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Can Bill Clinton save Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas?

1. Former President Bill Clinton, who spent much of the 1980s as the governor of Arkansas, will stump for embattled Sen. Blanche Lincoln today in the Razorback State -- a visit that the incumbent and her opponent Lt. Gov. Bill Halter are casting as a critical moment in their June 8 Democratic runoff.

What neither side disputes is that Clinton, who will join Lincoln at a rally in Little Rock at 12:30 pm, is immensely popular in the state -- particularly among Democrats. (Recent poll numbers we have seen shows roughly six in ten likely primary voters as feeling "very favorable" toward the former president.)

A Lincoln strategist said that Clinton's visit afforded the campaign center stage for a day, a position she has struggled to maintain due to being heavily outspent by Halter and his affiliated groups on television.

"President Clinton's visit will cut through the clutter and give voters a chance to hear the case for Senator Lincoln -- and it's a strong case that will be delivered by a great messenger," said the Lincoln operative.

Not so, according to a Halter ally who noted that internal data for Halter's side shows that while Clinton is "beloved" in Arkansas, most Democratic primary are "already well aware of the fact that he supports Senator Lincoln" and, as a result, there won't be many voters persuaded by the former President today.

Clinton arrives in Arkansas 24 hours after the release of a new Research 2000 poll for the liberal website Daily Kos that shows Halter at 47 percent and Lincoln at 44 percent. (Markos Moulitsas, the founder of the Kos blog,has endorsed Halter.)

Halter has the superior favorability numbers at 63 percent positive and 21 percent negative among likely runoff voters. Lincoln is at 59 percent favorable and 36 percent unfavorable.

Halter also had a fundraising advantage over the past three weeks. For the period ending May 19, Halter brought in $777,000 to Lincoln's $552,000 although the incumbent still has nearly four times as much cash left on hand to spend.

The poll and money numbers suggest that momentum is on Halter's side. But, Clinton has demonstrated time and again his ability to frame a race in a way that can change minds. Can he pull off the trick again in his home state?

2. Ophthalmologist Rand Paul (R) leads state Attorney General Jack Conway (D) 44 percent to 41 percent in the Kentucky Senate race, according to a Research 2000/Daily Kos poll.

The new survey indicates that the recent flap over Paul's controversial comments on the 1964 Civil Rights Act have not done any significant damage Paul's standing among Kentucky voters. His margin is statistically similar to the previous Research 2000/Kos poll, which showed Paul leading Conway 42 percent to 39 percent in the week before the May 18 primary.

Paul's favorability ratings have dipped only slightly since then as 58 percent of voters now view him favorably, compared to 62 percent in the previous poll.

In the latest Kos poll, Paul held a double-digit edge among independents and led in four (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th) of the state's six congressional districts. Conway held a wide 63 percent to 26 percent edge in the Louisville-area 3rd district -- his home base and the most Democratic seat in the state -- and the two candidates were tied at 43 percent in the 6th.

The last Democrat to win a Senate race in the Bluegrass State was Wendell Ford who, after claiming a fourth term in 1992, retired from the Senate in 1998. Sen. Jim Bunning (R) narrowly won that open seat race and, after two terms, is retiring sat the end of this year.

3. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced Thursday that he supports repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy -- a reversal from just three days earlier, when Crist told reporters he thought the policy "has worked pretty well for America".

"Ultimately, as in all military matters I defer to the Pentagon and to the generals and what the Senate is doing today is giving them the ultimate authority to do what is best for our military,'' Crist, who is running for the Senate as an independent, said in a statement Thursday afternoon.

Crist's rivals in the Senate race reacted quickly -- and negatively -- to the reversal. Former state House Speaker Marco Rubio (R), who opposes repeal, said Crist's new position "comes stunningly just three days after telling Florida reporters he saw no need to change the policy."

Rep. Kendrick Meek (D) told reporters on a conference call that "the only thing Charlie Crist stands for from one day to the next is his own self preservation." Meek is in favor of repealing the policy, and his stance may have influenced Crist, who has been wooing Democratic voters since leaving the GOP last month.

It's not the first time Crist has switched sides on an issue - see his recent shift on offshore drilling - and it's not likely to be the last as he seeks to find a way to cobble together independent, Democratic and moderate Republican votes in the fall.

4. Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh may be retiring but he is going all out to try to help elect Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D) to his open seat this fall.

On Monday, Bayh did a conference call with his D.C. donors and Ellsworth on Monday and on Wednesday the Indiana Senator did the same with his national donor base, according to a source close to Bayh.

The Indiana Senator is also scheduled to hold a fundraiser for Ellsworth in New York City on June 7 and then on June 22 will host another Ellsworth event in D.C.. (Bayh also transferred $1 million from his massive $11 million warchest to the Indiana Democratic party in March.)

While Bayh's financial connections will be helpful to Ellsworth, it remains to be seen whether the Senator can transfer his political support to his heir apparent. While Bayh was the child of Indiana political royalty -- his father, Birch, was a longtime Senator -- and boasts a long record of electoral successes (secretary of state, two-term governor, two-term senator), Ellsworth, on the other hand, is a relative unknown statewide having been elected to the southern Indiana 8th district twice.

Democrats believe that Ellsworth's conservative profile on social issues make him a viable candidate in the conservative leaning state. But, polling conducted to date in the general election shows former Sen. Dan Coats (R) with a comfortable lead.

5. If it's Friday, it's the "Live Fix" -- our hour of political power where we chat online with Fixistas from all over the country (and the world) about the latest and greatest in the world of politics.

Between President Obama's oil-spill conference Thursday, the loss of the Republican establishment candidate in Idaho and the ongoing flap over whether or not the White House offered Rep. Joe Sestak (D) a job to get him out of the Pennsylvania Senate race, there should be plenty to chat about.

The festivities get started at 11 am but you can submit questions in advance or just follow along in real time.

Special bonus: We'll unveil the winner of "Worst Week in Washington" in a LIVE video chat at 10:30 am. Tune in!

By Chris Cillizza  |  May 28, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
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Bill has Teflon for skin! Here is a man that cheated multiple times on his wife, had a young woman give him BJs in Oval Office and he inserted a cigar in her! Yet, the dems love him! He was in power at a time when this nation was in a DOT com bubble, real estate bubble and no wars.
He allowed Eron and WorldCom to fail which was a good thing. Monica was and still is a different story that Americans need to recall!

Posted by: usmc1969 | May 31, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

MAYBE I AM WRONG BUT DIDN`T THE CLINTONS TURN THEIR BACKS ON ARKANSAS WHEN THEY LEFT THE WHITEHOUSE.HILLARY WOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN ELECTED A SENATOR FROM ARKANSAS.SO THEY LOADED UP THE CARPETBAGS FULL OF ITEMS THAT WERE MEANT FOR THE WHITEHOUSE AND SNUCK UP TO NEW YORK SO SHE COULD RUN FOR THE SENATE.CLINTON`S AND KENNEDY`S NEED I SAY MORE ABOUT HOW CLOSE THESE TWO FAMILIES ARE TOGETHER.

Posted by: SISSD1 | May 29, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Lincoln wont even win the Democtatic Socialist primary.She is an old hack politician who has been a disgrace to Arkansas. Her vote for Healthcare ruined her in Arkansas. She was not even smart enough to understand not to vote for that bill. Good riddance. GOP will sweep this seat in November and then help throw Obama out of office in 2012 as the worst President since Carter and Clinton!

Posted by: cdorbg | May 29, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Lincoln wont even win the Democtatic Socialist primary.She is an old hack politician who has been a disgrace to Arkansas. Her vote for Healthcare ruined her in Arkansas. She was not even smart enough to understand not to vote for that bill. Good riddance. GOP will sweep this seat in November and then help throw Obama out of office in 2012 as the worst President since Carter and Clinton!

Posted by: cdorbg | May 29, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

I find it disturbing the way Clinton (and Obama) have injected themselves into Democratic primaries. Let's not forget how Clinton also supported Lieberman...which undoubtedly added credibility to Lieberman's campaign when he ran as a 3rd party candidate against the Democratic primary winner (not to mention the fact that Lieberman also supported McCain.) I think the most important question to ask about this is why is Clinton supporting Lincoln? After everything that has emerged about Bill Clinton during and after his presidency, it makes me think twice about any candidate who would associate themselves with this man. One thing he has proven time and time again, he is lacking in integrity. He is unapologetic, arrogant, narcissistic and a stain on the Democratic party (no pun intended). Personally, Clinton's support for Lincoln makes me like her even less.

Posted by: nyc98765 | May 29, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

So much for "change" in Washington. We have been ignorant and allowed the induction of Chicago politics into the lives of the entire nation. Lord help all of you !!

Posted by: OJ32141 | May 28, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

So much for "change" in Washington. We have been ignorant and allowed the induction of Chicago politics into the lives of the entire nation. Lord help all of you !!

Posted by: OJ32141 | May 28, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Not to worry Blanche - Billy, Barry and Rham it up your A - will plant you with a nice little government job when you loose. How many times heve you "serviced" our perverted impeached ex-commander in chief? Cigar anyone?

Posted by: OJ32141 | May 28, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

"but ironically, something you will never know, is that the blog immediately gets better the minute you leave. funny huh?"


if by getting better you mean that everyone but you and 37 leave, sure. enjoy your sad and lonely lives here. scrolling down is a testament to anyone that this is all you have.

Posted by: drindl | May 28, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Blanche wishes she could recall the invite now?

Her entire event will be deluged with questions about slick willie's continued campaign of lies and corruption.

Just what I would want in a campaign event, to be tied to berry's "transparancy".

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

WOW


WOW


Bill Clinton is reported to BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SESTAK FELONY INVESTIGATAION


WOW


TWO IMPEACHMENTS FOR BILL CLINTON

COULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED TO A NICER LIAR.

BILL CLINTON'S MAIN PROBLEM HERE IS HE IS ALREADY A WELL-KNOWN LIAR


CLINTON HAS NO CREDIBILITY

OBAMA MUST RESIGN IMMEDIATELY AND RELIEVE THIS NATION FROM ITS NATIONAL NIGHTMARE.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 28, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Bumblingberry


So now they are going to try to say they were offering an unpaid position - which they say is legal.


So their story is : in exchange for NOT running for the Senate, Sestak gives up his seat in Congress - ALL HIS PAY - and Sestak gets an unpaid position.


HA - who is going to believe that -

ESPECIALLY WITH THE MOST WELL KNOWN LIAR IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS THING.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 28, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Addendum to "scrivener" post earlier today:

My browser stalled and it took more than a minute before it posted to "The Fix" blog.

The word "Gulf" in the headline came out misspelled -- even though I am certain it was correct when I hit the "submit" button. And the comment was double-posted.

So I am re-posting the comment -- along with a link that I believe explains what happened:


The politics of chaos and cataclysm?

ENDLESS GULF OIL SPILL: PURPOSEFUL 'END OF DAYS' POWER PLAY?

http://nowpublic.com/world/endless-gulf-oil-spill-purposeful-end-days-power-play

COVERT U.S. WARRANTLESS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM IMPOSES IDEOLOGICAL CENSORSHIP ON 'TARGETED' AMERICANS: VETERAN JOURNO

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-govt-censors-net-political-speech-targeted-americans

OR NowPublic.com/scrivener -- Vic Livingston is on Facebook ("Notes").

Posted by: scrivener50 | May 28, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Unlike Katrina, where disputes and confusion quickly arose between federal, state and local authorities over who should have done what and when, the handling of this accident in federal waters was a clear federal responsibility. It was the failure of this administration to implement contingency plans in place since 1994 to contain and burn the oil that made the situation far worse. It's not Bush's fault.

President Obama has just made his second trip to the Gulf in a nearly 40-day span. Bush made something like seven in the same time span while supervising, among other things, the Coast Guard plucking something like 30,000 people off their rooftops to safety.

While the oil washed up in Louisiana marshes, Obama took time out to raise money for the re-election of Barbara "Call Me Senator" Boxer in California.

As the St. Petersburg Times editorialized on the first Friday of the BP blowout: "President Obama met U2's Bono in the Oval Office on Friday when he should have been headed to the Gulf Coast."

While the Gulf Coast faced an ecological disaster, President Obama yukked it up at the White House Correspondent's Dinner. His following Saturday radio address didn't even mention the oil rig explosion in which 11 workers died.

And Democrats are blaming Bush?

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Poor loony drivl. No admirers left. Back to your empty lonely life.

when the leftist loon mutual admiration society, aka the Fix, is not up to her specs, she whines and cries and leaves.

sounds just like Present ident berry.


but ironically, something you will never know, is that the blog immediately gets better the minute you leave. funny huh?

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Looks like all the sane have departed and it will just be another round of zouk and 37 mastUrb*ting each other all day long..

THE FIX: RIP

Posted by: drindl | May 28, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

And it's ironic that now the President is about to have his reputation further tarnished by the very difficulties he and other liberals have placed on the energy producing sector of our economy. Now the professor child is upset about a spill in his little utopian sandbox. The child is whining and pointing fingers and demanding that someone fix it. It is eating into his playtime for shooting hoops and playing golf, and is so much messier than theoretical issues.


The problem is that the child has no clue how the sandbox was built or how the pristine sand got there. He has no clue what built the house in front of it or how the lawn around it gets mowed. He really has no clue where the money comes from to make all of it possible. But sadly, the child has the keys to his little kingdom.
And liberal academic children have had way too much power for far too long. Academic children thought every American should own a home regardless of their ability to pay a loan, so they made difficult rules for the lending industry. They thought Americans should want and Detroit should build little green cars, so they made life difficult on the popular and profitable SUV models. They thought unionized government employees should be able to retire early and have unlimited healthcare benefits, so they wrote these into contracts that are now ruining state budgets.


And now this. The idea that we must go six miles deep to find our oil is more liberal theoretician environmental groupthink. The problem is, this very idea is now boomeranging back and devastating our environment and a good chunk of the gulf economy with it. And the liberal academic theoretician is finding out that solving these very real problems is very hard indeed. Everything is, 32 thousand feet down.


Or maybe not. Just plug the damned hole.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Unfortunately Clinton didn't campaign for Gore, he was told to stay out silence, something many of us supporting Gore still are upset about.

Posted by: leichtman1 | May 28, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

"A quick tip for anyone hoping to spend Saturday outside the White House at the ballyhooed Obama Birth Certificate/Eligibility/Obamacare/March on Washington: You should update your travel plans. It's off. Philip J. Berg, the attorney who announced the march, is asking for a delay.

Due to scheduling conflicts and the importance of this March, the date of the OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE / ELIGIBILITY/ OBAMACARE March on Washington is being rescheduled to sometime in August / September 2010. The new date will be announced shortly."

That's some delay. perhaps the half dozen codgers they expect to attend need that long to drive there in their winnebagos.

Posted by: drindl | May 28, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Just plug the damned hole! That, more or less, is the leadership and direction we are getting from our President as we grapple with the oil spill in the Gulf. What else should we expect from a socialist theoretician who has never actually accomplished anything in his life?


I guess we could expect him to take credit with his daughters if it works.


This is what happens when an academic finds himself in the position of actually having to get something done. Nothing written on a blackboard or recited from a textbook or lectured from a podium will plug the leak miles deep off of Louisiana. Nothing in Barack Obama's background full of lectures and text books makes him fit for any job where getting things done is important.


I, for one am sure glad this is not leaking out all over the North slope of alaska, high and dry on land, where it might be easy to plug and where for some strange reason, no humans go anywhere near.

but the Polar Bears can sleep tight tonight, the fishermen, lifeguards, bathers, not so much. thanks berry and the environazis.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Barack Obama -- a man who was as unprepared to be president as any man in our lifetime -- has over the last 16 months shown that he is overmatched by events. His poll numbers continue to drop, his health care proposal is becoming less rather than more popular, the oil spill in the Gulf is badly eroding his image for leadership and competence, and his party has been battered in election after election since November. We have now reached the point where Democrats are running against Obama and his agenda in order to survive (witness Mark Critz in Pennsylvania).

Obama is among the most thin-skinned presidents we have had, and we see evidence of it in every possible venue imaginable, from one-on-one interviews to press conferences, from extemporaneous remarks to set speeches.
The president is constantly complaining about what others are saying about him. He is upset at Fox News, and conservative talk radio, and Republicans, and people carrying unflattering posters of him. He gets upset when his avalanche of faulty facts are challenged, like on health care. He gets upset when he is called on his hypocrisy, on everything from breaking his promise not to hire lobbyists in the White House to broadcasting health care meetings on C-SPAN to not curtailing earmarks to failing in his promises of transparency and bipartisanship.
In Obama's eyes, he is always the aggrieved, always the violated, always the victim of some injustice. He is America's virtuous and valorous hero, a man of unusually pure motives and uncommon wisdom, under assault by the forces of darkness.
It is all so darn unfair.
Not surprisingly, Obama's thin skin leads to self pity. As Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard pointed out, in a fundraising event for Sen. Barbara Boxer, Obama said,
Let's face it: this has been the toughest year and a half since any year and a half since the 1930s.
Really, now?

Wehner

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

channeling Jimmah, and why not? Failure, I'd like you to meet failure:

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter was debating Ronald Reagan when he said, "I think to close out this discussion, it would be better to put into perspective what we're talking about. I had a discussion with my daughter Amy the other day, before I came down here, to ask her what the most important issue was."

"She said she thought nuclear weaponry and the control of nuclear weapons."

Similarly seeking to illustrate how important an issue is to the next generation, yesterday President Obama introduced one of his daughters into the oil mess debate.

He told a news conference that when he was shaving yesterday morning, his 11 year old daughter, Malia, knocked on the bathroom door and peeked her head in and asked: "did you plug the hole yet, daddy?'

It didn't work for Jimmy Carter, (either).

-- Tom Shine

Perhaps next time some strategically placed kittens.


Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Bumblingberry


Original sin has to be original - and Obama's major problem is the LIES IN HIS 2008 CAMPAIGN - AND THE FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM TO GIVE OBAMA POLITICAL GAIN.


Just another way to look at it.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 28, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Only if you do first.

Posted by: JakeD3 | May 28, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

If you need a professional liar, with a history of getting away with it, there is none better than bill clinton. It is good berry, the naif, can consult those resources.

the press is refusing to cover the story, and the liberal loons are up in arms that anyone dare mention this, on top of the oil spill incompetency, the health care mess, the long trail of broken promises, the lagging economy, the overses weakness...the list is getting so long, it will be a miracle if any Dems are left after november.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

WOW


WOW

Bill Clinton is reported to BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SESTAK FELONY INVESTIGATAION

WOW

TWO IMPEACHMENTS FOR BILL CLINTON


COULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED TO A NICER LIAR.


BILL CLINTON'S MAIN PROBLEM HERE IS HE IS ALREADY A WELL-KNOWN LIAR


CLINTON HAS NO CREDIBILITY


OBAMA MUST RESIGN IMMEDIATELY AND RELIEVE THIS NATION FROM ITS NATIONAL NIGHTMARE.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 28, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else catch the irony of Bill Clinton being sent as an emissary to Joe Sestak AND Kim Jong Il?

Jake in 3D

Posted by: JakeD3 | May 28, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

The original sin in my view is that as soon as the oil rig accident happened the president tried to maintain distance between the gusher and his presidency. He wanted people to associate the disaster with BP and not him. When your most creative thoughts in the middle of a disaster revolve around protecting your position, you are summoning trouble. When you try to dodge ownership of a problem, when you try to hide from responsibility, life will give you ownership and responsibility the hard way. In any case, the strategy was always a little mad. Americans would never think an international petroleum company based in London would worry as much about American shores and wildlife as, say, Americans would. They were never going to blame only BP, or trust it.

I wonder if the president knows what a disaster this is not only for him but for his political assumptions. His philosophy is that it is appropriate for the federal government to occupy a more burly, significant and powerful place in America—confronting its problems of need, injustice, inequality. But in a way, and inevitably, this is always boiled down to a promise: "Trust us here in Washington, we will prove worthy of your trust." Then the oil spill came and government could not do the job, could not meet need, in fact seemed faraway and incapable: "We pay so much for the government and it can't cap an undersea oil well!"

But Mr. Obama was supposed to be competent.


What continues to fascinate me is Mr. Obama's standing with Democrats. They don't love him. Half the party voted for Hillary Clinton, and her people have never fully reconciled themselves to him. But he is what they have. They are invested in him. In time—after the 2010 elections go badly—they are going to start to peel off. The political operative James Carville, the most vocal and influential of the president's Gulf critics, signaled to Democrats this week that they can start to peel off. He did it through the passion of his denunciations.

- noonan WSJ

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

It's odd watching some demented stranger melt down in front of you.

Posted by: drindl | May 28, 2010 10:46 AM


Drivl, you have been warned about placing the mirror too close to your laptop.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Sestak is yet another non-story being flogged by the MSM. Would be nice if they actually reported the news once in a while instead of this cheesy teenybopper gossip.

Posted by: drindl | May 28, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

shrink2


WOW - Obama and Bill Clinton in a FELONY CONSPIRACY TOGETHER.

WOW

WOW


BREAKING NEWS

BILL CLINTON IN A FELONY CONSPIRACY WITH OBAMA

UM UMM TWO IMPEACHMENTS FOR BILL CLINTON


OBAMA MUST BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE IMMEDIATELY


OR THE DEMOCRATS WILL BE IN A POSITION OF PROTECTING TWO FELONS.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 28, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

GJonahJameson


The notion of the voters being against "incumbancy" is for the MOST part FICTION designed to take the heat off the democrats.


The democrats are trying to create a storyline - and that's what it is - a story - that the Republicans are in the same kind of trouble the democrats are.

So the democratic spin people are saying "incumbents"


In reality - each party has its own issues - the issues are SEPARATE AND NOT REALLY RELATED TO INCUMBENCY AT ALL.

The democrats BETRAYED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BY PUTTING IN OBAMA WHO PROMISED BIPARTISANSHIP - CENTRIST POLICIES - and then they took a sharp turn to the left.


Even today, they are jamming down "don't ask, don't tell" because they don't think they have the votes next year.


So, the democrats have the ATTITUDE - LET'S MAKE ALL THESE PERMANENT CHANGES BECAUSE WE HAVE THE GOVERNMENT FOR TWO YEARS -


But the democrats KNOW THEIR POLICIES ARE AGAINST THE WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.


THE DEMOCRATS ARE IMPOSING THEIR WILL ON PEOPLE -


They are not GOVERNING ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE.


The Republicans have a right-moderate split in their party which is playing out - those issues are related to issues within the Republican party - not incumbency.

But the democrats are TRYING to defuse their own problems by trying to deflect them.

THE TRUTH IS THE DEMOCRATS HAVE A REALLY BAD ATTITUDE - THEY WANT TO IMPOSE THEIR WILL ON THE PEOPLE.

THAT REPRESENTS A FUNDAMENTAL MISUNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT MEANS TO GOVERN IN AMERICA.


THROW THEM OUT- AND NEVER LET THE DEMOCRATS NEAR THE GOVERNMENT AGAIN.


EVER.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 28, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

"Who believes the Sestak story the Times is reporting?"

Ok, we have one believer so far.

Posted by: shrink2 | May 28, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Poor Greg. The Plum Line is being Drudge bombed.

Posted by: JakeD3 | May 28, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

BREAKING NEWS


They are now saying that in the middle of the Sestak affair is BILL CLINTON

WOW

Could it be that BILL CLINTON ENDS UP IN THE MIDDLE OF TWO IMPEACHMENTS ????


UNPRECEDENTED.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 28, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

I couldn't really view Arlen Specter's as an outright rejection of incumbency on the part of voters because of his recent switch from Republican to Democrat and Joe Sestak's impressive job of reminding folks of that without getting on their nerves. Now, if Blanche Lincoln loses, that I'll view as an outright rejection of incumbency. If that happens, I wonder if Bill Halter will be able to buck this recent trend of upstart party nominees suddenly looking like fools immediately after winning their primaries -- Sestak, Rand Paul. It would be the funniest thing in the world if Halter does falter (hyuk hyuk) and it's Linda McMahon in Connecticut who breaks the cycle of looking like a fool immediately after established nomination.

While Paul has been made to look like a fool in recent days, the fact that polls still show him ahead of Jack Conway makes me all the more comfortable in my decision to not nominate him for Worst Week in Washington. He may have started a slow slide that will eventually lose him the race, but as long as that still remains to be seen, he's in good shape.

I thoroughly agree with everyone who said Kendrick Meek would be best served to concentrate more on introducing himself to Florida voters than on attacking his opponents. Let Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio concentrate on tearing each other down, pinpoint the exact moment at which voters get sick of it, then go in for the kill.

Posted by: GJonahJameson | May 28, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

"man, zook has really gone off the deep end, like even by his standards, hasn't he? "

Yeah, dawd, the excerpt from his session with his psychiatrist yesterday was really off the rails, and then the following like 16 hours of wall-to-wall posting of incoherent madness.

It's odd watching some demented stranger melt down in front of you.

Posted by: drindl | May 28, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

drivl searches desperately for a reply, Kos, Huff, Firedog - nothing.

since the cranium is otherwise empty, she must fall back on old reliable:

"I know you are but what am I".

It is so "liberal intellect", isn't it?

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

drinl


For someone who was complaining about other people posting - YOU are posting a great deal today

Why don't you just stop posting ???

You say you don't like it around here anymore - with other people around - so why don't you just post on the Daily Kos all day ???


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 28, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

"In his new book To Save America, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich repeatedly argues that the Obama administration and congressional Democrats make up a “secular-socialist machine” that “represents as great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union.”

Since the book has come out, Gingrich has doubled down on this rhetoric, going on NBC and saying that the Obama administration is as much of a “threat” to America as brutal dictators like Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin were.

Everyone from Jewish groups to former GOP lawmakers to conservative journalists have criticized Gingrich for his comparison. Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked Gingrich whether what he was saying was “wildly over the top.” Former GOP lawmaker Susan Molinari, who served while Gingrich was Speaker, went out of her way to distance herself from him, saying that to “compare anything that is going on in this country to the atrocities of Nazi Germany in any way, shape or form is just crazy.” MSNBC host and former GOP congressman Joe Scarborough called Gingrich’s comparison “shameful,” and the American Jewish Committee put out a statement urging the Republican Party to separate itself from Gingrich:

“By invoking the current Administration in the same breath as two murderous totalitarian states, Newt Gingrich has drawn a foolish and dangerous analogy,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. “Gingrich’s linkage not only diminishes the horror of the Holocaust, it also licenses the use of extremist language in contemporary America.”

Ole serial adulterer Gingrich, of course, thinks he's running for Prez in 2012 and he knows the base loves this kind of filth. they don't call 'em 'base' for nothing.

Posted by: drindl | May 28, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

man, zook has really gone off the deep end, like even by his standards, hasn't he? I guess he went for broke yesterday trying to convince the world not to like Obama with the dubious tactic of spamming this particular message board.

Posted by: DDAWD | May 28, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

"Malia knocks on my bathroom door and,
she peeks in her head and she says,
'did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?'"

Even a child can see it.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Now we know why Comrade Obama has been steering clear of the Gulf oil spill, hoping that pointing fingers from afar will make the problem go away. You can't blame him for not daring to set foot in Louisiana, when you consider that according to elistmania, you can get up to a year in jail there for making false promises.

Give him just 6 months for each count, and that would keep BHO out of our hair until after the sun goes nova.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

"the "life" of a moonbat - pitiful.
Posted by: bumblingberry | "

Yes, especially the part where you change names every two hours, even frantically posting under several names at once on different websites.

Although clinically, it's interesting to observe.

Posted by: drindl | May 28, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Chairman Zero, while raising funds for idiot dingbat Barbara Boxer, whined once again about how hard his job is.


"Now, let's face it, this has been as tough a year and a half as any year and a half in our history since the 1930s"

That's right, it was tougher than 9-11; tougher than Jimmy Carter's hostage crisis; tougher than Watergate; tougher than the Cuban missile crisis. Waah! Waah! Waah! Is this guy a whiny little b!tch, or what?

As Chris Christie (who is not b!tching about how tough his job is) would say, If you don't like it so much, quit, you whiny little b!tch.

I also notice that the toughness of these challenges hasn't stopped Bammy from partying down every Wednesday night, playing more golf in one year than Bush did in four, or jaunting off on vacation seemingly every other weekend.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Who believes the Sestak story the Times is reporting?

"Joe Sestak was reportedly offered an unpaid advisory position in exchange for ending his Senate race."

Posted by: shrink2 | May 28, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Obviously, since I'm not a racist.

Posted by: DDAWD | May 28, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

You appear strangely invested in DADT

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Posted by: 37thand0street


more in the "don't tell" department.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

On health care law, the Fed is set to start mailing out rebate checks to close the medicare doughnut hole.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/100371-obama-administration-ready-to-send-first-doughnut-hole-checks-to-seniors

Posted by: DDAWD | May 28, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

The Environmentalists in the Obama administration are messing up the Oil Spill Response.

The sand berms are a case in point - Louisiana officials have been waiting for the permits.


The Coast Guard official just implied that they were inclined AGAINST the permits - but he was allowing an experimental attempt at a small area - THIS IS AN EMERGENCY - IT IS NOT TIME FOR EXPERIMENTING.


The administration is in a mess.

The environmentalists in the Obama administration have WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE AND IN A NEGATIVE WAY ON THE OIL SPILL RESPONSE.

Also, Obama is spending time on the Wall St. bill - and then "dont ask"

HOW many distractions is Obama going to have? Everyday we find out that Obama is doing ALL THESE OTHER THINGS BESIDE THE OIL SPILL RESPONSE.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 28, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Another long day at the "office" for drivl - carpet posting hate on lefty blogs until everyone cries Uncle and flees.

the "life" of a moonbat - pitiful.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 28, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

DDAWD


You appear strangely invested in DADT

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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 28, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

"The Daily KOS poll is the most slanted and NEVER accurate and always overwhelmingly wrong in favor of the Dems. "


Nope, it generally averages out about the same as most national polls.

Posted by: drindl | May 28, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

If the Daily KOS poll has the Republicans ahead at all in the polls it is over for the Dems. The Daily KOS poll is the most slanted and NEVER accurate and always overwhelmingly wrong in favor of the Dems. The fact that Paul and Halter are ahed at all means it is over for the Dems in those races.

Posted by: Realist20 | May 28, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

The real question is: SHOULD Clinton support Lincoln. The pro-life Senator took money from a pro-choice group with claims that she would protect womens choice. She did the opposite. The ONLY reason to support her is to keep the committee chairs Democratic.

Posted by: cyberfool | May 28, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Lowden,
"After reviewing the comments and news stories from Kentucky, I want voters to know that I strongly support all aspects of the Civil Rights Act, just as I strongly believe it applies to my private business and all others,” she said in a statement"

So after she saw that Ran Paul got slaughtered by the comments she wanted to make sure people knew she wasn't a racist.

Posted by: AndyR3 | May 28, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Polls are now routinely showing popular support of repealing DADT is running at about 80%, so that's just another example of how out of touch the Republican party is with America.

Posted by: drindl | May 28, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

By the way, Charled Djou is now a Democrat as per the agreement we had after the PA-12 election. He was one of 5 Republicans to vote for the repeal of DADT.

Oh, also, Ron Paul.

(and my Rep did too!)

Posted by: DDAWD | May 28, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/37852.html

Seems like Sue Lowden has lost her tongue on the CRA

Posted by: DDAWD | May 28, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

I AM SURE THAT THE PEOPLE OF ARKANSAS REMEMBER THE CLINTONS MOVED TO NEW YORK AFTER HIS TIME IN OFFICE.HE TURNED HIS BACK ON ARKANSAS,NOT THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE WERE NOT HAPPY TO SEE HIM AND HIS WIFE LEAVE,CARPETBAGGERS IN REVERSE,THE DAYS OF THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ARE OVER THE COUNTRY CAN NOT TAKE IT ANY MORE.

Posted by: SISSD1 | May 28, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Paul is campaigning -- in Russia.

'Paul recently suggested to a Russian TV station that the U.S. should abandon its policy of granting citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants -- even if they're born on U.S. soil.

Paul also said he's discussed instituting an "underground electrical fence" on the border to keep out unwanted elements, though he emphasized that he's "not opposed to letting people come in and work and labor in our country."

The real problem, Paul said, is that the U.S. "shouldn't provide an easy route to citizenship" because of "demographics."

According to Paul, the proportion of Mexican immigrants that register as Democrats is 3-to-1, so of course "the Democrat Party is for easy citizenship."

He is untroubled that many of his positions are uncontitutional.

Posted by: drindl | May 28, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Gallenod, excellent analysis there.

This is exactly right and bears repeating (unlike so many posts around here),

"Meek should stay out of the fight and spend his time introducing himself to the rest of Florida.

If Crist survives Rubio's onslaught, Meek won't beat him either. But if Crist falls, Meek doesn't want Crist supporters mad at him, too."

Posted by: shrink2 | May 28, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Lesson of the Week:


You can lie about being in Vietnam and may want to repeal federal enforcement of civil rights, and you can get away with it.

The voters are OUT OF THEIR MINDS.

The major problem with this is the SIGNAL that gives to other pols - they are all looking to get away with things - and this GREEN LIGHTS SO MUCH BEHAVIOR THAT NO ONE WANTS.

The voters have failed the country - in the area of vital checks and balances.

If you can't get rid of a bad politician, that is ALL you are going to have - the bad politicians will predominate. The good politicians don't want all the dirt around them. All that had happened this week is that if forces the good people to have to tolerate the bad - all over the place.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 28, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Shrink, I like Meek, but he's a lightweight in the ring with a heavyweight (Crist, a popular governor) and a middleweight (Rubio, who is better known state-wide with a committed base).

Meek has never fought a hard campaign. He inherited his Congressional seat and has never run statewide in Florida. Neither has Rubio, of course, but he did get some cred leading the Forida House of Representatives.

Meek has to hope that Rubio knocks Crist down a few sizes and that Crist does similar damage in return. What Meek needs to avoid are the "ditto attacks," where Rubio takes a shot a Christ and then Meek echoes it. He and Crist are working the same voter pool. Instead of echoing Rubio, Meek should let the two of them slap each other around and hope Rubio alienates Crist's supporters in the process. Meek should stay out of the fight and spend his time introducting himself to the rest of Florida.

If Crist survives Rubio's onslaught, Meek won't beat him either. But if Crist falls, Meek doesn't want Crist supporters mad at him, too. He wants them to vote for him instead of Rubio.

It's the same strategy Sarah Palin used to win election as governor of Alaska. If she can do it, there's no reason for Meek not to try it.

Posted by: Gallenod | May 28, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Well, does Rand Paul get to talk anymore?
Are they going to have a debate perhaps?

Or maybe he just got a bad case of tetanus, 'cause his jaw sure stopped flapping late last week.

Posted by: shrink2 | May 28, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

1. No.

2. Paul is currently benefitting from name recognition. Unless Conway does something really dumb he should eventually win this one.

3. Being perceived as flip-flopping in only three days cannot help Crist, though saying DADT has worked isn't quite the same thing as supporting it. But Rubio and Meek will flog this endlessly and voters generally don't treat politicians kindly if they decide they're only interested in self-preservation (See: Spector, Arlen).

4. Welcome back to Congress, Senator Coats.

Posted by: Gallenod | May 28, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

Clinton coming to Arkansas definitly helps Lincoln, and if the race is as close as it seems this may be what she needs to push her over the top.

Rand Paul hasn't survived his comments since the civil rights comments aren't nearly as bad as his comments about getting rid of the Dept of Education, Social Security, and the FDA. That is on top of the fact that he thinks people should lay off of BP. The DNC and Conway should start hammering him right now to make him come out of his cave and shooting himself in the foot more.

CC, you really need to get on the elves to proofread their work more
"after two terms, is retiring sat the end of this year."

Posted by: AndyR3 | May 28, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse


The politics of chaos and cataclysm?

ENDLESS GUILF OIL SPILL: PURPOSEFUL 'END OF DAYS' POWER PLAY?

http://nowpublic.com/world/endless-gulf-oil-spill-purposeful-end-days-power-play

Gulf oil spill diverts attention from domestic atrocities against American citizens...

HOMELAND FUSION CENTERS SILENTLY ASSAULT, IMPAIR 'TARGETED' AMERICANS WITH CELL TOWER MICROWAVE RADIO FREQUENCY WEAPON SYSTEM, COMMUNITY VIGILANTISM, FINANCIAL SABOTAGE: VETERAN JOURNO

Are political leaders "targets" too?

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-silently-tortures-americans-cell-tower-microwaves

OR NowPublic.com/scrivener re: "Obama: Take Down Fusion Center Gestapo..."

Posted by: scrivener50 | May 28, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse


The politics of chaos and cataclysm?

ENDLESS GUILF OIL SPILL: PURPOSEFUL 'END OF DAYS' POWER PLAY?

http://nowpublic.com/world/endless-gulf-oil-spill-purposeful-end-days-power-play

Gulf oil spill diverts attention from domestic atrocities against American citizens...

HOMELAND FUSION CENTERS SILENTLY ASSAULT, IMPAIR 'TARGETED' AMERICANS WITH CELL TOWER MICROWAVE RADIO FREQUENCY WEAPON SYSTEM, COMMUNITY VIGILANTISM, FINANCIAL SABOTAGE: VETERAN JOURNO

Are political leaders "targets" too?

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-silently-tortures-americans-cell-tower-microwaves

OR NowPublic.com/scrivener re: "Obama: Take Down Fusion Center Gestapo..."

Posted by: scrivener50 | May 28, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Can Clinton erase the damage obungler has wrought?

Good luck with that.

Posted by: Moonbat | May 28, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Go Halter - woohoo!!

Posted by: angie12106 | May 28, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

So now we know Meek can throw a punch, but can he take one? Still waiting for the donnybrook...my popcorn is going to get stale if these throw don't throw down pretty soon.

Posted by: shrink2 | May 28, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton couldn't even save Arkansas for AL Gore, his VP. Those who know you best...

Posted by: silencedogoodreturns | May 28, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

People may know that Clinton supports Lincoln, but there's a difference between knowing this and being at a rally and getting fired up by his words and caught up in the moment. I'm sure it will have some effect on voting. Obama did this as well. He had campaign rallies near early voting polling places and would hold the rally and then send people to the polls right afterwards.

Posted by: DDAWD | May 28, 2010 7:16 AM | Report abuse

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