And a single day on the markets changes it all… right? right? 14 October 2008Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, Afghanistan War, California / Pacific Coast, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, San Francisco, U.S. House, U.S. Senate.
A mullah kisses his son outside a temporary mosque at a refugee camp on the outskirts of the Afghan capital, Kabul. [AP via BBC]
I just loved that baby, festooned so beautifully with poppies… and where is the baby? In a refugee camp in his own country.
But! not to worry!, the markets surged! Best single day! Best rebound! Ever! Best best best best! One enthusiastic burble I heard was, the single best day and it did what took 69 years previously to reach (a more than 900 market, not just a day’s rise).
Endlessly we prop ourselves up… truly we are High Schoolers, let loose on the world.
But! Not To Worry! An even better day is coming!
The Republican National Committee, growing nervous over the prospect of Democrats’ winning a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, is considering tapping into a $5 million line of credit this week to aid an increasing number of vulnerable incumbents, top Republicans say.
With party strategists fearing a bloodbath at the polls, GOP officials are shifting to triage mode, determining who can be saved and where to best spend their money.
And with the House and Senate Republican campaign committees being drastically outspent by their Democratic counterparts, and outside groups such as Freedom’s Watch offering far less help than was once anticipated, Republicans are turning to the national party committee as a lender of last resort.
A decision is imminent because television time must be reserved and paid for upfront, and available slots are dwindling.
A representative for the RNC would neither confirm nor deny that it was considering the move.
300 in the House, Nothing Less! I have lit candles.
As for the senate the new number to pray for is 61… so that if Lieberman takes his mean little balls and goes home to the Republican Yahweh, the Democrats still have 60. Jot it down and ruminate on it during the day, at odd times. Jesus hears every little prayer, however inadvertent.
In other news, I just heard that since the Yes on Prop 8 crowd began with their very powerful commercial using Newsom’s own triumphal words the day the SC ruled on SSM (“it’s comin’, whether anyone likes it or not!”, what made it bad ws he screamed it.. I swear he is bi polar), why, those enterprising folks (ein volk ein reich) have turned the polling around by 10 pts. AND they have only just debuted their second ad, the one that hits at the old bugaboo, your tiny frail children will be indoctrinated in the Great Gay Way.
4 weeks ago NO! on 8 was not out of danger but it was leading (with possibly as many as 20% undecided, the Yes forces saw that and moved in). No more.
But, Jesus is coming. Have no fear. And the mullah and his divine baby really must perk up. We have brought them Democracy and Better Days are Coming. Chickens in all pots.
UPDATE, 6:06 AM PT
I need entertainment, don’t you?
Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-Classytown)
October 14, 2008 7:37 AM
ABC News’ Brian Ross has a recording of Rep. Tim Mahoney, D-Florida, firing his mistress.
“I just learned today about the serious allegations concerning Congressman Tim Mahoney,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “These charges must be immediately and thoroughly investigated by the House Ethics Committee.”
via Tapper at ABC