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    Republicans Lead Democrats in Party Self-Identification

    The Election Year is upon is and we have new numbers from Gallup that show the great position Republicans seem to be in heading into the year as Republicans now hold a 5% lead over Democrats in self identification. This chart from the Gallup article shows just how much things have changed since the start of the year.

    The above table was based on a the quarterly average, but one bright spot from the article for Democrats is this paragraph:

    The GOP advantage may be starting to ease, however, as Gallup’s latest monthly estimate, from December, showed the two parties about even — 46% Republican/Republican leaning and 44% Democratic/Democratic leaning.

    Posted by Dave at 3:39 pm
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    448 Responses to “Republicans Lead Democrats in Party Self-Identification”

    1. hugh says:

      also, call me skeptical on the rasmussen poll that shows about half of american voters are in favor of bidens mandate. flies in the face of other polls and bidens plummeting ratings. Sounds like it was taken over 1 day.

    2. Gordon Allen says:

      Dave W will always find a bright spot for the Democrats.
      But he is a Republican ( get that) because…?

    3. DW says:

      Center for Disease Control (CDC) has officially admitted cloth masks are worthless to stop covid-19.

    4. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      To carry on the discussion from the last thread:

      “Sweden has sent hundreds of troops to reinforce a crucial island in the Baltic Sea as its defence minister warned that the Scandinavian country should not be naive and could be attacked.”

      An emergency contingency unit of Sweden’s armed forces landed on Gotland on Friday and Saturday by plane and passenger ferry, bringing troops and equipment to an island many have compared to an aircraft carrier in the middle of the Baltic Sea

    5. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      606. Biden caving on the NordStream pipeline likely was another factor that emboldened Putin. Biden hastily withdraws from Afghanistan in a complete debacle, then unilaterally ends U.S. opposition to the NordStream pipeline — no wonder Putin now things he can restore the Soviet Union and East bloc.

      This is a catastrophic moment in American history.

    6. Tina says:

      The Columbia Bugle Flag of United States
      @ColumbiaBugle
      ·
      3h
      The Bipartisan Swamp cares more about the territorial integrity of Ukraine than it does for our own American borders!

      We need more #AmericaFirst patriots in Washington!

    7. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Know that this Gallup poll has already been discussed, but it politically earthshaking. Is it possible the 50% of Americans will identify as Republicans at some point this year?

      “Republicans overtook Democrats as America’s preferred political party during the last quarter of 2021, with the GOP holding its largest lead in voter preference since 1995.

      Republicans held a 47-42 lead in voter identification at the end of 2021, according to a Gallup Poll released Monday, a dramatic shift from the beginning of the year, when Democrats held a 49-40 edge in the metric.”

    8. Gordon Allen says:

      Everything is a disaster.
      But at least we have a person of character in the WH.
      Barf bag please.
      Moronic suburban millenial/ ” soccer moms”,thank you for Ruining the country.
      When’s the next Yoga class Susie? Double barf bag

    9. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      7. There was a strong #AmericaFirst patriot movement right before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    10. Bitterlaw says:

      SDC – Maybe they should bring back the German American Bund. It really kept the peace. Until it didn’t.

    11. Tina says:

      Pearl Harbor was a territory at the time (statehood in 1959),

      A big difference between that attack and Muh Russian Ukraine attack.

      Incidentally, the same reporters touting Muh Russian Ukraine attack also peddled the Russian hoax, the Russian bounty hoax, and said the Biden laptop was Russian propaganda.

      You fuel Russia with gas $$$ monopoly.

      The big enemy is China.

    12. Bitterlaw says:

      Dr. Oz is running many ads in PA. He says he is a conservative. One opponent says he is a Hollywood liberal.

    13. Bitterlaw says:

      Russia is a threat. China is a threat. Both can be true.

      Should the US give Russia free reign because China is a bigger threat?

    14. Gordon Allen says:

      Big picture Tina China is the main enemy.
      Long term probably Russia’s also.

    15. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10411583/UK-says-supplying-Ukraine-weapons-defend-against-Russia.html

      It looks like the UK will step up to fill the leadership void left by Biden.

    16. Tina says:

      China is enemy #1.

      Russia is enemy #2.

      Russia can be tamed or kept in check, if you keep gas and energy prices low.

      Most of our politicians and military generals are in league with the ccp.

    17. Phil says:

      what Tina just said. Agree 100%.

    18. Phil says:

      what Tina just said. Agree 100%.

    19. Tina says:

      Election Wizard Flag of United States
      @ElectionWiz
      ·
      1h
      POLL: Just 54% of Americans believe Joe Biden was legitimately elected, down from 64% in April of 2021, according to a newly released SCR survey.

      The poll also finds a plurality (47-41) who believe there were real cases of election fraud in 2020.

      https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mSZs1IZoMeu2KQHE9_maQmVUMVXqV7NN/view

    20. Tina says:

      kevin haddad
      @kevinhaddad08
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      I was listening to Sky News and Now the Family of the Malik Akram the hostage taker in Texas wanted to know how he was allowed to travel to the US when he had criminal records and wasn’t allowed to travel to the US in the past. His family is saying that he didn’t act alone

    21. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      12. You fuel Russia with gas $$$ monopoly.

      Tina, believe me when I tell you that I am personally working to prevent a Russian gas monopoly. Unfortunately, the Democrats are the ones who want to make Putin rich, and the U.S. energy producers poor. There is little doubt that those who opposed fracking in the U.S. received both Arab and Russian money.

      Without Nord Stream, the Russians were dependent on moving their oil through the Ukraine, which received a lot of income from user fees. Trump, by blocking Nord Stream, greatly helped the Ukraine. Suddenly, Biden withdraws the U.S opposition to the pipeline, with no reciprocal benefit. At this point, Putin must look at Biden as his Santa Claus — who will provide him with all sorts of free gifts.

    22. Tina says:

      Agreed sdc. Fine points.

    23. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      25. Tina, the big question now is which of us flees California first.

    24. Phil says:

      Both of you would be welcomed with open arms in my state.

    25. Meldrim says:

      In the past thread, I was asked what my suggestions were for dealing with Putin’s threat to cease even more territory away from Ukraine in violation from Russia’s treaty commitments to Ukraine, the UK and the U.S. As I had suggested previously, at a minimum, we should provide the Ukrainians with weapons that would give Russia a world of hurt were it to invade. If Putin insists on getting the Soviet Union back, let him explain the bodybags to his people. I also think that the U.S. should impose sanctions like it means it–on the Russian governments, on individuals in the government, on the companies involved with Nord Stream II, and anyone else of whom we can think. And, yes, kick Russia out of the SWIFT banking system.

      That is what I think that we should do, at a minimum. I think that we should reserve the right to fire some missiles at Russian units attacking Ukraine. If we let Putin walk all over us in Ukraine, he will keep trying to expand his empire, perhaps as close to us Cuba, Xi will see it as an invitation to invade Taiwan, Iran, North Korea and Turkey will see it as a sign of weakness, etc.

      Appeasement doesn’t work.

    26. mnw says:

      3 Gordon

      Agreed. He writes about Republicans* the same way someone who hates ants would write about an ant farm.

      *(Except for respectable, Never Trump GOPe Republicans like Hogan.)

      On a slightly related topic, I didn’t know much about AZ state senator Wendy Rogers, who spoke at the Trump rally on Saturday. So I Wiki-ed her just now. According to Wiki, apparently Rogers should’ve been sitting next to Goering at the Nuremberg trial. (memo to self: send Rogers a contribution)

    27. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      28. Agree and well said.

    28. jason says:

      Appeasement doesn’t work.”

      Good post, but the last sentence sums it up.

    29. jason says:

      Putin should be told “not ONE inch of the Ukraine”.

    30. jason says:

      Deal with Putin now, when he is still relatively weak, or deal with a recreated Soviet Union later.

    31. jason says:

      Russia is a threat. China is a threat. Both can be true.

      Should the US give Russia free reign because China is a bigger threat?”

      No.

      And “bigger threat” is relative.

      You counter threats as they present themselves, you don’t get to choose the order or the magnitude.

    32. Tina says:

      Sdc I have a compound outside of Reno. Texas is becoming more and more palatable as is Florida.

    33. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Yikes! Wuhan virus hits home. Perhaps more safety regulations at the Wuhan lab would have prevented this.

      @JackPosobiec BREAKING: The CCP just locked down a full Beijing office building with workers still inside. They claim it is to isolate a virus outbreak. Beijing Olympics begin in 18 days

    34. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Ex-Nato secretary general: “Finland and Sweden could become members overnight”
      According to Rasmussen, an attack on Ukraine “would provoke a discussion in Finland and Sweden about Nato membership”. The Finnish foreign minister said there are no such plans at this point.”

      So NATO troops within about 100 miles north of St. Petersburg, in a country where all males are required to have military training and serve in the reserves most their lives, and which just bought over 60 F-35 fighter jets. Oh the last time the Russians invaded the place they suffered near a million casualties.

      All this for the Donbass?

    35. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Germans are now saying the NordStream pipeline may be a no go if Russia invades the Ukraine.

      “Germany’s top diplomat signaled that Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government may take action on the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline should Russia invade Ukraine.”

    36. jason says:

      Sdc I have a compound outside of Reno”

      Damm, Tina has a compound?

      Equipped with 30 ft walls and bunkers and all that?

      Rich people sure know how to live.

    37. jason says:

      All this for the Donbass?”

      Putin doesn’t care about the Donbass, that is why the “peace in out time” Neville Chamberlains here don’t understand.

      Putin cares about recreating the former Soviet Union and the Dombass is merely a small convenient cog in the master plan, which is to re-incorporate into the new Soviet Union any countries that have “ethnic Russians”, which is just about all of them.

      That is why the idea that we shouldn’t defend the Ukraine’s territorial integrity is so stupid.

    38. jason says:

      what the “peace in our time”.

    39. jason says:

      “British troops are sent to Ukraine: Hi-tech weapons and ‘training personnel’ are dispatched amid fears of Russian invasion”

      Hello Joe Biden…. follow the leader.

    40. Gordon Allen says:

      Oil up to $85/barrel, and 10 year Treasury at 1.8.
      Both going higher. Not good at all.

    41. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #29- mnw
      Mr. Wissing is to the HHR as Juan Williams is to a FOX News panel! GLORIA!

    42. DW says:

      Some universities are going to both require all the shots and boosters, along with N95 masks. You know, because the shots are so effective, as are cloth masks, and because college-age kids are dropping dead like crazy from from covid.

    43. jason says:

      It is Dave’s blog he is entitled to post anything he wants on it.

      He is not critical of anyone else’s posts here so anyone critical of his is always free to start their own blog.

    44. mnw says:

      43 Gordon

      It’s an ill wind that blows no-one good… See e.g., energy stocks.

      44 Sheep

      You should check out the incredibly misnamed Red Racing Horses!

    45. DW says:

      Red Racing Horses = Blue Democrat Donkeys

    46. mnw says:

      48 DW

      I’ve been what I call “shadow banned” at RRH. I’m not actually banned, but The Wise Men delete 75% of my posts within the first hour.

      I think they don’t like my scathing sarcasm; any reference whatsoever to Biden’s cognition problem; and especially, ANYTHING negative about RINOs.

    47. Phil says:

      I have noticed at least three articles over the last couple of days in the MSM suggesting that Democrats are now hopeful that the Department of Justice is contemplating prosecuting Donald Trump for January 6th.

      It’s Russian collusion playbook all over again. Once again the walls are supposedly closing in on Donald Trump.

      Unbelievable.

    48. DW says:

      Walt, our resident wordsmith, apparently is not in today. So I decided to try it out.

      Follow
      All
      Useless
      Commands
      Immediately

      Must
      Accept
      Socialist
      Kingdom

      Very
      Aggressively
      Control
      Citizens
      In
      Nation
      Evermore

    49. mnw says:

      Coal prices have just hit an all-time high today.

      (“Thermal coal” that is, which is used to generate electricity. “Metallurgic coal,” used in smelting, is also up, but not at an all-time high like thermal. Thermal coal is what everyone thinks of when they hear “coal”; the other kinds represent a small percentage of total coal use.)

      If you think Biden is an energy moron, the EU has REALLY got its private parts caught in the wringer: 1) close nuclear; 2) depend on their Russian friends for natural gas; and 3) tax gasoline to where average workers can’t afford it. But but but! wind! solar!

    50. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Two more senior House Democrats announced their retirements today; Langevin(RI) and McNerney(CA).
      I think the cumulative total is about 30.

    51. jason says:

      This is a direct result of our woke educational system. None of these numbers should be over 10%.

      “Insane survey of Democratic voters in a recently poll:

      -55% support fines against unvaxxed
      -59% support house arrest
      -48% support prison for questioning vax efficacy on social media
      -45% support internment camps
      -47% support surveillance
      -29% support the state taking their kids”

    52. Gordon Allen says:

      The people who would love Hitler, and his National SOCIALISM, appear to be Democrats. I can see them yelling Sieg Heil at rallies.
      But , do you think they know he was also a nationalist?? Shh. Don’t tell them.

    53. jason says:

      Former US ambassador to Ukraine thinks there is at least a 50% chance of a war.

      Why?

      Taylor, who departed his post in January 2020, told CNN he believes Putin has an “obsession” with Ukraine.

      “He wants to be sure Ukraine doesn’t join NATO,” Taylor explained. “Ukraine has every right to apply to NATO, Ukraine’s a sovereign country. Mr. Putin doesn’t agree with that. Mr. Putin thinks that Ukraine is not a sovereign country…he thinks Ukraine and is really just part of Russia.”

      This has nothing to do with Donbass, and everything to do with Putin’s attempt to recreate the Soviet Union.

      That is the threat the US and NATO needs to deal with.

    54. DW says:

      jason those numbers might be more believable if this was the 1300s in Europe and we were talking about the black death, and some wizard at the time had come up with a 100% effective vaccine with no side effects, that anyone could receive at no cost.

    55. Cash Cow TM says:

      “DW says:
      January 18, 2022 at 12:39 pm
      Walt, our resident wordsmith, apparently is not in today. So I decided to try it out.”

      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      DW,

      Cow is VERY impressed!

      WELL DONE!
      Err..I mean GOOD JOB!

      (cows really should not us the term, “well done”)

    56. Gordon Allen says:

      ## 60. We all know there are totalitarians among us, and what their political ideology is. Today.

    57. Cash Cow TM says:

      Or the term “medium rare”.

    58. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @Rasmussen_Poll
      If the elections for Congress were held today, 48% of voters would support Republicans, while 39% would support Democrats.

    59. DW says:

      The Russians have nearly completely destroyed the Aral Sea, once the world’s fourth largest lake. First, it was horribly polluted, and then the waters were diverted to irrigation projects in the Soviet era. The eastern half of the lake bed has been wet and dry off and on, but now that is gone and the deeper west side of the lake is nearly gone.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea#/media/File:Aral_Sea_2021.jpg

      Its an environmental disaster of huge proportions, but our leftist media only wants to punish the USA as though we had done things like this.

    60. mnw says:

      60 DW

      You probably know this already. But anyway, govts didn’t know quite what to make of the Black Death in the 1340s.

      They didn’t try to impose quarantines generally, altho they did forbid ships with plague victims on board from disembarking. Also, houses with plague victims inside were often boarded up.

      People fled to rural areas, which might have had some, limited utility– especially for those who fled to mountain villages– fleas don’t care for cold weather.

      Fleas also don’t like fire. The Pope seated himself next to a roaring fire during the hot Roman summer of 1648 (I THINK it was 1348), because someone had guessed there might be some preventive benefit, altho no-one knew why.

    61. NYCmike says:

      “That is the threat the US and NATO needs to deal with.”

      -No kidding.

      The questions about the competence of the Executive Branch competence, the competence of the military leadership, and the willingness of the American public to support any military action still have to be answered.

      Seeing as how Putin waited for Trump to be replaced before doing this leads me to believe that he has the same questions, at least in regard to the first 2 questions anyway.

    62. NYCmike says:

      NHL players, staff and support personnel were almost at 100% vaccination rate. Something like only 4 players refused to get the vaccine (I’ll try to find out their names and buy their jerseys).

      75% of the players have gotten covid since the mandate was put in place, 60% of those in the last month with Omicron.

      Idiots.

    63. NYCmike says:

      https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/01/18/trump-aides-see-the-hand-of-mcconnell-in-promoting-the-idea-of-a-feud-with-desantis-n1550454

      -Hope this is not true.

      DeSantis would be silly to act like Trump. I think it could only hurt him. Personally, my advice to DeSantis would be to laugh and say how much he supported President Trump, and then pivot to going after Democrats. I also would beware of getting too cozy with the D.C. Republican establishment, as no long-term good can come from that.

    64. NYCmike says:

      Seeing that voucher bill is limited in a way.

    65. DW says:

      Which of the following is the true headline?

      1) Fauci demands unvaccinated be subjected to daily testing.

      2) Biden issues executive order to rename our country “Americanistan” to show solidarity with the Taliban.

      3) Los Angeles DA lets off Child Molester who will face no Jail Time

      4) 5 foot 2 inch Filipino man identifies himself as 7 feet tall, Demands NBA Contract.

      5) Pelosi calls for 9 quadrillion in new spending.

    66. NYCmike says:

      https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-01-israel-4th-vaccine-limited-results.html

      -I pray for Israel, I hope these mandates don’t backfire on the guinea pigs, aka every Israeli citizen.

    67. mnw says:

      “Oil Hits 7 Year High”

      Up appx 2.25% today. It usually takes about a month for an oil price change to show up at the pump.

      Heating oil way up also. Brrr!

      I’m sure voters will be content with these sacrifices, because green. /s

    68. jason says:

      The questions about the competence of the Executive Branch competence, the competence of the military leadership, and the willingness of the American public to support any military action still have to be answered.”

      By whom? This is the problem about asking stupid questions.

      The first two stupid questions have to do with how maybe we should wait until we have a “better President” or a “more competent military” before confronting our enemies and to any crisis. Putin would ROTFL on that one.

      The third stupid question implies that Presidents should poll the public before taking actions in the interest of the US, government by referendum so to speak.

      No. Not the way it works. Biden should take whatever action he sees fit with the best information he has and within his authority and explain it to the public. The public can support him or not on the issue and eventually it will help or hurt at the ballot box. No free lunch.

      Should Biden take military action in support of the Ukraine, some of us here will support him, others will oppose him. Either way, he wanted to be President and it is his decision to make.

      No “waiting to pass the buck” and no referendums.

    69. Tina says:

      How was the jihadi allowed to,enter our country?

      Sky News
      @SkyNews
      · 10h
      BREAKING: The British man who took four hostage in Texas, Malik Faisal Akram, had been on the radar of MI5 and had previous criminal convictions, Sky News understands.

      Sky’s @haynesdeborah has the latest.

      https://news.sky.com

    70. jason says:

      Price controls for insulin – will it backfire?”

      It should.

      I don’t believe in price controls.

    71. jason says:

      I’m sure voters will be content with these sacrifices, because green. /s”

      Hopefully, most won’t.

      But unfortunately, there are people out there that favor high prices for gas because somehow that will force alternative energy.

      Same kind of people that applaud high meat prices because somehow that forces people to eat more quinoa burgers.

    72. jason says:

      Malik Faisal Akram, had been on the radar of MI5″

      I knew it was a mistake to kill off James Bond.

    73. Tina says:

      UnHerd
      @unherd
      · 4h
      Embedded video
      0:49
      Vaccine passports should be phased out in the Omicron era, says top Israel immunologist Cyrille Cohen.

      “The virus is better at immunising than the vaccine”.

    74. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @thebradfordfile
      There is no bottom to the Biden presidency. He just keeps failing.

    75. DW says:

      “Biden presidency”

      This is a bit of a misnomer. We know, or at least we strongly suspect, that the body sitting behind the oval office is in fact the same one that was DE senator for years, and veep under Obama.

      But as to whose presidency this is, we would need to first find out the names of the puppeteers.

      Then we would have to figure out which puppeteer has the largest percentage of influence on the direction of the presidency, and then we might have a name to put on this chaos.

      My guess would be Pelosi, but then we would have to run the same process to find out who her puppeteers are…my guess is that its “the squad.”

    76. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. I think Bond was MI 6,but I get your point.

    77. Phil says:

      Yes, there is no Biden Presidency….just a cabal of leftists pulling the strings of this brainless wooden puppet.

    78. Tina says:

      Lil Adam Klunkerzingwr lied,

      nment agencies? LOL.
      Quote Tweet

      POLITICO
      @politico
      · 2h
      Ray Epps, a former Arizona Oath Keeper at the center of pro-Trump conspiracy theories related to Jan. 6., intends to sit for a transcribed interview with the select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol https://politico.com/news/2022/01/18/ray-epps-jan-6-select-committee-527306

    79. NYCmike says:

      jason keeps ignoring that we all agree that Russia should not be allowed to take over any more Ukraine territory.

      For some reason, he thinks that an administration which reversed all of the Trump foreign policies will all of a sudden revert to an administration which will use all available tools to deter Putin from his aggression. I hope that maybe the administration wants to present one face to the American left, while behind the scenes is working with NATO and the scandinavian countries to make him back off.

    80. DW says:

      So my official theory is we have a “laundered” presidency.

      Members of the squad, especially AOC, Omar, and Tlaib each pull the strings on Pelosi, telling her what steps should be taken and what policy decisions should be passed on to Biden.

      Pelosi then meets regularly with Biden, and communicates to him what she was told to say, or at least 75% of it, whatever can make it through her failing brain, and she unknowingly adds her own 25% of nonsense.

      Then Biden goes out and does about two-thirds of what Pelosi told him to do. The other third is forgotten or wrongly implemented.

      So at this point here are the names you can put on this presidency:

      AOC, Omar, and Tlaib (50% share)
      Pelosi (25% share)
      Demented confusion (25% share)

      Angry outsiders, fighting to get their fair share:
      Harris and Schumer.

      Waiting backstage to enter as savior: Hillary

      May God help us.

    81. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @thebradfordfile
      Israel is pumping out the fourth vaccine shot. In other news, it has the highest case rate in the world.

    82. Tina says:

      Julie Kelly Flag of United States
      @julie_kelly2
      · 9h
      The top FBI agents and one lead FBI informant have been removed from the government’s witness list amid scandal and criminal misconduct.

      Defense wants to call them as witnesses in their FBI entrapment argument—and wants immunity for their testimony: https://amgreatness.com/2022/01/17/more-trouble-for-the-fbi-in-the-whitmer-kidnapping-case/

    83. Cash Cow TM says:

      “The Russians have nearly completely destroyed the Aral Sea, once the world’s fourth largest lake.”
      ###############################################
      DW,

      CNN says it was either the fault of Trump, Bush, or Glowbull warming.

    84. Cash Cow TM says:

      I say the true headline is

      3) Los Angeles DA lets off Child Molester who will face no Jail Time

    85. mnw says:

      89 Tina

      Prosecutors often try to keep problematic witnesses off the stand, by finding someone else who can testify to the same thing. A workaround.

    86. mnw says:

      91 Cow

      Me too.

    87. Cash Cow TM says:

      Did you know there are no Red Lobster restaurants in VT, NH and ME?

      re-dickel-ous

    88. mnw says:

      Bernie says he may back Manchin primary challenger.

      I’ll bet Manchin is wetting his pants in terror.

    89. DW says:

      3) Los Angeles DA lets off Child Molester who will face no Jail Time

      correct

    90. Phil says:

      Manchin laughing his ass off.

    91. jason says:

      Ah yes, sounds like Bunu who always claimed Ron Paul would be President if only the voters hadn’t rejected him in 150 primaries and caucuses in a row.

      Democratic strategist @PaulBegala
      : “I think the problem for the Democrats right now is not that they have bad leaders. They have bad followers.”

    92. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC – Not everybody at HHR believes Russia should not be allowed to invade Russia. Ask Gordon.

    93. jason says:

      For some reason, he thinks that an administration which reversed all of the Trump foreign policies will all of a sudden revert to an administration which will use all available tools to deter Putin from his aggression”

      Never said that. I don’t know if Biden will do the right thing, in fact I doubt he will.

      My comments on this issue all relate to what I think we SHOULD do.

    94. Bitterlaw says:

      C

    95. jason says:

      Jason. I think Bond was MI 6,but I get your point.”

      He was, but it was a joke.

    96. jason says:

      Bitter got shafted out of the C?

      tsk, tsk.

    97. jason says:

      NYC – Not everybody at HHR believes Russia should not be allowed to invade Russia. Ask Gordon.”

      I think the fellow A-hole means the Ukraine.

      He is right.

      Some here are fine with Russia and China dividing up the world while here in the US we can just live peacefully and happily ever after on our own little isolated island.

    98. jason says:

      Sen. John Kennedy hits nail on head.

      “Now President Biden is trying to change the subject by talking about race, and he is mismanaging that. America is not perfect. Americans know that. But they also know that we are good. Black lives have mattered to most Americans for a long time. That’s why we passed civil rights laws in 1866, 1871, 1875, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1990, and 1991. That’s why we elected an African-American president twice. That’s why we have over 10,000 elected public officials in this country who happen to be black. And President Biden is wrong to say that tens of millions of Americans are racist because they don’t support his woke agenda.”

      “The truth is most Americans don’t think that much about race. They think about character. They understand that souls have no color. Most Americans understand that to a bear, we all taste like chicken. And I’m very proud of the racial progress that we’ve made in America, and President Biden should be, too.”

    99. Bitterlaw says:

      I did mean Ukraine. An A-hole always has my back.

    100. Bitterlaw says:

      US isolationism was doomed with the invention of the airplane.

    101. mnw says:

      Including Viet Nam, how many limited military engagements have we been in since 1961? How many ended in anything OTHER THAN bitter disappointment, body bags at Dover AFB, & “Stop This Endless War!” signs? This time will be different, though, right?

      Characterizing posters who disagree with you as “isolationists & Nevilles” is of a piece with the way Biden characterized those who oppose HIM on HR-1.

    102. NYCmike says:

      “Characterizing posters who disagree with you as “isolationists & Nevilles” is of a piece with the way Biden characterized those who oppose HIM on HR-1.”

      -This reminds me of the scene in Ted Lasso when he plays darts, and this is the last throw……bullseye!

    103. NYCmike says:

      In other news, mandates on truckers to and from Canada are about to kick in…….the companies we deal with have already alerted us that there will be at least a 50% reduction in the work we get, as they have too many drivers who refuse to get vaccinated…..very proud of those men and women who didn’t comply, as I have spoken with many of them over the last year or so about such requirements being mandated and they said they would not do it.

    104. jason says:

      Including Viet Nam, how many limited military engagements have we been in since 1961? How many ended in anything OTHER THAN bitter disappointment, body bags at Dover AFB, & “Stop This Endless War!” signs? This time will be different, though, right?”

      Typical “Neville” and isolationist BS.

      The isolationists are “bitterly disappointed” at anything that isn’t surrender and isolationism.

      I have supported almost all such interventions and was not “disappointed”. I think Grenada was a success. Panama. Haiti. Kosovo. Iraq. Even Afghanistan as it prevented another 9/11 for 20 years.

    105. jason says:

      US isolationism was doomed with the invention of the airplane.”

      Yep. The Nevilles and isolationists still think the US is an island with no interests beyond the beach.

    106. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Here is the just-released Politico/Morning Consult Weekly Tracking Poll. Biden at 40% approval.

      https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000017e-70ca-d41e-afff-f8df33d60000

    107. Wes says:

      All right. When someone says Iraq was a success, there’s just no point in arguing further. Iraq was the single worst disaster in American foreign policy this century until Biden took office. It was a boondoggle based on an outright lie from start to finish and ended ignominiously after being the catalyst for the near complete destruction of the national GOP during the GWB Administration.

      There was absolutely nothing successful about it, and only ideologically committed jingoists consider it anything but the unmitigated failure it was

    108. jason says:

      The excuses on why it is ok to let Putin recreate the Soviet Union are hilarious so far.

      – We have no military options (BS)
      – Biden is incompetent (irrelevant)
      – The military is woke (irrelevant)
      – We don’t know if the public supports intervention (irrelevant)
      – Prior interventions were “disappointing” (BS and/or irrelevant)
      – We have other problems (irrelevant)
      – Russia should be allowed to invade any country that has “Russian speakers” (BS)
      – We should wait for a more competent President and military (BS)
      – It’s not our problem (BS)

      I am sure there are more, but believe me, they aren’t any better.

    109. jason says:

      I think Iraq was a great success. Just getting rid of Saddam Hussein and the threat he posed made it a success.

      We are not going to agree on Iraq.

      If it makes me aa “committed jingoist” so be it.

      I have been called worse.

    110. Wes says:

      We clearly have different definitions of success, yours being failure, Jason.

    111. jason says:

      I guess these people don’t believe in democracy.

      “A group of former Trump administration officials held a secretive conference call on Monday night to discuss plans to throw a monkey wrench into a probable 2024 bid by the Donald to return to the White House.”

      Participating in the call, as reported by CNN

      Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly
      Former Communications Director Alyssa Farah Griffin
      Former Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci
      Former Department of Homeland Security official Elizabeth Neumann
      Former Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Chris Krebs
      Former National Security Advisor John Bolton (via top aide Sarah Tinsley)
      Former Homeland Security and counterterrorism adviser to Vice President Pence Olivia Troye
      Former DHS Chief of Staff Miles Taylor

    112. jason says:

      We clearly have different definitions of success, yours being failure, Jason.”

      We have different definitions of what constitutes failure, no doubt.

    113. jason says:

      Btw, that conference call was “secretive”, so pls don’t disclose it to anyone else.

      Thanks.

    114. jason says:

      I suppose CNN knows its viewership is so small that anything they put on the air could still be termed secretive.

    115. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      New Gallup Poll shows Biden at 40/56 approval/disapproval. Two in a row.

      https://news.gallup.com/poll/389033/biden-year-one-approval-ratings-subpar-extremely-polarized.aspx

    116. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      jason
      You know the world is upside down when a poll, in this case the Politico/Morning Consult Poll gives the GOP a four(4) pt. lead on “which Party would do the better job on GUN RELATED ISSUES”! On Education, the Parties are tied.

    117. DW says:

      Two different, but related headlines:

      “Two More House Democrats Announce They Won’t Run for Reelection, Bringing Total to 28”

      “Democrats Push Narrative of ‘Rigged’ Midterms Ahead of Likely Red Wave”

      So now its considered ‘rigged’ that so many Dems are declining to run for re-election?

    118. jason says:

      Moonbats are delusional.

      If if Dems did get 60% of the 29 and under vote, it would not guarantee any great “coalition”.

      Aaron Parnas
      “@AaronParnas
      ·
      23h
      JUST IN: New polling suggest 60% of individuals under the age of 29 are voting Democrat.

      We are going to build the largest coalition of young voters this country has ever seen and make sure Kevin McCarthy NEVER becomes Speaker this year.”

    119. DW says:

      125 – the key is what are the numbers in the competitive races? Who cares what any of the numbers look like in urban jungles that go 95% to 5% for the Dem.

      National polls like the congressional generic ballot only given the broadest of indications, but in the end, the US house seats are the most local in nature…candidates matter.

      All of the 28 retiring Dems is a window into their own internal polling. If they were in great shape, they would not be retiring.

    120. jason says:

      Good point, if the 29 and under group is going for Dems 80-10 in dark blue areas but only 55-45 in swing states it will not have the same impact.

    121. jason says:

      This from a socialist who has always been critical of “American democracy”.

      Bernie:

      “Anybody who believes in American democracy has got to vote to enable us to go forward with 50 votes to suspend the filibuster, at least on this vote,” he said.

    122. jason says:

      “Sinema is a Democrat. But she is in many ways upholding white supremacy,” said Cross.

      MSNBC is nuts.

      But hey, people here who think Ted Cruz is a RINO because of one comment are no different.

    123. SoHope says:

      In 2020 exit polls Biden got under 30 voter 62%-35%.

      60% voting dem implies a 7 point republican swing

      And 2022 is going to be a turnout game. It will be a bloodbath

    124. Tina says:

      Benji, he gawt 80 million votes thoug.

      Ben Shapiro
      @benshapiro
      ·
      2h
      Except for William Henry Harrison and James Garfield, both of whom were dead at this point in their terms, Joe Biden has had the worst first year of any president in American history. Entirely self-inflicted.

    125. Tina says:

      Correct, but the Rs remain mute even the slob from Maryland.

      h “The People’s Pundit” Baris
      @Peoples_Pundit
      ·
      1h
      The administration is more than dropping the ball on testing, and it really is indefensible.

      They had the infrastructure for this handed to them on a silver platter and people are still being tested with unreliable tests because they haven’t received new tests.

    126. DW says:

      “Joe Biden has had the worst first year of any president in American history. Entirely self-inflicted.”

      And it is even worse than that.

      Each president who enters office starts with a given set of circumstances, some good, some not so good.

      Reagan had to start with the disaster left to him by the Carter administration.

      Grant had the task of dealing with reconstruction of a fractured nation after the civil war.

      Biden on the other hand was given a robust economy, and so he could have just done nothing, and enjoyed the fruits of Trump’s labors. Instead he destroyed everything.

    127. Tina says:

      It’s $4.83 here already.It will go to $5-$6 range in my area imo

      https://mol.im/a/10417031

    128. Tina says:

      Dw

      A robust economy, no inflation, adequate testing, border security, and a promising vaccine.

      Now, everything is wrecked.

    129. jason says:

      So Schumer is going ahead with the nuke the filibuster vote tonight?

      I think at this point Manchin and Sinema aren’t going to cave, not with these tactics.

      So the point is just to give the moonbats reason to attack them further.

      I never believed Manchin would switch parties, but if his fellow Dems really keep calling him a white supremacist because he is defending something the Dems used hundreds of times just 2 years ago I would says the odds against it have decreased.

    130. jason says:

      Profound…and a heartbeat away from the Presidency.

      She was asked by NBC’s Craig Melvin whether it was time for the White House to reconsider its COVID-19 strategy. The veep’s answer was vintage Selina Meyer.

      “It is time for us to do what we have been doing,” Harris said. “And that time is every day.”

    131. jason says:

      It’s $4.83 here already.It will go to $5-$6 range in my area imo”

      This only impacts the super rich that own compounds outside of Reno.

      – Jean Psaki

    132. DW says:

      The Virginia counties around DC are defying Governor Youngkin’s mandate that masks be optional in schools.

      Sounds like insurrection to me. Where is the outrage over this attempt to overthrow the government?

    133. DW says:

      “It is time for us to do what we have been doing,” Harris said. “And that time is every day.”

      Talk about an empty suit.

    134. Tina says:

      This will come from the intelligence services, touted by Drats afterwards, and Rinos a bit after.

      Pooty poot is invading now to make Biden look bad so that Trump can become President again. This is as per the latest assessment of intelligence community.

    135. mnw says:

      TSA:

      “Illegal Aliens Flying Without Proper ID Can Use Arrest Warrant As Form of ID”

      Not the Bee.

    136. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      134. In San Diego gas is in the $4.65 to over $5.00 range. I use an app called “Gas Buddy” to find the most inexpensive gas.

    137. Tina says:

      Sdc, great app.

    138. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      In comparing the mental state of president/VP; think we can say that Joe Biden is no longer there, and Kamala Harris has never visited.

    139. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      144. Yes, indispensable if a travel a lot, which I do. Google says I drove the equivalent of 1/2 way around the Earth last year.

    140. Gordon Allen says:

      A very reasoned article about Ukraine by Adam Cabot to be found in Real Clear Defense.

    141. DW says:

      Just want to prepare everyone for what is coming.

      Clearly the Omicron strain is going to finish peaking soon, and when it crashes back down, new Covid cases will all but dry up.

      Biden’s puppeteers will shove him up to the mic where he will take credit for defeating covid as he promised he would.

      The media will cheer Biden as our savior, and that without him and his trust in Fauci, we all would be dead from covid.

    142. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      148. Then the next strain will appear. Sorry, but this is going to turn into a seasonal disease like influenza. This virus was engineering through gain of function research to evolve readily.

    143. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Germany appears more interested in NordStream and being nice to Putin than helping the Ukraine:

      “Militarily, for example, the United States, Turkey and Britain have stood out for supplying or agreeing to supply anti-tank missiles, armed drones, naval warships and other weapons, along with money to help Ukraine build its defenses. A British military flight taking weapons to Ukraine on Monday flew around German airspace rather than taking the most direct route through it. German officials suggested Wednesday that the issue was their paperwork requirement for such overflights rather than any allied dispute over arming Ukraine.”

    144. jason says:

      Well, the Germans always loved paperwork….

    145. Gordon Allen says:

      Germany, under former East German native Angela Merkel.( and to be fair under other Chancellors) has been cozying up to Russia for a long time.
      Historically, Prussia/Germany has either been at Russia’s throat( and vice versa), or being close to it diplomatically( Bismarck ,Weimar Republic.).
      In any case,it’s relations with Russia have always been front and center for it, not least because of economic ties.
      It is worrisome though as a sign of a possible Nato split. Some of the East European states as well.

    146. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      152. Agree, there was a reason for why Obama was tapping Merkel’s telephone.

    147. Tina says:

      No doubt it was produced In the lab.

      It’s too bad that China will not suffer any consequences, given the current Administration and the gop-e.

      Seems like our military was on top of it. I am sure the woke general will deny it now. The one who abandoned Baghram.

    148. Tina says:

      Be careful of the muh trump-desantis “war”. It’s 100% fake news from the likely sources.

      While I believe trump won’t run, if he does, I think this is the ticket.

      Again, I think he is running into his age as a barrier.

    149. mnw says:

      147 Gordon

      I read that, on your suggestion. I thought it was persuasive.

      For posters who don’t read it, the author makes a strong case that U.S. military involvement in Ukraine will embolden China vis a vis Taiwan.

      Imo, China, Russia & Iran are already acting in concert– all encouraged by unprecedented U.S. weakness. As I’ve posted before, our adversaries view the hapless Biden regime as a once-in-a-century opportunity.

    150. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Mr. Gabbie Giffords(D-AZ) may just bury his political career today.

      “AZ Senator Mark Kelly will vote to kill the filibuster. So endeth his cover as a moderate.
      Mr. Kelly said in a statement: “If campaign finance and voting rights reforms are blocked again this week, I will support the proposed changes to pass them with a majority vote. Protecting the vote-by-mail system used by a majority of Arizonans and getting dark money out of our elections is too important to let fall victim to Washington dysfunction.”

      I guess he has never heard the name George Soros when it comes to “dark money”.
      Has Kelly ever criticized the Administration’s open border policies?
      As a politician, he may be the emptiest suit in the Senate.

    151. DW says:

      Headline:
      “Starbucks Nixes Biden’s Vax Mandate Following SCOTUS Ruling”

      When you lose a hard-leftist org like Starbucks…

    152. mnw says:

      I don’t worry at all about Manchin &/or Sinema going wobbly on Freedom to Cheat.

      The Arlen Specter of the Klondike and Utah’s Sorrow are the stuff of my nightmares.

    153. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      156. The article also makes a strong case for providing advanced arms to the Ukraine.

    154. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      159. Romney is a no:

      “Romney said he doesn’t support the Democrats’ bill because it weakens voter ID, makes it easier to cheat accommodating unmonitored vote collection boxes and opens the gates to a flood of pre- and post-election lawsuits. He also said he doesn’t favor federal funding for campaigns or requiring states to allow felons to vote.”

    155. jason says:

      MSM hardest hit.

      NEW: A statement from Justices Sotomayor and Gorsuch:

      “Reporting that Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch to wear a mask surprised us. It is false. While we may sometimes disagree about the law, we are warm colleagues and friends.”

    156. mnw says:

      161 SDC

      But what about the filibuster itself, though? I could see him voting to exclude Freedom to Cheat from the filibuster, & then voting NO on the bill itself.

      Because so virtue signal-y! So principled! So independent! Won’t the MSM love me now!

      160 SDC

      Only for B-list ‘advanced arms.’

    157. mnw says:

      Politico/Morning Consult

      “Do you agree or disagree with this statement:

      Biden is capable of leading the country”

      51% disagreed.

      Joe “Win the War” Biden. Now THERE’S a thought that will help you sleep better at night.

    158. Meldrim says:

      There is absolutely no way that any GOP senator will vote to get rid of the filibuster using the nuclear option sponsored by the Democrats. The odds of the are zilch. mnw, do you really think that if the chair rules that 60 votes are not required for cloture for the “voting bill” that Romney will join 48 Democrats in an attempt to blow up the legislative filibuster? He wouldn’t do that even if he favored the bill, which he doesn’t. I don’t know what Romney did to you in 2012, but you sure have Romney Derangement Syndrome.

    159. Tina says:

      And sedition and terrorism too. /s

      Second City Bureaucrat
      @CityBureaucrat
      · 1h
      Biden’s DOJ must charge Gorsuch with attempted murder of Sotomayor by nomask. twitter.com/scotusreporter…

    160. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      163. The “B list” is what the Ukraine has seeking.

      There are alternative and more effective methods of fighting Russian aggression. These include tough sanctions and, more importantly, mass military aid to Ukraine. Sanctions against Putin’s regime should continue, and the U.S. should increase the supply of arms to Ukraine. Military aid to Ukraine must include the delivery of equipment that will be most effective against Russian incursions, such as the Javelin anti-tank missiles already supplied, and air defense weapons such as Stinger man-portable missiles, which were of great use against Soviet airpower during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The Polish Grom or updated Piorun man-portable air defense system are other viable options that would also assist in complicating a Russian invasion. The U.S. should stop short of supplying medium-range and more strategic end weapon systems such as the Patriot air defense system, as the aim is to bog down Russian forces rather than provoke a full-scale use of overwhelming force. Systems such as the Patriot could be perceived as a threat to Russia itself, leading to escalation. By supplying tactical weapons that can be easily operated and carried by Ukrainian ground troops, the Russians would be subjected to an operating environment where taking ground is arduous and risky. This strategy would weaken the Russian army. Supplying equipment rather than troops poses little to no risk to the U.S. with relatively minimal cost. It accomplishes the objective of assisting a sovereign state facing aggression and impacting the calculus of Russian military planners.”

    161. mnw says:

      Meldrin

      I said it was the stuff of nightmares, not a probability. A conservative columnist mentioned today that he worried more about Romney & Murkowski getting off the reservation than about Sinema & Manchin. Now I can’t find the column in question.

      On an unrelated topic:

      Kari Lake said today, “As AZ governor, I will declare a ‘state of invasion’ and close the border.” Huhh. Possible addition to my contribution list for ’22.

    162. Gordon Allen says:

      #156 and 160. I think it was a very balanced presentation, which I support. Support for Ukraine is important, but it is not strategically an imperative. Certainly not worth a US military intervention and the risk involved, including a nuclear escalation.
      Essentially he’s saying we are NOT strong enough for a two front war w China and Russia( which we are not), and getting excessively committed to the Ukraine will be a green light to China re Taiwan.
      This is not 1945, or not 1987. We are not as strong as we were then

    163. Gordon Allen says:

      #156 and 160. I think it was a very balanced presentation, which I support. Support for Ukraine is important, but it is not strategically an imperative. Certainly not worth a US military intervention and the risk involved, including a nuclear escalation.
      Essentially he’s saying we are NOT strong enough for a two front war w China and Russia( which we are not), and getting excessively committed to the Ukraine will be a green light to China re Taiwan.
      This is not 1945, or not 1987. We are not as strong as we were then , and as Clint Eastwood famously said, ” a man(nation) has to know it’s limits”
      We must make choices between desirable and imperative. if that makes me Neville( inaccurate historically btw), in some ways, so be it.

    164. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      169. The problem with your argument is that backing down in the Ukraine and failing to show strength will just embolden the Chinese. I doubt Putin would be challenging us in the Ukraine if Biden had not withdrawn from Vietnam the way he did. This is an issue of resolve, not military strength.

    165. mnw says:

      I don’t like the terms of the argument: “backing down”; “allowing Russia to…” etc.

    166. Tina says:

      Biden has allows Russia to do a minor incursion into Ukraine.
      Nobody knows (not even the demented one) what this means.

      Jerry Dunleavy
      @JerryDunleavy
      · 17m
      Biden: “Russia will be held accountable if it invades. It depends on what it does. It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion & we end up having to fight about what to do & not do, etc. But if they actually do what they’re capable of doing…it’s gonna be a disaster for Russia…”

    167. NYCmike says:

      https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/01/hostages-at-colleyville-synagogue-were-rescued-by-themselves-not-the-fbi/

      -Just to clean up from the weekend……I was surprised that jason did not update us on this……

    168. DW says:

      So Putin will just do one minor incursion into Ukraine each week until he has taken over the whole country.

    169. Tina says:

      We should get rid of NPR and the fib.

      Only if we had a President and Congress with balls.

    170. Gordon Allen says:

      # 172 I agree. Wissing has obviously set his algorithms to intercept any critical comments on the Ukraine. Multiple comments are intercepted with not the slightest inflammatory comment.
      Worship at the alter of Wissing as you must, I don’t’ I know who he is exactly.

    171. Gordon Allen says:

      DW. Your solution is what?. BTW why is there this assumption that Ukraine is helpless against an incursion of 150,000 troops? For a country the size of Ukraine that should be easily handled.

    172. Tina says:

      Putzaki is going to have to stay up all night to clean up this train wreck.

    173. jason says:

      A very reasoned article about Ukraine by Adam Cabot to be found in Real Clear Defense.”

      Very reasoned my ass. Of course the Nevilles and isolationists will love it because the message right off the bat is that ‘Biden should sit this one out”.

      It is full of distorted facts and bogus assumptions and relies on “sanctions” to stop Putin, zzzzzzz. It has the old tired “save resources to maybe confront China” and “OMG maybe Putin would use nuclear weapons”, the former a red herring and the latter completely ridiculous as Putin wants to recreate the Soviet Union, he doesn’t want to nuke it.

    174. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      172. The position of NATO members, including the United States, was stated by NATO Secretary Stoltenberg:

      “The message today to Russia is that it is for Ukraine as a sovereign nation to decide its own path. And for the 30 NATO Allies to decide when Ukraine is ready to become a member.”

      If NATO agreed to allow Putin to have veto power over whether Ukraine or any other country could be a member NATO — that is backing down. If you don’t like the term, maybe it is because it is a craven, cowardly thing to do. As Reagan often stated there is only “peace through strength”.

    175. DW says:

      179 – I was making fun of Biden who seems to say its OKAY for Putin to do a small incursion. So all Putin has to do is 59 small incursions into Ukraine spread out over a year, and he’s got the whole thing, and Biden approves.

    176. jason says:

      Worship at the alter of Wissing as you must,”

      Why don’t you start your own blog if you don’t like it here.

      You can limit it to isolationists and “peace in our time” morons and censor any dissenting comments. You can make everyone swear allegiance to the ghost of Neville Chamberlain and to Putin in order to join.

      I am sure it will be very popular.

    177. jason says:

      As Reagan often stated there is only “peace through strength”.

      Exactly.

      Appeasement didn’t work with people like Hitler and Stalin.

      It won’t work with Putin. He understands strength, he despises weakness.

    178. jason says:

      jason and Bitterlaw will say that this guy wants to abolish the FBI…….”

      Nah, we will say you want to abolish the FBI.

    179. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Adam Cabot, who wants caution in regard to the U.S. helping the Ukraine so it can focus on China, also believes that the U.S. should threaten China with a nuclear strike if it attacks Taiwan.

      “As the only power with the real capability to combat China in relation to Taiwan, it’s critical that the U.S. sends clear signals to deter China and reassure allies. The CCP must have no doubt that any use of nuclear weapons on a U.S. ally under the extended deterrence umbrella will be met with a retaliatory nuclear strike.”

    180. NYCmike says:

      “For a country the size of Ukraine that should be easily handled.”

      -Considering that 100K people without weapons almost brought down the United States on J6, I think you may have to re-evaluate your statement.

    181. jason says:

      I doubt Putin would be challenging us in the Ukraine if Biden had not withdrawn from Vietnam the way he did.’

      Hmmm… I guess that is fair.

      If Trump can cause hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and floods Biden can be blamed for Vietnam.

    182. NYCmike says:

      jason keeps yapping while disregarding the fact that Biden is President……

    183. NYCmike says:

      #189 – figured he meant to say Afghanistan instead of Vietnam…..is that correct, SDC?

    184. NYCmike says:

      “As Reagan often stated there is only “peace through strength”.

      Exactly.”

      -Unfortunately, President Biden is in the Oval Office………will someone let the A-Hole know….

    185. jason says:

      also believes that the U.S. should threaten China with a nuclear strike if it attacks Taiwan.”

      Not quite if it attacks Taiwan, but if it attacks Taiwan with nuclear weapons.

      Highly unlikely, China wants Taiwan as an asset, not a liability.

      China is not going to nuke Taiwan any more than Putin is going to nuke the Ukraine.

    186. jason says:

      jason keeps yapping while disregarding the fact that Biden is President……”

      No, you are the one disregarding it.

      The idea that Putin is going to wait around for the US to have a more competent President is asinine.

      You deal with crises with the President you have, not on who you would like to have.

    187. DW says:

      193 – besides, Ukraine has already been nuked once.

    188. jason says:

      #189 – figured he meant to say Afghanistan instead of Vietnam…..is that correct, SDC?”

      Wow, NYC figured that one out?

      Give him an autographed picture of Putin for him to put next to his picture of Schumer.

    189. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      189. Yes, meant Afghanistan.

    190. NYCmike says:

      “The idea that Putin is going to wait around for the US to have a more competent President is asinine.”

      -You are weird.

      Putin is acting now because Biden is President. He waited for Trump to be replaced.

      Why?

      Because he knows that just about any Democrat will not do what is necessary to defend Ukraine……and I’ll give you as evidence the 8 years when Obama refused to sell them advanced weaponry.

      You keep arguing as if Trump is in office……newsflash – he isn’t.

      We will have to rely on NATO to do the right thing, and at this point, NATO will have to rely on the European members to push for the right strategies……but they are at odds with each other.

      Where do you disagree? Is NATO unified? Germany is on the same page as everyone else?

    191. jason says:

      Biden has allows Russia to do a minor incursion into Ukraine.”

      Ah yes.

      Let’s give Hitler Czechoslovakia to keep him happy, that worked out really well for ole Neville.

    192. NYCmike says:

      yooo

    193. jason says:

      We will have to rely on NATO to do the right thing,”

      Why?

      Ukraine is not yet a member of NATO, so the US is free to act unilaterally if it so chooses.

      I have not advocated for the US to defer to NATO, I advocate for the US to do anything necessary to ensure the territorial integrity of the Ukraine.

      Sure, we want NATO to be unified, we want to use NATO assets to help the Ukraine.

      But we don’t need Germany to defend the Ukraine.

      As for Biden, I am not arguing as if Trump is in office.

      Biden is the President. Putin is not waiting for another President. We need to defend our interests around the world with the Presiden we have.

      I really don’t understand the logic behind “well Biden is incompetent so we let the Russians and Chinese divvy up the world”.

      That is your strategy?

    194. jason says:

      Because he knows that just about any Democrat will not do what is necessary to defend Ukraine”

      Zzzzz…

      But the Neville Allens and the mnws and other isolationists will?

      Get real.

      Biden may be incompetent, but he probably understands the threat a new Soviet Union poses to the US a lot more than Neville Allen.

    195. NYCmike says:

      “I really don’t understand the logic behind “well Biden is incompetent so we let the Russians and Chinese divvy up the world”.”

      -No, it’s not.

      The strategy that Trump had in place was working. Biden changed that strategy, which is why Putin is now acting like he is.

      Why do you expect Biden to all of a sudden reverse course and go back to what Trump was doing?

    196. NYCmike says:

      “Biden may be incompetent, but he probably understands the threat a new Soviet Union poses to the US a lot more than Neville Allen.”

      -Oh Lord!

      Why anyone would have such an elevated opinion of a lifetime politician is crazy!

    197. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I don’t think we can assume that Russia will have an easy task trying to occupy Ukraine. It is very large country with over 40 million people. Ukrainians still remember the famine Stalin deliberately caused that killed millions. 82 years ago the prediction was that Stalin would easily occupy Finland, which did not happen:

      “What Ukraine Can Learn From Finland”
      https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/12/19/ukraine-finland-russia-ww2-soviet-union/

      “Just over 82 years ago, Finnish soldiers defending their country against the vastly superior Soviet Red Army achieved a spectacular breakthrough: They defeated the Soviet invaders in the battle for the town of Tolvajarvi in then-Ladoga Karelia. The Finnish Army’s stunning victory signaled to the Finnish population and the rest of the world that all was not lost—and for 10 more weeks, the Finns miraculously managed to keep the Soviets at bay. Today, another small country faces a similar winter war. Ukraine would do well to learn from Finland.”
      Red Army commanders assumed Tolvajarvi would be a cakewalk, just like former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin assumed the entire invasion of Finland would be easy.”

      * * * *

      “But crucially for the Finns, they remained a free country, and despite the Soviets’ might, Finns were willing to respond with armed force should the Soviets invade again. Even at the height of the Cold War, in the early 1980s, 67 percent of Finns supported armed defense against a prospective invader. That support has remained extremely high; currently, 68 percent of Finns support armed defense.

      Indeed, in the Winter War, the Finns demonstrated to the rest of the world that a small and militarily inferior country can thwart the ambitions of a large and militarily superior one. That demonstration should give Ukrainians courage as they, too, face the prospect of a winter war.”

    198. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      From the Kyiv Times:

      “The Biden Administration announced on Jan. 18 that it is providing an additional $200 million in military support to Ukraine. The announcement came as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to Kyiv to meet with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky. He will meet with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov in Geneva afterward

      The move is in response Russia’s continued military build-up on Ukraine’s eastern flank. The Kremlin is also suspected as the source of recent cyber-attacks on several Ukrainian ministry websites. It also comes after Belarus announced that it would hold joint military exercises with Russia near Ukraine’s northern border”

    199. Phil says:

      NATO is toothless, but members aren’t obligated to defend Ukraine anyway.

      Send some money and military equipment to Ukraine to help them defend themselves…..and then let the chips fall where they may. If Putin moves in sanction Russia severely, but there isn’t any more we can do. They are out of our sphere of influence. That’s the unfortunate fact. We aren’t (nor should we) go to war over it. Putin knows this. It is what it is.

    200. Tina says:

      Don’t worry Richie Lowry says that Xi Biden deserves “credit” for doing a 2 hour presser.

      Is Lowry still the editor for National Retrest Online or a Faux All Star?

    201. Tina says:

      National Retreat Online*

    202. Gordon Allen says:

      In Narch 1940 the Russians broke through the Mannerheim line and threatened to overrun Helsinki and Finland.
      The Finns surrendered and gave up 15% of Finnish territory.
      Although heroic,the Finns lost.
      In November 1940 the Russians demanded the total absorption of Finland in the Hitler/ Molotov talks; Hitler flatly rejected that.
      We need to ger our history right; despite fierce resistance Finland was overpowered.
      In relative size Ukraine is vastly better situated than Finland in 1939/40,and Russia is far weaker relatively than it was then.

    203. jason says:

      Why anyone would have such an elevated opinion of a lifetime politician is crazy!”

      It is a very low bar, you understand.

      You don’t have to have an elevated opinion of someone to think they have a better understanding of geopolitics than Neville Allen.

    204. jason says:

      They are out of our sphere of influence.”

      Wrong. They are very much in our “sphere of influence”.

    205. jason says:

      Why do you expect Biden to all of a sudden reverse course and go back to what Trump was doing?”

      Wins straw argument of the month.

      My posts reflect what I think we SHOULD do.

      And that has zero to do with who is President. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

      I would say that is what we should do if it was Trump, Obama, Kamala, Biden or AOC.

    206. jason says:

      WH tries to clean up mess Biden made on the floor.

      “New White House statement on Russia and Ukraine:

      “President Biden has been clear with the Russian President: If any Russian military forces move across the Ukrainian border, that’s a renewed invasion, and it will be met with a swift, severe, and united response”

    207. Tina says:

      His comments at todays presser was not a mistake

      Abe Greenwald
      @AbeGreenwald
      ·
      1h
      CNN: Kyiv officials say Biden gave “green light” to Putin today.

    208. jason says:

      I think this is accurate.

      “Biden says his first year has ‘outperformed what anybody thought would happen’

      I had low expectations, but Biden exceeded them.

    209. jason says:

      CNN: Kyiv officials say Biden gave “green light” to Putin today.”

      I don’t think he intended to, thus the clean up on aisle 4, but certainly Putin says thanks for the invitation.

    210. Tina says:

      He did not mean to say it publicly, but it was intended for private matters between him, Pooty poot, and likely the Ccp.

    211. Tina says:

      This loon is still peddling her fake news.

      Her report was nuked by all parties here, Gorsuch and Sotohatewhiteymor.

      Nina Totenberg
      @NinaTotenberg
      · 3h
      NPR stands by my reporting
      https://npr.org/2022/01/19/1074169348/supreme-court-hears-arguments-on-campaign-finance-law-issues-statements-on-npr-r

    212. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      210. Just so you understand, Finland never surrendered. After Sweden and other European countries refused to help Finland, and Sweden and Hitler told Finland that it needed a negotiated settlement. It did. A peace treaty was signed on 12 Mar 1940, in which Finland ceded the territory to the Soviet Union. Finland never surrendered its independence or allowed the Soviet Union to have a role its governance.

      You can argue the Finns lost, but in reality, unlike Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Finland was not incorporated into the Soviet Union. Considering the odds, Finland succeeded in preserving its independence. No one expected Finland to fight the way they did, and Finland retained its independence even when the Soviets took control of most of Eastern Europe.

      Even though the Mannerheim line was breached, the Finns would have continued to fight. I am Finnish and lost several family members in the conflict. They would have fought to the end rather than surrender. The Soviets knew this and had taken horrible casualties.

    213. Gordon Allen says:

      SDC. They lost
      They surrendered more territory than the Rusdians originally asked for in October 1939
      See Read,” The Deadly Embrace “, Mueller, “Enemy in the East”.
      Their main defense line,the Manneheim line had been irretrievably broken,and their reserves were non existent.
      The Russians accepted a partial victory because they feared the British and French were organizing a force to occupy Norway, and were considering directly intervening to help Finland.
      The Russians believed they could await developments in the West,and at their convenience seize the rest of Finland easily.
      They planned to do exactly that,but Hitler adamantly opposed their plan( and others) in his fateful talks w Molotov in Berlin in November 12=13 1940.
      The transcript of those meetings are available on Google and you can read them yourself.
      I’m afraid you’re misled about the results of the winter war,and the Finn’s heroic but futile defense

    214. Cash Cow TM says:

      Walt drove up to Harrisburg PA this morning to help go through boxes in preparation for his niece moving his sister to NH where she lives.

      Observations on way home:

      1. WTF is with gas prices in PA?
      $3.40 top $3.49/ gal! (“only” #3.25 here in WV)

      2. Both directions, when he stopped for fast food it was drive thru only–could not go inside

      3. Listened to 2 hours of political pundits panning Biden’s 2-hour prresser. Even the left leaning commentators nuked Biden.

      Instead of Biden coming out and showing a “Biden 0.2 reset, it sounds like he showed Biden 0.2.

      I have never heard ALL the talking heads (even LEFT of center ones) nuke Biden’s horrible performance. And yes, they played many clips of what Biden actually said. I was working toting boxes so I did not see and of Biden’s 2-hour fuster cluck as sister did not have their TV on.

    215. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      221. You can speculate all you want about what would have happened under a lot of scenarios — the fact is Finland successfully preserved its independence, and unlike the Baltics and Eastern Europe, never became a Soviet satellite. This would not have happened without their fierce resistance to the invasion. The goal was to preserve Finnish independence, and it was achieved.

      As far as ceded more territory than the Soviets originally demanded, keep in mind that the Soviets followed up the territorial demands from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with total occupation of each country. That was their intention in Finland. When Finland resisted, the Soviets invaded and thought they would have an easy time seizing the whole country.

      As Nikita Khrushchev once stated: “all of us sensed in our victory a defeat by the Finns.”

      Or aa a journalist once stated, Finland may have lost the war, but it won the peace.

    216. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow said President Biden’s nearly two-hour long press conference on Wednesday was a show of “stamina” towards Russian President Vladamir Putin.

      Ok, what’s the mental competency test going to be?

    217. Bitterlaw says:

      When I visited the Soviet Union in 1989, we flew to Helsinki for a day before going to Leningrad. It was the cleanest place I ever saw. People were all good looking and friendly. Then we boarded a Russian plane. Still not sure how it got in the air or landed.

    218. Tina says:

      Where are the jebots.

      Biden lashing out at reporters.

      Cali 8lb the 2022 election will be unfair.

      Carving out the Ukraine /allowing for Russia to do a little incurcisiom.

    219. Tina says:

      Sean Davis
      @seanmdav
      ·
      7m
      Ukraine funneled millions to Biden’s crackhead son, peddled collusion lies against Trump in 2016, and got Trump impeached over a phone call.

      And what did Ukraine get in return for all that money and meddling?

      Biden handing Ukraine to Putin during a press conference. ???

    220. Phil says:

      52-48

      As expected,….the filibuster survives.

    221. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Japanese found it very difficult to find experienced kamikaze pilots…

    222. NYCmike says:

      “My posts reflect what I think we SHOULD do.

      And that has zero to do with who is President. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.”

      -Got it.

      You live in a fantasy world instead of reality.

    223. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Vast majority of Americans believe society is in a state of decay:

      76.8% State of decay
      9.8% State of progress
      13.4% Unsure

      From @trafalgar_group/
      @COSProject

    224. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @baseballcrank
      In 2020, I thought Biden was a mediocre, spineless, gropey, geriatric serial fabulist & demagogue who couldn’t run anything, had been wrong on everything, & had no moral courage, failing mental faculties, & a blind spot for corruption.

      I still never expected him to be this bad.

    225. Gordon Allen says:

      So Schumer made all the Democrats walk the plank.
      What a bunch of lemmings.

    226. jason says:

      Freudian slip…

      “Democrat Rep. Hakeem Jeffries says Democrats’ federal elections takeover bill is “inspired by Hugo Chavez…Cesar Chavez.”

    227. jason says:

      Say what you want of McConnell, he would never have made that mistake.

      I think Schumer when he committed earlier in the month to hold the vote thought that he was still going to bully Manchin and Sinema. When they didn’t cave he was screwed, cancel the vote and the far left moonbats who now are the majority of the party would have crucified (and primaried) him.

    228. jason says:

      I can see the charges now….

      Not woke enough?

      “The Texas home of Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) appears to have been raided by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) this evening, according to several sources”

    229. Wes says:

      So basically Schumer made some of his most vulnerable faux moderate Senators out themselves as reflexive party hacks for nothing.

      Great job, Chuckie!

    230. Tina says:

      But Wrong Wray and the Fib said there was no anti semitism.

      The Jewish Chronicle
      @JewishChron
      · 16h
      EXCLUSIVE: Texas synagogue terrorist ranted about “f***ing Jews” in last call to family made during siege https://zpr.io/9fWLMMG7L3ky

    231. jason says:

      TSA Says It Will Accept Arrest Warrants as ID for Illegal Aliens at Airports”

      NYC to rush here and bleat WE ARE WINNING in 3, 2, 1….

    232. Wes says:

      Et tu, NBC?

      https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/biden-ends-first-year-president-bleak-discouraging-marks-public-n1287751

      Biden’s most loyal media outlet has him underwater on basically everything.

    233. jason says:

      So basically Schumer made some of his most vulnerable faux moderate Senators out themselves as reflexive party hacks for nothing.”

      Yep, he forced Tester and Kelly on votes they much rather not have.

      And Sinema too, on the theory she might now lose a primary to a far left moonbat that could lose the GE.

      I doubt Manchin loses any Dem primary in WV.

    234. SoHope says:

      Insane survey of Democratic voters in a recently poll by Rasmussen:

      -55% support fines against unvaxxed
      -59% support house arrest
      -48% support internment camps
      -48% support prison for questioning vax efficacy on social media
      -47% support surveillance
      -29% support the state taking their kids

    235. DW says:

      243 – Of course they think this. And they are not just spouting off. They are TRUE BELIEVERS in the Branch Covidian cult.

      Never before in American history have we had a cult like this rise up and quickly gain the mandating force of the federal government. You must take the two sacraments:

      1) The sacrament of the facial mask.

      2) The irreversible sacrament of the shots.

      True believers are all in on these sacraments. To deny them is unthinkable. You are literally attempting to sever people from their faith if you question their beliefs.

    236. SoHope says:

      48 democrats are on record for wanting to get rid of the filibuster (even after Jimmy Stewart used it so well in 1939). If the GOP win it all by 2024 should they give them what they want? I don’t think the Republicans can ever trust that dems won’t do it when they have better margins.
      The only way to put the genie back in the bottle is to win it all in 2024 threaten to pass 100% of the most aggressive republican policy possible by ending the filibuster and packing the court unless the states pass a constitutional ammendment keeping the filibuster and locking in 9 supreme court justices to prevent all future packing. Thoughts?

    237. SoHope says:

      Give the states 1 year to ratify and if not unleash hell

    238. Tina says:

      From the Hotline Squash:

      Josh Kraushaar
      @HotlineJosh
      · 45m
      NEW AP/NORC poll:

      Would you like to see Biden run for re-election in 2024?

      YES 28%
      NO 70%
      https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-joe-biden-business-health-inflation-6b6b0abfef867fc405e9f358ce2c3a09

    239. mnw says:

      Trafalgar:

      39/59 = -20 JA

      Generic = R+14

      And he achieved this in ONE year!

      RAS is -18 JA today, btw.

    240. jason says:

      I want Biden to run for re-election.

    241. Tina says:

      He has to be on the short list for AG in a future Republican Administration. No more Bondo Barr or scaredy cats, like Sessions.

      Jason Miyares
      @JasonMiyaresVA
      · 16h
      I’m proud to announce Virginia is no longer participating in West Virginia v EPA, a lawsuit that could devastate the coal industry and the thousands of jobs it supports in Southwest Virginia.

      Virginia is no longer anti-coal.

    242. Tina says:

      Amid listing shortages, existing home sales decline (market watch).

      They are declining because the economy has flatlined.

    243. Tina says:

      Where is Quittens?

      Joel Pollak
      @joelpollak
      ·
      12h
      Reminder: Trump was impeached over a potential delay in a future aid budget to Ukraine. Biden just invited Russia to invade Ukraine.

    244. jason says:

      Tonight, Republican senators lined up to shake Kyrsten Sinemaa’s hand. Democratic senators should have given her the backs of their hands”

      -Robert Reich

      Is it ok to tell people to beat up women on Twitter?

    245. mnw says:

      250 Tina

      at a minimum.

      Or Senate, maybe.

    246. Cash Cow TM says:

      Walt Broke the handle of the metal scoop shovel while shoveling ice. It was his grandfathers shovel.

      Now he can’t find any scoop shovel replacement handles.

      jason, if you have one send it down to WV.

    247. Cash Cow TM says:

      Why is it that the left (Ds) never try to pass a simple single bill to “fix’ this or that (and could probably peel off 10-20% of Rs to vote for it and pass, but instead go whole hog and have an jinormous bill filled with some good things but heavily laden with all sorts of goof ball things where it is doomed to failure?

    248. Cash Cow TM says:

      Cann any provide a list of the various parts of the Voting Rights Bill that are fraught with problems?

      The MSM certainly does not bother to do that.

    249. Gordon Allen says:

      On the Omicron front from a returning veteran.
      Last week I didn’t feel wel, for a couple of dats, took a rapid home covd test on Friday and was positive.
      Friday through most of Monday I had head cold symptoms,with congestion in my head (no jokes) and nasal passage, some coughing and sneezing, and overall fatigue, Starting late Monday I started feeling better and yesterday tested negative
      As I had self tested it occurs to me I never counted as a “case”( although I did call my doctor). I’m sure that is the situation with millions; thus Omicron has hit even more people than the “official count”.
      This seems to me to suggest we must be producing natural immunity at a phenomenal rate( a good thing I would think)
      PS Biden all but invited Putin to take the Donets yesterday, and that there are deep divisions in Nato about sanctions. Although a military response has never been in the cards by Nato, it sure looks like Putin can take a slice of Eastern Ukraine with little prospect of facing serious sanctions.
      Yikes!!!

    250. Robbie says:

      Josh Kraushaar
      @HotlineJosh
      New NBC poll, of R voters: Are you more a supporter of Trump or the Republicans party?

      Republican Party 56
      Trump: 36

      Lowest number for Trump in the history of the poll.

      – Jason fraud screams with rage into a pillow.

    251. mnw says:

      Gordon

      I see Russia occupying (“invading,” if that is your preference) the easternmost 20%-25% of Ukraine.

      The economic sanctions will be serious, but that prospect won’t deter Russia.

      The ONLY good aspect of this is that it will kill the disastrous Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

      Biden’s statement about limited incursions was astonishing– what a fabulous poker player this man is!

      Btw, Biden said he was about as popular as the last 4 presidents. That at some point all of them were around 44% JA too. So, no biggie.

    252. Phil says:

      Lol

      Just means Robbie will pivot and direct his drive by snark at DeSantis. He never met a Republican on the ballot he likes.

      Today marks an entire year Robbie has managed to avoid any criticism of his man in the WH. Of course, he has a thousand invested in the guy so there’s that.

    253. DW says:

      Tina, didn’t you get the update that the Dems say its just a communication problem. Once they get through the message that $4-$5 a gallon gas and empty store shelves is a wonderful thing, then everything will be good.

      NEW AP/NORC poll:

      Would you like to see Biden run for re-election in 2024?

      YES 28%
      NO 70%
      https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-joe-biden-business-health-inflation-6b6b0abfef867fc405e9f358ce2c3a09

    254. SoHope says:

      Any opinions on #245?
      I don’t think we can put the genie back in the bottle short of a constitutional ammendment.

    255. jason says:

      Lowest number for Trump in the history of the poll.”

      LOL

      Amoral Scumbag is early, tomorrow is Amoral Scumbag Day.

      One year talking about Trump, Fauci and me and ignoring Biden’s failed presidency.

      Biden at 33%? Crickets.

      Some BS “loyalty” MSM poll? WOW.

      The vast majority of Rs approve of Trump and a majority want him to run again.

      I know this triggers Amoral Scumbag, so fun.

    256. jason says:

      Does anyone here actually think Amoral Scumbag would vote for DeSantis, after he supported a commie like Gillum for FL governor and called DeSantis a “Trump Clone”?

    257. mnw says:

      I suppose NBC wants us to draw the logical conclusion: Chris Christie lookin’ good!

    258. Wobbles says:

      At least 107000 illegal ballots in the 2020 Ga election, and possibly over 300,000.”

      How do you know they weren’t for Trump?

    259. Tina says:

      Putzaki has spent yesterday afternoon and today cleaning up the presser debacle.

      Quote Tweet

      Jen Psaki
      @PressSec

      United States government official
      · 2h
      Lets be clear: @potus was not casting doubt on the legitimacy of the 2022 election. He was making the opposite point: In 2020, a record number of voters turned out in the face of a pandemic, and election officials made sure they could vote and have those votes counted.

    260. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag must be confusing me with someone who wants Trump to be the nominee in 2024.

      I think he is a shoe-in for the nomination if he runs. Polls consistently show that. Any poll showing Rs are more loyal to the party than to him personally doesn’t change that. However, if its true it is not a bad thing. Supposedly, people come and go, parties stay.

      I said this in 2019 to Amoral Scumbag. How is YOUR candidate to beat Trump to the nomination. He never gave an answer.

      I don’t even know if I will vote in 2024. If there is a good R candidate that can win, I might reregister. It doesn’t have to be Trump.

      Amoral Scumbag can GFH.

    261. Tina says:

      National Retreat Online is having a bad day.

      Dan McLaughlin
      @baseballcrank
      · 1h
      This is, as regular readers are aware, a knowing falsehood. At no time did I ever suggest that Joe Biden was fit for the office or deserving of anyone’s vote. Nor did any of the NR writers who wrote about their votes. https://nationalreview.com/2020/11/i-was-never-trump-in-2016-im-still-a-conservative-heres-how-im-v

    262. jason says:

      Who is your candidate, not how.

    263. DW says:

      https://redstate.com/dennis_santiago/2022/01/20/if-omicron-creates-herd-immunity-then-what-n509435

      This is the very question I raised back at the start of Omicron when it came out that it was just like the common cold and it spread very easily.

      So what happens when Omicron essentially ends the pandemic?

      How will the left go on with life when they have no mechanism to threaten and demean people who don’t want to play their games?

      How will the Branch Covidian cult members manage to keep people taking their two sacraments of masks and shots when there is neither has any purpose outside the cult?

      My guess is that they will turn to very harsh and angry, search and destroy demands for justice against those who had refused the sacraments.

      They will claim so many died because YOU refused the shots, and they will demand lawsuits to strip you of all your wealth and income so it will be distributed to the heirs of those who died of Covid.

      That’s the next step.

    264. NYCmike says:

      National RETREAT Online – perfect!

    265. NYCmike says:

      “– Jason fraud screams with rage into a pillow.”

      -“CG”,

      As a true-believer-Never-Trumper, please reach out to this lost soul and offer him some support…….I don’t want to see anyone else harmed by his increasingly fragile state of mind.

    266. NYCmike says:

      In regard to Trump, as a President, what actions over those 4 years were immoral or to be looked down upon?

      He was faithful to his wife, he consistently represented our country with pride and respect and honor, and he cherished his family and defended them when they were wrongly attacked.

    267. mnw says:

      “Populist Swing State Voters Become Targets for Democrats in 2022”

      Article is at Breitbart.

      GOP could be a lot more vocal about some economic issues these voters (mostly rank & file union members) care about. Certain DEM candidates, like Fetterman in PA, appear to be running clever campaigns about lost jobs & plant closings. Fetterman, in Sister Souljah mode, is even calling out DEM enviros on this.

    268. DW says:

      276 – compared to Bill Clinton who was more than just a bit immoral during his presidency.

    269. Wes says:

      Ah, Mikey is here. On a 10 scale, how furious were you when Schumer failed to turn his nominal majority into a fully functional dictatorship yesterday?

    270. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. Another topic to disagree about. Trump is definitely not a shoe in; the fact he is trying to prevent others from running by bragging/bullying tells me he knows he isn’t.
      The fact that he acts like he’s “entitled” to it isn’t going over well. I have had a number of Trump voters here( including me) who are turned off by it, and by his persistent reference to things he did and didn’t receive credit for.
      I agree he didn’t, and was likely cheated out of the election(43,000 votes/ C’mon man!). But people are more interested now in what he WILL do going forward, and constantly looking back will catch up to him. He’s also too old.

    271. NYCmike says:

      “Ah, Mikey is here. On a 10 scale, how furious were you when Schumer failed to turn his nominal majority into a fully functional dictatorship yesterday?”

      1

      I was thrilled he went ahead with the vote!

      Boxed himself in wonderfully!

      How about you?

    272. NYCmike says:

      Well said, Gordon.

      If Trump wants to run he needs to earn my vote again, and has to craft a more positive message for 2024 instead of rehashing the 2020 election.

      Also, he better have a good response to criticisms from people like Ann Coulter about the immigration issue, even though he was clearly better than any Democratic candidate on that issue.

    273. NYCmike says:

      “276 – compared to Bill Clinton who was more than just a bit immoral during his presidency.”

      -I was also thinking more in regard to the Bush family, who seemed to have tentacles into investment vehicles which benefited from defense contracts and other government agencies, while Trump’s business has been under the microscope from day 1.

    274. Tina says:

      Coulter can criticize him on illegal immmigration, but no other R ever touted a secured border like him, or built more wall. While I am leaning towards Desantis, I am not sure if he would the Mute 43 open borders route/gop-e or do as much as, if not more than trump.

      The R Congress was terrible for not funding the wall, but he finally found a work around by having the military build it. Yes, he was sued, but he prevailed in court. Seems like he should have acted sooner for the wall by using the military, when Pablo Ryan, the gop e, and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce refused to fund or support the wall.

    275. NYCmike says:

      “Seems like he should have acted sooner for the wall by using the military, when Pablo Ryan, the gop e, and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce refused to fund or support the wall.”

      -He naively assumed that Republicans would build the wall they had appropriated $$$ for in previous budgets.

    276. NYCmike says:

      Tina,

      I don’t agree with her on the position she takes against Trump now, but I would rather have him give her a reasonable argument that she is wrong than to try to belittle and bully her into submission, which won’t happen.

      Unfortunately, he is a tough person to ask to change.

    277. Wes says:

      Oh, I’m elated to know your hero grossly miscalculated and effectively destroyed his own majority.

      You’re going to have to work overtime to get any success out of the Mikey Maneuver now.

    278. Tina says:

      Ny, correct, he was naive

      With that said, he should have pivoted sooner and did his end around. (Actually he was enforcing Mutes 43 bill).

      I just don’t know if Desantis would do this on day 1 or wait for a gop Congress to act (when they are largely ineffective to begin with).

    279. Tina says:

      This was from 5 years ago.

      The jebots gave us this great meme.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/KyleMartinsen_/status/1484261839747923968

    280. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2022 Generic Congressional Ballot Poll:
      Republicans 56% (+14)
      Democrats 42%
      @trafalgar_group
      ~ 1,077 LV ~ 1/12-1/15

      Just a reminder that Trafalgar is been rated as one of the most accurate polls.

    281. Waingro says:

      “jason says:
      January 20, 2022 at 12:07 pm
      Does anyone here actually think Amoral Scumbag would vote for DeSantis, after he supported a commie like Gillum for FL governor and called DeSantis a “Trump Clone”?”

      Just making a periodical check-in here. Did Robbie actually support Gillum?! My God.

    282. mnw says:

      289 Tina

      That IS good. I never saw that before.

      She is the proximate result of de-institutionalizing the mentally ill back in the ’70s. Now they’re either homeless sidewalk druggies, or in jail.

      In my limited experience, prison wardens (real prisons, not prison camps) will tell you half their inmates are mentally ill & used to be in mental hospitals.

    283. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @NateSilver538
      Sometimes public opinion is complicated, but “Biden promised a return to normal and we didn’t get one” is a pretty straightforward story for his declining numbers.

    284. Gordon Allen says:

      Wow. 14 point differential in generic ballot. That’s a total wipeout.

    285. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Citing the need for extra precaution and safety, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor announced her decision to hear the high court’s oral arguments from a remote location in order to protect herself from exposure to the U.S. Constitution.

      “I read online that exposure to the Constitution causes over 100,000 Americans to become white supremacists every day,” said Justice Sotomayor…”

      Babylon Bee

    286. jason says:

      I am in a real quandary here.

      Amoral Scumbag thinks I am a MAGA fanatic.

      Many here think I am too critical of Trump.

      Everyone knows that I really come here because I only aim to please and make friends so I feel torn and dispirited.

    287. jason says:

      He’s also too old.”

      Zzzzzz…. we heard that about Biden too. 81 million votes ago (give or take, mostly take, a few million).

    288. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      294. Agree. Here is another poll:

      #BidenApproval
      @trafalgar_group
      #Poll (Conducted 1/12-15) shows more downward movement:

      38.7% Approve
      59.2% Disapprove
      2.1% No Opinion

      Approval by Party

      71.7% #Dem
      10.1% #GOP
      30.8% #Inds

    289. New York City says:

      Wes says:
      January 20, 2022 at 2:57 pm

      Ah, Mikey is here. On a 10 scale, how furious were you when Schumer failed to turn his nominal majority into a fully functional dictatorship yesterday?”

      Furious is not the word. I turned his picture around so it faces the wall and will leave it like that for a month.

      Not a big deal, I still have pictures of COD, Angle, Mourdock, Akin, Miller, Buck, McDaniels, and Moore to look at.

    290. Phil says:

      Great numbers for our vegetable in chief. Robbie really getting his money’s worth.

    291. mnw says:

      250 Tina

      Newly-elected VA AG Jason Miyares’ DEM predecessor liked to brag that he had turned the AG’s office into “a progressive powerhouse.”

      Scratch one progressive powerhouse.

    292. jason says:

      Trump is definitely not a shoe in; the fact he is trying to prevent others from running by bragging/bullying tells me he knows he isn’t.”

      BS. Trump brags and bullies? Who wouda thunk?

    293. jason says:

      People named jason have above average intellect.

      No, NYC, I don’t have the link, GFY.

    294. Tina says:

      My goodness. Defund npr.

      3 justices deny this, including the 2 involved directly.

      David Folkenflik
      @davidfolkenflik
      · 3h
      NPR’s Nina Totenberg’s reporting on Justices Gorsuch & Sotomayor and masking has been challenged by the right; Chief Justice Roberts now appears to deny thrust of her story. Totenberg & NPR stand by it – I’m told NPR’s public editor will post on this later today.

    295. DW says:

      2022 Generic Congressional Ballot Poll:
      Republicans 56% (+14)
      Democrats 42%
      @trafalgar_group
      ~ 1,077 LV ~ 1/12-1/15

      Just pointing out that in 2010 when the GOP picked up 66 seats we NEVER saw any polling close to this. We would get a +4 or a +5, but never a +14.

      Of course the map is harder for us not versus then, but still, this will be a huge wipeout if these numbers stay like this.

    296. jason says:

      If Trump wants to run he needs to earn my vote again,”

      Damm, there goes another half a million to Schumer, Pelosi, and the DNC.

    297. jason says:

      Defund NPR”

      Now we are talking!

    298. jason says:

      Yep, someone REALLY pissed off Joe Manchin. In the old days he would go off the reservation but could be coaxed back in.

      Doesn’t look like that is the case now.

      “Just caught up with Manchin, who set a very high bar for passing ‘chunks’ of Build Back Better plan.

      In short, he wants to see inflation, covid and the national debt dealt with first.

      Also said they’ll be ‘starting from scratch’ and his December offer isn’t on table”

    299. jason says:

      Inflation, Covid and the national debt first?

      I am sure that won’t be a problem for Biden, Pelosi and Schumer.

    300. DW says:

      Back in 2010, there were only 17 Democrat retirements. 6 of these retirements were due to the candidate running for governor or US senator.

      And back in 2010, here are some polls at the same time in January, for the generic congressional ballot:

      NPR – POS/GQR – Republicans +5
      Rasmussen Reports – Republicans +9
      McLaughlin & Associates (R) – Republicans +5
      PPP (D) – Republicans +3

      Double-digit Republican leads in the generic poll didn’t show up in 2010 until the month before the election. We are now only in January, and we already have had a few double-digit polls in addition to this Trafalgar at R+14.

      But the Dem problem is only one of communication.

    301. jason says:

      Defeating the bogus “voting rights” bill was big.

      But don’t be fooled, despite some changes in red states many of the VBM and other shenanigans the Dems implemented during COVID are still around. Here in PA nothing has changed. Rs need to win seats in blue and purple states too, not just red states.

    302. DW says:

      312 – true, but the smaller the election, the harder to steal. Entire states are easy to steal because there is Detroit, Milwaukee, Philly, etc. But the congressional seats in these cities are already deep blue.

      It will be harder to steal congressional races.

    303. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @HondoTrades
      I annexed my lib neighbor’s backyard. I told him it was a minor incursion so he just left me alone.

    304. SoHope says:

      Minor incursion = just the tip

    305. Bill Clinton says:

      Biden is smarter than everyone realizes. I wish I had thought of that one during the hearings over Monica. Instead of saying, “it depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is,” I should have said, “it was just a minor incursion with Monica, so that’s OK”

    306. CG says:

      They might start referring to abortions as “minor incursions.”

      Or maybe something similar for their efforts to shut down the coal industry.

    307. jason says:

      The Biden Troll is back, must be triggered by Biden’s poll numbers and sooo disappointed he can’t get the entire agenda he voted for.

    308. jason says:

      It will be harder to steal congressional races”

      True, but not the Senate and Governor races. We will have competitive races in states like PA, MI, NV, GA, AZ, WI….

    309. jason says:

      The WAPO, what an example of independent journalism.

      Headline

      “In catering to selfish parents, Youngkin is failing VA’s kids”

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

    310. Tina says:

      It’s Hillary or bust in 2024.

      -Jebots

    311. Tina says:

      How come Twitter support did not ban or suspend the Midget, Robert Reich, for threatening violence against a Senator?

    312. jason says:

      Yes, we need someone non-partisan, non-ideological, middle of the road, consensus building and compromising like Hillary, not to mention “good person”.

    313. jason says:

      We really need to do a welfare check.

      Last post:

      “Tgca says:
      November 30, 2021 at 9:35 pm

      …and for those of you looking for that perfect Xmas gift for that special person in your life there’s …

      https://citizenfreepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Hunter-Biden-Doll.jpg

    314. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National Democratic Primary Poll: McLaughlin Poll

      Biden 25%
      M. Obama 17%
      Harris 8%
      Ocasio-Cortez 7%
      Clinton 7%
      Abrams 6%
      Buttigieg 4%
      O’Rourke 3%
      Newsom 3%
      Klobuchar 2%
      Booker 2%
      Manchin 2%
      Gillibrand 1%
      Cuomo 1%
      Hickenlooper 0%
      Patrick 0%
      Kaine 0%
      Steyer 0%

    315. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National Republican Primary Poll:

      Trump 53% (+40)
      DeSantis 13%
      Pence 9%
      Haley 4%
      Romney 3%
      Owens 2%
      Rubio 2%
      T. Scott 1%
      Cheney 1%
      Cotton 1%
      Abbott 1%
      Hogan 1%
      Bolton 1%
      Kasich 0%

      McLaughlin & Associates ~ 468 LV ~ 1/13-1/18

    316. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag hardest hit.

    317. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National Democratic Primary Poll, Without Biden:

      M. Obama 22%
      Harris 16%
      Ocasio-Cortez 9%
      Clinton 9%
      Abrams 6%
      Buttigieg 6%
      Booker 4%
      Klobuchar 3%
      O’Rourke 2%
      Cuomo 2%
      Newsom 2%
      Manchin 2%
      Hickenlooper 1%
      Adams 1%
      Gillibrand 0%
      Patrick 0%
      Kaine 0%
      Steyer 0%

      McLaughlin

    318. jason says:

      Bolton ahead of Kasich?

      LOL

    319. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National Republican Primary Poll, Without Trump:

      DeSantis 26%
      Trump Jr. 18%
      Pence 12%
      Cruz 8%
      Haley 6%
      Romney 5%
      Owens 3%
      Cheney 1%
      Rubio 1%
      Noem 1%
      Pompeo 1%
      T. Scott 1%
      Cotton 1%
      Abbott 1%
      Hogan 1%
      Kasich 0%
      R. Scott 0%
      Bolton 0%

      McLaughlin & Associates ~ 468 LV

    320. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      325. Only 25% of Democratic voters support Biden being renominated in 2024; and if he does not run only 16% support Harris. It is mind boggling how unpopular this administration is.

    321. Wes says:

      What’s mindboggling about it, SDC? Biden rode a wave of anti-Trump sentiment into office and has proved utterly incompetent and feckless as President.

      These results are what I expected, only worse.

    322. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Anyone else notice Biden has a strong resemblance to Mr. Magoo.

    323. Tina says:

      Well, totally fake news that Desantis and trump despise each other.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/dannydeurbina/status/1484362161547710472

    324. jason says:

      “fake but accurate”?

      In this case we have “misleading but solid”

      “NPR’s Public Editor, Kelly McBride, has written a piece responding to Nina Totenberg’s contested reporting on the Supreme Court. According to McBride, Totenberg’s reporting was misleading but does not require a correction:

      Totenberg’s story merits a clarification, but not a correction. After talking to Totenberg and reading all justices’ statements, I believe her reporting was solid, but her word choice was misleading..”

    325. jason says:

      “Misleading but does not require a correction”

      Don’t you love the MSM?

    326. jason says:

      McBride is also angry that the gist of the story, that the justices do not get along, is being ignored because the “illustration” given is a lie.

      It is the old theory that if you bite into a rotten apple, maybe some of it is still good.

    327. Gordon Allen says:

      Read WSJ OP Ed on failure to pass a defense appropriations bill, and the consequences.
      Somebody finally noticed.

    328. Bitterlaw says:

      RIP, Meat Loaf.

    329. Tina says:

      Data points to tiny 1st quarter gdp and a rise in unemployment.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/GregDaco/status/1484238099043471365

    330. Tina says:

      Hearing more rumors of a primary challenge to Xi Biden.

      The jebots’ Hillary.

      Moochelle

      Kampala

    331. Country Dick Montana says:

      BL-Re: Meat Loaf

      He was waiting for the end of time to hurry up and arrive. It finally did. What an entertainer and what a voice.

    332. Bitterlaw says:

      CDM – He made hooking up in cars into music.

    333. Bitterlaw says:

      Tgca disappeared. Now, lisab has disappeared. I want to state that I had nothing to do with it. Jason will back me up on that.

      The truckload of llama food I sent to Jason is purely coincidental.

    334. jason says:

      Tgca disappeared. Now, lisab has disappeared. I want to state that I had nothing to do with it. Jason will back me up on that.”

      Yes, it is purely coincidental the 2 people Bitter hated the most disappeared.

      ps: send more llama food.

    335. Tom says:

      Tina, a vast majority of Americans oppose US military action anywhere. Americans hate being the world’s policemen. Unfortunately, there isn’t another country on the planet that can perform this role. If the cause is right, Americans understand the need.

      Having said that, I don’t see any need for US troops in Ukraine. We should arm them to the teeth and make sure any Russian intervention is a bloody pyric victory for Russians, if they succeed at all.

    336. Tina says:

      UPDATE: Elections Expert Reveals Over 550,000 Registered Voters In Wisconsin Have a Registration Date of 1/1/1918 – 115,252 of Them VOTED in 2020 (VIDEO)

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/01/update-550000-registered-voters-wisconsin-registration-date-1-1-1918-amounts-one-every-fourteen-voters-system-115252-voted-2020/

    337. DW says:

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/cloth-masks-newly-criticized-in-omicron-messaging-shift-do-absolutely-nothing

      Cloth masks worthless…don’t tell the morons in the school districts in Virginia who are defying Gov. Youngkin’s mandate that the schools cannot require them.

    338. DW says:

      6.6 earthquake just struck 10 miles off the coast of Japan. Trump and Youngkin share the blame, along with those who have refused the covid shots.

    339. DW says:

      I think I was the first to predict that once Covid is over, the hardcore zealots of the Branch Covidian cult will not allow it to die, as they will use the data collected to target people who refused their second sacrament, the shots, slapping them with lawsuits and/or criminal penalties. The funds fleeced from those who did not take the sacrament will be then given to the families of those who died.

    340. Gordon Allen says:

      # 349.That’s been manifestly clear, and obvious like forever.The “mask mandates” come from government control freaks seeing how compliant the public is.
      The answer in Blue states: quite a bit.

    341. DW says:

      Some of these blue state lemmings would drink any cool-aid the government told them to drink. You are right, this was a test. Now they know.

    342. DW says:

      One of the things I did when I absolutely HAD to wear a mask to get into a store was I wore a funny looking N95 mask. When asked about it, I always said, if I am going to be forced to wear one, I am at least going to wear a REAL mask that might do something to help, instead of the silly cloth that does nothing but make people feel good.

    343. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      345. Actually, the Trafalgar poll showed the majority of Americans favor providing military aid of some sort to the Ukraine:

      31% Favored providing supplies and military weapons
      23% Favored providing U.S. military advisors
      15% Favored providing U.S. military troops as boots on the ground
      31% Favored Providing only diplomatic pressure.

      It is a 70% – 30% split in favor of providing at least military supplies and weapons to the Ukraine; with 38% favoring military troops or advisors (versus 31% only favoring diplomatic pressure).

    344. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      345. The Gateway Pundit headline: “Vast Majority of Americans Oppose US Military Action in Ukraine” is completely bogus. That is why I don’t take the rag seriously.

    345. mnw says:

      347 Tom

      Biden already conceded at his presser that if Russia invades, “it will prevail over time.”

      Helluva way to get America fired up for another limited military intervention. Concede defeat in advance!

      If Russia confines its invasion to the eastern part of Ukraine, to territory which is contiguous to the newly independent Russian-speaking mini states, I doubt the invasion will be either “bloody” or “pyrrhic.” The 2014 Russian invasion of the Crimea wasn’t “bloody.” And seven years out, the Russian annexation of the Crimea doesn’t look very “pyrrhic,” either.

    346. Tina says:

      Xi Biden’s approval rate falls again post presser debacle.
      At the presser, he granted permission for Russia to have an incursion into Ukraine, questioned the legitimacy of the 2022 elections upcoming, and was incoherent at many times.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/21/nolte-joe-biden-approval-hits-two-record-lows-after-disastrous-press-conference/

    347. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      357. The Donbass conflict so far has been very bloody:

      According to the U.N a total of 13,100-13,300 have died between 6 Apr 2014 and 31 Jan 2021

      According to the Ukraine 14,000 have died between 6 Apr 2014 and 13 May 2021

      A lot of the deaths on the Russian side have been Donbass separatists. However, there was a credible report from a Russian source that at least 2,000 Russian soldiers have died and over 3,000 were wounded.

      A Russian invasion of the Ukraine, a huge country with over 40 million people, would be no cakewalk. But Putin thinks Biden is this century’s Neville Chamberlain, who will give him everything he wants without having to fire a shot.

    348. jason says:

      If Russia confines its invasion to the eastern part of Ukraine”

      Neville Chamberlain would be proud.

      Another moron who thinks Putin is going to be “satisfied” with a “piece of the Ukraine” just like Hitler was satisfied when Neville gave him Czechoslovakia.

      Not one inch of the Ukraine should be the US position.

    349. jason says:

      Vast Majority of Americans Oppose US Military Action in Ukraine” is completely bogus.”

      Yep, it is actually at least 70% support US involvement in the Ukraine.

      But the isolationists that want to surrender as their first move and are ok with Putin recreating the Soviet Union want to pretend everyone is like them.

    350. jason says:

      More MSM BS.

      “Sharp partisan divide on whether #Fauci should resign in leading COVID-19 response (Overall: 53.7% no/46.3% yes):

      82.5% no/17.5% yes #Dems
      23.4% no/76.6% yes #GOP
      41.1% no/58.9% yes #Inds”

      Where is the “partisan divide” if all three groups think he should resign by significant margins.

    351. jason says:

      whoops, take that back, read it wrong.

    352. mnw says:

      Victor Davis Hanson today in NY Post. Well worth a read:

      “Go Bold, GOP: 10 Commandments For the 2022 Election”

      It’s a suggested ‘contract with America’ kind of thing. I’m afraid it’s all just wishcasting, though.

      On another topic, we’ll see just how long that “70% who support U.S. involvement in the Ukraine” holds up once the war starts. People my age have seen this movie about 10 times already.

    353. Tom says:

      357. mnw – thanks for the spellcheck. Typing too fast is always high risk for old people.

    354. mnw says:

      I’m the kind of Neville Chamberlain clone who thinks the eastward expansion of NATO after the Soviet empire collapsed was excellent and appropriate– from Estonia to Albania. Couldn’t be more in favor of that!

      I don’t think pushing NATO further east– right up to the Russian border in Ukraine– is either necessary or appropriate. I can see why ANY Russian govt (not just Putin’s) would be bitterly opposed to that.

      Tucker Carlson analogizes that to China forming a military alliance with Mexico, and then putting “defensive” missile systems right next to the TX border.

      If Ukraine is such a 40-million strong military juggernaut, why hasn’t it simply reclaimed its own lost territory– the Crimea & all the rest of it too? It’s had years to do so. If Ukraine is such a powerhouse, why has Biden already conceded publicly that “Russia will prevail” if it invades?

    355. Tina says:

      *Walter Bloomberg
      @DeItaone
      · 1h
      U.S. JUDGE BLOCKS BIDEN FEDERAL EMPLOYEE VACCINE ORDER, BARRING GOVERNMENT FROM FIRING FEDERAL WORKERS NOT IN COMPLIANCE

    356. jason says:

      I don’t think pushing NATO further east– right up to the Russian border in Ukraine”

      Maybe look at a map before saying something stupid.

      Latvia and Estonia border Russia, so that is a really bogus criteria.

      And explain again why a sovereign country like the Ukraine should not be able to decide what alliance to join?

    357. jason says:

      Tucker Carlson analogizes that to China forming a military alliance with Mexico, and then putting “defensive” missile systems right next to the TX border.”

      Really stupid isolationist analogy, since NATO already exists in Europe for decades.

      A China-Mexico alliance would have the purpose of defending against what exactly?

    358. jason says:

      why has Biden already conceded publicly that “Russia will prevail” if it invades?”

      Isn’t that what you think too?

      But if an idiot like Biden is your preferred point of reference, be my guest.

    359. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      366. I believe the fact that the Ukrainians have been able to hold and maintain the existing battle line in the Donbass, in a conflict against separatists and Russian “mercenaries”, says a lot.

      I am not in favor of the U.S. & NATO sending troops into the Ukraine, but strongly believe we should be supplying the Ukraine with weapons. It appears about 70% of Americans also want to support the Ukraine.

      Almost exactly a year ago, there were massive anti-Putin demonstrations in Russia. Likewise, there were massive anti-government demonstrations in Belarus. Neither of these governments have popular support.

      Let’s not forget that President Reagan, by standing up to the Soviet Union, by strengthening the military and supporting our allies, caused the collapse of the Soviet Union. People called him irresponsible and a warmonger, but the tough firmness worked. It would work again with Putin and Lukashenko was well. As has been said: “Running away from your problems is a race you’ll never win.”

    360. jason says:

      mnw keeps bringing up the illegal annexation of Crimea as reason of why it is ok for Putin to invade the Ukraine and recreate the Soviet Union.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

    361. jason says:

      Running away from your problems is a race you’ll never win.”

      Exactly, and the Nevilles and isolationists are foolish to think that caving into Putin in the Ukraine will buy “peace in our time”.

      “Give him a little piece of the Ukraine” that will make him happy is dangerous idiocy.

      It won’t make him happy. It will just encourage Putin into more aggressive moves.

      Weakness should not be an option.

      In my view, NATO should call Putin’s bluff and invite Ukraine into the alliance tomorrow.

    362. jason says:

      “A flotilla of Russian landing ships just entered the English Channel”

      mnw to propose giving Russian the channel Islands to appease Putin in 3, 2, 1….

    363. Tina says:

      Steve Guest
      @SteveGuest
      ·
      43m
      Jen Psaki: “My advice to everyone out there who’s frustrated, sad, angry, pissed off, feel those emotions, go to a kickboxing class, have a margarita…”

    364. Tina says:

      Putzaki, I am angry,

      I paid $16 for a steak.

      And some lady tried to sell me a $9 cupcake.

    365. mnw says:

      Again, I think the terms of the Ukraine discussion here are wrong.

      The U.S. is not in a position to “give Putin” anything. That sort of hubris has gotten us into appx 10 failed military interventions since 1961, starting with Viet Nam.

      One of the comments Biden made at his presser hasn’t received much attention: speaking of expanding NATO to include Ukraine, Biden said there were “problems with democracy” in Ukraine.

      Again, it’s one of those things a non-senile leader wouldn’t say in public, along with his “limited incursion” gaffe, & his “Russia will prevail” gaffe. But things that everyone knows, though.

    366. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Believe the Ukraine is a functioning democracy; the previous leader who was defeated in an election stated as much:

      “Exit polls during the second round of voting predicted that Zelensky would win with more than 70% of the votes.[3] With only 3% of the votes counted, the CEC confirmed similar preliminary results.[128] Poroshenko conceded the results of the election in a speech soon after the polls closed and exit-poll data was released.[128][129] He wrote on Twitter: “We succeeded to ensure free, fair, democratic and competitive elections… I will accept the will of Ukrainian people.””

    367. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Do have admit that Biden made a good pick in choosing Psaki as his press secretary. She’s a good reflection of his disjointed thinking

    368. jason says:

      problems with democracy” in Ukraine.

      LOL

      But Russia is a shining example of democracy, right?

      Let’s get real.

      Failing to defend Ukraine because perhaps it is not a “perfect Democracy” is a great example that there is no limit to stupid reasoning.

    369. jason says:

      That sort of hubris has gotten us into appx 10 failed military interventions since 1961, starting with Viet Nam”

      I admire the consistency of the isolationists.

      EVERY intervention is a failure, even the successful ones, and EVERY defense of US interests around the world, even the one that have brought us great economic prosperity.

    370. jason says:

      The U.S. is not in a position to “give Putin” anything.”

      The US should not give Putin anything, that is correct.

      Not one inch of the Ukraine.

    371. jason says:

      Rep. Mondaire Jones

      “As you just heard, we are living through the worst assault on the right to vote since Jim Crow. And yesterday, on the Senate floor, white nationalists used the Jim Crow filibuster to block voting rights legislation.”

      52 white nationalists, including a black R and two Dems blocked voting rights.

      But the problem is someone had a Anime cartoon with AOC as victim.

    372. jason says:

      Note:

      The Dems used the “Jim Crow Filibuster” 327 times in 2020.

    373. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “According to a Politico/Morning Consult poll out Wednesday, 37 percent of respondents give the president an “F” for the first quarter of his presidency. By contrast, a meager 11 percent give Biden an “A” thus far, while 20 percent give him a “B.” Nearly a third of the country put Biden in the “C” or “D” category — with 18 percent giving the president a “C” and 12 percent giving him a “D.”
      At this point in his term, Biden’s failing grade exceeds even former President Donald Trump’s. The 45th president got an “F” from 35 percent of Americans, compared to Biden’s 37 percent.”

    374. Tina says:

      Afghanistan and Iraq were failures, as was Vietnam.

      But the industry for war $$$ and Fatzo retired generals boomed.

    375. Cash Cow TM says:

      Whew.

      Walt has been catching hell from Mrs. Walt all day long over this and that.

      Of course, she gives him 4 or 5 tasks to do and then while he is in the middle of those she starts in on something else and lobbing criticism bombs. Plus Walt is trying to get his st.u.ff done too.

      Now she is off to a hair appointment while Walt deals with his detailed list of things to do.

      One of the things was to tighten the towel bars in the downstairs master (can I still say that?) bedroom bathroom. Three of the 4 piecers of hardware–no problem. Tightened fine and without too much trouble.

      Fourth one–of course–proves to be difficult. Not screwed in to any stud. Had a thingie that could not be tightened. Eventually Walt had to saw/bend/break off the metal attachment that was through the drywall, but the thing inside the drywall that is supposed to keep it tight is not doing that. Walt needs to go to Lowe’s.

      I am staying out of it and hanging with the cats.
      #############################################

      Walt did outsource something. He assigned me to try to locate a new scoop shovel handle.

    376. Gordon Allen says:

      Another in a series “Of Moderations”(4) by Wissing. It is abundantly clear he has censorship going on substance. In this case commentary on Biden’s Ukraine policy.It has absolutely has nothing to do with word choice or phraseology as I’ve triple checked the posts. He’s deleting through his algorithms some commentary that is VERBOTEN.
      Sorry Wissing lovers

    377. jason says:

      Exhausted Biden Returns To Basement To Rest Up For Next Year’s Press Conference”

      Babylon Bee

    378. jason says:

      Afghanistan and Iraq were failures, as was Vietnam.”

      None were military failures, they were political and diplomatic failures, and Iraq is certainly better off now than it was under Saddam Hussein.

      Afghanistan saved us from another 9/11 for 20 years, well worth the price.

      South Vietnam fell 2 years after the US left because the “peace agreement” was a sham, it left NVA troops in place in the South instead of demanding a full withdrawal and instead of maintaining air power in South Vietnam against any NVA incursion. Then the South would have only had to fight the Vietcong.

    379. Tina says:

      Putzaki must be drinking on the job again.

      Townhall.com
      @townhallcom
      · 2h
      PSAKI: Florida is an example of a state that has “done little” to distribute money to keep schools open.

    380. jason says:

      I feel bad for Walt.

      Older than the hills and still henpecked to hell.

    381. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. A poll today shows 15% of Americans support any military action at all in Ukraine by an unnamed Administration(see if it passes censorship).Quite a few “isolationists” then across all party lines I would say.
      Not supporting every war everywhere every time is NOT isolationism .Wish you would comment on the US having No defense appropriation yet for FY23 if you’re interested in military action. just once.

    382. jason says:

      “Russia wants Nato to remove all of its forces from Bulgaria, Romania and other ex-communist states in eastern Europe that joined the alliance after 1997, the foreign ministry said on Friday, underlining Moscow’s hardline position ahead of security talks with the US in Geneva.”

      But some of the isolationist morons think Putin is worried about “the Donbass”.

    383. jason says:

      Jason. A poll today shows 15% of Americans support any military action at all in Ukraine”

      Does not say that at all.

      Given several choices, only 15% opted for boots on the ground. Not my first choice either.

      But it is clear a majority does support some type of intervention, including weapons and advisors.

      Only 31% think only “diplomatic pressure should be used”.

      But in any case, we don’t have government by referendum in the US.

      Biden was elected to make those decisions. He can either believe the recreation of the Soviet Union is a grave threat to the US and Europe or he can believe in ‘peace in our time”.

      And why not be honest and post what the poll really stated:

      31% Favored providing supplies and military weapons
      23% Favored providing U.S. military advisors
      15% Favored providing U.S. military troops as boots on the ground
      31% Favored Providing only diplomatic pressure.

    384. DW says:

      “Psaki’s Message to Upset Americans: Go to a Kickboxing Class and Have a Margarita!”

      Walt can confirm that the spokesperson for the Roman Emperor told the people concerned about the invading Ostrogoths to simply get drunk and not worry about it.

    385. jason says:

      The Ukranians probably have enough “boots on the ground” at least initially. I have not advocated for putting US ground troops on the Ukraine-Russian border

      What they need is advanced weaponry, intelligence, fast resupply, advisors and training.

    386. jason says:

      I am opting for a Martini, I hope that is not a direct violation of Psaki’s orders.

    387. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Russia announced on Thursday its navy would stage a sweeping set of exercises involving all its fleets this month and next from the Pacific to the Atlantic, the latest show of strength in a surge of military activity during a standoff with the West. The drills will take place in the seas directly adjacent to Russia and also feature maneuvers in the Mediterranean, the North Sea, the Sea of Okhotsk, the northeast Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific, it said.”

      There is a certain point where Putin’s buffoonery looses credibility, and Biden feels safe enough to crawl out from under his bed.

    388. Tina says:

      Does Putzaki know that the price of booze has gone up?

    389. DW says:

      2022 Congressional Elections:

      GOP party platform: Elect us and we will put an end to the madness and fix the problems.

      DEM party platform: Re-elect us, and drink enough booze so you no longer care about the destruction we have caused you.

    390. jason says:

      Since Dems don’t think elections will be fair and honest in 2022 (I agree with them, btw) they should follow my lead and not vote.

    391. Phil says:

      I don’t see any real disagreement on the Ukraine situation. Nobody but nobody favors boots on the ground despite what Tucker keeps implying. Provide them the military hardware to defend themselves (which we should have been doing already) and sanction the hell out of them one Putin moves in.

      What other alternatives are there?

    392. Tina says:

      What is he smoking? He never heard of anosmia?

      Jerome Adams
      @JeromeAdamsMD
      · 4h
      IDK who needs to hear this, but your sense of taste and smell are controlled by your cranial nerves. If you lose either of them (much less both), you’ve suffered brain damage. ?

      That doesn’t happen with a “cold” (or flu), and isn’t “mild,” no matter how you slice it…
      Show

    393. mnw says:

      Two thoughts about Ukraine, based on our disgraceful Afghanistan debacle:

      1) This time, have a plan in place to get all Americans out safely, you know, “just in case.”

      2) Don’t send Ukraine any weapons systems you wouldn’t want Russia to have.

    394. Gordon Allen says:

      At this point pretty much nothing as we’ve folded our hand in advance ( hope this isn’t censored).
      I think at least privately letting Russia know in advance what we’ll do( if we mean it),REGARDLESS of what the EU agrees to,might help.
      Hope the Ukranians fight like hell.

    395. jason says:

      Two thoughts about Ukraine, based on our disgraceful Afghanistan debacle:

      1) This time, have a plan in place to get all Americans out safely, you know, “just in case.”

      2) Don’t send Ukraine any weapons systems you wouldn’t want Russia to have.”

      zzzzzzzz…

      What a bunch of garbage and drivel.

      Pretending the Afghanistan and Ukraine situations are even remotely the same is asinine.

      Kiev is not Kabul. And the idea that we cannot supply advanced weapons to the Ukraine because the are going to give the weapons to the Russians like the Afghan army did is also really asinine.

      So both “thoughts” are isolationist trash.

    396. Tina says:

      Don’t worry, General Millie Vanilli will do something here. I am sure he can top giving surrendering Baghram and letting the flat earth society get the equipment and weaponry.

    397. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      403. Agree Phil. Despite the lively discussion, believe everyone is about on the same page — no American troops; send military weapons.

      My hunch is Putin will not attack. He hopes to accomplish his goals by intimidating Biden.

    398. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      This isn’t like it’s a new conflict, the Ukrainians and Russian mercenaries/troops have been at war with each other in Donbass since 2014. The estimate is about 14,000 dead, with about 2,000 actual Russian troops dead. The line between the sides has held steady — the Ukrainians have put up a fight with little foreign help.

      Putin is now threatening to escalate the conflict.

    399. Tina says:

      This is a crisp sound bite by a former (surprised) Bushie.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/KamVTV/status/1484651245956698115

    400. Cash Cow TM says:

      Biden says he intends/needs to get out of Washington and see and interact with the American people.

      Yeah.

      He needs to get out and be around pre-pubescent girls and fondle them and smell their hair.

    401. Cash Cow TM says:

      A guy in the DC area was found dead in his house. He also had over 100 venomous snakes that authorities think that one or more of them maybe bit and killed him.

      Authorities are looking for people to step up and adopt these snakes.
      ########################################
      jason, I think you should inquire.
      I hear venomous snakes get along well with llamas.

    402. Tina says:

      Gov. @GavinNewsom at the site of L.A. train theft: “What the Hell is going on? We look like a third-world country”

    403. Cash Cow TM says:

      Heard on the radio that Mars Company, maker of M&Ms, was announcing they were “changing the M&M cartoon characters to make them more inclusive.”

      I rolled my eyes expecting them to announce a gay M&M, a transgender M&M, a Latino M&M, an AA M&M, an illegal alien M&M, etc.

      But instead, they announced the following changes
      (These are FOR REAL, I am not making this up):

      –The yellow M&M cartoon character will be more in touch with his emotions.

      –The one female M&M who has always worn tall, white go-go boot will now wear sneakers.

      –The red M&M who bullies the brown M&M will bully the brown one much less often.

      And another color M&M will now still wear high heels, but they will be much shorter heels.

    404. Cash Cow TM says:

      OK

      I have listened to Meatloaf’s “I Would Do Anything For Love–But I Won’t Do That”.

      I musta missed exactly what it was that Meatloaf wouldn’t do.

      Anyone enlighten me?

    405. mnw says:

      I’m not concerned about Kiev GIVING or selling their U.S. supplied advanced weapons systems to Russia. I’m concerned about Russia CAPTURING them, along with those U.S. “advisors”– but no boots on the ground though, right? Just “advisors,” the same way we always start out. Because U.S. military “advisors” don’t wear boots.

    406. Chicon says:

      Mnw, are you still on the NHL boycott? As a Hawk fan, it doesn’t matter much given that they are awful. Hope you’re well.

    407. Bitterlaw says:

      Wishing does not censor posts. Some words like “stuff” used to trigger the filter.

    408. Bitterlaw says:

      Wissing.

      Gordon – Why are you here if you hate the blog?

    409. Bitterlaw says:

      mnw – If we follow your argument to its logical conclusion, why have a military at all? We lost in Vietnam. Just going to lose every fight, right?

    410. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      There already are U.S. special forces in the Ukraine:

      “Additionally, US special forces continue to assist in the training of Ukrainian Special Operations Forces inside Ukraine.

      “Our ongoing training mission in Ukraine plays a large role in the development of Ukrainian Special Operations Forces through regular validation training exercises,” a spokesperson for US Special Operations Command Europe told CNN.”

    411. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Excellent article from NY Post on the Ukrainian resolve to fight, and how they have fought in the past:

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2022/01/21/a-view-from-inside-ukraine-tense-but-people-are-ready-to-resist/amp/

    412. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Germans are playing games, delaying approval of NordStream but opposing weapon deliveries to the Ukraine:

      “Germany is blocking North Atlantic Treaty Organization ally Estonia from giving military support to Ukraine by refusing to issue permits for German-origin weapons to be exported to Kyiv as it braces for a potential Russian invasion.

      Unlike the U.S., Britain, Poland and other allies, the German government has declined to export lethal weapons directly to Ukraine.”

    413. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “If all NATO countries send troops to protect Ukraine, 55% of voters believe the United States should also send troops. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that just 21% disagree and 24% are not sure.

      However, just 33% believe the United States should go it alone while 32% are opposed.

      The survey, conducted just before President Biden’s press conference, found that 65% believed it likely that Russia would invade Ukraine.

      After being informed that Russia has warned against a future expansion of NATO, 46% believe NATO should invite Ukraine to join the alliance. Fifteen percent (15%) are opposed and 39% are not sure.”

    414. jason says:

      mnw – If we follow your argument to its logical conclusion, why have a military at all? We lost in Vietnam. Just going to lose every fight, right?”

      He needs a military so he has something to surrender.

    415. jason says:

      Additionally, US special forces continue to assist in the training of Ukrainian Special Operations Forces inside Ukraine.”

      OMG, mnw is going to crap his pants, they might be “captured”.

    416. jason says:

      46% believe NATO should invite Ukraine to join the alliance. Fifteen percent (15%) are opposed and 39% are not sure.”

      That is why the “only 15% want intervention” is BS.

      By favoring Ukraine joining the alliance, most Americans understand that the treaty would obligate the US to defend the Ukraine against Russian attack.

    417. Gordon Allen says:

      Bitrerlaw. Why are you and Jason here in view of your fighting w everyone else?
      Including each other?
      I like the links that are posted here. That’s about it
      Wissing is hard core leftist.
      As you famously say,both can be true

    418. Meldrim says:

      #360, jason, Chamberlain didn’t give Hitler all of Czechoslovakia–he merely gave Hitler the Sudetenland (where a majority were German-speaking ethnic Germans), with Chamberlain promising that such appeasement would bring us “peace for our time” (which many misremember as “peace in our time,” the latter being a phrase from the Book of Common Prayer.” A few months later, however, Hitler took the rest of Czechoslovakia (although technically he didn’t merge it into Germany as he had the Sudetenland, instead merging it with the Nazi puppet state tgat he had established in Slovakia); a few months after that he invaded Poland.

      That’s what makes what Biden is doing so analogous to what Chamberlain did: Biden wants to allow Putin to take parts of Ukraine in which the majority are Russian-speaking ethnic Russians, believing that it will sate Putin’s appetite for reconstituting the Soviet Union (or at least the old Russian Empire of the tsars) instead of merely wheting his appetite. We’ve seen this movie before, so we know how it will end, as attempts at appeasement always end: with full-scale war. Being firm today will stop a massive war in Europe tomorrow, one in which we will be forced to participate directly irrespective of what thumb-sucking neo-isolationists believe (Ron and Rand Paul will never be president, and we’re not going to pull out of NATO).

      As an aside, if a reporter asked Biden if he wasn’t concerned that he was acting like Chamberlain, Biden would probably answer “Lookit, I’m not acting like Chamberlain, although I did bed my share of Negro girls when I was working as a lifeguard in Wilmington. Did I ever tell you that I was a basketball star? I scored 100 points in a game once in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and Golda Meir gave me 100 pounds of candy bars.”

    419. Meldrim says:

      #384, jason, not only did Democrat senators use the “Jim Crow filibuster” hundreds of times in 2020, they used it just last week (to block a Ted Cruz bill that would impose sanctions on companies building Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline), a few days prior to their attempt to eliminate the legislative filibuster via the nuclear option. Of course, the Democrats’ sycophants in the MSM refused to call it a “filibuster,” instead saying that the Senate voted down a bill that required 60 votes to pass (and only got 55):

      https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/01/13/politics/nord-stream-pipeline-democrats-defeat-cruz-bill/index.html

    420. jason says:

      Wissing is hard core leftist.”

      BS.

      He is a Larry Hogan Republican.

      Deal with it.

    421. jason says:

      Bitrerlaw. Why are you and Jason here in view of your fighting w everyone else?”

      We are A-holes and beholden to duty.

    422. jason says:

      A few months later, however, Hitler took the rest of Czechoslovakia”

      Right, because for all intensive purposes Chamberlain gave it to him.

      But your analysis is correct, there is no appeasing Putin. We either deal with him now or we deal with him later, and later will be much more expensive in money and lives.

    423. jason says:

      We’ve seen this movie before, so we know how it will end, as attempts at appeasement always end: with full-scale war. Being firm today will stop a massive war in Europe tomorrow, one in which we will be forced to participate directly irrespective of what thumb-sucking neo-isolationists believe (Ron and Rand Paul will never be president, and we’re not going to pull out of NATO).”

      Yep, the isolationists don’t understand the old saying, if you fail to learn the lessons of history you are condemned to repeat them.

    424. Tom says:

      I don’t believe Russia can absorb its previous empire. Especially if they have to fight to obtain it. They just don’t have the resources and it would destroy they if they tried. And Putin knows this.

    425. Bitterlaw says:

      Wissing is a hard core leftist? LOL. He is a Republican who does not kiss Trump’s ass. I have been here almost 18 years and you calling him a hard core leftist proves you are not bright.

      Of course, you admitted that in your long-gone youth you performed legal work for elected Democrats. Pretending to be a conservative while pushing Democrat’s agendas is laughable.

    426. Gordon Allen says:

      When I was Town Attorney for the Town of Rocky Hill I contributed to the local Democratic Party in Town.
      In the 80’s they were in fact much more conservative than the local Republicans.
      I voted ONCE for a Democrat, Joe Lieberman over Lowell Weicker. Lieberman was the more conservative of the two.
      I’m conservative first, and Republican a distant second. If there was such an animal extant,( there isn’t),I’d vote for a conservative Democrat over a liberal Republican EVERY time. I don’t give a rat’s behind about the Republican Party,other than as a vehicle for pushing policy views I hold.
      You are absolutely ignorant about me, as is your dueling partner Jason
      Example” I’d vote for a Henry Jackson over a Mitt Romney or John McCain without batting an eye.
      Go back to trying to keep a job.I sure never had the time to do this posting when I was working.
      And everyone here knows where Wissing is ideologically. You’re there as well, which is why I wouldn’t vote for you if you were the only person running.

    427. Tina says:

      Lucas Tomlinson
      @LucasFoxNews
      · 1h
      BREAKING: State Department orders families of U.S. embassy personnel in Ukraine to begin evacuating the country as soon as Monday: U.S. officials

    428. jason says:

      Neville Allen is a fake conservative. He thinks his protectionist and isolationist ideas in both trade and foreign policy make him a conservative, they don’t. He thinks the failed AFL-CIO agenda is conservative. Conservatives actually believe in free trade, free enterprise a strong military, and the defense of American interests abroad.

      Truth be known, I bet Dave Wissing will be on the right side of the political spectrum a lot more than a fake conservative like Neville Allen.

      I have known Dave for over 15 years. I have seen Neville Allen’s posts for years. Neville Allen pushes the Dems agenda a lot more than Dave.

      Calling Dave a hard core leftist is asinine. But then again….

    429. jason says:

      I contributed to the local Democratic Party in Town’

      Neville Allen does have something in common with Trump, they both funded Democrats.

    430. jason says:

      Do you want proof Neville Allen is no conservative?

      He hangs out at the site of a “hard core leftist”.

      Don’t believe me? I have witnesses.

    431. Wes says:

      Wissing is a Bush family-supporting Republican who’s never failed to express his problems with Trump and the Tea Party. He’s no liberal. I don’t agree with all his positions–particularly his support of the Bushes–but I would never libel him as a liberal.

    432. jason says:

      You’re there as well, which is why I wouldn’t vote for you if you were the only person running.’

      Bitter, I would give you points for being called a hard core leftist, but he is implying I am too, so no points.

    433. Wes says:

      If Larry Hogan decides to run for Senate, I’m willing to bet Wissing will be Hogan’s staunchest supporter on this site. Wissing campaigned heavily for Bob Ehrlich against Martin O’Malley in 2010 by the way. I don’t recall any specific posts about Hogan in 2014 and 2018, but I’m sure Wissing was backing him too.

    434. Tom says:

      Yes Wissing campaigned for Hogan. So did I. I don’t agree with some of Hogan’s squishy liberal-appeasing actions, but we live in Maryland and Hogan is head and shoulders above any local democrat. The same is true for Kittleman running for County Executive here in Howard County. We just have to take the best that we can get.

    435. Tina says:

      Follow the $$$.

      Clint Ehrlich
      @ClintEhrlich
      · Jan 21
      Just like before the Iraq War, there is a pro-war lobby pushing Biden to attack Russia.

      They want to put together a “coalition of the willing.”

      Russia will be attacked if it does not surrender the territory it acquired in 2014. https://defenseone.com/ideas/2022/01/us-must-prepare-war-against-russia-over-ukraine/360639/

    436. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon is a conservative. He funded and voted for Democrats. What a joke.