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Top O’ the Briefing

Happy Thursday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Seth was just beginning to realize that “popcorn and boxers” probably wasn’t the best way to describe his perfect evening on dating sites.

Tuesday night was a great one for conservative Republicans, of course. Getting rid of the last of the Bush/Cheney infestation in the GOP was long overdue. As Matt wrote, the impeachment turncoat Republicans are almost all gone now.

Good times all around, right?

On Wednesday, news of the Democrats taking a slight lead on the RealClearPolitics generic ballot hit, and suddenly there were clouds of consternation where there had been nothing but sunshine the day before.

Matt wrote a VIP post that says this little blue bump won’t last and tend to agree with him.

Kevin runs down a list of what’s got the Dems feeling chipper but he also offers some suggestions as to what the GOP should be countering with, and countering quickly.

Anybody who reads the Briefing or my columns knows that I’ve had mixed emotions about what might happen in November. I’ve not been shy with my speculation about ways that the GOP might find to screw everything up. But for a quick moment after the Biden Stasi raid on Mar-a-Lago, I’ve not been at all optimistic about the Republicans regaining control of the Senate.

Even my hard heart has been softening in recent months about the party’s chances of winning back control of the House. I’ve evolved from agonizing about how the GOP might blow it all to thinking that we’re in rarefied political air this year because Biden is such a trainwreck and that even they couldn’t muck this one up.

I’m still mostly there. Curmudgeonly but there.

I can’t really see anything that the coastal Democrats are celebrating in recent weeks bringing a smile to faces in flyover country. Gas prices may be down a bit but they’re still high. They aren’t going to crater before November. And, as I noted in my recent “Worst of Times” column, even Biden apologist Paul Krugman says that inflation is here to stay a while.

Republican House candidates don’t need to start making unforced errors now just because they think that the expected red wave won’t be making it to the beach in November. We all know polls are often garbage (2016, anyone?) yet most people still overreact to them.

Keep calm, campaign on, and Granny Boxwine will be giving up her gavel in January.

Everything Isn’t Awful

PJ Media

Kruiser’s ‘The Worst of Times’ for the Week of Aug. 8-14, 2022

VodkaPundit. I’m Just Going to Go Ahead and Say It: Twitter Is Objectively Pro-Groomer

BOMBSHELL: Outing of Trump Raid ‘Leaker’ Shatters FBI Document Excuse, Now All Eyes Are on Affidavit Hearing

Got Narcissism? Lefties Think Their Feelings Are Reason Enough to Send Trump to Jail

CDC Director Wants a ‘Reset’ to Fix the Response to Future Pandemics

Salman Rushdie and the Extraordinary Art of Writing

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Libs of TikTok Pointed Out Boston Children’s Hospital’s Trans Surgery Policy. Then the Fact-Checkers Got Involved.

The Purge of Impeachment Republicans Is Nearly Complete

A New Investment Fund Is Taking the Fight Over ESGs to the Boardroom

The Red Wave Is Getting Purple as Dems Are Making Inroads That Can Stave Off November Carnage

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Liz Cheney Somehow Manages to Spike the Football in Defeat

VDH. ‘Civil War’ Porn

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Why Don’t the Twitter Censors Want Anyone Talking About the FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago?

Impeachment Calls Intensify After ‘Unconscionable’ FBI Raid on Trump

Townhall Mothership

Schlichter. Cheney’s Humiliating Defeat Is Another Sign That We Are Winning

Joe Manchin Makes Admission About Democrats’ $740 Billion ‘Inflation Reduction Act’

Did Mike Pence Just Defend the FBI?

Nearly 50,000 L.A. School District Students Reported Absent First Day of School

Smith & Wesson CEO fires back at lawmakers

Cam&Co. WSJ says Smith & Wesson subpoena crosses the line

Headline illustrates issues with red flag laws

Astronomers looking at Webb: What if the Big Bang didn’t happen?

Oakland ‘church’ gives out mushrooms and pot to help people ‘experience god’

Blood money. Planned Parenthood set to spend a record $50M on midterm elections

Papa Johns Touts New Pizza Item — Without a Crust

WATCH: Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon and Joe Rogan Get Into Enthusiastic Debate About Abortion

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Shoots and Scores Against Gavin Newsom’s Latest Red State Rant

The big Dr. Oz / John Fetterman ‘how many houses do you own’ vs. ‘living off your parents’ battle has begun   

Here’s a great rant about how the time to prosecute Donald Trump has passed

John Hayward thread masterfully explains why voters are giving ‘Never Trump’ Republicans like Liz Cheney the boot

VIP

VodkaPundit, Part Deux. Putin Wants a Fleet of Aircraft Carriers and Has Also Maybe Eaten Shrooms

Can We Talk About the ‘Good Republicans’ the Liberal Media ‘Loves’?

Afghanistan Is a Biden Disaster That Just Won’t Go Away

Still Trust the CDC? Not for Long…

Dems’ Lead on the Generic Ballot Won’t Last. Here’s Why.

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