RCP Average of Generic Congressional Ballot Polling Down to 5.2

The Blue Wave is looking gentler by the week. By November, the once imposing Tsunami of Tsuris of might more resemble the trickle of an adorable kitten relieving herself on a sugar cookie shaped like a daffodil.



So, is there going to be major Democratic win in the House? There still might be -- there are a lot of #FakeNews cycles between now and November -- but certainly the Democrats would rather have a 13 point lead than a 5.2 point lead (and falling).

By comparison, the big Democratic takeover in 2006 was preceded by an 11.5 point lead in polling, which only translated into an actual 7.5 lead in counted votes. I don't see any reason to think that current polling overstates Democratic support any less than it did in 2006 - and I think the Shy Republican effect actually increased.

What will it take to give the Democrats a +23 in net House seats won? I don't think they're going to manage that trick on a 5.2 point polling lead which might very well turn out to be a 2 point vote lead.

Some other speculations:

The Washington Post:

After months of confidence that public discontent with President Trump would lift Democrats back to power in Congress, some party leaders are fretting that their advantages in this year’s midterms are eroding amid a shifting political landscape.

Driving their concerns are Trump’s approval rating, which has ticked upward in recent weeks, and high Republican turnout in some recent primaries, suggesting the GOP base remains energized. What’s more, Republicans stand to benefit politically from a thriving economy and are choosing formidable candidates to take on vulnerable Democratic senators.

One of their biggest sources of anxiety is the Senate race in Florida, where some Democrats fear that three-term Sen. Bill Nelson has not adequately prepared to defend his seat against Gov. Rick Scott, a well-financed former businessman handpicked for the race by Trump. Scott and Nelson are close in early polls.

...

Trump’s approval is now at the highest point it has been all year, measured by Gallup in early May at 42 percent, a five-point increase from the start of 2018. Meanwhile, the Democrats’ advantage when voters are asked which party they want to control Congress has shrunk, from 10 points in December to just six now, according to a Washington Post average of recent quality polls.

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"I think anyone who was proclaiming victory a couple of months ago was premature," said Rep. Daniel Kildee of Michigan, who is a member of the leadership team of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "I think the president's standing obviously has some impact."

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"Peace and prosperity's a pretty good platform," said Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Some local Democrats are nervous about the general election.

The Washington Examiner:

Enthusiasm for Democrats in the upcoming fall elections appears to be waning, especially among younger and black voters, as confidence in President Trump's handling of the economy and national security firms up, according to a new national survey.

The latest Zogby Analytics polls, provided to Secrets, revealed that the public trusts Trump more on the economy and national security, a finding that is likely to increase his value on the campaign trail for Republicans.

When asked "Who do you trust more?" on the economy, it was Trump over Democrats 41 percent to 35 percent, and on national security the president again led, 40 percent to 38 percent.

Added to the poll's other findings that support for Democrats is down among millennials, blacks, and so-called Walmart and NASCAR voters, it would appear that Trump is back in favor among voters and that the ballyhooed "Blue Wave" is dissipating.

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Since January, support for Trump among African Americans has increased 8 percent.
Democrats lost more than 10 percent since January among voters aged 18-50, 14 percent among Millennials aged 18-29.

African American support for Democrats has dropped 20 percent since January.

Remember when the media all cried at once that that polls showing increased support for Trump by blacks was #FakeNews? Well, I don't know if I trust Zogby that much, but here's another pollster finding similarly.

The Hill:


Each day, the impending electoral "blue tidal wave" gets upgraded on the Hawaiian scale of electoral wave strength. Every special election, no matter how small, is inflated to an epic scale that "spells disaster" for the president and the party he commandeered in 2016.

Just one thing stands in the way of this electoral disaster of biblical proportions.

Reality.

The writing is simply not on the wall for a Democratic blow-out. The president's approval rating has been consistently higher than Obama enjoyed at the same point in his presidency.

This is a good point -- the Washington Post missed this. They pointed out that Trump's approval rating was "historically low" for a first term president. I guess they forgot to compare his rating to Barack Obama's level of support -- which was similar.

Economic news has been staggeringly good. The unemployment rate is at a 44-year low. The Democrats have no coherent message. The NRA is flush with cash following this year's extremist anti-gun rhetoric. And the RNC has 40 million dollars more than the "dead broke" DNC.

Speaking of the Democrats not having any coherent message -- the Democrats have been faulted for running on nothing but Russia Russia Russia, which seems more and more like a John Brennan illegal political op against the American Democratic process.

So now running to their defense are their stenographers in the online leftist media, claiming Ohhhh, the Democrats totes want to talk about their agenda, whatever that is, but it turns out the only thing their enemy the Cable News Networks want to talk about is Russia!

This Daily Beast piece actually pushes the idea that the Democrats are being screwed by their leftist fellow #Resistance fighters at CNN and MSNBC, because you can't get booked on those channels to talk about "health care," only Russia.

The article fails to note that Republicans have it rather worse there, because not only can they not get booked to talk about their issues, but only to defend against Democrat/Fusion/Brennan information operations.

Look at this fucking bullshit:


Throughout the spring and early summer of 2017, congressional Democrats put together a comprehensive legislative and messaging plan to serve as the party's foundation for the 2018 midterm elections.

It centered around running against the concentration of economic power--chiefly within the pharmaceutical industry--and an ambitious, multi-faceted approach to enhancing conditions for workers both within and outside the workplace.

Anyone want to bet that the email this guy was sent by Democrats contained those exact words, "ambitious, multi-faceted approach"?

The title was a bit cookie-cutter-- "A Better Deal"-- but the document was the result of numerous stakeholder meetings, strategy sessions, and late-night conferring.

And they were all ready to trot this ambitious, multi-faceted approach a year ago but then someone, not sure who, but maybe Hillary Clinton and Adam Schiff, began the Russiagate narrative and Democrats in government assisted with constant leaks to keep the bullshit info op alive.

For the past year, this has been the media landscape confronting Democrats.

Again, not a word for the media landscape confronting Republicans.

But pity the poor Democrats who are invited on CNN and MSNBC to only talk about Republican treason!

...

Although Democrats lament their inability to compel cable news to care about topics other than Russia, they don't begrudge the programming itself.

Yeah, I'll bet they don't.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 12:26 PM




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1 *tap tap*

Is this thing on?

Posted by: Roxanne, Roxanne at May 16, 2018 12:23 PM (xU7mE)

2 Hello?

Posted by: CSMBigBird at May 16, 2018 12:23 PM (jsWA8)

3 "We're turning the state the right shade of red tonight," she added.

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In Pennsylvania, proud communists win primaries:
Arielle Cohen, co-chair of the Pittsburgh DSA chapter, told HuffPost that she feels a "monumental shift" after the victories, noting DSA's growing membership since President Trump's election.

"We won on popular demands that were deemed impossible. We won on health care for all, we won on free education," she said.

"We're turning the state the right shade of red tonight," she added.

thehill.com/homenews/campaign/387901-four-socialist-backed-candidates-win-pennsylvania-elections

Posted by: OCBill at May 16, 2018 12:24 PM (df+Zi)

4 By all means keep talking about the dem blowout in the midterms. No better way to convince a reluctant voter to not bother going to the polls.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 16, 2018 12:24 PM (wdmm9)

5 Yesterday I voted in the Republican primaries here in PA for the first time (poll worker: well, unlike NJ, you can only vote once...room laughs). Centre County is still liberal so there were Democrats standing outside who thanked me for voting. I wanted to raise my fist and yell "MAGA!" but I chickened out.

Posted by: Roxanne, Roxanne at May 16, 2018 12:24 PM (xU7mE)

6 Apropos of nothing at all...

I was just glancing at the dust-jacket of my copy of "Closing the Ring" by Winston Churchill.

I noticed that Churchill and Bill Kristol have pretty similar faces.

Except, Churchill's grim visage struck frozen terror into the hearts of monsters, and Kristol's just makes me feel a mild urge to poop.

An observation.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 16, 2018 12:25 PM (UiRxW)

7 For the past year, this has been the media landscape confronting Democrats.

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Well, I guess Democrats and media personalities don't ever really talk to each other.

Still, it's hilarious to see parts of the Democratic coalition beginning to wake up to the insanity that has taken over their party apparatus.

May they continue to be ignored for a very long time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:25 PM (CDzFo)

8 All the steyer money here in NC makes it seem like the dems are much more enthusiastic

Posted by: NCKate at May 16, 2018 12:27 PM (Gjmu4)

9 I would fap to this but I'm at work right now.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 16, 2018 12:27 PM (Db5sc)

10 This isn't what Marco Rubio said would happen.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 16, 2018 12:28 PM (o8BVQ)

11 Has Bob Mueller and his coup cucks clan of co-conspirators been fired and indicted yet?

What did Bill Kristol know, and when did he know it?

Posted by: Fritz at May 16, 2018 12:28 PM (2Mnv1)

12 Before 1 PM.

This is lunheard of...

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2018 12:28 PM (3M4WN)

13 If PT Barnum were alive today, he would own a few polling companies.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 16, 2018 12:29 PM (MVpMt)

14 "We're turning the state the right shade of red tonight," she added.


They won in districts that don't even bother running a republican, so already socialist shitholes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 16, 2018 12:29 PM (wdmm9)

15 12 Before 1 PM.

This is lunheard of...
Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2018 12:28 PM (3M4WN)

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More Ace is gooder Ace.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:29 PM (CDzFo)

16 Like the man says.. Don't get cocky kids.

Posted by: Freedomlost at May 16, 2018 12:29 PM (mqe/S)

17 Damn! Someone has been telling the left "that's how you got Trump". And they're listening, since even Nazi Pelousi said the other day she won't support single payer.

I predict that the Demons drop her as Speaker Candidate pretty soon, to mollify the left, as they also start putting out centrist-sounding policy ideas (which are total lies, of course).

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 16, 2018 12:29 PM (LISuA)

18 5 - I'm from Centre County! You can thank Penn State for it being a blue area. If only PA could get rid of Philly and Pittsburgh - it would be perpetually red, I think. Oh, and get rid of Harrisburg.

Posted by: PAgirlinNC at May 16, 2018 12:30 PM (/5WQL)

19 I'm cautiously optimistic in that Alabama seems to have given everyone a nice good swift kick in the ass. Everyone Trump asked to vote for (or against) seems to have won in the primaries since then. It must be sitting in the back of everyone's minds now that even a RINO shitheel is still eons better than a Doug Jones.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at May 16, 2018 12:30 PM (7n3kj)

20 Go, Generic Republicans!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 16, 2018 12:30 PM (3dsTO)

21 Oi!

Can you imagine the liberal butt hurt if the Dems lose seats in the midterms?

Think about it. You spent all of 2015 &most of 2016 supremely confident that Hillary will be president. Then bam you get Trumped. Ow you've spent the next two years Absolutely Convinced that Trump will be impeached and the Dems will retake all the things in the midterms. Then BAM you get Trumped again.

It will be the REEEEEEEE heard round the world!

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 16, 2018 12:30 PM (Db5sc)

22 14 "We're turning the state the right shade of red tonight," she added.


They won in districts that don't even bother running a republican, so already socialist shitholes.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 16, 2018 12:29 PM (wdmm9)

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A couple more cycles of losses may stem that tide.

The Blue Red Wave turning into the large nothing in the House and significant losses in the Senate will be bad enough.

Actually re-electing Trump? That's the minimum that needs to happen to begin to force some level of sanity back into the Party.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:30 PM (CDzFo)

23 I never believed the blue wave BS from the get go. There was absolutely no reason why to it.

Posted by: Tami at May 16, 2018 12:31 PM (Enq6K)

24 I just hope Horowitz produces a report and Huber some indictments, soon.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 16, 2018 12:31 PM (LISuA)

25
And they're listening, since even Nazi Pelousi said the other day she won't support single payer.


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The "during an election year" clause in implied.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 16, 2018 12:31 PM (8XRCm)

26 17 Damn! Someone has been telling the left "that's how you got Trump". And they're listening, since even Nazi Pelousi said the other day she won't support single payer.

I predict that the Demons drop her as Speaker Candidate pretty soon, to mollify the left, as they also start putting out centrist-sounding policy ideas (which are total lies, of course).
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 16, 2018 12:29 PM (LISuA)

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It's totally real!

Posted by: Blue Dogs at May 16, 2018 12:31 PM (CDzFo)

27 >>More Ace is gooder Ace.


You say that now...but when 4 pm rolls around and he starts getting all fussy because he needs a nap, I'll be there to say - " I told you so.".

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2018 12:31 PM (3M4WN)

28 I like Generic Republican's road signs. They just say VOTE.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 16, 2018 12:31 PM (3dsTO)

29 I think the GOP will actually net GAIN seats. Keep Pelosi and the rest of the hair on fire leftards talking to the camera. They are Trumps idiot cheering section.

Posted by: maddogg at May 16, 2018 12:31 PM (o2MD2)

30 Both of Lou Dobbs guests last night said if things remain as they are, republicans will lose the house in november. which, is depressing to hear.

Posted by: IC at May 16, 2018 12:32 PM (a0IVu)

31 You know what's gonna suck about the Mid-Terms?


No Hillary Vistory Party video feeds.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2018 12:32 PM (3M4WN)

32 18 5 - I'm from Centre County! You can thank Penn State for it being a blue area. If only PA could get rid of Philly and Pittsburgh - it would be perpetually red, I think. Oh, and get rid of Harrisburg.
Posted by: PAgirlinNC at May 16, 2018 12:30 PM (/5WQL)



Ha! We moved here last year from metro NYC (in people's republic of NJ) so it feels so conservative to me. (Husband got a job at Penn State). I laugh every time someone at Bible Study says its so hard to be a Christian around here... I mean, they're right, but it feels easy to me compared to NJ.

Posted by: Roxanne, Roxanne at May 16, 2018 12:32 PM (xU7mE)

33 27 >>More Ace is gooder Ace.


You say that now...but when 4 pm rolls around and he starts getting all fussy because he needs a nap food, I'll be there to say - " I told you so.".

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2018 12:31 PM (3M4WN)

Posted by: Tami at May 16, 2018 12:32 PM (Enq6K)

34 23 I never believed the blue wave BS from the get go. There was absolutely no reason why to it.
Posted by: Tami at May 16, 2018 12:31 PM (Enq6K)

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They've been selling it since the inauguration based only on "historical precedent".

Of course, it doesn't help when the party in charge completely fucks the country over with the ACA, but hey, as long as Republicans pass "unpopular" tax cuts, it'll have the same effect.

Right?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:32 PM (CDzFo)

35 >>>10 This isn't what Marco Rubio said would happen.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 16, 2018 12:28 PM (o8BVQ)
_______
Theres no sex in the foam boi room?

Posted by: Lindsey Graham at May 16, 2018 12:33 PM (Db5sc)

36 So you're saying it's gonna be an early night?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 16, 2018 12:33 PM (72PAC)

37 27 >>More Ace is gooder Ace.


You say that now...but when 4 pm rolls around and he starts getting all fussy because he needs a nap, I'll be there to say - " I told you so.".
Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2018 12:31 PM (3M4WN)

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Those posts complaining about his energy are still gold.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:33 PM (CDzFo)

38 How could the democrats not win?
They have this amazing platform of taking away guns, hating straight white people, a porn star, a whiny FL high school kid, donors who can't stop raping people, and "RUSSIA!!!"
who wouldn't vote for that kind of awesome messaging that really hits home with the average voter?

Posted by: brak at May 16, 2018 12:33 PM (WjCgM)

39 Funny thing is, the pollsters never bother asking me MY opinion...

Posted by: Guy Sitting On His Porch With His Punt Gun at May 16, 2018 12:33 PM (5OO3x)

40 Perpetual outrage fatigue is starting to set in on the general public.

Posted by: SH at May 16, 2018 12:34 PM (sX1BW)

41 24. Indictment? Ya mean like with an industrial plastic grinder?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 16, 2018 12:34 PM (fA1SL)

42
If there's no blue wave you can be sure to hear to two things for weeks after.


1. We Democrats could notget our message out.
2. Angry white racist males turned out to vote.


Write it down. Mark my words.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 16, 2018 12:34 PM (8XRCm)

43 38 How could the democrats not win?
They have this amazing platform of taking away guns, hating straight white people, a porn star, a whiny FL high school kid, donors who can't stop raping people, and "RUSSIA!!!"
who wouldn't vote for that kind of awesome messaging that really hits home with the average voter?
Posted by: brak at May 16, 2018 12:33 PM (WjCgM)

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I'm waiting for Kamala Harris to become the nominee.

The first line in her acceptance speech will be, "Damn...I hate whitey."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:34 PM (CDzFo)

44 We're trying to lose as hard as we can! Honest!!!

#Amnesty4IllegalsNow

Posted by: GOPe at May 16, 2018 12:34 PM (u9OP6)

45 I used to water ski. We would refer to that Dem blue wave as "glass".

As in, what's the water like?
Glass.

Posted by: gNewt at May 16, 2018 12:35 PM (4VAdr)

46 Their message is you're a racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, sexist, ignorant bigot!

Wash.
Rinse.
Repeat ad nauseum.

And quick calling these individuals elite. They're not! They're low energy, mediocre thinking twinks.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 16, 2018 12:35 PM (rdl6o)

47 42
If there's no blue wave you can be sure to hear to two things for weeks after.


1. We Democrats could notget our message out.
2. Angry white racist males turned out to vote.


Write it down. Mark my words.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 16, 2018 12:34 PM (8XRCm)

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Piker.

Posted by: America is Ungovernable at May 16, 2018 12:35 PM (CDzFo)

48 Jarod Purvis (Sp?) is a democrat running for CO governor. His platform is basically Obama's including healthcare for all and his ads claims that the Trump Admin. is going in the wrong direction, blah, blah. Don't know if that will work as he thinks it will.

Posted by: Cheri at May 16, 2018 12:35 PM (oiNtH)

49 Come to RALLY at LARGE ARENA in YOUR CITY tonight to find out my stand on ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT and join in the fight to keep POLITICIAN YOU DON'T LIKE out of OFFICE I WISH TO HOLD.



Posted by: Generic Republican at May 16, 2018 12:35 PM (3dsTO)

50 The Blue Wave is looking gentler by the week. By November, the once imposing Tsunami of Tsuris of might more resemble the trickle of an adorable kitten relieving herself on a sugar cookie shaped like a daffodil.

No matter how hard I try, I just can't match stuff like this.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at May 16, 2018 12:35 PM (ITfBP)

51 1. We Democrats could notget our message out.
2. Angry white racist males turned out to vote.


Write it down. Mark my words.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 16, 2018 12:34 PM (8XRCm)


Not a prediction, Man. Just an observation of the obvious.

Posted by: maddogg at May 16, 2018 12:35 PM (o2MD2)

52 Unexpectedly!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at May 16, 2018 12:36 PM (AoK0a)

53 Given the fact that this "poll" is probably sampling democrats at 75%. I'm not worried.

Posted by: Archer at May 16, 2018 12:36 PM (gmo/4)

54 I don't understand how anyone would want these people as leaders.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 16, 2018 12:36 PM (rdl6o)

55 1. We Democrats could notget our message out.
2. Angry white racist males turned out to vote.

3. RUSSIA!

There's no way they leave Russia out of it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 16, 2018 12:36 PM (3dsTO)

56 There are a lot of #FakeNews cycles between now and November

Specifically, the blue wave of Roy Moore allegations the Democrats will begin rolling out in mid-Autumn.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 16, 2018 12:36 PM (O7MnT)

57 I just hope he's hydrating.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2018 12:36 PM (/tuJf)

58 I love what Mark Steyn said yesterday while filling in for Rush when asked about Jeff sessions: "We have Republicans in Washington who hold office but not power."

Posted by: ShainS at May 16, 2018 12:36 PM (P4Cor)

59


Hi.




Ambitious.




Multifaceted.




Posted by: Journolist at May 16, 2018 12:36 PM (MnkFD)

60 32 - interesting. I've always said that PA has more rednecks than here in NC. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I am one of them. lol

Posted by: PAgirlinNC at May 16, 2018 12:37 PM (/5WQL)

61 Why are the dems worried about a thriving economy dampening their chances? They should be pleased as punch to run on it. After all, everyone knows it's due to Obama's economic policies that have finally kicked in.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 16, 2018 12:37 PM (2NqXo)

62 By November, the once imposing Tsunami of Tsuris of might more resemble the trickle of an adorable kitten relieving herself on a sugar cookie shaped like a daffodil.

That reminds me of someone (can't remember) snarking about Julie Andrews that she was so sweet, she pissed rosepetals.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 16, 2018 12:37 PM (kqsXK)

63 Stormy vill cum - The democrates

Posted by: Archer at May 16, 2018 12:37 PM (gmo/4)

64 I'm thinking the agenda for the Dems is ambitious, multifaceted socialism, but that might be me. Oh, and let's not kid ourselves: they're going to run against Trump, 24/7/365. It's what their base craves.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at May 16, 2018 12:37 PM (RD7QR)

65 The phrase "shitting in your own bed" comes to mind when contemplating the Democrat-Media Complex and their various propaganda campaigns.

Posted by: filbert at May 16, 2018 12:37 PM (953wK)

66 Both of Lou Dobbs guests last night said if things remain as they are, republicans will lose the house in november. which, is depressing to hear.

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Everyone of these fucking idiots need to be put out onto the streets for all their utter worthlessness. I just watched a montage of that McCain stooge Schmidt (who also resembles male genitalia), where literally everything he says for the past 2 years was wrong. EVERYTHING. He's now saying Trump has blood on his hands for the embassy move and will translate into a bigger blue wave. Keep fucking that chicken, dear.

I'd like to have a job where literally everything I say is wrong and clusterfucked and still get paid the big bucks. Where do I sign up?

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at May 16, 2018 12:37 PM (7n3kj)

67 56 There are a lot of #FakeNews cycles between now and November

Specifically, the blue wave of Roy Moore allegations the Democrats will begin rolling out in mid-Autumn.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 16, 2018 12:36 PM (O7MnT)

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It's one thing to dump a bunch of resources into one special election.

It's another to do it to 10 major Senate races at the same time.

And to be honest, Moore was never popular in Alabama anyway. When he did win statewide office, it was always with bare majorities.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:38 PM (CDzFo)

68 I know trump isn't exactly awash in free time, but I wish that we'd see him put more primary pressure on congressional Republicans to either get them in line or put a new person on the ballot that is more pro-trump. Because he needs more than just bodies with an R after their name in congress to enact the parts of his agenda that he's been stonewalled on.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 16, 2018 12:38 PM (mk7Bj)

69 Clearly not enough David Hogg.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 16, 2018 12:38 PM (o8BVQ)

70 Blue Wave < Red Tide

Posted by: Mikey NTH - You Gotta Have Art! Francesci Frescos Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 16, 2018 12:38 PM (hLRSq)

71 Ultra-Mega Fast : Day 8 -

6 A.M. - I woke this morning with the sun. I've never felt better. So rested. So refreshed.

7 A.M. - 5 Pull Ups!

8: 15 A.M. - Gonna get an early start on my blogging and put a few things in the queue.

8:30 A.M. - FAP BREAK

8:32 A.M. - Feeling a little depressed and tired.

9:00 A.M. - First Heart Palpitations I've had since my last 4 Days of Fasting, weird.

Posted by: Ace's Diary at May 16, 2018 12:38 PM (3M4WN)

72 "We Democrats could not get our message out."
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Yep. It's always about the delivery, with these guys.

Sorry, but the joke sucks. The joke hasn't been funny for ten damn years. No matter how you deliver it, you'll be met with the sound of people sipping their drinks, and wondering when the headliner will come on the stage.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 16, 2018 12:38 PM (UiRxW)

73 64 I'm thinking the agenda for the Dems is ambitious, multifaceted socialism, but that might be me. Oh, and let's not kid ourselves: they're going to run against Trump, 24/7/365. It's what their base craves.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at May 16, 2018 12:37 PM (RD7QR)

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To be fair, "true" socialism has never been tried.

Not once.

Ever.

But this time it will be. John Oliver told me so.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:39 PM (CDzFo)

74 Fact of the matter is the world didn't end when Trump took office.

The screeching just never panned out. Trump's made a few errors, but nothing remotely serious enough to elect a buncha retards over.

Also the Dems aren't running on anything other than screaming.

If the wave never comes, someone might get the idea to jettison the sjw brigades.

We'll know if this in the cards when we see Chuck Schumer punching a tranny.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 16, 2018 12:39 PM (4ErVI)

75 70 Blue Wave
Posted by: Mikey NTH - You Gotta Have Art! Francesci Frescos Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 16, 2018 12:38 PM (hLRSq)

CRIMSON Tide you swine.

Posted by: Nick Saban. at May 16, 2018 12:39 PM (72PAC)

76 45 I used to water ski. We would refer to that Dem blue wave as "glass".
____________________________________________

As in "Glass Ceiling"?

*screams at sky*

Posted by: Esther Gin at May 16, 2018 12:39 PM (ATVNj)

77 The phrase "shitting in your own bed" comes to mind when contemplating the Democrat-Media Complex and their various propaganda campaigns.
Posted by: filbert at May 16, 2018 12:37 PM (953wK)


Ah, I'm sorry.

"Ambitious, multifaceted propaganda campaigns."

I regret the error.

Posted by: filbert at May 16, 2018 12:39 PM (953wK)

78 "The title was a bit cookie-cutter-- "A Better Deal"-- but the document
was the result of numerous stakeholder meetings, strategy sessions, and
late-night conferring."



I bet they held those while eating a lot of "pizzas" from Comet Pizza.

Posted by: Ashly Judd's Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at May 16, 2018 12:39 PM (fdTrp)

79 >>Although Democrats lament their inability to compel cable news to care about topics other than Russia, they don't begrudge the programming itself.



Translation: Dems are pissed they can't make the conversation about their tried and true issues such as abortion, Transgender bathroom rights, #BLM, and the Campus Rape Epidemic(tm) because Trump is too busy WINNING on issues that actually matter to most Americans (employment, stopping terrorists, protecting our borders).

Posted by: Lizzy at May 16, 2018 12:39 PM (W+vEI)

80
Republicans gaining mid term seats in the Senate AND the House is actually a WIN for Progressives..... and here's why.

~VOX

Posted by: fixerupper at May 16, 2018 12:39 PM (8XRCm)

81 Well--they could send Stormy to Russia!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 16, 2018 12:40 PM (wKDNb)

82 You may ask why we democrats are not 150 points ahead on the congressional ballot!

Posted by: Shrillary Klinton at May 16, 2018 12:40 PM (Fb9aZ)

83 1. We Democrats could notget our message out.
2. Angry white racist males turned out to vote.

3. RUSSIA!

There's no way they leave Russia out of it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?



Collusion, Stolen, Repeal the Tax Cuts, Crumbs,

Posted by: rickb223 at May 16, 2018 12:40 PM (RkYsP)

84 73
64 I'm thinking the agenda for the Dems is ambitious, multifaceted
socialism, but that might be me. Oh, and let's not kid ourselves:
they're going to run against Trump, 24/7/365. It's what their base
craves.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at May 16, 2018 12:37 PM (RD7QR)



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To be fair, "true" socialism has never been tried.



Not once.



Ever.



But this time it will be. John Oliver told me so.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:39 PM (CDzFo)

But it isn't socialism they are proposing, it is DEMOCRATIC Socialism.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 16, 2018 12:40 PM (jxbfJ)

85 No better way to convince a reluctant voter to not bother going to the polls.
==================================

This is what I never understood about push-polling. wish-casting and premature prognostication ("Looks like an early night for Trump!!)
It seems like this b.s. would suppress lib turnout. Typical Republicans vote no matter what.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2018 12:40 PM (ty7RM)

86 >>I regret the error.

You shit in your comment.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2018 12:40 PM (/tuJf)

87

I never believed the blue wave BS from the get go. There was absolutely no reason why to it.


It was always just a bong bubble.

There was no "there" there.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 16, 2018 12:40 PM (GdWl+)

88 While this polling data is white interesting. Maybe request more pictures of Nikki Haley's gravitationally gargantuan gronker?

Posted by: Sir Issac Newton at May 16, 2018 12:40 PM (Db5sc)

89 No matter how hard I try, I just can't match stuff like this.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at May 16, 2018 12:35 PM (ITfBP)
==========================================
Ace and Coblogs. That's good, that's real good.

https://tinyurl.com/athg6s9

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 16, 2018 12:40 PM (LISuA)

90 To be fair, "true" socialism has never been tried.

Not once.

Ever.

But this time it will be. John Oliver told me so.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:39 PM (CDzFo)

Socialism is the political and economic equivalent of a perpetual motion device.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (mk7Bj)

91 In fact, losing out in the midterms could be a hidden blessing for the Dems. They scream RUSSIA and Mueller's back in action for another couple years.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (3dsTO)

92 You shit in your comment.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2018 12:40 PM (/tuJf)


Shit happens.

Posted by: filbert at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (953wK)

93 From what I read, Dem primary voters got their freak on and voted in the most socialist available candidate pretty much everywhere.

They may think it's the "right shade of red", but Dems running out and proud socialists in Nebraska is probably good for our shade of red.

Posted by: OCBill at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (df+Zi)

94 Well if republican candidates push the Koch Brothers CoC agenda in 2018, they will lose. Run under Trump agenda and they win.

Posted by: Monk at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (PA57R)

95 I have a feeling that this is going to be affected a lot by how things turn out in Korea - and I don't take anything for granted, Kim proved yesterday that he's still the same old Kim.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (k1TUh)

96 I suspect another, more populated "caravan right before midterms.

The last "caravan" was a dry run. They were probing our defenses.

The next "caravan" will be massive and the Dems will have their media ducks lined up, with dead children, wailing mothers, outraged attorneys. . .

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (ATVNj)

97 It was always just a bong bubble.

There was no "there" there.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 16, 2018 12:40 PM (GdWl+)

That's what they say about Berkeley, too.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (bvAmh)

98 1. We Democrats could notget our message out.

The problem is their message. No one wants to hear it anymore. That stupid chant:

Hey, hey. Ho, ho. [fitb] has got to go.

Is there anything more obnoxious.

I'd rather listen to Steve Miller's Abracadabra!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (rdl6o)

99 79 >>Although Democrats lament their inability to compel cable news to care about topics other than Russia, they don't begrudge the programming itself.



Translation: Dems are pissed they can't make the conversation about their tried and true issues such as abortion, Transgender bathroom rights, #BLM, and the Campus Rape Epidemic(tm) because Trump is too busy WINNING on issues that actually matter to most Americans (employment, stopping terrorists, protecting our borders).
Posted by: Lizzy at May 16, 2018 12:39 PM (W+vEI)

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It's been obvious to me since day 1 that Trump was putting everything on the economy.

If the economy does well, the party in power tends to prosper and presidents get re-elected.

It's almost like he can recognize patterns, read basic analysis of elections, and is generally a pretty smart guy.

But nope, he's probably just Putin's puppet.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (CDzFo)

100 The other point that needs to be remembered is that polling nation-wide in House races is risky. Each district is its own race, so the "Blue Wave" may already be the Democrats running up the score in places where they already have overwhelming strength. Senate races are state-wide, so while the same caution should apply I would think it would be a bit less muted.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - You Gotta Have Art! Francesci Frescos Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (hLRSq)

101 The MSM used to have power. They had power only as long as they had credibility. They pissed that away some time back when da Zero got elected and they crushed each other's feet jostling for a position to latch their prehensile lips around his limp dick.

Posted by: maddogg at May 16, 2018 12:42 PM (o2MD2)

102 I find this metric is both more meaningful and less obvious than it would seem. The part of the country that tis polled is heavily Democrat weighted, meaning, the part of the country that is deep Red is no where as heavily sampled as that which id deep Blue.

So a 5% move is way more significant than one might think...
*IF*
The result isn't just a deepening of the RED in the Red states.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at May 16, 2018 12:42 PM (af5xa)

103 96 I suspect another, more populated "caravan right before midterms.

The last "caravan" was a dry run. They were probing our defenses.

The next "caravan" will be massive and the Dems will have their media ducks lined up, with dead children, wailing mothers, outraged attorneys. . .
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (ATVNj)

And I'll be there to welcome the millions of Hillary votes with teddy bears and open arms. Give me money now?

Posted by: Glenn Beck - Once Mighty now Cheeto at May 16, 2018 12:42 PM (72PAC)

104 91 In fact, losing out in the midterms could be a hidden blessing for the Dems. They scream RUSSIA and Mueller's back in action for another couple years.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (3dsTO)

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Assuming that the electorate give a flying crap about the investigation anymore.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:42 PM (CDzFo)

105 I don't understand how anyone would want these people as leaders.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front

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You're going to have to narrow down your definition of 'these people'

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 16, 2018 12:43 PM (7ZVPa)

106 2. Angry white racist males turned out to vote. AND forced their pasty, meek, often abused wives to vote for all the misogynist (Republicans) on the ballot.
Hillary told me so.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2018 12:43 PM (ty7RM)

107 I never believed the blue wave BS from the get go. There was absolutely no reason why to it.

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I believed the Dems would pick up seats - a lot - though not take the House. Two reasons:
1. History - out party almost always picks up seats in first election of new party President.
2. Retirements - there seemed to be more retirement of GOP than you'd expect.

But now it looks like I'll have to revise my prediction.
I would still bet that Dems pick up seats - again history - but maybe far fewer than originally thought.
And if the Dems keep it up, maybe they will be the party that loses seats. Historical trends don't always hold.

Posted by: SH at May 16, 2018 12:43 PM (sX1BW)

108 Looks like an early night for Generic Democrat...

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2018 12:43 PM (EzdLW)

109 I'd like to have a job where literally everything I say is wrong and clusterfucked and still get paid the big bucks.

Where do I sign up?
Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen


Local tv station - weather department.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 16, 2018 12:43 PM (RkYsP)

110 But it isn't socialism they are proposing, it is DEMOCRATIC Socialism.
_______________________________________________

So the people get to vote for the system that will kill them?

Far out.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 16, 2018 12:43 PM (ATVNj)

111 Great googly moogly, Michigan State settle with the 332 women who sued over being sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar for $500,000,000.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2018 12:43 PM (/tuJf)

112
Republicans vote no matter what.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2018 12:40 PM (ty7RM)

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Not alwaysssssss....... nasssssty Hobbittsessssssss. Not alwaysssssss, preciousssssss.

Posted by: John Mc Cain at May 16, 2018 12:44 PM (8XRCm)

113 >>Michigan State settle with the 332 women who sued over being sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar for $500,000,000.


I bet those Lawyers are buttfucking in the streets with happiness.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2018 12:44 PM (3M4WN)

114 "because you can't get booked on those channels to talk about "health care," only Russia."

Or tax cuts, which no Democrat voted for.

Maybe they can talk about impeachment or repealing the Second Amendment? I hear those are winners for Democrats also.

Posted by: Marcus T, Bunkered In at May 16, 2018 12:45 PM (VpIIl)

115

I seem to remember that back in Naught '06, the country wanted to "teach the Republicans a lesson" thanks to their reluctance to do the will of the people.

That seems to be a recurring theme for the GOPe, not doing what we want. Funny, that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 16, 2018 12:45 PM (GdWl+)

116 Centre County is still liberal so there were Democrats standing outside who thanked me for voting.
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Heh - my folks live in Centre County, and over the holidays I saw a great hand-painted, "This deplorable household supports our President" sign on Rt. 45 in Spring Mills. (I figure the farm country must have voted 95% Trump.)

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at May 16, 2018 12:45 PM (PXbkt)

117 Putin hacked the generic ballot!!1!1

Posted by: CNN at May 16, 2018 12:45 PM (bvAmh)

118 114 "because you can't get booked on those channels to talk about "health care," only Russia."

Or tax cuts, which no Democrat voted for.

Maybe they can talk about impeachment or repealing the Second Amendment? I hear those are winners for Democrats also.
Posted by: Marcus T, Bunkered In at May 16, 2018 12:45 PM (VpIIl)

============

How about Venezuela?

Can we get Bernie to answer for his support of Chavez and Maduro?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:45 PM (CDzFo)

119 They may think it's the "right shade of red", but Dems running out and proud socialists in Nebraska is probably good for our shade of red.

Posted by: OCBill at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (df+Zi)

It was quite close. The guy Kara Eastman ran against held the seat for one term and lost it to a GOPe guy.

He committed a cardinal sin apparently in that he voted for some lukewarm provisions on abortion in the state legislature years ago or something.

So they got an out and proud Bernie bot to run for the seat.

I'm thinking she'll be BTFO, but it's tricky because it's vibrant here in the city. Turn out will be important.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 16, 2018 12:45 PM (4ErVI)

120 >>>>Michigan State settle with the 332 women who sued over being sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar for $500,000,000.

My niece was one.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 16, 2018 12:45 PM (O7MnT)

121 >>Although Democrats lament their inability to compel cable news to care about topics other than Russia, they don't begrudge the programming itself.




This is similar to Jimmy Kimmel recently announcing that the Trump jokes are getting old.


Oh really, Jimmy? You figured that out on your own and then decided to let us in on your brilliant insight?

They created this monster - the 24/7/365 RussiaRussiaRussia Daily Trump Scandal-inator - and now they're whining about it sucking all the oxygen out of the room. Sad!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 16, 2018 12:46 PM (W+vEI)

122 If you understand,
Things are as they are

If you do not understand,
Things are as they are

Posted by: Some Zen Master at May 16, 2018 12:46 PM (P6KKD)

123 111 Great googly moogly, Michigan State settle with the 332 women who sued over being sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar for $500,000,000.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2018 12:43 PM (/tuJf)

Layers get a 1/3rd so a million for each girl. MSU got off cheap.

Posted by: Monk at May 16, 2018 12:46 PM (PA57R)

124 The next "caravan" will be massive and the Dems will have their media
ducks lined up, with dead children, wailing mothers, outraged attorneys.
. .
=========================

I predict another "Childrens Crusade" combined with a young Joan of Arc type. "Hate Has No Home Here" signs will be in every yard. Televised funerals for kids unable to get across the border.

The lefties will try anything and everything.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 16, 2018 12:46 PM (LISuA)

125 Do you want to vote for "we're losing and we deserve to lose?"

If not, you're going to vote for someone else. People want to win.

Until Dems get this, they're fucked.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 16, 2018 12:46 PM (UiRxW)

126 Blue Wave? Donkey Don't Surf.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - You Gotta Have Art! Francesci Frescos Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 16, 2018 12:46 PM (hLRSq)

127 56 There are a lot of #FakeNews cycles between now and November

Specifically, the blue wave of Roy Moore allegations the Democrats will begin rolling out in mid-Autumn.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 16, 2018 12:36 PM (O7MnT)

Ooooh yeah. The opposition research machine has been well greased and is now grinding away. If a candidate even got a little stiff from looking at a chick somewhere below 25 years old it's going to be on CNN for weeks before the election.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at May 16, 2018 12:46 PM (RD7QR)

128 124 The lefties will try anything and everything.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 16, 2018 12:46 PM (LISuA)

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How about a limited government with duties enumerated expressly by a document?

Can they try that?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:47 PM (CDzFo)

129 111 Great googly moogly, Michigan State settle with the 332 women who sued over being sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar for $500,000,000.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2018 12:43 PM (/tuJf)

Is that money Michigan St just has in its back pocket? (Not being snarky, I'm always shocked how much tax free dollars this indoctrination centers are sitting on.)

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 16, 2018 12:47 PM (72PAC)

130 If the midterms produce a Republican majority in the house with more Trump friendly house members then DTP will absolutely fire Meuller IMO

Posted by: sOME mORON at May 16, 2018 12:47 PM (ICWiF)

131 While this polling data is white interesting. Maybe request more pictures of Nikki Haley's gravitationally gargantuan gronker?

My wife asked me if I was a tit man, or ass man. I said, "That depends, are you walking towards me, or away from me."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2018 12:47 PM (ty7RM)

132 I will show the democrat`s how to win these upcoming elections by 20 pts. I, like Sheriff Israel, bring 'amazing' leadership to the party.

Posted by: David(single dip)Hogg at May 16, 2018 12:47 PM (yhf6w)

133 125 Do you want to vote for "we're losing and we deserve to lose?"

If not, you're going to vote for someone else. People want to win.

Until Dems get this, they're fucked.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 16, 2018 12:46 PM (UiRxW)

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America sucks!

Posted by: DNC 2020 message at May 16, 2018 12:47 PM (CDzFo)

134 PDT not DTP ??

Posted by: sOME mORON at May 16, 2018 12:48 PM (ICWiF)

135 So it's only republicans who benefit from a good economy?


These Dems really abhor their base

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2018 12:48 PM (BZA5F)

136 Assuming that the electorate give a flying crap about the investigation anymore.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:42 PM (CDzFo)


Are you saying that other people may not obsess over the same things that I do?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - You Gotta Have Art! Francesci Frescos Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 16, 2018 12:48 PM (hLRSq)

137 Michigan State settle with the 332 women who sued over being sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar for $500,000,000.
________________________________________________

Bitch, please.

I don't get out of bed for anything less than $1.5 billion.

Posted by: The Iranians at May 16, 2018 12:48 PM (ATVNj)

138 With the PA map redistricted, figure to lose 4 seats here.

On the plus size i get to vote for Korean hottie Pearl Kim in the fifth district.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 16, 2018 12:48 PM (oGRue)

139 I saw that Steve Schmidt spewing about how pissed he was about the Jerusalem move. I'm surprised he kept his swastika armband hidden, the way he was spewing.

But what I sensed as a really interesting subtext was that he actually sensed that this was a very popular move with American voters, and that was why it pissed him off so much, because he knew Trump would be praised by most for doing it.

it also reminded me of another thing - I have always thought it was crazy of the Dems to claim that Republicans are the Anti-Israel, anti-Jewish party, but I am coming to realize that the GOP-e really is, probably because they are worried that making the Arabs mad will put a dent in their business profits.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 12:48 PM (k1TUh)

140 Is that money Michigan St just has in its back pocket? (Not being snarky, I'm always shocked how much tax free dollars this indoctrination centers are sitting on.)
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They're certainly better endowed than National Review. In more ways then one.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 16, 2018 12:48 PM (UiRxW)

141 Oh I guess they meant republican candidates

But my point stands.

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2018 12:49 PM (BZA5F)

142 136 Assuming that the electorate give a flying crap about the investigation anymore.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:42 PM (CDzFo)


Are you saying that other people may not obsess over the same things that I do?
Posted by: Mikey NTH - You Gotta Have Art! Francesci Frescos Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 16, 2018 12:48 PM (hLRSq)

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No, not everyone loves scat porn like you do.

Posted by: DNC 2020 message at May 16, 2018 12:49 PM (CDzFo)

143 How about a limited government with duties enumerated expressly by a document?



Can they try that?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:47 PM (CDzFo)
============================
Dude, so old. Like a hundred years or something.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 16, 2018 12:49 PM (LISuA)

144 So it's only republicans who benefit from a good economy?

---------

In a way yes, because a good economy makes it harder to justify government give-aways. The lazy may be expected to work for a change.

Posted by: SH at May 16, 2018 12:49 PM (sX1BW)

145 21 Oi!

Can you imagine the liberal butt hurt if the Dems lose seats in the midterms?

Think about it. You spent all of 2015 &most of 2016 supremely confident that Hillary will be president. Then bam you get Trumped. Ow you've spent the next two years Absolutely Convinced that Trump will be impeached and the Dems will retake all the things in the midterms. Then BAM you get Trumped again.

It will be the REEEEEEEE heard round the world!

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 16, 2018 12:30 PM (Db5sc)

That is my hope and dream: to watch the Dems' hysteria when they are rejected once again by the voters. Bliss.

Posted by: kathysaysso at May 16, 2018 12:50 PM (vkS2Z)

146 I have a strong feeling the dems will have a LONG summer ahead of them.

Posted by: Monk at May 16, 2018 12:50 PM (PA57R)

147 Those Palis - always willing to stage shows. What troupers!

-
[pretends to sneeze] BULLSHIT!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 16, 2018 12:50 PM (+y/Ru)

148 110
But it isn't socialism they are proposing, it is DEMOCRATIC Socialism.

_______________________________________________



So the people get to vote for the system that will kill them?



Far out.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 16, 2018 12:43 PM (ATVNj)

Think GhostBusters (original) - "Choose the form of your Destructor"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ctgn7kKYHo

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 16, 2018 12:50 PM (jxbfJ)

149
The democrats unleashed their rabid attack dogs on Trump and now it's turned on them.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 16, 2018 12:50 PM (10vO4)

150 Is that money Michigan St just has in its back pocket? (Not being snarky, I'm always shocked how much tax free dollars this indoctrination centers are sitting on.)
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 16, 2018 12:47 PM (72PAC)


I just heard on the sports talk radio here that the amount is something like 19% of their endowment (if I recall the percentage correctly--it was in the teens though).

That didn't come out quite right.

That didn't either.

*sigh*

Posted by: filbert at May 16, 2018 12:50 PM (953wK)

151 Maybe they can run on global warming, the War on Coal, the War on Fracking, the larger War on American produced energy, exporting American jobs to Asia, their support for illegal immigration, sanctuary cities, giving away free shit to non citizens, free college, higher taxes, transgender bathrooms and the War on intellectual discussions.

There's a lot more to choose from than just Russia. So yeah, let's talk about the issues- shall we?

Posted by: Marcus T, Bunkered In at May 16, 2018 12:50 PM (VpIIl)

152 must have been a good movie...

Posted by: Todler at May 16, 2018 12:50 PM (8D42x)

153 You're going to have to narrow down your definition of 'these people'


Okay, how's this; there's a handful of Republican members of Congress, a few Governors and State Representatives, the President and Vice President, maybe have his cabinet that I trust with power. I can't even say with any confidence that I really trust the conservatives on the Supreme Court!

As far as the rest, fuck'em! Clear enough!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 16, 2018 12:51 PM (rdl6o)

154 "If you're not panicking about the mid-terms, you're not paying attention"


Done for giggles, not to be mean. The main silliness about that sentiment/quote from a few Hordeniks was that it is a geologic epoch between winter/spring of a mid-term year, and November. Everything can change - twice, or three times.


As ace notes in an aside, in the post.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2018 12:51 PM (QDnY+)

155


America sucks!
Posted by: DNC 2020 message at May 16, 2018 12:47 PM (CDzFo)



Don't forget "Boo, God" too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 16, 2018 12:51 PM (GdWl+)

156 After months of constructing a fait accompli public narrative about how everyone hates Trump and BLUE WAVE, math is again winning.

Want to know where things really are? Ask Rasmussen.

Posted by: Ricardo Montalban, dead but still mas macho at May 16, 2018 12:51 PM (Boy/L)

157 133 125 Do you want to vote for "we're losing and we deserve to lose?" If not, you're going to vote for someone else. People want to win.

Until Dems get this, they're fucked.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 16, 2018 12:46 PM"

Well a variant that always works in some districts is "we're losing and IT'S WHITEYS FAULT! I HATES WHITEY!!!!!"

see Maxine Waters, Eddie Bernice Johnson, and the rest of the CBC.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 12:51 PM (k1TUh)

158 Every GOP candidate should expect a girlfriend from HS to come out with a dick in the popcorn box on a date story about a week before the election....

Posted by: steevy at May 16, 2018 12:51 PM (LiyEm)

159 Ignore last post. Pasting error. Should have been:

an ambitious, multi-faceted approach to enhancing conditions for workers both within and outside the workplace.

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[pretends to sneeze] BULLSHIT!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 16, 2018 12:51 PM (+y/Ru)

160 Sodomy in the streets is a sure fire way to get appointed as a Judge.

Posted by: Monk at May 16, 2018 12:52 PM (PA57R)

161 135 So it's only republicans who benefit from a good economy?

--

Well if you mean Republican voters, then yes, because democratic voters don't work or don't work in the private sector where the economy matters.

If you mean Republicans in office, then also yes, because democrat policies don't help the economy.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 16, 2018 12:52 PM (mk7Bj)

162 >>It's been obvious to me since day 1 that Trump was putting everything on the economy....

It's almost like he can recognize patterns, read basic analysis of elections, and is generally a pretty smart guy.



And being a businessman, he knows how to prioritize those issues that affect the bottom line.
Getting people working, US businesses succeeding, and less taken by the IRS is far more important to the country's stability, security and future than, say, whether some sick man feels good about himself because Uncle Sam insisted he has access to the ladies room at the local gym.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 16, 2018 12:52 PM (W+vEI)

163 160. And to frighten the horses.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 16, 2018 12:52 PM (fA1SL)

164 Prisoner's Log Day 3



Still at sea. Captain Bill says he trying to take us the the country of New Free Guyana, but he can't find it on a map. Someone should tell him to use a chart instead. We are concerned that we may never find land and may run out of fuel before we do.


At today's noon speech on the Lido deck, Capt Bill told us not to worry, that there was a giant blue wave coming that would sweep us into the port of New Free Guyana come November. We are not sure if provisions will hold that long. Daily rations consist of one shrimp cocktail (no sauce) and half a mai tai. We are being pushed to desperation.


End log entry.

Posted by: Bill Kristol's Boat People at May 16, 2018 12:53 PM (ymnmz)

165 Sodomy in the streets is a sure fire way to get appointed as a Judge.

I must've missed a comment.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 16, 2018 12:53 PM (rdl6o)

166 If you think the butthurt of the leftards is bad now, if they lose seats it will go off the charts. They will be setting themselves on fire in the middle of the street. I need to stock up on marshmallows.

Posted by: maddogg at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (o2MD2)

167 the once imposing Tsunami of Tsuris

ace, my grandmother would be so proud of you!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (OYwKq)

168 Anyone here in Ted Poe's former district? This primary race is going to be interesting - well has been interesting - can't wait to see the results.

Posted by: SH at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (sX1BW)

169 Every GOP candidate should expect a girlfriend from HS to come out with a dick in the popcorn box on a date story about a week before the election....

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The popcorn at the bottom never gets enough salt and butter.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (mk7Bj)

170 160 Sodomy in the streets is a sure fire way to get appointed as a Judge.
____________________________________________

How about in the hallway of an elementary school?

Posted by: That Arizona Teacher with Crocodile Teeth at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (ATVNj)

171 That is my hope and dream: to watch the Dems' hysteria when they are rejected once again by the voters. Bliss.
Posted by: kathysaysso


And then a complete total repeat in 2020.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (RkYsP)

172 96
I suspect another, more populated "caravan right before midterms.



The last "caravan" was a dry run. They were probing our defenses.



The next "caravan" will be massive and the Dems will have their
media ducks lined up, with dead children, wailing mothers, outraged
attorneys. . .

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (ATVNj)


That won't work motivating the A-A vote that is the absolute bedrock of the Democrat party.

There will have to be another Trayvon to get the folks riled up and burning down the cities this summer.

Posted by: Ashey Judd's Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (fdTrp)

173 GalaxyQuest just now starting on IFC, by the way.

Posted by: filbert at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (953wK)

174 One of their biggest sources of anxiety is the Senate race in Florida, where some Democrats fear that three-term Sen. Bill Nelson has not adequately prepared to defend his seat against Gov. Rick Scott, a well-financed former businessman handpicked for the race by Trump.

In Pennsylvania primary the (R) winner was a businessperson.

Perhaps a trend is emerging.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (LOgQ4)

175 It must be sitting in the back of everyone's minds now that even a RINO shitheel is still eons better than a Doug Jones.
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I really think AL voters were pretty ticked that RINOs were the only offerings. I thought Moore was a better fit because he would open mouth and say what he was thinking -- a better fit for the State.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (MIKMs)

176 Everything can change - twice, or three times.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2018 12:51 PM


Indeed, and thus the phrase WLNSSEODQY.

Posted by: Winston Wolfe at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (ctuyM)

177 I'd rather listen to Steve Miller's Abracadabra!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM (rdl6o)
****Hey!
It's no only a great song - check out the video!
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4rg3

Posted by: Steven Haworth Miller at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (Fb9aZ)

178 162

And being a businessman, he knows how to prioritize those issues that affect the bottom line.
Getting people working, US businesses succeeding, and less taken by the IRS is far more important to the country's stability, security and future than, say, whether some sick man feels good about himself because Uncle Sam insisted he has access to the ladies room at the local gym.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 16, 2018 12:52 PM (W+vEI)

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That list of priorities proves that you are a hater.

SCREEEEEEE!!!!!!

Posted by: DNC 2020 message at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (CDzFo)

179 Where is FOADDY-FI?!

Posted by: Jmel at May 16, 2018 12:55 PM (HdGYQ)

180

EM PEACH COBBLER FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at May 16, 2018 12:55 PM (mPeei)

181 Speaking of, is anyone else getting to watch government employees protest only having to work 10 months out of the year in a $50K-$100K recession-proof job that doesn't lay anyone off and still gets raises during bad economic times before getting to retire with full benefits after maxing out their pay scale without needing to take on any additional responsibilities and work the exact same job they started working as a new hire, or is it just North Carolina teachers complaining about it?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 16, 2018 12:55 PM (VgKNm)

182
Specifically, the blue wave of Roy Moore allegations the Democrats will begin rolling out in mid-Autumn.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 16, 2018 12:36 PM (O7MnT)


Well I'm hoping that some Roy Moore type of allegations against democrats will emerge out of the SDNY scandal

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 16, 2018 12:55 PM (10vO4)

183 I think the quality of the generic ballot surveys, as with other such surveys, varies greatly. So RCP's average of surveys is a pretty poor tool, unless it's pegging far out in either direction, which *would* indicate some dramatic advantage one way or the other.


One might call me a glass 2.7%-empty sort, but sit back and ponder that a party facing a roaring economy with record low unemployment among "minority" segments, a president getting things done internationally, and a GOP (technically, obviously esp. the WH part) on the right side of amnesty, gun-grabbing, tax increases, and bathroom chaos has *any* chance but destruction in the mid-terms.


Fundamentally unserious country 10 years ago, fundamentally unserious now.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2018 12:55 PM (QDnY+)

184 173
GalaxyQuest just now starting on IFC, by the way.

Posted by: filbert at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (953wK)

Oh, that's not right!!

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 16, 2018 12:56 PM (jxbfJ)

185 175 It must be sitting in the back of everyone's minds now that even a RINO shitheel is still eons better than a Doug Jones.
=====

I really think AL voters were pretty ticked that RINOs were the only offerings. I thought Moore was a better fit because he would open mouth and say what he was thinking -- a better fit for the State.
Posted by: mustbequantum at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM (MIKMs)

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The state disagreed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 12:56 PM (CDzFo)

186 Where is FOADDY-FI?!
Posted by: Jmel at May 16, 2018 12:55 PM (HdGYQ)

180

EM PEACH COBBLER FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at May 16, 2018 12:55 PM (mPeei)


Impressive, Jmel. Very impressive.

Posted by: filbert at May 16, 2018 12:56 PM (953wK)

187 They're taking aim at the pharmaceutical industry? Let me guess, they're going to talk endlessly about the opiod "epidemic." What they won't talk about is the DEA's utter failure to shut down shady doctors and in some cases, the DEA turned a blind eye to it. But the Dems, of course, will never admit the government failed at something.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 16, 2018 12:56 PM (RWNc6)

188 Don't forget "Boo, God" too.
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Yeah... that's gonna get you nowhere in a big fat hurry.

Posted by: G-d (by human proxy) at May 16, 2018 12:56 PM (UiRxW)

189 Posted by: That Arizona Teacher with Crocodile Teeth at May 16, 2018 12:54 PM

I remember when rock was young.

Posted by: Elton J. at May 16, 2018 12:56 PM (ctuyM)

190 maddogg

Sheer poetry.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 16, 2018 12:56 PM (hyuyC)

191 179 Where is FOADDY-FI?!
Posted by: Jmel at May 16, 2018 12:55 PM (HdGYQ)

180

EM PEACH COBBLER FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at May 16, 2018 12:55 PM (mPeei)

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And.....then..... just like that...... Diet Dr Pepper came out my nose.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 16, 2018 12:56 PM (8XRCm)

192 Look for more of what happened in Pennsylvania where a Democrat majority on the court magically redrew the districts to be more Democrat.

Gee- how'd that happen?

Pennsylvania is on the cusp of going full Leftist, and that won't end well for them.

Posted by: Marcus T, Bunkered In at May 16, 2018 12:57 PM (VpIIl)

193 179 Where is FOADDY-FI?!
__________________________________________

THEY IM-GAZA-ed FOADDY-FI!

Posted by: nOT mAXINE wATERS at May 16, 2018 12:57 PM (ATVNj)

194 >>But what I sensed as a really interesting subtext was that he actually sensed that this was a very popular move with American voters, and that was why it pissed him off so much, because he knew Trump would be praised by most for doing it.


Steve Schmidt has created a clever catchphrase: "Everything Trump touches turns to shit."

How....original (King Sh#tMidas, much?).

This means that Schmidt is now officially invested in every Trump action being a failure. I know, he was already NeverTrump, but in order to keep tweeting his catchphrase he has to declare things like the US embassy move to Jerusalem as "shit."

Good luck with that, buddy!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 16, 2018 12:58 PM (W+vEI)

195 They're taking aim at the pharmaceutical industry?
Let me guess, they're going to talk endlessly about the opiod
"epidemic." What they won't talk about is the DEA's utter failure to
shut down shady doctors and in some cases, the DEA turned a blind eye to
it. But the Dems, of course, will never admit the government failed at
something.


Posted by: pookysgirl at May 16, 2018 12:56 PM (RWNc6)


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Let me see if I can find that article that detailed how Obama and Obamacare is directly responsible for the "epidemic."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 16, 2018 12:58 PM (VgKNm)

196
Look for more of what happened in Pennsylvania where a Democrat majority on the court magically redrew the districts to be more Democrat.

Gee- how'd that happen?

Pen and a phone

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 16, 2018 12:58 PM (10vO4)

197 http://bit.ly/2rMgjW1
+++++
Tracybeanz on Twitter: "13. We also learn that Fusion instructed Steele to speak to NYT, WaPo, Yahoo, The NYer, and CNN. Then, Mother Jones, by Skype

Posted by: Schneidermans Brown Slave at May 16, 2018 12:58 PM (y3aQB)

198 So the girls are getting about $1.5 million each then the lawyers get their cut. What is the standard fee? 30%..40%??? Well, some lawyers got rich here, really rich.

Posted by: lin-duh @ work at May 16, 2018 12:58 PM (9iLHi)

199 I'm surprised the BS wasn't, Ambitious, Multi-Faceted, and Comprehensive.

Posted by: mercenary13 at May 16, 2018 12:58 PM (YJMFj)

200 192 Look for more of what happened in Pennsylvania where a Democrat majority on the court magically redrew the districts to be more Democrat.

Gee- how'd that happen?

Pennsylvania is on the cusp of going full Leftist, and that won't end well for them.
Posted by: Marcus T, Bunkered In at May 16, 2018 12:57 PM (VpIIl)

============

What do you mean?

Posted by: Venezuela at May 16, 2018 12:58 PM (CDzFo)

201 158 Every GOP candidate should expect a girlfriend from HS to come out with a dick in the popcorn box on a date story about a week before the election....
Posted by: steevy at May 16, 2018 12:51 PM (LiyEm)

I saw Dick in the Popcorn Box open for Guns and Roses Frisco 1998

Posted by: sOME mORON at May 16, 2018 12:58 PM (ICWiF)

202 I remember when rock was young.
Posted by: Elton J



Ahem.
Posted by: Zombie Bill Haley

Posted by: rickb223 at May 16, 2018 12:59 PM (RkYsP)

203 NXIVM child trafficking plus sex cult will haunt Dems in 2018 and beyond.

Posted by: Monk at May 16, 2018 12:59 PM (PA57R)

204 Greg was right. There is no wave.

Posted by: Mega at May 16, 2018 12:59 PM (apDjR)

205 I'm sure a blue squall will kick up any minute now. My year-and-a-half long defeat tour informing the electorate that they were cretins not to meekly submit to my rule really resonates with the people.

Posted by: Hillary, now with Back Support at May 16, 2018 12:59 PM (ppBhU)

206
In Pennsylvania primary the (R) winner was a businessperson.

Perhaps a trend is emerging.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic


--

IMO, the reason Trump won was because he had NEVER held office.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 16, 2018 01:00 PM (7ZVPa)

207 181
Speaking of, is anyone else getting to watch government employees
protest only having to work 10 months out of the year in a $50K-$100K
recession-proof job that doesn't lay anyone off and still gets raises
during bad economic times before getting to retire with full benefits
after maxing out their pay scale without needing to take on any
additional responsibilities and work the exact same job they started
working as a new hire, or is it just North Carolina teachers complaining
about it?


Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 16, 2018 12:55 PM (VgKNm)

Heard about that this morning. Two thoughts on this:
1) No doubt they are unionized. Don't like your current deal? Blame the union. Contract up for renegotiation? Better come to the table with offers of what you will (guarantee) provide for the big jump in pay you want. And expect accountability if you fail.2) Why are they still employed? Isn't it against the law for teachers to strike? Make like Reagan and fire them all like he did with the ATCs.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 16, 2018 01:00 PM (jxbfJ)

208 193 179 Where is FOADDY-FI?!
__________________________________________

THEY IM-GAZA-ed FOADDY-FI!
Posted by: nOT mAXINE wATERS at May 16, 2018 12:57 PM (ATVNj)

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That's no jive

Posted by: Barbara Billingsly at May 16, 2018 01:00 PM (oGRue)

209 Will anyone unseat that vile disgusting creature Sen. Al-Frankenweenie?

Have the Paki IT thugs flipped and sold Debbie WashesHerSchlitz to some Arab prince as a slave yet?

Keep Maxine Waters for the comic relief though.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 16, 2018 01:00 PM (5e6aE)

210
PDT not DTP ??
Posted by: sOME mORON at May 16, 2018 12:48 PM



DTP = Down to Punt ?

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2018 01:00 PM (EzdLW)

211 The tears of unfathomable sadness will be delicious.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at May 16, 2018 01:00 PM (Dp6qK)

212 Steve Schmidt has created a clever catchphrase: "Everything Trump touches turns to shit."


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The crazy part is that it's actually the exact opposite. I don't think I've seen anyone with a Midas touch like Trump's before. From Twitter to sexual whatever to Russia!!!, he has a bizarre ability to have everyone work out for him and even help him.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 16, 2018 01:01 PM (VgKNm)

213 I saw Tsunami of Tsuris open for Amy Winehouse at Glastonbury in '08

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2018 01:01 PM (bUjCl)

214 129
111 Great googly moogly, Michigan State settle with the 332 women who
sued over being sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar for $500,000,000.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2018 12:43 PM (/tuJf)



Is that money Michigan St just has in its back pocket? (Not being
snarky, I'm always shocked how much tax free dollars this indoctrination
centers are sitting on.)

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 16, 2018 12:47 PM (72PAC)


Sparty has a $3B endowment fund, but a lot of that may be tied up in restricted funds.

So, the school will raid the endowment fund for whatever money they can, use some of the income from their athletic departments TV/broadcast contracts, increased tuition or "student fees" and a loan from the state of Michigan (taxpayers) to pay it off.

My guess, lawyers get theirs in a lump sum today, victims will get theirs spread out over a 20-25 year period. Can't have MSU miss out on the Rose Bowl or NCAA B-Ball tourney.

Posted by: Ashle Judd's Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at May 16, 2018 01:01 PM (fdTrp)

215 >>Tracybeanz on Twitter: "13. We also learn that Fusion instructed Steele to speak to NYT, WaPo, Yahoo, The NYer, and CNN. Then, Mother Jones, by Skype



So we're now getting the details on who FusionGPS was paying?

*pops popcorn*

Posted by: Lizzy at May 16, 2018 01:01 PM (W+vEI)

216 Steve Schmidt has created a clever catchphrase: "Everything Trump touches turns to shit."

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gonna be a lot o stinky pussies out there

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 16, 2018 01:01 PM (oGRue)

217 It's no only a great song - check out the video!
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4rg3
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I had NO IDEA there was a video. I'm loving the shit out of this.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 16, 2018 01:01 PM (UiRxW)

218 Multi-faceted, gosh, I just thought the Democrats were two-faced and forked-tongue.

Posted by: JB1000 at May 16, 2018 01:02 PM (16OL0)

219
The blue wave will be more like the wave in a tidepool that you let your kids play in when they're too young to go near real waves

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 16, 2018 01:02 PM (10vO4)

220 212. Truly, he's TGE. The family name Trump will, in later years, become the honorific bestowed upon our leaders.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 16, 2018 01:02 PM (fA1SL)

221 Steve Schmidt has created a clever catchphrase: "Everything Trump touches turns to shit."

Shit like...the McCain campaign?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 16, 2018 01:02 PM (3dsTO)

222 206
In Pennsylvania primary the (R) winner was a businessperson.

Perhaps a trend is emerging.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic


--

IMO, the reason Trump won was because he had NEVER held office.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 16, 2018 01:00 PM (7ZVPa)

============

Downgrading previous office experience for candidates is most likely a very good thing.

It gets us closer to a citizen led government that's actually of the people and by the people. Chip away at the political class every cycle.

Just don't hope that these new people stay in forever. Get even more new people to replace them after a time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 01:02 PM (CDzFo)

223 205 I'm sure a blue squall will kick up any minute now. My year-and-a-half long defeat tour informing the electorate that they were cretins not to meekly submit to my rule really resonates with the people.
Posted by: Hillary, now with Back Support at May 16, 2018 12:59 PM (ppBhU)

Right Hillary. You just have to tell people ONE MORE TIME that they are worms who will be crushed beneath your exoskeleton of revenge and everything will work out.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at May 16, 2018 01:03 PM (RD7QR)

224 Everything Steve touches turns to Schmidt.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 16, 2018 01:03 PM (5e6aE)

225 >>NXIVM child trafficking plus sex cult will haunt Dems in 2018 and beyond.


Really? I think that story has been covered about as well as the Las Vegas shooting and the GOP softball practice hooting.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 16, 2018 01:03 PM (W+vEI)

226 In Pennsylvania primary the (R) winner was a businessperson.
Perhaps a trend is emerging.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic

--
IMO, the reason Trump won was because he had NEVER held office.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 16, 2018 01:00 PM


The truly interesting thing is that this winner ( Governors race, btw ) I saw some of his advertisements on tv. I can't recall him once mentioning he was currently holding the position of State Senator.

He was pushing the business angle bigly, ignoring the political angle.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 16, 2018 01:03 PM (LOgQ4)

227 If the dems lose seats, dress up boy up north in la la land is gonna have a new wave of refugees to deal with. He will be wishing for some Nigerians.

Posted by: maddogg at May 16, 2018 01:03 PM (o2MD2)

228 195 They're taking aim at the pharmaceutical industry?
Let me guess, they're going to talk endlessly about the opiod
"epidemic." What they won't talk about is the DEA's utter failure to shut down shady doctors and in some cases, the DEA turned a blind eye to it. But the Dems, of course, will never admit the government failed at something.
_______________________________________________

You're right. State governments are driving to get a multi-billion dollar settlement from Big Pharma like they did for Big Tobacco back in the 1990s.

Those tobacco settlements were used to fund a ton of liberal programs that the public would have never allowed if taxes were used.

The current drug crisis is the result of liberal state governments that think drug arrests feed the "prison industrial complex," the legalization of marijuana, the repeal of the Rockefeller Drug Laws in New York and the failure of the education system.

I know firsthand how this drug disaster came about. It is disgraceful and outrageous.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 16, 2018 01:03 PM (ATVNj)

229 Wagner the garbage man just needs not to step on his dick. He looks like he has a temper, which doesn't bother me but will the fence sitters. Wolfe is a shitbag. It will be close either way cuz Filthadelphia.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2018 01:03 PM (KnK6d)

230 It's no only a great song - check out the video!
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4rg3
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I like the hot chick and giant lab rat. Awesome.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 16, 2018 01:03 PM (UiRxW)

231 Is that money Michigan St just has in its back pocket? (Not being snarky, I'm always shocked how much tax free dollars this indoctrination centers are sitting on.)
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 16, 2018 12:47 PM (72PAC)

It wouldn't surprise me. Plus they probably carry some manner of insurance that helps cover the cost.

MSU isn't close to lefty U of M.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at May 16, 2018 01:04 PM (J70i0)

232 http://bit.ly/2rKUc1U
+++++

Tracybeanz on Twitter: "16. In the next release in this batch, we have a letter to Glenn Simpson and his attorney regarding a "walk in source within the Trump campign" as Simpson testified to the Senate. First picture comes from Simpson testimony. Link

Posted by: Schneidermans Brown Slave at May 16, 2018 01:04 PM (y3aQB)

233 Steve Schmidt has created a clever catchphrase: "Everything Trump touches turns to shit

Isn't that Schmidt's claim to fame?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 16, 2018 01:04 PM (rdl6o)

234 Yeah I don't think we've seen the last of the Roy Moore-ings. Why would the Dems and their media branch, having seen how easily they took a seat from friggin' ALABAMA, leave this tool on the shelf in "critical" mid-terms?


Recall that about 28 seconds into the crisis, the top GOP leadership called for Moore to disappear. Contrast that with, just for an ongoing example, the Dems' refusal to dump a guy (Cardenas?) with credible (as in, actually credible, not Moore "credible") allegations of sexual misconduct in his recent past.


One *possible* ticking time bomb that might actually emerge - the House details of payoffs in sexual misconduct cases. Which probably stands as the most politically explosive bit of *public* information not yet leaked or released in all US history.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2018 01:04 PM (QDnY+)

235 Trump is correct: any elected Republican will vote with Republicans more often than an elected Democrat.

Also with a newly elected Pubbie the opportunity to apprise him of the advantages of moving to the right exist whereas they would not if said person were an elected Demmicrat.

Posted by: gNewt at May 16, 2018 01:04 PM (4VAdr)

236 The opposition research machine has been well greased and is now grinding away. If a candidate even got a little stiff from looking at a chick somewhere below 25 years old it's going to be on CNN for weeks before the election.

The question is, will Republicans follow the Roy Moore rule?

1. Treat all allegations as fact, even the ones that are debunked.
2. Completely abandon any candidate accused of a sexual impropriety.
3. Tell voters the liberal, pro-abortion Democrat is "the only moral choice."

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 16, 2018 01:05 PM (O7MnT)

237 Isn't the Omnibus crap sandwich the GOPe left Trump to sign back in March going to expire prior to the midterms?

If so, and the GOPers try it again - that could hurt turnout for Generic Republican in November.

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2018 01:05 PM (EzdLW)

238 219
The blue wave will be more like the wave in a tidepool that you let your kids play in when they're too young to go near real waves
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 16, 2018 01:02 PM (10vO4)

============

You know that everyone was thinking this would be a repeat of 2006 or 2010.

If you thought Trump winning the election broke some people, 18 and 20 will be worse.

At this point, all save the Hillary true believers admit she was terrible. Free of her at the top of the ticket, they should win, right?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 01:05 PM (CDzFo)

239 That's

Super Bowl Winning Filthadelphia.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 16, 2018 01:05 PM (oGRue)

240 "Their message is you're a racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, sexist, ignorant bigot!



Posted by: Concerned People's Front"
That really is the truth. Dems from top to bottom openly say these things quite openly anymore. I don't understand how more people don't pick uo on the hate directed at them by our betters. I suppose they always think they are talking about somebody else.

Posted by: Ripley at May 16, 2018 01:05 PM (MxEKc)

241 I don't understand how the Left keeps bitching about the media when most Demoncrat politicians are quite literally MARRIED TO people in the media.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 16, 2018 01:06 PM (9De+S)

242 I blame Russian hacking into RCP's poll machines.

Posted by: josephistan at May 16, 2018 01:06 PM (7HtZB)

243 Coup cucks clan? Someone needs to get credit for that, stat.

Posted by: Mega at May 16, 2018 01:06 PM (apDjR)

244 Ah yes, here it is.

"Drugs for Dollars: How Medicaid Helps Fuel the Opioid Epidemic"

It's an interesting point, too. Medicaid expansion = more access to the sweet, sweet pain meds. And then the really awkward part:

"As drug use and addiction worsen, Obama has been closing down critical
measures of the drug problem and measures of the success or failure of
federal policy - studies of hospital emergency episodes and other health data that track drug involvement, even criminal justice measures of drug use among those committing violent crimes - are being cut in the latest budgets of
the President. This will effectively blind policy makers and once
weakened or dismantled, these public health and related systems will
take years to resuscitate. The Administration expresses concern about
the growing drug epidemics while it is breaking the tools that track
them.



Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 16, 2018 01:06 PM (VgKNm)

245 I know that Trump promised never again, regarding the Omnibus crap. But if GOPe opposes him on it when it's time for a new budget, could be shooting themselves in the foot

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2018 01:06 PM (EzdLW)

246
He will be wishing for some Nigerians.

Posted by: maddogg


All the Nigerians I've met have been far more pleasant and valuable than any Leftist.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (tXwFD)

247 Congrats on your Super Bowl. You still need 5 more to catch up.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (KnK6d)

248 And now a musical interlude

https://youtu.be/POWsFzSFLCE

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (5e6aE)

249 Moron Robbie, are you talking about Obama's "you don't need sugery, just take a pain pill" approach?

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (RWNc6)

250
In Pennsylvania primary the (R) winner was a businessperson. Perhaps a trend is emerging.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic

The democratic incumbent he is running against is a rabid anti-Trumper with connections to the Clintons in NY.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (10vO4)

251 Thank you, Moron Robbie.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (ATVNj)

252 RCP reports that the Dem PA primary winners are trending further to left of their rivals. What kind of message could they bring to the midterms? Dems are attempting to mainstream what was considered insanity and taboo in 01 BO Before Obama.

Posted by: sOME mORON at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (ICWiF)

253 don't understand how the Left keeps bitching about the media when most Demoncrat politicians are quite literally MARRIED TO people in the media.

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You like all of your wife's friends?

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (mk7Bj)

254 234 Yeah I don't think we've seen the last of the Roy Moore-ings. Why would the Dems and their media branch, having seen how easily they took a seat from friggin' ALABAMA, leave this tool on the shelf in "critical" mid-terms?

Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2018 01:04 PM (QDnY+)

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A lot of the hand-wave analysis of that race leaves out how Moore won previous state wide elections in Alabama.

Yes, he did win some, but they were always barely wins. He was a terrible candidate and won slightly fewer percentage points in the Senate race than he generally won in his others.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (CDzFo)

255 Sparty has a $3B endowment fund, but a lot of that may be tied up in restricted funds.

So,
the school will raid the endowment fund for whatever money they can,
use some of the income from their athletic departments TV/broadcast
contracts, increased tuition or "student fees" and a loan from the state
of Michigan (taxpayers) to pay it off.

My guess, lawyers get
theirs in a lump sum today, victims will get theirs spread out over a
20-25 year period. Can't have MSU miss out on the Rose Bowl or NCAA
B-Ball tourney.


Posted by: Ashle Judd's Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at May 16, 2018 01:01 PM (fdTrp)

Ughh. $500M is big number.

MSU was on my child's shortlist for college.
Had a real nice visit. School looked awesome.

What does it mean for a prospective student?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (ymnmz)

256 Why am I being completely bypassed by this opioid epidemic?

Posted by: eleven at May 16, 2018 01:08 PM (+lOpA)

257 172 96 I suspect another, more populated "caravan right before midterms. The last "caravan" was a dry run. They were probing our defenses. The next "caravan" will be massive and the Dems will have their media ducks lined up, with dead children, wailing mothers, outraged
attorneys. . .

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 16, 2018 12:41 PM"

No, not a chance. You think that way because you are an effective, organized, rational person, and that's what someone like you would do.

But never forget that Mexico is one of the most irrational and dysfunctional places in this hemisphere, and they are genetically incapable of intentionally organizing anything on that scale, especially not on a schedule that involves things like actual times and dates. If they tried to do it, it might show up sometime around the end of 2019, but maybe not.

The first "caravan" happened because some starving Indian tribesman happened to wander across the southern border, and some rich westerner found out about it and sent them food and water money to keep on going. The Mexican government did the only thing it is good at, which is doing nothing at all except drinking tequila and taking long siestas. That's all they'll continue to do, you can make book on that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 01:08 PM (k1TUh)

258 And now, the poetry corner featuring Rudyard Kipling.

It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late
With long arrears to make good,
When the English began to hate.

They were not easily moved,
They were icy-willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the English began to hate.

Their voices were even and low,
Their eyes were level and straight.
There was neither sign nor show,
When the English began to hate.

It was not preached to the crowd,
It was not taught by the State.
No man spoke it aloud,
When the English began to hate.

It was not suddenly bred,
It will not swiftly abate,
Through the chill years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the English began to hate.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 16, 2018 01:08 PM (+y/Ru)

259 Wait a minute - in my euphoria I forgot something. The Dems will run out scandals. Scandal after scandal. They will smear Republicans with these scandals. The MSM will only talk about these scandals. The LIVs, those fools, will only listen to the scandals. They will be putty in the hands of the MSM and then the Blue Wave the impeachment, the conviction, the execution and then Hillary as president, cackling as darkness falls across the land.

Doom. Despair. Ennui. Languor.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - You Gotta Have Art! Francesci Frescos Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 16, 2018 01:08 PM (hLRSq)

260 "Wolfe is a shitbag"

Every time I think about moving to Pennsylvania I think about how the people elected Wolfe. Then I think about a Democrat Led Supreme Court that redrew districts in favor of Democrats. Then I think about Conor Lamb who was just elected and has said various things that prove he's anti Second Amendment.

I've already lived in a state that ate itself due to liberal Democrat politics and I'm not about to go through that again...

Posted by: Marcus T, Bunkered In at May 16, 2018 01:08 PM (VpIIl)

261 252 RCP reports that the Dem PA primary winners are trending further to left of their rivals. What kind of message could they bring to the midterms? Dems are attempting to mainstream what was considered insanity and taboo in 01 BO Before Obama.
Posted by: sOME mORON at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (ICWiF)

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The old white people aren't dead yet, no matter how much the left may wish it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 01:09 PM (CDzFo)

262 Press conference currently going on re: Dixon High School shooting. SRO officer ran towards the shooter, shot him. Unlike FL, what a novel idea.

Posted by: Farmer at May 16, 2018 01:09 PM (yJ1e6)

263 Wagner the garbage man just needs not to step on his dick. He looks like he has a temper, which doesn't bother me but will the fence sitters. Wolfe is a shitbag. It will be close either way cuz Filthadelphia.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2018 01:03 PM


Philadelphia voters are motivated big-time for presidential elections -- not so much in 'off' years. I think Wolfe is one-term.

Anyone who works for a living in the state should be concerned about what he wants to do to the state income tax.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 16, 2018 01:09 PM (LOgQ4)

264 So, Harry Reid had pancreatic cancer surgery in record time. He has a good prognosis for recovery.

How long do you think the wait for pancreatic cancer assessment/treatment is at the VA in Nevada?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 16, 2018 01:09 PM (ATVNj)

265 Centre County

Posted by: Roxanne, Roxanne

Philipsburg Sandy Ridge?

Posted by: wrg500 at May 16, 2018 01:09 PM (Bdeb0)

266 225 >>NXIVM child trafficking plus sex cult will haunt Dems in 2018 and beyond.


Really? I think that story has been covered about as well as the Las Vegas shooting and the GOP softball practice hooting.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 16, 2018 01:03 PM (W+vEI

It's only the beginning.

Posted by: Monk at May 16, 2018 01:09 PM (PA57R)

267
205 I'm sure a blue squall will kick up any minute now. My
year-and-a-half long defeat tour informing the electorate that they were
cretins not to meekly submit to my rule really resonates with the
people.

Posted by: Hillary, now with Back Support at May 16, 2018 12:59 PM (ppBhU)



Um, that's just a scotch fart you let loose.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Pufy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at May 16, 2018 01:10 PM (fdTrp)

268 @244 Not surprising. Create the problem, moan about it, get money for it, never solve it so the money keeps flowing-it's the liberal way.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 16, 2018 01:10 PM (RWNc6)

269 Him: Do you like Kipling?

Her: I don't know. I've never been Kippled.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 16, 2018 01:10 PM (ATVNj)

270 Is David Hogg organizing a boycott of Dixon High School yet?

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2018 01:10 PM (EzdLW)

271 BTW, we live about 6 blocks from the high school. That's a little close to home.

Posted by: Farmer at May 16, 2018 01:11 PM (yJ1e6)

272 I don't give a shit. Build the fucking wall, idiots.

Posted by: wth at May 16, 2018 01:12 PM (HgMAr)

273
Press conference currently going on re: Dixon High School shooting. SRO officer ran towards the shooter, shot him. Unlike FL, what a novel idea.

Posted by: Farmer at May 16, 2018 01:09 PM (yJ1e6)


But is his pension safe?

Posted by: Broward County Sheriff at May 16, 2018 01:12 PM (10vO4)

274 Not to worry. They have 18, working to get to 25, Republicans who are set to self-immolate over DACA-discharge.

Posted by: geoffb at May 16, 2018 01:12 PM (zOpu5)

275 David Hogg is organizing a boycott of muffins...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 16, 2018 01:12 PM (5e6aE)

276 Philadelphia voters are motivated big-time for presidential elections -- not so much in 'off' years. I think Wolfe is one-term.

Anyone who works for a living in the state should be concerned about what he wants to do to the state income tax.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic


Works in our favor.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2018 01:12 PM (KnK6d)

277 What is " a Russia"?

Posted by: Gary Johnson at May 16, 2018 01:12 PM (3t9k9)

278 MSU was on my child's shortlist for college.
Had a real nice visit. School looked awesome.

What does it mean for a prospective student?
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless


Spankings & oral sex.
Posted by: Wicked, Naughty Zoot

Posted by: rickb223 at May 16, 2018 01:12 PM (RkYsP)

279 Is David Hogg organizing a boycott of Dixon High School yet?

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2018 01:10 PM (EzdLW)


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Thank goodness he survived it, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 16, 2018 01:12 PM (VgKNm)

280 252 RCP reports that the Dem PA primary winners are trending further to left of their rivals. What kind of message could they bring to the midterms? Dems are attempting to mainstream what was considered insanity and taboo in 01 BO Before Obama.
Posted by: sOME mORON at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (ICWiF)

Even down to the local committee level. Two older guys I know from church ran as local committee members & got trounced by the SJWs that were running. These guys were older, JFK style liberals, but not crazy Leftists.

Posted by: josephistan at May 16, 2018 01:12 PM (7HtZB)

281 As to the midterms? My prediction?

The Dims pick up a few seats in the House ( Thanks Pennsylvania Judges!) but not enough to get anywhere near a majority

The GOPe picks up one or two more votes in the Senate aided by some very pro Trump candidates making the Senate majority slightly less GOPe ( but not enough to really change it overall).

Someone already wrote the Vox storytelling which will be that not winning either chamber, as well as the GOPe actually getting additional votes int the Senate is a "good thing" for progressive leftists in the "long run" as it proves that leftists ideals are "strong". CNN cheers the Democrats for being "pure" and "idealistic' and that they need to double down on this winning strategy (they wedge this in for a 30 second segment between separate two-hour bipiocs on Stormy Daniel's lawyer. Kamala -Toe Harris will be the party's nominee for 2020 and Trump will, literally, grab her by her pussy and throw her off the stage during a debate shouting "Your fired, whore!" to thunderous applause by everyone, even the Dems in the audience. Hector Elizondo Mountain Dew Camacho will be the Dem VP nominee and will, despite it being impossible, technically, actually get slightly more votes than Harris.


Posted by: Publius Redux at May 16, 2018 01:12 PM (Fb9aZ)

282 Blue Emu® > Blue Wave

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2018 01:12 PM (EzdLW)

283 239 That's

Super Bowl Winning Filthadelphia.
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 16, 2018 01:05 PM (oGRue)
247 Congrats on your Super Bowl. You still need 5 more to catch up.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (KnK6d)

we're still enjoying this one!! Philadelphia Eagles 2018 Super Bowl Champs!! Yeah baby!

Posted by: sOME mORON at May 16, 2018 01:13 PM (ICWiF)

284 The current drug crisis is the result of liberal state governments that think drug arrests feed the "prison industrial complex," the legalization of marijuana, the repeal of the Rockefeller Drug Laws in New York and the failure of the education system. "

The best part of that is that in actual fact, Liberal State Governments ARE the "Prison Industrial Complex".

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 01:13 PM (k1TUh)

285 David Hogg is boycotting bicep curls.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 16, 2018 01:13 PM (ATVNj)

286 The drug epidemic is no worse today than it has been since the beginning of THE WAR ON DRUGS.

Posted by: gNewt at May 16, 2018 01:13 PM (4VAdr)

287 Funny how in the RCP average polls of registered voters with larger sample yield lower number for Dems.

Polls. How do they work?

Posted by: Marcus T, Bunkered In at May 16, 2018 01:13 PM (VpIIl)

288 Moron Robbie, are you talking about Obama's "you don't need sugery, just take a pain pill" approach?


Posted by: pookysgirl at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (RWNc6)


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No, more of the "increase access to pain pills in communities where we're told they can't figure out how to buy a banana."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 16, 2018 01:14 PM (VgKNm)

289 Blew a seal joke > blue wave

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 16, 2018 01:14 PM (+y/Ru)

290 Even down to the local committee level. Two older guys I know from church ran as local committee members & got trounced by the SJWs that were running. These guys were older, JFK style liberals, but not crazy Leftists.
Posted by: josephistan at May 16, 2018 01:12 PM (7HtZB)

I think families outnumber the purple hair gang

Posted by: sOME mORON at May 16, 2018 01:14 PM (ICWiF)

291 David Hogg is boycotting tricep extensions.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 16, 2018 01:14 PM (ATVNj)

292
Him: Do you like Kipling?

I liked his gladiator movies

Posted by: Capt Oveur at May 16, 2018 01:14 PM (10vO4)

293 David Hogg is a virgin!!! couldn't get laid with a thousand dollar bill in his shorts in the middle of skid row at midnight. He is a simple minded poofter with the intellectual weight of a gnat turd.

Posted by: maddogg at May 16, 2018 01:15 PM (o2MD2)

294 David Hogg is riding his Bike to Dixon High School

Posted by: Schneidermans Brown Slave at May 16, 2018 01:15 PM (y3aQB)

295 244
Ah yes, here it is.

"Drugs for Dollars: How Medicaid Helps Fuel the Opioid Epidemic"

It's
an interesting point, too. Medicaid expansion = more access to the
sweet, sweet pain meds. And then the really awkward part:

"As drug use and addiction worsen, Obama has been closing down critical

measures of the drug problem and measures of the success or failure of

federal policy - studies of hospital emergency episodes and other
health data that track drug involvement, even criminal justice measures
of drug use among those committing violent crimes - are being cut in the
latest budgets of

the President. This will effectively blind policy makers and once

weakened or dismantled, these public health and related systems will

take years to resuscitate. The Administration expresses concern about

the growing drug epidemics while it is breaking the tools that track

them.




Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 16, 2018 01:06 PM (VgKNm)



As someone who lives in rural Appalachia, this is why Trump won. He was talking about this issue back when he was running for the nomination. He was far from my first pick, but it was nice to hear someone from New York City actually bring up this issue.

Oh, and in the past year, a lot of the "pain clinics" around town have started to shut down.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Pffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at May 16, 2018 01:15 PM (fdTrp)

296 Anecdotal evidence, but the few Republicans that live in my ward in Philadelphia came out to vote yesterday at a higher percentage than the democrats.

Posted by: josephistan at May 16, 2018 01:15 PM (7HtZB)

297 Well aware that Moore was a poor candidate. But simply citing this fails to take into account the state of AL. Based on what I thought I knew, even poor-candidate-Moore should have fairly easily won, without the "scandal" and especially the instantaneous shunning by nat'l GOP. Some here are locals there, I recall them saying the polling changed dramatically after the "scandal".


Point stands. Beltway GOP, esp. Senate, is quite content with the current do-nothing GOP, and to slow-walking/killing most of Trump's agenda (not all, but large parts).

Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2018 01:15 PM (QDnY+)

298 Youngest kidlet is home after spending 4 years in Peoria. She really enjoyed the courtesy and kindness, such a contrast to our more northern orientation in IL. Her joke this morning was about 'tumbleweaves' for when females start hairpulling fights. One such trophy has been sitting for almost a year.

I seem to recall country/western songs about tumbleweaves.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 16, 2018 01:15 PM (MIKMs)

299 The drug epidemic is no worse today than it has been since the beginning of THE WAR ON DRUGS.

Posted by: gNewt at May 16, 2018 01:13 PM (4VAdr)

Maybe not worse but different. Same with a lot of crime. It's all fluid.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 16, 2018 01:15 PM (MVpMt)

300 Just found out the SRO was the younger brother of a guy who we knew from our old bar hangout yrs ago. Think we met him back in the 80s.

Posted by: Farmer at May 16, 2018 01:15 PM (yJ1e6)

301 David Hogg is boycotting tricep extensions.

Poster Child for 'The Age of the Twink.'

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 16, 2018 01:15 PM (O7MnT)

302 The biggest upside of a "red wave" would be that Paul Ryan will be high and dry.

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2018 01:15 PM (EzdLW)

303 Is David Hogg organizing a boycott of Dixon High School yet?

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2018 01:10 PM (EzdLW)

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Its gonna take him a bit to pedal there.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 16, 2018 01:15 PM (8XRCm)

304 Spankings & oral sex.
Posted by: Wicked, Naughty Zoot


**sighs**

I could really go for some of that right now.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 16, 2018 01:16 PM (kqsXK)

305 Standing by my month's old prediction of GOP keeping House and improvement in the Senate majority. Red wave much better probability than a blue one.

Since that time the circumstances have only improved. The tax law's effects are being felt and showing up in the polls, not fully as of yet. Deep State abuse is becoming more obvious and understandable by the general public.

The uptick in black support can only get better as some targeting efforts by Trump take place.
I'm hoping for a cascade effect in African American support for Trump and translating to the midterms. If this happens, then you're talking 60 in the Senate although Collins Murkowski and one or two others can be safely expected to make it effectively short of a workable supermajority.

As time goes by the undecideds will break then cascade for the GOP on economy, jobs, taxes and foreign affairs.

Amnesty could still fk it all up.

Posted by: Dirks Stewn DA 1977 at May 16, 2018 01:16 PM (kfcYC)

306 Historically the dems need a 4-5+ point advantage to stay even. Any lower and they are going to lose seats.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 16, 2018 01:16 PM (+Dllb)

307 I thought the homemade opioids were coming in thru Mexico and weren't connected to big pharma in any way

Posted by: NCKate at May 16, 2018 01:16 PM (Gjmu4)

308 Blew a seal joke

Hey! What happens in the SEAL Team stays in the SEAL Team!

Now, hand me my garter and bustier.

Posted by: SEAL Team Six at May 16, 2018 01:16 PM (ATVNj)

309 Wait a minute... something is trying to pop out of the subconscious...

Oh right! What a mash-up. Now imagine Hogg in Invader Zim as Dib seemingly getting everything he wanted until Zim throws a muffin in his face and realizes all the fame was a dream created by Zim.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 16, 2018 01:16 PM (5e6aE)

310 Michigan State also is insured so some of this settlement will come from that

Posted by: Jen the original at May 16, 2018 01:16 PM (evDmp)

311 Spankings oral sex.

Posted by: Wicked, Naughty Zoot

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**sighs**



I could really go for some of that right now.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 16, 2018 01:16 PM (kqsXK)


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Fair warning: Don't get married.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 16, 2018 01:17 PM (VgKNm)

312 297 Well aware that Moore was a poor candidate. But simply citing this fails to take into account the state of AL. Based on what I thought I knew, even poor-candidate-Moore should have fairly easily won, without the "scandal" and especially the instantaneous shunning by nat'l GOP. Some here are locals there, I recall them saying the polling changed dramatically after the "scandal".


Point stands. Beltway GOP, esp. Senate, is quite content with the current do-nothing GOP, and to slow-walking/killing most of Trump's agenda (not all, but large parts).
Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2018 01:15 PM (QDnY+)

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The point is that yes, the scandal hurt him, but the idea that it took Moore from a 20 point win to a 3 point loss is silly.

The idea that this is replicatable across 10 in the ballpark winnable Senate races is just as silly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 01:17 PM (CDzFo)

313 During the last election Wolfe constantly stated he wouldn't raise taxes. Then once he was elected it was the first thing he proposed.

How that isn't an issue with Pennsylvanians is stunning.

Posted by: Marcus T, Bunkered In at May 16, 2018 01:17 PM (VpIIl)

314 241 I don't understand how the Left keeps bitching about the media when most Demoncrat politicians are quite literally MARRIED TO people in the media.
Posted by: Hikaru at May 16, 2018 01:06 PM (9De+S)

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you must be single

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 16, 2018 01:17 PM (oGRue)

315
Spankings & oral sex.
Posted by: Wicked, Naughty Zoot

**sighs**

I could really go for some of that right now.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 16, 2018 01:16 PM (kqsXK)

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*punches MPPP

*undoes belt buckle

Posted by: fixerupper at May 16, 2018 01:17 PM (8XRCm)

316 "So, the school will raid the endowment fund for whatever money they can,
use some of the income from their athletic departments TV/broadcast
contracts, increased tuition or "student fees" and a loan from the state
of Michigan (taxpayers) to pay it off."

I've read they have insurance that is going to cover it.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 16, 2018 01:17 PM (UBzPO)

317 Don't count the chickens before they hatch, Never underestimate the stupidity of the average voter and never underestimate the gopes' ability to fuck things up.


Other than that the blue(commie) wave is in trouble.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at May 16, 2018 01:17 PM (0OmEj)

318

an ambitious, multi-faceted approach to enhancing conditions for workers both within and outside the workplace.

-
I think if they work just a bit harder, spend some more late nights and hold a few more stakeholder meetings, the Dems could make this "message" even a bit more vague.

Not Yes We Can vague, but close.

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2018 01:18 PM (BZA5F)

319 Tripe? On you said tricep. Never mind.

Hogg does look like tripe though.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 16, 2018 01:18 PM (5e6aE)

320
David Hogg is boycotting tricep extensions.

Odd because every young revolutionary needs strong triceps for scaling fences

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 16, 2018 01:18 PM (10vO4)

321 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 16, 2018 01:17 PM (UBzPO)


No entity has a 500 million dollar policy.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 16, 2018 01:19 PM (MVpMt)

322 307 I thought the homemade opioids were coming in thru Mexico and weren't connected to big pharma in any way
Posted by: NCKate at May 16, 2018 01:16 PM (Gjmu4)

China is sending over massive amounts of Fentanyl, which is causing most of the deaths and overdoses because everything from heroin to pills are being cut with it. It's coming through Mexico and Canada.

Posted by: Monk at May 16, 2018 01:19 PM (PA57R)

323 Odd because every young revolutionary needs strong triceps for scaling fences
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 16, 2018 01:18 PM (10vO4)

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Huh..?? Lattismus Dorsi!!

Do you SPEAK it Mother F****r???

Posted by: fixerupper at May 16, 2018 01:19 PM (8XRCm)

324 293 David Hogg is a virgin!!! couldn't get laid with a thousand dollar bill in his shorts in the middle of skid row at midnight. He is a simple minded poofter with the intellectual weight of a gnat turd.
Posted by: maddogg at May 16, 2018 01:15 PM (o2MD2)

I saw The Gnat Turds open for Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett at the Garden 2015.

Posted by: sOME mORON at May 16, 2018 01:19 PM (ICWiF)

325 Ughh. $500M is big number.

MSU was on my child's shortlist for college.
Had a real nice visit. School looked awesome.

What does it mean for a prospective student?


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 16, 2018 01:07 PM (ymnmz)


Your tuition just went up about a $1000.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scmper, nee MrCaniac at May 16, 2018 01:19 PM (fdTrp)

326 David Hogg is growing up to become Pajama boy. Put him into a onesie with a cup of coco and transformation is complete.

Posted by: maddogg at May 16, 2018 01:19 PM (o2MD2)

327 And the scariest thing about Obama's "pain pill until you die, hopefully quickly" approach is that he was talking about his own grandmother. Not one of 300,000,000 strangers.

Granted she was white and therefore a racist and deserved to die screaming but still.

Posted by: Mega at May 16, 2018 01:20 PM (apDjR)

328 sounds like the new "recovery summer"

Posted by: jihadi at May 16, 2018 01:20 PM (blf2l)

329 Oh right! What a mash-up. Now imagine Hogg in Invader Zim as Dib seemingly getting everything he wanted until Zim throws a muffin in his face and realizes all the fame was a dream created by Zim.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 16, 2018 01:16 PM (5e6aE)

Imma sing the doom song now

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 16, 2018 01:20 PM (mk7Bj)

330 Farmer - wife and I drove through Dixon many years ago, loved the town, stayed in an old old Hotel called the Nauquona or something. I'm sure it's long gone by now, which is too bad. People growing up today will never know what they missed in the charm of places like that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 01:20 PM (k1TUh)

331 Somebody else you're not as good as:

But the scientists go on to make an even more extraordinary claim concerning octopuses, which seem to have evolved on Earth quite rapidly something like 270 million years ago, 250 million years after the Cambrian explosion.

The paper states: "The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes more than is present in Homo sapiens.

"Its large brain and sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies, instantaneous camouflage via the ability to switch colour and shape are just a few of the striking features that appear suddenly on the evolutionary scene."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 16, 2018 01:20 PM (+y/Ru)

332 mpppp,

I once saw Christopher Plummer say that Julie Andrews didn't have pubic hair. She had daisies.

Posted by: JAS at May 16, 2018 01:20 PM (ii30j)

333 The MFM could switch gears today and cover issues but 5 months isn't enough time for people to forget the raving hysterics of the Left for the past two years.

Besides, what are they going to cover that would help the Dems? Higher taxes, gun control and how much more important illegals are than taxpaying citizens?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 16, 2018 01:20 PM (UBzPO)

334 327 And the scariest thing about Obama's "pain pill until you die, hopefully quickly" approach is that he was talking about his own grandmother. Not one of 300,000,000 strangers.

Granted she was white and therefore a racist and deserved to die screaming but still.
Posted by: Mega at May 16, 2018 01:20 PM (apDjR)

============

He was just repeating what she told him.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 01:20 PM (CDzFo)

335 "the trickle of an adorable kitten relieving herself on a sugar cookie shaped like a daffodil."
This is some good quality Ace here. I couldn't even read on, I was laughing so hard!

Posted by: Chris M at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (eAZVt)

336 Is anyone else a little uneasy with the news that Gina Haspel may be a protege of the execrable Jihadi John Brennan?

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (jjaLl)

337 293 David Hogg is a virgin!!! couldn't get laid with a thousand dollar bill in his shorts in the middle of skid row at midnight. He is a simple minded poofter with the intellectual weight of a gnat turd.
Posted by: maddogg at May 16, 2018 01:15 PM (o2MD2)

I was thinking woman's prison with a fist full of pardons but yours works also

Posted by: wrg500 at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (Bdeb0)

338
African American support for Democrats has dropped 20 percent since January.









That sound you hear is the commie cocksuckers in the Donk party caterwauling in private about how those black ingrates are screwing the Party that cares oh so much about them.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (eXA4G)

339 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 16, 2018 01:20 PM (+y/Ru)

It was God's do over of the squid. He didn't quite like that creation.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (MVpMt)

340 Hands, as I've been whining for over a year, the appropriations process - only the most important thing, EVERY year, in DC for many decades - has to be re-politicized, re-weaponized.


Trump was "forced" sign a bad CR back in March, and vowed to never do so again. He's since made a few comments about not being "forced" to do so in the fall.


But it doesn't happen in the fall. It happens now, if it happens at all. You politicize things, demand regular order. You confront the Hill GOP, make them confront the Dems and their own to restore regular order, start having meaningful votes again. Otherwise, you *do* face the same stupid situation in the fall.


Far as I can tell, on current trajectory, we're looking at another stupid and artificial "shut down" crisis in the fall, September/early October. Which will allow 100% of Dems/GOP from competitive districts to continue to hide. No votes on border security or other big issues.


Trump's only chance of changing the GOP, which is his most important challenge, vanishes to almost nothing if appropriations continue to be de-politicized (one gigantic CR, no accountability on key issues, for anybody).

Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (QDnY+)

341 Triceps and biceps are oppressive tools of our hyper-masculine rape culture that fosters incremental violence which ultimately culminates in gun violence.

Posted by: David Hogg at May 16, 2018 01:22 PM (ATVNj)

342 282
Blue Emu® > Blue Wave

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2018 01:12 PM (EzdLW)


Damn right it is.

Posted by: Johnny Bench at May 16, 2018 01:22 PM (fdTrp)

343 340 Trump's only chance of changing the GOP, which is his most important challenge, vanishes to almost nothing if appropriations continue to be de-politicized (one gigantic CR, no accountability on key issues, for anybody).
Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (QDnY+)

===============

Separate bills for each departments.

I can dream, can't I?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 01:22 PM (CDzFo)

344 Whoa... late to the thread... as evidenced by allusions to Julie Andrews pubic hair... of which I have no knowledge...

Posted by: kraken at May 16, 2018 01:22 PM (zSVEm)

345 see Maxine Waters, Eddie Bernice Johnson, and the rest of the CBC.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 12:51 PM (k1TUh)
---
This bullshit is no longer flying with my ladies. One of 'em still hates the Trumpster, but she flatly refused to vote for the Democrat candidates. Knows better than that.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 16, 2018 01:22 PM (UiRxW)

346 Big deal. Once the OIG report comes in and Mueller folds up his operation, there wont be much of a Dem Party to run against

Posted by: rockysan99 at May 16, 2018 01:23 PM (m7LQK)

347 336 Is anyone else a little uneasy with the news that Gina Haspel may be a protege of the execrable Jihadi John Brennan?
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (jjaLl)



yeah

Posted by: maddogg at May 16, 2018 01:23 PM (o2MD2)

348 Reminder that massive voter fraud took place in Alabama that the Moore campaign wanted to expose. The dem candidate,Doug Jones, got 92% of the Hillary turnout from 2016 in a runoff. Also the national GOPe through Roy Moore under the bus and ran him over 12 times a day. I'm pretty sure he is close to bankrupt from that shit.

Posted by: Monk at May 16, 2018 01:23 PM (PA57R)

349 Blue Emu > Blue Wave

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2018 01:12 PM (EzdLW)

Emu > Our Military.

*cries*

Posted by: Australia at May 16, 2018 01:23 PM (72PAC)

350 Somebody else you're not as good as:

But the scientists go on to make an even more extraordinary claim concerning octopuses, which seem to have evolved on Earth quite rapidly something like 270 million years ago, 250 million years after the Cambrian explosion.

The paper states: "The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes more than is present in Homo sapiens.

"Its large brain and sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies, instantaneous camouflage via the ability to switch colour and shape are just a few of the striking features that appear suddenly on the evolutionary scene."


--

Yeah, but at least I can have sex more than once before going senile and dying.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 16, 2018 01:24 PM (mk7Bj)

351 336 Is anyone else a little uneasy with the news that Gina Haspel may be a protege of the execrable Jihadi John Brennan?
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (jjaLl)

I thought Trump was trying to sink the deep state not promote it. My mistake.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 16, 2018 01:24 PM (H8QX8)

352 181, 207 - they tried pulling this shit in AZ to turn the gubernatorial election in Nov. Where they miscalculated is a grass roots movement called #purpleforparents pushed back really hard. Now school choice, homeschool option and indoctrination are front and center. Commie ed unions aren't even hiding it. P4PAZ is trying to reach out to NC, OK and even CO. The Ed agitprop seems to have shitmidas effect.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 16, 2018 01:24 PM (hRPGI)

353 Granted she was white and therefore a racist and deserved to die screaming but still.
Posted by: Mega at May 16, 2018 01:20 PM (apDjR)

You press down with the pillow to muffle the screams. Sheesh don't you bitter-clingers know anything?

Posted by: Obama the Magnificent, Prince of Chicago, Emperor of Hawaii at May 16, 2018 01:24 PM (hLRSq)

354 Octopi are pretty tasty.....

Posted by: kraken at May 16, 2018 01:24 PM (zSVEm)

355 "China is sending over massive amounts of Fentanyl, which is causing most of the deaths and overdoses because everything from heroin to pills are being cut with it. It's coming through Mexico and Canada."

This will sound harsh, and I am not advocating it, but for the sake of discussion - what would be the downside of allowing China to send in all the fentanyl they want? Analytically, it seems to me like a self limiting problem.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 01:25 PM (k1TUh)

356 mpppp,

I once saw Christopher Plummer say that Julie Andrews didn't have pubic hair. She had daisies.



Posted by: JAS at May 16, 2018 01:20 PM (ii30j)


LOL!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 16, 2018 01:25 PM (kqsXK)

357 I've read they have insurance that is going to cover it.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 16, 2018 01:17 PM (UBzPO)


Most large government entities are "self insured". i.e., taxpayers pay.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at May 16, 2018 01:25 PM (fdTrp)

358
ISSUE: 60,000 yearly opioid deaths

PROG SOLUTION: Free needles. Safe space to shoot up.


ISSUE: 150 yearly deaths from "rifles" Some probably assault.

PROG SOLUTION: BAN & CONFISCATE ALL SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARMS IMMEDIATELY. REPEAL THE SECOND AMENDMENT. DECLARE THE NRA A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION WITH CHILDREN'S BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 16, 2018 01:25 PM (8XRCm)

359 >>>"We're turning the state the right shade of red tonight," she added.

That is all good news. Infest the Democrat party with more extreme leftists.

*rubs hands with glee*

Posted by: Max Power at May 16, 2018 01:25 PM (q177U)

360
African American support for Democrats has dropped 20 percent since January.
Maybe democrats defending the FBI that was trying to frame a guy for a crime he didn't commit doesn't sit to well with African Americans

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 16, 2018 01:26 PM (10vO4)

361 Separate bills for each departments.


Paul Ryno promised that this is how budgets would be done when he was speaker.
Guess how much that promise turned out to be worth.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 16, 2018 01:26 PM (O7MnT)

362 Latisimus Dorsai?

There was another novel?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 16, 2018 01:26 PM (5e6aE)

363 Interesting that polls that probably oversample Democrats are showing Millienials declining support for Dems.

Just speculating here. Maybe some of them are finally getting decent jobs for the first time. The older cohort of Millenials was just entering the workforce at the time of the mortgage crash and suffered through subsequent chronic lack of well paying jobs, which persisted throughout Obama. And they were convinced by the MSM and Hollywood it was Capitalism's fault.

Now the reality of a growing market economy is benefitting them, and it turns out they like making money, and moving away from mom and dad. And some of them (only 10% ? ) are starting to like the new reality and see that the Dems don't like it.

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2018 01:26 PM (EzdLW)

364 You notice how it's the complete opposite of Obama--where people claimed they "liked him personally", but didn't like his policies? Now, voters claim they "don't like" Trump, but think he's doing a great job.

But did people really like Obama--and hate Trump---Or do they just tell pollsters that?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 16, 2018 01:26 PM (7uYFy)

365 That sound you hear is the commie cocksuckers in the Donk party caterwauling in private about how those black ingrates are screwing the Party that cares oh so much about them.

"Black ingrates" is what they'll say in public. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 16, 2018 01:26 PM (kqsXK)

366
Odd because every young revolutionary needs strong triceps for scaling fences



Scaling fences is mostly lats and a little biceps.

Triceps are for punching people, which Hogglett will never do more than once.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 16, 2018 01:26 PM (fuK7c)

367 "Its large brain and sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies, instantaneous camouflage via the ability to switch colour and shape are just a few of the striking features that appear suddenly on the evolutionary scene."



Shape-shifter octopi? Are they of the tribe?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - You Gotta Have Art! Francesci Frescos Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 16, 2018 01:26 PM (hLRSq)

368 359 >>>"We're turning the state the right shade of red tonight," she added.

That is all good news. Infest the Democrat party with more extreme leftists.

*rubs hands with glee*
Posted by: Max Power at May 16, 2018 01:25 PM (q177U)

============

What conservatives said after the Democrats nominated Obama for $100, Alex.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 01:26 PM (CDzFo)

369 Somebody else you're not as good as:



But the scientists go on to make an even more extraordinary claim
concerning octopuses, which seem to have evolved on Earth quite rapidly
something like 270 million years ago, 250 million years after the
Cambrian explosion.



The paper states: "The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering
level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes more than is
present in Homo sapiens.



"Its large brain and sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes,
flexible bodies, instantaneous camouflage via the ability to switch
colour and shape are just a few of the striking features that appear
suddenly on the evolutionary scene."





--



Yeah, but at least I can have sex more than once before going senile and dying.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 16, 2018 01:24 PM (mk7Bj)



Plus, the assholes are stuck under water. Who's the geniuses now, smart guys?

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 16, 2018 01:27 PM (jjaLl)

370 I think the black population is slowly starting to figure this out.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2018 01:27 PM (KnK6d)

371
Is anyone else a little uneasy with the news that Gina Haspel may be a protege of the execrable Jihadi John Brennan? Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (jjaLl)

I'm not because she doesn't seem political.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 16, 2018 01:27 PM (10vO4)

372
The gerrymandered districts are so high that incumbents win 90%+ of the time. Of course alot of pansy gop have dropped out already. But the purple districts are pretty few to create a wave, but not a house switch. Black demographic not voting or switching by 5% could make a big difference.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 16, 2018 01:27 PM (r+sAi)

373 Yeah, but at least I can have sex more than once before going senile and dying.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 16, 2018 01:24 PM (mk7Bj)


Eh, it's not that great.

Posted by: John McCain at May 16, 2018 01:27 PM (kqsXK)

374 336 Is anyone else a little uneasy with the news that Gina Haspel may be a protege of the execrable Jihadi John Brennan?
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (jjaLl)



yeah
Posted by: maddogg at May 16, 2018 01:23 PM (o2MD2)

yup

Posted by: JoeF. at May 16, 2018 01:28 PM (7uYFy)

375 Is anyone else a little uneasy with the news that Gina Haspel may be a protege of the execrable Jihadi John Brennan?
----------

I will say:

A. Yes but I hope its not true.

and

2. There is a lot of unverifiable fake news designed specifically to demoralize Trump supporters. This could very easily be that.

Posted by: Mega at May 16, 2018 01:28 PM (apDjR)

376 Yeah, but at least I can have sex more than once before going senile and dying.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 16, 2018 01:24 PM (mk7Bj)

According to Japanese entertainment....

Posted by: Mikey NTH - You Gotta Have Art! Francesci Frescos Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 16, 2018 01:29 PM (hLRSq)

377 Is anyone else a little uneasy with the news that Gina Haspel may be a protege of the execrable Jihadi John Brennan? Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (jjaLl)

I don't know who you can nominate to that position that doesn't have some sort of ties to the deep state.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 16, 2018 01:29 PM (mk7Bj)

378 Is anyone else a little uneasy with the news that Gina Haspel may be a protege of the execrable Jihadi John Brennan?

=

I believe the positive assessment of Haspel citing Clapper and Brennan came from the White House press release. Games ?

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2018 01:29 PM (bUjCl)

379 http://bit.ly/2IK1r4e
+++++
Mark Meadows on Twitter: "DOJ leadership has obstructed Congressional oversight for long enough. @Jim_Jordan @RepDeSantis and I asked POTUS to instruct the DOJ to release ALL relevant documents on potential FISA abuse, the initial investigation of the Trump campaign, and more. Give Americans the truth.

Posted by: Schneidermans Brown Slave at May 16, 2018 01:29 PM (y3aQB)

380 just a few of the striking features that appear

suddenly on the evolutionary scene."


Plus they taste good cooked properly.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 16, 2018 01:29 PM (r+sAi)

381 The drug epidemic is no worse today than it has been since the beginning of THE WAR ON DRUGS.

Posted by: gNewt at May 16, 2018 01:13 PM (4VAdr)

Maybe not worse but different. Same with a lot of crime. It's all fluid.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth
__________________________


Agreed. This current "epidemic" is a political distraction or ploy by local and state politicos to either obtain more federal money or to get votes.
Not to solve the drug problem.

The drug problem could be bottlenecked by stopping the illicit flow from China and the Cartels. And locally by letting the local cops (who know where the big pushers are and the politicos who avert their eyes) have a go at it.


Posted by: gNewt at May 16, 2018 01:29 PM (4VAdr)

382 Senate Intelligence Committee backs 2017 intel report that formally accused Russia of trying to interfere in US presidential election.

Posted by: Tami at May 16, 2018 01:29 PM (Enq6K)

383 The paper states: "The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes more than is present in Homo sapiens. "

I remember seeing some nature channel (or something) piece on How Life will Continue to Evolve in the Future, and it was really pretty good, except then they got to 5 million years in the future and they had this animated sequence of giant octopi swinging through the trees.

Maybe that was the reason is was only ever shown once.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 01:29 PM (k1TUh)

384 "striking features that appear suddenly on the evolutionary scene."

Almost as if the was just created somehow.

Posted by: Queequeg the Harpooner at May 16, 2018 01:29 PM (9X60i)

385 >>>It will be the REEEEEEEE heard round the world!

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 16, 2018 12:30 PM (Db5sc)

That's the Karma Train pulling into the station, festooned with floral adornments and glittering satin red MAGA merch.

Posted by: Max Power at May 16, 2018 01:30 PM (q177U)

386 336 Is anyone else a little uneasy with the news that Gina Haspel may be a protege of the execrable Jihadi John Brennan?

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (jjaLl)

Apparently, Rand Paul is.

Posted by: Tami at May 16, 2018 01:30 PM (Enq6K)

387 Paul Ryno promised that this is how budgets would be done when he was speaker. Guess how much that promise turned out to be worth. Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 16, 2018 01:26 PM (O7MnT)
=====

All those years on the Budget Committee, Ways and Means, and VP candidate. His response, 'it's complicated'.

No, it is not.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 16, 2018 01:30 PM (MIKMs)

388 Mark Meadows on Twitter: "DOJ leadership has obstructed Congressional oversight for long enough. @Jim_Jordan @RepDeSantis and I asked POTUS to instruct the DOJ to release ALL relevant documents on potential FISA abuse, the initial investigation of the Trump campaign, and more. Give Americans the truth.
Posted by: Schneidermans Brown Slave at May 16, 2018 01:29 PM (y3aQB)

Paging JackStraw. Is this just posturing or is this a thing that will actually happen?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 16, 2018 01:30 PM (72PAC)

389 Well there's a lot of discontent with Trump in the newsrooms of WaPo and NYT and amongst the various progressive pussies at the TV networks.

But amongst the general public? Eh--not so much. They are happy with their crumbs.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 16, 2018 01:31 PM (Sda6L)

390 Well, Gina Haspel, on the jump, is an improvement over Brennan, as Nikki Haley is an improvement over the other....

Posted by: kraken at May 16, 2018 01:31 PM (zSVEm)

391 Gina Haspel, She-Wolf of the CIA?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 16, 2018 01:31 PM (5e6aE)

392 343
340 Trump's only chance of changing the GOP, which is his most important
challenge, vanishes to almost nothing if appropriations continue to be
de-politicized (one gigantic CR, no accountability on key issues, for
anybody).

Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (QDnY+)



===============



Separate bills for each departments.



I can dream, can't I?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 01:22 PM (CDzFo)

And zero-based budgeting

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 16, 2018 01:31 PM (jxbfJ)

393 African American support for Democrats has dropped 20 percent since January.
----
I can attest to this. Hispanics, too. I'm white, but I don't play nice with white women, so I get all kinds of opinions from other races. No one can deny TGE is WINNING.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 16, 2018 01:31 PM (UiRxW)

394 I hope the Dems run to the left of Comrade Bernie. Go full out looney left. Only complete idiots could lose to that nationwide..oh wait...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2018 01:31 PM (OLCnA)

395 389 Well there's a lot of discontent with Trump in the newsrooms of WaPo and NYT and amongst the various progressive pussies at the TV networks.

But amongst the general public? Eh--not so much. They are happy with their crumbs.
Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 16, 2018 01:31 PM (Sda6L)

=============

My own crumbs?!?!

I demand the crumbs of the rich!

Posted by: Leftists at May 16, 2018 01:31 PM (CDzFo)

396 Look, when Congressional Criminal Caucus member Barbara Lee decides to rid herself of her Confederate-racist (or perhaps Asian-culturally-appropriated) surname, we'll talk.

And her coconspirator Shiela Jackson Lee needs to ditch the latter two thirds of her moniker. Before there was 'I Want You Back', there was the Trail of Tears.



Posted by: JEM at May 16, 2018 01:32 PM (PGaB5)

397 Trump put a lot of persuasion poison pills out there during the election when he had the megaphone.

Reminding black people that they got NOTHING from Democrats even after eight years of miracle lightworker brother Obama could be enough to demoralize a whole bunch from ever voting for a Democrat again.

Posted by: Mega at May 16, 2018 01:32 PM (apDjR)

398 392 Separate bills for each departments.



I can dream, can't I?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 01:22 PM (CDzFo)

And zero-based budgeting
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 16, 2018 01:31 PM (jxbfJ)

===========

What did I just do in my pants?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 01:32 PM (CDzFo)

399
Is anyone else a little uneasy with the news that Gina Haspel may be a protege of the execrable Jihadi John Brennan? Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (jjaLl)


Brennan and the deep state may be pushing the protege narrative to sour Trump supporters on her.I don't put anything past these people anymore.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 16, 2018 01:32 PM (10vO4)

400 I remember seeing some nature channel (or something) piece on How Life
will Continue to Evolve in the Future, and it was really pretty good,
except then they got to 5 million years in the future and they had this
animated sequence of giant octopi swinging through the trees.



Good. They kicked the shit out of those dirty apes.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2018 01:32 PM (KnK6d)

401 I trust Pompeo to be loyal to Trump, and Haspel is Pompeo's choice.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 01:32 PM (k1TUh)

402 This will sound harsh, and I am not advocating it,
but for the sake of discussion - what would be the downside of allowing
China to send in all the fentanyl they want? Analytically, it seems
to me like a self limiting problem.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 01:25 PM (k1TUh)


---

A big part of the problem is that no one is allowed to die anymore. Junkies can get low cost or free Lazarus injectors (think Pulp Fiction) so they can bring their buddies back after an overdose so they can keep partying the next day.

IIRC some Starbucks are making their employees train on them. Ha.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 16, 2018 01:33 PM (VgKNm)

403 We had a drug/gang/shooting problem in our town a few years ago and to the liberal mayor's credit he appointed one bad ass cop to head a task force to clean up the problem. Within one year areas that had shootings every night had none. Streets all over town were safer and cleaner.

Posted by: gNewt at May 16, 2018 01:33 PM (4VAdr)

404 >>>What conservatives said after the Democrats nominated Obama for $100, Alex.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 01:26 PM (CDzFo)

With Trump being the endgame.

Posted by: Max Power at May 16, 2018 01:33 PM (q177U)

405 So where IS Insomniac, anyway?

Posted by: kraken at May 16, 2018 01:33 PM (zSVEm)

406 404 >>>What conservatives said after the Democrats nominated Obama for $100, Alex.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 01:26 PM (CDzFo)

With Trump being the endgame.
Posted by: Max Power at May 16, 2018 01:33 PM (q177U)

============

We still have the ACA and Dodd Frank.

Call me when those are gone. Until then, I'll consider the Democratic Party pushing crazies a bad idea.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 16, 2018 01:34 PM (CDzFo)

407 Paul Ryno promised that this is how budgets would be
done when he was speaker. Guess how much that promise turned out to be
worth. Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 16, 2018 01:26 PM (O7MnT)
=====

All those years on the Budget Committee, Ways and Means, and VP candidate. His response, 'it's complicated'.

No, it is not.




Posted by: mustbequantum at May 16, 2018 01:30 PM (MIKMs)


---

You're talking about the (R) Speaker of the House who is quitting with an (R) president, and (R) majority in Congress, and during the best economy in decades, right?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 16, 2018 01:34 PM (VgKNm)

408
The paper states: "The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering
level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes more than is
present in Homo sapiens.

"Its large brain and sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes,
flexible bodies, instantaneous camouflage via the ability to switch
colour and shape are just a few of the striking features that appear
suddenly on the evolutionary scene."



Dear Penthouse....

Posted by: Curt Eichenwald at May 16, 2018 01:34 PM (EzdLW)

409 You think you're better than me?!

Posted by: Jersey Octopus at May 16, 2018 01:35 PM (+y/Ru)

410 I have 3 acres I can rent out at a premium for Dems who want to scream at the sky after the mid term.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 16, 2018 01:35 PM (hRPGI)

411 Yeah? Where is Insomniac?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 16, 2018 01:35 PM (UiRxW)

412 We had a drug/gang/shooting problem in our town a few years ago and to the liberal mayor's credit he appointed one bad ass cop to head a task force to clean up the problem. Within one year areas that had shootings every night had none. Streets all over town were safer and cleaner.

Then someone whined and got the press involved and they were run out of town on a rail.

Posted by: JEM at May 16, 2018 01:35 PM (PGaB5)

413 What was the RCP generic ballot in 2010 and 2014 this far out...

I would suspect D > 5.2%

Posted by: phreshone at May 16, 2018 01:35 PM (DpOmP)

414 And Epipens for kids with food allergies are still a couple of hundred dollars.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 16, 2018 01:35 PM (VgKNm)

415 331 Somebody else you're not as good as:

But the scientists go on to make an even more extraordinary claim concerning octopuses, which seem to have evolved on Earth quite rapidly something like 270 million years ago, 250 million years after the Cambrian explosion.

The paper states: "The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes more than is present in Homo sapiens.

"Its large brain and sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies, instantaneous camouflage via the ability to switch colour and shape are just a few of the striking features that appear suddenly on the evolutionary scene."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 16, 2018 01:20 PM (+y/Ru)

Octopi run the planet. We're just here for camouflage.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at May 16, 2018 01:35 PM (RD7QR)

416 Give the Beast some credit for at least seeing something the D's have been blind to. The MFM is no longer the pure asset they once were, but are now an albatross with very many voters. And that "many" is growing. And this is one area the Dems cannot just dictate their wishes to their allies. The fundamental drive of the MFM is ultimately its self___. And that makes it impossible for them to change their behavior. They simply MUST be the heroic Acostas speaking truth to power and exposing the iniquity of the "fascists". Unlike actual pols, their ability to weigh gain and loss is pretty weak.

Posted by: George LeS at May 16, 2018 01:35 PM (/ki+X)

417
We had a drug/gang/shooting problem in our town a few years ago and to the liberal mayor's credit he appointed one bad ass cop to head a task force to clean up the problem. Within one year areas that had shootings every night had none. Streets all over town were safer and cleaner.
Posted by: gNewt at May 16, 2018 01:33 PM (4VAdr)

-------

HEY!!! YOU cant just come in here and seize my dope and my money?? I dare you to arrest me.

It's OK. Im not going to arrest you. Im just going to make it unprofitable for you to be here. See you Thursday??

Posted by: fixerupper at May 16, 2018 01:36 PM (8XRCm)

418 Ringo Starr is the definitive authority on Octopi.....

Posted by: kraken at May 16, 2018 01:36 PM (zSVEm)

419 If Octopi are so fucking great why aren't they ruling the world instead of joos,huh?

Posted by: steevy at May 16, 2018 01:36 PM (LiyEm)

420 407 You're talking about the (R) Speaker of the House who is quitting with an (R) president, and (R) majority in Congress, and during the best economy in decades, right?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 16, 2018 01:34 PM (VgKNm)

=============

Why, no we can't send the Department of Energy's budget separately from that of the DoD. The DoE's budget may suffer.

Posted by: Paul Ryan at May 16, 2018 01:36 PM (CDzFo)

421 I just woke up so I'm not about to go read what all you other yokels said, and this will probably get willowed anyways.

I do think that there are still NeverTrump GOPe that are rooting for a Blue wave and/or working to have it happen. But from what the special elections and other minor elections to me have seemed to indicate is that when the democrats and the media attempted to nationalize these individual elections it actually motivated the Republicans to get out there and vote. And it seems after the Georgia election with Ossoff that they stopped trying to nationalize them and instead chose to rely on their voter's hatred of Trump to have enough motivation to go out and vote in elections that likely a lot of people didn't know they were even having an election that day. Well the Democrats can't rely on keeping the general election in November a secret. It is already nationalized in coverage so if things continue to go well and candidates actually support Trump it might be more difficult for the dems.

Posted by: buzzion at May 16, 2018 01:36 PM (cAnNx)

422 402
This will sound harsh, and I am not advocating it,

but for the sake of discussion - what would be the downside of allowing

China to send in all the fentanyl they want? Analytically, it seems

to me like a self limiting problem.



Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 01:25 PM (k1TUh)



---

A big part of the problem is that no one is
allowed to die anymore. Junkies can get low cost or free Lazarus
injectors (think Pulp Fiction) so they can bring their buddies back
after an overdose so they can keep partying the next day.

IIRC some Starbucks are making their employees train on them. Ha.


Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 16, 2018 01:33 PM (VgKNm)

And the associated crimes committed so junkies can feed their habit. Had my house broken into by two fine and upstanding junkies. One of whom is living off my taxpayer dollars getting 3 hots, a cot, and lots of ........ for the next 7-15 yrs.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 16, 2018 01:36 PM (jxbfJ)

423 Dear Penthouse....
Posted by: Curt Eichenwald


Home Depot neon floodlight with flash mode...oh wait, if I post a link I'll get sued.

Posted by: JEM at May 16, 2018 01:36 PM (PGaB5)

424 Apparently, Rand Paul is.

Posted by: Tami at May 16, 2018 01:30 PM (Enq6K)

Rand Paul is all over the map. I don't consider him a source for confirmation even when I think he's right.

I am disappointed in Haspel because she walked back on enhanced interrogations. Hopefully it was all for show.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 16, 2018 01:37 PM (MVpMt)

425 NSA vs CIA going on now behind closed doors. Clapper, Brennan and Admiral Rogers testifying before Senate. Q believes this will lead to Peter Strzok. Conservative Treehouse has an interesting article regarding this very thing. Strzok being a go between the FBI and CIA

Posted by: rockysan99 at May 16, 2018 01:37 PM (m7LQK)

426 What most don't realize is that there is a substantial number of people who take an almost fiendish delight in feeding bogus information to polling agencies. My friend, an older white male, always identifies himself as a 23 year old, black lesbian who identifies with every progressive cause. Political science lives and breathes polling data but if people feed garbage into the polls, garbage comes out.

Posted by: Jay Dee at May 16, 2018 01:37 PM (xyBta)

427 You're talking about the (R) Speaker of the House who is quitting with
an (R) president, and (R) majority in Congress, and during the best
economy in decades, right?
=====

Yeah, that one. So twisty that he has augered himself into incredible riches and guaranteed no-show directorships.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 16, 2018 01:37 PM (MIKMs)

428 410 I have 3 acres I can rent out at a premium for Dems who want to scream at the sky after the mid term.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 16, 2018 01:35 PM (hRPGI)

This is brilliant.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 16, 2018 01:38 PM (72PAC)

429 Octopi run the planet. We're just here for camouflage.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses



Yeah. That's the ticket.

Posted by: The Mice at May 16, 2018 01:38 PM (+lOpA)

430 The paper states: "The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering

level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes more than is

present in Homo sapiens.



"Its large brain and sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes,

flexible bodies, instantaneous camouflage via the ability to switch

colour and shape are just a few of the striking features that appear

suddenly on the evolutionary scene."





Dear Penthouse....

Posted by: Curt Eichenwald at May 16, 2018 01:34 PM (EzdLW)

Here we go -- tentacle porn

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 16, 2018 01:38 PM (jxbfJ)

431 If Octopi are so fucking great why aren't they ruling the world instead of joos,huh?
Posted by: steevy


Joos have better marketing.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 16, 2018 01:38 PM (RkYsP)

432 NOOD

Posted by: eleven at May 16, 2018 01:38 PM (+lOpA)

433 If Octopi are so fucking great why aren't they ruling the world instead of joos,huh?
Posted by: steevy at May 16, 2018 01:36 PM (LiyEm)

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Ever see a circumcised octopus??

Posted by: fixerupper at May 16, 2018 01:38 PM (8XRCm)

434 394 I hope the Dems run to the left of Comrade Bernie. Go full out looney left. Only complete idiots could lose to that nationwide..oh wait...
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2018 01:31 PM (OLCnA)

The last thread had a comment on single payer healthcare and cheap colleges in the UK and what was the revolution for?
Free Speech and no state religion
Right to self protection
Property rights
Rights to no self incrimination and trials and bail

Free shit aint free and freedom and liberties lost never are returned.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 16, 2018 01:38 PM (JFO2v)

435 "Its large brain and sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies, instantaneous camouflage via the ability to switch colour and shape are just a few of the striking features that appear suddenly on the evolutionary scene."

Dear Penthouse....
Posted by: Curt Eichenwald at May 16, 2018 01:34 PM"

Oh, That's Not Right!!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 01:39 PM (k1TUh)

436 Haspel knows that sometimes you say... things... in order to achieve a goal....

Posted by: kraken at May 16, 2018 01:39 PM (zSVEm)

437 Ringo Starr is the definitive authority on Octopi.....

Y'know, it's funny that Macca (Junior's Farm and a couple), Ringo (Photograph and others), and George (uh, had it a minute ago, but there were) did much better songs after the Beatles came apart, but Lennon never really did.

Posted by: JEM at May 16, 2018 01:39 PM (PGaB5)

438 383 The paper states: "The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes more than is present in Homo sapiens. "

I remember seeing some nature channel (or something) piece on How Life will Continue to Evolve in the Future, and it was really pretty good, except then they got to 5 million years in the future and they had this animated sequence of giant octopi swinging through the trees.

Maybe that was the reason is was only ever shown once.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 01:29 PM (k1TUh)

================

It's true that the higher Cephalopods (All of them except the Chambered Nautilus) are really friggin smart and advanced. It's also true they've been static evolutionarily for hundreds of millions of years. I wager the reason why lies in 2 factors: they're not social animals and they have an insanely short lifespan (2 years, max). They're essentially apex predators with an r selection like reproduction strategy. In addition, they aren't evolving past where they are now unless they leave the ocean. That's not going to happen unless they evolve eggs that can tolerate such an environment which would require evolving towards a K-selected reproduction model.

Posted by: Jackal at May 16, 2018 01:39 PM (V3in9)

439 NOOD becky

Posted by: Max Power at May 16, 2018 01:39 PM (q177U)

440 355 "China is sending over massive amounts of Fentanyl, which is causing most of the deaths and overdoses because everything from heroin to pills are being cut with it. It's coming through Mexico and Canada."

This will sound harsh, and I am not advocating it, but for the sake of discussion - what would be the downside of allowing China to send in all the fentanyl they want? Analytically, it seems to me like a self limiting problem.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 01:25 PM (k1TUh)

Because it's literally murder and asymmetric warfare against our country and American Citizens.

The illegal fentanyl killing people does make a stronger argument for drug legalization. I'd rather people get it through a licenced and regulated company in a legal transaction than fight this unwinnable war on drugs. Prohibition does not work and only creates violence and more death.

Posted by: Monk at May 16, 2018 01:40 PM (PA57R)

441 426
What most don't realize is that there is a substantial number of people
who take an almost fiendish delight in feeding bogus information to
polling agencies. My friend, an older white male, always identifies
himself as a 23 year old, black lesbian who identifies with every
progressive cause. Political science lives and breathes polling data
but if people feed garbage into the polls, garbage comes out.

Posted by: Jay Dee at May 16, 2018 01:37 PM (xyBta)

I do something similar. If they are going to call and disturb me at 9pm, I'm at least going to have fun with them. Gotta love the chuckles when you answer with "Joe's whorehouse and pub. Liquor in front, poker in the rear".

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 16, 2018 01:40 PM (jxbfJ)

442 Jackal, you may have been willowed but I enjoyed your interesting comment at least.

*googles k-selection*

Posted by: Max Power at May 16, 2018 01:41 PM (q177U)

443 Nood. College educated retards.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 16, 2018 01:41 PM (UiRxW)

444 Comey tells Trump 3 times he's not under investigation. Trump fires Comey. Comey leaks info to NYT to prompt special counsel to investigate Trump. DOJ hires longtime Comey friend & colleague Mueller as special counsel to investigate Trump for (in part) firing his friend Comey.

12:57 PM - May 16, 2018

Posted by: Schneidermans Brown Slave at May 16, 2018 01:41 PM (y3aQB)

445 I have 3 acres I can rent out at a premium for Dems who want to scream at the sky after the mid term.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 16, 2018 01:35 PM (hRPGI)

=====

By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong . . .

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 16, 2018 01:42 PM (MIKMs)

446 >>>>> Is anyone else a little uneasy with the news that Gina Haspel may be a protege of the execrable Jihadi John Brennan?

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 16, 2018 01:21 PM (jjaLl)







yeah

Posted by: maddogg at May 16, 2018 01:23 PM (o2MD2)



yup



Posted by: JoeF. at May 16, 2018 01:28 PM
.
.
.
.Yep, now that we know with near certainty that brennan was the $hit stain that launched the Trump set up attempt. She was supposedly very high up on his list of favorite people. You have to wonder if she knew what was going on.

Problem is, who the heck else could Trump nominate that would get approved?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 16, 2018 01:43 PM (+Dllb)

447 Corgis, neu

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 16, 2018 01:43 PM (5e6aE)

448 Given the level of negative press heaped on PDT, that he has ANY popularity worth mentioning (above a rabid dog) is noteworthy. As much as I dislike some of the Repubs who won their primaries in Ohio, I WILL be voting a straight R ticket in November.

The Republic will *not* survive another D-dominated government, IMO.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at May 16, 2018 01:43 PM (W+kMI)

449 442 Jackal, you may have been willowed but I enjoyed your interesting comment at least.

*googles k-selection*
Posted by: Max Power at May 16, 2018 01:41 PM (q177U)

============

Thank you. Perils of being a really slow typer I guess!

Posted by: Jackal at May 16, 2018 01:43 PM (V3in9)

450 Gotta love the octopus. As smart as house cats, very curious, they're master escape artists (just try to keep one in a tank), and they like to steal equipment from scuba divers. They can unscrew a tightly sealed jar to get to the tasty octopus treats inside. Heck, you can put THEM in a sealed jar and they'll unscrew the top to get out.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 16, 2018 01:46 PM (2NqXo)

451 It's octopuses not octopi. Octopus is a Greek word, adding the I is Latin, so that's a no-no.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 16, 2018 01:47 PM (2NqXo)

452 The "shy" conservative theory leaves two other groups. I don't know how big they are, but there are also

a. Those who are just inclined to say "Zuck off" to pollsters, period. I expect this group leans right to a strong degree.

b. There are those - probably not many, but still some - like me. My father instilled in both me and my brother the attitude that Zucking with pollsters was just plain fun. Now, sometimes that meant saying what we actually think, more forcefully than they expect. But it also includes lying through your teeth. I absolutely answered one poll by saying I was voting for Hillary.

Which leads me to a story. Back in the day, my brother and I were visiting our parents simultaneously. Mom and dad had gone to the doctor, so we were just sitting around, keeping the houses beer supply from growing. Knock on the door. It was some plain feminette* trying to get signatures against a proposed nuke plant.

Both of us refused, endorsing the plant. She was crestfallen, and objective that this was to limit "dangerous nuclear waste". My brother said, "You don't understand, I'm in favor or dangerous nuclear waste." She had trouble with that, so I added, "If we don't have mutations, how will we evolved as a species."

She fled.

*Granted, though nothing to look at, she'd probably seem a babe if put in a lineup of today's SJW proud strong wimmen.

Posted by: George LeS at May 16, 2018 01:47 PM (/ki+X)

453 As I recall, RCP is a rolling average of polls. What I saw during 2015-2016 was a handful of reasonable polls being averaged against some ridiculous polls which always resulted in a commanding lead for Hillary.

One other thing I remember about 2016, was anytime Trump was cresting 50% a Dog Pile by either NEO CONS or later Dems would be unleashed in the press.

Finally, there was an article showing black support for Trump showing him gaining 27% approval for two months prior to Governor McAuliffe's assault on freedom of assembly in Charlottesville. Coincidence?

Posted by: Gumby at May 16, 2018 01:47 PM (2LelM)

454 364 You notice how it's the complete opposite of Obama--where people claimed they "liked him personally", but didn't like his policies? Now, voters claim they "don't like" Trump, but think he's doing a great job.

But did people really like Obama--and hate Trump---Or do they just tell pollsters that?
Posted by: JoeF.

Is it possible that there are some people who didn't find Obama to be an insufferable, condescending prik? I like Trump, his personality and his sense of humor, plus he seems to have a sense of fairness, balanced by sympathy.

Posted by: Dirks Stewn DA 1977 at May 16, 2018 01:47 PM (kfcYC)

455 Farmer - wife and I drove through Dixon many years ago, loved the town, stayed in an old old Hotel called the Nauquona or something. I'm sure it's long gone by now, which is too bad. People growing up today will never know what they missed in the charm of places like that.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 16, 2018 01:20 PM

Tom, that would be the Nachusa, it was the oldest continually operating hotel in IL. Still standing but now housing for old folks. Lincoln stayed there once.

Posted by: Farmer at May 16, 2018 01:48 PM (yJ1e6)

456 So where IS Insomniac, anyway?

I've been in touch. He's got some family problems to deal with, which he would rather not talk about, and said he needs to step away from the Horde for a while. He'll be back.

But he can always use prayers in the meantime.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 16, 2018 01:50 PM (kqsXK)

457 Man, after all these glowing reviews of octopii, I reckon I should apologize for calling them "assholes for being stuck underwater" upthread.....




Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 16, 2018 01:50 PM (jjaLl)

458 Sock off.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 16, 2018 01:53 PM (Boy/L)

459 Vashta Nerada at May 16, 2018 01:00 PM
I agree with this sentiment.
Pols keep rolling the turd. Businessmen have the correct agenda.

Now to get the Congress to do a budget that actually (less than zero increases) begin to diminish everything sizeofgovernment by hmmm, 5% per year until we start seeing some sanity.

Aren't we still doing that stimulus bs every year still?

Yeah, no. Must be cray-cray-from-the-heat

Posted by: micky at May 16, 2018 01:55 PM (dF9Lb)

460 Imagine the world zing if Mueller woke up today and realized the only way to save his sacred honorable reputation would be to turn his limitless probe against the actual colluders?

And, in a way, isn't every crime possible ever something that can be within his bounds? I mean, he looks into hillary's server and then boom...literally every crime in america over the last 30 years is his to review.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at May 16, 2018 02:18 PM (sB8d1)

461 I guess socialism doesn't sell when just about everybody has a job, at least, everybody who wants one.

Posted by: Kim Jong-fu at May 16, 2018 02:21 PM (artIV)

462 well, if Ryan tries to make cucking the national pastime with his latest cuck based amnesty agenda, then we shall see a blue wave forever and ever.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at May 16, 2018 02:30 PM (sB8d1)

463 more fucking bullshit...sessions is letting florida voting rights case continue. more felons and less voter ID will, you know...duh...flip the state blue

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at May 16, 2018 02:35 PM (sB8d1)

464 So Octopi came from outer space? Any place in particular, or just somewhere?
Like Jake, the "hired hand".

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 16, 2018 02:51 PM (RuIsu)

465 Dear Trump,

Want to crush the democrats forever?

1) Find a historic black university. Spelman, Howard or Tuskegee.
2) Dig into your own bank account for $10 million of so.
3) Donate 20 full ride scholarships in perpetuity to some lucky black scholars. You can even designate it be for business majors. Say you want them to get ahead in this world.
4) Challenge any rich liberal you like to match you, dollar for dollar. Tom Steyer or Oprah would be good.
5) Insist the scholarships NOT be named after you, but after some famous black entrepreneur.

Do this 10 times or so. You have the money. Once every two weeks for 20 weeks. $100 million, 200 students forever don't have to pay tuition.

If the college refuses the money, you can say simply, hey, I tired to help. Believe me, one of those colleges is going to gladly take the money.

This could go on and on. for weeks. A picture in the news every two weeks, shaking hands with a kid whose college dreams you just personally made happen. It would be huuuuge.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at May 16, 2018 03:36 PM (fftfA)

466 413
What was the RCP generic ballot in 2010 and 2014 this far out...



I would suspect D > 5.2%

Posted by: phreshone at May 16, 2018 01:35 PM (DpOmP)


Hard to tell the RCP average, but RCP has some polls still listed on their site from 06-10-14 midterms.
5/9/10 Gallup Tie
5/9/10 McClatchyy D+3
5/16/10 Rassmussen R+5
5/16/10 Gallup R+1
5/18/10 Democracy Corps R+3
5/19/10 Fox Tie
5/23/10 Gallup D+1
5/23/10 Rassmussen R+8
5/24/10 Quinipiac D+6

Election result: R+7
2006

Hotline/FD 5/21 Democrats +6

FOX News 5/18 Democrats +17

ABC News/Wash Post 5/15 Democrats +12

Newsweek 5/12 Democrats +11

CBS News/NY Times 5/8 Democrats +11

CNN 5/7 Democrats +14

FOX News 5/3 Democrats +3

Election Day D+8

2014

Rasmussen Reports 5/26 Democrats +2

ABC News/Wash Post 5/19 Democrats +8

Rasmussen Reports 5/19 Republicans +1

Rasmussen Reports 5/11 Democrats +2

PPP (D) 5/9 Democrats +2

Election Day: GOP+6

2002

Zogby 5/30 Tie


CNN/USA Today/Gallup 5/29 Republicans +1


CNN/Time 5/23 Democrats +4


Democracy Corps (D) 5/16 Democrats +1


CBS News/NY Times 5/14 Tie

Election Day: GOP+4.5

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at May 16, 2018 04:13 PM (fdTrp)

467
Given that Nancy Palsi wants to campaign on tax increases, restoring Obamacare and amnesty for illegals, this is going to be very long campaign for the Dems...

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at May 16, 2018 05:03 PM (1hM1d)

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