Goldy on Slog, Rossi on Valium?

Oh yeah, I did another post on Slog today: “Dino Rossi: Careless or Carefree?

There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks about some of Dino Rossi’s more boneheaded flubs. … Some have chalked off Rossi’s curious statements to strategy, others to a doctrinaire conservative ideology. But I have an alternate theory that I find at least as plausible: perhaps Dino Rossi just doesn’t care?

As always, read the whole thing.


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    slingshot spews:

    There are so many distressed properties out there that Rossi can’t keep his mind focused on politics.

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    Apparently, Dino isn’t the only one who doesn’t really care about the Senate race. It’s been more than two hours since this was posted, and not a single peep in his defense or in support of him by the GOP noise machine.

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    Michael spews:

    There’s no fire in the belly on this one. Rossi’s barely running because he knows he can’t win. Maybe he figured running might be good for business or something

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    CC "Bud" Baxter spews:

    Remember when Governor Jan Brewer had a meltdown at her debate a few weeks ago in Arizona? Her mind went totally blank. To me this is precisely how someone would act that had taken valium or xanax to relax before the debate. Sure it might relax you, but don’t expect to do any creative thinking under pressure.

    I brought this observance up because you mentioned Valium, which by the way, is nasty addictive. Not to hijack this thread, but the US military made a serious error by giving stressed out troops xanax in Iraq. From what I read, it was being handed out like candy, or at least it was freely available. This is a sister drug of valium, so it is also deadly addictive. Just like many seriously addictive drugs, when you try to quit it brings on severe depression. They should have used cannabis. Big Pharma loves the fact that drugs are addictive. To them it is a plus, even if it is terrible for humanity.

    Back to Rossi, I think your inference has some merits. He is running like he is numb to reality.

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    Michael spews:


    Iraq has access to all sorts of western drugs with very little control over them. You can buy just about whatever you want over the counter in pharmacies. There’s been a little reporting on it.

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    czechsaaz spews:


    Can we all get on the page that Dullard is a parody of a winger troll? Sometimes the rhetoric is thick and funny and obvious and people still don’t get it. It’s even in his “handle.”

    Today was a little too subtle.

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    proud leftist spews:

    Bud @ 5: “He is running like he is numb to reality.”

    That is, sadly, just the way he is. Dino, at his core, couldn’t tell you the difference between a fact and a dream about banana pancakes.

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    CC "Bud" Baxter spews:

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    rhp6033 spews:

    When Rossi was first “considering” running against Murray, we all proclaimed it a dead candidacy at the start. Murray was easily underestmated but unbeatable, having stopped all challengers in their tracks. Now that she’s in a senior position in the Senate financial committee, able to protect Washington interests there, there was no reason in the world to replace her.

    So when the national Republicans sought to recruit Rossi for the campaign against her, it was thought that the national committee was looking for something more than a sacrificial lamb to put on the ballot. They hoped to force Murray to spend her campaign cash (and time) defending her own seat, rather than using it to support other Democratic candidates. But even they thought Murray was unbeatable.

    The real question was whether they told Rossi that they expected him to lose (unlikely), or whether Rossi told them he expected to lose (possible). If he’s smarter than I usually give him credit for being, he might have insisted on some guaranteed level of support from the national committee and “independent” groups before he would make the run, and also some promise of receiving a consolation prize from them when he loses.

    The fun part is seeing if he receives such a consulation prize after he loses. The can’t offer him the types of things he might get if a Republican was in the White House – a top job at the FHA, and ambassadorship, etc. Perhaps they might get him a chairmanship of a Republican-funded think-tank, which he could still do while making his real money at real estate?

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    Daddy Love spews:

    @8 czechsaaz

    Can we all get on the page that Dullard is a parody of a winger troll?

    Hey, now, just how are we supposed to know that someone who posts with the handle Some Republican Dullard (it’s satire people!) is a parody? Where is the clue?

    She’s not my senator!

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    doug frame spews:

    And Murray is insperational? Are you kidding me! As a conservative I agree Rossi is way to monitone. But he is not a socialist as Murray is. Socialism is evil. It takes from those who do and gives to those who don’t. Those who don’t, do not create jobs for those that do. And taking money from everyone to create more government jobs that produce nothing to be sold and taxed are not jobs that help the United States economy. Rossi wants private sector jobs to grow not government. If you don’t understand that concept, you are all useless morons.

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    proud leftist spews:

    Folks like you should start your posts with headlines, like “Rightwing Rot Headed Your Way–All the LImbaughian Talking Points Fit to Print.” Your simplistic horseshit grabs people on your side of the aisle, but not people who actually can think.