BURNPIT: U.S. Politics, August 2022

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Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 2 August 2022 18:22 (two weeks ago) link

More like bum pit

Are U down with the BVM (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 2 August 2022 18:28 (two weeks ago) link

Good afternoon!

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 August 2022 18:30 (two weeks ago) link

oh shit, i forgot it was a new month.

we did it!!

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 2 August 2022 18:31 (two weeks ago) link

let's see if Biden still has the 'rona on Sept 1st

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 2 August 2022 18:34 (two weeks ago) link

^^^ should've been thread title

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 August 2022 18:38 (two weeks ago) link

Trump-backed Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon another one for the 'Politicos With Pynchon-esque Names' list.

How/why is this guy re-electable?

NEW: On the The Regular Joe Show, Sen. Ron. Johnson (R-WI) argues for eliminating entitlements: "Social Security and Medicare, if you qualify, you just get it no matter what the cost... We ought to turn everything into discretionary spending so it's all evaluated." pic.twitter.com/bE1KUb6uJ5

— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) August 2, 2022

Pretty wild for a Senator to not know that you pay into Medicare and Social Security and that the latter is reverse means-tested based on what you paid in.

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 00:41 (one week ago) link

wau

I've seen enough: in a huge victory for the pro-choice side, the Kansas constitutional amendment to remove protections of abortion rights fails.

— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) August 3, 2022

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 01:39 (one week ago) link

what, i thought I just saw the opposite reported

akm, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 01:50 (one week ago) link

Turnout exceeding expectations.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 01:51 (one week ago) link

From secretary of state's 7 p.m. press conference — a plausible 50% turnout in the election today. That considerably exceeds the 36% turnout previously predicted. #ksleg

— Clay Wirestone (@ClayWires) August 3, 2022

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 02:11 (one week ago) link

Extremely good to see.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 02:15 (one week ago) link

Nice!

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 02:28 (one week ago) link

MSNBC makes the official call: No wins.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 02:30 (one week ago) link

Yup, AP as well. Nice to see it.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 02:49 (one week ago) link

Looks like a blowout too

F'kin Magnetometers, how do they work? (President Keyes), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 03:17 (one week ago) link

That is good to see.

It'll be a while until we get voter file data on this election, but I think there's a chance this was the largest partisan turnout advantage in a high turnout election that Democrats have enjoyed as long as I've followed election data

— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) August 3, 2022

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 04:09 (one week ago) link

That’s re Kansas abortion referendum

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 04:10 (one week ago) link

jfc, missouri democrats went for the one with Busch in her name rather than the marine who actually sounds like he cared

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 05:18 (one week ago) link

In other news let’s create a “phone wiper” meme and find them all and ask them why they needed that. “Congressperson, are you a phone-wiper?” “What do you think about Jan 6 phone-wipers?” “Are phone-wipers trustable?” “Tell me about your wiping.”

Trump would want it this way. “People are talking about wiping, it’s gross”

Warning: Choking Hazard (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 10:46 (one week ago) link

Ha, remember when that asshole was one of Greenwald's pet causes?

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 14:22 (one week ago) link

No, but I'm afraid to check.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 14:24 (one week ago) link

Yeah, scroll back in the GG thread and you'll find it. I can't remember whether he managed to rope Taibbi into defending the scumbag with him, but he was all in for a little while.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 14:51 (one week ago) link

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2022/08/02/US-approves-sale-of-Patriot-missiles-to-Saudi-Arabia-THAAD-system-missiles-for-UAE

Business as usual. Tell me again how Biden is too tough on Saudi Arabia

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 14:53 (one week ago) link

get rid of all the gerrymandering and we've got ourselves an election folks!

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/generic-ballot/

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 16:26 (one week ago) link

don't know what thread to put this but it's quite good

Wow. Sandy Hook parents' lawyer is revealing that Alex Jones' lawyers sent him the contents of Jones' phone BY MISTAKE.

"12 days ago, your attorneys messed up and sent me a digital copy of every text" Jones has sent for years.

"You know what perjury is?" the lawyer asks.

— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) August 3, 2022

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 17:40 (one week ago) link

There's a dedicated Alex Jones thread trending, it's already there. Alex yelling "there's your Perry Mason moment," evidently unaware that it actually was one, was epic.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 17:52 (one week ago) link

New — As Sinema stays mum, business groups and Rs lobby her to sink or change reconciliation bill. She asked a business group yesterday about whether the 15% tax provision was “written in a way that’s bad.” “It gave me hope,” official says. w/@arogDC https://t.co/fFNCGoKk40

— Manu Raju (@mkraju) August 3, 2022

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 20:17 (one week ago) link

"Is this written in a way that's bad?"

A question a child might ask, but not a childish question.

F'kin Magnetometers, how do they work? (President Keyes), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 20:26 (one week ago) link

For fucks sake if she tanks this

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 20:39 (one week ago) link

Narrator: She did indeed tank the bill, but wore a fabulous dress while doing so.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 20:41 (one week ago) link

seems like the main thing she wants is to drop the carried interest fix, which sucks but isn't outside the realm of possiblity

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 20:43 (one week ago) link

“I haven’t seen that,” @SenFeinstein replies when I ask about Kansas voters overwhelmingly endorsing abortion rights.

I then explained.

“Oh, I did see that,” Feinstein said. “It didn’t surprise me.”

— Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) August 3, 2022

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 20:43 (one week ago) link

jeez. so she was the only one who wasn’t surprised by the magnitude of the margin and turnout in Kansas, while also not hearing about the result, while also being 168 years old

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 20:47 (one week ago) link

No wonder she’s a senator, that’s outstanding and hard to pull off all at once

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 20:47 (one week ago) link

She was with John Brown in Bleeding Kansas

Are U down with the BVM (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 21:07 (one week ago) link

McConnell Reclaims Senate Majority After Convincing Dianne Feinstein She’s Always Been Republican https://t.co/pxQFnYFZbp pic.twitter.com/ngN4NfalO4

— The Onion (@TheOnion) August 1, 2022

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 21:14 (one week ago) link

yeah but

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 21:16 (one week ago) link

fwiw, in the Meijer/Gibbs primary with the DCCC ads "criticizing" Gibbs for being way too conservative and too aligned with Trump, Gibbs ended up winning, 52% to 48%. close one

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 21:26 (one week ago) link

let's see if the Dem's gamble pays off

Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 21:35 (one week ago) link

I think the following propositions are true:

1. Dems should absolutely not be spending money to boost fascists.

2. The Republican voters would have selected these people anyway.

Are U down with the BVM (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 22:01 (one week ago) link

RNC links up with ‘Stop the Steal’ advocates to train poll workers
Recordings of recruitment “summits” show party officials working with Cleta Mitchell and other leaders of Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/08/02/rnc-stop-the-steal-advocates-poll-workers-00049109

dow, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 23:11 (one week ago) link

"2. The Republican voters would have selected these people anyway."

it's unclear if that was the case. I think those ads boosted turnout for Gibbs, he was polling behind Meijer until recently.

akm, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 23:23 (one week ago) link

Every time I see Cleta Mitchell’s name I think of the Seinfeld episode with Mulva.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 4 August 2022 05:12 (one week ago) link

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/will-3-pro-impeachment-house-republicans-survive-tuesdays-primaries/

Meijer, the scion of the eponymous Midwestern grocery chain family, is hoping his sizable financial advantage can save him. As of July 13, Meijer had raised $2.8 million, dwarfing the $484,000 Gibbs had brought in, and Meijer has used that money to both criticize President Biden and attack Gibbs. Meijer has lambasted Gibbs for recently moving to western Michigan from California (although Gibbs is originally from Lansing), and he’s also portrayed Gibbs as the Democrats’ “handpicked candidate” in light of the DCCC’s recent ads. Meijer has also benefited from about $3 million in outside spending, according to OpenSecrets. But with no recent polling to go on, Meijer’s fate in this race is unclear.

a (waterface), Thursday, 4 August 2022 12:12 (one week ago) link

Pelosi kept that caucus under control.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 12 August 2022 22:50 (four days ago) link

forcing republicans to vote against affordable insulin is one of the high points

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 12 August 2022 23:00 (four days ago) link

The White House unveils a 70-page plan to make childbirth safer in the U.S., especially for women of color. The plan lists five distinct goals, ranging from high-quality universal care to greater diversity among health care workers.

👇🏿Read Morehttps://t.co/0i3z9DDzuJ

— theGrio.com (@theGrio) August 13, 2022

goal #1: live in a state where if you run into life-threatening issues with your pregnancy you can terminate it safely without going on a secret mission to another state

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Sunday, 14 August 2022 16:33 (two days ago) link

Or kill the mothers. That'll stop them!

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 14 August 2022 16:36 (two days ago) link

I know it’s easy to dunk on this guy but lol

https://t.co/GiorcP7a4a pic.twitter.com/wdQVdmUNJG

— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) August 14, 2022

frogbs, Sunday, 14 August 2022 19:18 (two days ago) link

“The reason he’s going to Erie is cause it’s Erie — as off Broadway as you can get in Pa.,” said Christopher Nicholas, a Pennsylvania-based GOP consultant, before the event. “So if he flops it’ll be in the state’s smallest media market.”
Heh. Didn't flop, apparently, though "at times, his speech was somewhat halting":
https://www.politico.com/news/2022/08/12/fetterman-return-pennsylvania-campaign-trail-00051564 And still at least 11 points ahead.

dow, Sunday, 14 August 2022 22:05 (two days ago) link

In Nevada moments ago, Ted Cruz joked to applause and laughter that Elizabeth Warren might have a penis: “In today’s Democrat Party, how do we know she doesn’t?”#TheUndercurrent pic.twitter.com/9SRZJql9i2

— Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) August 13, 2022

Ironically, Warren's metaphorical penis is larger than Cruz's actual one.

I was going to say, Liz seems like the kind of person to have an "accidental" hot mic talking about how much bigger she is than Teddy.

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 15 August 2022 00:38 (yesterday) link

Under the Inflation Reduction Act, Americans on Medicare – no matter how many prescriptions they have – will pay no more than $2,000 a year on their medication.

That makes a big difference for families.

— President Biden (@POTUS) August 14, 2022

this is an embarrassing thing to brag about

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 15 August 2022 00:41 (yesterday) link

an exceedingly minor curb on the metastasizing extraction of capital from sick people is absolutely a big deal from the pov of the dem-brained, thank you joe for pointing that out

(grim) pump track (wales) (map), Monday, 15 August 2022 00:52 (yesterday) link

Party Time at The Boebert's

Here is the 911 call involving Jason Boebert, husband of @laurenboebert, and one of her sons.

It’s disheartening to know how unstable this family is. pic.twitter.com/gkGc38nVDU

— Ryan Shead (@RyanShead) August 13, 2022

what was the max out of pocket before? (ans by google- none but after catastrophic coverage hit at 6500-ish, generics were $4 and namebrand were $10). xp

Warning: Choking Hazard (Hunt3r), Monday, 15 August 2022 02:43 (yesterday) link

I downloaded Truth Social just to see how crazy it was and these are just some of the ads I saw on it. pic.twitter.com/uVVKX3tJAw

— Keaton Patti (@KeatonPatti) August 14, 2022

I hope everyone here knows that this is satire. None of these things actually exist on TS or anywhere else. But go ahead and keep fanning the flames of the team sports political show dumpster fire. The RNC and DNC want you to post/share this stuff so we keep hating each other.

— harrison sapir 🧢🦉🐈‍⬛🐈 (@harrisonsapir) August 14, 2022

admittedly the MyPillow one almost got me but "made with 50% more plastic" lmao

frogbs, Monday, 15 August 2022 04:17 (yesterday) link

xp was listening to some conservative radio station earlier today and the advertisements aren’t that insane but did make me wonder if I need to invent some scam patriotic product asap.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Monday, 15 August 2022 04:17 (yesterday) link

I hope everyone here knows that this is satire. None of these things actually exist on TS or anywhere else. But go ahead and keep fanning the flames of the team sports political show dumpster fire. The RNC and DNC want you to post/share this stuff so we keep hating each other.
— harrison sapir 🧢🦉🐈‍⬛🐈 (@harrisonsapir) August 14, 2022

Dunno why but I find this so condescending. This take. "None of these things actually exist" ok cool they don't seem that farfetched. I seriously doubt the DNC wants me to hate anyone, RNC I'm sure they're cool with hatred.

a (waterface), Monday, 15 August 2022 12:19 (yesterday) link

also the guy that wrote that is into crypto and drives a Tesla

a (waterface), Monday, 15 August 2022 12:21 (yesterday) link

^^new borad description?

feel bad for the Boeberts’ neighbors but “he’s running over my mailbox” really gave me “oh shit, here we go again” vibes

mh, Monday, 15 August 2022 13:24 (yesterday) link

Who thought this was a good idea pic.twitter.com/dj5nz7vB1W

— umichvoter 🏳️‍🌈 (@umichvoter) August 15, 2022

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Monday, 15 August 2022 13:41 (yesterday) link

Lol, very tell me you've never gone grocery shopping without telling me you've never gone grocery shopping.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 15 August 2022 13:44 (yesterday) link

he's going to lose, isn't he

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 August 2022 13:52 (yesterday) link

Connecting with the everyday man via the universal language of CRUDITES, amirite?

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Monday, 15 August 2022 14:11 (yesterday) link

I bet he doesn't even know what guacamole and salsa are made of.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 15 August 2022 14:26 (yesterday) link

For a guy who got famous from TV he sure is bad at it.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 August 2022 14:27 (yesterday) link

As far as authenticity goes, I'm reminded of Norm Macdonald as Dr. John Gray on "SNL": "we like to go into our garage and saw our 2x4's, and make a big...moosehead...before we watch our Monday Evening Football...that's what us men like to do!"

henry s, Monday, 15 August 2022 15:08 (yesterday) link

And I guess carrying a basket to put your items in is "sissy."

nickn, Monday, 15 August 2022 16:12 (yesterday) link

“We’ve got Joe Biden to thank for this!” is such a Tim Heidecker line

frogbs, Monday, 15 August 2022 16:14 (yesterday) link

I bet he doesn't even know what guacamole and salsa are made of.

he knows they're somehow related to tequila

Andy the Grasshopper, Monday, 15 August 2022 16:34 (yesterday) link

...which isn't even included with your salsa and guacamole purchase! Can you believe it?

peace, man, Monday, 15 August 2022 16:36 (yesterday) link

Also I can buy a tub of salsa for half that price at my sorta pricey local grocery.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Monday, 15 August 2022 16:38 (yesterday) link

The Boeberts seem to be angling for the slot formerly occupied by the Palins.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Monday, 15 August 2022 16:40 (yesterday) link

Oz really can't do anything without looking like a fool at this point.

President Keyes, Monday, 15 August 2022 16:41 (yesterday) link

wait til he starts wearing ben davis shirts

Andy the Grasshopper, Monday, 15 August 2022 16:46 (yesterday) link

raw asparagus in salsa… the food of the gods

Tracer Hand, Monday, 15 August 2022 17:29 (yesterday) link

Oil prices tumbled Monday after China’s central bank unexpectedly cut rates after data showed economic activity slowed broadly in July, including consumer spending and factory output, reigniting concerns of a global downturn.

Signs of further cooling in the world’s second-largest economy, already under strain from China’s zero-covid policy and a real estate crisis, alarmed energy markets. The prospect of lower demand sent oil prices sliding 3.2 percent — pushing West Texas Intermediate crude to $89 a barrel.

we've got joe biden to thank for this

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Monday, 15 August 2022 17:35 (yesterday) link

Dr. Oz is such a remarkably awful candidate, I get those same vibes as when Trump first ran where you get the sense that it was a publicity stunt and he never really had a plan for what he would do should he actually win the nomination, but he doesn't have the pure venom to keep people interested nor does he really seem to want to go all-out for a statewide race. if he continues to poll this poorly I can see him just checking out entirely.

frogbs, Monday, 15 August 2022 18:27 (yesterday) link

strong "dog chasing a car what happens if he catches it" vibes

mh, Monday, 15 August 2022 19:03 (yesterday) link

Rudy has been informed he is a target of the Georgia investigation.

Yeah, no shit.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Monday, 15 August 2022 19:59 (yesterday) link

I posted this on the Trump thread, but I guess at this point news of Sidney Powell and team getting hacked voting data in multiple states is NBD.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2022/08/15/sidney-powell-coffee-county-sullivan-strickler/

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Monday, 15 August 2022 20:10 (yesterday) link

It’s the 50-state strategy. Try to cheat in every single state

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Monday, 15 August 2022 20:15 (yesterday) link


The last two times Democrats suffered catastrophic midterm losses, an early warning of the coming earthquake came out of the Pacific Northwest.

This year, the indication from Washington state suggests something very different: a more middle-of-the-road outcome in the general election, instead of the red wave Republicans have been hoping to build.

Poor Democratic results in Washington’s August all-party primaries reflected the broader malaise that hit the party statewide and nationally in 2010 and 2014, and Republicans’ troubles in November 2018 were obvious in the August primary returns that year. Now, the 2022 primary vote out of Washington is the latest new data point — along with a number of promising Senate polls and a slight lead for Democrats in the average generic House ballot polling — suggesting Democrats’ performance in November may not be as catastrophic as previous midterm elections when their party held the White House.

This year, the aggregate Democratic vote across the state’s House primaries was more than 5 percentage points worse than Democrats’ performance in the 2018 “blue wave” year. But it was also more than 5 percentage points better than Democrats performed in either 2010 or 2014, two Republican wave years.

The party vote shares in Washington primaries have been a reliable indicator of general election outcomes there over the past decade — and while Washington leans more toward Democrats than the U.S. as a whole, swings in the states’ margins over the past decade have largely mirrored the rest of the country, according to a POLITICO analysis of the results.

“Nationally, we expected the low approval rating of Joe Biden to create a Republican wave,” said Alex Hays, a Washington-based Republican consultant. “In Washington state, the election results were closer to neutral.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/08/16/democrats-midterms-hopes-washington-00052049

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 16 August 2022 14:22 (two hours ago) link

Strikes me as whistling past the graveyard, as much as I hope it's not.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 16 August 2022 14:24 (two hours ago) link

between the dismantling of Roe v Wade, Trump's many federal crimes, and the GOP's explicit promise to never let Dems win again once they regain control I'm thinking Biden's approval rating may not figure into the midterms too much

besides you do have gas prices declining and the Dems did, somehow, pass a massive climate bill, so it might start ticking up

frogbs, Tuesday, 16 August 2022 14:29 (two hours ago) link

My guess at this point is that they win the senate and lose the house, but with a very small gop majority and because the gop house caucus is ungovernable and insane the effectiveness with which they work is reduced. They’ll still impeach biden though.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 16 August 2022 14:37 (two hours ago) link

This is an outlier so far but would be very nice

#NEW Florida Senate General Election Poll:

Demings (D) 48% (+4)
Rubio (R-inc) 44%

University of North Florida (8/8-8/12)

— Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) August 16, 2022

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 16 August 2022 14:38 (two hours ago) link

more analysis of the washington primary results, a little less positive than the politico piece: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2022/08/16/what_washington_states_primaries_predict_for_the_midterms.html

symsymsym, Tuesday, 16 August 2022 14:50 (two hours ago) link


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