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Blanche Lincoln wins Arkansas Senate race; Nikki Haley in SC runoff

Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln won renomination tonight, beating Lt. Gov. Bill Halter -- and the national labor unions that had spent millions on his behalf -- in a remarkable result that provided a counter-weight to the anti-incumbent trend nationally.

"This election is not about special interests, this election is not about me, this election is about us," Lincoln said in her victory speech.

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (N.J.) praised Lincoln as a "true independent voice" for the state.

In the other marquee contest of the night, South Carolina state Rep. Nikki Haley (R) weathered a series of personal attacks to narrowly miss winning the Republican gubernatorial nomination outright tonight. She will advance to a June 22 runoff as a clear favorite for the GOP nod.

Haley stood at 49 percent of the vote, well ahead of Rep. Gresham Barrett who took 22 percent. The Associated Press called a runoff shortly before 10 pm eastern time, however, concluding that Haley would not break 50 percent of the vote. State Attorney General Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer lagged far behind.

Other notable results from a night where 12 states -- from Maine to California -- voted included: Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons was soundly defeated by former U.S. District judge Brian Sandoval, former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle won the Silver State primary and the right to challenge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) this fall, former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad won the Republican nomination, and, in California, former eBay CEO Meg Whitman and former Hewlett Packard executive Carly Fiorina cruised to the Republican nominations for governor and Senate, respectively.

Lincoln's victory was considered virtually impossible in national political circles following her 44.5 percent showing in the May 18 primary.

Organized labor spent upwards of $10 million against Lincoln -- seeking to punish her for opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act and the inclusion of the public option in the health care bill.

She countered with former President Bill Clinton who has been all over the television airwaves in the final days of the runoff to cast Lincoln as the best choice for the state's voters.

Lincoln's winning margin came out of Pulaski County, which includes Little Rock, where she won 59 percent to 41 percent -- an improvement on the 12 point margin she enjoyed in the primary.

The South Carolina GOP primary to replace scandal-plagued Gov. Mark Sanford (R) drew national attention in recent weeks as two men came forward to say they had conducted extramarital affairs with Haley. She denied the allegations, ran TV ads featuring her husband and children and watched as her poll numbers soared.

On the Democratic side state Sen. Vincent Sheheen easily won the nomination and will await the GOP nominee.

Elsewhere in South Carolina, Rep. Bob Inglis faces a runoff with Spartanburg solicitor Trey Gowdy in the 4th district -- creating the very real possibility that Inglis could be the third House incumbent to lose a primary fight this year.

Earlier in the night in Virginia's 1st, 2nd and 5th districts, Reps. Rob Wittman, auto dealer Scott Rigell and state Sen. Robert Hurt -- all of whom enjoyed establishment support -- cruised to victories over candidates with the support of the tea party nationally. In the northern Virginia 11th district, which Republicans believe is a potential pickup opportunity this fall, 2008 nominee Keith Fimian bested Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity.

In Iowa, former four term Gov. Terry Branstad won the Republican nomination and the right to face Gov. Chet Culver (D) in the fall.

And, in Georgia former state Rep. Tom Graves won a special election runoff to serve the remaining months of the term of former Rep. Nathan Deal (R) who resigned the seat to run for governor.

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 9, 2010; 12:35 AM ET
Categories:  Governors  
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Thank-you jymerk! All I want is the final numbers. I do the spin myself.

Posted by: hueylong | June 9, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Thank-you jymerk! All I want is the final numbers. I do the spin myself.

Posted by: hueylong | June 9, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Obama thinks he is Professor-in-chief


Completely out-of-touch in his ivory tower


Completely out-of-touch in his thinking about legal frivolities in the world of terrorist incidents


Completely out-of-touch about the federal deficit


Completely out-of-touch when he said he was in Louisiana a month ago talking to fishermen in the rain.


It is just horrible for this nation to have such an INEXPERIENCED AND UNQUALIFIED person in the White House.


One who appears interested only in his ego and his far left-wing agenda -


Instead of actually governing the nation - which is the job.


Just another person who doesn't want to do his job.....

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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 9, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Does any one know where you can find the actual results to last night's election on the Post? This is so frustrating. I do not need the spin with the countless predictable articles and analysis. I just want the damned numbers but I cannot seem to find them anywhere on the Post's vaunted Political webpage. Is there a link on the Post that has the results?

Posted by: jymerk | June 9, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

I hope Boxer has her ads ready -- talking about how Fiorina was unceremoniously dumped from her CEO job for the worst performance ever, after outsourcing thousands of American jobs and still managing to lose the company money.

And Whitman -- I do hope it comes to light that her spoiled rotten sons have been dumped out of every hoity toity school in the country for behaving like complete jerks. Her whole family is actually as repellent as she is. And Brown is running even with her after not spending a cent.

Posted by: drindl | June 9, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

So, Bravo and Congratulations to The Great
California Women Republican Winners in 2010! Way To Lead The Way Here Florina
and Whitman and Hang in there Nikki! As,
2010 will long be remembered as "The Year
Of The Great Republican Women Winners!"

Posted by: Jan1977 | June 9, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Tea.

The New Kool-Aid.

Posted by: Denswei | June 9, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Lincoln was the far weaker candidate for the general election. She will lose, badly.

The DSCC, if it has any sense, should cross that race off the list now. It's a lost cause.

Oh, and it is lovely to see dems such as lincoln and Clinton bashing the only groups that represent workers! They love labor when they need them, but ultimately they want to hang out with corporate types. We do need to rid the D party of these types. Unfortunately, it'll be a republican who beats lincoln -- instead of a decent guy.

Posted by: rat-raceparent | June 9, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

"Organized labor just flushed $10 million of their members' money down the toilet on a pointless exercise," a senior White House official said.
Politico-referring to Ms. Lincoln's win in Arkansas

I love it when union scum (that would be you SEIU) throw away their money!

Posted by: Azarkhan | June 9, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse


Attention Dims and other nitwits:

It is not an anti incumbent trend it is an anti-DEMOCRAT trend. Huge difference. And even for the Dims it is an anti-liberal trend. Huge difference.

146 days until Election Day. See you at the polls, Dims.

Posted by: screwjob16 | June 9, 2010 7:29 AM | Report abuse

Looks like MSNBC, Maddow, and Olbermann, try as they might, couldn't knock off Lincoln.

Tomorrow, MADDOW and the rest of the MSNBC nutjobs will support Lincoln since she's a DEM.

Posted by: johnnyapplewhite123 | June 9, 2010 7:19 AM | Report abuse

Halter needed to learn the lesson of NY 23 CD: locals do not like having a bunch of well-funded outsiders coming in and telling them how to vote.

All politics is local.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | June 9, 2010 6:12 AM | Report abuse

Is Arkansas still considered a state? I'll be darned..

Posted by: wewintheylose | June 9, 2010 6:01 AM | Report abuse

Hey tea-baggers!! Forget Sarah Palin, now you REALLY have a fool to rally around: Rand Paul. By parsing the 1964 Civil Rights Act we can see what he and the tea-baggers stand for: discrimination based on race and physical ability. But then the tea-baggers are just a sad group of old, white, rich, malcontent republicans who hate blacks, hispanics, asians, the middle class and the poor and can't stand the fact that we have a black president. When they howl "TAKE BACK AMERICA!!!" they mean to take it back from the minorities. Luckily the middle class and the poor far outnumber the tea-baggers so they will have little effect in November and Rand Paul will fade away. Mark Montgomery NYC, NY 10036 boboberg@nyc.rr.com

Posted by: boboberg | June 9, 2010 5:40 AM | Report abuse

The GOP in Virginia's rural districts have ALWAYS had Tea Party values so there is no real tide change in those districts.

Posted by: hz9604 | June 9, 2010 5:13 AM | Report abuse

Blanche Lincoln, hack. Oh well, business as usual. Next up, photos of Ms. Lincoln kissing Rush Limbaugh's...ring.

Posted by: nicekid | June 9, 2010 4:39 AM | Report abuse

How discouraging that Blanche Lincoln won. America is truly becoming a country with two Republican parties. it is time to form a new, genuinely progressive party in order to restore our democracy and eliminate the influence of corrupt campaign money from our political system. Unfortunately, the radical right Supreme Court and the big corporate interests that won such a major victory last night are taking us in exactly the opposite direction.

Posted by: algasema1 | June 9, 2010 4:26 AM | Report abuse

No vote from Vietnamese community of 500,000 people for pro-communist gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown, who, as governor of California in 1975, strongly opposed Vietnamese refugees settling in California while supporting amnesty to illegal immigrants from Mexico. In fact, he works for the interests of unions and illegal immigrants only, not for California. Worst still, Brown sided with notorious Cuban dictator Fidel Castro demanding a lift of U.S. embargo on communist Cuba for its human rights violations during his visit to Cuba in July 2000 to formalize the relationship between Brown's city of Oakland with its sister city Santiago de Cuba.

Posted by: TIMNGUYEN1 | June 9, 2010 4:21 AM | Report abuse

No vote from Vietnamese community of 500,000 people for pro-communist gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown, who, as governor of California in 1975, strongly opposed Vietnamese refugees settling in California while supporting amnesty to illegal immigrants from Mexico. In fact, he works for the interests of unions and illegal immigrants only, not for California. Worst still, Brown sided with notorious Cuban dictator Fidel Castro demanding a lift of U.S. embargo on communist Cuba for its human rights violations during his visit to Cuba in July 2000 to formalize the relationship between Brown's city of Oakland with its sister city Santiago de Cuba.

Posted by: TIMNGUYEN1 | June 9, 2010 4:21 AM | Report abuse

OBAMA FOLLOWS BANKRUPT GREECE MODEL!!!
Stubborn, arrogant liberal Obama still pursued his unpopular, costly healthcare reform (more than one trillion dollars), a copy of bankrupt Greece model, even after the people of Massachusetts, which is one of the most liberal states, had spoken against it. And he never wants to enforce immigration laws so illegal immigrants can keep receiving welfare and healthcare benefits as in the case of Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango, an illegal immigrant from Kenya yet lived in taxpayer-funded public housing complex in Boston for many years and also contributed $260 to Obama's presidential bid. In fact, Obama, with his immigration reform, wants to naturalize twelve million illegal immigrants so they can get healthcare coverage and vote for his Democratic Party. Worse still, without California's votes, Obama would have never become President, but he refused to give financial aids to California while bribing Nebraska, Louisiana, and Arizona to accept his healthcare reform. And both Barbara Boxer and Loretta Sanchez, who are facing re-election this year, are hardcore supporters of Obama's unpopular healthcare and immigration reforms.

Posted by: TIMNGUYEN1 | June 9, 2010 3:28 AM | Report abuse

Chris, you've got lots of winners & losers to choose from tonight. Here's a few of mine:

WINNERS
Bill Clinton - proved that he still rules in AR, dragging Blanche over the line.

Harry Reid - gets a weak opponent in November. Can the ultimate political survivor survive again?

The Political roundabout - sure, being an incumbent is toxic at the moment. But what about a former incumbent? Seems that's ok, with former Governors from Iowa & California joining former Governors from Oregon in the general election mix. Georgia might provide another with fmr Gov Barnes running in the primary there.

Self-funders - both Fiorina & Whitman comfortably beat their opponents, to show that having a lot of cash can at least get you through the primary.

LOSERS
Labor - straight after seeing Spector go down, they see Halter miss out on a race he should've won. Losing their touch?

Scandal-peddlers - Haley didn't really suffer from those allegations did she? A very strong showing suggested she won some sympathy from a hardened SC electorate.

Rory Reid - gets the strongest possible opponent in November, with Gibbons ousted.

Mike Huckabee - made an enemy of two people who are likely to be Governors of two early states in 2012. Not smart.

Posted by: JayPen | June 9, 2010 1:48 AM | Report abuse

Incidentally, Rory Reid, Harry Reid's son won the nomination on the Dem side for Nevada Gov race. Some weird racist lady lost in her bid to become the R. nominee for Cali Sec of State to some idiot who hasn't voted before 2009. R's save themselves a black eye, kinda.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 9, 2010 1:43 AM | Report abuse


Noa


Im on Guam - the Sun is still shining here.

Posted by: 37thand0street | June 9, 2010 1:41 AM | Report abuse

Noa

Im in Hawaii you moron


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 9, 2010 1:40 AM | Report abuse

I'm on the west coast, moron, it's 10:30 here.

Christ you're crust.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 9, 2010 1:36 AM | Report abuse

Noa


I was out sucking the oil out of the Gulf of Mexico

Because Obama let the safety standards slide -


Obama did a year-long review - told everyone he was so smart - the whole offshore oil rig thing was safe.

Obama took a million dollars from BP - and then gave them a permit even though their company was filled with safety violations and faulty equipment for almost a decade.

And now the whole Gulf of Mexico is filled with oil


But you can continue to stand by your affirmative action guy Obama - Im sure at some point he will ramdomly get something right.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 9, 2010 1:36 AM | Report abuse


Noa

you are funny - you are up too

Posted by: 37thand0street | June 9, 2010 1:28 AM | Report abuse

Obama is not handling the oil spill properly


The oil spill Act says the president should direct the mitigation of the spill.


AND yet, Obama is deferring to Tony Hayward - WHO OBAMA HAS YET TO EVEN SPEAK TO ON THE TELEPHONE.


And yet, Obama took almost A MILLION DOLLARS from BP in campaign cash.


WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE ???


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 9, 2010 1:25 AM | Report abuse

Yeah and some burnout who never sleeps the same hours two days running knows all about elections five months away.

Hurry up and OD, 37th.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 9, 2010 1:23 AM | Report abuse

I predict she will say something crazy...

Posted by: Geopolitics101 | June 9, 2010 1:21 AM | Report abuse

Don't forget Blanche was AGAINST OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE the whole way through.

Halter may have been for or against, but he was cast as pro-union, which supported Obama's health care.

That little bit may have helped her.


Posted by: 37thand0street | June 9, 2010 1:21 AM | Report abuse

"Anti-incumbent" is just a phrase the democrats made up - in order to deflect the idea that the voters are sick of Obama and the lies of the democrats.

So one should expect it not to work.

Also, Blanche was able to describe her opponent's support as "Washington Unions' - completely changing the subject that she is the one from Washington

She will lose anyway in the fall.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 9, 2010 1:17 AM | Report abuse

Why didn't you report how this election was tampered with by officials who canceled early voting in Garland county (a Halter stronghold), as well as shut down 40 out of 42 polling places in Garland County today?
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Psst...that's Clinton's old stomping grounds! Hey you ever go see the Al Capone room over in Hot Springs?

Posted by: LuckyGrad68 | June 9, 2010 1:03 AM | Report abuse

Bite your tongue, binky.

Parrots are a lit smarter than Republican trolls. My C. galerita mix right here is smarter than any Cletus online.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 9, 2010 1:01 AM | Report abuse

Anti-incumbent, anti-incumbent, Lincoln will lose, Lincoln will lose, she made too many mistakes..nope, didn't happen. Tea Party, Tea Party, Palin endorsement, Haley will win, Haley will win! Nope, that didn't happen either. Reid is gone, Reid is gone....well, it turns out that his opponent is a lunatic who isn't even polling at 50% when paired against him.

In short, for weeks, the Post has been breathlessly peddling a load of cr*p about the changing political landscape. Welcome to the mindless world of Twitter journalism.

Posted by: Bob22003 | June 9, 2010 1:00 AM | Report abuse

Hogwash! It's hard for a new guy to beat an incumbent in Arkansas. We even re-elected one that had been caught drunk with a stripper on the Beltway. All this part confirms is we don't change.
I guess if the unions inadvertently helped her campaign she's about ready to climb out of the frying pan now. Will she now morph into a labor advocate? Plus now what does the Chamber of Commerce do, even if they are family?
Anyway congratulations are in order for Blanche who in spite of handing out tons of money to very select few both here and in Brazil, has successfully convinced Arkansas voters Halter would be worse instead of better and let's face it, Ms Lincoln isn't the only one in DC who shipped our jobs anywhere else. I can't remember how Wilbur Mills saved his job temporarily. Seems like he just denied everything.
My suggestion to Bill Halter is to now spend some time getting in with the good ol' boys here and try to get them to lay those feathers back down. It matters a lot.
Now for another clean race.


Posted by: LuckyGrad68 | June 9, 2010 12:52 AM | Report abuse

Cut off your nose to spite your face, leftists.

The best of all possible worlds is for the leftists to lose the Dim primary, then for Lincoln to lose the election in November.
............

Uhhhhh duhhhhhh....

The Washington Post will let even the dullest parrots among us post here, no doubt.

Posted by: binkynh | June 9, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

The only thing better than Lincoln's win tonight is Party-of-no teabagger Angle's win in NV, virtually assuring Reid's re-election.

It's a great night for America!

Posted by: binkynh | June 9, 2010 12:41 AM | Report abuse

Whitman put $70 mill of her I'll-gotten gains back into the economy so she can lose to Brown.

Wondering how Leetsa will spin this as a negative referendum on Obama and blah blah blah.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 9, 2010 12:34 AM | Report abuse

Why didn't you report how this election was tampered with by officials who canceled early voting in Garland county (a Halter stronghold), as well as shut down 40 out of 42 polling places in Garland County today? Lindoln "won" the election because Halter voters were shut out of the election. He needs to challenge this--otherwise, anybody can just refuse to provide polling places to districts known to lean toward the 'undesired' candidate. Elections are now officially meaningless if this result is allowed to stand.

Posted by: Student_Of_Irony | June 9, 2010 12:22 AM | Report abuse

Meg Whitman bought her election with over $70 Million Dollars and noone thinks there's anything illegal or wrong about that? This country has sure gone to hell.

Posted by: FireWashington | June 9, 2010 12:17 AM | Report abuse

Great credit for Ms. Lincoln's victory must be given to running dog Bill Clinton. That old "New Democrat" has done the bidding of Wal-Mart and Tyson Foods to perfection. With friends like Clinton, Inc., who needs Palin.

Posted by: blindeye | June 9, 2010 12:12 AM | Report abuse

I am very pleased for Blanche Lincoln and her win tonight. She fought a hard and difficult campaign against the Unions who were financed by taxpayer's money to the tune of $Millions of dollars from out of state for her opponant Bill Halter.

UNIONS have become a new enemy of 'we the people' in the past few elections. They have become even more out of control with power given to them by our president, Obama.

Obama has misguidedly funneled our taxpayer's hard earned monies into the coffers of the UNIONS, who have in turn funneled that taxpayer's monies into politics for buying votes and buying elections for their far left, progressive, aggressive candidates who do not represent the average American, who are conservative more than liberal. This is an illegal act and needs to be stopped and laws must be put in place to prevent this from ever happening again with a Democrat president.

Obama's connection to the UNIONS and his funneling taxpayer's monies into the UNIONS to buy votes and seats in government must be stopped at any cost.

Congratulations to Blanche Lincoln.

Stop the UNIONS buying government seats with taxpayer's money.

Posted by: prossers7 | June 8, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse


Cut off your nose to spite your face, leftists.

The best of all possible worlds is for the leftists to lose the Dim primary, then for Lincoln to lose the election in November.

Posted by: screwjob16 | June 8, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

"Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln won renomination tonight, beating Lt. Gov. Bill Halter -- and the national labor unions that had spent millions on his behalf -- in a remarkable result that provided a counter-weight to the anti-incumbent trend nationally."....this gets the award for the most idiotic comment ever. It also shows the lack of common intelligence of WAPO writers. A lt Gov running against a Senattor is is not a race between an incumbent and a newbie. It one incumbent trying to switch seats with another. This was no way a race involving new blood. Clearly a biased quip by someone who knows nor understands the anti-incumbent mood. In this race for Senator, they are all government incumbents. The fact you try to portray it as an example is pathetic and identifies you with the MSM as some crony.

Posted by: rscott251 | June 8, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

"Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln won renomination tonight, beating Lt. Gov. Bill Halter -- and the national labor unions that had spent millions on his behalf -- in a remarkable result that provided a counter-weight to the anti-incumbent trend nationally."....this gets the award for the most idiotic comment ever. It also shows the lack of common intelligence of WAPO writers. A lt Gov running against a Senattor is is not a race between an incumbent and a newbie. It one incumbent trying to switch seats with another. This was no way a race involving new blood. Clearly a biased quip by someone who knows nor understands the anti-incumbent mood. In this race for Senator, they are all government incumbents. The fact you try to portray it as an example is pathetic and identifies you with the MSM as some crony.

Posted by: rscott251 | June 8, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Chris Matthews compares Lincoln/Halter to Leno/Conan:
http://bit.ly/ckSi0d

Posted by: mjwilstein | June 8, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

It's too bad the Blue Lap Dog, Blanche Lincoln, won. The unions really gave her a run for her corporate money.

Posted by: ejs2 | June 8, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Lincoln. Good luck trying to win in November, you corporate wh0re.

Posted by: uh_huhh | June 8, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

When will Hillary make the break from "Slick" and start running for 2012 as the moderate democrat option?? She can't last till 2016 no matter how you write history.

Posted by: flyingtree | June 8, 2010 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Ah yes, South Carolina. I can hear the banjos now. Isn't that the theme song from "Deliverance"?

HA! Very funny. Actually the them song is played every day at the West Virginia state capitol. However, Lincoln's win in ARK is shocking. There is no doubt African American turnout was VERY high today and there is no doubt that Bill Clinton helped her. I have been saying Lincoln loses in November, but I am simply going to say who knows whath happens now. I am sure Rascrap Polling will have a new poll showing her still behind John Boozman by 70 points. However, this campaign has made her a better campaigner and senator who will no doubt be in Arkansas as much as she can between now and November. After tonight's showing, Lincoln has shocked the political world and boy, who would have thunk it!

Posted by: juanchin | June 8, 2010 11:34 PM | Report abuse

"in a remarkable result that provided a counter-weight to the anti-incumbent trend nationally."

Might have also been Arkansas voters making a point of responding to big labor coming in and spending all that money trying to make THEIR point.

Posted by: deadmanwalking | June 8, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Lincoln demonstrated her independence early on with her standing up to President Obama during the health care debates. Her ability to be her own person is something I feel her constituents respected. She had a good sense of who she represented. Hopefully other incumbents will take note, it's not about extreme factional positions, National political parties. It's about knowing who votes for you.

Posted by: TabLUnoLCSWfromUtah | June 8, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

51% pretty pathetic showing for a sitting senator--it hardly supports Cilizza's grandiose story--but she wins. Hope she manages a super comeback in November because polls say she's going to get clobbered.


Posted by: Hopeful9 | June 8, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse


yeppers - Bill Clinton won her this race. Arkansas' own.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | June 8, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Great news in Ark. Lincoln represents conservative Ds
and progressives need to get on board.Unlike Rs we have
shown that Ds support Conservatives as well as Progressives and that we are big tent party. Outside money from progressives apparantly
did not sit well with Arkansans.Congratulations Senator Lincoln.

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 8, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Prediction for Chris Cilizza's Winners and Losers column:

Winner: Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton

I predict he will have a very busy election season from here on out!

Posted by: fairfaxvoter | June 8, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

i am going to the lord and be a soldier as i was in the army as i get older and wiser i want to stand by god now my time is real short rooster92

Posted by: jimmymishoe92 | June 8, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Always trying to put the collapse of the economy on poor people's backs, this from more than one source and when you speak of sub prime lending I don't see too many poor people in 250,000 homes that they can ill afford

Posted by: pamshep2006 | June 8, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

hey chris.....have we turned into the Home Shopping Network....

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | June 8, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

@ryan, Nemo -- God is in the tub.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | June 8, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

what?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | June 8, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

don't criticize the bible racist hate mongers!

or its censorship for you!

with that in mind - repeat these bible curses after me

ain't them palin right wing ding tea baggers just divine beings?????

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Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country. Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Cursed shall be the fruit of your body and the produce of your land, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out. The Lord will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me. The Lord will make the plague cling to you until He has consumed you from the land which you are going to possess. The Lord will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe burning fever, with the sword, with scorching, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish.

Posted by: ryan_heart | June 8, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Chris has got all us running too.
What column is what??????

((((hearty laughs)))))

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | June 8, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse


Halter is giving Lincoln a race.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | June 8, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: scrivener50 | June 8, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Wait till the tapes of haley come out....they wil definitely vote for her down in SC then. Adultery is apparently the way of life down there...


However, the reason good sane people would reject her in the general election is the same reason the republicons live her -- she is an empty headed palinista tea bagging dope.

Posted by: John1263 | June 8, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Tea party's over.
It's time to call it a da-ay.
They've burst your loony baloon
And taken the moon awaaaay!

Posted by: JohnBrown08 | June 8, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Wait till the tapes of haley come out....they wil definitely vote for her down in SC then. Adultery is apparently the way of life down there...


However, the reason good sane people would reject her in the general election is the same reason the republicons live her -- she is an empty headed palinista tea bagging dope.

Posted by: John1263 | June 8, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

You are clearly talking about the Democratic party, aren't you? After all, they ruined the economy by encouraging subprime loans, and lying to us about the health of fannie and freddie. Gitmo is still open, and "torture" has only been moved to Bagram. Warrantless wiretapping has been upheld and continues to this day.

So I absolutely agree with you that the Democrats need to stay home and let the adults run the country.

There, common ground!

Posted by: NoWayNotNow

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My memory isn't that bad. Our country took a nosedive when the Republicans controlled the legislative and executive branches. From what I remember, the GOP wrote Bush blank check after blank check and didn't bother wondering how they would pay for iit all. Now the Democrats have to clean up the mess the GOP created.

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | June 8, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

You are clearly talking about the Democratic party, aren't you? After all, they ruined the economy by encouraging subprime loans, and lying to us about the health of fannie and freddie. Gitmo is still open, and "torture" has only been moved to Bagram. Warrantless wiretapping has been upheld and continues to this day.

So I absolutely agree with you that the Democrats need to stay home and let the adults run the country.

There, common ground!

Posted by: NoWayNotNow

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My memory isn't that bad. Our country took a nosedive when the Republicans controlled the legislative and executive branches. From what I remember, the GOP wrote Bush blank check after blank check and didn't bother wondering how they would pay for iit all. Now the Democrats have to clean up the mess the GOP created.

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | June 8, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

You are clearly talking about the Democratic party, aren't you? After all, they ruined the economy by encouraging subprime loans, and lying to us about the health of fannie and freddie. Gitmo is still open, and "torture" has only been moved to Bagram. Warrantless wiretapping has been upheld and continues to this day.

So I absolutely agree with you that the Democrats need to stay home and let the adults run the country.

There, common ground!

Posted by: NoWayNotNow

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My memory isn't that bad. Our country took a nosedive when the Republicans controlled the legislative and executive branches. From what I remember, the GOP wrote Bush blank check after blank check and didn't bother wondering how they would pay for iit all. Now the Democrats have to clean up the mess the GOP created.

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | June 8, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

What a terrible candidate Haley is

Posted by: dudh | June 8, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Voters in SC sure are stupid. But it will all be cool when the sex tapes of haley come out...

but then again this is the state that seceeded first, and more recently gave us that ignoramus "you lie" guy and sanford. Do they still use lead-lined water systems down there?

Posted by: John1263 | June 8, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Haley's got 50.42%

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | June 8, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin nails it, and her neck grows fatter!

She sees Russia from Alaska—that's all we needed to know.

Posted by: lichtme | June 8, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

What was her name again?

Posted by: dudh | June 8, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

......"After all, they ruined the economy by encouraging subprime loans, and lying to us about the health of fannie and freddie..."

That was on Bush's watch. God Greenspan even admitted that "everyone missed the point on subprime". Fannie and Freddie institutions, that approved the loans, were breaking regulations. Bush's watch for 7 years. That's, of course, if the CEOs didn't rip off all the money first. For red jaguars and gold shower curtains.

....."Warrantless wiretapping has been upheld and continues to this day"
--That was Bush's famous NSA debacle. A satellite in every home.

...."Gitmo is still open, and "torture" has only been moved to Bagram...."
--On the advice of Dick Cheney. Ever see the lunch scene in the movie "W"?? Maximum persuasion were Cheney's direct words on military tribunals and Gitmo. Gitmo may still be open, but no one is being sent there. President Obama has alot on his table, if you haven't noticed.

And yes, inherited 50% of the trouble from the last administration. Heck, at LEAST 50%.

Mission Accomplished and WMDs....puhleeze. The republican party doesn't know what it is doing unless they are making money on a deal--- all for benefitting themselves. Their chant is "our way at all costs". Forget the common man in a repulsive world. They only line their own pockets and don't give a darn about anyone else.

((sorry to be off topic but the entry was too good not to comment)))

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | June 8, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

"Verrick quacked! Prestonite bottled to One! A twitch of the bottle this morning at nine-thirty Batavia time!"
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Hehe, good old Philip Dick.
Maybe we'll get Nicole Thibodeaux as President....

Posted by: nick7 | June 8, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Interesting comments on all the candidates. However, comments on the cause of the recession are off base. NYTIMES article 9/30/99 predicted (yes predicted) the recession and the necessary government bailout because of Clinton pressure on Congress to provide subprime loans to marginally qualified people. Please read that article before giving incorrect facts on the cause of the recession.

Posted by: sportsmoron2 | June 8, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse
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bwaahahaha! Right-o, teabaggers! The Great Republican Depression was all Clinton's fault! Brilliant!

Clinton also lied us into the Iraq war, was asleep at the wheel on 9/11, and put both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars on a Chinese credit card.

Oh wait, that was the Worst President In History, George W. Bush.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | June 8, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Ah yes, South Carolina. I can hear the banjos now. Isn't that the theme song from "Deliverance"?

Posted by: losthorizon10 | June 8, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Interesting comments on all the candidates. However, comments on the cause of the recession are off base. NYTIMES article 9/30/99 predicted (yes predicted) the recession and the necessary government bailout because of Clinton pressure on Congress to provide subprime loans to marginally qualified people. Please read that article before giving incorrect facts on the cause of the recession.

Posted by: sportsfan2 | June 8, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Interesting comments on all the candidates. However, comments on the cause of the recession are off base. NYTIMES article 9/30/99 predicted (yes predicted) the recession and the necessary government bailout because of Clinton pressure on Congress to provide subprime loans to marginally qualified people. Please read that article before giving incorrect facts on the cause of the recession.

Posted by: sportsfan2 | June 8, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't Fiorina mean "fired" in Italian?

Posted by: gce1356 | June 8, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Don't remember the Post calling Obama "free spending," even though he broke his promise on campaign finance so he wouldn't have to report from where all his money was coming.

Posted by: motownlivs | June 8, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Carly Fiorina was campaign manager for John McCain I believe.

Drill baby Drill

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | June 8, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Don't remember the Post calling Obama "free spending," even though he broke his promise on campaign finance so he wouldn't have to report from where all his money was coming.

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Posted by: itkonlyyou108 | June 8, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

nowaynotnow they hate the truth LOL

Posted by: samuellenn | June 8, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Anyone voting for the party who ruined our economy, launched a war based on lies and mistakes, then justifying it after the fact, and considers torture an American value, ought to just stay home and let the adults run the country.

Posted by: Fate1 | June 8, 2010 8:36 PM |


You are clearly talking about the Democratic party, aren't you? After all, they ruined the economy by encouraging subprime loans, and lying to us about the health of fannie and freddie. Gitmo is still open, and "torture" has only been moved to Bagram. Warrantless wiretapping has been upheld and continues to this day.

So I absolutely agree with you that the Democrats need to stay home and let the adults run the country.

There, common ground!

Posted by: NoWayNotNow | June 8, 2010 8:42 PM
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Actually it was the Republicans who tried to stall consumer protection on the ground that regulations would hurt businesses- namely the banks who bought out the finance companies because they were making obscene profit at the expense of the borrowers.
The Democrats and Republicans need to stay home and let the Independents adults run the country. There now a common ground...

Posted by: beeker25 | June 8, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

I didn't know that Blanche Lincoln was against the Employee Free Choice Act.

Forget her.


Posted by: TheBabeNemo | June 8, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

tea party - hahahahahahaha. Hahahahahahaha. Haha. Ha!

Posted by: Flabergasted | June 8, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Anyone voting for the party who ruined our economy, launched a war based on lies and mistakes, then justifying it after the fact, and considers torture an American value, ought to just stay home and let the adults run the country.

Posted by: Fate1 | June 8, 2010 8:36 PM |


You are clearly talking about the Democratic party, aren't you? After all, they ruined the economy by encouraging subprime loans, and lying to us about the health of fannie and freddie. Gitmo is still open, and "torture" has only been moved to Bagram. Warrantless wiretapping has been upheld and continues to this day.

So I absolutely agree with you that the Democrats need to stay home and let the adults run the country.

There, common ground!

Posted by: NoWayNotNow | June 8, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid appears poised to pay back Tea Bag bigots for all of their bluster, all of their threats and their incessant bragging about what they were going to do to him.

While Sharon Angle and the chicken lady duke it out in a caged cat fight btween right wing loonies, Reid stands ready to make fools out of big mouthed, do-nothing blowhards for the umpteenth time. Reid maneuvered around the do-nothing party of no over and over again since President Obama took office and the do-nothings burn with blood hate for him.

Looks like another smackdown for the blowhards who have been practicing victory laps and spiking the ball when they haven't scored a touchdown.

Posted by: DCSage | June 8, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Anyone voting for the party who ruined our economy, launched a war based on lies and mistakes, then justifying it after the fact, and considers torture an American value, ought to just stay home and let the adults run the country.

Posted by: Fate1 | June 8, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

I've a feeling CC will be main-lining espresso tonight. Keep up the good work!

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | June 8, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure Reid is already serene knowing his opponent is going to be a brass-bound nutjobs.

"Verrick quacked! Prestonite bottled to One! A twitch of the bottle this morning at nine-thirty Batavia time!"

Posted by: Noacoler | June 8, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

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