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    Schulz and Franchot Lead MD Gov Primaries

    It’s always nice to get a new poll for my home state and we have a new primary poll for the gubernatorial race in Maryland to replace the immensely popular outgoing Governor Larry Hogan from The Baltimore Sun and University of Baltimore. On the Republican side, Larry Hogan’s cabinet member Kelly Schulz holds only a disturbingly small single-digit lead over the Donald Trump-endorsed Daniel Cox.

    GOVERNOR – MARYLAND – GOP PRIMARY (BaSu/UB)
    Kelly Schulz 27%
    Daniel Cox 21%
    Robin Ficker 5%
    Joseph Werner 4%

    Putting popular Larry Hogan aside, Republicans in Maryland are barely a blip statewide and the thought that there is actually a change of them making Daniel Cox the new face of their party is mind-boggling to me. But the Maryland Republican Party has only won three statewide races (Ehrlich once and Hogan twice) at any level of Governments since the state went for George HW Bush on 1988 so in a way it does make sense. They would rather be loud and obnoxious than actually win an election. ON the Democratic side, it appears Democrats are leaning towards the obvious safe choice in Peter Franchot.

    GOVERNOR – MARYLAND – DEM PRIMARY (BaSu/UB)
    Peter Franchot 20%
    Wes Moore 15%
    Tom Perez 12%
    Rushern Baker 7%
    Doug Gansler 4%
    John King 4%

    I must say at least in my area, Wes Moore seems to have the most visible presence from the number of signs and commercials that I come across. I rarely see anything from Franchot or Perez. Baker’s entire campaign seems to be that he will “move to Baltimore and stop crime” somehow. This poll was done May 27-June 2 among 428 likely GOP primary voters and 562 likely Democratic primary voters.

    Posted by Dave at 9:22 am
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    832 Responses to “Schulz and Franchot Lead MD Gov Primaries”

    1. Bitterlaw says:

      First!

    2. Tgca says:

      I see from the last thwed some folks are still jealous of me, and one wokester is even wishing me death. But I will not fret over these tofu haters because God chose to watch over me just like he did with Noah.

      I survived the great Florida Flood, along with 1 dog, 40 fish, 52 snails, and 100+ plants.

      When you have a near death drowning experience, it changes your perspective on life so let the haters hate I thay. I’ll make sure I enjoy the simple pleasures of everyday life like starting this day with scrambled eggs and looking forward to my dinner tonight of tofu and greens smothered in a Thai basil Chile sauce. Yummeeeee!!!

    3. Tgca says:

      Looks like the gay action drama Top Gun: Maverick is numero uno at the box office again this week to the horror of the anti-American left who see it as propaganda – except for the gay males that celebrate it as one of their own like the original.

    4. Bitterlaw says:

      Spoiler alert. Maverick ends up with a woman. Just like in the first film. Of course, Tgca probably won’t actually see the movie but will post about it.n

    5. Tgca says:

      Spoiler Alert:

      I hate to break it to folks but many men who end up with women have or had men too. Any respectable gay man can tell you how many guys they’ve come across who claim they’re straight but just like to fool around with men.

      Bitter probably will claim he never met a gay or bi-sexual man because they don’t exist in Radnor or the good areas of Philly.

      Doesn’t change the fact that Top Gun is a gay man’s choice of film.

    6. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzz. My best friend in high school is gay but did not tell me until we were in college. The best boss I ever had is gay. When I owned a house in Philadelphia, my neighbors on both sides were gay. Center City between 12th and 19th Streets and Pine Street to Chestnut Street is the Gayborhood. I know more lesbians than gay men in Radnor but there both groups here. Bi-sexual men? I just assumed they are gay men who will settle for a different place to put it if necessary. (Joke told by my high school friend)

      Gay men liking Top Gun does not make it a gay themed movie. One of my favorite movies is Goodfellas. It did not make me an Italian mobster. (I know Henry is not Italian)

      Tgca reminds me of gay men who claim President Buchanan was gay. I heard a lecture by a historian and biographer of Buchanan say, “I have studied Buchanan for decades. I am a historian. I am gay. Buchanan was not gay. Neither was Lincoln.”

    7. Tgca says:

      Historians can definitively say who was gay in the 1800s?

      Who knew they could draw such conclusions from historical records.

    8. Tgca says:

      Straight men liking the

      Wizard of Oz
      Meet Me. St. Louis
      Hello Dolly

      does not make these movies straight-themed movies for men.

    9. Tgca says:

      Dykes in Radnor?

      Oh Gawd! There goes the neighborhood.

      So Bitter likes Top Gun, knows where all the gay bars are in Philly, lived in a gayborhood, and wants to move back to Philly.

      Hmmm…makes me wonder why Bitter wanted to so desperately join the military to bunker down with young men 24/7.

    10. jason says:

      52 snails”

      Wow, cool, you are growing your own escargots?

      Delicious baked with lots of butter, garlic and parsley.

      I am glad Tgca is finally going to get some decent protein.

    11. jason says:

      I asked Amos Stoltzfuss if he knew anybody that was gay.

      He said the Zook daughters make very colorful quilts.

    12. jason says:

      “BERLIN (Reuters) – Four people were killed and 30 injured when a busy regional train derailed near a popular ski resort and hiking destination in southern Germany on Friday, police said.

      Fifteen of the injured were receiving hospital treatment, a police spokesperson said, adding that 60 people had been on board at the time of the crash, which occurred north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria.”

      How long will this be allowed to go on before we do the right thing and ban trains?

    13. jason says:

      28% approve of Biden on inflation?

      Scary. Who did they poll besides Amoral Scumbag and the Biden Troll?

      NEW: @ABC
      / @Ipsos

      Biden Job Approval: Inflation
      Approve 28% (-1)
      Disapprove 71% (+2)

      Gas Prices
      Approve 27% (-4)
      Disapprove 72% (+4)

      The Economic Recovery
      Approve 37% (-3)
      Disapprove 61% (+2)

    14. Wobbles says:

      A quarter of America approves of higher gas prices?

      Go figure.

    15. Wes says:

      Tg should be careful about saying Tom Cruise was in a gay movie. He might end up like that one gay p orn star who claimed to have had an affair with Cruise. I’m not sure the guy’s mouth has made enough money to pay off the legal judgment yet.

    16. Gordon Allen says:

      On more relevant news than Maryland, DeSantis runs ahead of Trump,Biden,and Harris in Nevada favorability poll( University of Reno / Las Vegas-48,42,45 44, and ahead of Trump in Western Conservative Summit in Colorado

    17. Gordon Allen says:

      Correction: University of Nevada- Reno

    18. Tgca says:

      15

      …and what serious grounds would a lawsuit be based upon?

      Good luck trying to sue for satire.

      The guy sued by Cruise decades ago accused Cruise of sexual relationship if I remember correctly.

      Also, in this day and age, any celebrity suing for reputation damage for being called gay would face an even bigger backlash for being homophobic and questioned why one would be upset over being called gay. It’s like a white rapper suing someone today because he was called out for acting like an AA.

    19. Meldrim says:

      Bitter, Henry Hill was half Italian (remember, his mother was from the same town in Sicily as the Ciceros).

    20. Wes says:

      I rewatched this movie earlier. This is the greatest scene in any movie ever:

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0D7hFHfLEyk

    21. Wes says:

      It’s amazing how Tg missed the point of my obvious joke and immediately became defensive.

    22. Phil says:

      LOL

      Anyone see SC Rep Tom Rice’s interview with ABC news today?

      Voted for impeachment of Trump. Poll out this week showing him trailing his Trump endorsed opponent by 17 points.

      Today said Liz Cheney would be a great Speaker of the House. No, I’m not kidding. He out and out came out and said that. Said she would be a real leader. Yikes.

      This guy is the poster boy for out of touch Rinos.

      I’ve seen it all now.

    23. Phil says:

      Price is Robbie’s kind of Republican.

    24. Wes says:

      What lobbying firm will Rice end up with after January, Phil?

      I’m going to say probably Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe.

    25. Phil says:

      My sincerest apologies to Tom Price of Georgia. It’s Tom Rice of SC. Lol

    26. Phil says:

      Exactly, Wes. Have you ever heard a more tone deaf statement from any politician this close to a primary election? Any election for that matter.

      Unbelievable.

      Maybe already has a co anchor gig alongside of Nicole Wallace over at MSNBC.

    27. Tgca says:

      3 dead, 11 wounded in Philly shooting.

      Sad! This must be from the bad part of Philly.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/3-dead-11-wounded-in-philly-shooting-chaos/

    28. mnw says:

      RE: Rice v. Fry in SC

      Result?

      Fryed Rice.

    29. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Latest update from the Institute for the Study of War on the Ukraine:

      +”Ukrainian counterattacks in Severodonetsk recaptured large parts of the city and forced Russian troops out of the southern suburbs of the city.

      +Russian forces continued efforts to converge on Slovyansk from the southeast of Izyum and west of Lyman but remain unlikely to make notable advances around Slovyansk due to their continued prioritization of Severodonetsk.

      +Ukrainian troops reportedly conducted limited and localized counterattacks north of Kharkiv City.

      +Russian forces continued to hold their defensive lines and fire at Ukrainian positions along the Southern Axis.

      +Ukrainian forces likely killed Russian Major General Roman Kutuzov near Popasna.”

    30. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “UK Defense Ministry: Ukrainian counteroffensive in Sievierodonetsk likely blunting operational momentum of Russian forces. The U.K. Defense Ministry said in its daily intelligence update that Russian forces committed in the highly-contested city in Luhansk Oblast include personnel mobilized from the reserve of Russia’s proxies in the region who are poorly equiped and trained, as well as lack heavy equipment, in comparison to the regular Russian units. The use of proxy infantry for urban warfare is an approach likely aimed at limiting the casulties suffered by regular Russian forces, according to the report.””

    31. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @Rasmussen_Poll
      Inside John Fetterman’s changing health scare story? He refused to see a doctor or take his prescribed medication for 5 YEARS, had a stoke, almost died & got a defibrillator as a result. Then he avoided telling voters. But, sure, this is Senate material.

    32. jason says:

      “AOC: “It’s just really wild to be a person that works in a corrupt institution—which is what Congress is—and to try and be a normal person surrounded by so much decay and moral emptiness … is very difficult.”

      The Dems run a corrupt Congress?

      I will take AOC’s word for it.

    33. jason says:

      Sad! This must be from the bad part of Philly”

      Absolutely this is Bad Philadelphia.

      It won’t count as crime in the records of Good Philadelphia, which according to Bitter is a separate entity from Bad Philadelphia.

    34. jason says:

      Pat “all legal gun owners are criminals” Toomey hardest hit:

      “DOJ: Only about two percent of prisoners who were in possession of firearm at time of their crime got that gun from gun store, while share of prisoners who got their guns at a gun show is vanishingly small at 0.8 percent,

    35. jason says:

      Looks like Trump holds no grudge against “Luntz tenant”.

      Tina hardest hit.

      “In Congress, Kevin is a tireless advocate for the people of Bakersfield and the Central Valley. He is working incredibly hard to Stop Inflation, Deliver Water Solutions, and Hold Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi Accountable for their catastrophic failures and dereliction of duty,” Trump said in a Truth Social post, adding that “Kevin McCarthy has my Complete and Total Endorsement.”

    36. mnw says:

      31 SDC

      RE: Fetterman as “senate material”:

      That’s how I feel about Tank Abrams. “I can’t manage my own financial affairs competently, so I declared bankruptcy, but I can manage the state of Georgia’s.”

    37. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzzzzz. I never divided Philadelphia. It is one city. However, when you live in the middle of nowhere, the concept of neighborhoods is impossible to grasp. You can get shot anywhere. You are more likely to get shot in Kensington or Strawberry Mansion than Fitler Square or Queen Village.

    38. Bitterlaw says:

      Bad York?

      https://www.wgal.com/article/five-men-wounded-in-three-separate-shootings-in-york/40080107#

      A search for shootings in the middle of nowhere, PA did not turn up anything.

    39. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Excellent decision, time to knock out Russian artillery:

      “Ukraine war: UK to send Ukraine M270 multiple-launch rocket system

      The UK is sending its first long-range missiles to Ukraine, the defence secretary has said, despite a threat from Russia to the West.

      Ben Wallace said the M270 multiple-launch rocket system will help Ukraine defend itself against Russia.

      The UK government has not confirmed how many weapons will be sent, but the BBC understands it will be three initially.

      The decision was co-ordinated with the US, which announced last week it was also supplying a rocket system.

      The move by the US has already angered Moscow and on Sunday Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to expand the list of targets Russia will attack in Ukraine if Western countries send long-range weapons to Kyiv.”

    40. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “According to an AP/NORC poll conducted from Jan. 13-18, 70 percent of Americans don’t want the president to run in 2024. Even Democrats are lukewarm about the idea. A CNN/SSRS poll conducted from Jan. 10-Feb. 6 found that slightly more than half (51 percent) of registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents wanted a candidate other than Biden.

      Part of this might simply reflect that Americans are unenthusiastic about a redux of the 2020 election. In that AP/NORC poll, a similar share (72 percent) said they didn’t want former President Donald Trump to run for reelection either.”

    41. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Rasmussen polls:

      “The president earned a monthly job approval of 42% in May, unchanged from April. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapproved of his job performance in May, also unchanged from April.”

    42. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The Gallup poll is very similar to Rasmussen:

      “Biden remains underwater in his approval rating, with 54% of Americans disapproving and 41% approving of the job he is doing. The president’s job approval has not risen above 43%, nor fallen below 40%, since last August. He has not enjoyed majority-level approval since last June.”

    43. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “As the midterm election approaches, most Americans say that the economy, inflation and rising gas prices are the most important issues in determining how they will vote for Congress this November, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll.

      With inflation on the rise since last fall, Americans have been significantly affected by the rising cost of goods and services. And, more than eight in 10 Americans (83%) now say that the economy is either an extremely or very important issue in determining how they will vote, in the latest ABC News/Ipsos poll conducted using Ipsos'”

    44. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden’s environmental policies, by restricting oil and gas drilling, and placing more burdensome regulations on agriculture, are crippling the economy and causing massive inflation. These are the worse economic policies since Jimmy Carter.

    45. mnw says:

      43 SDC

      Here’s something that rarely gets mentioned that I know of, except by me:

      Suburban middle income & upper middle income voters may not feel personally impacted much by rising gas & food prices. HOWEVER, those voters have got to be feeling the same economic angst as working class voters when they look at the balances in their 401k accounts; IRA accounts; 529 (college savings) accounts and medical savings account balances.

      So “pain at the pump” is overlooking voters who are experiencing “pain at their dwindling nest eggs.”

      That’s why I think DEMs banking on their ‘suburban wine moms firewall’ are just whistling past the cemetery.

      November is not going to be about abortion & gun control. It’s going to be about plain old-fashioned FEAR.*

      *Texas Chainsaw Massacre teaser: “Who will survive, and what will be left of them?”

    46. mnw says:

      44 SDC

      Absolutely.

      I hope GOP candidates can find some way to stop voters from blaming “greedy oil companies.”

      Biden just proposed a “windfall profits tax” on fossil fuel energy companies! (Because of course!)

      THAT will teach Exxon & Shell to repent and lower prices for gas! And then inflation will abate*. /s!

      /s! /s! /s! /s!

      He REALLY thinks we’re all that stupid!

      *You don’t suppose Shell & Exxon would simply pass the cost of the “excess profits tax” on to drivers– and thereby make inflation even WORSE, do you?

    47. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Agree Mnw. It’s insane – Biden wants to limit fossil fuel production, and limit drilling — then he wonders why prices rise when there is less supply and more demand. Biden’s policies are as demented as he is.

      And he will keep pouring billions into wind and solar, which are only part-time energy sources, and even when working produce a low amount of energy.

    48. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      What people often don’t realize is that if you look at all energy use in the U.S. (not just electricity), solar provides barely 1% of U.S. energy, and wind not much above 3%. The nearer future will be in safer forms of nuclear and hydrogen. There are more advanced forms of solar coming, but it will be some time in the future.

    49. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Never thought actors would be good presidents. Been proved wrong twice. From NYT:

      “Anushka Patil
      Ukraine has retaken large parts of Sievierodonetsk, the Luhansk city Russia has concentrated on capturing, the Institute for the Study of War reported on Sunday. The Washington-based research group said Ukraine’s ability to push Russian troops back to the city’s eastern outskirts was more evidence of Moscow’s declining combat power.

      Anushka Patil
      President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine said he visited eastern frontline positions on Sunday in the cities of Soledar in the Donetsk region and Lysychansk, near the city of Sievierodonetsk in the Luhansk region. Earlier statements said he had also visited the southern region of Zaporizhzhia.”

    50. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Joel Kotkin on why people are fleeing California:

      “In 2020, California accounted for 28% of all net domestic out-migration in the nation — about 50% more than its share of the US population (19%).

      Totally ignored by the Times, and their cheaper imitators, is a possible connection between out-migration and an economy where, over the last decade, 80% of all new jobs paid less than the median income. On a per-capita basis over the last 30 years, California had lower per-capita job growth in virtually every industry sector than its prime competitor states, and does particularly poorly in higher wage blue collar sectors like construction and manufacturing. Amid some of the great concentrations of wealth in the world, upwards of a third or more of the population is either poor or a pay cheque away from it.

      Critically, those leaving are not primarily old folks or the poor without prospects, but increasingly, people who are middle class and in the family years between 34 and 54. This accounts in part for California’s now-below average birth rate, with San Francisco and Los Angeles competing for the lowest fertility rate among the major urban centres.

      Finally, and perhaps most surprisingly, the decline in immigration during the Trump years did not affect other places as much as California. In a report for Heartland Forward, we could show that while the foreign-born population actually dropped in Los Angeles during the past decade, it grew rapidly in other places like Austin, Dallas, Houston Miami, Nashville as well as some Midwestern hotspots like Columbus, Indianapolis, and Des Moines.”

    51. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #49- SDC
      We had this conversation last week. It is difficult to discern fact, fiction and exaggeration in the Ukraine-Russia War.

      UK intel does not agree with the assessment of the USA-based Institute for the Study of War. To wit:

      “The Kyiv Independent
      @KyivIndependent
      ·
      3h
      ??UK Intelligence: Heavy fighting continues in Sievierodonetsk, Russian forces pushing towards Sloviansk.

      According to the latest intelligence update by the UK Defense Ministry, Russia continues to push forward in Donbas as part of an attempted encirclement of Ukrainian forces.”

    52. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Today is D-Day +78 years. Thank you to all the brave men who participated in this consequential battle.

      On the other hand, a curse to certain media personalities like FOX” Mara Liasson for comparing our D-Day soldiers to the AntiFa.

    53. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Just in case you are skeptical about the Mara Liasson comparison in above #52.

      https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/8/mara-liasson-journalists-compares-antifa-d-day-tro/

    54. Gordon Allen says:

      Steeple. As I noted Jack Keane is consistently optimistic about Ukraine: I think he takes Ukrainian reports like the 10 Commandments straight from God himself.
      He may be right,but I’m skeptical of everything claimed by everybody.

    55. jason says:

      Scary. Some Dems actually want to get things passed? Luckily this was not their attitude for the last 18 months or we would have been screwed.

      “Murphy told CNN “State of the Union” co-anchor Jake Tapper that the bipartisan group of senators leading the talks following a recent string of high-profile mass shootings met again Saturday night, adding that negotiations are focused on mental health funding, school safety measures and “modest but impactful” gun control proposals.

      “We’re not going to do everything I want,” Murphy said.

      “We’re not going to put a piece of legislation on the table that’s going to ban assault weapons, or we’re not going to pass comprehensive background checks,” he said.

    56. jason says:

      mnw says:
      June 5, 2022 at 5:01 pm

      RE: Rice v. Fry in SC

      Result?

      Fryed Rice.”

      Walt has some competition…

    57. jason says:

      “Suburban middle income & upper middle income voters may not feel personally impacted much by rising gas & food prices. HOWEVER, those voters have got to be feeling the same economic angst as working class voters when they look at the balances in their 401k accounts; IRA accounts; 529 (college savings) accounts and medical savings account balances.”

      Not according to Bitter. He said his friends and neighbors support Biden because they can afford higher taxes, so it stands to reason they would continue to support Biden because they can afford higher food and gas prices.

    58. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      51. This is quote from the Kyiv Independent, which you quoted – it states that the Ukrainians have gained back territory in Severondonetsk. Are you denying these gains? I see no British source that denied these gains:

      “Fighting is very fierce in Severodonetsk,” regional governor Serhii Haidai told Ukraine’s 1+1 television.

      “Our defenders managed to counter-attack and liberate half of the city, but the situation has worsened for us.”

      Russian forces “are destroying everything with their usual scorched earth tactics” so that “there’s nothing left to defend”, he said.

      Haidai said on Sunday that Kyiv’s troops had “cleared half of Severodonetsk and are moving forward”, after Ukrainian forces earlier appeared on the verge of being driven out of the city.”

    59. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      There is absolutely no source that contradicts that the Ukrainians have counterattacked in Severondonetsk and taken back part of the city. The British military and the Institute for War have been saying much the same thing.

      I would suggest that Gen. Keane and Petraeus and others with military experience might have a better understanding of military affairs then those who brand them as “optimistic”. I believe at the beginning of the Russian invasion most posters on the board felt the Ukraine would fall quickly. I was the exception in saying the Ukrainians would fight

    60. Bitterlaw says:

      My Uncle landed in Normandy on June 7, 1944. I asked him if he felt he had missed out by not landing on D-Day. He said the Germans did not stop shooting after D-Day.

    61. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzzzzz Almost every Biden voter I know admits he is a terrible President and don’t want him to run in 2024.

    62. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      60. My father landed on Omaha beach a couple of days after D-Day. He never discussed the war, although the hints he gave indicated it was pretty intense. He did make it to Paris, and had a some pictures. While he was in the service his mother became a U.S. citizen.

    63. Bitterlaw says:

      SDC – I had another Uncle who served in the Pacific in the Navy. Pretty awful experiences with Kamikaze attacks. Those Uncles used to banter with my aunt’s husband who served in the Korean War how he “had it easy.” He did not have it easy at all.

      They did not discuss the wars very much.

    64. Wobbles says:

      “Joe Biden Is Really Upset That He’s Now More Unpopular Than Donald Trump”

      What is that Suicide Hotline number again?

      For a friend, tks.

    65. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      SDC
      Hoo-yah to your Father. God Bless him for his patriotic service.

    66. Cash Cow TM says:

      Dave (The Wizard),

      Cow enjoys your writeup of various polls and your personal take.

    67. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      65. Appreciate that. Although we disagree on a few issues, it’s very rare.

    68. Cash Cow TM says:

      GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS for Berkeley County came out in the newspaper today.

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

      Of the @ 90 indictments here is the breakdown:

      37 drugs related
      11 sex related
      7 firearm violations
      6 wanton endangerment (whatever that is)
      4 domestic battery
      3 welfare fraud
      2 failure to render aid
      1 murder

      The rest were scattered among child neglect, child abuse, shoplifting, larceny, conspiracy to commit robbery, fleeing.

    69. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      63. My grandmother had the trauma of losing several family members in Finland’s war with the Soviets, then her son announces he is joining the U.S. military. Those were trying times. It’s hard for us to imagine now — hundreds of thousands of American youth killed. I heard the messengers with death notices rode bicycles, and you shuttered if you saw one coming down the street hoping he was not coming to your house.

    70. jason says:

      Will Biden do something I can finally support? Reduce or do away with some tariffs on China? I hope so.

      That being said, I support it on philosophical grounds, tariffs are just another tax on US consumers. I am skeptical it would have a big impact on inflation at this point, because the current inflation rates have more to do with excessive spending rather than tariffs. The tariff impact was already baked in before this inflation escalation, and China tariffs have nothing to do with energy prices or supply chain issues.

      https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2022/06/06/biden-considers-undoing-very-effective-part-of-trump-legacy-in-desperate-bid-to-curb-inflation-n575283

    71. jason says:

      Also, the Dems love stupid tariffs and trade wars and hate free trade as much as Trump and the AFL-CIO conservatives do. After all, it is their 70 year old failed protectionist and isolationist agenda that Trump embraces.

      This could be a trial balloon, there will be backlash from other Dems and the unions.

      In any case, while it would be good for the free trade cause, it won’t help curb inflation in any meaningful manner in the short term, and not much in the long term.

    72. jason says:

      The French take surrendering and capitulation to a new level…

      “French President Emmanuel Macron said the West should not “humiliate” Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine so as to preserve the chance to find a diplomatic solution to the “historic” mistake of invading the country.

      “We must not humiliate Russia so that the day when the fighting stops we can build an exit ramp through diplomatic means,” Macron said in an interview Friday with regional media, stressing that France would play a key mediating role.”

      I agree with this:

      “Tim McMillan
      @LtTimMcMillan
      Legitimate question:
      How exactly does one successfully defend their sovereign existence while simultaneously ensuring not to humiliate the one who is attacking their sovereign existence?

      Seriously, WTF does “not humiliating Putin” actually mean?!?!”

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      ************************************************
      9 stories about celebrities/movie stars
      8 stories about sports
      7 stories about shootings/guns
      2 hydrogen peroxide hacks you can use
      2 happenings in other countries (Britain and Nigeria)
      2 Ukraine/Russia war peripheral happenings–not the war itself
      2 about old history photos
      2 stories involving Trump (“evil guy”, “evil guy”}
      2 stories involving Biden (one about low polls #s and one where Shiff for brains says Biden should not go meet with the Saudis)

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      one story about top mid-term elections to watch

      one story about C02 and climate change

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      –ZERO STORIES ON SOUTHERN U.S. BORDER CRISIS

      –ZERO STORIES ON U.S. DRUG EPIDEMIC

      –ZERO STORIES ON BIG INCREASE IN CRIME ACROSS U.S.
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      Pitiful…Shameful…Unacceptable

    74. Cash Cow TM says:

      Through lots of work on the Intertube, I can get SOME news on the actual fighting in Ukraine.

      Heavy fighting as the two sides slug it out in the city of Severaldonuts in the Dumb@$$ region. Both sides taking heavy casualties.

    75. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      74. At this point the city is being turned into a pile of rubble.

    76. Cash Cow TM says:

      DRUDGE top stories

      8 about Trump
      6 about mass shootings/guns
      1 CROWVID

      ********************************************
      –ZERO STORIES ABOUT U.S. SOUTHERRN BORDER CRISIS
      –ZERO STORIES ABOUT YU.S. DRUG EPIDEMIC

      There were 3 articles about inflation.

      LOL..!
      ______________________________
      Cow should be happy with small victories.

    77. Gordon Allen says:

      Another Wissing moderation about referencing China as a primary threat, among other things under the guise of “Free Trade”
      Blatant

    78. Gordon Allen says:

      TWO MODERATIONS.
      And not lengthy either.
      Bout appeasing China.

    79. Gordon Allen says:

      And those who support doing so.

    80. mnw says:

      76 Cow

      I haven’t clicked on Drudge in 5 years, so I’m way out of date on sex robots.

    81. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon – Sometimes the problem is based on the name or e-mail address. For example, if you make a mistake and close the e-mail as @gmaill.com it will be in purgatory. You should be able to click to go back on your browser to check your post.

    82. Phil says:

      Biden to sit down Wednesday for a hard hitting interview

      ………. with Jimmy Kimmel.

      You can’t make this up.

    83. Wes says:

      Today is the tenth anniversary of when Ray Bradbury passed–during the Transit of Venus no less. I feel a little older knowing this.

      Rest well, Ray Bradbury.

    84. jason says:

      I can see the questions now…

      “What is your favorite ice cream flavor”?

      “What is Champ’s cutest trick”?

      “Do you and DR. Jill Biden prefer beach or mountain vacations”?

      “Why do you think Rs want to kill schoolchildren”

      “Do you take all the credit for the great economy or do you share it with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi?”

    85. jason says:

      under the guise of “Free Trade””

      Funny how people who hate free trade like to put it in quotes….

    86. jason says:

      Bout appeasing China”

      Zzzzzzzzz…..

      Assumes that trading with China is only in their interest, which of course it isn’t.

    87. NYCmike says:

      #85 – so China, I guess, has opened up their markets in the same way our markets are open to them?

      Is that how you define “free trade”? or free trade?

    88. NYCmike says:

      https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2022/06/06/jen-rubin-lets-be-clear-i-was-never-a-conservative-n474286

      -Article about Robbie and “CG”‘s favorite “conservative”……

    89. jason says:

      I finally agree with jen rubin.

    90. jason says:

      so China, I guess, has opened up their markets in the same way our markets are open to them?”

      LOL

      People who hate free trade always have a long list of “conditions” for accepting free trade, so of course the idea is not to have any free trade.

      Let’s see, the excuses are endless. They can’t be geopolitical adversaries. They can’t be competitors. They can’t be communist. They can’t be anti-American. They can’t violate human rights. They can’t have lower costs. They have to have the same environmental, safety, and legal structure as we do, blah, blah, blah.

      Free trade is a concept the US should embrace as its primary trading strategy, not tariffs and trade wars. Free trade builds wealth on both sides. It is not something that can only be implemented if both sides are the same. In fact, one of the benefits of free trade is that each benefit from the strengths and advantages the other side has.

      l

    91. jason says:

      Today is the tenth anniversary of when Ray Bradbury passed”

      Sadly missed.

      As are Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, HG Wells, Arthur C Clarke, Ursula K Leguin, Theodore Sturgeon, Frank Hebert, James White and A.E Van Vogt to name some of my favorite sci-fi authors.

    92. jason says:

      What the Jan 6 kangaroo committee is really about.

      “The House’s Jan. 6 committee has split behind the scenes over what actions to take after the public hearings: Some members want big changes on voting rights — and even to abolish the Electoral College — while others are resisting proposals to overhaul the U.S. election system, Axios has learned.”

    93. Robbie says:

      “Trump fatigue is all over the place. It’s among committee people and especially elected officials,” said a GOP party official who has been involved in multiple campaigns who asked not to be named out of fear of Trump’s reprisal.

      https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2022-election/republicans-brace-trump-primary-chaos-rcna31929

      – Uh oh. After reading this story, Jason fraud will write down the names of every person mentioned and demand they be thrown out the party and the conservative movement and the party for being disloyal to MAGA daddy.

    94. Robbie says:

      “I’m not going to spend a year campaigning, raising money only for the last week of the campaign him to decide he doesn’t like my golf swing and endorses my opponent.”

      https://t.co/QpQzMkIOKC

      – MAGA daddy better be careful. People are starting to wise up to his insanity.

    95. jason says:

      We know why Amoral Scumbag is so unhinged and still talking about “Maga Daddy”.

      “Biden’s collapse runs much more broadly than just inflation, however. Asterisks denote new lows:

      Inflation: 28/71*
      Gas prices: 27/72*
      Immigration: 37/61
      Economic recovery: 37/61*
      Crime: 38/61
      Russia-Ukraine: 46/52
      Climate change: 43/55*
      Gun violence: 35/64
      Taxes: 37/61*
      Abortion: 41/58 (first time asked in this series)

      Only 12% list abortion as their top voting concern. If you consider most of those are probably ultra liberals in liberal areas to start with, hard to see how this will severely hurt Rs in the fall.

      “Gun violence” at 17% is more worrisome, but we have to remember this is right after too mass shootings still in the news, not convinced this will be the same number in November. And again these are probably mostly voters the GOP would not be competing for anyway.

      On the opposite side, inflation, economy and gas prices add up to 48%. Add crime to that and you have a majority of voters saying their top issue is something the Dems will struggle with.

    96. jason says:

      said a GOP party official who has been involved in multiple campaigns who asked not to be named out of fear of Trump’s reprisal.”

      Zzzzzzzz.

      So if there is so much Trump fatigue why is the “GOP party official” (what BS) so afraid to give out his name.

    97. NYCmike says:

      “Free trade is a concept the US should embrace as its primary trading strategy, not tariffs and trade wars. Free trade builds wealth on both sides. It is not something that can only be implemented if both sides are the same. In fact, one of the benefits of free trade is that each benefit from the strengths and advantages the other side has.”

      -Key words…..”primary trading strategy”….looks like jason is backing off the absolutist language…..it only took 6 years……he’s getting wiser in his older age….

    98. NYCmike says:

      Oohhhh

    99. Tgca says:

      China is NOT a friend to the US.

      They are our biggest threat, and threat to freedom around the world as well since they currently support dictatorships, commit atrocities on their own people, enslave people in concentration camps, and use slave labor to manufacture products included in our trade.

      We ONLY do trade with China because our Big Business benefit from it, and our politicians also have financial ties to China.

      So I ask, if China invades Taiwan, and we are at war with them, do we immediately STOP all trade with China? Do we seek regime change?

      …or do we continue trade with them as they undermine our society and kill our troops?

    100. NYCmike says:

      C

    101. Tgca says:

      Russia pales in comparison to China, as a threat.

      Russia is NO threat to civilization unless it decides to unleash its NOOKYOOLER arsenal.

      China is a significant threat and positioning itself in South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, as well as financially in the US.

      If this continues with US politicians failing to hold China accountable as they enrich themselves, China will displace the US in a generation and the US will go the way of Great Britain, a regional power with little to no independent clout in the world.

    102. Tgca says:

      101

      CORRECTION

      C+1

    103. NYCmike says:

      Yeah, I saw that!

    104. NYCmike says:

      Not one word from Robbie about Biden…….mnw to say “Feed me!” in 3….2…..1…..

    105. jason says:

      So I ask, if China invades Taiwan, and we are at war with them, do we immediately STOP all trade with China?”

      If those 2 things happen we can decide then.

      And even if they do, we should always be on the side of free trade.

    106. jason says:

      Key words…..”primary trading strategy”….looks like jason is backing off the absolutist language”

      No, that has always been my position.

      You misunderstand what I mean by “primary”

      According to Merriam Webster:

      “basic, fundamental”

      “of first rank, importance, or value : principal”

    107. jason says:

      We ONLY do trade with China because our Big Business benefit from it, and our politicians also have financial ties to China”

      Tgca is a real conservative, I tell you.

      Not only is he against private property owners getting market returns for their investments, he is against “big business”. You know the “big business’ that develops new technologies and new drugs because they have the money for R & D. The share of the Fortune 500 is 73% of GDP and they employ 42% of US workers.

      Tgca should read this and educate himself a little before attacking “Big Business”

      Small businesses are the economy’s job engine, right?

      Wrong. Ever since MIT researcher David Birch wrote in the late 1970s that small businesses create the lion’s share of new jobs in the economy, this assertion has taken on mythic proportions. President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget summed up the view: “Small businesses are the engine of job growth in our economy.” At the same, time we are a fed a steady diet of stories about how large corporations, run by rapacious CEOs with nicknames like “Chainsaw Al” Dunlap and “Neutron Jack” Welch, ruthlessly slash jobs to pad their profits and bonuses.

      It is true that small firms create a lot of jobs, but they also destroy almost as many, because they are much more likely than big firms to go out of business or shrink. This is why from 1993 to 2010, small firms with fewer than 20 employees were responsible for 29 percent of gross job creation but only 15 percent of net job gains. In contrast, firms with more than 500 employees were responsible for 26 percent of gross job gains but 38 percent of net job gains. This is also why almost two-thirds of new jobs since 1990 have been in firms with 500 or more employees, even though those firms employed just 42 percent of workers. And regarding “Chainsaw Al”: As of 2015, really big establishments—those with 5,000 or more employees—were 4 times less likely to lay off workers than those with fewer than 250 employees.”

      https://itif.org/publications/2018/09/24/five-things-you-thought-you-knew-about-big-business-vs-small-business/

    108. jason says:

      Tgca just gobbles up leftwing propaganda like it is tofu sprinkled with gold.

      “Landlords are greedy”…. zzzzz..leftwing trash.

      “Big business is bad”… zzzz… Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders garbage./

      “Zelensky is like Stalin”…zzzzz.. Putin propaganda.

    109. jason says:

      Tgca is attracted to all this anti-capitalist garbage like a fly to horse crap but then whines that Zelensky is a “leftist” and believes in “a new world order”.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

    110. Tgca says:

      I think I know more about big business operations than Jadon ever will.

      I spent decades providing the analysis and talking points that senior management in multi billion companies use when reporting what drives business.

      It’s not anti-capitalist to point out unfair trade and corrupt practices that endanger your business and markets.

      Jadon believes in trade as an absolute with no rules as if folks will behave fairly and honestly if you just let them be. Fortunately, we know from decades of history that is not true even though folks like Jadon believe in trading with dictators and terrorists to make a buck.

      I’m sure Jadon would have been attacking folks here against trading with Germany and Japan during WW2 as they slaughtered our servicemen.

    111. jason says:

      I think I know more about big business operations than Jadon ever will.”

      LOL

      I very much doubt that. I have over 30 years working at then advising big business on international operations.

      “as if folks will behave fairly and honestly if you just let them be”

      Zzzzz…

      Never said that.

    112. jason says:

      Jadon believes in trade as an absolute with no rules”

      Wins the stupidest definition of free trade of the year.

      The ignorance of that statement is astounding.

    113. NYCmike says:

      “of first rank, importance, or value : principal”

      -Exactly.

      But when an enemy decides that FREE TRADE is good for thee, but not for me, and they look at your policies as something to be used against you, a nation reserves the right to put those basic ideas on hold to make sure both parties benefit.

    114. jason says:

      And the “trading while at war” meme is really asinine too.

    115. NYCmike says:

      https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2022/06/06/there-was-huge-mistake-in-the-2020-census-guess-which-party-it-favored-n1603315

      -The census gets tilted to one party…..the IRS investigates 501(C) organizations which tend to support Republicans…….the DOJ leaks things about Republicans…….the FBI arrests executive aides from one party while Eric Holder walks free…..but there isn’t a Deep State apparatus…….

    116. jason says:

      But when an enemy decides that FREE TRADE is good for thee, but not for me, and they look at your policies as something to be used against you, a nation reserves the right to put those basic ideas on hold to make sure both parties benefit.”

      Zzzzzzz…..condense that pile of stinking isolationist drivel into a simple translation:

      “Let’s pursue the failed AFL-CIO protectionist agenda of the last 70 years, maybe if we repackage the pile of stinking BS and put a Trump ribbon on it it will smell better”.

    117. jason says:

      but there isn’t a Deep State apparatus…….”

      Millions of kids put their baby teeth under their pillow, and, voilá, they get money in the morning and the tooth is gone!

      How can there not be a tooth fairy?!

    118. jason says:

      Deep State apparatus”

      Ooooohhhhh… apparatus….doesn’t that sound sinister?

      This is a prime example of trying to connect dots that don’t connect.

      Can you tell us who “runs” this sinister “apparatus” and where its headquarters are located?

      I mean, such a wide ranging “apparatus” that covers the IRS, the DOJ, and the FBI must have a boss and a headquarters, right?

      Who is the boss and where is the Deep State headquarters located?

    119. NYCmike says:

      keep yapping……I’ll settle for ”primary trading strategy”……for you to admit anything beyond that will take 6 more years.

    120. NYCmike says:

      Got it – the person who refuses to vote looks at every government agency working against 1 specific party but decides to speak about the words “Deep State” instead……..

    121. jason says:

      Elections have consequences. 8 years of Clinton and 8 years of Obama heavily politicized government agencies, filling them with leftist that believe the ends justify the means. You saw it in the impeachment hearings, even the intelligence community is full of leftists. The leadership of the FBI. The State Dept. The DOJ.

      But is there a secret intra government organization coordinating everything? No. That is a load of crap. There is no Deep State.

    122. mnw says:

      NYC

      I feel better about the Blues’ playoff experience, now that I’ve seen what happened to Nashville and Edmonton.

      Do you root for or against the Rangers, or just indifferent?

    123. jason says:

      I’ll settle for ”primary trading strategy”

      Good. It is a step in the right direction.

      You used to be against tariffs and trade wars too (supposedly) until you decided Trump’s tariffs and trade wars against all our trading partners (after all China was only one instance, Trump engaged in stupid tariffs and trade wars against Canada, Mexico, Brazil, other Asian countries, the EU – all which were wrong and misguided too) were better than the other failed stupid tariffs and trade wars.

      Just like you thought that Trump’s donations to Dems were better than other donations to Dems and that Trump’s spending bills were better than other spending bills.

    124. Bitterlaw says:

      My book has not made any bestseller lists yet. I blame the Chinese.

    125. jason says:

      the person who refuses to vote looks at every government agency working against 1 specific party but decides to speak about the words “Deep State” instead…”

      I thought YOU were the one who brought up “Deep State”.

      How soon we forget.

      NYCmike says:
      June 6, 2022 at 3:42 pm

      …..but there isn’t a Deep State apparatus……

    126. jason says:

      My book has not made any bestseller lists yet. I blame the Chinese.”

      It’s #1 at Walt’s house.

    127. jason says:

      So NYC, where is the “Deep State” located, an organization that big must have a huge headquarters. And who runs it, anybody we know or is it “secret people” too?

      How does the apparatus communicate? Is it secret drop boxes throughout Washington a la Deep Throat or is more modernized now. Walkie Talkies? Chemtrails? Carrier pigeons? I am sure they can’t use email and cell phones.

    128. Bitterlaw says:

      I think the Amish would like my book. I would send copies to Jason to share with them but the 18th Century German translation is behind the Quechua translation at the printer.

    129. Wes says:

      Isn’t it amazing how Schumer’s staunchest supporter on HHR is complaining about the left-wing “Deep State”?

    130. jason says:

      Yes it is amazing.

      But then, NYC is always at war with himself, poor bastard.

      He works his ass off here (and I assume elsewhere) to support a Dem senate majority but whines that I “refuse to vote”.

      You can’t make that sh-t up.

    131. jason says:

      Rumor is that Trump will announce his bid for the Presidency on July 4th.

      It will be fun to watch Amoral Scumbag’s meltdown if it happens.

    132. jason says:

      Last Nuremberg prosecutor still alive, at 102, thinks Putin should be prosecuted and jailed.

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2022/06/05/putin-ukraine-trial-nuremberg/9805197002/?gnt-cfr=1

    133. jason says:

      Putin lapdogs and appeasers to whine about “escalation” in 3, 2, 1…..

    134. Bitterlaw says:

      That prosecutor did a great service for humanity. Still dong it by calling out Putin.

    135. NYCmike says:

      “Do you root for or against the Rangers, or just indifferent?”

      -I was indifferent, mainly because my friends have forbidden me to be happy when the Rangers win, since I “supposedly” tormented them back in the early 80’s when MY Islanders reigned supreme……but, I do not like this Tampa team, so I was rooting for the Rangers yesterday…….and we saw what happened……so, after apologizing to my friends last night for being the cause of the loss (tee-hee-hee 🙂 ), I will go back to being indifferent.

      To be honest, I want the Oilers to stage an improbable comeback, as watching the McDavid kid is worth the price of admission in itself!

    136. jason says:

      I remember when gays “just wanted to marry”….

      “A coalition of taxpayer-funded trans organizations has demanded that society “decolonize the gender binary,” provide cash reparations to “gender-nonconforming people,” and affirm “mustache[s]” and “big dick[s]” as authentic expressions of womanhood.”

    137. jason says:

      Boris Johnson survives No-Confidence vote.”

      Good.

    138. Tgca says:

      There is a Deep State! It’s not cloak and dagger like you find in John Le Carre spy novels.

      But it’s made up of individuals in DC and it’s supporters that actively work, often in conjunction, to undermine and destroy others like Trump through both active and ancillary coordinated efforts using their influence and positions of powers.

      They don’t need headquarters or leaders or shared assets and bank accounts. Like Antifa, they are groups of individuals that act both individually but often coordinate support with common goals to wreak havoc and chaos on society and have powerful backers.

      It’s funny that some folks here argue and ridicule the concept of a Deep State but blindly believe with no evidence about widespread election fraud that cost Trump the 2020 election.

      If the Deep State is a conspiracy, then by definition so is the great election fraud of 2020.

      Can’t have it both ways.

    139. NYCmike says:

      #137 – hopefully, he will, once again, fall back to the more conservative position on any issue, and act like Thatcher instead of Major.

    140. NYCmike says:

      “If the Deep State is a conspiracy, then by definition so is the great election fraud of 2020.”

      -BOOM.

    141. jason says:

      NYC goes BOOM because of a statement another “Deep State” believer said.

      LOL

    142. jason says:

      Glad Johnson survived.

      “KYIV (Reuters) -Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that the United Kingdom has been providing weapons Kyiv needs to fight the war with Russia and thanked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for “complete” understanding of the needs.

      Britain said on Monday that, in coordination with the United States, it will supply Ukraine with multiple-launch rocket systems that can strike targets up to 80 km (50 miles) away as part of a new UK military aid for Kyiv.

      “I am grateful to Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the complete understanding of our demands and preparedness to provide Ukraine with exactly the weapons that it so needs to protect the lives of our people,” Zelenskiy said in his nightly video address.”

    143. jason says:

      but blindly believe with no evidence about widespread election fraud”

      Damm, Tgca is stupid AND blind?

      Who knew?

    144. Wes says:

      Mikey believes the following things:

      1) Schumer should be Senate Majority Leader for life.

      2) God intends rapists to impregnate women.

      He’s not exactly my go-to person for cogent thought.

    145. jason says:

      But it’s made up of individuals in DC and it’s supporters that actively work, often in conjunction, to undermine and destroy others like Trump through both active and ancillary coordinated efforts using their influence and positions of powers.”

      Hmmm… so where is the Deep State “apparatus” NYC referred too.

      This sounds more like what I said…

      “Elections have consequences. 8 years of Clinton and 8 years of Obama heavily politicized government agencies, filling them with leftist that believe the ends justify the means. You saw it in the impeachment hearings, even the intelligence community is full of leftists. The leadership of the FBI. The State Dept. The DOJ.”

      “They don’t need headquarters or leaders”

      If you admit it is a bunch of leftwing individuals who ofter acting on their own or with other leftwing individuals in their depts then where is the “Deep State”?

    146. jason says:

      Mikey believes the following things:

      1) Schumer should be Senate Majority Leader for life.

      2) God intends rapists to impregnate women.”

      BOOM!

    147. jason says:

      Britain said on Monday that, in coordination with the United States, it will supply Ukraine with multiple-launch rocket systems that can strike targets up to 80 km (50 miles) away as part of a new UK military aid for Kyiv”

      Good, and hear nothing about “restrictions”. And the Ukrainians should use them wherever they want, even fire them one inch from the Russian border.

    148. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC has never cast a vote for or caused others to vote for Deadender Senate candidates. He only lives and votes in New York.

      Deep State is BS. Not enough Federal bureaucrats would work that hard.

    149. Tina says:

      Looks like we may hit a national gas price of $5 later this week.

      Wow,

      But Muh trump in Jebot world.

    150. Bitterlaw says:

      Why stop 1 inch from the Russian border? Blast Russian supplies and troops BEFORE they enter Ukraine.

    151. jason says:

      There is plenty of evidence of election fraud in 2020. You can believe it or not.

      I have yet to see ONE shred of evidence there is any “Deep State” organization. None. Nada. Zero.

      Of course, you can say there is a Deep State, but then qualify it by saying it has no leaders and no headquarters. To me, then there is no Deep State. There are many organizations that operated secretly throughout history, but they had leaders and they had meetings, they had communications and they followed orders.

    152. Tina says:

      I have to say that Dave Giglio (ca 13 candidate) is running a very good campaign for the nomination.

      Brilliant.

    153. jason says:

      Why stop 1 inch from the Russian border? Blast Russian supplies and troops BEFORE they enter Ukraine.”

      You misunderstood me. Fire them one inch from the Russian border 50 miles into Russia.

    154. jason says:

      NYC has never cast a vote for or caused others to vote for Deadender Senate candidates”

      You claim he is a failure as a Schumer and deadender propagandist?

      But give him an A for effort at least.

      Ok with me.

    155. Wes says:

      Bets on how long it will be before Tina says Giglio is a RINO?

      I give it a day.

    156. Tina says:

      Donald Trump, Jr beats Rick Scott- 56% to 32%, per Fabrizio.

    157. jason says:

      NYC has never cast a vote for or caused others to vote for Deadender Senate candidates”

      Bitter claims that an idiot like Albert Magnus wouldn’t take NYC’s advice?

      I wouldn’t be so sure.

    158. Tina says:

      I don’t know. The fib and Doj are pretty corrupt from top to bottom.

      They make the Ccp proud.

    159. jason says:

      Is Fabrizio smarter than Lord Asshat?

    160. jason says:

      So the 35,000 employees of the FBI are all “corrupt”?

      I am going to have to fall asleep again…zzzzz.

    161. Tina says:

      Let’s send fib agents to arrest Navarro at the airport vs asking him that he turns himself in on a “process crime.”

      This assumes that he can even provide documents or testify as a former executive branch official.

      And assumes that the congressional subpoenas are even valid to begin with since there are no Rs on the committee.

    162. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag doesn’t like Rick Scott.

      Has he endorsed Don Jr. yet?

      I mean, at least until he is on the ballot?

    163. Tina says:

      All because Navarrro caught Fraudci in the lie.

      How is the criminal referral for Fraudci doing?

    164. Bitterlaw says:

      156 Got it. Good plan.

      As for NYC, you must think HHR posts have outside influence. They do not. At least not since HHR last won a Mobbie.

    165. Tgca says:

      I remember when gays “just wanted to marry”….

      Me too!

      I am conflicted on this but I always new the radical left in the gay community, or what I call the Gay Mafia, would NEVER stop at just gay marriage, and would seek more radical desires…and most gays just stand by and let them do it because their desire to be accepted by society by any means necessary, even if they personally disagree with the means used by the radicals.

      Their goal has always been to force society into accepting and condoning their lifestyle and not just marriage and legal rights because as we see, the vast majority of gays have not chosen marriage that is now legally available to them for over 7+ years.

      Gays are not bad people but by and far, often their personal lifestyle behaviors represent the worst in society compared to other peer diverse groups.

      Specifically, gay males are promiscuous, do not appreciate or strive for monogamy or care about having family units, have the highest rates of STDs where it’s estimated 1 in 5 to 6 gay men are HIV+, largely abuse alcohol and drugs, suffer high incidents of health issues, including mental health issues like depression, and have great difficulty sustaining long-term monogamous relationships compared to other peer diverse groups.

      These are all supported by studies, including some by the CDC over the years and even the younger gays are succumbing to these so you can’t just blame it on the older gays who are “already messed up” from years of being denied the opportunity to develop and forge normal relationships like their straight counterparts.

      The bottom line is that a very large segment of gay men don’t want families and monogamy. They want a constant party-like lifestyle without commitment…and they don’t want to be judged either so they attempt to change what society accepts, and unfortunately there has been an effort for years to target acceptance by targeting children at a young age to force future acceptance.

      I think there is a backlash building against these extreme positions of the radical gay left and all gays will feel it because few gays will stand against the radicalization.

    166. Tina says:

      Not one whistleblower from Fib about the spying on trump (pre campaign, during the campaign, and while president).

      Some caught lying, but no charges filed.

      Also, caught designing, implementing, and carrying out the Whitmer hoax plot.

      Also caught lying about Saddam having wmds.

      So, it’s. Corrupt agency, which needs to be eliminated or scaled back.

      No $500 million uni party raise.

    167. Tina says:

      Loon Cheney heads this committee (in her mind).

      Tom Elliott
      @tomselliott
      · 8h
      .?@RepRaskin?: “The Electoral College is an undemocratic relic of the early Constitution, just like the state legislature selection of U.S. senators, which is something we got rid of, in 1913, with the 17th Amendment”

    168. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina wants the FBI eliminated or scaled back AND wants the FBI to prevent every school shooting. Both can’t be true.

    169. Tina says:

      Bl, wants to spend more on funding a corrupt agency.

      Wasting taxpayer $$$

      Like a good gop-e.

    170. Tina says:

      Looks like Loon Cheney, as head of the j6 committee, subpoenaed one of her constituents

      Then, sent the constituent a request for campaign money.

      I though she got 95% of her money from Virginians?

    171. Tina says:

      Jim Lamon falsely claims that Blake Masters is an anti semite.
      Why is he doing these disgusting ads?

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/06/06/establishment-jim-lamon-melts-down-in-arizona-after-trump-endorses-blake-masters-against-him/

    172. NYCmike says:

      And I will point out, AGAIN, in the post where I wrote “Deep State”, neither jason nor Bitterlaw have anything to say about ALL of the issues that arise in government and **somehow** the advantage falls to the Democrats while the Republicans look bad.

    173. Bitterlaw says:

      Tina supports terrorists, criminals, sex traffickers, child predators and drug dealers. The only difference between Defund the Police and Eliminate the FBI is…nothing.

    174. NYCmike says:

      ” Not enough Federal bureaucrats would work that hard.”

      -Just about EVERY federal employee will do what his/her/ze/they boss says to keep their job and their future pension.

      They don’t have to work any harder. They just have to keep their heads down and say “I wasn’t asked to do anything except my usual work. I saw nothing else.”

      Easy peasy.

    175. NYCmike says:

      “Tina wants the FBI eliminated or scaled back AND wants the FBI to prevent every school shooting. Both can’t be true.”

      -That’s incorrect, Bitterlaw.

      Tina wants the FBI to do their jobs, not what the DNC tells them to do.

    176. NYCmike says:

      Like Elon Musk asked “Why hasn’t Epstein’s black book list been leaked yet?”

    177. Bitterlaw says:

      Do they get an extra Deep State pension or just the regular pension?

    178. Bitterlaw says:

      Nice try, NYC. There is no nuance in “Eliminate the FBI.”

    179. Tina says:

      Bl, you are wrong,

      I j don’t want more corruption.

      They have a history of lying, targeting, and lying.

      I gave you several examples.

      You are in denial.

    180. Tgca says:

      So perhaps we are in difference over what the definition of Deep State is.

      In my view the Deep State is:

      made up of individuals in DC and it’s supporters that actively work, often in conjunction, to undermine and destroy political foes and push an agenda both actively and with ancillary coordinated efforts using their influence and positions of powers. These individuals have common goals and often powerful and financial backers and attempt to keep these relations secret and out of view.

      We know this exists as we’ve seen recent examples of this against Trump in various high power gubbermint positions where groups of individuals manipulated, lied, and conspired against Trump on varying levels and used various resources to do their dirty work and spread misinformation and attempted to conceal it.

      If the Deep State does not exist, then neither does Antifa or the great 2020 election fraud because both those require a level of cooperation and assistance among people and/or groups to happen.

    181. Bitterlaw says:

      You are pretending you don’t want to eliminate the FBI when you explicitly stated you want to eliminate the FBI. Don’t try to spin it.

    182. Tgca says:

      There is no nuance is supporting wokeism either.

      If you tuned in to watch the NFL and NBA in 2020 and 2021, you were supporting their wokeism including defund the police so there’s more evidence here that Bitter supported defunding the police, inadvertently as it maybe was, than Tina.

      You can’t separate I tune into the games but don’t support their actions. Tuning in provides them with the revenue and platform to spread their wokeism.

      Its like going to a KKK barbecue and saying you only went for the food but don’t support the cause behind the barbecue. By virtue of showing up, you support their actions because if you did not show up, they would not get the benefit of your presence to spread their hate.

    183. Bitterlaw says:

      If people know about Deep State, it sucks at its job. Shouldn’t a powerful secret organization be….ummmm….what’s the word?….secret?

      As for the comparison to Antifa, let me know when Deep State starts attacking people and burning buildings.

    184. Phil says:

      Yeah, the FBI.

      They’ve really been a beacon of government ethics over the last six years, haven’t they.

      Partisan hacks of the first order.

      And yeah, they ought to get a deep state pension. Those at the top have absolutely earned it.

    185. Phil says:

      Yeah, the FBI hasn’t burned any buildings.

      Now there’s a high bar.

    186. Tgca says:

      182

      Tina is correct on the FBI, at least it’s leadership.

      They are highly corrupt. They are targeting people politically. This is dangerous to our society and calls for immediate oversight or change of the FBI.

      Look how they just arrested and treated Peter Navarro because of the Jan 6th subpoena indictment. They’ve done it with others too and coordinated with the MSM to capture these arrests on film.

      His treatment and arrest are unprecedented for the level of crime.

      Alan Dershowitz just wrote an article on how this is grossly unprecedented and seems only to be happening to GOP folks and that the FBI is partisan and weaponized against GOP.

    187. Tgca says:

      186

      People always know about the Deep State but rarely are they exposed because going against these powerful players is very difficult.

      Same thing with the Mafia. For the longest time, it was considered a conspiracy theory. We know differently now.

      If it were not for Devin Nunes, we would not have known about all these secret shenanigans of these Deep State folks.

      That only came to light as he exposed their lies by getting access to classified info and exposing its cover up.

    188. Bitterlaw says:

      More accusations of wokeness despite public anti-woke speeches.

      Tgclown wants it both ways. Everybody knows about Deep State but it is so secret and powerful that people don’t talk about it. But he talks about it with no impact on him.

    189. Tgca says:

      191

      You prove my point.

      One can speak out against something but their actions speak louder than their words.

      The NFL and NBA were able to push their woke message because people like you tuned in to support their platform, however, inadvertently it may have been.

      Like it or not, you help them in their effort to send some messaging including DEFUND THE POLICE while most others here decided they would not support such wokeism.

      Own it!

    190. Tgca says:

      The Deep State by definition is NOT a secret organization but rather by their actions, people of influence and power that are like-minded and act behind the scenes to manipulate, control, and destroy.

      There’s a difference!

      Do you believe Antifa exists?

    191. Bitterlaw says:

      I don’t have to own YOUR stupid statements. Only you can do that.

      Alex Jones believes in Deep State. Which tells you all you need to know about Alec Jones and Deep State.

    192. jason says:

      Same thing with the Mafia. For the longest time, it was considered a conspiracy theory.”

      BS. The Mafia was always a real organization, with “families” and leaders and a highly structured hierarchy. They own real businesses, hold meetings, etc.

      Who runs the Deep State? Who gives the orders? Who decides on what the agenda is?

    193. jason says:

      The Deep State by definition is NOT a secret organization”

      It’s not even an organization at all.

      Fixed it for you.

    194. jason says:

      Deep State folks”

      Folks?

      NYC said it was an “apparatus”.

      Bitter, the Deep State is so “deep” the believers don’t even know what it is.

    195. jason says:

      Tina supports terrorists, criminals, sex traffickers, child predators and drug dealers. The only difference between Defund the Police and Eliminate the FBI is…nothing”

      BOOM!

    196. jason says:

      Tina and NYC have no idea what the FBI is for and what it does.

      If they did, they wouldn’t be saying “defund the FBI” which is even more stupid than “defund the police”.

    197. Tgca says:

      Toooooooooo Hundwid bishes!

      Toooooooooo Hundwid I thay!

    198. Tgca says:

      Does Antifa exist?

    199. Tgca says:

      Who funded the 2020 fraud that only happened in certain select key areas that did not happen in other similar cities?

      Who ran the fraud?

      Who gave the orders where and how much fraud to perpetuate?

      Who decided the fraud agenda?

    200. jason says:

      Tgca is arguing against himself. He is actually making my case. There was no “Deep State” mandated election fraud.

      I never claimed any “Deep State” instituted election fraud.

      The fraud was made easy by new “Covid” elections laws, and perpetrated by partisan election officials primarily in strong Dem areas like Philly, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Las Vegas, etc.

      You yourself ridiculed wes’ theory that if there was no fraud in NC, there couldn’t have been any in WI or GA.

      There is no Deep State. Anywhere.

    201. jason says:

      Alex Jones believes in Deep State. Which tells you all you need to know about Alec Jones and Deep State.”

      Heh, really great company there….

    202. Tgca says:

      203

      So this all happened only in selected cities but not others?

      That’s not making your case. That’s putting holes in your case.

      Why would fraud only occur in certain Dem strongholds and not others? Why did it not happen across the board in all states?

      Somehow it only happened in areas needed for Trump to lose the electoral college but not in other areas?

      How would that occur by itself?

      That is statistically improbable.

    203. Tgca says:

      You still have not answered my question on Antifa.

      Does it exist?

    204. Tgca says:

      Back in the 1930s, the gubbermint denied the existence of an organized mob and the mafia. Two decades later, they acknowledged its existence.

      Hoover in particular did not believe a national organized mob existed.

      He was wrong!

      As are folks here who think there are no organized gubbermint power players that play behind the scenes to cause disinformation, manipulate, and attempt to destroy their opponents using influence and power.

      We just saw a number of FBI folks caught colluding amongst others inside and outside the agency.

      Nope! No Deep State exists.

      Just like Antifa. It’s a figment of peoples imagination.

    205. mnw says:

      I think “deep state” is a useful rhetorical concept to describe the entrenched, self-perpetuating liberal control of the federal bureaucracy.

      I think ‘hive mind’ describes the same phenomenon. It exists– the people who draft & enforce federal regulations.

    206. Tgca says:

      I guess Bitter and Jadon also believe the US did NOT secretly experiment on AA up through the early 1970s.

      Those were just conspiracy theories and never really happened.

    207. Tgca says:

      209

      I would go further and state people who manipulate, lie, and mislead and attempt to destroy others that get in their way as well.

      It is usually certain people of influence and power that use back channels to do their dirty work in secret.

      Everything we learned the last 2 years of what the DOJ, FBI, and intelligence operatives were doing is an example of a Deep State. To think these actors don‘t work and support one another is ludicrous and naive.

    208. NYCmike says:

      “Shouldn’t a powerful secret organization be….ummmm….what’s the word?….secret?”

      -Why would it be secret?

      The entrenched bureaucracy worker bees won’t say anything or else they lose their job, their pension, or both of them.

      The heads of each department, if they are picked by a Republican, will be investigated, targeted, checked out, etc etc etc. If the person is a Democrat, like Clapper, Holder, Brennan etc etc, the media ignores them and runs interference for them.

      How do all of the leaks and **mistakes** (Census) help one political party and not the other?

    209. NYCmike says:

      Also, why does there have to be a “leader”?

      If I were a corrupt Democrat in a position in the DOJ, I would slow-walk everything that could hurt a Dem and leak anything that could hurt a Republican……what are the chances of being put in jail or hurt financially if a person acts in such a manner? The last 20 years have shown those who stand up for Republicans go to jail and/or pay fines, those who run interference for Dems go free,get promotions/get back pay and their time served re-instated.

      Pathetic!

    210. NYCmike says:

      To repeat – how has Epstein’s list NOT BEEN RELEASED?

    211. NYCmike says:

      The comments are quite revealing on that link – looks like a lot of people blame his wife for making him move to the left.

      Makes me even more proud of my wife, who argues more than I do now, because as a school counselor she was mandated to sit for a few “white guilt” seminars and she was appalled by the lack of good faith and weak reasoning used by the persons leading those seminars. Thankfully, she really chooses he words well, and hasn’t lost any of her friends over it, as a bunch of them are ignorant Democrats.

    212. Wes says:

      For someone who supposedly dislikes ignorant Dems, Mikey, you’ve been voting for their choice for Senate for decades.

    213. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The United Kingdom DefenseHQ has now confirmed what the Institute of War reported — Ukrainians have recaptured parts of Sieverodonetsk. By now their fighting over possession of rubble:

      @DefenceHQ
      United Kingdom government organization
      (1/3) Over the weekend, Ukrainian forces have recaptured parts of Sieverodonetsk although Russian forces likely continue to occupy eastern districts. Russia’s broader plan likely continues to be to cut off the Sieverodonetsk area from both the north and the south

    214. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Ministry of Defence
      @DefenceHQ
      1h United Kingdom government organization

      (3/3) Russia will almost certainly need to achieve a breakthrough on at least one of these axes to translate tactical gains to operational level success and progress towards its political objective of controlling all of Donetsk Oblast.

      Ministry of Defence
      @DefenceHQ
      1h United Kingdom government organization
      (2/3) Russia made gains on the southern, Popasna axis through May but its progress in the area has stalled over the last week. Reports of heavy shelling near Izium suggests Russia is preparing to make a renewed effort on the northern axis.

    215. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      220. Right now the question is how soon will NATO get the weaponry to the Ukrainians that will be able to knock out Russian long-distance artillery.

    216. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “The peer-reviewed study – “Correlation Between Mask Compliance and COVID-19 Outcomes in Europe” – was authored by Beny Spira, an Associate Professor at the University of São Paulo whose research focuses on the molecular genetics of microorganisms.

      Published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science on April 19th, 2022, the paper describes its purpose as “analyz[ing] the correlation between mask usage against morbidity and mortality rates in the 2020-2021 winter in Europe.

      “Data from 35 European countries on morbidity, mortality, and mask usage during a six-month period were analyzed and crossed,” continued the study, which encompassed a total of 602 million people.

      “The findings presented in this short communication suggest that countries with high levels of mask compliance did not perform better than those with low mask usage in the six-month period that encompassed the second European wave of COVID-19,” Spira summarized.

      “The lack of negative correlations between mask usage and COVID-19 cases and deaths suggest that the widespread use of masks at a time when an effective intervention was most needed, i.e., during the strong 2020-2021 autumn-winter peak, was not able to reduce COVID-19 transmission.”

      Beyond finding no benefit to mask mandate compliance in curtailing the spread of COVID-19, the paper found a “moderate positive correlation” between the use of masks and COVID-19 deaths.

      “Moreover, the moderate positive correlation between mask usage and deaths in Western Europe also suggests that the universal use of masks may have had harmful unintended consequences,” it asserted based on the following figures:

      “The positive correlation between mask usage and cases was not statistically significant (rho = 0.136, p = 0.436), while the correlation between mask usage and deaths was positive and significant (rho = 0.351, p = 0.039). The Spearman’s correlation between masks and deaths was considerably higher in the West than in East European countries: 0.627 (p = 0.007) and 0.164 (p = 0.514), respectively.”

    217. jason says:

      Wake up you lazy bastards, don’t your llamas need feeding?

    218. jason says:

      I guess Bitter and Jadon also believe the US did NOT secretly experiment on AA up through the early 1970s. ”

      That was “Deep State”?

      Zzzzzz….

    219. jason says:

      If I were a corrupt Democrat in a position in the DOJ, I would slow-walk everything that could hurt a Dem and leak anything that could hurt a Republican”

      That is “Deep State”?

      Zzzzzz…..

    220. jason says:

      I think “deep state” is a useful rhetorical concept to describe the entrenched, self-perpetuating liberal control of the federal bureaucracy.”

      I don’t agree with calling it “deep state”, even without capitalizing because it implies something that doesn’t exist.

      But “entrenched, self-perpetuating liberal control of the federal bureaucracy”, sure, I made the same point above.

    221. jason says:

      If we reach an agreement, law-abiding gun owners will not be affected,” Cornyn says. Says “we are not talking about banning a category” of guns or high-capacity magazines.”

      Good.

      Always start from the principle that anti-gun laws that only impact law abiding gun owners are not going to prevent any mass shootings.

    222. jason says:

      If the person is a Democrat, like Clapper, Holder, Brennan etc etc, the media ignores them and runs interference for them”

      That is “Deep State”?

      Zzzzzz….

    223. jason says:

      The fact the MSM is 95% liberal is not “Deep State”. The fact that 16 years of Clinton + Obama filled government agencies and the judiciary with liberals is not “Deep State”. The fact that some government officials use their positions to advance their partisan politics is not “Deep State”. Do the actions of the leadership of these departments reflect their ideology? Yes. That may be wrong, but it is not “Deep State”.

      The idea that there is some sort of secret cabal or formal organization within the government is pure unmitigated horse crap.

      I can live with mnw’s “deep state” definition describing a liberal controlled federal bureaucracy. That certainly exists. Elections have consequences.

      “Deep State”? No, that is for conspiracy theory morons.

    224. jason says:

      Tgca would have drooled like Pavlov’s dogs at my breakfast. I skipped the organic barley husks and Himalayan pine sap flakes and went straight for the bacon, scrapple, country ham AND sausage.

    225. Tom says:

      I’ve said before, there is a de facto deep state comprised of liberals at all levels of the Federal government. The Lois Lerner debacle at IRS is a classic case. Every one of the career IRS examiners involved knew that what they were doing was a violation of IRS rules and the employee code of conduct, but they were willing participants. If Lois Lerner had been a conservative trying weaponize the IRS against liberal PACs, every one of those same IRS examiners would have filed whistle-blower complaints.

      So, while there is no organized deep state that networks or holds strategy meetings, there is most definitely a de facto deep state comprised of liberal democrats who are the vast majority of Federal employees. And never underestimate the power of a well placed bureaucrat.

    226. Gordon Allen says:

      Well said Tom.

    227. Cash Cow TM says:

      Microsoft or whatever (comes on automatically when I turn on my laptop–

      TOP NEWS STORIES:

      17 OF THE TOP 32 NEWS ITEMS WERE:

      –GUNS/SHOOTINGS (more than HALF)

      –ZERO ON INFLATION
      –ZERO ON CRISIS AT U.S. SOUTHERN BORDER
      –ZERO ON ILLEGAL DRUG CRISIS
      ******************************************

      Another site:

      8 of 27 top news stories were guns/shootings

      ZERO ON ALL THE SAME ZEROES ABOVE.

    228. Cash Cow TM says:

      Also, neither top news stories sites have any top stories on big spike in crime.

    229. Bitterlaw says:

      So Deep State has now been demoted to “de facto deep state.” Baby steps.

      To answer Tgclown’s questions:

      Antifa exists

      The US government did conduct unethical experiments on blacks without informing them of the risks or obtaining informed consent.

      There is no Deep State.

    230. Tgca says:

      Who runs Antifa?

      Who gives the orders?

      Who makes the decisions at Antifa?

      No such coordinated organization exists.

      Law enforcement cannot go after or prosecute any such organization if it doesn’t exist.

      You can’t have it both ways.

      If the Deep State doesn’t exist, neither does Antifa.

    231. Tgca says:

      229

      The idea that there is some sort of secret cabal or formal organization within the government is pure unmitigated horse crap.

      The same can be said of Antifa. There is no secret cabal or formal organization of people that make up Antifa. It does not exist in that form!

      There also was no secret cabal or formal organization that committed election fraud.

      However, there are people of influence and power who work with common goals in secrecy to lie, manipulate, and share ideas and misinformation to achieve their agenda and that is what people mean when they say the Deep State.

      To say this did not happen against Trump is ludicrous. People in power and influence coordinated to destroy his presidency, and most were in current or past gubbermint leadership roles.

    232. jason says:

      Not so sure what the Antifa connection is here.

      I never claimed Antifa was a “Deep State” nor did anyone else here that doesn’t believe in the Deep State or the tooth fairy.

      If Antifa is a bunch of individuals running around trying to impose their ideology with no coordination and no leadership and no organization so Tgca doesn’t want to call it a “Deep State”, fine with me.

      “However, there are people of influence and power who work with common goals”

      Yes, the common goal is socialism. But the fact some people in the leadership and/or ranks of government agencies are leftists who have the same ideology does not constitute a secret cabal or organization or Deep State. The fact some use their position to further their partisan political dogma is not Deep State.

      Once you claim there is a “Deep State”, you are implying there is a coordinated, organized, structured organization within the government.

      If somehow you are NOT claiming that, you are basically agreeing with mnw’s deep state definition that we have a liberal, self-entrenched, federal bureaucracy, then ok.

    233. jason says:

      To say this did not happen against Trump is ludicrous”

      Typical case of using a factual conclusion to make up a fictional cause.

      Several people in the FBI leadership used their positions to smear/oust Trump with bogus investigations. Trump should have replaced Comey the first day in office before any “scandal” broke, nobody could complain. He should have replaced the whole NSA organization too. People like Vindaman and the “whistleblower” in the intelligence community tried to get Trump impeachment on bogus charges. The DOJ, even headed by a Trump appointee, was full of Dem hack leftovers from the Obama administration.

      But not all of Trump’s troubles were of a deep state making. Had he not appointed a spineless weakling like Jeff Sessions as AG, and had not Sessions stupidly recused himself and given a political hack like Rosenstein the opportunity to appoint a SC, the Mueller fiasco would never have happened. And Trump made a lot of horrible appointments like Kelly, Omarosa, Scaramucci, Bolton, etc. all which came back to bite him.

    234. EML says:

      Me: Alrighty, big day today. Primary elections in 7 states today, including California, where the jungle primary has been an incredibly accurate predictor of who will win each race come November. Let’s see what my friends at HHR have to say about this exciting day.

      HHR: 100 posts about the definition of “Deep State”.

      I’ll see myself out.

    235. jason says:

      So, while there is no organized deep state that networks or holds strategy meetings, there is most definitely a de facto deep state comprised of liberal democrats who are the vast majority of Federal employees.”

      Ahhh, goal post moving alert!

      A “de facto deep state” that has no organization, but has liberal democrats who are a majority of Federal employees.

      As long as you don’t capitalize it and imply there is some sort of secret organization within the government constituting a “Deep State”, I am fine with a deep state definition implying most of the Federal bureaucracy is liberal and that some of the members use their positions to further their political agenda.

    236. jason says:

      EML drives by to tell us what we should talk about?

      Zzzzzz…..

    237. jason says:

      Two things could have changed the Trump presidency in a major way.

      1) Replacing Comey on Day 1. At the time Comey was in the doghouse with Dems and the MSM, they were blaming him for Hillary’s loss. It would have been normal for a new President to make a change at the FBI.

      2) Not appointing Jeff Sessions. Any other AG would not have recused himself, and there would have never been a SC. Sure the MSM and the Dems would still have talked about “collusion” but there would have been no Mueller investigation which consumed Trump’s presidency and offset his accomplishments. Trump would have been much more popular and Rs would not have lost 40 seats in the House and would have won more seats in the Senate.

    238. jason says:

      I’ll see myself out.”

      I admire people who are self sufficient.

    239. Tgca says:

      238

      My point is you can’t say that a Deep State does not exist but Antifa does exist because they are similar in concept and operations and support.

      I think enough people here have explained the Deep State. It does not require it to be an organized structure with leaders, as you erroneously persist on claiming. People have made that clear. But it does exist.

      No one moved goal posts. You lack comprehension of what people are defining as a Deep State.

      It’s like saying the radical left doesn’t operate in the manner of a Deep State or Antifa because they lack structure or organization but you consistently refer to the left as some organized group.

      By your definition, the radical left does not exist either because it lacks structure and leadership. It’s only a concept.

      Well, concepts don’t act out on their own, it takes people with like-mindedness to act out.

    240. Tgca says:

      243

      Conjecture.

      I still think there were enough anti-Trump folks at DOJ and the FBI, as well as other departments and in the Intelligence community to wreak havoc on his presidency, as he was a threat to the way they did business. They were never going to just sit back and let him be POTUS for 8 years.

      As for the midterms, I still think there would have been challenges because what drove the voters against Trump was his policies and persona, not the Russian Hoax.

    241. DW says:

      Headline: “Biden Claims to Have Presided Over ‘Greatest Economic Recovery’ Ever”

      Biden’s Misinformation Governance Board responds:

      “Absolutely correct! Lock this into the history books.”

    242. jason says:

      No one moved goal posts. You lack comprehension of what people are defining as a Deep State.”

      I was referring to Tom’s post.

      Since he used deep state not “Deep State” and called it “de facto deep state” and said there was no “organized deep state” that was certainly moving the goal posts from your “Deep State” fantasies and conspiracy theories.

      GFY.

    243. jason says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      June 7, 2022 at 8:52 am

      So Deep State has now been demoted to “de facto deep state.” Baby steps.

      Yeah, we are making progress.

    244. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      From Bloomberg News:

      Bloomberg Politics
      ·
      Yesterday
      “Voters aren’t punishing GOP candidates over Jan. 6 Capitol attack — they’re backing them”

    245. jason says:

      However, if it will make the “Deep State” conspiracy theorists happy, I think the odds that it exists are slightly better than the Tooth Fairy and slightly worse than Bigfoot.

    246. jason says:

      I still think there were enough anti-Trump folks at DOJ and the FBI, as well as other departments and in the Intelligence community to wreak havoc on his presidency, as he was a threat to the way they did business. They were never going to just sit back and let him be POTUS for 8 years.

      As for the midterms, I still think there would have been challenges because what drove the voters against Trump was his policies and persona, not the Russian Hoax.”

      This is all true, but without the Mueller investigation the deck would not have been stacked so much against Trump. The distraction of having to deal with the investigation would also have been eliminated.

      And probably Rs would still have lost the midterms but not by 40 seats and they might have gained 4-5 in the senate not 2. Might have saved some governorships and legislatures too.

    247. jason says:

      Kyle Rittenhouse’s Attorney Tells Tucker They’re Going After Some ‘Large Defendants'”

      Good. Take them to the cleaners like Sandman did.

    248. jason says:

      George Takei
      @GeorgeTakei
      · 13h
      Crazy thought, but those 20 million AR-15s now in this country could sure arm a lot of Ukrainians.”

      Heh, liberal hack actually makes the case for the 2nd Amendment by saying Ukrainians should also be armed?

      Okayyyy….

    249. EML says:

      The woke progressive SF DA will certainly be recalled.

      LA Mayor is too close to call. It is Los Angeles, so bet on the Republican at your own risk, but he may actually be able to pull it off in the end.

      There are certainly a number of congressional districts worth watching and may give us a clue as to how the winds are blowing.

      CA-03 (R) – Trump back Kevin Kiley vs Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones

      CA-09 (D) – Josh Harder got drawn a much more Dem-friendly district, but it is still in the realm of possibility for Rs.

      CA-13 (D) – Open Hispanic-majority seat in the Central Valley. Biden won here by 11. Could be test of how far the Hispanic vote is swinging.

      CA-22 (R) – Similar story here. David Valadao won by 0.9% in 2020 and this seat got drawn a couple more points Democratic. Biden won here by 13. Let’s hope Valadao holds on.

      CA-27 (R) – After winning by 0.1% in 2020, Mike Garcia got a seat that is about 4 points more Democratic than it was before.

      CA-40 (R) – After winning in a Dem-friendly district, Young Kim was drawn a more favorable seat. Should be able to win here.

      CA-45 (R) – the opposite is true for Michelle Steel. Her new district is about 6 points more Dem and went for Biden by 6. This is more of a test of how far the suburban vote is swinging back to Republicans.

      CA-49 (D) – Quietly under the radar is that Mark Levin was drawn a tougher seat after underperforming in 2020. This could be a surprise GOP pickup.

    250. jason says:

      Thanks.

    251. Gordon Allen says:

      I agree with #243.
      I think it should be pointed out though those decisions were Trumps alone.
      His judgment of personnel was frequently poor,particularly at the beginning .
      But those REALLY hurt.

    252. Robbie says:

      Mediaite
      @Mediaite
      Mike Lindell Assures Everyone He Has ‘Preliminary Evidence’ Brian Kemp Stole Georgia Primary

      https://t.co/B5NcC9NgiQ

      – This lunatic was one of Trump’s closest advisors. Hard to believe he’s crazy.

    253. jason says:

      I think it should be pointed out though those decisions were Trumps alone.”

      Well, the buck stops with him, but I am sure he got back advice.

      I was ok with Sessions at first, mea culpa.

      Scaramucci was always a joke and Bolton was a famous loose cannon.

    254. Gordon Allen says:

      The Atlanta Fed GDP now projection for the second quarter is down to .9% growth.
      As the first quarter was – 1.4 %,we are closing in on 2 straight quarters of negative growth, the accepted definition of a recession. Now

    255. jason says:

      This lunatic was one of Trump’s closest advisors.”

      Hello?

      First he is no lunatic, he is a highly successful businessman, he built his company from nothing, he is a former crack addict, now has a net wort of $175 million and makes $34 million. He is a major contributor to the Republican Party and his foundation spends millions on alcohol and drug abuse victims. We need a lot more Mike Lindells in America.

      Second, he was never one of Trump’s “closest advisors”, Presidents of course consult with corporate leaders and may or may not take their advice, but Lindell never had any official WH role. Lindell is a major Trump supporter, no doubt. Does he have some kooky theories? Sure.

    256. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag, devastated by Biden’s poll numbers, drives by to talk about Mike Lindell.

      Anything to avoid recognizing Biden is President since January 2021.

    257. Tina says:

      There are now several posts about the national average gas price to close at $5 a gallon this week.

    258. DW says:

      Asked about the juror who let off the car thief because the car lot had plenty of cars, Biden said, “That’s right, and we are working to get rid of all cars that run on gasoline.”

      Then asked about the regular weekend killings in Chicago, Biden said, “This is the same thing. Chicago has lots of people–the city faces no dangers for losing a dozen every weekend.”

    259. Tina says:

      Didn’t she say months ago that it was manageable?

      Janet Yellen: US Faces “Unacceptable Levels of Inflation” (VIDEO)

    260. jason says:

      Biden said it was “transitory”.

    261. Wobbles says:

      There are now several posts about the national average gas price to close at $5 a gallon this week.”

      Why do you think I prefer to talk about Mike Lindell?

    262. DW says:

      BREAKING:

      President Biden has signed an executive order welcoming Cuba and Venezuela into the United States as the 51st and 52nd states.

      The Biden administration will also appoint the first four senators from these two new states, who will then be up for election this fall. When asked if this decision was an attempt to keep the Democratic Party senate majority, Biden countered that “free and fair elections will determine senate majority.”

    263. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      In San Diego the average gas price is $6.62. It may soon rise to $7.00.

    264. DW says:

      MORE…

      In commenting further about Venezuela becoming the 52nd state, Biden said, “We love everything about Venezuela. It’s really a model for the rest of the states to follow, but the only thing that needs fixing is their prior participation in the fossil fuels industry. My administration will put a stop this on day one.”

    265. Tina says:

      In July, the ca gas tax increases too.

    266. DW says:

      More on the breaking news today that Cuba and Venezuela have become the 51st and 52nd state.

      In exchange for consenting to join the United States, the First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, consented to become Biden’s new Vice President on the condition that Kamala Harris be dismissed immediately and that Vice President Díaz-Canel be briefed daily on Biden’s health, and that by the year 2026, the entire 52 states all adopt the Communist Party single-party rule.

      As part of the deal, current Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro agreed to become Biden’s new Secretary of State.

    267. Annie says:

      Yikes!

      TX School Shooter, for your pondering a
      18 year old transgendered ILLEGAL who lived with his grandmother. Part time job at Burger King (8 hours a week), minimum wage. He dressed up in girl’s clothes — and had a very expensive female wardrobe. Dropped out of school because he was obsessed with video games.

      Had a Brand new $expensive game console. A $brand new F250 pickup “fully loaded.” $Weapons: 2 Brand new Daniel Defense (brand) AR15/M4 rifles, with Military grade Optics. Each rifle is between 3,000 and 4,000 dollars. $Thousands of rounds of Military grade ammunition. A $thousand dollar bullet proof vest. All from a part time job at McDonald’s…?!
      Ford F250 Platinum $71,000.00
      Clothes $3000,00
      Game Console $500.00
      Rifles $6000.00/$8,000.00
      Optics $1000.00
      Ammo $900.00
      Body Armor $1000.00
      TOTAL – $83,400.00
      On Minimum Wage ??!!
      Seems to me SOMEONE WAS FUNDING HIM and training him as well…
      And oh – he just happens to have known the Buffalo shooter? Seriously?!
      And add to the fact that those rifles were EXACTLY like one of the rifles from the Las Vegas “shooter”. EXACTLY, down to the optics, AND the vertical fore-grip. And that particular configuration is (legally) only available to “Military and Law Enforcement” …
      And just before the NRA Convention, how timely…

    268. jason says:

      The 7 PM exit polls look good for Republicans.

    269. EML says:

      NJ results already rolling in.

    270. jason says:

      Uh oh, looks like the Deep State was funding the Buffalo and TX shooters.

      I believe it. I also believe in leprechauns.

    271. Wes says:

      It’s Primary Day. Do you know where your children are?

    272. jason says:

      A new Marie Antoinette…

      “Michigan Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow brags that she passed “every single gas station” in her brand new electric vehicle, “and it didn’t matter how high [gas] was.”

      The average cost of an electric vehicle is more than $56,000.

    273. Wes says:

      I believe what Annie wrote almost as much as I believe in currently existing Megalodons, Iraqi WMDs in 2003, basilisks, and the zombies–I’m sorry, “resurrected saints”–the Gospel of Matthew says came out of their graves and visited Jerusalem.

    274. Wes says:

      Thank Mnw for getting her in office, Jason.

    275. Bitterlaw says:

      Come on, Annie. You forget to mention that Hunter Biden was funding the Texas shooter with Ukrainian money that was transferred to him by Zelensky. When it comes to conspiracy theories, go big or go home.

    276. Wes says:

      Annie once told us Rick Perry would be President because the Bildeberg Group wanted him in that office, Bitter.

    277. Bitterlaw says:

      Are you sure that wasn’t Marv?

      Just kidding.

    278. jason says:

      The Deep State is a lot deeper than I thought. Funding the killing of mostly black people in a Buffalo supermarket and mostly children in a TX school just to disrupt the NRA convention is certainly a stroke of genius. And all that without any leadership or organization, which makes it really amazing.

    279. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason – Those killers were funded by “de facto deep state.” GFY

    280. Wes says:

      Thune, Johnson, and Noem all lead by wide margins in early returns in SD.

      No surprise.

    281. jason says:

      Sorry, forgot that the goal posts moved from Deep State to “de facto deep state”.

    282. Wes says:

      Ronchetti leads the GOP nomination for NM-Gov with 70%. He’s definitely the strongest candidate, and I can’t imagine he won’t be the nominee.

      I hope in 2024, Republicans can send the country’s most useless Senator–Martin Heinrich (D-NM)–home permanently.

    283. jason says:

      Karine Jean-Pierre: “What we’re trying to say, what I’m trying to say to you, is that the economy is in a better place than it has been historically.”

      I guess they will have to try harder.

    284. SweatyToothedMadman says:

      Agreed, #289. Former Governor David Cargo would be the GOP’s strongest candidate for NM-Sen in 2024.

    285. Wes says:

      Grassley is well on his way to an eighth term with a current 73-27 showing in the primary.

      Fun fact:

      Grassley is tied with Patrick Leahy (D-VT) as the longest serving current member of Congress, having first won a House seat in 1974 and first won a Senate seat in 1980.

      If he wins two more terms and completes both in the Senate, he will hold three congressional records:

      1) longest serving member of Congress in history (60 years)

      2) longest serving Senator in history (54 years)

      3) oldest member of Congress (101 years)

      He still runs marathons, so honestly I wouldn’t bet against him.

    286. Wes says:

      I’m not sure what the point of sarcastically dropping the name of a dead man was, STM, but each to his own.

    287. Wes says:

      Thune and Noem win renomination. Johnson hasn’t received the check yet, but barring a major reversal, he should receive it as he’s at 62% currently.

    288. Wes says:

      Haugaard should have waited till 2026 to run. He couldn’t even get 25% against Kristi. That ends his political career.

    289. SweatyToothedMadman says:

      Dead men tell no tales and do no harm.

      More dead men for office now and in ’24!

    290. jason says:

      In New Jersey, dead people vote. Sometimes for a dead candidate.

    291. Tina says:

      Duh, who opened the doors from within the capitol?

      Identifying 53 areas of failure needing corrective action, the June 4, 2021 report, obtained by Just the News, produces a far more stark portrait of leadership failures than those offered by Democrat-led investigations, making abundantly clear that the Capitol Police under House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were ill-equipped to defend one of America’s most symbolic and high-value institutions two decades after the Sept. 11 attacks.

      https://justthenews.com/government/congress/internal-capitol-police-review-found-sweeping-intelligence-security-failures?utm_source=justthenews.com&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=external-news-aggregators

    292. jason says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Ronchetti wins the GE.

    293. SweatyToothedMadman says:

      #297, now that’s consistency!

      Voter turnout a la Monty Python: “Bring out your dead

    294. Tina says:

      Kerik, who helped former President Donald Trump investigate 2020 election irregularities and was recently interview by the House Jan. 6 committee, said lawmakers showed no interest in investigating the security failures he saw that day. He said the real lessons to be learned won’t be complete until Congress has new leadership, possibly after the November elections.

    295. jason says:

      Duh, who opened the doors from within the capitol?

      It was probably the de facto deep state….

    296. Tina says:

      How did a main door open? Who, from within opened it, and why? Why did loon Cheney have her own security force thst day?

      But the after-action report found there was sweeping blame to be shared by the Capitol Police leadership, citing failures as large as poor communications, staffing, equipment and preparations and as small as doors to Senate areas that did not lock properly and elevators leading to a sensitive floor of the complex that did not get secured during the mayhem.

    297. Tina says:

      Maybe Pooty poot opened the door?

    298. jason says:

      I am waiting for EML to tell us what it all means.

    299. Tina says:

      Aka Rino hunting.

      Dave Wasserman
      @Redistrict
      ·
      8m
      Fact: there are 35 House Republicans who voted to establish the Jan. 6 commission. Of those, nine have resigned/are retiring. One (#WV01 McKinley) has already lost his primary.

      And, eight more are at serious risk of losing a GOP primary – including in #MS03 tonight.

    300. Tina says:

      What is more staged?

      J6

      J6 hearing (Thursday)

      Adam Klutzinger Crying

    301. NYCmike says:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Gn2dm0zSA

      -Tucker Carlson clip, speaking about Janet Yellen, the Secretary of the Treasury, who during a congressional hearing spoke about environmental issues and gun control……..now we positively know that Alexander Hamilton had no idea what he was doing back in the 1790’s, he never mentioned those issues…..

    302. Wes says:

      You should be happy, Mikey. She’s discussing the issues most important your favorite Senator, Schumer, wants the Treasury Secretary to address.

    303. Wes says:

      Rosendale wins the primary for MT-2. Let’s hope he doesn’t run away from his scheduled debate against his opponent this time.

      Zinke leads 43-37 with about a third of the vote in in MT-1.

    304. SweatyToothedMadman says:

      Montana’s last decent representative was Jim Battin.

      Zales Ecton was a good senator for Big Sky voters too.

    305. Phil says:

      Boudin recalled.

    306. SweatyToothedMadman says:

      George Christopher was San Fran’s last GOP mayor, left office in 1967. Ran against Reagan in 1966 GOP gubernatorial primary.

    307. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      279. Michigan Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow brags that she passed “every single gas station” in her brand new electric vehicle, “and it didn’t matter how high [gas] was.”

      Stabenow forgot mention something:

      “While petrol price rises may have made the headlines, the energy crisis has also been hitting owners of electric cars in the pocket. The cost of charging at home has risen by 43% for some drivers, while the already higher cost of on-the-road recharges has gone up 25%.

      As energy prices are forced up due to rising costs for suppliers, specialist charging deals for drivers have become more scarce. And now there are suggestions that people may put off the purchase of an electric car as the cost-of-living crisis takes hold.”

    308. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      314. Not surprisingly, electric vehicle drivers in California are especially hit hard:

      “Millions of Californians pay among the highest prices in the nation for electricity, a potential threat to the state’s plans to electrify cars and homes as it battles climate change.

      Surging electricity prices of the three biggest utilities in the Golden State have reached levels that now are more than double the national average, as posted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Bills are projected to keep climbing as utilities address wildfire risk from their power lines and add electric vehicle charging stations. Ratepayers ultimately bankroll those costs.

      The state as a result faces a looming crisis, some analysts say. California wants residents to swap gasoline-fueled cars and natural gas heaters for electric models. But if power rates keep rising, it will cost more to plug in an EV at home than to fill a car with gas “

    309. Gordon Allen says:

      A great read on townhall site by John Nantz in the form of a review of the movie Top Gun Maverick.
      It is about the reception to the movie,a reflection of a needed sense of Amerkcan Exceptionalism in contrast to dreary leftist view coming from Washington.
      Strongly recommend it

    310. Bitterlaw says:

      It was a very entertaining movie. Perfect sequel to the original.

      Tgca to make stupid comments about how gay Top Gun is in 3…2…1…

    311. jason says:

      Ex-GOP Caruso comes in first in LA mayor race, winning the run-off against moonbat Karen Bass will be more difficult but not impossible.

    312. jason says:

      So EML, what did we learn from last night’s primaries?

    313. Cash Cow TM says:

      Cow is awaiting the HHR experts to tell us what the results of yesterday’s primaries tell us.

    314. jason says:

      I thought maybe the Deep State website could provide some insight but I couldn’t find it.

    315. jason says:

      Obviously the recall of the ultra woke progressive SF DA is good news.

    316. Wes says:

      Here’s what one of the more knowledgeable posters at RRH had to say about the results in CA:

      I won’t make final judgements until we see if that’s right but CA-1, 3, 5, 20, 23, 40, 45, and 48 should all be Safe Republican in November. CA-9, 13, 22, 27, 41, 47, and 49 should be very competitive. I’ll await the final results before determining how competitive.

    317. jason says:

      USA Today worried?

      “Could California be a warning sign for Democrats in the fall?”

    318. jason says:

      Hard to get excited about Rs winning/competitive in 15 seats in CA, which has what, 54 seats?

    319. Wes says:

      CA has 52 seats. It lost one in the last census. Still, seeing Republicans stay in double digits in House seats there after falling to, I believe, seven seats in 2018 is a victory, small though it may be.

    320. EML says:

      So EML, what did we learn from last night’s primaries?
      ===============================
      Working on it.

    321. EML says:

      I am only looking at US House primary elections. Mississippi is first up:

      Mississippi congressional primary results

      MS-03: Republican incumbent Michael Guest, who voted for the Jan 6 commission, is losing to Michael Cassidy 47.8%-46.6%. This one is headed to a runoff, where Guest looks likely to lose.

      MS-04: Republican incumbent Steven Palazzo, who has some ethics issues related to misspent campaign funds, leads a crowded field with 31.6%. This one is also headed to a runoff, and Palazzo is also very likely to lose here. It looks like he will be facing Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell.

    322. EML says:

      New Jersey congressional primary results

      NJ-03: Businessman Bob Healey wins the Republican nomination to take on Democrat Andy Kim. Healey has raised more than $1 million so far, but the primary vote here went 55.3% D to 44.7% R. Lean D.

      NJ-04: Despite pledging to endorse someone to oppose Congressman Chris Smith, Trump never did, and Smith cruises on to victory with 58% of the vote. Safe R.

      NJ-05: 2020 Republican nominee Frank Pallotta once again won the nomination to take on Democrat Josh Gottheimer. What’s surprising here is that Republican primary voters dwarfed Democratic voters by 59.7%-40.3%. Under the radar pick up opportunity for Republicans. Tossup.

      NJ-07: In what is expected to be the marquee matchup in NJ, Republican Tom Kean will return to once again take on Democratic incumbent Tom Malinowski in a district that is now much more Republican-friendly. The Rs won the primary turnout vote here 56.4%-43.6%. Lean R pick up.

      NJ-08: Democrat Robert Menendez, son of the ex-Senator, won nomination by 73 points in this safe Dem open seat. Safe D.

    323. EML says:

      Montana congressional primary results

      MT-01: This is a new seat Montana picked up during reapportionment. Former Congressman and Trump Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is locked in a tight battle with state Senator Al Olszewski. Zinke has faced criticism for some scandals during his tenure in the Trump admin. He has not been given the check here yet, but leads by a slim 1.4 point margin. Republicans voters beat out Democratic ones 59-41 in this primary and the Republican nominee should go on to easy victory in the general. Likely R.

    324. EML says:

      Iowa congressional primary results
      It should be noted that Democrats had a hotly-contested Senate election, while Republicans did not. Primary turnout was close in all 3 of the competitive House districts.

      IA-01: Turnout was 52.5% R to 47.5% D (both uncontested). Likely R

      IA-02: Turnout was 49.6% R to 50.4% D (both uncontested). Likely R

      IA-03: Turnout was 49.3% R to 50.7% D. State Senator Zach Nunn wins the Republican nomination to take on Democratic incumbent Cindy Axne. Tossup.

    325. Wes says:

      If only child-raping Mendez were an ex-Senator, EML.

    326. Wes says:

      Menendez*

    327. EML says:

      South Dakota congressional primary results

      SD-AL: Republican incumbent Dusty Johnson, who voted for the Jan 6 commission, saw off a Trump-fueled challenge, 59%-40%. Safe R.

    328. EML says:

      New Mexico congressional primary results
      During NM redistricting, the heavily Democratic 1st and 3rd districts were weakened in an attempt to take out Republican Yvette Herrell in NM-02.

      NM-01: Michelle Garcia Holmes earned the Republican nomination to take on Democrat Melanie Ann Stansbury. Primary election turnout here is surprisingly 50-50. Likely D.

      NM-02: Rep. Herrell does indeed look like she is in a tough re-election fight. Gabriel Vasquez won the Dem nomination and turnout here is 52.3%D to 47.7%R. Lean D pick up.

      NM-03: In two uncontested primary elections, D turnout swamped R turnout by 62-38. This race is ranked as Likely D by the pundits. Likely D.

    329. EML says:

      California congressional primary results

      California utilizes a jungle primary, where all parties compete in a single primary and the top two vote getters go on to the General Election, regardless of party. Primary turnout has historically been a pretty good indicator of who will win the General. Over the past 2 years, of the 106 US House of Representative elections, 104 of them were won by the party with the most primary election votes (so there is still a chance). Oh, and in case you forgot, California takes weeks to count votes. The early votes yesterday were heavily Democratic, but with every vote drop, Republican numbers got better. If that trend continues, then it’s a very good night. But we won’t know the final outcome for a few weeks, at which time I will need to revisit this.

      CA-03 (Open-R): Trump-backed candidate Kevin Kiley defeated Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones. He will take on Democrat Kermit Jones. Turnout was 53.5%R-46.5%D. Likely R.

      CA-09 (Harder-D): Democrat Josh Harder leads with 36.5% of the vote, but Rs outnumber the Ds so far 49.5%-49.4%. This will be competitive come November. Tom Patti looks to be the Republican challenger. Tossup.

      CA-13 (Open-D): Turnout in this Hispanic-majority Central Valley district is tight: 51.3%D to 49.7%R. It’s an open seat, with Democrat Adam Gray taking on Republican John Duarte. Another Republican pick up opportunity. Tossup.

      CA-22 (Valadao-R): Republican incumbent David Valadao, who voted for impeachment, is both fighting off a challenge from his right, and trying to win in a Democrat-leaning district that became even more Dem during redistricting. So far, so good, as he is the 2nd leading vote getter and Rs outnumber Ds in the primary 52.9%-47.1%. Lean R.

      CA-27 (Garcia-R): Republican incumbent Mike Garcia is looking good in another Dem-leaning district that became more Democratic in redistricting. He is just under 50% himself and Rs outnumber Ds 53.4%-46.6%. Lean R.

      CA-40 (Kim-R): Republican incumbent Young Kim was drawn into a more Republican-friendly district; however, it is about 80% new to her, so a competitive primary was expected. Kim looks to finish 2nd in the voting to Democrat Asif Mahmood. But, Rs are outvoting Ds here 60.2%-39.8%. Should be an easy R hold. Likely R.

      CA-41 (Calvert-R): This one looks a little dicey. Republican incumbent Ken Calvert leads with 43.6% of the vote, but at the moment, Ds are outvoting Rs 50.5%-48.3%. Seems to be the only opportunity for Dems to pick up a seat. Tossup.

      CA-45 (Steel-R): Very strong performance from Republican incumbent Michelle Steel in this district that became much bluer. She leads with 49.3% of the vote and overall it is 58.8%R-41.2%D. Likely R.

      CA-47 (Porter-D): Democratic incumbent Katie Porter looks to be in a fight. While she was the leading vote getter, Ds outvoted Rs by just 51-49. State Assemblyman Scott Baugh will be her Republican opponent. Tossup.

      CA-49 (Levin-D): Democratic incumbent Mike Levin looks to be in a little better position, with Ds outvoting Rs 52.5%-47.5%. Still will be competitive against 2020 Republican nominee Brian Maryott. Lean D

    330. Phil says:

      Republicans will lose all three congressional races in NM as a result of redistricting.

    331. Wes says:

      Good chance of that, Phil. Not a guarantee–certainly not if Ronchetti becomes Governor.

    332. Robbie says:

      Burgess Everett
      @burgessev
      Greitens still up in Missouri GOP Senate primary per Emerson

      Greitens 26
      Schmitt 20
      Hartzler 16
      Long 8

      – Republicans will sit around, pretend everything will be fine, realize that won’t be the case with about ten days to go, scramble to stop Greitens in the last week, watch MAGA daddy endorse Greitens, and watch Greitens win.

      All the while, Republican super pacs created to stop bad candidates and the NRSC will sit on the sideline and do nothing.

    333. EML says:

      Summary of California:

      It was a pretty good night for Republicans, especially incumbents Valadao, Garcia, Kim, and Steel, who all look like strong favorites in November. Coming out of redistricting, it was thought that Democrats could pick up a couple seats, with Valadao, Garcia, and Steel all being drawn bluer districts. But it looks like Orange County suburbanites and Central Valley Hispanics are drifting rightward, as expected, and are helping give Rs an upper hand in a number of seats.

      If you were to ask me now, I would say that Republicans hold on to all 11 of their seats in California and pick up 2, I would say the open CA-13 and Porter’s CA-47. A few months ago, just holding on to all the seats was not looking favorable, so if Republicans are indeed able to add to their delegation in California, it’s a good result.

    334. Phil says:

      NM 2 went from R+14 to D+4.

      The other two districts were already out of reach for Republicans.

    335. jason says:

      Greitens will win the GE if nominated.

      Amoral Scumbag will endorse the Dem no matter who the GOP has on the ballot.

    336. jason says:

      NM 2 went from R+14 to D+4″

      Well, if there is a red wave no D+4 district will be safe.

      Even Wexton in a D+6 district in VA is vulnerable. Spanberger in D+1 is as good as gone.

    337. jason says:

      All the while, Republican super pacs created to stop bad candidates and the NRSC will sit on the sideline and do nothing.”

      LOL

      Amoral Scumbag wants Rs to spend money supporting candidates he himself would never support, so that Rs have no money for the GE to compete with the D candidates he will support.

    338. EML says:

      Well, if there is a red wave no D+4 district will be safe.

      Even Wexton in a D+6 district in VA is vulnerable. Spanberger in D+1 is as good as gone.
      ===========================
      I would agree, but not all D+(whatever) districts are drawn the same. Candidates matter and demographics matter. It can never be said that every district under D+(whatever) will flip. Jared Golden could survive in R+6 ME-02. I don’t think we can count out any NM district yet, but I think it’s more likely than not that Ds win all 3.

    339. Cash Cow TM says:

      Ask and ye shall receive.

      Thanks EML, et al.

    340. jason says:

      CA has 52 seats. It lost one in the last census. Still, seeing Republicans stay in double digits in House seats there after falling to, I believe, seven seats in 2018 is a victory, small though it may be.”

      Ok tks.

      So if Rs do pick up 2 seats as EML predicts it could be a 39-13 split. I guess that would be a small victory.

    341. jason says:

      Thanks EML, very informative.

    342. jason says:

      No wonder Amoral Scumbag is talking about Greitens…..

      “For comparison, Biden’s latest numbers are worse than Donald Trump’s were at this time four years ago, when 45% approved and 52% disapproved of the former president. Biden’s popularity, or lack thereof, mirrors Trump’s standing in June 2020, when the nation was grappling with the twin crises of the pandemic and the response to the murder of George Floyd.”

    343. jason says:

      Remember when Amoral Scumbag used to post daily about how Trump’s favorability ratings were fatal to the GOP’s chances blah, blah, blah.

      Biden’s numbers are worse and what do we hear…..crickets.

    344. Phil says:

      Not really concerned with NM. It’s only one seat and yeah, in a wave election the R incumbent could survive. NM Republicans deserve at least one seat in a blue state that isn’t overwhelmingly blue, especially with inroads Republicans have made with Hispanic voters.

    345. Robbie says:

      Rich Baris “The People’s Pundit”
      @Peoples_Pundit
      11-20 percent turnout is a dying democracy. It’s almost over for us.

      – Republican turnout was up everywhere, especially in competitive races. The subtext of his tweet, though, was his candidate in CA13 was beaten badly so he had to create the impression nothing was good. It’s the trick of huckster populists.

    346. DW says:

      Democrats have doubled the price of gasoline, and with it the price of everything people need for living. I wouldn’t be quick to put a label ‘lean’ or ‘likely’ or even ‘safe’ on anything.

      Remember Edward Durr–and that was before the price of gas was doubled. He won just because of the first 10 months of Biden’s failures.

    347. Phil says:

      So we are in for a choreographed news event tomorrow that will be force fed to all America over all three major networks in prime time. Unprecedented. Choreographed campaign inform commercial brought to you by Nancy Pelosi’s hand picked Democratic hacks. Oh, but there will be two Republicans on the committee to “balance things out”. Liz and Adam.

      Stop and think about all of that.

    348. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag is desperate with the Morning Consult poll.

      Greitens….Baris….

      Maybe a quote from the man he considers the moral compass of America Michael Avenatti next?

    349. Phil says:

      How’s your President doing, Robbie?

      Like it?

      But Trump’s the problem.

    350. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      June 8, 2022 at 10:05 am
      Remember when Amoral Scumbag used to post daily about how Trump’s favorability ratings were fatal to the GOP’s chances blah, blah, blah.

      Biden’s numbers are worse and what do we hear…..crickets.

      – First, Trump’s job approval rating was fatal to Republicans nationally. Or did you miss the 2018 election when the party lost 43 seats in the House and left at least two winnable Senate seats on the board? Did you miss how MAGA daddy’s psychotic behavior lost both Georgia Senate races? I know you’re a low information clown so it’s quite possible you just forgot about that.

      As for Biden, his approval rating is going to produce catastrophic results for Democrats. Republicans in the House are starting at a much higher level than they did in 1994 or 2010 so the raw number pickup may not be as big as those years, but it looks like Republicans are going to have their highest total in the House since 1928, possibly exceeding 250 seats.

      In the Senate, I expect Republicans to win back control due to Biden’s terrible performance, but the margin is in doubt for me. Why? This is the weakest and most unimpressive group of Senate recruits I’ve seen. It’s a wave year so many may get carried across the line regardless, but top-flight recruits who would’ve won with ease said no thanks. Vance, Oz, and Walker would all be very weak in any other year. Rick Scott was not good at convincing either since Ducey, Sandoval, and Sununu all passed on easily winnable races.

      The real wipeout for Democrats will be in the state legislative seats. In 2014, Republicans crushed Democrats, but then handed back most of those gains in 2016 and 2018. Republicans could win 500 or more seats across the country at the state legislative level. That will produce a deep bench for future House, Senate, and governor’s races.

      The real question about the breadth and depth of 2022 will be California. In 2010, the wave crashed at the state line. Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer crushed acceptable Republican candidates statewide. Neither race is up for grabs again this year, but Republicans can do very, very well in the House races and the state legislative races. And with any luck, Caruso (a Republican by all accounts), can win the LA mayor’s race. This may be the election the party starts to rebound from 25 years of decline in the state.

    351. jason says:

      “Of course, the response to this will be that it happened prior to the 2020 election. But anyone who thinks this is an isolated incident in a place like Philidelphia is as naive as they come. In 2020, because of the sudden, likely illegal changes to election rules, including mass mail-in voting, ballot stuffing would have been far easier than in past elections. The idea that absolutely nothing untoward went on when ballot stuffing schemes existed in 2014-2018 is laughable, and anyone not being completely obtuse will admit that.

      These major blue cities are plagued with election issues, and those in charge have no incentive to clean things up. For the foreseeable future, Republicans will have to run campaigns that run around corruption that isn’t going anywhere.”

      And of course, if we just keep voting R it will all go away by the next election, no worries.

    352. Robbie says:

      CNBC
      @CNBC
      Armed man arrested outside Brett Kavanaugh’s home after threatening Supreme Court justice

      – Exactly what the leaker hoped to accomplish.

    353. jason says:

      This is the weakest and most unimpressive group of Senate recruits I’ve seen.”

      Yeah, we hear that every election cycle. Every R actually on the ballot is terrible so Amoral Scumbag is “forced” to endorse the Dem.

      Remember, this was the same pathological liar that called DeSantis a clown, a bum and a Trump Clone.

    354. jason says:

      “Sonce Ducey, Sandoval, and Sununu all passed on easily winnable races.”

      Zzzzzz…

      Anyone here doubt that as soon as any of these were actually on the ballot Amoral Scumbag would be here quicker than a horsefly on a cow turd to regurgitate MSM talking points against them?

    355. jason says:

      Did you miss how MAGA daddy’s psychotic behavior lost both Georgia Senate races?”

      Yeah, I did.

      I guess you missed how he campaigned hard for both of them, held rallies, cut ads and did robocalls.

      You must have missed how Ratsburger and Kemp disenfranchised R voters by failing to address fraud which led to a lower R turnout in the runoffs.

    356. Phil says:

      They are all great Republican candidates to Robbie until they actually get on the ballot.

      How many times have we seen this?

    357. jason says:

      I am sure Amoral Scumbag is still watching MSNBC and CNN, so they haven’t lost everybody.

      “Fox News averaged 1.3 million viewers from May 30 through June 5 to lead all of basic cable as No. 2 HGTV averaged only 562,000 viewers. MSNBC finished third with 556,000 average viewers and CNN settled for 450,000 as the networks failed to top Fox News combined.

      MSNBC and CNN “failed to top Fox News combined.” That’s not just bad, that’s an epic fail. But it gets worse:

      Fox News also dominated during the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m., averaging over two million viewers when No. 2 ESPN finished with an average primetime audience of 1.5 million. MSNBC averaged 800,000 to finish ninth and CNN failed to crack the top ten most-watched basic cable networks with a dismal primetime average audience of 603,000…

      Here’s where it gets truly funny, though. Look at the networks that beat MSNBC:

      MSNBC’s Biden-era struggles among the advertiser-coveted (25-52 year-old) demo continued to get worse, as the network had its worst week among demo viewers in total day and primetime since 1999. Animal Plant, Travel Channel, Syfy, Freeform, E1, FXX, BET and TLC are among the 32 basic cable networks to outperform MSNBC in the critical category last week among total day viewers”

    358. Bitterlaw says:

      358 Zzzzzzzzzz I said there was fraud in the 2020 election. I was always opposed to early voting and mailed ballots (separate from Absentee voting for limited reasons).

    359. Phil says:

      So the show starts at eight tomorrow night.

      I can’t wait.

    360. Phil says:

      Sit back and think about if some loony leftist actually succeeds in killing a conservative Supreme Court Justice.

      Court Packing wasn’t going to get done in the Senate but this is another way to go.

      Whatever it takes. Right?

    361. Tina says:

      McCarthy just blasted the Joke 6 Commission.

      Be nice for Biden’s Beotch to do the same. Assuming he is not blowing Biden.

    362. Tina says:

      I will be glued to the historical, j6 hearing tomorrow. I will have cnn and msnbc on.

      -Jebot

    363. Phil says:

      I’ll be watching on NBC. I want to listen to the running commentary from Chuck Todd. You know…a real non-partisan.

    364. Phil says:

      Hell, Chuck Todd probably is memorizing his lines from his portion of the script.

      Choreography down to the last line.

      Prime time on every network. Unbelievable.

    365. jason says:

      I was always opposed to early voting and mailed ballots (separate from Absentee voting for limited reasons).”

      Wow!

      Dems are impressed.

    366. jason says:

      Btw, Trump was 16-0 in endorsements last night.

      It is great to be Trump. It sucks to be Amoral Scumbag.

    367. Phil says:

      Oh yeah, oil up another two bucks a gallon today.

      Zzzzzzzzz

      No biggie. More important things on our plate like the Jan 6th show tomorrow night. We came within an inch of losing our democracy you know.

    368. Phil says:

      Oh, and don’t miss Biden’s hard hitting interview on Jimmy Kimmel tonight. A must see.

    369. Tgca says:

      Is this what Chuck Schumer meant when he said Kavanaugh and Gorsuch “will pay the price” for awful decisions in ABORTION cases?

      Armed gunman arrested outside Brett Kavanaugh’s house…

      It’s being reported the young 20-something dude had a hand gun, knife, pepper spray and burglary tools.

      He was angry over the leaked Roe draft decision and recent shootings…so he wanted to shoot Kavanaugh.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/06/08/nolte-armed-man-arrested-who-wanted-to-kill-brett-kavanaugh-over-abortion/

    370. jason says:

      Well, yeah…

      “Mayor Eric Adams lashed out at prosecutors and judges Monday for cutting loose suspected shooters to unleash more gunfire on the Big Apple’s streets — saying the “bad guys no longer take them seriously.”

      The clearly frustrated mayor also fumed that soft-on-crime policies were turning the city’s criminal justice system into “a laughingstock of our entire country.”

    371. EML says:

      Sorry Charlie Cook made one House ratings change today, moving IA-03 (Axne-D) from Tossup to Lean R after Republicans nominated state Senator Zach Nunn to be her challengers.

    372. Tgca says:

      WAKE UP PEOPLE!

      This is why we need to ban cars…NOW!

      They are deadly tools of violence and used to kill tens of thousands of Americans annually. Nearly 43K people in the US died in 2021 due to these KILLING MACHINES!

      Driver plows into sidewalk crowd in Berlin… 1 dead, multiple injured…

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/driver-plows-into-crowd-in-berlin/

    373. Tgca says:

      Just the other day I saw a story of an angry woman who followed her cheating boyfriend to a restaurant where he was meeting his squeeze, and HER CAR ran over the boyfriend, then backed over him and ran over him again, killing him.

      If not for HER CAR, he would be alive today!

      …and they could be working out their relationship issues in counseling but instead, HER CAR took his life. Two lives destroyed because of HER CAR.

      BAN these killing machines!

    374. jason says:

      Not a fan of Ted Cruz, but he nails this:

      “When it comes to white supremacy, when it comes to vicious hate groups like the Klan or the Nazi Party, in my view, they are unequivocally hateful, bigoted, racist morons who should be denounced and despised.

      I do think my colleagues on the Democratic side of the aisle try very hard to erase the history of the Klan — that it was formed by elected Democrats, that its leadership was almost entirely elected Democrats; that the authors of the Jim Crow laws were without exception elected Democrats.

      And I also think today’s congressional Democrats try to use the charge of white supremacy which is undoubtedly evil, bigoted, and wrong, and weaponized by their own party, they try to use that as a proxy for attacking a political party they disagree with.

      And they do so by diminishing anti-Jewish violence, anti-Asian violence, violence directed at white people, violence directed at police.”

    375. DW says:

      Back when Cain picked up a rock and smashed it on the head of Abel, killing him, there was an outcry over the legality of such a deadly weapon. If Walt hadn’t intervened to stop the legislation banning rocks, there wouldn’t be any rocks today at all.

    376. jason says:

      Bettors at Predictit think Palin will win the House seat.

      Not a fan myself at this point, but it would be fun to see the Dems deal with her in the Houswe.

      https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7806/Who-will-win-the-2022-Alaska-at-large-special-election

    377. jason says:

      Just think how many shipwrecks would not have happened if Walt had done something about the oceans being formed.

    378. Tgca says:

      It’s times for sensible nationalized auto legislation to protect the general public from these KILLING MACHINES. We could save lives if we take reasonable measures to ensure only responsible people operate autos and we have strict regulations on their operation.

      We are a nation obsessed with autos, with approximately 300 million autos in the US.

      …and spare me, it’s constitutionally protected to own an auto. Sorry!…but the Founding Fathers did not envision the right to travel freely in the US using a KILLING MACHINE!

      Perhaps it’s time to require auto registrations and age limitations for operating autos to reduce unnecessary deaths…oh wait…

    379. jason says:

      I bet we could save a lot of lives if we raised the driving age to 45.

    380. Bitterlaw says:

      It won’t happen but it would be awesome if the 3 liberal SCOTUS Justices joined in overturning Roe with concurring opinions that said, “We do not agree with the majority’s reasoning. We also refuse to let any Justice be threatened or intimidated into changing their vote on controversial issues. GFY.”

      Yes, Tina. Roberts is a conservative but sometimes votes with the libs. Life is complex.

    381. Tina says:

      Has the most moral president (fails to acknowledge his granddaughter and had a prom nub account) commented on the shooter outside Bushies house?

      Has he asked his department of unjustive and the grey haired troll to have the Fib investigate those who doxed his home?

      I am sure that he can still make this statement, even though he fell again going up the airplane

    382. jason says:

      Bring it on. I think the opposite will happen.

      “Joy Behar got blunt on Wednesday’s episode of “The View,” saying that if more Black people in the country owned guns, politicians would enact gun reform much quicker.

    383. Tina says:

      InteractivePolls
      @IAPolls2022
      ·
      11m
      Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president? (
      @QuinnipiacPoll
      )

      Overall: 33% approve, 55% disapprove
      Indies: 25/61
      White College: 51/44
      White w/o College: 23/68
      18-34 year olds: 22/54
      White: 32/60
      Black: 49/31
      Hispanic: 24/58

    384. jason says:

      US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday that there are “credible reports” suggesting that Russia is stealing grain from Ukraine “to sell for profit.”

    385. jason says:

      White College: 51/44

      Scary.

    386. jason says:

      White College: 51/44

      Another reason why Rs better find a base that is not dependent on the suburban vote.

    387. jason says:

      CNN suggests Kavanaugh attacker might be a ‘right wing extremist”.

      I doubt it.

    388. jason says:

      The higher education system is a leftwing training ground.

      White College: 51/44
      Black: 49/31

      More college educated whites approve of Biden than blacks do.

    389. jason says:

      R vs D turnout in NM was almost the same.

      In fact for District 1 which has a Dem incumbent and considered safe, turnout was 43,657 on the D side and 43,682 on the R side.

    390. jason says:

      A right wing extremist angry about overturning Roe v. Wade and about mass shootings?

      https://twitter.com/McCormackJohn/status/1534545510861791232/photo/1

    391. Tina says:

      The jebots have their talking points.

      The Federalist
      @FDRLST
      · 49m
      CNN Blames Republicans For Attempted Left-Wing Assassination Of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh
      https://thefederalist.com/2022/06/08/cnn-blames-republicans-for-attempted-left-wing-assassination-of-supreme-court-justice-brett-kavanaugh/

    392. Wes says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      June 8, 2022 at 11:08 am
      358 Zzzzzzzzzz I said there was fraud in the 2020 election. I was always opposed to early voting and mailed ballots (separate from Absentee voting for limited reasons).

      You 100% supported early voting when it protected GWB from much-deserved defeat in 2000 since polls indicated many of his supporters who had already cast ballots for him would have switched their votes to Gore after the DUI became public knowledge.

      It’s another instance where you’re situationally opposed to something unless GWB violates your tenet or benefits from it.

    393. Gordon Allen says:

      Tina,what leaps out at me is the 18-35 vote is 22-54.

    394. jason says:

      “Senator Roger Wicker
      @SenatorWicker
      It is outrageous @TheJusticeDept
      isn’t bringing charges against @FBI
      agents who enabled Larry Nassar to continue abusing athletes.

      @JusticeOIG
      found the agents lied under oath & altered evidence to conceal their failure to stop sexual assault.

      These athletes deserve justice.”

      Mixed feelings about this. I don’t think agents should be prosecuted if they do a bona fide investigation and it turns out they are wrong or it turns out the person investigated lied to them.
      That opens a big can of worms, you should train them as best possible and then you have to let them make decisions based on the what they find at the time.

      However, lying under oath and altering evidence is a different story.

    395. jason says:

      indicated many of his supporters who had already cast ballots for him would have switched their votes to Gore”

      I am skeptical these people really existed. I can’t think of anyone I know that would have switched to Gore because of the old DUI, especially since GWB didn’t even drink anymore. Just like I don’t think any of Gore’s voters switched to GWB when it was shown he was a pathological liar.

    396. Wes says:

      Well, John Fund has a section on that in his book Stealing Elections, Jason. I’ll take Fund’s word over that of someone obviously biased toward GWB, Jason.

      Besides, most of Gore’s supporters had supported Bill Clinton. Do you really think mendacity was a hangup for them?

    397. jason says:

      Besides, most of Gore’s supporters had supported Bill Clinton. Do you really think mendacity was a hangup for them?”

      You have a point there.

    398. jason says:

      Tina,what leaps out at me is the 18-35 vote is 22-54.”

      That is interesting but not surprising. These are the people that are really struggling with gas and food prices. Even if they are students their quality of life has decreased.

    399. Wobbles says:

      BREAKING: Biden claims ‘more Americans feel financially comfortable’ since he took office”

      I believe it.

    400. NYCmike says:

      “However, lying under oath and altering evidence is a different story.”

      -They registered as Dems so no problem.

    401. jason says:

      Military Plane Carrying ‘Nuclear Material’ Crashes in CA Near Mexican Border”

      Let’s see what the “nuclear material” is before anyone panics.

      But it is possible we may have to quarantine CA.

    402. jason says:

      -They registered as Dems so no problem”

      Smart.

    403. NYCmike says:

      “Bring it on. I think the opposite will happen.”

      -Exactly! Totally agreed on this!

    404. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      June 8, 2022 at 10:55 am
      They are all great Republican candidates to Robbie until they actually get on the ballot.

      How many times have we seen this

      – Have you watched Herchel Walker try and answer basic questions? I have. It hasn’t been pretty. In a neutral year, he’d probably lose. This year, he’ll probably win because it’s going to be a wave. The wave carried many across the line in 1980 and then they lost in 1986 because there wasn’t a wave to make up for their inadequacies.

      I know you’ve adopted the tactic of arguing for the sake of arguing, but there are few Senate recruits who are both impressive on paper and impressive in the primary polling. Maybe Katie Britt qualifies. Maybe. She could lose to Mo(ron) Brooks, though.

      In 2018, Republicans fielded a relatively strong group of recruits. Scott, Cramer, Hawley, McSally, and Blackburn were all substantive candidates with high quality resumes. Governors, Congressman, and Attorney Generals. McSally lost a close one, but the others won.

      I can’t think of a 2022 recruit who genuinely compares to the 2018 class. Some have good resumes, but have failed to generate any traction. Others are mostly blah. Every time I think about the New Hampshire race, I have to Google who the main candidate is. He might win (it’s a wave year), but it’s not great to be so unknown at this point.

      But by all means, do your thing.

    405. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      June 8, 2022 at 11:50 am
      Btw, Trump was 16-0 in endorsements last night.

      It is great to be Trump. It sucks to be Amoral Scumbag.

      – Only a guy with no gag reflex when it comes to Trump would count McCarthy’s win as part of Trump’s endorsement record.

    406. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      June 8, 2022 at 12:55 pm
      Bettors at Predictit think Palin will win the House seat.

      Not a fan myself at this point, but it would be fun to see the Dems deal with her in the Houswe.

      – If someone is interested in a Republican House majority that can’t pass its own bills and demonstrate to country it can govern, elect Palin. She’ll be the Democrat’s best friend. A quote machine for the ages who will tie McCarthy up in knots.

    407. EML says:

      R vs D turnout in NM was almost the same.

      In fact for District 1 which has a Dem incumbent and considered safe, turnout was 43,657 on the D side and 43,682 on the R side.
      ==============================
      Yes, I mentioned this in my NM summary post earlier this morning. I will admit, I am having trouble reconciling how turnout in the supposedly much more Dem-leaning NM-01 was better than in NM-02. Having a tough time with this one.

    408. Wes says:

      For the record, Jason, while Trump did well in his endorsements yesterday, he wasn’t perfect as you claim. He explicitly said John Thune would lose. Thune got 3/4 of the vote:

      https://www.npr.org/2022/06/07/1101576822/south-dakota-trump-noem-thune-governor-race-election

    409. jason says:

      For the record, Jason, while Trump did well in his endorsements yesterday”

      As far as I know Trump didn’t endorse Thune’s appointment.

      Allahpundit, a rabid Trump hater, says he was 16-0.

    410. EML says:

      For the record, Jason, while Trump did well in his endorsements yesterday, he wasn’t perfect as you claim. He explicitly said John Thune would lose. Thune got 3/4 of the vote
      =============================
      Jason is correct that all of Trump’s official endorsements won yesterday.

      You are correct in that some candidates won that he would have preferred lose. These include John Thune, David Valadao, Dusty Johnson, and Chris Smith.

    411. Tina says:

      Gordon. Seems reasonable. Looks like he is losing everyone at 34%. It’s Quinn and should be a good polling firm for him.

      With the horrible polls the Russian hoaxer is back.

    412. Wes says:

      These are Trump’s exact words about Thune:

      “RINO John Thune, ‘Mitch’s boy’, should just let it play out. South Dakota doesn’t like weakness. He will be primaried in 2022, political career over!!”

      That may not be an explicit endorsement of either of the no-names who ran against Thune, but clearly Trump wanted Thune to lose. The former President probably didn’t make an official endorsement despite his bluster precisely because he knew Thune had about as much chance of losing as Corey has of having a three-way with Julieth Roman and Kaya Scodelario.

    413. Wes says:

      By the way, the spawn of the evil senior Senator from New Jersey won a primary for a safe House seat yesterday.

      Let’s hope he doesn’t continue the family tradition of taking kickbacks and raping underage sex slaves in the Dominican.

    414. Wes says:

      Of course given the fact that Sewer Staters have no problem with corruption and child sex trafficking–but loathe Southern accents–Menendez fils will be perfectly safe if he does those things.

    415. NYCmike says:

      https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2022/06/swedens-nato-bid-trouble/367877/

      -Wonder where the NATO-at-all-costs-purists will stand on this one……side with Sweden or side with Turkey?

    416. Tina says:

      Any brave Rs in the senate demanding an investigation into this? Seems more clear cut than “trumps involvement in the j 6 hoax.”

      Chuck Schumer: “I want to tell you Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you.”

    417. Tina says:

      Maybe there will be a “j8 hearing” when Rs take over, assuming they don’t fold and sheot themselves.

    418. Phil says:

      Biden numbers among whites with no college degree – 23/68

      The Republican Party is truly becoming the working class party while the Democrats have become the party of elites.

      It’s called realignment.

    419. Tgca says:

      Endorsement means you come out for and actively support someone.

      Hoping someone loses is not an endorsement and does not portray support of them.

      Trump had a 100% endorsement win this week in the primaries. There’s no other way to try and spin it.

    420. Tina says:

      Wtf is Garland doing? Protesters are again in front of Kavanaughs home.

    421. Tgca says:

      House gun proposal legislation includes:

      The House bill also includes incentives designed to increase the use of safe gun storage devises and creates penalties for violating safe storage requirements, providing for a fine and imprisonment of up to five years if a gun is not properly stored and is subsequently used by a minor to injure or kill themselves or another individual.

      5 years in jail for not storing a gun properly but only if the gun is used by minor.

      So if you fail to store a gun properly and a 17 year-old gets it and shoots people, you get 5 years in jail.

      Same situation but only the person is 19, then no charges?

      This is ludicrous “feel good” legislation politicians can fund raise off pretending they did something that we all know wont stop gun violence.

    422. Tgca says:

      Idiot CA CongressCritter says

      “A person under 21 cannot buy a Budweiser. We should not let a person under 21 buy an AR-15 weapon of war,” said Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif.

      Ok. Under his rationale for owning and accessing guns, then no one in the military under the age of 21 should be able to use military weapons. Same thing with police officers.

    423. Tgca says:

      This is amazing! Does this guy even realize he’s the problem?

      HIV+ middle-aged gay dude claims he slept with about 10 guys in recent weeks and now he has MonkeyPox but complains public officials aren’t doing contact tracing or educating people on catching the disease so no wonder it’s spreading…oh…and he seems frustrated he has to self-quarantine too.

      Typical gay male mentality. Behave recklessly, impact your health, be surprised by the consequences, and complain others are not doing enough to stop the disease.

      He became convinced he had a sexually transmitted infection (STI) after sleeping with around 10 new partners in the weeks before his symptoms started.

      ‘I’m a gay man, and having just come back to the UK, I was having a good time,’ he told MailOnline.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10889789/Pictured-monkeypox-patient-public-gay-HR-manager-London.html

    424. Tgca says:

      SDC to claim he doesn’t know of any gays that are this reckless and it must be only San Francisco gays even though San Francisco, LA, and San Diego all have similar high levels of HIV and STDs among gay men.

    425. Bitterlaw says:

      402 Wes – You are absolutely lying. For 18 years I have posted that there should be only one Election Day. When I first started posting in 2004, I did not even know there were states people could vote early. Go to the archives and you will see hundreds of posts where I have opposed voting early.

      As for your fake outrage at GWB, you voted for him twice, same as me, GFY

      After you GFY, I would appreciate it if you buy my book.

    426. jason says:

      That may not be an explicit endorsement of either of the no-names who ran against Thune, but clearly Trump wanted Thune to lose.”

      Zzzzzz… nice spin.

      Trump was 16-0 in endorsements last night. Fact.

    427. jason says:

      Biden numbers among whites with no college degree – 23/68

      The Republican Party is truly becoming the working class party while the Democrats have become the party of elites.

      It’s called realignment”

      Except the country club Rs think the future of the R party is “winning back the suburbs”.

      They are not winning back the wine sipping liberal suburban women. You read it first here.

    428. mnw says:

      Herschel Walker:

      He should be practicing Q & A every day with a skilled coach.

      You can LEARN these skills. It would also teach him to formulate answers that incorporate his stated views on major issues.

    429. jason says:

      I don’t agree. Walker should be Walker.

      He is running against a deeply flawed candidate in Warnock.

      Let the voters decide who they want. Don’t create an artificial candidate.

    430. Tina says:

      I think Walker is fine. He seems very articulate and is a breath of fresh air from the gop-e types.

    431. mnw says:

      Tina

      I hope you’re right, but I disagree profoundly.

      We must be watching different H. Walker snippets. To me he seems shaky, poorly prepared, and always on the verge of exploding his campaign with an ad libbed gaffe.

      He needs message DISCIPLINE, STAT.

    432. NYCmike says:

      mnw & jason,

      there is a middle ground, you know.

      Definitely needs message discipline. That is very different from changing how he speaks.

    433. Bitterlaw says:

      mnw – Walker is one Gateway Pundit article away from making Tina’s RINO list.

    434. Tina says:

      #BREAKING Senator
      @HawleyMO
      Joins Tucker Carlson To Discuss Whistleblower Documents He Obtained That Expose The Biden Admin’s “Disinformation Governance Board”

      Sen. Hawley: “This Administration wanted you to be monitored. This ‘Disinformation Board’ was set up to go after you.”

      https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1534703197914267649

    435. Wes says:

      jason says:
      June 8, 2022 at 9:28 pm
      That may not be an explicit endorsement of either of the no-names who ran against Thune, but clearly Trump wanted Thune to lose.”

      Zzzzzz… nice spin.

      Trump was 16-0 in endorsements last night. Fact.

      Most of those were people who would have won without his endorsement.

      Fact.

      Thune’s political career didn’t come close to ending last night despite what Trump said.

      Fact.

      You’re an idiot.

      Fact.

    436. Tgca says:

      We are at WESCON 5.

      Fact.

    437. Tgca says:

      I was at Costco and bought two spy novels the other day.

      I looked for Bitter’s book but did not see it. Must have sold out already. Bummer!

      Did see an unusually number of different books on WW2 stories and spying. That’s the 1st time I saw that many different choices on WW2 there.

    438. Tgca says:

      I agree with the Vile and Vulgar ABORTION supporting Meat Eater. Let Walker just be himself.

      All this talk of packaging Walker to sell him to the public reminds me of Al Gore’s earth tone outfits to better sell him to voters.

    439. mnw says:

      NYC

      I don’t care about changing how he SPEAKS. I care about changing the careless, off message things he SAYS.

      If he keeps doing that, he could go Todd Akin in a heartbeat.

    440. Bitterlaw says:

      Don’t buy my book, Tgclown.

    441. Tgca says:

      You could send me an autographed copy.

      That would be nice.

    442. Bitterlaw says:

      Would need an address where to send it.

    443. DW says:

      “Thanks to Biden, U.S. Families to Pay $450 More for Gas This Year”

      And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Food prices way up, dry goods, everything up. Then there is a lag effect….Insurance premiums are going to skyrocket because they have to insure everything at a higher replacement cost…this is a disaster, and there is no stopping it.

      The next thing that will happen is when the gas companies simply cannot deliver at any price due to Biden’s shutdowns, then the rationing comes, and with that they will issue Covid-like lockdowns to keep everyone at home because they will not allow people to get what little gas they can get for $12 a gallon.

    444. Wobbles says:

      It cost me $50 more to send care packages to Avenatti in jail than it used to, but some things are more important than money.

    445. jason says:

      NYCmike says:
      June 8, 2022 at 10:22 pm

      mnw & jason,

      there is a middle ground, you know.”

      There is no middle ground at HHR, GFY.

    446. jason says:

      Walker is a former pro football star. He is from a humble background.

      Mnw wants to repackage him into some smooth talking lawyer?

      Sorry, that won’t work.

      Let him be himself. Look at his picture here on his website. Do you want him to put a suit on so maybe he will appeal more to liberal suburbanites?

      https://winred.teamherschel.com/team-herschel-inc/donate-search-a?sc=20210825_HERSCHEL_AD_GOOGLE_SEARCH_TXTa?sc=20210825_HERSCHEL_AD_GOOGLE_SEARCH_TXT

    447. jason says:

      Trump was 16-0 in endorsements last night. Fact.

      Most of those were people who would have won without his endorsement.

      Fact.

      Thune’s political career didn’t come close to ending last night despite what Trump said.

      Fact.

      You’re an idiot.

      Fact.”

      wes is an infantile crybaby with terminal TDS.

      Fact

      He can’t let a factual post that made no other claim except to state Trump went 16-0 in endorsements without trying to bring in some extraneous BS that “some would have won anyway” (zzzzzzz… no one claimed otherwise) and that “Thune won” (zzzzzzz… Trump never endorsed his opponents so completely irrelevant).

      It must suck to be that immature.

    448. jason says:

      All this talk of packaging Walker to sell him to the public reminds me of Al Gore’s earth tone outfits to better sell him to voters.”

      Yep.

      I think the public already knows he is not an Ivy league yuppie or a fast talking lawyer.

      He doesn’t look and talk like a “standard” senator?

      Deal with it.

    449. jason says:

      I agree with the Vile and Vulgar ABORTION supporting Meat Eater.”

      I think if Tgca were not such a clown he would appeal to more people here at HHR.

      I am not talking about trying to “ungay” him or get him to eat real food or to stop killing pet fish by the hundreds, I am talking about the “message discipline” that mnw and NYC want for Walker.

      “He should be practicing Q & A every day with a skilled coach”

      This would definitely help Tgca, instead of going off on his wild tangents and fake equivalencies he would have rote answers and always respond to every issue with the same exact answer like some want Walker to do.

      If we can “roboticize” Walker we can do the same for Tgca.

    450. jason says:

      ” Lawmakers in the House of Representatives voted in favor of raising the age from 18 to 21 for semi-automatic weapon purchases in response to the mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York.

      The 228-199 vote occurred largely along party lines, with two Democrats voting against the bill and 10 Republicans siding with the Democrat-led proposed legislation”

      So 10 Rs voted to deny 18-21 year olds their constitutional rights and only 2 Dems voted to protect them?

      Shameful.

    451. jason says:

      Here are the names of the 10 Rs who would rather be the darlings of the MSM instead of protecting the rights of their constituents.

      And congratulations to Dem Reps Golden (ME) and Schrader (OR).

      Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Chris Jacobs (R-NY), John Katko (R-NY), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), Maria Salazar (R-FL), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Michael Turner (R-OH), and Fred Upton (R-MI).

      Gonzalez, Katko, Kinzinger, and Upton are Never Trump scumbags who we know are media whores. Not sure what the motivation of the other 5 was.

      It must have killed Liz Cheney that she couldn’t get on TV for this vote, but I guess she figures she will be on plenty during the kangaroo hearings.

    452. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason killed the thread.

    453. Robbie says:

      Luke Stier
      @LukeStier
      BREAKING: FBI confirms to @WOODTV that Michigan Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ryan Kelley has been arrested.

      – I have to imagine this significantly ups his chances of getting an endorsement from Trump.

      SEND A MESSAGE!

    454. Robbie says:

      Josh Kraushaar
      @HotlineJosh
      Michigan = frontrunners for MI-GOV disqualified from ballot; another leading candidate arrested.

      Pennsylvania = Mastriano

      Arizona = Trump-aligned activists scare Ducey from running for Senate; far-right field could cost them Senate. Election conspiracist leading GOV field.

      – Trump and his retinue have made is acceptable for a whole host of cockroaches to crawl out from under theirs rocks and damage the party.

      It’s a good thing 2022 is going to be a wave election because that will cover up a lot of faults that exist in the Republican Party.

      The combo of Kari Lake and Blake Masters in Arizona is just the thing needed to turn Arizona towards Democrats for a decade or so.

    455. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #465- Robbie
      Pathetic even for your demented mind. You are a very sick puppy with apologies to all canines. GET HELP!!!

    456. Robbie says:

      Sean T at RCP
      @SeanTrende
      So basically, 2022 Senate is “the irresistible force versus the immovable object” election. Terrible GOP recruiting and a poor map for Republicans versus a horrific environment for Democrats.

      https://t.co/hQfgorV2Hz

      – I guess I was a day ahead of Sean Trende in noting Republican Senate recruitment was poor in 2022. No doubt, Phil and others will send strongly worded letters of complaint to Trende telling him he’s wrong.

    457. Robbie says:

      Sheeple,Jr. says:
      June 9, 2022 at 11:08 am
      #465- Robbie
      Pathetic even for your demented mind. You are a very sick puppy with apologies to all canines. GET HELP!!!

      – Hyperbole. What is it?

    458. Tina says:

      Biden had issues on Jimmah Kimble. They had to go to a commercial break.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1534763208564690944

    459. Tina says:

      Is the Fib again interfering in an election in Michigan? Remember, they were behind the whitmer kidnapping hoax.

      Sean Davis
      @seanmdav
      The FBI hatched a fake plot to kidnap and kill Michigan’s Democrat governor to create anti-Trump headlines before the 2020 election.

      This morning, that same FBI arrested Whitmer’s opponent to help generate headlines for the illegal J6 inquisition.

    460. Tina says:

      I thought McLaughlin he was a Biden bot?

      Dan McLaughlin
      @baseballcrank
      · 2h
      Left-wingers got much, much closer to assassinating Brett Kavanaugh & Steve Scalise than anybody got to hanging Mike Pence or kidnapping Gretchen Whitmer.
      Show this thread

    461. EML says:

      Real Clear Politics has come out with their House map, and they are far more aggressive with predicting Republican pick ups than the other 3 clowns (Cook, Sabato, Rothenburg, although these guys are all basically retired and have someone else taking over for them).

      In the “Likely GOP” pick up category we have:
      AZ-02 (Open – Kirkpatrick)
      FL-04 (Open – Lawson)
      FL-07 (Open – Murphy)
      FL-13 (Open – Crist)
      MI-10 (Open – Levin)
      TN-05 (Open – Cooper)
      [Along with New seats: FL-15, MT-01, and TX-38]

      In the “Lean GOP” category, we have:
      AZ-06 (O’Halleran)
      IA-03 (Axne)
      IL-17 (Open – Bustos)
      KS-03 (Davids)
      NJ-07 (Malinowski)
      NY-18 (Open – Maloney)
      NY-19 (Open – Delgado)
      OH-13 (Open – Ryan)
      PA-07 (Wild)
      PA-08 (Cartwright)
      TX-15 (Open – Gonzalez)
      VA-02 (Luria)
      WA-08 (Schrier)
      WI-03 (Open – Kind)
      [Along with new seats CO-08 and NC-13]

    462. DW says:

      EML, like I was saying yesterday, this election is likely going to be very unpredictable. I would be very slow to give out any rankings at all.

      Edward Durr won in NJ last year spending virtually nothing against the entrenched Dem senate president who didn’t consider Durr even the slightest threat.

      And Durr won after only the first 10 months of Biden’s disaster of a term. Since then things have gone from bad to much much worse.

      I am not saying the GOP is a shoo-in to win Likely D or Safe D seats, because the GOP has a long history of throwing the drowning dems a lifeline so they can snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory.

      But I am saying the GOP had better get an actual credible name on the ballot in every congressional seat that is not a historic deep blue urban district that goes 90/10 Dem or worse.

    463. EML says:

      EML, like I was saying yesterday, this election is likely going to be very unpredictable. I would be very slow to give out any rankings at all.
      ============================
      Things are starting to come in to focus with each primary election. I think we are getting a better idea of what the electorate will look like and how they will vote.

      VA and NJ in 2021, plus CA on Tuesday are all showing ~10-15 point swing towards Republicans in suburban districts (Republicans did phenomenally well in CA-22, CA-27, and CA-45, districts Biden won by 13, 12, and 6 points, respectively).

      Another data point will come on Tuesday. There’s the special election in TX-34. Biden won there by 4 points and it is the 2nd most Hispanic district in country (85% Hispanic). Now there are 2 Rs and 2 Ds running, so it is likely to go to a runoff, but we should at least get some idea how far (or how not far) the Hispanic vote has trended away from Democrats.

    464. jason says:

      I guess I was a day ahead of Sean Trende in noting Republican Senate recruitment was poor in 2022.”

      I guess I was months ahead of Amoral Scumbag in predicting he would oppose all R Senate candidates actually on the ballot.

    465. jason says:

      Arizona = Trump-aligned activists scare Ducey from running for Senate”

      Maybe someone who is “scared” from running for Senate shouldn’t be a senator.

      If he is such a great candidate, why didn’t he run?

      Afraid of “Trump activists”? Zzzzzzz….

      Maybe what he was afraid of was being called on the fact he didn’t do enough to promote election integrity in AZ.

    466. jason says:

      I don’t dislike Sean Trende. He is actually accessible and I have exchanged ideas with him. He has provided many insightful columns But he is a never Trumper and he is enamored with an R coalition that doesn’t exist anymore. He is dismissive of a new coalition of working class people of all races (urban, suburban and rural), exurban, and rural voters. Trende’s old R coalition of white suburbanites and rural voters is no longer enough to win elections. The fact Biden is 51/44 with college educated whites tells you that.

      In my view Oz is the best R candidate for PA. I don’t see anyone that was better for GA unless you wanted to de-mothball Loeffler. I prefer Brnovich in AZ senate, but you don’t always get what you want. Morse is a good candidate in NH, hopefully he beats Bolduc. Britt is a great candidate in AL. Vance will win in OH. I am fine with former AG Adam Laxalt in NV.

      So outside of AZ, where I agree Blake Masters is a bad candidate (who could still win), I am not shedding any tears that Sandoval, Ducey and Sununu are not running. Sandoval was never interested, Sununu doesn’t want to go to DC, and Ducey is “scared”. Screw them.

    467. jason says:

      Putin Appeasers hardest hit. Putin himself admits what the end game is.

      “Vladimir Putin has compared himself to Peter the Great, the 18th century Russian monarch, as he appeared to admit that the invasion of Ukraine was part of an imperial conquest.

      At a meeting with young entrepreneurs and scientists, the Russian dictator said: “Peter the Great led the Northern War for 21 years. It would seem that he fought with Sweden, captured land…he didn’t capture it, he returned it.”

      Mr Putin appeared to be drawing a direct link between his own attempt to conquer Ukraine and Peter the Great’s war on Sweden.

      He went on to imply that he believed Ukrainian land would soon be declared Russian and eventually be recognised as such, in references to Peter the Great’s conquests.

      “Why did invade it? To reclaimed (our lands) and strengthen (the state). That’s what he did. It seems that it’s our turn now to return (the lands) and strengthen (the state.)”

      Mr Putin added: “When Peter the Great laid the new capital in St Petersburg, none of the European countries recognized this territory as Russian, everyone recognized it as Swedish.”

    468. jason says:

      Fortunately, European leaders are smarter than Neville Allen and his magazines and video games.

    469. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Larry Sabato/Crystal Ball has updated his 2022 House predictions today. He has Republicans at 214 seats and Democrats at 193. Of the 28 toss-ups, 7 are GOP seats and 21 Democrat.

      https://centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/2022-house/

    470. Tgca says:

      477

      Agree with the Vile and Vulgar ABORTION supporting MEAT EATER!

      If you’re too much of a p*ssy to run and take the heat, then you’ll probably be a bigger p*ssy in the Senate when enormous pressure is on to vote for dis or dat.

    471. Wes says:

      Hey, DW, GF just mentioned your infamous Blue Fraud checklist from a few years ago on RRH. Can you repost it here so I can forward it to him for a repost there?

    472. DW says:

      Wes, am looking for it…wasn’t where I expected it to be…while waiting, I will post this other classic:

      I know I have given this one before, it’s worth repeating. The greatest moment I ever observed watching girl’s coach-pitch softball.

      The fat girl on the team named Emily steps to the plate, two outs, runners on first and second. First pitch, an uninterested swing and a miss. Second pitch, another wild swing and a miss. Third pitch, swing and a miss–coach interrupts saying give her another one, that pitch was too far outside. Another pitch, Emily swings wildly again, this time managing to get a piece of it and the ball rolls two feet out in front of home plate.

      Everyone hollers RUN! and Emily almost startles in fright as she realizes they are yelling at her, so she starts moving her mass slowly toward first. She picks up steam as the catcher attempts the throw to first, but the ball is thrown well wide of first base and down the right field line.

      The first base coach hollers RUN! RUN TO SECOND!

      Emily is confused, because she has never run this far before. She turns and starts toward second, trying to find it. Finally she gets there but everyone is hollering for her to keep running because the right fielder bobbled the ball. Emily starts up again, noticeably laboring, and slowly making her way to third. The ball finally arrives, but the player at third misses the throw and it goes into foul territory.

      The third base coach frantically waves his arms and hollers KEEP GOING! RUN!

      Emily cannot run any more, but sort of jog-walks toward home. The girl at third finally finds the ball, hurls it toward home but Emily touches the plate before the catcher can bring down the high throw.

      Emily grabs her bat, and hollers up into the stands, “MOM I’M THE BEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM! CAN WE GET ICE CREAM AFTER THE GAME!?”

    473. DW says:

      and I found this classic…

      Well its time for me to bid everyone here farewell. I have been thinking about this for some time now, as I like to see the glass half full and believe that our best days are still ahead of us, and that we will fix what needs to be fix, right the ship and continue the journey. Some actually posted today that they knew we would get sold out on Obamacare at the Supreme Court, how could they know that? Unknown.
      But mostly I tired of the nonsense of a couple of posters. Now most folks here are great. But a couple can not help themselves with their smarmy and caustic comments.
      Now my brain says, understand they live in a cesspool where crime is rampant and race violence seems to be spiraling out of control. It pervades everything, hell their QB for their beloved football team is a damn convicted felon who did time in the joint. If you had your job handed to an affirmative action candidate or you were stuck in a dead end job defending lawsuits against your employer for contract entered into and wont pay on just cuz the time delay is worth money, that would grind on ya for sure.
      All that is true, and they have my pity. But the truth is I dont want to listen to their ad hom attacks. They are both philly @ssholes, and is it any wonder that such a place populated with such @ssholes could start pelting Santa Claus with snowballs. Its probably a miracle Santa got out alive.
      So I am therefore bidding all of you a fond farewell. I dont intend to return. Enjoy the bitter rhythmic chants of “No Deal” or whatever it will be next time. Perhaps aluminum bats is the correct answer to some as yet unasked trivia question. Perhaps I will run into some of the rest of you somewhere else on the internet. I wont be that hard to find I use my real name.
      Lets kick enough Democrats to the curb to make some real fundamental change in this great country. I am with you in spirit on that task. Thanks for the chance to post here Dave. Bye.
      Comment by Gary Maxwell — August 12, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    474. DW says:

      FINALLY…found it:

      Top ten excuses Republicans give for voting for BlueFrauds:

      10. My grandpa used to vote for my BlueFraud’s grandpa.

      9. My BlueFraud and ONLY my BlueFraud is capable of saving our air base!

      8. My BlueFraud has nice eyes.

      7. I got a really nice letter once from my BlueFraud.

      6. My BlueFraud has been in office for 28 years, so he must be good!

      5. My BlueFraud is a fiscal hawk! So never mind that our country is being destroyed by Dem leadership, my BlueFraud will try to stop it.

      4. My BlueFraud used to go to my church.

      3. My BlueFraud has excellent constituent services.

      2. I have never heard of my BlueFraud’s challenger.

      1. What was the question?

    475. Wes says:

      Thanks, DW. I’m going to DM it to GF so he can post it on the other site.

    476. Wes says:

      By the way, thankfully that list has become progressively less applicable since Obama ripped the mask off the Blue Frauds in 2009 and 2010.

    477. Wes says:

      Ah, yes. The infamous Maxwell goodbye post. The post Hedgehoggers measure all leaving posts by. It has everything we could possibly want here:

      1) utter smarminess

      2) absolute pomposity

      3) complete lack of self-awareness

      4) blatant egotism

      5) personal attacks

      6) self-indulgent word salad intended to justify its existence

      It’s quite simply the classic HHR post.

    478. NYCmike says:

      FBI now arresting Republican gubernatorial candidates…….must have been one of those child traffickers that jason and Bitterlaw say the FBI is ALWAYS working on stopping!!

    479. mnw says:

      NYC

      Avs playoff record is 12-2. They lost those two games to the Blues, so I feel a little better about the Bluz’ post-season.

    480. Wes says:

      Multiple deaths in a shooting in western Maryland. No report I’ve seen indicates the shooter’s race. By process of elimination, I conclude there’s a 99% chance his race didn’t start with a “w” and end with an “e.”

    481. EML says:

      By the way, thankfully that list has become progressively less applicable since Obama ripped the mask off the Blue Frauds in 2009 and 2010.
      —————————
      Blue Dogs / moderates / ConservaDems / rural Democrats became a dying breed when Obama was elected. I’m sure you remember 2010 when Blue Dogs were wiped out, including some who had been in Congress for decades (Ike Skelton, David Obey, John Spratt, etc).

      As the Democratic Party drifts leftward (well, sprints leftward), moderation has no place in the Party. Only blind fealty to the leftist cause will do. As a result, bye bye moderate Dems. There are now only 19 official members of the Blue Dog Caucus:

      Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) – likely to lose in November
      Lou Correa (CA-46) – not conservative
      Mike Thompson (CA-04) – gimme a break
      Jim Costa (CA-21) – will survive, moderateish
      Charlie Crist (FL-13) – running for Gov
      Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) – retiring
      Sanford Bishop (GA-02) – trending R
      Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) – lost re-nomination
      David Scott (GA-13) – lol, gimme a break
      Ed Case (HI-01) – will survive, moderateish
      Brad Schneider (IL-10) – will survive, moderateish
      Jared Golden (ME-02) – most conservative Democrat, but in a lot of trouble in 2022
      Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) – moderateish, in trouble
      Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) – moderateish, not really in trouble
      Kurt Schrader (OR-05) – lost renomination
      Jim Cooper (TN-05) retiring
      Henry Cuellar (TX-28) – hanging by a thread
      Vicente Gonzalez (TX-34) – a little safer than Cuellar
      Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) – trouble a-brewing

      So of the 19,
      5 are already gone
      7 are in danger
      3 are fraudulent
      4 could be the true number of moderate Dems left in the House after 2022 (Costa, Case, Schneider, Sherrill)

    482. EML says:

      Multiple deaths in a shooting in western Maryland. No report I’ve seen indicates the shooter’s race. By process of elimination, I conclude there’s a 99% chance his race didn’t start with a “w” and end with an “e.”
      ———————–
      Washington County, MD is 75.9% white and the town of Smithsburg is 85.4% white.

    483. Tgca says:

      The radically left gay community claims it’s not sexualizing or indoctrinating children.

      Oh No! Not at all.

      San Francisco middle school has drag queen named Nicole Jizz perform for a bunch of young teens.

      Last week, Texas drag queens performed for grade school kids in a gay bar for tips with large neon signs center stage stating:

      IT AIN’T GONNA LICK ITSELF

      and

      I LICKED IT SO ITS MINE

      https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1534333720810860544

    484. Tina says:

      Has any senate r called for Schumah to resign?

    485. Tina says:

      Lol

      A political prisoner.

      Andrew Wilkow
      @WilkowMajority
      ·
      6h
      “The FBI found no evidence that Kelley had entered the Capitol building but alleged he was among the crowd on Capitol grounds for roughly two hours.

    486. Tina says:

      “The Biden collapse in consumer confidence dwarfs the time the economy was deliberately locked down.”

      https://mobile.twitter.com/kerpen/status/1535041045439840268

    487. mnw says:

      Blue Dogs are the new Spotted Owls– the fewer there are, the more attention they get.

    488. Gordon Allen says:

      Too bad Putin doesn’t have Peter the Great’s Army.
      In fact Peter the Greats Army could probably defeat Putin’s.
      What is a video game? I have never played one,but I should ask Jason as he seems to have done so

    489. Cash Cow TM says:

      The Smithsburg MD shooting in is neighboring Washington County MD not far from here.

      They have not identified the shooter but did say he was from WV. (It was not Walt). The shooter and a state trooper were both shot during a shootout after the shooter drove away from the industrial/manufacturing facility.

    490. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/smithsburg-maryland-shooting-victims/

      The Maryland shooter is identified as Hispanic.

    491. Bitterlaw says:

      Gary Maxwell’s exit rant was the greatest HHR post ever. It was truly unrivaled for its sheer arrogant dismissiveness. He was completely wrong about the type of law I practice. The reference to snowballs and Santa Claus is pure laziness.

      I do feel sorry for Jason not being included in the founding Philly A-holes. He has been a great A-hole. Of course, he hates Philadelphia as much or more than Maxwell so his omission from The Rant was probably intentional.

    492. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      500. It appears there is something of a stalemate now in the Ukraine, according to the British military HQ update:

      “(2 of 7) Russia continues to attempt assaults against the Sieverodonetsk pocket from three directions although Ukrainian defences are holding. It is unlikely that either side has gained significant ground in the last 24 hours.

      (3 of 7)
      While Russia is concentrating its offensive on the central Donbas sector, it has remained on the defensive on its flanks.

      4 of 7) Ukrainian forces have recently achieved some success by counter-attacking in the south-western Kherson region, including regaining a foothold on the eastern bank of the Ingulets River.”

    493. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      504. Am sure a lot of London residents would find this surprising:

      “In October 2019, the mayors of 14 cities around the world (including London’s Sadiq Khan) committed their citizens to the near-vegan Planetary Health Diet”

    494. Tgca says:

      504

      Not hardest hit!

      I’m not a vegan. NEVER have been. NEVER will be.

      I eat eggs, cheese, and other dairy as well as veggies and certain fruits. I don’t think anyone should only eat plants. Just like no one should eat only meat and seafood.

      Our bodies have adapted to nutritional requirements from a number of food sources.

      Plant eaters only suffer from certain medical ailments, especially when they don’t get enough B12.

      Meat eaters only suffer from a number of diseases as well, especially acidity and inflammation.

      One can get all the animal level proteins it needs from eggs and dairy but protein is not the only consideration. Various vitamins and minerals are necessary as well and no single food source has them all. Animal sources provide certain ones while others are found in veggies and fruits.

    495. Tgca says:

      The book Bitter references is more about misinformation and wokeism than actual diet.

      The author claims it is neither anti-vegan or anti-plant.

      Her beef, pun intended, is about the manipulation of science to push a political agenda by corporations, environmentalists, gubbermints, and other special interest groups.

      It’s less about food and more about misleading people to the detriment of their health. Kind of similar to the way tobacco companies pushed smoking on folks in the early 20th century.

    496. Tgca says:

      Vegetarians have been around over 2,000 years in a number of cultures so there is much evidence to support a healthy vegetarian diet.

      Our bodies were developed to eat sparingly and that’s what most people did until the last 100 years when gluttony became more commonplace due to more convenient food availability.

      Lifestyle plays a major role too. You can be a vegetarian and lead an unhealthy lifestyle in other respects such as getting little exercise, drinking, smoking, stress, etc.

      The same with meat eaters.

      The key to a healthy lifestyle whether a vegetarian or omnivore is moderation in eating as well as being somewhat active and avoiding many habits and products that can damage your body over time, and hoping you have decent genes that won’t put you in an early grave.

      Ageing weightlifters who spend a lot of time at the gym are known for having many heart-related issues, inflammation, and other diseases because their focus is simply on protein and not well-rounded nutrition and exercise. Lifting weights all day does not translate to a healthy body by itself. In fact, an excessively high protein diet can wreak havoc on the human body as much as a vegan who does not get balanced nutrition.

    497. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      National Police Association
      @NatPoliceAssoc
      The problems are a lack of high bail for arrestees, short or no incarceration for convicts, no treatment for the mentally ill, understaffed police departments, concentrated attacks on traditional values, politicians who blame inanimate guns instead of criminals & progressive DAs.

      George Gascón
      @LADAOffice
      “The problems we have today [are] the result of many of the bad policies that over-criminalize communities without really looking for a path forward to create the reduction of crime, the prevention of crime,” said DA George Gascón during his town hall on violent crime last night.

    498. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      509. For what it’s worth, my thoughts on the diet discussion:

      Agree with Tgca that if you include dairy in your diet, you don’t need meat. When I was young and into sports, ate a limited amount of meat, but guzzled milk (about a gallon) a day. Having gotten older, now at a half gallon (also bike 2-3 miles a day, and do major hiking in the Mountain West). A big factor in what you eat is your activity level. Also processed meat and processed food should be avoided, and meat eaten in moderation.

    499. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      And you want to tell me to give up my guns?

      “AUSTIN, Texas — Heavily armed officers delayed confronting a gunman in Uvalde, Texas, for more than an hour even though supervisors at the scene had been told that some trapped with him in two elementary school classrooms needed medical treatment, a new review of video footage and other investigative material shows. Instead, the documents show, they waited for protective equipment to lower the risk to law enforcement officers.”

    500. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Here is a You Tube video of Russian blogger attempting to get St. Petersburg males to sign up to go fight in the Ukraine:

      https://youtu.be/yk1wvusv7Ng

    501. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Kangaroo court; editing evidence:

      “Cameras mounted inside and outside the Capitol captured dramatic images of the riot used in the montage, as did documentary filmmaker Nick Quested, one of two live witnesses to appear before the committee Thursday night.

      In examples of strategic edits made by the committee, however, the video producers cut the words “peacefully and patriotically” from Trump’s rally remarks on the planned march to the Capitol and, in audio ending the montage, suggested that after leaving office, Trump said he detected “love in the air” during the riot. In fact, he was referring to the rally just south of the White House that preceded the violence.”

    502. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Senator Mike Lee is getting pounded by Independent Evan McMullin in Utah for his vote against aid to the Ukraine.

      “Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has a slim lead over independent Senate candidate Evan McMullin in a general election match-up, according to a new Deseret News-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll.

      The poll found 41 percent of registered Utah voters would support Lee compared to 37 percent supporting McMullin, just slightly above the poll’s margin of error. Nineteen percent of respondents were undecided.”

    503. jason says:

      Gary Maxwell’s exit rant was the greatest HHR post ever”

      Not only that, it led to the founding of the A-hole Club, the greatest and most influential organization in the history of HHR and probably top 10 in the history of blogging.

      It also led to the golden era of HHR Comment Section Governance, culminating in the highly successful and never matched two term Bitter-jason administration.

    504. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Here are the May inflation figures. The numbers came-in much HOTTER than expected and when announced, the DOW Index dropped 250 points in about five(5) seconds!(The first number below is the May monthly numbers; the second, the expected May number and the third is year over year.)

      Consumer price index (monthly) May 1.0% 0.7% 0.3%
      8:30 am Core CPI (monthly) May 0.6% 0.5% 0.6%
      8:30 am CPI (year-over-year) May 8.6% 8.3% 8.3%

    505. jason says:

      Vegetarians have been around over 2,000 years”

      Zzzzzz… so has pestilence and malnutrition.

      I wouldn’t brag about it.

    506. jason says:

      Lee will beat McMullin by more than 4 points.

      You read it here first.

    507. jason says:

      I took a quick look to see if the bettors at Predictit were impressed by the Deseret poll. Nah.

      https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7532/Which-party-will-win-the-2022-US-Senate-election-in-Utah

    508. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #515- SDC
      Please provide a link for your claim in the first paragraph.
      Please provide a nexus for your claim that that Lee’s position on Ukraine has affected his approval rating and standing in the polls. (I have information to debunk your nexus claim.)
      Please note that the pollster you cited had Clinton within 3 pts. of The Donald in Utah late in the 2016 election cycle.

    509. jason says:

      Chris Wallace not impressed by Kangaroo Committee?

      “I’m kind of skeptical about what we’re going to see tonight and over the next couple of weeks,” Wallace said on CNN minutes before the hearing was set to begin.

      Wallace said the committee had put itself in danger of falling victim to too much “hype” about its findings and “over-selling” what they have to tell the American people about the attack.

      “You’ve got Jamie Raskin, one of the members of the committee, saying ‘this is going to blow the roof off the House,’ you’ve got Adam Kinzinger saying ‘It’s going to change history,” Wallace said.”

    510. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I always thought the idea that we should appease the Russians so we could focus on China was a bad argument. The opposite proved true:

      “The West’s collective response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may have delayed China’s plans to attack Taiwan, former NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

      “That’s also one of the reasons why the Chinese are not comfortable with the Russian attack on Ukraine, because China has learned that the West can actually unite on delivery of weapons to Ukraine, on severe, crippling sanctions against Russia,” Rasmussen told Newsweek on Wednesday.

      “And the Chinese realize that they could be subject to exactly the same treatment if they were to attack Taiwan.”

    511. jason says:

      Looks like they lost Luntz’s tenant’s landlord too.

      “It took 9 minutes for the hearing to show something other than a politician delivering a teleprompter speech.

      That’s too long.

      I have 10 students watching with me… And they aren’t watching anymore. They’re more interested in talking to each other than watching the screen.

      — Frank Luntz

    512. DW says:

      And remember when there was the HHR government? When I was elected to be Mr. Vito’s vice president, our administration did what was instinctive to conservatives, and so we worked tirelessly until we reduced the size of government by eliminating the HHR government.

    513. jason says:

      I always thought the idea that we should appease the Russians so we could focus on China was a bad argument.”

      It is. Even if “western unity” is deterring China it is still a bad argument.

      Appeasing Putin is a bad idea because you don’t ignore an immediate threat to “save yourself” for a future threat.

      Plus, you don’t get to choose how many threats you will face and when they will happen.

      That is why NYC’s theory that you have to wait for the “right President” before taking any action against Putin is so stupid.

    514. jason says:

      and so we worked tirelessly until we reduced the size of government by eliminating the HHR government.”

      Zzzzzz….

      I don’t remember the “worked tirelessly” part. I kinda remember the “not worked” part.

    515. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      521. Just returned from Utah. McMullin is running adds like this:

      Evan McMullin
      stated on March 6, 2022 in an ad:
      “As the world rallies around Ukraine, Mike Lee was one of only two senators to oppose sanctions on Putin. Then he flew to the Kremlin and discussed dropping sanctions. Lee even opposed arming Ukrainians fighting for their lives.”

      A political fact checking site found the claim mostly false.

    516. jason says:

      I also note DW promoted himself to “Vice-President” when he was actually elected to be Lt. Governor.

      Shows you how power goes to your head.

    517. jason says:

      BIDEN: “…support policy reforms and improve investment and climate in countries. Uh, excuse me. The investment climate. The climate of investment.”

    518. jason says:

      Remember when Amoral Scumbag came here breathlessly to regurgitate MSM garbage that Trump was mentally impaired because some 5th rate moonbat psychologist had diagnosed him on TV without ever have even met him.

      He was almost as excited as he was when his moral compass model Avenatti came up with a woman that swore Kavanaugh organized gang rape parties.

    519. DW says:

      That was my typo for sure…Lt. Gov, was the correct position I held, but see, the best government is the forgotten government.

    520. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      These are the only polls that Real Clear Politics has on the Utah Senate race:

      Deseret News 3/9-3/21
      Lee 43%
      McMullin 19%
      Weston 11%

      Predictive Insights
      Lee 34%
      McMullin 24%
      Weston 12%

      Believe there may be another poll with Lee in the 40% range. I have never heard of Predictive Insights. Utah may be close.

    521. jason says:

      Of course, the Vito-DW Administration inherited a highly functional and well oiled machine, financially solvent and superbly staffed.

      There wasn’t that much to do to start with.

    522. Bitterlaw says:

      Vegetarians have been around for more than 2000 years. Some people sucked at hunting and fishing. Both can be true.

    523. jason says:

      Utah may be close.”

      BS. We heard the same thing in 2016 on how McMullin was a threat to Trump, and in the end McMullin got 20% of the vote and didn’t even beat Clinton.

    524. Bitterlaw says:

      The Mr. Vito-DW Administration ended? Seriously? I thought they were just really quiet.

    525. jason says:

      Even though the Dems aren’t fielding a candidate, the moonbats in Utah aren’t voting for McMullin. No, there are not a lot of moonbats in UT, but there are some. They are not voting for someone who calls himself “the real conservative”.

    526. jason says:

      I think the by-laws say that if the Governor is AWOL for over a year the administration ends.

    527. Phil says:

      Inflation is transitory.

      LOL

    528. Tina says:

      The hearing was a bust.

      They doctored evidence

      Why doctor evidence if you have a strong case?

      Look for the Russian hoaxer to make the rounds though.

    529. Tina says:

      Real wages negative under Xi Biden. The worst ever.

      zerohedge
      @zerohedge
      ·
      41m
      Inflation adjusted average hourly earnings have been negative for 14 of Biden’s 16 months as president. They will likely be negative for his entire tenure, the worst track record in history… unless we get a depression of course

    530. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      538. Jason you can believe you want, but I am from Utah and will tell you the race will be close. By the way, Trump only pulled 45% in Utah in 2016. McMullin has been endorsed by the Democrats this time (although a Democrat will be on the ballot).

      “In a lot of ways, McMullin is a traditional conservative. But, he is willing to push back against the pro-Trump, pro-Putin wing of the party, and for a lot of Democrats, independents and moderate Republicans, he would be a welcome change from Lee.”

    531. mnw says:

      Tina

      RE: “inflation is transitory”:

      Old joke circa 1914:

      “Will the war be over by Christmas?”

      “Absolutely!”

      “You really think so?”

      “Yes! We just don’t know WHICH Christmas.”

    532. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      538. The Democrats in Utah have formally endorsed McMullin:

      “Washington(CNN)The Utah Democratic Party on Saturday threw its support behind the independent candidacy of former presidential contender Evan McMullin to take on GOP Sen. Mike Lee.

      The decision to get behind McMullin could help bolster his Senate bid at a time when Lee is on the defensive over newly revealed text messages showing he communicated for weeks with then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about the effort to overturn the 2020 election.”

    533. jason says:

      Vegetarianism is some kind of self torture, poor bastards spend their existence trying to recreate the food they really crave, thus the fake burgers, artificial meat, fake hotdogs, etc. which will never be as good as real food. Just a bunch of unhappy, unfulfilled, unhealthy people.

    534. jason says:

      Lee is on the defensive over newly revealed text messages showing he communicated for weeks with then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about the effort to overturn the 2020 election.”

      LOL.

      On the defensive from whom? Moonbats and the MSM?

      For most conservatives, his efforts to ensure election integrity are a plus.

    535. jason says:

      “Overturn the election”

      Translation: trying to get AZ, WI, PA, MI, GA and NV to investigate fraud and produce an honest vote count.

    536. jason says:

      A committee formed by 7 of the most left wing Dems in the House and two fake anti-Trump “Rs”.

      Somehow this is supposed to produce a fair airing of the facts?

      I don’t think even the Dems believe that.

    537. mnw says:

      RAS -20 today (39-59)

      I’d thought that was the worst ever for Biden, but 3 months ago on March 12th it was -21 (39-60)

    538. jason says:

      CHENEY: “Our investigation is still ongoing. So, what we make public here will not be the complete set of information we will ultimately disclose.”

      Translation: we have nothing, we hope we might have something.

    539. mnw says:

      If Lee & Greitens both lose, the DEMs may have a pretty good result in the Senate elections.

      Anyone who doesn’t think Trudy Bush Valentine (D) can beat Greitens hasn’t been paying attention.

    540. Tina says:

      Why would loon Cheney edit out Ray Epps aka scaffold commander?

      What is the joke 6 commission hiding?

    541. Wobbles says:

      RAS -20 today (39-59)”

      I am not worried.

      Yes, I said anything under 45% would be bad for Republicans, but that was before right wing misinformation took hold. I have evolved, I don’t think Dems will be in trouble unless Biden falls below 25% in a real poll like PPP.

      I think Biden’s popularity is actually above 50% and is only being held down by Fox News and rightwing talk radio.

      Plus all the R senate candidates are turds so people like me, a majority in the R party, will be supporting the Dems.

    542. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      More from the Deseret News poll:

      “The poll shows Lee has managed to maintain his solid Republican base, while McMullin picked up Democrats and voters who don’t belong to either party. The survey found 57% of Utahns who identified themselves as Republicans would vote for Lee, but 29% favor McMullin.

      According to the poll, 64% of Democrats choose McMullin, though 29% said they don’t know. McMullin had the edge over Lee among unaffiliated voters 38% to 27%, with 28% undecided.

      Utahns in the survey who identified themselves as “very” or “somewhat” conservative overwhelmingly chose Lee, while “very” or “somewhat” liberal voters went with McMullin. Moderate voters clearly favor McMullin, with the poll finding 54% would vote for him compared to 16% for Lee.”

      Lee’s approval rating is:
      Approve 39%
      Disapprove 41%

    543. jason says:

      Anyone who doesn’t think Trudy Bush Valentine (D) can beat Greitens hasn’t been paying attention.”

      I haven’t been paying attention.

      I bet Greitens beats Valentine easily.

      And btw, Trudy Bush Valentine is not even the favorite to win the Dem nomination. Kunce is the favorite.

      She is getting panned for supposedly running really bad ads.

      “Hi, I’m Trudy. I’m going to post lots of pictures to social media of me hanging out with my horses… I guess to remind you that I have a ton of money, never have to work, and live a life of leisure that never brings me into contact with regulars like u.

      Seriously though, worst campaign ever. Who manages her social media account?”

    544. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      552. If Lee wins, he has stated he will stay independent and not become affiliated with either party. He knows he is dead meat in Utah if he becomes a Democrat. Over time see him becoming Republican if Trump is not president.

    545. jason says:

      The polls showed Trump at 26%, he got 46%.

      And this BS.

      There’s tons of interest,” said Quin Monson, a founding partner of Y2 Analytics, the Salt Lake City-based firm behind the poll first reported online Tuesday by the Deseret News. “A lot of things are changing, and changing very quickly.”

      Monson, who was interviewed about the results by a number of major news outlets including CNN, said McMullin is likely to see his support continue to climb between now and Election Day, especially among Mormon voters disgusted with Trump.

      “Until this poll, there wasn’t a viable option to vote for. I think there is a viable option now,” said Monson, a BYU political science professor. “Which means, in my view, he’s got nowhere to go but up.”

      McMullin ended up with 21%, even though he had nowhere to go but up.

    546. jason says:

      52. If Lee wins, he has stated he will stay independent and not become affiliated with either party.”

      You mean McMullin.

      He is a pathological liar, you can bet he will vote with the Dems 95% of the time.

    547. Phil says:

      So the Real Politics average of polls has Joe at 39%.

      That’s with every MSM covering for the guy 24/7 for the last year and a half.

      Think about that for a minute. How bad does this guy have to be numbers popularity wise to be at that number under such favorable press coverage?

    548. jason says:

      McMullin is the Liz Cheney of Utah.

      A truly despicable and loathsome scumbag.

    549. Tina says:

      Dow is down 800 due to the horrible data out today.

      You know the Russian hoaxer will soon be here.

    550. jason says:

      I am not a big fan of Mike Lee, but he is a hard working senator and he says what he believes in.

      McMullins is a lying sack of crap opportunist who would sell out his mother if he thought it would get him a vote.

      Any conservative who votes for him is a moron, he is about as “independent” as Angus King.

    551. Phil says:

      McMullin is the Liz Cheney of Utah.

      Yep

    552. Tina says:

      Ray Epps may not be a fib asset, but he is a federal asset.

      Why edit him out , loon Cheney, head of the Selective Edit Committee.

    553. jason says:

      How bad does this guy have to be numbers popularity wise to be at that number under such favorable press coverage?”

      Actually 39% is pretty impressive and it shows the power of the MSM.

      What do you think Trump’s numbers would look like if he was President, gas was at $5, shelves were empty, inflation at 40 year high, baby formula shortage, 72% saying country on wrong track, and he was stumbling around having trouble reading a teleprompter and finding his way offstage?

      I bet they would be like 25% if that high.

    554. jason says:

      Well, one horrible idea off the table.

      “Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, one of the lead negotiators in the Senate’s bipartisan talks to address mass shootings, has officially ruled out raising the age requirement to purchase guns, a source familiar with the talks told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

      “Senator Cornyn has ruled it out. It’s off the table and not happening,” the source told TheDCNF.

      The House passed a gun control bill on Wednesday that would raise the age from 18 to 21, but faces near-impossible odds with Cornyn’s rebuke of the idea.”

    555. EML says:

      So the Real Politics average of polls has Joe at 39%.
      ============================

      Donald Trump’s job approval rating on this date in 2018 was 42.9-53.1 and he got shellacked in November. Biden at 39.4-54.9 = disaster.

    556. jason says:

      Hey, 18 year old, we can send you to Afghanistan to shoot automatic weapons of all kinds. You can drive an Abrams tank. You can handle missile systems and attack drones. You can pilot helicopters. Heck, you can have a commercial pilot’s license. You can operate weapons systems on Trident submarines.

      Oh, but sorry buddy, we can’t trust you to have a semi-automatic rifle. Too dangerous. You are not mature enough.

    557. jason says:

      WHo was that moron who ran in KS, Dond-ero thought he was a “Republican” because he attended a GHWB rally, that was all the proof he needed.

      The MSM was sure he was going to win too, reminds me of McMullin.

    558. Phil says:

      I’ve always said the MSM is worth from 4-6 pts for Democrats. Joe woes be around 32% without his press protection from the MSM. That’s why he lies so much. His handlers count on the MSM covering for him….which they always do.

    559. jason says:

      4-6 pts is conservative. It is more than that.

    560. jason says:

      Tulsi tears the Jan 6 kangaroo committee a new a-hole.

      “Because whether you’re talking about the mainstream media or you’re talking about Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, or Congress, frankly, they don’t care about the real threats that we face domestically to our freedoms and our democracy,” Gabbard said. “Instead, they’re focusing on this; they don’t want to deal with the real issues that Americans are struggling with every day across the country: increasing inflation, rising gas prices, increasing crime, open borders.”

    561. Cash Cow TM says:

      Walt says he remembers that he was elected one of the HHS senators.

      **********************************************
      He is still bitching about not yet receiving his senate retirement check from HHR.

    562. EML says:

      NRCC expands its target list to 75 Democratic-held seats. One of the newly-added seats is PA-12, which is a Pittsburgh-based district that Biden won by 20 points. It is a seat that is open due to the retirement of 14-term Democrat Mike Doyle. The GOP’s main strategy here seems to be to run a candidate who is also named Mike Doyle.

    563. Cash Cow TM says:

      Did anyone here watch the prime time show last night–the one billed by various TV networks as either;

      –the Jan. 6 Assault on the Capitol

      –the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol

      –the Jan. 6 Committee Hearings

      Cow did not watch.
      Well, started to watch, but all it was at the start was politicians speaking. And then emotionally lade (and fact short) testimony of one woman.

      I switched to a Gunsmoke rerun.
      ****************************************
      I doubt if they ever covered major events to the run up of Jan. 6 like:

      –summer and fall of street riots, lootings, burnings, nightly attacks and assaults on federal court house that got very little local government police response

      –controversies during the Nov. election concerning voting, voting laws changed by courts, etc.

      *********************************************
      Anyway, I find it ironic that these hearings coincidentally are beginning to take place when Biden’s troubles are at their highest levels, and his poll numbers the lowest.

      Funny, odd coincidence.

      #######################################

      Walt says they are using the old Roman emperor playbook of: “Bread and Circuses” in attempt to deflect attention to real issues and stay in power.

    564. jason says:

      He is still bitching about not yet receiving his senate retirement check from HHR.”

      The Bitter-jason administration did institute a generous pension plan for retired HHR senators.

      You will have to ask the Vito-DW administration about why it is not being paid.

    565. jason says:

      Pittsburgh-based district that Biden won by 20 points. It is a seat that is open due to the retirement of 14-term Democrat Mike Doyle. The GOP’s main strategy here seems to be to run a candidate who is also named Mike Doyle.”

      Wow, brilliant.

    566. Gordon Allen says:

      SDC. For some reason I was on McMullin”s E-mail list, and it took months of complaining to get off it.
      I have no idea what you’re talking about him being a “Conservative”. EVERY communication was a reiteration of rabid leftist talking points which could be coming easily from Nancy Pelosi. He must speak with a forked tongue indeed.He would be a “moderate” in voting like that phony from PA Rep Lamb.
      We are heading into a deep recession while having very high inflation at the same time. This is almost unknown, and hard to achieve, but the Democrat’s have done so in less than a year and a half.
      it astonishes me that on this site, allegedly a political/polling one, so very little discussion appears with regard to inflation( currently accelerating) and the economy, when EVERY poll shows they are BY FAR the primary issues of concern to the public, and are 100% a potential slam dunk for the GOP. Issues like “Climate Change”, and yes Ukraine are far down the list, and the Border up there with Crime near the top.
      I think a little more focus on what is determinative, not tangential is in order here, and with the National GOP.
      And refighting 2020 isn’t high either in voter concerns.

    567. jason says:

      McMulllin is no conservative and SDC knows it.

      He is the UT version of Liz Cheney and Angus King.

    568. jason says:

      Anyone who think scumbag McMullin has a chance in UT can get rich at Predictit.

      https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7532/Which-party-will-win-the-2022-US-Senate-election-in-Utah

    569. Gordon Allen says:

      Consumer sentiment dropping too.
      This is a freight train coming right at us,and the public,and market,know our current ” leadership” has absolutely no answers.

    570. jason says:

      The fact McMullin would even accept the endorsement of the Dem party shows his level of desperation.

      But maybe there are some Rs in Utah that actually believe he is not beholden to the Democrats.

      “EVERY communication was a reiteration of rabid leftist talking points which could be coming easily from Nancy Pelosi”

      Yeah, that is what it takes to get support from Democrats.

    571. Tgca says:

      546

      STOOPID post!

      Vegetarians do NOT try to create meat alternatives.

      That is what vegans do just like meat eaters smother their meats in grease and sauces to make them more palatable rather than eat them just heated.

      Vegetarian and vegans are very different.

      Vegetarians eat vegetables and fruit in addition to dairy and eggs.

      You can get just as much if not more nutritional benefits from dairy and eggs as in any other animal source but without all the unhealthy grease and fat, and carcinogenic and heart disease concerns from meat preparation and gluttony.

      How many vegetarians do you see that are obese compared to meat eaters?

      It’s all about moderation and lifestyle whether you’re a vegetarian or omnivore.

    572. jason says:

      ” Another bombshell from the January 6th Committee Hearing… pic.twitter.com/t3DU9A0Mvx

      — Kevin McMahon (@Kevin__McMahon) June 10, 2022

      If you can’t watch the clip, you are missing out. The Proud Boy member being questioned is asked by Bennie Thompson whether a larger crowd started to gather after their group walked down the steps toward the Peace Circle. His response?

      “Well, no, first of all we round to the back and down the steps, and we took some photographs on the east side of the capitol, and then we went for lunch…we went for tacos.”

    573. jason says:

      “Armed insurrectionists” took a break from taking over the government to go for tacos….

    574. jason says:

      Vegetarians do NOT try to create meat alternatives”

      BS.

      You have talked about how you eat “beyond meat” burgers and all that disgusting fake chemical slop.

      Vegetarians do eat fake meat because they crave the real thing and instead of eating the healthy real meat they eat artificially and chemically produced fake meat.

    575. jason says:

      “One of the world’s largest producers in the Asian hot sauce market, Huy Fong Inc., announced Thursday an anticipated major shortage of its beloved chili sauce, Sriracha, due to supply shortages.

      The company said in a statement, “Unfortunately, we can confirm that there is an unprecedented shortage of our products. We are still endeavoring to resolve this issue that has been caused by several spiraling events, including unexpected crop failure from the spring chili harvest.”

      Sriracha is for wimps and sissies, calling it “hot sauce” should be grounds for criminal misrepresentation.

      I only use real hot sauce like Blair’s Ultra Death, the kind that will remove your lip if you are not careful. Screaming Sphincter sauces are also good.

      https://www.mohotta.com/product/Blairs-Ultra-Death/All-Hot-Sauces

    576. Tgca says:

      588

      Beyond Burgers are not eaten only by vegetarians just like veggie burgers (quinoa) are not only eaten by vegetarians. I know many people that are meat and seafood eaters that occasionally order vegetarian choices as well.

      This is why most stores and restaurants carry both products when the vast majority of the US population, 95%, is not vegetarian. They would not carry such products for just 5% of the population.

      Your myth has been debunked you VILE and VULGAR Meat Eater!

      As for nutrition, real meat can be just as unhealthy or more unhealthy based on preparation. Numerous studies show this and any respectable cardiologist or nutritionist will tell you this.

      A greens and quinoa veggie burger is just as nutritious and healthy as a plain meat burger cooked without all the grease and fat.

      Meat prepared without all the grease, fat, and salt is healthy and the way it was meant to be eaten. Not in gluttonous portions smothered in grease and sauces to make it taste better.

    577. DW says:

      Anyone else with some early thoughts on the final 2022 US house election numbers?

      My initial thinking is that a new house of R-236 to D-199 is a floor for the GOP. Depending on how many lifelines they throw to the Dems between now and then will determine how high the number will climb.

      We have to wait and see how the primaries turn out in several key districts and so on.

    578. Tgca says:

      Check out this interview of drag queens who performed drag show in Dallas bar for young grade school kids justifying the benefits of drag for young kids…and check out the large neon sign at center stage illuminating to the kids the phrase:

      It’s not gonna lick itself.

      Drag queens think exposing kids to drag will make more kids want to do drag and that’s a good thing because drag builds confidence. Okayyyyyyyy!

      Drag queen feels bad for kids in religious and conservative families and says parents should try to be better parents. I guess he means letting young children go to drag shows or perform drag will make religious and conservatives better parents. Got it!

      Drag queens and supporters say don’t worry to the kids, things will get better and you’re loved by others. I guess this means religious and conservative parents who don’t let their children go to drag shows or do drag don’t love them.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/drag-queen-show-for-kids-in-dallas/

    579. EML says:

      Vegetarianism will soon be a requirement to be a card-carrying Leftist. If you oppose the Left, eat more meat.

    580. EML says:

      Anyone else with some early thoughts on the final 2022 US house election numbers?
      =====================
      Not quite ready to give a number yet, other than to say that the GOP is 100% guaranteed to win back the House. The past decade has seen some sorting in House seats, so a 60 seats pick up like in 2010 is off the board. I can see anywhere from 225-245 right now.

    581. EML says:

      I only use real hot sauce like Blair’s Ultra Death, the kind that will remove your lip if you are not careful. Screaming Sphincter sauces are also good.
      ======================
      I’m a Dave’s Insanity Sauce guy. Agree, sriracha is too sugary sweet for most applications, although I do always have a bottle. It can balance out the saltiness of a ramen or pho.

    582. EML says:

      God made tasty animals so that we can enjoy them. Eating good food is important from a societal and cultural standpoint. Eat what you want, get fat, die happy. What are you living an ultra heathy lifestyle for? So that you can have a couple extra years living in a diaper, having someone else feed you, and deplete your kids inheritance by having to go in a nursing home? Not gonna happen.

    583. Wes says:

      Vegetarian has existed at least since the Permian Period. Back then carnivores such as Eryops and Dimetrodon used the vegetarians in their local biomes for food.

      Later, in the Mesozoic, large carnivorous dinosaurs such as Gojirasaurus (Triassic), Allosaurus (Jurassic), and Tyrannosaurus (Cretaceous) preyed on them.

      Following the extinction of dinosaurs thanks to that damn meteor, carnivorous mammals like the cave bear, Andrewsarchus, and saber-toothed tiger hunted and ate herbivores. During all periods since the Triassic, crocodilians have been successful carnivores existing alongside the more famous non-crocodilian meat-eating fauna.

      Humans have been an apex predator since evolving about 200k years ago but currently subsist on an omnivorous diet of plants and meat; however, being tougher than protein, the cellulose in plants leads to increased potential for dental wear. As such, there is literally no reason for humans to surrender their role at the top of the food chain and eschew eating meat in favor of plant material.

    584. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Unsurprisingly, last night’s Show Trial was a ratings’ disaster for all but FOX News:

      https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2022/06/10/jan-6-commission-primetime-hearing-was-a-ratings-bomb-for-cbs-nbc-abc/

    585. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      WOW, if true:

      NV-01: Wasserman says Titus is tied with GOP challengers in her internal polls.

      https://twitter.com/NilesGApol/status/1535326542892613634

    586. Tina says:

      Yikes. Can Loon Cheney and the Select Edit Committee comment?

      Jacki Kotkiewicz
      @jackikotkiewicz
      · 8h
      Inflation just hit a NEW 40-year high.

      Overall CPI: +8.6% since last year
      Gas: +48.7%
      Fuel Oil: +106.7%
      Meat, Poultry, & Fish: +13.1%
      Milk: +15.9%
      Eggs: +32.2%
      Coffee: +15.3%
      Used Cars: +16.1%
      Airline Fares: +37.8%
      Real Average Hourly Earnings: -3%

    587. Wes says:

      This year, Nevada has a realistic chance of becoming for the GOP what Arkansas was to them in 2010, Sheep.

    588. EML says:

      That will be hilarious if Titus loses. She had a safe seat, until Nevada Democrats in the state legislature decided they wanted to shore up the other 2 Democrats by weakening her district. Amd I wouldn’t say her opponents are unknown. Pretty sure ex-congressman (previously from NV-04) Cresent Hardy is running there.

    589. jason says:

      Meat prepared without all the grease, fat, and salt is healthy and the way it was meant to be eaten.”

      I don’t put grease and fat on my steaks. Salt, yes.

    590. jason says:

      Rachel Madcow disagrees with Amoral Scumbag.

      Says Trump rally had nothing to do with breach of Capitol, “those people were never at the rally”.

      https://twitter.com/trumpwarroom/status/1535082158909538304

    591. Wes says:

      With all the talk of GOP gains in the Silver State, I was wondering if there’s been any handicapping on the Legislature.

      Dems hold the State Senate by a 12-9 margin. On paper, that would seem like a good chance for a flip though I’m unsure about how district lines look now.

      Dems have a more substantial 26-16 majority in the State House, but I imagine if Republicans catch a wave, gaining the necessary six wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility, district lines possibly being a caveat of course.

    592. Tina says:

      More yikes. Wait till you get the second quarter 401k statements next month.

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/06/biden-economy-dow-2022-year-date-year-history/

    593. Wes says:

      I like to eat ribeye steaks. They contain fat, but I don’t put any grease or fat on them, though my cousin and I have devised a marinade of our own making that causes them to taste superb.

      Come to think of it, I can’t think of any meat I add grease or fat to. Sorry, Tg.

    594. jason says:

      I know many people that are meat and seafood eaters that occasionally order vegetarian choices as well.”

      Vegetarian choices? Maybe. Fake meat? No. Everyone I know that has tried it hates it.

      “Large Fast Food Chains Pull Back on Fake Meat

      Beyond Meat’s (BYND) and Impossible Foods’ aspirations to transform the fast-food industry with fake meat are not panning out as hoped. Some of the nation’s biggest chains are pulling back spending on faux meat.

      Dunkin Donuts (DNKN) has pulled Beyond Meat breakfast sausage from thousands of stores, while KFC (YUM) tested Beyond Meat’s chicken nuggets but never added them to the menu. Meanwhile, Burger King (QSR) is reducing spending on marketing for the Impossible Whopper. “

    595. jason says:

      Election laws are horrendous in NV, you can ballot harvest at will and there is no signature verification of mail-in ballots.

      There is really going to have to be a huge red wave to overcome that.

      So I don’t think the GOP in NV will win any races where the polls are tied or very close.

      That being said I think Cortes-Mastro is in trouble and might lose outside the MOF.

    596. jason says:

      Chuck Todd tries to book AK Rep Young on his show.

      ” Unfortunately, @chucktodd, I don’t think Congressman Young’s schedule will allow him to be on Meet the Press with you tomorrow, but I’ll circle back if that changes. Thanks for reaching out! pic.twitter.com/NP2QCFNGH3

      — Zack Brown (@ZackBrownDC) June 9, 2022

      But heck, if it does happen it will be a tremendous coup.

    597. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      581. I posted quotes from sources who referred to McMullin as conservative. Am not so sure myself — see him more like Romney. I voted for McMullin in 2016, but now find him sort of squirrelly. But it’s not my choice — I vote in California in November. However, know some conservatives in Utah voting for him:

      “Evan McMullin, from Provo, formerly a chief policy director for the House Republican Conference and a C.I.A. officer, who left the Party and ran as an Independent in the 2016 Presidential race, after the Republicans nominated Trump as their candidate. McMullin got just over half a per cent of the popular vote nationally; in Utah, he received more than twenty per cent. That base of disaffected Republicans and unaffiliated voters was a big reason that more than half the delegates at the state Democrats’ April convention chose to cast their lot with McMullin, rather than nominate a member of their own party. A Democrat, they reasoned, would have even less of a chance of beating Lee than an Independent Never Trumper with a failed Presidential bid on his résumé. As Thom DeSirant, the executive director of the Utah Democratic Party, told me, “The argument was that we need to put country over party, and support a candidate who they believe has a chance to win. By the end of the convention, fifty-seven per cent of delegates agreed that that was the best choice.” “

    598. jason says:

      McMullin is an unprincipled ass, so I am fine with the comparison to Romney.

      Like I said, any “conservative” voting for him in Utah is a certified moron. McMullin is about as inddependent as Angus King.

      The Dems know that of course.

    599. jason says:

      I like to eat ribeye steaks. They contain fat, but I don’t put any grease or fat on them,”

      Sometimes I will drizzle meats with olive oil so they don’t stick to the grill, but I hardly call that “adding fat”.

    600. jason says:

      Damm, and some people here don’t think Putin is a threat? My God, the guy is now taxing our gas and food….

      BIDEN: “We’ve never seen anything like Putin’s tax on both food and gas.”

    601. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Election laws are horrendous in NV, you can ballot harvest at will and there is no signature verification of mail-in ballots.”

      I just did a change of address with the California registrar of voters by internet. Because the California DMV does not have my current signature on file, I have to fill out a new written application and sign it, so they can match the signature with the existing signature they have on file at the Registrar of Voters.

      All mail-in ballots in California must be signed, and the signature must match what is on file with the Registrar of Voters.

    602. jason says:

      I have zero confidence in mail-in ballot integrity in CA either btw. You can even print your own ballot.

      https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/remote-accessible-vote-mail

    603. jason says:

      “On Wednesday, the Democrat-controlled Nevada General Assembly passed Assembly Bill 321, a measure that legally codifies ballot harvesting and expanded mail-in voting measures initially implemented as the COVID-19 pandemic coincided with the 2020 election cycle.”

      Fraud is “codified” in NV.

    604. Tgca says:

      596

      I totally disagree with EML on eat what you want, get fat, die happy.

      Most people that eat unhealthy or without moderation as a lifestyle tend to go through lengthy illnesses that burden society and their families, and they rarely if ever die happy, as related diseases take over their body.

      Obesity is a major factor today in our society with an estimated 45%+ overweight and 30% obese.

      When I was growing up, there was always one or two plus size kids in school but now it’s the norm to see many overweight kids and teens.

      I rarely see slim teens anymore. The girls are often wide and with cellulite or rolls by their late teens. The less active boys are wearing bigger clothing sizes to hide their fat as well by their mid to late teens.

      This unhealthy lifestyle among the masses drives up healthcare costs as well as burdens society with a multitude of problems. The military has had concerns about the percent of overweight recruits as an example.

      So NO!…a lifestyle should not be eat what you want, get fat, and die happy because that’s not the way it works, and is detrimental to society in the long run.

    605. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @EvanMcMullin
      Moscow Mike is mischaracterizing the law to distract from the fact that he traveled to Russia and brazenly appeased Vladimir Putin for his own political gain. Now it’s led to the deaths of innocent Ukrainians, the destabilization of Europe, and global economic uncertainty. Shame.

      Mike Lee
      @SenMikeLee
      Feb 25
      1/3 President Biden’s unilateral deployment of our Armed Forces to the European theater, where we now know they are in imminent hostilities, triggers the War Powers Act, necessitating that the President report to Congress within 48 hours.

    606. Tgca says:

      I would also say that people with unhealthy and gluttonous eating lifestyles are selfish to the point where they greatly burden their loved ones.

      I see no difference between the parent who comes home and drinks their life away and the parent who is morbidly obese with health issues that impact the ability to care for one’s family in the long run.

      Addiction is addiction! Whether it’s food or alcohol or drugs.

      Addiction has many costs to society. We tend to spurn those addicted to drugs and alcohol but not other behaviors that are just as costly to society. Is that really fair?

    607. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      EvanMcMullin
      Lee said he was visiting Russia to discuss “religious liberty,” but the Russians later revealed that they’d discussed loosening sanctions on Putin’s regime, which Lee didn’t deny.

    608. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Tgca makes a lot of good points in Post 620. It is appalling parents allow their children to become obese by feeding them junk food.

    609. mnw says:

      CNBC headline: “Strong Inflation, Worried Consumers Add to Fears That Recession Has Already Arrived”

      I think that’s accurate as to “Fears.” I also think the rest of it is wrong. Both can be twue!

      An awesome opportunity to buy in at rock bottom prices is at hand. The fact that prices may fall further doesn’t change that. There are basically 2 kinds of portfolios: those that pay generous, well-covered dividends, & those portfolios which don’t (AMZN; NVDA).

    610. Tgca says:

      I just saw this SCOTUS decision from yesterday. Alito, Thomas, and Gorsuch dissented in this non-precedent setting decision for PA.

      Supreme Court OKs counting undated mail ballots in Pennsylvania

      The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday gave the green light to counting undated mail-in ballots in a contested Pennsylvania local election, a move with potentially broader implications for close races in November’s midterm elections.

      Over the objection of three justices, the Court restored a federal appeals court ruling that said disqualifying ballots received on time but lacking a handwritten date on the return envelope would violate federal voting rights.

      https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/supreme-court-oks-counting-undated-mail-ballots-pennsylvania/story?id=85292372

    611. Tgca says:

      624

      It’s not only junk food but excessive eating. Parents should teach children responsibility and restraint as they do in other areas of life.

      Excessive eating is addictive. If not addressed, it can lead to a life of health issues, including mental disorders with control, coping, morale, and confidence.

      Go to most stores now and you fill find many of the clothing options in large but no EXTRA PETITE for some of us more health conscious people.

    612. Tgca says:

      Trump’s .943 batting average

      He is 116-7 for a 94.3% success rate on endorsements thus far this season.

      But certain HHR posters will say since he endorsed people that would have won with or without his endorsement, it really doesn’t count…and what about the people he did not endorse and wanted to lose yet they still won like Kemp?

      Factor that all in and Trump’s REAL endorsement success rate is like 10% so clearly he is a drag on the GOP for the midterms.

      https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2022/06/trumps-943-batting-average.html

    613. jason says:

      No one here is more pro-Ukraine here than I am.

      McMullin can take his cheap shots at Mike Lee and GFH.

      “UTAH (ABC4) – Utah Senator Mike Lee made a statement following Wednesday’s virtual address to Congress by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

      He believes every member of Congress across the aisle “had their heartstrings pulled” as Zelenskyy described his country’s ongoing war crisis.

      “As he made plea after plea, each time couched in American symbol, he channeled his inner Martin Luther King by asking us to hear the words ‘I have a dream’ when he asked us, ‘I need your help,’ says Lee.

      Lee continues, praising Zelenskyy’s words by saying they channeled “images of Mount Rushmore, America’s founding and the patriotism that we have in this country to defend our homeland.”

      Lee says every member who was present felt the desire to see Ukrainians live in freedom.”

    614. jason says:

      Over the objection of three justices, the Court restored a federal appeals court ruling that said disqualifying ballots received on time but lacking a handwritten date on the return envelope would violate federal voting rights.”

      Shameful.

      Translation: LET EVERY ILLEGAL VOTE COUNT.

    615. jason says:

      He is 116-7 for a 94.3% success rate on endorsements thus far this season.”

      I am sure the TDS sufferers will be triggered by this and start trying to “qualify” the facts.

    616. Tgca says:

      631

      I already qualified it for them.

      Trump is really only at 10% success rate once you take out those who would win with or without his endorsement and those he did not endorse and wanted to lose but won anyway.

      FACT!

    617. Tgca says:

      FINALLY!

      Something I agree with Biden on despite what the right claims in its reporting:

      Joe Biden Misleadingly Says Inflation ‘Going Down’ if You Don’t Count Gas and Food

      …and rent, housing prices, healthcare, household durable goods, clothing, transportation equipment, pharmaceuticals, hygiene and household products, pet supplies, building materials, utilities, commodities, professional services, contractors, domestic labor, travel and entertainment, education, etc

      If you don’t count all these, then inflation is not really increasing that much so let’s be fair here.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/06/10/joe-biden-misleadingly-says-inflation-going-down-dont-count-gas-food/

    618. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      BREAKING:

      Chicago DA, Jesse Smollett-lover and Soros-buttgirl, Kim Foxx, is in big trouble tonight.
      Her husband filed a police report against her for domestic assault.
      I bet she’ll escape prosecution.

    619. Tina says:

      Rumor:

      Trump to endorse Tudor Dixon for Mi Governor.

    620. Tina says:

      Disclose.tv
      @disclosetv
      · 6h
      NOW – Biden: “This is the MAGA gang… they have a fundamentally different view of the role of government and who should pay what.”

    621. Gordon Allen says:

      Is there a law of physics or nature that says Republicans can’t ballot harvest also??

    622. Bitterlaw says:

      629 I am more Pro-Ukraine than jason. Tina called me a warmonger first.

    623. NYCmike says:

      #626 – more proof that Roberts is a “conservative”…….W T F are Kavanaugh and ACB thinking about??

    624. NYCmike says:

      “Is there a law of physics or nature that says Republicans can’t ballot harvest also??”

      -It’s more likely a hesitation to do so based in morality and what is right.

    625. Bitterlaw says:

      Roberts is a conservative. Sometimes, he votes with libs. The real world is complex.

    626. Tina says:

      “Sometime.”

      Lol

    627. Tgca says:

      Trump’s endorsement success rate is greater than Robert’s conservative voting rate on SCOTUS, especially on the issues that REALLY matter to conservatives.

    628. Tina says:

      Trump just endorsed Katie Britt.

    629. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      A huge energy development.

      Traditional renewables like solar and wind have been a huge disappointment. They only work part-time, and produce a low amount of energy.

      As a consequence, the Europe and Asia are again focused on natural gas, with the expectation that hydrogen will eventually supplant it, and will use existing natural gas infrastructure. Here is a big step in that direction:

      “Researchers at the University of Stavinger in Norway say they’ve beaten everyone to the punch, claiming that they’ve had a 100 percent hydrogen-burning gas turbine running since mid-May this year. The university runs its own micro gas power plant, and its gas turbine produces heat, electricity and hot water for hydronic heating.

      “We have set a world record in hydrogen combustion in micro gas turbines. No one has been able to produce at this level before,” says Professor Mohsen Assadi, leader of the research team. “The efficiency of running the gas turbine with hydrogen will be somewhat less. The big gain though, is to be able to utilize the infrastructure that already exists.” The team’s research not only focused on tuning the combustion chamber for hydrogen, but on adapting the fuel system and the existing natural gas infrastructure to handle this very different gas.”

    630. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      638.I am more Pro-Ukraine than jason. Tina called me a warmonger first.

      Yes, but I post more about the Ukraine, which irritates certain posters — which just encourages me to post more.

    631. Bitterlaw says:

      SDC – Here is a serious question. I know that using hydrogen as fuel supposedly only produces water as a byproduct. If used on a massive scale as a fuel source, that would produce a lot of water. That could be a good thing in areas that need water. However, would the sudden increase in water in the world upset a natural balance with potentially negative consequences?

    632. Gordon Allen says:

      #640:The difference between the parties is now existential. Leo Durocher’s line about nice guys( parties) finish last( second) applies.
      If the enemy brings tanks to the fight,bringing pistols isn’t going to work.
      Like the Civil War,winning is the only means to justice and freedom now.
      We have to win

    633. EML says:

      Brutal poll for Minnesota Governor Tim Walz yesterday. 42-40 over former state Senator Scott Jensen. Let’s see where the pundits have this race rated.

      RCP – Tossup
      Sabato’s Crystal Ball – Lean D
      Cook Political Report – Likely D
      Inside Elections – Safe D

      Ok, then. Clowns.

    634. jason says:

      “Is there a law of physics or nature that says Republicans can’t ballot harvest also??””

      Actually, yes.

      It is not the ballot harvesting law per se that is the problem. The problem is that it opens the door to fraud, so then the question is do Rs want to engage in fraud as much as Dems. Same with VBM.

      Let’s say there is a nursing home. You could ballot harvest legally and ethically by providing ballots and filling them out according to the stated wishes of the respondents. Or you could, like Dems have been doing, just filling out the ballots for Dem candidates and turning them in to a drop box. In NV, the signatures don’t even have to match.

      In Atlanta, Philadelphia, Milwaukee etc. partisan Dems are running the show and there is no accountability. R observers are not even allowed. Partisan election judges ensure there is no risk to the cheaters.

      So the theory of “we should steal like they do” is not that easy to implement even if Rs wanted to go that way.

    635. Gordon Allen says:

      If the other side puts 12 or13 players on the football field,and the refs allow it,are we condemned to follow the rules and only field 11?
      If so,let’s surrender now and accept Marxist rule.
      We Have to level the playing field somehow

    636. jason says:

      Neville Allen proposes that the election system become a free for all where each side steals as many votes as possible?

      Well, in that case, Rs will still lose, because the Dems control more inner cities where there are more concentrations of voters and more opportunities to steal.

    637. jason says:

      Here in Bittersville, Rs could probably steal some votes. Dems get about 25% on average, maybe Rs can reduce it to 20% without looking suspicious. That would translate, hmmm, maybe to 8 votes.

      Meanwhile, over in Philly, 50,000 illegally cast ballots were counted.

    638. jason says:

      President Biden: “Today’s inflation report confirms what Americans already know. Putin’s price hike is hitting American hard.”

      Putin is hiking prices here in America, the bastard.

    639. jason says:

      Young Sheldon 1 Kangaroo Committee 0

      “Just 3.24 million people watched the network’s “Capitol Assault Hearings” coverage Thursday night, according to the TV Ratings Guide. Exactly one week prior, 3.86 million people tuned in to CBS to watch a Young Sheldon rerun, meaning an old episode of the coming-of-age sitcom garnered roughly 600,000 more viewers than the inaugural hearing.

      That gap is even more pronounced for new Young Sheldon episodes. More than seven million people, for example, watched the show’s season five finale, titled “A Clogged Pore, a Little Spanish, and the Future,” during CBS’s 8 p.m. slot on Thursday, May 19. Three weeks earlier, 6.9 million people watched a new episode titled, “Uncle Sheldon and a Hormonal Firecracker.”

    640. jason says:

      Trump was not only a good President, he was prescient…

      In 2020 on the campaign trail”

      “It’s an incredible thing that’s happened over the last few years, a lot of great things, and you’re paying, what, $2 a gallon for your gasoline? That’s okay,” he said. “You know what that’s like? That’s like a tax cut,” he pointed out. “That’s bigger than a tax cut. If Biden got in, you’d be paying $7, $8, $9. Then they’d say, ‘Get rid of your car.’”

    641. mnw says:

      The clearest evidence of 2020 vote fraud I’ve seen was in Milwaukee nursing homes. The state senate authorized an independent investigative report by a retired state supreme court justice.

      The retired judge filed an INTERIM report with the senate concerning obvious fraud at these venues. The nursing home residents voted at a 90%+ rate– likely higher than the turnout rate among the faculty at the Univ of Wisconsin School of Law.

      After the interim report, the DEMs found a way to terminate further investigation of suspected vote fraud, by cutting off the funding. DEMs are so thrifty, doncha know? Always on the lookout for ways to save even minuscule amounts of tax dollars.

      The worst part of this is that persons unknown REQUESTED ballots on behalf of these nursing home residents. If you’ve ever been in a high skilled residential NH, then you know the residents couldn’t have initiated all those requests.

    642. jason says:

      And remember, Biden “won” WI by 20k votes, after losing the election night tally by 100k.

    643. jason says:

      “Biden calls on Congress to pass legislation cutting shipping costs to lower the price of goods”

      LOL

    644. jason says:

      Someone should tell Biden fuel costs are one of the key determinants of shipping costs.

    645. NYCmike says:

      “If so,let’s surrender now and accept Marxist rule.”

      -jason already said he will give up voting, so 1 white flag is already flying high.

    646. NYCmike says:

      Roberts, Kavanaugh and ACB, along with 3 others, say rules don’t matter when it comes to voting, so ballot harvesting is just another method, I guess.

      “Conservative” position./

    647. jason says:

      Roberts is a conservative. He votes for the conservative position on the vast majority of cases. Sometimes (rarely) he doesn’t vote the conservative position.

      As Bitter says, life is complex.

    648. jason says:

      -jason already said he will give up voting, so 1 white flag is already flying high.”

      I won’t take part in a corrupt and dishonest electoral system as presently in place in PA, where your vote either doesn’t count or it counts less than illegal votes.

      Maybe that means I have given up voting, maybe not. Heck, I could move to FL or TX. Or a miracle could happen and PA will reform its voting laws.

      Hope springs eternal.

    649. jason says:

      “Conservative” position.”

      Chuck Schumer’s lapdog toady talking about “conservative positions”.

      I love it here.

    650. jason says:

      Trump and DeSantis tied for the R nomination at Predictit.

      Neville Allen will be so excited he will sign up for another magazine and buy a new video game.

      https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7053/Who-will-win-the-2024-Republican-presidential-nomination

    651. jason says:

      A pessimistic view by the WAPO on the war in Ukraine, lest anyone think the Ukrainians are “winning”.

      https://hotair.com/headlines/2022/06/11/ukraine-running-out-of-ammo-as-prospects-dim-on-the-battlefield-n475537

    652. jason says:

      PA Dem Rep goes full Nazi…

      Despite being an advocate of “civility,” “decency,” and “unity” in the past, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) has apparently apparently been so radicalized by her caucus that she now says the Republican Party is “diseased” and must be “cleansed.”

      “This is, in my opinion, a diseased Republican Party. And it needs to be cured and cleansed,” Houlahan said on the Daily Beast‘s The New Abnormal podcast last month. “So the stakes of having a Republican, as an example, in my seat are more than just policy differences. They are democracy, in my opinion.”

      The GOP is “diseased” and must be “cleansed?” Where have you heard such rhetoric before? It bears a shocking resemblance to the rhetoric of the Nazi Party.

      Activists often make comparisons of their political enemies to Nazis, but in this case, this is not hyperbole.

      Here’s what the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum says about the Nazi’s racial science:

      From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of individuals viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.”

      I am sure it is all OK with Bitter’s friends and neighbors in Radnor.

    653. NYCmike says:

      “Sometimes (rarely) he doesn’t vote the conservative position.”

      -He isn’t supposed to be “conservative” or “liberal”.

      When there are rules written out, like in the PA voting instructions, a signature is needed…….up until Roberts, Kav and ACB sided with the other 3 who believe their opinion is more important than the written rules.

      How do you defend that?

    654. jason says:

      How do you defend that?”

      I said I thought it was wrong.

      But the point is that it doesn’t make Roberts, ACB or Kavanaugh liberals and I am ok with the fact I am not going to agree with every decision.

    655. NYCmike says:

      “How do you defend that?”

      Why defend a blatantly wrong decision? Just call it out, A-Hole. Don’t be a hack.

      It’s one thing to find middle ground as a politician, that is often necessary.

      But for a judge……come on, man! If it’s written in black and white, call it like it is! If the legislature wants to change it, let them change it.

    656. jason says:

      Associated Press issues correction to note that radio host they interviewed this week died in 2020″

    657. jason says:

      Why defend a blatantly wrong decision?”

      Hey moron, who defended it?

      This isn’t clear enough for your tiny brain?

      “jason says:
      June 10, 2022 at 6:53 pm

      Over the objection of three justices, the Court restored a federal appeals court ruling that said disqualifying ballots received on time but lacking a handwritten date on the return envelope would violate federal voting rights.”

      Shameful.

      Translation: LET EVERY ILLEGAL VOTE COUNT.”

      GFY

    658. Tgca says:

      I think the issue with Robert’s is not whether he is a conservative but whether he is a COWARD.

      He appears to be voting based on concerns how he and the court will be judged on some of the more critical decisions over the merit of the cases His poor leadership as Chief Justice has done more damage to the reputation of the court than any Chief Justice in recent history.

      If Kavanaugh and ACB also start voting in a manner to appease outsiders, they should resign because I believe any justice that lets outside pressure influence their votes are not fit to be justices.

    659. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason: I’ll be excited when in March 2024 Trump,after losing the GOP primary in Florida to DeSantis, drops out and endorses the latter as the nominee.
      I’m not sure Trump will enter the race,or stay in it,if he thinks he could lose.
      He was a fine President, and in a second term possibly becoming a great one,but he is not the best candidate in 2024.

    660. Bitterlaw says:

      I finally finished planting flowers. Whenever I go to buy flowers and plants, I can almost hear them begging, “Don’t pick me.” I only have success with tomatoes. So far, the zucchini and sweet potatoes are surviving. The irony is that I don’t eat these vegetables.

    661. Tgca says:

      Biden in denial over inflation and supply chain shortages that worsened significantly on his watch.

      It is now reported there is a tampon shortage.

      Biden admin digs in and won’t address the shortages.

      Let ‘em Bleed!

      https://www.axios.com/2022/06/11/tampon-menstrual-pad-shortage-june-2022

    662. Robbie says:

      Yesterday around 4 PM, a new Alabama Senate runoff poll was released.

      Katie Britt 55
      Mo Brooks 36

      Six hours later:

      Manu Raju
      @mkraju
      In major reversal, Trump backs Katie Britt in #alsen, aligning himself with Sen. Shelby and effectively joining McConnell allies in opposing Mo Brooks. Trump claims Brooks has gone soft on “stolen” election, even though Brooks led the charge on J6.

      Somehow, though, Jason fraud and the other Trump worshippers will claim Trump’s endorsement was the reason she won.

    663. Tgca says:

      675

      I doubt Trump would lose a primary to DeSantis at this stage. When push comes to shove and you’re in election season and Trump is out on the road campaigning drawing UUUUGE crowds, reminding voters of all his successes, I doubt DeSantis will match his enthusiasm.

      If it came down to it, I would vote for Trump over DeSantis in a primary and most Trump supporters I know would also. Trump has a proven record as POTUS, DeSantis does not.

      Trump has a big following with working class and minorities compared to any other Republican, DeSantis has not proven that yet.

      Remember, DeSantis will have to win a 2nd term 1st, as he barely eked out a win in 2018, winning by less than 1/2 %.

      I’m still thinking Trump won’t run because I don’t think he really wants to do the say to day job, and by not running, he gets to play Kingmaker for years to come as opposed to someone who might win but have less than 2 years to stay relevant in a 2nd term.

    664. jason says:

      ,but he is not the best candidate in 2024.”

      Do you actually have any basis for that statement, or did you pull it out of one of your magazines? Or maybe out of your ass, like most of your affirmations?

      For example, do you have a poll where DeSantis does better than Trump against Biden, Kamala, or any other Dem? No? Didn’t think so.

      Maybe a poll showing DeSantis with the same penetration as Trump with blue collar voters in the rust belt and other swing states? with Hispanics? with Blacks? No? Didn’t think so.

      How about a national poll where DeSantis beats Trump head to head in preference for 2024? No? Didn’t think so.

      If you want to say Trump is not the best candidate, then show me the candidate who is.

      BTW, I don’t have a dog in this race. I doubt I will vote for either one in the GE, I certainly won’t vote in the PA primary. I like DeSantis a lot, he certainly is a better representative of the party for the future than Trump. I think he would be a great President. But to do that he has to win, and so far Trump does a lot better than he does against the Dems. Maybe that will change, Trump won’t improve with age and time and DeSantis with a strong win in FL has the opportunity to continue to build a record that will help him win the Presidency.

    665. jason says:

      If it came down to it, I would vote for Trump over DeSantis in a primary and most Trump supporters I know would also. Trump has a proven record as POTUS, DeSantis does not.”

      Exactly.

    666. jason says:

      Somehow, though, Jason fraud and the other Trump worshippers will claim Trump’s endorsement was the reason she won.”

      Nah, I will claim his dis-endorsement of Brooks is the reason he lost.

    667. jason says:

      Besides Amoral Scumbag as usual is barking up the wrong tree, I have tagged Brooks as a certified moron for years here.

      That being said, Trump’s endorsement of Britt ends any chance of a Brooks “comeback”, which was not likely but not out of the question either.

    668. jason says:

      Trump has a big following with working class and minorities compared to any other Republican, DeSantis has not proven that yet.”

      Bingo.

    669. jason says:

      Anyone who thinks I would be disappointed if Trump doesn’t run is wrong. If DeSantis has a clear shot at the nomination, especially if endorsed by Trump, I have no problem with it. He will be a strong candidate even if he doesn’t have the same strengths Trump has.

      However, I don’t support a war between the two, both will be damaged and the Dems will be the only winners. Not only damaged, it could doom DeSantis for a future run if the Trump base turns against him, which deprives Rs of their only real star besides Trump at the moment.

    670. jason says:

      I bet Amoral Scumbag will love the TN decision, where a “committee” decides who can run as a Republican.

      Brokered convention!

    671. Tina says:

      Mumbling Joe Biden: We’re Continuing to Working to Bring Down Food Prices and Gas Prices to Save Family’s Mother” (VIDEO)

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/06/mumbling-joe-biden-continuing-working-bring-food-prices-gas-prices-save-familys-mother-video/

    672. Gordon Allen says:

      DeSantis doesn’t have connection to working class??
      Who do you think is supporting him?? Suburban white wine drinking millennial women??
      God,is this site disappointing. That’s one of his core strengths.

    673. jason says:

      That’s one of his core strengths.”

      Sure doesn’t show in polls against the Dems.

      And no, nobody expects Bitter’s suburban wine drinking female friends to vote for DeSantis.

    674. jason says:

      Former DNC chair Howard Dean implied Biden hasn’t achieved enough of what he has promised. “We need to have specific examples of how we’re dealing with things; it can’t just be pie-in-the-sky and kumbaya,” he said.”

      Wow, pretty insightful considering he is a certified idiot.

    675. Skippy says:

      Trump is unfit to serve as President. Emotional intelligence of a 5 year old is not good enough.

      Whomever wins the non Trump lane wins the GOP nomination and the Presidency.

      Thank God.

    676. jason says:

      “Trump is unfit to serve as President. Emotional intelligence of a 5 year old is not good enough.

      Facts not in evidence, was a damm good President.

      I would bet he is a lot more mature than you are/

    677. jason says:

      Belmont Stakes on NBC.

      Place your bets.

    678. jason says:

      Skippy, also known as Always Wrong, is wrong about Trump too.

      Maybe he will pick Kathy Barnette to run against him.

    679. jason says:

      There is a horse called We the People.

      Not a long enough shot for me to bet but I like the name.

    680. jason says:

      I should ask Skippy who will win, that at least will eliminate one of the 8 horses.

    681. EML says:

      I very much prefer DeSantis in 2024. He is Trump without Twitter and sexual assault.

      I understand and appreciate what Trump did. He woke up a large segment of the population and showed them what the Left really stands for. The Left hates everything about America and everything about Western Civilization [I have an opinion on the source of that hatred, but that thesis can wait for another day]. Trump started this Great Awakening, but it’s time to move on.

      As one of those dastardly college-educated suburban whites, I did vote for Trump, but I wasn’t happy about it, and I understand why many in my demographic group didn’t vote for him. Many of my contemporaries aren’t opposed to his ideas and his message, they are opposed to the man and the delivery. And personally for me, I don’t want to go through another 4 years of Trump. It’s too much.

      I also want to respond to jason’s #680, where he asks questions about voting demographics. My reponse is that we already have some answers, based on 2021 and 2022 elections. Every indication (including this week in CA) is that the Hispanic vote is still trending GOP. We’ll know more on Tuesday with the TX-34 special. But moreover, we have VA and NJ, which both basically swung 12 points Republican in 2021. Glenn Youngkin won VA-Gov, Jack Ciattarelli came within 3 points of doing the same in NJ, and Republicans took control of the VA House.

      This was made possible because without Trump on the ballot: A) the rurals still came out in big numbers and B) the suburbs swung to the right. So in my opinion, Trump has locked in the rural vote; he has kicked started the rightward trend of Hispanics; and withou him on the ballot, suburbanites are more likely to vote R.

      If Trump decides to run in 2024, the nomination is his, no matter what. And with the state of the country, he has a 2-to-1 chance of winning (and he loves winning which is why I think he runs). If he can put his ego aside for the good of the country, DeSantis will easily be the nominee and has a 90-10 chance of being elected.

    682. Tgca says:

      698

      I think many in the country would NOW gladly take Trump back over the Dems with his obnoxiousness and pettiness.

      The question is not does one want to go through 4 more years of Trump but whether one wants to go through 4 more years of Biden and the Dems?

    683. Tgca says:

      Theven Hundwid Bishes!

      Theven Hundwid I thay.

    684. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Initially, agree it is critical that NATO gets new weaponry to Ukraine as soon as possible, because the war has bogged down into a grinding war of attrition. However I think Zelensky is correct in his comments below on how the Ukraine has resisted the Russians

      “In his nightly address, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukrainian military is gradually liberating the territory of Kherson Oblast. “Today a village of Tavriiske was added to the list of the liberated settlements. There is some progress in Zaporizhzhia region as well.” Zelensky also said the Russians have suffered heavy losses since Feb. 24. “Do you remember how Russia hoped to capture the entire Donbas by early May? It is now the 108th day of the war… Donbas is holding on. The losses suffered by the occupiers, including in this area, are extremely significant. In total, the Russian army today has about 32,000 dead souls. For what? What did it give you, Russia?”

    685. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzz Almost all of my female friends and neighbors are Republicans who voted for Trump. Sometimes they drink beer. Sometimes they drink wine. Sometimes they drink mixed drinks.

      Jason to pretend he knows my friends and neighbors better than I do in 3…2…1…

    686. Bitterlaw says:

      If Trump runs in 2024, DeSantis’ White House ambitions are over. 2028 is too far away for him to still be relevant unless he became a Senator.

      Outdated and inapplicable reference to Nixon in 1968 in 3…2…1…

    687. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Bitterlaw says:
      SDC – Here is a serious question. I know that using hydrogen as fuel supposedly only produces water as a byproduct. If used on a massive scale as a fuel source, that would produce a lot of water. That could be a good thing in areas that need water. However, would the sudden increase in water in the world upset a natural balance with potentially negative consequences?”

      I would think that the amount of H20 produced would not have more than a minimal impact on an area’s hydrologic cycle. But I work in contracts and permitting, and not geology. I will check with a close friend who is a chemistry professor who focuses on hydrogen and see what he says.

    688. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Hopefully they will deliver new weaponry before that. Biden was going to send a representative, but Hunter is unavailable:

      “Scholz, Macron, Draghi plan to meet Zelensky in Kyiv ahead of G7 summit. According to German news outlet Bild, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, together with French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, plan to arrive in Kyiv before the G7 summit scheduled for June 26-28.”

    689. EML says:

      Almost all of my female friends and neighbors are Republicans who voted for Trump
      ===========================
      Quite an accomplishment considering your precinct voted about 75% Biden. Maybe those stolen election accusations are actually true.

    690. jason says:

      This was made possible because without Trump on the ballot: A) the rurals still came out in big numbers and B) the suburbs swung to the right. So in my opinion, Trump has locked in the rural vote; he has kicked started the rightward trend of Hispanics; and withou him on the ballot, suburbanites are more likely to vote R.”

      Sorry, EML but that is a very simplistic analysis that misses the 800lb gorilla in the room.

      You are still hung up, like most of the GOP leadership, on a now fictional “rural-suburban” coalition that gave the GOP victories over the blue collar-urban-minority Dem coalition in the past.

      That coalition is dead. Look at the the numbers. College educated whites are 51-44 for Biden. College educated white women even worse. “Swinging right” in the suburbs is going to have a marginal benefit, it won’t win Presidential elections. That is because while there may be a persuadable segment of the suburbs available, the trend is against Rs because these voters are products of a far left educational system that is not going anywhere.

      If Rs want a winning coalition, it needs to include blue collar (including Hispanic and Black) and exurban voters, a more “working class” orientation.

      THAT is what Trump brought about and I am not yet convinced DeSantis brings to the table.

    691. Bitterlaw says:

      EML – What I said is true. You can believe it or call me a liar. It does not matter to me either way. I don’t hang out with the Dems. They are the only ones I know with country club memberships. The Republicans don’t.

      After my close loss (20 votes) for School Board and Township Commissioner, the Chairman of the Democrats told me if I switched parties he could get me elected to the Legislature and eventually Congress. I declined and focused my energy on coaching. I made the better choice,

    692. Tgca says:

      DeSantis has not yet shown he can build a coalition of loyal voters like blue collars and minorities that Trump brought in. No Republican has shown that yet.

      Expecting DeSantis can accomplish the same feat as Trump by bringing in these disaffected prior Dem voters is something to be hopeful about but it’s not the same as actually bringing them in.

      Sorry! But the reason many of these folks gravitated to Trump in the 1st place was not because of his politics but because of his personality and ability to fight for these folks. They believed in him and admired his ability to fight relentlessly, and that’s why he can draw enormous crowds of them.

      I’ve seen no evidence DeSantis can do that yet and win states like PA, MI, and WI where these voters gave Trump the edge.

    693. EML says:

      My favorite youtuber, and Tgca’s worst nightmare. 85 year old ex-Hollywood actor who eats absolutely garbage processed food everyday.

      https://youtu.be/wGqvdNwzevM

    694. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Biden RCP Job Approval average has fallen below 40%:

      Average 5/18 – 6/9
      Approve 39.4%
      Disapprove 54.9%
      -15.5

    695. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The big issue I have with Trump is his age – being president at age 80 is just too old. The benefit of DeSantis is that not only does he not carry Trump’s baggage, he also has the ability to serve eight years.

    696. Tgca says:

      EML

      I believe folks should eat as they wish as long as they don’t complain and shift blame about any health issues that arise from their diet.

      It’s a choice. Like smoking or drinking. You want to do it? Fine by me.

      I believe when you’re young one should wish to enjoy life to the fullest and be active and that is best achieved by a healthy diet in moderation.

      But once you get old, especially past 80, I believe you should eat whatever you wish even if it’s pizza and ice cream 3x daily.

      Why should folks tell you to eat healthy in your 80s and 90s? For WHAT? Take up drinking and smoking to then if it suits you.

    697. Tgca says:

      I have no problem with age as long as the person has their wits about them.

      Some people are very sharp and productive into their 80s. Clearly, that won’t apply to Biden.

      But again, DeSantis has yet to show he can win nationally and attract those disaffected voters that Trump did. Otherwise, I don’t see DeSantis carrying PA, MI, WI unless hens extremely lucky the Dems stay home or are not energized.

      …and I guarantee you DeSantis will be despised by the MSM and left just as much as Trump. He already is here in FL where Dems would rather vote for Hitler than him.

    698. Bitterlaw says:

      Trump did not prove he could win a Presidential election UNTIL he won a Presidential election. Why is DeSantis being held to a higher standard for 2024 than Trump was for 2016?

    699. jason says:

      Yep, that is an issue. But you can’t talk only about “baggage” when talking about Trump.

    700. jason says:

      Trump did not prove he could win a Presidential election UNTIL he won a Presidential election. Why is DeSantis being held to a higher standard for 2024 than Trump was for 2016?”

      Who is holding him to a higher standard?

      So far there is not one poll that shows he does better than Trump against the Dems. Not one poll that shows he makes the same inroads with blue collar voters in swing states.

    701. jason says:

      Special election in AK tonight.

      I am rooting for Sarah Palin.

      Not exactly a fan, but it will trigger Amoral Scumbag AND shake things up in Congress.

      Win-win.

    702. jason says:

      But again, DeSantis has yet to show he can win nationally and attract those disaffected voters that Trump did. Otherwise, I don’t see DeSantis carrying PA, MI, WI unless hens extremely lucky the Dems stay home or are not energized.”

      Funny how the DeSantis sycophants don’t want to deal with that little unpleasant problem.

    703. jason says:

      Bitter was here in 2020 telling us how his wine friends and neighbors were Trump hating Biden voters who didn’t care about paying more taxes because they “could afford it”.

      Now he is here telling us some of them drink beer?

      Zzzzzzzz…..

    704. jason says:

      wine sipping friends.

    705. jason says:

      Not to mention Lady Donna Dutchess.

    706. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      I am wary of people who smoke, and question their character since they engage in such a self-destructive behavior. To say they cannot stop because their “addicted” indicates to me a total lack of self-respect.

      Also, absolutely detest marijuana users, and want nothing to do with them. I flat out don’t trust them.

    707. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      722. Santa Claus lives in Finland. Palin is running against an illegal alien.

    708. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzz Find the original post. I made no reference to alcohol. I believe I said I knew people. I don’t recall describing them as friends and neighbors. The false allegation that you can’t drink wine and vote for Trump is only a few months old. I know suburban women who drink beer AND wine.

    709. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      An 80-year old might have their wits now, but gambling that it will last a full presidential term is another matter.

    710. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      A dismal showing by Democrats in the Alaska Special primary. Two Republicans lead the pack of 28 candidates with Palin in front with a 10% lead.(Santa Claus is running #6.)The top four will advance to the regular election in August.

      https://decisiondeskhq.com/election-results-alaska-us-house-at-large-special-top-four-primary/

    711. jason says:

      Sarah Palin GOP 32,371 29.77%
      Nick Begich GOP 20,994 19.31%
      Al Gross OTH 13,563 12.47%
      Mary Peltola DEM 8,101 7.45%
      Tara Sweeney GOP 5,712 5.25%
      Santa Claus OTH 4,864 4.47%
      Jeff Lowenfels OTH 4,195 3.86%

    712. jason says:

      Palin endorsed by Trump.

      That should trigger Amoral Scumbag.

    713. jason says:

      I predict Amoral Scumbag will be here talking about Palin for 2 years so he can ignore the fact Biden is President.

    714. jason says:

      Supposedly they will be accepting mail in ballots until June 21, so it is possible these numbers will change somewhat.

    715. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason,DeSantis hasn’t shown he can win disaffected voters nationally… because he hasn’t run nationally.DUH
      Do you ever think before you post.
      Until November 2016 Trump hadn’t proved he could win those states either; and wasn’t expected to.
      GEEZ

    716. jason says:

      ason,DeSantis hasn’t shown he can win disaffected voters nationally”

      I didn’t say anything about “disaffected”.

      Show me a poll where DeSantis does better than Trump against the Dems and/or does with blue collar voters needed to win in the rust belt.

      The comparison with Trump in 2016 is asinine.

    717. EML says:

      Trump knows how to lose a national election. DeSantis does not. The choice is clear. No more losers.

    718. jason says:

      DeSantis hasn’t shown he can win disaffected voters nationally… because he hasn’t run nationally.”

      So Neville Allen admits supporting a candidate who has yet to prove he can win against a candidate who has proven he can win?

      Also the claims here that DeSantis is “a younger Trump without the baggage” so far is pure BS.

      Until I see polls showing DeSantis as strong as Trump with the demographics needed to win I will call it BS.

      And btw, I hope that happens, as has been pointed out Trump will be 78 in 2024 and it would be great if the GOP had a viable alternative.

    719. jason says:

      Trump knows how to lose a national election. DeSantis does not.”

      Zzzzz….

      I can change that. Trump knows how to WIN a national election. DeSantis does not.

    720. jason says:

      DeSantis loses to Kamala Harris, just to give you the idea he is no Donald Trump.

      Hard to think of a weaker candidate for the Dems than Kamala Harris.

      “Former President Trump is leading President Biden in a hypothetical 2024 match-up, according to a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released exclusively to The Hill on Monday.

      If the 2024 presidential election were held right now, the poll finds Trump getting 47 percent support compared to 41 percent for Biden. Twelve percent of voters are undecided.

      Vice President Harris performs even worse in a hypothetical match-up with Trump. Forty-nine percent said they would choose Trump, while 38 percent said they would support Harris.

      Even if Trump and Biden choose not to run in 2024, Democrats may face some challenges. The Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey found Harris leading Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a current favorite for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, by a scant 2-point margin.

      In that scenario, Harris takes 40 percent support to DeSantis’s 38 percent support.”

    721. jason says:

      The choice is clear. No more losers.”

      “Harris takes 40 percent support to DeSantis’s 38 percent support.”

      Damm, EML dropped DeSantis in a hurry…..

    722. jason says:

      Who would be the best VP candidate for DeSantis, btw?

    723. EML says:

      Unfortunately, polls aren’t facts, and they have become increasingly unreliable over the past decade.

      But if you want to look at polls, there’s a Rasmussen one showing DeSantis beating Biden 46-35 and one from Redfield showing Trump tied with Harris and beating Biden by 1.

    724. EML says:

      Updates on the CA congressional primaries. Most of these are improvements for the GOP since last Wednesday. CA-22 has become 3.5 points better and CA-41 has become 4 points better, with Republicans now taking the lead there.

      CA-03 (Open – R)
      R – 53.5%
      D – 46.5%

      CA-09 (Harder – D)
      R – 49.6%
      D – 49.4%

      CA-13 (Open – D)
      D – 51.0%
      R – 49.0%

      CA-22 (Valadao – R)
      R – 56.4%
      D – 43.6%

      CA-27 (Garcia – R)
      R – 51.9%
      D – 48.1%

      CA-41 (Calvert – R)
      R – 52.2%
      D – 47.8%

      CA-45 (Steel – R)
      R – 58.3%
      D – 41.7%

      CA-47 (Porter – D)
      D – 50.6%
      R – 49.4%

      CA-49 (Levin – D)
      D – 52.3%
      R – 47.7%

    725. Tgca says:

      Folks pushing DeSantis for POTUS fail to ‘splain what his electoral route would be in 2024 without these loyal Trump voters who otherwise generally stay home or don’t vote for the GOP.

      If your strategy is simply to hope things don’t get better so voters vote against Biden and the Dems, that’s a poor strategy that could backfire.

      DeSantis will be just as much as a lightning rod on a national level as Trump. He is already viewed as a bigoted, religious right freak who wants to take away the rights of women, minorities, and the LGBTQIA2S+ here in Floreedah.

      It doesn’t matter what the facts are, that’s how he is being portrayed in Floreedah and if he gets the GOP nomination, that’s how he’ll be portrayed 24/7 by the MSM and libs.

      Like it or not, Trump energized and opened the tent wider for the GOP but I’m not sure those voters will embrace another GOP candidate because they distrust both sides.

    726. Tgca says:

      Floreedah is facing an extreme housing crisis, the worst in the US, that probably won’t impact the 2022 election but could significantly impact 2024. We are seeing tent cities and street homeless increase in areas around the state that did not previously exist to this level.

      This is happening on DeSantis’ watch as it did not exist prior to 2019 at this level. I think this is his greatest challenge. If this continues and people can’t afford housing, I don’t see how he can prosper in a 2nd term or run for national office when the MSM will show 24/7 families in the streets or living out of their cars.

      Floreedah income levels have nowhere kept up with the housing costs that have nearly doubled in some areas the last 2 years.

      Floreedah has always been a retirement and tourism state and those incomes can’t afford $3,000+ monthly rent for a 2 BR home when the median income is in the mid-$50K with areas in the state in the mid-$30K.

    727. EML says:

      these loyal Trump voters who otherwise generally stay home or don’t vote for the GOP.

      Like it or not, Trump energized and opened the tent wider for the GOP but I’m not sure those voters will embrace another GOP candidate because they distrust both sides.
      ================================
      That’s a bunch of BS nonsense. We have the evidence from elections in 2021 and 2022. Eg, rural voters still came out in big numbers in VA and NJ, despite Trump not being on the ballot. And the GOP has done far better with Trump not on the ballot than with Trump on the ballot. Factos.

    728. Tina says:

      You can assure yourself that those “pushing” Desantis today, will turn on him tomorrow (ie Jebot).

      Desantis is not vetted, whereas trump is vetted. (Investigated excessively). They will do the same to Desantis should be be the nominee, and won’t hesitate to use the corrupt fib and cia to assist.

    729. Bitterlaw says:

      So the new test is nobody should be nominated unless they already won a national campaign. Got it. That leaves Trump, Pence, Dick Cheney and Dan Quayle. After 2024? Probably no candidates.

    730. Tina says:

      An admission finally of something already known, even mute 43 admitted so when he was pranked by the Muh Russians.

      Points are 1 it was never Russian disinfo.

      2 hope we secured those sites. We don’t want any more “viruses escaping the lab” situations (like what happened with corona).

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/06/us-department-defense-finally-comes-clean-admits-public-document-46-us-funded-biolabs-ukraine/

    731. EML says:

      Floreedah is facing an extreme housing crisis, the worst in the US
      ===========================
      That is just not at all factual. California is easily the worst, and there are a number of states just as bad off or worse than Florida (Arizona, Colorado, Washington, North Carolina, Virginia). The only place where the government is taking heat for it is Dems in California, because their housing crisis has led to rampant homelessness, which is not the case everywhere else.

    732. EML says:

      The governor of the 3rd largest state hasn’t been properly vetted? That’s a new one.

    733. Tina says:

      Not on a national ticket. And you know it.

    734. EML says:

      Looks like California Republicans screwed themselves out of a state Senate seat. In CA’s 4th state senate district (which Trump won by 5.3%), 2 Democrats ran against 6 Republicans. The Democrats finished 2 top with a total of 41% of the vote while the 6 Republicans split the other 59% with the top one getting 16.8%.

    735. Tina says:

      I was trying to open someth8ng from thr Ny post.

      Biden at 33% approval? Tribune poll?

      Look for the Russian hoaxer to be here today.

    736. EML says:

      And in Trump’s vetting, it came out that he likes grabbing women by the pu**y. What do you think could possibly be in DeSantis’ closet that is worse than that?

    737. Tina says:

      Biden to Jimmy Pimple:

      We have the fastest growing economy in the world.

      So, “fast” it was -1.4 in the first quarter.

    738. Tina says:

      Yeah, and part of his vetting was the Russian hoax that a lot of Hhr folks fell for apparently,

      It’s not what is in it, it is what is invented. Desantis lacks charisma.

      Don’t get me wrong, I will be pleased if he is the nominee and will vote for him.

    739. Tina says:

      I also do t think Trump is running. I think it’s the age thing,

      Just hope the next r nominee is not an amnesty and Chamber of Chinese Xommerce shill.

    740. Tina says:

      Biden throws Zelinskyy under the bus.

      Biden: Zelensky didn’t want to hear US info on warnings of Russian invasion https://trib.al/3htChcJ

    741. Tgca says:

      745

      The recent wins locally are because of people upset with the current administration and economy so it’s expected they make gains but that is not the same as building a loyal base.

      Over 25 seats were lost by the GOP in 1982 after Reagan’s big win in 1980 because the economy was not doing well at all. That is exactly what we’re seeing now, including what happened to Clinton in 1994 and Obama in 2010 when they lost over 50 seats each.

      All three of these presidents went on to win a 2nd term too despite the bad economy in their 1st 2 years and losing so many House seats.

      I’m not saying that will happen in 2024 but your overconfidence of DeSantis risks an unexpected surprise for the GOP in 2024 if the GOP party is splintered over its nominee.

    742. Tgca says:

      754

      Biden also was credibly accused of grabbing a woman by her p*ssy.

      GWB was exposed for driving drunk.

      How quickly we forget.

      The public does not care about these in times of crisis.

    743. EML says:

      Desantis lacks charisma.
      ==========================
      More BS. Except if you think “charisma” means lying and saying stupid things on Twitter. DeSantis has charisma in spades. He fought the Dems on mask mandates and won (this is a huge reason why he is so popular). And then we have the so-called don’t say gay bill and subsequent going after Disney’s special tax status.

      Just like Trump, DeSantis goes after Dems. Hard. But he does it in a more effective and less offensive way. And he wins.

    744. Tgca says:

      747

      I think someone who claims all their neighbors are Trump voters in a community that voted for Biden in a landslide should sit back and reflect on their political insight before commenting.

    745. EML says:

      The public does not care about these in times of crisis.
      ===============================
      Thanks for agreeing with me that it doesn’t matter that DeSantis has not been vetted for a national campaign.

    746. Tina says:

      Less offensive way,

      Bs.

    747. Tina says:

      If you don’t count food and gas, inflation has gone down.

      -Putzaki

    748. Tgca says:

      Winning in Floreedah dominated by a GOP legislature is not the same as winning at the national level. It’s easy to have success when you got everyone on your side to pass legislation you want.

      You still fail to address what the electoral route will be for DeSantis to win in 2024 other than hoping “things stay bad with Biden” if there is a splintered GOP primary.

      The vast majority of DeSantis voters are Trump loyalists but not vice-versa.

      DeSantis is a MAGA baby and without Trump, doubtful he would be Gubbernor. He won by less than half a point or 33,000 votes.

      DeSantis has a long way to go before he can take over the mantle from Trump.

    749. Tgca says:

      EML should come to Floreedah and see what the MSM and libs think of him.

      He’s Trump Jr here. That will soon resonate across the US if he were the GOP nominee. Not fair but it’s the way it is when you’re a MAGA baby.

      DeSantis gets condescending and combative in public when challenged and that works for him here in Floreedah because we like humiliating the STOOPID people but it may be seen differently nationally.

    750. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Catch the panel of (so-called) experts on today’s FOX News Sunday:

      Panel: Josh Kraushaar, Mara Liasson, Juan Williams and Karl Rove (THIS is Baier’s idea of fair and balanced? Shameful!).

      As I have repeatedly said, FOX News would be better served if Neal Cavuto and Brett Baier would join their brother-in-arms, Chris Wallace, at CNN.

      Do any of you remember the clownish Chris Steirwalt at FOX News? He called the very close 2020 Arizona Presidential race at FOX just minutes after the polls closed.

      This week, he will be a live panel witness at the J6 Show Trial. So I guess at least part of the Show Trial will be FOX News bashing! Pathetic!

    751. Tgca says:

      All that being said, I’m not yet convinced Trump wants to run in 2024, unless he believes it’s a slam dunk win, and risk losing when he can still be the GOP kingmaker and forever hold onto having an election stolen from him. If he lost in 2024, that would all go away.

      I think Trump likes the “big picture” delegation of duties and attending rallies but not the day-to-day work of the POTUS.

    752. EML says:

      DeSantis is a MAGA baby and without Trump, doubtful he would be Gubbernor. He won by less than half a point or 33,000 votes.
      ===============================
      Jason likes to talk about TDS (and rightly so) but some of you suffer from the opposite. Your cult-like devotion to Trump makes you say some very stupid things.

      The reason DeSantis won by “only” 33,000 votes was BECAUSE of Trump. If Hillary had won in 2016, DeSantis would’ve won Florida in 2018 by a landslide, like he will this year. Trump was a drag on all Republican candidates in 2018.

    753. EML says:

      The current ex-President Donald Trump would never endorse the candidate Donald Trump, because he is a proven loser (just like Hillary). Hopefully Trump’s ego doesn’t get in the way and he steps aside for the good of the party and the country. Nobody wants to see an election between a 78 year old and an 82 year old.

    754. Tgca says:

      769

      I used to like Juan Williams for at least trying to be a reasonable Dem but ever since Obama became POTUS, he has turned into a victim or racial politics. It’s all about race for him now. Go back and look at him nearly 2 decades ago and now. Big change in how he framed his opinions.

    755. Tgca says:

      771

      What is your evidence that the relatively unknown DeSantis would have won Floreedah in a landslide in 2018?

      Please ‘splain how Trump won FL in 2016 by 4x what DeSantis did in 2018 and 14 times in 2020 but that somehow hurt DeSantis?

      This should be good.

    756. Tina says:

      Senate Rs agree to a gun bill.

      Let’s see how the senate Rs screw us.

    757. Tina says:

      It’s best to turn off the tee vee.

      Faux news is unwatchable. Look at Pawn Hannity.

      He wanted trump to pardon Hunter.

    758. Tgca says:

      Theven Theven Theven Thuckerssssssss!

      Theven Theven Theven I thay!

    759. jason says:

      DeSantis only won by 33k because Trump hrld him back?? LOL…EML is smoking somw good sh-t..Trump won FL by hundreds of thousands in 2020…the only reason DeSantis barely beat a communist was that he ran close to Trump..talk about TDs…

    760. EML says:

      What is your evidence that the relatively unknown DeSantis would have won Floreedah in a landslide in 2018?

      Please ‘splain how Trump won FL in 2016 by 4x what DeSantis did in 2018 and 14 times in 2020 but that somehow hurt DeSantis?

      This should be good.
      =============================
      It’s basic knowledge about how elections work in this country. Do you lack this basic knowledge? When things are going badly in the White House, which they were for Trump in 2018 and are now for Biden in 2022, the party takes a hit in the midterm elections. If Hillary had won in 2016, no doubt she would have f***ed up and 2018 would’ve been a great year for Republicans.

      In 2018, people who absolutely hated Trump were chomping at the bit to get out and vote against any Republican anywhere. Midterm turnout is typically lower than presidential years, so the people who were really fired up were the ones who came out and gave Republicans a beating.

      You also can’t look past the fact that while Trump lost in 2020, down ballot Republicans fared pretty well. Almost across the board, down ballot Republicans outperformed Trump. There is a large bloc of middle of the road voters who aren’t opposed to Republican ideas, but absolutely can’t stand Trump and his Twitter and pu**y grabbing and would never vote for him but would vote for other Republicans.

    761. Bitterlaw says:

      DeSantis is condescending and combative? As opposed to the meek and polite Trump?

    762. EML says:

      Rick Scott won by less than 10,000 votes in 2018. His race was even closer than DeSantis’. If you don’t understand that Trump dragged down every Republican in the 2018 midterms, I don’t know what to tell you.

    763. Tgca says:

      779

      So EML admits that because Regan was doing a bad job back in his 1st 2 years as POTUS, the GOP lost 26 House seats and 9 Gubbernorships because that’s basic knowledge of how elections work in this country. If there are big losses, it must mean because of the WH alone.

    764. jason says:

      Eml is still rehashing hillary talking poi about the hollywood tapes?…jesus i didnt even vote for trjmp in 2016 and i immediately tagged that as the biggest nothinburger fzke scandal of the campaign..two guys having a private conversation on chaskng p-ssy…thats all ypu have?…
      Trjmp won FL by what..10 times the Desantis margin but he held Desantis bsck? Ridiculous

    765. jason says:

      TDS is really a horrible disease that makes people say really stupid things

    766. Tgca says:

      You do realize as a 2nd term Gubbernor, Rick Scott won only by 55,000 votes or barely 1%, riiiiiiight?

      You would expect a popular Gubbernor to win by much more than that in both his re-election and senate campaign.

      I was surprised Scott won his senate race because he was a lackluster candidate.

      But a win is a win so I won’t complain.

    767. EML says:

      While Trump won Florida by 3.4 points in 2020, Republican congressional candidates beat Democratic ones by more than 5 points. Generic Republicans did 50% better than Trump.

    768. Tgca says:

      783

      Like 11.27 times. Let’s be precise here.

      I went back and checked the numbers and did the math.

    769. EML says:

      Like 11.27 times. Let’s be precise here.
      ==============================
      There’s statistics, statistics, and d*mned lies. Let’s be honest, there’s a reason why you and jason are cherry-picking this data and framing it this way. Saying Trump’s margin was 11 times greater than DeSantis’ sounds much more impressive than saying DeSantis won by 0.4% and Trump won by 3.4%. It’s a difference, but it’s not the difference that you are making it out to be. Trump did 3 points better in 2020 than DeSantis did in 2018. Again, because there are different electorates in midterm vs presidential years.

    770. Tgca says:

      So EML’ position is if politicians lose while their party holds the WH, it must be because their POTUS is doing a bad job.

      It has nothing to do with historical trends in folks less likely to turn out or vote for the current party in power in the WH.

      So again, EML agrees Reagan was a dismal failure his 1st two years as POTUS because of losing 26 GOP House seats and 9 GOP gubbernorships.

      What a UUUUGE failure ReGan was I tell ya. How did he ever get re-elected?

    771. Tgca says:

      Ok. EML has a point. Stats are misleading depending how you choose the data.

      We won’t use percentages on vote tallies.

      Let’s use stats on percentage point win instead.

      3.4% is 8.5 times greater than .4%.

      You feel better now?

      Trump only did 8.5 times better than DeSantis as opposed to 10% or 11.27%.

      By the way, 3.4% win in FL with its split demographics is a healthy win by any standards.

    772. Tgca says:

      EML at odds with himself.

      Trump was not on ticket in 2018 and DeSantis barely won so it’s Trump’s fault because POTUS election years are different.

      Well, does that mean if Trump was on ticket in 2018, DeSantis would have won by a much larger margin due to Trump’s coattails and the MAGA baby voters?

    773. EML says:

      Again, let me reiterate my opinions, because I don’t think I’m saying anything too controversial, but y’all just like to argue over mundane things for no reason.

      1. If Trump runs in 2024, he wins the nomination.
      2. If Trump chooses not to win, it’s DeSantis’ for the taking.
      3. I think enough people in PA, WI, AZ, GA, MI, etc have buyers remorse that Trump stands a good chance at winning in 2024.
      4. I think DeSantis has an even better chance than Trump of winning in 2024.
      5. However, the fact remains that there is a sizeable bloc of swing voters who hate Trump the man and his Twitter and won’t vote for him for any reason.
      6. DeSantis is something of a hero because his anti-mask covid response proved far superior to Democratic states forced mask wearing. Trump doesn’t have this and it’s a huge selling point for DeSantis.
      7. I believe that Trump woke up a lot of people. Hispanics, black men, white working class, etc.
      8. I do not believe the theory that these groups will ONLY vote for Trump and no other R. Republicans down ballot overperformance in 2020 and elections so far in 2021 and 2022 have already disproven this theory. Trump has moved large groups of people from D to R permanently.

    774. jason says:

      Hilarious that EML is trying to make me into some kind of Trump groupie. I didnt vote for him in 2016 and few people here hsve been as critical of him as I have on a number of major issues.

      But i dont have TDS and i can look at it objectively. To say DeSantis was somehow hurt by Trump in 2018 when in reality he ran as close to Trump as possible defies all logic and fact. Desantis won because of Trump. I bet he would acknowledge that in a heartbeat.

      The fact is Trump is way more popular among Rs and the general public than DeSantis. No revision of history changrs that.

    775. jason says:

      I dont disagree with some od Emls points above..some are fair. I agree with 1 and 2 and 3. 4 remains to be seen. 5 is true. 6 and 7 are ok. I ghink 8 is very iffy. These people followed Trump not the R party. Whether desantis can inherit them is a msjor question.

    776. Tgca says:

      794

      Eggs-ackwee!

      DeSantis was a MAGA baby who latched on to Trump like a baby duckling to its mama.

      DeSantis had little name-recognition in FL as a 2-term CongressCritter before Trump. He spent his time in Congress after Trump was elected defending Trump and fighting against Mueller and the Russian hoax. So he was a total Trump sycophant.

      It was smart politics for him otherwise, he would not have been elected FL Gubbernor.

    777. EML says:

      The fact is Trump is way more popular among Rs and the general public than DeSantis. No revision of history changrs that.
      ===============================
      Florida is close to a 50/50 state and DeSantis’ approval rating is a few points better than Trump’s.

    778. Tgca says:

      Speaking of ducklings. I saved a duckling the other day from an evil drake trying to force its mother to mate.

      One little duckling got too close to the water and the drake snatched it up and started to drown it which is typical behavior of drakes wanting to mate.

      I yelled at it in my most manly booming fiercest voice and startled the drake away.

      GIRLFRIEND! Put that baby down and don’t come round here no moe if you know what’s good for you BISH!!!

      The poor little duckling was so frightened and screeched a horrendous sound when it was snatched up.

      My heart sank to watch such a cute little thing be attacked.

    779. jason says:

      Wow ..DeSantis is a few more points more poular than Trump in the state he ?is governor.

      Impressive!

    780. EML says:

      I ghink 8 is very iffy. These people followed Trump not the R party. Whether desantis can inherit them is a msjor question.
      ==================================
      If you have any actual evidence, I’m all ears. I’ve presented my evidence. Eg, Glenn Youngkin won the Hispanic vote in VA in 2021. Youngkin still won big margins with white working class voters. And Youngkin was able to swing a number of suburbanites who would never vote for Trump. Keep in mind that this was before the stock market crash and the out of control inflation, when Biden’s approval ratings were somewhat respectable.

      Not a day goes by without an article about how the Democrats are losing the Hispanic vote. Trump kick started it, but it’s continuing without him. We’ll see what happens on Tuesday.

    781. Tgca says:

      795

      I disagree with number 8.

      These people came to the GOP to be loyal to Trump and not the GOP.

      I still don’t see what electoral strategy DeSantis has in 2024 if he can’t win PA, WI, or MI because it’s not likely he’ll win VA or NV to get him to 270.

      DeSantis would need to energize the blue collar workers and minorities to the level Trump did, and that is not evident in his current policies or focus.

    782. EML says:

      Glenn Youngkin won 60% of the blue collar vote in 2021 (in a state that is 21% black and has a higher than national average number of blue collar black workers), including winning 75% of blue collar women. And that’s with him putting a lot of focus on wealthy suburban issues (education, CRT, etc). The working class vote has migrated to the Republican party, and they are coming out to vote regardless of who the candidate it. Y’all have a lot of opinions, but not a lot in the way of evidence.

    783. Tgca says:

      One of the reasons Trump is popular with certain minority groups is the “machismo” factor. There is still a large portion of the male Latin population that identifies with the perception of strong men who won’t take any BS and will go on the attack., and that is viewed as admirable.

      That helped Arnold defeat a Latin in CA years ago and it helps Trump a lot too.

      You still see a good deal of that stereotype in FL.

      I’m not sure Latin men look at DeSantis as a tough rumble and tumble type of guy.

      DeSantis has very friendly political environment in FL but he has not been tested outside FL yet so we shall see

    784. Tgca says:

      802

      …and look at where Youngkin won too.

      He won mainly because of the BS with schools which was an enormous issue in VA. Had that not happened, it is not likely he would have won.

      TMac sealed his fate with voters when he basically debated that education is not the business of parents and they should just shut up and mind their business and let their kids be indoctrinated and sexually assaulted in schools.

      Look at the what drove that election.

      Christie ran on an agenda that got him elected in a lefty state too but then left office with the lowest ratings ever. The electorate did not change in NJ, the issues at hand did.

      Same with VA. Youngkin ran on a Trump agenda with the help of Trump surrogates.

    785. EML says:

      I just think that some people here are somewhat blind to Trump’s negatives. You’re acting like 2020 didn’t happen. But 2020 did happen. Trump lost. He is a Proven Loser. Factos.

      And it’s not just the losing, it’s the manner of losing. The topline economic numbers were great in 2020. Any other president presiding over that economy would’ve been a shoo-in to win. Trump still blew it. And he lost Arizona and Georgia, two states where even Willard beat Obama by 8 and 9 points, respectively.

    786. EML says:

      DeSantis has very friendly political environment in FL but he has not been tested outside FL yet so we shall see
      ==============================
      Trump was tested outside of FL, and he failed the test.

    787. EML says:

      …and look at where Youngkin won too.
      =================================
      I have! I’ve been posting about it all day! Do you not read anything I write?

      He turned the state around by 12 points when compared to Trump, all the while running against a not unpopular former governor, at a time when the economy had not yet tanked.

      He ran up big numbers with the working class. He won Hispanics. And he managed to swing some of the suburban vote. He performed extremely well with the Trump coalition + won over some of the suburbanites who were turned off by Trump. DeSantis has a much better chance of building this coalition than Trump does.

    788. Tgca says:

      EML is delusional with his TDS.

      Trump got the biggest vote by far of any GOP candidate in history in 2020. The differential from him and Biden was all CA and NY, where Trump won the rest of the country if you look strictly at raw votes.

      He lost the electoral college by about 40,000 votes due to fraud in a few states where he was leading until the wee hours of the morning when voting stopped.

      EML has become a Dem sycophant like Robbie.

      Shameful to see these Never Trumpers lose all sense of reason because their pyre hatred for Trump.

    789. Tgca says:

      807

      Youngkin and team won on one issue in VA.

      Parents don’t want their kids raped in school by trannies and have politicians and educators look away and tell them it’s not their business to be involved in what goes on in their schools.

      The Latin and AA communities do not embrace the LGBTQIA2S+ agenda and it’s 68+ genders and this was a step too far for many of them even if they overall support Dems.

      It was that simple!

      Youngkin ran as a Trump Republican and Trump’s team coordinated with him throughout the state to help him.

      VA is still a left of center state.

    790. Gordon Allen says:

      EML Florida has a very low percentage of whites in the population ; last I looked it was 57%. It has a high proportion of ” minority voters”,generally higher than in most presumed GOP states.
      In 2018 the Democrats outnumbered Republicans by 250,000 voters. Now it’s plus 130,000 GOP

    791. Tgca says:

      EML doesn’t understand the concept of cause and effect. One issue can turn an election but it does not mean it brings in loyal permanent voters.

      Next EML will say because Christie won in the Sewer State he was converting NJ to a GOP state.

      All those folks eventually turned against Christie and still vote lefty though they agreed with him on some items of importance they did not agree with Dems on at one point.

      Christie’s time in the Sewer State had no lasting impact. In fact, the electorate has moved further left in ideology since Murphy took over.

    792. Gordon Allen says:

      EML cont. In 3 years under DeSantis it has swung almost 400,000 to the good guys.
      He will get more than 50% of the Hispanic vote,and around 25 % of the Black vote. This is unheard of,and replicated elsewhere guarantees GOP victories.

    793. Tgca says:

      810

      Yep! FL has been gaining GOP voters for awhile but now I’m concerned about all the northeast transplants coming here. I see more and more NJ and NY plates on the road the last year. We also had a large contingent of people move here from PR after the hurricane and historically, PR vote democratic so we could see a shift in a few years. I hope not but we will see.

    794. EML says:

      Typical. Lose the argument, so start in with the ad hominem attacks. Pathetic. So sad. It’s ok to lose, tgca. Just ask Trump.

      I don’t have TDS. I’d climb over dead bodies to vote for Trump, no matter who the Democrat candidate is. But I’m also not brainwashed and indoctrinated into the cult of Trump. So unlike some posters here, I am aware of and willing to acknowledge that he has some really big negatives.

      Again, I am appreciative of what Trump has done for the party, waking people up, opening eyes, and pulling new voting blocs into the Republican Party.

      It’s just my opinion, based on my analysis of election data, that DeSantis has many of the positives of Trump without all the negatives and he gives Republicans a better chance of winning in 2024. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s 30 years younger than Trump.

    795. Gordon Allen says:

      This nostrum about not being tested elsewhere is ludicrous. NO ONE has ever been ” tested” outside their state unless they’ve previously run for President-obviously.
      Trump had never been tested even in his own state in 2015-2016 That is plain silly

    796. EML says:

      The latest poll of the FL-Gov race

      https://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/2022/UNF_PORL_Political_Press_Release_2-24-22.pdf

      DeSantis up by 21 and wins Latino voters by 22 points (Trump lost Latino voters in Florida by about 7).

    797. Tgca says:

      812

      In 2022, but don’t count on it for 2024. The people being hurt most by the FL housing crisis are Latinos and AA so we will see how DeSantis handles this, as it’s probably going to be the biggest issues for FL voters in the next couple of years if homelessness increases and we start becoming like CA.

      Fort Lauderdale and south Florida has done an enormous amount of building in the last 7 years but it’s mostly benefitting upper middle class and out of staters and not working class folks so I see this problem continuing with inflation and people moving here from other states, specifically the northeast.

    798. EML says:

      This nostrum about not being tested elsewhere is ludicrous. NO ONE has ever been ” tested” outside their state unless they’ve previously run for President-obviously.
      ===========================
      Agree, but when facts are not on your side, you have to not only move the goalposts, you have to create new ones. If you take this logic to its conclusion, then Willard and Sarah Palin are better candidates than DeSantis because they’ve been “tested”.

    799. Tgca says:

      Crist is a very poor FL candidate. He is a former GOP Gubbernor who is not widely trusted by the Dems so he does not energize them. I’m glad he’s running against DeSantis for two reasons:

      1st, he’s a former GOPer that most Dems are not loyal to or trust.

      2nd, he has a GOP record that makes it hard for him to seriously criticize DeSantis on without looking like a hypocrite.

    800. EML says:

      In 2022, but don’t count on it for 2024. The people being hurt most by the FL housing crisis are Latinos and AA so we will see how DeSantis handles this, as it’s probably going to be the biggest issues for FL voters in the next couple of years if homelessness increases and we start becoming like CA.
      ====================================
      You are on a quite a roll with posting inaccurate/false information.

      Florida is NOT on its way to becoming California with regards to the homeless population. Take a look at the graph here

      https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/homeless-population-by-state

      CA and NY are so far beyond everybody else it’s not even funny. Then taking population into account, Dem states like WA, MA, and OR are in far worse positions.

      On what planet will DeSantis take the brunt of culpability when Democrats control the federal government? The housing crisis, such as it is, will be squarely blamed on Biden’s economy.

      As well, Florida isn’t the only state in consideration here. The Republican nominee will need to win a number of other states that Trump lost, such as AZ, GA, WI, PA, MI, MN.

    801. Tgca says:

      818

      The argument is not simply about tested outside your state when you never ran nationally before but rather tested with demographics different than your politically friendly state in order to run successfully nationally.

      DeSantis has a very friendly political environment to get things done in FL with little pushback and does not need large followings of people to get things done.

      That’s a lot different than getting enough of the blue collar former Dem voters behind you in Dem states needed to win the electoral college.

      You continually ignore that and have not addressed the proven strategy that DeSantis has with these groups when it’s not even proven yet in his own state.

      Please tell us what policies and focus DeSantis has that appeals to these groups that will get him a win in Dem states he needs to get to 270.

      You keep avoiding that and just giving selected examples where candidates won because of Dem overreach.

    802. EML says:

      Crist is a very poor FL candidate.
      =========================
      I mean, he won 2.8 million votes and came within 1 point of beating Rick Scott in the good GOP year of 2014. He’s about the best Democrats can get. Who’s better? DWS? Val Demings? FL Dems are a bucket of losers. I don’t quite believe the 21 point winning margin just because there are a lot of hard left Northeast transplants in Broward and Palm Beach. But any kind of double digit win would be mighty impressive. When did that last happen in Florida? I’ll have to look it up.

    803. EML says:

      Oh God. Shouldn’t have brought it up. Jeb Bush. Here comes Robbie.

    804. EML says:

      The argument is not simply about tested outside your state when you never ran nationally before but rather tested with demographics different than your politically friendly state in order to run successfully nationally.
      ==================================
      There you go again. Spouting nonsense. Florida is not Wyoming or South Dakota. It is not “politically friendly” to Republican candidates. It is a 50/50 state where Republicans have managed (almost improbably) to squeak by with the smallest of margins in a number of recent elections. If DeSantis manages to win by double digits this year, that’s another check in his column. Proves that Florida voters aren’t blaming him for the housing crisis and validates his covid approach.

    805. Tgca says:

      820

      Maybe you need to come to FL and see what’s going on with housing and homelessness instead of linking to some site that aggregates and extrapolates data that is less current than real time events.

      I recently had ANOTHER person complain to me about how he and his wife are dealing with a $650 monthly rent increase they just got. They already live as far west as you can get without living in the swamps of the Everglades and commute over an hour a day for a service job. Between that and gas, they’re incurring over $1,000 more a month in the last year year and their earnings have not changed.

      That’s a problem!

      My point is expect FL to get a lot worse if this continues. Rents have gone up 30% alone this year in south FL and we do not have the same options you have in other large cities with suburbs because FL is all suburbs and if people can’t afford to live and commute in the suburbs, you will get increased homelessness and increased crime will soon follow.

    806. EML says:

      That’s a lot different than getting enough of the blue collar former Dem voters behind you in Dem states needed to win the electoral college.
      =============================
      Trump has already proven that he can’t get blue collar former Dems behind him. He lost PA, WI, and MI.

    807. mnw says:

      810 Gordon

      I profoundly disagree with your post 810.

      RE: FL demographics:

      If you want to make Latino voters hate your guts, then just lump them in as “people of color,” as if they were AAs, the way AOC & all the other race pimps do.

      Guess what? About half of Latino voters now identify as “white,” & that percentage has been INCREASING of late with assimilation.

      I’m old enough to remember when people talked about “the Catholic vote,” all the time, until it disappeared without a trace. Catholics now vote the same way as the general population. Something similar is happening today, with Latinos who aren’t black.

    808. EML says:

      Maybe you need to come to FL and see what’s going on with housing and homelessness
      ===============================
      Maybe you need to go to CA or NY and see what a real homelessness problem looks like.

      Fun fact: I live in NY and lived in FL for 4 years (not going back, what a useless place to live, can’t even go outside during Spring, Summer, and Fall because it’s too hot).

      Why is DeSantis going to be blamed for high housing costs in the 3 biggest Florida counties that have been controlled by Democrats for decades. If the leftist elite wanted to do something about it, they would have, but they love pricing poor people out of their neighborhoods.

    809. Cash Cow TM says:

      New thread peeps.

      Come on up.

    810. Tgca says:

      824

      You do know that FL controls every major office in FL except for the Agriculture and Consumer Services held by Dem Nikki Fried, and that it controls about 60% of the legislature too and all its Supreme Court justices were appointed by GOP gubbernors….riiiiiiight?

      How is that not politically advantageous to the GOP and it’s Gubbernor in passing legislation.

    811. EML says:

      If you want to make Latino voters hate your guts, then just lump them in as “people of color,” as if they were AAs, the way AOC & all the other race pimps do.

      Guess what? About half of Latino voters now identify as “white,” & that percentage has been INCREASING of late with assimilation.
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      A lot of truth here, but you have to remember that this is a forum where conciseness sometimes is the bigger consideration over accuracy.

      You are right, not all Latino voters are the same. South Florida Cubans and South Texas Mexicans are not the same as LA or NYC urban Hispanics. Even in NYC, the Puerto Rican vote is different from the Dominican vote, is different from the Panamanian vote, etc. The Hispanic movement to the GOP is not uniform. But by all accounts, a majority of Hispanic voters are not at all on board with the “Latinx” nonsense.

      Also, fun bit of trivia. Only in America is “Hispanic” a race. The language you speak is not a race. There are 3 races: white, black, and Asian. Spaniards are entirely white. Western hemisphere Spanish descendants are mostly mixed between white europeans, black africans, and asian native americans.

    812. Tgca says:

      It’s a good thing Jadon lives in PA or he would go ballistic over this.

      California’s Sky-High Costs Force Smithfield Foods to Shut Down Hog Plant in Golden State

      https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2022/06/12/californias-sky-high-costs-forces-smithfield-to-shut-down-pig-plant/