Fox News Blames GOP Bloodbath On Party Moderates Not Fully Embracing Trump’s “Conservative Populism”

Media Matters reports:

On Fox & Friends, one of the president’s favorite shows, co-host Steve Doocy took issue this morning with the idea that the election results were a “Trump rebuke,” saying of the Republican gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey, “Neither one of them really brought Donald Trump on board.” “It’s a wake-up call for establishment Republicans,” he added. “If you don’t embrace the leader of your party, why do you want to win and why do you think you can?”

According to Fox host Laura Ingraham last night, Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial nominee, Ed Gillespie, lost because “there is no middle ground with conservative populism. … Maybe Gillespie wouldn’t have won if President Trump campaigned with him, but trying to be half-in, half-out was never going to work. If you dip your toe just in a little bit, you’re going to turn out like Ed Gillespie did, political roadkill.” She also suggested that Gillespie should have campaigned more vigorously on keeping up Confederate memorial statues and “law and order.”

  • SelectFromWhere

    By all means, let’s keep encouraging them to show their batshit right-wing side! Let’s see how that works out for them…

  • Pardon me while I laugh hysterically.

    • Gillespie ran a *deliberately* pro-Trumpish campaign, up to and including BS about Confederate (pro-slavery) monuments and overtly racist campaign advertising & statements.

      True, Gillespie adopted Trump’s bigoted positions on everything, but then tried to pretend he wasn’t “of Trump” because, well, the raging orange shite-tosser’s approval ratings are in the toilet. But it didn’t matter.

      The #1 issue cited by VA voters last night was healthcare. And why? Because they know goddamned well Trump and the GOP want to take it away from them. Waaaaay down on the list? Immigration.

      • Todd20036

        And the opponent of the transgendered councilperson wouldn’t even bother to debate her and kept calling her “he” and “him”.
        That’s moderate?

        • KarenAtFOH

          It’s deplorable.

          • David Walker

            He probably proudly wore his “I’m a Deplorable!” T-shirt to council meetings.

          • Danieruw

            Now he can wear it to the unemployment office.

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        • TominDC

          > That’s moderate?

          For present-day republican party, yes.

      • Marty Pavelka

        Prepare for this to be the Trump/Fox talking point–not a rebuke, but not falling in line with Trump. 45 started that ball rolling with his tweets, and there it goes…..

      • HozillaSmallpox

        Gillespie’s ads about the gang MS-13 were totally false. There may be gang activity in Virginia but not at the level he was pushing. What really bugs me is that Northam visited and participated a large medical free clinic in a poor mountain community yet their county voted red. People in my neck of the woods focus on two things: guns and abortion. But I agree with you on healthcare. That is a big issue in Virginia

    • David Walker

      It’s been that kind of day, hasn’t it? For me, it started with Falwell the lesser trying to use phrases to cover his shock and hate that a black guy is to be the lieutenant governor of his commonwealth. Obviously he’s working on new code to raise racist money. I wonder if any students ever returned their diplomas.

    • Adam Schmidt

      Please, wholeheartedly adopt Trump as your party leader. And then when the indictments start rolling in I’ll enjoy watching you try to distance yourselves from him saying he was just the President, he wasn’t really leading the GOP. Kinda like Trump is now with the people who ran his campaign.

    • Buford

      Nothing says ‘conservative populism’ like 59% disapproval rates.

      • Steverino

        “Conservative populism” doesn’t look very popular, after all.

    • vorpal 😼

      Make sure that it’s the greatest laugh. The best laugh. Bigly, even.

    • kelven

      That old saying “whistling past the graveyard” comes to mind. The bell tolls for you Faux “News”.

    • jerry

      “…there’s no middle ground with conservative populism…” says the creature who gave a Nazi salute at the RNC.

    • TrueWords

      Trump dropped him like an empty KFC 12 piece bucket with a side of slaw, biscuits and a liter of Diet Coke

    • JCF
  • bkmn

    Let the infighting begin, and may it last all through 2018.

  • Paula

    Conservative populism translates as crazy, lying, bigot, redneck, Nazi, doesn’t it?

    • Christopher

      It does in our house!

      Was just saying to the Hubbinator this morning:

      “Remember when we had friends who identified with the GOP?”

      His response:

      “Remember when the GOP wasn’t so batshit crazy?”


      “Yeah, I think I was four or five then. But it snowballed very quickly after that.” (Born in 1973)

      • Tom Mears

        The unholy alliance between Reagan and Falwell was the start, before then they were relatively sane. It was even still possible to get bipartisan bills done up until Gingrich. Since then the sane ones have starting dying, quit in frustration, or were primaried out. 2018/2020 will be the start of the next phase.

        I just wish I knew whether it will be the rise of the Nazi Party or the death/rebirth of old fashioned conservatism.

        • David Walker

          Yes. I recall too well the newt’s contract on america.

        • Kissmagrits

          The dark, scuzzy turn in GOP campaign rhetoric came with their hiring consultant Lee Atwater to goose up an unexciting Bush / Quayle ticket in ’87. Dukakis? Good governor, but lackluster candidate for the White House.

    • Boreal
    • Barry William Teske

      You spelt it wrong.
      H-A-T-E is the HATEd definition.
      It is rumoured to be the feely go to by far sided provocateurs to spell it as ‘A-l-t-L-o-v-e’.

  • Lazycrockett

    Yes be more racist. Do they sell tiki torches on their website yet?

    • The_Wretched

      I feel a little sorry for the makers of tiki torches.

      • Todd20036

        They were meant for backyard parties and barbeques.

        Not lazy Nazis.

      • robindaybird

        the company went out loud and clear after Charlottesville that Nazis are worse than mosquitos and need to fuck off

      • vorpal 😼

        It’s rather hilarious that something that was designed to be part of Polynesian culture has become a tool of white supremacists.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Right next to the khakis.

    • Buford

      Citronella Nazis™

  • Tawreos

    Did they have Luther Strange on so he could explain how much good Trump did his campaign?

  • Notice how it’s only the right that keeps heading towards extremism. We hear a lot about how the country is polarized but that polarization only happens with those that identify as right wing.

    • Well, there are radical far leftists who also want to burn everything down because they believe suddenly people will turn to them and let them rule over the ashes.

      Take last night for example: Northam’s acceptance speech was interrupted by Sanderites protesting his position against sanctuary cities. It’s fine to disagree with him, but they saw that *one thing* as a reason not to support him and let Gillespie win.

      • “Purity tests” basically, which no actual candidate hoping to win votes in the middle or among center-right conservatives can ever meet.

    • pch1013

      Which is why fascist “news” sites like Breitbart are dominated by fake news about violent “antifa” protesters.

  • MikeBx2

    “He wasn’t racist enough” is now a regular GOP excuse.

    • Chucktech

      You know, there are pockets of Flyoverville, Christendom where that’s always a crowd pleaser…

    • David Walker

      Some ancillaries are still treading just a bit lightly. Did you read the sadz from Falwell the lesser this morning? Basically, he’s pissed off that a black guy will be lieutenant governor. I mean, geez, xn martyrs…did we learn nothing from the cruel and oppressive black guy seeking revenge on us poor white xns during the last presidency? Send money.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    So who actually took over for Dead Roger Ailes at Fox News?

  • Tatonka
  • Publius

    Trump lost New Jersey and Virginia last year. People there haven’t changed their minds about what they think about him. Those candidates lost exactly because they embraced him.

    • Chucktech

      Actually, that casts a bit of a pall over our “This is a referendum on Trump” meme. I really hope this wasn’t some fluke or one-off…

      • licuado de platano

        The +13 turnover in the VA House of Delegates speaks volumes, as does the 9 point spread in the governors race.

        • Chucktech

          But, as Sean Hannity noted in his 5 second coverage of the election, “Those weren’t Trump states.”

  • Boreal

    Yup ,that’s it, your candidates weren’t conservative enough. Make sure you run even more extreme candidates next time. Thx bye.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Does Fox still call itself the no spin network, or was that just O’Reilly? Whatever, that spin was so vigorous it made me dizzy.

    • Barry William Teske

      Oh look!
      Hard working taxpayer identifies Fox News ‘Top’ Story.

  • james1200

    Let’s hope they listen to The Doocy and hug Little Donnie Dementia even closer to them.

  • GayOldLady

    Total delusion. They lost because the election was a rebuke of Trump, period!

    • Chucktech

      Puke of Trump, even.

  • Dk
  • alguien

    how about the fact that moron donald and his ilk aren’t conservatives at all?

  • AtticusP

    Just like their stupid leader: it’s always somebody else’s fault.

    I heard that women stood in line in the rain for hours in Virginia to vote. I think it’s just a big “fuck you“ to Trump. But of course he will blame it all on Gillespie.

  • Sam_Handwich

    even the latest polling from Fox News shows Dotard with 38% approval

    who wants that hot mess connected to their campaign?

    • Treant

      Cold, smelly mess.

      It’s the poo the dog left in the living room that you’re studiously avoiding, hoping your husband will clean it up for you.

      • Chucktech

        “Honey, be a lamb and clean up my dog’s poo on the living room carpet?”

        • Karl Dubhe

          “It’s your dog when it shits on my carpet.”

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          “Fuck that, we just met last night!”

    • Barry William Teske

      I would like to pick #45’s family for another undisclosed amount of rubles please Alex.

  • Rex

    Just going out on a limb here, but I think it has more to do with Trump being a total disaster.

  • BartmanLA

    Whine whine whine! You want some cheese too? Obviously the GOP is going to spin this as “rogue” elements in the party not towing the party line, not lining up to kiss the Orange Baboon’s ass, and pledge allegiance to his quest to destroy this country and turn it into a dictatorship. They should be worried, the people are starting to finally wake up after this year of unmitigated disasters and unbelievable decisions, appointments and attempts to try to remove and rescind laws and protections for millions of Americans. The TIDE is turning, and Democrats need to really WAKE THE HELL UP! And push for candidates that are going to actually speak for the citizens of this country and stop this madness in the upcoming 2018 Mid-Terms!

    • Joe in PA

      I wish I could share your optimism…an anti-property tax referendum was on our ballot yesterday (PA), every Republican judge was voted in (in my county) I’m convinced it was because anything anti-tax is a republican value and they came out in droves. 🙁 I’m waiting till one of the tally website posts election results.

      • Chucktech

        Exactly. That’s why I’m warily looking at all this giddy sanguinity with a wary, if not jaundiced, eye.

        God, I hope I’m wrong.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • The_Wretched

      Does Brazille really think +1 interview will help her image? On Tucker Carlson?

    • Boreal

      Old lunatic. Hahahahahaha even the crazy Korean has tRump’s number.

    • Chucktech


      The Mormon Repub guy DID win Cahffetz’s seat…

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Please hug Trump tighter.

    I’m begging you.

  • My takeaway is that “identity politics” does not hinders progress and that we should not need to pander to Trump’s base. Trump “won” by the quirks of the rule and his base, dangerous as they are, is not the majority of the country. Leftists will do well to not alienate LGBT and PoC in future races.

    • Treant

      Like Ross, I am not at all convinced that Trump actually won by any sense and I have a suspicion that the rabbit hole goes very, very deep indeed.

      That having been said, abandon me and my issues and I’ll think about not voting for you. At that point, neutral neglect simply isn’t good enough, even when measured against malign intent.

      • AlternativeQuacks

        There was one area that actually went even more Republican/pro-Trump yesterday – that was southwest Virginia (i.e., Appalachia or “Coal Country”). But those counties are very sparsely populated.

        Everywhere else had huge swings towards the Dems, with wins even in unexpected places with novice candidates that were outspent.

        • Reasonoverhate

          Republicans will look at that map and say most of VA voted for them!

          • Republicans don’t understand population density. Hence why I have heard some argue that Trump should have won California because Inyo county is physically larger than LA county.

          • Chucktech

            thets cuz there stoopid

  • ultragreen

    Supporting Confederate statues = Racism
    Emphasizing Law and Order = Racism

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Oh, they did try hard as hell to embrace Trumpism. It just backfired on them this time.

    • I’m here for the Asian invasion to kick out the Nazis.

      • Karl Dubhe

        If they need boots, I know where some can be found. 🙂

  • Kevin Perez
    • Boreal

      That never gets old. Just like Rove’s meltdown over Ohio.

      • Chucktech

        Gawd, that was juicy…

    • jerry

      And it’s what happens when you get all your opinions and news from “Faux News”…misinformed.

  • Tulle Christensen

    So Fox wants Republicans to continue to lose?

  • Bambino

    These idiots paint themselves into the corner where else to go but now trying to climb the wall. Spider-Man is amusingly watching from the other side.

  • Tomcat

    When is America going to deny Fox’s claim of being REAL NEWS and label them for the GOP arm they actually are?

  • pch1013
  • ultragreen

    Democratic “centrists” would be wise not to alienate the left-wing of the Democratic party by their constant attacks.
    (Refers to comment below.)

    • j.martindale

      Can’t tell if that is snark. But it works both ways, actually.

      • Tomcat

        A Bernie booster with the sadz.

        • ultragreen


    • Tomcat

      That goes visa versa also.

    • ultragreen

      I updated this comment.

    • Tomcat

      Our party is the Democratic party, it allows everyone to be a part of it and we do not condone tearing apart the party with this bullshit of my part of the party is better than your part of the party. We stand as one or fall apart.

  • EqualityForAll

    Sticking their toes in the Trump-populism water is the same as diving into a bath of sulfuric acid. They know that, which is why the GOP is doomed no matter what they do.

  • j.martindale

    By all means! Create a permanent political umbilical cord between you and the orange shitgibbon (whose favorability ratings are 36 percent). That is the ticket! What could possibly go wrong?

  • This is a really good article, and at the end you see exactly why these ‘deplorables’ support Trump.

    This is regarding NFL players taking a knee during the anthem:

    “You’re not a fan of equality?” I asked.

    “For people who deserve it and earn it,” he said. “All my ancestors, Italian, 100-percent Italian, the Irish, Germans, Polish, whatever—they all came over here, settled in places like this, they worked hard and they earned the respect. They earned the success that they got. Some people don’t want to do that. They just want it handed to them.”

    “Like NFL players?” I said.

    “Well,” Del Signore responded, “I hate to say what the majority of them are …” He stopped himself short of what I thought he was about to say.

    Schilling and her husband, however, did not restrain themselves.

    “The thing that irritates me to no end is this NFL shit,” Schilling told me in her living room. “I’m about ready to go over the top with this shit. We do not watch no NFL now.” They’re Dallas Cowboys fans. “We banned ‘em. We don’t watch it.”

    Schilling looked at her husband, Dave McCabe, who’s 67 and a retired high school basketball coach. She nodded at me. “Tell him,” she said to McCabe, “what you said the NFL is …”

    McCabe looked momentarily wary. He laughed a little. “I don’t remember saying that,” he said unconvincingly.

    Schilling was having none of it. “You’re the one that told me, liar,” she said.

    She looked at me.

    The NFL?

    “N***ers for life,” Schilling said.

    “For life,” McCabe added.

    (The N-word is spelled out in the article)

    • KarenAtFOH

      Such a nice, Christian couple.

      • As someone originally from western PA, these attitudes and casual racism don’t surprise me one bit. Esp. since I grew up with an intensely racist and bigoted father.

        He’d say exactly the same things these people here, but wouldn’t have boycotted watching football. But that’s it.

    • Boreal

      These fucking dipshits will still love him for being a dumbass as long as they get to blame others for their problems, just like dump does.

      • And because he gives them tacit permission to be racists & bigots.

        • Boreal

          Hating others make them feel like they have some self worth.

    • Chucktech

      Note the hesitation to “just say it?” They know what low life shits they are. They know it, deep down inside their filthy, racist, god-addled black hearts.

      Fuck these people. These are the people who inhabit Basketville, Deplorabania.

    • Dale Snyder

      It’s not just there, it’s all over the country. Neighborhoods like these with the same uneducated, god-fearing, racist, homophobic corpulent scum.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Twenty six miles.

      That’s how far from Johnstown, PA that I lived from age nine to twenty-seven. Nothing changes. They’re possibly the most gullible, insular people that I’ve ever known. I came of age, and came out there at eighteen. Went to my very first gay bar in Johnstown, “Marc 1” AKA: The Marc, and I still have a couple of friends who live there. They’ve given away their ability to think and act for themselves to a predominantly, Republican menace while all the while still blaming gays, the left, liberals, blacks, immigrants, anyone but themselves. It’s a sad, uninspiring place to exist in.

      I think being gay is what actually saved me from it all.

    • Jmdintpa

      I think Democrats and others ignore how large this feeling is in the country at their own peril. Maybe in the end if we make it to the other side the silver lining will be to expose all this bigotry and hate and shine the light on these roaches.
      Then start us on this discussion and path forward together leaving that and those like that behind.

      • CJAS

        Yes. But it’s has been “successfully” ignored for five decades. And now all of our institutions (media, politics in particular) are afraid of looking at the problem. I take you back to last election day when the truth was told and the denials that ensued.

        • BobSF_94117

          It was most certainly not ignored for five decades. The last five decades were four decades of remarkable progress in race relations. Without the propaganda coming out of Fox and the GOP we would have had a fifth decade of progress.

          • CJAS

            Did we agreed when she said that the 2016 election was “white supremacy’s last stand”? The Republicans have used racsim (The Southern Strategy) to dominate state legislatures and control congress and the presidency more often than not. So what exactly does “remarkable progress in race relations” mean?

    • Marty Pavelka

      This is frightening to me. All of it. I can’t process this stuff kind of stuff:
      “Everybody I talk to,” he said, “realizes it’s not Trump who’s dragging
      his feet. Trump’s probably the most diligent, hardest-working president
      we’ve ever had in our lifetimes. It’s not like he sleeps in till noon
      and goes golfing every weekend, like the last president did.”

      “Ninety-nine percent of the time I watch Fox,” he said. “Sometimes I’ll
      be sitting there listening to all this Fox stuff, and I’ll say, ‘Maybe
      they aren’t right, maybe I’ll flip to CNN’—but every time I’ve found
      that Fox has been correct, and CNN is definitely fake news.”

      Really? My gods. People with these attitudes will be the death of this country.

      Folks better get themselves to the polls and vote.

  • hdtex
  • Blake J Butler

    Who would have though that pandering to white supremacists that marched this summer with tiki torches they bought at their nearest big box home improvement store, would result in a loss.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Beware of even more suppression of the vote, election day shenanigans and tampering with vote tallies in 2018.

    • Chucktech

      With more than a little help from our friend-skis.

  • Tom Mears

    Is his name, Doocy, pronounced like
    douchey (as a feminine hygiene) -or-
    dookie (like a kid referring to #2)

    • MikeBx2

      Either is appropriate.

    • Treant

      Why limit yourself? Doocy is a douchey dookie.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “Doocy, douchey dookie.”

        5x, real fast.

        Consider gauntlet thrown.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          (while “douche-dookie” is another thing entirely.)

  • Steverino

    “Conservative populism.” Lol.

    Is that what the kids are calling fascism, nowadays?

  • edrex

    sharp analysis, fox. let’s go with that.

  • Blake J Butler
    • It ain’t perfect, but a whole lot of folks got used to having health insurance & access to healthcare, and the Republican party & Trump have made it abundantly clear they want to take it away.

      Funny how that’ll motivate people.

      • Chucktech

        Obamacare was our first, meager stab at a 21st century update of one of the functions of government as outlined in the Preamble to the Constitution: Promote the General Welfare.

    • Snarkaholic

      Now that the haters have been presented with the alternative (leeches – of all types – and early, excruciating death), Obamacare is starting to sound like a bottle of cold Mad Dog on a hot day!

      • Rob NYNY

        Fun fact to know and tell: Mad Dog is kosher. It’s made by Mogen David.

  • Megrim Twist

    Why yes, yes, Foxtards, you are absolutely right, right … uh huh … yes, let’s stay with that … hmmm … ummm hmmm …

  • Bambino
    • Blake J Butler

      And look token blacks like omarosa clones coming to celebrate baby huey for his failed presidency that never took off and has sunk to lower depths barely a year in.

    • Chucktech

      How utterly pathetic…

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Virginians saw trumps populism in full uncensored glory in charlottesville, and virginia voters rejected it

  • Lawerence Collins

    The majority of Democratic wins were Democratic Progressives!
    Voters picked these progressive candidates because so many know first hand the struggles going in all over this country.
    Our first Transgender candidate winner, is a strong progressive woman.

    • Chucktech

      Our first Transgender candidate winner, is a strong progressive woman.

      And considering whom she vanquished, God-addled, fag hating Bob Marshal, it’s just that more delicious.

  • Jim Maloney

    Let them think that.

  • justme

    Poor poor white America.. This is the legacy that could have been…One racial group who embraced the future and handed it off to the next..

    YOU chose poorly…, and were lead poorly

  • gaycuckhubby

    Yes Please! I hope this is the Republican takeaway!!

  • coram nobis

    That’s right, GOP. Embrace your inner Donald. No wonder a lot of longtime congressmen are getting in the lifeboats. The difference this time is that the original Titanic wasn’t trying to ram icebergs.

    • AmeriCanadian

      “Inner Donald”. I predict that this will enter the lexicon in a few short years to refer to over-the-top narcissists, becoming even more widely used than, say, “santorum”.

      • David Walker

        But really…what can top santorum? Or should that be bottom?

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I’m surprised they’re taking time away from obsessing over Donna Brazile and the Clinton campaign’s funding of the pee-dossier to even acknowledge a loss.

    • Karl Dubhe

      With her latest rant, I’m suspecting a medical issue.

      I hope she gets the help she needs, and I’m sorry for her loss.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Bless her heart.

        • Karl Dubhe


    • Tomcat

      That’s alright because Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe has picked up the slack of bashing Hillary in the past few days.

  • Karl Dubhe

    The Right Wing has a purity patrol too?

    Let the purges begin! I suggest we start by feeding everyone prunes. We’ll work our way up to the strongest available purgatives.

    We can use the matter to fertilize the weed fields. Who could object to that?

    • David Walker

      The weeds.

      • Karl Dubhe

        We can smoke the weed. 🙂 Or turn it into hemp clothing, if it’s Yankee ditch weed.

        But I should think it would produce some good shit from all the bad shit.

  • Dagoril

    Looks like Fox takes their Talking Points straight from Breitbart now.

    • Tomcat


  • Gerry Fisher

    Ummm, conservatives! The independents and moderates didn’t bend juuust enough in Trump’s direction to elect him because of “conservative populism.” They did it because they liked him on the Apprentice (“he speaks his mind…he makes me laugh”), they thought he’d bring some kind of business savvy to the job (bwah, ha, haaaa), and/or he’d be an outsider who would be the political equivalent of a “Hail Mary” pass. (Add in a healthy dose of misogyny toward his opponent.) As soon as they find out that there’s no there there–that the emperor has no clothes–you’re toast. You’re left with a rabid base who’ve been abandoned by the moderates.

    For most Americans, there is no mandate, here. If they voted tRump, it was “Let’s just hope he can shake things up and get something done.” Kinda vague. Kinda not at all likely.

    • And some might hold to traditionally centrist positions…but were also racists and misogynists and saw supporting Trump as a personal affirmation they themselves aren’t bad people for believing the same things.

      Except they are bad people.

      • Gerry Fisher

        Yep. We Dems get criticized for being a hodge podge of “identity politics” groups, but they’re got quite the cobbled together coalition going themselves. Gillespie wasn’t as skilled a con man as Cheetolini, so he couldn’t drag in as many non-deplorables.

  • KnownDonorDad

    “conservative populism” = white ethno-nationalism

    • boatboy_srq

      CoPo is the new NaZi.

      • KnownDonorDad

        Good acronym.

  • margaretpoa

    Go right on believing that until at least 2021

  • boobert

    Now fox isn’t pro republican , just pro moron! How can people take them seriously?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Taylor Bixler

      And served with sexual assault. Just ask the blonde in the middle…

      • Chucktech

        But she wrote a Thank You letter to Roger the Pig Ailes 20 years ago…

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        ass’salt’ ewwww

        Sorry, I just couldn’t pas it up. 🙂

  • Oh, Parker

    What happened last night is something the GOP and the Faux News crowd has obviously misread. There’s a lesson for them that they refuse to learn, and one I hope they never do.

  • Taylor Bixler
  • Nic Peterson

    Ingraham, playing the part of a broken watch, proclaims wisely that there is no middle ground with ‘conservative populism’. Or as we used to call it when it was universally reviled: fascism.

    Keep an eye out folks, she could be correct once more today.

  • TexasBoy

    Waiting on the to claim that it was because several hundred thousand illegal aliens voted, or because the folks residing in a cemetery voted.

    • Barry William Teske

      This just in:

      Probe deadpans the room.
      Where did everybody go?

  • Talisman
  • Halou

    Because that’s why more people voted Dem, is it? Conservatives aren’t conservative enough, let’s vote liberal!

  • Galvestonian

    Ummmmmm … Yo, Trumpizzi … It has nothing to do with your pisspot asshole phrasing of whatever the hell you’re blovating. People just do NOT like you and your Trump version of politics ( erasing everything our last President accompolished ) — and to me personally, you’re a lazy egotistical bigoted & grossly stupid moron that is selling out our country for your personal gain, You don’t really give a good goddamn for anyone or anything except yourself, money and what you perceive as power.

    As President of the United States of America you think yourself an absolute monarch but that isn’t the way it works so you’re frustrated and afraid of being found out for the absolute shit loser that you really are. However, like the blood thirsty tick you really are, a diseased insect that has his head buried in the veins of the American public, it’s going to take some real digging to pry you out of the system and show the world how Democracy really works.

    • Kissmagrits

      Easy method for lifting ticks: A drop or two of lighter fluid.
      But, most of Trump’s voters will probably resort to using
      an ice pick while shouting “Benghazi…”

  • Patrick

    Yeah because you know if they reach out to Donald he will have their back boy. he always has the back of those that support him ——NOT

  • colo303

    Because we all know how well it goes when one goes to one side of the spectrum of extremism.

  • Cuberly Deux

    “She also suggested that Gillespie should have campaigned more vigorously on keeping up Confederate memorial statues and “law and order.”

    Even some GOPers thought the racism platform Gillespie was running on was way over the line. How far is far enough? Public executions?

    • boatboy_srq


  • Puck

    There can’t be a blood bath cuz trump in the previous story said they are having the wins! lol

  • boatboy_srq

    Um, no. Roem beat Marshall. This election was not a rejection of “establishment moderates”.

  • Lame excuse. Whether or not a candidate “embraced” 45, a republican’t is a republican’t after all. I don’t think there is any such thing as a “moderate” republican’t. Not in 2017.

  • CraigNJ

    Yesterday my county (Somerset, NJ) elected the first democrat to county-wide office since 1979!

  • SFBruce

    Elsewhere on Fox News, Peter Doocy, Steve’s son, reported Gillespie got the second most votes of any Virginia gubernatorial candidate in its history. Unfortunately for Gillespie, but fortunately for us, Northam got the most votes of any gubernatorial candidate. Gillespie didn’t underperform; he actually did pretty well, but Northam very much overperformed.

    Fox & Friends will continue to peddle the fact-free version of reality that their views want, and that certainly includes there number one viewer. But if F&F wants to try and convince all Republicans to be more like Trump, I’m OK with that.

  • JCF

    “She also suggested that Gillespie should have campaigned more vigorously
    on keeping up Confederate memorial statues and “law and order.””

    Any more vigorously, and every Gillespie rally would have concluded w/ a cross-burning!

  • -M-

    Where by “conservative populism” they mean batshit crazy. And where “embrace the leader” means swear absolute unqualified fealty to dear Fuhrer, and “law and order” means ‘show them darkies who’s boss’.

  • andrew

    There really are no moderate Republicans anymore, just conservatives who don’t want to be associated with the asshole Trump.

  • JAKvirginia

    Trump wasn’t rejected Tuesday. Republicanism, as it is today, was rejected. Food for thought.