Mid-Morning Open Thread

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The Letter
Auguste Toulmouche

Dear President Trump,

Please start your reelection campaign this morning. While I am pleased with your accomplishments, and the possibility of another (or two!) Supreme Court appointment along with a sea change in the rest of the Federal judiciary fills me with glee, The possibility of a Democrat victory in 2020 is one that is too terrible to contemplate. The midterms are always difficult, and you survived last night in reasonably good shape...certainly better than your last several predecessors.

Fortunately I have no campaign advice to give you, and I base that decision on the reality that if I had been giving you advice in 2016, this morning we would be halfway through a Hillary Clinton presidential term.

I do however have some comments. Your instincts with real Americans are marvelous; if you could make personal contact with every voter I have no doubt that your reelection would be a sure and wondrous thing. But your enemies are entrenched everywhere, and their only mission is to manipulate your message.

And what is that message? MAGA? Of course, but your work with the economy -- in particular regulation -- has paid dividends that are carefully minimized and hidden and even credited to others. As a vile but clever political operative once said, "It's the economy, stupid!" And yes, the majority of America wants that wall built and illegal immigration stopped. How to send that message without giving daily soundbites to the whores of the media is a difficult task, and one that I believe you can accomplish.

Our standing in the world has always been a difficult one to manage. As long as you support our friends and project strength, the American people will trust you, because the truth is that they don't really care what French academics or Canadian SJWs or British MPs think of us. Keep our sons out of unnecessary conflicts and we will trust you with the rest.

Most of all, always remember who your enemies are. The elites of the Acela corridor gave their friends the Democrats victory last night. Does anyone really believe that a united Republican party would have lost that many seats? Bipartisanship should be a dirty word in the mouths of all Republicans. It is the President...you!...who makes the decision to accommodate the opposing party. It is not the purview of some back-bencher with delusions of grandeur. Bind your allies in Congress to you with hoops of steel, and punish those who would defy you. If a purge is necessary, then do it with alacrity! The American people reward decisiveness.

And most of all? Do what you promised. Good things will flow from that!

Cheers,
CBD

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 First!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 07, 2018 09:29 AM (Fz8ov)

2 She has a little Young Bernadette Peters about her, huh?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 07, 2018 09:30 AM (Fz8ov)

3 Some pretty reliable tweeps calling it for McSally. Seems close to outside margin of fraud.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 09:30 AM (i2J7E)

4 Well said CBD.

AZ and MT Senate still outstanding?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 09:30 AM (72PAC)

5 I really want to see Trump start calling Booker "Sparky."

Posted by: windbag at November 07, 2018 09:30 AM (GW9M9)

6 Has anywhere done the math on what the Electoral College count would've been had yesterday been a pres election?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 07, 2018 09:30 AM (CQ3Qb)

7 She's hawt.

Posted by: steevy at November 07, 2018 09:30 AM (BXMxN)

8 4 Well said CBD.

AZ and MT Senate still outstanding?
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 09:30 AM (72PAC)

AZ looks like a win, MT is in doubt.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 07, 2018 09:31 AM (/9p9e)

9 She's wiping off her chin.

ahem

Posted by: Norm McDonald at November 07, 2018 09:31 AM (oVJmc)

10 What a good note.

Thanks.

Now off for a busy day... drs await.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 07, 2018 09:31 AM (6qErC)

11 As I scrolled down the pic, I recall hoping she would be barefoot. Redheads are often very nice in that department.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 07, 2018 09:31 AM (Fz8ov)

12 CBD is a chick? Well, s/he looks good in blue, anyway.

Posted by: bluebell at November 07, 2018 09:31 AM (U5tDi)

13 Those are some beautiful shades of blue.

Posted by: Kris at November 07, 2018 09:31 AM (OyyDO)

14

Nearly 750 comments in the Morning Report and I did not detect a single troll.

Make of that what you will.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 07, 2018 09:32 AM (/9p9e)

15 Whose panties is she sniffing?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 09:32 AM (NWiLs)

16 I really want to see Trump start calling Booker "Sparky."

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Lindsey Graham calling him Spartacus last night was great fun.

Don't know if it was losing McCain, Kavanaugh, or a combination, but this new Lindsey Graham is fun.

Not sure how long it will last, but might as well enjoy it while we can.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 09:32 AM (sX1BW)

17 No matter how much sunshine the pundits may try to pump up our butts, the upshot of this election is that there will be no wall built, and the invaders from the south will be welcome with open arms.

Posted by: DaveKinNC at November 07, 2018 09:32 AM (/NgNT)

18 She's sad because Beto didn't win.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 07, 2018 09:32 AM (88+cf)

19 12 CBD is a chick? Well, s/he looks good in blue, anyway.

Posted by: bluebell at November 07, 2018 09:31 AM (U5tDi)


From the Lewinsky collection...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 07, 2018 09:32 AM (/9p9e)

20
AZ and MT Senate still outstanding?
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 09:30 AM (72PAC)

Wow, I more or less expected that out of AZ, but Montana?

Is the fake cowboy fat fuck up or down in the count?

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 09:32 AM (CmURZ)

21 Wonderful treatment of the dress fabric.

Posted by: Jim H at November 07, 2018 09:32 AM (E8rdu)

22 Lindsey Graham calling him Spartacus last night was great fun.

Don't know if it was losing McCain, Kavanaugh, or a combination, but this new Lindsey Graham is fun.

Not sure how long it will last, but might as well enjoy it while we can.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018

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I heard LG on Hannity yesterday afternoon. Didn't know it was him. He didn't sound effeminate.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 07, 2018 09:33 AM (Fz8ov)

23 stupid blue womyn voter painting alert!

great letter, CBD

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 07, 2018 09:34 AM (dMvl+)

24
And most of all? Do what you promised. Good things will flow from that!


Cheers,

CBD


CBD - from your keyboard to God's ears.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 07, 2018 09:34 AM (jxbfJ)

25 14 Recalculating
Troll

Posted by: steevy at November 07, 2018 09:34 AM (BXMxN)

26 Nice, CBD.

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 09:34 AM (qb5PP)

27 Oh, and what's going on with Screeching Stacey?

I left for a business meeting at 6:30 this morning, and so missed out on any rants or shenanigans she may be trying to pull.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 09:34 AM (CmURZ)

28 Trump:

Come on. Big village. Be quick. Bring Packs.

p.s. Bring Packs

W.W. Zod

Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018 09:34 AM (Bdeb0)

29 And by the way, I saw the clip of Sean Hannity with Trump. Is it me, or is Sean looking more and more like a bullfrog? That neck! I expected him to croak out, "I'm a lonely frog . . . ain't got a home . . ."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 07, 2018 09:34 AM (Fz8ov)

30 That picture of occasional cortex in the previous post looks like she's going to eat someone's face off.

Posted by: irright at November 07, 2018 09:34 AM (RVcmP)

31 My baby wrote me a letter.

Posted by: dantesed at November 07, 2018 09:35 AM (88xKn)

32 While I am pleased with your accomplishments, and the possibility of another (or two!) Supreme Court appointment along with a sea change in the rest of the Federal judiciary fills me with glee, The possibility of a Democrat victory in 2020 is one that is too terrible to contemplate.

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If Trump should pack the courts with his picks, look for the Dems to reign in the power of the Judiciary when they eventually take back the reigns of government. Term limits for judges, Congressional veto, what ever it takes.

Posted by: josephistan at November 07, 2018 09:35 AM (7HtZB)

33 i'm guessing the hanky is there to cover something unfortunate

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at November 07, 2018 09:35 AM (Q8Fq+)

34 19
12 CBD is a chick? Well, s/he looks good in blue, anyway.



Posted by: bluebell at November 07, 2018 09:31 AM (U5tDi)





From the Lewinsky collection...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 07, 2018 09:32 AM (/9p9e)
If you look closely, you can see a stain.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 07, 2018 09:35 AM (jxbfJ)

35 I don't think that red works here. It's too vibrant, too distracting.

Posted by: Kris at November 07, 2018 09:35 AM (OyyDO)

36 Nearly 750 comments in the Morning Report and I did not detect a single troll.

Make of that what you will.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 07, 2018 09:32 AM (/9p9e)

Did you miss Trump's tweet about Pelosi?

Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 09:35 AM (cF8AT)

37 lady has the blues

Posted by: illiniwek at November 07, 2018 09:35 AM (Cus5s)

38 Sleeping bags are in vogue this fall?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 07, 2018 09:35 AM (1beh4)

39 Did she get dumped? The young lady in the portrait, not Pelosi. Or is that Pelosi as a teenager? Can't be, too pretty.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at November 07, 2018 09:35 AM (2NqXo)

40 The Letter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhlvQen4mWw

Posted by: BignJames at November 07, 2018 09:35 AM (0+nbW)

41 Come on Montana! Bring it home!

How long till special election in Mississippi?

Posted by: LASue at November 07, 2018 09:35 AM (XROPS)

42 That picture of occasional cortex in the previous post looks like she's going to eat someone's face off.

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Between her gums and Beto's teeth, it is clear that the American left likes their liberals mouthy

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 09:36 AM (sX1BW)

43 So if we keep AZ but don't flip MT, we're at 54 Senate seats?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 09:36 AM (72PAC)

44 Too many degenerate commie scum got too much of the vote yesterday, and this bothers me. Of course, it bothers me that degenerate commie scum aren't getting helicopter rides.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 09:36 AM (NWiLs)

45 She looks the way I feel.

Posted by: joncelli, totally not doing this for money at November 07, 2018 09:36 AM (RD7QR)

46
Did you miss Trump's tweet about Pelosi?


Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 09:35 AM (cF8AT)

Oh God, what did he say? Hope it was both insulting and entertaining.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 09:36 AM (CmURZ)

47 30 That picture of occasional cortex in the previous post looks like she's going to eat someone's face off.

Posted by: irright at November 07, 2018 09:34 AM (RVcmP)

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mules make that same face

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at November 07, 2018 09:36 AM (Q8Fq+)

48 The voters in LA said yes to the amendment to require unanimous juries in felony cases. Thus giving defendants a 16% better chance to get off, over the 10-2 to convict that exists now. Some "news" outlet called the 10-2 rule "a last remnant of Jim Crow." Fuggit.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 07, 2018 09:36 AM (Fz8ov)

49 32If Trump should pack the courts with his picks, look
for the Dems to reign in the power of the Judiciary when they
eventually take back the reigns of government. Term limits for judges,
Congressional veto, what ever it takes.

Posted by: josephistan at November 07, 2018 09:35 AM (7HtZB)
One lesson I don't think the Dems have learned is this: They may try to do term limits, congressional veto, etc. but they fail to realize that when they lose power, these measures remain and WILL be used against them. We've seen it with the SCOTUS votes, etc.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 07, 2018 09:37 AM (jxbfJ)

50 She read the letter and she teared up.Pervs.

Posted by: steevy at November 07, 2018 09:37 AM (BXMxN)

51 43 So if we keep AZ but don't flip MT, we're at 54 Senate seats?
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 09:36 AM (72PAC)
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I think that's right.

Posted by: WisRich at November 07, 2018 09:37 AM (G0vdT)

52 I'm really proud of Trump's wins last night.

Overall, the GOPers in Congress are now more Trump Republicans rather than GOPe

As for Pennsylvania, they had to.resort to cheating via gerrymandering to turn it blue.

I hope this revitalizes PAs conservatives - kick out the old moderates and go full.Trump.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 07, 2018 09:37 AM (dMvl+)

53 Dear Comrade Ludmilla, we at the NKVD regret to inform you that your husband has been tried, convicted, and executed a traitor to the Rodina. You have three days to vacate your house and surrender your possessions or you will be branded a traitor to the Revolution also.

Insincerely, Comrade Strelikov

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 09:37 AM (JEqJ6)

54 I'm pissed off and hung over from last night... trying real hard to find the positive in all this

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 09:37 AM (O2RFr)

55 Chloroform?

*thud*

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 07, 2018 09:37 AM (1beh4)

56 LASue, that's November 27th for the Mississippi runoff.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at November 07, 2018 09:37 AM (5KWnQ)

57 She has a little Young Bernadette Peters about her, huh?

My thought, as well. Quite a strong resemblance.

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 09:37 AM (OiC69)

58 That picture of occasional cortex in the previous post looks like she's going to eat someone's face off.

Posted by: irright at November 07, 2018 09:34 AM (RVcmP)

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mules make that same face

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The new faces of the left (Beto and Cortez) are starting to look like the mascot.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 09:38 AM (sX1BW)

59 30 That picture of occasional cortex in the previous post looks like she's going to eat someone's face off.

Posted by: irright at November 07, 2018 09:34 AM (RVcmP)

Mercy! Sadly, she will probably haunt us with that face for years to come.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 09:38 AM (CmURZ)

60

I'd hit it...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at November 07, 2018 09:38 AM (GEhPL)

61 30 Through a picket fence.

Posted by: steevy at November 07, 2018 09:38 AM (BXMxN)

62 sniper under the tablecloth?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at November 07, 2018 09:38 AM (Q8Fq+)

63 Here I was thinking about the painting and what to say (it's bland, I have little except the joke I was going to make) and then I come back to the main page to find it's basically a gag.

It's called the letter so here's a letter to President Trump.

I do hope this will prove to be an exception. One of the joys of the art thread is that it is rarely overtly political and people can talk about the drawings and whether or not they provoke thought, or emotion, or have trees in them.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 09:38 AM (fuK7c)

64 Willowed, and it took me too long to write not to hope someone will see it.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 07, 2018 09:25 AM (q1VoB)

You may be right. The truth is, the Kavanaugh/Graham thing really ticks me off. Graham was all for comity and bipartisanship until a *personal friend* was unfairly targeted. It tells us who his "tribe" is.


Not his base or conservatives in general, they had been physically and socially attacked for over a decade and he couldn't care less. Not other R members of congress, Scalise was nearly killed in an assassination attempt targeting his party and it changed nothing for him. Not even other R senators, since the attack on Rand Paul didn't change his opinions or actions. No, it was a (vile, and wildly unjust, but not actually *life* threatening like the others) social attack on a fellow Bushy and life-long DC dweller that finally got him upset enough to question his assumptions. In the final analysis, The Swamp is Graham's tribe and I resent that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 07, 2018 09:38 AM (uquGJ)

65 >>You have three days to vacate your house and surrender your possessions or you will be branded a traitor to the Revolution also.

p.s. You will be invoiced for the bullet. Thank you in advance for your timely payment.

Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018 09:38 AM (Bdeb0)

66 or have trees in them.

Happy little trees?

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 09:39 AM (O2RFr)

67 Two things give the Left a safe spot to keep them from being completely eradicated: Academia and the Media.

Academia is publicly controlled, and can start to be pressured.

The media is tougher, until you realize that much of that is fed by academia.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 07, 2018 09:39 AM (oVJmc)

68 Well, it's all about me so I'll transport this from below:

763 [Long sigh] Well, that didn't go as well as I had hoped. I'm generally depressed these days but this is really a downer. Some takeaways:

1. Zod is correct about the city/rural divide, and it's only going to get worse.

2. The constant screaming about Trump Bad Man To Women worked. Women turned out bigly and it hurt bad.

3. People like some aspects of ObamaCare. Not having a replacement for it hurt more than we probably realize.

4. If a RINO runs against The Donald in 2020--and Jockstrap Romney is just the cuck to do it--it will damage him enough to make victory in the general election impossible.

I'm not sure the Trump phenomenon is sustainable. I think we are becoming a socialist nation and Trump was just a pause. Somebody please tell me I'm wrong.
Posted by: joncelli, totally not doing this for money at November 07, 2018 09:33 AM (RD7QR)

Posted by: joncelli, totally not doing this for money at November 07, 2018 09:39 AM (RD7QR)

69 39 Did she get dumped? The young lady in the portrait, not Pelosi. Or is that Pelosi as a teenager? Can't be, too pretty.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at November 07, 2018

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I've seen pics of Pelosi at college age. She was cute -- as was Hillary, if you didn't mind the scowl, lack of makeup, and (I've heard) refusal to shave her legs or underarms.

Age and insanity have rotted their brains, and have rotted their exteriors, too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 07, 2018 09:39 AM (Fz8ov)

70 There's a tree in the wallpaper in the background. Art, or no? Discuss.

Posted by: Kris at November 07, 2018 09:39 AM (OyyDO)

71 54 I'm pissed off and hung over from last night... trying real hard to find the positive in all this
Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 09:37 AM (O2RFr)

Hillary Clinton will never be president of the United States.

We fared far better than the typical midterms.

Judges.

Trump can use the Obama mandate and pen and phone everything. (Seriously, just crowd source the friggen wall.)

Long term the country is in serious trouble (we really need to take back the schools,) but MAGA is a movement that's still driving forward. Campaign for 2020 starts now.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 09:40 AM (72PAC)

72 54
I'm pissed off and hung over from last night... trying real hard to find the positive in all this

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 09:37 AM (O2RFr)

Trump still has Twitter, so there's that.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 07, 2018 09:40 AM (CQ3Qb)

73 Bob Hugin. Man-made climate change and pro-choice. Not a single mention of Trump in his campaign.

Dirty Jersey. Never had a chance.

Posted by: Clark Westfield at November 07, 2018 09:40 AM (4bcWR)

74 Here I was thinking about the painting and what to
say (it's bland, I have little except the joke I was going to make) and
then I come back to the main page to find it's basically a gag.



It's called the letter so here's a letter to President Trump.



I do hope this will prove to be an exception. One of the joys of
the art thread is that it is rarely overtly political and people can
talk about the drawings and whether or not they provoke thought, or
emotion, or have trees in them.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 09:38 AM (fuK7c)


She's clutching a hanky, and I think I would have appreciated it more if she was clutching pearls.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 09:40 AM (9chmE)

75 The painting is lovely.

Thanks CBD!

As for the House, the Dems will overreach and shit the bed. Make bank on it.

Posted by: mpfs at November 07, 2018 09:40 AM (w7dYk)

76 So this means I'm President now, right?

*hic*

*shart*

Posted by: Hillary! at November 07, 2018 09:40 AM (BrQrN)

77 Mississippi has their runoff between Hyde-Smith and Espy on the 27th, hopefully everyone will be over the turkey coma and Black Friday stuff by then.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 09:40 AM (JEqJ6)

78 73 He mentioned Trump...to say he would stand up to him.LOL

Posted by: steevy at November 07, 2018 09:40 AM (BXMxN)

79 3. People like some aspects of ObamaCare. Not having a replacement for it hurt more than we probably realize.

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I do not agree. Not getting rid of it completely probably hurt more than we realize.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 09:40 AM (sX1BW)

80 Oh God, what did he say? Hope it was both insulting and entertaining.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 09:36 AM (CmURZ)

It's master level trolling.....

@realDonaldTrump 1 hour ago

In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats. If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She has earned this great honor!

Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 09:40 AM (cF8AT)

81

Lessons of 2018:

The Left: We didn't win more because we didn't go Totalitarian enough.

The Fake News media: Our side didn't win more because we weren't dishonest and unhinged enough.

Republicans: We lost elections because we weren't enough like the Democrats.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 09:41 AM (dMWgJ)

82 As for the House, the Dems will overreach and shit the bed. Make bank on it.


I hope you're right.

Posted by: dantesed at November 07, 2018 09:41 AM (88xKn)

83 Very well said, CBD.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 07, 2018 09:41 AM (hyuyC)

84 Optimistic on the MT race.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 07, 2018 09:41 AM (hqZPQ)

85 I'm pissed off and hung over from last night... trying real hard to find the positive in all this

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 09:37 AM (O2RFr)



Given how useless Congress has been the last two years, how are you expecting anything to be different?

Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 09:41 AM (9chmE)

86 Woman in the painting looks like a young Susan Sarandon.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 07, 2018 09:41 AM (hECVl)

87 Nice picture.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 07, 2018 09:41 AM (hyuyC)

88 I'm not sure the Trump phenomenon is sustainable. I think we are becoming a socialist nation and Trump was just a pause. Somebody please tell me I'm wrong.
Posted by: joncelli, totally not doing this for money at November 07, 2018 09:33 AM (RD7QR)
Posted by: joncelli, totally not doing this for money at November 07, 2018 09:39 AM (RD7QR)


It's very hard to defeat a promise of "free shit & smite your enemies." That's just human nature.

Posted by: josephistan at November 07, 2018 09:41 AM (7HtZB)

89 76 So this means I'm President now, right?

*hic*

*shart*
Posted by: Hillary! at November 07, 2018 09:40 AM (BrQrN)


And I'm on the Supreme Court?

Posted by: Merrick Garland at November 07, 2018 09:41 AM (1beh4)

90 When put into perspective, losing the HOR by only 30 or so seats is quite an impressive hold considering historical Presidential first term midterms and the additional challenge of overcoming the mass (40+) R retirements, not to mention the RNC having written those seats off ever since Trump was inaugurated. The pickups in the Senate and all the media chosen messiah statewide candidates(Berto,Gilllum, Abrams) that went down make it a not so bad election.

Posted by: theATL at November 07, 2018 09:41 AM (r725l)

91 Would you like some pancakes?

Posted by: Frasier Crane at November 07, 2018 09:41 AM (zncB8)

92 >>I've seen pics of Pelosi at college age. She was cute -- as was Hillary, if you didn't mind the scowl, lack of makeup, and (I've heard) refusal to shave her legs or underarms.

If you could bolt Nancy Pelosi's tits onto Kyrsten Sinema's smile and Occasional-Cortex's simian fingers, you'd have something to be really cruel to.

I'm just saying it; you know you were thinking it.

Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (Bdeb0)

93 The letter is Beto requesting a campaign donation

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (Q8Fq+)

94 Stefanowski concedes gov. race to Lamont in Connecticut.

Bummer....

Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (cF8AT)

95
Given how useless Congress has been the last two years, how are you expecting anything to be different?

You've got a point

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (O2RFr)

96 Given how useless Congress has been the last two years, how are you expecting anything to be different?

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I'm confident that Congress will continue to spend more than it takes in - even when it is taking in record amounts.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (sX1BW)

97 on governors ... one report said we lost six ... not sure if that was net loss, we gained at least one?

Posted by: illiniwek at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (Cus5s)

98 Still has Twitter and a bigger majority in the senate.True colors showing again stealth troll.

Posted by: steevy at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (BXMxN)

99 Now back to the painting, yeah that is some really outstanding talent and skill on the fabric and the overall composition is nice.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (JEqJ6)

100 I understand the voter angst about health care, specas it's election season

there are minor procedures I probably need but can't afford even with insurance

I mean I could afford it, it's just expensive

eh so what, nobody lives forever

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (dMvl+)

101 Time to start giving chocolate Ex-Lax "candybars" to all the migrants working in the kale fields.

Posted by: cpurick at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (7YrFp)

102 At the Kansas state level we were shellacked. Just when I thought I was out from behind enemy lines by moving from VA to KS, my position was overrun. Sigh.

Oh well never interrupt an enemy when they are making a mistake. Not the best option, but sometimes it is all you have.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (hyuyC)

103 CBD, very good. thank you

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (aSpXp)

104 Orange Man Cad.

Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (Bdeb0)

105 So Abrams is down almost 2 %, Kemp is over 50%, the law is being followed, and she won't concede?

Does the state just ignore her rants and attempts to steal this, and certify the vote?

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (CmURZ)

106 >>>The midterms are always difficult, and you survived last night in reasonably good shape...certainly better than your last several predecessors.

If there's one person in this country who is not responsible for what happened yesterday, it's Trump. An amazing effort that really blunted the damage.

>>>Bipartisanship should be a dirty word in the mouths of all Republicans.

Bipartisanship with people who are trying to destroy the country is insane. These aren't just people with different notions of how to MAGA.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (/qEW2)

107 woman in the picture looks nothing like a young Joan Collins. therefore, not art

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at November 07, 2018 09:43 AM (Q8Fq+)

108 86 Woman in the painting looks like a young Susan Sarandon.
Posted by: redridinghood at November 07, 2018

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A little. But the painting lady's eyes don't bug out enough.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 07, 2018 09:43 AM (Fz8ov)

109 , specas it's election season

==
specially because it's health benefits selection season

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 07, 2018 09:43 AM (dMvl+)

110 Mathematically speaking the D's only won the House by 17 seats.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 07, 2018 09:43 AM (CQ3Qb)

111 Lady In Blue,

Thanks for last night. It was wonderful.

By the way, you may want to go to the doctor and get yourself tested.

Love,

Paolo

Posted by: The Letter at November 07, 2018 09:43 AM (1beh4)

112 89 76 So this means I'm President now, right?

*hic*

*shart*
Posted by: Hillary! at November 07, 2018 09:40 AM (BrQrN)

And I'm on the Supreme Court?
Posted by: Merrick Garland at November 07, 2018 09:41 AM (1beh4)

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and i'm relevant?

Posted by: Barack Obama at November 07, 2018 09:43 AM (Q8Fq+)

113 It's way early to talk about 2020, and the point is a bit obvious, but each seat we win now makes it harder for the Dems to regain the Senate in '20. That's a good thing.

Posted by: Dan Rather at November 07, 2018 09:43 AM (wW03z)

114 young Susan Sarandon.

So Brad sent her a letter?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 09:43 AM (JEqJ6)

115 I just saw the new governor of Colorado on the T.V. I believe I saw a sperm bubble on his chin.

Posted by: R. DUKE at November 07, 2018 09:43 AM (70Mcx)

116 Beautiful detail in the painting in the background.

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 07, 2018 09:44 AM (jUVms)

117 Dan Rather = pep

Posted by: pep at November 07, 2018 09:44 AM (wW03z)

118 14

Nearly 750 comments in the Morning Report and I did not detect a single troll.

Make of that what you will.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 07, 2018 09:32 AM (/9p9e)

Comrade popped up to say something inane. Presumably everybody else is sleeping in now that they are no longer getting their SorosBux.

Posted by: joncelli, totally not doing this for money at November 07, 2018 09:44 AM (RD7QR)

119 The words-are-fungible Dems won.

The Dems promised the suckers in their state that they would focus on policy, but the investigations and subpoenas are on their way.

Dem base: We don't care about the lying--we're getting FREE HEALTHCARE!!

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 09:44 AM (vDqXW)

120 Lessons of 2018:



The Left: We didn't win more because we didn't go Totalitarian enough.



The Fake News media: Our side didn't win more because we weren't dishonest and unhinged enough.



Republicans: We lost elections because we weren't enough like the Democrats.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 09:41 AM (dMWgJ)


Heh.

The fun begins when Maxipad "Blood In The" Waters starts her articles of impeachment. That's going to be so exquisitely sweet to watch.


The only thing I hope you are wrong about is, there's some actual, you know, conservatives, who rise to leadership positions in the House, and two years from now, the pendulum swings back with a vengeance.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 09:44 AM (9chmE)

121 I think Trump should start the day by announcing the details of the budget he is sending to the House first thing on 1/20/19.

You know, a national budget, the first national budget we've had in ten years, since Ex-Prez Cock-Curious was too lazy to ever have one of his own?

What a concept.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 07, 2018 09:44 AM (2eKoI)

122
If you could bolt Nancy Pelosi's tits onto Kyrsten Sinema's smile and Occasional-Cortex's simian fingers, you'd have something to be really cruel to.

I'm just saying it; you know you were thinking it.
Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018

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Not sure I've ever seen Sinema's smile . . . and fingers are not anything I think about much. The bolting, however -- you may have something there.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 07, 2018 09:45 AM (Fz8ov)

123 Michigan voting for whiter than white Stabenow is racist because they voted against African American John James, right?

Posted by: blaster at November 07, 2018 09:45 AM (VhKw6)

124 PS - please send help to MN . I don't know what the fuck is going on up here.

Posted by: jhawk90 at November 07, 2018 09:45 AM (Xvo1a)

125


She has a little Young Bernadette Peters about her, huh?



Mmmmm, Bernadette Peters...

I suppose she just got through reading a "Dear Jane" letter. She doesn't look very upset.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 07, 2018 09:45 AM (HaL55)

126 Is Stacey Abrams still holed up in her Bunker waiting for Atlanta to deliver 200,000 more votes to her? So where's the Downfall clip?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 09:45 AM (JEqJ6)

127 I wonder when the Special Elections will begin?

Posted by: Surfperch at November 07, 2018 09:45 AM (P+H3W)

128 Can't go wrong with the 'mouche.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 07, 2018 09:46 AM (/qEW2)

129 Woman in the painting looks like a young Susan Sarandon.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 07, 2018 09:41 AM (hECVl)

When she was a teen....80 or 90 years ago.

Posted by: BignJames at November 07, 2018 09:46 AM (0+nbW)

130 You know, a national budget, the first national budget we've had in ten years, since Ex-Prez Cock-Curious was too lazy to ever have one of his own?

Posted by: Sharkman at November 07, 2018 09:44 AM (2eKoI)
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Okay, okay, I'll get off your lawn.

Posted by: Brave New Libz at November 07, 2018 09:46 AM (vDqXW)

131 The detail on the dress and the floor is impressive.

Posted by: dantesed at November 07, 2018 09:46 AM (88xKn)

132 She has a lot of legs. And they are Puft.
I think the artist did a bad photoshop and failed to properly scale the upper body.

Posted by: Troll Feeder at November 07, 2018 09:46 AM (9i7zj)

133 Stacey Abrams, if she loses, will be Hillary 2.0
never going away

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 07, 2018 09:46 AM (dMvl+)

134 I think Trump should start the day by announcing the details of the budget he is sending to the House first thing on 1/20/19.

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There are a lot of different ways to play this over the next two years. Obviously, would have preferred GOP retain the House. But you play the hand you are dealt, and from an electoral perspective, having Pelosi and Watters as a foil for Trump and the GOP may be beneficial.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 09:46 AM (sX1BW)

135 Yeah, the James loss really hurt. That man's got potential.

Posted by: pep at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (wW03z)

136 This artist had a specialty and it's directed at the 'ettes.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (A6Xv7)

137 Why isnt Nelson declared loser?

Posted by: Arumaito at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (8zvUY)

138 If Howard Dean isn't taking some credit for last night's Dem wins, he should be.

Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (Bdeb0)

139 I believe PDT knew this would happen in the house and has made counter attack plans. The man is no stupid shrinking violet.

He will wait then.....pounce!

Posted by: mpfs at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (w7dYk)

140 CBD, Thanks for another Auguste Toulmouche painting. The detail, the brilliant and realistic colors, and the shimmer of humor in his models make them a pleasure to view. They must be wonderful to see in person.

I really need this today.

Posted by: JTB at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (V+03K)

141 it's a high waisted dress

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (dMvl+)

142 My dialysis of last night:

If we had kept the house it would have been much, much harder for Trump to get re-elected in 2020.

If we had lost the senate it would have ended Trump's march through history in Supreme Court nominations.

Lastly, if I know Democrats, they will overplay their hand and make 2020 more of an opportunity than it otherwise would have been.

I'm not going to cry about last night...I'm going to spend the remainder of Trump's rock-hard, orgasmic economy making as much money as I can.

Oh, and has Sessions been fired yet? Before noon would be cool.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (sM+h7)

143 and i'm relevant?

Apparently everyone Barry stumped for lost, and everyone Trump stumped for won.

Yeah yeah selection bias, but still.

Shit Midas!

Posted by: Lance McCormick at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (84QUd)

144 People like some aspects of ObamaCare. Not having a replacement for it hurt more than we probably realize.

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A replacement for what? Obamacare is still in place and active.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (LX21o)

145 with the extra senators, time for Amy Comey Barrett to get fitted for some new black robes. short robes....

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (Q8Fq+)

146 The two birds in the painting seem to be looking at her.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (/qEW2)

147 120

Heh.

The fun begins when Maxipad "Blood In The" Waters
starts her articles of impeachment. That's going to be so exquisitely
sweet to watch.
I may be overly optimistic, but hear me out. Should the Dems start in on going after Trump; perhaps even impeaching him in the House - that'll be the extent of their accomplishments between now and 2020 - obstruction.This could make 2020 quite sporty for Republicans (not GOPe).

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 07, 2018 09:48 AM (jxbfJ)

148 If you could bolt Nancy Pelosi's tits onto Kyrsten Sinema's smile and Occasional-Cortex's simian fingers, you'd have something to be really cruel to.

I'm just saying it; you know you were thinking it.
Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018

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i can't even....

Posted by: Dr. Moreau at November 07, 2018 09:48 AM (Q8Fq+)

149 Why isnt Nelson declared loser?

I think the lead for Scott narrowed by quite a bit... Nelson is hoping for that trunk full of votes

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 09:48 AM (O2RFr)

150

EM STRAWBERRY SHORT CAKE FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at November 07, 2018 09:48 AM (GEhPL)

151
House changes control on January 3rd.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 09:49 AM (dMWgJ)

152 I'm halfway thinking about selling off a LOT of stock before Maxine Waters take over the financials of the nation, then buying lots more once Maxine Waters takes over the financials of the nation.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at November 07, 2018 09:49 AM (LX21o)

153 145
with the extra senators, time for Amy Comey Barrett to get fitted for some new black robes. short robes....

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (Q8Fq+)
Sure would be sweet to take one more liberal off of SCOTUS.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 07, 2018 09:49 AM (jxbfJ)

154 >>Not sure I've ever seen Sinema's smile . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 07, 2018 09:45 AM (Fz8ov)

All teeth. Big lips. Broad, affable. Serviceable.

Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018 09:49 AM (Bdeb0)

155 As I said in the previous thread.

They are topping off the fluids and replacing the batteries in Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg right now since she is such a high mileage apparatchik.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 09:49 AM (JEqJ6)

156 Abrams the Hutt probably has trucks full of ballots already on the way.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 09:49 AM (ICe/k)

157 Nelson is hoping for that trunk full of votes

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We have some extra if you need them.

We always keep them handy.

Posted by: Michigan Democratic Party at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (sX1BW)

158 Has anyone published the overall total votes last night? Wondering if it was historic for a midterm.

Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (cF8AT)

159 Is there anything preventing congress from passing a bunch of necessary and useful bills in the next two months?

Besides GOPe, of course.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (72PAC)

160 I think the lesson that has to be learned by the GOP is that they have to actually fight. If they were lucky, their press was only 90% negative. Add to the fact that social media was completely stacked against them, they are going to have a tough row to hoe in the future.
However, Trump has shown them the way: FIGHT. Bypass the information gatekeepers. WORK FOR IT! Look how he campaigned. Never apologize. Never go on defense.
The GOP leadership in blue states have to be purged.
President Trump should demand it. The fossils have to be tossed, and young fighters put in.
We're going to have two hard years, but 2020 will be worth it.

Posted by: Iblis at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (9221z)

161 So Abrams is down almost 2 %, Kemp is over 50%, the law is being followed, and she won't concede?

Does the state just ignore her rants and attempts to steal this, and certify the vote?
Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (CmURZ)

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They eventually will call it for Kemp, but Black Female Democratium demands that they give it the proper amount of time to explore all avenues of possible fraud first.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (I16G8)

162 If congress is called back, are there enough votes to fully fund the wall?

Or can the President deploy the engineering units of the Defense Dept to build the wall?

Posted by: Goatweed at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (iR3Gu)

163 Lovely!
And thanks for the dress pr0n, CBD!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (W+vEI)

164 What is the breakdown of the senators up in 2 years?

Posted by: LASue at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (XROPS)

165 156 Ballots or buckets of fried chicken...

Posted by: steevy at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (BXMxN)

166 159 Is there anything preventing congress from passing a bunch of necessary and useful bills in the next two months?


Ryan

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (O2RFr)

167

Let the lawsuits begin!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (dMWgJ)

168 I think the GOP needs to finally wave the white flag and surrender on the 60+ year war to hold back socialized medicine.

Honestly, the government's tentacles and penetration in privatized healthcare makes it virtually impossible to ever reform it to have the free market approach work.

Socialized medicine will mean poorer care, longer waits and absolute greater death counts/panels, but F* it, it's what everyone apparently wants and the people have spoken.

Focus the R platform on the remaining realistic principles we can hold on to and the Trump agenda.

Posted by: theATL at November 07, 2018 09:51 AM (r725l)

169 What is the breakdown of the senators up in 2 years?

We have a lot coming up

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 09:51 AM (O2RFr)

170 159 Is there anything preventing congress from passing a bunch of necessary and useful bills in the next two months?

Besides GOPe, of course.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (72PAC)
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Nope. Just the GOPe: Flake & Corker.

Posted by: WisRich at November 07, 2018 09:51 AM (G0vdT)

171 >>They are topping off the fluids and replacing the batteries in Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg right now since she is such a high mileage apparatchik. Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 09:49 AM (JEqJ6)

Resurrection Ship. Hillary awaits her turn in the petroleum-oil-lubricant bath, accompanied by the strange mechanical hum of another world...

Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018 09:51 AM (Bdeb0)

172 Glad that Devin Nunes in CA-22 won &
Sean Duffy in WI-7 won

Posted by: redridinghood at November 07, 2018 09:51 AM (hECVl)

173 Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert

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Is this true or fake news?

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 09:51 AM (sX1BW)

174 Is there anything preventing congress from passing a bunch of necessary and useful bills in the next two months?

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The same thing that stopped them for the last two years.

Come January, though, THEN you'll see some bills being passed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at November 07, 2018 09:51 AM (LX21o)

175 I went to bed early and sat out all the election hoopla last night. And after reading the results this morning - the only real effect I can see is that as a county, we no longer have a functional legislature. Congress is now irrelevant, except as a noise making machine for CNN. There will be no legislation of any significance passed, no resolution of any issues - nothing at all will happen. Except that in the Senate, Trump's appointees should have an even easier time getting approved.

So that's it - for all the Rep/Dem Con/Lib agitation, what is happening in reality is that we have moved almost completely into a form of government that is run solely by the Executive and the Judiciary. We no longer have a legislature. We might as well just abolish it and go straight to the Chinese Model - we're most of the way there already.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 07, 2018 09:51 AM (Kpl3J)

176 Given how useless Congress has been the last two years, how are you expecting anything to be different?



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I'm confident that Congress will continue to spend more than it takes in - even when it is taking in record amounts.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (sX1BW)


The scoundrels!



Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 09:51 AM (9chmE)

177 Has anyone published the overall total votes last night? Wondering if it was historic for a midterm.
Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (cF8AT)


Texas was over 52%, which seems really high for a midterm but lower than I expected

Posted by: LASue at November 07, 2018 09:52 AM (XROPS)

178
It's my analysis.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 09:52 AM (dMWgJ)

179 Nelson is hoping for that trunk full of votes

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We have some extra if you need them.

We always keep them handy.
Posted by: Michigan Democratic Party at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (sX1BW)

Same here.

Posted by: Minnesota Democratic Party at November 07, 2018 09:52 AM (P+H3W)

180 174 Is there anything preventing congress from passing a bunch of necessary and useful bills in the next two months? "

A traitor who hates Trump named Paul Ryan, that's what.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 07, 2018 09:52 AM (Kpl3J)

181 @141 "it's a high waisted dress"



Well, maybe, but unless it has petticoats up above her belly button, her hips start where the dress starts, and she is nearly 70% lower body.
The proportions just really look off to me.

Posted by: Troll Feeder at November 07, 2018 09:52 AM (5a2wG)

182 Texas was over 52%, which seems really high for a midterm but lower than I expected

Cruz only won by 2 %

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 09:52 AM (O2RFr)

183 San Francisco passed a new business tax (i.e. tech companies) to go to the homeless. It'll be fun to see how many leave.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 07, 2018 09:53 AM (CQ3Qb)

184 The proportions just really look off to me.
Posted by: Troll Feeder at November 07, 2018 09:52 AM (5a2wG)

that's because she has tentacles instead of legs

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 07, 2018 09:53 AM (dMvl+)

185 >>Or can the President deploy the engineering units of the Defense Dept to build the wall? Posted by: Goatweed at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (iR3Gu)

You wanted The Wall.
You'll settle for claymore mines and barbed wire
You'll get Trans-border Adhesive Human Flypaper Array.

Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018 09:53 AM (Bdeb0)

186 Someone typoed FOP yesterday instead of GOP.

I'll go with Muldoon's definition of FOP to describe the likes of Flake and Corker.

Fake Opposition Party.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 09:53 AM (JEqJ6)

187

What, the January 3rd thing?

That's true. That's when Congress gets sworn in.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 09:53 AM (dMWgJ)

188 Great words, CBD. The shrinking violet in the painting doesn't do them justice.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 07, 2018 09:53 AM (TdMsT)

189 164 What is the breakdown of the senators up in 2 years?
Posted by: LASue at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (XROPS)

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21 R 12 D

Only obvious pickup is Doug Jones in Alabama. Our weakest link might be Cory Gardner in Colorado.

looks excellent for holding the Senate in 2020

Posted by: Dr. Moreau at November 07, 2018 09:53 AM (Q8Fq+)

190 Just when I thought I was out from behind enemy lines by moving from VA to KS, my position was overrun.

Just what I had thought, moving back from CA to rural PA, until I looked around at the polling station. All of them looked like "administrators". Only a few people like me. What happened to my area?

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 09:53 AM (DCYln)

191 You know? Red Dead Redemption sound like a Democrat GOTV effort.

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 09:53 AM (vDqXW)

192 Posted by: theATL at November 07, 2018 09:51 AM (r725l)

How about compromising on emergency medicine, ambulances, etc., and in exchange, demand that the existing cartel-esque insurance structure for non-emergency and elective procedures be scrapped, and replaced by an insurance rubric similar to that used by dental and vision, two health sectors where competition still occurs and works.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at November 07, 2018 09:53 AM (J+mig)

193 Given how useless Congress has been the last two years, how are you expecting anything to be different?

The House has been made irrelevant due to their complete inability to make a budget and delegating all of their lawmaking to the fourth branch of government: The Regulatory State.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 07, 2018 09:54 AM (boNFp)

194 Only thing worse than bills passed by Congress are compromised bills passed by Congress.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 07, 2018 09:54 AM (A6Xv7)

195 Texas was over 52%, which seems really high for a midterm but lower than I expected

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Chicago was at 105%, which was average for a midterm.

The high water mark was 150% set in 1960.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 09:54 AM (sX1BW)

196 That hanky is soaked with tuberculosis bacilli.

Bank on it.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 09:54 AM (m45I2)

197 Trump needs to push for voter ID in every state. Investigate the shenanigans in Texas with DACA voters and replace Sessions.

Posted by: mpfs at November 07, 2018 09:54 AM (w7dYk)

198 162
If congress is called back, are there enough votes to fully fund the wall?



Or can the President deploy the engineering units of the Defense Dept to build the wall?

Posted by: Goatweed at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (iR3Gu)

Remember last spring when we were told the reason Trump caved on the outrageous CR was because it provided funds for the wall? Those were fun times.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 07, 2018 09:54 AM (CQ3Qb)

199 Just when I thought I was out from behind enemy lines by moving from VA to KS, my position was overrun.



Just what I had thought, moving back from CA to rural PA, until I
looked around at the polling station. All of them looked like
"administrators". Only a few people like me. What happened to my area?

Come to California North....Idaho.

Posted by: R. DUKE at November 07, 2018 09:54 AM (70Mcx)

200 San Francisco passed a new business tax (i.e. tech companies) to go to the homeless. It'll be fun to see how many leave.

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I doubt there are many there now.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 09:55 AM (sX1BW)

201 So if gop loses at worst 35 seats, with many flukes, we are at 205. , and only 13 to win house in 2020?

Posted by: Jonah at November 07, 2018 09:55 AM (l5hQl)

202 @184 "that's because she has tentacles instead of legs"

Yeah. That's what it looks like. Puft tentacles.

Posted by: Troll Feeder at November 07, 2018 09:55 AM (5a2wG)

203 183 San Francisco passed a new business tax (i.e. tech companies) to go to the homeless. It'll be fun to see how many leave.

Given the close call in Texas - STAY THE HELL OUT OF TEXAS

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 07, 2018 09:55 AM (boNFp)

204 Has anyone else seen the Polish Nato Forces commercial for Veterans day? They thank the US Veterans. Great commercial!

Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 09:56 AM (cF8AT)

205 T-bird,

Where in PA?

Posted by: mpfs at November 07, 2018 09:56 AM (w7dYk)

206 I think jj's tone in the mo-re hit it - the House GOP did not give anyone a reason to vote for them. They've done bloody little for two years of control. I understand the Obamacare issues, but there is no justification whatsoever for their feckless inaction and committee showboating on so many things.

Posted by: JEM at November 07, 2018 09:56 AM (8erNz)

207 174>>>

Absolutely.

Amnesty, Gun Confiscation, Single-Payer.

All are going to get passed by the Demoncrat house.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 09:56 AM (ICe/k)

208 By the way, Nevada not only fucked up by electing Rosen, but they also elected Dennis Hof, the dead brothel owner.

Heck of a job, guys!

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 09:56 AM (i2J7E)

209 She is a pretty woman of intelligence and integrity. Fox News would never consider her for a time slot.


Posted by: Under Fire at November 07, 2018 09:56 AM (r9UYA)

210
Reminder: Doug Jones is up for reelection in 2020. He will lose. Unless Judge Roy Bean runs again.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 09:56 AM (dMWgJ)

211 with the extra senators, time for Amy Comey Barrett to get fitted for some new black robes. short robes....
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (Q8Fq+)


While I'm sure she's a fine candidate, I think that would be a mistake. It would send the signal to the Democrats that we fear the #MeToo hoaxes they used against Kavanaugh and we seek to avoid this by nominating a woman.

We can't let them think they have the power to influence (let alone veto) our decisions. Any sort of backing down or fearfulness we display, will simply lead to them using the same tactics again and again. They won't abandon what is even the slightest bit effective.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 07, 2018 09:57 AM (/qEW2)

212 Red Dead Redemption has inspired me to campaign for a National Feed a Suffragette to an Alligator Day.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 09:57 AM (NWiLs)

213 201 So if gop loses at worst 35 seats, with many flukes, we are at 205. , and only 13 to win house in 2020?

Other than having an epic shit show for at least the next two years, what practical value is the House?

Remember all of those investigations? Did anyone ever get in trouble? Were there ever any indictments? Fines? Penalties? Jail Time?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 07, 2018 09:57 AM (boNFp)

214 For the next two years get ready for daily performances of the Orange Man Bad Circus as Ring-gag Master Pelosi tries to orchestrate and corral all the clowns. Unfortunately for Nancy, all the clowns have taken a hit of LSD and bath salts.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 09:57 AM (JEqJ6)

215 Comparing Abbot's votes with Cruz votes, I think it's safe to say that in Texas, 5% of the voters (and maybe 10% of the population overall) can be put into the GOP-e neverTrumper category. That's how many people voted for Conservative Rep Abbot but split their ticket and voted for Beto for Senate.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 07, 2018 09:57 AM (Kpl3J)

216 Well, maybe, but unless it has petticoats up above her belly button, her hips start where the dress starts, and she is nearly 70% lower body.
The proportions just really look off to me.



She does have petticoats up to above her navel.

Either that or she's one of those girls who carries her pregnancy all up front and doesn't bloat up everywhere else.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 09:57 AM (fuK7c)

217 Oh, and has Sessions been fired yet? Before noon would be cool.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (sM+h7)


I'm sure the Gopes are explaining as we speak why that shouldn't happen.


Something something, appearances, something something Russia Russia Russia!

Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 09:57 AM (9chmE)

218 San Francisco passed a new business tax (i.e. tech companies) to go to the homeless. It'll be fun to see how many leave.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 07, 2018 09:53 AM (CQ3Qb)

Good to know, maybe I can make a little extra dough on the weekends by being a bum in The City.

It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 07, 2018 09:57 AM (P+H3W)

219 San Francisco passed a new business tax (i.e. tech companies) to go to the homeless. It'll be fun to see how many leave.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 07, 2018 09:53 AM

oh yeah, I am finally able to smile this morning..

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 09:58 AM (aSpXp)

220 Hillary is probably shitting herself this morning. An out of control House will cause Trump to take the gloves off. And Beeto has Obama'd her.

Posted by: x at November 07, 2018 09:58 AM (nFwvY)

221 mpfs, the edge of Dutch Country.

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 09:58 AM (qb5PP)

222 Other than having an epic shit show for at least the next two years, what practical value is the House? "

The House is a noise machine that generates sound bites for CNN. Period.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 07, 2018 09:58 AM (Kpl3J)

223 I think jj's tone in the mo-re hit it - the House GOP did not give anyone a reason to vote for them. They've done bloody little for two years of control. I understand the Obamacare issues, but there is no justification whatsoever for their feckless inaction and committee showboating on so many things.

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Agree that this is part of it. The tax decrease was nice, but that was over a year ago. Contrast with the Senate who went into the election with a clear victory that paid dividends.

I'm not sure it would have made a huge difference with the House, but going into the election with a victory from this year would have been nice.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 09:58 AM (sX1BW)

224 >>Gun Confiscation, All are going to get passed by the Demoncrat house. Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 09:56 AM (ICe/k)

Yeah. Someone's gotta bell the cat, though.

Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018 09:58 AM (Bdeb0)

225 I doubt there are many there now.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 09:55 AM (sX1BW)

It's a .5% tax on revenue over $50 million. They're projecting to bring in $250-$300 million in new taxes from it. So yeah, there are quite a few HQ'd in San Fran.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 07, 2018 09:58 AM (CQ3Qb)

226 198 162
If congress is called back, are there enough votes to fully fund the wall?



Or can the President deploy the engineering units of the Defense Dept to build the wall?

Posted by: Goatweed at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (iR3Gu)

Remember last spring when we were told the reason Trump caved on the outrageous CR was because it provided funds for the wall? Those were fun times.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 07, 2018 09:54 AM (CQ3Qb)

Remember when Mexico was going to pay for it?

Posted by: josephistan at November 07, 2018 09:58 AM (7HtZB)

227 'The Letter' was a Bette Davis movie. She emptied a chamber onto her lover. He died.

Posted by: kallisto at November 07, 2018 09:58 AM (d4mMH)

228 My totally uninformed take is that the Democratic offensive has taken ground and inflicted casualties, but has fallen short of expectations given the amount of money and energy they spent. They haven't fixed their underlying problems nor have they come to grips with why they lost in 2016, and of the two parties the Republicans are probably the more unified *slightly* and in better shape for the long haul.

Tenacity is the watchword for the next couple years.

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 07, 2018 09:59 AM (bZ7mE)

229 Just spitballing here: what are the odds Pence isn't on the ticket in 2020? I just don't see him carrying things forward and an heir will need to be established for 2024.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at November 07, 2018 09:59 AM (1OpY0)

230 >>217
Oh, and has Sessions been fired yet? Before noon would be cool.



Posted by: Daisy Cutter

But Huber! and his fantasy indictments!!!

Posted by: Under Fire at November 07, 2018 09:59 AM (r9UYA)

231 Gun Confiscation, All are going to get passed by the Demoncrat house.

Millstones. The bigger the better.

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 09:59 AM (qb5PP)

232 Trump will pick a woman for SCOTUS next ciz he's already picked 2 men.imo

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 07, 2018 10:00 AM (dMvl+)

233 Or can the President deploy the engineering units of the Defense Dept to build the wall?Posted by: Goatweed


Coulter has been saying that from the start, that he can. Seems pretty obvious that the cartels are armed and dangerous, and a FOREIGN threat illegally invading, killing thousand with their dirty drugs.


Now is a good time to build the border road, enabling rapid deployment, then follow the Israeli plans, or whatever, to build perhaps the double barrier, or substantial wall ... Army Corps of Engineers ... 200 miles by Christmas ... stop the opioid flood. (and stop the human trafficking)

Posted by: illiniwek at November 07, 2018 10:00 AM (Cus5s)

234 With one dead pimp already winning, I think Avematti can drastically increase his chances of winning the White House by killing himself. Come on Mikey, go for the gold!

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:00 AM (i2J7E)

235 Well the other thing we learned is that Lamont in CT. isn't as good at voter fraud as Malloy was.

Posted by: Iblis at November 07, 2018 10:00 AM (9221z)

236 Just spitballing here: what are the odds Pence isn't on the ticket in 2020?

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I'd say low. The VP heir is very overrated.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:00 AM (sX1BW)

237
Too many degenerate commie scum got too much of the vote yesterday, and
this bothers me. Of course, it bothers me that degenerate commie scum
aren't getting helicopter rides.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 09:36 AM (NWiLs)



So much this. We'll get there though, its the natural order of things.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 07, 2018 10:00 AM (9Om/r)

238


3. People like some aspects of ObamaCare. Not having a replacement for it hurt more than we probably realize.



We were once known for having the very best health system in the world using a system that was operated mostly by the private sector. Costs were low and efficiency was generally far better than other nation's government-run systems. But as our government intervened, the quality of care went down proportionally.


We knew what worked, but somebody destroyed that because progress or something.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 07, 2018 10:00 AM (HaL55)

239 We can't let them think they have the power to influence (let alone veto) our decisions. Any sort of backing down or fearfulness we display, will simply lead to them using the same tactics again and again. They won't abandon what is even the slightest bit effective.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 07, 2018 09:57 AM (/qEW2)

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isn't that letting them influence our decision?

fuck what they think. I wanted her nominated last time. I want her nominated this time.

Posted by: Dr. Moreau at November 07, 2018 10:00 AM (Q8Fq+)

240 Very nice painting; doesn't do a thing for me at the moment.

Meanwhile over at pjmedia.com democrat voters wanted to send a message to Trump to tell him that he is a big meanie and should talk nice to people.

We are so screwed.

Posted by: Edric Milburn at November 07, 2018 10:01 AM (hrcfq)

241 House loss may be a necessary pain to drain the swamp. As Confucius once said, Old ones (gopes) don't go, New ones (2020 Trumpers) can't come.

Posted by: lwc at November 07, 2018 10:01 AM (G8lfi)

242 Now that the election is over, Mueller is set to release his report on Russian Collusion.

I am sure he wrote two reports: One for if the Republicans held the House and one for is the Democrats won the House.

He is putting his final touches on the Democrat report that will call for more investigations.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 07, 2018 10:01 AM (1beh4)

243 Oh, and has Sessions been fired yet? Before noon would be cool.

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Is it a done deal that Walker is in WI? Because if so, I'd like if Trump offered him the job.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 07, 2018 10:01 AM (KUaJL)

244 229
Just spitballing here: what are the odds Pence isn't on the ticket in
2020? I just don't see him carrying things forward and an heir will
need to be established for 2024.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at November 07, 2018 09:59 AM (1OpY0)

I'll go a step further: what if Trump decides not to run again?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 07, 2018 10:01 AM (CQ3Qb)

245

btw, that "caravan" of invaders did NOT go away

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 10:01 AM (dMWgJ)

246 I checked - iirc, the Texas turnout this week was close to that of the 2016 general election and about double 2014 mid term turn out

Posted by: LASue at November 07, 2018 10:02 AM (XROPS)

247 I'm still confused how we lost the House. Was it the voter turnout? I can't believe that was the cause, given how many went to Trump's rallies.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at November 07, 2018 10:02 AM (oc+bb)

248 There's certainly some things to smile about today:

1. Fl gov race - The Dems REALLY wanted that one and poured a lot of $ into it. Lost

2. We in Florida got the most conservative governor we've had in my lifetime AND a Trump backer to boot. DeSantis will get to appoint 3 state supreme court justices. Plus the state house and senate are also in GOP hands, so 2020 redistricting will be much better than it would have been under Gillum (blech). Maybe we can even purge the voter rolls of the dead and transplants who vote in 2 states with no fear of retribution

3. FL senate race - Nelson: GONE after 40 years in government here.

4. GA gov - Abrams is toast. She and her followers are the only ones who refuse to recognize it. Sorry toots.

5. at least 4 R Senate pickups. Clarence Thomas can step down if he wants to retire, Trump can appoint who he wants, and we have some breathing room on the confirmation. And between Cocoaine Mitch and PDT, we can ram through the confirmation of dozens of judges who will be around for YEARS to come. If that doesn't make Cryin' Chuck weep into his pillow, I don't know what will.

6. The spectacle of these idiots taking over the chairmanships in the House, while annoying at best, will at the same time be hilarious to watch.

7. Soros, Bloomberg, Hollywood, and these stupid NYers & Californians who poured over $70 million into Robert Francis' campaign have nothing to show for it.

8. Project Veritas' capture on film of the allowance of DACAs to vote in Texas has Greg Abbott spitting fire. Guarantee that won't go by the wayside. We may even get the enjoyment of perp walks

There are more, and that's only in 3 states.

Yes, I know they were all closer than they should have been. But let's enjoy our victories where we have them :-)

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 10:02 AM (CmURZ)

249 Either that or she's one of those girls who carries her pregnancy all up front and doesn't bloat up everywhere else.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 09:57 AM (fuK7c)

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we'll just need to see her naked. Only way to be sure.

Posted by: Dr. Moreau at November 07, 2018 10:02 AM (Q8Fq+)

250 T-bird,

I left Cali and moved back home a little over 5 years ago. NEPA, Lou Barletta country.

Posted by: mpfs at November 07, 2018 10:02 AM (w7dYk)

251 217 Oh, and has Sessions been fired yet? Before noon would be cool.

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you can't fire a man before he wakes up. That just isn't cricket.

Posted by: Dr. Moreau at November 07, 2018 10:02 AM (Q8Fq+)

252

Prediction: House Democrats will demand President Trump recall all US military presence from border.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 10:02 AM (dMWgJ)

253 Is the caravan in the stadium resorting to cannibalism yet? Because I think their usefulness is over and the funding should be drying up.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 10:02 AM (JEqJ6)

254 204 Has anyone else seen the Polish Nato Forces commercial for Veterans day? They thank the US Veterans. Great commercial!
Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 09:56 AM (cF8AT)

No, but I would love to. I've searched and can't find it anywhere. Do you happen to have a link?

Posted by: moki at November 07, 2018 10:03 AM (mFoNl)

255 >>send a message to Trump to tell him that he is a big meanie and should talk nice to people. Posted by: Edric Milburn at November 07, 2018 10:01 AM (hrcfq)

Hillary: "The time for civility is over!"
Former Hillary voters: "Fuck off, corpse, we got this."

Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018 10:03 AM (Bdeb0)

256 Texas was over 52%, which seems really high for a midterm but lower than I expected



Cruz only won by 2 %

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 09:52 AM (O2RFr)


My Congresscritter,Ann Wagner, got 51% yesterday, which is an extraordinarily low total for this area. Best explanation I can give is that a lot of people are really really fed up with the R Congress, and she's about as insider as it gets.


So my point being, I don't think some of these razor thin margins represent enthusiasm on the left, as much as it was dead tired lack of it on the right. People stayed home. That's my guess as to how so many of these races went the way they did.


Two years from now will look extraordinarily different from this year. I'm not smart enough to know how, I just don't think this result represents anything like a trend. Even the R's winning a bunch of Senate seats. It only means what it does, this time.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 10:03 AM (9chmE)

257 "The Letter' was a Bette Davis movie. She emptied a chamber onto her lover. He died."'

Demonstrating the superiority of effective punctuation to stern wording.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at November 07, 2018 10:04 AM (tjuCT)

258 So how bad will a dem House try to wreck the economy to hurt Trump?

Posted by: brak at November 07, 2018 10:04 AM (VckGX)

259 Prediction: House Democrats will demand President Trump recall all US military presence from border.

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Pointless votes with no Constitutional authority is a House special - both parties excel at it.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:04 AM (sX1BW)

260 254 204 Has anyone else seen the Polish Nato Forces commercial for Veterans day? They thank the US Veterans. Great commercial!
Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 09:56 AM (cF8AT)

No, but I would love to. I've searched and can't find it anywhere. Do you happen to have a link?
Posted by: moki at November 07, 2018 10:03 AM (mFoNl)

God bless Poland. They haven't forgotten what it's like to be ruled by commie scum.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:04 AM (NWiLs)

261 Delaforce: Over 30 GOP incumbents retired, making it much harder to keep those seats, and too many House Repubs shied away from Trump, not realizing he would carry them over the finish line if they just let him.

Plus like 15-20% of our party was actively campaigning for us to lose.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:04 AM (i2J7E)

262 Most sickening part of my night: The free-association gaslighting of Nancy Pelosi talking about "Constitutional checks" while meaning the specific check of an opposition party, by investigations and subpoenas...and face it...impeachment.

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 10:04 AM (vDqXW)

263 Celina Montgomery would rather burn Georgia to the ground going full commie refusing to conceed. Fuck that scrunt.

Posted by: literally serious at November 07, 2018 10:04 AM (ulmY0)

264 A two-year presidential campaign?

Yuk.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 07, 2018 10:04 AM (+065N)

265 248
Marybeth,

THIS

Posted by: mpfs at November 07, 2018 10:04 AM (w7dYk)

266 Dammit. This headache I woke up with isn't relenting. BC powder time.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:05 AM (NWiLs)

267 144 People like some aspects of ObamaCare. Not having a replacement for it hurt more than we probably realize.

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A replacement for what? Obamacare is still in place and active.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at November 07, 2018 09:47 AM (LX21o)

I wrote that badly. People hear that the GOP wants to repeal OCare; people like that OCare covers preexisting conditions; there's no GOP replacement that helps with that; people think the GOP wants to take away coverage for preexisting conditions. Dems saw that gap and ran on it, and people bought it.

Posted by: joncelli, totally not doing this for money at November 07, 2018 10:05 AM (RD7QR)

268 I'd say low. The VP heir is very overrated.
Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:00 AM (sX1BW)

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excluding deaths, who was the last too pull it off before Bush 41? I don't count Nixon.

Posted by: Dr. Moreau at November 07, 2018 10:05 AM (Q8Fq+)

269 Unless Trump's going to announce the unsealing of a ton of indictments that include a sh**load of Congressional Democrats, his presser later probably won't be much special.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 07, 2018 10:05 AM (AM1GF)

270 So who else is up watching Bullit? the movie that the best car chase seen ever filmed

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 07, 2018 10:05 AM (bQtop)

271 >>God bless Poland. They haven't forgotten what it's like to be ruled by commie scum. Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:04 AM (NWiLs)

Now, if we could just get them to invade Islamic, low-T Germany...

Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018 10:05 AM (Bdeb0)

272 examples of prices with insurance:

(whine warning)
I probably need a sleep study but that would be anything from $2-6K, just for the study

If I went to a hematologist they would have me on infusions asap based on numbers, but again that's around $2k per needle stick, so not going

let's not even start on "you are at the age for a colonoscopy" - sure, covered if they find nothing, pay several thousand if they do
/ whine

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 07, 2018 10:05 AM (dMvl+)

273 The WSJ of all places made an excellent point: Pennsylvania's five Democrat Supreme Court judges gave the Democrats four House seats last night.

Fight for state Supreme Court seats. Ohio, for example, elected two Democrats to their court yesterday and how far behind can a redistricting challenge be, with Pa as a near-by example?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, VoteRed and Be Happy at November 07, 2018 10:05 AM (Z216Q)

274 273 >>God bless Poland. They haven't forgotten what it's like to be ruled by commie scum. Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:04 AM (NWiLs)

Now, if we could just get them to invade Islamic, low-T Germany...
Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018 10:05 AM (Bdeb0)

My boner would block out the sun.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:06 AM (NWiLs)

275 254 204 Has anyone else seen the Polish Nato Forces commercial for Veterans day? They thank the US Veterans. Great commercial!
Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 09:56 AM (cF8AT)

No, but I would love to. I've searched and can't find it anywhere. Do you happen to have a link?

Posted by: moki at November 07, 2018 10:03 AM (mFoNl)

Damn...I can't find a link either. I saw it on Fox Business yesterday and today.

I'll keep looking....

Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 10:06 AM (cF8AT)

276 I left Cali and moved back home a little over 5 years ago.

You missed a few more years of rapid decline. It's amazing what lawlessness can do. I'm surprised how little I miss my once-beautiful home of thirty-five years.

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 10:06 AM (OiC69)

277 A one pudding cup night. Could have been worse.

Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 10:06 AM (ffWPP)

278
God bless Poland. They haven't forgotten what it's like to be ruled by commie scum.
Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:04 AM (NWiLs)

Amen. Also, the two or three city block fortress that is the Russian Embassy there is a constant reminder of what they have endured.

How are you doing, Insom? Praying for you and yours.

Posted by: moki at November 07, 2018 10:07 AM (mFoNl)

279 Oh, and I'm so damned "I told you so" about my state booting the execrable Clair McSkunkill. What an awful beast she is, and there was a concern that the splits among the "third party" nimrods on the ballot might let her squeak in.


Nope. I think she ended up with 45%. Hawley was at 51%, I think. So the splitters didn't do their job.

Let the Josh "Smoot" Hawley era begin!!


Woohoo!!!

Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 10:07 AM (9chmE)

280
The idiots at Fox spent a month hyping their election night coverage and then just when viewers in the western states are arriving home to watch the coverage in tight races,they call the loss of the house. And off goes the TV

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at November 07, 2018 10:07 AM (PtOP4)

281 I'll go a step further: what if Trump decides not to run again?
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 07, 2018 10:01 AM (CQ3Qb)

He is running. He has already made this clear.

Posted by: literally serious at November 07, 2018 10:07 AM (ulmY0)

282 I'll go a step further: what if Trump decides not to run again?
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 07, 2018 10:01 AM (CQ3Qb)

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He has already filed to run in 2020.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 07, 2018 10:07 AM (I16G8)

283 274 examples of prices with insurance:

(whine warning)
I probably need a sleep study but that would be anything from $2-6K, just for the study

If I went to a hematologist they would have me on infusions asap based on numbers, but again that's around $2k per needle stick, so not going

let's not even start on "you are at the age for a colonoscopy" - sure, covered if they find nothing, pay several thousand if they do
/ whine
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 07, 2018 10:05 AM (dMvl+)

It's not whining. You're getting hosed by a fucked up system that was fucked up by government interference.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:07 AM (NWiLs)

284 The goal of the Democratic party is to entirely pollute the meaning of every word or term that has value within our republic. They then plan to use mob popularity to steer the public.

The cool kids will hate the way you harp on "what words used to mean".

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 10:07 AM (vDqXW)

285
Doesn't matter. Fake News is giving the impression to all their stupid viewers that now the House Democrats are the co-president, just like they were after 2006.

Pelosi became co-president and Bush HAD to do all the shit she wanted, they explained.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 10:07 AM (dMWgJ)

286 197 mpfs

With Kris Kobach. He's available.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 07, 2018 10:07 AM (hyuyC)

287 Now witness the firepower of my fully operational Senate!

Posted by: Cocaine Mitch at November 07, 2018 10:07 AM (BrQrN)

288 >>I probably need a sleep study but that would be anything from $2-6K, just for the study

The home study is much more affordable. The CPAP that resulted is exalted above all other home-medical devices. Filling the reservoir with liquor is not recommended.

Posted by: Zod at November 07, 2018 10:07 AM (Bdeb0)

289 Now, if we could just get them to invade Islamic, low-T Germany...
Posted by: Zod


Give 'em some prep time. Pencil it in for...say, next September 1...?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 07, 2018 10:07 AM (AM1GF)

290 It's sort of neat to think back two years ago when we honestly believed there could be an increase in gun freedoms. I figured national carry would be easy. I was even optimistic about over the counter suppressors sold the same way you could buy a pistol.

What did the House accomplish again?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at November 07, 2018 10:08 AM (0NAbP)

291 Here's what I think about Tester. (I live in deep blue Bozeman.) Trump's dislike of Tester is visceral. I think if there's a hint of cheating, there will be federal marshals here in the blink of an eye.

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at November 07, 2018 10:08 AM (fCE6j)

292 Insomniac, I know it's even worse for you, it sure sucks

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 07, 2018 10:08 AM (dMvl+)

293 I think Burglin' Beeto has a very short shelf life left. he has a very annoying speaking style that seems to be trying to copy Obama "The Great Droner's" style which people got sick of quickly.

Posted by: x at November 07, 2018 10:08 AM (nFwvY)

294 Other things to smile about;

NC's voter ID law. That will help keep NC from going blue, I hope.

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 07, 2018 10:08 AM (bZ7mE)

295 We'll be weeks hearing about the +/- MAGA effect.
We don't even have an actual House count yet do we?
In range of indictments?

Posted by: DaveA at November 07, 2018 10:08 AM (FhXTo)

296 People hear that the GOP wants to repeal OCare; people like that OCare covers preexisting conditions;

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People say they like a lot of things. The failure to repeal Obamacare certainly cost some GOP congressmen their seats. How many? I don't know.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:08 AM (sX1BW)

297 248. The three state supremes that will retires in Jan are the last three DEM appointees too. The chief, Labraga, is right of center for sure, and will be the new liberal on the court.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 07, 2018 10:09 AM (wGbBR)

298 Gun Confiscation, All are going to get passed by the Demoncrat house.

One word: Veto

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 07, 2018 10:09 AM (boNFp)

299 >>Fight for state Supreme Court seats. Ohio, for example, elected two Democrats to their court yesterday and how far behind can a redistricting challenge be, with Pa as a near-by example?


Upon leaving the WH Obama announced join effort with Holder on redistricting/fighting gerrymandering (i.e., redistricting done by GOP). Yeah, it's important -- and the Dems know it.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 10:09 AM (W+vEI)

300 "Remember last spring when we were told the reason
Trump caved on the outrageous CR was because it provided funds for the
wall? Those were fun times.Posted by: Brian in New Orleans


Remember when Mexico was going to pay for it?Posted by: josephistan


Part of me feels the DeepState has indeed blocked Trump, since there coup managed to get them two years without real border control, and a delay of prosecution of the REAL Russia/Hillary/DNC/FBI criminals. As Trump said ... he doesn't have an AG ... as Attkisson has said, it seemed DeepState arranged the control of the AG from the start.


A major coup, our DeepState involved in stopping the election of TRump, then their insurance policy to handcuff him after ... their anti-American op is still in progress ... and they got their Dem control of the House. ... Still some hope, maybe we get a real AG and Mueller and the CoupCompany get indicted themselves?

Posted by: illiniwek at November 07, 2018 10:09 AM (Cus5s)

301 T-bird,
My husband is a 3rd generation Cali and i lived there over 30 years. I miss my friends but its a disaster now.

Posted by: mpfs at November 07, 2018 10:09 AM (w7dYk)

302 Agree that this is part of it. The tax decrease was
nice, but that was over a year ago. Contrast with the Senate who went
into the election with a clear victory that paid dividends.





Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 09:58 AM (sX1BW)


I think the Kavanaugh issue had a big effect. What were the Senate's achievements heading into the mid-terms prior to Kav other than the tax cut? Sure, they confirmed judges. But the Kavanaugh debacle showed just how important having the Senate is, because judge confirmation is a behind the scenes transaction. The Ds despicable behavior brought the SC and more importantly, confirmations - into the spotlight.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 07, 2018 10:09 AM (q1VoB)

303
Some cad has done her wrong. Poor thing needs comforting. Any volunteers?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 07, 2018 10:09 AM (g/Jt8)

304 Everybody in America is playing and voting identity politics but the majority, white Christian Americans, would rather commit suicide than be called or labelled a racist. So they will virtue signal America to death.

Posted by: literally serious at November 07, 2018 10:09 AM (ulmY0)

305 Last VP to win before Bush Sr not counting VP's who became President after a death (or Nixon, who lost his election immediately after being VP but won 8 years later) was Millard Fillmore. So yeah, it's overrated.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:10 AM (i2J7E)

306 264
Celina Montgomery would rather burn Georgia to the ground going full commie refusing to conceed. Fuck that scrunt.

Heck, been there, done that. Veni Vidi Incindi, har har

Posted by: Gen. Sherman at November 07, 2018 10:10 AM (G8lfi)

307 I really have mixed feelings about Poland.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:10 AM (aSpXp)

308 Our church is making a big deal out of Veterans' Day, finally.

One member, a former USAF nurse, is involved with Quilts of Valor, and is going to surprise all our veterans with them on Sunday (including our son). I'm going to display my late paternal grandfather's Croix de Guerre (from the battle of the the Argonne forest) in the church hall, and the Scout troop's flag, that they sent to our son to fly over all the FOB's he visited in Helmand Province during his deployment (and signed by everyone in his platoon) will be on display as well.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:10 AM (ptqGC)

309 CConsumption be done about this poor girl's tuberculosis?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 10:10 AM (m45I2)

310 Look at the bright side about Beto. They spent a hundred million dollars, and it only swayed 4% when they needed 8.

Texas is like their very own Oak Island Money Pit.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at November 07, 2018 10:10 AM (J+mig)

311 What did the House accomplish again?

Pretty much enacting Obamacare a decade ago. The House has only played a minor cameo role in government ever since.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 07, 2018 10:10 AM (boNFp)

312 zombie said it best of all last night..... after all the talk and prognosticating, what was predicted to happen months ago, happened, our best speculating notwithstanding.

Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 10:11 AM (ffWPP)

313 How are you doing, Insom? Praying for you and yours.
Posted by: moki at November 07, 2018 10:07 AM (mFoNl)

I appreciate your prayers, moki. I am my miserable, hopeless self as always.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:11 AM (NWiLs)

314 299
Gun Confiscation, All are going to get passed by the Demoncrat house.



One word: Veto



Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 07, 2018 10:09 AM (boNFp)

Hopefully, but I worry that the dealmaker side of Trump might come out the next two years. A lot of compromises will have to be made for anything to pass and nothing Trump does will surprise me.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 07, 2018 10:11 AM (CQ3Qb)

315 I think Burglin' Beeto has a very short shelf life
left. he has a very annoying speaking style that seems to be trying to
copy Obama "The Great Droner's" style which people got sick of quickly.

Posted by: x at November 07, 2018 10:08 AM (nFwvY)


Dems are all about the short attention span theater. These losers from 2018 won't be around in 2020, because there will be some other "sexy" candidates around to woo the low attention span beta males and harridan females and nitwit minorities who make up that party.


No one will remember this guy. Not even his wife.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 10:11 AM (9chmE)

316 It's not whining. You're getting hosed by a fucked up system that was fucked up by government interference.

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If we believe this (and I think most of us do), but if our GOP reps believe this (and I think only some do even though they all say it), we should follow-through on our beliefs knowing the outcome will be better than the Dems predict. Stop fixing healthcare at the government. Trust the private sector to make it better. Either we believe it or we don't.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:11 AM (sX1BW)

317 excluding deaths, who was the last too pull it off before Bush 41? I don't count Nixon.

I looked it up: Martin Van Buren.

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 10:11 AM (g0Lfb)

318 Fight for state Supreme Court seats. Ohio, for example, elected two Democrats to their court yesterday and how far behind can a redistricting challenge be, with Pa as a near-by example?
Posted by: Huck Follywood, VoteRed and Be Happy at November 07, 2018 10:05 AM (Z216Q)

No, we have a wonderful "bipartisan" commission to do that. That makes us already doomed.

Posted by: WOPR at November 07, 2018 10:11 AM (J70i0)

319 Amnesty, Gun Confiscation, Single-Payer.


All are going to get passed by the Demoncrat house.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 09:56 AM (ICe/k)

Good.

More fodder for the 2020 campaign.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 07, 2018 10:11 AM (wYseH)

320 For cryin' out loud ... was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor ? I think not.

Posted by: The Midnight Rider at November 07, 2018 10:12 AM (0GJk6)

321 What did the House accomplish again?
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Tax cuts, I guess.

What a farce that House was.
I guess the only good thing about this is that all the NeverTrumpers are gone and we can fully attack the Democrats again.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at November 07, 2018 10:12 AM (oc+bb)

322 I'm excited about Illinois.

We traded up a millionaire for a billionaire in the Governor's mansion (soon to be toilet free).

IL-Titanic has a new Captain. Grab a new deck-chair, sit, relax and listen to the band.

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2018 10:12 AM (87ACT)

323 when do the impeachment hearing start!!!!??!?!?!

Posted by: CNN at November 07, 2018 10:12 AM (VckGX)

324

btw, have Swamp Cucks made this cockamamie claim yet?: the reason Republicans lost is because Trump's hard line on immigrants.

It's coming...

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 10:12 AM (dMWgJ)

325 Other things to smile about;

NC's voter ID law. That will help keep NC from going blue, I hope.

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 07, 2018 10:08 AM (bZ7mE)

---

I'm glad it passed, but that ship has sailed. Look how the Supreme Court vote went. The outright vocally SJW (D) candidate won by 30K+.

I think the best we can hope for is purple for the next election. We're blue after that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at November 07, 2018 10:12 AM (0NAbP)

326 Fight for state Supreme Court seats. Ohio, for example, elected two Democrats to their court yesterday and how far behind can a redistricting challenge be, with Pa as a near-by example?
Posted by: Huck Follywood,


Ohio here. On my ballot, in all the positions with party listed, Republican was listed on top and Democrat below.

For Ohio Supreme Court, no party listed for the two choices for each seat (there were 4 of them). Hmm, you'd think it would be the same, wouldn't ya? Republican on top, Democrat on the bottom.

Nope. Pulled my phone out, looked them all up. Where party wasn't listed, Democrat on top.

My wife, who wanted to vote straight Red, said she didn't vote for judges because she didn't want to vote for a Democrat by mistake.

Posted by: Biergood at November 07, 2018 10:12 AM (uGKH7)

327 309, Jane, that is absolutely lovely. What a great way to truly celebrate the veterans of the congregation. Most churches just play the various service hymns and have veterans and active duty stand. If they recognize veterans at all- our old Lutheran church did nothing. It was disappointing, especially since there were so many veterans in the congregation.

Posted by: moki at November 07, 2018 10:12 AM (mFoNl)

328 Hopefully, but I worry that the dealmaker side of Trump might come out the next two years.

There is a senate to act as an obstacle.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (boNFp)

329 It could have been worse. Chin up. Keep up the good fight. The house will go crazy. The president can ignore them. The precedent has been set before. Gridlocked government is the best we can hope for now. What kills me the most is what my state has become. CO is a blue mess. At least the drilling restriction was stopped.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (0OmEj)

330 Wow MN did elect Keith X, beater of womyn, to be the AG...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (JEqJ6)

331 I am a former Hoosier who voted for Pence. I like the guy. But he is not a national candidate.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (wGbBR)

332 Look at the bright side about Beto. They spent a hundred million dollars, and it only swayed 4% when they needed 8.



Texas is like their very own Oak Island Money Pit.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at November 07, 2018 10:10 AM (J+mig)


And lest anyone forget, Ted Cruz is a sourpuss who causes lots of people to simply dislike him on first glance, even if they happen to agree with him most of the time.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (9chmE)

333 We had our open enrollment meeting here at work yesterday.

After they ran through the health insurance options, they moved onto other insurances that can be purchased. One of which was critical illness insurance wherein you get a payout if you have a catastrophic diagnosis. The guy went on to say that this one had a pre-existing conditions caveat.

Some bint in the room nearly went hysterical - "They can't do that! That's illegal!!!!11!11!"

The guy said, "Um, that only applies to health insurance."

So, yeah, they've gotten people so ginned up and scared over "pre-existing conditions."

Posted by: bicentennialguy at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (vg8iE)

334 I looked it up: Martin Van Buren.

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We knew this.

Posted by: The Van Buren Boys at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (sX1BW)

335 293 Insomniac, I know it's even worse for you, it sure sucks
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 07, 2018 10:08 AM (dMvl+)

I don't know if it's worse, but I can neither get health insurance nor qualify for Medicaid. So if I get sick or in an accident, I just hope it's fatal.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (NWiLs)

336 I think the lesson that has to be learned by the GOP is that they have to actually fight. If they were lucky, their press was only 90% negative. Add to the fact that social media was completely stacked against them, they are going to have a tough row to hoe in the future. However, Trump has shown them the way: FIGHT. Bypass the information gatekeepers. WORK FOR IT! Look how he campaigned.
...
Posted by: Iblis at November 07, 2018 09:50 AM (9221z)


How effective are rallies, canvassing, calling vs social media/MSM? Trump had large rallies, but that's because he's the President.

Social media and the networks are able and willing to censor ads, censor content, promote #FakeNews, delete accounts, shadowban, etc. Also, social media is more cost effective relative to canvassing. I think finding alternative platforms should be prioritized.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (/qEW2)

337 Nevermind, it is Van Buren, Fillmore got in after Taylor died.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (i2J7E)

338

Election Party

https://tinyurl.com/57od2e

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 07, 2018 10:14 AM (aKsyK)

339 311 Look at the bright side about Beto. They spent a hundred million dollars, and it only swayed 4% when they needed 8.


Isn't that terrific? I smile every time I think about it.

Frankly I think Cruz did a masterful job standing up to it all. Very little - if any - establishment help. But PDT helped him quite a bit with that Houston Rally.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 10:14 AM (CmURZ)

340 >>>Hopefully, but I worry that the dealmaker side of Trump might come out the next two years.



I agree. you do seem to worry about Trump a lot.

Posted by: x at November 07, 2018 10:14 AM (nFwvY)

341 If we believe this (and I think most of us do), but if our GOP reps believe this (and I think only some do even though they all say it)

---

Us: Get out of healthcare! You've made it unaffordable and nearly worthless! Stop breaking it!

What they hear: My constituents want everyone to have Medicaid.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at November 07, 2018 10:14 AM (0NAbP)

342 No one will remember this guy. Not even his wife.

The Paolo, how you say, can confirm.

Posted by: The Paolo. at November 07, 2018 10:14 AM (BrQrN)

343 Chris "Pursed Mouth" Wallace removed any doubt whatsoever about which way he leans last night.

He actually giggled that Beto should consider running for preezy. He wasn't giggling to mock him, he was giggling because he was giddy over the idea.


Stacey Abrams can drown in a vat of bacon grease. Pig.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:14 AM (ptqGC)

344 we'll just need to see her naked. Only way to be sure.

Toulmouche did know what girls look like under the bustles and hedgerows.

https://bit.ly/2SWgR7o

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 10:14 AM (fuK7c)

345 So what pollsters go it right last night. I know Marquette's last poll for WI had the Gov race dead even and Vukmir losing by 11: I'd say they predicted both races pretty damn close.

How about others?

Posted by: WisRich at November 07, 2018 10:14 AM (G0vdT)

346 What were those potato and cheese fiilled things called?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 07, 2018 10:14 AM (bQtop)

347 The Democrat House now gives Trump an actual punching bag to use in 2020.

If Republicans controlled both houses in 202, what would he run against? Drain the Swamp of Republicans? Yes, he could do that but it would sound awkward.

Now he has a clear target and can formulate a message against obstructionist Democrats.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 07, 2018 10:14 AM (1beh4)

348 292 It's sort of neat to think back two years ago when we honestly believed there could be an increase in gun freedoms. I figured national carry would be easy. I was even optimistic about over the counter suppressors sold the same way you could buy a pistol.

What did the House accomplish again?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at November 07, 2018 10:08 AM (0NAbP)
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A bunch of GOP jackasses bailed, costing the GOP the house?

Posted by: Blake - used ampersand salesman&&&&& at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (qC1Sy)

349
I'm excited about Illinois.



We traded up a millionaire for a billionaire in the Governor's mansion (soon to be toilet free).



IL-Titanic has a new Captain. Grab a new deck-chair, sit, relax and listen to the band.

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2018 10:12 AM (87ACT)


Good lord, I love Illnoise. Having them just over there, across the river, it makes it possible to be GRATEFUL to live in Missouri.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (9chmE)

350 102 At the Kansas state level we were shellacked. Just when I thought I was out from behind enemy lines by moving from VA to KS, my position was overrun. Sigh.

Posted by: NaCly Dog
_________

From what I read, your Governor's race was impacted by two former GOP governors and one former GOP U.S. Senator endorsing the Dim.

When you read about Kansas being a deep red state, you can save time by not reading any further. It's a squish red state.

People there use the phrase "Bob Dole conservative" without irony.

Posted by: Furious George at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (9vQJW)

351

Swamp Cucks will spin yesterday like this: Trump's trade war and anti-immigration policies was the cause of the losses.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (dMWgJ)

352 I don't know if it's worse, but I can neither get health insurance nor qualify for Medicaid. So if I get sick or in an accident, I just hope it's fatal.

Nah, just claim you are Hispanic... habla Espanol, change your sur-name to Gomez.... All free... At least here in CA.

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (O2RFr)

353 You're getting hosed by a fucked up system that was fucked up by government interference.
Posted by: Insomniac


********


And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (m45I2)

354 308 I really have mixed feelings about Poland.
Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:10 AM (aSpXp)

The Poles are like every other people group in the world: there are good ones, and there are bad ones. No one is immune from that.

Out of the various countries I have lived in, Poland was the one I enjoyed the most, with the amazing history, and the people-they were and I presume still are-fundamentally decent. I cannot say that about most places I have been.

Posted by: moki at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (mFoNl)

355 No one will remember this guy. Not even his wife.

You don't think he will try to get the much easier target Cornyn? That worthless POS won't get my vote.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (boNFp)

356
It was a mixed bag election for democrats too. I'd rather have the bag we got than the one they got.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (PtOP4)

357 Maybe Pelosi can make Occasional-Cortex the Chairman of the House Committee of Important Things.

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (TWSqO)

358 I'm excited about Illinois.

We traded up a millionaire for a billionaire in the Governor's mansion (soon to be toilet free).

IL-Titanic has a new Captain. Grab a new deck-chair, sit, relax and listen to the band.
Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2018 10:12 AM (87ACT)

How long until he ends up in the Grey Bar Hotel?

Posted by: Surfperch at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (P+H3W)

359 Posted by: bicentennialguy at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (vg8iE)

People are becoming increasingly hysterical and stupid. My contempt for my fellow man, which was always pretty high, is reaching peak levels.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (NWiLs)

360
Chris "Pursed Mouth" Wallace removed any doubt whatsoever about which way he leans last night.

The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 07, 2018 10:16 AM (aKsyK)

361 Dems would do us a huge favor nominating Beto. Their only chance to beat Trump is identity politics. If they bypass Kamala for pasty white Robert, it's going to be a fucking bloodbath.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:16 AM (i2J7E)

362 Stacey Abrams, one barrel of wine, and some assembly required?

Stacey should go back to writing her bodice ripping romance novels.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 10:16 AM (JEqJ6)

363 People are becoming increasingly hysterical and stupid. My contempt for my fellow man, which was always pretty high, is reaching peak levels.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (NWiLs)
==========

Yep.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at November 07, 2018 10:17 AM (vg8iE)

364 347 What were those potato and cheese fiilled things called?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 07, 2018 10:14 AM (bQtop)

Pierogies. Par boiled, then fried in butter. Mercy.

Posted by: moki at November 07, 2018 10:17 AM (mFoNl)

365 Chris "Pursed Mouth" Wallace removed any doubt whatsoever about which way he leans last night.

Yep... I thought Laura Ingraham was gonna punch him

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 10:17 AM (O2RFr)

366 lol insomniac, I have already planned out how i'm going if I get the death card shuffle. I figure i've done my part, and peacefully without all that longing for healthcare that was stolen from me by Obamacare , and the consequences that are Never spoken of.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:17 AM (aSpXp)

367
And lest anyone forget, Ted Cruz is a sourpuss who causes lots of people to simply dislike him on first glance, even if they happen to agree with him most of the time.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (9chmE)


Her Majesty met and talked with him on a Southwest flight. She said he was approachable and very friendly. Got a picture with him too.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 07, 2018 10:17 AM (g/Jt8)

368 Pergogis, that was it

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 07, 2018 10:17 AM (bQtop)

369 Stacey Abrams can drown in a vat of bacon grease. Pig.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:14 AM (ptqGC)


Fat People tend to float better ... and bacon grease congeals.

At a minimum - heat the grease. But you'll probably need to weigh her down ... just to be sure.

Posted by: The Midnight Rider at November 07, 2018 10:17 AM (0GJk6)

370 What were those potato and cheese fiilled things called?


*********

Feminists?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 10:17 AM (m45I2)

371 Do you know how to solve the pre-existing condition conundrum?

The answer is easy.

And it is I don't know. But I trust the private sector to find a way.

My goodness, the biggest health risks for our poor is obesity.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:17 AM (sX1BW)

372 Someone typoed FOP yesterday instead of GOP.

I'll go with Muldoon's definition of FOP to describe the likes of Flake and Corker.

Fake Opposition Party.
------
I don't want no FOP!

I'm a Dapper Dan man!

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (XXadE)

373 This talk about Illinois reminds me of something.

A major upcoming turning point for this nation will be what happens when the first state goes bankrupt.

The shitbrain liberal tyrants will demand the rest of us pay for that state's insanity and burn more money, rewarding bad behavior.

If that happens, America is truly lost.

One of you 'rons or 'ettes suggested that any state that goes bankrupt and requires federal help should revert back to territory status and have their representatives in the federal government revoked. This is what needs to happen.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (72PAC)

374 Stacey Abrams can drown in a vat of bacon grease. Pig.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:14 AM (ptqGC)

That would be a lot of bacon!

Posted by: ALH at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (uLuPn)

375 How long until he ends up in the Grey Bar Hotel?
Posted by: Surfperch at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (P+H3W)

The pattern seems to be that every other Governor gets locked up. I think Thompson only got away with it because of professional courtesy in the DA's office.

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (TWSqO)

376 371 What were those potato and cheese fiilled things called?

Chicago Bears fans.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (1beh4)

377 We had hookers and blow at my victory party!!

(Just don't ask their ages)

Posted by: Senator Bob Mendaciousez (D-NJ) at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (vDqXW)

378 I don't know if it's worse, but I can neither get health insurance nor qualify for Medicaid. So if I get sick or in an accident, I just hope it's fatal.

Posted by: Insomniac


Damn. I was going to say your meds must be crap, but I'm guessing you're not even ON antidepressants...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (AM1GF)

379 Beto 2020:

I lost the Senate with 70 million. Imagine what I could lose with 700 million!

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (i2J7E)

380 not in the pierogi fan clu, also do not like ravioli

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (aSpXp)

381 Nah, just claim you are Hispanic... habla Espanol, change your sur-name to Gomez.... All free... At least here in CA.
Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (O2RFr)

Heh. If you saw me, you'd know nobody would buy that. Although, I might be able to pass for South American...

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (NWiLs)

382 And lest anyone forget, Ted Cruz is a sourpuss who causes lots of people to simply dislike him on first glance, even if they happen to agree with him most of the time.

-----------

And yet he wins.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (sX1BW)

383 @305: Yes

"It's not the economy, stupid!" ,

Historic low black and Hispanic unemployment, and minority share of the vote actually decreased for Republicans from 2016.

Non-whites do not support first or second amendment freedoms. They don't want limited government. They reject federalism. They don't see America's history as their own.

If white America can't start voting more in a block like everyone else, the Republic will fall, and soon.

Posted by: Hetz at November 07, 2018 10:19 AM (DflMi)

384 373 Need to elect a house minority leader that's a fighter!

Why? The House is irrelevant. It will be just one endless shit-show where the DNC and their publicity team (the Enemedia) will run 24/7 attacks on America.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 07, 2018 10:19 AM (boNFp)

385 a shame Kobach lost ... he seems too "lawyerly" and straightforward to be a good campaigner ... maybe, I didn't really follow it. But he is maybe the best on illegal immigration, and Trump could sure use him to counter the bureaucrats in the Swamp.


Trump probably needs to put a lot of the DC Swamp in rubber rooms, and get his own teams at work to save the nation (from the swamp creatures). So many layers of subversives in/around government AND all the foreign and domestic enemies spreading BigMoney, perverting every action.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 07, 2018 10:19 AM (Cus5s)

386 357


. I'd rather have the bag we got than the one they got.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (PtOP4)


This is about me, isn't it?


Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 07, 2018 10:19 AM (q1VoB)

387 Muldoon LOOL@!

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:19 AM (aSpXp)

388 Heh. If you saw me, you'd know nobody would buy that. Although, I might be able to pass for South American...

So... White Hispanic

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 10:19 AM (O2RFr)

389 175. I look forward to results of negotiations between Trump and Pelosi.

Posted by: Martell at November 07, 2018 10:19 AM (Dmogi)

390 Damn. I was going to say your meds must be crap, but I'm guessing you're not even ON antidepressants...
Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (AM1GF)

I pay out of pocket using a drug discounting program.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:19 AM (NWiLs)

391 One of you 'rons or 'ettes suggested that any state that goes bankrupt and requires federal help should revert back to territory status and have their representatives in the federal government revoked. This is what needs to happen.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (72PAC)

Puerto Rico, FTW!

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2018 10:19 AM (TWSqO)

392 And lest anyone forget, Ted Cruz is a sourpuss
who causes lots of people to simply dislike him on first glance, even if
they happen to agree with him most of the time.



Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (9chmE)



Her Majesty met and talked with him on a Southwest flight. She said
he was approachable and very friendly. Got a picture with him too.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 07, 2018 10:17 AM (g/Jt


I can believe it. He's a smart guy, genuinely decent seeming human being, but that takes some effort to get to see that. Politics, as we know, is so often about the surface nonsense. Cruz doesn't play at that. Which is one very good reason to like him, actually.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 10:19 AM (9chmE)

393 Kobach would be a wonderful AG. As would Pam Bondi

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 07, 2018 10:20 AM (wGbBR)

394
I look at last night in 2 different ways:

Take #1: It could've been worse. Historically, the president's party did very well in 2018.

Take #2: It does kinda feel like Democrats and Fake News got rewarded for their evil antics.

Bonus Take: We're rid of flake, mccain, corker, ryan, ...

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 10:20 AM (dMWgJ)

395 The shitbrain liberal tyrants will demand the rest
of us pay for that state's insanity and burn more money, rewarding bad
behavior.



If that happens, America is truly lost.



One of you 'rons or 'ettes suggested that any state that goes
bankrupt and requires federal help should revert back to territory
status and have their representatives in the federal government revoked.
This is what needs to happen.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (72PAC)

There should be no doubt after 2008 that of course States will be bailed out when the time comes. They printed $10 trillion to give to banks, there will be no limit to what they'll give to states. There isn't even a legal mechanism for states to declare bankruptcy (yet).

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 07, 2018 10:20 AM (CQ3Qb)

396 309, Jane, that is absolutely lovely. What a great
way to truly celebrate the veterans of the congregation. Most churches
just play the various service hymns and have veterans and active duty
stand. If they recognize veterans at all- our old Lutheran church did
nothing. It was disappointing, especially since there were so many
veterans in the congregation.

Posted by: moki at November 07, 2018 10:12 AM (mFoNl)


Thanks. I must say, I serve on a committee that pushed for better recognition of Veterans' Day bigly. Our pastor has always been meh about it, but I and several others refused to back down.

We lost a dear man last year who fought in the Battle of Okinawa, and a very good friend of ours who is 95, came ashore on D-Day at Omaha Beach. Our son is the only member who served in A-stan or Iraq.


I'm going to do my part of insure we don't forget our veterans.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:20 AM (ptqGC)

397 Nancy Pelosi is 78. Why isn't she in a retirement home?

Posted by: ALH at November 07, 2018 10:20 AM (uLuPn)

398 I've seen pictures. It's obvious Ocasio-Cortez ran for Congress primarily for the dental coverage.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 10:20 AM (m45I2)

399 354 You're getting hosed by a fucked up system that was fucked up by government interference.
Posted by: Insomniac


********


And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (m45I2)

You're not wrong.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:21 AM (NWiLs)

400 And off goes the TV

I'm done with them. Last night was the last straw. I'm still furious. First morning in years I didn't have F&F on.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 07, 2018 10:21 AM (kG5hP)

401 Moki, I've searched all over the place and cannot find a link for the commercial. I've seen references to it in comments on other sites but no links there either.

Weird....

Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 10:21 AM (cF8AT)

402 Illinois is indeed gonna be a hoot. Wasn't Rauner a billionaire, too? In that case, we traded a skinny billionaire for a fat one. Zero sum game. Rauner did nothing good in IL, and he made me pay for abortions for state workers. Wait...that might have been useful. Try again: he made me pay to abort the babies of state workers.

Posted by: lizabth at November 07, 2018 10:21 AM (RFh5Y)

403 i'm grateful Cruz remained in his seat.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:21 AM (aSpXp)

404 363 Stacey Abrams, one barrel of wine, and some assembly required?

Stacey should go back to writing her bodice ripping romance novels.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 10:16 AM (JEqJ6)

Oh Anna, a guy would have to get so drunk that he couldn't crank up the derrick. But I do have some Stacey Abrams romance novel chapters ready for when I can not work more convincingly.

Posted by: joncelli, totally not doing this for money at November 07, 2018 10:21 AM (RD7QR)

405 Because they don't allow mummies in retirement homes. Didn't the movie Bubba Ho-Tep[/i[ teach you anything?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 10:21 AM (JEqJ6)

406 I pay out of pocket using a drug discounting program.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:19 AM (NWiLs)


What I'd give for a Beer Discounting Program.

Posted by: The Midnight Rider at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (0GJk6)

407 I can believe it. He's a smart guy, genuinely decent seeming human being, but that takes some effort to get to see that. Politics, as we know, is so often about the surface nonsense. Cruz doesn't play at that. Which is one very good reason to like him, actually.

-------------

For me, Cruz is at his best on one-one-one engagements, whether they be formal interviews, committee hearings, or engaging with liberals at events.

He is worst when he is trying to be folksy.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (sX1BW)

408
List your 3 biggest losses.

For me:
1. Walker
2. Heller
3. Barletta

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (dMWgJ)

409 I've seen pictures. It's obvious Ocasio-Cortez ran for Congress primarily for the dental coverage.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 10:20 AM (m45I2)


I love the thought of her kind having a larger forum.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (9chmE)

410 404 i'm grateful Cruz remained in his seat.
Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:21 AM (aSpXp)

Indeed. Beto would have been a nightmare.

Posted by: ALH at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (uLuPn)

411 Best part of last night:

Susan Collins: "Hello! Hello! Hello! Is anybody there??"

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (TWSqO)

412 389 Heh. If you saw me, you'd know nobody would buy that. Although, I might be able to pass for South American...

So... White Hispanic
Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 10:19 AM (O2RFr)

Emphasis on "white."

Posted by: Insomniac at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (NWiLs)

413
A bunch of GOP jackasses bailed, costing the GOP the house?
Posted by: Blake - used ampersand salesman&&&&& at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (qC1Sy)

Let's look at it this way: Getting rid of GOPe Never Trumpers in the house was a painful thing that had to be done, and the price will be the Dems on display in all their finest idiocy.

And I think winning the FL gov race carries so much more consequences for 2020 than everyone has yet to grasp. A swing state with the 3rd highest # of electoral votes, a conservative Trumper for governor and a GOP state house and senate, who will redistrict the state accordingly in 2 years. And just might purge the registered voter lists of fraud. And who will have 3 new state supreme court judges who most likely won't prevent this.

Don't think Trump and his team haven't thought about a lot of this.

I think it makes it much easier for Trump to win in 2020.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (CmURZ)

414 If you image search Young Nancy Pelosi, she was a borderline 1. However, she's standing next to JFK, and I wouldn't want pudding brain's sloppy seconds.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (i2J7E)

415 He actually giggled that Beto should consider running for preezy. He wasn't giggling to mock him, he was giggling because he was giddy over the idea.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:14 AM


You think the bar was lowered when the two years in office Senator Obama ran for President? Now -- a losing candidate for the Senate is considered Presidential material.

Sad.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at November 07, 2018 10:23 AM (URwyc)

416 Idiotic Commiefornia voters approved Prop 7 (Permanent Daylight savings time) while voting down Prop 6 (Gas Tax Repeal). In a year from now I'll be driving to work in the dark while paying a small fortune to do so.

At least Prop 10 failed.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 07, 2018 10:23 AM (P+H3W)

417 In fact, the first three VPs to become President- Adams, Jefferson, and Van Buren- were the only ones before Bush Sr. to become Presidents thru election immediately following their time as VP. (that last qualification ruling out Nixon).

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 10:23 AM (QrTqV)

418 398 Nancy Pelosi is 78. Why isn't she in a retirement home drug rehab?

FIFY

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 07, 2018 10:23 AM (boNFp)

419 375
Stacey Abrams: The Hate that she carries inside is what drives her purpose in life.

Posted by: Martell at November 07, 2018 10:23 AM (Dmogi)

420

Nearly 750 comments in the Morning Report and I did not detect a single troll.

Make of that what you will.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 07, 2018 09:32 AM (/9p9e)






I guess we won't be seeing WIGOPer anymore.

*sad eyes*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 07, 2018 10:23 AM (veoSD)

421 Nancy Pelosi is 78.

That's fresh and virginal for Washington.

They queef dust.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 07, 2018 10:24 AM (oVJmc)

422 Idiotic Commiefornia voters approved Prop 7 (Permanent Daylight savings time) while voting down Prop 6 (Gas Tax Repeal)

Don't worry, a judge will declare the vote invalid and impose his own feelings on the matter.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 07, 2018 10:24 AM (boNFp)

423 Jimmy Carter - 2020

"I'm not farting sand yet. I've still got one good term left in me!"

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2018 10:24 AM (TWSqO)

424 One of you 'rons or 'ettes suggested that any state that goes bankrupt and requires federal help should revert back to territory status and have their representatives in the federal government revoked. This is what needs to happen.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (72PAC)

That was me, and yeah.

Any failed state reverts to territory status, gets a Governor appointed by Congress, may be carved up or reapportioned as Congress sees fit, and may not reapply for Statehood with the same Constitution, nor any officer of the failed state in its new legislature.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at November 07, 2018 10:24 AM (J+mig)

425 Do you know how to solve the pre-existing condition conundrum?

The answer is easy.

And it is I don't know. But I trust the private sector to find a way.

My goodness, the biggest health risks for our poor is obesity.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:17 AM (sX1BW)

---

We discussed it yesterday or the day before, so forgive me for posting the number again, but it's important.

107,000

One hundred and seven thousand.

That's how many people, out of 300 million, signed up for Obama's pre-existing condition plan when they opened it up around 2010. 107K.

And most of those people COULD have gotten insurance. They just didn't want to pay what it cost.

The genius of it is that it plays on everyones fears. Oh no, what if I can't get insurance because I develop high blood pressure! I'd better pay $200/month more now so I don't have to pay $7/month more in twenty years!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at November 07, 2018 10:24 AM (0NAbP)

426 Sooth: I have the same top 2. I wanted the Dems to have no Senate pickups for gloating if nothing else, and Walker losing by a cunt hair is a shame because you know fraud sunk him. #3 would be Sherrod Brown, especially because the GOP won every other statewide race.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:24 AM (i2J7E)

427 Nearly 750 comments in the Morning Report and I did not detect a single troll.

Make of that what you will.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 07, 2018 09:32 AM (/9p9e)

Must have lost their funding.

Posted by: ALH at November 07, 2018 10:25 AM (uLuPn)

428 I can believe it. He's a smart guy, genuinely decent
seeming human being, but that takes some effort to get to see that.
Politics, as we know, is so often about the surface nonsense. Cruz
doesn't play at that. Which is one very good reason to like him,
actually.



-------------



For me, Cruz is at his best on one-one-one engagements, whether they
be formal interviews, committee hearings, or engaging with liberals at
events.



He is worst when he is trying to be folksy.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (sX1BW)


Yes, I would hope our Texas friends are taking this in that light. He's NOT a perfect politician, and that's a positive thing in my book. The Dems threw the best they could find at him... and lost.


Six years from now, who knows what this world will look like, but for now, Ted Cruz goes back to Washington, kicking ass and taking names.


Cause for rejoice, I believe.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 07, 2018 10:25 AM (9chmE)

429 Now -- a losing candidate for the Senate is considered Presidential material.

Sad.
Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at November 07, 2018 10:23 AM (URwyc)
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Couldn't agree more.

Posted by: Suborning Perjury Lawyer who is Creepy at November 07, 2018 10:25 AM (vDqXW)

430 227 'The Letter' was a Bette Davis movie. She emptied a chamber onto her lover. He died.
Posted by: kallisto at November 07, 2018 09:58 AM (d4mMH)

I love that movie.

Posted by: josephistan at November 07, 2018 10:25 AM (7HtZB)

431 Stefanowski concedes gov. race to Lamont in Connecticut.

Bummer....
Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 09:42 AM (cF8AT)


Looks like there was an Independent spoiler (Oz Griebel, former Republican) who peeled off 5x the number of votes it would have taken Stefanowski to defeat Lamont.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 07, 2018 10:25 AM (/qEW2)

432 Late to the party.

Joan Collins, right?

Catching up on all the results here, 'specially my local crazies.

Posted by: BJM at November 07, 2018 10:25 AM (O74hG)

433 You think the bar was lowered when the two years in office Senator Obama ran for President? Now -- a losing candidate for the Senate is considered Presidential material.

Sad.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex


As if they have anything much better available?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 07, 2018 10:25 AM (AM1GF)

434 Now -- a losing candidate for the Senate is considered Presidential material.

Considering how bad actual Senators have been recently, going with failed candidates should be spectacular!

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 10:26 AM (LBYpQ)

435 Ever watch a gaggle of white prodotent gals making perogies, well I have, and wasn't pretty

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 07, 2018 10:26 AM (bQtop)

436 414.
Thank you, thank you. I am glad I am not the only one who gets it.
All races last night were important. But had we lost FL I think we would lose bigly hugely in 2020.

Posted by: Martell at November 07, 2018 10:26 AM (Dmogi)

437 Turtle having a press conference in a few minutes. If he doesn't say MAGA at some point I'll be disappointed.

Posted by: WisRich at November 07, 2018 10:26 AM (G0vdT)

438 Booker/O'Rourke 2020

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 10:26 AM (JEqJ6)

439 I'm exhausted and angry. Wish I was hungover, but I didn't have much to drink at all.


Now I have to prepare to go to Atlanta for my husband's aunt's memorial on Friday afternoon. Cannot WAIT to be around his disgusting family.


Ugh. In a mood I am.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:26 AM (ptqGC)

440 Top three losses for me: James in MI, Walker in WI and Huggins in NJ.

Posted by: lizabth at November 07, 2018 10:27 AM (RFh5Y)

441 List your 3 biggest losses.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (dMWgJ)


1 - Belief in Humanity
2 - Desire for Sobriety
3 - Blissful Ignorance

Posted by: The Midnight Rider at November 07, 2018 10:27 AM (0GJk6)

442 Cocaine Mitch presser: You fucking cock-a-roaches. First you get the Senate, then you get the judges, and then you get the power.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:27 AM (i2J7E)

443 Liawatha/Beto 2020

Posted by: lizabth at November 07, 2018 10:27 AM (RFh5Y)

444 Yes, I would hope our Texas friends are taking this in that light. He's NOT a perfect politician, and that's a positive thing in my book. The Dems threw the best they could find at him... and lost.

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He's not. But in office he fights and usually for the things we want.

And for all his faults, he seems to do very well electorally when so many people think it should be otherwise. I don't get the he is a bad campaigner stuff. The results seem to indicate otherwise (especially considering the personal flaws so many think he has).

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:27 AM (sX1BW)

445 Wakes up.
Scratches.
Looks around.
Dang...I see 'Murica has changed a bit. But not so much that it can't be fixed.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 10:28 AM (0tfLf)

446 438 Turtle having a press conference in a few minutes. If he doesn't say MAGA at some point I'll be disappointed.
Posted by: WisRich at November 07, 2018 10:26 AM (G0vdT)

I just want him to unravel a golden scroll with the names of all the conservative judges he's planning to confirm on the next two years.

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2018 10:28 AM (TWSqO)

447 414
A bunch of GOP jackasses bailed, costing the GOP the house?
Posted by: Blake - used ampersand salesman&&&&& at November 07, 2018 10:15 AM (qC1Sy)

Let's look at it this way: Getting rid of GOPe Never Trumpers in the house was a painful thing that had to be done, and the price will be the Dems on display in all their finest idiocy.

And I think winning the FL gov race carries so much more consequences for 2020 than everyone has yet to grasp. A swing state with the 3rd highest # of electoral votes, a conservative Trumper for governor and a GOP state house and senate, who will redistrict the state accordingly in 2 years. And just might purge the registered voter lists of fraud. And who will have 3 new state supreme court judges who most likely won't prevent this.

Don't think Trump and his team haven't thought about a lot of this.

I think it makes it much easier for Trump to win in 2020.
Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (CmURZ)


Years ago Ace said that one of the problems with retaking Congress so fast (2010) was that we didn't have time to purge it of the guys who lost it for us in the first place. Finally we may have purged a good chunk of RINOs and GOPe symps. The good news is that the Dems now face a similar problem. They've got too many fossils like Palsi and Muddy Waters, and too many loons like Occasional Cortex and Burkha Incest to effectively oppose Trump.

Posted by: Iblis at November 07, 2018 10:28 AM (9221z)

448 425
One of you 'rons or 'ettes suggested that any state that goes bankrupt
and requires federal help should revert back to territory status and
have their representatives in the federal government revoked. This is
what needs to happen.



Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 10:18 AM (72PAC)



That was me, and yeah.



Any failed state reverts to territory status, gets a Governor
appointed by Congress, may be carved up or reapportioned as Congress
sees fit, and may not reapply for Statehood with the same Constitution,
nor any officer of the failed state in its new legislature.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at November 07, 2018 10:24 AM (J+mig)
There goes NY, CA and IL. Their pension obligations, especially NY, make these states effectively bankrupt. Reapportion NYC away from the rest of NY State. Keep NYC as a territory.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 07, 2018 10:28 AM (jxbfJ)

449 Well back to writing.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 10:28 AM (JEqJ6)

450 I guess we won't be seeing WIGOPer anymore.

*sad eyes*
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 07, 2018 10:23 AM (veoSD)

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That one joined the Banned last night.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 07, 2018 10:28 AM (I16G8)

451

Ridiculous that we're pretending to still count votes this long after polls close.

What year is this, 1890?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 10:28 AM (dMWgJ)

452
Top three losses for me: James in MI, Walker in WI and Huggins in NJ.


Posted by: lizabth at November 07, 2018 10:27 AM (RFh5Y)


I've avoided the news today. Walker lost?!? Jeebus. This country is going to hell.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:28 AM (ptqGC)

453 In fact, the first three VPs to become President- Adams, Jefferson, and Van Buren- were the only ones before Bush Sr. to become Presidents thru election immediately following their time as VP. (that last qualification ruling out Nixon).
Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 10:23 AM (QrTqV)
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And Adams and Jefferson can be safely removed, because they were the most competitive opponent to their predecessor.

Posted by: Suborning Perjury Lawyer who is Creepy at November 07, 2018 10:28 AM (vDqXW)

454 Here we are:

"In 2010, the Obama Administration estimated that 375,000 people would enroll in the PCIP. But as of January 2013, over two-and-a-half years since the plan began, only 107,139 were enrolled - less than 29 percent of original projections."

https://www.dailysignal.com/2013/03/20/obamacare-
pre-existing-conditions-coverage-low-enrollment-high-
costs/

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Two and a half f*cking years and all they could enroll was 107K people.

And now it's the be-all-end-all of politics.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at November 07, 2018 10:28 AM (0NAbP)

455 >>360



People are becoming increasingly hysterical and stupid. My contempt
for my fellow man, which was always pretty high, is reaching peak
levels.

Posted by: Insomniac

I'm at the point if you're not carrying a lifetime NRA membership card nor own at last one pickup truck, you may go fuck yourself.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 07, 2018 10:28 AM (r9UYA)

456 At least McCaskill lost. It was cold as hell dancing in the street last night. I'm sure the neighbors thought I was nuts. Thankfully it was dark.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 07, 2018 10:29 AM (kG5hP)

457 AZ and MT Senate still outstanding?
_______________

All precincts in AZ have not yet reported (don't ask me WTH they're doing, probably looking for some more Dim votes), but with 99% in, the current totals are

McSally: 850,043

Sinema: 834,135

So unless something hinky happens, McSally should win.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 07, 2018 10:29 AM (fqUgw)

458 This Stormfront-Lite shit coming from sockers is not an endearing aspect of the Horde.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 07, 2018 10:29 AM (wYseH)

459 Next time some of y'all start going on about the glories of the Republic of Texas I'm going to remind you that half of y'all voted for the Beto Male.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 10:29 AM (fuK7c)

460 List your 3 biggest losses.

1. Loss of faith in our system of government.
2. Loss of trust in my fellow Americans.
3. Loss of hope for the future.

Posted by: Edric Milburn at November 07, 2018 10:29 AM (hrcfq)

461 List your 3 biggest losses.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (dMWgJ)

1. That cute redhead in 7th grade.
2. see 1
3. see 2

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2018 10:29 AM (TWSqO)

462 The Letter


I shall rename this painting:

The Vowel - Portrait of a Young Vanna White

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 10:29 AM (m45I2)

463 Yeah, I don't want garrett jumping down my throat for dissing Montana, but how is a State with barely over a million people still counting votes?

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:29 AM (i2J7E)

464 The only unexpected (to me) loss last night was Walker. I hoped people would see all he did, and that he was literally be challenged by a union boss.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 07, 2018 10:30 AM (wGbBR)

465 434 You think the bar was lowered when the two years in office Senator Obama ran for President? Now -- a losing candidate for the Senate is considered Presidential material.

Sad.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex

As if they have anything much better available?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 07, 2018 10:25 AM (AM1GF)


Here in Colorado, 'we' elected an openly gay governor (Jared Polis), who wants to install a 'single payer' health care system.

The Democrat he replaced (John Hickenlooper) will, I predict, run for president.

Problem is that Hickenlooper seems reasonable.
Colorado is exactly what happens when everybody leaves California.

Posted by: jwb7605 at November 07, 2018 10:30 AM (uU9ws)

466 Cruz was a victim of poor turnout yesterday.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, VoteRed and Be Happy at November 07, 2018 10:30 AM (Z216Q)

467 Carbon tax in WA failed miserable. That's all I have going for me until we GTFO out of this insanity.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 07, 2018 10:30 AM (r9UYA)

468 And now it's the be-all-end-all of politics.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at November 07, 2018 10:28 AM (0NAbP)
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I. have. become. Legend!

Posted by: PPACA at November 07, 2018 10:30 AM (vDqXW)

469 Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at November 07, 2018 10:24 AM (0NAbP)

Dems say they want coverage for pre-existing conditions but what they really want is fully government run health care. They just won't say that.

Posted by: clutch at November 07, 2018 10:30 AM (u0fI2)

470 @453, Sadly, yes. But I believe the WI legislature stayed quite red. So there is that.

Posted by: lizabth at November 07, 2018 10:31 AM (RFh5Y)

471 So I'm watching Bullet, Steve McQueen. The best car chase ever,. And don't throw that French connection crap at me

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 07, 2018 10:31 AM (bQtop)

472 Hey, it's not a total loss.

We'll always have RBG.

Posted by: ALH at November 07, 2018 10:31 AM (uLuPn)

473 The other good thing is that even with 2 years of wall-to-wall anti-Trump coverage this is the best they could do.

And sign me up for the no bail-outs for blue states. They got the government they deserve. (And I live in NY).

Posted by: Iblis at November 07, 2018 10:31 AM (9221z)

474 Dems say they want coverage for pre-existing conditions but what they really want is fully government run health care. They just won't say that.
Posted by: clutch at November 07, 2018 10:30 AM (u0fI2)
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This.

Posted by: WisRich at November 07, 2018 10:31 AM (G0vdT)

475 We had so bizzaro trolling late last night. Apparently I'm not doing enough to crush the Democrats in Congress. I shame Trump with my slackitude.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 07, 2018 10:31 AM (knxnT)

476 465 The only unexpected (to me) loss last night was Walker. I hoped people would see all he did, and that he was literally be challenged by a union boss.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 07, 2018 10:30 AM (wGbBR)

I think the voters were concerned about education. They are ready to be schooled big time by the new leadership.

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2018 10:31 AM (TWSqO)

477 Ridiculous that we're pretending to still count votes this long after polls close.

What year is this, 1890?


Well, it's all computerized and networked now, with strict security measures,, so naturally the numbers keep changing.

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 10:31 AM (QrTqV)

478 List your 3 biggest losses.


1. My car keys
2. My marbles
3. My hair

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 10:31 AM (m45I2)

479 Insomniac,

I'm stuck with OCare marketplace crap and have MS. The policies are shit but i dont have much of a choice. I never worried about losing the preexisting conditions. That would be political suicide.

I'm getting my Brain and spinal MRI results Friday and it doesnt look good. I'm not going to let anything keep me down, you keep on moving till they put you in the ground. Life is worth living.

Now after my 2 cents...fuck Fox News.

Posted by: mpfs at November 07, 2018 10:31 AM (w7dYk)

480 Cruz was a victim of poor turnout yesterday.

Everyone assumed that there was no way he could lose, so not much incentive to go vote, maybe?

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 07, 2018 10:31 AM (bZ7mE)

481 Wow MN did elect Keith X, beater of womyn, to be the AG...
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (JEqJ6)


As someone noted a week or so ago, this was a test to see if he had statewide appeal. Next stop, sen. Ellison or gov. Ellison, another historic first.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 07, 2018 10:32 AM (/qEW2)

482 Wow. Lots a people out on the ledge today. But why?
Tax cut will be gone!! Nope, can't get that passed in the Senate or get it by PDT.
Gun grabbing galore!! Nope, not getting passed the Senate or the Prez.
Investigations and impeachment!! So? Impeachment can't go any farther than the house. Investigations are useless.

The house was ruled by nevrrtrump. Ryno Ryan refused to move anything on Trumps agenda including a normal budget. Dem house does the same thing. Big deal. Most repub losses were nevrrtrump. Big deal.
This was a reset election. Give the seat to the Dem let the voters see the crazy on full display, and run a good conservative in 2 years. We get the house back minus a bunch of rino scum, dems get spanked and The Donald abides.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 07, 2018 10:32 AM (myjNJ)

483 Sound like the upshot of the talking heads is the R's failure to do anything about healthcare.

Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 10:32 AM (cF8AT)

484 Well....Massholes Massholed last night. So, another day ending in y.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 07, 2018 10:32 AM (p+Wdc)

485 I'm still gobsmacked over some precincts in Atlanta remaining open until 9:25 because Reasons. I'm sure they're still in the process of unloading trunk loads of Stacey Abrams votes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:32 AM (ptqGC)

486 464 Yeah, I don't want garrett jumping down my throat for dissing Montana, but how is a State with barely over a million people still counting votes?
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean
____________

The election laws are different in Montana. Instead of ballots, they have people raise their hands, and then they have to start counting.

Posted by: Furious George at November 07, 2018 10:32 AM (9vQJW)

487 In other good news, Crenshaw won and he now has a national profile instead of being an obscure House member.

Everyone thank Pete Grande.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:32 AM (i2J7E)

488
List your 3 biggest losses.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (dMWgJ)





Jean C.
Tracy C.
Georgianna R.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 07, 2018 10:32 AM (veoSD)

489 Dems say they want coverage for pre-existing conditions

There always is, and always has been coverage for pre-existing conditions. But not for free.

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 10:33 AM (QrTqV)

490 459 This Stormfront-Lite shit coming from sockers is not an endearing aspect of the Horde.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 07, 2018 10:29 AM (wYseH)

People seem to forget that the Horde is not exclusively white, sometimes.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 10:33 AM (UnA8+)

491 I've avoided the news today. Walker lost?!? Jeebus. This country is going to hell.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:28 AM


There were four different varieties of independent/green party/libertarian/whatevers that sucked his victory away from him. If there were only three he would have won. It was just that close.

Expect to see the (D)'s repeat that strategy in the future.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at November 07, 2018 10:33 AM (URwyc)

492 485
Well....Massholes Massholed last night. So, another day ending in y.


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 07, 2018 10:32 AM (p+Wdc)

Yes, they did. Not only in MA, but NH, and ME too.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 07, 2018 10:34 AM (jxbfJ)

493 Wow MN did elect Keith X, beater of womyn, to be the AG...
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (JEqJ6)

As someone noted a week or so ago, this was a test to see if he had statewide appeal. Next stop, sen. Ellison or gov. Ellison, another historic first.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 07, 2018 10:32 AM (/qEW2)

He wouldn't be the first Muslim elected to the Senate.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at November 07, 2018 10:34 AM (P+H3W)

494 440 I'm exhausted and angry. Wish I was hungover, but I didn't have much to drink at all.


Now I have to prepare to go to Atlanta for my husband's aunt's memorial on Friday afternoon. Cannot WAIT to be around his disgusting family.


Ugh. In a mood I am.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:26 AM (ptqGC)

Maybe you can bring your phone with you and watch Screeching Stacey over and over. And laugh to yourself.

Then they won't come near you.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 10:34 AM (CmURZ)

495 List your 3 biggest losses.

1. My mother
2. My father
3. My best friend

Posted by: mpfs at November 07, 2018 10:34 AM (w7dYk)

496 Relax everyone they can't do anything with only one half of one third of the government

Posted by: Circa 2010 GOP at November 07, 2018 10:34 AM (PNm7A)

497 NH needs to build a wall along its southern border.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 07, 2018 10:34 AM (jxbfJ)

498 but how is a State with barely over a million people still counting votes?


*********


Because you keep interrupting. Now let's see, where was I? ...one, two, three, four.,..

/Montana Sec of State

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 10:34 AM (m45I2)

499 482 Wow MN did elect Keith X, beater of womyn, to be the AG...
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 07, 2018 10:13 AM (JEqJ6)

As someone noted a week or so ago, this was a test to see if he had statewide appeal. Next stop, sen. Ellison or gov. Ellison, another historic first.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 07, 2018 10:32 AM (/qEW2)

Minnesota is a Muslim Country now.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 10:34 AM (UnA8+)

500 1. The loss of my son to heroin.
2. September 11, 2001.
3. The loss of my older sister to Parkinson's Disease.

Everything else is just bullshit and debating society crap.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 07, 2018 10:35 AM (1beh4)

501 No one will remember this guy. Not even his wife.

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speaking of wives, i certainly noticed Ron Desantis' last night

Posted by: Dr. Moreau at November 07, 2018 10:35 AM (Q8Fq+)

502 Let's have a reality check today. Two and four years ago we talked about picking off RINOs in our party. It sure happened here in Texas with two of the most powerful house members in Pete Sessions and John Culberson getting the boot.

Let's be honest. They needed to go. They supported funding planned parenthood. They do not support building the wall. They advanced the tax cuts with no regard to limit spending. They are loyal Paul Ryan/John Boehner lieutenants.

While Cruz ended up in a much closer race than I thought he would he still won and he took a lot of bullets for several senators that did not have as much money going against them because it flowed to Texas.

Biggest warning is two generations of open borders have swamped Houston and Harris County.

Posted by: DanMan at November 07, 2018 10:35 AM (QMG5F)

503 Oh, the statewide sugar tax was defeated in WA. Yay us.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 07, 2018 10:35 AM (r9UYA)

504 Relax everyone they can't do anything with only one half of one third of the government

They'll need help!

Posted by: Paul RINO at November 07, 2018 10:35 AM (QrTqV)

505
The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 07, 2018 10:16 AM (aKsyK)

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wrong kind of fruit

Posted by: Shep S at November 07, 2018 10:35 AM (Q8Fq+)

506 There were four different varieties of independent/green party/libertarian/whatevers that sucked his victory away from him. If there were only three he would have won. It was just that close.

Expect to see the (D)'s repeat that strategy in the future.
Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at November 07, 2018 10:33 AM (URwyc)


That's the whole theory behind the jungle primary in California. Until the GOP gets wise to it, they're in for more trouble.

Posted by: Iblis at November 07, 2018 10:36 AM (9221z)

507 The Turtle is talking about working with Nancy Lugosi on the way forward. Odd how Democrats only talk of rolling over their opponents not working with them.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 07, 2018 10:36 AM (OLCnA)

508 People seem to forget that the Horde is not exclusively white, sometimes.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 10:33 AM (UnA8+)

At their peril.

Posted by: TBH3K at November 07, 2018 10:36 AM (wYseH)

509 347 What were those potato and cheese fiilled things called?

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Karl Rove?

Posted by: Shep S at November 07, 2018 10:36 AM (Q8Fq+)

510 My congress critter (R) won re-election with almost 75% of the vote...so I got that going for me.

Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (cF8AT)

511 While Cruz ended up in a much closer race than I thought he would he still won and he took a lot of bullets for several senators that did not have as much money going against them because it flowed to Texas.

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That is a very fair and good point. He siphoned funds away from other races where they may have made a difference.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (sX1BW)

512 There were four different varieties of independent/green party/libertarian/whatevers that sucked his victory away from him. If there were only three he would have won. It was just that close.

Expect to see the (D)'s repeat that strategy in the future.
__________________

Doesn't always work. The Green party candidate here in AZ sucked away enough of Keeeeersten Sinema's Dim votes that she will likely lose to McSally because of it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (fqUgw)

513 With respect to ObamaCare pre-existing conditions hurting politically how about this for a compromise...


Insurers can not deny pre-existing conditions but that would have to be a buy-up by the insured and the amount the insurance companies can charge will be limited.


Solves the problem adds market based elements and is fair and equitable.


And while we are at it throw in any insurance to anyone, anywhere provisions and you have gone a long way to solving access and affordability problems.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (f65xV)

514 Come on guys, too real. Don't make me think about my dead parents today.

Though if my biggest loss ends up being on Jeopardy I'll probably join Insomniac in the "I've given up on life and I didn't even get a lousy T-Shirt" club.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (i2J7E)

515 Salazar in Fl27 had a reputation for being somewhat of a wishy washy rino. Same goes for Ros lehtinen since her daughter decided that she wanted to be a male. I believe many voters in district 27 turned their back on them because of their rino waffling.

Posted by: Martell at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (Dmogi)

516 I suspect it will be trivially easy to get a "common sense" gun bill through the Senate and signed by the president after a shooting that doesn't involve a (D) nutjob.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (0NAbP)

517 That POS McConnell---

Just said that they would work on funding for the wall but of course it would have to be worked out on a bipartisan basis.

WHY? We still have two months left of control of both houses.

Lying sack of crap. They kept saying they would take care of the wall right after the midterms.

I hate these ba$tards.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (NtglE)

518 Remember.... the Courts mean everything, for our lifetimes. We have done exceedingly well, and will continue to do so.

Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (ffWPP)

519 Yeah, I don't want garrett jumping down my throat for dissing Montana, but how is a State with barely over a million people still counting votes?
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:29 AM (i2J7E)

It's a long drive to Bozeman.

Posted by: The Buick Driver at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (P+H3W)

520 Biggest warning is two generations of open borders have swamped Houston and Harris County.

yep, something needs to be done now or Texas will be lost, too

Posted by: brak at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (VckGX)

521 okay, I think I'm out of panic mode now.

I have full confidence in Trump and the Republicans again.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (oc+bb)

522 And lest anyone forget, Ted Cruz is a sourpuss who causes lots of people to simply dislike him on first glance, even if they happen to agree with him most of the time.

---

a modern John Adams

Posted by: Shep S at November 07, 2018 10:38 AM (Q8Fq+)

523 I really hate the news shows.

Already TODAY is going on about the Left's wish list that will be enabled with the House....

"filling in gaps in the Russia investigation"

"Passing background checks for gun purchases"

And so on.


Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at November 07, 2018 10:38 AM (PFy0L)

524 Hey folks,

I wish last night had gone better than it did, but let's not get too down. We didn't get everything we wanted by a long shot, but we did pull out some wins. The Senate is safe. We've still got each other, and blogs like this one, and a lot of other comrades out there. Trump still has cards to play, and I don't think he'll give up, so we shouldn't either. Let's just knuckle down and get ready for 2020.

Oh, and at least WIGOPer had to eat his words about the Florida races.

Posted by: T at November 07, 2018 10:38 AM (2PXwn)

525 We need to start bankrolling Green Party candidates in battleground states.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:38 AM (i2J7E)

526 Trying to imagine how Trump might brand Beto. "Phony Beto" comes to mind.... but "Master Beto" might work, too....

Posted by: Shoeless Guy at November 07, 2018 10:38 AM (mclDw)

527 505 Relax everyone they can't do anything with only one half of one third of the government

They'll need help!
Posted by: Paul RINO
__________________

I'm on it!

Posted by: Chief Justice John Roberts at November 07, 2018 10:38 AM (fqUgw)

528 This was a reset election. Give the seat to the Dem let the voters see the crazy on full display, and run a good conservative in 2 years. We get the house back minus a bunch of rino scum, dems get spanked and The Donald abides.
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench)


The only problem with this is that the majority of voters will only see what the media want them to see.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 07, 2018 10:38 AM (AM1GF)

529 I'm not too discouraged by this.
No we won't get a wall. But now we have troops...not the best solution but PDT can dare the new congress to cut the funding and expose America to the invasion.
The GOPers needed to go. OK. DOne...not completely but the rest will have to play by PDT's rules.
Schiff and Crazy Eyes O-F will keep help write the political adds for later.
Oh...and at least one more Supreme pick.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 10:38 AM (0tfLf)

530 518 That POS McConnell---

Just said that they would work on funding for the wall but of course it would have to be worked out on a bipartisan basis.

WHY? We still have two months left of control of both houses.

Lying sack of crap. They kept saying they would take care of the wall right after the midterms.

I hate these ba$tards.
Posted by: IrishEi at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (NtglE)


Still have some purging to do.

They still haven't learned the lesson of Trump.

We shall teach them.

Posted by: Iblis at November 07, 2018 10:39 AM (9221z)

531 Well then. None of the demographic voting patterns were altered. It's beyond even Kanye and the God Emperor. At least beyond two years.

If the demographic voting patterns cannot be altered, and the Civic Nationalist are proven wrong ( And I pray that doesn't happen, but it's looking more likely every election cycle) then we are headed for either a Balkans style Civil War or a ANC South Africa style slow genocide.

All that's up in the air is when in happens, who wins, and what they do with the former America.

My spirits are still high for some reason. Probably because we still have Trump.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 07, 2018 10:39 AM (JH5vx)

532 Relax everyone they can't do anything with only one half of one third of the government
Posted by: Circa 2010 GOP at November 07, 2018 10:34 AM (PNm7A)
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Except drive the news cycle with their investigations into "Trump's corruption".

That's the biggest part. Everything they "find", is going to be banged out as if it's the biggest injustice that the House can't just address it.

I just don't like the lying Dems being relevant again. If they just wanted to push more liberal policies, I wouldn't have a problem. But offensive #1 is Smear Trump.

I heard this tape on Chris Plante's show about how Howard Dean has moved the DNC toward the "European model" of never stop campaigning.

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 10:39 AM (vDqXW)

533 I still hope that Salazar gets her act together solidifies her spine and runs again. I do hope that Macsally and Rosendale win. The bastard Nelson wants a recount in FL.

Posted by: Martell at November 07, 2018 10:39 AM (Dmogi)

534 @realDonaldTrump 2 minutes ago

According to NBC News, Voters Nationwide Disapprove of the so-called Mueller Investigation (46%) more than they Approve (41%). You mean they are finally beginning to understand what a disgusting Witch Hunt, led by 17 Angry Democrats, is all about!

Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 10:39 AM (cF8AT)

535 Protip.... Do Not watch " news Shows" ... they just stir shit..... professionally.

Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 10:39 AM (ffWPP)

536
I'm all politicked out.
After the press conference and after Rush today, I'm gonna forget about politics for a day or two.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 10:39 AM (dMWgJ)

537 I often miss the trolls or jerks, I usually pass over commenters I have issues with, as i'm sure most do.

even when i'm that particular commenter.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:39 AM (aSpXp)

538 Already sick of the suburban beta male cucks in the office gloating about the election and how it's the end for Trump. Where is Air Pinochet when you need it?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 07, 2018 10:40 AM (OLCnA)

539 The only problem with this is that the majority of voters will only see what the media want them to see.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 07, 2018 10:38 AM

******

It is well past time to go after the media.
FCC licenses anyone?
Maybe start Radio Free America?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 10:40 AM (0tfLf)

540 Look at the bright blue southern section of Texas:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/06/
us/elections/results-house-elections.html

Clearly a whole bunch of natural conservatives down there.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at November 07, 2018 10:40 AM (0NAbP)

541 490 Dems say they want coverage for pre-existing conditions

There always is, and always has been coverage for pre-existing conditions. But not for free.
Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 10:33 AM (QrTqV)

Yes, they want to force you and me to pay for it.

Posted by: clutch at November 07, 2018 10:40 AM (u0fI2)

542 527 Trying to imagine how Trump might brand Beto. "Phony Beto" comes to mind.... but "Master Beto" might work, too....
Posted by: Shoeless Guy at November 07, 2018 10:38 AM (mclDw)

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BetaMex

Posted by: Shep S at November 07, 2018 10:40 AM (Q8Fq+)

543 Cocaine Mitch presser: You fucking cock-a-roaches. First you get the Senate, then you get the judges, and then you get the power.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:27 AM (i2J7E)
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He should go full Tony Montana same with Lindsey Graham.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 07, 2018 10:40 AM (hECVl)

544 I just hope and pray Kemp isn't forced into a runoff with Abrams. There are too many loons in this state (my sister and husband's family included) who voted for her because female Obama. The fact that she would destroy the business environment in this state and raise taxes on everyone because she wants to give free stuff to the lazy masses doesn't faze them.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:40 AM (ptqGC)

545 N. Pikachu - Yeah, we're fucked in 2024 aren't we?

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:40 AM (i2J7E)

546

I love the thought of her kind having a larger forum.


I don't. The average person walking down the street doesn't even know who the vice-president is, much less anything else that we'd expect them to know about how our government is supposed to operate.

She finished 4th in her class and is completely clueless. She'll attract more imbeciles to her precisely because they're also stoopid. A serious country wouldn't allow anyone like her anywhere near the levers of power, yet here we are.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 07, 2018 10:40 AM (HaL55)

547 527 Trying to imagine how Trump might brand Beto. "Phony Beto" comes to mind.... but "Master Beto" might work, too....
Posted by: Shoeless Guy at November 07, 2018 10:38 AM (mclDw)


Beta Male
Blotto O'Rourke

Posted by: Iblis at November 07, 2018 10:40 AM (9221z)

548 it's the repeated-ness that often gets me to look.

no way around that I guess.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:40 AM (aSpXp)

549 Man, I like got all this leftover money, and here I stand . I got my skateboard and stuff, and like, Shawn my accountant got most of the money, like ,in one of those offshore accounts. I sure wish the G5 would get here.

Posted by: Beto at November 07, 2018 10:41 AM (xzqr4)

550 List your 3 biggest losses.
Posted by: Soothsayer

1. My father.
2. My neighbor and best friend
3. Kobach

or

1. My mind.
2. My wife's mind.
3. My belief that Reason will prevail and America will not go Communist.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 07, 2018 10:41 AM (hyuyC)

551 Remember.... the Courts mean everything, for our lifetimes. We have done exceedingly well, and will continue to do so.
Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (ffWPP)

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Yes, the lack of the ability for the Left to run to the Courts to get things done that they could not get through legislatively is key.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 07, 2018 10:41 AM (I16G8)

552 The Horde tends to be either exuberant or near-suicidal. I'm not sure if that is just the crowd effect or if people who hang out on political websites a lot tend to be emotionally volatile (like, say, myself). Possibly a bit of both.

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 07, 2018 10:41 AM (bZ7mE)

553 538 I often miss the trolls or jerks,

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squeeze, don't pull

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 07, 2018 10:41 AM (Q8Fq+)

554 Yeah...I can't imagine watching TV news shows. Ace O Spades and the Morning Report. Practically all you need to read.

Posted by: lizabth at November 07, 2018 10:41 AM (RFh5Y)

555 Already TODAY is going on about the Left's wish list that will be enabled with the House....

"filling in gaps in the Russia investigation"

"Passing background checks for gun purchases"

And so on.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at November 07, 2018 10:38 AM (PFy0L)
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And they'll throw tantrums over the Senate not having a "bipartisan" spirit, and passing what the House sends them.

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 10:42 AM (vDqXW)

556 sooth, my biggest disappointment would be walker. I thought they'd learned.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:42 AM (aSpXp)

557 423 Idiotic Commiefornia voters approved Prop 7 (Permanent Daylight savings time) while voting down Prop 6 (Gas Tax Repeal)

Don't worry, a judge will declare the vote invalid and impose his own feelings on the matter.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 07, 2018 10:24 AM (boNFp)
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Yeah, I voted against giving our legislature the ability to mess with daylight savings time, for obvious reasons.

As for the gas tax, people in CA never yet met a tax they didn't like while trusting the legislature to spend the money appropriately.

Posted by: Blake - used ampersand salesman&&&&& at November 07, 2018 10:42 AM (qC1Sy)

558 This was a reset election. Give the seat to the Dem let the voters see the crazy on full display, and run a good conservative in 2 years. We get the house back minus a bunch of rino scum, dems get spanked and The Donald abides.
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench)

The only problem with this is that the majority of voters will only see what the media want them to see.
Posted by: Brother Cavil


Until it hits them in the pocketbook. And may everyone that voted for the dems take it up the ass good and hard.

Running late. Hit a fucking antlered rodent this morning. Tore up the front end of the wife's car.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 07, 2018 10:42 AM (aMV0K)

559 We have two parties. Simple question:

Which position would you like to be in today?

a) GOP's

b) Demo's

c) NeverTrumper's

There are reasons to be pessimistic and worry, but there always are. What I suggest is do what you can to shut off the money flowing to those you disagree with--even if it means giving up some things you like. Why did Beto have millions in Texas? Why was Demo fundraising so good?


Above all, stop supporting the media that gives "in kind" donations through the coverage not only of prog candidates but prog ideas.

One of the reasons I think so many are pessimistic is that they let the media (who they know is full of it on ideas) influence them on the news.

I never watched a single talking head yesterday (liberal or conservative). I just looked at numbers and results. After 2016 do you still think those people have a better handle on things than you can figure out for yourself?

I sometimes read political opinions, and I'll watch the actual politicians and candidates. But heck if I need to listen to or watch people who are essentially hired as entertainers to help me understand what's going on in the country.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at November 07, 2018 10:42 AM (tjuCT)

560 {{Adirondack Patriot}}

Stay strong. Praying for you.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 07, 2018 10:42 AM (NtglE)

561 How come when the democrats get "shellacked " as Obama said it's the voters registering a disagreement with their bros the democrats

But when the republicans get a minor realignment it's a fucking reset election and we gotta drop everything rtfn

Posted by: Total Control Racist at November 07, 2018 10:43 AM (PNm7A)

562 553 The Horde tends to be either exuberant or near-suicidal. I'm not sure if that is just the crowd effect or if people who hang out on political websites a lot tend to be emotionally volatile (like, say, myself). Possibly a bit of both.
Posted by: Grey Fox at November 07, 2018 10:41 AM (bZ7mE)


Yeah, not our most charming attribute...

Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 10:43 AM (ffWPP)

563 Someone should start a petition on Change.org to end Senate Gerrymandering and see how many Dems sign it. Judging from Twitter, the answer is "A Lot."

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:43 AM (i2J7E)

564 Homage to Beto.

https://bit.ly/2Pi6soq

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 07, 2018 10:43 AM (+y/Ru)

565 List your 3 biggest losses.

1. Loss of faith in our system of government.
2. Loss of trust in my fellow Americans.
3. Loss of hope for the future.

Posted by: Edric Milburn at November 07, 2018 10:29 AM (hrcfq)


I'll agree with those, but those are general losses. My own personal losses are a much larger and private list.

Damn, but Gorilla Pundit better have one smoking hot girl picture today.

And yes, Letter Girl does have a Bernadette Peters vibe.

https://tinyurl.com/yc8rpljb

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 07, 2018 10:43 AM (kqsXK)

566 I just hope that now that we've got the Senate, Trump cleans house at the DoJ, and finally puts in someone who will LOCK HER UP!
And then go after corrupt Dems all over the country!

Posted by: Iblis at November 07, 2018 10:43 AM (9221z)

567 So unless something hinky happens, McSally should win.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 07, 2018 10:29 AM (fqUgw)

Kinky? I do kinky.

Except for the people of Arizona. To hell with them in particular.

Vote for me!

Posted by: Kyrsten Sinema - Totes not a Pron Star, really at November 07, 2018 10:44 AM (72PAC)

568 551 List your 3 biggest losses.

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Superbowl XXV
Superbowl XXVI
Superbowl XXVII

just three?

Posted by: Jim Kelly at November 07, 2018 10:44 AM (Q8Fq+)

569 Agreed on the beta male suburban simps who let their wives tell them who to vote for. Also, a hearty fuck you to all the old, single suburban "educated" women who are so worthless no man has ever glanced their way or are such bitches they are divorced cat ladies. Open your own doors and carry your own groceries, cunts. I'll treat you exactly the way i treat other men and will enjoy all your complaints, bitches.

Posted by: Eli Cash at November 07, 2018 10:44 AM (a+WIL)

570 Here's what I think needs to happen.


I think the RNC needs to get a REAL LEADER. A Lindsey Graham type leader who says flat out, "if you take one dime of our money, you will say what we tell you to say and vote how we tell you to vote, otherwise, you WILL NEVER GET ELECTED AGAIN."

Get in line, motherfuckers, and don't even SNEEZE without permission.

It's all about the money, and without the National Committee, no one gets anywhere.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 07, 2018 10:44 AM (d7Ww2)

571
Give me a ticket for an aeroplane.
Ain't got time to take a fast train.
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-going home,
My Baby just wrote me a letter.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 07, 2018 10:44 AM (pNxlR)

572 the indoctrination industry in this country has dumbed the electorate enough now to make this the norm. get ready for more of the same. who really, didn't see this coming?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 07, 2018 10:44 AM (KP5rU)

573 I want to see sad Beto black and white montage videos set to Sarah McLachlan music.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:44 AM (i2J7E)

574 Two takeaways that I see,

One, tribalism is alive and well and the civic nationalism ideal is dying as a consequence along with the republic. When voting becomes separated from policy consequences (good or ill) but focuses instead on identity, then struggle over control of government to take and distribute benefits and apply the costs to the losers of political contests becomes paramount. Investment then becomes a sucker's game because the gains can be easily taken. Thus, a flight to wealth conservation and greater concern with hiding it rather than investment. In this case, its the economy stupid no longer applies as does the scandal quotient (see Menendez and Ellison as examples).

Two, we are in the process of morphing into an incompetent empire. Both federalism and the separated institutions still provide some bulwarks to tyranny but the coming paralysis of government action means that critical long term policymaking is impossible. This affects things like the government debt and unsustainable entitlement spending, foreign and military policy, corruption in government and its institutions, combating use of internet tech to prevent privatizing social control of individuals, and immigration.
This will have consequences and I see similar exhaustion throughout the West. The risk is that historically the internal weakness of a particular civilization becomes viewed as opportunity for hostile states and barbarians to loot and plunder.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2018 10:44 AM (ROzyM)

575 Yeah, not our most charming attribute...
Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 10:43 AM (ffWPP)

oh I find it human and endearing, unless it is hourly.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:44 AM (aSpXp)

576 My congress critter (R) won re-election with almost 75% of the vote...so I got that going for me.
Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2018 10:37 AM (cF8AT)

My Demonicrat congress critter won re-election with that same margin, I envy you.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 07, 2018 10:45 AM (P+H3W)

577 I miss my parents terribly, but I'm glad they aren't here to see their youngest daughter driving her little rice burner with Obama/Biden, Hillary, and Abrams stickers.


Before our mother died, crazy sis announced she was a "proud socialist." Nearly killed Mother right then and there.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:45 AM (ptqGC)

578 we were probably never going to end birthright citizenship, but it would have been nice to have tried

Posted by: brak at November 07, 2018 10:45 AM (VckGX)

579 Krebs oh I remember that tune! nice one.

live without me no more..

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:45 AM (aSpXp)

580 527 Trying to imagine how Trump might brand Beto. "Phony Beto" comes to mind.... but "Master Beto" might work, too....
Posted by: Shoeless Guy at November 07, 2018 10:38 AM (mclDw)

"Bobbyfrank" seems to be the best fit.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 10:45 AM (UnA8+)

581 The Horde tends to be either exuberant or near-suicidal.

It's our best feature and it will probably kill us!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 07, 2018 10:46 AM (oVJmc)

582 Jane I have that one kid..it's harsh.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:46 AM (aSpXp)

583 I haven't seen anywhere what the final count in the House is. Any final numbers out there on how big the D majority is?

Posted by: Shoeless Guy at November 07, 2018 10:46 AM (mclDw)

584 Trying to imagine how Trump might brand Beto. "Phony Beto" comes to mind.... but "Master Beto" might work, too....

I'm thinking 'Who?' fits the best.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 07, 2018 10:46 AM (oVJmc)

585 Does she have The Vapors?

Posted by: eleven at November 07, 2018 10:46 AM (NLLmE)

586 I refuse to be gloomy this post-midterm morning; yes, the 'rats took the House. So what.

In short order, just like the crazy dog that chases every car in sight, the 'rats have latched onto the bumper of Trump's limo. The 'rats DID NOT gain control of the Senate, this is *not* a minor factor. With every new Trump judge, the judiciary slips from Left's grasp.

Now comes the good part...the 'rats have managed to elect toxic, unlovable socialists, and I seriously doubt that 'comity' will return. And I'll remind everybody, the 'rats have NO message other than Orange Man Bad.

Get settled in for a two year shitshow where every major setback handed to the Left will drive them even wilder. And yes, I predict that the mob-swarm tactic will not be abandoned... it will go into double-down mode.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 07, 2018 10:46 AM (W+kMI)

587 Amnesty, Gun Confiscation, Single-Payer.


All are going to get passed by the Demoncrat house.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 09:56 AM (ICe/k)


And all will die in the Senate. Most without a vote.

Posted by: Blue Hen at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (NeSSd)

588 yeah, I don't get it. It's a loss. We won senate seats in the last few remaining red states. I don't know if the House take over was brilliant soros targeted GOTV efforts or just a sign that every year, America becomes a nation of newly arrived people who love democrats.

Posted by: yo quiero votero yanqui at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (7J5t2)

589 578 I miss my parents terribly, but I'm glad they aren't here to see their youngest daughter driving her little rice burner with Obama/Biden, Hillary, and Abrams stickers.


Before our mother died, crazy sis announced she was a "proud socialist." Nearly killed Mother right then and there.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:45 AM (ptqGC)

I'm not going to lie.

Sometimes I'm incredibly relieved my mother didn't live long enough to see or hear from Barack Obama.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (UnA8+)

590 I think the RNC needs to get a REAL LEADER. A Lindsey Graham type leader...

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 07, 2018 10:44 AM (d7Ww2)


Now that's a sentence I never thought I'd ever see.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (mM7SE)

591 It's hard to keep an even keel emotionally when oscillating between expectations of universal calamity and hope for the future.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (kxTRJ)

592 A Lindsey Graham type leade

====

Almost time for him to show his true colors again

Posted by: Total Control Racist at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (PNm7A)

593 579.
A phone and a pen?

Posted by: Martell at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (Dmogi)

594 I am OK with PDT taking some time off from campaigning to deal with Sessions, Mueller, etc. first.

Posted by: JAS at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (3HNOQ)

595 The Horde tends to be either exuberant or near-suicidal.

And at the same time

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (O2RFr)

596 Damn, but Gorilla Pundit better have one smoking hot girl picture today.


Didn't he already promise that you'd like today's girl?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (fuK7c)

597 I haven't seen anywhere what the final count in the House is. Any final numbers out there on how big the D majority is?

I'm betting it's less than the Dems will lose when the census stops counting illegals.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (oVJmc)

598

The only problem with this is that the majority of voters will only see what the media want them to see.

The White House has every reason to pull NBC's press credentials for their role in the Kavanaugh Senate hearings. Specifically, their suppression of evidence.

I wish he'd do it, pour encourage les others.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (HaL55)

599 582 The Horde tends to be either exuberant or near-suicidal.

----

it keeps cannibal Bob hanging around

Posted by: Jim Kelly at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (Q8Fq+)

600 I miss our Sessions and Huber/Horowitz cheerleaders on depressing mornings like this.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (r9UYA)

601 lol donna.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (aSpXp)

602 the takeaway is that Texas is basically a swing state and Florida is one more boatload away from being big blue. Virginia is gone, Wisconsin Oregon Nevada Washington Colorado are gone.

Posted by: yo quiero votero yanqui at November 07, 2018 10:48 AM (7J5t2)

603 The only problem with this is that the majority of voters will only see what the media want them to see.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 07, 2018

Those assholes will be in front of the cameras even more. The media could hide them in the minority, but no way crazy maxine or pelousy will accept that now. They will be out there loudly proclaiming their "mandate". Media believes that shit too. They think this is the beginning of the end of Trump. The dems and their medi will be on full display.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 07, 2018 10:48 AM (myjNJ)

604 McConnell has already given the keys to the House to the democrats. Today, not in January. Today.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 07, 2018 10:48 AM (NtglE)

605 545 I just hope and pray Kemp isn't forced into a runoff with Abrams. There are too many loons in this state (my sister and husband's family included) who voted for her because female Obama. The fact that she would destroy the business environment in this state and raise taxes on everyone because she wants to give free stuff to the lazy masses doesn't faze them.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:40 AM (ptqGC)

They're trying to force Rick Scott into a recount.

I love his spokesperson's answer: "It's a sad way for Bill Nelson to end his career. He is desperately trying to hold on to something that no longer exists,"

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 10:48 AM (CmURZ)

606 Before our mother died, crazy sis announced she was a "proud socialist." Nearly killed Mother right then and there.
Posted by: Jane D'oh


To be fair, the ability to steal from someone else and control the lives of others has often been a source of pride.

Posted by: Blue Hen at November 07, 2018 10:48 AM (NeSSd)

607 I haven't seen anywhere what the final count in the House is. Any final numbers out there on how big the D majority is?

--

Several races are still being counted or are being contested. There isn't a final tally yet. Probably won't be for several months.

Four senate races are still undecided (last I looked).

Posted by: Edric Milburn at November 07, 2018 10:48 AM (hrcfq)

608
Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
Ain't got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home
My baby, just-a wrote me a letter.

Posted by: Kaboom! Box Tops at November 07, 2018 10:48 AM (ctuyM)

609 I want a guy Bander, , stop with the patriarch!

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:48 AM (aSpXp)

610 If we are not a Republic, then nothing much distinguishes us from the rest of the world. The move towards Democracy is the danger, as it is the initial means of destroying a country in many cases.

The Soviets loved their Democratic movements.... initially....

Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 10:49 AM (ffWPP)

611 >>>409
List your 3 biggest losses.

For me:
1. Walker
2. Heller
3. Barletta
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 10:22 AM (dMWgJ)
__________
1) Chad from Middle School
2) Other Chad from Highschool and my front & mouth hole virginity
3) More Chad's in college and my back hole virginity

Now I hate white people

Posted by: Sarah Jeong at November 07, 2018 10:49 AM (JH5vx)

612 Good morning all; Cali is lost..hubby and I looked at each other this morning and it was just 'wtf already'. Our local school board appears to be headed full commie. Not that I would be able to tell the difference from status quo. It is depressing.

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 10:49 AM (a0IVu)

613 The politburo has addressed this issue. Pictures of trees in a painting are not trees.

Not art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 07, 2018 10:49 AM (CPk08)

614 I'm not going to lie.



Sometimes I'm incredibly relieved my mother didn't live long enough to see or hear from Barack Obama.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (UnA8+)


My poor mother lived long enough to see him elected. She was in the ER on election night, and my idiot sister strolled in wearing a huge Obama/Biden button. Just had to rub it in our sweet little mother's face.


After she died, her best friend told me how my sister broke Mother's heart. It wasn't news to me.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:49 AM (ptqGC)

615 I miss our Sessions and Huber/Horowitz cheerleaders on depressing mornings like this.

===

I know, right? I feel bad for all the little people who supported Trump who spent the last two years getting anally probed by Mueller going to have to go through that now with the House.

Posted by: yo quiero votero yanqui at November 07, 2018 10:49 AM (7J5t2)

616 McConnell has already given the keys to the House to the democrats. Today, not in January. Today.

How? Making pro forma Nicetalk doesn't mean anything in the long run.

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 07, 2018 10:50 AM (bZ7mE)

617 The Horde tends to be either exuberant or near-suicidal. I'm not sure if that is just the crowd effect or if people who hang out on political websites a lot tend to be emotionally volatile (like, say, myself). Possibly a bit of both.

Posted by: Grey Fox


Doesn't help we seem to have a disproportionate number of folks with depression here. Not saying the Horde needs to be on antidepressants, but it does tend to color how we see things.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 07, 2018 10:50 AM (AM1GF)

618 Given how the states tend to go in presidential votes, the natural number of Republican senators is ~55.

So we're about where we should be. Very few senators currently seem ill-fitted to their states.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 07, 2018 10:50 AM (Q8Fq+)

619 g-d I can't wait to get out of this g-d forsaken hell hole.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:50 AM (aSpXp)

620
IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S ME - a limerick

The poor young lass is moping. She's a fretter.
Whatever could have possibly upset her?
I think perhaps one factor
Is they've repossessed her tractor
And felt compelled to send a John Deere letter!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 10:50 AM (m45I2)

621 McConnell has already given the keys to the House to the democrats. Today, not in January. Today.

==

?

Posted by: yo quiero votero yanqui at November 07, 2018 10:50 AM (7J5t2)

622 Posted by: whig at November 07, 2018 10:44 AM (ROzyM)

Well said, great summation.

Posted by: clutch at November 07, 2018 10:50 AM (u0fI2)

623 LOL, Trump has thrown down the gauntlet on endless investigations by the dems in the House. He pretty much double dog dared them to go for it.



"If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!"

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 07, 2018 10:50 AM (JUOKG)

624 My dad absolutely would have voted for Obama. I imagine we'd have fought a lot.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 10:51 AM (oZ6kz)

625 I think the RNC needs to get a REAL LEADER. A Lindsey Graham type leader...

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 07, 2018 10:44 AM (d7Ww2)

Lindsey is lookin' out for...Lindsey.

Posted by: BignJames at November 07, 2018 10:51 AM (0+nbW)

626 dear mr president be sure to note that the Paul Ryan and his merry band of do nothing hacks cost the House; it is they who hemmed and hawed about the full repeal and replace Obamacare. it is they who spent 2 years investigating Trey Gowdy arrested NO ONE; in they spent most of their time whining to the foxnews press that the mean dirty players were ignoring their subpoenas. the only thing they had to do was fund the wall and they refused to do so. it is on their inaction to respond to your stated agenda items that they are defeated in number today.

Posted by: paulnjax at November 07, 2018 10:51 AM (nbaBy)

627 As I scrolled down the pic, I recall hoping she would be barefoot. Redheads are often very nice in that department.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 07, 2018 09:31 AM


This. Mos def this.

Posted by: Q. Tarantino at November 07, 2018 10:51 AM (ctuyM)

628 the other thing we learned from yesterday is that

FOX NEWS SUCKS DONKEY DICKS

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 07, 2018 10:51 AM (d7Ww2)

629 624 LOL, Trump has thrown down the gauntlet on endless investigations by the dems in the House. He pretty much double dog dared them to go for it.

And he cam release the "kraken" if he needs to...

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 10:51 AM (O2RFr)

630 We've known for a long time that people can vote themselves money out to the treasury. The problem becomes when people get really comfortable with that idea. The struggle has been to keep people thinking that was a really bad idea.

The propagandists have convinced more and more that it's not so bad. But, a republic lasts until people learn--and become accustomed to--voting themselves money out of the treasury.

But, a white guy said that, so it's a white idea. Look at all these diverse countries where they are not so hung up about voting themselves money out to the treasury. It's racist to want to insist on white ideas over diverse ideas in all those countries people are fleeing as economic refugees.

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (vDqXW)

631 Brother Cavil

People of Negotiable Virtue for everyone!

Enough sex makes for a Happy Horde.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (hyuyC)

632 The Horde tends to be either exuberant or near-suicidal.
And at the same time
Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (O2RFr)

I'm perfectly calm, dude.
*shrug*
Calmer than you are.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (IqOTP)

633 I don't care if Turtle coos baby talk palaver to the Dems about reaching across the aisle as long as he still keeps stabbing the judicial dagger into their backs again and again.

Someone should let Sotomayor know she can still get cheap post-Halloween candy.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (oZ6kz)

634 Muldoon must-must get the position of court jester if the progressives regain power, He'll kill them with limericks.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (aSpXp)

635 They're trying to force Rick Scott into a recount.



I love his spokesperson's answer: "It's a sad way for Bill Nelson
to end his career. He is desperately trying to hold on to something that
no longer exists,"





Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 10:48 AM (CmURZ)


Tucker hit the nail on the head last night. He said FL looks like CA did when it began turning blue.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (ptqGC)

636 First woman who married her brother elected in MN!

Posted by: hepcat at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (5b+Sr)

637 I haven't seen anywhere what the final count in the House is. Any final numbers out there on how big the D majority is?
Posted by: Shoeless Guy at November 07, 2018 10:46 AM (mclDw)

If it's only 1-4 seats, there's a possibility that the House could flip back to GOP control before 2020 depending on where the special elections are.

I wouldn't get my hopes up, though.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (P+H3W)

638
FOX NEWS SUCKS DONKEY DICKS

Yup... Laura Ingram was good though last night... Nearly punched old Chris Wallace... Or wanted to

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (O2RFr)

639 dear mr president be sure to note that the Paul Ryan and his merry band of do nothing hacks cost the House

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Paul Ryan was ill suited for the Speakership. In fairness to him, I don't think he wanted it. Sometimes though when foisted into positions they don't want, some people rise up to the challenge. He was not able to.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (sX1BW)

640 630

And he cam release the "kraken" if he needs to...
Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 10:51 AM (O2RFr)


Tanned, rested, and ready.........

Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 10:53 AM (ffWPP)

641 Capitalizing on the mermaid craze of the time?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front, Boofing Chapter at November 07, 2018 10:53 AM (hSQF+)

642 whig

Grace us more often with your wisdom. Just stop calling us grasshopper, please.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 07, 2018 10:53 AM (hyuyC)

643 539 Already sick of the suburban beta male cucks in the office gloating about the election and how it's the end for Trump. Where is Air Pinochet when you need it?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 07, 2018 10:40 AM (OLCnA)

Fools No amounts of virtue signalling and voting for their death will save them. They are hated and their "team' wants them dead.

Posted by: literally serious at November 07, 2018 10:53 AM (ulmY0)

644 The Horde tends to be either exuberant or near-suicidal. I'm not sure if that is just the crowd effect or if people who hang out on political websites a lot tend to be emotionally volatile (like, say, myself). Possibly a bit of both.

====

well, maybe. I think we got a dose of reality.

I see these losses as structural. Immigration is changing america, and every year we're going to get more blue. Folks are bragging about Trump picking up Senate seats. No...if he picked up WV, that be bragging. What about other Senate races we lost like NV? What happened in Wisconsin?

Trump didn't lose an argument in this election, the country just wasn't listening.

Posted by: yo quiero votero yanqui at November 07, 2018 10:53 AM (7J5t2)

645 It won't surprise me if Lindsey reverts back to being a squish, but until he does I like to think he just broke like Paul Kersey and he's going to stay in full Death Wish mode.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 10:53 AM (oZ6kz)

646 He is desperately trying to hold on to something that
no longer exists

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The space program?

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:53 AM (sX1BW)

647 my step would have voted progressive, my mum conservative. no wonder they didn't like eachother much before she died.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:53 AM (aSpXp)

648
First woman who married her brother elected in MN!

Posted by: hepcat at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (5b+Sr)


Wut???

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:54 AM (ptqGC)

649 615 I'm not going to lie.



Sometimes I'm incredibly relieved my mother didn't live long enough to see or hear from Barack Obama.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (UnA8+)

My poor mother lived long enough to see him elected. She was in the ER on election night, and my idiot sister strolled in wearing a huge Obama/Biden button. Just had to rub it in our sweet little mother's face.


After she died, her best friend told me how my sister broke Mother's heart. It wasn't news to me.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:49 AM (ptqGC)

That's awful, Jane. Hope she gets her comeuppances.

In my dad's dying days in 2011, he was still getting fire in his eyes when he talked about "The Commie Marxist in the White House."

He hated Obama more than I do. And that's saying a lot.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 10:54 AM (CmURZ)

650 Huggins in NJ.


Posted by: lizabth at November 07, 2018 10:27 AM (RFh5Y)

Forget it Jake...its Jerseytown...apparently, they like their pedos in NJ

Posted by: A dude in MI at November 07, 2018 10:54 AM (OOH1c)

651 Locally, the one proposition I wanted lost, because the teachers have their foot on the voters' necks. Teachers don't want something passed? It won't pass. The state of education is bad, but no one wants to do anything to fix it. Just shovel more and more money into a corrupt system and keep funneling kids into the machine. It's too bad no one actually thinks about the children.

Our mayoral vote went blue, so that's great.

Our privacy went down the drain, but no one cares, because clean elections, amirite?

The rest of the props went about how they should.

Senate race? Still counting the votes. It's a testament to how right Sinema is about this state - that she could get so many votes after spewing hate all over us. She's the quintessential gossip monger - running around behind people's backs to talk nasty. She should have been roundly trounced, but instead, it's coming down to the wire. That's AZ, alright.

Posted by: soulpile at November 07, 2018 10:54 AM (wJAJb)

652 I'm perfectly calm, dude.
*shrug*
Calmer than you are.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (IqOTP)


Legal Fine Print: The statement was meant as a observation regarding the collective and was not intended to reflect the disposition of any given individual.

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 07, 2018 10:54 AM (bZ7mE)

653 First woman who married her brother elected in MN!

Posted by: hepcat at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (5b+Sr)

Wut???

The Muslim woman

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 10:54 AM (O2RFr)

654 While many here (including myself) had the sadz this morning, Trump's tweets show he's looking forward to a battle with Pelosi.

He's made of sterner stuff than most.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at November 07, 2018 10:54 AM (d6Ksn)

655 "If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!"

=========

trump had 2 years with both chambers and his useless DOJ and did nothing. Something something grand jury. 2 years.

Oh well, on the bright side, trump might get reelected.

Posted by: yo quiero votero yanqui at November 07, 2018 10:55 AM (7J5t2)

656 McConnell has already given the keys to the House to the democrats. Today, not in January. Today.
Posted by: IrishEi at November 07, 2018 10:48 AM (NtglE)
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This spine thing was getting a little itchy!

Posted by: Mitch McConnell at November 07, 2018 10:55 AM (vDqXW)

657 Tucker hit the nail on the head last night. He said FL looks like CA did when it began turning blue.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (ptqGC)


"Ship Of Fools" should be required reading.
Advice to Morons: If you buy it, read ONE CHAPTER per day only. Take the rest of the day to digest what you just read.

Book makes a scary amount of sense if you're over 60.

Posted by: jwb7605 at November 07, 2018 10:55 AM (uU9ws)

658 a little history for the Eeyores...

Biggest Midterm House Losses Since WWII: Obama (-63), Truman (-55), Clinton (-54)

Posted by: mikeyG at November 07, 2018 10:55 AM (LL1Be)

659 That's AZ, alright.

Try living in CA.

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 10:55 AM (O2RFr)

660 Jane I think the one wearing the palistinian flag, but i'm not sure?

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:56 AM (aSpXp)

661 oh right, the child fucker in NJ's senate race.

Posted by: yo quiero votero yanqui at November 07, 2018 10:56 AM (7J5t2)

662 the southwest has been overrun with Californians.

this is how it goes down.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:56 AM (aSpXp)

663 I want a guy Bander, , stop with the patriarch!
Posted by: willow



????????????

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 10:56 AM (fuK7c)

664 Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

"No one is insignificant"-An Upper Room Daily Devotional:

https://www.upperroom.org/



Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 07, 2018 10:56 AM (AllCR)

665
Jane I think the one wearing the palistinian flag, but i'm not sure?

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:56 AM (aSpXp)


The muzz woman from MN? Married her brother? I just can't even....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:57 AM (ptqGC)

666 if my math is right, only 7 states will have a republican and a democrat senator when they are seated in January

Alabama (for the moment)
Colorado
Maine
Ohio
Pennsylvania
West Virginia
Wisconsnin

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 07, 2018 10:57 AM (Q8Fq+)

667 FenelonSpoke

Thank you.

You are a blessing to us.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 07, 2018 10:57 AM (hyuyC)

668 No sadz here.... we did not have a bad night... sometimes expectations get a little overblown... the Senate is more Red... Senate means judges, and judges > fleeting Representatives.

Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 10:57 AM (ffWPP)

669 Trump's tweets show he's looking forward to a battle with Pelosi

===

What's the nickname going to be?
Boney Pelosi?

Posted by: Total Control Racist at November 07, 2018 10:57 AM (PNm7A)

670 >>>546 N. Pikachu - Yeah, we're fucked in 2024 aren't we?
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at November 07, 2018 10:40 AM (i2J7E)
_________
I don't know.

I believe in miracles. We got one in 2016. And in 2018 we got a better Senate.

Things can change rapidly. We get to be alive in the time when the history books are actually interesting.

LoTRs captures it perfectly

Frodo: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had ever happened.

Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have is to decide what to do with the time that is given. There are other forces at work in this world besides the will of evil.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 07, 2018 10:57 AM (JH5vx)

671 Tucker hit the nail on the head last night. He said FL looks like CA did when it began turning blue.
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it's true. immigration is insane. millions of new democrats every year come in. Paul Ryan and his fellow runners diddled because apparently the future is a castrated female muslim married to her brother.

Posted by: yo quiero votero yanqui at November 07, 2018 10:57 AM (7J5t2)

672 " Wut???

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:54 AM (ptqGC) "

The Muzzie girl in MN (Ilhan Omar) won big in a gerrymandered Dem district. She married her brother supposedly to help him get a Green Card IIRC. She's also a full-throated supporter of Zionism and the Jewish people.

Haha, just fuckin' with you, a few years ago she tweeted about Israel being a cancer and said they have hypnotized the world.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (oZ6kz)

673 This will be the media's take:

•The House endless investigating the WH: Legitimate because it's been long needed.

•The executive merely talking about investigating the legislative is a violation of the separation of powers--and WHAT'S DICTATOR HITLER-TRUMP DOING WITH A DOJ?!!!!!

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (vDqXW)

674 Well, I am looking forward to 2020 - they will have more seats up for re-election, won't they?

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (a0IVu)

675 Paul Ryan was ill suited for the Speakership. In fairness to him, I don't think he wanted it. Sometimes though when foisted into positions they don't want, some people rise up to the challenge. He was not able to.
Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (sX1BW)

----------------

You could tell that he really didn't want the job when he placed a number of conditions on his acceptance of the job.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (I16G8)

676 Donna, he certainly does fight, but that doesn't leave the rest of us out of our obligation to fight with him.

on a side note, I feel so bad for his family, talk about being treated like garbage by our betters.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (aSpXp)

677 670 Trump's tweets show he's looking forward to a battle with Pelosi

===

What's the nickname going to be?
Boney Pelosi?
Posted by: Total Control Racist at November 07, 2018 10:57 AM (PNm7A)

My personal favorite: Granny Botox?

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (CmURZ)

678 Friend just texted me a poster of Beto that read:

Top

Hey there Louisiana

Pic

Bottom

My name is Beteaux


Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (A6Xv7)

679 What about all the "ballot malfunctions" that occurred in New York and such? Do ya think they had an effect on the election?

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (T+j+9)

680 Daily Wire election night:

Ben Shapiro, in the same breath* says that the dog whistle accusation is garbage and that Trump has dog whistled.

Also, that he is quick to admit he is wrong. Ben Shapiro DESTROYS my reluctance to shout back at my podcasts.

*so, 1000 words?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (4sEey)

681 The muzz woman from MN? Married her brother? I just can't even....
--

It was an immigration scam. She had legal residency so she brought her 'husband' to the US. They shared a common address for a time.

Posted by: Edric Milburn at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (hrcfq)

682 and his fellow runners diddled because apparently the future is a castrated female muslim married to her brother

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at least it isn't pedophila

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (sX1BW)

683 655 While many here (including myself) had the sadz this morning, Trump's tweets show he's looking forward to a battle with Pelosi.

He's made of sterner stuff than most.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at November 07, 2018 10:54 AM (d6Ksn)


He enjoys argument for the sake of argument. He seeks it ... he'll start it if need be.

Because that's what it takes.

Some would call that, under any other name, being a troll.

Posted by: The Midnight Rider at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (0GJk6)

684 The hanky, eet is the Don Lemon scented? Yes?

Posted by: Stinky Hippie Bastards with unwashed bottoms and oozing sores at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (vhDxi)

685 I think the RNC needs to get a REAL LEADER. A Lindsey Graham type leader...

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 07, 2018 10:44 AM (d7Ww2)

Now that's a sentence I never thought I'd ever see.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (mM7SE)

This timeline is *weird.*

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (KUaJL)

686 "Frodo: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had ever happened.

Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have is to decide what to do with the time that is given. There are other forces at work in this world besides the will of evil.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 07, 2018 10:57 AM (JH5vx) "

I mean I'd love to win in 2024 because awesome giant living trees bombard the Dems with boulders and a ghost army destroys their GOTV apparatus but I'm not gonna bank on it.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (oZ6kz)

687 Push granny botox on his Twitter he'll pick it up

Posted by: Total Control Racist at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (PNm7A)

688 Impeach the president, impeach the vice president, and guess what? Nancy Pelosi controls the country

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (5CvBx)

689 605 McConnell has already given the keys to the House to the democrats. Today, not in January. Today.
Posted by: IrishEi at November 07, 2018 10:48 AM (NtglE)

To be fair, we never really had the keys in the House.

Posted by: literally serious at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (ulmY0)

690 672 Tucker hit the nail on the head last night. He said FL looks like CA did when it began turning blue.

Except we have the means to stop it.

I think DeSantis will have the guts.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (CmURZ)

691 First woman who married her brother elected in MN!


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she must be thousands of years old. Almost as old as RBG

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 07, 2018 11:00 AM (Q8Fq+)

692
Re: The Wall.

I'm thinking that Trump only needs to declare a long, thin bit of land along the southern border as the Rio Grande National Monument. He doesn't need Congress for that, as Chocolate Fonzie proved when he was trying to screw the energy industry.

Once it's a NM, defending it should be a lot easier, to preserve the natural beauty of the land from those who would trample all over it on the trek north, littering it with trash.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 07, 2018 11:00 AM (veoSD)

693 Bander, that comment was so minutes ago. But it had to do with gorillas bring you guys a chick to check out?

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:00 AM (aSpXp)

694 Heard the left crying about Beto this morning. It would appear that the ballot confused their voters by having Beto's name on it....Robert.

Posted by: wrg500 at November 07, 2018 11:00 AM (neNUS)

695 Impeach the president, impeach the vice president, and guess what? Nancy Pelosi controls the country

So Pence doesn't name a VP first?

Silly lefty calculation, but

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 07, 2018 11:00 AM (oVJmc)

696 The dems raped the Koala during the Kavanaugh hearings and over imaginary peeing hookers. That had an effect.

The dem circus in the House will be no better.

Posted by: Blue Hen at November 07, 2018 11:00 AM (NeSSd)

697 Pelosi already gaffing. "Let's hear it for more Pre-Existing medical conditions!"

Please don't replace her, Dems. Two years of Speaker Dementia McBotox is going to be fucking lit.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:00 AM (oZ6kz)

698 but they're math illiterate

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 07, 2018 11:01 AM (oVJmc)

699 Well, on the bright side, we are done w/ that useless SOB paul ryan. I hope his wife dumps him for the pool boy.

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 11:01 AM (a0IVu)

700 Fox News has a monopoly on anything to the right of CNN.

They have a low bar and the meet it barely

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 07, 2018 11:01 AM (JH5vx)

701 So Slappy Ellison and Pedo Menendez both win. It's like Hemmingway. The Scum Also Rises.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 07, 2018 11:01 AM (+y/Ru)

702 Nood.


MP^4, go look at your girl.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 11:01 AM (fuK7c)

703 There's a midget under her dress

Posted by: Big Al fredo at November 07, 2018 11:01 AM (iWo0u)

704 Are the Dems going to try to deny Nanzi her speakership because of her pre-existing condition?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 07, 2018 11:01 AM (oVJmc)

705 Trump's tweets show he's looking forward to a battle with Pelosi


Fuckin aye.
Enough of this sneaking around shit. Let's have a straight up fight.

Look guys. Trump led the GOP to perform historically well in the midterms.

We know what these people are. And I believe Trump has the goods on many of them. Will they show their asses like bonobos for 2 years? Oh yes indeed.


PDT just handed them the rope to hang themselves.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 07, 2018 11:02 AM (LL1Be)

706 Nood.


MP^4, go look at your girl.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 11:01 AM (fuK7

this is What I'm talking about.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:02 AM (aSpXp)

707 Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter?

Right.

Real Rangers do not re-forge mystical swords, but call in A-10 airstrikes with precision.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 07, 2018 11:02 AM (hyuyC)

708 inky? I do kinky.

Except for the people of Arizona. To hell with them in particular.

Vote for me!
Posted by: Kyrsten Sinema - Totes not a Pron Star, really
_________________

Still makes me snicker that Sinema, a one-time spokesperson for the Green Party in AZ, is about to lose to a Republican because a Green Party candidate siphoned off 38k votes.

Bwhahahahahahahahaha. Doesn't get any "crazier" than that in AZ, does it Keeeeeerstie?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 07, 2018 11:02 AM (fqUgw)

709 Try living in CA.
Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 10:55 AM (O2RFr

Try living in western Washington

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 07, 2018 11:02 AM (d7Ww2)

710 701 Fox News has a monopoly on anything to the right of CNN.

They have a low bar and the meet it barely
Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 07, 2018 11:01 AM (JH5vx)

I heard CNN was more fair than they were last night. And that's a low bar.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 11:02 AM (CmURZ)

711 I mean I'd love to win in 2024 because awesome giant living trees bombard the Dems with boulders and a ghost army destroys their GOTV apparatus but I'm not gonna bank on it.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (oZ6kz)

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the army of the dead is probably in Chicago

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at November 07, 2018 11:03 AM (Q8Fq+)

712 "Well, I am looking forward to 2020 - they will have more seats up for re-election, won't they?

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (a0IVu) "

GOP has a tougher Senate slate in 2020 because of more incumbents being up, but having 54 or 55 probably means it'll take a wave election to give the Dems the Senate, and Trump being up ballot should prevent that.

If we only end up needing like 10 pickups to re-take the House, I expect that to be easily done with some Trump momentum driving voter turnout.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:03 AM (oZ6kz)

713 >>Trump's tweets show he's looking forward to a battle with Pelosi

Get the Polonium enema ready for Nancy.

Posted by: DNC at November 07, 2018 11:03 AM (r9UYA)

714 But on the good news side of things, I live in Michigan. We just voted in pot.

Yay pot!

At my foster daughter's workplace, her co-workers were split between those who 1) weren't going to vote, 2) were going to vote for Cannabis.

Want a *huge* lib turnout? Put Cannabis on the ballot!

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 11:04 AM (vDqXW)

715 Is there a guy under her dress,
Looking for something ?

Posted by: JT at November 07, 2018 11:04 AM (NmHRa)

716 Tucker hit the nail on the head last night. He said FL looks like CA did when it began turning blue.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 10:52 AM (ptqGC)

And FL passed a measure to allow felons to vote. They won't be voting Republican.

Posted by: josephistan at November 07, 2018 11:04 AM (7HtZB)

717 YOUNG MEN were a large part of 2016. They were forgotten in 2018. Don't make the same mistake in 2020.

Posted by: Daniel Quilp at November 07, 2018 11:05 AM (Fxgkp)

718 600
582 The Horde tends to be either exuberant or near-suicidal.



----



it keeps cannibal Bob hanging around

Posted by: Jim Kelly at November 07, 2018 10:47 AM (Q8Fq+)

I heard that Jim.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'Bobs cannibal tours. Bring a friend for dinner!' at November 07, 2018 11:05 AM (+6jVU)

719 this is What I'm talking about.
Posted by: willow



I put in a word for you in the new thread.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (fuK7c)

720 >>710 Try living in western Washington

Posted by: nurse ratched

Q13 Fox bobbleheads think Inslee will be running for POTUS in 2020.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (r9UYA)

721 Any real chance the DEM wins the MS senate runoff? The GOP is the sitting senator, and seems benign. Should I be worried like with AL?

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 07, 2018 11:08 AM (wGbBR)

722 'Does anyone really believe that a united Republican party would have lost that many seats"
This is it. His own party did this to themselves. They blew it on health care, the Dems used it against them, and now they have an excuse to blow it again.

Posted by: PJ at November 07, 2018 11:08 AM (qlTN9)

723 Biggest warning is two generations of open borders have swamped Houston and Harris County.
Posted by: DanMan at November 07, 2018 10:35 AM (QMG5F)


This is the biggest worry. They have flipped too many districts already. Makes me wonder how many we can turn red by getting rid of them once the wall is up and recrossing becomes much harder.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 07, 2018 11:09 AM (/qEW2)

724 He enjoys argument for the sake of argument. He seeks it ... he'll start it if need be.

Because that's what it takes.

Some would call that, under any other name, being a troll.
Posted by: The Midnight Rider at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (0GJk6)

I don't think it's just arguing for the sake of arguing. Saying he wants Pelosi to be Speaker throws a monkey wrench into the Dem's calculations about who they want as Speaker. If Trump is for it, they'll oppose it. He's setting up a fight in Dem ranks.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at November 07, 2018 11:09 AM (d6Ksn)

725 Mandible.

Posted by: simplemind at November 07, 2018 11:12 AM (Ts2qT)

726 I've got to agree about FOX news sucking in their election coverage.

CNN had some interesting stuff, but they just couldn't tear themselves away from Texas to report on any other state.

NBC was either breathless reporting shit that was already old or inbroiled in a snarkfest that was unwatchable.

Posted by: Jwest at November 07, 2018 11:14 AM (/roJx)

727 No matter how much sunshine the pundits may try to pump up our butts, the upshot of this election is that there will be no wall built, and the invaders from the south will be welcome with open arms.

Posted by: DaveKinNC at November 07, 2018 09:32 AM (/NgNT)



In fairness, we already have all the laws we need to handle the illegal immigrant problem. We just need to enforce them. Maybe the next AG will take a stab at it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (DmiQc)

728

Thanksgiving is in, like, 2 weeks.

I am very very very thankful we have President Trump in the White House, and a majority in the Senate.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 11:16 AM (dMWgJ)

729 By the end of this month, it is time to start running for 2020 or to announce that he will not, so the open Republican Primary can get rolling.

Posted by: Gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES) at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (GW7H6)

730 to the barrel I go ... :-(

Posted by: Texican ette at November 07, 2018 11:19 AM (gou4q)

731 615. So sorry to hear that happened to your mom. As for the dtr, she carries inside her soul the poison that will eventually destroy her. But I do hope she changes and sees the evil of her ideology before it's too late.

I have a sister like that. But my youngest sister and myself protect our Mom from the lefty harpie.

Posted by: Martell at November 07, 2018 11:32 AM (Dmogi)

732 Hikaru, you and me both, isn't that just a weird use of words?

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 12:16 PM (aSpXp)

733 Posted by: Texican ette - a cat may look at a king...

But it's going in the barrel anyway.

Posted by: clutch cargo at November 07, 2018 12:17 PM (TUU1F)

734 Blah blah blah listen to a liberal with their funny squeaky voice like you hear in cartoons while their on the phone

Posted by: Tamaa the Bird 1000 Voices at November 07, 2018 03:32 PM (wGqjj)

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