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    Sanders Leads a Slew of Polls in NH

    Now that the Iowa debacle is behind us, we have a polls falling out all over the place in New Hampshire. Over the past few days, we have polls from Suffolk University, Emerson College, UMass Amherst, UMass Lowell, Saint Anselm, and Franklin Pierce University. The consensus seems to be a lead for Bernie Sanders.

    PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE – DEM PRIMARY (Suffolk)
    Sanders 24%
    Biden 18%
    Warren 13%
    Buttigieg 11%
    Klobuchar 6%
    Gabbard 5%
    Steyer 4%
    Yang 3%

    PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE – DEM PRIMARY (Emerson)
    Sanders 32%
    Biden 13%
    Warren 13%
    Buttigieg 12%
    Klobuchar 12%
    Steyer 5%
    Yang 5%
    Gabbard 4%

    PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE – DEM PRIMARY (UMass Amherst)
    Sanders 25%
    Biden 20%
    Warren 17%
    Buttigieg 12%
    Klobuchar 5%
    Steyer 5%
    Gabbard 5%
    Yang 4%

    PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE – DEM PRIMARY (Saint Anselm)
    Sanders 19%
    Biden 19%
    Buttigieg 14%
    Warren 11%
    Klobuchar 11%
    Steyer 5%
    Yang 4%
    Gabbard 3%

    PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE – DEM PRIMARY (Franklin Pierce University)
    Sanders 31%
    Biden 24%
    Warren 17%
    Buttigieg 11%
    Klobuchar 4%
    Gabbard 3%

    PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE – DEM PRIMARY (UMass Lowell)
    Sanders 23%
    Biden 22%
    Warren 19%
    Buttigieg 12%
    Klobuchar 6%
    Steyer 6%
    Gabbard 5%

    All these polls were done ending sometime between January 29th and February 3rd among between 400 and 500 likely voters.

    Posted by Dave at 10:17 pm
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    406 Responses to “Sanders Leads a Slew of Polls in NH”

    1. jason says:

      Instapundit:

      “Trump is making the Dems eat one sh-t sandwich after another.”

    2. VictrC says:

      Trump is honestly killing it tonight.

      I’m shocked, he’s disciplines, on script, sometimes genuine and actually lifting spirits. Good for him

    3. Cash Cow TM says:

      PELOSI JUST TORE HER COPY OF TRUMP’S SPEECH IN HALF!

      What a B**ch!

    4. PresidentPaul! says:

      It was a fix

      Max Blumenthal
      @MaxBlumenthal

      ·
      21h
      Hillary Clinton hyped up the $75 million initiative that funded the creation of Pacronym and Shadow Inc., claiming it would protect against “propaganda.” David Plouffe, who’s been hammering Bernie on MSNBC all night, is on this group’s board.

    5. Victrc says:

      How Petty of Pelosi and I hope that most see it. He dind’t mention the bogus impeachment once, he didn’t really go after them where he could have, and was respectful.

      for her to rip up the speech like that shows that they are nothing but spoiled children

    6. Cash Cow TM says:

      I agree with VictrC.

      First time I have ever seen this kind of (non-ass) Trump.

    7. Cash Cow TM says:

      Can’t wait to see the D response to the SOTU speech.

      Who drew the short straw to give that?

    8. lisab says:

      in my area cbs was showing the big bang theory during the sotu

      but is now showing the democrat response!

    9. Cash Cow TM says:

      “Cash Cow TM says:
      February 4, 2020 at 10:33 pm
      I agree with VictrC.
      First time I have ever seen this kind of (non-ass) Trump.”

      But will Trump…ten minutes after the SOTU speech …tweet something vile about Nancy and saying she can put something of his in her mouth?

      Hope not.

    10. John says:

      Wow.
      As I saw it President Trump threw a bucket of spit at Nancy Pelosi and Democrats tonight and officially got Pelosi’s ‘goat’ at the end when she tore up his speech while Trump was still at the podium. Twice.
      Wow.

    11. Cash Cow TM says:

      lisab,

      I am on the veranda taking a smoke break.

      Who is giving the dem response?

      AOC?

    12. NYCmike says:

      “First time I have ever seen this kind of (non-ass) Trump.”

      -I really wish people would read some of my comments….I lived in the same city for 40+ years with the man, I know what he is capable of.

    13. NYCmike says:

      “Hope not.”

      -Geez, what is the guy Superman or something!

      You’re asking a lot, bud!

    14. jan says:

      Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of MI.

    15. dblaikie says:

      Tonight Trump broke Nancy Pelosi. She will never recover.

    16. Cash Cow TM says:

      Some suggest that maybe Nancy was tearing up the articles of impeachment…

      or maybe the constitution…

    17. SoHope says:

      I typically dont like trump speeches. His off the cuff remarks are usually full of idiotic lines and his reading of teleprompter speeches are almost always poorly delivered but this SOTU may have been the best speech I heard from him. He looked like a successful and competent president and only picked extreme wedge issues for red meat.

      Pelosi’s stunt at the end will hurt the dems with independent.

    18. John says:

      Did anyone else notice Arizona Democrat Senator Krysten Sinema standing and applauding Trump numerous times among a sea of sitting Democrats?

    19. Cash Cow TM says:

      “Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of MI.”

      Well let me know if SHE mentions UFOs…or monkeys.

    20. Cash Cow TM says:

      Instead of tearing it two, Nancy P. could have pulled out as lighter and set it on fire.

    21. janz says:

      Pelosi’a mask dropped tonight, showing her crude, rude behavior. What a poor loser she is!

    22. Tgca says:

      Pelosi just gave Trump and House GOP candidates excellent commercial video for re-election bids. This should be aired over and over.

      She should be called upon to be censured by the House.

      The GOP should bring this up in every interview.

      He put the nails in her political coffin tonight and this is how she will forever be remembered! Trump outsmarted and out maneuvered the Dems again.

    23. Tgca says:

      Trump is having an excellent week!

      His poll numbers are at record high during his impeachment which basically states the fake media and Dems have failed miserably.

      He will be acquitted tomorrow and will anyone even remember this come election time as nothing more than partisan political theater?

      I think tonight is the night a Trump may have won re-election.

    24. janz says:

      Unfortunately, Pelosi’s stunt will headline the speech in social media and the MSM.

      I also thought Trump was far more serious and deliberate in his remarks. To me, he even appeared grim after he left the podium and made his way out of the chamber. Maybe impeachment has gotten to him more than people thought

    25. Tina says:

      She is unhinged.

      She looks like a lunatic.

      And what is with the facial expressions and talking to nobody.

    26. Tina says:

      No handshake either

    27. Phil says:

      She only has one facial expression. Tina. Too much Botox. Face is stuck.

    28. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The best speech I have seen Trump make. He was serious, and you could see his underlying passion and determination. The mask came off and you actually saw his depth of feeling and drive that has motivated him take on the existing order. There are many similarities to Reagan.

    29. jason says:

      Did anyone else notice Arizona Democrat Senator Krysten Sinema standing and applauding Trump numerous times among a sea of sitting Democrats?”

      An island of blue in a sea of white….

    30. jason says:

      There are many similarities to Reagan.”

      Let’s not get carried away.

    31. Tina says:

      Who could not notice Enema.

      I think she has the hits for trump.

      Lol

    32. Tina says:

      Stupid to tear up the speech

      Very amateurish and child like.

    33. Bitterlaw says:

      I watched the SOTU and the Dem response. For the most part, both were campaign speeches. That said, I thought Trump did a very good job. The highlights were Rush, the 100 year old Tuskegee Airman, and the soldier reunion with his family. I thought it was well delivered.

      Pelosi expressed what every Dem in that chamber was feeling.

    34. lisab says:

      Pelosi just gave Trump and House GOP candidates excellent commercial video for re-election bids. This should be aired over and over.
      —————————–

      i literally just saw a comment by a dem supporter, who said the same thing, that is, the democrats should show pelosi ripping up the speech over and over

    35. PresidentPaul! says:

      I liked the part where trump was talking about planting trees for whatever reason when they zoomed in on one of the dems and she started freaking out.

    36. Bitterlaw says:

      Trump is not Reagan. Trump had a good night. Reagan was a god.

    37. lisab says:

      pretty good speech

      dems blew it

      tv is a cool medium, and they acted like children. it gets their base riled, but most of their base did not watch the speech, and the indies won’t like it

    38. jason says:

      I watched the SOTU and the Dem response.”

      Wow, I admire Bitter’s intestinal fortitude.

    39. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      31. There are similarities. Reagan and Trump both had policy goals that they consistently pushed, and would not compromise their core beliefs. Both were able to accomplish a lot because of their dogged determination.

    40. Hugh says:

      Bitter I loved Reagan. But trump killed this speech. Every bit as good as Reagan.

    41. Tina says:

      Where are the remaining 32% of the caucus results?

      Where is Hunter?

    42. mRviTO says:

      Tina… listen to the second thing she said.

      My wife began streaming the speech halfway and asked me why the hell Pelosi kept looking fown the whole time.

      I said she’s reading the speech for some reason.

      Now we know the reason… she had that stunt planned from the beginning… “I was looking for one page (inaudible)”

    43. Tgca says:

      LisaB

      The Speaker of the House tearing up the speech in a very dramatic fashion will not play well with indies or working Dems. Yeah…they’ll love it in San Francisco but it will not play well in the Midwest. She tore up what would otherwise someday be a historical document provided to the Speaker of the House in a hissy fit, as any formal document presented by a POTUS is part of a historical record.

      She also put the Dems running for POTUS in a difficult spot. They will be asked about her behavior and whether it should be condemned.

      Just as Clinton will always be remembered for his sexcapades in the Oval Office over all else, Pelosi tarnished her own reputation and will always be remembered for ripping up a speech from POTUS in a very dramatic moment.

    44. mRviTO says:

      So she just said not one page…. not one was above contempt.

    45. Tina says:

      Rapid response to Piglosi.

      The White House
      @WhiteHouse
      ·
      37m
      Speaker Pelosi just ripped up:

      One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen.

      The survival of a child born at 21 weeks.

      The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller.

      A service member’s reunion with his family.

      That’s her legacy.

    46. lisab says:

      Tgca,

      #45 i would agree with you

      but the dems obviously don’t

    47. mRviTO says:

      Nikki Haley
      @NikkiHaley
      ·
      17m
      Disappointed to see @SpeakerPelosi
      rip up the speech that mentioned lives we’ve lost and heroes we celebrated at the SOTU. No matter how you feel or what you disagree with, remember others are watching. This was unbecoming of someone at her level in office.

    48. Phil says:

      Stupid move by Pelosi.

      It looks like a childish tantrum – which it was

      Not what Democrats needed today.

    49. NYCmike says:

      I don’t know how…..but Trump keeps getting better and better.

    50. lisab says:

      Not what Democrats needed today.
      ————–

      the dems on reddit LOVED IT

    51. mRviTO says:

      And she planned the whole stunt…

    52. Phil says:

      I’m sure Democrats DID love it. Didn’t play well with the sliver in the middle, however. Not smart.

    53. mRviTO says:

      It was not a tantrum.

      It was planned… she let it slip.

      And she broke protocol introducing him in order to diss him too.

      Dont doubt that she planned that handshake set up… she threw it put there as he turned away, and she has already posted it.

    54. PresidentPaul! says:

      CCP spraying some chemicals will fix this

      https://twitter.com/IsChinar/status/1224864729253974016?s=20

    55. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I remember when California used to be one of the most physically fit places around. Not anymore; its apparently politically incorrect:

      “Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed halting physical fitness tests in California schools to study whether they encourage bullying and discrimination.

      Under the proposal, schools would drop physical fitness tests until at least 2024 to study whether the test promotes body shaming or gender identity discrimination. H.D. Palmer, spokesman for the California Department of Finance, said the state has received complaints that the test’s measurement of body mass index (BMI) is discriminatory to gender nonbinary students.”

    56. PresidentPaul! says:

      https://twitter.com/IsChinar/status/1224796595872505856?s=20

      Just the flu. Nothing to see move along

    57. Tina says:

      Update; DNC advises Further Iowa Caucus results may come sometime tomorrow-maybe Thursday

    58. PresidentPaul! says:

      Dead bodies strewn across the hallways. 2% hey?

    59. jason says:

      Every bit as good as Reagan.”

      Sorry, Trump is no Ronald Reagan.

    60. jason says:

      I saw a comment imagine if Paul Ryan had torn up an Obama SOTU speech.

    61. jason says:

      More likely 0.1%.

      In addition, the vast majority of deaths are from older patients with underlying conditions such as diabetes, cancer and heart problems.

    62. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Day 3 of the 7 News/ Emerson College tracking poll of the New Hampshire Democratic Primary finds former Mayor Pete Buttigieg with a bounce out of Iowa as his numbers increased from 12% on Monday to 17% on Tuesday night. This separates him from the field and places him in second behind the frontrunner, Senator Bernie Sanders, whose numbers held at 32%. Former VP Joe Biden comes in third at 13%, followed by Senator Amy Klobuchar at 11%, and Senator Elizabeth Warren at 11%. No other candidate reached double digits. Data was collected February 2-4, 2020, but today’s data was collected after the Iowa Democratic Party announced the partial results of the Iowa caucus mixed mode, n=500, margin of error +/- 4.3%.

    63. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      62. “Sorry, Trump is no Ronald Reagan.”

      No one is saying they are personally alike, but they both had a similar drive and determination — despite being very different people.

    64. Tgca says:

      I think political ads should show Trump talking about AA low unemployment and then showing Pelosi ripping up the speech.

      Trump talking about the loss of the brother by an illegal alien criminal with the brother’s tears in his eyes and then show Pelosi ripping up the speech.

      Trump talking about a little girl that survived outside the womb at 21 weeks and then Pelosi ripping up the speech.

      Trump talking about providing a scholarship for a little AA girl and then Pelosi ripping up the speech.

      Morphing Dem congressional candidates into Pelosi ripping up a speech like the GOP used in 1994 against Clinton can be a valuable visual too.

      She just provided so much potential political theater for Nov.

    65. Tina says:

      Piglosi was just tearing up some Iowa caucus ballots.

      No worries.

      Move along.

    66. Phil says:

      Wouldn’t be surprised to see Biden drop a couple of points during the next week. Third is his ceiling. His big draw has been his head to head polls with Trump. I’m not so sure after Iowa Democrats are that confident in his electability any longer. That confidence took a hit yesterday.

    67. jason says:

      Jones to acquit just took a big jump to 65%.

      Did he say anything during speeches today?

    68. jason says:

      No one is saying they are personally alike, but they both had a similar drive and determination — despite being very different people.”

      Sorry, I don’t buy any of the comparisons.

    69. PresidentPaul! says:

      The fact that Jeb and Marco, etc etc want to build statues of Reagan makes me very suspicious.

    70. jason says:

      Trump had a good speech, but it was not anything like any speech Reagan ever gave.

      I think Bitter said it best, Trump gave a good speech, he had a good night, Reagan was a God.

      Let’s keep things in perspective.

    71. jason says:

      The fact Hamas and Hezbollah want to build statues of Ron Paul make me very suspicious.

    72. jason says:

      Reagan broke the back of the New Deal AND of the Soviet Union.

      Trump has a long way to go before he achieves anything like that.

    73. Tina says:

      Cspan called is upset with piglosis actions. She indicates that she voted for Hillary last time,

      https://twitter.com/SMoran99/status/1224916754683564032

    74. PresidentPaul! says:

      “Today, we begin a political revolution to transform our country economically, politically, socially and environmentally.”-Sanders

    75. jason says:

      New numbers for IA.

      Sanders 31,322 32,673
      Mayor butt 27,418 31,353

    76. jason says:

      Currently tied 10-10 delegates, Warren has 4
      Biden and Klobuchar 0

    77. jason says:

      I think Sanders will win in the end, let’s see.

      Now 70% counted.

    78. jason says:

      Turnout will be about what it was in 2016.

      So much for Dem “excitement”.

    79. mRviTO says:

      Brit Hume
      @brithume
      ·
      1h
      Pretty clear the extent to which Trump has frustrated Pelosi. She thinks he’s an evil buffoon yet here he is, in better shape politically than at any time since his inauguration.

    80. PresidentPaul! says:

      https://youtu.be/-R1olMAFlhI

      Left not happy w limbaugh award.

    81. lisab says:

      china’s economy is taking a big hit

    82. John says:

      According to this betting site the new shiny object for the Democrats is Mike Bloomberg….just jumped both Biden and Buttigieg…
      https://www.electionbettingodds.com/

    83. lisab says:

      bloomberg is as exciting as jeb bush

    84. lisab says:

      bloomberg has $55 billion dollars …

      and i still would not date him

      too short

    85. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Even CNN in a begrudging manner admits Trump gave a good speech:

      “Trump makes dazzling, divisive reelection pitch in State of the Union

      Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN

      Washington (CNN)If elections are won by defiant showmanship alone, Donald Trump, the grand political illusionist, will waltz to a second term in November.”

    86. lisab says:

      sdc,

      this is how the dems act when they think they are winning

      imagine how bad it will get when they start infighting, especially if they think they are losing

    87. Phil says:

      Lisa, what if he agreed to stand on a box?

    88. lisab says:

      what if he agreed to stand on a box?
      ————————————

      that might be ok for pictures

      but what if you have to dance? like at weddings

    89. lisab says:

      minimum dating height is 6 feet

      i suppose for a billionaire i could go as low as 5 foot 10 inches

      but it would have to be in cash

      and

      after taxes

    90. lisab says:

      on second thought … 5 foot 10 is a little short

      it won’t look good in pictures

      5 foot 11 and cuban heels

    91. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @piersmorgan
      The political equivalent of throwing one’s toys out of one’s pram (*stroller)… every time I think Democrats can’t possibly play into Trump’s hands any more, they do something like this to give him another huge boost. Madness.

      @NBCPolitics
      Speaker Pelosi tears up President Trump’s speech as the president ends his State of the Union address. “It was the courteous thing to do considering the alternative.”

    92. PresidentPaul! says:

      Giving Rush a metal of freedom was a mistake. Now liberals are just going to place various crazy voice lines from rush over the years and link all of it to trump.

    93. DW says:

      Three things I took away, and I see others commented here about them.
      1) the look of delighted surprise on that little girl’s face when she learned she wouldn’t have to keep going to a failed government school in Philly.

      2) the Democrats, by their actions, telling America that they don’t care how many Americans are shot, raped, and killed by criminal illegals, they just want to keep the flow of illegals coming because they are future voters who will keep them in power.

      3) Pelosi ripping up the speech, saying she opposes all the advancement in minorities’ employment rate, our military successes, our economic successes, and the vision that America’s best days are ahead.

      In short, there were two parties in that hall. One is not perfect, but clearly wants to work for the betterment of our futures, while the other party hates the country and appears to want to do everything in its power to destroy our futures.

    94. DW says:

      Pelosi is so demented, she actually things the entire country is San Francisco. To win the presidency, the candidate of her party needs to win the independent voters. Trump reached out to them last night, she offended them.

    95. jason says:

      i suppose for a billionaire i could go as low as 5 foot 10 inches…”

      Hmm… 5 ft is awfully short.

      I guess 10 inches is ok however

    96. jason says:

      Giving Rush a metal of freedom was a mistake.”

      Translation: Rush always thought Ron Paul was a kooky moron.

    97. DW says:

      Counting in Iowa now in Day 3, and 71% reported. Is this when Jimmy Carter gets involved?

    98. jason says:

      Sinema up to 75% to acquit at Predictit. Manchin 93%. Jones 56%.

      But I think Sinema will only acquit on obstruction.

      Romney at 20% to convict. There is no doubt he will acquit on obstruction, but small chance he will convict on the other count.

      My prediction is 0 R votes to convict. Manchin acquits on both counts, Sinema on one.

    99. lisab says:

      after yesterday’s speech, romney should NOT vote against his president

      it would be a big mistake on romney’s part

    100. jason says:

      Scumbag Romney would probably like to be the “bipartisan” vote for conviction so he could get a few headlines and some ephemeral adulation from his MSM handlers.

      But Manchin voting to acquit steals his thunder, it makes acquittal bipartisan too.

      Another reason on why he might acquit on both counts.

    101. jason says:

      it would be a big mistake on romney’s part”

      Well, that is another consideration, whether Romney really thinks Trump will win (he is on record saying the thinks he will).

      That might influence his vote. If he thought Trump would lose, he might think he could somehow be influential in a post-Trump environment.

      But if he thinks Trump will win, does he want to be a pariah in the R caucus for the next 5 years.

    102. dblaikie says:

      After Sinema’s behavior last night coupled with the behavior of her fellow dems I wouldn’t be surprised if she votes to acquit on both counts. Romney will be shunned if he votes to convict. Jones will be interesting. The only prediction I make is that the vote to acquit will be bipartisan. If forced I will go with Predictit and predict that the vote will be 56 to 44.

    103. mnw says:

      CNBC today:

      “Private Payrolls Soar in January. Biggest Monthly Gain In Nearly 5 Years”

      Will they ring a bell when the great economy is baked into the 2020 election cake?

      caveat: This is ADP, not the official Bureau of Labor number, but… they usually track.

    104. lisab says:

      trump just gave rush limbaugh the medal of freedom and nancy ripped up the speech

      if romney votes to convict he risks being hated

    105. lisab says:

      Van Jones Warns Dems: Trump Helping African-Americans ‘In Real Life’…

      ———————–

      and van jones thinks this is bad because …?

    106. Hugh says:

      Jones is a dead man walking he will vote to remove on At least one count. If Sinema was smart and I think she is she should vote to acquit on both counts same with Manchin.

    107. DW says:

      …because to Dems, African-Americans are supposed to stay uneducated, in their gov’t high-rise apartment buildings in Chicago, Detroit, Philly, Milwaukee and other cities, locked into life-long poverty, and voting to ensure these states stay blue. That’s their purpose in life.

    108. mRviTO says:

      “And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.”

    109. mRviTO says:

      Ben Shapiro
      @benshapiro
      ·
      6m
      Remember that time Pelosi got enraged that someone asked if she hated Trump? Yeah, that was totally sincere.

    110. Cash Cow TM says:

      Looking at the Cow Crystal ball…

      HERE IS THE DREAM TICKET FOR THE DEMS!

      Buttigieg / Klobuchar !!!
      #################################

      (But not sure if you can fit that on a bumper sticker for small, fuel efficient cars)
      _____________________________________
      Once I finish my chores…Cow is going to carve out some time to see what other words might be spelled by rearranging those letters.

    111. jason says:

      Jones gives up on Senate race, will vote yes on both articles.

    112. jason says:

      Romney to acquit up to 88%.

      Good odds. I could put $1000 to convict and walk away with a great profit.

      Can I trust scumbag Romney to be a scumbag?

    113. jason says:

      Jones watched the speech, decided he is toast, goes back to his Marxist union hall lawyer persona.

    114. dblaikie says:

      116 Succinct and says it all.

    115. Cash Cow TM says:

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HHR’s own BITTER!
      ##################################
      Hope Bitter’s wife treats him like a king today!

    116. dblaikie says:

      Oh well, Jones should look on the bright side, he will probably get a “Profile in Courage Award” from Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg. He will be able to hang it in his home during retirement.

    117. Phil says:

      So long Senator Jones. You were gone anyway but now you don’t crack 40%. Probably he’s looking at closer to 35%. Good riddance. Hell, he couldn’t beat Roy Moore now. Seriously.

    118. DW says:

      Cash Cow, I heard a rumor that in celebration of the Nationals’ victory last year, you have been invited on opening day to throw out the first cud.

    119. dblaikie says:

      Happy Birthday and have a great Bitter! Both can be true.

    120. Victrc says:

      And Doug jones officially loses the election.

    121. BayernFan says:

      I will be surprised if a Dem votes to acquit.

    122. dblaikie says:

      If Joe Manchin plans to retire and live in the DC area he will vote to convict. If he plans to run again in West Virginia he will vote to acquit. At the end of the day he is a cagey political operative.

    123. jason says:

      I won’t.

      Manchin won’t vote for obstruction.

    124. jason says:

      Manchin now at 91% to acquit.

      Bayern, you can make some real money if you are right.

    125. DW says:

      This week has provided nearly limitless fodder for GOP campaign ads this year, and its only Wednesday. Last night Trump gives this inspiring speech while the leader of the Democrat Party sits behind him acting like she belongs in a dementia facility.

      I am glad Trump took the advice to follow one of the fundamental rules of politics…if your opponents are making fools of themselves, just get out of the way, don’t pile on.

    126. mRviTO says:

      Stephen Miller
      @redsteeze
      It doesn’t undo what he said. She just basically made a WH typist intern cry but that’s just what Dems are now. Hashtags and symbolic media viral victories while their first 2020 caucus burns to the ground.

    127. Hugh says:

      I called jones. Vote to acquit lose base. Might as well vote like the liberal hack you are and get a gig on cnn

    128. Phil says:

      Jones is toast. He knows he’s not coming back to the Senate. May as well endear himself to his fellow Democrats for his post political career – and believe me, it’s POST political. After today he couldn’t get elected in Alabama dog catcher – let alone governor or anything else in Alabama.

    129. PresidentPaul! says:

      It’s just the flu

      https://twitter.com/IsChinar/status/1225030794365808642?s=20

      Here is another perfectly normal thing…a booster rocket cement truck that sprays lysol ?

    130. jason says:

      Manchin says he won’t know how he’ll vote on conviction until Wednesday. “I won’t know until I walk in – I swear to God I won’t know until I walk in.”

      I asked him if he’s winging it. “I’m not winging it,” saying he’s going to “dissect it.”

      He added he’s going “back and forth”

      Translation: I don’t want to be harangued by the moonbats but I am going to acquit.

    131. jason says:

      If he is not convinced by now, what exactly does he need more?

      I could be wrong but smells like BS.

    132. jason says:

      Jones can probably get a job at some liberal cause law firm in DC.

    133. Phil says:

      No more BS then when he waited until ten minutes after Collins put Kavanaugh over the top to vote to confirm.

      Two things. Manchin is a weasel and West Virginia voters are the dumbest most clueless voters on the planet.

    134. jason says:

      But Jones won’t cut if for a partner, he needs to change his name to Wickersham, Hamilton, Harcourt, Debevoise or something more prestigious sounding.

    135. Phil says:

      So Romney has decided to hold a press conference in an hour instead of just announcing on the floor like any other Senator. Anyone surprised by this? Anyone?

      This guy is such a POS.

      He can’t get enough of the camera at the same time he stabs his party in the back. Not only does he stab them in the back, he does it in the most public and publicity seeking way he can think of.

      Again, anyone surprised?

    136. Phil says:

      ….and Wiesel Manchin waits for Romney to give him cover before he does Schumer’s bidding.

      Again, typical.

    137. NYCmike says:

      “Again, anyone surprised?”

      -Yet people still say Cruz and Paul are the showboaters……

    138. PresidentPaul! says:

      Liberal White Women Pay $2,500 To Be Lectured About How Racist They Are

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/03/race-to-dinner-party-racism-women

    139. John says:

      Dang
      “ADP Moody’s private payrolls sky rocket to 291,000 in January….150,000 was expected”…the best in almost 5 years.
      https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/05/adp-moodys-private-payrolls-january-2019.html

    140. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Romney’s twitter says he will be speaking on the Senate floor at 2:00 p.m. It will be live on his Twitter feed.

      My guess is he strongly condemns Trump’s conduct, but says it does not rise to the level of impeachment.

    141. Phil says:

      Oh, never mind. Romney has decided to forego the press conference and stab Trump on the Senate floor.

      Big deal. Doesn’t matter where he chooses to insert the knife – he’ll get all the pub he seeks doing it in the senate chamber. If I’m wrong I’m wrong but after seeing this guy operate for the last three years I’d be shocked if I didn’t go full Benedict Arnold. POS.

    142. Cash Cow TM says:

      “DW says:
      February 5, 2020 at 11:16 am
      Cash Cow, I heard a rumor that in celebration of the Nationals’ victory last year, you have been invited on opening day to throw out the first cud.”

      Sadly, no.

      But since they won all the home games I attended last season they have offered for me to come fertilize the field.

    143. Phil says:

      SDC, you got a lot more faith in this guy than I do.

    144. jason says:

      Romney is a scumbag. First and foremost.

    145. Phil says:

      Scumbag? I think you are being too kind.

    146. mRviTO says:

      If Romney is smart he will condemn Pelosi’s behavior at SOTU and say it has made him realize this is a partisan charade, so he is a no on both counts.

    147. mRviTO says:

      I have low expectations of him at this point, though.

    148. DW says:

      Romney to vote guilty per drudge

    149. John says:

      Frickin’ Romney just sold out. The bitter scumbag needs to be voted out by the good people of Utah.
      He is a bitter bastard.

    150. CG says:

      I always knew Mitt Romney would do the right thing.

      Romney is a Statesman and a Patriot.

      Trump is the “scumbag.”

      If it is not clear to this generation of Americans, it will be one day.

      Bloomberg/Jones ’20!

    151. BayernFan says:

      Romney will vote to CONVICT. LOLOLOLOL

      Watch there will be NO Dem acquit votes.

    152. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Romney has not recovered from the vicious attacks that were made on him in the 2012 campaign. Being called a “vulture capitalist” and every name in the book shocked him — although he should have expected it. Politics is a dirty business now — a big mud fight. He has not accepted that fact yet; and is still trying to show how really a nice guy he is. Romney needs to understand his virtues are leftist vices. Another words, take the gloves off and get mean — something he refused to do in 2012.

    153. Phil says:

      …and Corey right here right on cue. Lol

    154. John says:

      159.
      Yep.

    155. John says:

      The 2012 Republican ticket of Romney/Ryan has to go down in history as the worst, most pathetic Republican tickets of all time.

    156. Victrc says:

      What a sc*mbag and those who are happy about this are even bigger sc*mbags. Their prejudice and hatred for Trump because he doesn’t cower down to the squishy R never trump is stronger than their desire for America and her people. They overlook how many good things have been done this past theee years, all the reversal of Obama’s policies, the economic boom we’ve gone through, all because of prejudice and hate.

      Shame shame shame on you

    157. jason says:

      Romney will get the headlines he so much craves for being a scumbag.

      As I stated above, he is a media whore unprincipled scumbag first and foremost.

      He is an extremely weak man. Pitiful and pathetic.

    158. jason says:

      Of course, he will also acquit on charge to have it both ways.

    159. John says:

      Romney – shut the f up with your religious piety. Perhaps it’s time to ask Pierre Delecto what’s his take.

    160. BayernFan says:

      158… SDC…. remember that Romney started it. Early in the primary season Romney gave some big time speech to conservatives in which he walloped Trump personally. Trump, as always, does not take that chit lying down. he unloaded in kind. Then he emasculated Romney during the SOS search. Trump exposed Romney as essentially a Kuck. I regret voting for Romney. McCain, too. oh well. Live and learn.

    161. Phil says:

      Nope. Manchin will hide behind Romney. The timing on this was orchestrated by the two. It’s the Kavanaugh confirmation timing for Manchin all over again.

    162. PresidentPaul! says:

      Good to hear. Now I know Romney doesn’t have another run in him.

    163. BayernFan says:

      SCD…. Romney didn’t hesitate to “take the gloves off and get mean” when he blasted Trump for no reason in 2016. This after he coyly teased running again then chickened out. Romney is a smarmy slime ball. phuq him forever.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney%27s_2016_anti-Trump_speech

    164. janz says:

      So, will Romney do a “Bill Chrystal” and become a democrat?

    165. Phil says:

      Change Party? LOL. Romney has his own party – the media whore party.

    166. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      158. Trump has a 57% approve 38% disapproval rating in Utah. Romney is a lame duck now. A younger generation of Republicans is taking over.

      Before taking office earlier this year on January 1st, Romney wrote his Washington Post newspaper column claiming “Trump’s character falls short.” It came as a jolt to people in Utah, and was criticized by many political office holders.

      If Romney was going to engage in what amounts to a vendetta against Trump, he should have stated he was going to do during his campaign.

    167. NYCmike says:

      “I always knew Mitt Romney would do the right thing.”

      -“CG”‘s FEELINGS have been rewarded……similar to Nancy’s “ripping” made her supporters FEEL happy……fleeting moments of happiness in an otherwise depressed state of jealousy and unfulfilled desires.

    168. Hugh says:

      Call me surprised. I’m stunned he stabbed the party that nominated him in the back. Sad day for him. Can not figure out his logic or convictions. Clearly he has no interest in running again or representing the people who voted for him in Utah.

    169. NYCmike says:

      And I will add:

      BUT, “CG” does not want a liberal Democrat to become President…….

    170. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The irony of Romney is of course after attacking Trump in 2016, he was still interested in becoming his Secretary of State. I have no use for Romney now, and I believe the majority of Utahns feel the same way.

    171. Victrc says:

      High. His motivation was pure jealously. He never achieved the presidency he so coveted and felt he deserved, just like his father, and failed miserably.

      This was meant to do one thing. Exact revenge on Trump for winning where he was a failure. His invoking if God makes it all the more despicable. For once in his life he should stop being a squishy flip flopping spineless sad excuse for a man, and put his pettiness aside.

      Utah should move ahead and recall him immediately.

    172. janz says:

      I am so disappointed in Romney’s behavior. To recollect how much I supported his presidential candidacy! I only wish I could retroactively delete that support. He is the worst of turncoats – a Benedict Arnold in the now ”bipartisan” iclaim the Dems can now give these misguided impeachment hearings for indictment.

    173. John says:

      I am absolutely livid and pissed off by what Romney did. I had thought it might be time to move on to do the nation’s business after three years of investigations and now Romney throws a tank of highly flammable gas on this for the Democrats.
      Romney – you did the country wrong.

    174. mRviTO says:

      Romney apparently did not need witnesses. So, we know what that vote was about.

    175. PresidentPaul! says:

      I have no doubt that McCain would have impeached Trump as well.

      We’ve had a string of loser presidential candidate: Bush, McCain then Romney

    176. NYCmike says:

      Oh well.

      Maybe in 2024, Wes, Bitterlaw, etc won’t have an issue with primarying a sitting Senator.

    177. Phil says:

      I rarely agree with a damned thing Bunu says but he probably is right about McCain. This is very rare. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    178. janz says:

      Another act of revenge for Romney would be, if Trump was re-elected, and the R Senate majority dwindled to where one
      less R would hand it over to the Dems, I could see Romney becoming that “one” so he could end Trump’s ability to influence the courts, especially in any nominations for jurists in the Supreme Court.. I can’t tell you how angry I am at Romney!

    179. NYCmike says:

      #184 – if that happens, and people like “CG” are happy about it, then you know that they are truly NOT conservative Republicans.

    180. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      165. “Romney – shut the f up with your religious piety”

      About 75% of Utah voters who classify themselves as strong Republicans are members of the LDS Church; a recent poll showed they support Trump by 91%. Romney’s vote has nothing to do with religion — its his character that is at issue.

    181. Phil says:

      Would Romney cross over and give Democrats a majority in the Senate if the occasion arose? Nope. Today already got him invited to all the Georgetown cocktail parties. He’d stay a Republican so he could be a MSM hero every time he crossed over and gave the Democrats a win on a bill or judge confirmation over the coming years. That way he could be a hero to the left – over and over and over and over again.

      He’s now the MSS’s new useful idiot.

    182. DW says:

      Fauxahontas up to 5 delegates now in IA as the votes trickle in, up to 74%.

    183. Phil says:

      So Iowa has just added another 13% since Tuesday?

      LOL What a cluster *uck.

    184. PresidentPaul! says:

      #184
      Ya I kinda agree. Just have to let Mitt have his day in the sun.

    185. PresidentPaul! says:

      Wonder who Mitt will vote for in 2020 if he wants to impeach though.

    186. Phil says:

      191 – Who cares?

    187. DW says:

      Phil, I have learned over the years that one of the best design elements of hedgehog report is the listing of the poster’s name first. Invaluable service this provides us. Time is valuable, and I spend it reading the posts of only those worthy of being read.

    188. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Just watched Romney give his Senate speech. He read it in a bland manner; no feeling to it. I get nervous when a politician states they are “profoundly religious.” Romney got eaten alive by that claim in 2012 when he was called on his “vulture capitalism” business practices with Bain Capital. I don’t like people who wear their religion on their sleeve like boy scout merit badges.

    189. NYCmike says:

      “I don’t like people who wear their religion on their sleeve like boy scout merit badges.”

      -Leave “CG” out of this!

    190. Phil says:

      What, you’re surprised?

    191. NYCmike says:

      Eric Holder and “CG” praising Romney…..perfect.

    192. NYCmike says:

      Mitt voted to convict President Trump for “abuse of power”.

      Mitt laid down on the floor when Candy Crowley abused her power as debate moderator.

      Tell me again why Romney lost in 2012…….

    193. lisab says:

      romney did not just end his political career

      he ended any aspirations his sons might have had

    194. Phil says:

      He lost just like McCain lost. Ran a passive and pathetic campaign although to be fair to McCain he would have lost anyway. Romney had a shot. He blew it.

    195. BayernFan says:

      so the AZ blonde will convict. lol

      Watch manchin do the same.

    196. lisab says:

      romney’s interview with chris wallace on his decision to convict will probably end his senate career

      i cannot imagine how any republican who challenges his could lose with that as a commercial

    197. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #176 & #180
      Spot-on.

      Here are two consequences of Romney’s vote:
      1- His son, who had political aspirations in Utah, will have to nix his political career,and,
      2- He may have saved the Democrat, Ben McAdams, from defeat this November in UT CD-4

      Romney is the textbook example of a man whose mind gets eaten-up by hate!

    198. NYCmike says:

      “so the AZ blonde will convict”….but she will look good doing so.

    199. BayernFan says:

      Manchin will vote to convict. That’ll all the Dems. Just like I $aid. lol

    200. BayernFan says:

      “jason says:
      February 5, 2020 at 11:37 am
      Manchin now at 91% to acquit.

      Bayern, you can make some real money if you are right.”

      Thank$ for the tip.

      That was easy money.

    201. dblaikie says:

      Joe will retire — that is my prediction.

    202. Waingro says:

      Manchin is the biggest fraud of them all. I hope this FINALLY becomes the end of him once and for all.

    203. lisab says:

      romney gave manchin cover

    204. Waingro says:

      #213, “cover” from what? He’s facing the wrath of angry voters in deep red Trump WV in 2024 who definitely won’t forget this. He’s DUNZO.

    205. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      To put things in perspective, there needs to be a 2/3 vote to convict. At this point there is even a question if a majority of the Senate will vote to convict, so the Democratic impeach attempt was a massive failure. If the polls are correct, it may have even benefited Trump politically.

    206. NYCmike says:

      Waingro,

      2024? That is an eternity away!

      He will be 73 this year, by then he will be 77.

      He may just retire at that point.

      OR, the political world may turn upside down.

    207. John says:

      I think the biggest takeaway so far is the cowardice of Joe Manchin. This guy just hours ago called for a censure.

    208. Wes says:

      I proudly voted for Romney in 2012 even though I knew he would lose because I considered him the most qualified candidate for the office.

      I can no longer stand the man. Just as with the Clinton impeachment, this farce was a partisan witch-hunt triggered by people unable to get over losing the previous presidential election. Romney knew that yet voted to convict anyway.

      I can question Trump’s judgment in the whole Ukraine affair, but with no high crimes or misdemeanors committed, there was no basis for removal from office. Never have I made a secret of my lack of support for Trump—though I have made it clear I will vote to re-elect him—but I’m absolutely outraged Romney played this political game and voted to convict.

      I hope Utahns remember Romney’s stupidity a long time, and to paraphrase Robert Howard, their memory will be a better tree that will bear crimson political fruit for Romney’s family.

    209. lisab says:

      “cover” from what? He’s facing the wrath of angry voters in deep red Trump WV in 2024 who definitely won’t forget this. He’s DUNZO.
      ————————————

      because the story is about romney

      as a dem you cannot vote to acquit if the former gop nominee is voting to convict

    210. Wes says:

      West Virginians are a gaggle of irredeemable idiots. They’ll vote to re-elect him should Manchin run again in four years.

    211. mRviTO says:

      Mitt got his moment. Now back to the acquittal, a great SOTU, a rocking economy, and Pelosi losing her mind.

    212. John says:

      Just missed the 2/3rd’s needed for the second article to pass.
      This Democrat attempted coup d’etat has been defeated.

    213. lisab says:

      cnn: breaking news regarding the sotu

      trump’s claim that the black unemployment rate is the lowest ever is completely untrue

      under the democratic president james buchanan’s administration black unemployment was close to zero

      especially in democratic states!

    214. Phil says:

      Yeah, West Virginia are complete morons.

      Manchin is the guy who doubled down on Hillary even after Hillary flat out said she was going to put coal minors out of business.

    215. Wes says:

      I hope the so-called Republicans on here who wanted the WVGOP to nominate Morissey over Jenkins to run against Manchin in 2018 are happy. They got exactly what they wanted, and Manchin voted the exact way he’s been voting for a decade—against the collective will of his constituents.

    216. BayernFan says:

      Buttegieg now leads Iowa popular vote with 85% in

    217. Wes says:

      By the way, how’s Orrin Hatch looking about now? Talk radio basically ran him out of town—and got Romney as a result. I see no reason to believe Hatch would have played along with this farce.

    218. Phil says:

      Wes, he’s looking pretty damn good.

    219. Tina says:

      Primary Pierre

    220. Tina says:

      I said that he was Steps down from hatch. Said so from the very beginning.

      Hatch was smart.

      Mitchie need to strip him of his committee assignments

    221. Wes says:

      While I’m ticking down the list of stupid people, how about the MTGOP?

      They ran a carpetbagger from Maryland against a guy who votes with Liz Warren 90+% of the time and got a predictable result—leading to a vote by their Senior Senator to remove Trump from office.

      Hell of a job, guys!

    222. Phil says:

      He isn’t up until 2024, Tina. He would be 77. He isn’t running again so it wasn’t exactly a profile in courage.

      He can’t be touched and he knows it, hence his vote today.

    223. Tina says:

      I did not want hatch to leave. I said we would regret that he left the senate. Phuq quittens.

    224. NYCmike says:

      “I hope the so-called Republicans on here who wanted the WVGOP to nominate Morissey over Jenkins to run against Manchin in 2018 are happy.”

      -Who are the people you are speaking about? That information would be in the archives. Point those people out.

      THEN, show how you could guarantee that Jenkins would have defeated Manchin?

      You should be busy for a while, so that should keep your commenting down to just about nothing…..unless of course, you are just making cr*p up to pump up your own ego…..a la Mitt Romney.

    225. Phil says:

      Mike, Jenkins at least had a shot.

    226. Wes says:

      I hope Romney sees Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin on the wall of his Senate office after this.

    227. NYCmike says:

      “I said that he was Steps down from hatch. Said so from the very beginning. ”

      -I remember that for sure.

      I know I wanted someone different….in fact, I think I recommended the guy who Mike Lee ran behind in the first round of the “fascist” election which Lee won in the next round to get rid of Bennett.

    228. John says:

      Just breaking….
      Former Romney spokesman ‘says conviction is motivated by bitterness and jealousy’
      https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/481705-former-romney-campaign-spokesman-says-impeachment-decision-is-motivated-by
      Thanks. We all needed to hear that.

    229. BayernFan says:

      Iowa Democrats
      @iowademocrats
      · 8m
      There will be a minor correction to the last batch of results and we will be pushing an update momentarily.

    230. NYCmike says:

      “Mike, Jenkins at least had a shot.”

      -I support the primary system.

      If I made a comment one way or the other as for preference in that race, I don’t recall it. I believe I was following Ca$h on that one.

    231. mRviTO says:

      Or we could keep talking about Romney, who is once again on the losing side and this time by choice…

    232. NYCmike says:

      Tim Bridgewater was the name of the guy from Utah.

      I suggested he run instead of Quittens.

      What happened to him?

    233. NYCmike says:

      The SOCK is right! Let’s go win the next election!

    234. Wes says:

      You needn’t prove you’re an idiot every time you post, Mikey, but JulStol for one was a big Morissey supporter.

      Let’s see…

      Morissey was a recent transplant from the East Coast who had never faved a serious electoral challenge and won his primary by going scorched earth against Jenkins for representing the part of the state Manchin had to do best in to win—WV-3. Well, the voters in that district didn’t take too kindly to Morissey’s demagoguery and voted strongly for Manchin, providing the Senator with all his margin of victory in 2018.

      Hm. Maybe Morissey wasn’t the best opponent for Manchin. Just a guess since Manchin beat him in a state Trump had carried by 42 points.

    235. NYCmike says:

      Wes,

      Are you FOR or AGAINST primaries?

      Make up your mind. Sometimes the voters don’t see the same way you do.

      If they always thought like you in 2016, Madame Hillary would be President.

    236. Wes says:

      Walt was on here telling us Morissey was hurting himself with his self-serving attacks on Jenkins’ home area of West Virginia. That tactic worked well in the primary since WV-3 has the fewest registered Republicans of any district in the state. It was an obviously flawed tactic for the general since Morissey never managed to heal those wounds from the primary and failed to earn a promotion to the Senate.

    237. NYCmike says:

      If Walt/Ca$h wanted Jenkins, that was my choice as well.

      Thanks.

    238. SweatyToothedMadman says:

      Romney believes in nothing except holding office. He’s been on every side of every issue. His vote today suggests he won’t seek in e-election in ’24, when he’ll be 77. If he does, he’ll likely be defeated in the primary.

    239. Wes says:

      As I said earlier, Mikey, you needn’t prove yourself an idiot whenever you post. I already know you’re one.

      Cut and paste complete with time stamp one post where I’ve said there shouldn’t be primaries to choose nominees.

      That doesn’t mean I can’t criticize nominating guaranteed losers in critical elections.

      Even as I execrate poor primary choices, I will always support primaries as the best available option for candidate selection—unlike you and your fellow Tea Party buddies, who actively try to eliminate primaries in favor of conventions intended to bypass voters.

    240. BayernFan says:

      Not exactly a ringing endorsement of Romney from McConnell. lolol

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    242. mRviTO says:

      Brit Hume
      @brithume
      ·
      14m
      Nancy Pelosi said President Trump would remain forever impeached. Now he will also remain forever acquitted.

      …………..

      Yep… Now back to your regularly scheduled confirmation of judges.

    243. Wes says:

      Did Morissey win, Mikey? As I recall, he lost.

      Had WV Republicans thought like me, Manchin probably wouldn’t have been around today to give his voters the middle finger—and probably earn another term in the Senate from a bunch of masochists who enjoy being kicked in the face every six years.

    244. PresidentPaul! says:

      The way I see it either a 50 million quarantined or it didn’t. There are not really any further draconian measures for them to come up.

      Either it works and slows things with promise or just all hell breaks lose.

      None of this is priced in.

    245. PresidentPaul! says:

      4:07 pm: New York City tests 5 people for potential coronavirus
      The New York City Dep

    246. Greymarch says:

      A rather historic three days of politics. A caucus debacle, a contentious SOTU speech and a senate-removal vote.
      “What’s next, Ridley?”

    247. BayernFan says:

      Sanders ahead in pop vote again with 86% in.

    248. SweatyToothedMadman says:

      Re: Manchin, his vote was never in doubt. Trump did everything he could to beat him in ’18. Manchin paid him back today.

    249. PresidentPaul! says:

      Pretty sure all this Iowa missap is intentional. I remember last election they announced Hillary won and then they refused to release the popular vote for a couple weeks so that Hillary could do her speech.

    250. mRviTO says:

      By my count, Sanders leads in a majority of the remaining counties for the first time… he shaved a bit off the last count I saw of delegate equivalents.

    251. SweatyToothedMadman says:

      Invoking that hymn, Romney would have you believe that he is a man of courage and conviction.

      His career proves he is anything but.

    252. Phil says:

      Our holier than thou expert weighs in on righteousness once again. LOL.

    253. SweatyToothedMadman says:

      Amen, Phil. 🙂

    254. BayernFan says:

      Mike Steele on MSNBC just said about Pelosi ripping the speech…

      “You go girl”

      This guy was RNC chairman. Let that sink in.

    255. Messy says:

      262. Romney’s vote was an act of courage.

    256. mRviTO says:

      Neat. The Man of Courage can go back to confirming all Trump’s judges now.

    257. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Ironically, Romney has a former aide who was on the Burisma board, with Hunter Biden. From NPR:

      “Burisma faced a money-laundering investigation and questions over how it had obtained some of its licenses to drill for natural gas. In spring 2014, the company appointed Hunter Biden and a former Polish president, Aleksander Kwasniewski, to its board. Three years later, Burisma added Cofer Black, a former CIA official and foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, to the board.”

    258. DW says:

      Romney’s vote was an act of cowardice.

    259. mRviTO says:

      But I suppose it is encouraging that the vulture-capitalizing, tax-cheating, woman-hating, dog-killing, cancer-indifferent Romney who was going to put black people back in chains is a man of courage to the left now.

    260. DW says:

      And now impeachment is cheapened down so that as soon as the party out of the white house gets US house control, the president is impeached automatically. If in the event the party also has 2/3 in the senate, then the president is auto-removed. Such is the divisive conditions we are in. Statesmanship is only a virtue in a culture that respects it. Those days are gone. We are in a civil cold war.

    261. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Another foreign policy adviser to Romney in 2012 was Richard Grenell, who was openly gay and all but forced to resign by anti-gay conservatives after a couple of weeks:

      “Romney also faced an internal issue this month when his openly gay national security spokesman, Richard Grenell, resigned after his support for gay marriage drew intense criticism from conservatives.
      Grenell, who served as spokesman for then-U.N. Ambassador John Bolton during the Bush administration, said in a statement that Obama is on the “the right side of history,” though he suggested the president is playing politics with civil rights.”

      IN 2017 Trump appointed Grenell as Ambassador to Germany, and he has used the position to advocate for gay rights, as in the retweet below:

      “Richard Grenell Retweeted
      Benjamin Weinthal
      @BenWeinthal
      I reported in January, 2019 that Iran’s regime publicly hanged a man because he violated the regime’s anti-gay law. https://jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-publicly-hangs-man-on-homosexuality-charges-578758… Today, I confirmed German gov’t
      @GermanyDiplo
      @heikomaas
      will honor Iran’s Islamic revolution and regime.”

    262. DW says:

      “We are in a civil cold war.”

      I should have said, “for the most part” lest we forget the leftist who shot up the Republican baseball team practice and nearly killed Steve Scalise.

    263. Michelle Obama vs the DNC buffet table says:

      RIP Spartacus – the real one.

    264. VictrC says:

      Hard to believe Douglas is actually gone. Harder to believe that both he and his wife were more than 100 years old, and married 66 years.

      May he Rest In Peace

    265. John says:

      In the cold, dark winter days whereas America is a partisan as ever it is beautiful to know that ‘pitchers and catchers’ report in less than a week.
      That said, the Dodgers just added another MVP to their team…Mookie Betts.

    266. NYCmike says:

      On a day Yankees lose Paxson for 4 months, Betts leaving their division is welcome news.

    267. Wes says:

      Rest well, Kirk Douglas.

      Despite political differences, he and Reagan were friends. Douglas even attended Reagan’s funeral. A classy man and a great actor.

      He will be sorely missed.

    268. PresidentPaul! says:

      Mitt will be up for reelection in 2024. That will be in Trump’s second midterm should he win and he might have nothing to lose by that point in terms of caring about one senate seat.

      Alternatively a Trump that lost the presidential election maybe wouldn’t mind campaigning against him?

    269. PresidentPaul! says:

      They could do a recall although that would probably fail in court but it would be fun.

    270. VictrC says:

      Mitt wont be recalled.

      He will always seek out the adulation of the far left to satisfy his ego.

      What’s done is done and we should move past it. Instead of obsession or showing our anger the best thing we can do is ignore him, completely. That is the worst thing you can do to Romney, not pay attention to him.

      Trump has been acquitted. Nothing Pelosi or Schumer or Schiff can do will ever change that. Time to move on.

      We’ve had our five mins of anger. Just one thing, we should NEVER forget that Romney will stab you in the back no matter who you are to further his own ego and sense of self.

    271. jason says:

      So scumbag Romney last week voted for witnesses because “he needed more information in order to make a decision”.

      There were no witnesses but he votes to convict.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

      What a despicable turd.

    272. Phil says:

      Something else you can’t make up. Laurence O’Donnell on MSNBC who once challenged Mitt Romney to a fist fight is now in love with Mitt Romney on air.

    273. jason says:

      Scumbag Romney says he is “deeply religious”.

      Yeah, but his God is MSNBC.

    274. jason says:

      Lawrence O’Donnell, Who Once Challenged Mitt Romney’s Son to a Fistfight, Now Loves Mitt”

      Romney gets his reward, the purported love of Lawrence O’Donnell.

      Except O’Donnell actually despises him, and as soon as Romney is no longer useful will let him know it.

    275. PresidentPaul! says:

      “US Launches Criminal Probe Into JPMorgan For Gold Price Manipulation

      Additionally, Bloomberg notes that, according to a third person familiar with the matter, authorities are conducting a similar racketeering investigation of a second financial firm involving spoofing.

      Conspiracy theory becomes conspiracy fact… and we wonder whether any of this would be public had Twitter’s newly-minted “censor anything we don’t like” policies been in place?”

    276. jason says:

      “jason says:
      February 5, 2020 at 11:37 am
      Manchin now at 91% to acquit.

      Bayern, you can make some real money if you are right.”

      Thank$ for the tip.

      That was easy money.”

      It was, wish I had bet.

      Also wish I had bet last night when Romney to acquit was 90%.

      10-1 is too good to trust a scumbag.

    277. jason says:

      However, Manchin only voted to convict because he had cover from Romney.

    278. jason says:

      Hey Bunu, Tesla down 20% today.

      Did you lose your ass?

    279. jason says:

      Looks like it is going to take a beating tomorrow too.

      And gold not looking too hot either.

      “Gold Price Susceptible to Larger Pullback as Bullish Momentum Abates”

    280. DW says:

      Kirk Douglass was one of the last big names with connections deep into the golden area of Hollywood.

    281. PresidentPaul! says:

      #290

      LMAO I had a stop loss in place. I got stung a bit, but I made 50k in the past week off tesla so I’m good.

    282. PresidentPaul! says:

      I’m looking to buy TSLA again but I’m letting it cool off. Volatility is a bit exhausting with that thing at the moment.

    283. PresidentPaul! says:

      TSLA movement right now reminds me of bitcoin. When it’s going up, it’s fricking going up don’t get in it’s way. When it’s going down just get the hell out of the way bc if you don’t it’s gonna hit you like a train.

    284. PresidentPaul! says:

      Other thing about TSLA that worries me is shanghai giga is effectively shut down for good right now. Same with AAPL’s supply lines. So many company’s supply lines are gonna be messed with even if it doesn’t get worse.

      So Q1 earnings reports 3 months from now will be trash.

    285. lisab says:

      Pentagon replaces go-to torture waterboarding with endless video of Romney speeches

    286. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      285. “Scumbag Romney says he is “deeply religious”.”

      Actually he is “profoundly religious.” There is a difference between “deep” and “profound”. Profound is deeper and more penetrating — it extends beyond our mere solar system, it is galactic in scope.

    287. mRviTO says:

      Don’t forget severely conservative….

    288. Victrc says:

      I saw on both msnbc and cnn that the commentators were furious about Trump giving Rush the medal of freedom during black history month.

      One thing I think he took into consideration is that maybe Rush won’t be here in a month and took advantage to give him the honor, which to be frank, was deserved. While I never really listened to him he’s done a lot to being people into the process.

      I think it’s petty to think you can’t do certain things just because it’s a “month”

    289. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I my give Mitt Romney a bad time, but do admire him as a family man and now grandfather many times over:

      https://twitter.com/MittRomney/status/1209842364572934145

    290. mRviTO says:

      Yikes. Babylon Bee.

      Follower Of Joseph Smith Urges Nation To Reject Morally Flawed Leaders

    291. jason says:

      I saw Romney’s speech, what a bunch of frivolous drivel.

      As usual, it was all about HIM. His faith, his consequences, his conscience, blah blah blah.

      I used admire this insufferable ass. Geezus.

    292. jason says:

      A Democratic Senator, Murphy I think, said it was a “speech for the centuries”.

      This is what Romney lives for.

    293. NYCmike says:

      What Christmas picture did Pierre Delecto use?

    294. mRviTO says:

      Sean Davis Retweeted

      Mike Lee
      @SenMikeLee
      ·
      3h
      Congratulations
      @realDonaldTrump
      . I’m looking forward to your next five years in office. Those who voted to remove you were wrong. Very wrong.

    295. Tina says:

      Well, looks like a recall of Quittens is brewing in the Utah legislature.

    296. lisab says:

      corey is not handling the acquittal very well

      https://streamable.com/hhzup

    297. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      308. Its more than likely unconstitutional for states to recall members of congress.

    298. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      309. Believe that’s Pelosi, noticed torn pieces of paper in her backpack, likely remnants of Trump’s SOTU speech.

    299. mRviTO says:

      Bernie has continued to creep up in the SDE count.

      He’s down by 16 with 95% in.

      The remaining counties lean to him.

      The big question is that two of the satellite caucuses have not been reported. So far Buttigieg hasn’t been viable in them and Sanders could pick up 10+ SDEs depending on the turnout.

    300. jason says:

      Romney using religion to justify convicting Trump on bogus charges brought by the most partisan of slimeball partisans like Adam Schiff is really disgusting.

      I see all these comments about people saying they are sorry for voting for him in 2012. I don’t go that far, I still think he would have been better than Obama. I don’t regret defending him for some of the attacks on him here, especially relating to Bain and Romneycare.

      But he is so weak, spineless, and lacking in convictions or principles that maybe he shouldn’t have been President.

    301. John says:

      More good economic news…
      “US Trade Deficit Narrows For The First Time In Six Years”
      https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-trade-deficit-narrowed-in-2019-for-first-time-in-six-years-11580909498

    302. jason says:

      Ok now for some news everyone can use:

      “Harvey Weinstein Does Not Have Testicles, Rape Accuser Testifies”

    303. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      When Romney claims his vote was based on his being “profoundly religious”, does that mean that any senator who voted to not impeach was not religious? This is the type of self-righteousness that played a role in his defeat in 2012. It makes people uncomfortable.

      Romney was a venture (“vulture”) capitalist at Bain, he would invest in struggling companies, and often ending out driving them out of business after charging large fees and selling their assets. Bain and Romney made large amounts of money. The business employees lost their jobs. From a business sense, that was a successful way of making money.

      But please, after a career of doing this, don’t go around telling us you were divinely inspired to take down the infidel Trump. Mitt just has never understood that people see through him and realize who he really is.

    304. jason says:

      Frankly, I always saw him as a balsy guy.

    305. NYCmike says:

      Watching parts of Trump’s SOTU again….

      Republican President: “…..the best is yet to come!”.

      Democratic Speaker of the House: (RIPS SPEECH UP!)

    306. Phil says:

      Maybe he shouldn’t have been president.

      Ya think?

    307. jason says:

      A venture capitalist is not a “vulture” capitalist. Venture capitalist provide a valuable service, there are thousands of viable companies that would never have had a chance for success without venture capital.

      Venture capitalists invest in a lot of startups, hoping that their investment will bring a return, although often it doesn’t.

      There is nothing wrong with venture capital. Nada. Zilch.

    308. NYCmike says:

      I wonder how many people out there don’t realize that even if 19 Republican Senators had voted with the 47 Democratic Senators to convict, that President Trump would have been acquitted and remained in office.

    309. NYCmike says:

      I guess that’s why Mitt Romney is Lawrence O’Donnell’s new hero……it’s kind of like when Corker became jason’s hero…..both actions Romney/Corker took did nothing to change the outcome they were trying to affect…….

    310. Phil says:

      Well, the media certainly isn’t going to remind anyone about that, Mike.

      Apparently, all that matters is how that great moral and ethical leader of the Senate, Mitt Romney, voted.

      By the way, did you know he is the leader of the Real Republican Party?

    311. jason says:

      There are plenty of reasons to be critical about Romney. Bain Capital is not one of them

    312. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      321. I agree Jason, but that is not how Bain operated. It was not venture capitalism in its usual sense.

    313. jason says:

      Corker certainly was the hero in the Iran deal.

      I thank NYC for reminding us.

    314. Phil says:

      I doubt even Corker, had he still been in the Senate, would have voted to remove – although it’s possible. He was a creature of the establishment and hated Trump. Sill, he wasn’t The self righteous POS Romney is. You could count on him to vote the right way.

    315. jason says:

      I agree Jason, but that is not how Bain operated. It was not venture capitalism in its usual sense.”

      I am not really familiar on how they operated, but some of the criticism the Dems came up with was bogus.

      And you can’t take just one company as an example.

    316. NYCmike says:

      Still works, Ma!

    317. jason says:

      Corker is a good guy. The senate needs more Corkers, not fewer. Corker would never have voted to impeach Trump.

    318. jason says:

      Attack McCain or Corker and jason will go for the bait quicker than Amoral Scumbag will land on roadkill.

    319. NYCmike says:

      “Corker is a good guy. The senate needs more Corkers, not fewer. Corker would never have voted to impeach Trump.”

      -No way to know that for sure. Let’s correct it to say:

      “Blackburn is a solid Senator. The Senate needs more Blackburns, not fewer. Blackburn DIDN’T vote to impeach Trump.”

    320. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Here is an example how Bain operated:

      “Take a typical Bain transaction involving an Indiana-based company called American Pad and Paper. Bain bought Ampad in 1992 for just $5 million, financing the rest of the deal with borrowed cash. Within three years, Ampad was paying $60 million in annual debt payments, plus an additional $7 million in management fees. A year later, Bain led Ampad to go public, cashed out about $50 million in stock for itself and its investors, charged the firm $2 million for arranging the IPO and pocketed another $5 million in “management” fees. Ampad wound up going bankrupt, and hundreds of workers lost their jobs, but Bain and Romney weren’t crying: They’d made more than $100 million on a $5 million investment.”

      https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/greed-and-debt-the-true-story-of-mitt-romney-and-bain-capital-183291/

      Again, there business transactions, and may turn out well. But I don’t believe those involved should claim to be choirboys. Romney is as human as anyone else; and really shouldn’t be claiming he is profoundly religious in a manner that makes him appear exceptional.

    321. Phil says:

      Romney got what he wanted. He’s now the useful Republican. There was a void after McCain died.

    322. jason says:

      The Dems make regret having made this guy a star in the impeachment hearings…

      “George Washington University Law professor and self described Democrat Jonathan Turley is calling for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to resign if she can’t maintain the dignity of her position.

      “While many will celebrate her trolling of the president, she tore up something far more important than a speech. Pelosi has shredded decades of tradition, decorum, and civility that the nation could use now more than ever. The House speaker is more than a political partisan, particularly when carrying out functions such as the State of the Union address. A president appears in the House as a guest of both chambers of Congress. The House speaker represents not her party or herself but the entirety of the chamber. At that moment, she must transcend her own political ambitions and loyalties,” Turley writes at The Hill. “If Trump made the State of the Union look like Oprah, then Pelosi made it look like Jerry Springer.”

    323. jason says:

      Take a typical Bain transaction”

      I don’t think that was a “typical” Bain transaction and that is a hit piece.

      Again, there are always exceptions, but there is nothing unethical about venture capital, and there is not conflict between being religious and being a venture capitalist.

      Like the Romneycare canard, I think the whole Bain Capital thing is bogus, and I give Romney a pass on it.

      My problem with Romney is not Bain Capital, its the fact he is a scumbag media whore.

    324. jason says:

      “Blackburn is a solid Senator. The Senate needs more Blackburns, not fewer.”

      Blackburn is ok, but frankly, she has a lot to learn before she can be compared to Bob Corker.

    325. Phil says:

      The two vote the same. MSM liked Corker better because from time to time they could get a negative quote about Trump from Corker. You know they liked that.

    326. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Buttigieg on a roll.

      New Hampshire @EmersonPolling/@7News Tracking Poll (2/3-5):
      Sanders 31%
      Buttigieg 21%
      Biden 12%
      Warren 12%
      Klobuchar 11%
      Gabbard 5%
      Yang 4%
      Steyer 1%
      Patrick 0%
      Bennet 0%

    327. mRviTO says:

      After one of the satellite caucuses reported in the last batch, Buttigieg is now in serious danger of losing Iowa to Sanders in all metrics after claiming victory… lead in SDEs cut to 3.

    328. PresidentPaul! says:

      I feel like the Warren ppl hate Sanders for some reason, which seems to have something to do with misogyny, so it’s possible they eventually shift to buttigieg just to spite Sanders.

    329. PresidentPaul! says:

      https://twitter.com/IsChinar/status/1225196112090468352?s=20

      Chinese like money but you have to spray the money and dont touch it

    330. Phil says:

      Chris Mathews floats Adam Schiff as a possible Democratic nominee.

      Well, Michael Avenatti probably won’t be available for the next thirty years. Hey, why not?

    331. George says:

      Latest numbers from Des Moines Register:
      96.43% reporting
      Candidate
      Total SDEs
      % SDEs
      Del.
      Buttigieg
      Pete Buttigieg
      550
      26.2%
      11
      Sanders
      Bernie Sanders
      547
      26.1%
      11

      At this rate, by the time 100% of the vote is reported Sanders should have a comfortable lead.
      What a farce the way the vote is being selectively reported and spread out over so many days. Note that they are not reporting the actual vote count where Sanders has to be holding a significant lead. The DNC is hard at work to sabatoge Sanders once again.

    332. Ben says:

      I’m from Iowa. The way the SDE are set up is way much like the electoral college: It’s to prevent from population centers of Des Moines, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City and Davenport from controlling the whole state. So one can win the whole state with the vote and lose the “electoral vote”. In that sense, it’s kinda ironic that Bernie comes out much the same way Hillary did in 2016. I don’t think the fix is in, as big of a cluster mess it was.

    333. NYCmike says:

      https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/man-set-to-testify-against-ms-13-found-murdered-after-new-york-releases-list/

      -Rudy Giuliani, and to a smaller extent, George Pataki, dragged NY back from the abyss almost 30 years ago…….sadly, it is much easier to tear down than to build up.

      Even my wife is noticing the changes, and she has contemplated moving to NJ…….unfortunately, that has its own drawbacks.

      Oh well, we shall see.

    334. Tina says:

      Can we float Quittens as Drat nominee?

      Open borders, amnesty, Paris accords, porker, wars abroad, and does not follow the constitution.

    335. jason says:

      Ohhh, puhhhleeze no, don’t move to PA.

      I am sure the first thing NYC would do is to apply the Mikey Maneuver to Pat Toomey.

    336. jason says:

      Whoops..

      “Rep. Lee Zeldin apparently was taken aback by Pelosi’s post-speech move and wrote: “Nancy Pelosi should step down as Speaker. I’m confident that the American public will be directly sending her that message themselves later this year if she doesn’t read the tea leaves herself and resign on her own terms today. It’s time.”

    337. jason says:

      I am ok with scumbag Romney as the Dem nominee.

      In the unlikely event he wins, he is better than any of the Dem field.

      The danger is, since he lacks any principles or conviction, he would agree to become a full blown socialist to please his new party.

    338. jason says:

      As President, he would probably call Lawence O’Donnell and Rachel Madcow to “clear” any speech or initiative.

    339. jason says:

      Romney’s speech was full of self serving drivel.
      Here is the BEST speech of the whole impeachment process, sorry for the long post.

      SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM: I supported the Mueller investigation. I had Democratic colleagues come to me and say, “We’re afraid he’s going to fire Mueller. Will you stand with us to make sure Mueller can complete his investigation?” And I did. Two years, $32 million, FBI agents, subpoenas, you name it, the verdict is in. What did we find? Nothing.

      I thought that would be it. But it’s never enough when it comes to Trump. Sorry. It’s never enough when it comes to President Trump. This sham process is the low point in the Senate for me. If you think you’ve done the country a good service by legitimatizing this impeachment process, what you have done is unleashed the partisan forces of hell. This is sour grapes.

      They impeached the president of the United States in 78 days. You could not get a parking ticket if you contested it in 78 days. They gave out souvenir pens when it was over. If you can’t see through that, your hatred of Donald Trump has blinded you to the obvious. This is not about protecting the country. This is about destroying the president.

      There are no rules when it comes to Donald Trump. Everybody in America can confront the witnesses against him against — them except Donald Trump. Everybody in America can call witnesses on their behalf except President Trump. Everybody in America can introduce evidence except for President Trump. He’s not above the law, but you put him below the law, and the process of impeaching this president, you’ve made it almost impossible for future presidents to do their job.

      In 78 days, you took due process as we’ve come to know it in America and threw it in the garbage can. This is the first impeachment in the history of the country driven by politicians. The Nixon impeachment had outside counsel, watergate prosecutors. And the Clinton impeachment had Ken Starr. The Mueller investigation went on for two years. I trusted Bob Mueller. And when he rendered his verdict, it broke your heart and you can’t let it go. The only way this is going to end permanently is for the president to get reelected, and he will.

      So as to abuse of Congress, is it a wholesale assault on the presidency, is it abandoning every sense of fairness that every American has come to expect in their own lives. It’s driven by blind partisanship and hatred of the man himself, and they wanted to do it in 78 days. Why? Because they wanted to impeach him before the election. I am not making this up. They said that.

      The reason the president was never allowed to go to court and challenge the subpoenas issued is the House managers understood that would take time. President Nixon and President Clinton were allowed to go to Article III court and contest the House’s action. That was denied this president because it would get in the way of impeaching him before the election.

      You send this crap over here and you’re okay with it, my Democratic colleagues. You’re okay with the idea that the president was denied his day in court and you were going to rule on executive privilege as a political body. You were willing to deal out the Article III courts because you hate Trump that much. You have weakened the institution of the presidency. Be careful what you wish for because it will come back your way.

      Abuse of Congress should be entitled “abuse of power by the Congress.” If you think that Adam Schiff is trying to get to the truth, I have a bridge I want to sell you. They hate President Trump’s guts, they rammed it through the House in a way that you couldn’t get a parking ticket and they had a goal of impeaching him before the election. The Senate will achieve its goal of acquitting him in February and the American people are going to get to decide in November who they want to be their president.

      So acquittal will happen in about two hours, exoneration comes when President Trump gets reelected because the people of the United States are fed up with this crap.

      But the damage you have done will be long-lasting. Abuse of power, you’re impeaching the president of the United States for suspending foreign aid for a short period of time that they eventually received ahead of schedule to leverage an investigation that never happened. You’re going to remove the president of the United States for suspending foreign aid to leverage an investigation of a political opponent that never occurred. The Ukrainians didn’t know the suspension until September. They didn’t feel any pressure.

      If you’re okay with Joe Biden and Hunter Biden doing what they do, it says more about you than it does anything else. The point of the abuse of power article is that you made it almost impossible now for any president to pick up the phone if all of us can assume the worst and impeach somebody based on a subjective standard. He was talking about the corruption in Ukraine with the past president. And the Bidens’ conduct in the Ukraine undercut our ability to effectively deal with corruption by allowing his son to receive $3 million through the most corrupt gas company in the Ukraine.

      Can you imagine how the Ukrainian parliament must have felt to be lectured by Joe Biden by ending sweetheart deals?

      What you have done is impeached the president of the United States and willing to remove him because he suspended foreign aid for 40 days to leverage an investigation that never occurred, and to my good friend, Dick Durbin, Donald Trump has done more to help the Ukrainian people than Barack Obama did in his entire eight years. If you’re looking for somebody to help the Ukrainian people fight the Russians, how about giving them some weapons. This is a sham. This is a farce. This is disgusting. This is an injustice to President Trump as a person. It’s a threat to the office. It will end soon. It’s going to be an overwhelming rejection of both articles. We’re going to pick up the pieces and try to go forward, but I can say this without any hesitation. I worry about the future of the presidency after what’s happened here. Ladies and gentlemen, will you come to regret this whole process. And to those who have these pens, I hope you will understand history will judge those pens as a souvenir of shame.

    340. jason says:

      Excellent

      Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont raised $25 million in January, his campaign said Thursday, a staggering sum that marks his highest monthly total since entering the race a year ago.”

    341. NYCmike says:

      “Ohhh, puhhhleeze no, don’t move to PA.”

      -As if the thought ever occurred to me.

      I can’t imagine a state where “limited government Republicans” think it is a good idea to limit the amount of locations to buy alcohol!

      No wonder Biden loves PA…..just think about the potential opportunities for corruption for Hunter!

    342. NYCmike says:

      Nothing to see here…….

      https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/C22F364C-4898-11EA-8EAD-08678493A360

      Trump’s trade policies had NOTHING to do with this……

    343. NYCmike says:

      https://pagesix.com/2020/02/04/harvey-weinstein-jurors-shown-naked-photos-of-movie-mogul/

      -YIKES!

      Could Robbie have requested to be on this jury? He hasn’t been around…….

    344. jason says:

      I can’t imagine a state where “limited government Republicans” think it is a good idea to limit the amount of locations to buy alcohol!”

      Translation: let’s Mikey Maneuver the state because the chances of eliminating state owned liquor stores will be so much better with liberal Democrats.

      SEND A MESSAGE

    345. jason says:

      Although Corey thinks “Romney is the leader of the real Republican Party”, since 95% of Rs support Trump, where is the “real” R party exactly.

      Corey, who wants Bloomberg/Jones (is it commie Van Jones or the little Marxist union hall lawyer from AL), a nanny stater and climate change radical that hates the 2nd amendment and is pro partial birth abortion? Is it Bill Kristol, who has come out of the closet as a Democrat? Anna Navarro who is a about as much a Republican as Bunu?

      The real Republican Party is the one 95% of Rs belong to. I don’t belong to it but at least I don’t pretend to represent any “real” R party.

    346. NYCmike says:

      “Translation:”

      -One good thing about winter time is the choice of footwear in case jason is around………..

    347. jason says:

      Trump’s trade policies had NOTHING to do with this……”

      Sometimes even a moron gets things right, even if by accident.

      NYC is correct. Here is the key context of the article.

      “Tariffs on some U.S. medical products had been suspended Saturday amid outbreak

      While the statement did not mention the current coronavirus outbreak, on Saturday the ministry suspended tariffs against some U.S. imports that could be used to help treat victims of the epidemic”

      Thank the Coronavirus, not Trump’s idiotic tariffs and trade wars.

    348. Tina says:

      So, it looks like

      Rudy G is 5-0 against Soviet Schiffty

    349. Waingro says:

      PPP NC Dem Primary poll:

      Joe Biden 25%
      Bernie Sanders 16%
      Michael Bloomberg 14%
      Elizabeth Warren 12%
      Pete Buttigieg 9%
      Amy Klobuchar 5%
      Andrew Yang 5%
      Tom Steyer 2%

      https://www.publicpolicypolling.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/NCDemPollFebruary2020.pdf

    350. Tina says:

      Time for Barr Stool and Doin nuffin to move his troops.

    351. jason says:

      I can see NYC as a PA resident writing his first letter to the editor:

      “Pat Toomey is a RINO traitor who only votes for conservative causes 98% of the time, totally unacceptable.

      We need someone who votes conservative 100% of time, even if he/she has no chance of winning. We need to send a message.

      Against that idea? You must not believe in the primary system!”

    352. jason says:

      Barr Stool?

      Tina is the best!

    353. NYCmike says:

      Someone tell jason that a United States Senator usually doesn’t get involved with local politics……that concept may be a bit complex for him, but he has been making nice strides since 2016, and since he isn’t being bullied by MD anymore into being an ignorant A-Hole.

    354. Waingro says:

      #367, heh. Does Tina not like Barr?

    355. NYCmike says:

      I think she wants him to get off his keester.

      When that happens he will become Barrrrroooommmmm!!

    356. Tina says:

      “Inadvertently”

      The New York Times
      @nytimes
      · 4h
      Attorney General William Barr issued new restrictions over the opening of politically sensitive investigations, an effort to help avoid upending the election as the FBI inadvertently did in 2016 when its campaign inquiries shaped the outcome of the race https://nyti.ms/2uf8ahn

    357. Cash Cow TM says:

      “Rep. Lee Zeldin apparently was taken aback by Pelosi’s post-speech move…”

      When I first read this with sleepy Cow eyes, I thought it was Rep. LED ZEPLIN.

      I assumed it was an article from the Babylon Bee.

    358. Tina says:

      I want Barr to quit acting like Barr spool and become Barr brawler.

      I am. It sick of him yet.

      I am sick of Wrong Wray.

    359. Cash Cow TM says:

      Kudos to Mr. Vito (and others) for continuing to dig into the slow roll Iowa vote.

      Hats off to the Sock.

    360. DW says:

      Mason-Dixon – Tennessee

      Trump 55, Biden 39
      Trump 57, Sanders 37
      Trump 57, Warren 36
      Trump 55, Buttigieg 38
      Trump 54, Bloomberg 39

    361. Tina says:

      This is how noble and plus Pierre is. Do you remember he fired Richard Grenell, who may be a future Secretary of State, if Columbo retires.

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/after-mitt-romneys-guilty-trump-impeachment-vote-dont-forget-he-once-threw-gay-staffer-ric-grenell-under-the-bus-to-get-ahead

    362. Waingro says:

      #375, Mason-Dixon actually spent money on a TN general election poll? Did they do a primary poll as well?

    363. DW says:

      I didn’t read the link on the M-D poll of TN, but its linked at RCP. Probably someone hired them to do the poll. I suppose if nothing else, it gives a baseline comparison to the 2016 results. Trump carried TN by a margin of 26, 61-35, so this polls seems right on track to get about the same results.

    364. NYCmike says:

      https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/05/nancy-pelosi-unleashes-on-trump-after-state-of-the-union-110825

      ““He shredded the truth, so I shredded his speech,” Pelosi told House Democrats, according to multiple sources in the room. “What we heard last night was a disgrace.””

      -Pelosi is like “CG”, just spouting words of anger.

      Give some concrete examples of this shredding.

    365. mRviTO says:

      Good grief.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/06/upshot/iowa-caucuses-errors-results.html

      Iowa Caucus Results Riddled With Errors and Inconsistencies

    366. Wes says:

      Mikey said this:

      Someone tell jason that a United States Senator usually doesn’t get involved with local politics…

      Tip O’Neil said this:

      All politics is local.

      Now whom am I to believe—a longtime (1977-1987) Speaker of the US House or a brain dead poster on a blog?

      Decisions, decisions.

    367. Wes says:

      I’m just guessing when you were born, Messy the Moron, your umbilical cord was wrapped around your neck and deprived your brain of oxygen for several minutes. It’s the only way I can account for your abject stupidity.

    368. DW says:

      Wow, Pelosi believes that 100 year old veteran is a fraud, not a hero. Pelosi believes that murderer was right to kill all those people in California, and that the ISIS terrorist was right to kidnap that young lady, rape her for a year, and then kill her.

      Furthermore, she denies that its good that AA unemployment is so low. And of course she would rather that the doctors had killed that baby girl born at 21 weeks.

      She is quite a piece of work.

    369. NYCmike says:

      If it make you feel better, roll with that, Wes.

    370. Wes says:

      DW, Pelosi gave a major boost to the NRCC with that stunt. She was a lightning rod before. Now Republicans—especially those running against freshmen Dems in GOP-friendly districts—have a poignant visual to use in ads against Pelosi’s acolytes in the House.

      It was an amateurish, stupid mistake, and I’m willing to bet Republicans are already crafting ads to hammer Dems with from now to December.

      Tip O’Neil’s ghost must want to slap Pelosi for such an idiotic unforced error.

    371. Wes says:

      Well, I’ve known for years now you’re an idiot, Mikey. I’d rather you have a mild degree of intelligence, but I’d be asking too much if I actually expected that of you.

      Your stated lack of knowledge of how politics actually works only underscores what I’ve known for nearly a decade.

    372. PresidentPaul! says:

      “Musk has been has been developing the technology, called Neuralink, because he thinks humans must become one with machines in order to survive being replaced by artificial intelligence.

      His plan to “save the human race” involves wiring computer chips into our minds to merge us with artificial intelligence.

      Last July, Neuralink revealed plans to use lasers to shoot holes in skulls and feed threads of electrodes into the human brain.”

    373. NYCmike says:

      Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’…….

    374. Chicon says:

      Mike – Trump’s overall approach to China, in which China is confronted rather than coddled, may be viewed by historians as the most consequential result of his Presidency.

      As with other topics, it will be perceived by some as luck rather than foresight. Becase……1930’s economic textbooks….

    375. Chicon says:

      Hi, Wes. Sticking with that Trump has no chance prediction?

    376. NYCmike says:

      President Trump’s remarks reminds me, in a way, of when Don Imus was invited to one of those DC shindigs, and then people were “so shocked” that he went off on Bubba and Hillary with them in the room, just like he would on the air.

      Contrast that with how Pelosi, Mitt, Obama, McCain, the Bushes all act like friends when they get to these things, while savaging each other with associates and accomplices behind the scenes.

    377. VictrC says:

      Just in a case anyone was wondering about the ACTUAL vote in Iowa, and where it stands right now:

      Sanders, Bernie. 42,672. 25%
      Buttigieg, Pete. 36,718. 21%
      Warren, Elizabeth. 32,007. 19%
      Biden, Joe. 25,699. 15%
      Klobuchar, Amy. 21,896. 12%
      Yang, Andrew. 8,660. 5%

      Sanders, Bernie 44,753 27%
      Buttigieg, Pete 42,235. 25%
      Warren, Elizabeth 34,312. 20%
      Biden, Joe. 23,051 14%
      Klobuchar, Amy 20,525. 12%

      Yet, they somehow have Sanders losing when in no objective measure, either round one or round two is he behind.

      Yet, they are afraid of the Russians intervening in elections, They do well on their own of coming out with their desired results.

    378. DW says:

      391 – Wes not doubt has his own answer to your question, but here is mine. Yes, Trump has a chance to win this fall, but it is nowhere near close to a certainty. Right now I would say this thing is a tossup. If we continue to see Trump acting presidential as he did in the SOTU speech, and if the economy keeps roaring, then the ghost of James Carville will be replayed saying, “Its the economy, stupid.” But because Trump has such a long list of unforced errors of his own, there is very little margin for further mis-steps on his part.

      A lot will also depend on who the Dems nominate, and how Trump stacks up against that candidate in roughly 10 battleground states.

    379. NYCmike says:

      “Hi, Wes. Sticking with that Trump has no chance prediction?”

      -Chicon,

      I told him in November 2018 that he should wait to make such declarative statements.

      It took him to January 2020 to start listening, and he has been hedging for the last month.

      BUT, he IS wicked smaht, like Johnny Damon in Good Will Hunting…..who happens to be one of Tip O’Neill’s imaginary constituents.

    380. NYCmike says:

      DW,

      No doubt at all that this is a toss-up.

      Trump hatred is for real, and there are many “Republicans” like “CG” who will do everything in their power to see a liberal socialist Democrat take over the White House in 2021.

    381. Tina says:

      Just wow. Piglosi goes full nutzo in her presser:

      Stephanie Grisham
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      It’s bad enough that @SpeakerPelosi tore up a speech that honored American heroes & laid out a positive plan for the country…she’s now comparing remarks about our great nation & it’s many success stories to a reality TV show? The dems really don’t know when to stop. It’s sad.

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    382. Phil says:

      Wes makes an excellent point about San Fran Nan’s antics in that it absolute is a boost to Republican fund raising and absolutely a shot in the arm to Republican House candidates. Don’t discount this. The Republican Nancy campaign ads write themselves for the fall.

    383. Tina says:

      So, Piglosi was triggered by this from the SOTU.

      The President used the Congress of the United States as a backdrop for a reality show, presenting a state of mind that had no contact with reality whatsoever,” Pelosi said slurring her words.

      Pelosi also admonished Trump supporters in attendance for chanting “four more years!” Tuesday night.

      “A serious breach to start shouting ‘four more years’ on the floor of the House. Totally inappropriate,” says the lady who ripped up Trump’s SOTU speech.

    384. DW says:

      If I recall correctly, Obama had his guests in the gallery too. He too praised his achievements and poked his opponents.

    385. Chicon says:

      New thread.

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