Hawley Leads McCaskill in MO

It is conventional wisdom that supposedly Republicans will be on the defensive next year, but if a new poll from Remington Research Group claims Republican Josh Hawley is ahead of incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in the state of Missouri.

Josh Hawley (R) 48%
Claire McCaskill (D-inc) 45%

This poll was done October 11-12 among likely voters.

Posted by Dave at 11:39 am
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199 Responses to “Hawley Leads McCaskill in MO”

  1. Phil says:

    This is one we can win.

  2. Phil says:

    Snoop Dog says regarding Trump’s Make America Great Again – “F that”. “Make America crip again” Calls for black NFL players to form their own league. Sounds like a winner to me!

    The left is determined to reelect Trump. Cannot help themselves. LOL

  3. mnw says:

    I think the poll is actually BETTER for McC than the actual state of the race is. It’s just my intuition, though.

    I tend to repeat myself, so apologies in advance: I can’t see how McC FIXED this, unless Hawley makes a major unforced error.

    I think that McC has been in the public eye way too many years for her to reinvent herself at this point.

    Also, there’s this: in no other state I can think of (except maybe TN) has the DEM party collapsed so completely. It’s easier to list what they still HAVE than to list all the offices they’ve lost. The DEMs have 2 AA congressmen & the appointed state auditor… plus Sky Queen. That’s it, & their auditor is more endangered than the Spotted Owl.

  4. mnw says:


    7% are either und. or other.

    Who has the best shot at the und? The veteran incumbent or the new kid on the block? Why would anybody be undecided about McCaskill… if they liked her?

  5. Phil says:

    It’s always about this time every six years that Sky Queen bloviates about “bipartisanship” and “working together to solve problems” Akin saved her last time. All Hawley has to do is remind everyone that old Claire votes in lock step with the lefties and has for twelve years. As I said, no Akin to save her this round. Hawley’s to lose.

  6. Phil says:

    Yep, the new Democratic slogan – Make America Crip Again.


  7. mnw says:

    She’s running ads emphasizing her anti-opioids abuse record, btw. Since Trump is about to address this, it’s an opportunity for her to claim, “I support Trump on a lot of things! Because… bipartisan!”

  8. Phil says:

    She’s full of it.

  9. Mr.Vito says:

    Her meddling in MO GOP primary and Kansas Senate was bipartisan too.

  10. Phil says:

    Vito, I’d forgotten that she was the chief pusher in getting the sure Democratic loser to drop out of the Kansas GE to clear the way for the fake independent to try and take out Roberts.

    She’s a piece of work.

  11. Bitterlaw says:

    Other than some offensive lineman, QBs, a few Samoans, and 1 running back, I think the NFL is almost entirely black.

  12. Bitterlaw says:

    Personally, I do not care if America eventually has more non-whites than whites. Color is irrelevant to me as long as there are a few basic rules:

    1. Support yourself and your family.

    2. Obey the law.

    3. Do not ask me to support your family or make excuses if you break the law.

    4. Leave me alone as much as possible.

    There is nothing race-based about those conditions.

  13. Mr.Vito says:

    The left says your rules are racist.

  14. lisab says:

    first grade story time in massachusetts

  15. Phil says:

    Unfortunately, Bitter your four pillars, while certainly and absolutely noble, aren’t currently embraced by the urban black culture. That’s an unfortunate fact and it’s a big problem. Now I realize stating this makes me a racist, but at this point I couldn’t care less. It is what it is.

  16. Tina says:

    Ok, phuq the dodgers, ues i go back that far.

  17. Phil says:

    Well, I’m hoping the Astros can win it all. Having said that I expect the Dodgers to win the series four games to one. Their pitching is just too much. Best in baseball.

  18. Wes says:

    I agree with Mnw. Lest we forget, McCaskill wrote a book bragging about fixing the 2012 MOGOP Senate pfimary while calling voters in her own state “dumb as a box of rocks.” That’s a direct quote by the way.

    Great way to position oneself for reelection: Call your own voters stupid.

    It’s right up there with Tom Foley’s brilliant 1994 reelection strategy of suing the voters. I’m sure it will have the same effect.

  19. Wes says:


    Lisa, is the teacher trying to simply jump scare ghe kids…or scar them emotionally for life?

  20. Wes says:


  21. Wes says:

    I was rather surprised Jerry Moran didn’t retake the reins at the NRSC this year. No one would have dared challenge him after 2014, and I figured he’d want revenge on McCaskill after she actively intervened in the 2014 KS-Sen race to try to preserve the Democrat Senate majority MD told us would survive because “the past is not prologue!.”

  22. Cash Cow TM says:

    I still got nothin’…

  23. Phil says:

    Wes, she really said that in public?

  24. Wes says:

    No, Phil. She wrote it in her book.

  25. Tina says:

    Jennifer Rubin
    Jennifer Rubin
    Congress should start by barring generals from acting in civilian capacities in the White House.

    From a real con…

  26. Bitterlaw says:

    Ever since Cam Newton backed away from trying to recover a fumble in the Super Bowl, he has Had some crappy games. Sorry, Michael. Panthers are a disaster right now.

  27. mnw says:

    Claire last ran in 2012, when Obama was on the ticket. Even though he lost MO, I’m sure his name helped bring out AA voters, although I haven’t researched that.

    Without Obama at the top of the ticket, Claire will likely have an AA turnout problem, I suspect (& hope).

    Hawley is in the nearly unique position, in this cycle, of being popular with both John Danforth & Kit Bond on the one hand, and Steve Bannon on the other. Can you think of any other GOP challenger who bridges the GOP’s divisions like that? I consider that to be “the sweet spot.”

    Finally, Hawley is a damn good lawyer. Even those who don’t like him will concede that. While anybody can lose control and say something bizarre, I suppose, Hawley is a pretty unlikely choice to make that kind of mistake. Before opportunity knocked (in the form of everybody begging him to run for Senate), most observers thought his ultimate goal was SCOTUS, & that may still be the case.

  28. Phil says:

    1st quarter
    Cowboys 14
    SF black lives matter 3

  29. Phil says:

    So Claire wrote that in her book.


    Brilliant woman.

  30. mnw says:

    Now if the tax cut fails & the economy tanks like 2008, then I suppose Claire wins. The big suck would sink everybody.

  31. Bitterlaw says:

    Is the NFL going to wait until Ezekiel Elliot retires before he serves his 6 game suspension? The courts have to end this bs.

  32. Bitterlaw says:

    Once again, those bastards at CBS stuck it to those on the East Coast expecting to see 60 Minutes at its regularly scheduled time. They have pulling this bs move during football season for more than 40 years.

  33. blobbie says:

    You Trump Chumps!

    The JFK files will prove your president moron was the man on the grassy knoll, paid to kill JFK by the Russians!

  34. Tina says:

    Wp claims that drats are nervous about thr va gov race.

  35. Tina says:

    Felon leagues head contract renewal has been delayed.

  36. Phil says:

    cowboys 40 SF kneelers 10

    Black lives matter franchise still winless.

  37. Phil says:

    …..but then they are in it for “social justice” not football……but, hey, if you can get payed multi millions for social activism it’s a hell of a gig.

  38. Bitterlaw says:

    Phil- I really wanted the 49ers to beat the hated Cowboys. Politics is irrelevant

  39. lisab says:

    patriots win!

    spectacular performance

  40. blobbie says:

    Man given $149 ticket for singing 90s dance song while driving

  41. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    25. “Congress should start by barring generals from acting in civilian capacities in the White House.”

    So Washington, Eisenhower, Jackson, Taylor should not have served as president? And why we are at it, why not ban anyone with a military service background. No Bush Sr, Kennedy or a long list of presidents. But Clinton and Obama would qualify. Trump would too, which effectively kills the idea for leftists.

  42. JC says:

    @42 SanDiegoCitizen

    Well said

  43. JC says:


    I predict that kneeling teams will generally lose to standing teams. Kneeling triggers submissive body chemistry

  44. Bitterlaw says:

    Lisab is more likely to have watched The Walking Dead than the Patriots-Falcons game last night and I am sure she did not watch TWD.

  45. Tina says:

    Sheple was about to post that. The worm has turned, and has done so.

    That is why you saw all those neg. reports in mueller. I a, doncerned that his conflicts, hiwever, will firce his resignation.

  46. Tina says:

    In late August, NBC News reported that Special Counsel Mueller’s team sent subpoenas to six firms who were involved in public relations lobbying for ECMU.

    The subpoenas sought testimony from public relations executives who worked on the campaign organized by Manafort, people directly familiar with the matter told NBC News.

    So, it was known that he was incestigation the podesta group, creepy posdesta, and slob brother for months.

  47. Tina says:

    Also, a sign thst the investigation is wrapping up.m

  48. Mr.Vito says:

    McCain seems determined to end his life in the pettiest way possible. It’s like a Greek tragedy or something…

  49. Tina says:

    I am not sure how mueller and rosenstein can continue the chrade.

  50. Phil says:

    McCain was a genuine war hero.

    McCain is also small and petty and a useful idiot for the left.

    Both are absolutely true.

  51. Tina says:

    The nfl commish is an idiot,

    This is the biggest marketing disaster since new coke of then1980s.

  52. Phil says:

    agree, Tina. Goodell am idiot.

  53. Tina says:

    Enough with the war hero and floriduh,

    The wife just indicated that president trump knew his name.

    Floriduh claimed that trump forgot his name

    The allegation by floriduh aka empty Barrel are unfounded.

  54. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Poll Quick-Hits(H/T: RRH):

    AL-Sen: Moore (R) 51 Jones (D) 40 (Strategy Research)
    UT-3: Curtis (R) 46 Allen (D) 19 Bennett (I) 9 (Dan Jones)( Election is 11/7/2017)
    UT-4: Love (R) 48 McAdams (D) 42 (Dan Jones)
    Boston-Mayor: Walsh (D) 58 Jackson (D) 19 (WGBH)

  55. NYCmike says:

    -Interesting to see this report….what exactly are these well-funded Democrats running on?

    Or, does it matter to any Democrat voter?

    Or, are they looking for all of the Robbie’s, MD’ and Author’s out there who want their “civil war”?

  56. NYCmike says:

    -And to Mr. (I hope that is the correct pronoun) Straw, please refer to me as “Center of the Universe!”.

  57. NYCmike says:

    I would also point out that my best feature is my very humble nature.

  58. Waingro says:

    Have there been any GOP primary polling for Missouri yet? Austin Petersen — a Paulbot, who has now gone full blown Trumpkin after portraying himself as a NeverTrumper/Conservatarian during the 2016 POTUS election — is also running.

    He is gone off the hypocritical deep end in many of his tweets lately in a desperate and pathetic attempt to try and paint himself as the “anti-establishment”/More Pro-Trump choice.

    I was a former fan but now hope Hawley destroys him in the primary.

  59. NYCmike says:

    -Better it is Peterson than Rooney!

  60. Jonesy says:

    54. Spot on Phil

  61. mnw says:


    The last poll I saw before this one– an older poll– had Hawley +3 on McC. That was before Hawley announced. As noted, UND & OTHER total 7% in this new poll, so that would include Peterson, presumably. I have never heard of Peterson, btw.

  62. Waingro says:

    ” I have never heard of Peterson, btw.”

    He ran for the Libertarian POTUS nomination, but lost on last ballot at convention against Gary Johnson. He gained sort of a conservative cult following in the rise of the NeverTrump movement.

    I actually thought he was more of a reasonable Libertarian in that he was more conservative than typical libertarians, including on abortion and national defense.

    But it turns out he is more of a Paulbot in sheep’s clothing and just another unprincipled opportunist.

    I tend to think he won’t gain much traction in the primary against the more well-known and financed Hawley, but he’s clearly trying to get on Bannon’s good side and get some “anti-Establishment” help and momentum to take out one of Mitchy’s hand-picked guys.

    But it looks like he is more of

  63. Waingro says:

    #67, sorry, just ignore that last phrase — was a typo.

  64. Bitterlaw says:

    Tonight, I will enthusiastically not be boycotting the NFL. EAGLES!

    I have to admit that I am officially old. I do not want to have to stay up until almost midnight to see the end of the game. I like my 1:00 p.m. Sunday games, damn it.

    Get off my lawn.

  65. NYCmike says:

    “I have to admit that I am officially old. I do not want to have to stay up until almost midnight to see the end of the game. I like my 1:00 p.m. Sunday games, damn it.”

    -In San Francisco, the games were at 10AM (breakfast/brunch), 1PM (brunch/lunch), and 5PM (dinner). (During halftime, maybe take a swim in the ocean if we were at my friends house in Pacifica.) Home, showered, and in bed by 10PM.

    West Coast was great for football!

  66. NYCmike says:

    -It will be interesting to see how Trump is blamed for this one.

    Or if Corker will become a “hero” for knowing that we had troops there.

  67. NYCmike says:

    -This punt is better than voting on a piece of Corker legislation!

  68. NYCmike says:

    -Imagine having to play for the Cleveland Browns all these years!

    Tough break for a good guy!

  69. NYCmike says:

    -I have to say, I am still surprised when there are so many women who don’t immediately take care of this type of situation by smacking or punching the antagonist. I can pretty much say, with a lot of certainty, that my wife and her friends, my sisters, and my sister-in-laws would all bring this situation to a quick resolution.

  70. NYCmike says:

    -Is it just me, or is it just very typical that a person who was just in position to make these moves, but is now retired, was a candidate for political office as a Democrat?

  71. Tina says:

    Whoops, actualky obama introduced 150in 2013 and he informed congress,

  72. Tina says:

    It is well documented feom the oj media that the losahs in congress were briefed by both admins.

  73. jason says:

    I did not pay to see the Broncos lose.

    Tonight should be a good game, for free. Well, not free but included in my cable bill.

  74. jason says:

    So, it was known that he was incestigation”

    Tina should be hired by Webster so they can incorporate all the new words she comes up with.

    Incestigation: the investigation of incest.

  75. Jonesy says:

    Is the Senate ever going to confirm more Judges?

    Are they too Conservative for the GOPe? Hope I am wrong

  76. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – The group really wasted a lot of ammo shooting out windows last night. Of course, nobody can hit Negan but I guess he will be around all season.

  77. Bitterlaw says:

    Not a good start. Ugh.

  78. Bitterlaw says:

    Don’t usually see a 1st and 33.

  79. BRENT says:

    claire is done in MO ive got her down double digits now and i dont see claire closing that gap either,the tea party screwed up the race last time by placing an idiot in todd akin as the gop candidate

  80. Trump says:

    The tea party endorsed Sarah steelman in the primaries, not Todd akin.

    Get your elections straight.

  81. Phil says:

    Yeah, Akin was from the social conservative wing – pretty much abortion all day every day is all they cared about.

  82. Wes says:

    Akin was a member of the Tea Party Caucus in the House and frequented Tea Party rallies seeking support. It’s more than a bit disingenuous to say Akin had no Tea Party connections.

  83. Wes says:

    I see Bitterlaw resumed his bandwagon jumping last night.

  84. Wes says:

    Of course I’m sure Tea Partiers will try to pretend Todd Akin, Jr.,–aka, Dick the Misogynist Bastard Mourdock–was never one of them either.

  85. Bitterlaw says:

    What bandwagon jumping, Wes?

  86. Wes says:

    Walking Dead, Bitter, obviously.

  87. Bitterlaw says:

    I watch every minute of every Eagles game no matter what kind of season they have.

  88. Bitterlaw says:

    I have watched every episode of The Walking Dead from the pilot. That is not band wagon jumping. I did not even know it was based on a comic book until after I started watching it.

  89. Bitterlaw says:

    Wes usually comes in looking to fight with me over something.

  90. Wes says:

    Bless your heart, Bitter. 😉

    That’s exactly why you’re a bandwagon jumper.

    You had no clue of the existence of the franchise till it went maainstream. Now you can’t get enough of it.

    That’s the definition of bandwagon jumping.

  91. Wes says:

    I’ve watched exactly three full episodes of Walking Dead. I don’t see the big deal honestly.

    Last night’s much-vaunted hundredth episode was only slightly less pretentious than a Hemingway novel.

  92. NYCmike says:

    “Wes usually comes in looking to fight with me over something.”

    -Sign of deeper issues….

  93. Wes says:

    Unless you have a psych degree and accompanying license, Mikey, I doubt you’re qualified to make a diagnosis.

  94. NYCmike says:

    “You had no clue of the existence of the franchise till it went maainstream.”

    -How far is this from Maain Street?

    And does Wall Street know it exists?

  95. NYCmike says:


    And nobody knew how to give a haircut until they started giving out licenses…..

  96. Wes says:

    Haircuts and psychoanalysis.

    Only on Bizarroworld are these two things equivalent.

  97. Bitterlaw says:

    Wes – That is absurd. If I did not know that something existed, how would I have been a fan?

    Actually, you are the true definition of a band wagon fan. You admitted that you became a 49ers fan because the team was successful (“They were winners like me.”). You had no geographic connection and simply chose a winning team (but they suck now and you never mention them).

  98. Wes says:

    Actually, Bitter, I haven’t watched football this season because of the SJW nonsense. I don’t mention any football teams because I’m boycotting the NFL right now.


    Your move.

  99. Wes says:

    I knew about Walking Dead when the comics premiered. I didn’t have to wait for some overhyped show full of Australians playing Americans to become immersed in the lore.

  100. lisab says:

    Lisab is more likely to have watched The Walking Dead than the Patriots-Falcons game last night and I am sure she did not watch TWD.

    nope … no walking dead for me

  101. NYCmike says:

    “Only on Bizarroworld are these two things equivalent.”

    -In the real world, I would trust the barber w/ a license more than the psychiatrist.

    On top of that, a bartender needs a license, and could probably do better than a shrink.

  102. Wes says:

    Any of the above professions in 109 can provide a better prognosis than Mikey.

  103. Bitterlaw says:

    Wes does not dispute why he became a Niners fan.

    Check mate.

    So, I am supposed to have known about every comic book series in the world before I knew about it?

    I have not tried about 99.9% of foods. If I ever like something I have not tried before, Wes will accuse me of being a band wagon food fan.

  104. Bitterlaw says:

    Many of TWD actors are British, not Australian. Fearhe Walking Dead has British and at least one Australian actors. Unless she is from New Zealand rather than Australia.

  105. BayernFan says:

    bitter did you see last night twd?

  106. lisab says:

    On Sunday, it was announced that Justin Timberlake will be the halftime show performer at next year’s Super Bowl. Many Janet Jackson fans were not happy to hear the news, citing Timberlake’s NFL comeback as a classic case of white male privilege, and they have taken to social media to demand #JusticeForJanet.

    Nothing changes. Justin Timberlake gropes Janet Jackson during Super Bowl halftime show. He’s booked to headline again, she isn’t.

  107. Bitterlaw says:

    BF – Yes. It was good. Obviously, in “real life” Negan would have not come out or he would have been shot immediately when he did. Of course, then they could have immediately gone to Season 9.

  108. lisab says:

    Megyn Kelly calls out Bill O’Reilly’s claim no one formally complained about him: “I complained”
    Kelly says she tried to do something about O’Reilly — but Fox News didn’t listen.

  109. BayernFan says:

    Did you notice who was missing from the apparent future home scenes?

    Enid, Carl’s gf

  110. lisab says:

    Firearms related deaths increased 70% in parts of California in the weeks following gun shows in Nevada

  111. Bitterlaw says:

    BF – I will have to check again. I thought the girl in the future had dark hair. Judith is blonde. Maybe Enid has a baby….

  112. jason says:

    Eagles look good after a slow start in this game.

  113. jason says:

    ’ve watched exactly three full episodes of Walking Dead. I don’t see the big deal honestly.”

    I guess that is like saying “I have read 3 pages of Shakespeare’s works, don’t see what the big deal is”.

  114. Wes says:

    Walking Dead and Shakespeare.

    One is an excessively bloody account of a zombie apocalypse.

    The other is the premiere author of the language–a man responsible for some of the greatest scenes written in the language.

    Walking Dead has a villain giving people the finger while escaping an ambush.

    Shakespeare has Hamlet reflect ironically on the nature of man.

    I can absolutely see the comparison. 🙄

  115. Wes says:

    Yes, Walking Dead’s right up there with Shakespeare or Christopher Marlowe or relatively modern Jacobean dramas such as E. R. Eddison’s Worm Ouroboros in terms of ambition and cultural impact.

  116. lisab says:

    Zombie Island (Shakespeare Undead Book 2)Dec 6, 2016
    by Lori Handeland

  117. janz says:

    #106 Bravo!

  118. lisab says:


    i haven’t watched the nfl regular season for years … decades even …

    but do i get any credit?

  119. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason was making a point that Wes did not understand. He knows that Jason was using an extreme example to make the point. However, Wes will ignore that it was a deliberate over the top statement and pretend that Jason compared TWD favorably to Shakeseare when he did not.

  120. Bitterlaw says:

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was superior to anything by Jane Austen.

  121. lisab says:

    in fairness to wes

    twd is not associated to gwyneth paltrow

  122. lisab says:

    jane austen was in many ways the greatest british author, many of those who came after her were writing in reaction to her works

    this takes nothing away from dickens, who was also great, but his novels were very much in a class by themselves

  123. lisab says:

    even dh lawrence’s lady chatterly’s lover is just pride and prejudice in reverse, a poor man and his rich lover

    with a lot of sex

  124. Bitterlaw says:

    I only read one sentence of a James Joyce novel but it was 73 pages long.

  125. lisab says:

    james joyce is unreadable

    i hear he could sing well though

    fortunate, since he could not write

  126. JC says:

    lisab says:
    October 23, 2017 at 10:43 pm
    On Sunday, it was announced that Justin Timberlake will be the halftime show performer at next year’s Super Bowl. Many Janet Jackson fans were not happy to hear the news, citing Timberlake’s NFL comeback as a classic case of white male privilege, and they have taken to social media to demand #JusticeForJanet
    It never ends with these people.

    It’s always the same with these socialist/marxist purges. Just one tirade of ‘offenses’ after another to justify silencing descent of the people they hate. And their list of grievances only gets longer and more demanding until eventually the ultimate offense is that the hated group is allowed to exist at all.

  127. Bitterlaw says:

    Timberlake is a good performer and will generate ratings with a younger audience. The rest is irrelevant.

    It is ironic how many of the posters at HHR are offended by celebrities who are offended by something.

  128. Bitterlaw says:

    The only thing better than seeing the seeing dead Confederate soldiers is seeing dead Confederate soldiers in color!

  129. mnw says:

    I’ve tried to read Ulysses twice so far– failed both times. Once when I was in college & once when I was 50. That is the only book I just couldn’t get through.

    You guys have interesting conversations late at night sometimes.

  130. Bitterlaw says:

    mnw – The HHR Literary Society convenes late at night. It is easier to reserve space.

  131. Bitterlaw says:

    I would like to read the complete Bible and Koran some day.

  132. NYCmike says:

    “I would like to read the complete Bible and Koran some day.”

    -Don’t be such a bandwagon jumper……Wes already read the comic books they are based on.

  133. NYCmike says:

    -I may buy some of these for my wife’s liberal friends…….I better purchase them before MD buys them all up for his daughters.

  134. Trump says:

    “Corker: Trump Should Leave Foreign Policy to the Professionals”

    Ha ha ha ha

    Professionals like Corker who fund terrorists. and give nukes to North Korea.

  135. mnw says:

    The new FL poll is RVs, not LVs. I read it as terrible news for Nelson. He’s been in office coming up on 18 yrs (I think), but half the RVs have “no opinion” about him!l. Bizarre. Plus, Nelson is in his mid-70s, I think.

    I couldn’t find HOW MANY RVs they polled, either, but… I didn’t look too hard because life is short. It’s a college poll by some outfit I never heard of, but for all I know it may be the best little pollster in Florida.

  136. MichiganGuy says:

    Kid Rock not running for Senate.

  137. Robbie says:

    I see President Moron woke up laser focused on tax reform this morning.

    By the way, has anyone checked on NYCMike? Bob Corker unloaded on President Moron today.

    He said President Moron has debased the presidency, has no desire to show an competency, and he regrets voting for him.

    Corker 2020!

  138. DW says:

    “MSNBC: Extreme weather, climate change costing taxpayers billions and it’s getting worse

    Climate change is costing taxpayers billions of dollars in disaster relief and the tab will only increase as extreme weather events become more common, according to a new government study on Tuesday.
    The report by the Government Accountability Office found the federal government has spent an estimated $350 billion over the past decade responding to extreme weather and fire events, which are exacerbated by climate change.”

    Garbage. Total Garbage. Climates have been ‘changing’ slightly over time for millennia. The way the article is written is to somehow guilt us for not stopping this. It is beyond the power of mankind to alter these forces of nature. Right now the super-volcano under Yellowstone has been giving off small earthquakes for some time. If it blows, it could wipe out several states. Who on the left is going to stop it and how would they go about it?

    Maybe have Rosie O’Donnell sit on top of it to smother it?

  139. Chicon says:

    Hi Robbie. Still in favor of tax cuts and conservatives judges?

  140. DW says:

    I was as never-Trump as anyone. I literally decided on the way to the polls to go ahead and vote for Trump. My decision was based on the fact that VA was swinging into play, so I had an opportunity to vote to stop the most unqualified person in history from taking the White House, Hillary Clinton.

    As I voted, I even took the pains to look only at Pence’s name on the ballot as I marked it.

    In the end, my vote didn’t matter as all 13 of Virginia’s electoral votes went to Clinton.

    But now that Trump is president, Republicans in congress would be stupid to fight him. The far better strategy would be to work with him and use the relationship to try and gently steer him.

    So far Trump has given us Gorsuch on the SCOTUS, which is huge. I loved how magnificently simple that process was. Trump just said, I made a promise, give me a list of the best candidates, and he locates Gorsuch and says here it is. Done. No hand-wringing or Harriet Meirs like GW Bush put us through.

    So Trump has already done better than Bush, and I am willing to overlook his manner as long as he gets things done.

  141. Phil says:

    OH no! Corker regrets voting for Trump! How will we ever go on?

    Marsha Blackburn can’t get there fast enough.

  142. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Here is a new LV Alabama Senate poll. It has Moore(R) +11–52/41– over Jones(D).

  143. Chicon says:

    150 – great post, DW. Especially the last line. I’d add that Trump would sign just about anything Congress sends him – all they need to do is agree among themselves.

  144. Phil says:

    Moore will win by a reduced margin eight or nine points. The fact that someone like Moore can win in Alabama is a testament to just how much the Democratic Party has imploded among whites in the South. Unfortunately for Democrats, instead of doing anything to recapture their party from the leftists and have shred of moderation, they prefer to demonize the white southern voter as racist.

  145. mnw says:

    I don’t think that’s a new AL poll. It says it was taken “last week.” I think that may be the same Moore +11 poll we saw several days ago.

    The WaPo ran an editorial today “Moore Unfit for Senate.” The timing is perfect, because it gives Moore enough time to copy and distribute it in AL. “Here folks, see how bigshot yankee liberals think we should vote.”

  146. Trump says:

    For that to happen, the lying corrupt cra%-weasels would have to stop being lying corrupt cra%-weasels.

    Did anyone catch Lindsey Graham saying yesterday that he was not aware of any US soldiers in Niger, when he was at the Senate hearings in 2014 when the US military briefed the Senate?

  147. Trump says:

    156 was for 153.

  148. Trump says:

    “Trump Admin Expected to Kill Landmark Boeing Plane Sales to Iran.”

    This is what has Corker triggered.

  149. Phil says:


    Good for Trump. Trump may have a big mouth and sometimes needlessly make waves, but his policies have been exactly right.

  150. Trump says:

    “Sen. Lindsey Graham: “I Had No Idea” The U.S. Has 1,000 Troops In Niger.”

    “According to Senate documents, Lindsey Graham was present at the March hearing where the head of AFRICOM said U.S. troops were in Niger.”

    Not even 2014.

  151. Trump says:

    The Trump Administration is the most competent ever.

    That’s what rubs salt into the NeverTrumper wounds.

  152. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    It appears to be a different poll. The one last week showed a 51/40 Moore advantage. This won shows an identical margin, but 52/41.
    Both involve pollster Strategy Research, but last week’s poll was funded by Rayburn Co and the new one by FOX10.
    Other than today’s FOX 10 poll, here is a link to all the polling in this contest:,_2017

  153. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    158 & 159
    I agree 100%.

  154. Trump says:

    As I constantly ask, what do these congress critters do all day?

  155. Trump says:

    Meanwhile, in the annals of Cruising to Re-election vol. MCLXXXIX:

    “Dow jumps 171 points, hits record high after Caterpillar and 3M beat the Street”

  156. Trump says:

    And the cretin Robbie and assorted NeverTrumpers:

    “Anguished Liberals Plan to ‘Scream Helplessly at the Sky’ on Anniversary of Trump Election.”

  157. Phil says:

    Liberal organizing “scream helplessly at the sky” rallies on November 8th in Boston and Philly to protest the one year anniversary of the election of President Trump. They are hoping to organize this into a nationwide protest involving cities across America.

    Excellent strategy. This will work out well for them.

  158. Trump says:

    Most competent administration ever:

    “EPA plans to repeal emission standards for truck components”

  159. Trump says:

    “Donald Trump: King of Deregulation?”

    Best admin ever.

  160. Phil says:

    Don Lemon on CNN cries on air after reading an emotional letter he wrote to President Trump.

    Boo hoo.

  161. Chicon says:

    169 – disagree. The waiter shouldn’t make such stands, unless he happens to own the joint. Just as I don’t want a Subway worker deciding to not serve a cop.

  162. Chicon says:

    171 – That guy ain’t right, Phil.

  163. Jonesy says:

    British Companies were in Teheran the day after the Iranian assets were unfrozen in Western Banks.

    Auto companies wanted to sell cars in Iran, Boeing planes.

    Corker was a frontman for Big Business, now is worried about his Finder’s Fee

  164. Jonesy says:

    McCain, Bush 2, Corker all wore Obama kneepads for 8 years.

    Now these spineless wimps typically get tough on their own CIC. Swamp Trash

  165. Jonesy says:

    Robbie Sober?

  166. Jonesy says:

    Finally. Two US District Judge nominees up for cloture votes on Senate Floor soon.

  167. Jonesy says:

    There is talk today, that Corker also agreed to the Salt II deal with Putin and Obama, to keep Tenn Nuke plants open

  168. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    I agree, in theory, and disagree, in spirit, with you. Actions have consequences. Payback is a bi*ch.

  169. Chicon says:

    174 – People sometimes forget that in addition to being elected in November as a change agent, Trump was also nominated by Republican voters as a change agent to the Republican establishment. I’m more of an establishment guy, but I respect and understand the message sent by the voters, including the Republican voters.

  170. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Faster, PLEASE!!!

  171. Chicon says:

    179 – I sympathize with the sentiment! I don’t feel bad for him.

  172. Phil says:


    44.6 of California families do not speak English at home.

    Please, California. Leave. I beg you. Just leave now. Secession would be a win for everyone.

  173. Jonesy says:

    Maybe I am too hard on corker. He has been a reliable vote for most things, but he is acting like McCain these days

  174. Jonesy says:

    Phil, California will never give them Gubmint checks and Cheese.

  175. Phil says:

    He and McCain need to get a room.

  176. Phil says:


    I know, but if I lived there I would do everything I could to get out of there.

  177. Jonesy says:

    Agree Sheeple. This 30 Hour window after a cloture vote, is pathetic.

    There are two great conservative women named Amy Barret and Jon Larsen waiting for floor votes to the 6th and 7th circuits of Appeals. Hope they are next

  178. Jonesy says:

    Wealthy in Orange County cannot give up those Ocean Views, I guess Phil

  179. Chicon says:

    From Corker’s comments, it appears he can’t get past Trump’s personality and style (I’m not a fan of these things, either). He’s not alone – even Robbie is unable to do so.

  180. NYCmike says:

    “He said President Moron has debased the presidency, has no desire to show an competency, and he regrets voting for him.”

    -I don’t think that post was by the real Robbie.

    Could he possibly think that President Trump being called some names by some Iranian-favoring-resigning-retiring United States Senator would be something that I would care about?

  181. Chicon says:

    I suspect the real Robbie hasn’t posted in quite awhile.

  182. Jonesy says:

    Sheeple, looks like Grassley and friends will forego Nap time on Thursday and give committee votes to several Judge nominees

  183. Bitterlaw says:

    Remember when we used to make fun of Democrats who pointed to a rising stock market as proof that Obama was doing a great job as President? Considering the praise for Trump for the rising stock market, I guess we need to reconsider the Dems’ argument. Whatever. You don’t have to be consistent at HHR. You just have to be angry at Dems.

    “But Bitter……” in 3…2…1…

  184. Bitterlaw says:

    I could not care less if people speak English at home. I just want them to speak English at school, in government offices, and in public interactions. At home, they can do what they want.

  185. NYCmike says:


  186. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Committee votes are great, but the nominees need to get floor confirmation votes to become a Judge. McConnell controls the floor agenda.

  187. Wes says:

    Flake is retiring.

    Brown is a wifebeater.

    Good news overall on the Senate front today.

  188. Phil says:

    Who do you like the best, Wes?

    Dewit or McSalley?