At WaEx, WJ Antle say Biden gets no reprieve from bad poll numbers. Why should he, what has he done to warrant improvement? Also, Paul Bedard reports Biden 20 times more days ‘at or above 58% disapproval’ than Obama.
Matt Vespa at Town Hall cites the AP, 'I Feel Like We're on the Run': The Hatred for Democrats in Rural America Has Reached Biblical Levels. Insty responds IF YOU CALL PEOPLE DEPLORABLE ENOUGH, THEY RETURN THE SENTIMENT . . . “Well, this isn’t exactly a new story. The bleeding has been occurring for years, and Democrats have ignored it." Asked by Marty DiBergi during "This is Spinal Tap" if the band’s fan support was waning because they were having to play smaller arenas than during their last tour, manager Ian Faith insisted it was instead because their audience was now more discriminating. Also, THE RECRIMINATIONS BEGIN: Top Dems blame the Squad for the party’s problems.
“Why it matters: The push to defund the police, rename schools and tear down statues has created a significant obstacle to Democrats keeping control of the House, the Senate and the party’s overall image. . . . House Democrats’ own polling and focus groups show many swing voters think the party is too “preachy,” “judgmental” and “focused on culture wars,” according to documents obtained by Politico. An Axios-Ipsos Latino Poll found crime and gun violence are leading worries for Hispanics, whose once-reliable support for Democrats has cooled in part because of “fears of Democrats embracing socialist policies,” The New York Times reported.”
Capt. Ed at Haut Hair, The Squad's own-goals led Dems down primrose path. "So says Axios’ Mike Allen today, a belated conclusion to an entirely predictable outcome." Politico is pissed that McCarthy picks his path on Cheney: Try to boot her from Congress, "The House Republican leader endorsed Rep. Liz Cheney's primary opponent, hoping to take her out of Congress entirely."
Rick Moran at PJ Media reports on how Democrats Looking to Suspend Federal Gas Tax For the Rest of 2022. But raising the price of gas has been a central goal of the Democrats for years. Matt Margolis at PJ Media VIP, Democrats Are Always Denying Their Platform Until After Elections. Even WaPoo agrees Left-wing ideas ebb ahead of midterms.
On Da Hill Myra Adam claims CPAC's straw poll is the first Trump vs. DeSantis primary. At WaEx, Kimmy Ross says Trump isn't a credible 2024 GOP presidential nominee. AllahPundit at Haut Hair VIP finds a Top GOP strategist: who says If Trump doesn't run, it won't surprise me if there are 20 legit candidates in the 2024 field. Let 20 flowers bloom. Allah's also hopeful, Is Trump at risk of face-planting in Georgia?
At HE, BACK TO THE BASICS: Arizona Lawmakers Seek to Return to Paper Ballots, Hand Counts. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 02.17.22 , at Am Think Robert Bella wonders Can the Democrats Undermine the Midterms? Only if we let them. I&I's Pat Garry explains why The Danger To Democracy Comes From The Left. Mostly.
Trolling for the worlds biggest fish, Tom Winter@Tom_Winter "A New York judge rules that former president Trump as well as his children Don Jr. and Ivanka Trump must sit for a deposition in the civil investigation into the Trump Organization’s finances led by New York Attorney General Letitia James. More at WaPoo, Trump and two of his children must be deposed by N.Y. attorney general, judge rules. The Hawaiian judge of New York?
Elaine Donnelly at Da Fed wonders Why Is The Right Betting The Constitution On An Article V Convention? "If leftists can rig elections, they certainly can rig a constitutional convention. That would be a major disaster." It's certainly crossed my mind.
At the Wa Free Bee, Dem Heavyweights Back BLM Bail Fund That Freed Would-Be Assassin, "Louisville Community Bail Fund freed activist charged with trying to murder Jewish mayoral candidate." Just to make it clear whose side they are really on. Rick Moran at PJ Media thinks You Will Never Guess Who's in Charge of the $60 Million in Black Lives Matter Assets. Mark Elias, the Clinton linked lawyer also tangled in Russiagate. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 02.17.22 , at Twitchy, Tweeter @Oilfield_Rando does what MSM won’t and digs into org that bailed out Quintez Brown — and connects some disturbing dots, back to the Sandinistas and George Soros.
Althouse, notes "I don’t believe in ultimatums. I don’t want nobody giving me one, and I’m not going to give anybody else one." And I have a bridge to sell you.
"I may be disappointed for the rest of my life, but I’m not going to give an ultimatum."
Said Jim Clyburn, who is 81, quoted in "Jim Clyburn saved Biden’s candidacy — and now has the president’s ear on Supreme Court picks/The South Carolina lawmaker has tremendous influence in the White House, and he has made clear he wants the president to nominate U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs to the Supreme Court" (WaPo).
Starting my section on masking, education and culture war with a nod to Wombat-socho's In The Mailbox: 02.17.22, which contributes Louder With Crowder: Mom Shows Maskless Pix Of Hypocrite School Board Members, They Flip Out & Call Security, Legal Insurrection: Biden Surrenders The “War On COVID”, California To Offer Financial Assistance To Would-Be Abortionists, and Strong Support From San Francisco’s Asian Districts Was Key In School Board Recall, The Lid: Always Wrong Fauci Says It’s Time To Move Toward Normalcy, Shark Tank: Eskamani Calls Parental Rights Bill “100% Homophobic”, The Political Hat: School Transparency In Oregon?
At SF Gate, Democrats' internal polling shows swing voters believe party went 'too far'
on COVID. Insty, OLD AND BUSTED: Follow the Scientists. "The New Hotness? Follow the Polling!
Democrats’ internal polling shows swing voters believe party went ‘too far’
on COVID. “The slide deck provides a snapshot into some of Democrats’ strategies as
their outlook for the 2022 midterms
grim.” John Sexton at Haut Hair, DCCC internal polling show majority of voters agree Dems pandemic response
went too far. AllahPundit sighs at Top L.A. Democrat: We're beginning to lose the trust of the people by
keeping our mask mandate in place. It's in place? You wouldn't know it from the Superb Owl. Chris Pandolfo at
Da Blaze, In leaked audio,
CDC director tells lawmakers there will be no changes to school mask
guidance, as Randi Weingarten ordered. City Journal digs in and finds
The Union Map of School Closings, "States where teachers’ unions are strongest have been slowest to get back
to in-person teaching and to lift Covid restrictions on students." From
Illinois House speaker sued after Republican lawmakers ejected for not
wearing masks.Jazz Shaw at Haut Hair notes
The AP dares to ask: Have we reached herd immunity? Via Insty, Reuben Rodriguez@ReubenR80027912
The @ACLUVA is currently suing Glenn Youngkin b/c he’s giving parents the *choice* to mask their kid Imagine telling the ACLU in Oct ‘19 that their org would soon be stridently: -Anti Choice -Pro bureaucratic rule -Pro segregation (vax passports) Life moves pretty fast…
Adam Vicari at Am think he understands The Progressives’ Reverse Midas Touch in Education. Insty, at his NYPo gig claims The left is losing its war on parents, referencing the San Fran recall vote. But at Am Think, Andrea Widburg thinks I wouldn't get too excited about the San Francisco school board vote. It's never wise to bet on San Fran doing anything but crazy. But Kansas? Deleted tweet reveals KNEA, ONEA opposition to transparency. Like cockroaches, by the time you find one in the kitchen, they're everywhere. And don't think you're safe if you can afford to send your kid to private school. Breitbart, Exclusive Footage — Private Schools Nation-Wide Pushing ‘Queer Inclusive’ Curriculum, Trans Ideology Starting in Pre-K. George NeuMayr at Am Spec, Teacher Promotes Gender ‘Transition Closet.’ At Da Wire, ‘Go To Hell, Lefty Degenerates’: Social Media Crushes Alleged Teacher Who Says ‘Get Bent’ To Parents. At Da Caller, ‘The Parents Are Taking The Wheel’: Brian Echevarria Eviscerates CRT, Transgender Athletes Directly To School Board’s FaceClearly a racist.