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The Political Earthquake In Kansas

[ Posted Thursday, August 4th, 2022 – 14:56 UTC ]

Kansas is not generally known for its earthquakes, but what happened there Tuesday night has had that effect on politics -- because it truly has shaken things to their core. For the first time since Roe v. Wade was overturned, people actually got to vote on the issue of abortion and women's rights. And the results were nothing short of astounding.

I have to begin by offering up a rather large caveat, though: it was just one state. It is only a single data point. Properly, it is a datum. So drawing sweeping conclusions is more than just a little premature. But even having said that, the win for abortion rights in Kansas was pretty stunning and may shake up the midterm election race in a big way.

The conclusions are pretty obvious to draw, starting with the potency of the issue to drive turnout. Kansas saw a staggering amount of people vote. Even though Democrats had no real tight races on their primary ballot, and even though independents usually don't vote in primaries (they don't get to vote on any partisan offices, their ballot consisted solely of the abortion question), they turned out in droves. Republicans timed this referendum (which happened before the Supreme Court threw out Roe) to their advantage. They wanted an election where the vast majority of people bothering to vote were usually Republicans. And it still didn't work. Lots of people voted. And not just the people Republicans wanted to see vote -- instead it brought out the people opposed to their agenda.

This is in keeping with the anecdotal evidence I have seen and heard, ever since the Dobbs decision was announced. I hear from people all over the country, and most of them were not just shocked at the court's decision, they were downright angry about it. Incensed. And not just women, either -- plenty of men are just as outraged at this assault on freedom and basic constitutional rights. This is not some momentary blip of a political issue which is going to fade into irrelevance any time soon. The opposition to it is visceral. It runs deep.

In the blink of an eye, the issue of abortion shifted from being something that primarily motivated Republican voters to one that now motivates Democrats to get to the polls. All of a sudden, Republicans are playing defense. There's a very good reason for this -- all of a sudden, all those forced-birth laws became not just some convenient political box for Republican politicians to check, they became reality. No longer can the courts be relied upon to rein in GOP excesses; now their excesses are law in many places (or about to become law). What had been purely hypothetical is now a very harsh reality. That changes how people see it all, obviously.

And the people of Kansas just showed what that can mean, politically. The funniest quip I've heard since the votes were counted (and my apologies, because I forget where I saw this...) has been: "Not since Dorothy returned from Oz has a woman been so happy to be in Kansas."

Republicans are about to find out the true depth of one of their pet issues. For a very long time, the most fervent activists in the party have driven the debate. Republican voters who either don't strongly care about abortion or actually agree that it is governmental overreach to tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her body have mostly been silent during the abortion debate that has taken place over the past two or three decades. Now they are being heard, at the ballot box.

The vote in Kansas was stronger for women's rights across the board. Even deep red counties that voted heavily for Donald Trump saw far higher vote totals for the "No" side of the referendum ("Yes" was the forced-birth side). The New York Times took the election data and projected it across the country, and they came up with a very interesting map which shows how all the other states would vote on an abortion referendum (based on extrapolating the Kansas results to each state's makeup). Over 40 states would vote pro-choice, which is a stunning thing to realize (if true). The Republican absolutist position is not just unpopular in blue states, it is unpopular in a lot of red states too.

Being "pro-life" (as they like to call it) has never automatically equated to being "pro-forced-birth with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother." The loudest of the Republican activists may not realize this yet, as they assume everyone else is just as absolutist as they are. But being that harsh will now have very real-world consequences. Horror stories have already surfaced, and it's a pretty safe bet that more of them will appear in the very near future. This is now reality, not some hypothetical or theoretical item buried in a political platform document. That's a big change. Republican politicians won't be able to just give lip service to the absolutists to gain votes, they will be expected to follow through on these promises -- and by doing so expose the cruel nature of the absolutist position.

Moving to the extremes will turn off many otherwise-solid Republican voters, though. Add to that the strong motivation it gives for Democratic voters to turn out, and this could shake up the entire midterm election. Smart Democratic candidates have already been placing women's rights at the center of their campaigns. The potency of doing so has not been truly tested yet -- after all, the voters of Kansas were presented with a change to their constitution, not a candidate for office. But the issue's potency is going to be a lot higher than many pundits expected, immediately after the Dobbs decision was announced. "Oh, it's a minor issue that few will base their vote on" doesn't sound quite as prophetic anymore. In nationwide polling, abortion has now risen to second place when voters are asked what they will primarily base their vote upon (the economy still beats it, but not by much). This shows it's not just a potent issue, but the most potent of all for many -- it has become a "single-issue voter" issue. People may vote based solely on women's rights, and set aside any other political disagreements they may have with a candidate.

The Kansas results have delighted Democrats, which isn't too surprising. What I'm hoping is that it worries Republicans. Kansas is a pretty deep shade of red, and it just voted 59-to-41 percent in favor of abortion rights. That is astounding. And it should make Republicans think twice about what they're going to do or support next.

Democrats have an easy path on this, no matter what Republican candidate they are facing. All they have to do is point out that if Republicans take control, they are going to try to pass a nationwide abortion ban. The GOP candidate can deny this, but they can't actually refute it. Some Republicans are calling for exactly that. And they will try to do it if they get the chance. Republican candidates cannot suddenly proclaim themselves in favor of women's rights, because the activist (and absolutist) wing of their party will never let them forget it and will exact a political price for such apostasy.

The issue may even grow in importance. If Democrats do surprisingly well in November, the Republican Party is going to have to face the fact that their position is wildly politically unpopular. The only way this will happen is if they lose as a direct result of it. In that case, they will be forced to either make changes to their stance to woo back some disaffected voters, or they can double down knowing full well that it will mean they will lose otherwise-winnable races as a result.

But I have to circle back to where I began. Because that's looking way too far down the road. One state's referendum does not a blue wave make, in other words. But it is indisputable that the signs look good for Democrats on the abortion issue. If a deep red state like Kansas can defeat the forced-birth movement by 18 points then it's going to be a lot more important in November than most people thought. That seems like the safest prediction to make, at this point.

-- Chris Weigant

 

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45 Comments on “The Political Earthquake In Kansas”

  1. [1] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    The funniest quip I've heard since the votes were counted (and my apologies, because I forget where I saw this...) has been: "Not since Dorothy returned from Oz has a woman been so happy to be in Kansas."

    OK, that IS funny!

    I have driven through all of the lower 48 states in my lifetime, and I can say without hesitation that KANSAS is the WORST state to drive through (going E or W). It is over 6 hours of the same view that NEVER changes!!! Corn and other crops line both sides of the highway from one end to the other. Fields and fields and fields of crops that never have magical baseball games taking place like they showed in the movies!

    When I worked for the YoungLife and worked at summer camps in Colorado, I would drive thru Kansas twice a year on my way from and to Atlanta. Kansas has a higher number of cases of driver's falling asleep at the wheel than most states. Back then, when radio stations were still relevant, Kansas was pretty much all static for the entire drive. We literally were warned to make sure we had provisions and tapes that we could listen to so we could better pass the time.

    When moving to Montana from GA, the moving van I rented blew two tires on a Sunday afternoon just one hour into Kansas. It took over 24 hours to get our tires repaired/replaced. We were "fortunate" to be near an exit off the highway that had a Dairy Queen and what I am guessing was the inspiration for Raid's Roach Motels. Awwwww... man do I miss those days!

  2. [2] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    not just women, either -- plenty of men are just as outraged at this assault on freedom and basic constitutional rights.

    That is really great to hear!

  3. [3] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    The opposition to [the Dobbs decision] is visceral. It runs deep.

    Very aptly put and very glad to hear that, too!

  4. [4] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Smart Democratic candidates have already been placing women's rights at the center of their campaigns. The potency of doing so has not been truly tested yet -- after all, the voters of Kansas were presented with a change to their constitution, not a candidate for office.

    That is a very salient point. Are there other states contemplating a similar change to their constitutions even as part of the midterm elections?

  5. [5] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    People may vote based solely on women's rights, and set aside any other political disagreements they may have with a candidate.

    I sure would!

  6. [6] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Between the very real threats of taking away a person's vote - never mind their actual right to vote - and a national abortion ban, it's not easy to fathom how any sentient being could support a Republican for public office.

  7. [7] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Russ,

    So, what you're saying is that Kansas is the corn bread basket of America and that the rest of the country should be grateful if still avoiding at all costs driving through it? :)

  8. [8] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    By the way, Russ, some radio stations are still relevant. I've been discovering some of them while looking for a new favourite!

  9. [9] 
    Mezzomamma wrote:

    How many Republican-controlled states will dare put abortion rights or restrictions on the ballot for the people to speak on, rather than legislatures controlled by forced birth factions? And how many of those states make provision for referenda?

  10. [10] 
    Michale wrote:

    So...

    All ya'all's hysterical BS about Roe v Wade and Democrat Eugenics v Casey being thrown on the trash heap of history was all just that... Hysterical BS..

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHA

    Don't ya'all feel like idiots, eh?? :D

  11. [11] 
    Michale wrote:

    Trump-backed Kari Lake wins Arizona Republican gubernatorial primary

    Kari Lake held a slight lead over Karrin Taylor Robson in Arizona's Republican primary, and the race was officially called Thursday night
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-backed-kari-lake-wins-arizona-republican-gubernatorial-primary

    And President Trump wins again!!!

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Pence can stuff it!!! :D

    Once again, President Trump is simply NOT tired of winning!!! :D

    And neither is America!!! :D

  12. [12] 
    Michale wrote:

    Police group may revoke Paul Pelosi's membership after reports he flashed membership card during DUI arrest

    The California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation is investigating whether Paul Pelosi violated its policy during his DUI arrest in May

    FIRST ON FOX: A California law enforcement association said Thursday that it would review Paul Pelosi's membership following reports he flashed his member card to officers during his DUI arrest in May.

    The California Highway Patrol 11-99 (CHP 11-99) Foundation confirmed that any member who brings its name or property into law enforcement contact is in violation of the group's terms and conditions agreement. The foundation noted the part of its policy which states that attempting to use membership in exchange for "preferential treatment" in any contact with police will result in immediate termination.

    "We will await the outcome of this trial and will evaluate Mr. Pelosi’s membership status once we have all of the facts," Laura Reed, a spokesperson for the group, told Fox News Digital in an email. "If it is proven he violated our terms and conditions, we will revoke his membership and we would request that all membership items be returned as they are property of the 11-99 Foundation."
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/police-group-revoke-paul-pelosi-membership-reports-flashed-card-dui-arrest

    Scumbag Democrat tried to use his CHP Foundation Member Card as a GET OUT OF JAIL FREE card..

    What a complete and utter scumbag..

    What IS it about Democrats that they are such lusers, eh?? :eyeroll:

    But I fail to see what "investigation" is needed???

    Either Scumbag Pelosi flashed his member card or he didn't..

    According to the LEOs on scene report, Pelosi did flash his CHP Foundation member card..

    So, what "investigation" is needed???

    Throw the bum out..

    Just like Americans will throw his bum corrupt wife out in November...

  13. [13] 
    Michale wrote:

    Liz,

    You asked before about the Inflation Protection Act will actually exacerbate inflation..

    Over 230 economists warn Manchin's spending bill will perpetuate inflation

    Economic experts claim that Manchin's Inflation Reduction Act will actually make inflation worse

    A letter sent to House and Senate leadership from 230 economists argues that the Inflation Reduction Act is expected to contribute to skyrocketing inflation and will burden the U.S. economy, contrary to President Biden and Democrats' claims.

    The economists wrote in the letter first obtained by Fox News Digital that the U.S. economy is at a "dangerous crossroads" and the "inaptly named ‘Inflation Reduction Act of 2022’ would do nothing of the sort and instead would perpetuate the same fiscal policy errors that have helped precipitate the current troubling economic climate."

    Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced last week he reached an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on the $739 billion reconciliation package after more than a year of negotiations among Democrats.

    The economic experts point to the $433 billion in proposed government spending, which they argue "would create immediate inflationary pressures by boosting demand, while the supply-side tax hikes would constrain supply by discouraging investment and draining the private sector of much-needed resources.
    https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/230-economists-warn-manchins-spending-bill-will-perpetuate-inflation

    Democrats are repeating the same mistakes over and over again, hoping for a different result..

    The very definition of insanity...

  14. [14] 
    Michale wrote:

    Many of those same economic scientists predicted that Biden's COVID Relief Bill would make inflation much much worse...

    Biden said no... Biden said inflation was "transitory"..

    All the economic scientists were right...

    And, as usual, Biden's Handlers and Democrats were wrong..

    Just like they always are...

    So much for the claim that Democrats are the Party of SCIENCE..

    We all know that THAT is a bullshit claim..

  15. [15] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Coming War Over Taiwan

    With its global power at a peak and domestic problems mounting, China is likelier than ever before to make good on its threats.

    The U.S. is running out of time to prevent a cataclysmic war in the Western Pacific. While the world has been focused on Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, Xi Jinping appears to be preparing for an even more consequential onslaught against Taiwan. Mr. Xi’s China is fueled by a dangerous mix of strength and weakness: Faced with profound economic, demographic and strategic problems, it will be tempted to use its burgeoning military power to transform the existing order while it still has the opportunity.

    This peaking-power syndrome—the tendency for rising states to become more aggressive as they become more fearful of impending decline—has caused some of the bloodiest wars in history. Unless the U.S. and its allies act quickly, it could trigger a conflict that would make the war in Ukraine look minor by comparison.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-coming-war-over-taiwan-11659614417

    Leave it to Basement Biden and the Democrats to stumble and fumble the US into a war...

    Democrat incompetence in all it's full glory.... :eyeroll:

    ANY person who supports Democrats need to have their head examined...

  16. [16] 
    Michale wrote:


    One Democrat Senator Can Stop Middle-Class Tax Hike

    Democrats are calling for a massive middle-class tax increase during an inflation crisis to pay for billions in corporate welfare. It sounds absurd, but it’s true.

    The average American family will spend $5,520 more in 2022 to afford the same quality of life as 2021, and poll after poll shows rising costs are the nation’s biggest concern; yet Democrats in Congress are trying to raise taxes across the board to fund hundreds of billions in giveaways to politically-favored industries.

    The so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” introduced by Sen. Joe Manchin in July is many things, but inflation reduction it is not. Analysis from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, which Manchin previously said is his budgetary model of choice, says that the $739 billion behemoth is unlikely to have any impact at all on inflation. Congress’ nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation says it will raise taxes on every income bracket above $30,000 per year. President Biden has repeatedly pledged he would not raise taxes on any family making less than $400,000, but the committee found that the middle class and low earners will face the steepest tax hikes under the proposal. Biden isn’t the only supporter willing to violate his commitments amid record inflation: both Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke out against tax increases during recession – notwithstanding the White House’s attempts to change the definition of the word for political gain.
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2022/08/05/one_democrat_senator_can_stop_middle-class_tax_hike_148004.html

    Americans will have to spend over 5 THOUSAND DOLLARS more in 2022 thanx to the Democrat Cult Of Economic Failure..

    Great job, Democrats.. You handed the Senate to the GOP in 2023... :D

    Works for me.. :D

  17. [17] 
    Michale wrote:

    Forget bad apples: Police shoot people like Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor because of a bad system.

    The police are failing us. We should ask for our tax money back.

    There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of Breonna Taylor. It took months for news of her killing at the hands of the Louisville Police Department to reach the national media. On the same day I spoke, and cried, about her death on my former podcast, “Pod Save The People,” Errin Haines, editor-at-large for The 19th, reported on the story in a collaboration with The Washington Post. (The 19th is a nonprofit newsroom covering gender, politics and policy.)
    https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/it-s-not-about-bad-apples-police-shoot-unarmed-black-n1252843

    Typical Democrat Cop Hate....

    ANYONE who supports Democrats hates cops... That is all their is to it..

    It's a well documented FACT...

  18. [18] 
    Michale wrote:

    Democrats are concerned that Florida law might now be enforced.

    DeSantis Sacks Non-Prosecutor

    Tampa — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has done the right thing again. No wonder the media and Democrats (pardon the redundancy) are all over him.

    On Thursday morning, DeSantis suspended Hillsborough County (Tampa) State Attorney Andrew Warren, who has pledged not to enforce state laws prohibiting abortions after 15 weeks or laws restricting sex changes for minors. DeSantis appointed county Judge Susan Lopez interim state attorney.

    After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, handing control over abortion laws back to states, 83 prosecutors across the country signed a letter pledging not to prosecute anyone who performs, abets, or seeks an abortion after 15 weeks. Warren, a Democrat who styles himself a “criminal justice reformer,” was the only Florida prosecutor who joined in this pledge to nullify state law. On Thursday, Warren learned that in red Florida state laws are not a judicial cafeteria from which prosecutors may choose what they like and ignore what they don’t like.

    “This 15-week ban is an unconstitutional law,” Warren said in his defense. “The Legislature is hoping courts ignore the Florida Constitution. But I’m upholding the law and protecting the fundamental rights of all Floridians.”

    DeSantis is having none of it. “We are not going to allow this pathogen of ignoring the law to get a foothold here in the state of Florida,” DeSantis said in a press conference in Tampa, flanked by several Florida sheriffs and other police officials. “We are going to make sure our laws are enforced and that no individual prosecutor puts himself above the law. To take the position that you have veto power over the laws of this state is untenable.” He added, “’If the law conflicts with your idiosyncratic vision of social justice,’ that doesn’t mean you have veto power over the law.”
    https://spectator.org/desantis-sacks-non-prosecutor/

    Once again, Governor DeSantis bitch slaps Democrats to the ground! :D

    Such a pleasure to see!!! :D

    No CASEY ANTHONY PRIVACY LAWS here in Florida... No way.. No how...

    Stuff it, Democrats... :D

  19. [19] 
    Michale wrote:

    Arizona's Democrat Senator Seems Pretty Nervous After Last Night's Primary

    Democratic Senator Mark Kelly is bracing for impact after Republican Blake Masters easily won the GOP primary in Arizona Tuesday night.

    In an email to supporters, Kelly noted the strength of Masters' Trump endorsement and fretted about low fundraising dollars.

    "It’s official: We have our Republican opponent in Arizona. Here’s what that means for our race: Experts all over the country agree: Arizona is going to be one of the closest races in the country this year. And now that the stage is set for November, all eyes are on us," Kelly wrote. "My opponent has the full support and endorsement of Donald Trump. So we can expect more rallies and attacks from the former president aimed at amping up his base. All the strength Trump can drum up is on its way."

    "I know you’ve gotten a lot of emails from me recently, but we can’t start the general election off on the wrong foot. And right now, we’re falling behind our fundraising goals," he continued. "The amount isn’t as important as the donation itself, because it’s going to take A LOT of people chipping in as much as they can to reach our goal. Help us fight back and win this November."

    Ironically, Kelly also complained Masters is backed by outside money and special interest groups. The letter he sent came through Arlington, Virginia based firm Common Good, which "is dedicated to helping Democratic campaigns and organizations win critical races in Virginia and across the country."
    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2022/08/03/mark-kelly-braces-for-impact-after-blake-masters-victory-n2611198

    Typical Democrat hypocrisy...

    Gun hating, cop hating Kelly is going to be thrown off his job in November...

    That's a fitting end for all Democrats.. :D

  20. [20] 
    Michale wrote:

    Speaking of a scumbag who is going to be thrown out of office...

    Liz, Daddy Can't Save You

    To anyone with cognitive function, that’s a sign of the changing times. The Republican base changed; Cheney opted not to, so August is where she’ll end her career, but not before former Vice President Dick Cheney hurls some mud in a nauseating ad that comes too little, too late to save the already dead career of his daughter.
    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2022/08/05/liz-daddy-cant-save-you-n2611312?utm_campaign=rightrailsticky1

    Another America hating moron being thrown out of office...

    But I have to give Liz Cheney credit.. She helped PROVE how badly hysterical Democrats are suffering from PTDS....

    The sight of Democrats bending the knee and kissing the ring of Dick Cheney is a testament to how far Democrats have fallen...

    Seeing Democrats fawn and show fealty to Darth Cheney???

    That will live in the annals of the Democrat Party Pandering Hall Of Fame...

    Donald Trump Jr got the best word in.. :D

    Unfortunately for Liz Cheney, her reelection isn't taking place at CNN Headquarters.

    The actual voters of Wyoming are sick and tired of her!!!
    -Donald Trump Jr

    BBBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Goodbye Liz... Good riddance... Your kind is over...

  21. [21] 
    Michale wrote:

    And today is simply getting better and better!! :D

    The Story About DeSantis Removing Woke, Soros-Backed State Attorney Just Got Even Better

    DeSantis said Warren’s suspension was “effective immediately.” A closer look at the governor’s executive order shows he sent police to remove him:

    “As of the signing of this Executive Order, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by other law enforcement agencies as necessary, is requested to: (i) assist in the immediate transition of Andrew Warren from the Office of the State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida, with access only to retrieve his personal belongings; and (ii) ensure that no files, papers, documents, notes, records, computers, or removable storage media are removed from the Office of the State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida or any of his staff.”
    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2022/08/05/desantis-sent-the-cops-to-remove-state-attorney-n2611325?utm_campaign=rightrailsticky2

    Governor DeSantis sent the cops that this Warren scumbag threw to the wolves to forcibly remove, if necessary, this Democrat scumbag from office!! :D

    LOVIN' IT!!!! :D

    BBBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  22. [22] 
    Michale wrote:

    And once again, the Cult Of Democrat Economic Failure is obvious to anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together...

    These ‘Economists Say’ Whatever Democrats Want Them To Say

    Always wrong, never in doubt.

    “Top economists say Democrats’ health care and climate package will put ‘downward pressure on inflation,’” CNN informs us. And really, who are you, a mere mortal, to question the decrees of top economists?

    This kind of appeal to authority was popularized during the Obama years, when the then-president would say nonsensical things like, “Every economist from the left and the right has said, because of the Recovery Act, what we’ve started to see is at least a couple of million jobs that have either been created or would have been lost.” (Irritated italics mine.)

    Hundreds of economists, three of them Nobel laureates — James Buchanan, Edward Prescott, and Vernon Smith — disagreed with Obama’s assessment of the stimulus. They were largely ignored by the media, just as economists who now maintain that the “Inflation Reduction Act” will do nothing for inflation or, more likely, worsen the problem will be today.
    https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/04/these-economists-say-whatever-democrats-want-them-to-say/

    Once again, Democrats ignore REAL science and REAL facts in pursuit of the their economic failure... :eyeroll:

  23. [23] 
    Michale wrote:

    ? Don’t say “recession:” Nothing is creepier then Big Tech’s obsessive control over the word recession, a saga which continues from last week. Wikipedia is keeping the recession entry with the new Biden-approved definition locked for edits. In George Orwell’s 1984, at least our main character had to work slicing and dicing archives to fit his moment.
    -Common Sense

    Democrats... Proving Orwell's 1984 every day of their governance...

    It's AMAZING how Democrats simply change definitions to fit their agenda..

    Whether it's Global Warming or Racism or Recession, Democrats always changes the data to fit their agenda..

    How ANYONE with more than 2 brain cells to rub together can not see this is beyond comprehension..

    One has to be brain dead to support Democrats..

    It's THAT simple...

  24. [24] 
    Michale wrote:

    ? Shaun King used donor funds to buy a $40k dog: As the biological mother of two deranged shelter dogs, I actually didn’t know that you could spend $40,000 on a dog. But the Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King reportedly did just that, buying a very well-bred mastiff using donated money. Apparently rattled by the coverage, King defended the purchase and then took to social media to call for his followers to help him stalk two reporters who have covered his finances: “This is Kevin Sheehan of the @NYPost. ?He has been attacking me and my family. Send me photos of his home. Send me photos of him. ?And his family.” And of Isabel Vincent, he wrote: “The amount of pain this woman caused my family is incalculable. Send me details and photos. Of her. And her home.” The key for King and others in the movement who’ve used money in sketchy ways is to terrify reporters away from covering it. Many are already too scared of their colleagues’ rage to look into BLM finances. But for anyone willing to get past that, King adds a little extra risk: He’ll make sure you’re physically unsafe that night.
    -Common Sense

    Looks like this Shaun King has been reading here in Weigantia® and gotten some pointers on real life stalking... :eyeroll:

    Typical Democrat/BLM scumbag... Conning people out of millions and then threatening the family of the brave souls who are exposing this Democrat scumbag...

  25. [25] 
    Michale wrote:

    ? Gender is back, theyby! The pop star Demi Lovato “came out” last year, announcing they were not a woman. Lovato was nonbinary. Lovato would be going by they/them pronouns. If you had mistaken those pronouns, let slip an errant she, you’d have been a horrible transphobic monster and would have to seek shelter at J.K. Rowling’s pad. This week, Lovato is a she again. “Recently, I've been feeling more feminine,” the pop star announced. Lovato is re-integrating she/her pronouns but will also accept they/them. Two international news cycles for this. CNN reporting on it with a breaking news banner.
    -Common Sense

    Proof positive that Democrats are morons and believe that gender is not a scientific biology issue but rather a state of mind issue... You can be whatever gender you want to be, you can even choose to be no gender at all..

    BBBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    This whole LBTQABCXYZEIEIO crap is just another Democrat delusion without any REAL science to support it..

    All it is is a bunch of made up Democrat "science" that has no REAL scientific basis at all..

  26. [26] 
    Michale wrote:

    Today is a good day!!! :D

  27. [27] 
    Michale wrote:

    And the reaction to Gov DeSantis bitch slapping Democrat scumbag is good.. :D

    .@GovRonDeSantis is taking Soros funded woke prosecutors head on by suspending them pending removal from office by the FL Senate.

    Hillsborough County's @AndrewWarrenFL is his first example and it's glorious.
    - John Cardillo

    Way to go, ?@GovRonDeSantis?.

    Soros DA’s are destroying USA.

    “DeSantis boots woke prosecutor for failing to enforce state laws.”
    -Ford O’Connell

    Of course, moron Democrats went all GODWIN on the issue...

    Not that Godwin means anything anymore...

    American Nazism.

    Germans who resisted Hitler were also considered the enemy.

    @GovRonDeSantis
    is following in the footsteps of every fascist regime throughout history.

    -Moron Democrat Nathan Schneider

    I know, I know... "Moron Democrat" is redundant..

    But there it is..

    Just another example of Ron DeSantis PWNing Democrat morons.. :D

  28. [28] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Liz [7 & 8]

    Definitely avoid driving through Kansas if you can help it! I mean, even the baseball and football teams that bare the name "Kansas City" chose to be in Missouri instead of Kansas.

    I agree that radio stations are still somewhat relevant to a degree, but much less so in the digital age than they once were. They've gone the way of the local newspaper I am afraid.

    Back when I was doing the drive on a yearly basis, CD players installed in a vehicle were still expensive... and I was working for a non-profit that lived up to that claim when it came to paying staff. Tape players came installed with the vehicle. Fortunately, I discovered that Tom Clancy books on tape take just over 6 hours to complete, and it made the time really fly by. Most 300+ page novels take around that long, just FYI.

  29. [29] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Forget bad apples: Police shoot people like Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor because of a bad system.

    Sorry, but this is just not the case. Jacob Blake was shot because he refused to stop moving to enter his vehicle where there was a weapon believed to be located. Blake was in violation of a No Contact Order that said he was not allowed at his ex-'s property. When the officer attempted to place Blake in handcuffs, he fought the officer and was able to get away. Multiple officers had their guns drawn as Blake moved towards his girlfriend's vehicle, instructing him to stop where he was and to place his hands on his head. He refused to comply.

    Inside the vehicle he was attempting to get into were 5 small children playing, none of whom Blake had custody of or permission to take them. Officer Rusten Sheskey risked his own life by putting himself in the line of fire to protect the children in the back from being caught in the crossfire if officers were forced to shoot Blake. Officer Sheskey grabbed onto Blake's shirt and can be seen pulling on it in an attempt to stop Blake from getting to the door of the vehicle. Blake was able to open the door and Sheskey was forced to shoot him: hitting him 4 times in the back and 3 times in his side. By placing himself where he did, he was the only officer to open fire and none of the children were in the line of fire and at risk of being shot. Sheskey is a hero who risked his own life to protect those children.

    Breonna Taylor's case only became a national story once her boyfriend filed suit against the police involved. The WAPost headlines regarding the shooting appeared almost 1 year after the actual shooting, but the day the lawsuit was filed. The article should have included the attorney in the byline, as it was almost verbatim from his narrative in the complaint filed with the court. By waiting until after the lawsuit was filed, it guaranteed that their side would be the only one that got to tell it's side to the public. Police departments, like most government agencies, NEVER comment on pending litigation. In the article, we are told what the police officers said, but if you look closely, they aren't being quoted by the author. No, we are being told what the lawsuit claims were the words of the officers. Minor detail that they fail to make clear to the reader.

    Breonna Taylor was unarmed when she was shot more than 8 times by police conducting a no-knock warrant service. This is what the main stream media has made sure we all know.

    What they seem to want to skim over if they can is the fact that the police only fired after Taylor's boyfriend who was standing next to her opened fire -- shooting through her apartment's walls -- and struck an officer in the leg. Police then returned fire. Taylor's boyfriend was supposedly standing next to Taylor (but as he lived and she was shot up, it is most likely that he used Taylor as a human shield).

    Now the case against the 4 officers isn't about whether the shooting was justified. 3 of the four officers were fired already by the department. Two of them supposedly falsified the information they used to get the warrant. The third was fired for opening fire from outside the house and having no idea exactly where the shooter was located. These three deserved to be fired and charged if the accusations are true. The fourth officer I am not sure why he is being charged.

  30. [30] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Looks like this Shaun King has been reading here in Weigantia® and gotten some pointers on real life stalking... :eyeroll:

    If he did, it would only be from you as you are the only one who has threatened to take action against others and their families on here.

    But your tantrum yesterday was one of the funniest displays of a manbaby trying to shift blame for why his lies keep getting shut down. Angrily outing your mom for drinking heavily during her pregnancy with you was nothing short of hilarious!

    ANYONE who supports Democrats hates cops... That is all their is to it..

    It's a well documented FACT...

    And to think that after having his ass handed to him yesterday so royally and completely, I held out a smidgen of hope that this would no longer be an issue.

    JSOW just cannot stop attacking everyone's families.

  31. [31] 
    Kick wrote:

    CW

    "Not since Dorothy returned from Oz has a woman been so happy to be in Kansas."

    Vote every one of these forced birthers out of office in November.
    *

    You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it yourself.

    ~ Glinda, the Good Witch

    *
    VOTE!

  32. [32] 
    Kick wrote:

    CW

    This is not some momentary blip of a political issue which is going to fade into irrelevance any time soon. The opposition to it is visceral. It runs deep.

    How visceral?
    How deep?

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again: That vote in conservative Kansas that was purported to be polling in favor of the forced birthers, how'd that work out for them?

    If you're a right-wing zealot/cultist who believes it's any of your damn business what happens in another person's womb, you should definitely take all that concern over reproduction and genitals and concentrate on your own.

    So, to recap: Go fuck yourself.

  33. [33] 
    Kick wrote:

    CW

    And not just women, either -- plenty of men are just as outraged at this assault on freedom and basic constitutional rights.

    As well they should be. The right-wing authoritarians will not stop at taking away the freedoms and constitutional rights of a woman, her medical doctor, her spouse/family to make reproductive medical care decisions for them, they will not stop at forcing you or your children to give birth to their father's, uncle's, cousin's or date rapist's baby, they'll decide to make decisions for you regarding contraception, whom you can marry, what you can read, whether or not you can receive health care for other issues that are no one's business except your own.

    If freedom from government servitude and censorship interests you, better vote out Republicans.

  34. [34] 
    Kick wrote:

    Michale
    10

    So...

    All ya'all's hysterical BS about Roe v Wade and Democrat Eugenics v Casey being thrown on the trash heap of history was all just that... Hysterical BS..

    Let's review whose claim you're discussing:

    I am hoping that the Chief Justice releases the opinion. That would mean that he has joined the majority in throwing RvW and DEvC on the trash heap of history...

    It's going to be exciting.. :D

    http://www.chrisweigant.com/2022/06/23/the-house-january-6th-select-committee-hearings-episode-5/#comment-194947

    *
    Don't ya'all feel like idiots, eh?? :D

    We agree with you that that repetitive tedious monotonous prattling of yours was "hysterical BS" and that you're an "idiot."

  35. [35] 
    Kick wrote:

    ^^^ Good Talk ^^^

  36. [36] 
    Kick wrote:

    Michale
    20

    The sight of Democrats bending the knee and kissing the ring of Dick Cheney is a testament to how far Democrats have fallen...

    Not nearly as far as y'all Trump cult holsters, for sure.

    Seeing Democrats fawn and show fealty to Darth Cheney???

    That day gives y'all some insight into how hysterical y'all looked for almost a decade.

    One day in the not-so-distant future, y'all cult holsters will be trashing the Trumps in the same manner you now trash the Romneys, Bushes, and Cheneys. Liz and her father don't seem all too upset that y'all have latched on tightly to another Dick.

  37. [37] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    dick cheney still deserved to be impeached for his support of torture.

  38. [38] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    nypoet22

    Impeachment was the least of the actions that we needed to take against Cheney...

    Between 1946-1948, the IMTFE (better known as the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal) convicted 25 Japanese leaders for crimes against humanity, specifically including torture by waterboarding. We put to death enemy combatants as war criminals for committing the same actions Cheney & friends openly admit to using and are trying to defend! The precedent on this subject matter cannot be denied, nor can there be any justification that would validate the use of torture. Our country has a responsibility to charge these people as war criminals! America must show the world that we will not turn a blind eye to crimes against humanity simply because they are being committed by our countrymen.

  39. [39] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Joshua,

    Speaking of being impeached for supporting torture, I still listen a wee bit to CNN now and again and guess who they have turned to for analysis these days? None other than the torture-supporting former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

  40. [40] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Russ,

    This is bring back some good memories!

    I love the story Biden would tell about sitting with president GW Bush in the oval along with SecDef Rumsfeld and vice president Cheney.

    Bush was asking Senator Biden, then chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for advice Re. Iraq and the like and he said that he would advise that the president fire Rumsfeld and Cheney, too, if the vice presidency wasn't a constitutionally protected seat, for all of the bad advice they were giving the president.

    Biden was asked later what R and C had to say about that. Biden recalled that they said nothing ... just sat there like bumps on logs. Ha!

  41. [41] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Russ,

    The precedent on this subject matter cannot be denied, nor can there be any justification that would validate the use of torture.

    Were you around here for the big debate we had on torture several years back now? It was one of the most cogent back and forth debates I think I have ever been a part of, here or anywhere else!

  42. [42] 
    Kick wrote:

    ListenWhenYouHear
    30

    If he did, it would only be from you as you are the only one who has threatened to take action against others and their families on here.

    What kind of an indigent criminal law-breaking low-life spawn of a bimbo uneducated swamp dwelling police-hating white trash fat mouth piece of spit would actually threaten on an archived forum to file a police report on an actual cop?

    You guessed it! Jussie Smollett of Weigantia a.k.a. "Michale."

    But your tantrum yesterday was one of the funniest displays of a manbaby trying to shift blame for why his lies keep getting shut down. Angrily outing your mom for drinking heavily during her pregnancy with you was nothing short of hilarious!

    People are saying his momma wore combat boots and liked beer, drank it a whole lot with friends and during pregnancy because she was eating and drinking for herself and her little fetal alcohol embryo whose love of beer is well-documented on this very forum:

    Yes, we drank beer, uh, my friends and I, boys and girls. Yes, we drank beer. I liked beer. Still like beer. We drank beer.... Yeah, we drank beer, and I said sometimes, sometimes probably had too many beers, and sometimes other people had too many beers. We drank beer. We liked beer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdTTjY8soVc

    *
    And to think that after having his ass handed to him yesterday so royally and completely, I held out a smidgen of hope that this would no longer be an issue.

    Buttercup has (again) promulgated a rule on another man's blog for everyone else:

    So, a rule such as COMMENTER'S FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ARE OFF-LIMITS is obviously needed..

    ~ Michale

    *
    This shit coming from the snowflake Jussie Smollett's (twin) brother from another mother who threatened to file a police report on my FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

    Love you, Russ. :)

  43. [43] 
    Kick wrote:

    nypoet22
    37

    dick cheney still deserved to be impeached for his support of torture.

    ^^^ This. ^^^

    Cheney's Orwellian claims that water torture isn't torture was definitely a dick move.

    On the other hand, his current political ad wherein he states that "a real man wouldn't lie to his supporters" is accurate... even if it does ooze heavily with irony.

  44. [44] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    JSOW.

    Perfect.

  45. [45] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Cheney the Elder aka Darth Cheney definitely got a free pass from Obama. As did the bankers, etc. Another way Obama disappointed me,*sigh*

    Cheney the Daughter realizes the GQP isn't worth remaining in at this moment. Once Trump fever breaks in a tsunami of Indictments, she'll be ideally positioned for her own run.

    A female Repug that did the right thing? Yet rock solid Conservative? Gives the right wingers permission to dump Trump yet keep the Party, as they surly don't want to vote Democratic. Y'all watch.

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