"Sweet Jesus!"

by: HappyinVT

Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 19:26:31 PM EDT



HappyinVT :: "Sweet Jesus!"
I've got nothing else to say while I wipe away the tears from laughing.

Talk amongst yourselves.

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35 Kragar  Wed, Sep 26, 2012 10:48:57am

re: #34 Mocking Jay
   

That is just so fucking sad and pathetic.

Isn't it great?

Couldn't have said it better. ::still laughing::

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette


Ed Rendell's smirk. LOL! (2.00 / 3)
That video is gold.  

Just because they are posting on a progressive site doesn't make them progressives. - John Allen

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Six More Weeks (2.00 / 8)
Where does he go from here?:


Romney's new ad is so important to his campaign that they've decided to make it the only ad they are putting on air anywhere in the nation, starting Friday. Obviously, though, if you find yourself in the position of needing to go all-in on an ad trying to convince people that you don't dismiss half the nation, you're in deep, deep trouble.

Jed Lewison - DNC responds to Mr. 47%'s new ad Daily Kos 26 Sep 12

He's spending his limited funds patching up a toxic electoral perception of himself, he's trailing in almost every swing state and opening up opportunities in Arizona and elsewhere, the electoral college math is forbidding and the conservative commentariat has declared war on the likely voter model as if it were evolution or global warming.  We are headed into uncharted political territory.


Nobody Can Explain It (2.00 / 7)

"Frankly at this early stage, polls go up, polls go down," Romney said in an interview on Wednesday with ABC's David Muir on the campaign trail in Toledo, Ohio.

Michael Falcone - Mitt Romney: 'Pleased With Some Polls, Less So With Other Polls' ABC 26 Sep 12

What can you say?


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"This early stage?!" (2.00 / 6)
We're just over 40 days out from "election day" but early voting has already started in a number of places.  Is this guy for real?!  The GE may have officially started after the conventions but everyone knows candidates can be defined way before then.

(Yes, I know things can change but to suggest this is early going seems to me to show a profound lack of understanding about how elections go these days.)

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette


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Yeah... (2.00 / 4)
I don't think he's even trying any more:


"Mine is a campaign about 100 percent of the people, not 99 and one, not any other percent," Romney said.

Michael Falcone - Mitt Romney: 'Pleased With Some Polls, Less So With Other Polls' ABC 26 Sep 12

Any prize guessing which "other percent" he meant?


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And this is the best the GOP could do. (2.00 / 3)
Goddamn Tim Pawlenty anyway; dude jumped out too early.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

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Maybe (2.00 / 4)
On the other hand the "cool kids" in the party may have realised Tim had inadvertently climbed on the crazy train to nowhere along with the loathed Romney and the clown posse and said, "Quick Tim... jump!"

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Yeah, (2.00 / 5)
Bankster lobbyist Pawlenty is probably better off ... and happier.  And richer.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

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Acceptance: The fifth and final stage of grief (2.00 / 4)
You've got that going for you which is good.

There was only one joker in L.A. sensitive enough to wear that scent...and I had to find out who he was!

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Yeah well your "winning" selection (2.00 / 3)
may end up the biggest loser of them all.  T-Paw will slink (back) into relative obscurity.  

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

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TR speaks for me (2.00 / 4)
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
...
and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

BTW, I have a theory that Pawlenty did not resign because he feared Romney getting a McCain class beatdown. Quick quiz: who were the chairs of McCains campaign. Bzzz, times up. I have utterly no idea. So he risked more of a reputational hit by quitting with just 7 weeks to go than seeing it through.

But what if instead he has inside info of a looming financial disaster. By leaving now, before the checks start bouncing, he will be absolved of blame. How very Bain of him.

There was only one joker in L.A. sensitive enough to wear that scent...and I had to find out who he was!


[ Parent ]
Heh (2.00 / 4)
Well you won the nominating bet but I've been saying Mitt was "dead man walking" since the beginning.  As for your theory about Pawlenty I have a feeling Mitt's campaign is in bigger money trouble than we have been led to believe so far; talking strictly campaign money.  You may be on to something; however Mitt has done such a thorough job of tanking the campaign all by himself the financial problems will probably be just a footnote.

What I want to know is how the 47% video got released at just the perfect moment to send his campaign into a spin; was that just fate?  Hard to imagine.  Remember to tip your waiter, folks.


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Of course Romney's a dead man walking (2.00 / 4)
I've said so myself. The bet was who would win the nomination, not who had the best chance to beat Obama. I think Huckabee would have been the strongest candidate in that regard.

But they were all doomed. While the Rs want this to be like 1980, the  better example is 1984. The Democrats were in disarray and nobody they had was going to beat Reagan, but now the party roles are reversed.

Good point about the acquisition/timing/release of the 47% video. I'm of the opinion that one of the wait staff took the initiative to record this via their smartphone. The combination of youtube and phone cameras may be a democratizing side-effect nobody saw coming. The Hedgie host is investigating who that person is, so we might find out via court proceedings by that asshole. I see a defense fund in the future.

There was only one joker in L.A. sensitive enough to wear that scent...and I had to find out who he was!


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Not Disputing Your Victory... (2.00 / 2)
Just wondering aloud how they could have nominated such a mook.

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The same way they nominated Dole (2.00 / 3)
[No, you weren't disputing, I was just rubbing it in]

But they expected he would run a professional grade campaign (like Dole) and raise boatloads of cash (which Dole didn't have to due to public funding). Wrong on both counts. I'm not all that surprised about his GaffeMatic3000 response, but his 50% shortfall on fundraising is a mystery. In the end, I think the fact that nobody likes the guy was his limiting factor.

There was only one joker in L.A. sensitive enough to wear that scent...and I had to find out who he was!


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I think the financial problems (2.00 / 3)
will be more than a footnote. Americans are fascinated with money, and the tale of a centimillionaire with the backing of billionaires failing due to lack of money is a sure-fire media story.

There was only one joker in L.A. sensitive enough to wear that scent...and I had to find out who he was!

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TPM's poll tracker has changed IN from solid red to light red. (2.00 / 5)
I take it some polling has that state a bit tighter.  TN, too, as one poll I've seen had POTUS -3 there but I doubt it is really even close.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

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Well... (2.00 / 5)
Booman is noting the nascent Arizona opportunity.  Hard to say what the internals are showing the campaign but North Carolina and maybe even Indiana have to be tempting if this keeps up.  A lot depends on the down-ticket races, that Senate seat in Arizona could be crucial.

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AZ Was tight last time even with McCain as one of the candidates. (2.00 / 5)
It was very late election night or even the next day before it was called so I've thought for awhile that AZ might prove interesting this time.  Flake's not cruising in his re-election bid and Hispanics are apparently re-energized according to an article I read earlier in the week.

Sam Wang has NC leaning blue.  Hell, I think he has all the swing states at least leaning blue; I'm not sure how long OH is considered a swing state at this point.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette


[ Parent ]
Proof that Romney isn't the only heartless idiot on the ticket ... (2.00 / 6)
On Wednesday, in Ohio, Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from space, in the middle of a rote answer to a woman who was talking about being on welfare, an answer that was just inches from actually being human, said this:

"Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Don't feed fish."

Brilliant young thinker, that one.

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/p...  

So now the 47% are fish ... or something.


"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette


Stand By... (2.00 / 6)
For Fox News and assorted Right wing heads a' poppin':


President Obama has stretched his lead over Mitt Romney to 6 percentage points nationally, according to the Gallup daily tracking poll released Wednesday.

Obama takes 50 percent support over Romney's 44 percent.

Jonathan Easley - Gallup daily poll shows Obama stretching lead to 50-44 over Romney The Hill 26 Sep 12

That leaves Rasmussen.  Oh, the humanity...


Unskew the polls!! (2.00 / 7)
Oliver Willis is having a great time mocking the Right for calling in to Talk Radio looking for therapy.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

[ Parent ]
Heh (2.00 / 5)
Nobody can explain it:


The latest round of surveys, released this morning, shows Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney by 9 points in Florida, 10 points in Ohio and 12 points in Pennsylvania. Those are by far his biggest leads in name-brand polling in Ohio and Florida.

Alexander Burns - Quinnipiac's jaw-dropping, eyebrow-raising swing-state numbers Politico 26 Sep 12

You don't suppose the 47% business is finally sinking in?  I'm a little concerned, it's way to early to properly leverage a total rout.


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Perhaps this is the anomaly (2.00 / 5)
the Obama campaign had been observing a few weeks ago. They said they were seeing a significantly higher Democratic identification than their model predicted and were highly skeptical of its persistence. Because of this, they were hesitant to adjust their model or go public with it.

There was only one joker in L.A. sensitive enough to wear that scent...and I had to find out who he was!

[ Parent ]
Sam Wang, who might become my go-to guy (2.00 / 5)
had interesting numbers on party identification.  In those states where voters identify preference Dems outnumber GOPers significantly.  He, and I, thought that was interesting.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

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Mitt is pathetic. This line of attack is pathetic even by his... (2.00 / 6)
... usually pathetically standards. Heh.

http://m.washingtonpost.com/bl...

"His indication that developments in the Middle East represent bumps in the road is a very different view than I have," the Republican candidate told ABC News. "I can't imagine saying something like the assassination of ambassadors is a bump in the road."

Pathetic.



Just because they are posting on a progressive site doesn't make them progressives. - John Allen


Gus at LGF did a great job the other day of showing GOPers who (2.00 / 4)
have used the same phrase in very similar circumstances.  Will say, though, it isn't the most empathetic phrase POTUS could have used.  Earns a slight wince but little else.  

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

[ Parent ]
Actually... (2.00 / 5)
I think State fumbled the Libya response pretty badly; blind Freddy could see that it was an organised effort from day one and the Libyans have been saying so consistently.  The only excuse that I can think of is that they wanted to do a head fake on the perpetrators or buy Libya some time but that doesn't really make a lot of sense.

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My alternative take (2.00 / 3)
They recognized that the damage was already done in Libya. What was of greater importance was containing the spread of violence in other Muslim countries.

Plus, this administration, unlike others cough Bush cough wait for the intelligence and analysis before jumping out there. The rollout, to me, was on a reasonable timetable. The only downside was domestic politics and they had a whole lot of good will banked with the killing of bin Laden.

There was only one joker in L.A. sensitive enough to wear that scent...and I had to find out who he was!


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My Guess... (2.00 / 3)
Is based on the security notions of threat and risk.  A threat may be high but if, for example, the ambassador was not known to be in Benghazi the risk could be assessed as low.  It seems to me that with only a couple of very highly trained bodyguards Ambassador Stevens may have been at the consulate on a low profile activity in which a larger security detail would have been inappropriate or counter-productive; the embassy is in Tripoli.  The spontaneous demonstration may have blown his cover but the speed with which the assassination group responded tend to discount this possibility.  Circumstances suggest they knew he was there.

I'm just supposing that the issue relates to whatever activity he was engaged in at the time and who knew he was there; that might have raised issues for the State Department regarding relationships with Libyan or other third-party actors with whom they had wrongly assessed relationships of trust.  That would certainly explain their reticence and a bit of misdirection while they dealt with the consequences and reviewed the evidence.  It is perfectly reasonable to assume necessary caution regarding some confidential State Department activity before releasing information or characterising the circumstances of the incident.


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Well... (2.00 / 5)
I just spent the last four hours on this; had intended to do a timeline with a "motive and opportunity" analysis of the likely perpetrators but realise it would be ten pages long.  Suffice it to say the Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades, whomever they are, are clearly the prime suspects and probably connected to Abd al-Basit Azuz, an al-Qaeda organiser, and the Ansar al-Sharia branches in Derna.  The "foreign sources" claimed by the Libyan authorities are probably Egyptian financed through the porous border and relate to the former Egyptian Islamic Jihad branch of al-Qaeda via al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya.  In that respect the offhand comment of Morsi (at his swearing-in ceremony no less) that he would work for the release of Omar Abdul Rahman to Egyptian custody on humanitarian grounds is noteworthy.

It looks to me as though the Benghazi and Cairo incidents were planned and linked, that al-Qaeda of the Islamic Maghreb was, at least, an accessory after the fact, that there's a likely connection to the death of rising al-Qaeda star Abu Yahya al-Libi in Pakistan in June (whose brother Abdul Wahhab al-Qaed, no less, won a legislative seat in the new Libyan parliament in July,) and the ensuing demand for revenge by Ayman al-Zawahiri not to mention an earlier call for a protest in Cairo on 30 August in response to the YouTube trailer.  I can well understand the opacity of the tangled threads of the whole business.  The Libyan "authorities," of which there are four or five flavours, have variously asserted that there is intelligence connecting the perpetrators to al-Qaeda, that they are "foreign," that they are Libyan, that they are ex-Qaddafi loyalists and that they have identified members of Ansar al-Sharia, whom were not apparently arrested, amongst them.

To cap it off the Libyans are using the whole thing as an excuse to clamp down on the salafist militias, nobody seems to know who the fifty arrested by the Libyan authorities are or what has become of them, members of Ansar al-Sharia of Benghazi were probably moonlighting with Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades on the occasion but their leadership was calmly giving interviews to the BBC in central Benghazi a week later denying direct involvement but were unceremoniously turfed out of their bases within days by protesters in Benghazi and Derna.  And if any of the current jihadists of al-Qaeda of the Islamic Maghreb actually did show their faces in coastal Libya they would likely be imprisoned and shot as mercenaries of the former regime by their erstwhile allies.  Meanwhile the drones are circling in the night sky over Benghazi and Derna and the FBI is interviewing in a car outside the the embassy in Tripoli because it is unsafe for them and their witnesses anywhere closer to the scene of the incident.  It's a Tom Clancy novel by Kafka.

I will keep plugging away at this but I might as well study for a degree in anthropology or comparative theology.  And I still wouldn't be surprised if one or another of these groups had something to do with the making and/or posting of the film itself especially considering the arrest and detention of the mysterious flim-flam artist in California just yesterday.  It would be ironic if Pam Geller ended up implicated in an international jihadist conspiracy and I could well understand the State Department not wanting to touch it with a ten-foot pole.  It took me half an hour just to save all the bookmarks for future reference.

We haven't heard the last of this story, methinks.


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Yeah... (2.00 / 3)
The more time passes, the less knowledgeable the response appears to have been.  That said, I have no idea if there was a reason for the seemingly confused response, or what was known when.

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Onto Congress (2.00 / 6)
This thing's over, Romney's campaign has received a deathblow but doesn't yet know that its days are numbered.  Now we have to take care of the House and Senate.

The Romney campaign (2.00 / 4)
Both dealt, and received a death blow, simultaneously.  The Obama campaign emerged unscathed.

Howard Dean is my guy. (in a strictly nonsexual fashion)

[ Parent ]
The bleed-over from "He doesn't understand me" to "they don't understand me" (2.00 / 3)
could be a trend.

I've been arguing that the Tea Party swing is a social act of auto-inoculation since it began. That, in the end, the common contemplation will result in a sheering-away of this set of simplistic, extremist views from the memetic flock.

Everything from the choice of the man himself to his need to spout unreconstructed stupidity to be chosen just amps up the frequency and potency of the immune-triggering response.

From this particular point I am willing to predict the beginning of the end of Tea Party rule over the GOP. The virus took hold, it spread and flourished for a period, but the fever has broken. It will likely be about as long before we feel like playing soccer again, but the risk of permanent brain damage is over.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
That's awkward. (2.00 / 3)
That looks like a Howard Dean Yeeha moment if I've ever seen one.


John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

The whole discussion is worth watching (2.00 / 4)

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

"Watch Karl Rove"

So the superPAC money starts flowing down ticket in force after the first debate.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


"Watch Karl Rove" (2.00 / 5)
Offered without comment:


WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are in the midst of a fundraising swing that is taking them to some unexpected locations that appear to have limited electoral significance.

On Thursday, Ryan held back-to-back fundraisers in Knoxville and Memphis, Tenn., two cities in a reliably Republican state.

Tomorrow, Romney is set to hold a fundraiser in Philadelphia. A fundraising invitation published by the Sunlight Foundation says that he and Ryan will then meet up in Chestnut Hill, Mass. for two fundraising events. Two days later, Ryan will host two events in Connecticut -- one in West Hartford and one in Darien.

These come on the heels of a fundraiser that Ryan hosted on Sept. 25 in Houston, Texas and a reception that Romney held Sept. 27 in Washington, D.C.

Sam Stein - Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Fundraising In Head-Scratching States And Cities Huffington Post 27 Sep 12

Hmmm...


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Hmmmmmmmmmmm indeed (2.00 / 4)
Sounds like someone's campaign is scraping the bottom of the barrel for new cash infusions.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.

[ Parent ]
good luck with that. (2.00 / 4)
The nice thing about capitalism is that it is very simple. Investments should have returns. When it isn't clear that they will, you have a harder time getting them.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
Wonder how many Wall St types, seeing the writing on the ... wall, (2.00 / 4)
will jump from Romney to POTUS counting on a little love later on.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

[ Parent ]
"im in ur base killin ur d00dz" (2.00 / 5)
It has finally dawned on me that the whole Bain "defining" phase of the campaign not only pre-emptively framed a narrative around Mitt's business experience but effectively blocks his end game; that he's a lousy campaigner but shucks he's a really good guy who can do the job.

I don't know if they saw that coming or if it was just good luck but it seems to late for them to fix it now.  


At Least... (2.00 / 3)
Someone's having a bit of fun:



[ Parent ]
More narrative in end game (2.00 / 5)
Assuming the wheels are publicly coming off the Romney campaign financials by mid-October, the Obama campaign can ask rhetorically:

"If Romney can't manage a $500M campaign, how can he manage the $15T American economy?
My team did so successfully in 2008 and are on target to do so in 2012."

No campaign in my memory had severe money problems in October. Couple that with all the anecdotal evidence of a paucity of Romney-Ryan yard signs/bumper stickers showing that people just don't like Mitt. This will be an epic collapse.

There was only one joker in L.A. sensitive enough to wear that scent...and I had to find out who he was!


[ Parent ]
Mother Jones also just released new video of (2.00 / 6)
Romney talking about "harvesting" companies while at Bain.  Obama camp already had a response by one of the Ampad employees.  I expect there's an ad teed-up for heavy rotation at an optimal time.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

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This Nathan Sproul thing and Florida (2.00 / 6)
may be huge. I followed the shenanigans of Sproul & Associates in Nevada and Oregon in 2008. When confronted, they did the typical denials, slow walk and a fine after the election and damage done.

When I first read about the Florida gig, I thought business as usual. Wrongo. Something is different this time for the Republican committees at all levels to drop them like a hot rock. So far, no indication of what was so toxic this time.

I'm wondering if Michael Isikoff has some damning evidence he has yet to reveal and the Repub PTBs know it. This is one I am keeping an eye on.

There was only one joker in L.A. sensitive enough to wear that scent...and I had to find out who he was!


So... (2.00 / 6)
This is the RNC GOTV ground game?:


The RNC paid the company at least $3.1 million -- routed through the state parties of Florida, Nevada, Colorado, North Carolina and Virginia -- to register voters and run get-out-the-vote operations. Wisconsin and Ohio had not yet paid the firm for get-out-the-vote operations it was contracted to do.

Matea Gold, Joseph Tanfani and Melanie Mason - Florida voter-registration scandal spreads Portland Press Herald 29 Sep 12

Turns out the lass in that YouTube in Colorado was also working for Strategic Allied:


In Colorado, the state GOP has spent $466,643 - roughly half its total budget - with Strategic Allied Consulting, the firm in question.

Oopsie.  Haven't seen much about this in the mainstream media yet, though.


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So let me get this straight, (2.00 / 5)
The GOP is pushing laws to "protect against voter fraud" and then crowing that these will ensure a GOP victory, while hiring a guy known for voter fraud to run a voter registration campaign that registers dead people, tears up the (Constitutionally guaranteed franchise of American citizens) registration forms of Democrats and is too incompetent to tell its workers not to spill the beans about the "Republican Only" registration drive.

I did voter registration for Obama in 2008. We had very clear instructions to register all without prejudice and to make that point to everyone we spoke to. Just sayin'...

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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The conspiracy widens (2.00 / 5)
Lee Fang of The Nation ties Nathan Sproul to an identical operation in California funded by their state Republican Party:

It appears that the Republican Party of California might have its own deal with Sproul, and is also attempting to hide it from the public.

As I noted in an update to my post on Wednesday, the California Republican Party has made $430,840 in payments to "Grassroots Outreach, LLC" this cycle for voter registration.

Is this another Sproul shell group? And are they up to the same tactics as before? Lance Williams at California Watch reports that a recent complaint in Riverside County details a number of allegations that someone affiliated with the GOP is deceiving voters to re-register them as Republicans and offering free cigarettes for signatures.
...
According to this disclosure, Grassroots Outreach shares the same address as Sproul's office in Tempe, Arizona. Craigslist job postings in California use identical language as Sproul's shell company, Strategic Allied Consulting.

GOP Fires Controversial Voter Suppression Operative, but Is He Still Playing Dirty Tricks In California?

At this rate, we may find this is a national effort funded at more than $10M. The RNC Defcon 4 damage control may be to kill this story before it gets legs.


There was only one joker in L.A. sensitive enough to wear that scent...and I had to find out who he was!


[ Parent ]
The Money (2.00 / 5)
Even the $3M or so already mentioned represents a fair chunk of their total GOTV investment.  Too late to start over anyway.

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You'd almost think (2.00 / 5)
that somebodies campaign waited until the Rs were fully committed before releasing the hounds. In one fell swoop, they hobble their voter registration, GOTV, ratfucking AND put them on the defensive for at least one more news cycle.

What's funny is that hungrycoyote over at GOS posted a diary on the same subject 6 minutes before my comment here. They are now crowd sourcing an investigation for more Sproul shell companies using their Tempe address.

There was only one joker in L.A. sensitive enough to wear that scent...and I had to find out who he was!


[ Parent ]
Oh dear. (2.00 / 5)
That's going to leave a mark.



John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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Off topic (mostly), but... (2.00 / 4)
...may I suggest an addition to our blog roll?  I nominate Stonekettle Station:

http://www.stonekettle.com/

I've mentioned Jim Wright's blog here before, quoted from it sometimes.  If you haven't checked him out yet, do yourself a favor.

By the way, thanks to the whims of Blogger, I'm "Never Ben Better" when I comment there (and at No More Mister Nice Blog as well).

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


Seconded (2.00 / 5)
A very entertaining read or two and a unique voice.

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Thirded (2.00 / 6)
Perhaps it can replace that blog "MyDD". Time to start pruning the dead wood.

There was only one joker in L.A. sensitive enough to wear that scent...and I had to find out who he was!

[ Parent ]
yup (2.00 / 5)
Sounds like a great idea to me.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.

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And the change has come! (2.00 / 4)
Excellent!

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.

[ Parent ]
Gremlins. (2.00 / 4)
Theys watchking uz.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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Good little gremlins -- have a cookie! (2.00 / 4)
But could you mention to them that "Stonekettle" is one word?

This has been another nit picked by the Motley Moose Nitpicker.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


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Sweet Jesus, indeed. (2.00 / 3)
Ann Romney on Jay Leno, according to Yahoo.

Inappropriate First-Lady wear?

[...or a random divorced fifty-something going out to pickup young guys?]

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


I had second thoughts about posting this, (2.00 / 2)
and second thoughts about deleting it.

But it does matter. It says something about the people we would have representing us.

A "fashion faux pas" - as the style crowd is calling it - of this type by the First Lady in Waiting tells us something about the views of the First Family in Waiting. It speaks to a shallowness of vision.

Yes, Mrs. Romney, you are beautiful to begin with and you have taken great care of yourself. But you are not twenty, anymore, and there is no need to pretend to be. Maybe on a night out with friends, if that is your thing, but not when representing yourself as someone who will be representing a country.

I don't want to pick on Mrs. Romney as a person, she is free to dress as she chooses. But you can see the Lifestyle of the Rich and Forever Young that persists at home through the fact that she and those around her would assume that going on TV, now, dressed "hot and saucy" would be appropriate.

It's just another disconnect from reality. No one with anything resembling a normal life would have made that choice. It isn't just that the average person could not imagine wearing anything as expensive as that arrangement, they couldn't imagine being so removed from the world around them that it would not dawn on them that they would seem horribly out of place.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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my impression was like most stuff.... (2.00 / 3)
I see from the Romney's publicly, and that's the impression that they're just calculating and fake.  i don't think the outfit is bad necessarily, it's just that it looks weird on her.  like you said,

It's just another disconnect from reality.


Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


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It wouldn't be so bad (2.00 / 3)
If it weren't for the shoes.  The rest of the outfit is pushing FLOTUS-wear a bit, but the shoes are F-me pumps (complete with painted toenails), and that's just not the right image.

I'm trying to picture Laura Bush, Michelle, or Jackie Kennedy (three FLsOTUS attractive enough to pull it off) appearing in public dressed like that, and I can't -- none of them would ever do it.  Hell, if Michelle went on Leno in that outfit, the wingnuts would go ballistic.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


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If Mrs. Obama showed up in public like that Red State would hit the roof. (2.00 / 2)
I won't begin to use the words that would flow freely, but you know which ones they are.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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