Nixon’s The One

What are Hillary Clinton supporters doing today? In years past we would have been calling Democratic Party field offices and campaign headquarters making sure the work was getting done. Transportation to the polls, canvassing house to house, phone bank operations to contact every single one of “our” voters, “knock and drag” operations where necessary, poll watcher operations, amassing and updating data, the boiler rooms, the vast apparatus of modern day political campaigns – is what we will not be doing today.

Like Hillary Clinton we are far away. Hillary Clinton is half a world away – far, far, far, from the catastrophe that is Barack Obama.

Where are Hillary Supporters today? Where will Hillary Supporters be tomorrow? We’ll be in our Winter quarters in the high country… drilling and watching.

Our warnings about Barack Obama were not heeded in 2008. Now while we keep our networks at the ready, our websites humming, our phones charged, our databases updated, our census and polling data digested, we watch from the mountains. We watch from our mountain fortifications as a monstrous wave rises towards the shore ready to engulf the valleys filled with Hopium addled drones chanting “O- ba – ma”.

We Hillary Supporters communicate with each other. We laugh at Bill Clinton’s public slaps at Obama even as Obama supporters are none the wiser and cheer “racist” Bill on. We laugh as Bill Clinton’s power and popularity grows. We study hourly poll results. We study history books. We laugh some more as valley Hopium Guzzlers occasionally get a whiff of the salt scented winds and realize what is about to happen. Then, too late, begins the fast run and clawing up the hills towards the stone arks where we in safety reside. But it is too late.

Paul Krugman in his Friday election preview warned “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” But Paul is two years too late.

“No, we can’t. This is going to be terrible. In fact, future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness.”

What future historians will look back and see is that in 2008, in 2008 Paul, it was “a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness.” It’s always a catastrophe when you force a square peg into a round hole. It was a catastrophe when an unqualified, inexperienced stooge of Big Media and corrupt Democrats such as Ted Kennedy, Tom Daschle, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi – was gifted the Democratic nomination and then elected on the basis of a massive economic calamity he was not equipped to address.

In 2008 we saw the empty slogans of Hope and Change. We heard the “uniter not divider” talk. We had heard it all before. What saved us, what sent us into our mountain fortifications, was we knew our history. We knew what was coming. We had heard empty words before.

It wasn’t, as we were the first to note, that Barack Obama reminded us so much of George W. Bush. Obama reminded us of another “One”. That “One” was not culturally loaded with post “Matrix” cool. That “One” was not a messianic figure. That “One” though was a deformed personality that led to another catastrophe.

It was 1968 and the many pretty buttons and signs all said “Nixon’s The One”. It took a while for Republicans to realize that Nixon’s the one who nearly destroyed them.

In 1968, Nixon was “the One”.



We’ve noted the similarities between Barack Obama and Richard Nixon before (see for example, this year’s Obama Becomes Nixon As The Nutroots Hatred Of White People And Bobby Kennedy Democrats Rises and 2007’s Rock Steady). Others, notably Douglas Schoen and Patrick Caddell (Jimmy Carter’s pollster) have noticed the similarities as well.

“Indeed, Obama is conducting himself in a way alarmingly reminiscent of Nixon’s role in the disastrous 1970 midterm campaign. No president has been so persistently personal in his attacks as Obama throughout the fall. He has regularly attacked his predecessor, the House minority leader and – directly from the stump – candidates running for offices below his own. He has criticized the American people suggesting that they are “reacting just to fear” and faulted his own base for “sitting on their hands complaining.”

The list of “bitter” Americans grows long. The enemies list grows long as well.

We don’t mean to take this opportunity to bash the deceased Nixon. In many ways he was a shockingly “liberal” president. Nixon also was a man of accomplishments and certainly had a world view. Nixon was not a stooge and not a buffoon. But Nixon had personality issues that eventually brought him down. The boy Raised By Wolves has issues too.

Today we will exhaust the hours watching the coastline. The data will continue to flow in. The satellites will note the progress of the storm.

We’ll read with awe the final Gallup poll results (“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“). A wry smile will cross our lips when we read PEW (“the Republicans owe much of their lead to strong backing from independents and other non-partisan voters”).

We’ll watch down into the valley as desperate candidates begin to not only smell the salt in the air but hear the distant roar of the monster wave. We’ll watch as dirty tricks are deployed to try to stop the inevitable. We’ll watch as a whole generation is wiped out and none to take their place.

We’ll watch as the first victims of the storm drown before the mighty wave comes to shore and leaves none alive. We’ll hum songs we sang at the dawn of the horror.



We’ll watch as the bodies pile up. We’ll keep the drawbridge up. We’ll exercise all our drills. And we will laugh.

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164 thoughts on “Nixon’s The One

  1. What are Hillary Clinton supporters doing today?

    SALIVATING at the idea of voting tomorrow for every woman on the ballot, and in the one race with two women in it, for the Republican. SALIVATING.

  2. Obama spends tonight with Ryan Seacreast:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2010/11/01/its-come-to-this-desperate-obama-to-do-gotv-interview-with-ryan-seacrest/

    Look, just look, at what this guy’s been reduced to. Two years ago, he was accepting the Democratic nomination in front of a mock Parthenon; now, to try to recapture the young voters he’s lost, he’s forced to make chitchat with the host of our generation’s Gong Show. What’s next? A tango with Michelle on tonight’s Dancing With the Stars followed by a pitch to go vote?

    I’m almost sad. Almost.

    The administration’s last-minute push to turn out the vote is spurring some unconventional media outreach efforts. But none of them have been quite as unlikely as that announced on Monday — President Obama will be doing an interview with Ryan Seacrest.

    The “American Idol” co-host will be talking to Obama on Election Day for a segment on his radio show, ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest.’…

    What, exactly, the point is of doing an interview that will air predominantly in a state that seems to be the one Democratic holdout — and that caters to an audience of not particularly politically-active listeners — is unclear. But the gist seems to be that, in the 11th hour, no stone should be left unturned. Seacrests interview, a source notes, will be broadcast on other stations in addition across the country.

  3. Yep, admin. Destruction. I wish it weren’t necessary, but it is.

    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. And it started with “racist” Bill and “racist” Hillary.

    You know why this guy in the video is so pissed off? Because screaming RACIST!!! at everyone worked so well in 2008, so they figured it would keep working, even though we all warned them of the dangers of that course. 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 his “ultimate trump” race card is so ineffective. Even the republican “porch nig**r” in the crowd just laughed at his spewing of hatred.

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

  4. Well this Hillary democrat is going to be hitting abc.com to vote for Bristol Palin with the same fervor I brought to every election pre-2008. Simply because it annoys joy behar. Then I am going to not do jack shit. Nope I will not be walking seniors to a van on the corner tomorrow which I have done every two years forever, Might even stop by some of the homes and tell them why.

  5. We’ll watch as the bodies pile up. We’ll keep the drawbridge up. We’ll exercise all our drills. And we will laugh.

    ———-
    A-W-E-S-O-M-E ADMIN!!!

    And as the tsunami wave hits, all those in the mountain dwellings can hear the sound of Hillary’s laughter.

    Jackboots on, pitchforks at the ready, and we are ready to push Obamacrats in front of the speeding freight train.

    Yeeehaw, we are ready to roll.

  6. 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.
    ___________________________________

    Admin… the video contained in the Pro-Jo article (if you can catch it) beats Gateway Pundit’s great story by a mile…

  7. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/generic_congressional_ballot

    Republicans have opened a 12-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, October 31, 2010. New Rasmussen Reports polling finds that 51% of Likely Voters nationwide plan to vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 39% are opting for the Democrat.

    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.

  8. Admin, looking at the headline, I thought you may be referring to this:

    http://www.politico.com/arena/archive/voter-intimidation-on-the-rise.html

    David Mark Moderator :

    Republicans making their closing arguments to voters are hammering President Obama for his use of the word “enemies” during an interview with Univision radio.

    The president said: “If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us’ — if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election — then I think it’s going to be harder. And that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2nd.”

    Is the president’s use of the phrase “punish our enemies” out-of-bounds? Or is this conventional campaign trial rhetoric in the heated closing days before an election?

    And I like Sabato’s answer:

    Larry J. Sabato Professor of Politics, University of Virginia :

    Of course President Obama shouldn’t have used the word “enemies”. That’s a given. But maybe he was recalling the immortal words of Vito Marzullo, longtime Mayor Daley (Sr.) city councilman in Obama’s Chicago. When finally retiring in 1985, after 32 years on the council, Marzullo was asked by a reporter why he got involved in politics. “To reward my friends and screw my enemies,” said Marzullo. This is one of my favorite vignettes about politics – and oh, so true. Remember this tomorrow night as the returns come in.

    A little tidbit about Larry Sabato. I knew of him at UVA when he was still a budding star. Once bumped into him in a parking lot as he got out of his Mercedes and he smiled as I exclaimed, ‘you’re that guy on TV!’ This was about 20 years ago.

  9. The beggar boy (TOTUS) is reduced to having his minions saying:
    —–

    President Obama knows the importance of tomorrow’s election and how crucial our Get Out the Vote operations will be to victory. That’s why the President just sent out a volunteer email appeal urging his supporters to help with our Election Day efforts.

    We now expect to have hundreds more volunteers on the street tomorrow and we urgently need the resources to make sure they have the necessary materials and supplies. My campaign manager, Jordan, just told me that we MUST raise at least $8,500 today to buy what we’ll need for tomorrow.

    Please make a contribution right now toward one of our urgent GOTV needs:

    $88 buys pizza for 40 volunteers

    $28 buys 100 door hangers telling voters where to vote tomorrow

    $50 buys a case of paper to print out walk sheets and maps

    $120 buys 6 phones to call voters and remind them to vote

    —————

    Eff you….not a penny!!!1

  10. “To reward my friends and screw my enemies.”

    No wonder these assholes don’t want women in power. It’s all a big frat-party manrape to them. Like prison, only with whores and lots more coke.

  11. Asmin,

    Do you know anything about the NY race other than what the media is saying? I am really enthusiastic about voting for Palladino. I really think that he is what NY needs right now….not more of the staus quo.

    And Schumer’s most recent ad is just obnoxious….so much so that If I had planned to vote for him…it would have turned me off. Of course, I will not vote for that baackstabbing jealous misogynist.

  12. When Michelle Obama — whom Reid introduced as “the closer” — spoke, she received the most enthusiastic and energetic responses of the three speeches I’ve seen her give this fall. And Mrs. Obama seemed energized by the crown.

    Using a prompter to deliver essentially the same speech she’s given since for more than two weeks now, she spoke with more feeling and emotion than those earlier stops.

    ————————————
    I guess she is also needs a prompter to give speeches…FLOTUS…first lady of the teleprompter of the US!!!

  13. A sly comment if I saw one on MEchelle:

    MEchelle Antoinette = class? Where? When? She still can’t seem to wear sleeves, even in November! Someone told her she has toned arms and she continues to bare them. No class there! I’ll never forget the pic of her with both arms over her head with her pits facing the camera showing the world her 5 o’clock shadow. Disgusting and very classless. Now where was that class? The title of the article should have been “Harry’s loser”.

  14. Hi all

    I have received two robo calls from Obama here in Ohio
    I wish it had been a live call.

    Did anyone else receive a call from O

  15. Carol, all the polls in the NY race show Cuomo and Gilibrand and Schumer up 20 to 30 points. But…..

    Usually the ads in a campaign cycle from positive ads about how wonderful the candidate is in the beginning (to pump up the favorable numbers) then shift to vicious attacks on the opponent, then just before election day the ads should go back to all positive and how wonderful the candidate is.

    That typical cycle is not what is happening in New York. In New York Cuomo is running the most vicious ads against Paladino even today, according to every media outlet there is. This tells us something is potentially very wrong and that Cuomo is seeing the problem in his internal polls. Why is Cuomo running negative ads against Paladino if he is so far ahead? We have some guesses.

    In upstate New York the Republicans will do very well. Cuomo has a bad history with the African-American community (apparently today he is campaigning with David Paterson, whom he hates). Imagine if blacks in Brooklyn decide to vote on a whim and a joke for the Rent is too damn high guy. Imagine if the voters in New York City do not come out to vote. Imagine if the upstate and long island Republican voters come out to vote in droves.

    Again, why is Cuomo going negative today if his polls are telling him he is so far ahead? If indeed his internal polls show that the Rent Is Too Damn High guy is popular in the Black community (or maybe Charles Barron a black candidate who is well known and is also running for governor although he did not do as well telegenically as Rent is too damn high guy), If Cuomo’s internal polls indicate Dems don’t want to vote (no African-Americans are on the statewide ticket so that hurts with the demographic) then he has to be worried.

    Also, recall that Mayor Michael Bloomberg of NYC was way ahead in the polls but only won by 5 points or so. This happened in liberal New York and before the wave came to be acknowledged. This all has to worry Cuomo.

    In sum, the polls are all in favor of the Dims in NY. But in this atmosphere, anything can happen. No one is safe.

  16. Neetabug, did you go to the Cleveland rally to be with The One? If you wanted to go we hear there were plenty of seats available. 🙂

    It’s good to hear from you again.

  17. And in other news that really disgusted me today…

    Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon: Israel Will Meet Its End in the Coming Year

    Monday, November 1, 2010

    Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ghadanfar Roken Abadi has said that Israel will meet its demise in the coming year, without Iran having to attack it, according to Lebanon’s Al-Mustaqbal newspaper.

    Iran would then take leadership of the region and restore the refugees to Palestine. Palestine’s “original residents” would then hold elections, while the fate of its “non-original residents” would be decided by Iran.
    Abadi did not elaborate on how these changes would come about.

    http://www.worldjewishdaily.com/ambassador.php

  18. Today Charlie Cook upped his predictions of R gains.

    “My predictions: I’m guessing that the GOP picks up 65 seats in the House, and nine Senate seats.”

  19. No i did not.

    We received robo calls and e-mails about the event.
    No No

    Everyone here has had it with the One

  20. November 01, 2010

    White House asked Clinton help with Meek this spring

    Haberman and Allen:

    Bill Clinton’s recent attempts to suggest struggling Democrat Kendrick Meek should opt out of the Florida Senate race rocketed through the Sunshine State when news of the discussions involving Meek and independent candidate Charlie Crist came to light last week.

    But Clinton’s intervention was only the culmination of a long, delicate, and occasionally testy string of stop-and-start talks that began months ago involving the Florida candidates, the former president, and political aides in the Obama White House, who sought Clinton’s intervention as long ago as early spring.

    Back then, White House officials asked Bill Clinton’s camp if the former president would be willing to approach Meek about getting out of the Florida race as Crist, the Florida governor, was preparing to switch parties, two senior Democrats familiar with the conversation told POLITICO.

    Crist had recently bolted from the Republican party amid polls that showed he was set to lose badly in a primary against Rep. Marco Rubio, who went on to claim the GOP nomination and is now widely regarded as the front-runner in Tuesday’s election.

    Even in the spring, there was plenty of reason to doubt that Meek’s candidacy would take off, and White House advisers were hoping that a Clinton-brokered deal in which Meek would drop out and Democrats would be urged to back Crist was the best way of keeping a Senate seat from falling into hostile hands.

    But that discussion went nowhere. Clinton’s aides responded that the former president wouldn’t do it, for a variety of reasons, among them that he felt the candidate still had a path to victory, or at least deserved the chance to show he could forge one, a Democratic source familiar with the talks said.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1110/White_House_asked_Clinton_help_with_Meek_this_spring.html?showall

  21. Mrs. Smith, you’re welcome and yes, the audience knew what Bill meant when he said ‘you were good to Hillary”.

  22. Bill Clinton is campaigning with Meek tonight. When we get video we’ll post it.

    Hopefully Meek will come in second to Rubio tonight and leave Crist out in the cold.

    Big Media knows who is going to win in what we have called the most important race in the nation:

    Perhaps the most sought-after press credential in the country on Nov. 2: Republican Senate frontrunner Marco Rubio’s party at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

    As of yesterday, the campaign had received requests from 232 media outlets. That includes 35 television cameras (of which 17 are from Florida), network crews from NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN, the BBC, NPR, Univision and Al Arabiya, and 75 members of the foreign press — radio reporters from the Czech Republic, West Africa, China; TV crews from the Congo, Colombia, Japan, France, Spain; and print reporters from Germany, New Zealand, Argentina and the UK.

  23. H4T, I linked that video earlier in the thread.. It is hilarious how that woman in the orange jacket went off the rails.

  24. Pm317, Rubio and the Republican legislature were responsible for the date of the Florida primary. No doubt the premise was in large part to screw with the Democrats. But that is the job of Republicans.

    It was the Obama thugs who employed the date of the primary, even though it was the Republicans who chose the date, to disenfranchise the voters of Florida in a state they knew was strong for Hillary. The Republicans did their job when they caused difficulty in Florida for Democrats. The Republicans did their job in hurting Hillary – the strongest Dem candidate. They did not do anything wrong, rather they were politically smart.

    It was the Democratic Party, chaired by Dean and aided by Brazilie and other Obama thugs who used the situation to warp the primary process. The Democrats are the criminals.

  25. would then hold elections, while the fate of its “non-original residents” would be decided by Iran.

    *****************

    They give me the creeps

    8888888888888

    H4T

    Funny elephant video

  26. BTW, Pm317, we hate kids used in ads for political purposes. But damn those are cute kids. It’s a very smart ad.

    We wrote the other day about Rubio and how he beats Obama on every measure, including family. This ad proves it.

    When Rubio wins tomorrow most if not all of the Democratic strategists who sold the “demographic destiny” crap should be flung off the Florida coast.

  27. Thanks Admin,

    I must say I am shocked by the viciousness of the Cuomo ads today.

    I’m also shocked that I find Palladino quite likable when he is relaxed and seems to be himself.
    The Sienna polls were off by 27% the day before the primary so I am hopeful.

    I used to like Cuomo, but I have come to understand the degree of corruption in our political system. I used to think the dems were the good guys. I was really naive. I have come to agree with those who say we must keep throwing our representatives out until we get the kind of government we want.

  28. Good evening all – I MUST go back and read – but I am having a brain hiccup and need some help.

    Was I mistaken that the NatGeo special “Inside the State Department” was to be televised – and soon? (Tonight – maybe?)

    In looking at the NatGeo Website – I can only find it is available on DVD! Can someone please clarify?

    I would not doubt that I misunderstood – but I would not doubt either that ObamaVision had it cancelled for broadcast! Any helpers out there?

    Thanks

  29. neetabug
    November 1st, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I received an Obama call just a few minutes ago “Hello, this is Barack Obama..” I couldn’t hang up fast enough. Wonder how they got my phone number—I voted for McCain in 2008.

  30. Thanks, Admin.

    I agree those kids are cuuute. Hey if you can flaunt a young, beautiful, and healthy family to show what kind of a person you are and to prove what America can do, so be it. He seems to have a tradition of doing these videos with his children during the holiday season as well. So it probably does not come across as a new thing for Floridians. Like this one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUsmGpwUPbQ

  31. Norma Desmond, Nat Geographic’s special on Hillary airs Monday November 8, at 9pm. The same day that Hillary returns from her trip to Asia.

  32. DrudgeReport has a picture and a headline of Hillary “9000 miles away”.

    It links to this story:

    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

    “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.

    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.”

  33. @Admin, We wrote the other day about Rubio and how he beats Obama on every measure, including family. This ad proves it.

    Yes, and Rubio gives credit to America and seems grateful which are sorely lacking in Michelle ‘I’m proud of America for the first time’ Obama or the ever apologetic Barack Obama. Rubio will eat him for lunch in 2012 (even as a VP candidate to someone).

  34. 5th – LOL – Thanks – and NatGeo just ran an ad for it – Next Monday! YAY! Thanks!

    Hillary will be home – and The Boob will be traipsing around Indonesia or India or someplace while Michelle sulks!

  35. Norma, I will be traveling and I hope the hotel has the NG channel. If not I hope you guys here will have the video up.

  36. Pm317, if Rubio gets a cute dog with either a limp or a sleepy eye, there will be no stopping him. 🙂

    His cute family alone will get him the VP nod; a cute dog will get him the Prez nod.

    Keep Rubio away from pet shelters Obama Dimocrats! 🙂

  37. AmericanGal
    November 1st, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    —————

    I remember doing that in 2008. Why does MO pronounce ‘s’ as ‘sh’? It irritates me.

  38. Admin, Obama is a weird guy, for all his branding he never hit the right tome with majority Americans. Every politician uses some sob story of family lineage but in Rubio’s case, it is an American immigrant story and for America which thinks of itself as an immigrant nation, it is a beautiful story (and even I as cerebral as I am as opposed to being emotional can relate to that sentiment). When the right says American exceptionalism, it is not some hillbilly sentiment — it is the story of Rubios, and people like him (and me, ;).. I think biggest mistake Obama made is ignoring that aspect of American heritage. He seems clean too. If there were any skeletons in his closet, Obama WH would have unleashed it by now. Too bad he is on the Republican side.

  39. admin, the GOP has 37 black candidates for Congress this year, many of whom will win. They have quite a few Hispanics, including the eminently likable Rubio. They have an Indian, and a couple of Asians.

    The Dimocrats who banked on “demographics as destiny” are idiots, because they have a huge blind spot. That blind spot is their inability to see Americans as individuals, rather than as merely ethnic groups that will always vote as mindless herds forever and ever.

    But what if they don’t? Ahhhh. But what if they don’t? Oops. What if, in the not-so-distant future, various minorities become more diverse in their voting patterns – most still voting Dem, but a good many voting R? Well the Dims are screwed, because they BET THE HOUSE on keeping all those pesky minorities as a monolithic block, rather than focusing on good policy and building the WINNING COALITION that is broad and resilient.

    Live by identity politics, die by identity politics. If the R’s peel off even a third of blacks and hispanics, EVER, the Dimocratic party is dead meat. Dead. Meat.

    Which is why Marco Rubio keeps them up at night in cold sweats.

  40. Forgot to mention, i live in a heavily Democratic area. This is the first time my area has received calls from the Republican party. I guess they know the Dems are going down.

  41. Instincts matter
    Way back when, when bambi spoke at the DNC I thought Eddie Haskell
    Years ago on Christmas Day I was seated in a Dive bar called Rudy’s prepared to get tanked and then see a horror film, Met an extremely good looking guy and at the last minute said no way. Two days later Ninth Avenue was covered with wanted for attempted murder signs with the guys mug on it
    Last night my rug rat’s mother came by with her new boyfriend and my dogs went ape shit. Both are pound puppies. One only has one eye and the other, a border collie, was seriously abused as a pup. They were barking and running around the baby to keep him away, she ended up not going out with them
    State police came by today to say he is wanted on all kinds of charges and we should take extra effort to protect the urchin. His t-shirt said hope with a pic of waffles in the O.
    Instincts should have tazerred the rat prick bastard

  42. Norma
    What is really funny is that the border collie pees or throws up if anyone raises a voice. He has nightmares every night where he yelps in his sleep and has to be petted to relax. Yet he went bat shit crazy protected the little one. Running around her and never taking his eyes off the creep. I thought he was just acting out because of all the kids littering the street last night, but looks like he was in protective mode. And yes I fed him a New York Strip tonight.

  43. Hillary for Texas

    I can believe that ad. A lot of AA are tired of the Democratic Party taking their vote for granted.

    They promise you the moon, when the election is over
    all they wanted was your vote. Some are beginning to wake up.

    The DNC will regret the day they gave O the presidency

  44. I had a conversation with a black friend a few weeks back and he was majorly annoyed at the lack of prosecution for the black panthers in Philly— To quote him that is not how I am raising my children.

  45. neetabug, yup. The Dims had better WAKE UP if they want to have a party left to rebuild after the smoke clears. The electorate is changing.

  46. GOProud has done more in the last year for gay rights than the dims have done since they said it was okay to be gay as long as you don’t make a fuss.

  47. Where the freud is turndownobama? I spent hundreds of millions of billions of dollars making a donation to Christine O’Donell every time she pissed me off and now I want to donate to the aspca when she gets under my skin and she is no where to be found
    Islam sucks.
    Come on please react with a contrived post the puppies need you.

  48. Thank you Admin and to all the fine posters. This site has been an oasis in a desert for the over the past two years.

  49. Neetabug, we’ve been sent some of the emails people are getting from ODP. They are asking for $3.00. At this late date they want 3 bucks. They say the election is “extremely close”.

    Doug Kelly of ODP writes: “Anything you can donate today will go directly to our Election Day get-out-the-vote efforts. I need you to chip in $3 – right now – to make sure we’re able to fund this operation and win.”

    They are begging for 3 bucks. We can’t imagine at this hour the few $3 donations are going to do much. Perhaps this is a ploy to pump up the small donor numbers so they can claim, after they lose, that it was the Republican big donors that killed the incompetent Obama hugging campaigns.

    Whatever happened to the Obama claims that he would raise tons of money for the party?

  50. Oh please Mr. Obama. We know you are the Messiah. Just ask Reverend Wright–or Louie Farakan–or Reverend Al or Fidel Casto. We know you are all powerful. Just ask Dudley Doright William, Rat Boy Todd or Madam DeFarge Modo. And for sure, we know you hate America. Just ask Mrs. O.. or listen to your speeches on foreign soil where you condemn the country that elected you. But if it is not too much trouble oh great one, won’t you please do us one little favor. Just give us our country back. Resign before you are impeached. Otherwise you will be relegated to the dust bin of history.

  51. What’s going on in Delaware? 200?

    http://www.wtop.com/?nid=213&sid=2101975

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – Vice president Joe Biden is urging fellow Delaware Democrats to get voters to the polls for the midterm elections.

    Biden headlined a Democratic rally in downtown Wilmington on Monday evening that drew about 200 people.

    He was confident Democrats would hold on to the Senate seat that had been his for more than 30 years.

    Joining Biden were New Castle County executive Chris Coons, who is considered the favorite in his U.S. Senate race against Republican tea party favorite Christine O’Donnell.

  52. How’s this for a poll
    In 2006 me and my five brothers one sister and my two parents all voted straight democrat
    In 2008 me, my older brother and my sister voted for PALIN.
    In 2010 everyone says they will vote straight republican. And they are all registered dims.

  53. There is nobody better at a stump speech than Bill Clinton. Obama would would be lost in space without a script. Obama is a complete fraud, in every conceivable sense of the word.

  54. admin
    WHY WHY WHY isn’t the GOP screaming that the Deleware Senator will be seated immediately? Is it that they fear Palin?

  55. How’s this for a poll
    In 2006 me and my five brothers one sister and my two parents all voted straight democrat
    In 2008 me, my older brother and my sister voted for PALIN.
    In 2010 everyone says they will vote straight republican. And they are all registered dims.
    ———————————
    Same here Henry. Same here.

  56. admin
    November 1st, 2010 at 10:43 pm
    —————————-
    In 2008 that cute dog who would not take the snack from Barack Evil Obama was a damsite smarter than 58% of the electorate. Scary. How scary? Scary as hell. Be that as it may, we will soon see whether those fools have caught up mentally with that dog after seeing BO in action (or inaction if you prefer) for the past two years. I am not holding my breath. The Obama voters are the kind of people who prove that Menken was right when he said nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American People only now we have a baseline.

  57. Oh Give me a break, Chris Matthews, you are looking for reason to justify your behavior during the Primary in 2008, when you purposely promoted Obama, and ignored many other worrisome qualities.

    I don’t believe that shxx about he was this and he was that, and now he has changed and he is an Elite person. He was one during the primary, and many common folk knew that. In fact, I think I can do your 6 or seven figure job better than you can.

    That tingle down your leg stuff was crap. You hoodwinked the American people, and you know it. Had he succeeded, you would have been fine, but now you must justify your actions.

    BREAKING NEWS: There was no justification for your Actions, so quit.

  58. JanH – that title for that video is bullcrap. Bill did nothing of the sort. “In her place” my foot. What hogwash. He merely tried to give a snappy comeback to what he admitted was a good line by her. There was no personal attack.

  59. That tingle down your leg stuff was crap.
    NewMexicoFan you get my vote for best new web site with that title,
    Nov 3 is the day we hold the sad ass media accountable, Enough. Little brats with half assed educations do not decide my little ones’s future, Go Rouge. I am.

  60. NewMexicoFan, the media is trying to sweep under the rug that Obama was never all that, and that it would have been obvious to the public, if the public had ever had the opportunity to see anything but fawning coverage of him. THEY are the ones who sold a false image to the public.

    Obama didn’t change. He was always petty and thin-skinned and sullen. You are the infatuated idiots who spent 2 years falling all over yourselves to actively hide his faults from the public, and scream RAAAAAYCIIIIIST! at anyone who dared to question so much as the perfect symmetry of his left little toe.

    You can backpedal all you want, Chrissy and the Big Media Boyz, but the public KNOWS who it was that sold them this bill of goods, and behaved as his fainting tingling fanboy marketing team. You pitched him like two-bit hucksters selling gen-yoo-ine Rolex watches out of your trench coat on the street corner. And we aren’t going to forget that, or let YOU forget it either.

    Credibility. Sucks when you lose it.

  61. If you ever saw the old Mary Tyler Moore show, then you could hardly miss Ted Baxter. Ted also appeared in the Turner movie classic Caddyshack which is right up there with Gone With The Wind. In both cases he played a bombastic pompous elitist who talked down to people, made things up as he went along and had a very elevated view of his own abilities which were shallow and forlorn. You find people like that in real life, all hat no cattle, and now we have one in the White House. Giving them power is like giving a loaded revolver to an infant–no good can come of it.

  62. YEP, Sarah is shovel ready!!

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

    I’m imagining a cartoon when the election results are in. Obama looking up stupid and saying ‘Give me shovel-ready projects’. Over a graveyard full of open graves and corpses of Dems who got defeated.

  63. HillaryforTexas
    November 1st, 2010 at 11:33 pm
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    If there was a “like” response footer to this post, I would hit it 10 times.

  64. LOL! Keith O has announced that in the interest of being all moderate and sane and bi-partisan (it’s the Hot New Trend!), he is discontinuing his “worst person in the world” segment.

    ROTFLMAO! Ooohhhh, Jeebus, it is too funny to see these asshats scrambling for some relevance now that the worm has turned. I love seeing them scratch and claw for a little credibility, now that the bored disappointed children are off smoking a bong somewhere, and anyone sane switched them off long ago, as their ratings attest.

    Good luck with that, Keith, you mashed up bag of spewing pomposity with Aqua Velva on it.

    Lord have mercy, that just made my night. *giggle*

  65. ampaign 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.

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

    Yes. Like it would have been totally destructive to say “He has to wait his turn. He can be VP now and POTUS later.”

    Instead they got him in now and saw something really destructive: saw him screw his supporters.

  66. Rubio and the Republican legislature were responsible for the date of the Florida primary. No doubt the premise was in large part to screw with the Democrats. But that is the job of Republicans.

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

    WAsn’t Crist involved in that too?

  67. Excerpts from Teddy Roosevelt’s 1912 presidential campaign speeches:

    “Every man who fights fearlessly and effectively against special privilege in any form is to that extent a Progressive. Every man who, directly or indirectly, upholds privilege and favors the special interests, whether he acts from evil motives or merely because he is puzzle-headed or dull of mental vision or lacking in social sympathy, or whether he simply lacks interest in the subject, is a reactionary. …

    “The Republican party is now facing a great crisis. It is to decide whether it will be, as in the days of Lincoln, the party of the plain people, the party of progress, the party of social and industrial justice; or whether it will be the party of privilege and of special interests, the heir to those who were Lincoln’s most bitter opponents, the party that represents the great interests within and with out Wall Street which desire through their control over the servants of the pubic to be kept immune from punishment when they do wrong and to be given privileges to which they are not entitled.

    “The big business concern that is both honest and far-sighted will, I believe, in the end favor our effort to secure thorough-going supervision and control over industrial big business, just as we have now secured it over the business of inter-State transportation and the business of banking under the National law. We do not propose to do injustice to any man, but we do propose adequately to guarantee the people against injustice by the mighty corporations which make up the predominant and characteristic feature of modern industrial life.”

    –“Who Is A Progressive?”

  68. Stopping Sarah Palin–who is behind it and why . . .

    Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)
    Monday, November 1st at 4:37PM EDT
    Red State Blog

    Much has been made of this story about Republicans attacking Sarah Palin and trying to stop her.

    There have been some ferocious denials today about it. Many would-be 2012 candidates have denounced it, etc.

    Here are the facts: there is a significant, though small contingent of heavily anti-Palin forces at the upper echelons of the Establishment GOP in Washington.

    A good number of them are actually Hill staffers already beginning to pick a side with 2012 campaigns and using press contacts to savage Palin. There is also a goodly portion of people within existing campaign infrastructures. Largely these hits are done at the staff level and sometimes without knowledge of the candidates themselves so they won’t have to dirty their hands.

    If you want to find out who some of the loudest anti-Palin voices are, in another year or so start checking for House and Senate staffers who have left to work on 2012 campaigns.

    Now that you have the facts, here is what you need to know about these same people: they largely despise the tea party movement. They loath Jim DeMint too, but view Palin as easier to pick on. They think the issues being advanced by small government types are ridiculous. They do not like Sarah Palin because they think (a) she is not very bright and (b) she is not ‘grounded’ in the ways of the political world of Washington.

    In reality, these people loath Sarah Palin because she is standing up to them, the policies these people have long advocated and Palin opposes have contributed to the mess we are in, and Sarah Palin and the candidates she is backing have largely been kicking their asses to kingdom come.

    Between those attacking Palin and Palin, I’m with Palin.

  69. More Teddy Roosevelt:

    “The true friend of property, the true conservative, is he who insists that property shall be the servant and not the master of the commonwealth; who insists that the creature of man’s making shall be the servant and not the master of the man who made it. The citizens of the United States must effectively control the mighty commercial forces which they have called into being.

    “There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains. To put an end to it will be neither a short nor an easy task, but it can be done.

    “We must have complete and effective publicity of corporate affairs, so that the people may know beyond peradventure whether the corporations obey the law and whether their management entitles them to the confidence of the public. It is necessary that laws should be passed to prohibit the use of corporate funds directly or indirectly for political purposes; it is still more necessary that such laws should be thoroughly enforced. Corporate expenditures for political purposes, and especially such expenditures by public-service corporations, have supplied one of the principal sources of corruption in our political affairs.

    “It has become entirely clear that we must have government supervision of the capitalization, not only of public-service corporations, including, particularly, railways, but of all corporations doing an interstate business. I do not wish to see the nation forced into the ownership of the railways if it can possibly be avoided, and the only alternative is thoroughgoing and effective legislation, which shall be based on a full knowledge of all the facts, including a physical valuation of property. This physical valuation is not needed, or, at least, is very rarely needed, for fixing rates; but it is needed as the basis of honest capitalization.

    “We have come to recognize that franchises should never be granted except for a limited time, and never without proper provision for compensation to the public. It is my personal belief that the same kind and degree of control and supervision which should be exercised over public-service corporations should be extended also to combinations which control necessaries of life, such as meat, oil, or coal, or which deal in them on an important scale. I have no doubt that the ordinary man who has control of them is much like ourselves. I have no doubt he would like to do well, but I want to have enough supervision to help him realize that desire to do well.

    “I believe that the officers, and, especially, the directors, of corporations should be held personally responsible when any corporation breaks the law. …

    “I do not ask for the over centralization; but I do ask that we work in a spirit of broad and far-reaching nationalism where we work for what concerns our people as a whole. We are all Americans. Our common interests are as broad as the continent. I speak to you here in Kansas exactly as I would speak in New York or Georgia, for the most vital problems are those which affect us all alike. The National Government belongs to the whole American people, and where the whole American people are interested, that interest can be guarded effectively only by the National Government. The betterment which we seek must be accomplished, I believe, mainly through the National Government.

    “The American people are right in demanding that New Nationalism, without which we cannot hope to deal with new problems. The New Nationalism puts the national need before sectional or personal advantage. It is impatient of the utter confusion that results from local legislatures attempting to treat national issues as local issues. It is still more impatient of the impotence which springs from over division of governmental powers, the impotence which makes it possible for local selfishness or for legal cunning, hired by wealthy special interests, to bring national activities to a deadlock. This New Nationalism regards the executive power as the steward of the public welfare. It demands of the judiciary that it shall be interested primarily in human welfare rather than in property, just as it demands that the representative body shall represent all the people rather than any one class or section of the people.”

    –“The New Nationalism”

    “It is just the same way about the people as a whole. All of us, you and I, all of us together, want to rule ourselves, and we don’t wish to have any body of outsiders rule us. That is what free government means. If people cannot rule themselves, then they are not fit for free government, and all talk about democracy is a sham.

    “And this is aside from the fact that in actual life here in the United States experience has shown that the effort to substitute for the genuine rule of the people something else always means the rule of privilege in some form or another, sometimes political privilege, sometimes financial privilege, often a mixture of both. …

    “The men who disbelieve in the rule of the people…treat the Constitution as a strait-jacket for restraining an unruly patient–the people. We, on the contrary, treat the Constitution as an instrument designed to secure justice through giving full expression to the deliberate and well-thought-out judgment of the people. They are false friends of the people, and enemies of true constitutional government, who endeavor to twist the Constitution aside from this purpose. …

    “The present system means the rule of the powers of political and industrial privilege, and for that we propose to substitute the right of the people to rule themselves and their duty to rule so as to bring nearer the day when every man and every woman within the boundaries of this great land of ours shall have fair play, equal rights, shall receive and shall give justice, social and industrial, justice for every man, for every woman within our borders.”

    –“The Meaning of Free Government”

  70. Drudge sure keeps tabs on Hillary and Bill. They sure do make him nervous…

    Be afraid Drudge, be very afraid.

    Hillary runs again and the party is over for the Elephants.

  71. Anyone hear Rove raggin’ on Sarah for making a nature, 8 part tv show about Alaska? He said if she plans to run for President, she should put her time to better use helping Rethugs win the election.

    Rove is really afraid of Sarah and the people that love her.
    Rove is really afraid of Hillary and the people that love her.

    Rove needs to go soak his head.
    Get over himself, his time has passed.

  72. Oh my gosh. The biblical imagery of this article makes me giddy. I hope that I can recover to make it to the polls later today!

    Don’t worry, though, because I would crawl on my hands and knees over broken glass to get there!

    Yes, we will witness another GREAT FLOOD tomorrow from our fortresses high in the sky while the unrepentant, and the foolish get washed away. Thank you sweet Jesus!

  73. admin, you were right about Hillary! Read what she said within the past 12 hours. She is basically hanging Øbama out to dry by his lonesome. She’s rubbing some salt in his open wounds! Ha!
    ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101102/ap_on_re_as/as_us_clinton_election

    Clinton says she expects Obama to stay the course

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she expects President Barack Obama to stay the course on domestic and foreign policy even if Republicans make big gains, as expected, in hotly contested congressional midterm elections.

    Clinton told students and civic leaders in Malaysia that she had spoken to Obama by phone on the eve of the vote, and joked that she thought he seemed “a little envious” that she was abroad for an election that may see Democrats lose control of Congress.

    “I think he was a little envious that I am here,” Clinton said, describing the phone call she and Obama had at 1 a.m. — midday Monday on Washington time.

    But she said that even if Democrats lose control of Congress, the Obama administration will pursue its agenda.

    “The political winds blow back and forth but I think you will find that President Obama is a pretty steady captain of the ship,” Clinton said. “So no matter what happens in our election, you will see him … continuing to promote his agenda, which I think is right for America and right for the world.” …

  74. Ok, so I didn’t appreciate the “right for America and right for the world” part, but I thought her teasing of him was priceless. It’s like “I hate to be ya”! Too funny!

  75. HillaryforTexas
    November 1st, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    ==============

    Ugh. So one person understood the question, and he couldn’t answer it because he acknowledged that he didn’t know Øbama’s economic policies.

  76. The political winds blow back and forth but I think you will find that President Obama is a pretty steady captain of the ship,” Clinton said. “So no matter what happens in our election, you will see him … continuing to promote his agenda, which I think is right for America and right for the world.” …
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    Iceberg dead ahead,

    steady bearing,

    decreasing range,

    increase speed to flank,

    steady as she goes,

    crash!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lower the lifeboats,

    abandon ship,

    blames the ice berg,

    steady captain,

    stiff upper lip,

    commandeers life boat,

    rhip for barack

    rip for you,

    let us pray,

    eternal father

    strong to save

    whose arm hath bound

    the restless wave

    oh hear us when

    we cry to thee

    for those in peril

    on the sea

    I am captain obama

    Of the horse marines

    I feed my horse

    On corn and beans

    I wow young dummies

    In their teens

    Though but the head of the party

  77. nomobama, I think she meant that Obama’s policies are right of center instead of her left of center….that’s what I bet she meant!

  78. HillaryforTexas
    November 1st, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    =================================

    That’s what happens when black politicians, and manipulative white politicians ratchet up their own hate. They need to take a good long look in the mirror.

  79. Michelle’s retort–

    I admit its fun

    To smear my face

    With paint

    Making everyone

    Think I’m what I ain’t

    How I love to play

    A demimonde role

    With soul

    Ask the dummies how

    They like the way I lure

    When I play First Lady

    Or a paramour

    But when the light goes down

    My life is dull

    And how I hate it

    Life upon the wicked stage

    Aint nothing for a queen like me

    Home James to the Rezko mansion

    And don’t spare the horses

  80. When I visit Yahoo! news, I sometimes notice their predictions chart which shows how many of each political party they believe will be in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Today, after watching their projections of the number of Democrats in the House after this election, I finally saw that number go below 200. It now stands at 196. Just a few days ago, it was something like 212, then 202, and now 196. I wonder what it will be later today? It’s obvious that voters are flocking to the Republican party like never before. Will they stay there? Who knows. Some definitely won’t because their votes are protest votes. My votes will be protest votes, too, but to be honest here, I relate more to the Republican party right now than I do to the current Democorrupt party.

  81. The left right scenario is not informative. Let us stipulate that Karl Marx was a leftist? He believed that the proletariat, i.e. the state should own the means of production. By the same token, Obama believes that the state should take over one sixth of the economy, Detroit and certain banks. Those are also means of production, and he has taken them over. Doesn’t that make him a leftist, as opposed to a rightest. That is the gravamen of the complaint against him by the Republicans. Honestly, I do not know what those terms really mean anymore, save to say that when it comes to the extremes of the left and right they are more alike than different, and time and again they declare a temporary truce so they can destroy the middle just like Stalin and Hitler both attacked Poland with the tacit assent of Neville Chamberlain. I think Obama is an elitist, corporatist and a puppet. That is what I have maintained from the beginning and nothing I have seen in the interim convinces me otherwise.

  82. Obama backtracks on calling Americans enemies

    “In an interview with Univision radio in which he sought to persuade Hispanics to vote for Democratic candidates instead of Republicans.”

    “If Latinos sit out the election instead of, ‘we’re going to punish our enemies and we’re going to reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us’ — if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s going to be harder,” Obama had said.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69929420101101
    ___________________

    Obama’s friends are rewarded with whiplash from their constituency and devastating election losses after Obama has thrown them under the bus.

  83. wbboei,

    The proletariat is the lowly people, isn’t it? Did I not understand what you wrote about that word?

  84. Unemployment offices to add armed guards

    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.

    “Given the upcoming expiration of the federal extensions and the increased stress on some of the unemployed, we thought added security would provide an extra level of protection for our employees and clients,” he said.

    Some offices have had guards for nearly two years but those guards were hired on a regional basis, meaning some offices had armed guards while others did not, Lotter said.

    The cost of the armed guards varies dramatically around the state. Lotter said the agency is trying to be more consistent and that it plans to employ armed guards in all 36 offices where unemployment insurance benefits are handled.

    The overall cost for the security is $1 million, paid for with federal funds designated for administration of the unemployment system, Lotter said.

    Other agency offices that provide job training or are not full-service branches will continue to have unarmed guards.

    Lotter said state employees in the affected offices have also recently gone through stress-management training in which they learn how to respond appropriately to angry clients.

    “This is a stressful time for people in the economy,” he said. “That’s why we’re not only taking this step (of hiring guards), but we’re also increasing our training for our staff to be able to help people as they’re trying to cope with these changes

    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/25539273/detail.html
    _____________

    The prequel to beating back the unemployed with clubs and mace.

  85. Requiem for the Pelosi (and Obama) Democrats

    Veteran Democratic Rep. Brian Baird says that job creation should have been priority ‘number one, two and three.’.

    It took Democrats in the House of Representatives 40 years to become out-of-touch enough to get thrown out of office in 1994. It took 12 years for the Republicans who replaced them to abandon their principles and be repudiated in 2006. Now it appears that the current Democratic majority has lost voter confidence in only four years.

    How did this happen? And what does the increasing speed of voter backlash mean for Republicans who will likely take control next Tuesday?

    For answers, I decided to chat up Rep. Brian Baird, a six-term Democrat from Washington state. Even though he’s never won re-election with less than 56% of the vote, Mr. Baird is retiring because the brutal congressional commute makes it impossible for him to see his twin five-year-old boys grow up. He’s not sticking around, like so many former members of Congress, to lobby inside the Beltway. That allows him to be candid about Congress and his party.

    “It’s been an authoritarian, closed leadership. That style plus a general groupthink mentality didn’t work when Tom DeLay called the shots,” Mr. Baird says. “We’ve made some of the same damn mistakes, and we were supposed to be better. That’s the heartbreak.”

    Mr. Baird, 54, is a loyal Democrat who voted for all of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s legislative priorities, including the stimulus bill, cap and trade and ObamaCare. But he admits all three have serious flaws.

    Mr. Baird recalls that he was “very excited” when his party took control of Congress in 2006, but he saw ominous signs early on. Before the 2006 election, he says, Mrs. Pelosi had 30 members working on a rules package to make the House more ethical and deliberative. “We abandoned all that work after the election, and leaders told us we should trust them to clean things up. I don’t know a single member of the Democratic caucus who saw the final rules package before they voted on it.”

    Democrats also watered down efforts to practice fiscal responsibility. “We initially had numbers a bit more honest than the Republicans—we at least included war costs in the budget,” he says. “Now we’re authorizing programs for three years instead of five in an attempt to pretend we’re saving money.”…… more at link:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303284604575582320752384384.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

  86. Well its here, Ejection Day is here because thats what I am calling it when we eject those morons from power.

  87. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101102/ap_on_re_as/as_us_clinton_election

    Clinton says she expects Obama to stay the course

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she expects President Barack Obama to stay the course on domestic and foreign policy even if Republicans make big gains, as expected, in hotly contested congressional midterm elections.

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

    “Stay the course.” Isnt’ that what Bush kept saying? How’d it work out for him?

  88. The one part of Alaskan election i didnt notice was they only count the number of write-ins, not who they are for at first. They only count them, if the total write in is the biggest vote.

    So if Miller gets 40% and write-in gets 37%, they dont even bother checking who they are for. So Murkowski may not even get to know, how many she got.

  89. “So if Miller gets 40% and write-in gets 37%, they dont even bother checking who they are for. So Murkowski may not even get to know, how many she got.”
    ___________________

    The same scenario could work in reverse. If the election results are flooded with unverified tombstones (for Murkowski) and the writeins overwhelm the balloted candidates.

  90. Ok Guys, here is tonights poll closing times that i could find, so we can keep track of whats when and where.

    http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G10/closing.phtml?format=gc

    Inidian and Kentucky at first for a 6.00pm closing. So there is 2 Senate Gains right of the bat for Republicans to be declared. This should give us the first clues as to what way the house is going to shape up.

    I expect Rand Paul and Dan Coats to be called immediately as soon as polls close at 6pm, these look like blowouts.

  91. Actually i take that back, i forgot about that EDT and CDT thing, looks like 7pm before called, So it will be Indiana, Kentucky and Florida called immediately at 7pm.

  92. Today I will join ‘the ladies’ at a local church’s annual Election Day ham dinner. ‘The ladies’ took to heart information I mailed to them over the last several months; I know several of them watched the Carney-Marino debate (PA-10) because I put pressure on them to do so. And I know that after watching that debate, two of them are not voting for either one. I guess Carney is extra worried because
    last night, I received two calls imploring me to vote for Carney. One from Ed Staback whom I presume is a friend of his. The other from Carney’s sister who is a doctor. I merely listened to the messages.

    That luncheon later today will be very sweet.

  93. neetabug, I received an Obama robocall on October 24th. Initially I assumed ‘he’d’ referenced old DNC records because he said: “I know you’ve voted before.” I also voted McCain/Palin in 2008. Additionally, I received a large postcard from him asking that I vote; that message included my polling address and times open/close. Think somewhere there might be a big database being readied for 2012.

    Upthread, whoever mentioned that Schumer’s latest ad would turn people off, I agree. Paraphrasing, ‘each day he arises, his first thought is how can he help the struggling middle class more (ie even more that he already has). That ideology is in his bones, is who he is.’

    I like what Sharron Angle had to say, but she’s not shy about asking for more money. Perhaps it is necessary, but she tapped me out two requests ago. She has given Harry one heckuva rough ride and I really hope she wins. But even if not, she has demasculated him. Of no substance, but I read he was a boxer. Is that generally known? Looking at that motheaten appearance he sports now, that is really funny.

  94. Earlier last evening, I spoke to my extended family. All for Caprio… not Chafee, as they originally planned on voting. It’s going to be a squeaker.

  95. Mrs Smith, @ 4:11 ThinkProgress (Soros funded, BTW) is making much ado about nothing. GOProud bought ad time on those stations. Yes, it’s a negative ad. And? How is this different from what is normally done by both sides in the election?

    I get really sick of the Dems doing whatever they want, having “putside groups” funding their causes for YEARS, and now that the R’s have learned to play that game and are doing the same, now they cry foul. Gimme a break.

  96. lol what a cheek, who did everything they could to ram it down republican throats and not cooperate

    President Obama is telling supporters that he needs people in Congress “who want to cooperate” — and that’s not Republicans.

    “Their whole agenda is to spend the next two years trying to defeat me, as opposed to trying to move the country forward,” Obama told the radio host Steve Harvey in an interview broadcast Tuesday morning as voters head to the polls.

  97. Jan H

    Thanks for for posting that video of Clinton and Palin. That is the first time I heard her say she would take away a woman’s right to choose at the federal level. During the campaign, I heard her say that states should decide.

    Though I llike Sara, I do not like her politics for the most part. I would never support a candidate who openly advocates for taking away that right.

    I am always perplexed by the amount of support for her politics on this site. Voting for someone just because of their gender is as bad as Blacks voting for O just because of his skin color….with no attention to who he was and what he stood for.

  98. Carol
    November 2nd, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I couldn’t find the video you are speaking of, but I do know of one done a few years back from a religious group that was interviewing her. She was supporting a turn over of the Roe decision. We all know that will NEVER happen as it is a big money and vote getter for both parties and no one will ever kill that cash cow.I believe she since come out and changed her stance to state level. She obviously is not the first person in the world to change their view, I know I have.

  99. IDIOT SIGHTINGS:
    We had to have the garage door repaired. The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a ‘large’ enough motor on the opener. I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one Sears made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and said, “Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower.” I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4. He said, “No, it’s not. Four is larger than two.”
    We haven’t used Sears repair since.

    My daughter and I went through the McDonald’s take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter. She said, “You gave me too much money.” I said, “Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill back.” She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. I did so, and he handed me back the quarter, and said “We’re sorry but we cannot do that kind of thing.” The clerk then proceeded to give me back $1 and 75 cents in change.

    I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road. The reason: “Too many deer are being hit by cars out here! I don’t think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.” From Kingman, KS

    My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for ‘minimal lettuce.’ He said he was sorry, but they had only iceberg lettuce. From Kansas City
    I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, “Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?” To which I replied, “If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?” He smiled knowingly and nodded, “That’s why we ask.” Happened in Birmingham , Ala.

    The stop-light on the corner buzzes when it’s safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged co-worker of mine. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, “What on earth are blind people doing driving? She was a probation officer in Wichita , KS.
    I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the sake of her life, couldn’t understand why her system would not turn on. A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriff’s office, no less.

    When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. “Hey,” I announced to the technician, “It’s open!” His reply, “I know. I already got that side.”
    This was at the Ford dealership in Canton , MS .

    When I left Hawaii and was transferred to Florida , I still had the Hawaiian plates on my car, as my car was shipped from Hawaii . I was parking, and a guy asked me “Wow, you drove from Hawaii to here?” I looked at him and quickly said, “Yep. I took the Hawaii/San Francisco Bridge.” He nodded his head and said “Cool!”
    STAY ALERT!
    They walk among us… and they VOTE… and they REPRODUCE!

  100. I cal today FV DAY…Unchain us from the shackles that bind us… FREEDOM VOTE DAY…The march to DC, one vote at a time till HD in 2012, when HILLARY DAY is offical!

  101. From AcE

    Prediction: Fewer CongressChicks for the first time in 30 years
    —Genghis

    (OK…I know I’m gonna’ pay for that, but in my defense they’re CongressSkirts we really didn’t want there in the first place, right?)

    According to Wall Street Journal’s Marketwatch:

    WASHINGTON — The midterm elections on Tuesday feature high-profile female candidates such as Christine O’Donnell in Delaware and Carly Fiorina in California, yet the election cycle is expected to result in the first decline in the number of women in Congress in 30 years, academics say.
    “When you look at the numbers, Democrats are the most vulnerable and we’ll probably see between four and six fewer women in the House of Representatives,” said Jennifer Lawless, Associate Professor of Government at American University.”

    And why might this be?

    Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women in Politics, said she expects to see a decline in women in Congress because most incumbent female lawmakers are Democrats, who are more vulnerable this year.
    Currently, more than 75% of women in Congress are Democrats. Walsh also pointed out that 54 incumbent female Democrats and 15 incumbent female Republicans are seeking re-election.

    “Many women Democrats are first-term women in districts that you wouldn’t think of as districts that would elect Democrats, but many are Democrats that were swept up in the Obama election,” Walsh said. “We’re looking at this year as potentially the first decline in the total number of women in Congress in 30 years.”

    So the Big O has set Women’s Rights back by 30 years? (Nah, but you know how it’d be played in the media if the party affiliation was reversed.)

    Sammiches hardest hit…

  102. Carol
    November 2nd, 2010 at 9:33 am

    ————-
    Even with the support she has on this site, I also have had my reservations about Palin.

    I also wanted to mention that I think if the repubs do win big today, that the immigration issue might be turned around.

  103. Rasmussen’s Final State of Play

    As of polling through last weekend Rasmussen has Republicans +12 in generic polling. And if you look at the trend line, there’s a good chance it’ll go higher by Tuesday night.

    And here’s what they have for other races:
    California is 49%-46 Boxer over Fiorina (R).
    Colorado is 48%-44% Buck (R) over Bennet.

    Illinois is 46%-42% Kirk (R) over Giannoulias.

    Nevada is 49%-45% Angle (R) over Reid.

    Pennsylvania is 50%-46% Toomey (R) over Sestak.

    Washington is 48%-47% Rossi (R) over Murray.

    West Virginia is 50%-46% Manchin over Raese (R).

    As Don Surber points out the Republicans need 10 Senate pickups to take control and currently they lead in 9 of the contested races.

  104. Clinton Visit Signals Renewed Diplomatic Interest in South Pacific

    Heda Bayron | Hong Kong02 November 2010

    During her high profile two-week tour of Asia, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the United States will increase its development and security cooperation with countries in the South Pacific. On Wednesday, Clinton will visit Papua New Guinea, and later New Zealand and Australia.

    Secretary Clinton’s talks with Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Michael Somare will cover a wide range of issues: environmental concerns, women’s rights and governance in the resource-wealthy yet economically poor nation.

    The top U.S. diplomat’s visit to Port Moresby is part of Washington’s renewed interest in the region, which in recent years has received increased assistance from China. Most countries in the South Pacific, outside of Australia and New Zealand, are small and poor. A few are politically unstable and several island nations are threatened by rising sea levels.

    The Lowy Institute of International Policy in Sydney estimates that in 2008 China pledged $206 million in grants and soft loans to eight small Pacific nations. The U.S. Agency for International Development [USAID] only gave $3.6 million.

    Clinton says that is going to change: next year USAID will open an office in Fiji with a $20 million climate change fund. It will be the first USAID presence in the region in 16 years. Military-ruled Fiji is believed to be the biggest recipient of Chinese aid in the region.

    “We are working through the Pacific Island Forum to support the Pacific island nations as they strive to really confront and solve the challenges they face from climate change and freedom of navigation,” said Clinton.

    It is not too late for the U.S. to engage with the region, says Allan Patience, a professor at Sophia University in Tokyo, and an expert on South Pacific nations.

    “There is still a strong sense that America is an important presence, but that America has been neglecting the region,” Patience said. “China itself has some problems, in that some [Pacific] states are asking too much, demanding too much and are not prepared to follow through with what China wants them to do. A good case would be Fiji, which has been trying to use China against some of the other countries in the region particularly Australia and New Zealand, in defending the takeover by the military couple of years ago,” Patience points out. “Australia and New Zealand have reduced their aid, making it difficult for Fiji. Fiji turned to China.”

    Australia has been the traditional regional power, giving about $1 billion in aid this year. But relations with its neighbors have sometimes been strained because of Canberra’s insistence on political or economic reforms.

    Professor Patience cautions that politicians in Port Moresby could use Clinton’s visit to bolster their legitimacy despite allegations of widespread corruption and human rights abuses. Transparency International this year ranked Papua New Guinea among the most corrupt countries in the world.

    About half of the country’s income comes from oil drilling and mining for metals such as copper and gold, activities that environmental watchdogs say damage the country’s rich biodiversity. The U.S. oil company Exxon Mobil operates a natural gas project that could pump $30 billion into Papua New Guinea’s government over 30 years.

    From Port Moresby, Clinton travels to New Zealand.

    Kurt Campbell, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific, says the U.S. will recommit to ties with New Zealand. Campbell adds relations have been largely ignored since Wellington banned nuclear-powered or nuclear-armed ships from its waters 25 years ago.

    “There, we will issue the so-called Wellington Declaration which will underscore our desire to see U.S.-New Zealand relations return to a significance in terms of coordination on a range of issues – non-proliferation, politics, climate change, how we work together in the Pacific Islands,” Campbell said. “And we, of course, are very grateful for the work and support that New Zealand has provided us and other nations in Afghanistan.”

    From there, Secretary Clinton travels to Australia, a close ally whose forces serve in Afghanistan.

    Clinton and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates will meet with Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and Defense Minister Stephen Smith to mark the 25th anniversary of bilateral ministerial talks.

    Secretary Clinton earlier said the allies will continue to modernize defense cooperation to respond to “a more complex maritime environment.”

    Some Australian political analysts say Canberra is caught between Washington and Beijing. Chinese demand for Australian resources have contributed to an economic boom in Australia and relations with Beijing have grown closer in recent years. An Australian defense ministry report last month warned that increased Chinese military spending is changing the balance of power in Asia as the U.S. experiences military budget pressures.

    In recent years, Australian mines have been one of the biggest suppliers to China of iron ore and other raw materials. But even as Sino-Australian economic ties flourished, many Australian officials and foreign affairs analysts remain wary over China’s growing regional power.

    Clinton wraps up her Asia-Pacific tour in American Samoa, a U.S. territory in the South Pacific devastated by a tsunami in 2009.

    http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Clinton-Visit-Signals-Renewed-Diplomatic-Interest-in-South-Pacific-106512978.html

  105. Sarah Palin on Abortion

    Republican Governor (AK); ; nominee for Vice President

    Use my daughter Bristol as a teaching tool for others

    Q: Do you think that we should talk about birth control with our teenage sons and daughters?
    A: Yes. Use me as the example of why you should, even more admittedly. My daughter, of course she is 18 years old, but has really been forced to grow up very quickly now and starting her own family and you know, life has changed so quickly for her. But if we can use this, and if my daughter Bristol can use her story as a kind of teaching tool for others, then so be it. Let us do that.
    Source: Univision Interview with Sarah Palin, by Jorge Ramos Oct 26, 2008
    Constitution does offer an inherent right to privacy

    Q: Do you think there’s an inherent right to privacy in the Constitution?
    A: I do. Yeah, I do.
    Q: The cornerstone of Roe v. Wade.
    A: I do. And I believe that individual states can best handle what the people within the different constituencies in the 50 states would like to see their will ushered in an issue like that.
    Source: 2008 CBS News presidential interview with Katie Couric Oct 1, 2008
    Abortion should be states’ issue, not federal mandate

    Q: Why is Roe v. Wade a bad decision?
    A: I think it should be a states’ issue not a federal government-mandated, mandating yes or no on such an important issue. I’m, in that sense, a federalist, where I believe that states should have more say in the laws of their lands and individual areas. Now, foundationally, it’s no secret that I’m pro-life that I believe in a culture of life is very important for this country. Personally that’s what I would like to see further embraced by America.
    Source: 2008 CBS News presidential interview with Katie Couric Oct 1, 2008
    While mayor, Wasilla charged rape victims for rape kits

    Sarah Palin’s hometown required women to pay for their own rape examinations while she was mayor, a practice her police chief fought to keep as late as 2000.
    Former state Rep. Eric Croft, a Democrat, sponsored a state law requiring cities to provide th examinations free of charge to victims. He said the only ongoing resistance he met was from Wasilla, where Palin was mayor from 1996 to 2002. “It was one of those things everyone could agree on except Wasilla,” Croft said. “We couldn’t convince the chief of police to stop charging them.“
    Alaska’s Legislature in 2000 banned the practice of charging women for rape exam kits — which experts said could cost up to $1,000. Some supporters of Palin say they believe she had no knowledge of the practice. But critics call it ”outrageous“ and question Palin’s commitment to helping women who are the victims of violence.
    Alaska has the worst record of any state in rape. The rape rate in Alaska is 2.5 times the national average.
    Source: Jessica Yellin on CNN.com Sep 22, 2008
    Rejected sympathy for Down’s Syndrome son, as gift from God

    She is opposed to abortion except to save the life of the mother. When she learned that her infant son would be born with Down’s Syndrome, she said she never considered ending the pregnancy. When Trig was born in April, she penned a note to loved ones in the voice of “Trig’s creator, Your Heavenly Father,” rejecting sympathy for her son.
    Source: Boston Globe, “A valentine to evangelical base”, p. A12 Aug 30, 2008
    Opposes embryonic stem cell research

    According to an October 2006 profile in the Anchorage Daily News, Palin opposes stem cell research, physician-assisted suicide, and state health benefits for same-sex partners.
    Source: Boston Globe, “A valentine to evangelical base”, p. A12 Aug 30, 2008
    Every baby is created with a future and potential

    Q: Your stand on abortion?
    A: I’m pro-life. I’ll do all I can to see every baby is created with a future and potential. The legislature should do all it can to protect human life.
    Source: Q&A with Newsmax.com’s Mike Coppock Aug 29, 2008
    Safe Haven bill: allow surrendering newborns without penalty

    Governor Palin Signs ‘Safe Haven’ Bill Into Law: Bill allows parents to surrender newborns without prosecution
    Palin signed House Bill 29 into law today. The “Safe Haven for Infants Act” passed the State House in May and passed the Senate on Jan. 19. The bill allows a parent to safely surrender a newborn child without the threat of prosecution, as long as there is no evidence the infant has been physically injured.
    Without penalty, a parent may leave the infant in the physical custody of a peace officer, physician or hospital employee, or a volunteer or employee of a fire station or emergency medical service. “All children deserve to begin their lives in a loving, protective family,” Governor Palin said. “When that fails, it is our job as a state to make sure that children are protected.”
    The Commissioner of Health and Social Services said, “Unfortunately, abandonment of infants has occurred in Alaska. It is our hope that the passage of the ‘Safe Haven’ act has ended that forever.”
    Source: Alaska Governor’s Office: Press release 08-020, “Safe Haven” Feb 11, 2008
    Adoption is best plan for permanency for foster care kids

    WHEREAS, there is nothing more important to Alaska than the safe growth, development, and nurturance of Alaska’s children. It is our children who will determine the direction of Alaska in future years.
    WHEREAS, Alaska has 847 children living i out-of-home care who cannot return to their birth parents and need the security, encouragement, safety, and cultural continuity that a permanent family can provide.
    WHEREAS, adoption is the plan for permanency for these children. In 2006, 226 children from foster care achieved finalized adoption with families in Alaska.
    WHEREAS, children waiting for adoptive parents and adoptive families require and deserve community and agency support.
    NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sarah Palin, Governor of the State of Alaska, do hereby proclaim November 2007 as:Adoption Awareness Month in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to become involved in community and state efforts to provide all our children with secure, nurturing, permanent families.
    Source: Alaska Governor’s Office: Proclamation, “Adoption” Oct 22, 2007
    Pro-life

    I am pro-life and I believe that marriage should only be between and man and a woman. I am opposed to any expansion of gambling in Alaska.
    Source: Campaign website, http://www.palinforgovernor.com, “Issues” Nov 7, 2006
    Choose life, even if her own daughter were raped

    The candidates were pressed on their stances on abortion and were even asked what they would do if their own daughters were raped and became pregnant.
    Palin said she would support abortion only if the mother’s life was in danger. When it came to her daughter, she said, “I would choose life.”
    Knowles, responding to the scenario involving his daughter, said he would counsel her and talk to her, but it would be her decision. “I would love her and support her no matter what decision she made,” he said
    Source: Alaska 2006 Governor Debate: AP coverage of public TV debate Nov 3, 2006
    If Roe v. Wade got overturned, let people decide what’s next

    Q: If Roe v. Wade were overturned and states could once again prohibit abortion, in your view, to what extent should abortion be prohibited in Alaska?
    A: Under this hypothetical scenario, it would not be up to the governor to unilaterally ban anything. It would be up to the people of Alaska to discuss and decide how we would like our society to reflect our values.
    Source: Anchorage Daily News: 2006 gubernatorial candidate profile Oct 22, 2006
    Opposes use of public funds for abortions

    Q: Do you support or oppose the use of public funds for abortion (e.g., paying for abortion, promoting abortion, subsidizing organizations that provide or refer for abortion)?
    A: I oppose the use of public funds for elective abortions.
    Source: Anchorage Daily News: 2006 gubernatorial candidate profile Oct 22, 2006
    Pro-contraception, pro-woman, pro-life

    What about the social issues that Alaskans, especially the party faithful who often decide primary elections, may find important? Here’s what Sarah Palin has to say about abortion.
    Palin said last month that no woman should have to choose between her career, education and her child. She is pro-contraception and said she’s a member of a pro-woman but anti-abortion group called Feminists for Life. “I believe in the strength and the power of women, and the potential of every human life,” she said.
    Source: Anchorage Daily News, “Little play,” by K. Hopkins Aug 6, 2006
    Only exception for abortion is if mother’s life would end

    Q: What are your views on abortion?
    A: I am pro-life. With the exception of a doctor’s determination that the mother’s life would end if the pregnancy continued. I believe that no matter what mistakes we make as a society, we cannot condone ending another life.
    Source: Eagle Forum 2006 Gubernatorial Candidate Questionnaire Jul 31, 2006

  106. Update from Kentucky.
    I just held my nose and voted one bubble: Republican str8 through. Yes, I voted for ‘Aqua Buddha.’ On the back of my ballot were my local/judicial/school choices and I voted str8 woman.

    Bill Clinton was here last night stumping for Conway. I love Bill Clinton, but, I cannot and will not vote democrat again until Hillary heads the presidential ticket.

    Have a wonderful election day, Admin, you’ve made voting out of spite tolerable with your usual astute analysis! You’re amazing!

  107. holdthemaccountable,
    That was funny…..scary when you think of them voting….oh yeah those are the ones that voted Obama in…right?

  108. Well as soon as I am thoroughly awake, I’ll be heading out to vote straight R for the very first time in a regular election, but I will be at work when the returns come in…so please keep me entertained while I can’t post I can read your postings!

    Today is the day Nasty gets hers! LOL! I bet she’ll be vindictive when that happens, don’t you think?

  109. moononpluto
    November 2nd, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Ok Guys, here is tonights poll closing times that i could find, so we can keep track of whats when and where.

    http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G10/closing.phtml?format=gc

    ——–
    Excellent find Moon.
    I printed it out and am ready to roll.

    I don’t get to vote until after work, here in the W. Coast…but this is gonna be one exciting night.

    Burn the house down.

  110. Carol
    November 2nd, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Jan H

    Thanks for for posting that video of Clinton and Palin. That is the first time I heard her say she would take away a woman’s right to choose at the federal level. During the campaign, I heard her say that states should decide.

    ———–

    I work in the land of the kool-aid addicted, covering everything that protrudes from the earth, is a sign that says, “Keep Abortions Legal, vote for Boxer.”

    I thought about that in terms of Boxer, doing nothing but being a pro-choice vote, for decades doing nothing else and collecting a paycheck and big perks.

    Damn, a pet rabbit trained to pull a lever, could do that job!!!

  111. Who would have thought so many of us would be voting Republican a few years ago? And rooting for it. Tonight, our party will be shaken and re-emerge as it should be with solid Democratic ideals and Hillary booking space in Iowa.

  112. Shadowfax,
    In my opinion Hillary has always the most powerful woman in America, but Nasty has tried to take her place. I do think Nasty is going to get a whole lot nastier when she is removed tonight. I just hope she’s get vindictive towards Bambino!

  113. I agree Confloyd, that Hillary is the most powerful woman…

    but I was wondering if Hillary (as a woman) will be closest to the Presidency with Nasty pushed off her perch.

  114. Obama to hold news conference on Wednesday

    WASHINGTON Nov 2 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama plans to hold a new conference on Wednesday, the day after congressional elections in which his Democratic Party is expected to suffer heavy losses.

    The White House said Obama would speak to reporters at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT) on Wednesday.

  115. Shadowfax, I’m not sure, but that’s a good question because Boehner would be third in line…wbboei certainly must know.

    Ok, Im going to get dressed and go vote…I’ll be back, LOL!

  116. Nothing but women. A complete absence of johnsons as far as the eye can see … and what a lovely sight it was! (Points to anyone who gets that quote.)

    Anyhow, I’m sipping coffee and got back from voting, where I just went down the ballot and put a pretty little dot next to anything with a girl’s name. I voted for one chick named Judith. She drank some general under the table and chopped his head off, right? I can get behind a chick named Judith.

  117. Holy Mary Mother of God, something tells me this is going to be worse than they think it is for Dems.

    Final Gallup enthusiasm gap: 19 points

    Gallup released its final polling on voter enthusiasm today, and the bottom line is that it’s record-breaking for midterm elections. In fact, for Democrats and their leaners, it’s the second-best enthusiasm level in a midterm election Gallup has seen at 44%, only topped by 2006′s 53% and their nine-point lead over the GOP in that wave election. The bad news for Democrats? Well …. Americans’ enthusiasm about voting exceeds the recent midterm election high set four years ago, with 50% of Americans and 53% of registered voters saying they are more enthusiastic than usual about voting in 2010. … The record level of overall enthusiasm is primarily the result of Republicans’ heightened excitement — 63% of Republicans (including Republican-leaning independents) say they are more enthusiastic than usual about voting. That not only greatly exceeds Democrats’ expressed enthusiasm this year, but also is substantially higher than what Gallup has measured for either party’s supporters on the eve of a midterm election. The high level of Republican enthusiasm has led to the largest gap in enthusiasm by party of any recent midterm elections, 19 percentage points. The prior highs were nine points in favor of the Democrats in 2006, and nine points in favor of the Republicans in 1994.

  118. Well, I just voted…felt good to circle all those “R”s. Now for the results.

    JUst on Fox…says DNC has given Obama 7 weeks to decide if he is running in 2012′.

  119. JanH
    November 2nd, 2010 at 10:44 am
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    I also wanted to mention that I think if the repubs do win big today, that the immigration issue might be turned around.
    —-
    Yay for that….one of the reaons I voted repug.

  120. I heard Obama is giving a speech tomorrow…WTF! Why can’t he understand we don’t want to see his ass on TV all the time.

  121. My very non-political daughter is keeping up with California’s proposition 19 today….I told her I knew if it passes she’ll be moving to California..LOL!

  122. confloyd

    JUst on Fox…says DNC has given Obama 7 weeks to decide if he is running in 2012′.

    ——–
    I wonder how Fox found out that news?

    Is this normal, the day of a crop burning election, the opposition news station announces something this huge?

  123. Obama has not called to congratulate the winner of the World Series…can you believe that…what a dumbass. He’s probably hold up in his bedroom in a fetal position! LOL!

  124. Huge turnouts at the polls in RI. Waiting for any news coming across the wires. Bill’s intial appearance with Caprio playing all over the radio today.

    Just came back from the polls.
    Steady stream of voters all day long.

  125. Shadowfax
    November 2nd, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    Is this normal, the day of a crop burning election, the opposition news station announces something this huge?

    Ha! It has begun. They will deny it. It is full acknowledgment that they know he puts himself before the people and his party. Never has a president and head of a party screwed up this bad this fast. Even Nixon took longer. I guess the stories about Madame Speaker wanting his head are true. Seven weeks is about when the new Congress comes in. They must not have much confidence in him dealing with a Republican house or they think they are going after him with corruption. Maybe they think if he is a lame dead duck they will skip the investigations and just let him sit there for two years.

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