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Kaine Cruising to Re-Election in VA

It is almost sad how bad the Republican Party has gotten in the state of Virginia and to dd to the “fun”, their leading candidate for the nomination for the US Senate is a man who sole issue in his political life appears to be making sure the confederate flag is flown as often as possible. Here are the results of the latest poll from Christopher Newport University.

US SENATE – VIRGINIA (CNU)
Tim Kaine (D-inc) 56%
Nick Freitas (R) 33%

Tim Kaine (D-inc) 56%
E.W. Jackson (R) 32%

Tim Kaine (D-inc) 56%
Corey Stewart (R) 32%

US SENATE – VIRGINIA – GOP PRIMARY (CNU)
Corey Stewart 16%
E.W. Jackson 7%
Nick Freitas 6%
Ivan Raiklin 1%

This poll was done February 5-28 among registered voters.

Posted by Dave at 6:19 am
Filed under: General | Comments (596)

596 Responses to “Kaine Cruising to Re-Election in VA”

  1. MichiganGuy says:

    First!

  2. Tgca says:

    Dos Bebe! Dos!

  3. Tina says:

    Sarah Sanders
    @PressSec
    Courage isn’t taking “a question from CNN,” Jim. Courage is combat veterans Sgt. Peck and Staff Sgt. Dwyer – the two heroes at the briefing. #itsnotaboutyou (link: https://twitter.com/acosta/status/970758393081114625) twitter.com/acosta/status/…

    She is one of the best press secretaries.

  4. NYCmike says:

    Agreed on Sanders.

    Unfortunately, also agree that the Republican Party in Virginia is pathetic.

  5. MichiganGuy says:

    Oscars 2018: viewing figures for ceremony lowest ever recorded
    .
    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/mar/06/oscars-2018-viewing-figures-for-ceremony-lowest-ever-recorded
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    I heard Bitter was the only one to watch the Oscars from beginning to end . 🙂

  6. Chicon says:

    How’s turnout in TX?

  7. Bitterlaw says:

    I only watched from 9:30 to 10:30. It was too cold in the house and we had to burrow under the covers. I kept one arm out to hold the cat.

  8. Bitterlaw says:

    I don’t think politics had much of an impact this year. They always give leftist speeches. There were no huge movies up for awards this year. Not a huge buzz over a love story about a man-fish or a murder and some billboards. Even the movie about evil white people, Get Out, had limited appeal because it sucked.

    Next year should have better ratings because Black Panther will be nominated for everything and its huge audience will watch.

  9. Bitterlaw says:

    70% of GOP voters in Virginia want somebody other than the candidates actually running? Interesting.

  10. dblaikie says:

    Virginia — the only blue state in the south. What a distinction for them.

  11. Chicon says:

    Bitter, I bet there would’ve been similar numbers for the 2016 Presidential campaign.

  12. DW says:

    10 – its deceptive, just give the collar counties in northern VA to DC, and suddenly the state as a whole is bright red and votes R in every statewide race.

    But yes, the GOP is in shambles here, thanks to the big egos.

  13. Tina says:

    That is a big time ratings decline, 20% for it.

  14. Tina says:

    Have any of the lawyers here had clients like Nunberg? Setting aside the ethical concerns that cn and n should have had before putting him on.

  15. DW says:

    I only regret that I have but one life to not watch the Oscars.

  16. Chicon says:

    12 – DW, that’s the case with every state with dominant urban areas, given the look of the red/blue maps by county or congressional district over the years. If not for Chicago, IL would be red.

  17. Tina says:

    http://amp.dailycaller.com/2018/03/05/nate-silver-democrats-house/

    Nate silverfish, fwiw, throws cold water on muh blue wave in the house.

  18. Chicon says:

    Nate still sez the Dems are modest favorites to win the House.

  19. Tina says:

    Federal judge rules that trump can end daca.

  20. Tina says:

    Bob Corker won’t back Marsha Blackburn in GOP primary race for his Senate seat http://washex.am/2D398vo

    Mullah Corker wont back Blackburn.

    Corker is a dead ender.

  21. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #MeToo!!!

    Nashville’s #1 Trump Hater, Mayor Megan Barry, to resign following affair with bodyguard.
    CH 2 News ^ | 3/6/2018 | WKRN CH2 News

  22. Chicon says:

    Tina – a bit of a misleading headline by the Examiner, imo. Corker is going to remain neutral in the primary, and pledges to support the nominee in the fall. Sounds pretty standard to me.

  23. Tina says:

    Hopefully true, chicon. It is corker though and I do not trust him.

  24. MichiganGuy says:

    * Breaking News *
    .
    77 year old Donna Shalala to run for U.S. House, replacing Ros-Lehtinen.
    .
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/03/06/donna-shalala-run-u-s-house-replacing-ros-lehtinen/398113002/
    ———————————————————————————————————————-
    Would she be the oldest freshman/woman is Congressional history?

  25. MichiganGuy says:

    Nebraska
    .
    Trump
    .
    Approval 46%
    Disapprove 44%
    .

    Governor Ricketts re-elect?
    .
    Yes 39%
    No 42%
    .
    Senator Fischer re-elect
    .
    Yes 35%
    No 42%
    .
    Arming teachers
    .
    Yes 56%
    No 25%
    .
    JMC Analytics
    .
    http://winwithjmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Nebraska-Executive-Summary.pdf

  26. MichiganGuy says:

    Yesterday, the Maryland Senate passed a bill 28-17 requiring candidates for President to file 5 years of tax returns to be on the ballot in Maryland. The House of Delegates is expected to pass their version by the end of the session. It seems unlikely that Hogan will sign the bill, but if he did, it would most certainly end up in court.
    .
    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-president-tax-returns-20180305-story.html

  27. MichiganGuy says:

    IL-03 Democratic Primary:
    .
    Lipinski 43%
    Newman 41%
    Undecided 15%
    .
    Public Policy Poll, 648 likely Dems
    .
    https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000161-f92a-de1c-abff-f9bbd9900000
    ——————————————————————————————————————
    Hoping Congressman Lipinski wins. He is probably the most conservative democrat in Congress.

  28. MichiganGuy says:

    RRH:
    .
    “IL-Gov: Billionaire Hyatt hotel heir J.B Pritzker (D) is spending a ridiculous amount of money to buy the Democrat nomination for Governor. Pritzker just added another $7 million to his campaign war chest bringing the total amount of his own money he’s plunked into his gubernatorial campaign to over $63 million! To put that into perspective Donald Trump spend $66 million of his own money for his entire 2016 presidential campaign.”

  29. MichiganGuy says:

    Where did everyone go? Did you guys call another meeting and forget to tell me again!

  30. jason says:

    Mr. Vito calls opposition to tariffs “lobbing grenades” and “lazy rhetoric”

    Here’s hoping for more grenades and lazy rhetoric from the GOP.

    And my email to Toomey got a lazy rhetoric response:

    “The President has very strongly held views on trade policy. I disagree with them,” Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania, told CNN on Monday. “This is not going to have an effect whatsoever on Chinese steel or aluminum, for instance … it’s going to raise the cost of all the products that we use that consume steel.”

  31. jason says:

    “It’s going to raise the cost of all the products that we use that consume steel.”

    But, but, Reagan implemented tariffs too in 3, 2, 1…

  32. jason says:

    “It’s going to raise the cost of all the products that we use that consume steel.”

    And aluminum…

    Let’s see… cars, trucks, buses, planes… construction… machinery…appliances….medical equipment…military equipment…wiring…cans…computers…

  33. mnw says:

    RAS 48 today.

    Also finds voters 2-1 in favor of Trump’s proposed tariffs.

  34. Mr.Vito says:

    “Mr. Vito calls opposition to tariffs “lobbing grenades” and “lazy rhetoric””

    No, that’s what I call your lobbing grenades and lazy rhetoric.

    You happened to pick tariffs as a topic.

  35. Mr.Vito says:

    “Also finds voters 2-1 in favor of Trump’s proposed tariffs.”

    These are the people jason needs to convince.

    “This is not going to have an effect whatsoever on Chinese steel or aluminum, for instance … it’s going to raise the cost of all the products that we use that consume steel.”

    This will not do it. Until you start hitting someone with numbers instead of rhetoric, you will keep losing this fight.

    “But, but, Reagan implemented tariffs too in 3, 2, 1…”

    You still don’t have a good response to this except these grenades. Work harder.

  36. Mr.Vito says:

    Calling everyone a moron that disagrees, or finds the issue a little more nuanced, or is concerned about the net losers of trade is a poor strategy.

  37. MichiganGuy says:

    W.Va. governor: Deal reached to end 9-day teachers’ strike
    .
    http://www.wmur.com/article/wva-governor-deal-reached-to-end-9-day-teachers-strike/19131067
    ——————————————————————————————————————
    C’mon Walt. Git ‘Er Done!

  38. Mr.Vito says:

    The guy everyone here said ran the best campaign of 2016. He ran on fair trade in a swing state.

    He certainly does not use it as code for ‘no trade’ and I don’t believe he is a Nazi isolationist… but perhaps.

    http://wksu.org/post/whirlpool-adds-jobs-its-ohio-plant-trump-administration-bumps-tariffs

    Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced increased tariffs on imported washing machines. U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, a Republican, and Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, strongly support the move, saying it’s good for Ohio manufacturing.

    Whirlpool North America’s Vice President Aaron Spira said the company will add 200 new manufacturing jobs at the plant.

    The Trump administration said it’s fighting back against cheaper, Chinese-made washers by LG and Samsung flooding the market.

  39. Mr.Vito says:

    “He certainly does not use it as code for ‘no trade’ and I don’t believe he is a Nazi isolationist… but perhaps.”

    For those following at home, these were some of the grenades lobbed yesterday.

  40. NYCmike says:

    NO MORE LINKS, Mr. Vito! Have you no decency man!?!?

    I mean Sock!

  41. jason says:

    I didn’t call you a moron, I called NYC a moron.

    So far the only arguments you put forth I find relevant were the human rights abuses and intellectual property theft.

    I think those can be dealt with by legal action or other sanctions than tariffs.

    “Voters are in favor of tariffs”

    Intellectually weak argument, I already granted that a majority in the GOP have bought the protectionist isolationist argument Trump made, I hope its ok if I can disagree with most GOP voters. I even cited a poll where GOP voters favored free trade before the election and oppose it now.

    Until you start hitting someone with numbers instead of rhetoric”

    Wow, I don’t think you thought that out.

    You really dispute that higher tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will not raise the price of goods made with these materials?

  42. Tina says:

    Mnw, i am surprised at ras findings about the tariffs.

    Trump is also beating up the drats on daca.

  43. jason says:

    arlier this week, the Trump administration announced increased tariffs on imported washing machines”

    Different tariff than what we are discussing, steel and aluminum.

    Not that I agree with tariffs on imported washing machines either, but at least it falls into a category of “targeted” tariffs (rather than blanket tariffs) against specific violators of trade agmts.

    And finally, you barked up the wrong tree.

    Portman DOES NOT STRONGLY SUPPORT the tariffs on steel and aluminum.

    What he actually said was:

    WASHINGTON — For years, as a member of the House and as President George W. Bush’s U.S. trade representative, Rob Portman argued that Democratic lawmakers weren’t as pro-trade as they should have been because they were too tied to organized labor.

    But now, as a Republican senator from Ohio, Portman is watching his party’s president turn the GOP in a protectionist direction. On Thursday, against the sentiments of some in his administration, Trump declared that he would impose big tariffs on steel and aluminum — a move that could raise prices for consumers, might set off a trade war and already has infuriated fellow Republicans.

    “I would have preferred a more targeted approach as to the product and as to the country where it’s coming from,” Portman said. “I come from Ohio. We’re a big steel state, we want to protect our steel workers — we’ve lost 1,500 steelworkers in the last couple years — but want to be sure that it’s not going to also hurt the automakers and the other users of steel, manufacturers.”

  44. Mr.Vito says:

    “Intellectually weak argument”

    It isn’t an argument. It is reality. You have the argument to make. You aren’t making it.

    “Wow, I don’t think you thought that out. You really dispute that higher tariffs…”

    Numbers, man. Numbers. Not rhetoric.

  45. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC’s logic – Reagan was a conservative who used tariffs. If Trump uses tariffs, he will be as conservative as Reagan in all ways.

  46. jason says:

    Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania, told CNN on Monday. “This is not going to have an effect whatsoever on Chinese steel or aluminum, for instance … it’s going to raise the cost of all the products that we use that consume steel.”

    Mr. Vito calls this “rhetoric”

    I call it courage and willingness to do the right thing despite knowing a lot of his constituents have bought the real isolationist “lazy rhetoric” that Trump has sold them.

  47. Mr.Vito says:

    “Portman DOES NOT STRONGLY SUPPORT the tariffs on steel and aluminum.”

    No kidding. That is the point, which you still haven’t gotten a day later.

    “And finally, you barked up the wrong tree.”

    It is EXACTLY the tree to bark up.

    I posted similar quotes from him already.

    He is for fair trade. A little of this, a little of that, no so much of the other…

    “Different tariff than what we are discussing, steel and aluminum.”

    No, you have over and over addressed this as a blanket statement.

    If you are going to now say oh, well, I only mean a PARTICULAR ‘protectionist’ policy, then you are conceding the entire debate.

    If you want to change the debate to a PARTICULAR tariff, then you are barking up the wrong tree by addressing me at all.

  48. jason says:

    Wow, I don’t think you thought that out. You really dispute that higher tariffs…”

    Numbers, man. Numbers. Not rhetoric.”

    LOL

    Translation: I need “numbers” to be convinced that a 30% tariff on imported steel and aluminum will not increase the price of the products they are made of.

    Okayyyyy…..

  49. Bitterlaw says:

    Facts and logical arguments? Is this how A-holes fight now? Pathetic.

  50. jason says:

    He is for fair trade”

    LOL

    Richard Trumpka is for “fair trade” too.

    “Different tariff than what we are discussing, steel and aluminum.”

    No, you have over and over addressed this as a blanket stateme”

    Nah, nah, you won’t get away with that. You got caught with the wrong quote, we have not been talking about washing machines, we have been talking about the blanket tariffs on steel and aluminum.

    Man up to your mistake. Don’t be like NYC.

  51. Mr.Vito says:

    Mr. Vito calls this “rhetoric”

    A truism from a politician, one who has cosponsored bills supported by unions, with no data to back it up.

    Yes, that would be rhetoric.

    You know, like, “This is going to give our workers the needed protection from unfair trade practices and steel dumping.”

    It’s a talking point with no analysis.

  52. Mr.Vito says:

    “Richard Trumpka is for “fair trade” too.”

    More rhetoric.

    So was Reagan. Do you have any actual arguments?

    I gave you better ones in the Cato article I posted for you.

  53. Mr.Vito says:

    “Nah, nah, you won’t get away with that.”

    No, you are not going to get away with this.

    Mr ‘Fair Trade’ is code for ‘No Trade’

  54. jason says:

    NYC’s logic – Reagan was a conservative who used tariffs. If Trump uses tariffs, he will be as conservative as Reagan in all ways.”

    The whole thing about Reagan is idiotic anyway.

    As I said before, even if you want to call Reagan a tariff lover it has nothing to do with whether Trump’s tariffs should be implemented or not. Nothing. Nada. Zilch

    The “others did it too” is a weak, silly and intellectually dishonest argument.

  55. NYCmike says:

    “I didn’t call you a moron, I called NYC a moron.”

    -Mr. Vito,

    Share some of that pie! jason may run out of apples soon!

  56. NYCmike says:

    Or maybe he will get his dignity back…….

  57. jason says:

    Sorry, but Toomey’s comment

    “It’s going to raise the cost of all the products that we use that consume steel.”

    That is not rhetoric.

    That is logic..and fact.

    It’s as logical and factual as saying if farmer’s raise the price of wheat by 30%, consumers are going to pay more for bread.

  58. Mr.Vito says:

    jason: “But exactly is your problem with my position that tariffs are self defeating and will end up costing the economy more than it benefits. That other countries will retaliate against American products and jobs will be lost as a result. That consumer prices will increase and the result will be similar to a tax hike.”

    “tariffs are bad policy, no matter who implements them.”

    ” GOP was the party of free trade.”

    “Fair trade is code for protectionism and no trade.”

    “Zzzzzzzz… protectionist garbage. It didn’t work then and it won’t work now.

    Did Reagan bring back the electronics industry?”

    “You “conservatives” enjoy being in bed with Sherrod Brown, a flaming leftist and Richard Trumpka, a Communist.”

    (The response to that was regan’s administration later reduced the tariffs when the dumping stopped, and the USA has 5 of the top 8 companies in semiconductors.)

    Of course there are plenty more blanket statements back there.

  59. Mr.Vito says:

    “Share some of that pie! jason may run out of apples soon!”

    Yeah, well, he was responding to my post, so, yeah, he called me a moron.

  60. Mr.Vito says:

    “That is logic..and fact.”

    So is “Whirlpool North America’s Vice President Aaron Spira said the company will add 200 new manufacturing jobs at the plant.”

  61. Mr.Vito says:

    I’ve already said I like Portman’s policies and I trust him.

    I’ve also said I don’t support all tariffs.

    I’m guessing you didn’t read any of that, since you are still acting as if you are arguing with me instead of making an argument that will sell to the public.

  62. jason says:

    If I use the expression fair trade I mean fair trade. But I don’t use it because the isolationists and protectionists use it as code for no trade.

    When Sherrod Brown uses it, its code for no trade. Same with Trumpka. Same with Trump.

    There are many other examples of words being code depending on who says them.

    Does anyone doubt many words have different contexts depending on who uses them. How about “hate” differently. Or “infrastructure”. Or “divisive”. The MSM and Dems use these completely differently than conservatives.

  63. jason says:

    I’ve already said I like Portman’s policies and I trust him.”

    Same here. I disagree with his support of tariffs for washing machine, I guess he can’t resist trying to save 200 jobs in Ohio, but he has a track record of support of free trade.

  64. jason says:

    Is it rhetoric to say I think Portman has a completely different view of what “fair trade” is than Trump does or is that not obvious enough?

  65. NYCmike says:

    jason and Bitterlaw – I am enjoying this.

    Mr. Vito has provided some links that people can look at and try to educate themselves on the topic, you know, the meat and potatoes of the argument, as they say.

    The two of you have provided…..well, as our A-Hole representatives, I guess it is fitting…..the excrement.

    Change is constant……except for the dirty jobs…..

  66. Mr.Vito says:

    You are free to keep calling people morons and socialists for taking a more nuanced view, and to say what ‘conservative icon’ Reagan did doesn’t matter.

    You are also free to keep bemoaning the fact that the GOP is losing on this issue.

  67. NYCmike says:

    “Is it rhetoric to say I think Portman has a completely different view of what “fair trade” is than Trump does or is that not obvious enough?”

    -Well, it would not be based on actual FACTS.

    Or do you have Trump’s CODE BOOK in your back pocket?

  68. jason says:

    I’ve also said I don’t support all tariffs.”

    I don’t support ANY tariffs because I am in favor of free trade and I don’t believe in protective non-competitive industries, I think the way to protect domestic industry is through a pro-business, low tax, low regulation, and investment in technology and innovation policy.

    However, I would support sanctions and legal actions and even import bans on proven and specific violators of trade agreements, intellectual property and human rights abuses.

  69. jason says:

    You are free to keep calling people morons and socialists for taking a more nuanced view,”

    I reserve the right to have my own reasons for calling people morons and socialists.

    And it certainly is not for taking “a more nuanced view”.

    If Trump takes a more “nuanced view” than these tariffs I will certainly consider it.

  70. jason says:

    Huh, I don’t believe in protecting non-competitive industries not protective.

  71. NYCmike says:

    “If Trump takes a more “nuanced view” than these tariffs I will certainly consider it.”

    -I asked this yesterday, but never saw a response.

    Are the tariffs actually put into effect immediately?

    Or is jason simply bloviating about something that MAY HAPPEN……maybe after a negotiation of sorts…….?

  72. jason says:

    Yeah, well, he was responding to my post, so, yeah, he called me a moron.”

    No I wasn’t responding to your post, but I have already said that several times.

    So it sounds like you want the shoe to fit.

  73. jason says:

    Are the tariffs actually put into effect immediately?

    Or is jason simply bloviating about something that MAY HAPPEN”

    Trump announced tariffs, so why do you think they won’t happen?

    I am voicing my opposition to these tariffs just like many GOP senators and congressmen are too.

    If they don’t happen, fine, I will be very happy.

    You can’t oppose the announcement or the concept unless the tariffs go into effect?

    Is that really your stupid argument?

  74. jason says:

    There is going to be a concerted effort by the GOP leadership to try to get Trump to change his mind.

    Probably Mathis and Mnuchin and Tillerson and others in the administration will too.

    Let’s see.

    But that is why I want the GOP to rise up, am glad Toomey has taken a stance.

  75. Albert Hodges says:

    Chamber of Commerce and unfettered free enterprise proponents hate tariffs because they do raise the cost of goods as well as lead to retaliatory actions by other trade entities.

    People who want to build families and/or a strong country recognize that average working women and men need good paying jobs that they are capable of doing that allows them to support their families.

    People who earn their wages through financial management and/or intellectual activities can survive in a service based economy. That is OUT OF REACH for the average American.

    International corporatists LOVE to see jobs go to low-wage countries. It reduces their production costs and increases their profit margin.

    Socialists LOVE to see good jobs going overseas. This allows them to exploit the poor and the working poor but providing them the necessities of life that working families are able to provide for themselves. So they foster dependence and build their power and the size of government at the same time.

    And working families bear the brunt of paying for all of it.

    Thank God for our VSG President Trump who is a warrior for life and the American family.

    And for all of these concerned about paying a nickel extra for a 6 pack of beer, if people are able to get good jobs paying fair wages and thus aren’t dependent on government for their food, housing and medical care, then if you elect people who will spend government money wisely you will end up saying enough in the taxes you pay to buy a second 6 pack of beer!

    Dismantling an economy built on the backs of American working families will not be without some pain and discomfort. But it is the ONLY course of action to be taken if building the country and nurturing families in important to you.

    In my opinion.

  76. Mr.Vito says:

    “No I wasn’t responding to your post…”

    Sweet mercy.

    ……………………….

    Mr.Vito says:
    March 5, 2018 at 9:49 am
    Spoiler Alert

    All Trump does on policy is see what the former presidents that he sees as successes have done and try to follow their examples.

    As a product of the 80s, that means Trump is saying ‘What Did Reagan Do?’ Nine times out of ten.

    jason says:
    March 5, 2018 at 9:54 am
    All Trump does on policy is see what the former presidents that he sees as successes have done and try to follow their examples.

    As a product of the 80s, that means Trump is saying ‘What Did Reagan Do?’ Nine times out of ten.”

    Huh, moron.

    I supported Ronald Reagan. I voted for Ronald Reagan. I followed Ronald Reagan. I have studied Ronald Reagan.

    Now go to the blackboard and write 1000 times.

    “Trump is no Ronald Reagan”.

  77. NYCmike says:

    “No I wasn’t responding to your post, but I have already said that several times.”

    -Well, since the post you referred to was written by Mr. Vito, it kind of makes sense that both he and I think it was his post that you responded to.

    Of course, I did make the allowance that you were so unhinged at the time that you could make that mistake……but now that it is a day later, and still refuse to say that you responded to a Mr. Vito post instead of one by me, I can only assume you are either a bad person, or you have a screw loose.

  78. NYCmike says:

    “Trump announced tariffs, so why do you think they won’t happen?”

    -Trump talks a lot…if you didn’t notice.

    He did the same while in NYC, when he was trying to develop a property. It is part of how he negotiates (my opinion, but one formed over the last 40 years of watching the man).

    Of course, I repeatedly told you things about Trump over the course of the campaign which you willfully ignored, so no sense in you trying to change stripes now.

  79. NYCmike says:

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/05/house-democrats-ties-to-louis-farrakhan/

    -“CG”,

    Any interest?

    Or did Trump take his “gun” out on Fifth Avenue again?

  80. NYCmike says:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/376909-bush-says-trump-makes-me-look-pretty-good-by-comparison-report

    -The Obama White House made you look good as well, but you stayed MUTE for 8 years.

  81. CG says:

    I detest the ties that Democrats have had to black nationalists and anti-Semitic groups such as the Nation of Islam, while also detesting the ties that Trump and his campaign and Administration have had to white nationalists and anti-Semitic groups.

  82. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    82. Both the Bush and Clinton families need to realize their presidencies are now past history, and they need to go away.

  83. CG says:

    It’s not like George W. said anything publicly.

    Did he lose his right to have private conversations?

    Of course, he criticized Obama privately to, while also realizing that his political party was responsible for providing opposition officially.

    Since his political party has abandoned him for a man who supported impeaching him and called him a war criminal, I would think George W. Bush has the right to speak out if he wishes, since he is not a Democrat, and knows the Republicans cannot be counted on to do that.

  84. NYCmike says:

    “Of course, he criticized Obama privately to”

    -“to” whom?

    How do you know this?

  85. Tina says:

    President mute opined again?

    Wants to be in the good graces of the drats?

    Spent like a drat.

  86. CG says:

    typo, meant to say “too”

    He sure did enough fundraisers for Republicans running to oppose the Obama Agenda to prove his intent, even if we were not privy to the private conversations.

  87. CG says:

    The fact is that George W. Bush has never once made public reference to Donald Trump, other than the Tweet he sent to congratulate him on his election and pledge his cooperation as a former President.

  88. Tina says:

    18 at 3:26 pm
    82. Both the Bush and Clinton families need to realize their presidencies are now past history, and they need to go away.

    So true and the bushs were two of the worst “r” presidents.

    Nclb

    Iraq

    Medicare part d

    Isis

    No jobs

    Debt and deficits

  89. Tina says:

    It would make my day if p george was primaried. That would end this famiky from destroying america.

  90. Tina says:

    Reagan erred in taking groper as the veep.

    Made a deal with the devil.

  91. Tina says:

    And the bushes deserve to be clled out for their silence about clinton and obama.

    Obama bashed the crap out of bush for 8 years.

    All mute 43 did was smike stupidly.

  92. Wes says:

    There’s exactly no evidence GWB ever said anything critical to anyone about Obama. Corey’s just pulling that out of his ass because he just can’t bear the fact that GWB may have ever not been absolutely perfect.

  93. jason says:

    Vito, that post was in response to NYC’s post on Reagan.

    I can go back and look to see which one if you think it matters.

    IT WAS NOT IN REFERENCE TO YOUR POST.

    Its unfortunate that you have a moron for a wingman in this situation, so it gets confusing.

    I respect your views, always have, and never called you a moron so don’t intend to start now.

  94. Tina says:

    Obama always excused 8 years of the worst avg. gdp growth as bushs fault.

    That idiot caused us to lose 2006, w2008, and 2012 elelctions,

    At least we are no longer saddled with the iraq mess since trump opposed the war there.

  95. Tina says:

    But Bush is a muh conservative because he wanted to ban gay marriage and pit his hand on the bible.

    Garbage in and out.

  96. jason says:

    “Trump announced tariffs, so why do you think they won’t happen?”

    -Trump talks a lot…if you didn’t notice.”

    Fine, if he doesn’t mean it that’s great. The country will thank him for it.

    I am opposed to tariffs that Trump pretends to implement and those he implements.

  97. NYCmike says:

    “I can go back and look to see which one if you think it matters.”

    -Copy-and-paste the original, and then yours.

    That should suffice.

    Thanks in advance.

  98. NYCmike says:

    C

  99. jason says:

    jason says:
    March 5, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Hey NYC, if I want to call Vito a moron, I don’t have to pretend its you.

    So in case there is any question, YOU are a moron.”

    I made it quite clear I was not calling Mr. Vito a moron.

  100. jason says:

    I was talking to Vito not to you.

    GFY.

    But I will make it easy so I don’t have to go back two threads

    I apologize to Mr. Vito for calling him a moron in the event I made a mistake thinking I was calling NYC a moron instead.

  101. Wes says:

    For some reason, HAL won’t let me post the link, but NBC has its most likely Senate flips for this year.

    Sorry, Robbie. It’s not an encouraging list for the Democrats. I know that bothers you in your quest to see all Republicans running for office punished for the primary electorate’s refusal to nominate JEB!.

    Number One is because of that Mikey- and Bannon-backed scum, Danny Tarkanian.

    I disagree about Arizona because McSally has built-in advantages and is locking the primary down early.

    Otherwise a solid list:

    Nevada (R): A tough GOP primary + a state Hillary Clinton won in 2016 + a Dem challenger facing minimal opposition = Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, being the most endangered Senate incumbent of 2018.
    North Dakota (D): Republicans are divided over whether this race or the Senate contest in Missouri is their best pick-up opportunity now that GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer has decided to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. But the tiebreaker goes to North Dakota, given that Trump got 63 percent of the vote there in 2016 versus 56 percent in Missouri.
    Arizona (R): This race remains the most fascinating Senate contest of 2018. There’s a competitive GOP primary to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, the potential of a November showdown between two female candidates (Democrat Kyrsten Sinema vs. Republicans Martha McSally or Kelli Ward) and, of course, the presence of Joe Arpaio.
    Missouri (D): In what looks like a 50-50 race between incumbent Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill and Republican Josh Hawley, the scandal surrounding Republican Gov. Eric Greitens doesn’t help the GOP.
    West Virginia (D): Who would you rather be: West Virginia’s most famous politician (Democrat Joe Manchin) running in a state where Trump got 68 percent of the vote in 2016, or a lesser-known Dem senator (Joe Donnelly) running in a state where Trump got 56 percent? Because Democrats have had more recent success in Indiana (see Obama in 2008), we’ll go with Donnelly. But we expect these states to switch back and forth between now and November.
    Indiana (D): See above.
    Wisconsin (D): It looks like it will be a long — and expensive — GOP primary between Republicans Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson, with outside groups pummeling incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in the meantime.
    Florida (D): We could very well move up this race if/when Republican Gov. Rick Scott — and his millions — jump into the contest to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott’s shift on guns after the Parkland shooting has been striking.
    Tennessee (R): Republicans caught a break when retiring GOP Sen. Bob Corker decided not to re-enter this race, which would could have produced a bitter primary between Corker and Rep. Marsha Blackburn. But given the national environment and the big-name Democratic candidate (former Gov. Phil Bredesen), this race remains worth watching.
    Ohio (D): One of the key questions of this 2018 season is if Democrats — in the Senate and gubernatorial contests — can get their groove back in Ohio after their shellacking there in 2016. Brown seems to be in as good of a position as Democrats could have hoped at the beginning of this cycle. But like Tennessee, this race is worth watching.

  102. DW says:

    Good analysis Wes.

  103. NYCmike says:

    #TariffsarebadMorontakemyballGoHome

  104. Wes says:

    Interestingly this years Democrats are defending three Senate seats Republicans lost during the Eisenhower years and have never won back since: WI (1957), WV (1958), and ND (1960).

    It would be great if Republicans could win back all three of those seats they’re currently 0-33 in since losing them back then.

  105. jason says:

    Don’t get too excited wes, deadenders will never give up from trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

  106. jason says:

    “At least we are no longer saddled with the iraq mess since trump opposed the war there.”

    No, Trump claimed he opposed the war but actually he supported the invasion.

    STERN: Are you for invading Iraq?

    TRUMP: Yeah, I guess so. I wish the first time it was done correctly.

    Late, confronted with this statement he gave a Trump answer:

    That was a long time ago, and who knows what was in my head.” Trump said.

  107. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    A victory in Federal Court for the Trump Administration vis-a-vis sanctuary city withholding of funds. This ruling is from a very liberal District Judge in San Francisco.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/federal-judge-allows-trump-to-withhold-grants-to-california-as-part-of-sanctuary-city-crackdown/article/2650841

  108. Tina says:

    Muh kelky ann, violation of Hatch Act.

    Muh Gary Cohn resigning because of muh trade war.

    Jebot

  109. NYCmike says:

    “No, Trump claimed he opposed the war but actually he supported the invasion.”

    -Kind of like jason telling us about the renowned free trader President Reagan while Mr. Vito provides links to the statements his administration made in defense of protectionism and tariffs….

    🙂

    Names to spewed in 3…..2…….1…….

  110. Tina says:

    Nearly 6 in 10 voters want her thighness to be prosecuted.

    3 in 10 jebots do not want their candidate prosecuted.

    1 in 10 was undecided.

  111. Chicon says:

    Any anecdotes from Texas yet?

  112. Chicon says:

    I heard Texas is about to turn blue….

  113. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #116
    I heard indirectly that Democrat voters are overrunning their polling places like Santa Ana did at the Alamo!

  114. Walt says:

    Tuesday was bridge day… came in next to last.
    I think there is a conspiracy to give me horrible cards. I am calling for an officail investigation.
    ******************

    WV TEACHER STRIKE IS OVER!

    My wife texted me during bridge this morning that the Senate and House have agreed to a
    –5% pay raise for teachers
    –5% raise for service personnel
    –5% raise for state police
    –5% raise for all state government employees

    Hopefully, everyone will be back in school on Wed.
    _________________________
    I want to personally thank Cash Cow for all her efforts in brokering this deal. She churned out lots of work and milked it for all it was worth to come up with a butter…err..better deal that should make everyone cream.

    If the news reports mention that some unidentified cow played an instrumental part in brokering this deal, I just want you to know it was our pal, Cash Cow.

  115. Tina says:

    Eu is imposing tariffs left and right,

    They wont take our cars sans tariffs, yet we take theirs sans tariffs.

  116. mnw says:

    Congrats, Walt.

  117. jason says:

    Eu is imposing tariffs left and right,

    They wont take our cars sans tariffs, yet we take theirs sans tariffs.”

    Zzzzz…. nobody is going to “win” a trade war.

    All its going to to do is increase prices and decrease jobs.

  118. jason says:

    NYC back to whining “but, but, someone else did it too”

    Brilliant.

  119. mnw says:

    Maybe all the posters who disagree with you about tariffs are “deadenders”?

  120. NYCmike says:

    “NYC…..

    Brilliant.”

    -Agreed!

  121. Tina says:

    Muh Deadender.

  122. Tina says:

    Muh trade war.

    Muh Cohen

    Muh Gone.

  123. Tina says:

    Vice President Mike Pence
    ?
    @VP
    The Trump Administration is cracking down on unfair trade practices & fighting for trade deals that are fair, reciprocal, and trade that puts AMERICAN JOBS AND AMERICAN WORKERS FIRST.
    4:31 PM – Mar 6, 2018

  124. Tina says:

    The Rooster now wants a 2nd SC.

    In Other news John Kerry, who served in Vietanm is now under House investigation, per s. carter.

  125. jason says:

    Keep those grenades and lazy rhetoric coming….

    GOP Sen. Mike Lee (Utah)on legislation to return the power to levy tariffs to Congress.

    “Congress has delegated its authority in this area to the executive branch in great abundance over the last century or so,” Lee told Forbes on Tuesday. “This legislation would seek to return some trade authority to Congress as a way to protect against unilateral decisions from the executive branch.”

    Lee’s legislation would require congressional approval for Trump’s trade actions, including tariffs.

    and

    “GOP Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.) told reporters on Tuesday that he would support new legislation if Trump pushes forward with his tariff plan. And Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) told reporters on Monday that Congress could take action in response to the tariffs — but declined to say what those potential actions would be.”

    and

    Meanwhile, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) — the chairman of the Senate GOP’s campaign arm — told Bloomberg that he has “no doubt Congress would be forced to act” if Trump enacts the tariff.

    NYC to call Lee, Johnson, and Gardner RINOS in 3, 2, 1….

  126. jason says:

    Everyone opposed to tariffs in the administration should resign.

    Let the isolationists and protectionists own them.

  127. jason says:

    “fighting for trade deals that are fair, reciprocal,”

    Translation: fighting for the AFL-CIO.

  128. Tina says:

    With goldmas sachs leaving, nafta can be killed.

  129. jason says:

    Trump can’t help himself.

    After pretty much uniting the GOP and beginning to win public approval for the tax bill he is going unnecessarily divide the party and put the economy at risk with foolish protectionist garbage that is only going to hurt consumers and cost jobs.

    I have been supportive of Trump’s initiatives even when I did not agree with all the details because there was a net positive.

    There is no net positive in this, and I hope the GOP makes sure every voter knows there is nothing conservative about tariffs, its straight out the big labor playbook, the same big labor that spends hundreds of millions to defeat conservatives and elect liberals.

  130. jason says:

    Right, I am sure the plans to hire 300 were not in the works before yesterday.

    LOL.

  131. jason says:

    So far I have seen negative comments by Gardner, Flake, Lee, Roberts, Sasse, Hatch.

    Et tu Portman?

    Sen. Rob Portman warns if steel tariffs imposed by @POTUS are “too broad based” then they “could have a negative impact on our economy and Ohio workers”.

    But on the other hand these fine conservatives are very supportive:

    Sherrod Brown and Ron Wyden.

  132. jason says:

    Trump will discover the Dems and the unions applauding this nonsense are not really his friends.

  133. NYCmike says:

    I have stated, categorically, that I am not in favor of the tariffs.

    Why Jason keeps thinking I would be against any Republican taking a principled stand against tariffs is beyond me.

  134. NYCmike says:

    If Jason is confused about my argument about tariffs with him, maybe he needs to go back and look at how he started it.

  135. NYCmike says:

    The political aspect of the tariff issue is where my knowledge is limited. No, the union bosses will not be Trumps friends. But, will the union wirkers respond to his actions the same way they did in November 2016?

    That is a good question, and it should not be dismissed with petty name calling.

  136. Mr.Vito says:

    Mike PEnce: “I hope that before long we can lift these [tariffs] and that this episode will be recorded as a small incident in the building of our relationship… But we will do what is necessary to see that other nations live up to their obligations and trading agreements with us. Trade must be free. It must also be fair.”

  137. Mr.Vito says:

    Oh, sorry, 144 was also Reagan.

  138. jason says:

    I have stated, categorically, that I am not in favor of the tariffs.”

    Excellent, excellent.

  139. jason says:

    “The political aspect of the tariff issue is where my knowledge is limited.”

    Don’t be modest and don’t sell yourself short.

    Your knowledge limits go much farther than that.

  140. Phil says:

    …..about that blue wave washing over Texas. With 60 percent of precincts reporting so far tonight (translates into about 85 percent of the vote in) there have been right at half a million more votes cast in the Republican Primary than in the Democratic Primary.

    All I have read over the past two weeks is the MSM wetting themselves over the the fact that “Democrats were leading in early voting numbers”

    Keep in mind there was not a single Republican race on the ballot to boost Republican numbers. Dems had a contested governor’s race that will result in a runoff.

  141. jason says:

    Why Jason keeps thinking I would be against any Republican taking a principled stand against tariffs is beyond”

    Heavens no.

    I am glad you favor Republicans taking principled stands against tariffs.

    I do too. I hope in the next few days a lot more of them will join Johnson, Lee, Flake, Hatch, Ryan, Roberts, Portman, Walker, McConnell, Graham, Brady and others in pushing hard against this folly.

  142. jason says:

    Thanks for the update Phil.

  143. jason says:

    “I hope that before long we can lift these [tariffs] and that this episode will be recorded as a small incident in the building of our relationship”

    Wow, that really sounds like he was a committed tariff lover and a rabid isolationist, doesn’t it?

  144. Mr.Vito says:

    “Wow, that really sounds like he was a committed tariff lover and a rabid isolationist, doesn’t it?”

    No, it sounds like he is fighting for the AFL-CIO.

  145. jason says:

    More grenades and lazy rhetoric:

    Graham framed Trump’s tariffs as a victory for China. While China is the chief source of the global oversupply of steel and aluminum, it currently ships little steel and aluminum to the US because of previously imposed trade barriers.

    “China wins when we fight with Europe,” Graham said.

  146. NYCmike says:

    Jason keeps on digging…..a new route to the east??

  147. MichiganGuy says:

    “At the moment, #TX02 GOP candidate Kathaleen Wall is in danger of failing to make the runoff despite self-funding to the tune of $6 million.”
    .
    https://twitter.com/Redistrict/status/971246319321997313
    ——————————————————————————————————————
    I guess $6 million doesn’t buy you as much as it used too. Inflation? 😉

  148. MichiganGuy says:

    @Nate_Cohn

    GOP edge now at about 22 points, 61 to 39 percent. Dems should gain back some ground, but I suspect this won’t prove to be the night they were imagining. None of their top candidates are posting great numbers. And this doesn’t look like the vote of a ‘blue’ Texas.
    .
    @Redistrict

    Dave Wasserman
    .

    Hard to disagree. Dems will still show great gains over ’14/’10, but GOP will still hold very solid lead in primary vote and lots of DCCC-favored scenarios not panning out.

  149. jason says:

    But, will the union wirkers respond to his actions the same way they did in November 2016?

    That is a good question, and it should not be dismissed with petty name calling.”

    Actually it IS a valid question, NYC shows a fleeting moment of lucidity.

    It is completely irrelevant to the questions of whether tariffs are good policy, but relevant to the consequences of bad policy.

    Obviously workers who feel the tariffs will benefit their company or job will support them and Trump. However auto workers in Michigan who probably voted for Trump in large numbers will get the news that these tariffs will be detrimental to them. Will they go back to voting Dem?

    We shall see.

  150. jason says:

    “jason keeps on digging…..a new route to the east??”

    Dang, NYC is hard to please.

    I wholeheartedly agreed with his position that he doesn’t support tariffs and supports principled GOP stances against them.

    And he still is not happy.

  151. BayernFan says:

    Tariff is good politics and, if done right, good policy. Buchanan has a good column on the subject.

  152. BayernFan says:

    So was the blue wave Texas is supposed to experience simply not true?

  153. jason says:

    Buchanan is a flaming anti-semitic idiot and isolationist. He should get a room with Rand Paul and Alex Jones and have a menage a trois.

  154. jason says:

    A Bush can still win in Texas.

    “AUSTIN — Land Commissioner George P. Bush handily won the Republican primary, edging past former commissioner Jerry Patterson and two other candidates in contentious race for the Texas General Land Office.

    With final ballots being counted statewide, Bush held a sizable lead over Patterson, who did appear to have enough votes to force a run-off.

    The victory is affirmation for the 41-year-old incumbent whose record was vigorously attacked by his political opponents, with some declaring Tuesday’s election the possible end of the Bush political dynasty.

    Instead, the results proved that Bush, a scion of the Bush family and son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, still had strong support among Texas Republicans.”

  155. jason says:

    Looks more like a blue ripple…

    /www.nytimes.com/elections/results/texas-primary-election

  156. BayernFan says:

    Even if true, he makes very good and interesting points about tariffs.

  157. jason says:

    When you have to quote a despicable excuse for a human being like Pat Buchanan you don’t have much of an argument.

    Surely you can find someone better to support tariffs.

    Here is someone more reputable

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/sd-peter-navarro-tariffs-san-diego-20180306-htmlstory.html

  158. MichiganGuy says:

    jason says:
    March 7, 2018 at 12:56 am
    A Bush can still win in Texas.

    “AUSTIN — Land Commissioner George P. Bush handily won the Republican primary, edging past former commissioner Jerry Patterson and two other candidates in contentious race for the Texas General Land Office.
    ————————————————————————————————————
    Jason, Bush also received an endorsement from President Trump.
    .
    https://www.npr.org/2018/03/03/590474158/the-last-bush-tries-to-survive-in-the-party-of-trump

  159. MichiganGuy says:

    Georgia Governor – Republican Primary:
    .
    Cagle 38% (+28)
    Kemp 10%
    Hill 10%
    Tippins 3%
    Williams 2%
    Urbach 1%
    Undecided 35%

    Meeting Street Research/Citizens for Georgia’s Future 3/1-4
    .
    https://t.co/JFkHySDhIy #GAgov

  160. Tina says:

    So, no muh blue wave in Texas?

  161. Tina says:

    I have ignored Mccains involvment in the Russian Hillary dossier. He gave the fbi a copy of it, but comedy already had it and the fbi was already had weaponized against trump.

    However, it appears that mmcains associate, kramer, tried to blackmail Trump.

    http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=374157

  162. Tina says:

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1h
    From Bush 1 to present, our Country has lost more than 55,000 factories, 6,000,000 manufacturing jobs and accumulated Trade Deficits of more than 12 Trillion Dollars. Last year we had a Trade Deficit of almost 800 Billion Dollars. Bad Policies & Leadership. Must WIN again! #MAGA

  163. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    mwn and Phil
    At this time yesterday, the MSM was touting early Democrat voting in Texas based on the Donkey’s leading the count in the 20 largest TX Counties.
    Today should be “eating crow day” for them. In the Senate race, the GOP early voting was 808,000 while the Dems turned out 567,000. Rural TX came out bigly for the Republicans.

    Overall, the primary results were 60% GOP and 39% Democrats. The only Congressional District in which the Democrat vote yesterday exceeded the Republican was Hurt’s(R) CD-23 and the difference was small and the Democrats had a contested primary..

    Even Moshe at RRH is pleasantly surprised by the GOP turnout.

    Yet if one reads most MSM articles this morning, they marvel at the Donkey turnout and dismiss that of the GOP. AP’s article on the TX primary results is surreal.

  164. Chicon says:

    172 – I’m sure Robbie will be here today to explain how this strong showing is a mirage, and that only Trump Chumps could believe it.

  165. Chicon says:

    Amendment to 173…. We have Stormy Daniels news! She’s now sued the President! That might be the focus of our intrepid pilot, given its crucial importance.

  166. Messy57 says:

    162. The Tafts were big in Ohio until the last one got convicted of graft.

    meanwhile:
    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/375648-nra-spokeswoman-says-nra-isnt-lobbying-group

    HA!!!!!

  167. Chicon says:

    Messy, what do you think about the Texas Blue Wave?

  168. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    A new Gravis Poll of PA CD-18 has Saccone +3.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/Gravis_PA_18_March_7th_2018.pdf

  169. jason says:

    Wobbie hardest hit.

    “For all the talk of renewed Democratic energy heading into the 2018 midterms, Texas Republicans have set a new benchmark for turnout in a midterm election.

    More than 1.5 million people voted Tuesday in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, won by incumbent Ted Cruz. That beats the previous record of 1.48 million in 2010, during former President Barack Obama’s first term.

    The 2010 election was a massive wave for Republicans, who took control of the U.S. House.”

  170. jason says:

    From Bush 1 to present, our Country has lost more “More than 55,000 factories, 6,000,000 manufacturing jobs and accumulated Trade Deficits of more than 12 Trillion Dollars. Last year we had a Trade Deficit of almost 800 Billion Dollars. Bad Policies & Leadership. Must WIN again! #MAGA”

    This is like saying the patient had a massive heart attack so now let’s treat him with Vitamin C and enemas.

    Oh, and cheeseburgers.

  171. jason says:

    “AUSTIN — Land Commissioner George P. Bush handily won the Republican primary, edging past former commissioner Jerry Patterson and two other candidates in contentious race for the Texas General Land Office.
    ————————————————————————————————————
    Jason, Bush also received an endorsement from President Trump.”

    Oh, is that why he won?

    Thanks.

  172. Chicon says:

    178 – but Jason, did you not notice that Stormy Daniels has sued Trump? That makes everything else unimportant. Wake up, Trump Chump.

  173. Chicon says:

    How does one handily win, while edging past the opponent?

  174. Chicon says:

    180 – did the post you quoted say or suggest the endorsement was why Bush won?

  175. jason says:

    180 – did the post you quoted say or suggest the endorsement was why Bush won?

    No, that is why I asked the question.

  176. MichiganGuy says:

    Chicon, exactly. I didn’t say he won because of Trump’s endorsement. I’m sure it didn’t hurt either.

  177. jason says:

    How does one handily win, while edging past the opponent?”

    You have to learn to speak MSM.

    Republicans “edge” opponents, Dems crush them.

    Republicans make racist statements, Dems “misspeak”

    Republicans are “embattled”, Dems are “facing attacks by right wingers.”

    Have you ever seen a Dem President in a “quagmire”? Only applies to R Presidents.

  178. jason says:

    I didn’t say he won because of Trump’s endorsement.”

    No, you just brought it up because, huh, it was an interesting factoid.

    But I am sure if he had been endorsed by John McCain you would have brought it up too, so its all good.

  179. Chicon says:

    186 – all true.

  180. MichiganGuy says:

    jason says:
    March 7, 2018 at 12:56 am

    A Bush can still win in Texas. The results proved that Bush, a scion of the Bush family and son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, still had strong support among Texas Republicans.”
    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    George P. Bush touts Trump’s endorsement in Texas land commissioner race
    .
    https://www.chron.com/news/article/Using-Trump-endorsement-George-P-Bush-makes-12723648.php

  181. jason says:

    78 – but Jason, did you not notice that Stormy Daniels has sued Trump?”

    She probably wants to say everything she already said in her 2011 interview, so the MSM and Wobbie can pretend its breaking news.

  182. MichiganGuy says:

    Jason, you were giving all the credit to the Bush family. I just wanted to set the record straight and give some credit to Trump. George P. can. Why can’t you?

  183. Chicon says:

    If a state has a right to ignore the feds on immigration, don’t they also have the right to decide to make abortion illegal in their state?

  184. Chicon says:

    MG – just my take, but Jason often gives credit to Trump. He also hits him at times.

  185. MichiganGuy says:

    Politico/Morning Consult poll: Generic Dem vs Trump

    Generic Dem candidate 44% – Trump 36%

    Male voters: Generic Democrat 42% – Trump 42%

    Female voters: Generic Democrat 46% – Trump 31%
    .
    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/07/trump-polls-2020-democrats-443083

  186. jason says:

    George P. Bush touts Trump’s endorsement in Texas land commissioner race”

    Didn’t Roy Moore do that too?

    Lest you think Trump is such a big draw in Texas, he only got 52% of the vote against Hillary, and won by an underwhelming 9 points vs Romney who won by 16.

    George P. Bush probably had at least 5 things going for him that were more important than Trump’s endorsement. Name, incumbency, money, job approval and weak opposition.

  187. Chicon says:

    “Generic Dem Candidate” has no negative side of the equation.

  188. Chicon says:

    195 – sensible, imo. I’m happy to see him supporting some normal candidates.

  189. MichiganGuy says:

    EPIC/MRA Press Release

    Michigan Marijuana Poll

    Key findings
    .
    A 61% to 35% majority of Michigan voters would now vote “yes” on a ballot proposal to legalize and tax marijuana. That’s up 4 points from the 57% majority voting “yes” in February of 2017

    http://www.epicmra.com/press/Stwd_March2018_Marijuana_PressRelease.pdf

  190. jason says:

    “jason, you were giving all the credit to the Bush family.”

    No, I was not, and never said that.

    I quoted the article because it supported the point I made that was not in quotes.

    A Bush can still win in Texas.

    Nowhere did I “give all the credit to the Bush family”.

  191. MichiganGuy says:

    Jason, your a sad petty man.

  192. jason says:

    For the record, I am glad Trump endorsed Bush and not one of the deadenders that ran against him.

    Especially considering the bad blood between him and the Bush family.

    As Chicon says, I too am glad when he endorses a “normal” candidate.

  193. MichiganGuy says:

    VA-Congress: Christopher Newport University polled all of Virginia’s congressional districts for the generic ballot.
    .
    http://wasoncenter.cnu.edu/large-midterm-effect-looms-over-virginias-2018-congressional-midterms/

  194. jason says:

    Jason, your a sad petty man.”

    Translation: I lied when I said jason gave all the credit to the Bush family and now I am not man enough to admit it so I call him petty.

  195. MichiganGuy says:

    Jason, ok your a sad petty but, funny guy. 🙂

  196. jason says:

    Those are bad numbers in VA.

    Wobbie will be excited.

  197. jason says:

    Jason, ok your a sad petty but, funny guy.”

    Translation: I am not man enough to admit I made a mistake, but I will throw jason a bone.

  198. Hugh says:

    198. Great more stoners to support. In 10 years we will hear about all the new research on how bad marijuana is for regular users. I’d have no problem with it if I wasn’t going to have to pay for it.

  199. jason says:

    Normally I don’t get too worried about polling in VA showing a Dem advantage because of lot of the big DEM support comes from areas where they are “wasting” a lot of votes and winning by big margins, while the rest of the state is more evenly split.

    Somewhat akin to my point before the 2016 election, that Hillary was going to “waste” a lot of votes in CA and NY so her 3% lead nationally might not be enough to win the EC.

    However this poll is by congressional district, so pretty scary IF accurate.

  200. Phil says:

    Looks like the markets will take a hit today. Tariffs the culprit. I don’t get concerned about the day to day market fluctuations. Markets go up and markets go down.

    What I am concerned about is the effect these proposed tariffs will have on the economy. We already have inflation pressures. Why would you do something like this to increase steel and aluminum prices? cars, appliances etc….

    Also, retaliation will hit prices in other areas. Ag products will no doubt be targeted. This is just flat out dumb. Why, Donald? Stupid. I just don’t get it. The guy continues to be his own worst enemy.

  201. Cash Cow TM says:

    DRUDGE
    Zoo’s smoking orangutan riles animal activists…
    *************************************************
    Not high on my list of things I worry about.

    Don’t care if he gets cancer.
    Don’t care if he sets bad example for young orangutans.
    Don’t care about second hand smoke issue for other zoo animals.
    Don’t care about increased air pollution when he fires up a smoke.
    _____________________________
    I do think if the city where the zoo is bans smoking in public place that the orangutan should pay fine.

    I also am surprised that you do not spell orangutan with an additional “g” at the end of the word.

  202. jason says:

    “What I am concerned about is the effect these proposed tariffs will have on the economy. We already have inflation pressures. Why would you do something like this to increase steel and aluminum prices? cars, appliances etc….

    Also, retaliation will hit prices in other areas. Ag products will no doubt be targeted. This is just flat out dumb. Why, Donald? Stupid. I just don’t get it. The guy continues to be his own worst enemy.”

    Phil, stop lobbing grenades and using empty rhetoric.

    Ronald Reagan once imposed tariffs for something or other so this is all good.

    Not only that, Pat Buchanan has come out for them too, so how could it be wrong.

  203. jason says:

    I also am surprised that you do not spell orangutan with an additional “g” at the end of the word.”

    Messy is too.

  204. Phil says:

    The one thing Trump has going for him is the economy and now he’s trying to gump that up.

    I just don’t get it.

  205. Chicon says:

    Assuming that other countries are not playing by the rules, what tools are at a President’s disposal to even the playing field?

  206. MichiganGuy says:

    Obama tried an apology tour.

  207. MichiganGuy says:

    Governor
    Greg Abbott
    ?Verified account @GregAbbott_TX

    Greg Abbott Retweeted

    Contrary to breathless claims that a blue wave was about to take over Texas, the fact is that in early voting & final votes the Texas Republican Party once again dominated the Democrats. Thanks to the Texas GOP for heeding concerns & responding convincingly.
    .
    https://twitter.com/GregAbbott_TX/status/971309008811413504

  208. mnw says:

    Trump can exempt any country he wants from the tariffs. This is a negotiating strategy, imo.

  209. MichiganGuy says:

    HELL FREEZES OVER: NY Times Reporter Admits Trump Deserves ‘ENORMOUS CREDIT’ for North Korea Progress.
    .
    https://www.hannity.com/media-room/hell-freezes-over-ny-times-reporter-admits-trump-deserves-enormous-credit-for-north-korea-progress/

  210. Chicon says:

    Are we advocating the President do nothing to help industries getting pummeled by foreign competition (assuming that’s the case)?

    If he has other tools, what are they, and have they been tried?

  211. MichiganGuy says:

    Donald J. Trump
    ?Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    2h2 hours ago

    China has been asked to develop a plan for the year of a One Billion Dollar reduction in their massive Trade Deficit with the United States. Our relationship with China has been a very good one, and we look forward to seeing what ideas they come back with. We must act soon!
    .
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/971402791930552322

  212. jason says:

    You have to love the media.

    Where in Jeb’s statement does is appear he is “less than enthused”?

    “Jeb Bush was a proud papa Tuesday night, happy that his son won his primary for re-election as Texas land commissioner despite being less enthused about George P. Bush’s embrace of President Donald Trump.

    Jeb Bush said his son didn’t give him a heads up about the pro-Trump ads that he ran during his campaign, but added he was “grateful” that the president reciprocated by endorsing him.

    “There’s no reason to be in an argument about this … I’m grateful for President Trump endorsing my son. And I’m very proud of him,” Jeb Bush told reporters at an election-night party in Austin. “Whatever disputes I have with the president will remain quietly in my head today. I don’t have to get into an argument with someone in the press I’ve never met.”

  213. jason says:

    “less enthused” I mean

  214. jason says:

    Obama tried an apology tour.”

    Heh..

  215. MichiganGuy says:

    AG Jeff Sessions: “Here’s my message to Mayor @LibbySchaaf:
    Federal law trumps state law.
    .
    https://twitter.com/PatriotLexi/status/971433346722082816

  216. jason says:

    Assuming that other countries are not playing by the rules, what tools are at a President’s disposal to even the playing field?”

    I would equate using tariffs to using a jackhammer for appendicitis.

    There are many alternatives to blanket tariffs.

    You can take legal action against violators of intellectual property and other violations.

    You can file complaints with the GATT and other organizations.

    You can promote other sanctions and specific actions against specific companies that are engaging in unfair practices.

    I am not saying that these are necessarily effective but neither are tariffs.

    Below I will post the letter the Aluminum Association wrote the President with some alternatives.

  217. jason says:

    Dear Mr. President:

    On behalf of the Aluminum Association’s 114 member companies and the 713,000 U.S. jobs our industry supports, we are grateful for the attention that you and your administration have dedicated to our industry. However, we are deeply concerned about the effects of a global tariff on aluminum production and jobs in the United States. We would appreciate an opportunity to work with your administration on a targeted remedy that focuses on China and exempts vital trading partners including Canada, the European Union and other countries that operate as market economies.

    China’s illegal subsidies to producers of both primary aluminum and semi-fabricated aluminum products have resulted in significant overcapacity and negatively impacted the operations of U.S. aluminum companies. This overcapacity has been a central focus of the Aluminum Association’s long-standing advocacy for a government-to-government negotiated agreement that brings China to the table to discuss — and act on — its illegally subsidized overcapacity.

    Unfortunately, the tariffs proposed will do little to address the fundamental problem of massive aluminum overcapacity in China, while impacting supply chains with vital trading partners who play by the rules. We fear that the proposed tariff may do more harm than good, hurting rather than helping the 97 percent of aluminum industry jobs in mid-and-downstream production processes.

    The Aluminum Association therefore proposes the following actions to address the serious global trade challenges facing the domestic aluminum industry today:

    • Address Chinese Overcapacity: Move toward immediate government-to-government negotiations with China to address persistent overcapacity in both primary and semi-fabricated aluminum sectors;

    • Targeted Tariffs: Implement a remedy that will address Chinese overcapacity through targeted action on China and possibly other countries with an established history of duty evasion and circumvention;

    • Exemption for Vital Trading Partners: Avoid disruption of current trading relationships between the United States and critical trading partner countries that operate as market economies (including Canada and the European Union);

    • Support Full Industry Value Chain: Address the needs of the entire domestic aluminum value chain to avoid unintended consequences for U.S. aluminum manufacturing jobs in mid-and-downstream production processes;

    • Import Monitoring System: Adopt an aluminum import monitoring system to provide greater transparency for aluminum and aluminum products entering the United States.

    As time is of the essence, we would appreciate an opportunity to discuss these recommended actions with members of your administration. We hope to ensure that the remedy you put in place ultimately achieves our common objectives of creating a level playing field for the U.S. aluminum industry, and maintaining its ability to make long-term contributions to our country’s economic strength, national security and jobs.

  218. jason says:

    Btw, I don’t agree with everything the Aluminum Association either, but at least I agree on exempting many countries from these tariffs.

    “Illegally subsidized overcapacity” is usually code for “I am not competitive with them”.

  219. jason says:

    “are we advocating the President do nothing”

    I would advocate measures than actually work and don’t do more harm than good.

  220. MichiganGuy says:

    Massachusetts paper to Elizabeth Warren: It’s time to take a DNA test and resolve this Native American mystery once and for all.
    .
    http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/our-opinion-warren-must-resolvedebate-on-heritage,533929?

  221. MichiganGuy says:

    What do you call the state of affairs when four out of five residents say they pay too much in taxes for what they get? New Jersey. Just 17 percent say they get their money’s worth for the state and local taxes they pay. And, by a margin of 64 to 6 percent, Garden State residents say they get a worse rather than better deal than taxpayers in other states.
    .
    http://eagletonpoll.rutgers.edu/state-of-the-garden-state-taxes-2018/

  222. NYCmike says:

    “I would advocate measures than actually work and don’t do more harm than good.”

    -jason comes out AGAINST the Gang of 8 Immigration bill 5 years later!

    Better late than NEVER!

  223. NYCmike says:

    “And, by a margin of 64 to 6 percent, Garden State residents say they get a worse rather than better deal than taxpayers in other states.”

    -And then they elect a Democrat who ran on raising taxes……

  224. MichiganGuy says:

    Private-sector jobs grow by 235,000 in February, vs 195,000 expected.
    .
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/07/adp-us-private-sector-february-2018.html

  225. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason, your a sad petty man.

    No points! Pretty weak insult. Even if MG had used “you’re” it would not be worth points.

  226. NYCmike says:

    “Jason, your a sad petty man.

    No points! Pretty weak insult. Even if MG had used “you’re” it would not be worth points.”

    -That point was also established many years ago…..jason should NOT get points for being himself.

  227. Bitterlaw says:

    Snowing hard near Philadelphia. Are you getting snow or rain, NYC?

  228. NYCmike says:

    It was raining until 12:05.

    It then switched to YUGE snowflakes, and it has been coming down VERY HEAVY for the last hour.

  229. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    228. “I would advocate measures than actually work and don’t do more harm than good.”

    So Jason, what measures do you advocate? It appears to me the Aluminium Association made some excellent recommendations, including tariffs. Do you support these recommendations?
    They want “targeted tariffs” — do support these too?

    The Aluminium Association also pointed out China is not engaged in fair trade:

    “China’s illegal subsidies to producers of both primary aluminum and semi-fabricated aluminum products have resulted in significant overcapacity and negatively impacted the operations of U.S. aluminum companies. This overcapacity has been a central focus of the Aluminum Association’s long-standing advocacy for a government-to-government negotiated agreement that brings China to the table to discuss — and act on — its illegally subsidized overcapacity.”

    “Targeted Tariffs: Implement a remedy that will address Chinese overcapacity through targeted action on China and possibly other countries with an established history of duty evasion and circumvention;”

    So far you have carrying on in rants that would make even Robbie blush. How would you remedy the problem — do you even believe there is a problem?

  230. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    This should be VERY interesting; the Obama Fast and Furious Scandal is back.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/03/07/draft-n2458557

  231. NYCmike says:

    Robbie to lament bringing up this old news in 3….2…..1….

  232. NYCmike says:

    Seth Rich!
    Chris McDaniel!
    “credible allegations”
    Tinfoil Tina
    TRUMP CHUMPS!

  233. jason says:

    It appears to me the Aluminium Association made some excellent recommendations, including tariffs. Do you support these recommendations?”

    That is why I was the one who posted itposted it, in case you didn’t notice, in response to Chicon’s question what could be done about countries that don’t play by rules. Trump should listen to an Association that employs 713k workers

    No, I don’t agree with everything they said, and I said that in the following post. But their ideas are certainly an improvement over blanket tariffs.

    “They want “targeted tariffs” — do support these too?”

    No. But given the choice targeted is better than blanket.

    How would you remedy the problem — do you even believe there is a problem?

    I think intellectual theft is a serious problem, I think isolationists and protectionist and the AFL-CIO overstate a lot of reasons why the US is not competitive in certain industries.

    Again, the best way to keep America competitive is not through tariffs and isolationism but through solid pro-business policies regarding taxes and regulation and investment in technology and innovation.

    Trump was on the right track on taxes and regulation, unfortunately he is undercutting his own progress and negating the benefits of the pro-business policies. Very disappointing.

  234. jason says:

    jason should NOT get points for being himself.”

    This is true.

    Fortunately there are so many times where I go beyond myself to rack up points.

  235. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    242. “Trump should listen to an Association that employs 713k workers.”

    Completely agree.

  236. jason says:

    .

    -jason comes out AGAINST the Gang of 8 Immigration bill 5 years later!”

    Yes, because by doing nothing its 5 years later and WE ARE STILL WINNING!

  237. jason says:

    No points! Pretty weak insult. Even if MG had used “you’re” it would not be worth points.”

    Bitter, who is jealous he has not been insulted yet today, tries to denigrate my accomplishments again.

    Sad petty man.

    Oh wait….

  238. jason says:

    The Fast and Furious docs should be interesting.

  239. Phil says:

    Democrats have targeted three Texas congressional seats – 7th, 23rd, and 32nd. Based on last night’s numbers I believe Culbertson survives in the 7th. I think Sessions is the slightest favorite in the 32nd. That could go either way – probably more a 50 50 race. I doubt Hurd survives in the 23rd. Democrats will pick up one and maybe two seats in Texas.

  240. Phil says:

    Culberson

  241. NYCmike says:

    “The Fast and Furious docs should be interesting.”

    -Like Thornton Melon, I think I’ll just rent the movies.

  242. Bitterlaw says:

    Sad petty man.

    Put it in the trophy case on the bottom shelf.

  243. mnw says:

    local headline today from metro St. Louis:

    “Granite City Steel Re-Starts 3 Blast Furnaces:
    Firm Cites Trump Tariffs”

  244. Phil says:

    Trump and the Russians are doing what to Mexico?

    Yep, when Trump is not causing out of control fires in California or hurricanes in Houston he is destroying Mexico.

    Busy guy.

  245. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    253. “This is what Trump and the Russians are doing to Mexico:”

    You realize the candidate in question has run twice in the past, and came within one half of a point of winning in 2006.

    The article you linked to is laughable. Here is its evidence of Russian collusion: “Perhaps if fears that Russia would try somehow, somewhere, to help López Obrador into office, were entirely unfounded, the Russian ambassador in Mexico would not have bothered to recently insist he “is not acquainted” with him.”

    Messy, were you born dumb, or do you have to practice every day?

  246. Chicon says:

    Jason, thanks for the info above. The aluminum letter had a buck of bullet points.

    The 1st sez to do a deal with China. What if China sez no?

    The 2nd and 3rd say to implement tariffs against China, who violates fair trade rules; and not the EU or Canada, who don’t.

    The 4th and 5th have nothing that would impact the behavior of China.

    Basically, it seems they’re asking for tariffs on China, but not others, and make China act better thru a deal. I see no tools or measures that would effect change in other countries. Indeed, they actually support tariffs.

    That said, I agree with the fears they express, and I think Trump should listen to them. But the choice still seems to be: tariffs against China, or unilateral disarmament/capitulation.

  247. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Appears Trump is listening to the Aluminium Association:

    “The White House says Mexico, Canada, and other countries may be exempted from President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs under national security “carve-outs.”

    Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tells reporters that the exemptions would be on a “case by case” and a “country by country” basis.

    The openness to country exemptions is a reversal from the policy articulated by the White House just days ago that there would be no exceptions to Trump’s plan to put in place 25 percent tariffs on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum.

    Sanders says Trump will finalize the tariffs later this week. The plan has roiled markets and drawn consternation from American allies, Republican free-trade advocates, and the business community.”

  248. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Trump appears to be using hardball negotiation tactics. Start out with tough demands, then through negotiations get the other side to agree to a compromise, which you would have supported all along.

  249. NYCmike says:

    “Trump appears to be using hardball negotiation tactics.”

    -Maybe he will write a book about this after the Presidency is over?

  250. mnw says:

    PA-18 new Gravis poll;

    Saccone +3 (-3)

    Per RRH.

  251. mnw says:

    I see Sheep linked to the new Gravis poll in post 177. I had missed that earlier.

  252. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    259. “-Maybe he will write a book about this after the Presidency is over?”

    How about a revised edition of an existing book?

  253. jason says:

    Appears Trump is listening to the Aluminium Association”

    Zzzzz……

    Another attempt to denigrate me…

    It’s obvious he is listening to me.

  254. jason says:

    Put it in the trophy case on the bottom shelf.”

    We could clear up a lot more room if we sold MD’s trophies on E-bay.

  255. jason says:

    We could keep his “Michael Mentor Trophy”

  256. Messy57 says:

    Hooray for Stormy Daniels!!!!!!

  257. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    263. “Another attempt to denigrate me… It’s obvious he is listening to me..”

    Ok, will give credit where it is due.

    “Appears Trump is listening to the Aluminium Association and Jason”

  258. DW says:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/06/trump-doj-sues-california-over-interference-with-immigration-enforcement.html

    Trump’s wall should extend along the AZ/Mexico border, then turn north and separate AZ from CA, then NV from CA, then the last segment to separate CA from OR. Then kick CA out of the union and let them collapse under their own bloated government.

  259. Tina says:

    What about muh blue wave in Texas?

  260. Phil says:

    Ah yes, the Texas blue wave. The new Hope of the Democratic Party in the state of Texas, Beto O’rourke turned out to not be the rock star the national media portrayed him to be. What? That can’t be. He is the guy who is going
    to take out Ted Cruz. CNN said so. He outraised Cruz last quarter blah blah blah…. of course his money was collected from donors in California – specifically Hollywood and the silicone valley as well as from lefties in NY. You know. Kind of like the last MSM Texas Republican slayer, Wendy Davis. Remember her? She got a ton of out of state money as well. How did that turn out?

    Anyway, Ol Beto got well less than half the votes Cruz got last night. Pity. The guy is a solid open borders guy and someone the national media would have loved to have seen become part of Chuck Schumer’s senate caucus – a real lefty wet dream that would have been. Ah shucks.

  261. jason says:

    “Appears Trump is listening to the Aluminium Association and Jason”

    Thanks SD, I am not so full of myself that I would mind sharing a little credit with the Aluminum Association.

  262. jason says:

    Dang ProudObamaCON was sure he was going to win.

    Maybe when he comes back from Caracas after trying to prop up the Maduro regime he can tell again how Beto is a sure thing.

    I hope those CA liberals keep spending money on him.

  263. jason says:

    Messy, were you born dumb, or do you have to practice every day?”

    That was mean. There is nothing wrong with Messy that finishing grade school won’t fix.

  264. jason says:

    Hooray for Stormy Daniels!!!!!!”

    Steele the paid DNC stooge didn’t work out, huh, so you are going for the hooker?

  265. Phil says:

    Finally, we have the Texas governors race from last night. This is a beauty. The Democrats have as their primary leader (will need a runoff but she is well ahead) a former sheriff of Dallas County, Hispanic, openly gay, gun control advocate. PERFECT1 Just what the state of Texas has been begging for. The perfect fit. Those Democrats really know how to give the voters in Texas what they want. Unfortunately, she was only able to garner about a third of the vote Greg Abbott accumulated.

    She may even be able to reach the Wendy 39 percent threshold in the GE.

    Actually, she’s got the wrong state. She should immediately get on a plane and fly to California and file for the governor’s race there. She’d be perfect. Would win in a landslide. Texas? Not so much.

    The numbers indicate Republicans will easily sweep all state wide offices which they have done every election since 1994.

    But keep spitting out the Texas blue wave drivel, CNN. Yeah, keep it up. Texas will turn blue just any minute now.

  266. Tina says:

    Muh porn star.

  267. MichiganGuy says:

    John Kerry Officially Under Investigation As Dossier Probe Targets Obama State Department.
    .
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/sara-carter-john-kerry-officially-investigation-dossier-probe-targets-obama-state-department/

  268. MichiganGuy says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    March 7, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Jason, your a sad petty man.

    No points! Pretty weak insult. Even if MG had used “you’re” it would not be worth points.
    ——————————————————————————————————————
    Hey BL, that (your) was there for Wes to see. My plan worked and his head has exploded. 🙂

  269. jason says:

    Messy’s Heroes.

    A mercenary political hack bought and paid for by the DNC.

    A porn star.

    What’s missing?

    Ah yes, the Russian hooker in the Thailand jail.

  270. MichiganGuy says:

    Trump’s tariff plan blows up party divisions in critical Pennsylvania special election.
    .
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/07/pa-special-election-trump-tariffs-get-support-from-lamb-and-saccone.html
    ——————————————————————————————————————–
    Was this Trump’s plan all along?

  271. Phil says:

    Her heroes? You forgot the three late night talk show hosts, Jason. Courageous patriots sharing the truth and standing up to Trump night after night.

  272. Phil says:

    Her heroes? You forgot the three late night talk show hosts, Jason. Courageous patriots sharing the truth and standing up to Trump night after night.

  273. Phil says:

    worth saying twice

  274. MichiganGuy says:

    Florida Senate (Saint Leo University)
    .
    Scott 41.6%
    Nelson 35.2%
    Undecided 14.6%
    Someone else 8.6%
    .
    http://polls.saintleo.edu/new-florida-survey-from-saint-leo-university-shows-rick-scott-favored-by-more-voters-than-bill-nelson-for-u-s-senate-seat/

  275. Tina says:

    But the bj. Comedian indicated that his oscar ratings were poor because of muh netflix.

  276. Tina says:

    That poll deserves a BOOM.

    Hopefully, it is heard in the jebot basement.

  277. Bitterlaw says:

    Democrats and Trump want tariffs and infrastructure spending. Maybe I will get my wish and Trump will run as the Dem nominee in 2020 so I don’t have to vote for him again.

  278. Tina says:

    I want jeb.

    More illegals.

    More spending

    Medicare free for all.

  279. Hugh says:

    Scott will win Florida. Bank it.

  280. MichiganGuy says:

    The Economist/YouGov Poll
    .
    Do you consider China to be a friend or an enemy of the United States?
    .
    Unfriendly 44%
    Friendly 34%
    .
    Do you consider Iran to be a friend or an enemy of the United States?
    .
    Unfriendly 72%
    Friendly 7%
    .
    Do you consider Israel to be a friend or an enemy of the United States?
    .
    Friendly 63%
    Unfriendly 15%
    .
    80% of Republicans consider Israel as friendly and only
    57% of dems consider Israel as friendly. wow
    .
    https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/zq33h2ipcl/econTabReport.pdf

  281. Tina says:

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions already has a DOJ prosecutor looking into the issues uncovered by the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte. This deserves another Boom,

  282. Tina says:

    Who has Sessions appointed? Who is this mystery person?

    This goes against the claim that he is doin nuffin, right?

  283. jason says:

    It’s Fitzgerald.

  284. jason says:

    Democrats and Trump want tariffs and infrastructure spending. Maybe I will get my wish and Trump will run as the Dem nominee in 2020 so I don’t have to vote for him again.”

    Yeah, that would solve my problem too.

  285. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    292. “Scott will win Florida. Bank it.”

    Tried to, but the bank returned it saying their were insufficient funds.

  286. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    298. “Scott will win Florida. Bank it.” Tried to, but the bank returned it saying their were insufficient funds.”

    They put a hold on the account until November 2018.

  287. NYCmike says:

    CCC

  288. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    272. “of course his money was collected from donors in California – specifically Hollywood and the silicone valley as well as from lefties in NY.”

    Am assuming silicone valley is below the Hollywood Hills, between Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

  289. MichiganGuy says:

    “A majority of Americans (54%) say they would not want their child or grandchild to grow up to
    become President of the United States. 41% hope the child in their life would have such an ambition, and 5% are unsure. These proportions are little changed (53%, 45%, and 2%, respectively) from when Marist last reported this question in 2007.
    Partisan differences exist. Independents (61%) and Republicans (53%) are more likely than Democrats (48%) to dissuade their child or grandchild to run for president. Democrats divide with 49% saying they do want their child to assume the highest office in the land. Women (60%) are more likely than men (48%) to dislike the idea of their youngster wanting to occupy the Oval Office. Among Americans under the age of 45 years old, 50% say they would want their child to choose anothe
    r career path. This compares with 58% of older Americans with the same view. Why do people run for president? 51% of Americans, down from 58% in 2007, think people who run for president do so mostly for personal ambition. 39%, up from 32%, say they run mostly to serve the public.
    Nine percent are unsure. “Despite a general sense of cynicism in our politics, there is little change in the past decade for families wanting their child to become president,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “
    In fact, there has been a slight increase
    in people thinking that those who enter politics do so for public service.”
    .
    http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/misc/usapolls/us180205/Complete%20Survey%20Findings_Marist%20Poll_March%207%202018.pdf

  290. MichiganGuy says:

    Hartford Police Say Man Drove Stolen Car to Court To Face Stolen Car Charge.
    .
    http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-hartford-stolen-car-to-court-0308-story.html
    ———————————————————————————————————————-
    Some people’s kids. 🙁

  291. Messy57 says:

    279. Gateway pundit is primarily fake news.

  292. Messy57 says:

    255 López Obrador has had a great deal of support in the past, that is true, but the BS about the wall had given him an issue which has increased his support. Trump’s rhetoric has increased anti-American feelings in Mexico and López Obrador could bring back the bad old days of the Revolution a century ago and turn an ally into an enemy.

    Do you really want Mexico to turn into Venuzuala…on our BORDER?

  293. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Hey Messy
    Here is new polling for ten(10) 2018 Senate races. The pollster is Survey Monkey/Axios, which is a Liberal website.
    Before you open the link, please sit down and have oxygen ready for use. If the data is accurate, 2018 will be a bloodbath for Democrat Senators. (Unexpectedly, Florida results disappoint.)

    https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-am-9ba08adc-96f3-4f59-b4e8-6878e80c339d.html?chunk=0&utm_term=twsocialshare#story0

  294. NYCmike says:

    Sheeple,

    It would be better to let them continue in their “blue wave in Texas” mindset.

  295. jason says:

    Messy is correct that Lopez Obrador would be a problem for the US.

    His Marxist leanings will be horrible for the Mexican economy and we know what that means.

    That is one reason why ending NAFTA is a really stupid idea.

    But is Trump responsible for Lopez Obrador? No.

  296. Chicon says:

    This quote will displease The Pilot, who loves Axios….

    “A series of 10 state polls for Axios by SurveyMonkey finds that President Trump isn’t a drag on the Republican brand in key Senate races, despite his historically high national disapproval ratings.”

    Trump not a drag? WTF?

  297. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Hey Messy
    More depressing news for you. The “blue wave, at least in TX, is a myth. So says the New York Times. Read and weep.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/opinion/texas-primary-results-blue.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion

  298. Cash Cow TM says:

    The R candidate for U.S. Senate, Nick Freitas, gave a wonderful floor speech on the floor of the House there–on Youtube…gone viral…watch it.

  299. NYCmike says:

    I do not want Mexico to turn into Venezuela on our border…..the Mexicans should not vote for the party running like Democrats.

  300. mnw says:

    Sheep

    Survey Monkey is an online polling outfit that does really cheap, snap polls for eg., the St. Louis Blues.

    I don’t know that I would regard Monkey as authoritative, although of course wisdom may enter through any door.

  301. mnw says:

    RAS 45

    Slipped a bit lately.

  302. Tina says:

    So, Mulehead is fishing in the Seychelles for a process crime.
    The fishing expedition is a waste.

  303. Chicon says:

    Good morning, mnw. Rasmussen could be just statistical noise. 19 of 20 samples will fall outside the MOE, which is about 3 points. So, every 3 weeks or so, a tracking poll will get an outlier in the mix. The outlier will affect to top line number for the length of time it’s in the calculation (i.e., 3 days, 5 days).

  304. mnw says:

    Hi, Chicon

    I attach no real significance, but I think he’s lost a point each day this week,

    RAS soon to be trolls’ favorite!

    Even though the Bluz could easily make the playoffs, if they were playing better, their attendance has plummeted (lots of no shows)… because they are NOT playing well.

  305. DW says:

    To prep for March Madness, here are some little known College mascots.

    These are real mascots mostly from lesser known schools…mascots the athletes have to be embarrassed to represent:

    Retrievers (UMBC). Really? Here boy, fetch the stick! Good boy!

    Gauchos (UC Santa Barbara). Was ‘Cowboys’ too hard to pronounce?

    Anteaters (UC Irvine). I guess this is better than being the ‘Ants’ but still not shooting very high on the food chain.

    Hatters (Stetson). Get it?

    Salukis (Southern IL). This is the royal dog of Egypt. Southern part of IL has been described to look like Egypt. No, I didn’t make the connection either.

    Dons (San Francisco). This is an honorific term for a person of social ranking.

    Toreros (San Diego).

    Hokies (VA Tech). OK, this one is well-known, but I still cannot figure out what a Hokie is.

    Peacocks (Saint Peter’s). I wonder if their teams struggle with ego-driven players?

    Blue Hose (Presbyterian). I don’t even want to look this one up.

    Mean Green (North Texas). I guess other colors were already taken.

    Ospreys (North Florida). Its a cool bird, but just doesn’t sound like mascot material.

    Thundering Herd (Marshall). I guess it was too complicated to just go with Bulls, Rams or other herd animals who might thunder once in a while.

    Purple Aces (Evansville). Their tennis team has to like this one.

    Blue Hens (Delaware). It must get ugly when they have to play a team with the mascot Coyotes or Foxes.

    Big Green (Dartmouth).

    Big Red (Cornell).

    Orange (Syracuse). Why couldn’t they be Big?

    Chanticleers (Coastal Carolina). No, that’s not a light fixture, its a rooster, but I guess Chanticleers fits better on shirts and hats.

    Mocs (Chattanooga). Its short for Moccasins.

    Fighting Camels (Campbell). I tend to think of Camels spitting, not fighting. At least their players don’t need water breaks.

    Zips (Akron). Has to be rough whenever they have players known for being particularly slow.

    Horned Frogs (TCU). Sounds like a fierce predator–if you are an insect.

  306. Jeff G. says:

    #310,

    The NYT story tells me that Republican voters are no less enthused than Democrats to vote in November because they are scared to death of the deranged and hysterical tone of the opposition to President Trump.

    I clearly stated my disdain for Trump in the primaries and was not thrilled I had to vote for him to stop Hillary, but nothing he has done scares nearly as much as how dangerous and incompetent the “resistance” cohort would be if they gained control of the government.

  307. mnw says:

    DW

    Allow me to assist u in connecting “Egypt” to “southern Illinois.”

    Cairo is a small town in extreme southern Illinois. It is a county seat. Hence, the area that Includes Cairo has long been called “little Egypt,” get it? For about 150 years.

    Hence, the Southern Illinois University salukis.

    Cairo was an important place around the time of the Civil War. Today it is a tiny rural slum,

  308. Bitterlaw says:

    DW forgot the Fighting Artichokes of Scottsdale Community College.

    VA Tech is also known as the Fighting Gobblers.

  309. mnw says:

    And it’s pronounced “Karo,” like the syrup, Not “kiro” like the city in Egypt is pronounced.

  310. mnw says:

    I always like the University of Richmond spiders.

  311. mnw says:

    I always google “PA-18 special election” every morning. The liberal media (ALL of them) are so happy they’re wetting their pants.

    The most recent poll, Gravis yesterday, still showed Saccone (R)+3, but… that poll has disappeared down the liberal memory hole.

  312. mnw says:

    I always google “PA-18 special election” every morning. The liberal media (ALL of them) are so happy they’re wetting their pants.

    The most recent poll, Gravis yesterday, still showed Saccone (R)+3, but… that poll has disappeared down the liberal memory hole.

  313. DW says:

    320 – I have crossed the bridges several times south of Cairo, so am familiar with the area.

  314. DW says:

    321 – My list was limited to Div. 1.

  315. mnw says:

    Politico has an in-depth look at PA-18 this morning, in which dozens of Republicans eeyore about Saccone.

    The article claims that some GOP internals show Lamb (D) leading now.

  316. Bitterlaw says:

    For some reason, GOP internals never poll the A-holes.

  317. jason says:

    So Saccone better run like he really is behind.

  318. Wobbles says:

    If RAS falls below 45 I will deem them the greatest pollster of all time.

  319. jason says:

    The article claims that some GOP internals show Lamb (D) leading now.”

    I bet my odds of winning the lottery are higher than Politico having access to GOP internal polls.

  320. jason says:

    For some reason, GOP internals never poll the A-holes.”

    I know.

    I am hoping that when cell service finally arrives to my area I will be called.

    I hear they are thinking of putting up a tower near Zion’s View.

  321. ssq says:

    Cairo was an important place around the time of the Civil War. Today it is a tiny rural slum,”

    It was also important when it was ruled by Elizabeth Taylor.

  322. MichiganGuy says:

    House Majority PAC Reserves $43 Million in Airtime for Fall
    .
    Democratic super PAC’s initial reservations in 33 media markets.
    .
    The reservations, which could change as the cycle develops, include broadcast and cable.
    Albany, N.Y.: $210,000
    Bangor, Maine: $616,000
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa: $540,000
    Chicago: $1,042,500
    Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas: $2,200,000
    Denver: $1,760,000
    Des Moines, Iowa: $600,000
    Detroit: $1,129,000
    Houston: $1,980,000
    Kansas City, Mo.: $660,000
    Lansing, Mich.: $162,000
    Las Vegas: $2,790,000
    Lexington, Ky.: $564,000
    Los Angeles: $5,215,000
    Manchester, N.H./Boston: $762,500
    Miami: $1,119,500
    Minneapolis: $3,520,000
    New York City: $1,325,000
    Omaha, Neb.: $896,250
    Orlando, Fla.: $1,930,000
    Philadelphia: $2,970,000
    Phoenix: $1,170,000
    Portland, Maine: $1,008,000
    Presque Isle, Maine: $70,000
    Sacramento, Calif.: $1,540,000
    San Antonio: $850,000
    San Diego: $1,242,000
    Seattle: $1,694,250
    St. Louis: $530,000
    Topeka, Kan.: $240,000
    Tucson, Ariz.: $480,000
    Washington, D.C.: $1,880,000
    West Palm Beach, Fla.: $420,000
    .
    https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/house-majority-pac-reserves-43-million-airtime-fall/

  323. jason says:

    “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. special counsel investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election has gathered evidence that a secret meeting in the Seychelles in January 2017 was an attempt to set up a back-channel between the incoming Trump administration and the Kremlin, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.”

    Wasn’t the election over by January 2017 or was this to collude for 2020?

  324. jason says:

    Your tax dollars are being really well spent…

    “Prince, whose sister Betsy DeVos is Trump’s education secretary, said last year he and Kirill Dmitriev, chief executive of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, or RDIF, met for about half an hour in a bar in the Indian Ocean country at the suggestion of officials from the United Arab Emirates.”

    Wow

  325. jason says:

    The brother of the Education Secretary met with an executive of the Russia Investment Fund for a half hour in a bar in the Seychelles at the suggestion of the UAE”.

    Yep, I don’t see how Trump can survive this smoking gun.

  326. jason says:

    I am worried that in the end everyone that drinks vodka could be under suspicion.

    Maybe MD and I can share a cell and talk about the old Gary Maxwell Day celebrations.

  327. DW says:

    BREAKING: Trump colluded with Russian Hockey goaltender Vladimir Tretiak to throw the game to the Americans in 1980 so as to help the re-election chances of Jimmy Carter–keep in mind Trump was a Dem then.

  328. janz says:

    Lots of R party dissatisfaction with Sarccone’s performance and organization during this special election run. It’s even the lead Drudge headline this morning, making it seem like the party is preparing for a loss.

  329. mnw says:

    jason

    I think Politico DID speak to some Republicans on background who HAD seen an internal/s.

    You might want to read the whole depressing, eeyoring mess.

  330. jason says:

    Yep, Drudge is not helping Saccone with that headline.

  331. jason says:

    think Politico DID speak to some Republicans on background who HAD seen an internal/s”

    Zzzzz….

    spoke “to some Rs” who had seen “an” internal?

    Puhhleeese……

  332. DW says:

    In a shocking move, the University of Pittsburgh fired their mens basketball coach after going 0-19 in ACC play.

  333. mnw says:

    The article also quotes several GOP bigshots BY NAME, jason. It isn’t all anonymously sourced.

  334. janz says:

    Mueller’s investigation has become silly. Every incidental uncovered by him is being explored and exploited like a genuine smoking gun, providing possible means to get rid of Trump. In the meantime, the country is littered with searing evidence of HRC’s lifetime of wrongdoing, which seems to be totally ignored by our legal Giants.

    Crazy!

  335. jason says:

    I read the article.

    Typical MSM garbage high on speculation and short on facts designed to push the narrative that Saccone is a terrible candidate and Lamb is a true conservative, neither of which is true.

    But it got Drudge to bite on it and give it much more exposure it deserves so it worked.

  336. NYCmike says:

    “Maybe MD and I can share a cell…”

    -Check with his wife before making any plans.

  337. janz says:

    If I were a betting person I would bet the R’s retain the Senate, picking up a few seats, in the 2018 primaries. The House, though, will go back to the Dems, at which point the impeachment crazies will have a platform in which to pursue their threats, headed by dear old Maxine Waters. Oh, joy!

  338. jason says:

    he article also quotes several GOP bigshots BY NAME, jason. It isn’t all anonymously sourced.”

    Who exactly?

    There are only two quotes, one by Charlie Dent and the other by Ken Spain talking about the general election climate.

    The “internal poll” thing IS anonymous.

    “Many Republicans expect that Saccone will ultimately prevail, thanks largely to the conservative nature of the southwestern Pennsylvania district and the national GOP’s effort. Yet three senior party strategists said they’d reviewed internal polling data in recent days pointing to a narrow Lamb lead, raising alarms.”

    “Three senior party strategists”

    Zzzzzzzzzz….

  339. mnw says:

    jason

    I agree with your analysis that the article is part of the MSM
    narrative that Saccone is dead in the water.

    I disagree to the extent that I believe a lot of Republican pros are genuinely pessimistic about him.

  340. jason says:

    “The concerns go all the way to the White House. Trump appeared with Saccone at an event in January, and in the weeks that followed he described the candidate as less than ideal, according to three people who’ve spoken with him.”

    “Three people”?

    Who are they?

    In the first place nobody who actually spoke to Trump about Saccone would be relaying the conversation to Politico, bet on it.

    This is garbage, but that is how the MSM operates and it does work.

  341. jason says:

    disagree to the extent that I believe a lot of Republican pros are genuinely pessimistic about him”

    Maybe.

    But that could be the “if he wins, thank Trump, if he loses blame him” strategy.

    In any case that is different from anonymous sources that have seen internal polls and know what Trump said about the candidate.

  342. Tina says:

    I thought Mulehead did not leak.

    After all, the gope told me so.

  343. Tina says:

    We went from two unnamed to three unnamed?

  344. jason says:

    We saw all this with Ossoff too. Same playbook.

    Maybe it won’t work again, maybe it will.

    (CNN)Democrat Jon Ossoff has a 7 percentage point edge over Republican Karen Handel among likely voters in a closely watched special election for a Georgia House seat, a new poll released Friday shows.

    The poll shows Ossoff is picking off 13% of Republicans and 50% of independents in a district that historically has been reliably red — Newt Gingrich and, more recently, new Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price represented it. Handel, meanwhile, is drawing virtually no Democratic support.
    Ossoff’s campaign has raised a staggering $23 million, including $15 million in the last two months, according to campaign finance documents filed Thursday. Handel raised $4 million in that same two-month period.
    Republicans have spent about $12 million on the race, almost double what Democratic outside groups have spent. The biggest player has been the GOP super PAC Congressional Leadership Fund, which has topped $6 million on the race itself.
    The contest for Georgia’s 6th District seat is one Democrats have targeted for months as their best chance to win a special election and deal President Donald Trump a major setback.
    The district is reliably Republican — Price never came close to losing a race — but saw a marked shift in its presidential results. Mitt Romney bested then-President Barack Obama by more than 20 points in 2012, but Trump beat Hillary Clinton by just 1.5 points in the district in 2016.
    Its status as a diverse, highly educated, suburban district makes it the kind Democrats hope will be competitive in the 2018 midterms.”

  345. Tina says:

    The jebots have never opined about their dnc head

    The Daily Callers
    @DailyCaller
    Ellison Says Other Democrats Don’t Care About Ties To Anti-Semite Farrakhan (link: https://trib.al/MVwgfH8) trib.al/MVwgfH8

  346. Tina says:

    Is it true that the ds outnumber the rs by 70kin the pa district?

    The r has never trailed in any poll. I tossed the d plus 1 given the fact that the pollster is poor.

  347. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    jason & mwn
    You need to read this tweet from David Jolley regarding the coincidences between his special Congressional election in Florida in 2014 and the upcoming PA CD-18 race.
    THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!!

    https://twitter.com/DavidJollyFL

  348. jason says:

    Same playbook.

    Red district, Dem raised more money, etc.

    Oh, and horrible candidate.

    “Democrats are jumping on Georgia congressional candidate Karen Handel for saying she’s against a “livable wage” during a debate in the Peach State Tuesday night.
    W
    “Even after 15 years running for office, Karen Handel couldn’t resist admitting she’s against a livable wage,” the DCCC said in an email blast Wednesday.
    The Democratic Party’s official Twitter account labeled her position “indefensible” and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said the comments prove “she has no business being in Congress.”
    Sen. Tim Kaine, the Democrats’ 2016 vice presidential candidate, tweeted, “I stand for better skills, better jobs, better wages!”
    Progressive groups, including MoveOn.org and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, also highlighted the moment.”

    And of course, he is not a liberal he is “independent minded”

    “This is a campaign about who’s going to provide the kind of fresh, independent-minded leadership that voters for the 6th District are hungry for,” said Ossoff.

  349. jason says:

    Is it true that the ds outnumber the rs by 70kin the pa district?”

    No

  350. janz says:

    Isn’t Trump scheduled for a pre election PA rally? If so, that might help the gotv enough for Saccone to squeak through. However, from the interviews I’ve seen him on, watching paint dry was more exciting to watch.

  351. mnw says:

    Look, I contributed to Saccone twice. The Gravis poll yesterday is reassuring to some extent… I guess, altho Saccone’s lead was cut in half since their previous poll.

    But if u can’t see that Ossoff was a joke and Lamb is no joke, then I can’t be of service. Ossoff was never real. He was a virtual candidate, and he didn’t even live in the district. Lamb’s service as a USMC officer gives him some credibility that Ossoff never even came close to.

    I don’t remember Handel being savaged by other Republicans the way Saccone is, either.

  352. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    From David Jolley: “As Congressional special elections go, THIS IS REMARKABLE.

    Exactly 4 years to the day, NRCC deploys exact same background leaks to trash their candidate, using same outlet & same reporter just doing his job.

    March 7, 2014 #FL13
    March 7, 2018 #PA18

    What a team.

    What. A. Team.”

  353. jason says:

    I guess Jolly is still a never-Trumper.

  354. mnw says:

    Sheep 361

    That is fascinating. I remember that FL election well.

  355. jason says:

    But if u can’t see that Ossoff was a joke and Lamb is no joke,”

    Yeah, I can’t see that.

    Ossoff might have been a joke in your eyes, but he was elevated to near God status by the MSM, they touted his resume as the greatest since resumes were invented.

    Same as Lamb, whose resume is awfully weak, unless USMC officer is now THE qualification to elect a Democrat.

    Remember Joe Miller in AK, Harvard and West Point, who was a flaming turkey and dumber than a doorknob?

  356. janz says:

    #365. Lamb does have a lot going for him. He’s ex military, seemingly “moderate,” articulate, young and good-looking. What’s not to like, except his real political leanings and providing another nail in the R House’s coffin?

  357. mnw says:

    “except for his USMC service”

    except for the viaduct.

  358. jason says:

    Lamb does have a lot going for him. He’s ex military, seemingly “moderate,” articulate, young and good-looking.”

    Translation: has no resume and no qualification, really, but is ex-military, articulate, young and good looking.

    Oh yeah, “seemingly moderate”

    Translation: will vote with Nancy Pelosi 100% of the time.

  359. jason says:

    Lamb may well win, don’t get me wrong.

    I am just pointing out all the disinformation and hype going on that some people seem to be swallowing hook line and sinker.

  360. jason says:

    Elections have consequences…

    “A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in favor of 21 children and young adults suing the U.S. government for not doing enough to protect their constitutional right to a stable climate.”

  361. janz says:

    #372. I totally agree, Jason. Lamb is definitely a “lamb” in moderate’s clothing, which might be enough to fool enough people – especially in lieu of having such a milquetoast opponent like Sarccone’s.

  362. mnw says:

    374 jason

    The ruling says the case can proceed to trial before the district court. Stupid? Check. Irritating? Yup. Legally momentous? Not at this point.

  363. Tina says:

    There is a report from true pundit that Senator Mccain will be resigning from the Senate shortly.

    Fwiw, not sure if he is a reputable source. However, Mccain has not made it back to the senate this year?

  364. janz says:

    Tina,. Sarah Sanders yesterday inplied Cohn might be rotated into another WH position. Apparently, from what others have said, Cohn wasn’t ready to leave his public service role yet.

  365. Tina says:

    Hi janz, yes, but not right away. Trump explains that in his comments. I think Cohn would be chief of staff. Incredibly high turnover in that position. Kelly is doing fine,

  366. jason says:

    374 jason

    The ruling says the case can proceed to trial before the district court. Stupid? Check. Irritating? Yup. Legally momentous? Not at this point.”

    Of course. I didn’t mean it will prevail. Most of these 9th Circuit BS rulings die on the vine, but still….

  367. jason says:

    McCain has a very aggressive cancer, It was diagnosed in July normally patients live about 16 month with this type of cancer. Considering he is 81 and somewhat frail that might be optimistic, but on the other hand he has the very best care.

    I wish him well. A great American hero and a distinguished career of public service.

    A Senate with 100 John McCains would be a huge improvement to what we have now.

  368. jason says:

    Wow, Sean Spicer tears CNN’s Acosta a new a-hole…

    Carnival barker… LOL

    “As the Media Research Center’s Curtis Houck reported on Monday, CNN’s Jim Acosta threw a hissy fit following yet another White House press briefing where he wasn’t called on to ask a question (the third by his count). And in a rather enthusiastic appearance on Fox News Channel’s Hannity, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer ripped into the moody CNN journalist for acting so immaturely.

    After host Sean Hannity and media reporter Joe Concha of The Hill discussed the Media Research Center’s new study on network news negativity with President Trump, the Fox News host teed up Spicer by slamming Acosta and CNN for being so over the top and ridiculous:

    I’ve watched you battle that idiot over at fake news, Acosta. If they want to call him a journalist, but this is the same network that we saw go dumpster diving in St. Petersburg, Russia and now they went to a jail in Thailand to interview a sex coach and prostitute thinking they’re going to crack up the Trump-Russia collusion story.

    Spicer began his response by congratulating Hannity on his ratings success over CNN and then switched to lambasting Acosta. “Let’s be honest. Jim Acosta is a carnival barker in the pressroom that is both clueless and classless,” he declared.

  369. CG says:

    The “source” claiming that McCain is about to step down is an alt-right parody site, in which the Senator is referred to as a Democrat and which gives fake quotes involving whom the Democrats will select to fill the seat.

    Pretty dumb st.uff.

  370. Tina says:

    Poor Acosta.

    He is a human punching bag.

    Sarah Sanders embaraases him daily.

    Cn and n aka Chicken Noodle News back in the early 80s is worse than tabloid.

  371. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    377. “The ruling says the case can proceed to trial before the district court. Stupid? Check. Irritating? Yup. Legally momentous? Not at this point.”

    Agree with mnw. The court decision involved strictly procedural issues. It was too early to take it to an appellate court. Its a sound decision. The Ninth Circuit indicated in the decision that some of the claims sounded questionable.

    Saying that,the case is totally baseless. Here are two quotes from the decision:

    “We also underscore that this case is at a very early stage, and that the defendants have ample opportunity to raise legal challenges to decisions made by the district court on a more fully developed record, including decisions as to whether to focus the litigation on specific governmental decisions and orders. Once the litigation proceeds, the defendants will have ample opportunity to raise and litigate any legal objections they have. However, absent controlling precedent, we decline to exercise our discretion to intervene at this stage of the litigation to review preliminary legal decisions made by the district court or otherwise opine on the merits.”

    “There is enduring value in the orderly administration of litigation by the trial courts, free of needless appellate interference. In turn, appellate review is aided by a developed record and full consideration of issues by the trial courts. If appellate review could be invoked whenever a district court denied a motion to dismiss, we would be quickly overwhelmed with such requests, and the resolution of cases would be unnecessarily delayed.”

  372. dblaikie says:

    I have no idea what will happen next Tuesday in Pa. However I do have an idea of what is going on in media land.
    1. Everyone, including fox, is hyping this race for ratings. That is good tactics for political animals like us, because we will all tune in.
    2. The left media will do anything to support their narrative of the coming blue wall. Who cares that it is all hype just like we learned in Texas a couple of days ago. So any way they can suppress Republican turnout with unreliable polls and silly analysis is music to their ears.
    3. Never trust a story that acts like stuff coming from unnamed sources is fact.
    4. The reality of what is really happening on the ground is far different than the reality the media is trying to hype.

    So everyone needs to take a deep breath and just wait for Tuesday. And if you are a Republican voter in Pa. 12 you need to vote!!

  373. dblaikie says:

    Oh how we forget! Going back to a couple of days before the election in Georgia, not many on this site thought Ossoff was a joke. If I remember quite a few thought that he would win.

  374. mnw says:

    If we ignored all stories with unnamed sources speaking on background, we wouldn’t have many stories to read.

  375. janz says:

    Trump being trashed for another departure from the “norm,” by engaging in tariffs.

  376. NYCmike says:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/08/italys-first-black-senator-my-election-shows-far-right-is-not-anti-immigration

    -The media calls this party anti-immigrant.

    This immigrant-turned-citizen-elected-legislator say they are NOT anti-immigrant, explains that their party is ANTI-ILLEGAL-IMMIGRANT.

    “CG” to defend media in 3…..2…..1…..

  377. janz says:

    Supposedly the US has trade deficits with 102 countries.

  378. janz says:

    Talk about “going against the grain,” Trump is taking on the world!

  379. NYCmike says:

    “A Senate with 100 John McCains would be a huge improvement to what we have now.”

    -Maybe. Maybe not. Depends on his emotional state on that particular day.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUVYYiRIuE4

  380. janz says:

    15 days is being given to “re-negotiate” trade agreements. That”s not a lot of time.

  381. Tina says:

    I am sure he will trigger the Coc.

  382. dblaikie says:

    393 We don’t have many true stories to read with unnamed sources! Sadly, that is the new reality in a media world that hates Donald Trump with every fiber and will do anything to bring him. The truth is that in this environment I have no idea what is truth and good journalism and what is part of a scorched earth effort to have the President thrown out.

  383. NYCmike says:

    “Supposedly the US has trade deficits with 102 countries.”

    -There was a reporter on the John Batchelor Show the other night who was making a lot of sense about our trade deficits being an overall good. Some of what she was saying made a lot of sense.

    Tariffs do NOT help, in reality, but then again, politics seems to be short on reality these days.

  384. dblaikie says:

    John McCain is a hero! But the truth is that he is a hero with a thin skin. I will always be grateful for the service that he and his father and his grandfather gave to our country.

  385. NYCmike says:

    “Sadly, that is the new reality in a media world that hates Donald Trump with every fiber and will do anything to bring him.”

    -Should be

    “Sadly, that is the new reality in a media world that hates (any Republican President) with every fiber and will do anything to bring him.”

    The difference now is that Trump is willing to fight at their level, as opposed to acting “Presidential”. That is both good and bad.

  386. CG says:

    NYC is not anti-legal immigrant.

    He’s only anti-50 percent legal immigrant.

  387. CG says:

    403. Don’t forget about his sons and his daughter in law either.

  388. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    398. “A Senate with 100 John McCains would be a huge improvement to what we have now.

    -Maybe. Maybe not. Depends on his emotional state on that particular day.”

    There would be a volatile president and 100 volatile senators. The explosions would be like having the 4th of July every day.

  389. dblaikie says:

    404 I tend to agree with you. However, over time, I have learned that their is a method behind Trump’s lack of presidential decorum.

  390. janz says:

    I actively look for US products to buy over China, and pay more for them. However, most people like or depend on cheap pricing. IMO, this is a risky move as there will be lots of unintended consequences brought about by political and international blowback.

  391. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    403. “Don’t forget about his sons and his daughter in law either.”

    It is interesting that some of the most colorful politicians have very loyal families. The bland politicians often have kids who go astray; boredom is tough on a child.

  392. dblaikie says:

    I am having typing problems today that results in poor grammar. Of course in 409 I meant “there”.

  393. Tina says:

    Mitchie cannot even get an ambassador to germany.

  394. jason says:

    NYC is not anti-legal immigrant.

    He’s only anti-50 percent legal immigrant”

    Pretty funny coming from Corey, who usually has the sense of humor of a turnip.

  395. jason says:

    “I am having typing problems today that results in poor grammar.”

    Don’t worry.

    Messy has “typing problems” every day.

  396. CG says:

    I consistently thought Handel would beat Ossoff and would have been happy to vote for her. The differences between her and Donald Trump were apparent.

    Lamb might very well beat Saccone though. I don’t think it is a given, but quite possible, since he has done so much to try to tie himself to Trump.

    Speaking for myself, as someone who has never voted for a Democrat, I would not be able to vote for Saccone. Not sure if I would vote for Lamb or just write someone in though.

    Nonetheless, the special election is fairly irrelevant, because due to the PA redistricting, Lamb, win or lose, is going to have to run in a different district. He will be facing Rep. Keith Rothfus, whom I would probably support, theoretically over Lamb. (In a large sense, Democrats are wasting a lot of money and resources on what would be, at best, a temporary, symbolic victory)

    The bottom line is that by choosing Saccone, Republicans in that district have made it clear that they do not want the votes of those who disapprove of Trump, and thus should be prepared for any outcome.

  397. Tina says:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/republican-lawmaker-robert-mueller-running-time/

    More gopers have to state this. Mulehead is running out of time.

    Then, they have to pull his funding.

  398. jason says:

    But the truth is that he is a hero with a thin skin.”

    Yeah, that’s a real problem.

    Too bad he is not thick skinned like Trump.

  399. mnw says:

    I am sure there are people here who believe trolls who claim they are “life-long Republicans who never voted for a Democrat,” etc.

    I don’t.

  400. Tina says:

    Stock market finishes strongly after trump signs tariffs.

    Now, lets end nafta.

  401. jason says:

    I would not be able to vote for Saccone.”

    LOL

    Why, just because he supports Trump?

    You really are a sad, bitter, resentful ass.

  402. CG says:

    Anybody who has ever known me has known I have never voted for a Democrat, especially as I have posted on this specific site since 2004.

    But I would have voted for Jones over Moore, just because of who Roy Moore is, and I would be open to voting for Conor Lamb, maybe, over Saccone, so perhaps one day my streak will end. Definitely not something I want to happen though.

  403. jason says:

    I am sure there are people here who believe trolls who claim they are “life-long Republicans who never voted for a Democrat,” etc.”

    Corey is not a troll.

    He is just a moron that will only vote for Republicans named Jeb Bush.

  404. Tina says:

    Ok, my stock choice for the over 60s here

    Ppl.

    28 a share.

    Yield is 6 percent on its dividend.

  405. Tina says:

    I voted for Hillary.

    Jebot

  406. jason says:

    There is nothing wrong with Saccone.. maybe not a brilliant campaigner but outside that he is as “normal” a Republican as you can get.

  407. CG says:

    I’ve never actually voted for Jeb Bush. (Proudly voted twice for his brother though)

    I have voted for each and every Republican nominee who has ever appeared on my ballot, including some really lousy ones, since I was 18, with one exception; the non-Republican Donald J. Trump.

    If I lived in Texas, I might have had to vote against Jeb’s son in the primary on Tuesday, because he was trying to tie himself to Trump, while his main opponent was someone who did not vote for Trump.

  408. Tina says:

    Ag confirms that he appointed a prosecutor outside of DC.

    Tinareports will further state that it is obvious that the Prosecutor outside of DC is working hand in hand with IG Horowitz.

  409. jason says:

    So its all about personal feelings about Trump beating Jeb, f–k the country.

    You really are a shallow excuse for a human being,

  410. CG says:

    Anyone who claims they are “more Trump than Trump” or “Trump before Trump” would never get my vote. The party will need to find others who do not typically vote Republican to make up for that.

    Considering that Trump won that district more than handily in 2016, it’s telling it is even a contest.

    As I said, the borders in PA would be changing, and Lamb will be running next against Rep. Keith Rothfus, whom I surmise is own his person and not running as a Trumpbot.

  411. jason says:

    I might have had to vote against Jeb’s son in the primary on Tuesday, because he was trying to tie himself to Trump, while his main opponent was someone who did not vote for Trump”

    Wow, that has to be the stupidest logic I have heard here, and I have seen some really stupid logic.

  412. CG says:

    I’m insulted that I am not accused of pimping out my mother to the Taliban, or whatever it was that Robbie gets points for.

  413. CG says:

    Weird coming from someone who claims to have “left the party” over Trump, but demands others offer complete loyalty to him politically. That’s some odd logic.

    In Republican primaries, as I hope to remain a Republican, I will put much, much emphasis on how the candidates view and react to Trump, just like his sycophants also do.

  414. jason says:

    Looks like Rothfus cares about what happens to the country a lot more than Corey.

    He supports Trump what, 92% of the time?

    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/keith-j-rothfus/

  415. jason says:

    “offer complete loyalty to him politically.”

    Hello?

    Have you read about what I wrote about the tariffs?

    Does it sound like I have “complete loyalty”?

  416. jason says:

    “Im insulted that I am not accused of pimping out my mother to the Taliban, or whatever it was that Robbie gets points for.”

    Only A-holes get points, sorry.

    And I a sure Wobbie’s mother is a fine woman, its a pity Wobbie would sell her into bondage if it was detrimental to Trump.

  417. CG says:

    I agree with most of Rothfus’s votes to be sure, especially the one where he differed with Trump on sanctions for Russia, North Korea, and Iran. That’s a big one to me.

    I hope Rothfus, like most Republicans on Capitol Hill, is also opposed to the horrible tariff policy that Trump and Saccone want to impose.

  418. CG says:

    So, you shouldn’t care who I would theoretically vote for in a district I do not live.

    You claimed that you did not vote for Trump yourself, and it’s an issue to you that I would not theoretically vote for a guy who claims to be “more Trump than Trump?”

    Illogical.

  419. jason says:

    much emphasis on how the candidates view and react to Trump, just like his sycophants also do.”

    Ah, so you are going to emulate the deadenders?

  420. jason says:

    You claimed that you did not vote for Trump yourself, and it’s an issue to you that I would not theoretically vote for a guy who claims to be “more Trump than Trump?”

    The primaries are over, Jeb Bush is no longer running.

    The stakes are different now, its important (to me anyway) that Rs maintain control of the House.

    But I know, you are still pining for Jeb Bush, nothing else matters.

    You would vote against his nephew just because he was endorsed by Trump.

    Pathetic.

  421. dblaikie says:

    418 You have got that right! Trump and McCain are two of the most thinned skinned people in the world. That is until one becomes a POW. Trump is just thinned skinned.

  422. CG says:

    jason declared that Rand Paul was unacceptable and unworthy of any Republican vote

    jason declared that Paul LePage was unacceptable and unworthy of any Republican vote

    (so much for, “the election is over, they should be supported where they can”)

    but someone not voting for Rick Saccone makes them a “shallow excuse for a human being.”

    Your kettle is a lovely shade of black.

  423. CG says:

    George P. is Jeb’s son, not nephew, and I hope he still has a bright future in the party.

    But he voted for Trump and Jerry Patterson did not.

  424. CG says:

    Enjoy the evening.

  425. jason says:

    So, you shouldn’t care who I would theoretically vote for in a district I do not live.”

    What does “care” actually mean?

    I think you are a pathetic, resentful idiot with tunnel vision, incapable of progressing beyond your opinions of the primary season.

    I am just commenting on you post, I really don’t care who you vote for.

    You are on record as saying “Hillary is a better person than Trump” so that pretty much says it all about your standards anyway. A woman who has for decades enabled her husband to rape, attack and harass women, in addition to being personally corrupt and completely amoral.

    You don’t have any.

  426. jason says:

    Corey is correct. Son, not nephew.

  427. Wes says:

    I didn’t vote for Trump, but I won’t refuse to vote for a pol simply because that person did support Trump.

    That’s a rather foolish standard.

  428. Wes says:

    I see McCain may step down. He’ll probably hang on long enough to avoid a 2018 special election at least.

  429. CG says:

    my standard is when someone says they “more Trump than Trump.”

    And Hillary is a better person than Trump, not that there is any accomplishment in that.

    It’s amazing how Bill Clinton is automatically guilty of all those things (and perhaps he is) and somehow it’s Hillary’s fault that he did it, but that Roy Moore and Donald Trump are completely innocent of any charges against them.

  430. CG says:

    There is absolutely nothing in the media today to suggest that McCain may step down except for some parody site being run by McCain haters, who say he is a Democrat and working with the party to give his seat to Gabby Giffords’ husband.

  431. CG says:

    Cindy McCain called the people “crackpots.”

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cindy-mccain-john-mccain-has-no-intention-of-resigning/article/2651091

    Sadly, John McCain will die in office most likely, hopefully as long from now as possible, and he should be honored by all Americans when that time comes.

  432. janz says:

    #415. The PA special election is important because of showing Dem momentum, & stirring a winner’s passion aimed at Dem voters in the upcoming 2018 primary. Strategically it would help the R’s to win this seat.

  433. CG says:

    They should have nominated a better candidate then.

  434. Chicon says:

    Imo, Senator McCain should resign, IF his health prevents him from performing his duties AND there’s little to no chance it’ll improve enough to allow him to do so.

    Note, I don’t know the particulars on his health, so I’m not saying he should resign at this point.

  435. janz says:

    McCain has brain cancer. His personality has become more combative and kind of vindictive. I wonder if he sticks around to help the country, or to primarily stick it to Trump when his one vote becomes a swing vote for policies attempted to be passed. That healthcare nay vote IMO has bruised his reputation.

  436. CG says:

    His personality is the same as it has been for his entire life.

    He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 and has every right to stay in office.

  437. jason says:

    “He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 and has every right to stay in office.”

    I am forced to agree with that.

    He earned that right.

  438. jason says:

    and somehow it’s Hillary’s fault that he did it,”

    No it’s her fault she’s protected him, stood by and enabled him for decades while blaming the vast right wing conspiracy, all for political expediency.

    “Better person” doesn’t fit against anybody, including Trump.

  439. jason says:

    They should have nominated a better candidate then.”

    Translation: has to be a Jebbot or I won’t support him.

  440. CG says:

    So, that argument is that maybe Melania is a better person than Hillary. That’s almost certainly so.

    Your debate is between who is worse between Trump and Bill Clinton, since Trump would have been the rapist, abuser, etc.

  441. CG says:

    So, if the “vast right wing conspiracy” is b.s. about Bill Clinton, which it was, why all the whining and bitching about the supposed conspiracy against Roy Moore?

  442. Chicon says:

    He is not required to retire. He should retire, if he’ll be unable to perform his duties. Anyone in his position has the right to take the time to decide what to do. But it isn’t right to leave a state without representation for an extended period that has no chance of changing.

    That would be putting the country first, which McCain has a history of doing.

  443. CG says:

    He has a staff in Washington D.C. and Arizona. The vast majority of his “duties” are being performed.

    If the Governor of the state were a Democrat, I doubt that people here would want him to step down under these circumstances, and is that becomes precedent, that is going to become a very dangerous trend, where the other party is going to want that, whenever a Senator is ill.

  444. CG says:

    Since he has been unable to travel back to Washington, there has not been one vote that has hung in the balance over him. He has continued to express his views via press release or social media on every major issue, so he appears to be fully lucid. Perhaps, he will be well enough to travel to Washington again.

  445. Chicon says:

    462 – can he vote? Isn’t that the most important duty?

    What I’ve said applies to every senator or rep of either party.

  446. CG says:

    Debatable whether voting is the most important duty or not, but as I said, not one vote would have had a different result had he been voting.

    If the current Governor of Arizona were an activist liberal Democrat, would you still want him to resign?

  447. CG says:

    Gotta go..

  448. jason says:

    More important in that poll.

    “The Marist poll also found that 42 percent of Americans think that Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports would hurt the U.S. economy, compared to 27 percent who said they thought the tariffs would help.”

    Maybe this will get some of the GOP off the fence in opposing the tariffs.

  449. jason says:

    The only people who want McCain to quit are those who don’t like him.

    I have a serious problem with that.

  450. Tina says:

    Flake is introducing kegislation tomnullify the tariffs,

    Good luck with that flaky.

  451. jason says:

    Flake is introducing kegislation tomnullify the tariffs,”

    Excellent.

    I will write Toomey to support it.

  452. jason says:

    I am sure Casey will oppose it.

  453. jason says:

    For all the vultures circling ….

    “Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., rejected speculation on Thursday that her husband might resign from the Senate after he’s been absent from Washington and continues treatment for brain cancer in Arizona.

    In a tweet, McCain said her husband is “doing fine” despite missing the past two months on Capitol Hill after being diagnosed last summer with glioblastoma.

    “Contrary to popular belief @SenJohnMcCain is doing fine and has no intention of resigning!” McCain said in a tweet Thursday afternoon, labeling those who are pushing such reports as “crackpots.”

  454. Chicon says:

    One can like and respect McCain and believe what I wrote in 453 (note again the caveats listed there). It is obvious that both can be true.

  455. Tina says:

    Rocket Man wants to meet President Trump to discuss denuclearization.

  456. Cash Cow TM says:

    Saccone will not get my vote.

    Can anyone figure out a couple of good reasons why?

  457. jason says:

    Yes, cows don’t vote.

  458. jason says:

    Trump agreed.

    What could go wrong?

  459. jason says:

    One can like and respect McCain and believe what I wrote in 453?

    Good.

    So you like and respect McCain, right?

  460. Chicon says:

    479 – yep. His votes have occasionally vexed me, and he’s too politically unpredictable at times. But he’s a war hero who is always looking out for the military, imo, so I’ll always respect him. He also took a bullet by running against BHO in an unwinnable race.

    I hope he can return to the Senate, but if he can’t I think he should step aside.

  461. NYCmike says:

    https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/heres-why-jeff-sessions-may-be-washingtons-slyest-fox/

    -I hope this comment is right on.

    “Down in AL they used to call Sessions “The Silent Executioner.” Hard telling, not knowing. But we all know that if Sessions led off with Lois Lerner, Clinton, past crimes, etc. he would get labeled for being a partisan hack by the American people and never gain the popular support necessary to follow through. Once they roll up all these new crimes, they can circle back and sweep up ” the crumbs.””

  462. NYCmike says:

    “Pretty funny coming from Corey, who usually has the sense of humor of a turnip.”

    -I find “CG” to have a pretty good sense of humor, once you wipe away the sanctimony.

  463. NYCmike says:

    ” but that Roy Moore and Donald Trump are completely innocent of any charges against them.”

    -I don’t know of ONE person on HHR who said Roy Moore is completely innocent.

    And as for Trump, we know he SAID something because there is a tape of him saying it.

    As for Bubba, give me a break. Let’s see how much he campaigns for the Democrats this summer and fall. That will tell you all you need to know.

  464. Cash Cow TM says:

    Cash Cow TM says:
    March 8, 2018 at 7:25 pm
    Saccone will not get my vote.

    Can anyone figure out a couple of good reasons why?

    jason says:
    March 8, 2018 at 7:26 pm
    Yes, cows don’t vote.
    ______________________
    OK.
    jason got one of the reasons.
    Who has reason #2?

  465. NYCmike says:

    Yo “CG”,

    Is there a sign-in now at Political Dog 101? It is asking for some user name.

  466. CG says:

    Site seems to be down

  467. NYCmike says:

    The Cow is a resident of WV, and he, excuse me, SHE, has already been caught voting in 2 states (Babylonia, and Palestine), and won’t do it again.

  468. CG says:

    Members of the Animal Kingdom stick together.

    Cow wants to lie down with Lamb

  469. Tina says:

    So, trump agrees to meet with Lil Rocket Man by May.

    Imam sure the bushbamaon wing will not like this, even though her thighness said that Trump was threatening Rocket man.

  470. Tina says:

    I have to say, Rocket Man blinked.

    Mot saying that it will be fruitful, but rocket man blinked..

  471. Bitterlaw says:

    Here’s how elections work, Corey:

    1. Vote for the Republican if only to keep the Democrat from winning.

    2. Don’t vote and risk that the Democrst might win.

    3. Vote for the Democrat and then GFY.

  472. Bitterlaw says:

    I have no expectation of anything positive being achieved by Trump meeting with the North Korean.

  473. NYCmike says:

    https://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/singapore-noodles-chinese-takeout-threats-american-5g-tech-dominance/

    -“CG”,

    Hillary knew about this……what a wonderful person she is!

  474. Chicon says:

    492 – a safe emotional stance.

  475. jason says:

    President Donald Trump has agreed to a high-stakes meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by this May on his nuclear weapons program, South Korea’s national security adviser announced at the White House Thursday evening. He had briefed the president on a message from Kim earlier in the day.

    The White House said afterward that Trump “will accept the invitation,” and the president tweeted “Great progress being made…”

    The South Korean envoy said that, in his recent talks with Kim, the North Korean leader had expressed an eagerness to meet with Trump as soon as possible.

    Chung Eui-Yong said that Kim told him he was committed to denuclearization, would refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests, and had agreed that U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises the North objects to must continue.

    “I explained to President Trump that his leadership and his maximum pressure policy, together with international solidarity, brought us to this juncture. I expressed President Moon Jae-in’s personal gratitude for President Trump’s leadership,” he said, referring to South Korea’s president.

    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement shortly afterward from the U.S. side saying, “President Trump greatly appreciates the nice words of the South Korean delegation and President Moon. He will accept the invitation to meet with Kim Jong Un at a place and time to be determined. We look forward to the denuclearization of North Korea. In the meantime, all sanctions and maximum pressure must remain.”

    Later Thursday evening, Trump tweeted: “Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!”

    Wobbie will soon be here to talk about Mika’s face and Corey will be here to talk about Stormy Daniels.

  476. jason says:

    I have no expectation of anything positive being achieved by Trump meeting with the North Korean.”

    I disagree.

    Yes, it gives the little a-hole stature and a platform.

    But it also puts into a position where he will have to honor commitments without truly burning all bridges.

    By giving him some legitimacy, he is also creating an expectation of legitimacy, and he won’t credibly be able to go back to a crazy and rogue stance.

  477. Tina says:

    Only Hillary can bring about peace in the world.

    Jebot

  478. jason says:

    It would be great if Sessions appoints a special counsel, even if its a Democrat.

    THese guys always feel obligated to charge someone with something.

  479. jason says:

    Of course, this does carry a lot of risk for Trump and it could be a trap.

    Still, I think its the right thing to do. Nothing else has worked. Worth a shot.

  480. jason says:

    I am glad it was done through South Korea so we are not upstaging the South Koreans.

  481. Tina says:

    Charge a Republican,

    Two tiers of justice.

    Ds walk free.

    An r that cannot rem ber what he or ahe ate for breakfast two weks ago is charged.

  482. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    In California, and I assume elsewhere, there is a are vociferous bicyclists groups that demand automobiles be all but banned, and that we ride bicycles instead. We must do this to save the planet. Well, its turns out the bicyclist are the threat to the planet — they produce more carbon emissions than cars.

    University of Manchester study: “The carbon footprint of riding a sandwich-fueled bicycle could be 30 percent higher than driving’.
    ‘You still can alter your behavior to reduce your carbon footprint. In particular, make sure you don’t ride a bike when you could drive a car. How’s that? Well, the people at Phyics.org thought the sandwich-climate topic was important enough to get access to the full text of the original article. They pass on this particularly interesting tidbit: A bacon, sausage, and egg sandwich (the whole Hampton Inn breakfast buffet in one tidy package) has a carbon footprint “equivalent to CO2 emissions from driving a car for 12 miles.”
    Driving a car uses energy that comes from gasoline. Riding a bike uses energy that comes from the bicyclist’s food. Both sources of energy have carbon footprints. We are told CO2 emissions from the life-cycle process of producing a sandwich is equal to that of driving a car 12 miles. The question, then, is how far will the calories in that sandwich take you on a bike? …
    The bicyclist would need to eat 1.3 sandwiches to go 12 miles. That is, the CO2 footprint of riding a sandwich-fueled bike would be 30 percent higher than driving a car.”

  483. Bitterlaw says:

    499 could not possibly be directed at me.

    If Obama had agreed to meet with that dictator, HHR would have howled with outrage. Trump does it? Zzzzzz

    “But Bitter …in 3…2…1…”

  484. Tina says:

    Well goober graham is all for the meeting.

  485. Tina says:

    Cn and n wants to impeach him for agree8ng to the meeting.

    Faux news wants war in the peninsula.

    Malsd beleives the russians have bought trump to agree to the meeting.

  486. Bitterlaw says:

    What does Admiral Ackbar think?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4F4qzPbcFiA

  487. Tina says:

    Conversation
    PhilipTerzian
    PhilipTerzian
    @PhilipTerzian
    YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS UP
    MSNBCs Evelyn Farkas: “Unfortunately,” The “Bluster” From Trump Led North Korea To Negotiating Table

    Lol

  488. Tina says:

    Trumps bluster paved the way.

    Farkas whomshould be in jail, bit we can save that for now.

  489. Tina says:

    Can the cnn whale opine?

  490. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    492. “I have no expectation of anything positive being achieved by Trump meeting with the North Korean.”

    Maybe so, but can you see anything negative? Maybe Kim is tired of his nation’s drab isolation from the rest of the world. Nixon was a ardent cold warrior, but he shocked the world by visiting China.

  491. Tina says:

    Little Rocket Man wants to negotiate but Jerry Brown, governor of ca, who believes in his modern daynslave system does not.

    This is war, barked moonbeam,

    War betwwen the states? The new civil war?

  492. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    507.” Cn and n wants to impeach him for agree8ng to the meeting.”

    Of course they will blame Putin and the Russians.

  493. Tina says:

    Maybe there is no more dirt for the nks to eat?

    Maybe the embargo worked since it was a sheothole, but everybody, incl. china, got on board?

  494. Bitterlaw says:

    SD – Negatives? Sure. Nothing will come of it and the myth of Trump the Deal Maker will be exposed. OR Some deal will be reached and never honored. OR Tensions increase after the meeting.

  495. Bitterlaw says:

    SD – Negatives? Sure. Nothing will come of it and the myth of Trump the Deal Maker will be exposed. OR Some deal will be reached and never honored. OR Tensions increase after the meeting.

  496. Tina says:

    A TUNNEL at an underground North Korea nuclear site has collapsed with up to 200 people killed, according to reports.

    The collapse happened at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the north-east of the country on October 10, according to Japan’s TV Asahi.

    I found this article fascinating.

  497. MichiganGuy says:

    What article? A link please.

  498. Tina says:

    Conversation
    CNN
    CNN
    @CNN
    Russians released an anti-Clinton video game called “Hilltendo” weeks before the 2016 US presidential election. It may look silly on the surface, but a CNN investigation finds it may indicate an intent to track users and target them with ads (link: http://cnn.it/2Ifs0eu) cnn.it/2Ifs0eu

    The Hillendo video gmecaused her to lose mi, pa, and oh.

  499. Tina says:

    Was it the nuke accident or a kinetic energy weapon?

  500. MichiganGuy says:

    MICHIGAN (EPIC-MRA 2/24-27)
    .
    Gov. Rick Snyder (R) Job Approval:
    .
    Excellent/Pretty Good 39%
    Just Fair/Poor 58%
    .
    Trump Job Approval:
    .
    Excellent/Pretty Good 37%
    Just Fair/Poor 60%
    .
    http://www.epicmra.com/press/Stwd_Survey_Feb2018_Media_Freq.pdf
    —————————————————————————————————————-
    Talk about a misleading question? Since when is fair a negative?

  501. MichiganGuy says:

    Thanks, Tina

  502. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    516. “SD – Negatives? Sure. Nothing will come of it and the myth of Trump the Deal Maker will be exposed. OR Some deal will be reached and never honored. OR Tensions increase after the meeting.”

    Maybe so, but I think a meeting between two of the most uniquely peculiar people on the planet is worth the price of a bag of popcorn.

    Putin should show up, it will drive Mueller nuts!

  503. MichiganGuy says:

    Ryan Bundy, son of famed rogue rancher Cliven Bundy, says he plans to run for Nevada governor.

    Bundy plans to officially file as an independent candidate for the position on March 14.
    .
    http://www.rgj.com/story/news/politics/2018/03/08/ryan-bundy-son-controversial-nevada-rancher-announces-bid-governor/408739002/
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    Well, this will hand the dems the Governor’s election.

  504. BayernFan says:

    Trump is playing China.

  505. JC says:

    Lil Kim said that denuclearization was a dream of his father.

    This is all the info necessary to know that North Korea is at least serious about denuclearizing. Kin Jong Un has turned denuclearization into a point of honor – which means that refusing to do will be seen as a DISHONOR to his father.

    Which is the single worst thing a Korean can do in their society.

    But even if the Norks stiff us, as sandiegocitizen said, who cares? It’s not like it would change anything. The US would still have an economic vice grip arounds North Korea’s throat. Their people would still be starving. And Kim would still be worrying about an enivitable uprising that WILL occur if things don’t change.

  506. JC says:

    @michiganguy

    I had a good laugh at that ‘poll’

  507. Michael says:

    Bitterlaw

    I don’t think we have met still lol

  508. NYCmike says:

    Salmon-colored-convert?

  509. MichiganGuy says:

    Exclusive Stormy Daniels Attorney Has Deep Ties To The Democratic Party Joe Biden and Rahm Emanuel.
    .
    According to Avenatti Bio, he is 47, worked at a political opposition and media firm, The Research Group, run by Rahm Emanuel (later Barack Obama’s White House chief of staff) and took part in more than 150 campaigns in 42 states, including Joe Biden’s U.S. Senate campaign.
    .
    http://orlando-politics.com/2018/03/08/exclusive-stormy-daniels-attorney-has-deep-ties-to-the-democratic-party-joe-biden-and-rahm-emanuel/

  510. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Meanwhile, here comes Shale Revolution II.

    “U.S. oil and natural gas is on the verge of transforming the world’s energy markets for a second time, further undercutting Saudi Arabia and Russia.

    The widespread adoption of fracking in the U.S. opened billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas to production and transformed the global energy sector in a matter of a few years. Now, a leading global energy agency says U.S. natural gas is about to do it again.

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a new forecast this week that growth in U.S. oil production will cover 80% of new global demand for oil in the next three years. U.S. oil production is expected to increase nearly 30% to 17 million barrels a day by 2023 with much of that growth coming from oil produced through fracking in West Texas.

    “Non-OPEC supply growth is very, very strong, which will change a lot of parameters of the oil market in the next years to come,” Fatih Birol, the head of the International Energy Agency, told reporters at the CERAWeek energy conference hosted by IHS Markit. “We are going to see a major second wave of U.S. shale production coming.”

    In answer to a certain troll’s question: yes we are winning. Whatever Trump’s personal follies, his economic policies are working.

  511. MichiganGuy says:

    Basic Cable Top 10 (Prime Time)
    .
    1. Fox News (2,766,000)
    2. MSNBC (1,805,000)
    3. USA (1,366,000)
    4. HGTV (1,361,000)
    5. TNT (1,316,000)
    6. NBCSN (1,268,000)
    7. History (1,165,000)
    8. ESPN (1,124,000)
    9. Investigation Discovery (1,116,000)
    10. TBS (1,085,000)
    .
    Basic Cable Top 10 (Total Day)
    .
    1. Fox News (1,548,000)
    2. MSNBC (989,000)
    3. Nickelodeon (926,000)
    4. HGTV (781,000)
    5. ID (771,000)
    6. NBCSN (757,000)
    7. CNN (700,000)
    8. USA (691,000)
    9. TNT (650,000)
    10. History (592,000)
    .
    http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/the-top-basic-cable-networks-for-feb-2018/358527
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    cnn has turned into a obsolete network.

  512. MichiganGuy says:

    Home Depot pledges $50 million to train 20,000 skilled laborers, military veterans wanted.
    .
    https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/home-depot-pledges-50-million-to-train-20000-skilled-laborers-military-veterans-wanted
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    Thank you, Home Depot

  513. Messy57 says:

    535. Why is “history” still up there. They haven’t had any new programming in years. Just antiquing and bad conspiracy shows.

  514. MichiganGuy says:

    They still beat cnn in Prime Time. LOL

  515. Chicon says:

    Will Robbie be along soon to explain how this North Korea news will be an electoral disaster for Trump, and especially the Republicans?

  516. Bitterlaw says:

    History also has branched out into dramatic series like Vikings and Knightfall. I still don’t know why shows about commercial fishing are considered history but there must be an audience for it.

  517. Bitterlaw says:

    Meeting with the North Korean thug could be good or bad. Those declaring it to be a victory for Trump already are premature. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Premature Adulation.

  518. MichiganGuy says:

    “Canada and Mexico are going to be given an opportunity to negotiate a fair trade deal for NAFTA,” Mr. Navarro told Charles Payne shortly before the ceremony at the White House. “If we get that, they won’t receive the tariffs.”
    .
    https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/news/politics/2018/03/08/trump-imposes-tariffs-on-imported-steel-and-aluminum-canada-and-mexico-grace-period/
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    It’s all part of “The Art of the Deal”

  519. Chicon says:

    Bitter, Hillary and friends said his approach to the thug was dangerous and likely to start a war. Instead there’s a meeting with the thug. Apparently with a promise to not do anymore testing during the process, a pledge to denuclearize the peninsula, and the acceptance that US-South Korean War games will continue.

    Not sure how this is not good news. The worst case scenario is the thug is stalling. Which leaves us where we were yesterday. Best case is a solid deal.

  520. Todd McCain says:

    The favorable NK coverage and the overwhelmingly positive economic news should give DJT a nice polling bump.

  521. Jeff G. says:

    #542, Is that d-bag serious? Would Tesla even exist in a “free” market without the massive subsidies and carveouts for his products in the U.S. tax code? Isn’t there some saying about a kettle and a pot that might be appropriate here?

  522. NYCmike says:

    Musk, to me, is asking good questions. Why can’t we own a car factory in China? They own them here.

    It seemed like he was supporting tariffs/Trump, in search of fairer trade with China.

  523. NYCmike says:

    I do agree that Musk’s subsidies are ridiculous.

  524. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    WHOA! I hope Sen. Dean Heller(R-NV) has insider information and his statement is accurate.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/377555-gop-senator-justice-kennedy-is-going-to-retire-this-summer

  525. DW says:

    I am sort of mixed on Trump meeting with Rocket Man.

    On the one hand, its not likely to accomplish much, but just having the meeting would give him a temporary boost among people who won’t ever vote for him.

    On the other hand, Rocket man is the guy who didn’t get along with his own uncle and threw him alive into a cage full of starved dogs. He didn’t stay alive for long.

    Why negotiate with someone like that?

  526. GPO says:

    549 Sheeple- I pray every day for this

  527. mnw says:

    545 “nice polling bump”?

    RAS 44

  528. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #551
    So do I. Who would you like to see replace A. Kennedy? Diane Sykes and William Pryor come to mind.
    No squishes like A. Kennedy,please!

  529. Chicon says:

    550 – if we don’t negotiate, what’s the prescription to prevent him getting deliverable nukes?

    Sanctions are supposed to result in negotiations that change the behavior. The alternatives are military force or acceptance of him having nukes.

    What approach would you take? Honest question, not meant in a snarky fashion at all….

  530. DW says:

    554 – like I said, I am conflicted on it. I hope Trump can get somewhere with him, I really do. Given the fundamentally evil nature of Rocket Man, I cannot imagine what negotiations can accomplish. These things sometimes sort themselves out–where someone in the inner circle decides they cannot take his evilness any longer and rub him out.

    People forget that early on Hitler was THIS close to be assassinated this way. Had someone not moved the bomb-briefcase a few feet away, Hitler would have been taken out.

  531. Chicon says:

    553 – Trump’s original list of candidates had a lot of excellent choices.

    Imo, he has to pick the one that is the smoothest; the one that is hardest to paint as knuckle dragger. He has to have Collins, Flake, etc, and right now McCain’s seat is essentially unoccupied. They can only afford 1 Republican no vote.

  532. Chicon says:

    555 – My thought is that Trump has two goals with these talks. First, he’d like them to lead to a desired result. Second, if they don’t, he can explain to the people that he has exhausted all avenues short of war. He can ask Congress for a declaration of war at that point.

    I don’t think he can refuse to talk and then justify military action.

  533. DW says:

    557 – fair points. I hope it works out.

  534. DW says:

    FEB JOBS BLOWOUT: +313K…
    SMASHES EXPECTATIONS…
    RECORD 155,215,000 EMPLOYED…
    BLACK, HISPANIC UNEMPLOYMENT HISTORIC LOWS…
    STOCKS POP…

    Trolls hardest hit.

  535. mnw says:

    Traditionally, heads of govts meet to announce an agreement that’s already been negotiated.

    SCOTUS: Chris Kobach, KS AG now running for KS gov.

    DEMs would have heart attack.

    Hawley would be good too, & he has long been thought to have SCOTUS as his ultimate objective.

  536. Chicon says:

    Hello, mnw. Can Kobach or Hawley be easily painted as knuckle draggers?

  537. jason says:

    Please, yes, get the grandstander out of the Senate.

  538. Chicon says:

    562 – I’m sure Flake, Corker, Collins and McCain would be glad to vote to confirm him.

  539. Phil says:

    The Trump meeting with the nut from N Korea is a no lose situation. They don’t get an agreement? Probably won’t but somehow Trump is going to get blamed for not caving and giving this guy what he wants for some vague promise that he’ll be willing to negotiate on nukes down the road?? Uh, no. Everyone knows how caving to N Korea has worked over the last two decades. Sure, the left will blame Trump for “failing”. Good luck with that one. The American people are well aware of how appeasement has worked with N. Korea in the past.

    Trump can say “I gave it a shot”. Only the shills at MSNBC will push the theme that if “Trump had only been more flexible” in his talks there would have been peace in our time. Like I said, good luck pushing that one.

  540. Chicon says:

    Forgot Murkowski….

    Teddy not well liked in the joint….

  541. jason says:

    I would not have complained had Obama met rocketman unless he gave away the store.

    I was against him meeting the Iran leader because I thought he was already pre-disposed to go easy on the regime, had not supported the rebellions, and had an anti-Israel agenda. Basically the meeting would come from a position of weakness rather than strength.

    I am comfortable with Trump meeting Rocketman because I think Trump will hardly be the apologist for America like Obama was, and will negotiate from a position of strength rather than weakness.

    So Bitter, GFY if that comment was directed at me.

  542. jason says:

    562 – I’m sure Flake, Corker, Collins and McCain would be glad to vote to confirm him.”

    Probably some Dems too just to get rid of him.

    Supposedly he is as popular on both sides of the aisle as a grizzly bear at a picnic.

  543. Phil says:

    I am comfortable with Trump meeting rocket man. He won’t give the guy an Iran like sweet deal. Obama meeting him? No way. He absolutely was capable of giving away the store. See Iran deal.

  544. mnw says:

    hello, fellow no-playoffs-for-us

    Knuckle draggers?

    Kobach has been the foremost conservative legal scholar in the anti-illegal alien fight. He has filed numerous SCOTUS briefs & aregued a case or two himself, I think. I don’t think that makes him a knuckledragger, but it makes him radioactive controversial.

    Hawley has been big on freedom of religion, I.e., the Hobby Lobby case. I doubt he would be quite as redhot as Kobach.

    In real life, I don’t expect either to be nominated. It would be the equivalent of Hillary nominating Holder.

  545. DW says:

    Cruz on the SCOTUS would make it must see TV. I would love listening to him rip the liberals to shreds.

  546. mnw says:

    PA-18

    Sabato moved to tossup. Cook did so earlier.

  547. mnw says:

    Eugene Robinson is the only one I can find today who would like to discuss not North Korea, not tariffs or the jobs report, but… muh pornstar.

  548. Bitterlaw says:

    Maybe Cruz would be confirmed unanimously. Republicans and Democrats and the Independents (really Democrats) would all love to get rid of him.

  549. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – GFY. My comment was not directed towards you. If I want to go after an A-hole, that A-hole will know it.

  550. MichiganGuy says:

    #PA18 Special Election:
    .
    Conor Lamb 48%
    Rick Saccone 44%
    .
    Trump Job Approval:
    .
    Approve 44%
    Disapprove 48%
    .
    RABAresearch 3/6-8
    .
    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/exclusive-dem-leads-in-new-poll-of-hotly-contested-pennsylvania-house-race

  551. Bitterlaw says:

    I have not followed the p0rn star story closely. I reviewed some of Ms. Daniels’ work. I was not impressed. Too fake. I would expect a billionaire to do better than her.

  552. MichiganGuy says:

    God bless Detroit. 🙁

  553. MichiganGuy says:

    I’m calling BS on this list. Chicago is more dangerous than Detroit.

  554. CG says:

    Only in baseball

  555. SoHope says:

    South Park, CO was on that list just below Detroit but they got a Whole Foods and the rest is history.

  556. GPO says:

    Sheeple, Jr. says:

    March 9, 2018 at 9:43 am

    #551
    So do I. Who would you like to see replace A. Kennedy? Diane Sykes and William Pryor come to mind.

    I’m no expert but do try to read as much about the candidates as I can. I like Eid and Stras- cant remember if Barrett is on the list or not but liked her. All seem solid.

    can only lose one vote, but we all know who the red state dems up this year are- if they vote against, probably toast in election, vote for and the lib dem base will be pissed

  557. Bitterlaw says:

    Supreme Court Justice Kelly Ayotte has a nice ring to it.

  558. Mr.Vito says:

    535. “Why is “history” still up there. They haven’t had any new programming in years. Just antiquing and bad conspiracy shows.”

    Just like CNN.

  559. MichiganGuy says:

    NT

  560. NYCmike says:

    If it is a woman that gets picked, I would rather it NOT be Ayotte, as any former politician will have the “evolve” gene hardwired in their DNA.

    I would rather it be a woman who is absolutely despised by the left, because she uses reason/written law, as opposed to emotions, to make decisions.

  561. Bitterlaw says:

    As opposed to non-politicians who also “evolved.”

  562. SoHope says:

    Amy Coney Barrett looks like a good pick

  563. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    K. Ayotte was an exceptional Senator for NH.
    Please do NOT nominate her for SCOTUS. She is a New England Republican which makes her a squish(see her Climate Change position).

  564. Bitterlaw says:

    Ayotte went to Penn State and Villanova. She has been outside. NE.

  565. MichiganGuy says:

    Drudge

  566. MichiganGuy says:

    🙄