2022 Election

The (Very) Early Line

Featured image Let us pause on this holiday weekend (Father’s Day today, Juneteenth tomorrow) to bask in the glory that is our supremely eloquent president: How can anyone think this can go on much longer? If you look around very closely, you can find a few perceptive Democrats who are worried that Democrats aren’t just looking at a bad election this year, but also in 2024, when the Senate map is much »

How Deep Is Biden’s Hole?

Featured image First, just to clear up any misconception from the headline, by “Biden’s Hole,” I don’t mean his mouth. That is clearly a bottomless abyss. I mean his political standing. How bad is it? So bad that even CNN can’t disguise or sugarcoat it. Here are some recent screen-grabs: Chaser, from Reuters: Biden’s approval falls in third straight week, nears record low -Reuters/Ipsos U.S. President Joe Biden’s public approval rating fell »

How High the Wave?

Featured image National polling is dismal for the Democrats. But how are they faring in a relatively blue state like Minnesota? This MinnPost/Change Research poll should worry Democrats, not just in Minnesota but nationwide. Change Research (I assume a Democrat-affiliated pollster, given MinnPost’s orientation) has Joe Biden’s approval in Minnesota deeply under water at 35% approve, 55% disapprove. A whopping 48%–including an astonishing 61% of men!–have a “very unfavorable” view of our »

Breaking: GOP Winning Texas Hispanic District Special Election

Featured image I stumbled across this Tweet just now, having forgotten about this special election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat: Here are the votes with 95 percent of the precincts counted (from the NY Times): Flores will be the first Republican to win this district since . . . 1870. She will also be the first Mexican-born congresswoman. I hear Target has a big supply of red (wave) panic buttons. »

Move On? Please!

Featured image This morning Donald Trump emailed a “Statement” to his supporters about the Alabama Senate race. While nothing he said was surprising, I did find it clarifying: Last year I endorsed Mo Brooks for the U.S. Senate because I thought he was a Fighter, especially when it came to the Rigged and Stolen Presidential Election of 2020. The evidence is irrefutable. Then, out of nowhere, and for seemingly no reason, Mo »

Your J-6 Hearings Drinking Game

Featured image So the J-6 committee prime-time hearing show trial is under way, but I can’t live-blog it, as it is cocktail hour out here on the Left Coast, followed by dinner, and I have a plump chicken on the rotisserie as I speak. I’ve been working on a drinking game for the “hearing,” though I am having some difficulty, and really need Ammo Grrrl’s help with this. First thing you need »

The Banality of Liberal Rhetoric

Featured image One way to tell that progressivism is a weary, used-up creed, sustained only by raw power, resentment, and dreamy grasp of reality, is to listen to their increasingly banal cliches. Yesterday Rick Caruso ran ten points ahead of his pre-election polls to finish  about six points ahead of leftist Karen Bass to be the next mayor of Los Angeles. (Pre-election polls had Bass around 36-37 percent, and Caruso around 32. »

What’s the Matter with San Francisco?

Featured image As we know from the long-ago Thomas Frank book, Kansas is a red(state) hot mess, but what’s the matter with San Francisco that it recalls its celebrity progressive district attorney? Let me give you a two-word hint: “Dirty Harry.” No, I’m not making this up. The late film critic Richard Grenier remarked that Dirty Harry was the first Hollywood film of that era that “talked back to liberalism.” But Dirty »

Primary Day Tuesday

Featured image All eyes will be on California tomorrow, where the three most interesting questions are whether Chesa Boudin will be recalled as D.A. of San Francisco (likely); whether Rick Caruso finishes on top (or wins outright with more than 50 percent of the vote) to be the next mayor of Los Angeles; and whether independent Michael Shellenberger edges out the little known Republican candidate Brian Dahle to take on Gavin Newsom »

AOC to Dems: Drink the Kool Aid!

Featured image There is no finer representative figure for the transformation of Democrats into the party of the faculty lounge and identity politics uber alles than her self-worshipness, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Despite repeated surveys showing hispanics don’t use the term “Latinx” (with a large plurality hating the term), here we see AOC chiding Democrats for not using the term: Curiously, she more or less contradicts herself when she says Democrats should change the »

It’s Oz versus Fetterman

Featured image Taking a look back at what I have written about the Republican senatorial primary in Pennsylvania, I see I will have to retire my adaptation of the famous translation of one of the Roman poet Martial’s epigrams. When the outcome of the primary was still in doubt, I commented: I do not love thee, Dr. Oz. The reason why? Well, because… Reasons — plural. I draw straws. I do not »

Are the Wheels Coming Off the Biden Presidency?

Featured image The Biden Administration has reached the “you can’t fool all of the people all of the time” stage,” and the evidence shows Americans aren’t buying Biden’s excuses and blame-shifting. The latest Gallup survey from late May is headlined, “Economic Pessimism Growing in the U.S.” WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index measured -45 in May, down from -39 in each of the previous two months. It is the lowest reading »

A Dirty Trick Foiled?

Featured image Minnesota’s DFL party hasn’t lost a statewide election since 2006, but they apparently are taking no chances. Over the last few days a mini-scandal has emerged, as DFL operatives apparently plotted to take over the Grassroots Legalize Cannabis Party, which siphons votes from the Democrats. While this doesn’t seem to have been captured on audio, it is claimed that they intended to change the party’s name to the “MAGA Party,” »

Charles Barkley’s Truth Bomb

Featured image News tonight out of Georgia is that Herschel Walker, the football great, has won the Republican primary to take on incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock. Walker is said to have numerous liabilities, but I haven’t watched this closely so I don’t know. I do know that I have long enjoyed the commentary of Charles Barkley, and wish he was the Republican candidate somewhere. (He has made noises about entering elective »

From the Annals of Leftist Hysteria

Featured image Remember last year how Georgia’s new voting law was decried in newsrooms and boardrooms from sea to shining sea, and caused Major League Baseball to move the All Star game from Atlanta to Denver? Remember what President Biden said? Pepperidge Farms (and the internet) remembers: Well that was then, and this is now: Nice to see the Post refusing to back down from the adjective “controversial” to describe a voting »

Feel Good Story of the Day

Featured image And it comes to us from the New York Times! Background: The left loves to caterwaul about how Republicans have an advantage in House elections because of gerrymandering, and how this is not merely unfair, but a “threat to democracy.” I observe merely that you never heard this when Democrats enjoyed the fruits of gerrymandering for decades when the New Deal coalition was riding high. This 230 year-old practice only »

Dem Midterm Wipeout Watch (6)*

Featured image • The latest Quinnipiac Poll is out, and it shows further erosion for Biden and Democrats. Biden’s general approval rating has slumped to 35 percent (down from 38 percent in the last Quinnipiac Poll). Most startling is the fact that Biden fares worst with hispanic voters on the question of job approval, with only 26 percent approving (down from over 50 percent last year) and significantly lower than white voters: »