• comment on a post Obama's Tipping Point over 2 years ago

    (some have started to question whether he even wants to win on progressive issues or if he is fundamentally conservative).

    At this point is it even a question?


  • comment on a post Just Desserts for Chocolate Carter over 3 years ago


    Calm down.  O'Donnell is not going to win in Delaware.  Angle is not going to win in Neveda.  Carly is not going to win in California.  Rossi is not going to win in Washington.  And on and on.

    The Dems can very well hold on to the House, as well.

    It's  a little early to start planning to drown your sorrows.



  • comment on a post "A Scenario Where Democrats Don't Lose the House" over 4 years ago

    The Dems are probably at a low point right now.  Pass HCR with some meaningful help for folks and let the unemployment numbers even inch down a point, and things look even better.

  • comment on a post Tea Party Convention Off to a Raucous Start over 4 years ago

    Hey, dickwad, it's not "your" country any longer, if it ever was, and you're not "taking it back."

    Sorry about that.  Now go away.

  • comment on a post Skewed Sample Distorts Kos GOP Poll over 4 years ago

    Perhaps the demographics of the poll are skewed, but if you look at the cross tabs it is still representational of the Republican mindset.

    Look at the numbers - take the overall opinion (which you claim is what is skewed, and then the numbers from the most moderate - either the youngest, western or northeastern - elements and you get relatively the same picture:

    Question:  Do you think Barack Obama is a socialist?

    overall -    yes - 63  no 21-  not sure- 16       "most moderate" -`yes - 57  no - 25  not sure - 18

    Question:  Do you believe Barack Obama was born in the United States, or not?

    overall -   yes - 36  no - 42 not sure - 22        "most moderate" -yes - 29 no - 47 not sure - 24

    Question:  Should Barack Obama be impeached, or not?

    overall -  yes - 39 no - 32  not sure- 29           "most moderate" - yes - 34 no - 35 not sure - 31

    Question: Do you believe Obama is a racist who hates white people?

    overall -   yes - 31 no - 36 not sure - 33         "most moderate" -  yes - 27 no - 40 not sure - 33

    Question: Should public school students be taught that the Book of Genesis in the Bible explains how God created the world?

    overall -   yes - 77 no - 15 not sure - 8         "most moderate" -  yes - 70 no - 23 not sure - 7

     And on and on....

    Even the most "moderate" of republicans are predominantly crazy.


  • comment on a post Covering 30 Million Americans over 4 years ago

    This bill, as I understand it, will NOT "cover 30 million more Americans."

    This bill will force 30 Million or so Americans to BUY private insurance which they can not afford, even with the inadequate subsidies provided, while doing not much, if anything, to hold down costs for them or the rest of the public.  I assume many of these so-called 30 million will, in the end, refuse to buy something they can not afford, so the 30 million figure becomes an illusion.

    How would like to be forced to buy a product from a private, for profit company that you really can't afford or be faced with a penalty? Not much?  Neither would I, nor millions of voters.

    What would you think about politicians or a party that forced you to buy a product from a private, for profit company that you really can't afford?
    Would you vote for them again?  No? Neither would I.

  • on a comment on Rouge Times over 4 years ago

    Sorry, but when you have the military telling the commander in chief he needs to act now and the commander carefully reviews all his options and takes time to decide whether what the general is asking for is really the best course in view of the overall strategy then that's GOOD.

    Real good.

    Has there ever been a general who has asked for less troops or said that given more resources he couldn't win? Ever? How often have the generals been wrong?

    Have you ever noticed that a President doesn't write the laws? Or that we have a Congress made up of competing interests and a Senate full of corrupt idiots and fools who need to be cajoled, bartered with, bought off, pandered to and both gently and roughly pushed (all out of sight, natch) to accomplish anything?  Somehow you seem to think that some sort of bully pulpit grandstanding by a President can accomplish all that. I think Obama may tend to disagree.  Let's wait and see what actually gets done before we declare a problem.

    And let's keep pushing for what we want as well.

  • on a comment on Rouge Times over 4 years ago

    Oh, and that's a pretty good ad about Snowe.

  • comment on a post Newt Mulls 2012 over 4 years ago

    I imagine this is a great opportunity for sarcasm, snark and black humor like Gingrich/Palin'12 where the candidates are caught having an affair on the campaign trail, but I'll refrain.

  • on a comment on Rouge Times over 4 years ago

    HuffPo nonsense.

    That about sums it up.  Let's all not get our knickers in a twist over "unnamed sources."

  • on a comment on Candidate Tracker over 5 years ago

    What makes you think McCain will keep Ohio? Latest polls at pollster have Obama up by two consistently and 538.com gives him a nearly 60% chance of winning the state.

    Forget bout the mayor of Detroit.  McCain will have to spend all his time trying to get Michigan, and Ohio, and Indiana to forget about the crappy economy, the unemployment rates, the housing crisis and that he was a part of the Bush administration that brought all this about and voted with Bush 95% of the time.  

    It's hard to run against the people currently in power when you are one of them.

  • "that could bode really poorly for McCain's hopes in the fall. "

    At this point does McCain even have any hopes for the fall?

  • comment on a post McCain's Latest Exercise In Dishonest Fearmongering over 5 years ago

    McCain's announcement of his VP pick (and I pity the fool), rather than undermining the impact of Obama's speech will bury the impact of the his selection under the buzz about Barack's sure to be momentous occasion.

    Bad choice for the McCain boys.

  • on a comment on DNCC: Mark Warner over 5 years ago

    I don't know why he didn't want to be considered but boy, am I sure glad.  He would have been an awful pick and almost guaranteed a loss.

    This speech was aa flat as could be and quite boring.  Yeah, he's right about a lot of issues but in terms of enthusiasm and momentum it was a total wet blanket.

    If this was his "opening salvo for 2016," he should give it up now.  Schweitzer would mop the floor with him.  This speech, while fine for his own campaign, was not what was needed at a convention.

  • on a comment on Obama's FISA update over 6 years ago


    Obama not perfect.  OMG!

    As Barney Frank said, "I once voted for the perfect candidate. But by the time I ran for re-election, that wasn't true anymore."

    Take what you can get and then work to make it better. Obama is, by far, the best we are likely to get, and get actually elected, in some time.


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