Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Democrats Predict 210-Vote Victory in NY-20

Venture capitalist Scott Murphy (D) will win the special election in New York's 20th district by 210 votes after all outstanding absentee and military ballots are counted, according to projections made by Democratic Party officials and obtained by the Fix.

The projections -- based off of the county performances by Murphy and state Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R) on election night -- show the Democrat gaining 115 votes in Warren County, 96 votes in Columbia County and 70 votes in Washington County as well as scoring smaller gains in several other counties. Tedisco's only major gain, according to the model, will be in Saratoga County where he will net an additional 116 votes.

The Democratic projection puts the total number of absentee and military ballots at 5,584 with Murphy winning 2,864 and Tedisco taking 2,720. On election night, Murphy held a 65-vote lead -- 77,344 to 77,279.

Republicans insist that any such "projections" are not an appropriate gauge of what the eventual universe of absentee ballots will look like.

"It appears -- by accident -- that Democrats are finally admitting that the Republican registration numbers are a misleading indicator of the district's inherent Democratic lean," said Ken Spain, communications director at the National Republican Congressional Committee. "According to their own 'model' they have either been deliberately offering up false statements claiming that the party registration favors Republicans or these numbers simply aren't based in fact."

A memo distributed to reporters this morning by the NRCC notes that there is a "Republican advantage among the absentee and military ballots that exceed the current Murphy lead," adding: "This is not a 'model' but raw data."

House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) predicted victory during a press conference on the budget this morning. "When all the ballots are counted, I'll be proud to escort Jim Tedisco down the center aisle of the House to be sworn in as our newest member," Boehner said.

The Republican National Committee weighed in as well, arguing that the closeness of the race is a broader reflection of the public's displeasure with the president's policies.

"Everybody knows that the Democrats would have won this race easily if it were held last November, in a district President Obama won and the Democrat congressional candidate carried with 62 percent of the vote," said Curt Anderson, a consultant to the RNC. "The ground is clearly shifting. The Murphy campaign staked everything on the President and his economic policies and the chances are quite good that they will lose when all the ballots are counted."

The race is essentially on hold until April 14 when all of the absentee and military ballots have been received and a re-canvas begins. But, the spin war between the two parties will fill that time void for all the political junkies out there. And that part of the race has only just begun.

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 1, 2009; 12:54 PM ET
Categories:  House  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Stevens Cleared in Alaska?
Next: The Best State Political Blogs (Continued)

Comments

Well, this article is already outdated. Tedisco has taken the lead after recanvassing. And it amazes me that the Democrats are claiming that Murphy will get the exact same percentage of votes from the absentee ballots that he got during the election, even though the returned absentee ballots favor the Republicans as far as registration numbers are concerned. Furthermore, we all know that the military ballots will favor Republicans; they always do.
And speaking of the military ballots, there is an article in The Weekly Standard detailing how the Democrats on the Election Board voted against sending the ballots out earlier so that the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan could get them in time. Disenfranchisement of a Republican-leaning constituency is the only way to describe this. The Democrats support the troops until it comes time to count their votes, then they use every procedural trick in the book to keep military votes from being counted.

Posted by: Bob65 | April 3, 2009 12:15 AM | Report abuse

Drindl, save this post and each time you do feel like a Republican “values” party ranting please read it come back to earth.

Bill Clinton -- Married, got BJs from Monica in the White House, lied under oath, and pointed his finger at the American people and lied to them. Showed his contempt for “values” when he pardoned convicted child molester Democratic Congressman Mel Reynolds.

John Edwards -- Vice_Presidential candidate, Presidential candidate, Senator, and decided to bonk a campaign consultant while his wife was dying of cancer, and then lied about it.

Eliot Spitzer -- Considered the next great Democrat sure to win the presidency. Married Governor of New York and former prosecutor of prostitution who decided to commit adultery with high-priced prostitute on a regular basis.

Barney Frank – Had sex with a male intern who he hired to work for him, and then used Congressional office to fix intern’s parking tickets and pressure probation officers. Frank’s lover ran male prostitution business out of Frank’s home for almost two years.

Every party has its black sheep, but they’re seldom the President, candidate for President and Vice-President (Edwards); the next great candidate for President (Spitzer), and the repeatedly re-elected (why?) architect of the Fannie Mae/Freddic Mac disaster (Frank) who had a male prostitution business running out of his house. These men are your standard bearers? They barely have standards.

Posted by: BothSides | April 2, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

210 votes exactly, I guess the "fix" is already in.

Posted by: gerrypooh | April 2, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

If they had only let Caroline Kennedy have the seat.

Posted by: newbeeboy | April 2, 2009 8:35 AM | Report abuse

This is interesting and humorous, but obviously they can't know this.

And if they DO get the number right, then something's fishy!

Posted by: mypitts2 | April 2, 2009 12:53 AM | Report abuse

Dear Fix

Nice try to spin a "Murphy Win" but in the end it will be Tedisco Murphy keeps losing votes on the recount he is now under 25 vote lead.

VJ Machiavelli
http://www.vjmachiavelli.blogspot.com
NO MORE SCHUMER
NO MORE PELOSI
NO MORE RANGEL
NO MORE ENGEL AND HIS MILLION DOLLAR HOME IN MARYLAND

Posted by: VJMachiavelli1 | April 2, 2009 12:23 AM | Report abuse

Thank you Superpower! And matt- how did I lose when I am still waiting to see some sort of cogent argument in defense of your evil value system? hahaha what a twit you are... No offense- just what a simp.

Posted by: starvingactor | April 2, 2009 12:10 AM | Report abuse

You lose. Get some rest.

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 11:02 PM | Report abuse

My goodness how a mere few years can seem like a lifetime ago. Back then I would have never imagined myself calling my fellow Democrats the incarnation of everything disgusting and evil and ugly. Of course I don't think these neo-libs are anything of the true liberals of my era at all. They are fakes and they are thugs and they have usurped the Democratic party.

Posted by: pouran-doukht | April 1, 2009 10:55 PM | Report abuse

My money is on starvingactor...

Posted by: Superpower | April 1, 2009 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Bunch of flaming idiots, listen to this factual report dated
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009

Federal Tax Burden/Contribution by State
Set your irony meters on high before reading this report listing states by their proportionate federal money received to federal taxes paid, the worst net takers (receivers) at the top, highest net donors at the bottom:

Net Federal Tax Recipients:
1 New Mexico $2.03 (for each dollar sent to Federal Govt)
2 Mississippi $2.02
3 Alaska $1.84
4 Louisiana $1.78
5 West Virginia $1.76
6 North Dakota $1.68
7 Alabama $1.66
8 South Dakota $1.53
9 Kentucky $1.51
10 Virginia $1.51

8 of the 10 worst offenders, receivers of tax money paid by others, voted Republican in the last presidential election (NM and Va being the newly minted blues), whose base is ardently against such a system of tax and redistribute. Likewise at the other end:

Net Donors (of Welfare) to Federal Govt.:
40 Massachusetts $0.82
41 Colorado $0.81
42 New York $0.79
43 California $0.78
44 Delaware $0.77
45 Illinois $0.75
46 Minnesota $0.72
47 New Hampshire $0.71
48 Connecticut $0.69
49 Nevada $0.65
50 New Jersey $0.61

We find all of the most generous 10 went blue last year. Draw your own conclusions. One might be "be careful what you wish for"...

Posted by: enough3 | April 1, 2009 10:50 PM | Report abuse

ahhhh, I get it...matty's bedtime was 9:30 and mommy found him... nighty night child.

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 10:17 PM | Report abuse

8 minutes,a nd no matt...he is phoning a friend for HELP!! hahahaha

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

matt I bet, will prove me right- slinging vituperative spew and epithets, not making an argument or taking my challenge to explain how some major planks to the dem platform are NOT unconstitutional- because he cannot..they are the enemies of freedom!

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

I guess you were too busy hallucinating delusions of righteousness to get when I said earlier that it is merely a nom d'plume which you maybe should look up! hahahaha
Golly youpeople are so easy. No wonder the media and "music" industry have you controlled right down to how much you alot to pairs of socks and the rest to obediently buying their crap.

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 10:05 PM | Report abuse

if you are not a crazy freak hysterical twit democrat matt, explain in logic and reason- not epithets- how murdering almost-born babies is protecting their right to life! Explain how disarming victims protects their right to life! How does stealing our money protect private property!?!?

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Head to a soup kitchen and ask a liberal for something to eat. Hunger has made you delusional.

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

but look matt- it is a natural reaction for you- you really honestly thought you were voting for a party that wanted to be righteous and do good in the world! Not a party that says GLOBAL WARMING GLOBAL WARMING (the cure is kill almost everyone- shshshsh!!!!!)- I would freak out too to learn I was DUPED BY EVIL into helping it!!

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

matt- grab a mirror and see who is projecting!

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 9:56 PM | Report abuse

your highness of zouk- because it IS- the 210 count until we win ACORN votes...

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

You are closer to a complete breakdown than you think.

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

only a freak democrat who cannot get that IS has one meaning would think that a term of endearment equates to misogyny hahahaha and your feeble attack at the nom de plume was tried earlier...

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

why do I have the feeling that these are same 210 votes that put al franken over the top.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | April 1, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

No wonder you're starving. Who'd hire you with that misogynistic streak?

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

and gilly baby out-conservatived sweeney

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

"This district has gone democrat for years now."

It sure has.

THREE of them.

That's when Gillibrand beat Sweeney. Two thousand six.

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Which poll says that - Zoukby? Raszoukssen?

Give a source, zukebot. I dare you.

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

If the Dems lose, they'll just demand a recount until they find enough votes to win... Donkey style.

Posted by: Superpower | April 1, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

So libs have gone from an approval of 62 percent down to 49 percent in just a few months. A clear indication of the acceptance of the bunglers policies.

This twit just gave the Queen of England an iPod as a gift. How utterly out to lunch can a person be?

The guy even failed as a first dog catcher. Those poor little girls, subject to the same empty promises as the rest of us.

Seems like president Paris is having little success by spreading her legs for the world. Bring back the cowboy. What do we to lose. Except maybe socialism.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | April 1, 2009 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Obama won this district by 10,000 votes. Murphy's lead is down from 65 to now only 25. Once absentees are counted, Tedisco will be the clear winner. Obama and Biden pushed hard to get Murphy elected. This district has gone democrat for years now. All of a sudden, the GOP will likely come out with a win here. I believe Obama's shine is vanishing and many who voted for him are now wishing they hadn't.

Posted by: commonlogic | April 1, 2009 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Gumption? Where I come from, we call that cowardice.

By "their party" we mean that of the conservatives, right?

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 9:34 PM | Report abuse

In this particular congressional district- it is not so much who is dem or who is republican..the winners ARE however predominantly CONSERVATIVE....crazy as it sounds, there remain a few conservatives with the gumption to claim they are democrats, in the face of the evil their party has become!

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

ACORN? Ha ha! Show me a vote cast by "Mickey Mouse." Go ahead, show me.

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 9:21 PM | Report abuse

If we can keep ACORN out of it Jim Tedisco will win it hands down.

Posted by: bobojake | April 1, 2009 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Killing? Don't beg the question. Let's just ask: Is California being "killed"?

And as for that "in-law" crack, are we suggesting that Gov. Schwarzenegger hides behind his wife's skirts?

Here's my advice: Don't project.

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Are you kidding me? It won't be close!

Murphy's got this one pretty much wrapped up. They'll keep "finding" ballots until the Democrat wins.

Just like the election in Minnesota and the one a few years back in Washington State.

Posted by: mattroyal | April 1, 2009 8:38 PM | Report abuse

If this is the big Republican district as other posters have said, and the Republicans should win it by a landslide, then why was this election conducted to fill the seat previously held by DEMOCRAT Kirsten Gillibrand?
Looks to me like the Dems are losing ground.

Posted by: MissButterfly | April 1, 2009 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Who is killing Califorina? How about a demorat controled legislature? Funny how O'bots forget that. Apparently a BIG demorat victory in NY is holding on to a seat they already had, eh?

Posted by: DickTuck | April 1, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

California is ruled by a Kennedy in-law

Posted by: morest39 | April 1, 2009 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Malex130:

Here are the verifiable facts: The district has a very large Republican enrollment advantage. Specifically, as of November 2008, there were 113,354 "active" Democrats and 180,810 "active" Republicans. "Active" is a term within the election law that describes a voter's status and current eligibility. That is a Republican advantage of over 67,000 voters. You can look it up yourself at the website of the New York State Board of Elections.

http://www.elections.state.ny.us/NYSBOE/enrollment/congress/congress_nov08.pdf

Posted by: kjharrison1 | April 1, 2009 7:30 PM | Report abuse

"Failed liberal state"?

Let's put this in authoritarian terms, the only kind a Republican can process:

Who rules California?

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse

They don't need to count the votes, the dems already said that they will win by 210 votes. They'll not stop until the vote comes out the way they want it.

Posted by: morest39 | April 1, 2009 7:26 PM | Report abuse

I see losing brings out a lot of GOP anger. Get used to it fools.

PS Big winner last night, Bobby Jindal, right Chris?

Posted by: havok26 | April 1, 2009 7:22 PM | Report abuse

KOOLKAT: Nice spin. This is a defeat for the Democrats that won this district by over 60% in November (and it in fact turns out to be a lie that it has a Republican registration advantage) and in the end Tedissco is going to win. Dustbin of history? That's where your party is headed when voters realize the amount of government debt you people are going to run up, doubling the debt run up from every president from George Washington to George W. in just 5 years of Obama's disasterous overspending.

Posted by: malex130 | April 1, 2009 7:06 PM | Report abuse

KOOLKAT: Nice spin. This is a defeat for the Democrats that won this district by over 60% in November (and it in fact turns out to be a lie that it has a Republican registration advantage) and in the end Tedissco is going to win. Dustbin of history? That's where your party is headed when voters realize the amount of government debt you people are going to run up, doubling the debt run up from every president from George Washington to George W. in just 5 years of Obama's disasterous overspending.

Posted by: malex130 | April 1, 2009 7:06 PM | Report abuse

TO NEWAGEBLUES: If you want to talk about government subsidies from blue to red states, I think your assumptions are badly outdated with all the bailouts of banks and financial institutions most of which are based in New York State and California. Add into that the bailout of auto companies, or more exactly the UAW, in Michigan and I don't think it's even arguable that somehow red states are sucking off blue states. In addition, you have billions in "stimulus" money going to the failed liberal state of California. Those 3 blue states are now clearly the lead parasites in sucking funds out of the rest of the nation.

Posted by: malex130 | April 1, 2009 7:03 PM | Report abuse

210 happens to be the number of certified dead democratic voters.

Posted by: schratboy | April 1, 2009 6:32 PM | Report abuse

obamas going to take your money with or without a war

Posted by: donredbear | April 1, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

interesting comment, koolkat_1960 (5:54PM), about the federal gov't redistributing a lot of money every year from blue states to red states. That's one subsidy Repubs don't want to talk or think about.

Posted by: newageblues | April 1, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

maybe obama can run all the companys in america , oh i forgot he couldnt run a one flavored ice cream stand

Posted by: donredbear | April 1, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse

I have one thing to say chavez and obama could be brothers but obamas way more socialistic

Posted by: donredbear | April 1, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

starvingactor doesn't know the difference between a fetus and a baby- all the same to him, it ain't his belly he wants declared community property

Posted by: newageblues | April 1, 2009 6:06 PM | Report abuse

((the babe falls off chair laughing))

and zouk plays golf with JakeD!!!

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

you know koolkat, you bring up a very good point.

we were blinded by 9-11.
blinded into loyalty of a president who sold us out.
and never caught the enemy-took our money-and made us believe in a second war with Iraq for daddy.

maybe it was part of the Master Plan of the New World Order.
Have a tragedy and everyone will love you for --oh say, 5 years. Enough to get re-elected.
Then the truth hits.

Why did America sleep?
Because Bush was in office.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

PORKULUS, which is one of the main, irrefutable, examples of "blowing it". Add up all the spending by any president and it won't come near Obama's and he's not done yet. You go ahead and follow your false messiah and his teleprompter blindly off a cliff.

Porkulus? messiah? teleprompter?

Commonlogic is zouk!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 1, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

"...and yet below where Bush's were in his first year. I know, shocking. Not that the mainstream media would ever tell you that. That's right, Americans. George Bush had higher approval ratings numbers in his first year than Obama has, but our media wants you to believe the Obama is beloved like none before him."

Actually, Bush's numbers were very mediocre until 9/11, when they skyrocketed -- when Democrats joined Repubs in support of the president.

Now, of course, selfish Repukes are hoping the president fails. Quite an interesting turn of events.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 1, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

"...and yet below where Bush's were in his first year. I know, shocking. Not that the mainstream media would ever tell you that. That's right, Americans. George Bush had higher approval ratings numbers in his first year than Obama has, but our media wants you to believe the Obama is beloved like none before him."

Actually, Bush's numbers were very mediocre until 9/11, when they skyrocketed -- when Democrats joined Repubs in support of the president.

Now, of course, selfish Repukes are hoping the president fails. Quite an interesting turn of events.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 1, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

"As for free loaders, I say it nicely: Are you beyond ignorant? The free loaders are mostly those waiting around for government hand-outs and for someone else to pay their way. Sounds familiar; very much like most Obama voters."

Actually, it sounds a lot more like the red states, which get a lot more $$ from Washington than they contribute.

By the way, numbnuts, among the many places Obama won was Loudoun County, VA, which has the highest average household income in the country. Not many freeloaders living here, einstein. Do you even know any Obama voters? Or are you just talking out of your butt like most rightwingnuts?

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 1, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

atacoma said: "If you want a referendum on Obama, you need to look at his approval numbers. Those so far are stable."

...and yet below where Bush's were in his first year. I know, shocking. Not that the mainstream media would ever tell you that. That's right, Americans. George Bush had higher approval ratings numbers in his first year than Obama has, but our media wants you to believe the Obama is beloved like none before him.

By the way, ever notice how this author has ready access to information from Democratic party sources? You get the occassional quote from a Republican source, but this author seems to have immediate access to any and all detail information he wants from the Democrat party.

He must just be that good of a journalist....or a shill for the DNC. One or the other.

Posted by: dbw1 | April 1, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Everybody knows that the Democrats would have won this race easily if it were held last November, in a district President Obama won and the Democrat congressional candidate carried with 62 percent of the vote," said Curt Anderson, a consultant to the RNC. "The ground is clearly shifting.


Translation: We're just going to ignore the actual results and proceed with the prepared spin we already had in the can for a Tedisco victory, 'cause we figure Cillizza is gullible enough to buy it.

Can't really argue with them on that point.

Posted by: PeterPrinciple | April 1, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

There is no way to spin this. Murphy was an unknown and Tedisco is a well known politician. If there was a huge backlash against Obama, Tedisco should have won handily.

I don't even understand how this district could be considered a referendum anyway. Does NY-20 come even close to representing average america?

Somehow, I don't think so.

If you want a referendum on Obama, you need to look at his approval numbers. Those so far are stable.

Sorry Republicans, you can't spin this one. the only people who will believe your spin are the dittoheads.

Posted by: atacoma | April 1, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse


ha ha

off the cliff

wake up

we have already landed in the grand canyon. the fall is over with. bush saw to it.
AND- with his last grasp of presidential power, he passed the economic stablization act of 2008...up to the last minute, he signed law and enabled USCODE to be written so AIG could pull THEIR last ace card out of their pocket with the bonuses. all courtesy of bush's last signed bill.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

dencal26 wrote: "EVERY SINGLE CASE of VOTE FRAUD since and including 2000 has been by Democrats. In fact Black Democrats to be precise. Sorry but these are the facts."

Really? Wow. But it took me about one minute to find these two counter-examples on the Internet (I'm sure there are more):

* Rachel Hoff pled guilty to the misdemeanor of notarizing absentee ballot signatures without actually witnessing them during the 2004 South Dakota Senate race, when she was working for the state Republican Party on behalf of John Thune, who went on to beat Tom Daschle.

* Randy Thompson, the Republican judge-executive of Knott County, Kentucky, faces a federal prison sentence after U.S. District Court jury convicted him of trying to buy votes by misusing taxpayers' money to improve privately owned driveways and to build private bridges. The judge-executive is the top executive in most counties in Kentucky. Thompson was appointed to the position in 2006 after his predecessor was convicted and went to prison for buying votes.

White Republicans, both.

Given these facts, how does one avoid the clear implication that you are merely an ignorant and ill-informed racist?

Posted by: nodebris | April 1, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

drindle:
The only tax evaders I've seen lately are Obama's nominees. As for free loaders, I say it nicely: Are you beyond ignorant? The free loaders are mostly those waiting around for government hand-outs and for someone else to pay their way. Sounds familiar; very much like most Obama voters.

Posted by: commonlogic | April 1, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse


common logic
you best go back and read your entry --that i commented on then.

because you come off like you are saying President Obama is "spending like crazy".

So where is it?
He's only signed about 5 laws.
Where's the massive massive spending.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse

thebabenemo: Learn to read. No one claims the massive, massive spending is in the legislation you cited. These bills are small examples of "blowing it" all by themselves (thanks for mentioning them). However, we can survive these; like the many blunders of many presidents. These are in addition to PORKULUS, which is one of the main, irrefutable, examples of "blowing it". Add up all the spending by any president and it won't come near Obama's and he's not done yet. You go ahead and follow your false messiah and his teleprompter blindly off a cliff.

Posted by: commonlogic | April 1, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse


teatime:
dems are as crooked as the day is long. Obambi will have his day in court soon. Just saving the Tony Rezko deal for the right moment.

Love your patriotism. Our President is a crook. I want to know.
How is our President Obama a crook?
The Rezko case? Puhleeze.
Ask Dick Cheney about Scooter.

again, how is our President Obama a crook?


Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I predict a 798 vote victory for Tedisco. Do I get that in a headline of a post, too?

Posted by: JTR555 | April 1, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

okay commonlogic:
i will bite--
"like the massive, massive spending"
Where is the massive spending in this rescue bill? Quote me from the new legislation where there is massive massive spending for pork. And where is it coming from and going? Where's the pork in HR1? Tell me.

"I am equally critical of many things Bush did, including the spending but his spending is a small, minute fraction of Obama's, and he's not done yet."
-Bush started the 11.3 deficit with a 6.1 trillion tax plan in his 3rd month in office. That never worked and helped get us in this mess 8 years later.
-Bush added to it by taking trillions for No Child Left Behind without enforcing the law at the state level--and the money was gone with the wind.
-He asked Congress, in 2002 & 2003 for 8 trillion for Iraq, Hussein, and Shock & Awe and got it.

"Also, like speaking to Russia is some accomplishment. All presidents have spoken with Russia or the USSR and hundreds of other countries".
As soon as Bush knew Vladimir was leaving and Medvev(sp) was coming in, he drew the line in the sand with Georgia. And put us in a very sad situation with Russia.

There is no doubt about it. The Bush family has just about killed this country in their quest for the New World Order.


Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

That a Republican party which laments trial lawyers and their "frivolous lawsuits" would file a lawsuit in the morning hours of election day, before any violations by Democrats have surfaced, is the height of hypocrisy.

And by a candidate who doesn't even live in the NY-20 district. The GOP rails against big government and same old politicians, then runs a 27 year senior veteran of the nasty, corrupt Albany NYS Assembly against someone who has never run before is another hypocritical joke.

In Dutchess County many Murphy signs were repeatedly "removed" so this lawsuit is just another GOP tactic to discredit the most basic process in our fading democracy.

Sore winers and sore losers - that's the Republican party.

Posted by: enough3 | April 1, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

TheBabeNemo

republicans have always been crooks

How many cabinet appointees failed to pay their taxes?

What did Barney Frank (clown) say about Freddie Mac in 2004?

dems are as crooked as the day is long. Obambi will have his day in court soon. Just saving the Tony Rezko deal for the right moment.

Posted by: TeaTimesUp | April 1, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

"Even if you took every last penny from the rich, you couldn't pay for it. Then who will create the jobs. "

'The rich' create jobs. No, you boob, 'the rich' are mainly a bunch of freeloaders and tax evaders. that you working class geniuses champion them while they take your money is hilarious.

Posted by: drindl | April 1, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

More fodder from the Dems. One problem with their model. They assume that the absentee ballots are distributed among the counties the same as the percentage of the Election Day vote.

Wrong.

Look at where the ballots were actually sent and returned from. The vast majority of them are from Saratoga County where Tedisco wamped Murphy.

Watch as the Dems whine when the absentee ballots put Tedisco over the top. "It's not fair!"

Well, Murphy's lead is down to 25 votes now after reporting errors have been corrected. It will be gone once the absentee ballots are counted and further diminished once all the military ballots are received by April 13.

Posted by: JTR555 | April 1, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

thebabenemo:
"-how is joining the UN Humanity Council blowing it?"
"-how has HR1 and the Homeowners Affordability bill blown it?"

Thanks for stating a few minor examples of him blowing it. Funny how you leave out the major ones ... like the massive, massive spending. Even if you took every last penny from the rich, you couldn't pay for it. Then who will create the jobs. Open your eyes. Who is going to pay for it. You are not going to be happy with the way things are a few years from now, but it may be too late for this country. I am equally critical of many things Bush did, including the spending but his spending is a small, minute fraction of Obama's, and he's not done yet. Also, like speaking to Russia is some accomplishment. All presidents have spoken with Russia or the USSR and hundreds of other countries. The question is, what do the talks actually accomplish?

Posted by: commonlogic | April 1, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

dencal, i see, is a racist. typical.

'mildly creative drindl...yet, still you fail to actually refute- or even superficially TRY to refute, a single point I have made. '

when you make one, i will.

Posted by: drindl | April 1, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

hmm

I'm hearing as-yet-uncomfimred reports of a 75 vote reporting error in Columbia County - putting Tedisci inteh lead....

Posted by: lynn_sticker | April 1, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

EVERY SINGLE CASE of VOTE FRAUD since and including 2000 has been by Democrats. In fact Black Democrats to be precise. Sorry but these are the facts.

Posted by: dencal26 | April 1, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

dencal:
no, that was the repulsive MIB(s) that came in the back door of the polling place "to check on the computers".

You know, like Miami Dade County and Palm Beach

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Democrats already have the " Votes" hidden somewhere in someones trunk

Posted by: dencal26 | April 1, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

what species?
i'm not sure however, I do know that Roe vs Wade was based in Texas.
what's that tell you?
I will try and see if a Republican sponsored that bill way back in 1973.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

The Dems already have the 210 Votes in someones trunk as we speak.

Posted by: dencal26 | April 1, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

"What species, as a matter of convenience, murders their own babies?"

christ, you really don't know much, do you? Your ignorance is rather appalling. Go to college [or elementary school] and get back to me. btw, like all Repulsives, you have a real talent for projection:;

" and then detailed the cheap scum thieving fascist traitor murder pig democrats..those incessant whiners...those parasites, those who would do all Americans a favor by going away...."

too bad you can't get a job 'projecting'

and jimbob, perfect moniker for you. your childish reference to France and your mangled punctuation are precious.

Posted by: drindl | April 1, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

"What species, as a matter of convenience, murders their own babies?"

I could tell you (it was in The Post just last week), but then I'd have to train my mind-degrading microwave weapons on you.

Oh wait.

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse


yeech-
yes, exactly like that 2000 election whereby a crooked florida secretary of state made sure that the executive branch could elect yet another Bush.

republicans have always been crooks.
we find out about it years later,
get a dem in office to clean up,
he naturally gets blamed for the years of crooked"ness"..
he cleans it up,
we elect a republican (by ever so slightly crooked means)
and we get in another decade long mess.

nice circular flow.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse


i can't believe it!
"Obama had a chance to be a great president and he's blown it or will blow it".....

let's see, it is the 72nd day of his presidency and he has blown it!

i am wondering if there is logic on the blog today?
-how has freezing regs so crooks don't use rules and regs to skirt laws and code to buy $87,000 area rugs blowing it?
-how has stopping CEO(S) from stealing money and 401(k) monies out of your babies' mouths blowing it?
-how is talking with Russia blowing it?
-how is joining the UN Humanity Council blowing it?
-how has HR1 and the Homeowners Affordability bill blown it?

Bush blew it big time. We do the checklist on him all the time here.
Mission Accomplished is the first one on the list.....

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

bsimon1: I'm offended when you say it took me 60 days to realize Mr. Inexperienced is "blowing it" or has "blown it". I knew it when he pushed through irresponsible PORKULUS bill. If a person makes a series of irresponsible decisions, unless one is a fool, it shouldn't take long to make a judgement. I was willing to give him a chance or benefit of the doubt. Look at history. There will be a temporary economic bubble. With so much spending there has to be. But it will soon burst. In the end, there may be more economic equality ... we'll all be poorer and more miserable, overtaxed and destitute. Except for the elected liberal elite you seem to support.

Posted by: commonlogic | April 1, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Democratiks Rule! they can tell us, within one vote of the outcome, they have the ACORN false registrations and names of servicemen whose ballots they trashed. So what's new when it comes to corruption and elections when the race is close with Democrats.

Posted by: Yeeeech | April 1, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Of course they predict, with great accuracy, the outcome, they have the false registrations made by ACORN and the list of servicemen whose votes they tossed. So what's new with corrupt voting when it comes to the Democratics?

Posted by: Yeeeech | April 1, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Did I miss something? Are all the votes counted? No? Then keep quiet!

Posted by: suz53 | April 1, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

an afterthought for drindl: you know- speaking of extinction...abortion is an actual factor in extinction.
What species, as a matter of convenience, murders their own babies? A sow- a gelding actually- first time mom she-pig- may chomp an offspring- but that is when they have not been given oxytocin and has not seen one before- she snaps in anger...then eats... but not all of them... just the surprises that walk up to her face... Anyway... I do love causing demonstrations of the hysterical reactions to a mirror the dems can do..that is why I present a mirror every chance I get. Make you look at yourselves... Republicans do introspection, and so are not shocked as much when shown how we look to objective observers... What can shock is the propaganda spewed by our enemies. How outrageous some of the slime can be. But, I still respect your rights. I have never seen an American campaigning on platforms of erasing the rights of others... But I have seen the dems do it - every time!

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

"must I go on?"

You speak for the Republican Party, so you must.

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

mildly creative drindl...yet, still you fail to actually refute- or even superficially TRY to refute, a single point I have made. And that is your demonstration of intellectual superiority? Feeble...is.... a generous description.

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

newbeeboy: the wealthy ones are down there. If you think they are bad- go to NY and smell the unwashed ones...

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

starvingactor - it's no surprise you're starving. You're a moron.

This is why I think republicans will become extinct. They're devolving rapidly, and already have regressed past the Neanderthal. Soon they will not be able to feed themselves.

Posted by: drindl | April 1, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

the argument clinic....one of the funniest moments of all TV...

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure how New York could have an election as it seems most of them are here in Florida.

Posted by: newbeeboy | April 1, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

"Automatic Gainsaying"!

OMG! That's in my Netflix queue!

Tell me which scene you're in.

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I wish I had a dollar for every time I had to remind a democrat that some CSTFTMPDem ran from an intel briefing to the media who reported how we just near-missed osama, we were sure, becasue a bunker buster hit and their cell phones went wild. That was the LAST day we had a chance to monitor OBL's cell. THAT is because of the dems- in congress and the media. However- while his carcass has not been dragged through manhattan getting spit on, he has not been too awfully successful at attacking us again, has he? And stop pretending that protecting the free-market flow of oil from Iraq and having a free people (instead of more down-trodden peasants from which alqaeda tends to spring forth from) was unimportant. So, the republicans were trying to protect the USA and the dems were aiding the enemy.

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 3:32 PM | Report abuse

"koolkat: Sorry I touched a nerve there. If you want to ignore facts, that's up to you. Fact: This district has gone democrat (and not by small margins) for every election for national office for the past several elections. Fact: The "grand" Obama pushed hard to get Murphy elected. Fact: The GOP will likely win this one (with the absentees) or barely lose it. Hence; the tide is turning and it's thanks to Mr. Inexperienced. Obama had a chance to be a great president but he's blowing it or has already blown it. People starting to see the truth about Mr. Inexperienced and his teleprompter. Fact: Do you realize you can add up all the deficit spending from George Washington through Bush (W) and it is less than Obama's irresponsible massive spending. I suggest you start paying attention to facts and get on board unless of course truth and facts mean nothing to you."

Nice post, but you left out one key fact: The GOP outspent the Dems by $200k on this election.

Sounds like they went all-in to win this one and still fell short.

You can spin all you want about how this district is trending Democratic but all that would mean is that the entire state of New York is now Dem, since this was considered to be the most conservative district in the state. Can't see how this is good news for you.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 1, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

commonlogic writes
"Obama had a chance to be a great president but he's blowing it or has already blown it."

60 days in, commonlogic is closing the history books. At this point in Junior's first term, 9/11 hadn't happened yet. There's a long way to go before conclusions about what's been 'blown' can be drawn. (Insert gratuitous Clinton joke here)

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 1, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

jwoods3 writes
"Jim Tedisco should concede."

No, he shouldn't. They haven't counted all the votes yet.

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 1, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

starving:
....after 9/11 Americans, who always love our country were angry and hurt..the dems were doing their buffalo herd thing and saying yeah, let's party up a good protest about those fellows who expressed genuine heartfelt anger at our atrocities..
They, by the way, NEVER loved the USA.

hey starving, what the heck are you talking about????
It's the repulsive Bush that never caught Public Enemy One and Two.
And then, never put it on the priority list for 7 years.
Now what were the Dems doing again?????
Compared to whom and what????
Bush?
don't go there girlfriend.....

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

koolkat: Sorry I touched a nerve there. If you want to ignore facts, that's up to you. Fact: This district has gone democrat (and not by small margins) for every election for national office for the past several elections. Fact: The "grand" Obama pushed hard to get Murphy elected. Fact: The GOP will likely win this one (with the absentees) or barely lose it. Hence; the tide is turning and it's thanks to Mr. Inexperienced. Obama had a chance to be a great president but he's blowing it or has already blown it. People starting to see the truth about Mr. Inexperienced and his teleprompter. Fact: Do you realize you can add up all the deficit spending from George Washington through Bush (W) and it is less than Obama's irresponsible massive spending. I suggest you start paying attention to facts and get on board unless of course truth and facts mean nothing to you.

Posted by: commonlogic | April 1, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

straight off the kindergarten playground, kk. Automatic gainsaying of anything I write, is not making an argument (I want to thank monty python for some distinctly awesome writing I have borrowed from)....Republicans do not murder innocent babies. We are not trying to erase anyone's freedom.We are not trying to destroy the USA. We are not the people who threw fecal matter on Americans going to political conventions. We are not the party of the murder pig of chappaquiddick.....must I go on? I can you know...

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

the choice is yours:
Republic-a political system or form of government in which people elect representatives to exercise power for them

Democracy - the free and equal right of every person to participate in a system of government, often practiced by electing representatives of the people by the majority of the people

Free market - an economic system in which businesses operate without government control in matters such as pricing and wage levels

Capitalism-an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production and distribution of goods, characterized by a free competitive market and motivation by profit.


Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Jim Tedisco should concede.

Posted by: jwoods3 | April 1, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

"koolkat- I still have not heard an actual connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition from you in defense of the cheap scum thieving fascist traitor murder pig party."

Why would I defend the Republican Party?

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 1, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

poor matt...OK I left out a comma "after 9/11, Americans...." and then detailed the cheap scum thieving fascist traitor murder pig democrats..those incessant whiners...those parasites, those who would do all Americans a favor by going away....

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

"9/11 Americans" wouldn't be anything like "U.S. Americans," would they?

I can lend you a map if you need one.

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

mattintx: um, do I detect the attempt at cogent thoughts trying to dispute something?

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Hey Nemo,me again...I just read the end of your post....after 9/11 Americans, who always love our country were angry and hurt..the dems were doing their buffalo herd thing and saying yeah, let's party up a good protest about those fellows who expressed genuine heartfelt anger at our atrocities..
They, by the way, NEVER loved the USA.

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

TheBabeNemo:

What, exactly, would you envision a loyal opposition party beling allowed to say?

Posted by: JakeD | April 1, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Whoever's writing your lines, friend actor, needs to be fired.

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse


bsimon-
exactly.
to state "stuff" like:
-hoping for Presidents to fail..
-that capitalism is being destroyed...
etc etc etc

the negativity folks....is making me gag on my spoons.

what is it --in your own particular "lot in life" that makes you, without research, to state pessimistic bull .....
what is so bad in your life folks, that you condemn???


Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

BABE NEMO!!! No we are a democratically elected representative republic, and free-market is our system of economics... Capitalism is the part where huge money comes in via investments of folks coagulated via brokers and bankers... it is a sub-system of free-market.

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

koolkat- I still have not heard an actual connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition from you in defense of the cheap scum thieving fascist traitor murder pig party.

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

RECOUNT!!!

Posted by: JakeD | April 1, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

about this trip to Europe -
i guess the protesters (as CNN reports) are "protesting capitalism". I heard that this morning.
This is not a good idea.

Now, all of a sudden, everyone is "down on capitalism"?

I would seriously think twice about that before putting up any protest about capitalism or the destruction of capitalism.

Democracy and capitalism are steadfast foundations of this country. We ARE a capitalist democracy.
And I may add, the best in the world.

We all loved our country after 9-11 didn't we? Where's the love now?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

yourstruly1991
"The Obama administration is destroying capitalism before our very eyes."


Over lunch I walked to a cafeteria, pulled some money I earned at my job out of my pocket and gave it to someone in exchange for food.

Please explain how President Obama and/or his administration is 'destroying' this system of capitalism 'before our very eyes'. I can't see it. Are you wearing special glasses?

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 1, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

"This is a clear victory for the GOP. The Dems and liberal media put out the red herring about the Republican voter registration here. This is as meaningless as greater democrat voter registration in certain parts of the south. Again, a red herring. The truth is that the GOP has not won a "national" (president, congress, senate) election here in many years. Thus this is a big win for the GOP and bad news for Obama. People are starting to get it. Remember, Obama, went all out to get the vote for Murphy. Even though he won this district in the general election by a decent margin, he didn't help much here. The tide is turning."

Keep telling yourself this, ace. When you have no seats left in Congress you can keep mumbling about the tide turning.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 1, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

"kk(k)- the bus admin did NOT fire all the dems in there, much as you all loved to scream about a few getting fired... As opposed to clinton firing ALL of them... But you did not explain how democrats, with their murder babies thing is superior, nutjob. Nor how disarming victims protects our right to life! Or anything of substance..."

Readling your posts is looking walking into a Salvador Dali painting. You are deeply disturbed. Please seek help and avoid sharp objects.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 1, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

"kk(k)- the bus admin did NOT fire all the dems in there, much as you all loved to scream about a few getting fired... As opposed to clinton firing ALL of them... But you did not explain how democrats, with their murder babies thing is superior, nutjob. Nor how disarming victims protects our right to life! Or anything of substance..."

Readling your posts is looking walking into a Salvador Dali painting. You are deeply disturbed. Please seek help and avoid sharp objects.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 1, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

The fact that 49%--or 50 or 52, or whatever it is--of the public would vote for the Democrats is tragic. The Obama administration is destroying capitalism before our very eyes. Doing nothing can be very bad, but what they are doing is worse. I just wish Obama would attend to his ipod or his basketball games and leave us alone!

Posted by: yourstruly1991 | April 1, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT NETWORK.


Google it.


YOU -- or someone close to you -- could be its next victim.


Unless Team Obama -- especially AG Holder, SecDef Gates, SecDHS Napolitano, SecTreas Geithner -- take down the draconian Bush-Cheney extra-legal "torture matrix..."


...an array of secret "programs of personal financial destruction" and government-funded vigilante "community stalking"...


...coupled with the proliferation of mind- and body-degrading "directed energy" microwave radiation weapons -- the Zyklon-B of a grassroots, government-enabled American Gestapo.


Attorney General Holder, you must act NOW to restore human and civil rights in America.


Before the naivete of liberals empowers the saboteurs and Dr. Strangeloves who say "No!" to change.


http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 1, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

This is a clear victory for the GOP. The Dems and liberal media put out the red herring about the Republican voter registration here. This is as meaningless as greater democrat voter registration in certain parts of the south. Again, a red herring. The truth is that the GOP has not won a "national" (president, congress, senate) election here in many years. Thus this is a big win for the GOP and bad news for Obama. People are starting to get it. Remember, Obama, went all out to get the vote for Murphy. Even though he won this district in the general election by a decent margin, he didn't help much here. The tide is turning.

Posted by: commonlogic | April 1, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I will return, but must go...not fleeing an argument!

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

drindl,

I think you ought to run for President in 2012. It sounds like you are damn near perfect. Your goal of America being the next France would be achievable with that power. Every homosexual, left wing nut would love you.

Posted by: jimbobcooter23 | April 1, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

I have no idea of any names of anyone in there, other than eric holder is AG... But, for the argument, I did point out that not everyone in the justice dept was a bush appointee.... That is all that was needed to slap kk's argument to the ground, in my humble opinion....

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I'll bite: Which unfired Democrats worked on the Stevens case? Names, please.

Posted by: mattintx | April 1, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

vas is drindl? Ich verstehe nicht. But- look, who ever you are- you rag a person, and think that means the same as dismantling the party platform. A grotesque disfigured person who fits in with those escaped from hell, who believes in freedom, and respecting the rights of others, is SUPERIOR to any democrat.

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Spin aside, Washington and Warren counties went strong for Murphy and it is reasonable to conclude the absentee ballots will go the same way. The number of ballots that will be returned from military personnel,and those seniors concluding their winter in Florida, are at best difficult to predict, especially in a special election. Whatever the final count, one conclusion everyone should be able to agree on is the existance of a large number of 20th CD Republicans who have moved beyond party registration being a predictor for how they will vote.

Posted by: kin1 | April 1, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

benthere1 writes
"Of course the Democrats can predict the number of votes their candidate will win by."

It will be interesting to compare their projections to the final count. Here in MN, the Franken campaign was remarkably accurate with their predictions of the recount results. There might be an interesting story there for a guy like The Fix. During the runup to the 2008 election, the crew at 538 wrote a lot of stories about the differences in the McCain vs. Obama GOTV teams. Can the Dems retain this advantage? Is it an Obama program, or for the party? Will the GOP improve their efforts & become more competitive/competent in time for 2010?

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 1, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Interesting how he titles the article DEMS EXPECT 210 VOTE VICTORY .... based on some model. Later in the story the MORE LIKELY OUTCOME is revealed -- the ABSENTEE AND MILITARY ballots which will give the GOP a clear victory proving that people with a brain are waking up and realizing how Mr. Inexperienced is destroying this country with his irresponsible spending and government power grab. It's only just begun.

Posted by: commonlogic | April 1, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

kk(k)- the bus admin did NOT fire all the dems in there, much as you all loved to scream about a few getting fired... As opposed to clinton firing ALL of them... But you did not explain how democrats, with their murder babies thing is superior, nutjob. Nor how disarming victims protects our right to life! Or anything of substance...

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Oh look, the new Republican party leader favorite is Newt Gingrich, the sex addict.

*Did you know his first wife was his high school teacher, whom he had an affair with while still in school?

*That he served her with divorce papers while she was in a cancer ward and married a younger woman?

*That he in turn dumped her for the little [underage] choir girl he was molesting at the time, his current wife?

The 'family values party' sure has a lot of skeletons [and drug and sex addicts] in their closet.


"Earlier this month, the top congressional GOP fundraising committees — the NRSC and the NRCC — issued a joint press release announcing that Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) would deliver the keynote address at their annual fundraising dinner. However, Palin’s staff quickly quashed the excitement, saying that “[e]nthusiasm during a scheduling meeting…was misinterpreted as a confirmation of attendance.” Embarrassed, Republicans began trashing the governor. “She was a disaster,” said one Republican source. “We had confirmation.” The GOP has now turned to its second choice — former House speaker Newt Gingrich. The Wall Street Journal reports that Gingrich has agreed to “speak in her place.”

Posted by: drindl | April 1, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

WOW- given the HUGE Republican majority of registered voters, it already looks like a great win for Obama, regardless of the final outcome!

Instead of kicking butt on this election, the best that Republicans can hope for is to quickly pull up their pants and run out the door - wiping the %$^&! off their butts will have to wait.

Posted by: stodayxx | April 1, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

"T the gloating dems: notice they dropped the trumped up charges against Stevens ?"

Um, hey there freakazoid, you might wish to note that it was the BUSH Justice Dept that prosecuted Stevens with "trumped up charges" and that it was the OBAMA Justice Dept (the "they" in your screed) that is dropping the charges.

Doesn't that change your conclusion just a bit, you sick nutjob?

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 1, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I see 'benthers' is another brain surgeon. It seems like every R that posts here is dumber and crazier than the one before. Amazing isn't it?

Posted by: drindl | April 1, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

"drindl,

Is stoopider actually a word? If so, I guess it describes you perfectly."

No, I was simply trying to approximate the relentlessly poor spelling and grammar of the usual low IQ repugs that post here. The fact that you don't know whether it's a word is telling, isn't it. genius?

Posted by: drindl | April 1, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Of course the Democrats can predict the number of votes their candidate will win by.

The Democrats will simply print enough new ballots to make sure their candidate wins.

Posted by: benthere1 | April 1, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

"Of course the Democrats can predict the number of votes their candidate will win by.
Like every close race that involves a Democrat they simply print enough new ballots for thier candidate to win."

You mean like Bush vs. Gore, Florida, 2000? Is that what you mean, numbnutz?

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 1, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Are we to assume that until now, absentee votes have been deliberately ignored? Is that how the dems kept "winning" from 1960 onward to 1994? T the gloating dems: notice they dropped the trumped up charges against Stevens ? You vermin dishonest scoundrels are going to go too far one fine day you know. While there are distinct things to be said against particular people in a party- comparing party platforms, it is easy to see that republicanism is superior to your filth. Freedom, life matter most to the Americans. You all want power at all costs...at the expense of the people. That to me, is EVIL.

Posted by: starvingactor | April 1, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

dont really think this election has real meaning its just a special election that had been a gop stronghold till 06. The thing i wonder is that, it has long been known the military supports the gop, and so absentee ballots i used to work with calling abenstee voters, so i think these dem projections may be wrong.

Posted by: dee150586 | April 1, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Of course the Democrats can predict the number of votes their candidate will win by.
Like every close race that involves a Democrat they simply print enough new ballots for thier candidate to win.

Posted by: benthere1 | April 1, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

drindl,

Is stoopider actually a word? If so, I guess it describes you perfectly.

Posted by: jimbobcooter23 | April 1, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Remember, elections are fraught with uncertainty.

As the incoming Undersecretary for Expectation Adjustment for the Treasury, I'd like to counsel people not to get their hopes too high - it's likely that we will not see someone from NY seated in the House before the Senator from Minnesota is seated.

Posted by: WillSeattle | April 1, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

What is really frightening is that the Republicans in the House are all clinically insane. Check this out:

"Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on Glenn Beck's TV show yesterday, to talk up her proposed constitutional amendment to stop the Obama administration from replacing the dollar with a global currency:

Bachmann boasted that she's picked up 30 cosponsors so far, to which Beck replied: "I can't believe that you've only got 30 cosponsors. I mean -- how is it you could walk around going, "I just -- this is just, hey, save the dollar.' And only 30 people are willing to say, 'Eh that sounds like a good thing, let's give that a shot.'"

There is absolutely nothing real about this... it is a paranoid delusion she is having. And 30 R cosponsors. they should just back up a van from the local mental hospital [locked wards, please] to the capital, and drag every R out of the chamber in a strait jacket. These people are dangerously ill.

Posted by: drindl | April 1, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Congrats Chris, you got through this article without sounding biased. Thank-you for that.

Posted by: katem1 | April 1, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

when in doubt of a small margin of a win, bring up the absentee and military ballots.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 1, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

"It has begun let's vote all these lousy DEMS out of office.."

LOL> A Dem wins in a 2-1 republican to dem district, and you say, ' it has begun'?

'It' began in 2006 -- the shrinking and eventual disappearance of the GOP. All that's left of it now is the angry, tiny-brained morons of the base. Hopefully they will all become extnct soon too.As they seem to keep becoming stoopider and stoopider and more violent, it can't be soon enough.

Posted by: drindl | April 1, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

"I don't think either side should count this as anything."

Yeah, its a special election, first of all, so its hard to get any meaning from a ridiculous turnout election. Second, while NY-20 is Republican, the country in general is trending Democratic, so a tie seems about right.

I think perhaps the big puzzle is whether the Rush Limbaugh strategy worked. Did it help motivate people to go and vote for Murphy? Remember that voters of the party in power are less motivated and turnout gets lowered. This might have helped counteract that.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 1, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

zmancolumbia writes
"Another embarrassing defeat for the GOP? This... DEM should have won by a landslide..not by 80 votes..."

A couple weeks ago Murphy was down by 20 in the polls; Monday's polls were within at the margin of error. I almost hate to ask, but what's your logical explanation for claiming he "should have won by a landslide"?

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 1, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Another embarrassing defeat for the GOP? This crimianl DEM should have won by a landslide..not by 80 votes...this speaks volumes of how even DEMS are changing their tunes. And lets see those absentee ballots. Military votes 3 to 1 GOP..It has begun let's vote all these lousy DEMS out of office..

Posted by: zmancolombia | April 1, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I don't think either side should count this as anything. Tedisco was an inepdt candidate who shot himself in the foot repeatedly. IF the GOP can get a real candidate to run next elecion they might have a chance to take this seat back. That being said if the Economy turns the corner the GOP won't have a prayer.

Posted by: AndyR3 | April 1, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

wow ... losing by a whisker in a Republican district is what counts for "victory" these days? Boehner et al. are more inept than the Dems ever were ... and that's saying something!!!

Posted by: gso-chris | April 1, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Another embarrassing defeat for the floundering, failing, fading GOP.

Enjoy the dustbin of history, losers!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 1, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company