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Patriot Majority hits Sharron Angle for saying job creation is 'not my job'

By Aaron Blake

An outside group aligned with Democrats is up with a new ad hitting Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle for saying that creating jobs is not a U.S. senator's, um, job.

The group, known as Patriot Majority and created in late 2005 by Democratic consultant Craig Varoga, has run a series of ads in the state -- the newest of which plays a clip of Angle for several random people on the street. The clip features Angle saying: "As your U.S. senator, I'm not in the business of creating jobs."

(The Post's Amy Gardner reported on Angle making similar statements in a piece on the Nevada race.)

The people listening to the clip shake their heads incredulously and react. "Sharron Angle's ideas are bad ideas," one says toward the end.

The ad then plays another clip of Angle saying, "That's not my job as a U.S. senator to bring industry to this state."

In the fuller context of Angle's remarks at the campaign event in the clip (posted here by Reid's campaign), she goes on to say that job-creation is the mandate of state legislators and statewide officials like the lieutenant governor and secretary of state - i.e. not federal officials bringing pork.

Patriot Majority has become a key ally for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in his reelection race, which is one of the toughest in the country.

The new ad, titled "What Do You Think?" is the fifth the group has run in Nevada over the last three months, and its spending $150,000 per week. Its total investment on behalf of Reid's reelection is now more than $1 million, and it expects to be on the air every week until Election Day.

As reported in The Fix a few months ago, the group aims to play in as many as 12 or 15 races this year. So far, it has only run ads in Nevada but Varoga said the PAC expects to expand its targets in the coming weeks and months.

As we noted in today's Morning Fix, Angle is up with her own new ad going after Reid for the economic hardships that have occurred in the state during his tenure.

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Comments

I think the major question in all of this is this: SHOULD ANYTHING BE DIFFERENT BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT IS BLACK ???

If you are post-racial, the answer is NO, nothing should be different because Obama is black - everything should be the same. Obama's skin color is irrelevant.
HOWEVER, to the democrats, EVERYTHING is different because Obama is black -
Words have to be chosen carefully, issues have to be looked at differently.

Because Obama is black, there are "proxy issues" out there, which hide people's racism.

Because Obama is black, FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE - EVEN BEING DISCUSSED IN JOURNOLIST - AS LEGITIMATE MEANS TO ATTACK EVEN THOUGH THE CHARGES ARE KNOWN TO BE UNTRUE.

To the democrats, Obama's skin color is an OPPORTUNITY TO ATTACK THE OTHER SIDE.
To the people who are post-racial, all the democrats who do that look like stupid little children.

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Posted by: YouCanPostThis
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Increasingly within his own race obsessed, supposedly post-racial, party Obama is being seen as not black enough. So if Slick Willie Clinton was the first white, black president will this make Barry the first black, white president?

Posted by: leapin | July 26, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Angle is absolutely right on. It is shameful what Reid & Patriot Majority should remove this ad immediately as it is shamefully taken out of context. Angle is right that it's the job of the governor, Sec. of State, ect. to go out and make the case for their state to gain corporate jobs and bring industry to their state. It's the job of the federal gov't. to make this country a thriving place for industry to grow, profit & succeed. That's what builds an economy, not bringing pork home to your state. Angle & Reid both have a story to tell and I think Angle welcomes this debate, as it's one she has the advantage on.

Posted by: reason5 | July 26, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

"In the fuller context of Angle's remarks at the campaign event in the clip (posted here by Reid's campaign), she goes on to say that job-creation is the mandate of state legislators and statewide officials like the lieutenant governor and secretary of state -

i.e. not federal officials bringing pork."

She's correct. And until folks remember that the Federal Government has limited powers we'll continue on the path to national bankruptcy.

The Federal Government needs to get out of the way of business....the states need to make their conditions appealing to the businesses that will come in and employ its people.

Posted by: LMW6 | July 26, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Capitalism Schmapitalism. It's just corporate welfare the conservatives want. Socialized wealth for the rich, and everyone else pays the costs.

Posted by: fmamstyle | July 26, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

@FairlingtonBlade wrote:
"I do remember that the vote in, what '98?, was something like 90+ in favor of repealing banking restrictions. BOTH parties are fully culpable."

Perhaps both share some culpability, but which party is saying we need to fix that decision and which is saying "don't hurt the banks"?

Posted by: rpixley220 | July 26, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

I just love Sharron...she brings so much into my live...God I'm going to miss her after the election...

But I do want to thank the Tea Party to making her part of this seasons election process.

I hope that the Tea Party has a whole bunch more folks with her insight, logic, and worldly wisdom and that we'll see them on the ballot all through this nation.

Your country is counting on you...

Posted by: meyer390 | July 26, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Sharon Angle lacks intelligence and foresight. Even my Republican boyfriend can't stand her and will be voting for Harry Reid. He's one of the unemployed Nevadans, except his unemployment claim was denied because he was terminated for willful misconduct, and now he has to waittwo months for a hearing to appeal the denial of his claim. What's willful about needing to use the restroom and entering it when it was closed for cleaning? He had a clean work record and was even Employee of the Quarter. But because he entered a restroom that was closed he was terminated. The At Will laws need to be changed to protect employees who have a good work performance record, against such capricious acts.

Posted by: Nevadaandy | July 26, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

It is NOT a Senator's job to "create jobs." It is the Senate's (and the House, the presidency, the supreme court) job to get out of the way and let the private sector create jobs. The most a Senator can do is repeal (and not propose future) idiot restrictions on Capitalism.

Posted by: IQ168 | July 26, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Enjoyed your stuff this weekend, Brigade. I do remember that the vote in, what '98?, was something like 90+ in favor of repealing banking restrictions. BOTH parties are fully culpable.

Have a great weekend!

Cheers.

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | July 24, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

I think the major question in all of this is this: SHOULD ANYTHING BE DIFFERENT BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT IS BLACK ???


If you are post-racial, the answer is NO, nothing should be different because Obama is black - everything should be the same. Obama's skin color is irrelevant.

HOWEVER, to the democrats, EVERYTHING is different because Obama is black -

Words have to be chosen carefully, issues have to be looked at differently.


Because Obama is black, there are "proxy issues" out there, which hide people's racism.


Because Obama is black, FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE - EVEN BEING DISCUSSED IN JOURNOLIST - AS LEGITIMATE MEANS TO ATTACK EVEN THOUGH THE CHARGES ARE KNOWN TO BE UNTRUE.


To the democrats, Obama's skin color is an OPPORTUNITY TO ATTACK THE OTHER SIDE.

To the people who are post-racial, all the democrats who do that look like stupid little children.


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Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 24, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't blame the 2000-2006 run of Republicans for destroying the economy, but they are fully culpable for not doing anything about it.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | July 24, 2010 1:56 PM
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I'm going to agree with you. I must have misplaced my "canned right wing talking points."

Posted by: Brigade | July 24, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler wrote,
"Like minorities in the workplace facing a steeper climb to respect for their work. So amply documented but "BS" to you."

Are you sure I posted something about that? I'd better ease up on the hard stuff, because I can't remember it at all.

"Pardon me if I place no value on your judgments."

You're kidding of course.

Posted by: Brigade | July 24, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Brigade, your BS meter isn't wired to the real world. In fact your outlook on reality seems little more than a conduit for canned right wing talking points. Like minorities in the workplace facing a steeper climb to respect for their work. So amply documented but "BS" to you.

Pardon me if I place no value on your judgments.

And guns are illegal in VN, as they should ne here.

"Charlie?". Keep an eye out for redcoats why don't you.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 24, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I'm sure anyone can be a fool and still be unsure of what's going to happen. I might fit into that category myself.

Regarding Hillary, remember the PUMAs? This vast group of disaffected Hillary supporters was supposed to stay at home or, gulp, be attracted by Palin. Instead, Hillary gave a great convention speech, Bill gave a warm endorsement, and the PUMAs vanished into vapor.

There's an odd disconnect in Angle's rhetoric. It's not a senator's job to assist job creation, but it's Harry's fault for, umm, not creating jobs. I wouldn't blame the 2000-2006 run of Republicans for destroying the economy, but they are fully culpable for not doing anything about it.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | July 24, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Broadwayjoe wrote,
"As many have noted, that narrative doesn't wash because BHO LOWERED their taxes and baggers on the average obtain MORE government benefits than non-baggers. Moreover, the taxes and big government they are supposedly concerned about existed under the previous Administration, but the baggers didn't make a peep then."
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Not enough nuance, Joe. I think they're mainly worried about the rising debt, and they're afraid raising taxes is the most likely approach. Still not sure how many of the Bush tax cuts they'll let expire. I'm sure teabaggers would point to HCR and the prospect, now unlikely, of Cap-and-Trade as two examples of Obama expanding government. Not being a teabagger, I'm unwilling to defend Bush's reckless spending.

As for baggers obtaining more government benefits than non-baggers, it sets the old B.S. meter buzzing. While it's possible, where did you come up with the numbers? I think what you mean is that if the tea-party caricatures that have been created by you, Noacoler, and some others were actually true, then that statement would hold.

Posted by: Brigade | July 24, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler,
I've seen worse hovels, but I still think you should sleep with an M-16 under your pillow and keep an eye out for Charlie.

Posted by: Brigade | July 24, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who thinks they know what is going to happen should remember three words--President Hillary Clinton.

We're in a period of political ADHD. If you think you know what's going to happen based on July 2010, you're a fool.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade

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Can't we be fools and NOT think we know what's going to happen?

I never saw Hillary's primary loss coming. In a way, I think it was sort of a root-for-the-underdog kind of thing---David and Goliath--- that took on a life of its own. Even African-Americans were at first reluctant to jump on the Obama bandwagon; they just couldn't believe that he could actually win---too many racists in the Democratic party, I guess.

Maybe Jeremiah Wright was on the money: "If God wants him to be president, then nothing's going to stop him."

Posted by: Brigade | July 24, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Um, has anybody in the Tea Party noticed that the Supreme Court created "corporate people" who are not American Citizens but rather unassimilated immigrants ?

Posted by: gannon_dick | July 24, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Though Angle’s views on certain issues, like Social Security, appear to have evolved somewhat since she won the GOP nomination on June 8, polls show her candidacy continues to gain momentum.

Her campaign raked in more money than the Senate majority leader between April and June. Angle raised $2.6 million during the three-month period, while Reid pulled in $2.4 million.

Posted by: corebanks1940 | July 24, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Just look at ‘No Child Left Behind,’” she said of the multi-billion dollar education law signed by President George W. Bush and criticized for falling short of its original goals.

“This would be money better spent right here at the local level, in the local classroom by the teachers and the parents – those true stakeholders,” Angle said. “If the states could actually keep their money, they’d be much better off
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True

Posted by: corebanks1940 | July 24, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Angle, who won her party’s nomination in the June 8 primary, also went on the offensive, calling Reid a “flip-flopper on steroids” and “the most progressive and liberal of Democrats.”

Posted by: corebanks1940 | July 24, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: scrivener50 | July 24, 2010 11:27 AM
"My internet connection is NOT my own; yours, too?"

I have noticed my tinfoil hat tends to heat up at times.

Posted by: knjincvc | July 24, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Addendum to "Scrivener" post, below:

I wrote "All part of the show..." The comment took OVER A MINUTE to post. It came out: "All of the the show..."

How, and why? Read the article linked below, and related articles linked within.

My internet connection is NOT my own; yours, too?

Posted by: scrivener50 | July 24, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Sharron Angle, Tea Party, Bumbing "Terrorists," Endless Wars, Manufactured Crises, Disasters and Calamities:

All of the the show, folks?

'FACEBOOK' EVIDENCE OF SNEAKY U.S. GOV'T NET CENSORSHIP
http://nowpublic.com/world/facebook-evidence-sneaky-u-s-govt-net-censorship

PRESIDENT OBAMA: TARGET OF SILENT MICROWAVE/RADIO FREQUENCY ATTACK?

See Scrivener "comments" to:

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-silently-tortures-americans-cell-tower-microwaves
http://NowPublic.com/scrivener (lede articles and links therein)

Posted by: scrivener50 | July 24, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Always amused when media sympathizers claim the baggers aren't racist (notwithstanding overwhelming evidence, see, e.g., Mark Williams, Billy Roper, and Dale Roberts) but are really oppose BHO out of their opposition to high taxes and big government.

As many have noted, that narrative doesn't wash because BHO LOWERED their taxes and baggers on the average obtain MORE government benefits than non-baggers. Moreover, the taxes and big government they are supposedly concerned about existed under the previous Administration, but the baggers didn't make a peep then.

So, in the 60s, the predecessors to the baggers (Dixiecrats, Citizens Councils) claimed they were for "states' rights." These days, with the help of media fans, they claim to be "quasi-libertarians" and such. Oh well.

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

Eat your black heart out, zouk

Posted by: Noacoler | July 24, 2010 3:06 AM | Report abuse

Poor lonely Ped.

Posted by: Moonbat | July 24, 2010 2:47 AM | Report abuse

Well gosh CPR then I guess we have accord here cause we're nit real keen on your li'l tea party thing either.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 24, 2010 1:32 AM | Report abuse

Nhà mới tôi ("hovel") sắp xong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5qiIrV8Qzo

Posted by: Noacoler | July 24, 2010 1:30 AM | Report abuse

Patriot Majority has a very scary mission - nationalistic, isolationist and socialist. And they're targeting a specific group (Tea Partiers). I didn't like it the first couple of times I saw this ideology, and I certainly don't like it any more now.

Posted by: cprferry | July 24, 2010 1:25 AM | Report abuse

I'm with Ceflynline. The Republicans and the TEA Party will continue to cover themselves in shame, trip over each other and have their lies laid bare. As election day approaches they will squabble over the same narrow segment of voters and gain little in November. Then they will form that circular firing squad they like to chortle about and the blood bath will continue.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | July 24, 2010 1:03 AM | Report abuse

BB, that gerrymandering for the Permanent Republican Majority facilitated tipping the house. The GOP, determioned to dilute Democrats, ended up making many very easily tipped districts.

Pride goeth before a fall.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | July 24, 2010 12:46 AM | Report abuse

Apparently, the current senator and majority leader, Harry Reid, AGREES with Sharron Angle...That as a Senator of Nevada, it is not his job to creating jobs either, in fact he is costing Nevada jobs.

Since Reid has been the majority leader, unemployment in Nevada has gone from 4% to 14.2%, which just so happens to be the HIGHEST in the nation...

Since it is NOT Reid's job to create jobs as the evidence show, what the heck is his job???

Posted by: LoveWaPo | July 24, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

I think this is a fair question.Reason, Brigade, Sliowa1. Did any of you seen 2006 -2008 happening? The Republicans lost 15 Senate seats, not to mention a House that we humble voters had been assured was sufficiently gerrymandered to be impregnable. So many close elections were lost (Liz Dole, George Allen, Norm Coleman as examples).

Now, I was convinced that things had shifted when every potentially close election in 2002 - 2004 went the the R's. Regardless as to what you think of the campaign, a crippled Viet vet being characterized as unpatriotic because he upheld civil service protections. [Ask Shirley Sherrod what that means.] Tom Coburn was considered iffy coming in and won going away.

Anyone who thinks they know what is going to happen should remember three words--President Hillary Clinton.

We're in a period of political ADHD. If you think you know what's going to happen based on July 2010, you're a fool.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | July 24, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

BWJ, Wallace was one, Thurmond was the other. I didn't know Thurmond actually ran for President, otherwise I would have gotten him too. States' rights was just a code for segregation.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 23, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

"they don't nominate some nutter"

I agree, the Republican tire fire will ensure Obama's 2nd term.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 23, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

so give a prediction.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 23, 2010 10:07 PM
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If I were betting, I'd say the Dems hold both houses of Congress, but the Republicans make substantial enough gains to have a bigger say in what gets done. If things don't improve for Obama by 2012, Republicans will be close enough then to coat-tail their way to control of both chambers if---and this is a very big IF---they don't nominate some nutter.

Posted by: Brigade | July 23, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Great unrest in the country, perhaps, but barely half of it favors Republicans. People dissatisfied with Obama for being too far right (raises hand) aren't about to leave the frying pan for the fire, and too many remember what a mess Republicans made to trust them again anytime soon.

And Angle / Paul types will drag many down with them.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 23, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

"But there is great unrest in the country and no one saw the 1994 massacre coming."

Everyone is predicting the 2010 massacre.

"There are definitely people on both sides who think the Republicans may take the House---probably not the Senate."

Yes, but are you going to make a call?
It won't hurt, promise. I have said nothing important will happen (Democratic rule) until 2016, I said that when the clintons lost the primary.

By 2012-16, if I was wrong, everyone will say no matter, I always thought shrink2 was a jackass. If I was right, no one cares...so give a prediction.


Posted by: shrink2 | July 23, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Predictions are the fun part.

Brigade, what say you?

I say, though set numbers will change, the power structure will not, nothing important happens to change this political configuration in November, nor in 12.
I've called 16 the watershed.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 23, 2010 8:44 PM
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The Republicans have a very high hill to climb to regain control of either the House or the Senate in 2010 because the Dems hold such a big edge. They haven't helped themselves with some of their more colorful nominees, as has been pointed out here ad nauseum. But there is great unrest in the country and no one saw the 1994 massacre coming. There are definitely people on both sides who think the Republicans may take the House---probably not the Senate. Personally, I'd like to see at least one chamber go Republican so Obama and Reid(?) would do more reaching across the aisle. I know conventional liberal wisdom says Republicans are the party of "No" but they don't have much leverage right now. Divided government worked okay when Clinton was president---except for the bipartisan repeal of Glass-Steagall--- and both parties are quick to take credit for the surplus.

I wouldn't even care to venture a guess about 2012 or 2014. Too far out. One of the posters here thinks we'll be in the middle of a world war before then with North Korea, Iran, and ... I forgot the others.

Posted by: Brigade | July 23, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Karl Roves "grass roots" organization American Crossroads mostly financed by four billionaires, two of them from Dallas, where the only reflective thing in the city is the glass.

http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/07/23/rove_group_billionaire_donors

Posted by: Noacoler | July 23, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

The USA will cut and run from Afghanistan, as it is doing from Iraq. Guess those wogs can't tell when they have been defeated. Stupid Americans think they can "win" foreign military adventures. Smart Americans want to salvage something worth protecting.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 23, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

And how could I have forgotten the underbite-and-mustache dynamite-fishermen voters?

Posted by: Noacoler | July 23, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

And how could I have forgotten the underbite-and-mustache dynamite-fishemen voters?

Posted by: Noacoler | July 23, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Oh I don't know ceflynline I'm sure there are more than enough racist homophobic 2-digit IQ people ready to vote against their own futures to nail Republicans just *hundreds* of House seats, why, probably even more than are running. And if you add in the red-faced drunkard demographic and the mean pinch-faced churchgoing crowd, why, they're sure to take the Senate too.

Things are really looking up for Republicans!

Posted by: Noacoler | July 23, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

"When Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, visited Vietnam on Thursday she extolled the country's "unlimited potential" and strong trade relations with the US. But the words must have rung hollow for Ngyuen Ngoc Phuong, who has seen his potential destroyed by American chemical poisoning.

[The Vietnam war ended 35 years ago, but children are still being born with birth defects from chemical poisoning allegedly caused by defoliants sprayed by the US military (GALLO/GETTY)]The Vietnam war ended 35 years ago, but children are still being born with birth defects from chemical poisoning allegedly caused by defoliants sprayed by the US military (GALLO/GETTY)
Phuong, 19, was born long after the US cut and run from the Vietnam war, evacuating its last remaining personnel by helicopter from the roof of its Saigon embassy in 1975.

But the results of that war, which officially ended 35 years ago, affect every aspect of Phuong's life.

The young man has severe physical deformities, and like an estimated three million Vietnamese, he suffers from exposure to Agent Orange, a toxic chemical US forces sprayed during the war to defoliate the dense jungles Viet Cong rebels used for cover.

In its manufacture, the chemical was contaminated with TCDD, or dioxin, "the most toxic substance known to humans", according to an investigation in the journal Science."

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/07/23-2

Posted by: Noacoler | July 23, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

If you want good political predictions. Sit at the feet of the master. We call him. BDM. Report back after you know something

Obungler will have speaker boner and a deadlocked senate. That is assured.

Talk about an early lame duck. Oboreing didn't last two years.

Posted by: Moonbat | July 23, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Predictions are the fun part.

Brigade, what say you?

I say, though set numbers will change, the power structure will not, nothing important happens to change this political configuration in November, nor in 12.
I've called 16 the watershed.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 23, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Dems gain three in the Senate and ten in the House.

Posted by: ceflynline | July 23, 2010 8:19 PM
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We'll remember you said that.

Posted by: Brigade | July 23, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

"HANOI---
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday urged Vietnam to improve its human rights record...
she said the Communist Party that took over Vietnam following the withdrawal of U.S. troops must ease curbs on free speech and political activity.

"'That is among the reasons we expressed concern about arrest and conviction of people for peaceful dissent, attacks on religious groups and curbs on Internet freedom,' she said.

"Vietnam remains a one-party state that restricts freedom of association and assembly, controls religious and labor unions, outlaws independent news media, obstructs free speech and unrestricted access to the internet and harshly prosecutes its most prominent public critics, often sentencing them to long prison terms, according to Human Rights Watch.

"Catholics have been singled out for particular oppression, according to Amnesty International. Priests have been sentenced to terms of several years for supporting the Internet-based pro-democracy movement 'Bloc 8406', which calls for peaceful restoration of basic freedoms.

"Critics are often charged with breaching Article 88, which outlaws 'conducting propaganda' against the state, an offense punishable by up to 20 years' imprisonment, Amnesty says. Leaders of labor unions such as United-Workers-Farmers Organization have been thrown in jail under the article."

--- Associated Press, 07/23/2010

An oppressive totalitarian state, Vietnam's chief exports are rice and venereal disease. According to one recent study, Americans counting on retirement incomes of less than $750 annually have two options: Vietnam or Boot Hill. Those choosing the former must first develop such survival skills as bootlicking, bowing and scraping, and quiet deference. It is expected that a Pol Pot clone will emerge sometime in the near future, thus shortening the life expectancy of any foreigners there. But at least there aren't too many Republicans.

Posted by: Brigade | July 23, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe:

Thanks for the link. Now there are two of us who think that the Dems actually gain ground, and the real fight in the Republican Party isn't out in the open yet.

But it is going on on Capital Hill, as the T-s begin lining up their conspirators to take down Caesar. Perhaps they will knife the party three and thirty times at the foot of Borah's statue, leaving the raged and riddled corpse to block the stairs from the greeting center up to the hallowed halls of power.

While the fix fixates on Sarah and the Pale Line Ites, he misses the real entertainment.

What the fix really needs is a couple interns to track down every rumor of T-Party muttering in the back alleys of the Rayburn Office Building. Because, boys and girlsd, the REAL new American revolution is within a minority party fighting over the remnants of a real electorate.

Dems gain three in the Senate and ten in the House.

Posted by: ceflynline | July 23, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Broadwayjoe


The Philadelphia race speech was more a defense of BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY than anything else.

At that point, Rev, Wright was not get thrown under the bus by Obama.

It is clear that Obama will have to stop playing the race card if he wants to give another race speech.

Any speech Obama gives now will have to be held up against Obama HYPER-CHARGING the racial atmosphere in this country - and Obama abandoning any pretense of being post-racial.

Obama's platform has always been a house of cards - proped up by the liberal media lying to America.

The Daily Caller Journolist emails are significant - because the liberal bias has been exposed.


LET ME BE CLEAR

A liar always knows the truth - a liar knows the truth and his lies.


The person being lied to - at first only knows the lies - and later that person finds out the truth.

BROADWAYJOE - Obama KNOWS he is a FRAUD - Obama knows the truth and the fraud.

It is YOU who only knows the FRAUD - you don't know the truth yet.

Obama has put this country - AND the left - under a real deception - it is out there -


.

Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 23, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

U.S. Judge Susan Bolton Thursday questioned Justice Department lawyer Edwin Keener in the US v Arizona immigration suit:

"Why can't Arizona be as inhospitable as they wish to people who have entered the United States illegally?" she asked.
---Associate Press

Bolton said she's required to consider blocking only parts of the law, not the entire statute. Spectators seemed to sense that she was sympathetic to the state, just going by her statements. We'll see.

Posted by: Brigade | July 23, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Broadwayjoe wrote,
"Eugene Robinson, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, and Ed Schultz have all weighed in this week with the same message: you don't beat a bully by running away, but by confronting him."

---

I see old Ed is a little upset with Obama. He's kissed butt and, like all of prime time MSNBC, served as a spin machine and campaign organization for BHO. But as I've said before, when your support is already in the bank, no one wants to work for it. So Ed carried the water, licked the boots, and beat the drum daily for HCR and Obama goes on FOX but won't give ole Ed the time of day. LOL.

Something else to put in your pipe, Joe. I don't know what you think of the war in Afghanistan; probably whatever's okay with BHO is okay with you. Here's a tidbit from Al Neuharth in today's USA TODAY:

"If Nixon had listened to McGovern on Vietnam, he could have avoided the Watergate scandal and wouldn't have had to resign in disgrace in 1974. If Obama listened to McGovern on Afghanistan now, he probably could avoid the almost certain re-election loss that continuing this tragic misadventure will mean in 2012."

Now you see, we not only have an economy in crisis, we've got liberals peeling away from Obama on foreign policy---they didn't know they were voting for a neo-con. Many Republicans support the effort in Afghanistan, but this is a case of dampening the enthusiasm of Obama supporters. By November, no one but you is going to give two hoots about the Sherrod fiasco---people will just remember how Obama got punked by some rightwing blogger. And no one, present company excepted, watches Schultz, Maddow, or Olbermann---that's why Obama won't waste his time talking to them. They're dolts. Good for a few laughs if you want to watch wingers froth at the mouth. Chris Matthews is the only one there who, once upon a time, was a responsible voice. Wasn't there an old song once about "After the Thrill is Gone?" Something like that. I think the thrill may be gone from poor Chris's leg.

Posted by: Brigade | July 23, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

You haven't lived if you haven't been banned by Chris.


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Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 23, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Brigade is right, they were once Irish, Chinese, African. Anyone who thinks Brigade is zouk does not read language symbols.

Apart from that, Noacoler is right too. The rejection, the dehumanization of our exploited laborers was and is not now just done for profit.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 23, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Except for the part about supply and demand, Brigade, that was a good post. I wish you would do more like it.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 23, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing Wallace was one.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 23, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler wrote,
"So much more satisfying to go after the brown people, isn't it. Helpless poor people risking their lives to do an honest day's work that hardly any American would stoop to, for wages that wouldn't keep a cocker spaniel in Alpo, such satisfying targets for attack."

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It has nothing to do with them being "brown people." They're being exploited because they're poor and desperate, and they're pawns in an attempt to keep business's labor costs low. Burn the people who hire them. Supply and demand is what determines the value of labor, just like anything else. Allow employers to hire millions of illegals dirt cheap and guess what happens.

You can't outsource picking your berries or mowing your lawn or replacing your roof to laborers in India or Sri Lanka, you have to bring the cheap labor to the job. Someone once said, "If you can't afford the taxes on a particular home, then you can't afford the home." That seems like a truism. How about, "If you can't afford to compete honestly for laborers and pay them a fair market wage, then you can't afford to be in business." Pick your own damned crops and trim your own hedges. If you need something done badly enough, you'll pay whatever is necessary.

This whole concept that blue-collar labor is of no value is why labor unions developed in the 20th century. See the documentary film HARLAN COUNTY USA to see what kind of lifestyle the Kentucky coalminers endured---white, black, it didn't matter; poor and desperate were the operative qualifiers. Now we're going right back where we came from.

Posted by: Brigade | July 23, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

bwj, I have thought this way for a long time.
If Obama gets reelected, it will be because the Republicans are who they say they are.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 23, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

@shrink2: you're right, the closest I came was a layoff on Lehman Day in October 2008. It's been ages since I was fired, but I've seen others get it.

In the layoff we were gathered into a room and after the crocodile tears we were told that when we got back to our offices our computers would be off, which struck me as sort of paranoid. I was assured it was SOP.

I got fired once by choice in '95 because they had a guy working there who never did any work and spent all day personalizing his office and telling little jokes and it got on my nerves, since the place was getting nowhere and I like to feel I've earned my pay. I told him off and when I came back Monday I didn't wait to start packing my desk.

They paid for another two weeks though to write up a critique of their operations with an eye to getting more done. I was recognized as a producer.

As DDAWD said, Aaron shows promise. I wish it was Cillizza getting frogmarched out.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 23, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

There is extreme unrest in O-Nation as a result of BHO's staff's strategic decision not to pushback against Fox/Breitbart in Sherrod-gate.

Eugene Robinson, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, and Ed Schultz have all weighed in this week with the same message: you don't beat a bully by running away, but by confronting him. The same goes for issues and controversies, including fake controversies. I read some speculation about what LBJ would have done to these bigo-, er, conservative mischief makers in his day. Goodness knows what LBJ would have done if some fool had shouted "You lie" during his State of the Union.

IMO, BHO would have lost in 2008 had he not overruled his aides (the same ones telling him not to pushback now) and given his famous Race speech to quell the Reverend Wright fake Fox News-created controversy that showed no signs of ever endingt.

Folks at Ground Zero feel 44's reelection hopes depend on giving Race speech 2 very soon. If he doesn't, we may find someone in the WH in 2012 refudiatin' all over the place.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 23, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Final Jeopardy question today

In the "World Almanac" One of the two notable third party Presidential candidates whose primary issue was state's rights.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 23, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, is the "Ask me Anything!" Washington Post coffee mug Arron Blake got along with his cubicle when he was hired his?
Does it depend on whether the little dried droplets, possible evidence of previous use, are compelling or beyond a reasonable doubt?

Posted by: shrink2 | July 23, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

A poster named benjaminspector has some anti-Fix analysis which says the Dems will GAIN seats in the Senate. Ben's post is too long to paste in, but it's interesting. I think Kos did a similar analysis this morning but I can't find it now.

http://www.demconwatchblog.com/diary/3738/dems-have-good-chance-to-gain-senate-seats-in-november

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 23, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

never banned 37, what's up with you and Gregory Charles Royal? What did he ever do to you?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 23, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

"...or maybe Aaron is cleaning out his desk, his phone ear still ringing from Cillizza's screaming..."

You have not been fired lately.
Nowadays they suddenly escort you from the building and you have to make an appointment to come back.

Together with HR and Security, there is a sort of forensic archeological process. That moribund plant, the special device by the computer... decisions are made...which artifacts of your last minutes on the job belong to you. Clean out your desk is just a figure of speech.

It is all part of total quality improvement, productivity, competitiveness, all that and more.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 23, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

noa, possibly but I doubt it. We think maybe some folks inside PostWorld finally peeked in this week.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 23, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Chris:


NONE of the other horrible bahavior on this blog has been addressed.


In addition - the harassment has continued.


The False Charges of Racism have to stop - the sterotyping has to stop. These are just provocations which CAUSE the fighting here - and cause people to want to change the subject.


These people are NOT engaging in discussions - they are attacking day in and day out.


I just want everyone to know that whenever broadwayjoe brings up "Gregory Charles Royal" - he is trying to call Sarah Palin a racist.


I believe that the False Charges of Racism on this board have gotten way out of control.


And that includes the use of sexual slurs against the Tea Party.


The democrats are constantly demanding that the Tea Party exercise restraint - HOWEVER THE DEMOCRATS DO NOT EXERCISE RESTRAINT IN THEIR ATTACKS ON THE TEA PARTY - FULL OF SLURS, SMEARS AND FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.


This is one major problem on this board as well.


I object - broadwayjoe and ddawd have violated the terms of service on this board dozens of times - there has been no enforcement.


Everyone else has to endure this kind of behavior - and it has been dealt with the way it has -


To blame one party in this situation is just wrong.


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Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 23, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

MM, you messed them up. I think you hit it on the nose re Rangel/Steele.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 23, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

@bwj: maybe we were heard

or maybe Aaron is cleaning out his desk, his phone ear still ringing from Cillizza's screaming

Balance acknowledged. It's so rare here it's precious.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 23, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Shout out for the make up call, Fix intern.

Fix gave Sharron (Social Security is welfare) Angle a free ad placement earlier today. Real bad call.

This free ad placement for Patriot Majority -- Go PM! -- makes up for it.

Now, relative to Angle at least, you're even...

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 23, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

On Monday we'll get a Rangel post in the morning and then we'll get a Steele post in the afternoon.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | July 23, 2010 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Another angry Republican tooting on a horn with no valves. This time the one-note is illegal immigration.

Yessss, Precious, rile up the rubes with "amnesty" and nonsense about being able to cast votes without identifying papers, and get yourself torqued up into a satisfying jag of anger too.

And, of course, no mention, not one, not even a suggestion, of doing anything about the people who motivate illegals to come here: the employers.

That would be crazy talk.

So much more satisfying to go after the brown people, isn't it. Helpless poor people risking their lives to do an honest day's work that hardly any American would stoop to, for wages that wouldn't keep a cocker spaniel in Alpo, such satisfying targets for attack. And let's spare those pillars of the community in the suits with the servants and the huge ranch homes who're actually employing the illegals. Good solid Republicans every one.

You people (I'm being generous) make me sick.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 23, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Candidate Sharron Angle cannot possibly compete with Sen. Harry Reid’s money magnet from the open border interests and business lobbyists. It’s a shame that our political system has been corrupted by the contributions that copiously pour into Senators or Congressman's campaign treasuries. It's no surprise the majority of Washington is contaminated with those dollars, peso's, pounds sterling, and other financial currency now allowed by court opinion. Harry Reid is no different with his new philosophy to force through yet another amnesty--far more condemning this time, than President Reagan amnesty signed into law in 1986. This time there are over 18 million, with perhaps millions with more pouring silently out of the woodwork. Sen. Harry Reid is far more dangerous, than Sharron Angle will ever be at the Capitol even though she has some immoderate views.

Sen. Reid was once a terminator against illegal immigration obviously has been refashioned by the business community to express their wishes, for favors given and fundamental cultural alliances. Harry Reid’s immigration record as indicated by NumbersUSA. Reid catches a deleterious ( F Minus ) on reducing Chain Migration, on Reducing illegal jobs and their population in America. (He tried to eliminate the federal employer enforcement E-Verify program in the Senate, but he was able only to make it discretionary. He made no attempt to reduce illegal immigration at the border or even reduce excessive visa programs. He failed to reduce AMNESTY inducements or illegal alien rewards. He has shown no improvement in preventing the illegal alien invasion, therefore he must not be returned to office. There is a very large populace of illegal aliens who had smothered the construction trade, with their illegal labor in Nevada. Reid debilitated

Posted by: infinity555 | July 23, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

E-Verify from pin-pointing illegal labor in the construction and entertainment industry when it came up for a vote, as introduced by Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama.
So watch any illegal activity in the polling places or with the registration of absentee ballots, as Nevada like so many states have no safety regulations when voting? Knowing that Sen. Harry Reid is pro-amnesty, many illegal aliens may take the risk in voting. He is the epitome of those politicians passing AMNESTY, carefully disguised as a path to citizenship. But whatever it’s called, the taxpayers will be expected to cover all costs. Billions of dollars that should be going into taxpayers’ pockets for mortgages, auto loans and just placing food on the table as its being diverted to endorse the massive blocks of illegal aliens and their families.

WHERE DO YOU THINK THIS MONEY COMES FROM? Of course the open border opinion is that foreign national families pay their share, but it certainly does not parallel with the assessed 113 billion dollars a year that the Federation of American Immigration Reform specified a week back. At the federal level they can receive free hospital treatment, the education for their children that should be afforded to citizens and legal residents. In its conclusion the whole issue is about millions of extra Democratic votes, and extra copious dollars funneled by republicans, going to businesses for exhibiting restraint on illegal labor in US. Sen. Harry Reid has reinvented himself from 1993 and now has no problem in this deep economic stagnation, from tolerating illegal aliens to stay and competing with the American mass jobless. Knowing that millions more people will promptly materialize if President Obama locates enough votes to pass an amnesty bill.

Posted by: infinity555 | July 23, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

There must be two Sharon Angles because one is saying that Senator Harry Reid is responsible for Nevada's high unemployment while the other is saying that Senator Sharon Angle has no business trying to create jobs in Nevada.

Maybe they ought to debate each other.

Posted by: ceflynline | July 23, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Keep talking Crazy Sharron!


That's what I love about these Republican Teabagger whackjobs. They spend so much time bloviating in their echo chamber that when they actually step out of that world (Rand Paul, Marco Rubio etc) they get smacked in the face with the lead pipe of reality, and their first instinct is to run away.


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Posted by: DrainYou | July 23, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Stick a fork in her. She's done.

This is the most devastating political ad since Joe Sestak's "switching parties will enable me to be reelected" spot that sank Arlen Spectre.

Posted by: jeffersonian1 | July 23, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Its like a video push-poll... Brilliant.

And with a name like Patriot Majority, I'm wondering... Are we sure someone didn't hire a repub PR firm to put this together?

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Posted by: bsimon1 | July 23, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Chris and Aaron, This is the second post about the Nevada Senate race today. What is interesting, to me at least, is how they are handled differently. This post attempts to give Angle her due by putting her remarks in their original context--a reasonable thing to do. However, the first post, about Angle's attack on Reid, does not give Reid's side of the argument. I am not ready to say that this blog is a Republican mouthpiece, but there really does appear to be a slant in how a number of stories are presented here. It may well be because newspapers look for conflict and the minority party battling to regain control makes for good copy. But I am disappointed at the number of critical points that often are often passed forward unexamined on this blog.

Posted by: trep1 | July 23, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Angle recently criticize Reid for the rising unemployment rate in Nevada? So if it's Reid's fault for not bringing jobs to Nevada and Angle says bringing jobs to Nevada is not her responsibility as a senator, then why in the world is she a candidate?

Posted by: theseventen | July 23, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Balanced Fix.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 23, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

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