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Hey… 14 October 2010

Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
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President Barack Obama meets with advisors prior to a bilateral meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón of Colombia at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Image: White House flickr

Don’t look at me… it’s an official WH photo, taken by the Official WH Photog, Pete Souza. And they put it on their Flickr page.

I mean, you have to wonder.

From a gallery at Business Insider:   “Here’s what Obama was really up to the past two weeks”.

Watch the PR Pretzel spin thru the past two weeks.

*****

Boychick in the promised land was at MTV today.  Really, no words… well, then again, I will toss this out:

HOW’S THAT VOTE WORKING FOR YOU?  It worked for Obama.  For you too?

Q: I voted for you in the last election based on your alleged commitment to equality for all Americans, gay and straight, and I wanted to know where you stood on “don’t ask, don’t tell.” I know that you’ve mentioned that you want the Senate to repeal it before you do it yourself. My question is you as the president can sort of have an executive order that ends it once and for all, as Harry — as Truman did for the integration of the military in ‘48. So I wonder why don’t you do that if this is a policy that you’re committed to ending.

THE PRESIDENT: First of all, I haven’t “mentioned” that I’m against “don’t ask, don’t ask” — I have said very clearly, including in a State of the Union address, that I’m against “don’t ask, don’t tell” and that we’re going to end this policy. That’s point No. 1.

Point No. 2, the difference between my position right now and Harry Truman’s was that Congress explicitly passed a law that took away the power of the executive branch to end this policy unilaterally. So this is not a situation in which with a stroke of a pen I can simply end the policy.

Now, having said that, what I have been able to do is for the first time get the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mike Mullen, to say he thinks the policy should end. The secretary of defense has said he recognizes that the policy needs to change. And we, I believe, have enough votes in the Senate to go ahead and remove this constraint on me, as the House has already done, so that I can go ahead and end it.

Now, we recently had a Supreme Court — a district court case that said, “don’t ask, don’t tell” is unconstitutional. I agree with the basic principle that anybody who wants to serve in our armed forces and make sacrifices on our behalf, on behalf of our national security, anybody should be able to serve. And they shouldn’t have to lie about who they are in order to serve.

And so we are moving in the direction of ending this policy. It has to be done in a way that is orderly, because we are involved in a war right now. But this is not a question of whether the policy will end. This policy will end and it will end on my watch. But I do have an obligation to make sure that I am following some of the rules. I can’t simply ignore laws that are out there. I’ve got to work to make sure that they are changed.

Yes, let’s be orderly.  And let’s be obligated.  And let’s follow some of the rules.  (Which ones?)

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1. marisacat - 14 October 2010

Sounds like it may have been Limp v Lame in the Desert.

No Rumble.

waaaaaaaaaaa

Where was the Everlast Outfit?

[A]ngle repeatedly found herself in verbal cul-de-sacs which she only escaped by returning to well-rehearsed talking points – all the while blurring over some of her controversial statements or ignoring questions about them altogether.

Reid was also inarticulate, frequently using the parlance of the Senate and offering kind words about former President George W. Bush and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia—hardly the way to motivate his Democratic base.

Even more puzzling, with the polls deadlocked and his career on the line, the four-term senator largely avoided engaging Angle. For a hard-nosed politician who prides himself on his youthful boxing exploits, he threw surprisingly few punches. …

laugh laugh laugh… and laugh some more…

Discussing the policy on gays in the military, Reid said: “I would respectfully suggest to my opponent that she simply doesn’t understand what went on in Washington.” [LOL ---Mcat]

The sole debate of the campaign came at a pivotal time. A new Mason-Dixon poll released Thursday showed Angle with a two-point advantage, within the margin of error.

But Reid’s advisers are confident that their well-oiled field operation, combined with a handful of third-party candidates and a “none of the above” option on the ballot, will give them the edge.

Early voting here starts Saturday

BooHooHooMan - 15 October 2010

Where was the Everlast Outfit?

Evidently straaaatched over Harry’s pasty little pot belly , the elastic band of his pink satin trunks reaching, oh, up around armpit level.

Jeezis. And how pathetic is this?

But Reid’s advisers are confident that their well-oiled field operation,
:lol: { Schumer and the DSCC!!???
Got your back, Harry! Count on US!}

…combined with a handful of third-party candidates and a “none of the above” option on the ballot, will give them the edge.

Cue ghostown score at the end of this flick.

marisacat - 15 October 2010

Can it get more pathetic.

Maybe Mama Obama can pray for him, that the spirits be clean. Or whatever that drivel was she shoveled.

BooHooHooMan - 15 October 2010

Well even God can’t stop a man who wants to make a sun dress out of his Everlasts.
That’s for the voters to decide.
God’s Plan and all..LOL.

2. marisacat - 14 October 2010

Might as well laugh:

[F]rom the start, Obama has been surprised by all sorts of challenges that have made it hard for him to govern — not just the big problems that he knew about, like the economy and the wars, but also the myriad little ones that hindered his progress, like one nominee after another brought down by unpaid taxes.

Obama trusted his judgment and seemed to have assumed that impressive people in his own party must have a certain basic sense of integrity — and that impressive people in the other party must want to work with him.

As long as they are so impressed with one another… who cares if the country goes to hell in a speed boat.

Good lord.

From that all too famous NYT Magazine article by Peter Baker.

3. BooHooHooMan - 15 October 2010

That pic up top?

“Puppet in Silhouette”

marisacat - 15 October 2010

limp wrist pupppettt.

They need a photo editor.

4. BooHooHooMan - 15 October 2010

Shitheel Obama’s Shitheel Car Czar RATTNER, who entered and exited the Detroit bailout scene quicker than a premature ejaculater on meth…

has just about inked a deal with the SEC – over his looting the New York State Pension Fund.

Pennies on the dollar 6 mil plus suspension for two years (his minions will have to – LOL – really earn their pay now during Stevie’s timeout). All but wrapped with a bow, tho “State Regulators” – read Cuomo’s campaign – wants to weigh in with their “concerns”. :roll:

::
And in other touching stories of repentance from the
New York Jewish Fellahs Who Loot, Plunder, and, ah , WALK , shall we say, Front?

This last one is particularly funny given the not-so fleet footed alter boy who got 15.

New York broker who ran $66M Ponzi gets probation
By Bloomberg News

September 26, 2010 6:01 am ET

A New York man has received five years’ probation for defrauding his customers of more than $66 million that they thought was invested in the foreign-exchange market and instead was spent on art and an Aston Martin car.
:shock: {You mean you DIDN’T Want me to have the car?!??
It was your retirement?? Who knew? -> GMAFB. -BHHM}

Bradley D. Eisner was sentenced last week :lol: by U.S. District Court Judge Dora Irizarry in the Eastern District of New York. He pleaded guilty in July 2008 after turning himself in and cooperating with the government.

“This is an extraordinary case,” the judge said. “But for Mr. Eisner coming forward, we wouldn’t be sitting here today.”

Michael R. MacCaull, Mr. Eisner’s partner at Razor FX, was sentenced in March to 15 years and eight months.

Mr. MacCaull, who also pleaded guilty in the Razor FX case, spent 13 months in prison after pleading guilty in 2001 in a crackdown on Sterling Foster & Co. Inc., a defunct boiler room firm that manipulated stock prices. He is in federal prison.

Mr. Eisner and Mr. MacCaull, both 38, pretended to be investing in the spot foreign-exchange market while they retained most investor funds for their own use, according to prosecutors. The Ponzi scheme operated between January 2001 and January 2008, according to prosecutors.

“This is an extraordinary sentence in a case that is obviously quite unique, and I commend the court for rewarding the defendant for having the courage to stop a massive fraud simply because he didn’t want to be a criminal,” Mr. Eisner’s lawyer Benjamin Brafman said after the hearing.…….

ETC.

BooHooHooMan - 15 October 2010

Some background on the Eisner MacCaull scam….
the one, LOL, of late.

MacCaull already did time for over Sterling Foster.. Which rung a bellGood thing nobody from Jersey like Toricelli ever got mixed up in THAT.

This, From some 2001 market shill journo piece of The System Works™ variety.. LOL. Offering then how a 200 million heist was a stunning fraud.

When Bad Scams Go Good

The scorecard of deceit in the Sterling Foster affair is simply stunning: Nearly $200 million in investor losses, :lol: a scam that involved three brokerage firms, scores of rogue stock brokers, and 11 tainted initial public offerings. The scam was so infamous it served as some of the inspiration for the movie “Boiler Room,” last year’s (2000) big-screen flick about small-time stock manipulators.

The Sterling Foster affair even caused some headaches for a rising national political star. In March 1996, Sen. Robert Torricelli, a New Jersey Democrat who was then a U.S. representative, made a $52,000 one-day profit in one of the manipulated stocks. A blind trust established by Torricelli to manage his investments quickly bought and sold shares in Compare Generiks on the stock’s first day of trading.

Too funny. How Quaint. The Good Old Daze.

marisacat - 15 October 2010

oh what bullshit. She should have also used “historic” and “unprecedented”. After Eisner was a criminal for years, he cut some very magnanimous deal. Money was involved, I would just make a wild guess.

marisacat - 15 October 2010

on Rattner…

AND, somehow, he got a book deal out of it too, his short turn in the WH.

Pretty amazing in a way…

diane - 15 October 2010

That name,Razor FX, about sums it up …

Sums it up for the lurid crop of sidewinders entrenched in that industry, where folks like Den of Theives, “junk bond king” star, Michael Milken, can be “reborn” looters, over and over again in “America,” land of the morally upright.

“America,” where senator’s husbands can hold seminars for reborn, Milken,’s global, looter conventions (oh, and mark that calendar for the May 2011 Annual Milkin Institute Global Conference) on how to make millions from “Americans” losing their homes?

This session convenes leaders in the real estate industry and the capital markets for an off-the-record roundtable discussion. It has been a grueling two years for real estate — but as we emerge from the Great Recession, many avenues for opportunity are presenting themselves, from buying distressed CMBS to purchasing FDIC assets to executing on loan-to-own strategies.

….

and make a mockery (along with a $$$$$fortune) of Institutes of “Higher” Learning.

diane - 15 October 2010

sorry, I fucked up my commas, should be:

“America,” where senator’s husbands can hold seminars for reborn Milken’s, global, looter conventions …

5. marisacat - 15 October 2010

awwww. He loves us. “Inflation is too low”… that’s rich. His adminstration planned on two years running of no COLA raise, as of early 2009. Plus, everything, absolutely everything has gone up. UP.

Lipless speaks for Lifeless (that would be Ob)

‘STRUGGLES': White House press secretary Robert Gibbs released this statement after the Social Security Administration announced inflation was too low to justify an increase in benefits:

“Many seniors are struggling in the face of the economic downturn, having seen their savings fall. Today’s news that the Social Security Administration will for a second year not provide a cost of living adjustment for social security benefits highlights these struggles. The President will renew his call for a $250 Economic Recovery Payment to our seniors this year, as well as to veterans and people with disabilities. Last year, under the Recovery Act, 56 million people benefited from the first Economic Recovery Payment — including about 50 million Social Security beneficiaries. We’re grateful that Speaker Pelosi has indicated she will bring the new Economic Recovery Payment to a vote and we urge members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to support our seniors, veterans and others with disabilities who depend on these benefits.”

diane - 15 October 2010

isn’t it rich?

….

but where are the clowns?

6. marisacat - 15 October 2010

Late Great State of California.

[D]uring the last debate Meg Whitman showed how “populist” she was by bragging she’d campaigned “out there” three or four times a week and had spoken to a truck driver.

Presumably this was more often than Jerry Brown. Jerry did nothing for months –relying on name recognition and old standby contributors–teachers and public employee unions.

Meg relied on the vast pile of money she’d siphoned off her E-bay fencing operation [love that!! -- Mcat] and fat cat peers who expect to benefit with tax breaks. The moment the debate ended TV viewers were assaulted by strident ads making precisely these points–Meg portrayed with piles of cash and laid off employees, Jerry the professional politician beholden to public worker unions.

Not the slightest indication of any “real” support for either: no student groups, no community organizations, no grass roots whatsoever.

How different this election would have been if Jerry Brown had built his campaign around a voter registration drive. …

Well… Jerry was never never never going to do anything so pro active. So alive. Register voters??? Mon dieu. Non.

Gray Davis ran as far from Jerry Brown as he could get “Gray Davis –Always for the death penalty” was his slogan. Only to be recalled and replaced by Schwarzenegger who ran into precisely the same deadlocked and stalemated Sacramento and watched his popularity sink to zero despite the smile and the muscles.

Davis was elected by 35 per cent of eligible voters—the same percentage as the recall and replacement with Schwarzenegger. …

hmm I have read that Villaraigosa, Los Angeles mayor, was elected with 18%, eighteen percent, of the eligible to register voters participaing….

Bradley, the black mayor of LA in the 70s, had been elected with something closer to 70% of eligible voters participating.. (iirc).

7. catnip - 15 October 2010

Obamalama:

Now, having said that, what I have been able to do is for the first time get the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mike Mullen, to say he thinks the policy should end.

So, what he’s saying is that if it weren’t for him, Mullen would have lied under oath in the hearing?

Madman in the Marketplace - 16 October 2010

*** pounding head on desk ***

8. marisacat - 15 October 2010

Geesh… what a mess…

LAT

Stepping up the Obama administration’s opposition to Proposition 19, the nation’s top law enforcement official promised to “vigorously enforce” federal drug laws against Californians who grow or sell marijuana for recreational use even if voters pass the legalization measure.

U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder’s response to the initiative comes as the administration has been under pressure to campaign against it more forcefully. Last week, Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, chided the Obama administration for not doing enough to defeat it. And last month, nine former heads of the Drug Enforcement Administration publicly urged Holder to speak out.

In a letter sent Wednesday to the former DEA administrators, Holder wrote, “Let me state clearly that the Department of Justice strongly opposes Proposition 19. If passed, this legislation will greatly complicate federal drug enforcement efforts to the detriment of our citizens.”

…………………

catnip - 15 October 2010

Pre-emptive assholery. Charming.

marisacat - 15 October 2010

It will just make people madder, out here. The full article is very irritating. It also says the Feds have stopped harrassing and raiding Med MJ small growrs and outlets… which is not true. They are raided, harrassed and arrested (which does nto happen to the big illegal growers, from what I read, forfeit of product is the almost universal “penalty”) in quite a few counties. By sveral levels of local state AND Fed enforcement.

Geesh.

And i am not even, in all ways, that thrilled by “legalisation”… I think one reason it is so long in coming (not here yet) is all the big criminals are staking out their place, iside the new system.. More big grower, big plantation politics.

What a big huge mess.

Madman in the Marketplace - 16 October 2010

but wait … Mexico is decriminalizing not only marijuana, but other drugs as well, last year:

The Mexican legislature has voted quietly to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs. Past efforts have proved highly controversial, most recently three years ago, but President Felipe Calderón is expected to sign the bill into law this time.

His reasoning: It makes sense to distinguish between small-time users and big-time dealers, while re-targeting major crime-fighting resources away from the former and toward the latter and their drug-lord bosses.

“The important thing is … that consumers are not treated as criminals,” said Rafael Ruiz Mena, secretary general of the National Institute of Penal Sciences. “It is a public-health problem, not a penal problem.”

marisacat - 16 October 2010

He wants his cut from the drug cartels aligned with his government to stay the same, is my guess why he does nto want anything to change in Cali

Czechoslovakia has done the same, legalised in small amounts all drugs. But good luck finding anything at all online about it…

9. marisacat - 15 October 2010

Former San Jose Chief of Police Joseph McNamara said Friday that “Californians are not going to let politicians in Washington, DC tell them how to vote.”

McNamara’s statement, released by “Yes on 19,” comes in response to Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments that the DOJ will “vigorously enforce” federal drug laws even if Proposition 19 passes in California on November 2.

“As we saw with the repeal of alcohol prohibition, it takes action from the states to push the federal government to change its policies,” said McNamara.

“Passing Proposition 19 in California will undoubtedly kick start a national conversation about changing our country’s obviously failed marijuana prohibition policies,” he added. “If the federal government wants to keep fighting the nation’s failed ‘war on marijuana’ while we’re in the midst of a sagging economic recovery and two wars, it just proves that the establishment politicians’ priorities are wrongly focused on maintaining the status quo.”

McNamara, now a research fellow in drug policy at Stanford University, has argued that the 60 percent of the cash that supports violent drug cartels comes from the sale of illegal marijuana.

Huff Po

10. marisacat - 16 October 2010

In the wake of the Gulf oil spill:

[T]hey found Dr. Michael R. Harbut, a clinical professor of Internal Medicine and director of the Environmental Cancer Program at Wayne State University’s Karmanos Cancer Institute, board certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. And they found Metametrix, a lab to test their blood.

What they found in the blood tests was a stew of toxic chemicals directly associated with oil and gas production and the chemical dispersant Corexit, including ethylbenzene, xylenehigh and high levels of hexane, a hydrocarbon chiefly obtained by the refining of crude oil.

The long-term toxicity of hexane in humans is extensive peripheral nervous system failure. The initial symptoms are tingling and cramps in the arms and legs, followed by general muscular weakness. In severe cases, skeletal muscles atrophy and those exposed suffer a loss of coordination and vision problems, the very symptoms Ms. Young reported.

Town officials and even local doctors have tried to silence her and others who raise the health issue, worried that if news got out, it could hurt the local economy even more. But a group of local pharmacists started keeping diaries of people coming in with similar symptoms.

“There’s a core group of them that finally said, ‘Holy Cow,’ something’s going on,” she said. “They started listening to what we were saying. But we still couldn’t get a lot of help. We couldn’t get help from the local doctors because they didn’t know what to do.”

Early on, Ms. Young invited a crew from Bio-Cascade, air-pollution specialists out of New Jersey and Boston, to come down and test the air. She put them up in a house right on the beach.

On the third day John Vallier of Bio-Cascade woke up with a sore throat. He put the air monitoring machine on the deck and within 15 minutes it showed 110 parts per million of Volatile Organic Compounds in the air.

The crew quickly packed and said they would help from outside the vicinity of the bad air coming off the Gulf. It was striking how scared they were and how fast they got out of town, Ms. Young said, while EPA was downplaying the threat coming from its own air monitoring stations. ….

11. ts - 16 October 2010

I’m getting tired of waiting for November 2.

marisacat - 16 October 2010

:lol:

What???!!!!!!!!!!

You don’t appreciate the media countdown? 18, 16…. days to go.

Meanwhile, or so I hear, Wall St is all ready, set to go with newly installed Republican lobbyists.

Gotta grease the ever revolving door.

All the better for the new connections.

Etc.

12. marisacat - 16 October 2010

Think this will work as well as bitching and moaning about the Chamber of Commerze….

Nervous Democrats are grasping for a new message on their party’s health care reform bill:

Give us another shot, and we’ll get it right this time.

“I want to reform it and fix it and make sure that it works for small businesses and their families,” Alexi Giannoulias, the Democrat seeking President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat, said on “Meet the Press” on Sunday.

“If you can fix it — Democrats and Republicans agree on six or seven items — that’s a pretty darn good start,” West Virginia Gov. and Democratic Senate candidate Joe Manchin told Fox News on Monday. ….

Immediately re-reforming the failed reform.

That’ll sell.

Read more: People Mag Politico

13. diane - 16 October 2010

yeah….Hey!

…jeesh….waitin for that solar storm …to put a cog in the FINANCE/DEFENSE MACHINE …alas, but also hoping that it won’t put a cog in those humble places where folks are, despite the whoring of their vocations which has been done, …. attempting to ease a profound PAIN………………be it a tangible ….or …intangible ……..pain.

have a as good a weekend as you can …that sounds rather cheap …but it is all I can muster.

diane - 16 October 2010

listening to Buena Vista Social Club …which I accidently happened onto, then chose, for what was clearly,loving care, put into it ….

diane - 16 October 2010

oopsy, should have taken more time ………

should have posted:

which I accidently happened onto, …then chose, … for, … what was clearly,….loving care, …………………… put into it … …………………………………………

gotta let “clearly” and “loving” …..have more space ………and time…………………

diane - 17 October 2010

En el tronco de un árbol una niña
Grabó su nombre henchida de placer
Y el árbol conmovido allá en su seno
A la niña una flor dejó caer.

Yo soy el árbol conmovido y triste
Tu eres la niña que mi tronco hirió
Yo guardo siempre tu querido nombre
¿y tú, qué has hecho de mi pobre flor?

Eusebio Delfín

14. marisacat - 16 October 2010

June Cleaver died.

I just hope Obama feels no need to make a speech.

Madman in the Marketplace - 17 October 2010

serves her right, letting the Beaver get so chubby /snob >

15. marisacat - 16 October 2010

hmm Cpunch has a nice little exposition of CCA, Corrections Corporation of America, the private prison corp… and a similar org, GEO….

How both, publicly traded companies, are gearing up for the rising anti immgrant fury, the anti immigration raids, new anti immigrant laws working their way thru 20 states… and so on…

Nice. Rape, abuse in their prisons, of women, children, probably everybody I would guess… they mention the change in charging those pikced up in raids, apparently changed at the time of the Swift Meat Packing raids, from misdeamenor charges to felonies….

[O]n May 1, 2006, while millions of people marched in favor of immigrant rights in 102 cities across the country, GEO and CCA were lobbying the federal government for more business. The marchers, despite their historic turnout and broad citizen base, could not block the growing wave of government support of GEO’s and CCA’s business plans.

The December 2006 raid, in which over a thousand men and women employed at Swift meat-packing plants in several states were detained, marked a change in the federal government’s enforcement of the 1995 immigration law. For the first time, many of those picked up were charged with crimes such as falsifying identity documents or identity theft that carry long prison sentences, rather than misuse of a social security number, a misdemeanor. …

And they go so far as to say that CCA is donating to both Miss Meg and Mr Jerry, out here in the Golden State (we are looking rather burned out these days, however)

Other than that, one would think it was all Republicans. It, CCA, is very Southern (hquarters in Tenn) and White (as can be)…. but I looked to see if Thurgood Marshall Jr, son of the illustrious SC associate was still on the board.

He is.

Thurgood Marshall, Jr.

Thurgood Marshall has served as a director and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee since December 2002. Marshall is a partner in the law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP in Washington D.C., and a principal in Bingham Consulting Group LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bingham McCutchen LLP that assists business clients with communications, political and legal strategies. Marshall, the son of the historic Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall, has held appointments in each branch of the federal government, including Cabinet Secretary to President Clinton and Director of Legislative Affairs and Deputy Counsel to Vice President Al Gore. In his role under President Clinton, Marshall was the chief liaison between the President and the agencies of the Executive Branch. He serves on the American Bar Association Election Law Committee and serves as a board member of the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, the National Womens Law Center and the Supreme Court Historical Society, and serves on the Ethics Oversight Committee of the United States Olympic Committee. Marshall earned a bachelor’s degree in 1978 and a J.D. in 1981 from the University of Virginia, after which he clerked for United States District Judge Barrington D. Parker.

16. catnip - 17 October 2010

Lipless on Meet the Press wouldn’t give a straight answer to the question about whether Obamalama thinks DADT is unconstitutional. Useless wimps – the lot of them.

17. Madman in the Marketplace - 17 October 2010

Robert Gibbs, hypocritical transparency crusader

But what makes it so infuriating to watch Gibbs make this argument is that Gibbs himself — back in 2003 and 2004 — was heavily involved in exactly the same kind of anonymous-funded negative campaign the Chamber is running now, when the brand-new advocacy group for which he was the spokesman invoked the same excuses as the Chamber is invoking now to conceal its donors. As Chris Moody recalls, when Howard Dean was the 2004 Democratic front-runner, a new group abruptly popped up — calling itself “Americans for Jobs, Health Care and Progressive Values” — and, shortly before the Iowa primary, began running an extremely ugly anti-Dean TV ad campaign, featuring images of Osama bin Laden, along with ominous claims that Howard Dean would fail to Keep Us Safe, that he could not “compete with George Bush on foreign policy.”

The Dean campaign was furious that fellow Democrats would run an ad like this that so obviously relied on (and reinforced) core Rovian, fear-mongering attacks, but more so, they were absolutely incensed that nobody knew who had funded this group, of which the very same Robert Gibbs, having supposedly just left his position as press secretary with the Kerry campaign, was the spokesman. And just as the Chamber is doing now, Gibbs’ group categorically refused to disclose its funders until the law compelled it to do so — i.e., months later, once the Dean campaign was destroyed.

marisacat - 17 October 2010

yeah.

And this was afer the Dems screamed so loud that the R impugned the patriotism, in 2002, in similar fashion of McClellan, the GA senator, wheelchair bound triple amputeee from Vietnam. Luckily I never could stand McClelland.

I heard Dean in interview later say that every single Dem candidate contributed campaign cash to that fake org for the three ads they ran. Except Carole Brown,the former senator from Illinois….

Which meant, Kucinich did as well.

AND had Carole Joined in, it would have bought her way back into the graces of the Democratic party. Which pretty much pushed her out of the senate and shelved her…. so she gave up a lot.

Madman in the Marketplace - 17 October 2010

I’ve read some rumors she may run for Mayor of Chicago.

marisacat - 17 October 2010

The Democrats will knock her out early… just a stray thought.

18. Madman in the Marketplace - 17 October 2010
marisacat - 17 October 2010


“… sues YouTube for “ridicule”…

hmm i’ve long thought cops should be forced to wear uniforms that, instead of dark blue or tan, are PINK. Maybe a little tutu tulle frou frou at the shoulders.

The whole hting is based on such fake propping up…

Madman in the Marketplace - 17 October 2010

I’m always amazed how fragile they seem to be, any small challenge or ridicule and so many of them lose it, as though being heavily armed and legally empowered to do almost anything you want just isn’t enough reassurance.

marisacat - 17 October 2010

fwagile wittle bunnie wunnies.

It is odd.

19. marisacat - 17 October 2010

LOL… whatever hurts more. They also say, farther down, they may hold onto bare majorities – at least in the Senate. If that hurts more…. :lol:

2010 Complete Election Coverage:

Democrats’ brutal weekend

In the eyes of the experts, the House Democratic majority likely won’t survive Nov. 2

More bad polls. More bad fundraising numbers. More dreary talk on the Sunday shows.

It added up to a brutal weekend for Democrats, as the consensus among election analysts, already bearish on the party’s prospects, took a turn for the worse over the past 48 hours.

In the eyes of the experts, the House Democratic majority likely won’t survive Nov. 2, with political handicappers expanding their predictions to envision the possibility of a Democratic wipeout.

Analyst Stu Rothenberg pegs the number of competitive seats at 100. Charlie Cook says its 97. Virtually all of those seats are held by Democrats
.. ….

Read more: Politico

20. marisacat - 17 October 2010

New

LINK

…………….. :mrgreen:


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