EGO BOOST
GALLUP
AMERICAN RESEARCH GROUP
PUBLIC POLICY POLLING
RASMUSSEN REPORTS
    Search

    McAuliffe Leads Youngkin In Two New Polls in VA

    We received two new polls for the state of Virginia that give Terry McAuliffe an 8% lead (Roanoke College) a 3% lead lead (Virginia Commonwealth University).

    GOVERNOR – VIRGINIA (Roanoke College)
    Terry McAuliffe (D) 46%
    Glenn Youngkin (R) 38%

    GOVERNOR – VIRGINIA (VCU)
    Terry McAuliffe (D) 40%
    Glenn Youngkin (R) 37%

    Both polls were completed over more than a week period, with Roanoke College doing their poll between August 3-17 among 558 likely voters and Virginia Commonwealth University doing their poll between August 4-15 among 770 registered voters.

    Posted by Dave at 9:50 pm
    Filed under: General | Comments (298)

    298 Responses to “McAuliffe Leads Youngkin In Two New Polls in VA”

    1. Wes says:

      Maybe Ken Cuccinelli can retroactively hijack the nomination from Youngkin and drag the VAGOP down a bit more.

    2. Tgca says:

      Dos Bebe! Dos!

    3. lisab says:

      Two-thirds of voters support taking $500bn in climate damages from Big Oil, poll finds

    4. lisab says:

      Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Blames Black Community, Democrats For COVID Spread

    5. lisab says:

      Collapse of pro-Trump conspiracy theories raises domestic terror concerns

    6. lisab says:

      Capitol Hill Bomb Threat Suggests Jan. 6 Siege Was a Beta Test

    7. lisab says:

      New report says US government deliberately targeted Black Lives Matter

    8. lisab says:

      New Bill Proposes Cutting Pentagon Spending to Fund Vaccines for Poor Nations

    9. Phil says:

      Patrick said Democrats spread the virus as much as white Republicans and he backed that up with the fact that the Democrats main voting group African Americans actually had a higher percentage of unvaccinated.

      So what.

      It happens to be a fact.

      He actually said it in response to the accusation that Republican Trump voters failing to get vaccinated were the ones responsible for spreading Covid. Of course, nobody in the media seems to have a problem with that little accusation That’s perfectly fine, right?

      Another false sense of outrage. Geez. You gotta love the left. So predictable.

    10. lisab says:

      He actually said it in response to the accusation that Republican Trump voters failing to get vaccinated were the ones responsible for spreading Covid. Of course, nobody in the media seems to have a problem with that little accusation That’s perfectly fine, right?
      —————————-

      for a while now i have sensed that wearing a mask, especially outside, is a political act

      and

      a type of virtue signalling

    11. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden’s RCP Average Job Approval Rating Average 8/2 – 8/19
      47.8 Approve
      48.6 Disapprove

      Working in the Biden administration now might provide a feeling similar to being on the Titanic after it struck the iceberg.

    12. GF says:

      Darn tootin’ you received those two polls, I emailed them myself to you after I posted them for public consumption!?

    13. Truther says:

      I think Biden’s approval will bounce back. You Republicans are weak. You get more upset with a “mean tweet” from Trump than the situation one the ground,

      Pelosi, the greatest speaker, would have had impeachment hearings started up, if the shoe was on the other foot.

      We don’t know what your weak leaders are doing other than hiding in their basements

    14. Wes says:

      How exactly can Republicans start impeachment proceedings when Democrats control the House?

      Never mind Republicans have already begun floating the idea of the 25th Amendment.

    15. Truther says:

      Who has floated what?

      Marjorie and another loon?

      You guys are weak frauds.

    16. Tom says:

      Just read that Biden is staying in Delaware the rest of the week and Harris is in Vietnam. We are literally leaderless.

    17. Wes says:

      Rick Scott–who beat Bill Nelson despite Dems’ attempt at fraud in 2018–floated the idea the other day. You really should keep up with current events.

      He only beat a sitting Senator who hadn’t had a close race in 18 years, so Scott’s not exactly some weak loon.

    18. Wes says:

      You guys tried it against Trump in the dying days of his presidency. Let’s see how much you like it when Republicans respond in kind by calling for the removal of a President of yours who clearly is showing a lack of the mental acuity necessary to perform his duties.

    19. XRumerTest says:

      Hello. And Bye.

    20. Phil says:

      Biden’s insurance against the 25th Amendment is the fact that Harris is VP.

    21. jason says:

      State dept call Biden a liar.

      “Becuz of potential security threats outside the gates at Kabul airport, we’re advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport & to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government rep to do so.”

    22. jason says:

      We are literally leaderless.”

      Does it really matter where they are?

      We are leaderless anyway.

    23. jason says:

      I didn’t know that Bin Laden had urged his supporters not to kill Biden because he was incompetent. Of course, I don’t know why Bin Laden would be worried about throwing the US into a crisis, but..

      “He told them there was a high priority to target aircrafts belonging to Obama and then-CIA director David Petraeus.

      “They are not to target visits by US Vice President Biden. The groups will remain on the lookout for Obama or Petraeus,” bin Laden wrote.

      “The reason for concentrating on them is that Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make Biden take over the presidency for the remainder of the term, as it is the norm over there.

      “Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the US into a crisis.

      “As for Petraeus, he is the man of the house in this last year of the war, and killing him would alter the war’s path.”

    24. Phil says:

      Frankly, Wes. Democrats, while some are alarmed by Biden’s failing mind, are fine with the existing arrangement. Thing is, they know he isn’t in charge. There is a loose committee of committed leftist ideologues around Biden who are running the country. Probably includes Rice, his Chief of Staff, his wife …and a variety of leftist players behind the scenes. The only way Democrats would move on the 25th is if Biden’s dementia got so bad they no longer felt they could cover for it. It would be a decision solely dictated by political expediency.

    25. Phil says:

      Does it really matter where they are?

      We are leaderless anyway.

      Exactly.

    26. jason says:

      Skunked by the French?

      “REPORTER: “Do you have the capability to go out and collect Americans?”

      DEFENSE SECRETARY AUSTIN: “We don’t have the capability to go out and collect large numbers of people.”

      meanwhile:

      https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/08/20/french-forces-caught-doing-something-biden-officials-said-could-not-be-done-n2594481

    27. jason says:

      Frankly, Wes. Democrats, while some are alarmed by Biden’s failing mind, are fine with the existing arrangement.”

      Yes, does any Democrat really mind that “moderate” Biden is not really running things and decisions are being made by left wing moonbats?

    28. Tgca says:

      Gay SC Senator Lindsay Graham, a man who claimed Biden is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, raises impeachment for Biden for dereliction of duty if he does not get Americans out of Afghanistan.

      I guess that ends their friendship for good. Dr. Jill will ensure Graham does not get any Christmas cards anymore.

      https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/08/20/graham_if_we_leave_any_afghan_behind_joe_biden_deserves_to_be_impeached_for_dereliction_of_duty.html

    29. Tgca says:

      Thwee Theerwo Bishes!

      Thwee Theerwo I thay!

    30. lisab says:

      Frankly, Wes. Democrats, while some are alarmed by Biden’s failing mind, are fine with the existing arrangement.”
      ——————–

      have you not read my posts from dem social media?

      a good portion think all is well

    31. Tgca says:

      WTF is going on in metrosexual Pennsylvania Republican leadership? Firing the staff to shut down dissent seems a bit draconian.

      Pa. State Senate President Jake Corman Fires Sen. Mastriano’s Entire Staff

      “…state Senate President Jake Corman (R) just reassigned Sen. Doug Mastriano’s (R-Pa.) entire Harrisburg staff. This comes after the Republican also blocked Mastriano’s efforts to hold an election audit.”

      https://www.oann.com/pa-state-senate-president-jake-corman-fires-sen-mastrianos-entire-staff/

    32. Tgca says:

      Thwee thwee bishes!

      Thwee thwee I thay!

    33. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @LucasFoxNews
      Biden yesterday: “We have no indication” Americans blocked from entering Kabul airport

      U.S. Embassy Kabul today: Americans should “avoid traveling to the airport” due to security threats

    34. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason— I will pass York on 76 in 2 hours. I will honk 3 times. 2 short and 1 long.

    35. Tgca says:

      34

      SDC does not know what he’s talking about!!!

      I saw the presser from yesterday where Biden responded to an NPR question on Americans not being able to get to the airport.

      Biden stated that there is no issue with Americans getting to the airport and the Taleebon is not standing in their way. The problem is the crowds of Afghanis outside the airport that are trying to flee the country’s impending Taleebon rule. These Afghanis are blocking Americans from getting through due to the sheer size of the crowds hoping to seek asylum.

      It’s that simple!

      Don’t worry! Biden gave his word no American would be left behind and this is all part of the process because they planned for this in their contingency planning.

    36. jason says:

      The NYT thinks Biden’s “image of competency” is at risk.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

      The MSM giveth and the MSM taketh.

    37. jason says:

      Bitter 76 doesn’t go anywhere close to York. You would have to be on 30 to be somewhat close but that is still to the north.

      And give me more warning next time so I can put up the big GFY billboard.

    38. jason says:

      Babylon Bee:

      “WASHINGTON, D.C.—At a press conference today, President Joe Biden expressed his bewilderment that the Taliban won the war in Afghanistan against the United States, pointing out that they have neither nuclear weapons nor F-15 aircraft.

      “I’m not buyin’ that malarkey!” Biden said indignantly when a reporter asked him his thoughts on the United States spending $2 trillion on a war against shepherds in the desert and losing. “Listen, if you want to come after the United States government, you’re gonna need nukes and F-15s.”

    39. jason says:

      Heh…

      “Trump Sneaks Back On Twitter By Disguising Self As Taliban Spokesperson”

    40. jason says:

      LOL

      The caption on Twitter says “The US has finally succeeded in modernizing the Taliban”

    41. Just Fill Out The Census says:

      Joe Biden is President. Deal with it.

    42. Just Fill Out The Census says:

      Guess who is not President? Donald Drumpf.

    43. Phil says:

      ‘’Biden is President”

      That gets less apparent by the day.

    44. Bitterlaw says:

      There is a York exit on 76. I know 76 does not go through York itself. You’re in the middle of nowhere. Not my fault.

    45. lisab says:

      it must be really bad if the dem trolls are back

    46. Phil says:

      That’s what I was thinking.

    47. lisab says:

      the nfl has decided to rename the tennessee titans to the tennesee taliban

      to better reflect nfl fans

    48. lisab says:

      biden orders all rainbow flags flown at half mast as taliban rejects un queer studies symposium

    49. Wes says:

      Since the general DNC Trolls are back, I wonder if the obligatory NC Trolls are far behind. They were hilarious in 2014 and 2016 when Hagan and Ross were supposed locks to win.

    50. lisab says:

      I’m unintentionally crashing a wedding!

    51. lisab says:

      the band has been setting up for an hour+

      now they are playing out of tune chords

      yelling “check” “check” “check” over and over

      just freaking play a song already

      you know it’s bad when the guitarists have 7 guitars

    52. jason says:

      “Joe Biden is President. Deal with it.”

      Heh, Noncensus is trying to reassure himself.

    53. jason says:

      There is a York exit on 76. I know 76 does not go through York itself.”

      Well there are probably exits to a lot of cities on the turnpike, but I-76 skirts the very northern part York county for about 5 miles but that is like 30 miles from York.

      I know your PA geography is sorely lacking but you should really look at a map if you think I-76 is anywhere close to York.

    54. Bitterlaw says:

      Exit 242 on 76 leads to York and Baltimore. I have driven Route 30 from City Avenue in Philadelphia through York.

      The York Workers Comp court office is on Vogelsong Road.

    55. Bitterlaw says:

      Once again, the humorless Jason will go to war over nothing.

    56. jason says:

      Ma, they are nibbling tonight.

    57. dylan says:

      Get to the Airport.

      Do not attempt to just go to the airport.

      It is our intention to get every American out of Kabul.

      We do not have the capability to get every American not already at the airport out.

      Do not come to the airport on account of a security threat from Isis.

      No one has been killed yet (or I don’t think they have)

      If the Taliban harms one more American trying to traverse the checkpoint, they will be pariahs in the international community.

      PEOPLE—the Govt of the USA is a TOTAL PONZI SCHEME JOKE that has no idea what they are doing. You all think any of the money you have in the bank or any of your stock market investments are worth anything?!? They are all going to zero. The current leadership couldn’t stop a conventional invasion from China or Russia. Honestly, Putin would be a preferable president of the USA than Biden. How does the country survive this? Cause everybody on this board is sorta operating under the assumption that “we will somehow get by and things will be tough but USA will persevere.” Not so sure. . . . .

    58. dylan says:

      and BTW, in CA today, there are 1970’s style gas lines for the cheap gas station that is .20 less per gallon that the next most expensive option. Why on earth will people sit in lines to save .20 a gallon but NOT elect politicians that promote cheap energy and low inflation. It is cognitive dissonance at its finest. I will never understand the mindset

    59. Bitterlaw says:

      Flipping through channels and came across Godzilla vs Kong. Seems like an uneven battle since Godzilla breathes fires and can breathe underwater. But Kong is strong and smart. Not sure if I want to invest another hour in this.

    60. Wes says:

      The original or the recent remake, Bitter?

    61. Bitterlaw says:

      2021 remake. I loved the original movies with people in monster costumes stomping all over bad building models. This is special effects

    62. Wes says:

      Ah. I haven’t seen that one. I do know it homages–or rips off, depending on one’s perspective–two of my favorite authors: Edgar Rice Burroughs and Jules Verne.

    63. Bitterlaw says:

      And Kong and Godzilla team up to destroy a robot Godzilla. After killing thousands of people trashing Hong Kong. Then part as respectful warriors.

    64. lisab says:

      hate to say it, but i think biden will make it through this,

      absolutely no one wants harris to be president

      including the russians and chinese

    65. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Democrats are afraid that support for Newsom is eroding among California’s largest demographic group, Latinos. Although Newsom was able to garner the support of two-thirds of Latinos in his 2018 gubernatorial campaign, recent polling says many are turning against him,” The Blaze continued.

      “A CBS News poll found that 50% of Latinos supported the recall campaign against Newsom, while a separate Berkeley IGS Poll found 40% of Latinos supported it in July.””

    66. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      From Politico, a pillar of the MSM:

      “BERLIN — Until Sunday, Europe thought Joe Biden was an expert on foreign policy.

      Now, the American president’s decision to allow Afghanistan to collapse into the arms of the Taliban has European officials worried he has unwittingly accelerated what his predecessor Donald Trump started: the degradation of the Western alliance and everything it is supposed to stand for in the world.

      Across Europe, officials have reacted with a mix of disbelief and a sense of betrayal. Even those who cheered Biden’s election and believed he could ease the recent tensions in the transatlantic relationship said they regarded the withdrawal from Afghanistan as nothing short of a mistake of historic magnitude.”

    67. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The RCP poll average of Biden’s job approval continues to fall:

      47.8% Approve
      48.6% Disapprove

    68. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Not good news.

      “One disturbing result that has been repeated about several locations is that a high proportion of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 are vaccinated. For example, we can see from data from the the Israeli government data dashboard that nearly 60% of all patients currently hospitalized for COVID-19 (as of August 15, 2021) are vaccinated (downloaded data set and details are found at the bottom of this post). Out of 515 patients currently hospitalized with severe cases in Israel, 301 (58.4%) of these cases were fully vaccinated, meaning two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.”

    69. Cash Cow TM says:

      Even with major hurricanes/tropical storms wreaking havoc in the U.S. earthquake in Haiti and mayhem due to collapse of everything in Gannystan, DRUDGE still found it necessary to put up 17 stories about COVID.

      Normal.

    70. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Here is a new NBC News Poll with a D+5 PID. Biden’s approval/disapproval is 50/48,respectively with Registered Voters.
      The Congressional Generic Ballot is D+1.

      https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21046968-210188-nbc-news-august-poll-8-22-21-release

      So good old NBC would not allow Biden to have a sub-50% approval rating or show the GOP tied or ahead in the CGB.

    71. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Also, 538 shows a just-released MI Governor’s Poll showing Oily-Faced Democrat Governor Whitmare +1 over GOP Cop Craig.

    72. Phil says:

      50-48. Let that soak in.

      Never underestimate the power of the MSM.

      Biden could wet his pants in public and the media would do its thing to keep this fool above water.

      As long as the Taliban doesn’t kill any Americans (they won’t, the Biden Administration is paying them off in cash) Biden will be fine over the coming weeks. As more Americans come out of Afghanistan in the coming days, Biden will get credit for “managing a difficult situation”. That will be the theme. Within three weeks the story will be this was the most successful operation since the Berlin Airlift.

      Hide and watch.

    73. jason says:

      Silverhack is struggling mightily to keep Biden on the plus side.

      He now only has it 49.4-46.2 but he resorted to a little Kommie Kory math but adjusting the 50-50 YouGov poll to 52-50.

      Aug. 18-20
      YouGov
      B+
      2,142 A 1.29 50% 50% 52% 50%

      You can make this sh-t upl

    74. Wes says:

      The other way to look at that, Phil, is that a Biden-friendly network had to almost replicate the 2012 turnout model just to get Biden to a tepid 50-48 showing.

      Let that sink in.

    75. Dylan says:

      Do you think the duty free store has anything decent in Kabul?

    76. jason says:

      Shot glasses with the Taliban logo are a hot item.

    77. lisab says:

      Do you think the duty free store has anything decent in Kabul?
      ———————

      sure —

      2,000 armoured and unarmoured vehicles,
      including U.S. Humvees,
      and up to 40 aircraft and helicopters including UH-60 Black Hawks, scout attack helicopters, and ScanEagle military drones.

      16,000 night-vision goggles
      600,000 infantry weapons including M16 assault rifles,
      162,000 pieces of communication equipment,
      various smalls arms such as machine guns, mortars, as well as artillery pieces including howitzers

      and

      for a limited time only

      we have a special on kevlar armour and other personal protection gear

      but wait … there’s more

      act now and get free c4 explosives with any order over $50!

    78. lisab says:

      it’s raining in massachusetts

      the news channels are freaking out

      it is not a hurricane people

    79. lisab says:

      biden to speak again today

    80. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      New York Times even admitting Biden in trouble:

      “Interviews with more than 40 Democrats, lawmakers, strategists and party officials show a White House at a pivot point. If the virus continues to worsen or the situation in Afghanistan deteriorates further, many of the president’s allies fear he will lose the confidence of the moderate swing voters who lifted his party to victory in 2020.”

    81. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      NBC poll

      Biden’s handling of Afghanistan:

      25% Approve
      60% Disapprove

      “Additionally, the poll finds 53 percent of Americans approve of the president’s handling of the coronavirus (which is a 16-point drop from April) and 47 percent approve his handling of the economy (a 5-point decline from the spring).

      And just 25 percent approve of Biden’s handling of Afghanistan, while 60 percent disapprove.”

    82. jason says:

      Better late than never.

    83. jason says:

      So Gaetz got luckey….

      “MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida eloped to Southern California, marrying his girlfriend Ginger Luckey on Saturday in a small ceremony on Catalina Island.”

    84. Tgca says:

      Dumb skank Liz Cheney says:

      “Trump, Pompeo ‘Surrender’ to the Taliban Led Directly to Afghanistan Chaos”

      Trump is evidently renting space in her head still. She can’t let go of her obsession with him even though she’s totally disgraced herself with conservatives and the GOP. She’s like the girl who obsesses over a boyfriend 5 years after being dumped and just can’t let go.

      https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/08/22/liz-cheney-trump-pompeo-surrender-to-the-taliban-led-directly-to-afghanistan-chaos/

    85. Wes says:

      You’re only about nine months late for that, Truther.

    86. Tgca says:

      86

      Kamala is an idiot with her constant PC pandering on Afghanistan, as are other Libs.

      I am soooooo tired of this pandering about certain groups in Afghanistan being at risk. ANYONE that has either helped or supported the UN coalition forces the last 20 years is at immediate serious risk of torture and death.

      Men are especially at risk because they will be the 1st to be tortured and slaughtered if they fought against or supported the anti-Taleebon regime.

      I know it’s PC to say we need to protect rights of women, and of course I agree we have to influence a change in the culture to preserve the respect and rights of women with equal access to education and societal participation but if most had to choose prioritizing not going to school or choosing a career or other draconian societal expectations over being tortured or slaughtered what do you think most would choose?

      This messaging comes across to me as if there was no risk to women, then we would not care what happen to the hundreds of thousands, if not more, of men in Afghanistan, who are at serious risk of torture and death under the Taleebon.

    87. Phil says:

      Biden is not in any kind of political trouble.

      He’s essentially 50-50 in the polls and that’s after about the worst week politically imaginable. That should scare the hell out of you.

      Assuming no Americans are killed during the Berlin Airlift II (and there won’t be as the Biden administration is paying the Taliban plenty of protection money) he will get credit for pulling things out of the fire. He’ll be up in the mid 50s in no time. The media will make sure of it….and trust me, they’ll get it done. They control the message and they control what facts get reported and what doesn’t. Who did they put on Face the Nation today – Liz Cheney and a blame Trump monologue. I rest my case.

      Some of you are just plain ass delusional. You still think the political landscape is a fair playing field. The media isn’t really much of a factor blah blah blah. I get it. It’s your coping mechanism. We all want to hang on to hope –

      whether there is any or not.

    88. Wes says:

      Phil, CNN isn’t cheerleading for Biden right now.

      He’s in a lot more trouble than you realize.

    89. jason says:

      Tony Blair slams Joe Biden’s ‘imbecilic’ retreat from Afghanistan”

      Good summary.

    90. Wes says:

      One thing I’ve noticed, Phil:

      Although polls grossly overstated Biden’s vote in 2020, you seem unable to think the polls showing Biden in the high 40s or low 50s may be overstating his support.

    91. Phil says:

      Their tune will change during the next week. Just watch, Wes. Hell, you know these people. The message from CNN and the rest will drastically go in the other direction. It’s what they do.

    92. Phil says:

      95

      You do hae a point about the 2020 polls inflating Democratic support. I will concede you that much.

    93. Tgca says:

      So my guess is Liz Cheney doesn’t want to jeopardize her status on the Jan. 6th Commission by supporting those who think Biden has caused the greatest fiasco in probably 100+ years in putting American citizens at risk.

      If Afghanistan continues to deteriorate and American lives are lost or they are held hostage, there will definitely be a push for Biden’s impeachment that even the gay SC Senator Graham has made clear should be an option due to dereliction of duty…and he was a friend of Biden too.

      Cheney cannot seriously support an impeachment for Biden or call for him to step down without jeopardizing her role on that Commission, and I would bet that is not something she is not going to put at risk no matter how many Americans die because her obsession with Trump appears to far outweigh her concern for American lives in Afghanistan.

    94. Tgca says:

      I disagree Phil. All else equal, the MSM will always shill for Biden and play down failures and scandals but this is an enormous 24/7 ratings booster for them so they can’t ignore it.

      If there’s one thing I learned about the MSM, they will sacrifice ANYBODY for the viewers, prestige, and revenues it will bring them to cover a disaster if this magnitude. This is the kind of story that can make people’s career and bring them good or much better fortune so if it means throwing Biden under the bus, then so be it.

      We’re not talking a story that dies out in a week, this could have great repercussions for months if Americans are at serious risk in a foreign country while American leadership either abandons them or cant help them after causing their hardship.

    95. jason says:

      CNN “news” headline, not in the opinion section.

      “Arizona’s sham ‘audit’ report due to GOP-led state Senate on Monday”

      CNN is free to have opinions on the audit. After the results our out, they can have articles quoting various opinions on it, and opinion pieces on it.

      But by calling it an “audit” in quotes and a “sham” in the news section they are just doing a state run Pravda like routine.

    96. jason says:

      so if it means throwing Biden under the bus, then so be it”

      The MSM is far from throwing Biden under the bus. It is rife with articles and opinions covering for Biden and blaming Trump. People like Liz Cheney and others running interference for Trump get top billing.

      They have very little onsite coverage of the crisis, if this was under Trump’s watch they would have massive coverage at the airport. There would be thousands of videos of the suffering and the incompetence rather than just a few snippets smuggled out.

      They cannot ignore the crisis, that is correct. They can’t sweep it under the rug like they do with Hunter Biden. Tens of thousands of American lives are involved, and the press in other countries are covering it, so they can’t put a lid on it. They are forced to be more negative than they would like.

      What they can do is keep issuing rescue polls for Biden and pretending this is Trump’s fault rather than Biden’s, and putting forth the theory that no other outcome was possible. They can’t keep reminding people that yes the American people did want to get out of Afghanistan, what is the problem?

      But throwing Biden under the bus is not what is happening.

      I just went to MSNBC. Of the 12 “front page’ headlines, one is about Afghanistan, not critical of Biden, just about ISIS warning keeping Americans from airport.

      The main headline is “Covid wars: how the far right is targeting school teachers”

      Then we have:

      “How FOX News is keeping the pandemic going, one segment at a time”

      “One statistic on why Ron DeSantis is making FL a Covid catastrophe”

      “Dan Patric falsely blames COVID on unvaccinated black Texans”

    97. jason says:

      Seems like ABC left this answer out of their interview with Biden, wonder why?

      BIDEN: Look, that’s like askin’ my deceased son Beau, who spent six months in Kosovo and a year in Iraq as a Navy captain and then major– I mean, as an Army major. And, you know, I’m sure h– he had regrets comin’ out of Afganista– I mean, out of Iraq.

      He had regrets to what’s– how– how it’s going. But the idea– what’s the alternative? The alternative is why are we staying in Afghanistan? Why are we there? Don’t you think that the one– you know who’s most disappointed in us getting out? Russia and China. They’d love us to continue to have to–”

      Probably because…

      “Beau Biden served in Iraq in 2009 with the US Army Delaware Army National Guard, and worked in Kosovo two decades ago following the country’s war with Serbia.”

    98. Tgca says:

      Actually, I just read through a bunch of analytical data last week reported in early August and though the MSM won’t cover it extensively, the unvaccinated in many of the states are driven by AA and Latinos and not by non-Hispanic whites.

      Here is FL, less than 20% of AA are fully vaccinated where something like 28% is vaccinated compared to 52% non-Hispanic whites and 44% Latinos.

      Now that does not mean AA ate spreading the virus, it just shoots down the narrative of who the largest group of unvaccinated folks really are in various states.

    99. Tgca says:

      MSNBC is the oven etwork trying to defend Biden but I’ve seen a number of video clips from other stations criticizing Biden and implying he’s out of touch.

      I think more will come after him if this crisis worsens because again, ratings and fame have no loyalty to politicians.

    100. jason says:

      Scary.

      Asked by Chris Wallace if Biden knew what was going on in Afghanistan, Blinken does not answer ‘yes” and instead goes off on unrelated tangent.

    101. jason says:

      MSNBC is the oven etwork trying to defend Biden but I’ve seen a number of video clips from other stations criticizing Biden and implying he’s out of touch.”

      Nah.

      They are all trying to defend Biden.

      You can’t blame them for the fact it is difficult.

      But I checked the ABC news site. One mention of Afghanistan on the front page.

      Here are the headlines.

      COVID-19 live updates: Jesse Jackson in hospital
      Henri cuts short Manilow set at NYC concert
      16 dead, dozens missing in ‘unbelievable’ flooding
      7 killed at Kabul airport
      Court blocks governor’s fight to slow COVID surge
      Hiker dies in Death Valley, heatstroke suspected
      Radio host who was vaccine skeptic dies of COVID
      At least 8 killed in flash floods; dozens missing
      1st cruise ship in months sails from California
      5 reasons the FDA should fully OK COVID vaccines
      Filly escapes racetrack, runs on Kentucky highway
      Reese, GM of Titans’ Super Bowl team, dies at 73

    102. Tina says:

      Chris Wallace, you need to defend the Biden Administratiom,

      Answers like this are not helping me stay loyal.

      WALLACE: “Does the president not know what’s going on?”

      BLINKEN: “This is an incredibly emotional time for many of us.”

    103. jason says:

      How goes it Tina?

    104. jason says:

      How many times have you voted to recall Newsome?

    105. jason says:

      I hate to tell ya Tina, you been gone so long and all that, but I beat you to it on that Blinken quote by 4 minutes.

      So do we have a nickname for hapless Biden yet?

    106. Tina says:

      I am fine, I am busy with the recall efforts

      I need a break too, but wanted to say a quick “hello” to everyone,

    107. Tgca says:

      106

      Well, I could see why Henri cutting short a Manilow concert is of great concern to the nation over what’s going on in Afghanistan.

    108. jason says:

      I read here at HHR there could not have been any fraud…

      “Almost 15 million mail-in ballots were unaccounted for in the 2020 presidential election, and more than a million more ballots were undeliverable, according to a new study.

      The Public Interest Legal Foundation, a conservative watchdog group on election integrity, released a research brief Wednesday assessing the effect of mass mail-in balloting in an election with a close presidential race in key battleground states such as Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin.

      “These figures detail how the 2020 push to mail voting needs to be a one-year experiment,” J. Christian Adams, president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, said in a public statement.

      The report found that 1.1 million mail-in ballots were undeliverable for various reasons. Election officials rejected another 560,814 mail-in ballots.

      Another 14.7 million mailed ballots met an “unknown” fate, the report says.

      Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the presidential race with an Electoral College victory of 306 to 232 after winning Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin by 0.6 percentage points or less.

      A Washington Post analysis in February found that flipping fewer than 43,000 votes across those three states could have changed the election outcome. In the nationwide popular vote, Biden received 81,268,924 votes to Trump’s 74,216,154—a margin of 7,052,770 votes.”

    109. Tina says:

      My recommendations:

      A perimeter around Kabul Airport.

      Retake Bagram Air base, which should have never been abandoned in the first place.

      Quit printing empty visa documents.

      No Commericsl pilots need to be involved here, we don’t want jebots flying planes here,

      Quick strike forces to recover our people.

    110. jason says:

      Welcome back Tina, I hope you stick around.

      We are in a concerted effort here to keep Bitter from going woke, and can use any help we can get.

    111. Tgca says:

      See below currently vaccinated % by state as of Aug 2nd for 42 states + DC. I guess they did not have data for 9 states. Source is below.

      1st column is White % vaccinated
      2nd column is AA % vaccinated
      3rd column is Latino% vaccinated

      On average the percentage of whites vaccinated over AA and Latino is 1.1 to 1.3 which is significant differences meaning AA and Latinos are lagging getting vaccinated.

      Even though the volume of non-Hispanic whites is greater in the population, AA and Latinos tend to live in more congested areas so this could mean a larger spread of Covid by a smaller segment of the population but I’ve not seen exact stats on that yet. We did see earlier on that in FL, the areas with the most Covid were the more congested and populated areas.

      US. 49. 38. 43
      AL. 34. 34. 30
      AK. 39. 48. 31
      AZ. 46. 33. 27
      CA. 61. 46. 45
      CO. 61. 49. 31
      CT. 65. 45. 53
      DE. 53. 40. 45
      DC. 44. 34. 47
      FL. 52. 28. 44
      GA. 41. 36. 35
      ID. 30. 35. 23
      IN. 46. 36. 39
      IA. 48. 24. 31
      KS. 41. 35. 38
      KY. 42. 37 NR
      LA. 40. 40. 42
      MD. 62. 53. 56
      MA. 69. 58. 53
      MI. 40. 30. 35
      MN. 56. 43. 44
      MS. 38. 39. 33
      MO. 41. 35. 52
      NV. 39. 29. 39
      NM. 66. 49. 53
      NY. 53. 39. 50
      NC. 47. 41. 41
      ND. 58. 38. 44
      OH. 48. 36. 42
      OK. 36. 29. 30
      OR. 55. 73. 38
      PA. 45. 30. 28
      RI. 61. 47. 49
      SC. 37. 33. 35
      SD. 46. 22. 35
      TN. 37. 33. 41
      TX. 46. 35. 42
      UT. 48 33. 38
      VT. 72. 54. 89
      VA. 53. 48. 55
      WA. 51. 49. 41
      WV. 45. 44. NR
      WI. 51. 34. 40

      https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/latest-data-on-covid-19-vaccinations-race-ethnicity/

    112. Tina says:

      Demented cheney should not blame trump. Everyone, except this beotch wanted to end Afghanistan, it went on too long and it’s just another Bush Failure.

      The trump plan did not look like Biden’s plan.

      Kash Patel was in charge of the trump plan, which was handed to this sheot in officr.

    113. jason says:

      Bagram should have been the evacuation center, not Kabul Airport.

      It was already a secure military site, with many more facilities to handle/house both the US troops and other people.

      The US should establish some other perimeters such as a stadium that allows for helicopter landings at other sites around the city so people don’t have to travel so far.

    114. Tgca says:

      Here are the same vaccinated Covid states listed above broken down by US regional best fit.

      Northeast/MidAtlantic
      CT. 65. 45. 53
      DE. 53. 40. 45
      DC. 44. 34. 47
      MD. 62. 53. 56
      MA. 69. 58. 53
      NY. 53. 39. 50
      PA. 45. 30. 28
      RI. 61. 47. 49
      VT. 72. 54. 89

      The vaccinated discrepancy against whites for AA is 9% to 15% in these states with big states like NY and PA with larger portions of AA , greater than 1 million showing 14% to 15% lag not vaccinated compared to non-Hispanic white. Some similarities with Latinos not being vaccinated lagging whites but not always as high as AA variances.

      Midwest
      IN. 46. 36. 39
      IA. 48. 24. 31
      KS. 41. 35. 38
      MI. 40. 30. 35
      MN. 56. 43. 44
      MO. 41. 35. 52
      ND. 58. 38. 44
      OH. 48. 36. 42
      SD. 46. 22. 35
      WI. 51. 34. 40

      Again, the larger states with minority populations are lagging whites often by 10% or more.

      South
      AL. 34. 34. 30
      FL. 52. 28. 44
      GA. 41. 36. 35
      KY. 42. 37 NR
      LA. 40. 40. 42
      MS. 38. 39. 33
      NC. 47. 41. 41
      OK. 36. 29. 30
      SC. 37. 33. 35
      TN. 37. 33. 41
      TX. 46. 35. 42
      VA. 53. 48. 55
      WV. 45. 44. NR

      Many states in the south shows minorities either lesser or equal to whites in vaccination rates.

      West
      AK. 39. 48. 31
      AZ. 46. 33. 27
      CA. 61. 46. 45
      CO. 61. 49. 31
      ID. 30. 35. 23
      NV. 39. 29. 39
      NM. 66. 49. 53
      OR. 55. 73. 38
      WA. 51. 49. 41

      The west shows some results where again minorities lag whites and large variances in certain states like AZ, CA, and NM.

    115. Tgca says:

      Here are the same vaccinated Covid states listed above broken down by best political leaning.

      Dem 19 states
      CA. 61. 46. 45
      CO. 61. 49. 31
      CT. 65. 45. 53
      DE. 53. 40. 45
      DC. 44. 34. 47
      MD. 62. 53. 56
      MA. 69. 58. 53
      MI. 40. 30. 35
      MN. 56. 43. 44
      NV. 39. 29. 39
      NM. 66. 49. 53
      NY. 53. 39. 50
      OR. 55. 73. 38
      PA. 45. 30. 28
      RI. 61. 47. 49
      VT. 72. 54. 89
      VA. 53. 48. 55
      WA. 51. 49. 41
      WI. 51. 34. 40

      Large states like CA, NY, PA and even smaller states like CT and MD with significant (25%+) minority population are also showing large discrepancies in vaccinated populations in comparison to non-Hispanic whites.

      GOP 23 states
      AL. 34. 34. 30
      AK. 39. 48. 31
      AZ. 46. 33. 27
      FL. 52. 28. 44
      GA. 41. 36. 35
      ID. 30. 35. 23
      IN. 46. 36. 39
      IA. 48. 24. 31
      KS. 41. 35. 38
      KY. 42. 37 NR
      LA. 40. 40. 42
      MO. 41. 35. 52
      MS. 38. 39. 33
      NC. 47. 41. 41
      ND. 58. 38. 44
      OH. 48. 36. 42
      OK. 36. 29. 30
      SC. 37. 33. 35
      SD. 46. 22. 35
      TN. 37. 33. 41
      TX. 46. 35. 42
      UT. 48 33. 38
      WV. 45. 44. NR

      In these GOP southern states, minorities are lagging whites by vaccination % too, consistently in larger states as seen in other states, regardless of politics.

    116. Tgca says:

      There definitely is some reservations among AA for the vaccination and that has to be better understood as unfortunately AA have suffered significantly higher incidents of serious Covid illness, as reported earlier on but not sure where that is in the last couple of months.

    117. Phil says:

      Good to hear from You, Tina, missed you, girl.

    118. Tina says:

      Hi,Phil, I took a long break here.

    119. Phil says:

      Don’t be a stranger! Hope the recall efforts pay off out there.

    120. Tgca says:

      Now that Tina is back, I can depart HHR – take a sabbatical.

      No need for both of us to be here.

      Sorry Bitter! Don’t be begging me to stay if Tina’s got it covered.

    121. jason says:

      Tgca, we need you in the struggle to keep Bitter from going woke, so sorry, no sabbatical.

      – HHR Management

    122. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Brit Hume
      @brithume
      “Not sure I agree with calls for firing of Biden advisors Sullivan, Blinken, Austin & Milley. What good would a new set of advisors do when it’s increasingly evident he did not listen to those he has? Too bad for them they now have to try not to contradict his lies too obviously.”

    123. Bitterlaw says:

      Welcome back, Tina. I am not now, nor have I ever been, woke. Stay anyway.

      I will never ask Tgca to return. I made that mistake once.

    124. jason says:

      I am not now, nor have I ever been, woke.”

      Translation: Bitter refuses to state he will not become woke.

    125. jason says:

      “Not sure I agree with calls for firing of Biden advisors Sullivan, Blinken, Austin & Milley. What good would a new set of advisors do when it’s increasingly evident he did not listen to those he has?”

      I think Brit is very wrong here.

      There people present a danger. I don’t know anything about Sullivan, but Blinken is incompetent and Austin and Milley are more concerned about being woke than anything else.

    126. jason says:

      So DeSantis and Abbott are right after all…

      “In a piece written for New York Magazine, which is not exactly a bastion of right-wing thought, author David Zweig asserts that the supposed science supporting the imposition of mask mandates isn’t as solid as the left would have us believe. For starters, he brought up a large-scale study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which analyzed the spread of COVID-19 in schools.

      ” Distancing, hybrid models, classroom barriers, HEPA filters, and, most notably, requiring student masking were each found to not have a statistically significant benefit. In other words, these measures could not be said to be effective.

      The author points to similar results found in European nations such as Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and others. Each of these nations has not required children to wear face masks. The article notes that “there’s no evidence of more outbreaks in schools in those countries relative to schools in the U.S.”

    127. Bitterlaw says:

      115 and 126 Jason says he is trying to prevent me from going woke. This is an admission that I am not woke. Baby steps.

      I will never be woke. Unlike Jason, I know what the word never means and will honor my promise to never be woke.

    128. Dylan says:

      Hume, Rove and really even Brett Baer need to go.
      I turn the Tube off when they appear They are always wrong on everything (well, In Brett’s case—he just touts the Murdock company line)

    129. Tina says:

      Those 3 losers promoted the Afghanistan war and the 20 year,s.

      They are Bush drones to the end,

    130. Tgca says:

      127. SDC

      I disagree. At this level, there has to be accountability.

      Milley, Blinken, and Austin have been too busy pushing a woke agenda and not keeping an eye on what really matters.

      They we’re not able to influence Biden through direct and indirect means and now we have a crisis on our hands that has severe national security consequences for decades to come and may result in the largest loss of American civilian lives or create a hostage situation unlike any other in a 100 years.

    131. jason says:

      Bitter feels it necessary to write many posts about how he is not woke, wasn’t woke, won’t be woke.

      Doth protest too much?

    132. Tgca says:

      Further, regarding Austin, Blinken, and Milley, these men FAILED the nation. I do not see how they can stay in an advisory role to POTUS after this major fiasco. Who will trust their judgment prospectively, certainly not many of our international allies?

      Biden looks like an old stubborn fool and these senior level advisors on national security allowed him to create this quagmire. They should have threatened to resign if they knew this would be the likely outcome.

      So they are either stoopid and incompetent to foresee what most could or they were negligent in their counsel and refused to resign in honor to protect the US.

      My gut feeling is if they threatened to resign, the administration would have thought this through much more vigorously.

    133. jason says:

      Hume, Rove and really even Brett Baer need to go.”

      I have no problem with any of them. Rove has raised hundreds of millions for Rs and IMO was instrumental from having Presidents Gore and Kerry, just for that he should be canonized if he is Catholic.

      Brit and Baer might not be great Trump fans, but I prefer their version of events than anything on the leftwing MSM.

    134. Tgca says:

      128

      We’re not debating Bitter asking me to return, we’re debating Bitter BEGGING me not to go.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-l5FyA3pgo

    135. Tina says:

      Rove bungled the Ga run off with dumb ads

    136. Tina says:

      Phuq you, you dementia patient, why did you close Bagram?

      “Let me be clear, the evacuation of thousands of people from Kabul is going to be hard and painful no matter when we started; when we began,” President Biden says. “There is no way to evacuate this many people without pain and loss … my heart aches for those people.'”

      -China Biden

    137. jason says:

      This is an admission that I am not woke”

      I like to give credit when it is due.

      I think you have made progress, you went to the meeting even if goaded, and you seem less inclined to attack those who oppose woke culture as virtual signaling and instead of trying to minimize the dangers of woke culture and corporate wokiness by making it about watching sports or drinking you have been attacking it as dangerous.

      But we don’t want any relapses so I think it is important Tgca and Tina stay around, I don’t want all the responsibility to fall on me.

    138. jason says:

      drinking Coke.

    139. jason says:

      Tina says:
      August 22, 2021 at 5:12 pm

      Rove bungled the Ga run off with dumb ads”

      Don’t think so. Rs lost because not enough turned out, although the same fraud problems that existed in the GE existed in the runoff.

      I don’t think Rove’s ads caused anybody to lose, but the GA SOS probably did by basically saying a big FU your vote doesn’t count to GA Rs.

      Of course the MSM by giving Warnock a pass on his Marxist leanings and spouse abuse certainly helped his candidacy.

    140. Gordon Allen says:

      In Florida the minority population is high. The White population alone is only 57%. A real problem with COVD here is that the percentage of non whitez fully vaccinated is relatively low,and as might be expected is concentrated in Democrat urban areas .
      In our gated,overwhelming white area ( and Republican) there is virtually no sign of Covd. For some reason blacks and Hispanics – the latter who 50% vote Republican- are resistant to taking vaccines. I don’t know why

    141. jason says:

      I think the racist vaccinations centers won’t give it to them because DeSantis told them not to.

    142. Tina says:

      Well Bitterlaw’s BFF, Fraudci, blamed Republicans for not being vaccinated.

      (I have been MIA for awhile,so maybe B is now a anti fraudci?

    143. Tina says:

      Didn’t the dementia patient say that there was access just two days ago?

      Can Sos Blinked and the fat slob at DOD confirm whether the access is blocked or not?

      Ryan Browne
      @rabrowne75
      · 2h
      .@kileycnn from Kabul: “there is no access to the airport at the moment”

    144. Tina says:

      Maybe the other fat slob, Woke Milley, can confirm,

      Do we even have competent generals anymore?

    145. jason says:

      Barbara Streisand worried about “right wing money” in the Newsome recall.

      “The California recall of Governor Newsom is a perversion of the laws intent. It is funded by big right wing money aimed at eroding public health protections. Vote No. Mail your ballot today.”

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

      “Hollywood is pouring money into the midterm elections, with A-listers such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Barbra Streisand all coughing up blockbuster bucks.

      The donations are largely aimed at keeping the Senate in Democratic hands. Republicans, who have the political winds at their backs, need to pick up six seats to win control of the upper chamber.

      Streisand, a longtime Democratic donor, opened her checkbook in several competitive Senate races, according to Federal Election Commission data collected and analyzed by The Hill.”

    146. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason is Fauci’s BFF. I just know he was a doctor that Donald Trump relied upon and trusted. Tina’s credibility regarding Dr. Fauci was shot when her very first post about him was that he supported Hillary Clinton.

    147. Tina says:

      I just remember you being pro Fraudci, despite a million changing positions. The biggest one being the lie he told about it not being a lab leak.

    148. jason says:

      Blinken: Leaving Americans to get to the Kabul airport on their own is “the best way to do this.”

      Imagine if Pompeo said this…

    149. jason says:

      Jason is Fauci’s BFF”

      Zzzzzzz….. GFY.

      I supported his role as one of the members of the bi-partisan task force appointed by Trump, specifically to give advice on how to reduce the death rate.

      I was critical of those that called him a fraud and a Democrat as a reason to oppose him.

      I thought it was stupid to elevate him to COVID czar and breathlessly relay every comment he made to the MSM as some kind of commandment from God. Fauci never had any power to implement any policy, his role was purely advisory.

      I never supported lockdowns beyond the initial “smooth out the curve”, or any of the other restrictions and mandates.

      I also laugh at those that are critical of Fauci without acknowledging Trump appointed him, gave him plenty of TV time, and kept him on the task force for the entire time.

    150. jason says:

      The Taliban, all of them together, plus every Al Qaeda fighter in the world, do not pose the threat to the United States that Trump or Trumpist extremists do. Let’s maintain our perspective.

      David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) August 20, 2021″

      Normal.

    151. Tina says:

      Lol, is this serious, or a joke.

      Quote Tweet

      Senator Rand Paul
      @RandPaul
      · 7m
      Mike Mullen on Afghanistan: ‘I thought we could turn it around, obviously, I was wrong,’ says former Joint Chiefs chairman – CNNPolitics https://cnn.com/2021/08/22/politics/mike-mullen-afghanistan/index.html

    152. Tina says:

      Jimmy Failla
      @jimmyfailla
      · 18m
      JUST got back from vacay and it appears you guys are being a bit harsh on Joe Biden. Aside from Afghanistan, covid, inflation, border security, crime, schools, small businesses, and his pledge to unify the country, the guy is doing a pretty good job.

    153. jason says:

      “An Afghan woman was reportedly set on fire by Taliban fighters because they weren’t satisfied with a meal she prepared, according to The Telegraph.”

      Normal

    154. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – Why can’t you understand that Trump did not make mistakes? Tariffs and trade wars are bad. Trumpy tariffs and trade wars were good. Dr. Fauci is bad. Trumpy Dr. Fauci was good.

    155. jason says:

      Fortunately, we have read here that the MSM has no influence on elections.

      “LA Times Publishes Racist Column Referring to Larry Elder As ‘Black Face of White Supremacy”

    156. jason says:

      Jason – Why can’t you understand that Trump did not make mistakes? Tariffs and trade wars are bad. Trumpy tariffs and trade wars were good. Dr. Fauci is bad. Trumpy Dr. Fauci was good.”

      I know. I just have to keep reminding myself.

      Big deficit spending is bad. Trump’s deficit spending was ok.

      Donating to Dems is bad. Trump donating to Dems was ok.

      I will try to remember.

    157. mnw says:

      Hi, Tina

      Great to see you back, old friend!

    158. Tgca says:

      Barbra Streisand is a fotha muckin’ skank who thinks it’s ok for grown men to have sex with children, as evidenced in an interview she gave in 2019 where she stated with respect to accusations of Michael Jackson’s in his defense, I guess she assumed they were true, that:

      “his sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has.”

      “You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard them say, they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them,” she added.

      https://www.indiewire.com/2019/03/barbra-streisand-michael-jackson-leaving-neverland-1202053085/

    159. Tgca says:

      162

      You can replace Trump’s name with Reagan and your statement will still be true.

      People are complex.

    160. jan says:

      #158. Tina you were always the queen of satirical comments. So nice to see those comments again 🙂

    161. Tgca says:

      ABC News skewers Joe Biden and says “he’s adrift from the facts” and basically call him a liar using nice words, and contradict him on what some international leaders think of Biden admin right now.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/biden-beatdown-on-abc/

    162. Tina says:

      And What did Rona (niece of Quittens) Romney do?

      Jack Posobiec Flag of United States
      @JackPosobiec
      · 3h
      RNC Report Concludes Democrats Exploited Pandemic to Change Election Rules That Helped Biden

      https://conservativebrief.com/rnc-report-dems-49132/?utm_source=CB&utm_medium=JP

    163. Tina says:

      Jack Posobiec Flag of United States
      @JackPosobiec
      · Jun 10
      BREAKING: Labour Party member comments “At least Trump was attentive,” says Biden can’t keep up with G7 events or follow note cards, per WH official to @HumanEvents

    164. Bitterlaw says:

      I am glad to see Tina, Jan and mnw return.

    165. Tina says:

      Hi, mnw and janz.

    166. Wes says:

      Good to see you back, Tina.

      Of course I do have to rebut your statement comparing Trump to Reagan on the political front.

      Yes, Reagan began his political involvement as a staunch liberal, but his evolution was linear. He last supported a Democrat for President in 1948 and for Senate in 1950. He began espousing conservative views as the 1950s wore on, endorsing Ike twice, before officially becoming a Republican in 1962. He first ran for President in 1976 and of course won in 1980.

      By contrast, Trump was a Democrat first. He then became a Republican in 1987. He switched to the Reform Party to run in its primaries in 1999. He switched back to the Democratic Party in 2001. He became a Republican in 2009. Then he became an Independent in 2011 and teased another presidential run. Then he switched back to the GOP in 2012 ahead of his run for President in 2016. Throughout his career until he switched to a Republican for the final time, Democrats received the majority of his campaign contributions and endorsements. In 2012, he began endorsing strictly Republicans, but before that year, even Democrats not running in New York such as Tom Daschle and Ted Kennedy benefited from Trump’s support.

      Thus, while it’s easy to compare their political careers superficially, Trump and Reagan actually have as many contrasts as similarities in their respective rises to the White House.

    167. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – Thank you for the detailed analysis. Tgca, Tina, NYC and Gordon to ignore it in 3…2…1…

    168. jason says:

      Good analysis wes.

      We don’t always agree but the “Reagan and Trump are similar because Reagan was once a Democrat like Trump” is false and misleading for the reasons you state.

    169. Tina says:

      “Good to see you back, Tina.

      Of course I do have to rebut your statement comparing Trump to Reagan on the political front.”

      Hi Wes, I made no such comparison. My posts yesterday dealt with mostly with the situation in Afghanistan, and a couple about Fraudci, I think it may have been Tgca that made that comparison, however.

    170. Phil says:

      Tina, again, really great to see you back on the boards.

    171. Tina says:

      Yikes, the demented patient said to head to the airport.

      New York Post
      @nypost
      · 7h
      American citizens in Afghanistan should stay away from the international airport in Kabul, the U.S. Embassy now says https://trib.al/vlwvITo

    172. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #177- Tina
      Welcome home! We/I missed you. Hope all is well in your life. Regards, Sheeple

    173. jason says:

      Tina has only been back for a day and already in an argument?

      We love it here.

    174. jason says:

      Biden already being kicked around by the Taliban?

      Taliban spokesman: “It’s a red line. President Biden announced that on 31 August they would withdraw all their military forces… If the U.S. or U.K. were to seek additional time to continue evacuations — the answer is no. Or there would be consequences.”

    175. jason says:

      Tina, you can do better than “demented patient” but we will accept it in the interim.

    176. jason says:

      “Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has come under fire for remarks about women footballers having “flat chests” and suggesting they would not be attractive candidates for marriage.”

      Before anyone says this is sexist, Samia is a woman.

    177. jason says:

      RNC Report Concludes Democrats Exploited Pandemic to Change Election Rules That Helped Biden”

      Nah, really?

      Next will they conclude these changes in election rules made it easy to commit fraud? Amazing!

      I read here at HHR that Trump only lost because of mean tweets.

    178. jason says:

      Things are going very well.

      “Afghan staff at the US embassy in Kabul are losing faith in the evacuations, with one saying they’d rather be killed by the Taliban than return to the airport, report says”

    179. Wes says:

      I’ve been beating this drum for months now. The House is almost certain to flip. The only question at this point is by how much:

      https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/568620-democrats-fret-over-trump-district-retirements-ahead-of-midterms

    180. Country Dick Montana says:

      “The House is almost certain to flip”

      Great. And what will be done differently. Maybe a $950 billion infrastructure deal instead of $1 trillion? A $3.25 trillion omnibus bill instead of $3.5 trillion? Cut the GROWTH of govenment spending and the bureaucracy by half a percent?

      In the words of Mark Knopfler – Whoop-de (friggin)doo.

      Until we have GOP politicians with guts it doesn’t matter who wins.

    181. jason says:

      Whoop-de (friggin)doo.”

      I am glad my vote won’t be needed since it is a done deal.

      Let me know when this changes:

      “RNC Report Concludes Democrats Exploited Pandemic to Change Election Rules That Helped Biden”

      Although Phil might be able to vote in Texas, they are actually looking to reverse the wide open invitation for fraud.

      No such luck in PA.

    182. Wes says:

      We saw what having a GOP politician with guts in the White House got us from 2017 to this past January, CDM. It got us the exact same big spending that’s been prevalent for decades.

      In other words, don’t pretend you weren’t complicit in the exact thing you rail against now that Trump is no longer in office.

    183. Bitterlaw says:

      CDM – We really liked Pittsburgh. I do have a complaint – I have never been on roads with so many left exits in any other city. I am not a fan of left exits.

    184. Phil says:

      So, what happens to Americans still left in Afghanistan after the withdrawal deadline on Aug 31st? Just read an article laying out Biden’s choices

      1) pay a ransom

      2) try and rescue them

      3) just leave them behind

      Given the sheer numbers of American hostages and our lack of military footprint there rescue seems almost impossible. Biden wouldn’t have the nerve anyway even if it was doable.

      Leave them behind? Biden’s presidency would be over.

      Looks like door #1, Monty. Bad look and the Taliban can extend negotiations out as they want to string it out.

      Everyone agree that Biden goes with the first option?

    185. Tina says:

      Yikes,

      Disclose.tv
      @disclosetv
      · 1h
      JUST IN – German Foreign Minister: “The chaotic situation at #Kabul airport has worsened in the last few hours. It is extremely doubtful that all Americans can be evacuated by August 31.”

    186. Country Dick Montana says:

      Wes – Trump wasn’t trying to grow the bureaucracy or have it intrude evermore into our lives.

      He wanted a bigger and stronger Military – Got no Problem there.

      He wanted more money to protect our borders – Got no problem there (The wall, meh, may have worked may not have)

      He wanted infrastructure. – You got me there.

      After COVID he wanted money in people’s hands. – I kind of look at that as a tax rebate for those of us in the private sector that actually work so the Feds can pay their employees to control us.

      I have never said that I liked everything that he did. And if having him from 2017 to 2021 got us Biden and the rest, then good. It gave the people the opportunity to see what the Democrats were really up to. Now they can decide if they want it.

    187. Tina says:

      CCP asset.

      Sean Davis
      @seanmdav
      ·
      56m
      It’s not just that the Biden administration doesn’t know how many Americans have been evacuated or how many are still trapped. It’s that Biden doesn’t seem to care, because Americans and America’s interests simply aren’t his priority.

    188. Tina says:

      Where are biden groupies, I return, and they are mute,

      Much like GW Bush on the Afghanistan debacle.

      No more Bushes

    189. Tina says:

      More important things for them to do. Spy on Tucker and opine on the January “insurrection (Fib sheot show)

      Kayleigh McEnany
      @kayleighmcenany
      · 1h
      The Pentagon STILL cannot tell us how many Americans are stranded in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

      “I’m going to leave it at several thousand,” says the Pentagon spox.

    190. Country Dick Montana says:

      Bitter – Pittsburgh is a great City. NYC without the hassles. Sports, Arts and Food. The “Paris of the Appalachains.” As I think I have alluded to, Mrs. CDM and I have moved on. We loved it there.

      Did you get to ride the Inclines and get to the Strip District? What all did you see?

      As far as traffic is concerned, you probably did not have to merge left from the Ft. Duquesne Bridge to the Fort Pitt Tunnel during rush hour. That is a left exit, the mother of all left exits.

    191. Gordon Allen says:

      Ignorance seems to be bliss. NO President can control spending without changing entitlement criteria or benefit formulas. This requires affirmative action by Congress.
      ” Discretionary” spending has not been the problem, and half plus of that is military spending,which is probably too low.
      And percentage wise Trump did better with discretionary spending than Reagan,even with a major increase in defense spending
      Entitlement spending is the problem,and I should know.. I wonder how our current Medicare survives paying out the way it does. I’d gladly pay higher co pays,and have Social security frozen. But not by myself. You’re looking at the wrong place.

    192. Tina says:

      Does this idiot know that Karzai left office in 2014?

      US @SecBlinken: “I was on the phone with Pres Karzai [sic] the day before, heh, when he was telling me his intent, as he put it, ‘to fight to the death.’ Well, the next day he was gone.”

    193. Tina says:

      The President aka Cia asset that fled is named Ghani

      He allegedly fled with 100s of millions.

    194. Tgca says:

      Tooooo Hundwid Bishes!

      Tooooo Hundwid I thay!

    195. janz says:

      Ghani left with 4 cars, and so much cash that some of it was strewn around the airfield.

    196. janz says:

      Tina, if you’re still around, what do you think are the chances Newsom will be recalled? The latest state audit report was a disaster for him – mismanagement in so many agencies!

    197. Tina says:

      Janz, pretty good chances we will see though. It’s getting interesting.

      They appear to be in panic given their attacks on Larry Elder.

      They are now investigating him for amending an income filing form.

      Source :

      California regulators have launched an investigation into whether recall election gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder failed to properly disclose his income sources, a spokesman with the Fair Political Practices Commission confirmed on Sunday.

    198. Tgca says:

      I think Reagan was a fine president, better than most. Great? No! I would not go that far.

      Conservatives revere Reagan like Dems revere JFK. It’s more myth than fact on a number of attributes assigned to each.

      People seem to forget the daily workings and ups and downs of the presidency when it’s 40 to 60 years out and only remember what they liked most and then mount these leaders on pedestals as if they walked on water in their times when they did not.

      Both JFK and Reagan came at unique times in our history and ceased the moment to take advantage of them, JFK with the Cold War, space technology, and the start of Civil Rights movement and Reagan with the beginning of the tech age that fueled America into a new era, as well as folks tired of the dreary times of the late 60s and 70s.

      Both JFK and Reagan also had the blessing of photogenics and personality and each knew how to command an audience and work a crowd in Hollywood celebrity fashion. JFK with Camelot and Reagan with Hollywood class were instrumental in their connection with large groups of the country during times when there was much less diversity than we have today that is not beholden to one stereotype of what is presidential.

      I think the country is too culturally diverse now to go back to those days of appealing to a single stereotype of what ideally an American leader should be to all so doubtful we’ll see anyone soon that could command that level of adoration but that does not mean leaders can’t achieve equal or greater success in their administrations.

    199. Tgca says:

      I would also say that Clinton achieved good success on the domestic front after his 1st two disastrous years, partly in thanks to him being a moderate Dem who was willing to work with Newt and conservatives after 1994.

      His foreign policy in the long run was not nearly as effective and he missed an opportunity to deal with Bin Laden so that will always haunt his legacy beyond his other ethical and peccadillo antics.

    200. janz says:

      Tina, Elder recently got a round of applause for promising to end the mask and vaccine mandates. Newsom though, has money to burn, and enough fraudulent tools to throw the election, IMO.

    201. Bitterlaw says:

      CDM – It was an overnight visit. Hotel was in the Strip District. We went to the Pickleburgh Festival but did not indulge in pickles. Pitt’s campus is interesting for a city school. It covers a good sized area but has a lot of grassy areas. Other schools like NYU, GW and BYU are less like a campus and just buildings. We will be back in October. We have tickets to watch Pitt get crushed by Miami where the Steelers play.

    202. Tgca says:

      This is disgusting for a general and former NSA and CIA director to suggest sending millions of unvaccinated Trump supporters to Afghanistan with the implication, sending them to their death.

      Should we also send the AA and Latino groups that are by far the highest unvaccinated groups in the US to Afghanistan too?

      These are examples of what is wrong with the military and deep state folks responsible for the country’s safety. He disgraces the military with his statements. What military, NSA, or CIA leader would condone this idea? This is traitorous behavior of someone with that background.

      I would hope GWB and others condemn his statement publicly.

      https://thepostmillennial.com/former-nsa-and-cia-director-supports-sending-the-maga-wearing-unvaxxed-to-afghanistan?utm_campaign=64469

    203. Country Dick Montana says:

      Bitter- Picklesburg is a great time. I am surprised you didn’t enter the pickle juice drinking contest or indulge in pickle ice cream.

      One thing that I lived about Pittsburgh and you may have seen it is that the rivers are “working” rivers. Lots of barge and tug traffic. Interesting when you are on a small boat near them. Also did you know that Pittsburgh has more bridges than Venice?

    204. jason says:

      Entitlement spending is the problem,and I should know”

      Trump didn’t wanted to cut entitlement spending.

      When Paul Ryan proposed it Trump said he was opposed to it.

      He made vague comments about being willing to entertain it in his “second term”, and later walked back on it, but let’s face it, Trump was no fiscal conservative and no opponent of big government.

      Trump is a crony capitalist. Smaller government was never a priority for him.

      Let’s get real.

    205. jason says:

      I am a great fan of Trump’s Presidency. I think he was very successful in many areas, especially energy independence, rebuilding the military, deregulation, cutting taxes, even bringing about a measure of border security. He got America back to work again and under his administration minorities were the greatest beneficiaries of a strong economy, as well as small business owner, homeowners and investors.

      The fact he was fiscally irresponsible and his protectionist and isolationist policies were highly damaging to the country in the long run from a geopolitical standpoint does not detract from the fact his overall record was extremely positive, especially considering the alternative was Hillary Clinton.

      But here is what Trump was not:

      1) A doctrinaire conservative who believed in limited government, personal responsibility and free trade and enterprise as core values.
      2) A visionary with clear cut and far reaching goals such as defeating communism, breaking up the Soviet Union, and ending the Cold War.
      3) A man imbued with a great wit, character, and power of persuasion, and unparalleled communication skills.

      That is why in my view, it is foolish to compare Trump with Reagan.

      Trump is an incredible successful man in his own right. But he is no Ronald Reagan.

    206. jason says:

      I think Reagan was a fine president, better than most. Great? No! I would not go that far.”

      Greatest President in my lifetime, by far.

    207. Country Dick Montana says:

      He was no opponent of big spending, I will grant you that. I am sure that he would have preferred a smaller regulatory state. Except for regulating big tech. Which they probably need a bit of anyway.

    208. Gordon Allen says:

      Nobody,including the sainted Reagan,who in 1983 agreed to a ballooning of Social Security with the ” Greenspan Commission”, has tried to curb entitlement spending because1 Congress would do it,and2 its political suicide( see 1)
      Trump,before Covd,held non defense discretionary spending in better check than any
      ( percentage wise) than any Republican President since Eisenhower
      What does that make of other Republican Presidents,who didn’t have to face these shut down the government continuing resolutions. Were you in favor of shutting down the government by vetoing these end of the year budget resolutions?
      I don’t recall,but don’t remember that.
      Trump was a real capitalist who built things and paid people. What businesses did Reagan run?? Or Nixon. Or Ford.?? Never mind Johnson, Carter,Clinton,or Obama,or Eisenhower?? Or Biden? Trump had better capitalist credentials by far than anyone I can think of.isnt that obvious?? Or are like bitter and argue for its own sake??

    209. Tgca says:

      212

      I dunno what year Jadon was born so I can’t challenge him on his point of “greatest President in his lifetime” but if Walt said that, I would definitely challenge his assertion.

    210. Gordon Allen says:

      Wouldn’t do it. This autocorrect is horrible

    211. Tgca says:

      215

      One can go back and look at Reagan’s constant evolution over the years too, for example, the way he governed in CA contradicted some of his perceived legacy too.

    212. jason says:

      Trump was a real capitalist who built things and paid people.”

      Nah, Trump was a crony capitalist who always operated with other people’s money.

      As a “capitalist” he had massive failures too, let’s not get carried away. A lot of people lost money with Donald Trump.

      I don’t deny he was a great promoter. He had a lot of balls. He built up the Trump name so that people were willing to invest in it.

      But “real” capitalist? No.

    213. jason says:

      One can go back and look at Reagan’s constant evolution over the years too”

      Contrary to Trump, Reagan was a conservative for decades before becoming President.

      But I am not against “evolving”

      I wish Trump had “evolved”.

      He was a protectionist and isolationist 40 years ago and is still one.

    214. jason says:

      I dunno what year Jadon was born so I can’t challenge him on his point of “greatest President in his lifetime” but if Walt said that, I would definitely challenge his assertion.”

      Correct.

      In his lifetime I would say Lincoln.

    215. Tgca says:

      219

      That’s an absurd statement!

      Regardless of what you think of Trump or his politics and economics, to suggest he was not a real capitalist is idiotic.

      He has traveled the world building and growing businesses through investment strategies rather than state operation, more successfully than most men, hence, the reason he is in a relatively small circle if billionaires compared to the vast majority of business leaders. That process is by definition capitalism.

      All regulated companies use other peoples money as well. It’s called investors, and its regulated by the SEC so calling Trump out for using others money is what ALL capitalists do.

      Whether a company is private or regulated on a stock exchange, they ALL use other people’s money when they raise equity or issue debt.

      Many companies have lost money at one time or another too and decreased or vanquished investors’ investment based on the times.

      The auto companies were bailed out a decade ago and many bond holders took a beating.

      Other sectors of the economy have been bailed out over the years as well too.

      Are all those companies not “capitalistic” too?

    216. Tina says:

      Stephen Miller
      @StephenM
      ·
      6m
      There is a long & growing list of crises in America right now: open border, delta variant, inflation, crime, emboldened China, Afghanistan nightmare & many more. Biden either single-handedly created, or dramatically worsened, every one of these. He is a walking national disaster.

    217. Tgca says:

      220

      I was talking about Reagan’s policies and not his personal beliefs. His policies changed or “nuanced” over the years once he entered elected politics.

      Actually, it is not a bad idea to evolve over time with policies depending on the times and challenges. Being too rigid can lead to many catastrophes as we’ve seen in history, including what we are seeing now in Afghanistan.

      Most companies evolve their policies or business models over time too or they would not survive.

    218. jason says:

      Good, so I assume you will stop taking cheap shots at Reagan, and then I can stop calling you on the BS.

    219. jason says:

      Are all those companies not “capitalistic” too?

      “capitalistic” maybe. I think since you put in in quotes you are that sure either.

      Real capitalists? No.

      “to suggest he was not a real capitalist is idiotic.”

      Trump is a classic crony capitalist.

      You can call that being a “real capitalist”. I don’t.

    220. jason says:

      I think it is funny that people that keep denigrating Reagan like Tgca at the same time are offended when you refuse to compare Trump with Reagan.

      If Reagan was not a great President, why do you want to keep comparing Trump to him?

    221. jason says:

      He was no opponent of big spending, I will grant you that. I am sure that he would have preferred a smaller regulatory state.”

      Yes, a smaller regulatory state is good for business, and Trump is pro-business.

    222. jason says:

      Many companies have lost money at one time or another too”

      This is certainly true. And Trump has certainly lost more than most.

      Trump Steaks

      GoTrump

      Trump Airlines

      Trump Vodka

      Trump Mortgage

      Trump: The Game

      Trump Magazine

      Trump University

      Trump Ice

      The New Jersey Generals

      Tour de Trump

      Trump Network

      Trumped!

      Trump Taj Mahal

      Trump’s Castle

      Trump Plaza Casinos

      Trump Plaza Hotel

      Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts

      Trump Entertainment Resorts

    223. Tina says:

      Enema opposes $3.5 trillion budget.

      Let’s see what Rinos bail out Ccp and watch Mitchie fail to keep his shop in order.

    224. Tgca says:

      229

      Those are Trump brands from a consolidated empire and no different than many companies discontinuing product lines or subsidiaries for lackluster or poor sales or incompatibility business fit over many decades.

      Most companies have discontinued product lines or spun off subsidiaries at one time or another so Trump is in good company.

      Again, Trump has been one of the most successful men that ever walked this earth, more successful than most so it’s silly to try and criticize his success.

      There are roughly 3,000 billionaires in a world of 7.9 billion folks. If you factor in only the adult population, then that’s roughly 5.3 billion adults.

      For nearly every 2 million adults in the world, there is one billionaire. In the US, that number is 1 billionaire for nearly every 300,000 adults.

      This makes Trump 99.9997% and 99.99995% more successful than American adults and world adults, respectively.

      99.99% of CEOs would love to be in that select club is my guess.

    225. jason says:

      Nobody denied Trump has been more successful than not.

      I actually said early on in Trump’s candidacy I thought having a real business person as president as opposed to someone like Obama who had never run a lemonade stand would be a positive development. It was later that I decided I didn’t think he was fit for office.

      Again, he was a good President with a lot of real accomplishments, for which I give him credit for and why I voted for him in 2020. If I were still voting and there was an R primary tomorrow in PA I would vote for him over any other R being considered.

      But I don’t think he is a small government guy, I don’t think he has core conservative values and I think he is a crony capitalist.

      If you can’t accept that then GFY.

    226. jason says:

      Awww, AOC unhappy with Sinema…

      Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
      @AOC
      Good luck tanking your own party’s investment on childcare, climate action, and infrastructure while presuming you’ll survive a 3 vote House margin – especially after choosing to exclude members of color from negotiations and calling that a “bipartisan accomplishment.”

    227. jason says:

      AOC just called Sinema a racist?

      Pass the popcorn.

    228. Wes says:

      Here’s one for you, Tg: Body Bags (1993) directed by John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper and featuring cameos from just about every horror and B-movie actor from the ’50s through the ’80s.

    229. Country Dick Montana says:

      I love it when politicians call spending money they don’t have an “investment.”

    230. jason says:

      So AOC, why don’t you tank the bi partisan infrastructure boondoggle?

      After all, you think it is racist.

    231. jason says:

      LA Times reporter is probably wrong, the problem is Latinos do know what is going on.

      “Jean Guerrero
      @jeanguerre
      Democratic outreach to Latino voters on the California recall election is not working. I’ve been speaking to young Latinxs and almost none of them have any idea what is going on. This is really, really bad.”

    232. jason says:

      I don’t really think most young latinos want to be woke.

    233. NYCmike says:

      “We saw what having a GOP politician with guts in the White House got us from 2017 to this past January, CDM. It got us the exact same big spending that’s been prevalent for decades.”

      -So, by your logic, if Trump had to deal with the 1994 Republican Congress, he would have vetoed the budgets that Clinton signed?

      If only Ryan/McConnell, the leaders of the 2017-18 Republican Congress, had sent him smaller budgets………your opinion could have been proven when Trump vetoed them and sent them back with the message “More spending or you’re fired!!”.

      But alas, that did not happen!

    234. NYCmike says:

      Oddly enough, I could have invested in Trump’s stock…….but chose not to.

      I could also have invested in GE, but chose not to.

      I could also have invested in Apple, but DANG IT, chose not to.

      Then again, if someone invested in Apple in 1980, and held it, it lost quite a lot of value before its huge turnaround.

      Trump used the laws/rules/regulations he was legally allowed to use. He was no different than most other capitalists, except for the fact that he ended up having the cojones to run for political office as a Republican, and remaining himself once elected. Still today, he is calling out the weakness of the liberal Democrats and the WOKE crowd!

    235. Wes says:

      By your logic, the President has no role in the lawmaking process, Mikey. Isn’t it amazing how Presidents have been involved in the process for centuries, but suddenly from 2017 to 2021, the President was just a bystander with no input.

      I’m not shocked a New Yorker with some kind of weird fascination with Schumer would have such a complete lack of knowledge of how Washington actually works.

      Once again, when did Dr. Zaius lobotomize you?

    236. NYCmike says:

      “By your logic, the President has no role in the lawmaking process….”

      -He does have a constitutional role in the lawmaking process. Sign or veto the bill sent to him/her.

      Is that not correct?

    237. Country Dick Montana says:

      WESCON 2

    238. NYCmike says:

      Of course the President will try to influence the process, nobody denies that.

      That doesn’t mean Congress has to listen.

    239. NYCmike says:

      CDM with the Alert System Notification.

      Thank you! We will send that encrypted to all corners of “Deadenderstan”.

    240. Wes says:

      And if the President feels Congress is spending too much, he options mentioned in the Constitution, Mikey: an outright veto, a pocket veto, or letting the bill become law without his signature.

      Which of these did Trump exercise?

    241. Country Dick Montana says:

      I am hardly a deadender, at least by the definition here. I simply want our elected officials to follow the Constitution and law as written.

    242. NYCmike says:

      Trump went along with Congress…….which, for about the 100th time, I’ll write that it was one of his main failings.

      Of course, the same people, including you, would call any Republican President who let the government shut down due to differences over too much $$$ being spent would eviscerate that person as being a “deadender” and other such nonsensical names.

      At this point, I am fine with Trump and the Republican Congress spending what they did, as the larger war against Woke-ism and socialism and multiculturalism will partially be won by buying off enough people to get past the Democratic Party/media/Big Tech opponent, if we are ever in that position again. Eventually though, I would like to see Republicans who are more sane when it comes to spending. Unfortunately, incumbency tends to lead most of those Republicans elected to become comfortable with an ever-growing federal government.

    243. Wes says:

      In case you forgot, Mikey, the US does not operate under a parliamentary system. Power isn’t concentrated in the legislative branch of the government but split among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

      By the way, when Barack Obama was President, Paul Ryan created the Ryan Budget and advocated sequestration as a means of controlling federal expenditures. He doesn’t exactly strike me the Robert Byrd type you and CDM are trying to paint him as.

      Of course you could acknowledge the fact that a sitting President has as much of an influence on bill passage as Congress, but I’m clearly asking too much.

      You were also hoping Mitch McConnell would lose to Matt Bevin in 2014 when the “fiscally responsible” Tea Party was attacking him for refusing to advocate pork-barrel projects that would have benefited his state, so I don’t really find you credible as a fiscal hawk.

    244. DW says:

      The predictions I made about Biden are coming true, unfortunately, and now with Taliban and worse pouring into our country, we can just count the days before more skyscrapers full of people are dropped.

      Unless Biden has a deal with Taliban, where they just go to rural areas for their slaughter and avoid the cities. That’s probably what it is.

      In the mean time, most Americans are still more worked up that people like me refuse to celebrate someone who hires a hack doctor to mutilate his or her genitals.

      But that’s not the way America works. You don’t have to celebrate the person and work of Jesus Christ, and I don’t have to celebrate your desire to have your genitals mutilated.

    245. Tina says:

      Don’t worry, Rinos will want them here very soon.

      Josh Caplan
      @joshdcaplan
      ·
      2h
      SKY NEWS: Person on no-fly list flown into U.K. during Afghanistan evacuation operation

    246. Tina says:

      Twitchy Team
      @TwitchyTeam
      ·
      1h
      What?

      BIDEN: “She [Kamala] happens to be in Asia for me right now, but that’s why we have a female Vice President of the United States of America, who’s gonna be, we’re gonna have some presidents pretty soon.”

    247. Tina says:

      Jeff Carlson
      @themarketswork
      ·
      1m
      Reminder

      Jeff Carlson
      @themarketswork
      · Aug 21
      Responsibility for this entire tragedy lies not only with Biden, but with Corporate Media & Big Tech that ran interference for him during the election.

      All the complicit reporters — you know who you are… twitter.com/SkyNews/status…

    248. Country Dick Montana says:

      Wes – I don’t think that I have every mentioned Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell. I have discussed spendthrift politicians including the GOP as well as the how it all fits in the Constitution. The bills start in Congress. The President signs or vetoes. I have agreed with you the Trump was complicit. You simply go in and on about how “Things work in Washington.” Gingrich sent Clinton a balanced budget. Mitchel and Ryan did not send one.

    249. Wes says:

      That’s true, CDM. Congress worked off the proposal Trump sent them.

      Of course know-nothing blowhards like Rush Limbaugh criticized congressional Republicans for the 1998 budget even though it provided for the defense programs that enabled GWB to prosecute the War on Terror, so maybe the problem is with the GOP base as much as with the politicians when it comes to spending.

      Yes, Congress has overspent under Republicans as much as under Democrats, but electing big-spending populists like Donald Trump isn’t going to help things.

      How about this? Why don’t Republicans elect a Warren Harding type who will actually advocate decreasing federal expenditures. Then with a President leading by example, maybe the GOP can finally start getting the country’s fiscal house in order.

      I’m probably asking too much, but that seems to me the way to do it.

    250. Country Dick Montana says:

      Wes – Elect a Warren Harding type. We are now on the same page. I read “The Forgotten Depression” about the deep recession of 1920 and 1921. Harding pretty much left things alone and it only lasted 18 months as opposed to FDR and Obama’s messes. Of course Hoover was Harding Sec of Commerce. Who knew.

      Actually you and I agree more than we don’t. Especially with regard to social norms and religion. Like I said, is it too much to ask for SC to simply follow the Constitution?

    251. jason says:

      I have agreed with you the Trump was complicit.”

      That’s an improvement on NYC who thinks “Trump just signs the bills”.

      But he is consistent, he will sell out any of his “conservative” principles in a nanosecond as long as Trump is selling them out too.

      “Tariffs and trade wars are bad. Trumpy tariffs and trade wars were good.

      Dr. Fauci is bad. Trumpy Dr. Fauci was good.

      Big deficit spending is bad. Trump’s deficit spending was ok.

      Donating to Dems is bad. Trump donating to Dems was ok.”

      Like I said, consistent.

    252. jason says:

      Some people live in an alternate universe.

      I wonder if they have global warming there.

      “Psaki: “First of all, I think it is irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not.”

    253. jason says:

      Isn’t it amazing how Presidents have been involved in the process for centuries, but suddenly from 2017 to 2021, the President was just a bystander with no input.”

      Yes, absolutely fascinating.

      But just remember.

      Big spending bad. Trump big spending good.

    254. lisab says:

      reagan spent like a drunken sailor for his time.

    255. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Great add:

      “Unlike Joe Biden, your MyPillow will never abandon you in the middle of the night.”

    256. NYCmike says:

      “Isn’t it amazing how Presidents have been involved in the process for centuries, but suddenly from 2017 to 2021, the President was just a bystander with no input.””

      -Got it.

      So Congress went along with a big spender………..because they had to??

    257. lisab says:

      trump’s big problem with spending is that

      because he was inexperienced in washington

      he tried to actually work WITH ryan and pelosi on working together

      neither ryan nor pelosi had any intention of helping trump build the wall or any of his other priorities that conflicted with their priorities

      trump got rolled because he acted like he was still in the private sector and there would be consequences for ryan and pelosi if they did not cooperate.

    258. Tina says:

      I remember when we had the late 2018/early 2019 Gubment shutdown and many Hhrers were having meltdowns here.

    259. Tina says:

      I confused Putzaki said today that no Americans are stranded in Krapistan.

      Two hours later, the DoD admits that Americans are trapped,

    260. Marv says:

      Hey Tina,

      Nice to see you have returned. I haven’t posted lately either, but I visit here everyday.

      How have you been.

    261. lisab says:

      This makes Trump 99.9997% and 99.99995% more successful than American adults and world adults, respectively.
      ———————————

      moreover, he is arguably the most successful gop president in 100 years

      personally i would rank eisenhower more favourably,

      but he does not have much competition.

    262. Marv says:

      #266 Tina,

      Austin and Miley don’t appear to want to cover for the WH anymore

    263. Marv says:

      lisab,

      Ike should be considered great just for Overlord alone.

    264. lisab says:

      Ike should be considered great just for Overlord alone.
      —————–

      as a general yes, but as president he was the one who started breaking up jim crow at the state level

      the guy had guts

    265. Tina says:

      Eisenhower was the best R, Lisab.

      Then Reagan.

      At least post ww 2.

    266. Tina says:

      Hi Marv.

      It’s a Sheotfest for sure.

      The same gubment that gave us Comedy and Mcrape.

    267. jason says:

      So Congress went along with a big spender………..because they had to??”

      No, they just read his interviews where he said

      “Just run the presses — print money”

      or

      Donald Trump declared Monday the U.S. never has to default on debt “because you print the money,”

      or

      “I’m the king of debt. I’m great with debt. Nobody knows debt better than me,” Trump told Norah O’Donnell in an interview that aired on “CBS This Morning.”

      They got the message.

    268. Tina says:

      This is very alarming, please put the refugees all in Delaware.

      Nick Short ??
      @PoliticalShort
      ·
      1h
      According to
      @RepMalliotakis
      , less than 10% of the 37,000 individuals the U.S. has evacuated out of Afghanistan so far are American citizens.

    269. Marv says:

      Tina,

      Been to the Aloha state lately?

    270. jason says:

      Eisenhower was an overrated moron who should never have been close to the Presidency like Carter and Obama.

    271. Tina says:

      Marv, nope. I have not traveled in almost 2 years

      I won’t go on an airplane. And I don’t wish to wear masks for extended period,

    272. jason says:

      Put Truman on that list too.

    273. jason says:

      The Brits thought Eisenhower was a moron. They were right.

    274. jason says:

      CBS News and YouGov released the results of a poll on Sunday showing that the vast majority of Americans believed that President Biden handled the Afghanistan withdrawal badly. In fact, three-fourths of Americans felt the president’s handled the situation either “somewhat badly” or “very badly.”

      About 21 percent of respondents indicated they believed Biden handled the withdrawal “somewhat well,” while a paltry five percent think he handled it “very well.”

      Can we have the names and addresses of the 5% that think Biden handled this very well?

      It should be worth a fortune if you are selling swampland in Florida.

    275. jason says:

      Ok, ok, I would trade Biden for Eisenhower anytime.

      It is all relative.

    276. jason says:

      Biden tells Americans in the path of hurricane Henri to not forget to wear masks.

      Which brings up the question what has a better chance in a hurricane, a mask or a fart.

    277. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Looking back over the past year, 57% of voters believe that shutting down businesses and locking down society did more harm than good. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 36% disagree and 17% are not sure.”

    278. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      284. “Republicans overwhelmingly think the lockdowns did more harm than good. Independents, by a 49% to 26% margin, tend to agree. Most Democrats (52%) take the opposite view.

      However, there is a divide between White Democrats and other Democrats.

      Most White Democrats (58%) reject the idea that the lockdowns did more harm than good.
      Among Black Democrats, 51% agree that the lockdowns did more harm than good.
      Among Other Democrats, 56% think the lockdowns did more harm than good.”

    279. jason says:

      “Jill Biden’s press secretary called on Fox News host Rachel Campos-Duffy and the network to apologize on Monday for saying that the first lady had failed the country by allowing Joe Biden to run for president.”

      Actually this is true. She had to know Biden’s true mental condition.

    280. Bitterlaw says:

      I’m not sure Biden would be making the right decisions 20 years ago, either.

    281. jason says:

      Out of incompetence, not out of his mental decline.

    282. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason and I agree but a fight may still break out.

    283. jason says:

      Jill is guiltier than Joe. He might not be aware of his condition, but she is.

    284. jason says:

      I don’t think we agree.

    285. Bitterlaw says:

      We both agree that Biden was incompetent regardless of his current decline. GFY

    286. jason says:

      Hey, ma…looks promising.

    287. jason says:

      Silverhack has Biden approval tied at 47.4/47.4

      But it took some work.

      Ras 44-55 was “adjusted” to 47-49.

    288. Tgca says:

      Test

      NJ 302
      NY 279
      MS 279
      LA 266

    289. Tgca says:

      1 NJ 302
      2 NY 279
      3 MS 279
      4 LA 266
      5 MA 264
      6 RI 261
      7 AZ 258
      8 AL 249
      9 CT 234
      10 SD 233
      11 AR 228
      12 PA 220
      13 MI 215
      14 NM 215
      15 IN 213
      16 GA 212
      17 ND 209
      18 NV 209
      19 IL 208
      20 FL 205
      21 SC 203
      22 IA 199
      23 OK 197
      24 TX 195
      25 TN 195
      26 DE 193
      27 KS 191
      28 MO 178
      29 OH 178
      30 KY 172
      31 WV 171
      32 MT 167
      33 CA 166
      34 MD 165
      35 DC 164
      36 WI 145
      37 WY 144
      38 MN 140
      39 VA 138
      40 NC 137
      41 ID 130
      42 CO 123
      43 NB 120
      44 NH 104
      45 WA 85
      46 UT 82
      47 OR 74
      48 ME 69
      49 AK 60
      50 VT 44
      51 HI 42

    290. Tgca says:

      1 NJ 302
      2 NY 279
      3 MS 279
      4 LA 266
      5 MA 264
      6 RI 261
      7 AZ 258
      8 AL 249
      9 CT 234
      10 SD 233
      11 AR 228
      12 PA 220
      13 MI 215
      14 NM 215
      15 IN 213
      16 GA 212
      17 ND 209
      18 NV 209
      19 IL 208
      20 FL 205
      21 SC 203
      22 IA 199
      23 OK 197
      24 TX 195
      25 TN 195
      26 DE 193
      27 KS 191
      28 MO 178
      29 OH 178
      30 KY 172
      31 WV 171
      32 MT 167
      33 CA 166
      34 MD 165
      35 DC 164
      36 WI 145
      37 WY 144
      38 MN 140
      39 VA 138
      40 NC 137
      41 ID 130
      42 CO 123
      43 NB 120
      44 NH 104
      45 WA 85
      46 UT 82
      47 OR 74
      48 ME 69
      49 AK 60
      50 VT 44
      51 HI 42