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Jeff Sessions Is Out, 2020 Speculation Is In: Reason Roundup

For Democrats—and bookmakers—the 2020 election is already underway.

Sessions photo by Alex Edelman/CNP / Polaris/Newscom; Obama: Globe Photos/Sipa USA/NewscomSessions photo by Alex Edelman/CNP / Polaris/Newscom; Obama: Globe Photos/Sipa USA/NewscomThis is the song that never ends... Like the drug stores that start stocking Christmas candy the day after Halloween, the minds of media and political operatives are—just two days past the 2018 midterm elections—already turning toward 2020. Yesterday's news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving the Justice Department could barely staunch the anticipatory hype. ("To retain the pundit license, I must now speculate about 2020," joked Esquire's Charles P. Piece.)

And it looks like a lot of stars of this year's storylines will be back in the upcoming seasons.

Even Sessions may not be truly gone yet. According to Jake Tapper's sources, the "resigning" attorney general—does it really count as resigning if you're being ordered to do so?—is eyeing a 2020 run to reclaim his Senate seat. So say good riddance to that drug-war-sustaining, crime-panic-feeding, Monopoly-Man-looking windbag for now, but we're not likely to have seen the last of him.

We may not be done with former First Lady Michelle Obama, either. For a while now, Democrats have been casually tossing around Sens. Kamala Harris (D–Calif.) and Cory Booker (D–N.J.) as potential presidential candidates. But on MSNBC yesterday, filmmaker and perennial political gadfly Michael Moore argued that neither Harris nor Booker has any chance against President Donald Trump in 2020. Moore said the party needs someone more "beloved," suggesting Michelle Obama or pilot Sully Sullenberger.

Others are now eyeing Beto O'Rourke, the Texas Democrat who held his own against Ted Cruz this year. (O'Rourke lost, but by a much smaller margin than many thought possible.) "O'Rourke has not yet indicated his intentions, but he has built, in the course of a few short months, a national brand and a national fundraising base that few Democrats can match," points out Politico's Ben Schreckinger. And "the chief knock on O'Rourke's campaign, that he embraced staunchly progressive positions that played poorly in Texas, only heightens his appeal in a national primary for a Democratic Party that has been tacking leftward."

O'Rourke isn't faring bad in online betting markets dedicated to the 2020 presidential race. The New York Post notes that the British bookies at Coral give Harris the best odds among Democrats of winning the presidency, at 8–1, followed by O'Rourke at 12–1.

Other favored Democrats include Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (both at 16–1), and former Vice President Joe Biden (20–1). Booker, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg are all given 33–1 odds.

Oprah Winfrey is given 50–1 odds of winning the presidency in 2020, on par with Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and slightly higher than Hillary Clinton. Coral places Clinton's odds at 66–1, the same odds given to Michelle Obama, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, and lawyer Michael Avenatti.

In a new Hill.TV American Barometer poll of likely Democratic voters, Warren, Biden, Sanders, Booker, Harris, Bloomberg, and Clinton were all offered as potential 2020 candidates. The most popular choice was "none of the above."

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Record voter turnout this year. Forty-seven percent of U.S. voters cast a ballot in the 2018 midterm elections. "'Almost half of possible voters actually voted' might not sound impressive," notes NPR. "But for a U.S. midterm election, it's a whopping figure. Compare that to just 36.7 percent in 2014, and 41 percent in 2010."

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  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized with broken ribs.
  • President Donald Trump has appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting director of the department of justice. Whitaker has been an outspoken critic of Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump and Russia. Whitaker also enjoyed a stint with "a Miami-based invention-marketing company the Federal Trade Commission shut down last year after calling it a scam," notes the Miami New Times.

Photo Credit: Sessions photo by Alex Edelman/CNP / Polaris/Newscom; Obama by Globe Photos/Sipa USA/Newscom

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...is eyeing a 2020 run to reclaim his Senate seat.

    They never go away.

  • Leo Kovalensky II||

    What are the odds that Trump campaigns for Sessions in 2020?

  • John||

    Sessions won re-election in 2014 with something like 96% of the vote. So, I doubt Trump would bother even if he wanted to.

  • BYODB||

    After Trump stumped for Ted Cruz, yeah, nothing past that can shock me.

  • ||

    Hello.

    The Dems are gonna make a mess of their House.

    Impeachment nonsense, sub-peenahs, Rooooosia, Nancy running wild in just her bra and a gavel raving, Michelle and Barry setting up a shadow government talking about how great they are in front of dozens of people....

  • John||

    That they are going to try and impeach Kavanaugh is further proof peak retard can never be achieved.

  • BYODB||

    I said it immediately after the mid-terms, and I'll say it again: Democrats were just given barely enough rope to hang themselves with, and they're pushing each other in their haste to put their necks in the noose.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    You should be celebrating that. It will keep them from passing oppressive legislation and increasing spending. Three cheers for gridlock and petty squabbling!!!

  • Sarah Palin's Buttplug||

    Trump Retards like Rufus don't want gridlock. They want Big Government Trumpism.

  • John||

    You want gridlock. Says the same lying retard who cheered Obama for 8 years. Just shut the fuck up and lie somewhere where people are dumb enough to believe you.

    Shouldn't you be out with your fellow Democrats protesting the evil Jews and Isrealis?

  • BYODB||

    Rufus is Canadian you idiot. They already have a bigger government than ours.

  • Dillinger||

    >>>Trump Retards like Rufus

    tres tres drole.

  • Fancylad||

    "Trump Retards like Rufus"
    Buttplug does it again. I think we can safely say that Rufus has never voted for Trump.

  • John||

    They are going to spend two years making complete fools out of everyone who voted for them and showing the country why they threw them out of power in the first place.

  • Ron||

    If they go through with all the anti Trump antics instead of working to actually accomplish something but then their voters will claim going after Trump is to important and an emergency to not do.

  • Bee Tagger||

    ACOSTA LINk (ADDING STILL)

    Big, if true.

  • Bee Tagger||

    This was entrapment designed to make me look like an idiot.

  • Griffin3||

    But remember:
    You're good enough.
    You're smart enough.
    And doggone it, people like you.

  • Don't look at me!||

    So, it was easy, right?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Forty-seven percent of U.S. voters cast a ballot in the 2018 midterm elections.

    Yeah, but how many of them were Russian bots and how many of them were NPC's?

  • Jerryskids||

    Either way, the dead and the illegal immigrants outnumbered them.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Jeff Sessions regaining his old Senate seat and then being the deciding vote for conviction after Trump gets impeached by the House will be the greatest season finale ever
    — Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) November 7, 2018

    And then Jack Bauer steps in as the reluctant president.

  • Leo Kovalensky II||

    Beats the hell out of Claire Underwood.

  • Bee Tagger||

    It may ruffle some feathers but at least he won't be interested in playing political games and you can trust his heart will always be in the right place.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    You know who else ruffled some feathers?

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Colonel Sanders?

  • Leo Kovalensky II||

    Sevo?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    illegals plucking chickens?

  • Remember to keep it all polit||

    This prediction relies on Trump winning re-election in 2020.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    Remember, these are people who think the statewide elections of U.S. Senators were "gerrymandered".

  • Bee Tagger||

    Record voter turnout this year. Forty-seven percent of U.S. voters cast a ballot in the 2018 midterm elections. "'Almost half of possible voters actually voted' might not sound impressive," notes NPR.

    Considering that record voter turnout stories have lined up alongside stories about Democrat voters are close to losing trust in the whole system and stories about how politics has never been more divisive and polarizing, why are considering high voter engagement an inherently good thing?

  • Sarah Palin's Buttplug||


    White House appears to share Jim Acosta mic-grab video doctored by far-right Infowars

    The White House is accused of using a video of CNN's Jim Acosta doctored by the conspiracy-theory outlet Infowars as justification for suspending the journalist's press pass on Wednesday.


    https://goo.gl/x2m7tt

  • Bubba Jones||

    Credible allegations. It's a job interview, not a trial.

  • loveconstitution1789||

  • Bee Tagger||

    Hillary Clinton is given 66–1 odds of winning in 2020, the same odds given to Michelle Obama, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, and lawyer Michael Avenatti.

    i'm fed up with the hickenlooper political dynasty. the hickenloopers arent royalty, people!

  • Echo Chamber||

    I'll buy a barrel of popcorn if Hickenlooper / Kasich run as a 3rd-party ticket.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    In a new Hill.TV/American Barometer poll of Democrats, Warren, Biden, Sanders, Booker, Harris, Bloomberg, and Clinton were all offered as potential 2020 candidates. The most popular choice was "noneof the above."

    I never asked. Is SMOD a registered Democrat or Republican?

  • Bee Tagger||

    Others are now eyeing Beto O'Rourke, the Texas Democrat who held his own against Ted Cruz this year.

    first campaign ad right there: "he held his own against ted cruz"

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    You know who didn't hold his own against a Cruz? That's right, JFK.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Moore said the party needs someone more "beloved," suggesting Michelle Obama or pilot Sully Sullenberger.

    Trump has flown the country into the Hudson.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized with broken ribs.

    Kavanaugh slipper her a Mickey.

  • Uncle Adolf's Gas and Grill||

    I thought maybe Trump gave the old battle-axe a shove down the stairs. Hey, I can dream, can't I?

  • Ron||

    she will stay a justice even if its just her head in a jar until a democrat wins

  • loveconstitution1789||

    The GOP led House and Senate could impeach her before January 2019 for being unable to not carry out the duties of her job.

    That and costing taxpayers workers comp claims every time she falls.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    O'Rourke has not yet indicated his intentions, but he has built, in the course of a few short months, a national brand...

    He didn't build that. Journalists built that.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Yes, CNN reporter Jim Acosta was rude and pompous, but he didn't assault a White House intern.

    You say rude and pompous. I say resistance leader.

  • Echo Chamber||

    Banning Acosta gives him street cred with his tribe, just as Tucker will get a rating bump after his visitors last night

  • John||

    I wish he had come out and turned a garden hose on them. I guess that would have been assault but it would have been so worth it.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    I think it would have been hilarious if he had sent that Tyrus guy to his house. Those lily-white lefty protestors like to talk about how they're "down with the bruthas" but they're actually afraid of blacks.

  • John||

    Had some black veteran motorcyle club, of which there are several in the DC area, roll up and form a perimeter around his house. That would have been some made for TV entertainment.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    There would have been a lot of shit and urine to clean up though. Those Panty-fa types would have soiled themselves.

  • John||

    The are going to stop racism by having a group only white people ever join.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A composer for the anime series Dragon Ball Z was elected to the Texas state Senate as a Democrat.

    I know most of those words but that sentence makes no sense.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    "Yes, CNN reporter Jim Acosta was rude and pompous, but he didn't assault a White House intern."

    Yes, he did. As has been established in the comments section several articles below this one.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    No he didn't. That's preposterous.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    No, you're a hippopotamus.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    I am not a large, water dwelling mammal, where did you get that preposterous hypothesis? Did Steve tell you that, perchance?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    (O'Rourke lost, but by a much smaller margin than many thought possible.)

    When is his swearing in ceremony?

  • Rorschach||

    It was more like a cussing out ceremony.

  • ||

    Fuck Acosta. He's not a journalist; he's a shit head activist.

    Not sure why the press feels they have such a free hand to act like jerk offs.

    Also. Why isn't Reason mentioning Tucker Carlson - a fellow journalist after all - being harassed at his home by loser wannabes?

    Funny how this started up again after the elections, eh?

  • Weigel's Cock Ring||

    As is usually the case, the far left lunatics are pissed.

    They seriously believed all this horseshit that Tuesday was going to be this massive blue tidal wave. It wasn't supposed to be a coin flip that they barely eked out.

  • John||

    If a bunch of right wing nuts showed up at Acosta's house, Reason would lose their minds. The fact that ignore a mob showing up at Carlson's house and terrifying his wife so badly she locked herself in the pantry and called the cops is pretty damned infuriating.

    Reason forever ignores and downplays leftwing violence.

  • Sarah Palin's Buttplug||

    With all the right wing terrorists shooting up Americans some Antifa crazies caroling in front of Tucker's house is really not news.

  • John||

    You mean that guy who hated Trump who shot those Pittsburgh? You mean the guy last night who murdered al of those people in a country and western bar, because you know Right wingers really hate country and western music. Or that guy who tried to murder all those Republican Congressman?

    There is no "rightwing violence" just violent leftists and lying sacks of shit like you who cover for them and cheer them on.

  • Sarah Palin's Buttplug||

    You mean that guy who hated Trump who shot those Pittsburgh?

    Because Trump wasn't right wing enough, that is why he shot those Jews. I assure you he liked Trump's views on "the Blacks" and "wetbacks".

  • John||

    He hated Trump because he thinks Trump is a tool of the jews. And several Democratic Congress members agree with him.

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/.....frank-camp

    Isreal has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people to see the evil doings of Isreal

    That is who you are you sick anti Semetic fuck. And the Democratic party is doing everything it can to win the support of people like the guy in Pittsburgh. And in fact, they have a member of Congress representing his views.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    " I assure you he liked Trump's views on "the Blacks" and "wetbacks"."

    Can you summarize Trump's views on "the Blacks". I mean, except for the way he takes their token votes for granted.

  • Fancylad||

    "Trump wasn't right wing enough... he liked Trump's views on "the Blacks" and "wetbacks"
    You are such a lying sack of shit, Buttplug. I have never seen someone so inherently dishonest about shit that's already well known and well established.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    "does it really count as resigning if you're being ordered to do so?"

    Yes. He wasn't ordered to do so. He was given 2 choices: Resign or be fired. It's happened approximately infinity times before this. ENB, Is this your first time around the block?

  • Zeb||

    Sure, technically correct. But it would be misleading to say he resigned without mentioning that he would be out either way. As you point out, it's happened many times. Which pretty much means that's how you get fired from a government position like that.
    Or do you believe it when people leaving government positions say they want to spend more time with their families?

  • Don't look at me!||

    It happens all the time in private industry as well.
    In other words, you can chose unemployment benefits or a stain on your resume.

  • Echo Chamber||

    I think I'm missing something. Wouldn't getting fired (and unemployment benefits) be a bigger resume stain than quitting and getting no unemployment bennies?

  • Zeb||

    Yes, I think he meant you can forego unemployment or have a stain on your CV.

  • Bubba Jones||

    Why would I put "got fired" on my CV?

  • Mickey Rat||

    It is tied in civil and honor protocols. Not that a cynical social liberal can wrap her mind around those concepts and behaviors easily.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    But on MSNBC yesterday, filmmaker and perennial political gadfly Michael Moore argued that neither Harris nor Booker has any chance against President Donald Trump in 2020. Moore said the party needs someone more "beloved," suggesting Michelle Obama or pilot Sully Sullenberger.

    I like Michael Moore a lot, but he's wrong here. Did he not witness the massive repudiation of Drumpf's agenda in the #BlueTsunami? As Shikha Dalmia has observed, the midterm was an especially strong message against draconian anti-immigrant policies, since the extreme white nationalist candidates did poorly. 2020 will make it even clearer how much Orange Hitler is hated by decent, patriotic Americans. Any Democrat will beat him easily. (That is, if Mueller doesn't remove him from office in 2019.)

  • Fancylad||

    My favorite parts are when OBL quotes Shikha.

  • ||

    Jeff....

    /dons sunglasses...

    ....your sessions are over.

  • Dillinger||

    now do Pete!

  • John||

    Yes, CNN reporter Jim Acosta was rude and pompous, but he didn't assault a White House intern.

    Okay. But Cory Lewendowski assaulted Michelle Fields?


    http://reason.com/blog/2016/03.....responds-t

    Reason had kittens over that. I don't see any difference between the two incidents. For the record, I didn't think Lewdosky assualted Fields and I don't think Acosta assualted this woman. Why does reason think they are different other than Acosta is a member of the priestly media class and Lewendowsky isn't?

  • Don't look at me!||

    Beto didn't build anything, it was given to him by the press.

  • John||

    And his billionaire wife. Nothing says fighting the man like supporting the son of a judge who married a billionaire heiress. Beto knows what real oppression is. He is lived it man.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    To quote Beto: "so f—ing proud" of them.
    "Tonight's loss does nothing to diminish the way I feel about Texas or this country. I'm so f—ing proud of you guys,"

    To quote the liar Brian Williams: "Sorry for the F-bomb," anchor Brian Williams said. "We have no control of what's in the concession speeches."

    Class acts, the Democrats... class acts.

  • Bubba Jones||

    LIES!

    "Beto O'Rouke's "billionaire" father-in-law is more likely to have a net worth in the neighborhood of $500 million. "

    lol

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/ch.....not-likely

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    "O'Rourke has not yet indicated his intentions, but he has built, in the course of a few short months, a national brand and a national fundraising base that few Democrats can match," points out Politico's Ben Schreckinger.

    The whole point of his run appears to have been to do the Obama playbook with him--a media-appointed "rock star" whose ass gets kissed by Hollywood to get him national exposure, spend a couple years in the Senate not doing much of anything except give some speeches that the media would swoon over, then declare his candidacy for President since he could be touted as a "Senator from Texas" that would turn the state blue so that the Dems would have an insurmountable lead between CA, IL, and NY already being locks.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    ...the 2020 election is already underway.

    Oh, joy... I guess there's only one thing to do.

    *drinks bleach, shoots self in head*

  • Echo Chamber||

    R.I.P.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized with broken ribs.

    One can here the collective sigh of Lefties.

    Old people get injured and that's the beginning of the end.

    She should retire and enjoy being old while she still can.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Give her worker's comp money and remind her its time to retire.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    You know, this speculation about women's health is incredibly sexist. "Is Hillary Clinton healthy enough to be President?" "Is RBG healthy enough to stay on the Court?" These questions would never be asked about a man.

    In fact, RBG is in excellent health. She'll retire when she's good and ready. We'll have another Democratic President by 2021 at the latest, so she'll probably step down in 2022 or 2023.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    That kind of question was asked about Ronald Reagan.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Ronald Reagan also didnt fall at his job and break 3 ribs, like RBG did.

    Reagan was shot and recovered.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    Well, that was before my time.

    All I know is these days, health speculation is often based on sexist stereotypes that women are physically frail. I still haven't forgiven the media for its overreaction to Hillary Clinton's minor fainting incident.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    See, that's your problem. Everything is about Hillary with you.

    This is also before your time, but I never heard people talk that way about Maggie Thatcher. And people had a lot of criticisms of Sarah Palin, but nobody suggested that she was too physically frail to hold office.

    Maybe you should look at a larger sample before coming to a conclusion.

  • BYODB||

    And Trump as well, notably.

  • Dillinger||

    every 42 seconds.

  • Briggie||

    And John McCain in 2008.

  • Ordinary Person||

    You're a class act Lovecon.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Yeah coming a shit like you, it means nothing.

    Trump is awesome! He gets to appoint another SCOTUS justice to replace RBG!

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    He's like 14. Cut him some slack. His frontal cortex has barely started to myelinate. What were you like when you were 14?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    You are a fungi CMB.

    You are = this funny.

  • Weigel's Cock Ring||

    She should retire

    I'm not sure that's even possible. At this point if she even tried, I think the Weigelian lefty psychopaths would actually try to carry her in her hospital bed into the Court chambers!

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Probably. The Lefties completely shifted focus today from the pending elections to RBG. They are all freaking out.

    Not to mention that while RBG heals or croaks, the SCOTUS will be 5 vs 3.

  • Briggie||

    Breyer is also over 80.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Same thing with Breyer. Lefties just hope by not mentioning him, that he will stay alive to be replaced by a Democrat.

    Trump will be replacing Thomas in early 2019 to retire.
    ...then RBG
    ...then Breyer

  • perlchpr||

    Stuck in a hospital unable to breathe correctly?

    Sounds like a recipe for antibiotic resistant pneumonia to me.

  • Bubba Jones||

    If it were a hip, that would be one thing. I don't know that ribs are quite the same harbinger of doom.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    People above 80 never heal right after a fall involving a broken bone.

    Hip fractures cause limited movement from then on.

    Rib fractures will likely make breathing more of a chore.

    Fractures just take a heavy toll on the body to heal and old people just have a tougher time.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    Important election alert!

    The enormous #BlueTsunami is even bigger than we thought. It turns out the Georgia governor's race was stolen by the Republicans, but the Democrat isn't giving up. As Howard Dean explains, [Abrams] should not concede. The election was almost certainly stolen by a candidate who supervised his own "election"

  • Leo Kovalensky II||

    Howard Dean went on to say, "We're going to recount in Atlanta, and then Macon, and then Augusta.... YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH"

  • BYODB||

    It's sort of sad, but also sort of amusing, that a moment like that apparently can't be lived down. Oh, Howard, you zany fuck.

  • John||

    http://pjmedia.com/trending/so.....ns-firing/

    Soros funded Moveon planning "mass demonstrations". Yeah, that ought to help out the Democrats. These people are such retards.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    This is comedy hour stuff. Do they really think that if Trump wanted to interfere with the Mueller investigation he would have to fire Sessions first? Besides, when the fuck did Sessions become a hero to the Left?

  • John||

    It really is. They are going to pull this shit outside of leftist college towns and Portland where the police look the other way and just wind up getting their asses kicked and doing prison terms for felony convictions. Dumb asses.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Revulsion for Jeff Sessions is our one true bipartisan belief.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Besides, when the fuck did Sessions become a hero to the Left?

    It is kind of hilarious that a guy who was pilloried as an unredeemable racist during his confirmation hearing is now the last bastion of democracy or some such horseshit.

  • Rorschach||

    Democrats follow the Comey precedent.

    It was also pretty hilarious to watch Colbert caught by surprise over his audience's cheering when he announced Trump had just fired the guy Democrats had previously been wanting to crucify for supposedly throwing the election to Trump.

  • Zeb||

    Wow. What a world we live in. Leftists protesting the guy who actually comes close to embodying their caricature of evil conservatives.

  • Zeb||

    Protesting the firing of the guy, that is.

  • Sarah Palin's Buttplug||

    Republican Karen Handel just admitted defeat in her lily white Northern Atlanta district.

    LovesTrumpTinyMushroomDick1789 needs some sedative for sure.

  • John||

    How did McCaskill do"? You were so sure she was going to win. Come on lie some more you worthless fuck.

  • John||

    Are you going to the big Soros mass demonstration? Or are you so retarded that even they don't let you be seen with them in public?

  • Sevo||

    Sarah Palin's Buttplug|11.8.18 @ 10:14AM|#
    "LovesTrumpTinyMushroomDick1789 needs some sedative for sure."

    I'll bet your mom told you that you're clever, turd.
    She lied.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    I saw that. I did see that Handel had won, but those trunk loads of votes did the job. I was wrong on two election things.

    GOP gained seats in the Senate.
    Abrams lost
    Beto lost
    Gillum lost

    RBG would be replaced by Trump. Remember that one Buttplugger, because I definitely called that one.

  • Sevo||

    "What kind of governor will Gavin Newsom be? An innovative progressive? A pragmatic moderate? An empty suit? It's anyone's guess.
    He's a blank slate — probably the blankest slate of any California governor-elect in modern times."
    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-
    sac-skelton-gavin-newsom-
    governor-election-20181108-story.html

    Like Obo, Newsom ran as a 'not': Obo wasn't Bush and Newsom isn't Trump. And that's probably the best you can say about him.
    But he's the head of 'the resistance'! Some dimbulb in the Chron claimed that this morning.

  • DiegoF||

    Newsom is basically Feinstein with a penis.

  • Ordinary Person||

    Sick dude. No.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Newsom has Chinese spies on his staff too?

  • DiegoF||

    Well hopefully at least not People's Templists.

  • Dillinger||

    DiFi kicks Gavin's ass in fistfight

  • Cynical Asshole||

    I thought Feinstein was Feinstein with a penis.

  • DiegoF||

    I was counting the minutes until someone gobbled up that low hanging fruit.

  • Dillinger||

    word.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    "What kind of governor will Gavin Newsom be? An innovative progressive? A pragmatic moderate? An empty suit? It's anyone's guess.

    Probably depends on his presidential ambitions. If he wants to run for POTUS, he'll continue to be an empty suit. The last thing he'll want is a record to have to defend in a general election. Otherwise it'll be "innovative progressive" "quasi socialist fucktard," FTW.

  • DiegoF||

    If Trump has enough self-control (he does not) he should immediately and consistently henceforth start acting as though Beto O'Rourke is the one man in America that he truly fears.

  • John||

    The Democratic Primary in 2020 is going to be the biggest freak show ever. All the tech barons and white douchebag crowd will be swooning over Beto. The black racialists will be demanding Harris get the nomination as reparations for the sins of the white man. The boomer hags and suburban white women will be screaming it is Hillary's turn. I bet the Obama people try and run Corey Booker. The Bernie Bros will run someone if they don't fall in behind Beto.

    They are going to tear each other apart. It is going to be so ugly and nasty.

  • Sarah Palin's Buttplug||

    The Democratic Primary in 2020 is going to be the biggest freak show ever.

    You mean Sanctum Santorum, Sista Sarah, Michele 'Crazy Whore' Bachmann, Trump et al are switching parties?

  • John||

    How many innocent people did either of those two put in prison? None last I looked, and that is about hundred or God knows how many fewer than Harris.

    So why don't you tell us about how Isreal and the evil Jews are hypnotizing the world? And how great it is to marry your brother to commit immigration fraud. Or maybe the joys of underage hookers in the Domincan Republic.

    Sharia law, incest and underage hookers. No wonder you love the Democratic Party so much. It is a collection of people every bit is repulsive as you are.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Hey John, follow the Georgia Governor race. All the Democrat crooks are coming out of the woodwork to steal the election.

    Kemp is up by 62,000+ votes but the Democrats think that they can "find" those votes for the win.
    Georgia100% reporting
    Brian Kemp (Rep.) 1,973,105 50.3%
    Stacey Abrams (Dem.) 1,910,393 48.7
    Ted Metz (Lib.) 37,088 0.9

    All precincts have reported but they can "find" those votes.

  • A Thinking Mind||

    There's about 20,000 provisional votes left to be counter, and Abrams needs a bit more than 25,000 votes (ALL for her, none for anyone else) to force a runoff. If she gets 80% of whatever remaining ballots there are, she'd need closer to 50,000.

    It's over unless some massive fraud takes place.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Georgia taxpayers footing the bill.

    Kemp has been Secretary of State since 2010 and no supported claims of him not doing his job.

    Until this election.

    If there were supported claim of fraud, then investigate that. Otherwise, this is politics and Abrams lost fair and square.

  • A Thinking Mind||

    The claims of voter fraud and voter suppression in the state are complete BS too: 53,000 people ended up being registered with "Pending" status instead of active because their information failed to meet the "Exact Match" rule.

    What that means is that they can show up and vote on election day as long as they present valid photo ID, same as every other voter. If they don't vote or take any action for 26 months, they're purged from the rolls

  • John||

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/.....frank-camp

    Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.

    Deep thoughts from the first Muslim woman to serve in Congress.

  • DiegoF||

    The Republican congress missed the chance to grant Ayaan Hirsi Ali citizenship by private bill. Ship her off to this cunt's district to take her on. She's hotter too!

  • John||

    Ali has an exotic beauty about her. This woman is just unpleasent on every level.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Oh John, anyone under 185 looks exotic to you.
    (I miss the fat teasing)

  • Bubba Jones||

    I know a few Jews who also hate Israel.

  • Michael Cook||

    My Republican local party network is planning a HUGE public party to celebrate when Trump fires Mueller and ends the illegally-initiated-by-the-Hillary-campaign highly (as in entirely and bitterly) partisan witch hunt.

    We plan on calling it the BYE BYE NASTY BOB event. There will be speeches detailing all the flaws and phoniness of this investigation.

    Also, there will be chants and a petition urging the president to appoint a new special prosecutor with unlimited and free ranging powers to investigate every aspect of Russian interference not only in the 2016 election, but in the earlier run-up to the Iranian Nuclear deal in which many of the same compromised national security agencies appear to have been unprofessional in separating their political interests from the national security interest.

  • Sarah Palin's Buttplug||

    John Birchers still exist?

  • Ken Shultz||

    You're a retard.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Sweet, a new parody account. Welcome!

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Where do you parody accounts meet, CMB?

  • Fancylad||

    OBL is better.
    He knows what the left believes and how they act. This guy just writing how he imagines the "other" behaves, apparently like leftists but with right-wing bugbears and talking points, and it's way off.

  • Ken Shultz||

    The interesting political speculation is what will happen in the House in terms of leadership.

    I've long suspected that if Pelosi doesn't impeach Trump, House Democrats will replace her with someone else who will. Of course, impeaching Trump won't result in a Senate conviction, and if swing voters in the white, blue-collar, middle-class don't react to seeing the elitists in the Democratic party disrespect their votes for president by punishing Democrats in 2020 and reelecting Trump, I'll be mighty surprised.

    Pelosi and company know that, which is why she doesn't want to impeach. The Democratic party "won" enough yesterday to tear themselves apart.

  • John||

    I would not be surprised if enough Democras from swing districts vote against an impeachment resolution to kill it. No one outside of the lunatic left wants an impeachment. Voting for it will likely kill any chance Democrats from swing districts have of winning re-election. It is one thing to kill your career to pass Obamacare and say you were a part of history. It is quite another thing to kill your career to pass an impeachment resolution that will die in the Senate and result in nothing but Trump being more popular.

    The really crazy thing is impeaching Kavanaugh. Jarod Nadler seems to be serious about doing it. If impeaching the President turns off independents, impeaching Kavanaugh and relitigigating all of that knowing that it has no chance of removing him from the bench would be ten times worse. But if they try it and it can't get out of the House, the lunatic base will lose their minds because they will feel betreyed.

    They are screwed. There is no way they can satisfy their base without acting crazy and stupid and turning off the swing voters that gave them their majority.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Part of me thinks that if the Left were to try and impeach Kavanaugh over politics, Kavanaugh might retaliate with politics in his judicial actions. He is only human and is being treated like this when the guy has spent much of his life trying to be a good judge.

    It wont really matter anyway since RBG will be replaced by Trump. If anyone needs to retire or be impeached from office its RBG. She will never fully heal and be able to carry out the duties of her job. Impeach her for dereliction of her oath to do her job.

  • Ken Shultz||

    The problem with the Democrats becoming a party of the coasts is that the people who run the party are all in deep blue districts, and they have nothing to lose by impeaching Trump--and a lot of credibility to gain with donors and supporters for a presidential run by voting to impeach Trump.

    How likely are the Muslim Democrats from heavily Muslim districts in Michigan and Minnesota to lose their seats for voting to impeach Trump?

  • John||

    They are not. But the Demcorats only have an 8 seat majority or whatever it is. And a lot more than 8 Demcorats are likely to lose their seats by voting to impeach Trump.

    The fringe doesn't care. But the fringe isn't the majority. They have to talk people who will lose their seats to vote for it or it won't pass. You seem to have missed my point Ken.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Maybe the kind of analysis we need to look at is exactly where Democrats are coming from that aren't in the Northeast or the Pacific states.

    Just at a glance, I think the Democrats who are coming from the South and Midwest are disproportionately from minority communities like the two Muslims I mentioned representing Muslim districts and members of the Congressional Black Caucus. In other words, there may be more Democrats who have nothing to lose by impeaching Tump and plenty to lose by standing in the way of impeachment than you're accounting for.

    Surely, as the white, blue-collar, middle-class continues to abandon the Democratic party, the Democrats who remain are from districts who have less to fear by impeaching Trump.

  • Ken Shultz||

    I'm counting 32 members of the CBC from southern and midwestern states in the House.

    They probably have little to fear by voting to impeach Trump.

    I need to some more counting.

  • John||

    They have to get a majority Ken. And I gaurantee you there are more than 20 or 30 Democrats in the House who would lose a lot by voting to impeach Trump. If they all came from deep blue districts, the Demcocrats would have never lost control of the House in the first place.

  • DiegoF||

    The Democrats have a demographically (and financially) unstoppable strategy in the combination of (superficial) social-prog politics as shibboleth of cultural sophistication, combined with identity-politics pandering (ingeniously as a by-product of the above) for historically oppressed groups. But they keep putting off their ultimate triumph with overreaching and other own-goals. They have a talent problem. Bill Clinton could have won 2016 wearing a clown costume. But they have no one remotely close to being him.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Brother fucker might get deported.

    She either commit incest or she lied on her immigration application.
    2018 Midterms Somalian Dem. Representative in Minnesota Violated House Ethics Rules, Allegedly Married Her Brother

    She already got busted for violating MInnesota rules for politicians. She fits right into the Democratic party.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Accounts like that are highly suspicious and need to be taken with a grain of salt. Regardless, if the large Somali community in that Minnesota district were to lose that representative, they would presumably elect another Somali Muslim. I don't believe that was a Somali Muslim district in 2008. Obama let in tens of thousands of Somali refugees. It's a Somali Muslim district now, and that means they're going to elect Somali Muslims--even if the one they just elected is removed for whatever reason, whoever gets elected in her place will have nothing to lose by voting to impeach Trump and a lot to lose if he or she votes against impeachment.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Some states allow Governors to pick replacements but Minnesota has a Democrat Governor.

    They really packed those areas around the Twin Cities with immigrants that are not going to assimilate didn't they?

  • Dillinger||

    i hope your '82-->'84 comparison to these times rings true

  • Michael Cook||

    Trump will appoint his own attack dog special prosecutor to go after the Deep State, Hillary, and probably by necessity even Obama. This special counsel will use every nasty tool that Robert Mueller and Andrew Weissman had in their tool box. They will threaten witnesses. They will bully. They will over-charge. They will use rarely-enforced and vaguely written laws. They will use their own media to amplify their own defamations of whomever they are accusing and trying to destroy and they will get their message through to their own targeted audience.

    In short, this is going to be scorched earth political warfare. Democrats have never, ever dreamed that others could do unto them what they have been doing with this contemptible Mueller "Russia" probe.

    BTW, is the fix in for Hillary in 2022 at the DNC yet?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Democrats always had people in power under their control, so criminal stuff was mostly swept under the carpet.

    Trump doesn't give a fuck and just needs a ballsey AG to indict these corrupt politicians. Let the courts sort out the charges but dont let these crooks skate.

    Democrats have no idea what is coming. They should have just let the RINOs in Congress stifle Trump's rollback plans. Now that Trump cannot get anything past a Democrat House, he will focus his Executive Branch on corrupt politicians and bureaucrats.

  • Ordinary Person||

    You dreamed up a monster and then became it.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    No need for any of the shit. Hillary straight up broke the law, about 1.5 million counts plus or minus a million. Fucking slam dunk.

  • Kevin Smith||

    "does it really count as resigning if you're being ordered to do so?"

    It counts as resigning because he tendered his resignation. If he was truly opposed to it he could have refused and forced Trump to actually fire him

  • Kevin Smith||

    "does it really count as resigning if you're being ordered to do so?"

    It counts as resigning because he tendered his resignation. If he was truly opposed to it he could have refused and forced Trump to actually fire him

  • Weigel's Cock Ring||

    People (meaning far lefties) want to donate their ribs to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. ROFLMAO. That's not The Onion by the way, that's Time Magazine.

    "So that's about fifty cents a rib, right? Gimme one rib!"

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    Oh, dear Lord.

    I keep hoping that they're being metaphorical, but looking at what's coming out of colleges today I don't feel too sure about it.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Got change for $100?

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    We may not be done with former First Lady Michelle Obama, either. For a while now, Democrats have been casually tossing around Sens. Kamala Harris (D–Calif.) and Cory Booker (D–N.J.) as potential presidential candidates.

    Normally I'd say a dull-witted candidate with zero political experience has no chance, but I'm going to reserve judgment here.

  • Ken Shultz||

    There will be 20 people throwing their hats in the ring, and it might make sense from a betting perspective to take Kamala Harris or Liz Warren so long as the odds they're paying are better than 3-1. Given Warren's national donor network, especially, and the fact that her skeletons are largely already out of the closet, paying 16-1 on Warren is a heck of a deal. If she isn't one of the last three standing, I'll be mighty surprised. If Michelle doesn't run, she'll presumably have the endorsement of the Obamas, as well.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Her skeletons have exceptionally high cheekbones.

  • BYODB||


    Others are now eyeing Beto O'Rourke, the Texas Democrat who held his own against Ted Cruz this year. (O'Rourke lost, but by a much smaller margin than many thought possible.)


    I hope they do, since he lost vs. Ted Cruz who is incredibly weak in virtually every way. Sure, put him up against Trump. I'm sure an empty suit like O'Rourke will totally not be shredded to pieces by Trump.


    Also, kudos for the 'moral victory' of O'Rourke 'barely' losing. This is the media meme, and it's hilarious.

  • John||

    I am sure black and Hispanic voters are dying to turn out in record numbers to vote for a douchy white guy.

  • BYODB||

    O'Rourke is designed to appeal to mostly one demographic: women. And hey, it almost worked I guess but last I checked losing against a guy like Cruz doesn't make one electable on the national stage.

    And say what you will about Obama, but even his empty suit had more of an air of legitimacy than O'Rourke.

  • John||

    Obama could at least claim to be making history. The media will tie itself in knots explaining how electing a rich white guy President is the most historic and greatest thing ever!!

    I can't see Hispanics or blacks really giving a shit.

  • Rorschach||

    "But... he'll be the first trans-black-Hispanic President!"

  • Bubba Jones||

    "Jeff Sessions regaining his old Senate seat and then being the deciding vote for conviction after Trump gets impeached by the House will be the greatest season finale ever"

    Um... that can only happen if Trump is re-elected.

  • DiegoF||

    And then subsequently proceeds to drive the Democrats up to a supermajority, and/or enough Repubicans into opposition that he is removed from office. Probably presupposes that he actually does something impeachable in the latter case. So I guess that is indeed the plan. Pretty speculative in any case; I don't think much was meant of it besides that Trump is fun (for everyone) if a little scary (for everyone) and it would be fittingly entertaining (if by that point rather more serious) if such a thing happened.

  • Dillinger||

    >>>is eyeing a 2020 run to reclaim his Senate seat.

    under the bridge

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