Mitch McConnell Craters To 18% Approval Rating

The Hill reports:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has an 18 percent job approval rating in Kentucky, according to a new survey. A Public Policy Polling survey found just 18 percent of respondents approve of the job McConnell is doing, compared with 74 percent who disapprove.

If McConnell were up for reelection today, 37 percent of respondents said they would vote for the Kentucky Republican. Another 44 percent would instead choose a Democratic opponent, according to the survey. An additional 19 percent said they were unsure. McConnell’s seat will be on the ballot next in 2020.

  • Peter

    In other words, I can’t stand the job you are doing, but I’ll happily vote for you to continue doing a bad job, cuz you have an (R) after your name, those (D)’s are bad people.

    • clay

      25% of the US electorate are crazy-partisan for the GOP. Which is a possible improvement over 150 years ago when people had even greater levels of party loyalty based on who had the better beer and sandwiches once when they were 14 years old.

      • safari

        I just saw a poll on twitter (via ABC) saying that only 9% of Americans think neo-nazis are okay.

        • Danieruw

          Think of how 9% of the people you encounter every day are okay with Nazis! Makes me look a little more askance at the people in the check-out line.

          • David Walker

            Not if you lived in this part of PA. I suspect 9% is very low for our region.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Central?

          • David Walker

            Yeah. I do love the region. The people? Not as much.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            It’s really quite lovely except for many of the people.

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          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Yeah, you have my empathy. When you need a break from there give me a ring. 😀

            Raised in Indiana, PA and I ‘spent time’ from State College to Pittsburgh. It’s an alcoholic’s prison. Still have some great friends there though, so I occasionally visit.

          • Robincho

            The psychic damage you must endure daily has gotta be borderline incredible… 🙁

          • David Walker

            That’s why I’ve become a hermit. Both “hermit” and “crab” suit me very well.

          • Robincho

            Regarding the latter, better to be one than to have them… 😉

          • Keith D Plane

            And people look at me crazy when I say the vast majority of people suck

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            The more people I meet, the better i love my dog.

          • JCF

            Over on a progressive religious site I like (Religion Dispatches), I saw a post yesterday from *an actual Nazi* (brace yourself: “hating blacks and Jews is rational!”). It’s one thing to know Nazis exist, or to see them on the news. It’s another to see them on YOUR site. I…just…can’t. [Being Disqus, of course I FLAGGED and Blocked. But I’m haunted by this POS w. an internet connection. FUCK Nazis. FUCK THEM (unpleasantly) ALL.]

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            That’s not very Christian of you. 😀

    • bkmn

      That is what Fox/Rush/WND/Whitefart/Alex Jones tell them multiple times a day.

      • FAEN

        Anyone who listens to Alex Jones religiously is beyond help.

        • Acronym Jim

          I believe that’s part of the main plot of this season’s American Horror Story.

    • Frostbite

      Well just look at Hillary’s emails!

      • Bob Conti

        Benghazi Dude! Benghazi!

    • FAEN

      Yes-those D’s might give you better healthcare, clean water, clean air! The horror.

      • Nelson Kerr

        Medically the can be helped with large doses of thorazine and an” I love me jacket”

    • unsavedheathen

      At this point McConnell could give a shit. He is the darling of the moneyed right. This man successfully denied the right of a sitting president to name a Supreme Court justice and thus ensured a conservative majority on the court for likely 30 years. His greatest political achievement. And one for which he will be mightily rewarded.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        U are so very correct

      • Dale Snyder

        While shredding the Constitution.

      • Kruhn

        Plus he has three years to fix his numbers. So he can be electable once his term is up and the Senate is less prone to coups than the House.

    • JWC

      That is so correct all hail to the mighty red R bow to the mighty red R

  • another_steve

    Sucks to be a Republican these days.

    • canoebum

      It has since the 1920s. Nothing new.

      • another_steve

        Ever since Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, the Republican Party has been in ascendancy. Johnson knew that would happen. He’s quoted as saying that his signing of that law would give the south to the Republicans.

        Donald Trump is in the process of destroying the brand, however.

        And may he succeed in that, in triumph and in glory.

  • Chucktech

    Jesus, it was only last November when you cretins shooed him back in!

    [Edit] Oops, looks like it was 2014 they shooed him back in…

    • clay

      (just short of 3 years ago– Senators have 6 year terms)

      • Chucktech

        Oops, OK, thanks! 😉

    • alguien

      it was 2014 and he won by the slimmest margin by a republican in kentucky

      since 1938.

      • bkmn

        Ignore that – stupid comment

      • Ninja0980

        Imagine if he had a solid opponent, he could have been gone.

        • Ray Taylor

          He probably had Putin’s help even back then. Putin seems to prefer his candidates to win by very small margins.

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          Imagine if people there had a solid education.

  • HoneyBoySmith

    He deserves it.

  • safari

    This is the same state that voted in a governor that wanted to dismantle their popular healthcare system on the bet that he wouldn’t dismantle their popular healthcare system. They were shocked when he tried to dismantle their popular healthcare system. He didn’t get far … but still. I’m amazed at the gambit idiots are taking to stick it to the libs.

    • Cuberly
      • kaydenpat

        Slugs for the Salt Party.

        • Cuberly

          Lemon juice for the paper cut party!

          • FAEN

            Jews for the Nazi party. Wait that’s just Jared.

          • Librarykid

            Unfortunately, there are lot more Jews for the Nazi party than just Jared. Maybe they would not term it the Nazi party, but the Nazis are in there with them and hating them. They are too filled with hate for People of Color and too full of love of money to care. They just hope that the lights don’t go out.

      • Jeffrey

        ALWAYS a good time to share this tweet

      • Danieruw
        • Cuberly

          HA!

        • Todd20036

          That’s a badge I’d wear on my jacket.

    • bkmn

      There are a lot of Kim Davis wannabees in Kenfucky.

      • FAEN

        Martyrs for Jeebus who will clean up financially on the Martyr Circuit?

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          Well, that’s what they assume.

      • bsinps

        The governor for one, 😁😁😁

    • BearEyes

      R over D regardless

      • FAEN

        Brainwashing is sad.

      • Jeffrey

        Just like in a car, R to go backward and D to go forward

    • -M-

      That does make it harder to sympathize when they screw themselves over.

  • bkmn
  • Michael R

    To be fair , they only polled Elaine Chao .

    • another_steve

      Elaine Chao: The Asian woman who stood behind Donald Trump and smiled as he made excuses for Nazis and KKK’ers.

      • kaydenpat

        Yep. That’s her. I believe one of the gentlemen who stood behind Trump was Jewish so Trump sure knows how to put minorities in awkward positions.

        • FAEN

          They put themselves in positions like that by supporting Nazis to begin with.

        • another_steve

          Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is an Orthodox Jew. Not just “Jewish,” but Orthodox Jewish. In Hitler’s Germany, Orthodox Jews were easily identifiable by their manner of dress and, in the case of some Orthodox Jewish men, their traditional sidelocks (“payot” in Hebrew).

          How Kushner sleeps at night – supporting a Nazi supporter – is a great mystery.

          • PRW

            Rationalization is a hell of a drug.

          • olandp

            Are you sure he is Orthodox, I would have thought Conservative.

          • another_steve

            According to his wiki page, he and Ivanka identify as Modern Orthodox Jews. That’s a complicated blend of Orthodox and Conservative Judaism with other influences thrown in for good measure.

            Here’s the very long and detailed wiki page on Modern Orthodox Judaism. (Warning: This page is so long and so complicated and so boring that it may put you into a coma from which you may never awaken.)

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Orthodox_Judaism

        • Danieruw

          TWO of them, Cohn and Mnuchin.

      • -M-

        AKA Mitch’s wife, the new transportation secretary, whose father’s boat had all that cocaine.

        • Danieruw

          Why do you think she’s drumpf’s “Transportation” secretary…

          • Robincho

            She don’t lie,
            She don’t lie,
            She don’t lie…
            Cocaine.

    • Robincho

      Howz THIS for hurlworthy? The thought of Yertle chao-ing down…

  • ohbear1957
  • AtticusP
  • Harveyrabbit
  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Never smoke blue grass.

  • Cuberly

    Supposedly the anger is directed at repealing the ACA. But, it doesn’t provide context. Is it for or against repeal? Or is this another instance where they want the ACA to remain but they want Obamacare repealed?

    • BearEyes

      one of my pet peeves with too many polls – no qualifying followup questions for context.

    • Uncle Mark

      As I recall the KY election in 2014, a number of the voters wanted to repeal ObamaCare, didn’t know much about the ACA, but LOVED Kynect. Kynect was a portal to the ACA….reducing the uninsured rate in KY from 20.4% to 6%. I remember one person asking McConnell during his campaign if repealing the ACA would affect Kynect. Mitch had this turtle-in-the-headlights look for a minute before lying and saying “No.”. I was utterly disappointed at the rookie Dem runnng against him. McConnell has never been popular, and this stupid Dem had a good chance of defeating him. When asked if she voted for Obama in 2012 (Trick question with Obama being rather unpopular in KY), she denied him three times before the MSM crowed. Stupid gal could have said she voted for the best candidate, who happened to be Obama, or she could have said she voted along party lines. Instead, she was seen as trying to obscure the truth, indecisive, inexperienced, and wish-washy…with no confidence in her own Dem President. She could have hammered McConnell on his Kynect lie…as could the media.

      That whole election was a farce that the Dems should have won, if they actually had a decent candidate running.

      • Cuberly

        I have a relative, from Omaha NE, that insists the ACA is separate from Obamacare…..still. Interestingly they claim they didn’t vote for Trump. Which I believe. They’re VERY old country Lutherans.

        • FAEN

          🤦🏻‍♂️ I don’t know what to say to that anymore.

          • Cuberly

            Yeah, it’s uh….sad.

          • FAEN

            It really is! When presented with a fact and still refusing to believe it?

          • Cuberly

            That righteous anger, it has to be deposited somewhere, right? Where else would they put it?

        • stuckinthewoods

          Is the relative disinclined to believe Wikipedia? It addresses that in the first paragraph of the entry.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Does the 18% includes the population from the Galapagos Islands?

    • Thorn Spike

      No, just the Dry Tortugas.

      • safari

        I love the word tortuga.

  • Cuberly
    • safari

      Hypnotic. It goes from confused cute-hideous to terrifying hideous and back.

      • Robincho

        Periodontistry. If it’s not a thing, it should be…

  • Ninja0980

    And yet like in 14, voters will still pull for the R over the D.
    Granted, Grimes ran a crappy campaign but still.

    • Reality.Bites

      To be fair there are lots of Democrats I don’t “approve” of, but I’d vote for them over any Republican.

      • Ninja0980

        Same here, Cuomo being at the top of that list.

  • shellback

    Don’t look so surprised.
    [see photo]

  • netxtown

    In real life at 18% approval, the parents would quietly set junior’s pet turtle outside the backyard fence…..

    • Hue-Man

      Sent to a farm upstate…

      • safari

        My grandmother used to make turtle soup.

        • RoverSerton

          Mine too, but we used snapping turtle. Not soft shell (head) like Mitch.

          • Tomcat

            The gopher tortoise was used for food for many years, some states protect them now. I know Florida protects them. Not people but gopher tortoises.

  • Homo Erectus
  • Ray Page

    Mitch gives zero fucks what people think of him. He’s a whore who’s taken $8.5 million in bribes from the health care industry alone.

    It’s the Republican way… “fuck you, I’ve got mine.”

  • Lazycrockett

    Guess these idiots finally figured out what Kynect really was.

  • SoCalGal20

    Too bad he’s not up for reelection next year.

  • Michael R
  • Texndoc

    Remember when Ted Cruz plainly called him a liar. I’d think his rating among Republicans is 18 percent without Democrats. It’s an old gray musty institution and whether it’s him or Harry Reid they choose the mustiest to lead. Remember the ad that put him over for reelection, just sappy music with him smiling.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Rand Paul is under water too in the poll, but not nearly as bad

    Other tidbits: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4465c1afeb776b8333d92b8cfe3a5fdd6ac6ec2c242d17ebfdcc8f5266cee87d.png

    • Tomcat

      Those that said not sure about Kynect in Kentucky don’t want to be fooled again. They will just wait until the gop tells them how to vote.

    • Homo Erectus

      Joseph de Maistre: “Every country has the government it deserves (Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle mérite”)

  • jerry
    • coram nobis

      Technically, that’s a tortoise. McConnell is a member of the turtle family.

      • Tomcat

        And they are protected,valued and loved by Americans unlike McConnell.

  • Jamie_Johnson

    These cretins could be at 2% approval and the deplorables would still pull the ‘R’ lever because Democrats are evil and they need to cash their Social Security checks on the way to see their Medicare doctors in their government-supplied hov-a-round.

    • Lazycrockett

      But they aren’t on the government til.

  • RJ Bone

    Not bad enough. I want it unrecoverable. He needs to go languish in a shitty rest home.

  • No More GOP.

    And they keep electing the scum.

  • Lazycrockett

    https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/899758366528081920

    The elf seems quite besides himself.

    • Natty Enquirer

      “Three Faced Hekate, Come to me Beloved Mistress
      Graciously hear my sacred spells:
      Image of Night, Youthful One, Dawn-born Lightbringer to mortals
      Who rides upon fierce eyed bulls.
      O Queen, you who drive your chariot on equal course with Helios,
      You dance with the triple forms of the triple Graces
      As You revel with the stars.
      You are Justice and the Thread of the Fates,
      Clotho Lachesis Atropos,
      O Three Headed One You are
      Persephone Megaira and Allecto.”

    • Treant

      “Oh, my stars and garters! That sight is a blessin’ and sure do make me want a dick up muh sweet ass. You listenin’ there, Willie?”

    • boatboy_srq

      Sessions: “The Sun came out again! We are SAVED!”
      Ross: “How does this blasted Viewmaster thingy work?”

      • FAEN

        Sessions: “I have no flipping idea-those damn Japs always make things more complicated.”

    • Tomcat

      He actually thinks it is a message from God telling him to punish his enemies.

    • MBear

      Everything in my head comes out in a Brother Boy voice

      • boatboy_srq

        You say that like it’s a bad thing.

        • MBear

          Bad thing? Nevaaaah! 😉

      • FAEN

        LOL-I know right?

    • KarenAtFOH

      “Do these glasses make me look sexy?” “Yes of course, dear.”

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      He’s praying for the demon in the sky to go away so the sun can return.

    • boobert

      “Praise the lord!” lol

      • Hank

        “Praise the ELF LORD”! /s

    • kaydenpat

      Praising White Jesus.

    • ohbear1957
    • Robincho

      Leslie Jordan is SO easily undone…

    • Homo Erectus

      Fake glasses.

    • Hank

      THERE is Lindseybelle’s boy friend at last!!!

  • MBear

    But strangely enough: he’d still be re-elected

  • Tomcat

    The only state that matters there is Kentucky.
    What is his favorihillbilly in Kentucky?

  • coram nobis
  • DreadPikathulhu

    Hey Mitch, how’s the Party of “No!” working out for you?

  • Tomcat

    All those iphones, I can’t believe there was not (an app for that.)

  • JWC
    • CB

      That creeps me out!

      • shellback

        I’m with you, CB. It makes me think of the last scene in the movie “Freaks.”

      • Sporkfighter

        Uncanny valley!

    • safari

      My god.

      • JWC

        seemed to freak everyone

    • stevenj

      Priceless.

    • Natty Enquirer

      “Help me! Heeeeeelp me!”

    • JCF

      Don’t insult the noble (and possibly lesbian) sea turtle w/ this!

      • JWC

        Poh toitle

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      He never seems to go anywhere,…

      and neither do the people behind him, or Kentucky.

      • JWC

        Say no more

  • Yes, but how many of them disapprove because they don’t think he’s conservative enough and not kissing Trump’s ass sufficiently? McConnell’s danger in 2020 is a primary challenge from a Teabagger.

  • Ken M

    He’s gonna be 78 in 2020. I doubt he really is worried about reelection.

    • JWC

      besides his wife is still there and he has made millions off her old man

    • William

      Those poor DC rent boys, the things they have to do for money.

  • Rocco

    Aunt Pittypat is gonna need her smelling salts!

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    18% approval, yet 37% would vote for him. People are damn stupid.

  • David

    McTurtle could have a 0% rating and republicans would still enthusiastically reelect him.

  • ColdCountry

    Where’s that gif with Gollum, “Nobody likes you.”

  • Henry Auvil

    Steals a Supreme Court seat from a sitting president and highly qualified nominee… Fails to take health insurance away from millions of Americans… Refuses to condemn a white supremacist POTUS… So much winning! Pull that head back into the shell, Yertl, and carry on…

  • kaydenpat
  • Cuberly
    • Lazycrockett

      really? only one has died? That’s amazing.

      • Cuberly

        I have no idea if that’s the case. I think we need a Helen audit.

        • Lazycrockett

          The show ended in 94 and there were a already a couple of elderly ones back then.

    • safari

      I heart the Helens.

    • Lazycrockett

      WAIT???? They weren’t actually all named Helen??? Damn those Canadians.

      • Cuberly

        They tuk er jerbs! Or Helen’s jerbs….

  • ultragreen

    In nationwide polls, Mitch McConnell is the least popular senator in the U.S. Senate. In contrast, the most popular senator in the U.S. Senate is Bernie Sanders.

    • JWC

      hell I would have tied them both for LEAST

  • FAEN

    Seriously? There are 18% of people who think this blocker of every piece of decent legislation is doing a good job? Morans!

  • Jay Silversmith

    And then we have his wife, Chow, who stares at Hair Furor adoringly at every presser. I guess she’s just happy the whole family didn’t go to prison when her family’s tanker was caught with millions in cocaine.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    LET me guess the dems will run a Spineless McLiberal against him and then claim they can’t win in kentucky…. arrgggh!

    • Homo Erectus

      Maybe he’ll lose the primary to Kim Davis….

  • Lazycrockett
    • Treant

      It’s high time Barron wears dark glasses to avoid showing off the fact that he’s actually Damien.

      • Robincho

        Didn’t I just hear that the USPS has changed his mailing address to
        1666 Pennsylvania Avenue?…

    • Karl Dubhe

      Why would they fuss over what a kid wears?

      • boobert

        Because donnie jr was punched for not wearing a tie. My opinion is he may be a little autistic and they’re trying to avoid an episode in public.

        • coram nobis

          Because donnie sr. punched donnie jr., if I remember the episode right. Let’s avoid the passive voice in this administration.

          • FAEN

            Why does that not surprise me.

    • Hanwi

      For crying out loud he’s a kid with a human cheeto for a father, cut him some damn slack.

    • ohbear1957
      • Lazycrockett

        That has to be photoshopped.

        • safari

          I know. Melania would never go sleeveless like Michelle.

          • Uncle Mark

            Actually, the dress is reversible. She can put her arms thru any of the diffferent eye holes for a whole new look.

          • FAEN

            And if she did I just KNOW the republicans would scream about it 😏.

        • ohbear1957

          Guilty. I added the “eye holes.”

      • shellback

        That dress is far from kkkute.

      • JWC

        do they wear piss colored hood for Donny?

    • safari

      Leave Barron alone. Seriously.

      • Uncle Mark

        Agreed. We hated it when the Republicans picked on young Chelsea Clinton in the 90s, and especially Obama’s daughters. If the kids were embarrassments or monsters, that’s ALMOST understandable to pick on them…but these are kids struggling with growing up (especially during those horrible teen years) while under a microscope, who didn’t ask for this. The kid has a hard enough time having a self-absorbed, hateful, corrupt, lecherous father. If anything, this kid gets my deepest sympathies, as I see no love there between him and his father.

    • safari
    • Cuberly

      Online conservatives are ripping this guy a new one. Rightfully so. Let the kid be a freakin kid. Besides, he’s gonna have a fucking hell of a lot of baggage to contend with. The therapy bills or the drug prescription costs will be youuuge.

    • Tomcat

      Leave Barron alone, he is innocent of trumps crimes.

    • FAEN

      I despise him parents but the press should leave him alone. He’s a child.

  • Lazycrockett
    • ohbear1957
      • Cuberly

        We need a meta version where he talks about Todd Starnes liking his pee.

    • Cuberly

      …Daredevil was like totes a superhero.

      • Lazycrockett

        I’m really loving the Defenders.

        • Cuberly

          I think I’ll check it out. A buddy of mine really liked it & binge-watched it over a few days.

          I’m finishing up on a brit series, Bridget & Eamon. It’s quite twisted. A brit friend of mine recommended it.

          https://vimeo.com/153982091

          • Bluto

            Now that’s funny stuff.

          • Cuberly

            Father Gabriel is my fave character, imagine that.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSky6RUlzIA

          • Gustav2

            That is the only reason for so many Boomers. Always have a kid to get up to change the channel. With the modern remotes, children are not as necessary, thus the dropping birth rate!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • JT
    • Lazycrockett

      That’s one of the nicer ones, it has air conditioning. I have kin folk down in the holla that actually built onto their trailer.

      • JT

        I think that may just be a box in the window. Of course, there are holes in the roof.

        • Lazycrockett

          Box in the window? you mean tv?

    • safari

      4400 in the county

    • Homo Erectus

      99.22% white – sounds like Ivory soap fer chrissakes.

    • Tomcat

      The unemployment office closed, no one works there.

  • Lazycrockett

    Well since I won’t be watching Drumpf talk bout sending more troops to war. Just remember no matter how professional and presidential he is tonight, no matter how many pundits express him finally understanding and performing the role of the president. He is still going to Phoenix tomorrow to hold a hate rally. The calmer and more adult like he is tonight, the more angry and reckless he will on that stage in front of his cult.

    • safari

      I learned that Pence will also be at the rally tomorrow.

      • Lazycrockett

        Of course Pence has to introduce him with several platitudes. That’s his number one job.

        • Bryan

          Vice-Fluffer.

  • Christopher Street

    Gerrymandering is how this one stays in office, it’ll happen again.

    • safari

      …for the senate?

  • You wouldn’t know it, living here. Despite our circle of friends sharing our dislike of him, it seems like all the shiny, happy, people still seem to be willing to vote for him. I hope the poll is right, and I am wrong.

  • Dana Chilton

    Only 18% approve but 56% would consider voting him back into office. And, presumably, continue whining

  • Hank

    I think the realization that the Turtle REALLY wanted to take away their Health Care, is finally setting in to the residents of KY!! The Democratic Governor established the State’s KYNect AND accepted Medicaid Expansion!!!

    “By April 15, 2014, over 410,000 Kentuckians had signed up for health care plans through kynect.” Rethuglican Governor Matt Bevin ended Kynect enrollment for individuals as of 2017

  • Blobby

    why so high?

  • JCF

    Rethugly-related topic:

    While I have no intention of watching Drumpf’s Afghanistan address—for those who do: for every time he mentions Afghanistan is “Obama’s fault”…DRINK! [If you’re not too blitzed after, please tell us how many times Drumpf had you imbibe. I mean, specifically w/ this speech!]

    • JCF

      Seeing Rachel’s analysis, I know Drumpf did it AT LEAST once.

  • bambinoitaliano
  • bambinoitaliano

    Another one needs to go down with the turtle.
    https://twitter.com/ResistHere/status/899785308841009153

    • Gustav2

      Paul Ryan is not a racist, only his policies are.

  • OdieDenCO

    can we assume 18% of Kentuckian don’t actually know who mcconnell is?

    • MBear

      18% of kentuckians dont know which trailer park their next meth fix is coming from

  • safari

    10 minutes until Donald’s magick.

    • Treant

      Will it match the enchantment of the eclipse, or could it be even better!?

      Well, if it ends with brilliant flashes of light and blue afterglows, maybe!

      • fuzzybits

        If it compares to the eclipse here expect lots of clouds.

        • Treant

          We were fifty-fifty, but only a three-quarters eclipse anyway.

    • Michael R

      I turned it off ,
      there will never be a reason to listen to him speak .

      • BearEyes

        Family Guy is on TBS

        • Michael R

          Sonny and Cher : Betty White and Flip Wilson.

  • SoCalGal20

    Just in case you guys missed it, Rachel’s schedule is different tonight because of Trump’s speech. She’s coming on in about 5 minutes, then she’ll be back after Trump’s speech. Then, she’ll be back LIVE at midnight EST/9pm PST.

    • fuzzybits

      I have two minutes to change the channel!

  • fuzzybits
  • Lazycrockett

    Rachel is already dragging him.

  • lenvus

    Someone must be feeding Trump lines. He sounds more “reserved” than normal.

    • lenvus

      Except — it sounds like he’s taking a line of coke every two seconds.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Sniffing again?

      • William

        Someone switched his cocaine for baby laxative.

    • BearEyes

      is he on tranquilisers?

  • TimCA

    The orange imbecile now takes the podium. Please pass the rotten tomatoes.

    • Bryan

      Me read teleprompter now!

      • lenvus

        Me repeat lines spoken into my ear now. 😉

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Me listen for Putin’s instructions. He’s a fine dictator.

      • jimbo65

        I said I wasn’t going to watch it. But have it on without sound. . Jesus he just cannot stop making that fricken ok sign with his hand. It’s maddening.

    • David Walker

      Nah. We’re saving that for his next campaign rally. Metal detectors tend not to beep for rotten tomatoes. Or really, really, really ripe bananas. I’m not watching. My life now is too short. But, then, so is a newborn’s life too short to waste time on this disgusting liar known as 45.

    • William

      Why is he using the Debbie Downer voice? Is the shipment from South America late?

    • jimbo65

      Not watching it. This better not be one of those moments where he becomes “presidential ” again. And then the media starts to lick his ass again.

  • safari

    War & Love, Donald?

  • fuzzybits
    • Jerry Kott

      It would be interesting to know the amount of hours per day that T45’s supporters watch TV and what they watch. Their reality standards seems to be so low.

  • SoCalGal20

    LMAO Fox News had Shep Smith doing the eclipse coverage today.

    https://twitter.com/jmktv/status/899734847878565888

    • lenvus

      I was halfway expecting for him to start singing “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow” from Annie.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Philistine.

    • Talisman

      He must be the only one not molesting the bleached blondes.

    • Bluto

      Double rainbows, dude!

  • safari

    45*: 9/11

    • SoCalGal20

      Drink!

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Sorry Mitch, no one likes to go skinny dipping, only to have a gross snapping turtle latch onto their big toe.
    Time to resign.

  • SoCalGal20

    We should have made a bingo card.

  • houstonray

    Oh god, how long is this going to be? Have they said? My hubby just went to lay down I said “where are you going?” “to lay down so I don’t have to listen to that….come get me when it’s over”.

    • SoCalGal20

      He has ADHD. I doubt it will be that long.

    • Bryan

      That’s fair, this is really awful.

  • safari

    “My inauguration” *tiny orgasm*

    • SoCalGal20

      Gross.

    • Bryan

      “Bing bing, bong bong, bing bing bing.”

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN
    • David Walker

      That makes me feel so much better.

  • netxtown

    Trump Tower…coming to Afghanistan….opening Jan 2020….

  • safari

    45*: I like following my instincts…
    (but I’m about to send troops)

  • SoCalGal20

    He studied Afghanistan in great detail…

    DRINK!

  • safari

    After many readings… ten bullet points a day… I felt I could stand here before you and sell you a story to glorify myself.

  • netxtown

    how the hell can anyone eat their dinner with this skanky fuck on the TV? He gets to shit and tweet. We get to eat and puke.

    • Natty Enquirer

      He’s getting visibly tired of this president schtick.

      • David Walker

        We’ve been tired of his president schtick a lot longer.

        • netxtown

          this sure has burned me on watching and waiting for the GOP KKKlown KKKar to roll into town…. It’s like a glory hole: who cares who is on the other side!?!

    • JCF

      Fortunately, the Giants pregame was on…

  • safari

    9/11 count: 2 times

  • Tomcat

    Come on trump tell us about your jobs plan. Everyone fights.

  • safari

    9/11 count: 4 times

  • Tomcat

    The HYPOCRITE PRESIDENT.

  • safari

    (Honestly… why can’t someone blend his eyebags?)

    • SoCalGal20

      Maybe the makeup person hates him and that’s their revenge.

      • Tomcat

        The tan is poison to eyes.

  • SoCalGal20

    But, it was a bunch of Saudis who were the hijackers and who were followers of another Saudi. Why aren’t we bombing Saudi Arabia? (That’s a rhetorical question)

    • William

      Because of their long love affair with the Bush family?

      • netxtown

        and they got money that donnie wants.

  • safari

    Wait… Afghanistan and who?

  • netxtown

    America…occupied by a terrorst group… known as Trumpsis.

  • Tomcat

    Where has this man that knows everything about everything been all our lives?

  • Michael R

    When I found out he was elected I asked everyone to commit to going to war against him before they go to war for him .

  • safari

    “I fully knew what I was getting into”
    “Who knew the middle east was so complicated”
    “Who knew healthcare was so complicated”

  • SoCalGal20

    He’s a problem-solver!

    DRINK!!!

  • houstonray

    God I don’t know how long I can take this….

  • marachne

    I just can’t watch or listen – blessings on you with a stronger constitution and a willingness to give a sense of what he is spouting here

  • Tomcat

    No hasty withdrawals, make sure you are fully empty before withdrawing.

  • netxtown

    Losers!!!!

    • SoCalGal20

      Drink!!!

    • Bryan

      Don’t forget the thugs and criminals.

  • Lazycrockett

    We just need to realize that if we want stability in the region we are going to have to be their for a couple of generations.

    • Silver Badger

      It will take much more.

  • houstonray

    “last week’s vile attack in Charlottesvil…..” oh wait never mind.

  • Nychta

    What about the “vile, vicious attack” in Charlottesville?

  • safari

    WAR WITH PAKISTAN

  • Talisman

    Yet, he’ll be easily re-elected. Just 14 months until the election.

  • Tomcat

    And I am sure some of them are nice people.

  • Michael R

    ” I learned everything I know about Afghanistan
    from my caddy between the 8th and 9th holes. “

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    This should take the focus off of russia…….

    • TimCA

      He hopes.

    • clay

      (Except when the WH aides are using Russia as an example of a nation caught in the swamp of Afghanistan they’re seeking to avoid.)

  • houstonray

    Here we go…..

    • Bryan

      “It’s a surprise!”

  • safari

    We won’t discuss goals or consequences, evidently as time is bad.

    • Lazycrockett

      So a big old nothing burger.

  • Tomcat

    Hell no, I won’t go.

  • safari

    “Don’t look at me”

    • David Walker

      Was that 45? If so, not to worry.

  • houstonray

    LMAO!!!!!!!! “I won’t tell you what we’re doing is our new plan” Oh for the love of God….

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    SO TRANSPARENT, THE TRANSPARENTIST!

    • netxtown

      so now he’s bashing trans parents?

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        Eventually, yes.

  • Natty Enquirer

    So we’re still at war with Eastasia.

  • Tomcat

    I won’t attack until right after I tweet it.

  • TimCA

    Attack! Attack we will!

    • SoCalGal20

      Or, maybe not! We’re not telling!!!!

      • Bryan

        ¯_(ツ)_/¯

        • SoCalGal20

          Basically!

          • Bryan

            Not that I expected anything of substance tonight…

  • houstonray

    “If or when that will ever happen”.

  • safari

    Didn’t watch summary: Things will happen. Bigly. 9/11. Don’t ask how.

    • Treant

      So: My approval ratings suck. I’ll bomb somebody. They’ll improve then, let me tell you. Bigly.

  • houstonray

    Big on talking points, scarce on plans.

  • Natty Enquirer

    “The people of Afghanistan”? Uh-huh.

    • safari

      Don’t forget vague refs to pakistan.

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    Wipe it all out and walk away…smdh

  • Tomcat

    We are going to approach Pakistan from the rear now, kinda like doggy style.

  • Lazycrockett

    So Pence is off to Pakistan tomorrow to soothe them.

    • safari

      He’s with Donald tomorrow in Phoenix.

  • SoCalGal20

    Uh…who wrote this clusterfuck of a speech?

    • houstonray

      If I had to guess, Kellyanne…. /s

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      He didn’t that’s for goddamn sure!

  • Treant

    Did anybody tell him Pakistan has nukes?

    Didn’t think so. We don’t ever pick on people who can hit back.

    • safari

      They’d hit India first. Ugh

  • safari

    So, we want India to fight Pakistan.

    • SoCalGal20

      Donnie Two Scoops might want to pay attention to the India/China situation…

    • Silver Badger

      India are not close at the best of times. This is a mistake.

    • William

      “One, two, three, four, I declare a proxy war!”

  • netxtown

    roomie saved me. he flipped channels…..

  • Tomcat

    Donald please make us a list of the enemies so we won’t get confused.

  • Tomcat

    Mr Bone spurs says what?

  • Natty Enquirer

    [cue Battle Hymn of the Republic]

  • safari

    Have we heard a clear mission?

    • netxtown

      only the bells and dog whistles

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      You were waiting for one from him?

    • houstonray

      No but we have pillars. Big beautiful pillars….of some sort.

      • clay

        poor word choice when talking about nations that are majority Muslim, and officially Islamic.

    • Tomcat

      Keep America from talking about Russia scandal.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      A new clear mission?

  • TimCA

    Come on Donnie, tell us! Are we going to nuke somebody or not?

    • safari

      Pakistan will nuke India first.

  • blackstar
  • houstonray

    So our military now has carte blanche to just do whatever since DC will no longer oversee it? The actual fuck?

    • safari

      Donald is the CEO. He doesn’t care what happens below him unless it is failure.

      • Lazycrockett

        Which the generals will take the fall for.

      • netxtown

        dead people is an HR problem to handle

    • William

      The War Powers Act only applies to President Nixon.

  • boobert

    When will they end this nonsense and drag him away in a straight jacket ?

    • William

      I want to see him tazed on live national television.

      • Stogiebear

        I’d never thought of that, yet here it is only 6:35 am and that will definitely be the bright image I carry through the day. Thank you!

  • safari

    Oh, Donald has declared victory over our allies. Hah!

  • houstonray

    HA! So he’s going to ask Allies to send more troops and money to Afghanistan? Wow that will go over like a lead balloon.

    • Bryan

      He’s making a big assumption that they want to work with him.

      • David Walker

        Yuge. Yuge ass-umption on 45’s part.

    • clay

      Does NATO still owe us, since Al Qaeda and Bin Laden are gone?

    • Hue-Man

      Trump may have a 9-second attention span but other countries have LONG memories, especially when Trump demanded that Germany repay the U.S. for not spending enough of its Department of War! In fact, the collective memory goes back to Bush Junior who diverted U.S. military, funding, and attention from Aghanistan to the failed Iraq invasion, leaving NATO allies in the lurch.

      More rationally, the Afghanistan adventure is looking like a lost cause. Within our lifetimes, it’s caused the downfall of the Russian Empire and has severely damaged the American Empire (not quite Vietnam scale). Explain again why the Netherlands or Luxembourg should get involved?

  • safari

    Our economy will balance our war.

    • safari

      –45

  • jimbo65

    I’m glad you peeps are doing blow by blow translation of the crazy. I have it on mute and now I think I’ll flip channels. His constant gestures making that ok sign are driving me mad.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      I refuse to look at the screen.

      • worstcultever

        Glad I don’t have a tv. And kudos to Joe for not giving this bullshit a dedicated post or live vid.

        • BJORN RAGNVALDR

          He deserves a break now and then, I don’t know how he does it but I’m so grateful to him.

          • worstcultever

            Me neither, and me too. Every single GD day. It’s amazing.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Five fingers, OK, point, repeat …

  • Sam_Handwich
    • houstonray

      Now this WILL give me nightmares….

    • lenvus

      Now that is scary as fuck.

    • William

      So that’s what he looks like without the spray tan.

    • Reality.Bites

      Thank God not another Bannon pic.

  • Tomcat

    We are going to take their chemicals and minerals and oil.

  • safari

    “Principled realism” … update your dictionaries

  • fuzzybits

    Has he said anything about building a hotel or golf coarse in Afghanistan yet?

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      We’re not nation building anymore. Trump hotels and golf courses are not nation building.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Dumpf: My instinct was to pull out, …
    Melania: I can never tell whether you’re in or out, so how about you never touch me again, pig!

    • houstonray

      Pffffftttt, just about spit my tea all over the couch! 😀

  • safari

    Wait. Wait. Wait. “Here are our goals, but let us pull out, eh” — T

    • safari

      But we’ll also have a lasting defeat.

  • Tomcat

    But we are going to be bankrupt from guarding the godfathers family.

    • William

      Are the Secret Service agents really trying? I can’t see many would step in front of a bullet for Trump.

      • Reality.Bites

        Well they certainly wouldn’t stand in BACK of him.

        We know from Trump himself how terrified trained soldiers are of bullets with pig blood on them.

      • -M-

        If ISIS managed to get a sleeper agent into the Secret Service, he’d be more determined than anyone else to keep Duhnald alive.

  • SoCalGal20

    Billions and billions…

  • safari

    It’s the masturbation part of the war “speech”

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    Thanks to you Lord Dampnut, We’re on our fucking own!

  • Cuberly
    • safari

      Archer?

      • Cuberly

        I’ve been catching up on some of my Youtube subscriptions. It’s working.

    • Natty Enquirer

      0:45 sniff LOL

      • Cuberly

        “It IS a vibrator!”

  • Tomcat

    All future dead will be the fault of Obama because they were already there.

  • houstonray

    Wait until he has a “do over” on this speech tomorrow night off script at his rally.

  • Sam_Handwich

    i’d love to know who wrote this horseshit

    • William

      Wiiiiilbur Ross?

  • TimCA

    So what the f is this? Is this an announcement of something? Is there some sort of policy pronouncement here? Can someone step forward and translate this word salad?

    • safari

      Your avatar reminds me I just bought avacodo oil salad dressing for dinner. Something to look forward to.

      • Reality.Bites

        Just a quick tip – we generally frown on people recounting their fantasies about consuming the flesh and blood of other posters’ relatives. Thank you.

        • clay

          I ate a ham sandwich for lunch, but I felt slightly bad about it (no olive).

          • Silver Badger

            Same with the fried chicken I had for supper.

          • clay

            Who, here, had twinkies for dessert?
            (and if any y’all had Bjorn, either keep it to yourself, or we’re going to want you to share.)

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Saw a newscrawl that Tim’s prices are likely to triple.

        • William

          Quality costs money.

  • Michael R
    • Hanwi

      And it’s clearly the women’s fault….. /s

  • Tomcat

    That Kelly sure can write a good speech.

  • Henry Auvil

    Why do these hillbillies keep electing this guy if they hate him so much? Jed Clampett for Senate!

  • SoCalGal20

    Wounded warrior!

    DRINK!!!!!

    • Sam_Handwich

      i’m drinkin anyway

      • SoCalGal20

        Drink some more!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “They’re the only charity still booking my facility. Please support them. Thankyouverymuch.”

  • TimCA

    So what the hell did we just listen to? HUH???

    • Sam_Handwich

      maybe god bless your avocado pit

    • safari

      Pakistan is fair game.

      • Tomcat

        And their nukes, are they fair game also?

  • Tomcat

    Well god bless your big fat ass trump.

  • safari

    “My original instinct was to pull out…”
    Such a great way to start a military advancement.

  • houstonray

    There was NO new strategy other than “we are going to let the military do whatever they want, with whatever weapons they want and I’m not going to tell anyone about what they are doing because it helps the enemy.”

    Oh and Pakistan something. India something. Rebuilding with money, not troops.

    And allies will give us money and send more troops.

    And pillars. Several pillars.

    Jesus H……

    • Michael R

      he takes credit for any success and blames
      someone else for any failure ,
      he couldn’t be more obvious .

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        ⬆️⬆️⬆️Exactly this, this is his plan. ⬆️⬆️⬆️

    • clay

      The troop “surge” is actually smaller than the generals wanted, because Trump’s still afraid of losing his base (despite any brags re. 5th Ave).

  • Ninja0980

    Watching Aerial America Kentucky, did I miss anything good?

    • safari

      We’re going after Pakistan now.

      • Ninja0980

        What could go wrong?

    • Lazycrockett

      I love that bit bout coal strip mining destroying the mountain tops.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup, they throw shade there.

    • Tomcat

      You missed a great big ass.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Kill, destroy, defeat, conditions on the ground, no peeking. And 9/11.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Arlington Cemetery : Where Army Capt. Humayun Khan is buried, whose parents Trump insulted.

  • Michael R

    .
    If only Mueller would interrupt and take him off in handcuffs .

    • worstcultever

      NOW YER TALKIN !!!

      (srsly, they need you in the writers’ room of this shit show!)

  • OdieDenCO

    nice donny. the dead have more courage than a room full of soldiers? way to inspire the troops.

  • Lazycrockett

    Yay Rachel is back no more POS

  • Karl Dubhe

    Oh, my. Was that ‘talk to the nation’ badly done, or is it just me?

  • Silver Badger

    I wonder if the Secret Service learned about Caligula in guard school?

    • Lazycrockett

      Or the Senate learned bout Caesar.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      I learned about it in Junior High…just sayin’

      • Silver Badger

        Me too, but have never had a real chance to put that knowledge to real world use. The Secret Service may have the duty to do so.

  • Tomcat

    Just think, he could have ended the war, what a maroon.

  • Sam_Handwich

    even Rachel repeated the misinformation that Obama unilaterally pulled US troops out of Iraq, when it was Bush who signed that treaty with Maliki in Dec 2008 and there was no appetite on either side to keep troops there

    • worstcultever

      and also they wouldn’t give us carte blanche war crimes immunity

      • William

        In legalese it’s referred to as a Status of Forces Agreement.

    • safari

      She’s also reviewing what Donald has made difficult the other non-military aspects he’s called for to resolve the situation

  • clay

    This strategy is designed to produce a short-term advantage over the Taliban.

  • Lazycrockett

    Do we have any ambassadors in these countries mentioned??

    • SoCalGal20

      We don’t have a State Department so I doubt it.

  • Ninja0980
    • jimbo65

      Just what I was afraid of. Stupid idiots.

    • Lazycrockett

      Rucker can suck a bag of dicks.

    • TimCA

      Trump managed not to fall off the podium…..

      PRESIDENTIAL!!!

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Daily checklist:

        * Did he stare at the blazing sun?
        * Did he say how fine Nazis were?
        * Did he liken Robert E. Lee to George Washington?

        […]

    • Natty Enquirer

      So very desperate. Yeah, Trump managed to read the TelePrompter all the way through without screwing up. Tomorrow he will be his old self ad libbing again.

      • jimbo65

        He’ll wipe this off the table if he goes off pardoning Arpaio

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        …on Twitter.

    • houstonray

      NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      FUCK NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tomcat

      No, same old asshole.

    • Sam_Handwich
    • worstcultever

      I predict this guy getting his ass handed to him – just a hunch

    • Bryan
    • houstonray

      As I said further down, wait until tomorrow night when he does this speech over again, only without the teleprompter. We’ll be at war with Pakistan, India and who knows who else….

    • SoCalGal20

      He’s getting rightly SHREDDED on Twitter.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Tomorrow it will be the same uncontrollable man child tweeting out insults and lies.
      He.Will.Not.Change. You ignorant ingrown twat hair.

    • SoCalGal20

      Btw follow up tweet. Somebody asked him how long he expects the “new” Trump to last. He said 24 hours. He expects it all to go back to usual at the Phoenix rally. So Rucker’s just spouting bullshit because…

      • Adam King

        …because these jackass pundits just have to come up with something pompous to say to try to scratch out 5 minutes on some ridiculous TV news “panel.”

    • JCF

      https://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/3757/174/original.gif

      Phillip Rucker??? God, that’s disappointing.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Lazycrockett

    Just remember this POS thinks nazis and the kkk are “fine fine people”.

    • Tomcat

      “and I am sure some of isis are good people”

      • Natty Enquirer

        Who are against tearing down monuments.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Dumpf: Not all Nazis are the same! Some are fine or very fine, some are extremely fine and a few are superb gem uncirculated!

      • Karl Dubhe

        The best ones get him coke…

    • Reality.Bites

      Well we have to consider the strong possibility that compared to most of the people in his orbit, they are.

  • Oh, Parker

    And yet the pillbillies in the hills and hollers of Kentucky who keep him in office will vote for him again. Reliably stupid every time.

    • Lazycrockett

      If this opiate keeps going the way it is, there wont be enough of them left.

  • Blake J Butler

    1. Baby Huey was on drugs, or reading from a teleprompter, he couldn’t make a speech that sounds coherent. 2. he has no heart and cannot express emotions for others

    This is not him being presidential, he showed his true colors a long time ago. He is a asshole through and through. Like remember when he said he would donate his salary to the department of education and republicans were gushing over how charitable he was, while choosing to ignore that he took 9 billion in funding away from them. A slap in the face.

    He has had a terrible two weeks and he needs a breather from his shitstorm he has caused since then. Distracting people by trying to give off the impression that he is presidential. He’ll fuck again by at least tomorrow with his ego boost tomorrow in Arizona.

    • Spray on abs

      Well this terrible 2 weeks were a distraction from his ties to Russia…so there’s that.

  • Lazycrockett
    • JWC

      Fucking Bitch If you want it we strat with you

      • Silver Badger

        Strat her a couple of times for me too. She needs all the srat’n she can get! 🙂

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      DAMN! Those poor children….

      • safari

        …that mother won’t fight for reasons

    • Oh, Parker

      If she cared about her kids having a chance in this world she wouldn’t have chosen to breed with her “papaw.” This is some early Tobe Hooper level shit right here.

      • Silver Badger

        Wal now, iffin it was good enough for her Ma, it’s good enough for her!

        • Karl Dubhe

          How can she be a great great grandmother if she don’t start having them while she’s young.

          But I didn’t think you went for the ‘revenge of the cradle.’

          • Silver Badger

            I am not above a well placed “I told you so).

    • Adam King

      Someone needs to call CPS and get those poor babies away from that monster.

      • MBear

        Those children are hideous.

        • Adam King

          True, but nevertheless.

    • Treant

      May they remove your Obamacare and may you die of terminal toxic shock as your tampon lodges way up there beyond reach of your third baby-daddy’s pliers.

    • JCF

      I shudder to ask (since I can’t see the vid).

      Nevermind—I really don’t want to know.

      • Silver Badger

        It was pretty gross. Some people shouldn’t breed. This lady’s parents are prime examples.

    • Karl Dubhe

      Be careful of what you wish for others, they may wish it on you.

      Goddamn…

    • Hanwi

      It looks like she has about three teeth rattling around i there……

  • Tomcat

    Man, we have not had any good news in a while. I hope tomorrow brings something better. Of course nature gave us some relaxing views today so at least there was that.

  • Keith D Plane

    And they’ll vote for him again and again and again. The only way this db is out of office is in a coffin

    • Reality.Bites

      And we all know how long turtles live.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Paul Ryan blaming racism on the internet..’it has given them fuel.’ No, Trump has given them fuel.

    • Ninja0980

      Along with the rest of the Republican Party.

    • SoCalGal20

      Complete Trump apologist. I really hope Randy Bryce defeats him next year.

    • Adam King

      Paul Ryan has given them fuel.

  • Reality.Bites

    OT from the onion.

    Poll: Majority Of Americans Ready To Give Up On U.S. If Someone Else Goes First http://www.theonion.com/article/poll-majority-americans-ready-give-us-if-someone-e-56709 via @theonion

  • Lazycrockett

    Rachel is openly talking bout sending in basically a mercenary army under Prince. JFC.

    • clay

      That was Bannon’s fall-back position when he lost his bid for rapid withdrawl.

    • Bryan

      Someone has gotta make money from war…

  • JCF

    I was going to ask you guys if Andrew Exum is y’all’s type. But looking at the current speaker, Phillip Carter, maybe he‘s your type! (Or both. Former has square jaw, but latter has gray in his beard)

    • Reality.Bites

      Nope to the first, second is too common a name for me to figure out which one this time of night.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • JCF

      Heh-heh.

    • Reality.Bites

      For number 3, I think this past weekend has led to many of them getting an awakening to the reality that as soldiers most of them make good video gamers.

      Still, just because they can’t defend the monuments is no reason not to send them over there. And since Nazis are so fond of tattooing others, give them a nice tattoo of Mohamed before they go. Somewhere visible in anything but a burka.

    • Todd20036

      Nice pun in number 4

  • Lazycrockett

    MSNBC has pretty much decided the fat pig said pretty much nothing that is worthwhile.

  • Lazycrockett
    • MBear

      Pity

    • SoCalGal20

      HAHAHAHAHA

    • Reality.Bites

      Allow me to be the first one to predict that next June Brian Brown will say that the “danger from the violent alt-left” makes it necessary for them to cancel their marriage march and please send money.

      • Ninja0980

        Been doing that for a while now since NOM is dead and the hate group he used to run in CT is run by someone else now.

        • Reality.Bites

          I think he still had a marriage rally at SCOTUS this year, no? One where dozen of people attended?

          (For clarity, the “please send money” isn’t part of the prediction. That’s a given.)

    • Cuberly

      Boston yes, but that Vice video had to put a kink in their plans to go mainstream. Then bigots losing their jobs, getting kicked out of school…then there’s the little matter of their website Daily Stormer still looking for a place to serve the site…etc…

      • Plus Andrew Anglin (founder & I assume owner of the DS domain name) is currently…in hiding, ever since he was served with a lawsuit.

        • Cuberly

          I didn’t hear about that. Last I heard he was hopped up on xanax, ambien and drinking himself silly.

  • SoCalGal20

    The Paul Ryan town hall is going well…

    https://twitter.com/jamisonfoser/status/899816116888846336

  • SoCalGal20
  • Lazycrockett
    • JCF

      Who’s Pete Souza?

      • Edmund Allin

        The photographer, I think.

  • motordog
  • SoCalGal20
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Such a perfect comment on our troubled times.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Michael R

    Tucker Carlson:
    Trump Looking At Sun ‘Most Impressive Thing Any President Has Ever Done’

    http://crooksandliars.com:8080/2017/08/tucker-carlson-trump-looking-sun-most

    • Robincho

      What the fuck does it matter, when you are already blind? Or, for that matter, deaf? (Dumb has been proven, endlessly…)

      • ByronK

        And he can’t even play pinball.

        • Robincho

          Its fingers can’t reach the flippers…

      • Michael R

        He has to stick a fork in a toaster to top this

        • Robincho

          Peeing on an electric fence works pretty good also…

  • safari

    (MI native)… and the Erik Prince angle is… (hopefully none)

  • ByronK

    Well, that was a clusterfuck of a speech about Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and India, and nukes, and trade, and a lot of weird shit. He flipped and flopped and has painted a bigger target on his forehead for Bannon and everyone else out to get him.

    • worstcultever

      As if he knows or gives one single fuck about any of it. All he wants is tomorrow morning’s file folder horseshit of how wonderful he is, along with his next Big Mac and handjob from Hope Hicks.

      • clay

        He wants a win, but isn’t willing to risk anything for a long-term strategy, so he took a middle road to short-term return. Too bad for him, it’s not so easy to declare bankruptcy and stick the investors in his new job, at least not without tarnishing his image.

      • Reality.Bites

        That casual mention nearly made me UberEats from McD’s.

  • SoCalGal20

    NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS THIS IS HAPPENING TOMORROW (read the thread):

    https://twitter.com/BeauWillimon/status/899038377336590336

  • Sam_Handwich
    • safari

      “It’s not him;” they’ll assume.
      “Bannon no longer has a strong voice…”

  • McConnell should have lost the last election, where he was challenged by a much better qualified Democratic opponent.

    But Mitch *has* been quite successful over the past several years – he pretty much engineered the theft of a SCOTUS appointment, and got away with it, even though Obama had appointed a centrist and not a liberal. He managed to cripple any chance of the Congress working with Obama over the last 6 years of his presidency.

    The fact that he can’t manage to get much legislation through isn’t because he is incapable, it’s because he refuses to isolate the ultra-right wing in his own party in order to forge a bipartisan approach with Democrats who are not in the Warren-Sanders wing of the Senate (not necessarily blue dogs, just pragmatic and not progressive).

    It is NOT the way McConnell works – and I don;t know whether or if the old turtle is ever going to be able to change direction.

    • worstcultever

      He is emblematic of the pukes having completely abandoned all notions of humanity, let alone the barest minimum of good faith governance. He and his party belong in fucking hell forever.

    • jimbo65

      I think what did his challenger in was her running away from Obama, like many of the Dems did that election year. Also not hitting back that KY KYNECT WAS Obamacare.

  • jesus fucking christ….what the hell did i just miss?!?

    • Sam_Handwich

      Don the Con will continue Obama’s strategy in Afghanistan

      and then he yelled a lot

      • SoCalGal20

        And the troops are supposed to love everybody and not hate. Ironic considering Donnie Two Scoops’ hate of trans people caused him to bar them from military service.

  • SDG

    Wow… THAT HIGH!

  • SoCalGal20
    • Michael R

      He wants to open his Christmas presents early

    • jimbo65

      Kinda like his slip of ” we won’t rest until we destroy healthcare”. Bastard

    • clay

      I’m feeling optimistic (idiot that I am), so I’m taking that to mean that there will NOT be tax cuts, AND that he’s not certain about tax reform, either, even though Paul really, really wants tax cuts.

  • SoCalGal20
    • Karl Dubhe

      It’s a Tie fighter!!!1 We’re being invaded by the Empire!

      Run and hide! Lock up your daughters! Catapult the sons.

    • Moebym of the Returners

      Damn, this picture even captured sunspots.

    • Max_1
  • worstcultever

    Gah. Enough ranting for the day. Time to go curl up with a cozy mystery. Guess I’ll find out tomorrow if that micro-second look at the sun wrecked my eyes.

  • SoCalGal20
    • TuuxKabin

      Sooooo want to see more nature while out here. Thanks!

      • SoCalGal20

        Sometimes nature comes to you!

        • TuuxKabin

          and it sure has!

    • houstonray

      Someone needs to keep an eye out for a cloaked Klingon Bird of Prey…

      • Reality.Bites

        D’you see the wee problem in your plan, laddie? – Montgomery Scott.

    • JCF

      GRAY whale, SoCal Gal. Our state marine mammal!

      • SoCalGal20

        Oops! I know better. I think one of the several tweets I saw said blue whale but YES, gray whale it is.

  • Reality.Bites
  • Sam_Handwich

    anyone seen a clip of the nun tearing down paul ryan?

    • TuuxKabin

      Have it?

      • Sam_Handwich

        no i’ve been looking. i guess she really gave it to him

    • SoCalGal20

      I posted a tweet here of somebody’s comment about it but I haven’t seen any video clips.

  • Robincho

    I’m sorry, but has there EVER been a more unflattering photo of an uglier “human being”? Don’t answer that…

    • Reality.Bites

      Have you forgotten Joe’s photos of Maggie and Eugene, and everyone’s photos of Kim Davis?

  • SoCalGal20

    If there’s anybody here who’s going to be at the anti-Trump rally in Phoenix tomorrow, Indivisible AZ CD6 just tweeted some info about how to spot medics and such.

    https://twitter.com/IndivisibleCD6/status/899828163332554752

  • SoCalGal20
    • Lazycrockett

      Which would be 40,000 yearly income. Just imagine how much economic growth that would create through out the country. How many jobs that would create by supply and demand alone. Keep in mind that would be the minimum wage, just think what the middle class would be pouring into the economy.

      Yes know that is before taxes.

    • JCF

      Yeah, you often hear Rethugs say “I worked for $2.25 back in the early 70s” or somesuch. MUCH higher, in constant dollars, than today!

  • Cuberly

    Well, donnie’s war play appears to have had an intoxicating effect on Ms. Lindsaybelle.

    https://twitter.com/LPDah/status/899833036690280448

  • Cuberly

    This is making the rounds. Apparently someone hadn’t rehearsed the cynically manipulative talking-points enough.

    https://twitter.com/arappeport/status/899818494782578688

  • SoCalGal20

    Haha Randy Bryce ran two ads on CNN during Paul Ryan’s fake town hall.

    https://twitter.com/IronStache/status/899722937376415746

  • abqdan

    Fake poll: 18% seems far too high…

  • John Ruff

    “WHAT ME WORRY.”

  • Scout
    • Sam_Handwich

      a gazebo of goobers
      a clowder of cats
      a murder of crows
      a sneak of weasels
      a pleasantness of sandwiches

      • Reality.Bites

        a basket of deplorables

        (and just to be non-partisan)

        a server of but-her-emails.

  • Sam_Handwich

    the eclipse made Brian Williams tits hard

    • Lazycrockett

      Well you must remember that Williams has seen thousands of solar eclipses since his birth in the 1400’s when dragons would appear and attempt to swallow the sun.

      • Sam_Handwich

        he looks good for pre columbian

    • JCF

      Nuthin’ wrong w/ that (I mean, tits hard. Not specifically Brian Williams’ tits)

  • Snarky

    So just 18% of respondents approve of the job he’s doing, but twice that many would vote to re-elect him.

    That’s the power of incumbency. “You’re doing a shit job but at least I know your name, and that’s all it takes to get my vote!”

  • Lumpy Gaga

    100% eclipse in Philly, May 2079!!!!

    Be there or be dead!

  • Reality.Bites

    OT: Important breaking news:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru7_N0Aozqc

    • Max_1

      So adorkable.
      If the little fella want’s to get the big fella to move…
      … Don’t nip at the tail, nip at those huge plums he’s sitting on.

    • M Jackson

      Yeah, I could watch that forever. When Love is built into the animal kingdom on an expanse of linoleum like this, it is a beautiful thing.

  • SoCalGal20
    • Reality.Bites

      Not the hero we wanted, but the hero we needed.

    • JCF

      “MY tasty pigeon. Mine!”

  • charemor

    It could not have happened to a better turdel.

    • Max_1

      What do you call a turtle when it’s sunk… ???

      .

      .

      .

      .

      .

      … Soup.

  • Max_1

    Don’t know if anyone saw this Senator’s inquiry today…
    https://twitter.com/SenatorDurbin/status/899737982944411649

    • William

      Strip Gorka of his US citizenship and deport that creep.

  • Max_1
    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I always thought of fundie churches as GOP super pacs.

  • Max_1

    A proclamation rang throughout the land:

    Henceforth, let August 21, 2017 be known as the day the citizens of America looked up in awe and amazement…
    … At the sun while they stand puzzled and amused with their President.

  • SoCalGal20

    Ok this photo is from NASA so I know it’s real lol.

    https://twitter.com/NASASun/status/899753294796513280

  • Cuberly

    (Deep Breath) Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha….

    https://twitter.com/PamelaGeller/status/899765982381690881

    • Max_1

      The xenophobe/Islamophobe is upset she’s being called out for who she is…
      … If the Muslims she hates were Jews, yes Pam, you’d be a good pre-war German Nazi. But she’s Jewish, so it’s never when she does it. See how that works?

      • Cuberly

        Paypal has been on a roll purging a lot of hate peddlers. I wonder what libertarian purist and founder Peter Thiel thinks of all that.

        No, I don’t.

        • Max_1

          Thiel and Bannon can both fuck themselves…
          … And once you imagine it, it’s there. No gettin’ rid of it.

          See what I mean?

          • JCF

            {shudder}

    • Sam_Handwich

      she doesn’t quite get history

      • Cuberly

        Not in the slightest…hehehe…..

    • JCF

      No doubt she’ll be welcomed by Hatreon…I think? [Does her (to them) delightful bigotry outweigh the fact that she’s well…y’know…?]

      • Cuberly

        Actually Patreon has been purging groups as well. I know, bit of a surprise.

        Since Charlottesville I’m getting the distinct whiff of the fear of liability from lots of internet businesses. Truth be told, sad it took three deaths to get them to give a damn.

        • JCF

          Not Patreon, HATREON: this is a real thing the Alt-WHITE came up with, precisely because they were getting kicked off of Patreon.

          • Cuberly

            Yeah, I stumbled across an article that mentioned Hatreon and I was sorta flummoxed. I though tit was a disparaging term for Patreon…..(sigh)

            I catch up eventually…lol…

  • Max_1

    And of course, someone probably already, most likely, don’t yell at me if it’s duplicated, and yes it’s O/T but…
    https://twitter.com/joncoopertweets/status/899804486268485632

  • SoCalGal20
    • Adam King

      Another hit!

    • BobSF_94117

      One of his best.

  • Sam_Handwich

    What are the odds that Chachi is the next ambassador to Pakistan?

    • sometimes, i’m really confused by all the has-been 3rd rate actors who go hard core rethug. i just don’t know what to make of people like chachi, victoria jackson, bruce willis… i guess it’s probably just racism, which explains so many rethugs, great and small.

      • Reality.Bites

        All the 3rd-rate actors who go hard core rethug are a mere drop in the huge bucket of has-been third-rate actors.

        SNL has had 165 cast members as of last fall. I know of two (Dennis Miller being the other one) who’ve gone publicly politically nuts.

        • i’d like to think you’re right. hopefully the stereotype of “hollywood liberals” is true and most of them use their stardom for good causes.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        Some actors will do anything to work or get attention. Also remember narcissism is a feature of rethuglism not a bug.

  • Max_1
    • Lazycrockett
      • Max_1

        I noticed that too…

      • Cuberly

        Is that the same as SQUIRREL?

    • Sam_Handwich

      the debt ceiling vote may just kill him

      and nancy has hand

      • Lazycrockett

        I honestly don’t know how the republicans are going to get anything passed. The dems are pretty much hell no on everything with this racist madman in the oval office who is more eager to eat the GOP to save face than work with the GOP. Hell if he endorses Flack’s opponent tomorrow in Phoenix WTF is the GOP gonna do. If he Pardons asshole racist sheriff, then what?

        • Sam_Handwich

          i just think the ball is in Nancy’s court because the freedumb caucus will try to sabotage this.

          and then on to the senate, where Schumer gets more bargaining power

  • Max_1
  • Max_1
  • Max_1
  • Max_1
  • Lazycrockett

    night all

  • Nic Peterson

    Sending prayers for the turtle failure thingy.

  • Max_1

    SOUP!!!
    The turtle is cooked!!!

    • Max_1
      • JCF

        When you get your head stuck in there, it will be your own fault…

      • M Jackson

        Call the cat ‘Ol’ Salt’ for all those pawfulls of sodium.

        • MBear

          Kitteh abuse for campbells.
          Really: that stuff is cr*p

          Poor kitteh

    • JWC

      Still will be mock turtle

      • Ben in Oakland

        Turdle.

    • Snarkaholic

      …and rancid!

  • my only question is: what are the dems doing to take advantage of this fact? i don’t know when he’s up for reelection and would have to look up some stuff. but i’m fairly sure the dems aren’t going to spend a lot of money and effort to unseat him, as easy as that would be. he’s not going to get more popular, but for some reason, the DNC refuses to apply the 50 state strategy and seriously fund challengers in states like these. i want to be wrong.

    • CB

      Nor do they put forth any kind of serious policy/platform differences.You can’t sell yourself by saying “we’re not them.” It ultimately can’t work because it won’t inspire people to vote and turn out.

    • Adam King

      He’s up in 2020. This poll is too early to be of much significance.

      • but they sure as shit could be running weekly ads, poisoning the well and keeping his evil face and his willingness to kill grannies by taking away their health care in everybody’s mind. it’s what i’d be doing if i were going to run against him, even this far out. repetition works.

  • Max_1

    6 hours ago…
    … If The People press their House Reps, soon, very soon we’ll have a majority.
    (And Ryan can go bite his pillow)

    https://twitter.com/RepJayapal/status/899782674524405760

    • JCF

      Dammit, my swing district Dem, Ami Bera (CA 7) still hasn’t signed on (and I wrote him about it yesterday! *sniff*)

  • BEARY FLINTSTONE

    And please those dimwits in KY will still vote for him like they always have.

    • the problem is turnout. the dems don’t want to spend real money increasing the number of people, esp the Blah people of states like KY, to come out and vote. it really pisses me off. while 70% of the eligible voters in red states may self-identify as rethugs, in off years and when they have unpopular assholes like the turtle running, fewer than half of that 70% bothers to show up. which means with aggressive GOTV, the dems have a fighting chance to beat him. you’re not wrong, KY dimwits will still pull the lever for this sick, sad old man, or whomever the thug party chooses as his replacement. but they can be even more discouraged, if the dems would bother to put in real money in these states and run exciting candidates at the same time. even tho the good ones lost in the special elections this year, look at how close they came. and that was without major support from the DNC. winning is possible. effort is required.

      • JT

        Let’s hope that Obama, in his efforts for the Democrats, can put his experience as a community organizer to work and get something going. It’s one of the most remarkable deficiencies in his Presidency that this was not done at all during his eight years in office.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I have to agree with you. He has been shitty for years and he still gets in.

  • Ben in Oakland

    How does it feel to be half as popular as 2Rump?

    But they’ll vote for him anyway, ecuase he’s an R.

  • Gustav2

    I want to thank the person responsible for the destruction of the Republican Party.

    Thanks Obama, you REALLY pissed off the right people and now they are crazy!

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  • JCF

    This picture, from earlier today, seems to say something important to this time: America, Eclipsed.

    http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/64/72/27/13870571/3/1024×1024.jpg

    • JT

      Yes, that the sun will shine again on liberty and justice for all, even after the darkest blot upon its face.

  • Tomcat

    Trump gets his way and already MSNBC is talking about the 2020 presidential election. It is bad enough we taxpayers have to pay for trumps campaigning but now we will get bombarded with it every day for 3.5 years.

    • Tomcat

      How long until Morning Joe starts saying trump deserves another term as destroyer in chief?

  • Reality.Bites

    OT: They found her yesterday and named her Eclipse.

    https://i.redd.it/4xj6jlp4x3hz.jpg

    • djcoastermark

      What a cutie.

  • djcoastermark

    Ah, yesterday. A fun time for all involved watching the eclipse. People of every stripe getting along for the party. For just a bit, everyone we met and shared with, enjoyed the company of everybody. A common bond, enjoying the moment. Now today and back to our regularly scheduled program. Sigh.

  • Blackfork

    It’s the 19% that will put him right back in the Senate.

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