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October 15, 2010

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bgates

The man who's oh-so-reluctant ever to admit that he might have inherited any problem from his predecessor.

You have to admit, he'd have an easier job if Bush hadn't screwed up the partition of India so badly.

jorod

It's always the same...creditors vs. debtors...It's been that way for over 200 hundred years.

Pops

I was just thinking, since the Congress has spent the SociaL sECURITY TRUST FUND AND PROVIDED IT IOUs, doesn't that mean that Social security taxes have essentially, actually been income taxes.

jorod

And the politicians try to ride the fence and make hay from both ends.

Sue

The only time you here about the jobs goving overseas is during an election year.

Josh Hamilton just hit a home run. 3 to zip Rangers. Bottom of 1st. I promise not to do a play by play all night, but this is a first for me.

Go Rangers Go!

Danube of Thought


"It's always the same...creditors vs. debtors...It's been that way for over 200 hundred years."

A hell of a lot longer than that.

Ignatz

Hey, I don't care about people who are upside down on their mortgage. If they were responsible citizens they would keep paying their mortgage even after they've been tossed out of the house.

The Theocratic Tea-Party is the party of
responsibility and integrity.

PD

And McDonnell if you watch the whole debate held her own and pretty much won on issues but lost on the typical gotchas from the biggest loser ever on Jeopardy.

Heh. I also started reading "Hostile Intent" today (Michael Walsh) and had to chuckle as I read this "fictional but accurate" passage:

At that moment, her cell phone rang. It was Jack. "Hope, what the heck's happening?" His tone was anxious, urgent.

"I don't know Jack. I'm at the school now. The place is crawling with cops. Where are you?" She could hear crowd noises in the background, and the sound of Wolf Blitzer's voice yipping like a small puppy in his excitement over a big story.
it's a cause, not a symptom

"And McDonnell if you watch the whole debate held her own and pretty much won on issues"

I, er, uh can't think of an issue she won. Can you, you know, kinda, um, uh, give me a hint. I promise to think about it tonight and post it on my website, when I can clear the pudding in my head.

it's a cause, not a symptom

Bush was a genius compared to these people.

narciso

You know I found out Michael Walsh, is also
"David Kahane" that writer in the National REview, that really understood the Alinsky
method, and did it with great humor

Porchlight

New Rangers thread up for Sue!

PD

Not answering a gotcha question is a win in my book.

Charlie (Colorado)

Okay, just skimming the thread, I gather Hickenlooper is onanising with Cooter?

I'm pretty sure that's definitionally impossible.

Actually, the Tancredo thing is kind of a shame; Tom is one of the few Republicans who I find just unacceptable,m while Hick is about the only Democrat here I find marginally acceptable.

Not coincidentally, Tom has never held a private-sector job of any significance, while Hick has been both a professional geologist and a successful restauranteur and brewer.

it's a cause, not a symptom

"Not answering a gotcha question is a win in my book."

In that case, you will, no doubt take a loss in Delaware, as a win, based on your version of the Socratic method.

Porchlight

Charlie, with redistricting coming up, we need every GOP governor we can get.

PD

Socrates would say it depends on who loses.

Rick Ballard

Porchlight,

A new piece by Cook. He's encouraging the DCCC to finish bayoneting Blue Dogs ASAP in order to protect Blue Hellers. I believe that the urban deep Blue Hells are probably safe but there are plenty of suburban areas that will be very hard to defend. The wide open space light Blue Hells (AZ-07, AZ-08, CO-03 and TX-23) look like they're gone.

Stephanie

Iowahawk has a new piece up and it's a keeper.

I'M SORRY, THERE IS NO ESCAPE KEY. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?

LUN

Charlie (Colorado)

Porch, that argument would almost convince me; would convince me if I didn't know Tom and his positions going back a long time. If it were merely that I din['t think he was competent I might buy it.

But if he pushes his English-only, anti-immigration stuff in Colorado, he'll almost certainly lose badly, and very possibly could turn Colorado into a Democrat state for a generation. Colorado is, and has always been, a heavily Spanish-speaking state, with about the same proportion of native Spanish-speakers as New Mexico.

If the state tries to tell old Mr Lucero that he can't talk to his neighbor Mrs Trujillo, who works in the County Clerk's office in Conejos County, in Español, it ain't gonna be pretty.

Porchlight

Thanks, Rick. I think this is rather delicious from Cook:

But with some incumbents who were previously thought to be safe suddenly finding themselves with narrow and precarious leads, it's a matter of ascertaining who can be saved with just money and who would need an entire infrastructure and operation to be set up -- it's certainly too late for that.

Also found this for you on Roll Call from back in March:

In October 2006, it already looked pretty likely that Democrats were going to grab control of the House. But the Senate still appeared to be up in the air. Yet one by one, all the pieces fell into place. It really seemed like a game of dominoes. We knew on election night that Democrats had won the House; we didn’t know for sure about the Senate until two days later, when then-Sen. George Allen (R) conceded in Virginia.

The article also notes that last time the House flipped without the Senate flipping too, it was 1930.

Porchlight

Well, Charlie, I don't know that Hick will be any better. Didn't he not even want the job until he was cajoled into running? That doesn't bode well.

Janet...off the couch & sportin Tea Party chic

Yet one by one, all the pieces fell into place.

One of those pieces was the unknown word macaca...& the trumpeting of super conservative Democrat Jim Webb. Well, old Jim Webb has voted with the liberal Dem. agenda on everything. He wrings his hands & pretends like the agenda is really troubling him.....but he always comes through with the lib. vote.

bgates

A hell of a lot longer than that.

I dunno - I don't think there have been creditors and debtors for more than 50 or 60 hundred years.

maryrose

I'm still angry about George Allen and the macaca non-story and the way Ted Stepens was run outof office on trumped up charges.
I agree with Rick-Kirk and Dino Rossi need to win big otherwise the dems will steal it again.

PD

bgates is one careful reader!

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

The Iowahawk link is a classic. And accurate as well.

Clarice

Iowahawk is fantastic!

Clarice

When you multiply 200 by 200 years, is that a negative or a positive number?

Ignatz

That of course is cleo at 8:44 soiling his diaper.

PD

Ignatz: Yes, it was pretty obvious. No worries.

When you multiply 200 by 200 years, is that a negative or a positive number?

Depends on the register size and how overflow is handled.

Pofarmer

"That won’t be easy, but there are good ideas out there. For example, the Center for American Progress has proposed giving mortgage counselors and other public entities the power to modify troubled loans directly, with their judgment standing unless appealed by the mortgage servicer"

This numb nuts won a Nobel prize? Really? My border collie is smarter than that.

 Ann

Just an observation of faces in the crowd today:

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Find a smile or a sign of hope. Funny, Janet, I think they all smell caca.

Clarice

Ann, Brack doesn't look too jolly either--do you suppose he is catching on that a Republican Congress will not be crossing over the aisle to compromise with him after all?

PD

a Republican Congress will not be crossing over the aisle to compromise with him

Unfortunately, I don't think we can take this for granted. The ability of Republicans in Congress to be cowed by screeching Democrats is seemingly limitless.

I remember when the Republicans won Congress earlier in the decade and the Democrats set up a cacophany that "checks and balances" meant that WITHIN CONGRESS the majority party needed to grant committee seats to the minority party. The response should have been to excoriate the Democrats for their shameless and willful misinterpretation of the structure of our government. I don't remember that anything of the kind happened.

Clarice

It's a new world,PD. For the moment anyway.

PD

I hope so. I hope the about-to-be-newly-elected Republicans realize they're not being elected to "get along."

Frau Feuerzangenbowle

I think Barry is asking himself where TOTUS was. The Omann gets nervous when he has to perform alone.

Threadkiller

--"I hope the about-to-be-newly-elected Republicans realize they're not being elected to "get along.""--

ChaCo would destroy me if I said that. :-)

I hope so too.

Pops

Angle is clearly an extremist. She actually believes Social Security, as an insurance policy, should be an account that actually has your money in it. If that had occurred, Harry Reid and his pals would not have had that 2 trillion dollars to spend on their pet projects.

Pops

While the Obama adminstration pushes the idea that our Democracy is being stolen by lawbreakers and we aren't eating healthy fruits and vegetables, it was nice to see Michelle Obama standing at a voting booth telling people how to vote and noshing on a greasey cheeseburger and fries.

Passive agressive??

sbw

-- they're not being elected to "get along."

No. They are being elected to explain to the rest of us why they think a particular path is worth following. Along the way they should address reasonable objections raised.

They are not elected to think so little of us that they believe good government means blowing smoke, like this administration does.

Janet...off the couch & sportin Tea Party chic

Speaking of blowing smoke...If NYC passes an outdoor smoking ban will Obama have to stop going there? persona non grata?

Extraneus

They're talking about their democracy, Pops.

Janet...off the couch & sportin Tea Party chic

and via Instapundit - THE COMING MIDDLE-CLASS ANARCHY: ““We follow the rules, and look where that’s gotten us?”

It links to this article.

Jane

The ability of Republicans in Congress to be cowed by screeching Democrats is seemingly limitless.

This is why the Tea party's biggest job begins Nov 3rd.

PD

begins Nov 3rd

Exactly. Our own Long March.

PD

Through the institutions, I mean. Not the other one.

PD

Janet, re: the middle-class anarchy article. Someone called in to Rush yesterday about this issue. They'd tried to apply for HAMP, met all the qualifications down the line, but could not get approved. Rush was unsurprised, as his take is that this is a program designed to sound good, not to actually help anyone.

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