Entries by foucault swing voter mistermix

Local Updates

Here’s an update on the local races I posted about a few days ago: In NY-27, former Trump campaign manager and future orange jumpsuit model Chris Collins appears to have pulled out a narrow win over Nate McMurray. Since the margin is about 1%, McMurray is going to request a recount, in keeping with his […]


Nate McMurray is running against Chris Collins in NY-27, a Buffalo-area R+11 district that is carefully gerrymandered to avoid any urban areas. You probably remember Collins, who was Trump’s campaign chair, because he was indicted in August for insider trading and it’s a slam-dunk that he’s going to jail. It looked like he was going […]

This Is How You Do It

This postcard arrived at our house the other day, addressed to my wife. It’s on behalf of a New York State Senate candidate, Jen Lunsford. She’s running against the execrable Rich Funke, a former TV sportscaster Republican. As many of you know, the New York Senate has been controlled by Republicans because of a combination […]

Fucking Vote

Pelosi is a smart politician but this is dumb: Appearing on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that “up until today, I would’ve said, ‘If the election were held today, we would win.’ What now I’m saying is, ‘We will win, we will win,’” Pelosi announced. My reaction to this […]

A Little Optimism

As we learn that one of the victims of yesterday’s mass murder at a synagogue was a 97 year-old Holocaust survivor, I want to add a note of optimism from the aftermath of another mass shooting. I’ve been following the students who organized March for Our Lives on Twitter, and their feeds have been notable […]

And Short Skirts Cause Rapes

the NYT's bothsides fetish has led them to print some pretty nonsensical stuff but "The Case For Mail-Bombing These Guys" is a real showstopper pic.twitter.com/jA1zljfs4z — Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) October 26, 2018 I haven’t been posting because the stupidity is just too much for me to bear, but wanted to pop my head out of […]