Once again, doddering Joe stole The Donald’s school lunch!
When Packers win on Sunday, Wisconsin steps lighter on Monday. Not going to attempt the Christian Watson backflip but it was a wonder to behold — pure athletic joy! Helps ease the sting of our el foldo in last week’s mid-term election.
After a spring and summer of high hopes, Republicans must settle for what amounts to a tie. Instead of a celebratory backflip, Republicans are limping to the sideline medical tent.
NBC News projects the U.S. House of Representatives at 219 Republican seats and 216 Democrat seats! A 3-vote margin? (!!!) Lost the Senate, which will be at least 50-50 plus Kamala Harris. And Herschel Walker is toast in Georgia (it sez here).
“Stop the steal” is a stone-cold political loser,” Rich Lowry in National Review. "It repelled independents."
Stop the whining!
Some of the hard core Timothy Ramthun/My Pillow Guy goofs are still blaming election fraud — the self-pitying song of the congenital loser. They blame WI Assembly Speaker Robin Vos for not using their disproven allegations to overturn an election. If Vos didn’t have to defend his own seat from Trump’s robocalls, he might have achieved the five extra seats needed for a veto-proof Assembly, instead of the three he did flip.
Uber campaign analyst Nate Cohn finds “Democrats tended to defy political gravity … in the very places where Mr. Trump tried to overturn the last presidential election.” For governor in Nevada, Republican challenger Steve Lombardo — who rejected claims the 2020 election was stolen — defeated Gov. Steve Sisolak. In the same state, Adam Laxalt lost to Democratic incumbent Christine Cortez Masto for Senate.
“States like Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, and maybe even New Hampshire should have been easy Republican pickups,” Ross Douthat claims. “All they needed was a normal set of Senate nominees. Instead they got the kind of nominees Trump wanted.”
“Voters do not like election deniers. … Stop with the “stop the steal” conspiracies. Put the crazies out to pasture. [We] should realize just how alienating our fringe is to independents.”— conservative radio host Erick Erickson
It’s time to go all Trumpy on Trump
Trump “is a busted jalopy that runs on yesteryear’s resentments. … The policy positions of Trumpism always had constructive elements. … But the man himself poisons his own movement.” — Peggy Noonan.
“We lost in ’18. We lost in ’20. We lost in ’21 in Georgia. And now in ’22 we’re going to net lose governorships, we’re not going to pick up the number of seats in the House that we thought and we may not win the Senate despite a president who has a 40% job approval. There’s only one person to blame for that and that’s Donald Trump.”— Chris Christie
Who does Trump disdain? Glenn Youngkin (“sounds Chinese”) in Virginia and Ron “DeSanctimonious” in Florida. Two of the most successful GOP campaigners in America. By contrast, “Trump’s party seemed to delight in pushing people out,” David French observes. “Trump actually celebrated Republican Joe O’Dea’s election loss to Colorado Democratic Senator Michael Bennet.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: With Trump expected to announce for President tomorrow 11-15-22, it’s time to go into the prevent defense.
I enthusiastically voted for Trump in 2020 (after sitting out 2016). I’m hoping and praying that DeSantis will run in ’24 and beat the pants off Trump and anyone else who runs in the GOP primary, then go on to annihilate the senile old fossil in the White House or any other radical socialist the Dems might put forward. He (RDS) is the absolute dream candidate–young, educated, articulate, unflappable, with a proven track record, sane and successful policies, and an appeal that transcends the rigid boundaries of identity politics so beloved by Democrats. That said, give Trump his due for proving that half the country is NOT urban liberal elites who believe that they and they alone have a birthright to govern the country. In an ideal world, Donnie would make a graceful exit from the political fray and assume the mantle of elderly statesman (however ill-fitting that garment might be). Alas, I would be less surprised to see the sun rise in the west and set in the east.
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“That said, give Trump his due for proving that half the country is NOT urban liberal elites who believe that they and they alone have a birthright to govern the country.” No irony here, eh Gary?
You have elites like Michels, a gazillionaire urban elite who doesn’t live in WI, sends his kids to elite east coast schools, and who wants to game the system so that “Republicans will never lose another election”.
And elites like rojo, who was smart enough to marry a rich girl, but has tried to kill his constituents with bogus covid cures, changed the tax laws to give himself and his ilk a major league tax cut, got involved with the fake electors, and thinks we already have enough jobs in WI. And, per Colbert, “Most historians agree: Ron Johnson is the dumbest person ever to sit in the United States Senate,” .
“who wants to game the system** so that ‘Republicans will never lose another election’.” (bolds/italics added)
Now, be a good little Lefty and admit that you despicably attached your **uninformed (READ: STOOPID) opinion to make it seem like it was something that Michels himself said.
After that, feel free to explain how the laughable “get money out of politics” Lefty slobbering was served by Ichabod Evers spending nearly twice what Michels spent.
Ah Lefty; so MUCH crushing hypocrisy, so little time!
“Republicans will never lose another election in Wisconsin after I’m elected governor.” Rally in Jefferson County Oct.31, 2022. Slobber on that. PS…your wet dream Kari Lake was defeated .
quick with the quotes, Leaker. Is that all you’ve got? Go change your diaper.
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Norm; The Gotch BOTH acknowledged AND included the quote in his post, yet the Blogge Idiot TROLT posts illiterate gibberish as if he didn’t.
Could someone be any more catastrophically clueless than that?
Didn’t think so.
In a perfect world, crippling imbecility that debilitating would physically hurt…and hurt BAD!
Anyone who formulates their political views based on the mindless ramblings of jesters like Colbert wears the same clown shorts that he does. He and others who do what he does are by and large responsible for the bastardization of political discourse in this country. Screw real journalists, news outlets and thought leaders; let’s get our information from loudmouthed celebrities and entertainment industry eighth wits. Brilliant.
Serious question: If Johnson is that dumb, what does that make Barnes, his campaign, and Wisconsin Democrat leadership? Besides colossal failures, of course.
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“If Johnson is that dumb, what does that make Barnes, his campaign, and Wisconsin Democrat leadership?”
Sore ButtHurt LLLEEEWWWSSSEEERRRSSS…with the SADZ!
To Wit: After Senate Loss In Wisconsin, Despicable Lefties TURN_ON_EACH_OTHER
Mr. Berry from B.Bee says he knows exactly why the gop got slapped around. UNMARRIED WOMEN. Those wenches went to the polls and for some unknown reason voted for the Dems and their right to choose. How they are going to fix that problem has yet to be revealed.
“When Packers win on Sunday, Wisconsin steps lighter on Monday.”
Yeah buddy! What makes WESconsin TRULY trip the light fantastic? The woeful chicago BiPolar bares getting whupped…at Soldier Field!
FUN FACT: The Evil Empire (Dallas) was 195-0 when leading by 14 or more in the 4th quarter; thanks to the efforts of the 13 Time World Champion Green Bay Packers, that record falls to (heh!) 195-1.
Say, wasn’t there another team that BLEW a 14 point 4th quarter lead yesterday?
Why yes, yes, The Gotch believes there WAS another team that BLEW a 14 point 4th quarter lead yesterday!
That (heh! 2.0) team? None other than the breathtakingly inept midgets of the midway.
One more thing:
After Further Review, The bares Still Suck!
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Only a mind-numbingly imbecilic halfwit would think that addressing a direct quote FROM_THE_FIRST_SENTENCE_OF_A_POST is off topic.
The generationally inferior Blogge Idiot TROLT laughably thinks that addressing a direct quote FROM_THE_FIRST_SENTENCE_OF_A_POST is off topic.
Solve for “X”
off topic again.
In the Washington Post, Trump toady Marc Thiessen asks Trump to NOT run in order to not destroy what remains of his legacy. How can he say that?
Wasn’t the Trump instigated Michael Gableman investigation a roaring success?
By showing Wisconsinites the GOP was all in on “Stop the Steal” the GOP showed voters they can’t be trusted with our democracy.
Keep it up GOP. It’s working great for the other side.
Run, Trump, Run.
MAGA voters for DeSantis. Marc Thiessen says it best…. https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/nov/15/marc-a-thiessen-dear-president-trump-please-dont-r/
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I think we must stop the fighting between ourselves and start asking ourselves these questions: Moving forward, what is the best thing that our state and country can do for all of us on a macro economic level?”
“What will happen when the money the politicians from any party are giving away in any form comes due?” “Did anyone ever think that the money we “borrowed” will be taken back without interest?”
Face it folks, the rich of the world will not lend that money out without interest, and that is precisely what those companies and their owners will do?
Learned a long time ago that when a person borrows you money, they expect it all back. With Interest!
We all owe a lot of interest!
Just one more thought. Do any of you that are liberal think that you will not have to pay back that price without interest?
If it’s designated as a Human Right, despicable gimmee gimmee Lefties believe it should be available under the overarching Equity Principle, and paid for with Other People’s Money.
The Equity Principle provides, but isn’t limited to, anything-n-everything LaLaLoopyLoonyLeftyLand denizens want but are to lazy to earn themselves; The Road To SERFDOM played out in real time.
Many years ago I read the road to serfdom. Haven’t read it in a while but still have it on my book shelf.
Looked up on a web site some quotes from it and here is what I found.
Excellent stuff. He so accurately predicted the short term future as well as the long term one.
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You can certainly say the same about the entertainers on Fox News. Yes, the political-entertainment movement has a lot of blame for bastardization of political discourse in this country. Every time I turn on AM radio I am reminded of this.
For an article that is proposing moving on from Trump, the comments (not you Mr. Red) show just how hard that will be – name calling, dunking, catch-phrases, owning-the-libs… being crude and mean appears to be the spirit of the modern US right. I believe normal people are turned off by this sort of thing.
Barnes was definitely not the right candidate to win an election for Senator in Wisconsin. Without being as good at politics as Obama, no Black person will win that seat for at least 50 years. For as much as it was the fault of his positions, it is naïve to not also count the impact of his race. The election was quite close. I believe a white person with identical policy positions would have won that seat. The darkened crime ads showing a white person would have had a far different psychological effect.
Cue the responses that claim there are no people harboring racist views in Wisconsin…
Rollie; after reading/rereading the comments (scrolling quickly past the manifestly inane slobberings of the Blogge Idiot TROLT in order to forestall further gray matter atrophy), The Gotch saw NO comments advocating for sticking with The Donald.
One possible exception might be the Real(80)ity post, though that appears to have been tongue-in-cheek, wink-wink-nudge-nudge hyperbole, wrapped up in a parody; perhaps you could be more specific?
Anywho, your pal, (Former Mayor BikeShorts; no Righty, he!) believes Lefty ran the wrong candidate, as well.
He belong in that there Big Everyone_Who_Doesn’t_Think_Like_Me_Is_A_RAYcist Tent, too…?
How confusing, I thought I replied to another post but I didn’t…
Trump isn’t a person, it’s a philosophy. Many posts here and elsewhere, as well as AM radio, embody the philosophy: be cruel, be mean, demean people, call people names, demand that any thought not in agreement is forbidden, be selfish, take joy in the suffering of others, when you’re rich you can do whatever you want, a distain for compromise, I could go on…
This philosophy is alive and well, and it is the base of the US Right, and it will continue to be repulsive.
It’s not racist to correctly believe that there are enough people with enough racial bias in WI that it would have an impact on the number of votes Barnes gets. And that thought can exist side by side with a critique of policy positions.
“Every time I turn on AM radio I am reminded of this.”
90% of the problem AND 90% of the solution? Wrong station; try 1070 a.m.
“be cruel, be mean, demean people, call people names, demand that any thought not in agreement is forbidden, be selfish, take joy in the suffering of others, when you’re rich you can do whatever you want, a distain for compromise, I could go on…”
Congrats! You’ve established, nay… POSITIVELY NAILED, if inadvertently, the VERY EMBODYMENT of the Post-Modern-Neo-Despicable-Lefty.
Serious question; is it wrong to vote for, or against, a candidate because of Melanin Content, or the lack thereof?
Rollie, you can indeed place some of the blame on Fox, but they are far from the only culprit. Cable “news” in general follows the same pattern of entertainment propaganda thinly veiled as news, and for that reason, I don’t watch any of them. I prefer my news serious, objective, factual, comprehensive, and local if possible. All those usually make it bland and dry too, but that’s preferable to willful manipulation.
Do not be fooled into believing that being crude and mean is unique to the right—the left is at least as bad despite big media’s efforts to conceal and downplay it. In the past ten years especially, the left has adopted the same vitriol they’ve accused the right of harboring and made an entire entertainment sector out of it that influences millions, and it has made that sort of discourse the rule rather than the exception. I find nothing entertaining or laughable about that. You can go much deeper than the entertainment carnie barkers though—check out the Facebook comment sections on Salon, The New Yorker, Slate, The Nation, and other hard left publications. In the past ten years, I’ve seen everything from calling for Donald Trump to be assassinated to calling for Sarah Palin to be beaten and raped. I try hard not to engage in this sort of gutter rhetoric in forums where I comment. Sometimes I fail, sometimes I succeed, and sometimes I succeed despite being severely tempted otherwise.
Say what you want about race being the deciding factor in Barnes’ loss, but I’m not buying it. A U.S. Senate candidate posing with an Abolish ICE t-shirt is an immediate no vote for any Wisconsinite near center and rightward regardless of race, and the other skeletons in his closet only justified that further. Obama didn’t have that sort of extremist baggage and he carried Wisconsin twice. Yes, there were undoubtedly some that refused to vote for Barnes because he is black. But I can guarantee you that there are plenty others that voted for him (and Barrett for that matter) precisely because he is black, which is an equally egregious sin in my book.
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Anyone want to bet on when the last Mandela Barnes yard sign will come down in Madison? (Six months from now would be the absolute minimum, I’d say.)
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Wondered that myself, Gary.
Seems bLack Lives Matter signs have lost their cachet, over in Midvale Heights, leastways; nearly all have been moved up near the displayer’s houses.
Funniest thing, NONE of my PsOC friends/neighbors/acquaintances have those signs on their properties; curious, that….
FER PHUQUE’S SAKE, Trump….JUST_GO_AWAY!!!
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For the sake of every Dem seeking office…RUN DONNY RUN. Run you deluded, insane, fat , corrupt Douch bag. And please take all the ass wipes that follow you down the drain of hell that you opened.
Can we put you down as a “No”?
Brandtjen kicked out of gop caucus. Trouble in paradise for Vos?
You really are clueless. Let me know when you realize how stupid that comment actually is.
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“You really are clueless.”
Understatement Of The Year!
“Let me know when you realize how stupid that comment actually is.”
Don’t hold your breath; self-awareness and synaptic connectivity will never collide with the mind-numbingly imbecilic Blogge Idiot TROLT.
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