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Posts Tagged ‘2010 Midterm Elections’

Frank Rich’s Assclownage Confirmed

Posted by KingShamus on December 6, 2010

Dude, stop crying.

THOSE desperate to decipher the baffling Obama presidency could do worse than consult an article titled “Understanding Stockholm Syndrome” in the online archive of The F.B.I. Law Enforcement Bulletin. It explains that hostage takers are most successful at winning a victim’s loyalty if they temper their brutality with a bogus show of kindness. Soon enough, the hostage will start concentrating on his captors’ “good side” and develop psychological characteristics to please them — “dependency; lack of initiative; and an inability to act, decide or think.”

This dynamic was acted out — yet again — in President Obama’s latest and perhaps most humiliating attempt to placate his Republican captors in Washington. No sooner did he invite the G.O.P.’s Congressional leaders to a post-election White House summit meeting than they countered his hospitality with a slap — postponing the date for two weeks because of “scheduling conflicts.” But they were kind enough to reschedule, and that was enough to get Obama to concentrate once more on his captors’ “good side.”

And so, as the big bipartisan event finally arrived last week, he handed them an unexpected gift, a freeze on federal salaries. Then he made a hostage video hailing the White House meeting as “a sincere effort on the part of everybody involved to actually commit to work together.” Hardly had this staged effusion of happy talk been disseminated than we learned of Mitch McConnell’s letter vowing to hold not just the president but the entire government hostage by blocking all legislation until the Bush-era tax cuts were extended for the top 2 percent of American households.

So now the GOP are hostage-takers. Wow. At least Frank Rich isn’t calling Republicans terrorists. He left that job for Senator Robert Menendez to handle all on his own. The division of labor within the government-media complex is pretty sweet.

There have been so many reasons to rejoice over these last midterms. What’s been most enjoyable is watching all the barely-concealed temper tantrums within the left-o-sphere. Rich’s petulant rattle-banging appears aimed at those eeeeeeeevil Republicans. In reality, he’s just pissed off that Obama’s incompetence has been laid bare.

Also, for all the self-satisfied nerdlingtons who accuse conservatives of epistemic closure, take note how the intellectuals on the Left and Right handled their party’s beatdowns in 2008 and 2010. When the GOP got creamed in 2008, there was quite a bit of anger amongst conservatives. Yes, some of that was directed outward. However, the basic reaction on Right was bitter disappointment followed by an intense period of reflection on the Bush years and the GOP majorities of the 2000-2006 period. You could almost say that conservatives were–what’s the word?–questioning their ideological underpinnings as well as their tactics and strategies during the time when Republicans controlled Congress and/or the presidency. Better still, that self-criticism of the GOP during the early 2000’s is still going on now.

Contrast that with the recent losses suffered by the Democrat Party. How have they reacted to their nasty defeat? With angry foot-stamping and utterly delusional name-calling.

So of course, conservatives are the close-minded ones.

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2010 Midterm Election Post Thingy-Big Red Wave Edition

Posted by KingShamus on November 2, 2010

I guess I’m going to live-blog/live-twitter this thing.

Feel free to talk up your predictions, polling place anecdotes and any other crap in the comments.

I’m not making any predictions–at least not here–but I’m really hoping for a massive tide to come crashing down on the Democrats.

Updates coming soon.

UPDATE:  Oooooof.  Indiana goes for Dan Coats.  That’s one for us in the Senate.

UPDATE:  More fun times-Rand Paul wins in Kentucky.

UPDATE:  GOP holds the Ohio Senate seat with a Portman win.

UPDATE:  Kelly Ayotte wins her Senate race in New Hampshire.

UPDATE:  Coons beats O’Donnell in the Delaware Senate race.  Damnit.  Imagine what she could’ve done if the NRSC had gotten her some money.

UPDATE: 

Hey, I thought it was just Blue Bog Democrats getting creamed?

Daniel Webster (R-FL8)
71,428 Votes

57%
Alan Grayson (D-FL8)*
46,381 Votes

37%

Oooooops, there goes your narrative, Donkey Punchers.

UPDATE:  McMahon loses to Blumenthal in Connecticut.  Stolen valor is now tres chic, I guess.

UPDATE:  Manchin wins in West Virginia.  Watch for the supposedly conservative Manchin to suddenly “grow in office” upon entering the Beltway.

UPDATE:  Chuck Schumer:  Still a Senator, still a twat.

UPDATE:  Hoeven wins.  GOP pickup.

UPDATE:  Fleecme, you sir are exactly correct.

UPDATE:  Rand Paul’s acceptance speech is full of WIN.

UPDATE:  What’s missing from Joe Manchin’s acceptance speech?  Any mention of being a Democrat.  Huh.

UPDATE:  With 35% reporting Jon Runyan leads Jon “Fake tea party candidate” Adler 59-38.

UPDATE:  Nikki Haley wins the South Carolina governorship.  Russ Feingold is Feingone.

UPDATE:  California picks Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer.  [/facepalm]

UPDATE:  I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Runyan wins in NJ-3rd.  Bango, another GOP pick-up.

UPDATE:  With 95.8% of precincts reporting, Toomey leads Sleeestak 1,838,305 to 1,805,128. Ooooooof.  Too close, Pennsyltucky.  You’re cutting this too damn close.

UPDATE:  Kasich wins the governorship in Ohio.

UPDATE:  Toomey Wins!  TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UPDATE:  Did I mention that Pat Toomey won?

UPDATE:  Mark Kirk won in Illinois.  Eat a dick, Alexi Gianonononlouliuosiisossis, you mobbed-up scumfuck.

UPDATE:  It’s not all gumdrop smiles and lollipop grins.  Dingy Harry Reid beat Sharron Angle.  This monster simply will not die.  Harry Reid:  The Michael Myers of American Politics.  Damnit.

FINAL UPDATE:  I’m shot.  I’ll be cataching some shut-eye.  Good night everbody.  I’ll have some more thoughts on this midterm election tommorow when I can stay awake. 

Peace out.

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Sharron Angle Takes No Prisoners

Posted by KingShamus on October 23, 2010

Not only is she pasting Harry “The War Is Lost” Reid, but Obama gets the gas-face too.

I found this over at Ace’s place.  He notes that within less than two years, Obama has become a boat anchor dragging Democrats down into electoral oblivion.

Political soooooper-jeenyuses usually don’t crash and burn quite this fast or quite so spectacularly.

Just sayin’.

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It’s Fake Tea Party Candidate Time in the NJ-3rd Congressional Race

Posted by KingShamus on October 13, 2010

I’ve written about the NJ-3rd Congressional district before.  Monday saw the candidates square off  for two debates.  It got…a little heated.

First, Jon Runyan and John Adler had a discussion at the editorial board of the Courier-Post.  I can’t embed the videos in my posts because I can’t make Wordpress do the magic video-embedding crap.  Sorry I suck at the internet.

On the other hand, it’s a good thing John Adler is so awesome at campaign ethics or he might be in serious trouble. [sarc/]

About that whole Adler-sponsoring-a-fake-tea-party-candidate thingy?  Yeah, homeboy didn’t exactly have what you could characterize as a faith-restoring answer.

Gary Schoening (Asbury Park Press):  Okay, and how do you explain the signatures on the petitions [Ed.-to get fake tea party candidate Peter DeStefano on the ballot], from people who were known to be affiliated with you?

John Adler:  I can’t explain it.  That’s why I think there are aspects of it that are credible.  I said that early on.

Basically, he knew about the stalking horse candidate before he forgot about it.

What a joke.  Adler tried to rig this election and now he’s crying because he got caught.  At what point does the campaign manager get rolled under the bus by Adler?  I gotta think that’s coming fairly soon.

Next up, the candidates debated at the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill.  Here’s how Adler responded to the question of his involvement in the Peter DeStefano candidacy.

“I told my people to have nothing to do with it. As far as I know, we have nothing to do with it,” said Adler, who heard boos at times from the crowd in the packed auditorium.

Dude, thanks for tip on how to weasel out of anything!

For instance:  As far as I know, my car crashed itself last night at four in the morning after I got home from a frat house kegger.  I’m not denying that it happened.  I’m just saying that from what I can piece together from my fragmented Milwaukee’s Best-soaked recollections of the previous evening, I had nothing to do with my vehicle getting wrapped around a telephone pole.  Also, as far as I know, it wasn’t me that banged that smokin’ hot 20 year old Rutgers coed in the squeakhole.  Hey, look over there–AN EAGLE!!!!

(Runs away)

This is slimebag low-rent Soprano State politics at it’s finest, ya’all.  The Donkey-Punchers tried doing the stalking horse candidate maneuver to Chris Christie back in ’09.  It’s a sign of just how desperate the Democrats are becoming, in New Jersey and elsewhere around the country.

Vote for Jon Runyan.  He may be an ex-Philadelphia Eagle, but at least he’s not John Adler.

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Bad News Everyone-George Soros is sitting this one out

Posted by KingShamus on October 12, 2010

Ooof.

Mr. Soros, a champion of liberal causes, has been directing his money to groups that work on health care and the environment, rather than electoral politics. Asked if the prospect of Republican control of one or both houses of Congress concerned him, he said: “It does, because I think they are pushing the wrong policies, but I’m not in a position to stop it. I don’t believe in standing in the way of an avalanche.”

No really, George.  Go ahead and try it.  I mean, you never know what you can do unless you try it.  Push your limits, dude.  What, are you scared?

Yo, I’m kinda disappointed.  I was pretty stoked to see this crustbag Nazi collaborator dump his dirty money into a hopelessly lost cause.  That would’ve made these midterm elections damn near perfect.

I guess we’re gonna have to settle on just whipping the crap out of the Democrats in November.

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Krystal Ball, Please Explain The Sucking Of The Dick-Nose

Posted by KingShamus on October 7, 2010

Robert Stacy McCain finds Democrat Congressional candidate Krystal Ball having to explain some not so flattering pictures.

Wow.

On second thought, don’t bother trying to explain…well…anything.

Here’s the picture in question.

Well, the dude seems happy.  And waaaaaaay faded.  So at least something went right that night.  

As McCain notes, Ball immediately plays the Sexxxist Card.  That’s…interesting.  Somebody throwing out a picture of Krystal Ball fooling around at a kinda-randy college kid Christmas party is sexist.  Ummm, where the hell did that come from?  Of course, she gives us no explanation.  She just plows on through and starts yackety-yakking her campaign talking points. Like it’s not even sorta weird to just accuse her enemies of sexism because they post a sorta embarrassing picture of her.

I really don’t think this chick is all that bright.  Sure, she’s got herself a college degree–which might be part of the problem.  She strikes me as the type of student that heard more than a few trendy victimization terms in some of her soft science electives.  Worse, she really doesn’t understand the meaning of sexism, but she knows it’s not nice and it’s mean and it involves something about sex, so voila: “…this is incredibly sexist.”

Meanwhile, nobody is thinking about Mr. Stoner DickNoseBoy.  What about his dignity?  I for one feel he’s the real victim here.  He’s the one with a bright red dildo strapped to his face.  He’s obviously baked out of his skull.  Maybe he didn’t want to be subjected to Krystal Ball’s lewd advances.  If you look closely, you’ll see this young man has been forced to wear a choke chain; yet another clue that he was coerced by the predator known as Krystal Ball.  He might be smiling in this picture, but beneath that grinning THC-laden countenance, I think DickNoseBoy is hurting inside.

Would somebody please think about the young innocent men?

;-p

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Ace Has Been on A Roll Lately

Posted by KingShamus on September 28, 2010

Seriously, homeboy has been doing some great blogtastic-type shit over the last few weeks.  The midterm elections have brought out the best in a lot of political writers, and AoSHQ has been pumping out some rad stuff.

Here we see the latest in his ‘Ewok Says Weird Funny Shit’ series.

Bitch Wrinkle:  Funny when applied to jag-off politicians like Alan Grayson and a great Bloodhound Gang reference all at once.  (NSFW)

Oh, you don’t know who Alan Grayson is?

Let LargeBill over at KeaneObservations fill you in on the classiest congress-critter EVAH.

His [Ed.-Alan Grayson's] opponent, Daniel Webster did not serve in the military during the Vietnam War. So, Grayson runs an ad denouncing him as a draft dodger…

Thing is Webster got standard academic deferments while in college and actually was a ROTC driller. After college he reported for duty and failed his entrance physical exam. I was in recruiting and saw hundreds of applicants rejected for some physical problem or another often times the disqualifying condition was something the applicant was completely unaware of before the physical exam. Our screening doctors are very thorough for a several reasons. Primarily, you don’t want someone in the service becoming a liability during a conflict or needing medicines or treatments while deployed. So, basically Grayson (who also never served by the way) is questioning his opponents patriotism because he failed a medical exam.

Hey, since we’re keeping it high-minded, here’s a message for the sterling character known as Alan Grayson:  Fuck you very much, you dong-huffing goat-raping piece of dog shit.  I hope you–yes you needle-dick, with the pinhead haircut and the stupid horse teeth–lose this election by 30 points.  I sincerely wish that the only thing you ever win again is an incurable case of super-crabs that you catch after getting forcibly skull-fucked by a retarded chimpanzee.

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A Tale of Two Campaigns-Democrats and Republicans in 2010

Posted by KingShamus on September 26, 2010

Notice something missing from Russ Feingold’s campaign ad?

In case you didn’t spot it, here it is.

Even so, this is a vivid illustration of just how epically the alleged Great Liberal Realignment of 2008 has failed. Obama destroyed McCain in Wisconsin, winning by almost 14 points, and yet this is what a three-term Democratic incumbent is reduced to less than two years later — chipping away at an eight-point deficit by reminding people that he fights for veterans and lives in the same house he’s always lived in and, well, that he’s a pretty darned pleasant guy.

Bango.

You don’t run this kind of ad (innocuous, folksy to a fault, no mention of partisan affiliation) if the voters are super-stoked about the political positions you’ve represented for nearly 20 years in the US Senate.  As AP notes, Russ Feingold has long been the golden boy of the hyper-left caucus in a traditionally Democratic state.  And yet, here’s Feingold running as fast as he can away from his party.

One gets the feeling that unless they’re handed a bogey-man to rail against, it’s very hard for a liberal to justify his or her existence.  Why did the Donks do so well in 2006 and 2008?  Because Dumbya BusHitler was always available, to be conjured up–like Emmanuel Goldstein in 1984–for a Two Minutes Hate rally.  Now that G-Dub is gone and statist god-king Obama is in the White House, there’s no way to generate sufficient rage to propel progrtard candidates to run progtard campaigns.

Besides, it really wasn’t supposed to go down this way.  Obama’s election meant that liberals could finally be themselves.  They could enact the whole raft of lefty fever-dreams and get away with it because the American public had finally come to love the Euro-douche nanny state.  In the liberal mind, Barack Obama and a large Democrat legislative majority was a signal to shed the last scraps of moderation they’d been hiding behind. 

The dream was that a Russ Feingold could make a 2010 campaign where he vociferously bragged about passing ObamaCare, repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and socializing vast swaths of the automotive industry.  That…um…didn’t exactly work out.  Instead, Feingold and the rest of the Donkey-Punchers have once again had to don the imagery and tone of a mushy soft spoken moderate in the thin hope of retaining their congressional seats. 

This has got to be a total left-wing buzzkill.      

Contrast all that with the tone of Allen West in this clip.  Yeah, this is a stump speech, not a campaign ad.  But it still bears examination.

I’m not really noticing any hushed mincing cowardly talk out of West.  He’s hella stoked for a fight against Alcee Hastings, John Lewis and Barack Obama.  This is a man who doesn’t have to take cover behind moderation.  He’s a loud-n-proud conservative.  Bear this in mind:   West is running in a traditionally Democrat district that has voted the Donkey-Puncher candidate in the last three presidential elections, exactly the kind of district that was supposed to go full-on lip-lock with Obama-style liberalism.  Instead, Allen West is running a surprisingly competitive race and could pull out a strong win.

That’s pretty amazing when you think about it.

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Delaware Senate 2010-Are We Still Fighting Over This?

Posted by KingShamus on September 20, 2010

I must not have been paying that much attention this weekend. It was my understanding that the conservative blogosphere had pretty much gotten over itself on last week’s O’Donnell/Castle co-ed intramural food fight. Seems I was mistaken.

But here, let Professor Jacobson layeth the smack down right now.

The woman (at the time, a young woman)[O'Donnell] went on MTV and Maher and who knows where else, and said somethings that she would not say now. For that sin you are ready to toss her overboard so that you can declare yourselves to have been wiser than the unwashed voters who elected her in the primary?

And we call the Democrats elitist snobs? Stop being so damn selfish. November is not about who was right or wrong in the primaries. If Castle had won, O’Donnell supporters would have rallied around him, or at least kept their mouths shut.

Look, we can all wring our hands about the imperfections of Candidate Christine O’Donnell. She’s got some tough baggage that has to be dealt with very quickly if she is to win. Yes, it would’ve been nice if we had been able to see some of these not-so-flattering details before the primary. All that and more is true. But you know who else has debilitating faults?

Chris “Bearded Marxist” Coons.

Chris “Dingy Harry’s Pet” Coons.

Chris “I Never Saw A Tax Hike I Didn’t Slobber Over In Teenage Moon-Eyed Lust” Coons.

I mean, really now. Coons is unacceptable. That’s the guy we gotta keep away from the Senate. That’s the fight we need to be having right now. No matter how emotionally satisfying it mighjt be right now, this extracurricular nonsense really isn’t helping our Election Day results.

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The Florida Senate Race Has Taken A Turn

Posted by KingShamus on September 19, 2010

Daniel Foster over at The Corner has some details:

In a new press release, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has taken its first swipe at independent Charlie Crist: [Ed.-blahblahblahstupidDonkeyPuncherpressreleaseblablahblah, I'm not quoting it, tough shit if you don't like it]

…That the DSCC has taken the kid gloves off as Crist’s poll numbers slide suggests they’ve written him off, and are now concerned with peeling off some of the Democrats and independents currently backing backing Crist — votes Meek will need if he is to stand any chance in November.

Heh.

Charlie Crist is officially no longer of any use to anybody.  The Florida GOP figured out that CC was a tax-and-spend RINO.  Now Democrats realize they can’t wield him like an ax to cleave off Rubio votes.  In fact, they need Crist to spit the bit and give up his voters in order to make Kendrick Meek competitive.  Florida Democrats who backed Crist as a stalking horse candidate to burn Rubio now have to tear down the candidate they tried to construct out of bullshit  and ill-placed hope.

Isn’t that just…wonderful?

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The RINO-Less Than Useless

Posted by KingShamus on September 18, 2010

Matt over at the Conservative Hideout finds us some infuriating data:

Since the inception of this blog, we’ve covered the evil, black hearted creature known as the RINO.  Showing loyalty only to themselves, RINOS, when rejected by the electorate, blame others, attack the winner, endorse the Democrat, or run as an independent.  And since they tend not to win, it has to be seen as spite.  For some background, here is an oft quoted selection from Redstate.

In Michigan’s 7th Congressional District, conservative Tim Walberg challenged the very liberal Joe Schwartz in the 2006 Republican Primary and won. Walberg went on to win the general election.

In 2008, Schwartz endorsed Democrat Mark Schauer and Shauer used that endorsement to squeak out a win in this +2 Republican District.

In Maryland 1, conservative physician and state senator Andy Harris ran in the Republican Primary against Wayne Gilchrist. Harris defeated Gilchrist only to see Gilchrist throw his support to Democrat Frank Kratovil, who won with 49.12% of the vote.

In Arizona 5, conservative David Schweikert won the Republican nomination, but then lost to liberal Democrat Harry Mitchell. Why? Schweikert’s primary opponent refused to help him and sat on his hands rather than help Schweikert pick up his opponent’s primary support.

In Alabama 2, Jay Love beat Harri Anne Smith in the Republican Primary and ran against Bobby Bright in an R +16 district. Smith endorsed the Democrat and Bright went on to win 50.23% of the vote.

In New York 23, the liberal Dede Scozzafava drops out and instead of supporting the guy the GOP crawls on bended knee to, she endorses the Democrat.

If I quote this one more time, I think I owe Erick Erickson one of my kidneys.

Dude.

I knew the RINOs were the petulant spoil-sport teenagers of the GOP caucus, but my God, when you see it all laid out like that, it’s amazing.  Amazingly aggravating.

I read somewhere (can’t remember where–sorry, my bad) that one of the reasons rank-n-file Republicans should support RINOs is that if GOPers don’t do that, the RINOs will bolt the party. 

That’s absurdity on stilts, covered in dogshit and oven-roasted in pure fucking fail.

Supporting a RINO to keep them placated is sorta like a pro-choicer saying that we should fund Planned Parenthood or else they’ll really go nuts and kill even more babies.  I don’t think the GOP should let their party be taken hostage like this.  Frankly, most RINOs are no damn good on any issue. 

The defenders of the moderate Republicans will whine that at least a RINO is fiscally conservative.  Fine.  Prove it.

Mike Castle voted for the House version of Cap-n-Tax, a government boondoggle that will cost a family of four $1800 a year in higher energy costs with a rising price tag every year.  Arnold Schwarzenegger can’t find a balanced California state budget if it bit him in his fully armored very tough hyper-alloy combat chassis.  Charlie Crist was all for the Porkulus disaster before he was conveniently against it. 

Far from being some kind of principled fiscal disciplinarian, the average RINO is a wannabe Democrat with the occasional conservative fig-leaf thrown on for cover.  If conservatives could reasonably expect RINOs to stand strong on spending and big government, you could argue for giving them nominations.  Time and time again, we see fake Republicans relying on absolutely indefensible statist policies to buck up their ‘bipartisan/socially moderate’ bona fides.

Why should rank-and-file righties have to support ‘electable’ RINOs like Lisa Murcccccccowski, Arlen Specter or Dede Scozzafava when they get absolutely nothing from them in return?  Conservatives don’t get their social issue concerns addressed by RINOs.  But the GOP can’t get RINOs to pass legislation that cuts the size of government, shrinks the deficit, addresses runaway entitlements or cuts taxes either. 

I don’t know about ya’all but I’d say the RINOs have been taking the GOP for a ride for too damn long already.  It’s time to kick the dirt off of our shoulder.

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Congratulations to Christine O’Donnell

Posted by KingShamus on September 15, 2010

Some celebrations are in order.  Here’s the great RS McCain on the scene.

So yeah, Team O’Donnell is pretty stoked about their victory. That’s cool. But there seems to be an Eeyorite that’s done gone and crashed the RINO-Killer Fest. 

And at last, here’s the call: The AP says O’Donnell wins. Says pollster Mark Blumenthal, “And just like that, #DESen goes from Strong Rep to Strong Dem.” I sincerely hope I’m wrong about her and that she pulls it off in November; election night will be great in any event, but it’d be fun to roll Humpbot out to celebrate victory in Delaware. For Castle fans/grudging supporters, the silver lining here is that GOP turnout in Delaware was way, way higher than Democratic turnout — which isn’t surprising given that Coons had no competition, but might spook the Dems at least into spending a bunch of money in the state. Every dollar burned there is a dollar denied to a Democrat elsewhere, so if she pulls a second upset, it’s a double win. If not, well, you were warned.

I get what AP’s saying here. The problem is that after a certain point, the bets-hedging can get annoying.

Is O’Donnell everything we wish she could be? No. Her position on masturbation is a little…ummm…weird. The fact that she even has a position on masturbation is even more bizarre.

Then again, Reagan was old in 1980 and could look like a doddering retiree at times. Politics is rarely about completely jaw-droppingly spectacular candidates-unless you’re a Democrat enthralled by a secular Messiah figure propped up by the lamestream media. Most of the time, we go to war with imperfect vessels for candidates and muddle through as best we can.

What if O’Donnell loses? Well, that depends. If she loses a close, hard-fought campaign to Coons, it’ll be depressing, but it won’t be the end of the world. More importantly, in that scenario the Democrats would have to dump loads of money into the Coons campaign to drag his ass over the finish line. That’s money that could’ve been spent elsewhere.

Delaware is supposed to be a deep blue state. The Donkey-Punchers shouldn’t have to spend dollars there. Money is a finite resource. What is spent in the First State can’t be spent elsewhere. If O’Donnell loses, but forces the Coons Kids and the rest of the Dems to bleed funds in that fight, that might be good enough to secure major victories in other states. That in turn would make O’Donnell’s Senate run well worth the pain.

Also, nobody has exactly squared this circle for me: Scott Brown had no chance of winning a deep blue state’s Senate seat. Until he somehow did just that.

What got conservatives so stoked for Scott Brown–a Northeast RINO type–but not for O’Donnell? They’re both longshot candidates. They both faced uphill battles in Democratic territory. Why can’t O’Donnell pull this off?

Here’s Melissa Clouthier kickin’ it with the realness:

Bingo.

The fact of the matter is that the Tea Party folks have shown remarkable political discipline since their arrival on the scene. They helped get a moderate like Scott Brown elected, which shows that they can manage the art of pragmatism when they have to.

Hey, they might’ve made a mistake by backing O’Donnell over Castle. We’ll find out relatively soon. The thing is, the TP’s track record has been better than the national GOPs at getting halfway decent conservatives in a position to win big elections.

If the GOP bigshots had their way, Charlie Crist would be the Republican Senate candidate in Florida. Would Crist have won? Probably, but then we’d be stuck with a more melanin-enriched John McLame douchenozzle for the next six years. The Tea Party got behind Marco Rubio and has put him in a place where he can win this thing. What would you rather have: a RINO Crist or actual-factual conservative Rubio? The question answers itself.

The Tea Party folks are going to make mistakes. They’re going to back the wrong horse every once in a while. If we’re trying to just get people with R’s next to their name into office, we can do that, but there’s no point if they’re just going to constantly bite us in the ass.

Exit question: What are the short term and long term goals of conservatives? Are we happy with any random dude being in office if he’s from the correct party? Or do we want to move the GOP, and thus the political center of gravity, to the Right in a meaningful way?

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Barbara Boxer-Obnoxious, Ultra-Liberal…and Unethical

Posted by KingShamus on September 8, 2010

Barbara Boxer is a long-time California senator. She’s in a tough battle with Republican Carly Fiorina in this year’s mid-term elections. She could really use some good press at the moment.

Guess this isn’t exactly what she had in mind.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, has paid some $30,000 since 2004 for the endorsement of embattled Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) in the context of a scheme that critics charge is unethical and amounts to Waters using her political station to benefit her family members.

According to the Washington Times, Waters “has turned political endorsements into a family business, using federal election laws to charge California candidates and political causes to include their names as her personal picks on a sample ballot, or ‘slate mailer,’ she sends to as many as 200,000 South Central Los Angeles voters.”

The slate mailer business, it turns out, is run by Waters’ daughter, Karen, via her public relations firm. Records show that Karen Waters’ firm has been paid more than $350,000 since 2004, and has billed a further $82,000 since California’s June primary, for its services in this regard.

It is a scheme that has been criticized by good governance groups including the Sunlight Foundation and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

Of course, we all know this is a perfectly innocent transaction. After all, Maxine Waters has a sterling reputation when it comes to congressional ethics.

Waters intervened with the Treasury Department last year on behalf of a minority owned bank, OneUnited, in which her husband owned stock. He also served on its board.

Wait, what’s the opposite of sterling?

Remember back in 2006, when the Democrats and their propaganda wing (AKA the Lamestream Media) cried and pissed and moaned about the ‘culture of corruption’ created by those evil ReThuglicans?  Four years later and these same Donkey-Punchers…you know-the ones who promised open honest clean government…have made the old GOP/K Street axis of weasel look like a Cub Scout meeting.

I mean, there were Republicans that were pretty nasty; I’m looking at you Duke Cunningham, Bob Ney and Mark Foley.  But compare those shining stars of GOP malfeasance to shit like the Cornhusker Kickback or the Louisiana Purchase.   There’s no comparison.   The Democrats have taken political dickbaggery to American Express Black levels of cynicism and corruption.

Even better, we now get two doe-eyed idealistic California dreamers-Babs Boxer and Maxine Waters-wrapped up in an endorsement purchasing scheme.  You couldn’t have scripted it any better.  The head of a Senate ethics watchdog committee buying political tongue-baths from one of the sleaziest members of the House of Representin’.  Perfect.

If the Republicans in 2006 simply had to be kicked out of Congress, if they were so morally decrepit and ethically challenged, then what the hell are the Democrats in 2010?

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What Needs To Be Done In November

Posted by KingShamus on August 21, 2010

Ace of Spades has a seering lesson for us as we get closer to the most crucial midterm elections in 20 years.   

For forty years liberals operated under a rule: “Don’t scare the bear.” The bear was the American electorate, skeptical of liberalism and hostile to socialism. So every liberal had to be afraid of the bear, approach it gingerly, be well-behaved, make small movements only.

For ten years, since 2000, liberal activists have been agitating for full-throated, unapologetic liberalism. In 2008, they got their wish — they elected the most socialist president in history and their Congress then became the most socialist congress ever.

 Now: They think there is no more rule “don’t scare the bear.” They have done everything possible to wake and rouse and agitate the bear.

The bear has two responses now:

1. It goes back to sleep.

2. It tears their fucking faces off and leaves them maimed for life.

If it does 1, they will continue with their shrill socialist takeover.

If the bear does 2, they will never dream of doing this again… or at least for thirty years, which is about how long it took them to forget the lessons of Carter and McGovern.

Either way, liberals will be taught a lesson this year.

This man speaks the truth.

Don’t get it twisted.  Few things in politics are permanently ‘settled’.  Alcoholic prohibition and black slavery are pretty much done in American life.  However, almost everything else is still fair game. 

You wouldn’t think that, but look at the civic life we lead.  Something as blaze-orange-in-a-lime-green-forest obvious as the Second Amendment and the individual right to keep and bear arms is endlessly debated.  Not only do people constantly look at whether gun rights apply to individuals, but the Second Amendment can muster only 5-4 decision when brought before the Supreme Court.  We’re talking about something written into the founding document of our government, not some rinky-dink state or federal statute.

When Ace talks about crushing the Left’s electoral hopes in November, he admits that this is not a permanent fix.  If things go to plan, it will only cause the statist caucus to back off, not go away completely.

But, here’s the cool part:  How bad we embarrass the Democrats in November determines how long they’ll remain docile.  If we just give them a slap on the wrist, they’ll be back in a few years.  Barack Obama and his Marxoid Congress of Crapulence will be a vaguely unpleasant little moment that the Donkey-Punchers will be hustling down the memory hole post haste.  Meanwhile, they’ll be pushing the latest Daily Kos-approved presidential candidate peddling more socialist nonsense.

Instead of that utterly demoralizing thought, here’s a better idea:  Wipe the Democrats off the political map.

But KingShamus, you ask, how do we do that?

As Ace advocates, we should pile on as hard as we possibly can.  If you live in a ‘safe’ GOP district, make sure it’s safe by 15-25 points at least.   Ain’t no half-steppin gonna cut the mustard here.  No 50.1%-49.9% squeaker margins will do in these cases.  Let whatever luckless brainless Democrat the Donks put up against the Republican know that he got his ass handed to him by the public on Election Day.  Better still, make whatever statist shitbag that decides to run in your district in 2012 knows that they’ve got a nearly impossible battle to fight in the next election cycle.  “Oh, you can run in this congressional district, Mr. 2012 Democrat.  Go right ahead and run right into the teeth of our guy’s 70% victory in 2010.  I’ll get my popcorn.”

Even better than that would be if we can eradicate some Democrat seats in their so-called safe districts.  In every election, we always hear the same old conventional wisdom from the same old lamestream media.  They haughtily intone that there are many safe seats for the Democrats, so the Donks have a floor that they can’t fall through.  I say to hell with that.

I know a lot of districts have been gerrymandered all to shit.  I realize the power of long term incumbency is often tough to beat.  But if ever there was a year where those things are going to be easier to overcome it’s this year, when Congress is at 75% disapproval.  Republicans should find Democrat districts in blue states that are vulnerable and attack the shit out of them.   

Speaking of which, here’s Sissy Willis with a great piece about Sean Bielat, the man running against the embodiment of comatose liberal activism, Barney Frank.

 “You can call me Congressman,” quipped Barney Frank challenger Sean Bielat when we asked permission to call him “Sean” during a cordial and informative phone interview yesterday. Incumbent Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee since 2007 and enthroned upon the “Frank Seat” (MA-4) for nearly 30 years, has grown politically fat and perhaps campaign lazy after decades in office without a serious opponent. We hear he’s been looking over his shoulder, polling the popularity of our man Sean since April, when Bielat’s RetireBarney campaign started building up steam. And Barney — May we call you Barney? — has started attacking his challenger by name, the surest sign that he’s taking Bielat’s candidacy seriously. 

Another sign that Bawwwny Fwank could be in trouble?  Scott Brown won the 4th congressional district back in 2009 when he swept into” Ted Kennedy’s” Senate seat.  The demographics of the district look very do-able as well. 

Let a tired old socialist bull from a formerly reliable Democrat district like Barney Frank get kicked out of Congress and it would be a big deal.  Let a number of the same types of crusty left-wing dickbags from blue areas get sent packing and it would be revolutionary.

Finally, you know what would really freak out Democrats?  If they could no longer claim that there are only white GOPer’s. 

The Hip-Hop Republican has a list of minority candidates.  Let’s take a gander at a few of these folks.

Allen West?  Conservative. 

Jaime Herrera?  Conservative.

Dr. Deborah Honeycutt?  Conservative. 

Marco Rubio?  Conservatives.

Isaac Hayes?  Conservative.  

Charles Djou?  Conservative.

Michel Faulkner?  Conservative.

Nikki Haley?  Conservative.

I know I’ve been riding this hobby-horse an awful lot lately, but I cannot stress it enough.  If Republicans support and elect non-white candidates, it would be great on many levels.  Just one of the really good things?  It would punch Democrats right where it hurts: their reliance on racial divisions and Balkanization to wedge minority voters away from their natural partisan leanings.

For decades, the Donkey-Punchers have relied on the fact that non-white voters have been too intimidated by Democrat fear-mongering to vote for Republicans.  Imagine a political setting where a stand-up man like Allen West could forcefully and credibly argue that conservative positions are not only not racist, but they will be a boon to black folks.  Think about the possibility of Nikki Haley talking to her fellow Americans about her personal journey and her common sensical views about race and religion.  Ponder the notion of Marco Rubio being able to discuss with Hispanics and non-Hispanics alike the necessity of border enforcement.

Such an environment would open up vast swaths of the electorate to conservative ideals that once could not be cracked by Republicans of the past.  The Democrats fear minorities clambering out of the nanny-state plantations they’ve erected.  If blacks, Hispanics and Asians have smart conservatives from their ethnicity to look at as role models, the idea of conservative minorities would not seem so absurd anymore.  In fact, within a short time it would be seen as a perfectly rational choice instead of the near race-betrayal that it’s viewed as in some circles.

What a mortal wound that would be for Democrats, who’ve invested so much time and energy making free-market constitutionalist positions seem evil for non-whites, to have to actually defend their loathsome paternalistic socialism on the merits, not just on racial fear.

Make no mistake.  This is an uphill climb.  Even though Obama and the Democrats have presented us with a target-rich political milieu, it’s still up to the rank-and-file to take full advantage of this moment.  If left to their own devices, the GOP would twiddle their thumbs and fritter this opportunity away, so let’s make sure they don’t do that.  As Ace suggests, the Democrats will learn a lesson this fall.  If we do this right, the teachable moments we give to th Donkeys in November will help to kill the socialist project.

Pile on, conservatives.  Pile on hard, early, often and in all the many splendidly painful ways you can dream up.

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Mark Halperin=Bad Advice Giver-Upper

Posted by KingShamus on August 16, 2010

Listen to this man at your peril, Republicans.

Yes, Republicans, you can take advantage of this heated circumstance, backed by the families of the 9/11 victims, in their most emotional return to the public stage since 2001. 
 
But please don’t do it. There are a handful of good reasons to oppose allowing the Islamic center to be built so close to Ground Zero, particularly the family opposition and the availability of other, less raw locations. But what is happening now — the misinformation about the center and its supporters; the open declarations of war on Islam on talk radio, the Internet and other forums; the painful divisions propelled by all the overheated rhetoric — is not worth whatever political gain your party might achieve.

Here’s Mark Halperin’s argument boiled down to it’s essence: “Hey right-wing bitter-clingers, you’re a bunch of troglodyte assholes for even thinking meanie-weanie thoughts about the Ground Zero Mosque.  You’re also going to win big in November, but pretty-please with sprinkles on top don’t mention the mosque, because then you might win too much for my tastes.”

Well, here’s my response to that:  EAT ME, MARK HALPERIN.

Hapless Halperin is such a typical elitist mediocrity.  Daddy Halperin was a far-Left Soviet apologist and sonny-boy Mark followed his father into the media-government complex.  He’s also the guy that gave the MSM game away in 2004 by telling his ABC News pals to go after Bush in the election.  Now he’s schooling the GOP on what they should be doing for the fall elections.  That’s just a little presumptuous.

As Robert Stacy McCain has said many times, you can’t let your enemies determine who you should have for a friend.  A corollary rule to The Other McCain’s maxim is that you can’t let your enemies dictate what tactics you can use in the fight against them.

Here’s the great thing about the GOP being against the Ground Zero Mosque.  It’s the politically popular move and it’s the right thing to do.  Letting some jock-sniffing liberal whiner tell conservatives and Republicans what their tactics should be is monumentally stupid.

Which means that the Maine Sisters, Lindsey Graham and at least five other RINO dickbreaths are creaming their jeans just thinking about doing just what Mark Halperin is telling them to do.          

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Cool News-Obama’s reverse Midas Touch in full effect

Posted by KingShamus on August 2, 2010

Let’s take a trip down memory lane.

January 25th, 2010:

The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.

Georgia, Now:

Georgia’s most prominent Democrat will be nowhere near Barack Obama when the president comes to Atlanta on Monday.

Former Gov. Roy Barnes’ campaign said it was simply a matter of conflicting schedules as Barnes tries to catch the attention of voters more than 100 miles away in southern Georgia and ultimately win his old job back…

“Among white independent voters in Georgia – which Barnes needs – he (Obama) is pretty unpopular,” Emory University political science professor Alan Abramowitz said. “Barnes needs to stay away.”

Texas, Now:

When President Barack Obama visits Texas on Aug. 9, the state’s top-tier Democratic candidate, gubernatorial nominee Bill White, will likely be miles away, reaching out to voters in Johnson County near Fort Worth.

Another Democratic hopeful for statewide office, Austin attorney Hector Uribe, says he’ll be focused on his bid to unseat Republican Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson. Barbara Radnofsky, the Democrats’ nominee for attorney general, says she too will be preoccupied with campaigning and has no plans to attend an Obama event…

“In Texas, Obama, in terms of his favorability rating is no better than 40 [percent],” says Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. “Unfavorable would be in the mid-50s. So that’s the background context against which Texas politicians decide whether to be seen with Obama in his upcoming fundraising trip.”

You got him, Donkey-Punchers. Now you’re gonna have to die with him.

Seriously, Barack Obama has got some seriously overinflated ego issues. If you’re gonna talk greasey, bragging that you’re gonna keep the big bad Republicans out of power, you’d better be able to do it. If the President really was St. Barry the Magic Majority Keeper, Democrats wouldn’t be avoiding Obama like AIDS-infected chlamydia.

This doesn’t mean the GOP should get comfy. Save the victory parades for after the actual victory. But what this means to me is that there is blood in the water. If the grassroots conservatives have any sort of killer instincts, they’d be gearing up to make the major push necessary to take back the House and Senate.

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