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Happy Holidays!



The Fix is catching the holiday cheer and taking a few days off! Photo by James A. Parcell

We are taking some time off to celebrate Fix Jr.'s first Christmas and recharge our batteries heading into 2010 so posting will be light in this space through Jan. 4.

In the meantime, don't forget to:

1. Sign up to receive the "Morning Fix" newsletter in your email inbox.

2. Email us at chris.cillizza@wpost.com if you want to be alerted to the date, time and locale for future "Politics and Pints" nights -- our monthly political trivia game (with prizes)!

3. Check out our special "Live Fix" chat next Tuesday at 11 am. It'll be the last Fix chat of the year and, as such, will be heavy on our bests and worst from the year in politics.

4. Tell us -- via the comment section -- what you want to see more of in the Fix in 2010 and what you want to see less of.

A final note: Thanks to everyone who made 2009 another terrific year of politics here at the Fix. This blog is a labor of love and the kind words many -- though not all of you -- have about it is tremendously gratifying. Have a wonderful holiday week.

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 23, 2009; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Terror attack. Were told this was over. Where's Barry? Playing golf in Hawaii.

Not even PRESENT any more.

Posted by: snowbama
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An almost, but not quite, man-made disaster was averted. Terror is passe in the BO admistration and in the vocab of Mombo Napolitano. The word, itself, makes Americans fearful not unlike "the greatest crisis since, we have to pass this bill now, the XYZ entity must be taken over by the government in order to save it, etc., etc.

Posted by: leapin | December 28, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

snowbama:

What I want to know is if Abdulmutallab was ever included in Obama's PDB?

Posted by: JakeD | December 27, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Terror attack. Were told this was over. Where's Barry? Playing golf in Hawaii.

Not even PRESENT any more.

Posted by: snowbama | December 26, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

All the best Chris to you and the family, the kids first Christmas is really special, and only gets better as he gets older. Great job with the site. looking forward to more insight in the New Year.

JakeD, you were not banned because you may be extreme, but you are not a d bag.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | December 24, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Merry Christmas to you, CC, and the rest of the Fix family.

Warmest regards

The Fairlington Blade

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | December 24, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

If ZOUK and GoldAndTanzanite got banned (yet again), why am I still allowed to post?

Posted by: JakeD | December 23, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Why not actually go into a bank with a gun and rob them too?

Posted by: JakeD | December 23, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Good for Landrieu. I want her to get all the "bribes" she can get. You think Bush's negligence of the Gulf Coast started and ended with Katrina?

If she has to resort to these tactics to get recovery money, I'm all for it because I don't see how else we're getting it.

Posted by: DDAWD | December 23, 2009 7:44 PM | Report abuse

LOL

Posted by: JakeD | December 23, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Oh dear. I've been banned.

Posted by: snowbama | December 23, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Chris:

Today is Festivus - We should have the Airing of Grievances and the Feats of Strength.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | December 23, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

What I would like to see is NONE of this kind of nastiness and far-right propaganda:
It’s happy holidays if you are happy with the tyranny of being ruled by the criminal, elitist class. The most open (to bribery) and honest (we will use blackmail) administration and party in our history. Add in the arrogance to publicly brag about what they are doing. Today’s NeoCom Statist Destructionist Party, a disgrace to the founding fathers and anyone who ever shed a drop of blood in the name of this country."
Posted by: drindl
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What’s not true dirndl – The bribery of Landrieu? The blackmailing of Nelson? The arrogance and contempt of the citizens by the Congress and Senate? At this time last year the messiah was going to ring in the post partisan era. Where is it?.

Posted by: leapin | December 23, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Happy holidays to the Fix, his family and his cyber-posse. I hope that Mr. and Mrs. Fix set firm limits and expectations for the little one and those that may arrive in the future. And when transgressions occur, consequences should result. Any leniency should be in the rules, not their enforcement. The Fix might take the opportunity the new year brings to practice this concept here. To date, he has allowed the posse to rampage, causing many of us to wonder when the truant officer might arrive. This could once again become a place for respectful, thoughtful exchanges, up to the standards a parent might set for a child.

Posted by: optimyst | December 23, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

What I would like to see is NONE of this kind of nastiness and far-right propaganda:

It’s happy holidays if you are happy with the tyranny of being ruled by the criminal, elitist class. The most open (to bribery) and honest (we will use blackmail) administration and party in our history. Add in the arrogance to publicly brag about what they are doing. Today’s NeoCom Statist Destructionist Party, a disgrace to the founding fathers and anyone who ever shed a drop of blood in the name of this country."

Posted by: drindl | December 23, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

It’s happy holidays if you are happy with the tyranny of being ruled by the criminal, elitist class. The most open (to bribery) and honest (we will use blackmail) administration and party in our history. Add in the arrogance to publicly brag about what they are doing. Today’s NeoCom Statist Destructionist Party, a disgrace to the founding fathers and anyone who ever shed a drop of blood in the name of this country.

Posted by: leapin | December 23, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

What I want to see more of in the fix: analysis (relative to reporting).

What I want to see less of in the fix: bickering in the comments. This means banning people.

Posted by: bsimon1 | December 23, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Chris, you work hard, so you should play hard. Balance you know. Besides, relaxation is for the empty nest people, not for us.

So have lots of fun this week. Best wishes to you and your family for a great next year, filled with love.

Posted by: shrink2 | December 23, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Well, I figured I'd probably drop off this page after the 2008 Prez election, but here I am. It's been fun discussing this stuff when there's discussion to be had. Should be ten times more fun next year with the midterms coming up.

It's been a crappy decade for the country, although a great decade for me. Here's hoping for things to really pick up in the 2010s. I'm sure they will.

Posted by: DDAWD | December 23, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Happy Holidays Chris,

I have been following the Fix all throughout my four years at college and I just started my fulltime job after graduation. It's refreshing to still have such a credible and thoughtful reference for my interest in politics. I enjoy how thorough you have been and I hope you keep up with your updates as often as possible in 2010.
Thanks again for providing the details of Washington. Take care and enjoy your break.

Posted by: mmpeifer | December 23, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Chris, I'd love to see more analytical questioning of assumptions, like you did in your recent myths about first terms. For example, we know that there's a general correlation between spending by wealthy baseball teams and success: The preponderance of playoff teams tends to be those that have the highest payroll. We know that Jon Corwin, Mitt Romney, Ross Perot, and John Connolly couldn't buy love---but are they exceptions to a general rule? And what do the stats say about the correlation between age vs experience and effectiveness, given the second coming of Jerry Brown and the ghostly spectre of Robert Byrd? I'd love to see an analysis of Washington outsider vs insider presidents and how effective they were in passing their programs. Woodrow Wilson, for example, was pretty much an outsider, but he was effective until his second term.

Questions like that--questioning assumptions--are always great reads.

And, in the spirit of our rationalist founding fathers, most of whom were skeptical (but tolerant) of "heretics" such as Baptists, Jews, and Catholics...Happy holidays!

Posted by: maris9 | December 23, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Enjoy the magic of Charlie's first Christmas and all the many 'firsts' you will be seeing the coming year. Spend as much time with him as you can -- it goes so fast!

My advice -- video and lots of it. Stills are great but you want live action and sound to capture those moments you can't get back again.

Posted by: drindl | December 23, 2009 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Wishing Chris and his merry band of "Fixista" regulars a most joyous holiday... and a happy new year free of government-enabled black ops persecution and subjugation.

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U.S. SILENTLY TORTURES AMERICANS WITH CELL TOWER MICROWAVES, SAYS VETERAN JOURNALIST

• Secret multi-agency federal program uses regional fusion centers to torture, impair, subjugate "targeted" citizens with microwave/laser attack system camouflaged as cell towers -- and oversees "community watch" vigilante harassment and financial sabotage campaigns.

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-silently-tortures-americans-cell-tower-microwaves
OR http://NowPublic.com/scrivener RE: "GESTAPO USA"

Posted by: scrivener50 | December 23, 2009 9:09 AM | Report abuse

"Light posting" is better for your family than heavy posting, while better for your readers than no posting.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours, CC - and happy holidays of personal choice to the readers of your 'blog.

Finally, CC, I could not help but notice how androgynous you look in the accompanying photograph.

[smile]

Posted by: mark_in_austin | December 23, 2009 7:51 AM | Report abuse

I think we all want to see less partisan bickering in Washington but I'm not sure that's something The fix can take care of... Maybe Fix Jr. can tackle that task?

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: parkerfl1 | December 23, 2009 7:39 AM | Report abuse

Merry Christmas to The Fix, and thanks for all your fine posts over the past year.

Posted by: angrydoug1 | December 23, 2009 7:20 AM | Report abuse

I think I can safely speak for all of us in requesting that you wish Fix Jr. and Mrs. Fix a happy holiday from the Fixista's. and to you too.

Posted by: elijah24 | December 23, 2009 7:09 AM | Report abuse

Happy Festivus


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Posted by: 37thand0street | December 23, 2009 6:30 AM | Report abuse

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