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    Vance Leads in OH, Laxlat Leads in NV, Oz Trails in PA

    The Trafalgar Group has released polls for three competitive US Senate races that show Republican candidates leading in both Ohio and Nevada while they trail in Pennsylvania.

    US SENATE – OHIO (Trafalgar)
    JD Vance (R) 50%
    Tim Ryan (D) 45%

    US SENATE – PENNSYLVANIA (Trafalgar)
    John Fetterman (D) 48%
    Mehmet Oz (R) 44%

    US SENATE – NEVADA (Trafalgar)
    Adam Laxalt (R) 47%
    Catherine Cortez Masto (D-inc) 44%

    The NV and PA polls were done August 15-18 while the OH poll was done August 16-19, all among likely voters.

    Posted by Dave at 10:09 pm
    Filed under: General | Comments (830)

    830 Responses to “Vance Leads in OH, Laxlat Leads in NV, Oz Trails in PA”

    1. NYCmike says:

      Frist!

    2. NYCmike says:

      Come on OZ! Be a bit more real than the little man behind the curtain! Get out of the country club and hammer Fetterman as a leftist Biden clone, and come here in November to make Robbie eat crow!

    3. Tgca says:

      Tres Bebe! Tres!

    4. NYCmike says:

      https://ace.mu.nu/archives/400594.php

      -Can’t say I disagree with much that is written at the link……I definitely don’t understand why Tim Scott went easy on the FBI. Their history with MLK and other black leaders during the 60’s was not very exemplary. Why give them such leeway when they were clearly in the wrong?

    5. NYCmike says:

      “President Trump rightly called out McConnell.

      “Why do Republicans Senators allow a broken down hack politician, Mitch McConnell, to openly disparage hard working Republican candidates for the United States Senate,” he wrote on Truth Social. “This is such an affront to honor and to leadership. He should spend more time (and money!) helping them get elected, and less time helping his crazy wife and family get rich on China.””

      -This is the best part from that link.

      “and less time helping his crazy wife and family get rich on China.”

    6. NYCmike says:

      This part from Mollie Hemingway was also good!

      “Herschel Walker, Mehmet Oz, J.D. Vance, and Blake Masters are successful and impressive people in a variety of careers. Even the more traditional politicians running for re-election — Ron Johnson and Marco Rubio — are among the better senators in office. Adam Laxalt, running against an incumbent Nevada Democrat, is a highly decorated former Naval officer and Iraq War veteran. He was an incredibly successful attorney general in Nevada.
      These are not bad candidates! If you can’t work with this level of quality, you can’t work with anyone. And they’re running against a crop of extreme and discredited candidates that a competent Republican leader should have no problem talking about, given the slightest opportunity. John Fetterman, an ostensibly grown man running for the Senate from Pennsylvania, is still supported by his parents. Raphael Warnock, trying to keep his Georgia seat, is a troubled man with an extreme voting record. Mark Kelly has envious funding but an extreme voting record and the personality of a fish.”

    7. Tgca says:

      This unbelievable!

      So the Biden WH counsel was working with NARA, FBI, and DOJ on what led to the Trump RAID after all.

      Biden admin taking the position they can eliminate Trump’s claim to executive privilege.

      This is beyond corrupt! If the courts don’t rule against this, then we are forever lost as a nation and the US Constitution no longer has any meaning.

      https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/all-things-trump/biden-white-house-facilitated-dojs-criminal-probe-against-trump

    8. jason says:

      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?”

      No, moron, it is his wife. With his approval as you can read in the article.

    9. jason says:

      Come on OZ! Be a bit more real than the little man behind the curtain! Get out of the country club and hammer Fetterman as a leftist Biden clone, and come here in November to make Robbie eat crow!”

      There are some tough ads attacking Fetterman on channels like History and Discovery (I don’t watch network TV).

      There is an unflattering picture of Fetterman (not hard to find) and hard hitting depictions of him as far left, defund the police, let criminals go free, etc.

      Much better than Fetterman’s “Oz has several houses” BS.

    10. jason says:

      “Herschel Walker, Mehmet Oz, J.D. Vance, and Blake Masters are successful and impressive people in a variety of careers. Even the more traditional politicians running for re-election — Ron Johnson and Marco Rubio — are among the better senators in office. Adam Laxalt, running against an incumbent Nevada Democrat, is a highly decorated former Naval officer and Iraq War veteran. He was an incredibly successful attorney general in Nevada.
      These are not bad candidates! If you can’t work with this level of quality, you can’t work with anyone. And they’re running against a crop of extreme and discredited candidates that a competent Republican leader should have no problem talking about, given the slightest opportunity. John Fetterman, an ostensibly grown man running for the Senate from Pennsylvania, is still supported by his parents. Raphael Warnock, trying to keep his Georgia seat, is a troubled man with an extreme voting record. Mark Kelly has envious funding but an extreme voting record and the personality of a fish.”

      Damm, Amoral Scumbag hardest hit.

    11. Phil says:

      6

      Nice find, mike.

      It’s hard enough to win elections. Thanks for all your help, Mitch. I can’t wait until his ass is gone. Republicans don’t have the WH so that makes McConnell the face of the party. Yuk What an anchor he is. So Mitch thinks Fetterman and Warnock are good candidates?

    12. NYCmike says:

      “With his approval as you can read in the article.”

      -Going biblical!

    13. Tgca says:

      This is funny!

      Mocks and ridicules Cheney and is right on point, one of the most unethical and evil men in American politics.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/russell-brand-slays-dick-cheney/

    14. Bitterlaw says:

      Brand is an anti-Israel activist and socialist. He is funny as a comedian. Both can be true.

    15. Hugh says:

      But for the margin of fraud Oz should win by a few points. High likelihood the dems in desperation will try to replace fetterman.

    16. Phil says:

      Hugh

      Replacing Fetterman looks more and more possible. Depends on the polling in September and October however. Schumer will make the call depending on where the race is. Democrats will do whatever it takes. They have Lamb waiting in the wings. No way they let this seat go if Fetterman begins to falter polling wise. It won’t depend on whether Fetherman is capable of serving. It will be based on whether he can win regardless of whether he would be able to do the job as Senator. Democrats play to win, baby.

      Oh, and the hack Pennsylvania Supreme Court will clear the way legally to make any swithcheroo the Democrats care to make and however they care to make it.

    17. Tgca says:

      I don’t agree with all of Brand’s positions but he does not just follow the normal socialistic model which you see in America, especially its yoots. He often stands for things that can be seen as libertarian as well. His support of Trump”s claims has frustrated and confounded many because you would not expect an activist for the poor or drug-addicted to align with Trump on certain issues. He also goes after the Dems rather harshly too.

      I think he generally comes across as well informed and articulate compared to the vast majority of celebrities, whether you agree with him or not. He seems to have a genuine interest in his activism compared to many celebrities selling themselves for the issue of the moment. That may be because of his personal experiences with the issues he advocates for.

      I don’t agree with him on Israel but I think he has brought up some legitimate issues that can be debated. Questioning Israel’s action should not necessarily be seen as anti-Israel or anti-Semitic, as Israel often does deserve criticism.

      I whole-heartedly support Israel but they do routinely work against American interests or take advantage of us. There are NO true friends among nations, just shared interests at best.

      That all being said, I think Brand is funny and very good at making fun of the privileged and generally comes across as likeable.

    18. jason says:

      Brand is an anti-Israel activist and socialist.”

      Right, and Tgca’s long BS post doesn’t change that.

      And it doesn’t make Brand “well informed”.

      Quite the contrary, socialists are poorly informed and Brand’s anti-Israel positions are shameful.

    19. jason says:

      Oh, and the hack Pennsylvania Supreme Court will clear the way legally to make any swithcheroo the Democrats care to make and however they care to make it.”

      I am not so sure Dems can find a better candidate at this point.

      Fetterman is only ahead because of the perception that his a “working class” guy, even though he has never really worked and his positions would cost hundreds of thousands of working class jobs in PA.

      This blue collar vote might not follow the new candidate. Connor Lamb would have been a good candidate for the Dems had he won the primary, but he lost big and is now damaged goods, and having called Fetterman a “socialist” the moonbats might not want him.

      I think the Dems are stuck with Fetterman unless he has another stroke.

    20. jason says:

      Fetterman has taken a lot of extreme positions, and Oz needs to exploit them.

    21. Phil says:

      If Fetterman looks like a loser in early October due to his incoherence they will replace him IMO, Jason.

    22. Phil says:

      If Fetterman looks like a loser in early October due to his incoherence they will replace him IMO, Jason.

    23. Phil says:

      I base my prediction on Democratic moves in the past, Jason. NJ Senate race, 2002. The Dem sitting Senator was tied to scandal and was trailing the Republican challenger by 7-10 pts. What did they do? Just arbitrarily replaced him on the ballot. No precedent or anything. They just did it – and the NJ Supreme Court dominated by Democrats signed off on it. Their candidate on the ballot didn’t die or have a stroke. He was simply behind. That was all it took. LOL

    24. Bitterlaw says:

      Oz needs to point out that Fetterman’s “only house” was but chased from his sister for $1. Which raises the question, who paid her for what the house was really worth?

    25. Bitterlaw says:

      Purchased.

    26. Tgca says:

      18

      Typical response from Jadon.

      If I don’t agree with your post, it’s all BS.

      We all know the MO.

      I did not say Brand didn’t embrace socialism. My point was he is different then typical socialists because he also embraces beliefs that align with the GOP which is unusual for socialists, who generally are strongly opposed to the GOP arguments.

      That was my point.

      I also think he is better informed then most on issues including people in this forum who criticize him who spout more “feelings than facts” on a routine basis.

      As for Israel, history shows Israel often does take advantage of the US and that’s why I don’t believe nations have friends but rather countries with shared interests.

      The US should trust NO nation completely and Vice-versa.

    27. jason says:

      If Fetterman looks like a loser in early October due to his incoherence they will replace him IMO, Jason.”

      I doubt it.

      And if they did, I doubt it would help the Dems very much at that point.

      And PA is not NJ. Yet.

    28. jason says:

      My point was he is different then typical socialists”

      Zzzzzz…Translation: he is a socialist.

      As for Israel, history shows Israel often does take advantage’

      Zzzzz… Translation: Brand is shamefully anti-Israel.

      The rest is drivel and garbage.

    29. jason says:

      I don’t believe nations have friends but rather countries with shared interests.”

      What a load of stinking crap.

      Nations have allies.

      Israel is our ally. Period. No “qualification” needed.

      Nations can be described as friendly or unfriendly, nothing wrong with that, and any moron besides Tgca should understand the difference.

      Brand’s anti-Israel positions are wrong. No convoluted parsing and double speak BS changes that.

    30. jason says:

      I also think he is better informed then most on issues ”

      I think anti-Israel socialists are poorly informed on the issues.

      Others can disagree.

    31. Tgca says:

      For the dumbazz Mitchie who blindly follow him and think he has the interests of the GOP at heart, this is worth repeating.

      Yesterday 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/

    32. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “@DanCrenshawTX
      US House candidate, TX-02

      Think about the dual-personality disorder this administration has demonstrated on energy policy:

      They demonize oil producers for killing the planet.. then beg them to produce more.. then impose regulations to stop that production.. all while promising to end their industry.”

    33. jason says:

      The US should trust NO nation completely and Vice-versa.”

      Really asinine straw argument.

    34. jason says:

      So “we” lose Nadler or Maloney or both tonight?

    35. Tom says:

      33. SDC – Biden just wants to get the price of gas down by November. Then let it skyrocket again after the mid-terms. Sadly, too many people are gullible enough to fall for it.

    36. EML says:

      Left wing think tank Data For Progress has a poll out for today’s NY-19 special election that shows Republican Marc Molinaro leading Democrat Pat Ryan 53-45.

      https://www.filesforprogress.org/datasets/2022/8/dfp_ny_19_2022s_toplines.pdf

    37. Tgca says:

      30

      Israel blackmailed the U.S. during the Gulf War not to intervene when Iraq was trying to provoke a larger war.

      Israel has spied on the US a number of times. It’s famous spy stole military secrets for Israel.

      Israel has spied on US politicians in the past as well.

      Call it allies or aligned national interests or whatever you want but these are not friends.

      Nations don’t have friends.

    38. Gordon Allen says:

      I believe it was Metternich, or Talleyrand who said “nations have no permanent allies, or permanent enemies, but only permanent interests”;
      I recall Russia and China being ‘Allies” in WW2, and Germany and Japan being enemies. Seems like the script has been flipped, and serves as a case in point for the above premise.

    39. Tgca says:

      39. Gordy

      Agreed!

      My point is that though Israel is an ally, they should be subject to legitimate criticism when truly warranted.

      The US has also spied on its allies. Most recently famously when it bugged phones if European leaders during the Obama years. The US deserved condemnation for that.

      …and don’t forget the US allied with Russia during WW2 and let them carve up parts of Europe into communist territories, one of the worst mistakes the US ever made.

    40. Tgca says:

      36. Tom

      Yep! It’s a game.

      People are there own worst enemies at times.

      The GOP has its share too with those that follow McConnell, who I think is acting like a Liz Cheney behind the scenes. He desperately wants to keep Trump and his MAGA supporters from power even if it means the GOP does not get the Senate majority.

      Either way, he still keeps his position and power in DC so it makes no difference to him.

    41. jason says:

      Neville Allen and Tgca, the Putin sycophant toadies, agree that Israel is bad and Putin is good.

      Zzzzzzz….what a surprise.

    42. jason says:

      Of course alliances change over time. Another monumentally stupid straw argument made by ignoramuses.

      It does not change the fact Israel is our ally now, and Putin is our enemy now.

      I know this is a shock for the Putin appeasers.

    43. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Fetterman(D-PA) is really sleazy. I guess that makes him the perfect Democrat. Bitter & jason– what do you think of this story?

      https://freebeacon.com/democrats/abuse-of-your-mayoral-authority-fetterman-allegedly-ordered-cop-to-dig-up-dirt-on-political-rival/

    44. Tgca says:

      42

      Again, idiotic arguments from a low information non-voter who resorts to attempted character assassination because he lacks a coherent defense for his position.

      No one here is an APPEASER! You sound like the leftists that scream RACIST when they can’t debate intelligently. It’s your MO and everyone here knows that.

      But you are on record for supporting ABORTION rights and protecting ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS in the US from deportation and allowing them to receive benefits.

      That’s the difference!

      We can be against Russia but disagree on the approach’s to deal with it where you are aligned with most Dems on ABORTION and ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

      You’re NOT a REAL conservative. A capitalist but NOT a conservative.

    45. jason says:

      you are aligned with most Dems on ABORTION and ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.”

      “when they can’t debate intelligently”

      Whenever Tgca is caught with his head all the way up Putin’s ass he tries to dodge by talking about abortion.

      Pathetic.

    46. jason says:

      You’re NOT a REAL conservative. A capitalist but NOT a conservative”

      As opposed to you, who is neither one.

      Conservatives are for limited government and self reliance.

      You are for big government and rent control and free everything.

      And no whining, remember you said I was aligned with Dems on abortion and illegal immigration, so by that same token you are a big government socialist.

    47. Tgca says:

      46

      Well that takes brass balls.

      We’re talking about a celebrity’s commentary and Israel, and Jadon turns it into a Pootin APPEASER show fest then accuses others of calling him out on aligning with Dems.

    48. Tgca says:

      47

      Nice talking points but you will find no posts where I advocate for BIG gubbermint which you yourself benefited by when coming to the US from that chithole country.

      A major role of gubbermint is to provide a safety net for the truly needy so they do not suffer from disease, poverty, and crime. Without that, the vast majority of Americans would still be poor.

      You claim you come from simple means but you seem to have forgotten that after benefitting from the generosity of the American people.

      No surprise. Most liberals you align with on ABORTION and ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION also seem to forget where they came from once they attained celebrity status.

    49. Tina says:

      Wow fetterman has plunged. Was it do to his leftist policies or the issue last week when he emerged, or both?

    50. Bitterlaw says:

      Oz is finally hitting back with ads quoting Fetterman supporting sanctuary cities and wanting to release 1/3 of prisoners. Fetterman’s ads generally claim Oz is a rich guy trying to buy a Senate seat. He does not say what he would actually do. It is funny that Fetterman claimed he reformed the Lt. Governor’s Office – a position nobody cares about.

    51. Phil says:

      Fetterman hasn’t plunged.

      He was never up anywhere near where the summer polls had him.

      University polls taken in the summer. Same old story. Those two factors ALWAYS inflate Democratic numbers. Just like the ridiculous summer college poll numbers that showed Hillary and Biden leading Trump by double digits. Never was the case.

    52. EML says:

      Fetterman has said that the only reason he ran for LG was so he could sit on the Board of Pardons and free prisoners.

    53. EML says:

      Pew Research

      Biden Job Approval
      Approve 37%
      Disapprove 60%

      Approve/Disapprove
      Men: 34/64
      Women: 40/57
      White: 31/67
      Black: 52/44
      Hispanic: 47/50
      Asian: 49/50

      https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2022/08/23/perceptions-of-biden-and-views-of-trumps-future/

    54. Phil says:

      Damn. Pew

      Horrible numbers.

    55. jason says:

      and Jadon turns it into a Pootin APPEASER show fest then accuses others of calling him out on aligning with Dems.”

      Hilarious.

      I guess Tgca doesn’t read his own clown posts.

      “where you are aligned with most Dems on ABORTION and ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION”

    56. DW says:

      Wow, a Pew poll that didn’t stink.

    57. jason says:

      Maybe Biden’s “good week” is over.

    58. jason says:

      which you yourself benefited by when coming to the US from that chithole country.”

      that after benefitting from the generosity of the American people.”

      I bet I have contributed more to the US than you will in 5 lifetimes. GFY.

      I am as American as you are. GFY.

      I put myself in harm’s way for America. Have you?
      GFY.

    59. Phil says:

      The Pew numbers certainly don’t reflect the drop in gas prices. I’m a little surprised Biden didn’t get more out of the relief at the gas pump. What doesn’t surprise me is that the passage of his BBB didn’t help him. It isn’t popular with Independents.

    60. DW says:

      FOOD prices are still sky high because of the previous gas prices that were even more sky high than they are now.

      Bottom line is that inflation and its affect on the electorate is not measure by gasoline alone.

    61. jason says:

      Gas dropped but it is still much higher than before.

      Still $4.25 around here, although if I want to drive 30 miles I can get it for $3.65 in Maryland.

    62. Tina says:

      The food inflation is a killer. Highest since 1979.

    63. jason says:

      But according to Amoral Scumbag, Oz is the “bad” candidate.

      “In a heated 2009 mayoral campaign, Braddock solicitor Lawrence Shields accused Fetterman of “abuse of your mayoral authority” for ordering a Braddock cop to obtain a police report from a 2004 domestic incident involving Fetterman’s challenger, Jayme Cox. Braddock city council members called for Fetterman’s arrest for violating state laws regarding the handling of criminal information in cases where charges are dropped.

      Three years later, Fetterman cast the tie-breaking vote—his only vote in 13 years as Braddock mayor—to fire Shields as solicitor, purportedly to save money in the borough’s budget. Fetterman said he was an “enthusiastic yes” in favor of ousting Shields. Shields and Fetterman’s campaign did not respond to requests for comment about whether the earlier criticism of Fetterman was a factor in Shields’s firing.

      The incident is another black mark on Fetterman’s tenure as mayor of the dilapidated steel town, which the progressive candidate has touted on the campaign trail as evidence of his blue collar bona fides. In 2013, Fetterman pulled a shotgun on an unarmed black jogger he wrongly suspected of firing a gun near his house. The jogger, Christopher Miyares, said Fetterman aimed a shotgun at his chest. Fetterman admitted in a television interview that he “may have broken the law,” but he has refused to apologize for the incident”

    64. jason says:

      All the staples are much higher.

      Bacon, scrapple, country ham, pork chops, sausage, hog maws, you name it.

    65. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason came to the US legally and served this country. That matters.

    66. Phil says:

      So we the taxpayers get to eat 10K worth of student debt per borrower.

      I’d be interested to see how this polls.

      I see Biden extending the moratorium on payback another four months – coincidently through the election.

      Terrific.

    67. Dylan says:

      I finally watched the Oz “crudite” commercial. It’s not so much that his use of the word “crudite” is a smidge elitist and out of touch–it is. . . .but I was taken aback at how poorly planned the commercial was. Oz is walking up to the veggie section of the market and haphazardly picking up things that in the aggregate weren’t really that expensive or over the top. Is $20 for raw veggies so outrageous? if you want to show out of control inflation, how about go to the meat counter, how about go to the cereal aisle and lampoon the shrinkflation, or highlight what a gallon of milk costs now or a dozen eggs.

      I think his advisors let him down and he didn’t have enough sense to see that his focus on the crudite missed the mark. Goes to show how little any of these folks or their teams know.

      All that said, I have no real understanding as to why the PA electorate is open to having a guy like Fetteerman represent them in an important position like US Senator. OZ may be a carpet bagger he’s coherent. Sad that matters as little as it does.

    68. Bitterlaw says:

      I have no idea what vegetables cost since I don’t buy or eat them.

    69. Tgca says:

      59

      Hit a nerve?

      Now you know how it feels when someone questions your loyalty to your country or the cause of freedom.

      You calling people APPEASERS is questioning their loyalty to freedom and you do it routinely because you can’t defend the fact someone else has a different view than yours.

      It’s a very immature way to view this situation.

      Under your rigid view, Trump, Kissinger, and many other GOP leaders are APPEASERS because they won’t tow the line that you and the Dems want.

    70. Tina says:

      Yup, Phil. Don’t worry inflation won’t rise. The rate is 0.

      Putzaki s replacement

    71. Tina says:

      Now sources are reporting that the gsa boxed up the items and shipped them to MAL.

      GSA would inventory those documents.

    72. Tgca says:

      59

      As to serving my country…

      …I could not legally because of the US policies at the time though I went through the initial interview process and had the opportunity to join an officers program right out of college due to my STEM education but that would have required me to lie to the military as the program required special background checks because of the work area assignment on a nuclear powered vessel handling classified documents and training on nuclear technology.

      Had I lied and been later found out, not only could I have been dishonorably discharged but also prosecuted because the nature of the assignment in handling classified materials though I often tease and tell people it’s because I did not want to be stuck out at sea for months at a time confined on a ship of young men.

      It’s not like today where a man can wear a dress and become the highest ranking female officer and have a security clearance.

      So had I not been born twinkled-toe, I would have served my country so TYVM for asking.

    73. Tgca says:

      66

      No one is against that and Jadon should be commended for his service, as should anyone serving the public in potentially hazardous jobs like the military, police, firemen, astronaut, or volunteering abroad in dangerous lands, etc.

      I’ve had family and friends that served as well.

      But when one benefits from American altruism, and then wants to deny others in need that same benefit, and attack others who advocate for such American altruism, that’s where I’ll call them on such selfishness and hypocrisy.

      We should all have compassion for the less fortunate Americans in our country even if they don’t live in our zip codes or share our philosophy.

      Not everyone in need can just lift themselves up by their bootstraps and that’s where the role of gubbermint is crucial…and I’m talking about the truly needy and hardworking people, of which millions still struggle routinely.

    74. Tgca says:

      69

      So you have not seen the price of arugula at Whole Foods lately I gather?

      Do you at least know the price of tofu?

    75. Tgca says:

      Speaking of veggies, I made a wonderful veggie base yesterday to use in any meals or just drink as a healthy energy drink.

      It consisted of bok choy, spinach, carrot, parsely, and cilantro blended to a smoothie texture and frozen to use as needed.

      Yummee!

    76. Bitterlaw says:

      My most recent shopping trip involved crackers, cookies, cheese, chips, and bottled water. For some reason, these items never make my wife’s shopping list.

      As for Ukraine, I have not called anybody an Appeaser or a Putin toady. I just believe that the only way to defeat Russia and restore Ukraine’s border is to continue to send military aid. Failure to do so only benefits Putin.

    77. Bitterlaw says:

      I think I went to Whole Foods once. I did not see anything I wanted to buy. Same with Trader Joe’s.

    78. EML says:

      Trafalgar

      CO-Gov
      Polis (D) 47
      Ganahl (R) 42
      https://www.thetrafalgargroup.org/news/co-gov-0823/

      CO-Sen
      Bennet (D) 47
      O’Dea (R) 42
      https://www.thetrafalgargroup.org/news/co-sen-0823/

    79. Tgca says:

      78

      If you’ve not called anyone an APPEASER then you are excused and get a gold star for the day.

      Questioning someone’s loyalty to the cause of freedom and democracy is a grave insult to those who truly believe in our nation.

      I do not recall any poster here EVER posting anything that suggests they are APPEASING Russia.

      People can differ on solutions to problems.

    80. DW says:

      About what I would expect out of CO.

    81. Bitterlaw says:

      Other than continued military aid to Ukraine to kill the Russian invaders, what other solution pushes Russia back to pre-war borders.

    82. NYCmike says:

      In regard to Brand, please show your work. If he is “anti-Israel”, please link to why you think that. It might be interesting to see why you think that.

      I have only really seen Brand in several interviews he has given with people considered right-wing personalities, where he actually allows them to speak, and agreed with them on many issues.

    83. Tgca says:

      Dr. Fow-chee is not only corrupt but clearly not in touch with reality.

      Shutdowns did no irreparable damage? REALLY?

      Retiring National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday defended COVID lockdowns and said they have done no irreparable damage in an interview with FOX News host Neil Cavuto. Fauci questioned data from the ‘Wall Street Journal’ that showed states that did not lock down as much as others fared better.

      https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2022/08/23/fauci_covid_shutdowns_have_not_irreparably_damaged_anyone.html

    84. Tgca says:

      84

      From day 1, the US should have pressured Europe to take a lead on this and get their house in order instead of sitting back and just watching.

      There should have been a coordinated NFZ on day 1 once Russia started moving towards Ukraine. My guess is that would have ended the war before it started unless Russia wanted to go to war with a coordinated Europe and a supporting U.S. Very doubtful.

      We supply weapons, food, supplies as needed but ABSOLUTELY NO cash.

      We put strict auditing on military gear.

      We do not blindly trust a highly corrupt gubbermint like Ukraine without strict oversight. If they push back, we simply tell Zelenskyy in private, you play our way or find someone else to fund you. My guess is he’d give in within a minute knowing the alternative.

      Those just to start. We should not be Ukraine’s ATM machine and be lectured by a corrupt leader. We already know Russia is corrupt so if Ukraine wants our help, they play by our rules.

    85. Phil says:

      Naw. Just Continue to send cash. Just continue to print the bucks and send it off. In addition, we now have 86,000 more IRS agents to squeeze the middle class. Dig deep. Stand with Ukraine.

    86. Tgca says:

      85. NYC

      Brand did get kicked out of an awards ceremony by GQ after receiving a GQ award where he mocked the event sponsor Hugo Boss for making Nazi’s look good in dress while they killed people based on their religion.

      It was a truthful dig at Hugo Boss that many to this day still do not realize Boss played a role in. Humor is not always well-received even when it includes a reference to one’s horrible history.

    87. Tgca says:

      88

      Uh oh. Phil might be an APPEASER because he does not think we should have an open checkbook.

      I wonder how many times Phil has been to Russia or does he mark an X on a local mailbox as code to meet in secrecy in Denny’s bathroom to share classified information on Jill Biden’s taco recipe with Russian agents?

    88. NYCmike says:

      “From day 1, the US should have pressured Europe to take a lead on this and get their house in order instead of sitting back and just watching.”

      -It’s almost as if it matters who occupies the main seat in the Oval Office…….

    89. NYCmike says:

      If Brand mocked Hugo Boss for making Nazis look good I would take that as support for Jewish people, in that he understands killing people because of their religion is wrong……..

    90. Gordon Allen says:

      #52 Phil. Correct and obvious,or should be.

    91. Bitterlaw says:

      87 We are here now. Either you support continued military aid to Ukraine now or you don’t. Military aid opposes Putin’s invasion. Not providing military aid rewards Putin.

    92. Wes says:

      I’m glad to see O’Dea is competitive in Colorado. Bennet is a chronic underperformer. O’Dea may very well be the man to take him down.

      Let’s hope.

    93. EML says:

      Daniel Webster might be losing here.

    94. Hugh says:

      Where can I get NY results and when do polls close

    95. Hugh says:

      Where can I get NY results and when do polls close?

    96. EML says:

      NY polls close at 9. USA Today is pretty good with results: https://www.usatoday.com/elections/results/2022-08-23/state/new-york/

    97. Tgca says:

      92. NYC

      Yes. He was thrown out of the event when event sponsor Hugo Boss’ leader told him his comments were offensive to Hugo Boss and Brand, in quick comedic response said Hugo Boss was offensive to Jews.

    98. Tgca says:

      95

      Military aid does not mean a blank check and demanding you give us this and that as we demand or else I’ll go and embarrass you publicly by doing interviews with left-winged media and complaining to Hollywood, especially at a time when we’re unable to secure our own borders from invasion and many Americans are suffering under this WH policies.

      God forbid our politicians take their eye off security priorities and terrorists sneak into the US and do us great harm.

    99. Tgca says:

      I know it’s early but I’m calling it for Rubio and DeSantis as the GOP nominees for US senate and Gubbernor.

      I’m staking my reputation on it!

    100. Tgca says:

      Crist is slaughtering Fried with nearly 80% of vote in. Her goose is cooked or should we say FRIED!

      DeSantis is gonna be quaking in his boots soon.

    101. EML says:

      They have to wait until the polls close in the central time zone part of the panhandle, but as soon as 8PM EDT hits, Crist and Demings get the check.

    102. Wes says:

      Blink and you missed them if you wanted Florida returns. The Sunshine State is almost done with essentially only the Panhandle left to report after poll closing there.

    103. EML says:

      I think California is still counting from June 7.

    104. Tgca says:

      I couldn’t even finish reading this article because it’s so absurdly ridiculous!

      Maybe you guys will have better luck finishing it than me.

      Forget FDR. Biden Is a Major President in His Own Right.

      https://newrepublic.com/article/167474/joe-biden-fdr-polls-inflation-reduction-act

    105. Tgca says:

      105

      It was already called for Crist by RCP.

    106. Wes says:

      That’s probably not too far off, EML.

    107. Tgca says:

      107

      What year?

    108. Wes says:

      Probably 1894, Tg.

    109. jason says:

      I have stopped buying non essential things like vegetables and produce in general but….

    110. Tgca says:

      With the FL Dem Gubbernor primary now reported at 94%, Fried is all of a sudden surging and has dropped Crist from a 60% to 59% victory.

    111. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      When woke liberals have problems with mail-in ballots:

      @NBCNews
      Starbucks is asking the federal labor board to suspend all mail-in ballot union elections nationwide, alleging misconduct in the voting process by the board’s personnel and the union organizing its baristas.

    112. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Dan Crenshaw made a good point why he supported aid to the Ukraine:

      “Yeah, because investing in the destruction of our adversary’s military, without losing a single American troop, strikes me as a good idea. You should feel the same,” Crenshaw wrote.”

    113. Paul says:

      I agree with Dan Crenshaw for once.

    114. BayernFan says:

      GOP getting wiped out in NY19 special election.

    115. DW says:

      119 – that was the early vote.

    116. EML says:

      GOP getting wiped out in NY19 special election.
      =========================
      In the small part of Broome County that is in NY-19, the early vote is Ryan by 57 points. Trump won there by 35. The early vote has no correlation to the final result.

    117. Chicon says:

      Wes, how is it going today after your difficult day yesterday?

    118. Gordon Allen says:

      It is impossible to square the Democrat pollsters Pew Biden results,with the ” Republican” pollsters Rasmussens Biden numbers.
      Barris is right that polling is just awful these days.
      I wonder what the response rate to polling calls is.

    119. jason says:

      Predictit thinks GOP wins.

    120. jason says:

      Evidently Molinaro is outperforming Trump.

    121. EML says:

      Hard to say, the results are so random right now.

    122. EML says:

      Literally every site with election results is reporting something different.

    123. jason says:

      Is it only the early vote that is reported?

    124. jason says:

      Dave Wasserman
      @Redistrict

      Beware the “blue mirage” in NY, in which lopsidedly pro-Dem absentee votes reported now will be offset by much redder EDay votes tallied later.
      9:31 PM · Aug 23, 2022

    125. EML says:

      Early voting is somewhat new here in NY and the only ones doing it are Dems.

    126. EML says:

      For example, I expect Molinaro to win his home county of Dutchess, but the early vote was Ryan 74-26.

    127. EML says:

      DDHQ has already given the check to Nadler.

    128. jason says:

      What is going to be the estimated total number of votes in this district?

    129. jason says:

      There were 350000 votes cast in this district in 2020.

      The 8k vote lead for Ryan right now is nothing.

    130. Cash Cow TM says:

      I know they film Wheel of Fortune in CA
      but that is mo reaso. To have so many
      contestants on who are from CA.
      Last night 2 of the 3 were from CA.

      Come on Pat Sajak, spread the possible
      wealth among citizens of all the states.

      And while I am at it, Please
      NO MORE CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD!

    131. EML says:

      Tompkins County early vote in. 92-8 for Della Pia. I mean, Tompkins is hardcore D, but not quite that much, and it’s also probably a good percentage of the D turnout.

    132. Tgca says:

      Based on 81% count Nadler crushed Maloney.

      He can thank Trump’s endorsement for that.

      Maloney to whine again it’s a man eats woman world like she did last week but she still hasn’t defined WOMAN.

    133. EML says:

      Florida was already pretty much done counting by now and NY hasn’t counted a single election day vote yet.

    134. Wes says:

      Thanks for asking, Chicon. It still hurts, but we may have found a kitten to adopt. We’re hoping we can get the kitten soon. I walked in this morning and for a minute thought I was going to hear her meowing for me to turn the faucet in the tub on to give her water. Then I remembered yesterday and just stared at the place where she used to sleep. This house just doesn’t feel the same with her gone.

    135. Wes says:

      I guess Democrats don’t impose wokeness on their primary voters the way they try to impose it on everyone else since Nadler is crushing Maloney.

    136. Tgca says:

      About time he does something right…and to think friends wanted me to work on his campaign when he was my district supervisor. I said NO!

      California Gov. Gavin Newsom FINALLY takes action and vetoes bill allowing legal drug-injection sites after San Francisco’s pilot scheme became open-air narcotics market plagued with crime

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11136623/Gavin-Newsom-VETOES-bill-allowing-drug-injection-sites-citing-unintended-consequences.html

    137. NYCmike says:

      Looks like fancy-boy Newsome and his hair are running for President!!

    138. BayernFan says:

      75 % in

      Ryan. D. 60
      Molinaro R. 40

    139. jason says:

      Political Election Projections
      @tencor_7144
      Sullivan County delivering good news for Marc Molinaro. Currently at 56.7% of the vote and outperforming Trump by more than 4. My benchmarks had this one at Molinaro +8 needed for victory.

    140. jason says:

      75 % in”

      Precincts early vote, not total vote.

    141. EML says:

      Not a chance that is 75% in.

    142. jason says:

      Vast majority of votes NOT in.

      352k votes in 2020.

    143. jason says:

      Probably less than 15% in.

    144. BayernFan says:

      Per Twitter @electioncenter_

      Projection:
      Democrat Pat Ryan is the Projected Winner in the #NY19 Special Election. He will defeat Republican Marc Molinaro.

      Democratic Hold

      #Election2022  #ElectionDay  #NY12 #FL10

    145. EML says:

      The only county Della Pia will win is Tompkins. The only counties Ryan will win are Ulster and Columbia. All the counties showing up as blue can be ignored.

    146. DW says:

      Schoharie County is showing 66-34 Molinaro. 63-34 Trump in 2020.

    147. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Global warming strikes again — twice:

      “Aug 23 (Reuters) – Ammunition being stored in southern Russia near the border with Ukraine caught fire on Tuesday, the second such incident in a week, and a local official said high temperatures were to blame.”

    148. jason says:

      Molinaro is outperforming Trump, who only lost by 1.5%,

      Looking good.

    149. jason says:

      Why is Bayern trolling for Ryan?

    150. jason says:

      The Russians can’t keep their ammunition from catching fire.

    151. EML says:

      Bayern has always been a Dem cheerleader.

    152. EML says:

      USA Today has Greene County 99% in. Molinaro +22. Trump won by 15.6.

    153. Phil says:

      153

      Looking good? What wave are you looking at? Molinaro is getting creamed.

    154. Hugh says:

      Wow Phil. Ryan is going to lose

    155. Phil says:

      Lol

      Now Baris is saying the election spreadsheet is all F ed up in NY 19. Why can’t anyone outside of Tx and Florida run an election?

    156. jason says:

      Phil, you are looking at early vote or reading Bayerns trolling posts.

      If you think Ryan is going to win you can get rich at Predictit.

      https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7966/Which-party-will-win-the-2022-House-special-election-in-NY-19

    157. jason says:

      Molinaro winning Dutchess by 3. Biden won it by 10.

    158. Tgca says:

      If anyone wants to celebrate the GOP successes tonight, I made a big pot of beggars veggie stew earlier. All fresh organic ingredients of honey golden potatoes, white onions, carrots, mushrooms, with olive oil. You can season it as you desire and pour it over rice, quinoa, tofu, pasta, tofu, etc or just eat it plain.

      Yummeee!

    159. jason says:

      Pork chops here.

      I had a pork chop side to go with them.

    160. EML says:

      In NY-23, Steuben and Tompkins are roughly the same size. Tompkins is heavy D and Steuben is heavy R. Currently, Steuben is reporting less than 2000 votes while Tompkins is over 13,000. Relax. The R vote still hasn’t been counted.

    161. EML says:

      The small sliver of Broome County looks like it is close to fully reported. Molinaro +40. Trump +35.

    162. Phil says:

      No, I’m reading Baris’ chat.

    163. Phil says:

      …..but Baris does say the vote counting is a clusterf*ck.

    164. jason says:

      Barely 100k votes counted.

      In 2020 this district had 350k votes.

      In 2018 280k votes.

      Most votes have not even been counted.

    165. EML says:

      I wouldn’t say most votes, but there are a lot of R votes out there. Again, Ryan will only win Ulster and Columbia, and if the margin in his home county is only a few points better than Biden, then his goose is cooked.

    166. jason says:

      I wouldn’t say most votes”

      So you think turnout is going to be less than 200k votes when it was 280k in 2018?

    167. EML says:

      Well yes, this is a special, not a regular election.

    168. jason says:

      Ok, that makes sense.

    169. jason says:

      So doesn’t look so good for Molinaro, I thought there was a lot more votes to come in.

    170. Bitterlaw says:

      MSNBC has Ryan leading by 5% with 65% in.

    171. Phil says:

      MSNBC is behind the count.

    172. EML says:

      Sempolinski finally takes the lead as Allegany County reports in. He takes the county by 41.8 where Trump won by 38.9. Just a lot of R votes left to be counted.

    173. BayernFan says:

      Lots of women upset about Roe are blunting any Red Wave I’m afraid.

    174. Wes says:

      It looks as if Molinaro will come up just short sadly.

    175. Bitterlaw says:

      Democrats should only run on abortion this cycle. They can’t run on Biden’s record but SCOTUS did not do the GOP a favor by overturning Roe in a midterm year. Maybe it won’t be a big factor but it gave dispirited Dems a reason to turn out and vote.

    176. Phil says:

      Baris says Molinaro has lost NY19. He just called it.

    177. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Yes, NY CD-19 is a disappointment. In 2020, the turnout in NY-19 was 300,000 voters. Today, 130,000 total. In 2020, the Democrat carried the district by about 10 points. Today, about 2%.

      In other news, the upset the Democrats were hoping for in the Alaska Congressional seat were probably dashed. In all probability, Palin will be its next Congressman. We’ll know for sure on the 31st of this month.

    178. NYCmike says:

      “Lots of women upset about Roe are blunting any Red Wave I’m afraid.”

      -Upset about Roe in NY? Why?

      They can kill their baby up until the point only a toe is still in the birth canal.

      Once again, we see the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, who made women get the right to vote through the amendment process. That saved the country in its first 125 years or so.

    179. NYCmike says:

      Will that CD have another election in November?

    180. Phil says:

      It depends on whether or not enough third place Begich voters had Palin as their second choice, Sheeple. Alaska’s screwy ranked voting system. They won’t know for sure until the beginning of September.

    181. Phil says:

      NY19 rematch in November.

    182. NYCmike says:

      Ok.

      Honestly, I’m still trying to figure out when the August vote came about. The Democrats really know how to play this game.

    183. NYCmike says:

      130K votes, and in 2018 it was 280K??

      Apathy reigns.

    184. Phil says:

      Mike, this was a special election in August. You can’t compare the turnout to the GE in November when statewide competitive offices like governor, Senator and other statewide offices are on the ballot.

    185. NYCmike says:

      Hey Phil,

      Gotcha.

      I was mainly reacting to the more informed posters who were surprised there weren’t more votes out there.

    186. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      190. Apparently Democratic voters did not see it that way. In San Diego I see Democrats becoming active in the same way. Trump is like a bull in a China shop — he wants to be constantly in the headlines trying to stir things up. His main targets now are Republicans he does not consider loyal to him. Throw in the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling, and the possibility it will reverse the gay marriage ruling, and you can see how Democratic activists are having a field day in encouraging Democrats to vote. Likewise, this may be one of the reasons Biden’s poll numbers are rising. I am still hoping the Republicans make gains in November, and believe they will gain the House and a narrow Senate majority. But it would really help if the focus was on Republican candidates, and not Trump’s attempt to play kingmaker.

    187. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Putin’s weakness has attracted a new foe:

      “Erdogan says Crimea should be returned to Ukraine. During the International Crimea Platform summit, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that under international law, Crimea should be returned to Ukraine. Erdogan also reiterated that Turkey didn’t recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014. “Ensuring the safety and well-being of our Crimean Tatar compatriots is also among Turkiye’s priorities,” Erdogan was quoted as saying by CNN.”

    188. jason says:

      Looks like Molinaro loses by 2000 votes.

    189. Gordon Allen says:

      SDC. At the risk of stirring a hornets nest, the Democrats have succeeded to date in making the mid terms a referendum on Trump,not Biden.
      Part of this is Trumps fault by his incessant exposure as the GOP kingmaker.
      Reagan 11th Commandment should have been adhered to.Dont interject yourself into GOP primaries and split the Party.
      Trump is too narcissistic by half.
      And galvanizes Democrats.

    190. jason says:

      If people are voting on Trump and not Biden they are idiots.

      I think it is the TDS morons who are “splitting the party”.

      The vast majority of Rs support Trump.

      I think Trump galvanizes Republicans, not Democrats.

    191. jason says:

      NY-19 is a Dem district that didn’t go R by 2 points. Disappointing yes. A referendum on Trump, no.

      Still, if you extrapolate the 8 pt gain from 2020 to the House races in November, Rs will gain a lot of seats.

    192. Robbie says:

      Trading in suburban voters who consistently show up in election after election for rural voters who vote less frequently and are much more attached to specific individuals rather than parties isn’t working out the way I was assured it would by the HHR intelligencia.

      And the fact the Alaskan dodo bird, Sarah Palin, may have cost Republicans the Alaskan House seat is just the chef’s kiss of Trump’s disastrous endorsements.

    193. Robbie says:

      It should come as no surprise Republican chances in November have swooned just as Trump became the major issue in the media once again. He’s electoral gangrene. Outside of his loyal base of infrequent voters, the public is tired of the man and recoils any time he becomes the central focus.

      I would not say last night’s results were a referendum on Trump. These races were, with one key exception, primaries so turnout wasn’t what it will be in November. However, the cracks he’s created were on full display all throughout primary season. He remains the single biggest animator of Democrat and Democrat leaning voters. That fact should be preeminent when the party chooses a nominee in 2024.

      Trump remains the only politician who can save Biden and Democrats from themselves and, at least in the Senate, he appears to have secured Democrats their majority for another two years. The House still appears to be on track to turnover, but the margin looks a lot smaller than it did just two months ago.

    194. Bio mom says:

      So being able to murder your babies is the main reason to vote for someone? Pathetic!!

    195. Phil says:

      OMG. How predictable was this?

      Right on cue after going a week barely posting Robbie shows up to make a special election result a referendum on Trump.

      Trump Trump Trump. Always about Trump. Outside of Liz Cheney is there anyone on the planet so ridiculously obsessed about Donald Trump? In fact, Robbie may even be more so than Liz given all the years he’s spent spewing nonstop about the guy….and boy, that’s really saying something when you’re up there with someone as mentally ill as Liz Cheney.

    196. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      August 24, 2022 at 10:46 am
      OMG. How predictable was this?

      Right on cue after going a week barely posting Robbie shows up to make a special election result a referendum on Trump.

      – Reading comprehension? What is it?

      “I would not say last night’s results were a referendum on Trump.”

    197. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      August 24, 2022 at 10:46 am
      Trump Trump Trump. Always about Trump. Outside of Liz Cheney is there anyone on the planet so ridiculously obsessed about Donald Trump?

      – For starters, the Republican base. The ones who continue to say in polling they want Trump to be the nominee in 2024.

      Also, the primetime lineup of FoxNews. The place where most Republican base voters spend their evenings.

    198. Robbie says:

      Rich Baris “The People’s Pundit”
      @Peoples_Pundit
      Without Donald Trump directly involved in elections, it doesn’t appear Republicans are able to bring voters to the polls in the numbers needed.

      That’s more than obvious at this point. Without him, turnout is weak and “traditional” candidates suffer narrative defeats.

      – Who else is focused on Trump? Phil’s favorite pollster Richard Baris.

    199. Phil says:

      That’s right. Republicans have been stabbed in the back by “traditional” Republican candidates waaay too many times to be enthusiastic about any of them. Why would they be enthusiastic?

      As far as Baris “being focused on Trump” he absolutely is because of what Trump brings to the table with regards to enthusiasm and turnout. Trump ran way ahead of the Republican candidate in NY 19 in 2016 and 2020. There is a reason for that. Milk toast establishment Republicans? Forget it. That’s been the consistent message from Baris based on his polling over the last six years. The base has no incentive to go out and support the McConnell establishment wing of the Republican Party – which continues to shrink BTW. They want fighters – DeSantis fits the bill and will cruise to reelection. He’s a reason to turnout. You aren’t going to see massive turnout for a generic establishment Republican. Ohio would be a great example. McCain and Romney got crushed. Trump won the state by 8 pts twice by expanding the Republican base.

    200. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      August 24, 2022 at 11:30 am
      That’s right. Republicans have been stabbed in the back by “traditional” Republican candidates waaay too many times to be enthusiastic about any of them. Why would they be enthusiastic?

      – This is a perfect definition of populism. The constant belief that someone is out to get you or screw you over.

      That’s all that animates base voters anymore. Policy and the ability to actually win no longer matter.

      It’s just grievance and score settling.

    201. jason says:

      Trading in suburban voters who consistently show up in election after election for rural voters”

      LOL

      That train left the station years ago but Amoral Scumbag is still scared that working class voters are the future of party, not the suburban elites.

      Nobody ever said trade in suburbs for rural voters.

      If the R party wants to survive, it needs to be a coalition of working class, small business owners, exurb and rural voters as the core of the party.

      I know that is poison to those that insist of a small tent R party dominated by white country club Republicans.

    202. jason says:

      Trump ran way ahead of the Republican candidate in NY 19 in 2016 and 2020. There is a reason for that. Milk toast establishment Republicans? Forget it”

      “Ohio would be a great example. McCain and Romney got crushed. Trump won the state by 8 pts twice by expanding the Republican base.”

      Exactly. Phil might be wrong on Ukraine, but he hits the nail on the head here.

      And Trump won Ohio big twice by flipping traditionally blue collar areas like Akron, not by trying to “get back” Cleveland suburbs.

    203. jason says:

      I can’t wait to see Sarah Palin in Congress.

      Amoral Scumbag will be obsessed, will be hilarious.

    204. jason says:

      Crist: “Those who support DeSantis should stay with him and vote for him and I don’t want your vote. If you have that hate in your heart, keep it there.”

      How win friends and influence people…

    205. Phil says:

      BTW, I went back and looked at the voting 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020. Trump ran even with Romney and McCain in the Philly collar counties. That surprised even me. Romney and McCain lost Montgomery County by 22 pts. So did Trump. In other words it wasn’t even a tradeoff suburban voters for working class workers. Trump simply added the working class demographic to what Republicans were already getting from the suburbs.

      The future of the Republican Party is not moderating and “going along” to win suburban voters. The future is going full bore to enhance the working class vote. It’s the Republican “in” to the black and Hispanic demographic who are predominantly working class BTW.

    206. Tgca says:

      Most people ignore political activists. It’s the squeaky wheel gets the oil. They’ll get media coverage but it’s silly to think most people are going to be energized to vote because gay marriage may get overturned. Most people could care less about gay marriage, including Dems. That’s not going to energize most Dems nationally to vote.

      About 9% of gays are married and most of those married, at least men, are in open relationships and married simply for financial convenience. So if they’re energized, they’d vote Dem anyway in their Dem communities.

    207. Tgca says:

      212. Phil

      You’re wrong!

      Before 2016, there were many poor minorities in the Philly suburbs and that’s why Mac and Mittens lost those areas so that is understandable.; not their base.

      A bunch of suburban women moved to Philly suburbs and bought homes poor minorities sold them after 2012. Trump lost those areas in 2016 and 2020 because couldn’t connect to all those new Philly suburban women.

    208. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      August 24, 2022 at 11:56 am
      I can’t wait to see Sarah Palin in Congress.

      Amoral Scumbag will be obsessed, will be hilarious.

      – She’ll be a clown, but the House is already full of them. She’s going to find out that being 1 of 435 isn’t the same as being the former VP nominee or a paid FoxNews contributor. She’ll be a Louie Gohmert type and I never mentioned him.

    209. jason says:

      – She’ll be a clown, but the House is already full of them. She’s going to find out that being 1 of 435 isn’t the same as being the former VP nominee or a paid FoxNews contributor. She’ll be a Louie Gohmert type and I never mentioned him.”

      Amoral Scumbag will be obsessed, will be hilarious.”

      I should retire, I am prescient!

    210. jason says:

      The future of the Republican Party is not moderating and “going along” to win suburban voters. The future is going full bore to enhance the working class vote. It’s the Republican “in” to the black and Hispanic demographic who are predominantly working class BTW.”

      Yep.

      Amoral Scumbag is panicked at the thought of a R party that includes working class voters in general, including Hispanics and blacks.

      Horrors!

    211. Tgca says:

      215

      I agree with Robbie. The House is full of clowns.

      Here’s just a few. Which ones do you criticize Robbie?

      Pelosi
      Nadler
      Schiff
      Swalwell
      AOC
      Tlaib
      I. Omar
      B. Lee
      Lofgren
      T. Lieu
      Waters
      Crist
      Wasserman Schultz
      Hoyer
      Mfume
      Raskin
      Dingell
      C. Bush
      Jeffries
      Lamb
      Clyburn
      J. Castro
      Jackson-Lee
      Jayapal

    212. Wobbles says:

      My heroes!

      I love ALL of them, we all hate Trump.

    213. jason says:

      Nobody is happy…

      “President Biden’s student loan socialism is a slap in the face to every family who sacrificed to save for college, every graduate who paid their debt, and every American who chose a certain career path or volunteered to serve in our Armed Forces in order to avoid taking on debt,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in a statement. “This policy is astonishingly unfair.”

      and

      “Derrick Johnson, president of the NAACP, has criticized the $10,000 proposal as “bad public policy and a devastating political mistake.”

      “We are fed up,” Johnson wrote in an op-ed for CNN released on Wednesday. “The NAACP has been calling for a minimum of $50,000 in student loan debt cancellation because our research indicates it is what is necessary to make a meaningful difference. The goal should be to see the most amount of relief for the highest number of borrowers.”

      It’s been a consistent criticism from Johnson, who said in May that “canceling $10,000 in student loan debt is like pouring a bucket of ice water on a forest fire.”

    214. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      August 24, 2022 at 12:20 pm
      The future of the Republican Party is not moderating and “going along” to win suburban voters.

      – Nor is the future of the party a nearly total reliance on infrequent rural voters who are motivated almost solely by personal attachment to particular candidates.

      This forum is very, very representative of what the hardcore base of the Republican party has become, but this forum is also very out of phase with the average voter who decides elections. This forum has become every bit as extreme as the Bernie bots are on the other end.

      Steve Bannon, Richard Baris, and the other MAGA populists have sold people a bill of goods about who wins elections. Elections are not won on grievances or personal attachment to a specific candidate.

      Elections are won with agendas that create the broadest coalition possible. That’s how Youngkin won in a state not won at the gubernatorial or presidential level by a Republican since 2004. His message appealed to both the rural voter and just enough suburban voters.

      And let’s stop with the moderating and “going along” nonsense. There isn’t a Republican in Congress, other than Murkowski and Collins, who wouldn’t have been considered a hardcore conservative in 1994, a year when Republicans of all stripes won coast to coast because purity wasn’t a thing then.

    215. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      August 24, 2022 at 12:20 pm
      BTW, I went back and looked at the voting 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020. Trump ran even with Romney and McCain in the Philly collar counties. That surprised even me. Romney and McCain lost Montgomery County by 22 pts. So did Trump. In other words it wasn’t even a tradeoff suburban voters for working class workers. Trump simply added the working class demographic to what Republicans were already getting from the suburbs.

      The future of the Republican Party is not moderating and “going along” to win suburban voters.

      – I guess you’ve got reading comprehension issues just like Phil has.

      I was making the point I won’t be obsessed with her because she’ll be just one of many clowns in the House.

      Since you read every one of my comments and always feel the need to respond to them, you know I rarely if ever comment on individual House members and I can’t see that happening with Palin either.

    216. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      August 24, 2022 at 12:54 pm
      Amoral Scumbag is panicked at the thought of a R party that includes working class voters in general, including Hispanics and blacks.

      – The only thing that panics me is the new “AFL-CIO worker’s party” Jason fraud is so giddy about won’t be comprised of enough actual voters to actually win key races or presidential elections.

      For instance, just look at the candidate the working class voters chose for the party in PA. A liberal snake oil salesman TV doctor who has as many homes as I have fingers. That’s ten for those who are wondering.

      Some working class icon! Maybe that explains why this hero of the working class voters is getting dusted by an oafish guy in sweats who had a stroke and wasn’t able to campaign for three months. Or maybe the working class voters who picked Oz just like the fact he spent a month this Summer in Europe? He probably got that idea from another working class voter icon, Rick Scott.

    217. jason says:

      LOL

      Amoral Scumbag attacks Oz for having too many homes while giving a far left commie like Fetterman a pass.

      You can’t make this sh-t up.

      Amoral Scumbag is panicked that the country elites no longer pick candidates.

      And guess what, those days are over.

    218. jason says:

      who has as many homes as I have fingers.”

      Amoral Scumbag never had a problem with all the homes John Kerry had.

      But then, he wasn’t endorsed by Trump.

    219. jason says:

      This forum is very, very representative of what the hardcore base of the Republican party has become,”

      Good.

      So you obviously don’t fit here.

      Why don’t you go back to the far left cesspools you get all your information from.

    220. Bitterlaw says:

      Let’s compare:

      Dr. Oz- Surgeon. Bought all of his houses with his own money. Supports his family with his own money.

      Fetterman- Son of the owner of an insurance agency. Attended elite private schools. Has an advanced degree in useless public policy from Harvard. Supported by his parents into his 50s. He bought his house from his sister for $1.

      I think that most sane voters would prefer somebody who earned his money over somebody who was supported by his family well into middle age.

    221. jason says:

      Elections are won with agendas that create the broadest coalition possible.”

      LOL

      The narrow minded tunnel vision guy who wants the smallest R tent possible and hates working class, rural and minority voters is talking about a “broad coalition”.

      Gets the 2022 Chutzpah Award.

      Only August, but nobody will beat that.
      Get

    222. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag’s cheap class warfare BS is right out of Bernie Sanders’ mouth.

    223. jason says:

      Oz is a highly successful surgeon, media personality and entrepreneur, that is why he can afford 10 houses.

      But no, let’s attack him in favor of a guy who has never worked a day in his life.

    224. jason says:

      I forgot inventor. He invented a new type of heart valve.

      “Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, the Director of the Cardiovascular Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, discusses results from the PARTNER study. In the study, surgeons compared the results of minimally-invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement procedures to open surgeries in treating patients with aortic stenosis”

      Also known to Amoral Scumbag as “snake oil salesman”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0Xm2LtPTec

    225. Tgca says:

      221

      Agree with Robbie.

      Elections are won with agendas that create the broadest coalition possible. That’s how Youngkin won in a state not won at the gubernatorial or presidential level by a Republican since 2004.

      …and that’s how TRUMP won in WI, MI, and PA in 2016 where no Republican won all three since 1984 and then technically came very close to officially winning all three again in 2020 that no other GOP candidate did since Reagan.

      See! Robbie does support Trump’s winning strategy.

    226. jason says:

      Oz is actually typical of the moderate “quality” R that Amoral Scumbag used to pretend to endorse (but never vote for). Heart surgeon, successful, media savvy, wealthy, “not extreme”.

      Had he not been endorsed by Trump, Amoral Scumbag would have been here touting him as the greatest candidate since Jeb!.

      TDS is truly a serious disease.

    227. jason says:

      ” Cardiovascular Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City”

      They choose as their directors “snake oil salesmen”.

    228. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      August 24, 2022 at 1:28 pm
      This forum is very, very representative of what the hardcore base of the Republican party has become,”

      Good.

      So you obviously don’t fit here.

      – As a graduate of Trump University’s math department, Jason fraud believes the 35% of people across the country who share his nihilistic view somehow represents a majority of the country.

    229. Robbie says:

      Tgca says:
      August 24, 2022 at 1:39 pm
      221

      Agree with Robbie.

      Elections are won with agendas that create the broadest coalition possible. That’s how Youngkin won in a state not won at the gubernatorial or presidential level by a Republican since 2004.

      …and that’s how TRUMP won in WI, MI, and PA in 2016 where no Republican won all three since 1984 and then technically came very close to officially winning all three again in 2020 that no other GOP candidate did since Reagan.

      See! Robbie does support Trump’s winning strategy.

      – And that’s precisely how Trump lost the electoral college in 2020. Grievance doesn’t sell and that’s all Donnie has to offer and that’s all Donnie will have to offer in 2024.

      If his goal is to be the first person to lose the popular vote in three straight presidential elections, Trump is well on his way to doing it.

    230. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      August 24, 2022 at 1:44 pm
      ” Cardiovascular Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City”

      They choose as their directors “snake oil salesmen”.

      – Apparently, worker’s party advocate Jason fraud is unaware of Oz’s Tv show is which he promoted all sorts of medical gimmicks and quick fixes.

    231. jason says:

      His message appealed to both the rural voter and just enough suburban voters.”

      “Just enough suburban voters”

      So Amoral Scumbag admits Youngkin actually lost the suburban vote.

      Youngkin won because of combination of factors, one of them being endorsed by Trump.

      But had McAwful not self destructed with the “parents don’t have a say in education” and other gaffes, the suburbs would not have saved Youngkin.

      What made Youngkin competitive was the massive vote he got in the red counties in VA from voters that Amoral Scumbag hates so much. The marginal gains he got from the suburbs put him narrowly over the top, but without the massive rural turnout he would have lost bigly, suburbs or no suburbs.

      Again, Amoral Scumbag lies about my position and keeps saying I want Rs to be a rural vote party. Far from it, rural votes would be just one part of a winning coalition. The others are blue collar voters of all races, the growing exurb vote, small business owners, and suburban voters attracted to the GOP agenda.

    232. jason says:

      If his goal is to be the first person to lose the popular vote in three straight presidential elections”

      Zzzzzzzz….

      Somebody should tell Amoral Scumbag that his Dem talking point ignores the fact the EC decides the election, not the popular vote.

    233. jason says:

      Apparently, worker’s party advocate Jason fraud is unaware of Oz’s Tv show is which he promoted all sorts of medical gimmicks and quick fixes.”

      This show?

      “The Dr. Oz Show received nine Daytime Emmy Awards during its run, five for Outstanding Informative Talk Show and four for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host”

      Yeah, I heard of it.

    234. jason says:

      worker’s party”

      Poor Amoral Scumbag can’t hide his hatred for the working class, his comments just ooze with disdain.

    235. jason says:

      promoted all sorts of medical gimmicks and quick fixes.”

      Amazing.

      This really happens on TV shows?

      Who knew?

    236. jason says:

      Awwww… Mitt feels betrayed by his friends…

      Senator Mitt Romney
      @SenatorRomney

      Sad to see what’s being done to bribe the voters. Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan may win Democrats some votes, but it fuels inflation, foots taxpayers with other people’s financial obligations, is unfair to those who paid their own way & creates irresponsible expectations.”

    237. jason says:

      Be careful Mitt, you might get “unfriended” on social media if you go off the reservation.

    238. jason says:

      DeSantis endorsed 30 school board members.

      25 of them won.

    239. jason says:

      “Both of our candidates in Miami Dade County, Florida just WON their elections, flipping the school board conservative.

      Miami Dade is now the LARGEST county in America with a conservative school board majority.

      Congrats to Roberto Alonso and Monica Colucci.”

    240. Tgca says:

      236

      So Trump took the same approach in 2020 as in 2016 but it no longer worked?

      So no Republican could prevail in 2020 then because no other Republican could win MI, WI, and PA, as evidenced in elections since 1984 and probably no Republican could win in 2024 either then too.

      Is that your argument?

    241. Tina says:

      How much spending did Quittens previously support?

      None of that was “inflationary” in his eyes.

      What about his buddy, Biden, working a case to charge trump.
      Will he now want an impeachment hearing?

      Or will we get, “we must move on for the sake of democracy (even if I wear a Ukrainian lapel pin.

    242. jason says:

      Kari Lake now a favorite to win AZ Gov at Predictit.

      Of course, so was Molinari yesterday.

    243. Tina says:

      Can the Russian hoaxer come up with new attacks on Desantis?,

      The Federalist

      @FDRLST
      · 39m
      Charlie Crist Says All DeSantis Voters Have ‘Hate In Their Heart’
      https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/24/charlie-crist-says-all-desantis-voters-have-hate-in-their-heart

    244. jason says:

      Rep. Chris Pappas, facing a tough reelect in New Hampshire:

      “This announcement by President Biden is no way to make policy and sidesteps Congress and our oversight and fiscal responsibilities.’

    245. Tina says:

      Yossi Gestetner

      @YossiGestetner
      · 3h
      The GOP machine in DC…

      – Voted with Biden on multiple key issues which means they can’t attack it.

      – Shun the guy who was a GOP POTUS 20 months ago.

      – Runs away from their 2017 tax policy; Dobbs decision; FBI overreach.

      Who in the GOP/independent should vote GOP?

      Explain??
      Show this thread

    246. Tina says:

      Chuck that little elf (Fraudci) across the Potomac

      https://twitter.com/CitizenFreePres/status/1562525364919775235

    247. jason says:

      Well the alternative is a one party state.

      Take your pick.

      Those that want everything most often end up with nothing.

    248. jason says:

      Banana Republic:

      “How’s he doing it?

      Biden is employing a post-9/11 law that allows for debt cancelation “in connection with a war or other military operation or national emergency.”

      Which emergency? “[T]he present COVID-19 pandemic,” per a Dept of Ed memo issued yesterday”

    249. jason says:

      PELOSI IN APRIL: “People think that the President of the United States has the power for debt forgiveness. He does not.”

      PELOSI TODAY: Biden’s move to cancel student debt “is a strong step in Democrats’ fight to expand access to higher education.”

    250. jason says:

      I agree with the Dems.

      If people can take out loans and not pay them to go to college it expands access to higher education.

    251. Gordon Allen says:

      Tina: Crist knows he’s going to get blasted,and is angling for a Biden appointment 2022-2024.
      It says something that a guy like him was a ” Republican ” once.
      There are subversive
      Republicans like him everywhere . We can’t get anywhere with Republicans like him ever

    252. Tina says:

      I never liked Crist even when he was a “republican”.

      I supported Rubio at the time.

      Crist, like her Thighness, are wackos.

    253. jason says:

      Crist is not a subversive Republican, he is a Democrat.

    254. jason says:

      ABC’s @KarenTravers
      : “Is this unfair to people who paid their student loans or chose not to take out loans?”

      Biden: “Is it fair to people who…do not own multibillion dollar businesses? They see why these guys getting all the tax credits? Is that fair? What do you think?”

      Hey, but the problem is Oz has several houses.

    255. Tgca says:

      251

      I agree with Crist.

      We Trump voters do have hate in our hearts…

      …for stoopid comments like that.

    256. Tina says:

      Didn’t Mitchie endorse Crist over Rubio in 2010?

      Remember, it’s all about candidate quality.

    257. Bitterlaw says:

      Are the subversive Republicans part of Deep State? Or is Deep State part of the subversive Republicans?

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

    258. Tina says:

      The cost of the debt forgiveness is at least $300 billion.

      This is inflationary, along with the $$$ being sent to Ukraine.

    259. Phil says:

      Hell yeah, Mitch endorsed Charlie Crist for the Senate. I thought I remembered it and so I googled just to be sure…and make no mistake, Crist would have been McConnell’s type of Senate Republican. The perfect McConnell all talk no do Mitch Senate Republican.

    260. Dylan says:

      Who’s vote is the debt forgiveness supposed to buy? these deadbeats were at best already voting for the socialists . . . . .stupid moronic bad policy. All higher education should be hit with the wrecking ball.

    261. Wes says:

      McConnell did endorse Crist over Rubio at the beginning of the 2010 cycle, Tina. Once Crist began losing traction and openly mulling an Indy bid, McConnell switched to Rubio and warned Crist against running third party.

      Of course since Crist at the time was the sitting Governor with a couple of successful statewide bids under his belt who had bucked the national tide in 2006 to win handily against a prominent opponent, endorsing him made sense at first. Crist wouldn’t reveal his true identity as a self-seeking liberal with the core principles of a weathervane, at which point national Republicans abandoned him in favor of Rubio.

    262. Phil says:

      With the core principles of a weathervane

      Yep. That describes Crist alright.

      I remember when Rubio began to overtake Crist in the 2010 Republican Primary polls, Crist was suddenly all over the airways describing himself as “a Ronald Reagan Republican” LOL

      Charlie has always been whatever you wanted him to be when he thought it served his purpose.

    263. Tina says:

      Crusts comments may be even worse than her thighness deplorable comment.

    264. Tina says:

      The Trafalgar Group
      @trafalgar_group
      ·
      2h
      New #BidenApproval
      @trafalgar_group

      #Poll (8/21-23) shows a small uptick for #Biden:

      38.9% Approve
      57.6% Disapprove
      3.5% No Opinion

      Approval by Party

      72.5% #Dem
      11.6% #GOP
      32.5% #Inds

      See report: https://thetrafalgargroup.org/news/nati-issues-biden-approval-0824/

    265. Bitterlaw says:

      Enough of this gloom. Here’s an uplifting song.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bcLazPauA1c

    266. Tina says:

      Impeachable

      Daniel Chaitin

      @danielchaitin7
      · 22m
      Lawyer @mrddmia says FBI Mar-a-Lago raid happened because Biden admin knows that President Trump declassified and made personal a copy of the Crossfire Hurricane records

      “Those records are very damaging politically to Obama, Biden, Hillary, the FBI, the intel community…”

    267. Robbie says:

      Ben Jacobs
      @Bencjacobs
      In a new statement, Donald Trump seems to say that Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao are criminals who should face prosecution

      – And Phil wonders why I continue to focus on Trump. This is nothing but conspiratorial nonsense, but it’s par for the course from MAGA daddy.

      https://twitter.com/Bencjacobs/status/1562568833726316544?s=20&t=qPevXJ9t9jfWKLquPCscsg

    268. jason says:

      And Phil wonders why I continue to focus on Trump”

      Nah, nobody wonders.

      We all know it is to deflect from your icon Biden.

    269. Tina says:

      The Russian hoaxers Florida bff, Rebekah Jones, is running against Gaetz in Fl 1.

      She is he nitro that stole Florida Covid stats.

    270. Tina says:

      Nutzo*

    271. Phil says:

      McConnell should be replaced as Republican leader in the Senate. Unfortunately we are stuck with him for the time being. Since there is not a Republican President that makes McConnell and McCarthy the leaders and face of the Party. McConnell is loathed by the Republican rank in file. His approval numbers are in the toilet with Republicans and independents. Look it up. Republicans turn out to vote when that’s the face of the party? Wanna know why the Republican only won in NY 23 last night by 7 in a +20 Republican district? Turnout. McConnell is an anchor around the neck of the Republican Party in the midterms. McConnell is nothing but a DC swamp creature who doesn’t give a damn and people know it. From now on I’ll just refer to him as “the anchor”.

    272. Tina says:

      The Rs are starting to under perform trumps margin recently (since June).

      Not good.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/alert-republicans-lose-bellweather-special-election/

    273. Phil says:

      I don’t wonder at all, Robbie. Like Liz Cheney you are mentally ill. You carry an obsessive hatred 24/7.

    274. Phil says:

      Baris said it today in his podcast, Tina. If Trump isn’t involved in a race directly or indirectly Republican turnout will suffer. That’s just a fact and it’s born out both by polling and election data. Why do you think the left is so desperate to put him away?

    275. Tina says:

      Phil, he is right.

    276. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil suffers from McConnell Derangement Syndrome. Tina, too. Fortunately, most Republican voters are not political junkies and vote on their own elections rather than seeking to punish McConnell – a move that only rewards Democrats.

      Phil must think McConnell has magic powers that allow him to control the agenda without a majority. If the GOP retakes the Senate, I don’t care if McConnell is pushed to the side. However, individual candidates and not McConnell will determine whether the GOP can flip the Senate.

    277. Albertus Magnus says:

      I have always supported President Trump and continue to do so.

      However, the depressed turn out in the races being identified as exhibiting depressed GOP turnout has occurred is states where there is a strongly contested DEM statewide contest but without one on the GOP side.

      That phenomenon is not new and has been the normal result when the conditions are repeated every year in every state.

      It is why Trump BEING ON THE BALLOT himself will increase GOP turnout in areas that usually dont vote Republican in large numbers, such as the increased turnout in the Midwest and South during the 2016 election.

    278. Phil says:

      No, Phil has looked at the polling on McConnell. It’s horrible. He hurts turnout. And btw, It would also help if he would just STFU. I remember in 2016 when he started crying about Trump being at the top of the ticket and how it would doom Republicans. Republicans gained two Senate seats. Nice call, Mitch. McConnell listens exclusively to the Washington based Republican consultants (Karl Rove among them) and their idiot pollsters. It’s why he shot off his mouth last week about how a Republican flip of the Senate was doomed….all because of a bunch of summer college polls. So out of touch.

    279. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      BL, jason et al:
      Nice PA Poll courtesy of Emerson College for Mastriano, down 3 and Oz down 4.

      PENNSYLVANIA POLL by Emerson

      SEN
      (D) John Fetterman 48% (+4)
      (R) Mehmet Oz 44%

      GOV
      (D) Josh Shapiro 47% (+3)
      (R) Doug Mastriano 44%

      PRES
      (R) Donald Trump 47% (+5)
      (D) Joe Biden 42%

      GEN BALLOT
      Republicans 47% (+1)
      Democrats 46%

      1,034 LV | 08/22-23

    280. Poul Harris says:

      I have fisked the poll from 30000 feet.

      Fetterman is getting the lion share of the stroke vote, PA has a lot of people who have had strokes and are sympathetic to Fetterman.

      However, many of these people will not vote due to strokes.

      Oz 47 Fetterman 45

      – Poul Harris

    281. Bitterlaw says:

      Interesting that Oz and Mastriano have the same %. Maybe Shapiro is getting a little less support since he went all negative. His early ads showed him having dinner with his family and eating ice cream.

    282. jason says:

      The conventional wisdom is that Oz is viable but Mastriano is not.

      Polls are consistently showing this is not the case.

      I do think Mastriano’s base is more “enthusiastic” and it is harder for him to attract swing voters. Oz is not that popular in the red counties except the alternative is Fetterman.

      The key for both of them is to play off each other’s strengths. Oz needs the massive rural vote Mastriano will get, and Mastriano needs some of the more urban/suburban vote Oz will get.

    283. jason says:

      Mastriano has softened his stance on abortion with the old “my personal view is this, but the people of PA will decide and I will respect that”.

    284. Bitterlaw says:

      Good move by Mastriano. Of course, Shapiro will say he is lying but it may take some heat off the issue.

    285. jason says:

      Mastriano is also tying Shapiro to Biden at every opportunity. His outdoor signs always feature Shapiro AND Biden.

      The Trump 47 vs Biden 42 poll shows that is a good strategy.

    286. jason says:

      We now have 2 polls showing 0z within 4. That should calm the nervous nellies and the donors.

    287. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      BL & jason:
      We now have the most bigoted ad of the election cycle courtesy of a Dem. group against Oz in the PA Senate race:

      https://twitter.com/drsaketduggal/status/1562786535799668737?s=21&t=ZHsFZS8ikVlB2smLgupDxg

    288. jason says:

      Crazy.

    289. Phil says:

      I saw that, Jason. Devastating. I suspect as we’ve watched things unfold over the past year you’ve become a lot less enamored with this guy who has shown himself to be a lying arrogant power grabbing ass. The damage this guy has done….

    290. Phil says:

      There is another video out there of Fetterman trying to give a speech. Wow

      As I said yesterday if this guy begins to crash and burn in the polls (not saying that will happen but it’s possible as we see more and more of him on the trail and struggling to speak) don’t sleep on the possibility of Democrats pulling a switcheroo. Depends entirely on Fetterman’s poll numbers and not whether Fetterman is up to the job of Senator. Democrats don’t give a damn about that – just whether they can get him elected and gain that seat.

    291. Tgca says:

      FINALLY!

      Biden targets Amish farmer with armed raid and $300,000 fine…

      The Amish are a big threat to the US. They should be at the top of the FBI’s watchlist along with other significant threatening groups like parents attending school board meetings, gun owners, and conservative Caucasians who voted for Trump.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/biden-targets-amish-farmer-with-armed-raid-and-300000-fine/

    292. Phil says:

      My understanding is that under Pennsylvania law Uncle Fester had until August 15th to withdraw and allow the Democrats to replace him on the ballot. That deadline came and went. Fear not. The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court will just rewrite the law just like they rewrote the election laws in 2020. No prob.

    293. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Pew poll:

      “A majority of registered voters (56%) say the issue of abortion will be very important in their midterm vote, up from 43% in March. Virtually all of the increase has come among Democrats: 71% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters rate abortion as very important; fewer than half (46%) said this in March. By contrast, views among Republicans and GOP leaners have shown almost no change since then (41% now, 40% then).

      The two parties are essentially tied on midterm voting intentions: 44% say that if the election were held today, they would vote for the Democratic candidate in their district or lean toward the Democrat, while 42% would vote for the Republican or lean Republican. One-in-ten registered voters say they are not sure, while 4% favor a candidate other than a Republican or a Democrat.*

    294. jason says:

      I suspect as we’ve watched things unfold over the past year you’ve become a lot less enamored with this guy who has shown himself to be a lying arrogant power grabbing ass. ”

      I supported Trump’s decision to appoint him to Trump’s Covid Task Force because of his resume and because he gave credibility and gravitas to the task force, which was needed. I also rejected attempts to discredit him merely because he was a “Democrat”. Beyond the initial shutdowns enacted by Trump in the first few months of the epidemic based on available information, I never supported any of Fauci’s recommendations, I opposed shutdowns, restrictions, masking requirements and all the fascistic rules like demanding papers at restaurants.

      I consistently warned all of those here regurgitating the MSM’s talking points about him that it was dangerous to elevate him to any more than just a member of the task force. It should be noted that under Trump Fauci had ZERO power to implement any policies and all restrictions enacted were done by either the Trump administration or the governors. It was only under Biden that Fauci actually had power to enact anything.

      Fauci was wrong on most of his recommendations, and his political bias influenced his decisions. Plus, we have probably heard the end of his involvement in the Wuhan lab and how the pandemic originated.

      But I don’t regret supporting his appointment based on what I knew at the time. Such is life.

    295. Waingro says:

      #305, the GCB polling this cycle is very similar to 2014.

    296. Phil says:

      There are only three polls you need to pay attention to.

      Rich Baris – Big Data Poll

      Robert Cahaly – Trafalgar

      James Lee – Susquehanna

      The rest are bullsh*t. Baris will be out in the field polling nationally this next week.

    297. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Franklin & Marshall releses a PA Poll showing Mastriano down 11 and Oz -13. Is F&M a reliable pollster? Whose PA poll would you trust more, Emerson or F&M?

    298. Phil says:

      Franklin & Marshall is a typical college trash poll.

      Want some perspective? Ok, I’ll give you some.

      2016 – their final poll in Pa. out four days before the election had Hillary up 11. That’s right. 11. Trump won the state.

      2020 – their final poll had Biden up 7. Biden “won” the state by a point. Seven is better than 11 but it’s bad. It’s even worse than 7 when you throw in the fraud the Pennsylvania Supreme Court opened the door to.

      It’s trash, Sheeple. Pure garbage. If you want to get a handle on Pennsylvania I’d suggest you watch for the next Susquehanna poll of the state. James Lee runs Susquehanna’s polling operation and he has an excellent track record polling Pennsylvania.

    299. Tina says:

      The pa sc is trash.

      And they will write the law for the old switcheroo, if necessary.

    300. Tina says:

      Don’t worry the gop-e will do another $50 billion to Ukraine really soon,

      https://nypost.com/2022/08/24/warning-signs-for-the-gop-abound/

    301. Bitterlaw says:

      Cheap bastards. Should be more than $50 billion. Seriously.

      But remember. Tina does not want Putin to win.

    302. jason says:

      I hope they do send more than $50 billion.

    303. jason says:

      ep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio):

      “Waiving debt for those already on a trajectory to financial security sends the wrong message to the millions of Ohioans without a degree working just as hard to make ends meet,” he said.

      So Biden is trying to buy votes by cancelling debt.

      But Ryan is telling the people Biden is trying to buy that they shouldn’t support the bribe.

    304. jason says:

      If people don’t want to vote for the GOP because the GOP supports Ukraine then they can vote for the Dems who support Ukraine.

    305. jason says:

      If Biden’s loan fiasco was aimed at saving vulnerable Democrats they don’t seem to be getting the message.

      “Sen. CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO (D-Nev.): “I don’t agree with today’s executive action because it doesn’t address the root problems that make college unaffordable. We should be focusing on passing my legislation to expand Pell Grants for lower income students, target loan forgiveness to those in need, and actually make college more affordable for working families.”

      Rep. JARED GOLDEN (D-Maine): “This decision by the president is out of touch with what the majority of the American people want from the White House, which is leadership to address the most immediate challenges the country is facing.”…

      Rep. SHARICE DAVIDS (D-Kan.): “It’s not how I would have addressed the issue.”

    306. jason says:

      Even progressive legal “experts” are skeptical..and think using Covid emergency powers to cancel student debt is a huge stretch.

      Jed Shugerman ??
      @jedshug
      I am generally skeptical of presidents using (and abusing) emergency powers.
      I think reasonable people can make arguments for and against the order.
      I cannot defend the OLC’s weak choice to just ignore the recent Roberts Court precedents against invoking COVID emergency powers.”

    307. Dylan says:

      So what happens now? A court rules that a president cannot cancel debt in such a fashion? Is the debt cancellation paused until the Supreme Court weighs in on that 2 years from now? What a total mess. Print print print $$$$ and then cancel debt. Great recipe for hyperinflation.

    308. Tina says:

      He wants poor students to pay for rich students,

      Just look at the tweet sent by Lawrence tribe.

      Out of touch

    309. Tina says:

      Trumps national lead is re emerging.

      InteractivePolls
      @IAPolls2022
      2024 Republican Presidential Primary:

      Trump 53%
      DeSantis 17%
      Pence 10%
      Cruz 3%
      Christie 2%
      Haley 1%
      Rubio 1%
      Abbot 1%
      Pompeo 1%
      Cheney 1%

      TIPP | 08/02-04 | N=575
      https://tippinsights.com/bidens-basement-just-30-of-dems-want-him-as-their-nominee-in-2024-while-53-of-republicans-want-trump-i-i-tipp-poll/

    310. Gordon Allen says:

      Forget the money for awhile.
      Do we have the inventory, stockpile,or weapons production base to continue open ended shipments of weapons and material to Ukraine?
      Contrary to apparent opinion the Arsenal of Democracy closed shop long ago

    311. Gordon Allen says:

      The answer is we don’t. For sure we don’t have an unlimited supply of ammunition, or a wide enough base of production anymore.
      My understanding is that our current annual supply of munitions to the services, most especially
      smart munitions, would be expended in a relatively few weeks at a high level consumption rate in a war with China,not counting draw downs to Ukraine .
      Unlike money apparently, weapons are a finite quantity.

    312. jason says:

      Do we have the inventory, stockpile,or weapons production base to continue open ended shipments of weapons and material to Ukraine?”

      Actually, this is a valid point and obviously any stockpiles that are running low have to be replaced. And they are probably being replaced.

      But let’s get real, what we are providing the Ukraine is a drop in the bucket as far as the wide range of weapons we have, and the idea that we are making ourselves defenseless because of the limited number of systems we are providing Ukraine is ridiculous.

    313. Wes says:

      So the Governor of California is trying to buy the governorship of Florida. That should go over well in the Sunshine State:

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/newsom-desantis-one-term-governor-100k-crists-campaign

    314. Gordon Allen says:

      If you call a third or more of our inventory of stingers and Javelins a drop in the bucket,or higher percentage numbers of certain drones just starting production.
      I was referring to BL proposing 50 Billion in ADDITIONAL deliveries.
      For what’s at issue that’s a HUGE number,because they’re relatively cheap per unit.
      We haven’t touched the BIG ticket items like aircraft carriers ,F35/ F22 fighters, long range cruise missiles.
      But the lower end ” shooting stuff” would be eviscerated at any additional number like that.
      We may as well sign a deed of Taiwan over to President XI.
      There HAS to be a stop at some point to this ridiculous open spigot. It simply isn’t that vital. Sorry.

    315. jason says:

      It simply isn’t that vital. Sorry.”

      Putin’s lapdog finally admits he wants Russia to win.

      The truth will set you free.

      At least we don’t have to have the argument about Neville Allen being Putin’s little bit-ch.

      Settled.

    316. jason says:

      If $50 billion more is what it takes to prevent Russia from winning, it is money very well spent.

      The cost of letting Russia win and a return of the cold war buildup will cost trillions.

      I say let’s spend what it takes now.

      And yeah, we can replace whatever stingers go to Ukraine. And drones. Just let private industry handle it.

    317. jason says:

      “Unlike money apparently, weapons are a finite quantity.”weapons are a finite quantity.”

      Actually, no, money is more finite.

      Money will buy you an infinite amount of weapons.

    318. Bitterlaw says:

      The Cold War was not all bad. We got this;

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Lur-SGl3uw8

    319. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason. No it won’t. It will infinitely increase the cost of weapons.
      You constantly assume we have the industrial base we did at one time.
      We absolutely do not. Especially after the Cold War in the Armanents Industry.
      I assumes that was widely known. Apparently not.
      We are dramatically weaker than we used to be.

    320. Cash Cow TM says:

      TONIGHT ON WHERL OF FORTUNE ALL THREE CONTESTANTS ARE FROM CALIFORNIA.

      JUST NOT FAIR.

    321. Bitterlaw says:

      You constantly assume we have the industrial base we did at one time.

      No. We don’t. We also have drones that can unleash the same destructive power as a bomber or fighter for a fraction of the cost (adjusted for inflation since WW2) and at no risk of losing any lives.

    322. Cash Cow TM says:

      The good news today is Walt’s first
      Cataract surgery went well.

    323. Cash Cow TM says:

      Only problem Walt is having is
      That he can see good now out
      Of left eye without glasses but
      The other eye is fuzzy.

      Or he can put his glasses on and see
      Good out of right eye but fuzzy out
      Of left eye that had Cataract removed

    324. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      So the Putin appeasers have gone from implying that: “it does not matter what we do for the Ukrainians, in the long-term Putin will win” to “it is too expensive to support the Ukrainians and help them prevail.”

      The fact is, if we had not helped Ukraine, and Putin had prevailed there, it would have been even more costly in the long-run, as Putin would have moved out to his next targets. Appeasement never works — which Neville Chamberlain and Britain learned the hard way.

    325. Gordon Allen says:

      #333. If that were true we wouldn’t need bombers,or fighter bombers/attack aircraft,or cruise or standoff missiles.
      You know I know that’s made up like a lot you write.
      The range and payload are exponentially different. Not close.
      You really shouldn’t just make stuff up. Some people know differently.

    326. Phil says:

      Appeasement means handing over territory in the misguided belief that it will satisfy the aggressor and prevent it from invading other nations. Putin lacks the military capacity to invade any European allies. They can’t even move the present battle lines against a third rate military with no air power. NATO air power would take apart what’s left of Russia’s military if they tried anything stupid. Of course they’d have to get across Ukraine first. How’s that going? Russia with it’s massive losses of manpower and equipment over the last six months is weaker than it’s ever been. Think they are going to move on Poland?

      Nobody I know or have read on this site has advocated handing Putin anything. The Ukrainians are holding their own and Russia has been stuck in the mud for over six months now. Ukraine is way down my list. I’m much more concerned about what the left is doing to my own country. Sue me.

    327. Tina says:

      Let’s increase their budget, right?

      @minds
      BREAKING: Mark Zuckerberg tells Joe Rogan that Facebook algorithmically censored the Hunter Biden laptop story for 7 days based on a general request from the FBI to restrict election misinformation.

      https://twitter.com/minds/status/1562927481945980928

    328. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The manufacturer of the Javelin missile states he can meet the increased demand as a result of the Ukraine war:

      “The lightweight but lethal Javelin has helped the Ukrainians inflict major damage on Russia’s larger and better-equipped military. As a result, the weapon has gained almost mythic regard, celebrated with a Javelin song and images of Mary Magdalene carrying a Javelin becoming a meme in Ukraine.

      Lockheed Martin CEO James Taiclet said in a recent CNBC interview that demand for the Javelin and other weapon systems would increase broadly over time because of the Russian invasion. He said the company was working “to get our supply chain ramped up.”

      “We have the ability to meet current production demands, are investing in increased capacity and are exploring ways to further increase production as needed,” Lockheed Martin, which is based in Bethesda, Maryland, said in a statement.”

    329. jason says:

      The Ukrainians are holding their own ”

      Zzzzz…

      No thanks to Putin appeasers and isolationists like you.

      They have contained the Russians at great cost to their country ONLY thanks to massive military aid.

    330. jason says:

      “We have the ability to meet current production demands, are investing in increased capacity and are exploring ways to further increase production as needed,” Lockheed Martin, which is based in Bethesda, Maryland, said in a statement.”

      Neville Allen and other Putin lapdogs hardest hit.

    331. jason says:

      Nobody I know or have read on this site has advocated handing Putin anything”

      Baldfaced lie.

      You and the other Putin Appeasers are advocating for Putin to retain the massive territorial gains he has garnered in Ukraine.

      Look at the map and stop lying.

      I don’t care if you are a Putin sycophant or not. But own it.

      No more BS about “oh, I want to cut Ukraine off but I don’t want Putin to win”.

      Sorry, that dog won’t hunt.

    332. jason says:

      Phil doesn’t like being called a Putin Appeaser.

      Tough sh-t.

      If you want to stop military aid to Ukraine then you are ok with Ukrainians being slaughtered and the Russians winning.

      No free lunch.

    333. jason says:

      The fact is, if we had not helped Ukraine, and Putin had prevailed there, it would have been even more costly in the long-run, as Putin would have moved out to his next targets. Appeasement never works — which Neville Chamberlain and Britain learned the hard way.”

      Exactly.

      Neville Allen has not learned the lesson, he needs better magazines and video games.

    334. Bitterlaw says:

      337 And you should put away your magazines and look at the real world. You don’t need a massive bomber to take out Russian units or armor 20 miles away. Inexpensive drones can do the damage. No need to fly the equivalent of London to Berlin and back when the Russians are only miles from Ukrainian forces.

    335. jason says:

      Neville Allen thinks magazines and video games are the real world.

    336. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – Everybody advocating for a negotiated peace is allowing Putin to seize Ukrainian territory. That is giving something to Putin.

    337. Tina says:

      The Russian hoaxers preferred candidate is a loon.

      Arthur Schwartz

      @ArthurSchwartz
      ·
      1h
      Radical leftist John Fetterman: If he had a magic wand and could fix one thing he would end “life without parole” for murderers. #PASen

    338. Bitterlaw says:

      I am pleased to announce that Brandon and his wife welcomed their son into the world on Tuesday.

    339. Phil says:

      I look at the map plenty Jason.

      Six months, bud….and Russia ain’t winning sh*t.

      BTW, the Russians made it into Odessa yet? No? What are they waiting for? Maybe because they have a better chance of taking Odessa, Tx. Big bad Russians Strategic threat. Yep Look out Poland and Hungary. Here they come.

      I’m here for the polls and the electoral political content. Ukraine doesn’t make my list. Deal with it….and given that it’s well down the polling list of issues most Americans are concerned about (all the polling data confirms it) I guess there are a whole bunch of us in the USA who make your rather broad “Putin Lover” list. I guess we’ll all have to just live with that.

      I don’t think we have to get involved in every war on the face of the Earth. It’s a mistake. Vietnam ring a bell with you? How about Iraq? I suppose if you didn’t think those were a very good idea that also made you an “isolationist”?

      In any event, I’m done going back and forth on Ukraine. Prefer the more important issues.

    340. jason says:

      BIDEN: “If we elect two more senators, we keep the House in Democrats, we’re gonna un, get a lot of unfinished business we gonna get done.”

    341. Phil says:

      Wait a minute, Tina. Fetterman actually said that? If he did the race should be over…oh wait. Its Pennsylvania. That quote probably plays just fine in the Philly collar counties. Never mind.

    342. Phil says:

      Biden and Fetterman ought to go on the road with their incoherent act.

    343. jason says:

      I look at the map plenty Jason.

      Six months, bud….and Russia ain’t winning sh*t.”

      Map calls Phil a liar

      https://twitter.com/War_Mapper/status/1562590993383591936/photo/1

      BTW, the Russians made it into Odessa yet?”

      Asinine straw argument.

      They are close, only massive military aid has kept them out (you know, the military aid you want to cut).

    344. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil- Read what you want. Post what you want. Nobody controls the discussion here.

      Despite your hatred of Philadelphia and its suburbs, we don’t like murderers any more than do.

    345. jason says:

      You just coddle them more than anybody else.

    346. jason says:

      Put me on the 53% side.

      WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – After half a year of war in Ukraine, a slim majority of Americans agree that the United States should continue to support Kyiv until Russia withdraws all its forces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday.

      The polling suggests continued support for President Joe Biden’s policy of backing Ukraine, despite economic worries and domestic political developments grabbing Americans’ attention in recent months.

      The Biden administration has provided weapons and ammunition for Ukraine’s bid to repel Russian forces and is expected to announce a new security assistance package of about $3 billion, a U.S. official said, as Ukraine’s marks its Independence Day on Wednesday.

      Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has vowed to recapture territory seized after the Feb. 24 invasion and in earlier incursions beginning in 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea.

      Out of 1,005 people in the United States who took part in an online poll last week, 53% expressed support for backing Ukraine “until all Russian forces are withdrawn from territory claimed by Ukraine.” Only 18% said they opposed.

    347. Phil says:

      Good to hear Bitter. I look forward to seeing those Philly suburbanites vote against Fetterman….but I won’t hold my breath. Wine sipping upper middle class college brainwashed suburban women. That’s alright. We have them in Austin and its surrounding suburbs. They love Beto.

    348. Bitterlaw says:

      My wife is a Jewish Republican woman with a law degree who drinks beer, wine, and the occasional margarita. And she lives in the suburbs. Almost all of our female friends have at least college degrees, voted for Trump, and will vote for Oz and Mastriano.

      Phil hardest hit.

    349. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Even Taiwan is providing support to the Ukraine, and if Taiwan is ever attacked in the future, am sure Ukraine will reciprocate:

      “Taiwan has handed over to Ukraine a batch of 800 Revolver 860 short-range bomber drones.

      The drone is capable of carrying up to eight 60-millimeter mines or ammunition of other calibers, dropping them one by one on command.”

    350. Bitterlaw says:

      As always, I love Phil’s contempt. Of course, he probably hates educated people because he is incapable of reading a map.

    351. Phil says:

      He probably hates educated people because he is incapable of reading a map.

      Huh?

      But I am glad bitter could find a Philly suburban woman who will vote for a Republican for Senator and Governor. They are kind of rare.

    352. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @LarrySabato
      Whoa. Gallup now has Biden job approval up to 44-53%. It’s been a while since we’ve seen approval that high. Yes, still not great, but POTUS has waved goodbye to the 30s for now.

    353. Bitterlaw says:

      Not as rare as you think.

    354. jason says:

      Bitter I think its unfair to say the Putin Appeasers want Russia to win.

      They just want Ukraine to lose.

    355. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason- I think we are making progress. The Good A-hole/Bad A-hole routine is working.

    356. jason says:

      Sometimes I wish I could be the Good A-hole once in awhile…

      Nahhh…

    357. Phil says:

      44-53.

      Yes, Biden’s numbers continue to tick up as gas prices continue to go down.

      Not rocket science. Add to that non stop MSM propaganda. They’ve really turned it up. Biden is on a hot streak yada yada.

      The man is a disaster, but when the left controls all institutions from the media, Justice Dept (selective leaks) education, DC courts, FBI (now the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party, heavily censured social media…..and it goes on and on.

      I mean, what do you expect? The deck is stacked.

    358. Phil says:

      ….but don’t worry. We have the establishment Republican Party fighting back hard.

      LOL. I know. Crickets

    359. Bitterlaw says:

      Some are born A-holes. Some have A-holes thrust upon them. We all play our part.

    360. Phil says:

      Baris:

      “We have polled student debt. It isn’t even in the top three concerns for young voters. This is going to matter as much as Roe. What’s stopping GOP turnout is the GOP leadership sucking”

    361. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      mnw
      Here is the first post-primary poll of the Missouri Senate race. The Republican leads by 11 pts,; 49-38. It’s a YouGov Poll with a ton of abortion questions.

      https://www.slu.edu/research/research-institute/big-ideas/slu-poll/data-archive/august-2022-poll/slu-poll-august-2022-toplineresults.pdf

    362. Phil says:

      Missouri is done. If it wasn’t we all might as well move to Cost Rica.

    363. Phil says:

      Robert Barnes who teams up with Baris on many of his podcasts says Republicans will pick up 35 House seats and 3-4 Senate seats. He’s a smart man,but isn’t a pollster. I don’t have a clue where he gets anything remotely like that kind of prediction. However, I heard it with my own ears last night. I think that’s nuts. Right now I’d say Republicans pick up 15 seats in the House and go -1 in the Senate. Their polling is in the field next week so that should give a better lay of the land.

    364. Cash Cow TM says:

      So if U.S. has given $13.5 Billion direct aid so far to Ukraine war effort that comes out to about

      $185 to every family of 4 in Ameria
      ******************************************

      And,

      Biden cancelling $5 Billion in student loan debt comes out to about

      $66 family of four in America

    365. Tgca says:

      I agree with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority that the term Homeless is “outdated and dehumanising,” and leads to “othering” – whatever the F*Ck that means – but it sounds good.

      Their suggestion is to refer to HOMELESS people as “people who live outside.”

      Now that sounds much better me thinks and we don’t have to worry about “othering” concerns either.

      https://www.wnd.com/2022/08/homeless-authority-major-blue-city-doesnt-want-anyone-saying-world-homeless/

    366. Bitterlaw says:

      More doom and gloom from Phil. Zzzzzzz

      I think Oz and Walker win. If I am wrong, put it on my tab. The MSM can cheerlead for Biden all they want but unless Rachel Maddow is paying for the voters’ food and gas, they can’t hide the fact that many things suck right now.

    367. Cash Cow TM says:

      Avg. driver in U.S. uses 552 gallon of gasoline per year.

      Family of 4 with 2 drivers,
      gasoline price is now $1 higher than a year ago,

      Increase cost of just gasoline for that family is

      $1,104. more than last year.

    368. Phil says:

      Not doom, bitter. My prediction is Republicans still take the House….barely.

    369. Bitterlaw says:

      Why not the Senate, Phil? Aside from your hatred of Pennsylvania. Is gas cheaper and inflation lower in Senate races?

    370. jason says:

      I think Oz and Walker win too. And Laxalt.

    371. Phil says:

      For the last fricken time, bitter. I don’t hate Pennsylvania. I don’t understand how your people vote. You are about to elect a guy who openly wants to open the jails and is an open out and out socialist. He just out and out says it. Forget for the moment that he is a nonfunctioning vegetable. How would anyone begin to understand any of that. that? Doesn’t mean I hate your state. Hell, look in the mirror and examine your own comments over the years about my state.

    372. Phil says:

      Laxalt should win although the legality of ballot harvesting should scare Republicans.

    373. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      August 24, 2022 at 10:28 pm
      I don’t wonder at all, Robbie. Like Liz Cheney you are mentally ill. You carry an obsessive hatred 24/7.

      – Humorous coming from you since you’re the personification of an angry populist. Since I began posting in this forum in 2004, your comments have been little more than screeds against the mythical “elites” you think are screwing you over. In your world, there’s always some nefarious group out to get you.

      Yet, I’m mentally ill because I reject Trump’s insanity such as calling for McConnell and his wife be arrested for whatever conspiratorial lunacy pops into his mind at that moment? Do you think McConnell and his wife need to be arrested as your MAGA daddy suggested? Just for fun, why not actually address what Trump said rather than attack anyone who actually dares mention his idiotic ramblings.

      Trump left the party in a complete wreck. He cost the party the House, the Senate, and the White House in just one four-year term. He also sparked a riot in a pathetic attempt to keep himself in office after he lost an election. And oh by the way, he also saddled the party this year with some of the worst Senate candidates in a decade or more.

      So yeah, I hate Trump and I am proud to say so and I will continue to say you. You know why? Because Trump is almost certainly going to be the 2024 nominee so it would be absolutely crazy to ignore him. If Trump had made clear he’s not going to run again, I would celebrate and never mention the twice impeached idiot again. Unfortunately, he’s running again and I’m not about to ignore him or excuse him just because a crybaby populist like you doesn’t want to have to read about it.

    374. jason says:

      According to Biden, if Democrats retain Congress, they will pass legislation to ensure “no one has the opportunity to steal an election again.”

      And some people still deny the election was stolen…

    375. Phil says:

      Robbie, you and Liz get a room.

      …and yeah, McCain and Romney type Republicans are the answer. Both got smashed.

      Fact. Republicans don’t turn out for your type of Republican.

    376. jason says:

      So yeah, I hate Trump and I am proud to say so and I will continue to say you.”

      Zzzzz….what a pathetic, amoral unprincipled turd.

      Amoral Scumbag hates ANY Republican actually on the ballot and/or with a chance to win.

      Everyone here knows this is not about Trump, we have seen the same old tired game being played every 2 years for way over a decade and way before Trump was even a blip on the radar.

      Amoral Scumbag is a sorry, bitter, vindictive little man with the moral compass of a floating turd.

      Some people here used to believe his BS, but there is nobody left here who does.

    377. Phil says:

      Biden isn’t a problem at all. Trump is the problem according to Robbie.

    378. jason says:

      Republicans don’t turn out for your type of Republican.”

      Amoral Scumbag is not a Republican or a conservative.

      To give you an idea, he wants an extremist left winger like Fetterman to win and an a communist wife abuser like Warnock to win. This is a guy who thought Michael Avenatti was the moral compass for America and should be President.

      This is not about Trump, never was.

    379. Phil says:

      Remind us Robbie. Did you vote for your Republican governor four years ago? Of course not. He was actually a Republican on the ballot and Robbie doesn’t do Republicans actually on the ballot…and that has nothing to do with Trump.

    380. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      August 26, 2022 at 11:29 am
      Robbie, you and Liz get a room.

      …and yeah, McCain and Romney type Republicans are the answer. Both got smashed.

      – Is this the best you’ve got?

      Apparently, you’ve got amnesia because there was no one in this forum who was more critical of the sorry, worthless McCain campaign or the hapless Romney campaign than I was. Do you not remember I was the one who wanted to see Romney stopped at the convention because I thought he was such a terrible candidate? Do you not remember endlessly attacking me for saying Romney was running an awful campaign?

      But, sure. Tell yourself my opposition to Trump means I somehow support two candidates I repeatedly wrote in this forum were terrible general election candidates.

      That’s the ticket!

    381. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      August 26, 2022 at 11:31 am
      Biden isn’t a problem at all. Trump is the problem according to Robbie.

      – Trump is the problem because he lost to Biden and he’ll lose to Biden again. DeSantis and several other Republicans would easily defeat Biden in 2024, but you’re more invested in being angry than actually winning. That’s a core tenant of populism.

    382. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      August 26, 2022 at 11:35 am
      Remind us Robbie. Did you vote for your Republican governor four years ago? Of course not. He was actually a Republican on the ballot and Robbie doesn’t do Republicans actually on the ballot…and that has nothing to do with Trump.

      – Nope. I didn’t vote for Matt Bevin because he was an awful governor and an absolute clown. He spent four years being a jerk. In fact, he was such a jerk that the president of the Senate in the state, a Republican, didn’t vote for him either. Maybe you should organize an effort to unseat him. He won in 2020 with 80% of the vote so good luck.

      But just like your hero, MAGA daddy, Bevin is getting ready to announce he’s running for governor again in 2023. We’ve got two great candidates in Ryan Quarles and Daniel Cameron, but Bevin wants to get in the race and exact revenge. Sound familiar?

    383. jason says:

      DeSantis and several other Republicans would easily defeat Biden in 2024″

      Zzzzzz…. what a lying turd.

      Amoral Scumbag has the same change of voting for DeSantis (who he calls a total bum, Trump clone and clown) as he would vote for Trump.

    384. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      August 26, 2022 at 11:29
      Fact. Republicans don’t turn out for your type of Republican.

      – So you’re saying Republicans won’t turn out for DeSantis in 2024?

    385. jason says:

      but Bevin wants to get in the race and exact revenge. Sound familiar?”

      Maybe the country club elites can get together and try to bar Bevin from running.

      Brokered conventions!

    386. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      August 26, 2022 at 11:47 am
      Amoral Scumbag has the same change of voting for DeSantis (who he calls a total bum, Trump clone and clown) as he would vote for Trump.

      – This is one of my favorite canards Jason fraud uses.

      In 2016, he absolutely hated Trump right up until MAGA daddy won. Then Jason fraud became Trump’s biggest fan.

      I didn’t like the campaign DeSantis ran in 2018, but I changed my mind about him based on the way he actually governed.

      So why is Jason fraud allowed to change his mind about the twice impeached idiot, but it’s not ok for me to change my mind about DeSantis?

      I thought that’s what good politicians did? They convinced the unwilling to support them.

    387. jason says:

      – So you’re saying Republicans won’t turn out for DeSantis in 2024?”

      LOL

      Said by a guy who supported a communist like Andrew Gillum against DeSantis

    388. jason says:

      So why is Jason fraud allowed to change his mind about the twice impeached idiot,”

      LOL

      Did you ever allow me to change my mind about Trump?

      The difference is that you have been playing this sordid dishonest little game for 15 years, so nobody believe you “changed your mind”:.

      We all know you will be here with your usual MSM leftist talking points against DeSantis just like you are with Oz and Walker.

    389. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      August 26, 2022 at 11:48 am
      but Bevin wants to get in the race and exact revenge. Sound familiar?”

      Maybe the country club elites can get together and try to bar Bevin from running.

      Brokered conventions!

      – It would be a great idea if it was possible! Too bad it’s not.

      I think Ryan Quarles and Daniel Cameron would be surprised to learn they’re the choices of country club elites.

      Also, is “country club elites” Jason fraud’s new catch phrase that’s supposed to make him sound smart?

    390. jason says:

      I think Ryan Quarles and Daniel Cameron”

      Zzzz…

      I always thought Matt Bevin was a moron. You can read dozens of comments I have made about him over the years.

      I am just mocking your “brokered convention” idiocies.

    391. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      August 26, 2022 at 11:53 am
      The difference is that you have been playing this sordid dishonest little game for 15 years, so nobody believe you “changed your mind”:.

      – The difference is I’ve been willing to call out bad candidates and I stand by my track record.

      You used to be willing to do that until you became a Trumper and decided any candidate he likes is a great candidate.

      By the way, sorry Carl Paldino and Laura Loomer lost. Loomer is calling for her voters to not support Daniel Webster. I guess you’re cool with that since Loomer is one of Trump’s favorites.

    392. Phil says:

      So you are saying Republicans won’t turn out for DeSantis in 2024?

      To be determined whether he can do as well with working class voters as Trump. But hey, why would they turn out for a “clown” like DeSantis?

      Doesn’t matter. Over and under when Robbie starts turning on DeSantis. Once he gets the nomination Robbie will have had it with DeSantis. Gusranteed.

    393. jason says:

      worthless McCain campaign or the hapless Romney campaign than I was.”

      Yes, we already know you support ANY Democrat against ANY Republican actually on the ballot.

      Tell us something new.

      Have you ordered your Fetterman “Long live socialism” yet?

    394. jason says:

      Trumper and decided any candidate he likes is a great candidate.”

      Nah.

      Oz and Walker are good candidates, so I supported them. I am glad Trump supported them too.

      I supported Timken in OH over Vance. I supported Brnovich over Masters in AZ. I supported Barletta over Mastriano.

      But in the end, all the R candidates are much better than the Dems you support.

      So GFY.

    395. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      I just eyeballed the Raid Affidavit. Lots of redactions and nothing new. As far as I could tell, there was no mole at Mar-A-Lago.

    396. Tina says:

      The Russian hoaxer likes the heavily redacted hoax memo.

    397. Tina says:

      They cited a news article.

      Lol. The fib is the sheot

    398. jason says:

      One of the documents is a map of a hurricane.

    399. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Biden’s DOJ told a federal court that the FBI had to raid Trump’s house because a CBS news article saw trucks at Mar-a-Lago when Trump was president. Sean Davis

    400. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Sean Davis Again:

      According to the government’s own affidavit demanding authority to raid Trump’s home, the unprecedented raid was necessary because a bureaucrat at the National Archives was mad that Trump had “newspapers, magazines, [and] printed news articles.” https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.617854/gov.uscourts.flsd.617854.102.1_1.pdf

    401. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Here is Jonathan Turley’s Twitter thread about what he gleaned from the redacted Affidavit:

      https://twitter.com/JonathanTurley?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    402. Tina says:

      The department of Justice and fib are using the terms “classified markings”.

      Lol, they have no understanding of things

    403. Bitterlaw says:

      What have I said about Texas other than it’s too hot and I need 4 seasons of equal length?

    404. Tina says:

      CBS saw trucks at MAL.

      LOL

    405. Tina says:

      Washington Free Beacon

      @FreeBeacon
      Jean-Pierre: “What MAGA Republicans have done, and you look at the definition of fascism, and you think about what they’re doing in attacking our democracy … taking away our freedoms, wanting to take away our rights … that is what that is. It is very clear.”

    406. Tina says:

      The loan bailout is now projected to cost $1 trillion.

    407. DW says:

      419 – exactly two years ago, I advised a college student I know to go ahead and take out a direct loan. This student was going to pay everything out of pocket, but I advised that if Biden were to become president, then paying out of pocket now would be dumb. The student took out nearly 10k in loans, and now appears will be able to get it all back.

    408. Tina says:

      Rove is an idiot, Just let Doj/fib abuse go, they will be nice to us later.

      @joelpollak
      ·
      39m
      .
      @KarlRove
      tells
      @FoxNews
      he wants Trump to stop talking about the raid and let Republicans talk about election issues like inflation instead. Since when is the Constitution not an election issue? Democrats, after all, want an election on “democracy” even as they destroy liberty.

    409. Robbie says:

      Burgess Everett
      @burgessev
      News: GOP super PAC SLF canceling $8m in ad buys in Arizona Senate race, about half its reservations. Will raise questions about GOP view of Blake Masters.

      Group also cutting two weeks of ads for Murkowski; they think she’s in good shape.

      – Let Peter Theil fund his buddy Masters.

    410. Robbie says:

      David M. Drucker
      @DavidMDrucker
      Talk to Republicans in AZ. The polling for Masters is atrocious. He’s especially trailing among women.

      – The Trumpy Senate candidates are finding out that running to the hard MAGA right in the primary to get Trump’s endorsement doesn’t play well with the broader voting public.

    411. Bitterlaw says:

      Rove is an idiot? Compared to Tina and Joel Pollak who have run zero successful Presidential campaigns?

    412. Tina says:

      Yea and they shipped it to a magistate who weeks before had recused himself from trumps Rico suit.

      Margot Cleveland

      @ProfMJCleveland
      ·
      50m
      My quick hot take on affidavit: It was full of bait and switch. Used “classified” and “top secret” to justify search emotionally, but used Presidential Records & flawed used of criminal statutes to justify it legally.

    413. Tina says:

      Rove ran stupid ads in Georgia.

      Rove also told bush to not defend himself against the Iraqi WMD falsehood, which led to the 2008:debacle.

      And he is wrong on this fib abuse.

    414. Tina says:

      The National records is wrong, as is the fib and Doj.

      The raid is illegal under the 4th amendment.

      The issue defaults ro the presidential records act and a dispute beteeen the parties over privileged documents.

      There can be no criminal investigation from that dispute- only a civil dispute.

    415. Phil says:

      My favorite Rove screw up was his sending Bush on a three day barnstorming trip through California the final week of the 2000 campaign. Brilliant. Great idea, Karl. You cut the final margin to 13 points. What an electoral genius. Had it not been for a handful of votes in NH and Florida he would have blown it. Just to put the cherry on top of the royal F up he had Bush then fly to NJ and waste a day there. Brilliant….and the states of Oregon, Wisconsin, and Iowa which Bush ended up losing by less than a combined 10K votes? Rove said nope. Lets go to the hopeless states of California and NJ.

      “The architect” LOL

    416. Bitterlaw says:

      Rove gets paid for his political services. The HHR snipers don’t.

    417. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil forgot 2004. Wonder why?

    418. Tina says:

      Yeah rove won. Two decades ago

      He lost badly in Georgia with his sheotty ads and Biden’s bitch refusal to authorize stimulus.

      .

    419. Tina says:

      No wonder Biden was behind the raid

      Quote Tweet

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      Trump 47% (+5)
      Biden 42%

      @EmersonPolling ~ 1,034 LV ~ 8/22-23
      https://emersoncollegepolling.com/pennsylvania-2022-fetterman-holds-four-point-lead-over-oz-for-us-senate-shapiro-leads-mastriano-by-three/

    420. Phil says:

      2004?

      That impresses you? The narrow win over John Kerry? All the advantages of incumbency, weak opponent, and he barely made it over 270 thanks to a narrow win in Ohio. Seriously? That’s what you got?

      And yeah, Rove gets paid. Purdue and Loeffler paid him well. Ha

      Suckers.

    421. Bitterlaw says:

      Revisionist BS to exonerate Trump. The stimulus was agreed upon by everybody including Trump. Then he tried to triple it on the way out the door.

    422. Bitterlaw says:

      2 Presidential wins impress me more than people who post for free on a blog.

    423. Bitterlaw says:

      Rove is not always right. But he has more wins and losses than the snipers who have no wins.

    424. Phil says:

      Yeah. The architect.

      Zzzzzzzzz

    425. Cash Cow TM says:

      ?”As far as I could tell, there was no mole at Mar-A-Lago.”

      How about a vole?

    426. Cash Cow TM says:

      Cow thought the college debt forgiveness was est. to cost $5 Billion.

      If tina is right and the cost is $1 TRILLION…

      that is equal to $3,333 for every person in U.S.

    427. Cash Cow TM says:

      I am “over” Rove.

      Rove
      over

    428. Gordon Allen says:

      Rove is a hack establishment Republican, who did his level best to blow 2 Presidential elections that shouldn’t have been that close.
      If you like the current GOP leadership in Washington, Rove’s your guy.
      If not,turn off the TV when he’s on; we do.

    429. Dylan says:

      I actually have a visceral revulsion to Rove’s voice and persona When he comes in, I can turn the dial quick enough. His analysis is basically as stale and out of touch as if it was 2000/2004. I can’t…….

    430. Phil says:

      If you like the current GOP leadership in Washington, Rove’s your guy.

      Bingo.

      He operates his consulting business out of Austin. W’s nephew used him in his race for state attorney general. He got 33% of the vote. Republican voters have long ago gotten past Rove’s brand of milk toast establishment politics. Pisses Rove off royally. He’s a loser and any Republican who listens to him ought to have their head examined. Both Georgia Republican Senate candidates listened to him and the result was that tens of thousands of Republicans stayed home. Baris documented that in his polling released just before the run off election. Threw away two Republican seats and handed the Senate to Schumer.

    431. Wes says:

      1) Rove came within 1,000 votes of a loss in 2000. Meanwhile, Republicans were clobbered in the Senate in an otherwise even year for the two parties.

      2) Had GWB not scraped by by less than 2% in Ohio, Rove would have been 1-1 in presidential elections in 2004 in a year when Republicans recovered their Senate losses from 2000 (while critically showing impending shifts downballot by losing several state legislatures and crucially taking it on the chin downballot in Colorado) and gained House seats for the first time in a presidential year since 1992.

      Forgive me for being unimpressed with the man whose strategy of divide-and-conquer to achieve a narrow victory for the 2004 election Obama adopted in 2012.

    432. Phil says:

      Exactly, Wes.

      He has a nice gig with FOX news. Some think that makes him credible. It doesn’t. He’s a consultant that makes $$….and not a good one.

    433. Wes says:

      Hilariously after the 2006 haymaker the Dems landed on the GOP, Rove blamed everything but Bush’s sub-40% popularity rating. Sure, Karl. The most unpopular President since Jimmy Carter has nothing at all to do with the ass kicking the GOP took in 2006 and would take again in 2008.

      Talk about out of touch.

      Oh, by the way, literally every candidate Rove backed in 2012 lost. Every single one. He then made an absolute fool of himself by crying about the Ohio results till Megyn Kelly had to walk back to the data analysts and confirm Obama had indeed carried the Buckeye State.

      He’s an absolute joke as a human being and a political strategist.

    434. Tina says:

      The architect or turd blossom. Call him what you want. Maybe also a fabricator for the wmd in Iraq hoax.

    435. Tgca says:

      Bill Clinton and Obama won twice.

      I was not impressed.

    436. Bitterlaw says:

      The only person to blame for Republicans not voting is the Republican voters who stay home.

    437. Hugh says:

      370. Biden’s approval is ticking up for only one reason. The raid on trumps home is bringing back dems. The inflation act is a bust with everyone. Dems want trump in leg irons. They’re frothing at the mouth right now in joy. That will wear off. But dems are very smart you have no chance without your base. We are stupid with many Republican leaders treating our current base as unreasonable. Baris is dead right.

    438. Hugh says:

      370. Biden’s approval is ticking up for only one reason. The raid on trumps home is bringing back dems. The inflation act is a bust with everyone. Dems want trump in leg irons. They’re frothing at the mouth right now in joy. That will wear off. But dems are very smart you have no chance without your base. We are stupid with many Republican leaders treating our current base as unreasonable. Baris is dead right

    439. Phil says:

      Yep. The Republican leadership is absolutely not listening to the base. The base isn’t stupid and notices and they aren’t going to come out in November in the numbers necessary if this doesn’t change. If it doesn’t, don’t think for a minute Republican voters will turn out in the numbers needed just to make McConnell majority leader. He hasn’t shown them anything. Crickets from the Republican leadership on the raid, silence on the college loan giveaway, the cave on the gun bill and a host of other issues is going to bite them…regardless of what Rove says.

    440. Bitterlaw says:

      If Mitch McConnell called me and told me to not vote for a Republican he did not like in the GE I would tell him to GFH and vote for the Republican anyway. Why? Because the Democrat needs to lose. Any voter who stays home because they don’t like the leadership is a fool doing the Democrat’s bidding.

    441. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      It just keeps getting worse and worse:

      “According to the Herald Sun, the girl identifies as a cat and the private school she attends allows her to be non-verbal and act feline, so long as it doesn’t become a distraction to other students. While the school didn’t confirm the specifics, they did explain in a statement that some of their students display “a range of issues from mental health, anxiety or identity issues,” noting, “Our approach is always unique to the student and we will take into account professional advice and the wellbeing of the student.”

    442. Phil says:

      You can call them fools all you want….but a certain percentage staying home results in Democratic victories. That’s the bottom line. It absolutely cost Republicans two seats in Georgia and the Senate. In advance of the runoff election Baris said his polling was showing the Republican voter turnout in central and southern Georgia would be subpar with upwards of 200,000 to 250,000 Republican voters staying home. He had both candidates down 3 points and said they were dead ducks.

      He was right. That’s absolutely what happened.

    443. Tom says:

      There’s a special place in hell for any Republican that doesn’t turn out to vote for whoever the Republican candidate is this November. I hope all those deadbeats in Georgia like what they got.

    444. Cash Cow TM says:

      Wait til you get a whole herd of kids who identify as cows.

      Then they will demand
      –to be milked twice a day
      –that hay be served in the cafeteria line

    445. Bitterlaw says:

      You can call them fools all you want….but a certain percentage staying home results in Democratic victories.

      That is exactly why I called them fools.

    446. Tina says:

      Does this extend to the Lincoln project, loon Cheney, blob McCain, he Clinton Groupie, who had a gop plate, etc?

      “There’s a special place in hell for any Republican that doesn’t turn out to vote for whoever the Republican candidate is this November.”

    447. jason says:

      I guess I am going to hell.

      I figured as much as Paul had already told me 100 times.

    448. Wes says:

      Of course it does, Tina.

    449. Bitterlaw says:

      Every Republican – conservative, moderate, pro-Trump, anti-Trump, Log Cabin, Lincoln Project, whatever other stupid anti-Trump name they come up with, etc. must vote for the GOP candidate in November. The future of the nation hangs in the balance. This destructive civil war is handing Biden, Schumer, and Pelosi a victory they don’t deserve.

    450. Bitterlaw says:

      In Pittsburgh yesterday and today. Saw one Oz billboard. None for Fetterman. Oz is running ads attacking Fetterman as a pro-criminal Socialist. Fetterman has 2 ads – Oz is a rich carpet-bagger and Fetterman turned around a crappy PA town that is really still crappy.

    451. jason says:

      I agree with Bitter.

      Though I am not a Republican even I would vote if I was registered.

    452. Tom says:

      What Bitter said.

    453. Tgca says:

      465

      Don’t count on it!

      When the GOP establishment IGNORES its base and then all of a sudden as election approaches and wants these constituents they view as peons to come out and vote, this is how we get Dem majorities.

      Think McCain! He chit on many in the GOP for years but then wanted them to come home to him on Election Day and he was given the middle finger by many conservatives.

      You reap what you sow.

    454. jason says:

      Same could be said by conservatives who stay home.

      They reap what they sow, Dem majorities.

    455. Tgca says:

      Expert Calls for All Young Homosexual Men to Get Monkeypox Vaccine

      They should also shut down all venues where gays congregate in mass – bars, clubs, hook-up apps, etc.

      This is a GAY DISEASE!

      https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/08/27/expert-calls-for-all-young-homosexual-men-to-get-monkeypox-vaccine/

    456. Tgca says:

      470

      Yes, but you don’t expect people to support you if you chit on them regularly.

      That’s the point!

      If a local candidate routinely treats you like dirt and then on Election Day asks for your vote, most people say GFY, and rightfully so.

      PA deserves what it gets if it’s people can’t see the difference in the candidates.

    457. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason- The nation hangs in the balance. Could you please participate in a corrupt system to cancel out a fraudulent vote from the 1100 block of North Broad Street in Philadelphia? Remember that A-holes do the dirty jobs that need to be done.

    458. Bitterlaw says:

      Well, the Dem is going to treat you like crap AND take more of your money.

    459. Phil says:

      I’m not defending anyone who stays home. I’m simply pointing out a fact. Many in the base feel they’ve been ignored by the DC Republican establishment and flat out taken for granted. It cuts down on turnout. That’s a fact….and of course it results in Democratic majorities. The silence coming from guys like John (crickets) Thune – McConnell’s successor – or the milk toast response to the outrageous FBI raid on a former President’s residence by a Tim Scott really chaps the ass of many in the base. Now, you can say they should simply put that aside and turn out anyway but it hurts. Of course it does. It pisses off members of the base when so called “conservatives” like Burr and Cassidy and Toomey vote to impeach Donald Trump. Sorry, they are doing it to themselves. Impeach the Republican President, crickets on the outrageous action of the Biden administration Justice Dept going after the former President and presumptive Republican nominee, the cave on the gun bill…..you can’t piss off the base and then expect to get full turnout in elections. Criticize the base all you want on turnout, but you can’t act blasé about issues and Democratic actions and then expect a fired up turnout of the base come Election Day. It doesn’t work that way.

    460. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil is not defending people who stay home on Election Day. He the n explains/justified staying home on Election Day. Got it.

    461. Tina says:

      Yikes, the fib gave defensive briefings to grassley about the Russian laptop which were false.

      https://justthenews.com/government/federal-agencies/grassley-johnson-request-top-fbi-officials-explain-agencies

    462. Tina says:

      I won’t be surprised if the gop-e srill increase the corrupts fib budget.

      Despite all the election interference, lies, and untruths.

    463. Wes says:

      McCain didn’t excite his base, Tg, but do you honestly think Obama wasn’t going to win that race anyway? With GWB at 29% and Dems ginned up to turn out, Reagan in his prime would have lost that election.

    464. Tgca says:

      Imagine if a guy treats your daughter like dirt for years as her boyfriend. Then years later he runs for office as a candidate that you identify politically with. Your choice is to put the past behind to vote your political interests or give the candidate the GFY finger and refuse to support his candidacy. Your lack of vote causes him to lose.

      Do you regret it?

      That’s how it is for many conservatives.

      It’s not always black and white.

    465. Tina says:

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      @mrddmia
      Legal Check: 100% False.

      President Trump had the absolute, unquestionable legal authority to declassify and take a personal copy of any record he wanted.

      And Congress gives former presidents secure office space (SCIFs), staff, security clearances, and Secret Service protection.
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      @thehill
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    466. Tina says:

      I wish Rove just stfu.

      He is trying to wreck the midterm and his assumptions are false.

    467. Tgca says:

      479

      That wasn’t my point Wes.

      My point was you don’t chit all over people and then expect them to come out to support you. Win or lose, loyalty is based on how you treat people and not political allegiances.

    468. Robbie says:

      Ed Whelan
      @EdWhelanEPPC
      William Barr on Trump: “The tactic that Trump is using to exert this control over the Republican Party is extortion: ‘if it’s not me, I’m going to ruin your election chances by telling my base to stay home.’ He’s all about himself.”

      – Yet, Phil wonders why I continue focus on Trump. This is why. Trump is probably going to be the party’s 2024 nominee. To ignore him would be stupid, especially since he’s played such an active role is picking Senate candidates in the battleground states.

      Trump doesn’t care about you or your concerns. He cares solely about himself. He doesn’t want the presidency again because of any grand policy goals. He wants the presidency again so he can torment his enemies, whether real or perceived.

      And he’s willing to burn it all down if primary voters don’t submit to him. Some populist fighter for the little guy.

    469. Bitterlaw says:

      I am getting tired of you discussing my daughter to the point of asking that you be banned as a creepy mf-er. Your hypothetical is also ridiculous.

      It is always black and white – the Democrat is always worse. Corey to drop by with David Duke hypothetical in 3…2…1…

    470. Robbie says:

      Tina says:
      August 27, 2022 at 11:10 am
      I wish Rove just stfu.

      He is trying to wreck the midterm and his assumptions are false.

      – Yes. Rove is a liar and Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit is a truth teller. That’s the bizarre, distorted upside-down world in which Tina lives.

    471. jason says:

      Jason- The nation hangs in the balance. Could you please participate in a corrupt system to cancel out a fraudulent vote from the 1100 block of North Broad Street in Philadelphia? Remember that A-holes do the dirty jobs that need to be done.”

      Ahh, so that is the fraudulent vote that cancelled out my vote in 2020?

    472. jason says:

      et, Phil wonders why I continue focus on Trump. This is why. Trump is probably going to be the party’s 2024 nominee.”

      We are in 2022.

      You only come here to attack the R candidates running in 2022 and to shill for the Dems.

      So nobody believes you are “concerned” about 2024, everyone knows you are a scumbag unprincipled troll for the Dems in 2022.

      GFY.

    473. Phil says:

      No bitter. I explained it….and told you how it could be fixed. The fix isn’t for the base to just ignore the blase DC Republican act between elections of federal officeholder because the base won’t. Why? Simple. Because it isn’t going to work. The fix has to come from Republican leadership and members of the Senate to step it up and stand up. If they don’t, expect to be disappointed on election day. We need a little more from Mitch McConnell than to be issuing statements discussing how bad Republican Senatorial candidates are. That won’t get it done and if it continues expect to be disappointed on election day. See Georgia….and expect to be represented by Senator Fetterman.

    474. jason says:

      He doesn’t want the presidency again because of any grand policy goals.””

      That would certainly be out of character.

      He was dammed successful at achieving a lot of “grand policy goals” the first time around.

      Energy independence. Lower taxes. Record employment, including blacks and minorities. Deregulation. Strong military. Improved border security. Conservatives in SCOTUS and federal bench.

      I would actually expect more of the same if I was a betting man.

    475. jason says:

      Could you please participate in a corrupt system to cancel out a fraudulent vote from the 1100 block of North Broad Street in Philadelphia? Remember that A-holes do the dirty jobs that need to be done.”

      Compelling argument.

      I will think about it. When is the last day I can register?

    476. Tgca says:

      485

      I wasn’t talking about your daughter. I was talking to the board in hypothetical.

      Stop making everything about you.

    477. Phil says:

      Trump’s “perceived enemies”

      Trumps’s enemies are perceived? Seriously? The Russian hoax was just a perception?

      That’s so laughable I can’t even imagine where to begin.

    478. jason says:

      I suppose I could register and not vote and keep my options open.

      The problem with Bitter’s theory is that I would probably have to send in 5 mail ballots in order to have my vote counted once.

    479. jason says:

      Trump’s “perceived enemies”

      Trumps’s enemies are perceived? Seriously?”

      Yeah, that took chutzpah.

      I have yet to see Amoral Scumbag utter ONE word against the sordid campaign against Trump from day one. ONE word against the Russia hoax investigation. One word against the Mueller witch hunt. ONE word against the bogus impeachments.

      Perceived? LOL

    480. Phil says:

      The problem with Bitter’s theory is that I would probably have to send in 5 mail in ballots in order to have my vote counted once.

      Ha.

      Jason knows how cut right to the problem.

    481. Tgca says:

      Phil

      Some posters just don’t get that you can only chit on people for so long before they say I’m done regardless of the outcome.

      Many conservatives feel that way about the GOP establishment.

      McConnell doesn’t care about the vast majority of GOP voters. He cares about his position in DC.

    482. Phil says:

      Perceived

      I still can’t get over that one. LOL

    483. jason says:

      To ignore him would be stupid, especially since he’s played such an active role is picking Senate candidates in the battleground states.”

      Funny. Amoral Scumbag thinks the Trump base and the working class and rural vote is not important.

      Yet he admits Trump is successful at “picking” candidates.

      You can’t have it both ways.

      And BTW, I can accept Blake Masters and Oz won their primaries because of Trump. Vance would probably have won anyway in a crowded primary. Walker had no opposition and would have won anyway.

      You can make the argument Masters is “extreme” but not Oz.

      So in the end, all the hatred against the R senate candidates boils down to one race in AZ. And even there, you can make a strong argument it was the establishment Rs that shot themselves in the foot. Had Ducey and Brnovich at least made an effort to promote vote integrity either could have won the primary. But they were happy Trump “lost” by a ridiculous 10k votes in an election rife with fraud so they made their own bed. No whining now.

    484. jason says:

      Some posters just don’t get that you can only chit on people for so long before they say I’m done regardless of the outcome.”

      I get it.

      I also get the cutting off your nose to spite your face has consequences.

    485. TIna says:

      I drew out the Russian hoaxer.

    486. Tina says:

      Bondo Barr really did a good job.

      Let the Russian hoax continue.

      Let the corrupt fib run amuck, while he ate his Doritos

      No more bush appointments in gubment period.

    487. Tgca says:

      500

      I agree! But how much abuse do you expect constituents to take?

      In my example above, I make the case it gets personal to voters.

      Why should voters care if they’re constantly screwed over by people just because they share political views?

      Continuing to vote as expected just gives these folks more power over you if you refuse to make a stand.

    488. Tina says:

      The York terrier needs to connect the dots better. The “intent” was the fib warning. Please stay off faux news. Your brain is mushed.

      Quote Tweet

      Byron York

      @ByronYork
      · 3h
      Mark Zuckerberg testified in Senate on 10/28/20. He briefly mentioned FBI warnings to Facebook about ‘Russian disinformation.’ When Hunter Biden laptop story was published, it appears Facebook assumed it was the ‘disinformation’ FBI had warned about. So it suppressed story.

    489. Tina says:

      The corrupt fib interferrred with the 2016 and 2020 national elections.

      Russia hoax

      Whitmer fednappinng hoax

      Biden’s laptop

      We don’t need the fib to be like Biden’s ss

    490. Tina says:

      With respect to the Biden laptop, the fib had it in its possession in 2019.

      They knew it was real,and not Russian disinfo.

      There was no need to give Facebook any “warnings.”

      We will find out that they “warned” Twitter in the weeks to come

    491. jason says:

      Is Amoral Scumbag outraged about this?

      Huh, no.

    492. Phil says:

      Outraged?

      About a bunch of perceived stuff?

      Naw.

    493. Gordon Allen says:

      Trump picked Jeff Sessions and Bill Barr as AG. Whose responsibility was that?
      Picking people is Job #1 as Chief Executive.
      Sorry, but on this score Trump was objectively awful.

    494. Phil says:

      on that score Trump was objectively awful.

      Absolutely and completely 100% true.

    495. Tina says:

      French fri spinning here

      David French

      @DavidAFrench
      · 1h
      The argument over the search warrant is receding. As evidence emerges, it looks less like a partisan witch hunt and more like an action of last resort.

      Trump may be furious about the search, but he has only himself to blame. https://theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/08/trump-warrant-affidavit-release-justice/671263/

    496. Tina says:

      Yes, bad picks, but he was still effective while in office (surprisingly)

    497. Tina says:

      The fib and unjustice want revenge since he and Nunez exposed the Russian hoax.

      Kristina Wong ??

      @kristina_wong
      ·
      4h
      The national security state is GIDDY over the affidavit redacting basically everything but my article citing Kash Patel but ? was my take as well. There’s a broad push to paint Kash as in trouble — is it because he was effective in exposing the corrupt FBI Russia collusion hoax?

    498. jason says:

      Trump picked Jeff Sessions and Bill Barr as AG. Whose responsibility was that?
      Picking people is Job #1 as Chief Executive.
      Sorry, but on this score Trump was objectively awful.”

      I believe Sessions was the first GOP senator to endorse Trump in the 2016 race. He wanted to reward Sessions for his loyalty. Let’s be honest, at the time nobody here thought it was a huge mistake, which it was. But Sessions could still have saved us the Mueller fiasco if he had only not recused himself. That was unbelievable stupid, he had no reason to, he got shocked and awed by the MSM whining about “conversations with the Russian ambassador (in a social setting). That was the biggest of all the mistakes during Trump’s presidency.

      As for Barr, he was an experienced guy, too experienced I guess in the ways of Washington. But I don’t remember anyone here complaining too much about him either at the time. He certainly was fair with the Mueller report. He certainly was incompetent with the FBI, the election results and the Hunter laptop.

      I don’t disagree that these two picks were horrendous blunders. But the fact is there were good arguments for both appointments and hindsight is always 20/20.

    499. Tgca says:

      Abolitionist ‘Father of Conservatism’ Edmund Burke Put on BLM-Inspired Slavery Shame List

      So this is abolitionist who fought against slavery should be canceled because his brother may have been involved in or benefited from financial dealings in slavery?

      https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/08/27/abolitionist-father-of-conservatism-edmund-burke-put-on-blm-inspired-slavery-shame-list/

    500. jason says:

      Barr and Session were not Trump’s worst picks, just the most consequential.

      How about that guy that would be perfectly cast in an Italian mafia movie, Anthony Scaramucci..geezus. Omarosa Newman..John Bolton…Gene Kelly…

    501. Tgca says:

      516

      Gene Kelly was an awful pick.

      Did very little to help Trump.

      Always DANCING around the issues.

      Tap! Tap! Tap!

      That’s all I recall if him.

    502. Hugh says:

      Worst picks Wray sessions and milley

    503. Phil says:

      Wray and Milley. God, how could we forget those ? Horrible. Trump really F ed himself with those….to say nothing of the country.

    504. jason says:

      Battle lines drawn…

      “Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is calling out the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire for tweeting a photo of her crying over her father’s flag-draped coffin with a caption reading: “Happy Holidays.”

      This is the official twitter account of the state of New Hampshire’s Libertarian political party,” Meghan McCain tweeted. “I really fear for the future of the world and how we have come to treat each other – especially on social media. I hope no one ever does anything like this to any of you.”

      But the NH Libertarians are doubling down…

      “The party tweeted: “Wait until you see what we tweet when the Clintons finally kick the bucket.”

      In another tweet, it said: “If we don’t dance on the graves of war criminals, who will?”

    505. jason says:

      “Pennsylvania Senate hopeful John Fetterman (D.) opposes vouchers that let children in failing public school districts attend private and charter schools. But the progressive champion, who lives in one of Pennsylvania’s worst performing school districts, sends his kids to an elite prep school.

      Fetterman’s kids attend the Winchester Thurston School in Pittsburgh, where parents pay up to $34,250 for a “dynamic” learning environment and an “innovative” approach to teaching. They would otherwise go to schools in Woodland Hills School District, where graduation rates are far below the state average. The local elementary school that serves Fetterman’s town of Braddock is in the bottom 15 percent of the state in academic performance.”

      I don’t blame him for sending kids to private schools. I blame him for opposing vouchers so others can have the same opportunity.

    506. Phil says:

      Senator John Fetterman.

      Let that one soak in. Ouch.

    507. DW says:

      Its pretty obvious the direction the country is going. The corruption is so deep now that nothing can stop the planned destruction of the middle class.

      Then over time as the wealthy elite reach about 5% of the population, and the impoverished serfs 95% of the population, everything will finally collapse, and that’s when the 95% will rise up against the 5%, set up guillotines and do away with the 5%, and then there will be 100 years of anarchy, loss of learning, complete societal collapse where rule will change hands only when heads of the state are toppled, and never through an election.

      We are watching the death of the USA right before our eyes. It is a murder. The left is literally killing the country by design, because they hate it, and want it destroyed.

    508. Bitterlaw says:

      Damn. DW really escalated the doom and gloom. Can Phil rise to the challenge?

    509. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason wants to fix the election system by not voting. I am sure that Gov. Shapiro will be so impressed with this act of political courage that he will immediately impose the reforms demanded by Jason.

    510. Phil says:

      Depends, bitter. As far as the midterms, let’s see what Barris’ Labor Day polling looks like. My expectations will be totally tied to what he finds. He’s the best.

      As far as long term, yeah, the left continues to move their agenda in this country. Sometimes incrementally, sometimes quickly as in the past decade – but always forward. Since they now have control of K-12 in addition to their monopoly of higher education they will ultimately win out.

    511. jason says:

      As far as long term, yeah, the left continues to move their agenda in this country. Sometimes incrementally, sometimes quickly as in the past decade – but always forward. Since they now have control of K-12 in addition to their monopoly of higher education they will ultimately win out.”

      Absolutely correct. I have been making this point for years.

      There is no way to reverse the leftward trend when we are turning out hundreds of thousands of Marxists into positions of power in academia, government and corporate America…even the military.

      There is a mini counter trend, with conservative school board members getting elected in places like Texas and Florida and some backlash in VA, but the universities have now becoming monoliths of leftist thought.

      Socialism is in our future. We are just fighting a delaying game unless we can get a major change in ideology in the educational system.

    512. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National Democratic Primary Poll:

      Biden 23%
      M. Obama 13%
      Harris 8%
      Clinton 6%
      Sanders 6%
      Buttigieg 5%
      Newsom 5%
      O’Rourke 4%
      Abrams 3%
      Warren 3%
      Booker 2%
      Manchin 2%

      McLaughlin & Associates ~

    513. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National Republican Primary Poll:

      Trump 55%
      DeSantis 15%
      Pence 6%
      Romney 4%
      Cheney 3%
      Abbott 2%
      Hogan 2%
      Bolton 2%
      Rubio 1%
      Cotton 1%
      Kasich 1%
      T. Scott 1%
      Owens 0%
      Cruz 0%
      Haley 0%
      Pompeo 0%
      R. Scott 0%
      Noem 0%

      McLaughlin & Associates ~ 461 LV ~ 8/20-8/24

    514. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National General Election Poll:

      Donald Trump 49% (+4)
      Joe Biden 45%
      .
      Donald Trump 51% (+8)
      Kamala Harris 43%

      McLaughlin & Associates ~ 1,000 LV ~ 8/20-8/24

    515. jason says:

      Jason wants to fix the election system by not voting”

      Never said that.

      I said I didn’t want to participate in a election process you admit is flawed and where you cannot be sure your voted is not cancelled or diluted by illegal votes.

      Not sure hoping it will all go away by the next election is going to impress Shapiro either.

    516. jason says:

      2024 National General Election Poll:

      Donald Trump 49% (+4)
      Joe Biden 45%
      .
      Donald Trump 51% (+8)
      Kamala Harris 43% ”

      I thought Amoral Scumbag said only lowly MAGA working class types support Trump. ‘

    517. jason says:

      One in 50 Republicans want John Bolton as their candidate.

      Puuuhhhhhhhleeeze……

    518. Tina says:

      The ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Retweeted

      Chuck Callesto

      @ChuckCallesto
      ·
      58m
      BREAKING NOW: Federal judge issues preliminary order with intent to APPOINT A SPECIAL MASTER to review documents seized in the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago…

    519. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “The White House on Thursday called out Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) criticism of President Biden’s plan to forgive some student loans, noting that the congresswoman had Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven.

      The Biden administration’s official Twitter account shared a video of Greene knocking the just-announced debt cancellation in a Newsmax interview as “completely unfair.”

      “Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had $183,504 in PPP loans forgiven,” the White House wrote, referring to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a lifeline extended to help small businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

    520. Phil says:

      Trump over Biden. This is the fourth poll (including Baris) to show Trump significantly ahead of Biden. Anyone want to calculate what a 4 pt GOP national popular vote lead projects to in the electoral vote count? I’ll help you out. Somewhere about 370 or 380 electoral votes for Trump.

      So it’s a big damn deal that Biden’s Justice Dept is harassing Biden’s chief political opponent…it’s way over the line and Republicans like Tim Scott need to understand that. I actually think they do. They just don’t care….and the base isn’t happy about that.

    521. jason says:

      “Because police have been trained to see people of color, gender-nonconforming folks, and Muslims as criminals, they often treat victims as perpetrators of violence. So, if the victim hasn’t asked you to call the police, do not — I repeat, do not — call the police.”

      Denver high school video.

      Bitter to say no doom and gloom necessary, all will be well at the next election.

    522. jason says:

      Watching Fedex playoff golf.

      Fetterman getting skewered with Oz ads, alternating with Oz being shown as a skilled surgeon and outsider who can fix things, the other calling Fetterman and the Dems “crazed radicals” with Fetterman the craziest.

    523. jason says:

      “opposes life sentences for murderers”

    524. jason says:

      Youngkin:

      “In an effort to turn Virginia into California, liberal politicians who previously ran our government sold Virginia out by subjecting Virginia drivers to California vehicle laws. Now, under that pact, Virginians will be forced to adopt the California law that prohibits the sale of gas and diesel-fueled vehicles. I am already at work to prevent this ridiculous edict from being forced on Virginians. California’s out of touch laws have no place in our Commonwealth.”

    525. DW says:

      540 – that is called LEADERSHIP

    526. Bitterlaw says:

      I have NEVER posted that all will be well at the next election. If Jason can find such a post I will send $50 to the York ASPCA. If not, he can GFH.

    527. Bitterlaw says:

      Just watched the end of Glory. Unfortunately, the end was the same. Still a great movie.

    528. jason says:

      Judges matter.

      “The pro-life movement just scored a major victory in California, of all places. On Thursday, a federal district court ruled that a California mandate compelling churches to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans is unconstitutional.

      This ruling is a stinging rebuke to the radical pro-abortion crowd in the Golden State.”

    529. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @NateSilver538
      Worth remembering that the GOP has generally performed poorly in Trump-era elections with Trump himself not on the ballot. Meaning 2018 but also for the most part special elections and other one-off elections.

      Dave Wasserman
      @Redistrict
      Lots of focus on Dems being more engaged/energetic post-Dobbs, which is undeniably true. But to me, the GOP/Trump base appears less engaged than it was last November, which is just as big a part of the story.

    530. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #545-SDC
      I agree with the two of them about the recent Special Elections. The other “undeniable” factoid is that the Republicans soared during the primary season.
      Is it just a coincidence that these two so-called pundits expressed the same opinion on the same day?

    531. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Wes and SoHope:
      Here is the Democrat opposing Bo Hines in the New NC-CD-13 Congressional District. He is a Liberal ex- Californian.
      Where is this District? Who’s favored?

      https://freebeacon.com/democrats/self-styled-moderate-wiley-nickel-partnered-with-liberal-group-working-to-defund-police-end-cash-bail/

    532. Phil says:

      Baris says his polling for congressional clients has across the board shown Democrats doing better of late due to their younger voter base coming home. He said that was expected. It was never going to stay at generic R+6 or 7 which is where he had it last spring. He is in the field next week with national polling. That will be the ultimate baseline going into the fall campaign. He continues to say Republican congressional leadership is a drag on Republican turnout models. He says McConnell’s favorability numbers among Republican voters are abysmal, and took a further dip immediately after the gun bill. Something that Karl Rove just whistles by.

    533. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #549- Phil
      Baris also commented that GOP enthusiasm took a hit when the Gun Bill was pushed in the Senate by Republican leadership..

    534. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Here is a New Mexico Governor’s Poll. The Democrat leads by 7(40-47). In 2018, she won by about 14%. My guess is that this race will continue to tighten.

      https://www.abqjournal.com/2527965/lujan-grisham-has-7point-lead-over-ronchetti.html

    535. jason says:

      Baris also commented that GOP enthusiasm took a hit when the Gun Bill was pushed in the Senate by Republican leadership.”

      What do these GOP morons “lacking enthusiasm” because of the gun bill think will happen if Dems get to implement their gun agenda.

      This is the kind of stupidity that makes R deserve to lose.

    536. Phil says:

      550

      Yep

    537. jason says:

      But the problem is Oz owns several houses…

      “Democrat John Fetterman says if he had a magic wand to “fix one thing,” he would end “life without parole” for MURDERERS”

    538. Phil says:

      Call it stupidly or whatever you like. Regardless, the polling shows what the polling shows.

    539. Phil says:

      I have to believe Oz will be in much better shape in the next round of polling. If not, Pennsylvania IS NJ politically. Fetterman has got to be the most awful candidate imaginable. Of course, Mitch is focused on how bad Republican candidates are. Thanks, Mitch.

    540. jason says:

      Regardless, the polling shows what the polling shows.”

      I think the “Rs are not enthusiastic because of the gun bill” is asinine.

      Not only was it a nothingburger, I doubt there is anybody that even remembers what was in it at this point.

      So I call this “analysis” by Baris a crock of crap.

    541. jason says:

      Winner of the Fedex Cup playoffs wins a cool $18 million today.

      Scottie Scheffler has a 5 shot lead going into the final round.

      If he doesn’t choke he will be $18 million richer.

    542. Tgca says:

      I guess this marriage might be off to a bump start.

      Sheriff: Florida Honeymooner Left Sleeping Wife in Hotel to Meet Prostitute

      https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2022/08/27/sheriff-florida-honeymooner-left-sleeping-wife-hotel-meet-prostitute/

    543. jason says:

      Second place only gets $6.5 million.

      I wonder if the second place winner will even bother picking up the check.

    544. Tgca says:

      Phil is right on the gun bill. People may not remember the details but they do remember it was supported by nearly a 3rd in the GOP in the Senate. Cornyn took a UUUUGE hit in the polls.

      Conservatives are NOT stoopid!

      They know when they’re being hoodwinked.

      McConnell is not to be trusted! All he cares about is his DC perks.

    545. jason says:

      Ok so then let the Dems win and do away with the 2nd Amendment entirely.

      That’s what the morons who want to make this about Mitch McConnell deserve.

      Mitch McConnell is 80 years old and set for life.

      Lose the election to spite him is really brilliant strategy.

    546. jason says:

      Sheriff: Florida Honeymooner Left Sleeping Wife in Hotel to Meet Prostitute”

      So it’s not the wife’s fault who fell asleep?

    547. jason says:

      Did I say 5 shot lead? Make it 6.

    548. jason says:

      but they do remember it was supported by nearly a 3rd in the GOP in the Senate.”

      So that is reason to let the Dems do away with the 2nd Amendment?

      Because 1/3rd of the GOP voted on the nothingburger bill?

      That kind of moronic thinking will get you a coffee mug from Joe Biden.

    549. jason says:

      Conservatives are NOT stoopid!”

      Fact not in evidence.

    550. Tgca says:

      565

      Says the guy who gave up on voting so Dems could more easily win.

    551. Phil says:

      Jason, Baris is never “full of crap”. No doubt Robbie will be along this morning to second your opinion. That’s his constant theme based on absolutely nothing. Baris was reporting what his numbers were telling him. That’s what he does. There was either a dip in the numbers or there wasn’t. That’s why I respect him whether his numbers show good news or bad news. His track record is the best in the business. If you want to ignore what his polling numbers are saying then be my guest.

      He says Republicans will get the House but Republicans are leaving a significant number of seats on the table with their milk toast leadeship. His numbers are showing that. As far as the Senate, he says it’s 100% that Vance wins and he said it when all the summer polls were showing huge leads for Ryan. Nobody polls Ohio and Florida like he does. On the number in both states 2016, 2018, 2020. He says Lake will win the governorship of Arizona hands down. Also said Masters had a chance in Arizona, at one time (was down 3 in his July polling) but with Mitch pulling 8 million of his Pac out and no Masters advertising until October (Kelly with 54 million in the bank) then that one won’t be R. He says Republicans have a better than even chance to get a Senate majority.

      Baris says what the numbers tell him. Full of crap? Nope. You want to know who is full of crap? I’ll give you a long list – Morning Consult, You Gov, CNN, Nate Cohen at the NYT, CBS-Washington Post, Reuters – all Robbie favorites and all with track records that suck.

      Republicans are leaving House seats on the table that shouldn’t be left. That’s what Baris is saying.

    552. jason says:

      Jason, Baris is never “full of crap”.”

      Sorry, to say Rs will let the Dems decide on the 2nd Amendment because some senate Rs voted for the feel good gun bill is being full of crap.

      Baris is a good pollster/analyst but he is not always right.

      The numbers are the numbers, but I don’t have to accept hook line and sinker his “interpretation” of them.

      I think he is full of crap. Feel free to disagree.

    553. jason says:

      Says the guy who gave up on voting so Dems could more easily win”

      I gave you my reasons.

      If your reason not to vote so Dems can more easily win is that some R senators voted for the gun bill you can defend your reasoning.

    554. jason says:

      I think Rs should vote against Biden’s policies.

      If someone here thinks they should not vote because they are unhappy with Mitch McConnell I think you are a moron.

      No free lunch.

    555. jason says:

      If you want to ignore what his polling numbers are saying then be my guest.”

      Thanks.

      I will.

    556. Tgca says:

      I am NOT giving up voting.

      I simply understand why many conservatives do and why they don’t trust the GOP establishment, and they should NOT be ridiculed for being principled against corruption in the GOP.

      McConnell wants to stop Trump. He is willing to lose the Senate to keep his power and keep Trump supporters from winning. McConnell is terrified he will face a vote of no confidence and can’t control new members supported by Trump.

    557. Tgca says:

      571

      So if they’re a moron for not voting because of McConnell, doesn’t that also suggest you’re a moron for not voting because you THINK you’re vote won’t matter?

      What’s the difference? Why are you given a pass on voting but not them?

      You both gave up voting and that gives Dems a free pass then by your logic.

    558. Gordon Allen says:

      I hear more complaining about caving on the Chips bill,which was the sole leverage against the Build Back Better little bill,and the additional 1 Trillion Dollars going down the rat hole than I do about the Gun bill.
      Either way many of the troops are unhappy

    559. jason says:

      What’s the difference? Why are you given a pass on voting but not them?”

      I didn’t know I got a pass, but thanks.

    560. jason says:

      Either way many of the troops are unhappy”

      Good.

      They will be even more unhappy when Dems control everything.

    561. jason says:

      McConnell wants to stop Trump. He is willing to lose the Senate to keep his power and keep Trump supporters from winning.”

      So if that is true then “conservatives” won’t vote so McConnell wins?

      Brilliant logic there, man.

    562. jason says:

      hear more complaining about caving on the Chips bill,which was the sole leverage against the Build Back Better little bill,”

      I see.

      So let’s see how they complain when the Dems pass what they really want, 6 trillion.

    563. jason says:

      I think Bitter is right.

      “Bitterlaw says:
      August 27, 2022 at 7:47 am

      Every Republican – conservative, moderate, pro-Trump, anti-Trump, Log Cabin, Lincoln Project, whatever other stupid anti-Trump name they come up with, etc. must vote for the GOP candidate in November. The future of the nation hangs in the balance. This destructive civil war is handing Biden, Schumer, and Pelosi a victory they don’t deserve”

    564. jason says:

      Now THAT is a whopper…

      “Biden Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre bizarrely & incorrectly claims Biden’s student loan bailout is “going to help 90%, 90%, of Americans that is making less than $75,000.”

      The Penn Wharton Budget Model says close to 70% of the benefits are going to the top 60% of earners.”

    565. jason says:

      90% of Americans making less than $75 have student loans?

    566. Phil says:

      What Baris is saying is that things like the gun bill, silence across the board from the R establishment leaders on other conservative issues as well as relative silence on the raid of a popular Republican former President by an out of control Biden Justice Dept means the Republican turnout won’t be as juiced as it could be. That will result in leaving seats on the table.

      Now, I guess if Republicans sweep everything in November and exceed expectations then, yeah, Baris was “full of crap”. Republican turnout wasn’t affected. I’d like to believe that too. I’d like to believe in the tooth fairy.

      There is a big difference between 250 Republican House seats and 225…although McCarthy can control 225 seats with far fewer MAGA Republican House members. He’d love that.

      Baris is the chief pollster for Gibbs who knocked off Trump impeachment voting Meijer. The establishment threw several million into Meijer’s campaign to save him. Baris says it’s been a month and McCarthy has yet to return any of Gibbs’ phone calls. What a F en surprise.

    567. jason says:

      yeah, Baris was “full of crap”.”

      Here is what I said.

      “Sorry, to say Rs will let the Dems decide on the 2nd Amendment because some senate Rs voted for the feel good gun bill is being full of crap.”

      You can disagree.

      But maybe you can poll your friends and neighbors and see if anyone is not going to vote in November because of the gun bill.

      If you find any, they are as full of crap as Baris.

    568. jason says:

      What Baris is saying is that things like the gun bill, silence across the board from the R establishment leaders on other conservative issues as well as relative silence on the raid of a popular Republican former President by an out of control Biden Justice Dept means the Republican turnout won’t be as juiced as it could be. That will result in leaving seats on the table. ”

      That is what Baris is saying?

      What I am saying is this is sophomoric, simplistic, and tunnel vision analysis that ignores all the other factors involved.

      I like Baris and think he has a good record. I think Amoral Scumbag’s attacks on him are asinine. But I don’t have to believe every spin he throws out, and I think he is taking a very superficial view if he really thinks the gun bill is what is going to influence November turnout.

      I call that a crock of crap.

    569. jason says:

      Baris is the chief pollster for Gibbs who knocked off Trump impeachment voting Meijer. The establishment threw several million into Meijer’s campaign to save him. Baris says it’s been a month and McCarthy has yet to return any of Gibbs’ phone calls.”

      So Baris has an axe to grind against McCarthy?

      Maybe that is coloring his analysis.

    570. Phil says:

      Sure, maybe McCarthy just lost Gibb’s phone number. Can happen to anybody.

    571. Tina says:

      Biden’s Beotch wanted the goblin garland to be the fib director in 2017.

    572. jason says:

      Biden’s Beotch wanted the goblin garland to be the fib director in 2017.”

      Might have been an improvement over Comey.

    573. Phil says:

      588

      Article won’t faze Robbie. He’ll gloss right over it. Working class votes don’t count in his world. It’s all about the upper middle class voters in the suburbs to Robbie. Karl Rove’s concurs. Apparently they are the only votes that count. Hey, who wants the votes of a bunch of uneducated plumbers anyway?

    574. Tina says:

      Quote Tweet

      The Trafalgar Group
      @trafalgar_group
      · 11m
      New @trafalgar_group #WIGov #Poll (8/22-25) shows #Evers just slightly ahead #wipol

      48.0% @Tony4WI
      47.5% @michelsforgov
      1.8% Other
      2.7% Und

      See Report: https://thetrafalgargroup.org/news/wi-gov-0828/

    575. Phil says:

      Damn. Where’s Robbie? I thought he’d be drafting on that Baris is full of crap comment all day long. Oh well, it’s still early.

    576. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #592
      Trafalgar has Johnson(R) down by 2 in the WI Senate race.

    577. Tina says:

      That is great news for Johnson as he trailed by 14 to Foundnogold, per info from another site.

    578. Phil says:

      Apples to oranges, Tina.

      Trafalgar didn’t exist in 2016. Those 14 pt polls were MSM and college garbage polls.

      I still think Johnson pulls it out in the end.

    579. Tina says:

      Yup, not a great comparison Phil. He will win

    580. Bitterlaw says:

      Time for the cheap…

    581. Bitterlaw says:

      DC

    582. jason says:

      I thought he’d be drafting on that Baris is full of crap comment”

      I said Baris was full of crap on one statement he made.

      Not enough to attact Amoral Scumbag like a maggot to roadkill.

    583. Cash Cow TM says:

      test

    584. Cash Cow TM says:

      Where ARE everybody?

      Hey,

      Cow hears that the judge is strongly considering appointing a third party to view the unredacted daffy affydavit on the Mary Largo raid.

      Cow has submitted an application to be that special viewer.

      First, I have big eyes.
      Second, I was not a voter for Trump.
      Third, I can keep a secret.
      Fourth, I am always in search of truth, justice and the American Way.
      Fifth, Walt submitted a letter of recommendation to urge my appointment to this special task.

    585. Cash Cow TM says:

      WAKE UP SLEEPY HEADS.

      WE’RE BURNING DAYLIGHT HERE.

    586. jason says:

      You forgot that you reviewed the Gutenberg Bible before it was printed too, so you have experience.

    587. jason says:

      Sorry, Cow, I had to rest after breakfast. I was out at Dietrich Meats in Krumsville, PA on Saturday and loaded up on a lot of good st-ff, so this morning I had to sample everything. Their smoked meats are to die for (Tgca will agree). Their pickled meats are good too, and you can’t beat their freshly rendered lard.

      “Pickled Meats:

      Ring Bologna
      Kielbasa
      Pig Feet
      Tripe
      Gizzards
      Heart

      PICKLED PIG SNOUTS and LAMB TONGUES are also included in this array. These unusual favorites are staples to a Pennsylvania Dutch meal.”

      Check this website out, I think you can order online.

      https://www.dietrichsmeats.com/

    588. Phil says:

      Baris has been polling nationally and polling the state of Pennsylvania. He gave some hints today as to where the raw numbers are pointing with regards to Pennsylvania.

      Some of his comments:

      Mastriano and Oz down a bit but not a lot

      Eyeballing it he thinks Mastriano is running a point or two ahead of Oz (surprising)

      Oz and Mastriano different coalitions

      Oz needs to consolidate his base

      Thinks the voting turnout in Pa will be R+1 or even R+2

      Polled Pa on Biden vs Trump and thinks once he weights it’s looking like Trump would beat Biden by 6. So much for the Robbie theory that Trump is holding Republican candidates back.

      Trump up with indies over Biden.

      Right now eyeballing it he thinks Oz down about 4 once he applies voter screens and finishes weighting.

      Nationally his preliminary numbers aren’t showing this huge bump in Biden’s approval numbers the MSM keeps crowing about. Maybe a point or two at the most. Thinks when all the weighting is applies Biden will be at 39 or 40.

    589. jason says:

      Oz and Mastriano different coalitions”

      Yes, I have been making this point.’

      Mastriano is massively popular with the Trump base and rural PA. He will turnout this vote. Oz needs this vote too.

      Oz’s support is more widespread but not as deep. Mastriano needs some of the more moderate/indie/ vote Oz is attracting.

    590. jason says:

      Eyeballing it he thinks Mastriano is running a point or two ahead of Oz (surprising)”

      Actually not surprising, as Mastriano has a consolidated base and Oz does not (Baris states as much).

    591. jason says:

      Here is the thing.

      Hard to see Mastriano or Oz losing if Trump is really leading Biden by 6.

      Why would these Trump voters support Shapiro or Fetterman if that is the case.

      The question is, is Trump really leading by 6.

      2000 Gore by 4
      2004 Kerry by 2
      2008 Obama by 10
      2012 Obama by 5
      2016 Trump by 1
      2020 Biden by 1

      In the last 6 elections only one was decided by more than 5 points.

    592. Phil says:

      Yeah, in thinking about it, probably not surprising. If the turnout is R+1 or 2 and Mastriano is consolidating his base Mastriano’s running ahead of Oz makes sense.

      Baris suggests Trump do two or three rallies for Oz.

    593. Gordon Allen says:

      I think for once the economies timing might work for the GOP. Although inflation is subsiding a bit( for now),partly that’s because the economy is slowing quickly,and should be clearly noticeable by late October.
      The abysmal failure of the GOP to raise money for Senate runs is awful

    594. jason says:

      The abysmal failure of the GOP to raise money for Senate runs is awful”

      Ok, I will raise some money for them.

      Neville, you can afford it, pls send Walker, Oz, Masters and Laxalt each a check for $1000.

      No need to thank me, it’s what I do.

    595. Phil says:

      The abysmal failure of the GOP to raise money for the Senate is awful.

      Yep

      Democratic candidates are sitting on huge war chests in every state…

      I just hope Laxalt can hold on in Nevada. He is the Rs best shot.

    596. Tgca says:

      606

      I agree with Jadon!

      The smoked meats are to die for…literally…especially in the greasy and salty quantities he eats them.

      Mrs. Jadon is biding her time.

      *Here dear, have someone more smoked meat with extra grease and salt just the way you like. Don’t listen to those doctors about your cholesterol. They don’t know anything. Oh by the way, you did increase the life insurance like I told you, right?*

    597. Tgca says:

      So now the lefties are asking credit card companies to monitor and report on people purchasing ammunition and guns?

      Nope! These people are not commie BASTARDS!

      Welcome to AMERIKA peeps!

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/08/28/gabby-giffords-gun-control-groups-ask-major-credit-cards-flag-gun-ammo-purchases/

    598. Albertus Magnus says:

      Some folks just like to worry.

      After the mid-term elections, the GOP will control the House by a comfortable, if not sizable majority and the Senate by a 52-48 margin.

      Stop crying.

    599. Dylan says:

      GOP Senate fundraising is a dud in large part due to the totally unimpressive Rick Scott who has the personality of a brick wall and no vision.

    600. Dylan says:

      What does it take to bounce McConnell as GOP leader and/or Rick Scott as NSSC head? Majority secret ballot vote of the next caucus? or some other process?

    601. Gordon Allen says:

      Jason I really do live in your and BL’s head. I know why too

      Pray tell,how do you know I haven’t btw sent more than that??

      It is so easy here to opine without any knowledge. BTW,I also intend to vote here straight GOP. You?

    602. jason says:

      Hey, Neville, it was a joke.

      GFY.

    603. jason says:

      *Here dear, have someone more smoked meat with extra grease and salt just the way you like. Don’t listen to those doctors about your cholesterol. They don’t know anything. Oh by the way, you did increase the life insurance like I told you, right?”

      Damm, Tgca has bugged my house?

      Shameful.

    604. Tina says:

      I guess the Benji Shapiro and Roy Blunt are “allied again.”

      It’s trumps fault for the raid. Why did he “keep” classified info at mal?

      Rs defending trump make the election about trump.

      Rs are losing despite all the deals cut by the gop-e in the senate; the lack of a national message (senate especially), and bending at the knee 24/7 to a dumb sheot at 38% approval.

    605. Tina says:

      Crust will lose by a lot.

      Florida Democrat Charlie Crist Says Biden Was Being “Honest” When He Labeled Trump Supporters “Semi-Fascists”

    606. Phil says:

      Tina, couldn’t have said it all better myself.

    607. Phil says:

      Rs are losing despite all the deals cut by gop-e in the senate; the lack of a national message (senate especially), and bending at the knee 24/7 to a dumb sheat at 38% approval

      Describes Republicans 2022 right on the money.

    608. Robbie says:

      No biggie. Just Trump calling for himself to be declared the winner of the 2020 election, or have a new election for president run immediately.

      Honestly, it’s just a fabulous message to run on in the midterms.

      https://twitter.com/NikkiMcR/status/1564279852076859394?s=20&t=oj_7ddTMc6ISflLsDmx5sg

    609. Robbie says:

      Phil says:
      August 29, 2022 at 11:56 am
      The abysmal failure of the GOP to raise money for the Senate is awful.

      – Trump hoovered up about $125 million or so in small donor money for himself this year that would have gone to senate and house candidates.

      And shockingly, the man who doesn’t care one iota about helping Republicans actually win races isn’t giving it to any of the crappy candidates he foisted on the party.

    610. Robbie says:

      I never thought Democrats would actually vote to end the filibuster during this current term of Congress and that proved to be the case. Their margins were simply too small, but I think the likelihood they will do so in 2023 has gone up dramatically over the last month.

      It’s looking more and more like Democrats will end up with control of the Senate. It could be as high as 52-48 since I think Oz and Johnson are underdogs and there doesn’t look to be a race that I can say is a definite pickup for Republicans. Honestly, I think NV is the best opportunity right now and that may be a stretch given how good the Democrat machine is there.

      I still think Republicans are in line to win the House, but what looked to me like a 250-seat caucus in May now looks a lot more like maybe 230 to 235. But if the party falls flat on its face (a possibility) and Democrats hold the House by even just a single seat, I think Schumer will move to end the filibuster.

      As we’ve seen over the last month, the more dominant Trump becomes in the headlines, the better Democrat polling looks. The Democrat improvement could be a mirage, but this will be the fourth election in a row with Trump playing a key factor. In all four, Republicans have lost ground in at least one chamber of Congress.

    611. Tina says:

      Wtf? We are evacuating our embassy in Iraq?

      Did Millie Vanilli and the joint Chiefs of wokeness see this?

    612. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Trafalgar Poll of Arizona:

      NEW ARIZONA POLL by Trafalgar

      AZ Senate
      (D) Mark Kelly 47.6% (+3.3)
      (R) Blake Masters 44.3%

      AZ Governor
      (R) Kari Lake 46.5% (+0.7)
      (D) Katie Hobbs 45.8%

      1,074 LV / R40/D36/I24 / 08/24-27
      https://thetrafalgargroup.org/news/az-sen-0829/

    613. jason says:

      Looks like Amoral Scumbag is worried sick about more favorable polls for Oz and Masters. After all if they lose somehow it is bad for Trump.

      But as he does every cycle Amoral Scumbag predicts Rs will lose a lot of Senate seats. What was it in 2016, 7 seats?

      An unprincipled, dishonest, vindictive, petty and amoral scumbag never changes his M.O.

    614. jason says:

      AZ Senate
      (D) Mark Kelly 47.6% (+3.3)
      (R) Blake Masters 44.3%

      Not a great poll for an incumbent like Kelly.

      I think Lake will win, maybe she can pull Masters over the line.

      He was not my favorite either, but anyone calling themself a conservative should support him.

    615. jason says:

      I think Oz, Walker and Johnson win. I am not optimistic about Master’s, depends on the wave.

      I don’t even think Johnson will be that close, Mandela Barnes is way left for WI.

    616. Tgca says:

      Adam Kinzinger is an AMERICAN TRAITOR!

      He openly calls for not only voting for but doing everything in his power to elect radical left-winged Dems who are trying to institutionalized a radical socialist and communist agenda.

      He thinks this will save DEMOCRACY?

      The guy is a bitter fool and useful IDIOT!

      He is a disgrace to the US uniform to support folks who wish to turn our country into a communist nation, and that’s exactly what the radical Dems are trying to do.

      They want a police state to watch over people and purge their enemies. That’s COMMUNISM! No other way to describe it.

      He will not be the 1st military person to wear a uniform and betray his country.

      https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2022/08/28/gop_rep_adam_kinzinger_would_support_even_left-wing_democrats_to_block_trump_supporters_from_taking_office.html

    617. jason says:

      In all four, Republicans have lost ground in at least one chamber of Congress”

      LOL

      “Lost ground”

    618. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      August 29, 2022 at 2:36 pm
      Looks like Amoral Scumbag is worried sick about more favorable polls for Oz and Masters. After all if they lose somehow it is bad for Trump.

      – Worried sick about the Senate chances in November and the missed opportunities that Trump’s bad picks created? Yes.

    619. Robbie says:

      jason says:
      August 29, 2022 at 2:48 pm
      In all four, Republicans have lost ground in at least one chamber of Congress”

      LOL

      “Lost ground”

      – First, a correction. We only have results from three election cycles in which Trump was a major factor (2016, 2018, 2020). 2022 will be the fourth, but we still don’t know the outcome.

      In 2016, Republicans lost 6 House seats and lost 2 Senate seats.

      In 2018, Republicans lost 40 House seats.

      In 2020, Republicans lost 3 Senate seats.

      So in each of the three election cycles in which Trump was a major factor, Republicans lost ground in at least one chamber of Congress.

    620. Tina says:

      They also,maintain that one is not needed because

      Jonathan Turley
      @JonathanTurley
      ·
      1h
      After the court stated an intention to appoint a special counsel, the Justice Department admitted that it may have attorney-client material. https://wsj.com/articles/some-attorney-client-protected-documents-found-in-mar-a-lago-search-justice-department-says-11661788066… This is precisely why Garland should have supported a special master from the outset.

    621. Tina says:

      Rs need to impeach the goblin.

      Media
      Likes
      Jonathan Turley’s Tweets

      Jonathan Turley
      @JonathanTurley
      ·
      1h
      …It is one of a growing number of failures by the Attorney General to take proactive and modest steps to assure the public that the investigation was not pretextual or political.

    622. jason says:

      In 2016, Republicans lost 6 House seats and lost 2 Senate seats.”

      – First, a correction. We only have results from three election cycles”

      Yes, we know you are a pathological liar.

      Trump won the Presidency in 2016, so hard to blame such losses on Trump.

      2018 was a midterm where the incumbent party loses seats. If you want, you can blame the 8 seats over the average on Trump.

      2020 Rs gained House seats, does Trump get credit for that?

      So in the end, Amoral Scumbag’s narrative is complete BS.

    623. jason says:

      Worried sick about the Senate chances in November”

      Yes, that is why you only come here to attack the R candidates and shill for the Democrats.

      We can see your are, as usual, very “concerned”.

      You are a disgusting POS.

    624. Tgca says:

      Larry Hogan Says the GOP Should Avoid ‘Unelectable’ Candidates and I Have Thoughts

      EXACTLY!

      So think about that before trying to run nationally you FAT BASTARD!

      You’re unelectable outside your liberal state running as a RINO pandering to the left.

      Now go eat some more donuts!

      https://redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2022/08/29/larry-hogan-says-the-gop-should-avoid-unelectable-candidates-and-i-have-thoughts-n619596

    625. Country Dick Montana says:

      I wonder what Robbie thinks he accomplishes with his rants. Mind boggling. Is it he simply want to be right and the 7 other posters here wrong?

      Robbie, what are your core beliefs and what policies did Trump have with which you disagreed? Which did you agree with. I have said in the past that I think he is past his expiration date and would prefer someone else. But he has exposed beyond a shadow of a doubt the corruption of ALL of our national government. It is beyond redemption and repair now.

    626. Robbie says:

      Country Dick Montana says:
      August 29, 2022 at 4:00 pm
      I wonder what Robbie thinks he accomplishes with his rants.

      – What am I accomplishing? I’m stating my view.

      What were you accomplishing by stating you wouldn’t take a covid vaccine? You were stating your view.

    627. Robbie says:

      Country Dick Montana says:
      August 29, 2022 at 4:00 pm
      Robbie, what are your core beliefs and what policies did Trump have with which you disagreed? Which did you agree with.

      – Since you were a regular in 2020, you know it’s not about Trump’s policies since the vast majority were ones we’d have gotten and would still get from any other Republican.

      I find Trump to be a repulsive person. He has been bad for the party and he continues to be bad for the party. I’m not going to excuse his behavior just because he might push a policy view with which I agree.

    628. Country Dick Montana says:

      Robbie-Trump is a bore. I don’t disagree with that. What makes you think that any politician is not a repulsive, narcissistic, POS? That is why they become politicians. Is McConnell any less repulsive than Schumer or Murk or Collins. You vote against politicizes that you believe in and directly for those that you don’t because you don’t like Trump? That is the definition of masochism.

      You put your faith in politicians. They say that they will be good masters, but they still mean to be your masters.

    629. Country Dick Montana says:

      And finally Robbie – does the Democrats, establishment and fedral bureaucracy weaponization if the Justice Department and intelligence community not bother you at all? That goes way beyond politics. That goes to our core as a freedom loving country. But as long as they get the “right” people you are fine with that.

      Eventually they will come for you too. That is how it has always worked.

    630. Bitterlaw says:

      CDM – Ignore Robbie. On a more important issue, Stack’d has outstanding burgers right next to the Pitt campus.

      We rode the incline. It was fun. Once.

    631. Country Dick Montana says:

      Which incline. There are 2 of them. Have you managed to get to the Strip District? It unfortunately has been upgraded over the last couple of years and has lost a lot of its funkiness that made it so great. Best food in Pittsburgh for variety through.

    632. Country Dick Montana says:

      As far as Robbie goes, it really is just trying to understand another POV. Call it a hobby of mine.

    633. Robbie says:

      Country Dick Montana says:
      August 29, 2022 at 4:39 pm

      You put your faith in politicians. They say that they will be good masters, but they still mean to be your masters.

      – What a bunch of nonsense. I don’t put my faith in politicians. Stop with this garbage. It reminds me of your posts in November/December calling for civil war.

    634. Robbie says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      August 29, 2022 at 4:50 pm
      CDM – Ignore Robbie.

      – The lone remaining Chris Christie supporter has joined the discussion.

    635. Robbie says:

      AG
      @AGHamilton29
      Seriously, at the end of this cycle, compare how much McConnell’s PAC and Trump’s PAC ended up spending on Trump-preferred Senate candidates in OH, PA, GA, AZ etc.

      Then you tell me who actually cared more about trying to win the Senate.

      – The answer will obviously be McConnell, yet many in this forum will still believe McConnell is a closet Democrat and Trump is a crusader for conservative principles.

    636. Country Dick Montana says:

      I don’t think I have called for civil war. An agreeable separation, I would not object to. Civil war implied violence and that would not be good for anyone.

      Now I have said that I would prefer that if things are going ti burn that it happen now while there are still people alive who believe in freedom. Things can’t get better until they get worse. Either people will accept more and more control or they will resist, usually through small time criminality.

      You do put your faith in politicians. You can try to deny it but all of your posts say otherwise. I really don’t think you have any core beliefs.

    637. Bitterlaw says:

      Robbie – I am the last poster who is civil to you. I also think Trump is a terrible person. However, I live in the real world and know that Trump was a better President than Biden. If I thought Biden was a great person (and I don’t), I would still vote for despised Trump over Biden because the real world sucks and you have to make the best political choice.

      Eventually, Trump will die. What excuse will you then have to justify not supporting a future Republican Presidential nominee? Trump can’t control the stage forever.

    638. Bitterlaw says:

      More than one incline? Damn. This one looked into the Steelers stadium. Maybe the other does, too, from a different angle. We have been to the Strip but not on this drop-off.

    639. Transparent Dem Troll says:

      VP Harris: Space Program Will Benefit “All Mankind and Womankind”

      She must not have gotten the memo that we did away with “woman” as a label.

      She should have said, “Space program will benefit all persons who may or may not pretend to be something else, and those who have surgically mutilated themselves so they can never again function sexually again.”

    640. Country Dick Montana says:

      Bitter – you went on the Duquesne Incline. The Monongahela Incline is down by Station Square. Which reminds me, if you want a great Sunday brunch for you and Mrs Bitter (and the kids) the Grand Concourse at Station Square is the best. High end and a bit expensive but the food and atmosphere are great. You need reservations.

    641. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @VPrasadMDMPH
      “It Is Now Undeniable
      Vaccine can cause more Myocarditis in Men Under 40 Than COVID-19;
      Just OUT! Patrone Circ 2022;

      I have said repeatedly Moderna should be banned in Men<40
      FDA failed Americans
      & this analysis is more complicated
      Everyone gets breakthrough eventually."

      Unfortunately, the vaccine side effects are likely to continue to impact people for years to come.

    642. Cash Cow TM says:

      When do you think was the last time there was a
      new deli in New Delhi?

      Do you think there actually is a
      Negro named Monte in Montenegro?

    643. Tina says:

      Breaking: FBI Agent Tim Thibault Who Opened Trump Investigation Is Escorted from Headquarters — Was Also FBI Agent in Charge of Investigating Voter Fraud, And Failed to Do So

    644. Tina says:

      Just The News reported:

      Former Washington Field Office Special Agent in Charge Tim Thibault was reportedly escorted out of the Bureau’s headquarters on Friday, amid whistleblower allegations that he showed political bias in his handling of politically sensitive investigations.

      The Washington Times reported eyewitness accounts that “Mr. Thibault was seen exiting the bureau’s elevator last Friday escorted by two or three ‘headquarters-looking types.’”

      Whistleblowers alleged that Thibault concealed the partisan nature of evidence from FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland to secure their approval to open an investigation into former President Donald Trump. That investigation culminated in the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate earlier this month.

    645. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Totally agree with Shapiro:

      @benshapiro
      Replying to @benshapiro
      Two things can be true at once: first, the FBI raid on Trump looks like a political hit; second, the more Republicans talk about Trump, the worse they do electorally.

      @benshapiro
      Americans vote against things, not for them. If Republicans want Americans to vote against Biden, they have to campaign against him, not against the FBI or the deep state or on whether Trump had the right to have boxes of classified documents in his closet.

    646. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      benshapiro
      Democrats: We don’t want to talk about Biden, the economy, our perversion of the education system, or Afghanistan. Let’s talk about Trump!

      Republicans: GREAT IDEA!!!1!!!! LET’S TALK ABOUT TRUMP!!!11!!!

      But why are Republicans losing momentum? A mystery wrapped in an enigma.

    647. Gordon Allen says:

      SDC. I agree completely,and have said so.
      The Democrats and Republicans,and Trump specifically and foolishly, have to an extent made the election more a referendum on Trump than Biden.
      Hopefully the GOP should go on offense against the real and vulnerable. Opponent.

    648. Tina says:

      Hans Mahncke

      @HansMahncke
      ·
      2h
      The guy who was in charge of combatting election fraud just got fired for political bias. You can’t make this stuff up.

    649. Tina says:

      Sounds like lil Benji needs his diaper changed.

    650. Tina says:

      Donald J. Trump
      @realDonaldTrump
      ·
      18m
      Wow, I assume this ends the Fake Witch Hunt? The “Special Agent” In Charge has been removed from his post based on his concealing the partisan nature of evidence presented to secure the FBI’s corrupt investigation into the 45th President of the United States, me, which culminated in their unprecedented and unnecessary Raid and Break-In of my home, Mar-a-Lago. Thank you to the FBI for taking this important step toward sanity!

    651. Bitterlaw says:

      I have been at my firm for almost 1 1/2 years. We were the only tenants on our floor of a large center city high rise. Today, I saw 2 new people on the elevator. Apparently, they just moved in and it is Fetterman’s main Philadelphia campaign office. It is not a large suite. I will let you know if he appears and, if so, his condition.

    652. Cash Cow TM says:

      Fetterman

      fatter men

    653. jason says:

      Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman: I’m against voter ID because poor people and “people of color” are “less likely to have their ID”

    654. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Slava Ukraini!

    655. jason says:

      Robbie – I am the last poster who is civil to you.”

      Hopefully better late than never to realize Amoral Scumbag is a despicable POS.

    656. jason says:

      The guy who was in charge of combatting election fraud just got fired for political bias. You can’t make this stuff up.’

      But the bedwetters here are afraid to denounce this obviously partisan raid on Trump’s home because it “will depress the R vote”.

      They are willing to concede the US is a banana republic before the election, somehow that will help save the US from being a banana republic after the election.

      Trump is by far the biggest vote getter for Republicans. Try to ignore him at your own peril.

      Turning your back on Trump won’t win elections.

      You read it first here.

    657. Bitterlaw says:

      There is only one despicable POS here and it not Robbie.

    658. Tgca says:

      Talking about how Biden is weaponizing the DOJ IS talking about Biden.

      It’s silly to say it’s just about Trump.

      It’s about a DOJ going after those it perceives as it’s enemies.

      This is what COMMUNISTS do!

      The GOP can talk about the economy, inflation, and crime as well as a weaponized DOJ.

    659. Bitterlaw says:

      Trump is the biggest vote getter for Republicans. To take back the House and Senate, we need more than just Republican votes. It is not an either/or choice. There can be a 2 pronged attack – Biden sucks on the issues AND Biden’s unprecedented attack on Trump is unacceptable.

    660. jason says:

      Makes sense to me.

    661. jason says:

      There is only one despicable POS here and it not Robbie.”

      Amoral Scumbag is the most despicable POS here.

      Tgca is merely the biggest clown.

      Both can be true.

    662. Tgca says:

      Michael Cohen is just a plain retarded moron loser.

      He thinks Trump won’t run because he’s afraid to go up against Liz Cheney. He also claims DeSantis is sinister and a bigger threat to democracy than Trump.

      This criminal is trying to rehabilitate his himself by pandering to radical leftists who have him on their shows.

      Why do they even interview him? Who’s next? Interview Avenatti on what he thinks of Trump?

      It’s just comical that such a lowlife who lied to the feds, the IRS, Congress, and was convicted of fraud, tax evasion and also disbarred and secretly taped his clients has ANY credibility whatsoever.

      https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2022/08/29/michael-cohen-trump-wont-run-in-2024-he-does-not-want-to-go-up-against-liz-cheney/

    663. jason says:

      The GOP can talk about the economy, inflation, and crime as well as a weaponized DOJ.”

      The clown occasionally finds some meat.

    664. Bitterlaw says:

      We will just have to disagree. Sometimes A-holes develop fissures over POS.

    665. Tgca says:

      No need to comment on certain people here that would make despicable POS sound like a compliment.

    666. Phil says:

      So the FBI found a fall guy.

      LOL Sure. It was just one guy. Yep…

      If you buy that one I have some swampland to sell you.

    667. Phil says:

      Michael Cohen is a moron.

      Trump afraid to go up against Liz Cheney? Is he drunk?

      Oh, and DeSantis is now a threat to democracy?

      So the everyday 24/7 theme now is that if you ain’t a Democrat you’re automatically a threat to Democracy.

      Just shoot me.

    668. Dylan says:

      So things are SO bad, both with the political establishment and the trajectory of the country that people are disillusioned to not vote which will perpetuate all current politicians keeping their jobs and all current bad policies continuing past the point of no return? sigh

    669. jason says:

      Where is Roadkill Maggot?

      His socialist paradise of Cuba doesn’t even have bread now…

      https://babalublog.com/2022/08/27/reports-from-cuba-after-milk-and-beef-bread-disappears-from-the-cuban-table/

    670. Tgca says:

      689 Phil

      Not only is DeSantis MORE of a threat to democracy than Trump but he is SINISTER too they claim.

      But I think it is funny that he thinks Trump fears Liz Cheney. Do these people actually believe the ridiculous things they say?

      They must think if they repeat these things enough times that others will believe it.

    671. BayernFan says:

      So when are alaskas results known?

    672. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #693
      Nice try at trolling. Anyone with an IQ of 70 can google “So When Are Alaska Results Known”.
      You are the man that was zealous about ObamaCare back when and is forever pretending to be a Republican!
      You may qualify for #1 in the contest advocated by jason in post #683! You’d get my vote.

    673. jason says:

      Damm, I am staying out of Sheep’s way today.

      I should send him a case of Modelo, brewed for those with a fighting spirit.

    674. jason says:

      From what I heard on AK they finish the count tomorrow and THEN start on the ranked voting.

      2 Rs have 60% of the total vote vs. 40% for the Dem. Palin leads the R vote.

      She will need about 2/3 of second preference vote of the other R, Begich, to overcome the Dem.

      At Predictit, they give her a 4-1 chance of doing this, but since ranked voting is new we don’t really know.

      It is possible the Dem will prevail with 40% of the vote, which is why the ranked system is ridiculous.

    675. jason says:

      If the Dems win, it would only be for a couple months, she won’t prevail in November, but it will give the Dems bragging rights and fuel the “red wave is over” narrative from the MSM.

      Of course, the Never Trumpers would prefer a liberal Dem representing AK because they don’t like Sarah Palin.

    676. Wobbles says:

      But I think it is funny that he thinks Trump fears Liz Cheney. Do these people actually believe the ridiculous things they say?”

      I believe it.

      Liz Cheney has 95% approval among the 5% of fake Rs like me who think they represent the R party.

    677. Phil says:

      Liz Cheney has a 95% approval among the 5% of fake Rs who think they represent the Republican Party.

      Bingo

      Out of touch beltway Republicans.

    678. Robbie says:

      Mediaite
      @Mediaite
      Trump Re-Ups His Demand to ‘Hold a New Election, NOW!’ In Bizarre Overnight TruthSocial Post

      https://t.co/nXIlML8Uim

      – Is this a good midterm message?

    679. Robbie says:

      Douglas Lukasik
      @DouglasLukasik

      At this point, anyone who thinks Trump will run in 2024 on anything other than “I got screwed in 2020” is absolutely delusional.

      This is who he is.

      – SEND A MESSAGE!

    680. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag is here to talk about Trump in 2024 so he can shill for the Dems in 2022.

      That is because he is wants to pretend Biden’s disastrous presidency is not happening now and to pretend Trump was not 100 times a better President than Biden.

      Despicable POS.

    681. jason says:

      At this point, anyone who thinks Trump will run in 2024 on anything other than “I got screwed in 2020” is absolutely delusional.”

      I must be delusional.

      I bet Trump would run on the return to the policies that gave the US energy independence, record employment numbers including for blacks and Hispanics, lower taxes, border control, deregulation, investments in the military, etc.

      Of course, Amoral Scumbag prefers Biden’s policies.

    682. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag loves to quote Never Trump and TDS morons like him.

      Then he agrees with them.

      Hilarious.

    683. Tina says:

      A reversal from Biden’s Beotch.

      The Washington Times
      @WashTimes
      ·
      Follow
      ‘Good chance of winning’: Mitch McConnell reverses course on Trump-backed Senate hopefuls Mehmet Oz, Ted Budd and Herschel Walker

    684. jason says:

      Any of the Putin Appeasers, sycophants, lapdogs and toadies here against this?

      “As Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine reached its sixth-month mark, the Biden administration last week announced a $3 billion military assistance. It is the largest package the U.S. has created since the war began in February.

      Its aim is to build up Ukraine’s defense systems so that it can “defend itself over the long term,” a statement from the White House said. It added: “The United States of America is committed to supporting the people of Ukraine as they continue the fight to defend their sovereignty.”

      Included in the package are ScanEagle drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that can travel at low altitudes for a long period of time — 15,000 feet for more than 24 hours. The UAV is built by Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary, and is used for reconnaissance.

      The 15 UAVs will be used to guide Ukrainian artillery on the battlefield. Unlike larger aircraft, the UAV does not need a runway for takeoff. This means that targeting Ukrainian airfields will have little effect on the drone operations.”

    685. jason says:

      Mitch McConnell reverses course on Trump-backed Senate hopefuls Mehmet Oz, Ted Budd and Herschel Walker”

      To be fair to ole Mitch, he never said any particular candidate would lose, he just said taking the senate would be difficult.

      The fact is, he has been a strong proponent of Hershel Walker from the beginning.

    686. Tina says:

      Seems like the Russian hoaxer is triggered by an election re do.

      Ima, laughing my arse off.

    687. jason says:

      Fetterman not going to Biden event in PA today.

      Too busy.

    688. Bitterlaw says:

      I will see if Fetterman is in the office suite down the hall.

    689. DW says:

      GA Emerson poll: https://emersoncollegepolling.com/georgia-2022-walker-holds-two-point-lead-over-warnock-in-tight-senate-race-kemp-leads-abrams-by-four/

      Senate:
      Walker 46
      Warnock 44

      Governor:
      Kemp 48
      Abrams 44

      Generic ballot:
      Republicans 51
      Democrats 46

      2024 President:
      Trump 51
      Biden 46

    690. jason says:

      Put an Oz sticker on the door every day.

    691. jason says:

      Amoral Scumbag to say what a great candidate Warnock is and what a horrible candidate Walker is in 3, 2, 1…

    692. jason says:

      Kemp is going to win by more than 4.

      That is good for Walker.

    693. Wobbles says:

      McConnell is a traitor for supporting Warnock.

      McConnell needs to fund all the Dems that run against Trump supported candidates.

      Michael Avenatti/Andrew Gillum 2024!

    694. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #701- Robbie
      In the quote, The Donald needs to add just 6 words” ……, and the Country because of it,….

    695. jason says:

      So more people would vote for Trump in GA than even Kemp.

      But somehow, Trump’s endorsements are “bad”.

    696. Dylan says:

      On some level, $100M in Dem ad spending vs. $60M in GOP ad spending is white noise. Each side should just do their thing, and for McConnell, that means opening up the spigots he controls in all contested states asap and come what may. Just spend the money

    697. jason says:

      “If democrats win, they are going to double down on ALL of it.
      Stacking the court
      Federal abortion law
      Federal DEI/Department of Equity”

    698. Todd McCain says:

      Oz is out working Fetterman; he’s doing 3-5 events a day. Fetterman can barely talk or move.

    699. jason says:

      Hey Todd, good to see you.

    700. jason says:

      Little sniveling Putin lapdog Tucker finally gets something right:

      “Tucker: By any actual reality based measure, Vladimir Putin is not losing the war in Ukraine. He is winning the war in Ukraine”

      The problem is he wants to use that as excuse to cutoff aid to Ukraine so Putin can annex Ukraine without any opposition.

    701. Tina says:

      The Russian hoaxer said that walker is a bum.

    702. jason says:

      He called him a turd.

      He called DeSantis a total bum.

      He thinks Michael Avenatti is the moral compass for America.

    703. jason says:

      And of course Walker was not even Trump’s first choice in GA, it was super MAGA Doug Collins (who Amoral Scumbag hated for years but now thinks would be a “stellar” candidate). It was only when Collins bowed out that Trump endorsed Walker almost by default.

      I never liked Collins, I called him a deadender here many times, and I was hoping Walker would run way before Trump endorsed him.

      And let’s face it the only reason Amoral Scumbag hates Walker is because Trump endorsed him and he is not a white elistist.

    704. Tina says:

      Walker is also Mitchie pick. I believe he has done at least one fundraiser. Mitchie, while initially hesitant, fully backed Walker.

      So, the Russian hoaxers claim that he is “trumps pick” is not accurate.

    705. Tina says:

      The news on the fib is not good.

      laptop…
      Quote Tweet

      Sen. Grassley Press

      @GrassleyPress
      · 18m
      .@FBI officials initiated a scheme to downplay derogatory information on #HunterBiden for the purpose of shutting down investigative activity relating to his potential criminal exposure by labeling it “disinformation.”
      https://grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-johnson-call-on-fbi-to-explain-interference-in-hunter-biden-investigation

    706. Wes says:

      On the GOP Senate candidate front, let’s look at a particular one: Blake Masters. In the primary, Masters was staunchly anti-McConnell. Upon winning the primary, Masters suddenly found himself broke with neither Trump nor Peter Thiel–both of whom had backed him in the primary–apparently unwilling, at least thus far, to spend money on his cash-starved campaign.

      Now all of a sudden, Masters realizes Mitch McConnell and Senate Leadership Fund have the necessary resources to help make him competitive against Kelly and is starting to be conciliatory toward ‘Ol Mitch.

      McConnell is making him grovel though before giving him any money. What a shock. McConnell isn’t rushing to the aid of a guy who spent the primary season bashing him. I can’t say Masters didn’t bring this on himself.

      I’m sure SLF will eventually put money into the Grand Canyon State, but Masters did this to himself. He went scorched earth in the primary and used McConnell as his punching bag to win the nomination. Now his two biggest boosters in the primary, Donald Trump and Peter Thiel–both billionaires with vast amounts of cash in PACs they control–are apparently sitting on that money rather than helping his floundering campaign. He now has to pretend everything he said about McConnell during the primary never happened and beg McConnell for money.

      Burning bridges during a primary is a good way to put oneself in the spot Masters is currently in in Arizona. Meanwhile, McConnell was an early supporter of Herschel Walker while Dr. Oz never felt the need to trash McConnell during the primary. SLF is opening its spigots to them.

      Moral of the story:

      Be wary of bashing a prominent politician in your party during a primary. If you win the nomination, you just may have to ask him for help and find none forthcoming as you struggle for cash in a theoretically competitive race.

    707. jason says:

      Wes is correct but unfortunately some people think it is necessary to blame McConnell for st-ff he has no control over, and these same people are ensuring he will continue to have no control of if the GOP doesn’t regain the Senate.

      Wait to bash McConnell when he has control of the Senate, not before then.

    708. jason says:

      Meanwhile, Kari Lake has been gaining steadily at Predicitit and is now a slight favorite.

      I don’t think there will be a lot of ticket splitting so if she wins Masters should win too.

    709. jason says:

      Btw, both Hobbs and Kelly are refusing to debate Lake and Masters.

      They must feel they are comfortably ahead, but refusing debates generally does not help incumbents.

    710. jason says:

      Same with Fetterman.

    711. Wes says:

      McConnell has his flaws, Jason, but some people think he’s supposed to flood money into the campaigns of people who specifically made their refusal to support him for Majority Leader in the next Congress a major part of their campaigns.

      I’m sorry, but that’s not how reality works. Blake Masters and Kelly Tshibaka are finding that out the hard way. They would have been better off run on vague, generic “change in Washington” campaigns that didn’t specifically target McConnell for vilification. They didn’t. Now Tshibaka is almost certain to lose to Lisa Murkowski while Masters is far behind where he needs to be in terms of money and organization against an incumbent who has both with just two months to go.

      I’d like to see Kelly lose, but if Masters fails, it’s his own fault. I have no particular feelings either way about Tshibaka, but she clearly needs to learn how to read her electorate and take stock of where campaign money comes from if she wants to run for office again.

    712. Tina says:

      This does not sound good.

      The Federalist

      @FDRLST
      · 6h
      Pennsylvania Abruptly Adds Mail-In Ballot Application To Voter Registration Form Mid-Election Cycle
      https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/30/pennsylvania-abruptly-adds-mail-in-ballot-application-to-voter-registration-form-mid-election-cycle/

    713. Phil says:

      Unfortunately John “crickets” Thune is McConnell’s chosen successor.

      A real leader. Lol

    714. Phil says:

      …and some on here still want to question why Jason doesn’t intend to vote in Pennsylvania?

      Blatant rigging of the system in Pennsylvania and they don’t care how it looks. Lol

    715. jason says:

      Hey, it will all be solved by the next election. No worries.

    716. jason says:

      I didn’t support Masters in the primary, but he is a shining star next to Kelly and deserves the support of anybody calling themselves conservative.

      As far as Chewbacca is concerned, I think she bit off more than she can chew (yeah, intended) running against Murkowski.

    717. jason says:

      The guy Amoral Scumbag, a pitiful sorry little loser, calls a “turd”.

      “After graduating from Stanford and Stanford Law School, Blake co-founded a successful software startup called Judicata. In 2014, he co-authored the #1 New York Times bestseller Zero to One. Having sold more than 4 million copies, it’s the world’s most popular book on startups and venture capital.

      In 2015 Blake became President of the Thiel Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes science and innovation. The Foundation’s Thiel Fellowship Program has paid 225 young people to drop out of college so that they can create new companies. Businesses started by Thiel Fellows are together now worth more than $45 billion! From 2018 to 2022, Blake was Chief Operating Officer at Thiel Capital, an investment firm that specializes in the technology sector, where he helped grow assets under management by billions of dollars.”

      https://www.blakemasters.com

    718. Wes says:

      I don’t disagree, Jason; however, Masters put himself in the position he’s currently in. Had he thought his campaign strategy out a bit more, he might have been able to get McConnell to commit to sending him much-needed money weeks ago.

      Don’t make enemies of the people you need to be your friends if you want to win elections.

    719. Country Dick Montana says:

      So if Masters losing is the only thing that keeps McConnell from being Majority Leader (or at least the GOP in power with the ability to stop Biden) McConnell will allow the wile astronaut Mr. Gabby Gifford to win because he got his feelings hurt? Sounds like Robbie. They are both from Kentucky, right.

      Politics is rough and tumble and you do what needs to be done to win. Mitch knows that too. So either he is confident that the GOP will win the Senate without Masters or he really doesn’t care (which is why the tank and file hate him.)

      As an aside, I have read Zero to One. Great section where he compares woke millineals to the Unabomber. Even includes a picture for comparison

    720. Wes says:

      Well, since Masters said he wouldn’t vote for McConnell for Senate, CDM, what motivation would McConnell have to send money to him again?

      Also, why isn’t Donald Trump or Peter Thiel spending money on Masters? Both endorsed him. Both have SuperPACs. Thiel even backed him financially in the primary. Neither has sent Masters a dime.

      It’s almost as if certain posters should do research on the situation being discussed before crying about how McConnell isn’t exactly eager to pour money into the campaign coffers of someone who’s pledged to oppose him for Senate Majority Leader in January.

      That would require not being willfully ignorant though.

    721. jason says:

      Gorbachev dead.

      I credit him with being smart enough not to kill a lot of people trying to keep the USSR from breaking apart when it happened.

    722. jason says:

      I don’t disagree, Jason; however, Masters put himself in the position he’s currently in.”

      Right.

      But McConnell has to decide if he wants to punish Masters or win the GOP the senate.

      Looks like he can’t do both.

    723. jason says:

      Well, since Masters said he wouldn’t vote for McConnell for Senate, CDM, what motivation would McConnell have to send money to him again?”

      Lots.

      He doesn’t need Masters vote to become GOP leader, but he might need a Masters win to be Majority Leader.

    724. Wes says:

      Now that Masters is groveling and suddenly seeing the light about how the flow of money works, Jason, I’m sure SLF will start sending money to Master at some point.

      It’s almost as if insulting one’s expected benefactor can have negative results. Who would have thought?

    725. Wes says:

      Well, maybe Masters should have thought about that during the primary, Jason. It’s his own fault he didn’t.

      Ever heard the phrase “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you”?

    726. jason says:

      I think it was stupid and unnecessary for Masters to run against McConnell and to state he wouldn’t vote for him for leader.

      I think it is stupid for McConnell to not try to win this important seat in an important state if his problem is his ego was hurt.

      Both can be true.

    727. Wes says:

      Fair enough, Jason.

    728. Wobbles says:

      The Washington Post Hits an Iceberg, Major Layoffs Reported on the Way”

      This is horrible.

      But Thank God there is still NYT, CNN and MSNBC so I won’t be without material to share here.

    729. Country Dick Montana says:

      Wes – I had a post sent to moderation but the gist of it is that I don’t necessarily disagree with you. But is McConnell is willing to risk a GOP majority then it tell all of us where his priorities lie, and that is with himself. Win or lose he is still set for life.

    730. jason says:

      California Approves Bill to Punish Doctors Who Spread False Information”

      The Soviet Union IS back.

      Putin will be excited.

    731. jason says:

      Masters should pick up the phone and hash it out with McConnell.

    732. Wes says:

      That’s actually a more thoughtful post than your previous one, CDM.

      Of course now that Masters has done almost a 180° turn on his formerly staunch anti-McConnell position since realizing Trump and Thiel aren’t going to give him money while McConnell actually has a PAC spending money on Senate races, what does that say about him?

      It’s almost as if someone running for office should be careful about the enemies he makes–especially when those enemies literally have the power to make or break him while his putative friends sit on the sidelines and do nothing.

    733. Wes says:

      Then again I see no criticism of Trump and Thiel on here for refusing to part with any of the money in their $100+-strong SuperPACs to help Masters gain against Kelly even though both should have the same motivation McConnell should have to do so.

      I’m not really surprised.

      Rules for McConnell but not for Trump and Thiel apparently.

    734. Wes says:

      New polls have Trump leading Biden by varying margins in GA, PA, and OH:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/IAPolls2022/status/1564670199659470848

      That’s not really a surprise since Biden is still an unpopular President and has been essentially since taking office. Biden could well be the Dems’ version of Herbert Hoover in 2024 if he continues to be as far underwater as he’s been for the past year and a half.

    735. Tina says:

      It’s the one year anniversary that the Tolly-bon took over Afghanistan.

      Jack Posobiec ??

      @JackPosobiec
      ·
      3m
      Biden tells Americans they need F-15s to defeat the US military on 1-year anniversary of Taliban taking Kabul

    736. Country Dick Montana says:

      At the end of the day it doesn’t matter. As long as the woke astronaut keeps rolling out Gabby, enough people (mostly women) will vote for him.

    737. Wes says:

      I don’t know, CDM. Like all the other Dems who flipped GOP Senate seats in 2020, Kelly has had tepid support since taking office. He won by well less than his polling average against one of the most tone-deaf candidates running for office anywhere that year. If Masters can get McConnell to come onboard and manage to have money rolling in, he can win.

      He still has two months to catch up. That’s not a ton of time, though it is enough if Masters can develop a cogent campaign theme and get his message out.

      We’ll have to see.

    738. Waingro says:

      Robert C. Cahaly
      @RobertCahaly
      ·
      2m
      New
      @trafalgar_group
      #GASen #Poll (8/24-27) shows incumbent #Walker w/narrow lead #gapol

      47.5%
      @HerschelWalker

      46.7%
      @ReverendWarnock

      2.9%
      @ChaseForLiberty

      2.9% Und

    739. Tgca says:

      McConnell’s job is to be the leader of the GOP, and not try to be vindictive because he got his feelings hurt for being criticized. He’s willing to give the Dems the Senate again like he did in 2020 after his debacle that cost GA candidates support.

      This is why Mitchy needs to go. He does not have the best interest of the party in mind. He cares only about his position and his stature in DC.

      He has been an utter failure the last two years and gotten his clock cleaned by Schumer.

      I utterly despise this man as much as I do Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney. He is cut from the same cloth as them.

    740. Wes says:

      Walker isn’t the incumbent in that race, Waingro. Still, it’s good to see Walker has been consistently ahead recently. Most likely GA-Sen is going to a runoff, and with Biden still unpopular, a first-place finish in November would give Walker a boost going into a runoff.

    741. Wes says:

      Alternately Masters could have not made his antipathy toward McConnell a centerpiece of his campaign, and Trump and Thiel could send Masters money, Tg.

      Let’s not deal with facts while inserting emotions into our analysis though.

    742. Phil says:

      None of those Trump polls surprise me in the least either, Wes, partly because of Biden’s approval numbers….but remember, Trump is hammered nonstop in the media 24/7 every single day but in spite of all that he is still well up – and a five point lead nationally for a Republican is a blowout in the electoral college given how Democratic voters are largely placed in California, NY, Maryland and Massachusetts. Translates into almost 400 electoral votes for Trump.

      Doesn’t matter all that much, however. Joe ain’t running. Even if his cognitive abilities leveled off and he didn’t decline any further (not a chance) the puppeteers in the Party won’t allow him to run. The puppeteers at the top of the party will unmake him just like they made him last cycle.

    743. Tgca says:

      Mitchy’s #1 job is to get the Senate back in GOP hands. If he can’t handle criticism and puts himself before the party, he is the wrong person to lead the GOP in the Senate.

      But let’s face it! Mitch cares about Mitch and not the GOP, otherwise he would not have supported the likes of Liz Cheney and other GOPers with TDS who rather see the Dems win to prove a point.

      Mitch will have his cushy job whether the GOP holds the Senate or not. That’s all he cares about.

    744. Wes says:

      Ah, I see, Tg. You refuse to criticize Trump for not financially backing his own candidate, so you don’t even acknowledge reality.

      Typical.

    745. NYCmike says:

      “That’s actually a more thoughtful post than your previous one, CDM.”

      -I thought they said the same thing but the 2nd one was dumbed down a bit to avoid a Wes-Con situation.

    746. NYCmike says:

      Thiel, Trump and McConnell should all give $$.

    747. NYCmike says:

      https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/atf-agents-attempt-solvent-trap-confiscation-man-tells-them-to-get-a-warrant-video/

      -ATF and FBI are out of control.

      When does their abuse of power get to the level of harassment when “conservatives” like Bitterlaw and jason say “This is wrong.”?

    748. Dylan says:

      Wes-Are Trump and Thiel categorically refusing to spend on AZ and PA, or is it just a timing issue that they don’t want to spend $$ too early before the electorate that can be convinced with ads (a shrinking segment since we are all so polarized) tunes in after the proverbial labor day start of the season?

      and if they don’t spend, what happens to that money? they get to keep it? A lot of this stuff is murky and confusing.

    749. NYCmike says:

      Looks like the Solomon Islands have fallen to the Chicoms……..

    750. Wes says:

      They’re just not spending money, Dylan. They haven’t reserved any spots for ad buys at all in AZ since Masters won the primary. The literal purpose of a SuperPAC is to spend money, yet neither has done so. We’re approaching the final stage where prime ad times are starting to become scarce too. That’s why PACs and candidates tend to try to buy ad time early.

      Even if time becomes available later on, it’s more expensive than if it’s reserved months ahead of time. That Trump and Thiel have decided to sit on their hands now will make it only more expensive later on if they decide to actually do anything.

    751. Wes says:

      As for whether Trump and Thiel get to keep the money in their PACs, the answer is yes. They can legally spend it only on federal races; however, if they don’t spend it, it just sits there.

      Personally I’m no fan of SuperPACs, which are an outgrowth of the BCRA law GWB signed in 2002, because they inherently eliminate donor transparency, but here we are. If someone is going to raise nine figures in one, then just sitting on the money is simple political malpractice since that money could go to people who will actually spend it.

    752. Tina says:

      InteractivePolls
      @IAPolls2022
      · 21m
      NEW: @Reuters | @Ipsos

      Biden Job Approval
      Approve 38%
      Disapprove 58%

      Suburban Voters
      Approve 35%
      Disapprove 60%

      1,005 A | 08/29-30 | D45/R36/I19
      https://graphics.reuters.com/USA-BIDEN/POLL/nmopagnqapa/index.html

    753. Wes says:

      Fetterman pulls a Matt Rosendale:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/DrOz/status/1564734464353345544

      This is a big boost for Oz.

    754. Country Dick Montana says:

      So Bitter what is your solution to a weaponized and corrupt federal organization that has the ability to ruin the lives of its political opponents. I am sure the Stasi and FSB have legitimate law enforcement activities to go along with their main purpose.

      For the good that they do, interfering in the political process and a two tiered justice system
      Is a bridge too far.

    755. Bitterlaw says:

      Hmmmmm. Winning back the House and Senate in 2022 and the White House in 2024 would be a start. I know that “disband the FBI” by conservatives is as absurd as “defund the police” was for BLM.

    756. Country Dick Montana says:

      Not much of an answer there Bitter. So you are willing to let the Federal LE destroy innocent lives because they sometimes do what they are supposed to do. You probably think jailing and executing innocent people is a small price to pay for nailing the bad guys.

    757. jason says:

      Like I always say, drug cartels, spies, counterfeiters, terrorists, kidnappers, bank robbers, smugglers, embezzlers and other criminals of all types just LOVE the idea by so called conservatives to defund the FBI.

    758. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzzzzz. When I first started out as a lawyer, I remember objecting to a question. The judge said, “What is the basis for your objection?” I replied, “The answer is going to hurt my case.” The judge said, “I am impressed with your honesty. Sustained.”

      What is your solution, CDM?

    759. Country Dick Montana says:

      Alright Jason, what is your solution to weaponized federal organization that goes after political opponents and interferes with the political process. You have mentioned before that nothing can be done because of the woke education system. That doesn’t sound like much of a solution.

      The reason people wAnt it disbanded or severely cut back is the perception and reality that it is not serving the people.

      Your solution? I’m interested. I actually know what I would do and ir doesn’t mean disbanding.

    760. jason says:

      When does their abuse of power get to the level of harassment when “conservatives” like Bitterlaw and jason say “This is wrong.”?”

      Who said it wasn’t wrong?

      But the FBI has essential law enforcement attributions of all kinds which you are entirely ignorant of. THAT is the main purpose of the FBI and its 35,000 employees.

      The fact its leadership and some of the rank and file have been politicized and are using their power for ideological purposes is certainly wrong, but what is the root cause of that. The root cause is electing Dems who have filled government agencies with far leftists and the educational system turning out socialist into society by the hundreds of thousands each year.

      Will a “new FBI” be any different? Of course, no different from the State Dept, DOJ, and other agencies. It will be staffed by the same type of people.

      There is no quick fix here. Winning the house and senate and WH is a start like Bitter said. But long term you need a change in the ideology being taught in schools and universities. Getting parents involved in school boards and expelling radicals is another good start.

    761. Country Dick Montana says:

      Come on Bitter you can do better than that. All you ever do it criticize people here. I have no idea where you stand other than

      All Republican are better than all Dems.

      I at least know that Wes and NYC are somewhat libertarian in thought. I know that Jason is an old time 70’s Republican or Scoop Jackson Democrat. I know that Robbie is mentally ill.

    762. jason says:

      You have mentioned before that nothing can be done because of the woke education system.”

      Right. I don’t think there is any short term solution. Defunding the FBI is absolutely stupidity given their essential law enforcement attributions.

      The solution is to gradually expel the left wing radicals from its ranks. For that you need political power to appoint people with either a different ideology, or even better, people who are not driven by ideology.

    763. jason says:

      I know that Jason is an old time 70’s Republican”

      LOL

    764. Country Dick Montana says:

      You are.

    765. jason says:

      If disbanding the FBI, which would give a free pass to the worst elements in society, from serial killers to rapists to kidnappers to drug dealers to spies to terrorists to counterfeiters to embezzlers to forgers make me an old 70’s Republican, I certainly plead guilty.

      If turning America into a criminal’s paradise is “modern conservatism”, you are right, I want no part of it.

      Defunding the FBI is as stupid and asinine as defunding the police.

    766. jason says:

      I don’t know what a 70’s R is, wasn’t even here then.

      Is it bad? I have to know whether I should be offended or proud.

    767. Country Dick Montana says:

      I would not disband them. I would leave the field offices that actually do perform legitimate LE along with the facilities at Quantico. Deputize state LE to perform federal crimes with the FBI in an advisory role. I would close the DC headquarters to minimize political issues. Bad guys get caught and LE becomes decentralized.

    768. Country Dick Montana says:

      Yo test

    769. jason says:

      Not sure I agree with the advisory role bit, but the rest seems reasonable. You still need a director but the headquarters doesn’t have to be in DC.

      But you need political power for all that.

    770. Phil says:

      Disbanding or defunding the FBI no, of course not.

      ….but geez. That hierarchy there now is a disgrace. It’s evolved into one party’s exclusive gestapo. Long term, probably right that you’d have to change what’s coming out of the colleges and universities that are feeding the FBI. I don’t have the slightest idea how you even begin to do that. No clue. In the short run take back the WH and if it’s Trump, for God’s sake have him fire the Director and put someone in there who will surround himself with people who will at least change the blatant things they’ve been pulling…and get an AG in as head of the Justice Dept who isn’t some swamp creature like Bill Barr. Trump HAS GOT to do better on his personnel appointments. He was terrible with appointments of people who flat out cut his throat.

    771. jason says:

      The problem is still the people that will staff it. The pool right now is essentially comprised of liberals. That is just a fact.

    772. jason says:

      Decentralizing is ok, but you can’t give Federal crime jurisdiction to the states. There still has to be uniform enforcement. Can you “outsource” some functions? Probably. But the bureaucracy of doing that in 50 states and the territories would be daunting.

      The solution is obviously a less politicized leadership. That is a going to be a challenge.

    773. Country Dick Montana says:

      I actually have advocates that all agencies with the exception of the military be sent to separate states. Leave very small less than 100 liaison offices in DC. Many feds would quit and the pool of available workers would be more diverse.

      EPA to Compton
      Treasury to Fargo

    774. NYCmike says:

      “Federal agents believe that hundreds of women may have been victimized.”

      -Key words in that link. They very rarely stop crime like the NYPD did from 1993-2013, they just use such headlines to get more power and funding, AFTER THE FACT.

      As CDM stated, there is not 1) increase funding or 2) disband. There are other options, and they should be looked at, due to the fact that the FBI has shown they are POLITICALLY corrupt.

      It is one thing to pick which bad guys to favor so as to get the other bad guys, but even that has been abused, as we saw up in the boston area, and probably other places as well.

      But what they have done politically in the past 6 years is beyond any reasonable look at their job description.

    775. NYCmike says:

      DCCC

    776. jason says:

      Bitter, does old 70’s Republican warrant any points?

      I think so because it seems it was intended as derogatory.

    777. NYCmike says:

      “EPA to Compton
      Treasury to Fargo”

      -Education Dept to Alden, NY……..

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu1IG9a97PU

    778. jason says:

      FBI has shown they are POLITICALLY corrupt”

      This sounds like we should disband America because Biden is a bad President.

    779. Country Dick Montana says:

      No points.

      Being moderated like crazy tonight. Must think I am Gordon.

    780. NYCmike says:

      “This sounds like” you need more English language reading comprehension lessons.

    781. NYCmike says:

      I write “FBI has shown they are POLITICALLY corrupt”……for some “odd” reason, jason doesn’t dispute it…….

    782. jason says:

      Sorry, I don’t want any federal agencies in Bird-in-Hand or Blue Ball.

    783. jason says:

      for some “odd” reason, jason doesn’t dispute it…….”

      Why would I dispute it…

    784. jason says:

      Country Dick Montana says:
      August 30, 2022 at 9:31 pm

      No points.”

      Sorry, only A-holes can award points, or deny them.

    785. jason says:

      What are old 70’s Rs known for?

      Can’t I be an old 80’s R? I am a big Ronald Reagan fan.

    786. Bitterlaw says:

      18 years of posting at HHR and CDM doesn’t know what I believe in? His loss.

      Old 70s Republican? Like Nixon? Ford? Dole? Reagan? Maybe we are being too literal. CDM could be saying you are a Republican in your 70s like Gordon. Do you own any white loafers?

    787. jason says:

      What’s a loafer?

    788. jason says:

      “Fetterman’s excuse for not showing up is that Oz made fun of him”

      You can’t make this sh-t up…

    789. Country Dick Montana says:

      Educate me Bitter. What do you believe in and better yet how does the gargantuan federal government facilitate those beliefs?

      With the exception of you, Robbie and the so called “reasonable democrat” who shall remain unnamed, most everyone else comes right out with what they stand for. Got to give Gordon and Paul (bless their hearts) credit, agree or disagree with them they aren’t afraid to say it right out.

    790. jason says:

      Like Nixon? Ford? Dole? Reagan?

      Hmmm…..

      Nixon was a great statesman. Not so sure I want to be like Ford. Seemed like a nice guy, though, I met him years after he left office.

      Dole was a great American. No shame there.

      I will accept being like Reagan though.

      Thanks, CDM.

    791. jason says:

      most everyone else comes right out with what they stand for. Got to give Gordon and Paul (bless their hearts) credit, agree or disagree with them they aren’t afraid to say it right out.”

      LOL

      Some people aren’t afraid to be morons and idiots?

      Who knew?

    792. jason says:

      I think Bitter has always made clear what he stands for.

      I also made clear I don’t always agree with him.

    793. NYCmike says:

      https://althouse.blogspot.com/2022/08/when-monkees-launched-their-inaugural.html

      -My older brothers may be on watchlists….they didn’t go to see the Monkees, but they did see The Grateful Dead, CSNY, John Lennon, etc etc etc…..

    794. Bitterlaw says:

      I am watching a comedy about vampires. I will be back in 1/2 hour.

    795. jason says:

      Btw, I don’t think if you believe the FBI has essential functions that far transcend any role they have in politics means you believe in “gargantuan government”.

      I have advocated for limited government forever here, and it is one reason that I left the R party, I don’t feel it is any longer one of the main goals of the party.

    796. NYCmike says:

      “I will be back in 1/2 hour.”

      -Vampire: “You think so?”

    797. jason says:

      I will be back in 1/2 hour”

      I will try to defend you from attacks you believe in gargantuan government until then.

    798. jason says:

      -Vampire: “You think so?”

      Heh…

    799. NYCmike says:

      #820 – this same person watches a video of ATF agents going to someone’s house who hasn’t committed any crimes and demand that the person give up gun parts and says NADA about it!

    800. NYCmike says:

      jason,

      I don’t understand why you can’t admit the FBI has gone way too far, and there needs to be some changes made, some of which CDM already stated above.

    801. Tina says:

      Fettermans statement is a disaster.

    802. NYCmike says:

      “Fettermans statement is a disaster.”

      -Where did you see his statement?

    803. jason says:

      See it on the new thread.

    804. NYCmike says:

      “See it on the new thread.”

      -Thank you, sir!

    805. Bitterlaw says:

      I believe that taxes are too high and all levels of government are too big.

      I believe that Deep State is a bs conspiracy theory based on the absurd notion that Federal employees are motivated by nefarious purposes rather than the benefits and generous number of vacation days. If there really is a Deep State, they suck at it because people talk about Deep State.

      I believe that most people are good most of the time. Until they are stuck in traffic.

      I believe that the military should be powerful enough to make other nations back the F off. If they don’t back the F off, make them regret it.

      Governments should be big enough to prevent anarchy but limited enough to prevent tyranny.

      I don’t care if you believe in God, Allah, Buddha, Vishnu, or any other faith or no faith as long as you don’t expect me to believe it, too.

      Soccer is not a sport.

      Love who you want. Adults can use their parts any way they want with other consenting adults. Just don’t think anybody else wants to see it in public.

      I believe in the death penalty. Spare no expense on the defense of those accused of death penalty offenses then execute the guilty.

      I think abortion is appalling. I thought it should be decided at the state level.

      I believe law abiding people should own as many guns as they want. I do not want to own a gun.

      I believe America is the greatest nation on Earth. I appreciate the positive and negative things about our history. CRT is garbage.

      Any other issues, CDM?

      Anything else, CDM