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David Vitter's primary: Another nuisance for the incumbent, a boon for Democrats

By Aaron Blake

If Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.) can somehow pull an upset of Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) this November, he may well look back on Friday as the turning point.

Vitter learned just before the weekend began that he will face a primary this year, with the 11th hour entry of former Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Chet Traylor into the race.

Vitter's prostitution scandal aside, there's little reason to believe he is in a heap of trouble in either the general election or the primary this year. In the three years since the scandal broke, he has set himself up as a vocal critic of the Obama Administration and continues to have reasonably strong numbers among GOP voters (71 percent approval in one poll, 62 percent in another) and in the general election, where he leads Melancon by double digits in most polls.

But that's not always the whole picture. When a politician has serious vulnerabilities -- as Vitter definitely could -- a strong challenger is often needed to bring those to light. Melancon has been trying for months to chip away, and those efforts have only begun to pay dividends recently. Now, enter Traylor.

Traylor is a recently retired former justice who weighed entering the race last year before his wife died of a stroke. Midway through the three-day filing period, with nobody else stepping forward to give Vitter a primary, he called his media consultant, Roy Fletcher, and said he'd decided to give it a go.

As candidates go, Traylor has a lot more work to do than would someone like Louisiana Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, who passed on a primary this year. But Louisiana political analyst John Maginnis said Traylor is very capable.

"He's got the potential," Maginnis said. "Most people in the state don't know him at all, but he's a pretty good campaigner and a pretty likeable guy."

Complicating matters for Traylor is the time frame. He's just now getting the thing off the ground, and he has only six weeks (the primary is Aug. 28) to mount a successful primary against an incumbent senator with $5.5 million in the bank.

Traylor aims to raise $1 million in that abbreviated time period, and he's no fundraising neophyte. He raised more than half a million dollars for his state Supreme Court campaign in 1996, which is a substantial sum, especially for back then.

He's also got an experienced consultant on his side in Fletcher. The deputy campaign manager for Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) 2000 presidential bid could produce the kind of media campaign needed to put the focus squarely on Vitter's foibles, which most recently came to include a staffer who had been charged with stabbing his girlfriend.

Asked how directly Traylor would address Vitter's problems, a source close to his campaign said it's game-on. "I suspect that given Traylor's temperament," the source said, "that there won't be any hornswoggling about it."

Traylor said he doesn't need to talk about Vitter's problems right now because they are all over the media. "I'm not going to talk about it right now," he told The Fix. "Y'all are doing a good job. But I'm going to answer any question I'm asked."

Traylor has brought on Lev Dawson as campaign manager and Verne Kennedy to do his polling. He said he conducted a poll several months back and that he wouldn't be in the race if he didn't see a path to victory.

While Vitter is a Harvard-educated New Orleanian, Traylor is from the rural northeastern part of the state. The former judge and state trooper could provide a sharp contrast to the senator.

Vitter has in recent days been dealing (rather unsuccessfully) with revelations about his former staffer. The local media seem to have a real appetite for the controversy, and Traylor's entry into the race could help push that narrative in a way that Melancon couldn't -- at least at this point in the campaign.

Even if Traylor can't beat Vitter, he could do Melancon a big favor. This one's worth keeping an eye on over the next six weeks, even as Vitter remains a strong favorite for reelection.

By Aaron Blake  |  July 12, 2010; 4:02 PM ET
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Comments

When David Vitters rented prostitutes, he liked the hookers to make him wear diapers and treat him like a baby. This is not normal behavior. Vitters is mentally ill; and this illness will eventually manifest itself in ways other than just incredibly reckless sexual behavior. Maybe Louisiana just wants to see the inevitable train wreck.

Posted by: JustinCC9 | July 14, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Get rid of the democrats...get rid of hypocrisy, re-elect guys like McCain who have the intelligence and clout to get things moving. Leave guys like JD in the dirt so they cannot add any more spending to our deficit.

Posted by: antidonkey | July 14, 2010 12:15 AM | Report abuse

That being said....love your column chris, and I like lurking here.

Posted by: bobncar | July 13, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

That being said....love your comments chris, and I like lurking here.

Posted by: bobncar | July 13, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

I quit coming here several weeks ago because of 37thstreets boring, ranting diatribes of drivel. I come back and find out he/she is not only still here but under a new name. For pete's sake someone give this poor person a job, so he has something to do besides be miserable in his own skin.

Posted by: bobncar | July 13, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Fine - Sterotype the Tea Party.

Go ahead -

BUT THEN NEVER SAY THAT SOMEONE CAN NOT STEROTYPE BLACKS - EVER AGAIN.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace

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There's a vast difference between stereotyping a group based upon allegations of misbehavior that lack for specific evidence that it's endemic to the members of that group (such as teabagger opinions of blacks, latinos, liberals, etc.) and simply reporting what members, and especially leadership, of that group do and say. There is no stereotyping of teabaggers, they are endemically racist.

Posted by: washpost18 | July 13, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Fine - Sterotype the Tea Party.

Go ahead -


BUT THEN NEVER SAY THAT SOMEONE CAN NOT STEROTYPE BLACKS - EVER AGAIN.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace
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Do you think we will see stereotyping of the Black Panther democrats in the free lunch D bagger Party?

Posted by: leapin | July 13, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

You call this POST RACIAL???

In broadwayjoe's American - everyone has to watch what they say - because if somehow it could be interpreted to be against Obama, you will be called a racist.

AND watch the proxy issues - better off if EVERYONE agrees with Obama on the proxy issues too - or else you will be called a racist.


This is broadwayjoe's America.


The problem is Obama promised a POST-RACIAL AMERICA -

Obama's people have gone back on that promise.


CLEARLY THE NAACP IS NOT MATURE ENOUGH TO HANDLE A BLACK PRESIDENT.

IF THE NAACP WAS MATURE ENOUGH TO HANDLE A BLACK PRESIDENT - race would not enter into the discussion of any issue.


Fine - go ahead - but if the NAACP issues a resolution tomorroe - the organization will lose all its credibility.

Does anyone realize what a disaster for race relations this kind of attitude is ???

WHAT WE HAVE NOW is the blacks at the NAACP STEROTYPING THE TEA PARTY.

Fine - Sterotype the Tea Party.


Go ahead -

BUT THEN NEVER SAY THAT SOMEONE CAN NOT STEROTYPE BLACKS - EVER AGAIN.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 13, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

"I think Vitter is in great shape for reelection."

Oh, great shape. He's so telegenic in diapers and his aides are so good at stabbing their girlfriends. Plus, he loves BP!

Posted by: drindl | July 13, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

I think Vitter is in great shape for reelection. Traylor may get 30% of the vote, max. Otherwise, Vitter is in great shape in the primary & GE.

Posted by: reason5 | July 13, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

not-banned 37, I'm sure the NAACP wants to hear your take on these matters, you know, the imaginary black riots and such you like to discuss. Pleeaaase reconsider and show up unannounced at the convention and demand floor time. Don't forget to wave a Dale Robertson Tea Party sign proudly.

Do you have Obamacare, BTW?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 13, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Vitter pandering to teabaggers. That's a tautology no matter which definition of teabagger you're using.

Posted by: washpost18 | July 13, 2010 7:08 AM | Report abuse

"Traylor aims to raise $1 million in that abbreviated time period, and he's no fundraising neophyte. He raised more than half a million dollars for his state Supreme Court campaign in 1996, which is a substantial sum, especially for back then."

Aaron was in second grade in 1996.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | July 13, 2010 6:59 AM | Report abuse

The Post has turned into the campaign arm of the Dems and obama - this article is a perfect example. Vittner wins easily but the Post is doing everything in their power to upend him, just as they tried with Bob McDonnell, Chris Cristey and Scott Brown.....they failed everytime as they will with Vittner. Anyone that thinks a Democrat can win in Louisiana after Obama's abysmal response to the oil Leak is delusional. Obama makes Bush's response to Katrina look heroic, compared to his "I don't care" approach to America's problems. Obama cares about one thing-hisself.

Posted by: Realist201 | July 13, 2010 6:26 AM | Report abuse

You call this POST RACIAL???

In broadwayjoe's American - everyone has to watch what they say - because if somehow it could be interpreted to be against Obama, you will be called a racist.

AND watch the proxy issues - better off if EVERYONE agrees with Obama on the proxy issues too - or else you will be called a racist.


This is broadwayjoe's America.


The problem is Obama promised a POST-RACIAL AMERICA -

Obama's people have gone back on that promise.


CLEARLY THE NAACP IS NOT MATURE ENOUGH TO HANDLE A BLACK PRESIDENT.

IF THE NAACP WAS MATURE ENOUGH TO HANDLE A BLACK PRESIDENT - race would not enter into the discussion of any issue.


Fine - go ahead - but if the NAACP issues a resolution tomorroe - the organization will lose all its credibility.

Does anyone realize what a disaster for race relations this kind of attitude is ???

WHAT WE HAVE NOW is the blacks at the NAACP STEROTYPING THE TEA PARTY.

Fine - Sterotype the Tea Party.


Go ahead -

BUT THEN NEVER SAY THAT SOMEONE CAN NOT STEROTYPE BLACKS - EVER AGAIN.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 13, 2010 1:20 AM | Report abuse

Obama has SLIPPED A SECRET PROVISION INTO THE FINANCIAL REGULATION BILL - AND TURNED THE BILL INTO A MINORITY QUOTA HIRING BILL


Section 342, which declares that race and gender employment ratios, if not quotas, must be observed by private financial institutions that do business with the government. In a major power grab, the new law inserts race and gender quotas into America's financial industry.

In addition to this bill's well-publicized plans to establish over a dozen new financial regulatory offices, Section 342 sets up at least 20 Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion. This has had no coverage by the news media and has large implications.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 13, 2010 1:12 AM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe


So there wasn't a BLACK RIOT this weekend in Seattle ???


No looting at Foot Locker ???

This is the problem with the NAACP today - THEY are destroying their own credibility.


Let's hear them pass a "resolution" about the riot in Seattle - instead we hear nothing.

Instead we have a "resolution" full of garbage about the Tea Party.

Is this bringing the country racial progress ???

NO - NO PROGRESS THERE.

What we have is an organization insisting on destroying its credibility - where once you had a group which whites listend to - after tomorrow's "resolution" no whites will ever listen to them again.

Again - Obama is causing race relations to go BACKWARDS.

And this lack of progress isn't going to be made up anytime soon.

Blacks HAVE NO IDEA that their behavior over the past two years is causing whites to say - you are not mature enough to handle having Obama as president.


This is sad - the blacks are not going to get another chance.

Go ahead - draw up your resolution of garbage.

But what you really want - people to listen to you - that won't be happening any time soon.

Go ahead - pass a "resolution" tomorrow calling 50 million people racist.

That will help.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 13, 2010 1:05 AM | Report abuse

For a bunch of emotionally retarded bedwetters those tea partiers sure are full of themselves. Brown never sold himself as a libertarian. I'm glad they're angry, let them hemmorhage.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 12, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Hardly a lecture, Chris. A buddy of mine from high school went into the Navy. Came back extraordinarily well built (nothing to do on a sub but lift weights) and with, shall we say, a salty vocabulary. No sentence was complete without at least one f-bomb. Of course, that robbed a delicious word of nearly all its power. It's like 37th crying racism for anyone who dared disagree with him. Down in the noise.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | July 12, 2010 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Scott Brown's facebook page is taking hits of maybe 300-400 per hour, 99% of which are highly negative because of his support of the financial reform bill.

Interestingly, not one post that I saw talks about the trade he made to give his vote.

Instead, this is fairly representative:

"SNOT BROWN fails to appreciate the very people who are responsible for his election, the TEA party people. BROWN is a RINO and will NOT be a Senator when election time rolls around. WE THE PEOPLE demand a Conservative to stop the Obama socialist agenda, and apparently, this man has no moral compass and will be another parasite on the people who pay his salary."

Elaine Pacheco
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Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 12, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

y=f(u)

By the way, whoever moderates this site sure isn't doing anything to disprove the stereotype that computer people are a bunch of sociopaths.

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

@BB: ASCII is by definition the character range 33-127. All code pages. High ANSI is the rest of the 8 bit range, 128-255. Varies between code pages, the common Windows ones use the characters from German, Spanish, French. I know you know what an umlaut is, having delivered the same lecture about this stuff so many times before.

UNICODE offers an inexhaustible richness of alternatives.

As for the childishness, I'll stop using diacritics and extended characters to get obscenities past the filter at the same time the far greater obscenity of racism and pedohilia name calling is moderated away. Have a nice day.

And fụck thé trôlls

Posted by: Noacoler | July 12, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

y=f(u)

By the way, whoever moderates this site sure isn't doing anything to disprove the stereotype that computer people are a bunch of sociopaths.

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

y=f(u)

By the way, whoever moderates this site sure isn't doing anything to disprove the stereotype that computer people are a bunch of sociopaths.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 12, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I'm kinda liking the new 37th. Well, at least better than New Coke.

I'm also wondering how many different characters there are in the expanded ASCII set that folks can use to post vulgarities and make it past the filters. If anyone starts using math symbols, I'll be impressed.


BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | July 12, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

37, BTW, did you ever tell founder and president of the Tea Party, Dale Robertson, that he misspelled the n-word on his now famous sign? Come on, fella, do something constructive.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 12, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

37/Flowers, why don't you personally go to the NAACP convention and give them a piece of your mind? Give them your take on BHO, Reverend Wright, imaginary black riots, and the rest of the stuff from your daily rants. Let us know how it goes.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 12, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Again - if the NAACP really wants to pretend that the Tea Party is racist


and put forth a "resolution" complaining about something that doesn't exist.

It doesn't help race relations one bit.

In fact, it hurts race relations -


It halts racial progress.

AND it hurts every black candidate out there - because who in their right mind would vote for black candidates when this sort of garbage is going on ?

Whatever - do what you want.

But when a whole group of people insist on acting like this - acting against their own interests.


AND BASICALLY ENGAGING IN BASELESS NAME CALLING - One has to question the maturity of the individuals involved.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 12, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Tea baggers racist? Naaaaaah.
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From an article about the NAACP's decision to take on the baggers' racism:

"[Freedom Works'] Steinhauser’s memory is conveniently short-term, ignoring the Tea Party’s well-documented history of racism and wrongful co-opting of the civil rights movement. Last year, Tea Party members analogized President Obama to a “monkey.” In March, Tea Party protesters hurled racist epithets at civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and spat at Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO). At a recent July 4 rally in Lexington, KY, Daily Kos documented Tea Party members selling shirts declaring “Yup, I’m a Racist!”

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/07/12/naacp-racism/

Nuff said. Case closed. QED.
________

Now go ahead, not-banned 37/Flowers, let loose with another bigoted hate blast.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 12, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Broadwayjoe

You aren't going to make any racial progress by calling people racist.

That is why both you and Obama are two complete idiots.

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

not-banned 37/Flowers: MM maintains the official O-Nation list of fake controversies. I tried to keep it for awhile but my hand cramped. If you are hard up for racist, foolish retorts, pick a few from the master list, e.g., Bill Ayers, flagpins, BHO's middle name. Go for it.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 12, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

My position is the thing that is hurting race relations in this nation the most is FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.

These false charges have set back race relations 40 years - and it is doubtful that further progress can be made in the next 40 years due to these FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.


I don't think broadwayjoe and others on this blog "get it."


But the truth is the FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM have halted all racial progress in this nation.

Progress has little chance of starting up again - who wants to trust that this racially charged atmosphere will not continue.

NO ONE wants to deal with this ridiculous behavior on the part of the liberals.


80 of halted racial progress - THAT WILL BE THE RESULT OF THIS BEHAVIOR ON THE PART OF THE LIBERALS.

In the year 2050 - we will be in the same place we are now - and the same place we were in 1970.


Blame people like broadwayjoe and Obama - WHO JUST CAN NOT BE TRUSTED.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 12, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

I don't drink that sh*t.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 12, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Well, Aaron, when your ears stop ringing from Cillizza's screaming in your ear from his cabana you can get your resume up to date and I'm sure somewhere in the press world there;s an open position for an honest man.

Because we all know that a guy who writes anything about "good news for Democrats" is a short-timer at The Fix.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 12, 2010 5:11 PM
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Noacoler, I think the guy in the trailer house next to yours wants you to bring over a case of beer and get naked.

Posted by: Brigade | July 12, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

NO - I was asking you what you thought of Rev. Wright - and his philosophy

And what you thought - Michele Obama went to that church for years - when she could have easily gone to another church much closer to home - which concentrated more on religion - rather than BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY.

The Obamas had to travel out of their way every weekend to go to that church - there were many many Churches between where they lived and Rev. Wright's church.

Rev. Wright was hardly in their neighborhood.

So what do you say - broadwayjoe - what is your opinion on all that -

And what do you think Michele Obama's beliefs are ???

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 12, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

That's the best you can do, not-banned 37/Flowers? A Reverend Wright hate blast? Weak tea, pal.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 12, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe


What Michele Obama said today was that child obesity is a bigger problem than racism.

So - go stuff that one.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 12, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe


Michele Obama brought her children to Rev. Wright's church for years.


so you are saying that she does not believe in Black Liberation Theology ?


Are you saying that she disagrees with the racism of Rev. Wright - or does she agree with him?

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 12, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

It is absolutely how racist against whites Broadwayjoe is.


broadwayjoe is willing to call every white person racist - whether they say or do anything.

broadwayjoe sees a proxy issue in everything - that people do not have any positions on any issue - everything is a proxy issue to hide their racism -


Racism which IS there.

See - I told you it was there.

It is - see it ?

It is there - look under that rock -

It's there.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 12, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

FLOTUS and the NAACP take on the teabaggers' racism. Hip Hip Hooray! Developing ...
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"First Lady Michelle Obama brought renewed energy to the NAACP today, delivering the keynote speech at the annual convention one day before the nation's largest civil rights group is expected to condemn what it calls racist elements in the Tea Party movement."

BTW, this actual NEWS story was reported by practically every media outlet in the country, including the Washington Post.

Seems like FLOTUS and the NAACP don't quite agree with the Fix's "conclusion" that the teabaggers are "quasi-libertarians." We agree with Fix ... to a degree: the baggers did "quasi-liberate" their spit into the face of Congressman Cleaver.
___________________

Now go ahead, not-banned 37/Flowers. Post some racist retort with the tacit permission of this blog.

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

Broadwayjoe


Do you hate everyone you meet - or just the people on this blog ?


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

Broadwayjoe


Your postings on this blog should not be tolerated by any reasonable standard.


Seriously - and the harassment of other posters is ridiculous.

And yet, you continue with this bad attitude.

So in your kindergarten, I supposed under "Gets Along With Other Children" you always failed.

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

This story is misleading.

Former State Supreme Court Justice Traylor didn't just pop up out of nowhere. Indications are that he was heavily recruited by the GOP heavyweights and big business in Louisiana to defeat Vitter, who they fear can't win in the general election after his latest scandal involving his top aide.

According to Daily Kos posts, Traylor is in it ... to WIN it.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 12, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Is there any major newspaper-sponsored blog in the country, or any other Washington Post blog for that matter, whose host permits a robotroll to post blatantly racist rants against blacks generally, and our President in particular, literally on a 24/7 basis? Just askin'.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 12, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Effectively reporting on the Gulf oil spill is now a Class D felony, punishable by a fine of up to $40,000. That's right, the most transparent administration in history has made it a felony, effective July 1, to get within 65 feet of what the Coast Guard determines are essential recovery efforts. According to Anderson Cooper, officials tried to up that number to 300 feet. Cooper, who claimed federal officials prevented CNN on two occasions from taking photographs in the gulf, seemed frustrated when he reported on the new laws the day they went into effect.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 12, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama still should be impeached next year.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 12, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

"Well, Aaron, when your ears stop ringing from Cillizza's screaming in your ear from his cabana you can get your resume up to date and I'm sure somewhere in the press world there;s an open position for an honest man.

Because we all know that a guy who writes anything about "good news for Democrats" is a short-timer at The Fix.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 12, 2010 5:11 PM"
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Aaron, after "the talk," please leave your Post ID card, Fix t-shirt, and stapler with HR. Wishing you the best in your future endeavors.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 12, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama has SLIPPED A SECRET PROVISION INTO THE FINANCIAL REGULATION BILL - AND TURNED THE BILL INTO A MINORITY QUOTA HIRING BILL

Section 342, which declares that race and gender employment ratios, if not quotas, must be observed by private financial institutions that do business with the government. In a major power grab, the new law inserts race and gender quotas into America's financial industry.

In addition to this bill's well-publicized plans to establish over a dozen new financial regulatory offices, Section 342 sets up at least 20 Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion. This has had no coverage by the news media and has large implications.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 12, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

It is entirely clear that the democrats are desperate to make an issue out of something.

Why don't you say all the Republicans are from Mars - and thus all Republicans are illegal aliens?

That makes just about as much sense as what we have heard from Obama lately - and from the people on this blog.


We have heard Obama twist around a comment about an "ant" - Boehner wasn't calling the economic crisis an "ant"


But there we have the Commander in Cheif LYING about the "ant" comment.

There is a minimum level of truth we expect from the President - a minimum level of being non-partisan before the elections

And Obama doesn't cut it.

Not that too many people are listening to Obama anymore.

The number of people who have tuned Obama OUT is astonishing.

Obama is not going to be able to get the independents back - Obama had his chance and people don't want to give him a second chance.

Maybe they did give Obama a second chance - but Obama decided to get in everyone's face and push through the health care bill - that hurt Obama extremely.

Then Obama - for reasons that have to be really stupid - decided to unleashed his democratic PR machine - and start making FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.

That was it for most people - they won't give Obama another chance.

What an arrogant little stupid set of moves.....


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 12, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DDAWD | July 12, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Folks,
As predicted, "37th and 0" has re-appeared under a series of other names (several of which I have banned) since we initially banned him/her on Sunday.
This is nothing new: "ChrisFox" aka "noacoler" has done the same thing repeatedly as well.
Comments section don't have to be ruled by a few people shouting at each other on opposite sides of the political spectrum. I am hoping we can prove that in the coming months.
Thanks for your patience.
Chris
Posted by: Chris_Cillizza | June 29, 2010 6:04 PM
Noa,
I really think you are on shaky ground.
Having read a fair number of your posts over the months, you have engaged in the same sort of personal attacks that you cast on others.
Banning 37th made sense. As did banning you. Both were consistent with the rules of fair play on the blog. You both chose to ignore them.

Chris
Posted by: Chris_Cillizza | June 29, 2010 6:52 PM


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

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 12, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Well, Aaron, when your ears stop ringing from Cillizza's screaming in your ear from his cabana you can get your resume up to date and I'm sure somewhere in the press world there;s an open position for an honest man.

Because we all know that a guy who writes anything about "good news for Democrats" is a short-timer at The Fix.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 12, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Profiles in Liberal courage and transparency. Or -the teleprompter is broken:

Obama, Fernandez take no questions

President Obama took no questions today during his meeting with Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez, Matt Negrin reports, but he did seemingly throw his guest under the press bus.

Obama told reporters that he thanked Fernandez for helping Haiti after the earthquake struck six months ago. They also discussed the dangers that drug trafficking poses to the region and clean energy, Obama said.

“Thank you for your friendship,” he told Fernandez.

As reporters shouted questions and the White House’s press handlers ordered them to leave, Obama suggested to a Dominican journalist, “I’m sure your president would be happy to give an interview.”

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 12, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, blarg, maybe Aaron didn't get The Memo.

Posted by: drindl | July 12, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

The phrase "a boon for Democrats" has never before been published by The Fix.

Posted by: Blarg | July 12, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

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