Tuesday Open Thread

“Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?”

–Bertrand Russell

23 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Voyageur says:

    Trump stinks!

    Stay upwind, America.

  2. Zappatero says:

    Cory G and senate R’s going all in with Trump thru November. SFL BENNET will obviously go with Senate Decorum and one of the oldest of the Old Boys Clubs. Does anyone think Cory asked permission to run the committee as Bennet asked McConnell prior to his disastrous tenure running the DSCC (one of the reasons I say MB is a coward)?

  3. Pseudonymous says:

    How many unaffiliated voters might vote in Colorado’s 2018 party primaries?

    A new poll conducted for the Secretary of State’s Office by the Republican-leaning Colorado-based Magellan Strategies firm, gives us an early snapshot, albeit with a caveat. 

    According to the survey of about 500 unaffiliated voters who have participated in recent general elections and are likely to vote in the 2018 general election, 39 percent said they intend to vote in the primaries this year. Of those, 27 percent said they plan to vote in the Democratic primary, and 12 percent plan to vote in the GOP primary. Among the unaffiliated voters asked, 28 percent said they were undecided about whether they will cast a ballot in the primaries and 33 percent said they do not plan to get involved; 45 percent said they knew they would have the option, meaning more than half surveyed did not.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      If this pans out, then the unaffiliated will have a more moderating (sorry Zappy) effect on the Dems than on the GOP, assuming that unaffiliated are unaffiliated because they cannot tolerate the ideological purity demanded in both parties.

      • Pseudonymous says:

        Why would we assume that unaffiliated voters will moderate elections? I think there’s plenty of evidence that’s not always true. It seems just as likely to me, an unaffiliated leftist who left the Democratic Party because of its corporatist conservatism, that folks who are unaffiliated are unable to find a party that “looks like them” exactly because of what passes for “moderate” partisan sentiment.

      • davebarnes says:

        I am not sure about this.

        I am UNAF and I am still not sure which ballot to use.
        Do I vote for the best Dimocrat who is also the most likely to win or do I ratfuck the GOPers?

  4. Diogenesdemar says:


    In a related story . . . 

    Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, told a House committee on Tuesday he failed to adhere to a $5,000 federal spending cap for the purchase of a $31,000 lavish mahogany dining room set for his office out of concern for safety — not for decorative purposes.

    Ben Carson Defends Purchase of $31,000 Dining Set at Congressional Hearing

    . . . Colorado Senate Republicans are planning to soon introduce a bill that would allow well-qualified teachers to arm themselves in their classrooms with $31,000 dining room sets.

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