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September 25, 2010

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PD

Boehner’s Top Aide Is Little Known

I don't know who wrote my mail client, but I'm glad it works well.

I don't know who designed my car, but it gets the job done.

I know quite a bit more than I want to about Obama, the Vacationer-in-Chief, and he neither works nor works well.

"Being known" is unimportant.

Further proof: The NYT is well known.

MayBee

He tried to enter his colonoscopy into the Congressional record, for heaven's sake. He was foolish.

RichatUF

Obama himself was little known and the NYT has made sure to keep it that way. We learned more about Bristol Palin and "Joe the Plumber" during the election.

cathyf

Brilliant, as usual, Clarice. My only quibble would be with the last line -- it's Sicilians who say that revenge is a dish best served cold. And Italians have another saying that seems apropos for the Beavis-and-Butthead Democrats (is that "butthead democrats" for short?) -- "Don't spit up in the air; it will land in your face.

PD

Sure, all of that stuff was dumb on Colbert's part. I still think that all the blame goes on the Democrats for inviting an oaf to the hearing. The oaf may have turned out to be more oafish than expected, but this reflects entirely on their judgment, and for them to try to lay blame on him for being an oaf doesn't wash in my book.

If you invite an unhousebroken dog into the house, you really can't complain when he craps on the carpet.

Rob Crawford

I've also liked their reporting on "shadowy outside groups" that seems to be a theme they are hoping to roll out soon.

Wasn't there a recent Obama line about "groups with innocent-sounding names" or something?

I wish someone had shot back "like Organizing for America and People for the American Way!"

Janet ...feral trash & proud of it!

Here is a link to Macsmind on the Schaffer book, Operation Dark Heart.
Nothing big in his post, but he links to his archives & he was one that followed Able Danger closely. Might keep an eye on it in the future...

Ranger

Clarice, an excellent read as usual. I have to say this one is a keeper:

reach-out-to-morons campaign

matt

I thought it was Spaniards who said that, cathy. Or was it "never get involved in a land war in Asia"?

hit and run

Rob:
Wasn't there a recent Obama line about "groups with innocent-sounding names" or something?

Yes.

Right now all around this country there are groups with harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity, who are running millions of dollars of ads against Democratic candidates all across the country. And they don't have to say who exactly the Americans for Prosperity are. You don't know if it’s a foreign-controlled corporation. You don't know if it’s a big oil company, or a big bank. You don't know if it’s a insurance company that wants to see some of the provisions in health reform repealed because it’s good for their bottom line, even if it’s not good for the American people.

Captain Hate

PD, I hope you didn't think I was endorsing Hoyer's CYA activity for that ignorant Zoe Lofgren. Obviously he, unlike the harridan who is Speaker, knows it was a disaster and is trying to deflect blame from where it belongs.

The funny (as in not ha-ha) thing is that I still didn't hear anything about Coates testimony on FNS, although I missed the beginning.

hit and run

And speaking of innocent sounding names ... here's a flashback to http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120467901019711993.html?mod=rss_opinion_main”>March of 2008:

For all its indignation, the Obama campaign doesn't mind playing it both ways when convenient. One example is the Senator's own easy relationship with spending on his behalf by organized labor. According to the Federal Election Commission, the Service Employees International Union was spending some $1.4 million to support his candidacy in Ohio and Texas, including direct mail, phone-banking and union outlays to pay for "volunteers." Meanwhile, the Fund For America, another so-called 527 group funded by George Soros and the SEIU, is funneling $400,000 to groups buying ads to attack John McCain.

Who would be against a Fund for America? It's like George Costanza's The Human Fund.

hit and run

PD:
If you invite an unhousebroken dog into the house, you really can't complain when he craps on the carpet.

Agree completely.

The Dems were probably still drunk on Colbert's Correspondents Dinner speech going after Bush.

Which,maybe they now realize,was shtick as well. Speaking Truthiness to Power really is about truthiness,afterall,not truth.

Or maybe you can't teach an old unhousebroken dog new tricks,I guess.

Janet ...feral trash & proud of it!

So Obama is not sure if the group, Americans for Prosperity is a big oil company or a big bank or an insurance company??? No wonder all the ideas coming out of this administration are so screwy.

tea anyone

OT: although there was talk of "shadowy outside groups"

My spouse has recently become a card carrying member of the local Tea party. Yesterday they rolled out a get out the vote campaign.
As a supportive spouse I helped him go door to door in our own neighborhood to pass out info and to encourage people to learn about and to vote for the listed candidates.

We live in a State University town, as such it is quite liberal (the president of the university lives in our development). I had some trepidation going out there. We are actually registered republicans and we feel conspicuous already, let alone being identified as those Tea party people. In any case he convinced me we should do it.

We canvassed 120 households yesterday and the results were as follows.....

..about 1/2 were not home so we left literature on the door.

..3 gave very negative responses -- called us racists -- would not shake hand -- said I LOVE Obama.

..Several thanked us and were very positive and interested.

..The rest took the literature and were polite and I feel they could go one of two ways --- either read and think about the info or throw it immediately into the garbage can.

In all I was somewhat pleased with the responses we received and now I look forward to passing our more literature in the coming weeks before the elections.

MayBee

I'm happy to blame both house Dems and Colbert.

Clarice

Thanks, Rich.

I agree with what DoT said earlier..How many times can you get away with that carp? Those who gullibly believed Hastert might be a pedophile protector learned their lesson--they have succeeded in getting a NAMBLA supporting school czar.

hit and run

Well. The San Francisco Chronicle http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/26/EDCL1F4PRK.DTL>won't make an endorsement in Boxer v Fiorina.


The incumbent, Democrat Barbara Boxer, has failed to distinguish herself during her 18 years in office. There is no reason to believe that another six-year term would bring anything but more of the same uninspired representation. The challenger, Republican Carly Fiorina, has campaigned with a vigor and directness that suggests she could be effective in Washington - but for an agenda that would undermine this nation's need to move forward on addressing serious issues such as climate change, health care and immigration.


It is extremely rare that this editorial page would offer no recommendation on any race, particularly one of this importance. This is one necessary exception.

I suggest that as a result,all San Franciscans sit out the election.

PD

PD, I hope you didn't think I was endorsing Hoyer's CYA activity for that ignorant Zoe Lofgren.

PD hearts CH; I was criticizing Hoyer, not you. :-)

daddy the "Extremist"

I don't care much for foliage in Manhattan, but I loved ">http://www.amazon.com/Tree-Grows-Brooklyn-P-S/dp/0060736267"> A Tree Grows in Brooklyn:)

Porchlight

tea anyone,

Thanks for the report and for the great work. What would you say was the overall proportion of very positive to very negative responses? And may I also ask (feel free to not answer) if your state university town is in a red state or a blue state?

Chubby

Daddy I watched "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" not long ago on youtube and loved it. It made me really yearn for the simpler values of "the good old days"

Part 1 LUN

Porchlight

Just noticed that TM changed the tag line up above...

Coseph Jonrad

Hmmm, MayBee; editor's reviews copies of 'Dark Heart' are out. This should be easy. I know someone who might have one, but I'll bet the price and value of them have just risen significantly.
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From here, there, and everywhere.

I can lights go on porches all over America.
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Is it two if by land or by sea?

'can see lights'.
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For my next trick.

Just one minute and I'll turn shit into shinola.
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hrtshpdbox

"As far as I'm aware, the minus 6.5 is a record for the RCP Average."

It sure is (chart linked under name); RCP now shows a 6.7% gap between disapproval and approval rates, taking out the previous high of 6.2% back on August 17th. It has to make a miraculous October comeback that much more difficult for the Dema, I'd imagine, what with their leader suffering his all-time worst approval ratings.

Captain Hate

an agenda that would undermine this nation's need to move forward on addressing serious issues such as climate change, health care and immigrati.

While I appreciate them calling Ma'm Boxer's representation "uninspired", exactly what would the dimwits at the Chron prefer be done on climate change that would, oh I don't know, actually do something about a problem that has yet to be demonstrated?

Clarice

Thaks cathy and ranger--I didn't see your posts earlier.

Cathy I love this"Don't spit up in the air; it will land in your face." I promise to use it as soon as I can.

bgates

didn't I read that Colbert's testimony deviated sharply from the written statement he had submitted

Why submit anything in writing to this functionally illiterate Congress? They take pride in their refusal to read anything.

hit and run

bgates:
Why submit anything in writing to this functionally illiterate Congress? They take pride in their refusal to read anything.

Sure. It's like the sales rep we had at the company I worked for a couple employers ago.

He quickly figured out that no one was reading his call reports -- so he salted them with all manner of profanity -- on the proposition that no one would ever pick up on it.

He was right.

matt

perhaps Congress should have offer Mr. Colbert a copy of his testimony up his colon.

centralcal

A lazy Sunday, just reading around the internet, and you all maybe have already discussed this, but . . . Per the NYPost:

Imadinnerjacket wore the same suit and shirt to every event the whole 6 days. (and there were complaints by hotel guests of the horrible food odors, since he ate in every day - some of that odor may have not been food related, just sayin'.)

He had a special meeting with Calypso Louie and NBPP in a ballroom. (I love when the insane gather together. You wonder what they talk about. They should have invited sylvia. snort!)

daddy the "Extremist"

Haven't got to Kim's AGW Dellingpole link yet, but carp, it's snowing this instant in Anchorage. Brrrrrrrr.

Nothing is sticking yet on the ground here near sea level, but the hills surrounding us, currently overcast, are probably going to have a good dusting by evening a couple thousand feet up.

Carp, carp, carp carp carp---I'm not ready yet:(

Barbara

Daddy,

It's 99 degrees here in Glendale, CA with 9% humidity. Send a little of that snow our way :-)

Cecil Turner

. . . this nation's need to move forward on addressing serious issues such as climate change, health care and immigration.

Yep, that's the ticket. Except for those dumb voters who don't prioritize it quite that way. According to USA/Gallup, it's:

"The economy"; "Jobs"; "Federal spending"; "Corruption in government"; "Health care"; "Terrorism"; "Immigration"; "The situation in Afghanistan"; "The environment."
Per CNN/ Opinion Research Corporation it's (issue/%):
The economy 47
The federal budget deficit 13
Illegal immigration 9
Health care 8
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 8
Education 6
Terrorism 4
Energy and environmental policies 3
I seem to recall a famous Dem who said something like "it's the economy, stupid" . . . but that's before they got even stupider.

daddy the "Extremist"

"He tried to enter his colonoscopy into the Congressional record, "

I thought Katie Couric had already done that.

daddy the "Extremist"

"Wasn't there a recent Obama line about "groups with innocent-sounding names" or something?"

Dennis Miller on Friday's show quoted Milton Friedman saying something like: "take the alphabet, pick at random any 3 letters, arrange them in any order you want, and you will find that it already exists as a Government Agency that deserves to be eliminated."

hit and run

Last Sunday we took the family to the pool. I had mistaken what time the Cowboys played,thinking it was the late game. Good thing. They played the early game and it was an ugly loss. I didn't realize my mistake until two of the Giant fans in the neighborhood waddled into the pool area flamboyantly pronouncing on how bad the Cowboys looked.

Hah hah,they had their fun.

Of course,later that night the Colts took apart the Giants to the tune of a 38-14 loss.

Hah hah,I had my fun at their expense this week.

And this week?

Hah hah,much more fun to be had. Cowboys beat the 2-0 Texans 27-13 . . . and the Giants got throttled by the Titans (former Houston team,of course) 29-10.

Both teams are now 1-2.

But one of the teams has now lost two fairly humiliating games in a row.

Hah hah.

daddy the "Extremist"

Clarice,

Very excellent Clarice's Piece today.

Really loved: "There's only one possible tranche to hang on to: the Beavis and Butthead morons." I think you are on the money on that.

I clicked on ">http://althouse.blogspot.com/2010/09/things-that-youd-better-not-have-on-you.html"> Ann Althouse today (linked via Instapundit) and it's a story about Obama arriving Tuesday to give a speech to the Beavis and Butthead crowd at The University of Wisconsin, Madison. That's the Colbert crowd in a nutshell. But the funny thing about it is the list of precautions and requirements demanded of the students who arrive to listen to him:

" No Laptop computers, sharp objects, metal or plastic drink bottles, backpacks and bags or purses larger than a standard sheet of paper, posters, and any food or drink."

In essence our Disciple in Chief of college protester Bill Ayer's is saying no free speech by an audience of college kids, and he's as afraid of them as he is of the supposed dangerous and angry bitter clingers of the Right Wing that he's been straw-manning for the last many years. And this is in Madison Wisconsin. That's like demanding urinalysis tests of the student body at Berkeley before a Grateful Dead concert. Obama is treating them like the Elementary school kids who had to sit in classrooms across the nation last week to hear his second televised speech to gradeschoolers.

If Obama was half as wonderful as he obviously thinks he is he would be expecting Madison students to treat him with the honest exuberant adoration that the troops treated President Bush with. I at least could understand when he made the Cadets at West Point stand in the sun for 6 hours and refused to let them wear their swords. That's because he hates them. But stinky, smelly college kids at Madison?

He ought to be welcoming their signs and texting and granola bars gleefully, like the Second Coming, but instead they aren't even going to be allowed to bring along their bottled waters and their Starbuck Ice Latte's to cheer him on. Geez. Any hippie worth his roach clips and Peace signs ought'a be livid at Dear Leader's squelching of freedom.

Why it's almost getting down to the point where the only people in America who haven't rejected Obama are the people who are in America illegally.

RichatUF

Clarice-

The Dems can't focus on health care, jobs, taxes, or really anything they've done, so hoping to exploit cultural issues is all they've got left, which got me thinking about how the Dems are misreading the election season (this is a general sense and I'm not sure how useful or how true it is).

The Dems have a coalition of supporters of mostly cultural, boutique issues. Finding those issues and energizing those single issue voters is expensive. Finding the single issue voters of their opponents and work to supress the opponents turn out is also expensive. They had some success in 2006 and 2008, but those sorts of campaigns only work in an environment of 5% unemployment. FWIW, brainstorming mostly.

Jack is Back!

I thought I had a good idea to bring the laptop into the living room and watch the Skins play the Rams and do a little surfing. Wrong!

The Deadskins are not dead at all - the live amongst us like zombies at midnight. Totally inept. Settle for a FG but it will probably be blocked or missed the way things are going.

Clarice

Thanks, daddy.

Rich, his coalition is really made up of tranches with often conflicting interests (say teachers union vs taxpayers with children) and he held them together thru the campaign only because of the media fanned mass hysteria ("We are the ones we've been waiting for", i.e.)which allowed him to bury his true background and aims and let him avoid having to do more than respond to half-baked, vetted questions with puerile flim flam.

RichatUF

daddy-

Plenty of things to get outraged about. I'm thinking most of that is Secret Service requirements and would be standard practice.

Neo

FLOTUS watch ... Ouch !! LUN

Jack is Back!

RichUF,

Just saw your post. You're right but the only place they can pursue that strategy is University towns, the Northeast corridor and Left Coast. Between the coasts and outside the faculty lounges it is a loser. And now Crist is criticizing Lemeuix who he appointed to the Senate (he is Charlie's ex-chief of staff and campaign manager) since he is "too partisan" by voting against the DREAM act. See where Charlie is going - the faculty vote. He may not even finish 3rd if there are write in votes for Commander Salamander or Lyndon Larouche.

See what can happen when you are positive - Skins score@!

glasater

Earlier this AM I ordered Operation Dark Heart from Amazon and the price was fourteen dollars something.

Now this part is a little interesting: a used copy was thirtyfive dollars.

Dunno...I may be getting an envelope/box of ashes.

Donald

I read that SF Chronicle editorial and laughed and laughed and laughed.

Climate change. Indeed.

RichatUF

Clarice-

Having Lehman fail 6 weeks before the election was good timing. And it does appear that Evan Thomas wasn't far off the mark that msm coverage can be worth 15 points.

Jack is Back!

glasater,

Or a subpoena:)

I'll bet they don't have any new ones and the used ones out there will go to $350 tomorrow and be bought by a guy from Langley named Mr. Sid.

matt

Maybe with the way she dresses we should call HOBOTUS.

Clarice

It will be interesting to see if Evan's right today. His pimping damned near destroyed his mag. It cost him his job after the publication was sold for $1. At some point even stupids start to catch on that people ain't buying what they're selling.

glasater

Or a subpoena:)

Ya think JIB?

I've already gotten an amazon email conformation notice but thought maybe those folks hadn't gotten the message:-)

RichatUF

JiB-

Worked to flip Colorado and North Carolina (and Florida to a degree). What I'm trying to say needs lots of work and I'm thinking that it was already done. IIRC there was a book from Clinton's pollster about micro-issues and cultural-campaigning. And as for it only working in college towns and faculty lounges, Rick has pointed out that 08 was the high water mark for the youth demographic, but that demographic was key in Obama's strategy. I saw it with my own eyes, Obama's campaign was organizing college campuses in late 05.

daddy the "Extremist"

Hey,

The ADN just instituted some new commenting procedures. They say it's to improve and help etc, but for computer illiterate guys like me that don't have facebook or twitter accounts, I find I am now disallowed from posting comments, even though it says I am successfully logged into the system. I can still "recommend" but that's about it.

Perhaps tho' its a good thing, as this WaPo story by Dana Milbank published in the ADN: ">http://www.adn.com/2010/09/24/1469849/commentary-gop-cannibals-feast.html"> Republican cannibals feast on Murcowskee" only has 8 comments, but 39 recommends, and normally such idiocy would have 50 pro Lisa comments before breakfast. So maybe they screwed the Ellie Lights as well with this re-tinkering.

Whatever. Anything that diminishes the ability of the left to utilize the ADN to foist their agenda is an improvement. Keep up the bad work Editor.

PD

Wow, that argyle end zone in Denver is ugly.

PD

Carp, carp, carp carp carp---I'm not ready yet

Dude. You live in Alaska. Man up! :-)

Janet ...feral trash & proud of it!

Maybe with the way she dresses we should call HOBOTUS.

LOL! Matt

and Glasater, we'll all be interested in the details. We've got your back if they come with a subpoena for ya.

Jack is Back!

Just saw this item at the Corner under Jonah's byline. LUN

I just hope he has the intelligence to ask first for their birth certificates because I can see this shaping up to be a very busy meet and greet for the honorable Ambassador.

PD

And this is in Madison Wisconsin. That's like demanding urinalysis tests of the student body at Berkeley before a Grateful Dead concert. Obama is treating them like the Elementary school kids who had to sit in classrooms across the nation last week to hear his second televised speech to gradeschoolers.

Maybe he remembers the last time he came to town (to speak at Wright Elementary School) and was greeted by protesters. Too much for his thin skin.

PD

Just went to Amazon to look up Operation Dark Heart. Only had to type two letters before it came up as one of the suggested search terms.

I notice it's sold as a Kindle download, has the DoD bought up all the electronic rights as well?

Thomas Collins

Anyone watching the Eagles/Jags game? It looks as if Mike Vick is trying to be a pocket QB, but his protection isn't that great today.

PD

JiB, how will the aliens know that they should contact this individual when they arrive? Does our planet come with instructions: "Please contact our UN-appointed guy-in-charge"?

Thomas Collins

Nice pocket presence shown by Mike Vick, as he throws a TD pass.

OK, back to politics. This week, I've learned from the Dems and their media flunkies:

-Boehner's top aide is a male and single.

-A Dem House Committee honcho thinks Colbert is a great witness. The Speaker of the House agrees.

-John Kerry lectures me that I'm not paying enough attention to public affairs.

-Dems think going negative early is the way to go.

-Dems think adjourning Congress before passing legislation to keep marginal tax rates from increasing is good election strategy.

-Dems are going to feature masters of juvenile snark at a demonstration meant to combat Beck's renewal rally.

Thinking about Clarice's column today and daddy's comment on it above, and in light of Dem activities this week, I think it is fair to conclude that the Dems are now the party of Beavis and Butthead. I suspect that even B&B fans don't want to vote for a political party with a B&B center of gravity.

PD

Speaking of Congressional priorities:

From Russ Feingold's reelection site, a survey inviting us to tell him what's important to us:

Which of these issues matters most to you? (check up to 5)

[ ] Campaign Finance Reform
[ ] Consumer Protections
[ ] Education
[ ] Energy
[ ] Environment
[ ] Foreign Policy
[ ] Government Reform
[ ] Health Care
[ ] Jobs and the Economy
[ ] Rights and Freedoms

Note which one he lists first. Yeah, he's been real successful at that.

The first question asks, "What do you think our #1 priority in Congress should be?" Ever the curmudgeon, I filled in "Unemploying Russ Feingold."

Neo

Tea Party is not a useful scapegoat
The bright side of the Tea party is it's ability to be amorphous. Without a real head, it's hard to isolate and attack it.

Jack is Back!

Redskins lead. This is a bad feeling.

For you who travel on airlines, does the Southwest bag commercials resonate? They do for us. To save some drive time we fly out of JAX instead of Orlando to NY and it costs us sometimes up to $90 extra for bags on JetBlue. I don't care you get Direct-Tv on JetBlue but this is a big rip off for travelers. Of course I could ask daddy to come by and pick us up but who wants to fly with a bear:)

PD

Dems think adjourning Congress before passing legislation to keep marginal tax rates from increasing is good election strategy.

Passing a budget seems to be high on their not-to-do list this year as well.

Extraneus

-John Kerry lectures me that I'm not paying enough attention to public affairs.

And that you're naively susceptible to simplistic slogans such as "We are the ones that we've been waiting for."

Clarice

It's hard to imagine a more arrogant, traitorous,stupid, jackass than Kerry, isn't it?

daddy the "Extremist"

What you guys were saying on the first page:

Just drove home and listened to ABC radio news on the Hour.

It said Democrats were now walking with much more of a spring in their step because a new poll just came out which said that the trend has reversed and now more people have told pollsters that they would rather have a Democrat personally representing them in Congress than a Republican. I believe that to be an agenda driven Poll manufactured lie, but that's what they are spouting on ABC news.

Thomas Collins

Another crisp TD pass by Mike Vick from the pocket.

Looks as if Vick has figured out that he has to change and become a real QB (footnote for Jimmy Johnson on the real QB comment). The Dems might want to consider whether they might want to become real public servants.

Jack is Back!

Clarice,

When I worked in DC I had to do those ubiquitous little fundraisers they seem to have every night. And we were bi-partrisan in our giving, so I had to go to one for some senator I can't remember at La Colline - private room. In walks John Kerry and all he could do when he recognized my affiliation is remind me how big a project we had in his constituency (Mass) and how much he expected us to honor his presence in government by getting out the checkbook and writing something with lots of zeros. Of course this was while John Heinz was still alive, so maybe he was more broke than he is now but he was then and is now a real jerk and asshole.

glasater

PD--

Not only is it a download on Kindle--it's paired in the hard cover edition with "Obama's Wars". heh...

Jack is Back!

daddy,

The dirty little secret of polling and campaigning is that you don't want that kind of news - it freezes the base. Me? Okay, I don't have to make that effort to go vote. That's always a bore to wait in line while its raining and cold, so I'll pass this time since Cindy and Joe are always going to give up their daily Today Show in order to vote. Nope. Me? I'm going to stay home and watch The Weather Channel with Cindy.

Ranger

but that's what they are spouting on ABC news.

Posted by: daddy the "Extremist" | September 26, 2010 at 06:23 PM

ABC radio news is the worst. They essentially just read DNC talking points as news items.

Porchlight

Wow, that argyle end zone in Denver is ugly.

I was just thinking how much I liked it!

Porchlight

My understanding is that the Operation Dark Heart book has been reworked into a new edition that was approved by the Pentagon. That is probably what's being sold as a Kindle download.

It's the first print run of the first edition that they're buying up to destroy. Thing is, they apparently haven't gotten ahold of the review copies that got sent out, so I wonder if the sensitive material will end up being leaked anyway.

daddy the "Extremist"

It's hard to imagine a more arrogant, traitorous,stupid, jackass than Kerry, isn't it?

Yes.

daddy the "Extremist"

PD,

Concerning your Russ Feingold comments above.

While reading Ann Althouse via the earlier Insty link, I scrolled on down a few of her posts and yesterday she posted this:
">http://althouse.blogspot.com/2010/09/russ-feingold-distances-himself-from.html"> Russ Feingold Distances Himself From The Democrats

It's about her feelings of a sappy new Feingold Ad, and how that Ad makes her almost overlook all the horrible crap he's done to us and makes her feel good about him all over again. Her commenters are giving her max crap about it:

"Congrats Ann, you've proved again that you're an unreconstructed leftist."

"Thanks for demonstrating why the nineteenth amendment was such a bad idea."

"Yeah, if you want Ann Althouse to vote for you, just nudge at her emotional string. Look at how she voted for Obama and now Russ Feingold is tugging at her emotional string."


"Ann, Ann, Ann...This is how you ended up voting for The Zero."

"You're a law professor, ferchrissak. You're supposed to be smart, a brain on legs that can't be swayed by clever technique."

Much much more of that over there. I like reading her, but am glad to see her loyal readers banging her over the head for such touchy-feely stupidity.

glasater

Yes Porchlight-

I'm thinking they're sending me the second printing. Should have sprung for the used copy for thirtyfive...

PD

I was just thinking how much I liked it!

Maybe my colorblindness causes me to misperceive its beauteous qualities?

glasater

I truly believe the Tea Party as a whole will keep their troops stirred up.
Our local "chapter" has an event a week and we have a solid conservative as a representative--Cathy McMorris--who did not vote for TARP.

daddy the "Extremist"

Hit,

Have you got a boy amongst that pod of Hittites of yours?

If so, can I borrow him?

Just got in from snow tire changing duty, and my bunch are hoarding the TV remote control and watching some hideous reality TV program about amateur Fashion Designer's, "Project Runway".

They were all just trying to make Jackie Kennedy outfits for the modern age. Oh fer the luv uv Gawd---and the Skin's are on the other channel. Ughh. I can't stand it, I just can't stand it. Snow or not, me and Pup dog are outta' here.

Tom Collllllllinnnnnns!!!

Army of Davids

The president wants suggestions from Tea Party folks on restoring fiscal balance.

How about we repeal your healthcare bill....Mr. President.

Oh and how bout a Senate hearing for Donald Berwick while your at it? All these Harvard professors getting appointed w/out Senate confirmation.

daddy the "Extremist"

Oh geez,

now the guest judge or guest commenter or something has just been introduced and his claim to fame is he is the fashion designer for Michelle Obama---I think his name is Islamic. Or maybe Hindu.

If only I can keep my gals away from that Ann Althouse Russ Feingold Ad until after the Election.

I swear I'm not making this up.

Porchlight

PD,

Could be. I think it looks retro-50's sharp. But, I am partial to that design era.

Not sure how "football" it looks though - that did cross my mind. I'd be curious what the Denver fans think.

PD

While reading Ann Althouse via the earlier Insty link, I scrolled on down a few of her posts and yesterday she posted this:
Russ Feingold Distances Himself From The Democrats

I don't know where she's been, that ad has been out for weeks. He's trying to trade on his supposed "outsider" credentials, and it's probably a direct response to Ron Johnson's campaign of hitting him as just another Washington insider. I think that's a very smart thing on Johnson's part. Feingold, like McCain, likes to portray himself as independent. And he has voted against some of the spending bills. But when it comes down to it, he's voted with Obama pretty much down the line.

I used to think Feingold had some principles, though I disagreed with him most of the time. But when GWB came into office, I noticed that his rhetoric gradually became more shrill and reflexive. And now that Obama's in office, things he criticized Bush about are apparently just fine when Obama does them. For example, he's very much muted on the international wiretapping. (Which he consistently and duplicitously termed "domestic surveillance" in the Bush years.) So the "principle" that Feingold stands for is apparently "whatever Democrats do" and now I consider him a useless lying sack.

hit and run

daddy:
Have you got a boy amongst that pod of Hittites of yours?

When I refer to hit and run jr,that actually means a boy,so yes.

If so, can I borrow him?

No,just get a dog.

Snow or not, me and Pup dog are outta' here

I see you're already set.

Jack is Back!

How do Denver fans think?

When do we get Tebow?

hit and run

daddy:
and his claim to fame is he is the fashion designer for Michelle Obama

He has done amazing work. Really. If I had set out to do any worse by Michelle -- I'm not sure I could have surpassed his efforts.

Porchlight

OT,

Anyone ever purchase Penzeys spices? They are based in WI and have several retail stores plus a healthy mail order business. Their spices and blends are wonderful.

Well, I've been shopping with them since about 1997 or so. And I've noticed they have quite the liberal bent to their copy - they especially expressed it in their short-lived cooking magazine, One, to which I was a charter subscriber.

This month I got the catalog and they have a new spice blend, Arizona Dreaming. It's obviously a strike against those nasty Arizona Republicans and their SB 1070. From the editorial page:

From the overwhelmingly positive response we have received to Arizona Dreaming, I am heartened that clearly I am not alone in rejecting the stories of anger and fear that are grabbing the headlines...

Etc. So these are peace and love, one world through cooking folks, I get it. But they're essentially calling anyone who supports SB 1070 racist. And since they're calling me racist, why would they want my racist money?

I really want to write them and tell them to take my name off their mailing list, but I can't decide how to word it. Maybe I need to wait a week or so until I'm not so angry.

daddy the "Extremist"

Hit,

Your last 2 have got me laughing so hard it's me about to pee on the carpet now, not Pup Dog:) Fine, fine Job.

Cayyy roooooo.

Woof.

Porchlight

Ann Althouse and Megan McArdle are in the same category - people who make sensible, witty arguments against Obama or Dem policy or what have you, and then invariably go and vote for those same things they're arguing against.

Therefore I can give them no credit for their analysis, since they don't have the strength of mind or of character to draw the appropriate conclusions from it.

PD

Maybe I need to wait a week or so until I'm not so angry.

Just tell 'em that they obviously don't want your money (and why), so you're happy to oblige them.

Extraneus

John Kerry a real jerk and asshole? With a chin like his? Are you *kidding* me?

JM Hanes

Thomas Collins:

I'm not sure why I spent so much time on a column over at Politics Daily, but I posted what I'd have to call a TC-induced response to Matt Lewis':

"5 Things Conservatives Should Be Wary of in the Tea Party"

over at Quasiblog in Advice & Dissent. I was going to say it just seemed like the last straw in a world of self-appointed carriers of the real conservative torch..... except that ML wrote me back, and thanked me for sharing. Anybody who even reads his email and replies gets serious props from me.

In any case, I'm back to thinking that collecting ironies would be a lot less labor intensive, and a lot more fun:

Obama rips GOP's 'worn-out philosophy'

JMH rips Obama's worn-out speeches.

anduril

It's hard to imagine a more arrogant, traitorous,stupid, jackass than Kerry, isn't it?

Barny Frank.

Porchlight

I don't think of Matt Lewis as particularly conservative, JMH. I view him as a moderate Mobyishly trying to drive a wedge between conservatives and moderates in the GOP.

But it is cool that he wrote you back.

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