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Democrats Lead Primaries for Gov and Senate in CA

Public Policy Polling has released a new poll for the state of California that shows how a gaggle of candidates stand for both the gubernatorial and US Senatorial jungle primaries. As everyone knows by now, the top two advance to the General Election and hopefully Republicans will be able to get at least one into that race unlike what happened this past year.

GOVERNOR – CALIFORNIA (PPP)
Gavin Newsom (D) 25%
Kevin Faulconer (R) 20%
Eric Garcetti (D) 13%
Ashley Swearengin (R) 12%
Antonio Villaraigosa (D) 9%
Tom Steyer (D) 4%
Alex Padilla (D) 3%
John Chiang (D) 2%

US SENATE – CALIFORNIA (PPP)
Xavier Becerra (D) 21%
Kevin Faulconer (R) 18%
Ashley Swearengin (R) 13%
Brad Sherman (D) 11%
Eric Swalwell (D) 5%
Kevin de Leon (D) 4%

This poll was done January 17-18 among 882 registered voters.

Posted by Dave at 9:36 pm
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148 Responses to “Democrats Lead Primaries for Gov and Senate in CA”

  1. Walt says:

    Yo.

    Dave homeboy got new thread up.

    First.

    Getting my real laptop back up and operating some. Got more to do to accomplish that.

  2. janz says:

    Who is Kevin Faulconer?

  3. Gil says:

    Who does everyone think Trump will nominate to the Supreme Court?

  4. Cash Cow TM says:

    “Who does everyone think Trump will nominate to the Supreme Court?”
    __________________________________
    Why the best person possible…
    The smartest…
    the one who is all knowing….

    HIMSELF!
    *********
    And he will issue an Executive Order allowing a President to also serve on the Supreme Court.

  5. Cash Cow TM says:

    So far in the first 15 minutes, the CBS interview with Trump shows him to be

    –narcissistic
    –detached from reality
    –unable to explain how Mexico is going to pay for the wall (“its complicated..”)
    –egotistical
    -being mean spirited in dressing down D. Muir and journalists in particular

  6. Cash Cow TM says:

    Chicago–all the crime and shooting and killings are easy to solve….

  7. Cash Cow TM says:

    I am becoming more worried….

  8. jason says:

    Faulconer is the Mayor of San Diego.

  9. jason says:

    So far in the first 15 minutes, the CBS interview with Trump shows him to be

    –narcissistic
    –detached from reality
    –unable to explain how Mexico is going to pay for the wall (“its complicated..”)
    –egotistical
    -being mean spirited in dressing down D. Muir and journalists in particular”

    But that is only the first 15 minutes.

  10. Cash Cow TM says:

    Faulconer 20%
    Faulconer 18%

    Swearengin 12%
    Swearengin 13%

  11. Cash Cow TM says:

    “We should have taken the oil” (in Iraq)
    “then there would have been no isis”

  12. Cash Cow TM says:

    After millions see the CBS White House interview of DJT, will you predict Trump’s favorability rating will

    –go up
    –be unchanged
    –go down

  13. Cash Cow TM says:

    Odds DJT will say:

    “I have big hands and I have big crowds.”

    –greater than 50%
    –less than 50%

  14. Walt says:

    Grabbed the laptop away from Cow.

    Mary Tyler Moore tidbit…

    I enjoyed watching MTM on TV in the Dick VanDyke Show and that other comedy where she was a news reporter…I thought she was pretty and funny and maybe I had a crush on her even though she was older than me.
    **************************************************
    ANYWAY,

    Mary Tyler Moore’s great, great, great, grandfather lived in Shepherdstown, WV. The home stayed in the MTM family for many generations and the last relative who was occupant of the house died in 1995.

    MTM came to Shepherdstown and deeded the house over as a gift to Shepherd University to be used in the study of the Civil War.

    Her great, great, great grandfather’s home is now the “George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War.” George Tyler Moore was Mary Tyler Moore’s father.

  15. Cash Cow TM says:

    Come on…I know lots of you HHoggers were watching that interview of DJT…

    No comments?

  16. Cash Cow TM says:

    Green Peace Nut Jobs climb a big crane and hang a big banner in D.C. not far from the White House.

    Big banner said “RESIST”

    After being up there about 24 hours, the left wing activists climbed down and were promptly arrested.

    Positive Accomplishment was _____?________?

    Negative Accomplishment includes construction crew was unable to work today so their families lost a days income.

  17. sane_voter says:

    For the eight years in office Obama showed himself to be

    –narcissistic
    –detached from reality
    –egotistical
    -being mean spirited in dressing down Republicans and Tea Partiers in particular

  18. wvally says:

    I thought Trump did pretty well. Probably his best interview ever (a low bar). He’s standing his ground and why the hell not.

    Muir: Aren’t you worried that banning people from countries with terrorists will make people in the Middke East more angry?

    Trump: No, they’re already angry.

    That’s sort of his approach to everything.

  19. wvally says:

    I didn’t know about Mary Tyler Moore’s family in Shepherdstown Walt. Nice that she preserved their legacy in the town they helped build.

  20. Cash Cow TM says:

    wvally,

    You assignment is to dress up in all black like a ninja and sneak over to the Bavarian Inn, elude the many well armed security guards there, get inside and find out what Manchin, Bernie Sanders and the other D senators are up to.

    Text me if you need me, the Cow, to come down there and create a diversion to ensure the success of your operation.

  21. Walt says:

    wvally,

    You newcomers to our state need someone to catch you up on our long ago and recent past. 🙂

  22. Walt says:

    Speaking of the past….

    During the Civil War, Stonewall Jackson devised a plan to corral and then steal a bunch of B&O locomotives in Martinsburg. Then haul them by horse drawn teams over the turnpike to Winchester, VA about 20 miles south and put them in service for the Confederates to haul troops and supplies.

    Yesterday a relative sent me some newspaper clippings from a Jefferson County newspaper in 1948 telling about that event.

    The Great Train Robbery…they carted off about 18 or so iron beasts.

    The newspaper tells about how one of the key guys who helped accomplish this was a relative with same last name as mine. He enlisted to fight for the South and two of his brothers enlisted to fight for the North.

    I never knew this before. This guy who helped steal the trains was not in my direct line of ancestors, but was apparently related to me.

  23. wvally says:

    They’re at the Bavarian Inn? I’m on it.

  24. Big Joe says:

    Knicks lose again.

    Big Joe

  25. wvally says:

    We live a few miles from the Duffield’s train station, where Mosby carried out the Greenback Raid, stealing the Union payroll. Hubby’s shown me Jim Surkamp’s video on it several times.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lxg1y4TpxXI

    I’ll have to bring him when we come for the rocks. He’ll want to hear all the old stories.

  26. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Faulconer is a Republican Jerry Brown. He has his own Climate Change Plan, and is leftist-lite. Sadly, the Republican Party in city of San Diego is a sterling example of crony capitalism. Faulconer did not vote for trump, he says he voted for Paul Ryan.

  27. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    In short, I live in San Diego, and ain’t voting for him.

  28. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Like Ashley Swearengin is mayor of Fresno, and I would vote for her.

  29. NYCmike says:

    SanDiegoCitizen to be labeled a “deadender” in 3…2….1…

  30. JC says:

    @30 NYC

    I would like to see Cruz on the SC just to ‘trigger’ liberals.

    As for the CA Gov race, I’m surprised Theil wasn’t in the poll.

  31. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    31. “As for the CA Gov race, I’m surprised Theil wasn’t in the poll.”

    Agree. Thiel is a candidate that has a chance of winning. By the way, I voted twice for Faulconer and have donated to his campaign. But we need someone who is dynamic and better adheres to free market ideas as governor.

  32. Wes says:

    I’m pretty sure SDC can bring himself to criticize his homestate Dem Senators and doesn’t reflexively back the worst available political candidate for any given office, unlike you, Mike.

  33. Barrett says:

    Happy about the wall. I think Donald’s approval will hold steady. He’s delivering on his promises and the media is finally admitting it.

  34. jason says:

    Muir: Aren’t you worried that banning people from countries with terrorists will make people in the Middke East more angry?

    Trump: No, they’re already angry.”

    Exactly.

    But you can bet your bottom dollar that the first terrorist attack that happens will be blamed on Trump for inciting terrorism, creating new terrorists, etc.

  35. jason says:

    If I lived in CA I would vote for whatever Republican could come in second against Newsome or Becerra.

    NYC to label me a RINO traitor in 3, 2, 1…..

  36. NYC ex-Moron says:

    ‘By the way, I voted twice for Faulconer and have donated to his campaign.”

    RINO traitor.

  37. jason says:

    and doesn’t reflexively back the worst available political candidate for any given office, unlike you, Mike.”

    LOL

  38. Bitterlaw says:

    My office is about 10 blocks from the hotel where Trump and the GOP Congress members are meeting. I may go watch the protests at lunch. If I go, I will report on the fun.

  39. Wes says:

    Give Trump credit:

    Whether you like him or not, he’s made the Left come unhinged and has exposed them as the demagogic, mean-spirited fascists they’ve always been.

  40. jason says:

    Bitter, NYC wants you to carry a sign that says

    McConnell – NO

    Alison Grimes – YES

  41. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – Bunu asked me to carry a sign that said “I don’t believe in the Holocaust but I believe in global warming.”

  42. Mr.Vito says:

    Apparently the 11-year old fire starter at the protests that made us wonder whose parents leaves their kid there to say ‘screw our president’…

    is Drew Carey’s son.

  43. Phil says:

    Wes,

    Agreed. At a minimum Trump has exposed the left for what they are. The meltdown has been glorious entertainment.

  44. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw,

    In honor of jason and Wes, bring a sign that says:

    #ThankGodTheEx-MoronsVotedTrumpToSpareUsNon-CombatantsFromHillary

  45. NYCmike says:

    Drew Carey?

    I would have assumed him to be on board more with Trump than Hillary. Reason was not for Trump, but they have been more accepting, as far as I recall.

  46. janz says:

    I still kind of cringe at some of Trump’s comments. He doesn’t hold anything back, nor seem to care about putting a buffering agent in his statements. Nonetheless, when you distill his words down to actual content (excluding some of the contentiousness) he’s more on the market than off.

    I agree with Jason about voting for the R coming in second to the CA frontrunners. However, the Fresno candidate is more appealing to me, if only because she’s from the central valley – a place where more Normies reside.

  47. janz says:

    mark not market

  48. janz says:

    Mexican prez is bowing out of his meeting with Trump. IMO, that’s not a productive start.

  49. janz says:

    #43. You’re kidding! Drew Carey is a conservative, isn’t he?

  50. Mr.Vito says:

    Carey was emcee of the Veterans Inaugural Ball… I have no idea how his kid got out roaming the streets. I am sure he is very embarrassed.

  51. Barrett says:

    Janz, I may be mistaken, but I don’t think Mexico has a lot to bargain with. We can screw them over with NAFTA, we can screw them over with Tariffs (and they can’t afford a trade war).

    Feel free to disagree, but they may end up paying for this wall.

  52. janz says:

    Peso has dropped 1.2% since Nieto’s cancellation.

  53. Mr.Vito says:

    Mexico doesn’t really have much leverage on this… they just saw Ford cancel a plant to invest almost a billion dollars in Michigan.

  54. janz says:

    I don’t disagree Barrett. I think Trump probably shouldn’t have egged Nieto on, by saying don’t come if you won’t pay for the wall. And, I think Nieto is doing more harm than good by at least not talking with Trump. Nieto, though, is trying to save face in lieu of his low approval numbers. The people simply don’t like him.

  55. Mr.Vito says:

    In one year, people send enough U.S. earned money back to Mexico to pay for the wall.

    Put a 10% tax on it and the wall is paid for in 10 years (in theory of course).

  56. janz says:

    Chiming in what posters are saying, I think something will be worked out where the wall money will be linked to Mexico’s pocketbook. What that looks like will be interesting to follow. Somehow, I think it will have to be subtle enough, though, to not be too overt of a capitulation, humiliating Mexico.

  57. Mr.Vito says:

    We had a deficit on trade of 60 billion with Mexico in 2016.

  58. Robbie says:

    Quinnipiac checks in with their first look at Trump’s approval rating. They have it just 36% while 44% disapprove.

    https://poll.qu.edu/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2420

    I doubt Trump’s approval rating is that low, but I also find Rasmussen’s approval rating of 59% to be laughable and it’s why I never bother with them.

    Regardless, this should be a shot across the bow to Trump that his carnival show antics (Twitter, rogue off the cuff remarks) can and will obscure the real and substantive legislative achievements he’ll will soon have.

  59. Robbie says:

    I watched Trump’s interview with ABC last night and I cam away with mixed reactions. On the one hand, Trump indicated he remains transfixed on crowd size, standing ovations, and other crowd reactions that stroke his ego. It was a bad look and reinforced the worst perceptions of him.

    On the other hand, usually when he and David Muir were talking about personal moments, Trump came across as a likeable person. It seemed to confirm the view there is a private version of Trump and a public version of Trump. He would well to make his private persona his public persona.

    All that said, I’d like to know which fool in Trump’s inner circle thought it was smart to put Trump on TV with a press corps that is out to get him right from the start The interview served little purpose other than to show Trump is light on facts. The less Trump speaks, the happier Republicans in Congress will be and the more will be accomplished.

    I also read in the WaPo Trump told those around him he expected his press coverage to improve once he became president. If he really believed that, then he has no idea how DC works. I think it might be fair to say has confused celebrity with popularity.

  60. Trump says:

    F off, Robbie.

    Nobody needs advice from losers like you.

    Go suck Jeb.

  61. Trump says:

    3 delegates for $150m.

    And this creep gives advice to Trimp.

  62. Robbie says:

    Before I get blowtorched by everyone, let me add a caveat to the numbers Quinnipiac released. While Rasmussen’s number is laughably high, Gallup shows a result that seems closer to reality, 46-45.

  63. Mr.Vito says:

    D+9 registered voters 20-25th

    Rasmussen was 55-44 in the middle of this sample.

    20% no answer in Q poll
    1% no answer in rasmussen

    Rasmussen uses likely voters…

    Sorry, but you do not have the information to say which of these is correct, because it could in fact be both.

  64. Robbie says:

    Trump says:
    January 26, 2017 at 1:11 pm
    F off, Robbie.
    Nobody needs advice from losers like you.
    Go suck Jeb.

    – Ma! The meatloaf!

  65. Trump says:

    First of all, trump doesn’t need DC approval to get his agenda.

    In case you missed the election.

    Anyone notice, as trump is on a flurry of work, republicans are hiding under their chairs?

  66. Trump says:

    Robbie does not need information to mouth off. Stupid is as stupid does.

  67. Robbie says:

    Mr. Vito

    I have written repeatedly I think robo polling, generally, and Rasmussen specifically is a joke. I find Quinnipiac’s number unlikely, but I simply put no faith in cheap robo-polling and it’s why Rasmussen’s results are never mentioned anywhere other than FoxNews and Drudgereport.

  68. Trump says:

    One fu$&ed up Jeb co$&-sucker.

  69. Mr.Vito says:

    Yes, you keep saying that… the ultra-expensive infallible campaign polling had Hillary winning big… it’s so awesome.

  70. Trump says:

    Fried brain due to incessant Jeb sucking.

    Can’t fix that.

  71. Mr.Vito says:

    Hillary was gonna win Florida by 5 and North Carolina by 2… they didn’t even go to Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Maine. Great work.

  72. Mr.Vito says:

    Pennsylvania was in the bag… they exceeded their margins in Philly.

  73. Trump says:

    Quinnipiac:

    Colorado Hillary 45-37
    Florida Hillary 48-44
    Ohio tied at 45
    Pa Hillary 47-41

    No wonder the Jeb-sucker loves q.

  74. Midge says:

    President Trump is in the Apostolic Succession of Constitutional Conservatism and just might be an even greater President than President Reagan who is also in the Apostolic Succession of Constitutional Conservatism.

  75. Trump says:

    Also,

    GA trump 44-43
    IA tied at 44
    NC Hillary 47-43

  76. Mr.Vito says:

    Are those the final polls, though?

  77. Midge says:

    The polls did not factor in that God chose President Trump as President through the Apostolic Succession of Constitutional Conservatism.

  78. jason says:

    We have an interest in keeping Mexico stable beyond just the immediate trade issues.

    The last thing we need is a Venezuela/Cuba on the southern border.

  79. Mr.Vito says:

    Can I call you Mental Midge?

    It’s just too tempting.

  80. Mr.Vito says:

    From most republican websites, I assumed we were on the verge of having Venezuela/Cuba here.

  81. Midge says:

    Mexico already is a communist country and we need to keep the scourge of communism from entering These United States.

  82. Midge says:

    These United States is founded by God to oppose the satanic inspired marxism.

  83. patsfaninpittsburgh says:

    #68

    Yet somehow Ras got the 2016 election correct.

    Robbie is taking retard lessons from Wissing.

  84. Midge says:

    President Trump shall bring back the glory of Constitutional Conservatism as intended by God and it shall reign till the coming of Revelation!

  85. Midge says:

    The liberals are not able of debate because I am right and they are wrong and my arguments are incapable of being broken.

  86. Midge says:

    Have you asked yourself what have you done to promote Constitutional Conservatism?

  87. Phil says:

    President of Mexico refuses to meet with Trump.

    Like Trump gives a sh#t.

    LOL

  88. NYCmike says:

    “Regardless, this should be a shot across the bow to Trump”

    -Robbie,

    The term for President is 4 years, Senator is 6, and Representative is 2. Justices get lifetime appointments.

    Unless he does something illegal, I see him, at the least, ignoring your “shot across the bow” until 2020.

  89. NYCmike says:

    “Before I get blowtorched by everyone”

    -No need to waste any surplus gas, you are doing great all on your own!

  90. Trump says:

    Also,

    “Border Patrol chief out a day after Trump wall decree”

    Robbie hardest hit.

  91. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    36. If I lived in CA I would vote for whatever Republican could come in second . .”

    Gavin Newsom is an extreme leftist. I will actively campaign for Faulconer should he be the other candidate. In the primary would vote for Thiel or Swearengin. The Democrats have a majority in the City of San Diego, but Faulconer still was re-elected comfortably, so he may end up the better candidate. If a Republican was to win the governorship of California in 2018, it would devastate the Democrats — believe Thiel is likely the only Republican that even has a slight chance.

  92. Frank says:

    Rasmussen Job Approval

    59% – 41% (Approve/Disapprove)

    44% – 31% (Strongly Approve/Strongly Disapprove … +13%)

    50% – 44% (Right/Wrong track)

  93. NYCmike says:

    Rasmussen had JEB! at like 1%, when he was really at 2%, a 50% error!

    They are terrible!

  94. Barrett says:

    #88 – The President of Mexico isn’t allowed in. He is illegal.

    #93 – The fact that 50% of the nation thinks we are on the right track is astonishing. That number has been dismally low for as long as I can remember, and now it hits the 50% mark.

  95. NYCmike says:

    “#88 – The President of Mexico isn’t allowed in. He is illegal.”

    -I’ll have to check with Author and/or Corey about the racism/bigotry inherent in this comment.

    (Barrett, I am joking.)

  96. NYCmike says:

    Every time I see another one of these stories about some liberal just losing all sense, I think of MD saying goodbye to HHR.

    Relentless.

  97. Conservative Populist says:

    MD is not missed. He was a horse’s patoot.
    CA GOP is moribund, incapable of being competitive statewide.

  98. Walt says:

    Honking Hundert

  99. Cash Cow TM says:

    “sane_voter says:
    January 25, 2017 at 11:22 pm
    For the eight years in office Obama showed himself to be

    –narcissistic
    –detached from reality
    –egotistical
    -being mean spirited in dressing down Republicans and Tea Partiers in particular”
    _______________________________________
    My point zackly.

    We just had 8 years of narcissistic presidential behavior, and it looks like we will get 4 more.

  100. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    99. “CA GOP is moribund, incapable of being competitive statewide.”

    Agree, it would have to be an independent, such as Thiel, who would run his own campaign. California does not have a party primary system anymore, the two candidates with most votes in California go into the run-off.

    Both Massachusetts and Vermont have GOP governors, and are heavily Democratic states.

  101. ssq says:

    These United States is founded by God to oppose the satanic inspired marxism.”

    Was I cloned?

  102. lisab says:

    it seems like the dems will be angry every day for four years

  103. Cash Cow TM says:

    Midge?

    Conservative Populist?
    __________________

    HI, FRANK!

    Thanks for posting that!

  104. jason says:

    These United States is….

    Hello Betsy?

  105. Cash Cow TM says:

    The Democrat U.S. Senators that Manchin towed up to Shepherdstown, WV departed for D.C. this morning.

    I found this out by going down there and telling the guards with big guns I was there on business. I was beef sushi.

    They let me in & I got the scoop & left some poop.

  106. Walt says:

    Cash Cow, YOU LIE!

    You did not go to Shepherdstown to get the scoop that the Dems left WV this morning.

    You heard Mrs. Walt telling me that she called the Bavarian inquiring as to whether her lunch date reservations for tomorrow for a gaggle of gals were still good–or was the Bavarian going to be still shut down for the public on Friday noon.

  107. jason says:

    ’s why Rasmussen’s results are never mentioned anywhere other than FoxNews and Drudgereport.”

    So let me get this straight.

    The MSM was in the tank for Hillary and refused to divulge any polling that was not favorable to her.

    This polling was garbage and she lost even though according to you their methodology was stellar.

    You have a problem with polling that was not divulged by the MSM and was only shown at FoxNews and Drudge?

    Okayyyy…….

  108. Cash Cow TM says:

    OK, Walt, you caught me in a fib.

    But it is true that the Dems evacuated Shepherdstown by noon today.

    There were protesters there near the Bavarian.
    There are conflicting reports from my sources as to whether they protesters were protesting the Dems being there, or protesting Trump and supporting the Dems…

    Walt, do you know whether the Dem motorcade killed any more people on their drive back to D.C.?

  109. lisab says:

    i think ryan and mcconnell are stunned

  110. Robbie says:

    I missed this yesterday, but recently retired NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is mulling a run for the Senate against Claire McCaskill. Edwards did not mention a party affiliation, but his comments included a quote from General Douglas MacArthur. Given that he mentioned MacArthur, that suggests he would run as a Republican.

  111. Cash Cow TM says:

    Say,

    What year did “Mexican” sandwiches become “Sloppy Joes”?

    Seriously.

    Because I remember in the 1950s elementary schools around here served and kids ate “Mexicans” [sandwiches] for lunch.

    DJT should issue an EO saying it is OK to eat “Mexicans” again.

  112. Cash Cow TM says:

    stunned

    undents

  113. Robbie says:

    Mr.Vito says:
    January 26, 2017 at 1:19 pm
    Yes, you keep saying that… the ultra-expensive infallible campaign polling had Hillary winning big… it’s so awesome.

    – Aren’t you making my case about being dubious of polling? I said I don’t buy what Quinnipiac is selling, but I also don’t buy what Rasmussen is selling. In other words, I’m dubious of the polling right now, but do think there is plenty that can be gleamed from it.

  114. Cash Cow TM says:

    Trump needs to do something about the people who do the screenings at airports.

    Make Airport Screening Great Again!

  115. Robbie says:

    patsfaninpittsburgh says:
    January 26, 2017 at 1:37 pm
    #68
    Yet somehow Ras got the 2016 election correct.
    Robbie is taking retard lessons from Wissing.

    – Even a blind squirrel can find a nut. What did Rasmussen have to say about 2012?

  116. Cash Cow TM says:

    Build some nuclear power plants!

    Make Atomic Energy Great Again!

  117. Robbie says:

    Jason

    I have a problem with Rasmussen. I think robo-polling is garbage, especially what they sell. I’ve held that view for years.

  118. jason says:

    Nah, the Deacon would have told me…Amos tellsm about shunnings as soon as they happen

    Oh wait, stunned…

  119. jason says:

    Wobbie

    The problem the MSM has with Rasmussen is not their methodology, its their results.

    But of course, you know that.

  120. Cash Cow TM says:

    The worst PPP could get DJT on approval/disapproval poll released today was:

    44A-44D

  121. Cash Cow TM says:

    Bring back iron fireplace grates made in the design of a grape vine.

    Make Grape Grates Great Again!

  122. jason says:

    If Rasmussen had a poll showing Trump’s disapproval at 60% the MSM would have it front and center in a nanosecond.

  123. lisab says:

    U.S.New York Post
    Mom tells cops she beat toddler son to death with broomstick
    A Brooklyn mom confessed to beating her 4-year-old son with a broomstick, and then leaving him to die in a makeshift bathtub, police sources said Thursday. Zarah Coombs was arrested and charged with murder

  124. jason says:

    Wobbie didn’t believe any of the polls that showed Jeb Bush was as popular with Republicans as a rattlesnake at a picnic either.

  125. Cash Cow TM says:

    I guess the polling companies are stuck on the horns of a dilema.

    Do they do their polling in such a way to show most of the nation hates DJT, thereby making it so up is the only way Trump can go?

    Or do they do their polling in such a way to show artificially pumped up Trump numbers so when his appr./disappr. numbers go down later they can say he dropped 20 points since Jan. 20?

  126. Cash Cow TM says:

    If anyone thinks that the press will gradually learn to love DJT and start treating him far more favorably–you are very foolish.

  127. lisab says:

    i think the press will all die from heart failure before the 4 years is up

  128. jason says:

    The MSM is in a war for its own relevance and survival.

    They cannot coexist with Trump.

  129. Walt says:

    Sad news.

    One of the good friends of my son in WI died. Jay Calbk.
    My son, Jay and one other young guy were in a profitable chicken raising/butchering/selling business together for 6 years or so.

    The fellow who died also operated a tree removal business. While he was on a job trimming limbs off one felled tree, some of his other crew were taking big limbs off another big cottonwood tree they were going to take down. Unknown to them, that big tree had a big rotten spot deep within the tree. That tree unexpectedly came down and killed my son’s friend instantly.

    He was married with one young son. And like my son up there, owned a small farm. My son has volunteered to help out by tending the flock of sheep Jay was raising on his farm and get them (as well as my son’s own flock) through lambing season.

    I had met Jay on several occasions and worked with these 3 young farmers sometimes when the 2 week rotation chicken processing rotation meant it was time for them to do that at our son’s farm. Jay was active in his community, a long time volunteer EMT on ambulance squad, loved life and the outdoors. Jay Cablk was a good guy. So sad.

  130. Robbie says:

    Jason is, as usual, overreacting to what I wrote. My view is I don’t believe the product Rasmussen produces. That’s it. End of story. To draw any other conclusions from that that statement is mistaken.

  131. jason says:

    That’s a real tragedy Walt, very sorry to hear that. I am glad your son can help out.

  132. jason says:

    My view is I don’t believe the product Rasmussen produces.”

    Translation: I prefer polls that get it wrong using methodology I think is right.

  133. Mr.Vito says:

    “Aren’t you making my case about being dubious of polling? I said I don’t buy what Quinnipiac is selling, but I also don’t buy what Rasmussen is selling.”

    Uhhh… no. You said you didn’t trust inexpensive robopolls. You clearly liked the Quin poll better and used it to justify the tirade that followed. The expensive campaign polls you take to the bank were horrible. As I said you have no idea which poll is correct but drew your conclusion anyway.

  134. patsfaninpittsburgh says:

    #132

    Robbie is a complete retard. That’s it. End of story.

  135. patsfaninpittsburgh says:

    #117

    robbie

    This is why you are a complete retard.

    Ras stated throughout 2012 he was uncomfortable with voter turnout and noted the mo toward Nobamma the last week.

    Nice try retard. Clueless on the present and retarded on the past.

  136. Mr.Vito says:

    Jenn@ Jameson slammed Bill Maher on Twitter for criticizing Trump, saying she’s seen his behavior at the Playboy Mansion.

  137. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    131. Sorry to hear the bad news about your friend; very sad when someone passes away so young and vigorous. Best wishes to the family; impressed with your son being willing to help.

  138. jason says:

    Wobbie is full of crap.

    The reason he doesn’t like Ras has nothing to do with the methodology and everything to do with the fact he didn’t like the result either during the campaign or now.

  139. Cash Cow TM says:

    retard

    tarred
    trader
    darter
    red rat

  140. Bitterlaw says:

    Very sad news, Walt. Stories like that remind us that politics just isn’t as important as real life.

    You raised good sons. Br proud.

  141. Walt says:

    Thanks for everyone’s good thoughts regarding the tragic death of my son’s friend out in WI.

  142. Mr.Vito says:

    Senate has passed selective service draft registration for women.

  143. Mr.Vito says:

    I’m sorry … I guess that was old news. I thought it had gone through this session.

  144. Walt says:

    Wes,

    If you are lurking someone else is thinking along the same lines as you about who might be the best to go up against Manchin.

    See #140 above.

  145. Mr.Vito says:

    New thread.