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Old 08-11-2022, 06:22 PM
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Welcome to your dumping ground for news, commentary and shitposting re: 2022 U.S. elections!

Beto O'Rourke is the Democratic nominee for governor of Texas, running against Republican incumbent and all-around shitbag Greg Abbott. Beto is not going to be governor of Texas, but he's gonna have a damned fine time between now and November. Here he motherfucks a wingnut during a town hall.

Here in Colorado, it's not uncommon to see a disconnect between hardcore party activists - the people who go to every monthly meeting of their county party, get themselves elected as delegate to all the various district, state and congressional assemblies, etc. - and the non-hardcore shlubs who basically just register as a member of a party and vote in primaries and general elections. So it was with Republicans this year. Every last crackhead trumpanzee whackjob running for statewide office won big among the party hardcore at the GOP state assembly. All those crackhead trumpanzee whackjobs lost their primary elections.

That's not to say that the Republicans who won their primary races are prizes or anything. Heidi Ganahl, the GOP nominee for governor and the only Republican in the current crop who's actually won a statewide race - was asked early on whether Biden won the 2020 presidential elections and derided the reporter for asking such a "divisive question." She's also picked an election denier nut as her running mate. That guy is now busy telling people that he is not now and never was an election denier. Badass political reporters Kyle Clark and Marshall Zellinger, who now both work for the same teevee station in Denver, are not letting him get away with it.

Anyhoo, in this time of utter lunacy, it's almost comforting to see some old school Republican claptrap making a comeback. Here we see Ganahl talking about how she wants to eliminate the state income tax (the governor can't eliminate the state income tax), not increase any other tax, and still fix our rapidly degrading roads. You know, cuz fixing existing roads and building new ones is totally free.
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Old 08-12-2022, 06:50 PM
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Here you'll find a children's treasury of election denier and deny-curious Republican gubernatorial candidates.
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and deny-curious
Absolutely none of them have any curiosity at all. (They are, if you like, right-wing bimbos - rimbos, let's say.)

We need another word. Closet deniers? Deny-both-siders? Truth-averse?
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Old 08-12-2022, 07:23 PM
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Old 08-17-2022, 10:45 PM
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Pat Toomey (R-Pa) is retiring from the U.S. Senate. Vying for the seat are John Fetterman (D), the state's lieutenant governor, and Mehmet Oz, who by all accounts was once a skilled, respected thoracic surgeon who went on to make a fortune promoting quackery on his Oprah-produced teevee show. Oz, the Trump-backed candidate, won the GOP primary by less than a thousand votes while Fetterman won the Dem primary going away.

The entertainment value of this campaign has thus far been sky high. Until recently, Fetterman was laid up at home recovering from the stroke he suffered in May. Despite the infirmity, he's been beating Oz like a rented mule. All the polls I've seen have Fetterman ahead by double digits.

Of course, it's not just the beating but the way in which it's happening. Fetterman and/or the twisted geniuses running his campaign's social media have gotten vast amounts of mileage out of portraying Oz as a New Jersey carpetbagger. Any time Oz posts pics of himself at some beloved Pennsylvania locale, he'll get some sort of Welcome to PA message from Fetterman. Here's a personal favorite, an old-school billboard. See also Pro tip: don't film an ad for your PA Senate campaign from your mansion in New Jersey. And regarding Oz's claim to Second Amendment bona fides by virtue of being a lifelong hunter, We totally believe you dude.

And then there's the "crudites," OMFG, the "crudites." Mashing up the names of two distinct grocery store chains didn't really bolster ol' Mehmet's suggestion that he really and for true knows grocery shopping. The ad got Fetterman's campaign a half-mill in contributions in about a day.

Things are sure to get ugly when the wingnut dark money begins to flow in earnest, but for now this race is everything a fella could have hoped for.
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Crudite references and memes have been my primary source of entertainment for at least the past 48 hours. I really just can't get enough of it.
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I hope Beto has at least a punchers chance of upending Abbott. Also hope Fetterman curb stomps Oz, and Ryan beats out Vance.
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The clown show got what it's long wanted back in June when SCOTUS shot down Roe. Before that, I was pretty sure the GOP was taking both houses of Congress. Now? I confess harboring a faint hope that the Dems might not just hold the Senate but gain enough seats that Chuck Schumer can occasionally flip off Joe Manchin and/or Kyrsten Sinema.

After all, spending decades actively recruiting every stupid, bugfuck crazy, violent, sociopathic shitbag you can find into your "big tent" party should have, you know, consequences.

I keep trying to do a write-up on the Georgia U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Rafael Warnock, an intelligent, effective, caring public servant, and Herschel Walker, arguably the stupidest, least honest, most mentally unstable person who's ever lived. When I get to the part about the race being a dead heat, I inevitably rage-quit the posting attempt.
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And I'M the one that's done the 180?
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Yeah, call me crazy but the solution for less school shootings isn't giving more people guns.
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I thought he was holding up a pair of his own drawers at first.
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Check your registrations. Again.

Activists Flood Election Offices With Challenges

Use your favourite paywall end run, you cheapskates.
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Will using my favourite paywall enable me to register successfully this time?
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You're sure the problem isn't using the correct spelling of "favourite"?
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It's a tale told by an idiot, full of derp and furries, signifying lulz.

CO GOP gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl, who started blabbering about "furries" in public schools on Sept. 24 and hasn't stopped since, is heading for an electoral beat-down of epic proportions at the hands of incumbent Dem Jared Polis.

ETA: Holy fucking mackerel, she just can't shut up about this shit.
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Here's some grand news for Dr. Oz, who in addition to being a tone-deaf and incompetent campaigner is a complete piece of shit. For compare-and-contrast purposes, see Fetterman + doggos.
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Well you might be 0 for three on that one.

I hope he curb stomps Oz, too. And after he does that I hope he ends up in the hospital himself.

This is one of the nicer articles about the disatrous debate.

Fetterman struggles during TV debate with Oz - POLITICO
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If Fetterman wins this election, it will be proof positive of election rigging. I can't wait. I almost hope he wins.
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Wow you really are deep in it aren't you. It was literally a 50-50 shot before this debate. If the debate went as you said Oz maybe pulled ahead. But unless he is ahead by at least 20 points then you are just delusional to think that Fetterman couldn't win without some conspiracy.
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If Fetterman wins this election, it will be proof positive of election rigging. I can't wait. I almost hope he wins.
Wow you really are deep in it aren't you. It was literally a 50-50 shot before this debate. If the debate went as you said Oz maybe pulled ahead. But unless he is ahead by at least 20 points then you are just delusional to think that Fetterman couldn't win without some conspiracy.
I'm delusional? did you see that man struggle to even comprehend what was being said, and that is WITH months of prep and computer assistance? It really shouldn't surprise me given the exploitation of the commander in chief at the hands of his constituents, but still. It's just fucking sad.
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