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    Johnson Surges Into Lead in WI, Walker Trails by 6% to Warnock in GA

    According to a new poll from Marquette Law School, Republican Ron Johnson has completely erased a 7% deficit he was facing in a poll from same organization and now is up by a single percentage point over Democrat Mandela Barnes.

    US SENATE – WISCONSIN (Marquette)
    Ron Johnson (R-inc) 49%
    Mandela Barnes (D) 48%

    This poll was done September 6-11 among 632 likely voters. But while things are looking better for Republicans in Wisconsin, Quinnipiac University gives Republicans some bad news in Georgia as Herschel Walker is down 6% and Brian Kemp’s lead over Stacey Abrams is only 2%.

    US SENATE – GEORGIA (Quinnipiac)
    Raphael Warnock (D-inc) 52%
    Herschel Walker (R) 46%

    GOVERNOR – GEORGIA (Quinnipiac)
    Brian Kemp (R-inc) 50%
    Stacey Abrams (D) 48%

    The goo dnews for Republicans in this poll is at is actually better than the double-digit deficit Quinnipiac showed for Walker in June and more favorable for Kemp than the 48%/48% split the previous Quinnipiac poll showed. This poll was done September 8-12 among 1278 likely voters.

    Posted by Dave at 2:31 pm
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    276 Responses to “Johnson Surges Into Lead in WI, Walker Trails by 6% to Warnock in GA”

    1. Wes says:

      I’m glad to see Johnson ahead. I’d like to see other polls confirm his momentum.

      The idea that Warnock has suddenly broken the race wide open while Abrams has moved nearly into a tie with Kemp is laughable.

    2. DW says:

      Here is where we normally post the usual caveats that Quinnipiac puts out garbage poll after garbage poll that tilts HUGELY to the dems, election after every election, and yet some still take them seriously.

    3. Dylan says:

      I will never ask the political gods to ever grant me another wish if As long as I live if Blumenthal goes down in CT.

    4. Wes says:

      Be prepared to keep asking, Dylan. Blumy will get a check mark as soon as polls close in eight weeks.

    5. Wes says:

      Walker and Warnock will debate in October:

      https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2022/09/14/ready-to-rumble-in-the-peach-state-debate-date-set-for-walker-and-warnock-n496416

      In 2002, when running against incumbent Max Cleland, Congressman Saxby Chambliss used his single debate with the Senator to allay concerns with Georgians about electing him and project an image of himself as a legitimate potential Senator in the Peachtree State.

      Chambliss won 53-46. Let’s hope Walker can repeat that outcome.

    6. jason says:

      Walker should practice one debate a day from now till October.

      The moderator will be hostile and the questions horrendous.

    7. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Wes & DW:
      I dare you to show us a Quinnipiac Poll after Sept. 1st in any election cycle that has shown a Republican candidate in the lead!

    8. jan says:

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/meet-the-black-conservative-running-against-chuck-schumer/

      Never heard of this guy, Pinion. However, I wish him luck running against Schumer, who always reminds me of a Turkey Vulture, in the way he hangs his head while talking.

    9. Wes says:

      I have about as good a chance of beating Schumer as Pinion has, Jan–and I don’t even live in New York.

    10. DW says:

      Here is a backup to the new Marquette poll

      NRSC internal

      Johnson 49
      Barnes 45

      https://www.politico.com/minutes/congress/09-14-2022/rick-scotts-lunch-news/

    11. jan says:

      Amtrak canceling all long distance routes, except for the NE corridor, with expectations of freight train strikes in the near future. Talk about disruptive…..and, Joe thinks our economy is doing swimmingly!

    12. NYCmike says:

      #8 – my wife has seen him speak and was impressed, but unfortunately probably won’t come close to defeat Schmuckie in November.

      NY state is too far gone. Zeldin for Governor maybe, but I don’t see it for the Senate race.

    13. jan says:

      I know that Wes…but, at least someone has the courage to try. I give the guy credit for that. What’s quite noticeable now is how ethnically diverse R candidates have become – something that should have happened a long time ago.

    14. jan says:

      Yeah, NYC, in that clip posted Pinion was far from being a slouch like Schumer is.

    15. William says:

      Feeling good about Wisconsin. Looks like it will come down to Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. Republicans will need 2 of the 4 to gain control.

    16. Wes says:

      Honestly, Jan, I can’t take an article that completely omits the fact that Chuck Schumer literally funded Bolduc’s campaign and claims Bolduc win strictly on the strength of retail politicking seriously.

      Winning a primary is one thing. Winning a general is another. We’ll see if either Bolduc or Leavitt can win in November, but barring evidence to the contrary, I’m not sanguine.

    17. Phil says:

      As I said in the last thread, Quinnipiac’s last Georgia poll in mid-October of 2020 had Biden at +7.

      They have no idea how to poll Georgia.

      Track records.

      Abrams at just two down is another tip off on the lack of validity of this poll.

    18. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #18- Phil
      As always, Quinn shows almost no crossover votes from Democrats to the GOP and it’s always up, up and away with Indies going Democratic. You can take it to the bank.

    19. Phil says:

      I sort of expected Quinn to come out with these kinds of numbers. They’ll heard at the end….and nobody thinks Abrams Is statistically tied with Kemp.

    20. jason says:

      Oz’s camp said Fetterman asked for closed captioning, and for 2 practice sessions to get used to it.”

      So will he get practice Senate sessions if he wins?

    21. jason says:

      Plus the debate will be October 25, when probably a large percentage will have already voted with the mail in BS.

    22. NYCmike says:

      Robbie says:
      September 14, 2022 at 10:46 am

      Yesterday was clearly a rough day for the Republican Party. Lindsey Graham’s decision to introduce a 15-week abortion ban defied reality. The whole point of overturning Roe vs. Wade was to return the issue to the states just as we have the death penalty. Yet for some reason, he chose to inject more life into an issue that has become an electoral problem for Republicans. And on a day when the markets were way down because of inflation no less.

      And then there was Hew Hampshire. It was a jubilant moment for NYCmike and the “send a message” crowd, but a disaster for the party. Bolduc is a certified lunatic. But we shouldn’t just lay this mess at the feet of the moron brigade. Sununu deserves criticism as well. It was one thing not to run, but his refusal to endorse a candidate until it no longer mattered was the whipped cream on top.

      -Let me get this straight……Graham and Sununu, both parts of the Establishment wing of the GOP, make stupid choices and/or no choice, and then THE VOTERS OF NH pick the person that same Establishment doesn’t want chosen…….do you really not see the connection between the 2 camps?

      FIGHT the Democratic Party with every political weapon available, and THE VOTERS will most likely respond to that. Act like Democratic-lite, and THE VOTERS will seek something different.

    23. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      From Blogger Eddie Zipperer:

      “Of the the final 74 generic Congressional vote polls in 2020, all 74 overestimated the Democrats.
      (As aggregated by RCP)”

    24. jason says:

      BIDEN: “What happened? Where does it say, the most advanced nation in the world can’t, and by the way, I won’t go into that.”

    25. Wes says:

      You failed to mention one thing, Mikey. I’m not surprised at all given your predilection for Schumer-backed candidates in GOP primaries:

      The NHGOP picked the Senate candidate backed by the DEMOCRAT ESTABLISHMENT.

      That’s a slightly noteworthy detail.

    26. Wes says:

      To clarify, apparently selecting a candidate backed by the GOP “Establishment” is wrong, but the Democratic Establishment always has the GOP’s best interests at heart and should be the guiding force behind GOP congressional candidate selection.

    27. Wes says:

      From Mikey’s own posts:

      FIGHT the Democratic Party with every political weapon available, and THE VOTERS will most likely respond to that.

      This is the same guy who supported Christine O’Donnell (Psycho-DE). That looks more like a complete capitulation than a fight to me, Mikey.

    28. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      “PeterSweden7
      I believe in climate change.

      Right now it is pretty warm.

      In a few months it will get very cold during the winter.

      The climate is changing all the time.”

    29. Tina says:

      Lol. Queen pinto poll.

    30. Tina says:

      Yesterday was a rough day for the Russian hoaxer.

      Deschenko was proven to be a Russian spy funded by the corrupt fib

    31. Tina says:

      Wtf is goober doing. The same old gop-e want to lose.

      Take the w and let the states decide

    32. Robbie says:

      Nothing makes NYCmike happier than voting for deadender candidates backed by Schumer.

      You haven’t owned the libs until you make sure Republicans fail to win the Senate because of crappy candidates who “fight”.

      Also, it was another bad day for Putin ally Tucker Carlson. Ukraine has liberated 6000 km of territory from Russia. That vodka Tucker got from Vlad won’t taste as good tonight.

    33. Tina says:

      Faux lol

      Quote Tweet

      Rémy Numa

      @remynuma
      ·
      1h
      ?? Fox News Poll

      Congressional Vote Preference (National, RV)
      Dem – 44%
      GOP – 41%

      Full results from the Polling Unit here: https://foxnews.com/official-polls/fox-news-poll-inflation-abortion-motivating-voter-turnout

    34. Phil says:

      So 33% believe abortion should be legal in all cases?

      So one out of every three Americans are ok with partial birth abortion.

      I am not buying that but, hey, if the Fox poll says that’s so I guess it must be true. That would be kind of disturbing that many people would be ok with such a ghoulish policy. I’d always seen polls indicating 10%. I thought that was bad enough but 33%?

    35. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      33. Tucker Carlson seems to be lying low and not doing any further cheerleading for Putin. Prior to Ukraine’s recent offensive, Carlson was constantly advocating for the U.S. to cut-off military aid to the “corrupt” Ukrainians. The guest appearance by the San Clemente kid who wanted to merge MAGA and Marxist-Leninism was the crazy highlight of Carlson’s effort.

      The bozo Carlson claimed as his defense expert, Colonel MacGregor, who predicted last Friday that Ukraine was about to be defeated by Russia, has disappeared.

      MacGregor is the same clown who appeared on Fox News when the Russians first invaded Ukraine and stated “the Russian army was ‘too gentle’, but now ‘will complete everything” within 10 days’. If MacGregor is not being paid by Putin, he should be.

    36. Tina says:

      Buh bye,

      Breitbart News

      @BreitbartNews
      ·
      6h
      President Joe Biden remains silent after Democrat senate candidate in Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan called for Americans to “kill and confront” supporters of former president Donald Trump and his MAGA political movement.

    37. Gordon Allen says:

      The same injunction about disbelieving MSM polls applies to Fox as well.
      I doubt 33 % believe abortion should be legal in the 9th month.
      As that may be,by Fox standards 44-41 is still pretty OK,as you know it’s a bigger GOP plus gap than that.

    38. Cash Cow TM says:

      DRUDGE headline:

      “West Virginia becomes 2nd state to pass near total abortion ban…”

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

      Actual fact on WV abortion bill that passed:

      Exceptions: sexual assault (rape, incest), life of the mother, non-viable fetus.

    39. Hugh says:

      I’m About ready to stop watching Fox again. Their polling is the worst. CallIng az immediately was malpractice. Then to spit in our faces they rehired the jerk who did it. Too bad as many of their opinion people our good. However their board sucks.

    40. Tina says:

      Faux polls are garbage.

      Discard them along with queen pine ac.

    41. Phil says:

      Just a reminder, the final Fox poll in Indiana in 2018 Had Joe Donnely retaining his Indiana Senate seat by 7 pts. He lost by 5. LOL

      Also ask Claire McKaskell how that Missouri Fox polling worked out for her. Hint. In spite of what the final Fox poll told us she isn’t in the Senate any longer. Lost by 5.

      Don’t get Baris started on Fox polling.

    42. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      @Politics_Polls

      A 8 point shift towards Johnson in a Month

      Wisconsin Senate:
      Ron Johnson (R-inc) 49% (+1)
      Mandela Barnes (D) 48%

      @MULawPoll, 632 LV, 9/6-11

    43. Phil says:

      Baris begins polling Wisconsin tomorrow.

    44. jason says:

      NYC is full of crap about NH.

      It is a purple state that Biden carried and has an all Dem congressional delegation.

      You need a candidate that has some appeal outside the R base, which is not enough to elect anyone senator.

      Morse had that appeal. Bolduc does not. It is not rocket science.

      And as wes points out, Bolduc is the Dem establishment pick, that should tell you all you need to know.

      Schumer and NYC win in NH. Kudos to the winners.

    45. NYCmike says:

      LOL!

      What exactly are Wes, Robbie and jason accusing me of doing in NH? I thought I said THE VOTERS DECIDED.
      Maybe I said something different?

      I never showed any preference for any candidate in NH. Personally, I would have asked Kelly Ayotte to run again.

      I do know that Wes and Phil agreed that Gov Sununu and President Trump should have made a choice in the race, and that is the reason why Robbie couldn’t blame Trump for not getting the “correct” candidate.

      Aside from that, if Bolduc won the primary, I hope he can get the most votes in the general election.

      I definitely won’t be here bashing him like some of the so-called “Republicans”, and jason, are.

    46. NYCmike says:

      Rumors bouncing around that the FBI will be staking out ALL Republican candidates for office from now until Election Day…….that is why they grabbed Mike Lindell’s phone……to get the best promotional coupons for all the pillows the agents will need……

    47. NYCmike says:

      No idea how the impending rail strike will affect my business. We don’t deal with much rail freight, would assume that smaller shippers might go with over-the-road trailers instead, but those prices are already quite high, due to an already tight trailer fleet……Democratic policies on steroids may make even more of a mess……..Lindsey Graham will probably push his federal abortion bill again if the strike does happen……..

    48. Bitterlaw says:

      Winning the most votes in a primary does not always translate into getting the most votes in the GE. A Democrat can get the motes in a primary and get stomped in the GE in Alabama. COD had the most votes in the DE GOP primary and was an embarrassment in the GE.

    49. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Latest Economist/YouGov Poll, 1500 U.S. adults, taken September 10-13th:

      Would you say things in this country today?
      headed in right direction 23%
      off on the wrong track 66%
      Not sure 11%

      How would you describe the current economy?
      Excellent/Good 20%
      Fair/Poor 77%

      Do you want President Biden to run for president against in 2024? Yes 19% No 59%

      Do you want Donald Trump to for for president again in 2024? Yes 27% No 57%

      How do you think Queen Elizabeth II’s record as Britain’s monarch will go down in history?

      Outstanding 44%
      Above average 28%
      Average 10%
      Below Average 3%
      Poor 3%

      Do you favor the U.S. increasing, descreasing or maintaining the same amount of military aid to the Ukraine?

      Increasing military aid to Ukraine 30%
      Maintaining the same amount of military aid to Ukraine 28%
      Decreasing military aid to Ukraine 21%

      In terms of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, do you think the U.S. government’s response..
      Should be tougher 33%
      Is about right 28%
      Should be less tough 13%

      Joe Biden’s Job Approval
      41% Approve
      52% disapprove

    50. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Schumer Predicted Democrats Will Lose the House
      September 15, 2022 at 6:11 am EDT By Taegan Goddard

      “Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer privately told a group of Democratic senators Monday night that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ‘in trouble’ and Democrats are going to lose the House,” Punchbowl News reports.

      “During the dinner, Schumer let loose on a whole range of topics. Schumer spoke loudly and his remarks were overheard by other patrons in the restaurant – and confirmed by multiple sources.”

    51. Cash Cow TM says:

      Th other day, VP Kameltoe Harris said the border was secure.

      T5his morning, two busloads of illegal immigrants sent by TX gov. Abbott arrived in Washington DC

      AT THE HOME OF VP HARRIS !

      HILARIOUS!

      ###############################
      WELL PLAYED, GOVERNOR.

      WELL PLAYED.

    52. Cash Cow TM says:

      Cow has been working 20 hours a day to work on a solution to avert a rail strike.

      Cow’s efforts were successful.

      Strike averted.

      You’re welcome.

    53. Wes says:

      You wrote this, Mikey:

      Let me get this straight……Graham and Sununu, both parts of the Establishment wing of the GOP, make stupid choices and/or no choice, and then THE VOTERS OF NH pick the person that same Establishment doesn’t want chosen…….do you really not see the connection between the 2 camps?

      In response, I wrote this:

      You failed to mention one thing, Mikey. I’m not surprised at all given your predilection for Schumer-backed candidates in GOP primaries:

      The NHGOP picked the Senate candidate backed by the DEMOCRAT ESTABLISHMENT.

      That’s a slightly noteworthy detail.

      In short, apparently Republicans in New Hampshire thought the GOP Establishment pick (Morse) was bad while the Dem Establishment pick (Bolduc) was good. I never knew Establishment Dems had the best interests of GOP primary voters so much at heart.

      Now explain to me how (a) I hate primaries because I don’t think Schumer should be handpicking GOP Senate nominees and (b) Establishment Dems want Republicans to nominate the best available GOP Senate candidates.

    54. Cash Cow TM says:

      News reports this morning say th3 FBI has arrested three Iranian hackers.

      I hope they don’t come to arrest Walt.
      He hacks (and coughs) a lot.

    55. Gordon Allen says:

      Wes. I agree w your comments.
      But it is hard to argue that there seems a disconnect on some level between the GOP leadership/ establishment in New Hampshire and rank and file GOP voters.
      It is what it is. But I think this disconnect exists between national GOP voters and the Washington DC leadership/ establishment as well.
      Shouldn’t the ” leadership” of a Party try and reflect,or honor in some fashion their voters/ members views?
      I believe this is a growing problem that needs resolution soon.

    56. Phil says:

      “I believe this is a growing problem that needs resolution soon.”

      Yes

      The party DC “leadership” is not interested in the views of the rank in file GOP voters. There is a disconnect and it’s growing.

      It’s a problem and it’s going to effect base voter turnout. It will cost the GOP seats they should easily take in the House this cycle leaving potential seat gains off the table.

    57. Wes says:

      I don’t disagree, Gordon. Indeed, I have made it clear how much I despise Chris Sununu for being a blatant RINO who’s done everything in his power to undermine his own state party.

      That said, I think there should be some kind of medium between opposing the excesses of the so-called “Establishment” and always supporting what they do.

      For instance, I’m not engaging in hyperbole when I say Don Bolduc was the pick of the Dem Establishment in the primary. Chuck Schumer actually bankrolled Bolduc’s campaign to the tune of $6 million dollars. Chuck Morse was the other Republican in the race. Morse is a center-right pol who actually tried to get an advantageous House map for the GOP and pushed reasonably conservative legislation, only to have Governor Sununu oppose him at various turns. Voters chose Bolduc over Morse.

      Does that really seem logical?

      I just don’t understand what the so-called GOP base gets out of picking candidates Democrats literally want to win the primaries over people who can actually win elections.

      Now if anti-Establishment resentment resulted in more candidates like Marco Rubio who could actually outmaneuver unreliable pols such as Charlie Crist, I could support the movement. More often than not, it results in disasters like Christine O’Donnell and Corey Stewart who annihilate their state parties. Bolduc may not be on the same level as O’Donnell and Stewart, but that the Democrats intervened to help him shows they think he has that potential.

      That should be something deeply concerning when recapturing the Senate to block Biden’s judicial appointments should be the primary concern for GOP voters.

    58. Bitterlaw says:

      I agree that elected officials need to listen to and respect their voters. I also believe that voters need to consider that there is more to governing than saying GFY to the opposition. Until the GOP retakes the House and Senate, there is little that can be done except vote No and say GFY. ANY compromise is immediately condemned by the GFY purists.

      The only way to be in the evil establishment is to get elected. The alternate to the evil establishment is control by the even worse Democrat establishment. The real world sucks.

    59. DW says:

      BIDEN: “What happened? Where does it say, the most advanced nation in the world can’t, and by the way, I won’t go into that.”

      He didn’t want to get into a discussion of the “United States Kamara” like he did in his prior speech.

    60. Wes says:

      Is the United States Kamara any relation to this thing, DW?

      https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/tuatara

    61. DW says:

      63 – could be. Or maybe he was thinking of his wife Kamala. Or maybe he was at the moment noticing one of the press Cameras. Or most likely his dementia has progressed to the point where he no longer can string together all the words on the teleprompter.

    62. DW says:

      But if Joe makes it to 2024 and if he decides to run again, he will have the full backing of the political advocacy grouped called the DVK, Demented Voters Kamara. Never before have the demented voters had a champion like this on the ballot for POTUS.

    63. Phil says:

      Each time I see Biden speak in public he is more and more angry. Screaming during his speeches is now the norm for him.

      Watching his anger, his using the FBI as his personal goon squad makes perfect sense. Only an administration that’s out of control angry would pull the out of control crap of raiding his political rival’s home, subpoenaing scores of political opponents both officials and every day people who vote the “wrong way”, seizing private individual’s phones etc.

      ….all this is unprecedented in our republic. What has been the response of our DC Republican “leaders”? CRICKETS. The rank in file Republican voters out there do NOT like that. You want to sweep that fact under the rug then fine…..but it’s a huge problem and it’s growing.

    64. Bitterlaw says:

      Wes – The goal should be to nominate the most conservative candidate who can win the General Election. Unfortunately, that has been replaced in too many races by nominating the person who can SEND A MESSAGE in defeat.

      It’s like some voters are screaming, “I want a cookie.” They reject the candidate who says “I don’t have any cookies but I support policies that will allow bakeries to increase staff and production” but embrace the candidate who says “The Democrats stole your cookie!”

    65. DW says:

      Speaking of demented voters, that reminds me of a relative back in New York state, decades ago, who was a poll worker (a Republican) and noticed how every election there were van loads of elder-care patients from area care centers, and they would show up with their caretakers who would drag them into the booth to pull the lever for the Dems. Some had eyes crossed, non-functioning limbs and obviously nothing going on between the ears, but their caregivers somehow knew how they wanted to vote.

    66. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – It would be great if GOP Senators and Reps started every day telling the Democrats GFY. Then what? Nothing happens but we all feel better.

    67. Phil says:

      The Republican establishment should accept their share of the blame for the clown show in NH. There was always going to be a small percentage of GOP voters that would vote for dead enders. The results in NH happen when the voters get really pissed at their leaders for their actions and inactions. The NH result wouldn’t have happened if the voters weren’t angry at Sununu as well as the rest of the GOP establishment.

    68. DW says:

      Bitter, its too bad your Phillies botched the first third of their season. Now it seems neither the Mets or Braves are interested in winning, after weeks of neither of them losing.

    69. Wes says:

      So justified anger at Sununu and people who don’t even live in the state means to vote for a guy whose campaign Schumer outright bankrolled, Phil?

      Why were these primary voters not upset with Schumer to the point of rejecting his preferred candidate?

    70. Wes says:

      I mean, I can understand if Democrats had only tacitly supported Bolduc but not actively spent money on him. When Schumer literally spent $6 million though to get him the nomination, why did none of Bolduc’s supporters think they might not want to vote for the person Schumer wasn’t even trying to hide spending money on?

    71. Phil says:

      So, bitter, you’re fine with the silence coming out of McConnell and company in DC? After what we are watching unfold? They can’t be bothered to say a single word while the Biden administration uses the FBI as their own personal goon squad? That’s asking too much? WTF? It’s not about “feeling better” it’s about speaking out against the outrageous actions by an authoritarian administration that is engaging in goon actions against their political opponents.

    72. Wes says:

      I guess the mindset of NH primary voters was, “Sununu and McConnell can burn in Hell, but Chuck Schumer is all right.”

    73. Bitterlaw says:

      DW – I am hoping but dragged down by past experiences that the Phillies make the playoffs.

      Wes – The I Want A Cookie wing of the party would rather nominate Schumer’s Republican.

    74. jason says:

      Your taxpayer dollars at work.

      “Associated Press
      Buttigieg awards big fed grant to dismantle racist highway”

    75. Wes says:

      Schumer’s Republican

      That’s literally what Don Bolduc is, Bitter. Notice Mikey has never once acknowledged that in opining on Tuesday’s results.

    76. jason says:

      he Republican establishment should accept their share of the blame for the clown show in NH.”

      Nah. I blame the “send a message” morons.

    77. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – I’m not “fine” with it but I know that the only way to start stopping it is to win the midterms. Nominating Schumer’s choice for the Republican Senate race is not a solution. The real world sucks.

      I would respect the nominee more if he had told Schumer to keep his money and won without it.

    78. New York City says:

      Bitterlaw says:
      September 15, 2022 at 9:40 am

      Wes – The goal should be to nominate the most conservative candidate who can win the General Election. Unfortunately, that has been replaced in too many races by nominating the person who can SEND A MESSAGE in defeat.”

      You guys are crazy.

      SEND A MESSAGE! Vote for Schumer’s candidate!

    79. Phil says:

      No, Wes. It’s not justified. I’m just saying it wouldn’t have gotten this far had the establishment made any effort to at least voice the anger of their constituents. They need to take their share of the blame. Sununu on the state level and Mitch and company on the national level hate Trump and look down on his supporters. I get it…but to just sit back and say nothing while an out of control Democratic administration engages in unprecedented Soviet style actions against their political opponents angers Republican voters. It pisses the base off. The establishment bears some blame. It could have been headed off. Doesn’t mean it wasn’t stupid to go to the polls and nominate this guy in the primary. Right up there with nominating the witch in Delaware….but it could have been headed off.

    80. Bitterlaw says:

      COD is not a witch. Didn’t you see her ad?

    81. Bitterlaw says:

      The I Want a Cookie wing of the GOP nominated Schumer’s candidate for the Senate. Not the best start for a movement.

    82. Phil says:

      ‘I’m not a witch. I’m you”

      Yeah, I remember it well.

      Chris Coons favorite ad of all time.

    83. Bitterlaw says:

      Jason- Can I bet on “Schumer’s Candidate” for NH Senator at predictit? Seems like a sure thing.

    84. DW says:

      Yesterday Ron DeSantis sent two plane-loads of illegals to live on Martha’s Vineyard.

    85. DW says:

      For the safety of the illegals, I hope none of them accept a ride from anyone named Kennedy who claims to not be familiar with the area and likes to drive over bridges while drunk.

    86. Wes says:

      I remember reading on a knockoff of Free Republic after the 2010 midterms how supposedly O’Donnell lost because the “Establishment” refused to back her campaign financially. Never mind the fact that she outspent Coons 2-1. Apparently the numerous financial problems, the failure to answer an easy question about what Supreme Court decisions she would disagree with, the “I’m not a witch” ad, and the general incompetence of her campaign had nothing to do with her loss immediately after polls closed on 11-5-10.

    87. Phil says:

      O’Donnell was a dead duck politically the moment she was declared the winner in the primary. Castle would have had the seat in the bag. Just absolute stupidity. We are now stuck with Marxist Coons forever.

    88. Phil says:

      ….and Castle was always the best we were going to get out of Delaware. You should always take what you can get.

    89. Tina says:

      The evil elf needs ro be arrested asap. He covered up for China.

      In a wide-ranging interview, Redfield explained what he saw while running the CDC during the early days of the pandemic, his attempts to get a CDC team into China, and his struggles with the NIH’s Anthony Fauci, who cut him out of meetings when Redfield said the government needed to investigate whether the pandemic started from a lab accident in Wuhan, China.

      “Tony and I are friends, but we don’t agree on this at all,” Redfield told me. “The potential for conspiracy is really on the other side. The conspiracy is Collins, Fauci, and the established scientific community that has acted in an antithetical way to science.”

    90. Robbie says:

      Jessica Yarvin
      @jyarvin

      meanwhile Bolduc went on fox this morning and said the 2020 election actually wasn’t stolen and Biden is the legitimate president

      – It’s a real shame candidates like Bolduc and Masters thought they could say one thing in the primary and the exact opposite as general election candidates and think no one would notice.

    91. Wes says:

      The Schumer Republican can’t get his story straight. Why am I not surprised?

    92. Bitterlaw says:

      The I Want a Coolie wing of the party will now call Schumer’s Republican a RINO.

    93. Bitterlaw says:

      Cookie

    94. Wes says:

      We’re all missing the truly important question here:

      Will Mikey ever acknowledge Don Bolduc is a Chuck Schumer Republican?

    95. Dylan says:

      The problem the GOP has in states like Delaware and Connecticut is branding. They literally have decades to devise candidates with a decent brand and a marketing campaign that will sell—it’s all branding and marketing–and yet they consistently do nothing. Same with California—-why can’t they get marketing/advertising gurus to devise a latino GOP candidate that can unseat Newsome. Wouldn’t seem to be that hard to make it competitive.

      yet we concede to Coons, Blumenthal, Newsome, cycle after cycle. Where’s the vision?

    96. Wes says:

      You must have missed the 2010 DE special Senate election where Republicans literally had the perfect candidate to win the seat In Mike Castle–only to reject him in a primary in favor of a corrupt witch who just a few years earlier had refused to abide by the primary results and run as a write-in.

    97. dylan says:

      I didn’t miss that—but truthfully, that was 12 years ago. Why are we conceding that a mistake has to preordain a forever result? Smart minds can’t devise some type of strategy to get Coons out. . ..?

    98. Bitterlaw says:

      I am proud to say that in my three failed campaigns that I never accepted any money from Democrats. I lost on my own, damn it.

    99. Wes says:

      O’Donnell obliterated the DEGOP that year. Party registration in the state was already behind the Dems and fell further behind as O’Donnell basically ginned up Dems to vote against her. Since then, the results of that primary have meant the DEGOP has had no inclination to waste time on a candidate who potentially has crossover appeal if the voters are just going to pick a nut job who’s going to lose by double digits anyway. What’s the point after all if a party’s own voters are going to conspire with the opposition to defeat the party’s candidates?

      It’s probably going to be another decade at least before the DEGOP starts recovering from the O’Donnell debacle–if it ever does.

    100. jan says:

      Wes, you have an enormous amount of political savvy. However, like the rest of us, projecting the coin toss results of an election can go either way.

      Regarding Schumer’s indirect connection to Bolduc’s Senate run, his democrat PAC threw $3.2 million into negative ads against Morse, one of Bolduc’s primary opponents. The GOP then countered with $3.5 million in ads supporting Morse. Such back and forth political dueling probably worked to cancel each other out in their effectiveness. In the meantime, Bolduc received no funding from either party, depending primarily on his one-to-one personal contact with the “live free or die” people of NH.

      Also, democrat PAC money – $44 million- has been used in similar ways in CA, CO, PA, ILL, and Maryland. However, many feel such a ploy will ultimately backfire, as there is so much resentment towards Biden and establishment politics, that the Dems will be voted out by the populous contingency, much like what just happened in Sweden, Canada, and is brewing in Italy. Even Sununu has said that Maggie Hassan is so unpopular and disliked in NH he believes anyone is capable of defeating her.

    101. Wes says:

      Actually, Jan, Schumer ultimately spent $6 million to help Bolduc win. He was clearly devoted to that outcome and got what he wanted.

      Bolduc has a history of gaffes that won’t fly in New Hampshire. Don’t think Hassan despite her middling popularity, isn’t going to be savvy enough to make every voter in the state aware of his previous statements–especially his claim that Biden stole the 2020 election, which despite the opinions of various posters here, is going to be a clear net negative in a state Biden carried handily. To his credit, Bolduc reversed course today on that issue to try to make himself more palatable to voters, but I’m more of the view that his reversal makes him look opportunistic and will at best net him no votes.

      As such, I honestly don’t see the reason for defending the results yof Tuesday’s primary given the dynamics behind it. Of course Sununu could have averted all this by announcing a challenge to Hassan or at the very least locking down an anointed candidate early on in the race. He began this comedy of errors that will result in Hassan’s reelection, but the voters in the primary built on the foundation he had constructed.

    102. Wes says:

      Polling results for AK-Sen and AK-AL show exactly how much of a trainwreck RCV is:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/JacobRubashkin/status/1570447485469966336

    103. jan says:

      Wes, from what I’ve read that $6 million number combines the monies thrown in initially by the Dems, and then followed by rebuttal amounts from the GOP. As for Bolduc’s gaffes, I have just recently started to follow him, so maybe have missed some foot-in-mouth episodes.

      However, I like Bolduc’s military record, helping vets with PTSD, and his post military experience in business. He seems sincere and straight forward in his goals, is not encumbered by corporate ties and financing, and has attracted a huge army of volunteers to help him campaign, in lieu of lacking big donor funding. By no means do I find him equivalent to COD’s ignorance or stupidity. And, in an era dominated more and more by voters turning to a populous agenda, I’m inclined to think both he and Leavitt have a decent chance of winning the general election.

    104. Bitterlaw says:

      I don’t feel like looking it up. Is a voter allowed to vote for the same candidate as all of their choices. The system could have 27 rounds of ranked preferences and I would never put down the name of a Democrat.

    105. Bitterlaw says:

      Jan – Do you think Schumer would have given money to a Republican candidate because he thought that candidate would beat the Democrat?

    106. Wes says:

      There’s this, Jan:

      Bolduc said Chris Sununu is a Chinese Communist sympathizer whose family supports terrorism.

      https://nhjournal.com/bolduc-i-drove-communist-sympathizer-sununu-out-of-senate-race/

      This is not exactly the kind of statement that’s going to appeal to broad swaths of voters. As noted, Bolduc was also an election truther for Trump who’s now done a 180 on that stance. Hassan’s ads write themselves at this point.

      With his military background, Bolduc looks on paper like a good candidate to challenge a not overly formidable incumbent. In actual practice, he’s been far from that.

    107. Phil says:

      NH is now off the table.

      Move on.

      Sununu had this seat on a golden platter. No Democrat would ever turn down a slam dunk opportunity like that. They take advantage of their opportunities always with the goal to advance their ideology. Always with their eyes on their ultimate goal – to remake America. Republicans? Don’t make me laugh. The Republican establishment has no ideology – just happy to go along. It’s why the party is dead in the water. The Republican “leadership” is entirely in the hands of the establishment types and out of touch with their voters.

    108. jan says:

      https://www.breitbart.com/midterm-election/2022/09/15/rick-scott-fortifies-gen-don-bolduc-new-hampshire-while-mcconnell-remains-silent/

      Of the nearly $30 million dedicated to helping Bolduc’s campaign, $6.5 million is from the NRSC. The committee is “going to be all-in to make sure he wins,” Scott told Politico after Gen. Bolduc’s Republican primary win on Tuesday. The $24.5 million difference is comprised of multiple Republican donors. Democrats have thus far only allocated $20 million to the race.

      The turnaround of Scott surprises me, as to the amount of financial support being promised to Bolduc.

      However, you guys may be right in how you view this candidate. I am certainly no political guru, and simply have an intuition about certain stances taken.

    109. Just Fill Out The Census says:

      Dr Oz and Mastriano – TOTAL LOSERS!

    110. Wes says:

      Mastriano is a likely loser, JFOTC. Oz has been surging. I hope Fetterman continues to run the lazy rose garden campaign he has been running.

    111. NYCmike says:

      Looking at the comments, do the people here believe that the NH voters who voted for Bolduc knew that the ads against Morse were put out by a Schumer/Democratic PAC?

    112. Tina says:

      Fettered mess

      Tom Bevan

      @TomBevanRCP
      ·
      7h
      NYT: “In Tuesday’s interview, Mr. Fetterman said, “We have never been hiding any of the health issues.”

      A bit later: “Mr. Fetterman’s campaign did not make his doctors available for interviews, and efforts to reach them independently were unsuccessful.”

    113. Just Fill Out The Census says:

      Who cares. I’d vote for someone in a coma over Dr Demented Oz

    114. Just Fill Out The Census says:

      And apparently…so will Pennsylvanians!

    115. Gordon Allen says:

      3rd quarter GDP fell to .05% according to Atlanta Fed. We’re headed to a 3rd straight quarter of negative growth.

    116. Tgca says:

      So it reported the Durham investigation is closing down with no expectations of further indictments.

      3 years and millions for what?

      This was a complete waste of time. Nothing of substance came from this investigation as of this date.

      This just goes to show DC protects DC. The Deep State continues and politicians and their cronies get treated with kid gloves compared to ordinary citizens.

      I have absolutely no confidence in the US justice system. It’s politically corrupt as any 3rd world country.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/john-durham-investigation-is-over/

    117. Just Fill Out The Census says:

      Thank You President Biden for averting the rail strike! Amtrak Joe #2024!

    118. Tina says:

      Another failure by Bondo Barr.

    119. Tina says:

      @RNCResearch
      Reporter: “Harris said that the border is closed. Is the border closed?”

      Illegal Immigrant: “The border is open…everybody believes that the border is open. It’s open because we enter. We come in, free, no problem…We came illegally.”

      https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1570396002326044675

    120. Bitterlaw says:

      Deep State? Every time people talk about Deep State, it proves that even if there was a Deep State, they suck at being a nefarious secret organization.

    121. NYCmike says:

      #125 & #121

      Every time a person uses the term “Deep State”, a Democratic politician smiles at his luck of being in the party which gets favored by the DC establishment.

      Every time a person says “Every time people talk about Deep State, it proves that even if there was a Deep State, they suck at being a nefarious secret organization.”, a Democratic politician smiles at his luck of being in the party which gets favored by the DC establishment.

    122. Tina says:

      More fib corruption. But let’s send them more $$$

      These Russian hoaxers are tied one way or another with grift.

      https://www.businessinsider.com/exclusive-fbi-charles-mcgonigal-trump-russia-grand-jury-oleg-deripaska-2022-9

    123. Tgca says:

      Some people have no understanding of gubbermint collusion and corruption. They thinks Deep State ONLY means people meet in secret and are unknown to the world. They are stuck in the 1970s spy genre of how things really work.

      For decades people denied the Mafia existed too even though they operated in full view of the world.

      Some people even deny Wokeism exists or that colleges are hotbeds for indoctrination of radical lefty ideas.

    124. NYCmike says:

      #128 – al true.

      BUT, the general population simply has not accepted the fact that their government is a corrupt, biased entity which has now moved into political favoritism for one party rule, so you’re use of the term “Deep State” will only cause more issues for the political party being subjugated by the government.

    125. NYCmike says:

      Not sure who “al” is, but he is a poor replacement for “all”

    126. jan says:

      #109. Bitter – Schumer’s reverse disbursement of PAC funds was meant to game the system and help his own party, not the opponent’s party. Such moves create a lot of confusion in elections, which is exactly what Schumer’s ad buy, dissing Morse, was intended to do. Now, he will tear Bolduc apart in the next 8 weeks. Whether or not voters will catch on to the disingenuousness of Schumer’s strategy remains to be seen. However, if Bolduc manages to win, there will be egg on Schumer’s resume.

    127. Wes says:

      Looking at the comments, Mikey has still not acknowledged Schumer bankrolled Bolduc’s campaign.

      I’m not surprised.

    128. Bitterlaw says:

      Jan – Just say Bolduc is Schumer’s Republican. Save on typing.

    129. Wes says:

      Apparently Schumer Republican Don Bolduc knows where his campaign money came from and has decided to flip-flop on the 2020 election:

      https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/15/politics/don-bolduc-election-new-hampshire-senate/index.html

    130. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      China is now distancing itself from Putin:

      “President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said on Thursday that Moscow understood that China had “questions and concerns” about the war in Ukraine — a notable, if cryptic, admission from Mr. Putin that Beijing may not fully approve of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

      And his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping — in his first face-to-face meeting with Mr. Putin since the invasion began — struck a far more subdued tone than the Russian president, and steered clear in his public comments of any mention of Ukraine at all.

      Taken together, the remarks were a stark sign that Russia lacks the full backing of its most powerful international partner as it tries to recover from a humiliating rout in northeastern Ukraine last week”

    131. Wes says:

      You know who else hasn’t admitted Chuck Schumer backed Don Bolduc, Bitter?

      Mikey.

    132. Tina says:

      Lol, China and Russia hate each other.

    133. Gordon Allen says:

      TGCA. Maybe Durham realized a high profile Democrat could murder someone in full view of a National audience,and a Jury in DC wouldn’t convict them?
      I don’t think that’s really far off btw.

    134. Tina says:

      The Martha vineyard liberals are upset maybe Obama will provide shelter to the illegals.

      Mark Hemingway

      @Heminator
      ·
      4h
      “What kind of depraved individual loads up 50 people onto a plane and dumps them in a strange place without even notifying anyone they’re coming?”

      Answer: Joe Biden — the Biden admin routinely flies planeloads of immigrants around the country and drops them off with no notice.

    135. NYCmike says:

      I have no idea if Schumer bankrolled his campaign.

      I thought you were saying that Schumer’s PAC bought ads going after Morse, which makes sense to me. I don’t understand why Republicans wouldn’t do the same, if it works.

      Is it your stance that Bolduc always knew that Schumer was going to do this for him, and is really a Democrat?

      If so, why would you then take the stance that the types of primary systems used that time in Utah and Virginia were the wrong way to go?

      Do you want a primary system, or should Republicans in certain states adopt a different method? I am fine with any of the methods used, you are the one who seems to be unhappy with all 3 at various times.

    136. NYCmike says:

      Wes – good or bad? Could Republicans have avoided Don Bolduc if a different system was used?

      Utah method that got you Mike Lee?
      Virginia method that got you Cooch?

    137. NYCmike says:

      I’ll ask Bitter, jason, Robbie, any of you, the same question – are you open to other methods of picking representatives for the general election?

      I am.

      My stance is very simple – I prefer the primary system, but recognize that when there is not a clear-cut choice, a “lesser” candidate may garner more votes.

      I would guess that 5%, if that, of the voters knew that the anti-Morse ads were put out by a Schumer PAC.

    138. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC – I am not opposed to primaries. I am opposed to nominating Deadenders who will lose the General Election. Both can be true.

      Are you so naive to believe that Bolduc saw all those ads against his opponent and thought, “How nice of that PAC to help me” without knowing who was behind it?

    139. Tina says:

      An “important” message from the pedo club.

      Quote Tweet

      Steve Schmidt

      @SteveSchmidtSES
      ·
      1h
      ?
      Counting down
      There is another aspect around Ron DeSantis’s assault on decency that deserves comment. He is literally attacking an American community in a different state and trying to hurt and destabilize it. He is abusing his power to attack Massachusetts to please Fox News and MAGA.

    140. Phil says:

      “Assault on decency”

      You can’t make this sh*t up

      You got to love the Lincoln Project bunch.

    141. NYCmike says:

      “Are you so naive to believe that Bolduc saw all those ads against his opponent and thought, “How nice of that PAC to help me” without knowing who was behind it?”

      -Bitterlaw,

      I have no clue if Bolduc knew or not, but if he is trying to win a primary, why would he care? If he is a plant, then the Republican Party should be more proactive in rooting out such people.

      Isn’t that the reason why certain states had nominating conventions in the past?

      YET, you and Wes and whomever else complain about those types of primaries as well, so we are stuck with the current system.

      Personally, I look more at the people who got 11% 5%, etc etc as the ones who should have bowed it, so that it is one person vs another.

      Schmuckie took advantage of a divided electorate. Never liked Schmuckie, in fact think he is a despicable person, but always respected his political prowess……kind of like how Wes appreciates Bubba Clinton’s political skills.

    142. NYCmike says:

      “I am opposed to nominating Deadenders who will lose the General Election.”

      -So am I. I am also opposed to people who bash their nominee who just won the primary instead of coalescing around that person with full-throated support.

    143. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC- If somebody had spent $6 million to get me nominated I would have asked a few questions.

    144. NYCmike says:

      Bitterlaw – fair enough.

      How do you stop this from happening?

      Stop the complaining and decide on a different method. How about a run-off for the primary system?
      if no candidate gets 50%, top 2 run again.

    145. Tgca says:

      Judge appoints Raymond Dearie as Special Master over Trump documents…

      He is a retired judge in NY appointed by Reagan. He served on FISA court too. He also approved FBI and DOJ requests to surveil Carter Page a few years back but that was before all the info came about misleading docs provided to the FISA Court by those coordinating with the Deep State. He was recommended by the Trump team as a Special Master in the Mar-a-Lago RAID case.

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-judge-appoints-raymond-dearie-as-special-master-over-trump-documents/

    146. Bitterlaw says:

      Coordinating with the Deep State? That’s pretty impressive since it does not exist.

    147. Bitterlaw says:

      I hope Bolduc wins. I don’t think he will. Both can be true.

    148. jan says:

      #148 people seem fixated on that 6 million dollar number as if it all came from the dem coffers. It did not – half came from dem ads knocking the establishment’s GOP choice, Morse. The GOP responded with a similar amount going after the Dems. What should Boldec have done, as he was technically out of the fray? Should he have supported Morse, his primary opponent, or simply wagged a finger at the Dems for not going after himself?

      If you hate Boldec so much don’t vote for him. However, I haven’t read anything where he relished or was part of the Schumer scheme to push aside who they thought was the most competitive candidate. Some of the rhetoric here, though, reminds me of when Trump initially won the R primary, and most of you made it a point to say he would never win.

    149. Bitterlaw says:

      I don’t hate Bolduc. I hope he wins. I would never vote for him because I don’t live in New Hampshire.

      I would respect him if he had responded to the ads funded by Dems by saying, “The Democrats are spending money to help nominate me because they think I can’t win the General Election. They should spend their money on helping the New Hampshire families devastated by the policies of Biden and Hassan.”

    150. jan says:

      BTW, I’m not really advocating for Boldec, but rather for the process and function of primaries – to narrow choices down to one candidate. And, rather than eating your own, it would seem more beneficial to decide whether or not you wanted Hassan or Bolduc as the next senator from NH. It was the same binary choice between Trump and Clinton back in 2016. Are there any of you who regret that HRC didn’t win that election?

    151. Bitterlaw says:

      I was opposed to Trump because I thought that he was an amoral scumbag (a term I used long before Jason stole it for Robbie) for his vile comments about John McCain’s military service and torture as a POW. My vote went to him in the General Election because an amoral scumbag was better than Hillary.

    152. Phil says:

      I’m curious, bitter. What is your understanding of the definition of the term “deep state”….because I get the sense that we aren’t all on the same page when it comes to the exact meaning of the term.

    153. jan says:

      Bitter, does anyone have any direct knowledge if or what Bolduc’s response was to those negative ads against Morse? Being that I read somewhere that his own funding was so meager (a little over a half a million) there were few resources to run ads or respond back to Schumer. Few media sites were even reporting on his candidacy. I hadn’t heard of him until just recently. And, even then Bolduc was considered a struggling under dog, trying to make the most out of want he had – loyal volunteers and lots of verve — who defiantly kept campaigning against all odds. I kind of thought those were commendable attributes.

      Anyway, I’m done commenting on this candidate. 8 weeks from now NH will be a done deal, no matter what opinions people have of this race.

    154. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – Simple. It is a pushed by conspiracy theorists who believe there is some nefarious cabal of Federal employees working together to push their evil agenda. I find it absurd to think any Federal employee would work that hard.

      Are there some Federal employees with political agendas? Obviously. Is there some overarching secret conspiracy? No. How can there be a Deep State if so many people talk about it? Not very Deep.

    155. Cash Cow TM says:

      DEM PRIMARY RESULTS ON TUESDAY

      PROGRESSIVES NOT DOING VERY WELL

      “Progressives Fall Short in Final Primaries: The year’s primary season reached its conclusion in three Northeastern states on Tuesday, with the most significant state-level result being the victory of Gov. Dan McKee in Rhode Island’s Democratic primary. This marks the first midterm cycle in 20 years that no sitting governor was knocked off in a primary.

      McKee took office last year after President Biden’s appointment of Gina Raimondo as commerce secretary. Almost as soon as he was sworn in, McKee awarded a $5 million education contract to a former political adviser. He’s now under federal investigation. He benefited from a large primary field, which split both opposition to him and the progressive vote.

      McKee took 33 percent of the vote, which was enough to beat former CVS executive Helena Foulkes, who had the backing of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and took 30 percent, as well as Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, who won 26 percent. Matt Brown, a former secretary of state, had Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ support, but only carried 8 percent of the primary vote. Despite his tepid showing, McKee will be heavily favored against Republican Ashley Kalus, a free-spending newcomer to the state.

      At the legislative level, the “revolution” promised by the Rhode Island Political Cooperative and other groups on the left did not occur. Most incumbents fended off challenges brought by progressives, including state House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio. State Sen. Jeanine Calkin, a cofounder of the Coop, went down to defeat in her primary.

      Three state representatives – Anastasia Williams, Jean Philippe Barros and James McLaughlin – did lose to lefty challengers, however. And progressive Jennifer Rourke – whose Republican opponent dropped out after assaulting her at an abortion rights rally in June – defeated a fellow Democrat who’d shared a photo of himself in blackface on social media.

      In Delaware, the other deep-blue state voting Tuesday, progressives were not as successful at knocking off incumbents as they had been in 2020. Two incumbents lost, however. Larry Mitchell – the House majority whip and one of a handful of legislators left who voted a decade ago against an anti-discrimination bill protecting transgender rights – lost to DeShanna Neal, a trans rights advocate, by a couple dozen votes. Colin Bonini, a 28-year state senator, lost to Kent County Levy Court Commissioner Eric Buckson, the son of David Buckson, a former state attorney general who served as governor for 19 days more than 60 years ago.

      State Auditor Kathy McGuiness was soundly defeated by Lydia York in the Democratic primary for state auditor. McGuiness has been convicted but not sentenced for corruption charges stemming from hiring her daughter.”

      GOVERNING Politics (newsletters@governing.com

    156. Bitterlaw says:

      I wonder how many of those volunteers admire the verve of the candidate who sold them the idea that Biden stole the election and then recanted it after Schumer’s money bought him the nomination.

    157. Cash Cow TM says:

      MORE

      “Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva (TNS)

      Intergovernmental Feud Heats Up: The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors has put a measure on the November ballot that would allow them to remove the independently elected sheriff for cause. Sheriff Alex Villanueva is not happy about this.

      Wednesday morning, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl – a leading Villanueva critic – had her house searched by deputies. It may be related to a broader investigation into a county contract with a nonprofit but some suspect retaliation. Deputies also searched the home of a member of the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, which has been holding hearings about possible gang activity among deputies. Talking to reporters outside her home, Kuehl said that the judge who signed the warrant is a friend of the sheriff and said there is no investigation going on that would justify the search.

      “A corrupt sheriff with a track record of abusing his power and trying to silence his critics is conducting a bogus, vindictive, politically motivated witch hunt against Sheila Kuehl,” said Mike Bonin, a member of the L.A. City Council.

      GOVERNING Politics (newsletters@governing.com

    158. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – Since you believe in Deep State, how about QAnon? Go big or go home.

    159. Phil says:

      Ok, bitter, but when I hear the term used, to me, it means unelected leftist bureaucrats occupying various government agencies who use their unelected positions to undermine the policies of elected leaders. I think the current FBI is a dandy of a perfect example over the last six years. As far as “not working hard” I’d have to differ with you strongly on that one. The CIA and FBI worked plenty hard to push the Russian collusion hoax. It wasn’t just the leadership in the FBI either – Peter Strok and his girlfriend, the FBI officials who lied and misrepresented to the FISA Courts, and I could go on and on….and in the case of the Russian collusion hoax it absolutely was a conspiracy of the unelected. You can’t just blow something that big and extensive off – especially when it is designed to frame and get rid of a sitting President. That fits my definition of the deep state almost perfectly.

    160. Phil says:

      I honestly don’t even know what QAnon is about.

    161. NYCmike says:

      When Andrew Breitbart and others exposed the “journo-list” all those years ago, where something like 400 media personalities and Democratic politicos emailed each other every morning to determine that days narrative, supposed Republicans here laughed at it as if it was not a big deal……some people never learn, it seems.

    162. jan says:

      Villanueva has evolved into one of the most interesting, fearless Sheriffs to ever occupy that office. Since he is elected by the people, our corrupt LA Board of Supervisors can’t fire him for insubordination or not following their dictatorial orders like “masking.” It creates a terse relationship between these governing entities – one in which the Board usually comes out looking bad.

      BTW, Phil, the deep state is considered a subset of the Administrative State, which is a powerful cadre of unelected bureaucrats who stay in government through revolving administrations. They end up making decisions that can influence how policies are implemented. And, they usually can’t be fired even when they tend to obstruct the policies of a president they don’t like. Trump had a plan set to go, called Schedule F, which would have created a work-around to many of these lifer bureaucrats. But, obviously, events took a different turn….

    163. Tina says:

      @IAPolls2022
      ·
      3m
      2024 PRESIDENTIAL POLLING By Emerson

      ARIZONA
      (R) Trump 44% (+3)
      (D) Biden 41%

      GEORGIA
      (R) Trump 51% (+5)
      (D) Biden 46%

      NEVADA
      (R) Trump 43% (+3)
      (D) Biden 40%

      OHIO
      (R) Trump 53% (+14)
      (D) Biden 39%

      PENNSYLVANIA
      (R) Trump 47% (+5)
      (D) Biden 42%

      Conducted: 08/15-09/10

    164. Bitterlaw says:

      Ok. So now there is Deep State and Administrative State and Schedule F. What are Schedules A-E? Or does it start at Schedule Z and work backwards to schedule A so nobody can crack the code?

    165. Bitterlaw says:

      I wonder if the Illuminati, Knights Templar, Deep State and the Free Masons recruit on Indeed or LinkedIn?

    166. Paul says:

      The deep state (FBI, DOJ etc.) has about as many Republicans as Democrats. However both those Republicans and Democrats are against Trump and MAGAs because they disobey the law. Simple as that.

    167. Bitterlaw says:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11218021/Donald-Trump-invited-memorial-service-Queen-missing-funeral-guestlist.html

      Presidents Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton not invited to Queen’s funeral. They can go to a DC Memorial instead.

    168. Bitterlaw says:

      Paul believes in Deep State.

      Phil hardest hit.

    169. Bitterlaw says:

      Good night. I think you are all safe from Deep State for the night. They close at 5:30.

    170. Tgca says:

      If federal bureaucrats who act and think alike and coordinate and push an agenda and target groups or individuals using their authority inappropriately or illegally and cover their tracks through lies, cover-ups and manipulation is not the Deep State, then you also have to admit there is no leftist agenda or indoctrination in schools or gubbermint or that wokeism is taking root in our institutions.

      Where is the proof these leftist agendas are coordinated efforts? Where is is the centralized organization that pushes a coordinated agenda? Where are their headquarters? Who are the leaders and decision makers that direct these activities?

      It may appear there are Dems indoctrinating or pushing wokeism but it’s just a conservative accusation with no basis on fact.

    171. Gordon Allen says:

      FedEx chairman says deep recession ahead.
      The reasons for electing Democrats this fall is….??
      Trump is bad??

    172. Jeff G. says:

      The Emerson polls are very encouraging this cycle since they had a big Democratic bias in 2020. They either corrected their methodology or some very good GOP results are the way in swing races in November.

    173. Phil says:

      The final Emerson Poll in 2020 found Trump losing to Biden by one point.

      Trump won the state by a little over eight.

    174. Paul says:

      Speaking of conspiracies. The Russians are certain that #NAFO dog memes on twitter are an organized CIA operation to stifle the Russian bots.

    175. DW says:

      CA-41:

      Calvert (R) 47
      Rollins (D) 39.

      Poll done by a Dem PAC. If that’s the best they can do, but the checkmark next to Calvert.

      https://twitter.com/Politics_Polls/status/1570550784852627456

    176. Jeff G. says:

      Phil, they missed Florida by just as much as Ohio with a final poll showing Biden +6 four days before it went Trump +3.3. These Emerson polls should have Dems very concerned.

    177. DW says:

      Breaking:

      Sacramento, CA. Governor Newsome has ordered Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric to save energy by turning off the electricity going to non-essential religious organizations across the state. These included churches, synagogues, and any college or university with a religious charter. Newsome extended an exemption to mosques, wiccan assemblies, and Satanic worship houses, given their relatively small number. “Its time for California to tighten the belt to stop climate change, and allowing religious organizations to waste electricity will continue to grow the problem, not solve it,” said Ben Dover, spokesperson for the Governor.

    178. Bitterlaw says:

      Ben Dover? Nice touch, DW.

    179. Phil says:

      Rich Baris has been screaming over the past six years for the polling industry to clean up their act.

      It won’t happen because they have no desire to. Summer polls are beyond horrible. The sponsors of these polls demand a certain left leaning result. They pay the freight for these pollsters and if the pollsters want to keep getting the gigs they better deliver what their left leaning sponsors demand….and they do. It’s only at the end of the campaign when the election is imminent and they don’t want to be embarrassed by the results do the pollsters begin to heard…and not all of them even do that.

      College pollsters are the worst and you can imagine why.

      Baris says pollsters are well aware of response bias that skews the polls left, but the decision not to fix the problem is deliberate. Example? I could cite a million of them, but let’s start with the one this week. Anyone think the Walker down six points Georgia poll released by Quinnipiac is anything but pure trash?

    180. Tgca says:

      Ukraine sycophants hardest hit.

      Nearly 90 Percent of the World Isn’t Following Us on Ukraine

      I posted similarly about this months ago. Over half the world was not in alignment on trying to isolate Russia. Now these countries in Africa, Asia, and South America are just ignoring US inspired sanctions or working around them while Russia prospers financially.

      Russia has now made inroads in building relationships in our own backyard as countries just ignore the US.

      This is all due to poor leadership under Biden and a major miscalculation by those who blindly support a corrupt Ukraine and thought they could bully Russia into submission. It BACKFIRED as of this point!

      I still believe this could have been all avoided with stronger US and European leadership but once again, the politicians screwed it up and have made Russia either sympathetic or a preferred trading partner among both our adversaries and some partners.

      None of this excuses Russia’s behavior but if anything, it has garnered them more international prestige.

      This should be a lesson for American diplomacy about leading up front to avoid these situations then let them happen.

      https://www.newsweek.com/nearly-90-percent-world-isnt-following-us-ukraine-opinion-1743061

    181. Tina says:

      Hoyer went off-script and lauded the deep state saying, “[Republicans] have made it quite clear they want to eliminate what they call the Deep State. The Deep State is a cadre of professionals dedicated to honoring the Constitution, laws of this country, and carrying out the policies of the congress and the president.”

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/democrat-rep-steny-hoyer-admits-deep-state-exists-says-cadre-professionals-dedicated-honoring-constitution-laws-country-video/

    182. DW says:

      The dem polling outfit called “Data for Regress” has the generic ballot R+2. If that’s as good as they can get with their thumbs on the scale, its good news for the good guys.

    183. Tgca says:

      187. Tina

      You need to STFU!

      The Deep State does NOT exist!

      We know this from certain HHR posters who know little to nothing about gubbermint and current events that insist the Deep State can only exist if they have centralized leadership and buildings to house their secret meetings in that no one else knows about their existence.

      That’s the way it’s in movies from the 1970s so that’s how it must be in real life today too.

      No building with secret meetings, then no Deep State. It’s that simple.

    184. DW says:

      Bitter–I will be rooting for the Phillies tonight!

    185. Bitterlaw says:

      DW- Thanks. Braves-Mets fight for the division could go the last day of the season.

    186. Bitterlaw says:

      DW- Mets play Brewers next week. They can help lock Phillies into playoffs with a sweep.

    187. Paul says:

      Tgca: What would you have done differently over Ukraine?

    188. Bitterlaw says:

      Newsweek? I hope Tgca’s dentist appointment went well.

    189. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      New Trafalgar PA Poll shows Oz(R) down 1.8% and Mastriano(R) -2.0% for Governor.

      https://www.thetrafalgargroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/TRF-PA-General-0916-Poll-Report.pdf

    190. Cash Cow TM says:

      MUSINGS

      1. Funny how the media and (other) leftists were completely silent when we have several million illegals a year coming into the U.S. and the Biden administration was flying planeloads of them in the dead of night to NY and other cities.

      BUT, when TX and FL send a couple busloads to D.C. and Martha’s Vineyard all media hell breaks out.

      AND THEY BLAME EVERYTHING ON THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS.
      _________________________________
      2. Odd that the number on cause of death in the U.S. of 18 to 45 year olds is due to fent.anlyl dr.ugs, and the drugs are coming from China to Mexico and then illegally across the southern border and yet the Biden administration is doing
      A. nothing to secure the border
      B. nothing to pressure the Mexican government to stop this
      C. nothing to pressure the Chinese to stop making and sending the drugs.
      ______________________________

      3. Funny how the U.S. was energy independent under Trump, then Biden on day one declares war on fossil fuels. And just about everything moves by trucks who are now paying over $5/gal. for diesel fuel and we have massive runaway inflation–yet the Biden admin. refuses to reverse anti fossil fuel policy and say they were wrong.
      _____________________________
      4. Odd how the Rs were heading to landslide wins in House and Senate and then SCOTUS ruling on abortion hands Ds winning issue in Nov.
      _____________________________________
      5. Odd that none of the national legislators the Cow contacts refuses to correspond to a Cow. I figured they would talk to me because so many of them are full of bull sh!t.

    191. Tgca says:

      195

      Newsweek is lefty like NYT and Wapo so normally I would expect it to align with Hollywood in its support of Ukraine. The fact that they published that story is telling.

      They’re basically admitting the sanctions backfired and Russia has actually benefitted from them and is building strong economic ties with a good portion of the world. This is undeniable and something we’ve seen for months.

      …and what sources of news do you read? AOL?

    192. Tgca says:

      194. Paul

      As I said very early on, I think these US and European politicians should have gotten together and threatened military intervention to block Russia’s invasion and instituted a NFZ from Day 1.

      But instead they gave speeches and made idle threats of ramifications to Russia that no one took seriously. Russia realized it was all talk and proceeded with this illegal invasion that had no serious justification.

      Russia is to blame for the invasion and it’s actions but the US and Europe created the environment that let it happen.

      I doubt very much Russia would’ve invaded if Trump or a warmonger like GWB were president because he knew there wpu.d be consequences.

    193. Bitterlaw says:

      What is most telling is that you continue to provide cover for Putin. Russia was the invader. Ukraine was the victim of the invasion. That does not matter to you.

      Russian trashed its reputation with the West. Gaining “support” from Third-World countries that are looking for Russian handouts was not a good trade for Putin.

    194. Tgca says:

      200

      Simple-minded analysis from you as usual without regard to lasting impacts of leaders poor decisions.

      No one here denies Russia invaded Ukraine. That it was not justifiable and it was illegal, and it’s caused suffering and pain so that’s on them.

      But the environment for them to proceed was created by STOOPID politicians and poor diplomacy sending a weak message.

      If you do t do as we say, we won’t buy your caviar! Silly idle threats that resulted in Russia now prospering economically.

      It’s like the homeless and crime-ridden drug crisis in San Francisco and other major Dem cities. The people on the streets committing crimes, doing drugs and making the cities decay are responsible for those actions but the local politicians created the environment that allowed it to flourish with poor policy.

    195. Robbie says:

      Robert Costa
      @costareports

      “The first Emerson College/WHDH New Hampshire general election poll finds incumbent Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan with an 11-point lead over newly-nominated Republican Donald Bolduc, leading 51% to 40%.”

      – This race will likely end up closer than this poll implies, but the base of the party actively chose to nominate someone who was very, very unlikely to win.

      Until the base prioritizes winning again, screwball candidates like Buldoc will continue to win primaries, especially if the party apparatus chooses to stay out of the race until it’s too late.

      It may be this tendency of the base doesn’t change until there is a change in the titular head of the party. The Tea Party and Trump have dominated primary politics for more than a decade and that has coincided with a lot of bad candidates.

      If DeSantis is able to run and win the primary in 2024, I think you’ll see the base gravitate towards him and the kind of candidates he supports. And if you look at his track record in Florida, he chooses conservatives who can actually win.

    196. Tgca says:

      200

      I would not call China, Saudi Arabia, India, Brazil, Netherlands, etc 3rd world countries. Also, European countries like Germany and Italy are buying Russian energy still and will be increasing purchases as well I would bet.

      Your view of the world is biased by your surroundings that sees nothing beyond its borders and that’s why you can’t understand countries representing more than over half the worlds population did not intervene to support the UN resolutions against Russia and now are doing favorable trade with Russia that will make it harder for the US to compete in growing markets. Even some US allies are ignoring the sanctions and doing more business with Russia because evidently their economic health is more important to them than the Ukraine war.

      …and to boot, the Russia ruble is doing significantly better now than prior years and before the war started and will probably continue to do so as long as the demand for their energy and natural resources remain high. That’s a REAL impact that seems to escape many who blindly supported reactionary sanctions instead of smart diplomacy early on.

      The world is not as black and white as sanction supporters think.

      It’s not about supporting Russia. It’s about stoopid mistakes that many pointed out at the onset that have now come to fruition.

    197. Bitterlaw says:

      Simple analysis? Despite your initial belief that Russia was wrong to invade, you also pushed your belief that Ukraine should settle (surrender) very early. Your comparison of Zelensky with Stalin discredited your posts after that.

    198. Bitterlaw says:

      I thought the sanctions were largely ineffective and said so from the beginning. Fortunately, the US, UK and other nations realized that Putin’s violence needed to be met with violence. Thankfully, Ukraine did not surrender as you hoped.

    199. Wes says:

      Until I see tangible, empirical evidence saying otherwise, I’ll continue to say Bolduc is DOA against Maggie the Moonbat. Showing party unity this forcefully though indicates some latent political skill and can be a boon to his campaign even if I still find his victory incredibly unlikely:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/NewHampJournal/status/1570728535668719616?s=20&t=ESGcR3RwqryGsDTL9EB6ng

    200. Wes says:

      Ah, yes. Liberals want illegals for thee but not for me:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/ChristinaPushaw/status/1570498549057716225

    201. Tina says:

      Not a good look for the Russia hoaxer and his party. Moochelle shoukd host them.

      Kurt Schlichter

      @KurtSchlichter
      ·
      1h
      Big day for rich Democrats forcing undocumented Latinx families into military custody.

    202. Tgca says:

      204

      My only point on Ukraine settling had to do with the Russian-allied occupied regions within Ukraine that already were at civil war with Ukraine and declared independence from Ukraine. If those areas wanted to be part of Russia so be it unless Ukraine could demonstrate some vast strategic value of that land.

      I don’t think a region should ever be forced to be a part of a country with continuous warring as that serves no one’s purpose, and destabilizes the entire region.

      I NEVER supported giving up other Ukrainian territories to Russia due to the invasion.

    203. Tgca says:

      205

      I never hoped Ukraine surrendered. You will not find one post where I ever said or implied that.

      I took a more aggressive stance than most as I was for a European-led NFZ from Day 1 including boots on the ground at the borders if necessary but evidently Ukraine wasn’t worth that to European countries who rather give speeches than do anything substantive. The war would have lasted 3 days under that scenario I bet.

      You get your panties all in a wad about Ukraine but are silent on other atrocities and abuses by dictators around the world that aggregate into more deaths and abuse than Ukraine. China alone has 1 million plus in slave camps and kills thousands regularly yearly but I never recall you calling them out or hoping for their destruction like you do Russia. What gives? You got stock in a Chinese company or something?

      Not a peep from you on them. Your criticism is selective.

    204. jan says:

      #206. Every once in a while politics can become very confusing as well as humerus!

    205. Bitterlaw says:

      Lies. You wanted Ukraine to make a deal/settle based on Russia keeping the territory it seized in the invasion. Supporting a deal/settlement was the same as supporting surrender.

      I only own stock in one company. It is an American energy company.

    206. Tgca says:

      212

      As usual, you are wrong. Go back and look at the posts. We discussed the settling of the two Russian-aligned regions Ukraine was already at war with and had previously declared independence from Ukraine a few years back. Even if Russia never invaded Ukraine, these regions would still be at war.

      My view was if those regions wanted to go with Russia, they should be allowed to because neighboring countries should not be subjected to a continuous civil war that destabilizes the region, and the US and Europe should not be expected to fund Ukraine in any civil war conflict.

      That would be like the vast majority of California’s population deciding to align with Canada and leave the US. Would we go to a civil war to keep a state that is no longer aligned with the interests and values of the rest of the country and try to force it to stay knowing we will always be at war with them when they declared their independence and refuse to follow our laws and set up their own government?

      Some wars are not worth the loss of life in a no-win situation so you cut your losses and move on, unless it’s deemed of utmost strategic interest to have a continuous war over.

    207. Gordon Allen says:

      The economic news will only worsen( more recession than inflation) for the Democrats, and Abbott and DeSantis have nationalized the border crises.
      What October surprise will the Democrats find to stem GOP momentum?
      You know they will. Hope GOP aren’t caught flatfooted.

    208. NYCmike says:

      “I only own stock in one company. It is an American energy company.”

      -Solyndra?

    209. Tina says:

      Please tell me this is a joke.

      Jason “Storm Chaser” Nelson™

      @Storm4Congress
      ·
      21h
      Martha’s Vineyard has been crushed by Hurricane DeSantis. Will you help? https://gofundme.com/f/f5tae-help-marthas-vineyard-migrants?qid=829200afa765054a025ec9fba555569d…
      Show this thread

    210. DW says:

      Tina, the guy acts like DeSantis kidnapped these people from some foreign country.

      Its another case of illegal immigrants for THEE but not for ME!

    211. Tina says:

      They set up a go fund account, Dw.

      Pathetic

    212. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC -Zzzzzzzzzzz You will be happy to know the company uses oil, coal, and nuclear fuel sources. They may throw in some feel good wind and solar but minuscule amounts.

    213. Phil says:

      If you listened to the left you’d think these illegals had been rounded up, jammed into boxcars and shipped to extermination camps Nazi style. Naturally, our friends at the Lincoln Project are outraged.

      You can’t make this sh*t up. Hey elites! We’re just sending them into your loving arms. Oh, not so loving after all. I’m shocked.

    214. DW says:

      Someone at RRH posted the breakdown of the sample in the New Hampshire poll:

      Senate

      White (n=699): 55.5% Hassan (D-inc), 35.6% Bolduc (R), 3.4% someone else
      Hispanic (n=23): 78.3% Bolduc (R), 13% Hassan (D-inc)
      Black (n=17): 35.5% Bolduc (R), 23.5% Hassan (D-inc), 23.5% someone else
      Asian/Pacific Islander (n=7): 85.7% Bolduc (R), 14.3% Hassan (D-inc)
      Other/multiple (n=53): 77.4% Bolduc (R), 17% Hassan (D-inc), 1.9% someone else
      Nonwhite (n=100): 71% Bolduc (R), 17% Hassan (D-inc), 5% someone else

      Governor

      White (n=698): 50.6% Sununu (R-inc), 40.4% Sherman (D), 2.6% someone else
      Hispanic (n=23): 39.1% Sununu (R-inc), 21.7% Sherman (D)
      Black (n=16): 68.8% Sununu (R-inc), 18.8% someone else[, 0% Sherman (D)]
      Asian/Pacific Islander (n=7): 57.1% Sununu (R-inc), 28.6% someone else, 14.3% Sherman (D)
      Other/multiple (n=54): 70.4% Sununu (R-inc), 14.8% someone else, 11.1% Sherman (D)
      Nonwhite (n=100): 62% Sununu (R-inc), 13% someone else, 12% Sherman (D)

      NH-1

      White (n=360): 52.5% Pappas (D-inc), 39.7% Leavitt (R), 3.6% someone else
      Hispanic (n=14): 50% someone else, 35.7% Leavitt (R), 7.1% Pappas (D-inc)
      Black (n=11): 36.4% Leavitt (R)[, 0% Pappas (D-inc)]
      Asian/Pacific Islander (n=3): 66.7% Leavitt (R), 33.3% Pappas (D-inc)
      Other/multiple (n=27): 77.8% Leavitt (R), 18.5% Pappas (D-inc)
      Nonwhite (n=55): 58.2% Leavitt (R), 12.7% Pappas (D-inc), 12.7% someone else

      NH-2

      White (n=339): 59% Kuster (D-inc), 32.4% Burns (R), 5.3% someone else
      Hispanic (n=10): 60% Burns (R), 30% Kuster (D-inc)
      Black (n=5): 40% Burns (R)[, 0% Kuster (D-inc)]
      Asian/Pacific Islander (n=4): 75% Burns (R), 25% someone else[, 0% Kuster (D-inc)]
      Other/multiple (n=26): 65.4% Burns (R), 15.4% Kuster (D-inc), 11.5% someone else
      Nonwhite (n=45): 62.2% Burns (R), 15.6% Kuster (D-inc), 8.9% someone else

    215. Tgca says:

      214. Gordy

      Things are getting bad out there.

      Even Bezos has been impacted. He’s only worth $145.8 billion now and he drops to 3rd richest in the world behind Elon Musk and some Indian conglomerate tycoon.

      Times are bad I tell ya!

    216. Tgca says:

      MA state legislator Dylan Hernandez tweeted below. He left out one piece I added in bold.

      Our island jumped into action putting together 50 beds, giving everyone a good meal, providing a play area for the children, making sure people have the healthcare and support they need. We are a community that comes together to support immigrants…before we kicked them out because we don’t want them in our elitist community.

    217. DW says:

      you could have written their thoughts a little better…

      ….before we kicked them out because we don’t want THEIR KIND in our elitist community.

    218. NYCmike says:

      “NYC -Zzzzzzzzzzz You will be happy to know the company uses oil, coal, and nuclear fuel sources. They may throw in some feel good wind and solar but minuscule amounts.”

      -Bitterlaw,

      It was a joke, and I am happy to know that the company followed Sarah Palin’s advice of “ALL OF THE ABOVE!”.

      My largest asset is Brk-b, and one of its subsidiaries uses every type of energy production known to humans!

      I was also hoping you would tell us the name of the stock….always looking for new ideas.

    219. NYCmike says:

      Why is Charlie Baker retiring? To run for President?

      After seeing his response to DeSantis’s plane escapade, he is useless. I guess he must be another open-border-supporting Republican, since he didn’t say one thing about how the people got into this country.

      No wonder “CG” and Robbie-types like him so much.

    220. Tgca says:

      My largest asset concentrations are invested in Hustler Stores and Grindr. Some things are recession proof.

    221. Gordon Allen says:

      My family in Massachusetts hate the state and can’t wait to Florida as soon as possible.
      Charlie Baker is a “Larry Hogan/ Wissing ” Republican; in other words a Democrat.

    222. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon actually worked for and earned a living representing Democrat officials and advancing their agendas at the local level. Dave doesn’t get paid to perform work for Democrats. Gordon fails his own purity test.

    223. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC – Duke Energy. I think it serves Southern states. I just keep reinvesting the dividends in buying more shares for the last 27 years.

    224. NYCmike says:

      Nice pick, Bitterlaw! It’s amazing how wealth can accumulate if you are patient, methodical and frugal.

    225. NYCmike says:

      https://www.sciencealert.com/theres-an-intriguing-link-between-us-presidents-and-the-wars-they-wage

      -They should do the same analysis for the last 14 years. I bet Trump would be the least narcissistic of the 3 subiects! Imagine that!

    226. Bitterlaw says:

      231 And lazy. I sometimes forget I own it.

      Good news on the estate. We are selling my dad’s house. In New Jersey, you can’t sell a house with an oil tank in the ground and if you have one, it must be removed (environmental reg). Fortunately, the 1000 gallon tank came out in one piece with no leaks. Contractor said it was built in the 1920s and made of thick iron. A broken or leaking tank would cost up to $100k to clean up the leak and pass environmental regs. Clean tank removal only cost $1,700

    227. NYCmike says:

      Good job by the contractor. Hope you gave him a bonu$!

      You should get a nice price for the house. Good luck. Hope you and your siblings are at peace with it all. Tough process to go thru, but it has to be done.

    228. Bitterlaw says:

      We know it needs a lot of work so the buyer will get a bargain for a house in the neighborhood. It probably needs $200k or more to renovate plumbing, electrical and installing central air. Also needs updating and renovations throughout. The house is solid – almost 100 year old woodwork. Real brick exterior. Plaster over sandstone walls.

      Here is some advice to all of you – even those who don’t like me. You have too damn much stuff and it will be a pain to those you leave behind to get rid of it. Start tossing things now.

    229. NYCmike says:

      Bitterlaw,

      You sound like my wife!

      Of course you are correct! (just in case she is lurking on HHR……)

    230. Gordon Allen says:

      Being Town Attorney is working for Democrats to push their political agenda.Who knew; I certainly didnt,didn’t, Bitter is omniscient .You forgot my service as campaign manager for GOPfederal,state,and district GOP candidates,for the House GOP in the Legislature etc where I did push the GOP agend. I’m sure you forgot tbat

    231. Gordon Allen says:

      On more important topics than BL making stuff up on the fly,Barris say OZ is about to overtake Fetterman, and there is a silent vote by those who know how messed up he is.
      Excellent news

    232. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Pennsylvania Senate:
      Fetterman (D) 48% (+2)
      Oz (R) 46%
      Gerhardt (L) 4%

      Pennsylvania Governor:
      Shapiro (D) 47% (+2)
      Mastriano (R) 45%
      Hackenburg (L) 3%

      @trafalgar_group
      , 1,078 LV, 9/13-15
      https://thetrafalgargroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/TRF-PA-General-0916-Poll-Report.pdf

    233. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      2024 National General Election Poll:

      Joe Biden 45% (+3)
      Donald Trump 42%

      @SienaResearch@nytimes
      1,399 RV ~ 9/6-9/14

    234. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      Ohio Senate:
      Vance (R) 44% (+4)
      Ryan (D) 40%

      Ohio Governor:
      DeWine (R-inc) 50% (+17)
      Whaley (D) 33%

      @EmersonCollege
      1,000 LV, 9/12-13

    235. Bitterlaw says:

      I remembered all those things, Gordon. Campaign manager? Just means you never had the guts to run your self. You told us you also worked for Democrats. I don’t believe in redemption. I just people on the worst thing they did, not the best.

    236. Cash Cow TM says:

      HERE WE GO AGAIN!

      So frustrating to read one of the TOP NEWS STORIES on MSM THAT THEY HAVE UP–from media source ”
      Jezebel”

      Lack of facts, incorrect facts, slanted news, writer’s opinion included…

      **************************************************
      “West Virginia Governor Casually Admits He Doesn’t Understand Abortion Ban He Just Signed
      Caitlin Cruz” – Yesterday 3:05 PM
      Jezebel

      [THE ‘JOURNALIST’ THEN GOES ON TO JUSTIFY HER HEADLINE ABOUT THE GOVERNOR NOT UNDERSTANDING ABORTION BAN BY POINTING OUT THAT HE FIRST SAID THE BILL GOES INTO EFFECT IN 90 DAYS, BUT WAS CORRECTED TO SAY IT WENT INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY.
      So to the journalist, that means he does not understand the abortion bill and what it does]

      “Abortion is finally banned in West Virginia, after Gov. Jim Justice (R) announced Friday during a covid press conference that he had quietly signed a total ban on the procedure. If only Justice actually understood the contents of the bill!” [WOW–NO ATTEMPT TO HIDE HER PERSONAL OPINION!]

      [Oh, and IT IS NOT A TOTAL BAN–as she herself points out in paragraph 3.]

      “The bill outlaws abortion, except in cases of rape or incest after eight weeks pregnancy for adults and 14 weeks for minors—only if they’ve reported the assault to law enforcement at least two days before they have an abortion. An abortion provider must be provided the police report.”

      [BUT SHE ALSO ‘FORGOT’ TO REPORT IT ALSO ALLOWS ABORTION IF THE DOCTOR FEELS LIFE OF THE MOTHER IS AT RISK]

      “Abortion is finally banned in West Virginia, after Gov. Jim Justice (R) announced Friday during a covid press conference that he had quietly signed a total ban on the procedure. If only Justice actually understood the contents of the bill!

      “I think the criminal penalties, the whole bill goes into effect, I think, is 90 days. Is that correct?” Justice asked someone off screen. After an aide corrected him, Justice told the press conference: “The bill is effective immediately. The criminal penalties are effective 90 days from today.”

      It is absolutely wild that governors are not required to read the pieces of legislation they’re signing. “There’s reason and there’s logic behind it. I absolutely signed it. I’m proud of it,” Justice told the press conference.

      The bill outlaws abortion, except in cases of rape or incest after eight weeks pregnancy for adults and 14 weeks for minors—only if they’ve reported the assault to law enforcement at least two days before they have an abortion. An abortion provider must be provided the police report.”

      “The governor justified his actions—as if an anti-abortion lawmakers needs an excuse to ban abortion—because of the Supreme Court.”

      [!!!!!]

      “I truly believe that the U.S. Supreme Court came out and changed this law. Basically then it passed down to the states,” Justice said.

      Basically, Justice is tired of talking about abortion now. “I think we move on,” he said.

      Cool, cool, will do.”

      ******************
      ____________________________

      Yes, Gov Justice is a moron, but this a hit piece and bad journalism.

    237. Bitterlaw says:

      Gordon – I think we agree upon most things. My issue with you is that your self-promotion and self-praise is tiresome. There is no humility or self-deprecation in any of your posts. I am sure that you have excelled in your career. Your ability to retire speaks to that. Presumably, you have a family, children and grandchildren. I hope they bring you joy.

      If you think you are right, say so. But do not fall into the trap of thinking that what you say is always correct. If you truly are always right, why are you wasting your time here? Nobody at HHR is perfect. I certainly am not, and I am usually the first to put myself down.

      Enjoy your day and GFY.

    238. Phil says:

      I’m starting to think there is a much better chance that the GOP gets the Senate. My gut tells me Johnson hangs on in Wisconsin and the only other possible loss is Pa. Republicans are not going to lose Ohio, NC or Florida. Democrats on the other hand are in big time jeopardy in Georgia and Nevada. Regarding Pennsylvania, the gap has been closing. Here’s the biggest factor – Oz’s ceiling is higher and Fetterman has reached his. Two polls (including Baris two wks ago) have shown 13% of Republicans favoring Fetterman. I don’t think for a minute that Fetterman, as we get closer and closer to crunch time, is going to get anything like 13%. If Oz knocks that down to 8 or so, he wins. He’s already carrying independents. Party faithful tend to come home as the election gets closer. That’s true in every election. Fetterman has to be nervous.

    239. Bitterlaw says:

      Phil – Oz is running more ads in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh markets than Fetterman. He is taking the fight to Fetterman where his base lives. Oz is hammering him for being a pro-criminal radical beholden to Schumer and Pelosi. He also talks about his charitable work and a group he started to increase the number of black doctors.

      Fetterman’s ads say Oz owns a lot of houses. He claims he is tough on crime because he has dates tattooed on his arm of when friends were killed. That actually makes his soft on crime stance worse.

      I think Oz wins this race. If I am wrong, put it on my tab.

    240. Tgca says:

      Very true! We see this throughout our society and not only with liberals. Conservatives too.

      Chadwick Moore on Martha’s Vineyard liberals:

      “If this had been 50 white Ukrainians they would’ve thrown a parade, they would’ve been lining up to adopt them… They are extremely racist human beings… They don’t want people who don’t look like them in their vacation homes”

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/it-it-were-50-white-ukrainians-they-would-throw-a-parade/

    241. Tgca says:

      245

      GFY!

      I AM PERFECT!. Just ask my dog.

      I am in EXPERT in all things except all things gay to which I defer to LisaB.

    242. Tina says:

      FYI- Baris adds that fettered is in free fall.

      Joel Weingart
      @JoelWeingart_
      ·
      17h
      If Fetterman’s camp is warning that he is being outspent, that means; not only that he rings the bell for more help, but that he needs help cause he is in deep deep trouble. Fetterman’s campaign was never ever so depressed and down. They’re seeing some results what we don’t see twitter.com/JoelWeingart_/…

    243. Tgca says:

      Gordy

      I appreciate your input.

      I don’t think the few here that resent your posts is because of humility or self-deprecation. I think it’s because you don’t blindly follow those who post here based on their “feelings” and not facts. They can’t stand when they are challenged with a different view.

      Some like to mock you because you read a variety of sources for your information but they NEVER reveal what their source of information is. I suspect their sources are just headlines and sound bites from people that agree with them in opinion pieces. Hardly a a scholarly approach to issues.

    244. Phil says:

      Thanks for the on the ground in Pa imput, bitter.

    245. Tgca says:

      Only a truly IGORENT uninformed person believes campaign managers are people who don’t have the guts to run for office.

      That’s like saying a nurse doesn’t have the confidence or intellect to be a doctor.

      It is really STOOPID thinking and up there with the earth is flat mentality.

      Not everyone wants to be a politician. People often choose their careers because it is what they want to do and not because what others expect of them. To me that takes more courage then to run for office because any self-centered person can think they are the best candidate.

      I was once being pushed into a role at a Fortune 100 company on a VP track. It’s not where I wanted my focus to be and left for another more interesting opportunity instead. My VP and others could not understand why I walked away from what they thought would have been an ideal retirement opportunity. Instead a peer filled that role and was promoted to VP a few years later and will probably retire in 10 to 15 years with stock and benefits worth $10+ million. Good for him. It’s not what I wanted in my career. I enjoy my work and have always chosen that over titles and money. I am financially comfortable and could care less about titles and joining a select club at the top.

      Not everyone wants the spotlight.

      So to say people don’t have guts if they choose one role over another is pure STOOPIDITY and an extremely immature way to look at the world.

    246. NYCmike says:

      https://www.19fortyfive.com/2022/09/marthas-vineyard-is-just-the-start-ron-desantis-has-big-plans-on-immigration/

      ““We’ve had periods where we had high immigration levels that we have had success, we’ve also had periods where we have great success with immigration levels being very low, such as … [in] the decades after World War II,” Ron DeSantis told the conservative gathering in his keynote address, referencing the period before the 1965 Immigration Act.”

    247. NYCmike says:

      Looks like DeSantis has the same common-sense approach to LEGAL IMMIGRATION as I do……it should not be an always-increasing number. The immigration system is set up to serve this nation, not to serve the needs of those seeking to come here.

    248. NYCmike says:

      ““So the issue is, how does immigration serve the people of the United States and the national interest?” he continued. “We’re not globalists who believe that foreigners have a right to come into our country whenever they want to.””

      -Exactly. jason, Bitterlaw, Robbie, & “CG” hardest hit…..

    249. NYCmike says:

      ““The United States is a nation that has an economy, not the other way around,” DeSantis said, again at the natcon conference. “Our economy should be geared towards helping our own people.”

      What does that mean?

      “I’m not a central planner. I don’t want to be doing that,” he began. “But corporatism is not the same as free enterprise. Too many Republicans have viewed limited government to basically mean whatever is best for corporate America is how we want to do the economy. And my view is, obviously free enterprise is the best economic system.” ”

      -Chamber of Commerce stooges will probably support Biden in 2024. How dare DeSantis say such a thing!

    250. NYCmike says:

      Pennsylvania Governor:
      Shapiro (D) 47% (+2)
      Mastriano (R) 45%
      Hackenburg (L) 3%

      -Looks like Mastriano is closing a bit. Hopefully he pulls this out. I think he has a good chance to win.

      BUT, If he loses by less than what Hackenburg gets, will Wes and every other person who consistently brings up the Hassan/Ayotte/Day race then induct Mastriano into their Innocent Victims Club, or will they blame Trump or Mastriano’s own personality traits as the reason for the loss?

    251. Tina says:

      That is the one thing that concerns me about desantis. If he gets the nomination will he complete the wall and continue trumps policies on illegal immigration.

      Will he do nothing like he has done with ending the red flag laws?

    252. Tina says:

      The bush-Karl robot open borders/amnesty/chamber of Chinese commerce wing cannot prevail.

    253. Wes says:

      I can’t say I wouldn’t call it a factor, Mikey, but I would tend to say Mastriano has a poor strategy of spending about $5 on his campaign and letting Shapiro dominate the airwaves.

      That seems like a fairly strong factor in his likely loss as much as the Libertarian.

    254. Jan says:

      #258 NYC. Those numbers are encouraging, to say the least. I remember Mastriana’s early polling numbers were less than what he eventually got in the primary. Robert Cohaly, of the Trafalgar Group, recently commented a new grouping of voters was emerging he called “submerged voters.” These voters are the byproduct of Biden’s vitriol, calling MAGA voters enemies of the state and democracy. Consequently such voters are going to be even less inclined to show their hand in who they will vote for – no yard signs, not answering pollsters questions. A miscalculation of their vote could create a huge surprise in the midterms.

    255. Tgca says:

      I think this scum should be executed in the most violently painful way. Burning and dismembering him alive in public for the victims family to see would be a good start.

      Watch the graphic video. He kills this cooperating store clerk in a robbery like he stepped on a bug and doesn’t think twice about it. My guess is he’s done this before.

      He doesn’t deserve to live or die peacefully.

      https://www.theamericanconservative.com/parmvir-singh-say-his-name/

    256. Bitterlaw says:

      Shapiro’s entire ad campaign is about Mastriano saying he would ban all abortions and end gay marriage. The visuals of him at a party in a Confederate uniform are great, too. He is not running any ads in my area. Jason says there are billboards where he lives. The fact that the polls have him so close is great but a close loss and a blowout have the same result – Gov. Shapiro.

      I think that the other GOP Governor candidates would be leading but that’s not how the primary worked out.

    257. Wes says:

      RRH now lists three Dem Senate seats–NV, AZ, and GA–as Tossups with two GOP seats–WI and PA–as Tossups. Since Republicans have been gaining in four of the five seats, that’s a positive development for November.

    258. Tgca says:

      Elizabeth Warren: ‘Repulsive and Cruel’ to Dump Illegal Aliens on the Rich at Martha’s Vineyard

      Repulsive and cruel to whom? The rich on MV? Is that your concern Warren?

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/09/16/elizabeth-warren-repulsive-cruel-dump-illegal-aliens-rich-marthas-vineyard/

    259. Wes says:

      Liz Warren is a disgusting, hypocritical, elitist bitch. I wish Massachusetts would get rid of this vile moonbat, but it won’t happen.

    260. Phil says:

      Clearly, Wes, big Mo is with Republicans in those races. Arizona is absolutely winnable if only the R establishment would help out…but Mitch absolutely does not want Masters in the Republican caucus….and I don’t care one bit about who Masters said he’d vote for majority leader. Getting the seat is what counts – unfortunately, it’s not what counts with Mitch.

      Sad

    261. Wes says:

      Is getting the AZ seat what counts with Trump, Phil? Mitch has at least spent some money in that race. Amount of money Trump with his $100 million SuperPAC has spent on Masters: $0.00.

    262. jan says:

      Trump is spending his time and money PRing various candidates thru rallies – one today in Ohio for Vance, another next weekend for Budd. And then there is his DOJ defense keeping him, his attorneys and money busy as well. For an ex president, I think Trump is staying in the mix more than most. Peter Thiel is the one being questioned for pulling back on donations to both Vance & Masters.

    263. Wes says:

      Jan, while that’s an interesting justification for Trump’s decision to raise nine figures in his SuperPAC and then sit on it, the whole point of a SuperPAC is to spend money on candidates and causes an individual espouses. Trump has refused to do that despite the fact that he knows Masters needs money to compete with Kelly. That’s political malpractice no matter how you want to rationalize it.

    264. jan says:

      Wes, all I’m doing is making observations on where Trump is spending his time and money – not rationalizing the direction of his expenditures. I don’t know how much his PAC is sitting on. I do know he quietly gives and donates money to causes and people the public oftentimes is not privy to, such as some of the J6 prisoners. Also, he endorsed Masters late in the primary, and may very well do the same with his PAC donations before the midterms. Calling the disbursement of his own PAC monies political malpractice, though, is a little over top, IMO.

    265. Wes says:

      Over the top, Jan?

      He’s raised nine figures Republicans could use in this critical midterm yet hasn’t spend a single penny this cycle.

      How exactly is that not political malpractice?

      I’m sorry, but I begin to believe your admiration for Trump is coloring your judgement. If Trump were actually spending all that money rather than hoarding it, I would have no criticism of him on that front. That he’s decided to nothing with it given the clear need for it heading into November does not make me inclined to accept rationalizations for his actions.

    266. Dylan says:

      Wes-why is he hoarding the money? To keep it for his own use? Something else is in play here but it may well apply to all these PACs because Thiel is similarly not spending his. and McConnell is only spending part of his. all of these turds are tightfisted with the $$ and I presume there is a common theme why that is.

    267. Wes says:

      Most likely Trump is hoarding his money for 2/24, Dylan–which would be fine if this were 2024. McConnell has spent in multiple races. Thiel quit spending after the AZ primary but seems to have relented to a degree.

      The fact remains though that Trump has been niggardly with his PAC money. He’s sucking up money actual current candidates could use and doing absolutely nothing with it.

    268. DW says:

      The left:

      1) 50 illegals die a horrific death after their semi-truck driver uncoupled and drove off leaving them locked and trapped in the trailer.

      Nothing to see here.

      2) 50 illegals arrive to their new home of Martha’s Vineyard ready to start a new life there.

      Bring out the National Guard! Emergency! Get these unwanted people outta here!!!

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