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Kevin McCarthy Will Leave Congress "At the End of the Year"

Not at the end of the current Congress, which extends into January. But at the end of the year.

This will leave us with only a 1 member majority for a period.

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is resigning from Congress early and will not run for reelection next year, punctuating a historic Capitol Hill career after 15 rounds of voting to become speaker in January and getting ousted 10 months later by a conservative rebellion.

"I have decided to depart the House at the end of this year to serve America in new ways. I know my work is only getting started," McCarthy said in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal.

Though McCarthy's next steps are uncertain, he has promised to stay involved in Republican politics.The California Republican declined to make another bid for the gavel after being removed as speaker in October.

Marjorie Taylor Greene supported McCarthy like she was possessed, likely just because McCarthy had not sided with moderate/Establishment GOPers who wanted to discipline her. She's still raging about deposing McCarthy.

But she makes a point: the Republicans who just voted to oust Santos should have done some simple arithmetic before doing so.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
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Well..

Now in 2024, we will have a 1 seat majority in the House of Representatives.

Congratulations Freedom Caucus for one and 105 Rep who expel our own for the other.

I can assure you Republican voters didn't give us the majority to crash the ship.

Hopefully no one dies.

Hopefully McCarthy will get a high-paying job as a lobbyist which will allow him to move out of Frank Luntz's couch.

Gaetz, on the other hand, continues taunting McCarthy, tweeting "McLeavin'." Maybe he should consider what would happen if McCarthy left now instead of at the end of December. Maybe a little grace in victory would be prudent.

I'm just really getting tired of people we elect into positions of responsibility who just want to use their jobs as Congressmen as an entree to the job they really want, Social Media Influencer.

I know Matt Gaetz has his defenders. Let me give you the take from the other side: There are certain people who, like the Kardashians, are always making demands on our attention, and frequently have very little to contribute. Their bids for attention turn out to be nothing but bids for attention. Again, like the Kardashians.

Now if you really like the Kardashians, you might like when they demand your attention.

If you are meh on them, you begin to hate them. You begin to really get tired of their attention-whoring antics. Public figures should worry when the amount of attention they actually deserve gets greatly outpaced by the amount of attention they demand.

This is why I just don't cover Trump unless absolutely required to; he's just exhausted me. I cannot put up with the drama and bluster and constant demands on my attention.

I think a lot of people have similarly reached the limits of their Trump endurance.

I think Trump is benefiting from being relatively low-profile, compared to his previous media omnipresence. Getting banned from most social media and propaganda legacy media has inadvertently helped him. But he may lose some of that tolerance when he's back in the media more often.

Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 02:33 PM




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1 Well, Ace, you nailed it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:32 PM (kBSKe)

2 But she makes a point: the Republicans who just voted to oust Santos should have done some simple arithmetic before doing so.
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They did.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:33 PM (kBSKe)

3 I can assure you Republican voters didn't give us the majority to crash the ship.
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Maybe y'all should have done what you promised.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:33 PM (kBSKe)

4 Stamps foot
Takes millions
Goes home

Posted by: Diogenes at December 06, 2023 02:33 PM (uSHSS)

5 I'm fine with him leaving him leaving the Congress at the end of something, but it isn't a year.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 06, 2023 02:35 PM (0FoWg)

6 So, a petulant man-baby temper tantrum.

Sounds about right.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Aspiring Codger at December 06, 2023 02:35 PM (xPJvm)

7 Kevin McCarthy will leave Congress in a year because he was a failure

FIFY Ace

Posted by: Skip at December 06, 2023 02:35 PM (fwDg9)

8 Gaetz, on the other hand, continues taunting McCarthy, tweeting "McLeavin'." Maybe he should consider what would happen if McCarthy left now instead of at the end of December.
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It's childish for sure.

But what's the difference? The GOP stops nothing bad and advances nothing good, so what difference would it make if he left now instead of at the end of December?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:35 PM (kBSKe)

9 There are certain people who, like the Kardashians, are always making demands on our attention, and frequently have very little to contribute.


You've not seen Kim's bazooms, then, I take it.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 02:35 PM (JrojV)

10 Kevin McCarthy Will Leave Congress "At the End of the Year"
—Disinformation Expert Ace
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Christmas won't come early.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 02:36 PM (krQz2)

11 What's the rumpus?

Posted by: Kevin McCarthy at December 06, 2023 02:36 PM (aD39U)

12 All this "we" and "us" stuff is either delightful or depressing. I can't tell which.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 06, 2023 02:36 PM (9UlRk)

13 I know Matt Gaetz has his defenders. Let me give you the take from the other side: There are certain people who, like the Kardashians, are always making demands on our attention, and frequently have very little to contribute. Their bids for attention turn out to be nothing but bids for attention. Again, like the Kardashians.

One can be both an attention whore and effective. In this case, that's what Gaetz was. Gaetz actually accomplished something real and important. How many of us would trade in Johnson to go back to McCarthy?

Posted by: Archimedes at December 06, 2023 02:36 PM (I/Qkd)

14 >>>But what's the difference? The GOP stops nothing bad and advances nothing good, so what difference would it make if he left now instead of at the end of December?

you never know.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:36 PM (KRtlO)

15 I mean, if we lose the majority, the impeachment inquiry ends.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:36 PM (KRtlO)

16 When it's down to one, how long before a RINOs is bribed into switching? Uniparty forever!

Posted by: Pascal at December 06, 2023 02:36 PM (zNFT6)

17 Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is resigning from Congress early and will not run for reelection next year
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Assume flouncing positions!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2023 02:36 PM (MZImN)

18 Though McCarthy's next steps are uncertain, he has promised to stay involved in Republican politics.


By fucking his constituents on the way out.

It's Cheneyesque.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 02:37 PM (aD39U)

19 Stamps foot
Takes millions
Goes home
Posted by: Diogenes


Boy, you really did clean up at the golf course, didn't you?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 02:37 PM (JrojV)

20 Though McCarthy's next steps are uncertain, he has promised to stay involved in Republican politics.
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Like Cheney. Like Obama. Etc.

This crap is the worst. When you finish your run - either by choice or by force - go the fuck home.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:37 PM (kBSKe)

21 >>>One can be both an attention whore and effective. In this case, that's what Gaetz was. Gaetz actually accomplished something real and important. How many of us would trade in Johnson to go back to McCarthy?

That feels an awful lot like drawing to an inside straight.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:37 PM (KRtlO)

22 But she makes a point: the Republicans who just voted to oust Santos should have done some simple arithmetic before doing so.
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Top. Men.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2023 02:37 PM (MZImN)

23 McCarthy's no better or worse than the new meatbag. I can't even remember his name, and I shouldn't.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 06, 2023 02:37 PM (0FoWg)

24 So, McCarthy (with his people) ousting Santos and then quitting is Gaetz's fault?

Yeah, Gaetz did us a HUGE favor. If we're gonna throw the House in 2024 like we did in elections past, at least this time, the seats being thrown are the Uniparty ones, and not the real Repub ones...it's better to have the person in charge actually NOT be Uniparty...and that's finally who we have in Johnson.

He may not be able to do anything b/c he's a minority leader, but he also won't let things get done that continue to stab us in the back over and over and over again.

Thank you, Gaetz. We needed a light shone on the House, and we finally got one...

Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 02:37 PM (exHjb)

25 "the Republicans who just voted to oust Santos should have done some simple arithmetic before doing so"

Oh come on, this was all done according to plan. It was highly likely that McCarthy was gonna leave his dick-sucking job to go suck actual dick as a lobbyist or some shit. They threw out Santos knowing full well that McCarthy was also going to leave, and knowing full well what that meant for control of the House.

The GOP is a suicide cult.

Posted by: Elric Blade at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (iFTx/)

26 What's the rumpus?
Posted by: Kevin McCarthy


Go ask Frank.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (JrojV)

27 We are one Republican Congressional baseball practice away from Nancy being Speaker again.

Thanks for nothing, Ronna.

Posted by: torabora at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (OUiUM)

28 Yes things turned out okay. But Gaetz plainly had no plan beyond knocking off McCarthy. Thank goodness we got a decent Speaker (I think). But again, this feels like luck.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (KRtlO)

29 But she makes a point: the Republicans who just voted to oust Santos should have done some simple arithmetic before doing so.
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But that point is probably ridiculed at the DC parties to which she doesn't want to go, and is therefore dis-invited.

The representation of DC is the thing, not the balance of Pubs to Dems.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (krQz2)

30 A Parliament of Fredos.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (9UlRk)

31 Shorter Ace: McCarthy quits Congress. It's Trump's fault.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (dGCAG)

32 Does it suck? A little. But McCarthy made promises and, as usual, made sure he had an excuse not to deliver. We weren't getting anything of significance done while he was Speaker, so I'm glad he's out. Even if we have to punch ourselves in the balls to hold our failures accountable, it beats the normal status quo of letting THEM kick us in the balls, from behind, with no ramifications.

This is entirely the fault of the GOP leadership, not the small group of Reps holding them accountable to the will of the base.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at December 06, 2023 02:39 PM (JCZqz)

33 See y'all next thread. Not going to participate in this.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at December 06, 2023 02:39 PM (BdMk6)

34
On the bright side, if you're a GOP congresscritter your bribe value has increased.

Posted by: Auspex at December 06, 2023 02:39 PM (j4U/Z)

35 The GOP is a suicide cult.
Posted by: Elric Blade at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (iFTx/)
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You misspelled facade.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 02:39 PM (krQz2)

36 Coups are such fun.

Everyday is a fresh, new hell.

Posted by: Mandela Sign Language Guy at December 06, 2023 02:39 PM (R4t5M)

37
But he may lose some of that tolerance when he's back in the media more often.

Every freakin' day when I check email at least one of the Yahoo stories is Trump. Drudge? Trump, Trump, Trump. Off the Press? Trump, Trump.

He is the story in the media every day. And no, I'm not tired of it nor think it cause to support the vertically challenged Governor of the Sunshine State. His time will come, he just has to grow UP a little.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 06, 2023 02:39 PM (enJYY)

38 15 I mean, if we lose the majority, the impeachment inquiry ends.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:36 PM (KRtlO)

If we still had McCarthy in charge, it never would have started.

So, we're still WILDLY better off.

That, and Kevin isn't deciding who to back with national R House money in 2024...an actual R is...

Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 02:39 PM (exHjb)

39 UGGG read the content.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at December 06, 2023 02:39 PM (JMAcK)

40 See y'all next thread. Not going to participate in this.
Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons


Don't go. The talk will turn to boobs eventually, promise.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (JrojV)

41 That feels an awful lot like drawing to an inside straight.

I can't shake the idea that Gaetz knew what the Dems would do, so was working a bit of a rigged game, but that's okay. For once, it worked out for us. McCarthy's departure is much more important than the loss of a seat, assuming we do ultimately lose the seat. It's the first time in forever that the base felt like someone listened, and the GOPe paid a price for its mendacity.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (I/Qkd)

42 Johnson > McCarthy if he had done nothing but release the videos.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (aD39U)

43 The Democrats could very well win the special election to fill the George Santos seat. The district is about even.

Posted by: Mark1971 at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (xPl2J)

44 Yes things turned out okay. But Gaetz plainly had no plan beyond knocking off McCarthy. Thank goodness we got a decent Speaker (I think). But again, this feels like luck.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (KRtlO)
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He acted, and the Lord provided.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (krQz2)

45 Trump is only exhausting, much like the Kardashians are only exhausting, if you lack the mental and emotional maturity to just say "Eh" and move on. One of the benefits of the Trump era is making it plain how many people, on all sides, get WAAAAAAAAAYYYYY too personally invested in stuff that really doesn't matter.

Posted by: MBunge at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (2tWdQ)

46 There's a 90 percent chance Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis will end up on the same ticket when Trump goes to jail I tells ya!!!

Posted by: JROD at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (IlL6s)

47 Stop. Don't. Come back.

Posted by: Willy Wonka at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (mQ8ar)

48 Well, Ace, you nailed it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:32 PM (kBSKe)
*******
Yep.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (NpAcC)

49 28 Yes things turned out okay. But Gaetz plainly had no plan beyond knocking off McCarthy. Thank goodness we got a decent Speaker (I think). But again, this feels like luck.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (KRtlO)

Or divine providence working through imperfect people.

Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (exHjb)

50 If the only way to take the Grift away from the GOPe is to let the commies have everything they want, then bring on the Gulags, baby.

Posted by: XTC at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (sm6Pk)

51 >>>Yeah, Gaetz did us a HUGE favor. If we're gonna throw the House in 2024 like we did in elections past, at least this time, the seats being thrown are the Uniparty ones, and not the real Repub ones...it's better to have the person in charge actually NOT be Uniparty...and that's finally who we have in Johnson.

Come on, that was blind luck. That was like firing a gun into a packed church and having the bullet miss everyone and fly out the window.

it's not just this. I'm just tired of the whole Congressman/Influencer hybrid schtick. As with the Kardashians, individual user experience may vary depending on how much one likes the influencer.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (KRtlO)

52 Oh come on, this was all done according to plan. It was highly likely that McCarthy was gonna leave his dick-sucking job to go suck actual dick as a lobbyist or some shit. They threw out Santos knowing full well that McCarthy was also going to leave, and knowing full well what that meant for control of the House.

The GOP is a suicide cult.
Posted by: Elric Blade at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (iFTx/)
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Not exactly. They don't want to die (they will, but not by choice), they just want to be out of power. They love the benefits of being in second place. A big chunk of graft, they get to go on TV, they get to con the rubes and there are no actual responsibilities. Sweet gig.

It's worse to be in power. It's way, way, way, *way* worse to be in power with expectations of performance.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (kBSKe)

53 Gaetz makes my skin crawl and he's way too cozy with left-wing women.

That aside, understand that the subtext behind everything he is currently doing is that he wants to be Florida governor after DeSantis.

Do better than Gaetz, Florida.

Posted by: can of spam at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (7oNMO)

54 Gaetz held McCarthy to his promises in exchange for being elected Speaker but Gaetz is the one being bashed by a number of conservatives. This is why we don’t win. Damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

Posted by: Drive by at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (MNhXM)

55 Repubs in Congress are like those barking dogs with the fence in between them.

https://youtube.com/shorts/Kn-mSHceYYQ

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (ynpvh)

56 Gotta decide if you want to purge the RINOs or not Ace. It's all fun as talk, but when it actually starts to happen, it's all Ed Morrisey tier handwringing.

Posted by: Jason at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (yS8bt)

57 Paul Ryan landed on the board of some media media firm. Netflix or Fox, one or the other, IIRC.

I can't imagine the Irish Traveller will command that kind of pull. Maybe he'll wind up at some flea-bitten ConInc think tank where he can pimp bad ideas for his boyfriend or some shit.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 06, 2023 02:41 PM (0FoWg)

58 The GOP is a dead party walking. There will be more consequences, some unpalatable to the base that will have to be considered if we're to retake / remake the Republican party into a real, political force.

It's not going to go quietly, nor will it go away quickly.

But it must go.

I doubt McCarthy sees what's happening.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 06, 2023 02:41 PM (Q4IgG)

59 McCain
McConnell
McCarthy

Spit.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 02:41 PM (tJsiW)

60 Here's my problem: "This will leave us with only a 1 member majority for a period."

Us? What us? There is no us.

These people are pissing and spitting on each other, and not a single damn one of them (well, except MTG) gives a shit about "us." Whoever "us" is.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 06, 2023 02:41 PM (dGCAG)

61 That one member majority will let them keep the committee chairs, but they will likely lose lotsa votes.

The fucking dems are a brick of a block, but no, no, no. Not the Rs.

The Stupid Party.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at December 06, 2023 02:41 PM (j/KaK)

62 22 But she makes a point: the Republicans who just voted to oust Santos should have done some simple arithmetic before doing so.
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Top. Men.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2023 02:37 PM (MZImN)

What they should have done was make the Vote to get rid of Santos ALSO cover others who lied even worse than he did... most of them Dems.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 06, 2023 02:42 PM (xaFKb)

63 42 Johnson > McCarthy if he had done nothing but release the videos.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (aD39U)

And he did release them. So, we have more wins than we ever had with Kevin.

Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 02:42 PM (exHjb)

64 Yes things turned out okay. But Gaetz plainly had no plan beyond knocking off McCarthy. Thank goodness we got a decent Speaker (I think). But again, this feels like luck.

Possibly, but when you've been stepped on as long as the base has, you're willing to go for a Hail Mary. What do you really have to lose

Posted by: Archimedes at December 06, 2023 02:42 PM (I/Qkd)

65 This is why I just don't cover Trump unless absolutely required to; he's just exhausted me. I cannot put up with the drama and bluster and constant demands on my attention.

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Are you telling me you can't even?

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at December 06, 2023 02:42 PM (++4z6)

66 Oh noes. Gaetz said Mcpussy. ( okay he didn’t but hopefully you got the snark)

Posted by: Drive by at December 06, 2023 02:42 PM (MNhXM)

67 >>>He is the story in the media every day. And no, I'm not tired of it nor think it cause to support the vertically challenged Governor of the Sunshine State. His time will come, he just has to grow UP a little.

oh shut the fuck up, Trump is an obese 77 year old with bitchtits, i'm so tired of your fucking childish knocks on a fucking veteran for not being a real man like the orange rich bitch baby-man.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:42 PM (KRtlO)

68 40 Don't go. The talk will turn to boobs eventually, promise.


We need a Mannix girl, stat!

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at December 06, 2023 02:42 PM (lqvOK)

69 Gaetz makes my skin crawl and he's way too cozy with left-wing women.

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Pussy’s pussy, lol,

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 02:42 PM (tJsiW)

70 52 Oh come on, this was all done according to plan. It was highly likely that McCarthy was gonna leave his dick-sucking job to go suck actual dick as a lobbyist or some shit. They threw out Santos knowing full well that McCarthy was also going to leave, and knowing full well what that meant for control of the House.

The GOP is a suicide cult.
Posted by: Elric Blade at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (iFTx/)
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Not exactly. They don't want to die (they will, but not by choice), they just want to be out of power. They love the benefits of being in second place. A big chunk of graft, they get to go on TV, they get to con the rubes and there are no actual responsibilities. Sweet gig.

It's worse to be in power. It's way, way, way, *way* worse to be in power with expectations of performance.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (kBSKe)
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I agree and that's what I meant: they're suiciding their own chances at power.

Posted by: Elric Blade at December 06, 2023 02:42 PM (iFTx/)

71 I think a lot of people have similarly reached the limits of their Trump endurance.

I think Trump is benefiting from being relatively low-profile, compared to his previous media omnipresence. Getting banned from most social media and propaganda legacy media has inadvertently helped him. But he may lose some of that tolerance when he's back in the media more often.

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Low profile? Isn't he like the the #1 topic in politics?

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at December 06, 2023 02:43 PM (++4z6)

72 Don't let attention whore Nancy Mace off the hook for this fiasco.

Posted by: Mark1971 at December 06, 2023 02:43 PM (xPl2J)

73 When did this refusing to serve a complete term business start? It's definitely not what people voted for. Of course, I can't think of any way to stop it, since the voters can't punish the quitters (and the party can't either if they're going back to "private life").

Posted by: pookysgirl thinks politics needs less drama at December 06, 2023 02:43 PM (dtlDP)

74 But she makes a point: the Republicans who just voted to oust Santos should have done some simple arithmetic before doing so.
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You think that big of a faction of Pubs switched because they didn't do a little math?

There were probably Pubs walking away relieved that the ouster didn't require their vote, and they can still pose.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 02:43 PM (krQz2)

75 51 >>>Yeah, Gaetz did us a HUGE favor. If we're gonna throw the House in 2024 like we did in elections past, at least this time, the seats being thrown are the Uniparty ones, and not the real Repub ones...it's better to have the person in charge actually NOT be Uniparty...and that's finally who we have in Johnson.

Come on, that was blind luck. That was like firing a gun into a packed church and having the bullet miss everyone and fly out the window.

it's not just this. I'm just tired of the whole Congressman/Influencer hybrid schtick. As with the Kardashians, individual user experience may vary depending on how much one likes the influencer.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (KRtlO)

It's no blind luck...it's no surprise when Gaetz called the Kevin backstabbing out, either, on those votes after votes. Right when the only one left was an actual R...timing, as they say, is everything.

Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 02:43 PM (exHjb)

76 Frank Luntz-McCarthy hardest hit ...

Posted by: ShainS -- CISA Cognitive Security Agent at December 06, 2023 02:43 PM (XL13p)

77 Yes things turned out okay. But Gaetz plainly had no plan beyond knocking off McCarthy. Thank goodness we got a decent Speaker (I think). But again, this feels like luck.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (KRtlO)
******
Exactly!

Posted by: redridinghood at December 06, 2023 02:44 PM (NpAcC)

78 And as I posted previously, McCarthy is being followed out the door by his Piss Boy, McHenry.

Posted by: Drive by at December 06, 2023 02:44 PM (MNhXM)

79 69 Gaetz makes my skin crawl and he's way too cozy with left-wing women.

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Pussy’s pussy, lol,
Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 02:42 PM (tJsiW)
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Maybe to a horny teenager, but some of us have developed real standards!

Posted by: Elric Blade at December 06, 2023 02:44 PM (iFTx/)

80 I mean, if we lose the majority, the impeachment inquiry ends.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:36 PM (KRtlO)
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And?

I'm not being contrary for it's own sake. What's the point of an impeachment inquiry? From my read, the *only* thing such an inquiry could do is force some of the things that the press ignores into the coverage cycle for a brief period, at least partly offset by the surge of "OMG OUR DEMOCRACY" anti-Republican fear reporting. The House almost certainly will not impeach him and the Senate absolutely will not convict him even if the House ends up going the other way.

What is the point? The House has real power it *could* use, but it chooses not to do so. That choice is the reason why McCarthy got fired in the first place. How does a meaningless impeachment process move the ball? What is lost by losing the opportunity?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:44 PM (kBSKe)

81 It's worse to be in power. It's way, way, way, *way* worse to be in power with expectations of performance.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (kBSKe)

I've been in the Private sector... they expect results!

Posted by: Dr. Stantz at December 06, 2023 02:44 PM (xaFKb)

82 Gaetz makes my skin crawl and he's way too cozy with left-wing women.

That aside, understand that the subtext behind everything he is currently doing is that he wants to be Florida governor after DeSantis.


So? I don't care if he worships Moloch in his basement as long as he's effective in getting things done, in this case defenestrating another in a long line of quislings.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 06, 2023 02:44 PM (I/Qkd)

83 I know trunp is in the news every day with the trials. But I’ve paid zero attention to any of it. I kinda don’t care and know it’s all bullshit 3rd world
Banana republic shit anyway.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 02:45 PM (tJsiW)

84 okay let me put it like this, maybe this is it:

1n 2015-2016, politics became mostly about trolling and ownin' your enemies online.

Okay... some of us are tired of this. It's childish, it's not funny any longer, and it's not effective. It's not 2016 any longer and no style of humor remains in vogue for more than a couple of years.

I'm just tired of Troll Culture, and I'm even more tired of people who are supposed to be leaders being trolls.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:45 PM (KRtlO)

85 When it's down to one, how long before a RINOs is bribed into switching? Uniparty forever!
Posted by: Pascal at December 06, 2023 02:36 PM

Why switch when you can get media praise for your 'bipartisanship'?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 06, 2023 02:45 PM (L5/s2)

86 Maybe McCarthy can get the old "Wings" Musical Group back together.....

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at December 06, 2023 02:45 PM (BKOUD)

87 Thank goodness we got a decent Speaker (I think). But again, this feels like luck.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (KRtlO)

According to MTG, his first act as Speaker was to kick the continuing resolution can down the road.

And now he's promising aid to Ukraine, as long as he can get border security.

How about you secure the damn border, and say F you to Ukraine.

But Johnson prays a lot. So yay.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 06, 2023 02:45 PM (dGCAG)

88 Have y'all seen the titties on that Boebert chick?

More like BOOBert, amirite?!

Posted by: Jack Package at December 06, 2023 02:45 PM (8LP6B)

89 If you're tired of the congressfluencer shtick, you better find a new political system.

It's the only thing any of them have.

They aren't legislators. They're influencers. I usually describe Congress as a PR firm, but it's the same thing at the end of the day.

They don't make the shitty, expensive vodka. They just show up at your dingy watering hole and try to convince you're cool if you drink it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 06, 2023 02:46 PM (0FoWg)

90 56 Gotta decide if you want to purge the RINOs or not Ace. It's all fun as talk, but when it actually starts to happen, it's all Ed Morrisey tier handwringing.
Posted by: Jason at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (yS8bt)

Exactly - we purged 2 RINO Uniparty folks in the last 24 hours b/c Dems and the Uniparty realized real Rs are getting back in 2024, so to take the majority, they have to knife (or bribe) their fellow Uniparty people out of their R seats...it's a 1st for us that it's going this way...

The Santos vote showed us how many Ds in R clothing we have...and it's currently a majority. We're starting to change that...

Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 02:46 PM (exHjb)

91 The DC party has to create Drama for the little people. So "no one knew" that McCain was going to scuttle the attempt to sunset 0-care until he voted, is the story.

But I'd bet these days, that the drama was just show, and the DC party rested sure that they would have just the votes they needed to save DC-owns-your-health.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 02:46 PM (krQz2)

92 Leaving one month in advance of the end of the congressional year strikes me as pettiness and self-importance. The very act is basically spitting in the face of your constituents.

Maybe this has something to do with it:

DOJ probing DC prostitution ring allegedly used by elected officials
https://tinyurl.com/2fh9e22z

Posted by: Orson at December 06, 2023 02:46 PM (dIske)

93 Maybe I should send McCarthy a fire alarm pull station too.

Posted by: torabora at December 06, 2023 02:46 PM (OUiUM)

94 They did the arithmetic. This is being done to shut down impeachment.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at December 06, 2023 02:46 PM (CAFNH)

95 I'm just tired of Troll Culture, and I'm even more tired of people who are supposed to be leaders being trolls.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:45 PM (KRtlO)

If i can't say preposterously mean shit about Liz Cheney anymore, then why bother even existing, man?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 06, 2023 02:47 PM (9UlRk)

96 There are certain people who, like the Kardashians, are always making demands on our attention, and frequently have very little to contribute.

That would be every GOP congressman who gets in front of a microphone or has a Twitter account at this point. What do they ever do really? What's the results these punks have delivered that is supposed to make me care about their majority?

Posted by: Cause I don't care at present at December 06, 2023 02:47 PM (ttzpt)

97 If the Republicans had any accomplishments to run on, personalities would be irrelevant.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice - Personality Commentator at December 06, 2023 02:47 PM (eDkzx)

98 like I said, it's not just the McCarthy thing, which did turn out okay after some tense and worrying times.

i just the trolling. I'm sick of it.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:47 PM (KRtlO)

99 You've not seen Kim's bazooms, then, I take it.

I've seen her with a dick in her mouth. Stay classy, Kardashians.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2023 02:47 PM (CnLzB)

100
How about you secure the damn border, and say F you to Ukraine.



Border security that won’t be enforced by Biden. All the laws mean hack shit if the executive doesn’t enforce them.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (tJsiW)

101 If i can't say preposterously mean shit about Liz Cheney anymore, then why bother even existing, man?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 06, 2023 02:47 PM (9UlRk)



Touche.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (aD39U)

102 >>>If i can't say preposterously mean shit about Liz Cheney anymore, then why bother even existing, man?

well she's a troll

there's a difference between talking shit about a troll and a congressman acting the fool on twitter.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (KRtlO)

103 January 6 video Ace.

I might agree with you if there weren’t innocent people being prosecuted. McCarthy is responsible for them as any member of Bidens so called DOJ.

So, if Gaetz is an asterisk then so am I.

After all, McCarthy is the swine who is leaving

Maybe he needs some of this blame.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (V8yYW)

104 They don't make the shitty, expensive vodka. They just show up at your dingy watering hole and try to convince you're cool if you drink it.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


They can have my Valu-Rite when they pry it out of my cold, dead hands.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (JrojV)

105
Ace, Trump's bitch-tits are a turn-on for the all-important '24 transgender vote.

Posted by: Auspex at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (j4U/Z)

106 At least we got rid of the foul wretch Santos who was sullying the hallowed halls of Congress!

Posted by: Fat Jonah of Krypton at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (PwP1X)

107 Oh god, now you've done it, Ace.

According to a lot of people here, if every member of the GOP isn't a rock-ribbed ultraconservative, they deserve for Matt Fucking Gaetz to roll some frag grenades into their office, regardless of what it does to the overall ability of the GOP to stay in the majority.

If we could just figuratively shank everyone who we don't like and who isn't enough of a fiscal hawk or this or that, eventually we'll definitely end up with a congress full of Jim Jordans, right guys?

Posted by: ballistic at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (oqH4h)

108 An ass move by an asshole.

Goo job McCarthy

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (++4z6)

109 What is the point? The House has real power it *could* use, but it chooses not to do so. That choice is the reason why McCarthy got fired in the first place. How does a meaningless impeachment process move the ball? What is lost by losing the opportunity?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:44 PM (kBSKe)

At this point I think I'd be ok with Alzheimer Joe being reelected.

Maybe then we can get this thing over with. Let the Chinese run the country, they can't do worse than what we have now.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 06, 2023 02:49 PM (dGCAG)

110 I be grandulated from Harvrd Scrool of Technolorgy . I be has a degrees in Nukler Fishics and a PHD in Astrology so thats some dey I be cans works for NASA or US Sprace Forse somedey.

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at December 06, 2023 02:49 PM (BKOUD)

111 The GOP just booted a guy but Gaetz. Sprinkle with Trump dust.

Posted by: DOYLE at December 06, 2023 02:49 PM (Z8Yh2)

112 105 Ace, Trump's bitch-tits are a turn-on for the all-important '24 transgender vote.
Posted by: Auspex at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (j4U/Z)

He's got the best bitch-tits. So good, you'll get tired of how good they are. Grand. Luxurious. YUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE.

Posted by: XTC at December 06, 2023 02:49 PM (sm6Pk)

113 We can do an impromptu poll:

How many Gen-Z read AoS?
How many Gen-Z are in the comments?
Let yourself known.

Because I dont think too many youngins read blogs anymore.

As the late Breitbart coined, Politics is downwind from Culture. Maybe more right leaning Social Media Influencers could help us like blogs did in 2000-2020 (and still do, but I just dont think genz have the attention span for em).


Posted by: mossomo at December 06, 2023 02:49 PM (FVGLF)

114 I can't stand Matt Gaetz. He just gives off really icky vibes like I need to take a shower. He's a more presentable version of Hunter Biden.

I agree he just got lucky with his temper tantrum and we got Johnson. I think Johnson is better than McCarthy. So at the end of the day, it looks like we won that one. I'll take it.

But -- and this is a very big but, like even bigger than butts on a Mannix callipygian -- we haven't seen how it will all play out, including now that Santos and McCarthy are gone. This could come back to bite us in the ass.

Posted by: Elric Blade at December 06, 2023 02:49 PM (iFTx/)

115 so what will magic gaetz do now that we are down to +1 ?

Posted by: runner at December 06, 2023 02:49 PM (V13WU)

116 "I'm just tired of Troll Culture, and I'm even more tired of people who are supposed to be leaders being trolls."


Uh...DeSantis is pretty "troll-y" and you just luv him.

Isn't it more that you're heartbroken that Trump curb-stomped your man crush?

Posted by: MBunge at December 06, 2023 02:50 PM (2tWdQ)

117 According to a lot of people here, if every member of the GOP isn't a rock-ribbed ultraconservative, they deserve for Matt Fucking Gaetz to roll some frag grenades into their office, regardless of what it does to the overall ability of the GOP to stay in the majority.

If we could just figuratively shank everyone who we don't like and who isn't enough of a fiscal hawk or this or that, eventually we'll definitely end up with a congress full of Jim Jordans, right guys?
Posted by: ballistic at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (oqH4h)

———

Unfortunately the GOPe made those rules decades ago. You either play by them or lose.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at December 06, 2023 02:50 PM (++4z6)

118
Ha. Nerve condition: struck.

I want a business person back in the White House. Some solid experience in the office. Some solid foreign policy experience. Sunshine State Governor could gain a lot of that in two to four years as veep - which he could have easily been if he didn't listen to really bad advice. For now I have suspicions toward those who would jump off a cliff with that lack of experience.

I see why others avoid these threads.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 06, 2023 02:50 PM (enJYY)

119 Pussy’s pussy, lol,
Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 02:42 PM (tJsiW)

Concur. More power to Gaetz if he gets to bang some hot left wing loons.

What else are they good for...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 06, 2023 02:50 PM (mQ8ar)

120 Posted by: ballistic at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (oqH4h

I couldn't care less who overturns the GOP apple cart.

Gaetz is a weirdo. Whatever. He caused a problem for my enemy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 06, 2023 02:50 PM (0FoWg)

121 Because the ONLY thing stopping the Republicans from actually governing is a greater than 1 or 2 person majority in the House. Or the Senate either one.


Sorry I stopped believing that about the time McCain gave us a thumbs down.

It doesn't matter how many of them there are when all but 5 or 6 actively hate us.

Posted by: Just Lily at December 06, 2023 02:50 PM (tAZwP)

122 Really what difference does it matter when any dem running for president in 2024 will get two billion votes? Doesn't matter what trump does or says. When will the lightbulb moment come?

Posted by: nckate at December 06, 2023 02:50 PM (SnxUt)

123 >Though McCarthy's next steps are uncertain, he has promised to stay involved in Republican politics.
---

He was involved. Now he's quitting. He sounds insincere. Not a serious person.

Posted by: Don Black at December 06, 2023 02:50 PM (geLO8)

124 Ace,
How do you know Gaetz's intentions? We know McCarthy's...to leave...and to leave the GOP with a 1-seat advantage. That sounds way more petty and destructive than anything Gaetz ever did.

Posted by: Lex at December 06, 2023 02:51 PM (fMN7A)

125 ...a congress full of Jim Jordans, right guys?
Posted by: ballistic at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (oqH4h)

Sure. Let's do that.

Or give it back to the Democrats, at least they're honest about it.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 06, 2023 02:51 PM (dGCAG)

126 I can assure you Republican voters didn't give us the majority to crash the ship.

Hopefully no one dies.


Good Lord, the melodrama.

Posted by: spindrift at December 06, 2023 02:51 PM (2qPXN)

127 Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:45 PM (KRtlO)

I think the problem is classifying people as trolls who are only vehemently disagreeing with someone else’s opinion . And by disagreeing I mean offering up facts that contradict opinions.

Posted by: Drive by at December 06, 2023 02:51 PM (MNhXM)

128 I don't really get why McCarthy leaving is Gaetz' fault. McCarthy has agency. It's his decision to cry and go home. Seems like if he cared about the country or the conservative cause as much as he claims, he'd ride it out till next fall.

Posted by: Milquetoast Mortgage-Paying Neighbor in Flyover Country at December 06, 2023 02:51 PM (5C4od)

129 +1 is nothing. one bribe, one blackmail and done

Posted by: runner at December 06, 2023 02:51 PM (V13WU)

130 And now he's promising aid to Ukraine, as long as he can get border security.

How about you secure the damn border, and say F you to Ukraine.

But Johnson prays a lot. So yay.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 06, 2023 02:45 PM (dGCAG)

No, he's said no aid to Ukraine without border security b/c border security will be the hill the House Rs will die on. We finally have a CONSERVATIVE issue being the hill. That's so much progress.

I can live with either getting border security for Ukraine (which should have happened at the start of funding) or ending all funding - so Johnson has put us in a win/win...for the 1st time ever. It may not be a big win, but 3 vote margin - you do what you can do...

Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 02:51 PM (exHjb)

131 What's the point of an impeachment inquiry? From my read, the *only* thing such an inquiry could do is force some of the things that the press ignores into the coverage cycle for a brief period, at least partly offset by the surge of "OMG OUR DEMOCRACY" anti-Republican fear reporting.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:44 PM (kBSKe)
---
And that's just so that the Demedia can spend ~ week denouncing it as trivial and a display of Republican vindictiveness. And why we can't let the DC-facade party in power over the DC-core party.

Which is a better disenfranchisement of the conservatives in flyover land, and conserves the indulgence with the facade party/Fail Theater Players having to flex all the time and Whoops! somehow drop the ball.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 02:51 PM (krQz2)

132 McCarthy is a petty cuck. But we already knew that. And it has nothing to do with Trump.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 02:51 PM (tJsiW)

133 we haven't seen how it will all play out, including now that Santos and McCarthy are gone. This could come back to bite us in the ass.
Posted by: Elric Blade at December 06, 2023 02:49 PM (iFTx/)
++++
And Santos and McCarthy are GOPe removals, not Gaetz. This -2 move is entirely on the GOPe. It's what they want. If they could get 1-2 more, they'd be thrilled.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:51 PM (kBSKe)

134 >>>Uh...DeSantis is pretty "troll-y" and you just luv him.

he actually does shit, he doesn't just post shit on twitter.

there is a difference, you know that, don't you?

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:51 PM (KRtlO)

135 Maybe then we can get this thing over with. Let the Chinese run the country, they can't do worse than what we have now.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 06, 2023 02:49 PM (dGCAG)

They'd immediately try to peg the dollar to the dollar and Janet Yellen's tits would explode.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 06, 2023 02:51 PM (9UlRk)

136 I'll bet whoever is hiring him dictated the timing.

No reason to do this UNLESS he was forced to start the job on Jan 1...

Which means, THEY are hoping to kill impeachment. We need to figure out who he is going to work for.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 06, 2023 02:52 PM (xaFKb)

137 It is of course quite possible Gaetz is a retard and McCarthy is an asshole.

Just saying.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 02:52 PM (X0I7i)

138 The constant bitching here about the uniparty and than Gaetz goes against the uniparty and you bitch about his tone. I don't get it. What exactly do you want? He defeated the asshole McCarthy, let him gloat a bit. I'm at the point that I just don't care about decorum. The dems are raping and pillaging the US on a daily basis, we have a walking vegetable for a president and I'm supposed to worry about decorum. Decorum went out the window when the dems weaponized all of the fed agencies and perfected the vote cheating.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at December 06, 2023 02:52 PM (2NHgQ)

139 And by disagreeing I mean offering up facts that contradict opinions.


==


Vertically challenged ? that is fact ? that is just trolling

Posted by: runner at December 06, 2023 02:52 PM (V13WU)

140 Yes things turned out okay. But Gaetz plainly had no plan beyond knocking off McCarthy. Thank goodness we got a decent Speaker (I think). But again, this feels like luck.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:38 PM (KRtlO)

———

Maybe you can tell us what was McCarthy’s plan, or maybe McConnell’s.

Since plans are so important.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at December 06, 2023 02:52 PM (++4z6)

141 oh shut the fuck up, Trump is an obese 77 year old with bitchtits...
ace
Don't go. The talk will turn to boobs eventually, promise.


Prescient

Posted by: MkY at December 06, 2023 02:52 PM (ttNwz)

142 @107 ballistic-Yes line every fucking one of them against a wall or put them into a plane and fly it into the fucking ground.

Trump fatigue? Are you fucking kidding me? Sack the fuck up. You want fucking fatigue try having GOP ESTABLISHMENT FATIGUE. Been around since the sixties.

Mewling Quim.

Posted by: JROD at December 06, 2023 02:53 PM (IlL6s)

143 Begging these unfit-for-private-sector work members of the permanent public bureaucracy to do anything even vaguely helpful to anyone other than themselves is what's exhausting.

Posted by: AMartel at December 06, 2023 02:53 PM (iiVr7)

144 so what will magic gaetz do now that we are down to +1 ?
Posted by: runner at December 06, 2023 02:49 PM (V13WU)



Your man McCarthy fucks us and it's Gaetz fault?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 02:53 PM (aD39U)

145 How many Gen-Z are in the comments?
Let yourself known.

Because I dont think too many youngins read blogs anymore.


Posted by: mossomo at December 06, 2023 02:49 PM (FVGLF)


Tail-end Boomer here. Y'all may absent yerselves from my lawn.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2023 02:53 PM (CnLzB)

146 >>>McCarthy is a petty cuck

he definitely is. I'm not all about Kevin McCarthy, and I was pretty jazzed when Gaetz first brought McCarthy up for a no confidence vote. I got a little queasy later when I realized he had no plan for what would happen next.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:53 PM (KRtlO)

147 Really good news - the Redskins have a bye week. Watch for them to come out playing great football.

Posted by: Pudinhead at December 06, 2023 02:53 PM (LVNnd)

148 It appears that the Deep State & MDM-MSM Trump Fatigue Syndrome and Soft Coup PsyOps -- but mostly Soft Coup -- have been successful to some extent.

Posted by: ShainS -- CISA Cognitive Security Agent at December 06, 2023 02:54 PM (XL13p)

149 So I see that we're still partly in Ace World today, where Kevin McCarthy's selfish move is turned into a rant against Matt Gaetz. It's similar to your snark from yesterday about how Nikki Haley getting campaign funds from a liberal donor was somehow Trump's negative.
I think you need to get to the bottom of that bottle and take a long nap afterwards, Ace. Your perceptions are not reality. Not even close.

Posted by: Tracy at December 06, 2023 02:54 PM (IPU2B)

150 Border security that won’t be enforced by Biden. All the laws mean hack shit if the executive doesn’t enforce them.
Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (tJsiW)

So in other words, when Johnson ties border security to Ukraine aid, he's really just promising Ukraine aid.

Hip hip hooray for the new boss.

Same as the old boss.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 06, 2023 02:54 PM (dGCAG)

151 Nice things. We just can't have them.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 06, 2023 02:54 PM (R4t5M)

152 Your man McCarthy fucks us and it's Gaetz fault?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 02:53 PM (aD39U)

my as much as yours

Posted by: runner at December 06, 2023 02:55 PM (V13WU)

153 Dear Heavenly Father I pray to you today that instead of a lift in his fucking boots could you please give that vanilla Howdy Doody from Florida a lift in the polls?

Posted by: JROD at December 06, 2023 02:55 PM (IlL6s)

154 If we could just figuratively shank everyone who we don't like and who isn't enough of a fiscal hawk or this or that, eventually we'll definitely end up with a congress full of Jim Jordans, right guys?
Posted by: ballistic at December 06, 2023 02:48 PM (oqH4h)

McCarthy specifically broke his promise he made in order to get elected Speaker. It has nothing about being conservative enough.

Posted by: Drive by at December 06, 2023 02:55 PM (MNhXM)

155 Did everyone forget about 2018?

When Trump arguably had enough momentum to perhaps even widen the Republican hold on the houses, but we were hit with a spate of "retirements"?

I sure the fuck didn't.

I stopped believing it was a coincidence that Pubs always knew the way to scuttle "Republican" chances given time enough.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 02:55 PM (krQz2)

156 >>>The constant bitching here about the uniparty and than Gaetz goes against the uniparty and you bitch about his tone. I don't get it. What exactly do you want?

I like the anti-uniparty stuff. If it is anti-uniparty stuff. If it's just attention-seeking and peacocking, am I supposed to cheer?

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:55 PM (KRtlO)

157 I'm not exhausted by attention whores:

I'm exhausted by lying whore Republicans who have promised endless actions and delivered endless failures.

I'm even more exhausted by those same Republicans now promising if we conservatives would just get rid of the tiresome Trump they would be able to get to work on conservative priorities.

You know, if you deliver on conservative priorities, Trump would become irrelevant.
8 years now your Big Brains have had to persuade conservatives to your alternative to Trump.
And 8 years all it's been has been whiny little girl voice variations of "but he said pussy!"

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice - Personality Commentator at December 06, 2023 02:55 PM (eDkzx)

158 he actually does shit, he doesn't just post shit on twitter.

there is a difference, you know that, don't you?


Trump did that too, though.

But, Ace, I do agree with you about those who only troll. Talk is cheap. Enough already.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 02:55 PM (JrojV)

159 I agree he just got lucky with his temper tantrum and we got Johnson. I think Johnson is better than McCarthy. So at the end of the day, it looks like we won that one. I'll take it.

Posted by: Elric Blade at December 06, 2023 02:49 PM (iFTx/)
_____________________

And yet, one of the primary reasons Johnson got kudos was because he started releasing the Jan 6 tapes. The focus (IMO) would be to tear through them and identify FBI agents and informants instigating most of the activities and actions. BUT, what does Johnson do? He requires faces to be blurred before release to public. And, all they needed was one single FBI agent identified and Christopher Wray's adamant denial of involvement to Rep. Clay Higgins under oath is fair game for contempt charges.

Different day, same assholes.

Posted by: Orson at December 06, 2023 02:55 PM (dIske)

160 Really good news - the Redskins have a bye week. Watch for them to come out playing great football.
Posted by: Pudinhead

Steelers-Pats tomorrow night. It will be like the Special Olympics in pads.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 06, 2023 02:56 PM (R4t5M)

161 I can assure you Republican voters didn't give us the majority to crash the ship.
++++
Maybe y'all should have done what you promised.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:33 PM (kBSKe)
***

And this right here pretty much sums up the whole issue.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 06, 2023 02:56 PM (uSHSS)

162 my as much as yours
Posted by: runner at December 06, 2023 02:55 PM (V13WU)



I was thrilled with Gaetz challenge.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 02:56 PM (aD39U)

163 Is this considered a flounce?

And, whose dick is McCarthy going to suck for money? Because he's already got a gig. You know he's going to the bank and cashing some big ass checks.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 06, 2023 02:56 PM (C/x7Y)

164 "he actually does shit, he doesn't just post shit on twitter."

And Trump did a bunch of shit facing far greater opposition when he was in office. Again, it sure seems like you are just butthurt over Trump pantsing DeSantis.

Posted by: MBunge at December 06, 2023 02:56 PM (2tWdQ)

165 I like the anti-uniparty stuff. If it is anti-uniparty stuff. If it's just attention-seeking and peacocking, am I supposed to cheer?
Posted by: ace

What if it's both?

Posted by: Moron Analyst at December 06, 2023 02:56 PM (JCZqz)

166 >>>153 Dear Heavenly Father I pray to you today that instead of a lift in his fucking boots could you please give that vanilla Howdy Doody from Florida a lift in the polls?

Posted by: JROD a

Trump will lose because 15% of Republicans refused to vote for him, and because the Democrat party votes almost 100% against him. Save your prayers for Trump.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:56 PM (KRtlO)

167 Stamps foot
Takes millions
Goes home
Posted by: Diogenes


Boy, you really did clean up at the golf course, didn't you?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 02:37 PM (JrojV)
***

Heh.
Won enough to cover what I lost.
And with the extra to buy a beer.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 06, 2023 02:56 PM (uSHSS)

168 In before the Trump Wars!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 02:57 PM (aD39U)

169 Grand Old Pussies. Losing seats even when there isn't an election.

Posted by: Anti-Faucist at December 06, 2023 02:57 PM (qUkBO)

170 O.K. My 3:00 meeting had to cancel, so here I am. Nice little thread./s I do dislike it when conservatives start insulting each other over which candidates they're supporting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2023 02:57 PM (RSbhh)

171 we lucked out with Johnson; that was a gift from above

Posted by: runner at December 06, 2023 02:57 PM (V13WU)

172 I like the anti-uniparty stuff. If it is anti-uniparty stuff. If it's just attention-seeking and peacocking, am I supposed to cheer?
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:55 PM (KRtlO)

This is why I want to kick Cruz in the balls.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 06, 2023 02:57 PM (pohLc)

173 Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 02:57 PM (aD39U

Good luck with that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2023 02:57 PM (RSbhh)

174 Is McCarthy the New Castradi?

Posted by: torabora at December 06, 2023 02:58 PM (OUiUM)

175 ... I do dislike it when conservatives start insulting each other over which candidates they're supporting.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2023 02:57 PM (RSbhh)
++++
There are only about 12 months out of every 48 that aren't election-related. This is the norm!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 02:58 PM (kBSKe)

176 Ruck up Troopers.



Remember the immortal words of Senator Blutarsky - No Prisoners!


Posted by: Archer at December 06, 2023 02:58 PM (gmo/4)

177 "I'm just really getting tired of people we elect into positions of responsibility who just want to use their jobs as Congressmen as an entree to the job they really want, Social Media Influencer."
You're just jealous

Posted by: PG at December 06, 2023 02:58 PM (gQbO4)

178 The major crisis in the House is my wife's demand that I learn a Christmas carol to play with the (adult) kids who are coming home for the holiday. Silent Night is my choice as it is in one of the 3 scales I can haltingly plan after 10 months of piano.

Posted by: Oglebay at December 06, 2023 02:58 PM (ogTiX)

179 No, he's said no aid to Ukraine without border security...
Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 02:51 PM (exHjb)

Yes, that's what I said.

You want to believe him, that you're going to get border security.

Spoiler alert, you're not going to get border security. But you're definitely going to get the R Party all on board with aid to Ukraine.

Yay.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 06, 2023 02:58 PM (dGCAG)

180 The Dems are in a civil Civil war over Israel right now. This when you go on the offensive. Instead the gop cucks itself once again.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 02:58 PM (tJsiW)

181 Hey, Fen. You referred to me as your "brother" in a thread yesterday.

I nearly swooned. Thank you.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 02:58 PM (JrojV)

182 Yes things turned out okay. But Gaetz plainly had no plan beyond knocking off McCarthy. Thank goodness we got a decent Speaker (I think). But again, this feels like luck.
Posted by: ace

Sometimes Joel, ya just gotta say: WTF

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at December 06, 2023 02:58 PM (JkCto)

183 >>>
And Trump did a bunch of shit facing far greater opposition when he was in office

i love that finished wall that mexico paid for, and I love that trump refused to go along with Fauci's demands to shut down the country, and I love how Trump is so courageous in fighting the transgender lobby and the woke corporations

oh wait he didn't do any of that, he was too busy running his fucking mouth on twitter

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:58 PM (KRtlO)

184 171 we lucked out with Johnson; that was a gift from above
Posted by: runner at December 06, 2023 02:57 PM (V13WU)

Still not the Stone Cold Killer we need.

Posted by: XTC at December 06, 2023 02:58 PM (sm6Pk)

185 156 >>>The constant bitching here about the uniparty and than Gaetz goes against the uniparty and you bitch about his tone. I don't get it. What exactly do you want?

I like the anti-uniparty stuff. If it is anti-uniparty stuff. If it's just attention-seeking and peacocking, am I supposed to cheer?
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:55 PM (KRtlO)

McCarthy, by double screwing us this week, had it coming. If someone wants to dance on his grave and embarrass him to the point that lobbying gigs become hard b/c he's been outed as being a traitor...I'm okay with that. Make him get his money directly from the Dems...

Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 02:59 PM (exHjb)

186 121 Because the ONLY thing stopping the Republicans from actually governing is a greater than 1 or 2 person majority in the House. Or the Senate either one.

Sorry I stopped believing that about the time McCain gave us a thumbs down.

It doesn't matter how many of them there are when all but 5 or 6 actively hate us.
Posted by: Just Lily at December 06, 2023 02:50 PM (tAZwP)

Yup, people forget that for the first 2 years of the Trump Administration, the Repubs had Presidency, House, and Senate.

And did not accomplish a damn thing. Even in 2017 they did the Big Omni Bus continuing Resolution thing...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 06, 2023 02:59 PM (xaFKb)

187 Maybe you can tell us what was McCarthy’s plan, or maybe McConnell’s.

Since plans are so important.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at December 06, 2023 02:52 PM (++4z6)

McConnell has leaked his plan. Several times. On camera.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 06, 2023 02:59 PM (dGCAG)

188 Vertically challenged ? that is fact ? that is just trolling
Posted by: runner at December 06, 2023 02:52 PM (V13WU)

Obtuseness is not just just a gay color .

Posted by: Drive by at December 06, 2023 02:59 PM (MNhXM)

189 I don't really get why McCarthy leaving is Gaetz' fault. McCarthy has agency. It's his decision to cry and go home. Seems like if he cared about the country or the conservative cause as much as he claims, he'd ride it out till next fall.

Exactly.

But some people here have decided that accountability and responsibility are qualities that Gaetz alone lacks. He's somehow become their personal Satan and they see him lurking in every shadow. They read his Twitter posts, and are mad about it, instead of just staying off Twitter or reading someone else's feed. We've got a post complaining about Troll Culture and lack of realpolitik that relies on MTG as the voice of reason. It is to laugh.

*I don't care about Gaetz. If a zambonie ran over him, I'd become Nelson Muntz. But Gaetz is not some sort of unique supervillain.

Posted by: Again, what results has the House majority delivered? at December 06, 2023 02:59 PM (ttzpt)

190 Trump will lose because 15% of Republicans refused to vote for him, and because the Democrat party votes almost 100% against him. Save your prayers for Trump.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:56 PM (KRtlO)
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I believe you could be right.

But I don't believe Trump's problems make DeSantis any more popular. Once the press has convinced everybody that pro-censorship Ron might end your democracy.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 02:59 PM (krQz2)

191 >>>Sometimes Joel, ya just gotta say: WTF

yeah I mean, I'm not really criticizing him for that, exactly. It's just his whole schtick seems to be based on Drama and Attention-Seeking, even when it works out okay, and even when it's in the right direction, politically.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:59 PM (KRtlO)

192 Trump will lose because 15% of Republicans refused to vote for him, and because the Democrat party votes almost 100% against him. Save your prayers for Trump.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:56 PM (KRtlO)

_______________________

While those are solid reasons. The primary reason he will lose is because he'll be locked up in jail after the DC trial. There is no way a jury in that jurisdiction gives him a "not guilty."

Posted by: Orson at December 06, 2023 02:59 PM (dIske)

193 170 O.K. My 3:00 meeting had to cancel, so here I am. Nice little thread./s I do dislike it when conservatives start insulting each other over which candidates they're supporting.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2023 02:57 PM (RSbhh)

Only the Strong Survive.

Posted by: XTC at December 06, 2023 02:59 PM (sm6Pk)

194 140 Posted by: MAGA_Ken at December 06, 2023 02:52 PM (++4z6)

The plan is deny the democrats control, of course the coalition of the fucking retards wants to give ole Joe a bobsled course for 2024, let alone after a fucking election.

We are blessed that for the most part our opponent is corrupt more than true believer....if the squad were the donk narrative voice they would be smiling like enzyte bob.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 02:59 PM (X0I7i)

195 I wouldn't piss on McCarthy if his face was on fire. I would, however, attempt to beat out the flames with a claw hammer.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 03:00 PM (aD39U)

196 I really want to know what “border security” will mean. A few more drones probably. None of it matters. The border is wide open right now. Nobody but Biden can bring border security because he is the only one who can close the border. Johnson knows this. But he also knows most Republican rubes don’t know it.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 03:00 PM (tJsiW)

197 Trump will lose because 15% of Republicans refused to vote for him, and because the Democrat party votes almost 100% against him. Save your prayers for Trump.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:56 PM (KRtlO)

That actually is true...and it's worse in the winnable swing states (not the corrupt ones)...

Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 03:00 PM (exHjb)

198 >>>I don't really get why McCarthy leaving is Gaetz' fault.

it's not! I knew he was going to leave; I was talking about it months ago.

I'm questioning Gaetz baiting him RIGHT NOW, when we don't want this pansy leaving any sooner than the start of the next congress. (Even though he's already said he's quitting before then.)

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 03:00 PM (KRtlO)

199
This is why I want to kick Cruz in the balls.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 06, 2023 02:57 PM


I offered yesterday to transport he and his Grassy Knoll inhabiting dad back to Cuba on my inflatable kayak with a pinhole leak.

Seven years ago? Damn HIM! After J6? Dead girl or live boy?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 06, 2023 03:01 PM (enJYY)

200 I nearly swooned. Thank you.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 02:58 PM (JrojV)

Really? Why? Perhaps you need to have your blood pressure checked if you're likely to swoon that easily.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2023 03:01 PM (RSbhh)

201 I would, however, attempt to beat out the flames with a claw hammer.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 03:00 PM (aD39U)

And they say romance is dead.

Posted by: Paul Pelosi at December 06, 2023 03:01 PM (9UlRk)

202 This busty brunette in her underwear just woke up and needs to finish her coffee before wading into this round of "which Republicans suck the most:"
https://is.gd/QT1WNI

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 03:01 PM (kBSKe)

203 You know, if the republicans would just control the house, senate and the oval orifice, we could repeal Obongo Care.

Hahahahaha....just kidding!

Posted by: Paul Ryan, Asshead at December 06, 2023 03:01 PM (mQ8ar)

204 Trump will lose because 15% of Republicans refused to vote for him, and because the Democrat party votes almost 100% against him. Save your prayers for Trump.

Sadly, I agree. OTOH, Kurt Schichter's recent column suggested that MAYBE people might be getting so concerned about Biden that even Trump haters would vote for him. I think that's the true risky proposition, but sure, DeSantis haters, focus on the lifts.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 06, 2023 03:01 PM (I/Qkd)

205 Enzyte Bob. A classic.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 06, 2023 03:01 PM (R4t5M)

206 A truly speshul take from ace. After all the vicious bitching ace has done about the GOPe, which Kevin McCarthy is 100% a member of, always has been, always will be, now We Must Not Be Too Mean to them because Reasons. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease

Posted by: deepelemblues at December 06, 2023 03:01 PM (z9n5F)

207 Sorry I stopped believing that about the time McCain gave us a thumbs down.

They would have repealed Obamacare for real guys. If only we had given them even bigger majorities. We've failed them, the same way we failed good King Barak.

Posted by: If only we had donated more, voted harder at December 06, 2023 03:02 PM (ttzpt)

208 But some people here have decided that accountability and responsibility are qualities that Gaetz alone lacks. He's somehow become their personal Satan and they see him lurking in every shadow. T

Posted by: Again, what results has the House majority delivered? at December 06, 2023 02:59 PM (ttzpt)
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Well, he was investigated for under-age sex trafficking of his underage girlfriend!

Posted by: People Who Believe the 2020 Election was Stolen and the FIB Spent 4 Years Conspiring Against The Sit at December 06, 2023 03:02 PM (krQz2)

209 Only the Strong Survive.
Posted by: XTC at December 06, 2023 02:59 PM (sm6Pk)

Or they say, "Catch you on the next thread."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2023 03:02 PM (RSbhh)

210 ace. So Gaetz was just peacocking? Nope, he saw an issue with McCarthy and he acted. I'd take a dozen Gaetzs over 99% of the congress critters. If he had been peacocking he would have thrown his name in for speaker.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at December 06, 2023 03:02 PM (2NHgQ)

211 What magic mother fucking shit Will any republican accomplish against the lock step democrats? Surely y'all don't think if we only dump trump, shit will all fall into place?

Posted by: nckate at December 06, 2023 03:02 PM (SnxUt)

212 Happily Gen-X I am a Rat.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:02 PM (X0I7i)

213 I'm old enough to remember when the GOP had majorities in the House and Senate, AND held the White House.

You should be, too. It was only four years ago, and what fucking good came of it? Not much, because the GOP is infested with Dem-lite whores that must be rooted out and burned with fire.

Everyone says they want a Purge until it's time to experience some pain. And that's why we lose, because too many of us think that *holding office* or *winning elections* is the purpose of the game.

Fuck that. It's delivering legislative and policy victories, or it's all meaningless rah-rah for your preferred team. The Democrats wield POWER. Republicans limp across the finish line to a tiny majority they're to sackless to use and declare the game won.

Posted by: Jack Package at December 06, 2023 03:02 PM (8LP6B)

214 And Trump did a bunch of shit facing far greater opposition when he was in office. Again, it sure seems like you are just butthurt over Trump pantsing DeSantis.
Posted by: MBunge

Ace has a reasonable position, as I see it- Trump is exhausting, he "lost" in 2020, there's a good chance he'll perform worse in 2024 (presidential losers rarely come back successfully), and comparing DeSantis' record in Florida to Trump’s in DC clearly shows DeSantis has the more conservative credentials.

Trump, however, has energized and motivated a large chunk of voters that are exclusively loyal to him. He successfully played the Left and GOP Establishment to get elected initially, which was no small feat, and increased his votes in 2020 by something like 18%, which is unheard of (especially with a "loss").

I can understand being frustrated that the objectively better conservative is crowded out from even competing with an embarrassing clown like Trump...but that's the hand were dealt, and Trump will be the nominee unless the Left and GOPe conspire to deny him the nomination...which is an even greater threat.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at December 06, 2023 03:03 PM (JCZqz)

215 196 I really want to know what “border security” will mean. A few more drones probably. None of it matters. The border is wide open right now. Nobody but Biden can bring border security because he is the only one who can close the border. Johnson knows this. But he also knows most Republican rubes don’t know it.
Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 03:00 PM (tJsiW)

The change to asylum rules would be the most important get, so Texas could just turn folks around...no matter what they are claiming...

Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 03:03 PM (exHjb)

216 i'm not trying to convince you that you shouldn't support Gaetz or Trump. I'm trying to share with you why some of your fellow travelers have kind of hit their limits on the attention-seeking side of MAGA. There's nothing for you to do with this information, there's no "ask" here. I'm just telling you. Some of you seem mystified why someone would not support Trump, I'm telling you one of the reasons why. I signed on to support him for 8 years, not 12 (and not 16, because I'm sure he'll want to run in 2028 after he loses in 2024). We have our limits. Our support is not open-ended and eternal.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 03:03 PM (KRtlO)

217 GOP's 3 Gears:

N - Neutral
R - Reverse
E - Eject

Posted by: Anti-Faucist at December 06, 2023 03:03 PM (qUkBO)

218
I like the anti-uniparty stuff. If it is anti-uniparty stuff. If it's just attention-seeking and peacocking, am I supposed to cheer?
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:55 PM (KRtlO)

Why are you insistent that it was nothing more than attention seeking? He warned McCarthy of his intentions but McCarthy ignored him because he thought he had purchased Pelosi’s vote protection.

Posted by: Drive by at December 06, 2023 03:03 PM (MNhXM)

219 Oh boy- this is gonna be great!

with the blog owner in attendance, this could be an epic Trump/Not Trump thread

Posted by: Don Black at December 06, 2023 03:04 PM (geLO8)

220 The gop did accomplish something in 2017. Their benefactors got massive tax cuts.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 03:04 PM (tJsiW)

221 Gaetz and Trump both jumped me!

Posted by: The Shark at December 06, 2023 03:04 PM (hqVaF)

222 GOP's 3 Gears:

N - Neutral
R - Reverse
E - Eject
Posted by: Anti-Faucist at December 06, 2023 03:03 PM (qUkBO)



B - Stop and catch fire.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 03:04 PM (aD39U)

223 211 Posted by: nckate at December 06, 2023 03:02 PM (SnxUt)

Who in the high fuck has said shit about Trump on this fucking matter?

Goddamned Matt Fucking Gaetz decided on a lark to shit the bed deposing a borderline fucking retard hack of a speaker when we had a sub 6 seat majority....

then in a move of continuing genius we decided "ah fuck it let's run off evidently the one guy who is a corrupt lying shit weasel in the history of capital hill" to show off how fucking ethical we are....

you know like the democrats would.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:04 PM (X0I7i)

224 213 Fuck that. It's delivering legislative and policy victories, or it's all meaningless rah-rah for your preferred team. The Democrats wield POWER. Republicans limp across the finish line to a tiny majority they're to sackless to use and declare the game won.
Posted by: Jack Package at December 06, 2023 03:02 PM (8LP6B)

Pretty much. The only problem I have with Gaetz spiking the football is that we haven't won shit.

Posted by: XTC at December 06, 2023 03:04 PM (sm6Pk)

225
Yeah, sorry about the trans-vote comment. Trollish.

I forgot they'll be busy storming Jerusalem with Hamas next year.

Posted by: Auspex at December 06, 2023 03:04 PM (j4U/Z)

226 While those are solid reasons. The primary reason he will lose is because he'll be locked up in jail after the DC trial. There is no way a jury in that jurisdiction gives him a "not guilty."

Posted by: Orson at December 06, 2023 02:59 PM (dIske)
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It's a cooked venue specifically for the reason of jailing DC's enemies. And they keep cooking it.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 03:05 PM (krQz2)

227 They would have repealed Obamacare for real guys. If only we had given them even bigger majorities. We've failed them, the same way we failed good King Barak.
Posted by: If only we had donated more, voted harder at December 06, 2023 03:02 PM (ttzpt)
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LOL. Yup. This is one of my problems with the "if not for the GOPe, there's no GOP at all" argument, which is what a lot of it boils down to. The cucks suck, but it's all about numbers and bodies in the house and whatnot.

It doesn't really matter to me. The GOPe does not represent me. It does not stop what I want stopped, nor does it advance what I want advanced. It has a damn near perfect 0.000 batting average. There are occasional confounding events, of course, but they're fairly rare. There is another party in Washington that has that same average. There is a rhetorical difference between them, but not much of an actual difference.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 03:05 PM (kBSKe)

228 This probably won't end well.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 06, 2023 03:05 PM (R4t5M)

229 The change to asylum rules would be the most important get, so Texas could just turn folks around...no matter what they are claiming...
Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 03:03 PM (exHjb)

That’s valid. Is any of this proposed by Johnson? I really don’t know.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 03:05 PM (tJsiW)

230 198 >>>I don't really get why McCarthy leaving is Gaetz' fault.

it's not! I knew he was going to leave; I was talking about it months ago.

I'm questioning Gaetz baiting him RIGHT NOW, when we don't want this pansy leaving any sooner than the start of the next congress. (Even though he's already said he's quitting before then.)
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 03:00 PM (KRtlO)

He's leaving Dec 31 anyway, a full year+ before his term is over...what's a few weeks when they'll be in recess in a few days anyway?

Again, McCarthy screwed us again. So frame him, embarrass him, and let Rs know you will make sure no lobbying firm wants them if they try the same stunt - this Gaetz stuff is positive.

Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 03:05 PM (exHjb)

231 PUT IT IN H!!

https://ytube.io/3nW6

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (aD39U)

232 Ace's criticism of Trump is harsh and accurate. What's wrong with that?

Posted by: fd at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (vFG9F)

233 Every R that voted to remove Santos is a part of the uniparty and should be removed in the next primary.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (XqcwY)

234 >>>there's a good chance he'll perform worse in 2024 (presidential losers rarely come back successfully), a

He also enters office (if he wins) as a lame duck and also, who would work for him? Seriously. Ask yourself who is going to work for Trump in a second Trump administration. He routinely trashes anyone for miniscule or even imagined lapses in "loyalty." Plus people have to sign up to be investigated criminally forever, without Trump pardoning them or otherwise protecting them.

even Ivana and Jared have had enough.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (KRtlO)

235 This busty brunette in her underwear just woke up and needs to finish her coffee before wading into this round of "which Republicans suck the most:"
https://is.gd/QT1WNI
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 03:01 PM (kBSKe)


Dang.
I'd like to watch her sneeze.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (uSHSS)

236 @166 ace-we'll see if he's even on the fucking ballot then we'll have an unfortunate chuckle when your predictions and absolutely losing your shit over Trump was for not.

Also Twitter n DeSantis; his campaign has attacked podcasters big n small when they invite him on viciously if they have ever said anything positive about Trump. This goes for supporters too. Like commenter whig pointed out the other day. Some of his campaign staff are from the Ted Cruz 2016 campaign and revenge has been on the menu.

Cry us a river or sack the fuck up. We have to endure the white trash and Cult Of Trump BS coming from you while still having specific misgivings about Trump . You've painted a lot of people with a broad brush.

Well done.

Posted by: JROD at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (IlL6s)

237 I'm just tired of Troll Culture, and I'm even more tired of people who are supposed to be leaders being trolls.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:45 PM (KRtlO)


Well there's your problem - you want leaders. They're not supposed to be leaders, they're supposed to be employees.

Posted by: brian at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (rFYN+)

238 And anybody who thinks articles of Impeachment is a done deal with a one vote majority is kidding themselves.

It will not pass the House and as a result, give Biden a bump.

Posted by: WisRich at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (G0vdT)

239 "Don't let attention whore Nancy Mace off the hook for this fiasco."

She wanted some rape legislation.

Because she realizes that women voters are gonna vote based on abortion, but if you passed SOMETHING they might hesitate.

But we didn't so we'll see. Other option is Nikki Haley.

YAY

Trump has spent all his wad on legal fees. (excuse me, your wad, his money is of course off limits to spend.)

Dems haven't launched a single negative ad yet.

Wait. Just. Wait.

Posted by: Harun at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (c2WeP)

240 "I'm trying to share with you why some of your fellow travelers have kind of hit their limits on the attention-seeking side of MAGA."


And what are we supposed to do with your emotions? Because THAT'S ALL IT IS. You're 'tired." Well, la-de-flippin-da.

Posted by: MBunge at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (2tWdQ)

241 Fuck that. It's delivering legislative and policy victories, or it's all meaningless rah-rah for your preferred team. The Democrats wield POWER. Republicans limp across the finish line to a tiny majority they're to sackless to use and declare the game won.

Posted by: Jack Package at December 06, 2023 03:02 PM (8LP6B)
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And???

...that pattern--that OBVIOUS pattern--means what??

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (krQz2)

242 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 03:01 PM (kBSKe)

Ah, the "political conversion" underwear are back. Couldn't figure out about useless Republicans until her boobs were hanging out? Not exactly Mensa material, are some of these gals huh, but then they aren't getting paid for their brainpower.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (RSbhh)

243 I believe Jimmy Carter is rolled around with his mouth hanging open because he is an energy vampire in a feeding frenzy

Posted by: Field Marshal Zhukov at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (nnp+f)

244 Steelers-Pats tomorrow night. It will be like the Special Olympics in pads.
----------------
Snort. Go long Steelers.

Posted by: Pudinhead at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (iDpzk)

245 This probably won't end well.

==


Probably not.

Posted by: runner at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (V13WU)

246 It's similar to your snark from yesterday about how Nikki Haley getting campaign funds from a liberal donor was somehow Trump's negative.
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Trump is secrety praising Nikkiii by not sayjng anything about her or by not criticizing her enough.
Whichever.
Everybody knows that ....

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice - Personality Commentator at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (eDkzx)

247 Who cares who replaced McCarthy? Johnson, it seems. Nothing changes the Party, but for leaders, and GOP doesn't lead. It's not their role in this regime.

Don't sit around arguing about which powerless cipher sits in a given chair.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 06, 2023 03:07 PM (0FoWg)

248
Kevin McCarthy = Flouncy McStampyFeet

All this dumbfuck had to do was keep his promises to the voters and he'd still have a job as SotH.

Welp, give him a couple of months as a lobbyist Hovering up cash and he won't give a damn.

Or if he does still whine about...well, consider this Flouncy, Congress ain't high school and Speaker of the House ain't some do nothing reward for popularity like being Prom King.

You are expected to produce.

The weird thing is that if the Reps would just put up a fight as if they actually believed in something, they could probably run all the power in DC cuz most people agree with their positions.

But, mostly they aren't even dogs at the table of power begging for scraps. They're more like cockroaches that scuttle in after everyone's gone, to scavenge on grease smears on the floor.

Just sad.

But, hey! who's in Congress getting rich and who's not, you deplorable losers? As they would no doubt say.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 06, 2023 03:07 PM (QzZeQ)

249 I nearly swooned. Thank you.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 02:58 PM (JrojV)

Really? Why? Perhaps you need to have your blood pressure checked if you're likely to swoon that easily.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Just because I really respect you, Fen.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 03:07 PM (JrojV)

250 Unless he dies, Trump is going to be the nominee. I think we have to make peace with that.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 03:08 PM (aD39U)

251 Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 03:03 PM (KRtlO)

I don’t support Trump and never have though I voted for him twice and will vote for him three times if he’s the nominee. I’d rather DeSantis be the nominee like I wanted Cruz before him but unless Trump keels over that probably won’t happen . That’s reality and contradicts the wailing over self inflicted loss of some GOP congressmen.

Posted by: Drive by at December 06, 2023 03:08 PM (MNhXM)

252 As usual, I find myself agreeing with Ace here.

But most on our side, think constant trolling from attention whores pays big dividends.

Posted by: Equate at December 06, 2023 03:08 PM (YtuAA)

253 Trump is polling so well because everyone, including democrats, know the 2020 election was stolen. They want revenge.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at December 06, 2023 03:08 PM (CAFNH)

254 216 Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 03:03 PM (KRtlO)

Absolutely spot on.

The objective is supposed to be:

1) winning

2) doing as much as we can when we do not have the ball to get the ball back and to slow down the mule

Now Gatez alleges he is pissed off because McCarthy cannot unilaterally fix the government from the speaker seat alone with the Senate and the WH held by Schumer and a full depends diaper in a Joe Biden costume so he deposes the hothouse flower borderline retard McCarthy who will thank him by making the GOP margin one vote.

Which means the drama queens can now play "ON THIS ONE ISSUE I HAVE TO SIDE WITH THE DONKEY" which newsflash idiots means the weak republicans are in control now more than ever.

This party is like a Polish 9mm....aims backwards and may as well have only one fucking bullet.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:08 PM (X0I7i)

255 Why do some of these nics never show up until there is a Trump/ DeSantis slug fest?

Catch you on another thread.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2023 03:08 PM (RSbhh)

256 "Plus people have to sign up to be investigated criminally forever, without Trump pardoning them or otherwise protecting them."


"We must abandon Trump because Democrats are mean" is not the persuasive argument you think it is.

Posted by: MBunge at December 06, 2023 03:08 PM (2tWdQ)

257 We have to endure the white trash and Cult Of Trump BS coming from you while

I have no problems being name-checked as a cult member.

also...high priestesses have powers

Posted by: kallisto, High priestess of the Cult of Trump at December 06, 2023 03:08 PM (dCxaZ)

258 >>>
He's leaving Dec 31 anyway, a full year+ before his term is over...what's a few weeks when they'll be in recess in a few days anyway?

I mean you say that but then who knows something happens and we're all like "WHY DIDN'T WE SEE THIS COMING?"

Look, Gaetz baiting McCarthy is no big deal. I think that's what the argument is really about, and I concede it, it's no big deal.

But it's still baity.

I just don't want people in positions of responsibility acting with such irresponsibility. And I think we're at loggerheads because other people really want this kind of irresponsibility.

And I didn't mind it for a while, but I'm tired of it now. A party that is mostly just about trolling is not a party that is going to win or leave any legacy.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 03:08 PM (KRtlO)

259 Maybe Ace is setting us up for a DeSantis endorsement of Biden or a Ted Cruz like “vote your conscience”.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at December 06, 2023 03:09 PM (++4z6)

260 EMBRACE THE HORROR/2024

Posted by: Don Black at December 06, 2023 03:09 PM (geLO8)

261 And anybody who thinks articles of Impeachment is a done deal with a one vote majority is kidding themselves.

It will not pass the House and as a result, give Biden a bump.
Posted by: WisRich at December 06, 2023 03:06 PM (G0vdT)
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Which is why DC needed to oust Santos, before the investigation even came back for a hearing, and McCarthy has to quit.

A mere House vote is all we got with Trump twice. So, if that's the worst that happened to Trump, they can't allow a House-floor-impeachment of Biden, probably the most-corrupt person we've ever had in that seat.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 03:09 PM (krQz2)

262 I’m off the Trump train as well. But if it comes down to Nikki vs Trump I may have to jump back on.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 03:09 PM (tJsiW)

263 I can understand being frustrated that the objectively better conservative is crowded out from even competing with an embarrassing clown like Trump...but that's the hand were dealt, and Trump will be the nominee unless the Left and GOPe conspire to deny him the nomination...which is an even greater threat.

A recent poll (yeah, yeah) found that a significant fraction of GOP voters and a majority of all voters would reconsider their vote for Trump if he's convicted. I'm not saying it will happen, but it can't just be ignored.
Poll: Majority Want Trump Off Ballot If Convicted

https://tinyurl.com/3jxetdxp

Posted by: Archimedes at December 06, 2023 03:09 PM (I/Qkd)

264
Surely y'all don't think if we only dump trump, shit will all fall into place?

Posted by: nckate at December 06, 2023 03:02 PM


Right now the leftists are at their computer creating the next ObamaCare level nightmare. Sometimes the best strategy is simply to block.

Look for example the border wall which would have been Trumps signature accomplishment. BLOCK BLOCK BLOCK. A lot got built that the cartel is now cutting through.

Tell me how the left is gonna jump on the DeSantis train and things will be different. Won't happen. They'll do the same shit they did to Trump. Maybe Trump learned his lesson and things will be different this time. I'd rather not take a tiny chance on D.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 06, 2023 03:09 PM (enJYY)

265 229 The change to asylum rules would be the most important get, so Texas could just turn folks around...no matter what they are claiming...
Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 03:03 PM (exHjb)

That’s valid. Is any of this proposed by Johnson? I really don’t know.
Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 03:05 PM (tJsiW)

Yes, Senate Rs are trying to get squishy on it, and are mad at House Rs...

Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 03:10 PM (exHjb)

266 https://is.gd/QT1WNI
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 03:01 PM (kBSKe)


Wow.

My only objection is that her face looks too much like Sparkles'.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 03:10 PM (JrojV)

267 EMBRACE THE HORROR/2024
Posted by: Don Black at December 06, 2023 03:09 PM (geLO



Cthulhu/Cheney'24

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 03:10 PM (aD39U)

268 The other part is this - we have demanded "fighters". Well guess what, fighters are generally trolls. And so now we have trolls. Which is fine by me but there's no point in agitating for "fighters" and then griping about them when they are fighting.

Back to Southpark / Team America

Dicks fuck pussies, but they also fuck assholes. And in order to stop getting shit on, you gotta send a dick to fuck the assholes.

The reverse corollary is also true. If the assholes would quit shitting on us, we wouldn't need to send a dick to fuck them.

Therefore, we must continue to send dicks to DC until the assholes stop shitting on us. The bigger the better.

Thus ends my poli-sci doctoral thesis. Better than Dr. Jill's

Posted by: Milquetoast Mortgage-Paying Neighbor in Flyover Country at December 06, 2023 03:10 PM (5C4od)

269 "Cult of Trump"
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Most of whom won't take the shot he still thinks is a good idea, just wouldn't mandate.

Congrats on pushing a lefty line, though.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 03:11 PM (krQz2)

270 Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 03:07 PM (JrojV)

This sounds like a sort of lame come on. "I really respect you.
LOL

J/K . Bulgar. You're a good guy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2023 03:11 PM (RSbhh)

271
Was Gaetz hopping ready to get rid of Santos?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 06, 2023 03:11 PM (zzBMk)

272 Has there ever been an election when 15% of Republicans didn't vote for the other guy?

Posted by: Just Lily at December 06, 2023 03:11 PM (tAZwP)

273 Now Gatez alleges he is pissed off because McCarthy cannot unilaterally fix the government from the speaker seat alone with the Senate and the WH held by Schumer and a full depends diaper in a Joe Biden costume so he deposes the hothouse flower borderline retard McCarthy who will thank him by making the GOP margin one vote. ...
Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:08 PM (X0I7i)
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That isn't the argument in the slightest. McCarthy promised as a condition to his elevation to Speaker to return to regular order.

He didn't. He waited to start then slow-walked it, did little if anything to advance the bills, then recessed the House as the deadline approached. That isn't failing to "unilaterally fix the government," that's simple refusal to do what he promised as a condition of getting the job.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 03:11 PM (kBSKe)

274 did you know that this blog used to have posts on football?

true story

Posted by: Don Black at December 06, 2023 03:11 PM (geLO8)

275 You can’t get conservative aos intertubes friends to agree on anything imagine how hard it is for a GOP speaker. The least they can do though is keep their promises.

Posted by: Drive by at December 06, 2023 03:11 PM (MNhXM)

276 Trump will lose because 15% of Republicans refused to vote for him, and because the Democrat party votes almost 100% against him. Save your prayers for Trump.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:56 PM (KRtlO)


unfortunately this is true no matter who gets the nod. Especially DeSantis.
So maybe let's focus on things we can do something about.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 06, 2023 03:11 PM (D7oie)

277 There is only one true compromise.

Jeb 2024

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 03:11 PM (tJsiW)

278 Dicks fuck pussies, but they also fuck assholes. And in order to stop getting shit on, you gotta send a dick to fuck the assholes.

I read this in Redd Foxx voice.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 06, 2023 03:11 PM (R4t5M)

279 >>>259 Maybe Ace is setting us up for a DeSantis endorsement of Biden or a Ted Cruz like "vote your conscience"


I already said I'm not voting for Trump. A lot of you have vowed you'd never vote for the "globalist" DeSantis; well I will never, ever support or vote for the transgender-supporting and woke-corporation-defending Trump.

I will only support a candidate who wants to achieve things besides petty personal vindication.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 03:12 PM (KRtlO)

280 If McCarthy had done his job in 2022 by running against the corrupt and criminal (and very beatable) Democrats, we wouldn't have had a narrow majority right now. Republicans had a golden opportunity to gain a 20-seat majority. So, if you're going to blame anyone, blame McCarthy for failing to back Republicans -- especially those endorsed by Trump.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 06, 2023 03:12 PM (lf83v)

281 This is why I just don't cover Trump unless absolutely required to; he's just exhausted me. I cannot put up with the drama and bluster and constant demands on my attention.

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Wait, is Trump doing it or are people covering things Trump does and making it national exhausting news?

Because the only reason any of us know he said pussy and is a Russian spy is because Our Betters told us so. Constantly.

Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 06, 2023 03:12 PM (sIl7T)

282 did you know that this blog used to have posts on football?

true story
Posted by: Don Black at December 06, 2023 03:11 PM (geLO



The legendary Elbow Threads.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 03:13 PM (aD39U)

283 I see a Trump and Ace exchange being the Colonel and Joker in Full Metal Jacket.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at December 06, 2023 03:13 PM (Dm8we)

284 Kevin McCarthy Will Leave Congress "At the End of the Year"
Not at the end of the current Congress, which extends into January. But at the end of the year.

This will leave us with only a 1 member majority for a period.

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But he is a loyal Republican. Isn't he?

As for MTG, back to obscurity.

Posted by: Decaf at December 06, 2023 03:13 PM (3JfbU)

285 When Trump gets back on the news cycle where he’s the top story every single day, you will see the polls flip. Because he’s in the background, he looks more reasonable .


Trump will lose and the same people will claim fraud. But just know Trump doesn’t really believe it or he wouldn’t be out there running again. And you don’t either, because why else would you care if Trump was the nominee if it was all rigged anyway?

Posted by: Equate at December 06, 2023 03:14 PM (YtuAA)

286 270 Thank you, Fen.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 03:14 PM (JrojV)

287 Nikki Haley is my only clear "NO" vote, no matter where she is. Alone or as a VP, if she's on a ticket I will not vote for it.

Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 06, 2023 03:14 PM (sIl7T)

288
Most of whom won't take the shot he still thinks is a good idea, just wouldn't mandate.

Congrats on pushing a lefty line, though.
Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 03:11 PM (krQz2)

There are definitely SOME people who act like they’re in a Trump cult. It’s people who never see anything negative about him. He could shit his pants on stage and it would be a 3-d chess move according to some of his followers.

Not saying that’s the majority or even a significant minority. But these people do exist.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 03:14 PM (tJsiW)

289 I don't see the downside here. The majority is slimmer, yes. But purging RINOs was always going to mean losing seats in the short term. The argument for a very long time from conservatives is that we'd rather risk losing to Democrats than keep electing establishment GOP because there's no difference in results between the two, and every RINO in office is a barrier to entry for a actual conservatives.

Yes, a 1 seat majority is tight. But it's still a majority. If it means less failure theater, I'm for it.

Posted by: Caiwyn at December 06, 2023 03:14 PM (Bmy9A)

290 AUDIO IS BACK!

Do you get some sort of push notification for Trump threads? How does that work?

Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 06, 2023 03:14 PM (sIl7T)

291 273 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 03:11 PM (kBSKe)

After Gaetz's FIRST tantrum, YES. Well obviously the Freedom Caucus must have had some secret Jedi mind trick to totally change the politcal dynamic of the CR Marco Polo budget process in their back pocket to force the Senate to pass the House budget yes and Biden to sign while also forcing the media to not fellate Biden while he shut down everything he could as painfully as possible yes?

I have been bitching about a return to normal order since 2009.....

You are not going to get it from a narrow majority and you sure as hell will not get it from he minority in both houses.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:14 PM (X0I7i)

292 275 You can’t get conservative aos intertubes friends to agree on anything imagine how hard it is for a GOP speaker. The least they can do though is keep their promises.
Posted by: Drive by at December 06, 2023 03:11 PM (MNhXM)

When even the "Have a plan to kill every single person you meet" guy turned out to be a cucked leftard pvssy, there just isn't a true Warrior out there that will do the job and do it right.

Posted by: XTC at December 06, 2023 03:15 PM (sm6Pk)

293 There are certain people who, like the Kardashians, are always making demands on our attention, and frequently have very little to contribute.
-ace

Dat ass tho.

*very explicitly do not mean Bruce Jenner in drag*

Posted by: BifBewalski at December 06, 2023 03:15 PM (I9+rJ)

294 Suddenly having LGF flashbacks

Posted by: Bngo at December 06, 2023 03:15 PM (Ph4UU)

295 I will only support a candidate who wants to achieve things besides petty personal vindication.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 03:12 PM (KRtlO)
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Yeah, because DC vendettas against a sitting President is not the type of thing we need somebody super-motivated to clean up.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 03:15 PM (krQz2)

296 There is a rhetorical difference between them, but not much of an actual difference.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 03:05 PM (kBSKe)

Whatever politics (in the Clausewitzian sense) there is left to be done anymore has precious little to do with politicians. Which ass is in which chair makes no difference, because it's an entirely different category of asses that make the decisions and perform the actions that affect anyone's daily life. The battle isn't between blue ties and red ties, and they all feed at the same trough that gets filled by the latter category of asses anyway, so there's no point getting invested in them directly. Whatever victory there is to be won likely won't be televised. Business, communities, individuals, etc. gradually becoming "ungovernable", the bombastic decrees from the swamp becoming increasingly irrelevant to actual daily life... that's where my hope lies. No politician can deliver that in Current Year, even if they wanted to.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 06, 2023 03:15 PM (9UlRk)

297 And I didn't mind it for a while, but I'm tired of it now. A party that is mostly just about trolling is not a party that is going to win or leave any legacy.

Well, at least we'll get some quality trolling, then. What else have we gotten from the GOP?

Posted by: Archimedes at December 06, 2023 03:15 PM (I/Qkd)

298
Kevin McCarthy Will Leave Congress "At the End of the Year"

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Well, he no doubt would like to spend more time with his wife and kids.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at December 06, 2023 03:16 PM (dtlw7)

299 "Nikki Haley is my only clear "NO" vote, no matter where she is. Alone or as a VP, if she's on a ticket I will not vote for it.
Posted by: Nikki Haley "

Me either!

Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 06, 2023 03:16 PM (vFG9F)

300 So Kevin is doing a Cartman, " screw you guys, I'm going home."

Stay classy Kevin

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 06, 2023 03:16 PM (fhv+V)

301 After Gaetz's FIRST tantrum, YES. Well obviously the Freedom Caucus must have had some secret Jedi mind trick to totally change the politcal dynamic of the CR Marco Polo budget process in their back pocket to force the Senate to pass the House budget yes and Biden to sign while also forcing the media to not fellate Biden while he shut down everything he could as painfully as possible yes?

I have been bitching about a return to normal order since 2009.....

You are not going to get it from a narrow majority and you sure as hell will not get it from he minority in both houses.
Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:14 PM (X0I7i)
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Oh yes, you absolutely can. It requires balls and leadership, which the GOP does not have.

Create your budgets, ram through the House, send them to the Senate and then recess and go home. The Senate can pass them and the President can sign them, or they - *they* and not you - can shut the government down. What the Senate does with them, or what the President does with them, is not the House's problem. They control the purse.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 06, 2023 03:16 PM (kBSKe)

302 Yes "WINNING TO SLOW DOWN THE DONKS"

This was what the GOPe beat us conservatives over the head with for years. We pushed back at the GOPe in 94. We pushed back with the TEA Party. The GOPe fucked us at every turn.......and this is why you got Trump. Very convenient memories around here.

The warm embrace of the GOPe winning formula; Vote for us so we can slow down the Dems.(facepalm)

Posted by: JROD at December 06, 2023 03:16 PM (IlL6s)

303 The Kardashians would be more reliable than the GOP.

McCarthy going out like Ryan did - "how do I leave in such a way as to screw-up the party the most?"

Posted by: Little Larry Sellers at December 06, 2023 03:16 PM (zdYK9)

304 McCarthy stayed long enough to cast his last important vote, expelling a fellow Republican.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at December 06, 2023 03:16 PM (CAFNH)

305 Ron DeSantis doesn't matter. Nikki Haley doesn't matter. Donald Trump doesn't matter either.

People don't matter. The system matters. And it has no use for your beliefs or ideas.

If you want any of them to give a single flying fuck at a rolling donut, you better come up with about $100B, a big street gang, and some foreign armies and their treasuries to back your shit up. That's the only language they can hear, let alone understand.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 06, 2023 03:17 PM (0FoWg)

306 294 Suddenly having LGF flashbacks
Posted by: Bngo at December 06, 2023 03:15 PM (Ph4UU)

Yes, Charles Johnson PTSD incoming

Posted by: Milquetoast Mortgage-Paying Neighbor in Flyover Country at December 06, 2023 03:17 PM (5C4od)

307 I can understand being frustrated that the objectively better conservative is crowded out from even competing with an embarrassing clown like Trump...but that's the hand were dealt, and Trump will be the nominee unless the Left and GOPe conspire to deny him the nomination...which is an even greater threat.
Posted by: Moron Analyst at December 06, 2023 03:03 PM (JCZqz)


I think it is more than that, the one thing that Trump has more than anyone is the belief that the US is a good place with lots of potential and a wonderful future if we don't decide to go Europfaggy and embrace Social Democrat stances on globalism. I have come to think that is why the dedicated Left is going bughouse nuts on the whole Trump thing.

globohomogenous order provides lots and lots of potential for the right thinking people

Posted by: Kindltot at December 06, 2023 03:17 PM (D7oie)

308 I mean, if we lose the majority, the impeachment inquiry ends.

Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:36 PM (KRtlO)

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I love the naïveté of these 28 year olds. There will be no impeachment. Our representatives will find Biden as pure as the driven snow, or at least as dirty as slush whom they will not punish.

Posted by: Decaf at December 06, 2023 03:17 PM (3JfbU)

309 I will vote for Trump or DeSantis, but no one else.

Well, maybe I would write in Kate Upton.

Because if we're going to have boobs in government, let's have real boobs in government.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 03:17 PM (JrojV)

310 279 Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 03:12 PM (KRtlO)

I will be voting for the GOP candidate no matter how retarded unless it is somehow Cheney, Pence, Romney, or Obama's boyfriend Christie.

Same as most cycles, of course I voted for Trump in 16 and 20 even after he blindly believed the CDC and destroyed the American economy while functionally aiding the goddamned democrat ballot harvesting and debacuhing of election law....

I would unhappily vote for his ass again in 2024, but I would much rather win with someone who is not an egomaniacal democrat enabling asshole.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:18 PM (X0I7i)

311 I already said I'm not voting for Trump. A lot of you have vowed you'd never vote for the "globalist" DeSantis; well I will never, ever support or vote for the transgender-supporting and woke-corporation-defending Trump.

I will only support a candidate who wants to achieve things besides petty personal vindication.
Posted by: ace

It's ironic...he had the power to prevent a vindictive egotistical maniac from getting elected, which only resulted in another egotistical vindictive maniac (who just stated he was only running to beat the other candidate) winning.

Posted by: Emperor Palpatine at December 06, 2023 03:18 PM (JCZqz)

312 Look, Gaetz baiting McCarthy is no big deal. I think that's what the argument is really about, and I concede it, it's no big deal.

But it's still baity.

I just don't want people in positions of responsibility acting with such irresponsibility. And I think we're at loggerheads because other people really want this kind of irresponsibility.

And I didn't mind it for a while, but I'm tired of it now. A party that is mostly just about trolling is not a party that is going to win or leave any legacy.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 03:08 PM (KRtlO)

If Gaetz baited everyone, I'd agree. But this is a 1-on-1 tiff, so him calling out McCarthy to trash him ever coming back politically - good. I mean, it's not the 1st time a politician has trashed another - even Dems do it to each other when they hate each other.

If Gaetz hated everyone and wasn't a team R player, I'd be upset. But he doesn't and he is a team R (vs Uniparty) member, so it's good. We need someone on the non-Uniparty side actually doing it for us as our "hockey enforcer" (b/c look at the Santos case - how many Uniparty Rs were trashing him over and over?)...

Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 03:18 PM (exHjb)

313 "I will only support a candidate who wants to achieve things besides petty personal vindication."


Trump had a huge list of accomplishments as President. He's already put out specific policy proposals on a whole host of issues for his next time in office. But none of that matters to Ace because Trump roughed up Dreamboat DeSantis.



Posted by: MBunge at December 06, 2023 03:18 PM (2tWdQ)

314 Our side just sucks at politics.

We get one lucky victory by Hillary,being the most unlikable human being of all time, and we think that should mean Trump should be in charge of everything forever in GOP politics.

He’s been losing ever since

Posted by: Equate at December 06, 2023 03:18 PM (YtuAA)

315 Ace, since you're here it's worth noting that there was a military whistleblower who came out a week or so ago and confirmed (under oath IIRC) that the U.S. military is operating on American soil under command of British intelligence - and acting under Obama's final act in office, from Jan. 2017 - to censor and manipulate social media. Social media where news is discussed and where election matters involving that news are discussed, and those elections won and lost.

Pearl Harbor level news, and no one cares. No elections can be even remotely legitimate so long as those actions are occurring.

Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 06, 2023 03:18 PM (sIl7T)

316 What is "LGF?"

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 03:18 PM (JrojV)

317 Anyone exhausted by Trump should spend less time on ConBlogs and social media. People who aren't on those all day are not worn out. It's 100% self-induced, which is why the normies do not care.

Posted by: Little Larry Sellers at December 06, 2023 03:18 PM (zdYK9)

318 Johnson's shit-canning of the FISA 702 provision was worth all the sturm und drang, imho. The IC's need to be pruned to a stump before their plan to kill the Republic goes into phase 2. So, no, I don't feel the need to shit on Gaetz.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 06, 2023 03:18 PM (IG4Id)

319 Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 03:12 PM (KRtlO)

Again reality is not voting for the Republican nominee is just another way of voting for the Dem nominee. If you have no problem with that then I understand the logic. It’s why we lost two Senate run offs in GA and the Governorship in Kentucky.

Posted by: Drive by at December 06, 2023 03:19 PM (MNhXM)

320 There are definitely SOME people who act like they’re in a Trump cult. It’s people who never see anything negative about him.
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Of the people that I know who voted for Trump and plan on voting for him again, that describes 0.

That might be anecdotal, but it's not like "Trumpers would applaud if he shit his pants" is a scientific sampling in contrast.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 03:19 PM (krQz2)

321 Trump will lose because 15% of Republicans refused to vote for him, and because the Democrat party votes almost 100% against him. Save your prayers for Trump
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Probably.
Because this country is in the shit. No one guy is fixing it.
This ain't Mystery Date for President.

Behind Door #2 of "Not Trump" is also certain defeat in November.

Not sure what kind of sale you can make on "Trump but he loses" or "not Trump, but he also loses."

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice - Personality Commentator at December 06, 2023 03:19 PM (ZvNp2)

322 Because if we're going to have boobs in government, let's have real boobs in government.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

Have you reconsidered supporting me!??!?! I have boobs!!! They're real, and they're spectacular!!!

Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 06, 2023 03:19 PM (JCZqz)

323 The argument for a very long time from conservatives is that we'd rather risk losing to Democrats than keep electing establishment GOP because there's no difference in results between the two, and every RINO in office is a barrier to entry for a actual conservatives.

If we're gonna get fucked either way (and we will), it oughta at least be blameable on actual members of the DNC.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 06, 2023 03:19 PM (2ocoG)

324 @247 Yudhisthira's Dice-no, lets get worked up over a sideshow by a useless limp dick party. WINNING!!!

Posted by: JROD at December 06, 2023 03:20 PM (IlL6s)

325
Suddenly having LGF flashbacks

Posted by: Bngo at December 06, 2023 03:15 PM


I'd have to reveal my LGF nic, and have Granny Winger back it up, but I have a helluva story to tell you about that c-sucker. It involves a Hat Tip, the Jerusalem Post, and the New York Times. Just to name a few. A real piece of work. But decent computer skills and the ability to redirect net traffic to avoid embarrassment. Mama W was there when it happened.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 06, 2023 03:20 PM (enJYY)

326 Our side just sucks at politics.

We get one lucky victory
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What's this "our" and "we" mean, kemosabe?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 06, 2023 03:20 PM (0FoWg)

327 285 When Trump gets back on the news cycle where he’s the top story every single day, you will see the polls flip. Because he’s in the background, he looks more reasonable .
Posted by: Equate at December 06, 2023 03:14 PM (YtuAA)

Yep, non-stop ads of J6, lawsuits, impeachment and the Dems are holding it all back until he gets the nomination.

Posted by: WisRich at December 06, 2023 03:20 PM (G0vdT)

328 305 If you want any of them to give a single flying fuck at a rolling donut, you better come up with about $100B, a big street gang, and some foreign armies and their treasuries to back your shit up. That's the only language they can hear, let alone understand.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 06, 2023 03:17 PM (0FoWg)

They're all rich enough that they'll never have to work again.

The only thing they fear is being physically gotten to. And with all the armed guards in DC, well, the only one who can get to them is good ol' Vlad and his cup of Novichok Tea.

Posted by: XTC at December 06, 2023 03:20 PM (sm6Pk)

329 I wouldn't really mind some of the other candidates maybe mentioning that something bad happened to the (R) president in the 2020 elections and we need to address it.

I don't know if that counts as "personal vindictive whatever", but it would be nice to have that as an election topic at some point in the process.

Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 06, 2023 03:21 PM (sIl7T)

330 "There are definitely SOME people who act like they’re in a Trump cult."


And on the other side are the people whose problem with Trump is pretty clearly emotional and not rational, like Ace.

Posted by: MBunge at December 06, 2023 03:21 PM (2tWdQ)

331 If Gaetz baited everyone, I'd agree. But this is a 1-on-1 tiff, so him calling out McCarthy to trash him ever coming back politically - good. I mean, it's not the 1st time a politician has trashed another - even Dems do it to each other when they hate each other.

I'm just glad that Gaetz was willing to say f*** you to McCarthy instead of the usual "my friend, my colleague, I wish him well horses***. It gives me hope that there's someone with a pair on our side.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 06, 2023 03:21 PM (I/Qkd)

332 302 Posted by: JROD at December 06, 2023 03:16 PM (IlL6s)

IT IS ALL WE HAVE AT THIS POINT!

Please share for me the secret recipe that can undo the 20+ year rolling clusterfuck of American governance overnight.

Sincerely I am dying to hear it.

Silver dimes?

What give the democrats 525 slots on the Hill and Senate with the Presidency coupled with their domination of the SES class?

Let me in on the secret Freedom Caucus battleplan.

They have not let me in on it despite my high level donations over the years to the point that they STILL call me personally at times begging since I closed my wallet in 2020.

Clue me in because in all my contacts with three major pacs over the years I have seen no evidence of ANY of them actually having a plan.

The fucking democrats have plans for the American people down to whether or not they will be allowed to use toilet paper by 2050 we have tantrums.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:21 PM (X0I7i)

333 >What is "LGF?"


who wants to explain

Posted by: Don Black at December 06, 2023 03:21 PM (geLO8)

334 I'm confused. Are we mad at Gaetz because he did what he said he would do or are we mad at Trump because the media lied 24/7/365 for 6 years about him or is it Mrs. Luntz for being a lying cuck that was never going to do what he said we was going to do?

Because in my humble opinion I'm only upset with Mrs. Luntz and triply so for this immature stunt of taking his bruised and purple balls home and not playing anymore.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at December 06, 2023 03:22 PM (17s+e)

335 I blame Trump exhaustion on the media. It was the media making a big drama about everything Trump did. I'm not going to blame one person for what other people, playing political games, decide to do to try to associate drama and discomfort and chaos with him.

Trump was not the circus; the media was the circus. They were trying to distract him, hobble him, and make him odious. Plus, they are unstable, hysterical, stubbornly ignorant idiots. I refuse to have my perceptions manipulated like that by people like that.

Posted by: Emmie at December 06, 2023 03:22 PM (NIkq3)

336 Ace, you may be proceeding from a false assumption here. I don't think Republicans want a large majority. A slim majority allows them to campaign on the things the base wants without ever having to suffer any consequences by actually delivering. We saw that on abortion for decades.

It's just like the filibuster in the Senate - if the money people want something that goes against the base you'll see a half dozen members in safe districts stand on some newly acquired principle and vote with the Democrats.

Politics in the US have become a conspiracy by both parties against the citizen.

Posted by: Ace's liver at December 06, 2023 03:22 PM (wGeit)

337 314 Our side just sucks at politics.



Tru dat.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 03:22 PM (tJsiW)

338 318 Johnson's shit-canning of the FISA 702 provision was worth all the sturm und drang, imho. The IC's need to be pruned to a stump before their plan to kill the Republic goes into phase 2. So, no, I don't feel the need to shit on Gaetz.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 06, 2023 03:18 PM (IG4Id)

That would be HUGE! Is that official? The House will not reapprove it?

Posted by: Nova Local at December 06, 2023 03:22 PM (exHjb)

339 What is "LGF?"


who wants to explain


Is it "LOL, get f*****d?"

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 03:23 PM (JrojV)

340 327

Whatever amount of Trump news you think you’re getting now, times it by 1000 if he’s the nominee

The guy is total cringe and puts his foot in his mouth at least 10 times a day

He can’t help himself and will try to be the front of every new cycle every day. Trump fatigue is real, even the people that agree with him on everything is just sick of him.

Posted by: Equate at December 06, 2023 03:23 PM (YtuAA)

341
... A lot of you have vowed you'd never vote for the "globalist" DeSantis...


Ace, I don't believe that I've ever read these particular words in the comment section at all.

So, all you NeverDeSantisoids show yourselves. Be loud and proud cuz that doesn't seem like a thing to me.

But, I'm willing to be wrong.

Oh, and I don't mean some a-hole Moby who shows up to stir the pot, cuz they mean nothing. I means real Morons and Ettes.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 06, 2023 03:23 PM (QzZeQ)

342 I really wish I could be "exhausted by Trump", I really wish it were the case that Trump would "just go away".

But, just like in 2016, I don't have that option on my own. And that year, I said to everybody that *I* was rolling dice.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 03:23 PM (krQz2)

343 316 Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 03:18 PM (JrojV)

An example of a blogger who hated his commentariat and success so he threw out the former and lost the latter.

Little Green Footballs and Jharles Chonson the Jazz Flautist

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:23 PM (X0I7i)

344 Something's going on at UNLV- active shooter reported.

Posted by: Moonbeam at December 06, 2023 03:24 PM (rbKZ6)

345 Politics in the US have become a conspiracy by both parties against the citizen.
Posted by: Ace's liver at December 06, 2023 03:22 PM (wGeit)


This.

Posted by: Emmie at December 06, 2023 03:24 PM (NIkq3)

346 Little Green Footballs. Blog owner Went bug-fuck crazy.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 06, 2023 03:24 PM (R4t5M)

347 Yep, non-stop ads of J6, lawsuits, impeachment and the Dems are holding it all back until he gets the nomination.
Posted by: WisRich

It's true...the average voter has no idea how evil and dastardly Trump is!!! If only the media would tell them!

DU and other similar sites have been showcasing a lot of Trump speeches recently where he stumbles over his words, loses his train of thought, etc. claiming HE'S the one slipping with dementia. Internal hopium, or a trial balloon for a larger media campaign?

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at December 06, 2023 03:24 PM (JCZqz)

348 Regular order.
You are not going to get it from a narrow majority and you sure as hell will not get it from he minority in both houses.

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You aren't going to get it period.

There isn't enough money in regular order for it to be more than a campaign slogan.

No one is coming to save us. Period

Posted by: Just Lily at December 06, 2023 03:24 PM (tAZwP)

349 343 Little Green Footballs and Jharles Chonson the Jazz Flautist
Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:23 PM (X0I7i)

*Jizz Flautist

Posted by: XTC at December 06, 2023 03:25 PM (sm6Pk)

350 Ah, "Little Green Footballs." Thanks.

*makes note to add this to list of acronyms and initialisms*

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 03:25 PM (JrojV)

351 344 Posted by: Moonbeam at December 06, 2023 03:24 PM (rbKZ6)

Well they have established that they can roll LV law enforcement to "keep the narrative" so why not?

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:25 PM (X0I7i)

352
And on the other side are the people whose problem with Trump is pretty clearly emotional and not rational, like Ace.
Posted by: MBunge at December 06, 2023 03:21 PM (2tWdQ)

Ace has given very rational reasons. You may disagree of course. And yes plenty of TDS sufferers out there.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 03:25 PM (tJsiW)

353 LGF....Little Green Footballs.

Posted by: Joe Biden, Professional Pants Soiler at December 06, 2023 03:25 PM (mQ8ar)

354 What is "LGF?"

Charles Johnson's blog. He's a sixth-tier jazz guitarist who used to pretend to be conservative until he got his grabbing hands on some liberal pussy.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 06, 2023 03:25 PM (2ocoG)

355 I blame Trump exhaustion on the media. It was the media making a big drama about everything Trump did. I'm not going to blame one person for what other people, playing political games, decide to do to try to associate drama and discomfort and chaos with him.

Trump was not the circus; the media was the circus. They were trying to distract him, hobble him, and make him odious. Plus, they are unstable, hysterical, stubbornly ignorant idiots. I refuse to have my perceptions manipulated like that by people like that.

Posted by: Emmie at December 06, 2023 03:22 PM (NIkq3)

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Well-said, Emmie.

Posted by: ShainS -- CISA Cognitive Security Agent at December 06, 2023 03:26 PM (XL13p)

356 349 Posted by: XTC at December 06, 2023 03:25 PM (sm6Pk)

Eh....

I miss a lot of the old crew, and I am just about ready for the porch.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:26 PM (X0I7i)

357 I don't know if that counts as "personal vindictive whatever", but it would be nice to have that as an election topic at some point in the process.
Posted by: Nikki Haley


Obviously the reason is that the MSM has successfully programmed the narrative that any questions of the election are kookoo-banana pants. Sucks, but true. And, yes, the GOP candidates should have been planning a campaign to address it with allies. My stupid guess that they are anticipating a 2024 monstrous narrative that will dwarf the 2020 election fraud.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 06, 2023 03:26 PM (IG4Id)

358 McCarthy's district is solid red, so the seat will be filled (hopefully) soon. As AOP pointed out, it's not like his was a reliable conservative vote anyway...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at December 06, 2023 03:26 PM (MeG8a)

359 ... A lot of you have vowed you'd never vote for the "globalist" DeSantis...


Ace, I don't believe that I've ever read these particular words in the comment section at all.

So, all you NeverDeSantisoids show yourselves. Be loud and proud cuz that doesn't seem like a thing to me.


You are both wrong and right. There are at least a half dozen on this site who vowed they would ONLY vote for Trump. That's just another way of saying they wouldn't vote for DeSantis, whatever the reason.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 06, 2023 03:26 PM (I/Qkd)

360 Little Green Footballs and Jharles Chonson the Jazz Flautist
Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:23 PM (X0I7i)

*Jizz Flautist
Posted by: XTC


Does this have something to do with the husband and wife jazz musicians who had a great sax life?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 03:26 PM (JrojV)

361 I blame Trump exhaustion on the media. It was the media making a big drama about everything Trump did. I'm not going to blame one person for what other people, playing political games, decide to do to try to associate drama and discomfort and chaos with him.

Trump was not the circus; the media was the circus. They were trying to distract him, hobble him, and make him odious. Plus, they are unstable, hysterical, stubbornly ignorant idiots. I refuse to have my perceptions manipulated like that by people like that.

Posted by: Emmie

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DON'T YOU KNOW HE SAID TO DRINK BLEACH?!!!

Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 06, 2023 03:27 PM (sIl7T)

362 We should have a CFP thread to angry up the blood. Morons are just too laid back.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 06, 2023 03:27 PM (aD39U)

363 The thing with Trump is I don’t see how more ads will change anything. He’s been called a Nazi for 8 years. At some point it all just becomes noise.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 03:27 PM (tJsiW)

364 I do not understand why Republicans cannot be smart about the use of power. Republicans had control of the House, and they let their minor differences wither their control away until it has become inconsequential. In each degradation, Republicans become willing to betray their constituencies for their own egos.
Kevin McCarthy signed up for a two year gig. He needs to stay in office for two years. The rest of the Republicans should stop expelling Republicans the Democrats do not like. How do you tell somebody, day after day, to stop being born yesterday? How many turnip trucks can Republicans fall off from?

Posted by: william ferrin at December 06, 2023 03:27 PM (B0UNs)

365 Ace, I don't believe that I've ever read these particular words in the comment section at all.

I have, daily.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 06, 2023 03:27 PM (2ocoG)

366 >What is "LGF?"
who wants to explain
Posted by: Don Black at December 06, 2023 03:21 PM (geLO
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I'll take a crack at it.

Per the COA-P (Compendium of Acronyms, Political), "LGF" expands to "Low-Grade Food." LGF is not usually literally low-grade food, but rather refers to the nature of Washington politics as being a lot like the institutional foodstuffs served in venues like prisons. It masquerades as, for example, "steak and potatoes" but is really a foul-tasting and foul-smelling slurry that seldom resembles its namesake.

American national politics resemble this "LGF" in that it presents itself as serious work done by august bodies, but is in actuality a bunch of psychopaths and retards drooling all over the furniture.

Posted by: This definition is fake but accurate at December 06, 2023 03:27 PM (kBSKe)

367 Also Obama never said "my muslim faith"

(and it was neat to see it corrected in real time by his interviewer)

Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 06, 2023 03:27 PM (sIl7T)

368 >Little Green Footballs. Blog owner Went bug-fuck crazy.


he posted pictures of his bicycle

Posted by: Don Black at December 06, 2023 03:27 PM (geLO8)

369 I'm not voting for anything with an R after its name, regardless, so I'm just watching the game on mute at this point.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 06, 2023 03:27 PM (9UlRk)

370 McCarthy's district is solid red, so the seat will be filled (hopefully) soon. As AOP pointed out, it's not like his was a reliable conservative vote anyway...
Posted by: gourmand du jour at December 06, 2023 03:26 PM (MeG8a)


how soon ?

Posted by: runner at December 06, 2023 03:28 PM (V13WU)

371 And yet, one of the primary reasons Johnson got kudos was because he started releasing the Jan 6 tapes. The focus (IMO) would be to tear through them and identify FBI agents and informants instigating most of the activities and actions. BUT, what does Johnson do? He requires faces to be blurred before release to public. And, all they needed was one single FBI agent identified and Christopher Wray's adamant denial of involvement to Rep. Clay Higgins under oath is fair game for contempt charges.

Different day, same assholes.
Posted by: Orson at December 06, 2023 02:55 PM (dIske)

They have the unblurred originals, so they could do all that themselves officially if they feel the need without possibly exposing an "innocent" agent to public attacks.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 06, 2023 03:28 PM (eoQWY)

372 @332 Sven-believe it or not there is a history of fail by the Republicans BEFORE TRUMP. They were never this winning political juggernaut. You don't have a fucking thing. Period. End of story other than standing with your dick in your hand and "vote harder".

What have I got? The same fucking thing. It's called reality. I don't like it, I'm not conceding anything. Politics mattering on the national level(?) that ship fucking sailed in 2020.

The only thing that'll matter what any of us do is when the mob is at our fucking door.

Posted by: JROD at December 06, 2023 03:28 PM (IlL6s)

373 One word, GTFO

Posted by: Maj. Healey at December 06, 2023 03:28 PM (eYF7X)

374
I'm the furthest from a Trump cultist you could imagine. Never watched a minute of his show. Find him pretty slovenly actually. Never cared for New Yorker's much and he is *so* that.

He's the worst (R) candidate. Except for everyone else.

Ron needs to surround himself with some different people. When he was re-elected they tossed his salad with a chant of 'Two More Years'.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 06, 2023 03:28 PM (enJYY)

375 363 Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 03:27 PM (tJsiW)

Yes and the noise reduced to its core is "NAZ NAZI NAZI NAZI" with a tiny Jiminy Cricket saying "better economy and a less rabid civil service"...

if you think that is a high % gamble great.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:28 PM (X0I7i)

376 I remember people on here hating trump so much that they talked of voting for Hill Dog

Posted by: nckate at December 06, 2023 03:29 PM (SnxUt)

377 Posted by: naturalfake at December 06, 2023 03:23 PM (QzZeQ

Not DeSantis specifically but indicated they would stay home if Trump was not the nominee.

Posted by: Drive by at December 06, 2023 03:29 PM (MNhXM)

378 Where is McCarthy's district?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 03:29 PM (JrojV)

379 How many turnip trucks can Republicans fall off from?

It all makes sense once you accept the UniParty.

Posted by: The UniParty Is Real at December 06, 2023 03:29 PM (0tfeq)

380 JROD-take a pill.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 06, 2023 03:29 PM (I/Qkd)

381 I'd have to reveal my LGF nic, and have Granny Winger back it up, but I have a helluva story to tell you about that c-sucker. It involves a Hat Tip, the Jerusalem Post, and the New York Times. Just to name a few. A real piece of work. But decent computer skills and the ability to redirect net traffic to avoid embarrassment. Mama W was there when it happened.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 06, 2023 03:20 PM (enJYY)

I am intrigued. I also have no idea what my LGF nic was back then - that was a long time ago now

Bulg - little green footballs, until Charles did the heel turn

Posted by: Milquetoast Mortgage-Paying Neighbor in Flyover Country at December 06, 2023 03:29 PM (5C4od)

382 Ace, I don't believe that I've ever read these particular words in the comment section at all.

I have, daily.
Posted by: Ian S.

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I'd be interested to see today's. Or yesterday's. Or anytime this week.

Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 06, 2023 03:29 PM (sIl7T)

383 Reports of an active shooter at UNLV. Let the news cycle begin...

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 06, 2023 03:29 PM (2cS/G)

384 I like De Santis... Sorry his campaign imploded... There are two running I won't vote for... Christie and Haley...

Posted by: It's me donna at December 06, 2023 03:30 PM (n2vyf)

385 How soon? Not soon enough, surely.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at December 06, 2023 03:30 PM (MeG8a)

386
if you think that is a high % gamble great.
Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:28 PM (X0I7i)


I’m on team meatball dude.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 03:30 PM (tJsiW)

387 346 Little Green Footballs. Blog owner Went bug-fuck crazy.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 06, 2023 03:24 PM (R4t5M)

He's not crazy, he's just on the other side

The irony

Posted by: Milquetoast Mortgage-Paying Neighbor in Flyover Country at December 06, 2023 03:30 PM (5C4od)

388 >Little Green Footballs. Blog owner Went bug-fuck crazy.
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More importantly in people's memory, he went ban-hammer-crazy. Banning people for simply advocating the "wrong opinion". Or saying something a sniff of "prejudice" in it.

He ended up denouncing conservatives, as a group, "racist", I think.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 03:30 PM (krQz2)

389 Let us remember that the drama of Trump is mostly created by the media and nasty Democrat/RINOs.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at December 06, 2023 03:31 PM (Mzdiz)

390 Not DeSantis specifically but indicated they would stay home if Trump was not the nominee.
Posted by: Drive by


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Tons of Trump voters absolutely would. IIRC it was witnessed in Kentucky fairly recently.

True wisdom comes when it's realized that it's not white people.

Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 06, 2023 03:31 PM (sIl7T)

391 Because if we're going to have boobs in government, let's have real boobs in government.

Mannix 2024? You know he’d be able to get that done

Posted by: Kratwurst at December 06, 2023 03:31 PM (i/LKe)

392 You are both wrong and right. There are at least a half dozen on this site who vowed they would ONLY vote for Trump. That's just another way of saying they wouldn't vote for DeSantis, whatever the reason.
Posted by: Archimedes at December 06, 2023 03:26 PM (I/Qkd)


Well, okay.

All you OnlyTrumpers...be loud and proud.

Are there any Morons or Ettes out there who absolutely would not vote for anyone but Trump?

Again this isn't an argument that I've heard.

And again I'm willing to be wrong.

Sound off!

Posted by: naturalfake at December 06, 2023 03:31 PM (QzZeQ)

393
This Trump cult stuff, does it involve lithesome young lasses buying me a Rolls Royce and handing me their family fortune?

I can dye my hair orange if so. Will need to work on the bitch tits.

Posted by: Auspex at December 06, 2023 03:31 PM (j4U/Z)

394 I just hope Ace stays away from Conservative Treehouse.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 03:31 PM (JrojV)

395 The more the Deep State and Marxists want to shut down Trump for President he is getting stronger.

Posted by: Skip at December 06, 2023 03:31 PM (fwDg9)

396 Fair to say, all GOP disappoints.

Posted by: SH (no more socks) at December 06, 2023 03:31 PM (sX1BW)

397 214, one item to mention is that people in Florida hate DeSantis now because he basically abandoned them as soon as he was elected governor again.

Posted by: Jaimo at December 06, 2023 03:32 PM (DBrN4)

398 With McCarthy gone what GOPe critter will conservatives focus there fire on? Miss Lindsay, pathetic but too easy, like kicking a retarded kitten. Bushes and Cheneys are out. Romney is obviously the lamest of ducks. Ronna is kind of obvious. So who else?

Posted by: Smell the Glove at December 06, 2023 03:32 PM (wukIh)

399 There was some damning stuff out about Joe today.. Cue the shooter

Posted by: The FBI at December 06, 2023 03:32 PM (n2vyf)

400 The little I know of LGF, I learned from people here.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 06, 2023 03:32 PM (R4t5M)

401 Little Green Footballs. Blog owner Went bug-fuck crazy.
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That's just crazy talk, fellas.

Posted by: Matt Drudge at December 06, 2023 03:32 PM (lf83v)

402 Surprise! Trump doesn’t need you. Blow your nose . Dry your eyes. Everybody.

Posted by: Hokey Pokey at December 06, 2023 03:32 PM (FlJ+H)

403 >268 The reverse corollary is also true. If the assholes would quit shitting on us, we wouldn't need to send a dick to fuck them.



The problem is the GOPe is a prolapsed asshole. It can't stop shitting on us. The more dicks we send, the worse it gets.

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (lqvOK)

404 McCarthy's district is Fresno, CA. roughly speaking.
Home of VDH and Devin Nunez.
Also Free Republic blog.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (MeG8a)

405 Any other Republican would easily be Joe Biden. But because our side has built this cult around Trump, we’re gonna have to lose a very winnable election (again) because of some bullshit that every other Republican is a RINO except Trump that outspent Obama and locked the country down as Fauci commanded him.

But we’re gonna have to get this out of our system one more time. And I’m sure next election, loser Trump will be teasing if he runs again. And probably will

The GOP’s Adlai Stevenson still claiming what a big winner he is and we get tired of all the winning


I want the border secured as much as the next guy, but Trump has been a curse on the GOP

Posted by: Equate at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (YtuAA)

406 I'd be interested to see today's. Or yesterday's. Or anytime this week.

Control-F "JROD" Enter

Posted by: Ian S. at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (2ocoG)

407 354 What is "LGF?"

Charles Johnson's blog. He's a sixth-tier jazz guitarist who used to pretend to be conservative until he got his grabbing hands on some liberal pussy.
Posted by: Ian S. at December 06, 2023 03:25 PM (2ocoG)


I don't think Johnson ever pretended to be conservative. After 9/11 he was saying things security hawks on the right wanted to hear, and we all just sort of assumed he agreed with us on other issues. But he was always a leftist, and once the conversation shifted away from 9/11 he found himself at odds with the rather sizeable conservative contingent in his audience.

Of course, he's more prideful than average and started banning everyone who disagreed with him. That's the source of a lot of the bitterness.

Posted by: Ace's liver at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (wGeit)

408 Trump will definitely repel many voters.

Trump will definitely bring in a lot of voters.

I simply don't know which number is bigger.

Posted by: SH (no more socks) at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (sX1BW)

409 Something's going on at UNLV- active shooter reported.

Posted by: Moonbeam at December 06, 2023 03:24 PM (rbKZ6)

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The last time The Running Rebels had an active shooter was "Sudden Sam" Smith back in '77.

Posted by: ShainS -- CISA Cognitive Security Agent at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (ZZRSz)

410 51 >>>Yeah, Gaetz did us a HUGE favor. If we're gonna throw the House in 2024 like we did in elections past, at least this time, the seats being thrown are the Uniparty ones, and not the real Repub ones...it's better to have the person in charge actually NOT be Uniparty...and that's finally who we have in Johnson.

Come on, that was blind luck. That was like firing a gun into a packed church and having the bullet miss everyone and fly out the window.

it's not just this. I'm just tired of the whole Congressman/Influencer hybrid schtick. As with the Kardashians, individual user experience may vary depending on how much one likes the influencer.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:40 PM (KRtlO)

We should cede another form of media to the dems because its tiring?
Or learn to fight a new war... I don't like it either BUT, I've lived to see all other forms of media abandoned.

Posted by: Inogame at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (53oGX)

411 Regarding Gaetz, it should be clear that after the FBI investigated Gaetz and later dropped the charges, he has stopped publicly criticizing Democrats and instead has been torpedoing the Republican caucus. Is it not obvious that he is a CHS for the FBI? Sure, he asks conservative questions in Committee, but then he goes on X and flames all his fellow Republicans. How many times have you seen Gaetz go after Democrats, much less with the fervor he takes on Republicans?

Posted by: william ferrin at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (X34DD)

412 372 Posted by: JROD at December 06, 2023 03:28 PM (IlL6s)

Get bent you blackpiller.

Jesus Christ you geniuses are the people at a card table who say, "well since I have lost six hands of Euchre in a row let's play Russian Roulette."

You have a properly educated generation of kids versed in traditional American civics in your back pocket?

No

You have an organized political movement that can figure out how to splinter the democrat suicide cult's most sane factions?

No

You have a way for the US Military to take its dick safely out of three continents?

No

But by Jove you know that you do not like what the people who are organized are doing.

I went through my blackpill phase, then when I was an asshole here nonstop I had the dignity to leave and make my peace with not getting what I wanted out of the GOP other than "not having literal communists in total control."

Let me let you in on a little secret, I am goddamned near financially bulletproof for my standard of living. I grew up literally in the projects, my first apartment was literally a converted porch. I can be quite content in a democrat hellhole if need be.

A lot of butthurt republicans can't.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (X0I7i)

413 183 >>>
And Trump did a bunch of shit facing far greater opposition when he was in office

i love that finished wall that mexico paid for, and I love that trump refused to go along with Fauci's demands to shut down the country, and I love how Trump is so courageous in fighting the transgender lobby and the woke corporations

oh wait he didn't do any of that, he was too busy running his fucking mouth on twitter
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:58 PM (KRtlO)

Now now Ace, don't forget how Trump courageously tweeted "LAW AND ORDER" while rioters burned down the country and set up autonomous zones. Ron DeSantis could never do that. All DeSantis did was make sure that the FDLE cracked down on rioting and passed legislation to allow drivers to run over rioters and further crack down on the violence. All uniparty moves by DeSantis directed by the Bush family and Soros.

Posted by: Keyser at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (9ZGzn)

414 Didja see Time's Twit of the Year's explanation of her success?

TIME
@TIME
Taylor Swift on re-recording her old albums: “I’m collecting horcruxes. I’m collecting infinity stones. Gandalf’s voice is in my head every time I put out a new one. For me, it is a movie now”

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She didn't mention Yoda so I'm not buying it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (FVME7)

415 How many turnip trucks can Republicans fall off from?

It all makes sense once you accept the UniParty.
Posted by: The UniParty Is Real at December 06, 2023 03:29 PM (0tfeq)
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Uniparty makes it sound too evenly split.

The Democrats have to lie to their base about some things that might tamp down the corporate graft coming in.

But the Republicans purpose is to occupy the seats that conservatives would otherwise control.

It's the Party that embedded themselves in their 40-year rule of DC and the facade party that takes up seats that otherwise would represent conservative interests.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 03:34 PM (krQz2)

416 Wear pants that don't cover your testicles. Get attention that way.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 06, 2023 03:34 PM (J8LnB)

417 398 With McCarthy gone what GOPe critter will conservatives focus there fire on? Miss Lindsay, pathetic but too easy, like kicking a retarded kitten. Bushes and Cheneys are out. Romney is obviously the lamest of ducks. Ronna is kind of obvious. So who else?
Posted by: Smell the Glove at December 06, 2023 03:32 PM (wukIh)

Massie. Said stupid shit that allowed Chucklefuck Schumer to have the moral high ground.

Posted by: XTC at December 06, 2023 03:34 PM (sm6Pk)

418 400 The little I know of LGF, I learned from people here.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 06, 2023 03:32 PM (R4t5M)

Ah the old days. Makes me wish Den Beste was still kicking

Posted by: Milquetoast Mortgage-Paying Neighbor in Flyover Country at December 06, 2023 03:34 PM (5C4od)

419 When Trump gets back on the news cycle where he’s the top story every single day, you will see the polls flip. Because he’s in the background, he looks more reasonable .
Posted by: Equate at December 06, 2023 03:14 PM (YtuAA)

Yep, non-stop ads of J6, lawsuits, impeachment and the Dems are holding it all back until he gets the nomination.
Posted by: WisRich at December 06, 2023 03:20 PM (G0vdT)
******
Like I've said before we are in the lull period.
Just wait because the Dems and the MSM are about to go scorched earth.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 06, 2023 03:34 PM (NpAcC)

420 409 Posted by: ShainS -- CISA Cognitive Security Agent at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (ZZRSz)

I was gonna go with Larry Johnson but okay.

I far prefer the Runnin' Rebels (who are I guess due a rename) than most teams.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:34 PM (X0I7i)

421 Where is McCarthy's district?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 03:29 PM (JrojV)
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Very rural Californian just north of L. A. County.

Posted by: That guy who thinks people seem nice at December 06, 2023 03:34 PM (ScR16)

422 Trump repels more voters than he brings in.

I don’t really believe he brings in any new blood. Rural voters were already heavily voting GOP before Donald Trump.

Ultimately, we need to win the suburbs. Trump can’t do that.

Posted by: Equate at December 06, 2023 03:34 PM (YtuAA)

423 Gah!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at December 06, 2023 03:35 PM (ScR16)

424 I'll be voting for the R candidate, however whimsical that may be. Even tho' I'm unaffiliated.
Reminds me, I just got a jury summons. Day after Christmas.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at December 06, 2023 03:35 PM (MeG8a)

425 I believe I understand where people are coming from when they vow to not vote for anyone with an (R) after their name. I get it about "burn it all down." The problem I have is that I live in the house you are proposing to burn down. So if you succeed, thanks for nothing, Buddy.

Posted by: Emmie at December 06, 2023 03:35 PM (NIkq3)

426 @380 Archimedes-whoa boy I'll never recover from that sick burn.

Maybe you should take a pill that helps you answer honest questions from TJM when posed to you instead of tucking tail and running.

Posted by: JROD at December 06, 2023 03:35 PM (IlL6s)

427 How can there be a shooter at UNLV? Surely the campus is a gun free zone.

Posted by: Montec at December 06, 2023 03:35 PM (tJsiW)

428 418 Posted by: Milquetoast Mortgage-Paying Neighbor in Flyover Country at December 06, 2023 03:34 PM (5C4od)

SDB and Doc Zero were the cat's jammies and Treacher and Patterico were still sane.

I look back at those days and it makes me ill literally at where we are.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:35 PM (X0I7i)

429
I am intrigued. I also have no idea what my LGF nic was back then - that was a long time ago now

Bulg - little green footballs, until Charles did the heel turn

Posted by: Milquetoast Mortgage-Paying Neighbor in Flyover Country at December 06, 2023 03:29 PM


Someday when Mama/Granny W is around I'll tell the story as she can back up the account. My nic back then is probably still the first hit you'd get on a Google/Bing search. When you generate tens of millions of hits on a blog/international news it tends to get noticed by the search engines. But Charles was a piece of work at the end.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 06, 2023 03:35 PM (enJYY)

430 After 9/11 he was saying things security hawks on the right wanted to hear, and we all just sort of assumed he agreed with us on other issues. But he was always a leftist, and once the conversation shifted away from 9/11 he found himself at odds with the rather sizeable conservative contingent in his audience.

sounds like allahpundit

Posted by: brak at December 06, 2023 03:36 PM (AR07F)

431 Something's going on at UNLV- active shooter reported.
__________

Doing their best to make the former and future Oakland sports teams feel at home.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 06, 2023 03:36 PM (lf83v)

432 I could sort of understand the Trump cult’s position if the only person he was running against was his future VP, Nikki Haley. But we have better options.

Posted by: Equate at December 06, 2023 03:36 PM (YtuAA)

433 425 I believe I understand where people are coming from when they vow to not vote for anyone with an (R) after their name. I get it about "burn it all down." The problem I have is that I live in the house you are proposing to burn down. So if you succeed, thanks for nothing, Buddy.
Posted by: Emmie at December 06, 2023 03:35 PM (NIkq3)

There's a reason people constantly say "Buy Ammo".

Posted by: XTC at December 06, 2023 03:36 PM (sm6Pk)

434 I'd be interested to see today's. Or yesterday's. Or anytime this week.

Control-F "JROD" Enter
Posted by: Ian S.

--

Enthusiastic about things and criticizing the Trump vs DeSantis topic yes, but I didn't see where he said NeverDesantis.

Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 06, 2023 03:36 PM (sIl7T)

435 but Trump has been a curse on the GOP


A curse on the GOPe. Which is what I want.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 06, 2023 03:37 PM (JrojV)

436 nood update

Posted by: BruceWayne at December 06, 2023 03:37 PM (CIS44)

437 Unless Trump is in jail and probably even then, he will be the nominee.. Love him or hate him

Posted by: It's me donna at December 06, 2023 03:37 PM (n2vyf)

438 430 sounds like allahpundit
Posted by: brak at December 06, 2023 03:36 PM (AR07F)

Did we ever find out if allah is or isn't Josh Barro?

Posted by: XTC at December 06, 2023 03:37 PM (sm6Pk)

439 But we’re gonna have to get this out of our system one more time. And I’m sure next election, loser Trump will be teasing if he runs again. And probably will

The GOP’s Adlai Stevenson still claiming what a big winner he is and we get tired of all the winning


I want the border secured as much as the next guy, but Trump has been a curse on the GOP

Posted by: Equate
===

Concern troll status:

NOT CONCERNED __

CONCERNED X

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at December 06, 2023 03:37 PM (17s+e)

440 Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (X0I7i)

I agree with you in general but you keep ignoring it was a specific promise made by McCarthy in exchange for the votes to make him speaker. Not some general conservatism issue. Not only that he made a back door deal with Pelosi that made him think he could break that promise without consequences.

Posted by: Drive by at December 06, 2023 03:37 PM (MNhXM)

441 Ron needs to surround himself with some different people. When he was re-elected they tossed his salad with a chant of 'Two More Years'.
---
As someone said yesterday, every person on his campaign staff should be fired and banned from any other campaign.

Because, Ron had nearly every possible positive one would need to unseat Trump.
And he's circling the drain, reduced to carping about DOA Nikkiii.
That's Scott Walker fail level work.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice - Personality Commentator at December 06, 2023 03:38 PM (ZvNp2)

442 Russian disinformation!

Townhall.com
@townhallcom
REPORTER: "Can you explain...why you interacted with so many of your son and brother's foreign business associates?!"

BIDEN: "I did not. It's just a bunch of LIES. They're LIES! I did not. They're lies!"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at December 06, 2023 03:38 PM (FVME7)

443 Wait, is Trump doing it or are people covering things Trump does and making it national exhausting news?

Because the only reason any of us know he said pussy and is a Russian spy is because Our Betters told us so. Constantly.
Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 06, 2023 03:12 PM (sIl7T)

So true There are several channels devoted to nothing more than pushing anti Trump propaganda 23 hours/day -not Trumps fault in the least

Posted by: LASue at December 06, 2023 03:39 PM (Ed8Zd)

444 The problem I have is that I live in the house you are proposing to burn down. So if you succeed, thanks for nothing, Buddy.

It either burns down around our heads - or we do the typical Republican thing, kick the can down the road, and it burns down around our great-grandkids heads. Going to burn either way.

Posted by: The UniParty Is Real at December 06, 2023 03:39 PM (0tfeq)

445 I was there as here "sven" and Kilgore Trout and I butted heads before the face heel turn.

That asshole convinced me that the benefits of blogging without a pseudonym far outweighed any benefit to it.

I am glad he did, and now "my own party" has a retard advocating outlawing anonymous blogging.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:39 PM (X0I7i)

446 Trump will definitely repel many voters.

Trump will definitely bring in a lot of voters.

I simply don't know which number is bigger.

Posted by: SH (no more socks) at December 06, 2023 03:33 PM (sX1BW)
---
This frames the first time I saw the facade party for what they were.

Republicans have to go to the middle to bring in the vote. Trump social politics were MOR almost more than any candidate previous to him.

And another reason is to bring in more of the minority vote. And Trump brings in the minority vote to the extent that nobody has seen from this other line of also-rans.

But the facade party didn't want Trump a lot more than I didn't want Trump.

And I started to see the fix.

Posted by: Axeman at December 06, 2023 03:39 PM (krQz2)

447 I guess Ace is also a concern troll then.

If I was a Democrat, I’d be pretending that Trump had a chance in hell and that “we” should nominate him.

The absolute only chance Joe Biden has is, if Trump is the nominee.

Posted by: Equate at December 06, 2023 03:40 PM (YtuAA)

448 389 Let us remember that the drama of Trump is mostly created by the media and nasty Democrat/RINOs.
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at December 06, 2023 03:31 PM (Mzdiz)


Exactly.

And to answer someone's question above, I would also happily vote for DeSantis. But not Haley.

Posted by: Emmie at December 06, 2023 03:40 PM (NIkq3)

449 Trump creates a lot of his own drama. I will concede the media plays a big hand, but Trump loves every minute of it is the problem.

Posted by: Equate at December 06, 2023 03:41 PM (YtuAA)

450 440 Posted by: Drive by at December 06, 2023 03:37 PM (MNhXM)

We are not going to win the CR game ever.

The media is the reason why, and Diogenes Lamp and I posited the solution and people cannot stand it.

The batshit wing of the democrat party LITERALLY held the old guard media at gunpoint in the 60s to cow them.

Cow them they did, all DL and I advocated was a little hardball "political influencing" that could be called uncharitably blackmail.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:41 PM (X0I7i)

451
I was there as here "sven" and Kilgore Trout and I butted heads before the face heel turn.

Have you noticed 'buzzsawmonkey' has appeared here recently? It's like the old gang getting together one last time.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 06, 2023 03:42 PM (enJYY)

452 Giant 8in poisonous spiders from China are set to invade the US: Nasty black and yellow insects will soon hit NY and New Jersey

Posted by: Don Black at December 06, 2023 03:42 PM (geLO8)

453 SDB and Doc Zero were the cat's jammies and Treacher and Patterico were still sane.

I look back at those days and it makes me ill literally at where we are.
Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:35 PM (X0I7i)

Yeah I think SDB and Wretchard and his Three Conjectures were my internet foundation for years. SDB's insight on surveying the political landscape and sorting by Jacksonians, Hamiltonians and Jeffersonians was pretty eye-opening. Still holds up. Trump=Jackson

Posted by: Milquetoast Mortgage-Paying Neighbor in Flyover Country at December 06, 2023 03:42 PM (5C4od)

454 Are there any Morons or Ettes out there who absolutely would not vote for anyone but Trump?

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DeStilettos has lost me, but of course I'd vote for him (or Vivek, who has no chance) -- but nobody else running (would vote for Larry Elder, who has no chance and I believe dropped out).

Posted by: ShainS -- CISA Cognitive Security Agent at December 06, 2023 03:43 PM (0PtO4)

455 451 Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 06, 2023 03:42 PM (enJYY)

If they have total control the only reason they have left for not killswitching the internet or forcing us into social credit at once is network mapping.

Some of the old gang are gathering over at Insty's....

the older members from back then are aging out or dying I think this or 2020 was our swan song.

I know when/if we lose this time I am probably "killing sven" and just pulling the fade....

I may drive around the country at random for four years and then go home.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:45 PM (X0I7i)

456 @412 sven-Silver dimes. Freedom Caucus. Black Piller.

The joke will be on you after Nov. 2024.

Posted by: JROD at December 06, 2023 03:46 PM (IlL6s)

457 453 Posted by: Milquetoast Mortgage-Paying Neighbor in Flyover Country at December 06, 2023 03:42 PM (5C4od)

Very much so, SDB had more brains at breakfast than Hannity has after ten meals.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:46 PM (X0I7i)

458 I don't care who becomes president.

I'm happy for Trump to spend the rest of his life as a lightning rod. Just not an elected lighting rod.

I will settle for a GOP House that functions like a legislature and not a soviet politboro. A gridlocked Senate would be an added bonus.

Posted by: Queequeg the Harpooner at December 06, 2023 03:46 PM (9X60i)

459 456 Posted by: JROD at December 06, 2023 03:46 PM (IlL6s)

Sure sport, I am resigned to defeat....why do you think I stopped funding the retard parade?

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:46 PM (X0I7i)

460 Nood

Posted by: rickb223 at December 06, 2023 03:47 PM (OGsvs)

461 Kilgore Trout

That one brings me back.

Forgot about buzzsawmonkey

If Ratatosk shows up, I'm out

Posted by: Milquetoast Mortgage-Paying Neighbor in Flyover Country at December 06, 2023 03:47 PM (5C4od)

462 There is no way the deep state lets Trump win.
This is why we have to abandon him?

Posted by: Eskimo at December 06, 2023 03:47 PM (h39WR)

463
I know when/if we lose this time I am probably "killing sven" and just pulling the fade...

We are not losing this time. History repeats. This is a repeat of the 1980 election. If RFK Jr pulls 10% - which I'd beat a rather large amount of money on. But he needs Secret Service protection which that vile piece of shit Biden won't agree to.

Which tells you everything you need to know.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 06, 2023 03:49 PM (enJYY)

464 The other thing is at my best back then and still now when I put on my dancing shoes my military historical analysis was top notch, and I have always understood and worked intermittently in information warfare theory.

The democrat party integrated PAO, PSYOPS, and Civil Affairs types into an integrated planning committee to some degree.

I'd bet my life on it, so while the majority of the force did lean right in the LGF era the donks did a better job actually utilizing what was won with blood overseas and took to treating US politics as essentially a foreign COIN influence operation including black PR to control the churn of the news cycle.

I will be very happy once I finally leave the reservation and quit caring....made easier still because once the blackpillers succeed in killing any opposition the US military will be manned by illegal aliens to a large degree in the combat arms.

That will change a lot.

Thanks and fuck you Dick Durbin.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:51 PM (X0I7i)

465 @462 Eskimo-es the deep state will not allow a Trump win. The rest of your comment is idiocy.

In your comment however pertaining to the Deep State you clearly do not see the problem. The Deep State will allow who to win? See the problem there? It'll bite you on the nose.....

Posted by: JROD at December 06, 2023 03:52 PM (IlL6s)

466 463 Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 06, 2023 03:49 PM (enJYY)

I have lived ate and breathed history for 43 years.

I have never considered it to be a high order of confidence predicative.

Reagan had a better populace.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:52 PM (X0I7i)

467 Thanks and fuck you Dick Durbin.
Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:51 PM (X0I7i)

Yeah they got pretty good at nurturing despair

And yet, desperation breeds potential action that can be very unpredictable

Posted by: Milquetoast Mortgage-Paying Neighbor in Flyover Country at December 06, 2023 03:56 PM (5C4od)

468
Reagan had a better populace.

Posted by: sven at December 06, 2023 03:52 PM


I don't think so. As bad as Carter was, and we both know he was horrible, he still pulled about 40% of the vote. The third party guy killed him.

Every hard core conservative should get a RFK Jr yard sign as soon as possible. I don't think anyone is gonna trash your lawn for pretending to support him.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 06, 2023 03:57 PM (enJYY)

469 Trump will lose because 15% of Republicans refused to vote for him, and because the Democrat party votes almost 100% against him. Save your prayers for Trump.
Posted by: ace at December 06, 2023 02:56 PM (KRtlO)

----------------

Would that be the Republicans who never vote Republican?

Posted by: Decaf at December 06, 2023 04:00 PM (3JfbU)

470 Biden will repel more voters that Trump.

Posted by: Eskimo at December 06, 2023 04:01 PM (h39WR)

471 Other people that demanding a lot of attention

Patton
Montgomery
Macarthur
Churchill

I'm not saying you're not allowed to be weary of all the drama, but maybe being an unbearable prima donna is the Yang to the Ying of being a leader capable of effecting change.

Posted by: Fenrisulven at December 06, 2023 04:02 PM (DN1IK)

472 Trump will be poised to win, Lindsey Graham will propose an abortion bill. You know, to motivate the "base". It's the GOP way.

Posted by: DOYLE at December 06, 2023 04:15 PM (Z8Yh2)

473 "Reagan had a better populace"

"I don't think so."

I know better. There was a time when a Marine falsely accused of Stolen Valor didn't need to ASK for people to stand up for him, they just did it. That's been lost, and it's indicative of a greater problem

Posted by: Fenrisulven at December 06, 2023 04:18 PM (DN1IK)

474 Greene has a point for sure. But Matt Gaetz is moving the needle and I'm forever grateful for it. He got freedom caucus members on the Rules committee.

But Mike Johnson is not proving to be an improvement.

Geeze, get the man some coffee and a clock so he can see what time it is!

Posted by: Close The Fed at December 06, 2023 04:23 PM (LeNk3)

475 Don't mock McCarthy on his way out? Lol, lmao even. Fuck all of these people, I WANT THIS SHIP TO CRASH.

Posted by: JB at December 06, 2023 04:32 PM (O3uss)

476 #474
I do not want the ship to crash. I know that Democrats are trying to crash the ship. If we let them crash the ship, there will be no coming back. There will be no future elections to prepare for. Kevin McCarthy knows this. He is getting off the train before its last stop, or getting off the ship before it sinks.

Posted by: william ferrin at December 06, 2023 05:19 PM (V51t5)

477 So fucking what? A Republicant who votes with Pedocrats? Oh no!

What if we don't have a fake majority in an illegitimate government body. What will we do?!?!

Bring on the civil war.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at December 06, 2023 07:16 PM (PchrF)

478 Dont Go away mad McCuckold McCarthy. Just go away. And take your buddy McCuckold McConnell with you

Posted by: retired military at December 07, 2023 09:14 AM (20QlO)

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