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(NPR)   Today we get to find out if a woman who voted to impeach our Lord and Savior, His High Holiness and Supreme Leader Donald J. Trump, can survive the maelstrom of hatred, anger, misinformation, and paranoia known as a Republican primary   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Primary election, former Green Beret Joe Kent, Democracy, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, homeschool advocate Heidi St. John, phone call, Election, Herrera Beutler  
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2022-08-01 9:18:05 AM  
On a Monday? I thought primaries were on Tuesdays

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2022-08-01 11:27:14 AM  
It's a jungle primary, subby.  Everyone on the same ballot regardless of party.  Top two advance to the general.
 
2022-08-01 11:32:12 AM  
Yes, I'm a Republican," Herrera Beutler said in the interview. "But I'm also very independent in my approach. And that's what people want to see here. So I'm betting that's going to continue to be the thing that's most important to voters."

I'm being the thing that's most important to voters is the letter after your name. It says a lot about the things you support. Like white nationalism, misogyny, homophobia, and a general Christofascist take over of the political process that will lead to an autocracy.

It works in her favor that Democrats - who waged tough challenges in the last two cycles - have largely no-showed this year. One Democratic candidate, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, joined the race late and has raised far less money than the Republican challengers.

So the Democrats have an incumbent Republican who voted against Trump, and they can't be arsed to put up a challenger.

And people wonder why I say Democratic Leadership is incompetent..
 
2022-08-01 1:16:23 PM  
I wonder if she actually voted against the funding for that plant where she is boasting about the federal investment?
 
2022-08-01 1:26:07 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yes, I'm a Republican," Herrera Beutler said in the interview. "But I'm also very independent in my approach. And that's what people want to see here. So I'm betting that's going to continue to be the thing that's most important to voters."

I'm being the thing that's most important to voters is the letter after your name. It says a lot about the things you support. Like white nationalism, misogyny, homophobia, and a general Christofascist take over of the political process that will lead to an autocracy.

It works in her favor that Democrats - who waged tough challenges in the last two cycles - have largely no-showed this year. One Democratic candidate, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, joined the race late and has raised far less money than the Republican challengers.

So the Democrats have an incumbent Republican who voted against Trump, and they can't be arsed to put up a challenger.

And people wonder why I say Democratic Leadership is incompetent..


Absolutely.  They should definitely throw away all of their cash reserves on a race they have no chance of winning instead of saving it for races where they might be able to flip a seat from Red to Blue.

Are you sure you are not a senior adviser to the Democratic Party?
 
2022-08-01 1:26:12 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope:

And people wonder why I say Democratic Leadership is incompetent..

No one that's been paying attention wonders why you say it, but the ones who get upset by that observation also seem to operate under the belief that Mr. Smith goes to Washington is a documentary.
 
2022-08-01 1:27:00 PM  
Yeahhhhh I just checked my mail and got done picking out approximately 45943 mailers that she has sent out in the last few weeks.  It's a little bonkers... her main opponent is endorsed by Trump, more conservative than she is, and she keeps calling him a socialist.   What.
 
2022-08-01 1:28:46 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: It's a jungle primary, subby.  Everyone on the same ballot regardless of party.  Top two advance to the general where they get to each choose from a variety of melee weapons before a cage match where there can be only one victor.


What?!  oh.  Sorry.  Daydreaming about system improvements.
 
2022-08-01 1:29:36 PM  
It's a cult. She's got no chance.
 
2022-08-01 1:30:11 PM  

middleoftheday: Yeahhhhh I just checked my mail and got done picking out approximately 45943 mailers that she has sent out in the last few weeks.  It's a little bonkers... her main opponent is endorsed by Trump, more conservative than she is, and she keeps calling him a socialist.   What.


The guy who spent the last 6 years claiming Sanders is a communist spy also thinks Trump is a right-leaning centrist.

Stupid people say stupid things.
 
2022-08-01 1:30:19 PM  
Are there any Republican voters who value their own well-being over that of Trump's?
 
2022-08-01 1:30:28 PM  
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2022-08-01 1:30:43 PM  
She's toast. I read that 100% of all Trump endorsements have won their primary. I just made that up, but I did read it too.
 
2022-08-01 1:31:17 PM  
This is my personal favorite thing to laugh about Project REDMAP. A lot of these nozzles got into office and then thought they'd have easy times coasting to re-election every single time. After all, if a district has been gerrymandered properly then no durty democrap can even be a threat, even during record turnout years.

Of course echo chamber districts mean that your threat is that person saying you aren't PURE enough. You don't support GOD EMPEROR TRUMP with enough obeisance? PRIMARY OPPONENT TAKES THE FIELD! Odds are you'll lose because Project REDMAP created Derpublican districts... it didn't care if the people running were sane or cared about the rule of law.
 
2022-08-01 1:31:48 PM  
I thought Nancy Pelosi already won her California primary on June 7th?
 
2022-08-01 1:32:00 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yes, I'm a Republican," Herrera Beutler said in the interview. "But I'm also very independent in my approach. And that's what people want to see here. So I'm betting that's going to continue to be the thing that's most important to voters."

I'm being the thing that's most important to voters is the letter after your name. It says a lot about the things you support. Like white nationalism, misogyny, homophobia, and a general Christofascist take over of the political process that will lead to an autocracy.

It works in her favor that Democrats - who waged tough challenges in the last two cycles - have largely no-showed this year. One Democratic candidate, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, joined the race late and has raised far less money than the Republican challengers.

So the Democrats have an incumbent Republican who voted against Trump, and they can't be arsed to put up a challenger.

And people wonder why I say Democratic Leadership is incompetent..


Sometimes you need to spend all of your money supporting Beto
 
2022-08-01 1:32:50 PM  

John the Magnificent: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yes, I'm a Republican," Herrera Beutler said in the interview. "But I'm also very independent in my approach. And that's what people want to see here. So I'm betting that's going to continue to be the thing that's most important to voters."

I'm being the thing that's most important to voters is the letter after your name. It says a lot about the things you support. Like white nationalism, misogyny, homophobia, and a general Christofascist take over of the political process that will lead to an autocracy.

It works in her favor that Democrats - who waged tough challenges in the last two cycles - have largely no-showed this year. One Democratic candidate, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, joined the race late and has raised far less money than the Republican challengers.

So the Democrats have an incumbent Republican who voted against Trump, and they can't be arsed to put up a challenger.

And people wonder why I say Democratic Leadership is incompetent..

Absolutely.  They should definitely throw away all of their cash reserves on a race they have no chance of winning instead of saving it for races where they might be able to flip a seat from Red to Blue.

Are you sure you are not a senior adviser to the Democratic Party?


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2022-08-01 1:33:03 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Are there any Republican voters who value their own well-being



No.
 
2022-08-01 1:33:06 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: It's a jungle primary, subby.  Everyone on the same ballot regardless of party.  Top two advance to the general.


Welcome to the Jungle Primary was one of the worst GnR songs evar!
 
2022-08-01 1:33:20 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yes, I'm a Republican," Herrera Beutler said in the interview. "But I'm also very independent in my approach. And that's what people want to see here. So I'm betting that's going to continue to be the thing that's most important to voters."

I'm being the thing that's most important to voters is the letter after your name. It says a lot about the things you support. Like white nationalism, misogyny, homophobia, and a general Christofascist take over of the political process that will lead to an autocracy.

It works in her favor that Democrats - who waged tough challenges in the last two cycles - have largely no-showed this year. One Democratic candidate, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, joined the race late and has raised far less money than the Republican challengers.

So the Democrats have an incumbent Republican who voted against Trump, and they can't be arsed to put up a challenger.

And people wonder why I say Democratic Leadership is incompetent..


BERNIE LOST!
GET OVER IT!!
 
2022-08-01 1:35:17 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yes, I'm a Republican," Herrera Beutler said in the interview. "But I'm also very independent in my approach. And that's what people want to see here. So I'm betting that's going to continue to be the thing that's most important to voters."

I'm being the thing that's most important to voters is the letter after your name. It says a lot about the things you support. Like white nationalism, misogyny, homophobia, and a general Christofascist take over of the political process that will lead to an autocracy.

It works in her favor that Democrats - who waged tough challenges in the last two cycles - have largely no-showed this year. One Democratic candidate, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, joined the race late and has raised far less money than the Republican challengers.

So the Democrats have an incumbent Republican who voted against Trump, and they can't be arsed to put up a challenger.

And people wonder why I say Democratic Leadership is incompetent..


There is a Democratic challenger but they haven't raised much money. It's Red district. You still have plenty who believe the election was stolen.
 
2022-08-01 1:35:25 PM  
It's southwest Warshington. Aside from a few reasonable people in Vancouver, Clark county is redneckistan They would rather turn down federal $ and wait in stupid-level traffic to avoid the sales tax in OR than allow light rail and a new bridge because it might allow brown people to go there
 
2022-08-01 1:36:07 PM  
Democrats want socialism and hate freedom, according to the party demanding unconditional loyalty to a lunatic that they've elevated to a god like figure.
 
2022-08-01 1:37:42 PM  
Don't tell me there isn't enough money to spend on long-shot races when we apparently have enough money to help fund Republican candidates.
 
2022-08-01 1:38:01 PM  

index of slash: It's southwest Warshington. Aside from a few reasonable people in Vancouver, Clark county is redneckistan They would rather turn down federal $ and wait in stupid-level traffic to avoid the sales tax in OR than allow light rail and a new bridge because it might allow brown people to go there


Vancouver is weird. You go from "mostly OK I guess" to "completely pants-on-head" in like half a mile. It's like one block is pride flags and the next is blue line.
 
2022-08-01 1:38:34 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: Don't tell me there isn't enough money to spend on long-shot races when we apparently have enough money to help fund Republican candidates.


THISITY THIS right here.
 
2022-08-01 1:39:45 PM  
From my observations of Rs, they really consider their elected officials as something other than public servants so supporting impeachment is heretical.
 
2022-08-01 1:40:38 PM  
Just because someone did one good thing and voted to impeach, doesn't mean they're not still Republican scumbags.

Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump | FiveThirtyEight

She voted with Trump on his policies 79.7% of the time.

And yet, still LESS of a Republican scumbag than current media darling LIZ CHENEY.

Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump | FiveThirtyEight

Yep, narsty ol' Liz is 92.9% in lockstep with Trump policies.


Do not be fooled.
 
2022-08-01 1:40:55 PM  
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It's like they tried to clone Rand Paul but something went wrong.
 
2022-08-01 1:41:28 PM  

John the Magnificent: Absolutely.  They should definitely throw away all of their cash reserves on a race they have no chance of winning instead of saving it for races where they might be able to flip a seat from Red to Blue.

Are you sure you are not a senior adviser to the Democratic Party?


Also, if throwing all that cash in actually got them second place in the primary, it just means the full blown Trumper gets the seat.

Bold strategy, Cotton.
 
2022-08-01 1:44:10 PM  

John the Magnificent: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yes, I'm a Republican," Herrera Beutler said in the interview. "But I'm also very independent in my approach. And that's what people want to see here. So I'm betting that's going to continue to be the thing that's most important to voters."

I'm being the thing that's most important to voters is the letter after your name. It says a lot about the things you support. Like white nationalism, misogyny, homophobia, and a general Christofascist take over of the political process that will lead to an autocracy.

It works in her favor that Democrats - who waged tough challenges in the last two cycles - have largely no-showed this year. One Democratic candidate, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, joined the race late and has raised far less money than the Republican challengers.

So the Democrats have an incumbent Republican who voted against Trump, and they can't be arsed to put up a challenger.

And people wonder why I say Democratic Leadership is incompetent..

Absolutely.  They should definitely throw away all of their cash reserves on a race they have no chance of winning instead of saving it for races where they might be able to flip a seat from Red to Blue.

Are you sure you are not a senior adviser to the Democratic Party?


He thinks he is, with that kind of terrible logic...
 
2022-08-01 1:44:27 PM  

inglixthemad: This is my personal favorite thing to laugh about Project REDMAP. A lot of these nozzles got into office and then thought they'd have easy times coasting to re-election every single time. After all, if a district has been gerrymandered properly then no durty democrap can even be a threat, even during record turnout years.

Of course echo chamber districts mean that your threat is that person saying you aren't PURE enough. You don't support GOD EMPEROR TRUMP with enough obeisance? PRIMARY OPPONENT TAKES THE FIELD! Odds are you'll lose because Project REDMAP created Derpublican districts... it didn't care if the people running were sane or cared about the rule of law.


I imagine that this would be way more funny if it were happening to some other country, or in a history book.
 
2022-08-01 1:45:21 PM  
She has too much principle to win if she at any time acknowledged reality regarding Trump. The Republicans will not vote for her period, and the Democrats & Independent vote will not be enough for her to even place. The anti-MAGA GOP are too few and too dispersed to matter as a voting block.
 
2022-08-01 1:49:19 PM  

heavymetal: She has too much principle to win if she at any time acknowledged reality regarding Trump. The Republicans will not vote for her period, and the Democrats & Independent vote will not be enough for her to even place. The anti-MAGA GOP are too few and too dispersed to matter as a voting block.


...if you say so.  She just voted against both the marriage equality and contraceptives bill.
 
2022-08-01 1:49:36 PM  
For those who may not know, Herrera Beutler's district includes Vancouver, WA, which is basically home base for all of Western Washington's as well as Oregon's neo-Nazi militias. Proud Boys, Oathkeepers, 3%ers, etc. That's her constituency.
 
2022-08-01 1:50:44 PM  

New Rising Sun: [Fark user image image 328x299]

It's like they tried to clone Rand Paul but something went wrong.


"Oh s__t. We don't have time to fix this."
"Let's just cross out all his lines and replace them with 'Matt Damon.'"
"Brilliant!"
 
2022-08-01 1:53:35 PM  

spongeboob: On a Monday? I thought primaries were on Tuesdays

They're youknow.jpg


Time zones.
 
2022-08-01 1:53:48 PM  
A woman running as a Republican? Did her husband ok this first? What kind of commie liberal husband let's their wife run for a man's position?
 
2022-08-01 2:00:15 PM  

John the Magnificent: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yes, I'm a Republican," Herrera Beutler said in the interview. "But I'm also very independent in my approach. And that's what people want to see here. So I'm betting that's going to continue to be the thing that's most important to voters."

I'm being the thing that's most important to voters is the letter after your name. It says a lot about the things you support. Like white nationalism, misogyny, homophobia, and a general Christofascist take over of the political process that will lead to an autocracy.

It works in her favor that Democrats - who waged tough challenges in the last two cycles - have largely no-showed this year. One Democratic candidate, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, joined the race late and has raised far less money than the Republican challengers.

So the Democrats have an incumbent Republican who voted against Trump, and they can't be arsed to put up a challenger.

And people wonder why I say Democratic Leadership is incompetent..

Absolutely.  They should definitely throw away all of their cash reserves on a race they have no chance of winning instead of saving it for races where they might be able to flip a seat from Red to Blue.

Are you sure you are not a senior adviser to the Democratic Party?


Where did I say they had to throw all their reserves in?  At least put up a f*cking challenger.  Ass.
 
2022-08-01 2:00:44 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Benevolent Misanthrope: It's a jungle primary, subby.  Everyone on the same ballot regardless of party.  Top two advance to the general where they get to each choose from a variety of melee weapons before a cage match where there can be only one victor.

What?!  oh.  Sorry.  Daydreaming about system improvements.


I like the cut of your jib.
 
2022-08-01 2:02:13 PM  

wademh: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yes, I'm a Republican," Herrera Beutler said in the interview. "But I'm also very independent in my approach. And that's what people want to see here. So I'm betting that's going to continue to be the thing that's most important to voters."

I'm being the thing that's most important to voters is the letter after your name. It says a lot about the things you support. Like white nationalism, misogyny, homophobia, and a general Christofascist take over of the political process that will lead to an autocracy.

It works in her favor that Democrats - who waged tough challenges in the last two cycles - have largely no-showed this year. One Democratic candidate, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, joined the race late and has raised far less money than the Republican challengers.

So the Democrats have an incumbent Republican who voted against Trump, and they can't be arsed to put up a challenger.

And people wonder why I say Democratic Leadership is incompetent..

There is a Democratic challenger but they haven't raised much money. It's Red district. You still have plenty who believe the election was stolen.


They have a challenger who wasn't put up by the Party and hasn't gotten support from the Democrats.

Do you even go to Party meetings or have any idea of how these things are decided?
 
2022-08-01 2:05:16 PM  

emtwo: For those who may not know, Herrera Beutler's district includes Vancouver, WA, which is basically home base for all of Western Washington's as well as Oregon's neo-Nazi militias. Proud Boys, Oathkeepers, 3%ers, etc. That's her constituency.


Uh.  Not exaaaactly, but ok.
 
2022-08-01 2:05:40 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Benevolent Misanthrope: It's a jungle primary, subby.  Everyone on the same ballot regardless of party.  Top two advance to the general where they get to each choose from a variety of melee weapons before a cage match where there can be only one victor.

What?!  oh.  Sorry.  Daydreaming about system improvements.


Naw. PPV comedy value aside, too much of winning a fight relies on willingness to hurt other people, and the Rs have demonstrated they have tons of that. Maybe a timed crossword, or a sudoku or something, but no violence.
 
2022-08-01 2:06:25 PM  

xanadian: Benevolent Misanthrope: It's a jungle primary, subby.  Everyone on the same ballot regardless of party.  Top two advance to the general.

Welcome to the Jungle Primary was one of the worst GnR songs evar!


That was GnR?  Crap - and all this time I thought I was listening to a real band.
 
2022-08-01 2:07:57 PM  
There is absolutely no place for bravery or independent thought within the Republican party
 
2022-08-01 2:09:07 PM  

middleoftheday: heavymetal: She has too much principle to win if she at any time acknowledged reality regarding Trump. The Republicans will not vote for her period, and the Democrats & Independent vote will not be enough for her to even place. The anti-MAGA GOP are too few and too dispersed to matter as a voting block.

...if you say so.  She just voted against both the marriage equality and contraceptives bill.


Because Republican voters have proven they will overlook voting for impeachment if your conservative credentials are still solid? Liz Cheney must be a shoe-in for her Wyoming primary then also.
 
2022-08-01 2:09:15 PM  
She should kill herself.
 
2022-08-01 2:14:48 PM  

heavymetal: middleoftheday: heavymetal: She has too much principle to win if she at any time acknowledged reality regarding Trump. The Republicans will not vote for her period, and the Democrats & Independent vote will not be enough for her to even place. The anti-MAGA GOP are too few and too dispersed to matter as a voting block.

...if you say so.  She just voted against both the marriage equality and contraceptives bill.

Because Republican voters have proven they will overlook voting for impeachment if your conservative credentials are still solid? Liz Cheney must be a shoe-in for her Wyoming primary then also.


You're moving your goalposts--you started out talking about principles but now you're using the phrase "conservative credentials."
 
2022-08-01 2:18:24 PM  

middleoftheday: emtwo: For those who may not know, Herrera Beutler's district includes Vancouver, WA, which is basically home base for all of Western Washington's as well as Oregon's neo-Nazi militias. Proud Boys, Oathkeepers, 3%ers, etc. That's her constituency.

Uh.  Not exaaaactly, but ok.


I double-checked my post for inaccuracies and found none. Which part are you objecting to?
 
2022-08-01 2:22:09 PM  
Cheney? She was coherent, prepared, and spoke in complete sentences at her primary debate. She's done for.
 
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