Posts Tagged ‘2024 Elections’

May 19th, 2024 - 11:21 pm § in Hypocrisy, Republicans

Sen. Ron Johnson is against mayhem

Ron Johnson (R-WI) is the Wisconsin senator who downplayed the Capitol insurrection and described the rioters as “families with small children … elderly … overweight … tired or frail … pro-police” (see story here). But he’s worried about “mayhem”[...]

May 19th, 2024 - 12:06 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

If Trump wins in 2024, could he get a third term?

Trump has spoken of a third term before, usually in a joking tone, and did again at the NRA convention on Saturday, May 18, 2024 (see story here). But is he joking? Trump has no sense of humor, only uses humor to mock people he doesn’t like, and it provides him with a dodge: He […][...]

May 18th, 2024 - 1:09 pm § in Politics, Republicans

GOP Senate hopeful says old folks shouldn’t vote

If you live in Wisconsin, GOPer Eric Hovde wants to be your U.S. senator. A banking and real estate magnate, Hovde (photo, left) is continuing the mostly (not exclusively) Republican tradition of wealthy people buying their way into politics. A very rich guy who pulled himself up by his bootlaces by[...]

May 17th, 2024 - 12:26 am § in Politics, Republicans

Snakebit politics

Most people outside of West Virginia had never heard of Doug Skaff before he got bit by snakes. After losing a GOP primary, he was taking down his campaign signs when he stepped on two copperheads, a mom and baby. Now he’s hurting like heck in a hospital bed. (See story here.) Skaff has been [&hel[...]

May 16th, 2024 - 2:28 am § in Politics, Republicans

Washington GOPer calls democracy “bad idea” (video)

This was a speech at the 2024 Washington State Republican Party convention in Spokane. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 15th, 2024 - 2:29 pm § in Democrats, Politics

Money can’t buy love or elections

Money can’t buy love, and sometimes not elections, either. Increasingly, Congress is a preserve of the very rich, with more candidates self-funding campaigns (see story here). Retail liquor magnate David Trone is an example of the breed. When Trone ran in Maryland for a House seat in 2016, he spe[...]

May 6th, 2024 - 11:11 pm § in Donald Trump, Humor, Politics, Republicans

How’s this campaign slogan?

BLOCKHEAD FOR GOVERNOR VICE PRESIDENT Hey that wasn’t my idea. To skip the partisan stuff, I’m gonna pretend I’m a campaign consultant who’ll work for a candidate of any party. (“Gun for hire” doesn’t work well in this context, for reasons you’ll soon [...]

May 3rd, 2024 - 7:36 pm § in Politics, Republicans

A man of the people

If you live in Ohio, Bernie Moreno (photo, right; bio here) wants to be your U.S. senator. The former car dealer certainly understands the working man’s problems; after all, he’s been sued by his employees for discrimination and wage theft. If you really want to protect your home, you sh[...]

May 2nd, 2024 - 3:18 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Kristi Noem’s dead dog

Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) is campaigning to be Trump’s 2024 running mate. When she revealed she shot her dog “Cricket” (photo, left; story here) because of behavior problems, her intent was to present herself as someone who can “make tough decisions.” The dog’s offe[...]

June 19th, 2023 - 6:19 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Fresh off the debt fight, the GOP wants new tax cuts

Within days after the debt ceiling deal was struck, Republicans appeared to renege by indicating they will seek deeper spending cuts in budget negotiations; and now, on top of that, they’re also “pushing deep tax cuts for companies and the affluent,” ABC News reported on Monday, Ju[...]