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    Trump Dominates GOP Field for 2024, Trump Jr In 3rd place.

    This is a few days old but I need something for a new post. We have a new national 2024 primary poll from Morning Consult and Politico that shows Republicans still can’t seem to move on from the man who cost them the Presidency and Congress and thereby wish to be in the minority for year to come.

    PRESIDENT – NATIONAL – GOP PRIMARY (MC/Politico)
    Donald Trump 53%
    Mike Pence 12%
    Donald Trump Jr. 6%
    Nikki Haley 6%
    Mitt Romney 4%
    Ted Cruz 4%
    Marco Rubio 2%
    Mike Pompeo 2%
    Josh Hawley 1%
    Tom Cotton 1%
    Tim Scott 1%
    Kristi Noem 1%
    Larry Hogan 1%
    Rick Scott 0%

    This poll was done February 14-15 among 645 Republican primary voters.

    Posted by Dave at 10:26 am
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    465 Responses to “Trump Dominates GOP Field for 2024, Trump Jr In 3rd place.”

    1. Tom says:

      El firstamundo!

    2. Bitterlaw says:

      Sneaky bastard. I was just getting ready to type First.

    3. Bitterlaw says:

      Well Dave certainly knows the meaning of Never.

    4. Phil says:

      Who are the 6% pukes that want Haley?

      LOL

    5. Tom says:

      2. I made a career out of it.

    6. Bitterlaw says:

      4 People who think she was a good governor. Next question.

      Who are the 6% who would Trump’s son over Trump? Why?

      Why is DeSantis not on the list? He e-mails me 4 times a day.

    7. Meldrim says:

      Bitter, I read that they asked the sane sample whom they would support if no Trumps ran, and that Ron DeSantis finished third, 1% or so behind Ted Cruz but quite a bit behind Mike Pence.

      It’s still early, but I think that Ron DeSantis would be the GOP’s strongest presidential candidate for 2024. (Of course, I also thought that Scott Walker would be our strongest candidate for 2016 and he fizzled out before the primaries even started, so what do I know.)

    8. Tom says:

      I believe DeSantis could inherit the Trump mantel, but he needs to go slowly. The frontrunner always seems to fade in the stretch. Keep doing what he’s doing in Florida and stay focused on that for now as a basis for establishing his credentials. I’m hoping he can become the articulate Trump with a solid track record.

    9. Phil says:

      People who think she was a good governor

      Get real. No one gives that a second thought.

      Actually, after DeSantis, she would be my second choice if I were still a GOP primary voter. DeSantis would be a kick ass President. If the establishment types are successful ramming her down the throats of the GOP rank in file voters (you know, the “deplorable” base), I will look forward to watching her get slaughtered in the general election.

    10. Meldrim says:

      Following the death of the great Rush Limbaugh, we should remember not only his effectiveness in spreading the conservative gospel, but also his sense of humor. Here’s one of the best moments from his short-lived TV show (which show is what introduced me to Rush, and after he discontinued it I only got to listen to snippets of Rush’s wit and wisdom): Rush’s running comnentary of Bill Clinton yukking it up while leaving Ron Brown’s funeral, and, when he realized that he was being filmed, immediately pretended to be crying. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr8Y9qguTgc&ab_channel=BoonedogMusic

    11. Meldrim says:

      I just saw this great video of Gov. DeSantis announcing the election-integrity measures that Florida will be implementing. The video is at the bottom of this article: https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-pound-sand-desantis-issues-election-integrity-proposals?itm_source=parsely-api?utm_source=cnemail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=022121-news&utm_campaign=position7

    12. jason says:

      Who are the 6% pukes that want Haley?

      LOL”

      They must all feel her pain and thus are not racists.

    13. jason says:

      So add the Trumps and you get 60%.

      But heck, “moving on from Trump” to follow Romney, Toomey and Haley, is such a brilliant strategy.

    14. jason says:

      Don Jr., with no political experience to speak of, has 50% more support than Mitt Romney who has been around for decades in a variety of elected positions.

      Yet, some think he should be the “way forward” for the R party.

      Just one of the reasons why the R party deserves to implode.

    15. jason says:

      People who think she was a good governor”

      Zzzzzz….

      Jeb Bush was a good governor.

      Romney was a pretty good governor too”

      None of them could get elected dog catcher in SC, MA, UT or FL in an election today.

    16. Bitterlaw says:

      No one gives that a second thought.

      Translation. Phil does not give that a second thought that. For somebody with Junior A-hole status, Phil thinks he speaks for everybody.

      As for Jason not wanting a Governor as the nominee, maybe he thinks there are many Billionaires who can run after Trump exits the stage.

    17. Phil says:

      6% is everybody?

    18. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Bitterlaw
      Who(Democrat) will you be running against for the House next year.

      Can you kindly inform us in detail what your policy positions are on the following matters:
      1) Increasing the Capital Gains and Corporate Tax Rates 2) Guaranteeing the solvency of Social Security and Medicare for the next 100 years
      3) The USA relationship with China on trade and human rights
      4) Abortion Rights
      5) The Keystone Pipeline

    19. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Bitterlaw
      Who(Democrat) will you be running against for the House next year.

      Can you kindly inform us in detail what your policy positions are on the following matters:
      1) Increasing the Capital Gains and Corporate Tax Rates 2) Guaranteeing the solvency of Social Security and Medicare for the next 100 years
      3) The USA relationship with China on trade and human rights
      4) Abortion Rights
      5) The Keystone Pipeline

      Trump plans to start interviewing 2022 candidates soon. Do you want his endorsement?

    20. Bitterlaw says:

      Sheeple – I will get back to you. I will say on abortion that I do not want any federal funds paying for it. I would support increasing funding by 3x the amount paid to Planned Parenthood and distributed to organizations other than PP to provide healthcare services.

      I have not thought one way or the other about Trump’s endorsement. It would help in some parts of the district and be the kiss of death in others. Then again, I am so charming maybe it is a wash. Jason to tell me that I must get a spray tan and make the campaign entirety about Trump in 3…2…1…

      The opponent is Mary Gay Scanlon

    21. Bitterlaw says:

      If the economy is headed down in 2022. I will remind voters that it was rolling under Trump before the virus hit and our Democrat Governor shut down the economy.

    22. jason says:

      As for Jason not wanting a Governor as the nominee”

      I have no restrictions on Governors. Or Senators.

    23. jason says:

      Jason to tell me that I must get a spray tan and make the campaign entirety about Trump in 3…2…1…”

      LOL

      Nothing could be farther than the truth.

      I have given you several ideas regarding your campaign, I don’t think I mentioned Trump in any of them.

    24. jason says:

      Nikki You need to feel my pain or you are a racist Haley didn’t have to praise Trump. She didn’t have to pretend she was the conscience of the country.

      She could have kept her mouth shut.

      Instead she decided she would rather pander to the MSM and the Never Trumpers.

      Let’s see if that is a good strategy.

    25. jason says:

      But here is my advice for Bitter regarding his campaign and Trump.

      Something like this:

      President Trump is not running for this congressional seat, I am.

      However I will be pleased to contrast how Trump’s policies contrast favorably with Biden’s policies and how they helped the residents of the district vs the disastrous policies Biden is implementing.

    26. Bitterlaw says:

      I actually thought of typing something similar to what jason said about me being the candidate and not Trump. However, I was expecting a string of GFYs and LOLs and something like “Bitter embraces the Trump legacy or he is crapping on his potential voters.”

      This confirmed a valuable lesson. Do not let an A-hole get in your head.

    27. jason says:

      Oh, I think you should embrace the Trump legacy.

      It is a good one except on trad.

      But frankly, given the mindset of the current R electorate, on trade YOU might have to eat the crap sandwich.

    28. Gordon Allen says:

      Spin this any way you want. The ” Establishment candidates” beloved bt Wissing are completely irrelevant.

    29. Bitterlaw says:

      I just watched an interview with Tuskegee Airman, Brig. Gen. Charles McGee. He is 101 years old. Despite vicious racism, he served as a true patriot in 3 wars. It is so sad that so few of these heroes remain.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_McGee_(Tuskegee_Airman)

    30. Bitterlaw says:

      I won’t lie to win. China cheats and steals on trade issues. However, Americans buying their cheap goods are as much to blame as China.

    31. jason says:

      The thing is, there is nothing wrong with buying cheap goods from China.

      Cheap goods enhance the purchasing power of the poor. The transportation, the infrastructure, the stores, the marketing, all create jobs.

      We shouldn’t be competing to make the cheap goods that come from China. We should be farming and manufacturing and exporting products and services to China where our technology and innovation gives us an advantage.

      China is a 1.3 billion person market, with more consumers every year. If we don’t trade with them, others certainly will.

    32. jason says:

      Heh…

      Biden’s OMB pick.

      “The good thing about a Biden run,” Neera Tanden, Clinton’s close aide who also advised the Obama administration on health policy, wrote to Podesta in 2015, in an email later exposed by WikiLeaks, “is that he would make Hillary look so much better.”

    33. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      There is growing evidence that the coronavirus which caused the pandemic was negligently released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which is 300 yards away from the Wuhan fish market where the Chinese government contends the virus first entered the human population.

      The United States was heavily involved in financing the bat coronavirus research that was taking place at the Wuhan Institute, as a Newsweek article pointed out:

      https://www.newsweek.com/dr-fauci-backed-controversial-wuhan-lab-millions-us-dollars-risky-coronavirus-research-1500741

      There is so much more to the story of how the current variant of the coronavirus originated and spread into the human population, and when it fully comes out its not going to make either China or the U.S. look good.

    34. jason says:

      The AFL-CIO conservatives will demand bat research be done in the US.

    35. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      35. Actually due to the clearly inadequate safety protocols at the Wuhan Institute, bat coronavirus research is now being done worldwide.

      Then again, the World Health Organization assures us that the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan came from frozen bats from the wild which were sold at the Wuhan market; not from the Wuhan Institute located about 300 yards from the fish market where research on bat coronavirus was taking place.

    36. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #30- Bitterlaw
      I would change the second part of your reply to: “but, unfortunately, the American consumer has become addicted to cheap and, often times, inferior Chinese products”.
      It is NOT a lie and sounds much better politically. The word BLAME is a non-starter.

    37. jason says:

      So Bitter should insult the American consumer?

      Consumers are not “addicted” to anything, they are smart to buy the best product they can get for their money.

      And the “inferior” part used to be said about Japanese products too. The fact is I have a lot cheap Chinese products in my house that are lasting and work very well.

    38. Bitterlaw says:

      So Jason is the reason for the trade imbalance. I guess he doesn’t care that he will never be able to sell a llama in China.

    39. jason says:

      I guess he doesn’t care that he will never be able to sell a llama in China”

      Maybe, but like I said if we don’t trade with China others will happily do so.

      “Jan. 15 – China’s soaring demand for Australia’s alpacas has seen the industry explode. According to a related report, in the order of 75 percent of Australian wool goes to China for first stage processing. Nearly 50 percent of that wool stays in China after first stage processing. The Chinese are a significant customer of Australian agricultural products; wool is one of the most soaring demanding from China.

      At present, most of the wool produced in Australia is sold at auctions, in last year April, the annual show is run by the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS), within two days, 20 million dollars (15.08 million U.S. dollars) worth of wool deal sealed, of which, a significant amount will go to China, according to the Federation of Australian Wool Organizations, that the ongoing and mutually beneficial trading relationship between the two nations was of vital importance.

      According to Australian Alpaca Association there are currently around 500,000 of the long necked animals across the country, but he expects that figure to reach well over 1 million during the next three to four years.”

    40. jason says:

      Wawa behind the times, could be serving alpaca burgers to the suburban elites.

      “This year, the industry body will send a small delegation to visit a number of Chinese mills sourcing alpaca fiber. “We understand there is a shortage for them, so it’s a great opportunity for farmers in Australia,” he said. Also catching on is alpaca meat, which has dramatically risen in popularity in Australian restaurants, according to Frith. “It’s in between lamb and veal and only has about five to six 6 percent fat, so it’s very good for you,” he said.

    41. jason says:

      So basically implementing the AFL-CIO agenda of idiotic tariffs and trade wars with China accomplish two things:

      1) A tax hike on the American people, diminishing their purchasing power, especially among those with the least purchasing power. You can say “cheap Chinese imports” all you want, but guess what, “cheap Chines imports” need transportation, they need construction, they need stores, they need infrastructure, they need sales people, they need advertising, and they generate tax income.

      2) Kills exports to China, especially agricultural and high tech products and services (exactly the type of products and services requiring investments in R&D and innovation that provide high paying jobs).

      3) Opens the door for Europe, Australia, Brazil and others to take over the 1.3 billion population Chinese market, benefiting all these other countries to the detriment of the US.

      Of course, none of this is new, this has played out many times before with the same result. Nobody “wins” trade wars, everybody loses.

    42. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #39- Bitter
      Should we assume that you will write an op-ed article to every newspaper in your Congressional District about the pending House vote on the almost $2 trillion COVID-19 package? Blast Mary Gay Scanlon for supporting this slop job.
      If I were in your shoes, I would say that the $1,400 direct payment is fine and then blast the rest of it as a Liberal wish list that will bust the budget/deficit and trigger inflation. You can name some of the ridiculous items in the legislation which can be found on many conservative blogs. Your sign-off should be “…Candidate for Congress 2022”.

    43. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      It seems that Sen. Bill Cassidy’s(R-LA) impeachment vote has made him persona non grata in Louisiana especially in his home town of East Baton Rouge. His new nickname among Trump supporters in the State is “Psycho Bill”.
      Cassidy has earned my ire because he lied to his constituents about his vote. The Sunday before the trial, he said that the impeachment was a Soviet-style farce. Then when the trial began, he had nothing good to say about Trump’s team, peacocked before the cameras like a male version of a Drama Queen/Susan Collins and then ultimately voted to convict.
      I wish him political purgatory for the remainder of his term, which, unfortunately is six years.

      https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opinion/article_19316060-72f4-11eb-acb8-c70e4531c2f9.html

    44. Bitterlaw says:

      Sheeple – I was planning on writing letters to agents today. I am not really “fine” with more checks to people but I know the idea of fiscal restraint is gone forever. I know that somehow makes me a suburban elitist although I don’t feel very elite given that I am unemployed.

    45. jason says:

      Bitter, do you have a “I Love Deplorables” bumper sticker yet on your Jeep.

      I know, cover it up with a COEXIST sticker while driving around in your neighborhood, this is only for working class neighborhoods.

      I know you don’t know how to find them and have never been to any, but look, that is why they invented GPS.

    46. jason says:

      Has Bitter said Cassidy is “better than a Democrat” yet?

      3, 2, 1….

    47. Phil says:

      No, but it’s coming.

    48. jason says:

      The R party, if it has any cojones, which it doesn’t, should expel the 7 turncoats in the Senate and the 10 in the House.

      Bitter will whine that they are “better than Dems” because they vote conservative on other issues.

      So if that is the case, what is the problem? Sanders and King are not Dems, but they vote with them 100% of the time.

      If these 17 turncoats become Independents, since they are so conservative they will continue to vote with Rs, right?

      Win-win. You have a unified party, and you don’t lose any votes on conservative issues, Bitter has guaranteed it and I believe him.

    49. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzzzzz. You don’t need to ask every day. I have said it since I started here in 2004. EVERY REPUBLICAN IS BETTER THAN EVERY DEMOCRAT.

      Now, if you prefer Democrats to Republicans I am sure that they appreciate your support.

    50. Bitterlaw says:

      And in the next election (if they run), the “Independents” and Republican nominated to replace them will divide the vote and hand the Democrats victories when they otherwise would have lost. Jason and Phil might find that acceptable. I don’t. I have never voted for a Democrat. I bet Phil and Jason have but have some lame justification. In some elections in my town I voted against my friends who, unfortunately, ran as Democrats to vote for people I can’t stand because they ran as Republicans. If anybody in my family ran asDemocrat, I could not vote for them.

      If I do get the nomination, I would not expect my Bernie Bro daughter to vote for me. To be honest, I would be disappointed if she did.

    51. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Bitterlaw and jason-
      What has been the local and State GOP reaction toward “Toomey the Mouse”? Where does he reside?

      Here in NC, Richard Burr(R-Insider Trader) has been relatively quiet. Then again, in the many years that Burr has been a Senator, he has been basically invisible. I cannot remember when he last visited my part of the State, the Blue Ridge High Country. Maybe Wes knows. Also, I believe that Burr has never helped the State GOP Party recruit candidates and/or fundraise. The sooner he leaves the better. Only Mark Warner(D-VA) will bawl when Burr departs.

      Is there any news about Nebraska’s reaction to Ben Sasse?

    52. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Unsettling news from Georgia per RRR. To wit:

      GA-Sen; Kelly Loeffler considering running again…

      I sure hope both Loeffler and Perdue just go away.

      https://twitter.com/philipwegmann/status/1363857983881494529?s=21

    53. jason says:

      I have no idea where Pat All Gun Owners are Criminals Toomey lives, but I would guess it is among the Philly suburb elites.

      His gun control agenda would be a lot more popular there than it is here.

    54. jason says:

      I still think Perdue is a viable candidate, I would hope he could beat Collins in a primary. Loeffler lost by a bigger margin to a candidate even worse than Ossof so I would retire her.

    55. Phil says:

      Ah yes, Toomey and guns.

      Maybe he and Sheila Jackson Lee can together push that mandatory gun registration bill together. Wonder how he feels about her mandatory registration of all guns? The fifteen year mandatory prison sentence for failure to register any firearm should make his mouth water.

    56. jason says:

      I bet Phil and Jason have but have some lame justification.”

      Zzzzz…..

      I never voted for any Democrats.

      But if I had a do over, I wouldn’t vote again for many Rs I voted for.

      I voted for Toomey. I campaigned for him. I donated to him. I was elated when he beat a moron like McGinty.

      What do I get in return? An agenda to criminalize me for being a gun owner. A senator that rushes to disenfranchise my vote and the vote of millions of others by declaring there is no vote fraud when obviously there was fraud in PA. A senator that joins the Dems in a ridiculous charade of an impeachment just so he can ingratiate himself with the MSM and so he can appear as hero on CNN.

      Bitter wants to give him a medal for voting for Trump’s appointments and for lower taxes? BFD, that is what you would expect a “conservative” to vote for.

      What wasn’t expected was that he would backstab his most loyal constituents.

    57. jason says:

      Reason # 324 why “moving away from Trump” might not be such a brilliant idea.

      “According to the poll from Suffolk University-USA Today, a huge number of Republicans, 46 percent, would be willing to join a party created by Trump, 27 percent said they’d stay GOP and the rest were undecided, apparently leaving open the possibility they could flee too.”

      Another tidbit for the “move on” Rs.

      73% of Republicans don’t consider Biden’s win legitimate.

    58. Phil says:

      Toomey and guns is just like Toomey and impeachment.

      Gets him points with the Chuck Todd’s of the world.

      That’s everything to this useful idiot.

    59. jason says:

      Kurt Schlichter has a good article of the coming GOP civil war and an even better description of each of the 2024 contenders, but Haley’s is the best one:

      “Nikki! Haley – Jeb! 2: The Squishenging: The GOP’s Chatty Weathervane is the Establishment’s first choice in 2024, the candidate the donors and the pols want and who the base will reject like it rejected Jeb! in 2016. She is intended to represent a return to the Republicans of the past and to win back all those sissies who voted against Trump for his mean tweets. In that, she’ll get the media’s help until the second she wins the nomination, when media Lucy will pull away the football and Haley be labeled “Nikki Hitler” and wonder why all her media friends are being mean to her after she sucked up to them so enthusiastically. She’s not woke, and she’s not loyal. If she would not stand by Trump, why would you imagine she would stand by you? Trump’s diss of her after her Politico betrayal – what kind of Republican talks to Politico? – was glorious. The only way she might not be another George W. Bush-like disaster in the very unlikely scenario in which she wins is if she spent the whole four years surrounded by an audience of hardcore cons, since she naturally says whatever the audience she is in front of at any given moment wants to hear. She will run and occupy the “moderate and sensible loser” lane. And she will moderately and sensibly lose.”

      https://yonews.org/the-gops-2024-race-will-be-brutal-and-its-a-fight-we-need-to-have/

    60. jason says:

      Hey Bitter, fire up the $2000 snow blower.

      Snowing cats, dogs and llamas here.

      About 4 inches already and no end in sight.

    61. Meldrim says:

      Wes, I was excited when black conservative Mark Robinson won the GOP Lt. Gov. primary in NC in 2020 and then won the general election. But I had no idea that he had a history of making anti-Semitic statements. I don’t think that criticisms of Jews are ipso facto anti-Semitic, and I will defend critics of George Soros from that tired, unfair charge, but these statements, taken as a whole, are deeply troubling concerning Robinson’s ideology, particularly since he apparently hasn’t tried to explain what he meant and reassure his constituents that he does not hold anti-Semitic views:

      https://jewishinsider.com/2021/02/mark-robinson-lieutenant-governor-north-carolina/

      Wes, what can you tell us about Robinson? Is there more to this story that the article chose not to report?

    62. Phil says:

      Susan Collins came out against Biden’s moonbat leftist hack nominee for OMB that was even too much for Joe Manchin. You’d think along with Manchin’s opposition that would sink her.

      Jeff Flake is certainly doing his part to keep her alive. He tweets that he “hopes she will be confirmed.” Yep. Jeff ranted how “smart and capable” she was. He also made the ridiculous statement that if Republicans wanted Democratic cooperation next time there was a Republican in the WH, they should cooperate and put her through.

      Hey Jeff, next time there is a Republican in the WH? LOL…..and even if that ever happened again this fool thinks that is going to make one damned bit of difference to Democrats? Where has this fool been over the last decade? Has he even watched Democrats in action?

      Thank God this moron is long gone. Of course there is no shortage of Senate Republicans lining up to take Flake’s place in the Senate as chief Republican useful idiot. Cassidy has the pole position now, but don’t sleep on Burr and Toomey. Romney may be tough to beat, however.

    63. Phil says:

      Jeb illegal immigration is an act of love Bush is alive and living in Nikki woke gets me on MTP Haley.

      I think Nikki gets double digit delegates so she at least has that over Jeb. Over and under I’d say is 12 delegates.

      At least she won’t have to worry about that Phil’s out there voting against her in the primaries.

    64. jason says:

      Meldrim, I read that article, it is clearly a hit piece. Most of the criticism comes from liberals and Democrats who ignore blatant anti-semitism in the Democrat party, so they have little credibility.

      This is said about virtually EVERY Repubican.

      “For a litany of troubling past comments in which he denigrated Jews, Muslims, transgender people and Black voters who support Democrats, among other groups.”

      Most of his remarks seem to be in the context of attacking people who are hostile to conservatives, and he obviously believes there are a lot of such groups.

      Some to the remarks quoted are anti-semitic, and I hope Robinson is sincere that he has moved on from them and they don’t reflect his current views.

    65. Meldrim says:

      “At least she won’t have to worry about that Phil’s out there voting against her in the primaries.”

      Yeah, Phil, *that* will show her. The best way to wield influence is not to vote. Senators Ossoff and Warnock thank you for your service to the Leftist cause.

      I believe that it was William F. Buckley, Jr. who quipped many years ago that his policy was to support the right-most viable candidate. I recall a fellow Federalist Society member in law school who expressed his view a bit more sharply: “I’ll support the most extreme conservative who can win by one vote.” (Personally, I prefer more wiggle room than that, so I’m in the Buckley camp.) The right-most viable candidate is something that will differ depending on the state or district, or if it’s someone who is seeking the presidency. I agree with you that there is plenty of room to Nikki Haley’s right that falls within the zone of presidential electability, but if you don’t vote you will have no say on the matter and no one will give a squirt about what you think.

    66. Meldrim says:

      #65, jason, I agree that the general claim is the sort of generic attack that Leftists lob at every Republican (even Jewish ones), but the specific statements from Robinson are pretty bad even if the authors of the article are hypocrites. I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment that “Some to the remarks quoted are anti-semitic, and I hope Robinson is sincere that he has moved on from them and they don’t reflect his current views,” which is why I asked Wes to provide some context and whether Robinson has expressed a change of heart that the authors of the piece chose to leave out.

    67. Bitterlaw says:

      I think the snowblower cost $400 five years ago. Snowing here but it is supposed to turn to rain by 3:00.

    68. Phil says:

      Nikki’s done, Meldrim and she did it to herself. The Republican establishment might want to start to think about what ‘’ Phil thinks”. Why? Simple, because Phil ain’t just Phil. He’s just one of millions of Republican voters who have had it up to here with the go along wokeness and lip service from the Republican establishment. See polls. McConnell clearly told us exactly what he thought of his base with his completely unnecessary speech on the Senate floor. He went out of his way to give the base the middle finger. I always suspected that he felt that way, but I didn’t think he was dense enough to just let the mask fall off.

      Good luck with your fantasy of the base blindly falling into line with whoever the party establishment throws out there. That’s no longer happening.

    69. jason says:

      but if you don’t vote you will have no say on the matter and no one will give a squirt about what you think.”

      Excellent.

      I will be more than happy not to have a say in the matter, and I think whether I vote or not people will either agree or disagree with what I think.

      I am with Phil, Nikki won’t have to worry about me voting for or against her.

      As far as Ossoff and Warnock, I sent them money and even raised money for them here at HHR.

      I am sorry my very last political contribution was unsuccessful, but in looking back over my decades of activism for the GOP the whole thing was pretty much unsuccessful, I am no longer even in the party.

      But I admire people like Meldrim who think they can still make a difference.

    70. jason says:

      I think the snowblower cost $400 five years ago”

      Ahh, so you admit it has appreciated since then and is now worth $2000.

      And on the day it snows 40 inches, it will be worth $5000.

    71. jason says:

      Whoops, I sent money to Loeffler and Perdue.

      Geezus, where is my coffee.

    72. Phil says:

      I also sent money to both Georgia candidates so I don’t need to be lectured with statements about being thanked by Senator Ossoff.

    73. jason says:

      Six months ago I would have said Nikki was the front running for the nomination and my favorite candidate.

      Since then she has decided, as Kurt Schlichter, says to be “The Squishenging: The GOP’s Chatty Weathervane is the Establishment’s first choice in 2024”

      When she pandered to BLM, I made the comment that it was not so much the comment that concerned me, but that it was not made in a vacuum, it indicated something more troubling, she seemed to be overly anxious to be liked by the MSM. Since then she has confirmed that with her impeachment comments. She obviously feels she doesn’t need Trump supporters to win the 2024 nomination and shares the GOP establishments hostility to the deplorables and the new voters Trump brought into the party.

      Really unfortunate. I thought she was a good UN representative and good governor of SC. She has a compelling life story and as a woman and an ethnic minority helps dispel the myth that the GOP lacks “diversity”.

    74. Bitterlaw says:

      I have already sent e-mails to 15 agents today. Not one has offered to buy my book. Tuition at whatever college my daughter chooses is due in August. I need a bestseller.

    75. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason must have missed Tim Tebow’s thoughts on those killed “because of their race.”
      https://mobile.twitter.com/TimTebow/status/1267553312372436997

    76. jason says:

      I hear Bitter got one email back that said:

      “Thank you for sending your manuscript.

      It was both good and original.

      Unfortunately, the part that was good was not original and the part that was original was not good”.

    77. Bitterlaw says:

      I thought it was very original. It involves breast cancer:

      It was the breast of times. It was the worst of times.

      If I changed the job of the main character to working in a deli, it would be the “wurst of times.”

    78. jason says:

      Yes, you sent it to me before:

      “Demi and I actually just finished praying. We prayed for this country, for the family of George Floyd, for the families who have lost someone simply because of their skin color, and everyone who has been negatively judged by the color of their skin or background.”

      Nikki You Have to Feel my Pain or You are A Racist Haley” could have learned something from that.

      Nowhere in that statement did Tebow tell anyone what THEY have to feel.

    79. jason says:

      Tucker Carlson said it best “moral blackmail”.

      “No one jumped and more forcefully or seemed angrier at an America than former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

      Quote, “Tonight I turned on the news and I’m heartbroken,” Haley wrote. “It’s important to understand that the death of George Floyd was personal and painful for many. In order to heal, it needs to be personal and painful for everyone.”

      But, wait a second. You may be wondering, how am I, quote, “personally responsible” for the behavior of a Minneapolis police officer? I’ve never even been to Minneapolis, you may think to yourself, and why is some politician telling me I’m required to be upset about it?

      Those are all good questions. Nikki Haley did not answer those questions. Explaining is not her strong suit, that would require thinking. What Nikki Haley does best is moral blackmail.”

    80. jason says:

      Actually, I was upset about George Floyds’s manner of death.

      But Nikki Haley is not my conscience, and she shouldn’t be telling me what should be personal and painful to me “in order to heal”.

      She said that to pander to BLM and ingratiate herself with the MSM.

      When I read that statement, all I can think of is “what an arrogant little jerk”.

    81. Bitterlaw says:

      For somebody who is not a racist, jason is really upset when he thinks somebody is calling him a racist. Why? I have never seen any reason to believe that he is a racist.

    82. NYCmike says:

      I was upset by George Floyd’s death. I am still upset by his death.

      I am also upset, especially after watching THE WHOLE EPISODE with the police and George Floyd, that Mr. Floyd could be living today if he had just listened to the police.

      Shocking, I know.

    83. NYCmike says:

      “If I do get the nomination, I would not expect my Bernie Bro daughter to vote for me.”

      -Hopefully you explained to your daughter that any money left to her will be donated to the federal government and earmarked for those less fortunate than her…..and that if she applies to a job and there are other applicants with a darker complexion than her, she should withdraw and allow the less privileged to get the job.

    84. NYCmike says:

      “Nowhere in that statement did Tebow tell anyone what THEY have to feel.”

      -Yup.

      Haley crossed a line into a moral scold, standing on a foundation of quicksand called BLM.

      She doesn’t deserve a future in national electoral politics.

    85. jason says:

      jason is really upset when he thinks somebody is calling him a racist.”

      Most people don’t like being called racists, maybe Bitter is an exception.

      Most people don’t like being preached to by arrogant politicians that think they are morally superior to you if you don’t think like them, maybe Bitter is an exception.

    86. jason says:

      Floyd was a victim of police brutality, an officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. The reasons he had be subdued in the first place, of course, were of Floyd’s own doing, as NYC points out.

      But the actions of this rogue officer don’t make every white person in the country a racist. Nor do his actions represent the rest of the police force.

      Nikki Haley should know that.

    87. Phil says:

      Nikki damned well knows that….but she’s too busy pandering to the MSM. Well, cultivating the favor of the MSM might be useful if she were trying to gain the Democratic nomination. It’s an anchor tied around her neck running for the Republican nomination. She’s obviously too insulated in the establishment bubble to understand that. Completely out of touch with conservative voters.

    88. NYCmike says:

      https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/02/22/inexplicable-alito-and-thomas-dissent-as-supreme-court-strikes-down-pennsylvania-election-lawsuit-n1427260

      -Looks like ACB and Kavanaugh joined with Roberts and the liberal bloc……..I guess the Trump legacy will have to wait and see if it is more like a Bush legacy than we thought.

    89. NYCmike says:

      https://reason.com/2021/02/19/indiana-senate-civil-forfeiture-unlawful-assembly-government-property-seizure/

      -Can someone explain how this law is a good law?

      To me, it looks like one more reason that so-called libertarians will avoid supporting the Republican Party. This law is too vague and too easy to get abused by the authorities.

    90. Phil says:

      ACB hasn’t shown me a damned thing so far.

      I think she will be strong on the Second Amendment.\

      Beyond that, I wouldn’t bet the farm.

    91. Gordon Allen says:

      She and Kavanaugh are clearly intimidated by the left; Roberts has been visibly so for years. Notice leftist jurists are NEVER intimidated by Repubicans like Mcconnell et al. Hmm.
      A strong argument for Phil and Jason’s position regarding milktoast Repubicans.

    92. Bitterlaw says:

      Calling me a racist has the same effect as calling me led-handed. I am neither and no amount of lecturing could bother me.

    93. Bitterlaw says:

      Left-handed

    94. jason says:

      But hey, go with Toomey, Haley, Sasse, Romney, Liz Cheney and the other deplorable haters.

      Recipe for success.

      “According to the poll, the number of blue-collar workers who call themselves Republicans has gone up by 12 percent in the last decade. Meanwhile, blue-collar workers who identify as Democrats have dropped by eight points. The number of black and Hispanic blue-collar workers who identify as Republican has also gone up, with Hispanics up 13 percent and with black blue-collar workers up 7 percent over that same period of time. Meanwhile, the white-collar worker numbers have stayed about the same, with the GOP losing just one percent and Democrats picking that up.”

    95. Bitterlaw says:

      Toomey represented the Lehigh Valley in the House. Plenty of “Deplorables” in that district. The allegation that Toomey hates them is not supported by the evidence.

    96. Phil says:

      Toomey doesn’t hate them as long as they let him control their fire arms.

    97. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – Did you ever read what Toomey proposed or do you just repeat how awful it was?

    98. Meldrim says:

      IC that nobody wants it, so I’ll …

    99. Meldrim says:

      … C to it that I get it.

    100. Meldrim says:

      (I know, the Roman numeral 99 is XCIX, not IC, but I couldn’t resist.)

    101. Bitterlaw says:

      Before the accusations fly, I don’t see the point of any new gun laws. I send my daughter to school knowing she may not come home but that is the way of the world. The carnage will never stop.

    102. Bitterlaw says:

      I wonder if Meldrim is going to tell us that Jason speaks gutter Quechua.

    103. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9288387/Original-Monopoly-game-prices-based-segregated-1930s-Atlantic-City-author-says.html

      Monopoly is racist? The irony is that almost all of Atlantic City a block off the boardwalk is a bad neighborhood now.

    104. Phil says:

      Yes. Toomey supports expanding background checks.

      Camel’s nose under the tent. I’m sure that plays quite well in the Philly suburbs. Not so well with us deplorables, but then to Toomey, we don’t exactly count.

    105. Phil says:

      Monopoly IS racist.

      Anyone who plays it should feel bad. Tweet from Nikki to follow.

    106. Bitterlaw says:

      I am sure I could pass any background check. I also should never own a gun. Are people not going to vote for me because I say they can have as many guns as they want but I don’t want one?

    107. Phil says:

      Bitter, if I was still a Republican I would vote for you.

    108. Meldrim says:

      #96, Bitter, and Toomey actually became *more* socially conservative while serving in Congress, not less. He called himself “pro-choice” on abortion when he first ran for his House seat (which was not exactly politically advantageous in a blue-collar district that had elected pro-life Republican Don Ritter and pro-life Democrat Paul McHale over the prior twenty years), but he cast very few pro-abortion votes in Congress, and by the end of his six years in the House but he had a solidly pro-life voting record. His record on economic issues, of course, was pristinely conservative throughout. Unlike you, Bitter, I strongly supported Toomey’s primary bid against Arlen Specter in 2004, not because I’m a deadender who eschews anyone who isn’t 100% conservative, but because (i) Arlen Specter was closer to 40% conservative and (ii) I was confident that Toomey, having been elected and reelected with increasing margins in the politically marginal PA-15–which not only included the Lehigh Valley but also a portion of Montco, so Toomey would run ads in the Philly market that gave him name-ID there as well (reminiscent of Tom Ridge in his old Erie-based PA-21, which stretched down to part of Butler County and gave Ridge an excuse to run Pittsburgh TV ads that gave him name-ID for his future gubernatorial run)–had a good chance of winning the general election. The rightmost viable candidate in the 2004 GOP Senate primary was Pat Toomey, not Arlen Specter, and that’s whom I supported (and I was deeply disappointed that George W. Bush and Rick Santorum were less optimistic than me and recorded calls urging conservatives to hold their noses and vote for Specter over Toomey, for which they were rewarded in 2009 when Specter switched to the Democrats to provide Obama with a filibuster-proof Democrat Senate majority).

      And after Toomey finally was elected to the Senate in 2010, he has been, if anything, even more conservative than he was in the House, not only on the economic issues that have long been his main interest, but also on social issues.

      Yes, Toomey proposed background checks for some currently exempted gun purchases back in 2013, but it was a good-faith attempt at staving off the more radical gun-control agenda that the Democrats were pushing and that suddenly was polling strongly in the aftermath of some school shootings; in hindsight, it was a terrible miscalculation by Toomey, given that we now know that public support for more gun control was ephemeral, but please remember that the Democrats rejected the Toomey-Manchin proposal, for which they surely have been kicking themselves. Toomey made a mistake, thus proving that he is not as perfectly prescient as many Hedgehoggers seem to believe that they are. I disagreed with Toomey’s proposal, and was relieved when it didn’t pass (and even more relieved when no other gun-control measures were adopted and the GOP took the Senate in 2014), but it wasn’t anywhere close to enough to make me stop supporting Toomey for reelection in 2016.

      I join most Hedgehoggers in my disappointment at Toomey for his votes not to dismiss the second impeachment trial of President Trump and later to convict Trump of politicized charges. But that doesn’t make Toomey a RINO, a term that should not be applied to someone who has been a 99% conservative during his 10+ years in Congress; it means that Toomey thinks that a president who is impeached by the House while still in office can be tried by the Senate after he’s no longer in office and that Trump’s actions in the runup to, during and after the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol rise to the level of an impeachable offense. I disagree with Toomey on both counts, but it doesn’t mean that (jason will love this one) Toomey is no better than a PA Democrat, or even than Toomey is a worse conservative than most PA Republicans who would be viable in a U.S. Senate election.

      Pat Toomey’s lifetime American Conservative Union (ACU) Rating for votes cast in the U.S. Senate through 2019 (the last year available online) is a 93 (well, 92.83). That’s out of a possible 100. For purposes of comparison, Democrat Senator Bob Casey, Jr., who is considered the least liberal PA U.S. Senate candidate that the Democrats have nominated in the past 20 years, has a lifetime ACU Rating of 6 (also through 2019).

      But, sure, comparing Toomey to a Democrat is a low bar, even if his critics claim that he’s no better than a Democrat. So how does Toomey’s Senate voting record compare to that of other Republican U.S. Senators from Pennsylvania since 1971 (when the ACU starting measuring votes)? Well, pretty darn good.

      * Richard Schweiker had a lifetime ACU Rating of 41 (although it would have been lower had the ACU started measuring votes prior to 1971)

      * John Heinz’s lifetime ACU score was a 39 prior to 1990, and since he scored a 48 that year (and he only took one rated vote in 1987 prior to his untimely death) I would estimate that his lifetime ACU score was a 40

      * Arlen Specter’s lifetime rating was a 42 (see, I wasn’t that far off when I called him a 40% conservative); it was a 44.47 through 2008, his last full year as a (nominal) Republican

      * Rick Santorum’s lifetime ACU Rating in the Senate was an 88

      So Pat Toomey has delivered for PA conservatives more than any U.S. Senator since at least the 1950s (and probably much earlier), with only Rick Santorum coming close). He’s not just better than the Democrat alternative; he’s better than anyone else that PA voters have sent to the Senate during the past 75+ years.

    109. Meldrim says:

      Sorry, Bitter, I have no knowledge of Quechua. I know some Welsh, though, which might help you while campaigning in parts of your home county.

    110. Bitterlaw says:

      Meldrim – Jason and Phil have determined that Toomey’s vote on the second impeachment is a litmus test of conservatism. I completely disagree. Toomey was wrong but he is still a conservative.

      As I have said before, I supported Specter over Toomey in 2004 because he was endorsed by GWB and Santorum. I was also impressed with Specter’s role in getting Thomas confirmed to SCOTUS. Specter also defeated Lynn Yeakel (who made Hillary Clinton look like a moderate) in 1992. I liked Toomey but his “women who are raped can’t get pregnant” belief seemed like it could cost him the election.

    111. Bitterlaw says:

      It is interesting that although my area has Welsh names like Bala Cynwyd and Bryn Mawr, I don’t know any people here who claim Welsh ancestry.

    112. Meldrim says:

      Bitter, I was thinking of places like Bala Cynwid, Lower Gwynedd and Tredyffrin that surround Delco, but I see that your adopted home town was named after a Welsh county as well (by its original settlers, Welsh Quakers who hailed from Radnorshire): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radnorshire

    113. Bitterlaw says:

      The Welsh certainly like the letter “y.”

    114. Bitterlaw says:

      I’m out for the night. Jason will be here around 6:00 am to flip out on Meldrim.

    115. Meldrim says:

      Yes, Bryn Mawr as well; it means “great hill.” As is the case in most Romance languages, the general rule in Celtic languages is that the adjective follows the noun, with a few exceptions (such as when the adjective is a number). This is the opposite of how it generally works for Germanic languages, and it is because the Celtic languages and the Italic languages (i.e., Latin, the Romance languages, and some dead contemporaries of Latin) didn’t split off from their common ancestor until much later than Proto Germanic split up from their common ancestor. That and other traits common to descendants of the Italo-Celtic family means that being fluent in a Romance language is actually helpful when learning a language such as Welsh.

    116. Meldrim says:

      The Welsh “y” is strictly a vowel, and usually is pronounced “eh,” but it is pronounced “ee” when it appears at the end of words. And the Welsh word for “the” is “y” (although if it is followed by a word starting with a vowel it usually is spelled and pronounced “yr,” and if the preceding word ends in a vowel they’ll do away with the “y” altogether and just append an apostrophe-r to form a contraction, such in “Dw i’n hoffi’r afel” (“I like the apple”).

      Welsh orthography and phonics are fascinating: The “c” is always pronounced like a “k” (as was the case in Latin), the “u” is usually pronounced “ee,” and the “w” is usually a vowel that is pronounced just like the two pronunciations of the English “oo” (i.e., sometimes as in “fool” and sometimes as in “foot,” and I am nowhere close to knowing when to pronounce the “w” one way or the other.

    117. Meldrim says:

      As for jason, I’m sure that he’ll disagree with my assessment of Toomey’s Senate voting record (and only grudgingly will accept that he’s been by far the most pro-free-trade U.S. Senator in the history of Pennsylvania), but unless he’s installed a Quechua keyboard on his computer he won’t be able to cuss me out in the manner that he would prefer.

    118. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The far left is attacking Bill Gates’s resume as a climate crusader:

      “According to a 2019 academic study looking at extreme carbon emissions from the jet-setting elite, Bill Gates’s extensive travel by private jet likely makes him one of the world’s top carbon contributors—a veritable super emitter. In the list of 10 celebrities investigated—including Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton, and Oprah Winfrey—Gates was the source of the most emissions.

      “Affluent individuals can emit several ten thousand times the amount of greenhouse gases attributed to the global poor,“ the paper noted. “This raises the question as to whether celebrity climate advocacy is even desirable. As some authors suggest, celebrity climate advocates contribute to controversy, undermining efforts to politically confront climate change.””

      The article forgot to mention that climate crusader Gates just bought a beachfront home in Del Mar, California for $43 million. It is less than 9 feet above the water line/and the California Coastal Commission is pushing to get Del Mar to adopt a long range “managed retreat policy” which would require homeowners like Gates to eventually give up their property and move inland to higher ground because of sea level rise.

      There is a point where all this gets comical.

    119. Gordon Allen says:

      Desantis has sent out an email to me with a header” The Free State of Florida”. I think he has a nice feel for the moment,which many politicians don’t ( see Nikki Haley).

    120. jason says:

      Toomey represented the Lehigh Valley in the House. Plenty of “Deplorables” in that district. The allegation that Toomey hates them is not supported by the evidence.”

      Zzzzzzz…..isn’t Biden from “blue collar Scranton”?

    121. jason says:

      I think Meldrin must have missed my post where I said:

      “I voted for Toomey. I campaigned for him. I donated to him. I was elated when he beat a moron like McGinty.

      What do I get in return? An agenda to criminalize me for being a gun owner. A senator that rushes to disenfranchise my vote and the vote of millions of others by declaring there is no vote fraud when obviously there was fraud in PA. A senator that joins the Dems in a ridiculous charade of an impeachment just so he can ingratiate himself with the MSM and so he can appear as hero on CNN.

      Bitter wants to give him a medal for voting for Trump’s appointments and for lower taxes? BFD, that is what you would expect a “conservative” to vote for.

      What wasn’t expected was that he would backstab his most loyal constituents.”

      Meldrim, like Bitter, wants to give Toomey a medal because he voted like a conservative? Sorry, that was his obligation to the people who elected him.

      and

      “I disagreed with Toomey’s proposal, and was relieved when it didn’t pass (and even more relieved when no other gun-control measures were adopted and the GOP took the Senate in 2014), but it wasn’t anywhere close to enough to make me stop supporting Toomey for reelection in 2016.”

      Obviously I did too.

      But Meldrim has done nothing to counter my point that Toomey is a turncoat, his impeachment vote shows he sold out his most loyal voters, he is a media whore willing to sell out any principle so he can preach to the great unwashed on TV.

      Nada, zilch, zero.

      Finally, the rest of Meldrim’s Bs.

      “But that doesn’t make Toomey a RINO”

      If Meldrim can find ONE post where I ever called Toomey a RINO, I will state his long winded post was not full of crap.

      If he can’t find one, he can GFH.

    122. jason says:

      “but it was a good-faith attempt at staving off the more radical gun-control agenda that the Democrats were pushing and that suddenly was polling strongly in the aftermath of some school shootings; in hindsight, it was a terrible miscalculation by Toomey”

      Let me address this BS too.

      I agree with terrible miscalculation, he was just trying to ingratiate himself with what he thought was the prevailing mood of the day.

      But “good faith”, no.

      Basically, his bill was directed at legitimate, law abiding gun owners, because he knows, as everyone knows, that terrorists, criminals and kooks don’t do “background checks”.

      As with all other gun control bills, it was directed at the people whose rights Toomey should have been most interested in protecting, and instead he just gave them a big FU to side with the radical 2nd Amendment haters.

    123. jason says:

      Note that Meldrim conveniently forgot how like 2 days after the election, Toomey rushed out there front and center to announce “there is no evidence of fraud” in the PA election.

      Yes, what a great friend of the “deplorables’.

    124. Bitterlaw says:

      Biden left Scranton when he was 9. Toomey represented the Lehigh Valley in his late 40s to Mid 50’s. False equivalence, Jason.

      I could be wrong but I recall that Jason said there was no need for increased background checks because there were already background checks in place. He did not oppose those background checks as being an assault on liberty.

    125. Phil says:

      Yeah, no evidence of fraud in Pa whatsoever, eh Senator.

      Toomey can kiss my ass.

      Useful idiot. Period.

    126. jason says:

      Biden left Scranton when he was 9. Toomey represented the Lehigh Valley in his late 40s to Mid 50’s. False equivalence, Jason.”

      Intellectual dishonesty, Bitter.

      Biden spent the whole campaign, and basically his whole political career, saying he was from blue collar Scranton. So it doesn’t really matter when he left, does it?

      GFY.

    127. jason says:

      Meldrim is a nice guy, so when he says something really stupid I will be magnanimous and let him take it back.

      “it means that Toomey thinks that a president who is impeached by the House while still in office can be tried by the Senate after he’s no longer in office”

      Really, Meldrim?

      So there are basically five Trump hating senators, Collins, Toomey, Sasse, Romney and Murkowski.

      Coincidentally, not because they are Trump haters, but because they think “a President that is impeached in office can still be tried by the Senate”? they said the impeachment was constitutional, while all other Rs said it wasn’t?

      Nothing to do with their personal animus, but their interpretation of the law?

      I know you don’t really believe that, maybe you just got carried away.

      Feel free to take that back.

    128. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Perdue(R) is out in the 2022 GA Senate race per RRH.Loffler still considering, unfortunately.

      GA-SEN: Perdue out. https://twitter.com/grace_panetta/status/1364224981626806286

    129. Bitterlaw says:

      When Lent ends, I am going to unleash a torrent of the invective from which I am abstaining on Jason.

    130. Meldrim says:

      jason wrote:

      “I voted for Toomey. I campaigned for him. I donated to him. I was elated when he beat a moron like McGinty.

      What do I get in return? An agenda to criminalize me for being a gun owner. ”

      Please note that the ill-fated (and, I repeat, ill-advised) Toomey background-checks proposal was from 2013, three years before Toomey’s 2016 reelection in which you (wisely) supported him in the general against McGinty. Has Toomey supported “gun control” since he was reelected? If not, then you didn’t get “an agenda to criminalize you” in return for your 2016 vote. And you certainly did get a tax cut and a marked improvement in the federal judiciary, neither of which would have been possible had McGinty won. I would think that would be sufficient to convince you to stay engaged in politics and vote, particularly with PA Supreme Court seats veing up soon, but I believe in personal responsibility and free will, so you are free to dig your own grave (and, alas, all of our graves, while you’re at it, given how the PA Supreme Court stole several congressional seats from Republicans and then violated PA law in the 2020 presidential election and count).

      As for your point that Toomey holds animus against Trump and that it played a factor in his decision to vote to convict him, I never said that it didn’t–we can never rule out bias playing a role in any human decision. But Toomey presumably held animus against Trump when he voted to acquit him in his 2020 impeachment trial, so it’s facile to just claim that Toomey had it in for Trump and that’s why he voted guilty in 2021. Toomey must have seen the accusation in the 2020 trial as either not rising to the level of a HCM or else thought that Trump didn’t do that of which he was accused of doing, but then saw the 2021 accusation as being a HCM of which Trump was guilty. I disagree with Toomey on both counts respecting the 2021 trial (as well as on whether the Senate had jurisdiction in the first place), but given Toomey’s 2020 vote to acquit Trump I don’t think that it is fair to say that Toomey voted to convict in 2021 merely because he dislikes (or even hates) Trump.

      And if Toomey is indeed as evil as you believe, I recommend that you should stick around and nominate a better senator, one who can win in November 2022 and disappoint you less often while in office. Letting Leftists pick your senator for you is not a smart policy. But, again, it’s your decision alone to make.

    131. Gordon Allen says:

      Toomey is yesterday’s news,and is politically finished. Why spend time and energy on him? He’s gone,good riddance,and…next?

    132. Phil says:

      In the end none of that matters, Meldrim.
      The bottom line is that this is now a left center country racing toward becoming a nation wide California politically.

      The left now controls almost all institutions. The flow of information – MSM, social media platforms – the works. The left frames all issues through their puppets in the media – and it’s wall to wall, 24-7.

    133. WizardofCozz says:

      Unfortunately Phil’s depressing view of the US is both saddening and true!!

    134. jason says:

      I don’t think that it is fair to say that Toomey voted to convict in 2021 merely because he dislikes (or even hates) Trump.”

      Ohhh, puhhhheeeze… do you believe in the tooth fairy too?

      You really think that it was a coincidence that the 5 Trump haters all thought the trial was constitutional while 44 R other senators did not? And all 5 voted to convict?

      Geezus, would you be interested in some almost dry swamp land in Florida, really a good deal?

    135. Phl says:

      The messenger will be trashed, Wizard.

      Just watch. It’s what always happens when the supporting facts can’t be refuted.

    136. jason says:

      And if Toomey is indeed as evil as you believe, I recommend that you should stick around and nominate a better senator, one who can win in November 2022 and disappoint you less often while in office. Letting Leftists pick your senator for you is not a smart policy. But, again, it’s your decision alone to make.”

      I will make you the same offer I made when you said I called Toomey a RINO. If you find one post where I called him evil I will admit you are not full of crap. Otherwise GFY.

      Regarding the 2022, been there, done that. I supported Toomey’s re-election as best I could. In return, he basically said “I don’t care if your vote counts or not, I can get on CNN if I rush out to disenfranchise you”.

      But no worries, enough people like you and Bitter will jump up and defend him, so there is no negative to backstabbing your voters.

      I think the best way not to be disappointed, frankly, is not to vote. The R party does not deserve my vote. And it won’t get it.

      Bitter likes to say I post a thousand posts on not voting because I am “look at me”.

      I assure you when Bitter and others stop whining about conservatives and R not voting I will stop posting about it.

      What Meldrim and Bitter don’t realize is that it is precisely the mindset that compels them to jump up and defend the indefensible that is one of the driving forces turning off people from voting.

    137. jason says:

      When Lent ends, I am going to unleash a torrent of the invective from which I am abstaining on Jason.’

      All in the name of unity and finding common ground, I am sure.

    138. jason says:

      I could be wrong but I recall that Jason said there was no need for increased background checks because there were already background checks in place. He did not oppose those background checks as being an assault on liberty.’

      Maybe Bitter can find a post where I said I oppose background checks. Or GFH.

      Let’s get one thing clear first however. Background checks don’t keep criminals, terrorists and kooks from getting guns if they want to get one.

      And I don’t support every type of background check or every purpose for them.

      If the background check keeps someone with a prior record of violence with a weapon or any crime committed with a weapon from buying one that is fine with me. If the person has a record of a type of mental illness that deems them a danger to society I support not letting them buy firearms.

      I don’t support not allowing any type of felon from buying a gun. If you were convicted of embezzling from your employer, you can’t have a weapon at home to defend yourself forever?

      Specifically regarding Toomey’s bill, my problem with it was that it was a knee jerk reaction to a mass shooting, somewhat akin to Nikki Haley’s shameless pandering to BLM. Toomey, instead of rushing to defend 2nd amendment rights under attack by leftist gun grabbers, did the opposite and rushed to align himself with the Democrats, with an ill-advised bill that did nothing to prevent mass shootings, but basically put the burden (and blame) on law abiding gun owners.

      Perhaps the same knee jerk reactions that led him to rush out to declare “no fraud”, and “Trump is responsible for the Capitol riots”, because he is too weak to resist sucking up to the MSM?

    139. jason says:

      Thomas thought it was inexplicable 6 members of SCoTUs did not take on the PA election case.

      To me it is inexplicable that ACB, Kavanaugh and Roberts did not want to hear this case.

    140. Phil says:

      Come on, Jason…and risk not be invited to the next Georgetown dinner party?

      As far as ACB, she proved worthless so far. I’m hopeful on her stand on Second Amendment cases, but beyond that I wouldn’t bet the house on her holding the line on anything. We’ll see.

    141. NYCmike says:

      Bitterlaw, jason,

      I wonder if Bitterlaw gets the nod to be the candidate, can’t he seek clarification of the laws and how the election will be conducted, so that he can attempt to set up the proper campaign strategy??

      Wouldn’t being a candidate give someone standing (is that the correct use of the term?) to bring a case?

    142. NYCmike says:

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/20/national-security-experts-gop-behaving-like-a-terror-group-to-be-viewed-as-enemy-combatants/

      “US Navy veteran Pam Keith, who ran as the Democrat nominee for election to the U.S. House to represent Florida’s 18th Congressional District, is quoted as saying that Democrats cannot work with Republicans.

      “The only way a country like ours survives is through mutual agreement to set a standard. That’s what the Constitution is. That’s what the rule of law is,” she said. “If you don’t have that, then there’s no incentive to peacefully allow the other sides to exercise power.”

      Earlier this month, Keith compared Trump to Osama bin Laden, and in 2019, she openly called for women to stop having sex with conservative men.”

      -Do the McCain Rules apply for this military veteran, or is she allowed to be criticized??

    143. jason says:

      What are the McCain Rules, first I have heard of them.

      If you are comparing this “military veteran” to John McCain, was she shot down, tortured and maimed and survived years of abuse in a hell hole of a prison camp in North Vietnam.

      Was she elected 7 times to the senate by her constituents and had a lifetime of public service, including decades as champion of the military and conservative causes like John McCain?

      Just checking to make sure we are comparing apples with apples here.

    144. Bitterlaw says:

      I did not say Jason opposes background checks. I said he freaked out on Toomey as a gun grabber for his proposed background checks.

      Phil thinks ACB, a mother with 7 children, has time to go to cocktail parties. More importantly, Phil has a strange fascination with cocktail parties and their mythical power over people.

      NYC – Election law is not my specialty. I do not believe a court can give future guidance on the law. It must have a case before it of an alleged violation. It will not render an advisory opinion.

    145. NYCmike says:

      “Was she elected 7 times to the senate by her constituents and had a lifetime of public service, including decades as champion of the military and conservative causes like John McCain?

      Just checking to make sure we are comparing apples with apples here.”

      -“champion of the military”…….I would love to see a poll of lower-ranked military personnel to see who they think more highly of, McCain or Trump.

      I wonder who would win…….

    146. NYCmike says:

      “It must have a case before it of an alleged violation. It will not render an advisory opinion.”

      -Sounds like the Republican Party has to get some sacrificial lambs on both primary ballots to force the issue in the next election available.

    147. Bitterlaw says:

      Trump was a draft dodger. McCain was a war hero and POW. I think the military members would think more highly of McCain.

    148. jason says:

      McCain went to bat for decades in the Senate for for the military.

      Trump was a friend of the military for 4 years as President. He signed the John S. McCain National Defense Bill (yes that was what it was called) that included most of McCain’s proposals for the military. But he didn’t just do it during Trump’s presidency, McCain fought for funds for the military and the troops throughout his career.

      But to compare their contribution to the military, no.

      You are an idiot.

      “Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has joined President Donald Trump in calling for $50 billion a year, or about 10 percent, increase above projected levels of defense spending in the defense budget. Like the new president, McCain claims that President Barack Obama has not proposed defense budgets sufficient to meet current threats.

      Under McCain’s plan, the Army would add 8,000 troops a year, bringing its size to 500,000, while the Marine Corp would add 3,000 individuals to its ranks, bringing the size of the Marines to 200,000. McCain’s plan would also build 59 ships over the next five years (as opposed to the 40 the Navy currently plans); 73 additional F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for the Air Force and 20 extra for the Marines; and an additional 58 F/A-18 Super Hornets and 16 E/A-16G Growlers for the Navy.”

    149. jason says:

      I said he freaked out on Toomey as a gun grabber for his proposed background checks.”

      Dang, Bitter is trying to outdo Meldrim today on how many lies he can say about me.

      And he is winning.

      Meldrim looking for a post where I called Toomey a RINO.

      Bitter looking for a post where I opposed background checks, now looking for a post where i called Toomey a “gun grabber”.

      Poor bastards will be busy.

    150. jason says:

      An honest person will find that what I said about Toomey is that his bill did nothing to curb mass shootings, but instead, as most gun control bills do, demonized, blamed, and burdened legitimate and law abiding gun owners.

      An honest person will not find any post where I called Toomey a “gun grabber”.

    151. NYCmike says:

      A Senator who wants to spend more money……WOW, what a patriot!

      The simple fact is that McCain pushed to put troops in more places, without a clear idea of what their aim was and without full and complete discretion of how to achieve that aim.

      Trump, in his short tenure, tried to give clear directions and also backed up soldiers accused of killing terrorists, and was very reluctant to keep putting troops around the globe.

      Just about every single elected representative could say they voted for increased funds for the military. That is not the right question to ask.

    152. NYCmike says:

      Did McCain ever get NATO countries to spend more money on defense spending? NO. Trump did.

    153. NYCmike says:

      And Cindy McCain, by supporting Democrats, reflects negatively on Senator McCain’s legacy.

    154. NYCmike says:

      Tiger in another car crash…..hope he survives and gets his mind right. He has children to care for.

    155. Phil says:

      For the record, bitter, I said dinner parties, not cocktail parties. Feel free to change it to “strange fascination” with Georgetown Dinner parties if you like. Whatever.

    156. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason repeatedly accuses me of not liking deplorables, not knowing any, and wanting the smallest possible GOP by ignoring deplorables (all lies) is now accusing me of lying about him? I love it here.

      Jason is ok with background checks. Just not Toomey’s proposed background checks. Got it.

    157. jason says:

      Looks like he hurt his leg badly, hopefully will not end his career.

      He was still slated for some major damage on the senior circuit.

    158. jason says:

      Jason is ok with background checks. Just not Toomey’s proposed background checks. Got it.”

      Exactly.

      I guess you missed the part where I said:

      “Let’s get one thing clear first however. Background checks don’t keep criminals, terrorists and kooks from getting guns if they want to get one.

      And I don’t support every type of background check or every purpose for them.”

      I certainly don’t support “knee jerk” reactions to mass shootings and rushing to join Democrats basee on MSM spin.

      Did I forget to tell you to GFY?

    159. Bitterlaw says:

      If elected, I will not go to any cocktail or dinner parties. However, if I am unable to coach at home, I will look for opportunities to coach in DC with inner city youth.

    160. jason says:

      is now accusing me of lying about him?”

      I guess Bitter could not find any posts where I called Toomey a gun grabber or opposed background checks.

      Meldrim hasn’t been back yet, poor bastard is still looking for the post where I called Toomey a RINO.

      And of course, I never literally meant that Bitter had never met a deplorable, like he said, he does get his Jeep fixed somewhere.

    161. Bitterlaw says:

      You know my position as stated after every mass shooting. Nothing will ever stop it because nobody really wants to stop it. Everybody pulls out their talking points for a few days and then moves on. The carnage continues.

    162. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      The GOP has a golden opportunity in NH next year. I hope Bitterlaw’s college sweetheart, Kelly Ayotte, runs.

      NH-Sen/NH-1/NH-2

      https://www.wmur.com/article/poll-finds-more-nh-voters-want-sen-maggie-hassan-replaced-than-reelected/35473804#

      Hassan: 39 re-elect/47 replace (-8)…. 49/40 approval (+9)

      Sununu: 72/27 approval (+45)

      Biden: 53/45 approval (+8)

      Pappas 43/39 approval (+4)

      Kuster 46/40 approval (+6)

      Social Media: 45 pro-free speech/47 pro-censorship (+2 censorship)

    163. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason never called Toomey a RINO. He just wants him to be resign so he can be replaced by a Democrat.

      Jason also never wanted Hillary to win. He just avoided doing what was needed to be done by voting.

      Jason also never wanted Trump to be President but….you know that one.

      Jason is the Deplorable Whisperer but engages in international trade/business. The llama is just his cover.

    164. Bitterlaw says:

      Law school. Sheeple. Never dated her but did play softball with her. She could hit. She could also drink and run the bases.

    165. jason says:

      Jason never called Toomey a RINO.
      Jason never wanted Hillary to win.
      Jason never wanted Trump to be President.
      Jason is not a deplorable, but thinks they are essential to the Republican Party’s future viability.
      All that is true.
      GFY.

    166. jason says:

      Nothing will ever stop it because nobody really wants to stop it.”

      Of course that is a lie.

      What isn’t a lie is that kooks, terrorists and criminals don’t give a f–k about gun control.

    167. jason says:

      Sununu seems to have kept the GOP alive in NH, or maybe the MA liberals have stopped moving into the state.

    168. jason says:

      The Democrats think that restricting my 2nd Amendment rights and taking my guns away is going to stop mass shootings.

      Actually, I don’t think they believe that, but they think they can sell the idea to people like Bitter so they can end 2nd Amendment rights to everyone.

    169. jason says:

      Sinema presiding the Senate with a shirt that says

      “Dangerous Creature”

      Romney mesmerized.

    170. Bitterlaw says:

      Why would they think they could sell gun laws to people like me when I have said repeatedly that I am opposed to any new gun laws, nothing will stop the carnage, and people should be able to buy as many guns as they want?

    171. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason never wanted Hillary to win? Strange strategy to not vote to stop her.

      Jason never wanted Trump to be President….until he did want Trump to be President. Jason and the word “never” just don’t work well together.

    172. Bitterlaw says:

      I e-mailed 40 agents. Nothing yet. This publishing thing is not going as planned.

    173. Meldrim says:

      Sorry I stepped away, jason, I’ve been working.

      I didn’t say that you called Toomey a RINO; I said that some Hedgehoggers did. I never took you for Warren Beatty from a Carly Simon song.

      And I didn’t say that you called Toomey evil, but that you seem to believe that he is evil. That’s how I interpret your comments about him. You don’t agree with my assessment of what you write about Toomey? Well, Good For You!

      Da iawn, mae eisiau fi mynd gweithio nawr.

    174. Meldrim says:

      #174, Bitter, you should have spoken with lisab before starting to write a book; she would have explained how you are not qualified to write a book (or do anything other than be a lawyer).

      Keep sending those letters. All you need is one publisher to bite.

    175. jason says:

      ason never wanted Trump to be President….until he did want Trump to be President.”

      This is true.

      I didn’t want Trump to be President in 2016.

      I voted for him in 2020.

      I am not voting for anyone in 2022 or 2024.

      If you think somehow that is a “gotcha” scenario, fine with me.

    176. Bitterlaw says:

      I’ve been working.

      Damn. Everybody is sticking it to me today,

    177. Bitterlaw says:

      I am not voting for anyone in 2022 or 2024.

      Oddly, that is more definite that when Jason uses the word “never.”

    178. NYCmike says:

      “Social Media: 45 pro-free speech/47 pro-censorship (+2 censorship)”

      -This is frightening.

    179. jason says:

      And I didn’t say that you called Toomey evil, but that you seem to believe that he is evil.”

      LOL

      That is like saying jason is not a Nazi, he just thinks Nazis are great people.

      What a crock of crap.

      I am sure Toomey is not evil. I have met him several times. Seemed like a real nice guy and was gracious to talk to me.

      He is just another media whore who prefers to be on CNN than honor the trust his constituents put in him.

      There are words for that, but evil is not one of them.

    180. MikeKS says:

      None of these people are going to be the nominee.

    181. jason says:

      Everybody is sticking it to me today,”

      I feel special now.

      Bitter has taken time off his busy day to lie about me several times.

      The bond between A-holes is very strong.

    182. Wes says:

      ple,Jr. says:
      February 23, 2021 at 5:16 pm
      The GOP has a golden opportunity in NH next year. I hope Bitterlaw’s college sweetheart, Kelly Ayotte, runs.

      NH-Sen/NH-1/NH-2

      https://www.wmur.com/article/poll-finds-more-nh-voters-want-sen-maggie-hassan-replaced-than-reelected/35473804#

      Hassan: 39 re-elect/47 replace (-8)…. 49/40 approval (+9)

      Sununu: 72/27 approval (+45)

      Biden: 53/45 approval (+8)

      Pappas 43/39 approval (+4)

      Kuster 46/40 approval (+6)

      Social Media: 45 pro-free speech/47 pro-censorship (+2 censorship)

      Well, Sheep, Mikey and Aaron Day will conspire to ensure NH reflects the moonbat even if Sununu runs.

    183. Wes says:

      Reelects*

    184. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason, you lie about me all the time. It’s ok. A-holes fight dirty.

    185. jason says:

      Not me. I never lie about you.

      But maybe in 4 years….

    186. Wobbles says:

      Well, Sheep, Mikey and Aaron Day will conspire to ensure NH reflects the moonbat even if Sununu runs.”

      They are morons.

      I will support anybody not actually on the ballot.

    187. Bitterlaw says:

      So after sending e-mails to 40 agents, I find out that some of them have very specific rules for submitting a book. Time to resubmit. My novel may not be the summer beach reading hit I planned.

    188. jason says:

      Many agents have wasted no time reading Bitter’s manuscript.

    189. Bitterlaw says:

      Did lisab steal jason’s handle?

    190. jason says:

      You read that wrong.

      It means they immediately read it.

    191. lisab says:

      Bitter, you should have spoken with lisab before starting to write a book; she would have explained how you are not qualified to write a book
      —————-

      i actually support him being an author

    192. lisab says:

      jason repeatedly accuses me of not liking deplorables, not knowing any,
      ——————–

      not true, i am sure many illegal aliens work for less than minimum wage in radnor

      there are lawns to be mowed

      snow to be shoveled

      heck … the driving range radnor runs has to be kept up, and they aren’t going to pay american citizens

    193. lisab says:

      “Social Media: 45 pro-free speech/47 pro-censorship (+2 censorship)”

      -This is frightening.
      ——————-

      yep

    194. lisab says:

      If elected, I will not go to any cocktail or dinner parties. However, if I am unable to coach at home, I will look for opportunities to coach in DC with inner city youth.
      ————————–

      the virtue signaling is strong with this one

    195. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Its nice that one of Louisiana’s Senators is on the ball:

      @DailyCaller

      Sen. John Kennedy asks Judge Garland if he believes biological men should compete in female sports:

      GARLAND: “This is a very difficult societal question.”

      KENNEDY: “I know but you’re going to be Attorney General.”

    196. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Yesterday I pointed out that Bill Gates recently bought a $42 million dollar oceanfront home in Del Mar, California. Despite this, several days ago Gates preached about the dangers or rising sea levels:

      “There will be places near the ocean [that] the sea-level rise will completely wipe out,” Gates told me. “You know, like Miami won’t look anything like it does today. Those beaches will be all gone.”

      Since I live near the ocean in California, and Bitter may soon move to the Coronado, which is surrounded by water — it is very important Bill Gates inform of us of the science of why the Atlantic Ocean will rise in Florida, while the Pacific Ocean will not do so in Southern California.

    197. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      197. ‘If elected, I will not go to any cocktail or dinner parties.’

      Actually Bitter, you seem the type who would benefit from going to those type of parties. From what I have seen, the politicians who get out and socialize seem to be the most likeable, and if they have any backbone it will not influence their vote.

      Jesse Unruh, a powerful Democratic leader in California, once said: “If you can’t eat their food, drink their booze, s—w their women and then vote against them you’ve got no business being up here.”

    198. Bitterlaw says:

      Wanting to coach is virtue signaling? I love this place.

    199. jason says:

      jason repeatedly accuses me of not liking deplorables, not knowing any,
      ——————–

      not true, i am sure many illegal aliens work for less than minimum wage in radnor”

      I am sure Bitter “knows” a lot of legal deplorables too, let’s be fair.

      He has a mailman. His trash gets collected. He gets his hair cut. He gets his oil changed. He has had a plumber over. Someone takes his order at WaWa.

      And I am sure Bitter “likes” them.

    200. jason says:

      i actually support him being an author”

      Don’t take it personally, Bitter was in a bad mood yesterday, having been rejected by 40 agents.

      He wrote a bunch of lies about me, but I took it in stride since he said that after Lent he intends to tell even bigger lies, so why be offended with current lies when even bigger ones are on their way?

    201. jason says:

      NRSC Rick Scott say Republican civil war is cancelled?

      I like Rick Scott, but he is smoking some good sh-t if he thinks the civil war in the GOP is over.

    202. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      NBC is fast becoming the network of anti-Semitic tropes. If you thought the blood libel “joke” on SNL was detestable, catch this scene last night in one of its prime time shows, which depicts Orthodox Jews as hateful and sub human.

      The sad part is that I would bet a “dollar to a donut” that the joke and scene were scripted by Jews!

      So where are the ADL, AJC, SPLC etc to condemn NBC? They are too busy getting “Woke” and finding Neo-Nazis under every rock.

      Things are very troubling these days.

      Only Bunu would approve.

      https://twitter.com/StopAntisemites/status/1364327394916589568

    203. jason says:

      Sinema seems to be genuinely committed to preserving the filibuster.

      I would trust her to keep her word more than I would Manchin.

      Dems are triggered.

      https://twitter.com/SarahDohl/status/1364253928716656644/photo/1

    204. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason’s biggest lie is that I do not want Deplorables in the Republican Party even though I have said that I do.

      Can we agree on a term that was not invented by Hillary to disparage people.

      The other lie us that I somehow think I am better than Deplorables. I am not better than anybody. They have jobs. I don’t. Of course, Jason is hardly a Deplorable but he somehow speaks for them.

      Finally, I was not rejected by 40 agents. Yet. I was just not accepted by any of them.

    205. jason says:

      I kind of feel guilty I gave Bitter and Meldrim so much homework yesterday.

      I hope they were able to get some sleep.

      Bitter is searching for a post where I called Toomey a “gun grabber’ and one where I said I opposed background checks.

      Meldrim is looking for one where I called Toomey a RINO and another one where I called him “evil”. At least that is what he said he was going to do in Welsh, that he had a lot of work to do.

    206. Bitterlaw says:

      I did not say that you opposed ALL background checks. I specifically said that you are ok with current background checks BUT opposed Toomey’s proposed background checks. Which raises an interesting question. If Toomey’s proposal insults and scapegoats legal gun owners, why don’t existing checks do the same in your mind?

    207. jason says:

      Jason’s biggest lie is that I do not want Deplorables in the Republican Party even though I have said that I do”

      Except I didn’t say that.

      What I said was that there was no common ground between the deplorables and the Never Trumpers, and that the GOP has to make a choice.

      I also said that while you say you want the deplorables in the party, you continuously feel compelled to defend those that don’t.

      I also said you were enamored with a “take back the suburbs” strategy which I don’t agree with because for the many reasons I have already given, primarily because it conflicts with the strategy I think the GOP should follow. And no, I never said “ignore the suburbs” so let’s cut that off at the pass.

      “The other lie us that I somehow think I am better than Deplorables”

      Zzzzz… it is funny that you take my criticism of those in the GOP that DO think that personally.

      Now why would that be?

    208. jason says:

      I specifically said that you are ok with current background checks”

      Where did I say I was “ok with current background checks”

      Here is what I really said:

      “Let’s get one thing clear first however. Background checks don’t keep criminals, terrorists and kooks from getting guns if they want to get one.

      And I don’t support every type of background check or every purpose for them.

      If the background check keeps someone with a prior record of violence with a weapon or any crime committed with a weapon from buying one that is fine with me. If the person has a record of a type of mental illness that deems them a danger to society I support not letting them buy firearms.

      I don’t support not allowing any type of felon from buying a gun. If you were convicted of embezzling from your employer, you can’t have a weapon at home to defend yourself forever?

      Specifically regarding Toomey’s bill, my problem with it was that it was a knee jerk reaction to a mass shooting, somewhat akin to Nikki Haley’s shameless pandering to BLM. Toomey, instead of rushing to defend 2nd amendment rights under attack by leftist gun grabbers, did the opposite and rushed to align himself with the Democrats, with an ill-advised bill that did nothing to prevent mass shootings, but basically put the burden (and blame) on law abiding gun owners.

      Perhaps the same knee jerk reactions that led him to rush out to declare “no fraud”, and “Trump is responsible for the Capitol riots”, because he is too weak to resist sucking up to the MSM?”

    209. jason says:

      If Toomey’s proposal insults and scapegoats legal gun owners, why don’t existing checks do the same in your mind?”

      They do scapegoat legal gun owners, because kooks, terrorists and criminals don’t care about background checks.

      However, I do think it is reasonable to deny people with a prior history of gun violence or crimes committed using guns and those that have been clinically diagnosed as being a danger to society from purchasing weapons.

      But of course, that is not why Democrats (and Toomey) want more background checks is it?

    210. jason says:

      Conspiracy theorists rejoice…

      The Russians ordered Oswald to kill JFK.

      At least the story admits Oswald killed him.

      https://nypost.com/2021/02/22/soviets-ordered-lee-harvey-oswald-to-kill-jfk-ex-cia-chief/

    211. Bitterlaw says:

      202 implies that I only view Deplorables as servants. I have never said that. I envy people who own their own business, can grow things, or have useful job skills.

      In response to lisab, Radnor does not have any driving ranges. However, it is the top-rated school district in Pennsylvania.

    212. jason says:

      Liz Cheney: GOP needs to ‘make clear that we aren’t the party of white supremacy'”

      Bitter, like a trained seal, to jump up and say “no problem, I am not a white supremacist”.

    213. Bitterlaw says:

      So….Oswald acted alone.

    214. jason says:

      02 implies that I only view Deplorables as servants. I have never said that.”

      Zzzzz… playing the victim again. Who said you regarded them as servants? A barber is a “servant”? Could well be a small business owner.

      I was actually defending you from the implication that all deplorables in Radnor were illegal workers.

    215. jason says:

      So….Oswald acted alone.”

      Exactly.

      But he was told by the Russians to kill JFK and then told by the Russians not to kill JFK but he killed JFK anyway.

      So we know now what we have always known.

      Oswald acted alone and there was no conspiracy.

    216. Bitterlaw says:

      I don’t think Oswald was smart enough to be a super spy.

    217. jason says:

      I don’t think Oswald was smart enough to be a super spy.”

      Another Bitter attack on a deplorable?

      Ma…

    218. jason says:

      Actually, Bitter is correct.’

      What organization would rely on this guy?

      Let’s get real.

    219. jason says:

      So if Kennedy had survived, I assume he would be re-elected in 1964. Bobby would then be President from 1968 to 1976 and then Teddy from 1976 to 1984?

    220. Bitterlaw says:

      Why stop there? Jackie as the first woman elected President. To be succeeded by their son, John……

    221. jason says:

      Not in my nature to be unkind, but reportedly John Jr. was not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

    222. Tom says:

      224. And Biden is? When did that ever stop a Democrat.

    223. Meldrim says:

      #198, SDC, when you wrote “Judge Garland,” I read it as “Judy Garland.” But then I realized that it couldn’t be her, since Judy Garland could tell the difference between a man and a woman.

    224. Meldrim says:

      In NH, I would like for Gov. Sununu to run for the Senate against Hassan in 2022 and for Kelly “Second Best Pair of Breasts at Villanova University Law School”* Ayotte to run for the governorship. And such strength at the top of the ticket could lead to GOP pickups in one or both of the state’s U.S. House seats.

      * That was Bitter’s contention, but I have not seen anything to substantiate his claim.

      Wes, did you get the chance to read the Jewish Insider article on Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson? Is there anything that that has been reported in NC that the article didn’t mention and that put Robinson’s past comments and purported refusal to explain or apologize for them in a better light?

    225. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Former Andrew Cuomo aide & current candidate for Manhattan Borough President Lindsey Boylan (D) tells her story about being sexually harassed & bullied by NY-Gov Andrew Cuomo (D).
      https://twitter.com/RRHElections/status/1364599326366986243?s=20

    226. jason says:

      Funny, the same people whining that “mean tweets” should not disqualify Neera Tanden are the same ones that said Trump’s tweets disqualified him.

    227. NYCmike says:

      #229 – They are called “Democrats”……Robbie to say I am guilty of “whataboutism” in 3……2…..1…….

    228. Wobbles says:

      I will do no such thing.

      The difference is that the Democrats mean tweets are true, while Trump’s were lies.

    229. jason says:

      Here we go..

      MAYOR TRUMP? Trump touted as potential New York City mayor by newspaper as bookmaker offers 100-1 odds on ex-president taking job

    230. NYCmike says:

      Trump would be better than Sliwa, but I don’t think he is electable in NYC…….I would love to be proven wrong! It is a guarantee he is better than any of the Democratic candidates running.

    231. Bitterlaw says:

      Why would Trump want to be Mayor of New York? He could easily have run as a Democrat and won the job years ago. All the heat will ratchet up again – Why won’t he release his tax returns? Why did he incite a riot? – for a much smaller position.

    232. Bitterlaw says:

      One of my friends is now head of a state legal division. There are 2 job openings. I could apply but if I get it, I would have to either decide to not run for Congress or resign to run next year. The book and movie deal better come through soon.

    233. jason says:

      Take the job.

      If you decide to run, take a leave of absence, don’t resign.

    234. Bitterlaw says:

      I will apply so my wife does not kill me. Of course, if my friend does not hire me, that would suck. However, it is a state position and I meet no preferred categories.

    235. Meldrim says:

      Bitter, I agree with jason’s advice in #237, unless you want to put up your own shingle, or think that there’s a good chance to get another job in the legal industry that would not be inconsistent with filing to run for Congress (or working reduced hours while you campaign).

    236. jason says:

      Take Meldrim’s advice to take my advice.

    237. NYCmike says:

      Bitterlaw,

      I think the smart move is to take the job, and then take a leave of absence if you want to pursue the elected position.

    238. Bitterlaw says:

      I will apply. May not get it. I have no money to self-fund a real campaign. Until the damn book and movie deal come through.

    239. Bitterlaw says:

      Of course, 2022 may be limy only chance. 2024 will be bad unless President Harris really sucks. If a Republican wins in 2024, 2026 may be a bad GOP year.

    240. jason says:

      All years are going to be bad for the GOP, even the ones they “win”.

    241. Bitterlaw says:

      All years are going to be bad for the GOP, even the ones they “win.” As Yoda told us:

      https://giphy.com/gifs/star-wars-yoda-108GZES8iG0myc

    242. Cash Cow TM says:

      So how many people did President Biden kill today with COVID?

    243. Bitterlaw says:

      None. They are all Trump’s fault. You know better, Cash Cow.

    244. Phil says:

      Liz Cheney tweet

      ‘We need to quit being the party of white supremacy”

      This is the “Republican” 3rd in line leader in the House?

      Thanks, Liz. I had no idea the Republicans were the party of white supremacy, but if you say so.

      This is who the Republican just endorsed as the leader of their House Conference,

      Pelosi laughing her ass off.

      What a party of morons.

      Can’t understand why conservatives would leave such a party. I’m just baffled. LOL

    245. Meldrim says:

      CCL

    246. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Meanwhile the joys of living in a woke liberal paradise:

      “Surging crime is the reason why Syndio, a Seattle pay equity software startup is planning to leave the area. The company’s CEO told KOMO News: “It’s getting really tough to figure out where to be from a safety perspective.”

      We also talked to Brian Nordwall, the owner of Seattle E-bikes who moved to West Seattle last October. He said he was fed up with the crime.

      “We probably had 50 people living in tents on our block,” Nordwall said. “The customers don’t want to come down (because of) the attempted thefts. It was an average 3 to 5 attempted break-ins a week. One by one, they broke every single window we had.”

      Nordwall said multiple factors convinced him to move his business elsewhere.

      “The crime, the boarded-up windows, the homeless tents, the feces, the threats,” Nordwall wall. “It’s astonishing what has happened to this city in a short time.””

    247. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      249. This is the full quote of what Liz Cheney said:

      “Ms. Cheney said during a virtual foreign policy event hosted by the Reagan Institute. “It’s very important, especially for us as Republicans, to make clear that we aren’t the party of white supremacy.”
      “You saw the symbols of Holocaust denial, for example, at the Capitol that day; you saw the Confederate flag being carried through the rotunda, and I think we as Republicans in particular, have a duty and an obligation to stand against that, to stand against insurrection.”

      I disagree with her vote on impeachment, and attack on Trump, but she also is conservative in her views, as the Twitter quotes indicate. Wyoming is a quirky state; and small enough where voters are able to meet and directly talk to their Senators and house representatives — will see how she in the primary next year:

      @RepLizCheney11h Most of Pelosi’s $1.9 trillion partisan bill has little to do with combatting COVID-19. “It’s a progressive blowout for the ages that does little for the economy but will finance Democratic interest groups for years.”
      @RepLizCheney8h From significant learning loss to mental health issues, school closures are having a detrimental effect on our nation’s youth. We must prioritize reopening schools and get students back in the classroom
      @RepLizCheneyFeb 19 The Paris Agreement is a bad deal based on flawed science. It will sacrifice U.S. jobs and security at home, while imposing no cost on countries like China.
      @RepLizCheneyFeb 18 Iran is committing nuclear blackmail and using its proxies to attack Americans, but President Biden wants to return to the JCPOA and give them billions in sanctions relief. Emboldening a terrorist regime will only make us less safe.
      @RepLizCheneyFeb 2 For too long, radical environmentalists have scuttled job-creating projects in Wyoming & across the country by finding liberal judges to carry their water. I introduced a bill today that would stop this practice & allow these priorities to move forward.

    248. Phil says:

      Hey, Liz. Republicans have already made that clear enough by not doing a single thing to indicate such a thing is true. There were no “white supremists in the Republican Party that I know of. Not a one. Going around and playing defense on such a phony charge all the time only gives credence to the accusation. Democrats love the race card and engaging in a phony debate on the phony subject only plays into the hands of the left by keeping the focus on the fake accusation.

      Liz Cheney going out of her way thinking she has to give such advice confirms to me that she thinks the non establishment wing of the party somehow needs to defend themselves. We don’t ….but With her being a card carrying member of the Republican DC establishment I have no doubt what she thinks of us. She needs to get off her high horse.

    249. lisab says:

      One of my friends is now head of a state legal division. There are 2 job openings. I could apply but if I get it, I would have to either decide to not run for Congress
      ———————————

      hmmmmmmmmm … get a job from a friend

      or

      have to win on merit ….

      yeah … take the job

    250. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      252. “She needs to get off her high horse.”

      My hunch is she is being Daddy’s Girl on this one. Dick Cheney has been a leader of those trying to push Trump out any future leadership role in the Republican Party. He is using his daughter as a tool in this effort. He may have doomed his daughter’s political career. His anti-Trump effort now is as much a failure as the Iraq invasion he advocated for under Bush. He just needs to go away.

    251. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      235. “I would have to either decide to not run for Congress or resign to run next year. The book and movie deal better come through soon.”

      Bitter, running for political office is a game played by those who are financially secure — either you have a lot of money, or you have “friends” who have faith in you and are willing to invest in your political future, knowing you will serve in a way that provides them a good financial return.

      Drop the running for office nonsense, and focus on getting a good job.

    252. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Five Oregon counties will ask voters in the next election whether they want to detach from the deep-blue state and join neighboring red-state Idaho.
      Move Oregon’s Border, also known as Greater Idaho, confirmed Tuesday that the initiative to move swaths of largely rural eastern and southern Oregon into Idaho qualified for the May 18 special election ballot in five counties: Baker, Grant, Lake, Malheur and Sherman.”

      If rural areas of eastern Washington and northern California join the effort, Greater Idaho may be larger than Texas.

    253. Wes says:

      Bitter, what exactly are you doing to lay the groundwork for a run? Saying “I’ll wait till the end of X season” doesn’t mean anything. What are you doing RIGHT NOW to prepare for a congressional run?

      This is a serious undertaking that’s going to require months of preparation before you ever reach the primary, much less the general.

      If you’re not willing to put in the time and effort RIGHT NOW to lay the groundwork for 20 months from now then I’m going to join the chorus of other voices on here and recommend getting a job rather than seeking a congressional seat.

    254. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – I already met with the local GOP leader. Nobody has expressed interest in running, I am lining up volunteers. Lisa’s comment that I have no merit stings, there is no guarantee I will get this job as a 53 year old white male and Pennsylvania is sloooooooow to hire. Since I am tired of lisab’s insults I will say no more about 2022 for now.

    255. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Bitter- #259
      So you have surrendered to lisab’s attempt at canceling your prospective political career? Show some spine,my man!

      By the way, it appears that Congresswoman Madeline Dean(D) will soon announce her PA 2022 Senate bid.
      What do you know about her? Will she be tough competition?

      I have seen her on talk shows and she comes off as downright mean and nasty. Also, during the last impeachment trial, her outfits made her look like a bag lady. Bitter(and jason), you can beat this scowl if you change races.

    256. jason says:

      You saw the symbols of Holocaust denial, for example, at the Capitol that day; ”

      Zzzzzz….

      The Democratic Party is full of anti-semites and Holocaust deniers, Liz Cheney has no problem at all with that.

      Her problem is that among 1.3 million people at the rally, and among the few hundred that invaded the Capitol, there were some “Confederate flags” and ‘holocaust deniers”?

      But hey, SDC has a long post defending her because wow, she opposes the Paris Accords.

      Someone who thinks the priority for the R party
      is to “rid the party of white supremacists”.

      I will do my version of Groucho Marx here:

      “I don’t want belong to any Party that would accept Liz Cheney, not only in the Party, but in the Party leadership.

    257. jason says:

      Since I am tired of lisab’s insults I will say no more about 2022 for now”

      Bitter will be my most challenging candidate to help ever.

      If he is buffaloed and cowed by lisab on a blog, how he is going to deal with real criticism in a campaign.

    258. jason says:

      Dean will not win the PA Senate primary.

      It most likely will be Fetterman, no great candidate either.

    259. Bitterlaw says:

      If I get a job at a private firm, I plan to run. If I get a job with the state, it becomes a very difficult decision because there is no “leave of absence” as an option. Lisab is not a factor either way. Of course, she will continue to collect my old posts to send to my opponent if I run.

      Dean ran on a campaign of restoring “decency” to government after the evil Trump was elected. Of course, she has not exhibited any decency since elected. She may be worried that if PA loses a seat, her district and Scanlon’s district would be largely merged and she would have a primary fight. We would be lucky to have Dean be the Senate candidate. She is very beatable.

    260. jason says:

      Common ground…McCarthy and Turncoat Cheney at news conference.

      Q: Do you believe former President Trump should speaking at CPAC?

      @GOPLeader: “Yes he should.”

      @RepLizCheney: “That’s up to CPAC….I don’t believe that he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country.”

      McCarthy: “On that high note, thank you very much.”

      They then walk off in different directions.

    261. jason says:

      Don’t worry Bitter, the Dems now say that Neera Tandem’s tweets calling Flake criminally ignorant, McConnell Voldemort and saying Cruz was worse than a vampire are perfectly acceptable, so I am sure they would extend you the same courtesy.

      And don’t forget, for every “mean” comment you made here, we can find a false equivalency to counter it.

    262. jason says:

      We would be lucky to have Dean be the Senate candidate.”

      I could re-register as a Dem and vote for her in the Dem primary.

      Nah, never.

    263. jason says:

      Life sometimes just bites you in the ass.

      Evidently Tiger was quite angry that the valet took too long to deliver his car, someone unloading luggage blocked his exit for awhile, and that there was a film crew in the parking lot…he almost had an accident running into the film crew director as he left the hotel.

      He was running late for a golfing date with Drew Brees, where he would be filmed giving Drew and another QB some lessons.

      As a result, he was probably speeding when he lost control and now he is at risk of not playing professional golf again.

    264. jason says:

      Finally Biden does something I agree with.

      Biden lifts Trump’s ridiculous ban on legal immigration.

      “SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday lifted a freeze on green cards issued by his predecessor during the pandemic that lawyers said was blocking most legal immigration to the United States.”

    265. Wobbles says:

      Did you guys hear about Stormy?

      “Hunter Biden was living with his brother Beau’s widow Hallie while sending raunchy texts and FaceTiming in the shower with her married SISTER as they declared their love and she called him her ‘prince'”

    266. Phil says:

      Hey, I have a question. Why don’t the Lizs and Sasses shut the hell up about Trump and actually at least get vocal about the radical left stuffing their New America radical policies down our throats? Is that too much to ask? Apparently.

      These frauds can kiss my ass.

      Then there are the ones like my Senator Cornyn who just sit there like a bump on a log and twiddle their thumbs while Democrats run all over them. They look down their nose at conservatives like me and we’re sick of it.

      The Republican Party DCers. They’re fighting for you, baby!!

    267. jason says:

      They don’t have to worry Phil.

      People like Bitter and SDC will always jump up to defend them as “conservatives”.

      The question is as I posed above: do you really want to be in the same party as Liz Cheney?

      I don’t. You don’t either. Hopefully, millions of others won’t either and it will have an impact on those that want to roll over and die while the Dems “run all over them”.

      Wouldn’t hold my breath.

    268. jason says:

      “Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasee called Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin called Ben Sasse the “sexiest man in town” as he was walking out of the Capitol on Wednesday.”

    269. jason says:

      Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasee called Democratic West Virginia senator the “sexiest man in town” as he was walking out of the Capitol on Wednesday.

    270. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Encouraging poll for the 2022 New Hampshire Senate race. Something is very wrong with the Sununu numbers since he carries 95% of the GOP and leads with Independents by over 30%, BUT ONLY HAS A LEAD OF 2%!!
      Will Wissing post this poll?

      https://scholars.unh.edu/survey_center_polls/639/

    271. Bitterlaw says:

      Irony Meter explodes as Jason accuses others of wanting to let Democrats run all over them. WTF. That is exactly what Jason and Phil have chosen to do.

    272. jason says:

      Bitter is confused.

      I am not even a Republican.

      But I knew Bitter would jump up like a trained seal to defend the turncoats.

      Liz Cheney just called him a white supremacist, but Bitter does not care since he isn’t one.

      The Stockholm Syndrome is alive and well.

    273. jason says:

      Bitter claims he wants a big tent party that includes the deplorables.

      Yet he jumps up to defend Liz Cheney who just called the deplorables “white supremacists”.

      Draw your own conclusions.

    274. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason is the one who is confused. He has stopped voting but does not admit that this means he is letting Democrats run wild with his blessing.

      I wish Trump had held a press conference where he said GFY 1000 times to every hate group in America and told them to go back to voting for Democrats like they originally did.

    275. jason says:

      Liz Cheney makes it clear.

      If you are a Trump supporter, you are a white supremacist and the R party has to get rid of you.

      But hey, jason and Phil are the problem.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

    276. jason says:

      He has stopped voting but does not admit that this means he is letting Democrats run wild with his blessing”

      Zzzzzzzz…..

      Bitter still blaming the messengers, while he defends Liz Cheney as she moves to destroy all the gains Trump made with groups Rs would need to be viable in future elections.

      Brilliant!

    277. jason says:

      and told them to go back to voting for Democrats like they originally did.”

      Zzzzz….

      They are still voting for Democrats, unless you believe the deplorables are “hate groups”

      What a crock of crap.

    278. NYCmike says:

      I remember being in about 3rd grade, out in the yard with the rest of the class for lunch, and 2 dogs had happened by while engaged in their own mating ritual. While “dancing” together, somehow the male had gotten turned around while the female still held onto “it”, and the 2 dogs were now ass-to-ass, and both trying to walk forward at the same time……..it reminds me of the 2 A-Holes having their daily discussion.

    279. jason says:

      NYC remembers 3rd grade well… he regards it as the best 3 years of his life.

    280. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      jason & Bitter
      Would she have a chance to be PA’s next Senator? She is a Republican.Her name is Kiron Skinner and she professes at CMU.

      https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2021/02/06/cmu-professor-considering-run-for-u-s-senate/

    281. Bitterlaw says:

      Find the post where I defended Cheney. While you are searching, you will find posts where I said she was wrong on impeachment. You will find posts where I said I would not have supported her in the GOP leadership. You will not find a post where I defended her comments.

      Phil and Jason are just the messenger but have no interest in being part of any solution. So they are useless. The Democrats appreciate the support.

    282. Bitterlaw says:

      I said hate groups. I did not say Deplorables are parts of hate groups. I was talking about the KKK and other groups like them. Are you going to deny they supported Democrats for decades. Trump did condemn the scum in Charlottesville. Can’t you?

    283. Bitterlaw says:

      I have never heard of her. I am willing to hear what she has to say. I don’t know who else is considering running.

    284. NYCmike says:

      ** Breaking news: Kiron Skinner likely to be fired after coming out as a member of the largest white supremacist organization in the United States. **

      **Rumor

    285. Phil says:

      You have no solutions, bitter.

      None. You are clueless.

      The guy who says don’t worry about illegals changing the future of voting demographics because those people will evolve over thirty or forty years into voting Republican – just like the Irish…..lives in Layla land. Probably means you’d make the perfect House Conference member. A DC Republican all the way. Don’t worry, tho. Your first vote for retaining Cheney as conference leader will be by secret ballot. Or maybe not. She won’t be around to run for that spot.

    286. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – Why would I vote for Liz Cheney when I said in 286 I would not support her.

      You are the clueless one, Phil. You think that your hissy fits and pass the popcorn and LOLs will somehow stop Democrats. I have posted since 2004 that I oppose illegal immigration.

      If you think that these illegals could never be like other immigrant groups, then explain why not. Is there something in their DNA? Their skin tone? Yeah. I said it. Jason rightfully points out that Trump increased the percentage of blacks and Hispanics who voted for him. But according to you, that is not possible because groups don’t change voting/ideology. How did it happen? Your assessment completely ignores American history.

    287. Bitterlaw says:

      Before you make stuff up, I do not support Biden’s plan for a path to citizenship in 8 years. I support deportations of illegals but there is no means or sufficient will in the US to toss them all out. I supported tight border enforcement/security but there was never going to be one unbroken wall. I also support increased LEGAL immigration.

    288. Bitterlaw says:

      Being called clueless by a quitter who thinks not voting will somehow stop Democrats should be worth points but Jason plays favorites among the A-holes and I am not flavor of the month.

    289. NYCmike says:

      “I support deportations of illegals but there is no means or sufficient will in the US to toss them all out.”

      -Why do you use certain words when you know it changes the whole meaning of the sentence?

      “toss them all out”?

      What person ever called for “all” illegals to get tossed?

      It’s not feasible, unless you want a total police state…..then again, Democrats may do this to Republicans, if they keep pushing the way they are going…..

    290. NYCmike says:

      “I also support increased LEGAL immigration.”

      -Millions out of work…….yeah, this is a winning political argument!

      How about we look at what worked during the Trump years, and aim for similar numbers of LEGAL IMMIGRANTS? Then in the future, if the economy improves and the debt comes somewhat back to normal, you look to INCREASE.

    291. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      According to a John McLaughlin poll, Liz Cheney will be free to join a Never Trump think tank after the election next year. McLaughlin was a Trump pollster, but believe his results are fairly accurate. Sadly, Dick Cheney’s resentment of Trump may have ended his daughter’s political career.

      “Conversely, President Trump is very popular. Seven in ten (70% to 28%) Wyoming voters have
      a favorable opinion of him. Republicans (85% to 14%) and Trump voters (96% to 4%) love him.

      • It is clear, Wyoming voters are going to hold Cheney accountable on the ballot. Only 13% of
      general election voters would vote to re-elect Cheney. Her re-elect score drops to 10% among
      Republicans and 6% among Trump voters.
      • Looking just at head-to-head Republican primary matchups, Cheney trails Anthony Bouchard
      and Chuck Gray by the same 27-point margin (23% to 50%). The core Republican base is
      against her.”

    292. Bitterlaw says:

      Millions out of work

      Did I say bring in a few million bartenders and waitresses and other jobs in sales and industries hit hardest. How about a few hundred thousands engineers/technology specialists to design things to kick China’s ass in trade by inventing things? How about more highly skilled medical workers? We can discuss the type of legal immigrants any time you want.

    293. Bitterlaw says:

      96% love him? I think Reagan was the best President of the second half of the 20th century and is in my Top 5 but I would not use the word love to describe my feelings towards him. As for the 4% who don’t love him- did they have a fight? Did they break up with him?

    294. Bitterlaw says:

      I will tee up the CCC. Who wants it?

    295. Phil says:

      Bitter, You know very well I never said myself and conservatives like me would stop the Democrats by not voting. Not once and you know it. Where the hell did you get that? What I HAVE said is that the DC Republicans don’t have any intention of stopping Democrats. None. If you think the Senate and House Republicans in DC intend to do anything to block Democrats you are living in a dream world. I believe they are the ones who put McConnell and Thune in charge of the Senate and elected Liz to chair the House Conference. All we’ve heard from any of these “leaders” is attacks on Trump and his supporters….and I’m a quitter for not supporting those people? Well, yeah. Don’t expect me or anyone conservative like me to want to team up with people who give me the bird and expect me to fall in line behind them.

      As far as your DNA argument with regard to illegals and future voting behavior of illegals give me a break. Democrats and their puppets in the media are desperate to make voting citizens out of millions of illegals. That’s not even in question. Why do you think that is? Seems they aren’t too concerned about your DNA argument. They know exactly how they are going to vote – and so do you. Cut the crap.

    296. Bitterlaw says:

      Democrats want illegals to vote for them NOW. So did the Democrats who thought they could control the Irish and Jews forever. So did Republicans who thought that Blacks would vote for them forever after the civil war.

      You taught history. Did you forget all of it since you retired? If you are right, why did my entire family and Jewish wife vote for Trump? How did Trump increase his percentage of the Black and Hispanic vote? Your theory really sucks.

    297. Tgca says:

      Honk! Honk!

      Just passing through.

      Question

      If Liz Cheney’s father was a D*ck, does that make her a c*nt?

      Inquiring minds want to know.

    298. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason is from South America and voted for Trump once. Tgca is Puerto Rican and voted for Trump. Phil’s theory can’t even survive at HHR.

    299. Phil says:

      We don’t have 40 years for illegals turned voting citizens to “evolve” in their voting habits…if they ever do. Still waiting for black voters to “evolve”

      Unfortunately, your Jewish wife didn’t change anything with the Jewish vote considering the GOP got the same percentage this time as always. Less than 25%. Still waiting for that evolution. My theory isn’t a theory. Ask Schumer and Pelosi as well as President Biden.

    300. Bitterlaw says:

      So you can’t explain why more blacks and Hispanics voted for Trump despite your voting is determined by DNA/ethnicity. You could have just said it instead of pretending you are right.

    301. Cash Cow TM says:

      So…

      According to news reports from the hearing at the capitol of the Jan. 6 mob storming the capitol officials say that about 800 people entered the capitol.
      **************************
      I want some congressperson to ask the question of what is meant when news reports continually say the “armed” mob that stormed the capitol was “armed”.

      Most people assume “armed” means carrying firearms–pistols or long rifles. I no not think that was the case.

      Secondly, I want to know about the 5 people “killed” during the riot. My research indicates one person was “killed”(woman shot while trying to crawl through a broken out inner window).

      Despite many news reports saying a policeman died after he was beaten by mob with a fire extinguisher to the head, no policeman died from being hit in head with a fire extinguisher.

    302. jason says:

      Phil and Jason are just the messenger but have no interest in being part of any solution”

      I don’t speak for Phil.

      But Bitter is right about me, I have no interest in being part of any “solution”, especially what he regards as a “solution”.

    303. Phil says:

      Trump increased the GOP black vote from 10 to 13 percent. He got 35% of he Hispanic vote.

      You are not helping your case.

    304. jason says:

      “capitol officials say that about 800 people entered the capitol”

      Now let’s count how many were just let in and how many actually committed violent acts such as spraying officers with bear spray, invading offices, and breaking things.

    305. Phil says:

      Again, bitter, you have no solution and can’t point to one.

    306. Phil says:

      I guess the “solution” is supposed to be for us to pretend that Cheney, McConnell, Thune, Sasse, Burr, Cassady, Romney, and the rest of the GOP crickets are fighting for us and we’re just supposed to jump on board while they blatantly kick sand in our face.

      No.

    307. Bitterlaw says:

      Actually, Phil, Trump proved you wrong. You believe voting is fixed by DNA so an increase of 10 to 13 is impossible. 35% should not be possible under your theory.

      In other news
      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-syria-strike-idUSKBN2AP33D

      Well, I have supported every military attack from every Administration since I became aware of world events. Might as well support this one.

    308. NYCmike says:

      “We can discuss the type of legal immigrants any time you want.”

      -We can discuss that, but Democrats won’t…..which is why a hard line is needed at the open of any negotiation with the opposition.

      The Democrats know that people like you and jason will always soften their position, so they just sit back and simply rely on non-enforcement of the current rules, which the establishment-types in the Republican Party pre-Trump were also willing to do.

    309. Phil says:

      You believe voting is fixed by DNA.

      No I don’t. You keep trying to muddy the waters with that crap. Different voting groups tend to vote certain ways for various social and economic reasons. Single women vote Democratic. White married men tend Republican. Minorities vote Democratic. These trends have gone on for decades and they aren’t going away for decades if even that.

      Has nothing to do with “DNA”. Just stop.

      If you want to think illegals that become citizens aren’t going to vote overwhelmingly Democratic you are beyond delusional. Nobody buys that and I mean nobody. If you ever made it into congress maybe some of your Republican colleagues could set you straight – or maybe a pollster.

      Anyway, not my problem. I’m no longer tied to the sinking fortunes of the Republican Party. Kind of a relief actually. Good luck. You’re going to need a lot of it.

    310. Bitterlaw says:

      I am not muddying the waters. I am calling you out for what you are really saying. New groups can be reached.

      I don’t know what happened to you, Phil. You have accepted Democratic dominance. I feel sorry for you. Think about that. The most gloomy person at HHR feels sorry for you.

    311. Meldrim says:

      From the article about Kiron Skinner linked at #285:

      “She would be the first Black woman to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate.”

      You think? PA has never had a black U.S. Senator of either sex, nor a female U.S. Senator of any race. A competent writer would have said “She would be the first black, and the first woman, to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate.” (And, of course, a competent writer would have put proper orthography ahead of Wokeness and spelled “black” with a lower-case B, as it is not the adjective form of a proper noun.)

    312. Phil says:

      Illegals won’t be voting Republican, bitter.

      End of story….but if believing that makes you feel better then, yeah, keep on believing. I don’t know of ANY politician, political consultant, pollster, etc on the right or left who thinks that is even a remote possibility.

      Take a good look at California. That is your future on a national scale once citizenship for illegals is granted and the left is working hard on that 24/7….and they aren’t doing it because they thing that demographic is up for grabs.

    313. Bitterlaw says:

      Sure, Phil. And blacks never voted for Democrats after the Civil War. Oh wait. Nothing is forever in politics.

    314. NYCmike says:

      “Illegals won’t be voting Republican, bitter.”

      -The fact illegals are voting for anyone is the real crime.

    315. NYCmike says:

      “Skinner is a foreign policy expert who spent a year as the Director for Policy Planning under former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.”

      -Meldrim,

      Thanks, I looked at the article again, and saw the quote above.

      Looks like a fine candidate!

      Pompeo-DeSantis is my pick right now for 2024.

    316. Phil says:

      I don’t think an eighty year transformation is going to help your party much any time soon, bitter…..and now that conservatives like me have been driven from the party by the likes of the Republican establishment I don’t know where the Republican Party expects to find the votes to win anything.

      DeSantis and Noem would give Republicans a shot at winning back Trump voters, but the McConnells, Thunes, Cheneys in congress….the Bushes, Nickie Halleys, and other R establishment types out of office….along with the “conservative” writers like George Will, Jonah Goldberg, etc who despise the little people who make up the Republican base all will never allow it.

    317. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzz. You weren’t driven out of the party. You quit. Own it.

    318. Meldrim says:

      The strongest voting block for the GOP in the 1850s and 1860s were German immigrants, and they likely were the second-strongest GOP voting block in the 1870s (after blacks). In the 1980s, Cuban and Vietnamese immigrants were the strongest GOP voting blocks in the East and West Coast, respectively. Today, immigrants from Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil are among the strongest GOP voting blocks in Florida, and they were instrumental in electing DeSantis and Scott in what was a horrible GOP year in 2018 and in giving Trump a solid victory (and helping GOP candidates pick up two Latino-majority voting districts) in 2020.

      Yes, Hispanics nationwide gave Trump less than 40% of the vote, but you must remember that most Hispanics live in urban areas and close-in suburbs, in which white Anglos also voted heavily for Biden. Hispanics in exurban and rural areas do not vote heavily Democrat. In particular, while Mexican Americans still tend to vote Democrat, their move towards Trump in 2020 in rural South Texas and in some other rural areas in the Southwest was nothing short of extraordinary.

      Starr County, Texas is a completely rural county on the border with Mexico that has the highest Hispanic percentage of the population in the nation (96%), almost all of whom are of Mexican descent or Mexican immigrants. After giving GOP presidential candidates an average of below 16% of the vote in the prior three presidential elections, and having given only one GOP presidential candidate prior to 2020–Nixon in his 1972 landslide–as much as 28% of the vote, Starr County gave President Trump 47.1% of the vote in 2020. Next-door Zapata County is over 85% Hispanic (again, mostly Mexican), had given GOP presidential candidates an average of 31% in the prior three elections and had not voted for a GOP presidential candidate since 1920 (an election in which only 148 votes were cast); in 2020, Trump got 52.5%. A bit to the north, Duval County is 88.5% Hispanic (almost all Mexican), had given the GOP presidential nominees from 2008 to 2016 an average of 26% of the vote, had never given a GOP presidential nominee as much as 32%, and was most famous for manufacturing the votes that gave LBJ his 1948 “landslide”; in 2020, Trump got 48.4%. The only recent parallel of such movement towards the GOP was what happened in Eastern Kentucky, southern WV and southwestern VA in 2008 and especially 2012. The move towards the GOP in overwhelmingly Mexican American counties in South Texas is a sign that the Democrats’ chokehold on such voters has slipped away due to their Leftist policies and anti-family positions.

      So, while I would oppose any effort to give citizenship to illegal aliens, and believe that preventing illegal immigration is one of the most important duties of any government and that making e-Verify mandatory is paramount to our domestic security, it is ridiculous to assume that immigrants who go through the naturalization process are automatic votes for the Democrats. When self-described conservatives claim that voting Democrat is inbred in Hispanic immigrant groups, they are being as prejudiced and as unthinking as the Democrats are.

    319. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil was driven out of the Republican Party? Lol. I’m a conservative and they let me stay. When did the vote on membership come about? Maybe it is a Texas thing. Phil quit. There was no purge or expulsion.

    320. Phil says:

      Quit what? Hey, bitter, GFY.

      You want to own something? Own your elitist out of touch uppity, holier than thou, arrogant spineless Party run by a bunch of elites.

      Now try winning without us. Follow the Sasses and the woke Nikkis through the wilderness and see where that gets you. Maybe Mitch has another inspirational floor speech in him. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Brilliant.

      You aren’t winning sh*t without us. Now GFY.

    321. Phil says:

      323

      No one said anything about voting being “inbred” among Hispanics. Cut the sh*t. They vote how they vote. Just like blacks have strong tendencies to vote Democratic. Jews have strong tendencies to vote Democratic. Are those “imbred”? Of course not. They are shaped by social, cultural, economic (as they perceive it) factors but they vote a certain way just the same. Same with rural whites voting Republican shaped by the same set of factors. It’s “prejudiced” to acknowledge how certain groups tend to vote?

      Just what we need on this site. Another Robbie/Corey Republican.

    322. Bitterlaw says:

      “Their interests” – code for those shiftless, lazy thieves based on race and ethnicity. Solution? You craft a platform and push ideas that can change minds. Trump had success with that.

      Elites? Zzzzzzzz. No. You have to find reasons to justify quitting. You would be more respectable if you just owned it.

      You aren’t winning anything by quitting.

    323. jason says:

      Phil, Bitter thinks his sandbox psychology 101 use of “quitting” BS is going to shame anyone.

      As usual, he refuses to see why people would leave the R party and not vote because that would require a deeper level of thinking, calling people “quitters” is easier and it probably worked when he was in grade school.

    324. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – I have been here for more than 16 years. I have vowed to never leave until Wissing shuts it down. Lately, I question that vow. This place used to be fun. Now, it is just mean and I acknowledge that I am a major reason for the change in tone. I stand by what I have said but I could have said it in a less personal way.

      I know there is no free lunch here. However, I propose a truce. Criticize everybody you want. I speak only for myself and did note for anybody on your current hate list except for Toomey. If you start posts like “they and people like Bitter….” I will come back at you like I did last night. If not, I won’t. I have hated every day since the election because it has driven a wedge between me and so many people over things none of us control. I make the same proposal to Jason and expect a GFY in return. I have been nasty in my tone and I regret it.

      I am just tired of it all. I am with my dad and then will be traveling the rest of the day. Stay well.

    325. jason says:

      Regarding demographics, I tend to agree with Bitter and Meldrim that there is no reason the R party could not appeal to future naturalized Hispanics in the same manner it can appeal to existing Hispanics voters.

      But the problem is the GOP leadership is not interested in these voters, just like it is not interested in any of the new voters Trump brought into the party.

      Phil’s description “elitist out of touch uppity, holier than thou, arrogant spineless Party run by a bunch of elites” is right on.

      And Bitter can say all he wants about wanting a big tent party, but his knee jerk defense of people like Liz Cheney and Toomey show he really identifies with this wing of the party.

      He should take some of the advice he gave Phil

      “You would be more respectable if you just owned it”.

    326. Bitterlaw says:

      You will not find any post where I defended Liz Cheney’s vote on impeachment or recent comments. I have condemned Toomey’s vote on impeachment but defended his conservative voting record.

    327. jason says:

      I posted that before I saw Bitter’s post.

      I am fine with truces.

      You are a lawyer. Spell out the terms and I will abide by them.

    328. jason says:

      but defended his conservative voting record”

      Why?

      The issue at hand was whether he was backstabbing his constituents, or at least those who voted for him, by rushing out to allege there was no fraud and then blaming the President for the riots before all the facts were out and then siding with the Democrats on a ridiculous impeachment vote.

    329. Bitterlaw says:

      Very simple. I will refrain from calling you and Phil quitters if you stop blaming me for all the Republicans you hate and saying I look down on deplorables. I wish there was a better term that was not from Hillary.

      I will also not use the term “flavor of the month” to describe A-holes.

    330. jason says:

      I actually like Liz Cheney’s foreign policy ideas better than those who like to keep repeating “endless wars”. I supported those endless wars.

      I support Biden’s bombing of terrorists in Syria like I did when Trump did it.

      But her foreign policy is not the issue at hand, so I am not compelled to say “yes, Liz Cheney is a turncoat who is helping the Dem narrative so she can get on TV, BUT she is right that the US has to defend its interests around the world”.

      I am happy with “Liz Cheney is a turncoat who is helping the Dem narrative so she can get on CNN”.

    331. Bitterlaw says:

      I disagreed with Toomey on all of that. While I believe that there was fraud in PA, I define “evidence” as a lawyer. Unfortunately, none was presented in court in PA but I don’t doubt it could have been. A technical point but I am, unfortunately, a lawyer first.

    332. jason says:

      Just to clarify, I don’t think you look down on deplorables. I think your mindset regarding the R party is not going to get the deplorables on board, which is different.

      But in any case, I agree to the terms.

    333. jason says:

      Three SCOTUS justices would have heard the PA case. They are lawyers too.

    334. jason says:

      I hope Robbie Goebbels comes back, beating up on Bitter and poor ole Meldrim is boring anyway.

    335. jason says:

      Btw, poor ole Meldrim, tks for the Texas voting analysis above, very interesting.

    336. Bitterlaw says:

      Voting to take the case does not mean there was evidence. It does mean that there was a legal issue. Evidence and issues are not the same thing.

    337. Bitterlaw says:

      I received an e-mail about candidates and issues for 2024. Texas Gov. Abbott was on the list. I think we can scratch that name off the list based on recent events. Abortion was also listed as a potential top issue. I think that ship sailed, too.

    338. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – I am applying the technical definition. Facts are not evidence until admitted into court. I don’t disagree with your facts.

    339. Meldrim says:

      Phil wrote this about me:

      “Just what we need on this site. Another Robbie/Corey Republican.”

      From the little that I understand how HHR works, I assume that I have a huge number of “points” coming my way.

      And Phil, Robbie and Corey are RINOs. If you think that I’m a RINO, then you’re even dumber than I thought. I provided electoral evidence that your fatalism regarding how Latin American immigrants will vote is unwarranted, but in which I specifically said that preventing illegal immigration is one of the most important duties of government, and your reaction to that is to call me a RINO? Maybe you should form your own Island of Misfit Toys website for “true conservatives” who can”t read or do simple math. Oh, and GFY.

    340. Meldrim says:

      Just in case that Phil’s illiteracy causes him to misunderstand what I wrote, let me rewrite one sentence with more formal grammar and eliminate uncertainty:

      “And Phil: Robbie and Corey are RINOs.”

    341. jason says:

      No evidence was presented is a Dem talking point, but it is not true.

      Same with “depositions cannot be used as evidence”, a simplistic and misleading statement.

    342. jason says:

      From the little that I understand how HHR works, I assume that I have a huge number of “points” coming my way.”

      Sorry, only A-holes get points.

      However, being compared to Robbie Goebbels/Corey should get you an honorable mention.

      And if you should ever apply to become an A-hole, and go through the grueling process our latest A-hole went through for final acceptance, you can apply for retroactive points.

      Just be aware none have ever been given.

    343. jason says:

      Our latest A-hole Phil that should read.

    344. jason says:

      Meldrim, here is the venerated list of the Philly A-holes:

      Bitter
      MD*
      Scooter
      Mr. Vito
      Brandon
      jason
      wvally**
      Phil***

      * In Memoriam

      ** only female A-hole

      *** Junior A-hole, probationary period ended 12/31/2020

      Sorry if I missed an A-hole, I try to be as much on target as possible.

    345. jason says:

      And Phil, Robbie and Corey are RINOs”

      Dang, give the junior A-hole some points.

    346. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – I don’t tell you how to conduct international business. There was no court case so no evidence could be admitted.

      Depositions by themselves are generally not admissible. An exception would be if the witness died but was subjected to cross-examination while alive. If all sides agree, a video deposition can be admitted in a jury trial. However, in workers compensation cases in PA, depositions (especially of doctors) can be admitted in evidence IF all sides agree.

    347. Bitterlaw says:

      No points. “Phil,” was amended to “Phil:”

    348. jason says:

      Maybe you should form your own Island of Misfit Toys website for “true conservatives” who can”t read or do simple math. Oh, and GFY.”

      Hmmm….. could be A-hole material if ever have any openings.

    349. jason says:

      Depositions by themselves are generally not admissible.”

      There are strict rules for admitting depositions at trial. But this was not a trial.

      Depositions can certainly be used in discovery and as a tool to gather evidence.

    350. Tom says:

      The GOP has done a very poor job of courting the Hispanic vote. Hispanics have much more in common with conservatives than liberals. The conservative message to the Hispanic community should hammer away that liberals are anti-religion, anti-jobs, anti-family, and pro-abortion. These are core values for Hispanics.

    351. jason says:

      I think Bitter’s defense of Toomey is now that since there was not a trial and evidence was not admitted, there could not have been fraud?

      Okayyy….

    352. Bitterlaw says:

      In a legal proceeding, evidence must be admitted to be considered. “Fraud” is an allegation. Evidence is facts admitted in court. I agree that there are “facts” that support allegations of fraud. However, there is no”evidence” of fraud because the facts were not admitted into evidence by a court. Hope that makes it clear for you.

    353. Meldrim says:

      I don’t believe that I would apply for membership as an A-Hole, since I’m not from Philadelphia, generally try to be polite (with “generally” and “try” doing quite a bit of work in that clause), wouldn’t want to go through what I presume is an increasingly grueling initiation process (whatever it is that you did to Phil, it must have decreased his IQ by a good 20 points), and your clubhouse doesn’t sound like it would be a lot of fun without Mr. Vito around.

      And since I’m too young to join Walt’s HOBOs, I guess that I won’t be joining any clubs on HHR. But I’ll stay a Republican so long as it remains the only right-of-center party with the opportunity to elect people to office, even though that “club” isn’t a lot of fun, either.

    354. Bitterlaw says:

      Meldrim – Some are born A-holes. Others have A-holes thrust upon them. Adding you would allow us to include Welsh as a language spoken in the club. Jason claims he speaks Quechua but the llama does not respond to any of his commands.

    355. jason says:

      Even I could not translate this…feel like a miserable failure.

      Joe Biden:

      “The only way to spare more pain and more loss, the only way… these millstones no longer mark our national mourning—these milestones, I should say—no… no longer moke…m-m-m-mark our national mourning.”

    356. jason says:

      Jason claims he speaks Quechua but the llama does not respond to any of his commands”

      Lupita was born in the US and was only spoken English to when she was a cria.

      Plus she understands Quechua very well when it is in her interest.

      GFY.

    357. ssq says:

      Does Meldrin know how to sign language in Welsh?

      Otherwise Scooter won’t understand a damm thing.

    358. jason says:

      and your clubhouse doesn’t sound like it would be a lot of fun without Mr. Vito around.”

      Translation: I am scared of the initiation rites.

    359. jason says:

      Hope that makes it clear for you”

      What is clear to me is you are still shilling for Toomey.

      “I am not aware of any significant fraud, any significant wrongdoing.”

      It seems to me Toomey did not even acknowledge “allegation” of fraud, let alone evidence.

    360. jason says:

      Also, becoming an A-hole has INCREASED Phil’s IQ, not lowered it.

      In fact I am told 97% of Mensa Society members aspire to be A-holes.

    361. jason says:

      I could have misread that, maybe it said a-holes.

    362. jason says:

      So I guess “responsible for inciting an insurrection” is not really that big a problem for Mitch.

      “After Mitch McConnell said a number of senators are likely to run in 2024, @BretBaier
      asked what he would do if Trump was the nominee: “If the President was the party’s nominee [in 2024], would you support him?”

      McConnell replied w/this: “The nominee of the party? Absolutely.”

    363. Gordon Allen says:

      Loved Desantis at CPAC” Conservatism without backbone is doomed to failure”. Wonder who he could be referring to?

    364. NYCmike says:

      Happy Holiday to Bitterlaw!

      Was driving through certain neighborhoods in Brooklyn today, what a treat it was to see people so joyous and full of cheer!

    365. NYCmike says:

      Right on, Gordon.

    366. Phil says:

      345

      ‘’If you called me a Rino”

      Where did you get that one? Find one post where I called you a RINO. Do it….you can’t because it never happened. You pulled that one out your ass.

      You are as far from being a RINO as you could possibly be. When it comes to being in tune with the present Republican establishment you are Republican through and through. Absolutely, given what passes for a Republican in DC you are definitely a Republican.

      Not a compliment.

    367. NYCmike says:

      ” he regards it as the best 3 years of his life.”

      -jason,

      Good chuckle from this one!

      Thanks!

    368. NYCmike says:

      https://thepostmillennial.com/smith-college-fails-to-defend-their-own-employees-after-false-accusations-of-racism

      -I have an acquaintance who knows someone affiliated (by six degrees or so) with this story, which makes it even more interesting.

      What a travesty! I hope the university pays dearly for their cowardice.

    369. Bitterlaw says:

      Plus she understands Quechua very well when it is in her interest.

      Did anybody else think of this when they read it?

      https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=svu+sound&&view=detail&mid=C7458A4583096827DDAFC7458A4583096827DDAF&rvsmid=2AD73DA5503726F261772AD73DA5503726F26177&FORM=VDQVAP

    370. Meldrim says:

      #364, now *that* is funny!

      Unfortunately, I’m still a beginner when it comes to Welsh. I mean, my Cymraeg is probably better than Tgca’s español, but that’s rather a low bar to clear.

    371. lisab says:

      it’s troubling that people are more offended by being called racist than by the actual racism in our society. allegations of being racist, even getting direct mailers in their mailbox, or death threat phone calls at home is not on par with the consequences of actual racism.

    372. Meldrim says:

      #373, Phil, read by #345 carefully. I first stated that you wrote the following about me:

      “Just what we need on this site. Another Robbie/Corey Republican.”

      I then indicated that “Robbie and Corey are RINOs.” (The “Phil,” at the beginning is a colloquialism meant that I was telling you (Phil) that Robbie and Corey are RINOs, not that you yourself are a RINO–in fact, you’re the opposite of one, since you are conservative but are not a Republican); to avoid make that clear, I posted the sentence again with “Phil:” at the beginning.)

      Because Robbie and Corey are RINOs, and you called me a “Robbie/Corey Republican,” it was tantamount to calling me a RINO. I don’t think that I am being hypersensitive when I took your statement to be the functional equivalent of calling me a RINO; in any event, if you wish to get technical about what you wrote and I wrote, please note that I did not address post #323 specifically to you or as a reply to one of your posts, and never mentioned your name, so you should think about why you read “self-described conservatives [that] claim that voting Democrat is inbred in Hispanic immigrant groups” and immediately thought “yup, that’s me right there!”

      People from the same cultural group differ among themselves on many issues, including their politics. During the 2000s, Dutch Americans were the most heavily Republican ethnicity (Mormons are a religious group, not an ethnicity; Jews are both a religious group and an ethnicity, though), yet there were a lot of really liberal Dutch Americans. even in Sioux County, IA and Ottawa County, MI. The same holds true for Mexicans; while almost all of them speak Spanish, and a large majority of them are mestizo and either Catholic or Evangelical Protestant, their positions on issues such as abortion, guns, capital punishment, taxes, transsexualism, environmentalism, and myriad other matters will differ from person to person. And even among those who share those values, they still may vote differently when they get to the ballot box.

      Someone posted earlier that Mexicans tend to cherish family values and believe in hard work to get ahead, and that is certainly true as a general rule; but holding such values does not mean that they necessarily would vote in the same way as does the average American who holds such values. In fact, for decades, a solid majority of Mexican-Americans have voted for the party that increasingly rejects their values. My post #323 set forth evidence that Mexican Americans in rural areas made a big leap towards the GOP in 2000, which I hypothesized was due to the Democrats going too far in their rejection of traditional values shared by most Mexican Americans (although I would be remiss if I didn’t give some of the credit to President Trump, who did not take the advice of those who thought that it was a waste of time to seek such votes).

      I think that the votes of Mexican Americans are no less winnable today than were the votes of Irish Americans or Italian Americans in the 1970s, although, as Jason has warned, a GOP that ignores blue-collar voters will not be able to reap such rewards. We need a Republican Party that stays true to its values and principles and evangelizes them far and wide, thus being able to attract conservatives from all social classes. Someone like Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott or Mike Pence would be good candidates to do that.

      A candidate doesn’t have to be a perfect conservative–God knows that Donald Trump was far from one–to be able to put together a winning coalition. If the GOP was able to hold onto the Obama-Trump voters while bringing the Romney-Biden voters back into the fold, it would win the presidency in a huge landslide and win large majorities in both the House and Senate. But if people who think like you all decide that it’s futile to build a better GOP, then I’m afraid that it will be a self-fulfilling prophesy.

    373. jason says:

      But if people who think like you all decide that it’s futile to build a better GOP”

      The problem is not Phil or jason, the problem is the GOP is not interested in building a better GOP.

    374. jason says:

      “I mean, my Cymraeg is probably better than Tgca’s español, but that’s rather a low bar to clear.”

      Wow, Tgca won’t take this lying down.

      This is a direct challenge to his expertise.

      Meldrim will be given a new a-hole.

    375. Bitterlaw says:

      With “Better” solely defined by Phil and Jason or can the rest of us play?

    376. Bitterlaw says:

      I do feel sorry for Tgca. Meldrim knows more about speaking Spanish and lisab knows more about being a gay man.

    377. jason says:

      “If the GOP was able to hold onto the Obama-Trump voters while bringing the Romney-Biden voters back into the fold”

      Will never happen and betting on “Romney-Biden” voters to “save the party” is political suicide. There is no such candidate and there is no such “common ground’.

      The Romney-Biden Republican Party is dead, that is why you got Trump. And why you have an opportunity to attract a lot of “new” Republicans for a net gain.

      Getting back “old Republicans” is a net loss. And it certainly won’t build a “better GOP”.

    378. jason says:

      With “Better” solely defined by Phil and Jason or can the rest of us play?”

      Please go ahead and prove my point, that the GOP is not interested in building a “better GOP”.

    379. Bitterlaw says:

      I will ask my friend who voted Obama-Romney-Trump-Trump for his ideas on building a better GOP.

    380. jason says:

      Fine with me. I am sure the small tent GOP proponents will win out anyway, they have control of the party.

      Today there was an article about DeSantis and Hogan representing “competing visions for the GOP”.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

    381. Phil says:

      Yep. The DC types control the party. They look at the rank in file Republicans who voted 95% for Trump as lowly deplorables but whatever. Onward to victory.

      Haley-Hogan in 24!

      Republican Wokism at its finest.

      A winning ticket if there ever was one. Behold the juggernaut that is the Republican Party. Lol

    382. Phil says:

      I read the article on DeSantis/ Hogan and the civil war”

      Man, that would be one short war. I don’t think the Sasse – Romney elitists would even attempt to sell Hogan. Even they aren’t that delusional. Don’t get me wrong. Those two would love the guy to be the nominee. He’s their kind of guy. Just not sellable and they know it.

    383. jason says:

      The funny thing is that the Never Trumpers actually think this is a 50-50 civil war.

    384. jason says:

      Republican Wokism at its finest”

      I would laugh except it is really sad.

    385. Phil says:

      Yeah, among the inside the beltway elites many actually DO think this kind of civil war is a tossup.

      Imagine being that out of touch.

    386. jason says:

      Note the article says DeSantis does not “appeal to the center” like Hogan does.

    387. Phil says:

      Same old song and dance from the MSM. Hogan is a pure lefty in a deep blue state. He happens to have an R by his name but governs like a governor of NJ or Illinois. To the moonbats in the MSM that’s “centrist”. To them “woke” is centrist….. well, Hogan is certainly woke. I doubt he even runs. He’s a dead duck.

      I wont be participating in the Republican primary, but I’d bet my house that Hogan would be the first one out.

    388. jason says:

      I doubt he will actually run.

      Haley will be the Never Trumper candidate.

      I think she made a big mistake. Time will tell.

    389. jason says:

      Babylon Bee:

      “Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 — the first time the prize was awarded to someone simply for existing.

      He then made sure all bombs and missiles had written on them, “From Nobel Peace Prize Winner Barack Obama,” so people knew they weren’t being incinerated by some heartless warmonger.”

    390. jason says:

      So how many House Rs will vote for the 1.9 trillion boondoggle?

      We will know in about an hour.

    391. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      It is already apparent that the Biden presidency will be weak, and his economic policies will be a disaster.

      After a couple of years of chaos, can see nostalgia developing for the pre-pandemic Trump economy. Trump stands a solid chance of being elected again as president in 2024. The Democratic farcical attempt to impeach Trump after he left office was because Pelosi and the Democrats were desperate to do anything to stop Trump from being president again; even if it was blatantly unconstitutional.

      As far as the Never Trump Republicans; as Nietzsche said: “Only strong personalities can endure history, the weak are extinguished by it.”

    392. jason says:

      No Rs voted for the boondoggle, 2 Dems voted against it, 1 R did not vote.

      219-212

    393. BayernFan says:

      CD

    394. JeffP says:

      398 agree SDC

      First day of CPAC was on fire. Keep bringing it. Josh Hawley is a tremendous speaker…I had no idea he is that good at it. He completely gets it. All the Senators were good … Cruz, Scott, Cotton. Scott was a surprise for his direct comments on the establishment GOP.

      On Arrogant little bit*h Liz…
      McCarthy knows Liz is toast and a lame duck representing WY. Tucker did a segment on her just like he did Nikki Haley. ….Tucker is another threat to the establishment GOP.

      Who’s watching Trump tomorrow? Big speech.

    395. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      It appears that the fix was in from the get-go! Barr and Durham played a con game with Trump!

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/scammed-breaking-john-durham-resigns-effective-february-28th-biden-ag-takes-office/

    396. Gordon Allen says:

      I can only dream of a Desantis v Hogan primary. We can’t be that lucky.95-5% wins look good on the resume.

    397. jason says:

      Sheep, all the US attorneys were asked to resign.

      He is SC.

    398. jason says:

      Is still SC I mean.

    399. jason says:

      Golden from ME and Schrader from OR were the Dem nays.

    400. Bitterlaw says:

      US Attorneys are always asked to resign when a new Administration comes into power. I remember when some Republicans complained when Obama replaced all of GWB’s. Then some Dems complained when Trump replaced all of Obama’s.

    401. Bitterlaw says:

      I started reading Sheeple’s link. Then I saw “Deep State” and checked out.

    402. jason says:

      Not that I think that Durham will come through but there was nothing remarkable about him resigning as US attorney like all the others.

    403. jason says:

      CBS:

      House passes COVID relief bill on “near party line vote”.

      I prefer:

      Strong bipartisan opposition to COVID relief bill.

    404. Bitterlaw says:

      Hey, Walt. They found where you parked it. Unfortunately, you have almost 2000 years of parking tickets to pay.

      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-pompeii-idUKKBN2AR0E1?taid=603a67e6186e2a0001d275a2

    405. Phil says:

      Anyone see the latest joint interview with Dementia Joe? First of all, once again he is accompanied by Jill – again. Anyone ever seen so many presidential interviews where the President is accompanied by his wife? She’s this fool’s caregiver I get it but this interview is downright creepy. He is asked about detention centers in Texas, half ass answers the question and then Jill jumps in to further explain the immigration policy and answer the specific question.

      Wait, the First Lady is now jumping in and explaining and clarifying policy questions when the President is standing right there. Who elected her co President?

      Plain ass weird and awkward.

      I guess we now know why Joe can’t seem to get around to giving a state of the Union speech. Biden’s puppet masters can’t think of a way to have Jill up at the podium with stumbling Joe while he tries to get through a long speech.

      What a weird four year administration this is going to be. At least we know Jill is in the WH to run the country. I didn’t see her on the ballot last November, but what do I know.

    406. Bitterlaw says:

      The one advantage to Biden being President is that watching the news is much less stressful. There aren’t as many COVID death stories. I don’t hear about Presidential golfing or see stories about illegal aliens being separated from their families (but they still are). Best of all, nothing that happens is my fault. I didn’t vote for him.

    407. Bitterlaw says:

      Donald Trump, Jr. just asked me for $12. I will decline at this time.

    408. Phil says:

      Glad bitter and I are finally on the same page. I’m not sending any more money to Republicans either.

    409. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Jason & Bitter
      With respect to Durham, he was asked to stay on as Special Counsel as was one other State attorney; the one from Delaware investigating Hunter Biden. Please admit that you are incorrect.
      Bitter, so the words “Deep State trigger you? Sad.

    410. Bitterlaw says:

      A Special Counsel is not the same as the US Attorney.

      I’m not triggered. I just don’t believe in a vast secret Deep State that is reminiscent of the final scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FRP0MBNoieY

    411. Bitterlaw says:

      I do not believe in Deep State.
      I do not believe in QAnon.
      I do not like green eggs and ham.

    412. jason says:

      ason & Bitter
      With respect to Durham, he was asked to stay on as Special Counsel as was one other State attorney; the one from Delaware investigating Hunter Biden. Please admit that you are incorrect.”

      Hello?

      You are the one who is incorrect.

      I said yes he was asked to resign as US attorney but no he was not fired as SC.

    413. jason says:

      A Special Counsel is not the same as the US Attorney”

      Exactly.

    414. jason says:

      US Attorneys are always asked to resign when a new Administration comes into power. I remember when some Republicans complained when Obama replaced all of GWB’s. Then some Dems complained when Trump replaced all of Obama’s”

      Yep, sorry Sheep, you are barking up the wrong tree on this.

    415. jason says:

      I don’t agree with deep state either, at least not as some kind of organized cabal operating throughout the government.

      Do I believe individuals in various agencies and departments conspired to try to get Trump charged with non-existent crimes and set up for impeachment, and there were individuals who leaked classified information to damage Trump, certainly.

      But were all these people reporting to some centralized “deep state” cabal? No.

      I give that as much credence as the theory that GWB planted explosives to explode in the twin towers and the Pentagon at the same time the planes he arranged to have hijacked hit them.

      Same BS.

    416. Gordon Allen says:

      Who btw defined the deep state as a vertical organization with a Dr.No at the top?? That’s a straw man,and obviously so.
      There is a deep state,but that’s not what it is.C’mon man!

    417. jason says:

      Well, what is it then?

    418. jason says:

      We now have a watered down “Deep State” that “isn’t vertical”.

      Are the “horizontal parts” connected?

    419. Bitterlaw says:

      What are Jason’s thoughts on green eggs and ham?i

    420. Bitterlaw says:

      Deep State is like climate change. The definition keeps changing so its proponents can claim they are never wrong.

    421. Bitterlaw says:

      The fact we are openly discussing Deep State proves that there is no Deep State OR Deep State really sucks at being “Deep.”

    422. jason says:

      I can believe there were dozens of “deep states” in the various agencies and departments.

      People who thought they knew better what was best for the country and willing to conspire to achieve their political aims.

      But they weren’t part of any organization. What united them was ideological left wing politics and hatred for Trump.

    423. jason says:

      I never heard of green eggs and ham, I guess that is something you have to grow up in the US to know.

      I did google it, and it looks like someone vomited on the plate.

    424. Bitterlaw says:

      I guess they did not translate Dr. Seuss into Quechua.

    425. jason says:

      Kevin McCarthy sent me an email, it says it is absolutely critical I contribute, he is way behind for the month and if I don’t Rs will not recover the majority.

      Bitter, send him a check ok, show him you still care.

    426. jason says:

      Yeah, no Dr. Seuss.

      However I did get to see some reruns of Little House on the Prairie.

    427. jason says:

      I remember thinking all the actors spoke pretty good Spanish.

    428. Bitterlaw says:

      The actress who played Nellie Olsen said people still hated her decades after the show ended.

    429. Bitterlaw says:

      So we can assume that Tgca did not learn to speak Spanish from watching Little House on the Prairie.

    430. jason says:

      Everybody must be watching CPAC.

    431. Bitterlaw says:

      Tonight we watched Mullan. The one with people and not cartoons. She tied down her chest, put some dirt on her face and…looked like a girl with dirt on her face. It was still good.

      Also watched a short film on CSpan 3 from 1954 called …really…The Art of Selling the Negro. It was about how to expand sales by selling to black customers. Big takeaway – Blacks are just like everybody else and wanted to be treated with respect. They want quality goods at a fair price. Pretty radical for the time. The title alone would get it banned now. Not sure why they didn’t call it The Art of Selling TO the Negro.

    432. Tgca says:

      437

      I was not a big fan of Little Whore on the Prairie. That was a show for privileged white folk.

      Stoopid comment from a suburban Philly metrosexual clueless about what the lower working class people grew up watching.

      I never heard of green eggs and ham either until Ted Cruz popularized it. People in the black and Rican ghetto did not read chit like this.

      I was aware of that Lil Red Riding Hood ho though and Snow White being gang banged by 7 nasty lil dudes.

    433. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Suffolk University poll of Trump supporters:
      Do you want Trump to run in 2024?
      Yes: 59%
      No: 29%
      Undecided: 12%

      Would you vote for him in the GOP primary if he ran in 2024?
      Yes: 76%
      No: 12%
      Undecided: 12%

      Would you vote for him in the general?
      Yes: 85%
      No: 8%
      Undecided: 7%

      2024 Florida Republican Primary;
      Ron DeSantis 64%
      Marco Rubio 12%
      Rick Scott 10%
      @Fabrizio_Lee 2/15-17

    434. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll, for Friday shows that:
      49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Biden’s job performance.
      49% disapprove.

      The latest figures include
      31% who Strongly Approve of the job Biden is doing 41% who Strongly Disapprove.

      This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10.

    435. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. We basically agree on the ” Deep State”. It is a large collection of monolithic thinkers who believe Government generally,and their agency/ programs specifically,must be protected from the assaults of the Visigoths (ie the people) when they occasionally rise up and send an outsiderinto their fortress.
      There is no need for an ” organization” because they basically are group think anyway.In my day in Connecticut we called them bureaucrats,but the principle is the same.
      Anyone who thinks THAT Deep State doesn’t exist is an ignorant fool.
      With the growth of Government the troops in the Deep State Army have increased exponentially exponentially,as well has their fervor. The core beliefs of this Army is disdain for individual freedom,in the belief they( Government) is and should be Supreme.
      This Deep State exists and is extremely dangerous to those of us who support the Founders view of limited government. And they are not bound by any principle other than doing anything to defeat us( the Visigoths) is permissible. No Dr. No needed.

    436. Wes says:

      Things aren’t going to get better, SDC. Biden benefited because Dems adroitly exploited Trump’s perennial unpopularity last year. People’s emotions aren’t sustainable at a high pitch–especially after a catharsis.

      Biden has nothing to offer now and is running a haphazard Administration that seems to be pleasing no one. It probably won’t be too long before his bland poll numbers start eroding. He hasn’t the luxury Obama had of starting at 65% approval, so things are likely to go south fast for him.

    437. jason says:

      Ok Gordon, your description fair enough, but most people who talk about a “Deep State” refer to it as some kind of organized cabal.

      I can buy large collection of monolithic thinkers infiltrated among the agencies and departments.

    438. Bitterlaw says:

      443 Paranoid delusional bs. Most people work for the Federal government for the benefits, the schedule and job security. Some work because the Feds are the only ones hiring in a particular field- law enforcement, prosecutors, national security, etc. The idea that large groups of Americans take boring jobs to stick it to other people for nefarious purposes severely calls into question how Gordon became well off while he scanned the skies for black helicopters and read Info Wars and Alex Jones’ rantings. In his sunset years he clings to this absurd dark fantasy world so he can feel superior to those who have not uncovered the “troops” in the Deep State. I would ask him about QAnon but he probably believes in that garbage, too.

    439. jason says:

      Suffolk University poll of Trump supporters:
      Do you want Trump to run in 2024?
      Yes: 59%
      No: 29%
      Undecided: 12%

      Is it really a poll of “Trump supporters” or is it a poll of Rs?

    440. jason says:

      Most people work for the Federal government for the benefits, the schedule and job security”

      Maybe. But Gordon is right that many become politicized and radicalized, we saw many examples of it throughout the Trump presidency.

    441. jason says:

      I take a middle ground nere.’

      I agree with Bitter that most people enter government service not as a type of 5th column but for the reasons he described.

      But some do turn in to the people Gordon describes, probably because of the educational system that sells an ideology that makes their actions justifiable to them.

    442. Bitterlaw says:

      “It is a large collection of monolithic thinkers who believe Government generally,and their agency/ programs specifically,must be protected from the assaults of the Visigoths (ie the people) when they occasionally rise up and send an outsiderinto their fortress.
      There is no need for an ” organization” because they basically are group think anyway.”

      Gordon denies that there is no organized Deep State while describing an organized Deep State.

    443. Phil says:

      Liz Cheney says investigate pro-Trump media role in January 6th riot. So says the chairman of the House conference.

      Pelosi smiles…..

      But people like me aren’t being driven out of the party. Nope. We’re just quitters.

      What are we quitting exactly?

    444. Wes says:

      Phil, ever since Liz Cheney felt entitled to a Senate seat Wyomingites didn’t feel any desire to give her, I’ve been warning about her. She’s a petty megalomaniac who squeaked by in a multi-person primary based on name ID alone. She adds nothing to the House conference, and I hope she loses her primary next year.

    445. Bitterlaw says:

      Sorry about the double negative. Should be:

      Gordon denies that there is an organized Deep State while describing an organized Deep State.

    446. jason says:

      Gordon denies that there is no organized Deep State while describing an organized Deep State.”

      No, he described as I did.

    447. Bitterlaw says:

      I take a middle ground nere.

      No, he described as I did.

      You are at war with yourself, jason. If you are taking a position between me and Gordon but also agreeing with Gordon, then you are not taking a position between us.

    448. jason says:

      The “Deep State” exists as an ideology, no doubt, that many in the agencies and department believe in, essentially that they have a role beyond their attributions. As Gordon aptly describes “agency/ programs specifically, must be protected from the assaults of the Visigoths (ie the people) when they occasionally rise up and send an outsider into their fortress”.

      And they are willing to conspire with others to make this happen, as we saw in the NSA and State Department on the first impeachment BS.

      But this is not any parallel organization within the government. These are essentially apparatchiks. They are united by an ideology, not by an organization.

    449. Phil says:

      Wes, you just described Liz Cheney to a T. Megalomaniac describes her perfectly. Just like her father.

      The fact that seventy percent of the House conference members voted to keep her on as conference chair speaks volumes about the DC Republicans.

      It’s why I’m done with the party.

    450. jason says:

      If you are taking a position between me and Gordon but also agreeing with Gordon, then you are not taking a position between us.”

      I took the middle position on a specific comment, why people enter public service.

      “I take a middle ground here.’

      I agree with Bitter that most people enter government service not as a type of 5th column but for the reasons he described.”

      GFY.

    451. jason says:

      I think basically Gordon and I said the same thing.

      You are not being honest with his comments.

      And this is way out of line, nothing Gordon said justifies this:

      “The idea that large groups of Americans take boring jobs to stick it to other people for nefarious purposes severely calls into question how Gordon became well off while he scanned the skies for black helicopters and read Info Wars and Alex Jones’ rantings. In his sunset years he clings to this absurd dark fantasy world so he can feel superior to those who have not uncovered the “troops” in the Deep State. I would ask him about QAnon but he probably believes in that garbage, too.”

      Gratuitous insult and a crock of crap.

    452. jason says:

      Liz Cheney says investigate pro-Trump media role in January 6th riot. So says the chairman of the House conference.”

      Bitter to bleat out she is a conservative in 3, 2, 1…

    453. jason says:

      Hmmm, that came close to violating the truce.

      I have to be careful with these knee jerk posts.

    454. Bitterlaw says:

      The core beliefs of this Army is disdain for individual freedom,in the belief they( Government) is and should be Supreme.
      This Deep State exists and is extremely dangerous to those of us who support the Founders view of limited government. And they are not bound by any principle other than doing anything to defeat us( the Visigoths) is permissible.

      2 word summary – Nefarious purposes.

    455. jason says:

      Not nefarious in their minds.

      As Gordon points out, their ideology is “extremely dangerous FOR THOSE OF US who support the Founders view of limited government”.

    456. Bitterlaw says:

      My daughter is waiting to hear from 5 private schools but is extremely likely to choose a state university for several reasons. Because my wife was smart enough to start saving for her college when our children were born, my daughter will graduate without student loans. Since she does not know what she wants to study she does not think it makes sense to pay $75,000 a year to a school. She wants to know if she gets in to the other schools and what aid would be offered but I expect she will go to the state school. There is absolutely nothing wrong with her decision but it ends my hope of her being the third generation of Bitterlaws at my school. I guess we won’t get a photo in the alumni magazine with me, my dad and my daughter wearing sweatshirts with the school name on it or going to homecoming games together in the future. Still, she is right.

    457. lisab says:

      Most people work for the Federal government for the benefits, the schedule and job security”

      Maybe. But Gordon is right that many become politicized and radicalized, we saw many examples of it throughout the Trump presidency.
      —————————————-

      government employees have some level of freedom in making decisions at their jobs, some more than others

      the deep state is just employees making decisions based on their political preferences, e.g.

      a.) should i aggressively prosecute person “a”, who is a famous democrat or should i accept his explanations without checking and keep everything quiet

      vs.

      b.) should i send 30 fbi agents in an early morning raid to person “b”‘s house, and leak it to the press so it is on cnn, and then should i drag it out in court as long as possible so that we bankrupt him, because person “b” is associated with trump or (whoever)