Mitch McConnell has lost it

This is hilarious. Barefoot and Progressive has all the details. Way to go though, Chuck Schumer, you've clearly gotten under the Minority Leader's skin:

...the new ad against Chuck Schumer shows that Mitch McConnell has lost his cool, going seriously off-message in order to attack his Senate enemy instead of... oh, I don't know... his opponent??? This was purely a reaction in anger, not a clearheaded decision by someone who is focused on the election at hand.
McConnell is running scared, now avoiding all debates against the quasi-Democrat Lunsford (I'll take a q-D over a real Republican any day).

Here's the latest from CQ:

CQ has changed its ratings on four Republican-held Senate seats, and all four in the Dems' favor: Sen. Norm Coleman (MN) has gone from "Leans Republican" to "No Clear Favorite"; Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) has gone from "Republican Favored" to "Leans Republican"; Sen. Saxby Chambliss (GA) has gone from "Republican Favored" to "Leans Republican"; and the open seat of retiring GOP Sen. John Warner (VA) has gone from "Democrat Favored" to "Safe Democratic."

Tags: Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell (all tags)



Re: Mitch McConnell has lost it

This is no accident by McConnell. NY + Schumer = "J**"

by RandyMI 2008-10-10 05:57PM | 0 recs
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I just took it as a anti-New York liberal muckety muck kinda thing. I really hope that McConnell isn't sinking so low as you suggest. But then this is a party that's made race-baiting an artform (ugh... what a thing to say).

by Quinton 2008-10-11 02:33AM | 0 recs
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I don't think so.  The accent and the lingo in the ad is Italian/Brooklyn.  Pure Sopranos (sloppy Sopranos).  It's about big city corruption and power.

by marcbrazeau 2008-10-11 10:14AM | 0 recs

Dare I dream?

by gil44 2008-10-10 06:00PM | 0 recs
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Is there any chance the DSCC will drop some coin for Jim Martin in GA?

by RandyMI 2008-10-10 06:04PM | 0 recs
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I'll also take a quasi-Democrat over a Republican any day, unless that Republican happens to be Lincoln Chafee, or that day happens to be the one where the quasi-dem makes a guest appearance at the Republican National Convention in twenty years.

But, as with all things in life, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

by Jess81 2008-10-10 06:18PM | 0 recs
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Holy fuck - just saw the ad.

When is McConnell running the one that talks about how Chuck Schumer is importing the blood of Kentucky's virgin children to make his matza?

by Jess81 2008-10-10 06:22PM | 0 recs
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I'm waiting to see when Lincoln Chafee reappears on the scene as a independent/democrat running for Governor or something. You just know it's coming and I honestly don't think I'd half mind really. He seemed to be pretty liberal and reasonable aside from the whole being a republican thing.

by Quinton 2008-10-11 02:31AM | 0 recs
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Agreed on the Q-D... Start by getting quasi dems in there and then replace them with Better Democrats in the places you can.

by yitbos96bb 2008-10-10 06:33PM | 0 recs
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This is why it's so important that we take Coleman's and Collin's seat's this year. Both senate seats are in blue states and we'd be replacing them with good progressive folks who would vote well. The challengers running in KY, MI, and GA wouldn't vote nearly so well. We really need to pick off every faux-moderate republican we can and replace them with a progressive. Especially in the senate where a near miss amounts to a six years of safety.

by Quinton 2008-10-11 02:29AM | 0 recs
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Collins will never happen.  Maine is different.  By being a female "moderate" Republican in a state that has elevated Olympia Snowe to near God status, Collins can pretty much get re-elected as long as she wants.  We'll get Georgia and Kentucky way before we get Maine.

by edparrot 2008-10-11 06:05AM | 0 recs

A bit of horserace commentary
by Henry on October 10, 2008

So I hear (via a prominent member of the sane Republican faction) that the word on the right side of the street is that the Republican National Committee is about to pull the plug on its joint ads with the McCain campaign, and devote its resources instead to trying to save a couple of the senators who are at serious risk of losing their seats. Now this is gossip, albeit of the high class variety; take it with the requisite pinch of salt. But it points to some real vulnerabilities in the McCain campaign's finances. McCain's decision to opt for public funding has meant that he's had enormous difficulty competing with the Obama money raising machine. He's been able to partly compensate by co-financing ads with the RNC (this skirts the limits of the legislation that he himself co-wrote but is just about legal). This has kept him competitive in TV advertising, albeit still significantly outgunned. But if the Republicans are as worried as they should be about the impending elections, there will be a lot of calls on that money, and the RNC is going to have to make some tough choices. Should it keep spending money on the presidential campaign in the hope that McCain will win despite the polls, or should it instead try to minimize the damage of a McCain defeat by doing its best to stop the Democrats from making big gains in the Senate? Decisions, decisions ... t-of-horserace-commentary/

by mboehm 2008-10-10 06:36PM | 0 recs
Re: whisperings...

They shoot horses, don't they?

by Jess81 2008-10-10 06:48PM | 0 recs
Re: Mitch McConnell has lost it

Thanks for the link.

The best part is that Chuck Schumer has about 10% name ID in KY. Nice one, Mitch.

by MediaCzech 2008-10-11 07:39AM | 0 recs


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