Corrupt Big Media Bastards Exposed And Hillary Clinton Supporters Say “Dump Obama”

Which is worse “racist!” or “child molester!”?

We were repeatedly told by Big Media that Barack Obama ran a wonderful campaign and Hillary Clinton a miserable campaign in 2008. But which campaign won 40 point margins with less money while fighting the entire party apparatus and all of Big Media? Which campaign was completely unprepared for the Jeremiah Wright revelations and the Rezko corruptions? Which campaign had a candidate who with grace and intelligence could speak brilliantly at any event on any issue? Which campaign had a candidate who repeatedly made comments (think “bitter” and “clinging”) which were unacceptable? Who is it that needs a TelePromTer to say ‘good morning” or “happy birthday”?

Bill Clinton was called a “racist”. Hillary Clinton was accused of inciting an assassination of Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton supporters were called “racists” too. These narratives, among others (think “dynasty”) instigated by the Obama campaign were repeated by Big Media over and over again to such an extent that the fairest and most balanced news outlet, comparatively speaking, was the Hillary hating Fox News.

What happened in 2008 was a Big Media Political Party which supported a candidate and trashed anyone (Hillary or McCain) who opposed him. When Obama made a mistake Big Media excused or ignored it. When Obama lied Big Media applauded him as a truth teller. But if Hillary or McCain made even the slightest comment which could be exploited Big Media trashed them up and down.

Over the years we have provided evidence to substantiate all of the above. When the existence of JournoList was confirmed it was clear that corrupt bastards on JournoList purposefully killed the Jeremiah Wright story and purposefully built up the Obama “race” speech even though that speech raised more questions and certainly did not address the issue of Obama for 20 years worshiping at Wright’s pulpit.

Now from Alaska, with the benefit of a recording, we have further proof of Big Media corruption and candidate selection. Sister Sarah makes the case against the corrupt bastards:

“Just last night it was revealed that the rally that I had for Joe Miller on Thursday, it was revealed and we have the tape to prove it, that the CBS reporters, the affiliate in Alaska, conspired to make up stories about Joe Miller. We have the tape Chris, and I can’t wait until it busts out all over the nation, that shows what it is that we… kinda what I put up with for two years now from the media… but what Joe Miller is faced with in someone like Lisa Murkowsky who feels so entitled to that seat, that she and some of her people including some complicit in the media will do anything, they will stop at nothing, to allow Lisa Murkowsky to get back elected.”

I am saying that we have on tape the CBS reporters in the affiliate up there in Alaska saying, “Let’s find a child molester in the crowd as a supporter of Joe Miller. Let’s blast that. Let’s concoct a Rand Paul moment there. Let’s find any kind of chaos so we can tweet, “Ooh, there’s chaos. Joe Miller got punched.”” That’s sick. Those are corrupt bastards, Chris.”



Is “corrupt bastards” too harsh? No, it’s too kind. Hillary Supporters can easily hear the same conversation in the same newsrooms targeting Hillary. This time it is Joe Miller and all Americans should be grateful that he’s got a recording:



The transcript of the recording:

“FEMALE REPORTER: That’s up to you because you’re the expert, but that’s what I would
do…I’d wait until you see who showed up because that indicates we already know
something…
[Laughter]
[INAUDIBLE]
FEMALE REPORTER: Child molesters…
MALE REPORTER: Oh yeah… can you repeat Joe Miller’s…uh… list of people, campaign
workers, which one’s the molester?

[INAUDIBLE]
FEMALE VOICE: We know that out of all the people that will show up tonight, at least one of
them will be a registered sex offender.

[Laughter]
MALE REPORTER: You have to find that one person
[INAUDIBLE]
FEMALE REPORTER: And the one thing we can do is ….we won’t know….we won’t know but
if there is any sort of chaos whatsoever we can put out a twitter/facebook alert: saying what
the… ‘Hey Joe Miller punched at rally.’
FEMALE REPORTER: Kinda like Rand Paul…I like that.
[Laughter]
FEMALE REPORTER: That’s a good one.”


The corrupt bastards stand by their corruptions.
Corrupt JournoListers like Greg Sargent continue to defend their fellow corrupt bastards. The corrupt bastards protect the corrupt bastards. JournoLister Ben Smith posted the defense of the corrupt bastards which amounts to ‘what you heard is not what you heard, what we said is not what we meant, our fabricated agit-prop was not meant to be public.”

There is a reason why Miller’s campaign is getting targeted with the “child molester” smear. It’s the type of smear you can’t wash off, you can’t explain, and it will come back to haunt you in future years. Like the “racist” smear the “child molester” smear can never be washed off and it is so open to interpretation and so incendiary that it will quickly embed itself into the collective consciousness.

Years from now, Joe Miller will say or do or vote for or against something and there will be a whisper of “child molester” even though there is no allegation in any way of any inappropriate behavior by Joe Miller. All people will remember is “child molester” and they will forget the context and that Joe Miller was the victim of a smear. Forever and ever Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton and Hillary Supporters of all colors will hear “racist” whispered in the background. We saw how that whisper campaign works this past week in Florida between good friends Bill Clinton and Kendrick Meek.

“This week, it is reported that Bill Clinton pushed black Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek (Fla.) to quit his race against Independent Charlie Crist in Florida, when Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were stumping for Meek just a week before.”

Notice how slimy Quigley strongly suggests that racist Bill Clinton is trying to get the black guy out while Barack Obama is trying to help Meek. The truth, as we wrote, is entirely the opposite. It was Bill Clinton who forced Obama to campaign for Meek and it is Bill Clinton who has the long history of helping African-Americans and Barack Obama who has the history of selling out and stabbing in the back African-Americans (see Alice Palmer and Obama friend Tony Rezko who tormented his black tenants in Chicago). But the stink of “racist” is deployed because it sticks. Joe Miller is the victim of “child molester” because “child molester” is the brother smear to “racist” when there are no racial angles to exploit.

Another aspect to the Quigly slime is the garish hate towards the white working class:

“Obama unfortunately appeared to reflexively weigh in on behalf of Harvard Yard instead of Fenway Park. Obama is without question Harvard’s current favorite. Indeed, the idolatry of Mile High Stadium that has waned in the world at large still reigns at cloistered Harvard. And those little “I miss Bill” bumper stickers of Harvard’s dowagers are beginning to peel off.

But this is breaking the Democrats in half. The Clintons do not like Obama. They think they should be speaking to the minions at Mile High stadium. Now Harvard’s James Kloppenberg tells The New York Times that there is a primal difference between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Kloppenberg disparages the “vulgar pragmatism” of that hunka hunka burnin’ love that is Bill. He praises Obama’s “philosophical pragmatism.”

It is pretentious, but probably correct. Obama, like JFK, is high-minded, and I think there will be more to him next year with Elizabeth Warren on board, especially if he brings in Arnold Schwarzenegger after December. And they will need a new trickster. Arnold, in a recent interview with Diane Sawyer, seemed to want to go. Clinton is vulgar, and a vulgarian with 50 gold watches has populist cachet, in the tradition of the old Irish pols of Brooklyn and Southie with drink and cigar in hand, diamond tie pins and a new Cadillac every year. That is one of the things his followers liked about him.

I have never liked Bill Clinton, not because he is vulgar….”

What we see so vividly is the undiluted hate of the “creative class” against the white working class. The black pimp easily translates to the white Irish politician. Blacks cannot be attacked but the white working class is targeted with all the venom vocabulary good education and profound stupidity can provide. This Quigley creep uses every stereotype of the Irish as “white niggers”. That’s what the Bill Clinton’s used to be “white niggers”:

“Other 19th century commentators also compared conditions of the Irish and enslaved African-Americans. A French traveler to both America and Ireland reported that “I have seen the Indian in his forests and the Negro in his chains, and thought, as I contemplated their pitiable condition, that I saw the very extreme of human wretchedness; but I did not then know the condition of unfortunate Ireland.” Indeed, slaves in the United States had longer life expectancy (36 years) than Irish peasants (19 years), and better diets and superior living conditions. There is no need, however, to set up a competition in relative rates of such horrendous suffering, and the aspects in which Blacks were better treated presumably derive from their involuntary status as valuable property rather than from any supposed humanitarianism of their owners. The point is rather the extraordinary oppression of both groups. Irish immigrants to America were referred to as “White Niggers.”

Both groups were targets of racist stereotypes that usually drew on a debased Darwinism in which both Blacks and Irish were somehow nearer to apes than were Anglo-Saxon types. An illustration from the influential American magazine Harper’s Weekly (whose subtitle “Journal of Civilization” sounds ironic a century later) shows an alleged similarity between “Irish Iberian” and “Negro” features in contrast to the higher “Anglo-Teutonic.” The accompanying caption indicates that the so-called Iberians were “believed to have been” an African race that invaded first Spain and then, apparently, Ireland, where they intermarried with native savages and “thus made way…for superior races” (like the English) to rule over them.

After the Civil War, prejudice was worse against Blacks in the South and against Irish in the North. No less an authority on discrimination than W.E.B. DuBois recalled that in growing up in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in the 1870s, “the racial angle was more clearly defined against the Irish than against me.”

There is an atavistic reason why Bill Clinton was called the “first Black president”. All the class hatred came to the fore and all the anti white working class hate came to the fore and the best way to express that oddity was the “first Black president”. But the reason for the hatred from the well educated “creative class” types was because Bill Clinton was the “first White Nigger President”.

Quigley’s hatred of the white working class and the Clintons quickly morphs into what is the great fear of Barack Obama and his army of well educated race-baiters and bigots:

“There is still time for the Clintons to destroy the Democratic Party, and in such a volatile political environment, there is potentially time for them to destroy the post-war political system.”

The Democratic Party destroyed itself when it force fed the rank and file an unqualified, inexperienced, buffoon from Chicago. What Quigly fears is a return to the post-war political system and the coalition of FDR which included the white working class. What Quigly fears is the destruction of the Obama Dimocratic Party. Quigly is right to fear. We intend to destroy the Obama Dimocratic Party and resurrect the Democratic Party which put people first and fought for principle and core Democratic values.

And we are not alone. The wounds of 2008 are fresh, disgorging blood. After the November 2010 elections the wounds will spew more blood – rivers of blood. Hillary Supporters are still angry and we don’t just mean those of us online. Hillary Clinton supporters say “dump Obama”:

“Democratic voters are closely divided over whether President Barack Obama should be challenged within the party for a second term in 2012, an Associated Press-Knowledge Networks Poll finds.

That glum assessment carries over into the nation at large, which is similarly divided over whether Obama should be a one-term president. [snip]

The AP-KN poll has tracked a group of people and their views since the beginning of the 2008 presidential campaign. Among all 2008 voters, 51 percent say he deserves to be defeated in November 2012 while 47 percent support his re-election _ essentially a tie.

Among Democrats, 47 percent say Obama should be challenged for the 2012 nomination and 51 percent say he should not be opposed. Those favoring a contest include most who backed Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unsuccessful faceoff against Obama for the 2008 nomination.”

All the propaganda from Big Media that the wounds of 2008 are healed are attempts to marginalize us. Republicans who do not understand the importance and endurance of this divide hurt themselves. How’s this for understatement by AP:

Even so, the poll illustrates how Obama’s reputation has frayed since 2008. It suggests lingering bad feelings from Democrats’ bitter primary fight, when he and Clinton _ now his secretary of state _ roughly split the popular vote. Political professionals of both parties said the findings are a warning for the president, whose formal re-election effort is expected to begin stirring next year.”

All the Hillary Clinton as Obama’s vice president is somehow meant to assauge us. We don’t care if Hillary Clinton runs as Obama’s vice president, Bill Clinton becomes the Secretary of State and Chelsea Clinton is named the Defense Secretary and Marc Mezvinsky is the Treasury Secretary and Hillary Clinton’s mom is appointed as White House Chief of Staff – we will never support Barack Obama.

Never:

“”Nobody wants to work with this guy,” said Steven Fagin, 45, of Cincinnati. A Democrat and 2008 Obama voter, he cited deep divisions between Democrats and Republicans. “We’re never going to get anything done.”

At Barack Obama’s final rally today the empty seats numbered into the thousands. Those empty seats are the ones in past election years we occupied. The unused phone banks are the ones we used to call from. The unvisited houses are the ones we used to canvass. The not motivated voters are the neighbors we used to walk with to the ballot box.

From The Confluence to the Hopium Guzzling thugs:

“Hey you Obots, you hippy punchers, you nasty, sexist, snooty, self described “creative class” Obama supporters who pushed us under the bus in 2008 because *you* didn’t need us anymore. You’ve spent the last couple of years pushing the rest of the working class over to the Tea Party with your condescending ridicule of Sarah Palin and your accusations of racism. How’s that strategy working for you? [snip]

Good luck on Tuesday because the working class, uneducated, menopausal, bitter, gun toting women and men you blew off and called racists are going to pick themselves up and toss you under the bus- in front of a speeding train.”

Like Russian peasants against an exterminating horde we will scorch the earth and burn our own homes in this fight. We will never surrender. We have never been beaten. We have never agreed to an armistice. We will beat you on November 2, 2010. We will beat Obana on election day 2012. We will never ever forget Obama treachery in 2008. We will never accept the new order.

We will never accept the Obama Dimocratic Party. Never.

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212 thoughts on “Corrupt Big Media Bastards Exposed And Hillary Clinton Supporters Say “Dump Obama”

  1. “We will never accept the Obama Dimocratic Party. Never. ”

    Damn right!

    no votes for any dimocrat until Waffles is utterly defeated!! NONE, and under no condition!!

    (and its sad that these assholes have utterly destroyed the brand, these people are nothing but elitist, arrogant, condescending race-baiting anti-america radicals. )

    superb article admin!!

    –btw, just read what kerry had to say recently, apparently americans are now “know-nothings”

  2. Absolutely brilliant, Admin!

    “Good luck on Tuesday because the working class, uneducated, menopausal, bitter, gun toting women and men you blew off and called racists are going to pick themselves up and toss you under the bus- in front of a speeding train.”

    —————-

    Amen.

  3. I know that I’ll never forget these faux Democratic scumbags.

    Can someone enlighten me as to who the creative class is? Are they professors, teachers, doctors, lawyers, professionals? I have yet to see a good description of them.

  4. DRUDGE

    NYT LEAD MONDAY: Both parties see possibility of bigger Republican wins in House than either side was talking about — even few days ago… Developing…

  5. NoMoBama, there was a book which posited a “creative class”. This explains: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_class

    The idiots at NothingLeft and DailyKooks loved the idea of being a “creative class” of opinion makers and movers and so these well educated fools anointed themselves the “creative class.” All others they considered “low information” voters.

    The “creative class” are best represented by Chris Bowers, a haiku scribbler and political wannabee who does not know his elbow from his boy parts.

  6. Somehow, if find this to be very unlikely. Although Bill Clinton reinvented himself to be more bipartisan, that was supposed to be something that Barack Øbama was to be all along. It was shown to be a lie. Bill Clinton moved to the center out of necessity, and out of the realization that he needed to do so. Barack Øbama is stuck on stupid, and doesn’t have the capability to change. The man who spouted “CHANGE” is incapable of it!

    Obama’s Comeback Begins On Wednesday Morning
    By Richard Socarides

    Published October 29, 2010

    Democrats appear headed for a stunning series of defeats in the congressional midterm elections.

    That is a great political result – for Obama and the Democrats.

    Starting Wednesday, Americans will expect the Republicans for the first time under Obama to be partners in leading the country – and that they can not do – not with their partners from the Tea Party, big business and lobbyists in tow.

    They need to go from being the “party of no” to the party of “we are all in this together.” The odds on that are pretty slim.

    Tea Party enthusiasts have not worked this hard in search of compromise. Lobbyists and big business want repeal of health care reform and financial regulatory reform.

    That will leave a big opening for the president. People will see what he has been up against in a sharply new and clear way. As he prepares to seek re-election, he will have something to run against, as his opponents have been so good at doing.

    When the Republicans take control of the House, as they will, they will have to govern.

    They show no indication that they want to stop doing “business as usual” in Washington.

    If this election cycle has proven anything, it is that the political right wing is still closely aligned with the lobbyists and other corporate interests, both foreign and domestic.

    It’s also going to be much harder to bend the truth while governing.

    You can’t govern on a platform of “the president is a Muslim and a socialist.”

    You may not like “European-style socialized medicine,” but what about coverage for pre-existing conditions. Obstructing is not governing.

    And what about ending tax breaks for millionaires? Cutting government spending? I don’t think they can (or want to) accomplish either of these.

    Conversely, I think the president will have been “shaken-up” enough by this election to get the message. It is time to really do the people’s business differently. You don’t have all the answers. You must be willing to listen to a broader group of people. Change means doing things differently and with different people.

    So there will be a big political opportunity created for Obama and the Democrats by this Republican congressional House sweep.

    Obama’s comeback begins Wednesday morning.

    Richard Socarides is a Democratic strategist and former White House adviser to President Clinton.

  7. I am pleased that Rand Paul is beginning to pull away. The last antic by Jack Conway seems to have backfired. The Conway bomb was a dud.

  8. Richard Socarides is obviously thick as 2 short planks, Obama is becoming hated. I don’t think Obama has it in him to fightback, he doesnt know the word lose, this will through him over the edge.

  9. PPP also tweeted about an hour ago this message of “Joe Miller’s demise has been greatly exaggerated”

  10. Like Russian peasants against an exterminating horde we will scorch the earth and burn our own homes in this fight. We will never surrender. We have never been beaten. We have never agreed to an armistice. We will beat you on November 2, 2010. We will beat Obana on election day 2012. We will never ever forget Obama treachery in 2008. We will never accept the new order.
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    Admin: one of my relatives used the same strategy of scorched earth against a prior Napoleon who labored under very similar delusions of grandeur and it proved successful. That Napoleon entered Russia with 5 million men and staggered out with only 750,000: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Andreas_Barclay_de_Tolly

  11. admin
    October 31st, 2010 at 6:45 pm
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    Thanks for the link. The creative class is a weird mix from what I understood from reading the link. Putting Bohemians into the group is strange. I don’t think most bohemians would want to be associated with what their lifestyle’s supposedly stand against. The other thing that I found strange is that much of the “creative class”, I would think anyway, would be a natural fit in the Republican party, at least from a business perspective.

  12. moononpluto
    October 31st, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Yep. They (those who say such things about Joe’s demise) are trying to destroy a candidate.

  13. Every sentient being in Alaska, meaning every white, every aleut, every eskimo, every hispanic and every black whoever you are must appreciate the fact that what big media, the Washington DC elitists and the establishment in both parties are doing to Joe Miller, making false, slanderous and damaging statements on the eve of an election, they will do to you if you ever cross their path. It is who they are, it is how they think and how they act for partisan advantage. Before you go to the polls Alaskans look at what they are trying to do to Joe and repeat the following prayer. There but for the grace of God goeth I.

  14. It is class hatred that is repeatedly exhibited by wannabes performing for the elites. Most of the elites will not dirty their hands with the kind of filth that peon hirelings like Quigley are willing to regurgitate to get their chance to become performing pets with a few perks, a decent salary, and all of the shit they can eat. This is essentially what our press, punditocracy, and political class have become. They are servile, toothless, gutless, and craven. They will lie, warp, and perform any degrading act to get a chance to serve elites of which they do not belong (or they would not have to perform these acts but would be requiring some other wannabe to do it) or are desperately trying hold their place. They convince themselves they are of this class (or should be) because of something missing in their feeling of worth that they have to denigrate everyone else to make themselves feel as if they matter. They don’t. And fewer and fewer care that they exist much less what they choose to hate. They need to think about hating each other since they have screwed up so badly and are generally regarded as fools.

  15. Prepare yourselves, all the pollsters will be throwing their final polls at us tonight and tomorrow, a whole slew, i bet you they put a lot of the close ones in tossup and take opinion so they can claim either way, they really dont know whats going to happen in California and the like.

  16. confloyd the caption under should read ” I’m still waiting for you to pay my mortgage, you promised”

  17. If the upcoming election results fail for any reason (including GOP campaign incompetence) to empower the public’s overwhelming desire to stop and reverse the “fundamental transformation” of the United States, I suspect the country will be rocked to its core within the following months and few years.

    A foul and dangerous brew is heating up that is composed of (1) the economic collapse that started in 2008; (2) the radical, “fundamentally transforming” left-wing agenda of the government; and, (3) the thwarting of the public will — with glee — by the entrenched, non-elected powers (in the courts, media, colleges and government bureaucracies) as they get into the face and under the skin of the cultural and political majority.

    It is insufferable (and will not long be suffered) to be lectured to and imposed upon by a ruling class that loathes our nation’s history, values, and accomplishments by those who are not, in fact, our genuine betters. They are neither better educated nor more profoundly morally versed.—Tony Blankley

  18. Mormaer
    October 31st, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    ————————-
    There is an old Rockford Files episode in which one of the actors Lauren Bacall talks about how the elite circle breaks down into lions (the kingpins), tigers (the rising stars) and the monkeys (who are there to entertain and amuse). The scions of big media never get higher than the simeon stage, i.e. monkeys–with at best a talent to amuse, or to do contact hits for the elites. The elites use and abuse them, but hold them at arms length. If they think that by serving the elites they will be permitted to rise to the inner circle, they are sadly mistaken.

  19. All quiet on the western front:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1010/44448.html

    The last TV ads have been cut. The final polls have been conducted. The end-of-campaign expenditures are being made.

    Now, for Democratic consultants and campaign officials who have plotted and strategized for months to preserve the embattled House majority, there’s nothing left to do but sit and wait for the expected horrors of Election Day to unfold.

    There is nearly uniform consensus among Democratic campaign professionals that the House is gone — the only question, it seems, is how many seats they will lose.

    While few will say so on the record for fear of alienating party officials or depressing turnout, every one of nearly a dozen Democratic House consultants and political strategists surveyed expect a GOP majority to be elected Tuesday — the consensus was that Democrats would lose somewhere between 50 and 60 seats.

    A senior party consultant who was on the low end with his predictions said the party would lose between 40 and 50 seats. On the high end, one Democratic consultant said losses could number around 70 seats.

    All spoke to the grimness of the mood.[snip]

    While there was optimistic talk within party circles early this month that the electoral environment was improving for the party, the operatives said those conversations don’t take place anymore.

    “If some Democratic consultant told you they are feeling better, they must have dropped some heavy drugs,” said a senior pollster who is working for candidates in competitive races. “It’s hard.” [snip]

    Everybody that is tied will lose, and everyone that is ahead by a few points will lose because of the GOP wave,” said one party media consultant who is involved in a wide array of House races. “There are going to be some surprises.”

  20. dmin:

    “The last TV ads have been cut. The final polls have been conducted. The end-of-campaign expenditures are being made.”
    _____________________

    I’m hopin I’m right- this is where Bill is tonight. Cutting campaign ads with Caprio for the final blitz towards Tuesday.

  21. CNN: Lisa Murkowski Says Alaska Republicans Can’t Count on Her to be with them

    ………………………………………………………………………

    Thats a final ploy from here in desperation for democrat votes, nothing else, its the same thing Crist has tried. She must be losing badly on internals.

  22. OT:

    If you want to see what Radical Muslim extremists are all about rent the movie, ‘UNTHINKABLE’ starring Samuel L.Jackson and Michael Sheen. Sheen plays a former CiA operative expert in building nuclear bombs threatening to nuke 4 American cities if his demands are not met.

  23. He lived to see the Kennedy brand destroyed. Another one dead from the backstabber clan (another we used to admire before 2007):

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1010/Ted_Sorensen_dead_at_82.html?showall

    Ted Sorensen, JFK’s famed speechwriter and one of the last New Frontiersmen, has died at 82, according to The New York Times.

    President Barack Obama famously got a boost in his campaign when he received the endorsement of Caroline Kennedy and Ted Kennedy during the 2008 Democratic primary. But it was Sorensen who first placed the imprimartur of Kennedy on Obama when he endorsed and campaigned for the then-Illinois senator in 2007.

  24. These dirty tricks are just a taste of what is to come in the 2012 race if Barry isn’t told to go home.

    Trick or treat.
    Happy Halloween.

  25. I don’t know about all of you. But I have been waiting for this election since the beginning of the year, heck I’ve been waiting since the end of the 2008 election season when it was so obvious what was going to be inflicted on America and the LSM was completely complicit in it.

    Nov. 2010 and Nov. 2012 I will be paying attention like nothing I have ever before.

  26. Like Russian peasants against an exterminating horde we will scorch the earth and burn our own homes in this fight. We will never surrender. We have never been beaten. We have never agreed to an armistice. We will beat you on November 2, 2010. We will beat Obana on election day 2012. We will never ever forget Obama treachery in 2008. We will never accept the new order.

    We will never accept the Obama Dimocratic Party. Never.
    ———
    Fighting words…I like it!

  27. admin
    October 31st, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    He lived to see the Kennedy brand destroyed. Another one dead from the backstabber clan (another we used to admire before 2007)
    __________________________

    Sorenson’s faith in Obama was based in Kennedy nostalgia. He tried recreating a time he knew that once was in the form of Barack Obama. He listened to his heart rather than his brain. We are none the better for his broken heart.

  28. JFK would be embarassed and absolutley disgusted at what has happened to the undemocratic party. I always considered myself a JFK dem, I considered him a great American, read all his speeches. I remember listening the speech “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for the country”.

    What a freaking disgust of a party the undemocratic party has become! Disgusting, absolutely disgusting.

  29. Mrs. Smith, Bill was not seen today in RI? hmm, hmm, that’s weird, lets hope your right about the campaign ads.

  30. It is insufferable (and will not long be suffered) to be lectured to and imposed upon by a ruling class that loathes our nation’s history, values, and accomplishments by those who are not, in fact, our genuine betters. They are neither better educated nor more profoundly morally versed.—

    =======================

    Colonists without a mother country?

    Expats? Carpetbaggers? Royal Nonesuch?

  31. From Democratic PPP:

    http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2010/10/gop-headed-for-pa-sweep.html

    Pennsylvania flirted a little bit with Democrats in the final weeks of this year’s election, making them think they might be able to pull off an upset in the Senate and/or Gubernatorial contests that had looked good as gone for most of the year. It looks like the GOP will in the end sweep those races though, if by smaller margins than they had shown in polling throughout much of 2010.

    In the Senate race Pat Toomey leads Joe Sestak 51-46 and in the race for Governor Tom Corbett is up 52-45 on Dan Onorato. The story here is an inordinate number of Democrats unhappy with Barack Obama- and voting Republican because of it.

  32. Disaster! Final Gallup poll:

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/144125/Republicans-Appear-Poised-Win-Big-Tuesday.aspx

    The final USA Today/Gallup measure of Americans’ voting intentions for Congress shows Republicans continuing to hold a substantial lead over Democrats among likely voters, a lead large enough to suggest that regardless of turnout, the Republicans will win more than the 40 seats needed to give them the majority in the U.S. House.

    The results are from Gallup’s Oct. 28-31 survey of 1,539 likely voters. It finds 52% to 55% of likely voters preferring the Republican candidate and 40% to 42% for the Democratic candidate on the national generic ballot — depending on turnout assumptions. Gallup’s analysis of several indicators of voter turnout from the weekend poll suggests turnout will be slightly higher than in recent years, at 45%. This would give the Republicans a 55% to 40% lead on the generic ballot, with 5% undecided. [snip]

    Taking Gallup’s final survey’s margin of error into account, the historical model predicts that the Republicans could gain anywhere from 60 seats on up, with gains well beyond that possible.

    It should be noted, however, that this year’s 15-point gap in favor of the Republican candidates among likely voters is unprecedented in Gallup polling and could result in the largest Republican margin in House voting in several generations. This means that seat projections have moved into uncharted territory, in which past relationships between the national two-party vote and the number of seats won may not be maintained.

  33. This really does feel like a tsunami coming. You first get the quiet drawback and undertow….. then the monster wave hits. I posted this on a thread at TC, but I’m going to share it here as well:

    Consequences.

    One of the reasons I am not particularly worried (as some are) that a huge R wave this year denotes some kind of permanent conservative realignment, is that I don’t believe it is.
    People were utterly disgusted with Bush and his congress in 2006, and they expressed that anger at the polls. 2010 is going to be an even bigger expression of disgust with the Democrats.

    Whatever anyone says about “concern” that the public is merely “lashing out” and “aren’t thinking this through” is just so much noise. The public is indeed thinking. They are thinking that we can’t even DISCUSS policy direction until we yank our politicians up by the shorthairs enough that they get it through their thick entitled heads that it isn’t about them, or about parties, or which one gets the next turn to grab the keys and go joyriding with their lobbyist buddies. It’s about US.

    It’s a very simple message, actually. The message is “We can yank those keys out of your damn hand anytime we please. We can give them to a hairdresser, or a certified loon, or Sam the not-so-bright yard guy. And we will if you keep this shit up. So both parties need to STOP FUCKING WITH US.”

    In my conversations with people all across the political spectrum, once you cut through the static, most are viewing this election as a “Who’s in charge here – you or us?” to both parties. The various issues, whether left or right, do need to be discussed and debated. The differences are real. But it seems that the people want to have both sides of that debate come from US, not be shaped and molded and controlled by THEM.

    I can argue my liberal point of view with my conservative or moderate neighbor, as they can with me. There’s no arguing with a machine, whether it has a D or an R stamped on it. Yes, there are scary ideologues involved this year. But I think they are misjudging as much as the sell-out Dems are. This is in large part rage against the machine, and it ain’t over in 2010.

  34. oh my.

    I just heard on Fox News that Waffles will try and pass all his crap in the lame duck session.

    If these assholes do this, it will be end of the undemocratic party for generations.

  35. confloyd
    October 31st, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Bloomberg is coming in tomorrow for Chafee and your *friend* “mittens” is going to swing for Robitaille.

    I hope the airwaves are full of Bill and Caprio adverts. 😆

  36. HillaryForTexas good points. Tonight Politico has an article up about how the Republican establishment is out to destroy Sarah Palin. We know what the Democratic establishment did to Hillary Clinton. In Hillary’s case the situation was much worse than anything we have ever seen because it was the party leadership screwing with the rank and file.

    In America the people are sovereign. Whether the leaders know it or not they are in the positions they are in only with “the consent of the governed.” As you write, “we can yank those keys out of your damn hand anytime we please.” That is right on point.

    Those in the Democratic Party that stole delegates from Hillary to give to Obama, those that stole uncommitted delegates to give to Obama – must be removed and never seen again. All of them. If what it takes to get that done is to give the keys to the Republicans, then so be it.

    The Democratic Party (and the Republican Party) must be expressions of the people not of backroom deals. The Rules and Bylaws committee that legalized theft must be nuked. That will require total death, doom, destruction in 2010.

    Less than 26 hours to go.

  37. “We can yank those keys out of your damn hand anytime we please. We can give them to a hairdresser, or a certified loon, or Sam the not-so-bright yard guy.” _________________

    Absolutely right, H4T. At one time RI was so disheartened with their US House Representative, they voted in a house painter by the name of Edward Beard in 1972. The original Joe the Plumber.

  38. US mid-term elections 2010: Hillary Clinton stays away from mid-term elections

    Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, will be several thousand miles away from American shores on election day in a move some are interpreting as a deliberate way of literally distancing herself from the result.

    By Toby Harnden in Chicago
    Published: 31 Oct 2010

    Although former President Bill Clinton has held more than 100 election events, his wife is unable to campaign because of her foreign policy role. She is currently on a two-week tour of Asia and Australasia that includes stops in Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia.

    In Siem Reap in Cambodia yesterday, Mrs Clinton met a group of about 50 victims of human trafficking at an American-funded facility and promised continued American support.

    “I am so proud of you,” she told the young women, former prostitutes who were mostly aged between 17 and 23. At the facility, they receive an education and vocational training including weaving and sewing lessons.

    Mrs Clinton listened as one young woman, Vann Sina, recounted her story of being abducted at 13 and forced to have sex with 20 to 30 men a day for more than two years before being rescued from a brothel. “You motivate me,” she said.

    The US Secretary of State later visited the famed 12th century Angkor Wat temple complex before heading to Phnom Penh for talks with senior Cambodian officials.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/us-politics/8100557/US-mid-term-elections-2010-Hillary-Clinton-stays-away-from-mid-term-elections.html

  39. “The Democratic Party (and the Republican Party) must be expressions of the people not of backroom deals. The Rules and Bylaws committee that legalized theft must be nuked. That will require total death, doom, destruction in 2010.”
    _________________________

    That is why we are here, to ensure the payback is memorable, worthy of a commemoration plaque.

  40. These two videos and comments are from our second article in January 2009:

    We realized that the Hopium addicted will someday be wracked with pain and torments. We want to be there for them. As the Ink Spots (back in 1940) sang in “Maybe”

    Maybe you’ll think of me when you are all alone
    Maybe the one who is waiting for you
    Will prove untrue, then what will you do?

    So,

    while during this year others might be gloomy, while during this week Dimocrats live in dread and anxiety at being exposed, while others either by circumstance or outlook will be depressed or sad, we choose to smile and laugh and enjoy our few moments on this earth.

    For us, no drab colors. We’re Ticked Pink.

  41. Even so, the poll illustrates how Obama’s reputation has frayed since 2008. It suggests lingering bad feelings from Democrats’ bitter primary fight, when he and Clinton _ now his secretary of state _ roughly split the popular vote
    **************

    No…she WON the popular vote, but they don’t want you to know that. you never hear of it.

  42. Gonzo, that jumped out at me, too. But hey, it’s an improvement over the usual lies about how he creamed her. Maybe in another two years they’ll start telling the truth.

  43. @admin: Those in the Democratic Party that stole delegates from Hillary to give to Obama, those that stole uncommitted delegates to give to Obama – must be removed and never seen again. All of them. If what it takes to get that done is to give the keys to the Republicans, then so be it.

    I was composing a comment exactly along these lines. If Obama won’t leave of his own accord and there is no primary challenge, I want a republican to win in 2012 and I hope they have or would have learnt their lesson. Judging the mood of the people, the koolaid is still strong among people who are party loyal and they won’t support a primary challenge. Some among Hillary loyalists have turned sour at the party and even at Clintons. These two points make me nervous about a primary challenge not being successful. The only path for Hillary is if he is forcibly removed from the office (for any number of reasons). But party loyalists don’t seem to acknowledge the problems with Obama and they never acknowledged the problems with the 2008 primary. All in all a bleak picture for us.

  44. I’m tickled PINK and incandescently happy knowing the time has finally come for us to Rise UP and Rise UP again! 🙂

  45. from ACE

    First Pitch, Game 4
    —Dave In Texas

    This is how it’s done, President Awesome.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkwcsTaAGVU&feature=player_embedded

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evb489N11Q4#t=2m53s

    The fool on the hill…

    President Obama tossed out the first pitch at Nationals Park Monday afternoon, throwing high and wide to start the Washington team’s opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.

    Obama drew a mixture of cheers and boos from the crowd as he strolled out onto the field wearing a Chicago White Sox cap in a nod to his hometown team. It was his first trip to the stadium since taking office.

    “A little high and outside,” Obama remarked after his pitch.

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0410/play_ball_716e9eab-fd1c-4f23-a4f6-2663250f8b04.html

  46. Pm317, we have always been of the mind that there was no use in debating anything with the Obama Dimocratic Party until after the November 2 elections.

    With regularity people ask “when will they wake up?” Our answer has always been the same – wait until November 2, when they are slapped so hard that even the most drugged will wake up.

    What happens on November 3 is either the elected officials wake up along with the rank and file or they remain the same until defeat in 2012. We suspect the elected officials will be terrified on November3. The Hillary rank and file already want a primary challenge. The nutroots will want to rule in Hell rather than serve in Heaven. Big Media will begin to move to the Republicans. The Obama dead-enders will be stuck in Hopium dens.

    Not a bleak picture at all – but that will be the fodder for many articles in November.

  47. How can the reporters from a broadcast station not be held accountable to the citizenry of Alaska. They are given a license by the FCC and are responsible to the public. Seems like intent would be pretty easy to prove.
    Hot damn though I watched Palin’s latest appearance on FOX and compared it to the cbs interview two years ago. She has blossomed.

  48. How many parents do you suppose are eating their children’s candy as we type?
    *********

    Calif. Trick-Or-Treaters Warned Of Pot-Laced Candy
    Updated: Saturday, 30 Oct 2010, 12:41 PM EDT
    Published : Saturday, 30 Oct 2010, 12:41 PM EDT

    Trick-or-treaters in California have been warned to watch out for pot-laced candy this Halloween, the Los Angles Times reported Friday.

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued the warning to parents in light of candy and snacks containing marijuana being confiscated from pot dispensaries.

    The warning comes days before Californians vote on Proposition 19, a marijuana legalization measure.

    California has state laws allowing the medical use of marijuana, but the sheriff’s department said the confiscated items were untested and unlicensed.

    Officials said in their warning that parents should check Halloween candy and other snacks for indications the items were tampered with.

    Read more: Los Angeles Times

  49. henry,
    Obama selected his friends daughter to be chairman of the FCC. She’s Clyburn’s daughter and is totally unqualified for the job, it was quid pro quo for whatever Obama got Clyburn to do in South Carolina to beat Hillary.

  50. All the Hillary Clinton as Obama’s vice president is somehow meant to assauge us. We don’t care if Hillary Clinton runs as Obama’s vice president, Bill Clinton becomes the Secretary of State and Chelsea Clinton is named the Defense Secretary and Marc Mezvinsky is the Treasury Secretary and Hillary Clinton’s mom is appointed as White House Chief of Staff – we will never support Barack Obama.

    ———–
    Right you are Admin, even if BO the dog is appointed head chief…no Baracko. Not then, not now…………..NEVER!

  51. Admin, I hope you’re right. Being close to DC and surrounded by Obamabots I am feeling a bit hopeless in the wake of that Stewart Rally. As one guy put it, I was the only one he knew who didn’t go to that rally — his relatives flew in just for the rally. I joked with another not an Obot but a Democrat if he would go to a teaparty rally and he recoiled like he was being asked to be with lepers. Around where I live, I am surrounded by lawyers with Obama stickers on their cars. They even convinced my Republican neighbor who thought Bush was great to vote for Obama. Let us see how the reaction will be after Tuesday. It will take a scandal with damaging and convincing evidence (just the truth about 2008 primary is enough) to sway the party faithfuls to abandon his ship.

  52. Calif. Trick-Or-Treaters Warned Of Pot-Laced Candy
    Updated: Saturday, 30 Oct 2010, 12:41 PM EDT
    Published : Saturday, 30 Oct 2010, 12:41 PM EDT

    Trick-or-treaters in California have been warned to watch out for pot-laced candy this Halloween, the Los Angles Times reported Friday.

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued the warning to parents in light of candy and snacks containing marijuana being confiscated from pot dispensaries.

    The warning comes days before Californians vote on Proposition 19, a marijuana legalization measure.

    California has state laws allowing the medical use of marijuana, but the sheriff’s department said the confiscated items were untested and unlicensed.

    Officials said in their warning that parents should check Halloween candy and other snacks for indications the items were tampered with.

    Read more: Los Angeles Times

  53. Off topic
    But if they legalize marijuana how will the driving under the influence laws reflect that? Don’t know of a test which can be administered roadside or that one even exists which can tell you when the substance was used only that it has been.

  54. A wonderful find:
    ______________________

    By Charlie Reese, a former 50 year columnist of the Sentinel Newspaper.

    Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

    Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits?

    Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?

    You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The president does.

    You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

    You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.
    You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.
    You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

    One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices.

    545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

    I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress.

    In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank. I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

    Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault.
    They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
    What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.

    The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it. The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes.

    Who is the speaker of the House? She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

    It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.

    When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what THEY want to exist.

    If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

    If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

    If the Marines are in ,it’s because they want them in.

    If they do not receive Social Security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

    There are no insoluble government problems.

    Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.

    Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

    Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

    They, and they alone, have the power.

    They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.

    We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

  55. Admin – form the looks of this comment left at a story on Joe Miller’s response to CBS Alaska Corruption and lies, the NObama Coalition is widening:

    “After the election, we have to push to find the RINOS that allowed Murkowski to keep her Energy Committee seat and conspired with her to keep Joe Miller from getting elected to the Senate.

    One name for sure is Orin Hatch, there are others. They need to be politically eliminated. ”

    http://biggovernment.com/driehl/2010/10/31/exclusive-miller-campaign-responds-to-anchorage-cbs-affiliate-ktva/

  56. I don’t know if this means anything but my former nun turned attorney friend says the real battle will begin after Nov2. According to her advertisers want to hit women between the ages of 25 and 44. She claims to have 1000 conservative sights and plans to quote behar and then show an ad which aired on the View. Then give contact info and for the company. Then show an opposing product. Clever as they will be airing nothing, but will send a very loud message.

  57. henry
    October 31st, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    STAMP, henry!! I don’t know how admin does it, and often I am at a loss for words on how to express my gratitude, but I think I may have finally come up with something that I hope can convey my appreciation.

    Hillary for President / Admin for Vice President! 🙂

    You are simply amazing, Admin. Thank you for everything you do.

  58. After all the good reporting by us here and on other web sites, that Bill Clinton was NOT trying convince Kendrick Meek to drop out, the truth was apparently NOT ACCEPTABLE.

    On Friday as I recall, the NY Times’ front page story was that Clinton was working to convince Meek to drop out. Next day??? Any retraction?? If there was, it certainly was not on the front page. “Isn’t that CONVENIENT?”.

    On Sunday, on McLaughlin’s Talking Heads show, even the right winger Buchanan makes the same assertion. And yet there was no follow up countering that, such as, “Hey, that’s been found to be untrue”. Or not even, “Hey, there are other sides to this story, where even Meek HIMSELF say Clinton (and his camp) was not the one party putting pressure on him to drop out…”. Heck, not even Monica Crowley jumped up to shoot that down, nor not even the usually sharp-eyed McLaughlin.

    So they have no problem perpetuating media lies.

    This was one of the remaining places where I can still hear good right and left sparring, but seriously, when you refuse to do your journalistic duties, you become a “media shill”. You have sacrificed your most cherished asset, CREDIBILITY.

  59. Wow, that is a great song. Lulu wrings out so much emotion without overdoing it. A fine line, but that original version of “To Sir, With Love”, is divine.

    My wife sings, and we’ve worked on that song (I play guitar), and when we’ve played it at local bars, everyone says Wow, what a great song, and that my wife did it justice.

    Any time I hear it on the radio, time stands still, and it makes me cry.

  60. God I wish I possessed the gift of the poet as I’d really like to rewrite something poignant about how I will cast all of my votes for republicans and end it with to sir with love.

  61. With regularity people ask “when will they wake up?” Our answer has always been the same – wait until November 2, when they are slapped so hard that even the most drugged will wake up.

    What happens on November 3 is either the elected officials wake up along with the rank and file or they remain the same until defeat in 2012. We suspect the elected officials will be terrified on November3. The Hillary rank and file already want a primary challenge. The nutroots will want to rule in Hell rather than serve in Heaven. Big Media will begin to move to the Republicans. The Obama dead-enders will be stuck in Hopium dens.

    Not a bleak picture at all – but that will be the fodder for many articles in November.
    —————————————————-
    Correct on all points.

    If there is a tsunami on Tuesday, it will be a repudiation of Obama, a repudiation of the Dimocratic Party, and a repudiation of big media elites. That alone will alter significantly the playing field. This tape of the CBS affiliate conspiring to plant a defamatory story, is clear evidence of their own moral depravity, and disrespect for the electoral process. Gone forever is the CBS of Murrow, Cronkite and Sevaraid. All that remains is a propaganda ministry and dirty tricks department that makes war on the American People. These dead souls deserve our contempt, and no reasonable person should give them the time of day.

  62. Bots disease: anger without cause; speech without profit; change without progress; inquiry without object; putting trust in a stranger, and mistaking foes for friends.

  63. Jay Cost–on why bambi will not move to the center because he misreads the electorate.

    Ever since the conservative wing of the Republican party triumphed in 1980, liberal analysts have been warning the GOP that it must moderate if it is to survive. The most recent iteration of this argument is the “emerging Democratic majority” theory, long promulgated by John Judis of the New Republic and Ruy Teixeira of the Center for American Progress, which has ties to the Obama administration. In essence, their theory holds that demographic, social, and economic changes will move the country back to the center-left. They saw the 2008 presidential election as the first of many victories for this new majority.

    The president’s apparent plan to fight the GOP makes sense in light of this theory. If he thinks his election really was a leftward realignment, it follows that he will hold the new line against the conservatives, who in this view cannot sustain their coalition into 2012.

    If this is what President Obama is thinking, I believe he has bet wrong. There are two glaring problems with the notion that 2008 was a realigning election that brought forth a new Democratic majority, which has only to be revived in 2012. First, while the exit polls confirm that President Obama brought new voters into his coalition, they also show that his decisive advantage was the 17 percent of Bush 2004 voters who bolted the GOP coalition in 2008. If John McCain had managed to keep these Bush voters in his camp, he would have won the White House. What’s more, for all the new voters President Obama brought into the Democratic coalition, he lost almost as many Hillary Clinton primary voters, 15 percent of whom backed John McCain. Indeed, the exit polls indicate that, had Hillary Clinton been the nominee, she would have won by 11 points, while Obama won by 7 points.

    Second, the idea of 2008 as a realigning election implicitly misframes the process by which voters shift their allegiances. The election of 1932, for instance, did not signify an electoral realignment. The realignment came during the New Deal as FDR used the powers of the federal government to shift the loyalties of the voting public. Similarly, the election of 1860 did not realign Northern politics; rather, victory in the Civil War did. Ditto the tumultuous period of 1893-1896: The Republicans went on to enjoy a 30-year majority not because William McKinley defeated William Jennings Bryan for president in 1896, but because the country turned an economic corner shortly thereafter for which the GOP could take credit. Finally, the Reagan Revolution lasted as long as it did because of the tremendous prosperity of the 1980s. In each instance, the president who pulled off the realignment did so by contrasting his record of successful governing with the failures of his opponents.

    This essential ingredient is missing for Obama in 2010. The president’s economic policy has broadly been judged not to have succeeded, and his health care law may be the most unpopular significant legislation in 100 years. Voters still look negatively upon the record of President George W. Bush, and they still would like to see President Obama succeed, but they do not believe the country has turned a corner. If it doesn’t recover before the 2012 election, President Obama will have a difficult time reconstituting his electoral coalition—while Republicans, if they play their cards right, will enjoy a terrific opportunity to consolidate their midterm gains.

  64. WOW
    Unrelated to politics i found the most incredible video.
    It is a cover of the Peter Gabriel/Kate Bush song “Don’t give up” Brought a tear to me eye as this one is Sinnead O’Connor and Willy Nelson

  65. Splendid article: “At least the captain of the Titanic tried to miss the iceberg. Congressional Democrats aimed right for it.”–no life rings please. If dimocrats fall into the cold icy Arctic water and drown that would be apropos. If someone threw them a life ring and saved them that well deserved fate, well that would be a tragedy,

    A Vote Against Dems, Not for the GOP

    Voters don’t want to be governed from the left, right or center. They want Washington to recognize that Americans want to govern themselves.

    By SCOTT RASMUSSEN
    Wall Street Journal

    In the first week of January 2010, Rasmussen Reports showed Republicans with a nine-point lead on the generic congressional ballot. Scott Brown delivered a stunning upset in the Massachusetts special U.S. Senate election a couple of weeks later.

    In the last week of October 2010, Rasmussen Reports again showed Republicans with a nine-point lead on the generic ballot. And tomorrow Republicans will send more Republicans to Congress than at any time in the past 80 years.

    This isn’t a wave, it’s a tidal shift—and we’ve seen it coming for a long time. Remarkably, there have been plenty of warning signs over the past two years, but Democratic leaders ignored them. At least the captain of the Titanic tried to miss the iceberg. Congressional Democrats aimed right for it.

    While most voters now believe that cutting government spending is good for the economy, congressional Democrats have convinced them that they want to increase government spending. After the president proposed a $50 billion infrastructure plan in September, for example, Rasmussen Reports polling found that 61% of voters believed cutting spending would create more jobs than the president’s plan.

    Central to the Democrats’ electoral woes was the debate on health-care reform. From the moment in May 2009 when the Congressional Budget Office announced that the president’s plan would cost a trillion dollars, most voters opposed it. Today 53% want to repeal it. Opposition was always more intense than support, and opposition was especially high among senior citizens, who vote in high numbers in midterm elections.

    Rather than acknowledging the public concern by passing a smaller and more popular plan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama insisted on passing the proposed legislation by any means possible.

    As a result, Democrats face massive losses in tomorrow’s midterm election. Based upon our generic ballot polling and an analysis of individual races, we project that Nancy Pelosi’s party will likely lose 55 or more seats in the House, putting the GOP firmly in the majority. Republicans will also win at least 25 of the 37 Senate elections. While the most likely outcome is that Republicans end up with 48 or 49 Senate seats, Democrats will need to win close races in West Virginia, Washington and California to protect their majority.

    There will also be a lot more Republican governors in office come January. It looks like six heartland states stretching from Pennsylvania to Iowa will trade a Democratic governor for a Republican one. A common theme in all the races is that white, working-class Democrats who tended to vote for Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in 2008 are prepared to vote for Republicans.

    But none of this means that Republicans are winning. The reality is that voters in 2010 are doing the same thing they did in 2006 and 2008: They are voting against the party in power.

    This is the continuation of a trend that began nearly 20 years ago. In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected president and his party had control of Congress. Before he left office, his party lost control. Then, in 2000, George W. Bush came to power, and his party controlled Congress. But like Mr. Clinton before him, Mr. Bush saw his party lose control.

    That’s never happened before in back-to-back administrations. The Obama administration appears poised to make it three in a row. This reflects a fundamental rejection of both political parties.

    More precisely, it is a rejection of a bipartisan political elite that’s lost touch with the people they are supposed to serve. Based on our polling, 51% now see Democrats as the party of big government and nearly as many see Republicans as the party of big business. That leaves no party left to represent the American people.

    Voters today want hope and change every bit as much as in 2008. But most have come to recognize that if we have to rely on politicians for the change, there is no hope. At the same time, Americans instinctively understand that if we can unleash the collective wisdom and entrepreneurial spirit of the American people, there are no limits to what we can accomplish.

    In this environment, it would be wise for all Republicans to remember that their team didn’t win, the other team lost. Heading into 2012, voters will remain ready to vote against the party in power unless they are given a reason not to do so.

    Elected politicians also should leave their ideological baggage behind because voters don’t want to be governed from the left, the right, or even the center. They want someone in Washington who understands that the American people want to govern themselves.

  66. White House Insider: Pelosi Willing to Help Take Obama Down

    Fight!

    http://newsflavor.com/politics/world-politics/white-house-insider-pelosi-willing-to-help-take-obama-down/

    The Wednesday meeting by Democratic Party leaders once again confirmed. White House members involved told to “sit down and shut up.” War within party totally engaged now. Updated election internals showing trends breaking against Democrats as predicated. Now appears we will lose up to 60 seats in House and possibly split Senate. Mood within party very grim – and very angry toward president. I have never seen party members so actively motivated to openly challenge a sitting president in their own party. Trip to India has Dems shaking heads in disbelief. Phrase “running away” being repeated often. WH appears oblivious to situation.

    Once again, CLOSELY watch for Pelosi news. Speaker preparing for departure from Congress, but going to burn bridges as she does so – namely all those leading to the White House. Speculation she will assist in clearing way for Congressional investigations against Obama White House in coming year. In effect, Pelosi willing to help take Obama down. Quote from within her office that came back to me as follows, “How that -expletive- idiot ever got elected is beyond me. Well let’s see how he does without me around to carry his -expletive- water.” Pelosi very unhappy receiving directive from WH to not attempt any significant legislation during lame duck session. “Leave a mess for the Republicans.” Pelosi furious over directive as it will further diminish her legacy. I don’t think the lady likes being told what to do…

    Also confirmed by two other sources Clinton people have been communicating regularly with Pelosi. Something very big is up w/that. I believe that something involves primary challenge against Obama. I have indicated that possibility to you before – this appears to once again confirm. Divide now between “Obama Democrats” and “Clinton Democrats”. More on this likely to come following Wednesday meeting. Basic question is now this: Do we try and save Obama or save the party? I of course suggest the latter and working to do just that.

    One other tidbit but not confirmed. VP Biden has reached out to Clintons as well. Uncertain as to what or why if true. Developing.

    No, I will not be attending Wed. meeting. Bastards did not invite me. -Expletive- you Pat. Hah!

    Out of town until -date withheld-. Attempt to meet some time after return. Will be in contact.

  67. Poor Blanche Lincoln, she’s still running 20 points behind Boozeman in Arkasas. I’m guessing she has not planned a victory party.

  68. Poor Blanche Lincoln, she’s still running 20 points behind Boozeman in Arkasas.

    ==============

    Wasn’t she the one Bill campaigned for against a Bot whome the Bots thought would have a better chance in Nov?

    Maybe he really is plotting revenge….

  69. Yes i believe so, no dem was going to win in Arkansas this year, the environment was just too volatile but she has not even got it close, its like a disaster of epic porportions for her.

  70. White House Insider: Pelosi Willing to Help Take Obama Down

    ————–

    Oh, what fantasy! Limbaugh was pushing this openly. He doesn’t really want Hillary as nominee; the GOP wants Obama whom they can beat in 2012 or at worst boss for another 4 years.

    This ‘insider’ is obviuoslly fiction.

  71. Current RCP headlines for ‘In the Senate’
    * WA: Rossi Moves Ahead of Murray
    * WV: Manchin Holding Off Raese
    * NV: Reid Faces Prospect of Defeat
    * RCP: GOP Closer to Taking Senate; Latest RCP Avgs Project 50-50 Tie

  72. Incidentally Stevens/Islam was a big draw at the Stewart/Colbert Rally. I didn’t know what the singer Stevens/Islam had said about Salman Rushdie and the Fatwa on him. But this article lays it out. The liberals are good at defending the indefensible and ‘tolerant’ of the perpetrators of the indefensible, like we have been witness to right here on this board — ‘oh, he is just a moderate Muslim, he is just talking, he is not a radical or a terrorist, he won’t hurt a fly’.

    Jon Stewart’s Rally for Sanity yesterday featured Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens singing “Peace Train”. Islam/Stevens previously showed his commitment to peace and sanity by saying that death was the appropriate punishment for Salman Rushdie’s “blasphemy”.

    He has tried to wiggle out of it and issued all kinds of denials.

    But here is what he said to Geoffrey Robertson QC in 1989. (Video here.)

    Robertson: You don’t think that this man deserves to die?
    Y. Islam: Who, Salman Rushdie?
    Robertson: Yes.
    Y. Islam: Yes, yes.
    Robertson: And do you have a duty to be his executioner?
    Y. Islam: Uh, no, not necessarily, unless we were in an Islamic state and I was ordered by a judge or by the authority to carry out such an act – perhaps, yes.
    [Some minutes later, Robertson on the subject of a protest where an effigy of the author is to be burned]
    Robertson: Would you be part of that protest, Yusuf Islam, would you go to a demonstration where you knew that an effigy was going to be burned?
    Y. Islam: I would have hoped that it’d be the real thing.

    [snip]

    What “Cat” ought to have done was apologise to Rushdie and commit himself to the right to criticise power in whatever form it takes, but he has not and American leftists have yet to learn that they cannot be a little bit liberal. They can’t denounce the idiocy of Fox and ignore the idiocies of religion. Maybe they will never learn.

    I’m close to giving up.

    http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/3551

  73. Why? Raising the dependents age to 26 for health insurance did not help rally support from the youth? Understandable, which young man will label himself as loser and feel proud to be still on his parents’ insurance plan. I actually heard that talking point from Obama Dimwits for a day or so, ‘we raised the age to 26, why are they not happy?’ and then it was gone for good.

    Democrats await Armageddon as youth vote deserts them
    http://www.qando.net/?p=9727

    All the signs are there. Independents breaking hard for the GOP. Senior voters, a demographic the Democrats usually own, dissatisfied with the health care bill. And the youth vote that was so large in 2008 is unengaged in 2010.

    In fact, young people are now feeling “abandoned.” And that has translated into a noticeable lack of enthusiasm on the college campus – a hotbed of Obama and thereby Democratic support:

    Now, however, former Obama volunteers nationwide say that they and their former colleagues are less involved and more ambivalent. Experts say the usual midterm effect, in which young voters are especially likely to disengage, has combined with an unexpected distance that has arisen between Mr. Obama and many young constituents. While most of them still view him more favorably than their parents or grandparents do, various polls show that the youthful passion that led to action has not been sustained.

    “They were emotionally invested,” said Peter Levine, director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University. “Somehow that should have been turned into, for Democrats, a revival of progressive policy, and in a neutral way, a revival of democracy starting with young people.”

    “So far, it hasn’t happened,” he added.

  74. Miller is the kind of republican the country needs. Why? Because “Miller now has unabiding contempt for the Republican Leadership in the Senate after what they’ve done to him.”

    Assessing Joe Miller
    Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)
    Monday, November 1st at 9:09AM EDT

    A lot of people have accused Joe Miller in Alaska of running a “paranoid” campaign. I admit that I’ve thought it.

    Turns out he has been right to do so.

    We have the local CBS affiliate in Alaska out to get him — caught on tape no less.

    We have John Cornyn on TV giving a muddled message about who he supports, forcing the NRSC to come out and claim it supports Joe Miller and yet, despite a lot of bluster and some show, is doing little to help him.

    We have the Senate GOP Conference refusing to kick Lisa Murkowski off the Energy Committee because, in the words of Orrin Hatch, they “like her.”

    We have the Alaska Supreme Court and Alaska Elections Officials in clear disregard of actual, easy to understand, election law in Alaska handing out lists of write-in candidates.

    And yet Joe Miller is leading in the latest PPP poll.

    Miller is the guy we want in the Senate. It is not just that he is conservative and not Murkowski. Miller now has unabiding contempt for the Republican Leadership in the Senate after what they’ve done to him.

    For conservatives, that is a very, very good thing. The hour is late. The need is great. Let’s do what we can for Joe Miller.

  75. Yes, this will be frustrating. But in the end it does not bother me. Why? Because if you are a professional be that a doctor, a lawyer or an engineer everything depends on properly defining the problem you are trying to solve and what your operating assumptions are. As long as the dims believe that the 2008 election was a paradigmatic shift in the electorate and we are no longer a center right but a center left country pining for a socialist agenda and an Orwellian future where liberty is sacrificed on the alter of equality, and we are now content to be lab rats for Harvard educated social engineers like BF Skinner (Beyond Human Freedom and Dignity) they will misdiagnose the problem and apply the wrong strategy and continue to lose. Politics was never bean bag and if we continue along this god forsaken path it will decide who lead to violent revolution because the end game here is intolerable. Consider the evidence. The tax rate in Europe is around 50% whereas the tax rate in Hong Kong is 15%. Europe is dying and the East is rising to dominate the world stage. No democrat who supported Obama can be trusted with the fate of this nation. Any republican who crosses the aisle to support his perverse agenda like these RINOS is in pare delicto–just as guilty.

  76. My 1038 post above is in reference to this article wherein Eric discusses the morning after . . . . in which the elites try to dismiss these election results as idiosyncratic rather that a wholesale repudiation of the Obama Agenda.
    ——————————

    Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)
    Monday, November 1st at 5:00AM EDT

    “It will be easier for the Democrats to believe in a grand conspiracy that stole the election, than to accept rejection by the American people.”

    Conservatives will be fighting on two fronts after today. First, Establishment Republicans will be peddling stories, as they have in the past week, that conservative gains in the Senate were really not significant compared to the Establishment pickups.

    We’ll deal with those later, but you can get a flavor for those here and here.

    But there is a bigger effort, which the media will be more sympathetic to. That is that this election is not a game changer, just a temper tantrum. It is the “Angry White Male” election. This is important for two reasons — it helps push the narrative that this election is against the first black President and therefore somewhat illegitimate because of racism. Second, it makes it an election premised on the anger of one demographic group.

    Consequently, this election can be seen as an anomalous fluke and not a full scale rejection of Democratic policy. The Democrats are desperate to build that narrative.

    Contrast this year with 2008. The pundits on television were orgasmic that America had become a “center-left” nation. Time’s front cover was of the Republicans as an endangered species.

    A number of analysts and pundits said if the GOP tried to be obstructions after the devastation wrought by the Democrats, the GOP would be further decimated come 2010.

    And yet . . .

    It is important to understand why the Democrats will seek now to delegitimize Tuesday’s gains and how.

    The “How” is the easiest. There are a number of ways they will do it.

    They will, in the next 24 hours, predict astronomical gains for the GOP and when those numbers are not reached, the Democrats will proclaim there is no mandate.
    They will say it was just angry, white, racist men — not the whole country and therefore the GOP must pursue policies designed to attract (insert your favorite minority group here).
    They will say it was just a temper tantrum.
    They will say it was a one time fluke and Obama will now win in 2012.
    They will say the new Republican caucus is “moderate” and this was a repudiation of the right.
    They will say Karl Rove and the Chamber of Commerce used foreign money to steal the election.
    They will say a lot of things designed to distract from the gains.

    The “Why” is very important.

    The Democrats bought into the idea that the nation was now a center-left nation. They believed the nation wanted universal healthcare, a stimulus, etc. They are convinced that 70% of Americans want socialist healthcare policies.

    In short, the Democrats must delegitimize this election because to admit to its consequences is to recognize that the nation does not and never did want the Democrats’ socialist agenda. It will be easier for the Democrats to believe in a grand conspiracy that stole the election, than to accept rejection by the American people.

    So they will come up with every possible excuse to excuse what is going to happen to them.

  77. I hope she sues to hell, they are a fucking disgrace.

    More Media Shenanigans: Delaware TV Station ‘Forgets’ to Broadcast O’Donnell 30 Minute Ads

    The Christine O’Donnell campaign bought three thirty minute blocks of time on Delaware TV channel 28 to broadcast an infomercial on her candidacy the last two days before Tuesday’s election.

    Last night’s scheduled 11:30 broadcast failed to happen. This morning, the scheduled 10:00 broadcast also failed to happen.

    The O’Donnell campaign just Tweeted about the incidents:

    This isn’t our show either! We are told channel 28 “forgot” to air it…both times… even though we paid for the time slot last week.
    4 minutes ago via txt

    The infomercial, entitled We the People, was posted this morning to O’Donnell’s campaign website and can be viewed here.

    The next scheduled broadcast is for 3:00 p.m. today.

  78. moononpluto
    November 1st, 2010 at 10:55 am
    =======================================

    Those dirty bastards! I have never heard of anything like that happening before. If that is not a Democrat dirty trick, then what is? I hope that someone with a big listenership in the Delaware area starts broadcasting this to the people of that state so that they can weigh this consideration before they cast their ballot. It is an attempt to silence her, and that must say something about her opponents. God, please let this result in her victory tomorrow!

  79. This is alot like world war II. We are the Brits and the Obama people are most definitely the Nazis. When Britain scored one of her first victories over the Nazis, after their demoralizing defeat at Dunkirk, Churchill wisely advised his countrymen what this victory meant. If memory serves he said this victory is not the end. It is it not even the beginning of the end. But it is surely the end of the beginning. Remember that when big media tries to dismiss this result as idiosyncratic and to draw misleading comparisons between it and 1994. And remember as well that we now we have allies in the cause to preserves this country against the evil Axis of Big Media, the Dimocratic Party and this latest incarnation of the bohemian corporal. Our cause is just, only Hillary can save this nation, and in time we will see Promethus unbound as Obama people tread water in the sewers of Paris.

  80. nomobama,

    And now we will get the counter post on how Muslims have had it that much worse.

    To me, this doesn’t negate the fact that Christians were brutally murdered for no reason at all.

  81. Post of the Day, moon! And the best news we’ve had since Bill Clinton won the election in 92′.
    __________________________

    moononpluto
    November 1st, 2010 at 3:54 am

    “Also confirmed by two other sources Clinton people have been communicating regularly with Pelosi. Something very big is up w/that. I believe that something involves primary challenge against Obama. I have indicated that possibility to you before – this appears to once again confirm. Divide now between “Obama Democrats” and “Clinton Democrats”. More on this likely to come following Wednesday meeting. Basic question is now this: Do we try and save Obama or save the party? I of course suggest the latter and working to do just that.”

    “One other tidbit but not confirmed. VP Biden has reached out to Clintons as well. Uncertain as to what or why if true. Developing…”
    ____________________

    I believe this info has more Truth in it than rumor. Sure, the Leftys can’t believe dear ole’ Nancy could or would turn on their deity BUT as said in this article… it’s her legacy to leave, and it is her right to set the record straight.

  82. I love these two women. Greta is a stand up person.

    She highlights the sad state of American journalism, or should it be spelled journolism?

  83. Concerning Nancy Pelosi, surely she must know how the F#$%ing guy was elected. She helped him, poor baby. Honestly, she must have known that he was inadequate way back when. His sorry state of affairs reflects just as badly on her.

  84. US Democrats get grim news in pre-vote polls
    (AFP) – 1 hour ago

    WASHINGTON — On the eve of key US elections, President Barack Obama’s Democratic Party allies got grim news Monday from a wave of polls that fed their fears of losing the US Congress in a Republican landslide.

    The surveys seemed to bolster longtime predictions that Republicans would retake the House of Representatives on Tuesday and slice deep into the Democrats’ majority in the Senate — possibly even recapturing that chamber.

    Republicans held the most commanding lead before a mid-term US election in a generation according to a poll by the respected Gallup organization that found them up 55 percent to 40 percent over Democrats among likely voters.

    The survey, which had an error margin of plus or minus three percentage points, gave Obama’s critics the widest advantage of a major party since the 1974 mid-terms, when Democrats romped amid public outrage at the Watergate scandal that forced disgraced president Richard Nixon from office.

    The list of endangered Senate Democrats included Majority Leader Harry Reid, who was locked in a too-close-to-call battle with Republican Sharron Angle in Nevada, home to the country’s highest unemployment and home foreclosure rates.

    Angle led Reid by a single percentage point in a Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey — a statistical tie — and observers predicted get-out-the-vote efforts would decide whether the “Tea Party” darling would unseat the veteran lawmaker.

    In Washington, Republican Dino Rossi led Democratic Senator Patty Murray by a 50-48 percent margin in a PPP poll, inside the survey’s margin of error but, significantly, his first lead of the campaign.

    Among other Senate nailbiters, Republican Pat Toomey was leading Democratic Representative Joe Sestak 48-44 percent among likely Pennsylvania voters, according to a survey by Muhlenberg College/Morning Call, a statistical dead heat.

    In Illinois, Republican Representative Mark Kirk led Democratic rival Alexi Giannoulias by a 46-42 margin among likely voters, making the pitched battle for Obama’s old senate seat too close to call, according to PPP.

    In Colorado, Republican Ken Buck had a statistically insignificant 49-48 edge over Democratic Senator Michael Bennet among likely voters, according to PPP, all but ensuring a suspenseful election night.

    Republicans held commanding leads in Florida, where Marco Rubio held a 14-point edge in a three-way race according to Sunshine State News/VSS, and Ohio, where Representative Rob Portman was cruising 56-37 percent over over Democratic Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher in a Quinnipiac survey.

    In the toss-up West Virginia Senate race, Democratic Governor Joe Manchin of West Virginia led Republican businessman John Raese 50-46 percent among likely voters, according to Rasmussen polling.

    All 435 House of Representatives seats, 37 Senate seats, and 37 governorships were up for grabs in Tuesday’s ballot.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5idDyhPIq6sQL7-XYNCF13XmGljWA?docId=CNG.01f39ce973bc4d6ae4f9e65535f4cab8.1a1

  85. Saved from yesterday:
    THE HILLS are alive with the sound of liberal Democratic contempt for the electorate. So are the valleys, the prairies, and the coasts. For months, voters have been signaling their discontent with the president, his party, and their priorities; in less than a week, they appear poised to deliver a stinging rebuke. Yet rather than address the voters’ concerns with seriousness and respect, too many Democrats and their allies on the left have chosen instead to slur those voters as stupid, extremist, or too scared to think straight.
    http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2010/10/27/smug_democrats/

  86. nomobama, its just censorship of the highest order, what the fuck is this, Pravda Russia.

    Its a disgrace, i really hope she sues their asses off, no excuse for that.

  87. Admin, if you could possibly pluck this video from this link it would be greatly appreciated. You will not only see Caprio but the warm reception given Bill in Clinton country.

    Caprio sees Clinton visit as revitalizing campaign / Video

    http://www.projo.com/news/content/CLINTON_CAPRIO_RALLY_11-01-10_TMKMD8P_v13.230966b.html
    __________________________

    I just want to say, ‘thank you’ Bill Clinton for coming back a second time to stump for Caprio. I’m sure it meant the world to him having your support after an honestly spoken miss-step may have put him behind a little in the polls.

  88. nomobama
    November 1st, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Concerning Nancy Pelosi, surely she must know how the F#$%ing guy was elected.
    ______________________________

    Sure she does- She also knows where all the bodies are buried as well. Nancy wants to maintain some position of authority. She knows Obama is dead meat and the Clintons are rising up once again for a serious primary challenge if Obama refuses to smell the coffee.

  89. From Rasmussen in the WSJ today:

    But none of this means that Republicans are winning. The reality is that voters in 2010 are doing the same thing they did in 2006 and 2008: They are voting against the party in power.

    ……..

    This reflects a fundamental rejection of both political parties.

    More precisely, it is a rejection of a bipartisan political elite that’s lost touch with the people they are supposed to serve. Based on our polling, 51% now see Democrats as the party of big government and nearly as many see Republicans as the party of big business. That leaves no party left to represent the American people.

    Voters today want hope and change every bit as much as in 2008. But most have come to recognize that if we have to rely on politicians for the change, there is no hope. At the same time, Americans instinctively understand that if we can unleash the collective wisdom and entrepreneurial spirit of the American people, there are no limits to what we can accomplish.

    In this environment, it would be wise for all Republicans to remember that their team didn’t win, the other team lost. Heading into 2012, voters will remain ready to vote against the party in power unless they are given a reason not to do so.

    Elected politicians also should leave their ideological baggage behind because voters don’t want to be governed from the left, the right, or even the center. They want someone in Washington who understands that the American people want to govern themselves.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703708404575586063725870380.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

    Dead on, IMO.

  90. I just came back from the dentist and the feed store, everyone there is talking about voting tomorrow and shaking their heads when speaking about voting…I’ve never seen anything like this at the mid-term…people are pist! I think its going to be an avalanche.

  91. I’m going back and rereading Admins great post, and wish I could cram all of TC’s quote on a bumpersticker.

    Is it too long to tattoo on my forehead?? 😉

    “Good luck on Tuesday because the working class, uneducated, menopausal, bitter, gun toting women and men you blew off and called racists are going to pick themselves up and toss you under the bus- in front of a speeding train.”

  92. Hillary Clinton Endorses UN Human Rights Office in Cambodia

    Robert Carmichael | Phnom Penh01 November 2010

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has thrown her support behind the U.N. human rights office in Cambodia, and also addressed the issue of Cambodia’s debt to the United States during a visit to Phnom Penh as part of two-week long tour of Asia.

    The Cambodian government wants the United Nations to close its human rights office here. But Secretary Clinton defended the office Monday, calling it “a valuable resource.”

    “It provides technical assistance to the government,” Clinton said. “It also works with these NGOs [non-governmental organizations] that are in Cambodia, both Cambodian NGOs and international NGOs on a variety of concerns including human rights, trafficking in persons, and the rule of law.” Clinton added, “So, the High Commissioner’s office is active in ways that we think are very complementary to what the Cambodian government is committed to doing, and we think the work is important and we would like to see it continue.”

    While she endorsed the work of the U.N.-sponsored tribunal prosecuting the leaders of the Khmer Rouge, Clinton said her immediate priority is to ensure there is sufficient money to fund the next trial. This second case of four Khmer Rouge leaders is set to begin next year, and she estimates will cost up to 50 million dollars to complete.

    But the Cambodian government has said it wants the international tribunal to shut down after that case and not pursue more. Clinton noted the government’s concerns about political instability should the tribunal prosecute more cases, a concern many human rights groups do not share.

    “That is something that we in the international community should consult closely with the Cambodian government on,” said Clinton. “But the first piece of business is getting 002 to trial. And I want to see that happen as soon as possible. So I will be personally reaching out to help raise the money to get that done,” she said.

    More than a million Cambodians died of starvation, illness and execution when the Khmer Rouge ruled the country in the 1970s. The tribunal concluded its case, against a prison commandant, a few months ago.

    Clinton indicated the United States is willing to consider different options regarding $445 million that Cambodia owes it from the 1970s. The debt stemmed from U.S. support for the Lon Nol government, which ran Cambodia from 1970 to 1975 before the nation fell to the Khmer Rouge.

    Phnom Penh says the debt should be canceled. But talks on resolving the debt have not been held since 2006.

    “We have agreed that the United States will send a team of experts as soon as possible to resume discussions over ways to settle this debt,” said Clinton. “The discussions as you know ended in 2006. We very much want to see this matter resolved.”

    She added, however, that the United States would be interested in seeing the money spent in Cambodia on improving education or environmental protection, instead of taking a direct repayment.

    http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Hillary-Clinton-Endorses-UN-Human-Rights-Office-in-Cambodia-106442928.html

  93. While obama takes the day off, Hillary works her heart out.

    Clinton arrives in Malaysia for talks with top officials
    (AFP) – 2 hours ago

    KUALA LUMPUR — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived Monday for talks with top officials in Malaysia, a Muslim-majority nation which the Obama administration sees as a force for moderation.

    The chief US diplomat is due to hold talks Tuesday in the capital Kuala Lumpur with Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who is standing in for a sick Prime Minister Najib Razak.

    She is also scheduled to meet opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

    As part of her bid to reach out to Muslims, Clinton will also visit the International Institute for Islamic Thought and Civilisation to field questions about US foreign policy in a programme broadcast on Malaysian television.

    Such events are part of so-called public diplomacy, where she strives to make America’s case before a larger audience than the usual leaders and diplomats she meets.

    Malaysia is the fifth stop on an Asia tour that has taken Clinton to Guam, Vietnam, China and Cambodia. She is still to visit Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Australia and American Samoa.

    “Few countries have come as far in terms of our bilateral relationship as the one between the United States and Malaysia,” Clinton’s top diplomat for Asia, Kurt Campbell, said before the tour began last Wednesday.

    He cited “enormous progress on a range of issues — (nuclear) proliferation issues, political coordination, and strategic dialogue.”

    Political relations were rocky when Malaysia was led by Mahathir Mohamad, who was known for his strident criticism of the West. The United States sometimes riled Malaysia with past calls to expand democratic freedoms.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hVrP2OmnkzBBBRss6cf7ReCxR_2A?docId=CNG.8d5ce1819e6b8b8a9e46eabc1ab88bf9.121

  94. The problems in this country are going to be solved by us being in control of our politicians, not the other way around.

    The R’s would like their people to think “OMG, all those liberals are batshit crazy authoratarian statists, no point even trying to reason with them!” And the D’s would like you to think “OMG, all those conservatives are off the deep end bonkers selfish raycists, why bother even talking, write them off as a lost cause!”

    Neither is true. Some of it may be true of our politicians and fringe rabid activists, but it’s not generally true of our everyday neighbors. This isn’t going to be solved from the top down, by either the left or the right finding the correct “champions” to whom we’ll then hand over the responsibility of solving the problems.

    To the American people I would say: Talk to each other. You may be surprised to learn that the awful liberal next door is not a marxist who wants to nationalize everything in sight and redistribute us all into gray stagnation. You may be surprised to find that the conservative next door does not hate granny, and is not perfectly content to see people starving on the streets because he’s got his and they’re losers.

    I don’t think our politicians are going to solve this for us. It’s going to have to come from us. And in order to do it, we are going to have to get out of our liberal/conservative echo chambers and comfort zones and talk to each other. We as a people have to reach consensus, persuade and cajole and figure out what we agree on, before we can then send people to washington to enact it for us. Cart before horse. And we’ve been getting it backwards for years.

  95. He’s taking the day off, OMG! I don’t think Hillary’s even had a vacation since taking the SOS job, for the exception of her daughters wedding.
    He is soooo lazy….probably needs to get his medication levels checked!

  96. Catholics Killed at Mass in Iraq: Extremist Muslims invade Church, Murder Priest

    November 01, 2010

    They gathered in Our Lady of Salvation Catholic Church for an evening Mass. They are members of an increasingly besieged and forgotten minority in Iraq, Catholic Christians. Their herosm and love for the Lord has inspired them to continue to practice the ancient faith in the midst of what is a steadily deteriorating situation for them in this land they have called home for centuries.

    Our Lady of Salvation Church is no stranger to violence. Churches have been bombed before in Iraq, including Our Lady of Salvation. The Christian faithful have had to contend with an increasingly hostile culture. However, never before have they experienced the horror of what happened this past Sunday when terrorists invaded a Church as the Holy Mass was set to begin, killed the priest and held the worshippers hostage for four hours. It ended with at least 52 dead, others injued, and our brothers and sisters in Iraq devastated.

    Reports confirm that 120 of the faithful had gathered to hear the Gospel proclaimed, participate in the Liturgy, and receive the Holy Eucharist. There were women, men and children. One eyewitness who had been inside the Church when the terrorists entered the sanctuary told European news sources that the armed terrorists “came into the prayer hall and immediately killed the priest”. Out of fear the witness would not identify himself. However, he also attested to the brutality of the terrorists. He indicated that they beat the worshippers and then herded them into an inner hall… more at link:

    http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=38976

  97. Well, if this doesn’t sound like a ‘DEPRESSION’, what does?

    INDIANAPOLIS — Armed security guards will be on hand at 36 unemployment offices around Indiana in what state officials said is a step to improve safety and make branch security more consistent.

    No specific incidents prompted the action, Department of Workforce Development spokesman Marc Lotter told 6News’ Norman Cox.

    Lotter said the agency is merely being cautious with the approach of an early-December deadline when thousands of Indiana residents could see their unemployment benefits end after exhausting the maximum 99 weeks provided through multiple federal extension periods.

  98. Department of Justice
    Office of Public Affairs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Friday, October 29, 2010

    Justice Department to Monitor Polls in 18 States on Election Day

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that its Civil Rights Division plans to deploy more than 400 federal observers and department personnel to 30 jurisdictions in 18 states for the Nov. 2, 2010, general election.

    Although state and local governments have primary responsibility for administering elections, under the federal voting rights laws, the Civil Rights Division is charged with and committed to protecting the rights of all citizens to access the ballot on Election Day.

    In the days leading up to and throughout Election Day, Civil Rights Division staff members will be available at a special toll-free number to receive complaints related to ballot access (1-800-253-3931) (TTY line 1-877-267-8971), including allegations of voter intimidation or coercion targeted at voters because of their race, color, national origin or religion. In addition, individuals may also report complaints, problems or concerns related to voting via the Internet. Forms may be submitted through a link on the department web page.

    Allegations of voter fraud are handled by the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices across the country and the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section. Complaints may be directed to any of the local U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the local FBI offices or the Public Integrity Section at 202-514-1412.

    Since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1 965, the department has regularly sent observers and monitors around the country to protect voters ’ rights. The Voting Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group. In addition, the act requires certain covered jurisdictions to provide language assistance during the election process. Under the Voting Rights Act, the department is authorized to ask the Office of Personnel Management to send federal observers to areas that have been certified for coverage by a federal court or the Attorney General. The department also may send monitors from its own staff to elections in other jurisdictions.

    On Election Day, federal observers will monitor polling place activities in 16 jurisdictions:

    •Autauga County , Ala. ;
    •Bethel , Alaska ;
    •Apache and Navajo Counties , Ariz. ;
    •Riverside County , Calif. ;
    •Randolph County , G a. ;
    •Kane County , Ill. ;
    •Salem County (Penns Grove), N.J.;
    •Cibola and Sandoval Counties , N.M. ;
    •Cuyahoga County , Ohio ;
    •Shannon County ; S.D.; and
    •Dallas , Fort Bend, Galveston and Williamson Counties, Texas.
    Justice Department personnel will monitor the election in an additional 14 jurisdictions:

    •Maricopa County , Ariz. ;
    •Alameda County , Calif. ;
    •Seminole County , Fl a. ;
    •Honolulu , Hawaii ;
    •Neshoba County , Miss.;
    •Colfax County , Neb. ;
    •Passaic County , N.J. ;
    •Orange County , N.Y. ;
    •Lorain County , Ohio ;
    •Philadelphia , Pa. ;
    •Bennett and Todd Counties , S.D.;
    •Shelby County , Tenn. ; and
    •Harris County, Texas.

    The observers and department personnel will gather information on whether voters are subject to different voting qualifications or procedures on the basis of race, color, or membership in a language minority group; whether jurisdictions are complying with the minority language provisions of the Voting Rights Act; whether jurisdictions permit voters to receive assistance by a person of his or her choice if the voter is blind, has a disability, or is unable to read or write; whether jurisdictions allow voters with disabilit ies to cast a private and independent ballot; and whether jurisdictions comply with the provisional ballot requirements of the Help America Vote Act. To assist in these inquiries, the department has deployed observers and monitors who speak Spanish and a variety of Asian and Native American languages. Both the federal observers and department personnel will coordinate monitoring activities, and department attorneys maintain contact with local election officials.

    http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2010/October/10-crt-1235.html

  99. That Greta video was amazing. One women on the network has the guts and courage to call out her own. She has gone up in my estimations.

  100. Shadowfax,
    It’s starting…and its going to be bad! They are just waiting for tomorrow to end. This is why Obama is getting as far away as he can after this all goes down.

  101. Forty planes and six armoured cars: Obama visit to India the ‘biggest ever by a US President’

    Barack Obama’s trip to India next month will be the biggest by any US President – with a staggering 40 aircraft and six armoured cars.

    Details of the elaborate arrangements for the tree-day presidential visit on November 6 were leaked to Indian newspaper earlier this week.

    Forty aircraft – including the Air Force One military plane – and six heavily armoured cars will follow the president around the country.

    The huge security operation comes days after a suspected bomb was found on a cargo plane at East Midlands Airport.

    The entourage will be the biggest ever in terms of logistics and manpower for any US president.

    The president himself will be ferried around in a black Cadillac – dubbed ‘Barack Mobile’ – which has its own built in communications centre – to enable Obama to be in touch with the White House, US vice president and the US strategic command

    The car also has the US nuke launch codes and the nuclear switch for the president. It can also withstand a chemical or germ warfare or even a bomb attack.

    Obama will be accompanied on the trip by US first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha, according to Indian newspaper Headlines Today.

    Earlier, Obama’s daughters Sasha and Malia were not to be part of the trip. But Michelle’s opinion prevailed and now the girls will accompany the first American couple to India, according to the paper.

    * Barack loses his cool: Angry Obama yells BACK at hecklers… as new poll shows his own party isn’t sure he should be President in 2012

    It is hoped that the trip will build important economic links between the US and India. The county has become one of the fasted growing economies and some experts predict that it could rival China in the coming years.

    Earlier this year, Prime Minister David Cameron took a group of business leaders on a UK trip to India.

    US officials also hope that Obama’s trip will breath new life into his presidency after a drop in support ahead of the mid-term elections.

    Political commentators claim that many poorer white American’s feel alienated by Obama’s failure to deliver promises two years after his rip-roaring election win.

    But the extent of the trip to India – which could run up a bill of hundreds of thousands of pounds – is unlikely to win over hard-up swing voters in the US.

    The president has booked the entire Taj Mahal Hotel for two days of his visit and the property will be a no-go area for non-hotel staff while he is staying.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1325075/Obama-India-visit-Biggest-US-President-40-planes-6-armoured-cars.html?ITO=socialnet-twitter-mailonline

  102. If you get a change to read jbjd’s blog post on the South Carolina fraud and how they stole the election from Hillary. Obama has already changed a few judges there…sweet of him…right?

  103. Holy Mary, in a word THEY ARE SCREWED

    This is on election eve

    Rasmussen : Generic Ballot : Republicans 51% Democrats 39%

    Thats 12% lead on election eve.

    If these results hold, it could lead to the election of more Republicans to Congress than at any time since the 1920s.

    With just one day left until Election Day 2010, these new numbers reflect an increase in the Republican advantage from nine points in each of the preceding two weeks.

    Republicans lead by 20 among men and by six percentage points among women. They lead by 20 among senior citizens and by 31 among voters not affiliated with either of the major political parties.

    But propelling the GOP more than anything else is a huge enthusiasm gap. In a nation with more Democrats than Republicans, the Rasmussen Reports Likely Voter sample projects that 38% of those who actually vote will be Republican. Just 36% of voters are projected to be Democrats.

  104. Sorry about the multiple post on the Christine O’Donnell video. They didn’t show up at all when I first linked them. There wasn’t even a comment to say that they went into moderation.

  105. Jan H, I understand, but whatever happens, we only will have to put up with it for two years and we will all do some more cleaning.

  106. Mrs. Smith
    November 1st, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    —————————–

    My heart goes out to these original inhabitants of Iraq. They are truly a peaceful people. They have not militias. They try to live quiet lives to keep this kind of thing from happening to them. I pray to God for His protection of them.

  107. moononpluto
    November 1st, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    ===========================

    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! Time to read the link. Happy days!!!!!

  108. And the youth vote that was so large in 2008 is unengaged in 2010.
    In fact, young people are now feeling “abandoned.”

    ================

    In 2008 they said “We can’t disappoint the youth by making Obama wait his turn.”

    So now they’ve got the worse disappointment of finding out Obama was a fake.

  109. Miller is the guy we want in the Senate. It is not just that he is conservative and not Murkowski. Miller now has unabiding contempt for the Republican Leadership in the Senate after what they’ve done to him.

    ==============================

    Good point. And same with Angle and even O’Donnell. I disagree with their philosophies but it will be good to have some cynics up there.

  110. Latest “Headline” story on CNN.com:

    “Washington (CNN) — Senate Democrats learned this year how difficult it was to pass bills over a determined GOP minority. Now they are bracing for possible legislative gridlock as Republicans are poised to pick up several seats in Tuesday’s election…….
    ********
    Pick up several seats?????

  111. And now we will get the counter post

    ===============

    Getting way behind, several to catch up with now.

  112. SHV

    Looks like their adjutives are under whelming. Now that most people are on to their tricks, it is easy to spy when they are trying to manipulate us.

    Now we are facing not only the lose of the Majority in the House, but the Senate looks shaky also. Unfortunatly in todays journalistic world the Press will be the last to know or state it. Tell me, why would I waste my time reading anything they have to say. The Blogs have much more of a variety of opinions, and I know where they stand.

  113. JanH
    November 1st, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Department of Justice
    Office of Public Affairs

    Justice Department to Monitor Polls in 18 States on Election Day

    ———
    I just have one question:

    Will they be wearing jackboots and swinging a baseball bat while they are trying to make sure ALL voters get to the voting booths?

    Let me sharpen my frickin’ pitchfork!!!

    I know one area on the list, very well…and it is Obot country!!

    Not were I vote, I live in the under-the-bus area.

  114. turndown @ 1:50, one of the saddest things about electing this boob to the presidency, to me, is what they cynically did to the young people. They pied piper-ed them along, and took complete advantage of their youthful hopes. They promised them the moon, KNOWING they could in no wise deliver that.

    It’s like watching your daughter get taken in by some sweet-talking lothario. You feel sick in your gut at the betrayal you know damn well she’s going to feel later on, and the mistrust and painful cynicism that will breed in her as a result.

    I hate him for many reasons, but high on the list is seducing and using the children then abandoning them.

  115. I don’t think our politicians are going to solve this for us. It’s going to have to come from us. And in order to do it, we are going to have to get out of our liberal/conservative echo chambers and comfort zones and talk to each other. We as a people have to reach consensus, persuade and cajole and figure out what we agree on, before we can then send people to washington to enact it for us.

    =================

    Call it the “Block Party?”

  116. NewMexicoFan
    November 1st, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    That Greta video was amazing. One women on the network has the guts and courage to call out her own.

    ———-
    Greta has rocked my world since I listened to her daily on the OJ trial.

    I actually saw her in Denver in 2008, and she took a photo of another PUMA and I, walking with a life sized poster of Hillary. She came to the back of the little crowd, while we were talking to Delegates, and tried to sneak away unnoticed, until I yelled out, “Hi Greta!!”, she smiled and walked away as quickly as she could – before anyone noticed.

  117. LOL! turndown, “Block Party” is a good moniker for the huge swath of us out here who are not shrieking ideologues on either end, but just sensible people who think govt can be both helpful AND fiscally responsible, can be both limited AND effective. Who think govt has a role in softening the harshest blows of life for the least of us, but needs to stop short of creating lifelong govt dependence. Who think that fair rules to keep players honest benefit the people, but 2500 page bills and a gazillion conflicting regulatory czars benefit no one but the hordes of govt apparatchiks and favor-swappers.

    Whether left-leaning or right-leaning, most of us out here are not crazy. We’re a sensible, practical people by and large, we “block partiers” 😀

  118. Political desperation on Manchin’s part, but probably the best thing that he could do to fight the wave.

  119. Boo, hoo… Obama prepared to dust off veto pen should GOP take the House
    By Sam Youngman – 10/31/10 08:50 PM ET

    President Obama is ready to flex some muscle by using the veto pen if Republicans win back a majority in the House.

    Democrats and White House aides said that Obama is prepared to wield his veto pen and effectively stare down Republicans should they have a successful Election Day.

    “The president doesn’t shrink from a fight,” one White House official said.

    The president has not vetoed any legislation during his time in office with a Democratic majority, though he did pocket veto two bills with little fanfare.

    He also has been emphasizing a spirit of cooperation. Obama has said repeatedly in interviews leading up to the election that he sees a number of areas of “common ground” on which he and Republicans can work together.

    Some political observers believe the White House and GOP could find a few areas of agreement on certain policies, such as trade or education.

    But already would-be leaders of a GOP House like Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) have signaled that they will not compromise with Obama. House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) has reassured conservatives that Republicans will not be in a mood to compromise, while in the Senate, GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he will work to ensure Obama is a one-term president.

    Larry Berman, an expert on the presidency and a political science professor at the University of California-Davis, said he expects Obama to use the veto to show Republicans that he is still in charge.

    “He’s likely to adopt the Western Union approach to using the veto, that is, sending a message to the new political opposition that this president still has game,” Berman said.

    One Democratic official said that the presidential power to block passed laws will give the president a great deal of power to showcase where he stands versus his Republican adversaries.

    “The veto is the sharpest arrow that President Obama has yet to draw from his quiver,” the official said. “When he uses it, he’ll be able to draw the sharpest contrast yet between his priorities and the agenda of a Republican-led congress.”

    There are some signs that White House officials are reluctant to repeatedly veto legislation.

    At a recent New York City fundraiser for Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.), Vice President Biden warned Democrats that the last resort of a veto is a “bad thing” for the White House.

    “If we lose in the House or the Senate, we’re now in a position where we are in a stalemate and this thing is just going to go in reverse and our most powerful weapon will be a veto pen, and that’s bad,” Biden said.

    It’s also possible that Obama will not get many chances to veto legislation.

    If Democrats hold on to the Senate, Obama’s allies could bottle up legislation sent from a Republican House, if the GOP is successful in taking over that chamber. Even if the GOP wins control of both chambers, its Senate majority would be thin, making it difficult to attain the 60 votes necessary to win procedural motions.

  120. How many seats are the republicans expected to gain in the senate? They will not win enough to have a majority , but should narrow the gao to with 7-8 seats?

  121. nomobama, all Joe Manchin would have to do to win is promise to caucus with the GOP. He’d win in a landslide. Right now he’s trying to run as a Dem to the RIGHT of the actual Republican candidate, as far as opposing Obama/Pelosi goes. That’s how he’s holding on.

    That’s not a statement of my personal preference, that’s an objective political analysis.

  122. I speak now of old unhappy far off things, and battles long ago originally cast as universals to enlarge the scope of their victory–Holmes, etc.

    Some of you may recall the friend I have who spent years as a broker, floor trader and banker on Wall Street during the high flying days of the 1980s which gave us Miliken, Boesky, Levin and so many others who ended up in club fed. Those were the upstarts. The old guard was never touched. In Lauren Bacall’s terminology the tigers got caught and the lions escaped. My friend ingratiates himself to one of the female tigers in that group and found himself in a mid town Manhattan brown stone in the company of lions. Late in the evening a small pack of lions–people whose names you might even recognize like Felix Rohatyn who is the Meyer Lanksy of the Democratic Party got into a sober discussion over cigars and brandy about the demographic bulge created by the baby boomer retirement and how it would affect social security. They foresaw the possibility that those programs would go bankrupt and that THEY the monied interests would be held hostage. They analogized this to a game of musical chairs where they wanted to be safely esconced in a plush chair when the music stopped. They spoke openly of sticking it to the middle class by reducing the benefits. Everything we see in the country now in terms of politics, the media and academy is a direct or indirect reflection of what was on display that night. Then as now their goal was to divide the country through racism, lies and deception to save their own skin. The impetus for it now is globalization plus demographics. All they worried about in those days was Japan which crossed the sky like Halleys comet, never to return for decades. China is the elephant in the room and those same elites are looking for the key to get in there and so far they are being rebuffed. Ten years ago they were elbowing their way into China whereas now China is at the doorstep of ever nation ready to buy their way in. What a difference a decade makes. Obama is the white knight of the elites and the black knight of the American People of all races. He is the destroyer of worlds.

    Subordination, pacification and demoralization

  123. The welfare state which Obama advocates works well for the elites because it protects their cherished position and it places those in the middle class who might otherwise challenge them in a position of subordination, pacification and demoralization.

  124. jbstones, the R’s will get over 50 in the house and 6-9 in the senate for sure. But all bets are off right now, and I have a feeling it could be a bloodbath – 80 house seats and taking the senate by a hair as well.

    Even the low estimate is a huge rebuke and disaster for a Dim party who 2 years ago said the GOP was dead and marginalized, and they would enlarge their gains in 2010, not lose them.

  125. Oh Boo Hoo for the little first time voters that thought they would take over the world…

    MIAMI — Two years ago, the University of Miami could not get enough Barack Obama. The campaign rally he held here felt like a rock concert, his face appeared on T-shirts all over campus, and pro-Obama volunteers registered 2,000 new voters.

    Meetings of the College Democrats that attracted 200 people in 2008 now pull in a dozen. New voter registration is way down, too, and free posters of President Obama — once “the Michael Jordan” of politics, as one freshman put it — are now refused by students.

    “It’s not the fad anymore,” said Jessica Kirsner, 21, a junior from Houston and vice president of the College Democrats. “It’s not the fad to be politically knowledgeable and active.”

    This was not what Generation O expected Mr. Obama won two years ago with 66 percent of the 18- to 29-year-old vote, a historic proportion. Americans under 30 also worked on campaigns at a greater rate than the general population did for the first time since 1952, or possibly even earlier, according to the National Election Studies.

    Now, however, former Obama volunteers nationwide say that they and their former colleagues are less involved and more ambivalent. Experts say the usual midterm effect, in which young voters are especially likely to disengage, has combined with an unexpected distance that has arisen between Mr. Obama and many young constituents. While most of them still view him more favorably than their parents or grandparents do, various polls show that the youthful passion that led to action has not been sustained.

    “They were emotionally invested,” said Peter Levine, director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University. “Somehow that should have been turned into, for Democrats, a revival of progressive policy, and in a neutral way, a revival of democracy starting with young people.”

    “So far, it hasn’t happened,” he added.

    Many young Obama supporters and volunteers said they had hoped to play a bigger role with the Obama agenda. The campaign had given them structures, for taking off a semester to train and then work in a campaign office, for example. In nondescript towns all over the country, they were the public face of the campaign, as they helped turn undecided voters into sure things.

    They also played a prominent role in independent movements that sprouted online, like the Great Schlep, which pushed young people to talk about Obama with senior citizens. And Facebook helped pull the threads together.

    Post-inauguration, no equivalent ecosystem has emerged. Some former volunteers said that was inevitable, because governing is inherently less inspiring than a campaign. “In front of a desk isn’t as good as in front of 100,000 people,” said Alex Riehm, a graduate student at George Washington University who canvassed for Mr. Obama at the University of Florida.

    Others, though, said the administration or Organizing for America, the group that grew from the Obama campaign, could have done more. Why didn’t Mr. Obama, who appeared on “The Daily Show” this week for the first time since taking office, go there more often, they asked? Why did he seem to refocus on young people only in the last few months, with campus rallies? The health care debate seems to have been where the momentum was lost. Even though Organizing for America held campus “teach-ins” with experts to explain the legislation, all the talk about Medicare led many young people to feel alienated and ignored by the president.

    Younger voters said older ones seemed to become the priority. “He made young people feel important, then he got into office and there was no one talking to us,” Ms. Kirsner said.

    – more, if you can stand it…

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/01/us/politics/01generationo.html?ref=us

  126. H4T just posted what i was just about to, a 12 – 15% lead in the generic would just slaughter them, don’t forget, the Reps only had a 6% lead in 94, this is double and some.

  127. I predict Manchin gets swept away tomorrow, he’s more or less in a tie and with the huge GOP wave expected, he will lose.

  128. This article calls out the Republicans who are no better than the Democrats in many respects. The lobbyists are beholden to money more than anything else. Americans will not forget who is with them and who is against them.

    Inside The Outsiders, Outside The Insiders
    By Craig Shirley and Diana Banister – The Daily Caller | Published: 12:05 PM 11/01/2010 | Updated: 12:30 PM 11/01/2010

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/01/inside-the-outsiders-outside-the-insiders/2/#ixzz143lIb167

    Meanwhile, some traditional Republican consultants are advising—with a straight face— that newly elected Republican members of Congress “reach across the aisle…and “work with the Democrats.” Historically, these are the same people who urged “detente” with the Soviets, the same ones who belittled Reagan when he called America’s support for freedom in Southeast Asia a “noble cause.”

    These are the same consultants, many of whom had a direct hand in the destruction of conservatism within the GOP, who are once again being celebrated by the mainstream media. The same ones who have time and again advised jettisoning long-held and time-tested conservative principles to “try to be more like Democrats.”

    After winning in November, the third member of the Axis—the K Street lobbyists, many of whom are already rehiring some of the Republicans they let go in 2008—will once again assume the position so familiar to them, at the trough of the American taxpayers.

    As with Reagan versus Ford, as with the Panama Canal Treaties, as with George H. W. Bush’s tax increases, as with the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers and so-called “immigration reform,” Tea Party activists won’t easily or quickly forget who was—and who was not—with them in this election.

    Conservatives are going to remember who was there to cross the Rubicon—or in this case, to cross the Delaware—for a long time to come.

    But if Tea Party candidates like O’Donnell lose, the refrain “Who Lost Delaware?” and “Who lost Middle America?” will be heard across the conservative spectrum and will be a debate the Establishment Republicans created, ironically, by themselves.

  129. wbboei, permanent dependence is control. Govt could help without creating permanent dependence if they wanted to. I heard some minor politician one day talking about govt job retraining programs, and how they hire hundreds and hundreds to administer it, rent buildings, develop programs, etc.

    He said, “Why would it not make more sense, when an entire sector like autoworkers or steelworkers is going down the tubes, to simply give those people a govt voucher that they can take to any college or trade school they choose, and get retrained in new skills that THEY wish to pursue? It would be cheaper, not duplicate training that plenty of schools already provide with staff in place, and give the individual more leeway to pick a new career path.”

    But see, that’s the point. The bureaucratic asshats may decide to help, but they insist on CONTROL and bennies for the govt drones as the price of that help. And that’s the problem we face. If we want any help for citizens, we get blackmailed into giving them more control of our lives in order to get it. And folks are fed up with that.

  130. Shadowfax
    November 1st, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    ==============================

    Whiners! For the one student to refer to the Øbama messiah as a “fad” pisses me off! They helped get that scoundrel into office, now they are kind of, ya know, like bummed. F@ck the 29 and under crowd.

  131. wbboei
    November 1st, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    ==============================

    You just answered a question that popped into my head within the past hour. Thanks for your insight.

  132. nomobama, as uppity woman often says, “This is why we do not let children choose our president.” All the adults in the room (McCaskill, Carter, et al) decided looking cool to the kids was more important than a country in deep trouble. Efiing morons.

  133. NOmobama

    Whiners! For the one student to refer to the Øbama messiah as a “fad” pisses me off! They helped get that scoundrel into office, now they are kind of, ya know, like bummed. F@ck the 29 and under crowd.

    ———-
    Yup, and F to all the adults that voted the way their kids wanted.

    They are all like, like, like, I mean, IDIOTS!!!

  134. HillaryforTexas
    November 1st, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    ===============================

    I wrote a comment recently here, I believe, that the voting age should be pushed to 20. That gives young people the opportunity to experience the real world for a couple of years after high school. Someone responded that since 18 year olds can fight in our wars, then they should also be able to vote as adults. Now, that makes sense, so maybe those who are in the military, with proper identification, should be able to cast a ballot while the others need to wait. Either that, or a person should not be able to enlist until he or she reaches the age of 20.

  135. Interesting. MLB has pulled that video of GWB’s baseball pitch all over youtube for copyright reasons. You can’t watch it, or the crowd cheering and chanting USA anymore. Yet, all the videos of Obama’s lame pitch last year are still there.

    I’m no fan of GWB, but I’m sick of the double standards, I really am. We are adults – stop controlling what we can see or hear. Put it all out there. We are capable of making up our own minds.

  136. You gotta give to Sarah Palin she knows how to freak with big media, LOL!
    What she’s done out in Alaska with getting all those names on the ballot and now the talk show host that suggested this is giving a prize to the person who runs that has the name closest to Murkowski. So far the closest is Lisa M. Lackey. OMG, this is so funny. I am sure Sarah is in this knee deep and she is slamming the old guard rethugs and I’m loving it.
    Two women with testicular fortitude.

  137. Email going around that was sent out today from Sarah Palin:

    Dear Washington,

    You’re fired.

    We remember how you ignored the will of the American people. We remember the arrogance, the condescension, the deep partisan divide that you dug into our political system.

    We can assure you that we have NOT forgotten the way you treated us during the town halls. We have not forgotten how you treated us when we called your office, sent you letters, and tried to make our voices heard. It would be IMPOSSIBLE to forget how you forced Obamacare on us. No one forgets the day their government puts them on notice that they will be required to finance abortions, lies to them about what will happen to their insurance coverage, and performs the most egregious set of political acrobatics in the history of the legislative process in order to circumvent the will of the American public.

    Every time you pushed legislation that we didn’t want, we were shut out and told to sit down and take it. You made it loud and clear that what we wanted didn’t matter. DON’T EVEN GET US STARTED on what you’ve done to our economy!

    So, does this make us angry voters?

    Nah…. we’re downright GIDDY as we cast our votes!

    Up until now, we’ve pledged to remember November. Now we’ll leave that to YOU.

    Signed,
    The ones you’re now hearing loud and clear!

  138. “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on, so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth.”

    Kerry should get on his knees and thank whatever deity he holds dear that this is the case, or else his stinking, corrupt, incompetent pet jackass of a candidate would never have gotten a single vote! Influenced by a simple slogan, eh? Like YES WE CAN?

    Or BROS BEFORE HOS, how about that one, you ugly son of a bitch?

    Well, this middle-aged HO will be handing you your bony ass tomorrow, and all the rest of your crooked cronies!

    They either run Hillary in 2012, or I will never vote Democrat again as long as I live. Hillary or NOTHING. I would crawl through a gasoline fire on my hands and knees to vote for either her OR Sarah Palin, and any head-up-=their-ass left OR right wingers who doesn’t unnerstan why can go pound sand.

    The cookies came out great, BTW — the filling came out more like icing than frosting, though, so I just slapped it on top and will be enjoying them tomorrow with some port after I get home. Schadenfreude cookies, the best kind.

  139. HfT: I hate him for many reasons, but high on the list is seducing and using the children then abandoning them.

    From the article Shadowfax linked to: “It’s not the fad to be politically knowledgeable and active.”

    HfT, I’d agree if it hadn’t been for seeing so many of those “children” hating the hell out of anything with a vagina in the process. He seduced them by promising them a gang rape.

    And what was so politically knowledgeable about anything they did? What? Name one thing they did that demonstrated information. They knew nothing about him except that he was trendy, ethnically interesting enough to make them look cool, and wasn’t that old bitch that reminded them of Mom. Disillusioned? Hung over from their orgy of woman hatred, more like! FUCK `EM. Mamma grizzlies raise their young, but they also occasionally eat the weak cubs. Those lamebrain trendoid kiddies would do well to remember that.

  140. Janis, you are right that many of them were encouraged by the Obama campaign to vent their worst hatreds and misogyny. But there were also a lot of young voters who just wanted to believe. And the adults in the party screwed them over by not being the adults.

  141. ROTFLMAO!!! Gawd, for all my disagreements with her, I love the sheer chutzpah of this woman.

    Palin goes after Politico (hi Ben!) and Big Media for their constant “anonymous source” crap (you know, the same crap they pulled on Hillary constantly in the primaries):

    “The ‘reporters’ who continue to cite ‘unnamed GOP-insiders’ as hard news sources are deemed impotent by the American public as we rise up and say, ‘The state of journalism today stinks. Let’s clean it up and expect some accountability’,” Palin wrote in an email to The Daily Caller.

    Palin also mocked Politico’s use of anonymous sources, saying,“I suppose I could play their immature, unprofessional, waste-of-time game, too, by claiming these reporters and politicos are homophobe, child molesting, tax evading, anti-dentite, puppy-kicking, chain smoking porn producers…really, they are… I’ve seen it myself…but I’ll only give you the information off-the-record, on deep, deep background; attribute these ‘facts’ to an ‘anonymous source’ and I’ll give you more.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/01/sarah-palin-pounds-liberal-media-outlets-like-politico-for-using-anonymous-sources-to-attack-her/#ixzz1442qzgVz

    Oh, Jeebus that is FUNNY! I don’t care what you think of her policies, those are some fearless kick-ass OVARIES right there.

  142. I have to laugh because … much as I’d like those “white house insider” things we’ve been reading to be true, I just can’t believe them, either. Hope they’re vindicated though, all the same.

    Sarah just hits back HARD. I love that about her.

  143. But there were also a lot of young voters who just wanted to believe. And the adults in the party screwed them over by not being the adults.

    ——–
    I also think many of these ‘adults’ did not think a woman like Hillary, (or Sarah) should be running the country. Their domain for men only, and pleasing their kids was a cover up for their true feelings.

    After all, when a great woman succeeds as President, what is left for men to dominate? The last hold out position.

  144. Janis, I have no big issue with anonymous blogs talking about anonymous sources. One sort of expects that to be the venue for what amounts to gossip, and can take it or leave it.

    But people calling themselves actual PRESS, and respected political REPORTERS have no business constantly going that route. Yeah, you can sometimes use anonymous sources if you know confirmation is available elsewhere, or is coming down the pike. But these jackwagons do days and days of coverage based on “anonymous sources”. Story after story. It’s just laughable that they call themselves journalists.

  145. Sarah is fearless, and I love that about her too.

    Wish she would just move a little more to the middle on social issues and she would be perfect as Hillary’s VP.

    What a kickbutt team they would make.

  146. I appreciate all the input about the elections tomorrow but let us not wander away from our real goal of keeping the democratic party healthy and ready to put our Hillary in the WH.She was cheated and abused by the traitors in the DNC and gave us a paranoid self-loving phoney baloney that now now runs from duties world problems and answers to questions that interfere with his play schedule and add to that screaming MeMe.

    Remember “DRAFT HILLARY” “IMPEACH THE IMPOSTER”

    By ABM92 I will see my girl as “MADAM POTUS”

  147. This is what our “post-racial”, “I can inflame racial divisions for my own ends, and you’d better STFU and take it” president has done to the country.

    You know why this guy is so pissed off? Because screaming RACIST!!! at everyone worked so well in 2008, so they figured it would keep working. This right here is a tantrum of epic proportions, and escalating violence, because no one is cowed anymore by his accusations. And he is really freaked out and losing it that the “ultimate trump” race card is so ineffective. Even the “porch nig**r” in the crowd just laughed at his spewing of hatred.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPIP-i3sdVk

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