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W.Va. AG: election to fill Byrd's seat can be held in 2010

By Aaron Blake

West Virginia on Thursday took another big step toward holding a special election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, with state Attorney General Darrell McGraw ruling that Gov. Joe Manchin can call the race this year.

McGraw said the special could be held on the regular election day, Nov. 2.

"Since a general election is already scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, it is suggested that a special primary election be held at a time which maximizes the opportunity for all potential candidates to prepare for both the special election and the general election, and for all voters, including those in the Armed Services, to participate and have their voices heard," McGraw said in a letter to Manchin.

Manchin (D) on Wednesday came out publicly in favor of that approach, joining a groundswell of support from both Democrats and Republicans who want voters to fill the seat rather than having an appointee serve out the two and a half years left in Byrd's term.

Manchin, who may run for the seat, called on McGraw to review the matter, and he quickly got what he asked for.

The ruling contradicts early readings of the law, including one from Secretary of State Natalie Tennant (D).

The question now is whether anyone seeks to challenge the attorney general's decision in court. A similar state Supreme Court case in the mid-1990s appears to support the initial ruling that the special election would have to wait for 2012.

McGraw said previous readings relied too heavily on precedent when they should have focused on the 17th Amendment, which gives voters the right to directly elect senators.

If McGraw's reading of the law doesn't stand up in court, the state legislature could change the law. That, however, would require even more waiting in a contest that already amounts to a sprint.

Manchin said Wednesday that he would be highly interested in running in a 2010 special election. If he ran, he would be the odds-on favorite and would dampen GOP hopes of winning the seat.

Republicans hope to convince Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) to run, but aren't optimistic that she would challenge Manchin.

By Aaron Blake  |  July 8, 2010; 4:03 PM ET
Categories:  Senate  | Tags: byrd  
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All,

1. Ceflynline and Fairlinton: Thanks for your thoughtfulness and patience. I believe that the comments section will get better sooner rather than later so hopefully it will be rewarded.

2. 37th/Heatwave has been banned AGAIN. Not sure what else I can do other than keep banning him. And he will continue to return under other names.

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

4. To everyone else: Commenting on blogs remains very much a work in progress. The Post's goal is to allow as free a discussion as possible without permitting personal attacks and other online savagery. It seems a pretty easy goal to meet. Treat people online like you would offline.

Chris

Posted by: Chris_Cillizza | June 29, 2010 9:18 PM

Posted by: mariewilson11 | July 9, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Damn, there were an awful lot of OT spam comments in here tonight--Obama this, Obama that, racial profiling, etc. I hope the time I took to report them all does some good for a change. Damn, this halfwitted troll is annoying.

Posted by: whatmeregister | July 9, 2010 1:52 AM | Report abuse

West Virginia


Manchin MIGHT think he is being really cute with this new plan - if you read CAREFULLY he wants to hold the PRIMARY in November.

OH OH OH

Manchin MIGHT be thinking that it is smart to have the PRIMARY in November - and that might in some way enable him to escape the anti-Obama fever in this country - because the turn-out in November is bound to be large, while a Special General election held later might have a lower turn-out.

Well - this plan is just not that great for ONE REASON.

IF the November election turns out to come close to handing the Republicans the Senate - then it is a HORRIBLE IDEA FOR MANCHIN to hold the Special General later.

Let's just raise the scenario that the control of the Senate hangs in the balance in this Special General election - then EVERY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP IN WASHINGTON WILL BE RUNNING COMMERCIALS IN WEST VIRGINIA.

Turn-out might NOT be so low.


There might be a FLOOD OF CASH INTO THE SPECIAL GENERAL IF IT IS HELD LATER.

In summary, be smart Manchin - hold the special primary in September - and hold the special general in November.

Otherwise, you just might be creating a MONSTER - which is exactly the opposite of what you think you are doing.


Geeessshhhhhhhh these democrats .


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 9, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Well, damn. My moderator baiting didn't work. They didn't even delete my post.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 8, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

know what the lawsuit is about, you coprophage. I'm not a Palin fan. I can read.

To claim that it won't lead to racial profiling is a big fat lie. And you know where you can stick your precious handgun, and we both know why you feel inadequate without it.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 9:27 PM

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Almost any law could lead to racial profiling. I don't think that possibility is going to carry a lot of weight in most courts. It might in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (Arizona, et al.), but most of their decisions are reversed by the Supreme Court. Profiling is something you must sue for AFTER in happens, not in anticipation.

And the sickest individual on the blog calls me "creepy."

Posted by: Brigade | July 8, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

noa, you mentioned "The Rifleman" the other day. Here he is, Chuck Connors as TR:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B0brdPWdCs

Out.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 8, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

I know what the lawsuit is about, you coprophage. I'm not a Palin fan. I can read.

To claim that it won't lead to racial profiling is a big fat lie. And you know where you can stick your precious handgun, and we both know why you feel inadequate without it.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Blade, I'm sticking to the Maleeva antidote for robo-troll 37:

"The way you walked was thorny, through no fault of your own. But as the rain enters the soil, the river enters the sea, so tears run to a predestined end. Your suffering is over. Now you will find peace for eternity."

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 8, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

The AZ bill has nothing to do with racial profiling?

Right. And murder has nothing to do with firing a gun at a man's head. It's just an occasional unrelated consequence and no court would connect the two.

You moron.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 9:10 PM
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Keep up, idiot. The law hasn't gone into effect, so no one has been profiled. The law does not authorize profiling. The suit is not at all about profiling; it's about the Feds having preeminence on immigration law. Take a remedial course.

Nice analogy about guns and murder. I guess the Supreme Court missed that connection when they ruled that we have a constitutional right to own a handgun. You'd better stick to watching Perry Mason reruns and leave legal talk to the big boys.

Posted by: Brigade | July 8, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

DY, what's got into you?

Haven't you been reading Fix's weekly Dems in trouble/GOP comeback/tea baggers are quasi-libertarians posts?

Get with the Fix program.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 8, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

The AZ bill has nothing to do with racial profiling?

Right. And murder has nothing to do with firing a gun at a man's head. It's just an occasional unrelated consequence and no court would connect the two.

You moron.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

@DrainYou - Technically, 37th has been banned 3 times.

37thandOStreet
37thandOStreetrisesfromthedead (that died quickly)
Lasersomethingorother (my personal favorite)

Just remember folks. Whimsy is the antidote, not anger. Think back to that Star Trek episode. The aliens were banished by laughter.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | July 8, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Racial profiling isn't a federal immigration law, Biff.

Try again, Troll boy

Posted by: DrainYou | July 8, 2010 8:38 PM
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Neither the suit nor the law has anything to do with racial profiling, buffoon. Go on back down to the basement, take out that Pee Wee Herman poster, and amuse and abuse yourself again. What a moron.

Posted by: Brigade | July 8, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

@ddawd,

DDAWD!

I thought you were a better speller than that.

Bwahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, I forgot. I shouldn't be laughing. Ok. I'm not laughing.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Drain but every indication is that Cillizza really digs what the nuisance is doing here. He didn't lift a finger until his precious hit counts were threatened and he's let the nuisance post for a week under this latest nuisance moniker. Moreover posts asking for him to be blocked again are being deleted.

Hey Cillizza, in case you have wifi in your cabana, you're a putz for letting this garbage post here.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace


Flower Clown,

You've been banned from here TWICE already and both times you've created a new account and immeadiately started trolling on here again. No one owes you a thing, Slick.


And as soon as Cillizza returns your butt is going to be gone again.


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


Obama is suing Arizona on the immigration law However, apparently the Harvard grad has egg on his face - there is already a federal law which authorizes the Arizona law.
Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse
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Racial profiling isn't a federal immigration law, Biff.


Try again, Troll boy

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Posted by: DrainYou | July 8, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

The hilarious part about this falls elections is that despite all of the chest thumping and premature dancing in the end zone by the Repugs, when all is said and done this fall, they'll still be the minority party in both chambers of congress.


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Posted by: DrainYou | July 8, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

It'll get circulation. Just look at the ad, look at the guy doing the talking. This is canny stuff. Reid's not a dope, and Angle is one.

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

Yeah, I think that Reid ad is devastating. THE biggest issue in Nevada is jobs. It's not abortion and it's not BP. For Angle to say once, not twice, that she would not work to create jobs in Nevada should really hurt her if this gets any kind of circulation.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 8, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Funny how all you people are supporting Harry Reid


It really is a laugh.

The House is going to the Republicans this year - I wonder about the Senate - it certainly is in play.


Do you fully support the Obama agenda?

That phrase will cause a democratic Congressman to get violent.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

I think Manchin will make an excellent Senator. The sooner the better.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | July 8, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

This falls election ads are going to be great:


Cue Up A Big Picture Of The Massive Oil Spill In The Gulf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uC67CqvXME


Cut Away To Video Of The Low IQ Goons Attending The Most Recent Republican Party Convention Chanting: 'Drill, Baby, Drill'

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


And Add In Video Of Republican Congressmen Apologizing To BP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcyxAzdMAn8


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Posted by: DrainYou | July 8, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

DDawd, thanks for the link to the excellent Harry Reid ad. That's the kind of eye-opener that lets a voter see what an empty shell Sharron Angle is. She's against all kinds of things (if they are done by Democrats), is ready to say what she won't do (help her constituents), doesn't have any idea what she would DO with the job (if she won it).

I think Nevada will take a pass on her.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | July 8, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA IS IMPOSING SECRET PROVISIONS IN THE FINANCIAL REGULATION BILL - OBAMA IS SECRETING IMPOSING QUOTAS ON THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY.

RealClear is reporting:


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

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

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Merit is out the window - OBAMA WANTS THE NATION'S ECONOMY TO BE RUN BY QUOTAS

AND OBAMA IS SETTING UP 20 OFFICES WHICH WILL ENFORCE OBAMA'S QUOTA SYSTEM ON AMERICAN BUSINESSES.

THIS ARE OBAMA'S DISGRACEFUL ACTIONS - AGAIN IN SECRET.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

MORE HILARITY FROM TEABAGGER-LAND


Nevada: Teabagger Sharron Angle Scrubs Her Own Words Faster Than She Scrubbed Her Website


Realizing that she actually is "being held accountable for every idle word" that comes out of her mouth is really screwing up Sharron Angle's ability to pander to her nutty Teabagger followers.


YESTERDAY:
A caller to Sharron Angle said that Obama had "basically extorted $20 billion from a private company," and asked Angle what she thought of "the $20 billion slush fund."


"Government shouldn't be doing that to a private company," Angle replied. "And I think you named it clearly: It's a slush fund."


http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/07/sharron_angle_the_20_billion_o.html


TODAY:
"Having had some time to think about it, the caller and I shouldn't have used the term slush fund; that was incorrect" said Angle.


http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/07/angle_i_shouldnt_have_used_ter.html?wprss=plum-line

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Posted by: DrainYou | July 8, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Another sign the world is going to end soon: I got an email from John Kerry yesterday---not sent to me in particular but probably to everyone on his list. Usually he's soliciting funds to defeat "Roadblock Republicans", but this time he was soliciting fan votes to help Kevin Youkilis make the baseball All-Star team. There was even a link to a site where you could cast a vote. I know Kerry's a big Bosox fan, but I've never heard of a US Senator doing something like this.

Posted by: Brigade | July 8, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

I see the jury in the case of the white transit officer who shot the unarmed black man in Oakland reached a verdict of involuntary manslaughter. The community is at least one-third black, but I don't think there were any blacks on the jury. What about this Leichtman1---does jury "of peers" mean jurors of the same race?

Just what the country needs after Mel Gibson's wheels come off for the second time in a couple of years.

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

Yeah Brigade I asked them to pull the plug on 37th again.

Note what sort of posts are *not* being deleted.

One thing is clear .. the "moderator" isn't very discerning ("smart"); [s]he operates from some really simply guidelines, like "delete posts containing naughty words," or something, and zouk's junk gets through them.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

One man's "incoherent junk" is another man's insightful commentary.

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No, burnout, everything you post is incoherent junk, and that isn't a matter of opinion at all.

Hurry up and OD, nobody reads what you scribble here anyway.

Stuff that matters: Sharron Angle said that a girl raped by her father should bear his baby, which she called making lemonade from lemons, because, you ready for this? Two wrongs don't make a right.

How about it, Republicans, do you sign on for this? I dare you.

I hope someone buries her alive.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Whatever it is, it's not good.

I wasn't really looking forward to Mel and Danny in Lethal Weapon 18 anyway. :)

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 8, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

"Jobless and undergoing chemotherapy, a Colorado leukemia patient learned that she no longer had health insurance because she underpaid the premium by a penny.

"The story of La Rosa Carrington, 52, was relayed by the Colorado Springs Gazette. What's even more remarkable is, this isn't the first time an insurance company or benefits administrator has dropped coverage over a lousy cent."

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I though this sort of thing was supposed to stop now.

Posted by: Brigade | July 8, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

It's the America Boehner grew up in.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 8, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Broadwayjoe wrote,
"BTW, towards the middle of the day, HuffPo finally picked up the Kos/Joe Scarborough story. Its article specfically talks about Kos's reference to Joe's past that motivated Joe to have MSNBC ban him."
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Don't know much about the Scarborough story, but I did read Leonard Pitts's Miami Herald column about Mel Gibson's alleged racist rant. What's going on? First Hannity keeps looping a video clip of some Black Panther squawking about killing crackers, and this morning I pick up the paper and find out that Mel Gibson and Danny Glover may not be making any more films together. So what's up with all this? Is the country falling apart? Back to the sixties? What's next, snipers and race riots?

Posted by: Brigade | July 8, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

The following had me laughing all day. It's from a review of a new book an ex-WashPo employee wrote about the newspaper.
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"[Dave] Kindred has a flair for painting his sources as characters. David Broder is a “slight, wizened Yoda” figure, Chris Cillizza is “Luke Skywalker,” and “the future of journalism,”...."

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=AECBD74C-18FE-70B2-A8E787E12E3BB9E3
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A fan of Fix AND Blow-der. When you look up "loser" in Webster's, do they have picture of this guy?

"Luke Skywalker, "Yoda," and the book's author clearly deserve each other. This guy really believes the "future of journalism" is in Fix articles like "Dan Coats, the anti-Obama" and "BHO has problems with Wal-Mart Moms" and his inexplicable shoutouts to Tim Pawlenty and Chip (Barack the Magic N-gro CD) Saltsman?

LOL.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 8, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

I was reading though one of the other threads before I left work today, and when I refreshed the site to see if any new stuff had been posted, I could have sworn one of Noacoler's posts went poof---something about munchkins and neckbeards addressed to the moderator. Is someone actually monitoring this site now or is Noacoler on some kind of watch list? Maybe Scrivener50 was right.

Posted by: Brigade | July 8, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

ALL,


1) Everyone who boycotted this blog is guilty of creating a hostile atmosphere on this blog.


2) The purpose of this blog is civil discussion - if you can not adhere to that simply rule, you should leave.


3) Everyone who engaged in the boycott will be banned. Your conduct has been disgraceful and shameful.


Thank you very much.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da3EyDoYJS0&feature=player_embedded

Anyone see this Harry Reid ad? I think it's a game changer.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 8, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

1. @Interns: Almost all the posts on this thread are unhinged junk from 37/Flowers, who was supposedly banned by the Fix. What's the deal? Why is he still posting?
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2. BTW, towards the middle of the day, HuffPo finally picked up the Kos/Joe Scarborough story. Its article specfically talks about Kos's reference to Joe's past that motivated Joe to have MSNBC ban him.
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3. Also Fix's recent characterization of Steele's criticism of the Afghanistan War as a "gaffe," was clearly Fix's personal opinion and not objective fact. A diverse group of pundits/politicians has come out in favor of Steele and his stance including Ann Coulter and Ron Paul. Most of the anti-Steele noise came from neo-cons who favor an endless war in that region. If Fix was hoping Steele would resign, this news will disappoint him: Mike says he's not going anywhere despite the haters.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 8, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

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Completely hopeless. This blog is dead, Jim.


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Posted by: drindl | July 8, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler


One man's "incoherent junk" is another man's insightful commentary.

When are you moving to Vietnam ? When the Vietnamese capture spies, they don't deport them to Moscow after a few days, they hang them upside down in pits - and make them listen to each other.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Obama is going to deport Anna Chapman

NOW - Obama should know better.


Add this to the long list of mistakes Obama has made.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

do we really need all this incoherent junk from 37th? Same thing over and over all day long?

I thought you guys were going to ban him?

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN ACTION - JUST A FINE SET OF OUTSTANDING CITIZENS.

In the category of "LET'S STATE THE OBVIOUS"
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Thank you very much.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Obama is going to let all the Russian spies go.

Most of them probably want to stay in this country.

Anna Chapman is asked the Judge if she can stay on the New York Nightclub Circuit.


She promised not to kiss and tell.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

The democrats in Chicago are unbelievable


The WIFE OF THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR IS HEARD ON TAPE talking about a potential deal for the Cubs - and talking about a editorial in the Chicago Tribune she didn't like:


Patti: "Tell them to hold up that f-ing Cubs s---. F--- them. F--- them. What kind of bulls--- is that."

Later in the tape, Patti is heard going on about the editorial board:

Patti: "Just fire them... what would William Randolph Hearst do? Say, 'Oh, I can't interfere with my editorial board?'... They're hurting (the paper's) business."


Greenlee: "They've lost all impartiality. They're awful, just awful."


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THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN ACTION - JUST A FINE SET OF OUTSTANDING CITIZENS.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

In the category of "LET'S STATE THE OBVIOUS"

Dan Balz of the Washington Post asks today why Independent voters are leaving Obama

The factors include dissatisfaction with the economy, a rebellion against the president's agenda and disappointment that Obama hasn't delivered on his campaign promises to change the culture of Washington.


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Really Dan - yea, all your readers have not been on the Planet Earth for the past year and a half.


Thanks for filling us in.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Where can we get the complete listing of all the shootings in Chicago for this year ???

VERY IMPORTANT JOB for crack crime reporter, preferably with a right wing lean to his politics.

Requirements: ability to stay awake 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, while relentlessly investigating police logs. Preferable that reporter have no family or friends.

The successful applicant will have the numbers 3 and 7 somewhere in his names. Drug testing will not be necessary for the RIGHT applicant.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

12Bar


The Great 37 in the Sky is watching you.

We know the Great 37 is in your thoughts.


The Great 37 is a Spirit now - and even watching over the internet, he can not figure out how many shootings there have been in Chicago this year.


Bullets will just go through the Great 37.


The Great 37 in the Sky says Obama will be impeached next year - on a long list of counts.

Patti Blagojevich will provide color commentary at the Impeachment Hearings.

That should be good.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

12Bar


Where can we get the complete listing of all the shootings in Chicago for this year ???

The papers just have articles for specific weekends or nights.

We need to get the totals, month by month would be good.

Last night it was 12 shootings, 2 dead.

It is a pretty serious situation there.

I think the National Guard should be on every corner on every block in the bad areas - and they should have guns ready to arrest everyone.

Every grandmother should be issued a gun - and allowed to shoot at will.


That will stop the gangs.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

The REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR IS HEARD ON TAPE talking IN SPANISH to his South American HONEY- and talking about a editorial in the Chicago Tribune he didn't like:

"What kind of toro-sh'it is that?"

What happened to English Only?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

On the Debian laptop I'm posting from I see ads showing a prostitute hawking iPads for $23 and some change.

At least Shane Evans is gone.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

12Bar


Just keep trying - I think if you keep on trying to work the same joke over and over - you will get it right one of these times. Just keep working it - something has to be funny, or even crack a smile.

I guess if you work the Obama angle a little more - I don't know.

37 is a Angel now -

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse


The democrats in Chicago are unbelievable


The WIFE OF THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR IS HEARD ON TAPE talking about a potential deal for the Cubs - and talking about a editorial in the Chicago Tribune she didn't like:


Patti: "Tell them to hold up that f-ing Cubs s---. F--- them. F--- them. What kind of bulls--- is that."

Later in the tape, Patti is heard going on about the editorial board:

Patti: "Just fire them... what would William Randolph Hearst do? Say, 'Oh, I can't interfere with my editorial board?'... They're hurting (the paper's) business."


Greenlee: "They've lost all impartiality. They're awful, just awful."


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THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN ACTION - JUST A FINE SET OF OUTSTANDING CITIZENS.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

The leftists are concerned with the Crazy 37th dominating this blog and the sight of 37th who mounts and mounts, and mounts and mounts.

But, WHO does he mount? And HOW does he do it while typing?

It's because we care.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

The democrats in Chicago are unbelievable


The WIFE OF THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR IS HEARD ON TAPE talking about a potential deal for the Cubs - and talking about a editorial in the Chicago Tribune she didn't like:

Patti: "Tell them to hold up that f-ing Cubs s---. F--- them. F--- them. What kind of bulls--- is that."

Later in the tape, Patti is heard going on about the editorial board:

Patti: "Just fire them... what would William Randolph Hearst do? Say, 'Oh, I can't interfere with my editorial board?'... They're hurting (the paper's) business."


Greenlee: "They've lost all impartiality. They're awful, just awful."

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THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN ACTION - JUST A FINE SET OF OUTSTANDING CITIZENS.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

WHAT has Obama done about this ? Obama has been ignoring the problems of 37th the ENTIRE TIME HE HAS BEEN IN POLITICS.

37th is just a spirit now. He's not even alive.

Come on, President Obama, just push him over.

Signed,
Democratic Voters forever


Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Are the crazy leftists creating a hostile atmosphere on this blog ?

Meanwhile, 12 more people were shot in Chicago last night, with 2 dead.


The crazy leftists are more concerned with dominating this blog than with innercity shootings which mount and mount, and mount and mount.

I fear for the complete statistics on shootings in Chicago - up to know we just have reports every once in a while when the amounts are high - I wonder what the totals for the year are.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

In Chicago last night, there were 12 people shot, with 2 dead. That is in addition to what happened last weekend.


Hundred of people get shot in Chicago every year - it is practically a free-fire zone.


WHAT has Obama done about this ? Obama has been ignoring the problems of his own inner city the ENTIRE TIME HE HAS BEEN IN POLITICS.


Meanwhile, Obama spends his time getting the Justice Department to sue Arizona


and getting the Justice Department to DROP CHARGES AGAINST THE BLACK PANTHERS.


Some set of priorities.


Obama's job performance has been absolutely horrible.


And the FIX BOYCOTTERS just whine that they can not dominate the blog - those crazy leftists.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Wondering what 37th thinks he's accomplishing doing the same post every few minutes. Probably he's too deteriorated to think about it at all.

Hurry up and OD, 37th, it can't be long now.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

12Bar


The Great 37 is already in the Sky - he is a spirit now.

Bullets will just go through him.


Don't you realize that ? It is nice to know the Great 37 is still in your thoughts though.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

If a special election is held in November, Capito will not likely run. Why should she? Manchin is very popular and handled the mining disaster last year very well. She could keep her relatively safe House seat now and run for Governor in 2 years , following in the footsteps of her father, the crooked governor--well one of them-- from the 60's and 70's--Arch A. Moore, Jr. He put his name on virtually EVERYTHING in the state and since he was short of stature, we referred to him as Arch A Moore-- Junior Governor.

Posted by: jmsbh | July 8, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

If I was in Obama's position, I would have 37th on every corner in the bad areas of Chicago - to make sure there were NO SHOOTINGS that go to waste.

But do I care?

Bwahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Last night in Chicago 12 people were shot, with 2 dead


Do any of the crazy leftists on this blog care ???


Does anyone care ???


If I was in Obama's position, I would have National Guard troops on every corner in the bad areas of Chicago - to make sure there were NO SHOOTINGS.


But I care.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I thought Manchin would privately want the election held in 2012, not 2010. Why would he forfeit his governor's seat, the DGA chairmanship & run for a tough win in a senate seat? Especially when he's term limited in 2 years and can run for the seat then? It just makes no sense, unless he just wants to be a senator instead of governor. Capito vs. Manchin will be a heck of a race! Good day for political junkies. Please note: Robert Byrd will be missed.

Posted by: reason5 | July 8, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

If I was in Obama's position, I would have 37th on every corner in the bad areas of Chicago - to make sure there were NO SHOOTINGS that go to waste.

But I care.

Bwahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

drinl


You lead the league -


so what are you complaining about ? Someone has about half as many as you do ?

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I think flowerboy has achieved his goal of 500 posts in a row today.

Posted by: drindl | July 8, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Last night in Chicago 12 people were shot, with 2 dead


Do any of the crazy leftists on this blog care ???


Does anyone care ???

If I was in Obama's position, I would have National Guard troops on every corner in the bad areas of Chicago - to make sure there were NO SHOOTINGS.


But I care.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

There is a theme here: Obama refused to fix the Minerals Management Service - and now Obama is refusing to fix Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Unbelievable.


Obama is UNPRECEDENTED IN HIS INCOMPETENCE.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

"W.Va. AG: election to fill Byrd's seat can be held in 2010"


Well I'll be doggone. After the first couple days of this story I was starting to think common sense plumb lit out from West Virginny.

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Posted by: bsimon1 | July 8, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Let's get back to what is important


1) The FACT that Obama never cleanup up the Minerals Management Service - like he said he was going to do -


The safety inspections on the oil rigs were never done right - that makes the OIL SPILL OBAMA'S FAULT.


2) We know Obama LIED to the nation in December 2008 - in his report on the Blago situation.


The nation deserves AN ANSWER TO WHAT DID OBAMA OFFER BLAGO THROUGH THE UNION OFFICIAL TOM BALANOFF ???


3) Apparently OBAMA THINKS IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO SECRETY PUT JOB QUOTAS INTO THE FINANCIAL REGULATION BILL


Rather than deal with the real problem: Fannie Mac and Freddie Mac


Obama IS STILL REFUSING to fix Fannie Mac and Freddie Mac.

Obama has been making every major issue which matters to Americans - worse, not better.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

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