Kaine Dominates Fiorina and Graham in VA

Quinnipiac University released the second half of their poll in Virginia on Friday and it shows Tim kaine with a huge lead over mentioned-possible candidates Carly Fiorina and Laura Ingraham.

Tim Kaine (D-inc) 56%
Laura Ingraham (R) 36%

Tim Kaine (D-inc) 57%
Carly Fiorina (R) 36%

This poll was done February 10-15 among 989 registered voters.

Also out on Friday are some Favorable/Unfavorable numbers for the various potential candidates for Governor in Iowa from The Des Moines Register.

Posted by Dave at 12:25 pm
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182 Responses to “Kaine Dominates Fiorina and Graham in VA”

  1. Barrett says:

    Laura Ingraham and Carly Fiorina? Are Republicans even serious about who they run in VA anymore?

  2. Bitterlaw says:


  3. Wes says:

    Barbara Comstock needs to run. She would be the best positioned candidate to beat Kaine.

  4. Tina says:


    Please. We do not need part 2 of that show.

  5. Bitterlaw says:

    How did Fiorina fail in a California Senate race that any Republican was doomed to lose?

  6. Trump says:

    She didn’t win, ergo she failed.

    Just because other republicans are doomed losers doesn’t make Fiorina a winner.

    And he failure doesn’t even include an entirely forgettable run for presidency

    Not that a fake lawyer with comprehension problems would understand.

  7. Trump says:

    Tax and penalty.

    It confuses the best legal minds.

  8. Bitterlaw says:

    Trump still thinks that I agreed with Robert’s Decision.

    Fiorina was not a winner but Tina said she failed. Implicit in failure is the idea that success was at hand and then fumbled away.

  9. Trump says:

    Only in your mind.

    A failure implies not winning. Period.

    Anything beyond is unhinged mental exercise.

    Tax and penalty. Best legal mind of the era cannot comprehend.

  10. Trump says:

    And let’s not forget the deicision to hitch a ride with Cruz. Shortest VP candidacy ever.


  11. Trump says:

    And that Face.. FAILURE

  12. Trump says:

    Some of these posts are not mine.

    Though they generally reflect what I think, so it’s all right.

  13. Walt says:

    Dave needs to change headline to read INGRHAM instead of.Graham.

    People might think it is Billy Graham.

  14. Mr.Vito says:

    Obamacare is a failure.

    It was doomed from the beginning.

  15. Barrett says:

    “Fiorina was not a winner but Tina said she failed. Implicit in failure is the idea that success was at hand and then fumbled away.”

    I don’t agree with this. Throwing away a “guaranteed success” isn’t the only way to fail. To simply not win is also a measure of failure.

    Carly did not succeed because she is unlikable and she has a horrible track record in business.

  16. Barrett says:

    And here’s another way to measure failure. If Bilden turns down Navy Secretary, Trump will have lost his White House Communications Director, National Security Advisor, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of the Army, and Secretary of the Navy within the first 30 days of his presidency.

    I certainly wouldn’t call it a success.

  17. Bitterlaw says:

    Barrett – Do you believe that some other Republican could have won that election?

  18. Robbie says:

    I’m in the middle of four day trip, but I just saw the news Trump has hired LTG HR McMaster to be NSA. This is a fantastic choice and Trump deserves high praise for this decision.

    Everyone should read about HR McMaster’s background. In the first Gulf War, his tank troop took part in the largest tank battle since WWII at the battle of 73 Easting and absolutely smashed the Iraqi tanks and APC’s. He also played a key role in the surge out in western Iraq.

    If I can dish it when Trump, in my view makes a mistake, I can also give him well earned praise and this decision deserves well earned praise.

  19. Wes says:

    Fiorina made Dems spend money in California and had the best showing of any Republican in California since Clinton was President. She had no chance of winning in that far-left state.

    Can we stop bashing her for losing an unwinnable race in Moonbat Central?

    Postscript: I see no advantage to having Fiorina run in VA and in fact want Barbara Comstock to challenge and beat Tim Kaine. I just see no reason to attack her mercilessly for losing to Boxer in CA.

  20. Tina says:

    Biltterlaw, she tapped out with a min tomgo. Ran a crapoy campaign.

    She is a terrible candidate and will strike out again, shouls she be the nominee.

  21. Tina says:

    You either win or you fail. Faik means that you lost your election.

    Gee, and you are a lawyah.

    Ps, my favorite lawyah.

  22. messy says:

    When did Fiorina move to Virginia?

  23. Bitterlaw says:

    I agree with Wes in 19.

    Sorry, Wes. I know that hurts your credibility to me on board.

  24. Bitterlaw says:

    Damn. Tina is right. When I lost to Chaka Fattah in a district that was 90%+ Democrat, I failed. The shame. The shame.

  25. Wes says:

    If Gillespie beats Northam/Perriello and drags Republicans into at least one downballot race this year I imagine Comstock may eee an opening and pull the trigger on a run against Kaine. She’s a NoVA-based candidate who won big in ’14 and defeated a highly touted DCCC recruit last year when Hillary carried the district by double digits. If Comstock can win big outstate and hold her margins in NoVA–not an unrealistic prospect–then she can end Kaine’s time in the Senate. Trump can help here by shipping the government workers in NoVA to other states.

  26. Tina says:

    Damn Tina is right.

    Of course I am. Bl.

  27. lisab says:

    When I lost to Chaka Fattah in a district that was 90%+ Democrat

    what percent did you get in the election?

  28. Trump says:

    Yes, by definition, you failed. There is no participation trophy in real world.

    Not hard to understand. Expect for the legal eagles.

    Penalty and tax.

  29. Phil says:

    Whether you call it a fail or not it doesn’t matter. No Republican will ever win a statewide race in California again. Not ever. You would absolutely be wasting your time and money to even try. Move to Idaho and run.

  30. Tina says:

    Just named General H.R. McMaster National Security Advisor.


    Great pick. Glad that you did not chose petraeus whose time has xome and gone, He screwed up, great service record, however.

  31. Bitterlaw says:


  32. Bitterlaw says:

    Phil – You used to say Pennsylvania was fool’s gold for the GOP in Presidential elections.

    I know Trump is not really a Republican. I know California is a really difficult hurdle. Just don’t say “never.”

  33. Proud Obamacon says:

    I would love Fiorina to run in VA. Then she could be a two-time loser. Then maybe she can move to another state and lose there, and then to another.. I can live with that LOL!

  34. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    29. “No Republican will ever win a statewide race in California again.” Technically, no Democrat will either — the elections are now nonpartisan — the top two candidates have a final election.

    The Democratic Party in California is heading far left. It has the tech industry and other power democratic groups concerned; they may push for a moderate non-Democrat. Also, Brown is not looking good with the floods & dam mismanagement, and his crazy bullet train.

  35. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The Democrats were successful in attacking Fiorina’s record at Hewlett Packer, and the fact she was terminated as CEO. Plus a lot of people, hate HP and its products, including me.

  36. Tina says:

    Fiorina has not aged well either.

  37. MichiganGuy says:

    Gov. Kasich meets with Trump friday. This should be interesting.

  38. Proud Obamacon says:

    I’ve been away. So much sadness, first the Bowling Green vigil, then a prayer for Atlanta. And just today, a gathering to remember the victims in Sweden.

    So glad we have the Orange Pussy grabber to protect us from the eeeevil moooooslims! LOLLLLL

  39. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Meanwhile, the San Diego City Council voted 8-1 (including 3 Republicans) to support: “filing of a brief in support the state of Washington’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s so-called “travel ban.”

    An South Dakota got into the act n San Diego: “South Dakota’s Attorney General Marty Jackley and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin have added their names to an Amicus brief intent on reversing an infringement on the Second Amendment rights of California’s San Diegans.
    defending our law-abiding citizen’s right to keep and bear arms,” stated Jackley.
    The Amicus brief was filed in the case of Edward Peruta vs. State of California with the U.S. Supreme Court after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled there was no right to concealed carry of a firearm in that case.”

    In California the local sheriff controls the issuance of concealed weapon permit process. In counties like San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc. They do not give them out, except in exceptional circumstances. In rural counties they pass them out like popcorn.

  40. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    38. Regarding Sweden, believe Trump was referring to something he read regarding crime in Sweden. The debate is now heading to discuss the issue.

    It is appalling how bad crime has gotten in Malmo:

  41. Tina says:

    Hide the knives, if the meeting is true. They hate each other.

  42. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    38. Obamacon, you missed attending a gathering. That mean Angela Merkel is going to deport over 100,000 Muslims. That a massive amount, way more than Trump. Time for your trip to Dusseldorf to protest her attacks on the eeeevill moooooslims!!

  43. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Gov. Kasich meets with Trump friday.” If Trump is having any issues with insomnia, this should do the trick.

  44. Proud Obamacon says:

    ” Trump was referring to something he read ”

    LOL Trump only reads InfoWars and Brietbart.. God help us all.

    Any why do I care what’s going on with Merkel? The deportations are obviously a political move to boost her popularity. Don’t care honestly.

  45. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    44. “Any why do I care what’s going on with Merkel?”

    Obamacon, didn’t you just say you went today to “a gathering to remember the victims in Sweden.”

    Why do you care about Swedes and not Germans?

  46. Walt says:


    Another 5 hour drive and I am back home.
    Everyone said they sorely miss me at the Capitol.
    I say “pfft”.
    33 of the 100 in the House are newbys. Every election the average age seems to get younger and younger.
    Last week, our big 36 inch main TV went out.
    Just a black screen. Have audio, but black screen.

    I brought down the 19 inch from the guest bedroom (sorry Cash Cow) to use in the kitchen/family room. It worked fine.

    I get home tonight, and wife says the 19 inch went blank this evening–no picture, no sound. Says there are no channels.
    I do all sorts of channel resets, hook up alternative thingamajigs, etc.–no go.

    Bring the 24 inch TV down from bedroom and get it going.
    That was the bad news.
    Good news is that I do not have to work tomorrow. Do school testing on Wed and Th.

  47. Walt says:

    Punxsutawney Phil under investigation for his bad forecasting…

    PP must be part of faux, alterntive news…

  48. Proud Obamacon says:

    “Why do you care about Swedes and not Germans?”

    Because the Swedes were victims of a terrorist attack perpetrated by the eeeevil mooooslims. Thanks the the Pussy Grabber in Chief for enlightening all of us!

  49. Cash Cow TM says:

    “Eighteen-hundred-and-froze-to-death: 1816, The Year Without a Summer”
    “The year 1816 is known as the Year Without a Summer (also the Poverty Year, the Summer that Never Was, Year There Was No Summer, and Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death)[1] because of severe climate abnormalities that caused average global temperatures to decrease by 0.4–0.7 °C (0.7–1.3 °F).[2] This resulted in major food shortages across the Northern Hemisphere.[3]” [wikipedia]
    “Some important changes came about because of this year without a summer. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was written in the gloomy months of the frigid summer of 1816. Hardship in the Yunnan province of China caused family farms to seek more durable and profitable crops and opium was a prime choice that continued for decades and gave rise to the “Golden Triangle” of opium production. Farmers in New England drifted west, hoping that the summers would be warmer out there, and perhaps changing the direction of our nation. Unlike the rest of the world, the Arctic actually warmed up during this time, melting ice barriers and allowing for historic expeditions and the search for the Northwest Passage, the majority of which however, ended in tragedy.”

    A. the unusual amount of man made smoke from cannon fire and guns in the War of 1812 and the Napoleanic Wars

    B. settlers moving west in North America and burning huge amounts of trees as they cleared the land

    C. People in Europe, China and North America burning an unusual amount of wood and coal to heat their homes during a bitterly cold winter of 1815

    D. “the anomaly was predominantly a volcanic winter event caused by the massive 1815 eruption of Mount Tamboro in the Dutch East Indies (the largest eruption in at least 1,300 years after the extreme weather events of 535–536), perhaps plus the 1814 eruption of Mayon in the Philippines. The Earth had already been in a centuries-long period of global cooling that started in the 14th century. Known today as the Little Ice Age, it had already caused considerable agricultural distress in Europe. The Little Ice Age’s existing cooling was aggravated by the eruption of Tamboro, which occurred during its concluding decades.”


  50. Cash Cow TM says:

    Answer: D

    “The eruption had a ranking of VEI 7 (volcanic explosivity index), a colossal event that ejected at least 100 km3 (24 cu mi) of material. It was the world’s largest eruption since the Hatepe eruption in 180 AD.
    Other large volcanic eruptions (with VEIs at least 4) around this time were:
    1809, The 1808/1809 mystery eruption (VEI 6) in the southwestern Pacific Ocean
    1812, La Soufrière on Saint Vincent in the Caribbean
    1812, Awu in the Sangihe Islands, Dutch East Indies
    1813, Suwanosejima in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan
    1814, Mayon in the Philippines
    These eruptions had already built up a substantial amount of atmospheric dust. As is common after a massive volcanic eruption, temperatures fell worldwide because less sunlight passed through the stratosphere.[24]
    According to a 2012 analysis by Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature, the 1815 Tambora eruption caused a temporary drop in the Earth’s average land temperature of about 1 °C. Smaller temperature drops were recorded from the 1812–1814 eruptions.[25]
    This period also occurred during the Dalton Minimum (a period of relatively low solar activity), specifically Solar Cycle 6, which ran from December 1810 to May 1823. May 1816 in particular had the lowest sunspot number (0.1) to date since record keeping on solar activity began. The lack of solar irradiance during this period was exacerbated by atmospheric opacity from volcanic dust.”

  51. Cash Cow TM says:

    –24 cubic miles of ash, pumice and aerosols

    –60 megatons of sulfur

    –avg. worldwide temps reduced by 5.4 degrees F.

  52. Mr.Vito says:

    “Why do you care about Swedes and not Germans?”

    He’s being sarcastic… because liberals do not actually care about massive numbers of rape victims if it stalls the agenda.

  53. Mr.Vito says:

    Charles-ProudObamocon-Susyque is also a phony.

  54. Sheeple Jr says:

    38- “You’ve been away”. I guess you were visiting your Messiahs States 51-57. Can you inform us where they are? Thanks.

  55. Bitterlaw says:

    Glad to hear that the new NSA is from Philadelphia. Valley Forge Military Academy (and college) is in my town. Maybe we can get him to speak at the Philly A-hole Clubhouse on Maxwell Day.

  56. Tina says:

    Supply if day laborers at hd shrivels.

    I still see them breitbart.

  57. Bitterlaw says:

    I was reading comments on FB where a few people said that Milo was not defending pedophilia because he was talking about 13 year olds and they are not children. Hmmmmm. People using that defense should be watched very, very closely.

  58. Sheeple Jr says:

    Or maybe you were visiting Ft.Hood in TX to investigate the “work-related incident” in which a Muzzie physician murdered 17 unarmed US service members.

  59. NYCmike says:

    “Just don’t say “never.””

    -Obviously, Mr. Bitterlaw still has wishes about Miss Kate Upton-Verlander.

  60. NYCmike says:

    “Punxsutawney Phil under investigation for his bad forecasting…”

    -Staten Island Chuck is looking real good right now!

  61. Wes says:

    Obviously Mike still has visions of an American Middle Eastern empire based in Iraq.

  62. NYCmike says:

    Wes, once again, using fantasy to make statements about others – very “Author-esque”.

    Author went full-on liberal supporter for Hillary.

    Wes maintains a modicum of sanity in most areas where the word “bush” is not mentioned……but the evidence is mounting against him.

  63. Wes says:

    Did you not say the US needed to have a base of power in Iraq, Mike? How’d that work out?

  64. NYCmike says:

    “Did you not say the US needed to have a base of power in Iraq, Mike? How’d that work out?”


    That was an idea from a mix of diplomats/army personnel which I read. It made a lot of sense.

    Of course, that meant our military would not have its hands tied behind its back at the beginning, and that it would not be withdrawn after it fixed the initial mistakes.

    Unfortunately, many people voted for Obama (and some who did not vote at all) to allow that total withdrawal to take place, which created the power vacuum which ISIS/Iran were glad to fill.

  65. Tina says:

    I am concerned with the mcamnesty, goober wing of the r party and their rush to start wars in the middle east and russia.

    That is not Reagan conservatism.

  66. Wes says:

    Well, hey, Mike, maybe the next jingoistic presidential Administration will think things through a little better GWB did when contemplating invading another country. It’s called planning and preparation.

    I have no sympathy for the Bush-era jingoists who failed in Iraq and caused Americans to turn completely against Bush’s Folly.

  67. Wes says:

    Mike, I also note despite being a committed jingoist, you decided never to take the time to put your own ass on the line in a war zone.

    Coward much?

  68. wraith says:

    34 “Brown is not looking good with the floods & dam mismanagement, and his crazy bullet train.”

    His final nail in his coffin will be single payer soc med that he is now pushing.

  69. Bitterlaw says:

    Can I be jingoistic? I tried to get a waiver from the Army and also interviewed with the Army, Navy and Marines to try to work in the JAG Corps. The vicious discrimination against diabetics kept me out.

  70. NYCmike says:

    “Coward much?”

    -I would not call it cowardice, and not sure why you would look to go that route in your comments.

    I do wonder how I would have handled being in the military, being in a war zone, being in a situation where my life is in danger.

    Your “jingoism” comment is also quite weak, as I am not “committed” to what you claim I am.

  71. Wes says:

    i would call it cowardice if you want to put other people’s asses on the line for your beliefs but just can’t find the time to do the same for yourself.

    You advocate jingoism–the invasion of other countries for the benefit of one’s own country–in your posts; ergo, you are a jingoist.

  72. Mr.Vito says:

    The charge that homosexuals are pedophiles and prey on younger boys comes from the type of things Milo was openly explaining. The left, of course, has dismissed such things as homophobia. I think it would be very instructive to listen carefully to what Milo says, whether you agree or disagree, with an open mind, and also see whether any leftists or the gay community comes to his defense. A lot of Trump supporters, who are supposed homophobes, are coming to his defense.

    I would note that “boy” is a slang term for a young homosexual man… I have heard him talk that way before.

    When are schools are talking to our kids about sexuality at 13 and younger, saying they are going to have sex, I find it unfair for people who support this to take advantage of a gay man talking about coming of age experiences.

    This would be something it would be interesting to hear tgca either defend or disavow.

  73. Mr.Vito says:

    Remove “are” from “When are”

  74. Wes says:

    You know who else was a staunch jingoist, Mike?

    Josef Stalin.

    Essentially the Bush Administration advocated exactly the foreign policy Soviet Russia engaged in under Franklin Roosevelt’s “Uncle Joe.”

    Only Stalin knew what he was doing and created a stable empire that lasted–to the detriment of those under control of him or his puppets–for nearly four decades. Meanwhile, Bush bungled fatally the jingoists’ dream of an American empire in the Middle East and saw our wrongheaded efforts in Iraq ended within a decade.

  75. Mr.Vito says:

    If Bush wanted an American empire in the Middle East, we would have one, and it wouldn’t have taken long.

  76. NYCmike says:

    “You advocate jingoism–the invasion of other countries for the benefit of one’s own country–in your posts; ergo, you are a jingoist.”

    -I don’t agree with your use of the word “jingoism”, “jingoist”, or “cowardice”.

  77. NYCmike says:

    Yes, Stalin will now be put up there on my “Jingoists Wall of Force To Be Reckoned With!”.

  78. Mr.Vito says:

    78 you forgot ‘advocate’…

  79. NYCmike says:

    “Advocate” – for some reason, I got hungry while writing my response, and went and opened an “Avacado”.

    That may be why…….

  80. NYCmike says:

    That avacado was cowering like a jingoist sending off grapes to be made into raisins.

  81. Bitterlaw says:

    You know who else was a staunch jingoist, Mike?

    Josef Stalin.

    Essentially the Bush Administration advocated exactly the foreign policy Soviet Russia engaged in under Franklin Roosevelt’s “Uncle Joe.”

    Is this similar to when Wes declares that anybody who makes a Hitler reference lost the argument?

  82. NYCmike says:

    I watched some of that Milo interview, Mr. Vito. It is a very uncomfortable topic to confront, although the broaching of the subject is making for interesting reading. I did not realize “The Vagina Monologues” had a similar story behind it.

  83. NYCmike says:

    Did a comment by someone else make you mention it?

  84. NYCmike says:

    Oh, I see Bitterlaw commenting earlier….

  85. Bitterlaw says:

    Damn. Will Smith was delivered by Dr. Gosnell? Good thing the Fresh prince made it out alive.

  86. NYCmike says:

    I also watched a Milo clip with Bill Maher and Jack Kingston, Larry Wilmore, and Malcolm Nance.

    Not a conversation you hear every day……except for the several “GFY”‘s that were flying.

  87. NYCmike says:

    Milo mentions statistics about transgendered folks being in trouble disproportionately with children, but does not provide any links.

  88. Bitterlaw says:

    If only Maxwell had trademarked GFY. He would be very wealthy.

  89. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw killed the thread.

  90. Robbie says:

    I saw this video in my Twitter feed and thought I’d post it. It’s of a much younger HR McMaster recounting the battle of 73 Easting when his tank troop came across a brigade of Iraqi Republican Guard tanks, APC, and trucks and destroyed the formation in 23 minutes. His troop suffered no casualties, by the way.

  91. NYCmike says:


    When Robbie waits more than three days to post something, I agree with it.

  92. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    ConnedbyObama made a brief appearance on the board last night, realized he was over his head — and fled.

    It was a joke hearing the Swedish ambassador claim there was no rise in crime in Sweden.

    Leftist denial at its worse was the German refusal to admit there were muslim gangs surrounding and sexually assaulting women on New Years 2015-2016. Now Merkel is calling for deporting a mass amount of muslims — as will soon happen in Sweden. So why does the left only focus on Trump?

  93. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    February 21, 2017 at 2:50 pm
    When Robbie waits more than three days to post something, I agree with it.

    – I’m working. Sorry my schedule doesn’t fit yours. I also posted yesterday in comment #18 that I thought Trump had made a fantastic choice.

  94. Tina says:

    Who is mileo?

  95. NYCmike says:

    ” I also posted yesterday in comment #18 that I thought Trump had made a fantastic choice.”

    -I saw it. See what happens when you leave KT McFarland out of every comment. Trump ends up making a good decision, and you can compliment him.

    Stop expecting every move to work out and to be perfect. Every administration has its issues, especially Republican ones, due to the different standard we are expected to maintain.

  96. NYCmike says:

    Milo is the cat. Otis is the dog.

    Hilarity ensues!

    Wes to appear to tell us that it is based upon a japanese comic book in 3…2…1…

  97. NYCmike says:

    I did not see Ca$h Cow yet – word is that he made a guest appearance.

  98. Bitterlaw says:

    C ya!

  99. NYCmike says:

    “Brooklyn” should have been Manhattan.

  100. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Mother Nature is showing California who’s boss.”

    And making the current governor look like a fool.

  101. Tina says:

    $25 billion for illegals

    $700 million for infrastructure

    Governor Moonbeam.

  102. jason says:

    Hmmm… does Bunu hate the choice for NSA advisor?

    That will determine if I think it was a good choice.

  103. jason says:

    I can’t trust Wobbie’s judgment… he thought Jeb was a viable candidate.

    However, you can’t go wrong with Bunu.

  104. Walt says:

    Voter signatures needed to get a measure on the 2018 ballot that would seek California’s secession from the United States.

  105. Walt says:

    Portion of California that is in “moderate” or “extreme” drought, down from 95 percent a year ago.

  106. NYCmike says:

    -Wondering if this is true.

    While Milo made some, shall we say, “enlightening” comments in this recently unearthed video, how does that make him a “Nazi punk”, the name which Mr. Evan McMullin calls him?

    Until shown otherwise, that shows more about McMullins character, or lack thereof, than it does about Milo.

  107. Tina says:

    The Suoreme rubes will decide whether foreigners have comstituiomal rights.

  108. Tina says:

    Whoops, i insulted lawyahs.

  109. Cash Cow TM says:

    Found a video of ProudObamacon arguing with someone.

    PO is on the right.

  110. JC says:

    Not relevant to anything but that vid reminded me of this:

  111. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Is anyone surprised?

    “Bill Maher defends 35 year old teacher who had sex with her 14 year old student, talks about how society is sick for having age of consent”

  112. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “A Massachusetts police department said it ended a program that aimed to “positively engage” with elementary school students after residents raised concerns that it may scare children who’ve had negative experiences with police.

    The Northampton Police Department said it decided to scrap its High Five Friday program, which kicked off in December, after residents said that some children — particularly minorities and undocumented immigrants — may be uncomfortable with uniformed police officers greeting them at school in the morning.”

    Aren’t schools with police present more safe?

  113. jason says:

    Bill Maher is late to the party.

    Here at HHR we had NYC saying statutory rape was a matter of conscience years ago.

    When it comes to social change, HHR is at the vanguard.

  114. NYCmike says:

    jason continues his lie about what I said about statutory rape. At least he is consistent.

  115. NYCmike says:

    -Good idea.

    Many of my wife’s more liberal friends would be hard-pressed to pass this exam, especially the ones with masters degrees.

  116. Phil says:

    According to the Hill, Keith Ellison holds a substantial lead in the race for DNC chair.

    LOL. These moonbats are determined to commit political suicide. The Democratic Party is continues to push ever further to the left.

    I love it.

  117. Phil says:

    How much further to the left do they even have room to go?

  118. NYCmike says:

    Phil, maybe it’s like that joke when a person asks you to take their picture with the Grand Canyon behind them, and you keep telling them “Just one more step back…..”.

  119. janz says:

    I watched Tucker Carlson’s interview last night with a youngish “Resist Trump” protester. She was about as strident of an individual as I’ve ever watched/heard. Fascist, Hitler, and other hyperbolic language were her main rhetorical tools. Describing her as “unhinged” doesn’t even do her kind of lunacy justice!

    If she represents where the far left is taking their Trump push back, I see nothing but unrestrained turbulence in the near and far future. And, if Keith Ellison becomes the next head of the DNC, the Dem party can just be renamed the party of the “Coo Coo.”

  120. DW says:

    37 years ago today.

  121. Bitterlaw says:

    The Dems will be back. There were those at HHR who said that the Dems were finished as a national party on Election Night 2004. They weren’t.

    After their temper tantrum, they will go back to planning on deceiving voters in order to win.

  122. Phil says:

    Eventually they will be back, but that won’t begin to happen until they drop the insanity. The longer it takes for that to happen the longer they will be in the wilderness. In the meantime, grab the popcorn and enjoy the show. They aren’t getting anywhere near power until they at least appear to be half way to sound mind.

  123. DW says:

    Nobody remember what happened 37 years ago today?

    “…Morrow up to Silk…five second left…”

  124. NYCmike says:

    NICE memory, DW! Just got the chills!

  125. NYCmike says:

    Ken Morrow then went on to win 4 Stanley Cups in a row, the first one a defeat of the……

  126. DW says:

    Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale were right there attempting to use the Miracle on Ice and all of the good will that came from it to try and prop themselves up to win re-election.

    But in the end, even the Miracle on Ice couldn’t save Carter against Reagan. That’s how bad Carter was.

  127. DW says:

    “…Do you believe in miracles? YES!”

  128. Big Joe says:

    Dave, look a poll!

    WI Senate

    Baldwin 49%
    Clarke 35%

    Baldwin 49%
    Duffy 36% (Duffy announced he’s not running)

    This is going to be a tough one for Baldwin.

    Big Joe

  129. NYCmike says:

    -Wes will hope for this to be false. If he hopes for a success, maybe he will stop using terms like “jingoist”.

  130. DW says:

    Everytime I re-watch or reflect on the miracle on Ice I tear up. That was truly a once in a lifetime experience.

    I know some have downplayed it by pointing out that these college kids were good. True, they were good and a few of the players went on to successful NHL careers. But that fact doesn’t at all take away from the reality that the USSR team was without question the greatest team in the world at the time, and in fact just a couple of weeks earlier they played the USA in an exhibition at MSG in New York, and obliterated them. I think it was like 11-3 or something. The USA players were no match at all.

    So for the USA to come out and actually defeat them in Olympic competition 4-3 was unthinkable.

  131. CG says:

    Nowadays, Trump cultists would root for the Soviets.

  132. PresidentPaul! says:

    btw E-verify is one of the biggest scams the GOP has been pushing for years. If they “trade” that for DACA then conservatives lose twice.

  133. Robbie says:

    I don’t know whether the tracking polls will show it in a few days, but Trump has just had the best 5 days of his presidency. He’s stayed on message, he hired HR McMaster to be his National Security Advisor, and (most importantly) he hasn’t had any Twitter tirades. This could all change tomorrow, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that toning down his act has been beneficial to him.

  134. Tina says:

    Nowadays anti rs support her thghness.

  135. Tina says:

    Yes, let is be ellison all the way.

    Pass the popcorn.

    And then pocahantas or the mn loon.

  136. Tina says:

    Bill Maher is a sicko.

  137. Tina says:

    Ellison has reported that the germans bombed pearl harbor.

    I wonder if he believes guam will tip over?

  138. Tina says:

    According to wikileaks, mcamnesty has taken money from the russians

    This guy is a disgrace.

  139. Tina says:

    Chicken Noodle News aka fake news is set to have a bad day tomorrow. I womder if they will like whistleblowers.

  140. Wes says:

    Regarding the link Big Joe posted, Russ Feingold led most polling in 2010 and all but one poll last year. Wisconsin has been trending GOP, and she’s not a good fit for the nascently center right state. If Eric Hovde doesn’t nuke the primary again and Trump can maintain enthusiastic support among his base, then Republicans may beat her. Duffy would have been the strongest candidate, but Ribble may be a strong candidate should he run. Republicans need to extirpate Hovde this time before he can deliver the seat on a platter to Baldwin again.

  141. Wes says:

    All that said, Gardner needs to step up recruitment efforts going into next year. Efforts were similarly lackluster at this stage in 2002, thus meaning his actions may not yet be concerning, but he needs to get more Republicans to commit to races by next year.

    Thankfully Scott, Cramer, and Fox look like early likely commitments. Comstock would be the biggest coup if Garnder can get her.

  142. Wes says:

    I hope Ellison becomes DNC Chair. He would be a sign the Dems have gone full Corbyn and would be a worthwhile foil for the GOP to attack much as Terry McAuliffe was from 2002 to 2004.

  143. lisab says:

    “Ellison has reported that the germans bombed pearl harbor.”

    ummmmmmm … gemans?!!!!!

    i think you mean republicans

  144. Walt says:


    There is a bell on the grounds at the WV State Capitol. It is a replica of the Liberty Bell in Philly.

    A statue of Lincoln is on the south side between the capitol and the Kanawha River.

    The big bell is on the north side near the empty pool.
    I have warned the security guards to be leery of any vehicles prowling about with MA license plates.

  145. lisab says:

    “It is a replica of the Liberty Bell in Philly.”

    eh … we don’t want any of those crappy philadelphia bells … they crack apart

  146. Cash Cow TM says:

    U.S. SENATE 2016 POLLS
    Compare RCP avg to Final result

    Young +0.7 RCP avg
    Young +9.7 final
    R outperformed RCP avg by 9.0
    Feingold + 2.7 RCP avg
    Johnson +3.4 final
    R outperformed RCP avg by 6.1
    Rubio +3.7 RCP avg.
    Rubio +7.7 final
    R outperformed RCP avg by 4
    Burr +2.0 RCP avg
    Burr +5.7 final
    R outperformed RCP avg by 3.7
    McGinty +1.6 RCP avg
    Toomey +2.0 final
    R outperformed RCP avg by 3.6
    McCain +10.0 RCP avg
    McCain +12.9 final
    R outperformed RCP avg by 2.9
    Isakson +11.0 RCP avg
    Isakson 13.8 final
    R outperformed RCP avg by 2.8
    Portman +18.3 RCP avg
    Portman +20.8 final
    R outperformed RCP avg by 2.5
    Blount +1.3 RCP avg
    Blount +2.8 final
    R outperformed RCP avg by 1.5
    Ayotte +1.5 RCP
    Hassan +0.2 final
    D outperformed RCP avg by 1.7
    Cortes Mastro +1.8 RCP avg
    Cortes Mastro +2.4 final
    D outperformed RCP avg by 0.6
    Bennett +7.4 RCP avg
    Bennett +5.7 final

  147. NYCmike says:

    Was that “CG” showing up and making an attempt at humor?

    I thought it was funny, but I am not sure if he meant it to be.

  148. NYCmike says:

    McCain should leave. He is acting like a Democrat, staying in office until he is too old. I thought the same thing about Strom Thurmond.

  149. Cash Cow TM says:

    bombed pearl harbor

    hard pebble mob roar

  150. Cash Cow TM says:

    Strom Thurmond

    U Dr. Storm Month?

  151. Walt says:

    On Judge Judy today a foster mother was suing her former foster child for taking things the foster mother said was hers and not the foster child’s.

    It came out during the trial that the mother was a SEIU member. She was getting about $1000 a month for EACH of the 3 or 4 foster children she had living with her. The foster mother did not work, but did go do many apprentice intern trainings for the SEIU union, and said she was very busy.

    It also came out that the mother filled out the foster child’s mail-in ballot and mailed it in. The over 18 year old foster child went to vote in person and they told her she had already voted by mail.

    The foster child she was suing claimed the foster mother committed voter fraud.

  152. lisab says:

    Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms

    i am ok with trans people using the bathroom of their choice once they ACTUALLY make their choice

  153. lisab says:

    Laid off: Swedish workers could be given paid ‘sex breaks’ to improve well-being

    Workers in Sweden could soon be allowed to take paid “sex breaks” during the day – in a bid to improve low birth rates and promote healthy relationships.

    A councillor in the northern town of Overtornea presented a motion asking that the area’s workers be given an hour during the day to go home and be intimate with their partners.

    an hour? to drive home … have sex … and drive back?

    i am thinking the councillor is a man … actually … maybe a 14 year old teenage boy

  154. Bitterlaw says:

    lisab and Swedish sex. Wow. Sorry I missed that discussion.

  155. Bitterlaw says:

    Assassins are hotter now. She is superior in looks to John Wilkes Booth.

  156. Phil says:

    Alan Colmes RIP

    A liberal through and through but never exhibited the moonbat behavior that we see exhibited by the left today. The civil liberals are dying off replaced by the whacko, unhinged justice warriors we see today.

  157. Bitterlaw says:

    I don’t think I ever agreed with Colmes on any issue but he was a zealous advocate for his views without being a douche. He could make an argument without being crazed.

  158. Phil says:

    Yep, a lib I disagreed with but could respect because of the way he carried himself. Never got personal or mean regardless of the issue. His passion for his views never crossed over to getting mean.

  159. NYCmike says:

    Wow, did not realize Colmes was sick! He has been on The Don Imus Show for the past several years(?), and was always a good listen. Monica Crowley was his siter-in-law. Sad to see him pass.

  160. NYCmike says:

    -Republicans need to take a step back, organize a cohesive policy agenda, and go after California government power in a big way. Aid cuts to citizens cut, improper maintenance of dams resulting in flooding of towns, vastly more $$ spent on hi-speed rail than on aforementioned infrastructure maintenance, demise of free speech on college campuses, etc.

  161. NYCmike says:

    -I wonder what Author, “CG”, and MD think about this:

    Dems run against Trump in 2018?
    Repubs run against Warren in 2018?

    I am not placing any $$ yet on Republicans, simply because I am STILL WAITING for a cohesive legislative agenda to be shown by Congress and/or Trump, but I would tend to think that Trump would be the better bet in 2018. Warren will not fit in most of the states where Senators are up in 2018.

  162. Bitterlaw says:

    I watched the Fox News tribute to Colmes. They obviously keep footage around for when people die and they must have known Colmes was very ill. I wonder what is in the HHR vault for Dave to post if one of dies.

    “Bitterlaw was a small a and capital A “A-hole”…”

  163. Tina says:

    I promote ellison, piglosi, pocahantas, and the mn loon as the faces of the drat party.

  164. Tina says:

    Two months in and the ky blue rino and 2lb dumbell have done very little.

  165. NYCmike says:

    -Schumer on The View warns that Republicans will start abandoning Trump in 3-4 months, if he keeps up with his policies, aka “enforcing the law”.

    If any Republicans heed this “warning”, they should be called out as Schumer’s puppet.

  166. Wes says:

    Tina thinks Congress does everything overnight with a slender GOP Senate majority and a modest House majority. It’s not as if Dems are doing their best to obstruct everything while Republicans are confirming cabinet positions and drafting legislation.

  167. Tina says:

    Open borders and blow up the world policies are the past.

    THe mcamnesty goober wing of the party are back benchers. Policies have failed.

  168. Tina says:

    Wes, the establisment rs want to waste time investigating russia and the elections.

    It is russias fault that hillary ignored wi, mi, and pa.

  169. NYCmike says:


    Your opinion seems similar to how Wes and MD treated Ron Johnson’s last Senate campaign in Wisconsin – since there is no news, or only bad polling, that MUST MEAN they (the Johnson campaign) are (paraphrasing) “not really fighting or organized and will DEFINITELY LOSE!”.

    We all saw how WRONG both Wes and MD were. Hopefully, Mitchie and Paulie Ryan will prove you wrong as well.

  170. Tina says:

    I expected more, nycmike. I hope they turn this around fast.

  171. NYCmike says:

    -**Warning-about to be Schumered**

  172. NYCmike says:

    Schumer: “The Cabinet is the worst Cabinet in the history….”

  173. NYCmike says:

    Joy “Robbie” Behar: “He’s listening to Bannon, to Bannon!”.