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RGA flexes its muscle in Ohio

By Felicia Sonmez

Updated 4:30 p.m.

The Republican Governors Association is up with a new TV ad in Ohio highlighting the loss of 400,000 jobs under Gov. Ted Strickland's (D) watch.

The 30-second spot features a trio of office workers discussing the recent job losses in the state. "Strickland doesn't get the jobs done," one woman says. A man responds: "Wonder when ours go."

The ad buy, which the RGA expects to be "significant," will be its third in the Ohio race this cycle. A late June Quinnipiac poll showed Strickland leading former Rep. John Kasich (R) 43 percent to 38 percent, a five-point lead that remains unchanged from March. Even so, 54 percent of Ohio voters disapprove of Strickland's handling of the economy, and the new ad is most likely an effort to tap into that discontent. (Ohio's unemployment rate was 10.7 percent in May, down slightly from 10.9 percent in April.)

Strickland's camp responded that Ohio voters "understand that this recession didn't start on High Street in Columbus."

"They know it started on Wall Street and in Washington, where Congressman Kasich supported unfair trade deals and top-down economic policies that may have helped him make a fortune at Lehman Brothers, but didn't work out so well for Ohio companies and workers," Strickland communications director Lis Smith said.

The ad follows on one released by an organization funded by the Democratic Governors Association last month hitting Kasich for his time on Wall Street. That ad was the third aired by the group, Building a Better Ohio, which has received $1.5 million in funding from the DGA.

The RGA ad is the latest example of the organization flexing its muscle after its most successful fundraising quarter ever. Flush with a record-breaking $19 million raised in the second quarter, the RGA has $40 million in the bank -- $18 million more than its Democratic counterpart.

The organization has spent about $10 million on races this cycle, according to RGA spokesperson Tim Murtaugh. That spending largely has been focused on TV ads in eight states: Ohio, Massachusetts, Colorado, Wisconsin, Florida, California, Illinois and New Hampshire. (In addition, the RGA has contributed $250,000 to New Mexico gubernatorial nominee Susana Martinez, and Maine gubernatorial nominee Paul LePage recently told a crowd that if he raises $1 million, the RGA has pledged to match it.)

A little less than four months out from the general election, the RGA's spending has been devastating for Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill (I), who has plummeted into the single-digits after a barrage of TV and radio ads painting him as "just another Beacon Hill politician with a record of fiscal recklessness."

In Colorado, the RGA began airing TV ads against Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) in April; recent general-election match-ups show him either tied or trailing the two Republicans vying for the nod, former Rep. Scott McInnis and businessman Dan Maes. And in Ohio, the RGA touts the fact that it has kept the race competitive despite being outspent three-to-one by Strickland, labor unions and the Democratic Governors Association.

"We've done well so far and believe we are well positioned to continue to make a difference in key races," Murtaugh said. "If we do our job, November 2nd will be a great night to be a Republican running for governor -- in New England, on the West Coast or anywhere else in America."

The DGA, meanwhile, is running (or has joined up with other groups to run) TV ads in nine states: California, Ohio, Nevada, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maryland, Illinois and Rhode Island. The organization discounted the effectiveness of its Republican counterpart's spending.

"If the RGA continues to blow through millions of dollars hurting their candidate in Massachusetts and on vanity TV spots in California and Florida that didn't even register as a blip, we can only encourage them to spend more. We'll continue to spend where it makes a difference," Democratic Governors Association spokesperson Emily DeRose said.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  July 7, 2010; 3:48 PM ET
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FYI

All,

1. Ceflynline and Fairlinton: Thanks for your thoughtfulness and patience. I believe that the comments section will get better sooner rather than later so hopefully it will be rewarded.

2. 37th/Heatwave has been banned AGAIN. Not sure what else I can do other than keep banning him. And he will continue to return under other names.

3. ChrisFox/Noa: The comparison between you and 37th is based on your desire to return repeatedly under other names despite being banned. I continue to be baffled as to why you spend so much time getting back to a blog you disdain so much but that's another conversation.

4. To everyone else: Commenting on blogs remains very much a work in progress. The Post's goal is to allow as free a discussion as possible without permitting personal attacks and other online savagery. It seems a pretty easy goal to meet. Treat people online like you would offline.

Chris

Posted by: Chris_Cillizza | June 29, 2010 9:18 PM

Posted by: mariewilson11 | July 8, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

DrainYou


You are guilty of UNCIVL BEHAVIOR AND creating a hostile atmosphere

You can't have a civil conversation with anyone ?


You should be banned for life noacoler.


.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Haley Barbour -- a great mind?

That's just sad.

Posted by: drindl | July 8, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Team Fix - thanks for the update to the post. That's informative.

Posted by: bsimon1 | July 8, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

I love Hayley Barbour and there is no great political mind in the game today on any side of the isle. He's doing a great job as RGA chairman! I do question his spending in New Hampshire. Yes, the Republican's will keep the senate seat but Gov. John Lynch is almost a sure win in New Hampshire. Barbour should pull spending in NH and focus more on New Mexico, Oregon & Maine. Those 3 are competitive pick up shots for Republicans where New Hampshire really is not. Republicans have a shot to win so many races this cycle: Tennessee, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, Colorodo, New Mexico, Wyoming & Illinois. That's 14 pick up shots. Democrats only have a handful: Hawaii, California, Minnesota & Connecticut. They have outside shots, they think, at Vermont, Florida & Texas. I don't really see them winning any of the 3. The big 4 for D's are Hawaii, California, Minnesota & Connectiuct. Republicans have a huge advantage here.

Posted by: reason5 | July 8, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Let's just say -- death by blunt instrument.

Posted by: drindl | July 8, 2010 12:53 AM | Report abuse

More on Morning joe--

Yes, actually he did resign really fast, just before Lori was found dead.

'Republican, Scarborough resigned from Congress shortly before one of his aides, Lori Klausutis, was found dead in his office. Her death was ruled "heart failure" but her autopsy indicated skull fractures.'

Posted by: drindl | July 8, 2010 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Tea Partiers are more in line with the American Mainstream than the people who bash them.
Posted by: Moonbat | July 7, 2010 11:42 PM
-------------------------------------------------


Haahaha!


Really?


Is that why Sharron Angle and Rand Paul have been running like world class sprinters away from every media outlet that isn't Faux News and AM Hate radio right now?


Hahahaha!


Sounds like you've been sniffing to many Teabags again, Clownbat.

.

Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

37thandOStreet aka FlowersofPower,


Quit copying and pasting your posts, you idiot. Everyone on here keeps handing you your backside on both of the issues that you keep crying about (Immigraion, Rasmussen) and yet like a fool you keep reposting the same drivel over and over again asking the same stupid questions.


You're time is short on here, Biff. You've been banned twice already and number three is coming sooner than you know.


.

Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

I thought that everything that could be said about the Tea Party was said in those 250 comments yesterday.

I won't have anything more to say until we see if a million people show up at the Lincoln Memorial August 28th. Hey, even 1/2 million would be impressive.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 7, 2010 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Tea Partiers are more in line with the American Mainstream than the people who bash them.
Gallup surveryed Tea Party supporters, opponents, and neutrals in order to find out what issues matter most to them. And despite the media's portrayal of Tea Party activists as bigots, it turns out that there is little difference between all three groups on the importance of addressing discrimination.
...The differences are worth noting, however. On federal debt, 61% of Tea Party supporters consider it an "extremely serious threat," as do 44% of neutrals. For both groups, however, it is the top concern. Among opponents, it ties for fifth place with terrorism. Healthcare costs come in first for opponents, with 33% of them selecting it as an "extremely serious threat" to future American wellbeing. It comes in tied for fifth with immigration among Tea Party supporters -- but more of them select it as an extremely serious threat, at 41%. Terrorism comes in at #2 for Tea Party supporters and neutrals, putting them essentially on the same page, and making a good argument that it isn't the Tea Party that's out of the mainstream, but its opponents...
Or to put it in a way even more calculated to make the Haterade-drinkers go nutzoid, Glenn Beck listeners are closer to the mainstream of American political thought than readers of Media Matters, the Huffington Post, and Think Progress.

I always thought it odd that the Tea Parties --- a movement ostensibly for fiscal responsibility and limited government --- evokes such visceral hatred in its opponents. One can only assume that the other side really, really is committed to reckless spending and massive government.

Posted by: Moonbat | July 7, 2010 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Moonbat | July 7, 2010 11:03 PM

Hey Clownbat, shouldn't you and your fellow sexually repressed Wingnut pal, FlowersofPeace aka 37thandOStreet, be getting ready to snuggle up with your Glenn Beck blowup doll in bed for the night?

Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Does anybody know if the song "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" was used by Jaguar in its advertising?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 7, 2010 11:36 PM | Report abuse

@drindl,

I'm not doubting you. Until an hour ago, I never heard one thing about this story. Perhaps this will be out in the daylight now. Seems stupid of JS to tick somebody off who has a way to publicize something like this to the blogosphere. Unless, there's absolutely nothing to it--like heart attack or stroke or something.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 7, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

I used to work for a guy who had so much hubris that the minute he'd think of an idea, he'd be convinced that no one else had ever thought of it, and it would be a world changing event.

We constantly had to tactfully correct him, so that our clients didn't laugh out loud and so we wouldn't get fired.

So we'd say things like "you know, that sounds a lot like a fork, but better". Or "too bad you weren't born 50 years earlier, and you'd have been the first one to invent the automatic car window".

This sounds a lot like 37th. If he thinks of it, he's convinced he's the first one in history. Then, he convinces himself it's truly world changing. LOL. Now, he's a lawyer.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 7, 2010 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Hey Ddawd - how often do you go "cry to mommy?"

Seriously, do you cry everytime someone calls you out ?


You have created a hostile environment here - that is UNCIVIL BEHAVIOR AND YOU SHOULD BE BANNED FOR LIFE - AND BEYOND.


.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

"I just googled it, and got info that Joe wasn't there and had already announced his retirement. I'm getting the impression that isn't true?"

bway joe -- I'm not a 'he.' just so you know.

Look at the dates, 12Bar.... I was following it in real time. The victim was named Lori Klausutis.

"Drivl. Is this your only outlet for your pent up hate and frustration? Take an hour off and go see your shrink.

Posted by: Moonbat"

What an absolutely hilarious thing for someone like you to say, who posts under like 20 different names.

Attacking the messaenger is something you do when you can't attack the message. A diversion, a smoke bomb. It's old. Grow up.

Posted by: drindl | July 7, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

According to Rasmussen, about 56% of people oppose the lawsuit against the Arizona law. Converting that to a real number probably means there is slight support for the lawsuit.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 7, 2010 5:33 PM


_______________________________

What do you mean "converting that to a real number" - 56% is a number.


What is wrong with you ? You must be a complete moron.


AND you are claiming that you are working on your PhD ? Did you ever complete 3rd grade math ???

Then he says "Converting that to a real number probably means there is slight support"


WHAT DO YOU MEAN SLIGHT SUPPORT ???


56% - 44% IS NOT SLIGHT - IT IS 12 PERCENTAGE POINTS.


And there is probably some undecideds in there - so the number is probably greater than 12 %.


NO ONE should listen to anything that Ddawd says - the credibility of EVERYTHING he says is questionable. And he really has no clue.

.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Watching Jon Stewart. He's doing a bit on how FOX News pundits, like all of them, are complaining about how mosques are being built around the country. That it's some plot to take over the country.

Jeez, I wonder everyone calls Republicans the racist party. Maybe it's because they can't go ten minutes without being racist?

Posted by: DDAWD | July 7, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Drivl. Is this your only outlet for your pent up hate and frustration? Take an hour off and go see your shrink.

Posted by: Moonbat | July 7, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Reminds me of a Howard Kurtz chat where someone asked him how MSNBC could be considered a liberal network when they run Joe Scarborough for three hours a day. Kurtz's reply is that Scarborough is akin to having Alan Colmes on FOX.

Um, yeah. Joe Scarborough - Alan Colmes. Same thing.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 7, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

12barblues is so obsessed with the Great 37 in the Sky that she is writing poetry to him.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

12Bar and broadwayjoe are now bFF Forever


The Great 37 in the Sky says that birds of a feather flock together.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Is there a lawyer on here who can comment on this provision of Federal law ?

TITLE 8 > CHAPTER 12 > SUBCHAPTER II > Part VIII > § 1324

(c) Authority to arrest
No officer or person shall have authority to make any arrests for a violation of any provision of this section except officers and employees of the Service designated by the Attorney General, either individually or as a member of a class, and all other officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws.


__________________________________


Is there a lawyer on this blog tonight ???


Is it possible that this FEDERAL LAW AUTHORIZES OFFICERS IN ARIZONA TO ENFORCE the immigration laws ???


I realize that there has been established agreements between the Federal government and some states on joint enforcement - but those agreements would NOT affect this provision of Federal law.


So, it is possible that this lawsuit filed by Obama is just completely ridiculous.


Obama says it is a FEDERAL issue, but Congress has apparently already allowed local "officers" to enforce the law.

In that case, Obama, who is supposed to be this smart kid from Harvard, just made a really stupid legal mistake.


Take away his degree.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

12: re-read d's posts and appreciate what he's telling you.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

I just googled it, and got info that Joe wasn't there and had already announced his retirement. I'm getting the impression that isn't true?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 7, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Seems like the autopsy report on this young woman either would close the case...or?

Seems like an autopsy should be easy for someone to get.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 7, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Your guess is as good as mine, 12Bar. Only that Scarborough had heavy political cover in Jeb Bush, who of course at the time had, you know, connections in Washington, who were connected to the WaPo and the Times...

If it had been a Democrat, i expect the end result would have been different.

Think of the media frenzy surrounding Gary Condit, driven out of politics when there was no actual evidence linking him to the murder of Chandra Levy, yet with Scarborough, there was plenty. He was there with the girl who had the 'accident'. Read the medical report. it makes no sense. Apprently a healthy young woman just fell over onto her desk, hit her head and died, okay?

Posted by: drindl | July 7, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

@drindl,

Scarborough and Buchanan, in particular, are not liberal. But, it certainly is fair to say that in the world of networks, MSNBC is the most liberal of the bunch. I think Keith Olberman, for the most part, does the liberal cause no good by his histrionics. I suppose it's show business, but I'm not crazy about it.

Rachel M. is a winner though and I like Chris Matthews most of the time.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 7, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

12: got it. :)

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

d: Hard to believe a story that big (your summary was spot-on, BTW) went totally unreported nationally...but it did.

Frightening.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Why does the story need the Kos linkup to get publicity? Why hasn't someone else broken the story?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 7, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

And so much for the rightwing myth that MsNBC is 'liberal.' Because, you know, Scarborough and Buchanan so so very liberal...

There are no leftwing broadcast stations. At all.

It's just one more whiny rightwing meme.

Posted by: drindl | July 7, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

@bwj,

Bwahaha!!!!!!!11

Guess I was too subtle. I was talking about our friend, 37th.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 7, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

I'm betting MSNBC brings Kos back soon on some show other than MJ's before "the story" gets wider circulation.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

12Bar -- the Scarborough story? Well, it's pretty weird, there is enough real stuff there to question that I have to give it some credibility. I read a lot about it at the time that got reported locally, but oddly, never nationally.

Posted by: drindl | July 7, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

If it plays out that some previously submerged story gets publicity, Joe jumped the wrong way. Especially if the story has a lot of drama, which it sounds like this one does.

If it looks like Kos is just complaining, Kos won't look like the bigger man for complaining.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 7, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

12: re your 9:19 pm post. Who's the reference to?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

DY: Yeah I read about the Maddow incident. Commentators are citing that as evidence that he gets VERY upset around strong smart women. We'll see how this plays out.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

12: If you scan the Internet for 15 minutes on the subject and you will get your answer. It's just the MSM never reported the story. MJ's banning Kos, a needlessly vindictive act, pretty much ensures the story will circulate through the blogosphere even if the MSM continues to ignore it.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe,
Morning Joke Scarborough also hates David Shuster, KO and Rachel.

Rachel used to destroy Morning Joke on round-tables and at least once I remember him standing up and throwing his mic down and leaving in the middle of one.

Scarborough is just like all the rest of the Repug children - if they can't win they pick up their ball and go home.

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Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/07/msnbcs_excuse_for_banning_mark.html?wprss=plum-line

"It's funny. I don't recall the chief of MSNBC publicly banning Liz Cheney from appearing on the network when she cut an entire Web video "publicly antagonizing" Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews for allegedly being too frightened to debate her about terrorism:

See, conservatives are expected to demonize the media, and can always count on being granted a platform by the same major networks they hammer publicly on a regular basis. It's all part of the game, get it? But it seems Markos got publicly dressed down and banned by the president of the network, no less, all because he got under Scarborough's skin with a few nasty little Tweets.

By Greg Sargent | July 7, 2010; 4:29 PM ET"

Posted by: DDAWD | July 7, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Well, I had never heard of it. Do you think there is anything there?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 7, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

d: the actual facts are frightening and disturbing. Ironically, by working to ban Kos, Morning Joe has guaranteed publicity for a story that the MSM never talked about and the public was totally unaware of.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

drindl,

how much credibility do you give this story?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 7, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm reading some of the comments on Kos's banning by MSNBC for Tweets he made about an aspect of Morning Joe's past. Some commenters say they will boycott Morning Joe. Thing is: his show allegedly is one of the lowest rated in the morning (if not the lowest) so the audience is already "boycotting" it.

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

"Hey, that's the same thing Moonbat says about you! Who to believe.

Posted by: Brigade | "


Well, what a surprise that you are so familar with 'Moonbat' posts... LOL. you are a freaking joke, not to mention a freak.

Posted by: drindl | July 7, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Joe Scarborough was involved in an 'accident' of a young female employee in his office, that was never actually investigated, due to interesting political moves involving the autopsy. A discredited and uncredentialed 'doctor' did it finally -- and the young woman's family did not want controversy.

He was the last one to see her alive, alone in his office.

http://perceptionmanagers.org/2006/07/jeb-bush-covered-up-joe-scarborough.html

Jeb Bush and the media conveneniently gave him cover, he resigned from Congress the next day to 'spend more time with his family' and the rightwing media immediately rewarded him with a fat job.

Posted by: drindl | July 7, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

BWY wrote Kos banned from MSNBC!!!!
---------------------------
At least Kos didn't change his name,
put on a mask,
hire a new agent,
get another booking on Scarborough's show,

then refuse to get off the set,
and bit'ch and complain that he didn't understand the rules,
and besides that,
everyone else, including the network owner, ought to be banned,
while he, Kos,
stayed on the set all by himself

with the cameras running.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 7, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Faux News

Fixed News Channel

Fake News Channel

Fox not news Channel


Which one do you like best, BrigadeofStupid?

Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Kos banned from MSNBC!!!!

Kos of Daily Kos (that provides real political news and analysis) is reporting he has been blackballed from MSNBC at the request of "Morning Joe" Scarborough.

Kos says Morning Joe didn't like Kos insinuating that Joe, well, ... (read Kos's article about it).

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/7/7/882214/-Why-I-am-blacklisted-by-MSNBC

It's kinda unprecedented: It's one thing to ban someone from your own TV show; it's quite another to get someone banned from the entire network because they tweaked you about an aspect of your biography never mentioned in the MSM.
__________________

This could turn out to be a very big deal.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

FlowersofPeace aka 37thandOStreet,


Racial profiling isn't a federal immigration policy, you moron.


Quit copying and pasting and reposting your idiot rantings, Clown. We are all already painfully aware that you are a sexually repressed right wing nutbag, you don't have to keep reminding us.


.

Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

And that my friends is the reason why the Greedy Oil Party loves Rasmussen so much because just like Faux News, they just make up sh*t and sell it to the Teabagger minions as "facts".

Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 8:44 PM
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"Faux News". How clever. First time we've heard that. Turn your pilot light out, turn on the gas, and stick your head in the oven. You'll feel better in a little while.

Posted by: Brigade | July 7, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

TITLE 8 > CHAPTER 12 > SUBCHAPTER II > Part VIII > § 1324

(c) Authority to arrest
No officer or person shall have authority to make any arrests for a violation of any provision of this section except officers and employees of the Service designated by the Attorney General, either individually or as a member of a class, and all other officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws.


__________________________________


Is there a lawyer on this blog tonight ???


Is it possible that this FEDERAL LAW AUTHORIZES OFFICERS IN ARIZONA TO ENFORCE the immigration laws ???


I realize that there has been established agreements between the Federal government and some states on joint enforcement - but those agreements would NOT affect this provision of Federal law.


So, it is possible that this lawsuit filed by Obama is just completely ridiculous.


Obama says it is a FEDERAL issue, but Congress has apparently already allowed local "officers" to enforce the law.

In that case, Obama, who is supposed to be this smart kid from Harvard, just made a really stupid legal mistake.


Take away his degree.


.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Moonbat is just like FlowersofPeace....I'm sorry, I mean 37thandOStreet. Low IQ Republican base nuts who come on here and spout off every time they forget to take their meds.


Rasmussen is a joke and if he wasn't he would willing release his polling data and funding resources like every other pollster does.


And that my friends is the reason why the Greedy Oil Party loves Rasmussen so much because just like Faux News, they just make up sh*t and sell it to the Teabagger minions as "facts".

Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Drain You

Hey - homosexual reference is how you wish to be called -

Please change your name - it is offensive

And when you come back, please stop bothering everyone else.

If you call yourself an adult - this is how you are supposed to act - not like you have been with your postings.

Thanks !


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

DDAWD wrote,
"He's not vitriolic, just an idiot. Don't confuse the two."

---

Hey, that's the same thing Moonbat says about you! Who to believe.

Posted by: Brigade | July 7, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse


According to Rasmussen, about 56% of people oppose the lawsuit against the Arizona law. Converting that to a real number probably means there is slight support for the lawsuit.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 7, 2010 5:33 PM


_______________________________

What do you mean "converting that to a real number" - 56% is a number.


What is wrong with you ? You must be a complete moron.


AND you are claiming that you are working on your PhD ? Did you ever complete 3rd grade math ???

Then he says "Converting that to a real number probably means there is slight support"


WHAT DO YOU MEAN SLIGHT SUPPORT ???


56% - 44% IS NOT SLIGHT - IT IS 12 PERCENTAGE POINTS.


And there is probably some undecideds in there - so the number is probably greater than 12 %.


NO ONE should listen to anything that Ddawd says - the credibility of ANYTHING he says is questionable.

.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

FlowersofPeace aka 37thandOStrret,

My post name is only a "homosexual reference" to sexually repressed Wingnutters like yourself.


Go curl up next to your Ann Coulter blow up doll and take a nap, Biff. The adults are trying to have a discussion on here.

Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

You better get all of your rightwing lunatic fringe crying out of the way now before he comes back from vacation, Buttboy

Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 8:28 PM


_______________________________

Another offensive and hostile remark -

Im running to the reporter with this one on you

maybe you will be banned for LIFE, like you should be.

.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Brigade, you make up a whole bunch of things that people say and don't say. Are you expecting a response to your statement that people claim that the Iraq War spurred a depression?

Turn off Hannity for twenty seconds.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 7, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

DrainYou


Your name is offensive - and it is a reference to a homosexual act


Maybe you should think of that before you made the name.

Please make a new one.

No one can take you seriously like this.

In addition, please leave other posters alone - and just state your opinion on the topic, defend it -

Stop bothering other people - and engaging in uncivil behavior.

No one cares.....

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

I just sent an e-mail to Cillizza alerting him that you are back on here trollinh again, 37thandOStreet....I mean, "FlowersofPeace".


You better get all of your rightwing lunatic fringe crying out of the way now before he comes back from vacation, Buttboy

Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

DWAWD wrote,
"Obama is a President, not a dictator. The Republican plan is based off Americans not understanding the difference. Obama has called for the best plans to spur job growth, but he can't unilaterally enact them."

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Not much of a leader is he? Bush managed to get Democratic support for his tax cuts and substantial Democratic support for the war in Iraq. And yet he has been savaged by the Dems. How is this poor soul going to survive when he can't generate any bipartisan support at all? You're right about this not being a dictatorship, nor is it a one party system of government. If you can't pick off a few people in the opposing party, then you can't govern.

Maybe it would help if someone in the administration could actually articulate these "best plans". A few billion more in stimulus---the first one worked so well? Maybe another huge government entitlement program? Maybe bail out states like California, which has bankrupted itself, by sending them money from people in other states to fund their reckless programs?

I think the plan is to blame Bush and keep on keepin' on. Ohio's economy is in the tank, but I noticed one of the other liberals can't bring himself/herself to hold Strickland accountable in any way whatsoever. At least the BP catastrophe in the gulf has finally given people something besides Bush and Katrina to talk about. Oh, but wait---the BP catastrophe was Bush's fault, too, right?

Wars are funny things, too. Some historians credit WWII with bringing the country out of the great depression. Bush is credited with bringing on a depression by starting a war. And two years after a Democratic Congress began providing the funding for Bush's wars, Barack Obama was elected partly because voters thought he'd bring the troops home. Not only has he mainly followed Bush's policies, but somehow the war must have stopped costing money once he was elected. We never hear about the cost anymore, except as it relates to Bush. And who's appropriating the money now---with nary a discouraging word, let alone a debate?

Posted by: Brigade | July 7, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

...and Obama Girl's memorable sequel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axxooGIgOKs

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

FlowersOfPeace aka 37thandOStreet,

Really? My post name is a homosexual reference? I didn't know Nirvana wrote songs about homosexuals.....because they didn't!

You Wingnut goons sure do seem to know alot about the gay lifestyle, I wonder why that is???.....


You're going to have to come up with something better than calling my post name a "homosexual reference" if you're going get under my skin, Sparky...


Try again....

Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Drain You - are you Noacoler?

Can you defend Ddawd when he said he would convert 56% to a real number ???

And defend him by saying that is slight support ???

Does ddawd even KNOW what slight means???


Some of these liberals are absolutely unbelievable -


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

DDAWD,

You are absolutely correct about Rasmussen being right wing biased.


Rasmussen's entire schtick is to set a pro Republican narrative so that low IQ Teabagger minions like (FlowersofPeace/37thandOStreet here) can mindlessly repeat it in forums like The Fix.


The big tell on Rasmussen is that he's the only pollster out there who won't release the data on who he polls and where he gets his funding.


http://mediamatters.org/blog/200907070015


Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Drain You (homosexual reference)


your arse will get kicked off here again.


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You are guilty of UNCIVIL BEHAVIOR - you should be BANNED.

So, you have no standing to make a complaint.

Please leave immediately - you are probably Noacoler anyway.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

TITLE 8 > CHAPTER 12 > SUBCHAPTER II > Part VIII > § 1324

(c) Authority to arrest
No officer or person shall have authority to make any arrests for a violation of any provision of this section except officers and employees of the Service designated by the Attorney General, either individually or as a member of a class, and all other officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws.


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Is there a lawyer on this blog tonight ???

Is it possible that this FEDERAL LAW AUTHORIZES OFFICERS IN ARIZONA TO ENFORCE the immigration laws ???

I realize that there has been established agreements between the Federal government and some states on joint enforcement - but those agreements would NOT affect this provision of Federal law.

So, it is possible that this lawsuit filed by Obama is just completely ridiculous.

Obama says it is a FEDERAL issue, but Congress has apparently already allowed local "officers" to enforce the law.


In that case, Obama, who is supposed to be this smart kid from Harvard, just made a really stupid legal mistake.


Take away his degree.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Brigade you are such an angry, small minded gentleman...I come here sometimes just to read the vitriol you type here. The visits are brief but always fulfilling.

Posted by: mariewilson11 | July 7, 2010 6:04 PM
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Nice to know at least one person appreciates my vitriol.

Posted by: Brigade | July 7, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

If the Fix interns are now providing free links to RGA attack ads, we'll link to a video from BHO's biggest fan outside of the NYT's Judith Warner...

Obama Girl!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKsoXHYICqU

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

You are guilty of uncivil behavior - you should be BANNED FOR LIFE.

Broadwayjoe - you should be BANNED for a term far exceeding your life.


Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse
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Wingnut Clown,


You're not fooling anyone Biff.


You have already been banned from here twice and just as soon as we are able to alert Cillizza to your reappearence your arse will get kicked off here again.

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Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Brigade you are such an angry, small minded gentleman...I come here sometimes just to read the vitriol you type here. The visits are brief but always fulfilling.

Posted by: mariewilson11 | July 7, 2010 6:04 PM


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Marie


You are guilty of uncivil behavior - you should be BANNED FOR LIFE.


Broadwayjoe - you should be BANNED for a term far exceeding your life.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

According to Rasmussen, about 56% of people oppose the lawsuit against the Arizona law. Converting that to a real number probably means there is slight support for the lawsuit.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 7, 2010 5:33 PM


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What do you mean "converting that to a real number" - 56% is a number.

What is wrong with you ? You must be a complete moron.

AND you are claiming that you are working on your PhD ? Did you ever complete 3rd grade math ???


Then he says "Converting that to a real number probably means there is slight support"


WHAT DO YOU MEAN SLIGHT SUPPORT ???

56% - 44% IS NOT SLIGHT - IT IS 12 PERCENTAGE POINTS.

And there is probably some undecideds in there - so the number is probably greater than 12 %.

NO ONE should listen to anything that Ddawd says - the credibility of ANYTHING he says is questionable.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

According to Rasmussen, about 56% of people oppose the lawsuit against the Arizona law. Converting that to a real number probably means there is slight support for the lawsuit.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 7, 2010 5:33 PM
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Rasmussen's like the Russian judge in skating contests. You have to throw out his polls.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

MW: a recent article in the Columbia Journalism Review described the Fix as a Drudge "emulator" and "imitator." And every day, this blog seems eager to prove the article is correct.

My problem with the Fix isn't so much the relentless anti-BHO, rightwing slant, to the point of being silly (is there any mainstream blog endlessly hyping Tim Pawlenty?). It's that the Fix bias is not acknowledged and the blog masquerades as neutral objective analysis, which it decidedly is not.

Although the Post serves a city whose residents supported BHO in 2008 about 6 to 1, the Fix has posted three positive mentions of our 44th President in ... two years! Does he think he's blogging for the Dallas Morning News? Good grief.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

"Brigade you are such an angry, small minded gentleman...I come here sometimes just to read the vitriol you type here. The visits are brief but always fulfilling.

Posted by: mariewilson11 "

He's not vitriolic, just an idiot. Don't confuse the two.

Obama is a President, not a dictator. The Republican plan is based off Americans not understanding the difference. Obama has called for the best plans to spur job growth, but he can't unilaterally enact them. It requires 60% of the Senate in a chamber where 41% of the body have a vested interest in seeing Americans suffer with the hope that they will blame their sufferings on Obama. Yeah, it's disgusting, but that's how works. We've seen that Republicans are willing to let California go to hell and apparently they will do the same to the rest of the country.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 7, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

I don't get it. An article about a Republican Governors Association attack ad and a link to it? With such free pub, they don't need an ad "buy." If the RGA wants to place an ad with the Post, make it PAY to place an ad.

This isn't NEWS and it's certainly not ANALYSIS so why is it here????
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Me thinks Washington Post management needs to give this blog a time-out of two or three months to seriously re-tool. The cherrypicked polls and cut-and-pastes from RNC press releases and rightwing web sites are tired and tiresome.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 7, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

In this case, 37thandOStreet, this dumber than a bag of rocks idiot kid with no life from Planet Wingnuttia, just made a really stupid mistake by coming on here again and pretending to be someone else after having his butt banned from here twice already.


Take away his computer and send him back to Greedy Oil Party talking points school.


Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 5:55 PM

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Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Brigade you are such an angry, small minded gentleman...I come here sometimes just to read the vitriol you type here. The visits are brief but always fulfilling.

Posted by: mariewilson11 | July 7, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Mariewilson11 wrote,
"This blog simply issues Republican emails, faxes and talking points as if actual reporting and analysis were being done here.

Given we already have Fox News filling that role like a MoFo is there really a distinct role for this blog?

Of course there is!

It is embedded in the Washington Post passing itself off as real political reporting not faux news like at Fox(silly me).

I guess that is all OK, with newspapers being desperate and all, but if you made a slight change in the name it gone down slightly easier on the tummy:

Possible suggestions from Marie:

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Save 'em. If you don't like this blog, what are you doing here? Nothing else to do with your life?

Posted by: Brigade | July 7, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

TITLE 8 > CHAPTER 12 > SUBCHAPTER II > Part VIII > § 1324

(c) Authority to arrest
No officer or person shall have authority to make any arrests for a violation of any provision of this section except officers and employees of the Service designated by the Attorney General, either individually or as a member of a class, and all other officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws.


__________________________________

This person has a very good point - perhaps this is the existing law.

In that case, Obama, who is supposed to be this smart kid from Harvard, just made a really stupid legal mistake.

Take away his degree.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

TITLE 8 > CHAPTER 12 > SUBCHAPTER II > Part VIII > § 1324

(c) Authority to arrest
No officer or person shall have authority to make any arrests for a violation of any provision of this section except officers and employees of the Service designated by the Attorney General, either individually or as a member of a class, and all other officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws.


__________________________________

This person has a very good point - perhaps this is the existing law.

In that case, Obama, who is supposed to be this smart kid from Harvard, just made a really stupid legal mistake.

Take away his degree.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 7, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Io call attention to O's failure to work instant miracles is still to call attention to who started it, and who is doing everything those 40 toe stubbing cobbles in the Senate can do to keep it from happening.

the f-PPCs and f-PCs will make sure that there is no other message.

Smashing strategy, whot?


Posted by: ceflynline | July 7, 2010 5:38 PM |
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Instant miracles? So far he hasn't done anything to improve the jobs situation other than hire census workers. The Dems have been in control of Congress for four years and Obama will be coming up on two years by November. Here's an idea. A Republican Congress and a Democratic President produced the surplus Bush squandered. Let's try that formula again come November. And when and if the economy recovers, you can always say it's because of what the Dems did before they got tossed out.

Talk about no plans. What's the Dem plan? How long's it going to take? What standards can we use to measure its success---I mean other than everything positive that happens is because of Obama and everything else is Bush's fault?

I know there are some people who have nothing much in life other than this blog. Maybe you're one of them. But I can't imagine a life so empty that anyone is going to bother keepting track of your acronyms so they can figure out what the hell you're trying to say. "f-PPCs". LOL.

Posted by: Brigade | July 7, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

"Seriously, is there no such organization as the DGA? If not, tell us. I can't believe it is so difficult to cultivate sources on the other side of the aisle. Posted by: bsimon1 "

Well, the R's always were the organizational party. And they have all these organizations, like RGA, that are going to carry them to victory. By flexing their muscles in Ohio.

Some will tell you who are members, some wish to keep that information secret. Some will tell you where their money came from, most will protect their donors forever.

So they have an Alphabet soup0 worthy of FDR himself.

What they lack is message. So we get the original Vaporware Platform, "Believe us, we have a plan and will tell you all about it some day, just vote for us anyway."

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and It's the Economy, Stupid, are still the name of the game, and the R's have to take credit for - 8 million jobs and an economy at the bottom of a cliff.

Io call attention to O's failure to work instant miracles is still to call attention to who started it, and who is doing everything those 40 toe stubbing cobbles in the Senate can do to keep it from happening.

the f-PPCs and f-PCs will make sure that there is no other message.

Smashing strategy, whot?

Posted by: ceflynline | July 7, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

This blog simply issues Republican emails, faxes and talking points as if actual reporting and analysis were being done here.

Given we already have Fox News filling that role like a MoFo is there really a distinct role for this blog?

Of course there is!

It is embedded in the Washington Post passing itself off as real political reporting not faux news like at Fox(silly me).

I guess that is all OK, with newspapers being desperate and all, but if you made a slight change in the name it gone down slightly easier on the tummy:

Possible suggestions from Marie:

1)The Fix: Republican Edition II (the TMZ style sequel - "more color and excitement than Boehner!" - If that were possible...)
2)The Right Fix (shout out to the "blogacide" done by the Republicans on the Right Now - You are already towing the line so no worries.)
3)Fixing Republican News (Honest Midwestern tone - plain and unobtrusive)
4)The Fix: All the Right's Faxes (pithy - sounds comprehensive with all in one airs!)
5)Return of the Right: The Fix (ominous but descriptive of "the Dems going done approach taken here")
6)The Fix and Friends (shout outs to 37, BB and Brigade hating daily from a virtual couch here)

Chris think about it over a few strong Margaritas. They are all good choices and more accurate than the simple non-partisan label hanging over this space now.

Posted by: mariewilson11 | July 7, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

According to Rasmussen, about 56% of people oppose the lawsuit against the Arizona law. Converting that to a real number probably means there is slight support for the lawsuit.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 7, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

"Seriously, is there no such organization as the DGA? If not, tell us. I can't believe it is so difficult to cultivate sources on the other side of the aisle.

Posted by: bsimon1"

Yeah, Ezra Klein and Nate Silver frequently have complete interviews with guys like Barbour, Gingrich, and Paul Ryan. Yet Chris C and interns can't seem to come up with an anonymous quote by a Dem operative. Except for the Dem operatives who are saying their party will suffer heavy losses.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 7, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: leapin | July 7, 2010 4:34 PM


Really, and exactly which Repug is going to beat Obama in 2012....?


Waiting.....


Waiting.........


Still waiting.......


This should be good!

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Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the Fix has turned into another member of the Right Wing Noise Machine. If I didn't know any better I'd think I was reading press releases from Faux News and Log Cabin Drudge on here every day.


Hmmmm, now, let's see. Who has emerged in the past 12 months as the leader of the GOP to take on Pres Obama in 2012?


Sarah Palin? Nah, she cut and ran from political office in favor of siphoning money her gullible followers don't have, on a book they didn't read, and speeches they can't remember. Michael Steele? Please...don’t make me laugh when I'm noshing on a mouthful of cereal. John "the economy is an ant" Boehner? Doubts. Mitch McConnell? Nope. John McCain? Excuse me...John McWho? Hmm... How about Glenn Beck? Maybe---but his ratings are in the tank. Bobby Jindal, Haley Barbour, Tim Pawlenty? Larry, Curly, Moe? Mike Huckabee? More like Mike Ain't-to-Be. Mitt Romney won the straw poll at CPAC...but only by one vote over Ron Paul. So for now it looks like proud racist Rush Limbaugh remains the de facto leader of the Republican party, seeing as no one has "emerged" to steal his mojo. But I'm sure there's a Saint Ronald Reagan lurking out there somewhere (Fred Thompson was supposed to be the next Great Communicator in '08...unfortunately he kept falling asleep during his own speeches).


Congrats on your upcoming 2012 reelection Pres Obama!


Posted by: DrainYou
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Add the Big O to the list of one term presidents. For you race obsessed liberals make that a historic first bi-racial one term president.

Posted by: leapin | July 7, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

"The ad buy, which the RGA expects to be "significant," will be its third in the Ohio race this cycle. A late June Quinnipiac poll showed Strickland leading former Rep. John Kasich (R) 43 percent to 38 percent, a five-point lead that remains unchanged from March. Even so, 54 percent of Ohio voters disapprove of Strickland's handling of the economy, and the new ad is most likely an effort to tap into that discontent. (Ohio's unemployment rate was 10.7 percent in May, up slightly from 10.9 percent in April.)"

First, 10.7% in May is Down from 10.9% in April. Even that thoroughly republican rag the Columbus Dispatch has to admit that Ohio's economy, and jobs picture is improving. The RGA's ad has been running for months as a Rob Portman ad and hasn't done Portman much good either. And kasich is refusing to say anything definite about anything, especially like how he intends to deal with an $8 billion hole in the State Budget that can't be patched by gimmicks because the republican senate used all the gimmicks to pretend that this years budget is balanced.

Strickland is broadcasting clips of Kasich in Congress voting against everyt6hing he could. Kasich calls this dirty politics, using his own votes against him. And everyone in the state knows where the jobs went, Portman packed them up and shipped them off shore.

Kasich will look like a contender until he has to answer at least one question. At that point, regardless of just which question somebody asks, including "Do you know the way to San Jose?", Kasich is toast. The temptation was to say history, but JK won't even be good trivia in January.

Posted by: ceflynline | July 7, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, is there no such organization as the DGA? If not, tell us. I can't believe it is so difficult to cultivate sources on the other side of the aisle.

Posted by: bsimon1 | July 7, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the Fix has turned into another member of the Right Wing Noise Machine. If I didn't know any better I'd think I was reading press releases from Faux News and Log Cabin Drudge on here every day.


Hmmmm, now, let's see. Who has emerged in the past 12 months as the leader of the GOP to take on Pres Obama in 2012?


Sarah Palin? Nah, she cut and ran from political office in favor of siphoning money her gullible followers don't have, on a book they didn't read, and speeches they can't remember. Michael Steele? Please...don’t make me laugh when I'm noshing on a mouthful of cereal. John "the economy is an ant" Boehner? Doubts. Mitch McConnell? Nope. John McCain? Excuse me...John McWho? Hmm... How about Glenn Beck? Maybe---but his ratings are in the tank. Bobby Jindal, Haley Barbour, Tim Pawlenty? Larry, Curly, Moe? Mike Huckabee? More like Mike Ain't-to-Be. Mitt Romney won the straw poll at CPAC...but only by one vote over Ron Paul. So for now it looks like proud racist Rush Limbaugh remains the de facto leader of the Republican party, seeing as no one has "emerged" to steal his mojo. But I'm sure there's a Saint Ronald Reagan lurking out there somewhere (Fred Thompson was supposed to be the next Great Communicator in '08...unfortunately he kept falling asleep during his own speeches).


Congrats on your upcoming 2012 reelection Pres Obama!


Posted by: DrainYou | July 7, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

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