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Scott Leads Nelson By 4% in FL

He wasn’t quite the front runner in the Democratic primary in Maryland for the right to take on Larry Hogan, but Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz was in the top three and his death overnight will change the course of that race.

Meanwhile in Florida, a new poll from Florida Atlantic University shows Rick Scott holding a 4% lead over sitting Senator Bill nelson, although that is down from the previous poll FAU took.

US SENATE – FLORIDA (FAU)
Rick Scott (R) 445
Bill Nelson (D-inc) 405

This poll was done May 4-7 among 1000 registered voters.

Posted by Dave at 8:43 am
Filed under: General | Comments (1,862)

1,862 Responses to “Scott Leads Nelson By 4% in FL”

  1. Chicon says:

    Wow. First.

  2. jason says:

    No need to thank me, I am a generous second.

  3. jason says:

    Trump has managed to get Rocket Man’s approval rating up from 1% to 8%. Who wouda thunk?

    “Washington (CNN)About three-quarters of Americans (77%) approve of President Donald Trump’s decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Trump’s approval rating for handling the situation with North Korea has jumped 10 points since late March.
    Overall, 53% approve of Trump’s handling of North Korea, and 35% disapprove. That represents the first time a majority has approved of his handling of the issue and is a near reversal from his low point on the topic in November, when just 35% approved not long after Kim accused Trump of “mentally deranged behavior” and Trump responded by tweeting that Kim was “obviously a madman.”

    Approval of Trump’s decision to meet with Kim has climbed 15 points since a late March poll, not long after the decision for the two leaders to meet was announced. That number is bolstered by increases across party lines, including a 24-point rise in approval of that decision among Democrats (from 38% in March to 62% now), a 12-point rise from independents (from 67% to 79%) and a 10-point increase among the President’s partisans (from 82% to 92%).
    Americans are deeply unfavorable toward the North Korean leader himself. Kim receives an 8% favorable rating and 82% view him unfavorably. Bad as they are, these numbers reflect an improvement for Kim. In December 2014, only 1% had favorable opinions of him, with 84% unfavorable.”

  4. MichiganGuy says:

    Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County executive and Democratic candidate for governor dies of heart attack
    .
    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-kevin-kamenetz-ill-20180510-story.html

  5. Redmen4ever says:

    YouGov: majority of Democrats disapprove of Trump’s handling of North Korea.

    Sometimes you can’t distinguish hate from stupid.

    see p. 38
    https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/kwgrow0dna/econTabReport.pdf

  6. Bitterlaw says:

    I want to know more about the 1% who already approved of North Korea’s leader. Other than Dennis Rodman, who else likes him?

  7. Bitterlaw says:

    I appreciate the support from those who think I am depressed. Since I do not believe that depression is anything but personal weakness and failure, there is no medical or therapeutic solution.

  8. Bitterlaw says:

    He could only handle living to 104? Not everybody is as strong as Walt.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html

  9. Chicon says:

    8 – their most vulnerable – Blum in Iowa – was on the list last cycle. He won. What does that say for the list?

  10. hugh says:

    Bitter. Lets assume you are right, then why not take a happy pill anyway? what do you lose

  11. J. Cutler says:

    Where’s CG?

  12. jason says:

    These are the same people who approved of Obama sitting down with (and getting screwed by) the Iranians.

    Full disclosure: I opposed Obama meeting with the Iranians and I approve of Trump meeting with the North Koreans.

    Hypocritical? Nope. Trump clearly approached this from a position of strength while Obama was negotiating from a position of weakness after apologizing for America at every opportunity. Trump is not apologizing for America and has left all options on the table, while Obama was submissive and pretty much had zero leverage to negotiate with the Iranians.

  13. mnw says:

    RAS 48

  14. jason says:

    I want to know more about the 1% who already approved of North Korea’s leader. Other than Dennis Rodman, who else likes him?”

    Maybe they rounded up from 0.00000001%.

  15. jason says:

    Since I do not believe that depression is anything but personal weakness and failure, there is no medical or therapeutic solution.”

    I tend to agree. I think if I ever schedule an appointment it will be the indication its time to shoot myself.

  16. jason says:

    I don’t believe in shrinks or chiropractors.

    Sue me.

  17. Phil says:

    Bitter, I am back on Prozac, and it has made a huge difference. I have to do what I have to do to keep going and stay positive so it was a no Brainer for me in my situation. Please don’t think I am trying to tell you what to do – just that the antidepressents have been a lifesaver for me and it might really make a difference for you as well. Again, not presuming to tell you what to do, only suggesting that the right medication coulld make a huge difference. Nothing to lose.

  18. Phil says:

    ‘Approached from a position of strength”

    Yes, that’s the key.

  19. jason says:

    The Dem candidate for Governor who had the fatal heart attack apparently didn’t believe in raising taxes.

    I am surprised he was allowed to die from natural causes.

  20. DW says:

    Here is the updated Senate dashboard:

    2018 Paladin Senate Dashboard
    ———————————————————–
    ST | Cnt | Cook | Gonz. | Saba. | CNN | RCP | Score
    ———————————————————–
    NE | 46 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    MS | 47 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    TX | 48 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | 3.6
    TN | 49 | Toss | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | 1.2
    —-Democrats need ALL the below for control—-
    MO | 51 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    IN | 50 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    FL | 49 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    WV | 48 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    ND | 47 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    NV | 46 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    AZ | 45 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    OH | 44 | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2
    MT | 43 | Lk D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.2
    WI | 42 | Lk D | Tlt D | Ln D | Lk D | Ln D | -2.6
    MN | 41 | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -3.6
    PA | 40 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    MI | 39 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    NJ | 38 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Sf D | -4.8
    VA | 37 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -5.2
    ME | 36 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.6

  21. jason says:

    Rasmussen thinks the “Blakenship surge” was MSM fake news. He is probably right.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/05/10/was_the_blankenship_momentum_real_137007.html

  22. jason says:

    J. Cutler says:
    May 10, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Where’s CG?”

    He doesn’t want to comment here anymore he said.

    But he will do flybys to attack Trump because its never too late to relive the 2016 primaries.

  23. Redmen4ever says:

    Unipolar disorder or Depression – is treatable in the sense that people will self-administer their medication and live productive and happy lives

    Schizophrenia – much more difficult to treat because people will typically not self-administer their medication, choosing to live in their increasingly make-believe world, and increasingly rely on mooching, fraud, petty theft and welfare payments, and sometimes on violence

    Bipolar disorder – depending on severity, can be enormously productive; but, when those who have this condition start relying on drugs and alcohol, the prospects of a future that is productive and happy rapidly diminish

  24. Tina says:

    Per the daily caller, pence calls for mule head to end.

    I think both Ryano and mitchie will do the same very soon.

  25. Tina says:

    Fake news swallowed entirely by the Jebot.

  26. Tina says:

    With pence calling for it to end, this opens up the floodgates.

  27. DW says:

    24 – they should read CNN for encouragement.

  28. mnw says:

    jason 22

    I think that analysis is absolutely correct.

    I always questioned a surge that was relying 50% on a leaked Blankenship internal. However, I made the mistake of buying into the expert opinion, instead of trusting my instinct. If all the Wise Men say one thing, it’s hard to go against them, in the absence of empirical evidence.

    As for empirical evidence, there were no new public polls during the last week of the campaign, which was odd.

  29. Tina says:

    Breaking news

    The border between Nk and Sk are open, for the first time in 70 years.

  30. mnw says:

    DW & jason

    That same Politico article states that a DEM takeover in the House is a done deal, however.

  31. Bitterlaw says:

    Phil – I appreciate your suggestion. I am glad it worked for you. It cannot work for me. Medication would just confirm my failure and weakness. I’m Irish. I am built to endure and suffer.

  32. DW says:

    They all can call the house takeover a done deal if they wish, but even the left-listing forecasters say the Dems have to take almost ALL the tossups to do it….

    Paladin – 2018 House Dashboard
    ———————————————————–
    C Dist | Cnt | Cook | Saba. | Gonz.| CNN | RCP | Avg Score
    ———————————————————–
    OH_16* | 148 | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | 6
    CA_22 | 149 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    CO_03 | 150 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    NC_08 | 151 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    NY_23 | 152 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    OK_05 | 153 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    SC_01 | 154 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    WA_03 | 155 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    FL_06* | 156 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    FL_25 | 157 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    MO_02 | 158 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_07 | 159 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_10 | 160 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_15 | 161 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    PA_14* | 162 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    PA_16 | 163 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    SC_05 | 164 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    WI_07 | 165 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    WV_03* | 166 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_06 | 167 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_08 | 168 | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.8
    CA_04 | 169 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    FL_15* | 170 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    MI_01 | 171 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    NC_02 | 172 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    OH_14 | 173 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    CA_50 | 174 | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.4
    GA_07 | 175 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.4
    MI_06 | 176 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    TX_21* | 177 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.4
    WI_06 | 178 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 4.4
    FL_16 | 179 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 4
    FL_18 | 180 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    IL_13 | 181 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    MI_07 | 182 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 4
    NJ_03 | 183 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 4
    NY_24 | 184 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    VA_05 | 185 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4
    AR_02 | 186 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | 3.6
    CA_21 | 187 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 3.6
    IL_14 | 188 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | 3.6
    NY_01 | 189 | Lk R | Sf R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.6
    MT_01 | 190 | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.2
    PA_10 | 191 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Toss | 3.2
    NC_13 | 192 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    NM_02* | 193 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.8
    OH_01 | 194 | Ln R | Sf R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.8
    WA_05 | 195 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    GA_06 | 196 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Toss | 2.4
    IA_03 | 197 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    ME_02 | 198 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    NY_11 | 199 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    VA_02 | 200 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    VA_07 | 201 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    KY_06 | 202 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    MI_08 | 203 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Lk R | 2
    TX_32 | 204 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 2
    OH_12* | 205 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 1.8
    CA_45 | 206 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    KS_03 | 207 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    UT_04 | 208 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    NC_09* | 209 | Ln R | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Lk R | 1.4
    KS_02* | 210 | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    WI_01* | 211 | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    IL_06 | 212 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
    TX_07 | 213 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
    CA_10 | 214 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 0.6
    IL_12 | 215 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    MN_03 | 216 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    NJ_07 | 217 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    —-Democrats need ALL the below for control—-
    TX_23 | 218 | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    CA_25 | 217 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    CA_48 | 216 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    CO-06 | 215 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    IA_01 | 214 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NE_02 | 213 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NY_19 | 212 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NY_22 | 211 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    PA_01 | 210 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    PA_17 | 209 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    MN_01* | 208 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_02 | 207 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_08* | 206 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    WA_08* | 205 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    FL_26 | 204 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Ln D | -0.2
    MI_11* | 203 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Toss | -0.4
    VA_10 | 202 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | -0.4
    NJ_11* | 201 | Toss | Tlt D | Toss | Toss | Ln D | -0.6
    CA_39* | 200 | Ln D | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | -1.2
    NH_01* | 199 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    NV_03* | 198 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    PA_07* | 197 | Ln D | Tlt D | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | -1.4
    CA_49* | 196 | Ln D | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.6
    AZ_02* | 195 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    NJ_02* | 194 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    FL_27* | 193 | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2
    AZ_01 | 192 | Ln D | Tlt D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.2
    NV_04* | 191 | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.8
    NJ_05 | 190 | Lk D | Tlt D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3
    FL_07 | 189 | Lk D | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.2
    CA_07 | 188 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.6
    MN_07 | 187 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    PA_06* | 186 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    PA_08 | 185 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    AZ_09* | 184 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    FL_13 | 183 | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    PA_05* | 182 | Lk D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    NH_02 | 181 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    WI_03 | 180 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    CA_24 | 179 | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.2
    CT_05* | 178 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | -5.2
    IA_02 | 177 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.6
    NY_18 | | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.6
    *indicates open seat

  33. jason says:

    Blakenship blames Trump for his loss, says it “cut his momentum”.

    I would believe if it was closer rather than a wipeout.

    In any case Trump called Blakenship after the race, so hopefully he won’t try to sabotage Morrisey’s campaign.

  34. Bitterlaw says:

    Maybe NK decided the fastest way to destroy South Korea was to open the border and send millions of starving citizens there.

  35. MichiganGuy says:

    Even cnn knows the dems chance at taking the house is at best 50/50.
    .
    CNN poll: Democrats’ 2018 advantage is nearly gone
    .
    Generic Congressional Ballot:
    .
    Democrats 47%
    Republicans 44%
    .
    CNN/ssrs_research 5/2-5
    .
    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/09/politics/cnn-poll-generic-ballot-narrows/index.html?sr=twCNN050918cnn-poll-generic-ballot-narrows0308PMVODtop

  36. Cash Cow TM says:

    Hunk.

  37. Tina says:

    Illegal immigration.

    Drats and rinos love it.

  38. MichiganGuy says:

    Mississippi Senate:
    .
    Hyde-Smith 30%
    Espy 22%
    McDaniel 17%
    Shelton 4%
    Undecided 27%
    .
    GS Strategy Group/U.S.Chamber of Commerce Poll
    .
    https://www.scribd.com/document/378707355/U-S-Chamber-Poll#from_embed /b>

  39. jason says:

    “That same Politico article states that a DEM takeover in the House is a done deal, however.”

    Politico is a left wing rag. Having given up on the Senate, their MSM status might be revoked if they strayed from the “House is a done deal” meme.

  40. jason says:

    The deadender is in 3rd? Hallelujah.

  41. jason says:

    Nate Silverhack is busy “adjusting” polls.

    “Polls are adjusted for house effects, which are persistent differences between the poll and the trend line. Rasmussen Reports, for example, has consistently shown much better approval ratings for Trump than other pollsters have, while Gallup’s have been slightly worse. The house effects adjustment counteracts these tendencies. So, a recent Rasmussen Reports poll that showed Trump at 50 percent approval and 50 percent disapproval was adjusted by the model to 45 percent approval and 51 percent disapproval.”

  42. Wobbles says:

    I am so proud of Nate.

  43. MichiganGuy says:

    Voters Want Security Personnel for Schools, N.C. Split on Gun Control Walkouts
    .
    In your own words, what would be the single best way to enhance school security? (Registered voters were offered an open-ended question to freely answer)

    43% Security guards/ More armed guards/ Police resource officers/ Military/ Trained guards
    13% Metal detectors/ Scanners/ Check points/ Bag checks
    11% Arm teachers/ Allow trained armed teachers
    8% Stricter gun laws/ Control who can purchase weapons/ Gun control/ Limit guns
    8% Lock doors/ Be buzzed in/ Only let in with a pass
    6% Better parenting/ Parents to teach kids right from wrong/ Home training
    5% Plan in place/ Have a safety plan
    5% Get rid of guns/ No guns
    4% Do not arm teachers/ Do not allow teachers to carry a gun
    4% Security/ Make schools more secure (General)
    3% Mental health awareness/ Better understanding of mental health
    2% Funding for schools/ More money to schools
    1% God back in school/ Prayer back in school
    3% Other
    5% None/ Nothing
    7% Don’t Know/ No Opinion/ Unsure
    1% Refused
    .
    https://www.nccivitas.org/2018/civitas-polling-voters-want-security-personnel-schools-n-c-split-gun-control-walkouts/

  44. jason says:

    The Morning Consult poll that was 42-53 was “adjusted” to 38-56.

    You Gov that was 42-45 was “adjusted” to 43-48.

    Hilarious.

  45. Bitterlaw says:

    Adjusting polls = reweighting polls = The HHR tradition.

  46. jason says:

    Mark me in the 5% that said nothing.

    Or in the 16% that said nothing, don’t know, other or refused.

  47. jason says:

    The HHR tradition.”

    We spawned Nate Silverhack?

    And someone once said we were an “obscure” blog.

  48. Redmen4ever says:

    House Effects: making all polls look like the CBS Poll.

  49. jason says:

    43% Security guards/ More armed guards/ Police resource officers/ Military/ Trained guards

    Impossible to implement in every school

    13% Metal detectors/ Scanners/ Check points/ Bag checks

    Will not work unless implemented 24/7, cost prohibitive., If not 24/7 perps can stash weapons inside.

    11% Arm teachers/ Allow trained armed teachers
    8% Stricter gun laws/ Control who can purchase weapons/ Gun control/ Limit guns

    Armed teachers will not prevent every attack, maybe minimize them. Gun control only works on law abiding gun owners.

    8% Lock doors/ Be buzzed in/ Only let in with a pass

    Won’t prevent every attack

    6% Better parenting/ Parents to teach kids right from wrong/ Home training

    Unrealistic

    5% Plan in place/ Have a safety plan

    Zzzzzzzz…

    5% Get rid of guns/ No guns

    Nutcases, criminals and terrorists don’t care about gun laws

    4% Do not arm teachers/ Do not allow teachers to carry a gun

    Brilliant, how has that worked so far?

    4% Security/ Make schools more secure (General)

    Won’t prevent every attack

    3% Mental health awareness/ Better understanding of mental health

    Minimal impact

    2% Funding for schools/ More money to schools

    Zzzzzzz..

    1% God back in school/ Prayer back in school

    God has other priorities

    3% Other
    5% None/ Nothing
    7% Don’t Know/ No Opinion/ Unsure
    1% Refused

  50. Tina says:

    Has lord arsehat polled yet?

  51. Bitterlaw says:

    There is a lot of anti-Trump hatred out there. If you live somewhere like Texas, you won’t see it. Where I live, the Dems are seething and ready to vote early and often. I am not trying to be Robbie and I do not see the blue tsunami approaching. However, I think the House will flip. Sorry.

  52. mnw says:

    I dunno, BL. I can never remember seeing so many “help wanted” signs before.

    I know I said this before, more or less, but the DEMs have no issue(s) that resonate.

    The DEMs best hope is GOP complacency/low turnout. In that regard, Mr. Orange has a rally in IN 2nite, so he’s ON it.

    I read that Donald, Jr is planning to play “a major role in the 2018 election.” Oy. Wrong Donald.

  53. jason says:

    You don’t have to go to Texas to not see it. In my part of PA, Trump signs on houses, buildings, farms and cars are still everywhere. You won’t hear any anti-Trump talk in diners or stores. I got picked up last week by a rental car shuttle and the driver and all the passengers were fervent supporters.

    So the question is this like 2016 when the most anti-Trump fervor was in areas that were already going to vote for Hillary, and is the anti-Trump sentiment Bitter is seeing is in areas where Dems were likely to win anyway, now by bigger margins?

    In other words, is the anti-Trump sentiment just concentrated in the Hillary voters/losers in 2016, because even if they are more motivated, there weren’t enough of them to win the House. One has to assume everyone who voted for Hillary probably supported a Dem for House and Senate.

    I don’t know the answer to this, Bitter may be right that the House will flip, but its key to knowing for sure.

  54. janz says:

    Trump should pick and choose states and locations where he could be effective. For instance even here in CA there are definitely red pockets where he would be cheered rather than jeered.

  55. Wobbles says:

    Has lord arsehat polled yet?”

    Yes, he puts the odds of the Dems winning the House and Senate at 94.5%. He thinks its possible Rs will lose 200 seats in the House, 43 in the Senate.

    Impeachment at 83%. Resignation at 72%.

    This is based on painstaking, thorough, and comprehensive analysis of the US political situation, conducted from a booth in an East London pub.

  56. jason says:

    For instance even here in CA there are definitely red pockets where he would be cheered rather than jeered.”

    janz’s house is a pocket?

    Who knew.

  57. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – I know people who voted straight GOP since Reagan was elected in 1980 who were so appalled by Trump that they voted straight Dem in 2016 and may do so again in 2018. They are boycotting the GOP until 2024.

  58. janz says:

    I also think that Dems are overplaying their sanctuary City enthusiasm. Again, here in CA, there is an anti sanctuary City movement that seems to be moving from the south northward – even invading the north end of LA county, where a city council voted 5 to 0 to oppose it. The meeting was full of MAGA hats – totally surprising to see!

  59. Mr.Vito says:

    “…they voted straight Dem in 2016 and may do so again in 2018…”

    The GOP kept the house comfortably in 2016 so that is hardly an indicator…

  60. jason says:

    Tina says:
    May 10, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Illegal immigration.

    Drats and rinos love it.”

    Hmm….. Tina may have a point,

    Trump is an ex-Drat and Rand Paul is the epitome of a Rino.

    Both have favored amnesty and legalization of illegals.

  61. jason says:

    Jason – I know people who voted straight GOP since Reagan was elected in 1980 who were so appalled by Trump that they voted straight Dem in 2016 and may do so again in 2018. They are boycotting the GOP until 2024.”

    Ok, but that just proves my point.

    They voted straight Dem in 2016 and the Dems still got trounced. So if they do it again and nothing changes the outcome won’t change.

    For the Rs to lose the House, there is going to have to be a lot of people who voted for Trump and Rs in 2016 and are CHANGING their vote from R to D.

  62. jason says:

    Jason – I know people who voted straight GOP since Reagan was elected in 1980 who were so appalled by Trump that they voted straight Dem in 2016 and may do so again in 2018. They are boycotting the GOP until 2024.”

    I take your word for it but I really don’t know anybody like that except Author.

    I know plenty of people like me and my family who didn’t vote for Trump (4/5) but voted for other R candidates. None that I know will be voting D in November.

  63. Chicon says:

    63 – exactly correct.

    To me, a big question is whether the Trump voter who rarely participates votes for the R in the House race.

  64. Chicon says:

    65 – MD, too.

  65. Cash Cow TM says:

    “Blakenship blames Trump for his loss, says it “cut his momentum”.

    I would believe if it was closer rather than a wipeout.

    In any case Trump called Blakenship after the race, so hopefully he won’t try to sabotage Morrisey’s campaign.”
    ____________________
    Blankenship spokesman out of state wide radio just now.
    Says Blankenship will not support Morrisey…will actively work against Morrisey and/or support any third party candidate…
    **************************
    I think WV has a “discontented primary loser–sour grapes” law that says anyone official candidate in a primary who loses cannot be on the ballot as a 3rd party candidate…but could mount a write in campaign.

  66. Bitterlaw says:

    Chi – Are those the same Trump voters who were supposed to save the GOP in the VA Governor’s race?

  67. Bitterlaw says:

    Many Trump voters only care about Trump. Don’t count on them in lower races. Tina thinks I am an Establishment hack or RINO but the GOP always has my vote.

  68. DW says:

    Dem congressional ad:

    “I am ____ ______, and I am asking for your vote so I can go to Washington and stop the madness!

    For too long now, you and your friends and neighbors in our district have been suffering under the burden of Republican imposed low taxes. The additional money they put back into your pockets leaves you with the incredible burden of not knowing how to spend it wisely.

    Furthermore the extra weight of the cash in your back pocket has the potential to inflict you with a painful curvature of the spine, and Republicans have also damaged your chances of getting the needed medical help by reducing regulations and increasing options and worst of all reducing costs.

    Send me to congress and I will work hard for your right to be in line at a government death panel hearing!

    Send me to congress and I will work tirelessly to ensure your right to be taxed for all you are worth!

    Send me to congress and I will fight to ensure your job gets sent back to China where it belongs!

    Send me to congress and I will ensure a flood of illegal immigrants will enter the country and take away whatever chance you thought you had to get a great career collection interstate highway toll, or working road construction.

    Send me to congress and I will ensure felons in our prison system get better care than you do.

    Send me to congress and we can get back to the great American Dream where you turn over all your freedoms, and the federal government will break its promise to keep you comfortable until you die.

    End Republican freedoms that hurt the growth and power of your god and mine, the federal government.

    Together, we can meet the urgent need to turn our communities in third-world countries like Venezuela. Together, we can get this done!

    I am ____ ______, Democrat for Congress, and I approved this message.”

  69. mnw says:

    Send me to Congress and I will vote to impeach Trump for SOMETHING.

  70. DW says:

    I still think the GOP congress should set up a web site for those angry over the tax cut so they can voluntarily send in however much extra they want.

  71. DW says:

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/hawaii-volcano-could-start-spewing-big-rocks-smog-ash-idUSKBN1IA1E4

    I hate to have to point this out at the moment people are devastated over the loss of their homes, but its one thing to build your house next to a dormant volcano, but when you build it right next to an ACTIVE volcano, it shouldn’t be a shock to learn that it has destroyed your home.

  72. jason says:

    DW, there is no safe place to live.

    If the Amish decide to revolt and kill all the English I will be in trouble.

  73. jason says:

    65 – MD, too.”

    Not sure MD voted for Hillary. He said his wife did.

    I think he thought Hillary was sure to win so he might have not voted for her.

  74. janz says:

    Revealing background on Stormy Daniels attorney, Michael Avenatti, questioning why he isn’t in jail. If true, Avenatti appears to be the poster boy for the persona of a “scumbag.”

  75. janz says:

    #72, nice link GPO to the “More Judges” story.

    #71, DW, was that piece derived from your creative wit? Anyway, it was fun to read.

  76. Bitterlaw says:

    MD did not vote for Hillary.

  77. lisab says:

    ASK YOUR BABY’S PERMISSION BEFORE CHANGING DIAPER, SAYS SEXUAL CONSENT EXPERT

    A sex education expert has sparked a debate on sexual consent, after she argued that parents should ask children for permission before changing their diapers.

    Deanne Carson, who works for an organization which teaches children about consent, appeared on Australia’s ABC news network to comment on Saxon Mullins, whose rape case sparked a national debate on sexual consent laws. Carson argued that parents should teach their children about consent as early as possible.

    “We work with parents from birth…Just about how to set up a culture of consent in their homes. ‘I’m going to change your nappy now, is that OK?’ Of course a baby’s not going to respond ‘yes mum, that’s awesome I’d love to have my nappy changed’.

    “But if you leave a space and wait for body language and wait to make eye contact then you’re letting that child know that their response matters,” she said.

  78. DW says:

    “#71, DW, was that piece derived from your creative wit? Anyway, it was fun to read.”

    Yes. It is the honest ad Democrats would run if they were being truthful with voters.

  79. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    WINNING!!!

    Michael Brennan was confirmed to the 7th circuit of appeals today, vote was 49-46, straight party line. Democrats are screaming bloody murder about the blue slip, but let’s not pretend that the shoe won’t be on the other foot some time in the future. McConnell and Grassely have done everyone a favor by doing away with this silly tradition, much like Reid did when he nuked the confirmation filibuster. Ever growing number of federal judicial vacancies is a proof that the system stopped working long time ago, time to pull the plug.(H/T:Krazen at RRH)

  80. DW says:

    We should start to get some individual house and senate race polls soon. Its odd that we haven’t seen more of them already, especially given there is supposed to be a blue-wave. I would think all the leftist pollsters would want to advertise it by showing how individual Republicans are going down in flames.

  81. Phil says:

    83

    So Schumer’s red state puppets voted no?

    What a surprise.

  82. jason says:

    The vote was close, Schumer didn’t give out any passes.

  83. Phil says:

    California is governed by idiots….as are the idiots who keep electing them.

    Recent evidence? Mandating that all houses built beginning in 2020 have solar panels.

    Adds about 10K to the cost of every new home.

    Apparently, the state of California doesn’t believe the price of housing in California is high enough.

    Morons.

  84. jason says:

    So MD is a good case in point. If there are a lot of MDs out there the GOP could be in trouble. Because MD probably voted for Toomey and the down ticket GOP candidates. Now it looks like he won’t in order to punish Trump.

    Still, I have not seen any evidence other than the overwhelming majority of people who voted for Trump do not regret their decision. The question is are they motivated to vote again in November. If they do, even with the adverse conditions and the new PA map, etc. the GOP will not lose the House.

    How do you get these voters out?

  85. Redmen4ever says:

    Why don’t the polling organizations ask people if they’re tired of winning yet?

    Is this the one promise that Trump doesn’t fulfill? Was Bannon tracking this? Is anybody, now that he’s gone?

  86. Redmen4ever says:

    Here somebody who says he’s tired of winning, Matt Bai, a national columnist for Yahoo.news.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/tired-winning-yet-youre-not-alone-090032927.html

    But … it’s fake.

    He’s a libtard. I’ve looked at his history of columns. They’re all against Trump. He’s tired of LOSING.

    LOSERS n plural libtards; see also liars.

  87. BayernFan says:

    Who cares who MD voted for? He’s an idiot living in his moms basement.

  88. Tina says:

    Breaking

    Comedy consulted with Mulehead prior to his July 2017 testimony.

    Huge issue here

  89. Hugh says:

    92. Tina I read that and it seemed to have only to do with timing. Not much there at least for
    Now

  90. Tina says:

    Hugh, it is old news. Comedy had the meeting in advance with Mulehead. a lot of these stories are old and are being re told.

  91. janz says:

    MD is a template of how someone with a wounded ego behaves. He was so invested in his anti Trump rhetoric that it’s almost impossible to alter any evaluation regarding Trump’s presidential performance. It’s all bad, and probably creates even more hatred for the man, spilling over onto the party, even when POTUS does something “good.” Maybe it’s similar to “McCain Syndrome” – bitter to the end.

  92. Tina says:

    The problem is that comedy was a witness, and rose stein ordered Mulehead to carry over the counterintelligence done by the FBI in 2015.

    Huge conflict of interest and no other witness met with Mulehead in advance.

  93. NYCmike says:

    janz is spot on.

    Anyone who looks at MD’s Twitter feed will see his delusion first-hand.

  94. NYCmike says:

    “I want to know more about the 1% who already approved of North Korea’s leader. Other than Dennis Rodman, who else likes him?”

    -Who was the NY TIMES reporter who went there and took pictures of the pizzas they were eating?

  95. NYCmike says:

    Yo

  96. NYCmike says:

    C

  97. Wes says:

    Well, unlike Bitter, one person isn’t sitting back apathetically and waiting for Dems to recapture the House:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/politico/status/994522472014852096

  98. mnw says:

    Did you read the comments underneath your Adelson link, Wes? Leftists boiling with rage.

    I was reading about Seattle’s “head tax” today. I never heard of it before. It’s a loony left proposal to charge every big business in Seattle $500/yr per employee to… wait for it… build more housing for the homeless!

    Just as there is a world out in flyover country that big city libs never see and don’t understand, there are millions of Americans who support stuff like the “head tax” that I never see & don’t understand.

    Anyway, even if the “head tax” drives big business (Amazon; Starbucks) out of Seattle, at least it will end homelessness once & for all. /s

  99. DW says:

    “Leftists boiling with rage.”

    See this is the key to the election this fall. Where is the rage located? If the most extreme leftist rage is limited to the deep blue urban congressional districts, then, so what? The Drats are going to win those seats 90/10 instead of the normal 85/15. But it doesn’t win them any more seats in flyover country.

    Granted, it could hurt the senate races some, which is why it is important for the GOP to put an all-out effort to win the senate races in WV, ND, and MO.

  100. DW says:

    102-maybe CA can do a head tax to pay for the required new solar panels on every new house built.

  101. Bitterlaw says:

    Well, unlike Bitter, one person isn’t sitting back apathetically and waiting for Dems to recapture the House:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzz. I wish that I had the power that Wes ascribes to me. I get one vote in the primary and one vote in the General Election. That is the extent of my power to influence the direction of the House.

    Pretty ironic condemnation from Wes considering that I believe that he did not vote in 2008 Presidential election and showed true apathy towards the outcome.

  102. Bitterlaw says:

    Phil – I do not have an issue with Californians deciding how to run their state. If they want more regulations, government control and higher taxes that is their choice. Federalism, baby!

  103. jason says:

    Who cares who MD voted for? He’s an idiot living in his moms basement.”

    Not really. He may be an idiot politically but I thought he had pretty solid investment strategies. He certainly didn’t live in anybody’s basement.

    I always considered him more conservative than I was. At one point he berated me for not being supportive of Sharron Angle.

    He underwent a profound change in ideology, something akin to Author. Hard to explain as just a reaction to Trump, I never thought MD was a small picture guy like Wobbie.

    In any case no reason to make up sh-t about him.

  104. mnw says:

    DW 103

    Doing what I can for Hawley.

    I know I tend to repeat things too much, but this guy Matt Rosendale in MT is the bee’s knees.

    If I were a betting man, I’d buy some Rosendale-to-beat-Tester futures. But I don’t gamble.*

    * investing is not gambling! Gambling is for degenerates. Investing is a constructive way to MAGA. Degenerate gamblers rely on hunches and luck, whereas investors rely on Sound Advice and Informed Analysis. /s

  105. mnw says:

    I always thought MD made constructive, interesting comments. Now Author… THERE was a walkin’ talkin’ human d*ld*.

  106. NYCmike says:

    “In any case no reason to make up sh-t about him.”

    -No reason at all.

    He will kick you in the back as quickly as he kicked that high school bully…….BUT, he isn’t able to come back to HHR…….

  107. NYCmike says:

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/top-four-obama-policies-trump-has-reversed/

    -I have to read it again, and see if I agree with all of them…….BUT, somehow, MD, Author, “CG”, and Robbie thought it would be better if Hillary had been elected President…….sorry, but that simply boggles the mind!

  108. Cash Cow TM says:

    Hink.

  109. mnw says:

    NYC

    Don’t forget the Kindergarden (sic) Kid! (TIPW)

  110. BayernFan says:

    MD deserves to be mocked relentlessly.

  111. BayernFan says:

    He’s a poozy

  112. mnw says:

    BF

    if you hurry on down to the North Side Gymnasium in Elkhart, you can see Mr. Orange.

    He says Mike Braun is a great American, btw.

  113. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Phil says:

    California is governed by idiots….as are the idiots who keep electing them. Recent evidence? Mandating that all houses built beginning in 2020 have solar panels. Adds about 10K to the cost of every new home.

    Actually, the average solar system for a house in California cost about $30,000. Add to that the cost of interest on that amount on a mortgage over, say, 20 years. And with new tariffs on Chinese solar panels, that cost may go up even more.

    Yet politicians in California claim that the high cost of housing is the most pressing issue in California. They are idiots, imagine the clown show that would happen if these bozos tried to run an independent country.

  114. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Mr.Vito says:

    “https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/jared-kushner-scores-first-major-bipartisan-deal-for-trump-in-congress”

    See, there is a reason Ivanka married a walking string bean.

  115. jason says:

    Gambling is for degenerates.”

    Can I have some points please?

    I gambled my way through the military, college, graduate school and never looked back.

    In fact, I just lost my ass on the Kentucky Derby.

  116. BayernFan says:

    Mnw

    That’s what I heard!!

  117. Bitterlaw says:

    In fact, I just lost my ass on the Kentucky Derby.

    That was your mistake. Only horses run in that race.

  118. Phil says:

    SD,
    It almost sounds like the elites in California are intent on driving out the middle class.

  119. BayernFan says:

    Reading Sarah Palins comments….. I’m just gonna say it: John McCain is a grade A a$$ hole. No amount of brain cancer or torture can change that.

  120. Bitterlaw says:

    Palin sucked. She was treated brutally by the media. Both can be true.

  121. GF says:

    John McCain is a war hero who sacrificed more than we could ever imagine for our country.

    He is also quite often a petty, snarky and vindictive A-hole.*

    As my fellow Philly A-Hole would note, both can be true.

    *(Having worked for Senior Admirals who served with and under McCain, this has become more clear to me with time.)

  122. janz says:

    For the average sized house the $$ investment for solar is between $10-20,000. I think there is still some kind of government rebate too, that kicks a few dollars back to people. We installed 14 panels on our S CA home and like the savings. However, not every structure is well positioned for the amount of sunshine needed to make solar workable. Our N CA place, for instance, is too shaded by trees, and so we have foregone solar there.

  123. Wes says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    May 10, 2018 at 8:59 pm
    In fact, I just lost my ass on the Kentucky Derby.

    That was your mistake. Only horses run in that race.

    ¡JAJA!

    To be fair, asses are related to horses.

  124. MichiganGuy says:

    Pennsylvania Governor – Republican Primary:
    .
    Wagner 37%
    Mango 23%
    Ellsworth 18%
    Undecided 22%
    .
    SusquehannaPR/abc27News
    .
    http://www.abc27.com/news/politics/election/poll-wagner-still-leads-gop-challengers-in-governors-race/1172107116

  125. janz says:

    There are lots of articles out about John McCain. Following every piece are reader comments. I would estimate that 9 out of 10 are derogatory and filled with deep seated disdain for the man’s less than stellar performance as a civil servant following his much publicized time spent as a POW. He is destroying a military legacy by burning so many bridges and literally flaming out in bitter words about others.

  126. MichiganGuy says:

    More Americans now say Russia investigation is politically motivated.
    .
    “As you may know, there is an investigation into dealings between Trump associates and Russia. Do you think the investigation is justified, or is the investigation politically motivated?
    .
    Justified 44%
    Politically motivated 53%
    .
    CBS News poll
    .
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/more-americans-now-say-russia-investigation-is-politically-motivated-cbs-news-poll/
    ——————————————————————————————————————–
    The sleeping pills the dems gave everyone are starting to wear off. People are finally waking up. Not good news for a blue wave.

  127. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    WINNING:
    Two(2) more Federal Circuit Court Judges had cloture invoked today. To wit: Joel Carson in the 10th circuit and Nanbanian in the 6th.
    One more cloture vote for a Judge is scheduled for tomorrow.

  128. Bitterlaw says:

    McCain is Irish. I can only hope to live long enough to be as bitter and vindictive as he is now. It is magnificent to behold.

  129. MichiganGuy says:

    Five senior leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were captured in a joint operation involving U.S. and Iraqi forces.
    .
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-iraqi-operation-top-isis-leaders-captured-today-2018-05-10/
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    More good news and as Don Jr. said I don’t think we will be giving them back! #WINNING

  130. MichiganGuy says:

    Sheeple, great news! Keep it coming.

  131. MichiganGuy says:

    President Trump & VP Pence hold rally in Indiana.
    .
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/994741305908649985

  132. MichiganGuy says:

    CA#48 Primary:
    .
    Rohrabacher (R-inc) 27%
    Keirstead (D) 19%
    Baugh (R) 17%
    Rouda (D) 11%
    Siddiqui (D) 4%
    .
    ChangePolls/314action
    .

  133. mnw says:

    MG

    I read 2 msm stories about the Trump rally– ABC & CNN.

    To my astonishment, the ABC story was fair & balanced! (Somebody’s gonna get canned for that, I suspect.)

    The CNN story, otoh, was very CNN-like.

  134. MichiganGuy says:

    mnw, Donnell is going to lose big time.

  135. MichiganGuy says:

    s/b Donnelly

  136. MichiganGuy says:

    CA#49 Primary:
    .
    Harkey (R) 14%
    Chavez (R) 14%
    Applegate (D) 13%
    Jacobs (D) 11%
    Levin (D) 10%
    Gaspar (R) 7%
    Maryott (R) 6%
    Kerr (D) 4%
    .
    BenensonStrGrp/SaraJacobsCA Internal Poll
    .
    https://www.scribd.com/document/378736366/CA-49-Benenson-Strategy-Group-for-Sara-Jacobs-May-2018

  137. MichiganGuy says:

    South Dakota Governor Republican Primary:
    .
    State AG Jackley (R) 39%
    Rep. Noem (R) 38%
    .
    Leverage Public Strategies’ poll
    .
    http://kelo.com/news/articles/2018/may/10/poll-gop-governors-race-in-a-tie/

  138. NYCmike says:

    https://sports.yahoo.com/swirl-questions-surround-lions-matt-patricia-dismissed-sex-assault-case-comes-light-062930363.html

    -Interesting dilemma here. How will/would an employer handle this issue?

    Quick quote from the article:

    “Patricia, in a statement, said he was “falsely accused” and lamented that he wasn’t able to defend himself at the time, although he would have almost certainly been pleased that the case was dismissed without the risk of trial. Little did he know he’d be answering for it just after getting a high-profile job.”

  139. NYCmike says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/05/judge-awards-3-5-million-settlement-to-tea-party-groups-for-obama-irs-targeting-scandal/

    -This story is from the Gateway Pundit, so Robbie won’t acknowledge it…….but, it happened.

  140. NYCmike says:

    The government gets to use tax$$ to pay off the Tea Party, due to Democratic Party malfeasance.

    I R O N Y

  141. Michael says:

    Jerusalem will now be the site of 3 embassies:

    The U.S., Guatemala, and Paraguay.

    Romania, Nicaragua, Honduras, Czech Republic, and Romania are considering moving their embassies as well.

  142. NYCmike says:

    https://amgreatness.com/2018/05/10/what-happened-to-carter-page/

    -Robbie, “CG”…..have either of you seen Carter Page lately?

  143. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    127. “For the average sized house the $$ investment for solar is between $10-20,000. I think there is still some kind of government rebate too, that kicks a few dollars back to people. We installed 14 panels on our S CA home and like the savings.”

    Janz, believe the price you quoted includes government subsidies, included a 30% federal tax write-off, and a host of California subsidies. Plus the ability to sell back to the utility, even when they may not need the extra energy, and end up selling it at a very low price to other places like Arizona. It contributes to the high cost of energy in California.

    One reason for a lot of the criticism of the solar subsidies is they primarily go to affluent individuals, most of whom make over $100,000 a year. When the solar subsidies are removed, like in Hawaii, new solar installations fall dramatically.

    Here is an estimate of the cost of installing a solar system prior to calculating the subsidies, it can vary.

    “The cost of a PV system depends on the system size, equipment options (panels and inverters), permitting costs, and labor costs. Prices vary depending on other factors as well, such as whether your home is new, where the system is installed on your premise, the PV manufacturer, and other factors.

    For example, the total average cost of an installed residential PV system under the California Solar Initiative is $8.70 per Watt (including installation, as of January 2011). That translates to about $34,800 for a four-kilowatt system, the average size of a residential installation. To see real average cost data for solar projects installed near you, visit the Find a Contractor page on California Solar Statistics.”

  144. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Here is a link from Forbes showing solar subsidies favor the rich, and a link from Treehugger pointing out that each Californian without solar is paying $65 a year to subsidize households with solar

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/01/15/california-solar-subsidy-net-metering/#75cce319722f

    https://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/california-people-without-rooftop-solar-panels-pay-65-year-subsidy-those-them.html

    “It would be nice if everyone had a south-facing rooftop, on a $1.5 million home, which could be decked with solar panels to get free electricity – but they don’t. And because the infrastructure everyone uses costs money to maintain, to expand, to retrofit, to power with fossil fuel when the sun isn’t shining, electricity for those unlucky customers costs hard money.”

  145. Michael says:

    GOP retakes slight 125 person registration lead in Butte County, CA.

  146. Michael says:

    They also retook the lead in Trinity County, CA as well.

  147. janz says:

    SD, we did our solar installation in 2008 – one of a handful of owners to participate in solar in our area. The exact cost eludes me. However, it was definitely under $20,000.

  148. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Hi Janz, sounds about average for what it was back then. Although question the underlying policy, think homeowners made a good choice going solar. Especially considering how bad energy policy is in California — can still remember the “brown outs” under Governor Davis. There is talk of possible energy supply issues in southern California this summer.

  149. Michael says:

    California
    Gravis
    GCB: D+11

    Governor
    Cox (R) 23%
    Newsom (D) 22%
    Villaraigosa (D) 19%
    Chiang (D) 9%
    Allen (R) 8%
    Eastin (D) 4%
    Mezzetti (D) 2%

    Senate
    Feinstein (D)32%
    Bradley (R) 19%
    Cruz (R) 13%
    de Leon (D) 8%
    Hartsen (D) 6%
    Melendez (D) 3%
    Hildebrand (D) 2%

    AG
    Becerra (D) 28%
    Bailey (R) 21%
    Early (R) 10%
    Jones (D) 10%

    Insurance Commissioner
    Poizner (I/R) 26% (former R-Commissioner)
    Lara (D) 18%
    Mahmood (D) 7%
    Hrizi (P&F) 6%

    https://d2pggiv3o55wnc.cloudfront.net/oann/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/OAN-POLL.pdf

  150. MichiganGuy says:

    CA#50 Primary:
    .
    Hunter (R-inc) 39%
    Campa-Najjar (D) 14%
    Wells (R) 8%
    Malloy (D) 6%
    Butner (D) 6%
    Undecided 25%
    .
    TulchinResearch/ACampaNajjar Internal Poll
    .
    https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/internal-poll-shows-campa-najjar-as-best-positioned-against-hunter

  151. MichiganGuy says:

    Graham trashed as phony progressive in first negative TV ad of Democratic gubernatorial race.
    .
    https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2018/05/10/graham-trashed-as-phony-progressive-in-first-negative-tv-ad-of-democratic-gubernatorial-race-409604
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    Florida Gov Dem primary is going to get down and dirty!

  152. MichiganGuy says:

    Tennessee Governor Republican Primary:
    .
    Diane Black 40.6%
    Randy Boyd 26.3%
    Bill Lee 11.4%
    Beth Harwell 6.4%
    Undecided 15.3%
    .
    Grassroots Targeting / Rep. Black’s Internal Poll
    .
    http://humphreyonthehill.tnjournal.net/black-surge/

  153. MichiganGuy says:

    CA#10 Primary:
    .
    Denham, Representative, Republican: 42%
    Harder, Educator/Businessman, Democrat: 13%
    Eggman, Farmer/Businessman, Democrat: 10%
    Madueño, Valley Water Commissioner, Democrat: 6%
    Zwahlen, Registered Nurse, Democrat: 6%
    Howze, Veterinarian, Republican: 4%
    .
    Benenson Strategy Group Poll
    .
    https://www.scribd.com/document/378755265/CA-10-Benenson-Strategy-Group-for-Josh-Harder-May-2018

  154. Bitterlaw says:

    I have a friend who has solar panels on his house. He also has an electric car for local driving and a hybrid for long distance driving. He is a lib but we at least agree on trying to save softball from disappearing in our town.

  155. Michael says:

    Looks like Diane Black will be good for 2018

  156. Michael says:

    161 Hey Bitter do you have an analysis on the special elections in Radnor?

    I feel Charlton will win the state house primary. It looks like Regina (thankfully) has been outmaneuvered.

  157. MichiganGuy says:

    NY#19 General:
    .
    Ryan (D) 43%
    Rep.Faso (R) 41%
    .
    Rep.Faso (R) 42%
    Delgado (D) 42%
    .
    PPP Poll
    .
    https://www.scribd.com/document/378816145/NY-19-PPP-D-for-Pat-Ryan-May-2018
    ——————————————————————————————————————–
    Yes, I know PPP is a liberal poster.

  158. MichiganGuy says:

    Net neutrality set to end on June 11
    .
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-internet/us-net-neutrality-rules-will-end-on-june-11-fcc-idUSKBN1IB1UN/
    ————————————————————————————————————————-
    It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.
    .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY

  159. DW says:

    Updated Dashboard. Sorry it is so long, but blame Cook and Sabato who are pushing a fantasy that the top 20 on this list are in play. Gonzales, to his credit, isn’t playing along and says they are all Safe R:

    Paladin – 2018 House Dashboard
    ———————————————————–
    C Dist | Cnt | Cook | Saba. | Gonz.| CNN | RCP | Avg Score
    ———————————————————–
    CA_22 | 148 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    CO_03 | 149 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    NY_23 | 150 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    OK_05 | 151 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    SC_01 | 152 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    WA_03 | 153 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    IN_09 | 154 | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.6
    FL_06* | 155 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    FL_25 | 156 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    MO_02 | 157 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    NC_08 | 158 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_07 | 159 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_10 | 160 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_15 | 161 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    PA_14* | 162 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    PA_16 | 163 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    SC_05 | 164 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    WI_07 | 165 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    IN_02 | 166 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    AZ_06 | 167 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_08 | 168 | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.8
    CA_04 | 169 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    FL_15* | 170 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    MI_01 | 171 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    NC_02 | 172 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    OH_14 | 173 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    WV_03* | 174 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    CA_50 | 175 | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.4
    GA_07 | 176 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.4
    MI_06 | 177 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    TX_21* | 178 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.4
    WI_06 | 179 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 4.4
    FL_16 | 180 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 4
    FL_18 | 181 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    IL_13 | 182 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    MI_07 | 183 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 4
    NJ_03 | 184 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 4
    NY_24 | 185 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    VA_05 | 186 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4
    AR_02 | 187 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | 3.6
    CA_21 | 188 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 3.6
    IL_14 | 189 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | 3.6
    NY_01 | 190 | Lk R | Sf R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.6
    MT_01 | 191 | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.2
    PA_10 | 192 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Toss | 3.2
    NC_13 | 193 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    NM_02* | 194 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.8
    OH_01 | 195 | Ln R | Sf R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.8
    WA_05 | 196 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    GA_06 | 197 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Toss | 2.4
    IA_03 | 198 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    ME_02 | 199 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    NY_11 | 200 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    VA_02 | 201 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    VA_07 | 202 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    KY_06 | 203 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    MI_08 | 204 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Lk R | 2
    TX_32 | 205 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 2
    OH_12* | 206 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 1.8
    CA_45 | 207 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    KS_03 | 208 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    UT_04 | 209 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    NC_09* | 210 | Ln R | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Lk R | 1.4
    KS_02* | 211 | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    WI_01* | 212 | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    IL_06 | 213 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
    TX_07 | 214 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
    CA_10 | 215 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 0.6
    IL_12 | 216 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    MN_03 | 217 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    —-Democrats need ALL the below for control—-
    NJ_07 | 218 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    TX_23 | 217 | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    CA_25 | 216 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    CA_48 | 215 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    CO-06 | 214 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    IA_01 | 213 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NE_02 | 212 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NY_19 | 211 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NY_22 | 210 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    PA_01 | 209 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    PA_17 | 208 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    MN_01* | 207 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_02 | 206 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_08* | 205 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    WA_08* | 204 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    FL_26 | 203 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Ln D | -0.2
    MI_11* | 202 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Toss | -0.4
    VA_10 | 201 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | -0.4
    NJ_11* | 200 | Toss | Tlt D | Toss | Toss | Ln D | -0.6
    CA_39* | 199 | Ln D | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | -1.2
    NH_01* | 198 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    NV_03* | 197 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    PA_07* | 196 | Ln D | Tlt D | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | -1.4
    CA_49* | 195 | Ln D | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.6
    AZ_02* | 194 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    NJ_02* | 193 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    FL_27* | 192 | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2
    AZ_01 | 191 | Ln D | Tlt D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.2
    NV_04* | 190 | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.8
    NJ_05 | 189 | Lk D | Tlt D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3
    FL_07 | 188 | Lk D | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.2
    CA_07 | 187 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.6
    MN_07 | 186 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    PA_06* | 185 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    PA_08 | 184 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    AZ_09* | 183 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    FL_13 | 182 | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    PA_05* | 181 | Lk D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    NH_02 | 180 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    WI_03 | 179 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    CA_24 | 178 | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.2
    CT_05* | 177 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | -5.2
    IA_02 | 176 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.6
    NY_18 | 175 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.6

    *indicates open seat

  160. DW says:

    164 – a tie race according to PPP and NY_19 is on the list of “Must flips” for Dem takeover.

    See that’s the tough thing for the Dem wave…it has to wipe out all the tossups. Try flipping a coin 20 times and see if you can get heads (or tails) all 20 times.

  161. Bitterlaw says:

    Michael – I honestly have not followed the state House race. The big race in my neighborhood is to fill the term of the 7th Ward Commissioner who went to prison for child p0rn. A Dem. Farhy, was appointed as interim Commissioner. He is running against a long-time Republican ward leader, Galli. Normally, I would say it is a 50/50 chance Galli would win. However, she is going to be swamped by the hyper motivated anti-Trump voters. When I ran in 2011, I lost to a lifelong resident by about 2-1. I predict that Galli will lose 75-25 because of the anti-Trump effect.

  162. mnw says:

    DW

    Thanks for your posts. Really useful.

    Earlier this year, I was spitting mad because the toupees had written off Mike Bost (R-inc) in IL-12. I vote in MO, but I have house in IL-12. As a result, I’m more familiar with Bost than with my own reliably conservative MO GOP congressman.

    I see Bost is above the line now, albeit barely. The DEM nominee is a local elected prosecutor & Navy vet. Not well known, yet. I like Bost’s chances for reelection– he’s been there a couple of terms & hasn’t done anything to attract negative attention.

    I hope Rauner doesn’t pull Bost down with him. That’s my greatest concern. What a disaster that jerk is.

  163. Waingro says:


    Sheeple, Jr. says:
    May 11, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Favorable news about the 2018 Florida Senate race:

    http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/05/11/florida-insider-poll-doubts-about-bill-nelson-beating-rick-scott-grow/

    Saw someone post this on RRH, and then I saw the typical eeyores over there say that Nelson is still gonna win by 3-5 blah blah blah blah blah.

  164. DW says:

    “Nelson is still gonna win by 3-5 blah blah”

    That statement is akin to…

    “PA will never again go GOP in a POTUS race”
    “Bartolo Colon will never hit a home run”
    “Trump will never get the nomination”

    So it is with…

    “Nelson in FL is senator for life and cannot be defeated”

    Some things are impossible all the way up until they happen. The broadcaster call when Colon homered a few years ago:

    “It’s OUTTA here! Bartolo has done it! The impossible has happened!”

  165. DW says:

    Rasmussen today on Trump: 49/49

  166. NYCmike says:

    I have been saying it since the rumors started about him running……Scott will win that race.

  167. mnw says:

    Waingro

    Me too. Predictably. I believe among frequent RRH posters, DEMs actually outnumber Rs– the ones who post multiple times every day. They do come up with useful, obscure info sometimes, though.

    For example, Greitens has moved in my mind from who cares? to major nuisance. I didn’t know that Greitens was punishing his GOP legislature by leaving medical marijuana on the November ballot. Greitens COULD move that trash to the August primary if he wanted. I give RRH credit for explaining all this.

  168. mnw says:

    Anybody who does ANYTHING that might hurt Hawley & help Sky Queen, however marginally, ought to be on death row.

  169. Mr.Vito says:

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/05/11/kimberley-strassel-did-fbi-place-mole-inside-2016-trump-campaign.html

    “The Department of Justice lost its latest battle with Congress Thursday when it allowed House Intelligence Committee members to view classified documents about a top-secret intelligence source that was part of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Even without official confirmation of that source’s name, the news so far holds some stunning implications.

    Among them is that the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation outright hid critical information from a congressional investigation.”

  170. Phil says:

    Senate races –

    Right now I believe that Indiana, ND, and Mo senate seats flip this fall. I am starting to believe we flip Florida as well. We have a 40 percent shot at WV and Montana. I think we hold one of two in Arizona and Nevada. Tennessee should go Republican in the end although it will be annoying watching the former Tennessee governor play “moderate” and keep the mask up through November.

    The big surprise will be the Democratic breakthrough in Texas as Cruz will go down to “F the NRA” O’Rourke and his millions in campaign dollars. The Washington Post has already called it. Apparently, each campaign dollar has now been granted the right to vote.

  171. Hugh says:

    Fbi is certainly struggling.

  172. GPO says:

    The Insurance Policy, The “EC”, The 2016 FBI Counterintel Operation, and The Mysterious Informant Who Originated Brennan’s EC…

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/11/the-insurance-policy-the-ec-the-2016-fbi-counterintel-operation-and-the-mysterious-informant-who-originated-brennans-ec/#more-149124

  173. DW says:

    Phil, I would be slow to say Cruz goes down. Austin and Dallas are big, but not so big they wipe out rest of the state.

  174. Mr.Vito says:

    Phil is being sarcastic.

  175. mnw says:

    CNN reports that optimism about the direction of the country is at its highest level since Jan. 2007.

    Fwiw, that means this metric is higher than at any time during Zero’s 8 years.

  176. Chicon says:

    182 – and would tend to work against the Blue Wave, imo.

  177. DW says:

    182 – and some scratch their heads at the tightening generic ballot.

  178. BayernFan says:

    So who was the FBI mole in Trumps campaign? My guess is Felix Sater.

  179. GPO says:

    BayernFan says:

    May 11, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    So who was the FBI mole in Trumps campaign? My guess is Felix Sater.

    link in 179 is convincing to me. basically says Stefan Halper – dirtied up a few of the people in Trump campaign, and not necessarily moles, but dupes

  180. BayernFan says:

    Yup

  181. NYCmike says:

    The more information that comes out about moles in the Trump campaign……will Bitterlaw revise his thoughts about the existence of “The Deep State”?

  182. Wobbles says:

    More Americans now say Russia investigation is politically motivated.
    .
    “As you may know, there is an investigation into dealings between Trump associates and Russia. Do you think the investigation is justified, or is the investigation politically motivated?
    .
    Justified 44%
    Politically motivated 53%”

    Rasmussen trash…. oh wait…CBS?

  183. jason says:

    He is also quite often a petty, snarky and vindictive A-hole.*”

    McCain could be an a-hole, but we never made him an A-hole.

    His application was blackballed on account his wife refused to give the club free beer forever.

  184. jason says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    May 10, 2018 at 8:59 pm
    In fact, I just lost my ass on the Kentucky Derby.

    That was your mistake. Only horses run in that race.”

    Funny…

    Bitter might be a lugubrious f-ck, but he has flashes of humor.

  185. NYCmike says:

    Nice word!

  186. NYCmike says:

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/21/mccain.nyt/index.html

    -This is another reason why McCain should be considered a real j*ck*ss!

    He was more loyal to people who, when he needed their help the most, turned tail and ran as far from him as possible.

  187. jason says:

    He was more loyal to people who, when he needed their help the most, turned tail and ran as far from him as possible.”

    Actually, I sort of admire that, it reflects poorly on others rather than him. It shows he acted more on principle rather than quid pro quo.

    Maybe when you do like 1000th of what he did for his country, you can call him a jackass. Until then, you should respect his distinguished career both in the military and in public service.

  188. jason says:

    Nice word!”

    Sorry, should have just said lugubrious bastard.

  189. jason says:

    DW, I don’t think Phil actually thinks Cruz will lose.

  190. Mr.Vito says:

    When McCain acts like a jackass, he should be called a jackass…. no free lunch.

  191. DW says:

    197 – yeah, Vito pointed it out…I read Phil too quickly and had in mind his normal ‘glass half-empty’ outlook.

  192. DW says:

    Maxine Waters explodes on House floor: I resent ‘making America great again’…

    …ok, save yourself some trouble and move to Venezuela.

  193. Wes says:

    Kristi is questioning a poll showing her narrowly behind in the SD-Gov primary–principally because Dems and Indies, who can’t vote in the primary, were part of the survey pool.

    All other polls have shown Kristi with a sizable lead.

  194. Wes says:

    So, um, based on fundraising numbers, New York is the state that most wants Heidi Heitkamp to remain in the Senate while North Dakota wants Cramer to take the job:

    https://www.sayanythingblog.com/entry/just-9-percent-of-heitkamps-itemized-individual-contributions-have-come-from-north-dakotans-cramer-at-45-percent/

  195. jason says:

    I am surprised those NY moonbats understand its better to have her than a conservative R.

    I guess they are smarter than the deadenders on “our side”.

  196. jason says:

    When McCain acts like a jackass, he should be called a jackass…. no free lunch.”

    Fair enough. I just don’t consider an opinion different from mine necessarily qualifies a person as a jackass, NYC a notable exception.

  197. mnw says:

    According to the most recent Economist/YouGov poll, Trump’s support among AAs has essentially doubled since 2016: he got 8% in 2016 (Romney got 9% in 2012.) Today Trump is getting the support of 16% of AAs,* and another 10% are und.

    A 100% increase in Trump’s AA support is not a good thing for… guess who?

    * this is a poll of “All adults.” So the poll understates Trump’s support among AA RVs & LVs, almost certainly.

  198. jason says:

    It sounds like they might still come to an agreement.

    Kasich “looks forward to meeting with Mike and discussing the concerns,” his spokesman, Chris Schrimpf, said earlier this week.

    “We would love to have the governor’s support and we hope we can earn it,” DeWine campaign spokesman Joshua Eck said.

  199. mnw says:

    jobs jobs jobs!

  200. DW says:

    206 – interesting. If true, and if it has any affect on congressional races…two BIG IFs, it won’t hurt dems at all in the deep blue urban center districts…but some of the mixed suburb districts could be interesting to see some polling on.

  201. Wes says:

    Kasich is a Never Trump jerk, Jason.

    DeWine is a pretty generic Republican who broke the Dems’ 18-year lock on Ohio’s Senate seats in 2006.

    The tag team of GWB’s gross unpopularity and Bob Taft, Jr’s, disastrous governorship upended DeWine’s 2006 reelection bid. DeWine recovered by becoming OHAG in 2010 and has never done anything to cause Kasich to inveigh against him since.

    For Kasich to hold out on endorsing him is nothing short of unacceptable.

  202. mnw says:

    DW

    SOUNDS true to me. The DEMs had convinced everyone that he was going to govern like the Grand Kleagle, so presumably some AAs have been pleasantly surprised. As for Congressional races in an off year, that’s harder to figure.

    In a scholarly analysis of this poll in The Federalist, the author sees potential trouble ahead for DEMs in… PA and OH.

    ouch.

  203. Phil says:

    It’s what you woul expect of Kasich, Wes. Totally consistent with his behavior over the last three or four years.

    The guy makes me puke. He’s Scarborough with the title of governor in front of his name.

  204. Wes says:

    In 210, the first 2006 should be 1994. My mistake.

  205. janz says:

    SanDiego and Tina,

    Who are you leaning towards in the primary for governor, between John Cox and Travis Davis? Of course there are a few other R’s in the race. However, I think only Cox and Davis are the ones having more name recognition and a viable chance of being one of two candidates on the general election ballot.

  206. Wes says:

    BOEHNERWASRIGHT
    May 11, 2018 at 10:09 am
    I remember the CW from insiders that HRC would win,that Northam was blowing the race or that Blankenship would easily win the primary. Polling shows a close race, but I still think Nelson wins,
    Outparty incumbent Senators lose next to never, especially without a scandal in a swing state.

    Except in….

    1918, 1922, 1930 (!), 1950, 1954, 1962, 1970, 1978, 1982, 1998, and 2002.

    Outparty Senators lose next to never though. Just remember that.

  207. mnw says:

    I’ve been saying ever since the election that Trump needs to do some AA town halls. Obviously, there would have to be an invited audience or he’d get BLM screamers & nothing but.

    For example, I could see Trump having productive Q & A with AA UAW members.

  208. Wes says:

    Oh, and 1934..

  209. mnw says:

    Wes

    You ought to post over there. They NEED you!

  210. Wes says:

    So, since the 17th Amendment was ratified, outparty Senators have not lost in…

    1914, 1926, 1938, 1942, 1946, 1958, 1966, 1974, 1986, 1990, 1994, 2006, 2010, and 2014…

    …while losing in the other midterms.

    How is that next to never?

  211. Wes says:

    I don’t want to become addicted yo antidepressants, Mnw.

  212. mnw says:

    by “productive” I don’t mean a love-in. I mean tough questions and frank answers.

  213. Wes says:

    I don’t want to become addicted to antidepressants, Mnw.

  214. mnw says:

    I love taking the fight into hostile territory. Concede nothing! He should do an event with Asian Americans too.

  215. Wes says:

    On the subject of Scott and Nelson, Nelson last faced a competitive race in 2000 and won 51-46.

    Scott has had two in the past eight years, winning each by about a point.

    It seemd to me Scott is the one better prepared for a competitive campaign.

  216. Wes says:

    Nelson might want to start campaigning before Scott runs away with this:

    http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/05/11/rick-scotts-campaign-first-strategy-will-it-work/

    I hope Nelson keeps sitting on his hands, but were I advising him, I’d recommmend a different strategy–campaigning.

  217. Wes says:

    Looking at them strictly aesthetically, I have to say Scott looks more youthful and energetic:

    http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/05/08/rick-scotts-early-aggressive-pace-challenges-bill-nelson/

  218. DW says:

    211- yep…if the Dem AA vote is of just a teensy bit in a statewide election in Pennsylvania, it means the GOP candidate likely wins…other factors being equal/normal.

  219. DW says:

    225 – he’s trying to do his George H. W. Bush 1992 impersonation. I hope its the same result for Nelson.

  220. DW says:

    Maybe Nelson can look at his watch during the debate with Scott.

  221. DW says:

    good weekend to you all

  222. mnw says:

    Looking at them strictly aesthetically, Manchin looks more youthful & energetic than Morrissey too.

    I thought part of Saccone’s problem was that he looked like the Pillsbury Doughboy.

  223. Diamond Jim says:

    Thread’s dead, baby. Thread’s dead.

  224. Mr.Vito says:

    Yes. It’s dead, Jim.

  225. NYCmike says:

    So, it’s too late, EVEN for McCoy?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MULMbqQ9LJ8

  226. Tina says:

    Breaking Harper paid $929000 by the weaponized and corrupt FBI to target a political campaign of trump.

  227. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    WPA Poll (R) #WVSEN LVs Morrisey 46 Manchin 44 51% say “time for a new person” in the seat ($) (link: https://subscriber.politicopro.com/campaigns/whiteboard/2018/05/gop-poll-morrisey-narrowly-ahead-of-manchin-in-margin-of-error-race-1210265) subscriber.politicopro.com/campaigns/whit…

  228. Cash Cow TM says:

    At Blackwater Falls State Park…up in the mountains
    for the annual Wildflower Pilgrimage.
    Walt and his missus took me this year.

    The wildflowers taste GREAT!

  229. mnw says:

    Sheep

    Your link leads to a paywall.

    Encouraging topline, though.

  230. Bitterlaw says:

    Did somebody ask for a Queen/Bowie song?

    https://youtu.be/a01QQZyl-_I

  231. Bitterlaw says:

    Did somebody ask for a song with a Queen hook?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rog8ou-ZepE

  232. Bitterlaw says:

    I like both versions. Wes probably prefers the Bad Wolves one

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XaS93WMRQQ

    Cranberries

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ejga4kJUts

  233. BayernFan says:

    This talk of a blue wave reminds me of the summer of recovery a few years back.

  234. Tina says:

    The blue wave knows no borders.

  235. MichiganGuy says:

    West Virginia Senate GE:
    .
    Morrisey 46%
    Manchin 44%
    .
    WPAIntel 5/10
    .
    https://wpaintel.com/wp-content/themes/imge-framework/imge-custom/inc/js/pdfjs/web/index.html?file=//wpaintel.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/WV_Senate_Summary_Memo_180511.pdf#page=1&zoom=auto,-14,799
    ——————————————————————————————————————–
    #236 I know I make it look easy but, when you post a poll you should have a link that you don’t have to pay to open. I will be giving classes on posting polls starting next week. 🙂

  236. MichiganGuy says:

    Oregon Governor Republican Primary:
    .
    Buehler 33%
    Carpenter 25%
    Wooldridge 8%
    Undecided 33%
    .
    Global Strategy Group
    .
    http://pamplinmedia.com/documents/artdocs/00003608808511.pdf

  237. lisab says:

    There are lots of articles out about John McCain. Following every piece are reader comments. I would estimate that 9 out of 10 are derogatory and filled with deep seated disdain for the man’s less than stellar performance as a civil servant following his much publicized time spent as a POW. He is destroying a military legacy by burning so many bridges and literally flaming out in bitter words about others.
    ——————————————-

    meh … the guy is dying from brain cancer, so cut him some slack …

    lots of military people were/are democrats … mccain simply has more in common with them in many areas.

    remember, when mccain was starting out there were liberal, moderate and conservative wings in both parties.

    in many ways, the gop left mccain … certainly the religious social conservatism is not his thing, building a wall, shutting down illegal immigration, trade barriers, and a twitter based foreign policy are just not mccain.

    i am pretty sure he far more admires obama than teddy roosevelt

    remember also that the navy was long considered the upper class branch of the military, which his father would have been part of

  238. lisab says:

    my parents — lifelong fdr democrats — loved mccain

    could not stand romney — at least as far as president was concerned

    i’m also pretty sure that mccain thinks the feds getting involved in most aspects of life is a good thing not a bad thing. he probably thinks that most government employees are hardworking hones folks

  239. Phil says:

    Shutting down illegal immigration is not McCain

    Yeah, I guess you could say that.

  240. lisab says:

    a fair number of “conservatives” on hhr also do not want to shut down illegal immigration

  241. Wes says:

    If 51% of West Virginians want another Senator than Manchin, he should be toast. I hope the number is accurate.

  242. lisab says:

    in fact, mccain might be the most popular republican nominee on hhr since reagan, and the one who the most on hhr think the republican party should mirror their views on, the choices being

    bush 1
    bush 2
    mccain
    romney
    trump

  243. Ron N says:

    249. I guess I made a mistake by doing it right since I did paperwork for my brother inlaw in 2007 and still waiting for his turn. Ya shut it down!!!

  244. Bitterlaw says:

    Trump is not a Republican. He was just the Republican nominee since Hillary took the slot he was closer to ideologically.

  245. MichiganGuy says:

    Kasich says he will ‘definitely’ vote for Mike DeWine
    .
    https://www.wcpo.com/news/government/elections-local/kasich-says-he-will-definitely-vote-for-mike-dewine
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    Hopefully, Kasich will campaign for DeWine. If he does DeWine will win in a landslide. Having Trump and Kasich supporters united behind DeWine would make for an easy win.

  246. MichiganGuy says:

    A jury convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges Friday, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat’s second attempt to avoid years in prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government.
    .
    http://abc7ny.com/politics/ex-assembly-speaker-sheldon-silver-found-guilty/3461486/

  247. NYCmike says:

    “bush 1
    bush 2
    mccain
    romney
    trump”

    -In terms of ACTUAL ACTIONS (as opposed to campaign rhetoric), either Presidential, legislative, or on the state level, my list would be:

    trump
    romney
    bush 2
    bush 1
    mccain

    The fact that Bitterlaw keeps saying “Trump is not a Republican.” flies directly in the face of the man’s actions as President.

  248. Tina says:

    Bush is not a Republican.

    There, I added to the conversation.

    In short, more Maxime Dirty waters. What an ad.

    But remember, peach 45.

    Lol

  249. jason says:

    McCain has been a Republican AND a conservative his whole life. He was re-elected 5 times by his constituents running as a Republican and a conservative.

    I will stake his Republican and conservative credentials against Trump, who has been a Republican for about 5 minutes as compared to McCain any day.

    The attacks on McCain here and elsewhere have to dos with the fact he doesn’t pass the 100% pure litmus “conservative” test. Well neither does Trump.

  250. jason says:

    Pretending Trump is a Republican while criticizing a real Republican like McCain is the ultimate in hypocrisy.

  251. jason says:

    Trump is not a Republican. He was just the Republican nominee since Hillary took the slot he was closer to ideologically.”

    Exactly.

    Being a “Republican” and a “conservative” is a matter of convenience, not conviction for Trump.

    McCain has been a Republican and conservative his whole life as a matter of conviction, not convenience.

  252. jason says:

    Hey Bitter, there is a lot of evidence now that a diet low in carbs can help diabetes.

    Try cutting out carbs and sugar. Just eat meat and vegetables for a few months and see how you feel. No bread, pasta, potatoes. No soda. You can have cheeseburgers without the bun.

    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/low-carb-diet-for-diabetes

  253. jason says:

    This analysis is from 538 but I think the facts in it are accurate.

    “McCain has been a fairly reliable Republican vote since entering the Senate in 1987. From 1987 to 2015, McCain voted with the Republican Party 87 percent of the time on party-line votes1 in the average Congress. The median senator during that period voted with his or her party 91 percent of the time. So McCain’s body of work in the Senate doesn’t look very maverick-y, even if he has been slightly less likely to vote with his party than the median senator. A real maverick probably looks more like Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who has voted with her party a little less than 60 percent of the time in the average Congress since she joined the Senate in 1997.

    McCain has also been a fairly reliable conservative vote on important issues, which is apparent if you examine American Conservative Union scorecards from 1987 to 2015. The ACU, a right-leaning political interest group,2 issues annual scorecards for every member of Congress based on whether a senator or representative voted for what it considers the conservative position on about 20 to 25 key votes3 each year. In the average year, McCain had a conservative score of 81. That’s only slightly less than the median Republican senator’s score, 87.”

    Whether or not you view McCain as a maverick probably depends on what story you want to tell. McCain is more likely to vote against his party than most senators, but he still votes with his party the vast majority of the time. This pattern is already developing in the current Congress. In limited votes so far, McCain has voted against Trump’s position just 6 percent of the time. That’s still a higher percentage than all but two Republican senators: Susan Collins and Rand Paul. Perhaps when all the other dogs have solid-colored hair, having one spot makes one just different enough to stand out.”

    So in the end, McCain has supported Trump 94% of the time even if that is only lower than Paul and Collins.

    For that he is a RINO traitor, a jackass, a scumbag, etc.

    But of course, the deadenders will only be happy when he is replaced by a moonbat who will vote with Rs 0% of the time.

  254. mnw says:

    MG 244

    Thx. Looks pretty kosher to me. LVs; live interviews. Small sample of 400, but the methodology seems sound.

    If this poll is confirmed, it’s dreadful news for Manchin. 6 in 10 undecideds having a negative view of Manchin must be particularly hair raising for him.

    Breitbart is all over crowing about this poll, btw.

    Sheep

    Thx for calling it to our attention.

  255. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    mnw
    Your welcome.
    I hope that future WV and other Senate polls are equally as positive.

  256. Tina says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/05/mueller-team-becomes-national-joke-special-counsel-charged-russian-company-not-in-existence-at-time-of-charge/

    Fuhrer Mulehead charges a company that did not exist at the time of charge.

    Also, notice the prosecutor and her ties to clintune and the clintune foundation.

    What corruption.

  257. Tina says:

    I will not wade in on the McCain saga here. Notice how he is free from being criticized on his policies.

    But we can all agree on this

    More Mulehead

    More Hogg

    More dirty waters and peach 45.

    More amnotti and stormy.

  258. Michael says:

    Bitter that’s unfortunate, hopefully people will be thinking more about the party at that moment (wishful thinking).

    The primary is big, Charlton should win but Regina Schafer (running solely on abortion) is putting up a fight for the State House seat. We will see what happens.

  259. mnw says:

    Tina

    Giuliani referred to muh Stormy’s lawyer as “a pimp.”

    Well said.

  260. jason says:

    I am plenty critical of many of McCain’s policies. I think he is naive on campaign funding and immigration. I don’t agree with his position on enhanced interrogations. I think he is right to be resentful of Trump because of the despicable attack on his military record, but also think he should rise above the occasion. When he refused to be released from the POW prison on principle, he was putting country before self. I don’t think he is doing that when he “retaliates” against Trump, that is what Trump did against him. retaliating.

    But traitor? No. RINO? No. Jackass? No.

  261. Phil says:

    Spot on.

  262. Redmen4ever says:

    Just because Obama spied on his political opponents doesn’t mean he’s like Adolf Hitler or V.I. Lenin.

    Come on people, there’s different degrees of socialist.

    1. progressive socialist – bends the rules to consolidate power while populating the public schools with left-wing teachers to indoctrinate the next generation, restrict freedom of speech, take away guns

    2. revolutionary socialist – suspend elections or hold elections with only approved candidates on the ballot, arrest political opponents, and send dissidents to concentration camp

    There’s a big difference between 1. and 2.

  263. DW says:

    Link at Drudge:

    Dems Ponder How to Run Against Improving Economy…

    …I already provided the script for their ads. Just promise to send jobs back to China, and flood the job market with more illegals; promise to jack up everyone’s taxes, and promise to put everyone in line at death panel hearings.

  264. mnw says:

    “N. Korea to Dismantle Nuke Testing Site”

    It’s almost as if they’ve decided to do a 180, for whatever reasons of their own. But I’m beginning to think this is real.

  265. DW says:

    273 – hopefully Trump can get a few victory laps out of it…but he needs to be careful not to over do that either, and come off like Scott Walker early in the GOP primary process when he kept spiking the football on his teachers union victories.

  266. mnw says:

    I agree.

    But if it’s real, it should have follow-on consequences which are all good. Victory laps are fine, but think about the message Iran is receiving, & the EU too.

    I DID say “IF.”

  267. JC says:

    Jason,

    Two years ago Trump attempted to tell a joke that was in poor taste. You really, really need to let it go.

    Especially since that dumb joke has absolutely nothing to do with McCains vindictive behavior. He’s always had that kind of spiteful personality. He hates Trump with every fiber of his being for no other reason than that Trump, someone he considers to be beneath him (like his electorate), achieved his dream where he had failed. And since then he has been on a mission to attack Trump every chance he gets, even at the cost of betraying his voters and sabotaging the GOP. Even going so far as to turn against everything he supposedly believed in.

    Sounds like the NeverTrumpers, right? This is the personality of sore losers.

  268. Wes says:

    Sore losers, JC?

    You mean like the Tea Party activists who planned to support a write-in and boycott the 2014 Senate election to help Kay Hagan win simply because Tillis beat Brannon?

    http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article10078838.html

  269. Mr.Vito says:

    There are sore losers on both sides.

  270. mnw says:

    Trump will not attend Jerusalem embassy opening. I’m disappointed* & think that is a mistake.

    *(I’m not Jewish, either.)

  271. mnw says:

    Btw, how much CLASS does it show to publicly disinvite people you don’t like from your funeral?

    That’s our Johnny, though!

  272. Messy57 says:

    272. “Dems Ponder How to Run Against Improving Economy…”

    The economy is NOT improving. It’s been going like gangbusters since before the Dems lost the senate in ’14.

    The Democrats save the economy when the GOP crashed it in ’08…or have y’all forgot?

  273. Tina says:

    The 180 is due to their nuke program being decimated when the testing site blew up, killing hundreds.

  274. Messy57 says:

    251. Both Bushes were elected. The second one twice.

  275. Tina says:

    End the tax cuts.

    Stormy for chief legislative affairs

    Amnotti for supreme ft justice.

    Jebots to sell out the country with the mullahs.

    More ca era Hogg as press relations

    More more more.

  276. Tina says:

    Kerry spotted in Paris with 3 Iranians, bad mouthing America.

    What a loser.

  277. Wes says:

    Messy57 says:
    May 12, 2018 at 2:26 pm
    272. “Dems Ponder How to Run Against Improving Economy…”

    The economy is NOT improving. It’s been going like gangbusters since before the Dems lost the senate in ’14.

    The Democrats save the economy when the GOP crashed it in ’08…or have y’all forgot?

    ¡JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA!

    You’re hilarious, Messy.

    The economy collapsed in 2008 because of the Fem policy on subprime mortgages rather than because of anything the GOP did. I hate George W. Bush with a seething intensity, and I even acknowledge that.

    Obama didn’t save the economy either. It entered into a perennial creep that cost the Democrats heavily in both of Obama’s midterms. He just blamed Bush because it started under Bush.

    Well, by 2014 Americans were tired of Obama’s lies about improving the economy. The Democrats were subsequently thrashed in the elections that year as a result.

    You really should study actual unbiased sources rather than DNC talking points for your analysis.

  278. Wes says:

    So George Will execrates the venerable Mike Pence for the ineffable crime of decency.

    Perhaps the venerable Will should look less at Pence’s furbish of gentility and more at the Vice-President’s unaffected interior probity so as not to besmirch himself with the silliness of spiritless impunity on Pence’s unaffected repute.

  279. Albert Hodges says:

    There may be a more disgusting, dishonest, turncoat GOPer than McCain, but I am hard pressed to come up with an example.

    He tried to screw our GREAT President but the only person who has really been damaged by his behavior has been his daughter, Meghan.

    She will ALWAYS be stuck with being the token conservative on liberal outlets like she is now on the View. She should study Joe Scarborough if she wants to see what her future in punditry looks like.

  280. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    272. Messy57 :”The economy is NOT improving. It’s been going like gangbusters since before the Dems lost the senate in ’14.
    The Democrats save the economy when the GOP crashed it in ’08…or have y’all forgot?”

    Actually Messy, in 2015 two California experts, Joel Kotkin & Wendell Cox, saw things differently. It was Texas, the energy boom & fracking, that brought the economy back:

    “Since the Great Recession, the Texas model – built around lower taxes, less-stringent regulation and pro-business politics – has been the clearly ascendant of the two, with growth seen along a broad array of industries, including construction, manufacturing and technology, as well as energy. This economic diversity helped the state emerge from the recession far earlier than the rest of the country, recovering its 2007 jobs level by 2011. (California barely crawled into positive territory on jobs this past year.) Texas contributed 23 percent of U.S. economic growth in 2012 and 22 percent in 2011. Without Texas’ growth in this decade, the country could well still be in recession.”

    “California’s “boom” has come later in the cycle than Texas’, and is far more narrowly based, depending largely on the social media bubble, stock gains among its many wealthy residents and a surge in prices of high-end, coastal real estate. From October 2007 to October 2014, California gained a net 162,000 jobs; Texas in the same period added more than 1.2 million.”

    Like Wes, I have no use for Bush, and lay a lot of blame on Bush for the economic collapse in 2008.

  281. jason says:

    Two years ago Trump attempted to tell a joke that was in poor taste. You really, really need to let it go.”

    Wow, you have to stop deluding yourself.

    Attacking someone who was a POW, maimed and tortured for years in a hellhole, because he was “captured” was a joke?

    I wonder what you would call an insult.

  282. jason says:

    Albert Hodges.

    Proof that once an idiot, always an idiot.

  283. jason says:

    “He tried to screw our GREAT President but the only person who has really been damaged by his behavior has been his daughter, Meghan.”

    Meghan is doing quite well, thank you.

    Trump attacked McCain’s war record, something I am sure he is very proud about and rightfully so. It was stupid, unwarranted and profoundly despicable.

    I warned at the time that McCain would never forgive him and it would cost him eventually.

    I think McCain should have let it go for the good of the country. He hasn’t. I wish it was different but frankly I don’t blame him.

    George Will and Billy Kristol? Sour grape morons.

  284. Tina says:

    Will sinking more and more into irrelevancy, joining the Inhabitant of the Lido Deck aka the socialist,

    Both well past their prime.

    All because her Thighness lost.

  285. Tina says:

    Folks, it will get ugly. Looks like McCabe and or Pete the cheat, but I bet McCabe since Pete the cheat is still in the FBI working the mail room, that Flynns 302 was altered showing and confirming comedy’s testimony under oath that agents “detected” that Flynn did not lie.

    Moreover, Flynn was doing what he was tasked to do, as incoming nsa, talking to his counterparts.

  286. Bitterlaw says:

    I’m glad McCain never let it go. Trump is scum for mocking his service record. Even with a brain tumor and swing old, I have no doubt McCain could kick Trump’s ass.

  287. Bitterlaw says:

    Did Trumpever apologize? I doubt it. McCain should tell Trump to F off with his last words.

  288. Albert Hodges says:

    I am many things, bit an idiot is not one of them.

    Trump challenged McCain’s hero status after McStain had attacked the supporters of PDJT as “crazies”. https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/azdc/2016/10/15/donald-trump-vs-john-mccain-feud/91960246/

    So, moron, STFU until you actually can say something factual.

    And anyone who would kill the repeal of Obamacare has no right to being called a conservative, unless of course, his time being tortured not only caused him to sing like a songbird to our enemies but also effected his mind so much 40 years later that he did the wrong thing, again.

  289. Diamond Jim says:

    🙄

  290. Diamond Jim says:

    CCC

  291. Bitterlaw says:

    Al – Did you serve?

  292. Bitterlaw says:

    If you have to say you are not an idiot, there is a good chance that you are an idiot.

  293. Tina says:

    Bj jimmy kümmel indicates that making fun of trump is no longer funny.

  294. Bayernfan says:

    George will has gone completely native. Obama got to him in 2008, and that was all she wrote.

  295. Bayernfan says:

    Hodges is right. People forget that McCain opened up on Trump first. Then Trump proceeded to cut his stones off. And his numbers rose during the media fury over it. That was MY first clue that Trump was worth watching. He did the same thing to Graham, AFTER Graham called him a “jackass” on a Sunday talk show. Graham is still looking for his manhood.

  296. Bayernfan says:

    Unlike many Republicans, Trump refuses to be anyone’s bistch, and that is a main reason why GOP voters went with him, and support him now.

  297. Bayernfan says:

    People like George Will, John McCain, and others could learn from Trump in this regard.

  298. Bayernfan says:

    I mean, look at McCain’s politicized approaching death. The so called “smart people” are trying to lionize the guy. But the problem is, McCain’s staying true to form…..he is being even more bitter, angry, hateful, and vengeful than he ever was in life, and that’s saying a lot. T he “smart people” think they are rolling in it….bashing folks who are taking on McCain as he is now. But most people know that McCain is an a$$ hole. Another establishment fail. The disconnect is palpable.

  299. Bitterlaw says:

    BF – So McCain should be Trump’s bitch but Trump should not be anybody’s bitch?

  300. Bitterlaw says:

    BF is going to talk about RINOs while taking Obamacare? The irony meter just exploded.

  301. Bitterlaw says:

    What branch of the service were you in, BF?

  302. Bayernfan says:

    Who McCain is trying to impress as he faces death, and who he throws under the bus, says volumes about the guy. Most people see that. He won’t be mourned by many.

  303. Bayernfan says:

    Trump REFUSES to be anyones beeyotch. He fights. McCain, psychologically, since his POW days, is always trying to please his captors.

  304. Bitterlaw says:

    What beach, BF?

  305. Bayernfan says:

    Look at the way he’s treating Palin. She has never said anything bad about him…is always in his corner. Now he basically blasts her. What low character.

  306. Bayernfan says:

    Which branch of service allows one to be immune from any criticism for one’s behaviors, choices, conduct, etc, Bitter?

  307. Bayernfan says:

    Bitter reminds me that I need to pay my $630 monthly health insurance premium payment.

  308. Bitterlaw says:

    Branch not beach.

  309. Bitterlaw says:

    BF reminds me that I go to work to support slackers like him.

  310. Bitterlaw says:

    Plain turned out to be a joke. Her family is a circus. I would just ignore her. McCain chose not to.

  311. BayernFan says:

    Trump showed everyone in 2015, and McCain’s conduct now as he lays dying, that McCain’s purchase on political morality is grossly overrated.

  312. Bitterlaw says:

    I respect McCain. I hope he stays Irish and bitter to the end.

  313. BayernFan says:

    Hey it’s a free country.

  314. Bitterlaw says:

    I look forward to telling everybody how I feel about them before I die.

  315. Bitterlaw says:

    It’s more “free” when I am paying for part of BF’s health care.

  316. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw’s ridiculous arguments are just as bad now as they were 10 years ago.

    I’ll direct you to the people who did serve, and who say the same dang thing about McCain as said here.

    NOBODY questions the courage he showed as a POW.

    MANY question his political principles, his loyalty to fellow party members, and his penchant for media adoration. The last one is particularly galling after seeing how they savages him in 2008, and he did nothing to fight back.

  317. NYCmike says:

    Palin was the best thing about that campaign. She may not have learned much from her mistakes, but her attempts to fight against McCains easy acceptance of losing was something to give her credit for.

  318. NYCmike says:

    I do not understand why Bayern should pay more for healthcare if he can pay less with a government program.

  319. BayernFan says:

    I can pay less than 630 a month? Where?

  320. NYCmike says:

    Palin’s family is a circus?

    The circus is NOT that entertaining!

  321. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – BF questions McCain’s service. Can you read?

    BF can do what he wants. Pretending to be conservative AND embracing receipt of Obamacare cannot both be true.

  322. Bayernfan says:

    I never questioned his service. I know you like to create straw men to beat up….but that was ridiculous.

    I do believe that his time as a POW, as difficult as it was, may very well have informed his psyche afterwards. That is not an uncommon thing.

  323. Bayernfan says:

    And for the millionth time, I pay $630 a month to a private health insurer and receive no subsidies of any kind.

  324. Bayernfan says:

    And I don’t see how McCain can claim to be a Republican and a conservative and opposed to the ACA and cast the deciding vote against its repeal. Both cannot be true. Unless he is of low character.

  325. Tina says:

    $630 a month is way too high. Hopefully, you do not have a high deductible or it includes multiple members of your family.

  326. Bayernfan says:

    Bitter is against the filibuster because he believes Senators should be accountable for all their votes. (He is 100% right). But he also thinks McCain is beyond criticism for his votes. How can both be true?

  327. Tina says:

    Palin has been loyal to McCain.

    McCain has not done the same, however,

    The circus that she or her family has no bearing.

  328. Tina says:

    At Hhr, McCain and other rinos are not responsible for their vets.

  329. Tina says:

    Votes*

  330. Bayernfan says:

    336..I’m going to check to see what else is available. my deductible has skyrocketed from $2500 to $7500 the past 3 years. The death spiral. Although, ironically, the high deductible may allow for consumer price discipline. But with a 7500 ded the premium would normally be lower. Just me.

  331. Bitterlaw says:

    BF – You continue the lie that I ever said McCain should not be criticized for his votes. What I have always said is that he earned the right to be wrong. You have questioned his service. For that, GFY.

  332. Bayernfan says:

    never questioned his service. GTFO

  333. Bayernfan says:

    I’m curious, though. How much does his service excuse? Everything? Does no one else have the “right to be wrong”? And what does that even mean?

  334. JC says:

    Wow, you have to stop deluding yourself.

    Attacking someone who was a POW, maimed and tortured for years in a hellhole, because he was “captured” was a joke?

    I wonder what you would call an insult.
    ——————————

    Eh. I’ve got better things to do than get outrageously outraged over a dumb joke made 2 years ago. Especially when said joke was made at the expense of a vindictive old fool who’s every solution to a problem involves invading some other country. Besides, as I’ve said, that has nothing to do with why McCain’s hatred for Trump is a thousand times more intense than anything he can reserve for the left.

    You asked me what I would call an insult? Well I’ll tell you.

    -It’s North Korea.
    -It’s the booming economy.
    -It’s unemployment at the lowest level in decades.
    -It’s the destruction of ISIS.
    -It’s slashing illegal border crossings by 70%
    -It’s better trade deals being renegotiated.
    -It’s not only surviving the supposedly all-powerful IC’s soft coup to force him out of office, but actually thriving under it and even gaining in popularity.

    The greatest insult Trump could ever make to the DC crowd is to show just how ineffectual and incompetent they really are.

  335. Bayernfan says:

    Bitter, what votes do you criticize him for? Do you criticize him for anything else? His statements about GOP voters? His treatment of Palin? His campaigning on border security and subsequent backtracking? His suspension of his campaign? anything?

  336. Tina says:

    McCain cannot be criticized for his votes because he is a veteran.
    I read that here.

    I hope he is at peace. His family is going through hell.

  337. jason says:

    And I don’t see how McCain can claim to be a Republican and a conservative”

    LOL

    He doesn’t have to “claim” that, he IS a Republican and a conservative, always was. He has a record of decades as a Republican and a conservative.

    And Bitter is right, he certainly earned the right to vote his conscience on whatever he sees fit.

    McCain has done more for his country and his party and for conservative principles than 10,000 Bayernfans and Albert Hodges.

    And yes, you are belittling his service.

    In John McCain’s name, GFY.

  338. jason says:

    McCain cannot be criticized for his votes because he is a veteran”

    He is much more than a veteran.

    But you know that.

  339. Bayernfan says:

    JC—- drop mic

    Trumps greatest sin was winning….and it remains so.

    George Will is ticked at Pence because Pence made a correct political judgment and is a smart GOP pol…who likes to win as well. People like Will think that is unseemly for a Republican.

  340. Bayernfan says:

    so criticizing McCain’s votes, statements, and conduct as a politician = belittling his military service.

    Got it.

  341. jason says:

    Eh. I’ve got better things to do than get outrageously outraged over a dumb joke made 2 years ago”

    It wasn’t a joke, that is a despicable lie.

    Nothing funny about it.

    If you thought it was funny, you are really a sick moron.

  342. Mr.Vito says:

    Why can’t it be despicable and funny?

    What has happened to HHR?

  343. MichiganGuy says:

    Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Vukmir wins party endorsement.
    .
    https://apnews.com/059fbdf6a7e64026989ec809dd489ddb

  344. Bayernfan says:

    He is dying and has found it necessary to write and publish a book blasting his enemies….. but anyone who challenges it or criticizes him = belittling his military service. Priceless.

  345. jason says:

    Got it.”

    Who said you can’t teach old morons new tricks?

  346. Mr.Vito says:

    355 He’s had an odd bucket list to be sure.

  347. jason says:

    He is dying and has found it necessary to write and publish a book blasting his enemies”

    Awwww… is that so? How terrible, he wrote a book.

    Those that offend one of your silly litmus tests?

  348. Tina says:

    He can take his shots in his book and expect no shots back.

    Hhr rule 1.0012

  349. Bayernfan says:

    Jason……

    lol he can write whatever he wants. Look up!! My point is passing overhead!!

  350. Tina says:

    And look who had to come out from his art studio.

    Mute 43

    Warning on the dangers of isolation.

    Rich.

  351. Tina says:

    Sounds like the joke was unfunny and deplorable.

  352. jason says:

    Look at the way he’s treating Palin.”

    How is he treating her exactly? He picked her for his VP. He has been consistently positive about her over the years.

    All he said was that now he regrets his pick, he thinks he could have won with someone else.

    I think he is wrong, btw, he wouldn’t have won with Lieberman.

    But its hardly “treating Palin badly”.

    And of course, I treat Palin differently myself. I was supportive of her, defended her tooth and nail here.

    I was wrong. She IS a dingbat. She supported a lot of deadenders and talked a lot of trash. IF McCain came to the same conclusion, I don’t fault him.

  353. jason says:

    Sounds like the joke was unfunny and deplorable.”

    Of course, JC is just making that up to try to excuse the inexcusable.

    There was no joke.

    It was a mean spirited attack targeted at what McCain is probably most proud of, his military service.

    It was designed to make McCain angry. It was very successful in that regard.

  354. MichiganGuy says:

    McConnell hires campaign staffer, donates to House candidates in ramp up to 2020 re-election bid.
    .
    http://mycn2.com/politics/mcconnell-hires-campaign-staffer-in-ramp-up-to-2020-re-election-bid
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    Oh well, I guess we are stuck with him until he dies. 🙄

  355. Tina says:

    Mitchie is in a much stronger position now than he was just a few months ago. Still a doofus though.

    The rs in the house are stronger too because of the timely investigations around Mulehead, Swampstein, and the Russian hoax.

  356. lisab says:

    The ACU, a right-leaning political interest group,2 issues annual scorecards for every member of Congress based on whether a senator or representative voted for what it considers the conservative position on about 20 to 25 key votes3 each year. In the average year, McCain had a conservative score of 81. That’s only slightly less than the median Republican senator’s score, 87.
    ————————————————-

    mccain’s scores by year
    1998 68
    1999 77
    2000 81
    2001 68
    2002 78
    2003 74
    2004 72
    2005 80
    2006 65
    2007 80
    2008 63
    2009 96
    2010 100
    2011 80
    2012 92
    2013 52
    2014 91
    2015 67
    2016 88
    2017 57

  357. lisab says:

    also, mccain does not look too low on acu scores compared to other gop senators

    because …

    they are mostly rated about an 80

  358. Phil says:

    With regard to George Will, I believe he’s spent too much time in the DC Georgetown dinner party circuit mixing with the liberal elites.

    I’m sure every time he opens his mouth these days it ensures his good standing with non flyover country “enlightened” people of upper class Arlington types.

  359. lisab says:

    George Will is ticked at Pence because Pence made a correct political judgment and is a smart GOP pol…who likes to win as well. People like Will think that is unseemly for a Republican.
    ——————————————

    trump is unseemly … actually he idles at unseemly

    he is an ass …

    but … people tend to over-react to him so he wins.

    had the media not constantly been hating on him for the last year, people would not have tuned them out.

    cnn’s ratings are now about half of msnbc’s

  360. lisab says:

    do not forget kerry was on a swift boat

    now you may completely disagree with kerry

    but …

    i don’t think many people who post on hhr would have had the guts to go on a swift boat willingly

    and kerry is still an ass …

    but he had a lot more courage than most

  361. MichiganGuy says:

    THIS is the beauty of concealed carry. A sick man walks up to a group of women and children and tries to rob them. A good woman with a gun takes care of him!
    .
    https://twitter.com/JTMYVA/status/995386564950810624
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    Best video I have seen in a long time. 🙂

  362. Bitterlaw says:

    I was critical of McCain’s vote on the “Does not really repeal or replace Obamacare” bill.

    I see no point in forgiving people when you are dying. When you die, those people will still be saying mean things gs about you. Do not give them a free pass.

  363. Bitterlaw says:

    2 things I do not believe in:

    Medical-based depression

    Redemption

  364. Bitterlaw says:

    Uh oh. Israel wins Eurovision song competition and Europeans are not happy.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5723023/Eurovision-fans-accuse-Israeli-winner-cultural-appropriation.html

  365. mnw says:

    MG 354

    I prefer Nicholson to Vukmir in WI myself. I hate contested GOP primaries in races where there is a formidable DEM incumbent waiting for the “winner.”

    I also question whether the party endorsement is an asset, or a big flashing neon sign saying “The Establishment’s Choice.”

  366. mnw says:

    I think Nicholson’s military credentials are essential to having ANY chance at all to beat someone like Baldwin.

    The article to which you linked (thx, btw) calls WI “a top priority for Republicans.” No, it’s not. I would characterize it as a “third tier” race.

  367. Diamond Jim says:

    I also question whether the party endorsement is an asset, or a big flashing neon sign saying “The Establishment’s Choice.”

    Ron Johnson was surprisingly endorsed in 2010, and he turned out all right.

  368. mnw says:

    I like Vukmir. I just think Nicholson would be a stronger candidate.

    Baldwin is about the closest thing to a complete leftwing horror show this side of Kamala.

    I suspect Nicholson would draw a sharper contrast, based on his bio.

    To beat Baldwin, who won in ’12 by 5.5% against former Gov. Thompson, I think would probably require a red wave.

  369. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Obviously, this news needs to be confirmed, but,if true, Mr. Mueller could be in trouble for prosecutorial abuse.

    https://twitter.com/PoliticalShort/status/995397064380047360

  370. NYCmike says:

    Take out election years, then figure out McCain’s ACU score……

  371. Chicon says:

    Hogg was involved in a traumatic event, and deserved some space to act fool. Then he entered the political fray throwing bombs, and was thereafter a legit target.

    McCain is a war hero who, imo, deserved some space and respect as a result. For example, I give him lots of space on the recent “torture” issue with Haspal. But he’s been in the political fray for years now throwing bombs, and is a legit target.

  372. Bitterlaw says:

    I like the Establishment because you have to prove you can win to be in it.

  373. NYCmike says:

    When did “cultural appropriation” become a Thing?

    Why are these young people, and liberals, such overly-sensitive jackabones?

  374. Chicon says:

    How does a Senator go 92, 52, 91 in three consecutive years, and claim to be a “principled” conservative?

    His inconsistency and unpredictability have always bothered me.

  375. Chicon says:

    What is the “right to be wrong? We’re all born with the right to be wrong – we call it the 1st Amendment. Or is it really the “right to be immune from criticism”?

  376. Chicon says:

    John Kerry was in the Vietnam War and saw plenty of action. He parlayed that experience into a long political career. Many here criticize him.

    John McCain was in the Vietnam War and saw plenty of action. He parlayed that experience into a long political career. Many here think he can’t be criticized.

    I love this place….

  377. Mr.Vito says:

    If you look at those ACU scores for McCain, a pattern emerges.

    His score is below 75 until his presidential ambitions are destroyed in 2008.

    Then he has abnormally high scores in retaliation to Obama during the Tea Party years… until Obama wins reelection anyway.

    Then he has an average below 60 in off years and above 90 in election years.

  378. NYCmike says:

    Consistently inconsistent is the standard!?!?

  379. NYCmike says:

    Jason and Bitterlaw , our last remaining resident A-Holes, have to show solidarity on the McCain issue.

  380. Mr.Vito says:

    372 That’s Brazil… and that goes down all the time there.

    They have a lot of “off-duty cops”

  381. Mr.Vito says:

    “…our last remaining resident A-Holes….”

    GFY

  382. Bitterlaw says:

    I would rather live in a country where the Senate is composed of 100 John McCains than one where the Senate is composed of NYC, BF, and JC types. Those 3 never sacrificed anything for the country. Neither did I but I am not the one denigrating McCain’s service record. BF and JC definitely did.

  383. Mr.Vito says:

    I would rather have a Senate composed of 100 NYC types than 100 John Kerrys.

  384. BayernFan says:

    Let’s not forget McCain Feingold. Some conservative.

  385. Wes says:

    MichiganGuy says:
    May 13, 2018 at 12:04 am
    McConnell hires campaign staffer, donates to House candidates in ramp up to 2020 re-election bid.
    .
    http://mycn2.com/politics/mcconnell-hires-campaign-staffer-in-ramp-up-to-2020-re-election-bid
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    Oh well, I guess we are stuck with him until he dies. ?

    Sadly the same as HHR with you.

  386. Wes says:

    I would rather have a Senate composed of 100 Kristi Norms than one composed of 100 of anyone else.

  387. mnw says:

    BF

    Keating Five? Never heard of it. Beacon of integrity in a corrupt world.

    Gang of Seven? The great man put country above party, that’s all.

  388. Wes says:

    mnw says:
    May 13, 2018 at 9:10 am
    I like Vukmir. I just think Nicholson would be a stronger candidate.

    Baldwin is about the closest thing to a complete leftwing horror show this side of Kamala.

    I suspect Nicholson would draw a sharper contrast, based on his bio.

    To beat Baldwin, who won in ’12 by 5.5% against former Gov. Thompson, I think would probably require a red wave.

    Baldwin won in large part because Eric Hovde went nuclear on Thompson and blasted him as a RINO, forcing Thompson to liquidate his campaign account.

    In what alternate universe is Tommy Thompson a RINO? He omly invented welfare refor,.

  389. Chicon says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there.

  390. Tina says:

    nn1
    I will remind everyone that he plead guilty prior to all of this information came out…. different situation entirely now
    9:11 PM – May 12, 2

    Tweet is from Flynns brother.

    Pass the popcorn.

    That judge hearing the case is going to clear Flynn, I bet.

  391. Tina says:

    You can indict a ham sandwich gets a new take. Fuhrer

    Mule head just indicted a company that did not exist.

  392. Hugh says:

    He also plead guilty because he was broke and they threatened to indict his son

  393. mnw says:

    Wes

    I never said Thompson was a RINO, because I never felt that he was.

    Back to the future:

    Vukmir’s bio consists of her service in the state legislature, where she was a close ally of Scott Walker. Fine. Commendable.

    Baldwin is a lawyer. Her bio consists of her service in the state legislature as the FIRST EVER lesbian; her service in the House as the tFIRST EVER lesbian; & her service in the U.S. Senate as… you guessed it.

    So, you have these two women who came up in the WI legislature, & one of them is a lesbian.

    By contrast, Nicholson served in the Army for several years, including active duty deployment in BOTH Iraq & Afghanistan. He is a successful small businessman, as well.

    I submit what I think is obvious: Between Vukmir & Nicholson, it’s Nicholson who makes the more striking & intriguing alternative to Baldwin– a conventional career pol who has made a career out of being the first lesbian everything.

    That said, either Vukmir or Nicholson will be a decided underdog in the GE. Nicholson is the better fundraiser from what I’ve read.

  394. Bitterlaw says:

    Let’s not forget embracing and defending Obamacare. Some conservative.

    I fixed it for BF.

  395. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw,

    Are you saying Bayern defender Obamacare?

    If you are saying that, he did NOT do any such thing.

  396. NYCmike says:

    Wes, once again, showing his true feelings about how he feels about the primary system.

  397. Mr.Vito says:

    Huh. I thought he was talking about McCain at first.

  398. NYCmike says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to your wife, Wes.

  399. NYCmike says:

    I thought he was as well, but the way Bitterlaw wrote the comment, he got me confused.

  400. NYCmike says:

    It is quite possible I am confused right now, as dreams of 100 Senator NYCmikes dance in my head!

    What a fantastic gift for my wife!

  401. NYCmike says:

    SOCK it to her!

  402. NYCmike says:

    “I gotta woman” by Ray Charles never fails to lift my spirits/make me start shakin’ my bacon!

    Oh yeah!

  403. NYCmike says:

    All votes in the senate would be 50-50, just so Mike Pence could cast the deciding vote……instead of Tom Kaine, Hillary’s VP……just to remind the Democrats, along with “CG”, Robbie, MD and Author what took place on November 8, 2016.

    It would also give Jason an opportunity to say I am fighting with myself.

    What can I say, I am always GIVING!

  404. Chicon says:

    416 – Mike, that can only happen if McCain returns to the Senate (or is replaced). Or if someone else is absent.

  405. lisab says:

    If You Are Married to a Trump Supporter, Divorce Them

    Supporting Trump at this point does not indicate a difference of opinions. It indicates a difference of values.

    Values aren’t like hobbies or interests. They don’t change over time, and they more or less define who you are. Trump’s administration may have been, for some of us, a time when what we value has become much clearer to us.

    So, while you may be able to convince your partner that there is a more efficient way to load the dishwasher, you will never be able to convince them that they need to care about people they are fundamentally uninterested in caring about.

    If you saddle yourself with someone who fundamentally does not share your values—and at this point, it seems fair to say that people on different ends of the political spectrum have wildly different values—you’re going to be unbelievably, achingly lonely.

    So, just skip it. Get a divorce. It’s clearly not ideal—no one goes into a marriage planning to get divorced—but people get divorced for a great many reasons. “My partner’s views are morally repulsive to me” is one of the best reasons I can think of.

    Skip the tremendous emotional labor that will go into trying to make someone care about the people you care about. It will be exhausting, and it will very likely be fruitless. Trump’s ratings may be very low, but his approval rate among those who voted for him, as of a recent poll, remains around 81 percent. Go find a partner who thinks nuclear war is a bad thing, because life is not a video game, and watch On The Beach together. That’s a thing you can do instead of fighting about whether or not you’re being rational in couples therapy. Because God knows how long we have left.

  406. lisab says:

    Hawaiian judge rules Mother’s Day unconstitutional. Declares holiday gender exclusionary. Send the cards and flowers back or you’re a bigot.

  407. Bitterlaw says:

    Of course BF defended it. He was happy to enroll in it and defended taking subsidies for his rate.

  408. Phil says:

    So Kerry is still meeting with Iranians.

    One question. Why?

  409. NYCmike says:

    Chicon,

    My scenario with Pence was the Senate being 100 NYCmikes, as Mr. Vito so brilliantly proposed.

    ?

    ??

  410. Bitterlaw says:

    Even though it would save me money every year on continuing legal education courses, I refuse to join the Pennsylvania Bar Association because it is a liberal group. I refuse to get an AARP card because it is a liberal group. I could easily save more than $1000 a year but I won’t do it. At least I get to subsidize True Conservative BF’s health insurance.

  411. mnw says:

    I voted for McCain in ’08– toughest vote of my life. I bet I detest him more than any other power here does. We socon deadeners only want to Send A Message, though!

  412. Bitterlaw says:

    If there were 100 NYC Senators, 2 would resign so Cruz and Rand Paul could be appointed and immediately launch a 365 day filibuster. Mark Levin would cheer for day after day.

  413. Bitterlaw says:

    McCain was the best easiest vote for me. War hero or radical leftist? Not difficult to decide at all.

  414. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw only judges his choices for what they do BEFORE they are elected.

    What happens after does not matter……way to keep them honest……

  415. Wes says:

    NYCmike says:
    May 13, 2018 at 12:52 pm
    Wes, once again, showing his true feelings about how he feels about the primary system.

    I see Mikey hasn’t yet sued to get his money back from the botched lobotomy.

    I will always support primaries. That does not mean I refuse to criticize grandstanding Deadenders who slander electable Republicans and help Dems win Senate seats.

  416. Wes says:

    I refused to vote for McCain in 2008 thought I voted Straight GOP downballot.

    GWB II vs. the furthest left presidential nominee possible was a choice I refused to make.

  417. Messy57 says:

    Happy mother’s day to those who still have one.

  418. Cash Cow TM says:

    Missing Malaysian jetliner…

    “…A panel of internationally renowned aviation experts shed new light and revealed chilling discoveries about the flight’s final moments on Sunday night’s episode of 60 Minutes.”
    ********************************************
    fixed it for ya.

    A panel of internationally renowned aviation experts, AND ONE STRANGE WV COW, shed new light and revealed chilling discoveries about the flight’s final moments on Sunday night’s episode of 60 Minutes.
    ________________________________________
    Cow never gets the press credit she deserves…

  419. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC never judges Trump for what he did or said before he was elected. Donor to Schumer and Clinton? He was a businessman! Supporter of partial birth abortion? He was a businessman! Hillary would be a great President? He was a businessman! Registered Democrat? He was a businessman! Promise $1 Trillion to unions for construction? He was a candidate who used to be a businessman!

    I do hold Republicans accountable. Unfortunately, they always run in primaries against challengers who, by definition, have not proven they can win the GE. They gen run against Demo rats who are always worse because they are Democrats.

  420. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw,

    I did judge Trump, in the primary.

    I did not vote for him.

    Then, after he won the primary, that information was useless, since Hillary was the opponent.

    Priorities, shyster.

  421. NYCmike says:

    I could have pulled a Wes, or a Jason, and not taken a stand, but that is not my nature.

  422. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – I also voted for Trump. Despite that, I make no excuses for his past or his vile nature. He was a necessary evil. He has no redeeming qualities other than not being Hillary.

    If either of my children grows up to be an amoral scumbag like Trump, I will have failed as a parent. If my daughter married somebody like him, I would probably kill myself.

  423. Cash Cow TM says:

    Look what was found at the Wildflower Pilgrimage at Blackwater Falls this year…

    A trunk of a fossilized palm tree

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1747785268616731&set=pcb.1747787245283200&type=3

  424. NYCmike says:

    Actually, Bitterlaw, he has shown many redeeming qualities since taking office…..if you judge him the same way you judge past Presidents.

    There have been ZERO accusations of infidelity since taking office, and he has been very respectful, complimentary, and dare I say it, LOVING, towards the First Lady. Add that to his policy victories, and Trump has been Reagan-like in his first 16 months.

  425. Messy57 says:

    419. Standard fake news.

  426. Messy57 says:

    402. Fake News
    403. Faker news.

  427. BRENT says:

    Trump is showing the republican party how to win vs liberal democrat’s and their minion’s in the press but the stupid gop establishment has decided to join the democrats in trying to fight him every inch of the way,this is why i say the republican party will alway’s be the weaker party were alway having to deal with 1/3rd of our party wanting to deal with democrats,wanting to be friends with the democrats,making deals that hurt conservatives because they want the press to like em while democrat’S are lock step on everything and united ON EVERY ISSUE

  428. Bitterlaw says:

    I don’t recall Reagan being an amoral scumbag, NYC. You must have lived during a different1980s than I did.

  429. NYCmike says:

    What “amoral” actions since becoming President?

    Give an example.

  430. NYCmike says:

    Well stated, BRENT.

  431. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC thinks Trump is a loving husband? After treating g every woman he was with like dirt for decades? Sure.

  432. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – Do you want your son to grow up to be like Trump?

  433. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    435. “If my daughter married somebody like him, I would probably kill myself.”

    Be sure to take out a large life insurance policy, and name your daughter beneficiary.

  434. Bitterlaw says:

    No. I would name my son. No need to reward my daughter for marrying an amoral scumbag.

  435. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    445. “NYC – Do you want your son to grow up to be like Trump?”

    I can think of about three billion$ reasons I would answer yes to that question.

  436. Bitterlaw says:

    SD – Character matters more than money to me.

  437. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw,

    One example, since Trump became President. That is all I asked for.

    Somehow, all you could reply with was a question about my son, which has nothing to do with anything.

    You obviously don’t have any reasoned arguments to make, so I will call it a night.

    Cheers!

  438. NYCmike says:

    Character matters more……. except when the Keating 5 is brought up.

  439. NYCmike says:

    Trumps sons keep their hair cut short……is that why Bitterlaw holds such a grudge?

  440. Bitterlaw says:

    Why don’t you cheat on your wife, NYC? Trump always does and you hold him in high regard.

  441. jason says:

    so I will call it a night.”

    Translation: all I have now is “Keating 5” so it’s time to leave lest I make and even bigger ass of myself.

  442. jason says:

    I would rather live in a country where the Senate is composed of 100 John McCains than one where the Senate is composed of NYC, BF, and JC types.?

    Yep, one McCain has done more for America, the Republican Party and conservatism than ten thousand morons that like NYC, BG, JC, etc that think attacking McCain makes them self important.

    We would be a much better country if we had 100 McCains in the Senate or one McCain as President.

  443. NYCmike says:

    The A-Holes obviously don’t know what the word SINCE means.

    Or simply ignore it…….

  444. NYCmike says:

    McCain had a chance to be President.
    The People chose differently.

    He didn’t do much to convince them otherwise.

  445. NYCmike says:

    McCain wanted to be liked more than he wanted to be President.

  446. NYCmike says:

    I meant to write “liked by the wrong people”.

  447. jason says:

    “and Trump has been Reagan-like in his first 16 months.”

    Time to go back to the blackboard and start writing 1000 times again.

    Trump is no Ronald Reagan.

  448. NYCmike says:

    Or was Trump being “amoral” when he brought out Bubbas victims?

  449. jason says:

    McCain wanted to be liked more than he wanted to be President.”

    Translation: the man has honor and principles.

  450. Bitterlaw says:

    Mocking POWs is not an issue to NYC.

  451. jason says:

    What is funny is that NYC pretends to admire character, honor and integrity when he sees it, since he keeps mentioning Ronald Reagan.

  452. jason says:

    Mocking POWs is not an issue to NYC.”

    No, because he wants to pretend there are 2 McCains, the POW McCain is not the same as Senator McCain.

  453. jason says:

    Are you saying Bayern defender Obamacare?”

    He certainly defended it tooth and nail here for months.

    Next question?

  454. NYCmike says:

    I mention Reagan because he was an effective leader of the Executive Branch.

    I do not really take into consideration his divorce, and the fact that a couple of his children despised him.

    That part of his life has NOTHING to do with his actions as President.

  455. NYCmike says:

    Back to “Mocking POWs”….. utter and complete bullsh*t……terrible arguments by both of you.

    A-Holes are at a loss. Pepto-bismol needed as soon as possible, or it may get ugly!

  456. Mr.Vito says:

    Many people are different people before, during, and after wsr.

  457. Bitterlaw says:

    True or false, NYC?

    Trump mocked McCain being captured.

    Hint – The answer is True.

  458. NYCmike says:

    Never denied that, Bitterlaw.

    Of course, you still refuse to answer my query: SINCE Trump became President.

    Thanks for being honest. You have ZERO.

  459. Bitterlaw says:

    Trump openly mocks his staff and appointments. Ask Sessions.There. GFY.

    Trump caused the Alabama Senate disaster. Should have left Senators in the Senate.

  460. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC must believe in redemption. I don’t.

  461. Mr.Vito says:

    Not unless you are a war hero first, anyway…

  462. Tina says:

    Bl is going inner rotter on us.

  463. Tina says:

    Rottie*

  464. Tina says:

    .
    The People chose differently.

    He didn’t do much to convince them otherwise.

    He ran a sheot try campaign. Panicked with the palin pick.

    Went mute at the wh during the economic crisis. Gave no answer.

    Stuck his tongue out after one of the debates.

    Looked unhinged.

    Sounded like a nut job with his bomb, bomb Iran.

    There are numerous problems with campaign 2008.

  465. Tina says:

    War hero

    Sheotty senator.

    Both can be true.

    The end

  466. Bitterlaw says:

    I hated Trump from the beginning, Tina. Still voted for him. Do you want me to pretend to like him for you?

  467. lisab says:

    mccain is no saint when it comes to how he treated women

    nor was reagan actually,

    but certainly not mccain

  468. Bitterlaw says:

    McCain has been married more than 38 years to his second wife. Reagan was married to Nancy for 52 years.

  469. Mr.Vito says:

    Bill Clinton has been married longer than McCain.

  470. Mr.Vito says:

    Incredibly

  471. Tina says:

    i know you voted for him Bl. But your comment about trump losing Alabama seat is still rottie like.

    And wrong.

  472. Tina says:

    And you are not Rottie.

    You are not a d masquerading as an r.

  473. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    470. Bitterlaw says: “Trump mocked McCain being captured. Hint – The answer is True.”

    Have to say that I was deeply offended by Trump’s comments about McCain’s capture; it was one of the reasons I did not vote for him. It is a factor or whether or not I will vote for Trump in the future. Trump really does need to apologize for the comments; in doing so it does not mean he forgives McCain for any of his negative actions as a senator towards him, which have often been petty and vindictive.

  474. Mr.Vito says:

    So digging up more numbers for HHRs perusal…

    McCain averaged an 88 ACU rating over his first 16 years in the Senate… it was never below 80.

    During his 11 years of presidential ambition, it dropped to a 73 ACU rating, and was only once greater than 80 (it was 81).

    During Obama’s first term it exploded to a 92 rating over four years.

    Then, it has since dropped to its lowest ever at a 71 rating, and just 59 in nonelection years.

  475. lisab says:

    McCain has been married more than 38 years to his second wife.
    ——————————————
    and cheated on his first wife repeatedly, including with his second wife

    and allegedly cheated on his second wife and called her a trollop and the c-word
    ————————

    Reagan was married to Nancy for 52 years.

    and he reportedly cheated on both his wives,

    and was reportedly bedding every starlet he could while in hollywood.

    there is no redemption remember

  476. lisab says:

    it should be noted that ronnie was dubbed “the 40 minute man”

  477. Bitterlaw says:

    If Trump had left Sessions in Alabama, the Roy Moore disaster would never have happened.

  478. lisab says:

    sessions could have said no

  479. Tina says:

    ok rottie.

    Lol

  480. Bitterlaw says:

    Careful, San Diego. We have to overlook Trump’s history. NYC needs us to love him.

  481. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    489. Have always admired Jane Wyman. One of Hollywood’s most classy ladies. She never said a word about Reagan, and she could have said a lot.

    Here is her quote from an interview:

    “Asked in 1968, right after Reagan became California’s 33rd governor, why she never spoke of her ex-husband’s political transformation and new starring role, Wyman was wry and succinct.

    “It’s not because I’m bitter or because I don’t agree with him politically,” she said in 1968. “I’ve always been a registered Republican. But it’s bad taste to talk about ex-husbands and ex-wives, that’s all. Also, I don’t know a damned thing about politics.””

  482. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    494. “Careful, San Diego. We have to overlook Trump’s history. NYC needs us to love him.”

    How many draft deferments did Trump get? And he attacks McCain for getting shot down. Slimy.

    I respect Trump the way I respect a caterpillar bulldozer. It does a great job of plowing through the muck; but it ain’t no ferrari.

  483. lisab says:

    Iranian Regime Threatens to Release Names of Western Officials Who Took Bribes to Pass Nuke Deal
    ——————————————

    yeah, let me guess … ivanka trump

  484. Mr.Vito says:

    Oh noes.

  485. Mr.Vito says:

    That would pretty much confirm it was the right decision to withdraw from it…

  486. JulStol says:

    500

  487. lisab says:

    julstol,

    did you get married yet?

  488. Tim says:

    #440: Congratulations. You wrote the biggest crock of horses**t I’ve read on here, for some time………….

  489. NYCmike says:

    That settles it! BRENT, once again, we’ll stated!

  490. NYCmike says:

    #499,

    Exactly. Trump should ask them to make sure to give it to FoxNEWS, so we are sure the names would be released.

  491. NYCmike says:

    Well-stated, not we’ll stated.

  492. NYCmike says:

    SDC,

    I do not excuse Trumps behavior. I also know his immoral, and amoral, actions were not illegal, so there is a line he did not cross, like many other human beings, and many other Presidents/Presidential candidates.

  493. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #502
    …since your prediction of a Michelle Nunn(D) victory in the 2014 GA Senate race?!

  494. Tim says:

    #507:
    That was actually clever. LOL

  495. jason says:

    Thanks Mr. Vito for the data showing that McCain’s ACU rating averaged 88 for 16 years and 92 for 4 years and 81 for one year. That’s 21 years of solid votes for conservative causes. Yes, I know there were some years it was “only” 70%. Horrors.

    But its never going to be high enough for the 100% litmus tester and for the SEND A MESSAGE crowd.

    If he had averaged 95% for his whole career there would still be those calling him a traitor and attacking his military service.

  496. jason says:

    War hero

    Sheotty senator.”

    The people of Arizona beg to differ.

  497. MichiganGuy says:

    A GOP surprise: House midterm hopes rise in blue California
    .
    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/14/california-republicans-midterms-walters-584289

  498. Bitterlaw says:

    jason – The voters of Arizona do not matter. Only the voters of HHR matter.

  499. mnw says:

    RAS 47

  500. Chicon says:

    New HHR rule – a poster can only have an opinion about politicians for whom they are eligible to vote.

  501. Tina says:

    I see the Hhr love fest with senator McCain continues

    Is this day 4?

  502. Tina says:

    So, can we include Mute 43 as a believer in the now ended Iran deal aka how to award pallets of cash to mad mullahs?

  503. Tina says:

    Certainly, this is not true since Mute 43 indicated that Iran was part of the axis of evil.

    Maybe more bs, like his presidency?

    You know before he became a real con and supported Hillary?

  504. Tina says:

    When will Kerry be charged with the Logan Act violation.

    Can two FBI agents led by Pete the cheat entrap him?

    Where is Sjw Yates and Comedy who authorized the entrapment?

  505. DW says:

    Regardless one’s feelings for McCain the politician, the votes of the 100 senators and 435 members of the US House affect all of us, regardless the fact that each of us gets to vote for only 3 of them. So its fair to have an opinion of all 535 of them.

  506. Chicon says:

    Agreed, DW. Right now, it’s really 99 Senators with McCain being on the disabled list. I’ve opined previously that I believe McCain should resign if he will not be able to return. Note to the reflexive McCainites – I said IF.

  507. Tina says:

    I do not even get the chance to vote for an r for senate here in ca.

  508. Tina says:

    Mark Warner: Maybe There Really Isn’t Any Collusion https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2018/05/13/mark-warner-maybe-really-isnt-collusion/
    8:00 PM – May 13, 2018

    Warner colluded with the Russians though.

  509. Tina says:

    Note, re muh Russian

    We are now in the “accidental contacts” phase.

  510. MichiganGuy says:

    * BREAKING NEWS *
    .
    Supreme Court strikes down law banning sports betting.
    .
    http://thehill.com/regulation/387560-supreme-court-strikes-down-law-banning-sports-betting

  511. MichiganGuy says:

    Now that the Supreme Court has legalized sports betting in New Jersey, when can I place a bet?
    Monmouth Park expects to begin taking bets around Monday, May 28. Other state racetracks, like the Meadowlands, and Atlantic City casinos will follow weeks later.
    .
    https://nypost.com/2018/05/14/how-to-place-a-bet-on-the-yankees-in-new-jersey/

  512. mnw says:

    MO SEN poll:

    (from Missouri Scout; 848 LVs)

    McCaskill 48
    Hawley 44

    (unchanged from last poll)

    Trump appvl: 50-44

    My comment: Missouri Scout is a local political newsletter. It’s paywall protected. It’s obscure. I dunno who conducts their polls, & I’m too dumb to circumvent their paywall. Trump’s JA seems low to me for MO, a state he carried by +19 points. The only other result reported is that they have the appointed DEM state auditor leading her (unknown) presumptive GOP opponent by +2 points. Judging from their news and commentary, I think they lean pro-DEM, but that’s a mere impression. They run stories like “Greitens Dragging Down GOP Ticket”

  513. mnw says:

    MG

    I don’t think so, but I may be wrong.

    As mentioned, the new poll reports the same result as the previous one. Look at The Wise Mens’ comments at RRH. They talk like it’s hot off the press.

  514. MichiganGuy says:

    mnw, I’ve been to RRH many times and I have yet to see any wise men 😉

  515. mnw says:

    MG

    The survey I posted was conducted 5/9-5/10.

    I think you linked to last month’s poll showing the same result, possibly.

    A sise note: Every once in a while, I try to post RAS & Dave’s robocop blocks me & says, “You already said that”… because the result didn’t change!

  516. mnw says:

    “side note”

  517. Bitterlaw says:

    Breaking News – jason advises bishop that he will handle all Amish outreach efforts in Monmouth, New Jersey.

  518. Michael says:

    Gallup
    Trump approval: 43/52 (+1)

    Gallup is suddenly on the money with Trump’s approval rating.

  519. Bitterlaw says:

    Michael – I have no idea who I will choose for Governor in tomorrow’s primary. Who gets the honor of losing to Tom Wolf?

  520. Michael says:

    535 I am between Wagner and Ellsworth. Ellsworth is definitely the most positive of the two. But Wagner has the bigger support network and the Party’s backing (the party will back the winner regardless as we know).

    So I’ll decide in the morning when I go to vote tomorrow tbh. What are you thinking?

  521. Bitterlaw says:

    Since the Establishment backs Wagner, I will probably vote for him. Suck it, NYC.

  522. Michael says:

    537 Probably for me as well. It’ll come down to how I feel tomorrow. But def NO on Mango

  523. Bitterlaw says:

    Hmmmmmmm. The main thing I like about Ellsworth is that she does not want to eliminate property taxes in exchange for higher income taxes. I like property taxes to pay for schools? Why? Because Radnor is awesome. I don’t to tumble down to the level of Jul’s school district.

    http://cumberlink.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/where-pa-s-gop-governor-candidates-stand-on-issues/article_ef707d6b-3cae-56b0-9e62-4bf9e536b682.html

  524. Michael says:

    539 Uh Jul tried to follow me on twitter. Gross.

  525. Robbie says:

    Although I still expect a significant loss of seats in the House, I would be remiss not to note that Republican polling has improved over the last few months. That said, Trump at 43% in RCP is still a rough place for a president and his party to be in a midterm election year.

    As for the generic ballot, the question I always ask remains. Are Republicans going up or are Democrats just going down. Right now, the RCP graph suggests it’s a little of both. That said, Republicans are still just barely touching 40% in the RCP average. If they can make it into the mid forties, then I might start to rethink my 40 seat loss view I’ve held since last October.

    Sean T at RCP
    ?@SeanTrende

    If the election were held today, I’m not sure who would win the House. First time I’ve been able to say that since summer of last year.

  526. NYCmike says:

    “Who gets the honor of losing to Tom Wolf?”

    “Establishment-endorsed”….as long as they keep THEIR jobs……..

  527. NYCmike says:

    “If the election were held today, I’m not sure who would win the House. First time I’ve been able to say that since summer of last year.”

    -Let me go find the comment I made LAST May where I said “Robbie, if the political landscape is the same NEXT MAY, then I will start to think you are on to something.”.

    Maybe Robbie was born in December……a little late….if you know what I mean……

  528. Robbie says:

    A new story just published on the NYT’s website about the growing political portfolio Mike Pence is assuming in this election year. In essence, he and his staff are assuming the role presidents and their advisors usually have heading into an election. For instance, Pence formed a joint fundraising committee with Kevin McCarthy and is doing favors for his former House colleagues.

    I say great for Pence. He and his CoS, Nick Ayers, are smart to do this. Ayers is probably one of the two or three best young operatives in the party right now. First, it helps the party get on the same page, but it also allows Pence to collect chits for a future run.

    I’d also say it’s hard to read the story and not conclude Pence is either readying for the possibility Trump doesn’t run or expects Trump won’t run in 2020. Either way, he’s making sure he has a leg up for 2020 and I think that’s a good thing.

  529. NYCmike says:

    I wonder……can Robbie fly a plane in reverse as quickly as he can back-peddle on a year-and-a-half of being a concern troll?

  530. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    May 14, 2018 at 1:41 pm
    “If the election were held today, I’m not sure who would win the House. First time I’ve been able to say that since summer of last year.”
    -Let me go find the comment I made LAST May where I said “Robbie, if the political landscape is the same NEXT MAY, then I will start to think you are on to something.”.
    Maybe Robbie was born in December……a little late….if you know what I mean……

    – I see NYCmike thinks a few good polls in May means everything is fine. In fact, I think the political atmosphere still sucks for the party and I said so by noting I still expect a 40 seat House loss. Try harder next time.

    There was a brief polling spurt in January that lead many to believe Republicans had turned the tide, but it turned out to be little more than a blip. At this point, I think it’s probably just as likely the small rise Republicans have seen is just polling noise rather than real movement.

  531. Mr.Vito says:

    “One of Israel’s top soccer teams wants to remind the world – apparently forever – that it appreciates President Trump’s decision to relocate the American embassy to Jerusalem.

    Beitar Jerusalem announced Sunday that the team will now be named “Beitar Trump Jerusalem” in honor of the president’s “courageous move” to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.

    “Trump has shown courage, and true love of the Israeli people and their capital, and these days other countries are following his lead in giving Jerusalem its rightful status,” the team wrote on a Facebook post with an image of Trump between the Israeli and American flags.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2018/05/14/top-israeli-soccer-team-wants-to-rename-itself-after-trump.html

  532. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC still does not understand that the way to get into the Establishment is to win. Don’t freak him out by telling him that Trump is now part of the Establishment.

  533. GPO says:

    NYCmike says:

    May 14, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    I wonder……can Robbie fly a plane in reverse as quickly as he can back-peddle on a year-and-a-half of being a concern troll?

    I cant believe anyone here still reads his posts

  534. jason says:

    My wife will vote for Wagner I have decided…unless she doesnt

  535. Mr.Vito says:

    Why would the GOP want to be led by Mike Pence? According to George Will, he is “America’s most repulsive public figure.”

  536. Chicon says:

    Clinton JA in 1994 was 48. He lost 52 seats.

    Obama in 2010 was at 48 in JA. He lost 63 seats.

    W was at 37 JA in 2006. He lost only 30 seats.

    I read here that Presidential JA correlates with seats won/lost in off year elections. Maybe not…..

  537. lisab says:

    Thanks Mr. Vito for the data showing that McCain’s ACU rating averaged 88 for 16 years and 92 for 4 years and 81 for one year. That’s 21 years of solid votes for conservative causes. Yes, I know there were some years it was “only” 70%. Horrors.
    —————————
    actually mccain is interesting in that he has almost exactly one third of his tenure being rated 90+ in his ACU ratings

    one third of his tenure about average with an ACU rating in the 80’s

    and one third of his tenure from the 50’s to 70’s

  538. NYCmike says:

    lisab,

    That means he is “principled”……..like the wind….

  539. lisab says:

    According to George Will, he is “America’s most repulsive public figure.”
    ————————

    why?

  540. NYCmike says:

    “Why would the GOP want to be led by Mike Pence? According to George Will, he is “America’s most repulsive public figure.””

    -Robbie hasn’t caught up with the #NeverTrumpers…..too busy flying in reverse.

  541. Mr.Vito says:

    “why?”

    Because he is a Trump Chump…

  542. NYCmike says:

    “– I see NYCmike thinks a few good polls in May means everything is fine.”

    -Did I say “everything is fine”?

    Or did I simply point out that LAST YEAR I said let’s wait until THIS MAY before panicking like some pilot we know?

  543. lisab says:

    pence seems like a political opportunist to me

    i doubt many would have supported him for president before 2016

    by being the vp nominee alone he got national coverage

    and

    by winning he put himself on the short-list of potential nominees in 2020 or 2024 depending if trump runs in 2020 or not

  544. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    May 14, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    NYC still does not understand that the way to get into the Establishment is to win. Don’t freak him out by telling him that Trump is now part of the Establishment.

    -Reagan was the Establishment.

    Tell me: did Bush 41 follow his lead, or did he go a different direction?

  545. mnw says:

    Wobbles doesn’t panic, he rejoices!

    GFY really hard, Wobbles.

  546. NYCmike says:

    In 1994, Gingrich and a Republican Congress was the Establishment. The “Contract For America” was Establishment.

    Tell me: did Gingrich/Republican Congress follow their own lead, or did that institution begin to go in a different direction?

  547. janz says:

    Tina,

    Who are you leaning towards in the CA primary for governor?

  548. NYCmike says:

    https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2018/05/14/mic-fing-drop-dana-loesch-levels-linda-sarsour-for-making-anti-semitic-dig-at-trump-over-jerusalem/?utm_campaign=twitchywidget

    -Saw Sarsour in the supermarket Saturday night…..actually intervened on her behalf, as another woman was giving her cr*p….didn’t think it was right to bother her as she shopped for groceries….she said “Thank you”…..I told Sarsour “I’ll speak my piece at the next public forum, I think your beliefs are horrible.”…..she shook her head and I left.

    My wife found it pretty amazing….

  549. Bitterlaw says:

    The Establishment changes depending upon its members.

    Reagan was my religion in the 80s. However, I did not vote for Bush, Sr. to be Reagan’s third term. I voted for Bush to be his own man. Veteran and head of the CIA were great reasons for me to vote for him.

  550. NYCmike says:

    ” I voted for Bush to be his own man.”

    -Maybe he should of campaigned as such, so that Kemp, or some other person who actually believed in limited-government could have been the nominee…..but POWER was his main goal.

  551. Cash Cow TM says:

    New – GOP poll conducted by @WilsonWPA shows Morrisey holding narrow 46-44 percent lead over Manchin in West Virginia Senate race
    Narrow majority – 51 percent – say it’s “time for a new person to be in the U.S. Senate.”
    More at @POLITICOPro ($)

    Don’t know anything about WilsonWPA…

  552. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – Sit down while you read this. I do not want you to hurt yourself falling over. Ready?

    EVERYBODY WHO RUNS FOR PRESIDENT DOES IT FOR THE POWER OF BEING PRESIDENT.

  553. Michael says:

    Could you grow up NYC?

  554. Messy57 says:

    Trump/Fox News Strategy

    If you lose the debate, attack the source

    If your opponent has facts, attack the facts

    If attacking the facts doesn’t work, make up your own facts

    If making up your own facts doesn’t work, rely on theories that are so magical they can ‘disprove’ fact.

  555. Bitterlaw says:

    So moving the US embassy to Jerusalem lead to deadly riots? Oh well. Zzzzzzzzzzz

  556. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    If you want to know have far left California has gone. The state legislature considered ending either Washington’s or Lincoln’s birthday and making “International Worker’s Day” (May Day) a state holiday.

    “The California State Assembly debated legislation Thursday introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Miguel Santigo that would make “International Workers’ Day,” a holiday with Socialist and Communist roots, a paid state holiday.

    In California, schools are closed in observance of both “Washington Day,” the third Monday in February, and “Lincoln Day,” the Monday or Friday of the week in which February 12 occurs. Santiago’s legislation would authorize schools in California to combine both Washington and Lincoln’s birthday into one day, designating the third Monday in February as “President’s Day,” in exchange for designating May 1 International Workers’ Day, according to the Daily Caller.

    The legislation also specifies that schools opting to observe Presidents’ Day and International Workers’ Day would be required to “commemorate and direct attention to the history of labor movements in the United States.”

    It failed 27-22, with 29 not voting. Previously it had been approved by two subcommittees.

  557. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The New York Times editorial board is making recommendations how to save the Republican Party in California. Bring in Arnold S. and other liberal losers to run it:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/12/opinion/california-third-party-republicans.html?emc=edit_ca_20180514&nl=california-today&nlid=2349347420180514&te=1

    “At least some Republicans in the state, chief among them former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, have been trying to push the G.O.P. to adopt more mainstream ideas and policies. This group includes people like Chad Mayes, who was ousted as the party’s Assembly leader after working with Democrats to reauthorize a landmark cap-and-trade program, and Kevin Faulconer, the mayor of San Diego.

    But they are struggling to make headway against a party establishment that refuses to acknowledge that it is on the wrong track, let alone take action to change. Republicanism, even in California, has become inseparable from Trumpism because most of the party’s leaders and lawmakers are more focused on catering to its far-right base and elite donors than on speaking to or for the majority of Americans.”

  558. jason says:

    Have to say that I was deeply offended by Trump’s comments about McCain’s capture; it was one of the reasons I did not vote for him. It is a factor or whether or not I will vote for Trump in the future.”

    I agree. I said at the time I would never vote for Trump because of that comment, just too over the top to attack the service of someone who sacrificed so much. Someone who was maimed for life and tortured for years. Beyond despicable.

    How people here can give Trump a pass on that is beyond me. JC even went as far as to say it was only a “joke”. Sick. To think this is ok merely because you disagree with some of McCain’s positions is even sicker.

    However, contrary to Bitter, I do believe in redemption. If Trump apologized before McCain dies I would give him credit for it. If he does it after he dies, it will be meaningless.

    It would be a small step for Trump, a giant step towards righting a terrible wrong.

  559. mnw says:

    I think they meant “speaking to or for the majority of illegal aliens,” didn’t they? typo?

  560. jason says:

    I am at an airport and saw the NYT has a headline

    “Democrats count on centrists to win back the House”

    Hilarious. There definition of a “centrist” must be the same as NYC’s definition of a RINO. Someone who only stays in the reservation 98% of the time instead of 100%.

    I haven’t actually seen a Democrat who is a centrist in decades.

  561. mnw says:

    Cow

    That outfit is identified sometimes as (R), but… the poll internals look kosher.

  562. NYCmike says:

    “I suspect that these were not boating accidents.”

    -Unfortunately, the price of cleaner water can be seen with more plentiful sealife, including those creatures at the top of the food chain.

    Same thing in Cape Cod, MA. Every time I go there now it is in the back of my mind. Amity Island all over!

  563. jason says:

    Messy supported Hillary but wants people to adhere to “facts”.

    But of course I give her a pass, I doubt she finished 5th grade.

  564. mnw says:

    The first thing those DEM “centrists” will do is re-elect Pelosi. Then, impeach Trump. Then the ‘centrists” will “improve” Obamacare!

  565. mnw says:

    Three iiis didn’t actually FINISH 5th grade, but she did get her elementary school GED.

  566. Tina says:

    Janz, probably cox.

    Allen has too many rino tendencies for me..

  567. Tina says:

    At airport? Cnn let me guess, right, Jason?

  568. jason says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    May 14, 2018 at 9:21 am

    jason – The voters of Arizona do not matter. Only the voters of HHR matter.”

    I guess not. They are the stupid voters that elected a “traitor”, a “fraud”, a “Democrat”, a “scumbag”, a “shi-ty senator”, etc to 6 terms.

  569. jason says:

    The first thing those DEM “centrists” will do is re-elect Pelosi. Then, impeach Trump. Then the ‘centrists” will “improve” Obamacare!”

    mnw, those are “centrist” policies, remember.

    Pelosi is a moderate. Obamacare was invented by Republicans. Ana Navarro, Bill Kristol and George Will agree Trump should be impeached, this is a bi-partisan effort.

  570. Wes says:

    Well, I know how Mikey plans to spend money on WV-Sen this year:

    http://wvmetronews.com/2018/05/11/blankenship-pledges-to-campaign-against-morrisey/

    Somewhere Chuck Schumer is smiling.

  571. jason says:

    At airport? Cnn let me guess, right, Jason”

    I stay away from that, cannot stomach it.

    I say the headline on the page of NYT someone was reading near me.

  572. DW says:

    More evacuations on the Big Island in Hawaii as the volcano is worsening leading up to a bigger eruption.

    People there in shock. Turns out if you build your house right next to an active volcano, it can get wiped out by lava flows. Who knew?

  573. New York CIty says:

    wes, we have to allow Blakenship to send messages.

    His message is let’s re-elect a liberal to represent WV because I lost to his opponent.

    I approve of this message.

  574. jason says:

    DW, are you anti-capitalist?

    The lava flows will make the island bigger, so there will be more land to sell and build houses.

    Stop impeding progress.

  575. NYCmike says:

    “How people here can give Trump a pass on that is beyond me. JC even went as far as to say it was only a “joke”. Sick. To think this is ok merely because you disagree with some of McCain’s positions is even sicker.”

    -1) I know about 15-20 guys & 2 gals who have military service background…..none of them liked the comment, but the vast majority of them voted for Trump. If they can give Trump a pass when the opposition is Hillary, then I see no reason to hold that against Trump, since they don’t. (again, please note, because Bitterlaw and jason NEVER mention it, my vote in the primary DID NOT go to Trump).

    2) Chris Rock made the joke about McCain, and getting captured, YEARS BEFORE. The media loved it, and McCain laughed it off. The uproar was NOT about the joke, however distasteful it was. The uproar was over Trump, and his refusal to play by the rules set up those who hold power…….which, as we saw, was the way to win the White House.

  576. NYCmike says:

    If I donated as much money to political causes as the parody accounts said I do, I would run for office myself!

  577. NYCmike says:

    And YES, when Wes babbles on about helping Chuckie Schumer, I do consider him a parody……..after all, Wes has consistently told us how smart he is, so it must be a parody when he utters such stupidity as that!

  578. DW says:

    Ha…funny story out the Tidewater area…one of the worst parts of the metropolis just lost one of its grocery stores due the entire chain shutting down and closing or selling off stores. The local officials are concerned that for many there will be no grocery store for over two miles, so the poor won’t be able to get groceries (and apparently they don’t have cars).

    The reason this store was closed and no one wanted to buy the franchise? Yep, it had the largest rate of shoplifting in the entire region. So the poor don’t get a store because they kept stealing from the one that was there…and we are supposed to feel sorry for them.

    Its the age-old principle, you reap what you sow.

  579. Tina says:

    Will the volcano explosion cause the Hawaiian island to tip over.

    Remember, drat said Guam will tip.

  580. mnw says:

    I think we should stop using Blankenship as a convenient club with which to beat other posters over the head. Not one poster here ever said anything in his favor. Every poster here was fervently hoping he would lose– some even claimed they were PRAYING he’d lose.

    I said before the primary that I was reposing my trust in the common sense of West Virginians, & that worked out. I doubt that idiot will cost Morrissey any votes, but I yield Walt/Cow on that.

  581. DW says:

    599 – after the rover on Mars gets done checking the site where our astronauts left the flag, it can check a Mars volcano to see if it flipped over back when there was water on the planet.

  582. jason says:

    Sorry. No free lunch. Blankenship is exactly the type of deadender NYC and others have defended here and cost Rs at least 6 Senate seats. But glad you are beginning to see the light…maybe others will too….better late than ever.

  583. jason says:

    So NYC agrees with the sicko version that denigrating Mcains service is a joke?

    Why am I not surprised?

  584. CG says:

    That settles it. Chris Rock can be President too!

  585. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC says it was just a joke. Ok. If NYC’s wife was brutally assaulted and Trump said, “I prefer wives who don’t get raped,” I am sure NYC would just laugh it off.

  586. CG says:

    As long as it was Trump who said it, he would.

  587. Chicon says:

    602 – yep, facts are irrelevant.

  588. CG says:

    I didn’t see anyone here endorse Blankenship for the primary (though I am sure Jul would have), but had he been the nominee, anyone who wasn’t for him in the general election would be a heretic and all his past problems would be irrelevant.

    By the way, Roy Moore is likely a worse person than Don Blankenship.

  589. JulStol says:

    CG,
    Your stalking abilities are lame. I was all in for Morrissey.

  590. CG says:

    I lost track of your Twitter, so haven’t been able to “stalk” you in a while….

  591. Bitterlaw says:

    I think Trump is an amoral scumbag but I voted for him. NYC thinks Trump is a whacky jokester but voted for him anyway. Such is the state of HHR.

  592. Mr.Vito says:

    No one’s opinion here is as valuable as they seem to think it is.

  593. Bitterlaw says:

    The only opinions I fully accepted were those of DrJay. He was a wise man. I wonder where he went.

  594. CG says:

    Maybe Andrew Dice Clay can be in put charge of the EEOC.

  595. CG says:

    There’s nothing that obscure comedian chick said at the Correspondent’s Dinner that Marlin Fitzwater wouldn’t have laughed off…

  596. CG says:

    Which high-ranking appointment should Kathy Griffin get?

  597. Mr.Vito says:

    Why cant Chris Rock be President?

  598. CG says:

    He chose his brother as his runningmate in the movie.

  599. Mr.Vito says:

    You should probably leave the comedy to Mr.Bitter….

  600. JulStol says:

    CG,

    You’re not missing much. I’m becoming more reasonable in my old age 😉

    LisaB,
    Just saw your post from this morning. Oct. 13th is the date. We have the venue booked and everything.

  601. CG says:

    620. Chuck E. Cheese?

    Sorry, couldn’t resist

  602. JulStol says:

    CG,

    No, but we are keeping the whole thing under $5k & very proud of that fact.

  603. Tina says:

    How is the muh Russian hoax?

  604. lisab says:

    Same thing in Cape Cod, MA. Every time I go there now it is in the back of my mind. Amity Island all over!
    ————————————-

    now there are seals everwhere on the national seashore

  605. Tina says:

    They need to take out Swampstein by holding him in contempt and indict Mulehead,

    This will end Fuhrer Mulehead.

  606. mnw says:

    jason 602

    That’s cultural fascism. “Exactly like,” etc. is guilt by association. Either some poster (heart) Blankenship, or not. No “exactly like.” You sound like a troll when you make that argument.

    And I’m not seeing the light on anything whatsoever, btw.

    Speaking of trolls, why are you here CG?

  607. Tina says:

    Indict Comedy*

  608. Bitterlaw says:

    Speaking of trolls, why are you here CG?

    Because it is an open forum, mnw.

  609. Tina says:

    A charge against greitens has been dropped.

  610. Tina says:

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/14/russian-firm-robert-mueller-charge-disputed-585645

    Defense attorneys slam Fuhrer Mulhead in court today.

    Prosecutors got pounded.

  611. NYCmike says:

    Par for the course for Jason, no sweat off my b*lls.

    They all “support” primaries, UNTIL the “wrong “ person wins…….then they blame someone else, dude with the media, and stay home on Election Day.

  612. NYCmike says:

    dude?

    Side

  613. Chicon says:

    And in an open forum, one is allowed to ask why a troll is here…

  614. lisab says:

    NYC says it was just a joke
    ———————————–

    it was a mean spirited joke

    but he did steal it from al franken

  615. Mr.Vito says:

    Huh. I guess he did, after looking it up… didn’t know that.

    Al Franken never was very funny…

  616. janz says:

    #586 Tina, thanks. I have mixed feelings between the two top R’s, but am probably going to vote for Cox. I basically want the top vote-getter, so they can get one of the 2 slots in our jungle primary. Cox was only 4 votes shy of achieving the CA R endorsement.

  617. lisab says:

    Al Franken never was very funny…
    —————————

    i never found him funny

  618. mnw says:

    Greitens criminal case dropped.

    Soros got her elected, but he forgot to buy her a cup of smart.

  619. Mr.Vito says:

    Of course, Franken’s idea of a joke is groping sleeping women and sending them the pictures….

  620. Mr.Vito says:

    Douglas Schoen: Trump’s drug pricing reform aims to keep what works and fix what doesn’t — good for him

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/05/14/douglas-schoen-trumps-drug-pricing-reform-aims-to-keep-what-works-and-fix-what-doesnt-good-for-him.html

  621. Proud Obamacon says:

    Whew! Just when I was getting concerned about the Blue Wave..

    DICK MORRIS PREDICTS RED WAVE!!!!

    Thank you Dick, now I can breathe a sigh of relief. Blue Tsunami coming yall!

    NOT.MY.PRESIDENT

  622. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Two(2) more Circuit Court Judges were confirmed this evening. Both to the 7th Circuit.

    WINNING!!!

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/14/michael-scudder-amy-st-eve-trump-judges-confirmed-/

  623. Mr.Vito says:

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/05/14/san-francisco-mayor-willie-brown-says-end-democrat-trump-bashing-2018-elections

    “Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown wrote an op-ed calling for his fellow Democrats to “stop bashing President Trump.”

    Brown, a longtime fixture in California politics, said his party may risk having problems in the midterms if they don’t let up on the anti-Trump rhetoric.

    “It’s not going to be easy,” Brown wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle on the prospect of Democrats halting their repeated attacks on the president.

    “It might even mean checking into a 12-step program,” he said.

    Brown, 84, noted that his party is right to take issue with Trump’s “policies and personality” but that Democrats must understand that a “significant” amount of Americans are pleased with the New Yorker’s tenure.

    “They are making money. They feel safe and they agree with the president’s protectionist trade policies… even his immigration stance,” said Brown, who served as a state assemblyman for three decades prior to his 1996-2004 tenure as mayor.”

  624. Wes says:

    Mr.Vito says:
    May 14, 2018 at 5:42 pm
    No one’s opinion here is as valuable as they seem to think it is.

    I’m glad the guy who told me Mike Castle would have been a guaranteed loser in 2016 realizes this.

  625. Mr.Vito says:

    Zzzzzzz.

    Maybe someday you will realize it.

  626. mnw says:

    The Soros prosecutor in St. Louis says she “plans to refile the case”… in the Circuit Court of Fantasy Island.

  627. Wes says:

    You declared an absolute impossibility an absolute certainty to try to justify the nomination of an unelectable con artist for US Senate.

    Own it.

    The sad thing is that I don’t even have to argue opinions on this. This is a fact you blatantly got absolutely wrong to try to make a point.

  628. Mr.Vito says:

    You are a really strange person.

  629. Bitterlaw says:

    Everybody has made wrong predictions here, Wes. Everybody.

  630. Mr.Vito says:

    Here is the thread in question, and how Wes left it….

    http://davidwissing.com/?p=24828#comments

    “In any event, I’ve been on here far too long today. Vito, I’ve enjoyed debating you even though it seems you and I will never agree on anything.”

    It had to do with how Castle would hypothetically vote on Obamacare….

    I enjoy fish stories, but this one has gotten to be a whopper.

  631. Gpo says:

    Nice Sheeple! Keep the nominees coming !

  632. Michael says:

    Can’t wait to vote for the first time in Delco tomorrow! 9th election evah!

  633. Michael says:

    I miss MD regardless him being a Democrat now. Jul is a nutcase, repeat Jul is a nutcase

  634. MichiganGuy says:

    mnw, you were right. The Missouri Scout Poll is new even though it has the same numbers as their last poll. I wonder if, they polled the same people too. LOL
    .
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/poll-shows-slight-mccaskill-lead-over-hawley-greitens-tanking/article_487c9021-abe2-57c5-9320-e47a32014f7e.html

  635. Michael says:

    Have a happy marriage. Now kindly leave me and my social media accounts alone Jul.

  636. Mr.Vito says:

    “Mr.Vito says:
    October 9, 2017 at 3:13 pm
    I highly doubt Mike Castle would have voted for Obamacare repeal. He would be further left than Collins and Murkowski.

    That’s if he even survived reelection, or ran again.

    Mr.Vito says:
    October 9, 2017 at 3:14 pm
    in 2016”

    Versus

    “I’m glad the guy who told me Mike Castle would have been a guaranteed loser in 2016 realizes this.

    You declared an absolute impossibility an absolute certainty to try to justify the nomination of an unelectable con artist for US Senate.

    Own it.

    The sad thing is that I don’t even have to argue opinions on this. This is a fact you blatantly got absolutely wrong to try to make a point.”

  637. Michael says:

    Castle would have survived re-election easily in 2016.

  638. Mr.Vito says:

    Are you making fun of Wes, Michael?

  639. Mr.Vito says:

    This is about the fact that Castle would not have been up for election in 2016.

  640. NYCmike says:

    Heh.

    Wes is unhinged……maybe he did get married after all…..and Michael should grow up and keep his nose out of other peoples business.

  641. Michael says:

    Grow up NYC the Giants SUCK.

  642. Mr.Vito says:

    NYC likes the Jets.

  643. Mr.Vito says:

    And Pats.

  644. mnw says:

    Nobody ever likes to talk about Jumping’ Jim Jeffords & good ole Linc Chafee, but that was probably where Caste was headed, imo. As Zero liked to say, “We may never know…”

  645. mnw says:

    where Castle was

  646. Michael says:

    The Jets suck too.

  647. NYCmike says:

    And whoever else is on my Fantasy team named “100UnitedStatesNYCmikeSenators”.

  648. Michael says:

    No Castle had worked to build up the DE GOP. He wouldn’t blow it up and pack up and leave unlike Chafee and Jeffords.

  649. Tina says:

    There is something more deep involving the tension between Juk and Michael,

  650. Mr.Vito says:

    I didn’t even consider that “if”… I assumed the guy would be around to vote for GOP, but threw in an ‘if’ in case he weren’t…

  651. NYCmike says:

    Wikipedia:

    “Castle refused to support O’Donnell in the Senate campaign against Coons.[15] Coons went on to defeat O’Donnell decisively in the general election.”

    -ODD way to build up your party by turning your back on 53% of the primary electorate who chose a different person……

  652. NYCmike says:

    “The Jets suck too.”

    -BIG TIME!

  653. Bitterlaw says:

    Michael is stressed because he knows Penn State football is going to be bad now that Barkley is on the NY Giants.

  654. Mr.Vito says:

    “Michael is stressed because he knows Penn State football is going to be bad now that Barkley is on the NY Giants.”

    How does he fit into the uniform?

    https://vetstreet-brightspot.s3.amazonaws.com/a2/fa/289c86d14289877c7438714113fa/barkley-335mk061312.jpg

  655. MichiganGuy says:

    The Zogby Poll®: Since January Democrats are losing support in the congressional generic; Democrats lose big among Millennials and African Americans; Voters remain steady in their support for Republicans
    .
    https://zogbyanalytics.com/news/849-the-zogby-poll-since-january-democrats-are-losing-support-in-the-congressional-generic-democrats-lose-big-among-millennials-and-african-americans-voters-remain-steady-in-their-support-for-republicans

  656. JulStol says:

    My ballot tomorrow:
    Wagner for Governor (Mango supporters are bonkers)
    Bartos for Lt. Gov (Voting for Wagner’s preferred running mate)
    Christiana for Senate (fully expect Barletta to win, just expressing frustration with his Omnibus spending bill vote, he gets my vote in November)
    Browning for Congress
    Simmons for State Representative

  657. MichiganGuy says:

    Democrats are losing more of the AA vote. Maybe, they are starting to realize Republicans can get them a job and make their lives better where as democrats only offer a dependency on government handouts.

  658. JulStol says:

    “Democrats are losing more of the AA vote.”

    The Kanye effect.

    https://www.thewrap.com/black-male-support-trump-doubles-kanye-west/

  659. Mr.Vito says:

    Romney tweet: “Robert Jeffress says, ‘You can’t be saved by being a Jew,’ and ‘Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell.’ He’s said the same about Islam. Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem.”

    What is the bar for religious bigotry these days?

  660. lisab says:

    i don’t really care what religion someone is, or lack thereof, so long as they don’t try to impose their faith on me through laws or violence

  661. NYCmike says:

    Pence/Kanye2024

  662. NYCmike says:

    Vegas Golden Knights tie series 1-1. What a story!

  663. Mr.Vito says:

    If a President Romney would exclude him based on those statements, I have a problem with that.

    It is certainly not out of the mainstream for a Christian to believe Jesus alone can give salvation and that Mormonism and Islam are heretical.

    The guy gave a wonderful prayer for Israel, by the way.

  664. lisab says:

    i would guess most jews do not believe christians are the chosen people either

  665. NYCmike says:

    https://www.americanexperiment.org/2018/05/worst-scandal-minnesota-history/

    -If this gets the press it deserves in Minnesota, Republicans have a good chance to make gains in that state.

  666. Mr.Vito says:

    “i would guess most jews do not believe christians are the chosen people either”

    well… technically christians do believe that jews are Gods chosen people…

    but, yeah, in the way you mean it… exactly.

    Similarly, if Romney, as a Mormon, is saying that Islam is not a heresy, than I find that shocking.

  667. Mr.Vito says:

    *then I find

  668. NYCmike says:

    Romney shows, once again, why he could NOT beat Obama.

  669. NYCmike says:

    Too busy worrying about what other people thought of him.

  670. NYCmike says:

    It was Franken, NOT Chris Rock?

  671. CG says:

    Mitt Romney is completely correct.

    When Jeffress was attacking Romney’s religion during the 2012 primaries, people here had no problem recognizing Jeffress was a bigot, but now he is a guy who defends Trump so….

  672. CG says:

    Here is something else that Senator to be Romney is correct about:

    “John McCain makes America great. Father, grandfather, Navy pilot, POW hero bound by honor, an incomparable and irrepressible statesman. Those who mock such greatness only humiliate themselves and their silent accomplices.”

  673. Mr.Vito says:

    Jeffress endorsed Romney for President. He is not out of the mainstream for calling Mormonism heretical.

  674. lisab says:

    mormons have not exactly been nice to other religions either

  675. CG says:

    He’s out of the mainstream of American civic life and decency and deserves to be called on that.

  676. CG says:

    Let Mr. Jeffress have and espouse any personal or religious views he wants, but it should easily be understood why it was considered a slap in the face by many Jews to have him take part in such a prominent role during the historic event today.

  677. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    May 14, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    NYC says it was just a joke. Ok. If NYC’s wife was brutally assaulted and Trump said, “I prefer wives who don’t get raped,” I am sure NYC would just laugh it off.

    CG says:
    May 14, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    As long as it was Trump who said it, he would.

    -This is Bitterlaw and “CG”‘s example of the kind of CLASS they want Trump to show.

    I’ll pray for both of you tonight.

  678. Mr.Vito says:

    “… it should easily be understood why it was considered a slap in the face by many Jews to have him take part in such a prominent role during the historic event today.”

    Then they should turn the other cheek.

  679. NYCmike says:

    Heh.

    “CG” says he got “slapped” in the face, after laughing about a remark about my wife being brutally assaulted….karma.

  680. CG says:

    “LaZebra” could have used the help on here in late 2011, after Jeffress spoke at a political event on behalf of another candidate and said that Romney was in a “cult” and was not a Christian and should be voted against for his religious beliefs.

  681. NYCmike says:

    Who is this guy Jeffress? Never heard of him before today.

    “CG”,

    And how does anything he SAYS affect you in any way?

  682. CG says:

    702. I don’t wish for any harm to come to your wife.

    Aren’t “jokes” just “jokes” in Trumpland?

  683. CG says:

    Jeffress affects me in no way. I just think a religious bigot should be called for what he is and I am glad that Mitt Romney did.

    I’ve been told by people here that I am going to hell for my religious beliefs and I of course turn the other cheek to them, but they don’t get invited by the White House to go to Jerusalem and give a prayer in front of the people they condemn to hell.

  684. NYCmike says:

    Make any joke you like about me…..no sweat.

    Leave my wife out of it, since I don’t ever mention her on here in a political sense.

  685. Mr.Vito says:

    Jeffress said Mormon teachings contradict those of Jesus Christ. He is correct.

    He certainly can give that opinion at the Values Votrers Summit.

  686. CG says:

    I wasn’t the one who brought it up and I found it distasteful. I was just making the point that anything Trump says, you find a way to defend. But yes, I will certainly abide by your wishes as it relates to that.

  687. CG says:

    And NYC, don’t be a scaredy cat of the leftists at the other blog.

  688. Mr.Vito says:

    “I’ve been told by people here that I am going to hell for my religious beliefs and I of course turn the other cheek to them, but they don’t get invited by the White House to go to Jerusalem and give a prayer in front of the people they condemn to hell.”

    I hate to tell you, but many people who believe that have been invited to the white house, and given prayers in front of people they pray will not go to hell, even if they believe they have chosen otherwise.

  689. lisab says:

    Then they should turn the other cheek.
    ————————————–

    most jews don’t do that … they are more eye for an eye type people

  690. CG says:

    Jeffress only hurt his preferred candidate by doing so.

    Romney’s religious beliefs, whether one agrees or disagrees with them, had no bearing on what kind of President he would be (and he would have been a far better one on moral issues than the non-Mormon Obama and the non-Mormon Trump.)

    But as “LaZebra” said on this site, he was concerned that a Romney Presidency might lead people to convert to Mormonism and that was unacceptable.

  691. Mr.Vito says:

    In fact, a lot of them got voted into the White
    house.

  692. lisab says:

    “I’ve been told by people here that I am going to hell for my religious beliefs ”

    who told you that?

  693. lisab says:

    jews don’t believe in hell do they?

    hell exists by the way … it’s modern name is mississippi

  694. Mr.Vito says:

    “Jeffress only hurt his preferred candidate by doing so.”

    From exit polls, Romney not only received a greater share of evangelicals than GWB, but a larger percentage of them came out to support him.

  695. CG says:

    They know who they are.

    And I disagree with the general concept that Jews are an “eye for an eye” people. If that were the case, there would have been a hell of a lot more non-Jews killed in retaliation.

  696. CG says:

    I believe Evangelicals tend to be good and decent people who would find the divisive actions and rhetoric of Jeffress unacceptable. Romney was the clear choice in the 2012 general election. The candidate that Jeffress was an official surrogate for and hurt by his 2011 statements was Rick Perry.

    Then of course, so many Evangelicals found a way to excuse and enable Trump, so it’s hard for me to answer as to that.

  697. lisab says:

    Jeffress affects me in no way. I just think a religious bigot should be called for what he is and I am glad that Mitt Romney did.
    ———————————–

    well then you are saying jews are religious bigots

    and

    muslims

    and

    catholics

    etc.

    they all believe they have the true religion

  698. Mr.Vito says:

    LOL. Rick Perry was hurt by one thing alone… the one he couldn’t name at the debate.

  699. CG says:

    At the time of his 2011 remarks, Jeffress said that Christians could not and would not vote for Romney in a general election.

    By and large, they proved him wrong

  700. Mr.Vito says:

    720 Why expose the punchline? aren’t you having fun?

  701. CG says:

    I’ve never heard a Jew say anyone was going to hell or very often that say anyone should opposed politically because of their religious beliefs.

    I would be very critical of anyone who would say anything along those lines, such as when Dianne Feinstein targeted judicial nominees for their Catholic beliefs.

    I think “religious bigotry” is not something that is accurately a description of Jews, but of course, the terrorists trying to violently break into Israel today and those who enable them would say such a thing.

  702. lisab says:

    And I disagree with the general concept that Jews are an “eye for an eye” people.
    —————————————

    do jews not read leviticus anymore?

  703. CG says:

    Not really

  704. Mr.Vito says:

    “Jeffress said that Christians could not and would not vote for Romney in a general election.”

    And he was incorrect… as were many here at HHR who said evangelicals would not vote for Romney… so everyone gets to be wrong together. Nice, huh?

    Hardly bigoted statements in and of themselves.

  705. CG says:

    I am sure the anecdotes about Orthodox Jews throwing gays off of roofs will be forthcoming…

  706. lisab says:

    I’ve never heard a Jew say anyone was going to hell
    ———————–

    well … they don’t believe in hell do they?

    but mississippi exists …

  707. CG says:

    They could have found a different Evangelical pastor for today.

  708. lisab says:

    do jews not read leviticus anymore?

    CG says:
    May 14, 2018 at 11:36 pm
    Not really
    ——————————–

    well … exodus not a thing anymore?

  709. CG says:

    If it’s humid enough, Jews believe hell exists.

  710. Mr.Vito says:

    “They could have found a different Evangelical pastor for today.”

    They would have still believed those things… if Romney wanted to pick, he should have won… but, alas.

  711. lisab says:

    They could have found a different Evangelical pastor for today.
    ———————————-

    he is baptist actually,

    sooooooooooo, probably not a good choice for the middle east

    but neither trump nor pence are baptists

  712. CG says:

    Then they should have had a Rabbi do it instead if they couldn’t find an Evangelical (like the late Billy Graham) who likes to publicly tell Jews they are bound for hell.

    The entire concept of the existence of the State of Israel is the survival of the Jewish religion and people. Talk about mixed messages…

  713. lisab says:

    If it’s humid enough, Jews believe hell exists.
    ———————–

    mississippi is humid

  714. CG says:

    My point is that Billy Graham, at least in his later years, would refuse to say that about Jews.

  715. Mr.Vito says:

    A Rabbi also gave a prayer.

  716. lisab says:

    The entire concept of the existence of the State of Israel is the survival of the Jewish religion

    —————————————

    without leviticus or exodus of course

  717. CG says:

    Israel is a democracy, not a theocracy. I think that’s to their credit.

  718. CG says:

    More Rabbis then.

  719. lisab says:

    Israel is a democracy, not a theocracy. I think that’s to their credit.
    ———————————–

    and you just wrote

    “The entire concept of the existence of the State of Israel is the survival of the Jewish religion …”

  720. Mr.Vito says:

    And Jeffress’ prayer was quite gracious toward Israel, as any fair-minded person would have expected…

  721. lisab says:

    723

    yes, this is fun

  722. CG says:

    Jeffress specifically would have no qualms at all in saying that a Jew should not be President and should be opposed, regardless of their stances on issues, because they are Jewish.

    He probably wishes there were none in Congress for the same reason.

    They could have found a better representative of the Christian faith.

  723. CG says:

    Yes, it was nice of him to be gracious towards the people he will gleefully tell are going to hell unless they agree with him.

  724. CG says:

    Yes, Israel is a Jewish state and a democracy. (of course they also are different from the U.S. in many ways) Nobody is forced to worship or told how to. The Muslims that live in Israel have more rights and freedoms than the Muslims that live in the Muslim countries in the Middle East.

  725. lisab says:

    Yes, it was nice of him to be gracious towards the people he will gleefully tell are going to hell unless they agree with him.
    ————————————-

    sooooooooooo … he has to belive jews are going to heaven?

  726. Mr.Vito says:

    “Jeffress specifically would have no qualms at all in saying that a Jew should not be President and should be opposed, regardless of their stances on issues, because they are Jewish.”

    Leftists and Paulists are likely to say that… evangelicals, not so much. Jeffress would have endorsed Romney if he were a Jew, because of his stances on issues, just as he did for a Mormon.

  727. Mr.Vito says:

    “Yes, it was nice of him to be gracious towards the people he will gleefully tell are going to hell unless they agree with him.”

    If you actually find me a person who gleefully does so, I’ll agree that they are not the right person.

  728. CG says:

    No, he should just allow publicly that Israel is the eternal Jewish homeland and should remain so forever and that the Jews that live there or anywhere else in the world should remain Jews.

    If he can’t bring himself to believe that or say that, that’s fine, and as an American, he has the freedom to get in front of his congregation or go online and say whatever he wants. It just means he was the wrong person for Trump to send for this occasion. Would it have been his place to intervene as it related to Jared, Ivanka, and the grandkinds?

  729. lisab says:

    i tend to think if jefress thought jews were going to heaven,

    it might interfere with his work as a baptist minister

  730. CG says:

    I wouldn’t want a representative of the leftists or the Paulists to give that prayer at that venue either.

    When exactly did Jeffress formally endorse Romney?

  731. Mr.Vito says:

    Baptists and evangelicals are spending billions, and sending millions all over the world at the risk of death exactly because they do not gleefully want anyone to go to hell.

  732. lisab says:

    that the Jews that live there or anywhere else in the world should remain Jews.
    ———————————

    again, that might be a conflict of interest in his job as a christian minister

  733. CG says:

    I was under the impression that many Christians believed that Jews were the “chosen people” and had a special VIP pass.

    I guess I was wrong.

  734. CG says:

    There’s plenty of people who need salvation that Rev Jeffress can try to evangelize to. Jews should not be part of his target list. Also, it is a great idea for people looking for a religion with great people who have strong values to become Mormons.

  735. Tina says:

    John Solomon reported on Laura Ingraham tonight a new twist in his story: the Russian Oleg Deripaska was approached TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ELECTION in his New York hotel by three FBI agents, and pressured to help set up Trump. Deripaska laughed them off. This is a bombshell.

    Boom

  736. CG says:

    Shalom and goodnight.

    Just my opinion, but I think Israel has a very moving national anthem. Check it out if anyone wants-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DPqNHkm1bM

  737. lisab says:

    There’s plenty of people who need salvation that Rev Jeffress can try to evangelize to. Jews should not be part of his target list.
    ——————————–

    well … if you are a christian minister … then

    euntes ergo docete omnes gentes baptizantes eos in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti

  738. Mr.Vito says:

    “Jews should not be part of his target list.”

    Jesus disagreed.

  739. lisab says:

    i don’t know …

    jews not following the books of moses

    christian ministers going against the gospels …

    i’m not sure cg is correct on this

  740. Mr.Vito says:

    “…again, that might be a conflict of interest in his job as a christian minister”

    Just a bit…

  741. CG says:

    If and when Jesus returns to Earth, he can do as he wishes.

    Until then, the Jewish people are going to remain Jews regardless of what Rev, Jeffress wants.

  742. lisab says:

    Jesus disagreed.
    ———————-

    you are just saying that because his mother, the apostles, the disciples and jesus himself were all jewish … key word being were

  743. Mr.Vito says:

    “…Christians believed that Jews were the “chosen people”…

    Chosen to bless all nations with the Messiah through Abram as promised in Genesis and by the prophets…

  744. lisab says:

    Until then, the Jewish people are going to remain Jews regardless of what Rev, Jeffress wants.
    ————————-

    jews without that eye for an eye bit you mean

  745. Mr.Vito says:

    “…the Jewish people are going to remain Jews regardless of what Rev, Jeffress wants.”

    Well, if that were true, there would be no Christians in the first place…

    and it still isn’t true today, as Jews convert all the time… I’m sorry that bothers you, but if you believe someone is going to hell, what love are you showing for them if you don’t do anything about it?

  746. lisab says:

    Israel’s justice minister calls Trump the ‘Churchill of the 21st century’

  747. lisab says:

    Former Democratic leader Harry Reid is being treated for pancreatic cancer

  748. lisab says:

    “There is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald Trump” – Benjamin Netanyahu
    ————————-

    that had to hurt

  749. Mr.Vito says:

    I would not even wish pancreatic cancer on Harry Reid… I hope he just dies peacefully in his sleep from something unrelated before it does him in.

  750. Mr.Vito says:

    *the excruciating way…

  751. lisab says:

    Anderson Cooper: “If elected what would your first act as President be?”

    Maxine Waters: “Well Anderson, I would impeach Donald Trump.”

  752. CG says:

    I know that many Christians would say that regardless of what their religion teaches them or what they “believe”, what they want is something else and that they will be relieved and happy to get to heaven one day and see their Jewish (or atheist or whatever) friends and relatives.

    So, if the Evangelicals here believe in heaven, I think it would be nice of them to at least hope that G-d had other plans and when they get there that a Jewish person like myself might already be there to welcome them (even if I will forever be a “troll” on HHR because I’m not into the moral disgrace that is DJT)

  753. Mr.Vito says:

    major facepalm

  754. Tina says:

    Dirty waters actually said

    ‘Peach 45.

  755. lisab says:

    I know that many Christians would say that regardless of what their religion teaches them or what they “believe”
    ——————————–

    out of curiosity, why did you put believe in quotes

    do you not think christians really believe in their religion?

  756. Mr.Vito says:

    I certainly hope that God has other plans…

    but since we believe that he has appointed Jesus to be the arbiter, having died as the sacrifice for sin that God requires, and all it takes is to believe, repent, and accept that atonement…

    I would say that is pretty ‘good news’

  757. CG says:

    That’s up to them. It’s not really my concern. I know you were prepared to see legislation enacted to bar Chick Fil A because you did not like what certain Christians believed.

    But out of curiousity lisa, just how “bored” are you?

  758. lisab says:

    #775 has to go down as one of the greatest posts in hhr history …

    just like the one where hillary might win utah

  759. CG says:

    I would think Christians can embrace the concept of going to heaven as “good news” and also being with morally deserving non-Christians there as well would be a good thing. Who else is going to run the delis?

  760. CG says:

    Just my opinion, but I would hope that Rev. Jeffress and others would strive to be more like Rev. Billy Graham. I think there is a reason that Graham departed this world with such respect across religions and even across political lines.

    “Rev. Graham’s faith was absolute, but not imperialistic. In 1995, for example, he refused to join a nationwide campaign of his Southern Baptist church to aggressively convert Jews and Muslims, explaining: “I have never targeted Muslims. I have never targeted Jews.”

    “While Jesus was his exclusive, personal path to salvation, Rev. Graham admitted not knowing who God would save and who not: “It would be foolish of me to speculate on who will be there [in heaven] and who won’t. … I believe the love of God is absolute. … I think he loves everybody regardless of what label they have.”

  761. lisab says:

    I know you were prepared to see legislation enacted to bar Chick Fil A because you did not like what certain Christians believed.
    ———————————-

    actually incorrect …

    boston has on its books regulations that state a business does not have to be given a business license if the ward leader — i forget the actual title — does not think the business applicant will follow massachusetts’ laws … the case in point being equal treatment of gays

    burlington and danvers massachusetts, have similar regulations, but they do believe chik fil a will follow the rules.

    i actually support all of these communities in their choice …

    i would be very unlikely to support any legislation that mentioned religious beliefs in any way

  762. lisab says:

    I would think Christians can embrace the concept of going to heaven as “good news” and also being with morally deserving non-Christians there as well would be a good thing.
    ————————————-

    ummmmmmmmmmm … it may be just a christian rule of thumb … but …

    I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

  763. Mr.Vito says:

    “good news” is a Christian reference specifically to the Gospels which means “good news”

    A Christian does not believe they are able to make judgments on who is morally deserving…

    in fact the very idea that people are ‘morally deserving’ requires that there be a judge…

    if you believe God is the judge, then surely you believe he is a fair judge… but reading through the old testament, we see all sorts of judgments that God makes that do not seem fair to a man

    God gave 10 rules to follow and no one could even follow them…. instead we see a system of sacrifice and atonement

    So, no one is deserving… sin must be punished and atonement made. Jesus died as the sacrifice, but you must claim it

    “For God so loved the world that he gave His only Son that whosoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life”

    That is the message of the ‘good news’

  764. lisab says:

    Just my opinion, but I would hope that Rev. Jeffress and others would strive to be more like Rev. Billy Graham.
    ————————————

    maybe rabbis could be more like him too … and then israel can welcome all the muslim palestinians into israel

  765. Mr.Vito says:

    ” I would hope that Rev. Jeffress and others would strive to be more like Rev. Billy Graham. I think there is a reason that Graham departed this world with such respect across religions and even across political lines.”

    We are supposed to strive to be like Jesus…

    of course, he was beaten, nailed to some wood, and speared…

  766. lisab says:

    but he did have good wine

  767. Mr.Vito says:

    The whole resurrection thing probably felt pretty good, too.

  768. lisab says:

    i think that most christians would agree that it would be pretty cool if puppies and kittens went to heaven

    regardless of their “beliefs” or what their religion teaches them

  769. jason says:

    I have to agree with the resident Mr. Maioist Stalinist Marxist, Proud Obamacon.

    If Dick Morris predicts a red wave, Katy bar the door….

  770. jason says:

    lisab on her usual war against Christians?

    zzzzzzzz……

  771. jason says:

    Terrible disease. I wish Harry Reid well.

  772. jason says:

    And I’m not seeing the light on anything whatsoever, btw.”

    That’s kind of the definition of a deadender.

    I believe it.

  773. CG says:

    I will concede if there is a heaven, that Michael Cohen and Eric Schneiderman might not make it in. Probably not Harry Reid either.

    But as Billy Graham said, such a decision would indeed be up to a much Higher Authority than anyone who would post on this blog and claim to know for sure those answers, regardless of how smart they think they might be.

  774. lisab says:

    But as Billy Graham said, such a decision would indeed be up to a much Higher Authority than anyone who would post on this blog
    ——————————————-

    well, if such a higher authority exists, they might have given hints about how that decision will be made …

    hints like, oh just for example, the ten commanments or the gospels …

    which then might be preached by ministers

  775. Mr.Vito says:

    “…a much Higher Authority than anyone who would post on this blog and claim to know for sure those answers…”

    We know what our Higher Authority has said, and share it. Billy Graham knows what has been said, and has shared it… that Jesus said he the gate for the flock, and those who come another way are robbers and thieves… he also knows it has been said judge not lest you be judged, so he will not speculate on who specifically will be in heaven, since that job is reserved for another.

  776. Mr.Vito says:

    Jesus says “I am the way…” with an emphatic ‘I’ meaning ‘I and no other’ when Thomas asks about the way to the Father’s house.

    “and the truth…” since one must know the truth to find the way

    “and the life.” the source of eternal life.

    So if you follow Christ’s teachings… the way, truth, and life are all inseparable from knowing him.

    You must know truth and find eternal life to come to the father, and he is the only way.

  777. lisab says:

    now now …

    “I know that many Christians would say that regardless of what their religion teaches them or what they “believe”, what they want is something else and that they will be relieved and happy to get to heaven one day and see their Jewish (or atheist or whatever) friends and relatives.”

  778. Mr.Vito says:

    I hope that God is merciful.

    19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’ 25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’ 27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ 29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ 30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ “

  779. lisab says:

    I hope that God is merciful.
    ——————————-
    and … has a sense of humor …

  780. Bitterlaw says:

    I doubt that I will get to Heaven. I fully expect that my Jewish wife will make it.

  781. MichiganGuy says:

    Mr.Vito is on fire. Preach it my brother in Christ.
    Amen.

  782. MichiganGuy says:

    A gigantic asteroid is expected to fly by earth at 28,655 miles per hour on Tuesday — but will “PROBABLY” miss.
    .
    https://nypost.com/2018/05/14/asteroid-to-whiz-by-earth-at-closest-distance-in-centuries/

  783. Tina says:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/387666-mueller-team-urges-federal-judge-to-turn-down-request-for-hearing-on?amp#click=https://t.co/q19tXmi1K3

    Fuhrer Mulehead wants no investigation into leaks.

    Last week, nobody could look into the wasted money paid to him and his angry drats.

  784. Messy57 says:

    …most of whom are loyal republicans…

  785. Tina says:

    The text messages involving Senator Warner, aka Russian bot, are very alarming,

  786. Tina says:

    Oleg Deripaska

    How many ties to congressional critters does he have?

    McCain boards his yacht.

    Warner

    Who else was purchased?

  787. lisab says:

    Black Trump supporter attacked at Cheesecake Factory over MAGA hat: report

    The Cheesecake Factory is said to be investigating an incident at their Miami location after a black customer claims he was verbally attacked by both staff and patrons alike over his “Make America Great Again” hat, the Daily Wire reports.

    Eugenior Joseph, 22, was reportedly dining with his girlfriend’s family at the Dadeland Mall location of the restaurant on Mother’s Day. His MAGA hat allegedly drew the attention of a female staff member, who gathered her co-workers to confront him, a witness told the site. The witness further claims about a dozen of those employees circled his table, pointing fingers.

    “So then all the employees started standing there, saying things out loud, like, ‘I’m going to knock his head in so hard his hat’s going to come off,” the source said.

    Other witnesses for The Daily Wire say some employees used the n-word in reference to Joseph when speaking among themselves, and another brandished his fists.

  788. Bitterlaw says:

    I am at a Continuing Legal Education course for 4 hours.

    DW/Cash Cow – Any chance that a meteor or Malaysian airliner will hit Philadelphia this morning?

  789. Chicon says:

    Bitter, better chance Gabe switches the C and the CF for a hitter.

  790. mnw says:

    Politico has a fine hitpiece on Hawley today, & of course The Wise Men are all saying “Amen!”

    The genesis of the piece seems to be Rep. Ann Wagner’s sour grapes– & then Politico hunted up some anonymous GOP sources to concur.

    Substantively, the piece says Hawley is a “lackadaisical” campaigner & a poor FRer.

  791. mnw says:

    BL 812

    Sex harassment? Computer security? Discovery obligations under Brady?

    Ahhh, memory lane!

  792. Bitterlaw says:

    mnw – Developments in PA workers compensation law. Joy.

  793. mnw says:

    Oy. Rather sit through my 134th Sex Harassment class.

  794. DW says:

    The meteor story is interesting. Here is the short version. It was discovered in 2010, but they couldn’t get enough data to establish it’s future path or orbit.

    This one was re-discovered May 8. One week ago. It is about three to five times larger than the one that exploded over Russia in 2013.

    The Russian one was never discovered until it hit. But given this one was only known 1 week before arrival, it should be a reminder to everyone that little can be done to predict all these things and prepare for them.

    If ‘the big one’ was ever discovered to be days away from a direct hit, I wonder if they would not announce in advance so as to not spread panic.

  795. NYCmike says:

    TrumpTrain2020!

    Robbie and “CG” will love that song!

  796. MichiganGuy says:

    “If ‘the big one’ was ever discovered to be days away from a direct hit, I wonder if they would not announce in advance so as to not spread panic.”
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    Well, if you see world leaders getting into one of Elon Musk spacecrafts start to panic! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  797. DW says:

    It is primary day in…

    ID
    NE
    OR
    PA

    I haven’t checked what’s on the menu, but my assumption is PA has the most at stake.

  798. MichiganGuy says:

    RRH:
    .
    Trump Derangement Syndrome: Not a single Congressional Democrat attended the dedication of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem. Current Senators Charles Schumer, Dick Durbin, Dianne Feinstein, Pat Leahy, Bob Menendez, Ron Wyden and Patty Murray and House Members Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Carolyn Maloney, Eliot Engel, Jerrold Nadler and many others all voted for the original Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995 but not a single one of them wanted to attend the ceremony for fear of looking like they agree with something President Trump did. This pretty much sums up everything that is wrong with politics in America today. These Senators and Congressmen spent the last 23 years fighting for a policy to be enacted and when Donald Trump actually does it instead of being happy for the policy win they are silent or even hypocritically critical. Sad!

  799. mnw says:

    McSally has done the most brazen 180 on illegal immigration I’ve ever seen. She just took her name off all the DREAM zh*t, & she announced she now opposes the same bills which she co-sponsored… until today. (Another co-sponsor is Synesma.)

  800. Bitterlaw says:

    PA has Governor, Senator and redrawn Congressional District primaries today.

  801. DW says:

    824 – anything controversial? Any dead-ender situations? 25% rooting for an idiot who has no chance in the general election?

  802. mnw says:

    oh, I forgot: McSally has a prime-placed ad on Breitbart today too.

  803. Phil says:

    Arizona Republicans have a choice. Elect McSally who won’t be the purist on stopping illegal immigration that many want. OR watch a liberal Democrat who favors open borders and will oppose every conservative judge Trump sends up to the Senate win the seat.

    The choice is obvious except to the lame brained deadenders.

  804. Michael says:

    826 Yes my state rep race that is a GOP seat and D+1. We have a candidate that is running against my state rep. as a “solely” pro-life candidate. She sent out a robocall last night stating that she will not vote for anything in harrisburg until a pro-life bill comes up.

    She’s after State. Rep. Charlton (R) because he voted against the 20-week abortion ban after his amendment for exceptions for circumstances beyond one’s control were not accepted into the bill.

    This is a major fight and I wouldn’t be surprised if Regina Scheerer (deadender) and her supporters who have lit-dropped cars during Church sessions and have gotten into campaign wars with the Charlton people don’t vote for Charlton in this crucial D+1 seat we need.

  805. Michael says:

    I was Republican #19 today at my polling place. My partner was Democrat #2. We are starting out with some light turnout in Marple Township. However, I assume most people will be voting in the evening.

    DW,
    The other deadender scenario is the Mango people for Governor. Not that the GOP has an amazing shot at the Governor race but the Ellsworth + Wagner people will probably be fine with voting for the eventual nominee. Mango people will be pissed off.

  806. Michael says:

    Bitterlaw how is the turnout over there in Radnor?

  807. mnw says:

    827

    Au contraire! McSally says she’s more anti-illegal than Ward now. How do you figure she’s not a “purist”? Don’t you believe her?

  808. Bitterlaw says:

    Michael – I will vote after work. I will let you know about turnout then.

  809. Messy57 says:

    821. The primaries are going to come fast and furious from here on out!

  810. CG says:

    822. Schumer released an unambiguous statement expressing support for the moving of the Embassy and praised Trump for doing so.

    Schumer is taking credit for pushing Trump to do it and he is probably correct to do so.

  811. Messy57 says:

    779. Sacrifice to WHOM, exactly? I know it’s a tad theological, but calling someone a religious bigot solely because he or she actually has FAITH in the doctrine is wrong.

    Romney is especially hypocritical in this case because one of the central tenants of Mormonism is exactly that, everyone but us is going to Hell, although you can be saved posthumously (the Catholics believe you can bribe your way into heaven, as do some Protestant groups).

    That being said, he was a horrible choice.

  812. Messy57 says:

    787…who would then try to kick all of them out or kill them. Suure.

  813. mnw says:

    CG

    You’re an idiot & you desperately need to GFY.

    Three iiis 836

    You too, to the third power. CG is an adzclown, but at least he’s not illiterate.

    Is CG the one in the “accounting field,” or was that another troll?

  814. Chicon says:

    Mnw, I believe Proud Obamacon’s the “accountant”.

  815. Michael says:

    833 awesome Bitter. It was a difficult decision in the voting booth for Gov for me.

  816. DW says:

    Here is the primary schedule for the weeks to come:

    May 15: ID, NE, OR, PA
    May 22: AR, GA, KY, TX
    Jun 05: AL, CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD
    Jun 12: ME, NV, ND, SC, VA

    Mark your calendar for June 5 as CA has the top two vote getters regardless of party advancing to the final, so there is always a chance that the outcome as to party is determined on that day rendering November irrelevant.

  817. NYCmike says:

    “Schumer is taking credit for pushing Trump to do it and he is probably correct to do so.”

    -Everyone who voted for the bill to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel should be taking credit.

    “The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995[1] is a public law of the United States passed by the 104th Congress on October 23, 1995. The proposed law was adopted by the Senate (93–5),[2] and the House (374–37).[3] The Act became law without a presidential signature on November 8, 1995.”

    I didn’t realize Democrats had such a YUGE majority back in 1995./s

  818. CG says:

    What Schumer has said is that he saw an interview Trump did with Mike Huckabee in which he waivered on his commitment to move the Embassy and that after that Schumer personally pushed Trump to act on it.

    It’s a good thing they didn’t do a joint press conference, or you would have opposed it?

  819. mnw says:

    Chicon

    Thx. I need a troll identification card.

  820. Redmen4ever says:

    Exit Poll bias

    This has exhibited itself in every election since 2000 (sorry, I wasn’t tracking the thing before then). Most people know there is some kind of difference between the “raw exit polls” and the – what’s the correct word? – cooked exit polls.

    “Raw” means not re-skewed using the actual results. With the actual results in hand, you can force the internals of the polls to be consistent with the (known) results. This process removes the “inadvertent” bias that creeps in when you don’t actually administer a random sample. This inadvertent bias has favored the Democrat in every election since 2000; but, we’re supposed to believe it’s inadvertent.

    After 2004, it was thought the source of the inadvertent bias was having liberal temporary hires conduct the interview. For some reason, they can’t help but “randomly” select other liberals to interview.

    It’s actually, much deeper than that. The campaign to suppress the Republican vote by describing Republicans as hateful and ignorant, and of mau-mauing black Republicans and now married female Republicans, increasingly sours voters against the media.

    In the 2016 election, I tracked the cleavage between live caller polls and what I called anonymous polls. The anonymous polls displayed relatively minor swings, while the live caller polls simply reflected the media agenda at various points in the campaign, that Trump was not electable.

    The problem is that libtards believed in the magic of the media polls and fell apart when a rabbit wasn’t pulled out of the hat on election night.

  821. Mr.Vito says:

    Expecting anyone on HHR to believe what Chuck Schumer says about Trump just because he said it is really bizarre.

    Acting as though Schumer is in any way responsible for the embassy move to Jerusalem after decades of inaction by Republicans and Democrats somehow manages to top that.

  822. NYCmike says:

    “It’s a good thing they didn’t do a joint press conference, or you would have opposed it?”

    -Why would I oppose it?

    I support the move.

    Why do you NOT support it?

    Are the Palestinians/Hamas/Iran honest partners for peace?

  823. CG says:

    The one point was that Chuck Schumer is not claiming to disagree with Trump on the Embassy or “hiding” his support of it.

    He is openly praising the policy and in effect Trump. Let’s just keep the facts straight.

  824. NYCmike says:

    And as for Political Dog, less time, along with their registration system, made it less of an importance to me.

    It is also tiring to deal with people who are always ascribing racism, sexism, any-ism as the reason for a problem.

    They all hate the power of big government in the hands of someone like Trump, yet they vote for MORE GOVERNMENT every single election.

  825. NYCmike says:

    “He is openly praising the policy and in effect Trump.”

    -Good.

  826. Mr.Vito says:

    No one has ever disputed that Schumer supports the policy… everyone knows it.

    Suggesting Schumer is correct to take the credit for pushing Trump to do it is asinine.

  827. CG says:

    850. Man up.

    Commenting there, once you sign up one time, is no different than commenting here, even if the format sucks. They all think you are yellow and I of course am spending my time fighting the enemies of Israel, and those who claim that any opposition to Obama is synonymous with racism alone, but whatever..

  828. CG says:

    I saw Trump as President be dismissive of the idea regarding the Embassy.

    I have no problem at all believing his old friend Chuck Schumer pushed him to do it, perhaps promising cooperation on other issues, etc.

    Trump isn’t exactly a person of deep convictions.

  829. NYCmike says:

    “They all think you are yellow”

    -Heh.

    🙂

    Get a grip, little man.

    And you, who thought Hillary would be better for Israel, and she is not a friend of Israel, need to evaluate your beliefs.

  830. Mr.Vito says:

    Bwcause all the other politicians had deep convictions when they said they would move the embassy and didn’t… Asinine

  831. NYCmike says:

    “Trump isn’t exactly a person of deep convictions.”

    -Exactly.

    This is in contrast with Hillary Clinton, who is just as bad as Obama, if not worse.

    Trump picked Pence, a conservative Republican, to be his running mate.

    “CG” picked Hillary as the lesser of 2 evils.

    Go figure.

  832. Mr.Vito says:

    It is 500 times more likely at least that Pence convinced Trump to do it.

  833. CG says:

    If I ever said Hillary would be “better for Israel” it was in comparison to Obama. It would be hard to be any worse.

  834. NYCmike says:

    “Bwcause all the other politicians had deep convictions when they said they would move the embassy and didn’t… Asinine”

    -Better point, Mr. Vito.

    When the Senate is 100 NYCmike’s, you will be my Chief of Staff.

  835. CG says:

    The lie, which is known by him to be a lie, continues to be stated by NYC is that I voted for Hillary Clinton.

    As long as he continues to say that, he has no right to complain about jason’s tactics.

  836. Mr.Vito says:

    Trump was supposed to start nuclear war which would definitely be bad for Israel according to the quote establishment

  837. CG says:

    I continue to maintain that Chuck and Nancy have influence over Trump and that he personally feels more comfortable with them than he does a Pence or McConnell.

    If the Democrats win Congress, Trump will do what he can to work more closely with them in order for him to claim “victory” regardless of what the issue is.

  838. Mr.Vito says:

    I continue to maintain that you say a lot of asinine things because you hate Trump

  839. CG says:

    Irrelevant to me, sir.

  840. Mr.Vito says:

    Congratulations…

  841. CG says:

    aka Mazel Tov

  842. NYCmike says:

    I did NOT say you voted for Hillary.

    You did NOT vote for Trump. There was only one other person who could win that election.

    And you stated several times that Hillary was the lesser of two evils, and that she would do the least long-term damage to the country, and to the Republican Party as well.

    You have shown time and time again that you are upset with Trump as President, with no regard for the actions that would have been taken if he had NOT won the election.

  843. NYCmike says:

    “If the Democrats win Congress, Trump will do what he can to work more closely with them in order for him to claim “victory” regardless of what the issue is.”

    -Senators like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Tom Cotton, David Perdue will gladly grind everything to a stop, if necessary, to keep that from happening. I am pretty sure Mike Pence would try to exert some influence as well.

    Will others, like McConnell, Graham, McCain, Murkowski, Collins, etc stick with their party, or give in to theoretical pressure from Trump and the media/Democrats?

  844. CG says:

    I’m far from the only one who posts here (as infrequently as I do because I am now a “troll”) who did not vote for Trump. But when you said I “chose” Hillary, that’s a complete distortion.

    I stand by everything I said. I am glad Hillary is not President. I will be glad when Trump is not President.

  845. CG says:

    They will? Are you sure?

    What if he Tweets about them? Remember, Ted Cruz has that secret about his dad and Lee Oswald!

  846. NYCmike says:

    Lee Oswald!

    Hope it stays cold, I don’t want you snowflakes to melt!

  847. CG says:

    NYC, is your boy Rand Paul wrong to oppose Gina Haspell?

    I happen to think he is.

  848. CG says:

    I love this concept that one day Ted Cruz might stop Trump from doing something or that Trump is going back off something because of Ted Cruz.

    Cruz allowed Trump to make him his b.tch. There’s nothing else that can be done to change that.

  849. DW says:

    In VA Beach yesterday at a busy intersection I saw a small crowd of about 20 young people holding all manner of Trump signs jumping up and down and waving to drivers passing by. I have lived here a long time and have only seen that sort of thing on election day and maybe the Saturday before election day.

  850. Mr.Vito says:

    Robinson Cano banned 80 games for testing positive for a banned substance.

  851. Mr.Vito says:

    *suspended…*banned

  852. CG says:

    875. pro or anti signs?

  853. DW says:

    Still waiting on new polls of key house races. We get one or two every once in a while, but I checked prior years and it seems we are a little behind in the number of polls. One would think that if a blue wave is coming, leftist pollsters would have the poll data to rub in our faces.

    PPP-D put out a few a couple of weeks ago, done for a leftist group, that actually were not that bad for the GOP.

  854. DW says:

    CG – Pro-Trump signs.

  855. NYCmike says:

    “Cruz allowed Trump to make him his b.tch. There’s nothing else that can be done to change that.”

    -If he made Cruz his b.tch, what was JEB!2016 made into?

  856. GPO says:

    I didn’t decide to vote for Trump until last minute. For 2020 I cant wait to vote for him. 2 more Circuit Court judges supposed to be confirmed today. The quality of his judicial nominees exceeded my hopes tenfold.

  857. CG says:

    Jeb’s Presidential campaign was not successful but managed to keep his principles intact. Good for him.

  858. NYCmike says:

    “Jeb’s Presidential campaign was not successful but managed to keep his principles intact.”

    -Are you in Jonestown?

  859. NYCmike says:

    “Good for him.”

    -Good for the rest of the country as well. Trump has exceeded my expectations. JEB!2016 would be writing books about what went wrong in the general election.

  860. CG says:

    “Are you in Jonestown?”

    The irony..

  861. NYCmike says:

    “The irony..”

    -YES.

    I would have thought you would have been in Jerusalem, but instead, you let Chuckie and Donnie ruin it for you!

  862. DW says:

    GPO says:
    May 15, 2018 at 3:41 pm
    I didn’t decide to vote for Trump until last minute.

    That was my experience. I literally put my thumb over Trump’s name and looked only at Pence as I marked my cardstock ballot. And then when it was over, I consoled myself that in the end the electoral college prevented me from contributing to Trump’s victory as all 13 electors from VA did not vote for Trump. So I did all I could to stop Hillary without actually doing anything to help Trump.

    But in 2020, so long as Trump keeps making good judicial picks and doesn’t do anything disqualifying, I will have no problem voting for him, even though he lacks personal integrity and morals.

  863. CG says:

    You seem oddly fixated with my religion at times.

    And of course you are lying once again if you suggest that I do not believe Jerusalem is the eternal, indivisible capital of the Jewish State of Israel or have opposed any effort to make that clear. One does not have to be a Jew to think that though.

  864. DW says:

    from RRH:

    “NY-21: Don Boyajian (D), the challenger who raised the most money to take on Rep. Elise Stefanik (R) is dropping out of the race for Congress and will instead run for state Assembly in NY-AD107.”

    I thought the blue wave had no boundaries?

  865. Michael says:

    This is my 11th election evahhhhhh woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  866. CG says:

    Did you let everyone at the polls know that as well Michael?

  867. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    This shocking quote came from the liberal Washington Post:

    “By Sean Sullivan and Seung Min Kim

    After months of confidence that public discontent with President Trump would lift Democrats back to power in Congress, some party leaders are fretting that their advantages in this year’s midterms are eroding amid a shifting political landscape.

    Driving their concerns are Trump’s approval rating, which has ticked upward in recent weeks, and high Republican turnout in some recent primaries, suggesting the GOP base remains energized. What’s more, Republicans stand to benefit politically from a thriving economy and are choosing formidable candidates to take on vulnerable Democratic senators.”

    Where is Robbie! He needs to counter this and proclaim the big blue wave is coming. Maybe he can quote a poll from Lord Whatshisname.

  868. mnw says:

    SDC

    We don’t need Robbie for that. The Wise Men at RRH have got it covered!

    Vastrightwingconspiracy posts (paraphrase) today, “While the special elections clearly show the DEMs will retake the House in 2018, party leaders are still anxious about 2020.”

  869. Michael says:

    Major storms are rolling through Pennsylvania. They will reach Bucks county, where a very tight special election is occurring in HD-178 (R-held D+1) at around 6:30. This could shake up turnout.

    Rain is one thing. Rain+40mph winds, hail, and severe weather is another matter.

  870. Michael says:

    893 yes and on facebook as well

  871. CG says:

    How about on your Instagram?

  872. Michael says:

    899 absolutely and twitter as well.

  873. Michael says:

    CM

  874. CG says:

    Michael must have a post in moderation since on his screen he is one number ahead, Uh-oh.

  875. Michael says:

    Whatever CG.

    Bitter did you vote yet?

  876. CG says:

    A beret-clad MD and the Black Panthers are preventing all Republicans in Radnor from entering the polling place.

  877. DW says:

    Here is one more attempt to get MD to come back. I wrote the following top ten list many years ago, I think it might have been 2010, and over the years MD would ask me to re-post it several times…here it is again, dedicated to the memory of the MD we knew here for so long:

    Top ten excuses Republicans give for voting for BlueFrauds:

    10. My grandpa used to vote for my BlueFraud’s grandpa.

    9. My BlueFraud and ONLY my BlueFraud is capable of saving our air base!

    8. My BlueFraud has nice eyes.

    7. I got a really nice letter once from my BlueFraud.

    6. My BlueFraud has been in office for 28 years, so he must be good!

    5. My BlueFraud is a fiscal hawk! So never mind that our country is being destroyed by Dem leadership, my BlueFraud will try to stop it.

    4. My BlueFraud used to go to my church.

    3. My BlueFraud has excellent constituent services.

    2. I have never heard of my BlueFraud’s challenger.

    1. What was the question?

  878. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    New California registration information has been released. Since 2014, California has added 1.2 million voters. The total is around 18.8 million voters. The percentage of Independents grew 4%; Democrats grew 1%; Republicans fell 3%.

    Also out, Survey USA poll about two San Diego County races. Despite George Soros financial support for the Democrat Genevieve Jones-Wright for District Attorney, the Republican Summer Stephan leads the race 35% to 22%. Summer leads among Republicans, Independents, whites and Asians. (In San Diego County whites and Asians vote about the same)

    For County Sheriff, Republican Bill Gore 38%, Democrat David Meyers 28%.

    The Republican party is collapsing in California; the ranks of independent voters has correspondingly grown.

  879. NYCmike says:

    Fixated on your religion?

    You are becoming as sensitive as Author became before he left.

    You need to toughen up, kid.

  880. Tina says:

    The penguin has turned against the commie.

    The commie is in trouble.

    Flynn told the FBI investigators that you wiretapped me and you have everything I said, super spook vs dummies.

  881. Tina says:

    Stefanik is tough, she got comedy to lie before congress.

    Had the rooster looking in envy.

  882. NYCmike says:

    “Stefanik is tough, she got comedy to lie before congress.”

    -Dang straight! NY, once again, leads the way!

  883. GF says:

    903 – The best MD line on people voting Dem was with regards to Philly suburban housewives;

    “Gosh, my dad was racist, so I *HAVE* to vote for Democrats, right?”

    Typifies many of the UMC white women I know, even those who are “educated” by the dint of having a four year degree from a second or third tier state school.

  884. Michael says:

    This storm is bad. I wonder how Bitter is faring in the storm.

  885. Bitterlaw says:

    I will be fine. Turnout is reported to be “ok.” I voted for Ellsworth doe 2 reasons. She does not want to do away with local property taxes for schools and she did not say that she will campaign with Trump as part of her pitch to voters. She won’t win the nomination anyway.

  886. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    906. “The penguin has turned against the commie.”

    Tina this sounds like some sort of code, like your communicating with a Russian bot or an extraterrestrial.

  887. Michael says:

    912 good reasons. I had the same sentiments.

    Question, what voter # were you? I was GOPer #19 at 9am this morning. I am just seeing if the other ward in Radnor may have a shot to flip with Morrissey

  888. Tina says:

    Sdc

    Clapper has turned against Brennan.

  889. Bitterlaw says:

    I was 233 but I think it was total and not by party. I am in the 7th. I know Dems in the 7th who voted for Hillary and hate Trump but will vote for Morrissey in the First.

  890. mnw says:

    SDC

    “The CA GOP is collapsing…”

    Ever see Invasion of the Body Snatchers?*

    They go to bed middle class GOP & wake up illegal alien DEMs. (The CA GOP is in diaspora mode because… California.)

    *the original, not the modern version with Donald Sutherland. Original needed no improvement.

  891. Bitterlaw says:

    Correction. The Dems are in the 1st and will vote in the 1st for the GOP candidate. They will vote Dem in all other races.

  892. jason says:

    I don’t vote in the PA primary so I shouldn’t complain about who wins.

    But Ellsworth is a flaming dingbat.

  893. Michael says:

    918 sounds to me that the GOP has a shot of taking the Radnor township board of commissioners (which won’t be publicized on any major news site because the idea Republicans winning anything is absurd)

  894. jason says:

    Jeb’s Presidential campaign was not successful but managed to keep his principles intact. Good for him.”

    Which principle was that? He seemed to have at least 2 for every issue.

    Well maybe not immigration, I think he had about 5 for that.

    His flip flops on the Iraq war were epic.

    He should have kept his principles intact by not running for President. Then he wouldn’t have been forced to sell out on a lot of them.

    He wouldn’t have had to go from being a conservative to “respecting” conservatives.

  895. jason says:

    I am sorry if I can’t let CG get away with what, the last gasp, the last tiny shred of a defense of Jeb’s monumentally inept, disastrous and ridiculous campaign.

    The “kept his principles” is a crock.

  896. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    916. Although the Republicans are imploding, it is interesting to see that decline to state registration has increased a lot. Since California now has a “jungle primary” independent voices have more influence. Believe the major challenge to the Democrats in California will come from an independent movement, and not the weakening Republican Party.

  897. Michael says:

    A double rainbow is over Delco. The Republicans might be lucky tonight and not nominate bad candidates and win in the special elections.

  898. NYCmike says:

    Does that mean all straights are gay, and all gays are straight? For a night?

  899. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – I hardly researched any of their positions. She probably is a flaming dingbat. I am an elitist when it comes to schools. The other 2 wanted to weaken my district to send money to other districts. If I wanted to support Jul’s school district, I would move there.

    Mango and Wagner got into fights over who is more pro-life and more pro-Trump. I do not see those as winning issues in the GE. However, I will vote for whomever wins the nomination without hesitation.

  900. jason says:

    However, to be fair to CG, the accusation he voted for Hillary is not a fair one. He repeatedly stated he would not vote for her and I have no reason to doubt that.

    He did make a lot of ridiculous claims about Hillary here, chief among them the idea she was a “compromiser”. Hillary is a doctrinaire radical leftist and has never given ANY indication of the contrary. Her campaign was way to the left of even Obama’s campaigns. Of course, the claim she was a “lesser of two evils” had no basis in fact either.

    But vote for her? Nothing in any post he wrote suggests that.

  901. NYCmike says:

    From Instapundit:

    “DOES STEVE SCHMIDT REMEMBER WHO HE WORKED FOR IN 2008?

    ? Shot: Steve Schmidt: Trump Has “Blood On His Hands” For Jerusalem Embassy, Trying To Stave Off Midterm Loss.

    —Real Clear Politics, today.

    ? Chaser: McCain will move US embassy to Jerusalem.

    —Israel Today, July 28, 2008.”

  902. NYCmike says:

    “CG”-approved.

  903. Michael says:

    925 no.

  904. NYCmike says:

    Also from Instapundit (the writer must know “CG”):

    TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME, JOHN BRENNAN EDITION: Have you ever see an ex-CIA director attack the United States and its allies, and express sympathy with America’s enemies? Well, you have now.

    I’ve never been a Trump fan, but I try to judge his policies based on whether I think they are good or bad policies, not whether I’m a Trump partisan. And I acknowledge that overall his policies have been far better than what I expected in most areas. But there is a whole coterie of people out there who will take the opposite position of Trump just because its Trump. People who, for example, were in favor of moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem when Rubio promised to do it, but suddenly turned against it when Trump moved it, or who suddenly changed their position on the Iran deal when Trump chose to end it. Brennan is just an example of a troubling phenomenon where people are saying and doing things they would never otherwise, simply to oppose Trump.
    266
    Posted at 4:08 pm by David Bernstein

  905. jason says:

    Frankly, I don’t see why saying you will campaign for Trump is a disqualifying statement for Governor considering you voted for him.

    You want them to say they will not campaign for the guy who won the state for Rs for the first time in decades?

  906. Phil says:

    Collapse of the Republican Party in California?

    LOL

    There was a Republican Party in California to begin with? News to me.
    California is nothing but a mixture of white leftists, illegal aliens (many who vote), Raza Unida legal Hispanics, and clueless mind numbed millennials. They have a growing number of Asians as well, but, unfortunately, they too are trending left.

    That’s why when I see a national poll showing a Republican nominee trailing a Democrat nationally by three points or less I don’t worry about it. In fact, it’s good news because it includes about a four and a half million vote deficit in California – a state that is gone anyway.

    Boy is it gone. Further left every day (if that is possible).

  907. Bitterlaw says:

    I would prefer that Trump not be 50% of their platform. I would prefer that beating Wolf be 100% of their platform.

    It doesn’t matter. I will vote for the nominee. I think Wolf will win regardless of the opposition. It does not make me happy.

  908. Bitterlaw says:

    They did not say they will campaign for Trump in 2020. They want him to campaign with them. Like I said, the main issue was property taxes.

    I voted for Trump and hate him. You did note for Trump but do not hate him. We are complex. Still A-holes run deep.

  909. jason says:

    Trump is 50% of their platforms? I haven’t been following it, so I take your word for it.

    However, I think it would be a mistake someone trying to win the GOP primary to run away from Trump, given what happened in 2016, you don’t agree?

  910. Bitterlaw says:

    How about not mentioning him at all? Don’t run towards or away from him? Talk about their own ideas until the Dems bring him up.

  911. Bitterlaw says:

    In 2016, for the first time in my life, I voted for a person I hated. In 2020, I will vote for the same person I hated. He gets my vote. Don’t demand that I like him, too.

  912. jason says:

    How about not mentioning him at all?”

    Sorry, that would be really stupid. He is the President and he is popular among the primary voters you are trying to attract.

    It seems like aligning themselves with Trump is the savvy political thing to do.

    In essence you voted for a deadender to send a message to the more viable candidates in the GE that they shouldn’t be supporting Trump. I don’t know if Wagner, who appears to be the winner, can beat Wolf, I am pessimistic like you are. But I guarantee he won’t beat Wolf if he runs away from
    Trump.

    I really don’t get your strategy here.

  913. NYCmike says:

    “I really don’t get your strategy here.”

    -A-Holes at odds……

  914. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – I have no idea if Ellsworth is a deadender. I know she will not support the type of school funding plan that Jul used to support. Aside from that issue, the 3 were pretty similar.

  915. NYCmike says:

    “Jason – I have no idea if Ellsworth is a deadender.”

    -We have reached “peak deadenderism”…….when we KNOW there is one out there…….but we don’t KNOW which one………

  916. Bitterlaw says:

    Uh oh. I never even heard of Ellsworth until yesterday’s. She has 19%. I thought she might get 5% and Wagner would win easily. Instead, the 2 guys are almost equal.

  917. jason says:

    Ellsworth is a deadender. No chance to win either the primary or the GE.

    You admitted yourself she could not win the nomination.

    It might be because she supports the school funding plan every Democrat in the state supports. Soak the property owners, they are all rich.

    But anyway, like I said, I no longer have a stake in primary elections. Was just baffled why anyone would think aligning themselves with Trump in a state that went for him both in the 2016 primary and the GE is such a bad thing.

  918. jason says:

    They are almost equal because Mango has a big lead in Allegheny. When the other counties come in his lead will dissipate. And while 19% is respectable, it’s not even close to being viable.

  919. NYCmike says:

    https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2018/05/15/impossible-cnn-gets-epically-busted-for-their-bullsht-unarmed-protesters-narrative-video/

    -I don’t know……is it wrong to call these individuals “savages”? How else would you describe this behavior?

  920. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – You forget that I chose to live in a wealthy town because of the schools. You are wrong about one thing – Dems hate funding schools with property taxes because towns like mine can afford better schools. They want higher income taxes instead to punish my towns and draw our standards down.

  921. jason says:

    And btw, I don’t disagree that in the GE if Wagner pretends he is Trump’s errand boy it won’t be a good strategy. However, he won’t get to the GE if he doesn’t win the primary and he won’t win the primary if he runs away from Trump.

  922. NYCmike says:

    I love Mango!

  923. jason says:

    Huh, Bitter, show me where the Dems advocate lowering property taxes. They want higher property taxes AND income taxes.

  924. Bitterlaw says:

    I did not vote to send a message. I just did not want to vote to embrace their message on school funding.

    I am an elitist. I care about my district. I have no interest in paying for others.
    I

  925. jason says:

    Allegheny is 77% in. Once it dries up Mango will wither away.

  926. jason says:

    Ok Bitter, fair enough.

    But let me know when the Dems start lowering property taxes, I might vote for them.

  927. NYCmike says:

    You have to eat the Mango before it dries out.

  928. mnw says:

    NYC 945

    It isn’t that CNN is especially bad on the “peaceful protest.” See Hannity tonight? ALL THE MSM covered the embassy story the same way that CNN did, judging from the clips I saw.

  929. Bitterlaw says:

    The only tax I don’t mind paying is the school tax. I can actually see the results (Radnor high school is #3 in the state – Suck it, Conestoga and Lower Merion).

  930. Bitterlaw says:

    Good. Wagner wins the primary. He was my first choice until I heard about Ellsworth yesterday. I still think eliminating property taxes is absurd and damage my school district but I wii vote for him in November.

  931. Michael says:

    GOP is WINNING in PA.

    Honestly Bitter I am seeing the GOP vote totals vs. the Dems in Radnor right now. I wouldn’t be surprised if the DelcoGOP machine manages to help get the win in Radnor tonight.

  932. Tina says:

    Schmidt is like the socialist son, voted for Hillary.

    Did he forget, bomb bomb Iran, when McCain had his tongue sticking out..

  933. Tina says:

    Regarding Hamas, hey apparently lost 24 commanders, clearly, targeted to be taken out.

  934. Tina says:

    Tucker Carson hinted that Mulehead gave comedy immunity,

    If true, this investigation will just implode from within,

  935. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    You have a candidate named Mango in Pennsylvania. Are you sure that is not a secret name for Robbie from Bogo Pogo? He can be very sneaky you know.

  936. Michael says:

    Dems managed to take the D+1 state house seat by 96 votes. Oddly the GOP managed to give our candidate more votes in the regular primary than the democrat than in the special election.

  937. jason says:

    Like I said, Mango was low hanging fruit…..

  938. jason says:

    Mango’s slogan was “ready to serve”.

    If you are applying for a job as a waiter, ok.

    Governor, no.

  939. jason says:

    Looking through the vote totals for the congressional districts… R vote is pretty steady.

    Vote totals on the Dem and ER side also fairly close for Lt Governor.

    Not scary numbers for the GOP overall.

  940. jason says:

    No honor among thieves…

    “Journalists from across the ideological spectrum drew their knives Monday over Michael Avenatti. The attorney representing Stormy Daniels in her legal fight with Donald Trump received backlash after threatening to sue the Daily Caller for critical coverage of him.

    “Let me be clear. If you and your colleagues do not stop with the hit pieces that are full of lies and defamatory statements, I will have no choice but to sue each of you and your publication for defamation,” said Avenatti in a Monday email that was addressed to Caller reporter Peter Hasson.”

  941. jason says:

    Yeah the vote total for Lt Gov is about 750k Dem to 670k R.

    But Dems have a big registration advantage and people like me didn’t vote in the primary.

  942. Cash Cow TM says:

    DRUDGE

    “Cows test tracking tech of future…”
    *********************************************
    Walt is glad I now have a real job!

  943. MichiganGuy says:

    Democrats lose an opportunity to take a swing district (NE#2) The dems chose a liberal dingbat instead of the more moderate candidate.
    .
    Aaron Booth:
    .
    #NE02 probably moves from Lean-D to Lean-R.
    .
    https://twitter.com/ActorAaronBooth/status/996598028038492160

  944. MichiganGuy says:

    Looks like Gina Haspel will be the next CIA Director.
    .
    DEMOCRATS VOTING YES OR LIKELY VOTING YES
    ***Sen. Joe Manchin (West Virginia)
    Sen. Joe Donnelly (Indiana)
    *** Sen. Mark Warner (Virginia)
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota)
    Sen. Bill Nelson (Florida)
    .
    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/09/politics/whip-list-senators-gina-haspel-cia-director/index.html

  945. NYCmike says:

    Ha-ha!

    Good ol’ Aaron Booth!!

  946. MichiganGuy says:

    Wow…Manhattan DA Cy Vance announces that his office will decline to prosecute marijuana possession and smoking cases effective August 1.
    .
    https://twitter.com/MikeDelMoro/status/996478272480382976
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    NYCmike heads to Manhattan with a big smile on his face.

  947. MichiganGuy says:

    New Evidence Shows Russia Played a Role in Plane Crash That Killed Poland’s Top Brass
    .
    http://observer.com/2018/05/evidence-shows-russia-had-role-in-smolensk-crash-killed-kaczynski/

  948. Bitterlaw says:

    In Bucks County, PA the incumbent Republican Congressman defeated a primary challenger whose platform was to support Trump and defeat the Establishment. The Establishment won and the GOP has a better chance of holding the seat.

  949. Tina says:

    Tucker Carlson
    Tucker Carlson
    @TuckerCarlson
    This week marks the 1 yr anniv of the Mueller probe. Costing millions & our political system has been brought to a virtual standstill. The public is recognizing the investigation for what it is: A political witch hunt created by an elite cabal frantic to keep its hold on power.
    5:19 PM · May 14, 2018

    $20 million paid to Fuhrer Mulehead and his angry Drats.

  950. Bitterlaw says:

    In my district, 2 women are on the GE ballot. Flaming lib vs. daughter of Korean immigrants. It will be interesting to see how the Dem will try to define her opponent as an anti-woman racist who hates immigrants.

  951. Tina says:

    Cn and n needs amnotti on more.

    20 percent rating decline during this freak show.

  952. MichiganGuy says:

    Rare pickup opportunity for the Republicans in Congressional District 14.
    .
    Republican Primary had 41,979 votes
    Democrats Primary had 41,254 votes
    .
    This was Rep.Mike Doyle (D) seat. Rep. Doyle will now be in Congressional District 18. Now that Connor Lamb is running for District 17. I’m so confused. LOL

  953. MichiganGuy says:

    Obviously, the above post is about Pennsylvania.

  954. mnw says:

    Sabato has moved NE-02 from tossup to Leans R this morning.

  955. MichiganGuy says:

    Georgia governor:
    .
    Cagle (R) 46%
    Abrams (D) 41%
    .
    Cagle (R) 45%
    Evans (D) 41%
    .
    Republican Primary:
    .
    Lt. Governor Casey Cagle (R) 35%
    Sec. of State Brian Kemp (R) 17%
    Hill (R) 10%
    .
    Democratic Primary:
    .
    Former State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D) 43%
    Former State Rep. Stacey Evans (D) 24%
    .
    SurveyUSA Poll
    .
    http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=5471021a-cfef-4489-8976-3022b595a6f4

  956. Michael says:

    PA-01 (former 8th)
    Fitzpatrick (R-inc) 48%
    Wallace (D) 46%

    DCCC internal from RRH site

  957. MichiganGuy says:

    Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District
    .
    Rep.Fitzpatrick (R) 48%
    Wallace (D) 46%
    .
    DCCC Targeting and Analytics Poll
    .
    https://dccc.org/polling-memo-brian-fitzpatrick-tough-reelection-2018/

  958. MichiganGuy says:

    Good job Michael. Next time put a link to the poll.

  959. Chicon says:

    Which districts should I pay attention to in PA, given the redistricting?

  960. GPO says:

    mnw says:

    May 16, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Sabato has moved NE-02 from tossup to Leans R this morning.

    Excellent!

  961. jason says:

    “In Bucks County, PA the incumbent Republican Congressman defeated a primary challenger whose platform was to support Trump and defeat the Establishment. The Establishment won and the GOP has a better chance of holding the seat. thought Trump WAS the GOP establishment now.”

    I thought Trump WAS the establishment now.

  962. MichiganGuy says:

    “PA CD-4: Ex-Cong Joe Hoeffel (D) was unsuccessful in his comeback attempt, finishing 61 points behind St Rep Madeleine Dean (D) in the open seat contest. She is a heavy favorite to win in Nov over investment exec Dan David (R).”
    .
    https://twitter.com/Politics1com/status/996707546621767683
    ———————————————————————————————————-
    That’s embarrassing.

  963. mnw says:

    RAS

    48-50 Trump JA

    generic = DEM +5; (45-40)

    The generic is same as last month. RAS sez Mueller is driving GOP enthusiasm up.

  964. Chicon says:

    Did the Blue Wave take a hit yesterday, or is it still building?

  965. NYCmike says:

    “I thought Trump WAS the establishment now.”

    Heh. Well done, A-Hole!

  966. mnw says:

    Chicon 992

    I was hoping u knew. I don’t.

    I know the Cards are close to shakeup mode because their hitting is so woeful.

  967. Chicon says:

    Mnw, it seems the wave is a ripple at the moment. Plenty of time for things to change, though. Agree that turnout may be driven by Mueller.

    Lot of mediocrity in the NL Central right now.

  968. Mr.Vito says:

    Mediocrity?

    Four of five teams are on pace for 92 wins…

    And all five are .500+ in their last 10…

  969. MichiganGuy says:

    CMXCVII

  970. MichiganGuy says:

    CMXCVIII

  971. MichiganGuy says:

    CMXCIX

  972. MichiganGuy says:

    M

  973. Mr.Vito says:

    Now you CM.

    Now you don’t.

  974. Phil says:

    I try not to pay attention to Pennsylvania politics – too depressing these days. The loons on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court really did a number on us. Unbelievable. Democrats tried that crap here in Texas and got nowhere. Of course, we haven’t put a leftist on our highest court in close to 30 yrs. Elections have consequences.

  975. Chicon says:

    Vito, quit getting in the way of an emotional rant! Good point.

  976. NYCmike says:

    https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/05/16/what-dem-senate-candidate-ponders-pointlessness-of-american-revolution-because-trump/

    -Dubya had this guy in his administration…….Wes may be on to something regarding him.

  977. NYCmike says:

    http://www.tmz.com/photos/2018/04/05/kate-upton-lingerie-modeling-photos/images/2018/04/05/kate-upton-lingerie-modeling-photos-01-jpg

    -Let’s make sure Bitterlaw doesn’t get negatively affected by all of this weather we are having!

  978. Waingro says:

    RCP generic ballot average now down to D+ 4.7. There is no way the Dems take the House in November if that is the popular vote.

  979. Michael says:

    CNN is falsely reporting that the Dems picked up a state house seat and the GOP “held” two. Nope the PA GOP picked up a state house seat.

  980. NYCmike says:

    Michael,

    The appropriate response is “FAKE NEWS!”.

  981. DW says:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-dixon-school-shooting-20180516-story.html

    I wonder what stopped the shooter? I sure wasn’t the sight of law and order rising up from the gravy and mashed potatoes! [a line from the great Western, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance]

  982. DW says:

    Warren Questions Electoral College: Not A “Healthy Democracy” If Person With Most Votes Loses

    This clown doesn’t realize that we are a representative Republic.

  983. NYCmike says:

    Would “CG” abstain from voting if it were Trump vs. Warren?

  984. Chicon says:

    1009 – I wonder how much play that shooting will get on the news tonight? Robbie will never hear about it….

  985. Mr.Vito says:

    I think most of the MSM has demonstrated its jew hatred in its coverage of the embassy opening.

  986. Wes says:

    Republicans actually overperfotmed their registration in yesterday’s PA primaries. Dems have a comfortable registration edge there and have been energized because of Trump.

    Yesterday’s Keystone State results are not a sign of a Dem wave.

  987. Chicon says:

    Well, last night must’ve been decent for the GOP, given Robbie’s absence…

  988. DW says:

    Here is the updated House Dashboard after yesterday’s primaries.

    Paladin – 2018 House Dashboard
    ———————————————————–
    C Dist | Cnt | Cook | Gonz. | Saba.| CNN | RCP | Avg Score
    ———————————————————–
    CA_22 | 148 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    CO_03 | 149 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    NY_23 | 150 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    OK_05 | 151 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    SC_01 | 152 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    WA_03 | 153 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    IN_09 | 154 | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.6
    FL_06* | 155 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    FL_25 | 156 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    MO_02 | 157 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    NC_08 | 158 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_07 | 159 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_10 | 160 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_15 | 161 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    PA_14* | 162 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    PA_16 | 163 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    SC_05 | 164 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    WI_07 | 165 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    IN_02 | 166 | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_06 | 167 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_08 | 168 | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.8
    CA_04 | 169 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    FL_15* | 170 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    MI_01 | 171 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    NC_02 | 172 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    OH_14 | 173 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    WV_03* | 174 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    CA_50 | 175 | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.4
    GA_07 | 176 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    MI_06 | 177 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 4.4
    TX_21* | 178 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    WI_06 | 179 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    FL_16 | 180 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 4
    FL_18 | 181 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    IL_13 | 182 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    MI_07 | 183 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    NJ_03 | 184 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4
    NY_24 | 185 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.6
    VA_05 | 186 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 3.6
    AR_02 | 187 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 3.6
    CA_21 | 188 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | 3.6
    IL_14 | 189 | Lk R | Sf R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.6
    NY_01 | 190 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | 3.2
    MT_01 | 191 | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.2
    PA_10 | 192 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Toss | 3.2
    NC_13 | 193 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    NM_02* | 194 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    OH_01 | 195 | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    WA_05 | 196 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    GA_06 | 197 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Toss | 2.4
    IA_03 | 198 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    ME_02 | 199 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    NY_11 | 200 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    VA_02 | 201 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    VA_07 | 202 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    KY_06 | 203 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    MI_08 | 204 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Lk R | 2
    TX_32 | 205 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 2
    OH_12* | 206 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 1.8
    CA_45 | 207 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    KS_03 | 208 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    UT_04 | 209 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    NC_09* | 210 | Ln R | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Lk R | 1.4
    KS_02* | 211 | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    WI_01* | 212 | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    IL_06 | 213 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
    TX_07 | 214 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
    CA_10 | 215 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 0.6
    NJ_07 | 216 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Toss | Toss | 0.6
    MN_03 | 217 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    —-Democrats need ALL the below for control—-
    IL_12 | 218 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    TX_23 | 217 | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    CA_25 | 216 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    CA_48 | 215 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    CO-06 | 214 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    IA_01 | 213 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NE_02 | 212 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NY_19 | 211 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NY_22 | 210 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    PA_01 | 209 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    PA_17 | 208 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_01* | 207 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_02 | 206 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_08* | 205 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    WA_08* | 204 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    FL_26 | 203 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Ln D | -0.2
    MI_11* | 202 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Toss | -0.4
    VA_10 | 201 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | -0.4
    NJ_11* | 200 | Toss | Tlt D | Toss | Toss | Ln D | -0.6
    CA_39* | 199 | Ln D | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | -1.2
    NH_01* | 198 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    NV_03* | 197 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    PA_07* | 196 | Ln D | Tlt D | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | -1.4
    CA_49* | 195 | Ln D | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.6
    AZ_02* | 194 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    NJ_02* | 193 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    FL_27* | 192 | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2
    AZ_01 | 191 | Ln D | Tlt D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.2
    NV_04* | 190 | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.8
    NJ_05 | 189 | Lk D | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.2
    FL_07 | 188 | Lk D | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.2
    CA_07 | 187 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.6
    MN_07 | 186 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    PA_06* | 185 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    PA_08 | 184 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    AZ_09* | 183 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    FL_13 | 182 | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    PA_05* | 181 | Lk D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    NH_02 | 180 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    WI_03 | 179 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    CA_24 | 178 | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.2
    CT_05* | 177 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | -5.2
    IA_02 | 176 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.6
    NY_18 | 175 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.6

    *indicates open seat

  989. Wes says:

    You should have seen MD on here in 2014 and 2016, Chicon.

    Everything in 2014 was indicative of how well the Dems would do because “the past is not prologue!.”

    Everyyhing in 2014 indicated Hillary would win in a landslide because apparently the entire universe loathes Donald Trump as much as MD.

  990. Wes says:

    Dems have an approximately 800,000-vote lead in PA registration of a little over 4 million to about 3.2 million for the GOP.

    For Dems to have only an 80,000-vote lead on Primary Day given their hefty registration advantage is not a sign of a wave for them given their enthusiasm against Trump.

    We saw the same yhing last week in WV where Dems grossly underperformed their registration advantage despite being energized against the Donald.

  991. Wes says:

    Thing*

  992. Wes says:

    In a rare moment of optimism, RRH indicates Dems may not have picked yhe best candidates to ride the Dem wave in yesterday’s PA primaries.

  993. NYCmike says:

    Wes,

    jason alluded to that last night, since he is a registered independent.

  994. Wes says:

    NE-2–the most liberal district in the Cornhusker State–now likely stays in GOP hands as former Rep. Brad Ashford lost his comeback bid in the primary.

    Scratch one seat Dems were anticipating recapturing off their path to 218.

  995. Wes says:

    RCP Generic Ballot:

    +D 4.7.

    G

    O

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    N

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    D

    O

    W

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  996. NYCmike says:

    https://politicaldog101.com/2018/05/heres-the-trump-mouthpiece-sanders-trying-to-play-off-her-boss-getting-screwed-by-the-north-koreans/

    “CG”,

    Trump is trying to make a peace deal with No Korea.

    I NEVER spoke badly about Bubba Clinton trying to make peace, but I did criticize him for HOW he wanted to make peace.

    This is another example of why that other site is useless.

    Why should I waste time with people who are ridiculing OUR President and his administration, as opposed to showing disdain for the NoKo regime?

  997. Wes says:

    At this point, I say the most likely scenario is D +3 in November with Dems picking up 5-15 seats and failing to recapture a House majority while Republicans go +3-5 in the Senate.

  998. NYCmike says:

    **Trigger warning**

    “G

    O

    I

    N

    G

    D

    O

    W

    N”

    -Like a masseuse?

  999. DW says:

    my apologies, I thought I saved after updating Sabato’s change on NE_02, but the old ranking was still in there when I pasted above. Here it is again showing NE_02 now above the line. Again the score is simply numeric average of rankings so they are easy to sort.

    Paladin – 2018 House Dashboard
    ———————————————————–
    C Dist | Cnt | Cook | Gonz. | Saba.| CNN | RCP | Avg Score
    ———————————————————–
    CA_22 | 148 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    CO_03 | 149 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    NY_23 | 150 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    OK_05 | 151 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    SC_01 | 152 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    WA_03 | 153 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    IN_09 | 154 | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.6
    FL_06* | 155 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    FL_25 | 156 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    MO_02 | 157 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    NC_08 | 158 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_07 | 159 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_10 | 160 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_15 | 161 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    PA_14* | 162 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    PA_16 | 163 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    SC_05 | 164 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    WI_07 | 165 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    IN_02 | 166 | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_06 | 167 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_08 | 168 | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.8
    CA_04 | 169 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    FL_15* | 170 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    MI_01 | 171 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    NC_02 | 172 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    OH_14 | 173 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    WV_03* | 174 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    CA_50 | 175 | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.4
    GA_07 | 176 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    MI_06 | 177 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 4.4
    TX_21* | 178 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    WI_06 | 179 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    FL_16 | 180 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 4
    FL_18 | 181 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    IL_13 | 182 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    MI_07 | 183 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    NJ_03 | 184 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4
    NY_24 | 185 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.6
    VA_05 | 186 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 3.6
    AR_02 | 187 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 3.6
    CA_21 | 188 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | 3.6
    IL_14 | 189 | Lk R | Sf R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.6
    NY_01 | 190 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | 3.2
    MT_01 | 191 | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.2
    PA_10 | 192 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Toss | 3.2
    NC_13 | 193 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    NM_02* | 194 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    OH_01 | 195 | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    WA_05 | 196 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    GA_06 | 197 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Toss | 2.4
    IA_03 | 198 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    ME_02 | 199 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    NY_11 | 200 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    VA_02 | 201 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    VA_07 | 202 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    KY_06 | 203 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    MI_08 | 204 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Lk R | 2
    TX_32 | 205 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 2
    OH_12* | 206 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 1.8
    CA_45 | 207 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    KS_03 | 208 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    UT_04 | 209 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    NC_09* | 210 | Ln R | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Lk R | 1.4
    KS_02* | 211 | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    WI_01* | 212 | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    IL_06 | 213 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
    TX_07 | 214 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
    CA_10 | 215 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 0.6
    NJ_07 | 216 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Toss | Toss | 0.6
    NE_02 | 217 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Toss | Toss | 0.6
    —-Democrats need ALL the below for control—-
    IL_12 | 218 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    TX_23 | 217 | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    MN_03 | 216 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    CA_25 | 215 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    CA_48 | 214 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    CO-06 | 213 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    IA_01 | 212 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NY_19 | 211 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NY_22 | 210 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    PA_01 | 209 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    PA_17 | 208 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_01* | 207 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_02 | 206 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_08* | 205 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    WA_08* | 204 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    FL_26 | 203 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Ln D | -0.2
    MI_11* | 202 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Toss | -0.4
    VA_10 | 201 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | -0.4
    NJ_11* | 200 | Toss | Tlt D | Toss | Toss | Ln D | -0.6
    CA_39* | 199 | Ln D | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | -1.2
    NH_01* | 198 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    NV_03* | 197 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    PA_07* | 196 | Ln D | Tlt D | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | -1.4
    CA_49* | 195 | Ln D | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.6
    AZ_02* | 194 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    NJ_02* | 193 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    FL_27* | 192 | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2
    AZ_01 | 191 | Ln D | Tlt D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.2
    NV_04* | 190 | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.8
    NJ_05 | 189 | Lk D | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.2
    FL_07 | 188 | Lk D | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.2
    CA_07 | 187 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.6
    MN_07 | 186 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    PA_06* | 185 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    PA_08 | 184 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    AZ_09* | 183 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    FL_13 | 182 | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    PA_05* | 181 | Lk D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    NH_02 | 180 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    WI_03 | 179 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    CA_24 | 178 | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.2
    CT_05* | 177 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | -5.2
    IA_02 | 176 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.6
    NY_18 | 175 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.6

    *indicates open seat

  1000. Wes says:

    By the way, Rick Scott–MD’s personal bete noire in Florida–is already making overtures to Latinos and defining Nelson as a party-line hack.

    For his part, Nelson is sending out mailers tying Scott to…Donald Trump.

    One of these candidates is running an aggressive campaign for a coveted Senate seat. The other is literally mailing it in.

  1001. DW says:

    Sorry if the House dashboard seems too long…blame the Dem cheerleaders Cook and Sabato for saying so many of those seats are Likely R instead of Safe R.

  1002. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Comey may have inadvertently helped Trump in the 2016 election; Mueller may help the Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections. Washington bureaucrats are sure a bunch of nitwits.

  1003. CG says:

    NYC, then either man up and tell them why they are wrong, or stay here in your echo chamber. The lefties there sure would not like it over here either.

    I think the only reason you know about my participation on that site, was because you would ludicrously reference me on here on multiple occasions as being some sort of pro-Democrat leftist and you can clearly see from my disagreements with them that is not the case (and conversely if they see my participation here, they would know I am not a closet Trump supporter.)

  1004. Messy57 says:

    1033. What do you mean “may?” If it wasn’t for Comey, Hillary would have won in a landslide. That hurt her far more than Russian collusion.

  1005. CG says:

    Can I cut and paste your NorKo comments over there with attribution?

  1006. CG says:

    If Hillary would have been indicted, the Democrats could have replaced her and beaten Trump in a landslide. They know as much but don’t want to admit it.

  1007. NYCmike says:

    “The lefties there sure would not like it over here either.”

    -It is not a case of liking it or not.

    There are a couple of people who make some real arguments. The rest of the arguments are racism, sexism, blah, blah, blah.

    It is a YUGE waste of time trying to argue with such people, especially when there is NOT a personal acquaintance which would temper certain vocabulary that would lead to physical altercation, if spoken person to person.

    Have fun bashing Trump with them. I’ll pass.

  1008. NYCmike says:

    Copy and paste it, sure.

  1009. CG says:

    1038. The arguments here are not much better.

    Pretty much you guys just rely on “Jeb Bush” as a retort to anything.

  1010. NYCmike says:

    Heh!

    Wes,

    I just looked out our office door at work and my older brother’s friend was leaving, while giving me the finger (I yelled out something about the NY Rangers at him)!

    He must have been channeling you!

  1011. NYCmike says:

    “Pretty much you guys just rely on “Jeb Bush” as a retort to anything.”

    -This would be another reason to avoid that place.

    The only “Republican” over there is more deranged than the Democrats.

  1012. CG says:

    Yes, the point is clear that “Donald Trump populists” think that “Jeb Bush conservatives” are worse for America than “Hillary Clinton/Bernie Sanders liberals.”

  1013. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Here is what happens at a school when a competent armed person present:

    “From the angle I’m looking at right now, a lot of things went right when a great many of them could have gone wrong,” Dixon Mayor Li Arellano Jr. said at a news conference Wednesday.

    Authorities first got reports of an armed man on campus just after 8 a.m., police Chief Steve Howell said. The gunman, whose name was not released, was confronted by a school resource officer after he fired several shots near the west gym, Howell said.

    The gunman ran when he saw the officer, who chased after him.

    Howell said the suspect fired several shots at the officer as he tried to get away, but the officer was not injured. The officer returned fire, striking the gunman, according to authorities.

    The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment of his wound, which did not appear to be life-threatening, Howell said. The officer, who was not identified, was placed on paid administrative leave as is standard in similar cases, according to the chief.

    No other injuries were reported.”

  1014. CG says:

    Do you all know whom the most famous Alum of Dixon High School is?

  1015. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1044. Just remember: “When seconds count, the police are minutes away.” And in Florida, when they arrive, they may stay outside until the shooting ends.

  1016. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1045. Did he run for governor of a state?

  1017. CG says:

    Yes, he did.

    Is this 20 questions?

  1018. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Did he run for governor of a very big state, with ocean frontage?

  1019. CG says:

    John Cox is not the correct answer.

  1020. CG says:

    Long before he ever saw an ocean, he saved 77 people in Dixon from drowning in the Rock River.

  1021. mnw says:

    DW

    I see IL-12 is now “below the line,” i.e., a seat that DEMs must win to take the House. I don’t see it. Not impossible.

    There’s a 2-term GOP incumbent there (Bost) who is scandal free, & nobody hates him personally. The putative DEM nominee is an elected county prosecutor who is also a Navy veteran. I just don’t see people throwing Bost out without some additional factor that isn’t there yet. (Maybe Gov. Rauner losing in a landslide could be such a factor.)

    RAS

    This morning I posted that RAS had the generic at D+5. It’s D+6. I THINK he changed it for some reason.

  1022. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Maybe another hint will help. What was his wife’s name, Mary, Betsy, Nancy?

  1023. Chicon says:

    1018 – hello, Wes. I do remember MD’s past is not prologue material.

  1024. CG says:

    Oh, plenty of people hate Bost personally. That’s part of his appeal and he welcomes it. He’s a total hothead. It helped him get elected.

  1025. CG says:

    Many years ago, Bost shot and killed his neighbor’s dog. Not that the dog didn’t deserve it.

  1026. NYCmike says:

    Bost likes to Boast
    Trump likes tramps

  1027. CG says:

    The filter is not letting me post a YouTube link to a classic Bost rant that helped him get elected. People can Google it I guess.

  1028. Mr.Vito says:

    “For his part, Nelson is sending out mailers tying Scott to…Donald Trump.”

    So he’s helping Scott?

  1029. Mr.Vito says:

    “…stay here in your echo chamber. ”

    Yeah Mike… stay here in your comfort zone where you are beloved by all and everyone agrees with you.

    *snicker*

  1030. Bitterlaw says:

    Wes – What do mean when you say that Republicans outperformed their registration in PA? We have closed primaries.

  1031. DW says:

    1053 – good point about Bost. Of course the GOP could lose a different seat currently “above the line” while winning IL_12, but the point of the line is to show how Dems have to run the table on all the seats that tilt their way, all the pure tossups, and eat into the weakest of the Lean R seats. Not impossible, but it would take some sort of sizeable wave to do it. Given the current avg on the generic ballot, I like the GOP chances to hold.

  1032. mnw says:

    I’m just not going to engage an idiot troll.

    You can credit my appraisal, or you can credit his. Bost has won election from his district twice. His opponent last time was more formidable (& likely a better FRer) than Kelly is now, imo.

  1033. CG says:

    In no way have I suggested Bost is going to lose. I would put him as a slight favorite at the moment, but he is going to have a very tough race.

    Just pointing out though that he does not have the image of some warm and fuzzy figure, nor would he want one.

  1034. Mr.Vito says:

    The Hill

    “Local officials say John Conyers III, the son of former Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), has fallen short of signature requirements to make the ballot, according to a internal report obtained by The Detroit News.

    That finding could jeopardize his status on the ballot in November, throwing a serious wrench into a crowded field of Democrats…

    The News reported that while Conyers submitted more than 1,900 signatures on petitions for each race, the Wayne County Clerks Office found more than half of those signatures invalid…

    The county clerk investigation came after Conyers’s cousin, state Sen. Ian Conyers, officially challenged the authenticity of his cousin’s signatures.”

  1035. CG says:

    And there is no doubt whatsoever that Bost’s 2018 opponent is far more well known and well-funded than the person Bost defeated in 2016.

    There is some major confusion in that statement.

  1036. CG says:

    There are of course ways to look these things up:

    https://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary?cycle=2018&id=IL12

    In 2016, Bost’s opponent raised just over 1 million dollars during the entire campaign.

    Just through the end of March, Bost’s current opponent has raised over 1.25 million.

    Clearly, he is going to be better funded, and as an elected country prosecutor is more well known than the lawyer and first time candidate Bost beat in 2016 (with a Green Party candidate getting about 7% of the vote)

    Now, once again, I am not in any way predicting Bost will lose. It’s too early for a “prediction” on that or any other close House race.

  1037. DW says:

    here is the current senate dashboard:

    2018 Paladin Senate Dashboard
    ———————————————————–
    ST | Cnt | Cook | Gonz. | Saba. | CNN | RCP | Score
    ———————————————————–
    NE | 46 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    MS | 47 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    TX | 48 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | 3.6
    TN | 49 | Toss | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | 1.2
    —-Democrats need ALL the below for control—-
    MO | 51 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    IN | 50 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    FL | 49 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    WV | 48 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    ND | 47 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    NV | 46 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    AZ | 45 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    OH | 44 | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2
    MT | 43 | Lk D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.2
    WI | 42 | Lk D | Tlt D | Ln D | Lk D | Ln D | -2.6
    MN | 41 | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -3.6
    PA | 40 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    MI | 39 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    NJ | 38 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Sf D | -4.8
    VA | 37 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -5.2
    ME | 36 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.6

  1038. Bitterlaw says:

    Things I like about Trump:
    Beat Hillary

    Gorsuch and other Federal judges.

    Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem

    Signed the Ryan/McConnell tax bill

    Willing to send missiles into Syria

    Economy doing better

    Things I hate about Trump:

    Amoral scumbag

    Tariff/trade war threat

    Plan to give $1 trillion to unions

    Womanizing and creepiness (I would date her if she wasn’t my daughter)

    Mocking McCain’s service

    Donations to flaming libs

    That is my assessment so far

    Might be tough on NK if summit happens

  1039. mnw says:

    I’ve lived in the district for 19 years, altho I vote from a second residence in MO. I know both Bost & Kelly–Kelly much better, actually. Baricevic was/is part of a local political dynasty. He had much better name recognition than Kelly does, & Bost won by 5%.

    Kelly is the prosecutor in urban St. Clair County– the one that includes lovely East St. Louis. The district is largely rural.

    But little troll knows all about some dog that got shot in the ’80s, & all the people in the district who “hate Bost personally.”

  1040. CG says:

    So you don’t vote from your primary residence? Interesting. You won’t be doing much to help Bost if you can’t vote for him.

    All I have said is that this is going to be a close race, and I expect closer than the 2016 race. Somehow, that opinion, which is widely shared across political spectrums unhinges you.

  1041. CG says:

    IL 12 is 75% urban and 25% rural, but maybe that counts as “largely rural” but you made it seemed like those statistics would be reversed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois%27s_12th_congressional_district

    What parts are most likely to have the people though?

  1042. CG says:

    It definitely would appear that St. Clair County is easily the largest populated portion of IL 12.

    Democrats will have to do well there, as well as in the portion of Madison County, and among the university community of Carbondale (yuck).

    It might be a tall order for them, but it would be a big mistake for anyone on the Republican side to be overconfident. It’s a battleground district.

  1043. Wes says:

    Bitterlaw, I meant Republicans were a rather larger share of the primary electorate than their percentage of voter registration.

    I was making no commentary on whether the primaries are closed or open.

  1044. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    It appears that the very rich Democrat who prevailed in last night’s PA CD-1 primary may have some anti-Semitism problems.

    https://twitter.com/aidenpink/status/996845357643550721

  1045. Wes says:

    I just read about the Dem nominee in PA-1.

    It will be hilarious if the PA Supreme Court’s gerrymander blows up in the Dems’ faces because of poor candidate recruitment,

  1046. NYCmike says:

    “It will be hilarious if the PA Supreme Court’s gerrymander blows up in the Dems’ faces because of poor candidate recruitment.”

    -This we can agree on!

  1047. Wes says:

    On the subject of redistricting, the Dem race for FL-Gov is turning into a boondoggle. If Republicans manage to hold on down there, they can reshape the FL Supreme Court and undo the court-ordered Dem-friendly redistricting in the Sunshine State.

  1048. Wes says:

    Good strategy by Cramer. Maybe Heitkamp shouldn’t have antagonized him by actively trying to get George Sinner, Jr, to take him out in 2014.

  1049. Wes says:

    I guess I can post my Senate rankings now:

    Solid R Hold-

    UT
    WY
    NE
    TX
    MS

    Likely R Hold-

    TN

    Lean R Hold-

    NV

    Lean R Pickup-

    ND
    WV
    FL

    Tossup-

    AZ
    MT
    MO
    IN

    Lean D Hold-

    OH
    WI

    Likely D Hold-

    NM
    MN (2)
    MI
    PA
    NJ
    VA

    Solid D Hold-

    HI
    WA
    CA
    MN (1)
    MD
    DE
    NY
    CT
    RI
    MA

    Likely I Hold-

    ME

    Solid I Hold-
    VT

  1050. Bitterlaw says:

    Wes – Thank you. I thought you meant they somehow voted more than 100% of their registration numbers. Only Dems do that.

    As for Wallace, he is touting the fact that his grandfather was FDR’s VP. He omits the communist ties, of course.

  1051. Bitterlaw says:

    Wes – I think that Casey is a Solid D hold. Just my opinion. You are entitled to yours.

  1052. Bitterlaw says:

    Wallace could campaign wearing a Hamas T-shirt and still get most of the Jewish vote in Bucks county.

  1053. Wes says:

    We’ve been through this before, Bitter. Your reasons for saying Casey should be a solid hold matched my criteria for making it a likely hold.

    If I expected Casey to win by 20+ with Barletta having a less than 5% chance of winning, I’d put the seat in the solid column.

    As it stands, I feel the likely ranking is the most appropriate.

  1054. Wes says:

    Currently I think Casey wins by about 53-44 and Barletta has about a 20-25% chance of winning. Hence I have the race as Likely D Hold.

  1055. mnw says:

    Wes

    Surprised you rate GOP chances in WV better than MO & IN, but who knows.

  1056. Wes says:

    To complement my Senate rankings, here are my gubernatorial rankings:

    Solid R Hold-

    ID
    SD
    NE
    TX
    AR
    AL
    SC

    Likely R Hold-

    NV
    AZ
    WY
    KS
    OK
    IA
    WI
    TN
    GA
    MD
    MA
    VT
    NH

    Lean R Hold-
    OH
    FL

    Tossup-

    CO
    MI
    ME
    CT

    Lean D Pickup-

    NM

    Likely D Pickup-

    IL

    Lean D Hold-

    MN
    RI

    Likely D Hold-

    OR
    PA

    Solid D Hold-

    HI
    CA
    NY

    Likely I Hold-

    AK

  1057. Wes says:

    I went back and forth on those, Mnw. Braun is impressive but an unproven quantity. Donnelly is also a formidable campaigner.

    Hawley hasn’t really kicked his campaign into high gear yet.

    On the other hand, Manchin is currently trailing Morissey and comes from the state friendliest to Trump in 2016.

    Those factors were what decided me. I won’t have the Tossup category after the third week in October, so by then they may all be in the same category–or MO and IN may have moved past WV on my list of pickups.

  1058. Wes says:

    Over time, I do expect to move more of my gubernatorial rankings toward the Dems simply because of the sheer volume of offensive opportunities they have.

  1059. Wes says:

    I will leave House ratings to DW as my chosen method of listing races doesn’t lend itself well to such a large number of races.

  1060. NYCmike says:

    Wes,

    What % makes for a Solid Hold?

  1061. mnw says:

    “Medicare for All” had a big day in the DEM primaries yesterday.

    I don’t know how that will play for the GOP.

  1062. Wes says:

    Percentages are only a single factor in how I rank races, Mikey, but I’d say a less than 20% chance would make a race a Solid Hold for the incumbent party.

    This is not an exact science, and as noted above, not everyone will agree with my rankings, which I will update and change before making my last rankings shortly before the election.

  1063. NYCmike says:

    Ok.

    I forgot there is a NJ Senate race between Menendez and some Republican. After seeing this state elect another Goldman Sachs d-bag, I don’t hold out much hope for the Republican.

  1064. mnw says:

    There is speculation at RRH that Wallace may be forced to withdraw in PA-01 because of his donations to anti-Israel groups.

  1065. Bitterlaw says:

    MC

  1066. Bitterlaw says:

    MC Damn it

  1067. Bitterlaw says:

    I don’t think Wallace will drop out. Many Jews in that district identify more closely with Manhattan than Israel. Obama and Hillary were not friends to Israel but still racked up big totals there with Jewish voters.

    I have to check the lines but Netanyahu may have grown up in the newly created district. Ironic.

  1068. Tina says:

    Breaking

    Fuhrer Mukehead has just informed trumps attorney, Rudy g, that he cannot indict the president.

    Case is ovah.

    Confirms doj manual.

  1069. mnw says:

    BL

    I respect those who are right there with personal knowledge of a race & the constituency.

    Fwiw, Zero & HRC were indeed no friends of Israel, but they didn’t fund the BDS movement.* Wallace did, & he gave to some pretty gnarly outfits.

    *Boycott, Divest, Sanction

  1070. Tina says:

    Rudy G told mule head that he needs to tell him what crime trump committed in order for an interview. The president cannot testify about other people’s crimes,

    This is sad that Swampstein never specified what crimes were being looked at in the first place,

  1071. NYCmike says:

    https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/05/16/journalism-andrea-mitchell-pushes-out-of-context-bs-about-trumps-illegal-immigration-truth/?utm_campaign=twitchywidget

    -Does “CG” agree with Andrea Mitchell’s report, or does he agree, once again, with what Trump actually said?

  1072. Redmen4ever says:

    More Democrats think the unemployment rate is higher than 6 percent than think it is lower than 5 percent.

    see p. 75 of:

    https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/k7xf72pn0o/econTabReport.pdf

  1073. MichiganGuy says:

    #OH12 Special Election:
    .
    Troy Balderson (R) 45%
    Danny O’Connor (D) 43%
    .
    Trump
    .
    Favorable 49%
    Unfavorable 47%
    Unsure 4%
    .
    PPP Poll
    .
    http://endcitizensunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/OH12Results_ECU.pdf
    ——————————————————————————————————————–
    If you have any doubt that PPP is a liberal democrat pollster look at this question on their survey.

    Danny O’Connor is committed to passing legislation to increase disclosure and transparency on the spending in elections. Troy Balderson has taken thousands from corporate special interests and is benefitting from the rigged political system. Having heard this, let me ask you again: If the candidates for the US House Special Election this August were Democrat Danny O’Connor and Republican
    Troy Balderson, who would you vote for?

  1074. Cash Cow TM says:

    Dave the Wizard did not die, did he?

    He’s not in a coma in the hospital, is he?
    *******************************************
    Been a week since a new fred has been posted.

  1075. Cash Cow TM says:

    $85,000
    APRIL 23, 2018
    Cost of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s official portrait, which is more than his three predecessors’ portraits combined.
    Source: The Record
    ____________________
    $100
    APRIL 24, 2018
    One-time tax credit parents in Wisconsin will get under a new state law.
    Source: the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
    _______________________
    470
    APRIL 25, 2018
    School districts, out of 13,500 nationwide, that operate on four-day weeks. Most of them are rural, but urban areas have started to make the switch in an effort to save money and attract teachers.
    Source: Stateline
    _________________________________
    6 million
    APRIL 27, 2018
    People in the U.S. who can’t vote because they were convicted of a felony. More than 1 million of them reside in Florida.
    Source: Governing
    —————————————
    91 percent
    MAY 10, 2018
    The percentage of homes in the Miami area that teachers cannot afford. The county of Miami-Dade has proposed building housing for teachers on school property to deal with the problem.

  1076. MichiganGuy says:

    Gov. Kay Ivey on gay accusations: ‘It’s false. It’s wrong’
    .
    https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/05/gov_kay_ivey_on_gay_accusation.html
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    It will be interesting to see how this effects the Republican Primary.

  1077. MichiganGuy says:

    Cash Cow TM says:
    May 16, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Dave the Wizard did not die, did he?

    He’s not in a coma in the hospital, is he?
    *******************************************
    Been a week since a new thread has been posted.
    ——————————————————————————————————————–
    I’ve only given him 15 polls on this thread to choose from to start a new thread. 🙄

  1078. MichiganGuy says:

    CA#45
    .
    Porter (D) 46%
    Rep.Walters (R) 43%
    Not sure 11%
    .
    PPP Poll
    .
    http://endcitizensunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CA45Results.pdf

  1079. MichiganGuy says:

    OH#12
    .
    Rep.Balderson (R) 45%
    O’Connor (D) 43%
    .
    PPP Poll
    .
    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/387933-poll-shows-tight-race-to-replace-tiberi-in-ohio

  1080. NYCmike says:

    Wissing is acting like a #NeverTrumper that hasn’t had enough bad news for Trump in the last 3 weeks.

  1081. MichiganGuy says:

    Gov. Chris Sununu said Wednesday that if the state Supreme Court finds a controversial voter residency requirement bill constitutional following a review that he is requesting, “I think it would be hard not to sign it.”

    Sununu spoke to reporters about House Bill 1264 – which would allow only residents of New Hampshire to vote in New Hampshire beginning next year.
    .
    http://www.wmur.com/article/sununu-says-it-would-be-hard-not-to-sign-voting-residency-bill-if-found-constitutional/20721174
    ——————————————————————————————————————–
    How is this controversial? Unless your serving in the military; you should vote in the state that you live in.

  1082. MichiganGuy says:

    Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has injected himself into the governor’s race — giving a plug to Cynthia Nixon for promising to convene a new commission to combat public corruption, while rapping Gov. Cuomo for disbanding the anti-corruption panel he created years earlier.
    .
    https://nypost.com/2018/05/16/bharara-throws-support-to-nixon-for-her-anti-corruption-measure/
    ——————————————————————————————————————–
    Well, now I can see why there are rumors he may run for AG as an independent.

  1083. MichiganGuy says:

    Flake Announces He Is Opposing Haspel’s Nomination
    .
    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/laurettabrown/2018/05/16/flake-joins-mccain-in-opposing-haspels-nomination-n2481547
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    I’m glad he is retiring. What a turd. 🙄

  1084. MichiganGuy says:

    President Trump Approval:
    .
    Overall 48% approval
    Whites 52%
    Hispanics 44%
    Blacks 27%
    .
    PPD Poll
    .
    https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/polls/2018/05/16/trump-approval-rating-highest-since-march-2017/

  1085. MichiganGuy says:

    Congressional Generic Ballot:
    .
    Democrats 49%
    Republicans 46%
    Not sure 5%
    .
    PPD Poll
    .
    https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/polls/2018/05/16/ppd-generic-ballot-democrats-lead-republicans-within-margin/

  1086. MichiganGuy says:

    What happened to the night crew last night? Cash Cow and NYCmike did a quick pop in and when I turned my back they were gone. It’s hard to find good help these days. This place is as dead as the red sea. LOL

  1087. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC leaves to work on his hobby – denying things Trump said and did before July 2015. Cash Cow looks for missing airliners.

    How does MG put posts in boxes? Bunu used to do it, too,

  1088. Tina says:

    ‘Sources Say’ is Greek for ‘Fake News’
    ‘Sources Say’ is Greek for ‘Fake News’
    @NolteNC
    As the Mueller investigation death spirals, the leaks are getting dumber and more desperate; like a 4-year-old running out of excuses to avoid bedtime.
    4:49 PM · May 16, 2018 from North Carolina, USA

  1089. Tina says:

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!

    This tweet has aged well.

  1090. DW says:

    BOOM!

    Ipsos/Reuters – Generic ballot:

    Dem 38
    GOP 37

    Note to concerned trolls: This is not a drill. This is an actual result of the Ipsos/Reuters Poll.

  1091. mnw says:

    MG

    You know anything about peoplespunditdaily? I never heard of it. I explored their site. It’s very conservative/right– reminds me of Breitbart without so much overt editorializing– but it’s BIG. It’s clearly no mom’n’pop site.

    DW 1124

    Thx. Very encouraging. Ipsos/Reuters has never done the GOP any favors, that’s certain.

  1092. Tina says:

    Barris runs ppd. I believed many of his state polls in 2016 were accurate re the states trump won that he was not supposed to win.

  1093. MichiganGuy says:

    mnw, here are the people that up PPD.
    .
    https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/meet-team-ppd/
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    Yes, you’re correct. They are big and they are consevative. 🙂

  1094. MichiganGuy says:

    s/b conservative

  1095. MichiganGuy says:

    make up PPD. I’m going back to sleep. lol

  1096. Redmen4ever says:

    Methinks there’s NeverTrumps among those who disapprove Trump; and, Trumpbots among those who decline to say they will vote Republican in the Generic Congressional Ballot. Trump is a touchstone both among those who are right-of-center and between the left and the right.

  1097. mnw says:

    MG 1127

    Thx. They have some conservative heavy hitters, obviously.

    Tina

    At this point, I think Mueller is actually helping the GOP, no exaggeration. I think the DEMs think so. I saw where Pelosi was thing yesterday that they can’t get their issue talking points going, because all their msm subsidiaries want to discuss is Mueller & impeachment.

    Mueller is bad for them on many levels. Drowns out their issues blather & enrages the GOP base.

  1098. mnw says:

    sb “Pelosi was saying”

  1099. Chicon says:

    1130 – the people you refer to can also be called deadenders, searching for purity and willing to send a message.

  1100. DW says:

    From RRH on how big the results were in NE_02 on Tuesday:

    https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook-power-briefing/2018/05/16/senate-intel-committee-russia-investigation-270842

    NE-02: Don Bacon

    INTERNAL GOP POLLING has Republican Don Bacon up 10 — 50% to 40% — over Eastman. In a potential matchup with Ashford, Bacon was only up two points — 48% to 46%. The generic ballot in that district has Democrats up one point, 42% to 41%, with 16% undecided.

  1101. DW says:

    GRAVIS – INDIANA Senate

    Braun 45
    Donnelly 44

  1102. DW says:

    Polling in Indiana is really hard to do given the laws there, so this one might stand as the only poll for quite a while.

  1103. mnw says:

    DW

    From the same link you posted in 1134, Rep. McCarth told his GOP whip-ees behind closed doors yesterday that bringing the DACA amnesty discharge bill to the floor would hand the House to Pelosi.

    Otoh, why does the GOP need to energize its base anyway? To hell with ’em. /s

  1104. DW says:

    Trump today at 49% in Rasmussen

  1105. mnw says:

    Tasty RAS. I forgot to check.

    McCarthy also told the GOP caucus, “If the election were held today, we’d hold the House.”

    Anyway, there’s still plenty of time for the GOPe to fix that– with a “clean” DACA amnesty. “Clean” means amnesty for all the Dreamers & then some, & giving away nothing in return. Just giving away Trump’s only bargaining chip on ending illegal immigration,

  1106. DW says:

    Looking at the senate, if we just go by which candidate leads in the most recent poll:

    TX: R hold
    TN: D flip
    WV: R flip
    ND: D hold
    NV: R hold
    MO: D hold
    IN: R flip
    FL: R flip
    AZ: D flip
    OH: D hold

    This is a gain for the GOP +1. And GOP should be able to recover in TN, ND and MO.

  1107. Tina says:

    Mine, definitely.

    More Mulehead

    More Comedy

    More McCabe

    More Pete and the mistress

    More amnotti and stormy Benadryl.

  1108. Tina says:

    Mnw, sorry. Autocorrected.

  1109. mnw says:

    Tina

    Yes, but the GOPe is working hard to take away what Mueller giveth.

  1110. Cash Cow TM says:

    “..most famous Alum of Dixon High School..”

    Ronald Reagan….What do I win?

  1111. Cash Cow TM says:

    I give the marriage of Megan Markle and Prince Harry 5 years, tops.
    ###########################
    her family is a bunch of batty squirrels, and baby squirrels do not fall far from the tree.
    _______________________________________
    30% chance it least less than 3 years.

  1112. Redmen4ever says:

    2016 Gov and Sen races deemed by RCP to be toss-up or merely leans R or D:

    18 cases

    In 10 cases, the actual vote was within 3 points of the final RCP margin. In 8 cases, the actual vote was 4 or more points outside final RCP margin

    In all 8 cases, the same party over-performed the polls. Libtards believe it was due to chance, as per usual.

    Members of that party should think they have a good chance of victory even if, during the week before the election, the polls are against them by a few points.

    BTW the polling bias of 2016 is typical.

  1113. Tina says:

    The gop e is weak. They should be attacking Mulehead and Obama spying on candidate trumps campaign,

    Never trump to the end.

  1114. Phil says:

    Looking at the House races I currently have Democrats picking up 20 seats and losing one for a net +19. That would leave them 4 short. Thanks to renewed Republican energy this is a different ballgame than it was three months ago or even one month ago.

  1115. mnw says:

    Cow

    You “won” the chance to interact with the most obnoxious DEM troll ever to post here, except for The Kindergarten (sic) Kid.

    Hey, TIPW! Mind if I just call you “(sic)” ?

  1116. mnw says:

    sb “Kindergarden (sic) Kid– spellcheck corrected it.

  1117. MichiganGuy says:

    Vanderbilt Poll: Early count suggests competitive Tennessee Senate, gubernatorial races.
    .
    https://www.vanderbilt.edu/csdi/spring2018topline.pdf
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    For some reason Vanderbilt decided to only do an approval poll and did not ask who voters would actually vote for maybe, there is a part 2 to this poll?

  1118. Michael says:

    Democrats are probably panicking with the fact that the GOP is up in Indiana and West Virginia. It would make their possible victories in Nevada and Arizona (that are not guaranteed) be awash

  1119. Phil says:

    Sorry, I miscounted. That would be Democrats picking up 24 and losing one so it makes House control a 50-50 prospect.

    Dems pick up

    3 – California
    1 Washington
    1 Az
    1 Colorado
    1 Tx
    1 Minn
    1 Iowa
    2 Florida
    1 NC
    1 Ohio
    1 lllinois
    5 Pa
    2 Ny
    2 NJ
    1 Michigan

    Republicans pick up one out of Pa 14 and the two Democratic open seats in Minn.

    Net 23

  1120. MichiganGuy says:

    DW says:
    May 17, 2018 at 9:38 am

    GRAVIS – INDIANA Senate

    Braun 45
    Donnelly 44
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    Here is the link

  1121. Michael says:

    The Gravis Indiana poll is interesting.

    Voters give Trump a 47/47 approval rating
    Voters give Trump a 44/51 favorability rating

    Iran Deal Decision: 41-35 Support
    Tax Reform: 43/32 Support
    Tarriffs: 40/40 Tie
    Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks: 51/36 Support
    Ban on Abortions: 41/43 Oppose
    LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Law: 60-24 Support

  1122. DW says:

    1152–and I expect Cramer to win in ND as well even though he was behind in an early poll.

  1123. DW says:

    A lot can change, but the way things look right now, I would not be surprised to see the GOP hold TX and TN, splitting NV and AZ, then flip MO, IN, FL, WV, and ND while falling short in OH and MT.

    Gain of 4.

  1124. dblaikie says:

    Oh how folks here are reluctant to give up the blue wave scenario. I am sorry, but the political times have changed like the weather. Well if you want to go down the old I am going to take these polls seriously rode, I have a few reminders for you.

    1. Polling in individual districts is difficult at best.
    2. Generally speaking large firms with national generic polling numbers traditionally under poll the GOP. So if the generic number is within the margin of error and, more importantly, if the polling firm is really trying to be accurate the GOP will hold the house with no problem.

    For me the issue that is going to be missed because of their own stupidity is voter enthusiasm. They are so sold and bought into the notion that the this is all with the Dems that these firms will be in denial with the coming red wave.

    So not really caring about the polls I am going out on an enthusiasm limb say predict that the GOP will pick up seats. I know that all the obsessive poll watchers will think I am at the least stupid. But I don’t care.

    Just remember when it happens those who predicted it. If it doesn’t happen, unlike MD I won’t run away from HHG and I will endure the ridicule.

  1125. dblaikie says:

    DW, if a person doesn’t believe that Cruz is going to win in Texas then I have some wonderful ocean front land to sell them in eastern Nevada.

  1126. Phil says:

    1158

    I see this is another obligatory article that mentions Texas as a possible Dem pickup.

    Every election year Texas is supposed to be in play…..until it’s not. The liberal wet dream – but still a dream.

  1127. Mr.Vito says:

    It would be interesting to see what Nickelodeon had to say, but, unfortunately, MD seems to have foolishly chased him away for good.

  1128. Tina says:

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    3h
    Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI “SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN EMBEDDED INFORMANT.” Andrew McCarthy says, “There’s probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign.” If so, this is bigger than Watergate!

  1129. DW says:

    1164 – yep. MD kept mocking ‘Nicky Numbers’ or something like that. Turned out Nick’s numbers were similar to the IA Des Moines Register poll, and in the end both were on target.

  1130. DW says:

    From RRH for what it’s worth:

    The May 16 update on California VBM ballots puts the total at 300k. There was 95k by Tuesday, so this is a big leap. These ballots were 41%D/33%R, D+8. The previous ballots were D+11. Registration is D+19. So this is a good trend for the GOP.

  1131. Tina says:

    NY slimes 2017

    Obama did not spy on Trump.

    Russian collusion is real

    Ny Slines 2018

    The spying was noble.

  1132. DW says:

    Dan Rather: There is a kernel of truth in what the Spies found–that is the important part of the story we cannot overlook.

  1133. NYCmike says:

    “NYC leaves to work on his hobby – denying things Trump said and did before July 2015.”

    -Bitterlaw,

    Before I respond, please let me know what definition you have assigned to the word “denying” on this day.

    Thanks.

  1134. NYCmike says:

    “1164 – yep. MD kept mocking ‘Nicky Numbers’ or something like that. Turned out Nick’s numbers were similar to the IA Des Moines Register poll, and in the end both were on target.”

    -Mentioned this numerous times……probably more times than MD stated he was ignoring my posts…….Yo, MD, how is Eden treating you?

  1135. NYCmike says:

    Robbie back in Pogo Loco?

    Pilots must have gotten a big raise!

  1136. MichiganGuy says:

    “New Jerseyans remain uninspired by their other Democratic U.S. Senator, Robert Menendez, whose federal corruption trial last year ended in a hung jury. Slightly more disapprove than approve of the job Menendez is doing by a margin of 37 to 33 percent, with a large number either undecided or not having an opinion. Just 22 percent say they have a positive impression of him; far more are negative (35 percent) or say they are not sure (42 percent).

    Menendez’s ratings have never reached the height of Booker’s, and a large number continue to be almost as ambivalent toward the senior senator as when he first took office in 2006,” said Koning. “Time will tell how these lackluster ratings play out for Menendez in his reelection year, where he may face a well-financed challenger in pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin.”
    .

    http://eagletonpoll.rutgers.edu/nj-murphy-menendez-booker-may2018/

  1137. NYCmike says:

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/16/the-other-eric-schneiderman-scandal/

    -You do have to give the Democrats credit for one thing……they will exploit EVERY POSSIBLE WAY to gain POWER.

  1138. NYCmike says:

    “New Jerseyans remain uninspired by their other Democratic….”

    -On the Republican side:

    “New Jerseyans remain UNAWARE of a Republican challenger, since they are trying to pay the higher taxes they will receive after voting in another Goldman Sachs POS.”

  1139. NYCmike says:

    Waiting to get some good news out of a crash on Route 80 in NJ today…….hopefully the physical descriptions of the bus involved on the scene aren’t matched by the news about the children riding on the bus.

  1140. Waingro says:

    “DW says:
    May 17, 2018 at 9:38 am

    GRAVIS – INDIANA Senate

    Braun 45
    Donnelly 44”

    And with leaners included, it’s 47-46 for Braun.

  1141. BRENT says:

    BRAUN WILL BEAT DONNELLY BY 4-5 POINTS IMO

  1142. Chicon says:

    Quit yelling!

  1143. Tina says:

    Sperry tweeted: BREAKING: IG Horowitz has found “reasonable grounds” for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ’s handling of the Clinton investigation/s and has referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution

  1144. NYCmike says:

    When I go over that list of Senate races, I have a tough time NOT getting to at least 55 for the Republicans.

    I still worry about the House, but since that is an issue EVERY President from the same party has to worry about in the off-year election, there is nothing I can change.

    BUT, I dare say that Trump, in states like PA, and OH, will be more of a POSITIVE than be like Daniel Murphy, a net-negative.

  1145. Tina says:

    discuss my RealClearInvestigations story — fast-forward to 6:25 … “In the long run, Mr. Brennan and Mr. Clapper will find themselves in front of a grand jury.”

    Joe didenova

  1146. NYCmike says:

    “BREAKING: IG Horowitz has found “reasonable grounds”…….handling of the Clinton investigation/s ”

    Robbie and “CG”: Oh stop, that is all in the past! Let’s deal with all of Trump’s illegal activities!

  1147. Tina says:

    32m
    “With the blessing of the Obama White House, they took the powers that enable our government to spy on foreign adversaries and used them to spy on Americans who just happened to be their political adversaries.” -@AndrewCMcCarthy

  1148. Tina says:

    Andy McCarthy is never trump but he now concludes that there was spying.

  1149. NYCmike says:

    If these scandals blow up as they should, 58 Senate seats would be in reach…….

  1150. DW says:

    “With the blessing of the Obama White House, they took the powers that enable our government to spy on foreign adversaries and used them to spy on Americans who just happened to be their political adversaries.” -@AndrewCMcCarthy

    –and they did it with no fear because Hillary Clinton could not lose the election to Trump, and so any potential investigation would be swept under the carpet by Hillary’s presidency.

  1151. NYCmike says:

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/05/16/la-canada-starbucks-racist-cup-beaner-label/

    -I apologize in advance if this is offensive……but what significance does the word “beaner” have in regard to racism?

  1152. Tina says:

    Piglosi defends ms 13

    Where are the ads?

    I think GOP e can do good ads on her defense of ms 13 and crumbs.

  1153. NYCmike says:

    Hmmmmm……looking at MD’s Twitter page……last post on May 3rd……..last 2 weeks have been good ones for Trump and the Republicans, while the drip drip drip of the Obama/Clinton/DOJ/FBI malfeasance is a daily occurrence……..I am going to go out on a limb and say “Bitterlaw, send an olive branch out to the A-Hole, as he may realize his ship is sinking, but the little man won’t ask for help bailing out. You owe that to him.”

  1154. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – I don’t discuss politics with MD. It is not worth it.

  1155. Bitterlaw says:

    Some Eagles will not go to the White House when the team meets Trump. Zzzzzzzzz. Still smiling that they finally won the Super Bowl. They have the right to not go. I have the right to type Zzzzzzzzzz and not care if they go or not.

  1156. SoHope says:

    Trump: MS13 are animals.
    MSM: Trump calls immigrants animals

    Trump: ISIS are monsters
    MSM: Trump calls Muslims monsters

  1157. mnw says:

    Michael 1179

    That NV poll is RVs too.

    And the first 10 questions were along the lines of, “Do you think the GOP are azaleas, or really BIG azaleas?” So the respondents were all primed when PPP got to the Trump JA question.

    I still think Heller is likely to lose. I notice that he hauled his adz over to Jerusalem on Monday, fwiw.

  1158. GPO says:

    Paul Sperry? @paulsperry_

    Follow Follow @paulsperry_

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    BREAKING: IG Horowitz has found “reasonable grounds” for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ’s handling of the Clinton investigation/s and has referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution

  1159. Tina says:

    Breaking

    Comedy and sjw Yates placed surveillance on Flynn in 2015 because he gave a 45000 speech in Russia.

    In contrast, they placed no surveillance on The Rapist for giving a 500000 speech in Russia.

    Two tiers of justice.

  1160. Tina says:

    I bet the claims that trump has been surveilled since 2011 are true.

  1161. GPO says:

    Tina- didn’t realize you posted about Horowitz 2 hrs ago- hope these scum all rot in hell

  1162. Bitterlaw says:

    Why would there be surveillance of Trump in 2011? He was still donating to Democrats back then and there was no hint that he would run in 2016.

  1163. CG says:

    The “Deep State” actually implanted a microchip in his head as far back as 1974.

  1164. Mr.Vito says:

    Retaliation for the Birth Certificate issue?

  1165. NYCmike says:

    I love that “CG” thinks it is funny that a government is engaged in this type of behavior on its own citizens.

  1166. mnw says:

    GPO

    Wallace has donated a total of over $300k to some of the vilest BDS groups & individuals in the world– including former MP George Galloway who called Israel “a little Hitler state.”

    Jsdh Kraushaar comments, “Oy vey. This is not a district where you want to be tied to those BDS groups.”

    Wallace has responded, “Somebody else at my foundation authorized those donations.”

  1167. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The sheriff’s officer who stayed outside while the mass shooting was taking place at Parkland High School is going to pull a large pension:

    “Scott Peterson, the Broward County sheriff’s deputy who failed to engage the Parkland high school shooter, is eligible to receive an annual pension in excess of six figures.

    The Sun Sentinel obtained records from the Florida Department of Management Services showing that Peterson, who retired in the weeks after the February 14 shooting, is due to collect $8,700 per month. That works out to slightly more than $104,000 a year. Peterson, who is 55 years old, will be able to receive that pension for the rest of his life, and Broward County taxpayers will cover 50 percent of his health insurance premiums.”

  1168. mnw says:

    NYC 1206

    Who IS that geeky little troll? Did he used to post here under another screen name? Did he used to be the Canadian Communist Corey CCCP?

  1169. CG says:

    I fully support law enforcement doing its job. Fully.

  1170. CG says:

    no wonder mnw gave up his “law license.”

  1171. Tina says:

    Calling out the Obumbler and the birth certificate.

    Did you forget that Obumbler slammed him hard?

    Actually trump gave a lot of dough to Quittens.

  1172. Tina says:

    Clearly regarding Flynn

    Comedy and Yates and McCabe retaliated because Flynn came out in support of the FBI agent harassed by McCabe.

    Second, Flynn called out the Obumbler for creating Isis.

    The Isis plan adopted by trump is Flynns plan.

  1173. Tina says:

    I forgot the name of that sheot fest. The president does the roasting and Obumbler roasted trump well in 2011.

  1174. CG says:

    Let’s state the obvious. There is zero evidence that Trump was ever under any sort of surveillance.

    Unsavory people, whom Trump chose to associate with, were properly under surveillance, and/or investigation, using established Constitutional means. Everyone is entitled to due process of course.

    But as it relates to Trumpworld, conservatives must not only now be aligned with the AFL-CIO but with the ACLU as well.

  1175. Tina says:

    Actually there is zero evidence of trump Russian collusion.

    The End.

  1176. Tina says:

    #BREAKING: Special Counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to narrow down the questions that he wants to ask Trump in an effort to get him to sit down for an interview. -The Washington Times

    NO DEAL. FUHRER MULEHEAD.

  1177. NYCmike says:

    mnw,

    “CG” is Corey.

    He is NOT (Canadian) Cory, aka 101%, aka CCCP.

  1178. Phil says:

    Come on, Tina. It’s only been a year and a half.

  1179. CG says:

    There seems to be evidence as it relates to the people who have been indicted and/or plead guilty.

    As for Trump himself? Maybe not. I trust Mueller to do the right thing. We will se what his conclusions are. If Trump is innocent, he was done wrong by underlings and should want them held accountable.

  1180. Tina says:

    Guiliani has rattled Mulehead.

  1181. Tina says:

    Mukehead has not charged anybody with colluding.

  1182. CG says:

    But sure, let’s refer to the Purple Heart winning, lifelong civil servant Robert Mueller as “Fuhrher.”

  1183. Tina says:

    The insurance plan and operation whatever do sound a bit like surveillance.

    Tapping trump tower is surveillance.

    Went away when Rodgers moved the transition team.

    This is heading toward the Obumbler and Hillary.

  1184. mnw says:

    Uh… I still have the same law license I’ve had for the last 37 years. It’s an active state bar membership card, & it’s in my wallet right now.

    Does he always lie like that, NYC? Who the hell IS he? Can somebody who knows tell me?

  1185. CG says:

    It’s not purely a collusion investigation. It’s an investigation into Russian meddling.

    But let’s be honest. DJT Jr’s own sworn testimony to Congress makes it clear he was willing to and wanted to collude with Russia for political purposes. If everyone around Trump turns up clean, it’s not that they didn’t try.

  1186. NYCmike says:

    “But as it relates to Trumpworld, conservatives must not only now be aligned with the AFL-CIO but with the ACLU as well.”

    -Wow!

    “CG”,

    We are speaking about actions that were NOT intended for the masses (you and I) to know about!!

    Hillary was SUPPOSED TO WIN, and none of this would be known.

  1187. Tina says:

    Guiliani.

    Mulehead can be mad at me. I will call him names.
    We will no sit back passively like was done by trumps previous legal team

    For News

    Guiliani has gone into street thug mode.

  1188. Tina says:

    Clinto groupie is reaching,

    It’s not this, it is really that.

    What it is and was is a hoax.

  1189. mnw says:

    NYC 1218

    Thanks, but…

    Then what is “Corey” troll’s pedigree here, please? Obviously he’s a DEM concern troll, but what else? Big Zero fan?

  1190. Tina says:

    yeah, trump jr met with the Russian sent by fusion gps, the architect of the dossier.

    Vida Gets you access to trump tower.

    No visa, no trump tapping wires in trump tower.

  1191. CG says:

    Speaking of the “Deep State”, I am glad that Gina Haspel was confirmed. I think she will do a good job.

  1192. CG says:

    My pedigree papers were lost in a mysterious fire.

  1193. Tina says:

    The dossier was paid by Hillary using a Englishman, who admits to using Russian sources.

    But Hillary is innocent, no collusion there in Jebot land.

  1194. CG says:

    Actually, all evidence suggests Trump Jr (and the others) met with the Russian agent who was sent by Mr. Putin.

  1195. mnw says:

    Tina

    Guiliani is the best thing that ever happened to Trump.

  1196. CG says:

    Saying Giuliani is the best thing to ever happened to Trump may wind up like saying syphilis was the best thing to ever happen to Al Capone.

  1197. Wes says:

    BRENT says:
    May 17, 2018 at 1:40 pm
    BRAUN WILL BEAT DONNELLY BY 4-5 POINTS IMO

    I have to say I’m glad Braun has something to fall back on.

    This post from the guy who claimed no Dem could top 44% in AL just ensured Donnelly will win.

  1198. Tina says:

    Yes, heart thing.

    More Guiliani.

    We will not sit down with Fuhrer Mulehead because he has not told us about any crime. Trump cannot testify to crimes committed by others, if any. Doj policy states that the president cannot testify before the so, cannot be subpoenaed, and cannot be Indicted, we could sit down, if comedy is interviewed, but we have no obligation to.

    Notice, Swampstein, the architect of the sc, agreed in comments made two weeks ago.

  1199. Wes says:

    New Jerseyans remain uninspired by their other Democratic U.S. Senator, Robert Menendez, whose federal corruption trial last year ended in a hung jury. Slightly more disapprove than approve of the job Menendez is doing by a margin of 37 to 33 percent, with a large number either undecided or not having an opinion. Just 22 percent say they have a positive impression of him; far more are negative (35 percent) or say they are not sure (42 percent).

    Menendez’s ratings have never reached the height of Booker’s, and a large number continue to be almost as ambivalent toward the senior senator as when he first took office in 2006,” said Koning. “Time will tell how these lackluster ratings play out for Menendez in his reelection year, where he may face a well-financed challenger in pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin.”

    No need to wait. I can tell you now. Menendez wins by 9-10.

  1200. NYCmike says:

    “Does he always lie like that, NYC? Who the hell IS he? Can somebody who knows tell me?”

    -Once JEB!2016 imploded, some circuitry went awry in “CG”‘s brain.

  1201. Tina says:

    Actually, all evidence suggests Trump Jr (and the others) met with the Russian agent who was sent by Mr. Putin.

    False by the lying Clinton groupie.

    She is associated with fusion. Was sent by her. Sat next to the us ambassador to Russia by Obumbler. to in testimony.

  1202. CG says:

    Giuliani said that Clinton, as President, could not dodge a subpoena. He was right then.

    Let Trump tell his side if there is nothing to hide. What could possibly go wrong?

  1203. Tina says:

    Actually, Guiliani is right. Doj guidelines state that the president cannot be indicted or subpoenaed.

  1204. Tina says:

    And here, we have no evidence of any crime.

    Swampstein foolishly and stupidly signed the order, which he modified weeks later, “largely carrying over the counterintelligence matter”.

  1205. Tina says:

    The counterintelligence investigation was based on lies and deceit. Based on an insurance policy. Based on agents lying under oath.

  1206. Phil says:

    Actually, this “investigation” has reached the point of diminishing returns for the left and the Never Trumpers. Over a year and no evidence – Mueller isn’t polling nearly like he was and the longer this drags on with nothing to show the less credible “collusion”.

    It’s also crowding out Democratic messenging for the midterms. That is, if you believe they have a message to begin with.

    I want Democrats to run on Trump Collusion and impeachment. Going to really win over independents.

  1207. CG says:

    Democrats have no message.
    Mueller has an important job to finish.

    Both can be true.

  1208. NYCmike says:

    “But sure, let’s refer to the Purple Heart winning, lifelong civil servant Robert Mueller as “Fuhrher.””

    -Mueller to be etched in stone on Mount Rushmore with all other soldiers with Purple Hearts who also became public servants.

    NO CRITICISM ALLOWED!

  1209. CG says:

    Is calling him Furhrer a reasonable level of criticism?

  1210. CG says:

    No wonder Wissing has abandoned this cesspool.

  1211. NYCmike says:

    “Is calling him Furhrer a reasonable level of criticism?”

    -For a private citizen on a blog, exaggerating to make a point: Sure, why not?

    He is using the police tools of THE STATE to go after a sitting President for the crime of WINNING……you know……what JEB!2016 COULD NOT DO.

  1212. Tina says:

    Swamp stein authorized Fuhrer Mulehead to carry on corrupt comedy’s work.

    Natalia Veselnitskaya Is associat Ed with fusion. She met before and after the trump jr meeting with fusion gps.

    She met with Glenn guy, specifically,

    Her mission was to entrap.and then get the surveillance into trump tower.

    Nsa director Rodgers moves the transition team out of trump tower. Me met with trump a few days before.

    For that meeting, both the penguin and the commie wanted Rodgers to be fired.

  1213. Phil says:

    Trump haters complaining about name calling and labeling.

    Rich.

  1214. CG says:

    Totally gone into the abyss…

    NYC would march off to Fifth Avenue in a moment if given the orders.

  1215. NYCmike says:

    I personally would not go the Hitler-route, but I suspect Tina is using it as an ironic touch, since it is the Republican candidate/President who usually receives the Hitler moniker.

  1216. Tina says:

    Yes, Fuhrer applies to Mulehead.

    Next time, please know your facts on fusion, etc.

    Please do not post your weak sheot here about trump jr and a poot poot agent.

  1217. Wes says:

    Even the RRH “Republicans” are noting PPP probably had a reason for not releasing polling numbers on the Heller-Rosen race.

  1218. Tina says:

    The only crime that trump committed was beating her Thighness.

    The Jebots really think that is a crime.

  1219. NYCmike says:

    “NYC would march off to Fifth Avenue in a moment if given the orders.”

    -To fight Democrats/media, YES, I WOULD.

    We are at that point in history.

    Examples: the media and their reporting on the No Korea situation, as well as the reporting on the MS-13 statements from yesterday.

  1220. Phil says:

    Wes, did you happen to see my House projections earlier in this thread? It was a worst case state by state projection.

  1221. Mr.Vito says:

    “NYC would march off to Fifth Avenue in a moment if given the orders.”

    The guy who just complained about someone else’s wretched hyperbole…

  1222. CG says:

    How many Democrats/media members would you shoot?

  1223. CG says:

    Hey, he said he would do it. Clearly, I was not off base.

  1224. Tina says:

    Guiliani says that Fuhrer Mulehead is stuck given doj guidelines.

    Stuck as it pertains to the president.

    Fuhrer is also stuck by Horowitz, the Ig report, and the new investigations spearheaded by the guy in Utah, working in cohesion with Horowitz.

    Plus the Arkansas grand jury looking into the foundation and uranium one.

  1225. Wes says:

    Whitehouse releases a poll showing him leading Chafee 72-14. I personally can’t stand Whitehouse, but I believe the poll.

    GWB and Steve Laffey tagteamed to cost Chafee reelection in 2006. After that he went off the deep end and became a metric system-obsessed lunatic.

  1226. Wes says:

    I did, Phil. I was busy and didn’t get a chance to comment, but they looked reasonable.

  1227. Mr.Vito says:

    “Hey, he said he would do it. Clearly, I was not off base.”

    Clearly you are asinine…

  1228. Phil says:

    I think we could easily keep the numbers lost to as few as 15 House seats.

  1229. Tina says:

    Fuhrer Mulehead hands over swamp steins order to judge ts Elliott in the manafort hearing.

    They indicated that they were not going to do so.

  1230. Wes says:

    CFG endorses Mark Harris in NC-9.

    I would be remiss if I didn’t say I have mixed feelings about a CFG endorsement given their candidates’ track records.

    It does mean they’ll invest heavily in the race though. That is something Harris needs.

  1231. CG says:

    Despite what some of you may think of me, my middle initial is not F.

  1232. Wes says:

    I have the House at D+5-15, Phil.

  1233. Tina says:

    The house is not lost.

    We have piglosi and the Jebots defending ms 13.

    We have piglosi a comments about the tax cuts being crumbs continue to haunt her.

    We have the spying matter now reaching the penguin and the commie, and on the door steps of the Obumbler.

  1234. Wes says:

    I think the concensus is that the House is a tossup at this point, Tina.

  1235. Tina says:

    Right Wes, I was more worried a few months ago.

    Now, less so because of the muh Russian hoax leading to obamas door steps.

  1236. Tina says:

    Breaking

    JOHN Huber receives criminal referrals from Horowitz.

  1237. NYCmike says:

    “How many Democrats/media members would you shoot?”

    -“CG”,

    GODspeed to you.

  1238. CG says:

    “When you’re attacking FBI agents because you’re under criminal investigation, you’re losing.”

    Name that Trump White House official..

  1239. NYCmike says:

    Defended Dubya when he was President against the media onslaught, but he stayed “Mute”, as Tina points out.

    NOW, we have a President who is governing in a mostly conservative fashion AND IS ALSO FIGHTING TOOTH AND NAIL AGAINST media/Democratic/administrative state malfeasance.

    ABOUT TIME!

  1240. Tina says:

    FBI agents or officials that break the law are not exempt from attacks.

  1241. Tina says:

    Has Mute 43 weighed in on the mean comment about ms 13.

    You know they are good people too.

    /s

  1242. Tina says:

    Just looking for work, you know. Love cutting lawns, etc.

    Jebot

  1243. NYCmike says:

    Has “CG” defended Trump in regard to MS-13 statements and how media portrayed it?

    I missed it if he did.

  1244. Phil says:

    Criminal referrals from Horowitz

    Get the popcorn out, Tina. This is going to be good.

  1245. Tina says:

    I think Mulehead would not be stupid to give Comedy immunity.

    That would just implode Fuhrer Mulehead and his 13 angry ds.

  1246. Tina says:

    Referrals sent to Huber, who is in Utah,

    But Sessions is not doing nothing.

  1247. CG says:

    Re: Ms-13 Go read the thread over at the other site. I assumed you were lurking and afraid to post.

  1248. Phil says:

    No dehumanizing M 13 gang members! Bravo, media.

    How dare he! Maybe Pelosi can add that to her raising taxes as a campaign promise for taking the House. Seems like a winner.

  1249. Tina says:

    The ms 13 ads will be brutal if the GOP e wants to go on offense.

  1250. Tina says:

    Schumah compares ms 13 to our great, great grandparents.

    Another ad.

    Thank you.

    You may be better just sticking with stormy, amnotti, Hogg, etc.

  1251. NYCmike says:

    “Re: Ms-13 Go read the thread over at the other site.”

    -Understood.

    You are battling your hatred for Trump while realizing that you agree with him on most things, and are embarrassed to show those similarities in thought process here, after belittling our President for the last 17 months.

  1252. mnw says:

    I agree with Wes & other posters that the consensus on the House now is “toss up.”

    Without the PA redistricting DEM boondoggle, the consensus would probably be “R holds House with diminished majority.” In any event “toss up” is one helluva lot better than the consensus three months ago, i.e., “look at muh special elections! We flipped a state house seat in northern WI!” (where appx 225 people voted, but nonetheless)

    Two things I like today very much. Mccarthy telling the GOP caucus that, “We’d hold the House if the election were held today.” And the universal consensu,s from left, right & center, that the DEM primaries on Tues hurt them badly in NE-02, and MAY have hurt them that badly in PA-01 also.

  1253. mnw says:

    NYC 1292

    He won’t understand that. Let me use my troll translator for him: “You’re an idiot adzh*le clown. GFY.”

  1254. Tina says:

    Chris Barron
    @ChrisRBarron
    Current media cycle: 1. Lie about something Trump said or did. 2. Half-heartedly walk it back. 3. Pretend the whole thing never happened and book the porn stars lawyer.
    9:52 AM · May 17, 2018

    Tweet of the day.

  1255. NYCmike says:

    “Tweet of the day.”

    Bitterlaw: “I hate myself for voting for that amoral b*st*rd, but I’ll do it again in 2020 if I get the chance……UNLESS he runs as a Democrat.”

    “CG”: “It’s an echo chamber here.”

    Robbie: **on hold – waiting for bad news**

  1256. Mr.Vito says:

    You can see what these types of gangs do in living color on the internet… someone should force the press to watch them and record their faces.

  1257. NYCmike says:

    Mr. Vito,

    Exactly right.

  1258. NYCmike says:

    Which reporter asked that question?

    I am hoping that he did for the reason that then Sanders could speak about it in the terms which she did.

    I am hoping that he did not ask because he believed how some in the media had reported the story.

  1259. Tina says:

    I do not recognize the reporter, Nyc.

  1260. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC would vote for Trump in 2020 if he ran as a Democrat. Book it.

  1261. Mr.Vito says:

    Depends who runs for the GOP…

  1262. Bitterlaw says:

    If Trump ran as a Democrat in 2020, NYC would find a way to say that it did not mean he was a Democrat.

  1263. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    This is what happens in Iran when the U.S President acts like a leader, and not a lacky like Obama.

    “Last week, during his speech on the Iran deal, President Trump made a direct pitch to the Iranian people where he said: “Most of Iran’s 80 million citizens have sadly never known an Iran that prospered in peace with its neighbors and commanded the admiration of the world. But the future of Iran belongs to its people.”

    Heshmat Alavi, an Iranian political and rights activist said President Trump’s tough policy makes a difference.

    “Whenever the Iranian regime becomes the target of a firm policy, this plays into the interests of the Iranian people and revives a nearly four-decade dispute,” he said. “(The) principle here is the fact that the Iranian people want regime change and are taking major steps towards this objective.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/05/17/deadly-protests-continue-in-southern-iran-for-second-day-streets-look-war-torn.html

  1264. Bitterlaw says:

    On AHC, there is a show on the Iranian Hostage Crisis using news footage from the time. Damn. I was 11 at the time and I knew Carter was a p*ssy.

  1265. MichiganGuy says:

    Georgia Governor – Republican Primary:

    Cagle 31% (+11)
    Kemp 20%
    Hill 14%
    Tippins 12%
    Williams 5%
    Other 4%
    Undecided 15%
    .
    Democratic Primary:
    Abrams 58% (+39)
    Evans 19%
    Undecided 23%
    .
    Opinion_Savvy/FOX5Atlanta 5/15-16
    .
    http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/new-fox-5-poll-cagle-abrams-leading-in-georgia-primaries-for-governor

  1266. MichiganGuy says:

    NORTH CAROLINA
    Generic Congressional Ballot:
    Republicans 40%
    Democrats 40%

    National Research/NCCivitas
    .
    https://www.nccivitas.org/2018/civitas-poll-get-complete-may-2018-results/

  1267. mnw says:

    SDC 1305

    You posted something really important!

    I’ve was reading about that earlier. Iran is just PERCOLATING in internal dissent, unbeknownst to the world, or to msm consumers here. The protesters in Iran were chanting, “Wait ’til we get arms!” today, according to the articles I read.

    “Trump’s rejection of the Iran agreement will only strengthen the Iranian hardliners”… my adz! They are overextended, bankrupt, & their own people hate their guts.

  1268. mnw says:

    MG

    Quality NC poll: LVs & live interviews.

  1269. NYCmike says:

    “Depends who runs for the GOP…”

    -Since, in 2020, I would have the advantage of judging Trump by his ACTIONS as President against the theoretical actions of his opponent, I would have to agree with Mr. Vito in this case.

    If he keeps Pence on, and his cabinet, and Congress, WHO WRITES THE BILLS, is able to stay in Republican hands, good chance for Trump to get my vote.

  1270. Tina says:

    The mullahs are stretched thin.

    They expanded in Syria, Lebanon, etc.

    They are getting hit every day by the Israelis or the Gcc.

  1271. NYCmike says:

    ““Last week, during his speech on the Iran deal, President Trump made a direct pitch to the Iranian people where he said: “Most of Iran’s 80 million citizens have sadly never known an Iran that prospered in peace with its neighbors and commanded the admiration of the world. But the future of Iran belongs to its people.” ”

    -“CG”,

    Do you agree with Trump, and what he is saying and doing in regard to Iran?

    Or is this one more issue to ignore……?

  1272. Bitterlaw says:

    Good to know that NYC admits that is willing to vote for somebody who accepts the Democratic nomination. No need to listen to his lectures on true conservatives. His ideology has been replaced by a personality – Trump.

  1273. lisab says:

    in 2016, most people thought trump would lose and some people did not vote for him because they thought he would lose. that is the traditional reason for trying to push poll.

    however, many trump supporters voted for trump in spite of the polls, to basically give the finger to the establishment, represented by hillary. i would say those people for the most part will vote for trump again.

    my question is, do you think a significant portion of the people who stayed home because they thought trump would lose anyway, will come out to vote for him in 2020?

  1274. Mr.Vito says:

    Why should he care for what party the person runs if they are going to govern in the way he wishes them to govern, and with the same people?

  1275. MichiganGuy says:

    “my question is, do you think a significant portion of the people who stayed home because they thought trump would lose anyway, will come out to vote for him in 2020?”
    .
    Well, I didn’t stay home in 2016 and I will be voting in 2018 but, I have to say I’m very disappointed that the Republicans haven’t passed Health Care and Immigration reform.

  1276. Mr.Vito says:

    The turnout was high for the last election, so I doubt there are a significant number of those people.

  1277. MichiganGuy says:

    * BOOM *
    .
    The Trump administration plans to announce on Friday a new policy barring Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health organizations from providing or mentioning abortions at any facility that receives federal family planning funds…
    .
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-administration-to-tie-health-facilities’-funding-to-abortion-restrictions/ar-AAxrSxE?ocid=spartanntp

  1278. Tina says:

    The mullahs sure used a lot of the pallet of cash for their military adventures.

  1279. NYCmike says:

    ” His ideology has been replaced by a personality – Trump.”

    -Forget about “Stupid Comment of the Year”.

    THIS one should be nominated for a century award, if not the millenium.

    Did you at least glance over what I wrote?

  1280. Tina says:

    The mistress gets you McCabe.

    Pete the Cheat gets you the Commie.

    Who will get Obama?

  1281. Tina says:

    True conservatives vote for Hillary, love ms 13 and open borders,, and are against tax cuts because their inner socialism told them to be against them.

  1282. Tina says:

    True conservatives also support bloating up federal agencies, including the epa and department of education and energy.

  1283. lisab says:

    i just looked it up and trump did worse than romney in the number of votes he got in only a few places

    notably, california, utah, massachusetts, maryland, idaho, kansas, washington state and washington dc

  1284. lisab says:

    The Trump administration plans to announce on Friday a new policy barring Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health organizations from providing or mentioning abortions
    ——————–

    that does not seem like a vote winner

  1285. MichiganGuy says:

    “that does not seem like a vote winner”
    .
    This will energize the Republican base. This will be the same policy President Reagan had; 2018 will be about which party can get their base to the polls and vote.

  1286. NYCmike says:

    While I support the policy, I would want a really good, well-prepared communications strategy implemented when publicizing such a policy change.

    Coming at this time, to me, it seems like an attempt by the media to change the focus from bad FBI/DOJ/Democrat collusion (imagine that!) and foreign policy initiatives to a divisive social issue which will make Republican candidates more likely to say something stupid like Mourdock and Akin.

  1287. jason says:

    that does not seem like a vote winner”

    You are right, it isn’t.

  1288. Tina says:

    IG Investigation #1 – Media Leaks. = Prior McCabe Report.
    IG Investigation #2 – Clinton/FBI Politicization. = Current Report.
    IG Investigation #3 – Abuse of FISA Court, Trump/Russia = Comes next.

    So, the next report from Horowitz is Report 2 above.

    Just in case the Clinton groupie or the Jebots come here and say otherwise.

  1289. Tina says:

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/17/10-key-takeaways-from-new-york-times-error-ridden-defense-of-fbi-spying-on-trump-campaign/

    Interesting article,

    Notice still no,collusion, even though Clinton groupie said there was.

  1290. MichiganGuy says:

    “You are right, it isn’t.”
    .
    It’s not suppose to be. It’s about getting your base to the polls in a midterm election where the turnout will be lower than in Presidential elections. I might add that most people are for some form of restriction on abortions.

  1291. jason says:

    You are right, it isn’t.”
    .
    It’s not suppose to be.”

    Good, so you agree this is not a vote winner.

    Enough said.

  1292. MichiganGuy says:

    Jason, you are dumber than a box of rocks.
    Enough said.

  1293. jason says:

    It’s about getting your base to the polls in a midterm election where the turnout will be lower than in Presidential elections”

    Translation: according to MG, deadenders were going to stay home for the midterms, but now that Trump says he is going to limit funding to PP, they are going to vote.

    So according to MD, deadenders are REALLY STUPID.

    I normally don’t agree with MG on anything, but when you are right, you are right.

  1294. jason says:

    Huh, not MD, MG.

  1295. jason says:

    So MG agreed that this was not a vote winner “it wasn’t supposed to be”, but called me dumb for agreeing.

    That makes MG what?

    Drum roll…..

  1296. MichiganGuy says:

    Jason, most people aren’t going to vote for someone based on one issue but, the abortion issue is a HUGE selling point to social conservatives. Yes, some social conservatives might decide to stay home if, they feel the Republicans aren’t doing anything about their concerns. Planned Parenthood is enemy #1 to a lot of social conservatives. Trump and the Republicans said, they would defund PP. Obviously, they didn’t keep that promise. Putting President Reagan’s policy in place will be a good start to show social conservatives they are fighting for them. People who vote based solely on being pro abortion and hate this policy probably weren’t going to vote for Republicans anyway. So, to most political junkies this would be a no brainer but, for some reason you can’t wrap your head around it. Probably, because I support it so, you immediately go against it without even thinking. Have a good night.

  1297. NYCmike says:

    “Probably, because I support it so, you immediately go against it without even thinking.”

    -MG,

    Don’t go “salmon coat” on us.

    Just tell him to GFH!

  1298. Mr.Vito says:

    While they are at, they should emphasize how backwards the U.S. is on abortion law…

    Nearly every country has some restrictions on abortion after 20 weeks (some before).

    The Netherlands and Singapore are at 24 weeks.

    What are the other countries besides US and Canada without restrictions?

    China, North Korea, and Vietnam. Nice.

    Apparently every other nation can look at an ultrasound and see that isn’t a lump of cells in there anymore…

  1299. Mr.Vito says:

    …which is why Planned Parenthood doesn’t want you to look at one, of course.

  1300. janz says:

    Over 1300 comments! When is Dave going to change the page?

  1301. Tina says:

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    40m
    “Apparently the DOJ put a Spy in the Trump Campaign. This has never been done before and by any means necessary, they are out to frame Donald Trump for crimes he didn’t commit.” David Asman @LouDobbs @GreggJarrett Really bad stuff!

  1302. DW says:

    Link at drudge:

    Discontent Rises in Venezuela Military as Economy Dives…

    Wow, the Venezuela economy was ‘up’ enough to dive? Who knew?

  1303. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC- I read what you posted. You would be stupid enough to believe that Trump would accept the Democratic nomination and then govern in a conservative manner. This type of decision could only be made based on your blind faith in Trump.

    I wish Trump would run as a Dem. I could go back to voting for Republicans for President.

  1304. MichiganGuy says:

    Generic Congressional Ballot:
    .
    Democrats 42%
    Republicans 37%
    .
    YouGov/Economist
    .
    https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/k7xf72pn0o/econTabReport.pdf

  1305. jason says:

    “Probably, because I support it so, you immediately go against it without even thinking. Have a good night”

    Awwww, victimized much? The day I take a position just to oppose a moron like you is the day I will voluntarily put myself out to pasture.

    Actually I have always supported defunding Planned Parenthood. Even though I consider myself pro-choice, at least first trimester should be legal, I never agreed with using tax payer money to fund abortions.

    My point was that any “social conservative” that believes staying home is going advance the cause of conservatism and/or will help restrict abortions is REALLY STUPID. Since you agree with their position I think you are REALLY STUPID too.

    I hope its clear now.

  1306. mnw says:

    RAS 50-49

    Appv embassy move 51-29

  1307. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw – you read it.

    You obviously didn’t comprehend it.

    That’s ok, it’s not as if you need that skill to be successful at your job.

  1308. mnw says:

    MG 1346

    1) Ever hear of an “opt-in internet” poll? Me neither, but that’s what that poll is.

    2) That is the least user-friendly poll site I’ve ever seen. I never could find their previous generic, & so I said the hell with it.

    As always, I’m grateful for all the poll links you post.

  1309. MichiganGuy says:

    Wow, how many points do I get for Jason’s rant. LOL

  1310. MichiganGuy says:

    mnw, I don’t sort them out for you guys. You have to take the good with the bad. LOL

  1311. jason says:

    Good to know that NYC admits that is willing to vote for somebody who accepts the Democratic nomination. No need to listen to his lectures on true conservatives. His ideology has been replaced by a personality – Trump.”

    Bitter, it’s just that his ideology and his principles (?) are, hmmmm, “highly flexible”.

    Are you against flexibility?

  1312. Bitterlaw says:

    I read it and understood it. You did not like my answer. You would vote for Trump regardless of party. You trust him. I do not.

  1313. MichiganGuy says:

    Since you agree with their position I think you are REALLY STUPID too.
    .
    Jason, I guess you don’t know how to read yet maybe, you can ask your mommy or daddy to help you. I don’t agree with not voting.
    .
    MichiganGuy says:
    May 17, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Well, I didn’t stay home in 2016 and I will be voting in 2018

  1314. Cash Cow TM says:

    DRUDGE

    People who live in small towns, rural areas happier, researchers say…

  1315. mnw says:

    If I lived in Denham’s district or Diaz-Balart’s district, not voting wouldn’t be enough. I’d vote for their DEM opponents. Not to “send a message,” but to get the backstabbers out of the GOP caucus & over with the DEMs where they belong. I’m tired of being betrayed by the GOP on illegal immigration– time out of mind.

  1316. Bitterlaw says:

    Cash Cow – They just think they are happy. They don’t know what they are missing. I could never live in a rural area. The choice between watching grass grow or paint dry for entertainment would be too much.

  1317. DW says:

    CNN is so laughable…
    On May 8, the GOP incumbent in NC_09 lost, and they were right there first thing on May 9 to drop the rating on that seat to Tossup.

    On May 15, the Dems threw away any chance they had at NE_02, and CNN is silent still. Left it tossup even though others have moved it from tossup to lean R.

  1318. DW says:

    Finally a new slate of Senate race matchup polls!

    Ohio Senate
    James Renacci (R) 44%
    Sherrod Brown (D-Inc) 46%

    Indiana Senate
    Mike Braun (R) 48%
    Joe Donnelly (D-Inc) 45%

    Pennsylvania Senate
    Lou Barletta (R) 39%
    Bob Casey (D-Inc) 45%

    West Virginia Senate
    Patrick Morrisey (R) 47%
    Joe Manchin (D-Inc) 43%

    Tennessee Senate
    Marsha Blackburn (R) 46%
    Phil Bredesen (D) 45%

    North Dakota Senate
    Heitkamp, Heidi (D-Inc) 43%
    Kevin Cramer (R) 49%

    Missouri Senate
    Josh Hawley (R) 48%
    Claire McCaskill (D-Inc) 45%

    2018 Paladin Polling
    5/14 – 5/16/2018
    600 Likely voters per state

  1319. MichiganGuy says:

    Senator McCain:
    .
    Republicans
    Favorable 43%
    Unfavorable 52%
    .
    A whopping 62% of Republican voters want Senator McCain to step down from the U.S. Senate before May 30 so voters in Arizona can choose a successor to run for the seat in November.
    .
    Rasmussen Poll
    .
    https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/polls/2018/05/17/republican-voters-view-john-mccain-unfavorably-favor-step-down/

  1320. Chicon says:

    1361 – I guess they’re unaware he’s a war hero.

  1321. hugh says:

    on the Brett Baier roundtable last night I thought I was watching MSNBC. Nothing on the AG report, with three liberals on the panel.

  1322. mnw says:

    Chicon

    I’ve always been shy about posting my own thoughts about the war hero label. I don’t require my fair share of abuse, as Mick Jagger put it. Suffice it to say, there are military professionals, of whom Lt. McInerney is only one, who do not wholeheartedly accept that.

  1323. mnw says:

    sb “Lt. Gen.”

  1324. Chicon says:

    Understood, mnw. I guess it’s a nebulous definition. Being held at Hanoi Holton is, for me, a rebuttable presumption of that staus. I don’t know all the facts, though.

  1325. DW says:

    1368 – they are saying at least 8 dead.

  1326. Phil says:

    Stormy’s lawyers time on CNN just got cut in half. They now have to make air time available to David Hogg 24/7.

  1327. NYCmike says:

    It’s like a Dr. Seuss book.

    A-Hole#1: “I read it and understood it. You did not like my answer. You would vote for Trump regardless of party. You trust him. I do not.”

    A-Hole#2: “Bitter, it’s just that his ideology and his principles (?) are, hmmmm, “highly flexible”.

    Are you against flexibility?”

    -At least they haven’t gone the MD/Author/”CG”/Robbie/William Kristol route.

  1328. Chicon says:

    When is flexibility a good thing, and when isn’t it?

    Purity is not flexible – it’s a signature of a deadender. At the same time, showing flexibility is seen as inconsistency.

    I love this place.

  1329. Cash Cow TM says:

    “Cash Cow – They just think they are happy. They don’t know what they are missing. I could never live in a rural area…”
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
    give me land
    lots of land
    with the stary skys above

    don’t fence me in…

  1330. Mr.Vito says:

    “They don’t know what they are missing.”

    Apparently not much, since those people don’t even think they are happy.

  1331. Waingro says:

    “A whopping 62% of Republican voters want Senator McCain to step down from the U.S. Senate before May 30 so voters in Arizona can choose a successor to run for the seat in November.”

    Not me! I’m no fan of McCain as a senator, but if he leaves before the deadline, then the Republicans will have to defend TWO open seats in light/moderate red Arizona.

    It also increases the odds of getting a bad nominee in Ward and a disaster nominee in Arpaio.

  1332. NYCmike says:

    Waingro,

    Yes.

    I thought there was an article posted here last week speaking to that point, saying that McCain is doing Republicans a favor by waiting until after May 30…….if he does end up doing so.

    Until the clock strikes 05/31/2018 12:00:01, I await his decision.

  1333. DW says:

    1377 – I haven’t been following it. So if McCain holds on to life and doesn’t retire before 5/30, does that mean the Republican governor can appoint someone to fill out the rest of McCain’s term or not have to run until 2020?

    If that’s the case, then definitely hope he holds on.

  1334. Waingro says:

    #1379, DW: that is correct. And I have a feeling that pollster didn’t tell the Republican respondents of that fact!

    They all just want McCain gone “NOW!!” and are not thinking things through would be my guess.

  1335. DW says:

    1380 – now praying fervently for McCain! Pray for his doctors. Pray for his caregivers.

    But McCain being McCain, he will probably revive a little, last through 5/31, 11:59 pm, and just before the clock strikes midnight announce his retirement to win favor with the media, and then he will expire 6/1 12:01 am.

  1336. NYCmike says:

    DW,

    That is a bit over the top, don’t you think?

  1337. NYCmike says:

    News headline: Heller paid son $52,000 last 2 years for campaign work.

    The media are going to throw everything, the kitchen sink, the toilet bowl, the cat’s litter box, etc, at the Republican candidates out there.

    My question: will those people, like “CG” and Robbie, acknowledge that Trump has nothing to do with how the media treats Republicans?

    Will they also acknowledge that it is a better strategy to fight the media/Democrats with every tool (don’t want to say weapon, “CG” would think I was going to 5th Avenue for target practice) available, than to act like Dubya did, when he didn’t fight back at all?

  1338. Wes says:

    So Heller paid his son to work on his campaign.

    Presumably the son would be a loyal worker who would try to get his dad elected.

    Exactly why does NYT think this is noteworthy?

  1339. DW says:

    1382 – Obviously, not being serious…I do wish McCain well. Just pointing out his lifelong pattern of letting us down when we need him, and his pandering to the media. I was simply crafting a possible exit from this life in a way that would be classic McCain.

  1340. Wes says:

    Grimes and Beshear are both contemplating challenging Bevin for KY-Gov in 2019.

    Beshear would be the stronger candidate, but I think Bevin would be a favorite against either. The KYDP is becoming about as irrelevant to its state’s politics as the CAGOP.

  1341. DW says:

    And of course Dems never quit. McCain could last past the deadline, then retire and some Obama-appointed activist judge could just legislate from the bench and demand an immediate election and demand the GOP nominate Joe Arpaio.

  1342. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    VOX had an excellent article about the “No Notoriety” campaign regarding school shootings.

    “Finland provides a model that the American media might take note of. After two school shootings in the towns of Jokela (2007) and Kauhajoki (2008), media organizations examined their practices and made some changes. The Finnish media had publicized the perpetrators’ manifestos — which, not so ironically, referenced the Columbine attackers — and provided wall-to-wall coverage of the killers. In the end, Finnish journalists adopted a policy similar to those proposed in the No Notoriety campaign. Some journalists protested, but the changes have largely stuck.”

    https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/2/22/17041382/school-shooting-media-coverage-perpetrator-parkland

    The Texas shooting involved a shooter with a shotgun and revolver.

  1343. mnw says:

    Heller:

    The only problem with paying a relative to work on your campaign is if govt $$$ were used, or it was a no-show boondoggle– a fraud on the donors. If either were true, I’m sure the NYT would’ve made that the headline.

  1344. Tina says:

    Jebots lose Cheetos Glenn Beck.

    Cheetos will vote for trump in 2020.

    Jebots will still vote Hillary

  1345. Tina says:

    The Penguin states that it was a good thing that the Obumbler admin surveilled the trump campaign.

  1346. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1392. “The Penguin states that it was a good thing that the Obumbler admin surveilled the trump campaign.”

    Since you have Penguin, is Batman also involved?

    If Batman is Trump; is Kushner Robin, and Melania the Cat Lady?

  1347. Bitterlaw says:

    Who is the Penguin? I lost my scorecard.

  1348. Mr.Vito says:

    The Penguin is Clapper.

  1349. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Mueller is taking too long in his investigation. Lets sum it up right here. Mrs. Peacock killed Professor Plum with the candlestick in the Library, with the help of Putin and the Russian bots.

  1350. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Guess I have to do all thinking around here.

  1351. NYCmike says:

    “and Melania the Cat Lady?”

    -Oh YEAH!

  1352. NYCmike says:

    Farm bills and immigration…..”deadenders” will be thrown around a lot in the next several days.

  1353. Mr.Vito says:

    So Ivanka is Bat Girl?

  1354. Mr.Vito says:

    Is Hillary the Scarecrow?

  1355. Bitterlaw says:

    But who is Col. Mustard?

  1356. JC says:

    I have an inkling hunch that McCain, being the slimeball only an @sshole could like, will announce retirement exactly one day before the special election deadline. For no other reason than to smite the ‘ungrateful rubes’ and force the GOP into defending an expensive seat.

    McCain’s the kind of vindictive person who would do that.

  1357. JC says:

    Heh, I see DW has a similar worry

  1358. Mr.Vito says:

    He’ll live. He’s not on Obamacare. No death panel…

    McConnell will plug him into life support personally.

  1359. Mr.Vito says:

    Are we allowed to say that, or will the McCainstone Cops be by shortly to pick me up?

  1360. Bitterlaw says:

    I respect McCain’s decades of service to this country. GFY.

  1361. Bitterlaw says:

    I thin