• comment on a post Chris Matthews: Out of Whack over 8 years ago
    Unfortunately, Chris Matthews has had one of two things afflict him: either he's caught "Zell Miller" syndrome and is in need of genuine psychological treatment, or he's simply a man who will whore himself out to whatever side appears to hold better career promise.

    Perhaps it's a mix of both.  The bottom line is that, just like CNN, it would appear Matthews is in competition with Fox News for an ever-smaller slice of the viewing pie.  Sooner or later, media execs are going to catch on that Olberman and Air America have a pretty good thing going, and realize that there's a much bigger audience to be had.  Until then, it seems to me that it's past time we treat Chris Matthews as a "hostile witness" and give him the full-on Sinclair treatment: go after his sponsors, and get him kicked off the air, if possible.

    He's made himself part of the problem; there's absolutely no doubt whose side he's chosen.

  • comment on a post Matt Stoller: MyDD Will No Longer Have Comments over 8 years ago
    ...wouldn't last five minutes on Usenet.  It's a wonder that she can go out in the sun at all, with that thin skin of hers.

    Same goes for the Post's executive editor.

    The Post is in deep trouble right now.  They really need to get their act together in multiple ways, and that includes hiring some people who 1) can deal with the public and 2) do it online.

  • OK, so how does one file a complaint with the FEC?
  • on a comment on Victory and Results Open Thread over 8 years ago
    People are going to have to bite the bullet and do it.

    It's a dirty job, and all that...

  • on a comment on California Results Thread over 8 years ago
    It depends upon how absentee ballots fall, bur right now the Republican leads by more than the maximum 1% necessary to have a recount.
  • on a comment on Virginia Victory Thread over 8 years ago
  • on a comment on Victory and Results Open Thread over 8 years ago
    You'll be looking at recounts, court challenges to voters, absentee ballots...we'll have to focus some energies into helping Deeds pull this one out, if possible.
  • on a comment on Virginia Victory Thread over 8 years ago
    He could, especially if absentee ballots break his way.
  • on a comment on Victory and Results Open Thread over 8 years ago
    I'd bet they're being extremely blatant about it.  At the very least, some nice recordings would make for interesting evidence and put some pressure on a few people to clean up their act.
  • on a comment on Virginia Victory Thread over 8 years ago
    there are reports that there are a lot of absentee ballots still out in heavily Democratic counties.  I guess we'll know soon enough.
  • on a comment on Victory and Results Open Thread over 8 years ago
    You know that that is exactly what they've been up to.  It's predictable, now, and the right wing has gotten pretty brazen about using churches for political purposes.

    Not sure what it will take to end that practice -- perhaps re-taking Congress in 2006?

    At the very least, this referendum in Texas (which, by some accounts, will actually end all marriage in the state) takes "gay marriage" off the table as an issue there.

  • on a comment on Victory and Results Open Thread over 8 years ago
    with 97.86% of the vote in, Deeds is now only down 49.83% to 50.08%.  That's only a .25% gap.
  • on a comment on Victory and Results Open Thread over 8 years ago
    The commentator in question, Not Larry Sabato, is saying Deeds will pull it out due to large numbers of absentee ballots cast in Democratic strongholds Richmond, Norfolk and Fairfax Counties.

    Now, I know we've all heard that before.  But given how close things are already, I can believe it could happen.

  • on a comment on Victory and Results Open Thread over 8 years ago
    ...at least one commentator is predicting a Deeds victory:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/11/8/2318/79239

  • on a comment on Virginia Victory Thread over 8 years ago
    ....but not all precincts have reported in yet, and more have reported in the Governor's race than in the others.  We'll have to wait for the final results to see whether or not there's a true gap in the number of votes cast for each.

    That said, your theory is as plausible as any.

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