ChrisWeigant.com

Friday Talking Points -- Overreach And Backlash

[ Posted Friday, May 13th, 2022 – 16:43 UTC ]

Of all the different types of cycle that exist in politics, the one of overreach and backlash is one of the most interesting. We may be about to see one of these cycles happen in very accelerated fashion (since it usually takes years or even a few subsequent elections to fully materialize), although since we're at the beginning of the cycle it is impossible to now know how it will all play out.

This cycle began with the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito which would entirely overturn Roe v. Wade and send the question of abortion back to the state legislatures to grapple with. Conservatives have had this as a goal for at least four decades, so it was seen by many as the last step on a very long road.

But it's not a last step at all, because it will usher in an entirely new era of each state choosing what laws to accept when it comes to abortion. And like it or not, the whole "laboratories of democracy" theory will play out -- some liberal states will have extremely liberal abortion laws, some conservative states will have Draconian laws against abortion, and other states will choose some sort of middle route. This process has not only already begun, it has actually been going on for a long time, as states anticipated the possible end of the Roe era.

Republicans now have the "dog who caught the car" syndrome, though -- they have achieved their overarching goal and are now left unsure what exactly to do about it or what comes next. All of a sudden all those state-level laws are not just going to be vehicles for political posturing any more, they are going to directly affect women's lives. All of a sudden, things have gotten very real, because the courts will no longer save them from the worst of their own excesses. Their rhetoric is now going to become a new reality, in a matter of weeks.

This is where the overreach is already happening. Back when Republicans tried to pass antiabortion laws that they thought might stand a chance of being acceptable to the Supreme Court's interpretation of Roe, certain safeguards and limitations were written into the laws. Things like exceptions for rape and incest victims. Or bans on charging the women seeking abortions with violating any laws.

That was then, this is now. Now more and more states aren't even bothering with rape or incest exceptions, and some would even do away with the exception for saving the life of the mother -- meaning a pregnancy that threatens the mother's death cannot be aborted even to save her life. Louisiana's legislature just contemplated (and then stepped back from the brink of) passing a law labelling all abortions "homicides," which would have meant not only the doctor but the woman seeking the abortion could have been charged and thrown in jail for doing so.

These are extreme laws, but they all follow from the central idea that if aborting a baby is "murder," then how can you have any exceptions which legally allow it? If you start with that moral position (as many Republicans do) then morally the rest follows.

Red states are currently in a frenzy of lawmaking, and to some extent they're each trying to outdo each other in their condemnation of abortion. They no longer just want to restrict it, they want to outright ban it. Restraint and consideration for nuance is being left by the wayside. But, as mentioned, these are no longer just "messaging" laws passed to entice the Supreme Court into paring Roe back anymore, they are going to be reality in these states, as soon as July.

Abortion is, of course, a polarizing political issue. Many support abortion rights wholeheartedly and many condemn it without exception. But there is a huge mass of people in the middle who have somewhat mixed feelings over it. This is where the political messaging war will be fought, this summer and this fall.

Republicans are hoping mightily that this battle doesn't even materialize, so they can just sweep the whole subject under the rug and run the campaign against Joe Biden that they were planning on running. "Nothing to see here, folks, let's talk about inflation instead," in other words. Or they're going to try (as they're already beginning to) to paint Democrats as the "extremists" on the issue, by pressing Democrats to state what limitations on abortion they support -- and then turning around and accusing: "Democrats want abortion-on-demand right up until labor starts!"

Democrats are going to be pointing out the fact that the Republican Party now clearly stands -- and has for a long time -- for abolishing all abortion nationwide. "They will not be content with banning abortion in red states, they are going to do so everywhere, first chance they get!" will be the line of attack. Democrats will also go after the extreme nature of the state laws either being proposed, passing, or sitting dormant on the books already.

Democrats have the advantage here, since what they are warning against is indeed the reality of the situation, whereas what Republicans are warning about is nonsense that no Democratic politician supports. But having the truth on your side doesn't always mean you win the messaging battle (see: Donald Trump's entire term of office).

The key demographic here -- the battleground where this will mostly be fought out -- isn't just women. The real key is suburban women. Because suburban women know all about abortion. My uneducated guess is that the vast majority of all suburban women have personal experience with abortion, either firsthand or through someone they know. Whether in high school or college or through friends or coworkers, most of these women have at least seen someone they know go through it. It is personal to them, no matter their beliefs about it.

These women think about abortion in the context of: "What would have happened to that girl if it hadn't been available -- her life might have turned out radically differently." They also think about it in the context of their own daughters.

Republicans have recently had an enormous attrition problem with suburban women, pretty much ever since Donald Trump took office. Democrats have capitalized on this, but everyone knows it might just be a temporary effect -- they might all go back to being reliable Republican voters if Trump's name is not on the ballot. The GOP thought it had made inroads by fearmongering over schools ("Your children are being brainwashed by lefties!"), but this could now be at risk.

We can probably expect to start seeing more articles exploring this, which take the time to ask some suburban women what they think of Roe being overturned and whether they'll be voting Republican in November. Because in their rush to outdo each other, the state-level Republicans are in the midst of a rather large political overreach.

Democrats have already started pointing it out. Senate Democrats released a new ad this week that puts the issue front and center. It's a pretty simple equation to draw -- a vote for Democrats is a vote to preserve women's rights, while a vote for Republicans is a vote to burn down women's rights. Similar ads will soon be appearing in races all over the country, assumably.

Will a backlash against Republicans materialize at the ballot box in November? No one can say, at this point. Will it be big enough to save Democrats in the midterms? Again, it is impossible to say. But it is a whole lot more possible that Democrats might not be in as bad a position heading into those midterms now than they were before that opinion leaked. Because, once again, these are no longer just "messaging" laws being passed. They will have real-world consequences, starting this summer, and some of those stories are going to start being told by the media. Women will have the chance to see the results of this Republican overreach before they vote. It is no longer a hypothetical exercise, it will be reality.

But enough future speculation, let's take a look at the week that was in politics. America passed a grim milestone this week, reaching one million COVID deaths. There is a slow surge in cases happening, but so far it appears not to be anywhere near as bad as Omicron or Delta were, which is good news.

Senator Rand Paul pulled one of his signature hissy fits by singlehandedly blocking a new round of aid to Ukraine. Remember when Republicans were all incensed that Joe Biden wasn't sending military aid to Ukraine fast enough? Yeah, those were the days.... The bill will pass next week, but the delay might interrupt the pipeline of aid, which would all be Rand Paul's fault.

We were heartened to see that the punk group Pussy Riot successfully escaped Russia and are now planning on touring, outside of Vladimir Putin's petulant reach. Also to see First Lady Doctor Jill Biden meeting with Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska in a surprise Mother's Day visit to Ukraine -- because it is so good to see an American presidential wife care about people other than herself once again, obviously. But the most heartwarming news from the region this week was seeing bomb-sniffing dog Patron getting a medal from Volodymyr Zelenskyy and then falling asleep at his own press conference.

In primary season news back here at home, a Trump-endorsed candidate lost in the Nebraska governor's contest, while Trump's pick in the Pennsylvania Senate race appears to be faltering. So there's that to look forward to, next Tuesday.

On the Democratic side, the biggest primary news this week was the announcement of the 20 entries for early-voting states in the 2024 presidential primary calendar. We wrote about this earlier in the week, if anyone wants to read a wonky dive into the contenders' chances.

In legal news, a new federal grand jury has already issued its first subpoena in its investigation into those piles of boxes Trump hauled off with him to his Florida resort -- you know, the ones that contained classified material? Meanwhile, the House January 6th committee issued subpoenas to five prominent Republicans (including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy), to compel their testimony about what they knew before and during the insurrection attempt against Congress. Seeing as how Republicans have now given up all pretense of being the "law and order" party, it is not expected that any of them will show up to answer questions under oath, however.

In economic news, inflation may have already peaked. Last month's number ticked down from the month before, the first such reduction since late last year. Nobody's sure whether this will continue or not, especially with the price of gasoline spiking back up, but it was a lot better news that "inflation continues to skyrocket," that's for sure.

And finally, in the "things we never in a million billion years thought we'd see" file, we have the news that Rick Perry is now apparently a champion for the therapeutic use of psychedelics. First it was John Boehner becoming a lobbyist for cannabis and now this? Rick "Oops" Perry, erstwhile Dancing With The Stars contestant and Republican presidential candidate, is now advocating for psychedelic mushrooms?!? There's really only one proper comment to make, upon hearing this news, so we'll just end with it and move on:

Wow, man. What a trip!

 

Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week

One historical note before we get to the current awards: Ten years ago this week, then-Vice President Joe Biden got out in front of his boss Barack Obama on the subject of gay marriage. Up until that point, Obama had not publicly embraced the cause (likely because he thought it was too controversial a position to take). But Biden forced his hand, and within days Obama also "evolved" into supporting marriage equality. We wrote about this way back in Friday Talking Points, Volume 210, in case anyone wants a stroll down Memory Lane. And yes, it has been only ten short years since many Democrats shied away from the issue and wouldn't publicly state their position, or else flat-out opposed gay marriage. Somehow it seems like it's been longer than that, but maybe that's just us.

This week we'd like to give a sort of "thank you for your service" Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award, to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Today was Psaki's last press briefing, as she moves on to a new (and more lucrative) career path in life.

Psaki was a breath of fresh air after the stench of all of Trump's press secretaries and the three-ring circus the pressroom became under them -- one of whom didn't even bother to hold a single press briefing during her entire stint. Psaki, on the other hand, brought intelligence and sanity back to the job.

Psaki is obviously whip-smart and feisty enough to take on all comers. This included all the right-wing media "reporters" who gibbered and whined all their pet conspiracy theories on a daily basis. She became known for her epic takedowns of such idiocy, delivering her signature "Psaki bombs" with delightful regularity. She even managed to charm the recipient of many of these Psaki bombs -- Peter Doocy of Fox News -- so much that today he issued his first tweet in two years' time, posing amicably with Psaki (who knew she was so short?!?) and wishing her good luck.

Psaki brought charm and wit to one of the toughest political jobs in Washington. She has a first-rate mind and a brilliant way with words, and we look forward to seeing her on television in a different role in the near future. As we look forward to also hearing that she finally has enough free time on her hands to learn how to play Wordle.

[Full disclosure: We admit that we have been previously accused of being partial to redheads, to which we plead nolo contendere. Ahem.]

For over a year of service to both Joe Biden and the nation, for being a breath of fresh air in the White House briefing room, for all those hilarious Psaki bombs, and mostly for bringing intelligence and honesty back to the job after so long, we hereby award Jen Psaki this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week on her way out the door. You will be missed, Jen, by millions.

[Congratulate White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the official White House contact page, to let them know you appreciated her efforts.]

 

Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week

While the Senate did vote this week on the Women's Health Protection Act, which would have not only codified Roe v. Wade but also swept aside all the unnecessary and punitive red-state laws restricting abortion access, and while one Democrat did not vote for it (Guess who? We'll give you precisely one guess....), in anticipation we already handed Senator Joe Manchin a Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week last week for the same thing, so we're not going to repeat ourselves.

Other than that, however, we find we just weren't that disappointed by any Democrat this week. Of course, as always, we might have missed or forgotten about someone, so feel free to make your own nominations in the comments.

 

Friday Talking Points

Volume 662 (5/13/22)

Happy Friday the 13th! Except for friggatriskaidekaphobes, who would obviously cringe at the use of that word "Happy," there....

Whether you're superstitious or not, though, here are this week's talking points for you. As always, use responsibly!

 

1
   $30 a month internet

This was a piece of little-noticed good news this week.

"I'd like to thank President Joe Biden for getting the internet providers to agree to offer reduced-cost high-speed internet service to low-income households. Soon families who qualify will be able to get this service for thirty dollars a month or less. There will be a website -- GetInternet.gov -- which will allow people to easily see if they qualify and what providers are near them. Because as we all saw during the COVID pandemic lockdowns, if a child can't access the internet from home it drastically limits their ability to participate in modern life. For the first time, low-income families will be able to get high-speed internet for a reasonable price, due to President Biden's actions."

 

2
   America's daughters will have less freedom than their mothers

This one we're taking directly from a letter Nancy Pelosi sent out to her Democratic House members, since it states the case for people to vote this year so well.

With this draft ruling striking down the nearly fifty-year-old precedent of Roe v. Wade and undermining the Constitutional right to privacy, Republicans would rip away women's right to make the most intimate and personal decisions. If handed down, this decision by GOP-appointed Justices would mean that, for the first time in our history, America's daughters will have less freedom than their mothers.

Republicans have made clear that their goal will be to seek to criminalize abortion nationwide. Republican state legislators across the country are already advancing extreme new laws, seeking to arrest doctors for offering reproductive care, ban abortion entirely with no exceptions, and even charge women with murder who exercise their right to choose. These draconian measures could even criminalize contraceptive care, in vitro fertilization and post-miscarriage care, dragging our nation back to a dark time decades into the past.

Make no mistake: once Republicans have dispensed with precedent and privacy in overturning Roe, they will take aim at additional basic human rights. At this pivotal moment, the stakes for women -- and every American -- could not be higher.

 

3
   Overwhelmingly unpopular

Hammer this home, because Republicans are already afraid of it.

"Poll after poll after poll all show how overwhelmingly unpopular the Republican Party's position on abortion truly is. Something like two-thirds of the nation thinks abortions should be legal for all, perhaps with some reasonable and medically-appropriate restrictions. Republicans want to make abortion illegal for everyone, with no exceptions. They want to throw women and doctors in jail. The draft opinion that leaked cited one legal 'expert' from the eighteenth century who later presided over a trial where he sentenced two women to death for being 'witches.' It also -- astonishingly -- cited a legal 'expert' from the thirteenth century! That's right, Republicans don't just want to take us back to the 1950s, they want us to return to the 1250s. I wish I were making this up, but sadly, I am not."

 

4
   Violence is not the answer

When they go low, don't follow them.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to denounce the firebombing of an anti-abortion group's office in Wisconsin this week. A group calling itself 'Jane's Revenge' took credit for this action and threatened more such actions across the U.S. They cited the antiabortion movement for its own violent tactics, which have indeed included firebombings and even assassination in the past. But two wrongs don't make a right. Violence from either side is absolutely unacceptable, period."

 

5
   Poor Susan....

Got your pearls all ready to clutch? Then here we go!

"Senator Susan Collins who somehow believed all the Republican nominees to the Supreme Court when they lied their faces off to her about Roe v. Wade during their confirmation process is now in a tizzy because some of her neighbors are reminding her that she is somehow supposed to be pro-choice. Someone drew a very polite message in chalk on the sidewalk in front of Collins's house asking her to please vote for the Senate bill which would have codified Roe into federal law. Not only did Collins vote against this bill, she actually called the police on the people who had written her a message in chalk. She apparently demanded that the local public works department spend taxpayer money to wash off the free speech from the public sidewalk in front of her house, and that someone be charged with some sort of crime for doing so. We hereby award Senator Collins with the Snowflake Of The Year award, for her microscopically-thin skin."

 

6
   More (Republican, of course) voter fraud!

Here we go again.

"Why is it that pretty much every time an actual case of actual voter fraud happening is reported, it turns out it was perpetrated by Republicans? You'd think there's some sort of pattern here or something, right? This week it was revealed that some GOP operatives in Pennsylvania were filling out voter registration cards with their group's own post office box listed as the address on it. Sounds like someone was getting ready to do some ballot-box stuffing in next week's Republican primary, right? I mean, I'm just sayin'... every time you hear about something like this, it almost always seems to be Republicans doing it. I wonder why that is...."

 

7
   Hurricane gun

Hoo boy. It's been over a year since he's been in office, and the tell-all stories just keep right on coming!

"It seems that Donald Trump was somehow convinced that China had a 'hurricane gun' that they could use to create massive hurricanes and then somehow point them at the United States, in order to cause chaos. Trump asked about it several times, wondering if it was somehow an act of war that we could retaliate against. This is during the same period he was also reportedly wondering if he could use nuclear weapons against hurricanes. No word on whether he actually thought the Chinese guy with the hurricane gun operated it from his lair inside a dormant volcano or not, but at this point it seems Trump would believe just about anything, so it wouldn't really surprise me."

-- Chris Weigant

 

Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisWeigant

Cross-posted at: Democratic Underground

 

115 Comments on “Friday Talking Points -- Overreach And Backlash”

  1. [1] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @CW,

    the most disappointing democrat, as usual, is yourself, for your continued failure to recognize the brilliance of pie-based voting, be it in the sky or at the ballot box.

  2. [2] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    I'm not superstitious because being superstitious brings bad luck.

  3. [3] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    It would be a mistake for Deathocrats to concentrate on abortion. Deathocrats will get those fervently in favor and not get those opposed whether they concentrate on abortion or not.

    But concentrating on abortion could turn off many in the "huge mass of people in the middle" that might rather hear about other pressing issues than abortion rhetoric.

  4. [4] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    You make a good point, Don ... no, you make a very good point!

  5. [5] 
    andygaus wrote:

    Democrats should paint the Republican position as not just heartless, but unmanly. "Republican men have made it clear that any man who can overpower their wife has a right to decide who she bears a baby by. Their wife doesn't have a right to decide, and they don't even have a right to decide themselves. And if their 13-year-old daughter gets pregnant from a rape, they're going to force her to bear the baby despite the threat to her health, and, in fact, her life. Gee, where I come from a man was supposed to provide his wife and daughter with a little more physical protection than that.

  6. [6] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    If I didn't know better I might begin to suspect that the Deathopcrats and Republikillers are both satisfied with crusading for their side of the abortion issue to avoid addressing other pressing issues.

  7. [7] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    It does seem that way ...

  8. [8] 
    andygaus wrote:

    By the way, exceptions to save the life of the mother are likely to be no exception at all in many cases. If a woman is at risk of death from giving birth but not definitely going to die, then she has to go ahead and go into labor and be dying before the exception can be invoked, at which point quite possibly nothing can be done.

  9. [9] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    But having the truth on your side doesn't always mean you win the messaging battle (see: Donald Trump's entire term of office).

    Trump won the messaging battle?

    Trump campaigned as, well, Trump and earned all the lousy press he got starting before he took office. A million women showed up to protest against him the day after, he never cracked 50% and he motivated 81 million Americans to vote for Joe Biden.

    Not only could the Democrats have run a tunafish sandwich against Trump and won they could have even run Hunter Biden's tunafish sandwich and still won.

    So I don't think Trump won the messaging battle.

  10. [10] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    But the most heartwarming news from the region this week was seeing bomb-sniffing dog Patron getting a medal from Volodymyr Zelenskyy and then falling asleep at his own press conference.

    As much as I try to stay on top of everything Ukraine I must report a dearth of reporting on bomb sniffing cats pitching in to their part. Just calling balls and strikes here.

    Patron fell asleep because it's all in a good day's work, ho hum.

    If a cat took a break from eating dead Babushka and sniffed out a bomb it would expect the entire Ukrainian nation to make it into a Catgod or something. Harumph.

    Signed --

    Hillbilly et Dog

  11. [11] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Okay, I get the redundancy hesitancy with plugging DINO Manchin in MDDOTW, so I have an alternative...

    Future Most Disappointing Democrat(s) of the Election Cycle

    Any Democratic candidate that doesn't ram abortion down their Repug opponent's throat.

  12. [12] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Let's make it about abortion
    Let's make it not about us
    Let's make it about abortion
    and throw the country right under the bus
    Let's it about abortion
    Let's make a giant fuss
    Let's make it about abortion
    So nothing else will be discussed!

  13. [13] 
    Speak2 wrote:

    Ms Psaki is 5' 5" tall (taller than the average woman by a full standard deviation).

    Who knew Doocy was so tall?

  14. [14] 
    Michale wrote:

    Yunno what is really REALLY sad??

    Biden's handlers and their ULTRA-MAGA/MAGA KING debacle wasn't just some off the cuff error by Biden..

    No, Ultra MAGA was a thought out process that was focus grouped for 6 months prior to it's unveiling..

    Biden's new 'ultra-MAGA' label came after six months of liberal-funded focus group research: Report

    The president's new slogan was quickly embraced by Republicans
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-ultra-maga-liberal-focus-group-research

    Get that?? Biden's handlers actually THOUGHT IT THRU before they frak'ed up so badly and misread the nation..

    That tells ya all ya need to know about how bad and incompetent Biden's handlers are..

  15. [15] 
    Michale wrote:

    " 'Ultra Make America Great Again' is supposed to help… Democrats? Anyway, congrats to the consultants who were able to cash checks for this."
    -Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy

    Biden's handlers got took.. The "progressive" group that did the research on Ultra MAGA was actually a GOP group working undercover to sabotage Democrats.. :D

    And it WORKED perfectly! Biden's handlers have their own DEPLORABLE moment. :D

  16. [16] 
    Michale wrote:

    And now we learn that your MIDOTW recepient blatantly lied thru her teeth..

    Saki had claimed that Biden came up with the ULTRA MAGA thing all by himself..

    Which is weird because ya'all have stated unequivocally that lying is bad and that people who lie are bad people..

    Oh wait.. THAT only applies to GOP people who lie...

    Ya'all give AWARDS to Democrats who lie..

    Silly me.. :^/

    Hypocrisy. It's not a bug in Democrat programming. It's a feature

  17. [17] 
    Michale wrote:

    "What is wrong with the Democratic establishment? They think every problem can be fixed by spending money on consultants and better messaging, while completely resisting substantive changes."
    -RealClearInvestigations Senior Writer Mark Hemingway

    That's the Democrat Party.. It's ALL about messaging..

    Actually DOING something competently is apparently not within their skill set.. :eyeroll:

  18. [18] 
    Michale wrote:

    So.... Something like creating ULTRA MAGA took SIX MONTHS to come up with by some of Biden Handlers' best people..

    No wonder Afghanistan was such a cluster-frak...

  19. [19] 
    Michale wrote:

    The fact that Biden's handlers completely mis-read the American people and what does and does not work is not very surprising to REAL Americans...

  20. [20] 
    Michale wrote:

    Russ,

    If you were being told that your race was 70% more likely to experience a use of force against them than others, it might be your focus as well.

    Except, as the FACTS clearly show (not to mention ya'all have an experienced LEO telling ya for almost 2 decades) that claim is complete and utter BULLSHIT..

    THAT'S the point...

    We need someone to do a study on how socio-economic factors cause different sentences for the same crime. That’s where the damage is truly being done.

    Someone already did that study.. And it proved beyond ANY doubt that the MOST relevant factor in sentencing guidelines is not race but prior record..

  21. [21] 
    Michale wrote:

    Bill Maher condemns protests outside Supreme Court justices' homes, calls out White House: 'It's wrong!'

    The HBO star knocks Dems for abandoning the Clinton-era abortion mantra 'safe, legal and rare'
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/bill-maher-protests-supreme-court-justices-homes

    Who could have POSSIBLY predicted that it was DEMOCRATS who brought about throwing RvW on the trash heap of history with their #CELEBRATE infanticide and #SHOUTOUT their baby killing!!???

    Oh... Wait.. :^/

    Democrats could have had their SAFE LEGAL AND RARE baby killing if they would have just been content to having their baby killing SAFE, LEGAL AND RARE...

    But Democrats just HAD to be stoopid and push and push and push until NOW they'll have, in Red State.... Nothing..

    ZIP... ZERO... ZILCH.... NADA....

    No baby killing allowed in CIVILIZED states...

    In Democrat states?? They can kill each other off to their hearts' content...

    That means less Democrats in this country.. ALWAYS a good thing..

  22. [22] 
    Michale wrote:

    And in the NOW THAT'S WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!!! section..

    Netflix tells employees to quit if they’re offended by new culture memo

    'Not everyone will like — or agree with — everything on our service,' the memo states
    https://www.foxbusiness.com/entertainment/netflix-tells-employees-quit-offended-culture-memo

    NETFLIX is saying what Disney should have said..

    "If ya don't like our business practices.. QUIT!! You want to walk off the job in protest?? Keep walking and don't come back.."

    THAT is how you deal with whiney bitchy moron Democrats who think their feelings are somehow relevant in the area of Business.. :eyeroll:

  23. [23] 
    Michale wrote:

    Streaming giant Netflix has told its employees to leave the company if they’re offended by the content the company is producing.

    The directive is found in a memo, first reported by Variety, titled "Netflix Culture – Seeking Excellence."

    "As employees we support the principle that Netflix offers a diversity of stories, even if we find some titles counter to our own personal values," the memo states.

    "Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful," the memo continued. "If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you."

    And THAT'S the way you do it people...

    It's really a novel concept amongst Democrats..

    DO YOUR JOB AND SHUT YOUR MOUTH.. IF YA DON'T LIKE IT.. QUIT!!!

    THAT is how a REAL business handles people's "feelings"...

  24. [24] 
    Michale wrote:

    Elon is a GENIUS!!! :D

    Twitter Boss Tries to Calm Nerves After Musk’s Latest Chaos
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/twitter-boss-tries-to-calm-nerves-after-musk-s-latest-chaos/ar-AAXflV5

    Driving TWITTER down so he can get a better deal.. :D

    Left Wingers are so easy to manipulate.. :D

  25. [25] 
    Michale wrote:

    Reversing DEI

    MIT, caught in a bind, reintroduces standardized testing.
    https://americanmind.org/salvo/reversing-dei/

    So.. MIT did away with STANDARDIZE TEST RESULTS for admissions because, apparently, MIT thinks that tests are too hard for minorities..

    Sure, MIT got a lot more minorities into their school.. But they were FAILING because they couldn't handle the workload..

    WHO WOULDA THUNKED THAT!?? Who could POSSIBLY have realized that those who do poorly in testing would do poorly at MIT...

    WOW!! MIND BLOWN!!! :eyeroll:

    This is the problem with racists.. They see RACE in everything they see and everything they do...

    And THIS is the result.. :^/

    The Democrat Party.. STILL the Racist Party...

  26. [26] 
    Michale wrote:

    Amid the baby formula shortage, SC mom goes viral for post about 'frantic' dad at the grocery store

    Mom Sara Owens is pleading for fixes to what 'shouldn't happen in America'
    https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/baby-formula-shortage-sc-mom-viral-dad-store

    This is what Joe Biden's & Democrat America looks like..

    But hay.. At least we don't have mean tweets, eh?

    :eyeroll:

  27. [27] 
    Michale wrote:
  28. [28] 
    Michale wrote:

    Friday Talking Points -- Overreach And Backlash

    Ironic, the title of this commentary..

    Because it is COMPLETELY and UNEQUIVOCALLY because of Democrat overreach and backlash that Democrats are in such a sorry state moving into the mid-terms..

    And with Democrats doubling down on Trump/Abortion stoopidity, it's only going to get worser and worser for Democrats.. :D

  29. [29] 
    Michale wrote:

    Whitmer Hoax Defendant: ‘We Beat Them. We Got Justice’

    Historically, American juries have hesitated to find the nation’s top law enforcement agency guilty of setting up other Americans. But Brandon Caserta had the goods.
    https://amgreatness.com/2022/05/12/whitmer-hoax-defendant-we-beat-them-we-got-justice/

    A PERFECT textbook example of how Trump/America hate causes bad people to do worse things...

  30. [30] 
    Michale wrote:

    Milwaukee shooting near Bucks-Celtics game leaves 17 wounded, 10 in custody

    Nine firearms were recovered from the scene, after dozens were seen fleeing
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/milwaukee-shooting-bucks-celtics-game-wounded-arrests

    A direct result of Democrats and their DEFUND, DEMORALIZE, DEMONIZE THE POLICE policies..

    And things like this will CONTINUE to happen until the Democrat Party, AS A WHOLE, condemns the cop-hating progressives in their midst and CONTINUES to condemn them until the cop-hating progressives learn the error of their ways...

  31. [31] 
    Michale wrote:

    Well I decided to see how the other half lives So I'm posting from my cell phone

    I don't like it

  32. [32] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    Well i love it. Now try posting some html :)

  33. [33] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    "But having the truth on your side doesn't always mean you win the messaging battle."

    The truth about truth is that many people think the truth is what they want to believe is true.

    One way to determine what is true over what is what people want to believe is true is to see how people claiming to have truth on their side defend their "truth" or avoid defending their "truth".

    People that really believe in their truth use rational argument to defend their truth and their rational arguments can bolster the credibility of their truth.

    People that are just looking for someone or something to confirm what they want to believe do not use rational argument to defend their truth. Instead they use trolling, lying and dodges to avoid addressing rational arguments and that exposes that what they want to believe is not true.(see this comments section when One Demand is the subject of what is truth.)

    Some of those people just avoid discussion of any kind all together for YEARS (See CW.)

    This behavior exposes that those people are just looking for confirmation that the Emperor's new clothes are beautiful because they can't accept the naked truth about the Emperor or themselves.

  34. [34] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Posting the same bullshit from a cell phone is not "seeing how the other half lives".

    Seeing how the other half lives would be you posting rational argument instead of trolling, lying and dodges.

  35. [35] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @m
    The pendulum always swings both ways. The question really is which way it will be swinging in November. Overturning roe is the culmination of a forty year swing to the right. It will inevitably swing back; the only pertinent question is when.

    P.s.

    I'm doing all this on my phone

    this

    and this

    and these

  36. [36] 
    nypoet22 wrote:
  37. [37] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Watch the pendulum swing..... You are getting sleepy..... Your eyelids feel so heavy...... You feel you must let them close......you are feeling the relief of entering a dreamlike state where everyone agrees that the emperor's new clothes are beautiful....whenever you hear the bell ring you will salivate as the bell will induce the warm fuzzy feeling of being one of the special people that can see the emperor's new clothes....you will now think you are woke but will remain in your trance.....you will not notice we have no intention of waking from your trance.....

  38. [38] 
    Michale wrote:

    The pendulum always swings both ways. The question really is which way it will be swinging in November. Overturning roe is the culmination of a forty year swing to the right. It will inevitably swing back; the only pertinent question is when.

    Sounds like exactly what ya'all said during the Russia Collusion delusion?? :D

    I think you are over-estimating the power of baby killing to motivate real Americans..

    I'm doing all this on my phone

    this

    and this

    and these

    Show off.. :D

  39. [39] 
    Michale wrote:

    Democrats have lost Bezos.. :D

    Twitter reacts to Jeff Bezos torching Biden's latest plan to tackle inflation: 'Dang they lost Jeff'

    'The revolution devours its own'
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/twitter-reacts-jeff-bezos-torching-bidens-latest-plan-tackle-inflation-dang-they-lost-jeff

  40. [40] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    yeah, on a keyboard it's

    so........

    much.......

    easier!!!!!

  41. [41] 
    nypoet22 wrote:
  42. [42] 
    Michale wrote:

    OK Now yer just rubbing it in!! :D

    y'know????

    OK, now THAT was funny!!! :D

  43. [43] 
    Michale wrote:

    Gearing Up for G.O.P. Gains, White House Braces for Barrage of Inquiries

    WASHINGTON — President Biden’s legal team is laying the groundwork to defend against an expected onslaught of oversight investigations by congressional Republicans, should they take one or both chambers in the midterm elections — including preparing for the possibility of impeachment as payback for the two impeachments of President Donald J. Trump.
    https://dnyuz.com/2022/05/14/gearing-up-for-g-o-p-gains-white-house-braces-for-barrage-of-inquiries/

    Isn't this going to be SOOO MUCH FUN!!! :D

    Unlike the President Trump impeachments, there are actually REAL CRIMES that Biden can be impeached under...

    SO MANY CRIMES and INCOMPETENCE... :D

  44. [44] 
    Michale wrote:

    Ky. Christian school asks middle schoolers to write warning against homosexuality
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ky-christian-school-asks-middle-schoolers-to-write-warning-against-homosexuality/ar-AAXfzo5

    So... Ya'all STILL OK with schools and teachers indoctrinating students???

  45. [45] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    A religious school, sure. It's their religion, they can write about whatever wizards and demons they want.

  46. [46] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Warnings against homosexuality in a Christian school?

    Seems a bit hypocritical when the religion is based on guy in his thirties that never married, traveled around with a group of twelve men, asked others to join him to become fishers of men and coined what could be the most misinterpreted phrase of all time "When a man slaps you on the cheek turn the other cheek." (He meant the cheek that is not on a face.)

    This may be the real reason Jesus was crucified- that they didn't want to create a gay martyr so they went with the son of god story as there were so many other sons of god around then.

    It could even be that slapping a man on the face was some sort of gay signal that could be answered by turning the other cheek. This might explain the origin of slapping a man to challenge him to a duel as slapping him was calling him gay. :D

  47. [47] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    DH,

    You left off that he was besties with a whore. And that the apostle John is always referred to as “the disciple Jesus loved”! Just two other things that make ya go, “Hmmmmm”.

  48. [48] 
    Michale wrote:

    A religious school, sure. It's their religion, they can write about whatever wizards and demons they want.

    So, Democrats have NO PROBLEM with children being taught that gay = evil??

    Com'on, JL..

    I was born AT night.. Not LAST night.. :^/

  49. [49] 
    Michale wrote:

    Russ,

    Which is proof positive that, when yer a hammer, everything looks like a nail.. :D

  50. [50] 
    Michale wrote:

    Prepare for arrival: Tech pioneer warns of alien invasion
    https://dnyuz.com/2022/05/14/prepare-for-arrival-tech-pioneer-warns-of-alien-invasion/

    REALLY interesting article..

    FIRST CONTACT may not be what we think it will be..

  51. [51] 
    Michale wrote:

    Democrats Are Terrified to Talk About Abortion
    https://amac.us/democrats-are-terrified-to-talk-about-abortion/

    It's funny how Democrats can't actually talk about baby killing.. AKA abortion..

    They have to dress it up with euphemisms like women's health or choice...

    Baby killing has NOTHING to do with women's health... Unless of course Democrats mean the mental health of the woman who has to care for a baby...

    And the only CHOICE involved is the Casey Anthony choice.. IE "Should I have suffer from a lack of social life?? Of course I shouldn't.. So I should be allowed to kill my baby..."

    So, Democrats should quite trying to MARKET or SPIN their baby killing and call abortion for what it is..

    Killing an unborn baby...

    If Democrats stuck with the FACTS of what abortion is really all about, then baby killing would be condemned by 100% of Americans..

    Wait, what am I saying.. Baby killing IS condemned by 100% of Americans..

  52. [52] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Democrats’ War On Children

    Democrats often like to preface policy debates with phrases like “it’s about the children,” as if such patronizing mantras could sanctify even the worst ideas. The sad truth, however, is that one look at what the Dems have done since 2020 shows their real concerns are anything but the children.

    From abortion to school shutdowns to runaway inflation to baby-food shortages, seemingly everything the Dems do these days has an adverse effect on children. After all, they control Congress and the White House.

    To take the most egregious example, look at the just-defeated deceptively titled Women’s Health Protection Act, which had unanimous support from Democrats, with one brave exception: West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who voted against it.

    For public consumption, Democrats claimed the bill was a self-defense against the expected overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark that made abortion an American right, even though there’s no mention of that in the Constitution.

    It wasn’t. The Democrats’ bill went much further, in essence making abortion legal all the way up to delivery. It was infant-murder-on-demand legislation, having nothing to do with so-called “therapeutic” abortions for medical purposes or women’s health.

    It was also the most anti-child law imaginable. The truth is, 29 states already allow full-term abortions for nearly any reason at all. The congressional bill simply would have forced the other 21 states to do the same.
    https://issuesinsights.com/2022/05/13/the-democrats-war-on-children/

    Being as anti-children as Democrats obviously are..

    I simply can't imagine how they can sleep at night.. :^/

    I mean, honestly.. Democrats wanted to CODIFY a Casey Anthony Law...

    How utterly repugnant is that....

    Democrats SUPPORT killing a baby while the mother is being wheeled into the delivery room...

    How utterly sickening is that!!???

    Any Weigantian support this???

  53. [53] 
    Michale wrote:

    GOP: Pelosi, Other Top Dems to Be Subpoenaed If Republicans Win House Back
    https://www.newsmax.com/politics/subpoenas-republicans-midterms-gop/2022/05/13/id/1069836/

    Looks like the GOP is going to have their OWN 6JC... :D

    And they will investigate what REALLY needs to be investigated..

    The complete and utter failure and incompetence of Democrats in the House that DIRECTLY led to the 6 Jan riots..

    I am SURE that everyone here will join me in supporting THIS 6JC...

    Right??? :D

  54. [54] 
    Michale wrote:

    Democrats can't win with President Trump voters..

    Biden hemorrhaging Trump voters who supported him in 2020
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/biden-hemorrhaging-trump-voters-who-supported-him-in-2020

    Ergo... Democrats CAN'T win.. :D

  55. [55] 
    Michale wrote:

    "Hay!!! I got a great idea!!! Let's borrow Fidel Castro's political slogans!! THAT will bring hispanic American voters back to the Democrat Party!!!"
    -Democrat "Leadership"

    Democrats Borrow Castro Slogan for Their Outreach to Latino Voters
    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/chris-queen/2022/05/14/democrats-borrow-castro-slogan-for-their-outreach-to-latino-voters-n1597940

    Obviously Democrats are TRYING to lose big in November.. :D

  56. [56] 
    Michale wrote:

    Speaking of hispanic Americans...

    Hispanic voters lose faith in Democrats over inflation

    PHOENIX/COMMERCE CITY, Colo., May 2 (Reuters) - Ricardo Aguirre sits near his two taco trucks and laments the soaring cost of tomatoes, onions, meat and cilantro, which have doubled in price in recent months, hammering his Phoenix-based catering business.

    Aguirre, 43, usually votes for the Democratic Party. But with inflation hitting a 40-year high in February he has a stark warning for Democrats as they seek to keep control of the U.S. Congress in November's elections.

    "If the Republican Party has something better to offer us, I will vote Republican," said Aguirre. Republicans, he believes, are generally better economic stewards who could have more success in reducing prices.

    Aguirre runs Tamales y Tacos Puebla from the heavily Hispanic Alhambra neighborhood in Phoenix, where talk of record-high gas and food prices was dominating conversations in front gardens, stores and restaurants when Reuters visited.

    Of 35 Hispanic voters Reuters spoke to in two toss-up races in Arizona and Colorado, 20 - including Aguirre - said soaring inflation is causing them to seriously consider voting for Republicans. The majority of those said they usually vote Democrat.

    Many said they don't necessarily blame Democrats but have lost faith in their ability to solve inflation and are increasingly willing to let Republicans try.
    https://www.reuters.com/world/us/hispanics-lose-faith-democrats-over-inflation-us-elections-loom-2022-05-02/

    So much for the mythical claim of Republican Cult Of Economic Failure or whatever the fable is.. :D

    Democrats are incompetent.. This much is fact...

    More and more, groups normally aligned with Democrats are choosing to vote Republican...

  57. [57] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Funny how those here that are pro-choice on abortion are not pro-choice on One Demand.

    It's our vote and our country and citizens should be offered the choice between big money politicians and small donor politicians.

    This is also a pro-life position as it is a good way to reduce military spending that kills lots of people to make money and improve our health care system that also kills people to make money.

    But according to CW the only choices you have are to take an unwanted big money pregnancy to term and either raise it as a Deathocrat or give it up for adoption to the Republikillers to raise.

    We need the choice of aborting these big money devil baby parasites and choose to create and raise healthy productive small donor babies.

    When you, CW, choose to ignore One Demand and not inform citizens about this choice it is a form of forced abortion of a healthy wanted baby.

    80% of citizens say they want big money out of politics.

    Give citizens the choice they want.

    Wake up.
    Wise up.
    Rise up.

    TAKE THE VACCINE!

    Use your voice to offer pro-choice!

  58. [58] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    You are not only offering just a choice between raising the devil baby as a Deathocrat or give it for adoption to the Republikillers without the choice of aborting the devil babies, you are saying the only way you can get pregnant is to lie back and enjoy the rape.

    Shame on you.

  59. [59] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    So let's get started with this pro-choice/life discussion.

    How will voting for big money candidates get the big money out of politics when that hasn't worked for decades?

    How is it that One Demand using the basic principles of democracy of not voting for candidates that do not do what we want and making a demand of small donor candidates and enforcing that demand with our votes will not work but democracy can work?

    How can you expect politicians to stand up to the big money interests after they are elected if they will not stand up to the big money interests before they are elected by not taking big money?

    Many here are upset about the rights that will be lost if Roe is overturned but don't seem to care about the rights that have been suppressed for decades by the big money interests with their lies about only having two devil baby choices.

    First things first.

  60. [60] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    So, Democrats have NO PROBLEM with children being taught that gay = evil??

    @m,

    i can't speak for any democrats other than myself. while i abhor that homophobic philosophy personally, i very much believe in the first amendment right of religions to teach whatever they please.

    JL

  61. [61] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @dh,

    pie does the same thing except more effectively. plus it's tastier, and instead of being half-baked it's baked all the way. i know you're very resentful of pie's superiority over OD, but you should really get over that and join the american pie council.

    JL

  62. [62] 
    Michale wrote:

    JL,

    i can't speak for any democrats other than myself. while i abhor that homophobic philosophy personally, i very much believe in the first amendment right of religions to teach whatever they please.

    Yer right.. I wish all Democrats had your live and let live and ALL RIGHTS are for EVERYONE philosophy...

    But as TWITTER proves beyond ANY doubt, MOST Democrats don't feel that way..

  63. [63] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Nypoet-
    No pie does not do the same thing.

    That's just trolling. Discuss One Demand with rational argument if you are going to comment on it or fuck off.

  64. [64] 
    Michale wrote:

    Wisconsin middle schoolers accused of sexual harassment for using wrong gender pronouns

    Lawyer argues use of incorrect gender pronouns does not violate Title IX
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/middle-schoolers-sexual-harassment-gender-pronouns

    Get that??

    According to DEMOCRATS, following the SCIENCE and using CORRECT and FACTUAL pronouns NOW constitutes sexual harassment??

    Does ANYONE here really need any more facts to show Democrats have totally lost ALL SENSE of reality???

    Anyone??? Anyone??? Buehler??

  65. [65] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Backlash”
    [1] nypoet22 wrote:


    @CW,

    the most disappointing democrat, as usual, is yourself, for your continued failure to recognize the brilliance of pie-based voting, be it in the sky or at the ballot box.


    My Dear Husband, let's not lose our heads over this matter of no bread. We'll just let them eat cake!

    Marie A.

  66. [66] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    If parents got sued every time one middle schooler was cruel to another, half the moms in the country would be defendants. Two thirds post Roe v Wade.

  67. [67] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @dh,

    I don't care about your demands. I do care about pie.

    Pie upstages suckers suchas yourself.
    ;)
    JL

  68. [68] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Nypoet-
    If you don't care don't comment.

    But if you comment with trolling and acting like an asshole then I will point out that you are trolling and acting like an asshole and tell you to fuck off.

    Acting like an asshole upstages nothing. And One Demand is not nothing no matter how much you pretend it is nothing.

    But you have to pretend it is nothing because you have no argument against it so you troll and act like an asshole which is not appropriate behavior here.

    But as you want inappropriate behavior as backlash, you will get it.

    Fuck off.

  69. [69] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Mtncaddy (65)-
    see comment 68.

  70. [70] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Crap.
    I should have worked anal fuck in to comment 69. :D

  71. [71] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    How about we use Hunter Biden's password as a theme for tonight's music festival?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrKKt6NprVM

  72. [72] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @caddy,

    don't overthink non-interesting sayings about pie upstaging thoughtless zealots.

    happy sunday night, hellooooo canada.

  73. [73] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @don,

    thanks for starting off the festivities early. i wouldn't touch that link with a ten foot pole and angiographic gloves, but as thanks,

    here's a song about something you truly deserve

    JL

  74. [74] 
    nypoet22 wrote:
  75. [75] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    also born may 15, brian eno

    https://youtu.be/yFz50q_QmfE

  76. [76] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    [72]

    I understand what's at play here and I do try to not violate the Prime Directive. Sorry.

  77. [77] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    No Miss Canada?

    A party with just boys is boring.

  78. [78] 
    Michale wrote:

    Latinx Americans Are Ditching Dems, In Part Because of This Latinx Thing

    It’s an absolute delight to watch the Democrats go all-in on Hispanic voters and then, in the way one might expect from pasty ruling caste goofs, unwittingly do everything in their power to make Hispanic voters despise them. And the results are undeniable – Latinx voters not only hate being called “Latinx” but hate pretty much everything else that the Dems are doing. The faculty lounge set that sets the party’s agenda is utterly oblivious. They don’t know any Hispanics – except maybe ones they hire to work around the mansion – and the Dems have certainly never thought to ask Hispanic Americans what they want. Instead, the condescending commies told their Hispanic constituents what the left wanted Hispanics to want.

    Spending that created inflation.

    Soft on crime.

    Open borders – nope, Hispanic Americans are having none of that.

    Oh, and the whole freakshow agenda – trans this and nonbinary that, 672 genders and handmaids crashing Mass to scream that they aren’t allowed to kill babies.

    Needless to say, Hispanics want none of the above.
    https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2022/05/12/latinx-americans-are-ditching-dems-in-part-because-of-this-latinx-thing-n2607043

    Once again, Democrats prove that they and their elitist WE KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU attitude are their own worst enemies..

    Whoever thought that this LATINX crap was a good idea should be fired..

  79. [79] 
    Michale wrote:

    WOW....

    In 2008, hispanics went for Odumbo 71%....

    Today, Biden has only a 26% approval rating with hispanics...

    The Democrat Party is dying... Period..

  80. [80] 
    Michale wrote:

    Instead of listening, the Democrats are still telling. Exhibit A is this Latinx nonsense. What the hell is that anyway? A bunch of girls from suburban Connecticut rebelling against their daddies got together in some Oberlin seminar and decided that they would bestow upon Hispanics a new non-gendered name? Of course, no one asked the Hispanics what they thought of this, because in the left’s bizarre psychodrama what the Hispanics think and want is utterly immaterial. But it’s not immaterial to Hispanics. They’ve seen the modern Democrat Party, and they have decided these people are loco.

    A PERFECT example of how Democrats' attempts to change definitions always comes back and bites them on the ass... :D

    Democrats wanted to change the definition of Latina and Latino to yank out the gender aspects of the definitions..

    Democrats forgot to ASK those latinas and latinos if they WANTED the definition changed..

    And NOW Democrats are pariahs amongst hispanics..

  81. [81] 
    Michale wrote:

    See, the snobs of the left just assumed that Hispanics would obediently adopt an ethnic identity and vote and think on that basis forever. But what Hispanics did was what every other assimilated immigrant group has done. They became Americans first, ethnicity second. That their family came from El Salvador or Venezuela or Cuba or Mexico was a fun and interesting fact, but for those who had been here and seen their hard work pay off, it was secondary. Instead of being perpetual others, living the outside of mainstream society and therefore useful to the Dems, they became just another bunch of regular Americans, concerned about filling up their tanks, not getting robbed, and not having some perverted groomer school teacher send Miguel home to inform his madre and padre that he was now Isabella.

    The idea of sons getting snipped to avoid awkward lumpiness when they wear miniskirts is simply not going to play in Hispanic culture. In fact, Hispanic culture – like all of normal American culture – is at odds with the cultural weirdness of the Democrat Party. This is a culture that respects hard work. Democrats don’t. It respects families. Democrats don’t. It respects service, which is why you see large numbers of Hispanic Americans stepping up to serve in the police, the Border Patrol, and our military. The Democrats not only don’t respect that but despise those who serve.

    I remember when Democrats were so giddy.. They thought they would take over the country on the strength of their minority support..

    But they assumed they didn't have to actually EARN minority support..

    So, now hispanic and black Americans are turning to the GOP..

    Because the GOP *HAS* earned that support.. :D

  82. [82] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Buffalo Shooter Isn’t a ‘Lone Wolf.’ He’s a Mainstream Republican

    The right-wing extremists who control the modern GOP are all gripped by a racist delusion. The shooter is just the latest to act on it
    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/buffalo-shooter-white-supremacist-great-replacement-donald-trump-1353509/

    And the guy that shot up the Republican Baseball Practice was mainstream Democrat..

    One has to wonder what the author's point is..

  83. [83] 
    Michale wrote:

    Let the Democrat come-uppance begin!! :D

    Michael Sussmann's trial to begin in first case brought by Special Counsel John Durham

    Durham has charged Sussmann, a former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer, with lying to FBI
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michael-sussmann-to-stand-trial-first-case-brought-special-counsel-john-durham

    One needs to keep in mind.. These aren't PROCESS CRIMES that Democrats are being charged with.. Unlike President Trump officials who were simply charged with bullshit PROCESS CRIMES, these are actual crimes committed in the course of the huge fraud/con that was the Democrat Russia Collusion delusion..

    These crimes actually MEAN something...

  84. [84] 
    Michale wrote:

    What is a process crime you might ask?? I am glad you asked..

    Say there was a murder and Joe Blow was a suspect. When the police questions Joe Blow he said he was up in the mountains camping..

    This turned out to be a lie.. Joe Blow was boinking the dog in a trailer park in Des Moines..

    But after an investigation, the REAL murderer is caught and Joe Blow is exonerated..

    But Joe STILL committed a crime by lying to the police..

    That is a PROCESS CRIME. An act that is technically a crime, but a crime brought about by the investigation and not the actual incident..

    Most prosecutors will ignore process crimes as a way to mitigate the fallout of their false accusation..

    In the case of the Russia Collusion delusion, Democrats were DESPERATE to pin SOMETHING... ANYTHING on President Trump officials, so they prosecuted process crimes..

    This lame and total bullshit persecution was compounded by extorting President Trump officials by threatening family members with persecution to extract a "confession".. As was done in the General Flynn persecution..

    All told, this is a sad sorry example of exactly what Democrats with their PTDS is all about..

  85. [85] 
    Michale wrote:

    "Jim — it’s Michael Sussmann. I have something time-sensitive (and sensitive) I need to discuss. Do you have availability for a short meeting tomorrow? I’m coming on my own — not on behalf of a client or company — want to help the Bureau. Thanks."
    -Clinton Attorney Michael Sussmann

    This was a lie. At the time, Sussmann was on the payroll of the Hillary Clinton thru the Perkins Coie law firm..

    Lying to the FBI is a crime. WHY Sussmann lied is even MORE of a crime..

    I'll be watching the trial and will give updates as time permits..

  86. [86] 
    Michale wrote:

    Mueller's investigation yielded no evidence of criminal conspiracy or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election.

    NO CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY OR COORDINATION...

    Democrats' own golden boy stated this as FACT...

    The Russia Collusion Delusion con will go down in history as the WORST case of PTDS ever recorded..

  87. [87] 
    Michale wrote:

    This Week’s Spygate Trial Is Bad News For Hillary Clinton

    Despite machinations attempting to hide the full truth of how Spygate conspiracies to entrap Donald Trump were spun, lots will come out into the open.

    Subpoenaed Fusion GPS employee Laura Seago is likely to stay mum during questioning at the criminal trial of Michael Sussmann that starts this week. Her silence will be yet further evidence that the Hillary Clinton campaign financed and seeded the Russia collusion hoax to both the press and U.S. intelligence agencies.

    Jury selection is scheduled to begin this morning in a D.C. federal court in the criminal case against former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann. While Sussmann faces a single charge of making a false statement to former FBI General Counsel James Baker, proof of that federal crime requires prosecutors to show Sussmann lied when he shared Alfa Bank data and whitepapers with Baker, telling the FBI lawyer that he was not acting on behalf of a client.

    To prove that lie, Durham’s team, led by long-time prosecutor Andrew DeFilippis, will present evidence to the jury that Sussmann, in fact, was acting on behalf of two clients—the Clinton campaign and tech executive Rodney Joffe. The special counsel has already previewed much of the evidence it intends to present over the course of the expected two-week trial.
    https://thefederalist.com/2022/05/16/this-weeks-spygate-trial-is-bad-news-for-hillary-clinton/

    This is coming at the WORST possible time for Democrats..

    Democrats were hoping to make everything about baby killing..

    But Karma has deigned that Democrats will be thwarted in trying to change the narrative.. :D

    CHEATERS NEVER PROSEPER

    Karma is making sure of it.. :D

  88. [88] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    (72,76)-
    Trolling, lying and dodging violates the Prime Directive.

    The "thoughtless zealots" comment is a good example of all three.

    Those here that are trolling, lying and dodging are the ones that are behaving in a thoughtless manner.

    There is a difference between being persistent and being a zealot.

    However, mislabeling someone as zealot as you are doing is by any definition trolling and lying and being an asshole.

    Fuck off.

  89. [89] 
    Michale wrote:

    In fact, according to court filings the special counsel issued trial subpoenas to both the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee “requesting the testimony of witnesses regarding the assertion of attorney-client privilege in front of the jury,” illustrating that Durham’s team sees value in the jury hearing from witnesses that the Clinton campaign sees itself as the client related to communications relevant to the Alfa Bank data.

    Likewise, if Seago refuses to answer questions regarding conversations she had with Joffe and others regarding the Alfa Bank data, prosecutors can still win from that loss, with jurors learning from the assertion of privilege that the Alfa Bank theory arose from communications with Joffe, on behalf of the Clinton campaign.

    The real loser, though, will be Hillary Clinton, who risks the spectacle of a court ruling during public proceedings that Seago’s communications with Joffe were protected by attorney-client privilege given Fusion GPS’s role of assisting the Clinton campaign. And that is but a sliver of the evidence likely to come out during Sussmann’s trial connecting Clinton to Spygate.

    Will this be the final straw that breaks the Clinton Hegemony back??

  90. [90] 
    TheStig wrote:

    CW-

    The “Dog has caught the car” metaphor is not quite appropriate. The situation is better described as “The dog thinks it can drive the car.”

  91. [91] 
    Michale wrote:

    TS,

    That more appropriately describes the Democrat Party...

  92. [92] 
    Michale wrote:

    I get it.. I really do..

    Democrats are pissy that they won't be able to kill babies anymore...

    So they have to create an elaborate fantasy to somehow make it seem that RvW being thrown out is a GOOD thing..

    I get it..

  93. [93] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    [86]

    Mueller didn't find evidence of collusion because collusion is not a real crime. It's a political slogan. He did find ten instances of possible criminal conduct, said he couldn't indict per that DOJ memo and also said he was not exonerating Trump. Dunno why you brought this example of Trump douchebaggery up.

    For the record Mueller could also go unsuccessfully search for unborn babies because that's not a real word. It is also a political slogan.

  94. [94] 
    Michale wrote:

    Roe reversal: Nebraska Gov. Ricketts vows to protect 'pre-born babies' if Court strikes abortion ruling

    Ricketts pledged to convene Nebraska Legislature to defend 'pre-born babies' if Supreme Court strikes Roe
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/roe-nebraska-gov-ricketts-vows-protect-pre-born-babies

    If only Democrats had been satisfied with SAFE, LEGAL, RARE....

    But, due to Democrat overreach in #SHOUTOUT their infanticide and #CELEBRATE their baby killing, they are now suffering the backlash of having RvW thrown on the trash heap of history where it belongs..

    Democrats.. Their own worst enemies..

  95. [95] 
    Michale wrote:

    MC,

    Mueller didn't find evidence of collusion because collusion is not a real crime. It's a political slogan.

    Which is what *I* said back before Mueller revealed his STUNNING rebuke of Democrats and their Russia Collusion Delusion..

    YA'ALL claimed that collusion WAS a crime and that President Trump was going to jail for that "crime"..

    For the record Mueller could also go unsuccessfully search for unborn babies because that's not a real word.

    Do you REALLY want to compare Republican "made up words" to DEMOCRAT made up words??

    Let's start with "non binary" and move on from there. :D

  96. [96] 
    Michale wrote:

    One of y favorite Democrat made up words is "intersectionality"...

    That's right up there with LATINX for stoopidity and banality.. :D

  97. [97] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    TheStig wrote:

    CW-

    The “Dog has caught the car” metaphor is not quite appropriate. The situation is better described as “The dog thinks it can drive the car.”

    Yup. There was never any reason to write off the Dem's midterms prospects (unless you need to manufacture fake pleasure over something that hasn't happened) and the leaked RvW memo will prove much more the nuclear bomb than the Repugs ever imagined. Michale, I'd bet money on this if only you hadn't welched in 2020.

  98. [98] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Naw, it was Repugs who endlessly chanted "no collusion."

  99. [99] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    [95]

    I thought we agreed to not hold non binary man bun crowd crap against us Libs if we didn't hold the Jews will not replace us crap against you Con's. I know, it's sooo hard no to, but still.

  100. [100] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    My favorite Republican made up word is "job creators" - since lower taxes on billionaires actually do the opposite.

  101. [101] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Aaand what the hell does intersectionality even mean and why should I care?

  102. [102] 
    Michale wrote:

    MC,

    Naw, it was Repugs who endlessly chanted "no collusion."

    IN RESPONSE to Democrats screaming hysterically ABOUT collusion...

    Everyone here in Weigantia was screaming about Russia COLLUSION.. *I* was the one who said that collusion is not a crime..

    I thought we agreed to not hold non binary man bun crowd crap against us Libs

    We wouldn't HAVE to agree on it if Democrats didn't make up the word..

    Aaand what the hell does intersectionality even mean and why should I care?

    You'll have to ask Democrats what it means.. They invented the term..

    As to why you should care?? It's YOUR Democrats..

  103. [103] 
    Michale wrote:

    My favorite Republican made up word is "job creators" - since lower taxes on billionaires actually do the opposite.

    Not factually accurate..

    If business people pay less in taxes, they have more profit to hire people..

    "A rising tide lifts all boats.."
    -Democrat JFK

  104. [104] 
    Michale wrote:

    Michale, I'd bet money on this if only you hadn't welched in 2020.

    I didn't welch.. I paid the terms of the bet.. I just altered who the beneficiary was..

    I am sure you can't argue with WHO received the donation.. Right???

    But hay.. If you REALLY want to make a wager, we can use the T-SHIRT bet that JL and I use..

    Or the GALT bet that the late CW and I did.. :D

  105. [105] 
    Michale wrote:

    COLLUSION COLLUSION COLLUSION
    http://www.chrisweigant.com/2019/09/27/ftp544/#comment-145238

    Ya'all are on record for TWO YEARS screaming hysterically how Collusion was a crime and President Trump is going to jail for that crime..

  106. [106] 
    Michale wrote:

    We even had the even MORE hilarious CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT COLLUSION :D

    Oh it was a fun time in Weigantia.. :D

  107. [107] 
    Michale wrote:

    Suffice it to say that EVERYONE in Weigantia was screaming hysterically about COLLUSION and how President Trump is going to be successfully impeached and will be frog marched out of the Oval Office in cuffs..

    RIGHT up to the point that Mueller released his report and said.. NOPE.. No collusion.. :D

  108. [108] 
    Michale wrote:

    I had always stated that if Mueller released his report on a Monday, it was very bad news for President Trump..

    If he released it on a Friday, it was very bad news for Democrats...

    Suck ass, Dims!!! :D
    http://www.chrisweigant.com/2019/03/19/elizabeth-warren-not-afraid-to-be-bold/#comment-132255

    Ahhh The memories. :D

  109. [109] 
    Michale wrote:

    Pete Buttigieg told baby formula shortage 'lie': Rep. Kat Cammack

    The Florida GOP lawmaker argued the Biden administration of being 'out of touch'
    https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/pete-buttigieg-baby-formula-shortage-lie-kat-cammack

    "Yesterday I was on the border myself and the facts on the ground are exactly how we have been stating them. Last week, I received text messages and photos from Border Patrol agents showing a stockpile of baby formula and there was complete outrage from the White House, CNN and other liberal outlets claiming that we were lying, so I decided to go down myself and film it. Lo and behold, not only was there stocked warehouses, but there were multiple stocked warehouses that have been not only filled with baby formula, diapers, wipes and clothing, but they have been doing this for months and there's more en route.

    This just points again to how out of touch this administration is and they could stop this with a simple policy change. And to the Secretary of Transportation's remarks that they have been on top of this from day one: That is a lie. They canceled 43% of this manufacturer's production with no plan to backfill that market share that they make up. So, how have they been on top of this? Because moms for months have been saying it was getting harder and harder to find formula. This is just another example of the broken administration that doesn't know how to govern."
    -Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla

    This is just sad...

    Democrats hoarding baby supplies for illegal immigrants while American babies go without..

    Why do Democrats hate American babies???

  110. [110] 
    Michale wrote:

    Fairfax Public Schools consider rule suspending students for 'malicious misgendering'

    The offense carries with it suspension of up to five days 'if frequency and intensity are present'
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/fairfax-schools-rules-suspend-students-malicious-misgendering

    WOW...

    Democrats want to punish students for adhering to SCIENCE.. :eyeroll:

  111. [111] 
    Michale wrote:

    And for the Democrat Party....

    Draft of NY congressional redistricting map 'absolutely brutal' for Dems

    A final map is due at the end of this week
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/draft-of-ny-redistricting-map-absolutely-brutal-for-dems

    The hits just keep on comin'!! :D

  112. [112] 
    Michale wrote:

    MSNBC host compares Buffalo supermarket shooter to Kyle Rittenhouse

    One user wrote that 'this is what happens when Kyle Rittenhouse is the hero and Colin Kaepernick is the villain'
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/leftist-twitter-compare-buffalo-supermarket-shooter-kyle-rittenhouse

    Only a DEMOCRAT could possibly see a connection between the Buffalo shooting and the Kyle Rittenhouse shooting..

    :eyeroll:

    It's as I said.. When yer a racist, EVERYTHING looks like racism. :^/

  113. [113] 
    Michale wrote:

    Can I assume from the lack of comments that ya'all are simply uber-discouraged that Democrats are taking hit after hit after hit after hit and there doesn't seem to be a bottom in sight???

  114. [114] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    "Jim — it’s Michael Sussmann. I have something time-sensitive (and sensitive) I need to discuss. Do you have availability for a short meeting tomorrow? I’m coming on my own — not on behalf of a client or company — want to help the Bureau. Thanks."
    -Clinton Attorney Michael Sussmann

    This was a lie. At the time, Sussmann was on the payroll of the Hillary Clinton thru the Perkins Coie law firm..

    It sure looks like Sussmann was simply saying that he, personally, was wanting to talk to the FBI and was not speaking as an attorney on behalf of any client.

    Lying to the FBI is a crime. WHY Sussmann lied is even MORE of a crime

    And if that were true, wouldn’t they have charged him with that crime? If they don’t, they cannot charge him later as that would be double jeopardy.

  115. [115] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    Whether based on science or not, it's still bullying.

Leave a Reply

[If you have questions as to how to register or log in, to be able to post comments here, or if you'd like advanced commenting and formatting tips, please visit our "Commenting Tips" page, for further details.]

You must be logged in to post a comment.
If you are a new user, please register so you can post comments here.

[The first time you post a comment (after creating your user name and logging in), it will be held for approval. Please be patient (as it may take awhile). After your first comment has been approved, you will be able to post further comments instantly and automatically.]