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Contradictory Polls in US Senate Race in FL

Earlier this week, we received three different polls for the US Senate race in Florida, one came from the University of North Florida, one came from Florida Atlantic University, and one came from Mason-Dixon Polling.

US SENATE – FLORIDA (UNF)
Bill Nelson (D-inc) 48%
Rick Scott (R) 42%

US SENATE – FLORIDA (Mason-Dixon)
Bill Nelson (D-inc) 45%
Rick Scott (R) 44%

US SENATE – FLORIDA (FAU)
Rick Scott (R) 44%
Bill Nelson (D-inc) 34%

The UNF poll was done January 29th-February 4th; the Mason-Dixon poll was done January 30th-February 1st, and the FAU poll was done February 1st-4th. So we have three polls for the same race taken over roughly the same time period that range from a 6% lead for Bill Nelson to a 10% lead for Rick Scott. Clearly polling has not gotten much better….

Posted by Dave at 11:17 am
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591 Responses to “Contradictory Polls in US Senate Race in FL”

  1. Tina says:

    We can win this

  2. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Can someone deliver some Elavil to Robbie asap? His recent e-mail stream shows someone who is deeply agitated.

  3. mnw says:

    Drop out the 2 college polls, & M-D is probably about right.

  4. jason says:

    And in other news, Jeb Bush is still not President and Trump is President.

    It sucks to be Wobbie.

  5. mnw says:

    Contra Wobbles, the new IBD/TIPP poll says most Americans now believe there was an attempt by the FBI to prevent Trump’s election.

  6. Mr.Vito says:

    Most Americans can think for themselves.

  7. Tina says:

    The Grassley letter, which contains sime redwctions, and the nunes memo are the one, two punch.

    To date, no drat or troll has rebutted it.

  8. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:21 am
    And in other news, Jeb Bush is still not President and Trump is President.
    It sucks to be Wobbie.

    – In other news, Marco Rubio melted down on the NH debate stage, used his chance to take down Trump by talking about hand size and pant wetting, and didn’t become President.

    Sucks to be Jason.

  9. jason says:

    While hundreds of thousands are getting tax cut bonuses Wobbie is still talking about Roy Moore.

    While Gorsuch is making decisions on SCOTUS, Wobbie is talking about Mika’s face.

    While millions of small businesses enjoy less regulation and lower taxes and the opportunity to pass on their businesses to their heirs without a death tax Wobbie is talking about zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    The world moves on, Wobbie still stuck on Jeb Bush and the MSM talking points

    Pathetic.

  10. Mr.Vito says:

    Graham is a Trump Chump, too.

  11. Tina says:

    Comedys book is being pushed up for release.

    Growing worries that he will be charged soon for obstruction, leaking clasified information, and violating the federal records act.

  12. Robbie says:

    Sheeple, Jr. says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:21 am
    Can someone deliver some Elavil to Robbie asap? His recent e-mail stream shows someone who is deeply agitated.

    – You’re right, Trump shill. I am deeply agitated people like you support a man who defends a guy who fingered a 14 year old girl or supports a guy who beat the crap out of his two ex-wives.

  13. jason says:

    No, it doesn’t suck to be me.

    I got over the fact Rubio lost and moved on.

    And Rubio is still a Senator, is Jeb still selling guaca bowls?

  14. Tina says:

    If Sessions charges com dy, muleheads fake investigation ends.

  15. Tina says:

    So, trump at 50 approval in ras.

    Add ten, per larry sabato.

    Trump at 59

  16. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:22 am
    And in other news, Jeb Bush is still not President and Trump is President.
    It sucks to be Wobbie.

    – In other news, Jason, the biggest fraud at HHR, wanted Roy Moore, a man who molested a 14 year old girl, to win his Senate race.

    By the way, how much money have you donated to good ole Roy’s legal defense fun since you believe the story of Leigh Corfman was a politically motivated hit job?

  17. Tina says:

    Notice how nbc and cnn know something is up. Clapper, brennan, and comedys former press person have jobs there.

    Brennan has stated that they never soied on the senate.

    Whoops.

  18. Tina says:

    Muh Roy Moore.

    He lost.

    He sucked as a candidate.

    Get over his loss.

  19. Robbie says:

    mnw says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:24 am
    Contra Wobbles, the new IBD/TIPP poll says most Americans now believe there was an attempt by the FBI to prevent Trump’s election.

    – Just shows there are a lot of morons out there so you’re in good company.

  20. Robbie says:

    Mr.Vito says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:28 am
    Graham is a Trump Chump, too.

    – Graham was a goof long before Trump came along.

  21. Tina says:

    There is greater concern than muh moore.

    Start with the fbi and doj leadership under ibumbler.

    Then go to the department of leftist state,

    Then go to the leftisit cia aka

    Of great concern would be a federal agency (ies) weqponized against a presidential nominee, president elect, or president

  22. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:28 am
    While hundreds of thousands are getting tax cut bonuses Wobbie is still talking about Roy Moore.
    While Gorsuch is making decisions on SCOTUS, Wobbie is talking about Mika’s face.
    While millions of small businesses enjoy less regulation and lower taxes and the opportunity to pass on their businesses to their heirs without a death tax Wobbie is talking about zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
    The world moves on, Wobbie still stuck on Jeb Bush and the MSM talking points
    Pathetic.

    – Poor, Jason. Anytime I point out what a total fraud he is for his about face on Trump, he mentions Jeb Bush. Jeb Bush left the race for president 24 months ago. Update your pathetic talking points.

  23. jason says:

    In other news, Marco Rubio melted down on the NH debate stage”

    Yep, he got punked by Christie. He should have been prepared and wasn’t.

    But that was after he did the country a great service with the best put down in debate history, when he slammed dunked Jeb Bush.

  24. Tina says:

    Notice too in all of this.

    Goodlatte, nunes, and grassley taken lead roles.

    Notice burr not in any role since he let the virginia troll take over the committtee and both of them keak.

  25. jason says:

    Wobbie whining about me bringing up Jeb when he is still busy attacking Rubio.

    LOL

  26. Chicon says:

    Robbie, are you enjoying your tax cut pay bump? Or did you refuse it because Trump is a pig?

  27. jason says:

    While hundreds of thousands are getting tax cut bonuses Wobbie is still talking about Roy Moore.
    While Gorsuch is making decisions on SCOTUS, Wobbie is talking about Mika’s face.
    While millions of small businesses enjoy less regulation and lower taxes and the opportunity to pass on their businesses to their heirs without a death tax Wobbie is talking about zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.”

    My talking points are a lot more relevant than your talking points.

  28. mnw says:

    Tina

    Trump last reached 50% JA in RAS last June. He is at 49% now. I believe he will break 50% again soon, as people start to rxamine their paystubs— & begin to wonder, “Why the extra takehome pay?”

  29. mnw says:

    sb “examine their”

  30. Chicon says:

    23 – Robbie chastising others for using talking points. I love this place.

  31. Wobbles says:

    Trump last reached 50% JA in RAS last June. He is at 49% now. I believe he will break 50% again soon, as people start to rxamine their paystubs— & begin to wonder, “Why the extra takehome pay?”

    Buh, buh, buh…… Mika’s face!

  32. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:29 am
    No, it doesn’t suck to be me.
    I got over the fact Rubio lost and moved on.
    And Rubio is still a Senator, is Jeb still selling guaca bowls?

    – Have you suffered a brain injury and not told us about it because that’s the only thing that could explain your daily stupidity. I threw in the towel on Jeb Bush in October 2015. You know, but admitting than would ruin the only talking point you have to offer.

    I never bring Jeb up, but it’s your go-to retort to me. Why? I can only assume because it’s the only way you know how to deflect from the embarrassing fact that you hated Trump every day of the campaign and now defend him every day of his rancid presidency simply because he has a R next to his name.

  33. Chicon says:

    34 – yep, Robbie has no old go-to retorts. Priceless.

  34. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:36 am
    In other news, Marco Rubio melted down on the NH debate stage”
    Yep, he got punked by Christie. He should have been prepared and wasn’t.
    But that was after he did the country a great service with the best put down in debate history, when he slammed dunked Jeb Bush.

    – Wherein Jason is glad Rubio went on a murder/suicide mission and ended up taking out himself and candidates who could have stopped Trump.

    What a fraud.

  35. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:37 am
    Wobbie whining about me bringing up Jeb when he is still busy attacking Rubio.
    LOL

    – You didn’t used to be this stupid, but you have become a Trump supporter so I guess that explains it.

    I only bring up St. Marco Rubio after you bring up Jeb. Tit for tat, idiot.

  36. jason says:

    imply because he has a R next to his name.”

    LOL

    How are you doing in your assignment to find a single post where I said Trump is Republican.

    If its so important to me that he has an R after his name surely you can find one.

    How about Jeb’s real killer?

    Any progress?

  37. Tina says:

    It is not take home pay,

    It is crumbs,

    Crumbs per piglosi.

  38. mnw says:

    I don’t think the “Robbie” who claims to be an airline pilot & the “Robbie” posting here this morning are the same person.

    Tone & style are different. Two different trolls post here as “Robbie,” I believe.

  39. Tina says:

    Graham aka goober has turned against the coup plotters.

    He knows what is up.

  40. Robbie says:

    Chicon says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:37 am
    Robbie, are you enjoying your tax cut pay bump? Or did you refuse it because Trump is a pig?

    – Let me educate you on something that seems to be elusive to the cult of personality MAGA morons. I can separate policy from the man. I can support conservative judges and tax cuts without feeling as though I must bow before the altar of Trump.

    Maybe that’s a strange concept for someone who believes in conspiracies as you do, but that’s my view.

  41. Chicon says:

    If JEB! were President, the press would be asking him daily about his groping father. And Robbie would be here defending him, eh?

  42. jason says:

    herein Jason is glad Rubio went on a murder/suicide mission and ended up taking out himself and candidates who could have stopped Trump.”

    Is that why Jeb spent $40 million running attack ads against Rubio?

    Because he wanted to stop Trump?

    I guess you feel guilty Jeb used up 200 million dollars to get 4 delegates, money that could have been used to support a candidate that could actually win the nomination.

  43. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:38 am
    While hundreds of thousands are getting tax cut bonuses Wobbie is still talking about Roy Moore.
    While Gorsuch is making decisions on SCOTUS, Wobbie is talking about Mika’s face.
    While millions of small businesses enjoy less regulation and lower taxes and the opportunity to pass on their businesses to their heirs without a death tax Wobbie is talking about zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.”
    My talking points are a lot more relevant than your talking points.

    – You really are an idiot. I support each of those aspects, but I don’t slavishly support Trump as you do because I can separate policy from the man.

    Try it yourself. Maybe you won’t look like such a fraud all of the time then.

  44. Chicon says:

    42 – non-responsive.

  45. jason says:

    I don’t think the “Robbie” who claims to be an airline pilot & the “Robbie” posting here this morning are the same person.

    Tone & style are different. Two different trolls post here as “Robbie,” I believe.”

    Same MSM toadie who just comes here to regurgitate leftist talking points and who never had an original idea of his own,

    The “jason supports Trump because he has an R after his name” is vintage Wobbie moron.

  46. Robbie says:

    Chicon says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:39 am
    23 – Robbie chastising others for using talking points. I love this place.

    – I love this place. A conspiracy theorist like Chicon is taken seriously because he spends his time here lauding Trump.

    Cult of personality.

  47. Tina says:

    Muh face.

  48. Wobbles says:

    Trump is at 42% in the RCP average.

    DId I say the GOP would keep the House at 45%?

    I meant 50%.

  49. Chicon says:

    48 – another of those totally catchy go-to retorts.

  50. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:46 am
    imply because he has a R next to his name.”
    LOL
    How are you doing in your assignment to find a single post where I said Trump is Republican.
    If its so important to me that he has an R after his name surely you can find one.
    How about Jeb’s real killer?
    Any progress?

    – Jason, HHR biggest fraud, spent every day of the campaign attacking Trump. Then Trump won and now Jason spends every day supporting Trump. Why? He has a R next to his name.

    It would be one thing if Jason fraud acknowledged that Trump is a miserable human, but he never does. In fact, he spends his time defending the worst aspects of Trump like hoping child molesting Roy Moore won.

  51. Chicon says:

    Yes, Robbie, what is your current analysis of the odds of the Dems taking the House?

  52. MichiganGuy says:

    “We need a full-blown investigation of how the FISA court came to grant warrants to spy on Carter Page. In a word, the Grassley-Graham memo is shocking.

    What the Grassley-Graham memo tells us is that the Nunes memo, for all the hysteria about it, was tame. The Grassley-Graham memo tells us that we need not only a full-blown investigation of what possessed the Obama administration to submit such shoddy applications to the FISA court, but of how a judge — or perhaps as many as four judges — rationalized signing the warrants. We need full disclosure — the warrants, the applications, the court proceedings.”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/456287/grassley-graham-memo-affirms-nunes-memo-fisa-steele-dossier

  53. Chicon says:

    52 – another one! Rolling now!

  54. Robbie says:

    Chicon says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:43 am
    34 – yep, Robbie has no old go-to retorts. Priceless.

    – I would stop mocking you as a conspiracy theorist if you would finally acknowledge that Obama didn’t use the British to spy on Trump or that the DNC didn’t conspire to murder Seth Rich. Yet, you have chosen to ignore each of my requests so I can only assume you believe this nonsense. Thus, I will continue to mock you as a Trump loving conspiracy theorist.

  55. Tina says:

    Poll: Americans ‘Overwhelmingly’ Believe Obama ‘Improperly Surveilled’ Trump Campaign – Breitbart (link: http://bit.ly/2nReuVU) bit.ly/2nReuVU via @BreitbartNews

    Boom

  56. Robbie says:

    mnw says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:49 am
    I don’t think the “Robbie” who claims to be an airline pilot & the “Robbie” posting here this morning are the same person.
    Tone & style are different. Two different trolls post here as “Robbie,” I believe.

    – I am can assure you I am the same person.

  57. Tina says:

    mike
    ·
    3h
    Ex-Obama State Official Jonathan Winer admits passing dossier to Kerry & info from Sid Blumenthal to Steele.

    He “admits” it now because he knows the 2nd Nunes memo will soon be released. It will be devastating to Winer and Kerry, and to the entire Obama (Deep) State Department.

  58. jason says:

    don’t slavishly support Trump as you do because I can separate policy from the man.”

    LOL

    No, you can’t.

    You spend you whole time here talking about irrelevant MSM fed crap while the real world moves on.

    I can separate policy from the man, I didn’t even vote for “the man”.

    Where his policies are in the interest of the country, I support him. The fact I supported someone else and did what I could to keep him from being nominated is irrelevant now. He is President, the primaries are over.

    You should do the same, but you are still stuck on Jeb Bush.

    Sad and pathetic.

  59. jason says:

    – I am can assure you I am the same person.”

    I can vouch for that.

    Same moron still pining for Jeb Bush.

  60. Mr.Vito says:

    Inventing your own reality is dangerous. Hillary does it because she is a psychotic liar… that doesn’t strike me as you. Please seek help for adjusting to this new world; PM Corey.

  61. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:49 am
    herein Jason is glad Rubio went on a murder/suicide mission and ended up taking out himself and candidates who could have stopped Trump.”
    Is that why Jeb spent $40 million running attack ads against Rubio?
    Because he wanted to stop Trump?
    I guess you feel guilty Jeb used up 200 million dollars to get 4 delegates, money that could have been used to support a candidate that could actually win the nomination.

    – I guess you feel guilty Rubio used up to $150 million to talk about hand size and Trump wetting his pants, money that could have been spent in the Summer of 2015 setting up organization in Iowa and New Hampshire that could have led to him actually winning the nomination.

    Instead, Rubio and his team boasted that doing hits from the FoxNews greenroom was a better strategy.

  62. Mr.Vito says:

    No one is still pining for Rubio.

  63. Robbie says:

    Chicon says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:52 am
    42 – non-responsive.

    – It’s as responsive as the multiple times I have asked you to disavow the proven conspiracies about Obama spying on Trump through the British and the DNC murdering Seth Rich. On each occasion though, you have refused to acknowledge they were conspiracies.

  64. Tina says:

    Grassley, goodlatte, and nuns have them inna box.

    Either steele lied, or the fbi lied.

    302s were changed, or not.

  65. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:52 am
    I don’t think the “Robbie” who claims to be an airline pilot & the “Robbie” posting here this morning are the same person.
    Tone & style are different. Two different trolls post here as “Robbie,” I believe.”
    Same MSM toadie who just comes here to regurgitate leftist talking points and who never had an original idea of his own,
    The “jason supports Trump because he has an R after his name” is vintage Wobbie moron.

    – Just as you’re the same idiot who was still supporting Sarah Palin well into 2010.

  66. Robbie says:

    Wobbles says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:53 am
    Trump is at 42% in the RCP average.
    DId I say the GOP would keep the House at 45%?
    I meant 50%.

    – It’s always so sad when Jason, HHR’s biggest fraud, has to hide behind a fake screen name.

  67. Mr.Vito says:

    Everyone knows it is jason. Please see a psychiatrist.

  68. Robbie says:

    Chicon says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:54 am
    48 – another of those totally catchy go-to retorts.

    – A totally non-responsive answer to whether you still believe in the disproven conspiracies you fell for last year.

  69. Mr.Vito says:

    spoiler alert

    blobbie is lisab

  70. Tina says:

    Then, do not forget the MOAB.

    HOROWITZ OIG REPORT.

    It is not fully complete,but no doubt sessions, who is still doing nuffin, is leaking parts of it.

    No doubt that they got hillary mccabe to step down.

  71. Robbie says:

    Chicon says:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:56 am
    Yes, Robbie, what is your current analysis of the odds of the Dems taking the House?

    – I still believe they are the favorites to win the House. The generic ballot has narrowed, but Republicans still struggle to get above 40% in the RCP average. For the time being, I see what has happened with the polling to be some movement and some noise.

  72. Chicon says:

    Vito, I used to say I’d be happy to fly on Robbie’s plane. But now I might have to reassess, given the his psychological break.

  73. Tina says:

    I do not believe the claim sessions is doin nuffin btw.

    He is doing a lot, but he is not advertising it.

  74. Chicon says:

    73 – that’s a relief. Thanks.

  75. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    February 10, 2018 at 12:02 pm
    don’t slavishly support Trump as you do because I can separate policy from the man.”
    LOL
    No, you can’t.
    You spend you whole time here talking about irrelevant MSM fed crap while the real world moves on.
    I can separate policy from the man, I didn’t even vote for “the man”.
    Where his policies are in the interest of the country, I support him. The fact I supported someone else and did what I could to keep him from being nominated is irrelevant now. He is President, the primaries are over.
    You should do the same, but you are still stuck on Jeb Bush.
    Sad and pathetic.

    – Sad and pathetic is throwing away your integrity to defend Trump and that’s precisely what you do every day here. That’s why you’re a fraud.

    Stupidly, I expected better from you, but you only care about the R after Trump’s name. That’s why you wanted child molesting Roy Moore to win as well.

  76. Bitterlaw says:

    Breaking News – Walt found the hammer and lunch pail that he lost while building the Panama Canal.

  77. Robbie says:

    Mr.Vito says:
    February 10, 2018 at 12:07 pm
    No one is still pining for Rubio.

    – And no one is still pining for Jeb Bush either.

  78. Robbie says:

    Mr.Vito says:
    February 10, 2018 at 12:10 pm
    Everyone knows it is jason. Please see a psychiatrist.

    – The ones who need a psychiatrist are the young girls Roy Moore molested and the wives who were beaten by Trump’s aide. In both cases though, Trump supported the men and still hasn’t acknowledge the women who were traumatized.

  79. Mr.Vito says:

    You all need to see one.

  80. Robbie says:

    Chicon says:
    February 10, 2018 at 12:13 pm
    Vito, I used to say I’d be happy to fly on Robbie’s plane. But now I might have to reassess, given the his psychological break.

    – A psychological break is believing Obama used the British to spy on Trump or that the DNC murdered Seth Rich.

    You believed both and still refuse to acknowledge they were conspiracies so I can only assume you believe they are real.

  81. Robbie says:

    Mr.Vito says:
    February 10, 2018 at 12:20 pm
    You all need to see one.

    – No. I’m good. I would suggest those who fell for Trump’s conman routine do some self reflection though.

  82. Bitterlaw says:

    Doug Pederson can catch a beer one-handed on top of a bus.

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/02/08/eagles-parade-doug-pederson-fan-beer-catch-video

  83. Chicon says:

    Bitter, did the Eagles win the Super Bowl?

    Thought I heard something about that.

  84. Bitterlaw says:

    Stupidly, I expected better from you, but you only care about the R after Trump’s name.

    Most of us know that the “R” after Trump’s name because it is a lie. We just wanted to beat Hillary and the “D” after her name.

  85. Robbie says:

    Mighty fine crowd of people with whom Trump has chosen to surround himself.

    Kenneth P. Vogel?
    @kenvogel

    Trump WH speechwriter resigns after ex-wife accuses him of extinguishing a cigarette on her hand & other abuse. But he says SHE abused HIM, & calls on press “to highlight the grossly underreported & unacknowledged issue of female-on-male domestic violence”

  86. Mr.Vito says:

    “No. I’m good.”

    Act like it so I can breathe easier.

  87. Bitterlaw says:

    Chicon – Alshon played big when he needed to. Please thank the Bears for me for letting him walk.

  88. Robbie says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    February 10, 2018 at 12:24 pm
    Stupidly, I expected better from you, but you only care about the R after Trump’s name.
    Most of us know that the “R” after Trump’s name because it is a lie. We just wanted to beat Hillary and the “D” after her name.

    – Beating Hillary was one thing, but that election ended 15 months ago. Continuing to support the indefensible now based on that premise or similar ones is an entirely different thing (I know that’s not what you’re doing).

  89. lisab says:

    33 pounds of fentanyl – enough to wipe out massachusetts – seized in boston

    and then robbie snorted it all

  90. Tina says:

    Adam Schiff
    ?
    @RepAdamSchiff
    Mr. President, what you call “political” are actually called facts, and your concern for sources and methods would be more convincing if you hadn’t decided to release the GOP memo (“100%”) before reading it and over the objections of the FBI. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/962330457886076928
    9:19 AM – Feb 10, 2018

    Speaking of loon, was he seeking nude trump pics?

  91. Mr.Vito says:

    “…but that election ended 15 months ago.”

    Baby steps.

  92. Chicon says:

    87 – very true, but it’ll have no effect.

  93. Trump says:

    I’m glad Robbie is back. Makes HHR a bit more interesting.

  94. Tina says:

    Schiff for brains is mocking rosenstein and the fbi. They rejected shiftys memo.

  95. jason says:

    ason, HHR biggest fraud, spent every day of the campaign attacking Trump. Then Trump won and now Jason spends every day supporting Trump. Why? He has a R next to his name.”

    Wow, what an ignorant comment.

    But there is a kernel of truth… .”Then Trump won”.

    Yep, the primaries ended, so attacking Trump as a candidate was over. Now he is President and attacking him “every day” makes no sense, what is that going to accomplish?

    I NEVER ever said Trump is a Republican, and I am no longer a registered R. So why would I base anything on whether Trump has an R next to his name.

    And I don’t support Trump on everything.

    – I don’t support him on trade, I am a big NAFTA supporter and I think tariffs are a big mistake
    – I don’t support his physical wall.
    – I don’t support his attacks on McCain, Flake, and Corker.
    – I don’t support any of his foreign policy isolationist rhetoric which seems to have subsided

    What I do support however, is his war on the MSM, even if he is the underdog. It’s about time someone challenged their power to inundate us with fake news without any response.

  96. Chicon says:

    Bitter, Alshon played really well. The only knock on him in Chicago was a series of injuries that he was slow to recover from. I’m glad he stayed healthy and got the ring; seems like a good guy.

  97. jason says:

    Mighty fine crowd of people with whom Trump has chosen to surround himself.”

    Zzzzzzzz.. every administration deals with this kind of thing.

    Did you ever complain about all the scumbags surrounding Hillary?

  98. Chicon says:

    Where’s Diamond Jim?

  99. Mr.Vito says:

    I am close to someone who has been abused and endured it; if they said anything the wife would have taken the children and claimed the opposite.

    So, I guess I can’t judge that kind of situation without more facts.

  100. jason says:

    I would suggest those who fell for Trump’s conman routine”

    This from someone who thought Jeb Bush was a viable Presidential candidate.

  101. Mr.Vito says:

    I am for all the scumbags on all sides resigning.

    Nice to see it finally happening in an administration.

  102. Mr.Vito says:

    I am fine with Trump resigning, too.

    Since that isn’t happening, I’ll forge on somehow, like every other presidency, ever.

  103. Tina says:

    Trumps former speech writer indicates his ex wife is a loon and a liar.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/371215532/David-Sorensen-Statement

  104. Tina says:

    Wow, he has a text message from her acknowledging that she struck him,

  105. Mr.Vito says:

    He is lucky… the guy I know has been stabbed, burned, clawed, gouged, falsely arrested and had his favorite things destroyed.

  106. lisab says:

    the guy I know has been stabbed, burned, clawed, gouged, falsely arrested and had his favorite things destroyed.
    ——————

    and he had no idea in advance?

  107. Mr.Vito says:

    “and he had no idea in advance?”

    no idea of what?

  108. lisab says:

    Wow, he has a text message from her acknowledging that she struck him,
    ——————————

    if any of that is true, he should have dumped her after the first incident

    she must be really good in bed!

  109. Mr.Vito says:

    Sounds like victim shaming…

  110. lisab says:

    no idea of what?
    ——————-

    that she was crazy

  111. Mr.Vito says:

    Certainly wouldn’t be the first instance…

  112. lisab says:

    Sounds like victim shaming…
    ————————

    no, not shaming.

    however, if one of my friends or even acquaintences told me of even one such incident i would tell them their love interest has serious problems … and would tell them that it almost certainly won’t get better.

  113. Mr.Vito says:

    he has certainly been told…

  114. lisab says:

    let’s put it this way,

    if a woman went to the police and said that her husband had punched her in the face repeatedly, as is alleged,

    no one would bat an eye if the police arrested him and she divorced him …

    it should be no different if a woman hits a man

  115. Mr.Vito says:

    It should.

    But it ain’t.

  116. Redmen4ever says:

    St. John’s is no longer the nation’s best sub-.500 team.

  117. Wes says:

    Will Robbie ever forgive Trump for keeping JEB! from becoming President?

  118. jason says:

    Of course not. Not when you are that petty and small minded.

  119. Wes says:

    MD has been predicting Rick Scott’s political demise ever since 2010.

    I wonder if he’s frothing at thd mouth to see Scott is competitive with Nelson.

  120. Wes says:

    Liberals are trying to use finances to get Scott to forego a Senate run:

    http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/02/09/another-factor-for-rick-scott-to-consider-for-senate-bid-disclosing-managing-his-money/

    “Shameless” is too weak a word.

  121. jason says:

    “Will Robbie ever forgive Trump for keeping JEB! from becoming President?”

    What makes it even more stupid is that Jeb never had a chance at the nomination and in the unlikely event he had been nominated he would have been decimated by Hillary.

  122. jason says:

    So she is worse than Flake?

    Ask the deadender if she is worse than the moonbat that would destroy AZ’s version of COD.

  123. Wes says:

    We need to get Mikey to weigh in on the situation regarding the AZ Senate primary. He has his finger squarely on the pulse of all things Deadender.

  124. Wes says:

    A quote from an idiot in the Arizona article:

    rosi30666 James Smith
    5 days ago
    Ward should definitely point out that it was McConnell who screwed up the Alabama race
    3
    Reply
    ?
    Avatar

    Incorrect.

    These are the guys who screwed up Alabama:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Steve_Bannon_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Moore#/media/File%3AJudge_Roy_Moore.jpg

  125. jason says:

    Lay off Mikey… we would never have been nominated without people like him.

    Senators Buck, Angle, Miller, COD, Akin, Mourdock, McDaniels and Moor.

  126. JC says:

    Jason,

    I can derive a list of all the establishment candidates that lost winnable races too.

    Serious question – which list do you think would be bigger?

  127. mnw says:

    Would be wonderful if Cramer ran in ND.

    McSally has certainly had a Saul-to-Paul conversion on immigration. Who knows if she’s sincere or McCain 2.0.

  128. JC says:

    @Vito

    It’s hard to believe but it seems like the GOP is Olin the process of taking the one big issue Dems had in their favor (DACA) and making it their own.

  129. Wobbles says:

    – It’s always so sad when Jason, HHR’s biggest fraud, has to hide behind a fake screen name.”

    Heck of a hiding job.

  130. jason says:

    – It’s always so sad when Jason, HHR’s biggest fraud, has to hide behind a fake screen name.”

    Translation: it’s ok to throw away winnable seats by running deadender candidates.

    SEND A MESSAGE!

  131. jason says:

    Huh wrong quote.

    I can derive a list of all the establishment candidates that lost winnable races too.”

    Translation: it’s ok to throw away winnable seats by running deadender candidates.

    SEND A MESSAGE!

    There is a huge difference between running deaadender losers and running good candidates that happen to lose.

    It’s like comparing a loss by Kelly Ayotte’s loss to a COD’s lost. Ridiculous.

  132. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    20. Robbie says: “Contra Wobbles, the new IBD/TIPP poll says most Americans now believe there was an attempt by the FBI to prevent Trump’s election.

    – Just shows there are a lot of morons out there so you’re in good company.”

    So now Robbie thinks the majority of Americans are a bunch of morons. Before his Bogo Pogo exile, he was using Trump’s low polling numbers as proof Trump was doomed.

  133. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Robbie’s response to the new political reality is to regurgitate information about Roy Moore.

    I did not like Roy Moore, and felt he came across as a racist. Right now, Nancy Pelosi is coming across as a racist with her derogatory comments regarding white people.

  134. jason says:

    “Establishment candidates”

    Translation: evil RINOS that might actually win.

  135. jason says:

    Just shows there are a lot of morons out there so you’re in good company”

    Actually it shows not everyone is brainwashed by the MSM like you are, and that some people form their own opinions instead of just regurgitating propaganda.

  136. Chicon says:

    Who in AZ is the most conservative electable?

  137. DW says:

    Another day, another host of NCAA basketball upsets.

    Down goes Kansas. Down goes Miami. Down goes West Virginia. Oklahoma and Xavier in trouble.

  138. DW says:

    and down goes Oklahoma.

  139. lisab says:

    robbie has apparently lost his sanity as trump’s popularity has gone up

    it will be very bad at his house if the gop holds the house and/or trump is reelected in 2020

    2020 is looking like it will be the most important election in a generation with likely 3 scotus appointments and perhaps 4 at stake

  140. Mr.Vito says:

    And redistricting…

  141. Chicon says:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/09/05/no-kelli-ward-doesnt-believe-in-the-chemtrail-conspiracy-theory/?utm_term=.d80dfe9e159b

    One of Robbie’s favorite media outlets debunks the Chemtrail Kelly narrative. Will he stop referring to her by that name? Lol…

    For those on constant lookout for deadenders….my posting this link is not an endorsement of Ms. Ward.

  142. Messy57 says:

    remember it’s only february. the election’s not till november and most of the primaries aren’t until summer.

  143. Mr.Vito says:

    It appears over 150 times on this page alone, so I doubt anyone forgot.

  144. lisab says:

    that texan 15 yo girl, heaven ray cox, that went missing last christmas and was later reunited with her family has died

    no cause of death has been mentioned, but i am guessing suicide

    she had severe mental illness

  145. mnw says:

    If Cramer runs in ND & Scott runs in FL, that would help a LOT.

  146. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    146. “robbie has apparently lost his sanity as trump’s popularity has gone up”

    lisab, your making an initial presumption here which needs to be proven, prior to using the word “lost.”

  147. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Donald J. Trump, @realDonaldTrump
    “According to the @nytimes, a Russian sold phony secrets on “Trump” to the U.S. Asking price was $10 million, brought down to $1 million to be paid over time. I hope people are now seeing & understanding what is going on here. It is all now starting to come out – DRAIN THE SWAMP!”

    The irony of this is the NYTs probably though their story would be believed, and that the intelligence officers in question did not really want to buy the negative Trump info. It was forced into their hands by a crafty Russian.

  148. mnw says:

    RE: “drain the swamp”

    Mr. President, the way to start draining would be to announce that you intend to cut the number of federal employees by 25%, through attrition, starting immediately— in equal annual increments.

    This would be immensely popular, & the DEMs will have a hard time explaining why it’s a GOID thing that the federal work force has grown exponentially more than population growth since 1965.

    Make the cuts across the board, & let the agencies and departments themselves decide how to achieve the reduction targets.

  149. mnw says:

    sb “GOOD thing”

  150. Tina says:

    Mnw, he has started those cuts.

    I believe the epa is now the size that it was under reagan.

    The fed workforce is down 16,000?

    I posted links of the above before.

  151. Tina says:

    I know a start, not an end.

  152. jason says:

    One of Robbie’s favorite media outlets debunks the Chemtrail Kelly narrative

    Actually the WAPO would love to see Ward as the nominee….

  153. Chicon says:

    Well, if Ward is a deadender, it’s not because of the chemtrail thing.

  154. mnw says:

    Tina

    He ought to make cutting the federal work force a highly visible priority. The key to success would be not to play favorites! Dept of Education and Dept of Defense share equally!

    For example, a trained policeman is a trained policeman. Border Patrol short handed? OK, task every federal law enforcement agency with assigning 10% of their armed personnel to the Border Parol on TDY (temporary duty).

  155. Bitterlaw says:

    lisab is here. Wonder if she happened to watch THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS LOSE THE SUPER BOWL?

  156. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason,I can derive a list of all the establishment candidates that lost winnable races too. Serious question – which list do you think would be bigger?

    Since the only way to get in to the never defined Establishment is to win elections, I am going to say that Jason could put together a bigger list of losing deadenders than JC can make a list of losing Establishment figures.

  157. Chicon says:

    Bitter, how do we define winnable for these lists?

  158. Cash Cow TM says:

    Went thru the Panama Canal–w to e; bussed from Colon back to Panama City.

    Colon…on my…talk about third world…

    I see Bitter already broke the news about Walt finding his hammer and lunch bail he used while building the canal.

    Canal wider than I thought, not as heavy ship traffic as I expected.

    Seems everyone here in Panama is under 30 years of age.
    All tHe workers/crew on our tourist ship seemed very young.

    Saw the prison beside the canal where Noriega was kept for a while. The bathroom at the hotel has a phone/cord right next to the cgame mode. I bet it was where Noriega conducted his “business”…

  159. Cash Cow TM says:

    The cut where they had all the trouble go
    Uilsing the cananl was much smaller than I anticipated.

    There are a lot of big assed birds here. Someone said there were scissor tailed frigates. (Fer real)

  160. Cash Cow TM says:

    Tomorrow mid day…Fly from Panama City to San Jose, Costa Rica . It talks like 15 minutes–no fooling!

  161. Cash Cow TM says:

    YestErday I saw a guy here going through customs ahead of us and he had a white tee shirt with printed black letters that said “WHO’S MD”

    It did not look like HHR’s MD.
    At all.

    I really wantedWalt to yell “Hey, Philly A-Hole” but he was afraid of what his wife might say…

  162. Cash Cow TM says:

    Over and out

  163. lisab says:

    lisab is here. Wonder if she happened to watch THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS LOSE THE SUPER BOWL?
    ——————————————–

    actually i did not see the game, i was ill and not feeling well, which explains why my witchcraft was a little weak …

    plus, i did not find out they lost until a few days ago … cnn said they won

    as you can tell, i was distraught

  164. lisab says:

    i was ill for the worst reason too …

    i had to go to a hoity toity dinner party for my hubby’s work … all executives and their wives … had to dress up and act all sofa-stack-ated …

    everything was going swell, i was the cool wife who did not ask for a glass of wine or froo froo cocktail, went for the rye and rocks >:)

    then … we all sat for dinner … and then disaster … the hostess served …

    roast lamb

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cphNpqKpKc4

    i couldn’t be the only vegetarian at the table so i toughed it out …

    i was sick for two days … and not in the cute way where your husband brings you soup …

  165. Cash Cow TM says:

    Went to the carnival last night.

    The had separate lines for hombres and hombiettas so Walt and his missus had to go through separate lines. Cows had to go through separate cow line.

    They asked Walt why he had a banana in his pants.

    And the policia give a VERY thorough body pat down of the men and women. The women police officers flat out grabbed the females by the teets and…elsewhere. Walt got excited just watching the gripping female-groping-female action.

  166. Walt says:

    Lisab,
    Sorry you are/were sick.

    Been here in non-America land for 2 days and no Montezuma’s revenge…..yet….
    (I brought pills)

  167. jason says:

    Well, if Ward is a deadender,”

    LOL

    IF?

    “I’d love to see the U.N. leave the United States, and maybe the U.S. leave the U.N.,”

  168. mnw says:

    Walt

    Pls read Josh Kraushaar’s latest article in National Journal, “Manchin’s Growing Peril,” and give us your reaction. It’s linked everywhere, including Real Clear Politics,

  169. mnw says:

    Manchin sure looks like a ho on abortion. Publicly endorsed pro-choice & pro-life positions last year, in the space a just a few months.

    Politicians can’t get away with that any more. It sank Daschle, for example. It makes the voters think the politician in question plays them for stupid rubes.

  170. Chicon says:

    Jason, I don’t know much about Ward, so I used “if”. Robbie’s always on here calling her Chemtrail Kelly, and it turns out he’s wrong.

  171. Tina says:

    Nunes sugges collision with federal agencies that went rogue and the russians,

  172. Tina says:

    We still need to take it tier by tier.
    Focus on the fbi, doj, dos, cia, etc.

    It no doubts leads to hilkary, and then to the obumbler.

  173. mnw says:

    Ccon

    Dr. Ward is a pediatrician & former AZ state senator. If people want to consign her to the same category as Christine O’Donnell, the woman in DE (I think) who claimed she was a witch, then fine by me. But it’s just GOPe BS.

    That said, McSally is almost certainly the strongest GOP candidate for what looks like an uphill battle to hold Flake’s old seat. I don’t think many would argue otherwise.

    At least Dr. Ward forced Flake out. She deserves great credit for that, imo anyway.

  174. Tina says:

    Breaking.

    Nunes confirms that carter page was undercover fbi in 2013. I believe he was also undercover fbi through early to mid 2016.

    Bottom line, re the dossier and page going from spook to a person spying against the us, this allegation is bs and led to the fraudulently obtained fisa warrant

    Page also was part of the clintune transition team in the 1990s.

    So, page may have been a plant, as was papadufe.

  175. mnw says:

    Hawley really needs to step his game up in MO. He’s been pretty invisible since he announced.

  176. Tina says:

    Rep stewaet strongly hints that bill priestap has turned and is cooperating witness against the coup plotters.

    Priestap was pete the cheats boss.

    Notice how coup plotters brennan and clapper now have jobs with cnn or nbc?

  177. Chicon says:

    Mnw – McSally has been on TV lately and seems good from that. I’d have no problem with her. Just not a fan of false narratives built by media, especially pushed by a dope like Robbie.

  178. jason says:

    . Robbie’s always on here calling her Chemtrail Kelly, and it turns out he’s wrong.”

    He’s wrong about her supporting the theory, but she did hold a hearing to “discuss it”. That already makes her too weird for me.

    “I’d love to see the U.N. leave the United States, and maybe the U.S. leave the U.N.,”

    That kind of stupid isolationism defines her as a deadender. There are a lot of problems with the UN , but kicking the UN out of the US or leaving it is certainly not the solution.

    And yes, she is a COD mini-me.

  179. mnw says:

    The UN has devolved into an anti Semitic, anti American, noisy third world claque. It is worse than useless to us, MUCH worse actually, and of course more corrupt than NYC under Boss Tweed. And we pay for about 70% of it.

    I doubt Ward’s position on the UN would have been a deal-breaker in AZ.

    I hope McSally wins the primary because she might be able to hold the very endangered seat.

  180. mnw says:

    P.S.

    I don’t see asking the UN to relocate to Geneva as having anything to do with isolationism. The UN is an adversary now.

    “Isolationism” would be withdrawing from our strategic commitments, to which the UN is irrelevant.

    One small benefit of asking the UN to leave (they’d LOVE to leave!) would be to shut down the largest hub of foreign espionage in the world.

  181. Chicon says:

    Believing that the UN is anti-American and a near complete waste of American dollars is being a deadender? Trump’s a deadender then….

    For those with poor memories, I’m fine with McSally.

  182. DW says:

    Years ago I saw a bumper sticker: “The UN is not your friend”

    It was correct.

  183. BRENT says:

    MCSALLY:STRONGEST CANDIDATE…PROBABLE WIN
    WARD:THE WEAKER CANDIDATE…UPHILL BATTLE
    SHERIFF ARPAIO: NO CHANCE HE WIN IN THE GENERAL,ANOTHER ROY MOORE WAITING TO HAPPEN ON TOP OF THAT THE MAN 80 YRS OLD AND IS A LOOSE CANON WHOM CAN IN ONE SENTENCE LOSE THE SEAT

  184. BRENT says:

    EXCUSE THE CAPS,FORGOT TO TURN OFF CAPS

  185. Redmen4ever says:

    It’s kind of hard to accuse a working physician of being a nut. But, not when you have lots of money.

    Dr. Kelli Ward is a D.O., not an M.D. What is the difference? There are 141 medical schools in the U.S., a country of more than 300 million people. As a result of the constriction of the supply of M.D.s, we effectively have a shared monopoly in medical doctors.

    In part, the constricted flow of medical doctors results in D.O.s; but, also P.A.s (Physician Assistants) and Nurse Practitioners (the last two have to work under the supervision of a (full-fledged) doctor. Another result is immigration of foreign doctors and of Americans going overseas for medical school.

    Thirty-four medical schools offer the D.O. One of them, recently-opened, is Virginia Tech.

    http://medicine.vtc.vt.edu/admissions/

    Virginia Tech is NOT a quack school! It is a rock solid D1 / Carnegie 1 research institute. Why did it go the route of a D.O. medical school? It’s called the AMA shared monopoly.

    Health care in the U.S. is completely messed up, from licensing to financing to malpractice. Obamacare (defined broadly as “sliding scale subsidies”) never had a chance (even though sliding scale subsidies is what we should have so as to minimize the cost of the transition from dependency to independence).

    And, while we have some very good people in the Senate, since we need 60 votes, we’ll never be able to fix healthcare in this country.

    But if we end the filibuster (which originated in the demands of the Southern Democrats back in the Jim Crow days as their price of “unity” within the Democratic Party), maybe we will be able to fix health care if we make some healthy gains in the Senate this fall.

  186. Redmen4ever says:

    Brent, we may be talking of a twofer in U.S. Senate seats from Arizona this year. McSally + Ward could be a dynamite combo.

  187. Tom says:

    193. I know this is in the category of “be careful what you wish for” but we might as well end the filibuster now and accomplish what we can. I strongly believe the filibuster rule will not survive 5 minutes after the Democrats take control of the Senate the next time. They already started the process under Reed.

  188. Tom says:

    193. At the very least, they should enforce the filibuster the way it was originally intended, i.e. require those filibustering to actually control the podium non-stop, rather than just notifying the Senate Majority Leader that they intend to filibuster. The latter makes it too east to employ. At least the spectacle of one party brining all Senate business to a halt for the duration would put a chilling effect on the use of the filibuster.

  189. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    BREAKING: Wow!!! Corker may seek re-election!
    https://mobile.twitter.com/KimberlyRailey/status/962738762076782592

  190. Cash Cow TM says:

    COPA Air from Panama to San Jase, Costa Rica took 1:15 Minutes. Not 15 minutes as previously reported. Seems there is a one hour time change.

    Anyway…COPA AIR Flight into Panama bounced noticably upon landing inn PC 2 days ago.

    TODAY’S COPA air flight from PC to San Jose Costa Rica had a rocky landing. Plane pitching and yawing on the runway as it is landing—unnerving.. When it is obvioius that pilot has regained control and we are going to end with a safe taxi to the terminal…THE PASSENGERS CHEERED AND APPLAUDED WILDLY!
    I have never, ever experienced such a display of sincere joy by the passengers.

  191. Walt says:

    Mnw,

    I have read the piece on Manchin.
    I still say it is a best a coin flip election by November.

    Big question will be how much damage will,be done to Manchin in the D Primary by the D candidate who is left of Manchin.

    And how much damage Jenkins and Morrisey will do to one mother in the R primary.

  192. Walt says:

    EFFIN’ auto correct.

    Damage they will do to one another…not damage they will do to some mother.

  193. mnw says:

    Walt

    Thanks, very much.

  194. mnw says:

    “Corker May seek re-election”

    Corker mired in financial corruption investigation.

    Corker May get his adz kicked by Marsha Blackburn, if he’s fool enough to try.

  195. Phil says:

    Marsha Blackburn will send him packing.

  196. Wes says:

    This is a facepalm post if ever I saw one:

    Redmen4ever says:
    February 11, 2018 at 2:42 pm
    Brent, we may be talking of a twofer in U.S. Senate seats from Arizona this year. McSally + Ward could be a dynamite combo.

    All Ward would do is drag the other Republicans on the ballot down while being herself destroyed.

  197. MichiganGuy says:

    Meghan McCain: The media needs to stop calling all Trump supporters racist.

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/962846293864394752

  198. Tina says:

    Blackburn is better than corker. Major disapointment.

  199. Tina says:

    Megan has been a. Bit more pro trump. She also now realizes that the obumbler wiretapped illegally trump, trump associates.

  200. mnw says:

    I’m willing to bet Corker won’t run. He’s an LST now— Large Slow Target.

  201. MichiganGuy says:

    Tennessee Senate Republican Primary:
    .
    Club For Growth

    JANUARY 16, 2018
    .

    Blackburn 63%
    Corker 25%

    https://t.co/y8jyBjiJ4W
    ————————————————————————————————————–
    Corker is going to look like a fool if, he decides to run.

  202. mnw says:

    MG

    Thx. Exactly.

  203. Chicon says:

    Which is the deadender, Blackburn or Corker?

  204. MichiganGuy says:

    Jake Tapper?

    “If you hate US leaders more than you hate the Kim Jong-un regime, you really need to read up on North Korea.”

    https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/962816431195938817
    ———————————————————————————————————-
    wow, Jake Tapper calling out his own network?

  205. MichiganGuy says:

    “President Trump plans to take the huge federal Civil Service off cruise control, ending automatic pay increases that go to 99.7 percent of the workforce, trimming fat benefit packages, and for the “worst,” rolling out his trademark phrase from The Apprentice, “You’re fired!””

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/youre-fired-trump-to-rid-worst-federal-workers-automatic-raises-fat-bennies/article/2648627
    —————————————————————————————————-
    Nice!

  206. Bitterlaw says:

    Tapper is a journalist from Philadelphia. He is an Eagles fan. I am fine with him.

  207. jason says:

    Maybe now we can put cuts to legal immigration to rest, NYC and Cotton Perdue hardest hit.

    “As the Senate prepares to begin a free-wheeling debate over immigration next week, White House officials have begun floating a possible compromise idea — a pledge to maintain legal immigration at current levels, about 1.1 million people a year, for more than a decade.

    President Trump has proposed a series of measures, including restrictions on family unification, which he calls “chain migration,” and an end to the visa lottery, that critics say ultimately could cut legal immigration to America by 40% or more.

    But a White House official said Saturday that the Trump administration is working with allies in the Senate on a proposal that would create a path to citizenship for an estimated 1.8 million people who were brought to the country illegally as children, and that would clear the backlog of nearly 4 million sponsored relatives who currently are waiting for green cards.”

  208. Redmen4ever says:

    Wes, I thank you for your attempt at humor. But, on a serious note: Republicans need to motivate the base and appeal to the middle. (Democrats have a similar problem.) One of the ways to do this is by having a mix of candidates on the ballot simultaneously, each of which appeals to particular factions within the party.

  209. MichiganGuy says:

    IG is our best hope for criminal investigation of Clinton dealings

    http://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/373331-ig-is-our-best-hope-for-criminal-investigation-of-clinton-dealings
    ————————————————————————————————————–
    thehill outside contributors are better journalist than their staff writers.

  210. MichiganGuy says:

    Federal abuses on Obama’s watch represent a growing blight on his legacy

    http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/373379-federal-abuses-a-growing-blight-on-obamas-legacy

  211. Tina says:

    Sara A. Carter
    Sara A. Carter
    @SaraCarterDC
    It’s the same question I’ve been asking Rowan. Also, makes me wonder how many times on other cases has something like this been done?
    Rowan Scarborough
    @RoScarborough
    Why was the FBI helping the Democratic Party by using its unverified paid research? Why not confirm Steele’s Carter Page entries first using all the bureau’s power and then present info to FISA judge? Instead, FBI “verified” by relying Yahoo News story (same source) four times.
    5:45 AM · Feb 12, 2018

  212. MichiganGuy says:

    SPECIAL ELECTIONS:

    MONDAY, Feb. 12

    ?Denny McNamara, MN SD54
    ?Jeremy Munson, MN HD23B

    TUESDAY, Feb 13

    ?James Buchanan, FL HD72
    ?John Lahood, GA HD175
    ?Casey Murdock, OK SD27

  213. jason says:

    “February 11, 2018 at 2:42 pm
    Brent, we may be talking of a twofer in U.S. Senate seats from Arizona this year. McSally + Ward could be a dynamite combo.”

    “All Ward would do is drag the other Republicans on the ballot down while being herself destroyed.”

    Right wes.

    Some people are just addicted to deadenders.

    Ward would be a “dynamite homerun” for the Democrats, a gift that would keep on giving and damaging the prospects of Republicans everywhere.

    This s a physician that reminds me of that nutcase psychologist that diagnosed Trump. Without examining McCain, she declared him unfit for office and said Ducey should just appoint her to the Senate.

    Not only is she a deadender moron, she lacks character as well.

  214. GPO says:

    Redmen4ever says:

    February 10, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    St. John’s is no longer the nation’s best sub-.500 team.

    I went to the game- Ponds performance best I have seen in alumni hall since Boo Harvey

  215. mnw says:

    jason

    Ward is a respected pediatrician. There is no basis for comparing her professionally to the quack psychologist who diagnosed Trump without ever meeting him.

  216. mnw says:

    The DEMs are putting a lot more effort into the state special elections than the GOP.

    They expect to flip a
    MN state senate seat today.

  217. MichiganGuy says:

    Poor Bitterlaw, the new job must be keeping him real busy. Oh well, HHR will have to go on without him. 🙂

  218. Bitterlaw says:

    You rang?

    The Olympic athletes are having trouble because it is too cold? My uncle Jimmy managed to do things a lot harder than skiing when he was in Korea during the winter in 1951.

  219. jason says:

    “Ward is a respected pediatrician. There is no basis for comparing her professionally to the quack psychologist who diagnosed Trump without ever meeting him.”

    Oh, there is plenty of basis. She not only made a horribly inappropriate comment about McCain’s health and ability to get back to the Senate but compounded it by a selfish, politically tone deaf and self entitled statement that the Governor should appoint her to the seat.

    I don’t know how “respected” she is as a physician, but she only deserves scorn and derision as a politician.

  220. jason says:

    Bitter is an HHR Icon.

    He is here whether he is here or not.

  221. jason says:

    I am heading down to DC to see Obama’s newly unveiled portrait at the Smithsonian.

  222. jason says:

    You rang?”

    I rest my case.

  223. Bitterlaw says:

    I have to admit that I did not understand the Chemtrail Kelli reference. I looked it up. Ummmmmm. Yeah. Run her so we can hear more about how Republicans are anti-science conspiracy theorists.

  224. Wes says:

    Red, I ws making no attempt at humor. A mix of candidates is fine, but they must be electable candidates. Kelli Ward is a weak candidate who would alienate more voters than she would attract. In contrast, McSally has proved capable of both holding her base and peeling of persuadables in hostile territory. Ward would compromise that effectiveness on McSally’s part.

    Republicans have a host of far better candidates not associated with Steve Bannon who can hold either of Arizona’s critical Senate seats. Keeping Ward off the general election ballot must be paramount to maximize the chances of that desired outcome.

  225. mnw says:

    If she is such a weak candidate, it’s odd that she was able, unassisted, to force an incumbent U.S. Senator to “retire,” in lieu of a certain loss to her in the primary.

    She already deserves the thanks of a grateful nation.

  226. Wes says:

    Ha!

    Democrats on RRH are finding religion on national deficits under Trump.

    Hypocrites.

  227. Wes says:

    I rather doubt Flake had Ward in mind when he announced his impending retirement.

    I’d say his 18% statewide approval rating was paramount in his mind with Ward sitting about 500,000 on the list of reasons.

  228. Wes says:

    If that high…

  229. jason says:

    Ward didn’t force Flake to retire, LOL.

    500K on the list of reasons?

    Make it a million.

  230. jason says:

    Heh….

  231. Wes says:

    If McCain dies before the election–an outcome I am emphatically not hoping for–I would say Matt Salmon, Dave Shweikert, or Jeff DeWit would be the best candidate to replace him while McSally would be the best positioned candidate to send the prada-wearing socialist moonbat into much-needed retirement.

  232. Wes says:

    Republicans actually have a non-lunatic candidate running for VA-Sen in Nick Freitas. Sadly even if Freitas prevails, Tim Kaine has a mammoth warchest while the VAGOP is still recovering from Ken Cuccinelli’s disastrous 2013 ego trip, making this an unlikely pickup opportunity, though if Freitas can make a respectable run, he may pave the way for Republicans to challenge Warner, revelations about whose Russian connections and attendant attempts to keep the connections clandestine may make him vulnerable to a competent opponent that year.

  233. Wes says:

    Credit to Ward:

    Despite being an unelectable wingnut, after the debacle in Alabama, she realizes Steve Bannon is an electoral cancer for the GOP and is running from him faster than Jesse Owens ran the dash in the 1936 Olympics.

  234. DW says:

    245 – I am not checking the box for Kaine’s victory just yet. I want to wait and see how the race develops. The 2016 campaign increased exposure for Kaine in his own state, and I don’t think it helped him.

  235. Wes says:

    I wasn’t saying Kaine was likely to win either, DW, till I saw the results of last year’s gubernatorial election, where Virginians strongly expressed their antipathy toward Donald Trump by decisively rejecting the best available GOP candidate and nearly handing the State House to the Dems. Now I have to say Kaine would have to make an Allen-style misstep to lose.

  236. Wes says:

    Ironically had Trump bested Hillary, Virginia would likely have Republicans holding all state constitutional offices with Barbara Comstock serving in the Senate.

  237. Wes says:

    Had Trump NOT bested Hillary…

  238. Tina says:

    Suspicious package sent to the hime of trumo, jr.

    3 hospitalized, no identities released.

    Drudge

  239. Wes says:

    Hm.

    Tom Steyer and Danny Tarkanian have identical goals.

    https://upload.democraticunderground.com/1064697

    That says nothing good about Tarkanian.

  240. Wes says:

    Why exactly is Dean Heller unacceptable in the Senate again? The Left is attacking him for not supporting its kleptocratic environmental policies:

    https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/feb/12/heller-has-broken-promise/

    Let’s just nominate perennial loser Danny Tarkanian though and turn the Silver State into California East.

  241. Tina says:

    Trump releases 2019 budget with $3 trillion in cuts

    President Trump on Monday rolled out a White House budget that includes deep cuts to some federal agencies, an increase in funding for the Pentagon and $18 billion for a wall on the Mexican border.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/373413-trump-releases-2019-budget

  242. Tina says:

    I like heller. He has more closely associated himself to trump, in contrast to flakey.

  243. Waingro says:

    Scary. Sounds like she is going to be ok.

    Eyewitness News
    ?Verified account @ABC7NY
    15m15 minutes ago

    #BREAKING: Wife of Donald Trump Jr. taken to hospital after opening envelope containing white powder
    http://7ny.tv/2nZTlIc

  244. Tina says:

    I wonder if the 2 others were her kids,

    No doubt domestic terrorism,

  245. Wes says:

    Republicans officially have a sacrificial lamb in the Land of Corruption for Senate:

    https://www.axios.com/pharma-ceo-hugin-senate-1518455605-dc5c3063-ebe7-4a9e-a152-5f55379b9cf0.html?source=sidebar

    The NJGOP is nearly as bad a joke as the HIGOP. They should just nominate Jeff Bell again and be done with it.

  246. mnw says:

    PA-18:

    This is interesting!

    Conor Lamb (the DEM nominee in the special) wrote a letter in 2002 which was published in his college newspaper, in which he described Israel as committing acts of “terrorism & intentionally targeting civilians.”

    This was Howard Dean’s position, & Lamb was a Dean campaign team member. Lamb’s campaign “declined comment” on the Israel letter.

    RRH assures is there’s nothing to see here, of course — noting that “only elderly Jews” like Dershowitz will care.

    I don’t know how much rural Pennsylvanians will care.

  247. Wes says:

    This is all well and good, but I’d prefer if Hawley didn’t open the door for speculation about lazy campaigning:

    http://www.newstribune.com/news/missouri/story/2018/feb/07/hawley-danforth-work-shutdown-gop-doubts-campaign/712449/

  248. Wes says:

    This is exactly what the WVGOP needs to do to topple Fido:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/PoliticalHumor/comments/7x06ia/sen_joe_manchin_a_man_that_stands_firm_on_his/

    For those unaware, Fido was the nickname I gave Manchin in 2010 after he won election to the Senate by running against Obama–only to become Obama’s lapdog.

  249. mnw says:

    I’ve posted my own concerns about Hawley’s seemingly invisible campaign.

    There’s been a lot of negative attention in local papers already.

  250. Wes says:

    Mnw, RRHers only ever think voters care about issues that can hurt Republicans.

    Didn’t you get the memo?

  251. Wes says:

    What the hell did I just look at, Tina? It looks like a photoshopped selfie of Obama.

  252. Tina says:

    This tweet is offensive.

    Simon Thompson
    Simon Thompson
    @ShowbizSimon
    “She and two others were decontaminated” Because of the unidentified powder or because they’d come into contact with Trump Jr?

  253. Tina says:

    Their official portraits,

    UGLY.

  254. Tina says:

    The presidents daughter in law was decontaiminated because of the power incident and the reporter tweets out that it coukd be because of her contact with trump, jr?

    Seriously?

  255. Tina says:

    Are the other two sent to the hospital her kids?

    Really nice, reporter. Laugh about domestic terrorism.

  256. Wes says:

    Piggybacking off my earlier post about Manchin, I have to say it appears to me Manchin is employing the Chewbacca defense to explain his position on abortion–ie, try to confuse everyone:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwdba9C2G14

  257. mnw says:

    Lamb’s unhelpful Israel-bashing MAY influence how much DEM groups are willing to spend on him. It is certainly not a GOOD thing for him right now.

  258. DW says:

    Wes, I understand about VA, but given that the Hillary loss was still raw in the minds of Dems and they still believed Trump meant the end of the country…the more time that expires, the more they will realize the sun still rises, along with their wages, and the sun still goes down, along with their taxes, the raw emotions will settle down and will have competitive races this fall.

  259. Wes says:

    I hope you’re right, DW.

  260. mnw says:

    Manchin’s doubletalk on abortion has already gotten a lot of attention. Remember the “McGovern weathervane ad” anyone?

    That photo of him Wes posted is a perfect way to illustrate for voters what he really is. It could be iconic— like Dukakis riding in the tank.

  261. mnw says:

    I (heart) Hawley, & I’ve contributed to him several times. But I am disappointed & surprised at what I’ve seen to date.

    Wanna know somebody who’s running a great GOP campaign? Matt Rosendale in MT.

  262. GPO says:

    mnw says:

    February 12, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    I (heart) Hawley, & I’ve contributed to him several times. But I am disappointed & surprised at what I’ve seen to date.

    Wanna know somebody who’s running a great GOP campaign? Matt Rosendale in MT.

    any insight as to how realistic Rosendales chances are

  263. DW says:

    278 – of course I am by no means saying the GOP will take out Kaine or that in the end it will even be close. I am just waiting to see how the year unfolds.

  264. Phil says:

    Thank the Lord for the MSM. If it wasn’t for the education they have given me over the last few days I would still be under the illusion that North Korea was a barbaric regime that starves and brutalizes its population.

    Thanks for setting me straight, CNN!

  265. DW says:

    283 – and don’t forget, sends our young tourists home to the USA with fried brains to die.

  266. Trump says:

    I as a Christian will resist Trump’s anti-Christian and anti-American values.

  267. mnw says:

    GPO

    Not really. It’s Tester, & I think Rosendale may have released an internal showing it very competitive.

  268. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Kudos to Charles Grassley(R-IA). He is a relentless bulldog in the Russia Collusion investigation. He has his sights on Susan Rice and Obama.
    Y’all need to read his letter to Susan Rice.

    http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3631528/posts

  269. Trump says:

    287: Sounds like Trump’s Russian collusion is legitimate.

  270. JC says:

    Sheeple, Jr. says:
    February 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm
    Kudos to Charles Grassley(R-IA). He is a relentless bulldog in the Russia Collusion investigation. He has his sights on Susan Rice and Obama.
    Y’all need to read his letter to Susan Rice.
    ——————————

    At least someone is trying to expose the blatant weaponization of the FBI.

    Maybe if we can find a marijuana angle to this somehow then Sleepy Sessions will wake up and take action.

  271. Cash Cow TM says:

    Bus trip to a tour of a coffee plantation and butterfly garden was agenda today.

    Enjoyable.

    Thinking about some margaritas before dinner this evening.

  272. mnw says:

    Cow

    Monteverde & Gulf of Nicoya are beautiful. U r making me homesick for vacations past.

    I’d love to live down there, but the cost of living is now about the same as here. Others got there first.

  273. Ron N says:

    287. I thought Comey testified that he had only talked to president Obama when sworn in to office and maybe once on the phone that’s why he was so alerted by the contact with president trump. I guess he forgot this meeting .

  274. Cash Cow TM says:

    Decided instead on a tom collins since it was on thr bar menu and so few places bother to or know how to make a tom collins.

    Shoukd have ordered the margarita. Mrs. Walt’s lomed delicious. They gave me something they called a tom Collins…..but it was red, served with a cherry and tasted nothing like a tom collins.

  275. Cash Cow TM says:

    Walt says in his next life he might want to be a potato rancher in Costa Rica. They seem to have a scarcity of taters here.

  276. Tina says:

    Comedy also testified that he met the obumbler only 2 times..

  277. Cash Cow TM says:

    Two groups of 38 people on our tour. About 6 or 8 of los touristas are from Canada (but none of then knew Cory) and about a dozen from. New England states (but none of them knew lisab), and others from MN, WI, OH, PA and one couple each from GA and TX (but they insist they do not know Phil or Big Joe).

  278. jason says:

    Tom Collins is not a manly drink in Costa Rica. Or anywhere else. Try guaro neat, it will put some hair on your chest.

  279. jason says:

    The fake Trump poster sounds a lot like Paul troll.

  280. jason says:

    The Grassley Graham criminal referral:

    “[The] FBI relied on admittedly uncorroborated information, funded by and obtained for Secretary Clinton’s presidential campaign, in order to conduct surveillance of an associate of the opposing presidential candidate. It did so based on Mr. Steele’s personal credibility and presumably having faith in his process of obtaining the information.

    [T]here is substantial evidence suggesting that Mr. Steele materially misled the FBI about a key aspect of his dossier efforts, one of which bears on his credibility.”

  281. jason says:

    Obama looks like he is sitting in a pile of leaves and Michelle looks like she is surrounded by shower curtains.

  282. CG says:

    In regards to post #264, I am sorry to report that Jeff Bell passed away on Saturday.

  283. CG says:

    Also passing on is former Congressman Jon Fox (R-PA).

  284. CG says:

    RIP to both. I hope they were at least Eagles fans.

  285. jason says:

    Walt, did you tell the guide showing you some ruins in Costa Rica that you remember the area before anything was built there?

  286. Tina says:

    http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/rosensteins-firing-imminent-number-3-doj-quit-fear-may-asked-oversee-russia-witch-hunt/

    Nbc with their fake secret sources.

    She got a better job offer with walmart.

    Salary over 1million vs under $200,000.

  287. jason says:

    The same MSM that is calling for resistance to “normalizing” Trump is bent on normalizing
    Kim Jong-un.

  288. Tina says:

    EAGLE WINGS
    @Isa4031AMP
    .@PressSec: If you guys have real concerns about leaking out classified information, look around this room. You guys are the ones that publish classified information, & put national security at risk. That doesn’t come from this @WhiteHouse Love this woman
    2:25 PM – Feb 12, 2018

    Best press secretary by a republican admin in a long, long time,

  289. Tina says:

    Unless Swampstein can be tied to something, i doubt he is forced to resign.

  290. Tina says:

    No telling if swampstein did aimething until horowitz is done with hus oig report.

    It is clear that corrupt comedy and mccabe did something improper.

  291. jason says:

    Lamb’s unhelpful Israel-bashing’

    Actually a lot of evangelical Christians are very pro-Israel.

  292. jason says:

    I wonder if there is any Democrat who believes Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton discussed their grandchildren at their airport meeting.

  293. mnw says:

    Tina 309

    Indeed.

  294. mnw says:

    PA-18: Lamb & his anti-Israel letter

    My thought is, the anti-Israel letter kind of spoils his meme that “I’m a new-style moderate DEM. If I’m elected, I won’t vote to re-elect Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.”

    Kind of sounds like pandering bullzh*t, in light of his Howard Dean campaign position, & his slanderous anti-Israel published letter.

  295. jason says:

    I’m a new-style moderate DEM.”

    Rarer than unicorns…

  296. Walt says:

    Having a disagreement.

    Walt says here in Costa Rica we are supposed
    to say “pura vida”.

    Cow says it should be “viva pura vida”.

    which is it, Jason?

  297. Cash Cow TM says:

    Bill Clinton might have mentioned to Loretta Lynch something about her grandchildren such as:

    ‘Loretta, it would be a shame if due to your lack of cooperation that something should happen to you and you would never see your grandkids again.”

  298. Cash Cow TM says:

    Bill Clinton might have mentioned to Loretta Lynch something about her grandchildren such as:

    ‘Loretta, it would be a shame if due to your lack of cooperation that something should happen to you and you would never see your grandkids again.”

  299. Cash Cow TM says:

    Hal messing with the Cow…

  300. jason says:

    Pura vida

  301. Cash Cow TM says:

    Thx, Jason.

  302. Cash Cow TM says:

    Two days from now we will be on the border with Nicaragua.

    About 10% of the people living in Costa Rica are Nicaraguans who have spilled over the border. They make up a big % of the population of CRmwho are poor and illiterate—according to our tour guide.

    But she also told us that all the houses and businesses thatt have iron bars on their windows and iron gates and bars around their property—it is just a cultural holdover for, earliermcentures when

  303. Cash Cow TM says:

    Earlier cenTuries when the people put wooden bars on and around their h(mes to prevent wild animals from getting into their homes.

    But we saw many homes and businesses that had one or even two layers of rolls concertina barbed wire atop their iron gates, bars, etc. To us foreigners those coils of barbed wire like y9u see around prisons say to us there might be a crime and trespassing problemo

  304. Cash Cow TM says:

    We will actually step right up to the border of Nicaragua.
    I may even spit across the border.

  305. TrumpIsPeteWilson says:

    “Why exactly is Dean Heller unacceptable in the Senate again? The Left is attacking him for not supporting its kleptocratic environmental policies:”

    ROFLMAO. Complete ignorance wrapped in narcissism smothered in Irony.

    This place has become such a sh*thole. Just ignorant old people finding other bigots to share lies with.

  306. TrumpIsPeteWilson says:

    3.5 Trillion dollars in debt for a tax-cut to corporations.

    Another 7 trillion dollars in deficits over 10 years according to Trump’s budget plan. It slashes everything retard conservatives want and yet there are still huge deficits.

    It’s almost as if most of our budget is entitlement spending for the old white people who constantly whine about how money goes to foreigners.

    The baby boomer generation can’t die fast enough. Good riddance.

  307. jason says:

    Poor PeteWilson is unhinged, poor bastard.

    I was distraught when Obama won, but I never lost it like this troll.

    What’s really funny is that when Obama raised the debt by 9 trillion dollars with nothing to show for it Democrats didn’t care about it, but now they are VERY concerned.

    Hilarious.

  308. jason says:

    This place has become such a sh*thole.”

    Why are you here then?

  309. jason says:

    Another 7 trillion dollars in deficits over 10 years according to Trump’s budget plan”

    So what you are saying nobody can raise the debt like Obama did over 8 years?

    Granted.

  310. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    296. “Two groups of 38 people on our tour. About 6 or 8 of los touristas are from Canada (but none of then knew Cory) and about a dozen from. New England states (but none of them knew lisab), and others from MN, WI, OH, PA and one couple each from GA and TX (but they insist they do not know Phil or Big Joe).”

    Yes, but Cow do any of the Costa Ricans know the concern troll? He is missing you know. The fake Robbie who has posted a few times only increases the mystery of what happened to the real concern troll. Something is wrong. When all the bad information came out regarding the FBI working with the Clinton campaign; the real Robbie vanished.

  311. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    329. “Why are you here then?”

    Trump’s Zhukov-like winter offense has left the trolls in shell shock. They wander aimless from website to website.

  312. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “A suspected big cat poacher has been eaten by lions near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police say.. . “It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions,” Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP.”

    We may have located the concern troll.

    He had a loaded gun at his side. But decided not to use it saying: “…but what if I miss.”

  313. MichiganGuy says:

    * BOOM *
    .
    Feds Collect Record Taxes in First Month Under Tax Cut; Run Surplus in January
    .
    The federal government this January ran a surplus while collecting record total tax revenues for that month of the year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.

    January was the first month under the new tax law that President Donald Trump signed in December.

    During January, the Treasury collected approximately $361,038,000,000 in total tax revenues and spent a total of approximately $311,802,000,000 to run a surplus of approximately $49,236,000,000.

    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/feds-collect-record-taxes-first-month-under-tax-cut-run-surplus

  314. mnw says:

    Last night in MN, each party held one open state House seat. Because both GOP nominees (the winner & the loser) underperformed Trump, BLUE WAVE seems to be the general consensus at RRH.

    I do not do deep statistical dives, but it seems obvious to me that these state special elections simply draw a smaller & markedly different electorate to the polls.

    Talk to me about a BLUE WAVE after PA-18, and yes, a bad showing there would be ominous. An outright GOP loss would indicate a BLUE WAVE.

  315. mnw says:

    Trump is going back to western PA next week to “spread the good news about the economy.” He’s scheduled his appearance just outside the PA-18 boundary, but it’s obviously a trip intended to help Saccone, the R nominee.

  316. mnw says:

    Tina

    Read Clarice Feldman “The Great Flynn Case Mystery” in American Thinker, if you haven’t already done so.

    She posits that Mueller may move to dismiss the case against Flynn. Her logic seems persuasive.

  317. Bitterlaw says:

    When I read the story about the poacher being killed by lions, I was relieved to hear that no lions were injured in the attack. The poacher? F him.

  318. DW says:

    328 – exactly what I was going to say…a little late to the fiscal responsibility party indeed.

  319. Cash Cow TM says:

    Buenos dias, amigos.

    Come se llama?
    Yo puedo pura vida.

    Donde es la bano?
    Donde is la biblioteque?

    No see-o anything-o of the HHR troll-o.

    Adios and coochy-coochy

  320. MichiganGuy says:

    mnw says:
    February 13, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Last night in MN, each party held one open state House seat.
    ——————————————————————————————————————
    mnw, the democrat barely won her open seat by 529 votes compare to the republican win of his open seat by 1285 votes. Republicans could of flipped District 54 had they been more aggressive.

    State Senator District 54

    Denny McNamara (R) 6815 47.07%
    Karla Bigham (D) 7344 50.72%
    Emily Mellingen (L) 313 2.16%
    WRITE-IN** 7 0.05%

    State Representative District 23B

    Jeremy Munson (R) 3943 59.22%
    Melissa Wagner (D) 2658 39.92%
    WRITE-IN** 57 0.86%

    http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/20180212

  321. Tina says:

    Thanks, mnw.

    Pete the cheat conducted the interview without telling an nsa lawyer why he was there, even though flynn granted the interview.

    The interview was based on an illegal wiretap of flynn doing his job, nobody says that the conversation or the contents was illegal. Only in sjw yates mind it was. Comedy reportedly said in a march hearing that flynn did not lie,

  322. MichiganGuy says:

    Record Number of U.S. Small-Business Owners Say It’s a Good Time to Expand
    .
    Optimism among small companies in the U.S. rose more than forecast in January, fueled by a record number of owners who said now was a good time to expand, according to a National Federation of Independent Business survey released Tuesday.
    .
    Key Takeaways

    Six of the 10 components that make up the small-business optimism index increased in January, producing one of the strongest readings in the 45-year history of the survey. The figures show sustained, sturdy business sentiment since the November 2016 election. A measure of plans to boost capital spending in coming months increased by 2 points to 29 percent, consistent with other data indicating robust outlays for equipment. One in five small companies said they plan to boost hiring, unchanged from the prior month, as finding qualified workers remains problematic and underscores a tight job market.
    .
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-13/u-s-small-business-optimism-jumps-more-see-good-time-to-expand

  323. DW says:

    Not really following the Olympics, but apparently we are now supposed to say ‘bobsleigh’ instead of ‘bobsled’.

    Russia was banned from the games except for the fact that their athletes can still play.

    The USA still stinks at Curling, failing to advanced to the final round of mixed-doubles, getting only 26 Ends Won, while giving up 25 Ends Lost. That fact that both you and I have no idea what that means provides some insight into why our country stinks at Curling.

  324. jason says:

    “Adios and coochy-coochy”

    Looks like Cash Cow took my advice and tried some of the local firewater.

  325. jason says:

    into why our country stinks at Curling”

    Think of it as a type of bocce ball on ice.

    Think of an end as an inning.

    At the end of each inning if your stones are in scoring position within the circles you get points.

    Yes, the fact I watched curling does mean I don’t have a life.

    Sue me.

  326. jason says:

    mnw, the demo”

    Democrat barely won her open seat by 529 votes”

    Note the L deadender got 313 votes.

  327. mnw says:

    Trouble in ND Sen race.

    The two declared GOP candidates both have fatal personal baggage, from what I’ve read. The leading GOP contender, State Senator Campbell, foreclosed on farmers as a bank exec, & he lied on an application for life insurance on his mother. He’s been sued for fraud. The other guy is just batzh*t crazy.

    Trump & McC are trying to persuade Rep. Cramer to run.

    If the GOP doesn’t find a better candidate, they will be giving a free pass to one of the 2 or 3 most vulnerable redstatr DEM senators.

  328. jason says:

    The women’s downhill snowboarding competition was a joke.

    First, they shortened the runs from 3 to 2 because the weather was going to turn bad.

    Then, after the American had gotten a good score on her first run under better conditions, all the other contenders had to deal with increasing wind gusts and most crashed.

    By the time the American had to do her second run everyone had fallen and she already had the gold locked up.

    She had already won in 2014 so obviously a great snowboarder and it wasn’t her fault the weather changed, but the other women had reason to be pissed.

  329. jason says:

    That was slopestyle, not downhill.

  330. DW says:

    350 – I recall a similar circumstance years ago in one of the events where they do a ski jump, and then a cross country race. The Americans did their jump right after the wind had flipped around from a headwind to a tailwind. They easily outscored opponents and then could cruise in the cross country event. Gold and Silver was easy. Fair? Who said life was fair?

  331. DW says:

    350 – Strange that they wouldn’t postpone it. Its not like all these venues are booked for the entirely of the Olympic schedule.

  332. mnw says:

    RAS 48.

    Also says 52% favor the immigration proposals of the President, as set forth in SOTU, while 32% oppose.

  333. DW says:

    New Hampshire Governor – U of NH

    Sununu 42
    Marchand 28

    Sununu 41
    Connolly 29

    Sununu 41
    Ostern 31

  334. JC says:

    DW says:
    February 13, 2018 at 9:29 am

    The USA still stinks at Curling, failing to advanced to the final round of mixed-doubles, getting only 26 Ends Won, while giving up 25 Ends Lost. That fact that both you and I have no idea what that means provides some insight into why our country stinks at Curling
    ——————————

    So many of these Olympic winter sports are incredibly niche. I’m not trying to put down any of these top Olympic athletes – they are very talented. But there’s a whole different level of being ‘best in the world’ when you are a top athlete in a sport like football or soccer – where millions try to be the best – than say, curling or bob sledding, where you are only competing against thousands.

    That said, I enjoy watching these events, even the so-called ‘boring’ ones like curling.

    BTW, the USA kicked @ss in the snowboarding half pipe events. Korean American Chloe Kim dominated for the gold, and Shaun White is just in a level of his own. The guy got a near perfect score just on his qualifier, and it looked like he wasn’t even trying.

  335. Tina says:

    Larry Schweikart
    Larry Schweikart
    @LarrySchweikart
    ·
    12h
    D underperforms in MN senate race.

    “Muh Blue Wave”

    R wins MN house seat (hold)

    “Muh Blue Wave”

  336. DW says:

    Great Britain continues to be a weak participant in the Olympics. Still no medals, but the combined medal count of countries that used to be colonies of the empire total 17.

  337. jason says:

    Well, some of the summer Olympic sports are pretty limited on appeal too. Have you ever met anyone who did synchronized swimming and how many people actually do competitive archery.

    I would suggest bow hunting as a sport. You have a a section of forest, you release 20 wild boars into it and the “athlete” who kills a boar the fastest wins gold. The boars have heart monitors showing when they died and of course the arrow shows who shot it. All the athletes have go pro cameras so you can follow the action.

    Btw, did you know tug-of-war used to be an Olympic sport? So was plunge for distance.

  338. jason says:

    There would be a point deduction for shooting another contestant.

  339. mnw says:

    DEMs flip one MO state House seat.

    Blue Wave!

    Uh, but…GOP held 3 OTHER MO House seats on the same night.

    STFU!!!! Blue Wave!

  340. DW says:

    359 – I personally know an Olympic gold medalist for our country. There are a lot of them out there.

  341. jason says:

    Morning Consult has Trump at 44%, including a spike in R voters, almost 50% “strongly approve”.

    https://morningconsult.com/2018/02/13/trump-approval-50-state-poll/

  342. Mr.Vito says:

    “This place has become such a sh*thole.”

    Why are you here then?”

    To make it a sh!thole… duh.

  343. JC says:

    According to the Wiki, the US has a combined total of +2800 Olympic medals, over 1100 of which are gold.

    The only other country that comes close to that is the Soviet Union, with +1200 medal and 473 gold. Of course, the stats consider the Soviet Union and Russia to be separate nations, but if you combined them, the totals come to +1750 medals and 669 gold. Still far behind the US.

    And keep in mind that the Soviet government viewed the Olympics as a propaganda tool and thus put incredible resources into their Olympic athletes.

    It just goes to show that the more freedom people have to pursue their ambitions, the more successful they will be.

  344. DW says:

    Generic ballot:

    D 46
    R 42
    https://priorities.org/memos/new-poll-messaging-guidance-democrats-must-keep-focus-economy-health-care/

    McLaughlin & Associates (R) poll:

    D 45
    R 42
    http://mclaughlinonline.com/2018/02/12/1136/

    Currently not a large enough lead for a blue wave house takeover.

  345. Wobbie says:

    I guess I am hardest hit.

  346. jason says:

    If the Dems fail to take the House it will be incredibly demoralizing for them. Their donations will dry up, they will have a lot of retirements for 2020, and they will no longer be confident about beating Trump.

  347. DW says:

    367 – You are.

  348. jason says:

    Optimism among small companies in the U.S. rose more than forecast in January,”

    Paul Troll claims to be a small business owner.

    So Paul, are you more optimistic?

  349. JC says:

    I remember Dems having something like a 10-15 point ballot lead in the beginning of 2010. Same for 2014.

    My theory is that Dems usually maintain a lead throughout the year because they have a 24/7 propaganda machine in the name of news media working for them nonstop. However, as elections near the GOP has money and resources to fight back against the liberal narrative, something that isn’t available to the all year long.

  350. DW says:

    If its true the dems have only a 3-4 point advantage on the generic ballot, then will be critical to measure where that advantage is most strongly felt. If it is most strongly felt in the high population urban areas then the gap could be narrower than the topline number indicates, given these districts are overwhelmingly D anyway.

  351. Tina says:

    I am hardest hit. I also predicted an obstruction charge against trump and fell hard for muh russian

    Jebot

  352. Mr.Vito says:

    372 In crosstabs for both small and big Dem leads recently, the Midwest was within 3 points.

  353. Mr.Vito says:

    The big difference between Marist and yougov, for example was the Dem lead in the west.

  354. mnw says:

    DW

    I thought about posting those. Priorities PAC is an overtly DEM outfit.

    McLaughlin is usually identified as a GOP pollster because that’s who hires them.

    You are absolutely right in 372. The dwindling DEM generic advantage is not uniformly distributed!

    Btw, the reason TX always tempts the DEMs is because polls of “adults” make TX look purple. That’s what Morning Consult polled. Can everyone see why “adults” and “registered voters” are VERY disparate groups in TX?

  355. Tina says:

    Those official portraits of mr. Obumbler and his spouse are ugly.

    The green background dwarfs the obbumbler, making him look really small.

  356. mnw says:

    CNN did an IA focus group yesterday on the Mueller investigation & Rooshin collusion.

    Iowans think it’s a crock, & the words “witch hunt” came up a lot.

    Heh.

  357. mnw says:

    CNN did an IA focus group yesterday on the Mueller investigation & Rooshin collusion.

    Iowans think it’s a crock, & the words “witch hunt” came up a lot.

    Heh.

  358. NYCmike says:

    I thought the President Obama portrait, just centered on his face, looked like him and was pretty good. The backgorund, and the small details picked out by internet “sleuths”, like the size of his hands, the position of the chair, etc made it look less impressive.

    The portrait of Michelle Obama was……my parents taught me to say nothing if I had nothing good to say…….even mentioning the painting is TOO MUCH.

  359. NYCmike says:

    The green background looked very odd, and amateurish.

  360. Tina says:

    You tube rices cya email to herself is expected.

    The gap from the meeting to 1/20 is explained by

    https://oig.justice.gov/press/2017/2017-01-12.pdf

  361. JC says:

    Which one stands out like a sore thumb?

    http://i.imgs.fyi/img/2mqn.jpg

  362. Tina says:

    Her email, if true, tee hee, look at grassleys letter about a timestap, also contradicts comedy,

    Comedy testified under oath that he only had 2 meetings with the president, one earky on and ine in december of 2016.

    I think comedy has committed oerjury and obstruction.

  363. Tina says:

    The green does look like all of the pot that the obumbler has smoked.

  364. Chicon says:

    Tina, I thought Comey had testified he’d only met ALONE with Obama twice. If so, meeting with him while others are present is not a lie.

  365. mnw says:

    I like the portraits very much— I think they are perfect.

    Zero and Mooch look like the freaks they are.

  366. Mr.Vito says:

    If you think those were bad you should see the one that got rejected.

    https://img0.etsystatic.com/183/1/6405368/il_340x270.1394824644_f0by.jpg

  367. Tina says:

    Gm closing a plant in south korea and moving it here.

    Crumbs.

  368. NYCmike says:

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/12/tennessee-corker-republicans-senate-405971

    “Former Tennessee Republican Gov. Don Sundquist was blunt when asked about Blackburn: “You can say on the record I’m not supporting her.” Blackburn worked in Sundquist’s administration and the two do not get along after Blackburn opposed Sunquist’s push for a state income tax.”

    -jason,

    Tell us how much of a “deadender” Blackburn is!

    Could you imagine any Republican being so feckless and “deadender-ish” to oppose….get this…..a STATE INCOME TAX!?!?

    We need more people like Sundquist (who, of course, supports Corker)!!

  369. DW says:

    Cramer might jump into ND senate race.

  370. mnw says:

    Koch bros coming for U, Sky Queen!

    $2 mill for ads in MO asking why she voted against the new tax law.

  371. mnw says:

    DW

    Your lips to God’s ear on Cramer. Right now GOP has a hot mess in one of the two or three reddest states (UT likely #1?)

  372. mnw says:

    ND fourth reddest state, actually: WV; WY; OK; ND.

  373. DW says:

    Here is the news on ND from RRH:

    ROGUEBEAVER
    February 13, 2018 at 1:05 pm
    Cramer in? https://www.sayanythingblog.com/entry/emineth-says-cramer-senate-race-withdraws-candidacy/

    QC/Blue Tory/M

    Reply
    VIRGINIANVOTER
    February 13, 2018 at 1:05 pm
    Potentially huge news in ND-Sen.

    Emineth is OUT, and in his email, he explicitly says Cramer is IN.

    https://www.sayanythingblog.com/entry/emineth-says-cramer-senate-race-withdraws-candidacy/

    Republican, VA-01.

  374. Tina says:

    That is yuge, if cramer is in fact in.

  375. Redmen4ever says:

    If Cramer takes on Heitcamp then …

    (A) We don’t need no stee-ekin’ badges
    (B) Lace ’em up and lace ’em up tight
    (C) Say hello to my little friend
    (D) All your Senate seats are belong to us

  376. Diamond Jim says:

    CD

  377. Waingro says:

    Boom, Cramer is running.

  378. Tina says:

    Chicon, i was thinking more of a lie here

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/963203338048364545.html

    You should have seen the picture of the rooster given the questions asked of him by stefanik.

  379. Tina says:

    And nsa director moved the transition office out of trump tower for a reason, the day after he briefed the oresident elect.

  380. DW says:

    If true, Cramer must not have gotten the troll’s memo that the GOP cannot win anything this fall.

    Even so, trolls hardest hit by this news.

  381. NYCmike says:

    Those at-large districts are really odd…it is the same voters as if you are running for a Senate seat…..but a totally different feel to it, from my vantage point, anyway.

  382. Chicon says:

    Hi Tina – not doubting you, but I’ve seen that a few times from several places about Comey’s meetings with BHO.

  383. mnw says:

    DW 397

    Emineth is nuts. Period. He wasn’t going to win the primary anyway, but it’s nice he won’t be on TV during the debates.

    I have an easygoing relaxed view of unconventional conservative candidacies, but THAT guy was a step too far for even me.

    Since the news that Cramer will run is coming from Dr. Screwloose,* I’ll wait to rejoice until I hear it from somebody else.

    * (from Toulouse)

  384. Tina says:

    Chicon you are right

    Gp is wrong on comedys statements, and they cited an attorney.

  385. Tina says:

    2 alone meetings vs how many un alone meetings?

  386. Tina says:

    Wow, us, kurds took out 200 contracted, russian military, who attacked our base.

  387. mnw says:

    The Cramer rumor seems credible. Cory Gardiner, RSCC chair, has essentially confirmed it.

    State Sen. Campbell is now expected to pack up his bargefull of dirty laundry & run for Cramer’s House seat, instead of the Senate.

  388. Tina says:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RMaBmEL3loY&feature=youtu.be

    Interview with sen, graham, sc.

    He calls out susan rice.

    He lets slip at the 5 plus min mark that ugly ohr, the wife of the doj person ohr, wrote the dossier for steele,

  389. DW says:

    Assuming Cramer is in, here is the updated dashboard with ND moved way up the chart:

    2018 Paladin Senate Dashboard
    ———————————————————–
    ST | Sabato| Cook | Gonz | Cnt
    ———————————————————–
    MO | Toss | Toss | Toss | 50
    IN | Toss | Toss | Toss | 51
    ND | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | 52
    OH | Ln D | Lk D | Ln D | 53
    AZ | Toss | Toss | Toss | 47
    NV | Toss | Toss | Toss | 46
    MT | Ln D | Lk D | Tlt D | 45
    FL | Toss | Ln D | Tlt D | 44
    WV | Ln D | Toss | Toss | 43
    WI | Ln D | Lk D | Tlt D | 42
    PA | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | 41
    VA | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | 40
    MI | Lk D | Lk D | Sf D | 39
    MN(s) | Ln D | Toss | Lk D | 38

  390. Wes says:

    Finally after 58 years of letting the NDGOP kick their collective ass in a state Dems have carried exactly once since the Truman Administration, North Dakota Republicans seem to be serious about recapturing the state’s Class 1 Senate seat.

    Cramer had better be up to the task, but he is running in a state that has stampeded to the GOP since Obama eon reelection. With a competent campaihn, that may be enough.

  391. DW says:

    from RRH:

    The Koch Bros PAC, Americans For Prosperity, is giving $ 4 million for TV advertising to attack 2 Red State Dem incumbents up in 2018, McCaskill and Donnelly, over the next 3 weeks. They will be attacked due to their opposition to the tax cut bill.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/02/13/kochs_launch_4m_campaign_against_dems_in_missouri_indiana_136256.html

  392. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    410. “Wow, us, kurds took out 200 contracted, russian military, who attacked our base.”

    Yes, with the help of their American allies. Putin is likely fuming that the man he got elected did this too him.

    Assad & Putin need to learn that the wimpy Obama is gone, and you do not attack our Kurdish allies in Syria. Obama would have sold them out. The Kurds were loyal American allies in Iraq and Syria, and Trump has shown America defends its allies. America does not grovel any more.

  393. Chicon says:

    418 – yep. And hopefully, this small action prevents the need for a bigger one later.

  394. NYCmike says:

    “The Kurds were loyal American allies in Iraq and Syria, and Trump has shown America defends its allies. America does not grovel any more.”

    -Let’s not say things like this that may need to be updated IF Turkey decides to invade Iraqi “Kurdistan”. They have already imprisoned an American citizen who, as far as evidence goes, is innocent of any charges brought against him. I am not sure how the United States will respond in such a case yet.

  395. Wes says:

    Here’s a history of Heidi Heitkamp’s seat:

    From the first time it directly elected a Senator in 1916 till 1960, no Democrat ever won it. In 1959, Senator Bill Langer–eho had won reelection easily in the disastrous GOP year of 1958 despite never stepping foot in the state to campaign–died suddenly. Nine months later, Dem Congressman Quentin Burdick faced the Republican Governor for the seat.

    Unfortunately President Eisenhower’s Agriculture Secretary, Ezra Taft Bendon, advocated policies Democrats in the Dakota exploited for electoral gain. This gave rise to the political careers of seversl Democrats, most notably Burdivk and future South Dakota Senator George McGovern.

    Burdick shrewdly targeted Benson in his campaign with the slogan “Beat Benson with Burdick.” He won by just over 1000 votes. Four years later, Republicans faced another national rout, and Burdick skated by with ease on Lyndon Johnson’s coattails.

    After that, he never faced a serious challenge even though in 1988 it was increasingly clear to insiders Burdick was in seriously declining health. Upon his death in 1992, Democrats nominated the state’s other Senator, Kent Conrad, for the seat and won it decisively. Even in 1994, Conrad won with ease. However, the Obama years were not kind to Dakota Democrats, and Conrad, like his former colleague Byron Dorgan, retired ahead of the voters’ wrath at his leftist doublespeak in 2012.

    Republicans expected to win the seat and nominated Congressman Rick Berg. However, Democrats–fresh off an annihilation in the 2010 elections in the state–nominated Heidi Heitkamp.

    A series of unfortunate events ranging from the meltdown of prominent Republican Senate candidates in Missouri and Indiana to a lackluster campaign by Berg to overt support of Heitkamp by fringe Republicans infuriated Berg had defeated perennial candidate Duane Sand in the primary helped Heitkamp edge Berg by .94%.

    That same year though, Kevin Cramer entered the House. Two years later, realizing Cramer would be her most formidable opponent this year, Heitkamp repeatedly injected herself into Cramer’s reelection bid, openly boosting thr candidacy of George B. Sinner, whom Cramer crushed 55-38.

    In 2016, Cramer won reelection 69-24.

    Now he has a chance for revenge against Heitkamp for 2014.

  396. mnw says:

    Cramer was considered kind of a gaffe-prone blah… until ND GOP got a look at the likely alternatives to Cramer! Now Cramer suddenly looks like a Charles Lindbergh-size hero riding to the rescue.

  397. Wes says:

    Cramer made a couple of verbal miscues, but let’s be honest. They weren’t Mourdock-level gaffes. He also has a voting record right in line with his state to tout while Heitkamp, to be charitable, hasn’t.

    Mary Landrieu used the Heitkamp strategy a few years ago. It didn’t matter when Bill Cassidy by double digits.

    Yes, I know this is a GOP midterm as opposed to a Dem one. However, Trump is on the upswing now while Obama was on the downswing then. Meanwhile, Dems have many fewer Senate targets than Republicans enjoyed in 2014 even as ND has lurched right and begun aligning its local votes with its presidential ones, putting Heitkamp squarely in danger against Cramer.

  398. Wes says:

    Given his slobbering eagerness to see Republicans punished up and down the ballot for having rejected JEB! for President, Robbie must be appalled at this development.

  399. DW says:

    424 – Definitely hardest hit by the news.

  400. DW says:

    How did Heitkamp vote on the tax bill?

  401. Wes says:

    She voted Nyet, DW.

  402. jason says:

    Even the Dem pollster thinks focusing on Trump’s tweets is stupid.

    But then nobody ever accused Wobbie of being smart.

    “Democrats received a wake-up call Tuesday when a leading liberal super PAC warned that Trump and Republicans are actually getting more popular.

    In a new memo and poll, Priorities USA urged Democrats to shift focus onto the economy and health care ahead of midterm elections, as opposed to arguments over President Trump’s latest remarks. “

  403. Mr.Vito says:

    “How did Heitkamp vote on the tax bill?”

    I don’t know, but Elizabeth Warren put hers in by smoke signal.

  404. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    420. “-Let’s not say things like this that may need to be updated IF Turkey decides to invade Iraqi “Kurdistan”. They have already imprisoned an American citizen who, as far as evidence goes, is innocent of any charges brought against him. I am not sure how the United States will respond in such a case yet.”

    By acting firmly early, it is much more likely that Turkey will exercise restraint. Keep in mind that Turkey has a huge Kurdish population, and hates Assad, so if anything a strong stand by the U.S. early my be beneficial.

    My hunch is Turkey might have know in advance about the U.S. action. We have supporting Turkey in opposing the creation of a separate independent Kurdistan, and Trump and Erdogan have talked several times.

  405. Wes says:

    Shift to the economy, huh?

    I didn’t think it was a wise strategy to highlight the opposition’s strongest case for itself.

  406. DW says:

    427 – there you go. The campaign ad is written.

  407. Tina says:

    And nd is one of trumps reddest state, right? All good news.

  408. DW says:

    “Priorities USA urged Democrats to shift focus onto the economy”

    What does that look like?

    I am ___ ___, Democrat running for congress. I want to go to Washington to put a stop the growing job market afflicting our congressional district. The great people of our state are also suffering greatly by having to pay less taxes. Vote for me, and I will do all I can to seize by force as much of your money as possible. Vote for me, and I promise to do my best to send your job back to China. We need our American economy to suck like it used to.

    I am ___ ___, and I approve this message.

    Paid for and authorized by ___ ___ for congress.

  409. Tina says:

    BReaking

    A renegade ny court reinstuted daca.

    Did the loon judge cite the apolicable daca law?

  410. jason says:

    And some wonder why newspapers are going down the drain.

    Front page story in the Harrisburg paper is “undocumented immigrant says wall would ruin Texas border town”.

  411. mnw says:

    I did not mean to imply that I thought Cramer was not a great GOP catch. I just wanted to comment on how much BETTER Cramer looked after several months of Campbell & that weirdo.

    Making the DEMs play in as many tough places as possible is a good thing. Spread those resources!

    I thought Landrieu won in large part against Terrell (I liked Terrell a lot) because of the bizarre LA election calendar— where voters elect a President… & then come BACK a couple of months later to elect a senator.

  412. Wes says:

    Trump won it 63-27. That should be concerning enough to Heitkamp. That Cramer ran several points ahead of Trump while Hoeven won 78-17 should mortify her.

  413. Wes says:

    Landrieu and Terrell faced off in 2002. Landrieu won in large part by a dirty trick saying Terrell backed a nonexistent Bush Administration policy that eould undercut the state’s sugar crop.

  414. Mr.Vito says:

    If Trump were to win the states at 46% approval or better in Morning Consult, he would win 279-259 in the EC.

  415. mnw says:

    I was surprised Heidi voted no on the tax bill, because the votes to pass it were there even without her, anyway.

    She had a chance to look independent, without any real world consequences.

    She could have made a Big Mistake.

  416. DW says:

    442 – consider the context…that bill was back when BLUE WAVE was on the lips of every pundit and in the results of every pollster. She was safe. She acted like the election was the day after the vote instead of Nov 2018.

  417. Mr.Vito says:

    442 The polling on the bill was not good after the MSM and anti-Trump pols went to war on it, so it looked like the right thing to do. Now people are figuring out they were told a bunch of BS by the liberals.

  418. mnw says:

    It’s taking forever to get rid of the liberal fraud senators in deep red states, but it is happening.

    Daschle was the beginning. I wept tears of joy that night.

  419. Mr.Vito says:

    “I wept tears of joy that night.”

    Cory Booker wept tears of rage.

  420. DW says:

    445 – I did too…very memorable moment. Ron Johnson beating Feingold twice was good too.

  421. DW says:

    Feingold was meaningful to me because I lived in WI back when he got into office and I volunteered in the local GOP to do my bit to try and stop him from winning. So seeing him go down brought joy to my heart.

  422. mnw says:

    DW

    Feingold. I understand.

    Heitkamp and Manchin remind me in some ways of Daschle. A little too glib, a little too smug, a little out of touch, perhaps.

  423. mnw says:

    Hey, Heidi! and Claire!

    Let’s talk about… impeachment!

  424. DW says:

    Oh no doubt Manchin defeat would be Daschle 2.0.

  425. Wes says:

    Let’s not forget Tester–who has a California-style voting record in Montana.

  426. Mr.Vito says:

    If Trump were to win the states with positive gallup PID for Republicans (numbers for the year 2017), he would have 193 EVs. If the Dem nominee were to win all the states with PID greater than D+5, he/she would have 239 EVs.

    The tossups would be:

    D+0 Iowa
    D+2 Wisconsin
    D+2 Georgia
    D+3 Florida
    D+3 Nevada
    D+3 New Hampshire
    D+5 North Carolina
    D+5 Pennsylvania

  427. Wes says:

    Actually McCaskill would be the closest thing to Daschle 2.0–a leftist who won a Senate seat narrowly in a Dem wave and held it solidly against weak opposition before losing when Republicans took the race seriously.

  428. jason says:

    The problem is that too many voters believe that these Dems are “moderates”, even though there is nothing moderate about them.

    The MSM sells the message that McCaskill is a moderate. Heitkamp. Manchin. Tester. Even Casey in PA. On an ideological scale of ONLY Dems, they might on the moderate side of the spectrum, but that doesn’t make them moderates. There are no longer ANY moderate Dems at the national level, there maybe be a few rare holdovers at the state and local level, who eventually become Republicans.

    I think this is probably one of the most successful efforts of all the MSM BS out there.

  429. Wes says:

    It’s become less and less so, DW.

    Look how Lincoln, Pryor, Udall, Hagan, Begich, and Landrieu all fell while Nelson, Dorgsn, Conrad, and Jason ran for the exits even as Kerrey and Bayh were himiliated in their comback attempts.

  430. Wes says:

    Err, Jason. Sorry for the misplaced attributiom.

  431. DW says:

    I was just polled by an automated survey of the DCCC. I didn’t give them the results they wanted.

  432. Wes says:

    Attribution*

  433. DW says:

    yep…and now the NO vote on the tax bill can also be wrapped around their necks.

  434. Redmen4ever says:

    The Board:

    It is important to keep FL, OH and PA on the chart, to water-down the other side’s GOTV. PLUS, the more it looks like our side will at least survive this election, the less will be the ability of the other side to extort money from businesses fearing re-regulation. The numbers are moving in our direction both because of the vibrant economy and because people are getting used to Trump’s antics. So, momentum is in our favor. Having said these things, the cake is not yet in the oven. There’s still a lot of time left on the clock. And don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

  435. NYCmike says:

    ” Spread those resources!”

    -This is one reason why I always thought Robbie was crazy to be calling for a “wave” election. In these special elections, intense hatred (enthusiasm?) can drive a party to victory, partly because all of the focus is on that race.

    When there are 435 separate House elections, plus 33 other Senate elections, and forget about other local races, that enthusiasm gets spread more thinly, and combine that with the tax cuts and the flip of the russian angle to Hillary/FBI lovers/Susan Rice-a-Roni treats, the midterms may have a good ending.

  436. NYCmike says:

    Of course, if there is immigration reform WITHOUT the necessary parts (end of chain, end of lottery, security), then all bets are off.

  437. jason says:

    Look how Lincoln, Pryor, Udall, Hagan, Begich, and Landrieu all fell while Nelson, Dorgsn, Conrad, and Jason ran for the exits even as Kerrey and Bayh were himiliated in their comback attempts.”

    I didn’t run for the exits. I decided two terms as Lt Gov at HHR was enough and decided to spend more time with my family.

  438. jason says:

    Of course, if there is immigration reform WITHOUT the necessary parts (end of chain, end of lottery, security), then all bets are off.”

    Translation: WE ARE WINNING, SEND A MESSAGE, TELL A STORY.

  439. NYCmike says:

    Correct translation: Incumbents don’t (may not, since it has not happened yet) care what the voters WANT.

  440. Mr.Vito says:

    Is Rob Porter left-handed?

  441. jason says:

    Landrieu won because of name recognition and her reputation as a moderate. Then Obamacare did her in.

  442. Cash Cow TM says:

    Traveled north to La Fortuna to stay in lodging on the slopes of TWO volcanoes.

    Bus trip up included stop at a BIG animal rescue place and we saw Lots of monkeys, toucans and other birds. Big a$$ed iguanas crawling all over the place..concrete paths Right in front of you, etc.

    Trip north also included lots of switchbacks to traverse ‘very steep mountains. People were working strawberry fields planted on 70 degree sloping fields on side of mountain! Then it opened up into CATTLE COUNTRY. I was in bovine heaven,

  443. MichiganGuy says:

    Do you agree or disagree with the following statement – “When the Democrats are in power, Republicans appear to be the conservative party. But when Republicans are in power, it seems there is no conservative party.”

    Agree 42%
    Disagree 34%
    Not sure 24%

    @Rasmussen_Poll 2/11-12

    http://m.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/february_2018/voters_wonder_where_conservatives_are_in_washington

  444. MichiganGuy says:

    Generic Congressional Ballot:

    Democrats 46% (+4)
    Republicans 42%

    Garin-Hart-Yang/@GSG/@prioritiesUSA 2/2-7

    https://t.co/luB9GD91o3

  445. mnw says:

    I would say Manchin losing would be the more unexpected but Daschle the more important.

  446. mnw says:

    Garin is a DEM pollster, btw.

    Wes

    Tester’s JA has sunk by 20 points recently, per Morning Consult. Somebody in MT must be noticing that he votes like DiFi.

    I know I repeat myself, but Rosendale (R) in MT seems very impressive.

  447. Tina says:

    Chicon, here, this article sufggests comedy lied by failing to disclose the meeting.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-13/declassified-comey-had-secret-russia-meeting-obama-amid-unmaskings

  448. Mr.Vito says:

    My bus trip in Costa Rica included a view of a dead child and a mangled bicycle on the shoulder as an officer draped a sheet over him.

    🙁

  449. jason says:

    Do you agree or disagree with the following statement – “When the Democrats are in power, Republicans appear to be the conservative party. But when Republicans are in power, it seems there is no conservative party.”

    Wow, what a garbage question. In law this would be called “leading the witness”.

    And of course we don’t know how many who agree, disagree or not sure are Rs, Ds, conservatives, liberals, etc.

    Trash.

  450. MichiganGuy says:

    mnw says:
    February 13, 2018 at 6:48 pm
    Garin is a DEM pollster, btw.
    ————————————————————————————
    Except for a few most lean towards the dems

  451. mnw says:

    MG

    But my recollection is that Garin Hart is quite open about only working for DEMs. They are always releasing internals with surprisingly wunnerful news for underdog DEMs.

  452. mnw says:

    Thx to Cramer, this is the GOP’s very good day… except for that azalea Corker who needs to STFU & haul his lameduck adz someplace far far away.

  453. Tina says:

    Susan Rice sent this email to herself after Obama was out of office. The timestamp is 12:15pm, his term ended 15 minutes earlier, after she no longer had a job. What did she learn b/t Jan. 5th & Jan. 20th that caused her to want to rewrite the narrative about the WH meeting?

    The time stamp of the email appears odd, And why the cery last minute? I have the same concerns that goober raised.

  454. Tina says:

    RE Mullah Corker:

    According to tweets, the tn gop e want corker to remain. The gope have concerns about blackburn,

    Lol

  455. jason says:

    “A few weeks before Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) began complaining about divisiveness that makes “Washington suck,” he took thousands of dollars from a Democratic congressman who has called President Donald Trump a “racist,” an “idiot,” and told him in a letter to “take your border wall and shove it up your ass.”

    The $2,700 contribution from Rep. Filemon Vela’s (D., Texas) Vaquero PAC came in late December and was reported in Manchin’s most recent filing to the Federal Election Commission. Vela had already contributed $4,000 to Manchin earlier in the year directly from his campaign, bringing his total support for Manchin to $6,700.

    Vela made headlines during the 2016 election when he wrote an open letter to Trump bashing the idea of a border wall. “I would like to end this letter in a more diplomatic fashion, but I think that you, of all people, understand why I cannot,” Vela wrote in June 2016. “Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your ass.”

    Vela said the message was delivered on behalf of “every undocumented worker born in Mexico who is contributing to our country every day.”

  456. mnw says:

    The GOPe could mess up a steel wall with a rubber hammer. They’ll probably find a way to give Corker’s old Senate seat to the DEMs.

    And they call US (social conservatives) “deadenders”!

    Imo, the definition of a “deadender” is: “a poster who supports a candidate I don’t like.”

  457. mnw says:

    jason

    Interesting. Not sure that’s consistent with West Virginia values.

  458. jason says:

    I would certainly prefer Corker to stay.

  459. MichiganGuy says:

    Corker with his 18% approval rating? lol

  460. Robbie says:

    Way to go everyone. Please tell me again how Dear Orange leader is doing wonders for the party. Vern Buchanon’s son ran for this seat and raised a $1 million. This is Katherine Harris country and the Republican lost. The third loss in 2018. But yeah, Rasmussen says everything is going awesome. To lose a seat in the Sarasota area is amazing, but that’s what happens when the party has to defend Trump’s historically low approval ratings.

    Taniel?Verified
    @Taniel

    100% reporting: Democrats have picked-up Florida’s #HD72 district!

    And by a comfortable margin of 7% (about 3,000 votes). That’s a net swing of 12% toward Democrats compared to the 2016 presidential results.

  461. MichiganGuy says:

    Too Much Power to the People?
    .
    IWasPoisoned.com, a website that allows users to post reports of food poisoning.
    .
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/business/too-much-power-to-the-people-a-food-safety-site-tests-the-limits.html

  462. Robbie says:

    I would much prefer Bob Corker have run for re-election, but it’s probably too late for him to change his mind. Marsha Blackburn, who has gone full Trumpist (sad), is a weak candidate, but should still win the race.

    Corker made a dumb decision to retire in a fit pique and now he regrets it. I don’t blame him, but Corker torched his approval rating with Republicans when he spoke the truth about Trump’s ability to govern effectively and now his own approval rating is extremely low.

    At this point, I seriously doubt Corker could beat Blackburn in a primary.

  463. Robbie says:

    The news that Kevin Cramer has reconsidered the North Dakota Senate race is genuinely good news, but the problems confronting Republicans aren’t centered in rural states like North Dakota. They lie in suburban dominated states as we saw in a state house race tonight in Florida.

  464. jason says:

    Rasmussen only? LOL

    This is why Wobbie is worried.

    “Internal Dem polling shows Trump’s standing on the rise

    A leading Democratic group — Priorities USA — is warning party leaders they could squander a strong political climate in 2018 if they don’t start to emphasize pocketbook issues over loose and unfocused critiques of Donald Trump.

    According to internal polling by the super PAC, President Trump’s approval rating climbed to 44 percent in the first week of February, compared to 53 percent who disapprove. That mirrors Trump’s improving position in public polls.

    In November, the same survey found his approval rating at 40 percent, with 54 percent disapproving.

    The group’s survey also showed the Democratic Party’s generic ballot advantage had shrunk, with 46 percent preferring Democrats to 42 percent for Republicans.”

    But I think Wobbie and the Dems should continue to focus on tweets while the rest of us and the country move ahead.

  465. JC says:

    Our Olympic Speed skaters have been performing terribly so far. Thankfully our snowboarders have at least kept us competitive in the medal count

  466. MichiganGuy says:

    Bill Murray is not happy with comedy in America these days — and he says the divisive nature of identity politics is to blame, in part.
    “It’s ‘Clash of Clans’ every day, first thing in the morning,” said the iconic “Caddyshack” star in a recent interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

    Murray said he admired actress Kristen Wiig’s nonpartisan appeal.
    “How can Kristen Wiig make everyone laugh? She’s not thinking about being political. She’s thinking about what resonates and what is common to all of us. And I think that’s harder and harder to do because people are trying to win their point of view as opposed to saying, ‘What if I spoke to everyone?’”
    The 67-year-old actor explained how he agreed with longtime “Saturday Night Live” writer Jim Downey about how liberals are separating Americans into groups instead of bringing people together.
    “My friend who’s a great comedy writer, Jim Downey — he’s accused of being a right-wing comedy writer, if there is such a thing,” said Murray.
    “‘No, no,’ he [Jim] says. ‘I just think the way Democrats handle things is poor. They pick out little pieces of a population and say they represent it — we represent the Hispanics, we represent the LGBT, or something.’ They’re not speaking to everyone at once. It’s almost demeaning to say I’m choosing you, because you’re a splinter group. There’s almost a resentment to say you’re my people. We’re being separated again by a politician.”
    In the wide-ranging CNBC interview, Murray went on to describe President Donald Trump’s tax cuts plan as “fantastic” and suggested that the karma in the sexual misconduct scandals eventually would come back to get the Hollywood predators.
    .
    https://www.lifezette.com/popzette/bill-murray-rips-identity-politics-left/
    ————————————————————————————————————–
    Bill Murray gets it and he is not conservative. Well said, Bill.

  467. Cash Cow TM says:

    Mr. Vito,

    Sorry for your bad experience in what you witnessed while traveling in Costa of the Rica..
    We have seen a few fender benders but nothing with any seriius injury.

    Pura vida, Mr. Vito.
    ************************************
    BTW, that wholele thing about which Left wing Ds are contributing $$ to Manchin will knock at least 5 points off Joe. As will video of Manchin wanting to stand during SOTU but not doing so when he saw Shumer and other Ds not standing.

  468. jason says:

    I think we need more Bob Corkers in the Senate, not fewer.

    But Blackburn is no deadender and can win the seat, and I think Corker having said he would retire should keep his word.

    If he had chosen to run for re-election I would have supported him and sent him money. Now I think it would just be divisive.

  469. jason says:

    I saw Bill Murray hit some pretty good golf shots at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

  470. jason says:

    Shaun White just had a mega run.

  471. Redmen4ever says:

    Moses parted the Red Sea.
    Chuck Norris parted the Grand Canyon.

    Chuck Norris once batted a based.
    Now we have a moon.

    Chuck Norris thinks.
    Therefore, I am.

  472. Tina says:

    Muh seat.

  473. mnw says:

    Walt/Cow 495

    Interesting as always. Thx.

  474. Tina says:

    It is nit just intermnal, but the following

    Drats ni agenda

    Pro illegal

    Caught colluding with the russians and obstruction.

  475. Tina says:

    Bob corker can run later as a d.

  476. mnw says:

    If we “had more Bob Corkers,” we’d all be in dhimmitude to the Iranian mullahs and their little Quisling puppet leader Zero, jason.

  477. Tina says:

    One mullah corker was one mulkah corker roo many.

    Adios swamp.

  478. MichiganGuy says:

    Senator Rand Paul?:
    .
    “In case you didn’t think Congress was absurd before, Senate Democrats are now filibustering the open immigration debate they asked for, and are refusing to put their bill on the floor.”

    https://twitter.com/RandPaul/status/963534444899524613

  479. Tina says:

    Yup, mitchie fell for their trap and is busy wasting time doing nuffin,

  480. mnw says:

    So, Wobbles

    Congrats on your Pelosi brigade flipping a state House seat in yet another state where GOP has super majority already, but..

    is PA-18 lookin’ good in your neighborhood?

    Or, do real FEDERAL elections for open CONGRESSIONAL seats not really matter, as much as your pathetic chickenzh*t?

  481. Tina says:

    Mitchie gave up the farm on an insane soending bill and a paossibke shutdown again in Marxh.

    Then, let the drats tie jo the senate overr amnesty.

  482. Tina says:

    “A federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday that the government must fully restart the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals deportation amnesty and accept brand new applicants as well as renewals, throwing a potential wrench in the ongoing debate over the fate of “Dreamers” on Capitol Hill.”

    What kaw did judge idiot cite?

  483. mnw says:

    Tina

    I guess the one in Hawaii was too busy this time?

  484. Tina says:

    Sahil Kapur
    @sahilkapur
    NEW: @USChamber breaks with Trump and McConnell, pushing Congress to protect Dreamers with “no reduction in legal immigration.”

    The coc aka the bush wing has sooken.

  485. Tina says:

    It is the second oourt ruling, mnw. Hawaii beat Ny.

  486. Tina says:

    The bush wing is for amnesty without border security because they will vote for bushbot candidates later on and keep wages low.

  487. NYCmike says:

    “I think we need more Bob Corkers in the Senate, not fewer.”

    -If they come from states like Colorado, New Mexico, Washington state, Oregon…..then let it be so.

    BUT from Tennessee, which has become much more conservative in the last 20 years, we deserve a stronger conservative voice.

    Odd how a guy like Corker gets elected there, but a former GOP Governor says he won’t back Blackburn due to her opposition to a state income tax…….yet, so-called “deadenders” are said to be all-or-nothing. Laughable.

  488. mnw says:

    Tina

    But have the Bushbots & their COC running dogs considered THIS argument carefully?

    F U all & the horse u rode in on.

  489. Tina says:

    Nate Cohn
    Nate Cohn
    @Nate_Cohn
    It’s important to remember that the Dems are doing so well in special elections in no small part because of a turnout advantage that will be very difficult to sustain in a higher turnout/general election.

    Yeah, low turnout. In ga 175, the r w9n by a very high percentage comoared to the precious race.

  490. Tina says:

    Larry Schweikart
    Larry Schweikart
    @LarrySchweikart
    ·
    7m
    GA 175 final
    LaHood (R) 70.7%
    Gear (D) 23.5%

    This is a big gain from over the last R win there (by about 15 points)

  491. mnw says:

    They’re also doing well because they’re targeting these local races to create a BLUE WAVE narrative.

    PA-18 next month will confirm or refute the BLUE WAVE.

  492. mnw says:

    GA-6 Handel (R); check. Ossoff goes down.

    KS-4 Estes (R); Pompeo’s old seat. GOP hold.

    PA-18: OK, let’s play for some REAL money, mothahumpahs.

  493. Cash Cow TM says:

    Staying in bungalows here on the slope of Arenas volcano.
    Private back deck.
    Nice digs.
    Walt and his missus are sharing one bed and Cow gets other double bed all to Cow self.

    It is nice to get away from insanity of U.S. constant political turmoil for a while. I know you all will handle all that well until I get back. For that, let me say MOOchas grassius.

  494. Cash Cow TM says:

    Staying in bungalows here on the slope of Arenas volcano.
    Private back deck.
    Nice digs.
    Walt and his missus are sharing one bed and Cow gets other double bed all to Cow self.

    It is nice to get away from insanity of U.S. constant political turmoil for a while. I know you all will handle all that well until I get back. For that, let me say MOOchas grassius.

  495. Cash Cow TM says:

    F U Hal.

  496. mnw says:

    Walt/Cow

    Arenas is a beautiful place!

  497. JC says:

    Shaun White is a beast

  498. jason says:

    Amazing, the pressure was really on.

  499. jason says:

    “no reduction in legal immigration.”

    Good for the US Chamber of Commerce.

  500. jason says:

    “we deserve a stronger conservative voice.”

    Like us?

    Thanks

    Senators Buck, Angle, Miller, COD, Akin, Mourdock, McDaniels and Moore

  501. Tina says:

    And no reduction in illegal immigration.

  502. jason says:

    If we “had more Bob Corkers,” we’d all be in dhimmitude to the Iranian mullahs and their little Quisling puppet leader Zero, jason.”

    Zzzzzz… if it weren’t for Bob Corker, you wouldn’t even know what was in the Iran “deal”.

    Elections have consequences. We have the Iran deal because of Obama, not Corker.

    And running deadenders so more liberal Dems can get elected to the Senate will just ensure more of the same.

  503. jason says:

    The immigration deadenders want to mix legal immigration with illegal immigration.

    It won’t work.

    For years we have been hearing that the problem was illegal immigration. So now the problem is legal immigration?

    I’m for ZERO CUTS IN LEGAL IMMIGRATION. Zero, nada, zilch.

  504. jason says:

    NYC to say the only “problem” with Cotton Perdue is a 50% cut in legal immigration in 3, 2, 1….

    It’s like saying the only problem with a roast beef sandwich is a dog turd in the middle of it.

  505. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Some Nordic countries are starting to get tough on immigration.

    “The United Nations refugee organisation UNHCR has sharply criticised Finland for increasingly relying on ‘internal flight’ in its asylum decisions.

    Also known as internal relocation, the concept is that a person who might otherwise have the right to asylum may receive a negative decision if the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) decides that he or she can be safely returned to a different part of their home country.

    Finnish authorities have adopted stricter asylum policies since the sudden influx of asylum seekers in late 2015, most of them from Iraq and Afghanistan. As a result, a larger proportion of asylum seekers have received negative decisions on their applications. While in 2015 it was still relatively simple for Iraqis to gain asylum in Finland, the situation had changed dramatically by mid-2016.

    In June of that year, 77 percent of Iraqi applicants were rejected, compared to 13 percent a year earlier.”

  506. Michael says:

    Checking in. Hope everyone is doing well!
    It has been about a year since I posted. Bitterlaw would know however that I have moved 😉

    PA-15 Poll for everyone to check out. http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-trump-poll-five-takeaways-20180212-story.html

  507. TrumpIsPeteWilson says:

    Republicans begging Bob Corker to run again for his seat because their internal polling shows Bredesen ahead of Blackburn.

    Republicans also begging Cramer to run against Heidi.

    And they are pouring tens of millions of PAC money to win a heavily gerrymandered red district in Pennsylvania with stops by Pence and all the top GOP brass.

    Everything the GOP does reeks of desperation.

    What’s funny is that Corker is more likely to lose than Blackburn because of his sweetheart real estate tax break that screams of corruption.

    *******************

    And then there’s skeletor Rick Scott who has given every signal that he’s going to run. With a result this unexpected, will he risk his political career?

    If Skeletor bows out, that’s a ton of money the DNC can spend to flip Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, and yes, Texas.

    ***********************

    Did you guys hear that? It’s the coming blue tsunami. It’s going to drown you ignorant savages in your own filth.

    BRING. IT. ON.

  508. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    538. “If Skeletor bows out, that’s a ton of money the DNC can spend to flip Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, and yes, Texas.”

    Really Obamacon? DNC has tons of money? Your knowledge of DNC finances is about as worthless as your political predictions.

    “The DNC is reportedly ‘dead broke.’ The RNC has nearly $40 million. February 2, 2018

    The Democratic National Committee had a rough 2017, plagued by leadership troubles, internal squabbling, and unflattering reports. To top it off, the party ended the year “dead broke,” says The Intercept’s Ryan Grim.

    The Democratic Party is carrying more than $6 million in debt, according to year-end filings — and has just $6.5 million in the bank. Do the math, and the party is working with just over $400,000 overall. Meanwhile, the Republicans are swimming in pools of money. The Republican National Committee had raised $132 million by the end of 2017 — about twice as much as the DNC — and entered 2018 with almost $40 million to spare, with not a penny of debt.”

  509. MichiganGuy says:

    Generic Congressional Ballot:
    .
    Democrats 45% (+3)
    Republicans 42%
    .

    McLaughlin & Associates poll 2/5-9

    https://t.co/Mh1y7xoCSr

  510. Tina says:

    “…But it is noteworthy that Flynn had already pled guilty, and in the course of doing so had agreed to Mueller’s demand that he waive “the right to any further discovery or disclosures of information not already provided” — in addition to forfeiting many other trial and appellate rights. (See plea agreement, pages 6–7.) It certainly appears that [Judge] Sullivan’s order supersedes the plea agreement and imposes on the special counsel the obligation to reveal any and all evidence suggesting that Flynn is innocent of the charge to which he has admitted guilt. Could this provide General Flynn with factual grounds of which he was previously unaware to seek to have his plea vacated? Would he have a viable legal basis to undo the plea agreement that he and his lawyer signed on November 30? We do not know at this point…”

    The judges order superscrdes flynns plea and is more than just brady.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/456379/michael-flynn-guilty-plea-questions-raised-about-fbi-robert-mueller-investigation

  511. Tina says:

    When Judge Contreras pulled out, Flynn’s case was reassigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. We now know that one of Judge Sullivan’s first actions on the case was to file an order directing Mueller to provide Flynn with any evidence in the special counsel’s possession that is favorable to Flynn, whether on the issue of guilt or of sentencing. Significantly, the order stresses that if Mueller has such evidence but believes it is not “material” and therefore that Flynn is not entitled to disclosure of it, Mueller must show the evidence to the court so that Judge Sullivan may decide whether to mandate its disclosure.

    So, Contreras is removed and Sullivan gets the case. The above request is not normalky made by the judge.

    They will also have to reveal that Comedy beleived flynn did not lie, as didmthe agent who interviewed flynn, pete the cheat. Two fbi people said he did not lie, then, younhave the illegal warrant and the actions of Sjw yates.

    Thinking, a good chance the plea deal is tossed.

  512. Tina says:

    Nothing flynn did in the conversation with his counterpart in russia was illegal. Otherwise, mulehead woukd have charged flynn with collusion, Also, there is no violation of any other law, such as the one raised by sjw yates in the illegal wire tap.

  513. mnw says:

    Tina 543

    The judge’s order you reference is unlike any I’ve ever seen. It is definitely not the usual boilerplate discovery language.

  514. mnw says:

    I read TIPW as predicting Bredesen (D) will defeat Blackburn for TN Senate in Nov.

    Let’s make a note of that, shall we?

    Also, the Kindergarden (sic) Kid isn’t exactly oozing confidence about PA-18, is he? Already making excuses, it sounds like to me.

    I note also that he posts his psycho rants at 2am on a weeknight. Guess he’s not too concerned about an alarm clock going off in the morning & getting ready for work?

  515. mnw says:

    WHOOPS, THERE IT IS!

    Politico/Morning Consult Generic, released TODAY:

    GOP 39
    DEMs 38

    Happy Valentine’s Day to all the trolls on Bogo Pogo & all the ships at sea.

  516. Tina says:

    Mnw, the judge also has a history of siding against the gubment id there are abuses by it,

    We shall see what happens, but without the illegal wiretap, there is no fbi interview.

    It may be an issue where mccabe changed the 302, suggesting guilt, when bith comedy and pete the cheat indicated flynn did nothing illlegal.

  517. Tina says:

    All ships at sea?

    What about paper planes in the air?

  518. mnw says:

    Tina

    As both Andy McCarthy & Clarice Feldman noted, it sounds like this judge may suspect that the govt withheld what is arguably exculpatory evidence from defense counsel.

    Uh-oh!

  519. Tina says:

    I think flynns plea was bs. It appears thst he took the plea since he had little money left and they were targeting his son.

    Flynn and mccabe do not like eqch other. Flynn. Wrote a letter in favor of an fbi personnel who accused mccabe of harassment. Mccabe could very well changed petes 302.

    Another unnamed agent was with pete the cheat. I wonder if that agent concluded the same as pete and comedy during his 3/17 testimony to congress.

  520. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #551
    Agreed. The General was broke and being badly bullied by the Special Counsel’s henchmen.

  521. Bitterlaw says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day. GFY or somebody else.

  522. DW says:

    547 – MOSHEM at RRH was quick to call it bunk. And they were threatening to ban someone last night for pointing out the obvious.

  523. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    With respect to Susan Rice’s January 20,2017 e-mail to herself, my concerns are as follows and I would like HHR posters to comment on them:

    1- I write contemporaneous e-mails to myself within hours after a meeting. Rice took two weeks to do so. That is not contemporaneous.
    2- Rice’s self-serving e-mail was written 40 minutes before The Donald took the Presidential Oath of Office. Why?
    3- Rice repeatedly used the phrase, “by the book”, in her memo. That is a talking point and really odd in that circumstance. Were the intel and law enforcement agencies doing something nefarious?
    4- We all know that Susan Rice was Obama’s #1 lapdog and always took one for the team. Remember her Benghazi lies to the public?

    What do you think is going on?

  524. mnw says:

    DW

    Noted.

  525. mnw says:

    I think she protests too much.

  526. Phil says:

    Begging Corker to run because Blackburn is behind in Tennessee? Flip Texas?

    LOL

  527. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #554 & 556

    Yes, the new poster at Red Racing Horses is TexasGurl . She took on all comers last night and three different “moderators” threatened her with expulsion.
    He/she is very spirited, but factualand no-nonsense. I predict that she does not last long at RRH.
    You should all read her posts from last night.They are a thing of beauty.

  528. mnw says:

    Sheep

    I didn’t last long either. I committed the unpardonable sin of saying mean things about former Miss America Erica Herald, & I have no remorse.

  529. DW says:

    MOSHEM
    February 14, 2018 at 7:48 am
    We have so many recent special election results, that I’m confident in calling bunk.

    29, M, R, NY-10

    The place should be called Blue Barnyard Donkeys.

  530. Mr.Vito says:

    Commie Red Stalking Horses

  531. jason says:

    Hey Michael, welcome back.

  532. jason says:

    Red Braying Jackasses?

  533. Wobbles says:

    If Flynn’s charges get tossed I am moving permanently to Bogo Pogo.

  534. Bitterlaw says:

    Good to see Michael is back. He only lives a few miles from me now. I might have to add him to the list of Hedgehoggers I have met in person.

  535. jason says:

    Everything Susan Rice does, says or write always reeks of deceit. THE poster woman for “the ends justify the means” theory.

  536. SoHope says:

    Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) is having a little fun at Pelosi’s expense, while continuing the fight for lower taxes on working Americans.

    Rosita has drafted a bill titled the “Creating Relief and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings Act” — in other words, the CRUMBS Act — which would exempt from taxation any bonuses paid by employers under the new tax bill, up to $2,500 during 2018.

    ***This is how you become a Senator from Indiana

  537. jason says:

    Btw, where is wvally? We only have one female A-hole, and its important to show A-holes are for gender equality and diversity too.

  538. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – I blame MD for the lack of female A-holes. He refused to consider membership for GoDuke!!! and Tina. Lisab by was briefly considered but a Utopian A-hole seems too much of a stretch.

  539. jason says:

    Proud ObamaCON should stay out of the political analysis and prediction business and concentrate on saving the Marxist revolution in Venezuela.

    Promoting Marxism in the US while hundreds of thousands try to flee his Marxist paradise to try to get something to eat in Colombia is a tough sell.

    But I hear ProudObamaCON is trying to bring the North Korean cheerleaders here to tour with Democrats at their campaign rallies.

  540. jason says:

    And where is Scooter?

  541. DW says:

    Conservatives law makers could also pass a bill to setup a special government web site for liberals who hate the tax bill, where people can use the simple interface to send in to the government all the extra money they want, as a way to provide relief for them.

  542. Bitterlaw says:

    Scooter is on FB. He told me to give his regards to HHR

  543. Mr.Vito says:

    I am at the bagel shop this morning and CNN is on… bleh. Fortunately thw sound is off.

    A commentator just said the GOP is wandering around their districts being bombarded with questions from constituents about Rob Porter.

    Seriously…

  544. Hugh says:

    I suspect most people don’t know who rob porter is nor do they care. It’s a non story story perpetuated by the msm. It will last another 5 days. Then who cares? Clearly poorly handled. Laws broken? No. Any women beat up by him in the WH no. So any one accused of hitting or actually hitting a wife should be unemployed? Forever?

  545. Bitterlaw says:

    Hugh – If you would hire somebody who physically assaulted his wife, you are a dirtbag.

  546. DW says:

    new Economist/YouGov Generic Ballot:

    D 42
    R 38

    Their prior one was D+6

    Trolls hardest hit.

  547. Hugh says:

    I wouldn’t hire him

  548. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    New PPP (D) poll
    Trump Job Approval- 44(+4)/50(-6)
    Generic ballot: Dem- 49(-2), GOP- 41(+1)
    2020: Trump- 43, Gillibrand- 42; Trump- 43; Harris- 43, Trump- 44, Warren- 44; Kennedy- 46, Trump- 43, Booker- 46, Trump- 42; Sanders- 48, Trump- 44; Biden- 51, Trump- 42
    https://www.publicpolicypolling.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/PPP_Release_National_21418.pdf

  549. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #580
    Add: This is D+10 in PID.

  550. GPO says:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/wolf-rejects-republican-proposed-congressional-map-gerrymandering-case-20180213.html

    If we actually got to the point where the state supreme court drew the lines, do you think Alito and the SC would agree to step in? I know they decided not to a week ago, but that was when the state sc drawing the lines was only a threat. I’m no lawyer, but I would think some federal court would step in. This is banana republic stuff

  551. JC says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    February 14, 2018 at 10:11 am
    Hugh – If you would hire somebody who physically assaulted his wife, you are a dirtbag
    ————————

    Where the f**k do you see Hugh suggesting that he would do that? Really, how does your brain actually come to that rediculous conclusion?

    By your standard of logic, you have to know every little facet and life history of everyone you associate with because that also makes you complicit in encouraging the behavior of their past sins. Stupid.

    It’s like when I mentioned the electoral statistics of my new district and you accused me of being racist. Just like ignorant liberals, you seem to believe that you can read people’s minds and and derive sinister motives.

  552. hugh says:

    JC. I appreciate the support

  553. Todd McCain says:

    If they nominate Corey Booker or Kamala Harris, DJT is on his way to re-election.

  554. DW says:

    Bitter, I was picking up a pizza and in the waiting area by the door was a father and son fully decked out in Eagles gear. They looked happy. I thought of you.

  555. BayernFan says:

    So GOP ahead of Dems in Politico generic ballot poll…. loons and never-Trumpers (is there a difference?) hardest hit.

  556. BayernFan says:

    JC….. As I’ve said before… BL loves to beat the beat the chit out of straw men. He’s undefeated against them!!

  557. Phil says:

    Kamala Harris campaign slogan:

    Make America California

    or

    Make America Venezuela

    ……same thing.

    Winning campaign.

  558. Wobbles says:

    New PPP (D) poll
    Trump Job Approval- 44(+4)/50(-6)”

    PPP was bought by Rasmussen, trash it.

  559. MichiganGuy says:

    NT

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