Kemp Dominating Perdue in GA, Walker Cruising to Nomination

    Fox News has a new poll out that shows while Donald Trump’s choice for the Republican nomination in Georgia is cruising to the being picked by the voters, his choice for Governor, David Perdue, is getting absolutely crushed.

    Brian Kemp 60%
    David Perdue 28%
    Kandiss Taylor 6%
    Catherine Davis 1%

    Herschel Walker 66%
    Gary Black 8%
    Latham Saddler 5%
    Kelvin King 3%
    Josh Clark 2%
    Jonathan McColumn 1%

    These polls were done May 12-16 among 1004 primary voters.

    Posted by Dave at 12:38 pm
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    416 Responses to “Kemp Dominating Perdue in GA, Walker Cruising to Nomination”

    1. jason says:

      Screw Brian Kemp.

      Go Walker!

    2. mnw says:


    3. Wes says:

      I feel bad for Dave Perdue. The GA Assembly screwed him by making the threshold to avoid a runoff 50% rather than the previous 45%. For comparison, both Gary Peters (D-MI) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) won with lower percentages and smaller pluralities of the vote than Perdue received.

      Then after losing to Ossoff, Perdue jumped into the primary against Kemp at Trump’s behest. Kemp though has outmaneuvered him on the issue most salient to Trump–election integrity–thus blunting anger by grassroots Republicans in the state. Kemp also has been a good steward of GA’s economy and has aimed barbs repeatedly at the Biden Administration.

      This has left Perdue with no lane to attack Kemp from, and in recent weeks, the former Senator has seemed to lose all passion on the campaign trail as his impending lopsided loss becomes more of a certainty.

    4. Marv says:


      Interesting and informative post about GA.

      Tell a little bit more about Britt in AL. Thanks.

    5. Wes says:

      There’s not a lot to tell about her, Marv. She married a former football player and served as Richard Shelby’s Chief of Staff. She had a somewhat slow start after announcing but has found her footing with broad appeal to the various factions of the ALGOP. Over the past few months, she’s emerged as the frontrunner in the primary is near certain to finish first and be part of the runoff, though her likely opponent is unclear.

      By all accounts, Britt is a skilled retail politician. Her association with Shelby has opened up a number of fundraising doors to her. She’s quite an attractive woman with a warm smile, so that’s certainly not hurting her in retail politicking.

      Personally I expect Britt to get ~40% of the primary vote and win the runoff with about 60%.

    6. jason says:

      Yep, and Perdue was a fine senator.

      Kemp might be a spineless wonder, but he hasn’t been a bad governor and was good at resisting lock downs in GA as much as possible.

      Governor is different from senator, people vote more on state issues than national issues. There is just not enough incentive to switch from Kemp to Perdue.

      But if I was voting in GA I would vote for Perdue.

    7. jason says:

      I guess Elias doesn’t want to perjure himself.

      “As we previously reported, the prosecution intended to call some big names for its case, including former Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias, who was a partner with Sussmann in the law firm, Perkins Coie at the time.

      Elias testified on Wednesday for the prosecution. He admitted that they were working for the Clinton campaign, and had engaged Fusion GPS to get dirt on President Donald Trump. He also admitted that he had briefed Clinton campaign officials about the information that they had acquired. Elias also testified that Fusion was also working for the DNC in relation to its work for the Clinton campaign.

      Elias said that he dealt mainly with Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook, but he also spoke with campaign chair John Podesta, campaign spokesperson Jennifer Palmieri, and campaign policy director Jake Sullivan, who is now Joe Biden’s national security adviser. He said that the Clinton campaign was aware that they were looking into Trump-Russia-related issues — that all four of those Clinton operatives knew as well as the cyber, tech, operations and the legal departments.

      Elias said he had spoken with Hillary Clinton “infrequently” and was involved in meetings where she may have been present.

      Elias said they had put out a public statement about the Alfa Bank allegations shortly before the election. That was in October and Hillary Clinton herself spread the false story on Twitter.”

    8. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag and the Biden Troll won’t be outraged.

      The ends justify the means.

    9. jason says:

      mnw says:
      May 19, 2022 at 12:42 pm


      You was sekond.

    10. jason says:

      Comment on Predictit…

      “Erdogan should threaten to leave NATO if McCorcuck steals this election”

    11. jason says:

      Senate approves $40 billion package for Ukraine by 86-11.

      Putin will be sending an autographed picture of himself and a tin of caviar to each of the 11 senators that voted against it.

      Sorry Tgca, he doesn’t have any extras.

    12. jason says:

      The voice of reason:

      “Anyone concerned about the cost of supporting a Ukrainian victory should consider the much larger cost should Ukraine lose,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky

    13. Robbie says:

      David Catanese
      According to Pennsylvania’s Department of State, 17,000 ballots remain uncounted in the Republican Senate primary.

      Counties with the most outstanding ballots: Philadelphia, Delaware + Lancaster

      – This should be a positive for McCormick. The larger the number, the better the chance he has to pull ahead. This morning, some suggested there might be just 10,000 left and that would’ve benefitted Oz. Still a tall hill to climb for McCormick, though.

    14. Wes says:

      I’ll say Pat McCrory got a raw deal in 2016 and didn’t deserve the opprobrium thrown at him this year in the Senate primary, but he should endorse Ted Budd. Politics comes with sour grapes sometimes. That’s unfortunate. Still, I would hope McCrory does the right thing and backs Budd:

    15. jason says:

      So if 17,000 is correct, about 10,000 are Oz and McCormick votes.

      McCormick would have to win them about 5600 to 4400 to tie Oz.

      Philadelphia Co. Oz 38% McCormick 25%
      Lancaster McCormick 27% Oz 27%
      Delaware McCormick 34% Oz 31%

      Mail ins have been more favorable to McCormick but those are not the counties you would pick for a big advantage.

    16. Tina says:

      An interesting read and an avenue for potential lawsuits against these retired spooks that lied about hunters laptop.

    17. Meldrim says:

      “She’s quite an attractive woman with a warm smile, so that’s certainly not hurting her in retail politicking.”

      In other words, Britt is as cute as a button and will beat either Durant or Brooks in the runoff.

    18. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Gay marriage has a different meaning to most gay men than to most heterosexuals. The vast majority of gay men in relationships, including marriage have either open-relationships or use cute little kiddie terms like “play together.””

      This is false. A majority of the male couples I know are monogamous. Tgca is looking back at the strange world of the San Francisco gay community, and a promiscuous subculture that not representative of the entire gay male community.

    19. Wes says:

      I’ll be honest and say I never thought HHR would be a place that would feature a debate over monogamy vs. promiscuity in the gay culture.

    20. Cash Cow TM says:

      “Tina says:
      May 19, 2022 at 10:55 am
      Pa has become the Florida of the past.

      A disgrace that they cannot timely count ballots.

      Mail in should not be allowed”
      Cow disagrees.
      The mail in absentee ballot is the only way Cow could vote in the PA primary.

    21. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – SDC and Tgca are forced to fill the void left by HHR’s expert on gays – a straight married middle-aged woman.

    22. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “SDC, there recently was a gay Republican city councilman in San Diego–Carl DeMaio was his name, IIRC–whom I recall was accused of openly masturbating in the city council’s public bathroom or something like that. Did I remember that correctly? He ran for Congress against Scott Peters a few years ago.”

      As far as the bathroom incident, apparently DeMaio used to leave the city council meetings and go into a private bathroom. A Democratic city Councilmember followed him, put his foot in the door, and prevented it from closing, then witnesses the incident. Frankly, the Democratic city council member’s action seemed bizarre, and the incident was not a major factor in DeMaio’s losses.

      Subsequently, he did get accused of sexual harassment of a male campaign worker, which was a factor in his congressional campaign losses.

      After DeMaio got elected to the San Diego City Council, he ran for mayor and lost to Bob Filner, who subsequently resigned after sexual harassment allegations.

      DeMaio ran for Congress, and lost to Scott Peters, than tried again for another seat and lost in the primary. He is now has a radio program.

      DeMaio’s was abrasive and was hated by the Democrats and by San Diego’s Republican establishment. At the time the Republicans were badly divided, and a section of the Republican Party loathed DeMaio.

    23. Wes says:

      Republicans will have a so-called “firehouse primary”–because of course regular primaries are passé now–to decide their nominee against Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) in VA-10 this weekend.

      I loathe Wexton with every fiber of my being after her ouster of Barbara Comstock in 2018, so although it’s unlikely unless the Biden Administration is such a disaster it causes a collapse of Dem support in NoVA, I hope the Republicans beat her.

      Comstock was a perfectly fine Congresswoman but couldn’t overcome the tag team of Trump’s unpopularity in NOVA and the poor showing of gadflyish GOP Senate nominee Confederate Corey Stewart in 2018. I would love to see Wexton give a befuddled concession speech in November.

    24. Tina says:

      This is complete bs from a Faux news host.

      Quote Tweet

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    25. Robbie says:

      McCormick now down by just 1079 votes. He’s cut yesterdays’ deficit by 60%. Of course, it really depends from where these votes are coming.

    26. Wes says:

      It’s really sad PA Republicans still haven’t a Senate nominee after two days–and are unlikely to have one for possibly a week.

      This needs to be addressed in upcoming elections.

    27. mnw says:

      That didn’t take long, did it?

      Looks to me as if DNCTV (all but FOX) & DNCMSM (all but NY Post) are already starting to give Mastriano the full Akin/COD treatment.

    28. mnw says:


      You’re probably all over this by now.

      UK Daily Mail has an interesting report, fairly lengthy, that a retired Russian colonel said on state TV recently that the war in UKR was not going well for Russia. Col. Mikhail Kodaryonok said the UKR armed forces are gaining in relative strength; that UKR army morale was excellent, reports in Russia to the contrary notwithstanding; and that Russia is “geopolitically isolated.”

      To me the most intriguing aspect of this story is that he was PERMITTED to say that on Russian state TV. This is new.

    29. NYCmike says:

      -Hawley seems to recognize that the real impediment to getting inflation under control isn’t Putin, but the Executive Branch of the United States.

    30. Meldrim says:

      #24, Wes, Biden carried the redrawn VA-10 by 58% to 40%, so it would take a small miracle for a Republican to win it, but in this environment it can’t be ruled out. Prince William County Supervisor Jeanine Lawson had raised over $900,000 by May 1 and potentially could make the race competitive: Alas, the “firehouse primary” could well end up nominating some random guy who gave a good speech that day.

    31. mnw says:


      I told you the sleepy MO legislature would never go 7-1 & carve up Cleaver. By the force of your brilliant logic, your maps, & your dynamic personality, you kind of had me doubting myself for awhile.

      But my instinct was right. Posters here can mock “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” all they want, but that’s how our little backwater has always worked.

      The GOP-controlled legislature decided not to kick the hornet’s nest, i.e., AA outrage; lawsuits; shouts of “RAYCISS!” from the Disgrace & the Scar.

    32. DW says:

      Oz lead down to 1080

    33. Meldrim says:

      #33, that’s one way of looking at it. Another way to look at it is that Missouri Republicans chickened out. A 21%-black CD was never going to be the subject of a non-frivolous lawsuit asserting a violation of the VRA.

      BTW, this is the 7-1 map that was introduced in the state Senate but rejected. They could have gone 7-1 with much more compact districts, but probably not in a way that would keep all GOP incumbents and candidates happy.

    34. DW says:

      New headline:
      The Biden Administration acted today to address the growing concerns about the housing market and interest rates.

      The president signed an executive order requiring all residential home builders and contractors whose framing work or roofing exposes employees to unprotected heights greater than 9 feet to first erect complete scaffolding around the entire structure with a top platform to protect any workers who fall.

      Experts estimate the new requirement will add $10,000 on average to the cost of new single family home construction or roof replacement.

      “If we can save even one worker from a serious injury, this rule will be worth the extra cost,” Biden said.

      Biden went on to point out how the new rule will stimulate growth in the scaffolding manufacturing business.

    35. mnw says:

      35 M

      I don’t see any difference at all between what I posted & “chickening out,” other than semantics.

      I never SAID a VRA lawsuit would be successful (I yield to you on that). I said the GOP legislature wanted to avoid the furor that would’ve resulted, plus keep the 6 seats they’ve enjoyed for the last 10 years for ANOTHER 10 years.

    36. jan says:

      It’s unfortunate about Perdue’s numbers seemingly lagging so far behind Kemp. He has had some good debates and is currently on a robust bus tour all around Georgia, with good crowds but low media coverage. Even Trump’s endorsement has been a confusing plus for him, as many still remember Trump endorsed Kemp in the last election, and still think that endorsement holds for the current primaries. What Perdue supporters are hoping for is that Kemp’s primary number falls below the 50% threshold, whereas calling for a runoff between Kemp and Perdue. With such a one-on-one contest in play Perdue’s people think he could win.

    37. Wes says:

      Perdue can’t really make a case against Kemp now, Jan. If by some miracle he made a runoff, he’d still lose because Kemp has too many advantages.

    38. Tina says:

      Baris indicates that there are less than 9,000 Pa ballots to be counted.

    39. mnw says:


      Fyi, new NC poll from claims Budd & Beasley are tied.

      Carolina Partnership for Reform seems to be a pro-business group.

      Obviously I’m not endorsing their poll results.

    40. BayernFan says:

      PA vote counting takes too long. I’m bored with it now. Next.

    41. Albertus Magnus says:


      BS. Trump has NOTHING to do with Comstock being hated by the GOP Conservative base. They have been targeting her for over a decade. Check your facts, Dingus.


      Budd isnt tied with Beasley, dont worry. He will win by 5 points at least, in my opinion.

      Of course, Wes will be posting soon to tell everyone how if only McCrory had won our state primary that he would be ahead of Beasley by 10 by now because McCrory is just so, well, fabulous, and how the unwashed NC GOP base just threw this senate seat away because we soundly rejected sell-out RINO McCrory.

    42. jan says:

      You’re probably right, Wes, about Perdue’s chances against kemp. But, it still seems like a bummer that Kemp, along with the establishment Bush contingency, can somehow gain the confidence of Georgia’s voters.

      Just curious ….how well do you think Kemp will stand up to Stacy Abrams should they be the GE contenders?

    43. Wes says:

      I saw that, Mnw. I have to call it an outlier. I seriously doubt Beasley has a positive approval rating–though it may be close to parity right now with her not having had a competitive primary.

      Even despite the dubious popularity ratings of the candidates, Budd still leads, so from that perspective, I would call the poll accurate.

      If I had to guess, I’d say Budd wins 55/56-43. Both parties have solid bases of about 40% in the state, but because Republicans haven’t self-packed into the Triangle, the Triad, Charlotte, and the rural black counties as the Dems have, Republicans tend to have more of an ability to cross 50% in the state’s current political climate.

      Budd is acceptable to all wings of the NCGOP, so he has no base issues and can appeal to the GOP-leaning Indies in the state. Beasley has her base but no crossover appeal.

      I expect Budd to get the checkmark with 30 minutes of poll closing.

    44. Wes says:

      Polling has Kemp leading Abrams right now, Jan, so I would say he gets the normal ~8% victory Republicans generally get in contested races in GA.

    45. Wes says:

      What do you know? Raphael Warnock makes another blunder on the campaign trail. I hope Herschel Walker gives this clown the Blanche Lincoln treatment:

    46. mnw says:

      Tina & all

      Food riots across Iran are turning political now– burning photos of the regime leaders. Mike Pompeo visited the democratic opposition group HQ on Mon. & said that the regime has never been more fragile, but…

      happily for the mullahs, Biden is throwing them lifelines just when they need help the most.

    47. Tina says:

      Biden’s Beotch is lying. They have spent $58 billion. Will come for more in a few months.

      Just watch,

      Quote Tweet

      Chad Pergram
      · 16m
      McConnell on Fox on if the US will need to spend more on Ukraine: Whether it will cost more or not remains to be seen. But I think the important thing to remember is what would have been the cost of not acting. It would have been way more — way more than $40 billion.

    48. Tina says:

      Iran is sad, mnw.

      The young folk hate the mullahs.

      Be nice to have them as an ally again.

    49. Tina says:

      Btw, Xi Biden may meet with the Saudi leader.

      Prolly wants him to pump oil, but he has told Biden to buzz off.

    50. EML says:

      Jason and bitter, has the state of Pennsyltucky asked you to remove your shoes and socks so they can count up the ballots?

    51. EML says:

      Come on now, that’s funny.

    52. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      You’re probably all over this by now. UK Daily Mail has an interesting report, fairly lengthy, that a retired Russian colonel said on state TV recently that the war in UKR was not going well for Russia. Col. Mikhail Kodaryonok said the UKR armed forces are gaining in relative strength”

      The poor man now realizes he soon will be enjoying a new life in Yakutsk:

      Just got off @cnn where I also commented on this clip from the good ole COL Khodaryonok (who seems to have changed his tune since yesterday).

      He’s talking about how RU artillery is hitting UKR’s new M777 arty pieces.

      Except, he’s full of BS. 1/

      Today retired colonel Mikhail Khodaryonok made another appearance on Russian state TV, just two days after he gave a damning assessment of Russia’s war in Ukraine and its growing international isolation

      It appears that someone’s given him a bit of a talking to

    53. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Feb 11, 2021
      US House candidate, TX-2

      10. You can’t have freedom without order, order without law, law without morality, morality without religion, or religion without God.

    54. NYCmike says:

      Has Turkey said anything about NATO expansion?

      Don’t trust Erdogan.

    55. NYCmike says:

      Wondering if Robbie and “CG” have put up their posters of the new Biden admin press secretary. She is the first black immigrant lesbian woman to ever hold that position, so we must simply be amazed at her and disregard the answers she gives to questions asked.

    56. NYCmike says:


      Everything is going swimmingly! Biden is so good that babies either need to be illegal immigrants or go to their local hospitals to get formula.

      Great choice!

    57. jason says:

      The votes just aren’t there for McCormick to overcome 1080 votes.

      If anyone thinks McCormick can win you should bet at 6-1 odds at Predictit.

      Yesterday I would have taken those odds on the chance there was some major error somewhere in the count, but by now it would have showed.

    58. Bitterlaw says:

      I called in to a radio show today to express support for the $40 billion for Ukraine. The host was surprised since I have called in for years and we generally agree on conservative issues. He is opposed to the bill even though we agree Putin is a KGB thug.

    59. jason says:

      The Biden Troll and Amoral Scumbag don’t care about the press secretary or baby formula.

      They have the President and the agenda they supported and wanted. They only come here to attack Republicans and conservatives, which shows they have no problems with Biden.

    60. NYCmike says:

      Monopoly money.

      The numbers are meaningless now. $1 billion could probably buy the same military support that Ukraine needs, but our elected officials have decided to just keep printing money.


    61. NYCmike says:

      How much did it cost the United States to keep Putin out of Ukraine for 4 years (2017-2021)? Not much at all.

      We were energy independent, Putin’s oil revenues were a fraction of what they are now, and all it took was Trump treating Russia and Putin with public respect while telling him privately if he goes into Ukraine we will bomb the Kremlin.

    62. jason says:

      Good Bitter. Congratulations on the call. The 40 billion is a drop in the bucket compared to the 1.5 trillion boondoggle and the 5 trillion the Dems wanted to spend in BBB.

      And for those that say “we have other priorities” like the border guess what, if its not spent on Ukraine its certainly not going to be spent on the border, unless it is to fund more illegals.

    63. jason says:

      he numbers are meaningless now. $1 billion could probably buy the same military support”

      The Ukranians are not getting 40 billion in weapons. Maybe like 5 billion if truth be told. Ten billion is for replacing military hardware in the US. 5 billion is for supporting US troops in Europe. There are billions for training and humanitarian aid. Plus whatever pork the Dems put in that have nothing to do with Ukraine.

    64. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      56. Agree, Turkey is after what amounts to a bribe. The U.S. refused to sell F-35s to Turkey, because it was feared Erdogen would share the stealth technology with Putin. NATO needs to be reorganized without Turkey being a member.

      From the defense oriented website

      “Turkey Wants A Bribe For Allowing Sweden And Finland To Join NATO
      By Michael Rubin

      Don’t Bribe Turkey to Allow Sweden and Finland to Join NATO, Play Hardball – Against the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s increasingly erratic behavior, Sweden and Finland seek NATO membership. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Putin’s sanctions-evasion lifeline, has threatened to block their application.

      NATO should dump Turkey. Whether due to Turkey’s dictatorship, its sponsorship of terrorist groups like Hamas and Syrian Al Qaeda affiliates, its betrayal of American intelligence, its double-dealing with the Taliban in Afghanistan or a host of other reasons, Turkey simply does not belong.

      To expel Turkey from NATO, though, is easier said than done for two reasons: First, there is no formal mechanism to expel members from the alliance. In the past, France and Greece temporarily left the integrated military campaign, but they did so voluntarily, and, regardless, they remained in the alliance. Second, because consensus governs NATO decision-making, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan can block any move to push Turkey out. In effect, Turkey has become a Trojan Horse inside NATO.

      While most NATO members see the organization as a means of mutual defense, Erdogan views Turkey’s membership as an opportunity to exploit. He signals that Turkey’s vote is for sale to the highest bidder. If he is to accept Sweden and Finland in NATO, then he expects a reward. That might be Congressional approval of the Biden administration’s sale of new F-16s and enhancement packages to Turkey, or it could be a Scandinavian crackdown on Kurdish Diaspora activism and finance within their own countries. Simultaneously, Erdogan is likely sending intermediaries to Putin to see what the Russians are willing to offer him to keep Sweden and Finland out.”

    65. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Massive Drone Swarm Over Strait Decisive In Taiwan Conflict Wargames. Air Force and independent think tank simulations show giant drone swarms are key to defeating China’s invasion of Taiwan.”

      Putin is nodding his head in agreement.

    66. NYCmike says:

      Like I said, Erdogan is not to be trusted, but Turkey is a pretty key country in the whole alliance.

      Which makes how Trump and his administration looked at NATO and not being for expansion of that alliance even smarter today than I had thought. They were balancing a lot of plates, and doing it superbly. Between Trump, Pompeo, Stephen Miller, etc, they were doing a wonderful job until Biden was inaugurated.

      Great job, “CG”.

    67. NYCmike says:


      Where you at?!?

      Bluezzzzz!! Even up!

    68. mnw says:


      Yezzz! Bluuuz!

      They looked like a different team 2nite!

    69. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Calling Erdogen, an American ally is a bit of a stretch:

      “Moscow and Ankara inked a deal in 2017 on the delivery of Russian-made S-400 air defense systems to Turkey, thereby making it the first NATO member to purchase this air defense weapon from Russia.

      Ankara’s decision to purchase the Russian-made system infuriated the United States and NATO. So far, Washington has not abandoned its efforts to make Turkey give up the Russian air defense system.

      Turkey has not caved to US pressure and has said that it will keep the S-400 system. Washington has responded by excluding Ankara from the US program of developing the fifth-generation F-35 fighter-bomber.”

    70. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      From an article in the New York Post entitled: “Why isn’t the media covering Turkish President Erdogan’s ties to ISIS.”

      “During his 2017 New York visit, Erdogan met with then-freshman U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). This past July, state-run media chiefs called on Turks around the world to donate to her re-election campaign, which is illegal if they are not U.S. citizens or green-card holders.

      But what should disturb Americans most about Erdogan is not his efforts to influence Congress, his abysmal record as a jailer of journalists, his genocidal war against the Kurds, or even the $100 million mosque he has constructed in Lanham, Maryland.

      It’s Erdogan’s commitment to global jihad, and specifically, to ISIS terrorists. Since 2012, the Turkish intelligence service, MIT, under Erdogan’s direction, has been providing resources and material assistance to ISIS, while Turkish Customs officials turned a blind eye to ISIS recruits flowing across Turkey’s borders into Syria and Iraq.”

    71. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Senator Mike Lee in Utah is not polling over 50%:

      Mike Lee’s job approval in Utah
      42% Approve
      38% Disapprove
      He only has approval of 57% of Republicans

      In a Republican primary poll:
      43% Mike Lee
      19% Becky Edwards
      6% Ally Isom
      26% Don’t Know

      General election
      Mike Lee (Rep) 43%
      Evan McMullin (Ind) 19%
      Karl Weston (Dem) 11%
      Other 3%
      Don’t Know 24%

    72. Bitterlaw says:

      Kicking Turkey out of NATO makes as much sense as defunding the police or disbanding the FBI. Turkey must be watched. Making it a pariah state will only make things worse.

    73. jason says:

      Erdogan is not Turkey. Turkey was important to NAto before Erdogan and will be important to Nato after Erdogan. Turkey is a US ally despite Erdogan.

    74. jason says:

      Which makes how Trump and his administration looked at NATO and not being for expansion of that alliance even smarter today than I had thought.”

      More evidence you are not much of a thinker…..

    75. Wes says:

      Great news regarding NCSC race confirming the CW about the aftermath of the primaries:

      This is the same poll that said Budd leads by one. I still regard that result as an outlier with Budd’s real lead likely being several points higher, but this feels like an accurate snapshot of the judicial races.

    76. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC’s strategic thinking became obsolete after the invention of the airplane and the end or armies using smoothbore muskets.

    77. Albertus Magnus says:

      As things are going now, it is going to be a MAGA GOP wave this fall. Redistricting that changed district lines for both Congress and the legislature may cause some seats that should have been GOP not to flip, but if a DEM is running in a toss-up district in NC in November, they are screwed.

    78. Tina says:

      The Russian hoaxer and Clinton’s Groupie will be here today:

      AP NORC Poll: Biden Net Approval declined by 55 points in 1 year

      Biden Approval Trends:
      May 2021: 63% approve, 29% disapprove
      May 2022: 39% approve, 60% disapprove

      ? Net Decline: -55%!!!

      Biden Job approval is at 39% in a Democrats +8 poll…

    79. Tina says:

      His approval is actually in the low 30s, or upper 20s.

      I don’t see a reason why the gop-e is still scared of this idiot.

    80. jan says:

      I’m surprised Biden’s approval isn’t in single digits! He is beyond being a “bad” leader. Every decision puts us in a deeper abyss. The gas prices alone are enough to collapse a person’s spirits and their budget. This morning heard about a farmer putting in $800 to fill up his tractor. Other farmers are looking at planting crops without fertilizer. Everywhere, for as far as the eye can see, there is nothing but deficits and hardships, especially for the working and middle classes.

    81. Bitterlaw says:

      Good to see you back, Jan.

    82. DW says:

      82 – If you look at it from the perspective of AOC and her fellow lunatics, Biden is the most successful president in history. It was a hard job to completely destroy our country in under two years, but Biden’s puppeteers pulled it off.

    83. mnw says:

      8-week long decline is Dow’s longest since 1923.

      I continue to be frustrated with certain frequent posters at RRH who insist that the hits savers are taking is no big deal politically, unlike inflation, because the average voter doesn’t have a lot of savings in any form.

      I keep maintaining that economic issues are holistic, i.e., a ball of string if you will. Inflation; a decline in the value of savings; and a drop in inflation-adjusted wages are all part of the same general economic disaster.

      The 401k, 529 (college savings), medical savings accounts, and term life hits are all creating free floating fear for millions of families. I think economic anxiety is the sleeper issue of 2022, and inflation is just one part of that.

      There is a feeling that the economic system itself, which everybody took for granted, may be coming apart..

    84. DW says:

      “There is a feeling that the economic system itself, which everybody took for granted, may be coming apart…”


      —The Squad.

      This is exactly what they wanted, so they can then build a marxist state out of the ruins, where there they are the elite leaders, with 99% of Americans are enslaved peasants, and no more middle class.

    85. mnw says:

      86 DW

      “Capitalism hasn’t worked for us,” said AOC.

      This is the woman who first came to the nation’s attention when her community organization successfully drove Amazon’s planned east coast HQ out of Long Island City in Queens– a move so stunningly stupid that even de Blasio was appalled.

      “See what can happen when we all work together?” she brightly observed after her victory.

    86. Robbie says:

      Blake Hounshell

      Sarah Palin is campaigning for David Perdue today, even though he seems headed for an embarrassing defeat in Tuesday’s primary for Senate in Georgia.

      – LOL.

    87. Phil says:

      Baris just posted that 21 of the 31 precincts came in from Pittsburg with Oz gaining about 25 votes. This was McCormick’s home territory where he was expected to make his biggest gains….so it sounds to me like game set and match.

    88. GORDON ALLEN says:

      Agree with you about the ” synergy of economic data and its impact on voters.
      About 4 paragraphs actually, but was ” moderated again”.
      Perhaps the reference to Keynsian Establishment Republicans was the no no?

    89. dylan says:

      Does anyone else here agree that Tulsi Gabbard has the same UN-serious vocal patterns as Sarah Palin?

      Now mind you–both are WAY superior than Kamala, but just as devoid of any real substance.

      Palin campaigning for Perdue . . . .she ought to be campaigning for her own race which she is probably going to lose by a greater margin than David Perdue will to Kemp.

    90. Bitterlaw says:

      Because Jason lives on the western frontier, he will have to have to endure a chilly 94 degrees tomorrow. In civilization, it will be 97 degrees with 200% humidity.

    91. Tina says:

      Are they done yet counting or manufacturing vote in the peoples republic of pa?

    92. Tina says:


      Jake Gibson
      · 1h
      Robby Mook, the Clinton Campaign Manager in 2016 said in court Friday that Hillary Clinton herself approved the idea of giving the Alfa Bank story to a reporter. “We told her we have this and we want to share it with a reporter. She agreed to that.”
      @BrookeSingman @davidspunt

    93. Tina says:

      They need to indict her.

      The jebots will be here to run damage control.

    94. mnw says:


      The more you type, the greater chance you’ll be moderated. I try to break longer posts in half, & post each half by itself. That seems to help. Otherwise there’s no rhyme or reason to what the robot censor does. I think it views longer posts as more likely to be spam.

    95. Meldrim says:

      #47, “What do you know? Raphael Warnock makes another blunder on the campaign trail. I hope Herschel Walker gives this clown the Blanche Lincoln treatment:

      Wes, did you mean to post President Bush saying Iraq when he meant Ukraine? If so, I don’t get the joke. But, if you misposted, please post Warnock’s campaign blunder.

    96. Gordon Allen says:

      MNW. I was about to say that myself. Whenever I break a post in half it is never moderated. There must be a word limit.

    97. Robbie says:

      Alex Isenstadt
      North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer, Trump ally: “But at the same time, I think America, you know, would like a fresh start and maybe a Mike Pompeo.”

      – This won’t make the Trump worshippers happy. How long before Cramer is deemed a RINO?

      For Cramer to mention a post-Trump world is really something. He’s right, of course. The last thing the country needs in 2024 is an 81 year old and 77 year old rerunning the 2020 campaign.

    98. Gordon Allen says:

      In line w that,the former SEC Chief economist says a recession is virtually certain. Duh
      I’ve said that since last summer
      There is extreme anxiety out there.
      The GOP needs BOTH a growth and anti inflation agenda

    99. Gordon Allen says:

      Reagan and Trump showed in fact one complements the other.If more dollars( demand) meet more products( supply) there is no inflation.
      We’re hurting on the supply side,so now we face inflation AND recession.
      Do our Keynsian Establishment Republicans know that??
      I’m not sure

    100. Tina says:

      Yes, he is trapped. They all are and just implicated her Thighness in this conspiracy and mail fraud.

      Hans Mahncke
      Sussmann is trapped by his own congressional testimony when he claimed he took the fake Alfa data to the FBI on behalf of a client. Had he not done that, he could now argue that there was no client and that he went rogue. Taking the stand to explain that might be his last chance.

    101. Tina says:

      The corrupt Capitol police is also caught here. They have deleted all video (allegedly) of the J6 hoax. Thus, there is no e-bah-dense.

      Chad Pergram
      A) Top GOPer on Hse Admin Cmte Davis asks Capitol Police Board to release 1/5/21 security footage after accusation by 1/6 cmte that GOP GA Rep Loudermilk led tours. Davis: “This is demonstrably false.”

      Chad Pergram
      B) Davis: If the Board has any hope of preserving a reputation as an unbiased security agency and re-establishing itself as a non-partisan entity, there is no alternative but to release the tapes.

      Chad Pergram
      C) Davis: If the Board does not release the relevant footage in a timely manner, I will have no choice but to exercise my authority under 2 U.S.C. § 1979 to release the footage myself.

    102. Wes says:

      Thanks for informing me of my mistake, Meldrim. I guess I didn’t copy the Twitter link I meant to copy. In any event, Warnock touts in his ad a plant in Georgia that recently had a mass layoff as a prime example of how well Democrats are running things.

    103. Tina says:

      He should also tout gas prices next.

    104. Tina says:

      $6.22 today btw.

    105. Tina says:

      Big win here

      Election Wizard ??
      NEW: In another win for Republicans, a Florida appeals court lifts a lower court injunction and reinstates the DeSantis-backed 20R-8D map that would cost Democrats an additional North Florida seat.

    106. mnw says:

      After giving the proposition several years of thought, I’ve decided that for conceptual purposes, RRH should be classified as a Never Trump site.

      That’s the very essence of it– the core belief that all The Wise Men and most of the frequent posters share.

    107. Wes says:

      Most RRHers aren’t Trump fans, Mnw. He does have his supporters over there though, the most notable one also being almost on Bunu’s level of weirdness.

    108. Tina says:

      Has anyone done a welfare check on Robby Mook?

    109. jason says:

      “Biden Job approval is at 39% in a Democrats +8 poll…”

      No wonder Amoral Scumbag drove by to talk about Sarah Palin…

    110. jason says:

      , would like a fresh start and maybe a Mike Pompeo.”

      I have a better chance of winning the Powerball than Amoral Scumbag actually voting for Mike Pompeo.

    111. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      From Michael Barone:

      “Similarly, in the May 5-10 NBC News poll, only 34% of Republicans characterized themselves “more of a supporter of Donald Trump,” while 58% said they were “more of a supporter of the Republican Party.” Earlier NBC polls showed more Republicans identifying with the party rather than the former president starting in April 2021, but the gap has risen from 6 percentage points then to 24 points now.”

    112. Tina says:

      I want a fresh start. I want to go from Biden to Hillary.


    113. jason says:

      Another dump of votes and Oz holds steady lead. The last 4 updates don’t show any more movement towards McCormick and the remaining ballots are dwindling.

      Mehmet Oz 418,470 31.16%
      David McCormick 417,391 31.08%

      Barring an unexpected treasure trove for McCormick there aren’t enough outstanding ballots to make up anything close to that difference.

      I have seen enough. Calling it for Oz.

      Oz winning is now 92-8 at Predictit if anyone thinks differently.

    114. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Only 39% of U.S. adults approved of Biden’s performance as president this month, a new low in a monthly poll by the AP-NORC Center for Public Research released Friday.

      * * * *

      By the numbers: Roughly two in 10 people who were polled said the U.S. is heading in the right direction or the economy is good.

      Both of those figures were down from roughly three in 10 from the AP-NORC Center for Public Research’s April poll.

      Drops were concentrated among Democrats, with only 33% saying the country is headed in the right direction, a 16-percentage point decrease from April.

      73% of polled Democrats approved of Biden’s presidency, a major decrease from 2021 approval polls.”

    115. DW says:

      In Pennsylvania, some election officials somewhere have chiseled a few more election results onto a stone tablet, in ancient hieroglyphics, and then delivered the tablets via ox drawn cart to a county seat, where interpreters have since deciphered said hieroglyphics, and using an ancient Chinese bead counting machine, they have now been added to the total, and Oz still leads by 1,079 votes.

      The oxen were last seen pulling the empty cart back to another rural area where more tablets will be picked up.

    116. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Turkey’s ambassador to Sweden, Emre Yunt, told the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that Turkey “wants to solve the problems” that have led to a stalling of Finland’s and Sweden’s accession talks.”

      Or in more simple terms, just pay us off and let’s be done with it.

    117. Meldrim says:

      #105, thanks, Wes.

    118. Tgca says:


      BS SDC!!!

      Just like the trans are trying to indoctrinate children in schools, SDC is trying to indoctrinate folks with BS that gays are monogamous.

      Furthest thing from the truth. Recently invented gay terms like “MONOGAMISH” where you are in a committed relationship but have sex with others are used by gay males to accommodate the ever-changing rules gay men have about marriage and commitment where they consider themselves monogamous or committed based on rules they set. Oh…and multiple 3-ways when gay couples travel on vacation to gay resorts is not monogamy either just as cute terms like “play together” or “couple seeking fun” is not monogamy. Sorry! That’s not the definition of monogamy anymore than a woman is defined as a man calling himself a woman because he feels that way.

      It’s not only in San Francisco but in every major city in the US the gay male community are routinely in open-relations, MONOGAMISH, and just plain promiscuous. Open-relationships are rampant in south FL and NY/NJ gay communities, especially among elderly married men.

      We also have an entire younger generation of younger gay males with high HIV rates throughout the US in a day and age, 40+ years after the initial AIDS epidemic. That is on top of the myriad of STD that gays carry at a vastly higher rate than any other group in society other than prostitutes. Studies, health departments, and the CDC routinely confirm these through their reports. This would not be the case if gays were monogamous.

      SDC can try and legitimize it all he wants like the trans do but look at the HIV infection rates of gay men, 15% to 20% of gay men in large cities have HIV, and that includes San Diego, and that is not a sign of monogamy in gay relationships.

      HIV is mostly a disease of promiscuity and if gays were monogamous as SDC claims, we would not have continued HIV infections annually where gays account for up to 70% of them, along with very high rates of other STDs.

      You cannot fix a problem or help others when people like SDC are in denial and distorting information. It wouldn’t surprise me if SDC was in his own MONOGAMISH relationship that he tries to distort into a definition of monogamy.

    119. Meldrim says:

      #116, Jason, I would never “call” an election in which the lead is only 0.08% and there will be an automatic recount (and recanvassing, of course). We’ve all seen 1,000 votes erased because of a simple transcription error; you pointed out yesterday that, had there been such errors, they would have been corrected by now, but I wouldn’t bet on it. Obviously, I’d rather be up by 1,070 votes (or whatever) than down by that number, but I wouldn’t be popping any champagne corks were I Dr. Oz.

    120. DW says:

      Transcription errors are common enough. There is a big difference putting:

      2177 into a database field when you meant to type:

    121. NYCmike says:

      “NYC’s strategic thinking became obsolete after the invention of the airplane and the end or armies using smoothbore muskets.”

      -Got it.

      I said the situation between NATO, Russia, and other European nations was better from 2017-2021…… think the situation today is better………you roll with your “strategic thinking”, and I’ll stick with Trump/Pompeo ideas about what was better.

    122. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2022 #GAGov Republican Primary Poll:

      Brian Kemp 60%
      David Perdue 28%
      Kandiss Taylor 6%
      Catherine Davis 1%
      Other 1%
      Undecided 3%

      @foxnewspoll~ 1,004 LV ~ 5/12-5/16

    123. Wes says:

      In one instance, Mikey’s strategic thinking has been a success:

      He has routinely called for Republicans to nominate the worst available candidate in any given competitive Senate race or supported Deadenders such as Aaron Day who exist only to split GOP votes.

      This has resulted in the election of a number of Dem Senators who otherwise would have lost.

    124. jason says:

      NYC is a “strategic thinker” that is always strategizing on how Dems can get a majority.

    125. jason says:

      The oxen were last seen pulling the empty cart back to another rural area where more tablets will be picked up.”

      No worries. We have been assured if you just keeping voting R this will all be resolved in the next election.

    126. jason says:

      #116, Jason, I would never “call” an election in which the lead is only 0.08% and there will be an automatic recount (and recanvassing, of course). We’ve all seen 1,000 votes erased because of a simple transcription error; you pointed out yesterday that, had there been such errors, they would have been corrected by now, but I wouldn’t bet on it. Obviously, I’d rather be up by 1,070 votes (or whatever) than down by that number, but I wouldn’t be popping any champagne corks were I Dr. Oz.”

      Ok, so go put your money where your mouth is.

      Invest $800 on McCormick. If they find a “transcription error” and McCormick wins, you will win about $9000.

      Just remember who gave you the hot tip.

    127. jason says:

      There are not enough ballots outstanding to give McCormick the win.

      Automatic recounts very rarely reverse results, especially 1,000 vote margins.

      I based my call on those 2 facts.

      I am celebrating Oz’s win with some Grey Goose martinis.

      If he loses, I will apologize to Grey Goose, but I am not returning any martinis.

    128. Wes says:

      Whoops! Do-nothing Senator Dick Blumenthal (Smarmy D-CT) is polling on the cusp of competitiveness while Republicans have a credible nominee in Themis Klarides (love that name):

      Schumer will dispatch Mikey to the Nutmeg State shortly either to boost a Deadender and stop any momentum Klarides may have or get an overhyped Libertarian to run in that race and compromise her electability.

    129. Wes says:


      While Klarides has officially received the CTGOP’s convention endorsement against DaNang Dick, she’s simply a candidate, not having won the nomination in the primary yet.

    130. jason says:

      “WASHINGTON, DC — A former FBI official delivered devastating testimony Thursday against former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann — saying he’s “100% confident” the defendant denied acting “on behalf of any particular client” when he handed over since-debunked information linking Donald Trump and Russia.”

    131. jason says:

      Has Klarides been 100% litmus tested yet? Are there any videos of her once having lunch with a Democrat?

      Given that even 100% certified true conservatives are only one comment or one vote away from being a RINO, NYC will say the safe thing to do to is nominate a deadender and SEND A MESSAGE.

    132. Wes says:

      It’s a guarantee Mikey will make an excuse for why Republicans must support someone other than Klarides despite her decent polling against DaNang Dick and status as the only serious candidate seeking the nomination.

      You have to remember in the Mikeyverse, Schumer as Senate Majority Leader is the only acceptable outcome. Mikey has a documented history going back over a decade of invariably supporting only Republicans who are sure losers in competitive Senate races.

    133. Wes says:

      For anyone interested in Klarides’ life story, in the ’90s, she was a bodybuilder and fitness model before getting a law degree and serving as a WWF ring girl. She entered politics in the late ’90s as a Member of the CT House of Representatives:

    134. Meldrim says:

      #129, Jason, I wrote “Obviously, I’d rather be up by 1,070 votes (or whatever) than down by that number, but I wouldn’t be popping any champagne corks were I Dr. Oz.” From that you get that I think that McCormick won and would be willing to bet on that result? (And, FWIW, I don’t gamble, so I won’t be visiting your pals at PredictIt.)

      I’m from the Red Auerbach school: You don’t light the victory cigar until you’re sure that you won.

    135. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden’s Real Clear Politics polling average is about his worst ever:

      RCP Average 5/5 – 5/19 Approve 41.0%
      Disapprove 54.3%

    136. Wes says:

      Would you light the victory cigar early if it were one of these, Meldrim?

      They’re actually pretty damn good.

    137. Tina says:


      Maggie Haberman
      A federal appeals court says undated Pa. mail ballots should be counted, a decision that breaks with state courts and could have immediate impact

    138. NYCmike says:

      #140 – Maybe such a bad decision gives the Supreme Court enough time to look into it and then set the rules straight for November this year and beyond??

    139. Tina says:

      It’s a federal court ruling and being cheer3d on my certsin nameless gop-e types that want the other candidate to prevail, per Maggie hack.

    140. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      When the establishment turned their guns on me, when the Uni-party coalesced to defeat an America First member very few people had my back. This list includes the lion share of figures that came to my defense when it was not politically profitable. These are honorable men and women who are the type of friends anyone yearns to have. “At the beginning of a change the patriot is a rare and hated man.” These are those rare and hated men/women. There are other National figures who I believe are patriots, but I am on a mission now to expose those who say and promise one thing yet legislate and work towards another, self-profiteering, globalist goal. The time for genteel politics as usual has come to an end. It’s time for the rise of the new right, it’s time for Dark MAGA to truly take command. We have an enemy to defeat, but we will never be able to defeat them until we defeat the cowardly and weak members of our own party. Their days are numbered. We are coming.”

    141. NYCmike says:

      Yeah, I understood that part of it, Tina.

    142. NYCmike says:

      #143 – in a way he is correct, but he isn’t the right person to lead that charge.

    143. Bitterlaw says:

      There is no conspiracy. Oz got Trump’s endorsement but Trump did not trash McCormick. Both candidates campaigned on supporting Trump.

    144. Tina says:

      He needs to grow up. A big rise, and an even bigger fall.

      Maybe, he can reflect and do better next time, or whenever., he is really ready.

    145. Bitterlaw says:

      Dark MAGA? Well, I guess any doubt of Cawthorn being a kook has been removed.

    146. Tina says:

      Dark Maga sounds like another buzzword from Putzaki et al.

      Kind of like ultra Maga. Or Maga king.

    147. Bitterlaw says:

      Coming soon to a theater near you:

      Dark MAGA vs. Deep State

    148. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina – Sounds like it was Cawthorn’s invention.

      Maybe Godzilla vs. Dark MAGA.

    149. Wes says:

      As I told Jason the other day, Madison Cawthorn shouldn’t have consistently given his opposition ammunition if he wanted to win.

    150. Tina says:

      Oh it was his invention Bl.

      Just dumb.

      Dark Maga sounds like a Biden or Jebot nickname,

    151. Tina says:

      Watching the Warriors, I almost opened the last bottle of limoncello.

      But I put it away.

      11 months no drop.

      Pelligrino for me.

    152. Wes says:

      This is how Madison Cawthorn sees himself apparently:

    153. Tina says:

      Look at Desantis’ tweet.

      Florida has had 4 years of surpluses.

      Has to be a front runner, if he runs for Prez.

    154. Bitterlaw says:

      Jurassic Park 4 – Dark MAGA

      Batman – The Dark MAGA rises

      BraveMAGA – Most memorable scene. Mel Gibson rides his horse in front of the Capitol and yells, “They may take our land. They may take our lives. But they will never take our Dark MAGA!

    155. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – Maybe Dark MAGA is the long-awaited sequel to Soylent Green.

    156. NYCmike says:

      “Florida has had 4 years of surpluses.”

      -Just what the U S Congress needs – SURPLUSES!!

    157. Wes says:

      Or maybe it’s one of the aliens at Area 51, Bitter.

    158. jason says:

      Has Amoral Scumbag called Ultra Dark Maga yet?

    159. jason says:

      Called me Ultra Dark Maga yet?

    160. jason says:

      I saw some left wing talking head saying Biden should announce he is not running again. Rather than making him a lame duck, the guy said it would restore his power and most importantly, it would let “Biden be Biden”.

      I am at a lost on the advantages of “Biden being Biden”.

    161. jason says:

      Walt, what is the deal on monkeypox?

      You probably survived it a few times before, and you are the resident authority on monkeys, so I will ask the expert.

    162. jason says:

      Are you lazy bastards still asleep?

      Tgca would have salivated like Pavlov’s dogs if he saw my breakfast. Chorizo omelette, slab bacon, deep fried scrapple, country ham, homemade biscuits.

    163. Tgca says:

      I’ve been awake for some time, took the pooch for a walk around the lake and saw all the new baby duckies this muggy morning and now sitting down to southwestern style scrambled eggs.

      Life is good!

    164. jason says:

      What did Amoral Scumbag say the other day?

      From your mouth to God’s ears or something like that?

      I agree with McConnell. We need to diminish the number of isolationists not only in the Senate but everywhere.

      “I am interested in diminishing the number of my members who believe that America somehow can exist alone in the world,” Mr. McConnell said in an interview. “I think the fact that only 11 in the end ended up voting against the package was indication of success in convincing a larger number of our members that no matter what was being said by some on the outside that those views were simply incorrect.”

    165. Tgca says:

      Let Biden be Biden only guarantees a GOP Congress. Current polling by Gallup on the list of top issues impacting the US show 59% believe it’s the economy and gubbermint leadership with another 7% concerned about immigration for a total of 66% as the top economic and gubbermint leadership issues which have the greatest impact on economics so this makes sense.

      Sorry for the warmongers but only 5% worry about the illegal invasion of Iraq…ummm…I mean Ukraine.

      …and only 4% and 1%, respectively, concerned about COVID and gun control which might upset Dr. Fow-chee and the MSM.

    166. Tina says:

      “Diminishing the number of any member.”

      Way to go.

      How soon will he be back for $40 billion more?

    167. Tina says:

      Good news.

      Gop-e silent however.

      Tim Swain
      ?BREAKING: Federal Court issues nationwide injunction stopping Biden from ending Title 42. Huge win for border security!

    168. Tgca says:

      McConnell is another lying POS power hungry dude.

      Yes, he pushed through conservative judges, his job but he has failed in many other aspects and was largely responsible for losing the senate in the 1st place.

      I think the GOP needs new leadership in the Senate and should vote in the next generation of talent.

      Mitchie is past his expiration date. He will split power with the Dems just to keep his DC perks. That’s more important to him then a conservative agenda.

    169. jason says:

      I doubt McConnell is going anywhere if Rs win the senate.

      I will enjoy seeing the RINO hunters having to deal with it.

    170. jason says:

      How soon will he be back for $40 billion more?”

      Hopefully, as many times as needed.

    171. jason says:

      BREAKING: Federal Court issues nationwide injunction stopping Biden from ending Title 42. Huge win for border security!”

      Zzzzzz….. more WE ARE WINNING delusion.

      Despite Title 42 April was a record for illegals.

    172. mnw says:

      Tina (& all 5-6 of the other regular posters):

      RE: “How soon will he be back for $40 billion more?”

      What’s the cost of NOT supporting UKR?

      Since 1946, it’s been U.S. policy to oppose Soviet/Russian expansion. It’s served us pretty well, imo.

      It’s still in U.S. interest not to allow Russia a free hand in Europe. I like the fact that in UKR as in S. Korea, and unlike Vietnam, our de facto ally has a PULSE!!!

      By “pulse” I mean honest-to-God popular support, manifesting itself in a willingness to do its own fighting and dying. How gd refreshing is THAT?

      In UKR, for once we’re not trying to sell a walking dead govt to a hostile populace.

      I respect the 11 GOP senators (& Tucker Carlson too) who voted against the UKR aid bill & question U.S. policy in UKR. They’ve raised legitimate arguments.

      For me. though, at the end of the day, it’s STILL all about deterring & containing Russian expansion, same as in 1946; 1950; 1962; 1977 (Afghanistan), & every year since.

    173. mnw says:

      Thunderstorms in STL so violent they’re scaring my poor dog!

    174. Gordon Allen says:

      Zelensky is quoted in front page WSJ today as Ukraine’s realizable objective( without foreign forces) is to eject Russia completely from Donets, Luhansk, AND Crimea.
      Some powerhouse conventional threat Russia is.
      Advancing age to 40 plus for military service; what happened to the “massive reserves”?? hint: they don’t exist.

    175. Tgca says:

      Make Ukraine Great Again!


      …or should we say:

      Make Ukraine Corrupt Again!


      Ukraine before America!

      That’s what we see from many in the GOP today including a few at HHR.

      Let’s support corrupt radically left socialist communist regimes instead of Americans.

      Hopefully voters will send a message to GOP soon.

    176. Tgca says:

      So Zelenskyy is asking for a continued civil war in the regions that previously broke away from Ukraine before the Russian invasion.

      So what the radically left corrupt socialist Zelenskyy wants is a continued war, and no doubt continued welfare from the world for his failed corrupt country while him and his wife and oligarch friends keep their personal holdings in offshore accounts, as previously reported well before the war started.

      Let him have his civil war but America should not fund one penny to a corrupt country in a Civil War.

    177. jason says:

      So what the radically left corrupt socialist Zelenskyy”

      Zzzzzz…so Tgca objects to Ukraine wanting to protect its territorial integrity? No surprise from Putin’s lap dog.

      Tgca wants to be on Russian state TV. He is almost there, all he has to do now is call Zelenksy a “Nazi” and he will be there.

      And someone who thinks the government should decide how much property owners can charge for rent and objects to market driven health care system has a lot of chutzpah calling others “socialist”.

    178. jason says:

      I agree with mnw’s post above.

      The key point:

      RE: “How soon will he be back for $40 billion more?”

      What’s the cost of NOT supporting UKR?

    179. jason says:

      I respect the 11 GOP senators (& Tucker Carlson too) who voted against the UKR aid bill & question U.S. policy in UKR. They’ve raised legitimate arguments.”

      I don’t. I don’t respect isolationists. I think there arguments are shortsighted and self serving. They can express reservations about the size and scope of the aid, but at the end of the day they should have done the right thing.

      I understand frustration with the Dems putting in extraneous pork in the aid bills. When Rs take control hopefully they will limit the aid to what is actually and specifically needed.

      But not supporting Ukraine is not an option.

    180. jason says:

      elensky is quoted in front page WSJ today as Ukraine’s realizable objective( without foreign forces) is to eject Russia completely from Donets, Luhansk, AND Crimea.”

      Of course he has to say that. What is he going to say, I think its Ok for Russia to annex large parts of our country?

      It doesn’t mean he will settle for less. I am sure he would.

    181. jason says:

      Should say “it doesn’t mean he won’t settle for less.

    182. Tgca says:


      Jadon now speaks for Zelenskyy?

      He knows what the corrupt leftist Ukrainian leader thinks?

      Good to know.

      Jadon is licking the boots of Zelenskyy like he did with Dr. Fow-chee and will nod at anything he is fed to repeat it over and over as if its truth.

    183. Tgca says:

      Here we go again with Jadon playing the equivalent of the RACIST card, calling anyone that disagrees with him an ISOLATIONIST or APPEASER.

      Luckily, those 11 senators have a lot more experience and knowledge in world affairs then Jadon ever will.

      I don’t think voters would trust Jadon over them.

    184. Gordon Allen says:

      And advancing the age for military service,publicly announced by the Russian Legislature ( not classified intell as Bitter claims) means…?
      They have no reserves. Russia is a Potemkin village as relates to its conventional military.

    185. Gordon Allen says:

      If Ukrainian forces captured Moscow, would Jason and Bitter finally acknowledge Russia to be a paper tiger??
      I doubt it. It’s their story and they’re sticking to it.
      Why though?

    186. mnw says:

      I don’t care if our wartime allies are viable political & military entities… just so long as they’re morally pure. /s

      I think St. Francis of Assisi would have made an ideal wartime leader. I won’t settle for anything less.

    187. Tgca says:

      Jadon mocks others for fearing starting a NOOKYOOLER war but notice how he COWERS and FEARS a new cold war with a significantly weakened adversary that can’t even defeat a rag tag group of middle-aged men from a chithole country fighting in the streets.

      By the way, during the Cold War, the US prospered significantly and became the world leader.

      In many senses, the Cold War significantly benefited and elevated the US above other countries and ushered in the technology that helped drive the economic boom – though I agree there was some waste in silly programs like Star Wars that was scrapped after a decade because it was a waste and too early for its time and conceived from watching George Lucas films rather than actual serious useful strategy.

      Is that what Jadon fears? That the US would dominate and prosper economically in a new cold war?

    188. Tgca says:

      Every single one of these people should be put to death!

      Human trafficking of kids or anyone is not a crime one should serve 10 or 15 years for and them be set free.

      You want to stop it? Make it a mandatory death sentence!

      The ironic part of this is that half the criminal participants in this case were women. This is not unusual since I’ve read numerous cases where women are involved in human and child sex trafficking. It’s not a crime where women are the only victims, as males are routinely victims too and women are sex traffickers as well.

      I pray to God each one of these folks receive due justice in prison like the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer.

    189. Tgca says:

      Australia conservative PM loses.


      Sorry to see a center-left gubbermint win but I have no sympathy for what the Australia gubbermint did to its people during the COVID pandemic.

      It was tyrannical and it used its police force to violate basic rights of its citizens. The videos out of Australia made you think you were watching something from China.

      Glad to see the PM gone. There has to be accountability even if it means throwing conservatives out of office to teach them a lesson as well.

    190. mnw says:

      193 Tina

      How difficult can that be? I can only think of a handful: Swan Lake; the Nutcracker; Afternoon of the Fawn.

    191. jason says:

      Jadon mocks others for fearing starting a NOOKYOOLER war but notice how he COWERS and FEARS a new cold wI”

      I said it was cheaper to avoid a new Cold War now than to fund it later.

      Nothing about cowering and fearing.

      The only ones cowering and fearing here are the isolationists and appeasers.

    192. jason says:

      Tgca cheers on the far leftists who won the Australian election?

      Not a surprise.

    193. jason says:

      If Ukrainian forces captured Moscow, would Jason and Bitter finally acknowledge Russia to be a paper tiger??”

      Russia is a paper tiger?


      So far the paper tiger has invaded a sovereign country of 40 million people, occupied tens of thousands of square miles, bombed and shelled its major cities and destroyed countless others, displaced over ten million people in a humanitarian disaster of epic proportions, destroyed Ukraine’s infrastructure and economy and killed tens of thousands of its citizens. It has caused Nato countries to spend hundreds of billions on mobilizing troops and other counter measures. It has forced countries with hundreds of years of non-alignment to join NATO to ensure their defense.

      I hope we don’t see the real Russia if this is a paper tiger.

      Neville Allen reminds me of the guy who says to his neighbor “didn’t you say his bark was worse than his bite?” The neighbor says yes. “Well don’t let him bark, he just bit half my pant’s leg off”.

    194. jason says:

      I agree with Dr. Oz. If ballots without a date are not allowed under PA law, then McCormick should not be in favor of counting them.

      Oz makes a good point, this is from the Dem playbook, at the end of every election they always want to count all illegal ballots. Wrong signature? No problem. No signature? No problem. Wrong precinct? No problem. Arrived late? No problem. Contain disqualifying errors? No problem.

    195. Tgca says:

      Tooooooooooo Hundwid!

    196. Tgca says:

      I’m not cheering the leftists!

      That’s your job with supporting Zelenskyy, the lefty socialist who wants to establish world organization to oversee decisions by sovereign nations.

      The Australia gubbermint turned radically left and socialist and acted worse than the Biden and Canada admins when it came to COVID and freedoms so if you support that leadership as conservative, then you go right ahead which doesn’t surprise me since you cheerleader for and supported Dr. Fow-chee and we all know what the power hungry incompetent leftist he turned out to be.

    197. Tgca says:

      Let’s see…hmmm…Jadon supports:

      …ABORTION that not only kills babies but kills them in an inhumane manner as they are ripped apart piece by piece.

      …surrendering to China economically in spite of their slave camps and killing ANY and ALL that stand in their way.

      …corrupt leftist leaders who want to create world organizations to determine how and when countries react to international incidents.

      …Dr. Fow-chee policies that push for shutting down economies, forcing vaxes on people including children and babies and pregnant women, closing schools, restricting travel, restricting civil rights of the unvaxed.

      …illegally invading countries to push democracy and give the US an unfair advantage against the better judgment of the rest of the world.

      Yet Jadon claims he’s a CONSERVATIVE and criticizes others.

      I’m sure Fidel Castro thought he was conservative too and bringing freedom to his people.

      Too funny!!!

    198. jason says:

      Nice list by the Putin lap dog.

      But all lies.

    199. Gordon Allen says:

      Breaking Defense has a long interview during a recent visit by Norway’s Defense Minister to the Pentagon where the analysis is it will take 5-10 years for Russia to replace its lost equipment.Just saying

    200. Phil says:

      Yeah, and they lose more of it by the day.

    201. Wes says:

      This ongoing HHR war over the war in Ukraine is more interesting than the actual war.

    202. Tina says:

      Why is this tweet from Her Thighness still up on Twitter? It is false. A lie.

      How come Durham has not indicted her?

      Conspiracy to defraud the gubment and mail fraud.

    203. Tgca says:


      Which one are lies? There posts from you over the years advocating for and supporting these.

      You support ABORTION!

      You support increased trade with China even though it uses slave labor, steals technology from other countries, and is one of the worst humanitarian violators in the world!

      You support Zelenskyy, a leftist that is pushing for the establishment of a new world organization to address international issues within 24 hours as he outlined in his speeches before other gubbermints.

      You supported Dr. Fow-chee and claimed you were a BIG fan and that he was awesome and that he should be rewarded with medals for his work during the pandemic even though we know he has pushed for policies that violate civil rights and freedoms and empowers gubbermint to become socialistic and authoritarian.

      You supported the illegal invasion of Iraq which we now know was based on non-credible evidence of WMD and an excuse to try and democratize the Middle East.

      …and I forgot you support illegal immigration by refusing to hold them accountable after they have committed numerous criminal offenses from crossing borders, slavery, distributing drugs, and stealing identities of US citizens.

      So tell me where are the lies because you have supported these people and groups?

    204. Tgca says:

      I have proven Jadon wrong numerous times in the past by reposting his posts and then watch him move the goal posts and try to ‘splain what he really meant though the words were clear.

      I’m retired so I have plenty of time to keep finding those posts and sharing them so everyone one sees his LIES!

    205. EML says:

      Some clown from a crummy country in South America named after a hot pepper is leading the PGA Championship. Can’t let this happen. He probably doesn’t even speak Quechua.

    206. jason says:

      Ma, some really bad bait in water.

    207. jason says:

      So tell me where are the lies because you have supported these people and groups?”

      All lies.

      1) Abortion. I don’t “support abortion”. I think it should be legal in the first trimester.

      2) China. I support free trade.

      3) Zelensky. I support Ukraine against Russian aggression. I think Zelenksky is a true hero and the world is recognizing him as such. He is no leftist or Stalinist or any of the other canards you say about him.

      3) Fauci. I never supported Fauci’s policies, lockdowns and mandates. I have led the fight against them here for years. I supported TRUMP’S initial lockdowns and policies (Fauci had zero power to implement any policy) based on the information at the time. I supported Trump’s decision to appoint Fauci. I opposed attacks on Fauci based on purely political reasons.

      4) I supported the LEGAL invasion of Iraq, duly authorized by Congress.

      5) Immigration. I never supported illegal immigration.

      So everything you wrote was a baldfaced lie.

    208. jason says:

      Donald Trump:

      This is one of the greatest political scandals in history. For three years, I had to fight her off, and fight those crooked people off, and you’ll never get your reputation fully back.

      Where do I get my reputation back?”

      Maybe Amoral Scumbag and the Biden Troll can help him out?

    209. jason says:

      I have proven Jadon wrong numerous times in the past by reposting his posts and then watch him move the goal posts and try to ‘splain what he really meant though the words were clear.”

      Nah, you start with lies and then somehow come to the conclusion I support the lies.

      “Supports illegal immigration”, “illegal invasion” “supports China human rights violations” “supports abortion”, “supports Fauci’s policies”, etc.

      All false interpretations of my positions.


    210. jason says:

      I lost my ass on the Derby.

      I am hoping to recoup some of my losses at the Preakness.

      The favorite cannot win or I am screwed.

      Of course, there is always the Belmont.

    211. jason says:

      ” empowers gubbermint to become socialistic and authoritarian.”

      Is that what Fauci does?

      He is in good company, since you also support socialistic and authoritarian policies like rent control and socialized medicine.

    212. jason says:

      There is a horse called Early Voting in the Preakness.

      Bet accordingly.

    213. jason says:


      Who bet on my hot tip?

    214. jason says:

      I made up about 40% of my Derby losses.

      I am sure I will get it all back at the Belmont for anyone who is worried.

    215. Bitterlaw says:

      189 If Russia invaded Ukraine, seized hundreds of square miles of Ukrainian territory, murdered thousands of Ukrainians, tortured, raped and seized thousands more, forced millions to become refugees, and demonstrated that it was such an international threat that Finland and Sweden abandoned decades of neutrality to seek admission to NATO, would Gordon admit it?

      193 I know that Tina wants to believe there is some evil conspiracy at play in PA to deny McCormick the nomination but it does not fit the Gateway Pundit playbook. If there was an evil conspiracy by the evil and undefined establishment, wouldn’t they be trying to deny Oz the nomination?

      As for somebody who refers to his country as Amerika, wants GOP office holders to pay a price at the polls (lose to Democrats) for opposing Russian expansion, calls Romney a racist, takes his talking points about rent and profits and greed from Occupy Wall Street and his world view from Code Pink, judging anybody’s conservative credentials…zzzzz

    216. Tgca says:

      Oh no! My Marble Hatchet fish tried to commit suicide tonight.

      I was feeding other fish in the tank and then when I walked away to get his food, leaving the tank lid off, he jumped.

      I did not notice for like over a minute and came back to feed and could not find him in the tank. He was lying on the floor. I picked him up and put him in the tank and he swam away hiding, clearly in shock by the experience.

      Not sure if he has any permanent damage but he jumped the equivalent of like 40 stories. He’s only like .75 inches tall and 1.5 inches in length.

      Hatchets are known for jumping and I’m always careful but the one time I walk away for a minute leaving the tank lid off, he goes for the dive.

      I hope he survives. He has bee-yoo-tee-ful markings and shape, and he’s quite shy too.

    217. Tgca says:

      I don’t support rent control. I support holding landlords accountable so they don’t railroad tenants with high rents but homes not up to code. I have no problem with renting empty units at FMV.

      I see you twisted yourself in a pretzel trying to ‘splain why you don’t support the things you support.

      You don’t support ABORTION but you think it should be legal. Ok. That’s not supporting ABORTION at all.

      That’s like saying you don’t support the death penalty but you think people should be put to death for crimes.

      You sound like the lefty and trannies trying to redefine the Engwish language.

    218. Tgca says:

      Zelenskyy is not a leftist but calls for a new world order to make decisions for other countries within 24 hours and wants all the world to fund Ukraine’s protection and economy.

      Take away the sovereign rights of other nations and give him welfare while he and his corrupt oligarchs hide their money in off shore accounts.

      …and that’s not including him completely taking over Ukraine’s media in a manner that would make Twitter jealous about what can be censored.

      Nope! Not a lefty at all.

    219. Bitterlaw says:

      How many more Ukrainians need to be killed and how much more territory should be seized by Russia because Tgca hates Zelensky?

    220. Tgca says:

      The number of Ukrainians killed so far pale in comparison to the number of Iraqis killed in an illegal US invasion.

      Thank God for that!

    221. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Interesting comment from a member of Estonia’s Russian minority about the Ukraine:

      “In Estonia I originally come from one of the least integrated Russian speaking families and so I regularly come into contact with the most pro Russian people in the country. And while usually I am the only one arguing against them at the table, right now literally no one supports Russia or even tries to defend them. The most pro Russian position you will hear, is that the conflict needs to stop as soon as possible. For many of my own relatives this conflict served as an eye opening moment, that made them stop looking at Russian realities through their rose tinted glasses.

      There used to be a real generational divide in opinions between those who were born in the USSR and those who were born after but now it is all gone. Another group that is slowly but surely changing their opinion are those who no longer have access to the Russian television as their primary news source. Even the last bastion of Russian propaganda, the orthodox church of Estonia condemned the conflict which helped sway the opinion of the most conservative/reactionary people”

    222. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzzz. Iraq was a legal invasion. Even Hillary voted for it.

      At least Tgca openly admits he is fine with Russia killing more Ukrainians and holding Ukrainian territory.

    223. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Looks like some Republican senators who voted against the Ukrainian aid bill will support Finland and Sweden entering NATO:

      “According to nearly a dozen interviews with senators, most of the Republicans who opposed new military aid to Ukraine are unlikely to block Finland’s and Sweden’s bids to join NATO — further easing the bipartisan push amid concerns that some Republicans were growing uneasy with the U.S. commitment to Europe’s security.

      “That’s one of the prices that Putin should pay. … The more the merrier that we get into NATO,” said Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), who was among the 11 conservatives who opposed the $40 billion Ukraine aid package due to the high price tag. “It strengthens them and puts less of a burden on us. I’m for anybody who wants to join.”

      “We’ll welcome them both with open arms,” added Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), who also opposed the aid bill but said he would vote “without hesitation” in favor of their NATO bids.”

      Rand Paul and Hawley may be against.

    224. Cash Cow TM says:

      Walt said he never got monkeypox.

      He said the key to not getting it is to spray yourself down with mastodon pee.

    225. Tgca says:

      So if the US politicians support invasion of another country, it is not illegal?

      So if Russian politicians support Pootin’s invasion of Ukraine, then it’s not illegal either too….riiiiiiiiiiight?

      Or do these rules only apply to the US?

      It’s American arrogance like this why many in the world hate us and would love to see our downfall, and will turn against us when they can, including many in Europe, as they did when the US illegally invaded Iraq.

    226. Tgca says:

      ABORTION supporter Jadon hardest hit.

      Poll: Plurality Consider Abortion ‘the Same as Murdering a Child’

    227. jason says:

      You don’t support ABORTION but you think it should be legal. Ok. That’s not supporting ABORTION at all”

      I don’t support abortion. I think it should be legal in the first trimester.

      Not that difficult a concept unless you are a moron.

    228. jason says:

      I am with the 43% that don’t agree with the 45% “plurality”, although I am against partial birth abortions. I think it is murder to carry a fetus to term and then decide to have it killed.

      Tgca can GFH.

    229. jason says:

      Did anyone bet on Early Voting like I suggested?

      5-1, easy money. How could a horse with that name lose?

    230. Wes says:

      Hung Cao will face Jennifer Wexton in VA-10. It’s unlikely, but I hope Cao can oust Wexton:

    231. Tgca says:

      Jadon doesn’t support stealing but thinks it’s ok to steal if you need things.

      Got it!

    232. Tgca says:

      Gays spread MonkeyPox in Europe.

      SDC to claim all the gays he knows don’t spread MonkeyPox so therefore it’s a LIE that gays spread MonkeyPox.

    233. Tgca says:

      Y’all going to be sooooooo jealous.

      I just had a mountain man breakfast.

      7 ounces of southwestern scrambled eggs with cilantro, parsley, basil, and ginger, fused with a homemade garlic and broccoli juice.


    234. Tgca says:

      Texas Supreme Court Rules Child Gender Transitions Can Be Investigated As Child Abuse

      SDC to argue he doesn’t know any gays that support child gender transitions so this is overreach and judicial activism by TXSC meant to further marginalize gays when the courts should be instead focusing on denying people the right to go out and eat when they’re not vaxed.

    235. jason says:

      Jadon doesn’t support stealing but thinks it’s ok to steal if you need things.”

      Wins Best Non-sequitur of the Month.

    236. jason says:

      fused with a homemade garlic and broccoli juice.”


      I almost lost my steak and eggs, scrapple and bacon breakfast when I read that.

      Would have been a dammed shame.

    237. Bitterlaw says:

      Irony Meter explodes as Tgca, who claims that he can comment upon everything gay based upon HIS experience as a gay man, castigates SDC for commenting upon HIS experience as a gay man.

    238. jason says:

      I think Tgca is a self loathing gay.

    239. jason says:

      Hung Cao will face Jennifer Wexton in VA-10″

      Rumor has it that he has the gay vote locked down, I don’t know why.

    240. jason says:

      All votes now counted in Allegheny County, McCormick’s best chance to pick up some votes.

      “Allegheny reported an additional 1,339 listed-candidate votes sometime over the past 48 hours, representing all of the missing precincts. They now show 100% of precincts reporting, sans provisionals.

      The breakdown was 1,332 election day votes and 7 absentee votes.

      McCormick won a total of 496 votes out of this batch of 1,339 total, representing 37%.

      Oz won a total of 484 votes, or 36%.

      Barnette won 262 votes, or 20%.

      In terms of raw numbers, McCormick gained 12 votes on Oz.

      In terms of those 7 absentees, McCormick did indeed dominate, taking 6 of them to Oz’s 1.”

      There is no outstanding vote that would give McCormick the win, the few votes being added reflect what the prior votes showed, a close race. You would need tens of thousands of additional votes to overcome an 1100 vote deficit.

      McCormick should concede, with the caveat that if the recount somehow declares him the winner he will recant the concession. A concession isn’t binding, but it will start the healing Rs need to win the GE.

    241. Robbie says:

      Listening to Baris on the Don Smith show

      They know what oppo Abrams has on Kemp.

      He said IF Kemp wins he is DOA

      What he said was ‘enriching the people around him with Pandemic funds, and worse

      I have been telling you. The media is holding fire

      He HAS to be defeated

      – LOL. Baris is such a fraud. He’s been reduced to claiming Abrams is sitting on some sort of devastating oppo dump on Kemp because that’s all the Trump shills have left in this race. The media’s thrown everything it has at Kemp and he’s still about to crush Trump’s buddy, Perdue.

      To paraphrase Huey Long, unless Kemp is found in bed with a live boy or a dead girl, he’s going to beat Abrams in November. Maybe not in another political climate, but in this political climate he’ll win and by more than he did in 2018.

    242. Robbie says:

      JR Ross
      STRAW POLL NEWS: Wisconsin GOP activists are split on Donald Trump running for president in ’24.

      Even with him in the mix, @RonDeSantisFL was backed by a plurality of party activists who voted in the @wispolitics straw polls.

      DeSantis 38%
      Trump 32%
      Haley 7%
      Others: 23%

      – Uh oh, Jason fraud.

    243. jason says:

      The guy Amoral Scumbag called a Trump Clone, a bum and a clown won a straw poll in WI?


      Here is the difference between me and Amoral Scumbag.

      If DeSantis is the R nominee in 2024, I will hope he wins. Amoral Scumbag will be here trashing him and repeating any Dem talking points against him 24/7.

    244. jason says:

      Kemp is a spineless weakling that deserves to lose the nomination to a much better candidate, David Perdue.

      However, he is certainly better for GA than Abrams.

      Both can be true.

    245. Robbie says:

      Wisconsin GOP Straw Poll: 2024 Presidential Republican Primary

      Ron DeSantis 38%
      Donald Trump 32%
      Nikki Haley 7%

      – How long before the Trump dead enders and cronies like Rich Baris start to go after DeSantis?

      Pretty soon, DeSantis will be the new Brian Kemp to the “Trump is god” crowd. Wouldn’t be surprised to hear some of them note Crist was actually a pretty good Republican governor from 2007 to 2011 as a way to undercut DeSantis.

    246. jason says:

      Didn’t Ron Paul win all the straw polls?

      If that straw poll in WI had shown Trump in the lead, Amoral Scumbag would never have mentioned it.

      That is why I say he has the moral compass of a floating turd.

    247. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 22, 2022 at 10:51 am
      Kemp is a spineless weakling that deserves to lose the nomination to a much better candidate, David Perdue.

      – You’re so sad and it’s pure comedy. Whatever comes out of MAGA daddy’s mouth is what you believe.

      Kemp has been a good, conservative governor of Georgia. He beat Abrams and he has a solid list of conservative policy achievements.

      The guy you and MAGA daddy support lost to Jon Ossoff. Sad!

    248. jason says:

      as a way to undercut DeSantis.”


      Like Amoral Scumbag didn’t “undercut” DeSantis by calling him a Trump Clone, a bum and a clown while supporting a certified Marxist like Gillum for Fl governor?

    249. Tgca says:

      I despise the hypocrisy of many gays just like I despise the hypocrisy of radical libs and conservative religious zealots.

      Probably 80%+ of gays think and vote alike in tandem with the radical left on cue.

      I have little patience with the gay agenda that has evolved from the 90s agenda of equal rights towards today’s agenda of forcing change on traditional cultural by normalizing abnormal or dangerous behaviors and attacking others for disagreeing with them, and at the same time indoctrinating children to unhealthy behaviors that could screw up their physical and mental health.

      If you think that is self-loathing, fine. I think it’s sensible criticism of behaviors dangerous to society.

    250. Albertus Magnus says:


      Takes one to know one, I am told.

    251. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 22, 2022 at 10:49 am
      The guy Amoral Scumbag called a Trump Clone, a bum and a clown won a straw poll in WI?

      – Trump’s a psychopath who wants to make the 2024 campaign all about the 2020 race.

      DeSantis is someone who’s actually governed on conservative policies, many of which animate the Trump voters, and defeated Democrats every step of the way.

      I’m not the least bit surprised you would choose four psychotic, chaotic years of Trump that would cost Republicans the House and Senate once again in 2026 over eight years of DeSantis and the possibility of a 60 seat Senate majority.

    252. jason says:

      Kemp has been a good, conservative governor of Georgia”

      Zzzzz… he is a spineless weakling who along with never Trumper scumbag Raffensberger cost the Rs two seats in the Senate.

      David Perdue was a good, conservative senator from Georgia, fixed it for you.

    253. jason says:

      jason says:
      May 22, 2022 at 10:02 am

      I think Tgca is a self loathing gay.”

      Albertus Magnus says:
      May 22, 2022 at 10:59 am


      Takes one to know one, I am told.”

      Hey Bitter, do I get any points for being called gay?

    254. jason says:

      DeSantis is someone who’s actually governed on conservative policies, many of which animate the Trump voters, and defeated Democrats every step of the way.”

      Right, and that is why you wouldn’t vote for him or support him in a million years.

      We all know the tired old meme, you “support” DeSantis until he is actually on the ballot and then you will be here to trash him with left wing talking points.

      The game is up, nobody here believes ANY of your lies.

      Go back to whatever moonbat sites you hang out in, and GFY.

    255. mnw says:

      Be sure to feed him. Validate his existence & brighten his life.

    256. jason says:

      ’m not the least bit surprised you would choose four psychotic, chaotic years of Trump that would cost Republicans the House and Senate once again in 2026 over eight years of DeSantis and the possibility of a 60 seat Senate majority.”

      If I could have my choice of President right now, yes, I would prefer Trump. He is a known quantity and I already know he would be a good President.

      I am a big DeSantis fan, but he is not (yet) Donald Trump. I am not yet convinced DeSantis appeals to the blue collar vote required to win in the rust belt and upper midwest, and I don’t know if he can bring in the same amount of blacks and Hispanics Trump attracted in 2020. Nor am I convinced he would do much better in the left leaning suburbs than Trump. If polling later this year shows differently, I am certainly willing to reassess my view. Of course I think DeSantis should be the future of the party and not Trump, i just don’t know if it is 2024.

      What I do know is that a Trump vs. DeSantis primary fight would be very destructive to both of them.

    257. Tina says:

      Mute 43 was pranked by Russians.

      What a bad week for this disgrace.

    258. jason says:

      Be sure to feed him. Validate his existence & brighten his life.’

      mnw is a tough cookie.

      He wants to deny Amoral Scumbag a little attention in his lonely, miserable existence based on hate for Trump and continuous pining for JEB!.


    259. jason says:

      I finally found something with lower odds than me winning the Powerball.

      Amoral Scumbag voting for DeSantis for President.

    260. Tina says:

      Any comment from the useless gop-e on this? Or is all Ukraine 24/7.

      Election Wizard ??
      · 3h
      NEW: President Jair Bolsonaro Says Brazil Will NOT Sign Globalist WHO Pandemic Treaty

    261. Tina says:

      Didn’t the Russian hoaxer want Desantis to lose the governors race in 2018 to the bathroom floor candidate?

    262. Tina says:

      Ian Miles Cheong
      This entire thread. George W. Bush got pranked and confirmed everything the Russians are saying about the biolabs, the US-backed color revolution in Georgia through Mikheil Saakashvili and more. Neat.

    263. Albertus Magnus says:


      Neo-cons gotta neo-con.

      First W. then Biden. Globalists fool many with shiny objects designed to take our attention off their slow but steady takeover of the world’s economies and institutions.

      The US needs to stay out of conflicts in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

      Somewhere the Cheneys and Kristols are smiling like Bela Lugosi.

    264. Cash Cow TM says:


      AOL’s top news items today:

      5 stories about Hollywood/TV stars
      5 stories about sports
      5 about politics
      4 about CROWVID
      3 about cars
      3 about abortion
      3 about weather/climate
      3 about Russia’s economic responses to sanctions due to the Klingons invading Ukraine
      2 about dogs
      2 crime related stories
      1 about salmonella
      1 about Jeff Bezos

      1 about baby formula shortage
      1 about gas prices
      0 about actual happening on the Ukraine/Roosha war front
      0 about illegal immigration and crisis and circus at southern border
      0 about inflation
      Guess the crack press could not find anything worthy to write about concerning the last 5 topics.

    265. Phil says:

      Baris is a fraud.


      That fraud pollster just nails election after election over the last six years.

      Somehow, clown Robbie wants us all to ignore that little detail….but Baris is a fraud? Someone explain to me how a pollster’s record is somehow irrelevant. When did that happen? I’ll hang up and listen.

      Tell me, Robbie. You prefer those NYT, NBC, Wahington Post, ABC, CBS, CNN polls that all had Hillary up in all the battleground states in 2016 and 2020 by significant margins? Democrats sweeping the governor and Senate races in Florida in by beyond the margin of error numbers in 2018? Did any of those pollsters get the Virginia governor’s race right…let alone hit it on the number? Asking for a friend. The guy who nailed Florida and Ohio on the number in 2020? Oh, but Baris is a hack, right? The “hack” who nonetheless had Democrats winning both Georgia senate races? That hack?

      Robbie prefers all the MSM polls that never get it right…because he likes their results even though they continually get it wrong.

    266. Cash Cow TM says:


      12 stories about politics (including 3 about school books)
      8 about Elon Musk
      7 about CROWVID
      6 about stocks/economy
      6 related to Rooshia invasion of Ukes
      5 about Hollywood/TV stars/movies
      4 about miseries of various Latin American nations
      3 about monkeypox
      3 about Australia
      2 about sport
      2 about religion (both negative)
      1 about gay stuff
      1 about polarization in America
      0 about rampant inflation
      0 about gas prices
      0 about baby food shortage
      0 about crime in America
      0 about crisis/circus at southern border
      0 stories about the actual results of Klingon/Uke war

      (COW will at various times continue to keep you updated on these 2 top MSM “news” providers)

    267. Phil says:

      So Biden flies to Korea and promptly calls the President of South Korea by his predecessors’s name….with a telepromter right in front of him and the S Korean President standing right beside him. What an embarrassment this half wit is. He does this kind of thing daily. Make it stop.

    268. jason says:

      Didn’t the Russian hoaxer want Desantis to lose the governors race in 2018 to the bathroom floor candidate?”

      Yeah, because he was a “Trump clone”. But now he is a big cheerleader for DeSantis, don’t you believe it? What a transformation. Who changed, Desantis or Amoral Scumbag?

      Remember how he trashed Romney for 2 years, no scurrilous charge and despicable canard was too low? Well, as soon as Romney became anti-Trump, he became Amoral Scumbag’s hero. What a transformation. Romney was a horrible vulture capitalist that killed little old ladies with his greed, tortured his dog, drove (horrors) Cadillacs and even had an elevator in his house, and not even a real Christian. What changed, Romney or Amoral Scumbag?

      The moral compass of a floating turd.

    269. jason says:

      The US needs to stay out of conflicts in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.”

      Zzzzzz…..isolationist morons will be isolationist morons.

    270. Cash Cow TM says:

      “Hung Cao will face Jennifer Wexton in VA-10.”

      As far as I know, Hung Cao is no relation to me.

    271. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 22, 2022 at 11:01 am
      Kemp has been a good, conservative governor of Georgia”

      Zzzzz… he is a spineless weakling who along with never Trumper scumbag Raffensberger cost the Rs two seats in the Senate.

      David Perdue was a good, conservative senator from Georgia, fixed it for you.

      – Folks, morning drinking is bad. It causes you to write stuff like this.

    272. Phil says:

      The transformation isn’t over. Hated DeSantis, now likes him, will hate him again when he one day gets the Republican nomination.


    273. Robbie says:

      mnw says:
      May 22, 2022 at 11:04 am
      Be sure to feed him. Validate his existence & brighten his life.

      – And to think, I was going to send you an autographed copy of Josh Hawley raising his fist in the air to rioters who were about to storm the Capitol.

      Oh well, I guess I’ll donate it to the Goodwill.

    274. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 22, 2022 at 11:18 am
      Be sure to feed him. Validate his existence & brighten his life.’

      mnw is a tough cookie.

      He wants to deny Amoral Scumbag a little attention in his lonely, miserable existence based on hate for Trump and continuous pining for JEB!.


      – The best part of this comment is Jason fraud was a huge Liddle Marco fan. Just like Jeb, Rubio was a crappy candidate and, just like Jeb, he’ll never be president either. I guess maybe I should at least offer some thanks to Trump from preventing a fraud like Rubio from becoming president.

    275. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag doesn’t like Hawley?

      Until the day Hawley disagrees with Trump on something.

      Then he will be here explaining how he is a great Hawley supporter.

    276. jason says:

      I guess maybe I should at least offer some thanks to Trump from preventing a fraud like Rubio from becoming president.”

      Considering Rubio would have never beaten Hillary, I will agree with you.

      Thanks, Trump.

      And Rubio might have been a “crappy candidate” but he couldn’t hold a candle to Jeb. He kicked Jebs ass in 9 debates in a row and didn’t spend 250 million for 4 delegates. He wasn’t the front runner juggernaut who was going to clear the field and suck up all the money (Amoral Scumbag’s theory) with the most spectacular self destruction in primary history.

      When it comes to crappy, sorry, nobody even comes close to Jeb.

    277. Phil says:

      Actually, he prefers Claire McCaskill.

    278. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      May 22, 2022 at 12:23 pm
      Baris is a fraud.


      That fraud pollster just nails election after election over the last six years.

      – LOL. Baris was consistently predicting there was no way Kemp would hit 50% in the primary and Perdue would easily beat him in the runoff. But sure, he just nails election after election.

      He’s nothing but a Trump toady who spouts the populism, the latest fad that has caught your attention. And now he’s just making stuff up about Kemp because he’s mad MAGA daddy’s pick floundered.

      I still laugh that Baris convinced you Trump should’ve appointed Lagoa to the Supreme Court instead of Coney Barrett because it would have burnished some miniscule part of Trump’s voting block. As if any votes were changed in 2020 over that pick.

    279. Phil says:

      Rubio, Jeb…… toast in the rustbelt. Wouldn’t have carried a single state out of the rust belt Just like McCain and Romney….and W.

    280. jason says:

      The best part of this comment is Jason fraud was a huge Liddle Marco fan”

      Yeah, I was a big Rubio fan.

      But you know what, I was able to move on and evaluate Trump’s presidency based on his record, not on the fact he beat my candidate.

      You, on the other hand, are still living in the 2016 primaries pining for Jeb and looking for his “real killer”.

      Pathetic loser.

    281. jason says:

      Phil says:
      May 22, 2022 at 12:48 pm

      Actually, he prefers Claire McCaskill.”

      Of course he does. He will never forgive Hawley for beating her.

    282. Robbie says:

      Tina says:
      May 22, 2022 at 11:22 am
      Didn’t the Russian hoaxer want Desantis to lose the governors race in 2018 to the bathroom floor candidate?

      – Kak pogoda v Moskve v eti dni?

      Izvini, chto voyna na Ukraine ne udalas’ tebe, drug Putin.

      Ne stoyte slishkom blizko k mikrovolnovoy pechi, kogda na vas nadeta shapochka iz fol’gi.

    283. jason says:

      “just like Jeb, he’ll never be president either. ”

      Yeah, but the difference is I don’t care.

      I was very happy with Trump as President, and would be very happy to see him as President again.

      I am not a bitter, pathetic scumbag still leading a miserable life because my candidate didn’t win.

    284. Phil says:

      Laughing about his polling results, Robbie?

      Don’t want to talk about actual numbers which I always thought were kind of the bottom line benchmark for a pollster?

      Tell us about the results of your MSM pollsters. You know, the REAL pollsters. LOL No?

      I didn’t think so.

    285. jason says:

      Tina says:
      May 22, 2022 at 11:22 am
      Didn’t the Russian hoaxer want Desantis to lose the governors race in 2018 to the bathroom floor candidate?”

      Sí, es un patético perdedor y mentiroso.

    286. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      May 22, 2022 at 12:51 pm
      Rubio, Jeb…… toast in the rustbelt. Wouldn’t have carried a single state out of the rust belt Just like McCain and Romney….and W.

      – This is comedy. McCain and Romney were two generationally bad candidates for Republicans. I tried to tell you, Jason fraud, and the rest in real time, but none of you wanted to listen. Everyone just plowed ahead on the belief the polls were all wrong. In 2008, it was the “Bradley effect” and in 2012 it was poll unskewing.

      McCain was dead in the water by March 2008. No one here wanted to believe it, but it was true. The war in Iraq crushed him and the collapse of Lehman Brothers was just the icing on the cake of a dead campaign. And lest we forget the Alaskan dingbat.

      In 2012, Romney (Jason fraud said he was a better candidate than Reagan) was a stiff who couldn’t relate to anyone about anything. His campaign sucked and it ran out of money by June 2012. He failed to advertise over the Summer and Obama was able to define him. And sadly, Romney chose one of the dullest and blandest VP picks ever. And oh by the way, remember how everyone here attacked me for saying Stuart Stevens did a terrible job running the campaign? I do. What’s that clown doing now?

      But sure, compare McCain and Romney running against Obama’s message of hope and change to a campaign run against the most unpopular politician of the last 25 years. McCain ran in a near economic depression and Romney couldn’t swim against the perception the economy was improving. Trump got to run against the wildly unpopular Clinton and a president whose approval rating had been consistently in the low 40’s for most of his presidency. “Totally the same”, said no one.

    287. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 22, 2022 at 12:52 pm
      The best part of this comment is Jason fraud was a huge Liddle Marco fan”

      Yeah, I was a big Rubio fan.

      But you know what, I was able to move on and evaluate Trump’s presidency based on his record, not on the fact he beat my candidate.

      – The only person who still talks about Jeb is you. I sure don’t.

      And I was correct that Trump’s presidency was a trainwreck because he lost the party both the House and the Senate in one term. The only other Republican to do that was Herbert Hoover. You’re aware Hoover was an unpopular president, right?

      Even worse, MAGA daddy managed to lose reelection to a guy who has mashed potatoes for brains even though unemployment was at historic lows. That’s the ultimate evaluation of a first term presidency so he failed. You just can’t accept that I was right that Trump’s abhorrent and ridiculous behavior mattered to people when you said it wouldn’t.

    288. Tgca says:

      Why do Jadon and Robbie have to fight all the time and say such hateful things to one another?

      Can’t you guys find nice things to say to or appreciate about one another?

      I don’t agree with Jadon on lots of things but I still think of him as a good friend worthy of respect and kindness no matter how much of a mental midget, vile swine-eating, obese, ignoramus I think he is.

    289. Phil says:

      Good. Now explain W’s performance in the rust belt when he had an overall approval rating at 50%. Did he carry Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin? Nope. He got killed by Kerry in working class counties…just like McCain and Romney. Those damned working class voters. You know, the ones Robbie enjoys looking down his nose at and couldn’t care less about.

      Guess there are a lot more of those type of voters in rust belt states than Robbie would like to admit….and Republicans don’t get to 270 without those rust belt states.

    290. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 22, 2022 at 12:53 pm
      Phil says:
      May 22, 2022 at 12:48 pm

      Actually, he prefers Claire McCaskill.”

      Of course he does. He will never forgive Hawley for beating her.

      – I had no problem whatsoever with Hawley when he ran in 2018 and I still don’t today. I think he’s well within the range of normal, acceptable Republican Senators. I didn’t like how he played to the mob outside the Capitol, but it was clearly a shameless and opportunistic ploy on his part. It backfired on him, but I think he’s been just fine ever since.

      On the other hand, Jason fraud supports Eric Greitens and I don’t and I won’t. But it would be so interesting to watch everyone in this forum spring to Greitens’ defense the moment MAGA daddy endorses him. That would be especially interesting after everyone in this forum, including you and me, freaked out in 2012 when the party idiotically nominated Todd Akin. This forum used to be against nominating dead enders.

    291. Tgca says:

      I agree somewhat with Robbie that the GOP has a bad habitual trend of nominating next in line POTUS candidates compared to folks who could actually win. Think Dole, McCain, and Romney.

      I also believe none of the 2016 candidates were going to beat Clinton because they could not carry the states Trump carried like MI, WI, and PA so perhaps Trump was lucky there because he carried those states due to building a connection to the working class white men and women that other GOP candidates in 2016 could not build a connection with.

    292. Tgca says:

      I also think Jeb would have been slaughtered in the 2016 election had he got the nomination.

      Too much Bush baggage, and though he was considered the “intelligent” Bush, he had very little charisma at a national level. He reminded me of Pataki, a three-time Gubbernor of a large state that failed disastrously in his efforts for higher office.

    293. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      May 22, 2022 at 1:24 pm
      Good. Now explain W’s performance in the rust belt when he had an overall approval rating at 50%. Did he carry Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin?

      – What’s there to explain? It was a different time. The makeup of the electorate changed drastically over that period and it was happening long before MAGA daddy came down the escalator.

      By 2010 and especially 2014, Republicans had come to dominate the white vote in the Rust Belt. Just look at the voting pattern changes in counties like Ohio from 2000 to 2014. It was a complete flip. Even here in Kentucky, Republicans now dominate the east where Democrats once ruled.

      Bush came along at the tail end of one coalition and the start of another. Coalitions come and go. It’s one reason why I thought Romney was an awful candidate to nominate in 2012 and why I thought Christie was the best bet then. Christie met the moment. Romney met the moment that exist in 1996.

    294. Robbie says:

      Also, GWB would have performed far better all across the country had he disclosed his DUI a year earlier and not had it dropped five days before the election. That clearly cost him three or four states. WI and NM come to mind.

    295. Gordon Allen says:

      Democrat Congressman believes we need autocratic rule( you know by who)?
      Situation normal,politics as usual.

    296. Tgca says:


      DeSantis outpolls Trump in WI straw poll.

      Maybe a fluke or it could be that DeSantis is finally getting more recognition and attention.

      Me thinks the MSM and the libs have elevated DeSantis the last few months to national recognition over the Disney debacle, CRT, and other fights, making him the center of attention of current GOP politicians.

      It could be that Trump was viewed as the only possible realistic 2024 GOP contender but to be honest, he is still fighting the 2020 election and not moving forward with current challenges and that could be turning folks to DeSantis who has had a few high-level tough fights he has won that are focused on current issues.

      It will be interesting to see if Trump embraces DeSantis’ rise as his protege to be proud of or sees him as a threat and starts attacking him.

      I think it would be a UUUGE mistake for Trump to start attacking DeSantis because it would come across as competitive jealousy instead of support for a rising star, and I think ultimately Trump would lose that battle, not to DeSantis but to himself, as people realize at some point the MAGA movement is bigger than just Trump now.

    297. Tgca says:

      To be fair, I think the 2020 election fraud needs to be addressed so it doesn’t happen again but if Trump wants to run for POTUS in 2024, it can’t be just about 2020.

      There are a lot of issues that need fixing, especially after 4 years of Biden so the 2024 campaign has to be on that and not simply on the past.

      Besides, I’m not really sure Trump wants to run in 2024 because there’s risk to that and he’d have at most 3 years before the GOP has to transition to future leaders.

    298. jason says:

      Only Trump could have won in 2016.

      Amoral Scumbag knows that. But since he is a pathological liar and has the moral compass of a floating turd, he won’t admit it.

      I manned up and admitted my candidate would never have won, and Rubio was 50 times a better candidate than Jeb.

      Meanwhile, WH press secretary says the way to cut inflation is to raise taxes on the wealthy.

      Amoral Scumbag salutes Biden for this idiocy and then pivots back to Hawley, Perdue, Fauci and Trump.

    299. jason says:

      To be fair, I think the 2020 election fraud needs to be addressed so it doesn’t happen again but if Trump wants to run for POTUS in 2024, it can’t be just about 2020.”

      Nobody said it should only be about 2020. Trump has to offer a positive vision and a clear alternative to the train wreck that is happening.

      He does have a record where he can present this contrast, something DeSantis doesn’t have yet. A record as governor is not the same as the record as President.

      That being said, you can’t move on from a stolen election in 2020 in the hopes it won’t happen again. It WILL happen again, bet on it.

      Trump (or DeSantis) should run both on voter integrity AND a vision for the future.

    300. jason says:

      Ok time to watch the PGA, have a few IPAs, and eat some light healthy snacks….pure pork Amish sausages, wings with extra hot Habanero sauce, mini hot dogs wrapped in bacon.

    301. Tina says:

      Phil, it gets worse for Xi Biden in Korea.

      Deboards the plane with mask on, takes it off to greet people,

    302. jason says:

      I like coming to HHR because it improves my English.

      I have boarded many planes, didn’t know you could deboard too.

      I note spell check did not like “deboard”.

    303. jason says:

      My compatriot, Mito Pereira, from a country EML claims was named after a pepper, just teed off as leader of the PGA.

      Mito means “myth” in Spanish, bet accordingly.

    304. jason says:

      Also I know EML is a fellow expert on good food (anybody who hates Olive Garden qualifies) so I hate to correct him, but the name Chile did not come from a pepper. It means “where the land ends” in Aymara.

    305. jason says:

      Severe thunderstorm warning.

      Now I have to secure the llamas instead of watching golf and eating healthy snacks.

      You city slickers are lucky bastards.

    306. jason says:

      WSJ calls it the “dirty trick of the ages”.

      But I am sure the Biden Troll and Amoral Scumbag don’t care. The ends justify the means, right?

      I remember where the Biden Troll actually wrote here that “moderate compromiser, bi-partisan, consensus builder reach out across the aisle Hillary was a “better person” than Trump.

      “The Russia-Trump collusion narrative of 2016 and beyond was a dirty trick for the ages, and now we know it came from the top—candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. That was the testimony Friday by 2016 Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook in federal court, and while this news is hardly a surprise, it’s still bracing to find her fingerprints on the political weapon.

      Mr. Mook testified as a witness in special counsel John Durham’s trial of Michael Sussmann, the lawyer accused of lying to the FBI. In September 2016, Mr. Sussmann took claims of a secret Trump connection to Russia’s Alfa Bank to the FBI and said he wasn’t acting on behalf of any client. Prosecutors say he was working for the Clinton campaign.”

    307. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason is gay? I knew he was strangely close to his llamas but did not expect this.

    308. Bitterlaw says:

      I think Christie also would have beaten Hillary in 2016. Sue me.

    309. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag to talk about Mastriano or Perdue in 3, 2, 1…

      “Do you have a message for Kim Jong-un while you’re here?”

      BIDEN: “Hello, period.”

    310. Tgca says:

      Christie would not have beaten Hillary in 2016. He had fallen out of favor with the conservatives and he himself was struggling with ethical scandals. He had approval ratings in the 30s in 2016 and it’s hard for a politician to run on that in a POTUS election which means he lost the support of both the GOP and Indys in his own state.

      By the time he left office, he had the lowest rating ever of a NJ Gubbernor, in the teens, being widely viewed as failed by both parties.

      Christie missed his opportunity in 2012. After that, people got to know him better and see many of his negatives.

    311. jason says:

      I think Christie also would have beaten Hillary in 2016. Sue me.”


      Because of my transportation issues we will use the Magisterial District Judge here in Bittersville. He is my fri….huh, very well versed in the law, so I am sure you wont mind.

    312. Tgca says:

      People can try to twist history all day long but the only path to the WH in 2016 was through PA at a minimum along with WI or MI and no other GOP candidate was even close to that.

      Christie, with high negatives in NJ was not going to win PA or MI or WI.

      It’s just wishful thinking to believe ANY GOP candidate would win in 2016 beyond the route Trump won in.

      The numbers were just not there. Trump has now put those states back in play to an extent by energizing the disaffected voters in those states who otherwise would not have voted for any other GOP candidate.

    313. jason says:

      Christie would not have beaten Hillary in 2016″

      Right. Christie would not have carried PA, MI, WI to start. Would have struggled in OH, NC and FL.

      Would have made it closer in NJ, NY and New England but still would have lost every one of the those states.

      Would have done worse than Rubio and marginally better than Jeb.

    314. jason says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      May 22, 2022 at 5:02 pm

      Jason is gay? I knew he was strangely close to his llamas but did not expect this.”

      Lupita is a female llama. GFY.

    315. jason says:

      Chilean still ahead by 1 with 3 holes to go at the PGA.

      I am thinking of doing the Inca Fire Dance on the deck but my wife is dead set against it because I almost burned down the house last time.

    316. Tgca says:


      Lia Thomas is a female too as is Caitlyn Jenner!

      What does that prove?

    317. Tgca says:

      Today it was back to the 90s where I watched 2 classic movies.

      Lake Placid with a foul-mouthed Betty White …

      …and Anaconda with a young pre-plastic surgery Jennifer Lopez whose booty was half the size as it is now.

      It’s fun to go back in time every now and then.

      Maybe I’ll do Tremors next.

    318. jason says:

      My wife is being difficult and uncooperative. She just vetoed a live animal sacrifice in lieu of the Fire Dance.

      It’s sad when your spouse won’t make allowances for cultural differences.

    319. jason says:

      Lia Thomas is a female too as is Caitlyn Jenner!”

      I assure you Lupita is not a transgendered llama.

    320. jason says:

      Abrams just committed electoral suicide. You don’t trash your own state if you want to be Governor, that is sand box politics 101.

      “I am tired of being told that we are the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live.” – Abrams at Gwinnett Dems dinner.

    321. jason says:

      Chilean hits ball in water on last hole of PGA, might not win.

      Won’t be the first or last player to choke on the last hole.

    322. Wobbles says:

      I am not giving up on Abrams.

    323. Tgca says:

      My fortunes are looking upwards. This is why being a good Christian matters.

      God rewards the faithful good decent folk I tell all you heathens.

      Yesterday, I found out my DNA % of African heritage has increased to 13%. Ancestry has been fine-tuning it’s historical information as they cross reference more populations.

      So what does this all mean? It means my share of reparations are a slam dunk.

      Suck on it Bishes!!!

      My pay day is coming soon.

    324. jason says:

      No Inca Fire Dance or animal sacrifice. Chilean out.

    325. jason says:

      Thank God I won’t have to pay anything, in fact Incas will probably get reparations too.

    326. jason says:

      What is the cutoff for reparations?

      Tgca is 87% white and gets to cash in?

      Does he get 13% of what a 100% black person gets?

      Is there an adder for being gay?

    327. EML says:

      Disaster averted. American winning the PGA.

    328. Tgca says:


      No! I get 100% of what AA get because AA are not 100% African either but we’ve been discriminated against.

      I also should get reparations for being gay and Puerto Rican, two other groups historically discriminated against.

      As they said back in the old days, if you were 1% then you were 100%.

      Fair is fair!

    329. Tina says:

      How did Robert Mueller and Andrew Weissmann spend 2 years investigating Trump-Russia; with a team of 19 lawyers, $40 million in resources, 40 FBI agents, 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants and 500 witnesses; and not find out that Hillary Clinton created the hoax they were investigating?”

    330. Tina says:

      Republican Ted Budd leads Democrat Cheri Beasley 47% to 39% in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race

      (R) Ted Budd 47% (+8)
      (D) Cheri Beasley 39%

      By ECU Center for Survey Research
      ?? May 19-20 / ?? 635 RV

    331. mnw says:

      335 addendum:

      GCB = GOP +4.

    332. mnw says:

      Also, Trump over Biden by 9 points.

      Biden JA = 35-55 (-20)

    333. Albertus Magnus says:


      Budd will easily beat Beasley in NC.

      While Budd is and was the strongest of the GOP contenders during the primary, former governor McCrory (loud-mouthed RINO who STILL has refused to endorse Budd after losing the primary) was the only one of the field that Beasley had a shot against.

      And even that idiot likely would have beaten Beasley.

    334. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “President Biden said in Tokyo today that the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan — one of the most forceful presidential statements in support of Taiwan in decades, AP reports.

      Biden, at a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, said “yes” when asked if he was willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if China invaded.
      “That’s the commitment we made,” he said.”

    335. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National General Election Poll:

      Donald Trump 42% (+3)
      Joe Biden 39%

      Donald Trump 44% (+7)
      Kamala Harris 37%

      @RedfieldWilton~ 1,120 LV ~ 5/17

    336. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      China is not in a position to invade anyone:

      “In the next ten years, however, China’s economy is more likely to come apart.

      It is already in distress. In April, the economy clearly contracted. Industrial output was down 2.9% from the same month last year. Retail sales were off 11.1%. New car sales plunged 47.6%.

      Draconian lockdowns, the result of Beijing’s “dynamic zero-COVID” policy, have essentially brought much of the eastern portion of the country, the heart of the national economy, to a halt. China’s ports and airports are operating at far below capacity, and river and truck traffic is way down, about 40% off.

      China cannot ship what it does not produce. Factories are either closed or struggling. Even politically favored companies have been hit hard. Tesla’s Gigafactory 3, in Shanghai, was closed for three weeks due to the COVID lockdown. Now, because of a lack of parts, it is running at only 45% capacity.”

    337. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil to post, “Not 1 dead American for Taiwan” in 3…2…1…

    338. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Apparently smallpox vaccination works against this one.

      “The news comes just a couple days after the first monkeypox case was detected in the US, and on Friday the CDC revealed it’s monitoring at least six other Americans after they came in close contact with an infected traveler earlier this month. Cases are surging in Europe, where Spain has now identified 30 cases, and neighboring Portugal…”

    339. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The future of Naval warfare:

      “China christened a remarkable new 290-foot ship last week – the world’s first semi-autonomous drone carrier. It’ll carry, launch, recover and co-ordinate the actions of more than 50 other autonomous aerial, surface and underwater vehicles.

      The Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard began construction on the Zhu Hai Yun last July in Guangzhou. According to the South China Morning Post, it’s the first carrier of its kind, a self-contained autonomous platform that will roll out with everything necessary to perform a fully integrated operation including drone aircraft, boats and submersibles.”

    340. jason says:

      I am waiting for all the Putin appeasers and isolationists to come out in immediate support for Biden’s declaration on Taiwan.

      Remember, “China is the #1 threat”.

    341. Wobbles says:

      2024 National General Election Poll:

      Donald Trump 42% (+3)
      Joe Biden 39%

      Donald Trump 44% (+7)
      Kamala Harris 37%

      Ignore this poll. I don’t like it.

    342. Tgca says:

      MonkeyPox coming to America thanks to gay and bi-sexual dudes screwing around at European raves.

      I am asking all gay men for a MonkeyPox vax card or to socially distance like 100 feet from me. They should not be allowed to dine in restaurants either. It makes others feel uncomfortable.

    343. Tgca says:

      I understand there may also be an outbreak of LlamaPox in western PA.

      This is also baffling scientists why, like the MonkeyPox, these are spreading so quickly.

    344. Bitterlaw says:

      Walt said Stegosaurus Pox was worse.

    345. Tgca says:


      Since we have a significant direct interest involved, I always thought China was the #1 threat and we should have told them a long time ago that

      if you f*ck with Taiwan, we f*ck with you! Got it Bishes!!!

    346. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The drone you flying over you in Utah may soon be on the warfront in the Ukraine; and later in Taiwan if necessary:

      “Utah-based Fortem announced the further miniaturization and simplification of its anti-drone products to provide even easier portability and use by Ukraine troops defending the nation from Russian armed forces. The company said that adaptation process was carried out in close cooperation with the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, and sought to extend and enhance the country’s ability to detect and eliminate smaller Russian UAVs.

      Prior to that redevelopment work, Fortem had been supplying Ukraine with its SkyDome portable anti-drone solution. That command tech interfaces with the DroneHunter UAV that autonomously searches and neutralizes hostile craft in both day and nighttime deployment. Fortem had also provided Ukraine on-site training and support with those assets.”

    347. jason says:

      Some backlash against McCormick at Predictit. Most probably people who want to get paid faster, but I think the points are valid.

      The votes are not there for McCormick. He should concede with the caveat that he would revoke the concession if the recount shows him winning. The odds of an automatic recount making up 1100 votes are just too small to continue this. Sure, there could be a tabulation error but very unlikely it would be that large.

      “McCormick ran a horrible race (absolutely blew it) by going low and attacking Dr Oz using some highly questionable, “dog whistle” type approaches. Now his people are out there insulting Trump and looking to create new precedent in PA voting rules which will doom the party for years (by opening the door WIDE to more Dem cheating). I don’t think anyone can argue that what McCormick is doing is good for the conservative movement in PA. He’s going scorched earth because at this point, all dignity is lost. Dishonorable to say the least”


      “If McCormick’s strategy is successful (very low chance), then it will damage Republicans’ prospects in PA for years. He needs undated ballots to be counted and he wants rejected ballots to count. He’s not going to win. The only question now is whether he poisons the well for future Republican races. He should CONCEDE with honor instead of going down this path. Meanwhile Fetterman and Shapiro, whose policies are truly awful for Pennsylvanians, and sitting back and loving every move McCormick makes. McCormick is DONE in this party (and state) if he keeps this up.”

    348. jason says:

      I understand there may also be an outbreak of LlamaPox in western PA.”

      Thank God Bittersville is not in Western PA.

    349. jason says:

      Yelp says it searched “high and low” for things to do in Bittersville.

      “Whether you live here or are just visiting, these are the things you won’t want to miss!”

      I see shopping at K & A Appliances is on the list, I definitely recommend it.

      “This is a family owned local company that sells brand new appliances that might have a ding or something.”

      Bitter can take his “cultural desert” comment and GFH.

    350. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Putin invaded Ukraine to prevent NATO from expanded to the Russian border. Now with Finland & Sweden coming into NATO:

      “From now on, distance between NATO and Russian “second capital” is about 160 km.

      So, strategic genius of keeping NATO at bay resulted:

      Turning Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland to NATO waters

      Having missile flight time to Saint-Petersburg measured a minute or two

      Getting Saint-Petersburg exposed to artillery shelling — St Isaac’s cathedral could be leveled down by HIMARS or even howitzers (with some creative thinking)

      Estonia getting solid allies rendering shock and awe attempt to overcome it highly unlikely, Konigsberg (temporary known as Kaliningrad) most likely staying an enclave until liberated and returned to Germany or turned into free city”

    351. Bitterlaw says:

      Damn. I didn’t know about The Turkey Hill Experience. Game changer.

    352. jason says:

      Shapiro really screwed himself by running ads in support of Mastriano on the theory he would be easier to beat.

      How do you call someone an “insurrectionist” and “dangerous” blah blah blah when you actually spent money to nominate him.

      “You can worry aloud about the “threat” that candidates such as Doug Mastriano pose, or you can send out mailers and cut TV ads trying to boost him because you think the risk is worth it because he’ll be easier to beat. But you can’t do both.”

    353. jason says:

      I didn’t know about The Turkey Hill Experience. Game changer.”

      Yes, you can concoct your own ice cream flavor and name it after yourself.

      I named mine “Atahualpa’s Revenge”. So far Turkey Hill has not launched it as one of their flavors but I am sure it is just an oversight.

    354. jason says:

      I can see the debate now. Shapiro accuses Mastriano of being a dangerous insurrectionist.

      Mastriano: “Is that why you endorsed me in the primary”?

    355. jason says:

      Damm, and there are Rs in GA voting for Kemp and Perdue?

      “GA Gov candidate Kandiss Taylor says she will execute Sheriffs by firing squad if they don’t “do the will of the people. I don’t mind handcuffing them either .. The Constitution says when you commit treason, it’s death by firing squad. I didn’t write it – it’s in there.”

    356. Tina says:

      So, monkeypox also came out of the Wuhan Lab? Are we still funding it?

      First the China virus, now monkeypox.

    357. Bitterlaw says:

      That would be a great move by Mastriano. Unfortunately, he Will probably be too busy throwing a chair at the moderators to stay focused. If you doubt that, go listen to him explode at conservatives interviewing him.

    358. Phil says:

      Phil to post not one dead American for Taiwan.

      Nope. Russia isn’t a threat to the United States. China absolutely is. China actually has the means to threaten us. Apples and oranges.

      Now with that cleared up, bitter to say “I don’t believe Phil” in 3..2..1

    359. jason says:

      Russia isn’t a threat to the United States.”


      Gets the Clueless Award of the Month.

    360. Gordon Allen says:

      I 100 % support defending Taiwan, and thus Biden’s statement(shockingly), until it was rescinded( “clarified”) by the real authorities in the White House. If someone ever READS anything actually written here, they would know that
      I consider Taiwan, and China, as definitely a national security concern, and one more suitable for our intervention because of our naval and air power.

    361. Bitterlaw says:

      Russia has no means to threaten the US? Did they give up their nukes over the weekend?

      Phil is right about one thing. I believe he is lying. He absolutely will oppose any military response to an attack by China on Taiwan.

    362. Phil says:

      You expecting an east coast invasion sometime soon, Jason? They’d have to punch through Ukraine first. How’s that going by the way? …..but sure, I’m clueless.

    363. Phil says:



    364. Gordon Allen says:

      In fact I strongly support sending military Aid to Taiwan NOW, proactively and not reactively, as with Taiwan. The big question is whether “free traders” with China are in favor of doing so, even if it affects “free trade” with it.
      Every case stands on it’s own merits.

    365. Phil says:

      Gordon, you’re obviously lying as well. Bitter declares it based on nothing.

    366. Bitterlaw says:

      So Phil’s new definition of “threat” is a Russian invasion of America? Wow. That kind of isolationist thinking went out with the invention of the airplane. More proof that Phil will oppose any US military action even if there is an attack on a NATO member.

    367. jason says:

      You expecting an east coast invasion sometime soon, Jason?”

      Sorry, we will have to revoke the previous Clueles Award of the Month and award it to this post.

      Sorry for the inconvenience.

    368. jason says:

      Yeah, Bitter, if Taiwan is depending on Phil for supporting its protection they are screwed.

      Phil will run for the exits and scurry into his isolationist bunker at the first threat of war with China.

      Bet on it.

    369. jason says:

      he big question is whether “free traders” with China are in favor of doing so, even if it affects “free trade” with it.”

      It’s hilarious how protectionist and isolationist morons who don’t believe in free trade always have “caveats” on free trade.

      Yes, I believe in free trade, that should be the central tenet of US trade policy, regardless if other countries are for or against it. It should always be the governing principle.

      If US support of Taiwan leads the China to trade less with the US, so be it. It has nothing to do with the principle of free trade.

    370. jason says:

      So Phil’s new definition of “threat” is a Russian invasion of America?”

      Phil is a major goalpost mover.

      Remember, Iceland should not be worried about Russian aggression because the “Russians would have trouble invading it”. Finland and Sweden have nothing to worry about, after all the Russians have “only” occupied Belarus and invaded Ukraine so far.

      When you don’t have any real arguments, you resort to this sort of intellectual dishonesty.

    371. jason says:

      REPORTER: “Do you take any responsibility for the inflation in this country?”

      BIDEN: “I think our policies help, not hurt.”

      Amoral Scumbag and the Biden Troll agree, nobody else.

    372. Phil says:

      No gentleman. The difference is the threat. Something you know very well btw. Research the economic, military and overall capacity of both countries and get back to me on the level of threat posed by each country. It’s not even close. Again, apples and oranges.

      Then there is the obvious fact that Putin clearly lacks the capacity to move on any NATO nation so I’m at a loss to see what the threat to the US is. He’d get his ass kicked. If Putin’s military limitations haven’t become clear to you by now you’re blind as a bat. Putin would have been better served not moving on Ukraine and preserving the perception of of his military as big and bad. He would have had more leverage. Now, that perception is gone gone. Trump it up all you want but we all have eyes.

      Anyway, it’s a mute question. You aren’t getting your war with Russia. Give it up.

    373. Bitterlaw says:

      Remember when Phil opposed a NFZ over Ukraine because Russia has nukes? Well, Russia still has nukes so Phil will not support anything that opposes Russia.

    374. Phil says:


      So you want a nuclear war? Well, that should slow Putin’s immanent world wide takeover alright.

      Great strategy. A couple of hundred million dead but what the hell.

    375. Bitterlaw says:

      Nice try, Phil. You said we can’t oppose Russia because it has nukes. You set the limits. Not me. Since Russia still has nukes, your strategy is to always back down. Putin thanks you.

    376. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil will need to keep a running list:

      Not 1 dead American for (fill in the blank):


      He probably would also not support any military response to a Russian invasion until it reached Texas. Not 1 dead American for Boston….Cleveland…..St. Louis…..Miami…,,

    377. jason says:

      Phil will be in his bunker when Dallas falls…. after all, its like 200 miles away.. no immediate threat. Not one dead American for Dallas!

    378. jason says:

      The Finns and the Swedes evidently don’t read Neville Allen’s magazines or Phil’s bunker manifestos.

      Maybe if they did, they wouldn’t consider Russia a threat.

    379. jason says:

      Josh Kraushaar
      “Abrams has emerged as a national star among Democrats. But privately Democratic strategists fear that her high-water mark might have come in 2018, when she lost in a Democratic wave year.”

      Abrams lost? Has Amoral Scumbag conceded that race yet?

    380. Tgca says:

      I think Russia is a direct threat to the US as much as Iraq was in 2003.

      Can Russia go crazy and Nook the world. Yes, but does anyone see that as a real threat today?

      North Korea or Iran are more likely to go NOOKYOOLER than Russia so I see no direct threat from Russia.

    381. Tgca says:

      Me thinks Finland and Sweden politicians are using the crisis in Ukraine to push for NATO submission, something their people did not want in the past.

      Just like the gubbermints around the world used the pandemic to scare folks and push policies not previously desired by their people.

      It’ll be interesting to see in 5 years when Russia is still not a threat to anyone if these people will still poll the same way about NATO.

    382. Gordon Allen says:

      Finland and Sweden FEARED the USSR,and Putins Russia. And stayed neutral as a result
      Now the Governments DO NOT fear Russia,and the public favors NATO . So go for it while the iron is hot.

    383. Gordon Allen says:

      To the extent they fear Russia’ s nuclear threat,joining NATO puts them under the NATO / US nuclear umbrella.
      I was under the impression Jason and Bitterlaw poo poohed Russia’nuclearthreat

    384. Tgca says:

      10% of MonkeyPox infected are at risk of death according to reported science stats.

      With the gay MonkeyPox coming to the US, we need to get our priorities in order.

      A 10% death rate is very high compared to say the Chinese COVID infection rates with average death rates of about 1/2%, a 20-fold difference if the stats are correct.

      The good thing is the MonkeyPox, like HIV is not as easily transmissible among the general population like the Chinese virus but it could still infect many within selected groups. We will have to wait and see since this is the 1st time they’ve seen this type of spread outside Africa.

    385. jason says:

      Arby’s launches its first-ever burger made with premium American Wagyu beef”

      Tgca is going to be excited. No more chemical laden fake beef for him.

    386. Gordon Allen says:

      Until they need to concoct one. I agree Russia is a nuclear threat.
      No one on earth other than Jason and Bitterlaw think it a conventional threat.
      And they don’t either,but they’re stuck with an ignorant view and can’t abandon it. We all know that.

    387. Tina says:

      Who could have predicted this?

      David M Friedman
      · 1h
      Ruble is higher now than before Russian invasion of Ukraine. Biden drove up price of oil and hasn’t sufficiently sanctioned Russian oil exports. So Russia has more money than ever to finance its war. Great job.

    388. Tina says:

      Do the jebots consider Jabba the Hutt an election denier?

    389. Wes says:

      The ECU poll showing Budd up 8 reflects more closely where I think our Senate race is than did the previous poll.

      Berry lucked out with no primary and thus didn’t have her negatives driven. Although Budd ultimately had an ultimately not very competitive primary, he still had one, so it stands to reason he might not have fully coalesced support from other candidates’ supporters.

      (McCrory needs to get over his sour grapes and endorse Budd. You lost, Pat. It happens. Budd wasn’t even the one attacking you in the primary. Let it go.)

      That said, Beasley is probably polling about as well as she will all campaign. Ultimately I expect Budd to win by about the same margin as Richard Burr won by in 2010 (55-43) simply because Tarheel politics hasn’t lent itself to lopsided electoral results in decades, though candidates can and do still win comfortably.

      I imagine Democrats will pour money into the race for two reasons:

      1) They want to try to make it competitive so as to blunt impending losses in November.

      2) Trying to get out the vote for the Senate race can affect the outcomes of the all-important NCSC races.

      Realistically regardless of what Dems spend here though, I’m not expecting much of a positive effect on the race for them. Fundamentals don’t favor them. Beasley seems to think she’s living in the Northeast rather than North Carolina. Budd is typical of the generically conservative Republicans who’ve been successful in House and Senate politics here. Biden is unpopular. With the exception of the gubernatorial races and the missteps by the GOP regarding judicial races, the state has leaned narrowly but inflexibly GOP since 2010. Biden is unpopular and will motivate Republicans to go to the polls to reject giving him another voice in the Senate.

      If I had to guess, I’ll say if Budd doesn’t get the check mark immediately after polls close, he’ll get it no later than 8:30. There’s simply nothing fundamentally giving Beasley a realistic shot at overtaking him, and the trends with Biden in office are at her face rather than at her back.

    390. jason says:

      I was under the impression Jason and Bitterlaw poo poohed Russia’nuclearthreat”

      As usual, your “impressions” are completely wrong.
      The Russian nuclear threat is very real.

      What we said was you cannot allow the Russians to blackmail you on any concessions based on the threat of nukes. Once you do that, you will have to back down every time they bring up nukes. The correct response is to threaten right back and say you will turn Russia into a sea of glass, not quiver in fear. THAT is language Putin understands, he doesn’t understand weakness, capitulation and surrender.

      Russia is a threat to the former Soviet Republics, to NATO and to the US. Period.

    391. jason says:

      Ruble is higher now than before Russian invasion of Ukraine. Biden drove up price of oil and hasn’t sufficiently sanctioned Russian oil exports. So Russia has more money than ever to finance its war. Great job.”

      Not the complete picture. The Russians are shoring up the ruble artificially but that has a cost. A lot is smoke and mirrors and only made possible because now the ruble is very lightly traded and subject to manipulation.

    392. Tgca says:

      It’s funny that some here argue we should not fear Russian NOOKYOOLER threats, which I agree on but these same posters COWER and FEAR a new cold war may be started, as well as fear China.

      Actually, the US did tremendously well in the last cold war. The US grew significantly both economically and technologically during that time while Russia went downhill?

      So if you’re going on history alone, the Cold War was a boom to the west and a bust to communism.

    393. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason and Bitterlaw are experts at moving goalposts and erecting strawman.
      Make it simple for dummies: Russia has little conventional offensive power,or economic power or political influence. It is alsov a major nuclear power.
      All are true.Decisions should be made on truths and facts.
      I missed it. Does Jason support military assistance to Taiwan? Y or N? I think everyone here does?

    394. jason says:

      No one on earth other than Jason and Bitterlaw think it a conventional threat.”

      Zzzzz…actually just about EVERY leader in Europe views it as a conventional threat. And economic threat. And nuclear threat. And political threat.

      That is because they have an actual stake in the outcome rather than Neville Allen’s sophomoric magazine and video game shallow “analysis” that “isolationism good, standing up to Russia bad”.

    395. jason says:

      Does Jason support military assistance to Taiwan?”

      Always have.

      I just don’t believe in choosing who your enemy is just because of dogma or convenience.

      Russia needs to be stopped in its expansion quest for a Greater Russia/New Soviet Union and China has to be stopped from annexing Taiwan and contained in its military/political/economic expansion in Asia.

      Both are true and equally important, the idea that Eastern and Western Europe are not important to the US geopolitically and economically is complete isolationist BS.

    396. jason says:

      Russia has little conventional offensive power,or economic power or political influence.”

      BS, BS, and BS. They have plenty of all three.

      And their objective is to gain more of all three.

      Ukrainians certainly don’t think the Russians have “little conventional offensive power”. The entire world that is seeing the effects of the cut off of Russian energy sources nor do those affected by the loss of Ukrainian grain exports certainly do not believe the Russians don’t have economic power. And Belarus and other countries dominated by the Russians politically certainly don’t believe they don’t have political power.

      The Russians used the wrong military strategy by trying a quick overthrow of the Ukrainian government and got overextended on their attack on Kiev. Had they just gone for annexing as much land as possible in the East and then called for a ceasefie as the strategy they would have been much more successful. It doesn’t mean they don’t have conventional military power.

    397. Tgca says:

      Should China be stopped from expanding and dominating Asia?

      We have many interests in Asia and as China continues to expand, should we forfeit trade benefits with them to stop their domineering expansion?

      Should we start with sanctions on China?

      China has made much more progress in dominating its neighbors in Asia than Russia has the last decade so does it not make sense to intervene and stop China NOW before it’s too late?

    398. NYCmike says:

      ““If McCormick’s strategy is successful (very low chance), then it will damage Republicans’ prospects in PA for years. He needs undated ballots to be counted and he wants rejected ballots to count. He’s not going to win. The only question now is whether he poisons the well for future Republican races. He should CONCEDE with honor instead of going down this path. Meanwhile Fetterman and Shapiro, whose policies are truly awful for Pennsylvanians, and sitting back and loving every move McCormick makes. McCormick is DONE in this party (and state) if he keeps this up.””

      -Is this true about McCormick?

      Both those comments should be heeded if that is the case.
      McCormick, get out.

    399. Phil says:

      Appreciate the North Carolina analysis, Wes.

      Nice to see a post that doesn’t involve the all consuming Russians.

    400. Robbie says:

      Oz’s lead is down to just 980 votes. It remains to be seen how many votes are left to count, though.

    401. jason says:

      We have many interests in Asia and as China continues to expand, should we forfeit trade benefits with them to stop their domineering expansion?”

      No. If you did that unilaterally, you would be forfeiting essentially a market of 1.5 billion people to other countries. So no blanket tariffs and no stupid trade wars. You want the Chinese people to be exposed to US goods and services. You want China to have a middle class that needs consumer products. You want a free exchange of information. That is why I am not so sure about McDonalds and other companies ceasing operations in Russia is a good idea in the long term, because it just drives Russia into further isolation and gives their people few options to which to compare systems with.

      Sanctions are another matter. If you can identify specific violations from specific companies then yes you can sanction individual companies on charges of violations of intellectual property, dumping and other violations.

      Free trade lessens the potential for conflict because it gives more people a stake in the outcome. The more people who have nothing to lose the worse the more it increases potential for conflict. Destroying China’s economy does not lessen the potential for conflict, it increases it.

    402. Bitterlaw says:

      Not sure what she was going to do if the eagle was pissed and came back at her and the baby. Still, she saved the goose.

    403. jason says:

      You can do the math on how many votes are left

      “As of 5:30 p.m. Thursday, there are still 8,700 Republican mail ballots that still need to be counted statewide, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State.

      At that time, only 0.08% separated candidates David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Mr. Oz led Mr. McCormick with 31.22% of the vote, or 417,679 votes. Mr. McCormick had 31.14% of the vote, or 416,557 votes.”

      Since then Oz gained 1017 votes and McCormick gained 1159. So that is 2176 votes representing 62% of the R vote. So that means about 3500 were counted.

      So on that basis 5200 remain. If McCormick gained 142 votes on Oz with 3500 counted, he stands to gain another 142 in the next batch of 3500 counted and roughly 70 votes in the remaining 1700.

      That would net him about 212 votes way short of what is needed.

      The math is not there. He should concede barring a tabulation error.

    404. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      It was only in the latter half of the 20th century the smallpox was brought under control through vaccination. It was an ugly, crippling disease. It appears smallpox vaccinations are effective against monkeypox, but it is still a potentially dangerous disease — particularly if it mutates.

    405. Wes says:

      Trafalgar has Kent up in WA-3. Of course these results are meaningless without a poll of the second round:

    406. DW says:

      412 – I am going to end up in prison, there is no way to avoid it.

      I have no hostility whatsoever to anyone regardless what they believe to be right. But I have my beliefs that are guided by the Bible, and I am going to hold to those beliefs even when they become illegal.

    407. DW says:

      Another ox drawn cart has arrived with stone tablets showing the chiseled results of more votes in PA. The lead for Oz has grown back to nearly 1000.

      Someone needs to remember to feed these oxen or they won’t be able to continue delivering results over the next few days.