Thursday Evening Tabs

Lie down with dogs you get up with fleas edition.

It would seem that being an election denialist, or a supporter thereof, is the not the wisest of legal/career moves. It all provides at least some hope that there is some justice in all of this nonsense.

Kristina Karamo – a former community college professor with limited political experience – became the head of the state party in February after pushing far-right election conspiracy theories and promising to end the party’s reliance on traditional wealthy donors.


Karamo gained political clout in Michigan by repeatedly claiming she witnessed fraud in the 2020 election when she served as a poll challenger. A Republican-led Michigan Senate investigation concluded the following year that there was “no evidence” of widespread fraud in that election, but that didn’t deter Karamo.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    As far as the GQP goes, all I can say is


  2. CSK says:

    @Flat Earth Luddite:

    Just as Trump predicted, I’m bored with winning. Howzabout you?

  3. Flat Earth Luddite says:


    So, so bored. Sick into death of this “winning.”

    Sir, can I please return this “winning?”. Really uncomfortable and the wrong color.

  4. Kathy says:

    On Rudy’s bankruptcy, he seems to owe money to every person he’s ever met or known about.

    How does a lawyer get to owe half a billion dollars this late in life?

    The assumption is one doesn’t file for bankruptcy with made up debts. Rudy, though, who the hell knows. He may be hoping an Adolph victory, Athena help us, might somehow make it all go away.

  5. de stijl says:

    I’ve never had fleas or lice, although I’ve slept with a dog who cuddled up next to me. And with cats who slept on top of me who eventually, regretfully decided I was the warmest object in the room on which to sleep. “We’re not buddies or bonded. I’m sleeping on you because you are warm. If you die, I will gladly eat your flesh.” Cats are brutal.

    If you wake up with fleas or lice you take crappy care of your dependent pets and deserve the consequence of your inaction.

    I had a cat once in my post-college youth that loved to burrow under the covers and sleep next to my tummy while I slept. (I’m a side sleeper.) It was very endearing. I used a pillow to make an air tunnel so lil dude didn’t die of oxygen deprivation.

  6. Jen says:

    “and promising to end the party’s reliance on traditional wealthy donors.”

    Speaking as someone who worked for a state GOP party, all I can say is “LOLOLOLOLOLOL”

    That’s. How. You. Pay. Salaries.

    Seriously, you cannot run the state party infrastructure on small dollar donors. It’s too inconsistent, for one. “Hey, have we sent enough emails asking for $10 for us to make payroll this month?” JFC, these people are stupid.