Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

FiveThirtyEight gives Democrats a 76.9 percent chance of winning the House one month before Election Day. Their odds for Clinton's victory two years ago? 71.4 percent. The abundance of optimism brings back queasy memories for Jesse Lehrich, who worked on the Clinton campaign and remembers watching the returns come in from the Javits Center in New York.

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They haven't learned anything, Hillary is right back out there insulting anyone who even thinks about voting GOP. But hey, they have their fallback, if the Dems don't take the house you can pull the string on the backs of the left and "racism, Russia and old white voters" will come out.

#1 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-10-10 12:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If America wants more of Trump and the GOP then more power to them. Because that is all they want.

Power.

America will have the government it deserves.

If they do nothing to stop it then whatever happens is what we deserve.

We can correct course now, or we can correct course later. But America will eventually figure it out.

Later will more painful and expensive but that is how we like it.

Apparently.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-10-10 01:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

"People were so slow to process that reality because they just hadn't considered the possibility that Donald Trump was going to be the next president,"

The Orange Agent hadn't considered the possibility that he could be President. He just wanted PR to start a network. That's why they didn't do any transition planning.

#3 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-10-10 01:08 PM | Reply

It's simple and I have been saying it for almost 2 years: If you want to take our country back, VOTE, and make sure that you take someone else with you (who you suspect may not vote) to vote as well.

The GOP figured out long ago that you need to control things from the ground up to control the country, which is why they have won over 1000 seats on the state and local level while we assumed that Hillary would be the next POTUS. We need to take back local control nationwide, which requires a massive mid-term turnout.

Over the next month, volunteer for a candidate you believe in and knock on a few doors, make a few calls, plant a few signs...whatever it takes to help out.

VOTE!

#4 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2018-10-10 01:10 PM | Reply

If America wants more of Trump and the GOP then more power to them. Because that is all they want.
Power.

Do you even have a clue what happened last week?

#5 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-10-10 01:10 PM | Reply

--VOTE!

I know I'm going to: for a straight republican ticket for the first time in my life. I'm not going to reward SJW mobs on campuses or mobs in the Senate building.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-10 01:15 PM | Reply

They haven't learned anything, Hillary is right back out there insulting anyone who even thinks about voting GOP. But hey, they have their fallback, if the Dems don't take the house you can pull the string on the backs of the left and "racism, Russia and old white voters" will come out.

#1 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Sure they have.

They learned not to let Comey go before the country a day before the election and pretend there is some new dirt on Clinton.

They learned to show up and vote regardless of the expected margin of victory.

They re-learned the true colors of the GOP.

And they learned things can be a lot worse then they expected under Trump.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-10 01:19 PM | Reply

I know I'm going to: for a straight republican ticket for the first time in my life.

#6 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Now THAT is funny.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-10 01:20 PM | Reply

I know I'm going to: for a straight republican ticket for the first time in my life.
#6 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

How do you know that they are all straight???

#9 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-10 01:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

--How do you know that they are all straight???

Your obsession with sexual identity is duly noted.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-10 01:24 PM | Reply

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I know I'm going to: for a straight republican ticket for the first time in my life.

Can't say that is a surprise with your recent posting history, but I will admit that I am thinking about voting for a Replusican (Cox) for the first time in a long time, since Gavin Newsom, our former mayor, terrifies me as Governor.

But that conversation should be saved for another thread.

#11 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2018-10-10 01:24 PM | Reply

I'm not going to reward SJW mobs on campuses or mobs in the Senate building.

#6 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

So you will reward the -------- grabbers instead?

Like that will do you any good in California.

Good to know you have fully committed yourself to being against social justice.

So if you are against social justice what exactly are you FOR?

Social injustice?

The Republicans will love to have you. You are their kind.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-10-10 01:24 PM | Reply

--Gavin Newsom, our former mayor, terrifies me as Governor.

Just say no to Gavin NewBeam, a privileged leftist if there ever was one. If he wins, I wouldn't be surprised to see him take his money and GQ looks to the presidential race as soon as 2020, definitely by 2024.

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-10 01:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Gavin Newsom, our former mayor, terrifies me as Governor.

There is no way that he can lose at this point, but I agree that it will not be a good thing for California. I was hoping that Villaraigosa was going to come in second, but like Hillary he ran a terrible campaign by virtually ignoring Northern California.

If he wins, I wouldn't be surprised to see him take his money and GQ looks to the presidential race as soon as 2020, definitely by 2024.

As he is almost certainly going to be our next Governor, having him run for POTUS in 2020 will keep his focus away from destroying California. Hell, I might even volunteer to help push him out the door.

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-10 01:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#14

Northern Californians would rather vote for a Repulsican like Cox than a former mayor of LA for Governor.

#15 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2018-10-10 01:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Your obsession with sexual identity is duly noted.

Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-10 01:24 PM | Reply

Relax you dullard.

#16 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-10 01:38 PM | Reply

--Like that will do you any good in California.

It's a one party state. But there are ballot propositions like the gas tax repeal I'm voting for.

#17 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-10 01:44 PM | Reply

--But that conversation should be saved for another thread.

Nah. Let's talk about California politics. I'm told that it's the future and the bestest state ever.

#18 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-10 01:48 PM | Reply

It's practically useless for a liberal to vote in Utah on nat'l elections.

It's entirely different for the local elections, which almost always go democrat.

My choices for this year are Romney, Romney, or Romney.

#19 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-10 01:55 PM | Reply

One of my favorite sitcoms is "New Girl." In one episode the character Schmidt went around pretending he was a member of the Romney family to impress the ladies. He has the right look and the right smile so he got away with it until someone found a family photo of the entire Romney family. It was hilarious!

#20 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-10 02:04 PM | Reply

Do you even have a clue what happened last week?

#5 | Posted by fishpaw

she is clueless.

#21 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-10-10 02:17 PM | Reply

Northern Californians would rather vote for a Repulsican like Cox than a former mayor of LA for Governor.

#15 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer

LA? Where are you from?

#22 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-10-10 02:20 PM | Reply

ONE BIG DIFFERENCE. The electoral college is not in play. Remember Hillary won the popular vote.

There is a great deal of indifference in public, a consequence of the failure of our Government to respond to their needs, regardless who they vote for. 40% of eligible voters don't vote. They recognize that they live in an Oligarchy and can't do anything about it.

But, Republicans are worse than Democrats, especially when it comes to Court appointments. So. vote, if you can.

#23 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-10-10 02:46 PM | Reply

So you will reward the -------- grabbers instead?
#12 | Posted by donnerboy

Yes he will. That's what you do in the bubble.

#24 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-10-10 02:49 PM | Reply

So if the majority of Californians reject Republicanism because they don't like it, that means there is something wrong with them?

#25 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-10-10 04:20 PM | Reply

It's a one party state. But there are ballot propositions like the gas tax repeal I'm voting for.

#17 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

No worries. My vote will cancel yours.

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-10-10 05:07 PM | Reply

"But there are ballot propositions like the gas tax repeal I'm voting for."

Of course you are.

That way you can complain California won't fix the roads, while also being the reason California won't fix its roads.

Congratulations, you built that!

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-10 05:12 PM | Reply

"and make sure that you take someone else with you (who you suspect may not vote) to vote as well."

Be sure you have their consent, first. Otherwise it's kidnapping.

#28 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-10-10 05:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

LA? Where are you from?

I live in San Francisco, we hate everything south of Fresno.

#29 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2018-10-10 05:28 PM | Reply

Even people in Fresno hate Fresno.

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-10 05:30 PM | Reply

Why exclude Fresno, possibly the third worst city in California. Stockton is the worst, followed by Castroville, but don't get me started on the East Bay.

#31 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-10-10 06:02 PM | Reply

...Hillary is right back out there insulting anyone who even thinks about voting GOP....

#1 | POSTED BY FISHPAW AT 2018-10-10 12:47 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

So? You idiots deserve every minute of it.

#32 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-10-10 10:32 PM | Reply

There's only been a handful of times in our nation's history that dems could count on a sure thing - the last time was over 100 years ago. As their members get splintered into more-and-more sub-groups, from the simply ignorant to the truly crazy, any hope of a sure thing is gone forever.

As the Gen Z's become active with even crazier demands, many millennials will join the Gen X'ers with the stability of the GOP. Of course, any sane dem automatically becomes a republican after they see their first pay stub and think what the hell happened to my money!

#33 | Posted by Gr8Music at 2018-10-11 07:32 AM | Reply

ONE BIG DIFFERENCE. The electoral college is not in play. Remember Hillary won the popular vote.

#23 | Posted by bayviking

An that is because she spent all her time in the states she had wraped up and skipped the states that were in doubt. Popular vote does NOT count for president sweetheart, and everyone knew that.

#34 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-10-11 02:20 PM | Reply

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