Post New Article

Blue suicide: Dem governors
will pay a huge price in November
for unnecessarily long lockdowns

Original Article

Posted By: Magnante, 5/9/2020 7:28:50 AM

Some of the most populous states in the country – blue states dominated by Democrats – plan to continue the economic carnage of full lockdowns for a long, long time. Gavin Newsom of California promises no return to normal until a vaccine is developed, which could be never (snip) Apparently, the political theory is that poor people support Democrats at the polls, so impoverishing most people means permanent majorities keeping them in power. Meanwhile some red states like South Dakota and Wyoming never locked down their entire states, while others are now reopening step-by-step

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40 5/9/2020 7:47:46 AM (No. 405711)
To Liberals there are only two classes. The rulers and the ruled - the 'Nomenklatura' and the masses. "Citizens will be driven to poverty and dependence on government handouts" says it all.
16 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: MMC 5/9/2020 8:03:06 AM (No. 405727)
I hope the Blue Gov of Michigan suffers with legal challenges including removal from office. The draconian measures she instituted have unnecessarily killed off small businesses- and the medical community. Sadly, Michigan population is 52% in Detroit Metro Area.. they will keep her in power.
23 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: MrDeplorable 5/9/2020 8:17:54 AM (No. 405744)
Flu Klux Klan is the name I suggest we call the people who would politicize the Covid-19 against us Deplorables.
15 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: lftrn97 5/9/2020 8:30:47 AM (No. 405757)
Boy, the Federal reps from these states seem to be really quiet...quarantined don't you know.
10 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man 5/9/2020 8:32:09 AM (No. 405758)
I hope Lifson is right, but don't count on it. The media is playing up the "they're crazy and dangerous" meme the dimocrats are purveying about red states that re-open. Dimocrats never seem to "pay a price at the polls" which helps explain why they do the things they do -- because they can.
19 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: GO3 5/9/2020 8:34:07 AM (No. 405760)
Heck, #4, my state senator and rep have been really quiet and they're both Republicans. I guess they are fine with all of this nonsense.
11 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: Krause 5/9/2020 8:35:11 AM (No. 405762)
They hate Trump so they are going to bankrupt their states, basically.
19 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: NorthernDog 5/9/2020 8:43:54 AM (No. 405774)
When Georgia started to reopen 2 weeks ago the Democrats predicted a massive wave of deaths. So far the new infection rate and deaths are the same as during the lockdown, and largely confined to specific counties.
18 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: msjena 5/9/2020 8:51:59 AM (No. 405780)
Will they? In Michigan, possibly, but Whitmer was just elected two years ago. She has two years for people to forget. In Illinois, the voters are brain-dead and will vote for anyone with a D by their name.
21 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: franq 5/9/2020 9:01:13 AM (No. 405790)
My thoughts too, #9. Depends on the election cycle. Some may have time to do more damage, short of a recall.
4 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Watlines1 5/9/2020 9:01:57 AM (No. 405792)
Read that mayors in Michigan's key cities of grand rapids, holland, traverse city, and kalamazoo are planning to "open for business" on may 15 ... freedom day. Can it be true?
7 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Lawsy0 5/9/2020 9:05:44 AM (No. 405794)
I hope all of them have to get real jobs and do some real work. State and city governments pay about as well as private industries, but most of these has-been con artists have name recognition. Surely there is a private country club in need of a maître d’hôtel. Just think, formal dress every day!
2 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: Highlander 5/9/2020 9:09:19 AM (No. 405797)
Gavin Newsom ordered all balloting by mail in November. I don’t think it’s going to work out for us here in California.
4 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: 66Strat 5/9/2020 10:08:27 AM (No. 405876)
Vote fraud totally nullifies the need for good policy and effective government. Dems do what they want and never worry they will pay even the slightest price at the polls. GOP needs to go to war for election integrity or the US will never recover.
12 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: GoodDeal 5/9/2020 10:09:05 AM (No. 405877)
Nutcase should keep us on lockdown until there is a cure for the common cold, cancer, and stupidity.
3 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Chuzzles 5/9/2020 10:48:39 AM (No. 405936)
Not just unnecessary, but unconstitutional which makes their actions illegal. They had the right to do the shut down, but that right only lasts as long as the crisis does. The crisis is pretty much over in most of the nation except for maybe 3-4 states. All run by blue governors by the way. Problem right now is, these governors might be opening, but the restrictions they are applying are actually backhanded ways of keeping it all going.
6 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: worried 5/9/2020 11:01:18 AM (No. 405961)
Does anyone here agree with the headline? Knowing democrats, and what they will put up with as long as there is a "D" after their names? Sorry, Mr. Lifson, but I can't see them changing their ways for something as picayune as this. /S
6 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: mc squared 5/9/2020 12:12:04 PM (No. 406056)
For the Dem lockdowns to work they must convince voters that it's Trump's fault. Most people have no idea of Federalism and that the Governors determine strategy. Remember when W was condemned because he didn't call out the Louisiana National Guard for Katrina ?
4 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: bobmadison 5/9/2020 12:39:54 PM (No. 406087)
In Red State Louisiana, our Dem. Gov. is hiring 250 'Social Checkers," or, as we call them, "Social Police," to spy on us. Unfortunately, he was just re-elected in 2019 against a weak Repub. candidate. We are living in frightening, scary times.
2 people like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 5/9/2020 12:42:12 PM (No. 406091)
The way Democrats are all doubling down on lies and on their fascistic lockdowns, it appears they feel confident their vote fraud tactics will assure they win no matter what.
3 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: Smart11344 5/9/2020 1:12:12 PM (No. 406133)
We can only hope for that to happen in November. VOTE them out.
2 people like this.

Reply 22 - Posted by: RuckusTom 5/9/2020 2:30:16 PM (No. 406209)
These governors will be called heroes and elected again - "if it saves just one life!" Do you really think California will elect another republican as governor or senator again?
2 people like this.

Reply 23 - Posted by: NYbob 5/9/2020 3:16:48 PM (No. 406248)
Really? Who do the voters choose instead? In order to lose the rat governors have to face an opponent. I don't see alternatives making the news and there is NO state level Republican party in NY worth a dime. Donald Trump is a wild card. Someone rich enough, smart enough and tough enough to take on the rat political establishment and play the rat media to his own ends. There aren't many, if any, like him ready to step up and if there are, the RINO cowards who seem to infest Republicans at the power levels, won't lift a finger to help them. The last time the Thug of NY had a worthy opponent who could have defeated him, the Republican party went out of their way to avoid supporting the Republican candidate. The quislings are worse than the rats.
2 people like this.

Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 5/10/2020 1:24:27 AM (No. 406624)
I don't think the governor can order massive, fundamental changes to voting. THAT needs be challenged in court, and slapped down HARD.
1 person likes this.

Reply 25 - Posted by: judy 5/10/2020 6:07:24 AM (No. 406685)
Dems used to be for the working class, now the working class are protesting to return to work???? My guess is dems will lose votes due to the radical democrat governors.
1 person likes this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "Magnante"
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by Magnante"
Refusing to let the media define
the Ahmaud Arbery narrative
13 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/13/2020 7:31:56 AM Post Reply
In the Ahmaud Arbery case, the media, as always, are theorizing in advance of the data, and they are doing so in service to a divisive racial agenda. The undisputed facts (excluding the inevitably self-interested statements from the men arrested) are as follows: Travis McMichael shot 24-year-old Arbery. The question is whether it was self-defense, manslaughter or murder. Greg and Travis McMichaels (father and son) are white, while Arbery was black. Videos show Arbery entering a home under construction and Arbery inside the construction site. (snip) What’s happening now is reminiscent of the George Zimmerman matter.
Deliver Us from Evil Democrats 12 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/13/2020 5:42:49 AM Post Reply
Despite 30 million Americans losing their jobs, domestic violence and suicides on the rise, Democrats and fake news media are terrifying Americans into believing the lockdown must continue. These evil people are fully committed to using the coronavirus to stop Trump's reelection. I scratch my head thinking, “Don't these wacko leftists realize that if they destroy America, their livelihood is destroyed as well?” Democrats and fake news media's hatred for Trump and his voters and their desire to block him from making America great again, again, overrules logic.
Grennell’s latest declassification
a strong hint that Obamagate
prosecution will include spying
on Trump campaign
16 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/12/2020 8:59:07 AM Post Reply
The true scope of the Obama administration’s abuse of federal law enforcement and national security organs to spy on political enemies is going to come out as part of the Durham investigation. That’s the implication of a move by Interim Director of National Intelligence Ric Grennell late yesterday (snip) the unmasking was not of Flynn, but rather of the Trump campaign officials who communicated electronically with Flynn. (snip) In other words, a vast spy operation on the campaign of a political enemy – dwarfing Watergate in scale and importance – apparently was underway.
Heat: Greenie king Elon Musk
holds California's petty tyrants'
feet to the fire
17 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/12/2020 8:54:13 AM Post Reply
Elon Musk, CEO and founder of greenie auto manufacturer Tesla Motors, has stuck a thumb in the eye of California's petty tyrants. (snip) Unlike Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther who was basically a small fry, drawing global attention because of the disproportionate power of state slammed onto her for just trying to feed her family, Musk is a big fish, an innovator, a celeb, a hip greenie progressive, and the CEO of a closely watched publicly traded company that's one of the state's largest employers
Seth Rich Refuses to Stay Buried 21 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/11/2020 5:48:37 AM Post Reply
“I am reliably informed that the NSA or its partners intercepted at least some of the communications between Mr. Rich and Wikileaks,” wrote attorney Ty Clevenger in a startling letter last week to Richard Grennell, Interim Director of National Intelligence. Clevenger represents Ed Butowsky, a high-profile author and financial adviser who dared to ask questions about the late Seth Rich and was sued for his troubles. (snip) In the real world, most killers have a reason. Those who fire two shots and take nothing from the victim always do. In the major newsrooms, journalists have been perversely keen on not knowing what this reason was.
Is Trump warning us of a
big break about
the Steele Dossier’s origins?
16 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/11/2020 5:44:12 AM Post Reply
When Trump tweets out an article with the message “Wow, this is BIG!” it’s wise to pay attention. (snip) Under oath, Podesta claimed that “I’ve subsequently learned that [Perkins Coie] had contracted with Fusion during the course of the campaign, but I didn’t know that during the campaign.” However, a short time later, in response to a different question, Podesta admitted that the campaign, along with the DNC, had paid for Fusion GPS’s work
Chuck Todd grievously misquoted
Bill Barr on Meet the Press
14 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/11/2020 5:39:14 AM Post Reply
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd included a very short clip of a statement Attorney General Bill Barr made during an interview with Catherine Herridge. In its abbreviated form, the quotation made it sound as if Barr intended to use the Big Brother technique of controlling history by consigning to the waste bin anything countering the official narrative. In reality, Barr said quite the opposite, standing up for justice and the rule of law. (snip) the statement is so clear that it’s difficult to imagine anyone misinterpreting it, but that’s nevertheless what Chuck Todd did on Sunday when he had Peggy Noonan on his show
AP revises its stylebook
to outlaw the use of the word
‘mistress.’ Hilarity ensues
27 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/10/2020 9:15:09 AM Post Reply
When it comes to dictating how the news shall be presented to the American public, the Associated Press stylebook plays a key role (snip) On Friday, the AP suddenly announced that the word “mistress” is doubleplusungood. "We now say not to use the archaic and sexist term "mistress" for a woman in a long-term sexual relationship with, and financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else." (snip) Professor Margot Cleveland quickly and brilliantly figured out why this change was announced now: "So apparently AP thinks @SenKamalaHarris will be Biden's pick and they're making sure everyone know proper language to use in discussing her political rise to power."
Obama is panicking 33 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/10/2020 9:08:06 AM Post Reply
After seeming years of silence, and plenty of billionaire vacays, President Obama is on the warpath. Here's what the Washington Post is reporting: Former president Barack Obama shared deep worries Friday about the Justice Department’s decision to drop its prosecution of ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn (snip) The release of congressional interview transcripts, the declassification of some elements of the DoJ Inspector General investigation, and the news of the FISA warrant abuses on Carter Page, as well as the railroading of Gen. Michael Flynn, pretty well tell a story of Obama being the big power behind all of these legal abuses
Blue suicide: Dem governors
will pay a huge price in November
for unnecessarily long lockdowns
25 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/9/2020 7:28:50 AM Post Reply
Some of the most populous states in the country – blue states dominated by Democrats – plan to continue the economic carnage of full lockdowns for a long, long time. Gavin Newsom of California promises no return to normal until a vaccine is developed, which could be never (snip) Apparently, the political theory is that poor people support Democrats at the polls, so impoverishing most people means permanent majorities keeping them in power. Meanwhile some red states like South Dakota and Wyoming never locked down their entire states, while others are now reopening step-by-step
News Flash: DOJ Targeted
Other Conservatives
6 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/9/2020 4:37:04 AM Post Reply
A friend emailed me recently to say that on May 1st, in his opening monologue, Tucker Carlson made the statement, ”You don’t want to live in a society where the most powerful agency in government imprisons people it doesn’t like. That is horrifying.” (snip) what happened to Flynn is so similar to what happened to Steve, my husband – former pit bull Republican congressman from Texas. (snip) [Sidney]Powell told radio host Bill Martinez, “If the government wants you in prison, you will go to prison. It doesn’t matter whether you are innocent or not. … Look what has happened to Congressman Steve Stockman.”
The Five Worst Types
of Virtue-Signaling
4 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/8/2020 8:30:53 AM Post Reply
Virtue-signaling is one of the lowest forms of opportunism, but not all attempts are equal. Here are the five worst types: 1. Virtue-signaling the implausible, for cheap applause In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed concerns about the potential economic damage of banning citizens from working by claiming, "if everything we can do saves just one life, I'll be happy." (snip) 2. Virtue-signaling their battle against invisible enemies When Elizabeth Warren chastises racism for murdering Michael Brown, she is capitalizing on the perfect virtue-signaling opportunity.
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Women Reporters Unite With Weijia Jiang
Against Trump’s Racist & Sexist
Media Attacks
48 replies
Posted by MindMadeUp 5/12/2020 11:59:02 AM Post Reply
On Monday, President Trump abruptly ended a press conference out of what seemed like sheer discomfort over questions coming from one particular reporter — a reporter whose name Trump has already dragged in the mud... (clip) This isn’t the first time that Trump has attacked women or refused to answer perfectly reasonable questions.
Howard Stern Attacks Trump Supporters:
‘I Hate You for Voting for Him’
40 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/13/2020 5:10:38 AM Post Reply
SiriusXM radio talk show host Howard Stern on Tuesday said he hates President Donald Trump’s supporters and claimed the president himself also harbors contempt for his own base. “One thing Donald loves is celebrities, he loves the famous,” Stern told his listeners. “He loves it. He loves to be in the mix.” “The oddity in all of this is the people Trump despises most, love him the most,” the shock jock continued. “The people who are voting for Trump for the most part … he wouldn’t even let them in a f**king hotel. He’d be disgusted by them. Go to Mar-a-Lago, see if there are any people who look like you.
A Time to Hate 40 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/12/2020 4:21:11 AM Post Reply
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; (Snip)Through eight years, I accepted the rules of the game. Obama was president. He won fair and square because the Republicans serially put up two milquetoast opponents who were incapable of offering a vision
Klobuchar: ‘It’s Going to Be Wrath on My
Republican Colleagues’ if No Funding in
Next Coronavirus Bill for Vote-by-Mail
38 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/12/2020 8:22:04 AM Post Reply
Offer states vote-by-mail or else says Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). That was the message from the Minnesota Democrat during an appearance on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show on Sunday. According to Klobuchar, making funds available was necessary given the threat of COVID-19, and therefore funding must be included in future coronavirus legislation. “We’ve got to get this done in this next package to get funding to the states so that you don’t have that situation where people in garbage bags and homemade masks are standing in line in the rain like we saw in Wisconsin while the President of the United States could simply request a mail-in ballot from Palm Beach, Florida,
Maxine Waters: Trump, Protesters ‘Should Be
Ashamed’—We Don’t Want Businesses
Opened Back Up’
35 replies
Posted by Imright 5/12/2020 5:59:51 PM Post Reply
Monday night on Spectrum News 1’s “Inside the Issues,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said President Donald Trump and the lockdown protesters should be ashamed of themselves for pressuring governors to reopen their states. Waters said, “You know our governors are under great stress. The protests that have been organized, the protests trying to intimidate our governors to open up everything are protests where the people participating in that should be ashamed of themselves. They should not be encouraged in any way. They should not be encouraged from the top leadership of this country to go out and do that.”
Democrats' coronavirus bill would
eliminate states' voter ID requirement
31 replies
Posted by Ribicon 5/12/2020 3:36:18 PM Post Reply
Tucked inside House Democrats’ new coronavirus bill is language that would create a loophole in states’ voter ID requirements, allowing people to cast ballots without having to prove who they are. While the crux of the bill, revealed Tuesday, is a massive injection of taxpayer aid for states, localities and federal agencies dealing with the virus, Democrats also tackled some of their long-standing political goals. One section of the bill would require states to allow at least 15 days of in-person early voting before Election Day this year, and to also allow voting by mail for any reason, overriding states
Cheney defends Fauci:
'We need his expertise'
to defeat coronavirus
30 replies
Posted by tisHimself 5/13/2020 5:10:02 AM Post Reply
Cheney defends Fauci: 'We need his expertise' to defeat coronavirus © Greg Nash Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the No. 3 Republican in the House, defended White House coronavirus task force member Anthony Fauci on Tuesday and praised him for the job that he's done during the pandemic. "Dr. Fauci is one of the finest public servants we have ever had. He is not a partisan," the House Republican Conference chair tweeted. "His only interest is saving lives. We need his expertise and his judgment to defeat this virus. All Americans should be thanking him. Every day.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer says sports fans ‘not going to be filling stadiums in the fall’ 28 replies
Posted by MSUDoc 5/13/2020 7:31:45 AM Post Reply
Sports fans in Michigan who are expecting a return to normal in the months ahead from a coronavirus shutdown received some disappointing news Tuesday from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “Life’s going to be different,” Whitmer said, referring to the state’s eventual emergence from her virus-response order. “We’re not going to be filling stadiums in the fall.”
Senate Republicans Will NOT Question
Barack Obama Over Michael
Flynn, Despite Trump Request
28 replies
Posted by Imright 5/12/2020 5:56:22 PM Post Reply
Senate Republicans will investigate the Obama administration’s decision to target national security adviser Michael Flynn following the 2016 presidential election, but they do not intend to subpoena former President Barack Obama or require him to testify in front of a panel, Politico reports. Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told media Tuesday that his committee is prepared to investigate former Obama administration officials, particularly officials affiliated with the Department of Justice, and the FBI over their targeting of Flynn in light of Attorney General William Barr’s decision to drop perjury charges against the former national security advisor. Barack Obama will likely be left off the list
Rudy Giuliani alleges James Comey engaged
in a crime punishable by death penalty
28 replies
Posted by Imright 5/12/2020 12:31:11 PM Post Reply
Presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani did not mince words in an interview Sunday regarding what he believes fired FBI Director James Comey tried to do to his client: Depose him in a soft coup attempt, which is an act of treason punishable by death.In an interview with host John Catsimatidis on his show, “The Cats Roundtable,” the former New York City mayor first offered his insights into the Justice Department’s decision to drop its case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn after it became evident that FBI agents, during the latter days of the Obama administration, attempted to entrap him.Giuliani said that actions taken by Comey —
Democrats' new $3 trillion coronavirus bill
includes $5 MILLION for lawmakers to buy
new laptops and upgrade WiFi to cope with
working remotely
27 replies
Posted by Imright 5/12/2020 6:15:08 PM Post Reply
House offices will receive funding to buy new laptops for themselves and their staffers if the new $3 trillion coronavirus package passes as is, a draft of the legislation revealed Tuesday. In the seventh section of the massive package, there are only two stipulations for financial assistance for the legislative branch, including $5 million to increase technological advances and inventory for members of Congress and their staff. That number will include money to upgrading 'imaging solution' to meet the demand for 'House imaged laptops.'
Reporter Asks Trump Asinine Question: Is
Chinese Food Racist? It Goes Downhill From
27 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/12/2020 7:44:51 AM Post Reply
The media establishment has become an absolute clown show, with CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang cast as the ringleader during Monday’s press briefing circus. Instead of asking President Donald Trump any relevant question as a means to better inform Americans amid the pandemic, Jiang opted for grandstanding with “Is Chinese food racist?” “You’ve said many times that the U.S. is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing. Why does that matter?” Jiang asked. “Why is this a global competition to you if every day, Americans are still losing their lives, and we’re still seeing more cases every day?”
Post New Article