December 13, 2018

"Beto O'Rourke leapfrogs most of the 2020 Democratic field."

Chris Cillizza and Harry Enten, write at CNN.
O'Rourke has that thing that every candidate -- Democrat or Republican -- wants: organic energy. He generates excitement everywhere he goes -- and is being urged to run by activists from all over the Democratic base. He's the flavor of the moment, no question...
They present a top 10 ranking:
10. Kirsten Gillibrand... She has the most anti-Trump record of any senator...(Previous ranking: Not ranked)

9. Julian Castro: He's running!... [But is there] room for both young Texas Democratic firebrands, Castro and O'Rourke.... (Previous ranking: 7)

8. Sherrod Brown... Still, Brown's a white male in a party that is becoming less white and was intent on nominating women in 2018.... (Previous ranking: 9)

7. Amy Klobuchar: We probably had the Minnesota senator ranked too highly last month... (Previous ranking: 4)

6. Bernie Sanders... We wonder though if time has passed Sanders by... (Previous ranking: 6)

5. Elizabeth Warren: The last month has made clear just how much damage Warren did to her chances with a badly botched attempt to put to rest questions about her Native American heritage.... (Previous ranking: 2)

4. Cory Booker... some progressives view him as a dreaded "neoliberal," and some may see him as a bit over-dramatic (see his "Spartacus" moment). (Previous ranking: 5)

3. Joe Biden.... a septuagenarian white male... (Previous ranking: 3)

2. Beto O'Rourke: The guy just lost a Senate race. And yet, here we are with O'Rourke in second... Still, folks really shouldn't get ahead of themselves.... Will Democrats actually nominate a white man in 2020?.... (Previous ranking: 10)

1. Kamala Harris... an Indian-American and African-American woman with a law-and-order background -- looks tailor made for the 2020 Democratic electorate.... (Previous ranking: 1)
Well, there you have it: The Democrats don't want a white man. Is Beto O'Rourke still a white man? Puzzling!!!

ADDED: Overheard at Meadhouse: "Why aren't the Democratic candidates better? I'm just going to be for Amy Klobuchar."

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Brian said...

The field is going to be Yuuuge! But there will only be one person everybody will be talking about in the Democratic party debates.


[deliberate extra whitespace for emphasis...]


Trump.

chuck said...

Yeah, Robert O'Rourke is a white man, a privileged white man at that. The Democrats have become the favored party of privileged white men without noticeable accomplishments.

tcrosse said...

There is one person conspicuous by H>er absence. Is she still in India?

Meade said...

I wish I knew how to quit Trump.

James K said...

"Why aren't the Democratic candidates better?"

Um, because they're Democrats? This is the best they have to offer.

Nonapod said...

A character like Beto O'Rourke illustrates the Democrat's utter superficiality perfectly. A good looking white dude who is hip (he rides skateboards!), mouths the correct banalities, and has very little to speak of in terms of actual accomplishments. As a bonus, he has the driving record of a Kennedy.

Yancey Ward said...

O'Rourke is an honorary Hispanic, thus not white at all.

Joe "Chico" Biden is also not white, and neither is Hillary!"Loba" Rodham.

Whereas Kamala "Puta" Harris will be written about endlessly as Willie Brown's mistress by the press.

tcrosse said...

As one of her former constituents, and one not of her party, I think Amy Klobuchar is too smart to want the job.

Anonymous said...

Beto will be the William Jennings Bryan of this century.

hombre said...

Yes, Beto O’Rourke is a white man. Democrats and their consorts in the media are just too stupid to figure that out.

Just look at that field: Kampala “I didn’t know” Harris, Beto “hit and run“ O’Rourke, Joe the Groper, Spartacus, Fauxcahontas, Bernie the aged commie,.... Compare it to the field Trump defeated. Democrat politicians are pathetic and their base moronic and Republicans failed to capitalize on it.

Imagine a future where the bright spot appears to be Trump. How depressing is that?

Tina Trent said...

Kamala Harris has so much lood on her hands thanks to the hug a thug policies and police hate she fomented in California that it shouldn't be difficult to put together an army of victims and survivors to condemn her.

Then again the same is true of all of them.

Dave Begley said...

Howard Schultz, former CEO and founder of Starbucks, will be the nominee. Or at least he should be.

Dave Begley said...

Kamala Kardashian is no match for Schultz.

Chuck said...

Meade said...
I wish I knew how to quit Trump.



Are you really unsure how to "quit" Trump?

I'd be the first to sit down with you for a beer, and bemoan the national inability to "replace" Trump. That list of Democrats contained not a single name that I will ever vote for, under any circumstances. "I'm just going to be for Amy Klobuchar" is something that has never been said in my house. But of course my house has never been home to an Obama voter either. Why wouldn't someone who previously voted for Obama eagerly look forward to voting for Kamala Harris or Eric Holder? Policy-wise; personality-wise; image-wise; Kamala Harris and/or Eric Holder are perfect successors to the Obama legacy. We'd need to ask an Obama voter; and I am not sure if that would include you, Meade. Perhaps someone you know may have been an Obama voter.

Michael said...

Re: Beto. Will the Democrats actually nominate an empty suit in 2020? Well, it worked last time.

eric said...

I've got a feeling we won't see many candidates for long.

Democrats are the royal party now. They crown the queen and everyone else needs to get out of the way. So, we will probably see Biden , Harris and O'Rourke battle it out while everyone else is kind of shoved off to the sidelines.

Biden doesn't have a chance. Unless he suddenly discovers he is another sex or race, which is ok as long as you're a Democrat.

Beto is lucky, everyone thinks he's Hispanic so he won't be deemed a white male.

Kamala has the best shot though, thanks to identity politics. Biden and Beto will be racists and full fledged members of the patriarchy before the primaries are over.

Gilligan said...

"organic energy. "

Nah, It's more that Mr. O'Rourke has that thing that every candidate -- Democrat or Republican -- really wants: money. Lots and lots of money.

Money buys all tge organic product you could ever want.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Abraham Lincoln was a Congressman, lost a Senate race, and was elected President two years later. Why not Beto O'Rourke?

My name goes here. said...

Democrat nominee will be Governor John Hickenlooper.

Not Sure said...

Beto's working hard on his memoir, Suenos de Mi Padre.

rehajm said...

Imagine a future where the bright spot appears to be Trump. How depressing is that?

Were we collectively saying that at this point in Obama's term? They have identical approval ratings.

rehajm said...

That's just the CNN approved list. Where's the other forty?

John Borell said...

I see Robert Francis O'Rourke didn't make the list. Too white and Irish.

rehajm said...

This is a good time for Democrats to run three or four candidates instead of just the one. When is the field ever this 'deep'?

Mike Sylwester said...

Kamala Harris was good at questioning Brett Kavanaugh.

She asked him whether he had talked with someone at some law firm.

She is one smart cookie.

elkh1 said...

He is white Irish to appeal to the white racists in the Democratic Party. He appropriated a Spanish nick name to snooker Hispanic voters. Anytime now, he'll appear more tanned and wear skirts or don gender neutral outfits. He got all factions of his Party covered.

Sebastian said...

Given this field, it's still Oprah's race to lose.

"Why aren't the Democratic candidates better?"

They don't have to be: as in New Jersey, Dems will vote for corrupt rapists if they have to, and Dems are counting on nice white women to value "women's bodies" enough to stick it to uncouth Trump.

Still, the singular lack of accomplishment is striking, but then, so was O's.

Two-eyed Jack said...

Jimmy Carter asked "Why Not the Best?"
Today we ask "Why not the Beto?"

Drago said...

LLR Chuck: "That list of Democrats contained not a single name that I will ever vote for, under any circumstances."

LOL

Chuck is "bringing the funny" with that one!
L

FWBuff said...

You need to add a "Beto the Boyfriend" tag. Here in Texas, he has a huge following among the college girls.

Meade said...

Chuck said...
"Are you really unsure how to "quit" Trump?"

Okay then, Chuck, having voted for Trump in '16, explain for us how you plan to not vote for him in 2020? Third party? Joe Biden? Mitt Romney?

Henry said...

Fail upward!

hombre said...

Rehajm wrote: “‘Imagine a future where the bright spot appears to be Trump. How depressing is that?’

Were we collectively saying that at this point in Obama's term?”

No. I would not have characterized Obama as a “bright spot”, potential or otherwise, under any circumstances.

Mike Sylwester said...

Cory Booker demonstrated his extraordinary courage during his questioning of Brett Kavanaugh. Booker did civil disobedience in order to cause the release of a document one day early.

Because of Booker's courageous civil disobedience, the public learned that Kavanaugh had opposed racial profiling in searches of airport passengers.

Booker has earned his impressive nickname "Spartacus".

MadisonMan said...

Do any of those candidates have any executive experience at all?

Dave Begley said...

Game. What will Trump's nicknames be for these people?

Is Biden "Slow Joe?"

He'll call O'Rourke by his given name, Robert Francis.

Drago said...

FWBuff: "You need to add a "Beto the Boyfriend" tag. Here in Texas, he has a huge following among the college girls."

In MI I understand he has a huge following amongst some nominal republican lawyers as well.

Rocketeer said...

Why not Beto O'Rourke?

Sometimes the obvious answer is the correct one: Because he's no Lincoln.

Bill Harshaw said...

I might actually agree with someone in the Meadhouse--amazing.

Minnesota Nice is a great contrast.

Big Mike said...

If they put up Beto can we get Trump to step down in favor of Ted Cruz?

(Just joking.)

hawkeyedjb said...

Looking at the list and the descriptions, here's what's most important to Democrats: race, race, race, identity, race, race, race, identity, ethnicity, race.

Policies? Who needs that! The Democratic party has always been the party that uses race for political advantage. Today's Democrats are the worthy successors to their mentors: Wallace, Maddox, Faubus.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

Leapfrog? Let us do Musical Chairs. Are Cillizza and Enten writing to fill a page, or do they have courage of their convictions?

About 20 months to the Democratic Party convention. Every two months permanently whack the tail end person from the list; 9, 8, 7, 6, ....

FIDO said...

It is very simple: most of the candidates are well known scum. They have enormous negatives.

Beto is, like Obama before him, mostly an unknown. So this allows Dems to project their hopes on the Great White Dope, unblemished by a real person.

Is he even LESS qualified than Obama was legislatively?

If Trump is unqualified, how is Trust Fund Boy any better?

Time to read his bio

Mike Sylwester said...

Elizabeth Warren has a profound understanding of disadvantaged people, because she herself grew up in a Native American family.

Mike Sylwester said...

Kirsten Gillibrand has earned a good reputation as the most prominent advocate of kangaroo-court proceedings in cases of sexual-harassment accusations.

Chuck said...

Meade said...
Chuck said...
"Are you really unsure how to "quit" Trump?"

Okay then, Chuck, having voted for Trump in '16, explain for us how you plan to not vote for him in 2020? Third party? Joe Biden? Mitt Romney?



I can certainly imagine not voting for Trump. If I had the chance to vote for Mitt Romney instead of Trump, I would do so every day of the week and twice on Sundays. If there were a plausible third party, I could do that. If I had to withhold any vote for President, I could imagine doing that. I could particularly imagine doing that if, unlike in 2016, it became clear before 2020 that Trump was a felon who was escaping prosecution only because he was the current occupant of the White House. I think that I would be joined by the other Republican lawyers who have joined George Conway III's "Checks and Balances" group. I would be in very good company.

Back to my question to you, Meade; why would a past Obama voter not enthusiastically support Kamala Harris or Eric Holder or even Cory Booker? Why would any Obama voter support Trump for election, or re-election, or anything else? Trump loathes Obama. Obama loathes Trump. What sort of person would vote for Obama, and then Trump? (And yes, we do have an idea insofar as we know of counties that went strongly for Obama in '08/'12, and then Trump in '16. Ballotpedia calls them the "Pivot Counties.")

https://ballotpedia.org/Pivot_Counties:_The_counties_that_voted_Obama-Obama-Trump_from_2008-2016


Bob said...

Whereas Kamala "Puta" Harris will be written about endlessly as Willie Brown's mistress by the press.

If she gains any traction at all during the primaries, the feminist backlash against any attack on her "self-actualizing feminism" will be breathtakingly intense.

Bob from Alhambra

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Democrat party members are pathetic. Beto O'Rourke is considered charismatic? LOL- I do hope the goofy loser gets the nom, Trump will have so much fun humiliating him, it will be good for our favorite president.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

25 hours left, Chuck.

Mike Sylwester said...

I think that all these candidates have joined in raising the alarm about Russian interference in our elections.

If any of them become the President, then the Federal Government will crack down effectively on Russians' buying Facebook ads during our elections.

Mike Sylwester said...

Except for Harris or Booker, any of these candidates would have to nominate a Colored person for the Vice-President position.

Mike Sylwester said...

If the name Beto can fool the voters into thinking he is Hispanic, can the name Brown likewise fool the voters into thinking he is a Colored person?

Chuck said...

Michael Fitzgerald said...
25 hours left, Chuck.


Is this like the hourglass in The Wizard of Oz? Will you disappear in 25 hours?

Mike Sylwester said...

In my last two comments, I inadvertently used the expression Colored person.

I meant to write Person of Color.

Please make the mental correction.

Mark Jones said...

Beto "Beta" O'Rourke is my vote.

chickenlittle said...

Hillary can beat out all of them. The better question is which one will best play second fiddle.

Lucid-Ideas said...

Mark Jones said, Beto "Beta" O'Rourke is my vote

Solid thumbs up. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, we have our meme! Our guide in the wild!

"Beta" O'Rourke.

Break out illustrator and go forth. Go forth and meme.

Matt said...

I'm sure I'm not the first to mention that ol' Beto looks to be a "cisgendered", i.e., normal, straight, male cracker. In other words, the epitome of all evil. Surely this would never fly in lib-land.

Then again, he can ride a skateboard. Maybe that's the 21st century equivalent of playing sax with shades on.

Bruce Hayden said...

I think that their nominee will be Kamala Harris, because she checks the most boxes. Beto will be easy to take down - just start calling him “Bobby”. That will emphasize that he is white Irish trying to pass as Hispanic. Or something like that. My vote for a Dem nominee would be Hickendooper. He has, I think, the most crossover appeal. Most of the list of top ten are far left whack jobs. Hickenbooper actually had a real job, running his own successful business before being elected Denver Mayor, then CO governor. He also governed somewhat pragmatically, not as a mind dead leftist (which is what his successor will almost inevitably do - he was horrible as my Congressman, hard left as they come (he represented Boulder) when I lived there, and shows no evidence of coming back to reality). And, of course, Hickenzooper has executive experience, as a business owner, mayor, and governor, which is part of why he would be better than anyone on the list. But, of course, he won’t get the nomination: he doesn’t check any boxes; isn’t an empty suit; wasn’t in Congress; and might actually be competent.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Chuck@2:20PM "Will you disappear after 25 hours?" Lulz... No, Chuck, but I think you might.

J. Farmer said...

As in 2016, the only Democrat I could ever envision voting for over Trump is Bernie Sanders. Despite all the socialist rhetoric, Sanders is a relatively level headed guy. He at least accurately recognizes that loose immigration is a corporatist cheap labor racket. And he would likely give us a less aggressive, interventionist foreign policy while finding a lot of his domestic agenda blocked or neutered in Congress. But, as Ann has correctly identified, it is hard to imagine a white male at the head of ticket. Witness O'Rourke's "flight from white," to use a phrase coined by Steve Sailer. The Democratic Party has essentially designed itself as the anti-white-guy party.

Leland said...

Beto as a nominee would guarantee Trump is President in 2021. Beto's only accomplishments are being a 3 time Representative from El Paso, TX and marrying rich. He has an identity problem which includes a big time cultural appropriation, because he's no Hispanic. He ducked as many debates with Cruz that he could, and looked terrible when he ran out of excuses. The only thing Beto brings to the table for Democrats is that he looks like RFK, lives like John F Kerry, and will make Democrats think they'll win Texas, when they won't.

William Chadwick said...

Statism on the rise. Conclusion: invest in gold and guns.

Jupiter said...

"Kamala Harris... an Indian-American and African-American woman with a law-and-order background"

A law-and-order background? I thought she was ex-military. Wasn't she a founding member of the Symbionese Liberation Army?

Jupiter said...

The last three Presidential elections have taught us that white Democrats will vote for anything, whereas a lot Blacks will only bother to vote for something labeled "Black". They might even go for Trump if the Democrat was pretending to be Hispanic. So, it's Spartacus or Kamaltoe. I say Kamaltoe.

Drago said...

This large field of dems is guaranteed to provide endless amusement but even better than that will be the inevitable LLR Chuck contortions to provide cover for every lunatic lefty position that they espouse.

I think we should develop some pre-defined categories for LLR Chuck's endless Dem Defense tactics in order to provide a shorthand way of capturing his passionate dem defenses.

For instance, LLR Chuck's strong obfuscation in support of Dick Durbin and the Open Borders immigration position could simply be called a "Durbin".

LLR Chucks strong defense of democrats when they lie about their achievements could be called pulling a "Blumenthal", in honor of LLR Chuck's repeated, knowing, lies to deflect from Blumenthals inexcusable Stolen Valor lies which LLR Chuck eagerly gobbled up and swallowed whole.

Pulling a Maddow would be for those many many many times LLR Chuck heaps over the top praise in typical hack lefty talking heads.

Admittedly, this will be a crowded category as LLR Chucks praise for lefty hack media types and their insane lefty "hot takes" is never ending.

The possibilites are endless.

Darrell said...

Did somebody put a hit out on Chuck?
Cool!

tcrosse said...

Most likely the nominee will be chosen by a small group of people who control the money and the media. It's not impossible that they will try again to cram Hillary down our throats.

Lance said...

If the Democrats are going to nominate a failed Senate candidate, they should nominate Phil Bredesen. I didn't want him as Senator from TN, but he'd make an excellent President.

Drago said...

Darrell: "Did somebody put a hit out on Chuck?"

The only "hit" necessary to "take out" LLR Chuck is simply keep track of Chucks universal rhetorical and operational alignment with the left.

Whats best about the last few months is that LLR Chucks whisper-thin cover story of being a "conservative" in the mode of the NeverTrumpers is the complete exposure of every single NeverTrumper as a bought and paid for stooge of the far left.

You could discern a real panic in Chucks continuous rabid pro-dem posts when that all came out.

LOL

Mike Sylwester said...

Hillary Clinton might decide not to run because she is busy managing charity projects through her family's foundation.

Original Mike said...

"What sort of person would vote for Obama, and then Trump?"

Someone capable of learning from past mistakes?

Khesanh 0802 said...

I anticipate that the most entertaining part of the DEM nomination process is going to be the response to Hillary throwing her hat in the ring. I don't think she can help herself and unless she's dead by then her sycophants will convince her to make it happen. I mean, if Biden, why not Clinton?. Given the level of the competition she'll be correct to make the claim that she couldn't be worse than any of them!

Jim at said...

If I had the chance to vote for Mitt Romney instead of Trump, I would do so every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

Which explains precisely why Trump is President, Romney got his ass kicked and people like you still don't get it.

And you never will.

James K said...

can the name Brown likewise fool the voters into thinking he is a Colored person?

And with a first name like Sherrod, he could be straight from the 'hood. At least 1/1024 black.

Jupiter said...

Blogger Lance said...
"If the Democrats are going to nominate a failed Senate candidate, they should nominate Phil Bredesen. I didn't want him as Senator from TN, but he'd make an excellent President."

Yeah, or maybe a doorstop. Or you could hollow him out and put flowers in him.

Ralph L said...

Kamala is indeed "tailor made". She made it with her tail.

EDH said...

Looking at that list, Hillary will run.

stever said...

The obvious comparisons between Beto and Barry makes me feel there is no way the voters could be so shallow and uninformed again. But I didn't see it happen before. Beto does have some John Kerry working for him.

William said...

He is tall and lean, has never had a cavity, and he will never need a comb over. I'm surprised that there is this much discussion as to who will be the next nominee. This is a historic inevitability. His record is spotless. Perhaps virginal is the better word. In any event there is nothing in his record to contraindicate the possibility that he might become the greatest president of all time.

Drago said...

LLR Chuck: "If I had the chance to vote for Mitt Romney instead of Trump, I would do so every day of the week and twice on Sundays."

Chuck will always, always, always vote for "good losers".

Always.

Inga...Allie Oop said...
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Inga...Allie Oop said...

Be afraid of Beto, here he comes.

PM said...

It'll be #11. Bloomberg.

RK said...

I'm a white guy but I'm changing my name to Tyrone Gonzalez so I can get elected as a Democrat.

West Texas Intermediate Crude said...

Nonapod, at 1245, re Beta:
"As a bonus, he has the driving record of a Kennedy."

And the matrimonial record of a Kerry.

bagoh20 said...

Trump haters seem obsessed with Trump's color too. He's a minority of one, and needs to be supported against the big bully minorities.

Ken B said...

Only an idiot puts Warren in the top two hundred after 1024th-gate.

Phidippus said...

Progressives and their obsession with race.

(1) Everybody's the same under the skin! If you disagree you are raaacist.

(2) We have to have (at least) a proportionate number of POCs in all professions and in government! Why? Because diversity, you raaacist.

See (1), and repeat.

Meanwhile, race is a cultural construct with no independent physical or behavioral correlates.

Color me confused.

Drago said...
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Drago said...

Uh oh. Inga, after putting the kiss of political death on Merkel, May, Macron and Trudeau by moronically declaring eaxh of them, in order, as The New Leader Of The Free World now fingers a billionaire (by
marriage) and drunk driving-Flee-er from the scene of a crime white boy as the next big dem thing.

LOL

Kevin said...

Be afraid of Beto, here he comes.

Why? Is he driving?

Kevin said...

Hickenlooper won’t fit on a bumper sticker on a Prius.

Kiss of death that is.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Kennedy Bob and his DUI/Burglary. woot!

Kevin said...

The two candidates in 2020 will be Trump and “I’m not Trump!”

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Hickenlooper would be great. But he's too normal. We need an exotic socialist-Marxist who compares Immigration and Customs with the KKK.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Is the left finally finished with the Clinton money grubber corruption show?

narciso said...

is there anything progs can't kill, and wear as a skinsuit:

https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/12/boy-scouts-verge-bankruptcy/

Kevin said...

If Hillary runs she can win by 50 points!

She’s in India right now taking the Indian vote away from Warren.

Jim at said...

America won't elect a guy with the name Hickenlooper.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

His name isn't Beto - It's Bob.

He's not actually Hispanic.

Pookie Number 2 said...

I’m honestly quite curious about the particular aspects of Beto’s political philosophy that makes Inta so optimistic about his campaign.

tim maguire said...

Well...I’ve always felt the Democrat’s best hope in 2020 is for Trump to decide not to run. Look8ng at this slate, I’m not sure that will be enough.

narciso said...

and you should look into how kamala harris handled being da in Oakland, and then attorney general, leaving out the recent #metoo business,

Meade said...

Chuck said...
"What sort of person would vote for Obama, and then Trump?"

Well we know one sort of person who would vote for Trump — you.

As for voting for Obama and then for Trump I would say someone anxious for hope and change who lost hope because McCain and Romney were clearly weasels and Obama/Clinton were clearly more of the same. Turns out change = Trump.

And look at how much better things are now that we have real change.

I suppose the only way you can vote for Trump again is if the Democrat candidate is Hillary again. Sad.

Mark said...

O'Rourke has that thing that every candidate -- Democrat or Republican -- wants: organic energy. He generates excitement everywhere he goes

Oh go clean yourself off.

narciso said...

so by that standard, klobuchar, is the less cringe inducing candidate,

Drago said...

LLR Chuck: ""What sort of person would vote for Obama, and then Trump?"

LOL

This question has been answered over and over.

You are just going to have to accept that your beloved dems took it on the chin in 2016 and move on.

But be of good cheer Chuck. Not only did your deep state amigos cover up for Hillary and allow her to destroy evidence and her people to lie under oath, our very own investigators were destroying evidence too!

Gee, what a surprise, Mueller and team deleted text messages and the scrubbed clean Pages and Strzoks cell phones.

What are the odds of that happening...?....


President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Imagine a future where the bright spot appears to be Trump. How depressing is that?

Lol. About as depressing as any ordinary Republican's life.

The "field" is indeed uninspiring. But I don't care for inspiration at this moment. Enough decent every-day heroes are finally getting elected into the House, and its widening progressive caucus.

But for president, I just want somebody who's going to smash the daylights out of the ever-losing Republican psyche. I don't need anyone to demoralize them. They already apparently underwent that under Obama. And they still didn't learn their lesson. Instead they became factionalized and idiotic, drooling dirt people. Rabid pets moreso than humans, and in swift need of being put down. Morons who could only "save" themselves by electing someone as angry and unhinged and devoid of purpose as they were, and still remain.

So the next president will come in on a progressive platform. With that covered, he/she should just build a power base - with or without a machine - and call out every soul-sucking spineless Republican for the human waste that they are, while the president builds some infrastructure, international alliances, economic/social/environmental progress - and coasts through those victories in a first term to a future of Republican legislative representation dwindling below 40%.

Republicanum delenda est.

Fuck them. Smash them.

Let them feel the political equivalent of what they whine so much about with whatever actual violence happens with this ANTIFA and IMF protest stuff.

n.n said...

Diversity politics.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

And look at how much better things are now that we have real change.

Spoken like a true plutocrat. Only someone who marries into the wealthier zip codes of the left bank of Madison could say something like this.

For the true dirt warriors - who still live and work and breathe (or die of opioid overdoses) in rural PA-OH-MI-WI - the actual reality is far different.

Larry has become a Limousine Conservative. Living high on the hog in a posh, tony, commie academic professor-ville paradise while pretending to champion the "little man" of Bannon imagination.

What's it like to pretend to be something you're not? Trust me, the actual laborers out there are noticing Trump's empty nonsense and lies for what they are.

tcrosse said...

So Ritmo is back from India. How was the wedding?

rehajm said...

She’s in India right now taking the Indian vote away from Warren.

Quality.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

I'm not up on the latest right-wing thought substitutes, tcrosse. Is that some kind of reference to a Democratic non-politician?

Man, you people are really having trouble staying relevant to current reality and the issues anyone cares about, aren't you?

narciso said...

Fish of a different color, never been to India where would you recommend to start?

FIDO said...

If Beta is chosen, I hope that some brave woman somewhere will stand up and mention that as a teenager, he sexually assaulted her. She needs to step up bravely and speak the truth to power.

Because knowing teenaged boys well, this is almost a certainty.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Ritmo for Corrupt HIllary. She likes to smash them.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Hillary plays stupid Republican games. The next Democrat, if successful (which is what I want), will be someone who sees past your idiotic shenanigans while calling them out and engaging the American people in something better than gossip and lies and conspiratorial intrigue and chest-beating and being a whore for the oil and coal industries.

You know. Basically the opposite of a Republican who's as good at being the opposite of a Republican while calling your Party of Spinelessness out.

narciso said...

Like the UK having to import extra cold because green energy has strained their power grid to the breaking point,

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

“Under capitalism, the rich grow powerful. Under socialism, the powerful grow rich — and everyone else grows poor.”

So tru.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

And they won't be corrupt or greedy.

ALL OF TRUMP'S FRIENDS ARE GOING TO JAIL!!! EVERYONE WHO TOUCHES HIM EMERGES WITH RADIATION BURNS! HE IS TOXIC AND CORRUPT AND WILL END UP IN A JUMPSUIT THAT MATCHES HIS PHONY TANNING BED FACIAL COMPLEXION!.

You know this will happen. The Trump Criminal Organization is going down - and with it, his phony presidency.

Swallow it.

Swallow it hard.

Now off with you to go be groped by Trump and pretend that what I just said isn't really happening. Maybe you can deny reality as passionately as your unindicted co-conspirator of a fake president does.

What a loser you are. Hillary is not the president. She's not even in politics.

Can't you find a leader who's not a criminal? It kind of says something about you - the fact that you can't and don't want to.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Democrats are revenge seeking sociopaths who like to inflict pain. (See pee pee's admission above)

and they lie. Right now the big lie is that their Medicaid-for-all scheme isn't (yes ISN'T) European style government sanctioned health care.

chickenlittle said...

Swallow this!

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

The Hillary revenge deep state sends Trump's pals to jail all while Hillary skated for much worse.

yay Banana republic!

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

How is Trump a criminal?

Name it. Name the crime.

I can name Hillary's crimes. &_> she is YOUR CA president in exile.

veni vidi vici said...

Klobuchar will never be president. Her name is like "Tsongas" or "Dukakis": too many people have no idea what it's supposed to sound like.

Obama, like a true Irishman, had a much easier-to-hear-in-the-mind name than any of those, and obviously having the by-then household name "Hussein" in the mix didn't hurt either.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Meade @ 5:47 - that.

Roy Lofquist said...

Wow! Another Murderers' Row.

"Murderers’ Row were the baseball teams of the New York Yankees in the late 1920s, widely considered one of the best teams in history. The nickname is in particular describing the first six hitters in the 1927 team lineup: Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel, and Tony Lazzeri."

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Behold the modern left.

They want you in pain and then shot dead. Then they steal your stuff.

FullMoon said...

Al gore is in the wings, biding his time.

TEN YEARS AGO TODAY. On December 13, 2008, junk scientist Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap would be completely ice free in five years.

veni vidi vici said...

Hickenlooper's another one. His name sounds like the punchline to a drunk joke. It's so hee-haw and fundamentally rolled-up-overalls uncool, it'll never happen.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Democrats are revenge seeking sociopaths who like to inflict pain.

Apparently not as bad as Republicans. Name one Republican policy that ever improved the lives of the American people.

You know you can't.

Republicans gave us the Great Depression. 80 years later they repeated the same policies that gave us that and we wound up with the global Great Recession.

They deregulated, off-shored, downsized, corporatized and gave us the Reagan-Wall Street-COC nexus that caused all the denationalization of American industry in the first place.

The Great Depression was bad enough. But of course history shows that it also kicked off WWII, and the rise of Nazi fascism throughout Europe. This killed tens of millions, and made it necessary to align with a Stalin that could only be emboldened after the Allied WWII win to give us a global cold war with communism spreading for decades afterward.

In modern times, Republicans de-regulated the pharmaceutical industry. If your small town is ravaged by de-industrialization, don't worry. The Republicans will give you an opioid-epidemic crisis for that! So those "losers" can kill themselves on Oxy-Contin instead.

Great job, Republicans!

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Kurt Schlichter reminds us that ding-bat leftwing crazies attract masses of stupids.

"You should not for a moment fail to appreciate the risk posed to your freedom by left-wing It-Fascists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Beto O’Rourke. There’s an undeniable appeal of this kind of Potemkin Politician for the kind of morons that the Democrats count on at the ballot box. Sure, the Nitwit Naïf is ridiculously ignorant and dumb – she knows nothing and demonstrates no capacity to learn anything. Sure, Tex Kennedy is a meat puppet dancing on the strings held by his masters. But this is the same country where the voters elected Barack Obama, twice.

They can absolutely win power, which means the leftist elite that controls them could win power, and that means disaster for our country. Like an our-country-splitting-apart kind of disaster. So, we need to accurately assess the threat they pose and figure out how to fight it. We need to not fool ourselves into thinking that these two dorks are too goofy for the voters to ever elect, particularly if some Fredocon doofus whose dad used to be a mailman tries to play spoiler."


[...]

AOC and Beto are something entirely different. They will be protected by the media, and actively covered for. That’s because they are elite catspaws disguised as radical disrupters. Though they attempt to speak the language of outsiders, every single thing they propose is exactly in line with the desires of the elite establishment. Gun control? Check – yeah, the same people hating on the cops are also the same ones demanding that only the cops under the control of the elite have guns. Climate change? Check – gee, how can a carbon tax go wrong? Bizarre theories about race and gender? Check – sure, let’s turn our country into a crucible of social justice witch hunts that would embarrass the town fathers of Salem, assuming they identify as male. I wouldn’t want to misgender anyone who hanged women for imaginary crimes.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Hickenlooper doesn't have enough cray cray street cred.
He's too normal. That is unacceptable on the left. They demand cray cray revenge seeking pain inflictors.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

How is Trump a criminal?

Name it. Name the crime.

I can name Hillary's crimes. &_> she is YOUR CA president in exile.


Haha. Really? You can name a Hillary Clinton crime? A prosecutor can't.

That's kind of how it works in America. I mean, unless you want to revert to mob "justice" like your Southern lynch-mobs used to do. "Lock her up!" chants seem to be of a piece with that.

Trump's lawyers (if he can manage to retain any - they seem to flee him quicker than rats on a sinking ship) are pushing the impeachment-before-indictment defense for a reason. They know how embedded he is with all this criminality. If Cohen acted on Trump's advice (which the tapes prove), then President Co-Conspirator is culpable also. That's just the tip of the iceberg.

He is running and always had run a criminal organization. His family "business" works like the mob.

What is he afraid that his tax returns will show? (Other than the fact that he's a fraud who created zero wealth other than what he funneled under the table from his daddy).

narciso said...

Ah who vouched for oxycontin again, before the us supreme court, who created the subprime market market by mau mauing the banls

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

More Kurt

Of course, Ocasio-Cortez blabs about “socialism,” but her rantings are straight out of Marxism for Dummies. Nothing she says threatens the rice bowl of the zillionaire donor base Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have cultivated. Free college, free medicine, free this, free that – it’s all just more graft for the Democrats to distribute, and it will all come from the pockets of people like you. Do you think the people who write the checks to the DNC are going to end up paying the bill for this nonsense? Really?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

These two are rebels for the establishment, radicals demanding we keep on our present course toward corporatist socialism and progressive hegemony. They disrupt nothing. They are agents of the leftist status quo.

Bob Loblaw said...

Trump can ridicule a phony Mexican into low national esteem as easily as he ridiculed a phony Cherokee.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

At least Trump runs a real business - with real paid employees.

The Clintons make and create NOTHING. They TAKE TAKE TAKE and shower it on themselves, giving to their bogus charity - last and least.


President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Ah who vouched for oxycontin again, before the us supreme court, who created the subprime market market by mau mauing the banls

If the answer is "Bill Clinton," then let's review his many other right-wing creds:

1. He repealed GLass-Steagall
2. DOMA
3. NAFTA
4. Don't Ask Don't Tell
5. Welfare "Reform" bill
6. Crime bill (for the "super predators")

And then there was his "Sista Soulja" moment - you know. Calling out the "uppity" black ladies.

He was your perfect right-wing president. Not even a Republican could have pulled off that many right-wing achievements.as Bill Clinton did.

Republican john Dick Morris advised him on all this, but he was a pretty conservative guy going all the way back to Little Rock anyway.

You guys should make him an honorary Republican. Hell, he was even the guy who convinced Trump to run.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

At least Trump runs a real business - with real paid employees.

With a budget that's off the books and managed by family.

Go work for him. He might grab your pussy but you Republican hookers are all about the benjamins anyway now, aren't you?

narciso said...

No Eric holder and Barack Obama were the answers I was looking for, who slashed military and intelligence, right as al queda was rising wasting lives and money in Haiti and the Balkans, hamstringing police departments in major cities

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Bill Clinton was a great right-wing prison warden. Kicked off the incarceration state with his crime bill, leading to the imprisonment of... what? Like half a million black kids or something?

The future's uncertain. The end is always near.

And April Apple's still stupidly duopolistic enough to think that Bill Clinton and his DLC have anything to do with the party of FDR. That he's "really" (wink-wink) a Democrat. Because labels and all.

Wow. What a script she reads.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Billy Jeff seized more women "kiss it" by force than Trump ever bagged.

It's only icky and criminal when Trump does it.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Ha ha. al Qaeda in Haiti and Kosovo. What a cause you claim, narcissistico. Wow, yes. Great concerns. And always never enough military welfare contracting make-work jobs that the Pentagon doesn't need and doesn't want.

But hey - whatever it takes for you to denigrate the black guy who actually killed the terrorist that your Republican couldn't find - after launching two mutli-trillion dollar wars against him... one of which was in the wrong country.

Wow. You guys just like to fight. Against whom is apparently not a question you're competent enough to answer. Best leave that part to your superiors.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Billy Jeff seized more women "kiss it" by force than Trump ever bagged.

Yep. So.

THe 1990s called, April. THey're looking for their politics back.

It's only icky and criminal when Trump does it.

Well, Trump does have a bit of a sleazier reputation in the "charmless" and "classless" department. He couldn't get a rabbit in heat to take off her pants for him.

Seriously. He's mega-gross. Even when compared to two-decades ago Bill Clinton.

But again, I digress. I'm living in 2018 and you're living in 1998. Carry on.

Chuck said...

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...
Billy Jeff seized more women "kiss it" by force than Trump ever bagged.

It's only icky and criminal when Trump does it.


It was impeachable, when either one lied about it under oath or otherwise broke laws to cover it up.

And they were both presidential laughingstocks, when they lied through their teeth to the American people.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Perhaps you've forgotten, pee pee, that Hillary Clinton was YOUR nominee 2 years ago.
And she and her handlers want her to run again in 2020.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Chuck -
Did Trump have sex in the OVAL OFFICE with a 22 year old intern?

narciso said...

He probably wanted the commie who indulged in rape fantasies and was kicked out of a commune,

Guildofcannonballs said...

As not interestred in plitcs as us are, most specially not interested inthis.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

I'm not thrilled with Trump's character. But we were told, scolded and lectured, by the hack press and Hillarywoodlanders, endlessly - that consensual sex was none of our biznis.

gadfly said...

Overheard at Meadhouse: "Why aren't the Democratic candidates better? I'm just going to be for Amy Klobuchar."

Perhaps the only honest presidential candidate in either party - and she can speak in complete sentences. She has one weakness - she likes Rachel Maddow.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Perhaps you've forgotten, pee pee, that Hillary Clinton was YOUR nominee 2 years ago.

Not me. I didn't vote for her.

But I can see why you wish I did. It would make you feel better about your own candidate.

But again. I didn't. And you know this. You've heard it several times.

Sort out your own house, Little Trumpkins Girl.

rightguy said...

Yikes ! 3PT has hijacked the thread.
Oh well...

narciso said...

The ones whose minions have shot it out in Portland and the Alexandria ball field.

Guildofcannonballs said...

over the compounded years interest

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

But we were told, scolded and lectured, by the hack press and Hillarywoodlanders, endlessly - that consensual sex was none of our biznis.

Yeah. Well - too bad campaign finance violations still matter in New York.

In any event, his lies and cover-ups are certainly more astounding and salacious than any other president's - even from the 1990s. He lies about who he fucked as casually as he lies about which policy he wants to flip-flop on from one day to the next. And everything in between. He will lie to you about whether he ate white bread toast in the morning or Melba toast. Big and small.

And that's because he's unhinged - and unfit.

Such people can only have bigger problems when it comes to normal law-abiding behavior.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

If Trump went to Alabama he'd lie and say that, yes, he too fucked a sheep one day.

Trump's relationship to reality is divorced at birth.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Separated at birth from reality.

But he reflects right-wing "dreams." Or at least, whatever counts as dreams to such low, hateful cynics.

It's just time for their party to give it up. The inability to win popular presidential votes, all the gerrymandering, the fact that house district seats for Democrats can get so many more votes than what Republicans will allow the districting to represent. What Wisconsin did after this Democratic governor and AG won... they just need to admit that they don't want to participate in a democracy. They can't compete in one.

That's fine. Let them hang up the towel.

No one can tell me a single policy of theirs that improved American lives. Not one.

Even Steve Bannon didn't "like" Trump's hedge fund tax cut bill.

These are blindly loyal weirdos and idiots. They don't make rational decisions and their defeats cannot come soon enough.

They need to go away.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

How is it a campaign finance violation?

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Oh dear god. If you can't read the sentence Michael Cohen (Trump's VERY CLOSE CONSIGLIERE-LAWYER) was handed then you're beyond hope, April. This is front-page news. Get off the alt-right newsfeed sites and start reading or watching a news outlet every now and then that's not just in the tank carrying Trump's water and that of "the international right."

Jesus.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Even The Orange Emperor has been tweeting about that sentence (and revealing his fear of it) so it's ok for you to do a Google News search for "Michael Cohen".

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

When the family business lawyer pleads guilty to eight counts I think it's time to start calling it "The Trump Family Criminal Organization Syndicate."

We know Republicans have their heads deeply in the sand when it comes to basic science, economics, international affairs and social policy. But how far detached from reality must they be to not understand or even realize what happened to Michael Cohen today?

Wow. Very detached.

Maybe they should do something other than politics. Parcheesi, perchance?

Guildofcannonballs said...

Jesus can be confoundingly but never, need I repeat myself, nevr ever compounded.


Chuck said...

Meade said...
Chuck said...
"What sort of person would vote for Obama, and then Trump?"

Well we know one sort of person who would vote for Trump — you.

As for voting for Obama and then for Trump I would say someone anxious for hope and change who lost hope because McCain and Romney were clearly weasels and Obama/Clinton were clearly more of the same. Turns out change = Trump.

And look at how much better things are now that we have real change.

I suppose the only way you can vote for Trump again is if the Democrat candidate is Hillary again. Sad.


Meade I voted enthusiastically for every Republican in every general election since 1976. Until 2016, when I voted unenthusiastically for the Republican. I voted for Trump as the least-worst alternative. I still believe that he was the least-worst alternative, and that we are getting mostly competent selections as nominees for the federal courts. Because mostly, Trump has delegated that task and thank goodness that he has.

But you haven't helped me understand what sort of person votes for Obama, and then Obama again, and then for Trump. "Obama-Obama-Trump."

Does such a voter believe that the Affordable Care Act was good law and policy? Or not? Does such a voter believe that the Trump Tax Cuts are good law and policy? Or not? Does such a voter wish for more federal judges like Sotomayor and Kagan? Or more judges like Gorsuch and Kavanaugh? Is an Obama-Obama-Trump voter happy with the Senate's not hearing the nomination of Judge Garland? Or not? Who does an Obama-Obama-Trump voter want as an Attorney General? Eric Holder, or Jeff Sessions? (Or Judge Jeanine Pirro?!? How about William Barr? How many Obama-Obama-Trump voters could identify William Barr if we gave them 12 chances?) Where do Obama-Obama-Trump voters stand on international climate change treaties? On a border wall? On the Trans Pacific Partnership? On the Iranian Nuclear Agreement? On oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?

Meade you've written some funny, some curious, some idiosyncratic things on this blog's comments pages. I don't ever recall you writing anything so inexcusably idiotic and noxious as, "McCain and Romney were clearly weasels." McCain was a decorated war hero, and had the most remarkable record of high-level bipartisan work in the United States Senate in a generation. Mitt Romney was the son of a great Republican, and made a fortune for himself (after his father made a fortune and gave it all away) based on legitimate skill, acumen and hard work. Unlike Donald Trump. What gall; to call McCain and Romney "weasels" in the context of a dirty grifter like Trump.

Guildofcannonballs said...

MKars Attacks explains all it.


All.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I m dofferemt. ,e qr

without my littlemouse to push around.

gadfly said...

Blogger Mark Jones said...
Beto "Beta" O'Rourke is my vote.

His name is Robert Francis O'Rourke.He claims that Mexicans call anybody with "bert" as the final syllable of their first name "Bet-o." Not so in my town. He tells other lies as well.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Chuck - never stop voting Republican. A party that corrupt really does need someone as loyal and gullible as you.

It's not like it can just rely on the Michael Cohens and Paul Manaforts and Michael Flynns. That party needs on-the-ground troopers. Gullibles who aren't just so deeply embedded in its "leaders" to risk the inevitable jail time.

I don't think this many Republicans have gone to jail since the Reagan Administration. What a glory to behold.

But you, Chuck. You can keep believing it. Never change! Loyalty to the end!

narciso said...

Mccains you're favorite uncle or something, so which part do you like best giving the press a monopoly through McCain Feingold giving terrorists a fresh start through the Arab spring, his category error re interrogations which benefited Gitmo terrorists the pitiful way he quit his presidential campaign

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

It's hard to understand why a party of so many scumbags would treat Chuck the way it does.

Maybe he's not down enough with their corrupt cause.

Chuck - Republicanism, and especially under the mismanagement of the Trump Family Organization Crime Syndicate, cannot claim any loyal adherents unless they've shown true devotion to the cause - up to and often including jail time.

You're not a true Republican until you've committed a crime and done the time on behalf to the party and its leadership.

If you need to think of one to commit, I suggest you try contacting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and asking for the in-house counsel. Or someone formerly advised by them.

They'll be happy to help you out.

narciso said...

Romney was it his endorsement of Gruber's scam, his support of Gina McCarthy's skydragon scam

Guildofcannonballs said...

Wann make 8 billion?

I can describe mouses pushed.

Guildofcannonballs said...

You push but you don't konw.

Your clues are closer to last than first.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Just acknowledge all you push is a lil' mouse.

That is all we need to proceed.

Lil' bitty mouse.

IT SATISFIES YOU SUSAN.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

That old U.S. war recruitment poster with Uncle Sam saying, "I want YOU for U.S. Army," should be changed.

Make it Trump saying, "I want YOU to go to JAIL for ME!"

Trump recruitment poster for working with his campaign or administration.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Unlimited vision is blind.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Lack of limits allows for limitless manipulation.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Republicans are upset at how google images of "idiot" return pictures of Trump.

They don't know how the internet works!

LOL!

Guildofcannonballs said...

We all, smart, could make 1900 minus 100 argumetns 'bout True Grit.

Shoula/Shouldn'ta etc.

But the fact I write now about it does prove it worthwile, opposite of futile.

Not too tough a chore, but a poignant one.

I cried when Blackie died.

Guildofcannonballs said...

S yrst was shed I ddin't bust out into hysterics.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Scott Adams watched Mars Attacks! or listened to Limbaugh and made millions...

You can too!

But, you gott a= pay me.

Before Nezt Friday.

$40,000 minimjum to enter. Payablyu through Alyhouse.

veni vidi vici said...

Good Lordt, how bitter and vociferous peepee tape is for someone with so little of interest to say.


President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Raise your hands, everybody, if you ever found anything "of interest" that v-v-v said!

Crickets.

veni vidi vici said...

I thought to myself this afternoon, well, sure; the stuff they were impeaching Clinton about is around the same degree of trivial ridiculousness in the overall contextual scheme of things as where Trump's current worries are at, namely, the National Enquirer agreement with the feds.

But the real question is whether the country is willing to suspend disbelief and pretend the resetting of the bar on such things as relentlessly drubbed into every news bit by the Dems and the press from "Bimbo Eruptions" through impeachment through the 2016 campaign didn't happen, so we can happily move forward in the same ridiculous spirit of moral righteousness that characterized the 90s impeachment that was "just about sex" in the end.

I look forward to the competing sales pitches, although I'm betting both will be lacking in persuasiveness.

veni vidi vici said...

Man, peepee, you're an easy mark to trigger. lol.

I don't have enough comments here consistently to leave much of a mark, so yeah, crickets. Then again, I don't base my self-esteem on what other people say about my random musings so it's never bothered me all that much.

fwiw, your comments would be much more enjoyable than they already are if you toned down the sneering a bit and kept it to substance.

Signed,

More a reader/lurker than a commenter

richard mcenroe said...

He's a drunk driving cross dressing burglar who kicked people out of their homes for the financial benefit of his political cronies and family. He's a PERFECT Democrat...

richard mcenroe said...

President Pee-Pee Tape -- So why are all the current convicted criminals in Congress Democrats?

Lewis Wetzel said...

His name is Robert Francis O'Rourke.He claims that Mexicans call anybody with "bert" as the final syllable of their first name "Bet-o." Not so in my town. He tells other lies as well.
Wikipedia says O'Rourke's fourth generation Irish family called him "Beto" to differentiate his name from his grandfather's name. Apparently it was not a nick name given to him by his Latin American supporters. Flavor of the month.
I will know that I am in Hell if in 2020 there is a Mitt-Beto "national unity" ticket.

narciso said...

I have never heard anyone called beto, and if they were it would be short for Albert, like pancho is short for francisco.

veni vidi vici said...

It would have to be "Beto-Mitt", since that more closely sounds out to "beat-off mitt(en)", which would be about the long and short of such a candidacy.

On the other hand, I've always found it exceptionally cool that the two biggest characters' names in the casino gaming business were "Trump" and "Wynn" -- talk about finding one's calling in life!

Kevin said...

I'm just going to be for Amy Klobuchar.

She wouldn’t answer whether she had a drinking problem in public Senate testimony.

MayBee said...

I like it that there's a white guy who has gotten the love of the Democratic power/media base because they can pretend he's hispanic. That is so 2018.

Meade said...

"Meade you've written some funny, some curious, some idiosyncratic things on this blog's comments pages. I don't ever recall you writing anything so inexcusably idiotic and noxious as, "McCain and Romney were clearly weasels." McCain was a decorated war hero, and had the most remarkable record of high-level bipartisan work in the United States Senate in a generation. Mitt Romney was the son of a great Republican, and made a fortune for himself (after his father made a fortune and gave it all away) based on legitimate skill, acumen and hard work. Unlike Donald Trump. What gall; to call McCain and Romney "weasels" in the context of a dirty grifter like Trump."

Chuck, being a decorated war hero doesn't prevent a person from also becoming a weaselly politician (see: Kerry, John F.). Neither does being the son of a (bitchin') great Republican mean that son will be able to stand up to a CNN chief political correspondent (see: Crowley, Candy "terrorist attack") instead of slinking away like a spineless weasel.

ps: I want to see your apology to Drago by the end of the day today.

Danno said...

Blogger tcrosse said...As one of her former constituents, and one not of her party, I think Amy Klobuchar is too smart to want the job.

I still live in the shithole called Minnesnowta and I would vote for pretty much anyone other than her. Her facade of "niceness", as in "Minnesota nice", came tumbling down hard in the Kavanaugh hearings.

Meade said...

President Pee-Pee Tape said...
"Trust me, the actual laborers out there are noticing Trump's empty nonsense and lies for what they are"

Ritmo, I'd like to see you get out more on Friday nights and weekends. Instead of spending so much time visiting us old folks here, and being so petulant, why not make some friends your own age? Maybe you could become someone's boyfriend. Or just get a dog. Learn how to have a real life relationship with a dog. Learn how to be reliably kind and caring. Get that down and, who knows, it might lead to a real life relationship with a real human being. I think you can do it, Ritmo. You can do it if you put your mind to it. I, for one, will be rooting for you.

Danno said...

Blogger John Borell said...I see Robert Francis O'Rourke didn't make the list. Too white and Irish.

I thought he was the son of the sergeant guy on F Troop.

Danno said...

Blogger FWBuff said...You need to add a "Beto the Boyfriend" tag. Here in Texas, he has a huge following among the college girls.

Maybe this is the wrong time to fix the Title IX rules. With enough college girls under his belt, he will eventually be mattress-girl-ed.

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