If a cow doesn't produce milk, is it a milk dud or an udder failure.
A Deluded Florida Republican Announced His Candidacy Yesterday. No, Not That One.
Senator Rick Scott is Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).
You Had One Job
Just about everyone except for Rick Scott and Chuck Schumer think he did a horrendously bad job of it. He failed to win the Senate in what should have been a great year for the Republicans. His economic plan which included tax cuts for the rich and privatizing Social Security is widely seen as a political blunder.
In addition, there are millions of dollars unaccounted for. By August the committee raised $173 million and spent $145 million, with nothing to really show for it. The committee spent more than $12 million on American Express credit card payments with an unclear purpose, along with $13 million for consultants and $9 million on debt payments, the Post said. Many are calling for an audit.
After botching the one job he had this year, he just announced he is running against Mitch McConnell for Senate Republican leader. He should get his own vote.
Of Course You Will Have to Work Long Hours, Since Everyone Around You Is Being Fired.
New Twitter CEO and sole director Elon Musk sent a companywide email to remaining employees of the social media business on Wednesday, demanding they commit to working “long hours at high intensity” or receive “three months of severance,” if they did not consent to these conditions, or support his vision for “Twitter 2.0.”
The companywide ultimatum, sent around midnight in San Francisco time and shared with CNBC, comes after Musk has already fired key Twitter executives, laid off half of Twitter’s full-time employees, and slashed the number of contractors working with the company without notice. This week, he also fired veteran engineers at Twitter after they criticized him in public, or in the company’s internal Slack channels.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Tuesday it would back proposed federal legislation to safeguard same-sex marriages, marking the latest show of support for the measure from conservative-leaning groups.
The nearly 17-million member, Utah-based faith said in a statement that church doctrine would continue to consider same-sex relationships to be against God’s commandments. Yet it said it would support rights for same-sex couples as long as they didn’t infringe upon religious groups’ right to believe as they choose.
So They Support the Right of Gay People to Break God's Commandments? Okay.
In Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, Democrat Hillary Scholten lost in 2020 to Republican Peter Meijer, who broke party ranks and voted to impeach Donald Trump. Merciless Democrats boosted Meijer’s GOP primary opponent, the election denier John Gibbs. With Meijer out of the way this year, Scholten ran again and beat Gibbs by 13 points last week.
I Am Not Sure I Want to Hurt Sane, Principled Republicans
The GOP’s wait for a U.S. House majority dragged into a second week, as the amount of votes still to be counted after Tuesday in California and elsewhere kept The Associated Press from calling the final seat Republicans need for control.
A week after polls closed in the 2022 midterm elections, the AP had called 217 seats in the House for Republicans — one seat short of the needed 218 — to 209 for Democrats, who have held the House since 2018.
Republicans have been inching closer to seizing the House since voting closed Nov. 8 but weren’t there yet. California alone has seven races remain to be called, and vote counting continues elsewhere.
After a review of vote count updates in several counties in California and Colorado, the AP concluded it was not possible to call another U.S. House race for a Republican candidate Tuesday night without more votes being released.
The AP made House race calls for several Democrats on Tuesday, although not enough for that party to secure control of the chamber, either.
The US has intelligence that Russia may have delayed announcing its withdrawal from the Ukrainian city of Kherson in part to avoid giving the Biden administration a political win ahead of the midterm elections, according to four people familiar with the intelligence.
Senior Russian officials discussed the US midterms as a factor during deliberations about the withdrawal announcement, one person familiar with the intelligence said. Waiting until after the US election was always a “pre-planned condition” of Russia’s withdrawal from Kherson, a second person familiar with the intelligence told CNN.
How Many Russian Soldiers Died For This Wasted Effort