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Tommy Thompson to decide on Wisconsin Senate race tomorrow

Will former Gov. Tommy Thompson run for Senate in Wisconsin? Photo by Bill O'Leary - The Washington Post

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) will announce whether he will challenge Sen. Russ Feingold (D) in a speech tomorrow, a long-awaited decision that most Republican strategists believe will be "no".

Reports out of Wisconsin this morning suggested that Thompson had made up his mind not to run but the governor pushed back on that idea, telling the Associated Press: "The only person who knows what I'm going to do is myself and I don't know what I'm going to do."

Thompson will speak at an Americans for Prosperity gathering tomorrow and, according to the organization's director, will make his future plan clear at that time.

In our conversations with senior Republican strategists over the last few days there has been an increasing sense of pessimism about the chances that Thompson would run.

Those close to the former four-term governor have long maintained that the decision on whether to run is a genuine jump ball but, when pressed, acknowledged that they believed he would ultimately decide not to run.

If Thompson is out, it's a major break for Feingold. While we believe Feingold is among the most underrated politicians in the country, polling suggested that Thompson would have made the race a toss up and, in a year where national trends are working against Democrats, it's easy to see how this could have developed into a major problem for the party.

Without Thompson there is a considerable candidate drop-off. Developer Terrence Wall has been in the race for months but hasn't gained much traction while Dick Leinenkugel, a former Commerce secretary for Gov. Jim Doyle (D), doesn't seem to be exciting people.

Wisconsin would drop down -- and perhaps even off -- Republican target lists for the fall. With Gov. George Pataki (R-N.Y.) finally making public that he won't take on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), national Republicans' efforts to expand the Senate map are now down to a single state -- Washington -- where former state Sen. Dino Rossi (R) is deciding whether to take on Sen. Patty Murray (D).

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 14, 2010; 2:00 PM ET
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37thand0street -I'm sure it was an oversight that you didn't include the rest of the quote.

"It is a vital national security interest of the United States to reduce these conflicts because whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower, and when conflicts break out, one way or another we get pulled into them," Obama said. "And that ends up costing us significantly in terms of both blood and treasure."

Your smear campaign is important to you, I get it, but don't skew the truth by taking a Fox approach and using a piece of a piece of a quote as the whole truth.

The statement as a whole references the responsibility we hold AS a military superpower, the "like it not" downside being that we'll inevitably be involved in every conflict.

Now I also realize that Reps don't hold back in pouring resources - financial and flesh -into war without the flicker of a lash, but the rest of "like it NOT" the bloodshed that it costs our troops.

The gains he's trying to make by not only by being superior in arms, but also in diplomacy is something we aren't used to, so I can understand why you're confused.

His pride in America is pretty evident every time he extends his hand to present us as more than a "boot up your ass" kind of country.

Posted by: aksunderland | April 15, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Earth to ceflynline, come in please.

The Republicans will take seats held by Dems in the following states:

Delaware (Biden's old seat-how embarrasing)
Illinois (Obama's old seat-how embarrasing)
Indiana (Bayh's retiring)
Nevada (Harry Reid' seat-need I say more?)
Pennsylvania (party switch won't help Specter)
Arkansas (Lincoln can't get far enough from the Dem Party)

So, to answer your question, yes the Republicans will take seats from the Dems in the Senate, a bunch as a matter of fact.

Barbara Boxer (CA) and Bennet (CO) are sinking too.....

Posted by: TitleTown1 | April 15, 2010 4:35 AM | Report abuse

Chris, your mention of Rossi as a conteder is nothing less than a belly laugh. This guy is the very epitome of loser. Murray is popular, Rossi is synonymous with everything Wall Street and widely despised here. We only see Rossi bumperstickers on 25-year-old beaters that won't survive their next emission inspection.

Stick to hyperventilating over Pawenty. Swarthy Dino isn't going anywhere.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 15, 2010 12:18 AM | Report abuse

you can always count on DDawd to offer the stupidest post of the day


if you could find a way to tone down the hate you might get some pity but respect will forever elude you.

You really have no idea how trivial you are? How little anyone cares what you have to say? Think your insults have ever caused anyone I mean ANYONE a moment of pain?

You are like a fly that keeps coming back to a bead of sweat on someone' leg. No more than that, and no more significant.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 15, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

"...combing brown shoe polish through your hair..."

Or, if you are going to do that Just for Men thing, you have to keep on it. I wasn't going to bring it up, but those grey roots growing out up there on your dome are atrocious. They make you look, well Tommy, you be the judge. Are your proud of that look?

Posted by: shrink2 | April 14, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

"The public wanted ....

[Zouk's usual unhinged junk omitted.]

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 4:50 PM "

Glad to shorten it up a bit, less-than-zero/mooned/zouk. All the best.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 14, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Tommy, next time, please rethink combing brown shoe polish through your hair, and drawing in your eyebrows with a Magic Marker. Just sayin'. All the best.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 14, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Obama said -

"Whether we like it or not, we remain the dominant military power."


This means that Obama is not proud of America.

Obama has actually become a disgrace to this country.

If you don't believe American should be the strongest country on Earth, you have no business being President.

It has now become UNPATRIOTIC to support Obama - and that means every person - personally - on this blog who supports Obama who apparently thinks the US should not be the dominant military power.


Posted by: 37thand0street | April 14, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Since the entire Obamafest crew seems to be here let me ask you directly

Do you like it that American is the dominant military power ???

OR do you not like it ???


What do you say, O Obamaheads?

Please tell us.


Posted by: 37thand0street | April 14, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama at the nuclear summit:

"Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower."


One really has to wonder.


Posted by: 37thand0street | April 14, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

'Hey, I was raised as a fundie -- I never underestimate them. They are indeed dangerous fanatics, because they believe more in their mythology than they do reality.

Posted by: drindl | April 14, 2010 2:15 PM

this explains a lot about the particularly poor grasp on reality of a certain moonbat. Self proclamation about being a dangerous fanatic too. And just yesterday it admitted to being annoying. The endless hours of therapy are starting to pay off old girl. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero"

do you never stop thinking about me? Seriously, you know, your obsession is a running joke here.

Posted by: drindl | April 14, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Beautiful post DDAWD. Now that you have been in the mind of Zouk I suggest a thorough delousing.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | April 14, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Thompson faces reality, Pataki faces reality, and any other R running for a D Senate seat who can remember where the sun rises is beginning to have his doubts, and even in the unreality based atmosphere of R Politics of Hope candidates for the House are starting to taste the bitter warning sips of the stuff in the bottom of their cool aid, and that Republican resurgence CC found so fascinating just a year ago begins to be discernible for what it always was, smoke and mirrors.

So herer is where the great republican Resurgence now stands:

Senate, 0 Republican takeaways, ? D takeaways. Do the R's even win ONE Senate race?

House: Some LBJ '64 gains in boubt, but not as many, perhaps, as CDC dreams of, and bad news for any marginal R.

It seems that among Republicans, the R in RINO will be Realist soon enough.

The slope on the graph of jobs, and the economy, and about any other metric that might be important in November trends admirably in the democratic Party direction.

The Gallup metrics are going to follow.

Posted by: ceflynline | April 14, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse


Can you call the health department in Hawaii and ask them if a "certificate of live birth" is issued to American mothers who have babies outside the country.

Someone told me this is the case.

If it is the case, then what we have seen proves nothing.


Posted by: 37thand0street | April 14, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

zero/zouk writes
"That taboo debate would inevitably ..."

speaking of taboo, check out the next thread. Der Kaiser haven no clothen.

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 14, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

"Dick Leinenkugel...doesn't seem to be exciting people."

A pattern seems to be emerging here.
It is hard to put a finger on it.

Since everyone hates Obama, the Republicans will flatten the Democrats until the end of time...yet, yet, Scott Brown has (except on paper) switched parties to save his job, McDonnell is a monumental embarrassment to the people of Virginia (learn your lesson people!) and you just have to feel sorry for the guy who has to be the Governor of New Jersey; Christie, good luck taking State Street back from the public employee unions and I mean that.

Well, since WA's Rossi is a Dino, now its up to Leinenkugel in WN. Republicans better get back at that repeal of health care funding, save the bankers and keep declaring victory in is working for you.

Posted by: shrink2 | April 14, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

The public wanted a racially transcendent figure and got instead a Chicago ward boss. The problem now for Mr. Obama — reflected in growing popular discontent — is that on matters of debt, taxes, energy, jobs, and race, he apparently has very little new to offer. He just serves up in new wording the them/us divides of the past.

We are at a point where each new proposed federal initiative — health care, cap-and-trade, a “jobs bill,” stimulus, education — is synonymous with more debt. Mr. Obama has exhausted the time-honored Beltway gimmicks of promising to root out “fraud and abuse,” of “streaming” or “reinventing” government, of “freezing” discretionary spending.

The psychology of uncertainty really does matter. As long as those in industry and commerce hear that the government is the solution to the problems that they supposedly created, browbeaten individuals will not take risks and begin hiring. All the populist rhetoric, all the sympathetic statistical gymnastics from the liberal pundits, all the euphemisms of “jobs saved,” still won’t change the fact that American business believes Mr. Obama wants to take more of their money to redistribute rather than empowering them to hire and make a profit.

Fairly or not, the president has lost all credibility as a racial uniter. The public now expects an elite to mine any trace of racial insensitivity in order to create grievances, bank sympathy, and translate that into political capital — while avoiding the promised honest discussion about race.

That taboo debate would inevitably address the degree to which the depressing per capita statistics on incarceration, illegitimacy, violent crime, gangs, entitlement dependency, and lack of education within the African-American community are due to residual racism, and to what degree they stem from a failure of the black leadership to address personal responsibility, or the disastrous entitlement policies of the federal government. Giving preference to the children of a Valerie Jarrett, an Eric Holder, or a Barack Obama to enter Harvard or Yale, or wading out into a crowd of tea-partiers in hopes of snagging a racial slur for political purposes, does nothing to alleviate the tragedy in the D.C. school system or the implosion of Detroit.

So we know what lies ahead for the next two years. Sympathetic observers in the media will detect racism in the tea parties and in non-mainstream-media coverage of Mr. Obama’s disappointing performance. As never before, any African-American politician mired in ethics problems (e.g., Charles Rangel) or facing political oblivion (e.g., David Paterson) will claim he is a victim of racial intolerance.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

and you know that how???

Posted by: leichtman1 | April 14, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama hosted 47 heads of state and other top envoys to deal with nuclear-proliferation issues -- and got all to agree that, as he said yesterday, "The danger of nuclear terrorism is one of the greatest threats to global security."

At some future gathering, perhaps they'll all agree that water flows downhill.

Obama's Washington summit was described as "historic" because America hadn't gathered so many heads of state together since the 1945 San Francisco confab that founded the United Nations and an alphabet soup of other world bodies. Yet the rituals seemed trite, familiar and utterly predictable.

Of course, they were. We see the same dance at least once a year when heads of state rush to Turtle Bay for the UN General Assembly debate, and sometimes more often, as when they gather at shows like last year's Copenhagen climate summit.

Those parleys have long earned a reputation as gabfests that rarely (if ever) achieve substantial progress on real issues.

And yet Obama seems to prefer such an environment. Much of his foreign policy is anchored in the premise that if only he could gather everyone in a room, they'd come to see things his way. As the annual Turtle Bay gatherings and other UN activities show, they don't.

And so, if this "historic" summit will leave any mark at all, it will be remembered as another step in the "UN-ization" of American foreign policy -- to something showy, oversized, well intentioned . . . and inconsequential.


Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Wisconsin is going to be close in November no matter what happens tomorrow. The electorate up there is very angry at Obama - and Feingold is going to take the heat for that.


Posted by: 37thand0street | April 14, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I was raised as a fundie -- I never underestimate them. They are indeed dangerous fanatics, because they believe more in their mythology than they do reality.

Posted by: drindl | April 14, 2010 2:15 PM

this explains a lot about the particularly poor grasp on reality of a certain moonbat. Self proclamation about being a dangerous fanatic too. And just yesterday it admitted to being annoying. The endless hours of therapy are starting to pay off old girl. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

maybe you once again did not bother to read your own post when you referred to ATTORNEY
GENERAL Brown when referencing possible
illegal behavior by your man crush. Once
again he is ATTORNEY GENERAL BROWN, soon
to be re-elected former governor.

Posted by: leichtman1 | April 14, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Just because there is no longer a Republican in the White House is no reason the vermin running the New York Times have to stop engaging in treason. A warning from Big Government's Brad Thor:

I have just received word that the New York Times is preparing to go public with a list of names of Americans covertly working in Afghanistan providing force protection for our troops, as well as the rest of our Coalition Forces. If the Times actually sees this through, the red ink they are drowning in will be nothing compared to the blood their entire organization will be covered with. Make no mistake, the Times is about to cause casualty rates in Afghanistan to skyrocket.
This is consistent with the past policy of this vile publication. Here's a glimpse of the festering pustule that serves its publisher Pinch Sulzberger for a mind:

Pinch was a political activist in the Sixties, and was twice arrested in anti-Vietnam protests. One day, the elder Sulzberger asked his son what Pinch calls, "the dumbest question I've ever heard in my life." If an American soldier runs into a North Vietnamese soldier, which would you like to see get shot? Young Arthur answered, "I would want to see the American get shot. It's the other guy's country." Some Sixties activists have since thought better of their early enthusiasms. Pinch hasn't.
The Slimes has participated in the deaths of American troops before. The blood isn't only on its own hands, but on the hands of its readers as well.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

What Ped did on his vacation - rummage through garbage.....I mean eat gourmet foreign food..... Only cost 6 bucks for him and the boy.

Deranged Palin-haters, determined to go to any lengths necessary in order to find something ... anything ... with which to smear a private citizen with no government authority ... dug through the garbage at California State University -- Stanislaus to recover what they claim is Sarah Palin's contract for a speech given at the university.

The document --- which was found mysteriously intact amid piles of shredded documents --- purports to show that Mrs. Palin requires (clutch the pearls!) first-class airfare to the location of the speech, a nice hotel, and bottles of water at her podium.

I know. I know. How dare that wolf-killing, Obama-criticizing, hand-note-writing, Arctic-Cat parka wearing, meth-dealing, she-devil with the slvt daughter, the baby who should have been aborted (and probably isn't hers anyway) and the meth-head son who joined the army to avoid prosecution for vandalism and who is probably gay ... woman dare to request the same level of accommodation most any other speaker at her level of demand would. If she did.

Candidate for Governor Jerry "The Amazing Hippie-Fossil" Moonbeam has decided that Sarah Palin's speaking arrangements are a very serious campaign issue in a state Palin isn't even running for anything.

California Attorney General Jerry Brown said his office would look into the finances of the California State University, Stanislaus Foundation, as well as allegations that the nonprofit organization violated public disclosure laws by keeping details of Palin's contract secret.

Gee, Jer, when you put it that way, I can see how Sarah Palin's speaking contract is way more serious than California's $20 Billion budget deficit or double digit unemployment.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Rossi asks DSCC to cut it out
Posted by Andrew Garber*

Dino Rossi wants the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to stop using material on a fake campaign Web site that depicts him as an opportunist who has used his political ties to make money.

Rossi, a Republican who lost his second bid for Washington governor in 2008, has been debating whether to run against Sen. Patty Murray and contends he still has not made a decision.

Rossi sent a letter to Sen. Patty Murray asking her to call off the DSCC.

"This is sleazy politics," Rossi wrote. "This is what turns people off to the political
system. This is the same routine your party used against me from 2004 to 2008."

The Web site alleges he has close ties to former business associates Melvin Heide, who was imprisoned for defrauding investors, and Michael Mastro, the Seattle developer whose bankruptcy is under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Rossi also sent out a letter from an attorney involved in the civil investigations of Heide and Mastro that says there's no evidence of a connection between Rossi and the "shady dealings" of the two men.

The DSCC has responded to Rossi with it's own letter. It doesn't sound like they plan to change the Web site, saying "significant questions remain unanswered surrounding your business deals, associates and what you have been doing since you last waged a campaign for public office."

This is just a small taste of what to expect from both sides if Rossi ends up running.

*Seattle Times politics blog

I love this line, "...contends he still has not made a decision."

Politics here in the PNW has become so darn Blue, we want this Rossi hack to run, do it Dino, c'mon, be brave. No wait, it is a sure thing, everyone hates Obama so this time you can win easy. There is a huge Republican comeback, a wave, Rising! Ride it to victory Dino...

Hey, has anyone seen Dino Rossi?

Posted by: shrink2 | April 14, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

"When I google other people's posts, I don't get any hits. Why is that?"

Posted by: DDAWD | April 14, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

his post: "I said over and over again that McCain would win. Despite that, he didn't.
Why didn't reality conform to my statements?"
is priceless for its accuracy.

Posted by: leichtman1 | April 14, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Oh dear. sun causes warming and cooling. another liberal fraud exposed. what is that, like three this week already?

Brace yourself for more winters like the last one, northern Europe. Freezing conditions could become more likely: winter temperatures may even plummet to depths last seen at the end of the 17th century, a time known as the Little Ice Age. That's the message from a new study that identifies a compelling link between solar activity and winter temperatures in northern Europe. The research finds that low solar activity promotes the formation of giant kinks in the jet stream. These kinks can block warm westerly winds from reaching Europe, while allowing in winds from Arctic Siberia.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

More LIES from the Obama people

It seems like the Obama people would prefer to win an election with lies


Posted by: 37thand0street | April 14, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

"I have the best insults. Why haven't I driven anyone to depression yet?"

Posted by: DDAWD | April 14, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

The Obama administration doesn't know yet where it's going to try Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday, adding that New York is ''not off the table.'' ''No final decision has been made about the forum which Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-defendants will be tried.

considering how long the dog decision took, don't expect a reply on this until President Palin's term is in it's second year.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

you can always count on DDawd to offer the stupidest post of the day.

I think he feels bad about never becoming an actual stooge. He was always just a little too stupid to make the cut. Imagine the ignominy of that calculus. stupider than drivl, Ped and Loud and dumb. try wearing that through life.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Hi, my name is zook. I'm a world famous economist. Like all the great ones, I have many questions about the world. So here goes.

Why don't people think I'm smart?

What does it mean to save a job?

When I google other people's posts, I don't get any hits. Why is that?

I talked to a woman once for ten minutes. Why didn't she take her clothes off?

I have like ten screen names. How do people distinguish them?

Why do people think my webpage is funny?

Why is it when I post a link written by someone with the same name as someone on here, people don't find it funny?

Why do only sociopaths seem to agree with what I say?

I said over and over again that McCain would win. Despite that, he didn't. Why didn't reality conform to my statements?

Why aren't all women suicidal? Don't they know how terrible it is to be a woman?

Why is it unreasonable to think that Obama would fix the economy in ten minutes after inauguration?

I tell people I'm rich. Why don't people take me seriously?

I have the best insults. Why haven't I driven anyone to depression yet?

If someone can please answer my questions, I'll reward you with links to my Model Mayhem girls. It's totally sweet. They even send you public comments!

Posted by: DDAWD | April 14, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

your posts are so laughable I doubt that even you believe a word that you type. One minute we hear from the radical right the sky is falling the sky is falling, the economy is collapsing, Armageddon is Coming, the DOW is crashing. NEVER MIND.
It reminds me of Phil Gramm's famous 1993 quote, if you pass the Clinton budget the economy will be run into the ditch. The sky is falling, the sky is falling. NEVER MIND.

Posted by: leichtman1 | April 14, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Even more laffs from the looney bin:

Republicans' efforts to expand the Senate map are now down to a single state -- Washington -- where former state Sen. Dino Rossi (R) is deciding whether to take on Sen. Patty Murray (D).

Ho ho ho ha ha ha
(and a couple of tra la las)...
Dino Rossi, as if he were still deciding whether to lose again, sheesh, so that was it? That was the Republican Rising?

Scott Brown is now a USDA certified RINO.
McDonnell is pure poison and who better to raise taxes and battle the public employee unions in New Jersey, good luck with that, sucker.

Posted by: shrink2 | April 14, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

drumbeat getting louder:

President Barack Obama's national standing has slipped to a new low after his victory on the historic health care overhaul, even in the face of growing signs of economic revival, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll

Just 49 percent of people now approve of the job Obama's doing overall, and less than that — 44 percent — like the way he's handled health care and the economy

The news is worse for other Democrats. For the first time this year, about as many Americans approve of congressional Republicans as Democrats — 38 percent to 41 percent — and neither has an edge when it comes to the party voters want controlling Congress. Democrats also have lost their advantage on the economy; people now trust both parties equally on that, another first in 2010.

Adding to Democratic woes, people have grown increasingly opposed to the health care overhaul in the weeks since it became law; 50 percent now oppose it, the most negative measure all year. People also have a dim view of the economy though employers have begun to add jobs, including 162,000 in March. Just as many people rated the economy poor this month — 76 percent — as did last July.

And it could get worse for Democrats: One-third of those surveyed consider themselves tea party supporters, and three-quarters of those people are overwhelmingly Republicans or right-leaning independents. That means they are more likely to vote with the GOP in this fall's midterms, when energized base voters will be crucial amid the typical low turnout of a non-presidential election year.

Just listen to independent voters who typically decide elections.

"He's moving the country into a socialized country," Jim Fall, 73, of Wrightwood, Calif., said of the president. He worries that Obama is too "radical left wing" and that government has grown too big, saying: "He is constantly in our lives more and more and more and more."

Fall was just as down on the Democratic-controlled Congress: "They're horrible. I think all they do is talk," he said, "Just spend and spend and spend."

In Spokane, Wash., Angela Hardin, 43, was just as disapproving.

"I don't like what's going on," the small business owner said. "He is just making a huge mess out of everything. ... He's all over the map. It's like, 'Slow down! Breathe! Think!'"

The AP-GfK Poll was conducted April 7-12, 2010 by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Media. It involved interviews with 1,001 adults nationwide on both landline and cellular telephones. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

finance whiz confuses cause and effect again.

'Let me be perfectly clear', to quote a teleprompter reading incompetent:

the fact that liberals are on their way to the end of their own uneployment line is what is encouraging the market and businesses to enter back into capitalism again. the fear of rampant socialism has faded with the exposure of the lies, graft, bribes, corruption and complete ineptitude of the liberal goons.

We are all now looking forward to a return to sanity as Speaker of the House John Boehner puts a stop to the spending and Leader Mcconnell freezes the leftism.

After the dark winter of our socialist discontent, it is spring in america again and the forces of backwardness are on the way out.

Result - rise in stock market, improved spending. Note the job metric will not progress until the reality of our old freedoms reborn sets in.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

"It is pronounced LI NEN KU GEL"

It is pronounced "Get me another Leinie while you're up."

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 14, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

"Is the Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots no more?

The group's organizer, Gary Stein, yesterday took down the Facebook page through which over 400 people had signed on in recent weeks. And according to the San Diego Union Tribune, Stein, an active duty Marine Corps sergeant, also canceled an interview with MSNBC.

Stein didn't immediately respond to our latest request for comment on the group's status. But the Union-Tribune reported that Stein had been "called back to the base to go over the Pentagon's directive on political activities," and advised of his right to an attorney.

A spokeswoman for Camp Pendleton, where Stein is stationed, said that the sergeant's supervisor "was concerned that his activities ... could give the appearance or impression that the Marine Corps is endorsing the group and its messages."

Nipped that one in the bud.

Posted by: drindl | April 14, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

More laffs from the loony bin:

'Earlier this year, conservatives developed a conspiracy theory in which the Obama administration manipulated the redesign of the Missile Defense Agency to incorporate the Islamic crescent as part of a “submission to Shariah by President Obama and his team.” In fact, as Richard Lehner of the Missile Defense Agency told Fox News, the logo “was used prior to the 2008 election.”

Now, the right-wing has worked itself into a fit over another Obama administration logo, this time claiming that the logo for Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit has the “kind of crescent moon you see on the flags of Muslim countries,” in the words of the New York Post’s Michael Goodwin. Goodwin’s argument has been echoed in the conservative blogosphere and, not surprisingly, was picked up by Fox News.'

Posted by: drindl | April 14, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

its got to be eating at GOP apologists here to see positive results from today's beige book and the DOW and S&P reaching a 13 month high. Their only hope to grab back power is for the American economy to fail and they are busy praying that happens.

Posted by: leichtman1 | April 14, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

I guess that info doesn't mesh with the whole loony liberal "sitting pretty" thing. Imagine pineing for the guy who just left office, the one liberals loved to hate. Imagine a ballot with 'anyone but' getting a better response. then consider that some 65% think the country is headed in the wrong direction. but the socialists think they saw a No U-turn sign a few miles back.

consider at this rate, it will take over five years to get back to the job level when berry came into office. consider that we could have eliminated the personal income tax for two years instead of berry's wild spending spree, currently at minus $1.4 trillion per year. consider he promised to correct our reputation in the world - no one thought it would be to kiss up to our enemies and scare off our friends.

Perhaps if he bows all the way to the floor, placing his forehead firmly in the dirt, Iran will come around.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Your sad, sick obsession with me is a joke among posters here, zouk zero. You are a pathetic laughingstock.

Posted by: drindl | April 14, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

latest Gallup poll shows 26% blame current economic problems on Obama and 42% blame POTUS Bush. nice try. Do you have more disinformation to share with us?

Posted by: leichtman1 | April 14, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Looks like there are high hopes for change:

Pit maverick Republican Congressman Ron Paul against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up, and the race is – virtually dead even. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely voters finds Obama with 42% support and Paul with 41% of the vote.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

This does not play into the liberal chanting well at all:

Almost half of Americans prefer George W. Bush to President Barack Obama, according to a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey. Forty-six percent of respondents said they'd like to have Bush back in the White House, while 48 percent prefer Obama.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

According to "the source", who sought anonymity.
Wow what credibility. And this from the same New Hampshire party caught jamming D party telephone lines on Senate election day.

Posted by: leichtman1 | April 14, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Following on the advice of George Orwell, Democrats have been butchering the language over the last few years. For political purposes, they have attached new meanings to old words.

Racist: Someone who is winning an argument with a Democrat.

Torture: Any discomfort a terrorist complains about while a Republican is president.

Smear: The act of a Republican telling the truth about a Democrat. (see also, "Swiftboating")

When the Democrats passed their "Pay-as-you-go" legislation in February, it required that all additional spending be offset but tax increases or cuts in other programs, except for an "emergency."

Because of this loophole, Democrats have had to redefine the word "Emergency" to mean "an excuse to spend money."

Latest case, Democrats are proposing a $23 Billion bailout for the government schools, to ensure that no educrats in the bloated education bureaucracy (which funnels its union dues exclusively to Democrats) will be laid off even if the schools don't need them and can't afford them.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps it's a bad photo, but it looks like his makeup is done by a mortician.

Posted by: drivl

I would not talk about bad photos drivl. you look like a scarecrow in yours.!

Is it halloween every day at your house?

elsewhere, dingbat admits she's an idiot "My favorite webcomic, when I can comprehend it "
To quote the great Ronaldus Maximus:

Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15.
Tomorrow really is Tax Day, but patriots are going to make it look like the Fourth. Tea Party Patriots counts 751 Tax Day Tea Party events, so you should have no problem finding one near you.

Keep your eyes open for liberal infiltrators. They'll be the ones shouting racial epithets and smelling like discarded cheese.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 14, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

More LIES from the Obama people

It seems like the Obama people would prefer to win an election with lies


Posted by: 37thand0street | April 14, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps it's a bad photo, but it looks like his makeup is done by a mortician.

Posted by: drindl | April 14, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

It is pronounced LI NEN KU GEL

It's pretty simple after you do it a few times.


Posted by: 37thand0street | April 14, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

If he does run he will get smoked. The guy is a has been and he seems to be the only person who doesn't know that yet. But he also doesn't know who knows what he is going to do.

Posted by: AndyR3 | April 14, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Loved the quote!

Tea partiers will have a special guest at Thursday's Tax Day event at the State Capitol.

Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now"

"It will be a great opportunity for him (to) update us on how well the Recovery Act is working for the company he is president of which received three contracts totaling $47 million under President Obama's plan to get us out of the economic collapse caused by the failed policies of the Bush administration in which the former governor served loyally," Ross said in an e-mail."

Might be difficult to explain away in this environment. Wonder if he'll mention all the taxpayer money he's personally take to the TPers?

Posted by: drindl | April 14, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

I think Tommy and I use the same hair coloring.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | April 14, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

bsimon, Yogi Berra could not have said it better.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | April 14, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

"The only person who knows what I'm going to do is myself and I don't know what I'm going to do."

That's a man with the passion and zeal for the job that it will take to unseat Sen Feingold.


Posted by: bsimon1 | April 14, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

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