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Democrats poised to win control of Michigan Legislature for 1st time in decades

Source: Detroit News

Lansing — Michigan Democrats say they've won full control of state government by taking majorities in the Legislature for the first time in 40 years, along with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's reelection victory.

While votes were still being tallied Wednesday morning and not all of the key races had been called by the Associated Press, House Democrats said they would hold 56 of the 110 seats in the chamber, a slim, one-vote majority. The Democrats last won control of the House in the 2008 election for the 2009-2010 session.

House Republicans have conceded their 12-year-long hold on the majority, said Gideon D'Assandro, spokesman for the House Republican caucus.

Senate Democrats, who haven't been in power since 1984, announced they had achieved a majority at about 4 a.m. As of 8 a.m., Democrats were leading or had won in 19 of the 38 districts, according to the Associated Press. If their caucus held at 19 seats, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist would serve as a tie-breaking vote.

Read more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/michigan/2022/11/09/michigan-democrats-poised-to-win-control-of-legislature-for-1st-time-in-decades/69632790007/

THIS is what a non-GOP-gerrymandered legislature looks like!

We voted to hand reapportionment to an citizen's commission in 2018...

Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Wed Nov 9, 2022, 10:22 AM (4 replies)

NC-13 house seat is the 2nd Democratic GAIN...

~ msnbc

Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Wed Nov 9, 2022, 01:01 AM (0 replies)

There IS NO "red wave"! Democrats are holding the line!!

'There has not been one single surprise victory for Republicans so far' ~ MSNBC

If there ever was a 'red wave' coming, it is being negated with increased Democratic turnout.

I don't expect either side to run away with the results tonight, from what I see so far, but it is good news that "they" are not running away with anything... indeed, the only "good" indicators I see favor the Democrats, but in small ways.

We will probably lose the House, as the Republicans only needed 5 seats to take it over, and they could do that mostly on the strength of their gerrymandering gains alone-- but I would predict a very small majority for them there. If they do take it over, it will be a non-stop batshit-crazy overreach clown show for 2 years, which will give the house back to Democrats in 2024...

However, according to MSNBC, "it in not inconceivable" that Democrats could keep the House!

We are projected to hold the N.H. Senate seat. Fetterman is looking good. Warnock is battling...

I think we hold the Senate, possibly with the same 50+1 majority-- but this is not as all the "mainstream pundit" assholes were projecting that things would go tonight....

I am saving some rotten eggs to throw on their faces.

And I give my thanks to women, young people, and new voters...

Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Wed Nov 9, 2022, 12:07 AM (41 replies)

She Had an Abortion With Herschel Walker. She Also Had a Child With Him.

Source: Daily Beast

After a woman revealed that Republican senatorial candidate Herschel Walker had urged her to have an abortion, Walker adamantly denied the story and claimed he had no idea who this woman could be.

But there’s a good reason the woman finds that defense highly doubtful: She’s the mother of one of his children.

When the woman first told The Daily Beast her story, we agreed not to reveal certain details about her identity over her concerns for safety and privacy. But then Walker categorically denied the story and said he didn’t know who was making this allegation.

On Wednesday morning, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade asked Walker whether he had figured out the woman’s identity, based on details in the original report.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/she-had-an-abortion-with-herschel-walker-she-also-had-a-child-with-him

How deep can this hole be dug? lol

Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Wed Oct 5, 2022, 09:54 PM (10 replies)

The woman who had an abortion paid for by Walker,

is also the mother of one of his children??

(I just caught the tail-end of something on MSNBC, while I was posting about something else, right before their commercial break)...

Did I get that right?

Wellllll, if she was the mother of one of his children, I can see how he might have difficulty remembering her...

(Actually, I am willing to believe that he has no memory of the abortion incident-- what with his level of brain damage, and all...)

Edit: YES, I heard that correctly!

Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Wed Oct 5, 2022, 09:45 PM (4 replies)

Warnock Opens 12-Point Lead on Walker in Georgia Senate Race

Source: Bloomberg

US Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia has opened a double-digit lead in his bid for re-election next month against Republican challenger Herschel Walker, a new poll shows.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-05/warnock-opens-12-point-lead-on-walker-in-georgia-senate-race?leadSource=uverify%20wall

Yahoo news reposted more of the text here:


Warnock, a first-term Democrat and pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, leads Walker by 50% to 38%, according to a poll of 1,076 likely voters taken from Sept. 30 though Oct. 4 by Survey USA for an Atlanta-based television outlet. Previous polls showed the race to be much closer or even statistically tied.

Almost all of the polling was completed before the evening of Oct. 3, when the Daily Beast reported that Walker had paid for a former girlfriend’s abortion 13 years ago. Walker, who supports a national ban on abortion, has called the Daily Beast report untrue.

A former football star and longtime Donald Trump acolyte, Walker has also in recent days been publicly criticized and called a liar on social media by his 23-year-old son, Christian.

Walker’s support is especially weak among women, according to the poll. Although male voters were evenly split on the two candidates, women favored Warnock by a margin of 29 points. The poll, conducted for WXIA TV’s “11 Alive” news, has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.
Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Wed Oct 5, 2022, 05:41 PM (56 replies)

"Joe Biden's Most Shameful Moment"

That was the crawl that was displayed on Faux News, for the approximately 7 seconds I observed them, while my President was speaking.... (that was as long as I could stand it without vomiting. Tucker was holding forth, but I have no idea what he was saying beyond "Biden Bad.."

Sorry Faux and Tucker, "Make America Great Again! ABORT Tucker Carlson!"
but I beg to differ.

I think this was President "Fighting Joe" Biden's GREATEST moment... so far...

and I cannot wait to receive my absentee ballot in Michigan so I can vote straight Democratic-- and vote for the Democratic ballot initiatives, I hope, if democracy can prevail in the state Supreme Court, regardless of Republican ideological obstruction (the GQP representatives on the state ballot access board voted against allowing the abortion rights and voting rights initiatives to be placed on the ballot, despite being approved elsewhere with unprecedented signature support...)

I really hate the GQP..... They shame their own roots...

If Lincoln were alive today, he would be a Democrat.

Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Thu Sep 1, 2022, 09:57 PM (18 replies)

Don't have cable? Here's Free MSNBC, Cinemax and the fascist news channels....POLL

LOL fascist meaning Faux and now a sadly demised CNN..

Personally my favorite channels are MSNBC, Cinemax and The Comedy Channel...

(many channels on the list require you to buy software, but not the news channels and Cinemax.... I started using this site thanks to someone who posted the link here on DU.... and had to use it to watch my President's speech tonight... since I stopped buying cable before the 2020 election)


Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Thu Sep 1, 2022, 09:23 PM (18 replies)

OUR PRESIDENT "Fighting Joe Biden" is on their trail !!!!

I really like what I have read the past day or so, about MY President "Fighting Joe Biden" on the campaign trail!



He has produced great progressive changes for the American people, with the slimmest margins of congressional support!
It did not all happen overnight-- but it has happened!!!

And now I am very glad to see him taking that message on the road, with fighting spirit!

Many of us, over the past year, may have been disappointed in what we *perceived* as a "lack of fight" in our President...
(and probably discouraged by the worldwide price inflation, the blatant price-gouging for gasoline in this country and everything else..)

We wanted to see him "kicking Republican ass" more... but Joe was busy being president, quietly doing his job, working to bring progress to the American people, and, dare I say it??---

To Make America Greater than ever before!!!


(and mostly without a shred of support from Republicans, who want to see our country suffer and "fail"-- only because their political opponents have control. It is the same as it was under President Obama-- they put party over country. This is not the 1970s anymore, or the '60s or the '50s. This is not your Grandpa's Republican party. This is Adolf Hitler's Republican party! google "American bund"

Now I am very happy to see him out on the campaign trail, touting the nearly unprecedented accomplishments of this administration, "blowing his own horn"-- and finally laying the word "fascism" at the feet of the MAGAts and their establishment Republican cowardly enablers!!!

Ok, he did say "semi-fascism"... displaying a little of his usual rhetorical restraint-- because he is still a nice guy-- (that very calm and measured behavior being in violent contrast to the behavior of TFG--- was probably among the biggest reasons that a vast majority of the American people voted for him in 2020, because they were tired of the daily Twitter DRAMA)

....but President "Fighting Joe" DID utter the word "fascism" to describe the MAGAt control of the Republican party, and I trust that he will keep saying it! (Along with the words "Republican extremism", and a reminder that Republicans seek a nationwide ban on abortion, wouldn't hurt either!)

Yes, "progressives" such as myself, or as the GQP would label me "FAR-LEFT COMMIE SOCIALIST PINKO BLAH BLAH BLAH" have not seen as much accomplished as our "unicorn dreams" might have hoped for, but we have seen PROGRESS ACHIEVED! I LOVE President Joe Biden! He has delivered more for progressives, more than we had any reason to expect in the current political circumstances! He continues to "evolve" toward progressive solutions, and uses his political experience to see them become reality!
(And don't forget, he LED President Obama to support for gay marriage! "Love and let love", that is my personal philosophy. Love is a beautiful thing, no matter what sex you are, and no matter whom you love-- and it is nobody else's business, but I digress...)

I will consider no alleged "progressive improvements" over the leadership of President Biden in 2024!

And now, President Biden is leading the fight for the midterm elections. It appears that he is taking off the gloves, and saying the things that we in the base have wanted to hear him say, in public campaigning!

YES, the Republican MAGAts are embracing fascism!
YES, this administration has unprecedented accomplishments which are improving the lives of the American people!

YES, PRESIDENT "FIGHTING JOE BIDEN" will continue to fight for us--
sometimes quietly, sometimes more loudly, as now--

I have always believed that he had some 'Harry Truman' in him.
Now we are seeing it unfolding. KEEP IT UP, PRESIDENT BIDEN! "GIVE THEM HELL!!!"

(Come November, many political pundits may become just as discredited as it is possible to be...)

Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Fri Aug 26, 2022, 12:53 AM (9 replies)


Planted BY Donald Trump, AGAINST HIMSELF!!!!

Amirite, or amirite ???

(Sorry for the trollish "click-bait", but I couldn't help myself--- and it IS quite true!)

Donald Trump has clearly committed soooooo many criminal acts, it is hard to judge what he ought to be prosecuted for, first....
Where do you start ?

These alleged violations of the presidential records acts did not seem so sexy at first, perhaps, compared to some other matters....
It is a bit reminiscent of Al Capone being convicted of tax evasion, when everyone knew he was a murderer...

However, this violation of the presidential records laws are clearly an "open and shut" case! Federal law requires that all these records first go to the National Archives, who own them... Doesn't matter if the papers are about nuclear weapons, or about what was served for dinner to the Ambassador from France.... (and of course, if any of the classified documents in question DID involve nuclear weapons strategy or technology, that does make the matter much more serious).

Instead of following the law, Donald Trump packed up these papers, and took them with him to Florida.... and they did include documents with the highest "TOP SECRET" classification...

IRONICALLY, it was Trump who signed legislation which made the acts that he has committed by taking these documents home, into a FELONY (obviously a reaction to the Hillary server matter)

Trump took the documents, instead of giving them over to the national archives, as is required by federal law-- and as president, he signed legislation that made this act a felony....

This is an open-and-shut case... Instead of denying that he took the papers, Trump is arguing about what they contained. Well, it doesn't matter that much. He is guilty as sin.

"Evidence was planted"? YES IT WAS--- by Diaper Don himself!!!

This is plenty good enough to get the bastard into an orange jumpsuit. Now it appears that espionage charges are involved as well. I am not a lawyer, but it is obvious that Trump is guilty of felony violations of the presidential records act, at the very least.... and the justice department is aiming toward espionage charges as well. LET IT BE SO!

After that, he can be prosecuted on other possible charges, "inciting insurrection", etc...

But it seems to me that this is a "slam-dunk"!

Of course it should be noted that President Obama followed the law regarding his records, despite Trump's lies about the matter. President Obama's records were given to the national archives--- and all records in his presidential library, were loaned to the library by the national archives, who retain ownership of the records. This is all 100% legal and proper as required by federal law.

Trump hauling 15 or 24 or 30 boxes of presidential records to Mar-a-Lago?
ALL 100% illegal, all 100% evidence of violating this law---- and all


I am enjoying the legal, moral, and common-sense gymnastics of the Republicans who seek to defend Trump against the consequences of this hole he has dug for himself--- they resemble a pretzel.

This bastard is going down!

Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Fri Aug 12, 2022, 08:53 PM (9 replies)
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