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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 26,544


    LOL...makes those Biden criticisms a bit harder for the magats




    George Washington is next.
    probably some classified documents in the overcoat William Henry Harrison forgot to wear to his inauguration in 1841..
    Oh it's a little early to tell death jokes about Tippecanoe. 

    But i like an obscure historical reference,  nicely done. 
  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 7,952
    This Hoosier appreciates the Tippecanoe reference. 
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 27,377
    gonna put this here....



     
    Truck driver seeking to fly vulgar anti-Biden flag sues town
    By KEVIN McGILL
    Yesterday

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana resort town is trying to suppress free speech with an ordinance aimed at stopping a contractor from flying flags emblazoned with vulgar insults aimed at President Joe Biden and his supporters, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

    The lawsuit against the barrier island town of Grand Isle says contractor Ross Brunet of Cut Off, Louisiana, works on the island regularly and has repeated flown three flags from his truck, according to court documents. One promoted breast cancer awareness. Two bore vulgarities aimed at Biden and people who voted for him.

    Brunet was ticketed seven times for flying the vulgar flags from his truck, according to the lawsuit. He successfully defended himself against four tickets. Despite winning those cases, he was later ticketed three more times. The last three cases were dropped after the town adopted an ordinance stating that signs on vehicles “shall not contain language deemed offensive and vulgar nor obscene in nature and cannot contain language that describes a sex act.”

    Attorney Katie Schwartzmann, director of the Tulane First Amendment Law Clinic, said in a statement that Brunet was told he would be prosecuted under the new law. The clinic is representing Brunet.

    “Speech that is offensive, vulgar or that references a sex act is protected by the United States Constitution,” the lawsuit states, adding, “Indeed, core political speech is often offensive to the listener, and yet is a highly protected form of speech.”

    The legal action also alleges Brunet was unconstitutionally detained when he was stopped and ticketed.

    “Mr. Brunet’s speech has in fact been chilled," according to the lawsuit. "He is fearful of and refrains from engaging in his protected political speech in Grand Isle, out of fear of government punishment or further retaliatory action.”

    Brunet seeks an unspecified amount of damages and a court declaration that he was engaged in protected speech when he flew his flags.

    Defendants named in the lawsuit are Mayor David Camardelle, the police chief, the officer who issued the citations, the town attorney and a Grand Isle magistrate judge. They declined comment in an email to The Associated Press from the town clerk.


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  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 7,952
    He should move to a blue state so the government won’t bother him
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 27,377
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  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYCPosts: 8,683
    mickeyrat said:
    The skit was somewhat funny.
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    mickeyrat said:
    gonna put this here....



     
    Truck driver seeking to fly vulgar anti-Biden flag sues town
    By KEVIN McGILL
    Yesterday

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana resort town is trying to suppress free speech with an ordinance aimed at stopping a contractor from flying flags emblazoned with vulgar insults aimed at President Joe Biden and his supporters, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

    The lawsuit against the barrier island town of Grand Isle says contractor Ross Brunet of Cut Off, Louisiana, works on the island regularly and has repeated flown three flags from his truck, according to court documents. One promoted breast cancer awareness. Two bore vulgarities aimed at Biden and people who voted for him.

    Brunet was ticketed seven times for flying the vulgar flags from his truck, according to the lawsuit. He successfully defended himself against four tickets. Despite winning those cases, he was later ticketed three more times. The last three cases were dropped after the town adopted an ordinance stating that signs on vehicles “shall not contain language deemed offensive and vulgar nor obscene in nature and cannot contain language that describes a sex act.”

    Attorney Katie Schwartzmann, director of the Tulane First Amendment Law Clinic, said in a statement that Brunet was told he would be prosecuted under the new law. The clinic is representing Brunet.

    “Speech that is offensive, vulgar or that references a sex act is protected by the United States Constitution,” the lawsuit states, adding, “Indeed, core political speech is often offensive to the listener, and yet is a highly protected form of speech.”

    The legal action also alleges Brunet was unconstitutionally detained when he was stopped and ticketed.

    “Mr. Brunet’s speech has in fact been chilled," according to the lawsuit. "He is fearful of and refrains from engaging in his protected political speech in Grand Isle, out of fear of government punishment or further retaliatory action.”

    Brunet seeks an unspecified amount of damages and a court declaration that he was engaged in protected speech when he flew his flags.

    Defendants named in the lawsuit are Mayor David Camardelle, the police chief, the officer who issued the citations, the town attorney and a Grand Isle magistrate judge. They declined comment in an email to The Associated Press from the town clerk.


    We had a flag flyer in our neighborhood with a F**K Biden flag. I was surprised that there wasn't any controversy but I assume it's because the flag could only be seen in pretty high winds. It was hanging from his basketball goal where wind might be blocked by the house. 

    There are a lot of kids in our hood though and he lived near the hood pool. It's gone now for some reason. I like to think it's because he came around to reality but it probably just fell apart and he didn't replace it.
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  • static111static111 Posts: 4,172
    I see that Hawley has introduced the Pelosi act to limit stock trading by elected officials and family.  I wish this was more than a PR move.  I would love to see more limits for what our elected officials can do for extra money while they are in office.  Unfortunately I don't think this will be the law that fixes that due to its very political nature.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/3828504-hawley-introduces-pelosi-act-banning-lawmakers-from-trading-stocks/

    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has introduced a bill that would ban members of Congress from trading and owning stocks, using the name of his legislation to take a jab at Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

    Hawley on Tuesday introduced the Pelosi Act — or the Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments Act — renewing a legislative push to curtail stock trading by lawmakers that has failed over the last few years.

    “Members of Congress and their spouses shouldn’t be using their position to get rich on the stock market,” Hawley tweeted in announcing his bill.

    The GOP senator previously introduced legislation last year seeking to ban lawmakers and their spouses from holding stocks or making new transactions while in office.

    The Hill has reached out to Pelosi’s office for comment.

    Hawley, like a number of other Republicans, has focused on the former Speaker and her family in pushing to ban stock trading by members of Congress. 

    Last year Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, sold millions of dollars worth of shares of a computer chipmaker as the House prepared to vote on a bill focused on domestic chip manufacturing. A spokesman for Pelosi said at the time that he sold the shares at a loss.

    Members of both parties signaled interest in legislation barring stock trades after then-Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), who at the time was chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, unloaded stocks at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The Securities and Exchange Commission recently closed a probe of his trading activities without taking action.

    Lawmakers have yet to be able to come up with a plan that garners enough support from both sides of the aisle to get a bill through Congress. Democrats in 2022 scrapped a plan to vote on such legislation before the midterm elections, even after Pelosi reversed course and expressed openness to colleagues voting for stock trading reform.

    Along with Hawley’s bill, a bipartisan duo in the House has introduced a bill this year on the topic. ...continues

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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 44,117
    edited January 26
    static111 said:
    I see that Hawley has introduced the Pelosi act to limit stock trading by elected officials and family.  I wish this was more than a PR move.  I would love to see more limits for what our elected officials can do for extra money while they are in office.  Unfortunately I don't think this will be the law that fixes that due to its very political nature.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/3828504-hawley-introduces-pelosi-act-banning-lawmakers-from-trading-stocks/

    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has introduced a bill that would ban members of Congress from trading and owning stocks, using the name of his legislation to take a jab at Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

    Hawley on Tuesday introduced the Pelosi Act — or the Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments Act — renewing a legislative push to curtail stock trading by lawmakers that has failed over the last few years.

    “Members of Congress and their spouses shouldn’t be using their position to get rich on the stock market,” Hawley tweeted in announcing his bill.

    The GOP senator previously introduced legislation last year seeking to ban lawmakers and their spouses from holding stocks or making new transactions while in office.

    The Hill has reached out to Pelosi’s office for comment.

    Hawley, like a number of other Republicans, has focused on the former Speaker and her family in pushing to ban stock trading by members of Congress. 

    Last year Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, sold millions of dollars worth of shares of a computer chipmaker as the House prepared to vote on a bill focused on domestic chip manufacturing. A spokesman for Pelosi said at the time that he sold the shares at a loss.

    Members of both parties signaled interest in legislation barring stock trades after then-Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), who at the time was chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, unloaded stocks at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The Securities and Exchange Commission recently closed a probe of his trading activities without taking action.

    Lawmakers have yet to be able to come up with a plan that garners enough support from both sides of the aisle to get a bill through Congress. Democrats in 2022 scrapped a plan to vote on such legislation before the midterm elections, even after Pelosi reversed course and expressed openness to colleagues voting for stock trading reform.

    Along with Hawley’s bill, a bipartisan duo in the House has introduced a bill this year on the topic. ...continues

    It's a good idea in theory, but naming it after Pelosi is a classic partisan hack stunt that insures it will go nowhere...which is likely the point. 

    Serious lawmakers need to get together and take this seriously. 
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 35,302
    mickeyrat said:
    gonna put this here....



     
    Truck driver seeking to fly vulgar anti-Biden flag sues town
    By KEVIN McGILL
    Yesterday

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana resort town is trying to suppress free speech with an ordinance aimed at stopping a contractor from flying flags emblazoned with vulgar insults aimed at President Joe Biden and his supporters, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

    The lawsuit against the barrier island town of Grand Isle says contractor Ross Brunet of Cut Off, Louisiana, works on the island regularly and has repeated flown three flags from his truck, according to court documents. One promoted breast cancer awareness. Two bore vulgarities aimed at Biden and people who voted for him.

    Brunet was ticketed seven times for flying the vulgar flags from his truck, according to the lawsuit. He successfully defended himself against four tickets. Despite winning those cases, he was later ticketed three more times. The last three cases were dropped after the town adopted an ordinance stating that signs on vehicles “shall not contain language deemed offensive and vulgar nor obscene in nature and cannot contain language that describes a sex act.”

    Attorney Katie Schwartzmann, director of the Tulane First Amendment Law Clinic, said in a statement that Brunet was told he would be prosecuted under the new law. The clinic is representing Brunet.

    “Speech that is offensive, vulgar or that references a sex act is protected by the United States Constitution,” the lawsuit states, adding, “Indeed, core political speech is often offensive to the listener, and yet is a highly protected form of speech.”

    The legal action also alleges Brunet was unconstitutionally detained when he was stopped and ticketed.

    “Mr. Brunet’s speech has in fact been chilled," according to the lawsuit. "He is fearful of and refrains from engaging in his protected political speech in Grand Isle, out of fear of government punishment or further retaliatory action.”

    Brunet seeks an unspecified amount of damages and a court declaration that he was engaged in protected speech when he flew his flags.

    Defendants named in the lawsuit are Mayor David Camardelle, the police chief, the officer who issued the citations, the town attorney and a Grand Isle magistrate judge. They declined comment in an email to The Associated Press from the town clerk.


    The town should make up FUCK BRUNET flags and them to see how he responds.

    Free speech does have it's consequences.
  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 7,952
    After supporting a president who used his position for private gain for four years, I don’t see this happening. 
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 44,117
    edited January 26
    Go ahead, investigate Hunter Biden and the "weaponization of the doj," or whatever the hell it's called, you dummies. Investigate to your heart's content while the majority of the country thinks you're nuts. LOL 

    These next two years will spectacularly backfire on them. Will the democrats be smart enough to capitalize, though? That is the question...

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/26/politics/cnn-poll-house-gop-leadership/index.html

    CNN Poll: Nearly three-quarters of Americans think House GOP leaders haven’t paid enough attention to most important problems


    House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy is seen with other Republicans during the speakership vote on the chamber floor at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6 2023
    House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy is seen with other Republicans during the speakership vote on the chamber floor at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2023.
    Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    CNN — 

    Fewer than one-third of Americans believe that House GOP leaders are prioritizing the country’s most important issues, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. Neither party’s congressional leadership earns majority approval, and Republicans are particularly likely to express discontent with their own party leadership.

    Just 27% of US adults say they think Republican leaders in the House have had the right priorities so far, while 73% say they haven’t paid enough attention to the country’s most important problems. A 59% majority disapprove of the way Democratic leaders in Congress are handling their jobs overall, while a broader 67% disapprove of Republican leaders in Congress.

    The GOP’s ratings are weighed down by relatively high dissatisfaction within their own party: 42% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents disapprove of their party’s congressional leaders, compared with the 22% of Democrats and Democratic leaners who disapprove of their party’s congressional leadership.

    Nearly half of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, 46%, also say their party’s House leadership hasn’t displayed the right priorities. By contrast, in CNN’s October polling, only 34% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said that President Joe Biden had the wrong priorities, with 65% of the public overall in that survey viewing Biden as failing to address the nation’s problems.

    A similar dynamic plays out in the views of individual party leaders, with Democratic-aligned Americans’ view of House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (42% favorable, 6% unfavorable) more positive than Republican-aligned Americans’ opinion of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (35% favorable, 18% unfavorable).

    Americans overall hold a negative view of McCarthy (19% favorable, 38% unfavorable) and are split in their views of Jeffries (21% favorable, 22% unfavorable), although many have yet to form opinions: 43% express no opinion toward McCarthy, and 57% have no impression of Jeffries. Both men’s favorability ratings now remain almost identical to where they stood in CNN’s December polling, prior to McCarthy’s prolonged, public battle to secure the speakership earlier this month.

    Most of the public, 60%, expects congressional Republicans to have more influence than Biden over the direction the nation takes in the next two years. That’s similar to the 56% of Americans in January 2011 who anticipated that Republicans’ takeover of the House would give the GOP more sway than then-President Barack Obama, although expectations for Obama’s influence rose later in the year. In the latest poll, Republicans and Republican leaners, despite their relative unhappiness with their leaders, see their party as likelier to have the louder voice: About three-quarters (72%) expect the GOP to wield more influence than Biden, while only about half of Democrats and Democratic leaners (51%) see Biden as likely to drive the national direction over the next two years.

    Asked to name the most important issue facing the country, nearly half (48%) of Americans cite economic issues, particularly related to the effects of inflation on housing, food and gas prices. Other top concerns include immigration (11%), gun violence and crime (6%), government spending and taxes (6%) and political divisions or extremism (5%). Covid-19, which topped the public’s list of issues at 36% in the summer of 2021, was mentioned by only 1% of the public in the latest survey.

    Although the economy is a top concern among members of both parties, other priorities differ. Immigration is the top issue for 18% of Republicans and Republican leaners, compared with 7% of Democrats and Democratic leaners; conversely, 10% of Democratic-aligned Americans cite gun issues or crime, compared with 3% of those aligned with the Republican Party, with much of that difference between the two parties coming in the share citing gun control specifically (7% on the Democratic-leaning side name gun control as a top issue, compared with 1% among Republicans and Republican-leaners).

    Americans’ outlook on the US remains generally bleak: 70% say things in the country are going badly, an uptick from 65% in December. Much of that shift comes from rising pessimism among Democrats: 58% now say things are going badly, a 16-point rise from last month.


    But while public discontent with the state of the nation remains widespread, the severity of Americans’ unhappiness appears to be abating. Just 15% say that things in the country are going “very badly,” down from last year’s peak of 34% during the summer and lower than at any time since May 2018.

    The CNN Poll was conducted by SSRS from January 19-22 among a random national sample of 1,004 adults drawn from a probability-based panel. Surveys were either conducted online or by telephone with a live interviewer. Results among the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.0 points; it is larger for subgroups.

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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,431
    the thing is, everyone knew this was going to happen. they would campaign on a few issues and then do nothing to address them, or try to pass laws to make the problem worse.

    the gop cannot legislate. when your party platform is grievance politics, you can't do anything of value.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 44,117
    the thing is, everyone knew this was going to happen. they would campaign on a few issues and then do nothing to address them, or try to pass laws to make the problem worse.

    the gop cannot legislate. when your party platform is grievance politics, you can't do anything of value.
    It's because they're better at brainwashing their constituents during election cycles. And the right wing echo chamber is there in unison with the assist. 
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 32,674
    Go ahead, investigate Hunter Biden and the "weaponization of the doj," or whatever the hell it's called, you dummies. Investigate to your heart's content while the majority of the country thinks you're nuts. LOL 

    These next two years will spectacularly backfire on them. Will the democrats be smart enough to capitalize, though? That is the question...

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/26/politics/cnn-poll-house-gop-leadership/index.html

    CNN Poll: Nearly three-quarters of Americans think House GOP leaders haven’t paid enough attention to most important problems


    House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy is seen with other Republicans during the speakership vote on the chamber floor at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6 2023
    House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy is seen with other Republicans during the speakership vote on the chamber floor at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2023.
    Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    CNN — 

    Fewer than one-third of Americans believe that House GOP leaders are prioritizing the country’s most important issues, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. Neither party’s congressional leadership earns majority approval, and Republicans are particularly likely to express discontent with their own party leadership.

    Just 27% of US adults say they think Republican leaders in the House have had the right priorities so far, while 73% say they haven’t paid enough attention to the country’s most important problems. A 59% majority disapprove of the way Democratic leaders in Congress are handling their jobs overall, while a broader 67% disapprove of Republican leaders in Congress.

    The GOP’s ratings are weighed down by relatively high dissatisfaction within their own party: 42% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents disapprove of their party’s congressional leaders, compared with the 22% of Democrats and Democratic leaners who disapprove of their party’s congressional leadership.

    Nearly half of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, 46%, also say their party’s House leadership hasn’t displayed the right priorities. By contrast, in CNN’s October polling, only 34% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said that President Joe Biden had the wrong priorities, with 65% of the public overall in that survey viewing Biden as failing to address the nation’s problems.

    A similar dynamic plays out in the views of individual party leaders, with Democratic-aligned Americans’ view of House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (42% favorable, 6% unfavorable) more positive than Republican-aligned Americans’ opinion of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (35% favorable, 18% unfavorable).

    Americans overall hold a negative view of McCarthy (19% favorable, 38% unfavorable) and are split in their views of Jeffries (21% favorable, 22% unfavorable), although many have yet to form opinions: 43% express no opinion toward McCarthy, and 57% have no impression of Jeffries. Both men’s favorability ratings now remain almost identical to where they stood in CNN’s December polling, prior to McCarthy’s prolonged, public battle to secure the speakership earlier this month.

    Most of the public, 60%, expects congressional Republicans to have more influence than Biden over the direction the nation takes in the next two years. That’s similar to the 56% of Americans in January 2011 who anticipated that Republicans’ takeover of the House would give the GOP more sway than then-President Barack Obama, although expectations for Obama’s influence rose later in the year. In the latest poll, Republicans and Republican leaners, despite their relative unhappiness with their leaders, see their party as likelier to have the louder voice: About three-quarters (72%) expect the GOP to wield more influence than Biden, while only about half of Democrats and Democratic leaners (51%) see Biden as likely to drive the national direction over the next two years.

    Asked to name the most important issue facing the country, nearly half (48%) of Americans cite economic issues, particularly related to the effects of inflation on housing, food and gas prices. Other top concerns include immigration (11%), gun violence and crime (6%), government spending and taxes (6%) and political divisions or extremism (5%). Covid-19, which topped the public’s list of issues at 36% in the summer of 2021, was mentioned by only 1% of the public in the latest survey.

    Although the economy is a top concern among members of both parties, other priorities differ. Immigration is the top issue for 18% of Republicans and Republican leaners, compared with 7% of Democrats and Democratic leaners; conversely, 10% of Democratic-aligned Americans cite gun issues or crime, compared with 3% of those aligned with the Republican Party, with much of that difference between the two parties coming in the share citing gun control specifically (7% on the Democratic-leaning side name gun control as a top issue, compared with 1% among Republicans and Republican-leaners).

    Americans’ outlook on the US remains generally bleak: 70% say things in the country are going badly, an uptick from 65% in December. Much of that shift comes from rising pessimism among Democrats: 58% now say things are going badly, a 16-point rise from last month.


    But while public discontent with the state of the nation remains widespread, the severity of Americans’ unhappiness appears to be abating. Just 15% say that things in the country are going “very badly,” down from last year’s peak of 34% during the summer and lower than at any time since May 2018.

    The CNN Poll was conducted by SSRS from January 19-22 among a random national sample of 1,004 adults drawn from a probability-based panel. Surveys were either conducted online or by telephone with a live interviewer. Results among the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.0 points; it is larger for subgroups.

    And that 27%? POOTWH’s base. Probably enough to get the nomination. From WaPo.

    The opening weeks of Congress under Republican control are not exactly getting rave reviews from the public.

    new poll conducted for CNN finds that only 27 percent of U.S. adults think that House Republican leaders are prioritizing the country’s most important issues, while 73 percent say they haven’t paid enough attention to the country’s most important problems.

    Nearly half of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (46 percent) share the view that House Republican leaders haven’t displayed the right priorities, the poll, conducted for CNN by SSRS, finds.

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    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/3828401-spartz-wont-support-mccarthy-in-denying-omar-seat-on-foreign-affairs-committee/

    Props to Spartz. She lives about five miles from me. I didn't vote for her but she is speaking out.
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  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 7,952
    Go ahead, investigate Hunter Biden and the "weaponization of the doj," or whatever the hell it's called, you dummies. Investigate to your heart's content while the majority of the country thinks you're nuts. LOL 

    These next two years will spectacularly backfire on them. Will the democrats be smart enough to capitalize, though? That is the question...

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/26/politics/cnn-poll-house-gop-leadership/index.html

    CNN Poll: Nearly three-quarters of Americans think House GOP leaders haven’t paid enough attention to most important problems


    House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy is seen with other Republicans during the speakership vote on the chamber floor at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6 2023
    House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy is seen with other Republicans during the speakership vote on the chamber floor at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2023.
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    CNN — 

    Fewer than one-third of Americans believe that House GOP leaders are prioritizing the country’s most important issues, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. Neither party’s congressional leadership earns majority approval, and Republicans are particularly likely to express discontent with their own party leadership.

    Just 27% of US adults say they think Republican leaders in the House have had the right priorities so far, while 73% say they haven’t paid enough attention to the country’s most important problems. A 59% majority disapprove of the way Democratic leaders in Congress are handling their jobs overall, while a broader 67% disapprove of Republican leaders in Congress.

    The GOP’s ratings are weighed down by relatively high dissatisfaction within their own party: 42% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents disapprove of their party’s congressional leaders, compared with the 22% of Democrats and Democratic leaners who disapprove of their party’s congressional leadership.

    Nearly half of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, 46%, also say their party’s House leadership hasn’t displayed the right priorities. By contrast, in CNN’s October polling, only 34% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said that President Joe Biden had the wrong priorities, with 65% of the public overall in that survey viewing Biden as failing to address the nation’s problems.

    A similar dynamic plays out in the views of individual party leaders, with Democratic-aligned Americans’ view of House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (42% favorable, 6% unfavorable) more positive than Republican-aligned Americans’ opinion of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (35% favorable, 18% unfavorable).

    Americans overall hold a negative view of McCarthy (19% favorable, 38% unfavorable) and are split in their views of Jeffries (21% favorable, 22% unfavorable), although many have yet to form opinions: 43% express no opinion toward McCarthy, and 57% have no impression of Jeffries. Both men’s favorability ratings now remain almost identical to where they stood in CNN’s December polling, prior to McCarthy’s prolonged, public battle to secure the speakership earlier this month.

    Most of the public, 60%, expects congressional Republicans to have more influence than Biden over the direction the nation takes in the next two years. That’s similar to the 56% of Americans in January 2011 who anticipated that Republicans’ takeover of the House would give the GOP more sway than then-President Barack Obama, although expectations for Obama’s influence rose later in the year. In the latest poll, Republicans and Republican leaners, despite their relative unhappiness with their leaders, see their party as likelier to have the louder voice: About three-quarters (72%) expect the GOP to wield more influence than Biden, while only about half of Democrats and Democratic leaners (51%) see Biden as likely to drive the national direction over the next two years.

    Asked to name the most important issue facing the country, nearly half (48%) of Americans cite economic issues, particularly related to the effects of inflation on housing, food and gas prices. Other top concerns include immigration (11%), gun violence and crime (6%), government spending and taxes (6%) and political divisions or extremism (5%). Covid-19, which topped the public’s list of issues at 36% in the summer of 2021, was mentioned by only 1% of the public in the latest survey.

    Although the economy is a top concern among members of both parties, other priorities differ. Immigration is the top issue for 18% of Republicans and Republican leaners, compared with 7% of Democrats and Democratic leaners; conversely, 10% of Democratic-aligned Americans cite gun issues or crime, compared with 3% of those aligned with the Republican Party, with much of that difference between the two parties coming in the share citing gun control specifically (7% on the Democratic-leaning side name gun control as a top issue, compared with 1% among Republicans and Republican-leaners).

    Americans’ outlook on the US remains generally bleak: 70% say things in the country are going badly, an uptick from 65% in December. Much of that shift comes from rising pessimism among Democrats: 58% now say things are going badly, a 16-point rise from last month.


    But while public discontent with the state of the nation remains widespread, the severity of Americans’ unhappiness appears to be abating. Just 15% say that things in the country are going “very badly,” down from last year’s peak of 34% during the summer and lower than at any time since May 2018.

    The CNN Poll was conducted by SSRS from January 19-22 among a random national sample of 1,004 adults drawn from a probability-based panel. Surveys were either conducted online or by telephone with a live interviewer. Results among the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.0 points; it is larger for subgroups.

    And that 27%? POOTWH’s base. Probably enough to get the nomination. From WaPo.

    The opening weeks of Congress under Republican control are not exactly getting rave reviews from the public.

    new poll conducted for CNN finds that only 27 percent of U.S. adults think that House Republican leaders are prioritizing the country’s most important issues, while 73 percent say they haven’t paid enough attention to the country’s most important problems.

    Nearly half of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (46 percent) share the view that House Republican leaders haven’t displayed the right priorities, the poll, conducted for CNN by SSRS, finds.

    I’d say the base is larger than the 27% number, because the poll is leaving out the folks who think the current republican house isn’t going to go far enough right quickly enough. Where are the plans to reinstate Trump and imprison Pelosi and Fauci? 
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 32,674
    Go ahead, investigate Hunter Biden and the "weaponization of the doj," or whatever the hell it's called, you dummies. Investigate to your heart's content while the majority of the country thinks you're nuts. LOL 

    These next two years will spectacularly backfire on them. Will the democrats be smart enough to capitalize, though? That is the question...

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/26/politics/cnn-poll-house-gop-leadership/index.html

    CNN Poll: Nearly three-quarters of Americans think House GOP leaders haven’t paid enough attention to most important problems


    House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy is seen with other Republicans during the speakership vote on the chamber floor at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6 2023
    House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy is seen with other Republicans during the speakership vote on the chamber floor at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2023.
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    CNN — 

    Fewer than one-third of Americans believe that House GOP leaders are prioritizing the country’s most important issues, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. Neither party’s congressional leadership earns majority approval, and Republicans are particularly likely to express discontent with their own party leadership.

    Just 27% of US adults say they think Republican leaders in the House have had the right priorities so far, while 73% say they haven’t paid enough attention to the country’s most important problems. A 59% majority disapprove of the way Democratic leaders in Congress are handling their jobs overall, while a broader 67% disapprove of Republican leaders in Congress.

    The GOP’s ratings are weighed down by relatively high dissatisfaction within their own party: 42% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents disapprove of their party’s congressional leaders, compared with the 22% of Democrats and Democratic leaners who disapprove of their party’s congressional leadership.

    Nearly half of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, 46%, also say their party’s House leadership hasn’t displayed the right priorities. By contrast, in CNN’s October polling, only 34% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said that President Joe Biden had the wrong priorities, with 65% of the public overall in that survey viewing Biden as failing to address the nation’s problems.

    A similar dynamic plays out in the views of individual party leaders, with Democratic-aligned Americans’ view of House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (42% favorable, 6% unfavorable) more positive than Republican-aligned Americans’ opinion of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (35% favorable, 18% unfavorable).

    Americans overall hold a negative view of McCarthy (19% favorable, 38% unfavorable) and are split in their views of Jeffries (21% favorable, 22% unfavorable), although many have yet to form opinions: 43% express no opinion toward McCarthy, and 57% have no impression of Jeffries. Both men’s favorability ratings now remain almost identical to where they stood in CNN’s December polling, prior to McCarthy’s prolonged, public battle to secure the speakership earlier this month.

    Most of the public, 60%, expects congressional Republicans to have more influence than Biden over the direction the nation takes in the next two years. That’s similar to the 56% of Americans in January 2011 who anticipated that Republicans’ takeover of the House would give the GOP more sway than then-President Barack Obama, although expectations for Obama’s influence rose later in the year. In the latest poll, Republicans and Republican leaners, despite their relative unhappiness with their leaders, see their party as likelier to have the louder voice: About three-quarters (72%) expect the GOP to wield more influence than Biden, while only about half of Democrats and Democratic leaners (51%) see Biden as likely to drive the national direction over the next two years.

    Asked to name the most important issue facing the country, nearly half (48%) of Americans cite economic issues, particularly related to the effects of inflation on housing, food and gas prices. Other top concerns include immigration (11%), gun violence and crime (6%), government spending and taxes (6%) and political divisions or extremism (5%). Covid-19, which topped the public’s list of issues at 36% in the summer of 2021, was mentioned by only 1% of the public in the latest survey.

    Although the economy is a top concern among members of both parties, other priorities differ. Immigration is the top issue for 18% of Republicans and Republican leaners, compared with 7% of Democrats and Democratic leaners; conversely, 10% of Democratic-aligned Americans cite gun issues or crime, compared with 3% of those aligned with the Republican Party, with much of that difference between the two parties coming in the share citing gun control specifically (7% on the Democratic-leaning side name gun control as a top issue, compared with 1% among Republicans and Republican-leaners).

    Americans’ outlook on the US remains generally bleak: 70% say things in the country are going badly, an uptick from 65% in December. Much of that shift comes from rising pessimism among Democrats: 58% now say things are going badly, a 16-point rise from last month.


    But while public discontent with the state of the nation remains widespread, the severity of Americans’ unhappiness appears to be abating. Just 15% say that things in the country are going “very badly,” down from last year’s peak of 34% during the summer and lower than at any time since May 2018.

    The CNN Poll was conducted by SSRS from January 19-22 among a random national sample of 1,004 adults drawn from a probability-based panel. Surveys were either conducted online or by telephone with a live interviewer. Results among the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.0 points; it is larger for subgroups.

    And that 27%? POOTWH’s base. Probably enough to get the nomination. From WaPo.

    The opening weeks of Congress under Republican control are not exactly getting rave reviews from the public.

    new poll conducted for CNN finds that only 27 percent of U.S. adults think that House Republican leaders are prioritizing the country’s most important issues, while 73 percent say they haven’t paid enough attention to the country’s most important problems.

    Nearly half of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (46 percent) share the view that House Republican leaders haven’t displayed the right priorities, the poll, conducted for CNN by SSRS, finds.

    I’d say the base is larger than the 27% number, because the poll is leaving out the folks who think the current republican house isn’t going to go far enough right quickly enough. Where are the plans to reinstate Trump and imprison Pelosi and Fauci? 
    That base is closer to 35% but what you’re seeing in that 27% are the hard core, flag flying, boat parade, convoy driving, easy to be grifted, die hard POOTWH supporters.

    I can’t wait for the house committee investigations. Going to be a hoot. They’ll be asparagus level hilarious.
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  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 5,286
    Polling, lol 
  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 7,952
    Polling, lol 
    Does that mean you think it’s inaccurate or just not informative? 
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 32,674
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    Be sure to tell them Repub rep Cory Mills sent you the next time you’re arrested at a BLM or Antiiiiiiiiiifa sponsored riot in possession of grenades.

    Seriously, what is it with repubs and their supporters being totally fine with violent and violence rhetoric and imagery? You guys need to get laid or something?

    Noted: Florida Republican Cory Mills hands out grenades to House members 

    Newly elected Rep. Cory Mills (R-Fla.) passed out grenades Thursday to other members of Congress, along with a note on his office letterhead emphasizing that the ordnance was made in Florida, Amy B Wang reports.

    “I am honored to be a part of the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees,” Mills wrote. “In that spirit, it is my pleasure to give you a 40mm grenade, made for a MK19 grenade launcher. These are manufactured in the Sunshine State and first developed in the Vietnam War.”
    At the bottom of the letter was a postscript noting that the grenades are inert.

    The grenades are stamped with the GOP logo, according to a photograph posted on Twitter by Daily Mail reporter Morgan Phillips.

    A representative for Mills confirmed that the photo was accurate.

    “Per the letter, the grenades are inert, and were cleared through all security metrics,” Mills spokesman Juan Ayala said in an email. “I just wish they tagged our official account.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/01/26/cory-mills-grenades-house/

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    And an election denier to boot.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 35,302
    Not sure where to put this but the Archives has asked ALL the presidents and VP's all the way back to Reagan, if they have any classified documents they may have forgotten about, lol.

    Yeah I'm laughing.  I said this a bit ago that I bet this happens more often than not.

    The search continues!!!
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 26,544
    Not sure where to put this but the Archives has asked ALL the presidents and VP's all the way back to Reagan, if they have any classified documents they may have forgotten about, lol.

    Yeah I'm laughing.  I said this a bit ago that I bet this happens more often than not.

    The search continues!!!
    It absolutely does.  None of this surprises me. 
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 32,674
    Looking very ninja-y. But hey, who the fuck need’s transparency in gubmint?



    Arizona Republicans exempt lawmakers from the state’s open-records law

    After Ginni Thomas’s emails and the work of the Cyber Ninjas go public, GOP legislators retreat into secrecy


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    Not sure where to put this but the Archives has asked ALL the presidents and VP's all the way back to Reagan, if they have any classified documents they may have forgotten about, lol.

    Yeah I'm laughing.  I said this a bit ago that I bet this happens more often than not.

    The search continues!!!
    It likely does.

    What never happens, though--would be a former president lying about having them, lying about returning all of them, and then refusing to return the rest even after receiving a subpoena. 


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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 27,377
    amazing. be that horrible at your job. lose the house , the senate , the presidency and only nominal gains in the second house cycle for the slimest of majorities and retain that job.



     
    GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel defeats rival in leadership vote
    By STEVE PEOPLES
    22 mins ago

    DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel won her bid Friday to lead the GOP for two more years, prevailing in an election that highlighted fierce internal divisions that threaten to plague the party into the next presidential season.

    McDaniel, whom Donald Trump tapped as RNC chair in 2016, won the the secret ballot 111 to 51. The high-profile election played out inside a luxury resort on the Southern California coast as the RNC’s 168 voting members – activists and elected officials from all 50 states – gathered for the committee’s annual winter meeting.

    A relieved McDaniel invited her rivals to the stage immediately after the outcome was announced.

    “With us united, and all of us working together, the Democrats are going to hear us in 2024,” she declared.

    With the victory, McDaniel becomes the longest-serving RNC chair since the Civil War. Yet friends and foes alike agree that she will not be leading the RNC from a position of strength.

    “The party is not united,” McDaniel’s chief rival, Trump attorney Harmeet Dhillon, told reporters in the hallway soon after standing alongside McDaniel on stage. “Nobody's going to unite around the party the way it is, which is seemingly ignoring the grassroots.”

    Indeed, while Trump privately backed McDaniel, powerful forces within his “Make America Great Again” movement lined up behind Dhillon.

    Backed by MAGA leaders in conservative media, Dhillon waged an aggressive challenge against McDaniel that featured allegations of chronic misspending, mismanagement and even religious bigotry against Dhillon’s Sikh faith — all claims that McDaniel denied. Above all, the case against McDaniel centered on deep dissatisfaction with the direction of the party after continuous election losses since Trump chose her to lead the committee following his upset 2016 victory.

    After Dhillon's loss was announced, conservative activist Charlie Kirk cited the Republican base’s overwhelming desire for change and said those members who voted for McDaniel would be held “accountable.”

    “The RNC has contempt for their voters," said Kirk, who sat among several Dhillon allies in the back of the hotel ballroom where the vote was held. “They basically just gave them a middle finger.”

    While McDaniel prevailed, some of her supporters privately conceded they were open to a change in the committee’s leadership after three successive disappointing elections. But there were specific concerns about Dhillon – and the people around her.

    The California Republican closely aligned herself with Caroline Wren, a former Trump fundraiser who was involved with raising money for the Washington rally on Jan. 6, 2021,that preceded the violent attack on the Capitol.

    Dhillon's chief surrogate at the RNC meeting this week was Kari Lake, the failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate who has spread debunked claims of voter fraud. Lake courted RNC members on Dhillon’s behalf inside the conference hotel.

    From afar, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a likely 2024 presidential contender, spoke out against McDaniel on the eve of the vote as well.

    “I think we need a change. I think we need to get some new blood in the RNC,” DeSantis said in an interview with Florida’s Voice, citing three “substandard election cycles in a row” under McDaniel’s leadership.

    Meanwhile, Trump quietly supported McDaniel, a niece of Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, and dispatched a handful of his lieutenants to Southern California to advocate on her behalf.

    The former president avoided making a public endorsement at McDaniel’s request, according to those with direct knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private conversations. McDaniel’s team was confident she would win without his public backing, allowing her to maintain a sense of neutrality heading into the 2024 presidential primary season.

    According to its rules, the RNC must remain neutral in the presidential primary. Trump is the only announced GOP candidate so far, but other high-profile contenders are expected in the coming months.

    McDaniel is now set to lead the RNC through the 2024 election. Under her leadership, the committee will control much of the presidential nominating process – including the debates and voting calendar -- while directing the sprawling nationwide infrastructure designed to elect a Republican president.

    Also in the race on Friday was MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist who won four votes.

    Lindell has already endorsed Trump’s 2024 campaign and said he would not change his mind if his longshot bid was successful Friday.

    “I’ve never not endorsed Donald Trump,” Lindell said. “I’m never moving off that space.”


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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,431
    Not sure where to put this but the Archives has asked ALL the presidents and VP's all the way back to Reagan, if they have any classified documents they may have forgotten about, lol.

    Yeah I'm laughing.  I said this a bit ago that I bet this happens more often than not.

    The search continues!!!
    i almost bought a box of frosted flakes yesterday but was afraid that the prize inside might be a classified document so i left it on the shelf.
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