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Super Duper Tuesday: What to Watch For

Welcome to the biggest primary day of the year! Eleven states -- from California to Arkansas to Maine (and everywhere in between) -- are voting today. We're devoting our Morning Fix today to five of the best storylines out in the country today. Stay tuned all day at The Fix and PostPolitics.com for the latest and greatest of the day (and night!) to come.

1. Pulaski, Pulaski, Pulaski!: In the Arkansas Democratic runoff between Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, the party establishment and the labor movement have engaged in a hand to hand voter identification and turnout war in the relatively small number of critical counties where this race will be decided.

Pulaski, a central Arkansas county in which Little Rock is located, holds the key to Lincoln's chances of pulling off a win -- a result that would be considered a very slight upset at this point.

In the May 18 primary, Lincoln carried the county 52 percent to 40 percent over Halter thanks in large part to her margins among black voters. (According to the 2000 census, more than one in every three residents in Pulaski is African American.)

Organized labor, which has dumped millions of dollars into the race against Lincoln, has heavily targeted Pulaski in the three weeks between the primary and the runoff, understanding that Halter must cut into Lincoln's strength there to win.

Lincoln, not surprisingly, has done everything she can to hold on to her margin in Pulaski including an appearance at the end of last month in Little Rock by former President Bill Clinton -- a revered figure among black voters in Arkansas.

If you need to know how Lincoln's night is going, watch Pulaski.

2. Angle's outstate angle: Former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle enters primary day in the Nevada Senate race as the frontrunner but polling -- and there has been lots of it -- suggests that there is a large enough chunk of undecided voters to hand an upset victory to either businessman Danny Tarkanian or former state party chairwoman Sue Lowden.

The best way to know how Angle is doing is to look at where the vote is coming from across the state. If Washoe County (Reno) and the so-called "Cow Counties" in the northern reaches of the state comprise a significant chunk of the overall Republican primary vote then Angle is a near-certain winner as her old Assembly seat is in the Reno area and her strong conservative credentials resonate particularly well with outstate voters.

Lowden and, to a lesser extent, Tarkanian, need Clark County (Las Vegas) to comprise an large proportion of the overall statewide vote to pull off an upset. As of June 4, Clark County voters made up 66 percent of all votes cast statewide in early balloting, according to figures from the Secretary of State's office.

3. Haley's Comet: Recent attacks on South Carolina state Rep. Nikki Haley (R) appear to only have made her stronger in the gubernatorial primary. The only question now is whether she can win 50 percent and avoid a runoff.

That prospect seemed unlikely as recently as three weeks ago when polls suggested that although Haley had moved into the pole position, she would be hard pressed to win a majority of the vote against a crowded Republican field that includes Rep. Gresham Barrett, state Attorney General Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer.

Then came the salacious allegations -- from two GOP campaign operatives -- that Haley had engaged in extramarital affairs with them. She vehemently denied the charges and, despite promises to the contrary, neither man produced anything close to full-proof evidence of a relationship. Haley also went on television with an ad featuring her husband and two sons that decried the "dark side" of the state's politics.

Rather than seeing her momentum slowed -- the clear goal of the timing of these "revelations" -- the opposite effect has taken hold as Haley appears to have grown into a sympathetic figure in the eyes of voters who view her as being unfairly attacked. (State Sen. Jake Knotts, a Republican, didn't help matters when he referred to Haley as a "raghead" in an interview with an Internet talk show recently.)

If Haley wins outright today, she will immediately become a major star nationally for a party desperately in need of fresh faces. Even if she comes close but falls short of 50 percent, Haley will still be the odds-on favorite as the runoff is only two weeks after today's primary.

4. Margin Matters: Polling conducted in the final week(s) of the California Senate Republican primary suggests that former Hewlett Packard executive Carly Fiorina is going to be the GOP nominee against Sen. Barbara Boxer (D).

The question now is how big Fiorina's margin will be over moderate former Rep. Tom Campbell and conservative state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore.

The bigger the margin, the quicker Fiorina will be able to move beyond the primary and focus her fire on Boxer. If neither Campbell, running to the middle, or DeVore, running to Fiorina's right, are able to come close to her then the next-day stories about whether she can unite the party will disappear. If she ekes out a win -- or underperforms polls suggesting a double digit (and growing) edge over Campbell, Fiorina may not get the bump she wants from her win.

It's not an insignificant point because Boxer will almost certainly start the general election campaign moments after Fiorina is confirmed as the nominee -- seeking to use her financial might ($9.7 million in the bank as of mid-May) to offer voters a less-than-flattering portrayal of the Republican nominee.

5. Inglis in trouble: Following losses by West Virginia Rep. Alan Mollohan (D) and Alabama Rep. Parker Griffith (R), South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis may be the next target of voters looking to vent their unhappiness with the status quo.

Inglis' main problem is his vote in favor of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), a no-no in Republican party politics these days. His saving grace? A crowded primary field that will split the anti-Inglis vote although a runoff -- likely with Spartanburg County prosecutor Trey Gowdy -- seems like an inevitability.

And, in a runoff with the anti-Inglis vote united, it's hard to see how the Congressman pulls through.

Inglis isn't the only incumbent struggling to succeed with a strong anti-incumbent wind blowing in his face. In California, Rep. Jane Harman (D) has spent more than $520,000 as of mid-May in her rematch against Marcy Winograd (D), a schoolteacher who lost by 24 points to Harman in 2006.

Winograd has benefited from the support of Howard Dean's Democracy for America (founded by Howard Dean but now run by Dean's brother, Jim) and had emerged as a darling of some national liberal groups. Still, a Harman loss would be a major upset and a sign of just how bad the environment might be for incumbents.

With Aaron Blake and Felicia Sonmez

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 8, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
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Today: Gallup Poll's first crossover on Obama's job approval.

Approve of Obama's job handling: 45%

Disapprove of Obama's job handling: 46%

First time he has gone negative.

Posted by: bbwk80a1 | June 8, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Today: Gallup Poll's first crossover on Obama's job approval.

Approve of Obama's job handling: 45%

Disapprove of Obama's job handling: 46%

First time he has gone negative.

Posted by: bbwk80a1 | June 8, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Who has the better system, Peru, or, USA?

Posted by: notinde | June 8, 2010 3:41 PM
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Bwahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

You must be kidding. Most Americans think the U.S. system is better. It's something that Americans take pride in. It's something we say that sets us apart, and better than, other countries' systems.

Are you Peruvian, or something?

What about this: what criminal justice system do YOU like better:

U.S. or China?

U.S. or Saudi Arabia?

U.S. or Pakistan?

Why just Peru?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 8, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse


Our pols are such patsys.

Oh, no, don't waterboard. That's torture. No broken bones. No blood. No permanent injury.

So, our enemies get off scott free without being forced to dump what they know that might kill our troops in the near term.

Thanks pols.

But Joran Van der Sloot goes to Peru, murders a girl there and Peru can get the story in less than 3 days. Case closed. Scumbag to chill for 35 years in less-than-Marriott-class prison in Peru.

Unless......

Unless our scumbag pols interfere for purpose of Media FACE-TIME and start to advocate FOR THE MURDER to be returned to USA for Endless/Holloway/Media/Orgy/Frenzy, where his 'rights' against self incrimination are 'protected'.

Who has the better system, Peru, or, USA?

Posted by: notinde | June 8, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Hesch doesn't sound like a Democrat to me.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 8, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

When will Organized Media call it all for what it truly is?

Anti-Democrat party, and Anti-O'Bama everything is what we are seeing all over America.

O'Bama said it best weeks ago appealing to women, black and hispanic voters by name to ''once again'' elect him to office...

African Americans, Hispanics, and women can see the elitist, low IQ, non leader stupidity of a non leader...the community volunteer.

O'Bama is the Divider, the Apologizer, the Unwise. He proves it everyday in office since I coined these sayings.

America has woken up...sometimes, even for loyal party members, it takes time to see the contradictions of an Anti-American.

Posted by: Accuracy | June 8, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

In 2007, a letter from Hesch was published in the Ogemaw County Herald in which he criticized Stupak for his support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"In light of America's enemies joyfully embracing and encouraging you and Pelosi along with the entire Democrat Party ... do you intend to continue to support position that can only be regarded as seditious at best?" it read. The letter was signed, Russell J. Hesch, LTC USA (Ret).

At VFW Post 3775 in West Branch, where Hesch was a member, former Post Commander Ray Adams said, "I'm a little bit flabbergasted."

Hesch was widely known to have strong political views.

"He's very opinionated. But we all have opinions," Adams said. But a threat of physical violence "doesn't sound like Mr. Hesch to me."

State Rep. Joel Sheltrown, D-West Branch, said Hesch is "about as hard-core right as you could get." But Sheltrown said he had always been civil.

Detroit Free Press

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 8, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

found it.
yes the militANT part was sensitive,because not only being human recognize the bigger milits to be worse than the smaller ones or more dangerous (and connect dots to it same uniform even or same organization form) know that the military is infact the biggest. however, hit you with the 'provider' aspect of the before - after christ currency concept. oh crap forgot to add not literally me. i did not do this scheme. best way to view their value is hookers still want you. the horizontal and vertical before christ - after christ government image. Right, because you know them to be persons and the bigger mili's that have the same organization/structure are more dangerous. So the great caesar had to figure how he was going to patch that basically, which is.. it'll view it like its daddys daddy. Right and military is the same thing , but the creepy part apon discovering this .. the ANT part , because it could do them in in both senses. Also it's penal codes are all humans too, and when tehy hear 'theyhad to do all those penals as persons because it's good for ya, they know what it means. so might as well look at it as went crazy for you because some old devil caesar cakes, but it's too much since heard slavery, heard indians, heard all that , and connected the dots to them being human and knew they were telling these people 'they can and you can't' . Didn't stop and think why people couldn't even tell you.

Posted by: philipporembski | June 8, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Re: the Hesch threats

Apparently, the elder Hesch, a retired Lt. Colonel, who ended the letter with this quote:

"I have the knowledge, the means, the resources and the commitment, that you have propagated, to fully execute this plan. I am also willing to sacrifice my liberties and freedoms to this end."

Mr. Hesch is apparently well regarded in the community. Member of historical society, Right to Life group.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 8, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

When will Organized Media call it all for what it truly is?

Anti-Democrat party, and Anti-O'Bama everything is what we are seeing all over America.

O'Bama said it best weeks ago appealing to women, black and hispanic voters by name to ''once again'' elect him to office...

African Americans, Hispanics, and women can see the elitist, low IQ, non leader stupidity of a non leader...the community volunteer.

O'Bama is the Divider, the Apologizer, the Unwise. He proves it everyday in office since I coined these sayings.

America has woken up...sometimes, even for loyal party members, it takes time to see the contradictions of an Anti-American.

Posted by: Accuracy | June 8, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

meh, it's an internet blog, not a credit card application. Brigade and zook seem different enough for me. If they've got me fooled, they've got me fooled. I'll live.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Interesting. Tell us now, to just what lengths do you go?

Posted by: Brigade | June 8, 2010 3:02 PM


Her arrangment with the couch cushions, in order to get the slushy money, is that only if she cleans the house, does the dishes, prepares dinner and all the other traditionally male activities, that her husband used to do, before he had to drag his carcass off to work to avoid foreclosure........

to make a Long (te he) story short, poor dear old goat drivl is hopelessly unemployed and uses her time surfing day and night to find pieces of insults to random conservatives to port over here for all of us to enjoy.

when Mr drivl (she insists on calling him that) gets home, he is always dissappointed he has to put on the apron and do all the chores because drivl was "busy" all day.

Hence the hiding, the excuses, the constant calling out others for posting all day, etc.

"What have you been doing all day Drivl? "

"Nothing"

"surfing the net again, you know that makes you loony. Assume the position"

It is a relatively harmless waste of a life for now. with all that intellectual power at her disposal, there are limited options otherwise, dontcha know.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

If the voted FOR OstinkerCARE, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS.

I'm not talking figuratively.

Posted by: notinde | June 8, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

@drindl,

I must admit that here is a piece of evidence that supports your premise that brig=zouketal:

Drivl = new tech term for PageUp, PageUp.

Posted by: Brigade | June 8, 2010 3:10 PM


Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 8, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Houston, we have a problem:

You do not get to occupy the potential #5 conservative slot, by simply declaring yourself present. Just ask brigade, conservative #4 (in dispute).

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 8, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

These kind of disturbed individuals will go to great lengths to hide how much time they spend online.

Posted by: drindl


finally a topic in which drivl is considered an expert

L

for that you finally get BINGO.

Now we can all settle in for a long night of drivl and Ped spam. don't expect to actually learn anything, they are after all liberals frozen in the throes of the 60s. still fighting for those equal rights and to end the war.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Drindl wrote,
Check out your typical teabagger:

(deleted the screed since it had nothing whatsover to do with teabaggers but was about some pro-life Dem loon who threatened the Stuapk family)

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On how many threads at how many sites have you pasted this same bit of nonsense today?
Spam. Spam. Spam.

Drivl = new tech term for PageUp, PageUp.

Posted by: Brigade | June 8, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

@houston123,

Well, you are the POTENTIAL #5. Tell us all about it.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 8, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

These kind of disturbed individuals will go to great lengths to hide how much time they spend online.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2010 2:54 PM
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Interesting. Tell us now, to just what lengths do you go?

Posted by: Brigade | June 8, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Conservative signing in...

Posted by: houston123 | June 8, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

@drindl,

Even if brigade is not zouk et al, they are close relatives.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 8, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Check out your typical teabagger:

A father and son have been arrested and charged with conspiring to threaten a U.S. official after they allegedly sent a letter to Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) threatening to kill him over his vote for the health care bill.

Russell Hesch, 73, and David Hesch, 50, were charged with conspiracy to threaten to assault, kidnap or murder a U.S. official. They face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

In the most explicit threat from the letter, the author threatens to "paint the Mackinaw [sic] Bridge with the blood of you and your family members. ... Maybe you will be the main character of a story that parents tell their children as they cross the bridge decades from know [sic]. The red paint of Bart Stupak!

"Actions and decisions carry consequences. Are you and your family prepared for those consequences? Is your wife, Laurie Ann, prepared for those consequences? Is your son Ken and his family prepared for those consequences?" it reads in part.

"Without going into great detail and potentially spoiling the surprise of your fate I wonder if you have ever watched the Showtime Series Dexter?" the letter reads, a reference to a TV show about a serial killer. "I have been a faithful fan since its inception. I believe that this show stirs a primeval emotion that is within us all just waiting to be explored."

Toward the end, the letter, signed "The Devil within Us," says this fate can be avoided if Stupak resigns immediately and admits that his health care vote "was wrong and under handed," or if he follows "in the footsteps" of his late son, Bart Stupak Jr., who committed suicide in 2000. "


Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

#of conservatives on this blog:

1 zouk et al
1 brigade (in dispute)
1 37th
1 cannula (in dispute)
--
4 total (2 personages in dispute)

Those who doubt brigade=zouk et al

12bar (who has offered public apology if wrong),
margaret meyers,
ddawd
zouk et al

Anyone else?
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Bwahahahaha!!!!!!!

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 8, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Those are style things, dawd, it's the personality that is consistent. Rude, condescending, insulting, women-hating, disgusting.. and the obsession with the same topics.

These kind of disturbed individuals will go to great lengths to hide how much time they spend online.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Oh look, 2 monikers going again, talking to each other.

And nothing to offer but juvenile insults -- yawn.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2010 2:28 PM
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Ok, let's see:

#of conservatives on this blog:

1 zouk et al
1 brigade (in dispute)
1 37th
1 cannula (in dispute)
--
4 total (2 personages in dispute)

Those who doubt brigade=zouk et al

12bar (who has offered public apology if wrong),
margaret meyers,
ddawd

Anyone else?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 8, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Hey, one person goes like this

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the other uses this

>>>>>>>

Obviously different people.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Well it takes a good deal more to make someone manly than blustery rhetoric and faking the smoking of a stogie.

>>>>>>>>>>>>

Why does berry hide his smoking from everyone?

We know for a fact that his doctor advised him to quit smoking and drinking so much. Is that his method of coping with his own ineptitude? Plus, someone else pays, perfect liberal answer for everything.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Keep your checkbook handy.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
all drivl's money is in the cushions in the couch. she is a ward of the state, didn't you know? Seems obvious enough to me.

It is Liberals who never actually pay taxes that want more taxes, on you, not me, that is. they are experts at extortion by IRS. berry needs it to pay off his union thugs and fund his lavish ROYAL lifestyle. His dog eats veal while his subjects starve. King Louis and Marie Antoinette got nothing on berry and the bitter half.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Drindl wrote,
"And Republicans still fighting hard to keep BP from having to pay for its negligence, and sticking taxpayers with the bill"
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Keep your checkbook handy. I'm hearing there's another well in the gulf leaking oil.

Posted by: Brigade | June 8, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Radicals and extremists tend to be not that popular with the majority of people in this country . . .
Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2010 12:06 PM
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We know that isn't true; or Obama wouldn't be President.

Posted by: Brigade | June 8, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

What kinda' dope are you'se usin'? I want some. Next you'll be tellin' me the California voters are gonna' put up Lord Bankrupt or whomever from Wall Street. After voting favorably for the Hewlett Packard executive Carly Fiorina against Boxer I wouldn't put nothin' past em'?

Posted by: jws2346 | June 8, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

sense jacka$$ has some V!agra issues.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 10:53 AM
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And I sense that, like Obama, he's a little short on spine.

Posted by: Brigade | June 8, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Well it takes a good deal more to make someone manly than blustery rhetoric and faking the smoking of a stogie.

Posted by: jaxas70 | June 8, 2010 10:48 AM
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And you'd be the last one to know, sis. I've been in the military and can always spot a BSer who's lying. Tell me why libs always work so hard at getting overseas military ballots tossed out on technicalities in general elections, while losers like you vote early, vote often, and get free smokes and cheap wine for doing so. What a bozo.

Posted by: Brigade | June 8, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

If they do, they earn my utter contempt.

Posted by: jaxas70 | June 8, 2010 10:13 AM
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You're batting 1.000, sis. Wrong on eveything. Now go do some more meth and fantasize about showering with all those wonderful military men.

Posted by: Brigade | June 8, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Another famous zouk trick -- calling men women. Different name, same old sh*t.

"SAN DIEGO-Carly Fiorina was dumped as the chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard five years ago in a dramatic fall that dominated the business pages of newspapers at the time.

Yet, as the 55-year-old runs for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate in California, her nearly six years at the helm of HP aren't merely a few lines in her stump speech, but the entire rationale for her candidacy. Unlike other candidates across of the country, she spends little time discussing her family, political work she has previously done (Fiorina had not even voted for much of her life before the campaign) or her political philosophy, beyond general opposition to taxes and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who she will face if she wins the primary today as expected."

This is typical of the threadbare and vapid candidates running as gopers. Nothing to offer except wanting a free lunch and opposition to good government.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I have to snicker at these pathetic little rodents snipping at the President's ankles with their little rat teeth.

One of the things I like about this President is his ability to dismissively flick such characterless little pests off his shoulder as if they were flakes of dandruff.

Most of them sit around all day whacking off to the blustery rhetoric of Rush Limbaugh or sniffing the rancid hineys of Bachmann and Palin.

Posted by: jaxas70 | June 8, 2010 9:49 AM
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Still here, sis? Tell us more about Barack's manliness. Tell us what you'd like for him to do to you?

Posted by: Brigade | June 8, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Jaxas70 wrote,
"I've been around awile. I served time in the Military, taught in Air War Seminars, gave classroom instruction in various military subjects. I fancy myself a pretty good judge of character. And when I see smarmy little bugs like Moonbat and 37TH making snarky comments concerning Obama's "manhood", I know precisely what is motivating them. For years, the bloated, ignominous pussy Rush Limbaugh used to make the same laughable insinuations about Bill Clinton."
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LOL. Yes, we can be anything we want to be when we're anonymous---can't we, bozo? I suppose you voted for war heroes Bush41 and Dole over Clinton? Right, BSer? Real tough guy. The closest you ever got to the military was playing with battleships in the tub while you abused yourself. I guess you didn't get Fairlington's memo about personal attacks on other bloggers: attack politicians---good; attack fellow bloggers---bad.

But you're so well versed in military affairs, you've probably already dragged your limp wrists and yellow belly down to the local recruiters and volunteered for service to Obama in Afghanistan? Right, BSer?


Posted by: Brigade | June 8, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse


Barry the incompetent boob Obama leaves a path of destruction in the wake of whatever he touches. Wapo hacks are completely in the bag for Barry the inept bungler, and have been carrying Barry's water since Day One.

WaPo will never play the story straight if it involves a Dim.

Miserable failure Obama

Posted by: screwjob16 | June 8, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

@AndyR3,

Just a comment to correct your numbers. Hispanic comprise 18% of California voters.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 8, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

this is the guy who took a year to choose a dog and still hasn't picked out a church after leaving the 'brimming with hate' one he left. besides, Sunday is golf day.

did you expect him to come to a decision before his own reelect? He is leaving this very important work for the next administration, and he hopes it is his.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

STIowa, not just an absence of experts who say it will work, but a great deal who say it won't. If there were no opinion either way, I'd be far more supportive of this plan. It's just that, as far as I've seen - obviously not a rigorous meta-analysis - that there is near unanimous consensus that this is a bad idea. And given the high costs in terms of sand (again, I don't care about BP money) as well as the further ecological disruption of this kind of dredging, this is pretty irresponsible for Jindal. At least in Obama's defense, he is at the forefront of actually fixing the problem. Same with the local leaders. Jindal has become somewhat of a side player.

And while obviously Jindal and I are of different political parties, I've supported him when what he does warrants it. The one topic that comes up on this board is that he's a far better speaker than what he showed last year. There are others instances I can support him as well. Jindal can actually be bi-partisan when he thinks that no one is looking. It's just that when he feels he has to perform for the entire country rather than just Louisiana (stimulus, health care law, oil spill) that he turns into a right wing beast.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse


Cillizza,

I just watched the video you did with ABC/WaPo and you're giving Obama a pass and say the imagery is tough.

It's not the imagery of a gushing oil leak or the oil drenched birds that shows Obama is INCOMPETENT.

It's Obama's incompetency, lack of leadership, inexperience and procrastination on giving Jindal the green light to protect the shoreline and marshes, that is the reason his poll numbers are down.

Obama and company sat on their hands for weeks and just last week gave Jindal a small portion of what he requested to protect LA's shoreline.

That's something that should have been done immediately in April. Not June.

You lapdog liberal MSM are still trying to keep the teflon coating on Obama. Well, he's getting some dings in that coating and pretty soon every misstep he makes will be sticking to him.

Posted by: janet8 | June 8, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Real Men don't fuss about Sikh's carrying kirpans.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | June 8, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Real Men don't need to have experts in a college seminar atmosphere to find out whose "ass to kick."


It is ridiculous - Real Men KNOW whose "ass gets kicked"


Not only is Obama out-of-touch with the American People, Obama is out-of-touch with his own emotions - and his own manhood.


Metrosexual - that is the best way to put it -


The bottom line - Obama is completely worthless and ineffective.


Yea, but the liberal media keeps on saying - WHY is Obama worthless and ineffective ? WHAT is missing ???


Most of the country will tell the liberal media that Obama never had it - he was ALWAYS A BUNCH OF LIES AND DECEPTIONS.


Obama has been INEXPERIENCED, UNQUALIFIED AND CLUELESS the whole time -


When did YOU first notice ???

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | June 8, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

DDAWD,

“I have yet to see any kind of expert opinion that it will work. You and I have the whole internet at our fingers. I haven't found anything. Neither has anyone else.”

I did not know we were limited to the internet for our science. I know you are a rather novice to the field of science (just completing your dissertation), and I would point out there are untold reports that do not always make it to a journal or internet. Having already obtain my PhD and having worked in both industry and government, I know of several good studies that never make it to scientific journals or popular press. The reason if you work for industry you are typically not heavily rewarded for publishing not to mention there is the issue with patents, and if you are a government scientist publish or perish is not the controlling factor in your research. You are correct I am not an not an ecological engineer, but I would gather from reading your many post on your research neither are you. We both have to defer to the experts and I would think we should trust our President.

My point in my original post was your lack care since nothing matters unless my side wins and if money or time is waste who really cares since my side looks good. I may have some issues with his decisions, but at least he is not a “white” guy making those decisions. The problem with both R and D is that we are not critical of the policies of our party and somehow we try to endorse them regardless of the stench.

Posted by: sliowa1 | June 8, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

The problem waiting just one step back from the oil spill was manifested yesterday in the thinly disguised political theatre produced by Hamas and Turkey when a barricade storming flotilla of Hamas thugs and their requisite coterie of human shields upstaged a planned "reconciliation" meeting between Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama. The attempt by the Obama administration to reset the Israeli dialogue with the US came after President Obama botched the last meeting and humiliated the Israeli Prime Minister in a way that shocked even Congress. Our enemies obviously saw this imminent rapprochement as the time to stage an incident (their timing was perfect and the poorly executed response by the IDF only helped their cause). But the genesis of this entire fiasco can be found in the Apology Tour conducted across the globe by our president last year, where a message of self doubt, weakness and appeasement was delivered to a worldwide audience by a man still consumed by the fumes of his own celebrity. It was, as predicted, viewed by our enemies as a sign of weakness and yesterday's provocation was the inevitable result.

Election results of the past year show clearly that there is a growing sense of unease percolating in the electorate. Personal income rose over $50 billion in April yet consumer spending was nonexistent. That is the calculus of fear. As has been remarked on this blog before, there is the growing realization that not only is there no one at the helm, there isn't the least perception that anyone is in charge. The oil spill in the Gulf only enlarges this perception of an impotent President; the barricade run by our enemies yesterday against Israel, however, just shows that our enemies are not going to let a good opportunity pass when they see one.

HughS

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

"paint the entire GOP as very very out of touch with mainstream america."

Steele's Republicans are looking like something very strange and confused, torn between campy and conservative, sort of like THIS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lNFRLrP014

Posted by: JEP07 | June 8, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

StIowa, the racism part wasn't in response to what you were saying. More of a general rant. If you dislike Bush then obviously that doesn't apply to you.

As for the merits of it, with all due respect, I couldn't care less what you think since I'm presuming you're no ecological engineer. I have yet to see any kind of expert opinion that it will work. You and I have the whole internet at our fingers. I haven't found anything. Neither has anyone else. Jindal is playing politics and so is Obama. And Jindal is continuing to do it with his specious claim that if Obama would have approved it, then no oil would have reached the coast. Nonsense and he knows it. This is ok for some FOX News pundit to bloviate about, but this is our Governor. He needs to be helping. He certainly shouldn't be dredging up our sand for this.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

HOMELAND 'FUSION CENTER' AGAIN CENSORS NET POLITICAL SPEECH

* Here's how they do it -- are you unjustly "targeted" too?

* What don't they want reported? See link at the end of this article:

http://nowpublic.com/world/homeland-fusion-center-censors-net-political-comments-yet-again OR http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | June 8, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

"And Republicans still fighting hard to keep BP from having to pay for its negligence, and sticking taxpayers with the bill:"

Drindl, I would suggest that the effort any congresscritter makes these days in defense of BP can be measured by how big a percentage of their campaign coffers comes from BP and Big Oil.

It would be interesting to see that chart, although no one in the MSM is going to do it.

But I would guess that if you COULD chart the defensive comments of the likes of Diaper Man, they would match the chart of oil company campaign contributions quite closely.

Posted by: JEP07 | June 8, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, if someone is fuc king up our country, it's much better that a white guy be doing it.

Posted by: DDAWD


He summons all his intellectual power and wit - the result, obscenity and racism. Is that you berry?

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Haley's facing 'a crowded Republican field that includes Rep. Gresham Barrett, state Attorney General Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer.'

Anyone know which of those opponents sic'ed the uber-right-wing attack dogs on Haley?

Or was it a team slam?

Posted by: JEP07 | June 8, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

DDAWD,

“Yeah, if someone is fuc king up our country, it's much better that a white guy be doing it.”

In this visceral statement, I see that articulation is not your strong suit. I did not see in my post where I thought race was an issue. I guess if you have no retort you run to the race card (politically savvy…when in doubt attack). My point is I think there is merit to what the government approved and I would assume you would care as well. However, you think it’s a reasonable action since it helps my political party. Who really cares who gets the glory as long as the oil spill is contained? I guess you don’t care about waste. You are part of the reason politics are so toxic today.

Posted by: sliowa1 | June 8, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

And Republicans still fighting hard to keep BP from having to pay for its negligence, and sticking taxpayers with the bill:

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) has been fighting aggressively to defend the oil industry even as BP’s oil disaster gets worse and worse by the day. Yesterday, Vitter blasted an e-mail attacking his Democratic opponent this November, Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-LA), for having the audacity to point out that unregulated free-market policies have allowed the “oil industry to ruin our wetlands.”

Also on Monday, Vitter sent yet another letter to the Obama administration requesting a “quick end” to the “six-month ban on drilling in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.” The moratorium was issued to allow federal authorities to investigate the problems at deepwater drilling platforms and to propose new regulations. Indeed, deepwater drilling platforms like BP’s Atlantis platform in the Gulf of Mexico have been cited for “disturbing reports” of safety lapses.

Vitter, who has been bankrolled by over $783,835 from the oil and gas industry, has been a reliable ally for companies like BP. Shortly after BP’s spill this year, Vitter introduced a bill to limit an oil company’s liability to the amount of its profit in the last four quarters, or $150 million, whichever is greater.

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

"drindl, I saw that too. I wonder if a lot of it has something to do with Rand Paul? It's a very precipitous drop to occur over such a short period of time. That might suggest some kind of event rather than a simple erosion of support."

I think it's just a question of the more people find out about what the baggers are really all about, the less they like them. Radicals and extremists tend to be not that popular with the majority of people in this country, nor white supremacists either.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

"But as you say, since its BP’s (i.e., someone else) money who really cares. I enjoy your ethics teaching on civics.

Posted by: sliowa1 "

hahaha, what is with you right wingers and your love for BP? You'll have to forgive me if my concern for Louisiana trumps my concern for about ten minutes of BP profit.

Besides, I'm AGAINST building these things. You should be too since it means BP gets to keep their money and I can be against it since it means Louisiana gets to keep its sand.

It's cute how you people suddenly feign concern for us.

Also, what is it with the wingers who will call the spill Obama's Katrina and then talk about how great Bush is five minutes later. You know, George Bush, of the ORIGINAL Katrina?

Yeah, if someone is fuc king up our country, it's much better that a white guy be doing it.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

DDAWD,

“I think the berms are politics.”

I happen to agree with BB if it is approved I would think there is some engineering/scientific merit. If it is as you say, then Obama is a shame since he is deliberating throwing money away knowing it is not going to work. While its may not work (how often do we over sell scientific findings), it should have some reasonable merit. If I was a supporter of Obama and he was acting ill responsible with money, I would be complaining since it makes his other policies come under scrutiny (who cares as long as I pass something). But as you say, since its BP’s (i.e., someone else) money who really cares. I enjoy your ethics teaching on civics.

Posted by: sliowa1 | June 8, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

The Democrats’ tactics are predictable. Running against George W. Bush (who?) is not likely to get them very far, though Obama can’t resist attacking him wherever he goes. But emphasizing local issues (as in PA-12), banking on intraparty Republican splits (as in NY-23), and disqualifying Republicans as wackos or on personal grounds can salvage some seats that otherwise seem lost.

Still, the fact that Democrats are reduced to such tactics underlines their problem: The policies of the Obama administration and congressional Democratic leaders are deeply unpopular. And those policies have swept into politics hundreds of thousands of previously apolitical citizens, symbolized by but not limited to the tea-party movement.

And the bad news keeps coming out. The Gulf oil spill is evidently not going to be stopped for at least another two months; you’ll see lots of oily pelicans on newscasts between now and Election Day. The May jobs report showed that 411,000 of the 425,000 jobs gained were temporary Census workers.The Democrats’ stimulus package kept many unionized public employees on the job. But, as liberal economists Paul Krugman and Robert Reich have pointed out, it has not done much to stimulate private-sector job creation.
Meanwhile, the Obama Democrats’ legislative agenda threatens recovery. The cap-and-trade bill would impose huge costs on the economy now for benefits promised decades hence. Legalizing illegal immigrants would hold down low earners’ wages. Higher taxes on high earners next year, when Democrats will let the Bush tax cuts expire, will tend to retard rather than stimulate growth.

So the road to November looks bumpy for both parties. But while the Republicans are encountering speed bumps, the Democrats are in danger of facing Jersey barriers and “road closed” signs. Fundamentals matter.

— Michael Barone

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

drindl, I saw that too. I wonder if a lot of it has something to do with Rand Paul? It's a very precipitous drop to occur over such a short period of time. That might suggest some kind of event rather than a simple erosion of support. If people think that Tea Party = anti-CRA, that could kill their support rather quickly.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

@jimgeraghty I think the biggest GOP primaries tomorrow are CA-GOV, CA-SEN, NV-SEN, SC-GOV. There's a good chance women win all four.

and note that they are not affirmative action give aways from guilt as Libs tend to do, these are successful, tough grizzly mommas.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Here's a poll for drivl:

Poll: Oil response worse than Katrina (Politico)
Politico - More than two-thirds of Americans rate the government's response to the spill negatively.

Let me translate for you:

Two thirds of the country think berry is more of an bumbling idiot than Bush was.

took less than two years to find the truth, over the objections of the press.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

A new WaPo poll CC seems to be willfully ignoring... guess he doesn't like the results:

"The poll also finds growing disapproval of the "tea party" movement, with half the population now expressing an unfavorable impression of the loosely aligned protest campaign that has shaken up politics this year.

And at a time when Republicans anticipate significant gains in House and Senate elections, there is also fresh evidence of the challenges facing the GOP. Six in 10 poll respondents say they have a negative view of the policies put forward by the Republican minority in Congress, and about a third say they trust Republicans over Democrats to handle the nation's main problems. "

60% have a negative view of R 'policies' -- jokes, is more like it -- and only a third trust Repubicans over Democrats. So much for that landslide.


Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Weakness incarnate has consequences:

The hits keep coming: Hillary dissed by the President of Peru
Ed Lasky

A symbol of America's diminished standing. Even Peru is unconcerned about snubbing Hillary Clinton.

Sometimes even diplomats get stood up.


The stage was set for a news conference: two chairs and two microphones on a table in the ornate neo-Baroque Salon Dorado of the presidential palace; two flags, of the United States and Peru. And a gaggle of reporters and photographers stood ready, armed with their questions.


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton walked into the hall with Peruvian President Alan Garcia and sat down on the chair in front of the American flag, a blue folder of prepared remarks in front of her.


But Garcia remained standing at the side of table. He made a lengthy statement in Spanish. And then he walked briskly out of the room, leaving Clinton by herself.

After all, the world sees tyrants like the leader of Iran ridicule America, Russia run roughshod over Georgia, North Korea kills scores of South Koreans when they torpedoed a boat, Syria and Turkey wrap their arms around Iran-despite America reestablishing relations with Syria, Brazil and Turkey do an end run around America by "negotiating with Iran" over its nuclear weapons program, Putin calling the media back into a rum so he can dress down Hillary in front of the world...and the list goes on and on as nations feel free to humiliate not just this administration but the entire country of America.


This is the (dis) respect that Obama's reign has led the world towards. Why are we surprised? He doesn't respect America, so why should the rest of the world?

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

A new WaPo poll CC seems to be willfully ignoring... guess he doesn't like the results:

"The poll also finds growing disapproval of the "tea party" movement, with half the population now expressing an unfavorable impression of the loosely aligned protest campaign that has shaken up politics this year.

And at a time when Republicans anticipate significant gains in House and Senate elections, there is also fresh evidence of the challenges facing the GOP. Six in 10 poll respondents say they have a negative view of the policies put forward by the Republican minority in Congress, and about a third say they trust Republicans over Democrats to handle the nation's main problems. "

60% have a negative view of R 'policies' -- jokes, is more like it -- and only a third trust Repubicans over Democrats. So much for that landslide.


Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

The spectacular loss of American jobs is devastating to more Americans than the oil spill in the gulf, but Barack Obama still doesn't get it. This month he bragged to an audience of truckers in Hyattsville, Md., that our economy is "getting stronger by the day."

The U.S. Labor Department reports a very different picture. The number of long-term unemployed, defined as Americans out of work for 27 or more weeks, is at its highest level since the Labor Department began collecting such data in the 1940s.

Unemployment of young men is the highest in 61 years of recordkeeping, according to the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. The numbers for minority teenagers are tragic.

The best way Obama could create jobs is to cut taxes on those who create jobs (corporations and investors), but that's absolutely not his game plan. He wants redistribution of wealth from taxpayers to non-taxpayers and a larger percent of our population economically and attitudinally dependent on government

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

37th, you have nothing to fear from the kirpan. Westernized Sikh's view it as a religious artifact and the kirpan they carry is ceremonial -- small and not sharp. And why are you worried about haley carrying a kirpan? She says she is a Christian now. Honestly, 37th, your brain runs in the oddest ruts.

I will say that there are moments when I look at the little crucifix I carry in my purse and I think of 37th and, yeah, I feel kind of stabby all of a sudden.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | June 8, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

I sense jacka$$ has some V!agra issues.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

wow, another day at the fix reveling in liberal ineffectiveness.

where's dingbat drivl to find some no name Repub who got drunk last night to avert the shame.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 8, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

It is not infertility that I am sneering at farlingtonblade. It is Rush Limbaugh's hypocrisy which has a girth unmatched except for Limbaugh's own physical bloat. He constantly harps on this manliness theme. Well, the essence of being male--the one thing that a female seems to actually need to have a male around for--is a serviceable sperm. It is after all what makes our race continue.

Well, Obama has proven himself a man in that respect, Limbaugh has not. One would think that Rush would recognize bad form in criticizing Obama on that count but he does and often. He has always had this sneering suspicious attitude toward any democrat or liberal as being insufficiently "manly". Well it takes a good deal more to make someone manly than blustery rhetoric and faking the smoking of a stogie.

Posted by: jaxas70 | June 8, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: jaxas70
"...I've been around awile..."

Yeah, okay, so have a lot of us.

Posted by: jaxas70
"...I served time in the Military..."

Yeah, okay, so have a lot of us.

Posted by: jaxas70
"...gave classroom instruction in various military subjects..."

Ooooh, do you get a Bronze Star for that..or maybe a Combat Infantry Badge?

Posted by: jaxas70
"...taught in Air War Seminars..."

NOW we get it! 'into the air, junior bird men! into the air upside down!' And YOU are going to lecture US on manhood??? Get bent, ya' damn air force pussy!

Yes, Obama is a metro-sexual wimp!

Posted by: sosueme1 | June 8, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Guess I may as well post some politics on here.

Anyone see the latest WaPo poll on the Tea Party approval rating?

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/06/poll_the_sagging_popularity_of.html


According to Weigel, the vast majority of the support loss has been from 18-29ers

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

BB, I think the berms are politics. As much as I like Obama, I don't thin he's infallible and I don't think he's above playing politics. Some people say that the WH has approved is really nothing. I'm not so sure of the details myself. But mainly meant as a move to shut Jindal up. Let's face it, like Reaganomics, the politics of the berms are good. It's just their effectiveness that seems to have no supporters.

And it's the sand issue that concerns me the most. It gets used for real coastal rebuilding. The money is presumably coming from BP anyways. Perhaps that concern is minor in comparison to the politics. If it is for our actual governor, then how could it not be for the president?

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Given that the berms were approved, there must be some "experts" who think they can help. The alternative is that the Obama administration got rolled and is diverting resources to an effort that is doomed to fail. If the berms are a hair brained idea, it reflects pretty badly on the ACE that they were approved.

Decent points jaxas with one big exception. Infertility is nothing to sneer at. It does seem that el Rushbo's wives are getting younger and blonder, though.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | June 8, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

The odd thing about all of this bubble and fizz is that after all of this fussing back and forth over the decades between liberals and conservatives, it is the hated liberals who have turned out to be right all along. Evey single turdpile we have today came out of a zealous fealty to conservative ideology. The failed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the tax cuts for the rich, the deregulation leading to the failure to prevent the flooding after Katrina, the mining disasters, the collapsed Minnesota Bridge, the financial collapse, the oil spills--all came about as a result of decades of conservative foreign and domestic policies that left our nation's security and infrastructure in shambles--policies applied by both republicans and democrats.

This pile of crap is not on Obama. It is on right wing morons who have had their way with America for far too long and if the American voter doesn't start to smarten up, they are going to make it worse by giving these cretins the reins of government again.

If they do, they earn my utter contempt.

Posted by: jaxas70 | June 8, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

In the nick of time to help incumbent Democrats, the administration has come out with claims to the recent success of capping the flow of oil.
These claims, together with the best live imagery of how the cap works and how it was implemented I found at http://www.robbingamerica.com
The technology shown here is fascinating and in spite of what everybody thinks of BP right now, it is very good work by BP, but now in doubt by the story of who deserves the credit for this success.

Posted by: JohnGalt9 | June 8, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Um, no. The objections are

1) They aren't going to work
2) Will divert sand away from other uses
3) Will get wiped away by even the mildest tropical storms.

Go on, find me one expert that says they will work. One.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

It's a little grandiose to call this "Super Duper Tuesday". There are 11 states voting today, and very few of the races have any national importance. It's no comparison to the real Super Tuesday, which has more than twice as many states voting in the presidential primary.

This Tuesday is barely super, and it's certainly not super-duper. Get your facts straight!

Posted by: Blarg | June 8, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Real Men don't need to have experts in a college seminar atmosphere to find out whose "ass to kick."


It is ridiculous - Real Men KNOW whose "ass gets kicked"


Not only is Obama out-of-touch with the American People, Obama is out-of-touch with his own emotions - and his own manhood.

Metrosexual - that is the best way to put it -

The bottom line - Obama is completely worthless and ineffective.


Yea, but the liberal media keeps on saying - WHY is Obama worthless and ineffective ? WHAT is missing ???


Most of the country will tell the liberal media that Obama never had it - he was ALWAYS A BUNCH OF LIES AND DECEPTIONS.

Obama has been INEXPERIENCED, UNQUALIFIED AND CLUELESS the whole time -


When did YOU first notice ???


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 8, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

jaxas70


I don't know what possessed you to select that name for yourself, but it seems about right.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 8, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

I have to snicker at these pathetic little rodents snipping at the President's ankles with their little rat teeth.

One of the things I like about this President is his ability to dismissively flick such characterless little pests off his shoulder as if they were flakes of dandruff.

Most of them sit around all day whacking off to the blustery rhetoric of Rush Limbaugh or sniffing the rancid hineys of Bachmann and Palin.

Posted by: jaxas70 | June 8, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Ddawd


The berms are going to work

The objection - which comes from the ultr-leftist environmentalists in Obama's circle - centers on the contaminants at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

They are saying that the dredging which would be required would pollute the Gulf much more - that is what they are afraid of.

The berms will stop the oil - but stir up all the other contaminants in the sediment at the bottom of the Gulf.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 8, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

One little cultural item: Sikhs are supposed to ALWAYS CARRY A KNIFE AT ALL TIMES.

I wonder if Nikki Haley ALWAYS HAS A KNIFE ON HER.


IS SHE PACKING ?

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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 8, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

haha, Jindal's sand berm thing is the stupidest idea out there. Not going to stop the oil and probably won't survive through October.

I don't know if Jindal thinks it's going to work. I hope he's got some competent advisers that told him it won't.

But Jindal gets the best of both worlds in this political stunt. White House has approved the building of the damn things, so Jindal gets to look like he's doing something. Plus, when they invariably fail in slowing the oil, he can continue to be a d!ck and say that it's Obama's fault for not starting earlier.

Go and find me a credible expert who says these berms are going to work. While you're at it, go and find me an expert that says that upper class tax cuts will raise the living conditions of the poor. Find me an expert that says that taking out Baghdad will solve terrorism. Or find me one that says that the best way to stimulate the economy is through a bunch of tax cuts. Or find me an expert that says that global warming isn't related to human activity.

See a pattern? Bunch of dumb, anti-intellectual fu cks.

Well, let's hope that BP supplies us the sand to build these things along with the money because we sure don't have a whole lot to spare to divert from REAL hurricane relief preparation.

Not like it matters, though. The big mansion in Baton Rouge is staying dry no matter what.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

I've been around awile. I served time in the Military, taught in Air War Seminars, gave classroom instruction in various military subjects. I fancy myself a pretty good judge of character. And when I see smarmy little bugs like Moonbat and 37TH making snarky comments concerning Obama's "manhood", I know precisely what is motivating them. For years, the bloated, ignominous pussy Rush Limbaugh used to make the same laughable insinuations about Bill Clinton.

These two pathetic, comical morons--moon and 37th--make such insulting suggestions out of their serious, pathological doubts about their own manhood. Just as various explorations of Limbaugh's own issues with "manliness"--his three, going on four failed marriages and inability to sire--and his other addictive qualities suggesting that he probably has a narcissictic affair with his own bloated carcass, so too do I recognize in moonbat and 37th a sort of obsessive need to transfer their own "shortcomings" to the biggest "He" in the land, the President of the United States.

Let me tell you folks, Barack Obama has more manhood in the mole on his face than Limbaugh, moonbat and 37th all three together.

Posted by: jaxas70 | June 8, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Is it possible that someone at the Washington Post NEVER knew the idiom was fool-proof ???

I guess so.

Is it possible that we have a president that is COMPLETELY UNAWARE OF WHAT HIS PROPER ROLE IS ???


The MISMANAGEMENT - NO, THE LACK OF MANAGEMENT.

Obama is completely INEXPERIENCED - CLUELESS AND UNQUALIFIED.

YES, these meetings look like COLLEGE SEMINARS -

That is not RUNNING A GOVERNMENT.


This is a horrible and serious situation for our country to be in.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 8, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Obungler has spent over 10 million bucks of our money on concerts and parties while the jobs dissappear, the oil flows and the jihadists attack. Between golf, bball and vacations, no wonder he can't make a single decision.

Posted by: Moonbat | June 8, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Obama's interview with Matt Lauer

Obama says he has not spoken with BP CEO Tony Hayward.

WHAT ?

Obama seems to be more concerned with the media - than the oil spill.

Every other president in HISTORY would have had Tony Hayward on the phone.

What a disaster? Is Obama this bad? Can he be this clueless?


Obama appears to have a FUNDAMENTAL MISUNDERSTANDING AS TO WHAT HIS JOB IS.


Obama simply does not know what he is doing - this is a situation - in any other position in any company in America - the person would just be moved out of the position immediately.

Obama just does not understand what his role is supposed to be.


Obama is still the same INEXPERIENCE, UNQUALIFIED AND CLUELESS guy we always knew was there.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 8, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

I hope Nikki Haley gets >50 percent and becomes a national star. It will make her inevitable fall that much more entertaining.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 8, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Regarding #3: It's "fool-proof" not "full-proof."

Might be time to hire a "proof" reader, don'tcha think?

Posted by: Bondosan | June 8, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Obama has had SEVEN WEEKS TO RESPOND TO THIS OIL SPILL


And still there are hundreds of birds dying.

Seven weeks into Katrina, Bush had everyone out of New Orleans, the city was drained, and RAINBOWS WERE EVERYWHERE.


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OBAMA IS SO UPSET ABOUT THE OIL SPILL because he knows he just came out in favor of expanded offshore oil drilling - and he just did a year-long safety review - and HE ASSURED EVERYONE THAT THE SAFETY STANDARDS WERE UP FOR THE TASK.


He cant understand why the country isnt slamming him harder for that.

See Obama's health care plan is TICKING DEFICIT BOMB.


HE CANT FIGURE OUT WHY THE COUNTRY ISN'T MORE UPSET ABOUT THAT EITHER.


ALL Obama's policies are a disaster.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 8, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Moonbat really has it right.

Real Men don't need to have experts in a college seminar atmosphere to find out whose "ass to kick."

It is ridiculous - Real Men KNOW whose "ass gets kicked"

Not only is Obama out-of-touch with the American People, Obama is out-of-touch with his own emotions - and his own manhood.


Metrosexual - that is the best way to put it -


The bottom line - Obama is completely worthless and ineffective.

Yea, but the liberal media keeps on saying - WHY is Obama worthless and ineffective ? WHAT is missing ???

Most of the country will tell the liberal media that Obama never had it - he was ALWAYS A BUNCH OF LIES AND DECEPTIONS.


Obama has been INEXPERIENCED, UNQUALIFIED AND CLUELESS the whole time -

When did YOU first notice ???


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 8, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Since projecting leadership --- or even mere competence --- at this point is a lost cause for the skinny little man sitting in the Oval Office, the president is now trying to project what a badass he is.
Obama's new tough-guy quote about his petrocatastrophe: "I want to know whose ass to kick."
It's still entirely possible that this accident was something no one could have avoided. BP could have simply hit an unmapped gas pocket. It's also possible the full nature of the incident will never be known. But we do know that the Obama Regime failed to enact the NOAA plan for burning off the oil early in the game when it was still possible to act. And we know the Obama Regime dithered over Governor Jindal's plan to build sand berms to protect the Louisiana coast.

In fact, the only thing this pathetic idiotic joke of a president has done since "Day 1" is attack the only people who are actually trying to fix the problem. Which, come to think of it, is the exact same approach he uses on illegal immigration.

It's hard to believe the president is taking this seriously as a crisis when he's partying it up with Paul McCartney and his team spent last weekend playing shirtless beer pong.

Instead of leadership, we get this little girly-man playing playground trash-talk. Oh well, that's enough to keep the progressive base happy, anyway.

Posted by: Moonbat | June 8, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Margaret we haven't heard from the Dems in California because they have been banking money in anticipation for today. Mark, I think Boxer is a pretty good Senator, but I think we agree that Fiorina is as light a lightweight as you can get. She was pushed out of HP and isn't very liked in Silicon valley, and with her anti-immigration stance she can kiss 35% of the electorate goodbye. Boxer will cruise to a 10 point win in November with Brown beating Whitman by 7 or so.

Posted by: AndyR3 | June 8, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Should be a fun evening watching primary returns. Time to get the cocktail shaker out for a fabulous martini (or two), some cheese and crackers, and yummy kalamata olive bread with boursin spread on it.

Posted by: JPDupre | June 8, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

AndyR3, I think that would be an excellent ad campaign for the DNC to underwrite in California. I think we should take seriously DeMint's declaration that he would rather have fewer and better Republicans on the Hill. The fewer the better.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | June 8, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Elections mean little in a nation that allows rogues to silently torture its citizens...

URGENT TO Tom Perez, Deputy Atty. Gen. for Civil Rights (staff, pls. fwd.):

When are you going to stop these official atrocities against American citizens?

HOMELAND FUSION CENTER MICROWAVE CELL TOWER WEAPON SYSTEM SILENTLY ASSAULTS, TORTURES, IMPAIRS EXTRAJUDICIALLY 'TARGETED' AMERICANS: VETERAN JOURNALIST

• "Dissidents" and "undesirables" also targeted by multi-agency program for financial sabotage, community-based, police-protected, GPS-enabled vigilante stalking and harassment, and ideologically-driven censorship -- a genocidal purge.

All of those cell towers you see all over America are NOT all for phone calls.

Some of them are TORTURE TOWERS -- part of a nationwide microwave/laser radio frequency "directed energy weapon" system that is being used by operatives of the multi-agency Homeland Security-run "fusion center" network to silently torture, impair, and physically and neurologically degrade the functioning and well-being of extrajudicially, unjustly '"targeted" citizens...

And apparently, this precision-targeted domestic weapon system being used to attack and harm U.S. citizens has been deployed WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF CONGRESS or high state officials.

• When will President Obama stop the human and civil rights atrocities of a multi-agency fusion center shadow government?

BUCKS COUNTY, PA: "Mid-Atlantic States (including D.C.) Centcom of a Fusion Center Gestapo."

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-silently-tortures-americans-cell-tower-microwaves
http://nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america
OR NowPublic.com/scrivener OR Facebook -- Vic Livingston ("Notes")

Posted by: scrivener50 | June 8, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse

ejr2, all federal contractors are required to use e-verify.

I am guessing there was no need for such an amendment to the ARRA, but I would like to know if the amendment was a mere empty gesture, as it would seem to me, or a loophole closer, as you seem to believe. I am capable of researching this on my own, and will, but not instantly, so if anyone knows about this, please post.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | June 8, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

Dear leader is now getting bleeped on TV as his thin skin weak defensive retorts are revealed as utterly incompetent.

His one accomplishment, health care, was overwhelmingly unwanted.

Golf anyone?

Posted by: Moonbat | June 8, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Sharron Angle will win the primary going away - bet on it.

And then she will (in the memorable words of Mark Levin) "kick his (Reid's) a$$!".

And here is how she will do it - reminding Nevada and the whole country about where Harry Reid stands on illegal aliens and American workers:

Reid is TOAST. With record unemployment of American citizens and hordes of illegal aliens invading our country, Reid has been on the wrong side every time.

The same weekend that 1200 Arizonans attended a funeral for a rancher murdered by illegal alien drug smugglers, good old Harry was leading a rally of illegal aliens and their supporters in Las Vegas, promising them swift action on "amnesty" ("Comprehensive Immigration Reform" for liberals and McCain). Wrong side, Harry.

And when it comes time to lead the Senate -- remember these numbers: 407 to 2.

Why are they important? They demonstrate how out of touch Reid is with America, how he is courting votes of future "legalized" illegal aliens, and how he is punishing American citizen workers. 407 to 2. Remember these numbers: 407 to 2.

In February, 2009, the House passed an amendment that required all the billions or trillions (hard to keep the comma in the right place these days!) of federal stimulus money (i. e. American taxpayers' hard-earned dollars) to be spent on contracts with companies that used E-verify, so as to ensure that all those $$$$ would eventually go to American citizens, too many of whom are unemployed.

What did the majority leader of the Senate do? He ignored the wishes of the American people, as expressed through their elected representatives by an overwhelming 407 to 2 vote, and BLOCKED all attempts to have a vote on a similar amendment in the Senate.

Result: Billions of our taxes intentionally spent on jobs for ILLEGAL
ALIENS.

You can thank Harry (TOAST) Reid in November by remembering these numbers:
407 to 2.

Angle will kick Harry's you know what.

Posted by: ejr2 | June 8, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse

You may recall that Speaker Pelosi criticized Harman for being too willing to accommodate Rs on national security issues. I take her difficulties to be caused by this perception of her hawkishness among liberals. Of course, that is what I like about her. Would a SoCal poster fill us in on why Harman is facing a challenge? It might be all local, for all I know.

Andy, I hope Brown, a true wild card, but a heavyweight in CA policy and politics, stays miles away from the ever so lightweight Boxer. She cannot possibly help him, IMHO.

Having expressed my dislike for Boxer and my admiration for Moonbeam, I realize that Boxer would be better for CA then CF. I had hoped Campbell would be the R nominee, but I think my cousins in CA will be stuck with mediocre choices.

Everything about the AR race has surprised me. How a labor/lib D could challenge a blue dog with seniority is surprise number one. How he could actually be running ahead of her in polling against Rs is just astonishing. I must no longer have any sense of what is going on in AR.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | June 8, 2010 7:57 AM | Report abuse

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

Posted by: TIMNGUYEN1 | June 8, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

It kills me when we have a column about the Tuesday Primary and someone posts about OBAMA FOLLOWS BANKRUPT GREECE MODEL!!! Well, that's on topic. How about we stick with the issue at hand?

Posted by: Ralph_Indianapolis | June 8, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

"stuck there" Sorry about that

Posted by: AndyR3 | June 8, 2010 7:45 AM | Report abuse

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

Posted by: TIMNGUYEN1 | June 8, 2010 7:42 AM | Report abuse

I am looking at the Whitman/Poizner primary today too. Both have run to the right and are now stuck their. I am interested to see if Jerry Brown and Boxer go up with a unified TV commercial message the day after the primary to paint the entire GOP field as right-wing extremists. Throw in some serious buys by the DNC and these races may be over before they even start.

If Angle wins then every Democrat running will jump for joy, since she will surely come out harping her crazy right wing nonsense and the DNC and other Democratic orginizations will start to paint the entire GOP as very very out of touch with mainstream america. Way to go Steele, your doing a bang up job of destroying the Republican party from the inside.

Posted by: AndyR3 | June 8, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

A nice roundup - just a shame about a glaring factual inaccuracy: Pulaski is not "a central Arkansas county located just minutes from downtown Little Rock". Pulaski County contains all of Little Rock, including downtown.

Posted by: o-munn | June 8, 2010 7:11 AM | Report abuse

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