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Pat Toomey insists Obama's agenda on the line in Pennsylvania

After a contentious Democratic primary that often revolved around issues of character and trust, the two general election contenders in the Pennsylvania Senate race -- Rep. Joe Sestak (D) and former Rep. Pat Toomey (R) -- have promised voters a campaign focused squarely on the issues.

For Toomey, those issues are national in scope -- and center on the Obama agenda.

In an interview with The Fix this morning, Toomey said there's a "very clear distinction" between himself and Sestak -- charging that Sestak supports the "whole leftward agenda of this administration and this Congress," including the Employee Free Choice Act, cap-and-trade, and the health care overhaul.

Toomey returned repeatedly to Sestak's support for TARP as the strongest evidence that the Congressman's agenda was out of step with average Pennsylvania voters. "The overwhelming majority of voters believe that we should not be bailing out companies," Toomey said, noting that Sestak "voted repeatedly to bail them out."

Toomey is not beyond reproach on issues relating to the financial sector, however. Democrats are already seeking to tie him both to Washington and to the Wall Street collapse. (Toomey worked as a Wall Street investment banker before serving three terms in Congress, and until recently, he served as head of the fiscally conservative group Club for Growth.)

"Come November, the choice for Pennsylvanians could not be clearer: Congressman Sestak, who has fought for middle-class Americans; or ultra-conservative Republican Pat Toomey, a former Wall Street derivatives trader...who during his brief tenure in Congress had a right wing voting record that would make Rick Santorum look like a moderate," said Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine earlier this week

In the few days since the general election campaign has kicked off, Sestak has made a point of calling Toomey "congressman" and has knocked Toomey for working to "deregulate Wall Street."

Toomey brushed aside both of those characterizations of his record. "Just look at the facts exactly as they are," he said. "I left Wall Street 20 years ago. I learned then and I have maintained all along that we should never be bailing out Wall Street companies."

"I left Congress five years ago," Toomey added. "Joe Sestak is serving in Congress today."

Still, as Wall Street reform works its way through Congress, Toomey may find himself in a sticky situation. Asked whether he would have supported last night's financial regulatory reform bill, Toomey said that he hadn't had a chance to look at the specifics and was unsure how he would have voted on it, although he did have "serious reservations about some of the features" in it. (Both Pennsylvania senators -- Arlen Specter and Bib Casey Jr. -- supported the measure.)

With both contenders still largely unknown to the Pennsylvania electorate -- an early May Franklin & Marshall poll (PDF) showed that 60 percent of likely voters didn't know enough about Toomey to have an opinion of him, while 55 percent said the same of Sestak -- the high-stakes battle for each candidate to define the other is only just beginning.

-- Felicia Sonmez

By The Fix  |  May 21, 2010; 3:43 PM ET
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Posted by: broadwayjoe | May 23, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

BroadwayJoe -- Oh no you di-int!

Posted by: margaretmeyers | May 22, 2010 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Clear that Paul needs to leave the race, let Grayson have his shot... equally clear he won't. The guy is spoiling for a fight and his tone deafness won't allow him to see he's sabotaged himself.

So the GOP will have to pressure him out, anyone have any ideas how they'll go about that?

Posted by: Noacoler | May 22, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Rand Paul's tone-deafness is taking on legendary proportions. Civil Rights Act, Americans With Disabilities, Faur Housing.. and now defending BP. It's one thing to sound like a friend to small business at the edge of some of his positions, like some of the ADA stuff surely strikes a chord with some of them... but BP? With dead sea turtles and oil soaked birds on front pages?

The guy isn't ready for politics.

Get on some city council for a few years, Ayn, then be a mayor, then an attorney general, but straight to the Senate spouting junk libertarian twaddle?

Premature, and probably always will be.

Aside: Cillizza should be at the bottom of the list of WaPo writers to promote. Dionne, Robinson, Kurtz, fine, but not this uncritical GOP stenographer.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 22, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Rand Paul's tone-deafness is taking on legendary proportions. Civil Rights Act, Americans With Disabilities, Faur Housing.. and now defending BP. It's one thing to sound like a friend to small business at the edge of some of his positions, like some of the ADA stuff surely strikes a chord with some of them... but BP? With dead sea turtles and oil soaked birds on front pages?

The guy isn't ready for politics.

Get on some city council for a few years, Ayn, then be a mayor, then an attorney general, but straight to the Senate spouting junk libertarian twaddle?

Premature, and probably always will be.

Aside: Cillizza should be at the bottom of the list of WaPo writers to promote. Dionne, Robinson, Kurtz, fine, but not this uncritical GOP stenographer.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 22, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler wrote,
"that's because you have the advantage of not being bound by honesty or logic.
That the southern racist Democrats became Republicans is not open to dispute, it's historical fact."
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Here's your original statements, dummy:
"Give it up Brigade, everyone here knows that the Democrats were a racist party before LBJ and the CRA and that all those Dixiecrats moved to ther GOP that year, precisely as LBJ predicted they would."

"Got any data to support a racist Democratic Party newer than 45 year ago? Didn't think so."

"moved that year"; "newer than 45 years"

The data has been presented. It is incontrovertible. You've been routed again. You and leichtman1 have comprehension difficulties; you two have been mostly debating with yourselves, not responding to any of my points.

You've seen COOL HAND LUKE. Stay down. Stay down. Just let it go. Time to curl up in the corner, like old Fido when he's had a whupping, and lick your privates.

Stick to crawfish, scrawny chickens and Toots Sweet.

Posted by: Brigade | May 22, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

What the hell? Why is there a Chris C or Post Politics ad on every webpage on the entire internet??

Posted by: DDAWD
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Yeah, it even popped up on the web site of my alma mater. Does the Post pay for those ads or are they free like Fix's "Charlie Cook Report" ad/mentions? :0

Posted by: broadwayjoe | May 22, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

If you think I'm here to defend Rand Paul as the optimal candidate for a U.S. Senate
seat, then you're baiting the wrong guy.

==

optimal? He's seven miles south of credible.

Only question in my mind is what lame whining excuse he'll use for dropping out. The GOP can't afford to lose any more Senate seats.

Another gift to Democrats. As if Palin wasn't generous enough.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 22, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Actually, the post contradicts your entire position. We weren't talking about the present; we were talking about whether the old racist Dem politicians of 1965 all fled to the Republican party. But keep dreaming. Debates with you are rather like taking candy from a baby.

==

that's because you have the advantage of not being bound by honesty or logic.

That the southern racist Democrats became Republicans is not open to dispute, it's historical fact.

Ditto that the great majority of American racists are Republicans, which is contemporary demographic fact.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 22, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

DDawd, I had the same thing happen! The Washington POst has hired some super-cookie manufacturer and is following us everywhere.

The funniest place this happened was this page that had collected photos of 55 really awful unicorn tattoos. I go to the page and there is Chris Cillizza, smiling at me from a page full of Gay, cotton-candy colored unicorn tattos. Where are my pills? I need to steady my nerves.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | May 22, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Here are some random comments left in this very thread by liberal cohorts of leichtman1. Not a peep. But the insufferable dolt can't stand to see Obama mocked or ridiculed.
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"Randy was probably already there with his dead squirrel-looking wig/hair system (allegedly). And this Sunday, Racist Randy will be on Meet the Press . . ."
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"Toomey is Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum 2.0, he's a fringe nutjob . . ."
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"A poster on another blog combined the names of the two most famous baggers of our time and produced: "SaRand PauLin". Not bad, not bad at all."
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"Puerile aside:,what is it with that frizz thing going on with his hair? Looks like some developmental disorder. Is that a KY thing?"
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Obama stuff is much better:

"Barack Obama gave a big speech on race, and there was one heckler in the audience, kept screaming crazy stuff the whole time. Turns out it was his pastor."---Jay Leno

"Did you hear that the White House gardener was fired?
He asked where the spade and the hoe were!"
---anonymous

Posted by: Brigade | May 22, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

DrainYou "...Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum 2.0..."

I like that. Made me spill my bourbon

Posted by: mjcc1987 | May 22, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

I couldn't care less whether you respond to my posts, leichtman1. It's obvious you don't give much thought to the responses you do give. If you'd bothered to read the posts to which you were "responding", you'd have realized that the subject was not what the Republican party HAS BECOME, but what they were like in the immediate aftermath of the CRA.

I mentioned that Thurmond and Helms became Republicans But most of the Dixicrats REMAINED Democrats to their dying days. You can spin and lie all you want, but you just can't change facts.

Posted by: Brigade | May 22, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Brigade your cheap shallow taunts show you are in the gutter with 37th
Apparantly you don t understand the concept of irony. In the 60s the tag liberal was a badge of honor shared by Rs and Ds alike kind of funny since we know how much disdain Rs have for their like Chaffee. To deny that Dixicrat racists like Thurmond Helms and our own John Tower didn t become leaders of the rebirth of the modern R party only proves you know nothing about politics. My reference that R liberals would be welcomed to you the R party and Teaparty was sarcasm
b/c I know how absolutely shallow and gullible you are. I am a liberal what a frkin joke. I am likely to your right on the death penalty the military capitalism and the budget deficit. You know zero about me my education or political leanings but would rather in your shallow way you paint everyone with your cheap trashy way(reference your childish bathroom reference to Obama last night) with every insult you can type. Life is too short to respond further to worthless posts like yours and 37th.

Posted by: leichtman1 | May 22, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

in Pa. there is a retail company that employs h1b's...
I have seen an h1b spy on his boss to her bosses and see her get fired...
all to keep his job...
in fact when asked to train others, he refused...
is this our America, turned over to foreigners while Americans go in need...

Posted by: DwightCollins | May 22, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Obama the Great Divider! Villify and demonize then divide this nation! Great job he is doing in only 18 months he has created more hate than Bush did in 8 years.
Obama is worth milions now and it grows daily as his AUNT lives off taxpayers and gets to stay here forever on the taxpayers.
H flat out lied that he had nothing to do with the courts decision to allow her to stay. BS Obama!

Posted by: usmc1969 | May 22, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

What the hell? Why is there a Chris C or Post Politics ad on every webpage on the entire internet??

Posted by: DDAWD | May 22, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Leichtman1


You are wrong on every account, and what is so sad about you is that you know it.

You used to hate Obama - and you were a racist when you were supporting Hillary.

Now you support Obama - but you have failed to see the truth about him.


Only a person who brings their CHILDREN TO A RACIST CHURCH FOR YEARS IS A RACIST.


So, please direct your racist claims in the CORRECT DIRECTION.

.

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | May 22, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

obama should be deported? what kind of c+++ is that for you to say about YOUR POTUS. You are certifiable.
and your claim that he constantly speaks
of race is ignorant and offensive. you are a
flat out racist who thinks it is cute to post
your hatefilled garbage here. what is amazing is that the people who run this blog have tolerated your ugly filth for so long. its beyond reproach.apparently you didn't get the 2008 memo that the election is over. go back and crawl into your dark hole, where maybe you will find the black smoke.

Posted by: leichtman1 | May 22, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

leichtman1


When Obama and his crew stop their political tactics of falsely claiming racism for POLITICAL ADVANTAGE - then we can stop calling them out.

But apparently this started in the South Carolina primary and it has continued to this day.

THESE KINDS OF POLITICS HAVE NO PLACE IN AMERICA.

Just another reason OBAMA SHOULD BE DEPORTED.


Apparently Tim Russert calling out Obama during the debates was not enough - we still have to live with this crap in America - IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT OBAMA IS HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

Let's hear you DENOUNCE THESE TACTICS.


I suppose the only way to rid the country of this crap is to VOTE OUT OBAMA AND NEVER ALLOW THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO TAKE POWER AGAIN.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | May 22, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

leichtman1


When Obama and his crew stop their political tactics of falsely claiming racism for POLITICAL ADVANTAGE - then we can stop calling them out.

But apparently this started in the South Carolina primary and it has continued to this day.

THESE KINDS OF POLITICS HAVE NO PLACE IN AMERICA.

Just another reason OBAMA SHOULD BE DEPORTED.


Apparently Tim Russert calling out Obama during the debates was not enough - we still have to live with this crap in America - IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT OBAMA IS HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

Let's hear you DENOUNCE THESE TACTICS.


I suppose the only way to rid the country of this crap is to VOTE OUT OBAMA AND NEVER ALLOW THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO TAKE POWER AGAIN.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | May 22, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

leichtman1


When Obama and his crew stop their political tactics of falsely claiming racism for POLITICAL ADVANTAGE - then we can stop calling them out.

But apparently this started in the South Carolina primary and it has continued to this day.

THESE KINDS OF POLITICS HAVE NO PLACE IN AMERICA.

Just another reason OBAMA SHOULD BE DEPORTED.


Apparently Tim Russert calling out Obama during the debates was not enough - we still have to live with this crap in America - IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT OBAMA IS HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

Let's hear you DENOUNCE THESE TACTICS.


I suppose the only way to rid the country of this crap is to VOTE OUT OBAMA AND NEVER ALLOW THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO TAKE POWER AGAIN.


.
.

Posted by: 37thand0street | May 22, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Again brigade Rand is turning out to be a simply horrible candidate, who
apparently did not learn his political skills
from his father, but will win nonetheless, simply b/c the race is in Ky and all that
counts there is that the candidate have
an R before his name, nothing more/nothing
less.

Posted by: leichtman1 | May 22, 2010 3:57 PM
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If you think I'm here to defend Rand Paul as the optimal candidate for a U.S. Senate
seat, then you're baiting the wrong guy.

Posted by: Brigade | May 22, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

according to Brigade Charles Mathias, Edward Dirkson, Nelson Rockefellow, Edward Brooke, Wayne Morse and Charles Percy all 1960s
liberal Republicans, would be welcomed with open arms by today's Republicans and TeaParty along with John Chafee ad Alan Simpson. An
interesting rewrite of political reality.

Posted by: leichtman1 | May 22, 2010 3:51 PM
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Unless you are a complete moron or back on the sauce again today, please furnish the post where I said any such thing. The issue has always been idiots like you and your fellow trolls who rewrite political reality by claiming such things as that all those old time racist Democrats ran to the Republican party in 1965 so they could get chummy with Dirksen, Rockefeller and other true champions of civil rights. Strange bedfellows don't you think?

Since Noacoler's position, which must have been yours, too, has been discredited here, you now come up with an outright lie, attribute it to me, and then seek to offer a rebuttal. Did you get your law degree out of a box of crackerjacks, or are you just another old Lib spending his government check on cheap wine and pretending to be something you're not?

Posted by: Brigade | May 22, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

looks like 37th has yet to stop his race
baiting posts at this site and apparently the WP and CC think that is OK.

Posted by: leichtman1 | May 22, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

according to Brigade Charles Mathias, Edward Dirkson, Nelson Rockefeller, Edward Brooke, Wayne Morse and Charles Percy all 1960s
liberal Republicans, would be welcomed with open arms by today's Republicans and TeaParty along with John Chafee ad Alan Simpson. An
interesting rewrite of political reality.

by the way Maddow was asking Rand Paul
reasonable questions and asked for a simple
direct answer. Again brigade Rand is turning out to be a simply horrible candidate, who
apparently did not learn his political skills
from his father, but will win nonetheless, simply b/c the race is in Ky and all that
counts there is that the candidate have
an R before his name, nothing more/nothing
less.


Posted by: leichtman1 | May 22, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe

We have broadwayjoe - happy to be here so he has an opportunity to start calling people racist again.

And he will start to take the comments of one person - and use them to indict an entire group of people.

Isn't that sterotyping ?

Isn't that prejudice against a group of people ?

It doesn't matter to broadwayjoe - he will gleefully attach himself to anything so he can start calling groups of people racist.

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | May 22, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

according to Brigade Charles Mathias, Edward Dirkson, Nelson Rockefellow, Edward Brooke, Wayne Morse and Charles Percy all 1960s
liberal Republicans, would be welcomed with open arms by today's Republicans and TeaParty along with John Chafee ad Alan Simpson. An
interesting rewrite of political reality.

Posted by: leichtman1 | May 22, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

BTW, there's a real groundswell of support for Rachel Maddow taking over for David Gregory on MTP given Rachel's recent Rand Paul interview coup (which will hopefully bring back the lost art of legitimate questioning) and Gregory's flat-lined ratings.

Developing...

Posted by: broadwayjoe | May 22, 2010 2:23 PM
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LOL. MTP won't be on the air long after that. But you've got such idiots running NBC these days, they probably don't even care. Wasn't GE illegally selling technology to terrorist nations, or was that just a rumor?

Posted by: Brigade | May 22, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Chris Hightower, promoted a video likening primary opponent Trey Grayson to Hitler, and had on his Myspace page a post declaring "Happy N***** Day," around the time of Martin Luther King Day. The post also included a photo of a lynching.

Posted by: drindl | May 22, 2010 1:00 PM |
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But how can we be sure that Myspace page isn't actually Noacoler or Comrade_Zero merely pretending to be Chris Hightower?

You must have wondered about that.

Posted by: Brigade | May 22, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler wrote
"You, too, Brigade . . . just keep up the good posts."

Count on it.

Posted by: Brigade | May 22, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler wrote
"Come on drindl . . . just keep up the good posts."

Yes, and let us know where you're posting them. It certainly isn't here.

Posted by: Brigade | May 22, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

And oh, Brigade, none of that post contradicts mine, and does nothing to rebut the fact that the bigots of today are the Republicans. Byrd formally repudiated his racist past, but it's the GOP's present.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 22, 2010 1:39 PM
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Actually, the post contradicts your entire position. We weren't talking about the present; we were talking about whether the old racist Dem politicians of 1965 all fled to the Republican party. But keep dreaming. Debates with you are rather like taking candy from a baby.

Posted by: Brigade | May 22, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Point well taken, Parker. For the MSM, the antics of Ron and Rand Paul and their "base" are just entertainment. But we are seeing clear domestic terrorism, as DHS's Janet Napolitano correctly predicted.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | May 22, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Don't forget anti-government double-cop killers Jerry Kane and son Joseph Kane:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/22/us/22arkansas.html?hp

"...Jerry Kane, who used the Internet to question federal and local government authority over him, made money holding debt-elimination seminars around the country. He had a long police record and had recently complained about being arrested at what he called a 'Nazi checkpoint' near Carrizozo, N.M., where court records showed he spent three days in jail on charges of driving without a license and concealing his identity before posting a $1,500 bond... Sheriff Kelly said that Mr. Kane complained in 2004 about being sentenced to six days of community service for driving with an expired license plate and no seat belt, saying that the judge had tried to 'enslave' him. Mr. Kane had added that he was a 'free man' and had asked for $100,000 per day in gold or silver... Mr. Kane said he planned to file a counterclaim alleging kidnapping and extortion. 'I already have done a background check on him,' he said of the arresting officer. 'I found out where he lives, his address, his wife’s name'... JJ MacNab, who has testified before Congress on tax and financial schemes, said that she had been tracking Mr. Kane for about two years and that his business centered on debt-avoidance swindles...
[S]uch schemes were common in the movement, whose members consider themselves sovereign citizens. 'He basically promised them they would never have to repay their mortgage or credit card debt,' Ms. MacNab said."

There are some real cuckoo-birds out there, who when armed are potentially dangerous.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | May 22, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

BTW, there's a real groundswell of support for Rachel Maddow taking over for David Gregory on MTP given Rachel's recent Rand Paul interview coup (which will hopefully bring back the lost art of legitimate questioning) and Gregory's flat-lined ratings.

Developing...

Posted by: broadwayjoe | May 22, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Seems Rand and Ron Paul's "base" includes our country's most dangerous domestic terrorists:

"Fox News recently interviewed the ex-wife of Hutaree Militia leader, David Brian Stone, who was recently arrested for plotting against police men in Michigan. When asked what set Stone off, his ex wife said it was the election of Barack Obama and the fact that Stone was a Ron Paul fanatic who thought the government would try and take away his guns.

Several other people who have engaged in anti-government violence have also been big supporters of Ron Paul, including Holocaust Museum shooter, James Von Brunn, Pittsburgh cop killer, Richard Paplowski and Pentagon shooter, John Patrick Bedell.

Ron Paul had previously published a newsletter that included the 10 Militia Commandments. Some of these commandments included, ‘You can’t kill a Hydra by cutting off its head,’ ‘Keep the group size down,’ ‘Keep quiet and you’re harder to find,’ ‘Leave no clues,’ ‘Avoid the phone as much as possible,’ and ‘Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here’ and warned militias that they were “possibly under BATF [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms] or other totalitarian federal surveillance.”

http://newsone.com/nation/casey-gane-mccalla/arrested-michigan-militia-leader-was-a-ron-paul-fanatic/
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Let's hope Kentucky does the right thing and not vote for Rand Paul, or that Paul drops out, which is possible (the media's not going to be able to get away with not confronting Paul on his decades of bigotry, as it had been).

Posted by: broadwayjoe | May 22, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

noa, I hope you are right about the media strategy, i.e., let Rand get nominated and then nail him with his segregationist views so he drops out or is so weakened his Dem opponent wins easily. Hope BHO and his party are smart enough to hang Racist Rand's words around the neck of every GOPer running for higher office in upcoming campaigns.

That said, I am disturbed the Rand story has spurred a "debate" about segregated restaurants and the access of disabled Americans to services and buildings -- taking us back sixty years to Joe McCarthy and polio.

Ugh.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | May 22, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Procedural question for The Fix, or knowledgable readers:

HOW does a Kentucky political party select a new candidate to replace its primary-winner, should the old candidate withdraw from the general election race?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | May 22, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

d: all the MSM had to was Google "Rand Paul" and "racist" and they would have enough search results to fill a book. Serious questions need to be asked about why this information abbout Paul wasn't placed in front of the public by the MSM so this fool could have been disqualified from public service from the get-go.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | May 22, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Come on drindl, we all know who it is. You don't need to point out every day hoe maniacal he is, he's obsessed with both of us and others and it's lost on nobody how pathetic that is. Don't compound it, just keep up the good posts.

And oh, Brigade, none of that post contradicts mine, and does nothing to rebut the fact that the bigots of today are the Republicans. Byrd formally repudiated his racist past, but it's the GOP's present.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 22, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse


Thre were early warning signs that Randy Ferrett Paul was who he is -- his communications director, Chris Hightower, promoted a video likening primary opponent Trey Grayson to Hitler, and had on his Myspace page a post declaring "Happy N***** Day," around the time of Martin Luther King Day. The post also included a photo of a lynching.

Posted by: drindl | May 22, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

LOL at the obsession -- just can't help himself... sad.

Posted by: drindl | May 22, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

funny to watch the frantic posting under different names, shrink!

Posted by: drindl | May 22, 2010 11:55 AM
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This is about as insightful as it gets for drindl. Don't look for her to engage on any issues. She's another who KNOWS that all the Dixiecrats moved to the GOP in 1965, even though the GOP was overwhelmingly pro civil rights. Don't ask her if she believes the Holocaust ever happened.

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

funny to watch the frantic posting under different names, shrink!

Posted by: drindl | May 22, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Joe Sestak's best campaign approach against Toomey will be to reveal to voters the extremeness of the Club for Growth's agenda. These revelations will energize the Democratic base as well as independents and moderate Republicans to support and campaign and vote for Sestak, while marginalizing the lunatic fringe right.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | May 22, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Ped hates it when facts are posted. Then he has to skulk around elsewhere until the other bloggers forget about what happened. She then returns to flail the monkey as if nothing happened.

Now what is she supposed to do all day?

Posted by: Moonbat | May 22, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Will the Post be investigating Toomey's involvement with the shady sports bar business owned by his brother? Pat might prove to be not exactly Mr. Clean.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | May 22, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Give it up Brigade, everyone here knows that the Democrats were a racist party before LBJ and the CRA and that all those Dixiecrats moved to ther GOP that year, precisely as LBJ predicted they would. You know this too but you elect to spread misinformation and diversion, being the reflexively dishonest scumbag you are.

Got any data to support a racist Democratic Party newer than 45 year ago? Didn't think so.

Got any data to show that Republicans are intolerant of racism newer than 45 years ago? Didn't think so.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 22, 2010 1:08 AM

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It certainly gets tiresome having to demonstrate, day in and day out, your total ignorance of the issues.

"J. William Fulbright became a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1949, and served as chairman from 1959 to 1974– he was the longest-serving chair in that committee's history.

Fulbright signed The Southern Manifesto opposing the Supreme Court's historic 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. He subsequently joined with the Dixiecrats in filibustering the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as voting against the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
President Bill Clinton cited him as a mentor."

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"Senator Strom Thurmond switched parties and became a Republican; Jesse Helms also switched his party registration to Republican in 1970 and won a Senate seat in North Carolina in 1972. However the most powerful committee chairmen, including Richard Russell, Jr. of Georgia and James Eastland and John Stennis of Mississippi remained in the Democratic Party."
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Robert Byrd is a Democrat serving to this day.

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Congressional Quarterly reported that, in the House of Representatives, 61% of Democrats voted for the Civil Rights Act as opposed to 80% of Republicans (138 for, 38 against). In the Senate, 69% of voted for the Act while 82% of Republicans did (27 for, 6 against). All southern Democrats voted against the Act.

In his remarks upon signing the Civil Rights Act, President Lyndon Johnson praised Republicans for their "overwhelming majority."
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Al Gore, Sr. did not stop at simply voting against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In addition, Congressional Quarterly reported that Gore attempted to send the Act to the Senate Judiciary Committee with an amendment to say "in defiance of a court desegregation order, federal funds could not be held from any school districts." Gore sought to take the teeth out of the Act in the event it passed.
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Noacoler, some of your idiotic ramblings can be entertaining as long as the reader is aware that you have a likeable tendancy to lie and exaggerate. Put this post on your wall, and let's not revisit the issue.

Posted by: Brigade | May 22, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Dear readers speeches are getting longer and more boring then ever. Most people simply don't even pay attention. It is agonizing to see him wait for the forced applause that are rendered only out of politeness. A small smattering only. Berry's TelePrompTer had jumped the shark.

Posted by: Moonbat | May 22, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Resume screen name guy, always good for a laugh. There is a practitioner where I work who adds all the letters of every degree, credential and certification obtained in his career under his signature. After a few minutes working with him, it is easy to understand why.

Posted by: shrink2 | May 22, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Computer_Forensics_Expert_Computer_Expert_Witness

==

what a childish boastful moniker. Expert x 2

do you wear a powered military exoskeleton in your work?

Or is it Final Fantasy XIII for 18 hours a day?

Posted by: Noacoler | May 22, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

@broadwayjoe: ever think the media sat on their hands and fed Paul his rope so he could hang himself? Of course they knew he's a lunatic. Ten *seconds* in google shows that. Which is going to sell more papers: scuttling his nomination or showing what a nutjob GOT the nomination? Pretty obvious.

Ramesh Ponnuru thinks he's out of line. Scarborough. Sullivan. I have a black friend at the gym I can talk to candidly about race and he was chuckling and chuckling about this ... says, no question, the GOP is going to limit damage and force him out.

Before the end of this week he'll be whining about "attacks" and bail, is my guess. Maddow is a rising star.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 22, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Margaret, I know you are too polite to ask, but also that you could barely sleep last night wondering aloud, "What will Dino Rossi do?"

Well in his speech yesterday evening to the Mainstream Republicans (read, business owning, anti-tea party Republicans) he signaled his candidacy in every way possible (my wife is 100% behind it, etc.), said to announce formally next week.

He'll start with a primary against Palin's latest, a tea candidate Clint Didier, who has owns heavily crop subsidized farm. Guess he wants to bite the hand that feeds him.

Anyway, Patty Murray is safe, she and Maria Cantwell make a great pair. Together with Merkley and Wyden and D governors, I don't know why Republicans bother in these parts.


Posted by: shrink2 | May 22, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

You see, brigade is zouk. same obsession with me, in the same language. just another cheap and sleazy ruse to pretend he isn't on here 24 hours a day.

Posted by: drindl | May 22, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

I can just hear what old Jim DeMint is telling Rand Paul: "My God! you didn't tell them what you actually believe did you?"

Look. This is classic Tea Party. Paul himself said it: "I bring you a message from the Tea Party!" DeMint's desperate advice to Paul: "For God's sake! Don't tell them what you actually believe! They'll never vote for you if you do!"

Posted by: jaxas70 | May 22, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Hey is King Obonehead in the "Witness Protection Program?" I don't see him campaigning for his people, unless it's a "safe district," like "Babs" Boxer, who is about to get her "Year of ther Woman" eviction notice from the California voters.

He mahaes to jet around on AF-1 to fund raisers, at taxpayer expense, but let's see him "man-up" and start campaigning his agenda, today, instead of complain, complain, complain or apolofgize, apologize, apologize.

Cowards can't do that.

Posted by: Computer_Forensics_Expert_Computer_Expert_Witness | May 22, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Mikey, the syntax is yours alone but your message is universal. Toomey's solution is lower taxes (for the usual GOP cadre), less gov't oversight (of the usual GOP cadre), less social safety net (for people who aren't in the usual GOP cadre).

The people know what would have kept this country out of the ditch we are in: a better tax structure and more gov't oversight. They also know what has kept 10% of us from being out in the street -- that safety net.

Why is the Republican solution always to go backwards?

Posted by: margaretmeyers | May 22, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

It is so easy to be a Lib these days. All you have to do is chant "racist" in reply to every issue. No further rumination required.

The proper role and limitations of government?

No limit you racist.

Open borders- racist. Big spending - racist. Weak foreign policy - racist. Sure beats trying to defend the fraud in chief.

Oh wait. That must have sounded, you guessed it, racist.

Posted by: Moonbat | May 22, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

@ noa:

If we counting only business days, maybe he'll drop out in three days, say, middle of next week. [The lazy corporatist MSM dropped the ball on this one: there was--literally--a treasure trove of publicly available evidence of Randy's unhinged bigotry (e.g., he also hates the Fair Housing Act) and nuttiness (e.g., his obsession with the sinister "amero" conspiracy) if only the MSM had spent 10, no, 5 minutes on the Internet. Rand should have been exposed by the MSM as soon as he announced his candidacy, but, inexplicably (see Howie Kurtz's column yesterday) was not.]

As for the reasons for his withdrawal: variations on Nos. 2, 3, and 4 are most likely the reasons this unrepentant racist will give.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | May 22, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

Poor lonely Ped.

Up all night. Desperate for a friend.

Posted by: Moonbat | May 22, 2010 8:12 AM | Report abuse

wow Toomey was in Congress supporting the Bush-Cheney agenda as a rubber stamp republican that led this nation into this giant ditch while Admiral Sestak was still on active duty fighting the 2 wars that Toomey approved while supporting President Bush and the 2 wars on the national credit card that our grand kids will be paying off and he now wants to claim he can help fix the mess he helped to create? Is it me or is Toomey putting lipstick on the pig and trying to make Pennsylvania voters forget he was one of the token takers on the Bush-Cheney express train to hell. Only in America can one of the train wreckers re-invent himself as a tow truck driver. As a member of the Club for Growth Congressman Toomey is trying to grow his wallet, why give him a chance for 6 years as a Senator, let's go with a real leader and elect Joe Sestak a real leader who spent 31 years serving this nation in the military instead of creating a organization to promote himself as Toomey did and other hypocrits to line their own pockets. What real jobs has Toomey held since leaving Congress? Taking funds from the Club for Growth to pay his living expenses, where's the accounting and accountability?

Posted by: mikey30919 | May 22, 2010 12:19 AM | Report abuse

And if Paul doesn't continue to implode on his own and defiantly tries to stay in the race, tyjhe GOP is going to have to find a way to get him to quit.  There are probably meetings going on right now to organize damage control, because they have a loose cannon totally unmoored and taking out Republican casualties.  They can't afford this unhinged ferret-face to cost them a half-dozen Senate seats, starting with the one he won the nomination for.  You can bet the Democrats are cheerfully holding meetings of their own, planning to maximize the GOP damage.

Remember when everyone was saying the GOP was on its way back?  They would take the house, maybe the Senate?  Only last week, feels like a glaciation ago.

Coming up this week: Rand Paul and the Amero conspiracy.

Pass the popcorn, fasten your fun belts.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 22, 2010 12:15 AM | Report abuse

The Fix needs a new poll right away.  Two questions.

(1) How many days before Rand Paul drops out of the race?

[] 1
[] 2
[] 3

(2) Which lame excuse is he going to use?

[] I want to spend more time with my family
[] I shouldn't be inundated with these offensive questions, I should only get sycophancy
[] I never anticipated the viciousness of liberals' attacks
[] Liberals are calling my family in the middle of the night and making death threats
[] I'm a weakling who can't take the heat

Posted by: Noacoler | May 22, 2010 12:00 AM | Report abuse

McMahon says she is going to, "lay the smackdown" on Blumenthal. A ridiculous to most, sickening to others, laughable to everyone..."business" person versus an Attorney General who has lied repeatedly about something that really matters.

So now CT voters get to decide which one of these two pieces of sh!!t might smell better after they vote for them, after they help one or the other become a US Senator.

Posted by: shrink2 | May 21, 2010 11:38 PM | Report abuse

If Pat Toomey is wrong, then he has no platform.

The Republican platform is pure:
Obama's agenda, an up or down vote.

They are trying to get people to press the reset button, as if starting over were something a person could vote for.

But is that what conservative means, backwards, the only acceptable direction?

Posted by: shrink2 | May 21, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

it would relieve the intern of having to read all this nonsense.

Posted by: staff1 | May 21, 2010 10:28 PM

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You read it. And your post is one of the most useless here.

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

DDAWD wrote,
'I wonder if those 200k people who got hired last month are going to say to themselves "well, I've got a job now, but the unemployment rate is higher. Thus, I must be worse off"'

Depends on how long it takes them to finish the census.

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

noa, appreciate the intelligence on Zouk various nom de trolls, but if all these socios are zouk...

...does that mean the Fix has about four posters?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | May 21, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

I suppose you need to keep the comments section for the 12 yahoos who write the comments here — but this comments section is essentially useless. The Fix would be better off without comments, and it would relieve the intern of having to read all this nonsense.

Posted by: staff1 | May 21, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if those 200k people who got hired last month are going to say to themselves "well, I've got a job now, but the unemployment rate is higher. Thus, I must be worse off"

Probably.

Posted by: DDAWD | May 21, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler's mind has finally snapped.

http://sites.google.com/site/barackobamajokes/

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

I have convincing evidence that Rand Paul was born in Indonesia and the Department of Health in Hawaii is hiding all the evidence.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 21, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

I GOTTA GET THESE TOOT SWEET WHERE'S MY CHECKBOOK OMFG OMFG OMFG

http://www.dc-coin.com/unaameropatterncoins.aspx

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

For those of yout who think -- thought -- that Rand Paul has, er had a shot, scope this.

http://www.google.com/search?q=amero+conspiracy+rand+paul&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.debian:en-US:unofficial&client=iceweasel-a

Then get back to me.

Leichtman?

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Brigade

Your posts are excellent


Keep going

Don't listen to the creeps here to harass other posters.


Posted by: 37thand0street | May 21, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler, here it is for all to see:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WlqW6UCeaY

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler,
You forgot the picture of Obama bowing and scraping.

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

37th, did you happen to catch ABCs THIS WEEK a couple of weeks ago when every liberal's favorite conservative intellectual, George Will, ate Bill Maher's lunch in an exchange over oil dependence? Poor old Bill didn't know how to cope away from the friendly confines of his own show and the clapping pinko loons that comprise his audience.

He was so stunned, he went back to his own show later that same week and viciously attacked fellow liberal Chris Matthews. Matthews didn't know what to think. Poor devils. You have to take it easy on liberals.

Until she saw them together, Drindl thought Bill Maher and Chris Matthews were really the same guy using two different names.

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama's ICE Chief Morton does not want to process ANYONE caught to be illegal aliens in Arizona now.


OBAMA MIGHT AS WELL OPEN THE ARIZONA-MEXICO BORDER TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO CROSS.


This is Obama - REFUSING TO ENFORCE THE LAW.


This must be an impeachable offense.


IMPEACH OBAMA AND GET IT OVER WITH.

_________________________

OK so is Obama going to enforce the immigration laws or not ???

Obama might be REFUSING TO ENFORCE FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 21, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Drindl wrote,
"Paul joins Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar as the only guests to cancel a Meet the Press interview in recent history."

Ah, two of Obama's buddies.

==

No, Not Obama's.

http://www.pjvoice.com/v17/photos/bandar.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/bragin/DE/bush-bandar.jpg

moron

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Drindl wrote,
"Paul joins Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar as the only guests to cancel a Meet the Press interview in recent history."

Ah, two of Obama's buddies.

I omitted the supercilious and condescending parts of the post that may be boiled down to "Rand is stupid" and "Rand is a racist."

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Rachel Maddow grilled Rand Paul on the lunch counter civil rights.


I've never seen a lunch counter at a Walgreens.

However - let me ask all the democrats here - when was the last time you had lunch with a black ?


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 21, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Shut up, Brigade, you're uninteresting and nobody's going to bother with your posts anymore.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

I hope David Gregory skewers the nasty little git in absentia.

At this rate he'll be sawing his leg off on webcam on a bet. Three days and he's already imploded.

hahahahahahaa another teatard whack job bites the dust.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Drindl wrote,
"told you Brigade was just another zouk, Noa... his supercilious and condescending tone, not to mention his particular immediate 'enemies' list --"

You're such an easy target, Drindl. Any conservative who shows up here is going to take you on.

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Drindl gets up at 5:30 AM and starts collecting anti-Republican screeds from hate sites to paste here and then tells us our lives are barren. Uh, yeah.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 7:29 PM

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That's the purpose of my three Dem talking points: to save her time and allow for more variety in her life.

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Paul is really not ready for primetime -- but I doubt he ever will be -- too totally weird -- I stand by 'rumpled comatose ferret.'


"Kentucky Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul has been lampooned in recent days for his radical anti-government views. First, he expressed opposition to parts of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act. Today, he attacked President Obama’s criticism of BP as “un-American,” and refused to say whether or not the minimum wage is legal. MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell joked that Paul is the “gift that keeps on giving.”

But he is giving no more. He “simply does not want to answer direct questions about the proper role of the Federal government in regulating the private sector,” the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent noted. “He visibly bristles when asked to clarify his views on these matters,” Sargent added.

After his upset victory Tuesday night, Paul agreed to appear on NBC’s Meet The Press Sunday for what would surely be wide ranging interview that would delve into these issues:


But Meet The Press’ executive producer Betsy Fischer revealed an hour ago that Paul was “trying to cancel” his big interview:
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The Washington Post reports that Paul has indeed canceled because “he’s had a long week.” A Paul spokesperson explained, “Rand did Good Morning America today, set the record straight, and now we are done talking about it. … No more national interviews on the topic.” Paul joins Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar as the only guests to cancel a Meet the Press interview in recent history.

As MSNBC host, conservative Joe Scarborough told ThinkProgress today, referring to Paul’s embarrassing interview with fellow host Rachel Maddow, “if a politician can’t handle an interview, they can’t handle the Senate.”


Posted by: drindl | May 21, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

I live in PA and hoped to see both of my senators turned out on their ears. I got my wish with Specter by voting for Sestak. Now for Bob Casey next. That's because I want some real Democrats to represent me.

I will not be voting for Toomey. One Sen. Sanitarium is enough. Once voters start to find out more about this guy, Sestak will have no worries.

Posted by: sharonsj1 | May 21, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Drindl from earlier today,
"Chuck DeVore, lying about his military service:
"Chuck DeVore, the conservative candidate in California's U.S. Senate election, has apparently embellished an incident in which he says he was "shot at in Lebanon."
. . .

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No, Broadway Joe, Drindl is the gift that keeps on giving.

The phantoms who fired on DeVore are probably the very same ones who fired on Hillary Clinton in Bosnia and spit on Blumenthal when he returned from Vietnam.

We all know Drindl would never stoop to supporting or defending anyone who would just make up such stories---oh, unless there's a "D" after the name.

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

I told you Brigade was just another zouk, Noa... his supercilious and condescending tone, not to mention his particular immediate 'enemies' list -- for someone 'new' to the site --were exactly the same people as zouk and all his other personas.


Obama's agenda was already on the line in PA 12 -- and it won.

Posted by: drindl | May 21, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHA!

Hey Tommey!

You've got it wrong. It's your fringe right wing racist Teabagger agenda that's on the line, and you're going down with it.


Toomey is Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum 2.0, he's a fringe nutjob. It's going to be a pleasure watching him get his a*s kicked this fall.

Posted by: DrainYou | May 21, 2010 3:54 PM

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The proof is in the pudding. Here's one of those liberal "intellectuals" you guys have been talking about.

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Come, let us count the zouk monikers

Open:
Moonbat
drivl
bumblingberry
Henbo
zouk_is_king

Stealth:
doof (he accidentally answered 12Bar as doof in the trading discussion)
Brigade (no doubt remains)

Banned:
king_of_zouk
Comrade_zero

Did I miss any?

The guy who gets up at 5:30 AM and starts collecting anti-Obama screeds from hate sites to paste here and then tells us our lives are barren. Uh, yeah.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

scrivener50 wrote,
"With Sestak and Team Obama making "jobs" the number one domestic issue, Toomey's boogie-man strategy is playing right into the Dem's hands."

This just gets better and better. The unemployment rate is 10%. I don't know how gullible Pennsylvania voters may be, but if Sestak and Team Obama make "jobs" the number one domestic issue, somebody might take a look at the last two years and say "What Jobs?"

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

I think the idea that an Obama endorsement is poison is the only penny that the defeated Repubicans loyalilsts have left, small wonder they keep repeating it, even Rand "segregation wasn't so bad" Paul invoked it in his victory speech, thereby showing his quality, as in lack thereof.

Expect to hear this line repeated a lot in the next six months, and I mean a LOT.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 4:38 PM
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But not as often as the three Lib talking points. See other post.

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

" 'I left Congress five years ago,' Toomey added."

He left congress 5 years ago... and went to work for the Devil's minions. That Club for Growth is his baby and it looks at every issue from the businessman's viewpoint. That's it. There is nothing there for the working man or woman.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | May 21, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

jasperanselm wrote,
"Gotcha, foxy. It is sometimes amusing how desperate he gets; especially when he's off his meds and his mom forgets to give him a snack.
You're right, good discussion today."

Doesn't take much to amuse this poor soul.

"Haven't been around for a while."

Considering the pearls of wisdom you've dropped today, I doubt that you've been missed. Or will be missed, should you decide to do us all a favor.

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Puerile aside:,what is it with that frizz thing going on with his hair? Looks like some developmental disorder. Is that a KY thing?

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry bwj, Rand Paul is on a media tour like a moth at night, flirting with that glowing blue tube. Well maybe I don't know malignant narcissism, but he is going to stay in the news. He feels very important, injured and misunderstood. This will get good.

Posted by: shrink2 | May 21, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

zouk, we are having great discussions here today and you are completely outgunned intellectually.

Go away.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 4:25 PM

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LOL. You mean a great circle jerk.

Let me distill the 2010 Democratic campaign
talking points to their essence. This will
serve as a sort of "theory of everything."
Time is precious so why wade through endless posts between now and November when they all say one of three things?

When you boil away all the gibberish and misinformation, all liberal posts today and henceforth (this will save Drindl a lot of cutting and pasting) can be summarized, no, replaced, with one of
the following statements without sacrificing any relevant information whatsoever:

1. Republicans are racists; Democrats are not.
2. Republicans are stupid; Democrats are not.
3. I know you are, but what am I?

Bumblingberry, when you're not playing Ped Bingo, keep score for us. Ten points for every post between now and November that can be summarized by one of the above statements.

Posted by: Brigade | May 21, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Fix pulled off of that Rand (segregated lunch counters are neat) Paul story REAl FAST. :)

Funny that everyone else in the media, including WashPo and HuffPo, is still on it.

Rand Paul is a gift that keeps on giving: he's mad at BHO for being Un-american in requiring BP to clean up their mess, a global disaster he dismisses with "stuff happens"; he is also against the Americans with Disabilities Act, so he's okay with zero accessibility to buildings, sidewalks, jobs, and services by our disabled; and turns out, years ago, he came out four square against the Fair Housing Act, again, as with the Civil Rights Act, asserting -- SURPRISE! -- the "right" to discriminate and be a bigot.

They say Stephanopoulos made Randy look silly this morning. To tell the truth Randy was probably already there with his dead squirrel-looking wig/hair system (allegedly). And this Sunday, Racist Randy will be on Meet the Press, unfortunately facing David Gregory's softball questions with no follow up rather than Dr. Maddow's brilliant interrogation.
____________________

A poster on another blog combined the names of the two most famous baggers of our time and produced: "SaRand PauLin". Not bad, not bad at all.
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Re Pa., it's Sestak all the way: he's big in Western Pa., and that's where Toomey would have to get his votes from--not happening for Toomey (though expect a Rasmussen "poll" saying the contrary).

Posted by: broadwayjoe | May 21, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

@shrink: I had to pay for my "chop" salad today, they might as well have called it "meat-lover's" but someone left a box of cookies open next to the copier, the thick chewy bakery kind.

I'm glad there was one row of oatmeal raisin 'cause I can't stand chocolate chip.

When I become President chocolate chip is going to be *illegal*

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

shrink2


How many blacks did you have lunch with today ?


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 21, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

leapin, would you mind terribly if I got paid to eat my free lunch? This is a lot of work.

Posted by: shrink2 | May 21, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

"No violent tea bagger talk from the free lunch party members today?"

Well I'm still eating mine,
I ordered in and it was a lot of food.
I was hungry but this is ridiculous,
Still I have to admit,
free is a great price point.

Posted by: shrink2
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If you admit you "misspoke" you can still run for office this year.

Posted by: leapin | May 21, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

"No violent tea bagger talk from the free lunch party members today?"

Well I'm still eating mine,
I ordered in and it was a lot of food.
I was hungry but this is ridiculous,
Still I have to admit,
free is a great price point.

Posted by: shrink2 | May 21, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

I criticize Obama and the democrats for initially politicizing National Security and Terrorism policy years ago - even before Obama took office.


The reason is clear: instead of everyone working together to defend the country - and find the best way to defend the country against terrorist attacks - instead it is always a political fight.

AND I believe it is horrible that many democrats feel they have to defend Obama even when it is CLEAR is he wrong - and stupidly being motivated by flawed Constitutional arguments - rather than what is best to defend the country.

This whole thing started with the democrats TRYING - AND NOW IT APPEARS VERY UNSUCCESSFULLY - to say Bush was doing somethings which were horribly against the Constitution.

We all know now this was not the case - but NOW BECAUSE OF THE DEMOCRATS WE HAVE PARTISAN BATTLES IN TERRORISM POLICY.

This is what happens when people place politics above good government.

THIS IS WHAT OBAMA HAS DONE TO THE COUNTRY - AND HE HAS DONE IT IN AN ARROGANT WAY.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | May 21, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama's ICE Chief does not want to process ANYONE caught to be illegal aliens in Arizona now.

OBAMA MIGHT AS WELL OPEN THE ARIZONA-MEXICO BORDER TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO CROSS.

This is Obama - REFUSING TO ENFORCE THE LAW.

This must be an impeachable offense.

IMPEACH OBAMA AND GET IT OVER WITH.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | May 21, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama's ICE Chief does not want to process ANYONE caught to be illegal aliens in Arizona now.

OBAMA MIGHT AS WELL OPEN THE ARIZONA-MEXICO BORDER TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO CROSS.

This is Obama - REFUSING TO ENFORCE THE LAW.

This must be an impeachable offense.

IMPEACH OBAMA AND GET IT OVER WITH.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | May 21, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Stay tuned. there must be a Sarah Palin rant coming soon. followed by economics are spooky, animals are smart or perhaps Repubs are evil/stupid/crazy/racist schreech. but that's only four.

Posted by: bumblingberry
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No violent tea bagger talk from the free lunch party members today?

Posted by: leapin | May 21, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Chris, you truly have all the insider dirt. They are going to make this about Obama? No effin way!

Gotta love it this thinking. "Hey, they made the last two elections about Bush and kicked our asses. Logically, if we make this about Obama, the same must be true."

One thing I'll say about those Rasmussen polls, they are really driving Republicans down the wrong path.

Posted by: DDAWD | May 21, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

The White House is standing behind Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who has acknowledged that he misspoke about his military service

He's done.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 21, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Gotcha, foxy. It is sometimes amusing how desperate he gets; especially when he's off his meds and his mom forgets to give him a snack.

You're right, good discussion today. Haven't been around for a while.

Posted by: jasperanselm | May 21, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Ped Bingo:

Ignore everyone but me!

B

Unfortunately, Ped Bingo may have to be cancelled due to a lack of even five ideas to come from this empty head. We thought of adding in drivl, but as everyone is already aware, there is only nonsense and ultra lefty cut and pastes from her vicinity.

Stay tuned. there must be a Sarah Palin rant coming soon. followed by economics are spooky, animals are smart or perhaps Repubs are evil/stupid/crazy/racist schreech. but that's only four.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 21, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

If the phone don't ring......

it's Blanche Lincoln calling for berry to come campaign for her.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 21, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

@jasperanselm: just ignore him.

Dunno if you're old enough to remember vinyl LPs (the noise genres I like still come out on them for some reason), but if so you probably remember when one of them would get scratched and skip, playing the same few seconds over and over. That's zouk in a nutshell.

Good discussions today, he and 37th will try to get some attention, don't give them the satisfaction. Partay on around them like stepping over puke on the sidewalk.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

I think the idea that an Obama endorsement is poison is the only penny that the defeated Repubicans loyalilsts have left, small wonder they keep repeating it, even Rand "segregation wasn't so bad" Paul invoked it in his victory speech, thereby showing his quality, as in lack thereof.

Expect to hear this line repeated a lot in the next six months, and I mean a LOT.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

What's with dingleberry? Can't zoukie ever use the same moniker or does CC keep booting his butt out of the blog?

Posted by: jasperanselm | May 21, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Is Sestak going to declare that he is pro guns, anti abortion, anti bailout, anti Obummercare?

If not, even Democrats won't vote for him. Even the dopes who voted bery into office have now seen the light, the error of their ways. There has not been a bigger bungler in the WH. Even the NYTimes is starting to see the truth. but not the nitwits on this blog.

Watch as he refuses to allow berry to even show his face in the state for fear of the "usual effect Obama has on voters", that is, electoral loss for his choice of candidate.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 21, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I finally found someone who supports Obimbo on the AZ issue. Naturally I had to leave the country:

Despite overwhelming opposition from the American public, Dems do have support in their campaign against the enforcement of immigration law. It isn't only Felipe Calderon in their corner; they've got the Castro Bros. too:

Cuban lawmakers have passed a resolution denouncing Arizona's new immigration law as "racist and xenophobic," [not to mention a] "brutal violation of human rights"…
This criticism of asking aliens to produce papers after they've caused enough trouble to result in an encounter with the police comes from a communist dictatorship.

The tightly controlled, communist-run island has long been criticized for its human rights record, which includes the jailing of 200 political prisoners, the banning of a free press and the outlawing of opposition political parties.
Cuban citizens are required to carry identification with them wherever they go, and can be stopped by police and sent home if they are found in a part of the island where they don't belong.
But no extreme of hypocrisy can evoke shame in leftists, because leftists have no shame to evoke.

The Castro regime tried to persuade the Soviet Union to launch a nuclear attack on the United States. We know where it's coming from. We know where our Democrat rulers are coming from too.

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 21, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

zouk, we are having great discussions here today and you are completely outgunned intellectually.

Go away.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

running with Obama:

VA

NJ

PA

MA

Zero for four for comrade Loser. He also managed to run Crist out of the R party with a hug. Lincoln went from heavy favorite to feeding tube thanks to mr wonderful.

His economic policies are beginning to take hold:

Dow on track for worst month since February '09 (AP)
AP - Two weeks after a mini-meltdown that still hasn't been fully explained, the stock market had another tumultuous ride this week as disarray in Europe heightened fears of a global slowdown.


Posted by: bumblingberry | May 21, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Pat Toomey is a fool. Making Obama the issue won't sell in this Senate race, for two good reasons: Joe Sestak is nobody's yes man; and PA voters care more about what their congresspeople can deliver to the state by way of economic and social policies, as the results in PA's 12th demonstrated on Tuesday.

With Sestak and Team Obama making "jobs" the number one domestic issue, Toomey's boogie-man strategy is playing right into the Dem's hands.


***


TO: POTUS/VPOTUS/TEAM OBAMA
RE: INTEL COMMUNITY CHANGES


A good start. Now, dismantle the fusion center Gestapo and TAKE DOWN THOSE HOMELAND CELLULAR MICROWAVE TORTURE TOWERS.

Innocent Americans, deemed by a rogue bureaucracy as "dissidents" or undesirables, continue to be extrajudicially targeted, silently irradiated, impaired and tortured, financially sabotaged and stalked and harassed by Bush legacy programs of personal destruction.

These multi-agency programs, run out of Homeland Security-administered fusion centers, support and coordinate police-protected "community policing" and town watch vigilante "community stalking" squads -- nationwide.

Bush-Cheney leave-behinds are destroying your presidency, corrupting local law enforcement, bringing physical and financial harm to untold thousands of persecuted Americans and their families.

Just because the mainstream media is AWOL on these American human and civil rights atrocities does not mean this scandal can be covered up. This veteran journalist won't let that happen.

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 re: "Obama: Take Down Fusion Center Gestapo..."

Posted by: scrivener50 | May 21, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

These yahoos have the readonly attribute bit set.

Running as "against Obama" has been shown again and again to be a losing proposition.

Posted by: Noacoler | May 21, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

As neither Sestak or Toomey is solitary or poor, we're left with Thomas Hobbes' remaining observation on the life of man (and the upcoming Pennsylvania Senate campaign): nasty, brutish and short.

This what the last four weeks of the Democratic primary campaign were for Arlen Spector and what the upcoming campaign will be for Toomey.

And Joe Sestak will be the next senator from Pennsylvania.

(And no, I'm not a Democrat, registered or otherwise. I just have that much confidence in Joe Sestak.)

Posted by: Gallenod | May 21, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHA!

Hey Tommey!

You've got it wrong. It's your fringe right wing racist Teabagger agenda that's on the line, and you're going down with it.


Toomey is Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum 2.0, he's a fringe nutjob. It's going to be a pleasure watching him get his a*s kicked this fall.

Posted by: DrainYou | May 21, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

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