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    GOP Senate Candidates Trail in AZ and WI, Tied in NC

    We received new polls for the races in Arizona and Wisconsin yesterday that shows Republican Blake Masters trailing badly in his bid to pick up a seat for Republicans while Republican incumbent Rob Johnson is also trailing in his bid to keep a seat in Republican hands.

    US SENATE – ARIZONA (Fox News)
    Mark Kelly (D-inc) 50%
    Blake Masters (R) 42%

    US SENATE – WISCONSON (Fox News)
    Mandela Barnes (D) 50%
    Ron Johnson (R-inc) 46%

    These polls were done August 12-16 among registered voters. Meanwhile, another US Senate seat Republican need to hang onto is in North Carolina and right now a new poll from Cygnal shows a dead-head tie to see who wins Thom Tillis’s seat.

    US SENATE – NORTH CAROLINA (Cygnal)
    Cherie Beasley (D) 42%
    Ted Budd (R) 42%

    This poll was done August 13-15 among 615 likely voters.

    As we all know, Republicans need to pick up one net seat to gain a majority. You have to wonder how this is even possible when we are seeing in seats they currently have to maintain, they are either trailing or are struggling to be at best even in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.

    Posted by Dave at 2:41 pm
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    247 Responses to “GOP Senate Candidates Trail in AZ and WI, Tied in NC”

    1. Tina says:

      Biden’s beitch had thrown In the towel apparently.

      He needs to not be in leadership.

    2. Tgca says:

      Dos Bebe! Dos!

    3. Wes says:

      Just a thought, Tina:

      Shouldn’t the candidates in these races have some responsibility for things? They are, after all, the people actually running in the races.

    4. Wes says:

      According to people at RRH, Republicans have concluded it’d be best to start heavy spending after Labor Day on the assumption that Americans don’t really start paying attention till then.

      That seems like a high-risk/high-reward strategy to me.

    5. Tgca says:

      172

      Bitter tries to defend his adult daughters support of Bernie Sanders while criticizing and mocking others for their political views, and then he takes issue when you call him in the hypocrisy.

      She supports Bernie because he’s honest?

      Ha! Ha!

      There’s nothing honest about Bernie being a socialist and communist supporter or his supporters supporting him knowing full aware who he is and what he stands for – the destruction of America as we know it.

      Face it! Bitter’s adult daughter is a typical yoot of the Radnor-Philly area which is left and lefter.

    6. Tina says:

      Your bff is the top r official

      Throwing in the towel like this is beyond idiotic.

      Offering no policy proposals like McCarthy is also beyond stupid.

      But he is for Ukraine and is silent on the open borders.

    7. Tina says:

      Does he wear a ukranian lapel pin?

      He is a walking disaster

      Kissed away 2 senate seats because of his stupid no stimulus. Now wants to do more damage

    8. Tina says:

      lie

      @MZHemingway
      ·
      17m
      “He’s a child having a temper tantrum. It is completely insane for him to criticize our candidates. He can’t step up and lead, clearly, but we need him to shut up.” — political bigwig to me in conversation today about my article.

      thefederalist.com
      Come On, McConnell, Republicans Need You To Step Up And Lead

    9. Tina says:

      If he hates the candidates and has no policies to run on he should step aside and stfu.

      He is not loon Cheney but acting like her.

    10. jason says:

      According to people at RRH, Republicans have concluded it’d be best to start heavy spending after Labor Day on the assumption that Americans don’t really start paying attention till then.

      That seems like a high-risk/high-reward strategy to me.”

      I agree. You cannot let the opposition define you without countering it because some impressions are hard to dissipate.

      Right now Fetterman is trying to define Oz as a carpetbagger who knows nothing about PA so people will forget he is a hard core socialist way too left for PA.

    11. Wes says:

      I never said he wasn’t the Senate’s top Republican, Tina. I just asked if the Republicans trailing in these races should receive some of the blame since they are in fact the nominees.

      Apparently according to you, only Mitch McConnell is responsible for their running behind their opponents while Biden is unpopular in their states.

      You have such a sophomoric view of elections.

    12. Tina says:

      That rnc funding strategery seems problematic

    13. jason says:

      If McConnell wants to talk about quality in candidates maybe he should talk about Warnock and Fetterman and Kelly and Beasley.

      Now THERE are some really low quality candidates.

    14. Tina says:

      The top r should not be tossing in the towel. It starts at the top.

      Perhaps best if he did not do stat stupid interview.

      Or start nationalizing the election like McCarthy is doing.

    15. Tina says:

      Most of those candidates he supported. Like walker as an example.

      I just don’t get it.

      Not that it even matters here in sf.

    16. jason says:

      I don’t disagree with wes that candidates bear responsibility for their situations.

      But the Dems really are the ones with the low quality candidates. McConnell has to live with the fact that if he wants to be majority leader, he has to play the hand he was dealt.

    17. Wes says:

      I’ll take your non-answer as your saying the Republicans currently trailing in the Senate races are not responsible for their situation while only Mitch McConnell is, Tina.

      So much for personal responsibility.

    18. Wes says:

      For the record, I think McConnell was stupid to say Republicans are less likely to win the Senate than the House. If he genuinely believes that, he should say it behind closed doors with no way of having it leak to the public.

      Schumer would never make such a declaration even if Dems were looking at another 2014. It’s simply an unforced error.

    19. NYCmike says:

      “I’ll take your non-answer as your saying the Republicans currently trailing in the Senate races are not responsible for their situation while only Mitch McConnell is, Tina.”

      -I’ll take this comment as Wes having the same reading comprehension skils as jason.

    20. NYCmike says:

      Of course, when you only have “skils” you are bound to come up short!

    21. Tgca says:

      19. Wes

      I truly believe McConnell is purposely talking down the senate chances because he’s not getting his way in all these races so he could care less because he keeps his leadership role and DC perks either way.

      Leaders don’t energize voters by publicly admitting defeat before an election.

      If the GOP loses seats, McConnell should step down from his leadership role. Between this and his missteps in 2020 that cost the GOP senate seats, he’s shown he’s no longer up to the job. His time has passed.

      Scott should go too. He’s awful in his role of candidate recruitment. The GOP needs someone with influence and personality in that role.

    22. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Ukrainians making good use of new weaponry:

      @JimmySecUK
      Reported events tonight:
      • Explosions at munitions depot, Timonovo, Belgorod
      • Fire/explosions at Stary Oskol Airfield, Belgorod
      • Explosions in Nova Kakhovka, Kherson
      • Explosions/UAV shot down near Belbek airport, Crimea
      • Air defence activity near Kerch strait, Crimea

    23. Gordon Allen says:

      This wailing of teeth assumes the polls are reasonably accurate.
      Barris says they’re not,and are as bad or worse than 2020,and way too Democratic slanted.
      I trust Barris’ record more than Wissings analysis.
      But Senator Rick Scott has done a terrible job of fund raising. And McConnell is a fool and his agenda is not clear

    24. Wes says:

      I disagree, Tg. McConnell had backed candidates he was no fan of in the past. For instance, he went to bat for Rand Paul in 2010 despite preferring the KYSOS at the time.

      I tend to think McConnell just sees the current polling and is saying the truth: that Republicans are more likely to flip the House than the Senate.

      I don’t agree with his saying that in public or allowing a leak of his comments, but I see no indication from his past McConnell is petty enough to cost himself votes in the Senate because he doesn’t personally like someone.

      If anything, he probably was actually taking a shot at Rick Scott for being an incompetent goof as NRSC Chair.

      It’s too bad Jerry Moran is up this year. Moran was the kind of workhorse Republicans need in that role back in 2014.

    25. Tina says:

      Pawn Hannity claims that he “may” have a paper trail of Biden knowing about the trump rais on mal.

      Let’s see if this is true (pawn Hannity normally has false sources).

      Will the gop-e say anything, or is it jusr another day at the country club?

    26. Tina says:

      It’s like going to war and the General says we cannot win thr battle.

      What a loser.

    27. Phil says:

      Baris confirmed what Wes has said about NC – namely that no way Budd loses the senate race and that the NCSC will flip to 5-2 Republican,

      He said again today that Vance was never behind Ryan and will win in Ohio.

      He also said McConnell doesn’t want MAGA candidates winning Senate seats and is happy to sabotage those candidates. Said he wants the Senate Republican establishment types and doesn’t want MAGA candidates in the caucus. Doesn’t want the base running things – wants establishment candidate in charge. I believe him.

    28. Tina says:

      What did Baris say about the Nc Supreme,Couet od drats? Looks like they are intervening?

    29. Wes says:

      That last part sounds conspiratorial, Phil. We have actual evidence from elections past of McConnell’s supporting candidates in the general election he opposed in the primaries.

      I don’t see why he’d be any different now when flipping just one seat will make him Majority Leader again.

    30. Robbie says:

      I can’t believe Baris gets the attention he gets here. A total MAGA grifter and huckster.

    31. jason says:

      Et tu, Mitt Romney?

      “I’m not going to encourage anyone to run for president. I’ve done that myself, and that’s something I’m not doing again. I don’t know if she really wants to do that. She would not become the nominee if she were to run. I can’t imagine that would occur,” Romney told the Deseret News on Thursday.

      Cheney, he said, might run for other purposes but “I’m not in collaboration with that effort.”

    32. jason says:

      A total MAGA grifter and huckster.”

      Translation: he is accurate and that way the agenda driven MSM polls I love get challenged.

      Can’t have that.

    33. Tgca says:

      These are animals!

      I say put sharp shooters on the roofs and shoot them all dead.

      They’re useless human beings.

      The future of America thanks to those supporting open borders, BLM, and Antifa.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/flash-mob-completely-destroys-7-eleven/

    34. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag hardest hit, what are we coming to….

      This is an outrage, these people should be cutting grass at the country clubs not invited to the elite suburban R party.

      “RNC Plays Long Game In Arizona With Hispanic Community Center Opening

      The Republican National Committee opened a Hispanic community center in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday in an effort to make inroads with minority voters.

      Senate candidate Blake Masters, congressional candidate Juan Ciscomani, RNC co-chair Tommy Hicks, and Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward made appearances at the event to celebrate the first center in the state and the 37th RNC minority outreach center nationwide, according to a press release.

      “Democrats have tried to pander to Latinos for too long,” Ciscomani said, according to The Western Journal.”

    35. Tina says:

      Trump to do Scranton pa rally on 9/3.

      I wonder if he will play the video of the fib raid on mal?

    36. Paul says:

      36: to remind everyone that he is a scumbag?

    37. Tina says:

      Quote Tweet

      Robert C. Cahaly
      @RobertCahaly
      · 13m
      New independent
      @trafalgar_group #NVSen
      #Poll (8/14-18) shows #Laxalt with small bit consistent lead #NVpol

      46.7% @AdamLaxalt
      44.3% @CortezMasto
      2.3% Scott
      1.2% Other
      5.5% Und

      See Report: https://thetrafalgargroup.org/news/nv-sen-0819/

    38. Tina says:

      Quote Tweet

      This will be lit. I want to attend.

      Elizabeth Landers

      @ElizLanders
      · 41m
      Former president Trump announces a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Sept 3 for @DrOz, @dougmastriano, and “the entire Pennsylvania Trump ticket.”

      It’ll be his first announced rally since the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago.

    39. Wes says:

      Ah, damn. When you said Lombardo, Tina, I was hoping you were talking about former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo.

    40. Paul says:

      So, Harriet Hagface is not only dumb but is also a big fat liar.

    41. Wes says:

      It would seem Bari’s had no clue what he was talking about regarding McConnell:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/CATargetAlt/status/1560671702559821826

    42. Phil says:

      Again, Robbie offers no evidence of his “Maga grifter and huckster” claim. None. Nada…

      He just spews out his “grifter huckster” crap based on nothing. I’ve presented the pollster’s record on here time and again and Robbie can’t refute it and never even tries – just glosses over the evidence that’s plainly in front of his face and name calls.

      Got another one for you Robbie. He said again today that Lake will absolutely be the next governor of Arizona. Want to scoff at that one? Go ahead. Do it. Go with the Governor Gillum and Senator Nelson polls in Florida MSM polls. Go with the Biden +17 polls in Wisconsin, the McCaskill +3 polls in Mo, the Joe Donnelly final +7 poll in Indiana. Man alive, I could do this all day long but haven’t the time.

      But you never seem to find Robbie dish on any of the crappy and historically awful MSM polls that always lean Democratic. Why is that, Robbie? Splain it to me, Lucy.

    43. NYCmike says:

      “Stupid thing for HagFace to lie about. Harriet is such a f&*cking B*&tch.”

      -Come on, Paul. It’s one thing to be NVTS, but another to be untruthful.

      I am pretty sure, by now, even the Huffington Post would have updated that report about Hageman which would have provided the message she received, which was 2 seconds long and didn’t include the part that Liz Cheney played, which happens a lot with voicemails.

      That said, i find it hard to believe that Cheney recorded her concession call, but if she says so I’ll believe her.

    44. NYCmike says:

      Robbie is certifiable.

    45. NYCmike says:

      For a “devout Catholic” he really has utter and complete disdain for a lot of people who never did anything bad to him, or just about anyone else!

    46. Paul says:

      I’m devout and have disdain for all MAGA SCUM.

    47. Phil says:

      Nobody cares, Paul…but take your meds my friend.

    48. Tina says:

      They really want to interfere at this stage?

      Robert Costa

      @costareports
      ·
      52m
      Here’s
      @rickhasen
      ‘s take on that coming Supreme Court hearing of the North Carolina case: “potential to fundamentally rework the relationship between state legislatures and state courts in protecting voting rights in federal elections.” https://electionlawblog.org/?p=130322

    49. EML says:

      Tina says:
      August 19, 2022 at 5:34 pm
      Trump to do Scranton pa rally on 9/3.
      =======================
      I might have to go.

    50. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      And the Democrats think this person should be president some day?

      “Pete Buttigieg says he’s “astonished” that “some folks seem to really struggle to let go” of their gas-powered vehicles in favor of electric vehicles.”

    51. Phil says:

      45

      Get back to me, Wes, when he actually sends a dollar to a true candidate like Masters. He doesn’t want him in the Senate because MAGA candidates won’t bow down.

    52. Bitterlaw says:

      I just want 51 or more Republican votes in the Senate. Endorsed by Trump? Fine. Not endorsed by Trump? Fine. Loves Trump? Cool. Hates Trump? Cool. I expect that Mitch wants the same thing.

    53. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – Who defines “true candidates?”

    54. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “Voters in California would prefer their governor, Gavin Newsom (D), in the 2024 Democratic presidential primary over Vice President Harris, according to a poll from the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies released on Friday.

      The poll, which was co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Times, found that 25 percent of surveyed voters eligible to participate in the state’s Democratic primary consider Newsom their first or second choice if President Biden does not run for reelection. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Harris, who served as a senator from California before becoming vice president, come in second with 18 percent each.

      People eligible to vote in the state’s Democratic primary are those who are registered as Democrats or have no official party preference.”

    55. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      58. “Newsom is tied with Sanders for voters’ first-choice preference, at 13 percent each, followed by Harris at 10 percent.

      The poll shows that about 6 out of 10 voters surveyed do not want Biden to run for reelection, with 46 percent of Democrats and 65 percent of non-partisans opposing it.”

    56. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “A poll from The Economist/YouGov published on Thursday shows that 57 percent of those who identified as Republican now have a very favorable view of the former president.

      That’s a notable increase from the same poll the previous week, which showed that 45 percent of Republicans said their view of Trump was very favorable. The former president’s overall favorability with Republicans remained unchanged at 80 percent.”

    57. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      60. “The number of Republicans who have a “very favorable” view of former President Donald Trump has increased following the FBI raid of his Florida residence last week, according to a new poll.”

    58. Robbie says:

      Josh Kraushaar
      @JoshKraushaar
      One senior GOP strategist working on Senate races: “The way this money has been burned, there needs to be an audit or investigation because we’re not gonna take the Senate now and this money has been squandered. It’s a rip-off.”

      – Rick Scott was always a bad choice to run the NRSC.

    59. NYCmike says:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V_ksIrs7Y0

      -Reagan said it best for Robbie!

    60. NYCmike says:

      “One senior GOP strategist working on Senate races:”

      -If you don’t have enough guts to have your name attached to the statement, GFY!

      Kind of like the “anonymous sources” for Russia-gate or the “inside source” on the Mar-a-Lago raid – full of S H * T !

    61. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      August 19, 2022 at 6:18 pm
      Again, Robbie offers no evidence of his “Maga grifter and huckster” claim. None. Nada…

      – He is a buddy of Steve Bannon. He often appears on Steve Bannon’s repulsive podcast. He constantly pushes a pro-Trump agenda on his Twitter feed. He always promotes the candidates Trump likes and attacks the candidates Trump hates. He pushed made ups stories about Kemp before the primary that never had any basis in reality.

      Baris is a grifter and a huckster. If the Trump/MAGA train derails, he loses his sugar daddy.

    62. Robbie says:

      Anyone associated with Steve Bannon, a convicted felon, is, by definition, a huckster and a grifter.

    63. Wes says:

      That’s a supposition completely undermined by the fact that McConnell has endorsed and campaigned for Rand Paul each time since 2010. I’ll believe McConnell is opposed to Trump-endorsed candidates when I see actual evidence of it. Helping Dr. Oz set a narrative against Fetterman says the exact opposite of that.

      Of course Masters might want to gain some traction against Kelly for McConnell to start investing in him.

    64. Bitterlaw says:

      Robbie – Do you think you are achieving anything here? I don’t call you names or insult you. I hate Trump as a person but he was vastly superior to Biden as President. Your silence on Biden completely undercuts any credibility you might have had.

    65. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – we are heading towards JulStol’s dream of 99 Democrats and 1 True Conservative in the Senate.

    66. Bitterlaw says:

      I would vote for the Republican candidate in every Senate race. Winning is the message that matters.

    67. NYCmike says:

      “Anyone associated with Steve Bannon, a convicted felon, is, by definition, a huckster and a grifter.”

      -Once again, Robbie shows himself to truly be a “devout Catholic”.

    68. NYCmike says:

      “Wes – we are heading towards JulStol’s dream of 99 Democrats and 1 True Conservative in the Senate.”

      -Got it.

      McConnell says Republicans won’t take the Senate, so Wes blames it on those looking to push a winning message 24/7, like Trump or Desantis does, or like Reagan did in his day, instead of just telling Mitchie to shut up and speak about Biden, the border and school choice or some such issue that is positive for Republicans.

    69. NYCmike says:

      My apologies, Wes, that should have been addressed to the shyster.

    70. NYCmike says:

      I mean Bitterlaw……oh, you all realized whom I was speaking about already…….

    71. Phil says:

      I don’t care who Baris is a buddy with, Robbie. What the hell does that have to do with his competency as a pollster? He is accurate. It’s the record. Look it up. He nails his races….and that’s the obvious reason for the fascination with him on this site. It’s really as simple as that. You just don’t like his numbers. He’s the most accurate pollster out there and it isn’t close.

      Who he is friends with? That’s your argument? Are you kidding me? Seriously? When you judge a pollster you look at his performance. End of story. Now, go back to your YouGov polls. They have proven to be trash but I’m sure their polling directors are friends with the proper elitists that you approve of.

    72. Bitterlaw says:

      2 Mormon Missionaries knocked on my door tonight. I took their literature because they were polite. I’m not planning on switching religions but at least they seem happy.

    73. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC – You have created an argument with me based on a false premise. I want candidates who can win their race. A candidate in PA needs to win PA, not please voters in Alabama. Same for every race. DeSantis is my first choice for 2024.

    74. Tina says:

      Follow da $$$

      I am reposting this, Loon Cheney is a prime example of a grifter.

      Will Chamberlain
      @willchamberlain
      ·
      Aug 16
      When a Cheney says they will do “whatever it takes” to stop something from happening it usually means some Middle Eastern children are about to be orphaned

    75. NYCmike says:

      You’re right.

      Let’s win.

      And get Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley or someone else as the Senate leader instead of the Turtle…….and please, don’t anyone say that Tom Cotton or Hawley or Cruz or Paul or Lee wouldn’t have shut Garland out and gotten Trump’s 3 picks through the Senate. “Cocaine” Mitch did good work. Now it’s a different time, and when one side wants to arrest you for having a difference of opinion then new methods/strategies are needed.

    76. Tina says:

      When did Bannon become a “convicted felon?”

      Are we saying his conviction for “contempt of Congress” are felonies?

    77. NYCmike says:

      Liz Cheney went from a $7 million personal worth to something like $40 million after only 6 years in the House.

      Warren Buffett called to ask how she did that……

    78. NYCmike says:

      But to Robbie, Liz is one of the good ones.

    79. NYCmike says:

      “Robbie – Do you think you are achieving anything here? I don’t call you names or insult you. I hate Trump as a person but he was vastly superior to Biden as President. Your silence on Biden completely undercuts any credibility you might have had.”

      -Pretty sure his silence is why many consider him to be a troll.

      It’s one thing to prefer a certain Republican candidate over another and b*tch about the one you don’t like, but to never rail against President Biden for the last 18 months is ridiculous.

      Just like “CG” the stalwart conservative…..

    80. Wes says:

      83 comes from a guy who undermined Republican efforts to win multiple seats by pushing the worst candidates available.

    81. Phil says:

      Robbie had a rough night Tuesday. The only person on the entire planet that is as consumed by hatred for Donald Trump as he got buried by 38 points – and that was with ten thousand Democrats crossing over to support her and her outspending her opponent 3-1.

      but what really matters is that Bannon is a felon (huh?) or something….

    82. NYCmike says:

      Once again, Wes shows how I am the most powerful poster to ever comment on HHR….as Jesus from El Salvador would say “It is you who have said it!”.

    83. Phil says:

      So Liz got thrown under the bus by the likes of Mitt Romney. How could he do that to the moderm day Abe Lincoln?

    84. NYCmike says:

      Funny thing is that this year, I don’t think I pushed anyone in any of the races.

      I would have been fine with Wes’s choice in Ohio, Timken, who did all the work lining up committee members and then got like 3% of the voters to choose her.

      I didn’t push for Walker in Georgia, although I do like him and still think he will pull out a victory.

      Who else? I would rather have Chewbacca instead of Murk The Hutt, so there is that one.

    85. Cash Cow TM says:

      The Church where Walt has his membership (he attends another church due to irreconcilable differences with that church) has bats that fly in the sanctuary during Sunday service. Another live bat was found laying on the steps in the basement.

      Church official said they were told they can do nothing to get rid of the bats until May, 2023. It is mating season til then and they are a protected species.

      This country is crazy.
      Bats over people.

    86. Bitterlaw says:

      So you can’t get rid of bats until they make more bats?

      Walt remembers when the T-Rex was an endangered species.

    87. jason says:

      I might have to go meet EML at the Trump rally.

      Maybe we can trade some eel for scrapple.

    88. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      When a senior citizen helps in shooting down one of your jets, Putin should have realized his Air Force might not have been all it was cracked up to be:

      “A Ukraine citizen who opened fire on a Russian Su-34 jet with a rifle and”destroyed” it has been awarded a medal and branded a”hero.”The State Border Service of Ukraine announced Friday that officials had awarded”pensioner” Valeriy Fedorovych with a medal”for assistance in the protection of the state border.”

      Officials said that in March, when Russian President Vladimir Putin’s troops continuously bombarded Chernihiv, a hard-hit city in northern Ukraine, Fedorovych”took his rifle and opened fire.””Heroes among us,” officials said, adding that after Fedorovych fired at the jet with his rifle,”the enemy fighter Su-34 was targeted and destroyed”

    89. Tina says:

      And more important, Jason, that was all declassified.

      President is entitled to those records.

      This has to do with Trumps Rico lawsuit.

    90. jason says:

      If the Earth is 5 billion years old and still has 5 billion years to go, Walt is middle aged, not old.

      Maybe we should stop the old jokes.

    91. jason says:

      If the FBI was just looking for material that compromised them, they should say so. Then people can decide if a raid was warranted.

      The MSM and the never trumpers/TDS morons will always agree that it was.

    92. Paul says:

      How was it declassified, Tina? You amoral a-hole.

    93. Tina says:

      Why would they wait 18 months, if trump had classified or top secret materials with him?

      Timing is suspect because it was one year after the disastrous retreat from Afghanistan.

    94. Paul says:

      If you hate America, Jason, you can go to hell.

    95. Paul says:

      They went through a process, amoral a-hole Tina. This was the next step of the process. Go to hell and stay there, Tina. You fu^cking B^tch.

    96. TIna says:

      Lol, process my arse.

      It was timed at the 1 year anniversary of the Afghanistan withdrawal.

    97. jason says:

      How was it declassified, Tina?”

      Here you go, you stupid little brainwashed Marxist apparatchik troll.

      https://trumpwhitehouse.archives.gov/presidential-actions/memorandum-declassification-certain-materials-related-fbis-crossfire-hurricane-investigation/

    98. jason says:

      They went through a process”

      LOL

      Yeah, the ‘how can we get Trump” process.

      Been going on for 6 years.

    99. Paul says:

      That doesn’t apply to these documents, you idiotic weasel.

    100. Paul says:

      If you approve of a Trump’s criminality and anti-American treason, you can go to hell, Jason.

    101. jason says:

      “One senior GOP strategist working on Senate races:”

      -If you don’t have enough guts to have your name attached to the statement, GFY!”

      Maybe it was Lord Asshat.

    102. jason says:

      That doesn’t apply to these documents”

      Ah, so you have them?

      What is your address?

    103. jason says:

      Paul says:
      August 20, 2022 at 10:19 am

      If you hate America, Jason, you can go to hell.”

      Good news, looks like I am going to heaven.

    104. Tina says:

      A president does not need the approval of the fib or a Bureaucrat sitting at a desk to declasssify.

      There is also no need for a formal process.

      Here, trump had a tanning order, a memorandum, and a tweet declassifying all documents related to the Russian hoax.

    105. Tina says:

      Standing order *

    106. jason says:

      “That doesn’t apply to these documents”

      Paul, the stupid little brainwashed Marxist apparatchik troll, has access to the seized documents.

      Really doesn’t say much for the FBI chain of custody…

    107. jason says:

      Here, trump had a tanning order”

      Could explain the “orange” part.

    108. Tina says:

      Paul will have to hit the bong more when there is. Rule 41(g) hearing snd trump wins,

      This hearing will pertain to return of property.

    109. jason says:

      Trump is going to have a field day with Fetterman at the rally.

      “Besides, the supposed strength of the Democrat opponents is a mirage. John Fetterman is a bum who is currently living off a made-up online persona. A recent video of him attempting to return to the campaign trail was so bad that he scheduled no more events after it. Fetterman ignored his doctor for years, had a massive stroke, and now speaks like he’s been doing crack for the last 30 years. There’s a reason he won’t commit to doing a single debate, and it’s not because he’s just so darn clever.

      Never mind that Fetterman is lying to voters when he claims to be a hoodie-wearing everyman from the streets. In reality, he went to Harvard before becoming a professional bum, living off his parents until he was almost 50, and buying a house for $1 from his sister. The guy is a fraud, and the more this campaign drags on, the more apparent that’s going to be.”

    110. jason says:

      Marcia Kaptur throws Biden under the bus.

      “Rep. Marcy Kaptur (Ohio) is the latest Democrat to distance herself from the president, saying in a new campaign ad that she “doesn’t work for Joe Biden. She works for you.”

      “Joe Biden’s letting Ohio solar manufacturers be undercut by China. But Marcy Kaptur’s fighting back, working with Republican Rob Portman. Protecting our jobs. Communist China’s not happy,” a narrator says in the 30-second ad.”

    111. Bitterlaw says:

      The most important question of the day is whether clicking on “unsubscribe” really removed my e-mail address or just sells it.

    112. Bitterlaw says:

      Trump and DeSantis send me several e-mails a day. Liz Cheney and 3 of her primary opponents do, too. Ben Carson, Youngkin, Dr. Oz all think we are buddies and want to give them money.

    113. jason says:

      Cheney knows not to send me any emails.

      Walker, Oz, DeSantis, Tim Scott, Ron Johnson, Mayra Flores, Sen. John Kennedy and assorted PACS ask for money every day.

      I refer them to all the wealthy attorneys I know in Radnor.

    114. Bitterlaw says:

      I refer them to all the wealthy attorneys I know in Radnor.

      Can you give their names? Maybe they are paying more than my firm.

    115. Tina says:

      Fetteredman wanted to release one third of the prison pop.

    116. jason says:

      I refer them to all the wealthy attorneys I know in Radnor.”

      Sorry, only know one.

      Perhaps if they allowed me in I would meet more of them.

    117. Bitterlaw says:

      The thread is dead. Time to start a new topic.

      The White Shadow was a good show. Actors could actually play basketball.

      GFY

    118. EML says:

      Never heard of it. Time to start a new topic.

      A large part of the movie Slap Shot was based on events that happened in my area. Rather famously, there was one game between the Broome Dusters and Syracuse Blazers where 10 fighting majors, 6 10-minute misconducts, and 4 game misconducts were handed out in the first period.

      My dad was an extra in the crowd for one scene filmed at the Onondaga War Memorial Arena in Syracuse.

      My own personal favorite hockey memory came in a Binghamton Rangers vs Rochester Americans game in the early 90s. A fight happened during the warmups. Players circle round their end of the ice, grabbing a puck in the middle and shooting it towards their net. Well, somebody stuck a stick where it shouldn’t have been, then all hell breaks loose. Full on melee in the middle of the ice before the game even started.

      Not even the best part. The refs got all the players separated, and were handing out penalties and whatnot. The Amerks goaltender was all by himself, standing at his net, when suddenly infamous Rangers enforcer Tie Domi sprints out from the blue line and attacks the Amerks goaltender, pounding him into oblivion before anyone could catch up to him and stop him. Lost Domi for the game, but now I have a memory to last a lifetime.

    119. Bitterlaw says:

      It was about an NBA player who had his career cut short by injury. He ended up coaching a high school basketball team. Ken Howard was the coach.

    120. EML says:

      Opie?

    121. Tina says:

      Legit?

      Carleton Polling
      @CarletonPolling
      · 7h
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      @dougmastriano 47.4%
      @JoshShapiroPA 45.3%
      Others: 2%
      Undecided: 5.3%

      Conducted 8/15-8/19, 2,800 Likely Voters

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    122. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      120. “Trump and DeSantis send me several e-mails a day. Liz Cheney and 3 of her primary opponents do, too”

      Bitter, I get the Trump & DeSantis E-mails almost daily too, along with Cheney’s E-mails. But never got one from any of her primary opponents. Seems strange, since I am in closer proximity to Wyoming. You must be on a fundraising list I am not on.

    123. Tgca says:

      Ok. It was bound to happen sooner or later. My luck ran out after 2.5 years.

      I got COVID!

      I had the most awful night of high fevers, chills, sweating, sore throat, mucus buildup in my throat, light-headeness, aches and soreness, and crazy azz dreams.

      I changed my soaked t-shirt like 3 times and was uncontrollably shaking when going to rest room numerous times due to all the water I was drinking. That all seemed to pass and now I’ve got intermittent minor chills, minor sore throat, and good size headache but the fever is low grade now.

      I tested last night before bed when I started to feel sick but it was negative so I assumed it was flu or stomach virus but Urgent Care confirmed today and then I did another test when I got home and it was also positive.

      I started Ivermectin but the doctor told me they have another more effective treatment to use that usually flushes the virus down within a couple of days so I’ll start that soon.

      So far my lungs and oxygen levels are good so I just need to monitor it for a couple of days to ensure I don’t get pneumonia or bronchitis.

      I probably deserve this for picking on my good friend Bitter frequently.

    124. Bitterlaw says:

      I don’t think I have made any donations since $25 to Romney in 2012.

    125. Cash Cow TM says:

      “In what can only be described as a full-scale judicial coup, the Democrat-controlled body has ruled that the North Carolina General Assembly is illegitimate and can not enact amendments to the state’s constitution. Their reasoning? That the state’s legislature is “gerrymandered.” ”

      https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/08/19/north-carolina-supreme-court-enacts-a-full-scale-judicial-coup-n614662?utm_source=rsafternoonbriefing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&bcid=7e73f7205a95a4513535672b298a2e9572b279582aa3bed5a10e3e33228594d9

    126. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11130731/Daughter-Ukraine-war-mastermind-blown-pieces-Moscow-car-bomb.html

      Sucks to be the daughter of a killer. Sad when assassinations plans go awry.

    127. Bitterlaw says:

      The link won’t post. Despite claims that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez we’re married at a plantation, they did not. They were married at his house designed to look like a plantation. Totally different, somehow.

    128. jason says:

      Anyone associated with Steve Bannon, a convicted felon, is, by definition, a huckster and a grifter.”

      Zzzzzz…

      Convicted felon?

      Because he would not cooperate with the fake kangaroo Kommittee?

    129. jason says:

      Bitter being “censored” and “monitored” by the HHR Deep State too?

      Neville Allen will be jealous, he thinks he is special.

    130. Tina says:

      The contempt of Congress bs conviction is not a felony. It will be overturned in the higher courts.

      I don’t see a record of bannon being convicted of a felony.

      I know the Russian hoaxer loved to hoax.

    131. Tina says:

      Tgca. You may need paxadol. It’s an anti viral. I Did not take that as my symptoms were light. The worst symptom for me was a runny nose and a scratch throat. I never got a temp.

      There is also a vitamin cocktail that I used (late Dr Zelenko).

      Zinc, vitamin c, d3, and quercetin.

      Recover quickly

    132. Hugh says:

      I take zinc d elderberry. No vaccine. Caught Covid and had no symptoms. Only tested due to contact.

    133. Hugh says:

      I take zinc d elderberry. No vaccine. Caught Covid and had no symptoms. Only tested due to contact. Get well soon

    134. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      A decent showing for the Republicans in this just-released NBC Poll. Republicans +2 on the CGB, its best showing since March of this year. The PID is 30(R) & 30(D).

      https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/22156173-220455-nbc-news-august-poll-82122-release

    135. Phil says:

      Sheeple. The last midterm exits had the electorate at 37D 33R 30I.

      Baris said on Friday the electorate will be somewhere between R+2 and R+4 on election day 2022. He will be back in the field a week or two after Labor Day. His will be the only poll you need to look at.

      The House is done.

    136. jason says:

      Tgca with a diet of tofu and tree bark got Covid.

      jason with a diet of bacon and steak never got it.

      You draw your own conclusions.

    137. jason says:

      I hope Tgca survives.

      As has been pointed out, the universe for people to fight with has dwindled, so we can’t afford any more losses.

    138. Phil says:

      today’s NBC poll.

      The “inflation reduction act”

      26% – will make things better for me
      35% – will make no difference for me
      36% – will make things worse for me

      I can only imagine what those numbers look like in West Virginia.

    139. jason says:

      “Environmental racism and climate change are inextricably linked because the embedded racism and bias that exist within social, government, corporate, and financial systems deem who benefits from activities that produce harmful emissions and who suffer most from the consequences.”

      This guy is running against Ron Johnson.

      But Amoral Scumbag thinks Ron Johnson believes in conspiracy theories.

    140. jason says:

      The “inflation reduction act”

      26% – will make things better for me”

      Brainwashing works.

      Amoral Scumbag and Paul believe it.

    141. Tgca says:

      I regularly take zinc and eldebery as well as quercetin and other multi vitamins. I was not vaccinated. I am taking Paxlovid now too.

      When I get better, I will hunt down the person that gave me COVID.

      I only had interactions early in the week at two stores so I suspect that’s where I got it even though I religiously wipe down my cart. Probably someone was sneezing or coughing and then I came into their path.

      Ever since I was a kid, I was subject to high fevers when I got ill so that was expected. Fevers are a strong immune response so in that sense it’s good because your body is working over time to expel the intruders.

    142. jason says:

      When I get better, I will hunt down the person that gave me COVID.”

      I can see it now. 100-lb weakling marches into store and squeaks “Who gave me COVID, meet me outside”.

      Store employees huddle together and draw straws to see who will beat the crap out of Tgca. Winner gets the privilege.

    143. Tina says:

      Right, it’s paxlovid. That is the new anti viral, which may have a rebound effect.

      I did get a prescription for an oral steroid and used Flonase (which I take during the summer).

      The oral steroid may help.

    144. Bitterlaw says:

      I hope Tgca survives. While I will not discuss ABORTION with him again, at least he keeps the topic alive.

    145. jason says:

      There is another reason to hope Tgca lives.

      10,000 fish would die and cost FL taxpayers a fortune in hazmat cleanup.

      I know, they will die soon under his care but he does his own disposal.

    146. jason says:

      Cheney to campaign for Democrats against “election deniers”.

      So it is not about Trump.

      Several Dems on her kangaroo committed were “election deniers” when GWB and Trump got elected, but she is not campaigning against them.

      Has as much integrity as Amoral Scumbag…none.

    147. Tina says:

      Is this a parody piece?

      Velshi on MSNBC

      @VelshiMSNBC
      · 3h
      It’s an “unequal battlefield” between Donald Trump & the DOJ, says @ryanjreilly. While Trump has a “massive platform” & freely makes unsubstantiated claims, the DOJ famously stays silent on most things. “It’s sort of a pickle the DOJ is in here,” he says. #Velshi

    148. Wes says:

      I can see it now when Tgca confronts whoever gave him COVID.

      Tgca: You gave me COVID.

      Person: Now I’m going to beat your dwarf ass, you Lord of the Rings reject.

      After that, Tgca will be lying in a hospital bed thinking that wasn’t one of the smartest things he’s ever done.

    149. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      BREAKING:
      Whoops. https://nypost.com/2022/08/21/lindsey-graham-testimony-halted-in-georgia-election-probe/

      This investigation in Fulton County GA, like the J6 Committee, is a stalking horse for the DOJ.

    150. Gordon Allen says:

      Phil,if Barris is right about R+2 to R +4 for the midterm electorate the GOP will win most of the close contests and the Senate as well.
      People have unnecessarily panicked about bogus summer polls.
      It is clear also that this Trump business is about making the midterms about Trump ( on the part of the Dems) like in 2018,and not about Biden. The GOP should be careful about that.
      This 100% should be about Biden,Pelosi, and Schumer.

    151. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon – The message should be “The best strategy to aid Trump is to take away the majorities of Pelosi and Schumer. Stop Biden now.”

    152. Phil says:

      Summer polls are garbage. Way overestimate Democratic numbers. An example? How about the polls showing Tim Ryan over Vance 8-10 points in June and July. Ryan has never led Vance in Ohio. Garbage in garbage out. Baris says those polls remind him of the MSM polls showing both Clinton and Biden leading Trump in Ohio in 2016 and 2020 by 5 and 6 pts….and then election day and Trump won both races by half a million votes. What a surprise….except it wasn’t a surprise – not to Baris. He had Trump up 8 pts in both races..which happened to be the election day margin. Imagine that. An accurate poll done by “a total MAGA grifter”

      Summer MSM polls are Total Bullsh*t.

      As Baris says, “there are too many polls and not enough real pollsters”

    153. Tina says:

      And the seats blown in GA because of stimulus.

      Yossi Gestetner

      @YossiGestetner
      · Aug 19
      Replying to @YossiGestetner @tomselliott and 4 others
      When @LeaderMcConnell runs his mouth about “candidate quality,” remind him that his/establishment’s choice in AZ Martha McSally lost a US Senate election in 2018.

      Then she was appointed for the other Senate seat and lost that in ’20.

      2 seats blown by Cocaine Mitch in 1 state!

    154. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Some are speculating anti-Putin Russians are involved in the bombings. Totally botching a military action has consequences:

      “A car in fire is seen in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, on September 4, 2010. A car bomb on September 4 wounded a senior Russian official and killed his driver in the volatile North Caucasus region of Dagestan, Russian investigators said. On Saturday, August 20, 2022, Daria Dugin was killed in a car bomb explosion in Moscow.”

    155. Tina says:

      The socialist son still wants democrats to win. I am shocked. /s

      Bill Kristol

      @BillKristol
      · 13h
      We have two parties.

      One is anti-democracy, anti-truth, and anti-rule of law.

      The other is sometimes inept and foolish, with some fringe illiberal elements–but basically committed to the institutions and norms of liberal democracy and a free society.

      It’s not a tough choice.

    156. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      152. “When I get better, I will hunt down the person that gave me COVID. I only had interactions early in the week at two stores so I suspect that’s where I got it even though I religiously wipe down my cart.”

      Tgca, I hope you make a speedy recovery with no complications.

      I need to point out, however, that you have regularly called me a “facist” for supporting an elderly restaurant owner’s request that individuals who have not been vacinated sit in the outdoor patio areas of his restaurant, rather than inside (it is where the majority of people like to sit anyways). Somehow, you claim this request was some sort of major civic rights violation (despite the Supreme Court upholding mandatory vaccinations for diseases like smallpox).

      Now you want to hunt down the person who gave you COVID, and suspect it was at a store you visited. According to your view, wasn’t the person who infected you with COVID exercising their civil right? What was the store to do? Even if the store suspected the individual had COVID; preventing the individual from entering in your view would have been a civil rights violation (similar to barring someone because of their race or sexual orientation) As such, I think the only person you can blame for getting COVID is the person you see in the mirror. It is very possible the individual who may have infected you did not even know they had COVID.

    157. Bitterlaw says:

      Is Tgca still alive? I was at a Goo Goo Dolls concert and did not see any updates. We only had to wait 21/2 years to see the show that was delayed since 2020 by COVID.

    158. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Is this believable? A new Trafalgar Poll of Penn. shows both Mastriano(R) and Oz(R) within 5 pts. of their Democrat opponents?

      https://www.thetrafalgargroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/TRF-PA-General-0820-Poll-Report.pdf

    159. Bitterlaw says:

      More believable about Oz. Still have not seen a Mastriano ad. All negative ads by Shapiro.

    160. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 California Republican Primary Poll:

      Trump 38%
      DeSantis 27%
      Pence 7%
      Haley 3%
      Pompeo 2%
      Cruz 2%
      Rubio 1%
      Hogan 1%
      T. Scott 0%
      Youngkin 0%
      Cotton 0%
      Christie 0%

      @UCBerkeley
      8/9-8/15
      https://mailchi.mp/berkeley.edu/berkeley-igs-poll-2022-11-primary-election-preferences-1186216

    161. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      169. Trafalgar polling has a very good reputation for accuracy.

    162. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 California Republican Primary Poll, Without Trump:

      DeSantis 53%
      Pence 9%
      Haley 4%
      Pompeo 4%
      Cruz 3%
      Rubio 2%
      Hogan 1%
      T. Scott 1%
      Youngkin 0%
      Cotton 0%
      Christie 0%

      @UCBerkeley
      ~ 8/9-8/15
      https://mailchi.mp/berkeley.edu/berkeley-igs-poll-2022-11-primary-election-preferences-1186216

    163. Bitterlaw says:

      I hope the Trafalgar polls are right and both are headed in the right direction. I just think Oz has a better chance to win than Mastriano.

    164. DW says:

      Bitter, the Mets tried hard to give the Phillies a 2-2 four game series, but the Phils just wouldn’t hear of it.

      Not much else the Mets could do after starting a rookie for his debut, and not pulling him until he had given up 7 earned runs.

    165. Bitterlaw says:

      The Mets are a much better team this season. I hate them. I hate their fans. All I can hope for is a black cat running across their dugout in the World Series.

    166. DW says:

      176 – something always happens to the Mets Bitter, so I am not planning any World Series celebrations.

      My guess is after a stellar year, their closer will fall apart and end the season, like in 2015.

      What I don’t get about yesterday’s game is the Phillies pitcher throws a high and tight curveball to Mark Cahna, and he knocks it out of the yard to tie the game at 7, then the next time he’s up its like, hey that pitch should have worked, lets throw it to him again, and boom a second homer to win it.

    167. DW says:

      And for what its worth Bitter, if the Phillies get the wild-card and I think they will, and they advance to the World Series, I would root for them as a fan of the National League. I still wish we didn’t have the DH, but not much I can do about it.

    168. Bitterlaw says:

      Pitchers are a strange breed. I was at a concert during the last 2 innings. When I saw the Phillies were up 8-7, I thought the closer (not that they have a real closer) could hold it. That is why I don’t bet on sports.

    169. DW says:

      The biggest (pun intended) argument against the DH is that if the National League had started it six years ago, Bartolo Colon would have never homered.

    170. Bitterlaw says:

      I hate the DH. I think that the main impact has been lengthening games. I saw a Mets batter yesterday who looked like a 300 pound offensive lineman. I bet he doesn’t even own a glove.

    171. DW says:

      Yeah, that guy looks WORSE than Bartolo Colon running around the bases…I don’t care if he can hit at all, its an embarrassment to have a guy on the team who looks more suited for professional wrestling.

    172. Bitterlaw says:

      With his speed, he can turn a triple into a single. But the Mets are rolling and if he doesn’t have a heart attack running to first, he may get a WS ring.

    173. DW says:

      Yeah, imagine that guy trying to cover center field, routine fly balls would become triples or inside the park homers.

    174. Wes says:

      Well, guys, I’m about to take another cat to the vet. This will probably be the last time I have to take her, but I’m hoping for a miracle.

      Wish me luck.l

    175. jason says:

      wes, I hope you will have the opportunity to take her more times to the vet.

    176. jason says:

      Still have not seen a Mastriano ad.”

      Highways around here are flooded with Mastriano outdoor ads featuring Shapiro and Biden and skewering them on taxes, gas prices, health care, etc.

      Not one on social issues.

      Mastriano has gotten the message that tying Shapiro to Biden is a winner.

    177. Bitterlaw says:

      Good luck, Wes. It takes a strong man to love a cat. I wish both of you the best. At least she has the strength from eating real food.

    178. Phil says:

      Good luck, Wes. Lost our precious dog of 14 1/2 years about two months ago. We adopted another a month ago and quickly became super attached to him and he to us. Anyone who doesn’t have the capacity to love animals can go f themselves.

    179. jason says:

      14 1/2 years is a good run for a dog.

      The other extreme is Tgca’s fish which have an average life expectancy of 3 days.

    180. Phil says:

      Yes, it was a helluva run….especially for a larger dog. He was diagnosed with cancer and could have gone on longer, but of course we weren’t going to put him through painful treatments at that age. He had a great life with lots of love.

    181. jason says:

      The world needs reliable sources….

      Remember when Amoral Scumbag (and Brian) thought Avenatti was the moral compass of America…

      https://twitter.com/cruadin/status/1561394828289753100

    182. jason says:

      Woman is completely unhinged…

      “GOP Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz have “made themselves unfit for future office,” Rep. Liz Cheney tells @jonkarl
      .

    183. Wes says:

      It was no surprise. They recommended exactly what I feared. Damn.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X791IzOwt3Q

    184. Gordon Allen says:

      I’m so sorry Phil. When we lost our beloved Maltese Eddie at Age 9 1/2 from Cancer it was an indescribably painful experience. Eddie was the gamest little guy who ever walked this earth. He lasted longer than the vet ever imagined, and we are both certain he did so because he loved his life with us, and didn’t want to leave us because he didn’t want to fail or disappoint us. At the very end we told him he never would leave us.
      Our current Toy Poodle Edie in fact was named in memory of Eddie, and our Maltese Ernie. Both are fantastically spoiled( which is the whole point), perhaps even more than Eddie, who we wished we spoiled more.

    185. Wes says:

      Thanks for the well wishing, guys. Unfortunately the doctor told me she couldn’t do anything. I had gone in expecting that but hoping for a miracle. It hurts having to do this over and over again. I just wish pets had longer lives. They take a little bit of our hearts every time we have to say goodbye.

    186. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Rasmussen(less) has jumped the shark. Today, he has Biden’s approval at 47%. Three days ago it was 42%.This is Biden’s highest approval in the Ras Poll since 09/06/21.
      Has Ras pulled a Drudge and sold its Company?

    187. jason says:

      Sorry wes.

    188. Bitterlaw says:

      Sorry about the bad news, Wes.

    189. Phil says:

      Very sorry, Wes. I know that wasn’t what you wanted to hear. We don’t have them long and we know the dreaded day has to come. Very tough day.

      We adopted our newest dog and were offered a puppy that we felt was perfect. We passed, however, and adopted a six year old from the local shelter instead. Because of his age no one wanted him and he needed a home. Also, even though we won’t have him as long the deal is I’m 70 and my wife is older and not in good health. We felt with a puppy it would very possibly outlive us and we didn’t want to leave it an orphan. Some would laugh at that, but it was a major consideration for us.

    190. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      New conservative group gets $1.6 billion donation to spend in midterms and beyond
      The beneficiary is a new conservative nonprofit, The Marble Freedom Trust, captained by Leonard Leo
      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-conservative-group-gets-1-6-billion-donation

      Barre Seid made the donation. I never heard of him.

    191. Phil says:

      Rasmussen is statistical noise, sheeple.

    192. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Wes
      I am so sorry for you. I lost my beloved dog, Cuji, in late March. I still cry daily about my loss. The Cuje became part of my soul after 14 years.

    193. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      According to daverific at predictit.com, Trafalgar has Vance(R) +5 in its Ohio Poll.

    194. Phil says:

      Fauci announces retirement date to be in December.

      How convenient. I guess that’s one way to avoid answering questions from a Republican controlled House committee. Again, very convenient.

    195. EML says:

      New Trafalgar poll is:

      Vance 49.5
      Ryan 44.9

      DeWine 53.8
      Whaley 37.9

    196. Phil says:

      Vance will win in Ohio, sheeple.

      The vulnerable R seats are Pa and Wisconsin. I think Johnson hangs on. Right now, I believe Republicans have a better than even shot at Nevada unless Dems steal it with ballot their legalized harvesting. Arizona is uphill due to lack of $$. Kelly will outspend Masters 5-1 and Mitch isn’t going to help Masters one bit. Masters isn’t someone McConnell can control, so he’s fine seeing him go down the drain. Walker has a chance in Georgia, but in there McConnell is a definite drag.

    197. Gordon Allen says:

      Phil,I actually was pleased with the Arizona poll
      1 These polls are skew Dem anyway,but even more in the summer. There were contested primaries in Srizona Ohio, and PA that take awhile to recover from.
      If OZ is only 5 down in PA,Masters has a real shot in Arizona.
      Does anyone know about New Hampshire? Hassan is not really strong there. Who is the NH GOP candidate?

    198. Tina says:

      Vance never trailed her baris.

      It won’t be close

    199. Tgca says:

      Wes

      So sorry to hear about your pet.

      Pets are part of a family and play a crucial part of family life. They have their unique personalities and forge a strong bond with their caretakers, often stronger than bonds among humans.

      I was blessed to have a dog that lived a few months into her 18th year so she had a good long life but I still think of her daily though it’s been 3 years since she passed so you’ll know that the grief will subside with time and the fond memories will endure forever.

      God Bless.

    200. Tgca says:

      200

      Phil

      It’s not silly at all! I have made arrangements in my will for my dog and set aside a trust for her care. She is only 10 so she could live another 7 or 8 years if her genes permit. It’s horrible to see pets abandoned to a shelter, especially older ones.

      I thought of getting another puppy after my older dog passed but it’s at least a 15 year commitment and I decided against it for now.

      I may adopt another older dog though as I periodically check out the local shelters’ sites.

    201. Phil says:

      Yeah, as Baris tweeted today Mitch and his establishment friends allowed themselves to be duped once again by their establishment consultants into wasting resources on a race that Baris and the few other credible pollsters could have told them was in the bag. Instead, they chose and are choosing to ignore other winnable races like Nevada, Georgia and Arizona.

      The GOP establishment is clueless. Schumer smiles.

    202. Tgca says:

      Another setback for DOJ and Garland’s reputation.

      Judge Reinhart formally rejects DOJ argument to keep Trump affidavit sealed, calls raid ‘unprecedented’

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/reinhart-formally-rejects-doj-argument-to-keep-trump-affidavit-sealed-calls-raid-unprecedented

    203. Phil says:

      Good for you Tgca. The last thing you want is for your precious pet to live out his life in a loveless shelter. Kudos, brother.

    204. Wes says:

      Thanks to all of you. It’s been a horrible day.

      Tg, you’re doing a great thing for your dog. More owners should be as thoughtful as you about their pets.

      Phil and Sheeple, I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your dogs. They clearly had loving owners who cherished all the time you shared with them.

    205. Dylan says:

      And McConnell is not up unfortunately until 2026, so he gets to coast through 3 more election cycles trying to sink certain nominees he doesn’t like. And he will be in his mid 80’s then so he may yet decide not to run. No justice. . . .

    206. DW says:

      Sorry for your loss Wes, that is very hard to go through.

    207. Dylan says:

      Wes–Sorry about your cat. I lost my last remaining cat (age 21) in March. I still come in the house looking for her before I realize “oh yeah, she’s gone”— she was such a part of my household for so long–vaya con gato dios.

    208. Bitterlaw says:

      Why would McConnell not want to take the Senate Majority? Think, people.

    209. Tgca says:

      So my 5 baby Endlers are now big enough for me to distinguish their gender. It looks like 3 boys and 2 girls. They grew so fast in a few weeks since I noticed them in the tank as mere little specks floating about.

      I’ll house them all together in a few weeks with the other Endlers for a total of 10, 6 females and 4 males.

      These dudes are horny little buggers and become sexually mature in about 2 months so I could end up with a lot more babies.

      We shall see.

      https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0311/3149/files/male_and_female_endler_s_livebearer.jpg?v=1633126227

    210. Phil says:

      I don’t know, bitter. Why did he hold up the stimulus bill the entire month before the Georgia Senate runoff races knowing losing both races would cost the majority? Did that make sense if he was so interested in being majority leader?

      McConnell answers to the establishment Republican donor class…and they are completely out of touch with the new Republican Party voters.

      The establishment Republicans desperately want to go back to the days when they were in complete control of the Party. They need to get it through their thick skulls that the Party rank in file isn’t the same as a decade ago. Ask the Bushes and Cheneys how that is working out for them. Ask Pence and Haley who are dead in the water for 2024. They’ll get their donations from the donor class but the only thing the rank in file will give them is the finger. Ask Liz how all that donor $$ worked out for her when the rank in file voters couldn’t stand her.

    211. Bitterlaw says:

      Did it make sense for Trump to try to blow up the stimulus bill for more money after he had already expressed agreement with s lower amount? Face it, Phil. This civil war in the GOP only helps Democrats. All Republicans need each other to win.

    212. Gordon Allen says:

      TGCA. We also have a Trust for our Edie and Ernie( we don’t consider them pets but family),and Trustees,and Successor Trustees just in case( the new parents).
      They just turned 10 and we hope to outlive them,but we’ll also be desolate when they’re gone.
      I don’t think they want to survive us though and live w anybody else.

    213. Phil says:

      Tell it to Mitch but sadly, he and his establishment types have no use for the kinds of working class voters Trump picked up in 2016. They have no desire to grow the party in that direction. Apparently, the McCain and Romney style losses are preferable to winning. Guys like Paul Ryan didn’t have control of the Republican Party during the age of Trump and they can’t bear it. Bush, Cheney, Romney, Ryan types are losers. This isn’t the year 2000 any longer.

    214. Tina says:

      Mitchie answers to China.

      It is so obvious.

      But honestly, if they get a majority, he will only continue to do Biden’s bidding.

      Do you think he will touch impeachment?

      Maybe a select committee looking into Fraudci?

      Ensuring that Biden did not utilize the fib/department of unjustice to go after political opponents?

    215. Tina says:

      Baris concurs with this tweet. He indicates that Mitchie and Luntz tenant continue to spend in Ohio because they were duped by “bad polling” the last 3 cycles.

      Quote Tweet

      Caleb Brunson
      @ImCalebBrunson
      · 2h
      Replying to @Peoples_Pundit
      We all knew this to be true. Frankly, I’d say the race was decided when Vance got the nomination in May. Ohio is a red state after all.

      GOP’s focus for Senate races needs to be AZ, GA, NV, NH, and PA.

    216. Dylan says:

      And it’s not like the establishment GOP had any real powerful showing in 2000/2004. 2000 was a dead heat that Gore easily could have won, and 2004 was an anemic electoral college victory with no expansion of the map. So i am fine if the GOPe gets flushed cause the reality is they havent won a decisive election since 1988′

    217. DW says:

      “havent won a decisive election since 1988”

      Okay, but even this isn’t honest. Bush 41 won on the platform of giving Reagan a third term.

    218. Tgca says:

      223

      …and I thought I was the only one besides rich old widows who provided for their pets via a trust.

      Live and learn.

    219. Gordon Allen says:

      Family,not pets. And we’re the parents,not the owners.
      They told us to clarify those things.

    220. Gordon Allen says:

      Bush won by 2 points over John Kerry,a leftist Democrat from Massachusetts with the personality of a cactus brush. A switch of 60,000 votes in Ohio and it would have been President John Kerry.
      We have nominated awful candidates for years,but we generally carried the suburban vote. So much for that.
      I believe Trump set us on the right course by going for the working class, and more minority votes. The Establishment is clueless about this need.
      The problem w Trump now is he is a personal lightning rod,fairly or not,and turns off too many suburbanites.
      We don’t need to carry them like we did,but I think we need someone smoother w a slightly less in your face persona, but with similar approaches.
      I fear he has a hard ceiling in the 46-47 range,and we need a mite more.

    221. Chicon says:

      Wes, I’m sorry to here about the loss of your cat. Been through it with dogs, and it is no fun.

      Take care.

    222. Tgca says:

      230. Gordy

      It depends where you live. In CA, you refer to it as being a canine guardian, in AL it’s pets, and in China, its food.

      Another reason we should treat China as our number one threat!

      Save the dogs!

    223. Tgca says:

      Gordy

      I always think of dogs like toddlers that never grow up. They stay like a 3-year old kid forever. Always so happy to see you and willing to please and a joy to be around.

      My dog has her own bedroom with a REAL human bed and 6 other doggy beds throughout the house yet she still insists on climbing into my bed at night. She is extremely persistent so I gave up over the years kicking her out of the bed. At least she usually stays on one side. She’s about 40 pounds and medium build so if she stretches out she is quite the bed hog.

      I have a friend and her husband who have the same problem with their lab. He sleeps at the bottom of their bed.

      Even if I close the bedroom door she pushes it open by pulling down on the handle so I know when I wake up in the morning, she’ll be there.

      It’s rather comical that she insists on sleeping in the bed. My other dog was not like that at all.

    224. Tina says:

      Tom Bevan

      @TomBevanRCP
      · 11h
      After this weekend, the odds that Mitch McConnell will be the Majority Leader if the GOP wins back the Senate in November have decreased rather significantly.

    225. Cash Cow TM says:

      Wes,

      Sorry about your cat.
      The pets sure grow on ya, and often become good friends/companions to the humans.

    226. Cash Cow TM says:

      “…
      Rubio 1%
      Hogan 1%
      T. Scott 0%
      Youngkin 0%
      Cotton 0%
      Christie 0%”

      –Chistie is a sandwich
      –Rubio sounds like it should be a sandwich–maybe a Reuben with onion
      –Cotton is a non-starter. His name triggers people about slaves picking cotton in the south before the civil war.
      –Hogan’s supporters could be called Hogan’s Heros

    227. Tina says:

      Wes, sorry to hear this. We put our cat down right after the new year.

    228. Tina says:

      Daniel Chaitin

      @danielchaitin7
      ·
      1h
      John Solomon says his website has obtained correspondence between various parties showing the Biden White House was deeply involved in the “early instigation” of the documents criminal probe

    229. Wes says:

      DW, Dylan, Chicon, Tina, Cash Cow, Jason, Phil, Tgca, and Bitterlaw, along with everyone else, I want to thank you for the well wishes. I took a break from politics today because of what I had to decide for her, but I know she’s no longer suffering. That’s the best thing I can say about losing my four-legged family member.

      I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your condolences. My heart goes out to each of you who’ve lost a fur child too. There are few things as sad as such a heartbreaking loss.

      Best wishes to all of you and thank you.

    230. NYCmike says:

      “Wasn’t Tarkanian one of NYC’s favorite deadenders in NV.”

      -No, but if he had won, I had no reason to be against him, as these sorts of issues hadn’t been brought up in the past.

      Also, the Tarkanian I am seeing in the article is a woman, I thought the Tarkanian that had run was a man.

      Did he convert?

    231. Phil says:

      Wes, tough day, my friend. Take some time to heal and then, when you feel you are ready, adopt another one. There are a lot of animals out there that can sure use the type of caring and love someone like you provides.

    232. Tgca says:

      Jadon needs to get on the phone with McConnell to personally get his assurance about voting integrity so he can vote again in PA.

      Today Mitchie said:

      “Election fraud, there is some,” McConnell said. “It happens occasionally. But our democracy is solid. And of the things we need to worry about, I wouldn’t be worried about that one.”

      https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/mitch-mcconnell-republican/2022/08/22/id/1084111/

    233. NYCmike says:

      A little late, Wes, but sorry for your loss.

      My wife is set on getting another dog, but I am reluctant, having had to be the person who accompanied our dog Ruby and cat Callie to their final vet visits. It wasn’t easy.

      Stay well.

    234. NYCmike says:

      “But Amoral Scumbag thinks Ron Johnson believes in conspiracy theories.”

      -Robbie’s hatred of Ron Johnson is really out of left field. I’m still trying to figure out where Johnson thought something wrong. He and Grassley have done good work trying to shed some light on government wrongdoing the past 6 years. Not very succesful, but not from lack of trying.

    235. NYCmike says:

      I am aware that all of you are thrilled to be reading some of my comments, but they are even more amazing on the n/t!