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House Democrats pull out of Hawaii special election

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced this morning that it will cease spending money in the Hawaii special election race set for later this month, a decision that almost certainly will hand Republicans a victory.

"The DCCC will not be investing additional resources in the [Hawaii's 1st district] special election," said DCCC communications director Jen Crider. "Local Democrats were unable to work out their differences. The DCCC will save the resources we would have invested in the Hawaii special election this month for the general election in November."

To date, the DCCC has spent $313,000 on ads seeking to weaken Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou (R) but has been unable to do so in a meaningful way as an internal party division has made the race close to unwinnable.

National Democrats have spent the last several weeks trying to force state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa out of the race, believing that she and former Rep. Ed Case (D) would split the party vote enough to allow Djou to shoot the gap.

Hanabusa refused to heed calls from national Democrats and held a press conference last week asserting her commitment to the race. She has the backing of Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka as well as much of the Hawaii political establishment; Case is persona non grata among that crowd after his 2006 Senate challenge to Akaka.

All three candidates will appear of the May 22 special election ballot. National Democratic strategists have insisted that the district, which gave President Obama 70 percent of the vote in 2008, will return to their side in November when they will have a more traditional one-on-one vote.

The decision to walk away from Hawaii puts even more pressure on Democrats to win the Pennsylvania's 12th district special election on May 18. (We have made the case that Pennsylvania has always mattered more than Hawaii.)

As of today, the DCCC has spent nearly $650,000 in independent expenditures on the southwestern Pennsylvania district where former congressional aide Mark Critz (D) is taking on businessman Tim Burns (R). The National Republican Congressional Committee has spent $728,0000 on the race.

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 10, 2010; 11:08 AM ET
Categories:  House  | Tags: Charles Djou, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Ed Case, Hawaii  
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Comments

Is 37th a BEDWETTER or not?????


37th could be CLOSETLY A BEDWETTER.

He needs to come

CLEAN

on this BEDWETTER rumor!!!!

The PUBLIC deserves to know because I don't think we can take 37th's opinion seriously here on anything until we KNOW if he is a BEDWETTER or not.

I have heard that he is a BEDWETTER, just not "OPENLY A BEDWETTER" and I think he needs to set the record straight on this

BEDWETTER

issue


.


And I hope that 37th understands how being a BEDWETTER would not effect a Supreme Court Justice's abilities as a Justice.


Posted by: margaretmeyers | May 11, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

The problem with the idea that they can easily take this seat back in Nov. is the fact that when Obama won 70% in this district, he was on the ballot. He won't be in Nov.

Further, the Haw-1st has voted for the GOP candidate for Gov. in each of the last 4 Gov. races.

He Haw-1st is the more prosperous of the two districts, and less unionized. Djou's entire City Council district is within the 1st. Cong. District, meaning he has a base of support built-in to any election.

Come Nov. he'll have organizational help and money from the RNCC. If the lobbyists start to sniff a GOP takeover of the the House in the works, they'll fill his campaign war chest in a hurry. He's an excellent campaigner, and the Dems have not landed a blow on him in the special.

He'll be tougher than they think in Nov.

Posted by: shipwreckedcrew1 | May 10, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse


In honor of the occasion I brought home two puppies from the animal shelter. One is named Elena and the other is Butch.

Posted by: screwjob11 | May 10, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

suzy,


Maybe she thought that Harvard was already overweighted in those areas.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 10, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

After reading the first comments I wondered what in the heck did they have to do with this article.

Anyway, my take, Djou strikes me as an extremely attractive, intelligent, articulate, and moderate Republican.

I'm not sure the Dems can take for granted getting the seat back in November. Unless they have a candidate that is of comparable caliber to this guy.

Of course, he will have to fend off claims that he's a Grey Poupon Elitist, heh heh.

Posted by: bot_feeder | May 10, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Is Kagan GAY OR NOT ???


She let a big crusade about "don't ask, don't tell"


However the White House made a point a few weeks ago saying she wasn't "OPENLY GAY." But they did not go further and actually say whether she was GAY OR NOT.


Well, is she gay or not ????

She could be CLOSETLY GAY The public deserves to know - because this may affect her decisions. We should get a definitive statement. It is OFFENSIVE THAT THIS QUESTION HAS NOT BEEN ANSWERED - AND THERE MAY HAVE BEEN AN ATTEMPT AT DECEPTION ON THIS QUESTION.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 10, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

leichtman1


There may be several gay issues coming before the Court in the future - one is gay marriage - another is whether school children as young has first grade should be taught about gay sex.

The gay community is pressing school districts to adopt rules about sensitivity training at a very young age - training which involves teaching young children about gay sex.

That is an issue which may be before the Court - it is relevant.


Interesting how the GAY ACTIVISTS who are so opposed to harassment and slurs - they are the ones who are so active with the harassment and slurs on this blog.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 10, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse


Is Kagan GAY OR NOT ???


She let a big crusade about "don't ask, don't tell"


However the White House made a point a few weeks ago saying she wasn't "OPENLY GAY." But they did not go further and actually say whether she was GAY OR NOT.


Well, is she gay or not ????

She could be CLOSETLY GAY The public deserves to know - because this may affect her decisions. We should get a definitive statement. It is OFFENSIVE THAT THIS QUESTION HAS NOT BEEN ANSWERED - AND THERE MAY HAVE BEEN AN ATTEMPT AT DECEPTION ON THIS QUESTION.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 10, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

It's true, Brigade. We have zouk, leapin, armpeg, 37th, all with obvious emotional issues and all immature. And something is cognitively askew with 37th too.

You're about the best of the bunch and even so you're painting from a very small pallette.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 10, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler wrote,
"Why are so many of the conservative posters on here such thick-witted mental patients?

There's barely one in ten that don't have serious emotional problems, and about as many who're functionally illiterate.

Even Brigade, who sometimes does clear posts, only does so after a dozen or two useless pieces of juvenile snark."

Snarl. Snarl. I guess you didn't get it out of your system before you arrived.

Posted by: Brigade | May 10, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

you have posted some really dumb comments
here 37th but this one tops them all:

"because this may affect her decisions"

Justice Thomas will just need to sit way away
from her just in case he might just get gay cooties.
again you posted that last night why the hatred?

Posted by: leichtman1 | May 10, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Well, is she gay or not ????Posted by: 37thand0street | May 10, 2010 6:41 PM

.

IS 37th

a

BEDWETTER

or NOT?

Because I have heard he is

a


BEDWETTER.

And if he isn't a BEDWETTER, well why doesn't he


DENY


being a


BEDWETTER and set the record straight?

Posted by: margaretmeyers | May 10, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Is Kagan GAY OR NOT ???


She let a big crusade about "don't ask, don't tell"


However the White House made a point a few weeks ago saying she wasn't "OPENLY GAY."


Well, is she gay or not ????


She could be closetly gay. The public deserves to know - because this may affect her decisions. We should get a definitive statement.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | May 10, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Nobody cares what you wrote.

Posted by: drindl | May 10, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

"This pick up will be huge for Republicans,"

Nope. Teatards who are so far out there they are unelectable in the general will win more primaries, and hand seats to Dems. The Rs may pick up a few, but not as many as they have been touting.

And the Pennsylvania election is about -- Pennsylvania.

Posted by: drindl | May 10, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

drindl


Are you trying to quote me? Because it seems like you are implying I wrote that.


I didn't.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 10, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

So funny that 37 thinks that he knows what 'disqualifies' anyone -- this unemployable sage we have here.

"WHAT EDUCATED PERSON CAN ENDORSE THAT BY VOTING DEMOCRATIC? BYE BYE DUMOCRATS."

Yeah, you're definitely educated ace, 4th grade, at least. Think you could work on unlocking the caps key?

Posted by: drindl | May 10, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

This pick up will be huge for Republicans, even though they likely won't hold this seat in November. However, this will serve as a big boost going into November. The Pennsylvania seat is definately more important. Republicans will win that one as well. Burns will beat out Critz for a huge victory going into the Fall for Republicans. That's one we will keep in the fall also. Democrat's will try to spin it, but in no way can you spin 2 losses in Democratic districts in which the NDCC spent over $1 million dollars on the losses. No way can you spin that. Especially is they lose in a fair and balanced election like Pennsylvania's 12th. They can rightly spin Hawii's 1st. Truth is, the Rust Belt, and particularly Pa. will be a disaster for Democrats in the Fall. They are likely to lose: governer's & Lt. Governor's race and a US Senate seat. Districts that Republicans are an even money bet or better to pick up: 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th. That is 7 Republican pick up potentials plus the Gov., Lt. Gov & the US Senate Seat. Out of those, their best prospect to hold is the US Senate seat, and that's only if Sestek beats out Specter in the 05/18 primary. I think if Republicans can prove worthy by winning the 12th this month, Republicans will gladly take Hawaii's 1st and lose it in November in exchange for these 7 congressional seats & Gov. & Lt. Gov's. races. The US Senate seat will likely be nick and tuck til the end, but Toomey is in better shape if Specter is the D nominee. Obama is helping Specter drive up the black vote in Philly, that is Specter's primary hope. I still think with Obama's campaigning & labor support, Specter will pull out a primary win but it will be close. Sestek has now done good damage to help Toomey in the GE, and this primary is likely to just get deeper and more brutal.

Posted by: reason5 | May 10, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

"Letting young adults stay on their parents' health insurance until they turn 26 will nudge premiums nearly 1 percent higher for employer plans, the government said in an estimate released Monday"


unfortunately you didn't bother to finish the analysis which also stated that employee's
families with this extended coverage will save
close to $200/mo in premiums, an afterthought
to the radical right.

incidentally most employer HC plans already
cover young adults until they are 25 as my plan, so the real cost to employers will likely
be less. Telling the whole story kind of hurts
doesn't it zouk or whatever you are calling yourself today.


"I believe this episode in Kagan's past DISQUALIFIES her"

kind of interesting that you started your gay bashing attacks against her last night 12 hours before her nomination was even official and secondly who appointed you to be g++ in Congress?
Can you kind of understand that when you start
dripping hate and your jake like conclusions
before a nomination is even official, how
little credibility you create?
Do you deny making unseemly attacks against Ms. Kagan last night before the nomination was even official, b/c I can easily retrieve your post.

Posted by: leichtman1 | May 10, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Why are so many of the conservative posters on here such thick-witted mental patients?

There's barely one in ten that don't have serious emotional problems, and about as many who're functionally illiterate.

Even Brigade, who sometimes does clear posts, only does so after a dozen or two useless pieces of juvenile snark.

It really is quite the phenomenon, and I no longer try to resist the conclusion that these developmental disorders are as much a part of conservatism (or what remains of it, more accuratelty) as its nominal positions.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 10, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

DEMOCRATS BY FORCING THEIR MEMBERS OUT OF THE CLOSET AS SOCIALISTS HAVE HANDED THE GOP VICTORIES ALL OVER AMERICA IN NOVEMBER. THEY WILL BECOME A MINORITY PARTY FOR THE REST OF THIS DECADE FOR SURE. THEY HAVE BEEN ARROGANT, DISHONEST, AND HIDDEN ALL THAT THEY CAN FROM THE PUBLIC. WHAT EDUCATED PERSON CAN ENDORSE THAT BY VOTING DEMOCRATIC? BYE BYE DUMOCRATS.

Posted by: cdorbg | May 10, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

DEMOCRATS BY FORCING THEIR MEMBERS OUT OF THE CLOSET AS SOCIALISTS HAVE HANDED THE GOP VICTORIES ALL OVER AMERICA IN NOVEMBER. THEY WILL BECOME A MINORITY PARTY FOR THE REST OF THIS DECADE FOR SURE. THEY HAVE BEEN ARROGANT, DISHONEST, AND HIDDEN ALL THAT THEY CAN FROM THE PUBLIC. WHAT EDUCATED PERSON CAN ENDORSE THAT BY VOTING DEMOCRATIC? BYE BYE DUMOCRATS.

Posted by: cdorbg | May 10, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Come on, conservatives, keep displaying your bigotry toward gays, that's really gonna win you votes in November 2010 and 2012.

Why do military gays have to conceal their sexual orientation? Because some hicks are afraid they'll get oggled in the showers? Because some people are squeamish? Funny .. the homophobes on here are much more lurid and descriptive about gay sex than we gays ourselves are. It's really quite the fascination with them. I don't think I really need to expand on this, it's too obvious.

DADT has been bad for the military. Not only has it forced out good men and women of impeccable service, it has compromised our readiness specifically by creating a lack of speakers of Middle Eastern languages. Way to go, chumps. Just so a bunch of barely-literate backwoods recruits don't have to worry about bending over for the soap. As if.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 10, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Letting young adults stay on their parents' health insurance until they turn 26 will nudge premiums nearly 1 percent higher for employer plans, the government said in an estimate released Monday.

who could have guessed that Lib policies would end up costing everyone more money?

Everyone with a brain, that's who.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 10, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

My understanding is that Congress said gays cannot serve. Clinton said the military cannot ask & the servicemember will be discharged if they come out, thus DADT. I also understand top brass thinks the whole thing has gone too far & should be repealed.


"that is not correct - you should look it up - it is passed by Congress as part of the Military Code of Conduct"

Posted by: bsimon1 | May 10, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

leichtman1


It is military recruiting.

I believe this episode in Kagan's past DISQUALIFIES her -

If she had a history of decisions - and a wider body of work, then items like this would be weighed against that body of work - however we don't have that.

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | May 10, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

bsimon1


that is not correct - you should look it up - it is passed by Congress as part of the Military Code of Conduct

Thank you for playing.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 10, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

37th & O writes
"Don't ask, don't tell is a LAW PASSED BY CONGRESS - AND IT IS THE LAW OF THE LAND."


Actually, DADT is not a law, it is an executive order, issued by President William Jefferson Clinton.

Thanks for playing!

Posted by: bsimon1 | May 10, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

HCR IS ALSO THE LAW OF THE LAND.

R'S INTEND TO INSIST THAT KAGAN OPPOSE THIS, THE LAW OF THE LAND.

YOU ARE A MORON AND PROVE IT EVERY 3 MINUTES.

Posted by: drindl | May 10, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

something gopers might want to think about--new poll:

* Overall, 61% of 2010 voters support and just 31% oppose a bill "that will limit pollution, invest in domestic energy sources and encourage companies to use and develop clean energy. It would do this in part by charging energy companies for carbon pollution in electricity or fuels like oil."

* 54% would be more likely to re-elect their Senator if he or she voted for the bill (just 30% would be less likely to re-elect).

* 51% would be less likely to re-elect their Senator if he or she voted against the bill (just 30% would be more likely).

* 39% of voters now say they are more likely to support it in the wake of the oil spill.

Also: The poll tested a key argument by reform foes -- that it would hike gas prices and hurt middle class families -- and found only 31% agree.

"The American people think it's more urgent to take action now," Benenson tells me. "Americans don't find credible the scare tactics of those who remain opposed to this. It's a potentially potent issue with Amerian voters. It is kind of issue that for many key constituencies defines the basic values of their elected officials and candidates."

Posted by: drindl | May 10, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

so you are suggesting that there are ongoing
military operations on our college campuses?

"Kagan APPARENTLY BELIEVES IT IS APPROPRIATE TO INTERFERE IN LAWFUL MILITARY OPERATIONS"


"she is not a judge, she is not a judge"
Again did you register that same complaint about William Rehnquist?

how about some original thought rather than just repeating what you read on today's
faux news.
Its gotten very very stale.

Posted by: leichtman1 | May 10, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Rehnquist was never a judge-did you have a
problem with him as well or do you like to just
repeat what you hear from Glen Beck?

You would think that the GOP could at least
wait 24 hours: nope

"Sen. John Cornyn, a key Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, ""quickly"" signaled that he has serious questions about confirming Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court"

as if anyone would expect anything different.

shorthand for she is not a right wing ideologue
so why should we confirm her.


Posted by: leichtman1 | May 10, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

To the comment at 1:35

Sounds like Leahy is a birther - He used to be so reasonable that guy.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 10, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

please give examples of Democrats spending too much money.


hahahahahahahahahaha

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 10, 2010 2:17 PM
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I don't think "hahahahahahahahahaha" rises to the level of evidence.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | May 10, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Don't let anyone make you ashamed of being liberal!

Posted by: lgtgirl | May 10, 2010 2:14 PM
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Right on. Liberal comes from the word "Liberty".

Posted by: 12BarBlues | May 10, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

please give examples of Democrats spending too much money.


hahahahahahahahahaha

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 10, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

The anger and misinformation is pouring out of the Republican and Tea Party camps. Stick together, dems, and be proud of the label "Liberal". It was worn well by Roosevelt (Franklin), Kennedy, Clinton, and Obama.

Let's review it's definition: As defined by Webster's Dictionary it means: 1. open to new behaviors or opinions and willing to discard traditional behaviors. as in, if something is not working, move on.
2. favorable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms
3 concerned mainly with broadening a person's general knowledge and experience.

Don't let anyone make you ashamed of being liberal!

Posted by: lgtgirl | May 10, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Kagan was never a judge - so there are no decisions to base any evaluations on - so other things MUST be considered - like here opposition to RECRUITING ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

A Supreme Court Justice MUST support the military - and support EVERYTHING THAT THE MILITARY DOES TO SUPPORT ITS OPERATIONS.


Kagan has a history of OPPOSING MILITARY RECRUITING ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES - BASED ON HER OWN PERSONAL OPPOSITION TO LAWS WHICH HAVE BEEN PASSED BY CONGRESS.


Don't ask, don't tell is a LAW PASSED BY CONGRESS - AND IT IS THE LAW OF THE LAND.


Kagan APPARENTLY BELIEVES IT IS APPROPRIATE TO INTERFERE IN LAWFUL MILITARY OPERATIONS.


It is clear that a theme is emerging in the democratic party - DISRESPECT FOR THE LAW.


If a democrat doesn't like immigration law, just seek to stop enforcement - if a democrat does not like one military policy, interfere with the military recruiting process.

THIS DISRESPECT FOR THE LAW SHOULD DISQUALIFY KAGAN FROM THE SUPREME COURT.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 10, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Interesting how the rightwing posters don't know how to spell, use grammar, punctuation, or capitalization properly.
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And these are the same people who push the English Only movement.

Bwahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: 12BarBlues | May 10, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

"This proves the only way Democrats can stop spending money is if their power comes into question.

Posted by: USMC_Mike "
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Please provide some evidence that Republicans have ever been fiscal conservatives and while you are at it please give examples of Democrats spending too much money.

Otherwise your statement is nothing more than opinion.
Thank you

Posted by: JRM2 | May 10, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

barrysal- You and a very high number of people (too high IMHO) seemed to have defied all odds and created an "evolutionary miracle". You (pl) were born big yesterday with no ability to use the tools of the current technological era! I have one word for you: Google. The for Republican President, George Bush brought this country to its knees and sent the US hurtling into a downward slide of complete destruction. Obama was able to use his elite education to put some strong unpopular measures in place to cushion and stop the impending crash. Now it will take a very long time to fix the damage done. It is even going to be much longer, because the party responsible for the damage is also responsible for delaying and saying NO to every possible choices of fixing the problem. Instead of moving out the way, they have set up hurdles and traps to stop the progressive party from doing what it was elected to do.
And one more thing. It was President Bill Clinton, a DEMOCRAT, who fix the damage done by a Republican and gave the only surplus in this country. We were in the positive. Not been done in the last 100 years! But as smart you are, I am sure you will convince your followers that Clinton was a Republican; after all he failed the morality test.

Posted by: traffikator | May 10, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

"We have some Republicans who would automatically oppose anybody who was nominated," Leahy said. "The President could nominate Moses the Law Giver. In fact I told the President, I said you realize if you'd nominated Moses the Law Giver, somebody would raise, 'but he doesn't have a birth certificate! Where's his birth certificate!'"

indeed.

Posted by: drindl | May 10, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Interesting how the rightwing posters don't know how to spell, use grammar, punctuation, or capitalization properly.

But, of course, if they were more intelligent, they wouldn't believe what they do.

Posted by: drindl | May 10, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

>>People who voted for Obama are evidently not too bright.

Like Obama they do not even know how to work an ipod or the internet.

""With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation," Obama said.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 10, 2010 12:45 PM<<
First you show that you could have voted for Obama since the Republican candidates were far too dunce to be considered by some Republicans. Obama is easily the most educated of all those candidates and most definitely you bumlebee.
Second show valid reasons to discredit his comment; show how those items are not distractions. The iPad is still a fancy gadget which offers nothing that he cannot get on his Blackberry or personal computer. Xbox, Playstation and iPod?? Are these your tools of production?

Posted by: traffikator | May 10, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats in Hawaii have handed the Repubblicans nothing! The Dems have brought this stress upon themselves, by dis-respecting the will of "WE THE PEOPLE", and jamming their Health Care scheme down our throats. Now, PAYDAY IS COMING, THIS NOVEMBER, ON ELECTION DAY WHEN "WE THE PEOPLE" MOST CERTAINLY WILL BE HEARD. ON THAT DAY WE WILL HEAR THE SPLASH OF ALL THE DEMS WHO WALKED THE PLANK FOR PELOSI, REID, AND OBAMA. VOTES DO HAVE CONSEQUENSES. AND THIS NOVEMBER "WE THE PEOPLE" WILL VOTE.

WE'LL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!

Posted by: barrysal | May 10, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Obimbo take note:

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says he will resign by September

do the honorable thing berry.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 10, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

howie14, I hope you're not talking about me with your "out-of-sight liberalism" quip. I was quoting Vickie (hence the quotation marks that I used). Also, this thread is not about SCOTUS, it's about the Dems in Hawaii. I commented on that at 12:03.

What's your take on the Dems in Hawaii?

Posted by: dognabbit | May 10, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Straw grasping 'members' of a party cemented in time to a failed political philosophy still do not CHANGE the facts.
RepubliKKKans have always represented a (now diminishing) angry, racist minority and they always will.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | May 10, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Straw grasping 'members' of a party cemented in time to a failed political philosophy still do not CHANGE the facts.
RepubliKKKans have always represented a (now diminishing) angry, racist minority and the always will.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | May 10, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

People who voted for Obama are evidently not too bright.

Like Obama they do not even know how to work an ipod or the internet.

""With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation," Obama said.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 10, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

This proves the only way Democrats can stop spending money is if their power comes into question.

Posted by: USMC_Mike | May 10, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I love the comment posters here. Someone feels the need to post her comment TEN times. Someone can't even spell B-A-R-R-Y correctly. Someone complains about "out-of-sight liberalism" even though this post has NOTHING to do with that and this President always chooses the "moderate" path. Look at this morning's SCOTUS nominee, for example.

Posted by: howie14 | May 10, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Check this out, Virginians:

'It was the last recorded act of official anti-Semitism by the United States government. Boy, was it ever recorded! On Sept. 24, the presidential recordings program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs released transcripts of Nixon White House tapes concerning the unauthorized publication in the New York Times and the Washington Post of the Pentagon Papers. Some of these conversations were previously transcribed by the nonprofit National Security Archive, but many were not. Among the previously untranscribed conversations is President Nixon's historic inquiry into a topic unrelated to Daniel Ellsberg's leak: How many Jews were employed at the Bureau of Labor Statistics?

Loyal readers of this column are aware of my fascination with this repulsive episode. The Miller Center's new transcriptions are accompanied by audio, allowing us not merely to remember this squalid transaction but to relive it. Kenneth J. Hughes, the Miller Center's Nixon tapes editor, has kindly furnished Slate with the memo traffic concerning the Jew count, including a never-before-published memo by White House personnel director Fred Malek confirming the planned transfer of three Jews to less-visible jobs and the effective demotion of a BLS deputy with a Jewish-sounding surname. Malek."

"Now, right-wing Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has hired Malek to chair a 31-member commission charged with making recommendations on how to reform government:

The commission will be chaired by former Jew counter Fred Malek, founder of Thayer Capital Partners. Malek, a major Republican donor, served as a finance chairman to Sen. John McCain in 2008 and has also been an adviser to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin."

The group was created to decide which services to slash and what parts of VA can be privatized and sold off, like parks. Perhaps they will sell to the roads to foreign coutries, as has been suggested by other nutcase governors.

Buyer's remorse yet?

Posted by: drindl | May 10, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

This country simply can't afford the Democratic Party's policy. We will be the
"next" Greece the way we're trending now.

Posted by: ohioan | May 10, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

go away vickie/fraud -- no one wants you and your lies here. learn to use a computer while you are at it.

Posted by: drindl | May 10, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Vickie803, you're believing the hype. Those liberals who really ARE advocating for "far horizon to out-of-sight liberalism" are not big fans of Obama. He's not their guy and Obama doesn't stress all that much about their criticism of him.

If you are truly a "liberal Democrat," as you say, then you need to be more concerned about the "far horizon to out-of-sight" conservatives who kicked out GOP veterans such as Charlie Crist and Bob Bennett.

Posted by: dognabbit | May 10, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

vicki803-please be aware that a lie repeated relentlessly is still a lie, contrary to what Mitch McConnell may have told you.

Posted by: DAMNEDGENTLEMEN | May 10, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

somehow I thought that spamming this site like vickie's idiotic comment spammed 8x was against the posting rules.

Posted by: leichtman1 | May 10, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

vicki803-please be aware that a lie repeated relentlessly is still a lie.

Posted by: DAMNEDGENTLEMEN | May 10, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

and we care Why Vicki? That is the oldest GOP
game in the book, not interested.

A totally egotistical move by Hanabusa.

The next time the DCC calls and ask for
money I will tell them not until I see
fools like her get out of the race. Sounds like they were sending her that message
not to expect anymore DCC money be wasted by her stupidity; good move on their part maybe her campaign will now collapse.

Posted by: leichtman1 | May 10, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

For those conspiracy theorists who are convinced that the Democratic Party is a super secret, all-powerful machine that rules with the proverbial iron fist, I give you Colleen Hanabusa. You think that the Democratic Party is totalitarian or fascist or communist or whatever invectives you're hurling about? Don't you believe it!

Posted by: dognabbit | May 10, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

I am so very, very upset with the Democrats. I have been a life long Democrat and considered myself liberal until my party took off for the far horizon to out-of-sight liberalism. I cheered for and voted for Obama. Never again.

Posted by: Vickie803 | May 10, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I am so very, very upset with the Democrats. I have been a life long Democrat and considered myself liberal until my party took off for the far horizon to out-of-sight liberalism. I cheered for and voted for Obama. Never again.

Posted by: Vickie803 | May 10, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I am so very, very upset with the Democrats. I have been a life long Democrat and considered myself liberal until my party took off for the far horizon to out-of-sight liberalism. I cheered for and voted for Obama. Never again.

Posted by: Vickie803 | May 10, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I am so very, very upset with the Democrats. I have been a life long Democrat and considered myself liberal until my party took off for the far horizon to out-of-sight liberalism. I cheered for and voted for Obama. Never again.

Posted by: Vickie803 | May 10, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I am so very, very upset with the Democrats. I have been a life long Democrat and considered myself liberal until my party took off for the far horizon to out-of-sight liberalism. I cheered for and voted for Obama. Never again.

Posted by: Vickie803 | May 10, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I am so very, very upset with the Democrats. I have been a life long Democrat and considered myself liberal until my party took off for the far horizon to out-of-sight liberalism. I cheered for and voted for Obama. Never again.

Posted by: Vickie803 | May 10, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I am so very, very upset with the Democrats. I have been a life long Democrat and considered myself liberal until my party took off for the far horizon to out-of-sight liberalism. I cheered for and voted for Obama. Never again.

Posted by: Vickie803 | May 10, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I am so very, very upset with the Democrats. I have been a life long Democrat and considered myself liberal until my party took off for the far horizon to out-of-sight liberalism. I cheered for and voted for Obama. Never again.

Posted by: Vickie803 | May 10, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

I am so very, very upset with the Democrats. I have been a life long Democrat and considered myself liberal until my party took off for the far horizon to out-of-sight liberalism. I cheered for and voted for Obama. Never again.

Posted by: Vickie803 | May 10, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

The drumbeat begins. throw the bums out. Luckily, most of the bums are liberals. the repubs will elect a diferent repub, not altering the balance of power.

this is the result of the extremism of Obimbo. We had to burn down the village to save the village. Thanks for the wake up call berry.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 10, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

The PERCEPTION is what matters here. The GOP will spin this Democratic loss to kingdom come. The DCCC and Dems in Hawaii blew this big time. What a disgrace that this very Democratic district will have a GOP representative. I strongly suspect he'll lose in November though. Think Cao. Congressman Abercrombie will also suffer because of this loss. He bailed out before the HCR vote and now this...

Posted by: RussellNewYork | May 10, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

This election has no bearing whatsoever on November -- let's get real.

Posted by: drindl | May 10, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

hahahahahaha losers

First Ted Kennedy's seat. then Hawaii. Next up, the seat of the Present ident and the vice prez along with the leader of the Senate.

Call it the Obama effect.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 10, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

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