPaul! says:

    You can’t Stump the Trump

    Amy Schumer packs on the poundage or tonnage for the womans anti-Trump march

  4. NYCmike says:

    Let’s see what Wissing says when the House and Senate start debating and passing bills. That will determine how Trump governs.

    Keep the heat on them, and Trump will have to follow along.

  5. PresidentPaul! says:

    Fake-News is not going to give him good weekend coverage no matter what (Matthews said he gave a Hitler speech.) Coverage is was decent yesterday but terrible today.

    He should reverse all Obama execs today so that they can cover both “negative” stories at once rather than devote whole days to each.

  6. PresidentPaul! says:

    First US president EVER who did did not previously work in government. I’ve always said that GOP presidential primary reform starts with banning politicians from it (that stop Kubio, Kasich, Jeb! all at once)

    “January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. Thank you America!”

  7. NYCmike says:

    My son asked me “What are the protests about? Has Trump done anything yet?”


  8. PresidentPaul! says:

    I;m with you

    That’s what Hillary Clinton reportedly told the tawdry mob of ranting and raving female commies in DC today who were carrying signs accusing President Trump of the old standby PC broken record, “racism, sexism, and homophobia,” along with allegedly supporting a “rape culture,” “white supremacy,” and worse. The “actress” Ashley Judd even took to the podium to accuse the president of “having wet dreams” about his own daughter. What a classy crowd of gals. (Yeah, Donald Trump wants his wife, daughters, sister, daughters-in-law, and granddaughters to live in a “rape culture”). One sign described the Trump administration as a bunch of “F’ing Sh – – .”

    How gracious of Hillary to say “I’m With You” to this mob of jerks, foul-mouthed perverts and misfits (a.k.a. “the Democratic Party base”) barely twenty-four hours after Trump so magnanimously asked a luncheon crowd to give her a round of applause.

    Lock. Her. Up! Lock. Her. Up!

    (The pictures I’ve seen are all close-ups, indicating that it must have been a small mob, contrary to the NBC News prediction yesterday that this mob of losers and whiners would exceed the size of the crowd on inauguration day. More fake news run amok).

  9. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Trump is trying to tweet his way back into controlling the conversation. He wants it to focus on his comments. His tweets have been outrageous and bombastic for two years — everyone is appalled, but he still got sworn in as president yesterday.

  10. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    12. Is that Hillary? If so it is one of her better pictures; she looks rested, is listening to someone nicely, and appears as just an ordinary person.

  11. PresidentPaul! says:

    No. Le Penn at Trump tower

  12. PresidentPaul! says:

    Le Pen

  13. Mr.Vito says:

    I think we should listen to Dave. He has become an expert on whining.

  14. janz says:

    I think the Sean Spicer press conference today served no positive purpose. Some pundits indicated it was cloaked in “emergency” terms, when called. In most people’s minds, though, protesting determination of crowd size or a bust displacement of MLK does not fit the definition of something too urgent. I hope communications from Spicer, in the near future, will be more discriminating and focused on more pertinent and interesting “news.”

  15. Trump says:

    Dave hangs around the fringes of the PG County GOP in MD. That is his frame of reference for the party.

    He doesn’t know what winning is.

  16. Cash Cow TM says:

    I want to clear up a misunderstanding.

    About WV coal being shipped to other states.
    MA bought over 400,000 tons of WV coal in 2015.

    WV exports to other states in 2015 had declined/
    I was not saying MA was exporting coal.
    The above is in response to lisab and other posts in response to my earlier post.
    “Massachusetts in 2015 (last year figures are available) increased its coal shipments to over 400,000 tons.

    i think that is just the coal we get in our stockings after christmas

    i don’t recall ever hearing about a coal mine in massachusetts”

  17. Cash Cow TM says:

    Comment on Dave W. comment at top of thread about size of the crowd at Trump inauguration.

    I have talked to people who went to the inauguration. One took a group of 60 HS kids by train. They were at Union Station about 9 a.m..

    They never did get to the inauguration event and parade. Protesters blocked several of the entrances. At the first gate where they were supposed to enter they waited for almost 2 hours before they tried other gates–since the police allowed the protesters to continue to block.

    Some gate accesses were blocked by protesters 6 deep locking arms. Some other gate accesses were blocked by protesters who chained themselves together. (Walt said he would have hooked up electric batteries to the chains and gotten their attention.)

    Anyway, they said there were TENS and TENS of thousands of people with them trying to get in but never made it.

    Talked to others who DID get in, but they had to use other gates on the wrong side of the parade route and they were not allowed to cross the parade route to get to where their bleacher seats were.
    I overheard Walt say to his wife that he felt the protesters actions were criminal. They were blocking public access and interfering with rights of others.

    Walt said if he was a policeman and the protesters blocking access refused to comply with lawful order he would have sent in police dogs, and also used water hoses to drench the protesters and then bring in big fans to blow air over them.

    Mrs. Walt replied “and that is why you are not a policeman.”

  18. jason says:

    Trump’s rally crowds were usually much bigger by far than Hillary’s.

    If the anti-Trump movement is so big, why did he win the election.

    That been said, yes is whining and it does sound like whining.

  19. PresidentPaul! says:

    Everyone is sick and tired of the NeverTrumpers, snowflakes, and and especially the SJW’s after the past year.

    Khabib Nurmagomedov – Rise of a Savage

  20. jason says:

    Bunu, an anti-semitic America hating scumbag who like Soccer Moron was never a Trump supporter now is pretending to support Trump.

  21. jason says:


    David Burge

    “We’re protesting fascism” – people dressed in all-black uniforms smashing windows and starting fires

  22. PresidentPaul! says:

    Sorry my Trump support offends you Jason though I was pretty vocal about Trump support in the primary and pretty exuberant when he finished off the NeverTrumpers

  23. PresidentPaul! says:

    The libertarian candidate was HORRID this cycle.

    Perhaps if the party had nominated McAfee I would have at least considered them though I thought Trump did a good job so that would be a tough sell.

  24. PresidentPaul! says:


    Fox fires never-Trumper George Will. Hires Nigel Farage as his replacement.

  25. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    20. Cow: “What did socialists use before candles? Electricity?”

  26. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The fact the discussion of today’s demonstrations now focuses on Trump, and his tweets and news conference says something. Once again he has preempted the conversation.

  27. Walt says:

    In Shepherdstown each year is a local 2-hour performance variety show modeled after MPR Garrison Keillor’s “The Prairie Home Companion”. It is very well done.

    We have attended several times, and did so again this afternoon with some friends. An enjoyable time.

    At the end of the show, they always sing the same song at the end of the 2 hour show (and encourage participation to join in). It is one of my favorite songs–“West Virginia, My Home.”

    I cannot get too far into singing and listening to it until I start to tear up and wipe tears from my cheeks and choke up. Don’t know why it makes me so emotional, but it does…guess in many ways, for short times, I have lived that song.

    Song was written and originally performed by Hazel Dickens who was born in Mercer County WV in 1925, moved to Baltimore in the 1950s met Mike Seeger, younger half-brother of Pete Seeger and started a band…

    Ironically, there is a PBS TV show that happened to come on right now and it it about Hazel Dickens…

    WV native Kathy Mattea has the best recorded version. Maybe you have to be a native West Virginian to relate to it, I dunno…

    I would like to have this song played at my funeral. Which I hope is not very soon–but we never know…

  28. Bitterlaw says:

    I didn’t watch the statement. Trump should have issued a statement that said, “I respect the commitment of so many. Americans who expressed their opinions in a peaceful manner. Our national dialogue will continue.”

    I am sure what he said was nothing like that.

  29. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    When the big, ornery guard dog growls. It does not matter if it is justified, he is just letting you know he is there.

    Trump has been behaving this way for two years; he got elected president, preserved a senate GOP majority that people thought was all but lost, and lost only a few GOP seats in the house in the last election.

    He is not going to change; one of the first rules in dealing with a cult is to not cooperate, and not be nice. An the leftist elites are a cult — they unravel when someone pushing them out of their fantasy world.

  30. JC says:

    @32 “I didn’t watch the statement. Trump should have issued a statement that said, “I respect the commitment of so many. Americans who expressed their opinions in a peaceful manner. Our national dialogue will continue.”

    BS. Why should he respect people who are viciously lying and trying to undermine his presidency every day of their live?

    These are not reporters. They are liberal operatives acting as the democrat’s propaganda machine.

    It’s good to see someone finally standing up to these dirt bags.

  31. Bitterlaw says:

    JC – When your opponent says you’re an a-hole, the best way to F them over is to not act like an a-hole.

    Small a of course.

  32. NYCmike says:


    You keep repeating things that Trump showed, over the last 18 months, are not true. Conventional wisdom was wrong, Obama/Rahm Emanuel were right: PUNCH BACK TWICE AS HARD!

    Does not matter if someone like a Matthews, or an Axelrod, etc, etc, calls it whining and “un-Presidential”. FIGHT at all times, that is the new normal.

  33. Walt says:

    In the shade of the night, in the cool and the quiet
    I slip away like a bird in flight
    back to those hills,
    the place that I call home.”

    Til tomorrow…

  34. NYCmike says:

    As I mentioned earlier, even my 13-year-old can notice that Trump has not done ANYTHING, yet there are protesters in the streets.

    Did the Tea Party start the day after? NO, it did not. People waited for their new President to act, and when he acted like a BIG GOVERNMENT Alinsky-ite, they reacted to that. They gave him a chance, he chose unwisely.

  35. Cash Cow TM says:


    Following is a list of top accomplishments of the Women’s march on Washington:

    and then there was

  36. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Oh how nice, there have been all sorts of news attacks on Trump for partying with rich people; meanwhile Obama is staying at an exclusive resort in California owned by Larry Ellison, who is something like the fifth richest person in the U.S. Last I read he was worth something like 45 billion.

  37. janz says:

    #21 thanks for your inaugural info.

  38. Bitterlaw says:

    No, NYC. Trump should hit back at the media and violent protesters.. Today’s protests were generally peaceful. I do not agree with them but I fully support their right to protest in this matter.

  39. NYCmike says:

    They have a right to protest, no doubt.

    WHAT were they protesting?

  40. NYCmike says:

    Also, if he whined about the protests today I am unaware of it. I thought Spicer was complaining about media tweets and numbers from yesterday.

  41. Big Joe says:

    Impressive showing today. Someone should do a poll of how many protesters actually voted for Hillary in November.

    Big Joe

  42. Big Joe says:

    Man it is tough, real real tough, to be a Knicks fan these days. Wow.

    Still they are my team. We’ll get ’em next game!

    Big Joe

  43. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Sometimes it’s fun to poke a stick in a hornets nest just to hear the buzzing.

    If you are no longer intimidating you lose respect, the great OZ is an example. Don’t become Trump’s Toto.

  44. jason says:

    Or would you prefer Hillary?’

    Translation: because Hillary was a horrible candidate we need to give Trump a pass on everything.

    Not going to happen.

  45. jason says:

    Sorry my Trump support offends you Jason though I was pretty vocal about Trump support in the primary”

    LOL.. I specifically asked you if you would vote for Trump and you said no.

    Like Soccer Moron, your only interest in Trump was that he destroy the Republican Party.

    You never supported Trump, so GFY.

  46. Phil says:

    Trump can’t help himself. His ego is absolutely gigantic. Going to keep him in trouble throughout his administration. As president we can expect his ego to swell even more, not less.

    He will give us our judges and that is the reason I voted for him but I expect little else outside of reigning in the EPA. That and he took out the Clintons, but just about anyone outside of Cruz or Jeb would have done that much in the GE.

  47. lisab says:

    there are three big things trump can do or not do

    a.) rescind the executive orders of obama

    2.) repeal obamacare

    III.) restrict illegal immigration

    if he does those things, which he clearly can do, it will be a big achievement

    there are other things he can do, but those three are low hanging fruit because they are within his power right now.

    if he does NOT do them, then it is because he does not want to d them

  48. lisab says:

    i made a mistake today. ok i f-d up big time.

    a teacher i work with is a few years older than me i think, roughly 40-ish … give or take, i m not sure, asked for my help

    she is divorced, and she asked me to go on a couples’ date with her to the local wineries. my hubby and i don’t usually socialize that way, but you have to help a sista … so i get my hubby to go

    first, her date is in his fifties i think! i am not sure, but he has completely white hair!!! 100% white!!!!! i think she is calling him daddy as i write this …

    he is actually a nice enough guy, but as i said, he is older. he is wearing cuff-links. ok whatever. he actually was not that bad for an older gentleman. she wants to get married i again. i get that … i want to help a sista. so i agree to go out on a couples date.

    SHE WAS ON HIM LIKE A HORNY 15 YEAR OLD GIRL ON MAGNUM PI, or what i imagine a horny 15 year old girl would be like if they did not have an irish-catholic mother who would beat them to a pulp if they even thought about sex

    the entire time she rubbing up against him, hugging him, putting her hand in his pocket, kissing him etc.

    now, my hubby was brought up in a strict evangelical household, baptist-ish, so this was completely inappropriate for him. he still opens my car door for me … that is polit he is …

    i grew up in provincetown, massachusetts, so i have seen things … but usually it is two young men hanging on each other!!!!! not a man and a woman.

    although you might not think so, i actually am rather prim and proper … i grew up in new england … we do not have displays of physical affection in public … well … not in this country anyway …

    and it just went on and on and on …

    plus i felt bad, because not only did i subject my hubby to this … but i am not comfortable with … overtly sexual displays in public … at least not of the heterosexual variety … we don’t do that where i was brought up … and certainly not in christianland illinois where my hubby grew up

    so i f-d up today

    and … i still have to work with mres mcsexual!

  49. Big Joe says:

    Get a Room!!!

  50. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    54. Liz, it doesn’t sound like you messed up or did anything wrong, and probably were very patient with the situation. You always wonder. Often the attraction is the guy has a big wallet.

  51. AlbertHodges says:

    If people believe the GOP is built on a smaller government, lower taxes, family values, conservative judges, a respect for our military including a modern, rebuilt military force and a restrained foreign policy, then President Trump is going to deliver for you….BIGLY!

    If people believe the GOP is built on anything else, you will be disappointed.

    If you believe that the GOP should serve Globalist political and economic interests, then not only are you going to see the end of this country working toward your goals, pure and simple.

    Trumpism may only be a brief respite in the global march to a new world order since we can never rest in fighting tyranny but it is a start.

    Making America Great Again!

  52. Frank says:

    There has been a lot of talk in the media and on the left of how unfair the Electoral College is. They have asked for a popular vote total to be used.

    There are obvious problems with this: the most obvious being that California would elect the president.

    I have thought about various options that would make every vote more significant.

    One: make the winner of each county in the country get one (1) electoral vote. The candidate with the most electoral votes would be elected president.

    Two: make the winner of each county in the country get one (1) electoral vote and the winner of a state would get two (2) elector votes. The candidate with the most electoral votes would be elected president.

    Three: make the winner of each congressional district in the country get one (1) electoral vote. Again, the candidate with the most electoral votes would be elected president.

    Four: make the winner of each congressional district in the country get one (1) electoral vote and the winner of a state would get two (2) electoral votes. The candidate with the most electoral votes would be elected president.

    Five: use all of the above options: popular vote plus options one through four. To be elected president, you need to be a winner of at least three of the five options.

    All but the popular vote would give more significance to an individual voter. Think of how an election would take place. You would have to think more locally. Each voter would have a greater stake in the election.

    To use CT as my example.

    Popular Vote: Clinton easily

    By county: Clinton 6, Trump 2

    By county plus state winner: Clinton 8, Trump 2

    By congressional district: Clinton 5, Trump 0

    By congressional district plus state winner: Clinton 7, Trump 0

    Now let’s go national.

    Popular Vote: Clinton

    By county: Trump

    By county and state: Trump

    By congressional district: Trump 230, Clinton 206 (1 for DC)

    By congressional district and state: Trump 290, Clinton 248

    Trump wins 4 out of 5.

    Interesting details:

    1. The Electoral College total was a larger win for Trump than by congressional district

    2. Romney would have won the presidency in 2012 in all options but popular vote (272-266 for option 4)

    Which option do you prefer?


  53. Wes says:

    Al thinks a guy whose most famous quote out of last year’s campaign was “Grab them by the pussy” will be a promoter of family values.

    That’s about as logical as saying Bernie Sanders is a supporter of less government spending.

  54. Bitterlaw says:

    Wes – Trump is clearly a fan of families. He is the head of three of them. He loves marriage so much that he has been married three times.

  55. Trump says:

    All the nevertrumpers are afraid that Trump will succeed.

    Once again refuting their wild desires.

  56. Trump says:

    Just like the primaries and the general.

  57. Trump says:

    The state of the Union address this year will be bigly.

  58. Wes says:

    I don’t think anyone other than Corey and the Left actually wants Trump to fail. He wasn’t most people’s first choice, but he’s President now. Might as well hope for success.

  59. Tom says:

    Repeal Obamacare, stop illegal immigration, appoint strict constitutionalist to the Supreme Court and Trump will be a success. Reduce regulation, implement tax reform, unleash the energy industry, reduce the Federal government and he will be a roaring success. If accomplishes this, I can live with his childish behavior.

  60. NYCmike says:

    “Translation: because Hillary was a horrible candidate we need to give Trump a pass on everything.”


    With all due respect, what “pass” was given? Trump has not done anything yet to give him a pass on. Wissing posted the Spicer guy’s press conference (w/ no questions), where he seemed angry and ill-tempered and unprepared. But NOTHING of substance was debated, no bills were signed,NOTHING.

    What “pass” was given to Trump? The press guy is kabuki theater, always has been.

  61. lisab says:

    oh i think lots of republicans want trump to fail …

    well … maybe not lots …

    how many votes did rubio and jeb get?

  62. NYCmike says:

    “The state of the Union address this year will be bigly.”

    -Hoping to see a “Joe Wilson” on the Democrat side!

    BUT, Trump might respond in kind!

    Think of the ratings!

  63. NYCmike says:

    “how many votes did rubio and jeb get?”

    -Ok, that was funny.

  64. NYCmike says:


    Please write JEB! so we know whom you are speaking about.

  65. lisab says:

    “You always wonder. Often the attraction is the guy has a big wallet.”

    thanks SanDiegoCitizen,

    the guy has some money i think


    i think she wants to be married again.

    it was just embarrassing to have to watch. and i am thinking to myself … does she think i am supposed to be doing the same thing? i teach in the community, i would be embarrassed to do that.

    my worst nightmare is to be coming out of sam’s club with a two 5 liter bottles of vodka and 10000 glow in the dark chocolate flavoured condoms and suddenly hear, “good morning mrs. lisab … you remember me, i’m timmy’s mom …”

  66. Wes says:

    We know the Bushes want Trump to fail. He denied them their putative heirloom of the presidency. Robbie was hoping last year Dems would go 34-0 in Senate races to punish the GOP for failing to nominate JEB! for President.

    Regarding Trump, Corey pretends to be Bitterlaw when discussing the South and invokes Godwin’s Law by rote.

    I was a Rubio supporter and never hoped Trump would fail. I can think of no others who think that way either.

    It seems only the JEB! supporters actually want Trump to fail.

  67. lisab says:

    “It seems only the JEB! supporters actually want Trump to fail.”

    sooooooo … say about 12 dozen

  68. lisab says:

    Images taken during the violent unrest in Washington DC this week show an anti-Trump Antifa protester displaying a photo of an ISIS flag and an ISIS beheading video on his phone to intimidate Trump supporters

    this cannot be true … this must be fake news

  69. Bitterlaw says:

    I hope Trump is successful when signing Republican bills into law. I hope he is successful when defending the nation as CIC. I do not hope he is successful when he pushes Democratic programs like infrastructure spending and mandatory paid maternity leave that burdens employers without some tax tradeoff.

  70. lisab says:

    has anyone else noticed paris jackson is a little … ummmmmmmm … pale … when compared to the other jacksons?

  71. lisab says:

    application to university

    name: paris jackson

    race/ethnicity: african american

    eye color: blue
    hair color: blonde

  72. lisab says:

    i wonder if she inherited any of michael’s talent?

  73. GF says:

    *sigh* The RRH Pampers crowd is beclowning itself RE: 2018 Governor races already. I expect losses, but with Republicans like these, it’s amazing we win anything at all.

  74. AlbertHodges says:

    Actually, Wes that quote was not from the campaign, it was from 2005 from a secretly recorded conversation between 2 guys talking SH to each other as MANY GUYS I know have done.

    Wonder if you have ever talked about sex like that?

    Having said that, having tax credits for stay at home mothers to watch their children and bringing living wage jobs back to the USA so that parents can support their families are BY FAR the most pro-family goals espoused by a President EVER!

  75. Trump says:

    Any infrastructure spending bill will likely pass with overwhelming support from both parties. No congress critter wants to be left out of the trough.

    If I were Trump, I would ask for $2tr in spending, and then settle for $1.5tr. Art of the deal.

  76. Wes says:

    You obviously didn’t understand what I was talking about, Al. I’m not surprised.

    The quote was not well known before last year but did come out during the campaign. Thus, it was the most noteworthy quote of Trump’s out of the campaign.

    I apologize for assuming you had a functioning brain and could understand context.

    I won’t make that mistake again.

  77. Wes says:

    GF, RRH isn’t happy without spreading GOP misery. They literally declare every bit of news good for Democrats and bad for Republicans.

    Obviously Republicans are going to suffer a net loss of governorships next year. At 26-9-1, they’d only have any chance of losing a majority of governorships if Hillary had won.

    However, I doubt losses will be catastrophic. Even in the Bush rejection years of 2006 and 2008, Republicans only lost six seats and one seat respectively. I predict a net loss of between two and four governorships next year given the layout of the seats.

    There’s no reason to go into handwringing mode at this point.

  78. Wes says:

    Err, in my second paragraph, I should have typed gaining a majority rather than losing a majority in the second sentence. That was a significant error on my part.

  79. lisab says:

    how many governorships look competitive?

  80. Wes says:

    I posted my rankings recently, Lisa:

    Solid R Hold-


    Likely R Hold-


    Lean R Hold-




    Lean D Hold-


    Likely D Hold-


    Likely D Hold-


    Lean D Hold-


    Currently I don’t see any noteworthy advantage for either party in opposition territory; however, given the number of Republican seats up and the fact that Trump is President, I have the Dems making modest gains next year, probably by doing better than Republicans in the Tossup states.

  81. AlbertHodges says:

    Trump did not say that “quote” last year. It was said 12 years ago and reported over and over again by people opposed to him.

    If anything was the most often said “quote”, I think Lock her Up, Crooked Hillary, or Drain the Swamp would surely outrank your attempt to reduce the president to your level.

    Since we are playing word games here.

  82. Wes says:

    The last entry should be Lean I Hold.

  83. Wes says:

    You are an idiot, Al. I never said Trump made the quote last year. I said it came out last year.

    How many times did your mom drop you on your head as a kid not to understand basic English?

  84. Robbie says:

    Hello everyone. It’s been a while since I last joined the discussion, but my favorite topic is heating up: the Supreme Court.

    Jan Crawford of CBS, a very solid SCOTUS reporter, reports Neil Gorsuch has emerged as the leading contender to replace Antonin Scalia. The other two top choices are William Pryor and Thomas Hardiman. Truth be told, these three match my top three choices.

    Any of the three names mentioned would be a homerun choice. Gorsuch, according to an analysis at SCOTUS Blog, is every bit the deserving successor to Scalia and, in one area, probably more conservative. That would be the “Chevron exception”.

    Gorsuch is the youngest of the three choices at just 49 years of age. Hardiman is 51 while Pryor is 55. Gorsuch, Hardiman as well, offer what would likely be slightly less contentious hearings than Pryor would. Pryor is a hero in conservative legal circles, but he has a lot of past comments that would set liberals’ hair on fire.

    While Pryor would definitely be a F-You to the liberals, I think Gorsuch is the best choice, if for no other reason, he is the youngest. Age shouldn’t be the only factor, but Gorsuch is also a gifted writer with a stellar educational background which includes Oxford.

    The real fight, though, will come when Anthony Kennedy retires. Hopefully, it will be this June when Trump’s cache is still somewhat strong. If Kennedy waits until June 2018, Trump may have already become so unpopular that he is forced to compromise with Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Chuck Schumer.

    If Kennedy does retire, expect Diane Sykes and Joan Larsen of the Michigan Supreme Court to be the top two choices. Kennedy’s seat is the swing vote and Democrats will go to the end of the world to sabotage any nominee. Choosing a strong conservative woman for his seat really puts the Democrats in a bind. After their “war on women” crap, can they really stop an extremely qualified woman?

    Sykes would be a no-brainer were it not for her age of 60. Larsen, a Scalia clerk, was the only former clerk allowed to speak at Scalia’s remembrance. She is just 48. Again, I hate to make choices based solely on age, but a decade’s difference is important. I lean towards Larsen.

    If SCOTUS meets in the Fall of 2017 to start its new term with Gorsuch and Larsen as its two newest members, the Court will be as conservative as it has EVER been.

  85. Cash Cow TM says:

    “Look, the awful feeling of losing an election is all too familiar and recent for Republicans. We felt it in 2009. We felt it in 2013. But now it’s 2017 and the party won. A republican has taken the oath and the office. For a lot of people, that’s a great feeling. Sadly, for many of us who care about having a conservative president rather than one who identifies as Republican, we don’t feel any better than the last two times.”

  86. Robbie says:

    Now that I’ve commented on the Supreme Court, I must turn my attention to Trump. I was no fan of his so feel free to take my views with a grain of salt. That said, his first full day in office, yesterday, was a disaster. Arguing about crowd size and talking about how many times he was on the cover of Time at the CIA was ridiculous.

    Someone, probably his daughter Ivanka, must tell him he’s the POTUS now. This isn’t the campaign. He’s not the host of “The Apprentice” calling into Greta’s show to make fun of Rosie O’Donnell. He needs to put away the phone and avoid “riffing” when he gives speeches. He needs someone to write speeches when he gives talks like he did at the CIA.

    Trump, because of one party control and the likelihood it will last for all four years, has a chance to accomplish some major goals: tax reform, Obamacare replacement, and the Supreme Court. If he keeps up his need to pick fights every day, though, his presidency will spiral out of control with approval in the 20’s. That would also be a death blow for the Republican Party.

    Fingers crossed he tones the act down. He doesn’t need to become a hermit (although that would be great), but he doesn’t need to be omnipresent. The election was just two months ago and it feels like he’s been president for three years.

  87. AlbertHodges says:

    Only people who are unhappy with Trump’s election are snowflakes, gloabalists, nevertrumpers and liberals.

  88. Robbie says:

    AlbertHodges says:
    January 22, 2017 at 1:55 pm
    Only people who are unhappy with Trump’s election are snowflakes, gloabalists, nevertrumpers and liberals.

    – You take dumb to a whole new level.

  89. messy says:

    Oh boy, it’s started already:

    Granted the Republicans were getting ready to impeach Hillary last October.

  90. messy says:

    93. No, 53% of the voters (48% Clinton 1%, Stein, 1% write-in and 3% Johnson) were very unhappy when Trump won. many didn’t like Hillary one whit, but they all HATED Trump.

  91. NYCmike says:

    ” I do not hope he is successful when he pushes Democratic programs like infrastructure spending and mandatory paid maternity leave that burdens employers without some tax tradeoff.”

    -As long as incumbent Republicans stick to their principles, and with the voters that voted for them, this should not happen.

  92. NYCmike says:

    “That said, his first full day in office, yesterday, was a disaster.”

    -This Robbie-guy never learns.

    The media, and easy-pickins’ like you, are speaking about “the disaster of his first day!”.

    NOBODY else has that thought. The people who voted for him saw Mattis and Flynn get confirmed, and await the rest of his Cabinet.

    The others are still trying to find out what the protests were about, or figuring out who will win today’s NFL games.

  93. NYCmike says:

    President Pence, if Trump is impeached?

    Why would liberal Democrats want that?

  94. PresidentPaul! says:

    Kristol: It’s profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear an American president proclaim America first

  95. Big Joe says:


    The electoral college is not going anywhere. Its is in the Constitution and so is here to stay for the foreseeable future. That said, states have the power power to allocate their EVs in any way that they want, there doesn’t even have to be a popular vote.

    Contrary to popular belief, the framers did not really intend it as a way to limit the influence of populous states over less populous states. It was designed to prevent the so-called “tyranny of the majority” by having electors who could override the people if the situation called for it.

    Big Joe

  96. Trump says:

    F off, wobbie.

    Nobody cared about your jerk on-sucking, nobody cars no

    Win some elections, as-wipe.

  97. Trump says:

    This jeb fuc&tard thinks he is anything but an insignificant turd.

  98. Big Joe says:

    “President Pence, if Trump is impeached?”

    Exactly. Trump is not getting impeached. The Dems will save him.

    Big Joe

  99. Trump says:


    How’s that brokered convention coming? Any day now?

  100. Robbie says:

    Anytime NYCMike says I’m wrong, I know I’m right. I feel for him, though. If I got my talking points from Mark Levin, I’d be wrong all of the time as well. Poor guy. He still defends Richard Mourdock and Chris McDaniel. By the way, has Chris McDaniel ever conceded his 2014 primary race to Thad Cochran, or is he still investigating imaginary voter fraud?

    Anytime I see comments from soccerguru, I wonder if his mommy has already fixed him the meatloaf or if he’s just upset because his mommy hasn’t fixed the meatloaf yet.

  101. Robbie says:

    Trump says:
    January 22, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    How’s that brokered convention coming? Any day now?

    – Looks like soccerguru’s a little fussy right now so I guess his mommy hasn’t fixed him the meatloaf yet.

  102. Trump says:

    Robbie as@wipe thinks he is right? In what universe? The dic& has been a definition of wrong

  103. Robbie says:

    Video of fussy soccerguru right now.

  104. Trump says:

    Robbie has been the picture boy of stupid, arrogant, biased, clueless fu&@er.

  105. Trump says:

    Go suck Jeb’s knob, that’s all you are good at.

  106. Trump says:

    On your knees, jeb’s eunuch.

  107. NYCmike says:


    Keep grasping. You’ll get something correct again, this millenium. Your glory days of being happy about McCain’s and Romney’s defeats couldn’t last forever.

  108. NYCmike says:

    I don’t get the “fussy soccerguru” video.

  109. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    January 22, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Keep grasping. You’ll get something correct again, this millenium. Your glory days of being happy about McCain’s and Romney’s defeats couldn’t last forever.

    – Nothing funnier than a guy who supported Richard Mourdock, Chris McDaniel, and Ted Cruz yapping about getting something correct.

  110. Cash Cow TM says:

    Rock beats scissors,

    Falcons eat Cheese(heads).

  111. Cash Cow TM says:



    By congressional district and state: Trump 290, Clinton 248


    Much better allocation of EC votes rather than ridiculous winner take all.

  112. Cash Cow TM says:

    men’s hats

    ten shams

  113. pitchaboy says:

    In the two other big democracies, India and UK, the Prime Minister is the leader of the majority party, the party that wins most congressional districts. He/she is elected from just one congressional district. They are not elected by the entire country. For a guy, who has lived in both these countries, I find the left’s anguish over the popular vote stupid.

  114. Proud Obamacon says:

    Watched the Press secretary in his first appearance before the reporters LIE, threaten, bully, lie, and then walk out of the briefing room without the balls to answer a single question!

    Watched the Pussy Grabber in Chief stand before the stars of the fallen CIA agents and LIE and boast about the size of his crowds (lies) and how great his authoritarian inaugural speech was!

    Oh right, not LIES, just ALTERNATIVE FACTS! LOLLLL Worst President Evahhhhhhhh


  115. Proud Obamacon says:

    ALTERNATIVE FACT # 218: Bear attacks at schools are down 2,839% since Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing. Period

  116. Proud Obamacon says:

    ALTERNATIVE FACT # 287: President Trump is touched by enthusiasm and patience of millions of spectators that arrived just 1 day late to inauguration. Told ya women loved Trump!!

  117. Wes says:

    Alternative Fact #9875:

    A corrupt hag whose claim to fame is doing nothing to prevent the Benghazi attack can defeat a former reality show host for President by insulting half the voters in the country.

  118. Wes says:

    I do find it ironic supporters of the Clintons and Obamas would accuse other politicians of lying.

    The Left is completely unhinged.

    They’ve been off their game ever since Republicans routed them despite outside interference from the Deadenders in 2014.

  119. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    With McCain & Graham supporting Tillerson, he has the votes to be SoS. Predict Rubio will also vote for him. The only question is how many Democrats he picks up. My guess it will be 5-10.

  120. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Harry Reid was so confident the Democrats would control the Senate in the future that he killed almost all the supra-majority requirements for approvals. He has empowered Trump and the Republicans. Obama did the same by governing by executive orders, which can now all be overridden by Trump.

    Talk about arrogance backfiring.

  121. NYCmike says:

    “– Nothing funnier than a guy who supported Richard Mourdock, Chris McDaniel, and Ted Cruz yapping about getting something correct.”

    -I guess Robbie would look to do away with primaries, and just nominate Bush-type-sycophants.

    That would be GREAT!

    Of course, when it comes to Ted Cruz, he wants a primary. Not very consistent that Robbie.

  122. NYCmike says:

    I have to lower the Spurs in my rankings, due to Coach Pop being as naive as the media is dishonest.

  123. Proud Obamacon says:

    So basically every loosah here keeps bringing up Clinton instead of defending the Orange Pussy Grabber. Why is no one defending the Groper in Chief? LOLLLL . OH is American Great Again yet? Is it? Bueller ? ? ? LOLZZ


  124. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    131. “Not.My.President”

    So you are moving to Canada?

  125. NYCmike says:

    “Why is no one defending the Groper in Chief?”

    -Nothing to defend.

    11 years ago, on tape, he made disgusting remarks, that were publicized. He did not deny them. He did not try to say he was set up.

    He kept campaigning. He didn’t kill anyone. He hasn’t broken any laws.

    There is nothing to defend. He acted like an ass.

    NOW, he is President.

    Deal with it. If he now embarrasses our country, then we will call him out.

  126. Trump says:

    What is there to defend, PO? Trump is the greatest president evahhhh. I have not stopped laughing since November 8.

    Meanwhile, the hag is Not Anybody’s President. Nothing sweeter than that. ( well, unless trump hauls her to jail. That would be sweeter.)

  127. Trump says:

    PO, did you watch your old hag at the inauguration?

    The TRUMP inauguration? Wasn’t that beautiful? She looked like a drugged up zombie.

  128. Wes says:

    Trump won, PO. He doesn’t need us to defend him. Hillary blew a gimme election against a reality star. What’s her excuse?

  129. Bitterlaw says:

    My girls won our first game 26-14. We wore the other team down and passed the last 2 minutes. It was a tough call. Shooting would be running up the score. Passing was just toying with them.

  130. Trump says:

    Foxxconn investment in US plant to exceed $7bn….”

    What’s to defend, PO?

  131. GF says:

    135- I saw someone else mention it, but the hag looked she had smacked her head right into a glass ceiling.

    What, too soon??

  132. Trump says:

    Nope, never too soon.

  133. Trump says:

    I sometimes go back and watch YouTube videos of the Clinton “victory” party on November 8,master the actual results start coming in.

    Man, the scenes are delicious, almost masterpieces in misery.

  134. Mr.Vito says:

    My search for what happened to all those sexual allegations about Trump is going about as well as my search for the real killer of Nicole Brown Simpson.

  135. Trump says:

    Watching the snowflakes bawling their eyes out makes me question the wisdom of granting them voting rights.

    But the scenes were awesomely and bigly delicious.

  136. Trump says:

    PO, you should watch the Trump inauguration. It is a clear case of “White Man Evicts Black Family from Public Housing”. The inhumanity!!!

  137. NYCmike says:

    “My search for what happened to all those sexual allegations about Trump is going about as well as my search for the real killer of Nicole Brown Simpson.”

    -B O O M ! !

  138. Proud Obamacon says:

    “Watching the snowflakes bawling their eyes out makes me question the wisdom of granting them voting rights.”

    Hell yeah, the Orange Dictator should definitely do just that. Only white men should vote . Yeah! Making America Great Again!!!

  139. Trump says:

    I wish

  140. Trump says:

    “Trump may not enforce Obamacare individual mandate”

    By this time next year, the only Obama legacy left will be Trayvon Martin.

    Remember, now Trump has the pen and he phone.

  141. Proud Obamacon says:

    Of course you do, and while you are at it, remember to shackle up the blacks and return them to their masters! Making America Great Again !!!

  142. Trump says:

    They are on your plantation, PO.

    The only time I have seen you so pissed is when the Republicans freed your slaves.

  143. Proud Obamacon says:

    OK whatever you say, time to get back on your meds.

  144. Trump says:

    Loser. Go cry to Obama. Proudly. Ask him what happened to all those nice dem senate and house seats, and all those governorships and state legislatures.

    Ask him how he fu&$ed Hillary up. Not that the hag needed any help.

  145. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    A comment from a blog, a bit mean but true:

    “Trump got more fat women walking in one day than michelle o did in 8 years.”

  146. NYCmike says:

    Ouch, that was mean!

    (BUT FUNNY!)

  147. Proud Obamacon says:

    We’ll be back. Funny how the Republicans are now split but we are all united now. Thanks for that!!

  148. Marc says:

    Some people( looking at Dave) are just allergic to winning. We all know Trumps character, but it is something that is needed right now. I know I prefer anything Trump has to say then anything that Hillary would have done..

  149. Proud Obamacon says:

    Obamacare approval rating 51%
    Trump approval rating 40%


  150. Wes says:

    You may want to look at your party, PO. They’re divided over whether to go full Corbyn or try to take a moderate path.

    They need to energize their base by going full Corbin.

  151. Proud Obamacon says:

    We’ll figure it out. Yall and your Orange leader are doing a great job at unifying us though. THANKS!!

  152. Wes says:

    Go full Corbyn, PO. It’s the only waay to win.

  153. Proud Obamacon says:

    Careful what you wish for, buddy!

  154. Marc says:

    This Obama twit is irrelevant just like his President, just fade away into history.

    The beach head teams that the Transition assembled of almost 600 persons working for President Trump have all be deployed to all federal departments and agencies, along with several important foreign deplomatic post such has Israel etec. So on Monday morning all these federal bureaucrats will know that there is a new boss in town.

  155. Marc says:

    Defense and Homeland Security have Secretaries who are no building there staff, so expect a few appointment announcement of out those departments next week.

  156. Charles says:

    Don’t worry ObamaCON-TROLL, you will win big in all upcoming elections. Trump is the worst thing to happen to the GOP and to the country. We will not be winning any elections anytime soon.

    Bernie, Pocohontas must be wet dreaming every night.


  157. jason says:

    So ProudObamaCON, how did your prediction that Arizona and Georgia and Iowa were locked up and Hillary was closing in on Texas work out?

    You get the prize as the stupidest troll here. Of course, the competition is pretty weak, so don’t get too excited.

  158. NYCmike says:

    Charles and P O know how to unite Hedgehoggers!

    Every time they post, Wes and jason sound much more informed than before!

  159. Charles says:

    Jason, the latest loosah who wants to live in the past. So Jason, how do you like having the Orange Groper as the leader of your party? LOLLLLL. Ready to lose seats in the House and the Senate? State Legislatures? Governorships? Are you ready?

    Is America Great Again yet? LOL


  160. NYCmike says:


    Stop it! Jason is just going to make Bitterlaw give him more points for being “the latest loosah”!

  161. NYCmike says:

    Cheers to Charles and all of the other unhinged!

    May Congress keep its principles, and make them look silly!

  162. Marc says:

    Several excutive orders will be issued tomorrow morning, involving trade, govt and immigration

  163. Charles says:

    Couldn’t resist!!! ObamaCON TROLL is a total moron of course. It’s too bad we couldn’t have President Rubio or President Walker in power to permanently vanquish the Marxists.

    Instead, Trump is only going to make them stronger and ensure they stay around and even win.

    It’s sad and it makes me ill.


  164. Cash Cow TM says:



    ProudObamaConvict is not a U.S. citizen!

  165. janz says:

    #154. I laughed out loud reading your quote. A little humor, now & then, is good for the soul, especially during contentious times.

  166. Cash Cow TM says:

    Dave W. might as well give up on any Moobie Award in 2017 if we have posters “Trump” and “ProudObamacon” engaging in long, tiresome name calling debates…

  167. Walt says:

    “My girls won our first game 26-14.”



    My wife is trying to talk me into coming with her and the other women to the Phila. Flower Show.

    If my schedule allows, and I can go…that means we might be able to meet!

    Are you up to meeting ANOTHER WV resident so soon after you have met face to face with wvally?

  168. Cash Cow TM says:

    “RIP USA”


  169. Cash Cow TM says:

    Cannot believe there were almost no posts here about the feetsball games.

    But happy there were not many.

  170. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    156. “We’ll be back. Funny how the Republicans are now split but we are all united now. Thanks for that!!”

    Good to know, Obamacon. Who by chance is your leader?? Always need of those. Perhaps Sanders, Clinton & Warren can have a play-off for leader at the Shady Acres shuffle ball court.

  171. Cash Cow TM says:


    drama coup boon
    Ma, U drop bacon
    dour nao coma, BO

  172. Cash Cow TM says:


    dour nao coma, BO
    should be
    dour nap coma, BO,moo.chachos

  173. Proud Obamacon says:

    “Who by chance is your leader?? Always need of those”

    In due time buddy, the important thing is the people are united against you and your party. We will find someone to get behind when the time is right. I know in your autocratic world, a leader is necessary. Not when we are perculating at the grass roots level, dude!! You feel the footsteps? Here we come! We coming!

  174. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    182. How about Governor Brown from California as your new leader?

    Here is an NYT article showing him leading the charge against climate change and against fossil fuels; with a picture of him walking on his Colusa ranch.

    Of course the article failed to mention that several years ago Brown had state government staff do a study of his ranch to see if there was oil drilling potential State workers prepared a 51 page geological report for him, complete with satellite images. On state time of course. Sadly, they did not find oil potential. But it does sounds like Hillary has already mentored him well.

  175. Cash Cow TM says:

    Oh, one last thing.

    Forgot to share my prediction of what the liberal Hollywood movie / TV producers and writers crowd will come up with for 2017. They will do things to make DJT unpopular. They will also do things to make illegal aliens VERY popular and accepted in the U.S. (just like they did for LG-BLTs)

    Some of the things you can expect to see this year include:

    –more crime show episodes like CSI where the villain has either orange hair, a first name of Donald, or both.

    –a daily category on “Jeopardy” titled ‘Stupid Things DJT Said’

    –The nightly news show will replace the 5 minute slot for weather with 5 minutes of where DJT administration failed today.

    –Sitcom about a very likeable and hilarious bunch of illegal aliens who, while avoiding the authorities in thigh slapping ways, do all kinds of good deeds for people in U.S. (save a woman from being hit by a falling tree, pull a puppy out of a well, prevent an isis whackadoodle attack on U.S. soil, find a way to end man-made global warming caused droughts in various parts of the U.S. etc.

    –A TV show or movie about how a 10 year old illegal alien from El Salvador was apprehended and sent back to El Salvador and disappears there–and it is discovered later the kid was a genius who had discovered the cure for cancer and was coming to the U.S. to help us here, etc.)

    –Movies and TV shows that will include illegal aliens in the story line in a very positive and sympathetic light. For example, lovable illegal alien with a wonderful personality who comes to U.S. for a better life, falls on hard times (gets hit by bus or something) ICE shows up at hospital to deport, but if he is deported the evil right wing dictator in his home country (who will look a lot like DJT) will kill him, so the hospital staff hides the lovable illegal from ICE.

    –a TV drama or movie about a heart tugging love story of an illegal alien who came to U.S. 10 years ago, fell in love with a natural born American they had two, no three, beautiful babies and now the DJT ICE authorities are hot on the illegal alien’s tail and the kids are living with this secret and it is now causing them to all go from being A students to F students…

    –Another heartbreaking show will bump “The Walking Dead” from its weekly time slot. This show involving a case of mistaken identity where a 20-something U.S. native born American citizen in FL who is Hispanic, wears Mickey Mouse ears constantly, and visits Disney World every week is wrongly suspected of being an illegal alien and has to flee to Philadelphia to hide in the basement of a lawyer there and do yard work while he desperately tries to contact a guy who has a political blog site in MD who can prove he is really an American citizen.

    You HERD it here FIRST!

  176. Proud Obamacon says:

    “How about Governor Brown from California as your new leader?”

    No. You’re obsessed with leaders. We are not autocratic monarchists like the Trump Party. As much as I’m sure you’d want an old white guy to become the leader, too bad. A lot of fresh young faces will be shining very soon. New governors, congressmen/women, senators. THANK you TRUMPERS!!!

  177. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “A lot of fresh young faces will be shining very soon. New governors, congressmen/women, senators. THANK you TRUMPERS!!!”

    Your talking about a party whose leadership is in many case in their 70s– Pelosi, Sanders, Hoyer, Warren. Shumer is a youngster at 66. They all appear to be Anglo too.

    I’m not a Trumpster, but sure they take credit for finally pushing Hillary Clinton out. Since the Republicans held Congress, not too many new faces this time.

  178. Proud Obamacon says:

    “Your talking about a party whose leadership is in many case in their 70s”

    You’re hung up on leaders and leadership, Buddy. Why is that so important to you? We the people are going to rise up and leaders will emerge. That’s how it works in a Democracy!

    Booker, Klobuchar, Gillibrand, Hickenlooper, Kamala Harris, Deval Patrick, and the list goes on .. any of them going up against a 74 year old Pussy Grabber running on a an actual record? Damn I can’t wait! But there’s work to do before then. We have to win in VA and NJ this year and get energized for the mid-terms. THANKS TRUMPERS for giving us the energy we need. THE SLEEPING GIANT HAS AWOKEN!

  179. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Go get em, but keep in mind the reason the Democrats have superdelegates is to keep people like you from taking over the party. You were saying the Democrats were now united; in the leadership struggle they may not be.

    On your list, have to say I respect Hickenlooper from Colorado, he is favorable to energy development and supports fracking. Unfortunately that may prevent him rising in the party. Klobucher is in for a tough re-election fight in 2018. The rest are east or west coasters; no one from the heartland.

  180. Mr.Vito says:

    I told you guys last year that P.O. and Charles were the same when we had the site meter.

    Now he effed up and confirmed it.

  181. Wes says:

    Do you really think Klobuchar will have any problems with reelection next year, SDC? Shye’s incredibly popular in the state, having won by 21 points and 35 points respectively, and Republicans have no David Durenberger figures to run against her.

    At the very least–and I’m reaching here–I’d count her seat as a Likely D Hold.

  182. NYCmike says:

    Charles is P.O.?
    P.O. is Charles?

    President Trump?
    V.P. Pence?

    2017 is off to a wild start!

  183. NYCmike says:

    I figured it would be interesting to look back a year, and see what was being said.

    Other than “Larry” pimping Rubio, and Robbie being a tool, here is a poster that I miss, mainly because his comments were unbiased, and just stating plain facts:

    Nickelodeon says:
    January 24, 2016 at 4:39 pm


    Just got back from the Donald Trump rally in Muscatine, IA.

    Bottom Line…

    * Wow. Most remarkable event since Caucusing in 20 years. All positive.

    * Trump connects with people in a more genuine way then on TV.

    * Trump addressed my concerns about him in a reasoned manner.

    * Trump had 1200 to 1500 people in an overflowing High School.

    * Incredible amount of Security…like flying…plus secret service (tens of them).

    * Told this is how he is at each event.

    * Signing up significant amount of new caucuses (several tens at each event for a months now. Large portion are I’s and D’s.

    My impression…


    Questions, just ask. Here for awhile.

  184. NYCmike says:

    I will note that “Nicky Numbers” did get this wrong, as Iowa went to Cruz, but by a small margin, with Trump and Rubio close behind. Cruz was accused of dirty tricks against the Carson campaign, which looking back on now, may have been the case.

    Either way, Trump connected, and it served him well in the general election.

  185. Mr.Vito says:

    Iowa caucus may be one time Trump’s ground game hurt him.

  186. NYCmike says:

    -These people are sick. Someone gets shot, they let the shooter go…..because they said the victim may have been a white supremacist. It turns out the kid may have been a Bernie supporter.

  187. Mr.Vito says:

    I also didn’t get the hating on Nick.

    Or Frank.

  188. Mr.Vito says:

    I think I saw that. Didn’t he have a circle-slashed swastika tattoo or something?

  189. NYCmike says:

    Never understood it either.

    They posted numbers, never reacted to the people ridiculing them, were always mature and reasonable.

    I should try to learn from them….

  190. NYCmike says:

    Trying to find more about the story.

  191. NYCmike says:

    “Didn’t he have a circle-slashed swastika tattoo or something?”

    -Yes, the Daily Caller story says he did.

  192. NYCmike says:

    “The University of Washington Police Department, which is handling the incident, said guns are banned on campus and called the shooting “unfortunate and isolated.”

    -Wouldn’t this alone make the shooter a criminal, and worthy of being held without bail, pending a hearing/trial?

    Do universities always let confirmed shooters go free pending an investigation?

  193. Mr.Vito says:

    Isn’t having a gun on UW campus a violation?

  194. NYCmike says:

    This is from Instapundit.

    Dave Wissing, since you rarely put up new threads anymore, you may want to go take a look at Glenn Reynold’s website every now and then. He seems to understand the Trump approach better than you do.

    Here is an example:

    “In fact, Trump’s basically gaslighting them. Knowing how much they hate him, he’s constantly provoking them to go over the top. Sean Spicer’s crowd-size remarks are all about making them seem petty and negative. (And, possibly, teeing up crowd-size comparisons at next week’s March For Life, which the press normally ignores but which Trump will probably force them to cover).”

  195. NYCmike says:

    Mr. Vito,

    The quote in #202 seems to say exactly that. I guess a “violation” is ok if you are anti-gun.

  196. Wes says:

    Trump made MD unhinged. Any slightest hint of failure to despise Trump sent him into a rage. He attacked WVally of all people as stupid because of her ambivalence toward rather than outright hatred of Trump.

    Nicky Numbers was just another victim.

  197. Mr.Vito says:

    Those black-clad figures covering their faces with black linens and carrying makeshift weapons remind me of something…

    Can’t put my finger on it…

  198. NYCmike says:

    More from Instapundit:

    “Trump knows that the press isn’t trusted very much, and that the less it’s trusted, the less it can hurt him. So he’s prodding reporters to do things that will make them less trusted, and they’re constantly taking the bait. They’re taking the bait because they think he’s dumb, and impulsive, and lacking self-control — but he’s the one causing them to act in ways that are dumb and impulsive, and demonstrate lack of self-control. As Richard Fernandez writes on Facebook, they think he’s dumb because they think he has lousy taste, but there are a lot of scarily competent guys out there in the world who like white and gold furniture. And, I should note, Trump has more media experience than probably 99% of the people covering him. (As Obama operative Ben Rhodes gloated with regard to selling a dishonest story on the Iran deal, the average reporter the Obama White House dealt with “is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns.” In Rhodes’ words, “they literally know nothing.”)

    The counter-move for the press isn’t to double down on anti-Trump messaging. The counter-move is to bolster its own trustworthiness by acting more neutral and sober, and by being more trustworthy. If the news media actually focused on reporting facts accurately and straightforwardly, on leaving opinion to the pundits, and on giving Trump a clearly fair shake, then Trump’s tactics wouldn’t work, and any actual dirt they found on him would do actual damage. He’s betting on the press being insufficiently mature and self-controlled to manage that. So far, his bet is paying off.

    That’s too bad. If we had a better press, we’d be much better off as a nation. But we don’t.”

    Accurately describing the press, Dave Wissing, and Corey & Robbie.

  199. NYCmike says:

    #207 – Ninjas?

  200. NYCmike says:

    I wonder if MD had to accompany his wife to the Woman’s March this past weekend.

    I would love to see a picture of him with a p*ssy-hat on his head!

  201. Mr.Vito says:

    No. You never see a ninja until it’s too late.

  202. NYCmike says:

    I miss Cory as well.

    Must be tough being so wrong, and Canadian.

    At least Tim is from Georgia.

  203. NYCmike says:

    “No. You never see a ninja until it’s too late.”

    Mr. Vito,

    I have a neighbor, an older lady. Lost her husband about 10 years ago. Then, the house she rented an apartment in, the owner died, and the family sells to an another old couple with an adult child with some sort of disability.

    They kept the lady as a tenant.

    One day, the lady goes thru front door, into the vestibule, where there are 2 doors, one to the owners apartment, and one which leads up to her apartment.

    As she is opening her door, she told me she feels a presence watching her…she thinks it is the owner watching her through the peephole on the door. As she opens her door and goes thru, she perceives movement behind her, and spins quickly to shut the door.

    As she is closing it, she sees the adult child standing up behind the outer door, with a brown sheet draped over him, kind of blending into the color of the door.

    She recovers from her surprise, and asks him what he is doing, and he replies “Practicing to become a Ninja!”.

    So there you have it….

  204. Wes says:

    Poor CCCP.

    He was absolutely convinced Trump would lose in a landslide. Then reality set in.

    It couldn’t have happened to a worse arsehole, as GF called him.

  205. NYCmike says:

    -How does this guy still have a job?

    If a person did what he did to a Democrat, that person would have been, rightfully, run out of town, and never been employed again as a journalist…….oh, maybe I just answered my own question!

  206. NYCmike says:

    -Well done! KEEPING ALL OPTIONS OPEN, what a refreshing idea!

    Do the same when it comes to the budget, Mitchie!

  207. Mr.Vito says:

    213 ha ha

  208. Mr.Vito says:

    Cory really may not come back this time.

    He said if Trump won over 300 electoral votes, it would means he knows absolutely nothing about political prediction.

    He also said Bitterlaw was the lowest form of life for voting for Trump. Since most people here now seem at worst willing to give Trump a chance, he has no reason to be on this blog.

  209. NYCmike says:

    “He also said Bitterlaw was the lowest form of life for voting for Trump.”

    -Those last several days before the election were pretty R A W !

  210. NYCmike says:

    And where is Bitterlaw? Did he make it to work today?

  211. Mr.Vito says:

    I admit the only reason I am still on this blog is certain posters.

    Dave doesn’t even post or monitor the threads anymore. He woukd also seem he has nothing interesting to say for the 90% of his own party that decided ‘no thanks’ to Hillary…and even some nevertrumpers seem mildly put off.

    Mr.Bitter will now say I should start my own blog… don’t tempt me, man. Don’t tempt me! Sir Carmine will be on my side!

  212. Mr.Vito says:

    Did Dave even give his playoff picks?

  213. NYCmike says:

    -I think jason posted another tweet from this guy. He is funny.

  214. NYCmike says:

    Playoff picks?


  215. Mr.Vito says:

    Trump issuing executive order pulling out of the TPP.

  216. NYCmike says:

    “I admit the only reason I am still on this blog is certain posters.”

    -Please, I am a humble man, don’t stop!

  217. NYCmike says:

    Ok, cheers. Have a good day!

  218. Mr.Vito says:

    Mattis isn’t wasting time.

    I think Milo leaving ‘up’ out of the link is a Freudian slip.

  219. jason says:

    A lot of fresh young faces will be shining very soon. New governors, congressmen/women, senators. THANK you TRUMPERS!!!”

    Hey look, there are so fewer of them now it will make your choice easier.

  220. Cash Cow TM says:

    I am disappointed nobody commented on my posit on #184.

    Beginning day 3 of NoBama…
    What is change taking so long?

    That is all.

  221. jason says:

    “We are not autocratic monarchists like the Trump Party.”

    Nah, that is why you ran with Hillary Clinton. That is why you revere the Kennedy family.

  222. Barrett says:

    Glad to see Trump backing out of the TPP. I think in the future this will give us more leverage if were to renegotiate trade among nations bordering the pacific ring. (Most notably Mexico and China).

    He said he’d do it and he is doing it. So far, I’m happy to have a president who sticks to his word.

  223. jason says:

    I think Cow’s # 184 was brilliant, well thought out, to the point, incisive, and a harbinger of things to come.

  224. jason says:

    Not me. I think backing out of the TPP is short sighted and harmful to our long term interests.

    The way forward in a globalized world is to be able to compete by investing in technology and innovation, not by creating artificial barriers and protections. A pro-business, low regulation and low tax environment will help achieve that, a protectionist agenda will only make America a third rate economic power.

  225. Cash Cow TM says:

    I refuse to accept the results of the AFC and NFL championship games yesterday.

    Tomorrow I will be marching.
    And breaking windows out of Starbucks and McDonalds.

    Who is with me?

  226. Cash Cow TM says:


    Thank you from the bottom of my heart and my four stomachs.

    Is it getting dusty in here…something in my eye…tissue, need tissue…

  227. Mr.Vito says:

    Over the past month I’ve seen report after report of businesses investing billions in the U.S. for technology and innovation, so I doubt that his renegotiating TPP will be counter to that.

    But, hey, we’ll see.

  228. Frank says:

    Rasmussen Trump job approval: 55%