I Suppose That I Missed the Gloating

 

Reports are that Trump-backed candidates were 15-0 in the Senate.  Now not all of them were the right sort of people, but we assume that a Trump-backed reprobate may be less ruined than a Trump-opposed and soon-to-be tarred and feathered reprobate.  Welllll, it’s a process, not a moment.

Red Wave inbound! (May be slow to load — stick with it)

I was looking for some more numbers I saw earlier today on the phone, and, well —  we did well.  In particular, Trump-backed candidates performed well.  So much for round three of “Trump is the kiss of death”.  Yeah, he can’t win, he should stay away, he’s poll-box-office poison… heard it before.  As I said a while back, the utilitarian Trump-Nopers with their “Trump is simply *bad* for the party’s prospects!” may be misjudging the American mood once again.

I’ll take a moment from my victory lap here to admit that I am not sanguine, but I think I’ve been keeping my doom pill under wraps pretty well these days, as the future is wide open, and we never know whether’s tomorrow’s harvest is more fertility or more fertilizer.  We do have excellent prospects, yet the GOP hosers are more than capable of hosing this up.  Maybe even by accident, although not necessarily.  Prophecy, prediction, warning, threat — there’s a spectrum.  Watch for the usual suspects (no, not people here on-site) to begin proving with geometric logic how this just means worse performance in the mid-terms, because now the cat is out of the bag or something.  My my my, the Democrats might wake.  We should hurry up and lose all of our elections so that never happens!

There may not be many reasons to be giddy, but we deserve a Mimosa to start the day this morning, and By Gum, two on Saturday morning.  Sunday?  Kari bar the door.

Oh, these are just primaries, or minor elections.  Yeah?  Where you at, NeverTrump?  Thought you were going to put us down once and for all, especially after the walls closed in on Trump what with the bombshell show trials, produced by real show people and everything.

I have a bottle of champagne which has gone unused since its purchase in November of 2020.  Might bust that out this weekend.  So now after the news has broken, but before the stunned Trump-Nopers regain their mathematical faculties (such as they are), I’m just savoring the sound of a pin dropping.  Tinnnng!

Thanks, Trump!

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  1. Arahant Member
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    @Arahant

    BDB: Kari bar the door.

    Who is Kari? And what happened to Katie?

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  2. Kevin Schulte Member
    Kevin Schulte
    @KevinSchulte

    Results were great. However there is lots of trash to take out. In my state the Republicans finished character assassinating Eric Greitens.
    That will teach that up and comer . Wonder how much richer (via Mitch and the gang ) his ex woman scorned is  

    Then we have this yesterday.

    “ Tim Scott endorsed Lisa Mukowski “

    Edited to add more content

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  3. She Member
    She
    @She

    I’m concerned by the many reports that the Democrats are pumping money and support into the Trump-backed candidates because they think they’ll have a harder time winning in the general.  Can’t decide if this is wishful thinking on their part or not, or how much impact it’s having on any of the outcomes. (It does appear from some of the reports that many Democrats aren’t even on board with the tactic, and are concerned for their own part that it could massively backfire.)   I suppose we’ll see how things shake out in a few months, but it sounds as if this their attempt to “fortify” the mid-terms.

    https://www.newsweek.com/democrats-risky-election-strategy-seems-working-opinion-1729315

    https://www.politico.com/news/2022/07/27/meijer-dccc-trump-primaries-00048104

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/msnbc-cnn-washington-post-continue-scold-dems-boosting-trump-backed-candidates-dangerous-game 

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  4. Seawriter Contributor
    Seawriter
    @Seawriter

    Arahant (View Comment):

    BDB: Kari bar the door.

    Who is Kari? And what happened to Katie?

    Kari Lake was Trump’s endorsed candidate for Governor in the Arizona Republican Primary.  With 82% of the vote counned she leads by 2% and the MSM has declared the race “too close to call.”

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  5. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    She (View Comment):
    ’m concerned by the many reports that the Democrats are pumping money and support into the Trump-backed candidates because they think they’ll have a harder time winning in the general. 

    Lots of irony in Tuesdays’s primaries. Democrats who have spent the last year and a half bleating that “election-deniers are a threat to democracy” dropping millions into the campaigns of those they identify as “threats to democracy;” even to defeat Republican allies like Pete Meijer.

    Politics is a dirty business. Anyone  who really believed Democrat rhetoric about “saving Democracy” was anything  other than advertising copy should have her head examined Liz Cheney.

    Another irony is “stop the steal” candidate Kari Lake being down in the polls until a late night ballot dump put her ahead.

    Never-Trump was too prideful to tune down the gloating and attempt reconciliation with those in the party they alienated. “We’re willing to accept you back as long as you admit Trump is a loser and you’re ashamed for ever supporting him,” isn’t the way to win people back into your fold.

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  6. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    Also, “True Conservative” Tim Scott endorsed DIABLO Lisa Murkowski yesterday.

    • #6
  7. Doctor Robert Member
    Doctor Robert
    @DoctorRobert

    Mehmet Oz.

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  8. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    She (View Comment):
    …the Democrats are pumping money and support into the Trump-backed candidates because they think they’ll have a harder time winning in the general. 

    That happened in the Illinois governor’s race.  While Ken Griffin threw $20 million to Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin (who was obviously and manifestly a democrat), the democrat governors association paid for ads saying Darren Bailey, the eventual nominee, was “too conservative for Illinois.”  You’d watch the ads and say, Heck yeah!  I don’t think that’s why Bailey won, though.  He had a track record in 2020 of going up against Prickster on the avalanche of perpetual disaster declarations.  Bailey tapped into the same zeitgeist as Glenn Youngin in Virginia…kids out of school, businesses closed, perpetual mask mandates, show zee papers.  Bailey was endorsed by Trump the weekend before the primary.  I don’t think that influenced the race, though.  More like the sprinkles on the sundae.

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  9. Stina Member
    Stina
    @CM

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Also, “True Conservative” Tim Scott endorsed DIABLO Lisa Murkowski yesterday.

    So what does the L and O stand for? I got Democrat In All But…

    • #9
  10. I Walton Member
    I Walton
    @IWalton

     I don’t know by how much Trump or a Trump backed candidate would win an honest election, but there will not be an honest election so the question is how many votes can the democrats fabricate.  The election system remains the same where fabrication is easy but now we don’t have the White House  the cabinet or the senior bureaucratic heads.   The last election was declared honest and all senior bureaucrats and most the staff is as rotten as the Democrat leadership. So the issue is what do we do if we fail to win control of Congress?   Congress is more difficult to steal than the White House so there is some hope but we mustn’t forget that we’re dealing with totalitarians sitting atop a Bunch of fools. 

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  11. Franco Member
    Franco
    @Franco

    These people have been wrong as far back as I can remember. Or maybe they were just always lying.

    Reading the comments on the linked post from 2015 was a gas! 

    The only Republican Presidents these people liked since 1988 (35 years!) were named ‘Bush’, both of whom promptly got us into conflicts abroad, which despite our concerted efforts and much blood and treasure, were complete failures. I can’t believe I ever backed these cretins.

    They gave us the Patriot Act, the TSA and more, which has resulted in mass surveillance and the de facto criminalization of ordinary Americans. 

    Democrats were supposedly worse, but actually I’m not so sure after looking at the results. Maybe had we suffered through Al Gore or John Kerry, the Republicans could have found better candidates or a different route to victory besides unfettered globalism and warmongering and empty promises and lies.

    We now have everything the Democrats ever wanted and much more, despite 12 years of Bushes and 4 years of Trump – who did make progress but was continually undermined by other Republicans in a myriad of ways. During this period we had a House and Senate majority that did absolutely nothing. 

    These idiots nominated John McCain and then Mitt Romney, who have since been uncovered as frauds and poseurs. Then, a large faction of GOP insiders wanted to push Jeb Bush on us – as though he could win. LOL. As though he just happened to have the same last name by coincidence.

    That these self-same people feel like they can opine about strategy and tactics to defeat Democrats is laughable.

    We have to clear out the bad blood before we can make progress. So I’m taking this as a huge win already. 

     

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  12. Percival Thatcher
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    @Percival

    She (View Comment):
    I’m concerned by the many reports that the Democrats are pumping money and support into the Trump-backed candidates because they think they’ll have a harder time winning in the general.  Can’t decide if this is wishful thinking on their part or not, or how much impact it’s having on any of the outcomes. (It does appear from some of the reports that many Democrats aren’t even on board with the tactic, and are concerned for their own part that it could massively backfire.)   I suppose we’ll see how things shake out in a few months, but it sounds as if this their attempt to “fortify” the mid-terms.

    That’s how they got Trump. But we do know that doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is the standard operating procedure of socialists.

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  13. Percival Thatcher
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    @Percival

    Franco (View Comment):
    These idiots nominated John McCain and then Mitt Romney, who have since been uncovered as frauds and poseurs.

    You can’t say that. Meghan McCain will hate you forever and ever!

    Then, a large faction of GOP insiders wanted to push Jeb Bush on us – as though he could win. LOL. As though he just happened to have the same last name by coincidence.

    Please clap.

    • #13
  14. WI Con Member
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Mehmet Oz.

    Agreed on that one – horrible choice!

    • #14
  15. cdor Member
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    @cdor

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Results were great. However there is lots of trash to take out. In my state the Republicans finished character assassinating Eric Greitens.
    That will teach that up and comer . Wonder how much richer (via Mitch and the gang ) his ex woman scorned is

    Then we have this yesterday.

    “ Tim Scott endorsed Lisa Mukowski “

    Edited to add more content

    The Missouri US Senate race was “different”. There were about 20 candidates vying to replace Roy Blount, a true RINO. Amongst them were Vicky Hartzler, a popular state and US Congresswoman, Eric Schmidt, the state AG, and Eric Greitens, the former governor.

    Josh Hawley, our now senior Senator, and one of the best Senators the Republicans have, endorsed Hartzler. Trump waited until the morning of the election (after having previously withdrawn his endorsement of Hartzler) to endorse “Eric”. Did you notice there were two Erics. They both immediately claimed Trumps support. Nobody ever found out what Trump was trying to prove with his ambiguity. I voted for Hartzler. Eric Schmidt won. I fine with that, but a bit agitated by Trump.

    • #15
  16. Kevin Schulte Member
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    @KevinSchulte

    cdor (View Comment):

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Results were great. However there is lots of trash to take out. In my state the Republicans finished character assassinating Eric Greitens.
    That will teach that up and comer . Wonder how much richer (via Mitch and the gang ) his ex woman scorned is

    Then we have this yesterday.

    “ Tim Scott endorsed Lisa Mukowski “

    Edited to add more content

    The Missouri US Senate race was “different”. There were about 20 candidates vying to replace Roy Blount, a true RINO. Amongst them were Vicky Hartzler, a popular state and US Congresswoman, Eric Schmidt, the state AG, and Eric Greitens, the former governor.

    Josh Hawley, our now senior Senator, and one of the best Senators the Republicans have, endorsed Hartzler. Trump waited until the morning of the election (after having previously withdrawn his endorsement of Hartzler) to endorse “Eric”. Did you notice there were two Erics. They both immediately claimed Trumps support. Nobody ever found out what Trump was trying to prove with his ambiguity. I voted for Hartzler. Eric Schmidt won. I fine with that, but a bit agitated by Trump.

    Trump was hedging his bets. If he straight up supported Schmidt he could have alienated some maga people. If he endorsed Grietens and G lost he possibly would alienated Senator Schmidt. Trump saw the opportunity to split the baby. Both candidates claimed Trump supported them.

    My point , the GOP went to war against Greitens back when he was gov and help the Dems remove him. Unjustly. This time they went nuclear on him to destroy him. Again unjustly.

    Why ? Because he is an outsider like Trump was. The GOP won’t abide that.

    I hate the GOP.   They do not represent us and play the squeeze play. It’s us or the communists.

    I am skeptical over Schmidt. Will he be another Blunt ? If you start seeing him over McConnell’s shoulder at every presser like M ‘s other insiders. We will have the answers to that question.

    Of course I will vote for Schmidt and hope for the best. We will see.   

    • #16
  17. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    Stina (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Also, “True Conservative” Tim Scott endorsed DIABLO Lisa Murkowski yesterday.

    So what does the L and O stand for? I got Democrat In All But…

    Apparently, “Democrat in All But Label Only.”  I’ve read it once before.  Seems kind of forced.

    I have trouble with all these new acronymical labels.  I still can’t remember what AWFL means.  Or TERF.  Or BRG.  (Yet I can kinda laugh at it.)

    But of course I still think BLM is that usurping Bureau of Land Management, and CRT means cathode ray tube.

    • #17
  18. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):
    I still can’t remember what AWFL means. 

    I assume “Affluent White Female Liberal.”

    But “Affluent White Female Conservatives” can be pretty AWFL, too. Especially when their “conservatism” is in the style of David French.

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  19. BDB Coolidge
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    @BDB

    Franco (View Comment):
    Reading the comments on the linked post from 2015 was a gas! 

    Balm in Gilead!

    • #19
  20. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Percival (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):
    I’m concerned by the many reports that the Democrats are pumping money and support into the Trump-backed candidates because they think they’ll have a harder time winning in the general. Can’t decide if this is wishful thinking on their part or not, or how much impact it’s having on any of the outcomes. (It does appear from some of the reports that many Democrats aren’t even on board with the tactic, and are concerned for their own part that it could massively backfire.) I suppose we’ll see how things shake out in a few months, but it sounds as if this their attempt to “fortify” the mid-terms.

    That’s how they got Trump. But we do know that doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is the standard operating procedure of socialists.

    Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. They pulled that tactic in 2016, giving Donald Trump tons of free press, because they were certain that Hillary could beat him easily. The GOP was horrified, because their chosen ones weren’t gaining any traction.

    And here we are again.

     

    • #20
  21. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):
    I still can’t remember what AWFL means.

    I assume “Affluent White Female Liberal.”

    But “Affluent White Female Conservatives” can be pretty AWFL, too. Especially when their “conservatism” is in the style of David French.

    AW, F…

    • #21
  22. cdor Member
    cdor
    @cdor

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Results were great. However there is lots of trash to take out. In my state the Republicans finished character assassinating Eric Greitens.
    That will teach that up and comer . Wonder how much richer (via Mitch and the gang ) his ex woman scorned is

    Then we have this yesterday.

    “ Tim Scott endorsed Lisa Mukowski “

    Edited to add more content

    The Missouri US Senate race was “different”. There were about 20 candidates vying to replace Roy Blount, a true RINO. Amongst them were Vicky Hartzler, a popular state and US Congresswoman, Eric Schmidt, the state AG, and Eric Greitens, the former governor.

    Josh Hawley, our now senior Senator, and one of the best Senators the Republicans have, endorsed Hartzler. Trump waited until the morning of the election (after having previously withdrawn his endorsement of Hartzler) to endorse “Eric”. Did you notice there were two Erics. They both immediately claimed Trumps support. Nobody ever found out what Trump was trying to prove with his ambiguity. I voted for Hartzler. Eric Schmidt won. I fine with that, but a bit agitated by Trump.

    Trump was hedging his bets. If he straight up supported Schmidt he could have alienated some maga people. If he endorsed Grietens and G lost he possibly would alienated Senator Schmidt. Trump saw the opportunity to split the baby. Both candidates claimed Trump supported them.

    My point , the GOP went to war against Greitens back when he was gov and help the Dems remove him. Unjustly. This time they went nuclear on him to destroy him. Again unjustly.

    Why ? Because he is an outsider like Trump was. The GOP won’t abide that.

    I hate the GOP. They do not represent us and play the squeeze play. It’s us or the communists.

    I am skeptical over Schmidt. Will he be another Blunt ? If you start seeing him over McConnell’s shoulder at every presser like M ‘s other insiders. We will have the answers to that question.

    Of course I will vote for Schmidt and hope for the best. We will see.

    Honestly, I had a problem with the way Trump handled this. There can be only one winner. The way I see it, Trump hedged his bet because he didn’t want to tarnish his record by making the losing choice.

    • #22
  23. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    cdor (View Comment):

    Honestly, I had a problem with the way Trump handled this. There can be only one winner. The way I see it, Trump hedged his bet because he didn’t want to tarnish his record by making the losing choice.

    I think he just enjoyed being a prankster by only saying “Eric,” knowing it would drive people nuts.

    • #23
  24. Mark Alexander Coolidge
    Mark Alexander
    @MarkAlexander

    As I said a while back, the utilitarian Trump-Nopers with their “Trump is simply *bad* for the party’s prospects!” may be misjudging the American mood once again.

    Clearly they still refuse to consider that the Party is bad for the Party’s prospects.

    • #24
  25. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):
    I still can’t remember what AWFL means.

    I assume “Affluent White Female Liberal.”

    But “Affluent White Female Conservatives” can be pretty AWFL, too. Especially when their “conservatism” is in the style of David French.

    How do you pronounce AWFC?

    • #25
  26. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Flicker (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):
    I still can’t remember what AWFL means.

    I assume “Affluent White Female Liberal.”

    But “Affluent White Female Conservatives” can be pretty AWFL, too. Especially when their “conservatism” is in the style of David French.

    How do you pronounce AWFC?

    “Aw, F***”?

    • #26
  27. Mark Alexander Coolidge
    Mark Alexander
    @MarkAlexander

    Flicker (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):
    I still can’t remember what AWFL means.

    I assume “Affluent White Female Liberal.”

    But “Affluent White Female Conservatives” can be pretty AWFL, too. Especially when their “conservatism” is in the style of David French.

    How do you pronounce AWFC?

    The Wire, season 1, episode 4, in the murder home…

    • #27
  28. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    Mark Alexander (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):
    I still can’t remember what AWFL means.

    I assume “Affluent White Female Liberal.”

    But “Affluent White Female Conservatives” can be pretty AWFL, too. Especially when their “conservatism” is in the style of David French.

    How do you pronounce AWFC?

    The Wire, season 1, episode 4, in the murder home…

    … with a candlestick.

    • #28
  29. cdor Member
    cdor
    @cdor

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):

    Honestly, I had a problem with the way Trump handled this. There can be only one winner. The way I see it, Trump hedged his bet because he didn’t want to tarnish his record by making the losing choice.

    I think he just enjoyed being a prankster by only saying “Eric,” knowing it would drive people nuts.

    This is too important to play games. To tell a good joke or make a good prank, one’s timing needs to be perfect. Honestly, this pissed me off.

    • #29
  30. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    Stina (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Also, “True Conservative” Tim Scott endorsed DIABLO Lisa Murkowski yesterday.

    So what does the L and O stand for? I got Democrat In All But…

    Label Only

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