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Warren Leads Biden by 2% in IA

The latest poll from the Des Moines Register is out this evening and it shows Elizabeth Warren leading Joe Biden by 2% wit only Bernie Sanders joining them in double digits.

PRESIDENT – IOWA – DEM CAUCUS (DMR)
Elizabeth Warren 22%
Joe Biden 20%
Bernie Sanders 11%
Pete BUttigieg 9%
Kamala Harris 6%
Amy Klobuchar 3%
Cory Booker 3%
Tulsi Gabbard 2%
Beto O’Rourke 2%
Tom Steyer 2%
Andrew Yang 2%
Everyone Else 1% or less

This poll was done September 14-18 among 602 likely caucus goers.

Posted by Dave at 9:09 pm
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202 Responses to “Warren Leads Biden by 2% in IA”

  1. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1st

  2. Phil says:

    Beto at 2%. Guess the getting the AR-15s wasn’t enough. Maybe he ought to go after handguns too….and the BB guns….and squirt guns.

  3. Tina says:

    Rudy Giuliani
    @RudyGiuliani
    · 56m
    Notice a pattern Dems call Mueller, Mueller falls apart. Dems attack Kavanaugh,but victim doesn’t remember. Dems accuse @realDonaldTrump of threatening Ukraine with holding back money, but he didn’t. Biden did . “When first you practice to deceive…” more traps ahead.

  4. Tina says:

    More Traps.

  5. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Here is the ABC news story about Hunter Biden and his contract with the Ukrainian energy firm. There was also questionable dealings involving a Chinese firm as well. Hunter Biden’s activities resemble those of the Clinton Foundation in many ways.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH_sdTC7Anw

  6. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    The Ukraine whisleblower matter gets sleazier by the day. This Susan Ferrchio article shows that the Democrats had knowledge of the whistleblower complaint PRIOR to notification from the IG.
    Of course, in the middle of all of this is Mr. Pencilneck, Little Adam Schiff.
    My take based on the timeline is a set-up between the Congressional Democrats and the whistleblower and I have not ruled out the IG as a bad actor in this story.

  7. Hugh says:

    Schitt for brains exhausts me. I hope at some point our side gets some justice.

  8. Tina says:

    There is no whistleblower. The person has to have witnessed it within a department. Not overheard it from Joe Leaker.

    Moreover, the protections apply within an agency.

    It does not apply to a President.

    If the person has concerns with the presidents acrions, he one she could elect to run for office.

  9. jason says:

    I guess Antonio Brown is following the Aaron Hernandez guidebook on how to throw away 40 million dollars.

    “Will not be playing in the @NFL anymore these owners can cancel deals do whatever they want at anytime we will see if the @NFLPA hold them accountable sad they can just void guarantees anytime going on 40m 2 months will see if they pay up !”

  10. Phil says:

    Antonio Brown plays the race card in 5…4…3…2…1……

  11. John says:

    How in the world does a quarterback throw nine (9!) touchdown passes and still loses (Washington State) the game?

  12. jason says:

    Bernie Sanders’ New Plan Wipes Out $81 Billion of Americans’ Existing Medical Debt”

    Why stop there?

    How about credit card debt and mortgages?

  13. jason says:

    How in the world does a quarterback throw nine (9!) touchdown passes and still loses (Washington State) the game?”

    Fewer points?

  14. John says:

    #14
    Or not enough points. I guess 9 td passes today doesn’t quite hold up like 9 td passes did before.

  15. jason says:

    On December 13, 1983 the Denver Nuggets scored 184 points at home against the Pistons.

    Yeah, they still lost, 186-184.

  16. Bitterlaw says:

    Wow. Eagles score 3. Then lions run back the kickoff for a TD. They must think only 2nd half points matter.

  17. Robbie says:

    Rebecca Ballhaus
    @rebeccaballhaus

    Trump CONFIRMS @wsj report that he discussed Biden w/the Ukrainian president in their July call. Says their conversation was largely congratulatory” and “largely the fact that we don’t want our people like VP Biden and his son creating to the corruption already in the Ukraine.”

    – Jason fraud and the other Trump shills when this story first broke: This is just more fake news. Trump isn’t stupid enough to abuse his presidential power in such a brazen way. This is just another witch hunt.

    Jason fraud and the other Trump shills after Trump admits he attempted to coerce the president of a foreign power to investigate his political rival: What’s the big deal? This is an awesome move by Trump. It would have been impeachable if Obama or Hillary did it, but the rules are different when Trump puts a R after his name.

  18. lisab says:

    lets do a thought experiment …

    imagine vp biden and his son get caught shaking down a foreign country for a bribe

    how will the dem trolls try to blame trump?

    oh wait …

  19. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    19. Trump had every right to suggest to the Ukrainians that they investigate the highly questionable conduct of Hunter Biden. The claim that a president has to keep quiet about the corrupt conduct of a former vice president’s family is absurd. Is there something to hide here?

  20. lisab says:

    it is just a lot easier to be morally indignant

    when the vice president is not on camera bragging about bullying ukraine

  21. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Trump’s job approval rating in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll is 45%, which is also his RCP average.

  22. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “when the vice president is not on camera bragging about bullying ukraine”

    The Ukraine just didn’t understand that Hunter Biden deserved the $50,000 monthly payment for being on the board of its natural gas company, despite knowing nothing about the industry, and having a crack cocaine habit.

  23. lisab says:

    this could knock biden out

    which solidifies warren as the war chief

  24. lisab says:

    this could knock biden out

    which solidifies warren as the war chieftess

  25. lisab says:

    this could knock biden out

    which solidifies warren as they/them war chieftess

  26. Tina says:

    Russian Stooge and Jebot friend, Schiffles, needs to be investigated for his leaks and ties to Ed Buck, a Major Clinton Donor.

  27. Tina says:

    Breaking

    Granite Graham calls for a doj investigation into the Biden’s,

    Seems like multiple felonies were committed here.

    Money Laundering,
    Conspiracy
    Obstruction.

  28. Phil says:

    The Never Trumpers and Democrats would get a lot more mileage out of these “scandals” if Robbie’s media pals hadn’t whiffed on one hit job after another for the last three years……but yeah, Robbie, this is really, really, really, really, really, really, really really, really, really, really, really, really, really, the one that does Trump in. Just like was each of the hundred collusion stories, porn star stories, and all the other weeklyTrump hit pieces you breathlessly ran over here with on a weekly basis was going to be “the one”. When the NYT Washington Post, CNN, NBC, etc make fools out of themselves on a daily basis by either just making crap up or continually over sensationalizing anything anti Trump they can get their grubby mitts on, you can forgive the electorate for not just automatically swallowing whole this or any other Trump “scandal”. That’s what happens when the MSM shreds their credibility for a full three years making a mockery of journalism. It hasn’t helped that it’s just been a week since the NYT got caught in a blatant effort to smear a sitting SC Justice. People aren’t stupid. They know the MSM has an agenda – So do you but the difference is you just don’t care. For you, the end absolutely justifies the means.

  29. Hugh says:

    18. Did you read what u posted what coercion? This will blow up big-time on Biden. Why pay 600k a year for a no nothing coke addict to be a board member of a traded company? It may not be illegal but any idiot knows what it’s about.

  30. Bitterlaw says:

    Robbie is right that HHR would have howled if Obama did what Trump is alleged to have done.

    SDC is right that Trump could do what he allegedly did.

    Both can be true.

  31. Tina says:

    TheLastRefuge Retweeted

    Jennifer Jacobs
    @JenniferJJacobs
    ·
    29m
    Trump received the endorsement of India’s Narendra Modi as they shared a stage in Houston, walking hand in hand in a rock-star-like show to address more than 50,000 Indian Americans—an influential voter base,
    @archchaudhary
    writes.

    https://bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-09-22/india-s-pm-modi-endorses-trump-to-indian-americans?__twitter_impression=true

  32. Tina says:

    When do the jebots commence their smears on IG, Michael Horowitz?

  33. dblaikie says:

    It seems to me that this whistleblower stuff is taking surprising turns. With the media the way they are, there is no way they would have ever investigated Uncle Joe over the Ukraine. I am not a conspiracy person, but it just appears that the upshot of this stuff is that Trump didn’t really do anything impeachable with the President’s Article 2 powers, and in the end it is going to hurt Biden and make the dems look even more like the keystone cops. Who knows maybe this whole thing has been engineered not by Schiff but instead by Trump.

  34. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw,

    What did Trump do?

    I haven’t followed much.

    Did Trump deny doing whatever it is that Robbie is yapping about?

  35. Hugh says:

    What a joke? Trump wants a coke addict investigated whose dad was acting vp. It appears he offered nothing to Ukrainians. It’s pretty clear Ukrainians worked overtime for Hillary. Her foundation received more money from Ukraine than any other country. That is a country that is broke. So I guess who cares if it’s the Dems. So faceless career bureaucrats can spend all there energy and Intel to bring someone down and half the people here seem ok with it. I hope one day all of those people have the gov crawling up there hind ends and while they take partial info to try and destroy you. I’ve dealt with regulators they are self righteous unaccountable inept jerks with unlimited resources. I hope you get a taste of what it is like. I hope they start with Robbie.

  36. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    34. “Who knows maybe this whole thing has been engineered not by Schiff but instead by Trump.”

    Over the last several weeks, the Trump campaign has been attacking Biden. They issued a video of his gaffes. Trump has been trying to get the press to focus on Hunter Biden’s questionable activities in the Ukraine for some time. Suddenly they are on the front page, because of an anonymous “whistle blower” who the press though would destroy Trump. The liberal press was just had.

  37. jason says:

    I see Amoral Scumbag is upset his latest “scandal”is falling apart.

    I guess he can always go back to Stormy.

  38. jason says:

    Has anyone checked in on Bitter.

    He lost his job and now the Lions beat the Eagles at home.

  39. NYCmike says:

    https://twitter.com/PlaysTrumpCard/status/1175822378795970560

    Trump colluding with another foreign government…..

  40. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The question now is will any of the Democratic candidates attempt a knock-out blow on Biden in the October debate, by bringing up the Hunter Biden issue? And if they do, will the other candidates join in like a band of hungry hyenas?

    If Biden was knocked out of the race, who would the more moderate Democrats support, a candidate already running or will they try and get a new candidate to run?

  41. jason says:

    t would have been impeachable if Obama or Hillary did it,”

    LOL

    Does Amoral Scumbag actually think a private conversation by Obama or Hillary with a foreign leader would have seen the light of day in the MSM?

    Really?

  42. jason says:

    Note Amoral Scumbag is using the MSM word “coercion” when there is no evidence whatsoever there was any “coercion”.

  43. jason says:

    Coercion is the new collusion.

  44. Bitterlaw says:

    The Eagles gave the Lions 13 points and lost by 3. I know that blaming referees is for losers but the Eagles were called for offensive pass interference 4 times today. Refs almost never called it in the past. If they did, Michael Irvin would not be in the HOF.

    The good news is that I found a good suicide method that could look natural or like an accident. The bad news is that if it failed, I could end in a coma. I will shelve that one.

  45. lisab says:

    Does Amoral Scumbag actually think a private conversation by Obama or Hillary with a foreign leader would have seen the light of day in the MSM?
    ——————

    well … obama did tell the russians he would have more flexibility to give them stuff after the election on a hot mic

    but no, he did not get impeached for it

  46. jason says:

    I didn’t see the game, but I read where the Eagles dropped 7 passes.

    Last week there were a couple dropped passes too. So either the receivers suck or Wentz is putting too much english on the ball.

  47. Bitterlaw says:

    Their 2 best receivers were out due to injuries. Wentz put the ball right in their hands. Apparently, that is not enough.

  48. jason says:

    In the game I am watching the Steelers have been the beneficiary of 6 turnovers and still can’t win the game.

  49. lisab says:

    I didn’t see the game, but I read where the Eagles dropped 7 passes.

    —————-

    you know, if you let a little air out of the ball it is easier to catch … just saying

  50. jason says:

    The Steelers and the Broncos are 0-3.

    The Lions and 49ers are 3-0.

    I blame Trump.

  51. Tina says:

    Jebots blame Mulehead for “allowing” Trump to commit “crimes.”

  52. Bitterlaw says:

    If the Eagles won, I would be watching football tonight. Instead, I am watching the Emmy Awards. I have seen very few of the shows so it is pretty strange.

  53. lisab says:

    romney is very concerned,

    just like robbie

  54. jason says:

    Wicked Tuna Outer Banks and Life Below Zero.

    Emmys? Man-up, A-hole.

  55. jason says:

    Romney is a horse’s ass….I am beginning to think he has as much character as Amoral Scumbag.

    Nahhh…

  56. Cash Cow TM says:

    OK…

    Let’s speculate.
    Who is going to come out the winner in the 4 early D primary/caucuses?

    Iowa caucus?
    –Warren, then Biden

    NH Primary?
    –Biden, Bernie, then Warren

    Nevada caucus?
    –Biden, Warren, then Bernie

    SC primary?
    –Biden, then…who knows…

  57. Hugh says:

    Romney is a huge disappointment. Should withhold his opinions until more is known. Feeding into the.dem narrative does not help him. He has no future beyond his Senate seat…sorry I donated 2500 to his Presidential campaign

  58. Bitterlaw says:

    Romney represents Utah, not Trump. I hope he tells Trump to F off every day and then votes in favor of GOP bills.

  59. Tina says:

    Quittens is terrible.

    A huge downgrade compared to Hatch.

    And Quittens counterpart is now pushing a green card scam bill in the senate.

  60. Cash Cow TM says:

    Quite a list of climate predictions that failed to materialize.
    *********************************
    “Here is the source for numbers 1-27. As you will see, the individual sources are not crackpots, but scientific studies and media reports on “expert” predictions.

    1967: Dire Famine Forecast By 1975
    1969: Everyone Will Disappear In a Cloud Of Blue Steam By 1989 (1969)
    1970: Ice Age By 2000
    1970: America Subject to Water Rationing By 1974 and Food Rationing By 1980
    1971: New Ice Age Coming By 2020 or 2030
    1972: New Ice Age By 2070
    1974: Space Satellites Show New Ice Age Coming Fast
    1974: Another Ice Age?
    1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life
    1976: Scientific Consensus Planet Cooling, Famines imminent
    1980: Acid Rain Kills Life In Lakes
    1978: No End in Sight to 30-Year Cooling Trend
    1988: Regional Droughts (that never happened) in 1990s
    1988: Temperatures in DC Will Hit Record Highs
    1988: Maldive Islands will Be Underwater by 2018 (they’re not)
    1989: Rising Sea Levels will Obliterate Nations if Nothing Done by 2000
    1989: New York City’s West Side Highway Underwater by 2019 (it’s not)
    2000: Children Won’t Know what Snow Is
    2002: Famine In 10 Years If We Don’t Give Up Eating Fish, Meat, and Dairy
    2004: Britain will Be Siberia by 2024
    2008: Arctic will Be Ice Free by 2018
    2008: Climate Genius Al Gore Predicts Ice-Free Arctic by 2013
    2009: Climate Genius Prince Charles Says we Have 96 Months to Save World
    2009: UK Prime Minister Says 50 Days to ‘Save The Planet From Catastrophe’
    2009: Climate Genius Al Gore Moves 2013 Prediction of Ice-Free Arctic to 2014
    2013: Arctic Ice-Free by 2015
    2014: Only 500 Days Before ‘Climate Chaos’
    1968: Overpopulation Will Spread Worldwide
    1970: World Will Use Up All its Natural Resources
    1966: Oil Gone in Ten Years
    1972: Oil Depleted in 20 Years
    1977: Department of Energy Says Oil will Peak in 90s
    1980: Peak Oil In 2000
    1996: Peak Oil in 2020
    2002: Peak Oil in 2010
    2006: Super Hurricanes!
    2005 : Manhattan Underwater by 2015
    1970: Urban Citizens Will Require Gas Masks by 1985
    1970: Nitrogen buildup Will Make All Land Unusable
    1970: Decaying Pollution Will Kill all the Fish
    1970s: Killer Bees!”

    https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2019/09/20/nolte-climate-experts-are-0-41-with-their-doomsday-predictions/

  61. Phil says:

    Romney thinks his constituency is the MSM. Has done nothing but play to it.

    I regret giving him even a single dollar in 2012. What a disappointment.

  62. Bitterlaw says:

    I violated my company’s rule to donate to Romney in 2012. Glad I did. He will probably not run in 2024 but I would vote for him if he does.

    I want Trump to win in 2020 but I will never relent in my contempt for him as a person.

  63. Hugh says:

    Bitter. We are in a fight to the death. I suspect the conservative team will lose. However supporting Utah conservative values will get crushed if trump does not win in 2020. Romney is naive in my view. Great guy probably but out of touch.

  64. Bitterlaw says:

    Hugh -Romney will not change a single vote for President in 2020. I respect him for calling out Trump when he sees fit but it will have no impact,

  65. lisab says:

    EXCLUSIVE: Former Ukrainian Secret Service Official Leaks Info on How Ukraine Funded Clinton Campaign with Stolen IMF Money

  66. jason says:

    Romney is a weak, spineless scumbag.

    I don’t regret voting for him in 2012 because he would have been better than Obama.

    I do regret supporting him for the Senate.

    And btw, he doesn’t “call out Trump when he sees fit”. That is what I do.

    He is just an MSM toadie who wants to be loved by those that destroyed his candidacy in 2012. Truly despicable.

  67. jason says:

    Romney represents Utah, not Trump.”

    Then he is not doing a very good job.

    I doubt the interests of the people of Utah coincide with the interests of the MSM.

    Hopefully they will get rid of him at the first opportunity.

  68. Phil says:

    ‘MSM toadie”

    Yep. That’s Romney in a nutshell. Pretty concise and accurate description.

  69. lisab says:

    rumor has it that romney is not that happy about being a senator, because it is actually work

    he has to show up now and then in dc

    and

    he did not expect to be working so hard at his age.

  70. Cash Cow TM says:

    “he [Romney] did not expect to be working so hard at his age.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Walt says:
    “Yeah, tell me about it!”

  71. Messy says:

    67. Another Republican hoax…

    62. Remember the Y2K bug that threatened the world back in the ’90s? Well, they fixed it and when the time came it didn’t happen. Thousands said: “What was all the fuss about? People laughed and laughed at the “chicken littles” for being so dumb and panicking for no reason. But the “chicken littles” were right. Responding in advance will ameliorate possible disasters.

    Take a look at one of the thing’s Cash Cow is laughing at:

    >i>2006: Super Hurricanes!

    The number of Catagory five hurricanes have increased substantially, that is while the total number of hurricanes/typhoons/Tropical cyclones remains constant, the number per year has gone from one or two to about 50%.

    So yeah, while some of the predictions are rather silly, about quite a few did come to pass.

  72. Messy says:

    62. As to peak oil: http://peakoilbarrel.com/what-is-peak-oil/

    Had it not been for fracking in North Dakota, we’d have run out of oil long ago. Peak oil in Texas was in the 1960s,

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaellynch/2018/06/29/what-ever-happened-to-peak-oil/#4d7204f0731a

  73. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason can criticize Trump. Romney can’t criticize Trump. I love this place.

  74. Tina says:

    So far the only “Republican” that fell for Muh Ukraine is Quittens.

  75. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Moron Messy #73:
    For thoughtless Democrats like you, the theory of Global Warming 100 years from now is an immediate threat, but the pending insolvency of certain USA entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare is a yawner.
    You admit that Global Warming may NEVER happen, but you are A-OK that we should alter evrything in life for the possibility. The Y2K “fear” was NOT lifestyle changing.
    Nice priorities you and your ilk have!

  76. Bitterlaw says:

    Romney is a Republican. Tina is not a Republican so she does not get to decide who is a Republican. Both can be true.

  77. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #75- Bitter
    How goes the job search? I hope well.

    IMHO, I think that jason’s and Romney’s motives for criticism of our President are vastly different.
    Like myself, jason’s criticisms are based on policy differences an, at times, Trump’s boorish character.
    On the other hand, Romney’s are based on spite and vengence and the elitist thought, “How could the USA electorate elect as President a low-life like Trump and not a polished gentleman like me?!”

  78. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Here is the just-released Economist 3 Day Tracking Poll thru yesterday which shows that Trump’s approval/ disapproval rating has remined unchanged for the past week despite the kerfuffles over Kavanaugh, Lewandowski and
    the whistleblower”.
    It appears that the Democrats’ and medias’ oversaturation of Orange Man Bad hysteria has made the eloctorate numb toward new news in this vain.

    https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/j7c58vsy63/tabs_Trump_Tweets_20190920.pdf

  79. Bitterlaw says:

    Spite and vengeance are 2 of my favorite qualities.

  80. lisab says:

    The number of Catagory five hurricanes have increased substantially
    ——————————–

    there is no strong evidence for this. in fact, the average cat 5 storm is only a cat 5 storm for a few hours, and in the past it was not possible to constantly measure wind speeds of hurricanes at sea until fairly recently.

    that is, in the past a hurricane could have been cat 5 and no one knew about it.

    in fact, prior to 1900 they do not even know precisely how many hurricanes there were.

  81. lisab says:

    Peak oil in Texas was in the 1960s,
    ————————————-

    texas oil production 1972 1,263,412 (Mbbl)

    texas oil production 2008 346,632 (Mbbl)

    texas oil production 2012 533,141 (Mbbl)

    texas oil production 2016 974,612 (Mbbl)

    texas oil production 2018 1,274,569 (Mbbl)

  82. lisab says:

    texas oil production increased until 1972 and steadily declined until 2008

    when new technologies and oil fields started to increase production

    2018 was the highest oil production in texas in history

  83. lisab says:

    and … since we have immense coal deposits

    which can be changed into oil at about $40/barrel

    we easily have enough oil for more than a century

  84. dblaikie says:

    Add to that the huge deposits of natural gas and you can add centuries more.

    What cracks me up about these climate protests is that these loons want want to have zero carbon emissions by 2025 to 2030 alla OAC. Firstly unless we had a massive program to go nuclear (I wouldn’t object) this is a pipe dream whose only result would be to destroy our energy capabilities and terribly cripple us as a nation. Secondly they never mention China or India! China would love to see us destroy our capability to produce energy!

    These kids out protesting are pathetic. Actually I feel sorry for them because they have been fed nothing but propaganda from kindergarten on. Moreover basic critical thinking is now ignored in our schools at the alter of only teaching to a test and allowing only one ideology. So if you ask them about China, or wonder about Obama buying Ocean front property that they think will be under water in a few years, or put in front of their faces the wrong predictions of science concerning the climate in the last 30 years, all you will get in return will be angry profanity that you are nothing but a deplorable denier.

  85. dblaikie says:

    Here are the facts about which countries dump the most carbon:

    On pure emissions alone, the key points are:

    • China emits more CO2 than the US and Canada put together – up by 171% since the year 2000
    • The US has had declining CO2 for two years running, the last time the US had declining CO2 for 3 years running was in the 1980s
    • The UK is down one place to tenth on the list, 8% on the year. The country is now behind Iran, South Korea, Japan and Germany
    • India is now the world’s third biggest emitter of CO2 – pushing Russia into fourth place

    This is from the Guardian who cite the respected, Energy Information Administration. Go ahead take this to a convert to the new Religion of Climate Change and see what they say?

  86. jason says:

    Romney is a Republican.

    He is also a scumbag MSM toadie.

    Both can be true.

  87. jason says:

    IMHO, I think that jason’s and Romney’s motives for criticism of our President are vastly different.
    Like myself, jason’s criticisms are based on policy differences an, at times, Trump’s boorish character”

    Yeah, let me know when I use the MSM talking points against Trump, so I can shoot myself.

  88. jason says:

    Drudge stopped pushing the faux “Ukraine Scandal” and now has TRUMP THE INVINCIBLE.

  89. Bitterlaw says:

    Damn. Suicide by insulin is not uncommon. I thought I came up with it on my own.

  90. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    74. “Had it not been for fracking in North Dakota, we’d have run out of oil long ago. Peak oil in Texas was in the 1960s,”

    This is an idiotic statement. Yes, if we had stopped oil drilling, oil production would have gone down. But the Peak Oil Theory, that we would run out of oil (which Obama believed) turned out to be totally bogus. And Texas oil production in the Permian basin is booming:

    “On the supply side, global oil production grew by 2.2 Mb/d in 2018, outstripping demand by nearly 0.8 Mb/d. The United States alone accounted for almost all of this growth, posting an increase in oil production of 2.18 Mb/d in 2018 – the largest single-year production increase by any country ever.

    The IEA predicts that by 2021 the U.S. will be a net oil exporter, ending 75 years of import dependence and further solidifying the United States’ role as a leading producer in the global oil market. By 2023, the IEA projects the U.S. will overtake Russia in gross oil exports, closing in on Saudi Arabia as the global leader in exports by 2024. What was not mentioned in the presentations, however, is that the United States will still be a gross importer of oil for its refineries due to locational and quality issues.

    __________

    “The second wave of the U.S. shale revolution is coming,” IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said in a statement. “It will see the United States account for 70 percent of the rise in global oil production and some 75 percent of the expansion in LNG trade over the next five years. This will shake up international oil and gas trade flows, with profound implications for the geopolitics of energy.”

    Pulling ahead of Russia and Saudi Arabia in exports would further erode their influence in the oil market.”

  91. NYCmike says:

    What again did Trump do with Ukraine?

  92. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Giuliani accused Kiev on Monday of laundering $3 million to Hunter Biden and suggested the Obama administration turned a blind eye.

    “If Dem party doesn’t call for an investigation of Bidens’ millions from Ukraine and billions from China, they will own it,” he tweeted. “Bidens’ made big money selling public office. How could Obama have allowed this to happen? Will Dems continue to condone and enable this kind pay-for-play?”

    While the former vice president has claimed he and his son never discussed Hunter’s business, Hunter told The New Yorker that they did talk about it once, with Joe Biden telling his son, “I hope you know what you are doing.””

  93. lisab says:

    the thing about oil production is that the leftists — and yes i will call them leftists, they certainly are not liberals — try to manipulate the narrative

    if you check wikipedia about oil production in the usa, the chart they have conveniently ends in 2012 with peak obama, which was about our lowest point in texas oil production

    today we have the biggest oil reserves in the world, only 6 years later

  94. NYCmike says:

    “Drill, Baby, Drill!”

  95. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Lets not forget that Obama, through his proposed cap and trade policy, admits he supported electricity prices skyrocketing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlTxGHn4sH4

    The reason he initially left fracking alone was he believed in the peak oil theory. Once he realized that because of fracking oil and gas production was rising, he then tried limit it.

  96. NYCmike says:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/giuliani-accuses-ukraine-of-laundering-dollar3m-to-hunter-biden-asks-how-obama-could-let-that-happen/ar-AAHIycw?li=BBnb7Kz

    -Rudy back in the saddle for Trump, usually does a great job…….too bad he wasn’t more successful for his run for President back in 2008, instead of bowing out and supporting McCain.

  97. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    102. The current Ukrainian government would like nothing better than to help with an investigation of the corruption of the previous government.

    Hunter Biden got three million dollars for doing nothing, while his father was supervising U.S. relations with the Ukraine under Obama. And Hunter Biden was paid the money while he was battled the demons of crack cocaine.

  98. Phil says:

    Poor Biden. The guy has no idea that the leftist who leaked all this is, in fact, taking him out with it. The Biden scandal with Ukraine and China were supposed to be ignored. Now it can’t be.

  99. NYCmike says:

    Phil,

    Biden has an army of Robbie’s and “CG”‘s getting ready to cover for him.

  100. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    What the Bidens did resembles what the Clintons did with the Clinton Foundation. Enriching themselves through Chicago style politics.

  101. Waingro says:

    The Pocahontas Surge is real it seems.

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    #NEW California Democratic Primary:

    Warren 29%
    Sanders 21%
    Biden 18%
    Harris 11%
    Buttigieg 7%
    Yang 4%
    Gabbard 2%
    O’Rourke 2%

  102. NYCmike says:

    https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/video-greta-thunberg-rips-world-leaders-at-the-u-n/

    “While Trump might seem callous here to some, to me he looks like a man unwilling to join in on this international display of child abuse.”

    -Will “CG” and Robbie have a different opinion on this?

  103. NYCmike says:

    California LEADING THE WAY!

  104. Tina says:

    Another meltdown by gaffe today. Why is he running?

    Andrew Clark
    @AndrewHClark
    ·
    30m
    File this in the ‘why is Biden even running for president?’ drawer.

    Reporter mentions Iowa’s economy is booming.

    Reporter: “Why should people want to make a change?”

    Biden: “Well that’s up to them to decide.”

    Reporter: Well make your case?”

    Biden: “I’m not going to.”

  105. NYCmike says:

    “Why is he running?”

    -Whenever I have seen him, I can’t help but think back to when Barbara Bush publicly said in 2013 that JEB2016! shouldn’t run for President.

    Mother knows best!

    Biden didn’t have the luxury of having such good counsel this time around.

  106. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    @NateSilver538
    You know who had diverse support? De Blasio, that’s who. He had 0% among whites, 0% among blacks, 0% among Hispanics, 0% among men and 0% among women. 0% among college graduates and 0% among non-college voters. 0% among evangelicals and 0% among LGBTQs. Hard to get more diverse.

  107. Bitterlaw says:

    I had a phone interview today. I was asked where I saw myself in 5 years. I said that I hoped I would not be interviewing for a job.

    We’ll see if that was a good or bad answer.

  108. janz says:

    bitter. you have a wry sense of humor.

  109. Tina says:

    Bl, great answer. Good luck.

  110. Bitterlaw says:

    Thank you both. We’ll see what happens.

  111. Hugh says:

    Good luck bitter. If I was interviewing you I’d love that answer

  112. lisab says:

    Eating meat could be banned like smoking, says top barrister, as he calls for new crime of ‘ecocide’

  113. Tina says:

    Rudy Giuliani
    @RudyGiuliani
    ·
    9m
    Hannity is right on. Our opponents have a big flaw, they swing widely. In boxing it leaves you open to a straight right hand. Look above. That often as now leads to a knockout. But it’s not over. Now the tapes, the documents, the Burisma meetings and then CHINA $1.5 BILLION.

  114. janz says:

    Bitter. I don’t know whether you will read this or not…however. I’ve never quite understood why you are so self deprecating.

    Reflected in all of your posts (whether I agree with them or not) is a really decent, smart, sensitive, honest man. You have one malfunction called diabetes, which is no small challenge. Otherwise you’ve done well for yourself in having a career, family, and a personal, meaningful niche to reside in. Your wife and children are simply lucky to have you in their life. All you have to do is believe that yourself!

  115. lisab says:

    ok #121 has got to be minus 1 gazillion points!

  116. Hugh says:

    121. I agree. I’ve never met Bitter but I care about him. He has personality and connects with people he’s never met. I wish the best for him.

  117. Bitterlaw says:

    WTF. There goes A-hole of the Month.

    You are kind. I have always dwelled on the negative. It’s just the way I am.

  118. NYCmike says:

    The first time I offered Bitterlaw an egg creme and he insisted on a creme soda instead was the last time I gave him a 2nd thought!

  119. Bitterlaw says:

    I can never unsee that. GFY, NYC.

  120. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC and I used to be closer. Then Trump started shooting people on Fifth Avenue and we were never the same.

  121. NYCmike says:

    Bitter,

    We are still close.

    If Trump tried to shoot you on Fifth Avenue, I would try to take the bullet for you.*

    *of course, that would mainly be to keep you in your current state of torment.

  122. Bitterlaw says:

    Great post, NYC. I can tell that there is a little A-hole in you.

    I just hope jason does not see the posts about me being a good person. He will empty my trophy case.

  123. dblaikie says:

    I think I began the touchy, warm feelings about Bitter in losing his job. It is driving him nuts. Does that make me a member of the A-hole club? Could I be the Chaplin?

    By the way Bitter your answer to the question was great. The question itself was a typical, boring, even inane, typical question by human resource types.

  124. Bitterlaw says:

    DB – I will nominate you to be Chaplain at the next meeting. Jason chose the last one but he resigned when we told him that human sacrifice was illegal in the US.

  125. jason says:

    Bitter,

    We are still close.”

    Gayest post of the day.

  126. jason says:

    Bitter should have said

    “Your boss”

  127. jason says:

    I’ve never met Bitter but I care about him.”

    Gayest post last night.

  128. jason says:

    I hope Bitter gets another job.

    Meanwhile, he can GFH.

  129. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    The Trumpster +1 to 53% in today’s Rasmussen(less) Poll. Keep the impeachment talk going, Dems.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/trump_approval_index_history

  130. Hugh says:

    Tough crowd

  131. Victrc says:

    Bitter. – great answer. If I’d been interviewing you that would have given you a leg up for sure.

    The MSM (and Romney) are really pushing the Ukraine story hard. I was nervous for a bit, but I bet this backfires on them. My guess is he releases the transcript and it’s a big nothing budge.

    Meanwhile it’s absoluteku clear that Romney is trying to pull a Robbie. I think he truly believes if he can damage Trump enough by siding with Democrats that trump will either quit, or even be impeached and republicans will turn to him to be the white knight.. NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN MITT!! Republicans would nominate bozo the clown before Romney after the way he’s behaved.

  132. Waingro says:

    #141, sorry, here is a better copy/paste of the poll numbers:

    Biden 23%
    Warren 19%
    Sanders 14%
    Harris 4%
    Buttigieg 3%
    Yang 3%
    Steyer 3%
    Booker 2%

    Everyone else below 2%. https://www.suffolk.edu/-/media/suffolk/documents/academics/research-at-suffolk/suprc/polls/other-states/2019/9_24_2019_marginals_pdftxt.pdf?la=en&hash=398D1534B75812190C404C403F957C02217B355F

  133. Hugh says:

    Trump is a first class as sclown. But he finally has the gop fighting back. We have had no backbone and got constantly pushed around. That has all changed. Biden is doomed. Now let’s see how it impacts trump.

  134. janz says:

    I don’t ever remember supposed “news” services containing reports that literally oppose each other! This latest Ukraine story is a prime example where reading drudge the inferences are that Trump is politically drowning because of said Ukrainian revelations. Then one reads John Solomon, and the context radically changes, where Biden is exposed as a political manipulator who abused the powers of his office, and will go down in flames.

    Where does the public go with so many contradictions?

  135. lisab says:

    if it had not been biden’s son, but say de blasio’s son who could go to prison

    the dems would run with this possibly for impeachment

    but you just cannot run with a story that shows your arguably best candidate shaking down the ukrainian government to get his son a job at $50,000 a month

  136. lisab says:

    lets impeach trump! he caught our nominee on tape extorting a bribe! … oh wait …

    now maybe if biden goes down and warren is the solid leader it might change, but i doubt it

  137. lisab says:

    Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Prize.

  138. lisab says:

    Dems are saying “Why didnt Greta Thunberg work?” Answer: “Because unlike Biden, Trump isnt attracted to 14 year old girls”.
    ———————————-

    ouch

  139. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    New Emerson poll has Trump’s approval 48- 47(H/T: RRH).
    Keep the impeachment train on track Dems.!

  140. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    The Drudge Report has a poll-up for Impeachment.Go vote!
    Also, if you scroll to the bottom, on the right side, you will see how Drudge is losing viewership.

  141. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    The President says that tonight the unredacted transcript of his call with the Ukrainian President will be published.
    PredictIt markets for impeachment have crashed.

  142. Phil says:

    Bill Weld says Trump is guilty of treason and calls for the death penalty. No, I’m not making this up. Sounds like Bill is hitting the bottle again. LOL

    TDS is mental illness. It truly is.

  143. VictrC says:

    I just (why, I don’t know) watched that little Swedish girls speech and that is one angry little girl, who is obviously indoctrinated. I mean, a. who the he%$ is she to speak for an entire generation. My sons are young, she definitely does not speak for them. How dare she! 😉

    This only goes to show you how far the left will go to gain power, because that is all this is about. Power, control over sectors of the economy and redistribution of wealth to those who will continue to support them (because they are getting money from others).

    Business evolves, and it always will. Business is much more environmentally friendly than it was 20 years ago because of the market, not because Democrats increased taxes on them to fund their pet projects. As long as green products make money businesses will evolve to produce them.

    Even MSN had an article up that says this is backfiring on Liberals already. Adults don’t want to be chastised by a little girl, and told by someone with no experience at all, how to run the world.

  144. Big Joe says:

    #114-
    “I had a phone interview today. I was asked where I saw myself in 5 years”

    I don’t understand why interviewers would ask such a stupid question. I’ve interviewed prospective employees and have never asked that question, and never will. If I was forced to ask it, I would have appreciated the honest response you gave. Good luck to you, Bitter.

    Big Joe

  145. Waingro says:

    WaPo headline: “House Speaker Pelosi to announce formal impeachment inquiry of Trump.”

  146. VictrC says:

    I wouldn’t want to be a Dem in an R district that won in 18. Trump wouldn’t release the transcript if it was “incriminating” so I am guessing this is going to be an epic backfire on the Dems.

    I may be wrong. Wouldn’t be the first time today. Just ask my wife 😉

  147. Hugh says:

    I am not sure the dems can back off after their rhetoric today and not suffer a series of primary challenges by their base. The moderates are screwed either way. I am stunned this amounts to anything I suspect it’s pretty common particularly during the Obama years. However it’s clear justice is not blind and rules apply differently if you’re a democrat. No matter what that transcript says they will keep this alive for months.

  148. dblaikie says:

    If Trump asked for a quid pro quo in this conversation, I don’t believe he would release it. Also, correct me if I am wrong, but I think word came out about the release of the transcript after Pelosi leaked she was going to start an impeachment hearing. If so, the Democrats have just cooked themselves.

    Their only hope, if the transcript is a dud, is that some how the whistle blower has another bomb shell. However hasn’t it already been leaked that this mysterious person’s info was second hand.

    Frankly I believe that Nancy has lost control of her party. OAC is embracing primaries for anyone who doesn’t meet the radical litmus test. I bet liberal dems in blue districts where they are afraid of a primary opponents who are more liberal than them are terrified. Heck that is happening to Nadler. We all thought Nancy would protect the moderates in the Trump districts. I didn’t think about liberals in blue districts afraid about facing a primary opponent from their left.

    Finally I can already sense Wormtongue coming with a typical word and run.

  149. Hugh says:

    I hope you’re right. With an honest I bet on you being right. I’m not so sure.

  150. dblaikie says:

    Federal Judge just reversed guilty verdict where in the Rafiekian case where General Flynn was called a Co-Conspirator. I believe that Mueller (Weisman) is in big trouble.

  151. Tina says:

    I am so excited about ‘peachment.

    Jebot

  152. lisab says:

    i think this is a very stupid move by the dems

    however, i think they will successfully impeach trump

    and the hearings will be just as fair as marie antionette’s

  153. Tina says:

    The “whistleblower” is concerned now about foreign aid. Who a president gives aid too. I guess insisting that a recipient of aid does not hate us and/or is not corrupt is a ‘peachable offense.

  154. Tina says:

    Maybe the whistle blower can get off the lido deck and run for president.

  155. Tina says:

    And why we need peachment

    M.Joseph Sheppard
    @SHEPMJS
    ·
    28m
    “Head to head”polls move away from ridiculous Dem leads over Trump. Even with these numbers Trump wins as Dems needs more than a 2 point popular vote win in Electoral College

    General Election
    Biden 50, Trump 49
    Warren 51 Trump 49
    Sanders 49 Trump 51
    Harris 48 Trump 52

  156. lisab says:

    Bernie tries to outdo with ‘extreme wealth tax’…

    Bezos would pay $9 billion a year!

  157. Wes says:

    The only thing an impeachment inquiry does is put the House in play. The Senate will never convict Trump—especially not in such specious charges.

    I’m surprised Pelosi is this stupid honestly.

  158. lisab says:

    Greta Thunberg to World Leaders: ‘How Dare You!’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3FAE4e7Pok

    this is painful

  159. lisab says:

    I’m surprised Pelosi is this stupid honestly.
    ——————————–

    i’m guessing she was facing a revolt

  160. lisab says:

    plus, i would say it gives people like romney a chance to be the media darling for the next year

    i am sure he will be “very concerned” until next november

  161. Tina says:

    Ryan James Girdusky
    @RyanGirdusky
    ·
    3h
    Monmouth poll on 8/22: Do you support #impeachment impeachment (yes/no):
    Registered voters: 35/61
    GOP: 2/94
    Indies: 30/64
    Dems: 69/25
    Men: 26/70
    Women: 44/49
    18-34: 44/50
    35-54: 31/63
    55+: 32/64
    Whites: 27/67
    Non-white: 51/44
    Swing counties: 32/60
    Hillary +10 counties: 48/4

  162. Tina says:

    It’s also about trumps job approval.

    2 year high on job approval per rcp

    Two polls 53 and 48 percent.

  163. Hugh says:

    No vote to impeach? What changed

  164. lisab says:

    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Claimed AR-15s Are As Heavy As 10 Boxes.

    Snopes: Fact Check: Mostly True. They Are Actually As Heavy As Your Mom

  165. lisab says:

    Bernie Sanders Unveils New Plan To Levy Special Tax On Anyone Who Makes More Money Than Bernie Sanders

  166. lisab says:

    Articles of Impeachment

    House of Representatives

    Resolution

    Impeaching Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, for the following crimes and misdemeanors

    1. He hurt our feelings.

  167. lisab says:

    Text Messages Reveal NYT Reporter Told Kavanaugh Source What To Say

    A Senate Judiciary Committee report revealed that New York Times reporter Robin Pogrebin coached sources on what to say and how to respond to her questions based on information she obtained, The Federalist reported. Her motive was to shape a false narrative against now-sitting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and allegations of sexual misconduct.

  168. Phil says:

    Wes, I’m as surprised as you are. Pelosi is a veteran pol. Hard to believe she isn’t more savvy than this. As Lisa said, she may be be facing a revolt, but she’s putting three dozen of her more vulnerable new caucus members in harms way. If her calculation is that those Trump districts that elected freshman Democrats are suddenly now ok with impeachment she is mistaken. Again, hard to believe someone of her experience makes that calculation. I never would have predicted this.

  169. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    PELOSI: “Today, I am announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.”

    A rhetorical escalation, for sure.

    But lawmakers are openly questioning whether the newly charted path is any different from what they’ve already been doing.

    POLITICO REPORT

  170. lisab says:

    Breaking Report: VP Joe Biden Specifically Set Up Scenario for Meeting Between Top Ukrainian Officials and His Son Hunter Biden’s Company

  171. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Dem lawmakers exiting meeting w Pelosi are struggling to explain what exactly has changed. Will there be a House wide vote? What new steps will be taken? Awfully unclear

    NPR REPORT

  172. lisab says:

    how much cocaine did hunter biden have to be doing to get kicked out of the military when his dad was vp?

  173. Tina says:

    M.Joseph Sheppard
    @SHEPMJS
    ·
    37m
    #impeachment
    Because Trump Approval today Aggregate 48%

    Rasmussen 53% highest since 3/3/17
    Emerson 48% +5 highest since February 2017
    HarrisX 46%
    YouGov 46%
    RCP Aggregate Highest since 2/20/17
    Nate Silver highest since 12/3/18
    Nate Silver higher than Obama same day

  174. Tina says:

    That is why the jebots are going code red.

  175. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    186. A positive test for cocaine in the military is about 100 Ngs. per milliliter. If it is a first time offender, and other extenuating circumstances exist, the military will often try and work with the offender to try rehab them so they can still serve.

    However, Hunter Biden appears to have been flying so high on cocaine that he was part of his own air force. Cocaine has a very short period of time after use that it will appear in a test, so either Biden was oblivious to his testing date, or he was tested without notice, maybe as a result of his behavior.

    The Navy claims they never talked to Joe Biden about the positive test and subsequent discharge.

    Here is a news article about Biden at the time.

    “Hunter Biden was discharged in October 2014. And he didn’t have a traditional military experience in the Navy before that. Biden, then 43, was “commissioned into the Navy Reserve unit for Navy Public Affairs Support Element East in Norfolk, Virginia. Biden, who had no prior military experience, was one of six officers commissioned nationally into the public affairs division of the Navy Reserve,” USA Today reports. Through his lawyer, Biden said he regretted and was embarrassed by his actions, and, “I respect the Navy’s decision.”
    People started sharing and reacting to links to the four-year-old story in March 2018, leading some to believe that Hunter Biden had been recently discharged. Hunter Biden was back in the headlines in March 2017 when his estranged ex-wife claimed that the younger Biden “squandered his family’s money on hookers, strip clubs and drugs” in divorce papers, the New York Post reports.”

    How Hunter Biden obtained a $50,000 a month consulting contract with a Ukrainian energy company during this time does need to be investigated.

  176. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The Democrats need to be reminded that Bill Clinton had some of his highest poll numbers during the time he was being impeached. There main focus now should be on winning the 2020 election.

  177. Wes says:

    Dems are making the same mistake now Republicans made in 1998 on impeachment: going after a President on an issue Americans don’t understand or don’t consider to be impeachable.

    Effectively Pelosi is handing Trump the one lifeline that can obviate his otherwise inevitable defeat. This is a boon to GOP challengers to freshmen Dem Congressmen elected in GOP districts.

    This is a disaster on all fronts for the Dems.

  178. janz says:

    Trump will release transcript of phone call, the whistleblower’s complaint and the IG report all by the end of the week 

    ” Update (1920ET): In what is likely to spoil the Democrats’ week, President Trump – having already authorized the release of the “complete, unredacted” transcript of his call with Ukraine’s president – is now set to release both the whistleblower complaint and the Inspector General report that are at the center of the impeachment inquiry by the end of the week.”

    If all that happens it will be a full week of tortured news.  In the meantime Clapper has already come into the fray saying the transcribed phone call may not be authentic.  And to add another twist to this entirely twisted story it has been revealed the whistleblower’s attorney has worked for HRC. 

  179. Tina says:

    orne Retweeted

    Mollie
    @MZHemingway
    ·
    6h
    Trump *is* guilty of the impeachable offense Democrats are livid with him for: Winning the 2016 election. The precise details for how to pretend he’s being impeached for anything else are still, at this late date, being worked out.

  180. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    The current Drudge Poll about impeachment results is not what the deranged Drudge expected!

    https://poll.fm/10416595/results

  181. lisab says:

    gee i wonder who is going to fundraise the most off this

    my bet

    trump

  182. Tina says:

    Breaking

    Whistleblower had political bias against trump

    Ed Henry, Fox.

  183. lisab says:

    We have to Impeach Donald J. Trump,

    before we know why we are impeaching him.

    nancy pelosi

  184. Tina says:

    “Whistleblower” favored a rival,candidate to president trump.

    Ed Henry did not name anybody.

  185. Bitterlaw says:

    New thread.