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    Two New GA Primary Polls Has Kemp Leading By 14% and 30%

    Compared to the recent poll from Fox News, the local Fox affiliate Fox5 and Insider Advantage would have you believe David Perdue is surging against Brian Kemp although Kemp manages to stay about the important 50% threshold to avoid a runoff.

    GOVERNOR – GEORGIA – GOP PRIMARY (Fox News)
    Brian Kemp 52%
    David Perdue 38%
    Kandiss Taylor 6%
    Catherine Davis 1%

    This poll was done May 20-21 among 750 likely voters. That being said, RealClearPolitics is reporting a new poll from Landmark Communications which is more in line with the Fox News Poll and has Kemp reaching 60%.

    GOVERNOR – GEORGIA – GOP PRIMARY (Fox News)
    Brian Kemp 60%
    David Perdue 30%
    Kandiss Taylor 5%
    Catherine Davis 1%

    This poll was done May 22nd among 500 likely voters.

    Posted by Dave at 4:33 pm
    Filed under: General | Comments (693)

    693 Responses to “Two New GA Primary Polls Has Kemp Leading By 14% and 30%”

    1. mnw says:

      frist

    2. jason says:

      second fiddle

    3. jason says:

      Go Kandiss.

      Jesus, Guns and Babies, baby.

    4. Tgca says:

      Cuatro Bebe! Cuatro!

    5. Tgca says:

      Cinco Bebe! Cinco!

    6. jason says:

      Media docena, cabrones.

    7. Tgca says:

      409 from last thwed

      So perhaps me and my good friend Jadon can agree on some China issues even though we can’t agree on other issues he supports like:

      ABORTION

      Illegal immigration

      China slave labor

      New world order organizations proposed by Zelenskyy to override sovereignty of other countries

      Dr. Fow-Chee’s policies that violate civil rights and freedoms and empowers gubbermint to become socialistic and authoritarian

      Illegal invasion of Iraq.

    8. jason says:

      ABORTION – I oppose abortion. I think it should be legal in the first trimester.

      Illegal immigration – I oppose illegal immigration.

      China slave labor – I oppose slave labor anywhere

      New world order organizations proposed by Zelenskyy to override sovereignty of other countries – I oppose new world order. Zelensk’s position is being taken out of context.

      Dr. Fow-Chee’s policies that violate civil rights and freedoms and empowers gubbermint to become socialistic and authoritarian. – Except for Trump’s initial lockdown, I have opposed lockdowns, mandates and masks.

      Illegal invasion of Iraq – I approve of the necessary and legal invasion of Iraq.

      See, we don’t disagree on everything.

    9. Tgca says:

      My good friend Jadon who supports murdering babies and killing cute little animals to selfishly satisfy his palate and big belly can at least agree that if China continues its slave labor or aggressive domination of Asia and other parts of the world then we should start serious sanctions against them as we did with Russia, and if they threaten our significant strategic interests such as Taiwan, we go to war over it.

      Yes, they have NOOKYOOLER weapons but that alone should not deter us and we should take the same actions against them as we do with Russia.

      To allow China to continue its aggression without recourse but freak out and COWER and FEAR over a new Cold War with Russia is HYPOCRISY and very disproportionate.

    10. Tgca says:

      8

      I agree with my good friend Jadon who supports murdering babies and killing cute little animals to selfishly satisfy his palate and big belly that we don’t disagree on everything.

      We just disagree on the issues I outlined in post 7.

      That does not mean we could not agree to sit down fir a teachable moment and have a beer together even though I don’t drink alcohol.

      Perhaps we could sit down over some water and a vegan burger.

    11. Tgca says:

      415 from last thwed

      DW worried about going to prison because he holds to his Biblical beliefs even if it becomes illegal to have such beliefs.

      TG is worried about what will happen to DW when he goes to prison and his roommate is a 6’5 overly hirsute tattooed dude built like a linebacker named Bruiser with a 1,200 testosterone level.

    12. Wes says:

      Things keep getting worse for Madison Cawthorn. Republicans dodged a bullet by denying him renomination. He gives off serious Lee Terry vibes:

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2022/05/23/house-ethics-probes-madison-cawthorn-over-cryptocurrency-relationship.html

    13. mnw says:

      And there were people posting, “I hope he’ll be back some day!”

      Ditto for Barnutty: “She still has a good future ahead of her in politics!”

      To hell with THAT. Thanks for playing. Now get lost.

    14. Tgca says:

      I’m wondering if those in the GOP piling up on Cawthorn results from him not knowing his place and needing to be taught a lesson.

      I guess accusations of politicians doing drugs and orgies are an outrageous claim that offends his peers because we know that has not happened before in Congress. Just ask Ted Kennedy and his partying buddies in the 80s or DC Mayor Barry or almost FL Gubbernor Gillum or a host of other CongressCritters going back decades.

      Thank God Cawthorn did not make outrageous, unbelievable claims about CongressCritters inappropriate behavior with Congressional pages or bathroom stall foot tapping in airports or politicians using hookers. Those kind of inflammatory stories just can’t be tolerated by CongressCritters.

    15. Wes says:

      I don’t know what a cryptocurrency scam, DWLR, and intentionally taking a firearm into an airport have to do with accusing other lawmakers of orgies and cocaine parties, Tg.

      Enlighten me.

    16. Tina says:

      McCormick files lawsuit

      Count all ballots, without a date.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/IAPolls2022/status/1528875923269124096

    17. Tina says:

      InteractivePolls
      @IAPolls2022
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      Biden Job Approval (net: -21):
      Approve 34%
      Disapprove 55%

      Approve/Disapprove (net):

      Georgia – 30/59 (-29)
      Arizona – 32/59 (-27)
      Nevada – 32/59 (-27)
      Florida – 33/56 (-23)
      Wisconsin – 35/57 (-22)
      Pennsylvania – 34/55 (-21)

      By Civiqs / ?? 05/22
      https://civiqs.com/results/approve_president_biden?uncertainty=true&annotations=true&zoomIn=true

    18. Wes says:

      McCormick needs to give it up. This embarrassing.

    19. Meldrim says:

      Agreed regarding McCormick. If PA law says that absentee ballots must be hand-dated, then ballots that don’t meet such requirement should not be counted even if the mailing envelope had been post-marked with a date prior to the election. The law is the law. McCormick should desist from suing to have such ballots counted.

      But I don’t think that McCormick should concede the race right now. Were I his adviser, I would recommend that he announce that the election was very close–less than 1,000 votes, or 0.1% of the vote–and that, while it appeared that Dr. Oz defeated him narrowly, it was important to make sure that no mistakes were made in the count, so he would wait for the automatic recount and recanvassing and, once the final vote has been ascertained, would respect the voters’ judgment. I also would tell him to pledge to endorse and campaign for Dr. Oz if he ended up being the winner and urge all of the GOP candidates similarly to endorse and campaign for the winner.

    20. mnw says:

      In addition to luring Boeing from Chicago to VA, looks as if Youngkin may get the Commanders (aka Redskins) to move from MD to VA too.

      The NFL club has bought the land now, something the last 2 VA govs were unable to persuade the team to do.

    21. Wes says:

      It’s officially a CF for the GOP nomination for MI-Gov:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/CraigDMauger/status/1528880505269125121

    22. jason says:

      State Farm’s dive into wokeness short lived?

      “The insurance giant has now ended their partnership with The GenderCool Project according to an internal email reviewed by RedState Monday afternoon, and the company unequivocally states that conversations with children about gender and identity are not the business of the schools.

      State Farm’s support of philanthropic program, The GenderCool Project, has been the subject of news reports and customer inquiries….

      Conversations about gender and identity should happen at home with parents. We don’t support requiring curriculum in schools on this topic. We support organizations providing resources for parents to have these conversations. We will no longer support that program.”

    23. jason says:

      But I don’t think that McCormick should concede the race right now.”

      Why not? He doesn’t have the votes. He knows it. You know it.

      We all know the odds of reversing the count on an automatic recount are very slim, and in any case you don’t lose an election by conceding, the vote count still prevails.

      McCormick should concede now, with a caveat that he reserves the right to revoke it if the recount shows him the winner.

    24. jason says:

      I’m wondering if those in the GOP piling up on Cawthorn results from him not knowing his place and needing to be taught a lesson.”

      Bet on it.

      Cryptocurrency scandal? Zzzzz….. took gun to airport? Zzzzzz…..Sex tape…zzzzzzzz

    25. jason says:

      and killing cute little animals to selfishly satisfy his palate”

      That is a lie.

      I support harvesting big and ugly animals to selfishly satisfy my palate too.

    26. jason says:

      Cawthorne’s politics are not my politics, he is way too right wing for me. And probably the party is better off without him as a distraction from the real issues people should be voting on in November.

      I think the NC GOP campaign of dirty tricks and using Dem talking points against him is despicable. As Tgca points out, it seems the NC GOP establishment cannot deal with anybody that doesn’t conform to their “standards”, whatever those are.

      Both can be true.

    27. Tgca says:

      22

      Good to hear State Farm has ended this partnership with these vile perverts trying to indoctrinate kids with sexuality at a young age and purposely confusing them to try and question their gender which could have severe developmental problems.

      The damage you do to a young child by forcing onto them sexuality and gender questioning that otherwise they would not be introduced to at such a young age is not much different then the damage you do to a child by coaxing them into physical sexual acts at a young age. They both impact the innocence of a child and introduce them to experimentation and behaving in a manner not age appropriate.

      This is what I was discussing the other day. The gay agenda supported by a large percentage of gays is trying to destroy societal concepts of family and marriage. They were not content with getting marriage and related rights, they literally want to try and force and coerce people into their preferred lifestyle to normalize their behavior.

      This sickens me to the core. I have actually stopped associating with certain gay people because they believe in these radical dangerous policies of exposing children to what they claim is critical thinking about themselves and their bodies.

      So I’m glad State Farm distanced itself from these perverts!

      I was about to bankrupt State Farm by canceling my auto and home insurance.

      I guess I put the fear in them when they got wind of that.

    28. jason says:

      So I’m glad State Farm distanced itself from these perverts!

      I was about to bankrupt State Farm by canceling my auto and home insurance.

      I guess I put the fear in them when they got wind of that”

      Seems like they got the message:

      “According to State Farm agents who spoke with RedState on condition of anonymity, the vast majority of agents do not agree with the partnership that Soto entered into. They stated that Soto is a mid-to-lower level employee in Florida, far from the corporation’s headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois, and is at least four levels down the organization chart from Victor Terry, State Farm’s Chief Diversity Officer.

      An internal investigation on how this partnership even came to be is no doubt underway.”

    29. Tgca says:

      26

      Agree. I think Cawthorn was naive and immature and needed some serious mentoring and growing up but the fact that his own state GOP senator worked with a pac that spent hundreds of thousands to unseat him, and then filed ethics complaints against him in the House is despicable and in my view an attempt to destroy him politically.

      I hope the same happens to Tillis at some point because I think he is pure scum in my book for doing this. This is why people don’t trust politicians and think they’re underhanded and corrupt.

      I think Cawthorn should use all his resources to attack Tillis and put him on the defensive. Tillis reminds me of a Romney.

    30. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10847419/Royal-Navy-escort-ships-carrying-Ukrainian-grain-Black-Sea.html

      At least the UK has a real leader willing to consider telling Putin to F off.

    31. Tgca says:

      I know SDC will proclaim he doesn’t know any gays in his liberal Caleefawnyuh that believes in indoctrinating kids but this has been something I’ve been complaining and debating with people for years that is pushed throughout liberal states.

      The gay agenda has been trying to introduce this type of indoctrination through school and legislation on kids for at least a decade now.

      I remember a local kindergarten teacher in a nearby town where I lived in Silicon Valley was suspended for trying to confuse kids on their gender and telling them they may change what gender they want to marry when they grow up.

      This is purposeful damaging behavior to confuse kids and push them into experimentation.

      We have enough gay kids messed up without pushing others into it as well.

    32. jason says:

      Be careful Bitter, the Putin Appeasers will accuse Boris of “escalating”.

      Doesn’t he know Putin has nukes?

    33. jason says:

      SDC never said anything here about favoring indoctrination of small children.

    34. Wes says:

      Of course in this circle jerk Tgca and Jason have going for Madison Cawthorn, they fail to acknowledge Cawthorn put himself in the position of having his multiple faux pas come back to bite him.

      If Cawthorn had acted maturely like every other GOP Congressman from NC–including Ted Budd, who won the Senate nomination in a landslide–then he wouldn’t have had a target on his back.

      I’m sorry, but I have no sympathy for politicians who think their stupid mistakes in their personal and professional lives can’t hurt them politically.

      Had Cawthorn not acted like a frat boy, the NCGOP wouldn’t have targeted him. Instead, he decided to act like former Nebraska Congressman Lee Terry and lost his seat.

      Too bad for him. Now he’s an example of how not to have longevity in Congress.

    35. Tgca says:

      24

      Agree on cryptocurrency.

      We know many CongressCritters from both parties have been skirting insider trading rules for decades. It’s hard to prove it though. I want to see actual facts that it was real insider trading.

      …and there was NO sex tape. It was a silly wild jumping romping his friend in a bed as the guy was laughing and trying to hide under the covers and others in the room laughing and filming it. It was typical male sophomoric childish behavior similar to “mooning” folks or “exposing” yourself to friends as a prank.

    36. Tgca says:

      34

      So Wes agrees that a sitting so-called conservative senator should use his power and pacs to remove a conservative CongressCritter from his own state because he doesn’t like the way he behaves?

      I guess then you can justify Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and Romney for wanting to remove Trump because they don’t like his behavior either, right?

    37. jason says:

      Heh, I predicted the AFL-CIO conservatives here had zero to fear from the Biden Administration, the unions own Biden just like they owned Trump.

      “Some officials have grown frustrated that U.S. trade relations with China are still defined by policies set by President Donald Trump, including tariffs imposed on more than $360 billion of products and trade commitments made during a deal the United States and China signed in early 2020.

      Concerns about the United States’ economic approach to China have taken on new urgency amid rapid inflation. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and other officials have argued that the full suite of tariffs served little strategic purpose and could be at least partly lifted to ease the financial burden on companies and consumers.

      But those ideas have met pushback from other senior administration officials, such as some top White House aides, the U.S. trade representative and labor groups. They argue that removing the tariffs — which were put in place to punish China over its economic practices — would constitute unilateral disarmament given that Beijing has yet to address many of the policies that prompted the measures in the first place. With the midterm elections looming, some administration officials are worried that removing tariffs would make Democrats vulnerable to political attacks, according to interviews with more than a dozen current and former officials.

      The business community is also losing patience with the absence of a clear trade strategy nearly a year and a half into Biden’s presidency. Executives have complained about a lack of clarity, which they say has made it difficult to determine whether to continue investing in China, a critical market.”

    38. jason says:

      If Cawthorn had acted maturely like every other GOP Congressman”

      Geezus… act maturely? That’s their standard for conspiring against someone in their own party?

    39. jason says:

      the NCGOP wouldn’t have targeted him”

      So wes admits he was “targeted”?

      I agree that is what they did.

    40. Tgca says:

      33

      I did not say SDC supports indoctrination of children himself. I mocked SDC because he runs in circles with liberal gays and tries to defend their agenda and claim San Diego gays are different than gays in San Francisco and other liberal cities when that is nonsense.

      The gays in San Diego are just as left and looney and promiscuous and substance abusers as the gays in other large cities as proven out by statistics I recently provided, including on HIV infection and STDs and the policies they support.

    41. jason says:

      Before some idiot says Trump was not funded by unions like Biden was, by “owned” I mean he agrees with them philosophically and shares their hatred of free trade and free markets.

    42. jason says:

      I mocked SDC because he runs in circles with liberal gays”

      You know this for a fact?

    43. Tgca says:

      The Tillis pac spent $300K targeting him and now Tillis has urged a House ethics investigation of him on cryptocurrency.

      This is meant to destroy him politically. You don’t do this to someone in your own party. This is right out of Cheney-Kinzinger-Romney playbook.

      I hope it backfires on Tillis and he gets primaried in his next run a few years out.

    44. jason says:

      Attention all GOP officeholders.

      Act “maturely” or the long knives of the establishment Rs are coming for you.

    45. jason says:

      Tillis is an ass.

      Some many things he can worry about in the country right now, and he is obsessed with some vendetta against someone in his own party.

      Tillis’ PAC should be spending money to defeat Democrats, not Republicans.

    46. Tgca says:

      42

      Well, SDC in the past claims he lives in a lefty neighborhood and refers to his gay friends and local politicians so it is a deduction.

      But I could be wrong. Maybe SDC and all his gay friends are rightwingers that just live in a lefty neighborhood.

      I’ve never seen that in any city I lived or been in with gayborhoods, but who knows?

    47. Tgca says:

      I’m glad me and my good friend Jadon can agree on something lately.

      Now if only I can get him to join me at BurgerFi for a Beyond Burger

    48. jason says:

      The fact Tillis is still devoting time and energy to go after Cawthorne even after he already lost the primary shows I was right on election night when I said this was dirty politics.

    49. Tgca says:

      Seriously, there is a large contingent of gays and supporters who believe pushing the gay agenda in schooling will change views over time. This has been going on for some time now and why we see much more acceptance and fads of gays in school age folks today.

      I left Caleefawnyuh over a decade ago and they were pushing changing books used in school to show two mommies and daddies and so on back then to kindergarten level kids. It was pushed by local and state politicians.

      These are coordinated activist strategies and not the whim of a few crazies. Most gays buy into this strategy because they think it will help normalize acceptance of gays and the gay lifestyle itself which is not traditionally the same as family lifestyles.

      I don’t believe in messing with kids’ heads at a young age. Introduction to sexuality and lifestyle should be age appropriate.

    50. Tgca says:

      48

      Agreed!

      I think this is meant to destroy Cawthorn politically for good.

      I do not understand why a senator is putting forth so much energy against a House member of his own party.

    51. GF says:

      Tillis observed Cawthorn’s raw ambition, and probably surmised (I think correctly) that he was looking towards a primary challenge in 2026. Thus, he had to take the opportunity now to remove that threat. From Tillis’ perspective, it was totally the correct move. For the rest of the party, it had the bonus is removing an embarrassment who had the potential to harm other GOP candidates in the Fall once his pump and dump scheme hit the airwaves in D ads.

      Tillis is a jerk, and Cawthorn’s a shady operator (and likely worse); both can be true.

    52. NYCmike says:

      “At least the UK has a real leader willing to consider telling Putin to F off.”

      -Hmmmm, I thought it didn’t matter who our President was……..

    53. NYCmike says:

      I don’t find Tillis actions to be that terrible, in fact, it is pretty smart.

      If there is so much dirt to shine a light on, the primary is where it should come out. Don’t allow the damaged candidate to get through the primary and then have the Dems take advantage of it.

      Cawthorn either should have put it all out there himself in the past year to get ahead of the game, and hire people to try to help him get through it, but he wasn’t honest about it.

    54. mnw says:

      NYC

      I’m pi**ed & I have issues!

    55. NYCmike says:

      “Before some idiot says Trump was not funded by unions like Biden was, by “owned” I mean he agrees with them philosophically and shares their hatred of free trade and free markets.”

      -B*llsh*t.

      Not once did he fight exclusively for union labor. He fought for jobs, non-union and union.

      AND, he also fought for fair free-trade agreements, where both sides would have equal access after decades of the United States being taken advantage of and giving smaller, less affluent countries better terms.

    56. NYCmike says:

      You’re only down 1, get back in the ring!

    57. NYCmike says:

      Oops, should have checked first!

      Dang Kadri!

    58. Tgca says:

      53

      So Trump should have done the same then or let Cheney, Kinzinger, and Romney work against him because they did not like his behavior.

      I see no difference in what Tillis did to Cawthorn the Never Trumpers did to Trump. Raise money to try and I seat him. They went all out to harm someone in their own party simply because they don’t like his behavior.

    59. Tgca says:

      58

      Unseat Trump not I seat Trump.

    60. NYCmike says:

      #58 – NeverTrumpers lied about the Russia hoax just like the MSM.

      Tillis exposed things that Cawthorn was involved in.

      YUGE difference.

    61. NYCmike says:

      Here’s the chance! Power Play!

    62. NYCmike says:

      Cheers!

      Goodnight.

    63. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Here is someone’s response to a AI tech job interview:

      “Hullo. I’ve recently been released from jail, where I spent five years for persistently defaming tech leaders.”

      “What?!!”

      “Just seeing if you were paying attention.”

      No, I wouldn’t be a great interviewee. Still, this tool — because every technology must categorize — offers insights into three different areas: job-related terms, most-used words and talking points.

      Oddly, my answer above gave Google’s AI not a single shudder. In fact, the tool told me it had detected no talking points in it.

      It also told me I’d used no job-related terms. It appears neither “tech” nor “leaders” are in any way related to a job in data analysis.”

    64. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I generally don’t respond to the tofu zany, but I need to remind him that I indicated I did not live in San Diego’s major gay community, but in a more politically moderate nearby community that has a record of occasionally voting Republican in the past (but Trump did very poorly). It was in the coastal city council district of former Republican Mayor Kevin Falconer. Maybe, at one time maybe 15-20% gay, and falling as it gentrifies. A lot of military and young urban types, mixed in with very expensive new condos. It is actually pretty vibrant. But not as nice as Bitter’s future new home across the bay in Coronado.

    65. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Madison Cawthorn is my Congressman. I reluctantly did not vote for him in last week’s primary because I felt that he needed to take his job more seriously than he has. His behavior since elected to Congress has been “Animal House”-like!
      He has great potential and should consider returning to politics when he matures.

      I am embarrassed that my two Senators are Richard Burr and Tom Tillis.
      Burr is gone in January and Ted Budd is more my cup of tea. In my opinion, Burr will be remembered for the following: (1) using inside information to enrich himself and his family,(2) allowing a Democrat, Mark Warner(VA), to run the Senate Trump investigation in a Committee chaired by Burr,(3) voted for conviction in Trump Impeachment #2 without ever explaining why, and(4) never wearing socks. WHAT A GUY!!!
      Like Toomey in PA, Tillis is a snake in the grass. He is 100% GOP(e). In his last campaign, Tillis ran as being tough on illegal immigration and then, once reelected, he became John McCain-like on the issue. His vendetta against a 25 year old wheelchair-bound Representative in his own State has been beyond the pale!

    66. Tgca says:

      The president of the Gays for Zelenskyy fan club now claims his URBAN area is moderate but they didn’t vote for Trump and he did very poorly there. Yep! That URBAN area that’s VERY VIBRANT sounds “moderate” to me.

      I bet they still have signs in the restaurant windows requiring vax papers to eat there next to the jar of free condoms.

      Such a MODERATE VIBRANT URBAN area that Trump did poorly in that conservatives would kill to live in.

      …and they have EXPENSIVE condos too…just like in the MODERATE VIBRANT URBAN Philly where Trump also did poorly.

    67. Tgca says:

      Thix Theven!

      Thix Theven I thay.

    68. Tgca says:

      Told you so.

      Americans are becoming less supportive of punishing Russia for launching its invasion of Ukraine if it comes at the expense of the U.S. economy, a sign of rising anxiety over inflation and other challenges, according to a new poll.

      It doesn’t mean Americans don’t care but it does mean we need to get our priorities straight. Our economy vs a regional war that has no US direct strategic interests.

      https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/ap-poll-russia-ukraine-war/2022/05/24/id/1071197/

    69. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Losing Ukrainian agriculture is creating a world food crisis:

      “David Beasley, from the World Food Programme (WFP), does not pull his punches. His suggestion that Russia is deliberately blocking food exports from Odesa is something that Moscow denies, but it is undoubtedly the case that millions on tonnes of grain is stuck, waiting to be shipped around the world.

      Ukraine is often called the breadbasket of Europe, but in reality it is actually the developing world that is sustained by the fertile black soil of the south of this vast land.

      The WFP is responsible for feeding some of the world’s poorest people; it is a task they are finding increasingly difficult. They have tried bringing diplomatic and moral pressure to bear, but have had no luck in changing Russia’s position.

      A solution to the problem may come from a somewhat unlikely source. Lithuania’s foreign minister is proposing a flotilla of ships to break the blockade of Odesa, with their security guaranteed by the countries who most need the grain.

      This could mean that it was not Nato members but, for example, nations like Egypt who would take the lead.”

    70. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      68. You missed the survey findings quote from the poll

      “The poll shows wide majorities of U.S. adults continue to favor imposing sanctions on Russia, banning oil imported from Russia and providing weapons to Ukraine. And most U.S. adults continue to say the U.S. should have a role in the war between Russia and Ukraine: 32% say the U.S. should have a major role in the conflict, while 49% say it should have a minor role.”

    71. jason says:

      “Losing Ukrainian agriculture is creating a world food crisis”

      But remember, Putin is not a threat to anybody.

    72. jason says:

      AND, he also fought for fair free-trade agreements,”

      LOL

    73. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Here are the results from the recently released Monmouth Poll:

      “America’s support for Ukraine remains steadfast even in the face of economic concerns at home,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

      The poll also finds more than 3 in 4 Americans (77%) support sending weapons to Ukraine. This support is higher among Democrats (88%) than it is among Republicans (77%) or independents (70%). About 2 in 3 Americans (66%) support sending U.S. troops to support our European allies as a deterrent to keep Russia from invading those countries, which is similar to the 69% support recorded two months ago. On the military presence question, Democrats (78%) are more supportive than Republicans (65%) and independents (59%).

      Just over 6 in 10 Americans are concerned that the conflict will lead to the use of nuclear weapons, including 21% who are very worried about this and 42% who are somewhat worried. The combined number (63%) who are worried about the possibility of a nuclear war is a few points lower than it was in March (69%). Concern on the nuclear question has dropped among Republicans (from 72% in March to 59%) and independents (from 65% to 57%) but has risen among Democrats (from 71% to 79%)

      Public opinion is slightly negative on President Joe Biden’s handling of the Ukraine situation. Currently 43% approve – which is down from 46% two months ago – and 50% disapprove – which is up from 48% in March. Despite bipartisan support on the sanctions imposed by his administration, just 12% of Republicans give Biden a positive rating for his overall handling of the crisis, compared to 78% of Democrats who approve.

      In other poll results, few Americans (5%) say that Russia’s actions in Ukraine are justified, while 90% say they are not justified. In March, 7% felt the Russians were justified.”

    74. jason says:

      Tillis exposed things that Cawthorn was involved in.”

      Really? Like an old “sex” tape?

      You think that is what a US senator and the NC GOP should be “exposing” and spending money on?

    75. jason says:

      “His vendetta against a 25 year old wheelchair-bound Representative in his own State has been beyond the pale!”

      And Tillis by not being happy that Cawthorn lost the primary and wants to embark on some “Crytocurrency investigation” shows how truly petty and is. As Sheep describes, “a snake in the grass”.

    76. jason says:

      Tillis is a jerk, and Cawthorn’s a shady operator (and likely worse); both can be true.”

      Possibly GF, but we know for certain Tilli is a jerk. Whether Cawthorn is “shady” has yet to be determined.

    77. jason says:

      It doesn’t mean Americans don’t care but it does mean we need to get our priorities straight. Our economy vs a regional war that has no US direct strategic interests.”

      BS. That is not the choice, but of course Putin’s Lap Dog wants to pretend it is.

      We are spending $1.5 trillion on domestic infrastructure and $40 billion on Ukraine. Is the $1.5 trillion helping “our priorities”?

      The idea that if we don’t spend money on Ukraine it will fix our domestic issues is Putin propaganda only Tgca can possibly believe in.

      “Regional war”… right. When food and energy shortages and prices are escalating all over the world, financial markets are tanking…. real regional…

    78. jason says:

      Every time I read NYC’s recurring comment that by imposing blanket tariffs and engaging in stupid trade wars against most of our trading partners Trump was really fighting for “free trade” I always think of the old joke “f–king for virginity”.

      But remember, NYC claimed to be “against tariffs”. He became pro-tariff when Trump implemented them because Trump’s tariffs were better and different from all the previous tariffs.

      Rumor is that NYC went into a bathroom stall after Trump once and then claimed Trump’s crap smelled like roses, but that has not been confirmed.

    79. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Cawthorn was doing a bit too many questionable things. It is a sad, he really needed an experienced older mentor as a chief of staff to guide him:

      “A campaign payment to Smith “submitted in Cawthorn’s FEC filing and attached to the complaint gives Cawthorn’s Hendersonville North Carolina house as Smith’s home address and DailyMail.com has separately verified that Smith is indeed registered as living there.

      In addition to this living arrangement the filing claims that, ‘various social media postings by them indicate a personal relationship between them, separate and apart from the professional relationship of employer and employee.’

      In fact, according to the ethics complaint, Smith’s relationship with Cawthorn is so close that the younger man joined Cawthorn on his honeymoon to Dubai in April 2021”

    80. DW says:

      “Losing Ukrainian agriculture is creating a world food crisis”

      But remember, Putin is not a threat to anybody.

      –mischief, just mischief. From Dictionary.com:

      mischief:

      -conduct or activity that playfully causes petty annoyance.
      -a tendency or disposition to tease, vex, or annoy.
      -a vexatious or annoying action.
      -harm or trouble, especially as a result of an agent or cause.

      –Yeah that describes Putin alright.

    81. Bitterlaw says:

      In PA, true conservative Dave McCormick has filed suit to force all mail in ballots to be counted if undated or unsigned. He says the post mark is enough. Democrats should thank him for validating their arguments that are contrary to explicit state law.

    82. jason says:

      I guess CDM was too ashamed to come back here after describing Putin as just “mischievous”.

    83. jason says:

      McCormick’s character is coming to light. I was sort of zen on who won this race, I favored Oz because I viewed him as slightly more likely to win the GE. Now that McCormick is revealing himself to be just another ass who believes the ends justify the means.

      By validating the Dems fraudulent election scheme in PA, McCormick is damaging the chances of every R candidate in the state. But he thinks its worth it if it gives him a few more votes, although not enough to win.

    84. Robbie says:

      Jeb Bush
      @JebBush
      Florida has emerged from the pandemic as a national model of personal freedom, economic growth, environmental protection & education excellence. The Beltway crowd may not like @GovRonDeSantis’ style, it’s his record that will become his legacy.

      https://t.co/c4NMkE3YwQ

      – Well, I guess Jason fraud and the rest of the Trumpers will always be against DeSantis now that Jeb Bush is singing his praises.

    85. Wes says:

      jason says:
      May 23, 2022 at 9:52 pm
      Tillis is an ass.

      Some many things he can worry about in the country right now, and he is obsessed with some vendetta against someone in his own party.

      Tillis’ PAC should be spending money to defeat Democrats, not Republicans.

      Jason, I’m guessing you haven’t noticed this is May rather than October. This is exactly the time when there’s intraparty spending to weed out the weaker candidates before the election. What Tillis did is no different from what literally every other politician, Republican or Democrat, has done.

      You and Tg in your weird attempts to defend Cawthorn are overlooking the fact that Cawthorn did all the things Tillis and Edwards used against him.

      God forbid Cawthorn’s political opponents should put out information about questionable things he’s done in an attempt to get voters to reject him. That’s never happened before in human history. It’s unconscionable. It’s the most appalling thing ever.

      Now that I’ve gotten the hyperbole out of the way, Cawthorn made himself an embarrassment and caused Republicans to back a stronger candidate who wouldn’t act like an ass in public. That’s his own fault. Attempts by you and Tg to excuse away his actions are just a smokescreen and an attempt to pretend Cawthorn was a victim when really he was just a self-important jackass whose voters were tired of his antics.

      Chuck Edwards has a 95% ACU rating in the Legislature, so it’s not as if the next Congressman will be some kind of untrustworthy RINO. This actually makes him an improvement over Cawthorn, though apparently you’re going to be bitter the rest of your life to know Republicans because of Cawthorn’s public antics did something did something politicians have done for millennia and used his personal baggage against him.

      How appalling.

    86. jason says:

      Damm, Jeb disagrees with Amoral Scumbag that DeSantis is a Trump clone, a bum and a clown?

      Who knew?

    87. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 24, 2022 at 10:00 am
      I favored Oz because I viewed him as slightly more likely to win the GE.

      – You favored Oz because that’s who Trump endorsed. If he had endorsed Barnette, you’d have backed her. If he had endorsed McCormick, you’d have endorsed him.

      Oz is a pro-abortion, pro-Fauci, and pro-mask phony so of course he was perfect candidate for Trump to endorse and for all of his followers (supposedly concerned with conservatism) to support.

    88. jason says:

      Great ally you have there Dave….as they say, politics makes strange bedfellows.

      “Big Dem election fixer Marc Elias, who ran 2016+ Russia collusion hoax & 2020 election destabilization effort (& tons of attempts to overturn elections), says McCormick is following his lead on how to qualify mail-in ballots that don’t comply with PA law”

    89. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “State Farm insurance company is encouraging employees to donate books on transgenderism to local schools and libraries in Florida and elsewhere around the country.”

      Thankfully, they are not my insurance carrier. Hopefully geckos avoid politics.

    90. Wes says:

      I think McCormick needs to accept defeat under the rules as stated and concede to Oz. He should stop with the ridiculous legal challenge and accept the fact that Oz edged him out.

      This is helping no one.

    91. jason says:

      You favored Oz because that’s who Trump endorsed. If he had endorsed Barnette, you’d have backed her. If he had endorsed McCormick, you’d have endorsed him.”

      BS, I favored Oz here BEFORE Trump endorsed him.

      If this was true, why did I favor Timken in OH instead of Vance. Why did I favor Britt in AL instead of Brooks?

      GFY. You have the moral compass of a floating turd.

    92. jason says:

      Oz is a pro-abortion, pro-Fauci, and pro-mask phony so of course he was perfect candidate for Trump to endorse”

      Does this make sense to anyone except Amoral Scumbag?

      That Trump picked Oz because he is “pro-abortion, pro-Fauci and pro-mask”.

      TDS is one hell of a mental disorder, I tell you.

    93. jason says:

      Chuck Edwards has a 95% ACU rating in the Legislature, so it’s not as if the next Congressman will be some kind of untrustworthy RINO.”

      If I lived in the district I would have supported him.

      That is not the issue. I am sure I am much more aligned with Edwards that with Cawthorn ideologically.

      At the same time, I think what the NC Gop and Tillis did was dirty politics, personal vendettas and ethically despicable. It looks like Sheep, who actually lives there, agrees. I think Tillis should be ashamed of himself and should start thinking of the country as a US senator instead of devoting time and money trying to unseat congressmen from his own party.

      You disagree. So be it.

    94. Bitterlaw says:

      Dr. Oz’s campaign ads specifically stated that he would fire Fauci.

    95. jason says:

      SDC, State Farm has revoked their support for this program and disavowed it as an effort by a low level employee.

      As such, I would give them a pass if they acknowledge the mistake (with a little help from a lot of pissed off agents that were going to have to explain this policy to their clients).

    96. Wes says:

      Steeple also agrees Cawthorn acted more like a first boy than a Congressman and brought defeat on himself. You conveniently overlooked that part of his post, Jason.

    97. Wes says:

      Sheeple*

    98. jason says:

      Steeple also agrees Cawthorn acted more like a first boy than a Congressman and brought defeat on himself. You conveniently overlooked that part of his post, Jason.”

      Let the voters decide how much they think Cawthorn’s antics disqualify him representing them without any dirty tricks and intervention by the state party or US Senator.

      Personally, I don’t think bringing a gun to the airport or the “sex” tape or whatever else was so egregious about Cawthorn’s behavior disqualify him.

      I would have supported his opponent because I didn’t agree with some of his positions.

    99. jason says:

      I agree with these two statements by Sheep.

      “He has great potential and should consider returning to politics when he matures”

      “Like Toomey in PA, Tillis is a snake in the grass. H His vendetta against a 25 year old wheelchair-bound Representative in his own State has been beyond the pale!”

    100. jason says:

      wes, basically I don’t care what Edwards said about Cawthorn in the campaign, he was free to attack him as he pleased. Frat boy, whatever. Everything he wanted to attack Cawthorn on was fair game as long as it came from his campaign.

      What I oppose is what I deem to be unwarranted intervention by the NC GOP and Tillis in a race where they should have been neutral and let the voters decide. They decided they had to have Cawthorn defeated and to do that spent money running ads against him and releasing old sex tapes to damage him.

      Cawthorn only lost by about 1500 votes. No doubt it was the NC GOP and Tillis’ intervention that made the difference. I think that is wrong.

    101. Phil says:

      Tillis and Burr are both asses, Wes. Budd has to be an improvement over both. Low bar. Burr is the worst. When he was committee chair he turned the committee over to Warner with Russia Russia Russia….and of course, topped it off by giving the finger to his constituents with his impeachment vote on his way out. As far as Cawthorn, sure, he did it to himself. Still, both NC Republican morphed into DC swamp creatures.

    102. jason says:

      Dr. Oz’s campaign ads specifically stated that he would fire Fauci.”

      Looks like Amoral Scumbag already has his talking points to start trashing the R who is actually on the ballot.

      Like I predicted, Amoral Scumbag to support Fetterman as the greatest candidate since, hmmm, Biden.

      What a surprise!

    103. Wes says:

      Right, Jason.

      No state party has ever intervened to take out a problematic Congressman before. Just ask former Congressman John Tierney (D-MA) if state parties wouldn’t rather take out weak incumbents in primaries rather than eventually lose general elections with them.

      For comparison’s sake, NE Republicans overlooked what Lee Terry was doing for years till Brad Ashford beat him for reelection–in 2014 of all years. This isn’t a gentlemanly game of parcheesi.

      Of course I like how you defend the fact that Cawthorn didn’t think the law applied to him on the issues of driving with a revoked license and carrying a gun into an airport when you–rightly–lambasted Roy Moore as a lawbreaker when Moore unilaterally decided the law didn’t apply to him and made himself such a weak candidate for office he was in a dogfight with a far-left Democrat in a Senate race in the Deep South even before the pedophilia allegations came out.

    104. Wes says:

      I don’t disagree with you, Phil, but Tillis wouldn’t have had anything to use against Cawthorn if not for Cawthorn’s own actions. Forgive me for having no sympathy for him because of his own actions.

    105. jason says:

      CONFIRMED: RNC official tells @townhallcom
      the @GOP
      is opposing David McCormick’s lawsuit against PA election officials and is against allowing undated ballots to be counted in the primary”

      This is the kind of thing the state GOP should be involved in, not “taking out problematic congressmen”

    106. jason says:

      Tillis wouldn’t have had anything to use against Cawthorn”

      Zzzzz…. so Tillis was “forced” to act like a scumbag ass?

      Puhhhleeeze…

    107. jason says:

      Of course I like how you defend the fact that Cawthorn didn’t think the law applied to him on the issues of driving with a revoked license and carrying a gun into an airport”

      Where did I “defend” breaking the law? Never said that.

      What I said was I don’t think that disqualified Cawthorn from the House and in any case it was up to his constituents to decide, not up to Tillis and the state GOP.

      Finally comparing driving with a revoked license to what Moore did that got him twice kicked off the Alabama Supreme Court is ridiculous.

    108. jason says:

      No state party has ever intervened to take out a problematic Congressman before.”

      Maybe it was wrong then too. I don’t know the circumstances, maybe it was a more egregious situation.

      All I know it is it was certainly wrong here.

    109. Wes says:

      That’s braindead analysis you’re giving from someone who has no clue what he’s talking about, Jason.

      You’re a liar for one thing. Show me where I said Tillis was forced to say anything.

      What I actually said was that Tillis would have had nothing to use against Cawthorn if Cawthorn hadn’t given him ammunition. I clearly stated that.

      Whether Tillis had a personal vendetta against Cawthorn or not is irrelevant. He would have had nothing to use against Cawthorn if not for Cawthorn’s personal actions.

      I’m sorry that’s too profound a concept for you to process.

    110. Wes says:

      Ah, I see, Jason. Driving with a revoked license and carrying a gun into an airport–both illegal acts–are fine to do so long as a freshman Congressman who clearly thinks the law doesn’t apply to him does them.

      I wonder what Cawthorn’s constituents thought about that.

      Oh, wait. They rejected him, so obviously they didn’t take too kindly to his antics.

    111. jason says:

      You’re a liar for one thing. Show me where I said Tillis was forced to say anything.”

      This from someone who wrote:

      “Of course I like how you defend the fact that Cawthorn didn’t think the law applied to him on the issues of driving with a revoked license and carrying a gun into an airport”

      I love it here.

    112. jason says:

      Oh, wait. They rejected him, so obviously they didn’t take too kindly to his antics.”

      He lost by 1500 votes. Had it not been for the sordid and despicalbe intervention by the state GOP and Tillis he would have won.

      Not sure sure how badly they were “rejecting his antics”.

    113. jason says:

      Ah, I see, Jason. Driving with a revoked license and carrying a gun into an airport–both illegal acts–are fine to do”

      Yet wes calls me a liar…

    114. Wes says:

      Did you not type this, Jason, or was it your evil twin?

      took gun to airport? Zzzzzz…

      That looks like a casual dismissal of an illegal act committed by Rep. Cawthorn to me.

      You do know, I hope, your posts don’t disappear as the thread goes along.

    115. jason says:

      Whether Tillis had a personal vendetta against Cawthorn or not is irrelevant”

      That is where we disagree. If he had a personal vendetta but let the voters decided, fine.

      A personal vendetta and spending money to dredge up dirt and old sex tapes to defeat a sitting congressman – no.

    116. Wes says:

      Cawthorn was a sitting Congressman who couldn’t even muster 32% of the vote in a primary composes mostly of unknowns. In other words, over 68% of his constituents wanted someone else. Luckily enough of those 68% coalesced around one candidate.

      That’s the definition of rejection by voters no matter how you look at it.

    117. Tina says:

      Quittens niece comes out against Mcchinanicks dirty trick. Btw, he is doing what Elias will do later on.

      Ronna McDaniel
      @GOPChairwoman
      ·
      2h
      Pennsylvania law is clear: undated absentee ballots may not be counted. Changing the rules while votes are being counted undermines the integrity of our elections and sets a terrible precedent for future elections. (2/2)
      87
      88
      356
      Show this thread
      The Reckoning ? Retweeted

      Ronna McDaniel
      @GOPChairwoman
      ·
      2h
      Both Republican candidates in Pennsylvania would be fantastic Senators.

      The RNC is committed to election integrity and election laws must be followed. We’re intervening in a Pennsylvania legal battle alongside the
      @PAGOP
      to ensure just that. (1/2)

    118. jason says:

      took gun to airport? Zzzzzz…

      That looks like a casual dismissal of an illegal act committed by Rep. Cawthorn to me.”

      How about the context, wes? The context was whether I thought these were acts that disqualified him from congress.

      That is where the zzzzzz came in.

      I never said what you dishonestly claimed I said:

      “Driving with a revoked license and carrying a gun into an airport–both illegal acts–are fine to do”

    119. jason says:

      Mcchinanicks”

      I love it.

    120. Wes says:

      I did put it in context, Jason. You dismissed what Cawthorn did. His voters took the opposite view. I’m sorry you’re getting your little pink thong in a wad because Cawthorn disqualified himself from renomination.

    121. Wes says:

      Mcchinanicks

      Um, Tina, did you fall asleep on your keyboard while typing this?

    122. Tina says:

      Blake. Asters takes lead for az senate, per breitbart

    123. jason says:

      Cawthorn was a sitting Congressman who couldn’t even muster 32% of the vote in a primary composes mostly of unknowns. In other words, over 68% of his constituents wanted someone else. Luckily enough of those 68% coalesced around one candidate.

      That’s the definition of rejection by voters no matter how you look at it.”

      I see. So Edwards got 33% of the vote, 67% wanted someone else.

      Damm, that is the definition of rejection by voters no matter how you look at it!

    124. Tgca says:

      70

      The president of the Gay for Zelenskyy Fan Club evidently has reading comprehension when spewing his propaganda.

      I noted that Americans had concerns about Ukraine but, as I previously noted, it pales in comparison to their worries about current domestic issues impacting their pockets. Just like Americans had concerns for South Africa back in the days of apartheid, it is not a top priority of most Americans.

      You’re too busy on your knees worshipping Zelenskyy that you missed both my point and the point of the article posted dumbass!

    125. Tina says:

      Now, let’s see if somebody who I won’t name thst is a “leader” in the senate calls out Mcchinanick

    126. jason says:

      You dismissed what Cawthorn did”

      No, I said it did not disqualify him for congress and in any case the voters should decide.

      Without intervention by the scumbags in the NC GOP and Tillis.

    127. Tina says:

      InteractivePolls
      @IAPolls2022
      ·
      37m
      56% of Americans say they are ‘getting worse’ financially, Highest Percentage on record: Harvard Caps/Harris Poll

      Financial Situation Getting Worse Trends:
      April 2022: 48%
      May 2022: 56%

      1,963 RV / 05/18-05/19
      https://thehill.com/news/campaign/3499302-majority-of-americans-say-they-are-getting-worse-financially-poll/

    128. Wes says:

      Not quite, Jason, for two reasons:

      1) The law says the threshold to avoid a runoff is 30%, which Edwards cleared.

      2) Edwards was running against a sitting Congressman who had previously won with 65% of the vote yet still got enough votes to win.

      An office holder who can’t get even a third of the vote or run ahead of a largely unknown challenger who didn’t even break out of the pack till the final two months of the campaign is clearly one voters have rejected.

    129. jason says:

      I noted that Americans had concerns about Ukraine but, as I previously noted, it pales in comparison to their worries about current domestic issues impacting their pockets. Just like Americans had concerns for South Africa back in the days of apartheid, it is not a top priority of most Americans.”

      BS. SDC correctly noted that you cherry picked the data to come up with some conclusion that supported your pro-Russian narrative.

      As SDC pointed out, the vast percentage of Americans strongly support Ukraine and Zelensky despite their domestic concerns, the idea that they are exclusive is unmitigated horse crap.

      SDC called you on your dishonest interpretation of the poll.

      No free lunch.

    130. Wes says:

      The voters did decide, Jason. 68% wanted someone else. Almost half of that 68% went with the candidate who actually won.

      Voters rejected Cawthorn. They chose Edwards. Those are the rules, much to your chagrin.

    131. Wes says:

      The RNC intervenes against McCormick:

      https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/gop-to-intervene-in-lawsuit-over-pa-senate-race-vote-count/

      Good. He lost and needs to concede.

    132. jason says:

      So wes, did Cawthorn only lose because of the intervention by the NC GOP and Tillis?

      Yes or no?

      Hint: if you are honest you will say yes and I will say that is wrong.

      If you say no you are smoking some good sh-t.

    133. jason says:

      The voters did decide, Jason. 68% wanted someone else. Almost half of that 68% went with the candidate who actually won.”

      Hmm, I see. If you get 33%, you are a clear choice of the people.

      If you get 32% you are clearly rejected by the people.

      I love it here.

    134. Wes says:

      That was a factor, Jason. I never claimed it wasn’t.

      What ultimately brought Cawthorn down though was himself. He made a host of giant missteps in office that undermined his support in the district. Once it became clear &e was a liability who would continue embarrassing his district, the state Republicans intervened to ensure he wouldn’t squeak by with a small plurality.

      All roads lead back to Cawthorn. Yes, Tillis and the NCGOP made a full-court press at the end to get Edwards across the finish line, but Edwards cost himself the seat by his antics, which ultimately caused the NCGOP to look for a better option. They simply wouldn’t have had the motivation to beat him in the primary had he been more like Elise Stefanik and less like Lee Terry.

    135. Wes says:

      Under state law, the winner has to get 30% in a primary to avoid a runoff.

      When a sitting Congressman just barely tops that while a first-time candidate for Congress runs ahead of him and wins under the law, guess whom voters rejected and whom they accepted.

    136. Tgca says:

      Wes ignores the $300K that Tillis and friends spent on targeting Cawthorn along with the MSM spreading lies about a sex tape. That greatly contributed to his decreased votes airing exaggerated and fabricated dirt 24/7.

      Had it not been for that it is doubtful he would have lost the primary and Wes knows it.

      THERE WAS NO SEX TAPE!!!

      It was a silly sophomoric skit simulating sex on top of a guy hiding under a blanket while squealing in loud high pitched voice as other watched and laughed.

      This was character assassination, and something you expect of the opposition party and not your own party.

      It was despicable and I hope Edwards loses in 2024 simply to send a message that dirty politics is not acceptable.

    137. jason says:

      That was a factor, Jason. I never claimed it wasn’t.”

      “Factor” my ass. He lost by 33% to 32%, so it was a lot more than a factor.

      It was the reason Cawthorn lost.

      “Yes, Tillis and the NCGOP made a full-court press at the end to get Edwards across the finish line”

      Yes, the despicable scumbags won out.

      But I wouldn’t be too proud of it.

    138. jason says:

      It was despicable and I hope Edwards loses in 2024 simply to send a message that dirty politics is not acceptable.”

      Agree.

    139. Tgca says:

      137

      Voters in NC voted for Trump in 2016 who had behaved much worse according to numerous news stories. Should they have gone with Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio instead?

      Should voters in North Carolina have chosen Biden over Trump in 2020 due to Trump’s antics and behavior while POTUS?

    140. Wes says:

      I voted for Rubio in the primary, Tg, so I’d say, yes, Tarheel should have gone with him over Trump. They didn’t, so clearly I was in the minority on that.

      As far as Biden in 2020, I voted for Trump, and most Tarheels agreed with me Biden was unacceptable for President.

      Your what-if scenarios trying to defend Cawthorn aren’t helping your case.

    141. Phil says:

      Well, Just a heads up on Texas tonight. Barring a monumental upset, the Bushes are finally finished in my state. Jeb’s oldest son and W’s grandson will lose his bid to be state attorney general. Paxton will retain the AG post.

      GOP voters like Paxton’s aggressive legal fights with the Biden administration over the border. They recognize “illegal immigration is an act of love” Jeb’s grandson will roll over on the border. Good riddance to the Bushes.

      The other race of interest is Henry Cuellar’s runoff bid in the 28th district. He is up against a far left squad type. I’d say Cuellar hangs on but what makes it interesting is the person who finished third is an even further left loon than Cuellar’s opponent. Will see where her voters go.

    142. Wes says:

      There you have it.

      In 138 and 140, two guys with no connection to NC are trying to impose their will on our voters while complaining about how the NCGOP polices its own.

      Oh, the irony!

    143. Tgca says:

      140

      I am not against Edwards. I am against allowing dirty politics to infect a party where the voters should chose.

      That’s the purpose of primaries. Let the voters chose. Not to influence them with big bucks, exaggerations and lies and align with the libs and the MSM to character assassinate.

      Tillis acted no different than Cheney, Kinzinger, and Romney. I hope he pays for it politically someday.

      I could understand it if Tillis had personal history with Cawthorn but that was not the case here. He decided to use his resources and clout as senator to force out a CongressCritter he simply did not want to win. That is taking away the power from the people.

      If I had the MISFORTUNE to live in NC, I would vote against Tillis even if my vote decided the election and gave it to a Dem. Dirty unethical politics should not be rewarded for either party.

    144. Phil says:

      I might add that should Cuellar lose Republicans have an excellent shot at the seat in November.

    145. Wes says:

      So, basically, Tg, you can’t even trouble yourself to be a carpetbagger. You’re just an interloper wanting to impose his will on NC voters from three states away. Good to know.

      I’m sure NCGOP primary voters will be sure to take your advice to heart.

    146. Tgca says:

      144

      Oh the irony!

      REALLY?

      The guy in NC that can’t accept voter choice in other states that cries and whines weekly because voters NJ voters re-elected senator Menendez against your will?

      Not to mention your constant ridicule and frustration that voters in West Virginia do not vote according to your desire.

      Are you really that STOOPID to post such HYPOCRISY?

    147. Tgca says:

      147

      …and I’m sure NJ and WV voters will take your advice to heart as well.

      Your HYPOCRISY is astounding.

    148. Wes says:

      I can always tell when you have no counter to what I say, Tg. You inevitably retort with “Well, you do it too!.” I’ve come to accept it as your way of conceding while being too proud to admit the truth of what I say.

    149. Tgca says:

      150

      Retarded deflecting response because you got your ass handed to you on this issue by us.

      We specifically outlined a coherent argument why it was wrong for a NC Senator to use his clout and resources and align with libs and the MSM to character assassinate a fellow Republican and try to take away the power of elections from the voters.

      You are the one that tried to deflect and tell us we should mind our business because we have no connection to the state when you routinely insert yourself in other state politics constantly because you think you’re an authority on politics which is laughable.

      I point out your HYPOCRISY to show you have lost the argument based on merit.

      You sound like a prostitute passing judgment on another prostitutes for being a whore and don’t realize how HYPOCRITICALLY STOOPID you look doing that.

      Come up with a better argument next time.

    150. Bitterlaw says:

      True conservative Tgca has now said he would support Democrats in a House and Senate election in NC if he voted there. He is moving closer to Robbie. However, even Robbie does not use Occupy Wall Street talking points about “greedy” property owners.

    151. Wes says:

      You’re truly hilarious, Tg. You and Jason are upset because a Congressman who distinguished himself only by his ridiculous stupidity lost.

      Now You’re demanding the person who beat him–who’s done nothing wrong besides winning–should lose reelection to assuage your being upset with the loser’s fate.

      Then after I point out your MO every time you can’t counter what I say, you declare victory and type a sophomoric, overblown response.

      Feel free to follow up with an equally inane response because you just have to do it thanks to your personal insecurity.

      The hilarity in the puerile follow-up pablum you’ll consider to be a post will keep me laughing for a long time.

    152. Tgca says:

      152

      Are you a retart too?

      I support punishing unethical behavior by politicians of ANY party that strips power away from voters and gives it to elected officials, allowing them to unfairly influence elections.

      Do you support such behavior as long as it benefits conservatives?

      Do you consider such behavior to be conservatives values?

      If so, I can see why you love Philly so much. Disenfranchising voters is a Philly thing.

    153. Tgca says:

      153

      Both Jadon and I made clear the choice was up to the voters and not to a senator using his PAC and clout to character assassinate.

      Neither of us advocated the voters should have chosen Cawthorn. Show us the post that states otherwise please or go back to massaging folks and leave politics and ethics to the big boys.

    154. Tgca says:

      153

      Wes

      Try to deflect all you want but we showed you have great HYPOCRISY on this issue of lecturing folks on how they should vote in states.

      You look STOOPID!

      You can never seriously criticize NJ or WV or any state voters again after your post today.

    155. jason says:

      I hate to have to agree with Tgca on this but in nutshell he hit the nail on the head.

      “Both Jadon and I made clear the choice was up to the voters and not to a senator using his PAC and clout to character assassinate.”

      No matter how many lies wes writes about my position I already said I would prefer Edwards as my congressman than Cawthorn, but not because he drove with a revoked license or had a gun at the airport.

      My objection is entirely related to what I consider despicable intervention by Tillis and the NC GOP, who are more interested in defeating fellow Rs than they are defeating Dems. If they don’t want to support a sitting congressman in their own party they should at worst remain neutral and let the voters decide.

    156. Wes says:

      You’re still a joke, Tg. While I’m laughing at you, the only thing I’m going to look for in your inevitable insecure responses is said insecurity and your trademark horrible, overblown writing.

      156 checks both boxes.

      Please continue. I wouldn’t want you to let me down by writing a post that’s actually written competently and doesn’t display your personal insecurity.

    157. jason says:

      NCGOP polices its own”

      Heh, I think that is the problem.

      Too much “policing” when they should be devoting their resources to winning elections from Democrats. Not winning elections against fellow Rs.

      “Policing”…..geezus.

    158. Wes says:

      The guy who outright lied in a post by posting–with quotes no less–a statement supposedly from me that Tillis was forced to do anything to Madison Cawthorn says I’m lying about him.

      How incredibly ironic.

    159. Wes says:

      Newsflash, Jason. You’re not in South America anymore. Election season is in fall–which in the Northern Hemisphere doesn’t hit till September. This is when campaigns spend their money on an intraparty basis. They spend against the other party after the primaries.

      That’s been the case in this country for hundreds of years.

    160. jason says:

      wes keeps repeating that Cawthorn’s troubles are of his doing.

      Ok, fine. So let the voters in his district decide if that warrants removing him the office.

      The problem is Tillis and the NC GOP were the ones deciding to remove him from office. And they used their power and money to ensure that happened.

      I think that is wrong. wes does not have a problem with it, although I suspect he would be singing a different tune if the NC GOP ousted a candidate he supported.

    161. jason says:

      Newsflash, Jason. You’re not in South America anymore. Election season is in fall–which in the Northern Hemisphere doesn’t hit till September. This is when campaigns spend their money on an intraparty basis. They spend against the other party after the primaries. ”

      Sorry, that dog won’t hunt in South America, Texas, PA or NC.

      Money is money. If your PAC has money and you spend it defeating your own candidates in the primary, it is less money available to defeat Dems in November.

      That has been the case for hundreds of years.

    162. Bitterlaw says:

      How were NC voters disenfranchised? It appears that every voter who wanted to vote did vote. I would not have done what Tillis did but Cawthorn’s actions were solely his own. If you don’t want voters to take note of stupid things, don’t do stupid things.

      It sounds like the GOP avoided another loon like MTG. Politics is a blood sport. The Dems would thrown everything they had at Cawthorn and every Republican running for the House would have been forced to answer questions like, “As a member of Congress, should you be allowed to carry a gun on a plane?” Some might say yes and be rewarded at the polls. Others might prefer to focus on other issues.

    163. Wes says:

      Jason, I never had a problem with Cawthorn till he started routinely routinely making a public ass of himself.

      I even defended him when Democrats tried to smear him as a stalker because a girl he asked out in college rejected him. He kept beclowning himself publicly and undermined his own standing with voters to the point where the NCGOP intervened to get rid of him before a Democrat could beat him for reelection. That’s his own fault.

      He should have acted like an adult if he wanted renomination.

      I can’t remember the last time a sitting Congressman couldn’t get even 35% in a primary. You can say the NCGOP got Edwards over the line ahead of him, but that Cawthorn was mired in the thirties showed he was a weak incumbent. The state party decided to take him out now rather than see a Democrat beat him some November because he couldn’t help being an embarrassment to his district.

      That’s simple reality. I’m sorry it doesn’t comport with your worldview.

    164. Tina says:

      RNC Research
      @RNCResearch
      · 2h
      Democrat Stacey Abrams on Georgia’s skyrocketing turnout: “We know that increased turnout has nothing to do with suppression”

    165. Tina says:

      This is Ccp like.

      Steve Kornacki
      @SteveKornacki
      · 2h
      The PA Dept. of State has now instructed counties to count mail-in ballots that were signed but not dated but also to set them aside for the time being, pending the result of litigation:

    166. jason says:

      says I’m lying about him”

      Let’s see:

      “Driving with a revoked license and carrying a gun into an airport–both illegal acts–are fine to do”

      Lie. In quotes no less.

    167. Wes says:

      Hey, Jason. I preferred Dave McCormick to Dr. Oz, but I think McCormick should accept the rule of law and concede.

      McCormick looks like a fool desperate to win for doing this, and I hope he doesn’t succeed.

    168. Wes says:

      So, Jason the liar, where did I say Tillis was forced to do anything? You literally posted that as a quote here, you lying jackanapes:

      jason says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:07 am
      Tillis wouldn’t have had anything to use against Cawthorn”

      Zzzzz…. so Tillis was “forced” to act like a scumbag ass?

      Puhhhleeeze…

    169. jason says:

      The state party decided to take him out now rather than see a Democrat beat him some November because he couldn’t help being an embarrassment to his district.”

      I saw no evidence he was going to lose to a Democrat, do you have anything to back that up?

      But at least you admitted it was the “state party that decided to take him out”.

      The truth will set you free.

    170. jason says:

      so Tillis was “forced” to act like a scumbag ass?”

      I didn’t say you used that word, I am asking if that is your view.

      What is a real lie is to say I said breaking the law “is fine to do”.

      You actually state I said that. I didn’t say you used the word force, I put in quotes to emphasize it.

    171. Wes says:

      By the way, Jason, in your own words, you dismiss the fact that Cawthorn broke the law by taking a gun into an airport. You can lie and say otherwise, but here’s your own statement in black and white:

      jason says:
      May 23, 2022 at 8:55 pm
      I’m wondering if those in the GOP piling up on Cawthorn results from him not knowing his place and needing to be taught a lesson.”

      Bet on it.

      Cryptocurrency scandal? Zzzzz….. took gun to airport? Zzzzzz…..Sex tape…zzzzzzzz

    172. jason says:

      I will state that you didn’t use the word “force”.

      You admit you lied when you said I said it was ‘fine to do’ to break the law.

      Deal?

    173. Wes says:

      You’re an outright liar, Jason. Nothing in my post said Tillis was forced to do anything. You literally used that as a quote to say something I never said.

      Keep lying though. You’re not helping yourself.

    174. jason says:

      By the way, Jason, in your own words, you dismiss the fact that Cawthorn broke the law by taking a gun into an airport. ”

      No, I never said anything of the sort.

      We were talking about whether any of this disqualified him from being in congress.

      Crypto currency scandal? zzzzz… took gun to airport…zzzzzz….. Sex tape …zzzzzz..

      Where did I say “fine to do” that you put in quotes?

    175. Tgca says:

      158

      Wes trying psychological warfare to deflect from his HYPOCRISY ho got called on.

      It wont work with me at HHR. I have nothing to be insecure about here unlike you giving back rubs with happy endings worrying about licensing boards spying on your posts.

      I stated my position, you disagree. Fine. But to criticize us for having a view on NC politics because we do not live in the state exposes you as a HYPOCRITICAL FOOL for doing the same thing routinely.

      But go ahead and try and make it as if you’re laughing while your posts suggest you’re really frustrated we called you on your HYPOCRISY.

      We know you’re unstable and at any minute can go from WESCON 5 to WESCON 1 when folks question or disagree with you or mock you. It’s been your MO you’ve been called on by many here.

      So please tell us again how stoopid NJ and WV voters are but that others need to mind their business and refrain from commentary on NC politics.

    176. jason says:

      “You literally used that as a quote to say something I never said”

      You really are a pathological liar. You implied Tillis was “forced” to take action because of Cawthorn’s actions. I asked if that was your view.

      But at least you stopped lying about Tillis’ and the NC GOP scumbags being a “factor” and admitted they took Cawthorn out.

    177. Wes says:

      What’s a more likely reason for you to put your trademark zzzzz behind something, Jason–that you have a problem with it or that you’re dismissing it?

      I’m going to say the latter.

      You can’t argue you didn’t dismiss it when your own post says otherwise. Now, no, you never said the words “It’s fine to do,” but your own post definitely conveyed that since you put the thing you always put behind a statement to dismiss the statement.

    178. jason says:

      In a way wes and Amoral Scumbag still believe in the old “smoke filled room” where party fat cats decided everything.

      Amoral Scumbag believes the party fatcats should decide who was nominated for Gov in PA. wes believes the NC Gop party insiders should decide who runs for congress.

      In both cases “f–k” the voters.

    179. jason says:

      ow, no, you never said the words “It’s fine to do,”

      Good. wes admits he lied.

      We can move on.

    180. Tgca says:

      169

      Why is Wes commenting on a PA primary? He doesn’t live in that state. By his own rationale, does Wes think PA voters care what someone in NC thinks?

      I wonder if Bitter cares what a southerner thinks of how folks in PA vote.

      Hmm…

    181. Wes says:

      As expected, in 177, Tgca didn’t disappoint:

      1) overt display of personal insecurity: check

      2) badly written, overblown post: check

      You haven’t let me down yet, Tg. Keep up the good work .

    182. Wes says:

      I would think Jason would understand the concept of paraphrasing, but what else can I expect from a guy who casually dismisses a Congressman’s taking a gun an airport and then lies about it?

    183. jason says:

      but your own post definitely conveyed that since you put the thing you always put behind a statement to dismiss the statement.”

      It depends. Sometimes I put zzzzzz because it is something I consider repetitive. Sometimes it is in lieu of “so what”. Sometimes because it is merely boring.

      In this case I put zzzzz because I didn’t think any of the three items were disqualifying for a member of congress.

    184. jason says:

      guy who casually dismisses a Congressman’s taking a gun an airport and then lies about it?”

      More lies. I “dismissed” it as a reason to disqualify him from congress. I didn’t say it was “fine to do” like your lie.

    185. jason says:

      I would think Jason would understand the concept of paraphrasing,”

      Ahhh, I see.

      You can “paraphrase me” but I can’t “paraphrase” you.

      Got it.

    186. Tgca says:

      171

      Ok Jadon has gone too far now!!!

      Wes does not need to back up anything.

      He is a self-proclaimed political guru and his posts reflecting Wikipedia talking points prove it.

      No one should question Wes on NC politics.

    187. Tgca says:

      173

      So if Cawthorn broke the law, why was he not charged with a crime and prosecuted?

      Has Wes ever broken a law?

      Jaywalk, speeding?

    188. Tgca says:

      Now I’m laughing as Wes goes all WESCON 5 on Jadon and keeps calling him a liar.

      LIAR! LIAR!
      Pants on fire!

    189. Tgca says:

      180

      Funny you should say that about old days of back room decisions.

      I was thinking of that earlier. It’s how Truman rose to power. He was told what to run for and when and how to vote.

    190. jason says:

      And btw, when I used the word “forced”, it was to illustrate the point that despite having derogatory information on Cawthorn, Tillis was not “forced” to use it. He did it because he felt entitled to decide who was going to represent the district.

    191. Bitterlaw says:

      HHR is a strange place of constantly shifting alliances. Jason is now siding with a Putin supporter and Occupy Wall Street advocate.

    192. jason says:

      No, the Putin supporter and Occupy WS advocate is siding with me.

      GFY.

    193. jason says:

      Equating abortion with slavery….the left has really gone nut.

      “Pregnancy takes over the entire body, affecting the cardiovascular system, kidneys, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, skin, hormones, liver, and metabolism. It increases blood volume by about 50 percent and depletes calcium from the bones, decreasing bone density. Risks of pregnancy include high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, anemia, depression, infection, and death.

      “To force these experiences on an unwilling person is a form of involuntary servitude,” Baker continued, given the “side effects.”

    194. jason says:

      HHR is a strange place of constantly shifting alliances. Jason is now siding with a Putin supporter and Occupy Wall Street advocate.”

      Meanwhile Bitter is siding with someone who accuses him of being responsible for NJ’s cesspool politics and who he accuses of justifying slavery.

    195. Bitterlaw says:

      194 Thank you for the clarification. GFY

    196. Bitterlaw says:

      I’m complex. GFY again.

    197. Wes says:

      I see you didn’t do research on the gun incident, Tg, since Cawthorn was cited for misdemeanor firearm possession:

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2022/04/26/rep-madison-cawthorn-cited-for-loaded-gun-at-airport-again/amp/

      As for any crimes you think I’ve committed, last I checked, I’m not a sitting lawmaker who should know better than to illegally carry a gun into an airport. I’m never going to run for office, so I don’t see how your whataboutism applies.

    198. Wes says:

      What’s frustrating about Madison Cawthorn is that as a young, ambitious politician, he had the potential for a long, successful political career before him. He squandered it in his first term and brought an early end to his career on himself with his antics.

      He should have looked to Elise Stefanik–who wasn’t much older than Cawthorn was in her first election but quickly distinguished herself as a workhorse and noncontroversial Congresswoman after winning–as an inspiration.

      Instead, he never outgrew his college days and ended his own career prematurely. It’s unfortunate, but maybe he’ll be an inspiration for what not to do to future young lawmakers.

    199. Wes says:

      Schrader loses renomination in OR-5. This gives Republicans a chance to pick up another House seat:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/Redistrict/status/1529119246516617216?cxt=HHwWgICwvcz2wrgqAAAA

    200. Tgca says:

      183

      Wes did not disappoint again.

      As expected, he tried to deflect his insecurity of being called out as a HYPOCRITE by calling others insecure.

      Again, it’s like one prostitute calling another prostitute a whore.

      Wes just might be Russian.

      Deflect and distort to avoid dealing with its own issues.

    201. Wes says:

      Never failing to disappoint, Tgca went to his checklist of poorly written, overblown posts highlighting his personal insecurity.

      I commend you for your single-minded commitment to the established tropes of your posts, Tg.

    202. jason says:

      Instead, he never outgrew his college days and ended his own career prematurely, aided by the despicable and unwarranted intervention by Tillis and the NC GOP holier than thou scumbags.

      I fixed it for you.

    203. jason says:

      I hope Edwards wins the GE. But as wes says, since 67% of his district prefers someone else, I hope he gets primaried next election and loses to someone the voters choose rather than someone chosen by the NC GOP scumbags and Tillis.

    204. jason says:

      Allegheny Co., which is a big county and went for McCormick by a bigger margin than any other county, only has 44 undated ballots. Most other counties have less than a dozen.

      McCormick is throwing a Hail Mary here and in doing so is legitimizing the Dems fraudulent practice of “counting every vote” whether legal or not.

    205. jason says:

      Sorry I should say only 44 R undated ballots.

    206. NYCmike says:

      “You think that is what a US senator and the NC GOP should be “exposing” and spending money on?”

      -Let me get this straight – you think it is better that the Democratic challenger in the general election gets to use this information on Cawthorn instead?

      I don’t want anyone snooping in my bedroom, but if I start filming it with others around, you are kind of saying “Hey, I’m out and about for all to see!”.

    207. jason says:

      Even if there were 1000 undated R ballots, only about 600 would be for McCormick or Oz, and they would likely be split. But let’s say McCormick did what he has done yet, get 60% to 40%.

      He would then net 120 votes. BFD.

      But he won’t get 60/40.

    208. jason says:

      -Let me get this straight – you think it is better that the Democratic challenger in the general election gets to use this information on Cawthorn instead?”

      Yes.

      Unless you think this old “sex” tape was going to make any R in that district vote for the Democrat.

    209. Tgca says:

      199

      Wes says I did not do my research.

      My actual words in post 189 were

      So if Cawthorn broke the law, why was he not charged with a crime and prosecuted?

      As the link Wes posted states, he was cited. Clearly he was not charged or indicted and was not prosecuted so my point was correct.

      People get cited for jaywalking too and going through stop signs too. Should voters be influenced not to vote for them either?

    210. jason says:

      I don’t want anyone snooping in my bedroom, but if I start filming it with others around, you are kind of saying “Hey, I’m out and about for all to see!”

      I don’t agree. Not necessarily. He was horsing around and I doubt he intended it to be public. Risky? Yes. Dumb? yes. But “I am lout and about for all to see?” No.

    211. Tgca says:

      203

      I commend Wes for his continued DEFLECTION and refusal to admit he is a HYPOCRITE on NC politics.

      It’s expected of him. It’s his MO.

      He’s not gone past WESCON 5 yet with Jadon I see but give him time.

    212. Phil says:

      Baris is out with his monthly polling.

      He had Biden at about 38% last month.

      This month? 35.3%. 61.7% disapprove.

      Indies? Biden has fallen to 25/72 with 53% strongly disapproving.

      The bottom has fallen out on the economic confidence index that Baris takes monthly. That appears to have now accounted for the significant drop in Biden approval rating for May. Significant in that at 38% last month one wouldn’t have thought Biden could drop another three pts. Wrong. He did.

      Ugly numbers.

    213. Wobbles says:

      Baris is a clown.

      My sources outside Bogo Pogo are certain Biden is at 36% not 35.3%.

      This is not too bad, because it includes the thinking people of America and the Never Trumpers, and our 1/3 of the population knows what is best for the other 2/3.

    214. Phil says:

      oops. I want to get this right. The numbers above were Biden’s numbers on the economy.

      His overall approval – disapproval in general was 37.4/60.5

      An overall negative spread increase (now-21.1) of a couple of points.

      Still lousy. Really lousy and moving the wrong way.

    215. Waingro says:

      Baris’ comments on the Trafalgar poll:

      “Now the third poll to show Kemp just above 50% but headed in the wrong direction. We
      @BigDataPoll
      , then InsiderAdvantage, now Trafalgar.

      P.S. All three of us did a much better job of the 2021 GA Senate races than others. The race was erroneously portrayed as done for 3 weeks.”

    216. Tgca says:

      PEOPLE!!!

      It was not a SEX tape!!!

      It was a prank he did when he was younger simulating a ridiculous sex act like something you see out of an Animal House movie. He was jumping on a guy hiding under the covers and squealing in silly high pitched voices while others filming it were laughing. Very silly sophomoric humor but nothing to do with an actual sex act. It’s about as close to a sex act as mooning someone is to engaging in sex.

      This is how the MSM likes to portray things so it can spin a story.

      If a conservative fails to fully stop at a stop sign then the MSM will report it as recklessly speeding through an intersection that could have killed people.

      Why do you let the MSM and libs do your thinking?

    217. DW says:

      McCormick must not have any friends.

      If he had a friend, the friend would pull him aside and tell him, look, you came in a close second in a statewide primary involving 8 candidates. This doesn’t end your career, you can come back and try again.

      Instead, he is throwing away his future.

      Friends don’t let friends destroy their political futures.

    218. jason says:

      It was not a SEX tape!!!”

      I know.

      That is why I have put “sex tape” in quotes every time I post about it.

    219. jason says:

      And it was before he was elected.

      Obviously a slimy political hit job orchestrated by Tillis and the NC GOP scumbags but wes will continue to defend it because the ends justify the means.

    220. jason says:

      I understand McCormicks frustration. Because of 1,000 votes or less, he doesn’t get to kick Fetterman’s ass and become a US senator. Ok. It’s tough. You think of all the things you could have done in the last week to get 1,000 more votes. Fund more ads. More visits to diners. A few more trips. Call more surrogates. Shake more hands.

      But in the end, Oz has a few more votes and there is a bigger picture here.

      The numbers won’t change whether he is an ass or is gracious.

    221. Meldrim says:

      Andy McCarthy argues that federal law overrules the PA Supreme Court’s ruling that absentee ballots without a hand-written date must be rejected: https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/count-the-disputed-mail-in-votes-in-pennsylvania-primary-for-gop-senate-nomination/?utm_source=blog-landing&utm_medium=desktop&utm_campaign=continue-reading

      Courts need to follow the law, and that includes federal law when it falls within Congress’s enumerated or implied powers. I think that we’re being hasty (myself included) when we assumed that the courts were throwing out the state signature requirement on a whim and not because federal law mandates it. So it seems like the non-hand-dated ballots (all of which were mailed prior to primary day, since in PA only ballots that arrive by primary day are counted) and that they well could decide the GOP Senate primary.

    222. EML says:

      It was not a SEX tape!!!
      ===========================
      You are right, it is much easier to refer to it as “a prank he did when he was younger simulating a ridiculous sex act like something you see out of an Animal House movie. He was jumping on a guy hiding under the covers and squealing in silly high pitched voices while others filming it were laughing”. I will use this from now on instead of “sex tape”.

    223. Meldrim says:

      #210, Wes, I wouldn’t call OR-05 yet. I know that Wasserman has “seen enough,” but when he said only around 9% of Clackamas County had come in, and it’s probable that Schrader won big there (his home county). But I hope that he did lose, because think that Mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer (who almost certainly won the GOP nomination, although some votes are still out) would beat moonbat Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner.

    224. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      It appears that the Florida Appeals Court will delay its hearing and eventual decision on the Florida Congressional redistricting case in which the lower court found that the DeSantis map was unconstitutional.
      This is probably very good news for the FL GOP since the DeSantis map will almost certainly be the one used in November’s election.
      The Appeals Court today stayed the Lower Courts injunction.
      The DeSantis FL map is very GOP-friendly! Go Ron!

    225. Meldrim says:

      #129, “The poll, conducted for the pro-Masters Super PAC Saving Arizona PAC, shows Masters with a four-point lead over both Brnovich and Lamon. Masters, at 22 percent, leads both Brnovich and Lamon — both of whom are at 18 percent — by more than the poll’s 3.46 percent margin of error.”

      Shocking that a Super PAC created to support Masters’s candidacy chose to release poll results that show its candidate ahead.

      But Fabrizio is a reputable GOP pollster, so maybe the poll isn’t that far off. I hope that AG Mark Brnovich wins the primary, though, since I can’t fathom him losing to Sen. Mark Kelly in the general while I can definitely see Masters losing.

    226. Wes says:

      It’s amazing but not surprising. I went to a late lunch and ran some errands. When I returned I saw Tgca just couldn’t help himself and had to post yet another overblown, poorly written comment demonstrating his own personal insecurity.

      He’s further beclowned himself by losing any semblance of originality and having to resort to modified repetitions of what I say.

      Oh, well. I needed a few more laughs. He provides those at least.

    227. EML says:

      Thank God for Ron DeSantis. The cowards in the Florida legislature abdicated their responsibility and drew a poor map. DeSantis single-handedly picked up 4 seats for Republicans.

      FL-04: This is the controversial one in north Florida. His argument is that the VRA does not mandate a district that is 200 miles long by 30 miles wide that is less than 45% black. There is still a chance this one gets thrown out. The replacement map that the one judge ordered restored the original version of this district, but left the rest of the state intact…

      FL-07: Stephanie Murphy’s Orlando area district. The state Senate inexplicably left this as a Dem-leaning district while the State House made it slightly Republican leaning, but DeSantis went full bore and turned it into a district that Trump won by 5.5.

      FL-13/FL-15: But the real difference was in the Tampa area. The legislature drew 3 districts that could be considered “competitive”, but they were all won by Biden. DeSantis was the only one who drew the Dem parts of Tampa and St. Pete into the same district (Kathy Castor’s FL-14) and made a Dem vote sink, while making FL-13 and FL-15 solid Trump districts.

    228. jason says:

      DeSantis single-handedly picked up 4 seats for Republicans.”

      Nice job!

      I guess that is why Amoral Scumbag says he is Trump Clone, bum and clown….

    229. jason says:

      I see Meldrim and McCarthy are still shilling for McCormick.

      No, the undated votes clearly violate PA law which specifically addresses the undated ballot issue. They are NOT to be counted.

      Nothing in the federal law “overrules” a damm thing. This passage quoted by McCarthy vaguely talks about error or omissions regarding “qualification to vote” which is different from determining if the ballot is valid. Nobody claimed the voters in question were “qualified”, the issue is whether their ballots are legal or not. Under PA law,they are clearly invalid, and I see nothing in this quote that “overrules” it.

      “deny the right of any individual to vote in any election because of an error or omission on any record or paper relating to any application, registration, or other act requisite to voting, if such error or omission is not material in determining whether such individual is qualified under State law to vote in such election”

    230. jason says:

      Nobody was denied “the right to vote”. But if I decide to vote by painting “OZ” on the door of the precinct, I wasn’t denied the right to vote, I cast an invalid vote.

    231. Wes says:

      I completely agree with you, EML. DeSantis has been a hero for the GOP on redistricting.

      By the way, has anyone on here ever smoked an Affinity Maduro cigar? I picked one up on a whim today when I made my rounds to the local cigar shop. These things are actually damn good.

    232. jason says:

      a ridiculous sex act like something you see out of an Animal House movie. ”

      EML conveniently forgets that John Bluto Blutarsky went on to become US Senator in Animal House.

    233. Tina says:

      Very sad.

      Bill Melugin
      @BillFOXLA
      ·
      32m
      BREAKING: TX Governor Greg Abbott confirms 14 students and one teacher have been killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX.
      Shooter is dead. Uvalde Mayor tells me press conference will be at 5pm local time.
      @FoxNews

    234. Wes says:

      Ah, the late John Belushi, now 40 years in the grave. How many more years of great comedy could he have given us if not for his ultimately fatal demons?

      Fun fact:

      Belushi was originally going to star in Ghostbusters (1984). His death put production of the movie on hold. It’s an interesting what-if scenario to wonder what the movie would have been like had John lived to be part of it.

    235. jason says:

      All legal ballots in PA were counted by 5 PM today.

      Contrary to the McCormick bots, there were only a few hundred left.

    236. Wes says:

      Very sad, Tina.

    237. jason says:

      14 students and a teacher killed in TX school.

      Let’s see what the MSM narrative is, evidently the shooter is Hispanic and was killed by the border patrol. Shooter also killed his grandmother.

    238. Tgca says:

      229

      DEFLECTION again from the ANGRY Masseur in NC.

      At least he’s remained at WESCON 5 today as I worked with my “ally” Jadon to clean Wes’ clock on appropriate behavior expected within in a political party and why Tillis behaved unethically and vindictively.

      We ALL know the ANGRY ONE from NC consistently mocks voters in other states for how they vote but now HYPOCRITICALLY states others should mind their business about what’s going on in NC politics.

      Notice how he won’t accept he got his ass got beaten today on the issues.

    239. Meldrim says:

      #230, EML, yup, DeSantis was the only public official in FL willing to draw a 20-8 map, and he did so while making districts *more* compact than before. Even the FL-14, which crosses Tampa Bay, is quite compact and (i) included what was left of Pinellas County after creating the compact FL-13 entirely within the county, (ii) included all of the shore areas of Hillsborough County on the other side of the bay (but not shore areas that were not directly opposite the Pinellas County parts of the district, and (iii) is remarkably similar to the FL-14 that Kathy Castor represented prior to 2012.

    240. Wes says:

      Like clockwork, Tgca returns because he just can’t stand it if I say something to him.

      He gave us his checklist of personal insecurity and overblown, badly written posts again.

      The hilarious thing is that i literally said I’m going to troll him for this, but because of his personal insecurity, he just has to keep playing into my explicitly stated trolling.

    241. Phil says:

      Biden will be flying down to Texas. Right?

      Oh wait. He only does the white kills blacks gigs.

      Never mind.

    242. Phil says:

      The shooter was Hispanic?

      In that case, the gun did it.

      …..and wait. A border agent shot the suspect? Biden’s Justice Dept to investigate the Border Patrol agent. Kind of like they looked in to those border agents “whipping” those poor migrants. A border agent actually shooting someone is even worse. No?

    243. EML says:

      DeSantis’ first map did some weird crisscrosses, including putting part of northwestern Hillsborough into FL-13. I believe his second draw, putting FL-13 entirely within Pinella, makes it ironclad against lawsuits. Pinellas is slightly too big for one district, so part of it has to go somewhere.

    244. Wes says:

      Biden will give some mealy-mouthed platitude to leftist anti-gun nuts, Phil. That’s all he’s good for.

    245. Tgca says:

      Like clockwork Wes tries to DEFLECT again.

      We kicked his butt today and called him on his HYPOCRISY on judging voters in other states.

      I will respond to every post of Wes calling him out on his BS. I have much time in my hands to do so.

      Let’s see how long it takes him to go to all WESCON 5.

      Maybe I’ll up the ante a little with the paranoid ANGRY Masseur. Give any Happy Endings today Wes?

    246. Wes says:

      There we go again. I guess I’m going to have to expand Tgca’s checklist now:

      1) personal insecurity

      2) overblown, poorly written posts

      3) mimicry of what I say

      I have to admit I’m enjoying trolling him. It’s giving me way too many laughs to stop.

    247. Tgca says:

      248

      WESCON 5 to 1 I meant.

      Wes already went WESCON 5 with Jadon today when Jadon corrected him.

    248. Tgca says:

      249

      Who’s trolling who?

      Hmmm…I can sing that to an Aretha Franklin tune.

      Now tell us again what you think of NJ and WV voters please.

    249. Wes says:

      You mean when Jason lied about what I said by making a quote I didn’t make, Tg. Get it right.

      Never mind the fact that he tried to dismiss Cawthorn’s misdemeanor gun possession at an airport and then claimed not have done so.

    250. EML says:

      Time to put a kibosh on the boringest pi**ing match in HHR history. We got elections tonight.

    251. Tgca says:

      252

      Jadon did not lie. He never LIES! Maybe a fib or two here and there at most.

      He corrected you! He tried to reason with you but you went all WESCON 5.

      You got your ass beaten down today. Accept it! These things happen.

      Life is not all massages and Happy Endings. Sometimes you get to face the music.

      Now tell us again what you think of NJ and WV voters please because voters in those states really care what an ANGRY MASSEUR thinks of them.

    252. jason says:

      Never mind the fact that he tried to dismiss Cawthorn’s misdemeanor gun possession at an airport and then claimed not have done so.

      Zzzzzzzz….

      That is how I dismiss that lie.

    253. Wes says:

      Democrats predictably are trying to push gun control over this now.

      My recommendation:

      Approach off-duty law-enforcement officers and pay them $300 a day to stand at the entrances to schools. That will be a good deterrent to school violence.

    254. Wes says:

      Do I need to repost your statements to prove your lies, Jason? I can do that if you want.

    255. Tgca says:

      Cawthorn was neither indicted, prosecuted, or convicted. Evidently, not an issue.

      Years ago, I once mistakenly carried my concealed weapon into a public library. Should I have been excoriated for that and lost my job?

      Have you ever driven under the influence? If so, in most places that’s a misdemeanor. You think Tillus and friends never drove with a little too much alcohol in them? With estimates showing about 60% of men having done this at one time or another, perhaps Tillis might want to come clean too. GWB certainly came clean on it.

      Not that you’ll answer honestly but my bet is you have so that would make you equally guilty of committing a misdemeanor.

    256. Wes says:

      You obviously didn’t do research, Tg. I literally posted a link saying he was cited for misdemeanor firearm possession in the incident. You might want to actually look things up before making false declarative statements.

    257. Tgca says:

      258

      I should say estimates show nearly 60% of men have admitted to driving under the influence. If that’s the case, the actual % is probably higher.

      Have Wes or Tillis ever driven under the influence?

      Inquiring minds want to know.

    258. Wes says:

      And whataboutism resurfaces. That’s all you have at this point, Tg.

    259. Wes says:

      Inquiring minds want to know how many firearms you’ve carried illegally into places where they weren’t allowed. Two can play at the whataboutism game.

    260. Tgca says:

      253. EML

      Don’t we have until at least 7PM EST to mock Wes?

      We promise to stop after that.

      PLEASE!!!

    261. Tgca says:

      262

      Only once. I realized when coming out of the library. It was not intentional.

      I always, except that one time, remove the magazine from my gun and then place the gun in the trunk and the magazine in a well hidden place in the car.

      It was years ago. Never did it again.

    262. Wes says:

      So you did it once and didn’t repeat. Madison Cawthorn did it twice. Once maybe he can be forgiven for as an accident. Twice shows a pattern of irresponsibility at best.

    263. jason says:

      Do I need to repost your statements to prove your lies, Jason? I can do that if you want.”

      Sure. Repost a statement where I “dismissed” anything.

      I said the gun case did not disqualify Cawthorn for congress.

      I gave three examples of things you posted against Cawthorn, the gun case, the cryptocurrency and

      On the other hand you already admitted you lied when you said I said it “was fine to do” to break the law

      wes take one:

      “Ah, I see, Jason. Driving with a revoked license and carrying a gun into an airport–both illegal acts–are fine to do” (in quotes)

      wes take two

      “Now, no, you never said the words “It’s fine to do,”

      Who is the bald faced liar?

    264. jason says:

      Did not complete sentence above. Driving without a license.

    265. Tgca says:

      Wes likes to call it “whataboutism” but the rest of us call it HYPOCRISY.

      Again, Wes is like the prostitute running around judging other prostitutes for being whores.

      DEFLECTION is all Wes has because he is wrong on the issues and got his butt whooped today.

      Now tell us again what you think of NJ and WV voters please because voters in those states really care what an ANGRY MASSEUR thinks of them.

    266. Wes says:

      Where did I attribute that to you as a quote, Jason?

      I’m waiting for the post where I said that.

      Here are your own words:

      jason says:
      May 23, 2022 at 8:55 pm
      I’m wondering if those in the GOP piling up on Cawthorn results from him not knowing his place and needing to be taught a lesson.”

      Bet on it.

      Cryptocurrency scandal? Zzzzz….. took gun to airport? Zzzzzz…..Sex tape…zzzzzzzz

      You tried to dismiss Cawthorn’s stupidity and backtracked, trying to pretend you weren’t dismissing it, when I called you out on it.

      You’re a pathological liar. Your words don’t disappear as the thread goes along. You should remember that.

    267. Tgca says:

      266

      I hate to agree with someone that enjoys having cute little creatures slaughtered so he can satisfy his palate and belly, but again, Jadon ridicules Wes with facts.

    268. Wes says:

      Tgca is back to his checklist of poorly written posts detailing his personal insecurity, I see.

      It was inevitable, I guess.

    269. Tgca says:

      Wes has stilled not answered how many times he has driven under the influence.

      Tell us about these misdemeanors you committed please and how you avoided fines and jail time.

      Then you can tell us again what you think of NJ and WV voters please because voters in those states really care what an ANGRY MASSEUR from NC thinks of them.

    270. Tgca says:

      269

      Uh-oh!

      Wes is elevating to WESCON 4 now. The Masseur is getting angry and using his classic “pathological liar” spiel.

    271. jason says:

      Madison Cawthorn did it twice. Once maybe he can be forgiven for as an accident. Twice shows a pattern of irresponsibility at best.”

      BS. The guy flies all the time. Maybe he forgot he had the gun in his bag. Twice. He knows the carry-ons are scanned, I doubt he did it intentionally. He was cited, he was in the wrong, but it is not reason he can’t be in Congress.

      If that is the reason Tillis and the scumbags at then NC GOP “targeted” him then they are even bigger idiots than I thought.

      I am very careful with my weapons. But I live close to the Maryland border and my weapons permit is not good there. A couple times I probably unwittingly drove across the border with a weapon in the car. It was not intentional but I don’t call myself irresponsible because it happened.

    272. EML says:

      253. EML

      Don’t we have until at least 7PM EST to mock Wes?
      ================================
      Alright, you have 15 minutes. But for the record, I’m on Wes’ side (I think, y’all are hard to follow). If Thom Tillis and the NCGOP want to weigh in and remove a ‘problematic’ candidate, then that is their prerogative, just like it’s the prerogative of the WYGOP and whoever else to get rid of Liz Cheney.

    273. Bitterlaw says:

      The carnage continues. 14 dead children and at least 1 dead teacher. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

      Schools need armed guards and/or armed teachers.

      Crazy people and suspected crazy people need to be held until they are not a danger to themselves or others. The shooter probably had warnings that are obvious in hindsight.

    274. jason says:

      Cryptocurrency scandal? Zzzzz….. took gun to airport? Zzzzzz…..Sex tape…zzzzzzzz”

      No backtracking. I stand by my statement these are no reasons to bar Cawthorn from Congress.

      But at least you backtracked from your bald faced lie that I said it was “fine to do” to break the law.

    275. jason says:

      If Thom Tillis and the NCGOP want to weigh in and remove a ‘problematic’ candidate, then that is their prerogative,”

      BS. Not their “prerogative” at all, their prerogative is to let the voters decide who they want to represent them.

      And btw, if the WY GOP wants to release some “sex tape” of Liz Cheney when she was in college a few days before the primary, I think that is wrong too.

    276. EML says:

      BS. Not their “prerogative” at all, their prerogative is to let the voters decide who they want to represent them.
      ============================
      How did they not let voters decide? Did they cheat? Did they rig the election? As near as I can tell, they didn’t break any laws. Running ads in favor of their preferred candidate or against a candidate they oppose is not illegal. Are you now the gatekeeper of who is allowed to run ads and spend money and who isn’t?

    277. Tgca says:

      I don’t think anyone here disagrees Cawthorn has a lot of growing up to do but these issues that a Tillis PAC spent $300K on and aligning with the libs and the MSM, especially on issues he was not indicted, prosecuted, or convicted of, and quite frankly that many other politicians have engaged in similarly themselves over the years, was a complete HITJOB!

      Numerous politicians have benefited financially from their jobs with inside information as recent scandals have shown where they exempt themselves from the laws or refuse to address the issues.

      Numerous politicians have had run-ins with the law as well, from drunk driving to domestic/public spats to sex scandals. Can we say Vitter please?

      No one is defending Cawthorn’s behavior. We are challenging the unethical behavior and unjust influence a senator and his friends are engaging in attempts to unseat a candidate instead of letting the voters decide.

    278. jason says:

      “In the close Pennsylvania Republican Senate race, Mehmet Oz leads David McCormick by a margin of just about 980 votes.

      All counties are required to send unofficial vote counts to the Pennsylvania Department of State by 5 p.m. Tuesday”

      All (legal) mail in votes have been counted. In the last county to be counted, Greene Co, Oz won the mail in votes by 127-107.

      If McCormick thinks undated ballots would give him the win he is delusional.

      Now that McCormick has used the Dem playbook of trying to count illegal ballots I am through with him. I hope he fades away and never runs for anything again. I have lost all respect for him.

      Making the PA GOP and the RNC intervene to make sure illegal ballots are not counted is really asinine and just helps the Dems.

    279. EML says:

      Still don’t understand how the voters weren’t the ones who decided. Unless you are suggesting that the ads and information presented by Tills et al is information that voters didn’t deserve to know about and should’ve remained ignorant of.

      Anyway, onward and upward. 7PM. Time for GA results to come in.

    280. EML says:

      7:01 PM
      CNN declares that Stacey Abrams has been elected the next governor of Georgia.

    281. jason says:

      How did they not let voters decide? Did they cheat?”

      Yes. They are scumbags that released a “sex tape” a few day before the election, probably by paying for it. It may be legal, but I think it stinks.

      They didn’t let the voters decide, they engaged in character assassination to throw the election to their backroom chosen candidate.

      And I didn’t say they were not “not allowed to spend money”, I said they should be spending money to defeat Dems, not fellow Rs. I think what they did was despicable.

      And I say this as someone who was never a fan of Cawthorn, I wouldn’t have voted for him in the primary and I don’t like his brand of politics.

      But I know a scumbag political hit job when I see it. To me, the ends don’t justify the means.

    282. Tgca says:

      274

      Jadon is correct. It’s not unusual to forget if you travel a lot.

      A few years back, a single mother from PA drive over the bridge into NJ with a properly licensed gun in her car which was legal in PA.

      She was stopped in NJ and when she informed police she went through hell for a mandatory 3 year jail sentence in NJ. Had it not been for the outcry by gun advocates and Christie pardoning her, she would have spent 3 years in jail simply for driving into another state with it.

      When I traveled from northeast to Florida by car which I did often, I kept my gun in a locked box in the trunk with an empty magazine or else I could be prosecuted in certain states.

    283. jason says:

      No one is defending Cawthorn’s behavior. We are challenging the unethical behavior and unjust influence a senator and his friends are engaging in attempts to unseat a candidate instead of letting the voters decide.”

      The tofu and desiccated tree bark eater is 100% correct.

      There is a right and a wrong here. Tillis and the NC GOP were wrong.

    284. Tgca says:

      283

      Abrams elected Gubbernor of a state she mocks and lacks respect for.

      Not surprising!

      Can she now dismantle the GA GOP leadership now and replace it with a bunch of trannies!

    285. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10850557/Active-shooter-loose-Texas-elementary-school-campus-plunged-lockdown.html

      I will probably skip Biden’s speech. Useless politicized words.

      Nothing will ever change. A few days of talking points and video of funerals. Until the next time.

    286. Wes says:

      Lying Jason, where did I attribute the “fine to do” phrase to you as a quote?

      Post the damn comment or admit you’re a pathological liar.

    287. Tgca says:

      286

      Ok. That mock was funny!

      I give you that…you…you…you…ABORTION supporter.

    288. Tgca says:

      289

      Still at WESCON 4.

      Will we get to WESCON 3 soon?

      Time will tell.

    289. jason says:

      I have a card that tells me what states recognize my permit. I can drive to Idaho from here if I avoid Illinois, or to Florida if I avoid MD and SC. But I have to be careful with MD, I am only 25 minutes from the border and if I get stopped with the weapon I would be in real trouble.

    290. Tgca says:

      Ok. I got to go walk my pooch around the lake and look at all the cute baby duckies before sunset hits.

      We have strict rules with security to not let anyone from PA through or we might get a bunch of duckie nuggets on the illegal dinner menu.

      Text me if we get to WESCON 3 please.

    291. Tina says:

      After the $40 billion + grift.

      WEF Detainee Poso
      @JackPosobiec
      · 11h
      Notice the rhetoric shift

      Now both the NY Times Editorial Board and Henry Kissinger at the WEF are both calling for a negotiated peace for Ukraine even it it means ceding territory to Russia

    292. Tgca says:

      The Sewer State gun laws are ridiculous.

      You can’t even have an unloaded gun in the car unless it’s locked in the truck or a lock box.

      Anything above 10 bullet magazine is illegal. I had to get rid of my 17 cartridge mag when I moved back to the Sewer State. I purchased two 17 cartridge mags when I moved back to Floreedah.

      You never know when you’ll need 17 bullets to stop a gator or some crazed meth head trannie attacking you for refusing to acknowledge their preferred pronouns.

    293. Wes says:

      Kemp and Walker are up big in early–though admittedly small–returns in GA.

    294. Bitterlaw says:

      Considering that Kissinger and the members of the NYT Editorial Board don’t live in Ukraine, did not have family or friends murdered, tortured, imprisoned, or raped by Russians in Ukraine, and have not lost property in Ukraine, I hope the Ukrainians tell them to F off and make no concessions until every Russian military unit is back in Russia.

    295. jason says:

      I have modest ambitions on tonight’s primaries.

      I hope scumbag Raffensperger loses and I hope Britt wins big.

      Supposedly many Dems are going to crossover hoping to help Raffensperger, let’s see if that really happens.

    296. jason says:

      Considering that Kissinger and the members of the NYT Editorial Board don’t live in Ukraine, did not have family or friends murdered, tortured, imprisoned, or raped by Russians in Ukraine, and have not lost property in Ukraine, I hope the Ukrainians tell them to F off and make no concessions until every Russian military unit is back in Russia.”

      Damm, I wish I had written that. But heck, not a famous writer like Bitter.

    297. jason says:

      Of course I would rather have Perdue than spineless weakling Kemp, but I understand Kemp has been a pretty good governor overall and kept GA open as much as possible during pandemic.

      d

    298. EML says:

      TIL Paul Broun is trying to make a comeback.

    299. jason says:

      Oz won the provisional votes, now up 1030.

      200 military votes remain plus the undated ballots.

      Some counties are counting them separately, maybe after McCormick sees they won’t help him either he will concede.

    300. EML says:

      Ranking of who is furthest ahead in reporting:

      DDHQ
      Politico
      Georgia Secretary of State
      USA Today

    301. EML says:

      Obviously it’s early, but Kemp is smashing everywhere. Over 70%. Ahead in every county.

    302. Wes says:

      DDHQ calls it for Kemp.

    303. EML says:

      Wow, that’s quick. Blowing the polls out of the water.

    304. Wes says:

      I haven’t seen a call for Walker yet, but he should get it soon.

    305. EML says:

      Raffensperger moves over 50% for the first time.

    306. EML says:

      Politico has called it for Herschel

    307. Tina says:

      Yay hee haw vs jabba

      What about ratzberger. Did he lose? That is the bigger pos here

    308. Tina says:

      Herschel is my favorite R running this cycle.

    309. Tina says:

      @SHEPMJS
      @shepmjs
      ·
      5h
      Day 490 of his presidency President Biden has the lowest approval rating of any president since records were kept going back to 1945.

      Via Nate Silver; scroll down at link
      https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/biden-approval-rating/

    310. EML says:

      I would say…very funny results from Walton County, GA across the board. The entire county registered 51K votes in the 2020 election, but according to all the reporting sites, they have already surpassed that amount in this primary election. Raffensperger leads Hice 26.6K-20.7K. Something is amiss.

    311. EML says:

      According to Politico, 74,133 votes have been counted in Walton County between the Republican and Democratic primaries. Total Voting Age Population according to the 2020 census: 73,098.

    312. Robbie says:

      LOL! It’s a whuppin’ for Trump’s endorsements in Georgia.

    313. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 24, 2022 at 7:33 pm
      Of course I would rather have Perdue than spineless weakling Kemp

      – The spineless wimp who enacted loads of conservative legislation (including election reform) and didn’t fold in the face of the national media’s insane and dishonest attacks on his voting bill.

      You’re such a clown.

    314. mnw says:

      FEED me! It’s election night! I can’t bear to be ignored, OK?

      PLEASE rise to the bait I throw out. PLEEZE! I’m begging you.

      I won’t be here to fascinate your intellect with “LOL!” unless you help me!

    315. Robbie says:

      Bill Scher
      @billscher
      There is no Republican Trump has publicly attacked more than Kemp. He said Stacey Abrams “might very well be better.” He engineered Purdue’s entry in the race & nudged Vernon Jones out it. Yet Trump’s scheme belly flopped. This is total humiliation for the supposed party leader.

    316. jason says:

      Day 490 of his presidency President Biden has the lowest approval rating of any president since records were kept going back to 1945.”

      No wonder Amoral Scumbag is unhinged.

    317. Bitterlaw says:

      Death toll rises to 18 children and 1 adult. Shooter was also killed. Hope he suffered.

      Pain beyond enduring for family and friends.

    318. jason says:

      Herschel is my favorite R running this cycle”

      And endorsed by Trump!

      According to Amoral Scumbag that makes him a “turd”.

    319. EML says:

      Texas giving a lesson to these clown shows on how to count votes.

    320. Robbie says:

      Erick Erickson
      @EWErickson
      Just about every “stop the steal” Republican is getting rejected by Republicans in Georgia tonight. The message is voters want to move forward, not settle Trump’s grievances for him.

      – Jason fraud hardest hit.

    321. Wes says:

      Raffensperger is over 50% against Hice. Hice may force a runoff, but Raff will be the frontrunner given the general distribution of the vote since Hice is winning almost exclusively in areas around his district.

    322. EML says:

      In TX-28, Cisneros is crushing Cuellar 85-15. In the R primary, Cassy Garcia leads 66-34. Definitely pick up opportunity with Cisneros as the D candidate.

    323. Bitterlaw says:

      Many bodies are still lying in the school where they fell.

    324. mnw says:

      312 Tina

      Nope, that’s impossible. After Truman relieved MacArthur in 1951, Truman’s JA was 19, per Gallup. When Truman left office at the end of 1952, his JA was 31, according to Gallup, in the final poll of Truman’s presidency.

    325. EML says:

      Ken Paxton leading George P Bush 66.5-33.5

    326. Tina says:

      Did they figure out if the shooter was an illegal alien.

      I bet faux news won’t touch that.

      And give it 3 days. We will find out that the corrupt fib knew about the shooter.

    327. Dan says:

      “Phil says:
      May 24, 2022 at 5:53 pm
      Biden will be flying down to Texas. Right?
      Oh wait. He only does the white kills blacks gigs.
      Never mind.”

      What a truly putrid and vile comment. Purely racist as well. Congrats on being Exhibit A on what is wrong in the nation right now this evening. Unequivocally. Someone truly failed to teach you basic morals when bringing you up. Quite seriously. smh

    328. Tina says:

      Mnw I believe the tweet says at day 490.

      Not counting that silverfish is remotely right.

      But he is at 34% and everything is crumbling.

      I believe mute 43 was at 25% when he left office and his disastrous presidency.

    329. EML says:

      Nope, that’s impossible. After Truman relieved MacArthur in 1951, Truman’s JA was 19, per Gallup. When Truman left office at the end of 1952, his JA was 31, according to Gallup, in the final poll of Truman’s presidency.
      =========================
      Since you were alive when it happened, you should know that Harry S Truman became president on April 12, 1945. 490 days later was August 15, 1946.

    330. Tina says:

      The bush name is trash in Texas.

      They cannot win anymore. Not even dog catcher.

      People are tired of their fake conservatism

    331. jason says:

      A lot of the rural vote still to come. Won’t help Perdue but Ratzenberger is running 22 points behind Kemp. I don’t think he will get 50%.

    332. EML says:

      The erroneous vote totals from Walton County have now been pulled from all reporting sites.

    333. jason says:

      What a truly putrid and vile comment.”

      No Dan Troll, the only putrid excrement here is your drive by, to exploit the death of children for political gain.

      Go back to your cesspool where you came from.

    334. jason says:

      In TX-28, Cisneros is crushing Cuellar 85-15.”

      Actually it is 52-48.

    335. jason says:

      Erick Erickson
      @EWErickson
      Just about every “stop the steal” Republican is getting rejected by Republicans in Georgia tonight. The message is voters want to move forward, not settle Trump’s grievances for him.

      – Jason fraud hardest hit”

      LOL, Never Trumpers quoting each other.

      How cute.

    336. EML says:

      68% reporting in TX-28 (D). Cuellar has pulled back dramatically.
      Cisneros 52%
      Cuellar 48%

    337. Tina says:

      Mtg wins

      Ga 14 called.

    338. jason says:

      The message is voters want to move forward, not settle Trump’s grievances for him.”

      BS. They are not Trump’s grievances, he will always be a billionaire.

      They should be OUR grievances, WE are the ones who got robbed and now have a President who is a complete disaster.

    339. Tina says:

      Hee Haw was not a big time disaster as governor.

      Sure he mismanaged 2020 and allowed for the consent decree. I could support him over jabba.

      I cannot support ratsburger because he mismanaged everything. He also tried to set up trump during the conference settlement with his bogus audio tape. He should be in jail. Full stop and hope he loses the general.

    340. EML says:

      Katie Britt crushing Mo Brooks 64%-15%*

      *0.1% reporting

    341. Robbie says:

      Kirk A. Bado
      @kirk_bado
      Trump is now 1-3 in competitive GOP gubernatorial primaries. His only win this cycle is Doug Mastriano in #PAGov, who already had the race wrapped up when Trump endorsed him the weekend before.

    342. EML says:

      We’ll see where it ends up, but GA R primary voters outnumbering GA D primary voters by 292K-182K ish.

    343. Tina says:

      Baris “The People’s Pundit”
      @Peoples_Pundit
      ·
      3m
      Call: Ken Paxton has defeated George P. Bush for AG in Texas.

      Side note: Poll said 2/3 would never vote for a Bush. That’s looking dead on.

    344. Tgca says:

      312

      Come on Tina! Be real. Geez!

      The only reason Biden has the lowest ratings since tracking began is because of the Pootin inflation. If it were not for that, he’d be soaring in the polls for many reasons not the least that he has created more jobs than all previous presidents combined in recent times. Over 6 million new jobs in one year. At this rate, he could hit 25 million new jobs in 4 years. Unprecedented!

    345. Tina says:

      Yup jobs that went away temporarily due to the China virus.

      This is not job growth

    346. jason says:

      Kirk A. Bado
      @kirk_bado
      Trump is now 1-3 in competitive GOP gubernatorial primaries.”

      Zzzzzz… he is like 90-4 on endorsements.

      GFY.

    347. EML says:

      Wobbly the Bushstan gloating about Trump-backed candidates losing while his boy is going down in Texas.

    348. jason says:

      I cannot support ratsburger because he mismanaged everything. He also tried to set up trump during the conference settlement with his bogus audio tape. He should be in jail. Full stop and hope he loses the general.”

      Ratsburger is good.

      Yeah, he is a veritable scumbag. Hopefully there will be a runoff.

      Note that all Amoral Scumbag wants to talk about is Trump.

      That is to continue to not have to talk about his icon Joe Biden.

    349. jason says:

      Wobbly the Bushstan gloating about Trump-backed candidates losing while his boy is going down in Texas.”

      And to Ken Paxton no less.

      That must really hurt.

    350. jason says:

      Has Amoral Scumbag mentioned that Trump endorsements propelled Vance and Oz in highly competitive senate races in OH and PA.

      Did Erick Erikson? No?

      Didn’t think so.

    351. Tgca says:

      Robbie is like the girlfriend that got dumped that cant stop venting nearly 6 years later as everyone around her rolls their eyes every time she vents.

      Trump definitely lives rent free in Robbie’s head. Nearly 6 years later and he still can’t let go.

      …and here I thought I lived rent free in Wes’s head but no competition with Robbie.

    352. Meldrim says:

      Cisneros was up huge when only Bexar and Guadalupe counties (San Antonio area) had reported, but when almost all of Webb County (Laredo) came in, Cuellar nearly pulled even. There still is a lot of Cuellar turf remaining (those heavily Hispanic counties near the border), so he might still pull it off. Cuellar certainly would be tougher to beat in the general than Cisneros, but I like the GOP’s chances even if he wins the D nomination given that Cassy García is well on her way to winning the GOP runoff (she’s up comfortably both in the San Antonio and Laredo areas).

    353. Bitterlaw says:

      I watched Biden. He started off by expressing seemingly heartfelt sadness. Then he flipped the switch to Dem talking points. Then he closed with more sadness.

    354. Wes says:

      Cellar is up by about 400 votes in TX-28.

      Heh. It’s ironic the guy who went out of his way to mention me when I wasn’t even posting is claiming to live rent free in my head.

    355. Cash Cow TM says:

      In his speech tonight consoler in chief Biden mentioned God/Lord 6 times.

      I guess it is ok for libs to mention God if you are speaking about gun violence.

      Just never allow that name to be spoken in school.

    356. jason says:

      Cuellar is tough to beat.

      Looks like he will beat the moonbat again.

      Too bad.

    357. Wes says:

      Huckabee-Sanders will be the next Governor of the Land of Clinton.

      It’s unclear if John Boozman will avoid a runoff in AR-Sen though he seems to be in good shape to do so.

    358. Phil says:

      I think Cuellar will win his primary race. All the remaining votes are same day votes which favor Cuellar. He will be the heavy favorite in November. The loon would have lost.

    359. jason says:

      Trump definitely lives rent free in Robbie’s head. Nearly 6 years later and he still can’t let go.”

      I would feel sorry if it was just that he was sick in the head.

      But he is a lowlife of a human being to boot. It must be tough going through life without one shred of a moral compass.

      I can’t feel sorry for him.

    360. jason says:

      Huckabee-Sanders will be the next Governor of the Land of Clinton.”

      That will unhinge Amoral Scumbag further…

    361. jason says:

      There is no more loyal Trump soldier than Sarah Huckabee.

      She is Trump endorsed, let’s update Amoral Scumbag’s score to 3-2.

    362. EML says:

      Sarah Huckabee-Sanders will be the next Governor of Arkansas. Big loss for Trump.

      — Wobbly

    363. EML says:

      The Trump-backed candidate for TX Public Lands Commissioner also crushing today. It would seem every Trump backed candidate in Texas has won their primary.

    364. Wes says:

      Cuellar still has his ethics issues, Phil. I wouldn’t call him a heavy favorite yet.

    365. EML says:

      The gap has been closing in GA-02 (R) primary. Currently Jeremy Hunt is behind Chris West by just 37.0%-32.7%. Maybe it’s just me, but I think in a black majority district, the GOP would be better off running a black candidate. Let’s go Hunt.

    366. Phil says:

      Yep, a 6 year obsession with Trump……

      And I thought Glen Close was the ultimate in obsessing on one person.

      Weird, man.

    367. Phil says:

      Sanders will make a great governor of Arkansas. What a monumental improvement over the RINO they have now.

    368. EML says:

      Cuellar still has his ethics issues, Phil. I wouldn’t call him a heavy favorite yet.
      ==============================
      Eh, what I would say about that is that many Cuellar primary voters would vote for the Republican over Cisneros in November. None of the Cisneros voters would ever vote for a Republican. Cuellar makes it a much more difficult win. But, if we win that district, we are at about 250 seats anyway.

    369. Wes says:

      Boozman widens his lead. He will have to do remarkably worse in the rest of the state to go to a runoff.

    370. EML says:

      I understand that there are more competitive races on the Republican side, but the total vote count in GA-02 right now is 29K (R) to 17K (D).

    371. Wes says:

      Raff hits 51%. He may avoid a runoff. This would be a huge polling fail regardless of whether it goes to a runoff.

    372. Robbie says:

      Brendan Buck
      @BrendanBuck
      Georgia underscores one of Trump’s big problems if/when he runs again. He, of course, won’t be able to let go of the 2020 nonsense, and nobody wants to hear his whining about it anymore.

      – Thems is fightin’ word to Jason fraud.

    373. jason says:

      It would seem every Trump backed candidate in Texas has won their primary.”

      Amoral Scumbag is over trying to find a quote from a Never Trumper he can regurgitate here.

    374. jason says:

      BINGO!

    375. mnw says:

      Tina

      I guess “Day 490” is the key, then. That’s called “cherry picking.” It’s misleading! Like that fool at RRH (“Dave in MD”) who keeps telling everyone that the Dow was higher on Biden’s inauguration day than it is now. Who cares? And who cares about Day 490?

      Truman always said he thought history would treat his presidency better than the Gallup polls, & he lived long enough to see that happen.

    376. EML says:

      Jody Hice only winning in his congressional district. It would seem all of the other noise didn’t matter.

    377. jason says:

      Raff hits 51%. He may avoid a runoff. This would be a huge polling fail regardless of whether it goes to a runoff.”

      I am looking at the counties. There seems to be a swath of Hice counties not reporting but I have no idea how many votes are there.

      On the other hand Chatham and DeKalb have hardly any vote in, but these are not big R counties.

      I am looking at Kemp’s percentage, if he falls under 71% then Ratsburger will fall under 50, he seems to be running exactly 21 points behind Kemp.

    378. Wes says:

      Raff continues to hold steady about 51%. I’m beginning to wonder if there are enough votes left to force him below 50%.

      Fun fact:

      Walker got about 80,000 votes than Warnock in their respective primaries despite the fact that Warnock took 96% for renomination while Walker got 69% in his primary.

      Things don’t look good for the fluke Senator.

    379. EML says:

      Total primary votes so far in GA-Sen
      Rep 589K
      Dem 304K

      Enthusiasm gap once again obvious.

    380. Tgca says:

      Texas teen killer is being reported as transgender with accompanying pics.

      If this is true…this is not good for the Dems, Hollywood, and the MSM that jumped the gun on this shooting.

      The last thing they want is a tranny to be responsible for killing nearly 20 young kids.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/two-children-dead-13-shot-at-texas-elementary-school/

    381. EML says:

      Also an interesting primary in the open GA-10 seat. 5 candidates above 10%. Mike Collins leads with 26%, followed by the Trump-endorsed Vernon Jones at 21%. Again, I think it helps the GOP by electing black candidates like Jones, but we’ll see where the runoff goes.

    382. jason says:

      Raff continues to hold steady about 51%. I’m beginning to wonder if there are enough votes left to force him below 50%.”

      Some of the bigger counties where he had a big lead are mostly in. But there are a lot of small counties where he is over 50% too, so that is not helping Hice.

      Best hope for Hice is there are about 15 counties in the area he is leading with zero count.

      I think the theory that some dems might have crossed over in areas where there was no Dem competitive primary may hold some water, and it would explain some of the polling error.

    383. jason says:

      Alabama Senate

      Britt 44.4
      Brooks 28.9
      Durant 24.1

      14% in

    384. EML says:

      Arkansas now in line to become the only state with a female Governor and female Lt. Gov.

    385. EML says:

      GA-02 (R) getting tighter by the minute. Currently West leads Hunt 34.7%-33.5%.

    386. Robbie says:

      John Couvillon
      @WinWithJMC
      Now we have 583K votes counted. Raff is 56% in metro Atlanta and 49% outstate. Because very little of metro Atlanta has reported in the last 100K, Im going to make a call……

      SECRETARY OF STATE RAFFENSPERGER WINS IN PRIMARY

      – We’ll see if Raffensperger ultimately holds above 50%, but LOL! What a massive fail for MAGA daddy in Georgia if Raffensperger does stay over 50%.

      I guess Trump sabotaging the two Republican senators wasn’t such a good idea.

    387. EML says:

      It is really difficult to reconcile these GA primary turnout numbers and put them into perspective because 2020 was just such an extreme outlier (and not to be a conspiracy theorist, but there may have been some shenanigans).

      2022 primary turnout (so far)
      R – 746K
      D – 395K

      2020 Sen primary turnout (D win)
      R – 992K
      D – 1.2M

      2016 Sen primary turnout (R win)
      R – 578K
      D – 310K

      2014 Sen primary turnout (R win)
      R – 605K
      D – 327K

    388. mnw says:

      This is one of the best nights of my life! The only place I get showered with attention is here! By all my friends at HHR!

      I am SOMEBODY! Think you, thank you, THANK you!

      Keep it up, & I promise you some more of my super wit! LOL!

    389. EML says:

      Jeremy Hunt has moved ahead of Chris West in GA-02. 34.2-33.2. It’s going to runoff, but this is good news for the GOP. Also good news is that R primary votes are still ahead of D primary votes here.

    390. jason says:

      Hice finally gets to 34%, but now only 25% to go. Hice is only winning about 25 counties, it will depend on the 12 or so additional counties he is likely to win that still have 0 votes. Small counties not sure it will dilute Ratsburger’s count to less than 50%.

      Looks bleak for Hice. This is one race that IS a blow to Trump, no way to sugarcoat it, its only a SOS race but in my view nobody did more to depress the R vote and elect Warnock and Ossoff than Ratsburger.

    391. EML says:

      Total votes in GA-02
      R (63.33% reporting) – 43,559
      D (64.29% reporting) – 36,809

    392. jason says:

      I guess Trump sabotaging the two Republican senators wasn’t such a good idea.”

      Trump campaigned hard for them and went to GA twice for rallies.

      Ratsburger is the one who depressed the R vote by failing to stop the stealing in Fulton and other counties.

      But I agree with Amoral Scumbag on this one. Trump has a lot wins on endorsements, but Hice was not one of them.

    393. Phil says:

      Hmm.

      With 78% of the vote in it appears Cuellar is in deep trouble.

      So much for the same day vote going Cuellar’s way. It did during the first round. He’s down around 2300 votes.

      If this goes the way it’s going now it appears the GOP will have an excellent shot at this seat.

    394. EML says:

      USA Today has it at 77% reporting
      Cisneros 54%
      Cuellar 46%

    395. jason says:

      Looks like Cuellar wins again.

      If he beats the R he should switch parties. He is a pariah among the Dem establishment and Hispanics are trending R.

    396. Tina says:

      16% satisfied with country’s direction.

      Gallup

    397. jason says:

      CNN still has Cuellar ahead, but they have not updated the percentage. I guess USA Today has a more updated count.

    398. jason says:

      The Dems last week were going to be saved by abortion. This week they think they will be saved by gun control.

    399. Robbie says:

      Rich Lowry
      @RichLowry
      A righteous victory for Brian Kemp, who did the right thing in 2020 under incredible pressure and turned back Trump’s attempted vendetta in crushing fashion based on his sterling record, courage, and political sure-footedness

      He’s done his state, his party, and his family proud

    400. Phil says:

      The 77% in just doesn’t look right in the 28th. Less than half the votes tabulated compared to the total votes cast in the first round. If the 77% is correct then there was a massive lessening of the vote during the runoff.

    401. EML says:

      The TX elections page just updated with Cuellar 52 Cisneros 48, but with no percentage reporting numbers. Not sure who to believe at this point.

    402. jason says:

      Brooks only winning 3 counties. Durant one. The rest are Britt.

      Britt 44.5% 133,797
      Brooks 28.9% 87,030
      Durant 23.7% 71,411

      43%

    403. EML says:

      Wobbly is so sad and pathetic. Are we sure he is not also Proud Obamacon?

    404. Robbie says:

      Looks like Katie Britt is going to come oh so close to avoiding a runoff against Mo(ron) Brooks.

      It will be interesting to see if MAGA daddy decides to re-endorse Brooks.

      Why go with a young, attractive conservative woman when you can nominate an old turd? It’s dumb enough Trump will do it.

      Britt would be a great addition to the Republicans in the Senate.

    405. EML says:

      Should also be noted that Brooks’ 3 counties are in his congressional district.

    406. Wes says:

      With 81% in, Raff is at 51.4%. It’s not looking good for Hice.

    407. Tina says:

      GALLUP Poll: Just 16% of U.S. adults are satisfied with the way things are in the nation

      Country Direction
      Satisfied 16% (-6)
      Dissatisfied 83% (+6)

      Congress Approval
      Approve 18% (-2)
      Disapprove 77% (+1)

      +- changes from April poll

      05/02-05/22 / 1,007
      https://news.gallup.com/poll/393038/satisfaction-dips-biden-approval-steady.aspx

    408. jason says:

      He’s done his state, his party, and his family proud”

      Zzzz……

      He is weak, spineless and gutless.

    409. Wobbles says:

      GALLUP Poll: Just 16% of U.S. adults are satisfied with the way things are in the nation”

      Yes, but we 16% are the elite thinkers!

    410. Phil says:

      Ok, Cuellar up a couple of hundred votes with 84% in.

      Yeah, he ought to switch parties but he won’t.

    411. EML says:

      French Hill in AR-02 in a relative close fight. Winning 60-40 against a guy who raised $100K.

    412. NYCmike says:

      If Kemp and Ratburger win their primary, good for them. Politics is a tough business, if they are able to withstand the Trump tornado still win, it shows they have a connection with the voters. I hope they win the general election as well, and enforce the laws on the books the way they are supposed to.

      Of course, if Trump wins another primary season in 2024, the Republicans who laud Kemp and Ratburger now for their dismissal of Trump criticism should show the same respect for Trump and vote for him in the general election…….let’s see what happens…….

    413. Tina says:

      Phil. No more bushes.

      Trash.

    414. NYCmike says:

      “Phil. No more bushes.”

      -Hear hear.

    415. Robbie says:

      Douglas Lukasik
      @DouglasLukasik
      Trump was absolutely humiliated in Georgia tonight. Up and down the ballot, every part of the state and every place you like.

      I didn’t rule Raffensperger out but it’s a shocking result. Shocking.

    416. Phil says:

      So Raffensberger will be in charge of the vote counting again in November.

      Oh goodie. Warnock has to be thrilled.

    417. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 24, 2022 at 10:35 pm
      He’s done his state, his party, and his family proud”

      Zzzz……

      He is weak, spineless and gutless.

      – Says the keyboard warrior.

    418. Robbie says:

      EML says:
      May 24, 2022 at 10:34 pm
      Wobbly is so sad and pathetic. Are we sure he is not also Proud Obamacon?

      – There’s nothing that makes me happier in politics right now than seeing MAGA daddy’s clownish endorsements lose.

    419. Phil says:

      Yeah, Jeb’s boy lost by 35 points.

      Robbie can’t understand it.

      Bye bye Bushes.

    420. Robbie says:

      mnw says:
      May 24, 2022 at 10:20 pm
      This is one of the best nights of my life! The only place I get showered with attention is here! By all my friends at HHR!

      I am SOMEBODY! Think you, thank you, THANK you!

      Keep it up, & I promise you some more of my super wit! LOL!

      – Your tears are delicious.

    421. Phil says:

      There’s nothing that makes me happier in politics than to see MAGA endorsements lose.

      It’s all you have.

    422. jason says:

      There is an area on the middle/eastern part of the state beginning to fill in nicely for Hice, about 30 counties, but still a lot of vote out in Atlanta where Ratsburger is getting 60%.

    423. Phil says:

      ‘Best night of my life”

      LOL

      Seriously?

      That’s just sad.

    424. jason says:

      There’s nothing that makes me happier in politics right now than seeing MAGA daddy’s clownish endorsements lose.”

      When you are a small minded scumbag with the moral compass of a floating turd I guess this is what you live for.

      Of course since 95% of his endorsements win, Amoral Scumbag’s moments of rapture are fleeting.

    425. EML says:

      In yet another flip-flop, Cisneros back up 52-48
      Cisneros 15,710
      Cuellar 14,724

    426. Wes says:

      Based on her vote distribution, Britt should win her runoff easily.

    427. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      May 24, 2022 at 10:47 pm
      Yeah, Jeb’s boy lost by 35 points.

      Robbie can’t understand it.

      Bye bye Bushes.

      – I can absolutely understand it. The Bush name is as low as it has ever been.

      More importantly, I have not said anything about George P Bush or this race.

      I guess I was for him in the sense that I wanted to see Paxon lose since he is so clearly corrupt.

      But if it makes you feel better to attack the Bushes on a day when your MAGA daddy got embarrassed, go for it.

    428. Tina says:

      I am happiest when a D wins.

      -Jebot

    429. jason says:

      CNN

      TX 28
      Cuellar 51.7% 20,940
      Cisneros 48.3% 19,542

      81%

    430. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      May 24, 2022 at 10:50 pm
      There’s nothing that makes me happier in politics than to see MAGA endorsements lose.

      It’s all you have.

      – And all you have is mocking the Bushes.

    431. Phil says:

      Jeb’s offspring carried 1 of 254 counties.

      Care to guess which one?

      Travis (Austin).

      Tells you all you need to know.

    432. jason says:

      I don’t think Cisneros was ever up as much as USA Today had her. Some kind of error.

    433. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      May 24, 2022 at 10:51 pm
      ‘Best night of my life”

      LOL

      Seriously?

      That’s just sad.

      – Just be clear, I never wrote that. That was mnw imaging (at least I think) what he’d think I’d say.

      I was mocking him that he’s got nothing better to do than worry about what I might think.

    434. Phil says:

      ….and I’m enjoying the hell out of, Jebot.

    435. Robbie says:

      Tina says:
      May 24, 2022 at 10:54 pm
      I am happiest when a D wins.

      -Jebot

      – You’re happiest when Putin wins.

    436. EML says:

      McBath (D) has been given the check in GA-07

    437. jason says:

      I think the only real loss tonight for Trump was the SOS race in GA. Kemp was a foregone conclusion.

      He cleaned up everywhere else.

      Sorry, Amoral Scumbag, but Trump still rules.

    438. NYCmike says:

      Robbie,

      Trump got embarrassed? His preferred candidate lost. It happens sometimes. He will roll over and see Melania. I think he will get over it.

      I am also sure that Trump doesn’t have nearly the level of hate in his soul that you do. He is much too positive a person, despite his narcissism.

      Also, funny you haven’t mentioned the Robbie Mook testimony, you know, the one which confirms what we all knew, that Trump was innocent in regard to any Russian shenanigans, and is probably one of the most honest politicians we have had in this lifetime.

    439. jason says:

      There’s nothing that makes me happier in politics than to see MAGA endorsements lose”

      Or the Dems win, of course.

    440. EML says:

      USA Today now has it at
      Henry Cuellar (D) 19,388 50.3%
      Jessica Cisneros (D) 19,172 49.7%

    441. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 24, 2022 at 10:52 pm
      There’s nothing that makes me happier in politics right now than seeing MAGA daddy’s clownish endorsements lose.”

      When you are a small minded scumbag with the moral compass of a floating turd I guess this is what you live for.

      – The guy who hated Trump’s guts every day of the 2016 campaign until the very moment he won has some thoughts.

      I can’t wait to watch you and Phil start to take shots at DeSantis if either of you start to feel he’s threatening MAGA daddy in 2024.

      You’ll be down in the bunker with Blondie the dog until the very last moment with MAGA daddy.

    442. EML says:

      GA-10 going to a runoff between Mike Collins and Trump-endorsed Vernon Jones.

    443. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 24, 2022 at 10:58 pm
      I think the only real loss tonight for Trump was the SOS race in GA. Kemp was a foregone conclusion.

      He cleaned up everywhere else.

      Sorry, Amoral Scumbag, but Trump still rules.

      – LOL. Bless your heart. He endorsed in the Georgia AG race and his candidate got wrecked.

    444. Phil says:

      OMG, the Putin card.

      LOL

      It’s Russian collusion again.

      I thought that one had finally been put to bed.

      What’s it going to take, Robbie?

    445. NYCmike says:

      Gotta say it- we should listen to the old guy, mnw, stop feeding this guy.

      What a hate-filled soul he has!

    446. NYCmike says:

      Old but wise, right, mnw!?

    447. jason says:

      Trump is still by far the preferred leader of the R party with over 90% approval. He is still a wildly successful billionaire who lives in Mar el Lago with Melania. He still has a

      Amoral Scumbag is still a bitter miserable shell of a human being whose biggest pleasure in politics, in his own words, is to see a Trump endorsed candidate lose, which is maybe like 5% of the total.

      I don’t know about anybody else, but I think Trump has the edge here…

    448. EML says:

      Total votes in GA-Sen
      Rep – 921K
      Dem – 502K

      Headed for a bloodbath in November.

    449. jason says:

      I can’t wait to watch you and Phil start to take shots at DeSantis”

      Well, but we don’t have to wait for you, do we?

      You already called him a bum, a clown and a Trump clone.

    450. Robbie says:

      Erick Erickson
      @EWErickson
      Just about every “stop the steal” Republican is getting rejected by Republicans in Georgia tonight. The message is voters want to move forward, not settle Trump’s grievances for him.

      – Not according to Jason fraud.

    451. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:02 pm
      OMG, the Putin card.

      LOL

      It’s Russian collusion again.

      I thought that one had finally been put to bed.

      What’s it going to take, Robbie?

      – I’ve been reading Tinfoil’s post on the war in Ukraine. Have you?

    452. Robbie says:

      NYCmike says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:03 pm
      Gotta say it- we should listen to the old guy, mnw, stop feeding this guy.

      What a hate-filled soul he has!

      – We didn’t stop listening to you when you went all in on Richard Mourdock in 2012 or when you went all in on the some of the Tea Party turds in 2014 like Dr. Milton Wolf or Greg Brannon.

    453. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:03 pm
      Amoral Scumbag is still a bitter miserable shell of a human being whose biggest pleasure in politics, in his own words, is to see a Trump endorsed candidate lose, which is maybe like 5% of the total.

      – To be honest, I’m quite happy. Things couldn’t be better for me. I just get loads of enjoyment watching you debase yourself with your shameless “Always Trump” views. The way you have flip flopped over the last decade has been so humorous.

      Honestly, it’s been pure comedy watching you play tough guy in this forum for Romney in 2012 and attack anyone who said he was running a crap campaign only to then turn around and hate Romney because he won’t worship MAGA daddy like you’ve decided to do.

    454. EML says:

      Gotta be excited over the turnout.

      GA-02
      R 49K
      D 41K

      GA-Sen
      R 951K
      D 508K

    455. jason says:

      Aw, cute, Amoral Scumbag could not find another Never Trumper to quote so he has to regurgitate Erick Erikson again..

    456. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag can have the SOS.

      I will take this win for Trump, much more important race.

      “Walker was the heavy favorite in Tuesday’s primary and had received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, something not everyone can claim. McConnell was reportedly resistant to endorse at first, but was eventually convinced to do so by Trump.

      The win by Mr. Walker was also considered a victory for Trump, who had reportedly encouraged him to run.

      “Herschel Walker is a friend, a Patriot, and an outstanding American who is going to be a GREAT United States Senator,” the 45th president wrote in his endorsement a week after Walker entered the race last summer. “He embodies ‘America First’ and the winning spirit of Georgia.”

    457. EML says:

      Don’t really understand why anyone engages with Wobbly. He is clearly a Democrat troll. When has he ever been excited about Republicans winning elections? Just ignore that loser.

    458. jason says:

      The way you have flip flopped over the last decade has been so humorous.”

      This is the guy who called Desantis a Trump clone, a bum and a clown but now claims he “likes” DeSantis.

      Of course, only because he views him as a threat to Trump, he would immediately dump him if was nominated and endorse the Dem like he does every election cycle.

    459. Tina says:

      Didn’t the Russian hoaxer want the bathroom floor candidate to beat Desantis?

    460. Phil says:

      ‘’You already called him a bum, a clown and a Trump clone”

      Yep.

      I can’t speak for Jason but I like DeSantis….a lot. Would gladly and enthusiastically vote for the man if he got the nomination.

      Robbie? Not so much. Robbie usually doesn’t start ragging on the Republican until he actually gets on the ballot. Robbie appears to be starting on DeSantis early……all the while trashing us for allegedly not supporting DeSantis.

      You can’t make this sh*t up.

    461. jason says:

      He is clearly a Democrat troll. When has he ever been excited about Republicans winning elections?”

      Never.

      But now he is just unhinged because there is nobody here anymore that believes anything he says.

      He is just a pathetic, bitter loser who knows his game is up.

    462. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:05 pm
      I can’t wait to watch you and Phil start to take shots at DeSantis”

      Well, but we don’t have to wait for you, do we?

      You already called him a bum, a clown and a Trump clone.

      – DeSantis is my choice in 2024. I hope he runs and doesn’t make the same mistake Christie did in 2012. I don’t know if he can beat Trump in a head-to-head primary race, though, because clowns like you would rather lose with Trump than win with DeSantis.

      By the way, DeSantis has pulled into a tie with MAGA daddy on the betting site Predict It. And he’s done than with much lower name ID. Turns out voters might just prefer a candidate who talks about the future rather than a bitter old man obsessed with the 2020 race eh lost (and he did lose the race).

    463. EML says:

      Cuellar up by 766 votes.

    464. Robbie says:

      EML says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:17 pm
      Don’t really understand why anyone engages with Wobbly.

      – Weren’t you the guy who supported all of those deadender Tea Party primary candidate who would have kept the party from winning control of the Senate in 2014 and thus left the party unable to stop the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court in 2016?

    465. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:18 pm
      The way you have flip flopped over the last decade has been so humorous.”

      This is the guy who called Desantis a Trump clone, a bum and a clown but now claims he “likes” DeSantis.

      – I thought you’d give me credit for taking a second look at DeSantis and the way he actually governed?

      I guess I was wrong, but I probably shouldn’t be surprised since you were the biggest supporter of Fauci in the forum and said Trump should give him a presidential medal of freedom.

    466. EML says:

      Cuellar up by 419 votes.

    467. jason says:

      I can’t speak for Jason but I like DeSantis”

      I do too. I think he would make a great President.

      If Trump doesn’t run, he would be the clear front runner.

      But if Trump does run, then in my view he should wait for 2028.

    468. Phil says:

      Robbie says DeSantis is his choice for 2024. So he supports a bum and a clown? Man, I’m confused.

      Bookmark Robbie’s declaration of support for DeSantis tonight.

      I promise he’ll run from it and trash the hell out of DeSantis when he is nominated.

      Guaranteed.

    469. Tina says:

      Where is the Clinton Groupie?

      Told you, Biden’s approval is down to new lows.

      The jebots come out, like flies on sheot.

    470. NYCmike says:

      “Gotta be excited over the turnout.”

      -That’s the positive spirit to offset the loonie bird!

    471. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:20 pm
      ‘’You already called him a bum, a clown and a Trump clone”

      Yep.

      I can’t speak for Jason but I like DeSantis….a lot. Would gladly and enthusiastically vote for the man if he got the nomination.

      Robbie? Not so much. Robbie usually doesn’t start ragging on the Republican until he actually gets on the ballot. Robbie appears to be starting on DeSantis early……all the while trashing us for allegedly not supporting DeSantis.

      – I’m all in on DeSantis and will vote for him without a single reservation if he’s the nominee. However, I won’t hesitate you criticize him if he runs a crappy campaign.

      In 2008 and 2012, I didn’t hesitate to criticize the campaigns McCain and Romney ran because they were both pure, unadulterated crap. You defended them at the time, but now you realize they both ran turd campaigns. You just don’t want to acknowledge I was right because I’m persona non grata with the hard right populists who now dominate this forum.

    472. jason says:

      I thought you’d give me credit for taking a second look at DeSantis and the way he actually governed?”

      Sorry, nobody is going to fall for that drivel. DeSantis governed like Trump governed. He did everything you complained about Trump doing. Like Trump, he never let the MSM set the narrative. He never gave a damm about your cherished GOP establishment. When you said he was a Trump clone, you weren’t entirely wrong, except you said it to disparage him.

      We know your M.O., you only support Rs until they are on the ballot.

      I have a better chance of winning the Lotto than the chance you would vote for DeSantis.

    473. mnw says:

      NYC

      Old, yes, God knows. I never claimed to be wise, though.

      The troll owns this blog now. It’s his. The posters who feed him must’ve wanted that result.

      On another topic, assuming they lose to the Avs (a safe assumption indeed), the B’s went exactly as far in the playoffs as they could have reasonably been expected to go. I would’ve liked to see how the series played out if Binnington hadn’t been hurt. In both of their first 2 rounds, the Avs got a playoff opponent missing its starting goalie.

    474. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:25 pm
      Robbie says DeSantis is his choice for 2024. So he supports a bum and a clown? Man, I’m confused.

      Bookmark Robbie’s declaration of support for DeSantis tonight.

      I promise he’ll run from it and trash the hell out of DeSantis when he is nominated.

      – Do it. He’s my candidate, but I remain skeptical he’s going to challenge your guy Trump.

      And you can also book it that I will not hesitate to criticize his campaign if it’s making mistakes.

      Unlike you, I feel no obligation to shill for the candidates I support. Whistling past the graveyard is not a strategy. It’s a coping mechanism.

    475. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag wants to reinvent history. His sordid campaign against Romney had NOTHING to do with “running a campaign”. It was about repeating the most vicious lies about Romney that the MSM could come up, nothing was ever too low. It was about coming here to celebrate Obama’s win, who can forget that.

      “Criticizing campaign” my ass. What an absolute low life lying scumbag.

    476. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:31 pm
      I thought you’d give me credit for taking a second look at DeSantis and the way he actually governed?”

      Sorry, nobody is going to fall for that drivel. DeSantis governed like Trump governed

      – You never know. People in this forum fell for the fact you were actually a conservative and it turned out you were nothing but a Trump groupie.

    477. jason says:

      “I remain skeptical he’s going to challenge your guy Trump.”

      Me too. I think if Trump runs he will be the nominee. DeSantis is not going to commit political suicide to challenge him.

      However, I put the odds of him running at 50/50.

    478. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:33 pm
      Amoral Scumbag wants to reinvent history. His sordid campaign against Romney had NOTHING to do with “running a campaign”.

      – LOL. I criticized Romney for his severely conservative comment and that was correct.

      I criticized Romney for going off the air in late June and July and that was the time Obama buried him.

      I said Romney’s convention was dull and wouldn’t help him and I was correct.

      I criticized Romney’s light campaign schedule in September 2012 when he was doing one event a day and I was right.

      You simply didn’t want to accept at the time that Romney was running a bad campaign and was going to lose. I even remember when you defend Stuart Stevens after I said he was doing a terrible job for Romney. How do you feel about Stevens now, fraud?

    479. Tina says:

      I won’t criticize Biden.

      -Jebot

    480. jason says:

      “Trump groupie”

      Hilarious. Let’s see….

      On this very thread.

      “Every time I read NYC’s recurring comment that by imposing blanket tariffs and engaging in stupid trade wars against most of our trading partners Trump was really fighting for “free trade” I always think of the old joke “f–king for virginity”.

      But remember, NYC claimed to be “against tariffs”. He became pro-tariff when Trump implemented them because Trump’s tariffs were better and different from all the previous tariffs.

      Rumor is that NYC went into a bathroom stall after Trump once and then claimed Trump’s crap smelled like roses, but that has not been confirmed.”

      and

      “Heh, I predicted the AFL-CIO conservatives here had zero to fear from the Biden Administration, the unions own Biden just like they owned Trump.”

      One heck of a groupie, I tell you.

    481. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:36 pm
      “I remain skeptical he’s going to challenge your guy Trump.”

      Me too. I think if Trump runs he will be the nominee. DeSantis is not going to commit political suicide to challenge him.

      – I agree with you. Trump will run, be the nominee, and lose the general election (probably to Mayor Pete).

      DeSantis will take a pass on 2024 and he’ll lose the major advantage he’s got going for him, his pushback on covid restrictions. He’ll make the same mistake Christie did in 2012. By 2028, the party will have moved on from DeSantis and found other shiny objects. That’s just the way it works.

      If DeSantis is going to run for and become president, it’s going to be in 2024. I hope he realizes that. I think he does because no one needs the $150 million he’s raised so far just to beat sad old Charlie Crist in the Florida governor’s race.

    482. Robbie says:

      Tina says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:39 pm
      I won’t criticize Biden.

      -Jebot

      – I’ve only said Biden’s got mashed potatoes for brains and he’s been a terrible president, but keep rooting against Ukraine.

    483. Tina says:

      We need a brokered convention in 2024

      -jebot

    484. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag shilled for Obama here for over a year, now claims he was only “criticizing Romney’s campaign”.

      The moral compass of a floating turd.

    485. jason says:

      – I agree with you. Trump will run, be the nominee”

      Excellent. I hope that happens.

      Now GFY.

    486. NYCmike says:

      ““Heh, I predicted the AFL-CIO conservatives here had zero to fear from the Biden Administration, the unions own Biden just like they owned Trump.””

      -Wow, even for the A-Hole, this is one of the stupider statements he has made!

    487. Tina says:

      Keep rooting for Biden, Jebot.

      Let us know if your fellow hoaxer, Swallowell, still misses Fang Fang,

    488. Robbie says:

      Chris Christie
      @GovChristie
      ·
      3h
      Enormous win tonight for @BrianKempGA. I am so proud of and happy for my friend—and just as importantly for the Georgia GOP and the people of Georgia. They were not going to kick out a great Governor or be willing participants in the DJT Vendetta Tour.

      – Well, we know Chris Chrisie is running in 2024. He can’t win and neither can Pence, but maybe they can rough up MAGA daddy enough for DeSantis to win.

    489. Robbie says:

      Tina says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:45 pm
      Keep rooting for Biden, Jebot.

      – Sorry things aren’t going the way you hoped they would in Ukraine.

      Dosvedanya, comrade.

    490. jason says:

      We need a brokered convention in 2024″

      Ah yes, brokered convention.

      That was to stop Romney BEFORE the “campaign he was only criticizing”

      Yes, smoke filled rooms to “draft Jeb”.

      Funny how you can always catch Amoral Scumbag lying about something, there are so many lies.

    491. NYCmike says:

      Binnington getting hurt was a big loss!

      Streaming the Oilers-Flames series, McDavid is some player.

      Cheers, and goodnight to all!

    492. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 24, 2022 at 11:44 pm
      – I agree with you. Trump will run, be the nominee”

      Excellent. I hope that happens.

      Now GFY.

      – And he’ll lose as well, but that may be the only way dead enders like you stop supporting Trump.

      Sadly, it seems on cyanide laced Kool-Aid ends cults and not election losses.

    493. Tina says:

      I will be rooting for Hillary in 2024.

      Jebot

    494. Phil says:

      Christie?

      LOL

      If you’re going to rough up anyone you need some clout. He’s got about as much of that as John Kasich.

    495. jason says:

      Christie is going “rough up Trump”.

      LOL

    496. Tina says:

      Christie can only rough up a buffet table.

      Him and Jabba thr hutt would be very competitive.

    497. jason says:

      -Wow, even for the A-Hole, this is one of the stupider statements he has made!”

      Damm, I can’t believe NYC doesn’t think the unions own Biden.

      Oh well..

    498. jason says:

      I will enjoy Pence and Christie trying to “rough up Trump”.

    499. jason says:

      And he’ll lose as well”

      Yeah, you said that in 2016 too.

    500. jason says:

      Alabama Senate

      Republicans 592k

      Democrats 149k

    501. CG says:

      Raffensperger for President

    502. Tina says:

      Hillary for President

      -jebot

    503. mnw says:

      Cuellar declares victory in TX-28 DEM primary: +177 votes with all pcts reporting.

    504. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      486. “I agree with you. Trump will run, be the nominee, and lose the general election (probably to Mayor Pete”

      Make me laugh. He might spend his whole presidency out on maternity leave.

    505. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      463. “This is the guy who called Desantis a Trump clone, a bum and a clown but now claims he “likes” DeSantis.”

      Had a good laugh on that one. Imagine concerned troll blew a gasket when troll central gave him the “I love DiSantis” script. Then again, their in a panic to stop Trump from becoming President again. Concerned troll may also be about the only poster on the board who longs for the return of the Bushes.

    506. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Mixed feelings for me, but Robbie could be suicidal at this moment!

      https://www.texastribune.org/2022/05/23/george-p-bush-loss-political-dynasty/

    507. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      A New York Times headline from February 27,2022:

      “Russia’s Military, Once Creaky, Is Modern and Lethal
      A significantly upgraded military has emerged as a key tool of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy, as he flexes his might around the globe and, most ominously, on the Ukraine border.”

      And people take the New York Times Bolshevik fantasies seriously?

    508. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      I have never seen a one week approval slide like the one now experienced by Biden in the new Reuters/Ipsos Poll. Last week, this poll had him at a net -8 in his approval/disapproval.

      This week -23!

    509. Gordon Allen says:

      I may have to re consider my support for DeSantis: Robbie is for him??
      Sakes alive!

    510. Bitterlaw says:

      19 dead children and 2 dead teachers.

    511. Phil says:

      So the NYT was terrified of the new ‘modern and lethal Russian military” flexing Putin’s “might” around the world.

      Ok then.

      The NYT continues to be gospel. Right up there with all the rest of their other fake news – Trump Russian collusion for six years, Hunter Biden laptop was just Russian misinformation, border guards whipping poor defenseless Haitians, West Virginia high school kids tormenting poor Native Americans. It goes on day after day after day. You got to love it.

      Yep. If the NYT prints something you can absolutely believe it.

    512. Phil says:

      Oh, and that Reuters poll that showed Biden going from -9 to -23 in approval?

      Sample was 456 Democrats 358 Republicans. LOL

      Biden at -23 when you create a fantasyland sample of D+11?

      Yikes!

    513. Gordon Allen says:

      On the other hand Jason is anti DeSantis and wants trump crowned because he’s entitled.
      Whew!! I was worried there for a bit. Not anymore.

    514. jason says:

      I may have to re consider my support for DeSantis: Robbie is for him??
      Sakes alive!”

      He is for any R not on the ballot.

      He will be here trashing him as soon as he is viewed as a threat to the Democrat.

      Don’t worry.

    515. jason says:

      On the other hand Jason is anti DeSantis”

      You are a pathological liar.

      I have always been a big DeSantis fan here.

      “I can’t speak for Jason but I like DeSantis”

      I do too. I think he would make a great President”.

      Do I think he should challenge Trump if Trump decides to run? No.

      But not because I don’t like him, but because I think the most likely outcome would be a damaged Trump and a destroyed DeSantis, or less likely, a damaged DeSantis and a destroyed Trump, neither outcome would be good for the party and would only help elect a Democrat.

      If Trump doesn’t run, I would support DeSantis. I might even support DeSantis even if Trump does run, depending on polling, but I don’t want a Trump-DeSantis primary fight.

    516. jason says:

      mnw says:
      May 25, 2022 at 1:09 am

      Cuellar declares victory in TX-28 DEM primary: +177 votes with all pcts reporting.”

      Smart. Sets the narrative. That is what Oz should have done from the get go.

    517. jason says:

      Don’t know if this is right, might not be.

      But from what I read the Tx gunman engaged cops outside the school and THEN went in the school and into a classroom, but the cops did not follow him in?

      If so they just stayed out while the guy shot everyone in the class?

    518. jason says:

      MTG won 70% of the vote in GA against a credible opponent.

      I guess the GA GOP let the voters in district decide whether she was too nutty for Congress.

      What a novel idea.

    519. Phil says:

      The cops didn’t follow him in?

      If true that’s beyond troubling.

      Thank God for that evil, xenophobic, racist border guard. How high could the body count have been?

    520. jason says:

      CG says:
      May 25, 2022 at 12:05 am

      Raffensperger for President”

      Biden Troll is slightly less dishonest than Amoral Scumbag pretending to support DeSantis.

      Anybody really think the Biden Troll won’t vote for Biden again after getting the agenda he voted for?

    521. jason says:

      The cops didn’t follow him in?”

      Don’t quote me.

      I saw a video of the shooter approaching the school door, and you can hear shots in the background. He isn’t shooting as far as I can see.

    522. jason says:

      I don;t understand why a school that size does not have an armed guard. I guess all the money goes to diversity and inclusion and woke st-ff and there isn’t any money left in the budget for guards.

    523. jason says:

      Before he became Putin’s stooge and apologist and a useful idiot featured nightly on Russian state TV this was the kind of thing that I used to watch Tucker Carlson for:

      “The President of the United States, frail, confused, bitterly partisan, desecrating the memory of recently murdered children with tired talking points of the Democratic Party. Dividing the country in a moment of deep pain rather than uniting, his voice rising, amplified only as he repeats the talking points he repeated for over 35 years in the United States Senate, partisan politics being the only thing that animates him.”

    524. Bitterlaw says:

      I was surprised that there were no guards or armed teachers/staff. It’s Texas. I would expect that there if it is done anywhere.

    525. Tina says:

      Tucker on Willies mistress

      “A Low IQ Wine Mom… Like a Dyslexic Poet”: Tucker BLASTS Kamala Harris For Speaking Gibberish Yet Again (VIDEO)

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/low-iq-wine-mom-like-dyslexic-poet-tucker-blasts-kamala-harris-speaking-gibberish-yet-video/

    526. jason says:

      Biden says nobody needs an AR-15 to kill deer.

      Notwithstanding that is irrelevant, it is also wrong.

      Many hunters use AR-15s.

    527. Cash Cow TM says:

      Very distressing about the shooting in TX.
      Senseless and sad.
      ##########################################

      News reports say he was upset he did not graduate from HS. Said he “slowly dropped out of school” and rarely attended.

      Said he was ‘bullied’ because of a lisp, his shabby clothes due to low-income family, mother was a drug addict. I think they said single parent family. Coworkers at fast food said he had an aggressive streak.

      Woke-ists will push for:
      –anti bullying legislation (WHILE OVERLOOKING THE MASSIVE BULLYING DONE BY THE LEFT BY BLM, PRO-ABORTIONISTS DEM. POLITICIANS, BULLYING ATTACKS ON ANY D AND ALL Rs WHO OPPOSE LEFTIST RUNNING ROUGHSHOD OVER EVERYOHNE ELSE AND THE CONSTITUTION, ETC.)

      –school uniforms

      –guaranteed HS graduation as a constitutional right (I AM SURE THAT RIGHT IS IN THE CONSTITUTION)

      –seize all guns (IMPRACTICAL)

      –prison-like mega costly security protections for all schools. (SUPER COSTLY)
      _______________________________________
      Will NOT push for more assets to fight drug epidemic and all the fallout from that.

      Will NOT push for things to encourage people to be married and raise kids in a two parent home.

      Will NOT push for everyone to close public schools and everyone homeschool their own kids and erase public schools as a target.

      Will NOT push for a study to find out why these shootings are done often by young white males who due to governmental policies feel increasingly alienated from society by governmental cultural policies and actions.

      *************************************
      And the leftists breathed a sigh of relief that he was NOT an illegal alien.

      And I assume he was also not a “dreamer” brought to U.S. by an illegal alien.

      And leftist breathe another sigh of relief that he did not kill all these people with a rock, knife or chipper/shreader.

    528. Phil says:

      Absolutely need armed guards. Sadly, it’s not in the budgets. My old school district was relatively small. Had security at the high school. We had four junior highs and six elementary schools where we did not. That’s ten salaried positions. Multiply that by hundreds of school districts across the state. It’s a very large budget item….that ABSOLUTELY should be a priority. If the courts have mandated that we fund hundreds of thousands of students who are illegal at nine thousand bucks a head each and every year we certainly should be able to protect our kids who are obviously vulnerable.

      On a related note, anyone wondering why there is absolutely no details about the shooting itself? We have a body count but nothing else about the movements inside the school of the shooter or how he was taken down.

    529. Phil says:

      I confess I’m ignorant on teachers being allowed to be armed in my state. I seem to remember the legislature approving such a bill but I’m not certain.

    530. Tgca says:

      There’s too much confusion on this TX shooter so waiting to see what the real facts are but from what I’ve read, he was made fun of for his clothes, wearing eyeliner, being poor, and was not able to graduate school with his peers, etc.

      He also was aggressive towards co-workers at Wendy’s it is reported.

      Who knows? Freakin’ nut case!

      If the cops waited outside while he entered a school, that would be infuriating and like what the Broward Cowards did in Parkland shooting.

      If someone goes into a school armed you don’t sit outside and wait. This is not a hostage situation. It’s an active shooter situation. It is the job of law enforcement to engage and stop an active shooter. If officers can’t do that, they should not be on the force.

    531. Tgca says:

      534

      I think your typical security guard against an active shooter is probably not workable in most cases.

      You’re right. It’s expensive if you need to have a well-trained guard at every school.

      Perhaps off duty police are better trained than a security guard.

    532. Phil says:

      Yeah, I had forgotten about the Broward County shooting. We don’t have the facts yet but it resembles that. Thank God for that evil border control guard.

    533. EML says:

      The crosstabs on that Reuters poll are kind of amazing. If this poll is to be believed (big IF), then we could be in for some huge surprises in November. The ones that are turning on him now are the ones who hated Trump the most: college-educated, suburban, women. Women disapprove of Biden more than men, if you can believe it.

      The way redistricting went, both Republicans and Democrats kind of assumed that the suburbs would continue to trend Democrat. But if this polling holds, we could be looking at districts like VA-10 being competitive. Biden won by 18 and Youngkin lost by 2. If we get to November and we’re talking about districts that Biden won by 18 as competitive, then it’s a bloodbath for Democrats.

    534. Big Joe says:

      #460, Jason-

      “So Big Joe, since you don’t normally feel compelled to spin the Dem party line here, what is your view of the Walker-Warnock race in GA?

      The bettors at Predictit have it at 60-40 Walker.”

      Jason, I am taking a macro view of 2022 and I fully expect it to be a Republican-friendly cycle. It’s just what happens in mid-terms in the current cold civil war era.

      In GA, all state-wide races are the Republicans’ to lose.

      GA does have some interesting things to consider:
      1. Suburbs went heavy for Pres. Biden in 2020 and looks anecdotally like it could be a one election phenomena. They are headed back home to the Republican party.
      2. Population migration continues into the state. This helps the Democrats but not sure if its enough to overcome the mid-term headwind effect.
      3. The Trump effect is going to be interesting. Walker won his primary but Perdue got smacked. With him endorsing Walker, but being so Anti-Kemp and Anti-Raffensperger, its sets up a strange dynamic.

      Only surprise for me was that Raffensperger won outright. This is a sign that the old school Republicans are back.

      Another tidbit is that there were rumblings of an organized effort from the Abrams campaign to ratphuck .. em I mean take the Republican ticket, and vote for Kemp / Raffensperger. I don’t have any data behind this but I’d invite anyone interested to look into this. I was surprised by Kemp’s margin and Raffensperger clearing 50% so who knows.

      Big Joe

    535. Robbie says:

      The Trafalgar Group
      @trafalgar_group
      Final @trafalgar_group #poll of #GAGov likely GOP primary voters (5/20-23). Shows large #Kemp lead. #GAPol

      51.8% @BrianKempGA
      37.7% @DavidPerdueGA
      4.8% @KandissTaylor
      1.4% Davis
      4.3% Und

      – LOL. Hopefully, some of the undeserved luster will start to come off this polling group. They had Kemp at 51.8%. Turns out that was the margin by which he beat Perdue.

    536. Robbie says:

      Pro-Trump super pollster Richard Baris in an interview last week, “Good chance Perdue forces a runoff, Kemp isn’t out of the woods”.

    537. Robbie says:

      Andrew Romano
      @AndrewRomano
      New @YahooNews @YouGovAmerica poll

      ~3x more Rs say they want candidates to focus on inflation (33%) than election fraud (12%)

      Half say Trump’s endorsement isn’t necessarily most important to them

      Both metrics have moved against Trump since January

      – In other words, relitigating 2020 isn’t even a majority position in the Republican Party. Jason fraud hardest hit.

    538. Tina says:

      Lock her up

      John Haughey
      @JFHaughey58
      ·
      1h
      Sussmann purchased “single-use flash drives for secure sharing of files” in a DC Staples on Sept. 13, 2016 for $12.90. Prosecutor Michael Keilty asks Arsenault if the purchase was billed “to a certain client?” She responded: “Hilary for America.” #SussmannTrial

    539. Waingro says:

      BOOM. 7 point swing to R’s from their poll last week.

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      2022 Generic Congressional Ballot
      Republicans 45% (+4)
      Democrats 41%

      908 LV | 5/21-5/24
      Sample: D33/I27/R27 (W)

      https://docs.cdn.yougov.com/d4z846zymi/econTabReport.pdf

    540. Waingro says:

      #541, Baris was also way off and admitted so. He thinks maybe literally all late undecideds simply went with Kemp, which I think is a bit of reach in spin.

    541. mnw says:

      Please feed me again today. Last night was wonderful! I never got so much attention in my entire life!

      I’m very close now to making this MY blog, but I still need you to respond to everything I post, so I can get over the finish line.

      LOL! LOL! LOL! I really do laugh out loud every time I type that, btw. Every time. You don’t think I’d lie about that, do you?

      So keep it up! Every response I get let’s me know you want MORE.

    542. Tgca says:

      Voters have decided the Bush’s are done.

      Trump is still widely popular with the base and the majority want him to run again.

      Trump has displaced the Bush’s in the GOP. At some point Trump will be displaced as well as that’s how things work but he is still the face of the party.

      The Bush’s are history. Kinda like the Kennedy’s.

    543. Tgca says:

      More on the troubled TX teen shooter per people who knew him.

      What a shame! A messed up kid with a bad life from a screwed up family it appears. Hate and anger seemed to have taken over and ruled his soul.

      No excuse though for his actions because regardless of his mental health, he appeared to know what he was doing. Mental health does not equate to unawareness.

      I think in many cases there’s a point of no return in saving at risk youth, especially boys in poverty. I’ve always believed that once they go too far, it’s better off for society to incarcerate them for good or if they die.

      Sounds cruel but the risk is just too great for society once they’ve gotten to that point of no return. I grew up with a few of these types that ended up in jail or an early grave and I think that was for the best.

      It’s nearly impossible to help them all based on the size and structure of our society.

      I don’t believe most of these evildoers are born that way. I think they get screwed up in life along the way.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/05/25/uvalde-texas-school-shooting-gunman/

    544. Tgca says:

      429

      Jadon exaggerates Trump successes in primary endorsements.

      It is not 95% as Jadon claims. Trump’s primary endorsement success was 100 of 106. That equates to 94.3%.

      So STOP with the exaggerations please.

    545. Wes says:

      I’m so glad George P. Bush lost last night.

      I’m not being hyperbolic when I say I would vote for Mao Zedong in a hypothetical matchup with a member of the Bush clan.

      The GWB Administration was literally among the worst in American history, so I’m glad to see his family’s political dynasty ended finally.

    546. jason says:

      Damm, I thought I was going to get away with inflating Trump’s endorsement successes.

      Tgca watches everything like a hawk you can’t slip anything by the bastard.

    547. Tina says:

      The Reverend-Doctor John Ocasio-Nolte
      @NolteNC
      ·
      23m
      Maybe instead of sending $55 billion to Ukraine, we could use that mine to keep school children.

      Oh but Democrats will never protect schoolchildren. They need these massacres to justify disarming us.

    548. jason says:

      So Trump is 100-106?

      Amoral Scumbag hardest hit.

      Of course more people are going to be concerned about the rampant inflation caused by Amoral Scumbag’s icon Joe Biden than the election results of 2020.

      What is funny is that Amoral Scumbag never had one negative comment about inflation, it all has to do with how things relate to Trump.

      You have to be one heck of a lowlife scumbag and pathetic loser to have that much TDS.

    549. mnw says:

      Cow

      Good news for US! The rest of these posters are cued!

      “Because smallpox vaccination was phased out gradually & ended decades ago, only those over 50 still enjoy some immunity to monkeypox.

    550. Tina says:

      The Russian hoaxer never even called for fraudci to be fired. Biden has had almost 2 years to fire him.

    551. Phil says:

      Well, that was classy, Beto.

      Unbelievable.

      just when you thought you’d seen everything in politics.

    552. Tina says:

      Yesterdays speech was a disaster. This guy just has hate in him.

      aze
      @mazemoore
      · 21m
      June, 2016. Biden speaks to the Sandy Hook families.

      He admits that the Obama Admin didn’t get anything done on gun safety. He blames the Bush / Gore election and claims Gore actually won.

      He says he walked along the waterfront asking fishermen if deer have kevlar vests.

    553. Phil says:

      Desperation. I can’t imagine how Beto thought that was a good idea.

    554. Wes says:

      Regarding Trump’s endorsements, while he can claim a high number of victories, much of that comes from padding by endorsing entrenched incumbents such as Michael Crapo (R-ID), who would have won in a landslide whether Trump endorsed him or not, or candidates such as Doug Mastriano (R-PA), who were leading before Trump endorsed.

      The real test of Trump’s endorsements is in at least theoretically contested races where his endorsement was a boom or bust.

      Clearly J. D. Vance (R-OH), Dr. Oz (R-PA), Ted Budd (R-NC), and most notably Herschel Walker (R-GA) benefited heavily. Ironically Mo Brooks (R-AL) actually did better after Trump publicly disendorsed and snubbed him than before, though given Trump’s spotty record in the Yellowhammer State with Tommy Tuberville being his only high-profile success, maybe that’s to be expected. Further his endorsements for NE-Gov and IA-Gov were clearly not helpful at all.

      In TX yesterday, all Trump endorsers won. In GA, where Trump intervened notably because of his vendetta against Kemp and Raffensperger, Walker won the nomination for Senate while the GAGOP went with his choice for LG. Trump, however, suffered an embarrassing string of defeats in races he was personally invested in. All of Trump’s endorsements for Governor, AG, SoS, and Insurance Commissioner failed against incumbents.

      I haven’t looked at all Trump’s endorsements, but from what I can tell, in contested primaries–the real metric of his influence as opposed to the padding of including candidates whose victories are already guaranteed–he holds about a 64% success rate, though the losing side of his endorsements includes some losses where Trump was heavily invested in a win.

      Overall, I’d call his endorsements something of a mixed bag. He has more wins than losses, but some of the losses are clear embarrassments for him.

    555. jason says:

      Hey Big Joe, appreciate the GA analysis.

      “Another tidbit is that there were rumblings of an organized effort from the Abrams campaign to ratphuck .. em I mean take the Republican ticket, and vote for Kemp / Raffensperger.”

      Yes, I knew about that and mentioned here yesterday. Some leftwingers were promoting it as a way to embarrass Trump. It might have kept Ratsburger above 50% but given the margin he would have won the runoff anyway.

      However, these people were unlikely to vote for Walker. I compared the R Senate vote to the R governor vote and there were only about 25k more votes on the Governor race. That tells me the crossover was small and would not have made any difference.

    556. Tina says:

      What did beta male do?

    557. Phil says:

      Made a complete ass of himself at the most inappropriate time.

      I urge all liberals all over the country to donate to Beto’s campaign. Ignore all other races and give til it hurts to Beto.

    558. Tina says:

      That race is over with.

      What an embarrassment.

    559. Tina says:

      I will send $$$ to Beto

      -Jebot

    560. Phil says:

      The race was over before this, Tina.

      Beto just sealed it.

    561. Tina says:

      Phil exactly.

    562. Tina says:

      Greg Price
      @greg_price11
      · 25m
      BREAKING: Beto O’Rourke just disrupted Greg Abbott’s press conference on the school shooting in Texas.

      A Sheriff calls him a “sick son of a bitch.”
      Show this thread

    563. jason says:

      He has more wins than losses, but some of the losses are clear embarrassments for him.”

      Whatever. The MSM and the Trump haters and the Never Trumpers want to make a big deal of any “losses” as if the candidates and the campaigns are irrelevant, only Trump matters. But when there is a race won where he mattered, then they will say it didn’t matter. He is 100-106 in endorsements, that a damm good record. I don’t believe in cherry picking the wins and losses as far as which are “important”, which were “locked in”. Despite the hype, GA SOS is not a high profile race and you can use the same argument that Perdue was never a factor Trump or no Trump. But if you want to make it about “high profile” then the Ohio Senate and the PA Senate were the highest profile races where Trump’s endorsements were instrumental in the results.

    564. jason says:

      Awww, the Texas Observer is very unhappy…

      “Anti-Abortion Democrat Henry Cuellar Appears to Prevail Despite FBI Cloud.”

    565. jason says:

      Beto is not unique.

      Just about every other Democrat wants to use the death of these children to further their political agendas.

      They are just as sick.

    566. jason says:

      After being burned twice, Schumer learns his lesson.

      “Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) told colleagues on the Senate floor Wednesday that he will not immediately bring gun-control measures to the floor in the wake of two mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, because he doesn’t expect them to muster enough Republican votes to pass.

      Instead, the Democratic leader said he will wait for Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and other members of his caucus to try to negotiate a bipartisan compromise with Republicans on a measure that has a better chance of securing 60 votes to overcome a filibuster.”

    567. jason says:

      The problem is most of the Dems are not going to agree to any reasonable proposal.

      They are going the route of abortion, voting rights and BBB.

      All or nothing.

    568. Tgca says:

      552

      Tgca watches everything like a hawk you can’t slip anything by the bastard.

      Yep! I know you’ll find it hard to believe but that’s why some people find me annoying.

      I have a gift for sifting through the details and smoking out the BS.

    569. Phil says:

      Actually, it was the mayor of Uvalde who called Beto a sick SOB and told him to leave.

      Honestly, who is the consultant or campaign advisor who told Beto this would be a good idea?

      I’m not even sure this stunt would have flown politically in a blue state. In Texas?

      Uh, no. It’s called overplaying your hand…very badly.

    570. jason says:

      State Farms eats crow. But I respect any woke company that apologizes. I don’t use State Farm, but I wouldn’t cancel my policy once they apologized.

      “In the last 24 hours, Michael and I have heard from many of you; he and I have been in constant communication about our participation in a book program with GenderCool. First and foremost, I want you to hear directly from me that we made a mistake with our involvement in this program – and we’re sorry. As soon as we fully understood the issue Monday morning, the first decision we made was to cease our involvement with this organization. Let me be clear, our position is that conversations with children about gender and identity need to happen at home.

      Our philanthropic budget is $60 million annually and we work hard to deploy those dollars to causes that are important to our customers, agents, and employees. As much as we would like to be aware of every program and involved in every decision, it’s simply not possible as most of these gifts are small. In this case, it was $40,000.

      However, we recognize even small decisions can have a big impact and we’re taking the necessary steps so nothing like this happens again. I’m sorry you and your teams are having to spend time on this issue. We’ll provide a link today to a statement that you can share with customers. I wanted to address it this morning because I know this is a distraction for you and your offices.

      Thank you for everything you do to serve our customers… and especially for what you’re doing right now.”

    571. Wes says:

      When did you have your brain removed and replaced with rat droppings, Jason?

      You brag about how much control Trump supposedly has over the GOP. Then when someone presents you with actual analysis of how well Trump’s endorsements have done, you, being a moron, can’t actually make a response but have to go with a valid whatever as a response.

      You claim GASOS is not a high-profile race–which ordinarily would not be the case had Trump not spent the last two years attacking Kemp and Raffensperger because he lost. Trump made the office something it wouldn’t have been otherwise becauseof his inabilityto move past 2020. You woul have been crowing had Hice held Raffensperger to a runoff or beaten him outright. That didn’t happen, so you have to pretend Hice’s loss was no big deal, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding.

      You are as stupid as you are a liar. You could have actually made some kind of cogent response, but that would have required an intelligence level you will never achieve.

    572. Tgca says:

      577

      Evidently my threat to cancel my two policies totaling about $1,500 annually had State Farm shaking in their boots.

      *taps self on back*

    573. Wes says:

      Evidently Beto was angling for that MSNBC gig he probably has lined up after the election early.

    574. Tgca says:

      People! Listen up!

      We are officially at WESCON 4.

      I repeat!

      We are at WESCON 4.

      We continue to monitor this situation and will keep you abreast of any dire changes so be alert.

    575. jason says:

      Zzz….wes comes up with his own artificial TDS “formula” on Trump’s endorsement based on smoke and mirrors and Dem talking points and wants everyone to accept it.

      Called on the turd sandwich he serves up as “actual analysis (actually a bunch of TDS horsecrap) he whines like a stuck pig.

      Hilarious.

    576. jason says:

      Yes, I said I wanted Ratsburger to lose re-election.

      Did I ever make a case here that this was a “high profile race”? No.

      wes lies so much he doesn’t know when he has begun or stopped lying.

    577. jason says:

      wes can’t deal with the FACT Trump is 100-106 in endorsements, so he has to write a lot of drivel and garbage to try to come up with a different “formula” that somehow shows a different result.

      It doesn’t. It’s still 100-106. Deal with it, man up, and stop whining like a little b-tch when people call you on your BS.

    578. jason says:

      People with a rational brain that can count to ten:

      Trump is 100-106 in endorsements.

      wes: buh buh buy he lost the GA SOS race. THAT is more important. He is a complete failure blah blah blah.

      Geezus. TDS is really a horrible disease.

    579. Tina says:

      Mslsd for Beta male, along with Loon Cheney,

      Or maybe Cn and N.

    580. jason says:

      Nah, no ambitions for a Greater Russia.

      “Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on simplified admission to Russian citizenship for residents of the occupied territories of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts of Ukraine’

    581. Robbie says:

      Yesh Ginsburg
      @yesh222
      Bold move by Trafalgar to try to release a race-influencing poll today. Gotta respect the hustle, gotta ignore what they say.

    582. Tgca says:

      585

      I have a technical correction to my good friend Jadon’s post. It’s 100 of 106 or 100/106 and not 100-106.

      100-106 implies 100 wins and 106 losses which would put Trump at 49% successful as opposed to 94% successful.

      Sorry! Just be annoyingly precise here.

    583. Robbie says:

      Douglas Lukasik
      @DouglasLukasik
      It is remarkable that Trafalgar just weighed in on Missouri Senate after their poor performance in PA and their 38 point miss in Georgia.

      TRAFALGAR, BARNES, AND BARIS – The grift is up fellas, better move on to the next one.

    584. jason says:

      If you read my post # 570 in response to wes’, it had no attacks on wes, didn’t insult him at all. I merely stated my view on how Trump’s endorsements should be viewed, which disagreed with his view.

      As a response I got:

      “When did you have your brain removed and replaced with rat droppings, Jason?

      You are as stupid as you are a liar”

      TDS is sad.

    585. jason says:

      Heh, Amoral Scumbag is going to the usual, cherry pick polls.

      Of course, Trafalgar, Barnes and Baris have a much better record than the agenda driven left wing MSM polls Amoral Scumbag loves.

      But I hear he is having trouble finding one he likes about Biden’s approval rating.

      But as soon as there is a Biden rescue polls one he likes, he will be here touting it faster than maggots on a horse turd.

    586. jason says:

      News you won’t hear from Amoral Scumbag.

      “Government prosecutors on Wednesday presented the jury with Michael Sussmann’s billing records, which they say prove he charged the Hillary Clinton campaign for his meeting with then-FBI General Counsel James Baker where he shared allegations of a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank.

      The prosecution’s final witness was Kori Arsenault, a paralegal with Special Counsel John Durham’s office. Arsenault worked on much of the government’s exhibits and helped to explain the records to the jury.

      The prosecution on Wednesday morning produced the record from Perkins Coie that they say proves the law firm billed “Hillary for America” for the meeting Sussmann had with Baker at FBI headquarters on Sept. 19, 2016.

      On the bill, also dated Sept. 19, 2016, the Clinton campaign is listed as the client, the time is listed as 3.3 hours, and the memo states: “work and communications regarding confidential project.”

    587. jason says:

      LOL…I guess it wasn’t even the R vote that gave Ratburger the 50%…

      “Was getting pre-election reports in GA that ~10% of “likely” Dem voters were pulling GOP ballot instead to stick it to Trump & vote Kemp/Raffensperger. Can put numbers to it soon but clearly D crossover helped embarass Perdue & seems to have pulled Raffensperger across 50% mark.”

    588. Tina says:

      InteractivePolls
      @IAPolls2022
      · 27m
      South Carolina: Winthrop University

      Senator Graham (R-SC) Job Approval
      Approve 30%
      Disapprove 50%

      Biden Job Approval (SC)
      Approve 28%
      Disapprove 59%

      Donald Trump Favorability (SC)
      Favorable 53%
      Unfavorable 44%

      https://winthrop.edu/winthroppoll/current-findings.aspx

    589. Phil says:

      Robbie going off on Baris again. Zzzzzzzz

      I’ve documented Baris’ record over the last six years in detail in several posts over the last month for Robbie’s benefit. I’m not going to waste any more of my time doing it again. The record is out there for all to see…as are all the usual MSM polls Robbie loves. You can all compare and contrast. The results are like night and day and Robbie knows it.

    590. Tgca says:

      591

      Hence, why we alerted folks we are at WESCON 4.

    591. Tgca says:

      Outrageous!

      Australia areas proposing fines of up to $75K and 2 years in jail for those breaking COVID rules.

      If the GOP takes back Congress it should ensure no support, contracts, or favored status with a totalitarian state and publicly condemn Australia.

      The US should also consider special immigration status for those wishing to flee such tyranny in Australia.

      Geez! This is Australia!!!

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/south-australia-has-gone-mad/

    592. jason says:

      The moonbats are pissed at Predictit and not taking Cisneros loss well…

      “Me im saying F cuellarI hope that corrupt sack is indicted and loses the general. a matter of fact i would follow jeff weavers strategy and run 3rd party against him.

      I would personally ensure dems are wiped out of congress until they adapt our agenda that helps working and poor people. Thats it at this point. Stay the F out of our primaries or the only seats youll be able to win will be in Manhattan and San Francisco. Its seriously time to stop playing nice with corrupt corporate stooges.

      The #1 opponent to progress in America isnt Mitch Mcconnell, or Rand Paul, or Kevin Mccarthty- Its Clyburn and Pelosi.

      Lets see them win jack without e
      us. Theyll loses so much they literally will never win again. There is enough of a progressive bloque to actually do this”

    593. jason says:

      If this guy gets his way and Tina gets her way the only Dems that will win are in NYC and San Francisco and the only Rs that will win will be like in Oklahoma and Idaho.

      The DINOS and RINOS in the rest of the country are up the creek with no paddle.

    594. jason says:

      he #1 opponent to progress in America isnt Mitch Mcconnell, or Rand Paul, or Kevin Mccarthty- Its Clyburn and Pelosi.”

      Sounds crazy right? Well here at HHR we have people who think the problem in America is “Biden’s Beotch” and “Luntz’s Tenant”.

    595. jason says:

      There is enough of a progressive bloque to actually do this”

      Where do I send the check?

      I know, I said I would not get involved in politics again, but this would be too good to pass up.

    596. jason says:

      Mo Brooks was deader than a doornail.

      Now he is given a 20% of winning. If Trump re-endorses him he would probably win.

      Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.

    597. Big Joe says:

      #561, Jason-

      Cool – yeah I’ve always been skeptical of ratf**ks / “Operation Chaos” type pursuits. And IMHO, it seems childish – but hey, that’s how politics is… yay

      Big Joe

    598. Big Joe says:

      #603, Jason-

      “I know, I said I would not get involved in politics again”

      I’m mostly out too. The only discussion worth having is how and when the Constitution will be dissolved and the 50 states become sovereign… or return to the Articles of Confederation.

      Big Joe

    599. Tgca says:

      More dirty politics. They wait until after he gets nomination to then file suit against him. Why don’t they go after Dem lawyers too for frivolous and dishonest lawsuits.

      Texas Bar Seeks to Punish AG Ken Paxton for Election Lawsuit

      The State Bar of Texas sued Wednesday to punish state Attorney General Ken Paxton for his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on claims of fraud, raising a new legal danger for the Republican the day after he secured his party’s nomination for a third term.

      https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-legal-challenges-bar-complaint/2022/05/25/id/1071532/

    600. Gordon Allen says:

      #578. Gee,Wes I thought I was tough on Jason!
      Why don’t you say what you really mean?
      K
      I’m biased so I’ll leave it there.

    601. DW says:

      Breaking:

      Biden issued an executive order today cancelling the 2022 congressional elections. Current incumbents will continue to serve indefinitely, and no elections will be held until the Republicans finally agree to stop gun violence and overturn the 2nd Amendment.

    602. Cash Cow TM says:

      More Cow musings on the TX shooting…

      Walt said when he went to school, kids were bullied (even Walt for being small in stature and wearing glasses). Practically every home has guns. But people who were bullied did not go berserk and engage in any massacres of innocent people.

      Mayber what we need is to allow God and religion back in schools.

      Teach the golden rule. Teach compassion. Teach morals. Teach the sanctity of life.

      But we are too busy as a society pushing third term abortion and even partial birth abortion on day of delivery.

      But we are too busy asking 1st graders what pronoun they want to be called today and telling them it’s normal to want to be a sex other than what you were born. We are too busy teaching kids even in lower elementary grades about “Man Made Global Warming”, Woke-ism, Critical Race theory, America’s founding fathers were evil slaveholders, tear the statues down, it’s OK to have two dads instead of a dad and mom, marriage is an evil institution that oppresses women, religion is bad, the U.S. flag and patriotism is evil, street protests and riots over every issue is OK, a nations does not need borders, smash and grab robberies are OK because we are sticking it to ‘the man (capitalist)’, everyone deserves a ‘living age’, it is fine [even noble!] to be a single parent (and govt. will give you extra money if you are a single parent), it is not important to be taught personal responsibility and consequences of actions, the government is there to aways bail you out (canceling student loans, stimulus checks, etc.) when playing games don’t keep score (dare we emotionally scar those on the losing side), everyone gets a star for “participation”, passing out a failing grade will emotionally scar the child for life, no accountability, time outs–not a spanking, etc., etc., etc.
      ********************************************
      Like Cow said, I have NEVER seen every institution in America under attack like we have been seeing in the last 20 years or so.

      ##############################################
      Dare there may be a connection between THOSE ATTACKS ON TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS and school shootings?

    603. Bitterlaw says:

      https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/run-it-out-pb/

      Shameless plug. If you hurry, you can be the second person to own a copy. Well, you probably don’t have to hurry that much.

    604. mnw says:

      BL

      I’m there. I’ll order it tomorrow.

      I quit reading fiction about 25 years ago. I’ve been trying to think of the last novel I read– and I can’t. I’m drawing a complete blank.

      It MIGHT’VE been “Marathon Man,” by William Goldman. I liked the film, so I doubled back & read the source material… but that would’ve been decades ago.

    605. DW says:

      I agree with Walt and his cow. Or is it the cow and his Walt?

      Whichever, they are right.

    606. jason says:

      I think I will get more out of Bitter’s book if I wait for the Quechua edition.

      English not being my first language, I don’t want to miss any of the important “between the lines” nuances, and hidden insights in the book.

    607. jason says:

      Dem strategist says that Republicans ‘want to force you to have kids so they have something to shoot at”

      I didn’t even know Salvador Ramos was a Republican…

    608. jason says:

      All that is left in PA are the undated ballots and the recount.

      McCormick sold out the GOP by legitimizing Dem’s strategy of “every vote counts, illegal or not”. There are less than 900 undated ballots. However less than 600 will be Oz and McCormick ballots and even if McCormick won 100% of them he would still lose. But he won’t win 100%, it would be extraordinary if won them 60-40. More likely he will net 40-50 votes given the mail-in trends so far.

      He is already very wealthy, but if he believes he can win he can get richer at Predictit.

      https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7129/Who-will-win-the-2022-Pennsylvania-Republican-Senate-nomination

    609. DW says:

      Democrats want you dead before you escape the womb.

      If you survive that, then they want to indoctrinate you that life is meaningless, and that you have NO VALUE at all, other than voting Dem your whole life to keep them in power.

      Democrats want you to feel entitled to their handouts, and that you can feel free to live as irresponsibly as possible with NO consequences.

      Democrats want a culture of depression, pointlessness, abuse, irresponsibility, and death.

      So a kid shoots up an elementary school, and Democrats blame the gun.

    610. jason says:

      Yep, that’s it in a nutshell.

    611. Wes says:

      Cook Political moves ten seats I the GOP’s direction and two toward the Dems.

      It’s looking as if January will be the first time since 1947 when a Republican majority in the House will be larger than the preceding Dem majority.

    612. jason says:

      “Cops stood outside the school while the killer rampaged inside.

      Onlookers yelled at them to go in. They didn’t. One parent urged bystanders:

      “Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to.”

      I brought this up yesterday, and now it seems lik confirmed.

      The cops engaged the shooter outside, but once he got inside, they just stood outside while he killed everyone. This happened in Parkland too.

    613. Tina says:

      Ugly economic Numbers today

      -1.5 gdp worse than expected

      9% decline in home sales.

      Looking for the Russian hoaxers to do full Biden frontage.

    614. jason says:

      Invented for Nazi infantrymen, further developed by the US military, the AR-15 was the Texas school shooter’s weapon of choice….”

      Huh, no. AR stands for Armalite Rifle, started in 1954 years after WWII ended.

      Note the attempt to connect AR owners to “Nazis”. Even if the Germans had developed the AR-15, it would be for the German armed forces, not “Nazi infantrymen”.

    615. Wobbles says:

      -1.5 gdp worse than expected

      9% decline in home sales”

      I am reading Avenatti’s new biography, can’t be bothered by factoids.

    616. Tgca says:

      614

      Of course Ramos was a Republican!

      He was a poor Latin male who rarely attended school and was unable to graduate with his peers, his mother has a drug problem, his grandfather was a 3-time convicted felon, he was bullied in school because he was poor and dressed like a street urchin and wore eyeliner.

      That’s your typical Republican base.

      The eyeliner was a dead giveaway if you ask me.

    617. Tgca says:

      619

      Yes! That’s what I posted yesterday when I read they waited like an hour to go inside. That is UNBELIEVABLE!!!

      Police should not be waiting to engage an active shooter, especially with children involved. This was not a hostage situation.

      These police are COWARDS and whoever gave the order to hold back should be fired!

      This is exactly like the BROWARD COWARDS in Parkland attack on a school only worse, little kids who had no way to fight back.

    618. Wes says:

      Thankfully Young Kim (R-
      CA) is taking this race and should finish first in the jungle primary and subsequent general election. Democrats have enough rabid anti-Semites in Congress. The GOP shouldn’t be padding those ranks:

      https://freebeacon.com/elections/california-republican-goes-full-ilhan-omar-in-anti-semitic-rant/

    619. Tgca says:

      Some try to defend the police need to better assess a situation and formulate a plan before going in so as not to escalate or unnecessarily endanger the lives of others.

      They should know by now that an active shooter in a school gives you only seconds to respond, and is different than other situations. This has been clear from recent history. Chances are a young person going into a school like this has a plan and intends to kill.

      Some also protest that the police have to protect themselves too.

      Police are trained to act in dangerous situations, not stand by and wait. If you are afraid of being shot or dying on the job, don’t become a police officer. Your duty is to protect the public.

      I think the parents had every right to storm the school if the police were just standing by.

      If these police willingly stood by, they are COWARDS!

      Post the names and pictures of every police officer who willingly stood by so the world can know who they are and know they can NEVER rely on them for protection.

    620. Wes says:

      Every cop who stood idly by outside the school should be fired.

    621. mnw says:

      A new Trafalgar poll shows Greitens leading with 25%; Hartzler at 22; & Schmitt at 19.

      The GOP primary is in early Aug. MO doesn’t have a runoff.

      I’ve seen lots of ads for Schmitt (& also considerable dark money negative ads trashing Schmitt), but few TV ads for Hartzler, & none for Greitens.

      I’ve seen no speculation about any of the minor candidates (those getting less than 10%) dropping out.

      I’m in the very small minority that thinks Greitens would lose the GE to Trudy Busch Valentine (D). I’m sort of a hard vote for the GOP to lose, to say the least. However, I would either skip the senate race or vote for Valentine if the GOP indulges its death wish.

    622. Phil says:

      Agree, Wes!

      That is outrageous. Broward County all over again.

    623. Tgca says:

      I can only imagine the inconsolable grief the parents who lost their children are enduring wondering whether their child had a chance if only law enforcement acted in the best interest of the children.

    624. Phil says:

      Missouri decides to do the Akin thing again?

      Working hard to take the dumbest electorate in America title from WV.

    625. Wes says:

      Trafalgar was a whopping 21 points off in the GA-Gov primary. Let’s hope they have an equally bad track record in MO-Sen.

    626. Tgca says:

      Dem Rep. Swalwell: America Parents ‘Lying to Their Kids’ by Telling Them They Are Safe at School</i!

      He’s CORRECT! Your child is not safe from being assaulted by trannies in school bathrooms or being exposed to inappropriate sexual and gender confusing indoctrinating topics that could result in serious mental health issues.

      https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2022/05/25/dem-rep-swalwell-america-parents-lying-to-their-kids-by-telling-them-they-are-safe-at-school/

    627. jason says:

      Cops are trained to “secure the area” and wait for back up and refrain from entering buildings before they know how many shooter there are, hostages, etc. The rationale is that innocent people could get killed if you shoot it out with perps inside buildings.

      But this should not apply to schools. At Columbine, cops took hours to enter the building, even after the perps had killed themselves, and a teacher that was shot died because of lack of medical attention.

      You can’t let a guy kill everyone in a classroom one by one without intervening, even if there is collateral damage from doing so. Unfortunately, the way things are now against cops, they are afraid to do anything that could be constituted as reckless or unwarranted.

    628. jason says:

      I’m in the very small minority that thinks Greitens would lose the GE to Trudy Busch Valentine (D).”

      I don’t see it. Not in a “red” year.

    629. mnw says:

      632 Wes

      The last poll before Trafalgar today was SUSA, & it also showed Greitens leading.

      SUSA is one of the pollsters I respect least, but it appears Trafalgar is not an outlier.

    630. jason says:

      Here is a “backroom” deal I would support, but it wouldn’t be the MO GOP deciding who the candidate should be through dirty tricks and ad campaigns, it would be one candidate deciding to voluntarily withdraw.

      Either Hartzler or Schmitt could bow out and endorse the other. That should be enough to defeat Greitens.

      The problem is that it is not clear which of the two is in a stronger position, so neither is going to bow out.

    631. Robbie says:

      I hope McConnell and the NRSC are able to put a really sharp group of campaign aides around Herschel Walker because he’s going to need it.

      Earlier today, Walker suggested the government needed an agency that could surveil people’s social media posts. Um, bad idea.

      Warnock is a radical, but he’s also a smooth talker. If Walker doesn’t tighten up his press appearances, Warncock could easily be this cycle’s Michael Bennett. Bennett shouldn’t have won in 2010, but he benefitted from Buck’s mistakes and survived a terrible year for Democrats.

    632. Wes says:

      You’re in luck, Mnw. Although SUSA last polled GA-Gov a month out, they were off by 17 points from the final result. Thus, two posters who grossly misread the GA electorate are saying Greitens is ahead. I’m hoping both are also misreading the MO electorate.

    633. Phil says:

      Oil up $3.50 a gallon today.

      My station has had regular at $4.30 a gallon for three consecutive days now.

      I can only imagine the general inflation numbers over the next couple of months.

    634. Robbie says:

      In Missouri, my hope is one of the top two sane candidates backs out, but I doubt either will. Just as was the case in the 2016 presidential primary and the recent PA governor’s race, candidates always seem to think the voters will come to their senses. That’s rarely the case anymore, especially in a large, multi-candidate field.

      If Georgia proved one thing, it’s that outside money can make a difference. The RGA went in on behalf of Kemp and it mattered. The NRSC should do the same in Missouri against Greitens. They don’t have to endorse any particular candidate, they just need to run negative ads against Greitens. Negative ads still work.

      Unfortunately, the RGA and the NRSC have a policy not to intervene in races where there is no incumbent. In the NRSC’s case, they adopted this policy when Cornyn and the NRSC backed Crist and Rubio had all of the momentum in 2010. The big picture decision was a mistake since it led to so many bad candidates who cost the party what were thought to be unlosable seats.

      I have no preference between Hartzler or Schmitt. I do think Greitens could win, but would we want such turd human being in the Republican caucus? I say no and I continue to believe Roy Moore’s loss in 2017 was actually a positive for Republicans because they never had to waste time defending the idiotic comments he’d have made as a Senator.

    635. mnw says:

      FEED me!

      You KNOW you want to.

      If you don’t feed me, I may not bother to post here, and I’m not kidding, either.

      So take my posts seriously, and let’s start a long back-and-forth. I LOVE those!

    636. Bitterlaw says:

      613 There is no nuance. Mom has cancer. Son plays baseball. The same day is perceived differently by both. Each chapter is a day.

    637. Robbie says:

      mnw says:
      May 26, 2022 at 12:43 pm
      FEED me!

      You KNOW you want to.

      If you don’t feed me, I may not bother to post here, and I’m not kidding, either.

      – Trust me, I’m not going anywhere. Sorry, but HHR is like the Hotal California. Once you check in, you can never check out.

      Also, cry more.

    638. jason says:

      Too bad this conversation didn’t happen when Salvador Ramos went to buy a gun:

      Gun shop owner: “Say, how did you get those scars on your face?”

      Salvador: “I just like to cut up my own face”.

      Gun shop owner: “We just happen to be out of any gun you would want. Have a nice day”

    639. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag endorses fellow scumbag Warnock?

      Not a surprise from someone who wanted Michael Avenatti to be President.

    640. jason says:

      Once you check in, you can never check out.”

      True, but you are still a cockroach.

    641. jason says:

      So Amoral Scumbag of course endorses the moonbat in MO against Greitens even though it could cost Rs the senate.

      The funny thing is that Amoral Scumbag, who has the moral compass of a floating turd, actually feels morally superior to Greitens.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

    642. jason says:

      613 There is no nuance. Mom has cancer. Son plays baseball. The same day is perceived differently by both. Each chapter is a day”

      I would still understand it better in Quechua.

      But if the Quechua edition is going to take long, is there a Spanish edition? That works too.

    643. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 26, 2022 at 12:52 pm
      Amoral Scumbag endorses fellow scumbag Warnock?

      – Bless your heart.

    644. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      May 26, 2022 at 12:56 pm
      So Amoral Scumbag of course endorses the moonbat in MO against Greitens even though it could cost Rs the senate.

      – I’m going to assume you posted this nonsense because the clown makeup you wear every day has caused your brain to rot.

      Greitens is a Steve Bannon endorsed sexual deviant. I want him nowhere near the Senate which is why I hope the NRSC and McConnell’s super pac come in and blast him in the primary. Any of the other candidates in the primary would be fine with me.

    645. jason says:

      And btw, Greitens is no Roy Moore.

      Roy Moore is a scumbag who didn’t believe in the US Constitution even as a state Supreme Court Judge. Plus, although I never believed the WAPO concocted “child predator” story about him, that is what he was accused of.

      As far as I can see Greitens is accused of liking kinky sex and some allegations by an ex-wife that stink to high heaven like a political hit piece. He tied up his hairdresser in his basement during consensual relationship? AND took a picture? Sorry if I am not outraged.

      I have zero problem with Greitens as US Senator based on those allegations. I prefer Hartzler or Schmitt because they present less risk of losing the GE. Although I think Greitens wins, scandal attracts scandal and there is always a chance some one else will come out of the woodwork to accuse him of something.

    646. Wes says:

      Who’s Keyser Soze?

      https://apnews.com/article/kevin-spacey-sexual-assault-charges-0a0a03d60026132d35df0d5bd906c2d7

      Kevin Spacey is officially charged with multiple sexual assaults in the UK.

    647. jason says:

      Greitens is a Steve Bannon endorsed sexual deviant.”

      Zzzzzzz……

    648. jason says:

      So Amoral Scumbag of course endorses the moonbat in MO against Greitens even though it could cost Rs the senate.

      – I’m going to assume you posted this nonsense”

      Nonsense. Here are your own words. You endorse the Democrat.

      “I do think Greitens could win, but would we want such turd human being in the Republican caucus? I say no”

    649. Wes says:

      Far be it from me to defend many of Robbie’s rants, but I interpreted that statement as wanting not Greitens but another Republican to win the seat rather than endorsing the Democrat.

    650. jason says:

      ut I interpreted that statement as wanting not Greitens but another Republican to win the seat rather than endorsing the Democrat.”

      I interpreted him as saying he would support the Democrat if the nominee was Greitens like he supported the Dem against Moore.

      If he says he would support Greitens as the nominee I will take it back, no problem.

    651. jason says:

      I continue to believe Roy Moore’s loss in 2017 was actually a positive for Republicans”

      I interpret this as saying he thinks Greitens losing to a leftwing moonbat and maybe costing Rs the Senate would also be a “positive”.

      If you think differently, ok with me.

    652. jason says:

      I like to make my own burgers because you won’t get rare burgers at a fast food joint.

      But this guy did a pretty nice job evaluating the “big burgers” at various fast food chains.

      Sorry Tgca, no fake meat, beyond meat or chemical meat you like here. Only real beef.

      https://www.insider.com/fast-food-biggest-signature-burgers-ranked-2022-5

    653. Wes says:

      I actually agree Moore’s loss was on balance a positive for the GOP. It didn’t cost Republicans the Senate, and Jones became a one-hit wonder Tommy Tuberville crushed in 2020. Once Moore lost, Republicans didn’t have to spend three years explaining away every single stupid statement he made on the Senate floor and could focus on limiting losses among marginal incumbents rather than having to dump money into Alabama to shore up a serial underperformed.

      Greitens would be a different story as his loss could help Dems retain the Senate, so the MOGOP should be mindful of that and choose a better candidate in the primary.

    654. mnw says:

      Thanks, guys! I KNEW you wanted me here.

      Thanks to your many responses, I’ll be back plenty more to spread my wisdom, and wit like this:

      LOL! LOL! LOL!

    655. Tina says:

      Mnw, you crack me up.

      I almost choked on a Doritos.

    656. mnw says:

      Wes

      The “MO GOP,” i.e., every GOP opinion leader & major elected official in MO, has already condemned Greitens. What more do you think the “MO GOP” can do?

      The anti-Greitens messages haven’t hurt G. His supporters are apparently reasoning that, “If all those fat cats hate him so much, he must be OK.”

    657. Bitterlaw says:

      RIP, Ray Liotta.

    658. Wes says:

      Well, then the MOGOP needs to coalesce around a single candidate with broad enough support to run ahead of Greitens, Mnw. The NCGOP did that with Chuck Edwards against Madison Cawthorn and got e better nominee in Cawthorn’s place.

    659. Tina says:

      If true, very concerning.

      Tony Plohetski
      @tplohetski
      ·
      2h
      BREAKING: Authorities now confirm they are examining the response of police in Uvalde in the shooting of 19 children amid conflicting witness statements, including what steps they took to stop the gunman. Part of the review will include a timeline based on radio traffic. (1/3)

    660. Bitterlaw says:

      If police stayed outside while the killings were going on, I can’t imagine any justification for it. I think most officers would choose to be injured or die trying to save children rather than live with knowing they could have saved children but did not.

    661. mnw says:

      I don’t see any mechanism to get the MO GOP to coalesce around one not-Greitens candidate.

      I understand why both Hartzler & Schmitt intend to remain in the race. What frustrates me is all the OTHERS hanging in there– Rep. Long with his 9%; state senate majority leader Schatz with his 6%; and Mark “My home is my castle!” McCloskey with 1-2%.

    662. mnw says:

      The protocol for dealing with an active shooter must be changed. The mindset has to be turned upside down. Rapid entry first, everything else later.

      This isn’t police cowardice, imo, it’s, “That’s how we’ve always done it. We go strictly by the book.”

    663. Tina says:

      Not a good look here for the us Marshall’s.

      I am sure also that fib knew about the killer.

      https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-mother-trying-to-save-children-at-uvalde-was-handcuffed-by-federal-marshals

    664. Tgca says:

      670

      Nonsense!

      You don’t go strictly by the book when circumstances call for extreme intervention otherwise.

      You DON’T let little kids be MURDERED because you’re afraid you’ll get reprimanded.

      I will wait for more to come out on TX to see why they waited but Parkland was an act of cowardice. That officer hid behind safety. Hence, the name Broward Cowards.

    665. Tgca says:

      671

      DISGUSTING!!!

      If they were ordered to stand down, then that person giving the order needs to be fired ASAP.

      If these officers took it on their own to stand down, then they should all be fired as well for being stoopid cowards lacking common sense.

      Do you think if one of the officers’ children were in there, they’d be standing around outside?

      No one standing by letting little kids die deserves to be serving in a role protecting the community. This is inexcusable!

      This is basic common sense. That’s why it is so infuriating.

    666. Gordon Allen says:

      On Cape Cod I occasionally volunteered at my wife’s elementary school where she taught( as a “retirement job”), and at the middle School where I was a Substitute Teacher ($67/day) as needed, both did “drills” on what to do in a school shooter situation.
      They were preposterous, virtually guaranteed to get as many kids killed as possible. Basically, huddle together in your classroom as stationary targets, lock the door, and wait for the police to arrive and “assess” the situation and then act.
      I resolved to do no such thing in the event of a real attack.
      Common sense tells you a moving target is harder to hit than a bunched up stationary target. There were exit doors to the back. It would have been easy for Middle Schoolers to bolt out the back and the police station was barely a block away in a suburban neighborhood.
      These police and school protocols are insane, apparently with the priority to be to identify the victims easily, rather than to have to find saved children in the neighborhood/or police station, but not have their immediate whereabouts
      known for a few minutes.
      I am not joking. But we did have “gun free zone” signs posted to ward off shooters. This was in the 2005-8(9) period.
      A real change in policy to active defense, and “hardening” of schools, and immediate aggressive action by the police is required. If time can be spared from CRT that is.
      We also really need a thorough rethink of mental health across the board, and starting with public safety as the starting point for the discussion.

    667. mnw says:

      Tg

      I told you why I think the police acted as they did. Because policy. Because orders. So get mad & flame ME about it!

      There is such a thing as institutional inertia, and you can’t train people to follow orders & respect the chain of command, & then expect them to throw all that out the window in a crisis.

      Gordon

      In this particular instance, I don’t think the shooter had anything in his background to trip ‘red flag’ laws, i.e., no history of mental diagnosis, treatment, or intervention, IIRC.

      I’m receptive to changing the legal age to buy firearms to 21, though– already required to buy booze in most places. I realize hunters would hate that. I would also vote for a lot of other things the gun lobby hates– expanded red flag laws; universal background checks, to include gun shows.

      There’s a lot of common sense, common ground to be explored, if both sides would shut up; stop calling each other names; stop playing political “gotcha!”, & try to find things they can agree on.

    668. Wes says:

      Sununu vetoed the NHCD map after the Legislature compromised with him.

      He should just become a Democrat at this point.

    669. Cash Cow TM says:

      TX shooting update:

      today’s press conference said there was NO security officer at the school prior to gunman entering. Gunman was not confronted by anyone before entering school.

      Crashed the truck near the school (school fence?) about 11:30 a.m.

      fired some shots at people who came out of the funeral home across street.

      climbed fence and went in to school through unlocked back door @ 11:40.

      went into classroom and fired many shots.

      Police get there @ 11:45.

      Hardly any shots were fired by gunman after 11:45–except to fire at police who were trying to enter room he had blockaded himself in.

      Likely that all the kids and teachers were murdered in the first 5 minutes.

      Tactical team stormed in and killed gunman at 12:45.

    670. Brion says:

      Red flag laws are a slippery slope. Every military member that saw combat over the past 20 years can be accused of ptsd. Weapons gone no recourse!!!

    671. Tina says:

      Wow the shooter was outside for 12 minutes before he entered the school.

      Should have been taken out then

    672. Tina says:

      Loon Cheney has filed for re election. Got to primary the beitch.
      Her numbers are terrible.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/TimMurtaugh/status/1529954859285454848/photo/1

    673. Wes says:

      Republicans already have a solid primary challenger for Benedict Cheney in Harriet Hageman, Tina.

    674. Tgca says:

      675

      Nonsense again MNW.

      When you’re in a life or death situation involving defenseless kids you don’t stop and say “we should really go in and stop this guy or these kids will die but our manual says do this instead to protect ourselves so let’s follow the manual.”

      Police are not supposed to shoot an unarmed person either but if someone is banging someone’s head against the ground and about to kill them and you’re 100 feet away and don’t have time to physically intervene, you shoot them to stop them.

      I read a story years ago where a guy picked up an infant by the feet and was about to swing him crashing to the ground which would have killed it instantly but the police intervened and shot him.

      It’s called imminent danger. You act and apply reasonable judgment under the circumstances.

      Any police officer worrying about discipline while kids are in immediate danger of death should NOT be a police officer.

      It’s that simple!

    675. Gordon Allen says:

      #675. I offered no specifics, as I don’t think I’ve had enough time to think about it, and I don’t pretend to be an expert when I’m not. Unlike some here.
      But the “don’t fix it if it ain’t broke” has a corollary; “if something is clearly broke it needs fixing”. there are way too many dysfunctional people walking around today who shouldn’t be. This should be indisputable.
      But we have a societal/cultural/values breakdown that has to be accepted as such, and from there serious discussions about remedies needs to take place. For instance I have personal experience with HYPPA laws that need urgently to be relooked at.
      I’m a personal freedom guy to the core, but society has a right to be protected as well.
      Unfortunately the ideological camps are so solidified it is difficult to bridge them to the point where honest analysis is possible.
      I wish I had an answer and don’t. Shouting slogans back and forth back and forth won’t do it.

    676. Tina says:

      Why leak this?

      @dcexaminer
      · 22m
      U.S. forces do not have a viable military option to eliminate the Iranian nuclear program, according to President @JoeBiden’s point man for nuclear negotiations with the rogue regime.

      https://washex.am/3PJ64Ls

    677. Gordon Allen says:

      From watching Tucker Carlson, with film and witnesses juxtaposed with Texas Police statements today, Abbott better have good answers soon, or make heads roll with the State Police, or face a legitimate question as to his leadership competence.
      The Texas Police look like the Keystone Cops on a bad day. They have appeared to have lied, and been cowardly and incompetent at the same time.
      This appears to be an inexcusable Performance, not in any way better than the Parkland police in Broward County.

    678. Gordon Allen says:

      Tina. The Israelis believe they do,with an Air Force a quarter( or less) the size of ours,no Aircraft Carriers, and a tiny fraction of our sea launched cruise missile capability.
      Yet we’re supposed to defend Taiwan against China

    679. Gordon Allen says:

      And we can. For reasons inexplicable Biden doesn’t care about Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. Fortunately Israel and Saudi Arabia do.

    680. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The 2007 Trolley Barn mall shooting police response is considered the model for responding to a mass shooting: “The first 911 call was reported at 6:44 p.m. and Talovic was cornered and killed by four Salt Lake City officers and an off-duty Ogden officer by 6:50 p.m.”

      “SALT LAKE CITY – Police response to a deadly shooting spree in a shopping mall is being called “textbook” and will be used as a case study by other police departments.Utah law enforcement officials credit post-Columbine training and the state’s advanced cross-agency communications system for stopping the rampage quickly.Stu Smith, director of the Utah Crime Lab, said the damage could have been “10 times worse” without the swift action.”God help everybody if (the shooter) had another 15 or 20 minutes to have free rein inside that mall,” Smith said.Instead, Sulejman Talovic, 18, had about seven minutes, during which he killed five people and wounded four with a 12-gauge shotgun. The first 911 call was reported at 6:44 p.m. and Talovic was cornered and killed by four Salt Lake City officers and an off-duty Ogden officer by 6:50 p.m., police said.Smith said the crime scene was the most “overwhelming” he’d seen in three decades with the crime lab. He said 96 bullet fragments were recovered from a store where Talovic was killed. Smith’s team worked through Monday night, noting where bullets had ripped through walls and ricocheted off floors.Post-Columbine police training focuses on quick, tactical response, where small teams “go to the gunshots” instead of plotting the perimeter and waiting until the shooting is over.”They did a terrific job,” said Patrick Kiernan, spokesman for the Salt Lake City FBI. “These guys really put their lives on the line.”Salt Lake City police Lt. Tim Doubt said one of the post-Columbine training simulations included “a shooter in the mall.””In these types of situations, time is not on your side – it’s your enemy,” said Doubt, who helped conduct the mall simulation as a SWAT commander. “They’re trained to ask the question: ‘Is someone dying right now?’ If the answer is yes, they go in.”As the officers who responded to the initial call searched for the shooter inside, an army of support amassed outside.In a flash, Trolley Square was surrounded by more than 200 police personnel from throughout the Salt Lake valley, 100 firefighters, a host of medical experts and the state crime lab. Highway Patrol units shut off the mall’s perimeter and a state helicopter spotlighted the mall and the surrounding neighborhood.”

    681. Tgca says:

      689

      These guys really put their lives on the line.

      Yes! As do with other highly life-risking jobs like firemen and those in combat.

      It’s why we honor them so specially when they are fallen and make great efforts to try and ensure they and their loved ones are well compensated with benefits during and after their duty is done because when it comes down to it, we expect them…

      <…to put their lives on the line for the rest of us.

      That is what it means to serve and protect the public.

    682. Tina says:

      Yup, abbot better handle this. He wobbled on illegal immigration.

      Not his fault for apparent local police phuqing up.

      Btw, Biden’s Beotch now wants a “compromise deal” with Biden over this matter.

    683. NYCmike says:

      n/t

    684. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      It’s time to retire the dinosaurs. Age 80 is too old for a president.

      “Former President Donald Trump may lead just about every survey of the potential 2024 Republican primary field, but there’s one key rival he continues to trail: Joe Biden.

      The current president would win 42 per cent of the vote, according to a poll conducted by YouGov and Yahoo! News. Mr Trump followed close behind with the support of 39 per cent of respondents.

      The results come despite Mr Biden’s underwater approval rating, which was at 42 per cent (with 53 per cent disapproval) in the same survey. That result suggests that enough Americans still dislike the idea of Donald Trump taking the White House again to overlook Mr Biden’s perceived flaws.

      In fact, more than half of respondents do not want either Mr Trump or Mr Biden to run in 2024 at all. Fifty-two per cent opposed a third Trump bid for the presidency, and 57 per cent were against Mr Biden seeking reelection.”