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2046, 24 Sep 18

Enthusiasm Gap Could Be Worse

Do you know how it could be worse? Senate Republican could screw up the Kavanaugh appointment and get the entire Republican base blindingly angry at them right before the election.

Right now, the Democrats are fired with enthusiasm, while the GOP is hanging on until it’s fired. Volunteers are scarce. You can’t even get Republicans to man the phones or throw candy at parades for candidates. It’s as if, when Trump won in 2016, everyone just assumed that Making America Great Again will happen by finding the right celebrity apprentice to sell hot dogs on the corner. (I think that was an actual episode.)

Meanwhile, the Democrats are rallying, ignoring the nine arrests for Bryce and ignoring how Baldwin let veterans down at the Tomah VA hospital. The Democrats don’t care. They’ve adopted the other Lombardi slogan (whether he actually said it or not), “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”

We’re seeing it in the Marquette Poll, too. Only 64 percent of Republicans are very enthusiastic about voting compared to 75 percent of Democrats who are really enthusiastic. Dr. Charles Franklin, who runs the poll, says this number bounces up and down, but Democrats have been up more often than not and their enthusiasm is up at the right time.


2046, 24 September 2018


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Just confirm him, end this awful, despicable, liberal circus.

    Stop listening to evil trying to keep up its killing of the unborn.

    Evil should get no say in what is good.

  2. dad29

    Wiggy is damn near alone in his apocalyptic vision.  National polls are showing that (R) enthusiasm is heating up fast, mostly due to the Smear Machine’s jobbing of Kavanaugh.

    Vukmir is reading this correctly:  she’ll get a lot more votes as she places blame for the Kavanaugh smears on Tammy.

  3. MHMaley

    Wishful thinking about a Republican surge in the polls .

  4. Paul

    Screen capped.

  5. MjM

    Nort chirps:   R’s are doing a fine job of self-destruction.

    Indeed, holding each other responsible for actions is so un-Democrat like, ya know?  For the correct example in what to do in such situations, see: Democratic National Committee Co-Chair Keith Ellison (D-Minn).

  6. Le Roi du Nord

    “holding each other responsible for actions”

    What utter hypocrisy.

  7. dad29

    What utter hypocrisy.

    You refer, of course, to Ellison, the wife-beater candidate.  I didn’t even know that there was a platform for wife-beaters, but I looked it up.  It begins with “abortion.”

  8. MHMaley

    Ellison called for a Senate investigation into the matter .

  9. MjM

    Nort gags: What utter hypocrisy.

    I know!  You’d think Ellison would have been ousted from his DNC co-chair weeks ago, but nope, the Democrats love him too much because of his extensive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Nation of Islam, and Louis Farrakhan.   Community outreach, and all that.

    But it’s no surprise that the DNC and DFL don’t believe the poor abused woman and are slow-walking any inquiry.  Just following the usual Democrat game plan.

  10. jjf

    Came here this morning to find posts about Rep. Brooks’ (R-Saukville) caucus routine or the Milwaukee GOP’s tweet.  Don’t see anything.

  11. Paul

    Well, John.  You’re welcome to open your own shitty derivative blog and whine about it.

    Oh, wait.

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