But at the expense of Republican chances in November?
What did we tell you? Oh, now we remember! The circular firing squad purging Republicans who doubt the divinity of Trump now is concentrating its fire on WI Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.
After the previous blogge went to press, Trump (The Old Pretender) tarred Vos with the dreaded “RINO” word and endorsed young Adam Steen, “who has had the courage to stand up strongly against ‘Speaker’ Vos.” Note the snarky quote marks. (More here.) Vos — so hated by Wisconsin progressives for his conservative governance — incurred the disgraced former President’s ire by refusing to do what cannot be done: wind back the clock and decertify Joe Biden’s victory in 2020, frogmarch the old man out of the White House, reinstall il Duce, and drag Nancy Pelosi by the ankles down the stairs, as one of Trump’s foot soldiers intended.
Steen could well prevail in Tuesday’s 08-09-22 primary election, but we say Vos gets 60% of the vote. (Make your own predictions!)
Will compromise save more unborn?
Kansas voters refused to expunge their state constitution’s guarantee of a right to abortion. What did we say? A small compromise, say, allowing abortions up to 15 weeks as Mississippi did, could win Wisconsin. Ultimately, such a compromise may save more lives than a hard-line stand demanding total abolition, which is likely to fail in favor of the liberals’ abortion on demand, or something close to it.
Fact is, Donald Trump’s revenge tour had a good day Tuesday 08-02-22. (Unlike many of our fellow Republicans, the Werkes is able to distinguish fact from desire.)
In Arizona, election unTruther Blake Masters, whose campaign was sponsored by PayPal founder Peter Thiel, won the GOP Senate primary. The nomination for governor is still out: Trump surrogate Kari Lake was leading Karrin Robson by less than 2 percentage points with 80% of the vote counted as of 10 this morning.
In Michigan, voters nominated Tudor Dixon for governor. She was backed by billionaire Betsy DeVos, who quit Trump’s cabinet in disgust after January 6. Trump only jumped aboard in the final days. Also in Michigan, one of the 10 Republican congress members to vote impeachment, Peter Meijer, lost to a Trumpite. Democrats who called January 6 a threat to democracy poured resources to defeat a congressman who stood up for that democracy. And we wonder why voters are cynical!
November 8 is proof of the pudding
Trump’s senate picks look like losers. J.D. Vance is 9 points down in Ohio’s open seat. As is Herschel Walker 9 points behind Raphael Warnock in Georgia. In Pennsylvania, Mehmet Oz is trailing a Democrat who was felled by a stroke. CNN claims Meijer’s loss means the Grand Rapids-based 3rd District seat will be one of the most competitive House contests in November’s midterm elections.
Will Kari Lake help elect a Democrat to replace Republican incumbent Doug Ducey in Arizona, a toss-up state? How does Blake Masters do against an American hero, astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of the nearly martyred Gabby Giffords? Will Trump’s appearance Friday 08-05-22 in Waukesha on behalf of Tim Michels swing Wisconsin his way? (Weigh in on our poll!)
“Will Jessica discover Chester’s affair? Will Benson discover Chester’s affair? Will Benson care? These questions — and many others — will be answered in the next episode of … Soap.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: That’s the real test: does Trump win or repel moderates and independents in November?
The GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH is watching Alex Jones go down in flames. His lawyer must have gone to the Kraken School of Law. tRump needs to hire this guy. Stupid and funny is a hard combo to beat.
PGA v LIV golf is a wonderful soap opera. And Musk v Twitter could beat Depp/Heard for ratings. And Alabama v A&M on 10/8???? Who needs elections?
What a wonderful time to be alive.
When I said a week ago I was tired of reading your writing about Trump, maybe I was being presumptuous. From the looks of the primary elections, his base of support would appear to be broader than yer average GOPer nominee and clearly greater than whoever the progs are putting up.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!
The clueless Blogge Idiot should speak for himself; Hopeless Changey is a talentless, RAYcist POS!
No scandals? Fear is a powerful motivator; the Hopeless Changey administration prosecuted more whistle-blowers under the Proglibocrat 1917 Espionage Act THAN_ALL_OTHER_ADMINISTRATIONS_COMBINED.
Growing economy? Real wages were stagnant, home ownership dropped to a 50-year low, and use of food stamps soared.
No new wars? Soldiers and fighter pilots deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan juuuuuuuust might disagree. Hopeless Changey is THE only POTUS to preside over eight years of uninterrupted war.
Affordable health care? Premiums skyrocketed, deductibles & co-pays soared, insurers left the exchanges in droves, and despicable Lefty Dr. Jonathan Gruber admitted the administration lied to the public to get the bill passed.
Post-Racial? Tavis Smiley (who is reportedly black): “Sadly — and it pains me to say this — over the last decade, bLACK FOLK, IN THE ERA OF OBAMA, HAVE LOST GROUND IN EVERY MAJOR ECONOMIC CATEGORY.” (bolds/caps/italics mine)
Anyone so mind-numbingly imbecilic that they LUV Hopeless Changey probably thought Juicy (sic) Smollett NOT GUILTY…
“Get your facts first, and then you can distort ’em as much as you please.” Samuel Clemens
Isn’t it a bit early for you’re trolling?
Seriously Richard it’s after noon on a day ending in “y”, don’t you have a bottle of bourbon and a roll of toilet paper to “nurse“.
You have such a wasted mind; so sad.
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Dang you need these:
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Patellar callouses from decades of…um…service to the cause will suffice…
Mark Kelly, an American hero?! Because he spun around the earth a few times in outer space and happened to be married to someone who got shot by a lunatic? Pretty low bar for heroism–even in these unheroic times. And as for Nancy Pelosi being dragged down the Capitol steps on Jan. 6th: good idea then, good idea now.
Fact is, Blaska, the Jan. 6th Political Retribution Tribunal has revived Trump’s fortunes whether you or I or anyone else like it or not.
After 18 months of “like a dull knife you just ain’t cuttin’, talking loud and saying nuthin'” (J.Brown) the commission drones on and on, while Biden’s poll numbers plummet and Trump’s rise.
A whole lot of average folks who are paying thru the nose for Biden’s numerous failings could give a sh!t about a failed 3-hour beer belly putsch that resulted in precisely one direct fatality: an unarmed female Trump supporter shot dead by a cop. (Say, what’s her name?)
Anyway, Trump packed up and left office 2 weeks later so how exactly did this now become the fall of the Republic is anyone’s guess.
Meanwhile several of his various points about electoral shenanigans can no longer be dismissed as more than half of Americans are concerned about shady ballot practices, middle-of-the-night dumps of ballots into curbside drop boxes (all captured on public street cameras in multiple Dem-run cities) and the Wisconsin Supreme Court laid a mega smackdown on that shady practice.
If Republicans regain the Governor’s office in Wisconsin — they WILL retain both legislative chambers — I want Gov. Kleefisch (or whoever is the nominee) on Day 1 to introduce and push Statewide school choice, cancel every government diversity/equity training and program including deleting CRT and Radical Gender Ideology from schools, slash every tax possible, cut the govt employment “work from bed” gravy train, and demand every able bodied person to get a damn job.
And that’s just for starters.
Let the liberals and progressives and their media/academia complex aidwrs/abetters scream and cry another 2-3 years about Trumpism.
“Worse than 9/11 and Pearl Harbor and whannnhhhh!!!”
I. Don’t. Care.
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