2018Midterms

You know, for 22 months, we had Robert Mueller coming out of our ears. Mueller was like the weather, he was everywhere. The media helped to fuel this feeding frenzy by specifically referring to “the Mueller investigation” on a daily basis, even when absolutely nothing had happened that day. But...

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  • April 6, 2019

Many, many years ago, all the way back on November 10th, 2016 ore so, Mitch McConnell was one chipper turtle, he was living high on the hog. That’s because the hog had just gotten elected President, but hadn’t actually taken the oath of office yet, so he wasn’t actively screwing...

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  • February 14, 2019

I’m shedding a tear here. It’s kind of like the day when you finally throw out your favorite old pair of socks because you can put them on from either end, a melancholy sense of loss. Apparently, the GOP is finally putting the repeal of Obamacare out to pasture. Never...

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  • January 9, 2019

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D. NJ) in support of Dan McCready’s (D. NC-09) campaign: Dan McCready (D. NC-09)   There is a grave situation going on in North Carolina’s 9th district right now. Democrat Dan McCready is a Marine veteran who has always put people over...

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  • December 15, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D. CA) in support of Dan McCready’s (D. NC-09) campaign: Dan McCready (D. NC-09)   This is shocking news — Multiple people have stepped forward to say they were paid by Republican operatives to engage in election fraud to help a...

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  • December 11, 2018

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in support of Dan McCready’s (D. NC-09) campaign: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) Republicans love to pretend that “voter fraud” is a national crisis. They use it as an excuse to pass racist voter ID laws, purge voting rolls, and...

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  • December 10, 2018

Tomorrow is a big day in Georiga: After an election marred by voting problems, Georgia voters will decide in Tuesday’s runoff who should fix them. One candidate for Georgia secretary of state wants to tackle voter purges, long lines and voting rights. His opponent prefers leaving most elections management to county officials...

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  • December 3, 2018

Received this e-mail today from the People For The American Way in support of John Barrow’s (D. GA) campaign for Secretary of State: Our virtual phone banking is now open! Call today and/or tomorrow to reach Georgia voters about the importance of turning out to elect Democrat John Barrow this...

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  • December 1, 2018

Received this e-mail today from VoteVets: Election officials in North Carolina just voted against certifying the results in the NC-09 race and to hold an evidentiary hearing into possible Republican fraud. It was a close race — the Republican won by a margin of just 905 votes. We were in...

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  • November 30, 2018

Received this e-mail today from Let America Vote in support of John Barrow’s (D. GA) Secretary of State campaign: Georgia’s last secretary of state purged the voter rolls, tried to block voter registrations — a majority of which came from Black applicants — and lied about our elections, Samuel. Now...

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  • November 29, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D. HI) in support of John Barrow’s (D. GA) Secretary of State campaign: John Barrow (D. GA)   I am angry about this Stacey Abrams had her election stolen from her after facing an unprecedented voter suppression campaign led by her...

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  • November 29, 2018

One thing is for sure, 2018 had something for everybody. Well, pretty much everybody who was a Democrat, if you’re a Republican, you were shit out of luck. Election night turned into election fortnight, what with Broward county being its usual stumbling-down-the-stairs-drunk self, and California’s pony express style of mail in...

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  • November 24, 2018

I know, I know, all of you poor people must be sitting around wondering, “What ancient pagan god did I piss off, to deserve a triple scoop of the Murfster on the day after Thanksgiving?!?” Well, I ain’t telling, but I will say this, Zuul is mickle displeased with y’all...

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  • November 23, 2018

Supporters are a wonderful thing. And the most wonderful thing about them is that we all have them. If you come from a normal background, your family are your biggest supporters. Your friends, however many or few there are, are supporters too. And if you’re even moderately qualified at work, and not...

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  • November 21, 2018

Received these e-mails from Stacey Abrams (D. GA) in support of two fellow Georgia Democrats facing runoff elections next month. First, John Barrow (D. GA) for Secretary of State: John Barrow (D. GA)   The governor’s race is over, but we still have a chance to make a difference and...

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  • November 21, 2018

Received this e-mail from Democracy for America in support of Mike Espy’s (D. MS) U.S. Senate campaign: Five hundred and eighty one. That’s the number of lynchings that occurred in Mississippi between 1882 and 1968. Five hundred and eighty one mothers lost their sons. Five hundred and eighty one fathers...

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  • November 21, 2018

OK, you can come out from under the bed now. Come on, admit it, two weeks ago today, you were scared shitless. S’alright, we all were. I had one friend tell me on election day that it felt like sitting in the examining room at the doctors, waiting for the lab results...

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  • November 20, 2018

Here’s some big news out of Georgia today: Democrat John Barrow picked up a surprising endorsement in his Dec. 4 runoff bid for secretary of state: The third-place finisher who forced the race into overtime. Libertarian J. Smythe DuVal on Monday threw his support behind Barrow, a former U.S. House member whom...

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  • November 19, 2018

Ya know, when you were a kid, your parents always told you that the only to handle a bully was to stand up to the bully. That was easy for your parents to say, because they weren’t the ones who were going to get their ass kicked in the middle of the...

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  • November 17, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA): Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D. MA)   The midterm election is not over – not in these make-or-break House races. Right now, just a handful of votes separate these three Democratic House candidates from their Republican opponents: Gil Cisneros in California, Gina Ortiz...

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  • November 16, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) on behalf of Democracy for America in support of Mike Espy’s (D. MS) U.S. Senate campaign: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) Late last year, everyone’s eyes were on Alabama. Doug Jones was fighting his way uphill to beat Roy...

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  • November 15, 2018

So Gov. Voldemort (R. FL) is already acting like he’s officially U.S. Senator Voldemort (R. FL): x A warm welcome to the incoming class of Republican Senators. pic.twitter.com/yNcqWvX0qp — Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) November 14, 2018 But as Vanity Fair points out, he’s trying to act like he won a recount...

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  • November 15, 2018

Received this e-mail today from Shaun King on behalf of Our Revolution in support of Stacey Abrams (D. GA) and Andrew Gillum’s (D. FL) campaigns: Right now votes are still being counted in Florida and Georgia and the vote margins are heading in our favor. Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams...

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  • November 15, 2018

The Georgia Governor Race continues to get more mainstream attention and Stacey Abrams (D. GA) fellow Democrats are rightfully calling out the Brian Kemp’s (R. GA) voter suppression tactics. First, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D. NJ): New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said he believes the Georgia gubernatorial election is being...

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  • November 14, 2018

GQ has a great piece out about the upcoming runoff election in Mississippi between U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R. MS) and Mike Espy (D. MS). The piece highlights her idiotic, racist dog whistling “lynch mob” remark and how that could hurt her. The piece also highlights the differences and similarities between...

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  • November 14, 2018

Received this e-mail today from Gwen Graham (D. FL): It’s official: The races for Florida governor, U.S. senator, and agriculture commissioner have gone to a recount. And we need help to make sure Democrats can find every vote that was cast. If you’re a lawyer, will you sign up to serve as a...

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  • November 13, 2018

OK Democrats, in another two months it’s going to be time to put up or shut up. We got the House over the finish line, and we did it the old fashioned way, we worked our collective ass off for it. We won like any political party does, by making...

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  • November 13, 2018

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of Mike Espy’s (D. MS) U.S. Senate campaign: Did you see this over the weekend? Mississippi GOP Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith made an appalling “joke” while campaigning: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” In...

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  • November 13, 2018

Received this e-mail today from VoteVets: Gil Cisneros (D. CA-39)   It isn’t just the elections in Florida and Georgia that are still going. A pair of our progressive veteran candidates are locked in super-close races — and they need our help. We ran ads for Democrat Jared Golden in...

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  • November 12, 2018

Received this e-mail from Democracy for America in support of Andrew Gillum’s (D. FL) gubernatorial campaign: BREAKING: It's OFFICIAL! 1) The Florida gubernatorial election has now officially met the threshold for a statewide machine RECOUNT. The recount results are due no later than 3pm ET on Thursday. 2) Andrew Gillum has officially WITHDRAWN his...

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  • November 11, 2018

Received this e-mail today from VoteVets in support of Stacey Abrams’ (D. GA) gubernatorial campaign: Stacey Abrams (D. GA)   Stacey Abrams is racing against a deadline. On Tuesday at 5pm, all counties in Georgia are required to certify their election results. So right now her campaign is racing to find every...

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  • November 11, 2018

The thrill is gone baby, the thrill is gone away     BB King Just because I haven’t been writing for the last three days doesn’t mean that I have been idle. Far from it. I’ve been laying on the sofa, kicking my feet in the air, giggling like a two...

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  • November 10, 2018

Q: How many licks does it take to get to the middle of a Tootsie-Pop? No, not that question, I was just jerkin’ your chain. But there is a very serious question in politics, one that has been brewing, in fact becoming more prevalent as time has gone on. And that question is, “How do...

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  • November 10, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT): Tuesday night was an historic night for progressives across the country, for our political revolution and for the revitalization of American democracy. Nationally, the voter turnout was 50 percent higher than in the last midterm election and, importantly, millions...

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  • November 10, 2018

Received this e-mail today from Andrew Gillum’s (D. FL) gubernatorial campaign: Friends, This election has always been about the voice of the people. We need your help to ensure every voice and vote is counted. If you voted a provisional ballot, or know someone who did, make sure your vote...

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  • November 8, 2018

Received this e-mail today from Stacey Abrams (D. GA) on behalf of Democracy for America: When Georgians chose me as their Democratic nominee for governor, I made a vow: In our Georgia, no one will be unseen, unheard, or uninspired. We know fulfilling that vow will take effort. It takes...

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  • November 8, 2018

Received this e-mail today from VoteVets: It looks like veteran Bill Nelson's election against Rick Scott in Florida is so close that it's heading to an automatic recount. He needs our help — fighting to be sure every vote is counted takes work. It takes lawyers. It takes staff. And it takes...

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  • November 8, 2018

Ya know, the funny thing about history is, it kind of takes a while. Like a fine single malt, it has to age properly before it can be fully appreciated. There is no way that two years counts as history, it’s more like “recent memory.” But with cartoon caricatures of...

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  • November 6, 2018

What? Am I worried? Nope, not at all. Actually, I’m fucking terrified. I can sum up my paranoia in three simple words. lifelong Cubs fan. November 2016 will never be number one for me, September 1969 scarred me for life, znd taught me that optimism is a pipe dream. But since I’m...

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  • November 5, 2018

Some good news today out of Iowa: Democratic businessman Fred Hubbell heads into Election Day with a narrow lead over Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds among likely voters, a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows. Forty-six percent of likely voters say they support Hubbell, and 44 percent say they support Reynolds....

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  • November 3, 2018

Mike Pence is sooooo cute! Did you catch him the other day, down in Georgia, stumping for Brian Kemp? Boy, after 2 ½ years if getting more and more insignificant in Trump’s shadow, he really let his insecurity flag fly high. He told the crowd, “Stacey Abrams has Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey coming to...

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  • November 3, 2018

Some more good news today out of Connecticut: x .@GravisMarketing poll of Connecticut:#CTGov🔵@NedLamont 46%🔴@bobforgovernor 37%#CTSen🔵@ChrisMurphyCT 58%🔴@MattCoreyCT 35%https://t.co/vVyihk5Ngf — Aaron Booth (@ActorAaronBooth) November 2, 2018 Click here for the full results. Let’s keep up the momentum and hold onto this seat. Click below to get out the vote for Lamont and...

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  • November 2, 2018

Here’s the latest news out Wisconsin today courtesy of Emerson University’s latest poll: In Wisconsin, Democratic candidate Tony Evers is at 51% with Incumbent Republican Scott Walker at 46% while US Senator Tammy Baldwin (D) is at 53% with her Republican opponent Leah Vukmir at 44%.  Independents in the Governor...

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  • November 2, 2018

Here’s some good news today out of Ohio: x .@GravisMarketing poll of Ohio:#OHSen 🔵@SenSherrodBrown 46%🔴@JimRenacci 37%#OHGov🔵@RichCordray 48%🔴@MikeDeWine 43%https://t.co/226ulDlbQp — Aaron Booth (@ActorAaronBooth) November 2, 2018 Click here for the full results. Let’ s keep up the momentum and have the Blue Wave his Ohio hard. Click below to get out...

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  • November 2, 2018

Well hell, if there’s one thing I hate, it’s coming off looking like an idjit, but as Britney Spears sings,:Ooops, I did it again.” For years now, I’ve been  ridiculing the end-of-days nuts, and survivalist goofballs who blow their entire credit limit on basically glorified MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat)....

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  • November 2, 2018

Here’s the latest news out of Alaska: Republican Mike Dunleavy’s lead in the race for governor has become razor thin. That’s according to the latest tracking poll by Alaska Survey Research. Dunleavy led Democrat Mark Begich 42.5 percent to 42.3 percent in the poll, which was taken from last Friday through Monday. Pollster Ivan...

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  • November 1, 2018

Fuck off, Joe: Maybe Joe Lieberman still hasn’t gotten over 2006. The estranged Democrat, who survived losing his party’s U.S. Senate nomination to Ned Lamont that year and campaigned for John McCain against Barack Obama in 2008, has agreed to serve on the transition team of Lamont’s foe in the governor’s race, Republican Bob Stefanowski. Stefanowski is already assembling a circle...

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  • November 1, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT) on behalf of Democracy for America: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I. VT)   I am about to ask you to do something very, very important. I'm going to ask you to make a contribution to help elect DFA-endorsed progressive governors in...

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  • November 1, 2018

So here’s some big news today out of Texas: Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz leads challenger U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, by 3.6 percentage points among likely voters in a new University of Texas at Tyler poll released Wednesday. According to the poll, which is the first one released by...

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  • November 1, 2018

Here’s the latest news out of Indiana courtesy of the latest Fox News poll: Incumbent Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly bests Republican challenger Mike Braun by seven points among Indiana likely voters, 45-38 percent.  His lead is at the poll’s margin of error.  The race shifted since September when Braun was...

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  • October 31, 2018
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