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    Trump/Biden Tied in TX, GOP Trails US Senate Races in IA and NC

    On Friday Public Policy Polling had a press release of four polls they did in Michigan, Texas, Iowa and North Carolina that shows just how much headwinds Republicans and Donald Trump are continuing to face as this year gets closer and closer to November.

    PRESIDENT – IOWA (PPP)
    Donald Trump (R-inc) 48%
    Joe Biden (D) 47%

    PRESIDENT – TEXAS (PPP)
    Donald Trump (R-inc) 48%
    Joe Biden (D) 48%

    PRESIDENT – MICHIGAN (PPP)
    Joe Biden (D) 50%
    Donald Trump (R-inc) 44%

    PRESIDENT – NORTH CAROLINA (PPP)
    Joe Biden (D) 49%
    Donald Trump (R-inc) 45%

    AT the Senate level, Republicans now trail in two states they currently own in Iowa and North Carolina and are not in position to pick up Michigan like they hope.

    US SENATE – IOWA (PPP)
    Theresa Greenfield (D) 45%
    Joni Ernst (R-inc) 43%

    US SENATE – MICHIGAN (PPP)
    Gary Peters (D-inc) 48%
    John James (R) 39%

    US SENATE – NORTH CAROLINA (PPP)
    Cal Cunningham (D) 43%
    Thom Tillis (R-inc) 41%

    GOVERNOR – NORTH CAROLINA (PPP)
    Roy Cooper (D-inc) 50%
    Dan Forest (R) 39%

    The MI poll was done May 29-30, the three were done this week.

    -In a North Carolina survey this week we found Joe Biden with his biggest lead in the state so far this year at 49-45. We also found there’s room for him to grow- Donald Trump has a -62 approval rating with the undecideds and they’re supporting Roy Cooper by 43 points for Governor and Cal Cunningham by 31 points for Senate.
    This is a trend we are seeing in most of our polling- the voters who don’t know how they’re going to cast their ballot for President are generally younger Democratic leaning voters who don’t care for Joe Biden. That is probably the most important voting bloc for this fall- if they continue to decline to support Biden the race may be close. If they end up deciding he’s good enough, the election may approach landslide territory.

    Posted by Dave at 9:42 am
    Filed under: General | Comments (311)

    311 Responses to “Trump/Biden Tied in TX, GOP Trails US Senate Races in IA and NC”

    1. Wes says:

      Only once I’m aware of has PPP ever said a Republican led a Senate race in NC. This is despite the fact that Republicans have gone 3-1 in Senate races here since PPP became a prominent pollster in 2008.

    2. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Dave–I love you like a brother, but it is unbecoming for this venerable blog to post these PPP polls.
      1- See Wes’ comment in above #1
      2- The TX Poll was funded by the Democrat Party of TX
      3- The Iowa Poll for Emily’s List
      4- The other by Progress for Action

      You lose credibility by posting partisan polls. Please remove.

    3. Tina says:

      That veto seems quite harsh, Wes.

      Dumb.

    4. Tina says:

      CarolinaConservative
      @1776CC
      ·
      1h
      Keeping your legs together?? ?
      Quote Tweet

      Lisa Page
      @NatSecLisa
      · 16h
      I started something new today! ? twitter.com/msnbcpr/status…

    5. Phil says:

      PPP always has Democrats ahead this time of the year. Go back and look. It’s a tradition. It’s also a fundraising mechanism early in the process. Jensen works hand and glove with the Democratic Party. His polls get a bit more accurate as election day approaches in order to cut down on some of the election day embarrassment.

      I can speak for Texas in the above polls and Trump and Biden are not tied here.

      PPP had a very nice run in 2008. Since then they have been hot garbage. Go back and look. NC? They had Obama over Romney and Hillary over Trump. They had Tillis losing in 2014….so they aren’t even accurate on as the election approaches. Five months out they are out and out ridiculous…hell, NC is the home of this firm. The above polls are BS.

    6. Tina says:

      It could be tied in Texas, Phil.

      I heard all the Bushes are for China Biden.

      The president who stayed muted for 8 years, has no problem staying mute now.

    7. jason says:

      So Trump has 48% in Texas and 44% in MI?

    8. Robbie says:

      I usually check worldometers every morning around 11 AM and it never fails there is always about 3500 new cases already listed. It’s like clockwork. If that early morning number ever starts to go down (usually from MD, FL, and VA), then maybe that will be a sign of lower total cases across the country.

    9. Tgca says:

      11 Bebe 11!

    10. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      June 6, 2020 at 10:33 am
      So Trump has 48% in Texas and 44% in MI?

      – I think Trump’s got 45% or so locked in nationally so it shouldn’t be a surprise in the battleground states like MI he’s right around that number. The question is how he can go from about 45% to around 47-49% nationally. If he can get 49% nationally, he probably wins because of the vagaries of the electoral college. If there was a credible third party that could chew up a couple of points nationally, he could probably win with 47% nationally.

    11. Phil says:

      He needs to have 48% on Election Day to have a chance to scrape together 270. He won’t win a majority of the popular vote. That is impossible for any Republican, ever. You can’t lose California and New York by a combined Over six million votes and win the popular. It’s mathematically impossible. Trump won’ t be ahead in a single poll between now and November. Doesn’t matter. What matters is the spread. It was 2.1 last time and needs to be around that on Election Day.

    12. Tina says:

      Gop-e is concerned

      Liz Cheney
      @Liz_Cheney
      · 53m
      This is a dangerously misguided policy. If the United States abandons allies, withdraws our forces, and retreats within our borders, the cause of freedom—on which our nation was founded & our security depends—will be in peril. https://washingtonpost.com/national-security/trump-approves-plan-to-withdraw-one-third-of-us-troops-from-germany/2020/06/05/987b2d38-a775-11ea-b473-04905b1af82b_story.html

    13. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      June 6, 2020 at 11:03 am
      He needs to have 48% on Election Day to have a chance to scrape together 270. He won’t win a majority of the popular vote

      – I think you’re right. Three percentage points in a two person race doesn’t seem like a lot, but in our trench warfare politics it can be.

      Right now, I think Trump has to focus on keeping the party from fracturing. Most here don’t care about Romney or Murkowski, but they don’t start questioning Trump publicly if they don’t see the political winds favoring a move like that.

      Coronavirus and the riots really seem to have put stress on the party in a way nothing has the last four years. If things calm down between now and the 4th of July, this is a blip. If it lingers, well….

    14. Tina says:

      No doubt his approval is going up thanks to Antifa and the rioters.

      Once they burned the church, it is ovah.

      Plus the job numbers and stock market went up quite high.

    15. Phil says:

      Trump needs to win the states he won last time plus one of Pa, Michigan, or Wisconsin.

      That’s the math. It’s really that simple.

    16. Hugh says:

      With polling like everything else is the art of statistical fudging to please whoever pays for it or promotes the cause of the non profit university performing it

    17. Tina says:

      These must be the two smartest lawyahs ever. They confessed o their crimes before doing it. I cannot believe they were released temporarily.

      US Attorney EDNY
      @EDNYnews
      · 17h
      Attorneys Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman charged in Molotov cocktail attack on @NYPDnews are now back in federal custody after the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed bail decision by the District Court.

    18. Tina says:

      They may be bigger hoaxers than the Russian Hoaxers.

      on Retweeted

      Brandon Darby
      @brandondarby
      ·
      1h
      I will never again listen to the advice of public health officials without also keeping in mind their possible political motives— because clearly such motives exist.

    19. Tgca says:

      COWARD!!!

      So either Brees lied about what the flag meant to him last week or he is lying now as he bows to peer pressure or should I say to economic pressure because loss of support means he loses money.

      Not only has Brees been forced to kneel but now he’s bent over with his a$$ in the air.

      https://www.newsmax.com/us/georgefloyd-protest-trump-brees/2020/06/06/id/970881/

    20. Big Joe says:

      NASDAQ is at an all time high. Don’t ever underestimate the power of the fed printer and the emotional investor.

      This is why time in the market always trumps timing the market.

      BJ

    21. jason says:

      Health “professionals” say it is ok to congregated for looting.

      Congregating in church is racist.

    22. jason says:

      Forgot the quote.

      “We can show that support by facilitating safest protesting practices without detracting from demonstrators’ ability to gather and demand change. This should not be confused with a permissive stance on all gatherings, particularly protests against stay-home orders. Those actions not only oppose public health interventions, but are also rooted in white nationalism and run contrary to respect for Black lives.”

    23. Phil says:

      New IHME model projections out.

    24. Phil says:

      According to IHME Brazil looking at about 950 deaths a day as of today.

      1650 a day by July 1st.

      Around 5000 a day by August 1st,

      …….with the death curve rising after that.

      Oh my.

    25. Big Joe says:

      “Around 5000 a day by August 1st”

      Those are some rough numbers, Phil. Wow.

      I wonder what factors went into a projection like that? Winter season perhaps.

      BJ

    26. jason says:

      Black NFL players, coaches and even fans have been oppressed for centuries.

      Who knew?

      Goodell later added: “Without black players there would be no National Football League. And the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality, and oppression of black players, coaches, fans, and staff.”

    27. Phil says:

      Mexico will be at 1100 deaths per day by the first of August. In contrast the US will be at around 350 at that time.

      States that will be up in daily deaths by August 1st over their projected number today:

      Alabama
      Tennessee
      Ohio
      Wisconsin
      Iowa
      Utah

    28. Phil says:

      Look forward to the 24/7 lectures from NFL millionaires and coaches during the coming season condemning me for my “racism” and “white priveledge”.

      Should be lovely. I think I’ll pass on the NFL. Thanks.

      I can live without all the woke just fine. I’ll stick to college football. I’ve been done with the NBA for quite a while and Don’t miss it in the least. I can adjust to life without the NFL as well.

    29. lisab says:

      i see the wizard of hhr took down all my competition!

      step right up boys … step right up …

      i sell the purist snake oil this side of the rockies!

      don’t worry, you can trust me … i’m not like those other guys! 🙂

    30. lisab says:

      didn’t robbie say that if trump’s approval was 45% he would win?

    31. lisab says:

      Should be lovely. I think I’ll pass on the NFL. Thanks.
      ———————–

      i am sure the tv deals are set in stone for the next 5 or 10 years

      but how much does the nfl depend on actual attendance at stadiums for player salaries?

    32. lisab says:

      According to IHME Brazil looking at about 950 deaths a day as of today.
      —————————-

      brazil has slums like you would not see believe. you would think you were in san francisco or la

    33. lisab says:

      Health “professionals” say it is ok to congregated for looting.

      Congregating in church is racist.
      ————————————–

      even in minnesota the pandemic is pretty much over

      the people just are not participating any more

      few people still wear masks … except at work, because they are mandated

      two weeks ago you HAD to wear a mask to go into costco. not any more

    34. lisab says:

      So either Brees lied about what the flag meant to him last week or he is lying now
      ————————————-

      because soon he is going to have 250 pound men who can run the 40 yard dash in under 5 seconds chasing after him

    35. Robbie says:

      lisab says:
      June 6, 2020 at 2:11 pm
      didn’t robbie say that if trump’s approval was 45% he would win?

      – I believe I wrote that 45% was effectively Trump’s version of 50%. I also thought there might be a hidden vote for Trump that could account for a couple of points. I’m not sure about that now. Election day will tell the tale.

      In my post above, I was writing the actual vote share on election day I believe he needs to win the electoral college. Not where he needs to sit in the polling. Those are two different things, especially if you believe there is a hidden vote for Trump. This time, though, Trump’s the incumbent and polling is always different than when there is no incumbent running as was the case in 2016.

    36. Phil says:

      Yes, I would believe the virus is spreading through the Brazil slums like wildfire plus their healthcare system there is pretty much non existent. Further adding to that is the population density where everyone is packed in the areas outside the rain forests. The curve continues to be even more verticle in August. Could easily have in excess of 10,000 dead per day in September….maybe higher.

    37. Phil says:

      Trump’s hope is obviously the electoral college. I can only imagine the howls from the media should he actually win…losing the popular vote. They will go ballistic should this happen two times in a row. You think they hate the man now. LOL

    38. lisab says:

      i’m not sure biden can get 65 million votes like hillary

      kerry only got 59 million

      obama and hillary are the top vote getters in history

    39. Phil says:

      Depends on the third party total. They got around 6% last time. Not sure third party candidates get that much this time.

    40. lisab says:

      Depends on the third party total. They got around 6% last time. Not sure third party candidates get that much this time.
      ———————–

      i just don’t see people excited to vote for biden

      i think dem turnout will be down

      of course so could trump’s

    41. PresidentPaul! says:

      Gun stocks were up all week, but I still feel like there is more room to run in these things. If the riots get worse, they will be the new gold.

      The dem Mayors have basically said that if you get raped, killed or robbed it’s your fault because of your privilege so the demand for self protection will just keep rising especially if they do away with the police.

    42. Phil says:

      No, Biden excites no one. He relies entirely on anti Trump vote and the media to incite them to the polls.

    43. Tina says:

      It’s a new ball game.

      Economy is recovering and there is no further excuses for blue states and Rinos to slow walk reopening. The 2.5 million jobs was a big recovery. There are other green shoots.

      Plus Antifa went too far in Burning the church,

      Game changer.

    44. Tina says:

      And those health officials saying that reopemers could not protest, but Antifa can loot are the biggest scam artists out there. Phuq them all.

    45. Tina says:

      Just look at the jebots Fib. Only good to spy on Republicans.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/RichHiggins_DC/status/1269042296642813955

    46. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Just had a BLM march with about 3,000-4,000 go by. Mostly college age, mixed demographically, but majority Anglo. Well organized and peacefully. Probably the majority with face masks, but a lot did not have them. It sort of makes the CORVID 19 lock down restrictions look like a joke — my impression is it provided a good opportunity for young people to get out from under the quarantine restrictions.

      Similar march yesterday late afternoon — there were actually people after the march who came along and picked up litter.

    47. Tgca says:

      Cincuenta Uno Bebe! Cincuenta Uno!

    48. Tgca says:

      50

      Yes. Most of these marches are for people to get out and feel connected. Reminds me of all the AIDS walks of yesteryear. More of an excuse to socialize and pick up.

      Oh no! That’s jaded. Now I sound bitter kinda like Bitter.

    49. PresidentPaul! says:

      Anyone else notice that GOP or conservative rallies or protests are prohibited because of covid-19, but the dem protests and riots, looting, fighting is all encouraged?

    50. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The marches in San Diego appear to be what amounts to a youth prison break from the lockdown.

    51. jason says:

      The Brazil prediction is ridiculous. No country has had a curve like that, slums or no slums.

      It is political because the Brazilian President is a conservative who gets along with Trump.

    52. PresidentPaul! says:

      Not only that but the dem politicians are all attending the protests as speaking events for their campaigns.

    53. Tina says:

      Is this what was actually stated?

      Sohrab Ahmari
      @SohrabAhmari
      ·
      15m
      Live on Fox, a BLM leader just threatened to burn down New York’s Diamond District. If Blas and Cuo don’t engage with us, he said, we will head to the Diamond District, “and thanks to President Trump, gasoline is cheap.”

      This is dead-serious. It’s time for a decisive crackdown.

    54. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Several weeks ago the liberal press bitterly attacked those protesting the lockdown as irresponsible and a threat to the public health. So far, the liberal press is silent on the BLM marches — shouldn’t the press be pointing out all the marchers are exposing themselves to major health risks, and will soon be dropping dead like flies from CORVID-19?

      Am sure the far left got the results they wanted from the lockdown, enough economic and social misery to create an angry population.

    55. jason says:

      Cincuenta Uno Bebe! Cincuenta Uno!”

      Sounds like Tgca is an expert linguist.

    56. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The irony is it is the politially liberal cities that will experience the unrest. It will just cause more people to leave.

      I also see a strong backlash developing, that may help Trump in November.

    57. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      57. Let Cuomo and de Blasio handle it. They created the mess.

    58. PresidentPaul! says:

      I’m amazing they haven’t attacked Trump tower somehow yet

    59. Tina says:

      Omg, the threat made on the diamond district is here.

      https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/1269359115614093312

    60. PresidentPaul! says:

      looters are out of sh1t to destroy in the downtown areas so they are going to want to spread to other people’s areas to loot.

    61. jason says:

      Of course, attacking the diamond district, where a lot of the businesses are owned by Orthodox and Hasidic Jews will not be seen as racist.

    62. PresidentPaul! says:

      “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.”
      -Al Sharpton

    63. PresidentPaul! says:

      Rev. Jesse Jackson referred to Jews as “Hymies” and to New York City as “Hymietown”

    64. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      June 6, 2020 at 2:48 pm
      Depends on the third party total. They got around 6% last time. Not sure third party candidates get that much this time.

      – This is a key point. If there was a Jill Stein or Egg McMuffin who could chew up a couple of points nationally as there was in 2016, Trump wouldn’t need a vote share on election day that approaches the very high 40’s. He could probably win the EC again with maybe as little as 46%.

      If it’s effectively a two person race with no spoilers, Trump is in a tougher spot. All of the people who don’t like either candidate would either not vote or likely go for Biden. That’s what the polling shows now. If there’s a spoiler or protest candidate, many of those votes would go to that person.

    65. Robbie says:

      SanDiegoCitizen says:
      June 6, 2020 at 3:45 pm
      Several weeks ago the liberal press bitterly attacked those protesting the lockdown as irresponsible and a threat to the public health. So far, the liberal press is silent on the BLM marches — shouldn’t the press be pointing out all the marchers are exposing themselves to major health risks, and will soon be dropping dead like flies from CORVID-19?
      Am sure the far left got the results they wanted from the lockdown, enough economic and social misery to create an angry population.

      – The lockdowns are genuinely one of the most sinister ploys governments have ever pulled on the citizens.

    66. Tina says:

      Obviously, a white supremacist.

      Tom Winter
      @Tom_Winter
      NBC News: The suspect in Wednesday night’s stabbing of a NYPD officer in Brooklyn was recorded saying “Allahu Akbar” 3 times during the incident, the NYPD says.

      But they’re urging caution in assigning an ideology or specific motive based on what they’ve found so far in the case.
      12:12 PM · Jun 6, 2020·TweetDeck

    67. TIna says:

      Regarding the lockdowns.

      How come Floyd funeral do not restrict guests.

      How come they are allowing these protests.

      These are 14th amendment violations. Wtf are the gop-e doing?

    68. PresidentPaul! says:

      There have been right wing anti-lockdown protests that these left wing governors tried to crack down on with law enforcement. I wish I had been keeping tabs on that more closely now that the left is doing whatever it wants to.

      However, when the dems protest, the govs support looting, burning houses and police cars, no covid precautions.

      It’s clearly become a lock down only for specific political philosophies (aka not democrat ones.) Is it based on a virus that is actually dangerous sure, but when the lockdown measures are just a political weapon used by democrats it becomes clear that the it’s become scam.

    69. Bitterlaw says:

      I am too tired and distracted to goo writhe EC possibilities. Let’s say for argument’s sake that Biden narrowly wins PA, Mich. and WI. However, the lockdown and riots drive up Trump’s totals in red states. Biden’s only issue is that he is not Trump so his support drops even in blue states.Trump could win the popular vote but lose the EC. Likely? No. Possible? Yes. Trump winning in 2016 was unlikely, too.

      Discuss.

    70. PresidentPaul! says:

      Biden could find an extra 5 million votes in a California basement somewhere if that happens. Just keep counting.

    71. Phil says:

      Under no circumstance does Trump win the popular vote. Period. No Republican will as far as the eye can see. Demographics. The math just isn’t there any longer.

    72. Tina says:

      What about Muh beach, desantis, Florida?
      Lindsay Beyerstein
      @beyerstein
      The consensus around social distancing isn’t over. It’s evolving to accommodate new evidence. We’re learning

    73. Tina says:

      Lindsay Beyerstein
      @beyerstein
      The consensus around social distancing isn’t over. It’s evolving to accommodate new evidence. We’re learning that social distancing may not be as important outdoors

    74. Bitterlaw says:

      Former 76er, Charles Barkley, dis agrees with Brees but defends him.

      https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/06/05/charles-barkley-calls-reaction-to-drew-brees-comments-overkill/

      Sir Charles is a lib but speaks his mind. A few years ago he took heat for saying black people should be happy that the police are willing to go in their neighborhoods or more blacks would be crime victims.

    75. PresidentPaul! says:

      O shoot, Norm Coleman is winning. Go stuff that car trunk with Franken ballots.

    76. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – In 2016, you predicted that no Republican Presidential nominee would ever win PA again.

      In 2019-2020, you predicted Harris would be the Dem nominee. Then you predicted it was a lock for Warren. Then it was Bernie.

      May I suggest that absolute predictions are not your strongpoint?

    77. PresidentPaul! says:

      I personally don’t mind that kaepernick does his kneeling thing.

      They should actually ban the anthem from the games in the first place.

    78. Phil says:

      I never said Warren was a lock for anything.

    79. Bitterlaw says:

      Sorry, Phil. You just blew the other 2 certain predictions.

      You should have ended you post with GFY. Act like an A-hole if you want to be an A-hole.

    80. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Bill Maher is no fan of the lockdown:

      “During a panel discussion that aired Friday night, Maher suggested that the “reckless” lockdowns mandated in response to the coronavirus outbreak helped fuel the riots following the death of George Floyd.

      “This lockdown that we’ve been living with — do you agree with me? — that this has a lot to do with the unrest in the streets? That when you coop people up and when they have no hope and no job, that they — why not go out in the streets?” Maher asked. “I wonder what America will look like, what police departments look like if they have to fight this all the time.”

      He continued, “I feel like this experiment, this reckless experiment in closing down an entire country for months at a time is not going to look good in the future and this is one reason why.””

    81. Tina says:

      We all said what Maher said.

      Occasionally, he is right about things.

      And now the “public health officers” admit that the current protests are fine because, it’s their cause. Their cause preciously was to discourage protests to reopen (bad).

    82. Tina says:

      I am going on a lot of local forums. There are a lot of people upset with the lockdowns. They say they are voting out the Drat officials promoting them. They are especially upset with the local health officials.

    83. Phil says:

      I’ve given up on being an A-Hole. I gave it my best shot. Couldn’t even get an interview.

    84. lisab says:

      when biden first was elected to the senate there were an estimated 7,000 polar bears on the planet

      today, only 30,000 remain

      green new deal!!!!

    85. Bitterlaw says:

      Don’t give up, Phil. If it was easy to enter the A-holes, it would not be special when you do.

      Jason – Convene tonight for the vote. Or tomorrow. See if Scooter shows up. Text him. Don’t call. Deaf bastard.

    86. PresidentPaul! says:

      Grab a brick, grab a water bottle.

      “12th Day Of Protests Underway As Millions March Across US; Chicago Police Find Suspicious Buckets Of Bricks Around City”

      https://www.zerohedge.com/political/washington-dc-police-brace-one-largest-demonstrations-weve-ever-seen-saturday

    87. PresidentPaul! says:

      There are anti-government protests in every single country now in Europe also.

      The Bill Maher young people just gotta get out of the house idea definitely has merit or at least contribution to this.

    88. PresidentPaul! says:

      Struggle Session Cernovich
      @Cernovich

      ·
      1h
      Did the Supreme Court upend all of its content-based restriction on speech case law? Because allowing a pro-BLM protest but not any other protest is as clear a case of one category of speech being favored over others as I’ve ever seen in my life.

      Covid-19 is the dems new political weapon.

    89. PresidentPaul! says:

      In the “olden days” it used to be that police forces were liable for riots from the business owners that they were duty bound to protect.

      Meaning the businesses had not formed their own posse’s to protect themselves rather it was part of the societal contract\expectation that local police were their to protect them.

      This stopped riots. See gangs of New York martin scorsese movie when there was a riot there lists of item by item what the police departments needed to pay for. If there was an arson, they paid for the business. The laws were only recently changed.

    90. lisab says:

      Chicago looters make off with TVs & other expensive goods from MOVING TRAIN in broad daylight

    91. Robbie says:

      SanDiegoCitizen says:
      June 6, 2020 at 6:28 pm
      Bill Maher is no fan of the lockdown:
      “During a panel discussion that aired Friday night, Maher suggested that the “reckless” lockdowns mandated in response to the coronavirus outbreak helped fuel the riots following the death of George Floyd.
      “This lockdown that we’ve been living with — do you agree with me? — that this has a lot to do with the unrest in the streets? That when you coop people up and when they have no hope and no job, that they — why not go out in the streets?” Maher asked. “I wonder what America will look like, what police departments look like if they have to fight this all the time.”
      He continued, “I feel like this experiment, this reckless experiment in closing down an entire country for months at a time is not going to look good in the future and this is one reason why.””

      – Maher is an interesting character. He’s profoundly liberal on policy issues, but he’s also got a libertarian and populist streak to him. He’s definitely not “woke”. I don’t like his anti-religious viewpoints, but there is a side to him that defies the liberal stereotype. Don’t take this as endorsement of him by any stretch. I’m just pointing out that he’s not a cookie cutter liberal.

    92. Tina says:

      This mayor Frey is weaK in his speech making. . They kicked him out for refusing to defund the Police.

      https://twitter.com/Lukewearechange/status/1269411983666757632

    93. PresidentPaul! says:

      There were riots outside Trump events in 2016 that still have pending suits alleging that police facilitated the riot.

      2016 pending lawsuit

      That’s one of the several new allegations in an amended class action lawsuit filed Monday by Harmeet K. Dhillon on behalf of 20 Trump supporters who were injured in the rally. The suit seeks damages against the city and police chief.
      “What it says to me is that the head of the police department made an affirmative choice to delete language about ‘zero tolerance for violence’ at the event — which is deeply troubling,” Dhillon said, adding that the city was aware of riots against Trump in other cities leading up to San Jose’s rally.
      “Yet, apparently, they made a policy decision not to call for all available mutual aid to ensure the safety of all citizens on both sides at this event,” she said.
      Chief Garcia declined comment Tuesday. The suit shows he replaced the deleted “zero tolerance” of violence language with a line saying the department will do “everything possible” to ensure the event is safe.

      Pretty sure facilitating the riot is all part of the job description now though right at least when the law enforcement aren’t kneeling with the looters or being told to do the macarena dance for the crowd.

    94. Tina says:

      Mayor Frey also looks like Justine Truedope.

    95. PresidentPaul! says:

      Mayor Frey was bowing at the funeral and cried for one minute then got up and left.

      I don’t doubt he was sad\contrite, but damn can he put on a show when the cameras come on. He probably could have made it in Hollywood.

    96. Tina says:

      With the blow out job numbers, the highest monthly number o. record, it appears that PPP and the rapid distribution of recovery checks helped.

    97. Tina says:

      Looks like Cn and n gave up on coronavirus.

    98. lisab says:

      This mayor Frey is weaK in his speech making. . They kicked him out for refusing to defund the Police.
      ——————–

      wow … the dems are eating their own

    99. Robbie says:

      Looks like another 23,000 or so cases today. That said, deaths continue to plummet. I suppose that tends to lend support to the view coronavirus isn’t as virulent as it was a month or so ago. California seems to be going through a surge like Illinois saw two weeks or so ago.

      I’m naïve so I thought we’d be down around 15,000 new cases a day at this point. I’m interested why our lockdowns weren’t anywhere close to as effective Europe’s were. And when I say that, I’m simply looking at the fact Spain, France, Germany, and Italy are recording fewer than 500 new cases a day.

    100. Tina says:

      He is surging up testing in Ca.

      It is basically
      En to everybody,

      I think he is not to far off of 100000 tests a day.

    101. Tina says:

      Mayor Freak also wants $55 million from the federal gubment.

      I say no.

    102. PresidentPaul! says:

      There is another layer on the police departments being accountable in the olden days.

      Whichever neighborhood had the strongest Italian mob or whatever mob was probably the safest neighborhood from riots. If anyone came into those neighborhoods to start something they were in trouble.

    103. PresidentPaul! says:

      55 million isn’t that much in the scheme of throwing out trillions on trillions.

      Stuff like that I’d view as no, but if all the dems want in negotiations is 55 million for that idiot well whatever.

    104. jason says:

      Trump could win the popular vote but lose the EC. Likely? No. Possible? Yes.”Discuss.

      No. Not possible.

      Trump will lose CA, IL, NY by millions of votes like in 2016. He lost the popular vote by 2.5 million, but without CA he would have won the rest of the country by 1.5 million votes.

      So IF he won the popular vote, it would mean he would blow out Biden in all the swing states and make it closer in CA and NY.

      No way he wins the popular vote and loses the EC.

      But again, like I said in 2016, if he is only down a few points before the election, he could well win the EC again.

    105. Bitterlaw says:

      I am relieved that so many people were able to return to work. However, the jobs were not “created.” They were “resumed.” If the lockdown ended completely tomorrow, tens of millions of jobs would be filled in a month (except for those destroyed when small businesses were shattered by the lockdown).

    106. Tina says:

      So is China Biden (if he can even remember anything) go full defundingof police?

    107. Wes says:

      Luck is indeed a favorable lady to Cory Gardner:

      https://coloradosun.com/2020/06/05/john-hickenlooper-ethics-ruling-guilty/

      Of course Hickenlooper is focusing on the other 95–you read that number right—they didn’t convict him of.

    108. jason says:

      Corporate America is really intimidated by the rioters.

      A&E pulled its top ranked show Live PD yesterday and today “out of respect for George Floyd”.

    109. PresidentPaul! says:

      Mayor Fray booed out his rally. SHAME SHAME SHAME

      https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/1269413532245737472?s=20

    110. Tina says:

      There are multiple videos of Mayor Freaks Soeech.

      The walk of shame is the best evah,

    111. Wes says:

      Of course in highlighting the dismissal of the 95 ethics charges, Ol’ Hick has to acknowledge the verdict on two:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/Meliss1001/status/1269052267660849152

      Things are looking better for GOP Senators and Senate candidates currently. That’s a good thing because if Trump loses, a GOP Senate will be the most likely thing keeping Biden in check. Although Republicans are likely to gain House seats in November, they’d be unlikely to flip the lower chamber if Biden ousts Trump.

    112. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzz. You can’t imagine a million Bernie Bros and pissed off about the lockdowns Californians saying’ “F creepy Biden. He doesn’t need my help to win this blue state.” Add in NY, NJ and Illinois and it is possible. Blue states go a paler shade of stay blue, red states go crimson and 3 states decide the election.

    113. Robbie says:

      I don’t see any way in which Trump could win the popular vote, but lose the electoral college. If Trump wins, he’s going to do it while losing the popular vote and probably by a margin larger than which he lost in 2016.

      NY, CA, IL, and NJ are going to produce blowout margins for Biden. Trump could dominate the small states just as he did in 2016, but they won’t come close to matching the differences in those four states. One county in California could outdo an entire state in the Plains region.

      Right now, Trump’s main goal should be to stabilize his support within the party. Yes, the base is with him, but he will rise or fall with the group that put him over the line in 2016. Those who have always been Republican voters, were generally resistant to him, but ultimately held their noses and gave him a chance.

    114. PresidentPaul! says:

      Mayor Fray’s adventures reminds me of watching liberals getting a beat down at these looting events while they are screaming “I’m on your side!” but they still think they kind look like they might be Trumpers.

    115. Bitterlaw says:

      Due to the lockdown, and my inability to figure out to set up a video meeting, I hereby open the A-hole. I nominate Phil. GFY.

    116. Wes says:

      Robbie, Trump’s margins in all the states he flipped other than OH and IÄ were razor thin. If the popular margin shifts further toward the Dems I see no way Trump carries the EC.

    117. Tina says:

      Dc Mayor Bowser is pro funding police.

      Will she defund?

    118. Wes says:

      Three of the six states Trump flipped in 2016—MI, PA, and WI—and one state he underperformed in—AZ—were disasters for the GOP in 2018. If Dems keep up enough intensity to further shift the nation popular vote away from Trump, those states will almost certainly fall and provide Biden with an EC majority.

    119. Phil says:

      107

      According to the New IHME model out today, we will be down to around 360 deaths per day by the beginning of August. It’s a fairly slow drop in most states with slight increases in Alabama, Tennessee, Utah, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

      We’re now testing over half a million per day with the projected tests around 700,000 per day by the end of July.

    120. Bitterlaw says:

      Robbie- I explained how I think it could happen. I never said there was a chance for Trump to flip a blue state. I think it is possible for 2 million Dems to sit out in CA, Illinois, NY and NJ since they already know Biden will win the state.

    121. Robbie says:

      I haven’t really bothered to check the polls lately, but the reversal of fortunes for Biden has been something. The last week of February he’d been given up for dead, but a week later he was practically the de facto nominee.

      I don’t think Biden knows what day it is and I think his campaign from the basement has been ridiculous, but the RCP average puts him seven points ahead. It’s hard to conclude anything other than the last two months have been so bad for Trump that Biden didn’t have to do much other than wake up each morning.

      I imagine Republican Senators on the ballot this year are beginning to sweat. It Trump loses by seven points nationally, Senate control won’t be in doubt. Democrats will win it. Of course, Trump mostly got his act together in the last month of the 2016 campaign and he won and pulled a few Republican Senators across the line.

    122. Phil says:

      Yeah, bitter!

    123. Tina says:

      The Rnc Convention is lively now to be held in Florida.

      Desantis just greenlighted it.

    124. Tina says:

      Yup, all red states to see an increase.

      Phuq the model and the health advisors.

    125. Robbie says:

      Wes says:
      June 6, 2020 at 8:32 pm
      Robbie, Trump’s margins in all the states he flipped other than OH and IÄ were razor thin. If the popular margin shifts further toward the Dems I see no way Trump carries the EC.

      – I hear you. I think Trump is in the danger zone right now. We’ll see how things stand around the 4th of July, but his margin for error right now is thin as thin can be.

      I’m trying not to make the same mistakes I made in 2016, but I feel Trump’s in real danger of falling far enough behind where he’s never really a factor a la Dole in 1996. That’s especially true if campaigning is limited.

      There are lots of twists and turns to go, but the race has been remarkable stable so far and it feels like the peripheries of Trump’s support is starting to crack.

    126. Phil says:

      Florida

      Excellent choice.

    127. Tina says:

      Jesse Kelly
      @JesseKellyDC
      · 1h
      We have 50 million unemployed people. Whether it’s Trump’s fault or not, there’s no way he’s getting re-elected unless Democrats do something stupid like nominate a guy who can’t form complete sentences or burn down every American city.

    128. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      97. I don’t often agree with Maher, but enjoy watching him. He is not afraid to take on liberals at times. Below is a link to one of his best shows where he questioned why liberal don’t show the same intolerance for Muslims as they do Christians:

      https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/01/30/bill_maher_liberals_would_have_same_intolerance_for_muslims_christians_at_home.html

    129. Tina says:

      Jesse probably needed to add or defund the police.

      But I won’t stop the bull in the China shop.

    130. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – I respect you despite our many differences. Since 2016 proved that nothing is certain anymore, can you see a scenario where Trump wins the popular vote and loses the EC?

    131. Tina says:

      Mayor Freak spoke with a mask on, which is ridiculous.

      “ I can’t breathe” was written on his mask.

      This is the best entertainment today.

      Walk of Shame

    132. Robbie says:

      And before anyone goes off on me, I’m not saying Trump’s going to lose and five or six Republican Senators are going to be towed under with him. I’m just looking at how things stand right now and noting how thin his margin for error is. The votes that made him president in 2016 aren’t looking solid for him at all.

    133. Bitterlaw says:

      Maher is like Piers Morgan. Flaming liberals who sometimes es can’t stand other flaming liberals.

    134. PresidentPaul! says:

      Biden better win the senate if he wins the WH lol otherwise these stimulus bill are getting choked off 100% and he’s on own to govern by the telephone.

    135. PresidentPaul! says:

      If Biden crashes the economy he’s not getting one penny of stimulus.

      good luck liberals.

      No one supports this free money, but most feel everything will be worse with Herbert Hoover strategy to give the democrats all the political power in order to die on principle.

      But that sentiment goes away very quickly once demented gets into the WH.

    136. Wes says:

      I would say that’s the least likely scenario at this point, Bitter. Maybe Trump has a 1% chance of winning the popular vote and losing the EC.

      Unlike many on here, I think Trump actually has a better chance of carrying the popular vote and the EC than losing the popular vote and carrying the EC.

      Currently I’d rank the four possible scenarios in this order:

      1) Biden wins both.

      2) Trump wins both.

      3) Trump carries the EC but loses the popular vote.

      4) Trump carries the popular vote but loses the EC.

    137. Robbie says:

      The Republican senators aren’t in great shape, but they basically start at 54 seats since they’ll win back Alabama. Unfortunately, I think Arizona and Colorado are gone. I know about Hickenlooper’s ethics problems, but Biden’s going to win the state. That puts Republicans at 52 seats. I don’t see any other pickup opportunities so now we just have to triage the others. Collins and Tillis are in for dogfights. To a lesser extent, Ernst and Daines could be in for trouble if things get really bad. And of course, there’s Georgia. Neither seat is likely to turn over, but Perdue sounded the alarm last month for a reason.

    138. Tina says:

      AOC is an “advisor” to China Biden,

      AOC wants him to pledge defunding of police.

    139. Phil says:

      142. No argument from me. We are where we are.

      Got to keep the senate.

      We’re at 53 Republicans in the Senate right now. Add one more from Alabama. That’s 54.

      Subtract Colorado and Arizona most certainly gone.

      Maine and NC very vulnerable. I’d take a split right now.

      Iowa a possible although not likely loss I don’t think – unless things go really south at the top of the ticket.
      DEms will pull out all the stops for the 2 Senate sets In Georgia.

    140. Phil says:

      I forgot about Montana.

    141. Bitterlaw says:

      Thanks, Wes. At last we agree there is a chance Trump could win the popular vote. “Kamala is inevitable” Phil disagrees.

    142. Tina says:

      With all of these protesters out not socially distancing, the argument for all mail in voting is DEAD.

    143. Wes says:

      Hick still has to win his primary, Robbie. Fortunately Romanoff is going scorched earth on him and hitting him hard on the ethics issues, even pointing out Republicans weren’t the people behind the charges. That’s going to be a drain on Hickenlooper’s resources, and Gardner has already proved he’s a tenacious campaigner.

    144. Phil says:

      It does seem to undermine the mail in vote, Tina. Hell, it completely undermines the lockdown argument.

    145. Bitterlaw says:

      A lot of people forget about Montana. And why do we need 2 Dakotas.

    146. Tina says:

      Yup, Phil,

      Lockdown gone,

      Mail in vote gone,

    147. Tina says:

      NYC enters phase 1 on Monday.

    148. Wes says:

      I could be wrong, but I don’t think Daines is in serious trouble in MT. Bullock went out of his way to show disdain for the race before Dems went all in on recruiting him. He also endorsed gun control and Trump’s impeachment. Daines has high job approval numbers and no ethics issues. Current polls aside, I think Daines pulls ahead by fall and wins by high singles or low doubles.

    149. Robbie says:

      If Trump can stabilize things, I *think* Republicans will hold the Senate, but maybe only by a seat. If the bottom falls out for Trump over the next month to six weeks, then all bets are off.

      I was very surprised by the number of people who came out against Trump this week. It was something that really hasn’t happened during his presidency even though there were plenty of opportunities. This week, at least in the moment, felt different.

      Romney, Murkowski, Mattis, and the rest don’t mean much to me individually, but their willingness to do so suggests to me they see the political winds changing. That’s what should put the fear of God in Trump. If more and more can speak out and no longer fear reprisals by him, that’s no good for him.

    150. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Given the usual circumstances, at this point cannot predict what will happen in November.

      I watched a BLM demonstration go by with about 4,000-5,000 people; impressive — but the San Diego metropolitan area has over 3 million people, so it is hardly representative.

      Am hearing many demonstrators scream about white privilege. It is likely that about 66% of the eligible voters will be white.

      Than there is one inconvenient fact for the Democrats — they are nominating a candidate who conceivably might forget his own name in a debate. And how is Biden going to satisfy the far left demands the protestors will require him to sign on too. The Democratic Socialist are sounding like they will actively campaign for their own candidate. The left may disintegrate into factions.

      If voters are more concerned over potential chaos than how disagreeable a person Trump is, I can see him getting re-elected.

    151. PresidentPaul! says:

      I don’t think you can win an election with 20-40% unemployment whether it is or isn’t the president’s fault.

      But it’s fun watching the dems try to overplay their hand. They want a circus.

    152. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      160 *unusual circumstances

    153. PresidentPaul! says:

      Bernie would have won this election in a landslide, but Biden knows he has a mandate to just chill, wear his aviators, and do not much of anything as president.

      This does enrage progressives who know that’s precisely what he plans.

    154. Tina says:

      Did they ever report whether the 4 fired Mn cops are drats or trump supporters?

      If they did not, we know the answer.

    155. jason says:

      May 30 deaths 1017
      May 30 cases 23726

      June 6 deaths 706
      June 6 cases 22836

      IHME Model

      Projected Actual
      June 1 910 730 -180
      June 2 892 1134 +242
      June 3 873 1083 +210
      June 4 854 1031 +177
      June 5 835 975 +140
      June 6 812 706 -106

    156. PresidentPaul! says:

      Obama told the crowd that Joe Biden looked cool in his aviators, so Joe started wearing them everywhere even indoors.

    157. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      From Vox magazine:

      “The Democratic Socialists of America had already declined to back Mr. Biden. It has been joined in that refusal by Jacobin magazine, an influential publication among young leftists.
      Bhaskar Sunkara, Jacobin’s editor, announced on Twitter that he would vote for the Green Party candidate, Howie Hawkins. The magazine has since published several articles on the question of supporting Mr. Biden, including one that criticized the former members of Students for a Democratic Society for “haranguing young socialists,” insisted that building a democratic socialist movement “is the only real hope for the planet’s future,” pointed to the violation of rights under “Republican and Democratic presidencies alike” and downplayed the threat that Mr. Trump poses (“if he had both the will and the capacity to crush his opponents in the style of Hitler, Franco, or Mussolini, he would have done so by now”).”

    158. Tina says:

      They need to open a federal investigation into returning covid patients to nursing homes. 42% of the deaths.

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/06/breaking-exclusive-ny-governor-cuomos-largest-donor-involved-elderly-care-shielded-covid-19-lawsuits-april-cuomo/

    159. Phil says:

      About 560,000 tests today. With that many tests each day the fact that cases are still at a plateau and haven’t risen means the total infections out there Is dropping. Just wish it would drop faster.

    160. Tina says:

      Biden is also doing worse among Hispanics.

    161. Tina says:

      Where do you find the testing numbers from, Phil?

      Thanks,

    162. Big E says:

      For everybody with short memories. Dukakis had a 15 point lead on Trump going into the RNC. We know how that turned out.. Polls mean nothing until after Labor day. Nobody is paying attention except the true believers. Bidenwd will be defined as weak and corrupt over the summer.

    163. PresidentPaul! says:

      Governments around the world Are Using Covid-19 as an Excuse to Crush Freedom of Speech

      A report by Amnesty International, titled “Crackdown on journalists weakens efforts to tackle Covid-19”, contains a long and detailed list of offenders: new laws against disseminating “fake news” – the definition of which is to be decided by the authorities themselves – has been passed in Azerbaijan, Hungary, Russia, Uzbekistan, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tanzania and in several Gulf states. The Hungarian leader Orban has amended the criminal code so journalists are threatened with five years in prison for “spreading false information” that would impede “successful protection” against the coronavirus.

      It’s a scam.


      “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve. This is true even of the pious brethren who carry the gospel to foreign parts.”

      ? H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

    164. Tina says:

      Caleb Hull
      @CalebJHull
      ·
      19m
      I hope you’re all prepared for the rise in coronavirus deaths to be blamed on Republicans reopening states and not the literal hundreds of thousands of people in the streets

    165. Phl says:

      The Worldometer site, Tina. Go to the US numbers and look at the total number of tests. Subtract the total from the day before and it will give you the number over the 24 hour period.

    166. Tina says:

      Thanks Phil.

    167. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      169. “They need to open a federal investigation into returning covid patients to nursing homes. 42% of the deaths.”

      Sweden had the same issue. Over 50% of their deaths were in nursing homes, and over 67% of death were people over 70. They are now investigating what went wrong. They had locked down their nursing homes, but did not have a general lockdown. By contrast, only 63 Swedes below the age of 50 died, despite no mandatory lockdown.

      I am not aware of a country that effectively protected its elderly — maybe someone else can name one.

    168. Phil says:

      China.

      They haven’t had a corona death in five weeks.

      LOL

    169. PresidentPaul! says:

      Our society is to litigious. Just pass emergency legislation so no one can sue over coronavirus.

    170. PresidentPaul! says:

      Well unless the government forced business closure. Don’t care if people sue over that.

    171. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of care homes across Britain were locked down last month to stop COVID-19 from spreading among their frail and elderly residents. For Jamshad Ali, 87, it came anyway.

      Ali and six other residents at Hawthorn Green Care Home in east London died with “symptoms consistent with COVID-19,” with 21 others also possibly infected, said a spokesman for the home.

      With growing reports of COVID-19 deaths and cases at other homes, experts fear the disease, caused by the new coronavirus, which has already ripped through the care sector in the United States and the rest of Europe is now doing the same in Britain.”

    172. PresidentPaul! says:

      Dem governors forcing small business out of business over covid-19 while they are out with rioters who are burning their buildings down is a disgrace.

    173. jason says:

      For everybody with short memories. Dukakis had a 15 point lead on Trump going into the RNC.”

      Was that when Trump was a Democrat?

    174. PresidentPaul! says:

      Trump was a “Democrat” not a Democrat.

    175. Tgca says:

      As usual, I think y’all are overreacting. Trump could lose or win, of course, anything can habit, a Reagan or Obama would be in the same dilemma given this situation.

      But here’s what’s happening, the country is being pushed to be taken over by radical lefties and they are now eating their own, and anyone in their way. There is no compromise! The vast majority of America is keeping its mouth shut as politicians, entertainers, and corporate America are groveling to suck up to the radical fringe element which is using the fears of AA to push for a radical agenda. But many crowding in the streets in the summer after being under house arrest for 3 months does not represent the majority of the US.

      If you think a bunch of radical college kids and uneducated white punks angry at their life or young AA are going to come out in mass for Biden, you’re whacko! They’re not united to beat Trump or anyone. They want a completely socialistic country and none of these leading candidates will do. The leftist mayor of Minneapolis just was humiliated and had to do the walk of shame. They cursed him out in front of all and he’s probably the best they got when it comes to leftist political support.

      This puts Biden in a real bind as they will start with him as well next. If he sucks up to them, and agrees to defund the police, he loses the indys. If he pushes back like Mayor Jacob, they will excoriate him, and he does not have the wits or temperament to take on a crowd. What’s he gonna do when he starts with his “hey man” talk and some minority tells him “don’t talk to us like your one of us because you’re not cracker!” They will force Biden so far left, he will lose indys and he can’t win without significant Indy support.

      Lastly, the GOP, indys, and moderate Dems are all watching this and fearful to speak out is my guess is they do not agree with defunding police, reparations, violent protests, looting and destroying public property, beating people, tax increases…

    176. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      184. Clinton was Dukakis in drag.

    177. Robbie says:

      I’ve said this for more than a month and I think it still holds true. Many are underestimating the powerful effect a vaccine approval could have on Trump’s standing.

      On the other hand, I think many are underestimating the possibility the bottom could fall out for Trump.

    178. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Well we tried to flatten the curve, and ended up flattening the economy. Time to try something different.

    179. PresidentPaul! says:

      Any conservative businessman in New York is a “democrat” just like every conservative college student with a brain is a “democrat”, but that doesn’t mean he is a democrat.

    180. Phil says:

      189

      Well said. Clear and concise.

    181. John says:

      I know that the liberals/Democrats pride themselves on getting out protestors and the like…but today must have been a disappointment….a huge disappointment.
      I understand that the people in charge we expecting a crowd of one million in the DC area but from what I’ve gathered less than 40,000 showed up…if that many.
      Wow.

    182. dblaikie says:

      Again this has been a terrible week for our cities but a great week for the GOP and Trump. Once again TDS drove the left into untenable positions. They have become the party of lock downs and defunding the police Friday’s economic news was great. The primary elections on Tues had GOP voters come out in numbers that dwarfed Dem voters. Finally the Dems candidate has dementia!

      On another matter, does anyone on this site take PPP polls seriously? If so why?

    183. lisab says:

      Again this has been a terrible week for our cities but a great week for the GOP and Trump.
      ———————————–

      i think you are correct … AND … it could still go either way

      the dems are turning on their own. at some point biden will be asked if he supports defunding the police

      but it only takes one bad action by police, one panicky officer trapped by the mod to really destroy trump

      otoh, if antifa attack the diamond district, the dems are done

    184. Tina says:

      Look who Cn and n will blame if there is a rise in corona.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/CillizzaCNN/status/1269375572683247622

    185. PresidentPaul! says:

      https://www.zerohedge.com/political/racial-healer-media-has-conveniently-forgotten-george-w-bushs-many-atrocities

      “Racial Healer? The Media Has Conveniently Forgotten George W. Bush’s Many Atrocities“

    186. Bitterlaw says:

      I support police. I think police should have overwhelming firepower to protect themselves and citizens. I am willing to listen to ideas from police AND responsible citizens that can lessen tension in police-community relations and help protect both police and citizens. Sue me.

    187. jason says:

      Any conservative businessman in New York is a “democrat” just like every conservative college student with a brain is a “democrat”, but that doesn’t mean he is a democrat.”

      Zzzz…Bunu sounds like NYC.

      Trump was a real live Democrat for decades, conservative businessman my ass. He funded Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, the Dem Senate Committee, you name it. Hillary was in the front row at his wedding. He was on record as favoring partial birth abortion, Democrat ideas on the economy, universal healthcare and “deficits don’t matter, you can just print money”. He is still enamored with the AFL-CIO agenda and is no fan of small government.

      I do give him credit where it is due. Conservative judges. Energy independence. Deregulation. Border control (not a wall). Lower taxes. Stronger military. He has switched position on abortion.

      But to say he wasn’t a Dem, BS.

    188. jason says:

      I am willing to listen to ideas from police AND responsible citizens that can lessen tension in police-community relations and help protect both police and citizens. Sue me.”

      Nobody is interested in that.

      The meme now is defund the police.

    189. Bitterlaw says:

      And go after Antifa for every crime committed. Put that on my list, too.

    190. Bitterlaw says:

      Well, I am interested in it and would increase funding for police forces. GFY.

    191. jason says:

      I don’t know if Tgca’s expert political analysis above is correct, but I hope it is.

    192. jason says:

      Well, I am interested in it and would increase funding for police forces. GFY.”

      You are naive.

      These people don’t want any dialogue.

    193. lisab says:

      These people don’t want any dialogue.
      —————————

      go watch the video of what they did to frey

      there will almost certainly be a radical leftist mayor in minneapolis next year who will try to defund the police

    194. jason says:

      On another matter, does anyone on this site take PPP polls seriously? If so why?”

      I do. I don’t like to cherry pick polls.

      PPP is a Democratic pollster paid to show Dems either winning or if they are not winning they are close to winning.

      Their methodology over samples Dems. It is what it is.

    195. jason says:

      go watch the video of what they did to frey”

      Yeah, and Frey is a flaming moonbat.

      They would eat Bitter alive.

    196. Tina says:

      Now a twitter war involving her Thighness and the Bernie bro’s have broken out. In her eyes, the Bernie bro’s May be even worse than the depolorables

    197. Tina says:

      Also, leftist twitter are fighting each other over the meaning of defund the police.

    198. TgcaTheExpert says:

      I’m only willing to concede 3 things with police reform.

      1st, national standards and training on how to deal with different threats, this way we can all agree they were appropriately trained and applied the standards consistently for each type of threats.

      2nd, serious disciplinary for police that cross the line.

      3rd, get more serious engagement between police and local politicians to act as a go-between the communities.

      As for defunding police, NEVER! That is suicide! Our cities would become lawless and no one would want to work or live in them.

    199. Tgca says:

      203

      Just because I educate all you nitwits here and provide expert advice does not mean folks will always follow the great knowledge I impart upon y’all. That’s what so frustrating about being an EXPERT.

      Anyways, I digress.

      I just do not see how defunding police, rioting, looting, destroying property, and assaulting folks is a winning ticket for Biden. Even if he gets Obama out campaigning with him, the far left will still excoriate him, as well as Obama, if BO tries to come in and play the adult in the room. Folks will ask Obama why his policies did no better than Trump when it came to racial injustices. I’m not sure Obama wants to risk a conflict like Mayor Jacob and harm his reputation and be ridiculed publicly.

      These loonies don’t care. It’s their way or the highway, and they seem to think they have the upper hand now because the big city politicians have cowered during this crisis and that has made them feel formidable. I think voters will feel otherwise in November. So unless there’s another major turn of events, I just don’t see the Indys and moderate Dems racing to support Biden, and Biden just can’t win without the majority of them.

    200. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      In March, California Governor Newsom ordered 10,000 ventilators to deal with the expected surge in hospital cases of CORVID-19. Turns out California did not need them. This is good because the ventilators will not be ready until the end of the summer. The ventilators cost $138 million. So far 20 have been delivered; another 150 will be delivered next week; 1,000 more in July, 3,500 in August, and the rest afterwards.

    201. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      211. I agree. A lot of the left will vote for the Green candidate or another fringe candidate. They will put pressure on Biden to adopt far leftist positions, and when he fails to do so refuse to support him.

      Tgca, I don’t think a lot of posters realize how doctrinaire the far left is. Add to that the fact Biden is clearly in mental decline. The far left will focus on recruiting a new socialist champion.

    202. TgcaTheExpert says:

      213

      I agree with you SDC that a lot of our posters are ignorant sluts but perhaps they will become more EDUMACATED over the next few months as they see how far these radicals will go now that they feel empowered by the cowardice of the Dem city leaders. The leftists really think there time has come and they can finally implement their agenda nationally. We will see if the voters are ready to go full lefty in Amerika.

    203. Victrc says:

      As for the NYT story about the Bush’s endorsing Biden…BFD. They supported Hillary in the last election, how did they work for them. Even George P here in Texas is supporting Trump, which is smart since he’ll run for Lt gov next cycle.

      Romney? Again. Who cares. He’s already dead to most Republicans and will be a one term Senator in Utah.

      What Trump needs to do is consilidste the rest of the “crew” like Murkowski.

      Regardless I don’t think the bush or Romney thing hurts Trump at all

    204. Tgca says:

      Good morning all you DEPLORABLES!

      Where is everybody?

      Anyone want to discuss ABORTION?

    205. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      A new MI Poll(EPIC/MRA) shows Biden +12 over Trump in the State.
      To show how ridiculous this poll and many others are, Trump carried MI Indies in 2016 by a 55/39 margin. In this poll,he is -40:

      “Independent voters, who often decide Michigan elections, are backing Biden over Trump, 63-23.”

      The pollster does admit that in August, 2016, it had Clinton +10 over Trump.
      It’s as if nothing has changed with the polling between 2016 and now.

    206. dblaikie says:

      14 police officers quit today in Minneapolis and over 40 are taking early retirement. Their collective comment to the people of MSP — “You’re on your own.”

    207. Tina says:

      And during freaks Walk of Shame Speech, he admitted that he was in charge of the police department and was aware of the dangerous knee to neck tactic.

      This tactic should not be allowed in any department, and is not allowed in many now.

    208. Tina says:

      New evidence of China’s coronavirus cover-up: Scientists KNEW it was lethal and ‘clearly contagious’ before officials told the world about ‘mystery’ outbreak
      Patient samples showed coronavirus before China told of unidentified disease
      Reports reveal that one team even found the virus was ‘clearly contagious’
      Activist claims China knew virus was prevalent in December but didn’t tell public
      Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8395163/China-scientists-KNEW-virus-lethal-officials-told-world-mystery-outbreak.html

    209. jason says:

      Well, it is hard to argue with Tgca, who has doctorate degree in political science from 3 major and two minor universities, and has in fact advised Nauru on their system of government after the oceans cover the whole island.

      Plus, I hope he is right.

    210. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Another example of ridiculous polling. The just-released Wall Street Journal/ Washington Post shows Trump’s approval/disapproval at -8 and Sleepy Joe up 7 nationally. Here is the Dem +12 PID!

      Strong Democrat …………………….. 28
      Not very strong Democrat…………. 7
      Independent/lean Democrat ……… 10
      Strictly Independent…………………. 13
      Independent/lean Republican……. 7
      Not very strong Republican ………. 6
      Strong Republican…………………… 20
      Other (VOL)………………………….. 5
      Not sure……………………………….. 4
      + Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

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    212. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Colin Powell formally endorses Joe Biden today. Why can’t I stop YAWNING!!!

    213. Tina says:

      They are coordinating

      Crappy polls plus bushies and rinos that endorsed either Obama and/or her Thighness.

    214. TgcaTheExpert says:

      223

      Oh stop silly! I don’t have any doctorates though I have been offered honorary degrees from all the Ivy Leagues, along with an offer to submit my name to the Nobel Committee for both Physics and Economics on a number of occasions. However, since I think such awards are silly and they’re offered by liberal institutions, I decline to accept.

      Sharing my unmatched EXPERTise and vast knowledge of all things with all the simpler folks here at HHR, is more rewarding then any Ivy League or a Nobel award could ever be.

      *sniffles* I love you guys…no matter how intellectually challenged you all may be.

    215. jason says:

      Well, Powell only endorsed Biden because Trump is a racist and extremist.

      If Trump was a “moderate” Republican like McCain or Romney, Powell (a loyal Republican) would have endorsed them too.

      Oh wait..

    216. Tina says:

      So who is the Republican most “closest” to Mayor Freak?

      Senator Planned parenthood

      Flakey

      Quittens

      Mute 43

    217. Tina says:

      Trump removes national guard from Dc.

      Protests in Capitol were much smaller than the 1 million projected.

    218. Phil says:

      Looking at the party ID it’s rather amazing Trump is just down 7. Must be really holding his own among indies and be consolidating his base.

    219. Tina says:

      Lockdowns over

      Trump Rally’s.

      No excuses by the “health”officials.

    220. Tina says:

      Donald J. Trump
      @realDonaldTrump
      · 2m
      Colin Powell, a real stiff who was very responsible for getting us into the disastrous Middle East Wars, just announced he will be voting for another stiff, Sleepy Joe Biden. Didn’t Powell say that Iraq had “weapons of mass destruction?” They didn’t, but off we went to WAR

    221. Phil says:

      Now, if Washington Post poll is reflective of the current national party ID, then we are a one party country and it wouldn’t matter who the Republican Party nominee was – ever. However, let me remind everyone that the Party ID in the last election was D+3 according to the exits, and party ID has never even been close to anything like what it is in the Washington Post Poll. Ever.

      Another poll designed to create a narrative.

    222. Hugh says:

      The WP poll is great news. With a ridiculous PID Trump is only down 7. The dems overplayed their hand once again. It just going to get worse for them. But trump needs to show more discipline to finish the job

    223. Robbie says:

      I think there are two interesting numbers from the NBC/WSJ poll. First, Trump’s at 42% in a matchup against Biden. Second, Trump’s job approval is 45%.

      You can read this difference in two ways. First, Trump’s probably got 45% locked in to his national vote since JA of an incumbent president is the best predictor of his vote share on election day.

      Second, the difference between the two numbers reflects a weariness of the public with Trump. In other words, a certain percentage can support his policies, but are just ready for a change in presidents.

      I think the NBC/WSJ poll is one of the better ones so I’ll continue to watch and see if that difference between JA and his standing against Biden exists.

    224. Phil says:

      Sheeple and Hugh,

      That’s not the ABC/Washington Post poll.

      It’s the NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll. I just looked it up.

    225. Big E says:

      We should not be surprised by these polls. They are run or commissioned by liberal universities, the msm, liberal think tanks and the actual parties themselves. Are we to take at face value that their bias does not enter into the equation. The two polling organizations that have shown the least bias are Gallup (pid is almost even) and Rasmussen which tilts 3-4 toward the dems. I ask you which two polls are maligned by the press. I also ask you which pollester nailed 2016. Rasmussen had Hillary +3. These polls being cited had Hillary at least plus 6. The same mistakes are repeating themselves.

    226. Phil says:

      Sorry, Robbie. That Party ID in the NBC poll is ridiculous. I have never been a proponent of reweighting polls. Ever…..but come on, man.

    227. Wes says:

      Never mind Powell. I know the rest of you are waiting eagerly for Biden to pick up the all-important Chuck Hagel endorsement.

    228. Tina says:

      We need to wait a week and see how polling shakes out.

      Rasmussen is the leader since they use a likely voter screen.

      It detected an uptick

      However, this was before the jobs number and defund police.

      Protests and riots now much quieter.

    229. Tina says:

      What is the party I’d for nbc?

      It should be d plus 1 to 3. This was Gallup’s findings the last 2 months.

    230. Wes says:

      Oh, wait. I just checked. Hagel endorsed Biden in March.

      I guess Hagel just used the NEGOP as a way to win office since Benedict Nelson was a lock for the Dem Senate nomination in 1996.

      I have to wonder if Hagel has ever endorsed a Republican for any office.

    231. Robbie says:

      Victrc says:
      June 7, 2020 at 1:37 am
      As for the NYT story about the Bush’s endorsing Biden…BFD.

      – Here’s my take on this news. It won’t mean a hill of beans with Trump’s base. They’re locked in with him come hell or high water. The bond is unbreakable.

      However, I think people like GWB, Romney, and the others are worrisome for Trump in this respect. Trump won in 2016 because there was a group of people who have always voted Republican and didn’t really care for Trump, but held their noses and voted for him. They made him president.

      I think the “hold your nose” voters are the suburban dwellers who have been a part of the Republican coalition for 40 years, but have edged away in the Trump years. If they see GWB and others withholding support, they may see it as a permission slip to either not vote or go with Biden.

      If Trump starts to lose what I call his “periphery voters”, he’s got issues.

    232. Phil says:

      Trump is down but that poll is hot garbage, You have to look at the internals.

    233. Tina says:

      Never liked how Powell got free from blame on the lies he told about the wmds in Iraq.

      How he and Dick Armitage threw scooter Libby under the bus about outing Valeria Plame, who just lost an election for a NM House seat.

    234. Robbie says:

      Wes

      Since you’re around, I’m sure you saw what happened to Tim Fox in Montana. Had he run in 2018, he’d probably be a Senator today. Instead, he decided to wait for an “easier” race to win and his career was ended by a guy who body slammed a reporter.

    235. Tina says:

      Romney, mute, and Powell did not vote for him in 2016.

      This is not new.

      Powell has not voted R since 2004 or 2008.

      Matthis is a Drat. Would have supported.

      There is “nothing of concern” here.

    236. Tina says:

      Matthis is a registered Drat. Turned out to be a terrible secretary of defense and was fired.

      Thank you for your military service.

    237. Tina says:

      Had Hillary won, Mattthis offered his services to her.

      This is all collusion by generals. who lied about Iraq and failed to win wars,

      They do Not want any end to the wars.

      Follow the $$$$

    238. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      June 7, 2020 at 10:43 am
      Sorry, Robbie. That Party ID in the NBC poll is ridiculous. I have never been a proponent of reweighting polls. Ever…..but come on, man

      – I don’t know. If the NBC/WSJ poll was out of line with other contemporary polls, maybe. But their topline result is consistent with other polling.

      I’m not a fan of hard weighting polls since I think party ID fluctuates with how voters feel. I know most don’t care, but the NYT reported this week Trump’s own polling shows what the public polling shows.

      Plenty of time to change momentum, though.

    239. Tina says:

      Matthis would have been Secretary if Defense had Hillary won.

      It’s the Potomac 2 step,

    240. Tina says:

      I think it’s going to be hard to convict the officer that killed Mr. grey, he was just following the neck restraint technique taught to him and endorsed by that department ans Mayor Walk of Shame.

    241. Tina says:

      It does not help that the Antifa AG overcharged him with a 2nd degree.

    242. Tina says:

      Antifa and Blm deface monument for black soldiers in the civil war.

      https://www.wcvb.com/article/shaw-54th-regiment-memorial-defaced/32733306

    243. Wes says:

      Jon Tester should send Donald Trump a care package every day till 2025 for securing Tester’s Senate re-election, Robbie.

      Ryan Zinke was gearing up for a Senate run. Then Trump convinced Zinke to join his Cabinet. This had the effect of crippling GOP recruiting efforts against Tester.

      As you noted, Tim Fox stupidly took a pass on the race despite the fact that Tester has a number of vulnerabilities Republicans can exploit.

      Naturally the MTGOP went with Maryland transplant Matt Rosendale, who started his campaign by ducking a debate with Tester. Rosendale never recovered from this stupid mistake and never made Tester’s Elizabeth Warren-style voting record a major issue. Thus, Massachusetts effectively has three Senators while Montana has one.

      It was a CF from day one. There’s literally no way in Hell Democrats in a state their presidential nominee carried by 20 points would have been this utterly inept if a Republican Senator represented them.

    244. Phil says:

      The NYT reporting? Haven’t you learned anything over the last three years, Robbie? The NYT has, uh, reported a lot of things. LOL

      Party ID does fluctuate – not anything like this poll. Not even close and that would include 2008 the most Democratic year in my memory (+7) when Democratic turnout maxed out to the hilt.

      Trump is behind about 4 pts. He lost 2016 by a little over 2.

      “Topline result”? Topline result can be made to be anything you want if the sample is BS. What’s next? A sample of the Washington Post and CNN newsrooms? I can just see the top line results of that one.

    245. Tina says:

      This happened in my neck of the woods yesterday. The FBI has taken over the case.

      A Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office deputy was killed, and two other law enforcement officers were injured responding to reports of a suspicious-looking van with guns and explosives inside in Ben Lomond Saturday evening. |

      https://www.ksbw.com/article/santa-cruz-county-sheriffs-office-reports-active-threat-involving-shooting/32789232

    246. Tina says:

      #STFUHillary Trends on Twitter After Twice-Failed Candidate Hillary Clinton Publishes Post About George Floyd

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/06/stfuhillary-trends-twitter-twice-failed-candidate-hillary-clinton/

    247. Robbie says:

      Wes says:
      June 7, 2020 at 11:01 am
      Jon Tester should send Donald Trump a care package every day till 2025 for securing Tester’s Senate re-election, Robbie.
      Ryan Zinke was gearing up for a Senate run. Then Trump convinced Zinke to join his Cabinet. This had the effect of crippling GOP recruiting efforts against Tester.

      – Oh, believe me. I remember. Convincing Zinke to join the cabinet was really the first indication the group around Trump in his transition was just not very sharp or politically savvy.

    248. Tina says:

      This is false. Trump wanted a surge of national guardsmen not military.

      CNN Breaking News
      @cnnbrk
      · 14h
      The White House wanted to have 10,000 active duty troops on the streets of Washington and other cities earlier this week to quell protesters, but defense officials pushed back on the idea, a source says https://cnn.it/2MEE2Be

    249. Phil says:

      Yeah, that was idiotic about Zinke. Just a dumbass move….and they are making the same mistake with Pompeo in Kansas.

      Stupid Stupid Stupid.

    250. Wes says:

      GWB did a similar thing in 2004, Robbie. Benedict Nelson was vulnerable to a challenge from Mike Johanns. Naturally GWB convinced Johanns to join his Cabinet. I was here briefly in the leadup to the 2006 races and saw a bunch of Hedgehoggers slobbering over Nelson.

      Well, with no serious opposition to his reelection, Benedict Nelson won re-election easily—and promptly betrayed his constituents.

      I want to personally thank GWB and the Nelson fanboys for Obamacare.

    251. Phil says:

      Wes, Democrats don’t make these kinds of mistakes.

    252. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      June 7, 2020 at 11:12 am
      Yeah, that was idiotic about Zinke. Just a dumbass move….and they are making the same mistake with Pompeo in Kansas.

      – I know it comes from the NYT, but they reported a few weeks back Trump encouraged Pompeo to run for Senate.

      To be honest, I find it baffling Pompeo stuck with State. There’s a good chance he’s out of a job in seven months so then what? he clearly wants to run for president, but without a platform like the Senate, it’s pretty hard.

      The same applies to John Ratcliffe. I have no idea why he decided to give up his House seat to be DNI for maybe just seven months.

      Few seem to want to play the long game well these days.

    253. Phil says:

      Long game? Republicans don’t even play the short game.

      The stupid party.

    254. Wes says:

      We may not get the same result in Kansas, Phil.

      Roger Marshall is consolidating the anti-Kobach vote. If Marshall wins the primary, the general will be easy.

      I’m actually fairly sanguine about KS. Traditionally Republicans in the state have been circumspect about the Senate seats and worked hard to keep Dems from picking them up. (See 1974, 1996, and 2014.)

      KS Republicans may frequently flub gubernatorial races, but they seem to take the Senate races extremely seriously. Since Marshall is on the upswing now, I’m actually expecting a similar result this year.

    255. Phil says:

      I just searched high and low through the methodology numbers in the NBC Poll. Generally, in polls showing the presidential race they show the breakdown among independents, Republicans, and Democrats for each candidate.

      Nothing. Nada. Hmmm, You have a D+12 sample and Trump is only behind 7? Guess the independent numbers didn’t come out the way they were supposed to. No problem. Just eliminate that line. No biggie.

    256. Tina says:

      Stephanie Ruhle
      @SRuhle
      · 2h
      Defunding the police does NOT mean cutting the pay of police officers or taking their pensions away.

    257. jason says:

      Trump appointed Mathis, right?

    258. Tina says:

      China Biden is boxed in. Does he still support this, or think blacks are super predators?

      Doug Mills
      @dougmillsnyt
      · 2h
      DC Mayor Muriel Bowser had “Black Lives Matter” painted onto 16th St. just down from the White House. Last night protesters added “Defund The Police”

    259. Phil says:

      Yeah, and Kelly. Must have been out of his ever loving mind.

      Nothing like surrounding yourself with loyal people.

    260. Tina says:

      What was his reaction when they protested re opening?

      These public officials are a disgrace.

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      @ScottGottliebMD
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    261. Hugh says:

      274. Sounds like the same garbage we keep hearing from the scientists and workers where protesting and looting is good and business owners protesting is bad. Unless you are tracking who is gathering and who is not how can you get a reasonable population to study? It just makes no sense. The weathermen and economist are better than these so called studies.

    262. lisab says:

      China Biden is boxed in. Does he still support this, or think blacks are super predators?
      ——————–

      biden is going to do worse than hillary among blacks

      among women

      and among little girls who don’t liked to be touched

      his only hope is turnout is higher

      i don’t think it will be

      (although admittedly it would be hard for any candidate to do worse among women and blacks than trump did in 2016)

    263. lisab says:

      although romney did worse among blacks

    264. jason says:

      I don’t know what happened because according to most experts here Trump doesn’t make mistakes.

    265. lisab says:

      minnesota is also definitely in play this time

      frey and walz have really screwed up

    266. lisab says:

      NYC Lifts Curfew That They Made Little Effort Enforcing

    267. lisab says:

      Cities Won’t Be Prosecuting Their Rioters

    268. lisab says:

      In a stunning development, our office has learned that every single one of the St. Louis looters and rioters arrested were released back onto the streets by local prosecutor Kim Gardner.

    269. Hugh says:

      Once again the dems were making headway then went full crazy for all to see.

    270. lisab says:

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      The delayed action of Minnesota leaders to quell growing unrest in the shadow of George Floyd’s tragic death resulted in mass rioting across the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

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      Now, the leaders want federal taxpayers to partially foot the bill for damage caused by violent protesters.

      According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, more than 200 buildings across the Minneapolis-area have been destroyed or damaged in the riots, which will require at least $55 million in repairs. However, that number will likely be much higher — up into the “hundreds of millions,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, a Democrat, said this week.

      “We will do everything we can as we shift to recovery mode,” Frey said. “We’re recovering from crises sandwiched on top of each other, from COVID-19 to the police killing and then the looting which took place afterward.”

      Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) and city leaders will seek federal assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to “offset” the cost of damage repairs, the Star Tribune reported. Walz’s administration is reportedly discussing the matter with Minnesota’s congressional delegation, including with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D).

    271. lisab says:

      almost 3 million protestors were in dc last night!

    272. lisab says:

      Angela Cullen and Arne Delfs
      8 hrs ago
      Poll: Republicans pessimistic about US direction
      Tropical Storm Cristobal will make landfall today

      (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump’s directive to pull 9,500 troops from Germany hits home hard for friends of America like Edgar Knobloch, whose Bavarian town has been home to U.S. service members for seven decades.

      Like Chancellor Angela Merkel, the mayor of Grafenwoehr was caught off guard. It’s the latest sign of the U.S.’s deterioration of ties with a loyal ally, one that not only hosts most of its troops in Europe but also has seen them fuel the local economy.

      “But … but … where are we going to get free stuff?” complained Angela Merkel. “We need more free money from America not less. When is Jeb Bush going to run again?”

    273. lisab says:

      ‘Emotional support llama’ participates in Portland protest march

      Participants in a Portland, Oregon Black Lives Matter protest and march were comforted to see one participant’s ”emotional support” llama joining the demonstration, The Sun reports.

      Named Caesar, the Portland area support animal and “llamactivist,” also known as a therapy llama, has been hailed online as the “no drama llama” after joining the march on Tuesday.

      Others, according to The Sun reports, called the furry five-year old creature a “morale booster.”

    274. DW says:

      EPIC-MRA out with a Michigan poll showing Biden up 12 points. Never mind that they kept showing Hillary up 10-11 points throughout most of 2016, it won’t stop Dave W from cheerleading this as another indicator Trump is headed for a landslide defeat.

    275. lisab says:

      A sexually frustrated Virginia man blew off a hand while trying to make homemade explosives — ones he planned to use on a revenge attack on “hot cheerleaders,” according to federal prosecutors.

      Cole Carini, 23, went to a health clinic in Richlands last Wednesday suffering from an amputated hand, amputated fingers on the opposite hand, and shrapnel wounds to the neck and throat, the Department of Justice said.

    276. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      252. “I’m not a fan of hard weighting polls since I think party ID fluctuates with how voters feel. I know most don’t care, but the NYT reported this week Trump’s own polling shows what the public polling shows.”

      Actually the Gallup party identification numbers have remained fairly constant for 2020: abt 30% Republican; abt 30% Democratic; abt. 37% independent.

      If a poll samples say 7% more Democrats, then it has a bias and that needs to be pointed out. Quoting the NYT as a legitimite source about Trump’s polling is laughable.

      In the past, when most the population had landlines, polling could be fairly accurate. As one pollster has said, the polling now is a crap shoot.

    277. jason says:

      This could be BS, of course.

      “People familiar with their thinking”?

      Zzzzzzzz…..

      “Former President George W. Bush won’t support the re-election of Mr. Trump, and Jeb Bush isn’t sure how he’ll vote, say people familiar with their thinking”

      And of course, “not supporting Trump” doesn’t mean voting for Biden. Romney voted for his wife in 2016.

      I intended to vote for Daffy Duck because wes recommended him (is Daffy a him?) but it was too much work to write him/her in so I left it blank.

    278. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      If urban mayors want to defund the police, they should start by dismissing the police guards that are with them constantly to protect the.

    279. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      292. Can you identify a block of voters whose vote would be influenced by Bush’s decision not to support Trump? Does Trump even want his support?

    280. Hugh says:

      3M. I say divide by 10 at best. Who comes up with this stuff? Also nytimes is not a reliable source for anything trump related.

    281. Tina says:

      Also Quittens did not vote for trump in 2016.

      He supported the Cia spook that was supposed to award Utah to hillary

    282. Pole Harris says:

      “Now, if Washington Post poll is reflective of the current national party ID, then we are a one party country and it wouldn’t matter who the Republican Party nominee was – ever. However, let me remind everyone that the Party ID in the last election was D+3 according to the exits, and party ID has never even been close to anything like what it is in the Washington Post Poll. Ever.”

      I agree, 100%.

      Phil is 100% exactly correct!

      -Pole Harris

    283. Tina says:

      78
      166
      363

      Burn, Democrat-Run Cities, Burn!
      @NolteNC
      ·
      2h
      Experts told us a million protesters would show up in DC.

      It was barely 10,000 — in a 85% democrat city an area, on a Saturday night, with the full force of the corrupt media promoting it…

      This is not a national movement. It’s a deep blue temper tantrum over phantom racism.

    284. Tgca says:

      Hola Papis!

    285. Tgca says:

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    286. lisab says:

      the individual state fundraising figures are pretty interesting

      trump is outraising biden by at least 10% in:

      Alabama
      Alaska
      Arizona
      Arkansas
      Florida
      Georgia
      Guam
      Hawaii
      Idaho
      Indiana
      Iowa
      Kansas
      Kentucky
      Louisiana
      Michigan
      Mississippi
      Missouri
      Montana
      Nebraska
      Nevada
      New Mexico
      North Carolina
      North Dakota
      Northern Mariana Islands
      Ohio
      Oklahoma
      Puerto Rico
      South Carolina
      South Dakota
      Tennessee
      Texas
      Utah
      West Virginia
      Wisconsin
      Wyoming

      biden is outraising trump by at least 10% in:
      Armed Forces Americas
      Armed Forces Europe
      Armed Forces Pacific
      California
      Colorado
      Connecticut
      Delaware
      District Of Columbia
      Foreign Countries
      Illinois
      Maine
      Maryland
      Massachusetts
      New Hampshire
      New Jersey
      New York
      Oregon
      Other
      Pennsylvania
      Rhode Island
      U.S. Virgin Islands
      Vermont
      Virginia
      Washington

      basically tied:
      minnesota (trump has 108% of biden’s total)

    287. PresidentPaul! says:

      Bush is a trash bag. I knew he would never back the republican nominee.

      Dude literally has no allies. The dems know he’s a war criminal, and the GOP hates the guy.

    288. PresidentPaul! says:

      I read this morning that the Minn Police department teaches that “technique” of putting your knee on the neck of people arrested.

      If he has a good enough legal team and the right jury well….

    289. PresidentPaul! says:

      As we know, staying silent or not acting is the same as racism

      Scott Adams
      @ScottAdamsSays
      ·
      46m
      When I see a protestors who is NOT washing the feet of a #BLM leader, to me, that inaction looks a little bit racist. And I’d like to see more enthusiasm from the participants.

    290. PresidentPaul! says:

      https://twitter.com/Braveheart_USA/status/1269480875260915713

      “Minneapolis Police Department says 24 officers quit today & 46 are taking early retirement.

      Their words before they left were:

      “You’re on your own””

    291. PresidentPaul! says:

      Omar will feel at home; defund the popo

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qicMfvIDVI

    292. PresidentPaul! says:

      Prince Andrew ‘faces court quiz over paedo pal Epstein within weeks’ after US demands UK hand him over
      However, we have still not found Epstein’s jewish Madam who in charge of arranging all these flights and “meetings”

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