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    Trump Leads Biden By 2% Nationally

    In the first poll taken completely after the Republicans resounding victory in Virginia on Tuesday night, Emerson College is claiming Donald Trump would hold a lead nationally over Joe Biden in a rematch of the 2020 election.

    PRESIDENT – NATIONAL (Emerson)
    Donald Trump (R) 45%
    Joe Biden (D-inc) 43%

    This poll was done November 3-4 among 1000 registered voters.

    Posted by Dave at 6:20 pm
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    206 Responses to “Trump Leads Biden By 2% Nationally”

    1. jason says:

      Let’s go brandon

    2. Wes says:

      Not really a surprise since Biden makes Jimmy Carter look like a great President.

    3. Wes says:

      To further discussion about the VA results from Tuesday, I’m glad Republicans swept, but they need to figure out how to get Warner and Kaine out of the Senate. Both are to the Left of the median voter in VA, yet a series of lackluster candidates since 2012–sans Ed Gillespie in 2014, who could have won had Republicans not bought into the false narrative that Warner was unbeatable–has ensured VA has two Senators diametrically opposed to the Commonwealth’s political center of gravity.

    4. Wes says:

      I just looked up the Republican who won the Seattle Attorney position over a moonbat who makes Bernie Sanders look center right. Ann Davison has an interesting political bio morphing from a down-the-line liberal to a moderate Republican as the Democrats have shifted into Hugo Chavez territory. Maybe the takeaway is that extreme polarization is a turnoff even in Moonbat Central.

      Of course the fact that Davison is physically reasonably attractive probably didn’t hurt against her not nearly so attractive opponent.

    5. Scooterboy says:

      For the first time ever, Republicans have passed Democrat’s in party registration in Florida

      Thanks Scott Pressler.

    6. Tina says:

      The Babylon Bee
      @TheBabylonBee
      · 4h
      Report: Hillary Clinton Tried To Prove Trump Was Colluding With Russians By Colluding With Russians
      https://babylonbee.com/news/hillary-clinton-proves-trumps-russian-collusion-by-colluding-with-russians

    7. Gordon Allen says:

      #5. Not surprised. Increasingly Florida is moving away from being a swing state to being a RED State.
      Trump has helped greatly,as has DeSantis. The Florida legislature has been RED for ages it seems,and no one running as a Democrat has been elected Governor since 1994. Consistent good government pays dividends over the years

    8. Phil says:

      Gordon,

      Exactly right

    9. Cash Cow TM says:

      DW,

      Very happy for you down there in VA as to how the election turned out.

      Cow was a little high in thinking the Rs might end up with 54 or more.

      But I will take 51 or 52.

    10. Cash Cow TM says:

      “In October, just 12% of U.S. adults rated public health issues like the coronavirus as a top national priority, down from 20% in February.

      Meantime, two-thirds of the country, including majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents, say that “inflation is a very big concern for me.”

      Americans are also closely watching the pandemic-era job market, where businesses struggle to find enough workers while millions of people remain unemployed: the Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that 73% of adults want political leaders to focus their attention on jobs and economic growth.”

    11. Cash Cow TM says:

      ” Nearly nine in 10 Democrats favor tax hikes for the wealthy, 76% say that climate change should be the top concern for every country, while 78 percent say “it is too easy to access guns.”

      On the other side of the political spectrum, 95% of Republicans support at least one of the party’s core principles: prioritizing the economy over all other issues, vigilance over inflation, tax cuts, and government deregulation.

      They are also less likely than Democrats and independents are to support government efforts to combat the coronavirus. About half of Republicans — 51% — oppose requirements for protective masks in schools, while 44% support them. In comparison, only 8% of Democrats and 30% of independents oppose school mask mandates. “

    12. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      How woke! The very rich meet to decide how to become richer by scr–ing the middle class in the name of “saving” the planet:

      “About 400 private jets will fly into Glasgow for the climate talks, prompting accusations of hypocrisy against world leaders and captains of industry.

      Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, led the parade in his £48 million Gulf Stream, with the Prince of Wales, Prince Albert of Monaco and dozens of “green-minded” chief executives also arriving by private plane.

      Charles is believed to have travelled from Rome, where he had been attending the G20 alongside Boris Johnson. It is thought he flew via RAF Brize Norton, where he may have picked up the Duchess of Cornwall.

      A Clarence House spokesman defended the prince’s decision to fly to the climate conference. He said: “His Royal Highness has personally campaigned for a shift towards sustainable aviation fuel”

    13. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I am by no means committed to supporting Trump in 2024, versus DiSantis, but the strong point to Trump running again is he could point out how strong and vibrant the economy was when he was president, and how Biden subsequently destroyed it. Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again” would definite resonate in a 2024 campaign. It might be better to go with a candidate in 2024 with a proven economic track record. I will put up with Trump’s peccadillos in exchange for his economic policies.

    14. Bitterlaw says:

      Here is a truly horrible story. Not only did he kill 2 women, he violated dead girls and women between 9 and 100 in a morgue.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10171061/Mother-one-tells-horror-thought-David-Fuller-violating-darling-girl.html

    15. mnw says:

      BL

      Out of curiosity, why did you post that?

      When you’re strange, faces come out of the rain, when you’re stra-a-nge…

    16. Tina says:

      House Rinos helped too get the infrastructure bill to pass.

    17. Bitterlaw says:

      mnw – It is always good to remind others that there is pure evil in the world.

    18. mnw says:

      Uh… sure thing, BL!

    19. Wes says:

      We already know there’s pure evil in the world, Bitter. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) still exists.

    20. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So Biden is now begging the Arab countries and Putin to provide oil and natural gas to the U.S., since he wants to shut down U.S fossil fuel production. How pathetic — assume Biden already is Putin’s favor president ever:

      “In September White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the administration would “continue to speak to international partners, including OPEC, on the importance of competitive markets and setting prices and doing more to support the recovery.” And in August, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said OPEC+’s rate of oil production increases was “simply not enough.”
      The move has angered the domestic oil industry, which helped the U.S. achieve energy independence under President Trump that has slipped under Biden, who has rolled out tougher policies for energy companies and has shut down major pipelines.
      Harold Hamm, the founder of Continental Resources, blasted the ask during an interview with FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto on Tuesday.
      “He’s calling OPEC for more. You know, and they’re calling on Russia for more gas. What’s wrong with that picture? As I said the other day, that all they need do is be making local calls,” he stressed.”

    21. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So where are the board trolls? They were swooning over Biden when he was a candidate in 2020. Are they going to show up on the board and defend their stupid saphead of a president?

      The Republicans swept the election in Virginia, and came close to winning the governorship in very blue New Jersey. Just wait until the 2022 elections. I guess at this point we are only going to get the Zombie troll’s flybys.

      Whats interesting is I live in an area that voted 70-80% for Biden. No one is defending him now; most just shake their heads and acknowledge that Biden is not fit to govern. I cannot remember Democrats so demoralized.

    22. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #17- Tina
      It’s so disappointing that 13 GOP Congresscritters put the Infrastructure Bill over the top.
      In all my decades following politics, I cannot recollect such a thing happening before on such a critical piece of legislation.
      Seven of the 13 votes came from the PA(1), NJ(2) and NYS(4) corridor and one from each of Ohio(Gonzalez), Michigan(Upton), Alaska(Young), West Virginia(McKinley), Nebraska(Bacon) and Illinois(Kinzinger).

      This shows me that Kevin McCarthy would probably not be a strong GOP Speaker of the House if Congressional Republicans prevail in 2022.
      He should have and could have enforced Party discipline to make Pelosi continue to twist in the wind awhile.
      The legislation itself is 90% pathetic!

    23. jason says:

      Not so sure the 13 Rs voting for it was such a bad thing. Remember, this got 19 GOP votes in the senate.

      The Dems had the votes to pass it alone, don’t be fooled, the 6 progressives voted against it because their votes were not needed. Pelosi only put it to a vote because she had the votes, if not it would have been delayed again. The bipartisan bill was going to pass sooner or later anyway.

      Now the GOP can put to rest the narrative that they oppose anything the Dems propose no matter what. It strengthens Manchin’s and Sinema’s position too.

    24. Wobbles says:

      ” where are the board trolls?”

      I am here.

      I will drive by later to call jason a MAGA and talk about Trump.

      Let’s go Biden!

    25. jason says:

      This shows me that Kevin McCarthy would probably not be a strong GOP Speaker of the House if Congressional Republicans prevail in 2022. He should have and could have enforced Party discipline to make Pelosi continue to twist in the wind awhile.”

      Party discipline has its limits, as even Pelosi can testify.

    26. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #24- jason
      IMO, a bit of wishful thinking on your part. The Dems will continue to plow ahead, attempt to break the filibuster, call all but themselves racists etc.
      Remember what Adam Kizinger said after he was gerrymandered-out in Illinois: “.. but I’ve been so helpful to them and cannot understand why they would do this to me.”

      I hope your thoughts are right, but zebras don’t change their stripes!

    27. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      I am not a fan of Matt Gaetz(R-FL), but he makes a salient point here.
      Why not “punish” someone like Kathko by assigning him to the Wildlife and Fisheries Committee!?

      Matt Gaetz
      @mattgaetz
      ·
      36m
      There have been 5 defining votes for Republicans in the 117th Congress:
      – Impeachment
      – J6 Committee
      – Remove MTG
      – Bannon
      – Biden Spending Bill

      @RepJohnKatko
      voted against us on all of them.

      He is the GOP lead on the Homeland Security Committee, with support from “Leadership.”

    28. jason says:

      I hope your thoughts are right, but zebras don’t change their stripes!”

      Elections have consequences. The bipartisan boondoggle and the Democrat boondoggle were always going to pass anyway because the Dems have a majority in the House and Senate. Just a question of when.

      By allowing the bipartisan bill to pass with some R votes, the main argument for doing away with the filibuster, that Rs are obstructing their own bipartisan bill that 19 R senators voted for and obstructing everything else too, has fallen by the wayside.

      I would not even be surprised some of those R votes were with the blessing of McCarthy.

    29. jason says:

      The people Amoral Scumbag thinks represent the R party…..

      “Though the dead Kennedys didn’t make an appearance in Dallas on Tuesday, that didn’t deter a faction of QAnon supporters expecting the return of the political dynasty, who now have a new target for their affection, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

      “When the Kennedys failed to appear during the Tuesday gathering, some started to posit that the reveal might still happen at a Rolling Stones concert coincidentally happening in the city that evening. When this also didn’t happen, QAnon accounts on Telegram and Twitter started to speculate that Richards was actually the 35th president, and if 1993 movie Wayne’s World 2 taught the world anything, it’s that “Keith Richards cannot be killed by conventional weapons.”

      These people represent the R party as much as Amoral Scumbag does.

    30. jason says:

      Woke corporate America.

      Hello, and welcome to Microsoft Ignite. We’ve got a big day ahead! And lots in store for you.

      “First, we want to acknowledge that the land where the Microsoft campus is situated was traditionally occupied by Sammamish, the Duwasmish, the Snoqualmie, the Muckleshoot, the Snohomish, the Tulalip, and other Coast Salish peoples since time immemorial. A people that are still here, continuing to honor and to bring to light their ancient heritage.

      “My name is Allison Wines, I’m a senior program manager in our developer tools division. I’m an Asian white female, with dark brown hair,wearing a red sleeveless top.”

    31. Tina says:

      Ned Ryun
      @nedryun
      ·
      2h
      Always bank on the GOP snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Days after the stunning win in VA they vote to give Pelosi and Biden a massive win on the Gateway to the Green New Deal. . . McCarthy must go. He’s not a strong leader at all. Nor is he committed to America First.

    32. Tina says:

      Sheeple, McCarthy is feeble, as is Mitchie.

      Pathetic leadership.

    33. jason says:

      McCarthy is now a RINO?

      Will the last true conservative please turn off the lights?

    34. Tina says:

      Don’t deflect for their poor leadership.

    35. jason says:

      Days after the stunning win in VA they vote to give Pelosi and Biden a massive win on the Gateway to the Green New Deal. ”

      BS. The Dems passed it because they have a majority in Congress.

      Anyone who thinks had all Rs voted against it that it would not have passed is a moron. The Dems who voted against it would not have done so it it was in danger.

    36. jason says:

      If we are being honest, @LeaderMcConnell
      actually voted for the bill and had almost 50% of his conference cuck with him. Kinda hard for @GOPLeader
      to whip votes when 19 Senators already provided political cover under the guise of bipartisanship.”

      My point exactly. This was a bipartisan bill that almost half the R senate caucus voted for.

      Blaming McCarthy for the fact some Rs voted for it is asinine.

    37. jason says:

      Always bank on the GOP snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.”

      Zzzzzz….

      There was no “victory”. Dems have the majority. They didn’t need any GOP votes. The GOP didn’t “snatch” a damm thing.

    38. Tina says:

      The senate Rs cucked prior to the election debacle or the drats

      The House Rinos cucked after the election.

      But helping Biden at all costs is their agenda.

      Primary all of them

    39. Tina says:

      Exactly.

      illo Retweeted

      Nick Short ??
      @PoliticalShort
      ·
      2h
      13 Republicans voted in favor of the $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill while 6 Democrats voted against it. The vote was 228-206. Had the Republicans stood unanimously against the bill, six Democrat defections would have defeated it.

    40. jason says:

      13 Republicans voted in favor of the $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill while 6 Democrats voted against it. The vote was 228-206. Had the Republicans stood unanimously against the bill, six Democrat defections would have defeated it.”

      BS.

      Pelosi only put it up for a vote because she had the votes. If the squad’s votes were needed, she would either have a guarantee they would switch to yes or she would have pulled the vote.

      That is the way it works. Pelosi was running zero risk and anyone who thinks the result was not known beforehand is an idiot.

    41. SoHope says:

      Sitting at a long layover in Doha, Qatar. Three week trip to Egypt, Greece, and Turkey. Anyone with post-covid advice for those destinations?

    42. jason says:

      The senate Rs cucked prior to the election debacle or the drats

      The House Rinos cucked after the election.

      But helping Biden at all costs is their agenda.

      Primary all of them”

      Assumes the GOP is relevant when it isn’t.

      Had the Ds nuked the filibuster, they could pass 10 trillion in infrastructure, HR1, blanket amnesty, medicare for all, you name it.

    43. jason says:

      Anyone with post-covid advice for those destinations?”

      The lamb is excellent in all of them.

    44. jason says:

      Of the three, the food is best in Turkey, followed by Greece and then Egypt, but it is good in all three.

      Now the women….huh, better stop here.

    45. SoHope says:

      I’m super stoked about the food. I did 2 weeks in India and loved the food but after a week was ready for a nice steak or burger. I like that there will be some variety over the next few weeks.

    46. Cash Cow TM says:

      Real Infrastructure bill vote which passed
      228 Yes to 206 No:

      ************************************

      The communist Ds who voted NO were:

      –Jamaal [standing-tall] Bowman (NY-16)
      –Cori [let-me-show-you-my] Bush (MO-1)
      –[Whackadoodle] AOC (NY-14)
      –Ilhan [ill-in-the-head] Omar (MN-5)
      –Ayann {Elvis] Pressly (MA-7)
      –Rahida [no-brains-abide-a] Tlaib (MI-13)

      13 Rs voted for the bill:
      –including McKinley (WV-1)
      *******************************************
      No R representative from any former confederate states voted for it, which PROVES that all Rs are:

      (pick one or more)
      –racists!
      –don’t care about jobs!
      –don’t care about improving the economy!
      –are just playing politics!
      –don’t care about improving broadband for the PEOPLE!
      –want more people to die on crumbling highways and bridges!
      –hate everyone who has or wants water and sewer systems!
      –are orange-man Trump sycophants!
      –oppose abortion! (had to throw this one in…)
      –hate immigrants! (this too)

      ######################################
      [But none of the above things apply to the 4 D members of the Squad + the other 2 D whack jobs that voted NO]

    47. SoHope says:

      Speaking of the ladies….going to definitely do some nightlife in Athens. I am going to wait and see how Istanbul feels.

    48. Cash Cow TM says:

      Wondering if the CBO scored the
      Transportation Infrastructure bill
      for it’s impact on
      “Man-Made GlowBull Warming” and the negative impact on “environment”.

      –improvements in highways that increase use of motor vehicles
      –all that manufacturing of plastic and metal pipes for water and sewer lines
      –manufacturing of all that steel for bridges
      –enviro damage to the world for more electric car batteries
      –all the trees chopped down to make paper to write the law, all the regulations, all the compliance verification and paperwork involving all the myriad of projects
      –the horrors of broadband communication towers ruining the landscape
      –the amount of copper and fiberoptic cables that must be manufactured
      –the increased use of diesel fuel necessary fuel heavy equipment needed for construction of all these projects
      –the NOISE that will be created during construction
      –etc.

    49. Cash Cow TM says:

      “…going to wait and see how Istanbul feels.”

      #################################################
      do you mean how Stan the Bull feels?

      Cow can tell you that…FANTASTIC!

    50. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      jason & Bitter
      As you can see if you open the below link, Statewide races in PA are once again being “stolen” after Election Day.. In the State Supreme Court race, a once approximate 200,000 GOP lead is now below 50,000 and the Democrat candidate has forged ahead by 0ver 6,000 votes in one of the two Commonwealth Court positions.

      I scoured the State Election information site and could not find how many votes are still outstanding and from which Counties.
      Do you have any idea?

      https://www.electionreturns.pa.gov/

    51. Tina says:

      She is a disaster

      Nikki Haley
      @NikkiHaley
      · Jun 18
      The people of New York elected @NMalliotakis to stand up for freedom and against The Squad’s radical agenda.

      I’m proud to endorse her because she’s a fighter who won’t back down.
      Show this thread

    52. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #54- Tina
      She’s scared about her re-election chances.
      Schumer received a ton of money for NY in the Infrastructure Package and a NO vote would have ruined her career.
      The one thing I admire about the Democrats is that they are willing to walk the plank even if doing so ends their careers. See Obamacare.

    53. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      I think he gets into the NH Senate Race:

      “Republican Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire says that a decision could come as early as next week on whether he’ll run for the Senate next year in a race that could ultimately decide whether the GOP wins back control the chamber in the 2022 midterm elections.”

      “Sununu, in an exclusive interview with Fox News ahead of his lively address Friday night at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership summit in Las Vegas, said that “my sense is that I’ll probably come to some decision in the next week or so. Maybe sooner.””(H/T: Cer at RRH)

      What say all of you?

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-hampshire-sununu-decision-2022-senate-run-next-week-or-so

    54. jason says:

      I think if it was a no he would have announced already.

      A yes is more involved, you have to line up donors and give some thought on what you are going to run on.

      Just a guess. I hope he runs.

    55. mnw says:

      19 GOP senators had already voted to pass the infrastructure bill which the House passed last night.

      At this point, I can see both pros & cons for the GOP permitting the bill to pass.

      When the DEMs say something has “bipartisan support,” it generally means all the DEMs plus Adam Kinzinger. But in this case, the infrastructure bill really did have significant GOP support– 19 GOP senators is quite different from Adam Kinzinger & a couple of other lame ducks.

    56. Bitterlaw says:

      I had a fine breakfast at Cracker Barrell. Jason would have been angry there was only 1 sausage and 2 slices of bacon.

    57. jason says:

      I’m super stoked about the food. I did 2 weeks in India and loved the food but after a week was ready for a nice steak or burger. I like that there will be some variety over the next few weeks.”

      Istanbul has these great little food shops where you can see the food in the window, they serve out of the pots on the stove. And Athens street food is great, the Tiropitas (feta cheese in phyllo dough pies) are delicious. Cairo? Lamb kebabs in fresh pita bread.

    58. jason says:

      I had a fine breakfast at Cracker Barrell.”

      Those elitist Cracker Barrel restaurants in Radnor spell Barrel with two ls so show they are better than the other Cracker Barrels.

    59. Bitterlaw says:

      First, it was a typo. Second, it was near Williamsport. GFY

    60. lisab says:

      Speaking of the ladies….going to definitely do some nightlife in Athens. I am going to wait and see how Istanbul feels.
      ———————

      stay away from the nightlife in istanbul, unless you are traveling in a group

    61. Tina says:

      Gop-e

      John Cardillo
      @johncardillo
      ·
      40m
      Never forget McCain,
      @MittRomney
      , and every other “Republican” who assisted a Russian Intelligence operation to subvert the US presidential elections.

      They purposefully turned a blind eye to the glaring evidence in front of them because of their TDS.

    62. Tina says:

      Some good news until the Supreme Court reverses, given the con woman and the Bushie, plus the useless Chief Justice aka Souter 2.0.

      AG Jeff Landry
      @AGJeffLandry
      · 2h
      In a major win for the liberty of job creators and their employees, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit just halted the Biden Administration’s attempt to force vaccines on businesses with 100 or more workers.

    63. Tina says:

      Lol

      Jason D. Meister Flag of United States
      @jason_meister
      ·
      1h
      BREAKING: Biden’s tyrannical vaccine mandate for businesses was just halted in a federal court by a plaintiff named BRANDON. Face with tears of joy

    64. DW says:

      Recalling the account of Ancient Israel, when a plague of poisonous snakes started killing the people, Moses put up a bronze serpent on a pole, and everyone who just looked at it was healed and didn’t die. But Moses didn’t make it mandatory. No one was forced to look at it and live.

      And that was a 100% effective cure with no side effects, no breakthrough infections, etc. But it was still optional.

    65. jason says:

      First, it was a typo. Second, it was near Williamsport. GFY”

      They are biting, Ma!

    66. Bitterlaw says:

      I watched Rogue One again. I rank it in the Top 3 of Star Wars films.

    67. jason says:

      “Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, came out on Friday against President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees, saying she doesn’t think it’s the “correct” or “most effective” move.

      The Democratic governor, who is up for reelection next year, said she appreciates “the intention to keep people safe” but doesn’t think the administration’s vaccinate-or-test requirements serve as a “solution for Kansas.”

    68. Dylan says:

      Isn’t it the NRSC’s sole mission to field viable electable candidates to the senate wherever that may be, including VA? if so, why have they not fielded quality candidates to take out Kaine/Warner? Why does the national GOP perenially underfund winnable races like the NJ Governor’s race? Very frustrating

    69. jason says:

      Why does the national GOP perenially underfund winnable races like the NJ Governor’s race?”

      Let’s be honest, NJ was not considered a “winnable race”.

      But your point is fair for other races.

    70. jason says:

      Btw, the anyone besides the two A-hole jason and Bitter predict an R win in NJ?

    71. Dylan says:

      NJ was winnable from the perspective that no democrat had been reelected since 1977 to a second term and so they might have tried to pull out all the stops. Plus we are in an unfavorable current environment for democrats. I think we left money on the table. . ..

    72. Wes says:

      Dylan, despite the fact that George Allen had basically become Jim Webb’s campaign manager by the end of 2006, Republicans anointed Allen as their Senate nominee in 2012. Predictably with Republicans in the Senate suffering ridiculous setbacks across the country (see Akin and Mourdock) and Obama primed to carry VA, Allen never gained any traction against Kaine and lost worse to Kaine (47-53) than Romney lost the state to Obama (47-51).

      Ed Gillespie made a game effort against Warner in 2014, but despite the deteriorating national situation for the Dems, the GOP didn’t invest in Gillespie. The result was a heartbreakingly close .8% loss.

      In 2018, the Commonwealth doubled down on hatred of Trump, and the VAGOP did itself no favors by nominating “Confederate Corey” Stewart, who lost badly and dragged three Republican Congressmen down with him.

      Last year, Republicans were on defense in the Senate and had no resources to expend in a state Trump had no chance of winning. Even so, the Republican in the race took a respectable (for a no-shot race) 44-56 loss.

      Now that Republicans in the form of Youngkin, Sears, and Miyares have proved there is once again a path to victory statewide in VA for them, possibly the VAGOP may make a concerted effort to unseat Tim Kaine in 2024 if Biden continues his downward trajectory.

    73. Wes says:

      The CW in New Jersey was that Murphy hadn’t infuriated the North Jersey bosses and had avoided some of the more egregious Covid-related countermeasures that had negatively affected Andrew Cuomo and Gretchen Whitmer.

      No polls showed Ciattarelli within genuine competitive range of Murphy. I agree the RGA should have invested more in the race, but with VA looking like a much more winnable prize, Republicans naturally focused their efforts on the Old Dominion.

      Now with several freshman Dem Governors–in ME, CT, MI, WI, IL, NM, and NV–running in a much less favorable environment for them than 2018 was and incontrovertible evidence of the GOP’s ability to win on hostile ground because of Biden’s failure as President, I expect the RGA to work overtime to recruit electable candidates going into next year.

    74. Dylan says:

      75/76–Thanks Wes—That makes sense. So hard to lose the close ones and think “coulda shoulda woulda”

      I just wish these power brokers wouldn’t focus so much on “conventional wisdom.” Maybe we could snatch a few extra races.

    75. DW says:

      I am not sure how much more there was in NJ for the GOP to get in the statewide race. I mean when a guy spends $153 on dunkin donuts and a few signs and fliers, and takes out the president of the state senate, it suggests the GOP got about all it can get in the sewer state.

    76. mnw says:

      “Biden Considers Canceling Another Pipeline”

      All good leftwing fun and games, but I believe DEMs will pay a price for it.

      The brief career of Rep. Xochitli Torres Small (D-NM-02) is instructive. There are a lot of places where anti-oil and gas industry rhetoric just doesn’t play well. NM-02 is one of them, apparently.

      Rep. Small desperately tried to distance herself from the national party on energy issues. I mean to tell you, DESPERATELY– I saw her TV ads. She sounded just like T. Boone Pickens! Alas, to no avail.

      So, border DEMs: saddled with Biden’s green new deal energy record* AND his open border achievements. Yowsah!

      *(Biden’s energy policies will likely trouble DEMs along two different borders: Mexico AND Canada)

    77. jason says:

      WAPO Headline

      “GOP-appointed judges freeze Biden vaccine requirement..

    78. jason says:

      In all fairness to the MSM, if the ruling had gone the other way they would have said “DEM appointed judges uphold Biden….”

    79. Ameister says:

      Msm is already after the truck driver.
      Want him to resign all ready.,so iit goes according
      To script

    80. Ameister says:

      Twitter from 2009. Lol

    81. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      It is hard to find a study that shows how effective antibodies from prior infection are in preventing a new infection of COVID-19. However, here is one that is related:

      “Prior SARS-CoV-2 infection was associated with a statistically significantly lower risk for breakthrough infection among individuals receiving the BNT162b2 or mRNA-1273 vaccines in Qatar between December 21, 2020, and September 19, 2021.”

      https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34724027/

    82. Cash Cow TM says:

      DRUDGE

      “Man burst into flames after Taser used on him…”

      Marches, demonstrations and riots to start in 3…2…

    83. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Ok, what’s going on? First our trolls disappear, and now Governor Newsom has disappeared.

    84. Meldrim says:

      A few comments …

      Cow, FYI, Cori Bush and Jamaal Bowman joined The Squad when they arrived in Congress in January: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Squad_(United_States_Congress). So the six Democrat NAYs on the hard infrastructure bill (BIF) were Squad members.

      Bitter, I agree that Rogue One is one of the top-three Star Wars movies (after A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back).

      As for the Republicans who voted for the BIF, I’m of two minds. I think that there are real reasons fir some of them to have voted for the bill, given that it may be good for their district. I also agree with Jason that the bill would have been passed eventually even if no Republicans voted for it. In addition, some of the members of the GOP House caucus have gone rogue and would not be susceptible to strongarming from McCarthy; Kinzinger, Anthony Gonzalez and Tom Reed are all retiring, and if they voted for it then the bill would have passed even with all 6 Squad members opposing it. The real issue is whether the BIF passing will serve to make it more or less likely for “Build Back Better” to pass. I think that it is likelier that BBB will not pass now that “moderates” in the House and Sinema and Machin in the Senate no longer can be forced to vote for BBB lest it lead to BIF’s defeat in the House. Once the House Progressive Caucus agreed to vote for BIF even without BBB being approved, it gave up its greatest leverage and now will be at the whims of the “moderates,” and 1 in the Senate or any 4 in the House could sink tbe bill.

    85. Cash Cow TM says:

      Since it is slow here, I will provide a filler:
      ###############################################

      These are some sentences lifted from the novel I am writing.
      ******************************
      Drew drew the will.
      Will Will Wall’s will will the well wheel to Will Wells?

      Certainly, sous chef Sue surely sews shoes and sews Sioux.

      Rose rose, Neil kneeled, and Hope hoped Will will make Bob bob.

      It dawned on Dawn it was dawn when don donned duds.

      “Ho” Hope hoped Wade waded and waited.

      The fight was gigantic. Saul sawed, Pierce pierced, Lance lanced, and Claude clawed. It was so bloody that Ralph ‘ralphed’.

      Chaste Chuck chucked chicks and chased Chase’s chaise.

      Grant granted that Jack got jacked and Rob was robbed.

      Josh joshed that when Mark marked and Bill billed, Buck bucked.

      As Terry tarried and Fester festered, Carrie carried, Doug dug, Phil filled, and Moe mowed.

      When Russell rustled by–Tripp tripped, Flip flipped, Skip skipped, Dave dove and Dick ducked.

    86. Cash Cow TM says:

      Chaste Chuck chucked chicks and chased Chase’s chaise.
      *****************************************
      Actually, this is better:

      Chuck chucked Chase’s chaise and chased chaste chicks.

    87. Wes says:

      While I agree with you guys Rogue One is better than most Star Wars fare, I think that’s by default. When Solo and Rise of Skywalker are your competition, you’re inevitably going to look good.

      I like the dark, gritty feel of the movie, but the storyline is overcomplicated and turgid and forgets the Empire did detect the danger to the Death Star in Star Wars. They had simply concluded a single fighter wasn’t enough of a threat against their established defenses to destroy the station.

      It’s a good movie, but seriously there’s a feeling of pompously trying to explain something that didn’t need explanation in the story.

    88. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Joe Biden better hope Hunter Biden pulls in a lot of cash selling his crummy paintings in the next couple of years. The family’s gravy train may be coming to an end.

      If anyone doubts the polls below; all you have to do is look at the election returns from Virginia and New Jersey. Am still amazed a Republican almost won the governorship of New Jersey.

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 43%
      Disapprove 55% .
      @Rasmussen_Poll, 1,500 LV, 11/2-4

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 41%
      Disapprove 50% .
      @EmersonPolling , 1,000, 11/3-11/4

      Donald Trump 45% (+2)
      Joe Biden 43%
      @EmersonPolling
      ~ 1,000 RV ~ 11/3-11/4

      Biden Job Approval:
      Excellent/Good 36%
      Fair/Poor 61% .
      @TheZogbyPoll, 896 LV, 10/8-10

      Biden Job Approval:
      Approve 40%
      Disapprove 44% .
      @RedfieldWilton, 1,500 RV, 10/31

      Biden Administration Is…
      Competent 37%
      Incompetent 42% .
      @RedfieldWilton , 1,500 RV, 10/31

    89. jason says:

      I think that it is likelier that BBB will not pass now that “moderates” in the House and Sinema and Machin in the Senate no longer can be forced to vote for BBB lest it lead to BIF’s defeat in the House. Once the House Progressive Caucus agreed to vote for BIF even without BBB being approved, it gave up its greatest leverage and now will be at the whims of the “moderates,” and 1 in the Senate or any 4 in the House could sink tbe bill.

      I saw the dumbest Senator, Hirono, is warning Dems that they should be ready to be disappointed in BBB. I take that to mean that Manchin and Sinema and the parliamentarian are going to do some cutting.

      There are a few “moderates” in the House that say they will only vote for a bill guaranteed to pass the Senate. Any bill guaranteed to pass the Senate is not going to please the squad.

    90. jason says:

      Ladies and gentlemen, and others, the President of the United States.

      “What — like, for example, if I had — if we were all going out and having lunch together and I said, “Let’s ask whoever the — whoever is at the next table, no matter how — what restaurant we’re in — have them explain the supply chain to us.” You think they’d understand what we’re talking about?

      They’re smart people. But supply chain — “Well, why is everything backed up?” Well, it’s backed up because the people who supply the materials that end up being on our kitchen table or in our — in our fam- — our life — guess what? They’re closing those plants because they have COVID. They’re not —

      And so, it’s a complicated world that people are facing. We’ve never faced anything like this before. I mean, I’m not saying it’s the worst of every time in American history, but we never faced anything this — this, sort of, defiant of understanding of what’s going on.

      And you can understand why people are upset. And I — whether you have a PhD or you’re — or you’re working, you know, in a restaurant, it’s confusing. And so, people are understandably worried. They’re worried.

      And so, all I can say is: What I’m going to try to do is explain to the American people, as best I can —
      And, by the way, you all write for a living. I haven’t seen any one of you explain the supply chain very well. No, no, I’m not being critical. I’m being deadly earnest. When your editor says, “Explain the supply chain.” Okay? “Lots of luck in your senior year,” as my coach used to say.”

    91. jason says:

      I translated it for Biden.

      “Since you-all are too stupid to understand the supply chain, and I don’t know what is going on either, we should move on”.

    92. jason says:

      Some Dems are as delusional as the Rs that want to focus on “winning back the suburbs”. They want to win 30-40 of the rural vote to win elections. They want to win back the “beer moms”.

      Good luck with that.

      “Now, some Democratic operatives and politicians focused on rural voters say their party needs to wake up. Without investing more in organizing and outreach to address new lows with rural voters, critical elections in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and other states President Joe Biden narrowly won could slip away from the party next year. Recent struggles in states like Ohio and Iowa could solidify into ceding those places long-term.

      “What happened in Virginia and New Jersey is a warning sign for what will happen in every statewide election, either U.S. Senate or any statewide office, because the only way you win statewide in a red or purple state is by getting at latest 30 to 40 percent of the rural vote. And we used to be able to get that,” said Jane Kleeb, Nebraska Democratic Party chair. “Why don’t we anymore? We’ve completely lost touch with them.”

      Or, more bluntly: “Wine moms won’t save us. Need the beer moms,” said Irene Lin, who is managing Outagamie, Wisconsin, County Executive Tom Nelson’s Senate campaign”

    93. Meldrim says:

      If the GOP ends up with a 52-48 majority in the VA HoD, it will be because A.C. Cordoza hangs on to his 94-vote lead in the Hampton Roads HD-91 district after the recount. Looks like those “white supremacist” VA voters elected yet another black person to govern them:

      https://www.cordozaforvirginia.com/

    94. jason says:

      HD-91 was already conceded.

      “HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — After a few days of waiting for the final results of Virginia races to trickle in, control of the Virginia House of Delegates has officially swung to Republicans.

      The news comes after Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton) conceded to Republican challenger A.C. Cordoza in the House of Delegates 91st District race.

      According to the Virginia Department of Elections website, as of 10 p.m. Friday, Mugler lost by 94 votes in the three-way race.”

    95. jason says:

      Not Babylon Bee:

      “San Francisco Chronicle: Should residents tolerate burglaries and focus on barricading their homes?”

    96. mnw says:

      I thought this was interesting:

      Consumer debt is escalating at warp speed. I could post numbers, but it would bore people– suffice it to say that consumer debt escalated at a rate of .7% per month for the third quarter (i.e., the 3 months from July to Sept.)– TWICE the norm. That’s the headline number.

      The conclusion seems obvious: working class families have been trying to cope with inflation by running up their credit card balances!

      Biden’s Energy Dept Secretary may think high gasoline prices are amusing, but… will the voters who are running up VERY high interest credit card debt, just to get to work & school, ALSO be amused? Will they laugh it off because, after all, they’re just doing their fair share to stop global warming?

    97. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason : “wine moms” is a nice turn of phrase indeed. I think I’ll plagiarize its use myself in place of “soccer moms’ going forward as I know Bitter doesn’t like that description.
      We both know we’re really talking about the same subset of voters, but with a better handle. Congratulations.

    98. Tina says:

      100% of all jebots believe all 3

      Scott Adams
      @ScottAdamsSays
      ·
      2h
      The Trump administration is largely defined by three great hoaxes:

      Russia Collusion Hoax
      Fine People Hoax
      Drinking Bleach Hoax

      I’ll bet 100% of Democrats still believe at least one of the hoaxes even today. Watch the comments for “But…but…that really happened!”

    99. Tgca says:

      So woke military names US Naval vessel after Harvey Milk. It’s a replenishment oiler and not a battleship. Milk did serve in the navy for 4 years and finished his service as lieutenant junior so it’s not unreasonable in that context but I was not aware of the navy naming ships after folks who did not serve with significant distinction, other than maybe presidents.

      It appears the navy is planning to name ships after civil rights leaders. Not sure why that’s important for the navy when there are plenty of distinguished veterans who served the navy with significant distinction to choose from, to recognize their naval careers, heroic deeds, and sacrifices, as opposed to work done outside the navy.

      The issue I have here is that it is extreme pandering to the woke mob. It doesn’t seem genuine.

      Also, I’ve never been a fan of Harvey Milk mainly for three reasons, though I recognize he has his place in gay civil rights.

      1. He was purposely overly flamboyant and ostentatious which I think goes against the gay cause of showing “we’re just like you and made up of many stripes” and that it instead sent the message gay men are indeed promiscuous, flamboyant men.

      2. By today’s standards, he was a child molestor by having a relationship with a 16 year-old when he was in his 30s.

      3. He purposely outed an acquaintance for political purposes to benefit his career with positive news coverage with no respect for the guy who wished to keep his life personal and that led to conflict with the guys very religious family.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/11/07/u-s-navy-launches-ship-named-after-gay-rights-leader-harvey-milk/

    100. Tgca says:

      104

      Perhaps it should be “whines moms” instead.

      I still have no respect for these suburban ding bats who value feelings over content.

      These are the folks indirectly responsible for CRT and trans boys raping girls in schools with their stoopid political naïveté.

      They are the same voters that berate men for toxic masculinity but yet embrace men in times of conflict, like 9/11 to protect them when they’re too frightened to defend themselves.

      …and these are the same voters embracing CRT but the 1st to go all red alert when they encounter a black or latin guy alone on the street.

      These voters are fickle and unreliable converts so the GOP should use them on certain issue based elections but not waste any time trying to convert them long-term because it’s a useless cause.

    101. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #101- jason
      You are correct. In VA, HD-85 has the GOP candidate with an approximate 120 vote lead. Tomorrow, the Provisional Ballots will be counted in that Race and if the GOP wins the District, it will have 52 total House of Delegate seats.

    102. mnw says:

      I prefer “wine moms” & “beer moms” as useful descriptors. “Soccer moms” cuts across both subgroups & therefore is not as useful, imo.

      The beer moms & soccer moms don’t have identical worldviews, I suspect. Some Bucks County DEM leader recently called attention to the terrible drubbing DEMs just received from the beer moms.

    103. mnw says:

      Tg

      I didn’t know any of that about Milk.

    104. Bitterlaw says:

      Most moms I know drink beer and wine. My mom preferred vodka and gin – a major reason I stopped drinking more than 20 years ago. Not a good path for me to go down.

    105. Cash Cow TM says:

      What is the “Fine People” hoax?

    106. jason says:

      Yeah, but screw the deplorables, Rs don’t need them…

      “Virginia’s gubernatorial race this week underscored Democrats’ struggles with rural voters after yawning margins in the southwestern part of the state doomed former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) to defeat by Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin (R).

      Youngkin’s stunning victory over McAuliffe in a place the GOP hadn’t won statewide since 2009 has Democrats scrambling to shore up their defenses ahead of next year’s midterms given the race’s reputation as a bellwether. Democrats insist that if they hope to remain competitive in statewide contests in 2022, they need to lower the margins in the same kinds of sparsely populated but numerous rural counties that Youngkin won by as many as 75 points.

      “I think it was predictable. I think the party has put all their eggs in the suburban-urban basket and really has not done the kind of appropriate outreach that they need to do,” said former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), who lost her seat in a rural state in the 2018 midterms. “You can’t be a majority party in this country without doing better in rural America.””

    107. jason says:

      Most moms I know drink beer and wine.”

      LOL

      Bitter is always offended at the thought that maybe beer moms might be important to the GOP.

    108. jason says:

      The beer moms & soccer moms don’t have identical worldviews, I suspect.”

      Exactly.

    109. jason says:

      Bitter to say that we actually agree in 3, 2, 1…

    110. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason is always offended when I point out his neat categories don’t fit in the real world. I think Beer Moms and Wine Moms are the same moms.

      At least until high school, most students play several sports and not just soccer. Why not just call them Liberal Moms and Conservative Moms? Or Democrat Moms and Republican Moms? It’s more accurate.

    111. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason has not coached youth sports since 2006 like I have but he will say he knows more about the parents than I do in 3…2…1…

    112. mnw says:

      Hogan said on CNN this morning that he’s “taking a serious look” at running for Senate next year against Van Hollen.

      The more things DEMs have to worry about in ’22, the better.

    113. Meldrim says:

      Jason, I had assumed that the Democrat in HD-91 would ask for a recount after losing by only 94 votes, so I’m very pleasantly surprised to hear that she already conceded.

      Sheeple, if only provisional ballots (i’.e., ballots cast on election day by a voter that didn’t gave ID on him or who was registered as living in a different precinct but claimed to have moved) are the only ballots outstanding in HD-85, then I’m confident that the Republican’s 200+ vote margin will be sucficient to withstand the bew votes being added to the total. Is it official that they already counted the late-arriving absentees?

    114. Tgca says:

      110. MNW

      Milk is worshipped in SF and throughout the gay community because he was a martyr, and he was also in the right place at the right time when gay civil rights really started to take root and he was a key participant in that effort.

      But to me, Milk is like JFK, more myth than reality, making him a greater person after a tragic death.

      I understand his politics and disagree with many and that’s fine so I don’t wish to minimize his contributions. However, his attempt at sticking his finger in the eye of many with his flamboyance and his promiscuous lifestyle is what turned me off about him.

      Let’s face it! He would not be embraced today for many of his antics. Projecting yourself as an irresponsibly promiscuous child molestor is not someone parents want their kids to grow up and emulate.

      Like many people memorialized due to a tragic death, I think if more people knew more about Milk, they would be less enamored but many people don’t want real facts, they want to cling to mythical legends or heroes to worship.

      Maybe I’m just a small fraction of the gay community that thinks that purposeful flamboyant ostentatious gay men turn off most people with their antics-craving attention that work against their cause, and that may be why the struggle for acceptance took much longer.

    115. Bitterlaw says:

      Field hockey, softball and lacrosse moms tend to be more conservative. Volleyball moms are all over the ideological map.

    116. Tgca says:

      118

      You don’t have to coach students to know about their moms. Try working with them in the office and listening to them at work, or having them as a relative, or crossing paths with them in other everyday venues.

      People are exposed to these moms in many different settings just like they’re exposed to other groups.

      You do not have to coach the kids of liberal parents in San Francisco to understand what’s important to those liberal parents.

      It’s not like one has limited experience with them in every day life.

    117. Meldrim says:

      mnw, Gov. Hogan is far from the type of Republican that I generally support, and if he was running in, say, the Republican MD-01 CD, I would oppose him fervently. But if I lived in MD I would crawl over broken glass to vote for him against Van Hollen for the U.S. Senate. In MD, as in only (by my count) 12 other states, the choice is not between a conservative U.S. Senator who will vote with us 95% of the time and a Leftist U.S. Senator who would vote against us 95% of the time, it’s between a moderate Republican U.S. Senator who would vote with us 40%-70% of the time and a Leftist Democrat U.S. Senator who would vote against us 95% of the time. Heck, even if Hogan later switched to the Democrats, he still would be a far preferable U.S. Senator from MD than is the reflexively Leftist Van Hollen. So I would be ecstatic if Gov. Hogan ran for the Senate in 2022.

    118. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #120- Meldrim

      Yes, everything is in but the Provisionals in VA HD-85. The GOP lead is 124 votes. See link below.

      https://results.elections.virginia.gov/vaelections/2021%20November%20General/Site/Locality/VIRGINIA_BEACH_CITY/Member_House_of_Delegates_(085).html

    119. jason says:

      There are not enough provisionals to overturn the result that is why the Dem conceded.

    120. jason says:

      I think Beer Moms and Wine Moms are the same moms.”

      LOL

      And Radnor’s ultra liberal college educated white women are the same as white non-college educated deplorable women in York county.

    121. jason says:

      Jason has not coached youth sports since 2006 like I have but he will say he knows more about the parents than I do in 3…2…1…”

      LOL

      Bitter thinks the Radnor parents represent America.

      No wonder he doesn’t think there is life outside the suburbs.

    122. jason says:

      I think Beer Moms and Wine Moms are the same moms.”’

      I nominate this for the HHR Delusional Award of the month.

    123. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Biden’s approval at 38% in this just-released USA Today/Suffolk Poll. The GOP is +8 in the Congressional Generic Ballot. BOOM!

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gloomy-landscape-for-democrats-for-midterms-as-bidens-approval-drops-to-38percent-usa-today-suffolk-poll/ar-AAQqaLV?ocid=BingNewsSearch

    124. JulStol says:

      Looking like 2022 will be Sue-nami vs MoFra: the Sequel.

      Jason, get off the bench. We need all hands on deck!

    125. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #126- jason
      Different VA HD’s. The Dem. in HD#91 conceded her 94 vote loss. The Dem. in HD#85 has acknowledged his 124 vote deficit, but wants the Provisionals counted tomorrow before conceding.

    126. jason says:

      Sorry Jul, fix the corrupt and dishonest election process in PA first.

      Thanks.

    127. mnw says:

      The Hill: “Democrats Brace For Flood of Retirements After VA Rout”

      4 names are mentioned among DEMs who haven’t announced retirement yet but are apparently considered prime suspects:

      Bustos (IL); Vela (TX); Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ); and Kind (WI).

      I would add Cohen (TN), based on reports elsewhere about how he’s not raising money.

      Crist (FL) likely decided to run for guv because he was probably going to lose his House seat.

    128. jason says:

      Right Sheep, I had the wrong HD.

      But I was looking at the decided races, and there are very few provisionals where they have been counted.

      I don’t see the 124 difference being erased.

    129. jason says:

      Hopefully after he loses this time Crist will finally give up on politics.

      What a slimeball.

      This guy was a Republican governor, not MA or MD, but Florida.

      Ratings

      NRA O
      Planned Parenthood 100
      Club for Growth 0
      Human Rights Campaign 100
      AFL-CIO 93
      Teamsters 100
      NEA 100
      American Energy Alliance 0
      End Citizens United 95
      Americans for Prosperity 9
      Common Cause 87
      ACLU 100
      NAACP 100
      Progressive Punch 87
      National Taxpayer’s Union 4

    130. Wes says:

      I’m no fan of Crist, Jason, but I assume those rankings are from his congressional service and don’t include positions taken by him before he became an Obama acolyte.

    131. Bitterlaw says:

      LOL

      Jason thinks parents in any one place represent America. Radnor parents are in Radnor. York parents are in York. All parents should want the best education and safety for their children.

      Jason is becoming a lot like Robbie. Robbie acts as if Trump is still President. Jason acts as if Youngkin did not just win Virginia by doing what jason said could not be done – building upon Trump’s success AND getting more suburban voters.

    132. jason says:

      Those are 2019 and 2020 rankings, mostly 2020.

    133. jason says:

      I want points from being compared to Amoral Scumbag.

    134. jason says:

      All parents should want the best education and safety for their children.”

      Zzzzzz…. best non-sequitur of the week.

    135. jason says:

      by doing what jason said could not be done building upon Trump’s success AND getting more suburban voters”

      Maybe you can fine ONE post where I ever said that.

      No? Then admit you are a compulsive liar.

      Or did I say the GOP should focus on become a working class party with a coalition of blue collar including minorities, small business owners, rural and exurban voters with a niche strategy for the suburbs?

    136. jason says:

      Funny, Bitter says we don’t disagree but continues to post lies and mock about my positions.

    137. JulStol says:

      Jason,

      We’re not getting anything done with regards to election reform without a Republican Governor. To do that, we need to overcome Philly MoFra.

    138. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason complains about lies and then lies that I believe Radnor represents all of America. It must be his jealousy of the best school district in PA.

      I agree with Jason on what the focus of the GOP should be. He just pretends I don’t because he is an a-hole A-hole.

    139. DW says:

      Edward Durr sounds like a nice guy

      https://www.inquirer.com/politics/new-jersey/ed-durr-truck-driver-wins-election-nj-2021-20211104.html

      Refreshing to hear a politician say, “I am a nobody. Its not about me.”

    140. jason says:

      Jason,

      We’re not getting anything done with regards to election reform without a Republican Governor. To do that, we need to overcome Philly MoFra.”

      I don’t disagree. I just don’t want to be part of the present system.

      Which the Republican legislature helped create, btw.

    141. jason says:

      Jason complains about lies and then lies that I believe Radnor represents all of America.”

      If you think beer moms and wine moms are the same you must think Radnor represents America.

      I don’t see any other explanation for that kind of escape from reality.

      GFY.

    142. jason says:

      I agree with Jason on what the focus of the GOP should be”

      Hilarious, but a baldfaced lie.

    143. Wes says:

      At 58, Durr is getting a bit of a late start in politics, so he probably won’t be around too long, DW. Still, he showed a path for Republicans to win in the Sewer State. His humility is impressive. It will probably benefit him in his bid for reelection in two years

    144. jason says:

      At 58, Durr is getting a bit of a late start in politics,”

      He is no Reagan, but Reagan started his political career at like 55 and served two terms as CA governor and 2 terms as President after that.

    145. Bitterlaw says:

      I don’t know any moms who only drink beer OR only drink wine. I know moms who drink both. They are not mutually exclusive.

      I agree with Jason and he says it is a lie. He is desperate to avoid agreeing with me.

    146. Bitterlaw says:

      Is Jason the first case of YDS ( Youngkin Derangement Syndrome)? Symptoms include denying a candidate can do better with Trump’s base than Trump AND get enough suburban votes to win.

    147. Tgca says:

      In theory, of course, MOST parents want a good education for their kids. What normal parent would not?

      However, not all parents put forth the same effort to ensure their kids get a quality education that’s in their best interest.

      Where I grew up, and I’m not talking about bee-yoo-tee-ful Newark, but also in more liberal working class and middle class surrounding towns, parents were not nearly as involved or invested in their children’s education as you see in these liberal white well-to-do suburban communities. Now there may be legit reasons for that including parents balancing work-life challenges that well-to-do white suburban moms don’t struggle comparatively with but it’s just a fact that well-to-do communities focus on education is significantly greater than their less fortunate counterparts in working class communities.

      Also, as a tutor in San Francisco, and living and working there, I can tell you Asian parents value education above almost all else and compared to others groups in the city, especially the working class, that was quite evident.

      So Jadon is correct in pointing out the differences of upper class vs working class people, as well as cultural ideology and how they view various challenges including education.

    148. Tgca says:

      153

      The only reason many of these VA white suburban women came back to the GOP in this election is because of the issue with education and concern over girls being raped in school. Politically and philosophically, they don’t agree with Youngkin otherwise and doubtfully will stay the course with him.

      It was not due to Youngkin being their ideal candidate. In fact, had Tmac adopted such a strategy to do away with CRT and protect girls in schools, there is no doubt in my mind he would have kept most if not all of those Biden and Obama voters.

      I think enough of these same people would have gone for Trump too if it can came down to protecting their daughters from rape or CRT impacts. No one was expecting this to move so radically left so fast but it has with Biden and team, hence, his disastrous poll numbers.

      These suburban women are not true converts to conservative causes. They think more often like Tmac than Youngkin but Youngkin just happened to be fortunate enough to pounce on an issue that had great timing for him.

      Christie won in Jersey by dividing Dems on certain key issues and Dem corruption too, but at the end of the day, nearly all voters went back to the Dems and left Christie with an approval rating that was in the teens at the end of his term.

    149. Bitterlaw says:

      Radnor’s Homecoming King and Queen were a boy who died from a spinal cord disease and his twin sister. He was a very popular and nice boy who was in a wheelchair from a very early age. He died in 8th grade at school. His classmates were devastated. His funeral was held at the church on Villanova University campus because of the size of the crowd and the overflow crowd stayed for the entire mass in the rain. His class never forgot him and nominated him and his sister. I think that is amazing and beautiful.

      I expect Tgca to rip it but maybe he won’t.

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    151. mnw says:

      Meldrin

      I certainly agree with you about Hogan, because I’ve never been a deadender! That’s why I even held my nose with both hands & voted for McCain– had to pull that lever with my foot..

    152. mnw says:

      134 P.S.

      Correction:

      The 4 DEMs I mentioned have already announced their retirement. The Hill article was confusing in that regard, & I had barely ever heard of any of them–except for Kind (WI) whom I had read has Stage 4 cancer.

    153. Marv says:

      Hi Tina,

      How long did it take for you to feel normal after your
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    154. Tgca says:

      156

      That’s very nice that they did not forget him, and I’m sure it meant a lot to his family that he was remembered by his classmates but it’s also sounds like an act of pity, sorrow, and guilt for a tragic event that occurred years ago and that some bleeding heart individual cooked up as a campaign that others most likely felt they could not go against without looking like a jerk. I doubt hundreds of students came to this idea on their own years later.

      Do you really expect people to campaign against a young child who died tragically?

      However, realistically, what does rewarding someone with a title years after their death have to do with currently what’s going on today?

      It’s like awarding MVP for the current year to someone who died tragically 10 years ago?

      These are nice gestures that mean a lot to the family but are they really earned and make sense and match the spirit of the recognition? It appears like it’s a recognition for pity, sorrow and guilt, as opposed to accomplishment or popularity which traditionally generally these contests in High School were about until recent years where similar woke campaigns were done to reward such titles to trans folks or severely disabled folks.

      Would him and his sister have been chosen had he not had been in such a terrible situation?

      How is this different than many advocating for honoring George Floyd with speeches, recognitions, and statues?

      It’s pity, sorrow, and guilt, and though I commend people for having such compassion and remembering him, again, is it earned or are people making decisions based on FEELINGS that having nothing to do with the event?

      It does not surprise me that “feelings” in Radnor outweigh the intent of the event because this is what many here have been arguing about Radnor all alone – form over substance.

    155. Wes says:

      Bitterlaw was right. Tgca found a way to take a s hit on that high school class for honoring their dead classmate.

    156. Tina says:

      Hi Marv,

      Took 2 days from onset..

      Got shot Monday. Felt sick Tuesday. Worse Wednesday, and fine Thursday.

      This was #3. Had minor side effects with #1 and nothing with#2

    157. Tgca says:

      I expect that if Biden can no longer fulfill his duties as POTUS if his senility worsens significantly, the Dems can still nominate him in 2024 because they feel sorrow and pity for one of their own going through that terrible ordeal, and I guarantee many would vote for him still if they could, and Radnor would overwhelmingly cast votes for him, along with Bitter because they’re just such caring people that want to do the right thing.

      It’s like giving a scholarship for women’s sports to a trans person because it “feels” good. I’m sure Radnor and Bitter support that as well.

    158. Wes says:

      Democrats will nominate Biden in 2024 not based on feelings but based on practicality. Kamala Harris is electoral poison. She’s a shrill, unlikable harpy who condescends to everyone but her woke, uberwealthy base. Democrats have to hope Joe can make it through January 2025 simply because Kamala will take members of her party down in Jimmy Carter-style numbers.

      It has nothing to do with feelings. I would assume an EXPERT on all things not involving being gay would have a basic knowledge of electoral reality.

      I would be wrong.

    159. Tgca says:

      162. Wes

      Bitter actually made the case for him and his town being all form over substance because it’s a gesture that has nothing to do with the recognition itself. How can someone be the current recipient of Homecoming years after they tragically passed?

      I think there are other ways to remember him and celebrate his memory but this smacks of everything folks here mock of Radnor.

      Do you agree MVP for a current year should be giving to someone who died tragically 10 years ago?

      I think it’s a nice gesture but I also think it’s meaningless.

      Would you want to be honored out of pity or accomplishment? I certainly would not but I can see why Bitter would since these “appearances” and “perceptions” mean so much to him.

      This is all part of “our feelings” and “wokeness” destroying our society.

      I’m sure you also agree George Floyd should also be recognized with accolades now because of his tragic situation, right? People want to remember him so why not bestow recognition on him today for things not normally recognized.

    160. Wes says:

      In other words, Tg, you found a way to s hit on that class for honoring their dead classmate. He obviously had some impact on his high school friends for them to award him this honor.

      I have no problem with their being classy and awarding that role posthumously to someone they obviously cared for.

      You do and have to accuse them of wokeness for honoring their late friend.

      That does say a lot.

      Everything isn’t about politics.

    161. Tgca says:

      165

      I am aware of the electoral process Wes, as most here are. As much as you like to think of yourself as some political historian expert on politics, which you are NOT any more than most here, other than being a namedropper with trivial pursuit items you look up as needed, I would think you understood my point which was we nominate and award people winning titles based on current achievements or expectations and not what they could’ve, should’ve, or would’ve done had their been an opportunity they missed out on long ago.

    162. mnw says:

      Wes

      I disagree completely. Biden’s name will never be on the ballot again. It’s not that he won’t be renominated, it’s that he won’t run. His wife & his closest advisors know he just can’t do it. I regard him running again as impossible.

      I don’t think Harris will be the nominee, either. She can’t win the primaries. I think we’ll see somebody else. She polls considerably worse than Biden. See the Suffolk/USA Today poll above.

      That is why Biden v. Trump h-2-h polls don’t interest me.

    163. Wes says:

      As far as George Floyd, he had his personal demons and died because of a combination of poor lifestyle choices and an unfortunate interaction with an overaggressive cop with a history of ethical infractions.

      I think George Floyd’s family should mourn him. I think Chauvin finally stepped too far over the line. I don’t think Floyd should be the poster child for police reform, nor do I think the riots that happened in his name were justified or anything but the result of opportunists’ seeking an excuse to go on a crime spree.

      The two situations are not at all comparable.

    164. Bitterlaw says:

      These are nice gestures that mean a lot to the family

      Tgca could have stopped there but I knew he would not. No matter how low he goes, you know he will always find a way to blast through the floor and dig deeper.

      The other students nominated wanted him to win.

    165. Tgca says:

      167

      It does say a lot indeed.

      How did this even come about? You think hundreds of kids had this 1st on their mind? I wonder if someone pushed this onto them. As noted before, there are other ways to remember and pay tribute to a fallen classmate from years ago.

      Again, who is going to run against this in this day and age with all the indoctrination going on in schools?

      I gave examples of other schools awarding Homecoming Queen to trans or other unfortunate people as a fell good effort and not in the spirit of the event. You think these aren’t part of woke politics or pressure in High School?

      I guess we should start giving out MVP and Academy Awards for current periods to people who died decades ago tragically as well, right?

    166. Bitterlaw says:

      It’s like giving a scholarship for women’s sports to a trans person because it “feels” good. I’m sure Radnor and Bitter support that as well.

      Everybody at HHR knows that I am opposed to trans competing on female teams. I said repeatedly that it will destroy athletic opportunities and scholarships for girls and women. Tgca knows that, too, but he can’t resist.

    167. Wes says:

      The problem with that thinking, Mnw, is that Democrats have no major candidates with the name ID or appeal to their increasingly insular woke base to beat Kamala.

      Had Biden not chosen her, Kamala would be a footnote in history as the cackling Senator from a state that functions like a banana republic who had to exit the 2020 primaries early. As it stands, she’s the second most powerful Democrat in Washington and has base appeal by that status no one else can match.

    168. Bitterlaw says:

      How did this even come about? You think hundreds of kids had this 1st on their mind?

      Yeah. They did.

    169. Wes says:

      Most likely, Tg, someone made the suggestion, and the rest of the class agreed it would be a good idea to honor their friend. I have no problem with it.

      That you feel the need to attack the class for their decision and accuse them of wokeness for honoring a late friend says plenty about you and your mindset.

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    171. Tgca says:

      171

      Sorry if it offends you Bitter but your post is indicative of what we see wrong in society today, and makes the point about those that criticize Radnor for being elitist, woke and out of touch.

      “Feelings” and “wokeness” is driving what otherwise should be driven by things other than such sorrow, pity, and guilt that inspire “feelings” and “wokeness” we see today.

      Again, answer my question. Do you think MVP awards today should go to people who died tragically years ago?

      If not, then how can you make the case for any other recognition today based on yesteryear?

    172. Wes says:

      Tgca is the kind of guy who would say Led Zeppelin went woke in 1980 because Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones decided to disband after John Bonham suffocated to death on his own vomit rather than continue as a band.

      Oddly enough, Tg, some people do have genuine feelings and don’t make all their decisions based on virtue signaling.

    173. Bitterlaw says:

      I gave examples of other schools awarding Homecoming Queen to trans or other unfortunate people as a fell good effort and not in the spirit of the event. You think these aren’t part of woke politics or pressure in High School?

      Tgca compares a trans person to a boy who spent his life in a wheelchair with a deteriorating nerve disorder who died suddenly at school to people who have an agenda. What’s the agenda for the dead boy’s family and friends? Are more students going to attempt to die tragically to be nominated for Homecoming?

      Tgca claims to have his own health issues that required multiple surgeries and years of pain but can’t abdicate his position as King Douche to act like a mf-ing person for once.

    174. Wes says:

      Last I checked, Tg, Homecoming King and MVP are separate things. I’m sorry you fail to understand that.

    175. Bitterlaw says:

      Again, answer my question. Do you think MVP awards today should go to people who died tragically years ago?

      No. MVP awards are based on performance as a player measured against their peers in competition. The dead player’s stats did not improve after death.

    176. Tgca says:

      176

      No! It says plenty about what drives this environment of “feelings” and “wokeness.”

      So then you also agree that high schools that have awarded Homecoming Queen to trans is a nice gesture and not wokeness either than too, I gather?

      How about taking sports scholarships away from needy high school girls to give to trans? You must agree with that too because it’s a nice gesture to recognize trans who would otherwise not have that opportunity, right?

      …and you above all people, having been accused of what you have done to young ladies who are not in their right mind to make sound judgment calls, you should be the last one to lecture someone about character flaws. You are at most a step or two below Epstein if these accusations are true and you can ask your buddy Bitter to confirm since he is the one always referring to your character about these matters. Evidently, he somehow knows things the rest of us may not.

    177. Wes says:

      There you go. Honoring a dead friend is the same as making a trans person a Homecoming King or Queen in Tgca’s world.

      That’s a truly warped worldview, Tg.

    178. Tgca says:

      Homecoming is based on what then?

      Last I understood, it’s given to people in the current school environment, not from years ago.

      I never heard of Homecoming recognition based on years gone by.

      Here’s a standard definition as I always understood it for high school. Please tell me how someone from years ago meets this criteria.

      KING & QUEEN SELECTION and Responsibilities The purpose of the Homecoming King and Queen is to represent the student body of a School by exemplifying the spirit and highest standards of the school.

    179. Wes says:

      Homecoming is based on the most popular person from the class. The class decided to honor a late friend.

      MVP is based on contributions to the success of a team.

      The students at the Radnor class decided to honor a friend of theirs posthumously.

      Surely even you can see the difference.

    180. Tgca says:

      185

      No! It’s making a point.

      Do you think a person that died tragically years ago should be given a title that’s supposed to be based on current participation in school? If the answer is yes, then you’re buying into the whole “let’s change the rules because it makes us feel good or shows we did something that looks good.”

      That’s what the whole woke movement is about and I expect Bitter to buy into that and his post about his town demonstrates that point often made here.

    181. Wes says:

      So a kid with a degenerative nerve disorder who nonetheless made it to school until the day he died doesn’t “exemplify the spirit and highest standards of the school,” I guess?

      Be honest.

      You just wanted to s hit on the class for honoring their friend.

    182. Wes says:

      You’re not helping your case, Tg, with your broad and fallacious logical deductions and attacks on the Radnor graduating class.

    183. Tgca says:

      187

      So Wes thinks that the deceased student from years ago is now the most popular person in the class? He’s not in the class! The kid died tragically while in middle school. You’re really stretching it here.

      If the school wants to change the tradition of Homecoming so be it. But don’t try and convince us this is not more nonsense about “feelings” that is driving wokeness around the country and indoctrinating the youth in schools.

      The rationale for choosing a deceased student from middle school to be a Homecoming winner is no different than choosing a guy to be Homecoming Queen or someone to be MVP if they died years ago. It’s based on feelings and not tradition of the event.

    184. Wes says:

      The students voted for him, Tg. They obviously felt strongly enough about him to honor him. That was their decision. You must have been voted down as Homecoming King to feel the need to relentlessly attack these kids for giving someone an honor you never achieved.

    185. Tgca says:

      192

      Glad to see Wes has joined the woke club about changing tradition based solely on “feelings”, the same feelings driving wokeness in schools where males are being selected Homecoming Queen by their student peers, as well as supported in using female bathrooms, and taking away college scholarships in sports from females because their teachers and peers also want to recognize them.

      …and again Wes, for someone accused to have done to helpless women what you have done should be the last one to mock or pass judgment on someone else because you’re about as low as they come based on such allegations. You’re lucky no one has filed charges against you.

    186. Bitterlaw says:

      I don’t support trans anything. I would not support a trans Homecoming King or Queen. I would also not equate that with a dead student.

      When I was in 9th grade, a girl in my class died from cancer. Tgca would probably have ripped a page remembering her out of the yearbook.

      In June, a school near me had 2 students die on prom night in a car accident. Tgca probably would have banned their parents from graduation and receiving their diplomas because they did not take their final exams.

    187. Tgca says:

      194

      Bitter trying to emote sympathy for his town and make it about himself again. I could share equally sad stories about people at a young age who suffered and died. Many more than the couple of examples Bitter noted. One of my high school friends got killed just a few months after high school. One of our high school students got killed running away from home hitchhiking on a highway. One of my relatives spent the two years before his 18th birthday going through painful bone marrow injections and died shortly after that from his cancer, never having the opportunity to finish schooling. That’s just three and I got many more.

      I grew up in an area where numerous people suffered and died a hell of lot more often than kids probably ever suffered in Radnor so spare me the sob stories of your woke white privileged town. If you want to compare statistics of the poor and underprivileged we can do that.

      This is not about disrespecting those that lost their lives. It’s about teaching our kids in school about coping with the real world instead of indoctrinating them with everything’s about “feelings” and “wokeness” which Bitter seems to support and doesn’t prepare them for the harsh realities of life.

      I noted a number of times that I felt there were ways to honor the deceased student’s memory instead of having folks pretend he met the qualifications of the traditional role of Homecoming when he did not. Homecoming is a high school event and according to Bitter, he never even made it that far.

      Should a high school honor a popular third grader or 4th grader in the same scenario? Where’s the line drawn?

    188. Bitterlaw says:

      Rather than shred Tgca’s Inhumane comments, I invite people to reread them and see how low he has fallen.

    189. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgca has such seething hatred and jealousy of white privilege that he should audition for The View.

    190. Tgca says:

      196

      I don’t have hatred for whites. I have hatred for indoctrinating the youth and teaching them everything is about “feelings” and “wokeness” instead of coping with the complications of life. This is why our country is in a mess and very polarized.

      You’re the Ambassador for Wokeness, and I called you on it, and I invite others to comment as to whether they believe you are woke or not. I think tonight you further cemented that viewpoint.

      You started this tonight by encouraging me to comment, and I did. You just did not like the comment. Tough! Grow up! Don’t solicit a viewpoint if you can’t accept the responses.

      I think a nice tribute in the yearbook or elsewhere is most appropriate for the student and why I believed that but you were not satisfied and evidently believe we have to change longheld institutions simply based on “feelings” and tried to make it as if I was trying to slander his memory when I did no such thing but instead I point out detailed technicalities that you were eager to overlook in your wokeness.

    191. Tgca says:

      197

      Ha! This is rich coming from someone The View would love to have on as their type of Republican eager to bash Trump and support woke culture and vote in Congress as Nancy’s lil Republican Bish.

      You seem to have a lot more in common with Meghan McCain and Ana Navarro than I ever did.

    192. Bitterlaw says:

      I hate Trump as a person. I thought he was a good President, I wish he was President now. I know you can’t handle complex thinking.

      CC

    193. Tgca says:

      106

      Seems like Radnor residents would also love this recognition.

      Not only did the Navy name the ship after Harvey Milk, 43 years after his death but it was christened by transgender military official. Watch the video.

      No wokeness here. They ignored him for 43 years but now is the time to recognize him? Hmmm…

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/navy-names-ship-after-harvey-milk-wait-what/

    194. Tgca says:

      Is that how you rationalize your wokeness? Complex thinking?

      Ha!

    195. Bitterlaw says:

      Irony Meter explodes as Tgclown did not know that the newest Coast Guard cutter is named for Emlen Tunnell Radnor High School Class of 1942. The field where I coach softball is also named for him. I live in the neighborhood where he grew up.

      As for naming a ship after Harvey Milk, it is absurd. He did not serve with distinction.

    196. Bitterlaw says:

      I know you can’t grasp hating somebody and also supporting them twice at the polls. It is beyond your EXPERT brain. Why don’t you go back to hating dead youth? It’s more your speed.

    197. DW says:

      The commie elites are already calling for Durr to resign because he isn’t qualified. Laughable. The guy can drive a truck and sounds intelligent when interviewed. That is far better than AOC right out of the gate, and AOC is in the US Congress.

      Durr believes in government OF the people, BY the people, and FOR the people, while liberal elitists believe in government ABOVE the people, WITHOUT the people, and AGAINST the people.