Friday Talking Points -- What Would You Say To A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim?

[ Posted Friday, July 8th, 2022 – 16:59 UTC ]

President Joe Biden capped off a pretty good week with a pretty good speech today, given right before he signed an executive order to do what he could to protect women's rights. Biden did so, of course, in response to the "extreme" Supreme Court decision which overturned Roe v. Wade.

In his remarks, the president got visibly angry at one particular point, a point that should be repeated by every Democrat running for office this year as many times as possible. Biden was speaking about the report that a 10-year-old girl in Ohio who had been impregnated due to being raped was denied an abortion and had to travel to neighboring Indiana to get one. Here's what Biden had to say about it:

"She was forced to have to travel out of the state to Indiana to seek to terminate the pregnancy and maybe save her life," Biden said in remarks at the White House. "Ten years old -- 10 years old! -- raped, six weeks pregnant, already traumatized, was forced to travel to another state."

. . .

As Biden retold the girl's story Friday, he grew visibly upset. A 10-year-old girl, he said, should not "be forced to give birth to a rapist's child."

Biden's focus on the child came shortly before he signed an executive order to protect abortion rights in the wake of the Supreme Court decision. The administration has faced pressure from other Democrats to do more, but Biden acknowledged that his executive power has limits.

The Supreme Court's ruling, he said, was "terrible, extreme, and I think so totally wrongheaded decision."

He added that, in his view, the court's majority is "playing fast and loose with the facts" in its opinion by misrepresenting the history of abortion rights in America.

"I can't think of anything as much more extreme as [the] court's decision," an emotional Biden said.

. . .

"We cannot allow an out-of-control Supreme Court, working in conjunction with extremist elements of the Republican Party, to take away freedoms and our personal autonomy," he said.

This is the perfect framing of what the 2022 election should be about. Because 10-year-old girls -- as well as rape victims of any age -- might soon be forced into giving birth, as more and more states outlaw abortion with no exceptions for rape. Democrats are already calling the anti-abortion Republicans a new (and quite fitting) name: they are not pro-life, they are forced-birth Republicans. As Biden rhetorically asked today: "What century are they in?"

More and more horrifying examples of the real-life fallout from the legislative spree Republicans are currently on will need to come to light -- and they will. Each and every time, Democrats need to hit the issue hard: "This is what Republicans are for! They created this problem!" Republicans should be asked about these horror stories each and every time they are interviewed by journalists. They need to be confronted with the cruelty they are creating, whether by reporters or by their Democratic opponents.

And Biden's right -- use the words extreme, extremist, and extremism as much as possible. Tell it like it is. And talk about lost freedoms, because that is precisely what the Republicans now stand for -- fewer freedoms for Americans.

Democratic (and independent) voters are angry. They are motivated. But so far the Democrats have been criticized for using the Roe ruling primarily as a fundraising tool. A lot of women (and men, too) got nothing but instant pleas for donations, right after the court's ruling was announced. This is not good enough. The voters are angry, they don't just want to be solicited for money to run more ads.

Republicans have completely painted themselves into a very harsh and unforgiving ideological corner. They are falling all over themselves to outdo each other on how strictly their state's abortion ban will be. There is no rational discussion about rape or incest victims. There is no compassion whatsoever. There is only a rush to be more Draconian than the next state over. This means it will be all but impossible for them to do any "tacking to the center" for the general election on the issue. And that could translate to a whole bunch of independent and suburban votes for Democrats, in the end. Because extremism isn't ever as popular as the extremists think.

But this can only happen if the Democrats are seen as fighting, as having a plan of action, and just as angry as the voters themselves. We'll see how they handle it, but Biden's speech today was a very good model to follow. It is outrageous that a 10-year-old had to go through what she did. And it should make everyone angry. Biden just showed Democrats how to do that.

As we mentioned, the rest of the week was a pretty good one for Biden as well. It was Independence Day week, so Congress was out on one of their periodic "lie in the sun" extended vacations. The jobs numbers released this morning beat expectations, as the economy added 372,000 new jobs last month (when only 200,000 or so were being predicted). This shows that there simply is no "jobless recession" in sight. Biden also announced that one billion dollars will be spent at 85 airports across the country for upgrades, proving once again he is actually getting done the infrastructure work Donald Trump promised (but never delivered upon). And best of all for Biden (and for everyone else as well), gas prices are falling at the pump. They should continue to do so for at least the next few weeks. That alone is going to take some of the political pressure off of Biden, especially if the trend downwards continues for the rest of the summer. If gas prices get back to being reasonable again, it defangs one of the big issues Republicans have been running on, obviously.

Let's quickly whip through all the other political news that was from the past week, before we move on to the awards portion of the program.

In campaign news, things are looking decidedly better for Democrats in the Senate races, as Republicans nominate more and more awfully vulnerable kooks and nutjobs. We wrote about this earlier in the week, if anyone's interested.

Speaking of the GOP lunatic Senate candidates, we learned that Herschel Walker is (in the words of three of his own campaign staff) a "pathological liar." Also, Eric Greitens in Missouri is out with a new ultra-violent ad, where he promises he is "coming with an army." More on both of these later, down in the talking points.

Dr. Oz seems to be missing in action on the campaign trail, which was an unforced error. The Democratic candidate, John Fetterman, has been recovering from a stroke, so Oz could have used the time to flood the zone, but instead he's reading headlines like "Where In The World Is Dr. Oz?"

In gubernatorial races, a journalist for the Irish Times put together a mashup video of the Arizona Republican debate, which shows just how low the party as a whole has sunk into the rabbit hole. Several times during the debate, it was asked from the stage: "Is this a spoof? Are you sure?" Sadly, it was not.

In Pennsylvania, several prominent Republican politicians have now endorsed the Democratic candidate for governor, because the GOP candidate is so completely loony (and frightening).

In Illinois, a Republican running for governor said we should all just "move on" from the mass shooting which took place in the state on July 4th. That's right -- nothing to see here, folks, move along.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump has decided to just cut out the middleman of politics and is now on a speaking tour where he's not raking in donations to his own political action committee or his own campaign funds, but where he's just pocketing millions of dollars directly. Because why bother with all the trimmings? If his fans want to throw money at him, he might as well cut all the middlemen out, right? Grifters gotta grift, after all....

Rudy Giuliani seems to be in a fatal tailspin, reports Politico (and many other media outlets). Getting subpoenaed by the state of Georgia to explain all the lies he told state politicians wasn't even the worst of it. The article is, amusingly enough, titled: "The Rudy Giuliani Joke Isn't Funny Anymore," which (for those old enough to remember) certainly put a new spin on his famous appearance after 9/11 on Saturday Night Live.

Shades of Richard Nixon -- it was revealed that two high-ranking officials who annoyed Donald Trump (James Comey and Andrew McCabe) coincidentally were "randomly" chosen for the deepest-dive audit the I.R.S. can possibly do. Sheer coincidence... must have been!

Let's see, what else? We're getting down to the silly stories so we're almost done. Someone mailed multiple state senators in Ohio some poop, which was actually intercepted before it arrived, but it did lead to one memorable quote, from state senator Jay Hottinger, who remarked it was "just another crappy day."

MSNBC reporter Hayes Brown tweeted a rather amusing reaction to the news that Richard Nephew was named to head the country's strategy on countering global corruption at the State Department: "I'm sorry, but 'Rich Nephew' is a very funny name for an anti-corruption czar." Good point!

And finally, while prime ministers come and go at 10 Downing Street, it's good to know the British government has a constant presence hard at work throughout, providing some welcome continuity. A tweet (complete with photo) lauds: "Larry the Cat, the appointed Chief Mouser of Downing Street, has now outlasted 3 UK Prime Ministers. He holds the true power over the country." Which seems to be a purr-fect place to end this news wrap-up! [Sorry, we just couldn't resist that one....]


Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week

California's governor has always been known for coming up with innovative ways to solve political problems. Gavin Newsom first made a name for himself in 2004, when he was San Francisco's mayor. State law prohibited same-sex marriage, but Newsom defied it by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, which allowed them to marry. Now instead of some theoretical problem, the courts had to grapple with gay couples who were actually married, and it entirely changed the tone of the debate. Newsom supported the ballot initiative which legalized adult recreational marijuana use in the state as well, when most of the state's politicians opposed it. He's always gotten out in front of issues rather than letting things lie, in other words, and so far he's been on the right side of the battles he has picked.

Newsom was in the news last weekend, for airing a political ad in south Florida -- so that it would play on the televisions at Mar-A-Lago. The ad trolled Florida's governor and legislature and contrasted the freedom-loving California with the way Florida seems to be going backwards (such as: firing a pediatrician from a state job for advocating for kids to get vaccinated). This was largely seen as Newsom possibly testing the waters for a national run for president in 2024, but first he's got to win re-election, so he's staying mum on that possibility for now. But it wasn't trolling Floridians that earned him this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award.

Today, Governor Newsom unveiled a radical new plan which directly attacks a big problem in such an innovative way that hopefully it will be copied elsewhere. Frustrated at the high price of insulin, Newsom announced he will be spending $100 million on the problem, half to go to developing innovations in insulin delivery and half to build a factory to just make insulin. That's right: the state is going to make it, and then they'll sell it to people who desperately need it -- at cost. No insane markups that line the pockets of drug companies. No need to pass any state laws attacking the insulin cartel, Newsom will just be radically undercutting them in the marketplace. Problem solved!

Here's the story, in his own words:

Newsom said in a video posted to Twitter that $100 million from the state budget he recently signed for 2022-2023 would be allocated for California to "contract and make our own insulin at a cheaper price, close to at cost, and to make it available to all." Half of the $100 million would go toward the development of a "low-cost" insulin, Newsom said. The other $50 million would go toward a facility in the state to manufacture insulin that would "provide new, high-paying jobs and a stronger supply chain for the drug."

"California is going to make its own insulin," Newsom said in the video. "Nothing epitomizes market failures more than the cost of insulin. Many Americans experience out-of-pocket costs anywhere from $300 to $500 per month for this lifesaving drug. California is now taking matters into our own hands."

. . .

"In California, we know people should not go into debt to receive lifesaving medication," Newsom said in the video.

Or you can watch his video, if you want to hear him tout the new plan.

Congress has been trying to put together a cap on the out-of-pocket cost of insulin to patients for a while now, but even if they do come up with some plan ($35 a month is the goal), it may not be universally-applied. People without health insurance may be left out, which is kind of a strange thing since they are the ones who need the help the most. But in California, everybody who needs insulin will be able to get it for the most reasonable price possible.

That is a masterstroke of political leadership. If enough places emulated this move, it might just put the profiteering insulin cartel out of business for good -- which would be a great thing for all concerned (except maybe their shareholders, boo hoo). For showing such innovation and governmental initiative, Newsom deserves to be copied elsewhere. And he also more than deserves this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award.

[Congratulate Governor Gavin Newsom on his official contact page, to let him know you appreciate his efforts.]


Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week

We have one (Dis-)Honorable Mention award this week, for Senator Kyrsten Sinema. Immediately after the Roe ruling came down, Democrats in Congress tried yet again to convince Sinema and Manchin to support a carve-out in the filibuster in order to pass the provisions of Roe into federal law. Both declined to do so, once again.

But last week, Sinema had the gall to tout her efforts to "protect women's health care" in a fundraising email. This is sheer hypocrisy, since when it came down to deciding whether to actually protect women's health care, Sinema was one of two Democrats who would have voted no. However, we feel that it doesn't quite rise to the level of the Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week award, so we're just going to give her a (Dis-)Honorable Mention instead.

Last week, we gave the MDDOTW award to Joe Biden, partly for what was only really an accusation at the time. It had been reported that just before the decision overturning Roe was announced, Biden was all set to nominate a very anti-abortion federal judge in eastern Kentucky. This was a blatant quid pro quo deal with Mitch McConnell, so McConnell would stop gumming up the works on other Biden judicial nominees.

This week, we got confirmation of the story:

President Biden had planned to nominate a conservative opponent of abortion rights to a lifetime federal judgeship in Kentucky, according to newly released emails, prompting criticism of the White House from some fellow Democrats.

After facing opposition from Democrats in Kentucky, the White House has not put former state solicitor general Chad Meredith's name forward as a nominee. A round of federal judicial nominations released last week did not include Meredith. It was unclear Wednesday whether the White House would ever move forward with nominating him.

But the episode has underscored the impassioned responses from Democrats in the wake of the Supreme Court striking down Roe v. Wade. At times, Democrats have directed some of their anger at the White House.

On June 23, White House official Kate Marshall emailed Coulter Minix, the director of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's office in Washington. "To be Nominated tomorrow," the message read, followed by the qualifications and experience of Meredith, whom the Biden administration planned to nominate to be a judge in the Eastern District of Kentucky the next day.

The email, released Wednesday, was titled "close hold," meaning information that is not supposed to be widely distributed. Minix said he would "share the info and appreciate the heads up."

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade the next day, jolting the country and igniting demands that Democratic elected leaders do all they could to protect access to abortions. An email that followed a few days later included what appeared to be an effort to contain potential fallout.

"Sorry for not including this in the original email," wrote Marshall, a former lieutenant governor in Nevada who joined the White House's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs in August. "But I wanted to clarify that the email I sent was pre-decisional and privileged information. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you. Kate."

Now, we do realize that we already dinged Biden for this last week, but the fact remains that the White House has had zero to say on the issue since. When asked, the press secretary just says: "We do not comment on any nominations until they are made."

That's not good enough. Biden should admit that, yeah, he did cut a deal with McConnell, but the deal's now off since circumstances have changed. Then he could use it as a launching point to explain how extreme and out-of-step the Supreme Court is and how he won't contribute to the pipeline of judges who favor taking rights away from women.

But he hasn't. So his continuing silence on the issue has earned him yet another Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week award.

[Contact President Joe Biden on his official contact page, to let him know what you think of his actions.]


Friday Talking Points

Volume 668 (7/8/22)

A rather mixed bag this week, with no overarching theme. As always, use responsibly and enjoy!


   What would you say to her?

This needs to be asked, directly. If the media won't do it, then Democrats should.

"Republicans have no real answer when confronted by the fact that already their anti-abortion crusade has gone too far. When a Republican governor was asked about a 10-year-old girl in Ohio who was raped and had to travel out of state to get an abortion, she responded: 'I don't believe a tragic situation should be perpetuated by another tragedy.' Interesting choice of weasel words, there -- she obviously doesn't consider a 10-year-old girl being forced to carry a baby and give birth to be any kind of 'tragedy.' Also, what will perpetuate the situation is a 10-year-old being forced to give birth to her rapist's baby. So instead of just asking generic questions, what I'd like to hear is the media ask these heartlessly cruel politicians a direct question: 'What would you say to that 10-year-old child?' How would you explain the reasoning behind condemning her to such a fate? How would you make your forced-birth moral case to a 10-year-old? Because that is the question I'd really like to hear some Republicans come up with an answer to. The time for mincing words and weaselly answers is over."



Start calling it what it is. Every time.

"The Republican Party has become dangerously extreme. There's just no denying it anymore. Their ranks are filled with extremists who celebrate violence. They are fine with supporting political violence, plain and simple. Eric Greitens, a GOP Senate candidate in Missouri, just released an ad where he once again carries a weapon of war and threatens: 'We are coming with an army.' And this isn't even the most violent ad he's released! A lifelong friend of his publicly begged him to quit the race, calling him a 'broken man, who will do anything, including inciting violence, to regain power.' But he's not the only one. Republicans who have stood up to Trump in any way, shape, or form have been getting obscene death threats on a regular basis. Elections officials across the country are quitting in droves because the job just isn't worth getting death threats over -- and the death threats keep pouring in. This is brownshirt behavior, folks. This is banana republic stuff. And every American should denounce it all -- but only one political party is doing so. Republicans are either now full-on extremists or they meekly apologize or ignore the extremism in their own ranks because they don't want the anger trained at them. This is dangerous stuff, and about as un-American as it gets."


   A few brave Republicans

Thankfully, this isn't universal. There are a few Republicans who see the danger. The ones in Pennsylvania who just endorsed the Democratic candidate for governor, for instance. And Mick Mulvaney -- a man who served as Donald Trump's chief of staff -- wrote an extraordinary article this week in the Charlotte Observer, in which he desperately tries to convince his fellow Republicans to pay attention to what is being revealed about Donald Trump and his coup attempt. Again, this is a man who worked in the top White House job for Trump, so he certainly knows of what he speaks. Here's the opening to his extraordinary article:

The significance of last week's Congressional Jan. 6 committee hearings cannot be overstated. For the first time, evidence was presented that former President Trump knew some of the protesters were armed before encouraging them to go the Capitol, that right-wing extremist rioters communicated directly with the White House, that key Presidential advisers requested pardons, that the chief White House lawyer was concerned about getting "charged with every crime imaginable," and that someone within Trump world may be trying to tamper with committee witnesses. Serious stuff.


   Gas goes down, media yawns

Democrats should point it out for them.

"Have you noticed that gas prices are finally coming down? Crude oil prices have been dropping like a stone and prices at the pump are slowly getting better. You know what I find strange, though? When the prices shot up, every television network featured the story night after night on their evening news. But now that the news is good -- prices getting better -- the mainstream media has lost all interest. Things are headed in the right direction, but they don't consider it newsworthy. All I know is that seeing prices drop is a real relief to millions of American families, and I hope the prices keep going down all summer long."


   Time to testify

Good news from the Peach State!

"The grand jury in Georgia which is investigating criminal interference in the 2020 election has announced it has subpoenaed seven of the lawyers and others who were at the heart of the illegal and fraudulent scheme. This includes Rudy Giuliani, Lindsey Graham, John Eastman and others. So now instead of ranting and raving about conspiracy theories they've made up out of moonbeams and fairy dust, all of these people will have to testify under oath as to what happened and what part they played in it all. This could lead to criminal charges being brought against any of them, and perhaps against Donald Trump himself. This investigation is further along than any of the others, so it'll be interesting to see what happens after Rudy and Lindsey and all the rest of them are forced to answer questions under oath. If I were Trump, I'd be sweating...."


   Nice try

Don't let them get away with this.

"I see a Republican member of the House of Representatives is gushing about how 'thrilled' she is with the money her local airport will be getting for improvements. There's only one rather large problem with this -- Beth Fan Duyne, like most of her Republican colleagues, voted against appropriating this money. She's trying to claim credit for something she voted against. And she's not the only one out there bragging about something the Republicans tried to prevent, either. Her constituents should really be told the truth of the matter -- Democrats made this possible. You had the chance to support it and you didn't -- you voted against it. So spare me the bragging about it, OK?"


   No wonder they're buddies!

Hoo boy.

"Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee for Senate in Georgia, has apparently not only been lying to Georgians about all kinds of things, he's been lying to his own campaign staff as well. Here's what they had to say about it to the Daily Beast -- Walker lies 'like he's breathing'... 'he lies so much we don't know what is true'... aides have 'zero' trust in their candidate. In fact, three people -- independent of each other -- all called Walker a 'pathological liar.' This is from his own campaign team, folks. But it does clear one thing up -- no wonder Walker and Donald Trump are such good buddies! Birds of a feather...."

-- Chris Weigant


Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisWeigant

Cross-posted at: Democratic Underground


143 Comments on “Friday Talking Points -- What Would You Say To A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim?”

  1. [1] 
    nypoet22 wrote:


    did you read the story about the two year old in illinois who was wandering around alone because his parents had been murdered? as the father of a two year old myself (and a four year old as well), that story made me for real cry. i don't even know what to say. but i do know that anybody who goes around wagging their finger about it or using it as a fundraising tool just fills me with rage. same for uvalde, and dems just as much as reps. offer a potential solution (i don't care if it's less guns or more), offer condolences, but DON'T treat it as just another political football.


  2. [2] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Somehow, I don't think But inflation! And Hunter Biden! is going to work as well as But emails! And Benghazi!

  3. [3] 
    Speak2 wrote:

    TP 6
    I've been saying it since ARRA (Stimulus bill under Obama). Every ribbon cutting should be attended by some Dem. If no local one works, then the VP, even.

    Blatantly and rudely point out that the GOP'er who is trying to take credit voted no. Dems should have been doing that all along!!!

  4. [4] 
    Michale wrote:

    As usual, once I log off for the night, all the personal attacks and scumbags come out of the woodwork.. :eyeroll:

    Funny how that is, eh... :eyeroll:

    I am not even going to bother responding to them..

    They are trying SOOOOO hard to start a flame war..

    What they don't seem to understand thru their thick single cell brain is that they are not in control here..

    *I* am...

  5. [5] 
    Michale wrote:


    same for uvalde, and dems just as much as reps.

    And yet, yer anger for that kind of action (politicizing shooting tragedies) ONLY comes out when the "reps" do it..

    Do you see how that cheapens your anger?? Makes it appear to be solely politically based..

    Where was this anger when Odumbo stated SPECFICALLY, "We *must* politicize these tragedies"..

    Democrats are INFAMOUS for politicizing these tragedies even before the bodies are cold..

    Where was your anger then???

    Further, what prompted your anger wasn't even politicizing the tragedy...

    What prompted your anger was me pointing out the blatant hypocrisy of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightweight who begged for less toxicity in our discourse while not even 24 hours before, she was screaming "FUCK CLARENCE THOMAS!!!"

    So it had NOTHING to do whatsoever with the Highland Park shooting, yet you flew off the handle...

    Your against politicizing Crowd Based Mass Shootings?? Fine.. I am as well.. It's an admirable stance..

    But when you only show your displeasure, your anger about it when it comes from the GOP side of the aisle, then it's not an admirable stance.

    It's simply a political agenda...

    Do you see my point??

  6. [6] 
    Michale wrote:

    Keep in mind as ya'all read the below..

    This ISN'T the GOP saying things like this.. It's DEMOCRATS..

    Aren't you glad you have me around to report the facts???

    Otherwise ya'all would NEVER know how bad it is for Democrats..

    Hell, reading news from Weigantia ya'all wouldn't have even known that Japan's former Prime Minister Abe, a GREAT ally to the United States, was assassinated!!!

    Anyways, on to the facts...

    Dems reportedly full of 'outright worry' president won't be able to rescue plunging polls by midterms

    Dems full of ‘outright worry’ over Biden’s leadership, say he’s ‘out of time’ to fix things: Politico

    'There is diminishing confidence' that Biden can solve the crises facing the country, the outlet reported

    Biden isn’t running out of ideas, Dems fear. He’s running out of time.

    Democrats are pressing the White House to try and change the dynamics of the midterms. They fear it’s getting too late.

    In virtual meetings over the course of the spring, Democratic governors across the nation have pressed President Joe Biden’s advisers to adopt a sharper message ahead of the midterms.

    They’ve prodded officials for more details of how the administration was going to communicate its wins and improve its messaging around the economy. They have also wanted to see a clear demonstration of new actions from the White House. Don’t just tell us what you’ve done, is how a person familiar with the meetings characterized the feeling among governors, because what you’ve done isn’t exactly working.

    Through it all, there’s been a general and growing dissatisfaction with the White House’s response. That budding frustration, relayed by three party officials familiar with the meetings’ contents, has morphed into outright worry. And it’s surfaced elsewhere in recent weeks.

    Note that this comes from Politico... A standard Democrat Water Carrier

    Democrats are saying Biden's Handlers haven't done SQUAT to help Democrats in the mid-terms..

    Everywhere you turn, it's DEMOCRATS who are calling out Biden's Handlers...

    I know, I know.. Yer shocked about this.. You haven't heard a THING about Democrat dissatisfaction with Biden's Handlers..

    As I said, aren't you glad you have me here to open all these facts up to ya'all!!!

    Yer welcome... :D

  7. [7] 
    Michale wrote:

    Underlying it all is a concern that Biden and his team are not just out of fresh ideas, but increasingly out of time to turn around their flagging poll numbers before the midterms.

    Last month, a similar, more tension-filled gathering took place on Capitol Hill in a meeting between senior administration officials and members of the House. There, lawmakers were expecting to receive guidance on matters as concrete as how to counter Republicans who are handing out free gas cards and baby formula to court irate voters in their districts. Instead, they were met with now familiar talking points about the White House’s legislative successes and the resonance of the message Biden carried in 2020.

    Get that?? House members wanted to know how they can move forward and mitigate their losses in November..

    All Biden's Handlers wanted to talk about was how awesome :eyeroll: they have done in the past...

    Biden's Handlers simply have NO CLUE what they are going to do in the future to help this country..

    NO CLUE... NO NEW IDEAS... Just the same ol same ol BS that hasn't worked whatsoever..

  8. [8] 
    Michale wrote:

    Look, people.. The election is in 121 days!!!

    Democrats in and out of the White House just HAVE to realize that there is no magic potion that's going to take care of ALL the problems that real everyday Americans face...

    You got:

    Surging Inflation

    An Imminent Recession

    HISTORICALLY High Gas Prices

    Decisive & Stunning SCOTUS Losses Piling Up

    And to top it all off??

    Democrat Voter's are resigned to the FACT that their Party built up their expectations to *unbelievable* heights, only to just let those Democrat voters down.

    But even with all these problems, a few months ago, there was hope that these problems would abate..

    Our own MC went on and on, "Oh things will get better!! You'll see!!! Putin won't invade!!! Watch!!!"

    And yet, things have gotten worse and worse and worse...

    Do Democrats need a ton of bricks to fall on them to realize how much trouble they are in???

    But apparently, the FACTS are starting to seep thru Democrats' wall of disbelief...

    Democrats are starting to realize how much trouble they really are in...

  9. [9] 
    Michale wrote:

    And now ya'all know how much trouble Democrats are in..

    Thanx to yours truly.. :D

    Yer welcome...

  10. [10] 
    Michale wrote:

    And the day wouldn't be complete without ANOTHER word salad answer from Kamala HEADBOARD Harris...

    When asked why Democrats failed to codify Roe v Wade in Congress when they have control of all levers of government, Headboard Harris had this to say...

    "I think that, to be very honest with you, I do believe that we should have rightly believed, but we certainly believe that certain issues are just settled. Certain issues are just settled."
    -Kamala HEADBOARD Harris

    So, I *THINK* what she is trying to say is that, despite the FACTS of the impending trash heap toss of Roe v Wade and Democrat Eugenics v Casey, Democrats believed that RvW and DEvC was "settled" so Headboard felt that Democrats didn't really need to do anything..


  11. [11] 
    Michale wrote:

    Let's look at some of the choice quotes from the Left and the right about Headboard Harris' er.. intelligence acumen.. :D

    "This is incoherent. Is everything ok…?"
    -Progressive Emma Vigeland

    "Captions need a bouncing ball to follow along with the words,"
    -Ring Magazine Ryan Songalia

    "What is with this administration and an aversion to basic speaking skills and grasp of the English language?"
    -NewsBusters Curtis Houc

    "hm that's not what was asked."
    -Reporter Dan Moritz-Rabson

    "Somewhere at a Montana vacation lodge someone just pumped his fist in the air."
    -Journalist David Freedlander

    "How absurdly naive."
    -New Yorker Magazine Lainna Fader

    "Holy cow what a bad answer. This is going to cause a Dem revolt. The GOP has been after this for decades. But the Dems thought it settled so did nothing?!"
    -Radio Host Erick Erickson

    "Anyone. Who has paid. The slightest. Tiniest. Bit of attention. To women's health issues. For the past SEVERAL DECADES. Knew. It. Was. Not. Settled."
    -Film Critic Jason Bailey

    As ya'all can see, Headboard Harris is getting ripped upside and down the other from BOTH sides of the political spectrum...

    During his campaign, Biden said he would unite the country...


    The country is united AGAINST the Biden's Handlers' Administration.. :D

    Who could have POSSIBLY predicted this!??

    Oh.. Wait... :D

  12. [12] 
    Michale wrote:

    Of course, who could forget Headboard Harris' word salad from a few days ago..

    Here is Headboard's response to the Highland Park shooting..

    "We've got to take this stuff seriously, as seriously as you are because you have been forced to take this seriously.

    The whole nation should understand and have a level of empathy to understand that this could happen anywhere any people in any community. And we should stand together and speak out about why it's got to stop."
    -Headboard Harris

    And ya'all actually VOTED for this!???


  13. [13] 
    Michale wrote:

    And, of course, Biden himself ain't the sharpest tool in the shed either..

    His speech on the limited protection of baby-killing rights??

    "It is noteworthy that the percentage of women who registered to vote and cast a ballot is consistently higher than the percentage of the men who do so. End of quote.

    Repeat the line.

    It is noteworthy that the percentage of women who registered to vote and cast a ballot is consistently higher than the percentage of the men who do so. End of quote."
    -Joe Biden

    THAT was Biden's speech... Verbatim... You could almost see the guy behind Biden rolling his eyes...

    Again, the question MUST be asked...

    Ya'all VOTED for this??? Willingly???


  14. [14] 
    Michale wrote:

    Apparently, Biden is a slave to the teleprompter..

    I picture a scene from the White House like this....

    ... any day now... :D

  15. [15] 
    Michale wrote:

    And once again, let's look at some quotes from notables in the political world in response to Biden's... ahem.. acumen...

    "Biden is so far gone that he will literally read anything put on the teleprompter in front of him. ‘End of quote’ ...’Repeat the line.’"
    Washington Times Tim Young

    -Independent Journalist Tim Pool

    "Completely dysfunctional. Has no idea what the words he’s reading mean."
    -Conservative Author John Cardillo

    "The man is literally Ron Burgundy."
    -Pundit Lauren Chen

    I am assuming that's NOT a compliment, having never seen the movie... :D

    "This is the commander and chief!!???"
    -Conservative Vlogger Luke Rudkowski

    "Please run for re-election."
    -Congressman Byron Donalds

    "Every week this guy does something that shows how mentally impaired he is and we as a society just accept it… so sad."
    -University of Texas Head Coach Kyle Hartzell

    The coach has a good point.. This has gone WAY past the point of Elderly Abuse...

    -Senator Tom Cotton

    "And ‘end of quote. I’m Ron Burgundy'?"
    -ABC's Jeremy Lee

    Another ANCHORMAN comparison.. I need to watch that movie for myself and see if the comparisons are accurate.. Given the number of them, I am betting they are dead on ballz accurate.. :D

    "Whoever controls the teleprompter is the real President!"
    -Elon Musk

    Again... Ya'all VOTED for this!????

  16. [16] 
    Michale wrote:

    And a sad note...

    Actor Gregory Itzin has died..

    While he is known for a lot of different roles, I remember him best from the scumbag Vice President (no reference to today's scumbag vice president) and President Charles Logan in several seasons of '24'..

    He was a great actor..

    requiescat in pace

  17. [17] 
    Michale wrote:

    Mr Itzin also played key roles in Star Trek series, including Deep Space 9, Voyager and Enterprise..

    Truly a great man...

  18. [18] 
    Michale wrote:

    The dehumanization of the court as extremist or "extremist," as [Biden] says, "an out-of-control" group of justices taking away your rights — this conveys a clear message to fringe elements of American society. Mainly, it's okay to target justices. It's no wonder the justices' homes have now become protest magnets. Justice Kavanaugh was threatened with assassination.

    And just the other night, he was driven from a D.C. restaurant by protesters. In Ohio, motivated by the Roe ruling, human feces was mailed to 25 Republican members of their state house. Thankfully, it was intercepted by the post office. The hyper-partisanship, the incitement and acceptance of violence over any displeasure at all is now an American epidemic. This is footage from a New York City restaurant, when patrons were told there was an additional charge for dipping sauce, they rampaged. This is pitiable. Any grievance at all is now cause for blocking traffic, attacking law enforcement, even museums are no longer immune from politics. At British museums this week, anti-oil protesters glued themselves to the frames of masterpieces. In the U.S., actors have taken to gluing themselves to coffee shop counters as a means of protest.
    -Raymond Arroyo

    Your Democrats are a piece of work, people..


  19. [19] 
    Michale wrote:

    There's no doubt this was political. And it's really unfortunate for these border agents who've given their lives to securing our border and defending Americans. And here they are being punished, they should be rewarded. They should be taken care of. Instead, their careers may be ruined, and they've been humiliated in front of the entire American public. And I just think it's really wrong. I would expect instead that Joe Biden and some of these political leaders should come out and actually apologize to these guys for what they've been through.
    -Texas Attorney General Paxton

    Why does Biden and the Democrats hate America so much???


  20. [20] 
    Michale wrote:

    Republicans ponder national abortion restrictions if they regain majority in midterms

    Very interesting..

    Sure would serve Democrats right, eh?? :D

  21. [21] 
    Michale wrote:

    Border Patrol agents cleared of whipping illegal immigrants

    Biden had vowed agents 'will pay' after September border intrusion

    Every Democrat (which includes Weigantians) owes these Border Patrol Agents an apology..

    Of course, we'll never see such a thing.. Democrats can't admit when they are wrong...

    Like hypocrisy, it's another defining characteristic..

  22. [22] 
    Michale wrote:

    So, how about this "Birthing Person" bent, eh??

    I mean, HONESTLY... Democrats want to change the definition of the word "mother" (or its derivatives) to "Birthing Person".

    And in doing so demonstrating unequivocally and beyond ANY doubt how completely utterly moronic, stoopid and insane they really are.

    So, according to Democrats The Mamas & The Papas would become "The Birthing Person & The Papas"

    Or the R&B hit like "Mama Said" would become "Birthing Person Said" and the lyrics would go:

    Birthing Person said there’ll be days like this
    There’ll be days like this my Birthing Person said

    Three Dog Night's Mama Told Me Not To Come would become Three Dog Night's Birthing Person Told Me Not To Come...

    You see how utterly WHACKED and out of touch with regular every day Americans Democrats have become?

    No wonder everyone is so silent around here...

    No one can logically or rationally defend this completely and utter MADNESS and STOOPIDITY...

  23. [23] 
    Michale wrote:

    I get it.. I really do..

    Ya'all must be speechless.. Totally embarrassed by Democrats and their stoopidity... I don't blame ya'all..


    OK Finally going to be able to watch the Season Finale of Strange New Worlds.. :D

    Looking forward to it.. :D

    Hasta... :D

  24. [24] 
    Michale wrote:


    Totally blown away!!! Even more so than the premiere episode!!

    That was a HELLUVA episode.. Pure unadulterated Trek on steroids!!

    Russ, you were absolutely correct..

    It stuck with canon so well it was incredible!!!

    Now we gotta wait a whole frakin' YEAR for another 10 episodes!!

    THAT sucks....

  25. [25] 
    C. R. Stucki wrote:

    I heard that Biden's 10 yr old's pregnancy resulted from an "immaculate Conception". The child Biden wants to abort would natuarally be Jesus' half-brother!!!

    There goes the Catholic vote for 2024

  26. [26] 
    Michale wrote:

    "Behavioral note - an infected male exposed himself to sunlight today. Now it's possible decreased brain function or growing scarcity of food is causing them to... ignore their basic survival instincts. Social de-evolution appears complete. Typical human behavior is now entirely absent."
    -Will Smith, I AM LEGEND


  27. [27] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @m [4-24],

    TLDR: dems bad, trump great?

    just asking. that's too many posts to fit between soccer and nap.

  28. [28] 
    Michale wrote:

    : dems bad, trump great?

    If yer curious enough to ask, yer curious enough to read..

    just asking. that's too many posts to fit between soccer and nap.

    Everyone else seems to have ran away...

    Typical Weigantian behavior is not entirely absent.. :D

    What did ya think of that Season Finale!??

    MIND BLOWING, eh!?? :D

  29. [29] 
    Michale wrote:

    I am guessing everyone is waiting til 1600-1700 hrs when I go to bed, eh?? :D

  30. [30] 
    Michale wrote:

    Damn!! I hate when typos mess up my movie lines!! :D

    Typical Weigantian behavior is NOW entirely absent..


  31. [31] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:


    I’ve come to realize that your shocked and overly joyful responses to liberals voicing their complaints about the sitting Presidents actions/lack of actions must be like a citizen from North Korea hearing fellow citizens complaining about Dear Leader — they have never imagined anyone could speak negatively about their leader NOT being brought out before anti-aircraft guns and being executed!

    You are not allowed to disagree with anything Trump says or does at any given moment. Even when Trump contradicts his own words, you willfully ignore his deceiving you and every other American out of your cult-like worship of Trump.

    For months prior to the 2016 election, Trump claimed that his campaign never had any contact with the Russians…and you parroted that claim for months. Then it became known that Donald Trump, Jr. held a meeting with the Russians at Trump Tower and that Trump Sr. was well aware of that meeting. Then Mueller’s report uncovered over 117 meetings between Trump’s campaign and Russian officials prior to Trump being elected. Yet you still scream “NO COLLUSION” at random points throughout the day without explaining why Trump was in such close contact with Russia — contact he did not want our government knowing about! Can you explain this? Of course you cannot and you will likely lob an insult as your response because that is all you really have.

    You obviously agree with Trump’s belief that his having a brilliant uncle that taught at MIT meant that he, too, could understand complex scientific theories without any study. He always knew better than the experts on any given subject matter. No matter how batshit crazy his positions were, you knew you had to agree and applaud his rantings.

    Even after Trump was exposed admitting how deadly and dangerous the COVID-19 virus was and how easily it spread, you still chose to ignore Trump’s own words and went along with the lie he told the American people. Over 1 million people have died from this virus. How many would have been spared had Trump not been more concerned with being re-elected than combatting this virus from the very start? How many died after attending one of Trump’s super-spreader rallies? How many died because they refused to get vaccinated?

    You are shocked to hear liberals speaking out about their disappointment with Biden only because you cannot disagree with Trump ever or risk being targeted by your fellow cult members.

  32. [32] 
    Michale wrote:

    "Amazing.. Everything you just said there is wrong."
    -Luke Skywalker, THE LAST JEDI


    The fact is, you are describing yourselves..

    Don't you find it funny that NONE of the **FACTS** I have put out about Democrats has *EVER* made it to Weigantia??

    Ya'all would have known NONE of this if it weren't for my postings..

    That's because ya'all ALWAYS toe the Party Line..

    Ya'all are SO AFRAID of speaking out against the Democrat Party line..


    That's ya'all's mantra and you prove it EVERY day....

    As usual... You accuse me of EXACTLY what you people are doing.. :D

    Keep in mind.. *I* am the only documented, bona fide and PROVEN Independent here...

    Ya'all (NEN) are nothing but goose-stepping little storm troopers bowing and scrapping before their Furher.. :D

    Before their dark Sith lord... :D

  33. [33] 
    Michale wrote:

    Awww right... It's safe... Ya'all can come out now.. :D

    I am calling it a night..

    Don't be afraid.. Ya'all can come out now and post.. :D

    See ya'all in the morning.. :D

  34. [34] 
    Kick wrote:


    Now, now, I'm going to have to take issue with some of the things that are being said about Herschel Walker and him being a "pathological liar."

    Let's break this down and examine the exchange between Walker and the reporter and see if Herschel actually did lie about Trump never saying the election was stolen:

    Reporter: One of the things that certainly motivated President Trump in giving endorsements to various candidates has been whether or not they accept his claim that the election was stolen. Do you think the election was stolen?

    Walker: Well, I dont think. I think you, I think reporters say that. I don't know whether President Trump say it because he never say that to me.

    [talking at the same time]

    Walker: I'm not arguing with you.

    Reporter: Herschel, he says it over and over, please.

    Walker: No, no, no, no, no, he has never. I've never heard President Trump ever say that.

    See there. Herschel just never heard President Trump say that.

    Isn't it possible that what we've got here is not a pathological liar and just another in a long line of Trump cult terminal morons in perpetual denial because their heads are shoved so far up into one end of President Trump that they aren't able to hear the words that are coming out of the other end?

    Thoughts to ponder. :)

  35. [35] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:


    This is the perfect framing of what the 2022 election should be about. Because 10-year-old girls -- as well as rape victims of any age -- might soon be forced into giving birth, as more and more states outlaw abortion with no exceptions for rape. Democrats are already calling the anti-abortion Republicans a new (and quite fitting) name: they are not pro-life, they are forced-birth Republicans. As Biden rhetorically asked today: "What century are they in?"

    I think I prefer anti-woman Republicans. Because that is precisely what they are when they try to force their faux-puritanical religious beliefs in a blantant effort to retain their dwindling control and power over women.

    While the the 10-year old girl is an extreme and emotional manifestation of this centuries old thinking, it shouldn't become the basis for Democrats' fight for the reproductive rights of women.

    In my perfect world, sex would be witheld from any man who does not support the full reproductive rights of women. As for the women who would impose their opposition to abortion or any other reproductive measure upon other women? Well, there would be a special place reserved for them.

  36. [36] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Hershel is kind of like a tuna fish sandwich with an (R) after it.

    I live in solid red CA_23 but, no matter that my Rep is part of the #SeditionCaucus, there are enough desert rats and hillbillies here that just automatically vote Republican. So I can relate.

  37. [37] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Not very bright, nosiree.

  38. [38] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Biden's right -- use the words extreme, extremist, and extremism as much as possible. Tell it like it is. And talk about lost freedoms, because that is precisely what the Republicans now stand for -- fewer freedoms for Americans.

    It also wouldn't hurt to use the phrase Republican cult of economic failure and words strung together like Republican administrations have a long record of leaving economic messes on the order of magnitude of the Augean Stables for Democratic administrations to clean up every once in a while, either. Ahem.

  39. [39] 
    Kick wrote:


    As usual, once I log off for the night, all the personal attacks and scumbags come out of the woodwork.. :eyeroll:

    As usual? Actually, no. People come and go on this board in their own time and not yours. What is very usual is your whining like a little bitch when others post when you're here and bitching and moaning about others' posting when you're not here. You got control issues.

    Funny how that is, eh... :eyeroll:

    Still looking for a brain... so there's hope.

    I am not even going to bother responding to them..

    You just did.

    They are trying SOOOOO hard to start a flame war..

    Incorrect. Couldn't care less about a flame war.

    What they don't seem to understand thru their thick single cell brain is that they are not in control here..

    *I* am...

    If I were a poorly educated rube who couldn't spell simple English words, form paragraphs into sentences, and didn't know how to punctuate properly, I don't believe I'd be laser focused on everyone else's brains until I managed to locate one for myself. But you are trying desperately to find one... so I'll give you an "E" for "eyeroll." Don't ever stop looking. :)

  40. [40] 
    Kick wrote:


    What prompted your anger was me pointing out the blatant hypocrisy of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightweight who begged for less toxicity in our discourse while not even 24 hours before, she was screaming "FUCK CLARENCE THOMAS!!!"

    So you actually think it was you that prompted JL's anger? If you'd actually read his paragraph and looked up any of the simple English words that obviously confused you, you'd already know that his anger had nothing to do with you personally... that plus everything not being about you.

    So it had NOTHING to do whatsoever with the Highland Park shooting, yet you flew off the handle...

    He said it made him "cry"... not fly.

    Your against politicizing Crowd Based Mass Shootings?? Fine.. I am as well.. It's an admirable stance..

    But when you only show your displeasure, your anger about it when it comes from the GOP side of the aisle, then it's not an admirable stance.

    You're contradicting yourself, and that's an idiotic stance that isn't the least bit admirable. Also, you're pretending to discuss mass shootings when all you're actually doing is devolving the issue into a personal attack on another poster... as per your usual.

    Do you see my point??

    Everyone sees your point: You don't wish to discuss political issues; what you seek is to devolve dang near every issue into the same old discussion about someone personally, and you do this over and over and over ad nauseam and pretend like it's political debate when all it actually is is the same old/same old bullshit mountain. Lather, rinse, repeat.

  41. [41] 
    Kick wrote:


    Keep in mind as ya'all read the below..

    Keep in mind that not everyone is going to read the monotonous repetitive piles of horseshit you bring from other websites and copy here. :)

  42. [42] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    Too busy. Listening to George w bush memoir (decision points) on audiobook. Still not a fan of his presidency, but it's definitely worth a listen.

  43. [43] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:


    Let me know if he explains why his administration sabotaged Biden's plan for Iraq (2007 Ed.) ... er, prescription for US Iraq policy ... the US Iraq policy plan that received an astonishing even by the standards of 2007 75 to 23 affirmative vote in the form of a non-binding Sense of the Senate resolution.

  44. [44] 
    nypoet22 wrote:


    Yes, he does.

  45. [45] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Yeah, Kick. Like me, back to scrolling through the content span. Best way to get back at them is don't feed their sense of entitlement. To even acknowledge them simply wastes time and distracts from the conversations.

  46. [46] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Are you going to tell me how?

  47. [47] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Did he use the word 'partition'? Because that was the very last thing it ever was about ...

  48. [48] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    I believe he's a fundamentally decent person, but President Bush is stubborn when he thinks he's right.

  49. [49] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    I believe it was Colbert who said it, bush's a guy who thinks the same thing Thursday as he did Tuesday, no matter what happened on Wednesday.

  50. [50] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Brother Colbert is also famous for noting to Dubya's face that reality has a well known Liberal bias.

  51. [51] 
    Michale wrote:

    When the cats away, the mice will play.. :D

  52. [52] 
    Michale wrote:

    As usual, Kick is sooo desperate to start another flame war.. It's the only environment where she actually feels part of something..

    I read her words and the desperation just CRIES out...

    She's like Jim Carrey with Jennifer Aniston in BRUCE ALMIGHTY except the desperation screams, "PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!! ENGAGE ME!!!! FIGHT ME!!!"

    It's so sad to see Kick reduced to this.. But it is extremely validating.. :D

  53. [53] 
    Michale wrote:

    I believe it was Colbert who said it, bush's a guy who thinks the same thing Thursday as he did Tuesday, no matter what happened on Wednesday.

    In that regard, Bush is just like Biden's Handlers and Democrats in general..

    The STAY THE COURSE mentality...

    "Our policies are excellent and America loves our policies.. We're just not messaging them properly.."

    Democrats biggest problem (besides the hypocrisy and all their other character flaws) is that they are desperate to find different ways to say how they are doing the same thing over and over hoping for a different result...

  54. [54] 
    Michale wrote:

    Yeah, Kick. Like me, back to scrolling through the content span. Best way to get back at them is don't feed their sense of entitlement. To even acknowledge them simply wastes time and distracts from the conversations.

    And there is MC going on an on about how he is "ignoring" me.. :D

    Like Kick's desperation, it's so validating for me to see how MC simply can't live without me..

    Much like Bashi can't live without Don...

  55. [55] 
    Michale wrote:

    These Biden voters regret their 2020 choice 18 months into presidency

    Three 2020 voters, citing inflation woe, racial pandering, Marxism, say they regret backing Biden

    These 3 Biden voters represent tens of millions of Biden voters and probably many Weigantians who regret voting for Biden's Handlers...

    The wanted a UNITER but all they got was a doddering senile dementia-riddled old fool and a bunch of America hating handlers...

    I believe that, sometimes, things happen for a reason..

    America NEEDED to see how utterly incompetent in governance Democrats are and how Democrats completely hate this country...

    Now that America knows how anti-American Democrats are and how incompetent Democrats are, Americans are now going to overwhelmingly vote for the GOP in November and in 2024..

  56. [56] 
    Michale wrote:

    And now, as I am wont to do, let's turn to a Left Wing Rag, a Democrat Water Carrier Extraordinaire and see what THEY have to say about the Biden's Handlers Administration..

    At 79, Biden Is Testing the Boundaries of Age and the Presidency

    President Biden has said he plans to run for a second term, but his age has become an uncomfortable issue for him and his party.

    WASHINGTON — When President Biden leaves Tuesday night for a four-day swing through the Middle East, he will presumably be more rested than he would have been had he followed the original plan.

    The trip was initially tacked onto another journey last month to Europe, which would have made for an arduous 10-day overseas trek until it became clear to Mr. Biden’s team that such extended travel might be unnecessarily taxing for a 79-year-old president, or “crazy,” as one official put it.

    Get that?? They had to break up Biden's trip because a 10-day trip would have been too "taxing", too exhausting for Biden... :eyeroll:

    Well, gee whiz... If we ever get into a war, we better hope it's a 4-day war and not a 5 or more day war..

    Because, OBVIOUSLY Biden's Handlers think that Biden couldn't handle anything over 4 days.. :eyeroll:

    This kind of stuff is EXACTLY why my presence here is so valuable to ya'all..

    The late CW said it perfectly... I am hear so ya'all can learn the things that you wouldn't otherwise know ANYTHING about..

    Like definitive PROOF POSITIVE that Biden's Handlers KNOW FOR A FACT that Biden is simply not up to the task of being President Of the United States..

    Because I am here, ya'all will know ALL about it!!

    Once again... Yer welcome.. :D

  57. [57] 
    Michale wrote:

    Ooops Forgot to kill the Bold...

    Apologies MC... I know how upset you get when you see bold..

    Calm down... Take another hit of your bong.. :eyeroll: It will be OK...

    I'll try to pay more attention to it in the future... :D

  58. [58] 
    Michale wrote:

    Aides also cited political and diplomatic reasons to reorganize the extra stops as a separate trip weeks later. But the reality is that managing the schedule of the oldest president in American history presents distinct challenges. And as Mr. Biden insists he plans to run for a second term, his age has increasingly become an uncomfortable issue for him, his team and his party.

    Just a year and a half into his first term, Mr. Biden is already more than a year older than Ronald Reagan was at the end of two terms. If he mounts another campaign in 2024, Mr. Biden would be asking the country to elect a leader who would be 86 at the end of his tenure, testing the outer boundaries of age and the presidency. Polls show many Americans consider Mr. Biden too old, and some Democratic strategists do not think he should run again.

    You see what I am seeing here..

    Biden's Handlers have to make concessions to the safety and security of the nation by breaking things and trips and information into smaller bites so Biden can handle it without vapor-locking.. :eyeroll:

    Anyone who thinks Biden is of sound mind and body is simply wish-casting...

    Anyone who thinks Biden can actually run again in 2024 is REALLY wish-casting...

    It's a meteorological term... :D

    Forecasting vs Wishcasting and Hypecasting

  59. [59] 
    Michale wrote:

    Questions about Mr. Biden’s fitness have nonetheless taken a toll on his public standing. In a June survey by Harvard’s Center for American Political Studies and the Harris Poll, 64 percent of voters believed he was showing that he is too old to be president, including 60 percent of respondents 65 or older.

    The majority of Americans believe that Biden is too old to be President..

    And Biden PROVES that every time he opens his mouth..


  60. [60] 
    Michale wrote:

    Mr. Biden’s public appearances have fueled that perception. His speeches can be flat and listless. He sometimes loses his train of thought, has trouble summoning names or appears momentarily confused. More than once, he has promoted Vice President Kamala Harris, calling her “President Harris.” Mr. Biden, who overcame a childhood stutter, stumbles over words like “kleptocracy.” He has said Iranian when he meant Ukrainian and several times called Senator Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, “John,” confusing him with the late Republican senator of that name from Virginia.

    Pushing Biden into these situations is elderly abuse, pure and simple...

    Biden should be in a hospice or elderly care facility.. NOT having his finger on the nuclear button...

  61. [61] 
    Michale wrote:

    Republicans and conservative media gleefully highlight such moments, posting viral videos, sometimes exaggerated or distorted to make Mr. Biden look even worse. But the White House has had to walk back some of his ad-libbed comments, such as when he vowed a military response if China attacks Taiwan or declared that President Vladimir V. Putin “cannot remain in power” in Russia.

    One of these days, Biden is going to utter something in public that his staff won't be able to walk back...

    And once again, I point out that none of ya'all would know ANY of this stuff if it wasn't for me here.. :D

    Don't ya'all feel SOOO lucky to have me around.. :D

  62. [62] 
    Michale wrote:

    hehehehehehehe Now THAT's funny...

    Democrats believe it's a "messaging" problem.. That's simply wish-casting*

    The problem is that Democrats don't realize that Americans simply DON'T LIKE Democrat Party policies..

    *meteorological term...

  63. [63] 
    Michale wrote:

    Let's see what's next on the chopping block... :D

    Without Obergefell, Most States Would Have Same-Sex Marriage Bans

    David must be fit to be tied.. :D

    If I recall correctly, David is friends with Obergefell...

    If the SCOTUS does overturn Obergefell, it will not mean that gay-marriage is all of the sudden made illegal in the United States..

    Like baby-killing, it will simply mean that the question of gay marriage will be referred back to the states where it can be settled by DEMOCRACY..

    Ya'all like DEMOCRACY, right???

    So, then ya'all shouldn't have ANY problem if the SCOTUS overturns Obergefell...


  64. [64] 
    Michale wrote:

    Hysterical Democrats are offering "bounties" on SCOTUS Justices...

    Liberal protest group offers 'bounties' for info on where conservative justices are located

    I seem to recall how ya'all were hysterical when a story came out about Russia offering "bounties" on US Troops..

    Of course, ya'all really don't CARE about US Troops, ya'all just used the story to bash President Trump...

    But, as with ALL of ya'all's hysterical PTDS stories, it turned out to be a bullshit claim.

    But now we have Democrats paying "bounties" for SCOTUS Justices..

    And, I am certain, ya'all are PERFECTLY OK with that..

    Bounties are great.. As long as it's the RIGHT people who are getting bounty'ed... :eyeroll:

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

  65. [65] 
    Michale wrote:

    Yunno, it just occurred to me...

    If these FACTS were reported on and discussed, I really would have no reason to be here... :D

    Ahhhh perchance to dream... :D

  66. [66] 
    Michale wrote:

    DC Service Industry Workers... If you see Kavanaugh, Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Coney Barrett or Roberts DM us with the details!

    We'll venmo you $50 for a confirmed sighting and $200 if they're still there 30 mins after your message.
    -Democrat scumbags

    Ya'all must be SOOOOO proud of your Democrat Party.. :eyeroll:

    "Silence Gives Assent"

  67. [67] 
    Michale wrote:

    And no where is Biden's Handlers' incompetence more revealing than with Ukraine..

    Russia threatens broad Ukraine offensive as U.S. presses China over war stance
    Pavel Polityuk
    Sat, July 9, 2022 at 12:38 AM·4 min read
    In this article:

    Volodymyr Zelensky
    Volodymyr Zelensky
    Sixth and current President of Ukraine

    Vladimir Putin
    Vladimir Putin
    President of Russia
    By Pavel Polityuk

    KYIV (Reuters) -Ukrainian defenders battled on Saturday to contain Russian forces along several fronts, officials said, as the United States urged China to align itself with the West in opposing the invasion following an ill-tempered G20 meeting.

    A missile strike on the northeastern city of Kharkiv wounded three civilians, its governor said, though Russia's main attacks appeared focused southeast of there in Luhansk and Donetsk.

    Those two provinces, parts of which were held by pro-Russian separatists before the conflict began in February, comprise the eastern industrial region of the Donbas.

    Ukrainian officials reported strikes in both on Saturday, while Britain's Ministry of Defence said Moscow was assembling reserve forces from across Russia near Ukraine.

    Donetsk regional Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said on the Telegram messaging service that a Russian missile had struck Druzhkivka, a town behind the front line, and reported shelling of other population centres.

    Luhansk Governor Serhiy Gaidai said on Telegram that Russian forces were "firing along the entire front line", though a subsequent Ukrainian counter-attack had forced Moscow to halt its offensive.

    Biden and his handlers have NOT done Ukraine any favors by prolonging this war...

    Just think.. If Democrats hadn't cheated and defrauded the American people, President Trump would still be in office..

    And Ukraine would still be intact... Well as intact as it COULD be after Odumbo let Putin take the Crimea... :eyeroll:

    What *IS* it with Democrats, eh that they work sooo hard to HELP Putin..?? :^/

  68. [68] 
    Michale wrote:

    Yep... Democrats are finally showing their true Anti-America colors..

    Nicholas Goldberg: Hate the Supreme Court? Our problems actually start with the Constitution

    So you’re unhappy with the Supreme Court justices who turned back the clock on environmental protection, abortion, school prayer and guns? You’re angry because they’re ideologues with a reactionary agenda, flexing their muscles to eliminate rights, weaken government and endanger the planet?

    Me too. They’re reprehensible.

    But let’s be honest: The problem isn’t just with the justices. The problem, or at least a substantial portion of it, lies with the U.S. Constitution itself.

    Democrat Party = The Hate America Party... :eyeroll:

  69. [69] 
    Michale wrote:

    And, in the OH SNAP, THAT'S GOTTA HURT department..\

    Biden Is Now Polling Worse Than Trump Was at the Same Point in His Presidency

    Once, while sitting in bumper-to-bumper rush-hour traffic in Atlanta, I espied a bumper sticker on an exhaust-belching truck immediately in front of my car that made me laugh and fume simultaneously: “I may be slow, but I’m ahead of you!”

    Joe Biden needs to raise his game sooner rather than later. Sean Gallup/Getty Images
    © Sean Gallup/Getty Images
    Joe Biden needs to raise his game sooner rather than later. Sean Gallup/Getty Images
    That is a taunt that fans of President Joe Biden have been able to launch at fans of former president Donald Trump … until recently. It was definitely accurate back in January, as I noted at the time:

    There is a definite silver lining to Biden’s current popularity woes, reflected in this ostensibly very negative headline at FiveThirtyEight: “One Year in, Biden Has the Second-Lowest Approval Rating of Any President.” Guess who had the very lowest at this point in his presidency? That’s right: Donald J. Trump, whose approval rating was at 39 percent a year after his inauguration.

    My point was that while Biden’s job-approval numbers were in no shape to give Democrats much of a hope of hanging on to control of the House in November, the losses might be limited by Trump’s chronic unpopularity as long as he was the perceived leader of the GOP. In 2024, moreover, Biden may well be a viable candidate for reelection even if his party bombs in 2022, much like Obama in 2012 and Trump himself (very nearly) in 2020.

    But now the premise of this partly sunny analysis of Biden’s relative unpopularity has changed. At this point in 2018, Trump’s average job-approval rating at RealClearPolitics was 43.2 percent. Biden’s today is at 38.2 percent, five full points lower. When Election Day arrived in 2018, Trump’s job-approval rating was virtually unchanged, and his party lost 41 House seats, though thanks to an extremely favorable Senate landscape, the GOP made a net gain of two seats in the upper chamber. It’s possible, of course, that Biden’s popularity may rebound by November, but his job-approval rating hasn’t been above 43 percent this year, and the overall trend is an excruciatingly slow but steady erosion of support.

    How bad is it for Biden's Handlers specifically and Democrats in general that Biden's Handlers are doing a WORSE job than they claimed President Trump as doing!??


    Biden is WORSE than President Trump.. BY FIVE FULL POINT!!!

    That's just GOTTA hurt, eh people? :D

  70. [70] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:


    I believe he's a fundamentally decent person, but President Bush is stubborn when he thinks he's right.

    Even a fundamentally decent person can look a gift horse (Biden's plan for Iraq) in the mouth if he's getting some very bad advice (from Cheney, Rumsfeld et al.)

    And, Iraq continues to suffer ever since ... it may have had a fighting chance for good governance.

  71. [71] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:


    One of these days, Biden is going to utter something in public that his staff won't be able to walk back..


    That right there is proof you have no idea who Biden is or what you are talking about! (Hehehehehehehehehehehe)

  72. [72] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    It's kinda funny ... you hear people say that Biden will be too old or too sick to run in 2024.

    And, then, right away, they say that means Trump could actually win in 2024.

    I guess that's what's called a back-handed compliment?

    In any event, it remains the truth of the matter ... I hope all of his handlers are making him take extremely good care of himself! :)

  73. [73] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:


    That's just GOTTA hurt, eh people? :D

    Longtime Biden fans are soooooooooooo used to that. Ahem.

    I thought you knew that. :)

  74. [74] 
    Michale wrote:

    Pregnant mother in Texas sparks legal debate in claiming unborn child should allow HOV travel in post-Roe era

    Brandy Bottone was 34 weeks pregnant at the time she was pulled over on June 29

    An unborn baby is a person..

    This woman should not have received a ticket...

  75. [75] 
    Michale wrote:

    Good morning, Liz :D

  76. [76] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    When it comes to killing civilians over the course of the last few decades, who has killed more ... Russia or the US?

  77. [77] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    How many Afghan civilians have been killed over the decades of the wars in their country? I ask just for comparison sake and to be my usual shit disturber because, I'm in the mood.

    Still suffering from on and off internet/tv/phones connectivity issues! :(

  78. [78] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Can't even to ':(' right. DAMN.

  79. [79] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:


    I wouldn't wish reading through all of this crap on my worst enemy.

    On second thought, it would be a great addition to the torture tool box!

  80. [80] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Give us what we want or we'll throw you into the CW Comments Sections Chamber of Horrors!

  81. [81] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    Notwithstanding Bush's endless shill for the charter schools scam (that annoyed me about Obama too, he just didn't talk as much about it), a few overlooked positives and spooky premonitions really jumped out at me. One is that bush was very involved in fighting HIV in Africa, and worked extensively with Dr Fauci on it. Another is that he had an almost identical response at the end of his eight years as Obama after HIS eight years; namely, that one of the biggest obstacles to a functional political system is our inability to extricate partisanship from redistricting..

  82. [82] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    That is all true!

  83. [83] 
    Michale wrote:

    When it comes to killing civilians over the course of the last few decades, who has killed more ... Russia or the US?

    Last few decades??

    Definitely Russia..

  84. [84] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Do you know the numbers?

  85. [85] 
    Michale wrote:

    I was thinking the last few decades would include the Soviet Union's foray into Afghanistan.. Thinking back, that is on the outside margin, so I would have to say it's pretty darn close as to who killed more civilians..

    Of course, one needs to keep in mind that in Iraq, the definition of "civilian" can be stretched quite handily..

    So, yea... I would still go with my original answer and say Russia...

    And, no I don't have the numbers... Just a gut feeling from a US serviceman...

  86. [86] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    I think you're right.

    Afghanistan may qualify for the country that suffered the most civilian casualties over the last few decades.

  87. [87] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    But, the US was involved in the fight against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, so that could make the difference...

  88. [88] 
    Michale wrote:

    But, the US was involved in the fight against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, so that could make the difference...

    We weren't killing anyone..

    At least, not officially..

    We simply provided the arms so that Afghanis could kill everyone...

  89. [89] 
    Michale wrote:

    JOE BIDEN Published July 10, 2022 11:07am EDT
    White House fires back at 'out of step' activists fuming over Biden's response to abortion ruling

    White House says, 'Joe Biden’s goal in responding to Dobbs is not to satisfy some activists'

    I love it when Democrats eat their own.. :D

  90. [90] 
    Michale wrote:

    San Francisco children walk past open-air drug den on way home from school, shocking video shows: report

    San Francisco logged 650 drug overdose deaths in 2021

    Democrat governance = 3rd world shitholes..


  91. [91] 
    Michale wrote:

    There was much about these remarks that were quite curious. First of all, he seemed to refer to Griswold as standing for the opposite of what Griswold stands for. Griswold was the protection of that right. He seemed to refer to it as the rejection of the right to use contraception. But there were some unfair moments directed at the court, not just calling them repeatedly, the justices, ‘extremists.’ But he says, as you noted, that they didn't consider the early English and American cases on abortion. That's entirely and demonstrably untrue. You could disagree with how they view that history, but to say that they ignored it was really quite unfair. But there were other aspects that I expect justices were probably grinding their teeth when listening to this.
    -Constitutional Law Professor Jonathan Turley

    Biden's Handlers outright LIED..

    But, of course, no one called him on it because Democrats LOVE lies...

    When it suits their agenda...

  92. [92] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:


    Biden has NEVER been a favourite son of the Democratic party. And, that goes quadruple for any "I want what I want when I want it" Democratic party activists. Because of that, I used to think you would like the guy. Or, at the very least, show him a bit of grudging respect every now and again. :(

  93. [93] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Biden would NEVER have been elected president if there was no Trump.

    Chew on THAT for a minute! :)

  94. [94] 
    Michale wrote:


    . Or, at the very least, show him a bit of grudging respect every now and again. :(

    To be fair, I USED to like Biden.. You know for a fact that I am on record as saying I respected Biden..

    But that was before he turned to the Dark Side... That was before he went all senile and dementia-ridden and allowed himself to be used by those Democrats who hate America...

    Now, he is on his own... He gets nothing from me..

  95. [95] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    There's some thinly veiled irony in that, eh?

  96. [96] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:


  97. [97] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Without Trump, there would be no president Biden.

    Isn't it ironic?

  98. [98] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Someone call Alanis Morissette!

    That's a little Canadian joke.

  99. [99] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    About the meaning of ironic. Ahem.

  100. [100] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:


    The only thing that's ironic about her song is that it is supposed to be about irony. Heh.

  101. [101] 
    Michale wrote:

    Without Trump, there would be no president Biden.


    Biden's Handlers' frak-ups are, somehow... someway...

    President Trump's fault!???

    That's a REALLY big reach... Even for you... :D

  102. [102] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    That's not what I said or meant.

  103. [103] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    I seem to recall how ya'all were hysterical when a story came out about Russia offering "bounties" on US Troops..

    Of course, ya'all really don't CARE about US Troops, ya'all just used the story to bash President Trump...

    And good "patriots" like you were not upset at the thought of the Russians putting out bounties on American service members' heads.

    How could we use the story to bash President Trump? Unless Trump's response proved him to be a spineless wuss that was fearful of even suggesting that Putin wasn't the manliest leader of all time... oh wait, that's exactly how Trump responded!

  104. [104] 
    Michale wrote:

    This is my song for my lovely wife..

    STYX Paradise

    This is my wife's song for me..

    Alan Jackson Remember When

  105. [105] 
    Michale wrote:

    And good "patriots" like you were not upset at the thought of the Russians putting out bounties on American service members' heads.

    Of course we weren't upset..

    Because we KNEW it was a bullshit claim..

    Just like ALL claims that Democrats make in an vane and futile attempt to take down President Trump...

  106. [106] 
    Michale wrote:

    I was here Liz... :^/

    Good nite..

  107. [107] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    here's ours.

    i played it for her on our first date. i could cover it on guitar and knew all the words, but she was the first one to tell me it was about 9/11/2001 in new york neighborhood where she lived back then. now that we actually have two kids, it takes on a whole new meaning.

  108. [108] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    guess sunday night canada-fest is over, so another note about bush and redistricting: in 1989, bush 41 (and mitch mcconnell!) actually tried to have gerrymandering federally outlawed, but his initiative was blocked by the democratic congress. talk about a missed opportunity!

    I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.
    ~will rogers

  109. [109] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    here's a little historical background on the issue.

    if anything, george w. bush is the most impressive of those presidents who confronted the issue, for proposing the reforms when his own political party still had more to lose than to gain by them, at least in the short term.

  110. [110] 
    nypoet22 wrote:


    if you're going to cite a 'leftwing rag' as evidence that president biden and the democratic party have blown their chances, i'd recommend the following:

  111. [111] 
    Michale wrote:


    That's the worst Left Wing rag imaginable.

    It's a BRIT Left Wing rag..

    Like Democrats, who haven't been this angry since the Republicans freed the Democrats' slaves...

    Brits are still pissy that we kicked them out of North America... :D

    Having said that, there are many reasons why Democrats are so bad these days...

    But they ALL agree that Democrats are going to be wiped out in November...

  112. [112] 
    Michale wrote:

    California ex-trans teen backs Florida ban on Medicaid funds for transgender medical interventions

    Chloe Cole said she may not be able to have children and is at higher risk for cancer because of transgender medical interventions

    Children are simply TOO young to make such life-altering decisions like what gender they want to pretend to be...

    It's the reason why children cannot legally vote.. Or legally smoke.. Or legally drink alcohol..

    As has been evidenced in our recent past, children make stupid decisions.. It's a pre-requisite of BEING a child..

    Yet ya'all here think that a child should be allowed to decide to be medically and surgically mutilated because they want to pretend to be a different gender.. Or no gender at all.. And to make such decisions while HIDING those decisions from their parents??

    Can't ya'all see the BLATANT hypocrisy and downright stoopidity of those positions???

    Simply from a child welfare perspective, it's a bonehead and utterly indefensible position to take...

    Wouldn't ya agree??

  113. [113] 
    Michale wrote:

    "Medicalization of minors with gender dysphoria might advance the political views of physicians involved in their care, but the data showing any benefits for the actual children is extraordinarily thin. The affirmation model runs an unacceptably high risk of harm."
    -FL Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo

    And THAT is the sole impetus that's at work here..

    The political agenda of people who simply DON'T CARE ONE IOTA about the children they are disfiguring, both mentally and physically..

    All that people care about is the political agenda..

    It's really really sad that these people would push this disfiguring political agenda that has been PROVEN to harm children...

  114. [114] 
    Michale wrote:

    "I think the data on which the gender-affirmative model is based is not scientific. Studies from Sweden and Denmark have shown extremely high rates of suicide among people who took transgender interventions. We need better data, we need long-term perspective trials where we can look at adverse effects. We need much more robust data to justify these kinds of very robust therapies."
    -Board-Certified Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Matthew Benson

    "Most hormone treatments are only FDA approved as puberty blockers in children for the purpose of treating central precocious puberty and not for gender dysphoria The off-label use of these medications for gender dysphoria block normal puberty, has numerous unhealthy side effects including loss of normal bone development, interference with normal brain and social development, and importantly causes infertility and sexual dysfunction. Many of these effects will be irreversible."
    -Endocrinologist Dr. Michael Laidlaw

    Why are Democrats so intent on harming and mutilating children?? And HIDING the procedures from the children's parents???


  115. [115] 
    Michale wrote:

    Biden's Handlers just CAN'T seem to settle on whose fault things are??

    All he has to do is look in the mirrior.. :eyeroll:

    Biden slammed for tweet blaming Republicans for economic problems: ‘I thought it was Russia's fault’

    President Biden said Republicans were obstructing lower prices for gas, food, healthcare and prescription drugs

    This tweet wins the Internet For The Day... :D

    88% wrong track + 38% job approval = good f’ing luck with this BS.


  116. [116] 
    Michale wrote:
  117. [117] 
    Michale wrote:

    Manhattan bodega worker charged with murder wanted to avoid confrontation, video shows

    The confrontation began when a card was declined at the convenience store

    How does that equate to a murder charge!??

    I swear, Democrat DA's are frak'ed in the head.... :eyeroll:

    What is WRONG with Democrats!??

  118. [118] 
    Michale wrote:

    Filmmaker Michael Moore pens his own 28th Amendment to ‘repeal and replace’ Second Amendment

    Bowling for Columbine director Michael Moore has frequently attacked the right to carry firearms

    Of course the bloviating POS hires armed security whenever he has to show his ugly face in public..

    So, guns for HIS people, but no one else.

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

    Speak2, I am simply amazed that you can't see the blatant hypocrisy here... :eyeroll:

  119. [119] 
    Michale wrote:

    Democrats are no proposing baby killing cruises.. :eyeroll:

    Floating abortion clinic proposed in Gulf to bypass bans


    I hear that Casey Anthony has been hired as the spokesperson for BABY KILLING CRUISE LINES..


    Just when you think Democrats couldn't sink ANY lower on the civilized scale..

    They sink lower... :^/

  120. [120] 
    Michale wrote:

    Newsom was in the news last weekend, for airing a political ad in south Florida

    Yes.. By all means.. Join us in California..


    California is the armpit of the world..

    And I say that as a native son...

  121. [121] 
    Michale wrote:

    Praying is bad.... Preying is good

    Brought to you by your Democrat Party


  122. [122] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    alifornia is the armpit of the world..

    And I say that as a native son...

    that explains SO much! lol

    in case you find yourself yearning for home...

  123. [123] 
    Michale wrote:

    Not really, since I left California decades ago.... :D

    But OK.... NOW you get an 'E' for effort... :D

  124. [124] 
    Michale wrote:

    And the hits from the Left Wing rags continue to come.. :D

    Democrats Have a Biden Problem

    There ain't gonna be nothing left of the Democrat Party by the time the mid-terms actually roll around.. :D

  125. [125] 
    Michale wrote:

    Trump’s impending return should be great news for Biden, who is deeply unpopular and craves the most noxious foil any Democrat has ever known. Biden needs a Trump campaign to recreate his own winning coalition. No one else is going to do it for him. At the same time, Biden is damaged enough to give Trump another chance at victory, with one recent poll showing him trailing Trump by five points.

    Get that people???

    President Trump is ahead of Biden in the polls.. :D

    It's going to be a loong looong 2.3 years for Democrats.. :D

  126. [126] 
    Michale wrote:

    But the failures are glaring for a president who is now as unpopular as Trump used to be. Some of them are in style and messaging rather than in substance. Biden seems incapable of meeting the moment and articulating a vision that can inspire voters. He has pitched few compelling or workable solutions for the inflation crisis or other logistical failures — like the baby-formula shortage. He allowed, along with Democrats in Congress, a potentially transformational child tax credit to expire after just one year. His reaction to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade was strikingly detached and listless, with aides oddly unprepared for the generation-defining court decision. There was no subsequent plan of action, no federal strategy or detailed calls for local governments to mobilize for abortion rights. He belatedly called for the end of the filibuster to codify Roe. By then, few were even listening.

    One obvious problem for Biden is his age. He’s a poor candidate for 2024, because he’ll be turning 82 shortly after Election Day. Unlike other septuagenarians and octogenarians in American politics — Sanders and Warren in particular — Biden lacks the apparent vigor or drive to make an affirmative argument for what the Democratic Party should do for the U.S. Younger politicians are trying to fill the void. California governor Gavin Newsom is running television ads in Florida to taunt Ron DeSantis and urge Floridians to reject toxic culture-war policies. Illinois governor J. B. Pritzker wants to be a leader on gun control. Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer has risen to prominence for her staunch defense of abortion rights in the wake of Roe’s death. And in Georgia, Warnock, both a senator and charismatic pastor, may be a serious presidential contender if he can survive Herschel Walker’s challenge in November.

    Democrats stack up failure after failure after failure...

  127. [127] 
    Michale wrote:

    Harassment and intimidation aren’t ‘legitimate protest,’ and Democrats need to say so

    It's obvious that political violence is perfectly acceptable to Democrats and Weigantians...

    Just so long as it's Democrat political violence against the Right people...


    Any facts to disprove this claim??


    Yea... That what I figgered...


  128. [128] 
    Michale wrote:

    Where is the line between protest and harassment, intimidation and law-breaking?

    A few days ago, activists assailed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh while he dined at Morton’s steakhouse in DC.

    Protests at restaurants are crass, and cross a line in civil society, but they’re nothing new. The left’s new low is targeting judges instead of politicians this way.

    Asked about the incident, terminally unprepared White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded, “People have a right to protest. This is what a democracy is.”

    Well, no. Federal Statute 18 USC 1507 outlaws protesting “in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer” with the “intent of influencing” those people.

    Makes sense. Protests exist to affect change. But we can’t have judges being coerced in their decision-making by public opinion — or by threats.

    Democrats are breaking federal law.. This is fact..

    Why doesn't SCOTUS Justice wannabe Garland do his job??

    Because Democrats are targeting the RIGHT people...

    So, that's perfectly acceptable to Democrats.. And Weigantians.. :eyeroll:

  129. [129] 
    Michale wrote:

    "{Threats and harassment and intimidation} are not political weapons. And to those who would use them: Your day is over. We will never negotiate. We will no longer tolerate and we will no longer be afraid. It's your turn to be afraid."
    -President Marshall, AIR FORCE ONE


  130. [130] 
    Michale wrote:

    Republicans Weigh Garland Impeachment As Biden DOJ Drags Feet on Extremist Abortion Protesters

    The Biden Justice Department has yet to take action against abortion extremists menacing pro-life clinics and members of the Supreme Court. Republican lawmakers are resolved to hold leadership accountable after the midterm elections—even if that means impeaching Attorney General Merrick Garland.

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), who is in line to take over the House Judiciary Committee if Republicans prevail in November, didn’t take a Garland impeachment inquiry off the table in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon. Jordan cited a range of alleged misconduct, from failure to enforce black-letter law to protect clinics and justices, to secret collusion with leftwing groups opposed to parents protesting woke curricula changes.

    Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about!!

    Next to Biden's Handlers, the person most deserving of Impeachment is SCOTUS Justice Wannabe Garland...

  131. [131] 
    Michale wrote:

    Jordan wonders whether the Justice Department and the White House are following a template.

    "The key question we would like to find out, if in fact the American people put us in control, is was this similar to what happened with parents at school board meetings? In other words, was the Biden White House working with some outside left wing influence groups, and also then communicating that information to the DOJ?" Jordan said.

    The Ohio Republican added that a dozen whistleblowers have quietly come forward to speak about the Biden Justice Department and FBI matters, though he declined to get into specifics.

    Yep Yep Yep...

    Line up these America hating morons and impeachment... One by one...

  132. [132] 
    Michale wrote:

    And from ANOTHER Left Wing rag....

    House GOP marches into deeper blue terrain as Dem prospects fade

    With just four months until the midterms, Democrats were already on the defensive in at least 30 highly competitive districts.

    Rep. Kim Schrier called it an “honor” to welcome President Joe Biden to suburban Seattle for a health care speech in April. Then, nearly three months later, the Washington Democrat used a TV ad to boast about “taking on” the Biden administration over gas prices.

    This kind of pivot in a House battleground — which Biden won by 7 points just two years ago — isn’t an anomaly. Recent GOP polling in roughly a dozen swing districts offers a bleak portrait of how President Joe Biden’s anemic approval ratings are threatening to doom battle-tested swing-seat incumbents — and nudge once-safe districts into the middle of the danger zone.

    As time marches on, the worse and worse it gets for Democrats.. :D

  133. [133] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    The key question we would like to find out, if in fact the American people put us in control

    They didn't. Nor, to a large extent, did they do so for a majority of your 435 colleagues. For at least two thirds of the House, partisan map makers did that. Obama knew it, both bushes knew it. Bill and Donald probably both knew it too, if either cared.

  134. [134] 
    Michale wrote:


    He was talking about in the future when the people put the GOP in control..

    "If the people put is in control, theses are the key questions we want to find out..."

  135. [135] 
    nypoet22 wrote:


    I am fully aware of what the material witness to the January 6th terrorist attack is referring to, i just find it hilarious that he's dressing it up as some sort of nationwide voter movement. Literally 400 out of the 435 house seats leave "the people" with no choice to speak of. And that's a small c conservative estimate; a more accurate number is probably closer to 402 or 403.

  136. [136] 
    Michale wrote:

    I think we're not talking about the same thing..

    Rep Jordan's comments have nothing to do with the Cardassian Show Trial that is 6JC...

    His comments deal with impeaching SCOTUS wannabe Garland after the people give control of the House to the GOP...

    Because Garland is not doing his job..

  137. [137] 
    BashiBazouk wrote:

    I see Elon is trying to pull out of the Twitter deal.

    Musk says he will buy twitter to fix the bot problem.

    Also Musk, I am shocked, shocked to find there is a bot problem on twitter.

    As the current joke goes, Elon is great at pulling out, well except with women...

    But really it's all about the Telsa stock price.

  138. [138] 
    Michale wrote:
  139. [139] 
    BashiBazouk wrote:

    A bad meme, eh? True proof that /r/TheRightCantMeme

    Actually the real legal issues are interesting and complex. I will be curious to see how this all turns out. Twitter is not the only one who will have to disclose information...

  140. [140] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Here's a portion of Trump’s combative letter Saturday offering to waive his disputed claim of executive privilege for Bannon to testify after all on condition that the committee agree to his former White House strategist’s choice of “a time and place.”

    “I watched how unfairly you and others have been treated,” Trump said in the letter. “Therefore, if you reach an agreement on a time and place for your testimony, I will waive Executive Privilege for you, which allows for you to go in and testify truthfully and fairly, as per the request of the Unselect committee of political Thugs and Hacks, who have allowed no Due Process, no Cross-Examination, and no real Republican members or witnesses.”

    How do Republicans take this giant man-BABY seriously? Who authored this, a group of middle schoolers?

    His complaints are that the committee have allowed no Due Process, no Cross-Examination, and no real Republican members or witnesses.

    This is not a trial, so there is no Due Process owed nor is Cross-Examination a part of them presenting their findings. And as for "no real Republican members", Trump only became a Republican right before he decided to run for office and only chose the GOP because it's base are less intelligent and easier to control. Love that Trump is proclaiming that HE is willing to waive the non-existent executive privilege and so people won't think Bannon is just doing this without Trump's consent.

  141. [141] 
    BashiBazouk wrote:

    "no real Republican members"

    There are no "real republican" members because all but two refused to join the committee when the crazy ones that probably would be part of investigation were refused. They have no one to blame but themselves if they feel under represented...

  142. [142] 
    Kick wrote:


    As usual, Kick is sooo desperate to start another flame war..

    Allow me to repeat myself since your inability to read and comprehend simple English words is alive and well: Incorrect. I couldn't care less about a flame war.

    It's the only environment where she actually feels part of something..

    Incorrect. I feel "part of something" in multiple states in America and multiple other countries not named the United States, queutard.

    I read her words and the desperation just CRIES out...

    So you're a desperate queutard, as if that wasn't painfully obvious already.

    She's like Jim Carrey with Jennifer Aniston in BRUCE ALMIGHTY except the desperation screams, "PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!! ENGAGE ME!!!! FIGHT ME!!!"

    I don't generally scream in all caps; I leave that moronic behavior to the Don Harris type trolls and board queutards. :)

  143. [143] 
    Kick wrote:


    Nice post, Russ.

    I too have decided to waive executive privilege for Steve Bannon to testify to the J6 Committee. While my waiver shows no signs of having been composed by a moronic man-baby with the intellect of a second grader, it is notably worth exactly the same as Donald Trump's: Absolutely worthless.

    I am so proud of your man too, Russ. ACOP! I am knocking on wood too for COP! That is so awesome. Tell him that somebody in Texas said he owes it all to his better half! :)

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