Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

81 years ago, today.


Don’t you love this rant:

Fox News host Laura Ingraham did not take kindly to the news that Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in Tuesday’s runoff election in Georgia.

Neither candidate received a majority of votes in November’s general election, thus triggering a runoff in accordance with Georgia state law. Warnock’s victory gives Democrats a 51-49 Senate majority after the party successfully defended every seat it holds and picked up a seat in Pennsylvania.

Walker’s loss was the final midterm election blow to Republicans, who hoped to gain sweeping majorities in Congress, but only managed to eke out a slim lead in the House.

During Tuesday’s Ingraham Angle, Fox News called the race for Warnock.

“We felt this coming,” Ingraham told guest Mollie Hemingway. “To me, it never felt like the Senate Republicans wanted this guy in office. He was a Trump pick and they didn’t like that.”

The Fox News host proceeded to throw shade a Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel after she oversaw the GOP’s poor midterm showing.

“We don’t change anything,” Ingraham continued. “We have the same people in place in leadership, same people in place apparently at the RNC, perhaps that’s not changing. But we just keep doing the same thing over and over again. I’m pissed tonight, frankly. I’m mad.”

Hemingway responded by calling the situation “offensive.”

“It’s really offensive for Republican voters, for Republican donors,” Hemingway said. “I mean, you look at what happened since the midterm elections where you had a Senate that basically responded to those disappointing midterm losses by doing nothing other than sabotaging their own base. What is the case for voting Republican for the Senate after these midterms? I don’t think one was even attempted to be made. And yet, nothing seems to be changing.”

Yuk, yuk. We had a great night in Georgia.


State Sen. Jane Nelson has been nominated to serve as Texas Secretary of State. I am guessing the thinking is that she will be easier to confirm by her soon to be former colleagues in the Texas State Senate. She still ought to get tough questions from Democrats.

I pretty much agree with Charles Kuffner’s take today here:

See here for the background. Whatever else one might say about Jane Nelson, she’s a serious policy person and has always struck me as an institutionalist. She’s certainly conservative, but I don’t associate her with the modern wingnut faction, in part because she’s been there for so long and in part because I’m just not aware of her saying crazy or radical things. There’s no one that Greg Abbott would nominate that I would prefer to be Secretary of State, but a serious policy person who has no track record of wanting to burn shit down is about as good as we can hope for. I wish her the best and hope she doesn’t make a fool out of me.

Here is all of Off the Kuff: Abbott to nominate Jane Nelson as next SOS – Off the Kuff.


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