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Edwards Leads Primary Race in LA, but Below 50%

We have a new poll in the gubernatorial race in Louisiana from JMC Analytics that shows incumbent Jon Bel Edwards leading the two Republicans in both the jungle primary and runoff.

GOVERNOR – LOUISIANA – PRIMARY (JMC)
Jon Bel Edwards (D-inc) 38%
Ralph Abraham (R) 23%
Eddie Rispone 7%

GOVERNOR – LOUISIANA – RUNOFF (JMC)
Jon Bel Edwards (D-inc) 40%
Ralph Abraham (R) 36%

Jon Bel Edwards (D-inc) 41%
Eddie Rispone (R) 28%

This poll was done April 25-29 among 650 likely voters. For a compilation of polls in this race, click here.

Posted by Dave at 12:52 pm
Filed under: General | Comments (87)

87 Responses to “Edwards Leads Primary Race in LA, but Below 50%”

  1. Wes says:

    Edwards is in graver danger than I thought.

  2. VictrC says:

    number 2 two times in a row…

  3. jason says:

    Tariffs suck!

  4. jason says:

    I learned a lot from the last thread.

    Trump is a secret free trader (secret being the operating word)

    Tariffs (aka tax hikes) are a bargaining chip.

    The way to get to free trade is to keep escalating tariffs (higher and higher).

    Tariffs never worked, but now they will because the “economy is changing”.

    That is why I come here, my thirst for knowledge is always quenched.

  5. Chicon says:

    Tgca, are you aware of any examples where limited, targeted tariffs have been used to advance a country’s trade position? The Trade Deadenders always use widespread and permanent tariffs as comparison, which may or may not be instructive to this case

  6. jason says:

    We can’t let VictrC come in second three times in a row, it could go to his head.

  7. NYCmike says:

    “The canard that the US cannot promote free trade as a principle because there are other countries that don’t practice it is like saying we can’t promote free enterprise because some countries are still communist.”

    -More evidence that jason is a “free trade deandender”, and is not willing to understand the positions people are taking in regard to the Trump administration attempts to make free trade with China a reality.

    The United States can MOST DEFINITELY “promote free trade as a principle”, and they should especially do so while trying to do what Trump is doing right now.

    In fact, I have mentioned on here several times, and stated this to jason, that members of the Trump administration are actively calling for a reduction in ALL tariffs, and an opening of ALL markets in the same fashion that the United States has. I have heard Kudlow on radio shows countless times advocating for ZERO tariffs.

    BUT, jason will continue to quote Trump from the 1980’s, just like he mentioned, ad nauseam, how 54% of Trump’s donations went to Democrats.

    We saw how much that little tidbit mattered in the real world!

  8. NYCmike says:

    “We can’t let VictrC come in second three times in a row, it could go to his head.”

    -He will have to change his handle to “Alydar”.

  9. Chicon says:

    Mike, Jason consistently misrepresents the positions of others. Is it because he can’t read or is dishonest?

  10. jason says:

    “Limited and targeted” is hilarious.

    Trump’s blanket tariffs are neither limited or targeted, or as Tgca said, “moderate”

    And we don’t need Tgca to research anything, we have the facts right here:

    “TRUMP: “For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the USA of 25% on 50 Billion Dollars of High Tech, and 10% on 200 Billion Dollars of other goods. These payments are partially responsible for our great economic results.” — tweet Sunday.

    THE FACTS: This notion of a transfer of wealth from China to the U.S. isn’t happening.

    The burden of Trump’s tariffs on imports from China and other countries falls entirely on U.S. consumers and businesses that buy imports, says a study in March by economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Columbia University and Princeton University. By the end of last year, the study found, the public and U.S. companies were paying $3 billion a month in higher taxes and absorbing $1.4 billion a month in lost efficiency.

    Money from tariffs is going into the federal treasury, but it’s mostly — if not entirely — coming from U.S. businesses and consumers, not China, and it’s not a driver of economic growth but rather a risk to it. That’s why the stock market dropped Monday.

    A coalition of U.S. trade organizations representing retail businesses, tech, manufacturing and agriculture sharply disputed Trump’s statement. “For 10 months, Americans have been paying the full cost of the trade war, not China,” it said. “To be clear, tariffs are taxes that Americans pay, and this sudden increase with little notice will only punish U.S farmers, businesses and consumers.”TRUMP: “For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the USA of 25% on 50 Billion Dollars of High Tech, and 10% on 200 Billion Dollars of other goods. These payments are partially responsible for our great economic results.” — tweet Sunday.

  11. jason says:

    BUT, jason will continue to quote Trump from the 1980’s, just like he mentioned, ad nauseam, how 54% of Trump’s donations went to Democrats. ”

    I just quoted Trump on Sunday, is that recent enough for you.

    I believe the “tariffs are the greatest” was 2018.

    And tell me, did not Trump contribute 54% of his donations to Democrats including Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer as late as like 2010?

  12. jason says:

    Trump administration attempts to make free trade with China a reality.”

    Ah yes, back to f–kng for virginity.

  13. NYCmike says:

    “And tell me, did not Trump contribute 54% of his donations to Democrats including Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer as late as like 2010?”

    -I have agreed that this is the case EVERY TIME you ask.

    Why do you keep asking?

    The last 2+ years have shown that my opinion about how important (actually, NOT important) this factoid is was correct, and the last 2+ years also showed that you mentioning it over and over made no sense, just like I advised you.

    When the hole gets to Shanghai, are you going to keep digging?

  14. Chicon says:

    Jason points out that tariffs are paid by consumers. No kidding.

  15. jason says:

    I thought Trump said they were paid by China.

    In reality:

    “To be clear, tariffs are taxes that Americans pay, and this sudden increase with little notice will only punish U.S farmers, businesses and consumers.”

  16. jason says:

    The last 2+ years have shown that my opinion about how important (actually, NOT important) this factoid is was correct, and the last 2+ years also showed that you mentioning it over and over made no sense, just like I advised you.”

    Oh it made a lot of sense.

    It certainly ties in with Trump’s AFL-CIO agenda on trade, his proposed $2 trillion boondoggle of Dem pork barrel projects, and his theory that deficits don’t matter, just print money.

    Let’s not get carried away. On these important issues, Trump is no conservative. I was certainly right to oppose him on trade issues, my worst fears have indeed come to pass.

    I have already given him credit, many times, that to my surprise he has appointed conservative judges, reduced taxes, and pursued energy independence, while reducing regulations. In these also important areas, he has taken a conservative position, and I am happy I was wrong.

  17. Tina says:

    From Representative Guam will tip over:

    Dem Hank Johnson: How we can impeach without getting the documents? So we must get this document. The American people expect us to do it. Once we get it our hearings can continue and lead to whatever they may lead to, including impeachment.”

  18. Chicon says:

    The burden of a trade war impacts the people of a country? Who knew?

  19. jason says:

    The burden of a trade war impacts the people of a country? Who knew?”

    I am glad you know more than Trump…

    “TRUMP: “For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the USA of 25% on 50 Billion Dollars of High Tech, and 10% on 200 Billion Dollars of other goods. These payments are partially responsible for our great economic results.” — tweet Sunday.”

  20. jason says:

    Now if we can get to acknowledging nobody “wins” trade wars, we will be getting somewhere.

    Baby steps, baby steps.

  21. jason says:

    Is it because he can’t read or is dishonest?”

    I will answer that when Chicon tells us if he stopped beating his wife.

  22. jason says:

    “And tell me, did not Trump contribute 54% of his donations to Democrats including Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer as late as like 2010?”

    -I have agreed that this is the case EVERY TIME you ask.

    Why do you keep asking?”

    Heh, you were the one that brought it up, see your post # 7.

  23. Chicon says:

    20 – no dice. The Chinese have been in a trade war for a long time. They’re doing quite well.

  24. VictrC says:

    Jason…too late!! I am herein proclaiming myself Spartacus and am declaring my intention to run in D Primary.

  25. NYCmike says:

    “Heh, you were the one that brought it up, see your post # 7.”

    -Yes, I brought it up to highlight the silliness of that argument……..and then you used that same reasoning, seriously, once again.

    Either way, I am glad that you will vote Trump in 2020.

    Thanks.

    I will send you a Hillary coffee mug as a sign of my appreciation. 🙂

  26. Tgca says:

    Ok. Next topic Jadon…as this one on tariffs is getting worn.

    Let’s discuss the impact of eating veggie Beyond Meat Burgers vs slaughtering innocent animals for consumption. I’m totally coming to this with an open mind regardless of how many innocent lives have been ended to support your personal selfish consumption habits. I will not bring any bias or pre-judgment to this discussion regarding these poor suffering and terrified animals, and the shame you should feel. Nope! I will have an open mind on this topic.

  27. Tina says:

    Sessions just came out saying there was spying, contradicting apparently Wrong Wray.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/jeff-sessions-sides-with-barr-about-spying

  28. Tina says:

    Most corrupt committee in congress.

    John Cardillo
    @johncardillo
    ·
    15m
    Instead of harassing Don Jr., why isn’t
    @SenatorBurr
    and SSCI investigating how
    @SenFeinstein
    had a Chinese spy as a driver for 20 yrs while she was both a member and chair of the committee?

    Burr has been dead silent on that while continuing to work with Dems against Trump.

  29. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    23. “The Chinese have been in a trade war for a long time. They’re doing quite well.”

    That is because until Trump no one shot back.

  30. mnw says:

    “Just improve your shoddy, overpriced merchandise!” is what China has ALWAYS said, ever since 1968, when Nixon opened up bilateral trade.

    jason has bought right into their party line.

  31. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    27. “Let’s discuss the impact of eating veggie Beyond Meat Burgers vs slaughtering innocent animals for consumption.”

    Your so right Tgca, those evil humans.

    “The world would be such a wonderful place without human beings. Just animals breathing clean air & eating each other.”
    — Pat Sajak

  32. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    31. Yes, and pay your employees very low wages; work them 12-14 hours a day; in substandard and often hazardous conditions. Bribe the local officials so they look the other way, and regularly quote Mao’s little red book.

  33. mnw says:

    Trump got a good decision yesterday on a VERY VERY important immigration case… from the 9th Circuit!… and there have been multiple sightings of flying pigs.

  34. Tgca says:

    32

    GFY SDC. …and I say that wth great love and respect for you too.

    I never said anything about getting rid of human beings…perhaps I would make an exception for controlled extinction of those from California, Taxachoosets, NY, and NJ but otherwise, I’m against controlled extinction.

  35. Tgca says:

    Flying pigs…uh oh. Don’t tell Jadon that. He’ll be out on the next plane to CA.

  36. Waingro says:

    Trump at highest RCP average approval since March of 2017: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html

  37. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    33. “I never said anything about getting rid of human beings”

    Yes, but your advocating a diet that will doom the species.

  38. Tina says:

    Kurt Schlichter
    @KurtSchlichter
    ·
    26m
    If anyone wants to understand why the base despises the RINOs, this subpoena of
    @DonaldJTrumpJr
    is Exhibit A.

  39. Chicon says:

    30 – don’t tell The Ostriches…..

  40. Messy says:

    29. Ah!!! donnie JR is getting a subpoena from the Republicans now!!!!!! https://www.axios.com/senate-intelligence-committee-donald-trump-jr-subpoena-russia-9c9ed1e6-63e4-4796-91c4-a20082e991d2.html

    and NUNES (!) wants the itel parts of the UNREDACTED Meuller report. https://www.axios.com/house-intelligence-schiff-nunes-mueller-counterintelligence-29e788d0-8db4-4b25-bbf1-0b3d0dab3d1e.html

    Wooo hoo1111 (case closed my ass!)

  41. Tgca says:

    38. Starvation?

    Uh…millions of vegetarians or folks with minimal consumption beyond their nutritional needs in the world in many cultures, and they’re not starving. Not that I recommend it, but many cultures also thrive on soy bean as a main source of their protein because “flesh” food is less available to them so it’s used more scarcely in their diets.

    You do know that prior to a few hundred years ago, folks survived on much less food than consumed today, riiiiight? In fact, thousands of years ago folks survived on one meal every day or less due to availability and lack of storage.

    The moral of the story is:

    Eat to Live and not Live to Eat

    This is why I worry about obesity and heart disease for my friends like Jadon. I think Mrs. Jadon has upped the insurance on him and keeps giving him extra servings purposely with a big smile.

  42. mnw says:

    41

    We don’t feed three-iii’d trolls.

  43. Tgca says:

    So the Dems vote to hold Barr in contempt? After a distinguished career as a law enforecement leader they are going to try and smear this man for upholding DOJ precedent? Does Mueller realize now how he erred? He has put Barr and the entire justice system at risk because of his inability to complete his job. Why did he take the job if he couldn’t complete it? The courts will now have to step in and decide on an issue that has been longstanding practice by the DOJ. This is absurd! I pray the IG and AG investigations results are released soon so folks can see to the extent that the Trump investigation was a hoax and purely political.

    Please tell me how Dems plan to win over Indies in 2020 by squandering an opportunity to close this chapter and move on. It’s as if their mantra is “elect me so I can do nothing but investigate Trump even though the special prosecutor failed to find a crime to charge. I don’t care about doing anything else in Congress.”

    https://www.newsmax.com/headline/williambarr-contempt-of-congress/2019/05/08/id/915156/

  44. Tina says:

    Trump Rally in Florida tonite, mnw.

    Bound to be some bombs thrown at the drats, coup plotters, scheme Team (Fib, communist intelligence agency)

  45. lisab says:

    alyssa milano is going after wendy’s for not protecting female farmworkers from sexual assault

    does wendy’s actually own farms?

  46. mnw says:

    Tina

    I didn’t know that. I read so much stuff for so long, I feel like I’m in a combat zone, & I’ve got battle fatigue.

    Trump’s energy is just one of the wonders of the world. I’m jealous of him in that respect, but then… he doesn’t drink, so there’s that.

  47. Tina says:

    Mnw, Panama City t9 be exact.

  48. lisab says:

    congressional investigators now looking into potentially false statements made by

    ** mueller **

    i suspect that some of these investigations may be politically motivated

  49. Tina says:

    Gosh, why is comedy out there on nbc today and doing a cn and n town hall?

    Is he running for President?

  50. Tgca says:

    So now the idiot senator from NC, Senator Burr just played into the Dems hands and gave them a major gift by subpoenaing Trump Jr.

    2 years after he testified, where Burr himself agreed to one time testimony only where Trump Jr spent 9 hours answering all their questions, he wants to bring him back and discuss conflicts that Cohen told them about Russia? Really? Even after Mueller found no collusion on part of the Trump clan? He now wants to re-open collusion investigation?

    What is he thinking? He just put McConnell and the 2020 senate at jeopardy by contradicting McConnell and now folks are calling for McConnell to remove Burr for being an idiot and extending the investigation into collusion further. Burr will be broadly supported by the Dems and if he finds no conflict, he will be accused of bowing to pressure to protect the GOP and Trump. This was beyond stupid. In addition, expect 24/7 MSM distortion and claiming what are they hiding, and to re-open the investigation, and enhance impeachment talks.

    Cohen has absolutely no credibility and now Burr cannot walk this back, and if McConnell removes him, it will be another scandal. The GOP loses either way on this non-event.

    This hurts the GOP senate and voters are going to be furious that the GOP let this happen. Burr just provided 2020 senate GOP challengers on the Dem side a tool to challenge them.

    The GOP base is furious over this developement. McConnell is up for election and he looks incompetent for allowing this to happen on his watch without squashing it.

    Why did Burr wait until the investigation was closed by DOJ to do this? What an idiot!

  51. Chicon says:

    Tgca, he’s Wes’s Senator. He talks about Bitter tolerating bad politicians in New Jersey (a state in which merely desires a 2nd home), so I’m sure he’ll explain his support for Barr.

  52. Tgca says:

    Chicon

    It’s so stoopid what Burr did. Almost, incomprehensible. He had 2 years to follow up with Trump Jr. He waits until after the DOJ closes the case, and now he effectively re-opened it and gives Dems a major weapon to use against the Senate that the Dems and the MSM can use against 2020 GOP Senators up for re-election. All politicians make mistakes but this is an enormous blunder. The idiot should resign.

    I hope the rest of the GOP senate publicly scold and make it clear that this was neither warranted and a major mistake. He should be strongly rebuked.

    Unfortunately, he can’t walk it back and must now proceed. If Trump Jr fails to attend, will they recommend prosecution?

    Stoopid!…and where the hades was McConnell? He looks extremely incompetent now and folks are calling for him to either remove Burr from the Committee or step down as majority leader.

  53. Tgca says:

    I think this takes the cake for the dumbest thing I can think a GOP Senator has done in the last decade with regard to their responsibilities.

    He has outdone Flake and Romney in stoopid things to hurt your party and help the enemy, and yes, the Dems are the enemy of both the GOP and the people on this matter because they would love to watch the economy go sour and people lose jobs just to gain points on collusion.

  54. Phil says:

    Tgca is entirely right. Burr just pulled a Flake. Why he would choose to be Warner’s b*tch is beyond me. Another GOP useful idiot. Democrats laughing like hell.

  55. Chicon says:

    Agree with Tgca and Phil – complete bone head maneuver by Barr.

    Jason, Wes and Bitter will be along soon to tell us that he’s been elected by the people and immune from criticism.

  56. mnw says:

    Chicom

    Rooting for the AV’s (barf!*) in Game 7 tonite, because the Blues would have home ice if AV’s win. Not so with Sharks. I haven’t watched any of this series previously, but to my casual-hockey-fan eye, the Sharks look obviously better.

    *(Stan Kroenke owns the AV’s. He moved the Rams to wherever the hell they play now. Somewhere out in lotus land.)

    The Blues/Stars series was a TV ratings phenomenon in STL, btw. Not so in Dallas.

  57. mnw says:

    Sorry. sb “Chicon.” I know u r not a Chicom.

  58. NYCmike says:

    mnw,

    Sorry, but looking for the Sharks to get to the next level. I lived in San Fran for a bit, at a time when my sis and her young family were there, and went to several games with my niece and nephew at the Shark Tank. Great times!

  59. Chicon says:

    Mnw, over the years with the Hawks I gave up on trying to wish for a certain opponent – things turned out too unpredictable. Avs have the best player remaining in the West in MacKinnon. He’s incredible. But I think the Sharks are the better team. Sharks goalie is shaky, though. I also used to enjoy the Hawks starting on the road – less pressure on them in the 1st two games. So who knows?

  60. mnw says:

    Well… I predict you’ll get your wish for Sharks to advance.

    Agree with you about their goalie… not Ben Bishop. God in heaven! Am I glad to see the last of HIM!

    They say the Shark Tank is the worst venue in the NHL for the visiting team. They also said Winnipeg was #2, so… there’s that. Didn’t help da Jets much.

  61. mnw says:

    Fun to watch a game when u don’t care that much who wins. Quite a contrast to last nite.

  62. Tgca says:

    Stop with all this useless talk about sports teams. This is not a sports site. We should dedicate our time here to discuss important topics like ABORTION and the nutritional, health, and humanely compassionate benefits of eating a well-balanced vegetarian diet.

    Thank you very much!

  63. mnw says:

    And CHUCK CONNORS’ junk!

  64. mnw says:

    Mike

    Saw that, thx. It’s had 300,000 hits today, I read. The video with the boy crying. I think the explosion of noise all of a sudden terrified him!

  65. Tgca says:

    65. Mnw

    Sorry! I apologize. I will rephrase below.

    Stop with all this useless talk about sports teams. This is not a sports site. We should dedicate our time here to discuss important topics like:

    1. ABORTION
    2. the nutritional, health, and humanely compassionate benefits of eating a well-balanced vegetarian diet
    3. Chuck Connors’ junk
    4. Marco Rubio’s foam parties attendance
    5. …and all other gay matters but only when our resident authority on all things gay, LisaB, is present

    Thank you very much!

  66. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    67. I would suggest different priorities.

    1. How to cook tasty prime rib.
    2. How to cook tasty top sirloin.
    3. How to cook tasty lamb.
    4. Learning effective meat carving.

    And finally, here is a video of how the Australian military executed “Operation Boomerang” to make sure all Australian citizens were able to eat lamb on Australia Day.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFj5btBluNc

  67. Tina says:

    Burr is being slammed by his fellow Rs. I don’t necessarily blame him, it is that many members on the SSIC are corrupt. Trump will just ignore the subpoena. He had a deal that they reneged on- that he testify only once.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/top-republican-lawmakers-in-both-chambers-slam-senate-intel-chairman-richard-burr-for-issuing-don-jr-subpoena/

  68. jason says:

    Jason, Wes and Bitter will be along soon to tell us that he’s been elected by the people and immune from criticism.”

    Criticism is for weaklings. Let’s just go ahead and replace him with a liberal Democrat.

  69. jason says:

    e should dedicate our time here to discuss important topics like ABORTION”

    I agree. I think the AFL-CIO conservatives need more time to explain how killing whales is good for the species because it gives the remaining whales more space in the ocean to swim in.

    Or is it that the purpose of tariffs is to get to free trade..

    Something like that.

  70. jason says:

    My take is that they hysteria about Trump Jr. is unjustified.

    Let him testify, call Cohen a convicted felon and liar, and be done with it.

    Whining about the subpoena just makes it look like he has something to hide.

    What he should say is, look, you don’t need a subpoena, I will be happy to come back and state my prior testimony stands.

  71. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    This is unbelievably encouraging. These adolescents are smarter than most of their parents. They refused to be political pawns. Bravo!

    https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2019/05/09/gun-control-group-brady-apologizes-to-students-at-stem-school-highlands-ranch-for-politicizing-vigil/

  72. jason says:

    chat 11 comments

    A promotional video put out by President Trump years ago throws cold water on the New York Times’ exclusive “bombshell” report about Trump’s taxes showing “staggering” business losses of more than $1 billion from 1985 through 1994.

    In the video, Trump freely admitted that he was “billions of dollars in debt” during that time period.

    So much for the NYT bombshell that Trump lost money in the 80’s. There is a video of him saying that himself.

    “I’m Donald Trump and I’m the largest real estate developer in New York. I own buildings all over the place, model agencies, the Miss Universe Pageant, jetliners, golf courses, casinos, and private resorts like Mar-a-Lago — one of the most spectacular estates anywhere in the world,” the bombastic billionaire boasted. “But it wasn’t always so easy. About thirteen years ago, I was seriously in trouble. I was billions of dollars in debt. But I fought back and I won — big league!” he declared.

  73. jason says:

    The first two paragraphs above should be in quotes.

  74. Chicon says:

    May 9, and the award for worst analogy has been clinched.

  75. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    I am heartbroken about Marie Harf’s departing FOX News. Her intellect and beauty were overwhelming.In the Obama Administration, she earned her chops by creating Hashtag Militancy against our adversaries like Boko Harem!

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/marie-harf-leaving-fox-new-to-join-2020-democratic-campaign

  76. dblaikie says:

    77 Maybe Shep Smith will leave fox in order to work for Beto or to be the official spokesperson for Maise Herono.

    On another matter the dem TDS obsession with all the contempt citations, rudeness, and just plain stupidity is reaping rewards. For those of you who love polls RCP says Trump enjoys his highest ratings in over two years. With this in mind we need more proudobamcans and wormtongues.

  77. DW says:

    Another rough day ahead for Democrats. Another 10,000+ babies will be born today in the USA and nothing was done to kill them. Adding to their frustration is the fact that they will be born boys or girls.

  78. jason says:

    May 9, and the award for worst analogy has been clinched.”

    Hey, Ma, it’s early and we already caught a whopper.

  79. jason says:

    1. How to cook tasty prime rib.
    2. How to cook tasty top sirloin.
    3. How to cook tasty lamb.
    4. Learning effective meat carving.”

    Ahhhh.. I love the smell of butchering in the morning.

  80. jason says:

    Speaking of which, roast leg of lamb will the main course for Mother’s Day.

    Thinking of grilling a few racks of baby back ribs too as an appetizer. My wife said that is too much food so I countered with “you are not my mother”.

    I hope I will be out of the doghouse in time to enjoy lunch on Sunday.

  81. DW says:

    Here is the current RCP average of the 22 communists competing for the chance to continue Obama’s agenda of destroying the country:

    1 Biden 41.4
    2 Sanders 14.6
    3 Warren 8.0
    4 Harris 7.0
    5 Buttigieg 6.6
    6 O’Rourke 4.4
    7 Booker 2.6
    8 Klobuchar 1.4
    9 Yang 0.8
    10 Castro 0.8
    11 Gabbard 0.8
    12 Inslee 0.6
    13 Gillibrand 0.6
    14 Delaney 0.6
    15 Ryan 0.6
    16 Hickenlooper 0.2
    17 Williamson 0.0
    18 Swalwell 0.0
    19 Gravel 0.0
    20 Messam 0.0
    21 Moulton 0.0
    22 Bennet 0.0
    23 Ojeda Dropped out

  82. DW says:

    For Bitter…from the archives:

    The greatest moment I ever observed watching girl’s coach-pitch softball.

    The fat girl on the team named Emily steps to the plate, two outs, runners on first and second. First pitch, an uninterested swing and a miss. Second pitch, another wild swing and a miss. Third pitch, swing and a miss–coach interrupts saying give her another one, that pitch was too far outside. Another pitch, Emily swings wildly again, this time managing to get a piece of it and the ball rolls two feet out in front of home plate.

    Everyone hollers RUN! and Emily almost startles in fright as she realizes they are yelling at her, so she starts moving her mass slowly toward first. She picks up steam as the catcher attempts the throw to first, but the ball is thrown well wide of first base and down the right field line.

    The first base coach hollers RUN! RUN TO SECOND!

    Emily is confused, because she has never run this far before. She turns and starts toward second, trying to find it. Finally she gets there but everyone is hollering for her to keep running because the right fielder bobbled the ball. Emily starts up again, noticeably laboring, and slowly making her way to third. The ball finally arrives, but the player at third misses the throw and it goes into foul territory.

    The third base coach frantically waves his arms and hollers KEEP GOING! RUN!

    Emily cannot run any more, but sort of jog-walks toward home. The girl at third finally finds the ball, hurls it toward home but Emily touches the plate before the catcher can bring down the high throw.

    Emily grabs her bat, and hollers up into the stands, MOM I’M THE BEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM! CAN WE GET ICE CREAM AFTER THE GAME!?

  83. jason says:


    @RepJerryNadler

    Just joined the #walkout of the House chamber to protest the shameful, politically-motivated GOP vote holding AG Holder in contempt
    1,658
    5:06 PM – Jun 28, 2012″

  84. mnw says:

    RAS is 49/50 today, but -3 on ‘strongly appv/disappv.’

    I don’t think Trump has gotten up to -3 very often. Lately he’s been hovering around -5, -6. Could just be noise, of course.