Linky Friday: Midterms 2018

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Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire.

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  1. Avatar LeeEsq says:

    Mt20: I don’t get opinion pieces like this. Anybody who even pays the smallest attention to politics should be able to determine that people across the political spectrum believe that the world is in a state of flux. From a left-liberal perspective, we have Far Right populists movements winning elections across the democratic globe. We have the President of the United States arguing that he can change the Constitution by royal degree. There is unprecedented levels of interference in voting rights by Republicans to maintain power. The right side of politics is animated by what they are animated about.

    But then you get opinion pieces like this that ignore everything that is happening because of some statistics. These are economics above all people that hate politics. They just want it all to go away.Report

  2. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    Turns out inviting a defrocked fake rabbi to an event is a good way to turn off lots of your fellow Jewish Michiganers,

    https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/11/lena-epstein-fake-rabbi-pence-michigan-jewish-voters.html

    Especially when the defrocked fake rabbi is a Republican partisan.Report

  3. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Mt1- It’s typical that ‘everything you need to know’ includes nothing about the county/city level contests.Report

  4. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    The more I read about this, the more it depresses me. How did they think this was a good idea? Have they drunk the Kool-Aid that much?

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/11/jacob-wohl-jack-burkman-robert-mueller-smear.htmlReport

    • Avatar greginak in reply to Saul Degraw says:

      Being rock stupid and massive desperation is a bad combo. They probably didn’t think it was a good idea. It was the only thing they could think of.Report

      • Avatar Saul Degraw in reply to greginak says:

        What I find interesting and disturbing is the number of conservatives who are smart enough to figure out how to grift other fellow travelers but seemingly also believe in the Kool-Aid.

        There is a part of me that wants to believe that they are trolling and scamming but they might have thought they could really get away with this or calculated that getting caught did not matter for wingnut welfare.Report

        • Avatar Jesse in reply to Saul Degraw says:

          I actually have seen smarter right-leaning people on specific message boards basically upset that the Democrat’s in charge of campaigns actually believe in the Democratic Party as opposed to most people in charge of the post-Citizen’s United GOP fundraising arm, which largely exist as a way to bilk senior citizens out of money.

          I forget the exact numbers, but an immense amount of money that might’ve actually helped the GOP in other elections have basically gone to scams as opposed to Democrat’s. Now, Democratic operatives might be incompetent at times, but unlike the GOP operatives, they aren’t straight bilking people out of their cash.Report

    • Wohl, in addition to being a jackass, recently went to Russia and is tied into their troll networks. Report

    • Avatar Morat20 in reply to Saul Degraw says:

      I suspect he’s after a pardon.

      He’s the one the SEC barred from ever trading again, due to some light felony action a few years ago.

      Which led to the best part of that little “news conference” wherein Berkman was praising Wohl as being a “prodigy and genius like Mozart” (something like that) and someone in the audience shouted “You can’t even open an eTrade account!”.

      Unless I’ve reversed them.

      In any case, they’re tripling down on the stupid.Report

  5. Avatar Chip Daniels says:

    Man, I hate being right all the time.

    Here is National Review with their installment of “Well Actually, the 14th Amendment Doesn’t Mandate Birthright CitizenshipReport

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