by Goldy, 04/29/2009, 2:30 PM

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That’s right, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) is actually suggesting that Sen. Arlen Specter’s switch to the Democratic Party is evidence of a coming Republican sweep in 2010.

At first I wondered if Inhofe simply didn’t understand the way primaries work in Pennsylvania, but it turns out that Oklahoma has a closed primary system too, in which voters register and primary by party.  The ultra-conservative Pat Toomey’s 20-point lead over Specter in recent polls isn’t due to the rejection of Specter’s relatively moderate stance by a majority of Pennsylvania voters, or even by a majority of Pennsylvania’s traditionally Republican voters.  Rather, like a vast inland sea, Pennsylvania’s Republican Party has been steadily evaporating away, leaving behind the denser, brackish waters in which only political creatures like Toomey can survive.  Recently, over 200,000 Pennsylvanians have changed their registration from R to D, and that is the main reason why Specter has followed suit.

So if Inhofe’s optimism isn’t due to a misunderstanding over Pennsylvania’s primary system, I can only assume it a symptom of ideological myopia bordering on solipsism. Inhofe’s “first visible evidence” of a GOP comeback is, of course, evidence of the exact opposite, and his party’s utter inability to recognize their collapse for what it is, suggests that it will be some time before such a comeback is even remotely possible.

I suppose that would be more reassuring to Democrats like me if we actually felt reassured that our party’s leaders were prepared to exploit the opportunities presented by the Republicans pathological and precipitous decline.

72 Responses to “The coming GOP comeback”

1. Crusader spews:

I definitely see a GOP sweep in 2010 back to power!

2. Richard Pope spews:

Really? I don’t recall any Republican members of Congress switching to the Democrats right after Bill Clinton became President. In fact, just the opposite happened — several Democratic members of Congress switched to the Republicans.

Back then, in the early 1990′s, the Republican Party was far sensible and moderate than the folks today. The 1994 Contract with America contained a lot of popular and sensible provisions — such as balancing the federal government — that Bill Clinton actually embraced and helped to implement. Practically all of the GOP promises in the 1994 “Contract” ended up being broken under the presidency of George W. Bush.

If the Republicans ever want to regain support, they will need to propose sensible solutions that actually resonate with significant portions of the electorate.

Instead, the Republicans have proposed some truly wingnut ideas in response to Obama’s policies. The House Republicans recently got together and proposed to PRIVATIZE MEDICARE. Such wacko ideas will instead go over like a lead balloon, even among the tens of millions who still generally support the Republicans.

3. scotto spews:

Rather, like a vast inland sea, Pennsylvania’s Republican Party has been steadily evaporating away, leaving behind the denser, brackish waters in which only political creatures like Toomey can survive.

I’m saving this simile. Maybe I’ll even frame it.

4. Rick D. spews:

When the Republican Toomey whips the newly minted, pale, (yet another) Octogenarian Democrat Specter in the 2010 elections, you’ll have to deal with the reality of a pending Republican comeback.

The best way to ensure this happens is to let the Democrats run the ship into the ground with the “incompetent one” Obama at the helm. The American people will then put the adults back in charge in 2010 and 2012.

Senator Pat Toomey- R-PA. Get used to it.

5. proud leftist spews:

Little Ricky
I recall your predictions before November’s election. You missed every single one of them. Do you not learn from your mistakes? Of course, you don’t, you’re a Republican.

As for Inhofe, he widely considered the densest Senator currently warming a seat. I’m glad that he takes comfort from Spector’s defection.

6. ArtFart spews:

David Horsey’s cartoon today about “put tent Republicans” pretty well covers the same ground.

These whackos will keep basking in their own applause until there’s only one hand clappping.

7. Politically Incorrect spews:

The Repbulicans will gain power again, piss everyone off, and the the Democrats will get to have a go. The Democrats will piss everybody off, then the Republicans will return yet again. It goes in cycles.

8. proud leftist spews:

7
That is historically true. But, given current trends and the absolute lack of any thoughtful leadership, the GOP truly risks becoming a regional party without national significance. Something will likely rise from the party’s ashes, but it won’t be the wingnuttiness that currently characterizes Republican ideology.

9. Michael spews:

@1,4

Did you miss the part of the post that said:
“Recently, over 200,000 Pennsylvanians have changed their registration from R to D”?

10. proud leftist spews:

9
Little Ricky never reads anything that looks like it might be factual. Little Ricky doesn’t like facts because they run counter to his opinions.

11. YLB spews:

Bachman, Inhofe, Bunning, DeMint – these are the kind of batshit insane fools that sheep like little Ricky Dumbass pines for.

12. Michael spews:

David Horsey has a really good piece up.

http://blog.seattlepi.com/davidhorsey/archives/167126.asp
Fellow Americans are not the enemy

John Carslon and I have been acquainted for a long time. We like each other and respect each other, even though we are often on different sides of the issues. I appreciated hearing from him and getting his critique. It was a little different from the message sent by some other folks…

John Carlson disagreed with me, but he didn’t assume I was his enemy. What bothers me about the current level of debate in this country is that it so quickly descends into the kind of invective that should be saved for truly dangerous lunatics like Kim Jong Il. When I see people at anti-tax rallies carrying signs equating the duly-elected president of the United States with Adoph Hitler or calling him a “Kenyan” who stole the government from real Americans, it makes me suspect the protests spring, not from reasoned analysis, but from blind paranoid anger.

13. Rick D. spews:

What bothers me about the current level of debate in this country is that it so quickly descends into the kind of invective that should be saved for truly dangerous lunatics like Kim Jong Il. ~ David Horsey

Horsey should come to this site more often (or for the first time most likely) to see exactly how the left reacts to those with opposing views. He’d realize that it’s HIS party that resorts to these tactics in some unhinged, toddler-esque temper tantrum in a futile attempt to villify those they disagree with.

As we all know, when you can’t debate the facts as they are, the default reaction is to lash out in anger, profanity laced screed reminiscent of a 5th grader elementary on the playground.
If any website personifies that, it’s this waste treatment facility that David Goldstein runs here.

14. Ideological Solipsistic Myopia Syndrome spews:

The cure for Goldy’s ISMS is right here. Dr. Limbaugh said yesterday and today that Specter’s departure is a hopeful sign of hope and change, and is a hopeful sign that the emerging Republican majority will be here any day now.

The only remaining impediments to rampant triumphant conservatism are John McCain and Meghan McCain. We’ll get them whacked, together with about 20 million of their rotten RINO douchebag freinds, and then we’ll sit back and savor well-earned victory over the forces of darkness … no racist pun intended.

Oh, and those 200,000 Pennsylvania primary jumpers who jumped from R to D? They were all freedom fighters in Dr. Limbaugh’s Operation Chaos, which worked brilliantly against the uppity Democrats. Limbaugh said so. So there.

15. Join Jerry's Kids 4 the ISMS Telethon spews:

Indeed, 13. It’s a variation on the NoDak joke about the sewage lagoon … Goldy’s side has the diving board.

Horsey droppings: Suddenly the dead dead-tree P-I’s talentless artless poseur who got Pulitzers for not being able to draw, draws for himself a prune-faced pose of indignation about Hitler comparisons? Was he blind as well as braindead when all those Fuck BU(Swastika)H signs went up at SCCC in early 2001?

Oh, silly me. Calling Horsey talentless, artless, and braindead is the kind of paranoid invective that Horsey has suddenly decided to deride. It’s as if he never read the paranoid invective in his own damned dead newspaper.

16. GBS spews:

Anyone want to by “Whig 2.0″ bumberstickers?

17. The Heartbreak of ISMS and Satyriasis spews:

The American people will then put the adults back in charge in 2010 and 2012.

Take it from a starry-eyed pessimist: GOP conservatism survived Hoover and 1932, Goldwater and 1964, Nixon and 1974. Hell, Ford in 1976 almost won.

GOP conservatism did not survive GWB and 2008. Bush 2.0 was the master of disaster, and we are the wreckage.

I don’t mind Inhofe and Limbaugh trying to put on a happy face so they can smile thru the apocalypse. Don’t mind Limbaugh putting on a short skirt and trying to be a cheerleader. Didn’t mind him whistling past the graveyard after Katrina. But did mind him not having the honesty to admit it was a graveyard for New Orleans and for us.

And then things got worse.

18. Whig Flu spews:

Was saying a year ago that it was very disconcerting to see, very often, the words “Republican” and “Whig” in the same same sentence.

Intimations of impending doom. Morbidity. Mortality. Dead, in other words, as dogshit.

19. proud leftist spews:

Little Ricky @ 13
I love reasoned debate with someone who has different views. I do require, however, that the other person have a grip on facts, can reason, and recognize when his or her argument is failing. You don’t have the necessary skills. Moreover, you project when you call us haters. Have you ever looked back on the invective you hurl around? Keep spewing, Ricky, your ideology is imploding and you want to keep pissing gasoline onto the embers.

20. Tom Foss spews:

The will not to believe that which is real and imminent is a basic fact of human nature. From diseases to imminent danger and death, humans refuse to believe that which is catastrophic. When the obvious fall of the British Empire when the unassailable bastion of Singapore was actually totally naked and exposed occurred, and signalled the end of the British empire- Brits the world over had refused to believe that which was obvious- the empire was ending.

The will not to believe clearly runs very deep in today’s wingnut brigade.

Oh, and Imhofe as a profit and spokeperson? That is indeed a scary thought. Does anyone pay attention to him? He and Bunning are both certifiably senile and insane. Really. He is far, far more whacky and less stable than even the trolls on this site.

The real impact of this change by Specter will give the Democrats the ability to impose progress over Republican obstructionism, and move the country forward. As that progress marches on for many more of these hundreds of days, by the 2010 election, the Republican “brackish inland lake” will be fast becoming so evaporated and poisoned that only the Imhofes, Bunnings, and Limbaugh’s will exist in the fast dying GOP.

Obama won’t get everything he wants out of this Congress, but he will get most of the elements of the big things hes fighting for. And thats what scares the Repubs to death. When healthcare works, when the economy rebuilds on green technology, when public investment creates jobs (and good union workers, too) when EFCA is enacted, the people will see a government that works for them, the landscape will be changed. The Repubs will become an afterthought, until they are forced to adapt and become rational and thoughtful again.

If and when that happens, and they can become the party of Lincoln again, it will help the country continue to move forward. If it doesn’t happen, they will go the way of the Whigs.

Its your choice, repubs.

21. Roger Rabbit spews:

@1 HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR!!!

Thanks for the laugh!! I needed that!

22. Roger Rabbit spews:

@4 “Senator Pat Toomey- R-PA. Get used to it.”

Oooooh!!! I’m s-s-shaking in my fur boots!!! Fortunately, that’s nothing more than a fantasy in poor Ricky’s addled head; why don’t you try this REALITY on for size: Ex-Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA).

Not only did the last wingnut senatorial candidate in Pennyslvania LOSE, he got his ASS KICKED: “In the November election, Santorum lost, with 41% of the vote to Casey’s 59%, statistically the worst defeat ever for an incumbent Republican Senator in Pennsylvania and the largest margin of defeat for an incumbent Senator since George McGovern lost his reelection bid to James Abdnor in 1980.”

Since then, Pennsylvania has been getting bluer and bluer — and you think a wingnut like Toomey has a snowball’s chance in hell of carrying the state in 2010?!! I’ll tell you what, I’d LOVE to see Pennsylvania’s Republicans nominate that guy, I’ll even contribute to his primary campaign!!!

24. Roger Rabbit spews:

What’s next? Michelle Bachmann announcing that the upswing in pirate hijackings is evidence of improving security in the Horn of Africa?

25. Rick D. spews:

@ 19

Little Ricky @ 13
I love reasoned debate with someone who has different views…

If so, give us the thread where you’ve engaged in one, I’d be interested to read it (by the way, starting out with a childish playground banter ad hominem attack doesn’t exactly make your case any more compelling.) Peruse the archives to see if you’ve had any lucid moments in the years you’ve been posting here to prove your claim.

@22

I’ll tell you what, I’d LOVE to see Pennsylvania’s Republicans nominate that guy, I’ll even contribute to his primary campaign!!!

Can’t wait to hear your excuse when I bring this up to you before the next election (provided Goldy can keep this site up with the little traffic it generates). I hear rabbits have terrible memories…not to mention liberal rabbits that owe money.

26. Roger Rabbit spews:

Ricky Dipshit @13: As one of the principal vilifiers on this site, let me assure you that I do it only because your side does it — to show your side what it looks like — and that when your side stops, I’ll stop too. Since your side started it, you America-hating goatfuckers have to stop first.

27. Roger Rabbit spews:

Frankly, I don’t see why the arrogant fascist traitors on the right should have a monopoly on name-calling. Those greedy turds want a monopoly on every fucking thing!

28. Roger Rabbit spews:

@15 Anyone who thinks Horsey is a “talentless poseur” who “got Pulitzers for not being able to draw” is delusional. Or maybe insanely jealous. Next to Horsey, you’re not even a dot.

29. Roger Rabbit spews:

@20 At least Bunning has an excuse for his brain damage — he can claim to have been hit by a baseball a few times.

30. Rick D. spews:

Roger Rabbit spews:

Ricky Dipshit @13: As one of the principal vilifiers on this site, let me assure you that I do it only because your side does it — to show your side what it looks like — and that when your side stops, I’ll stop too. Since your side started it, you America-hating goatfuckers have to stop first.

27. Roger Rabbit spews:

Frankly, I don’t see why the arrogant fascist traitors on the right should have a monopoly on name-calling. Those greedy turds want a monopoly on every fucking thing!

I think you just made Horsey’s point all the more clearer, Roger. Nice work.

Goldy’s hate site here (along with HuffPo and KOS) has infected many of their regulars with alot of hatred, as your unhinged screed above indicates to any rational person viewing it.

…and Goldstein wonders why this blog can’t keep its head above water.

31. Michael spews:

@28
I don’t see “talentless poseur” listed as a category.
http://www.pulitzer.org/

32. Roger Rabbit spews:

@25 “liberal rabbits that owe money”

Of all the whoppers Ricky has spewed on this site, this one may be the biggest fib of them all!!!

I’m probably one of the few living creatures in this country right now who has NO DEBT. None whatsoever. No mortgage. No car loans. No student loans. No credit card balances. No debt whatsoever. I’m an owner, not an ower — I live the DEBT-FREE lifestyle. I didn’t pay a cent of interest to anyone this month, or last month, or the month before that, or the month before that. My total indebtedness is zip, nada, zero.

This shouldn’t even be worth mentioning. Being in debt is such a bad deal you’d assume that no one would ever go into debt. But lately, indebtedness has become an American lifestyle, a part of this country’s culture.

I don’t doubt that poor little Rickie Dickhead is one of those wage slaves who gets up with the alarm clock at 6:00 AM, showers, shaves, throws down a couple fast cups of joe, and peels out of his apartment building’s parking lot singing to himself, “I owe, I owe, so off to work I go!”* (*Sung to the tune of the “Snow White” theme song)

Not me! I sleep until noon every day. I get paid for not working. I have no boss, because I AM THE BOSS!!! I own, others owe me, so I live off their work, off the interest they pay me. Sure beats working!!! I get a better deal on my taxes, too. Working is for saps and suckers. There’s no honor in work, just toil and bullying bosses and shitty working conditions and rapacious taxes. Believe me, it’s better to own than owe!

I’ll bet Rickie Dickless has debts! I’ll bet he has a job, too! Enuf said.

33. proud leftist spews:

Little Ricky,
You simply invite disrespect, but don’t take it personally. You call this a hate site, but you spew vitriol at every opportunity. Hey, it doesn’t really matter, man–your party, your ideology, your delusions are going down. And, that’s kind of sad, given what the Republican Party used to be. You, pal, are the kind of people who are leading your party to the abyss. Keep marching in the same direction. Keep trying to dig yourself out of a hole. Keep swinging at windmills.

34. Roger Rabbit spews:

@30 Horsey began his essay with Rodney King’s famous question, “Can’t we all just get along?”

To which I answer, “HELL NO!!! Absolutely not!! There are people you shouldn’t get along with, and if you do get along with them, something is wrong with you!”

Getting the picture yet, Rickie Trailerpark Trash?

35. proud leftist spews:

Roger @ 32
Please don’t tell Little Ricky that liberals can work hard all their lives, save, and retire comfortably. Such a scenario doesn’t fit within his ideological notions. If confronted with reality, Little Ricky’s head just might explode and cover your burrow hole with some sort of nasty stuff–I’m not going to call it brain material. You don’t want that.

36. Rick D. spews:

@ 32

Not me! I sleep until noon every day. I get paid for not working. I have no boss, because I AM THE BOSS!!! I own, others owe me, so I live off their work, off the interest they pay me. Sure beats working!!! I get a better deal on my taxes, too. Working is for saps and suckers.

Of course you do Rog. Doesn’t everyone posting anonymously on the internet own 5 businesses, sleep til noon and make money hand over fist?
Wow, the delusions of adequacy that go on with this sites contributors and regular posters/lurkers is astounding.

33. proud leftist spews:
Little Ricky,
You simply invite disrespect, but don’t take it personally. You call this a hate site, but you spew vitriol at every opportunity. Hey, it doesn’t really matter, man–your party, your ideology, your delusions are going down.

Yeah, I didn’t expect you to live up to your claim @ 19. Did you check the archives?
We both know your body of work is of little value other than to feed off the shared inner hatred of other like-minded individuals that frequent this site and Kos and HuffPo. Kind of like an inmate group therapy at the asylum I suppose.

My advice? Grow up.

37. Michael spews:

@30

Goldy’s site seems to be trucking along just fine, it even managed to expand while other media outlets are going broke.

I think there are plenty of examples from both sides (me inc.) of people yelling and being stupid. But, when it comes to this:

people at anti-tax rallies carrying signs equating the duly-elected president of the United States with Adoph Hitler or calling him a “Kenyan” who stole the government from real Americans, it makes me suspect the protests spring, not from reasoned analysis, but from blind paranoid anger.”

What you see is a handful of powerless and discredited folks on the left and a large group of folk that are part of what’s left of the Republican Party with right-wing media pundits cheering them on. There’s a huge difference there.

When it come to this:

But how long can we sustain this level of vitriol in our civic discourse before someone with a deep grudge and a loose purchase on reality feels justified in picking up a gun to save America from some imagined, high level treachery?

It’s already happening. It isn’t the left shooting cops and Unitarians. It isn’t the left that beats up gay people. It wasn’t the left that blew up the OKC federal building.

The left isn’t without its issues and haters, but there’s no comparing what’s going on with the left and what’s going wrong with the right.

38. proud leftist spews:

Ricky @ 36: ” . . . your body of work is of little value other than to feed off other like-minded individuals seething with hate because they frequent this site and Kos and HuffPo. Kind of like group therapy at the asylum I suppose.”

Gee, Ricky, and I thought you were a lover, full of empathy for humankind.

Look, man, I’ll reason with those who can reason. I’ll bash those who can’t. You can’t.

39. WatchmanOnTheWall spews:

Those Darn Republican Torturers

Ten approved techniques:
- attention grasp(omg)
- walling (in which the suspect could be pushed into a wall)(This is a baddie)
- a facial hold(Oh No)
- a facial slap( That is a killer one)
- cramped confinement( So Scary)
- wall standing( in the corner you terrorist)
- week-long sleep deprivation source
- insects placed in a confinement box (the suspect had a fear of insects)crap me too!
- waterboard – “the individual is bound securely to an inclined bench, which is approximately four feet by seven feet. The individual’s feet are generally elevated. A cloth is placed over the forehead and eyes. Water is then applied to the cloth in a controlled manner……..produces the perception of ’suffocation and incipient panic’.”(This is the clencher)I can’t do this even though i killed 3500 Americans)I am afraid to die in the name of alla)

40. Rick D. spews:

@37 Michael:

What you see is a handful of powerless and discredited folks on the left and a large group of folk that are part of what’s left of the Republican Party with right-wing media pundits cheering them on. There’s a huge difference there.

What alternate reality are you living in Michael? The stuff you see here at HA is more the rule rather than the exception when it comes to standard behavior on the left. The tea parties were 99.9% Americans protesting peacefully, Horsey pointed to the 0.01% bone-heads that had signs that were not reflective of the overall masses and they were quickly admonished by other people at the rallies. Contrast that with Liberals who predominantly hold up pretty repugnant signs , while stopping traffic on streets and highways, riot when they feel they are being ignored (WTO?) and throw pies in the face of visiting speakers to supposedly higher education campuses. A huge difference indeed.

It’s already happening. It isn’t the left shooting cops and Unitarians.

Sure it is. I can assure you the punk in Oakland that killed those 4 cops didn’t vote Republican. You’d just like to cookie cutter Liberals as law abiding citizens, rational in thought, etc. There are those certainly, but it isn’t the majority. You can see the face of the majority of liberal thoughts on this rest stop bathroom stall Goldy calls a website.

It isn’t the left that beats up gay people.

Some of the most racist, anti-gay person I’ve ever met were “liberals”. I’ve met them mostly in work environments and we go round and round about politics, but you’re kidding yourself if there isn’t a large contingent within the Democrat party that aren’t staunch racists and overall bigots in general.

It wasn’t the left that blew up the OKC federal building.

It wasn’t the right either. McVey didn’t identify himself with the Republican party or Christianity, which I’m sure is what many have been spoon-fed by people like Horsey that would rather rewrite history to fit their ideological paradigms than to actually get the facts straight.

The left isn’t without its issues and haters, but there’s no comparing what’s going on with the left and what’s going wrong with the right.

I agree. The left is much more hateful as evidenced by this website and left wing blogs in general.

@38.
Look, man, I’ll reason with those who can reason. I’ll bash those who can’t. You can’t.

You’re laughable proud leftist. First you say “i’ll engage with anyone in debate”. I challenge you to show me one post where you’ve done so. You can’t put up so you say “I’ll reason with those who can reason….You can’t”. Nice cop out. I expected little from you and wasn’t disappointed in how little you were able to deliver.

41. ByeByeGOP spews:

With only 20 percent of Americans even being willing to call themselves republicans – I get a big ole chuckle thinking these assholes have a chance of even winning dog catcher.

Cunts like RickyD were telling us how PRESIDENT OBAMA and the Democrats didn’t have a chance Nov 4. Ummmmm how’d that work out for you RickyD?

LOL the publicans are in complete denial. They don’t realize that their hate-America and hope she fails approach is costing them MORE votes than ever. I can’t wait to watch the bitch RickyD try to explain to us why the GOP got its ass kicked A G A I N in 2010!

42. Thor spews:

Oklahoma has elected two US Senators who do more harm than good for Oklahoma and the rest of us.

I hope FOX keeps Oklahoma’s two nutcase Senators on the network as much as possible.

But I feel sorry for Oklahomans. We can be thankful that there appears to be absolutely no chance that either of the two nutcases will be in a majority party for the next six years.

43. Broadway Joe spews:

Nekulturny once again comes over from Stormfront long enough to show his incoherence and incompetence again, and Little Rickie Dumbass is clearly off his meds again, unable to comprehend the monster his masters created.

So for both of you, I offer you the same piece of advice: yob tyovu mat, govnosos.

44. Billy Chav spews:

With Democrats like Gregoire, who cares? I am sincerely sickened that I voted for this Republican/Sleestak-in-drag lizard-creature, twice. Same for Chopp, maybe not so much the lizard thing. I’m over this voting business for a good long time.

45. Don Joe spews:

If anyone has any doubt about Ricky D’s general level of intelligence, this little gem should suffice:

The sky is blue today is a statement of opinion
It also holds that, if the sky is indeed blue that day, it is also a statement of fact. This is arrived at by consensus.

Got that? “The sky is blue today,” is a statement of opinion, unless, of course, of we arrive at a different “opinion” by way of some form of consensus, in which case it becomes a statement of fact.

See, most other people, upon hearing someone say, “The sky is blue today,” would just look up and either say, “yup,” or, “what are you smoking?”

But, not our Ricky D. He has to start flagging down every other person on the street and ask them if the sky is really blue today, and will only assent if more than half of the people agree.

And the best part of it all? If you point out that Ricky D is a monumental, fucking idiot, he pisses and moans about how mean us lefty’s are.

46. gs spews:

“Despite calls from many U.S. lawmakers for tightening controls over the Mexico-US border, Obama ruled out that option, even though the swine flu outbreak has been at its most virulent and may have begun there.”

So

Please send all of Olympia Politicans, and King County and Seattle Politicians to Mexico soon on a Tax payer paid trip, Travel far and wide on our $$.

Goldy can go along as a chief and Roger should be the lead ambulance chaser to assure this is no way attributed or renamed by the Great OBama the Rabbit Flue.

47. drool spews:

GS,

If you hadn’t noticed, it didn’t come over a border crossing. It came by plane….on U.S. residents. You’ve been listening to Michele Bachmann.

48. Rick D. spews:

45. Don Joe spews:

If anyone has any doubt about [Al Gore's] general level of intelligence, this little gem should suffice:

[global warming is occuring today] is a statement of opinion
It also holds that, if [global warming is indeed happenening today], it is also a statement of fact. This is arrived at by consensus.

Got that? “[global warming],” is a statement of opinion, unless, of course, we arrive at a different “opinion” by way of some form of consensus, in which case it becomes a statement of fact.

See, most other people, upon hearing someone say, “[there is global warming],” would just look up and either say, “yup,” or, “what are you smoking?”

But, not our [Al Gore]. He has to start flagging down every other person on the street and ask them if [global warming is actually happening], and will only assent if more than half of the people agree.

And the best part of it all? If you point out that [Al Gore] is a monumental, fucking idiot, he pisses and moans about how mean us [conservatives] are.

……………..

Couldn’t have said it better myself Don Joe….

49. proud leftist spews:

Ricky D
I am here primarily to bash trolls like you. I do it because, well, it feels good to do it. If there was a troll around worth arguing with, I would do it. The only one I enjoyed battling with, the Piper, is rarely here any more. Puddy occasionally has something to say. You never do.
Fondly,
proud leftist

50. Stan spews:

re 48: Let me restate that proposition so that even a half-wit (you) can understand it. If you gather many facts and propose that a theory is true, it is still only your opinion.

If someone can replicate your findings, then it is a scientific truth — as far as ‘truth’ (the Royal Truth) can be known.

That does not mean that if you can find two fools who will call a pile of dogshit a banana-split, that you have a scientific truism.

51. Steve spews:

RickD must have reached consensus with his fellow right-wing extremists that right-wing extremists didn’t shoot and kill Unitarians, didn’t shoot and kill cops, and didn’t blow up day-care kids in OKC. Consensus? Group psychosis is more like it. Here’s the way it is, Rick. America reached consensus last November. The shared perception, the consensus, the reality, was that Republicans suck. Unless someone on the right gets a grip, it’s going to be that way for a very long time.

52. Stan spews:

re 49: I guess I am stupid enough to reply to him. My best form of entertainment used to be arguing with the fools on SP. But I kept getting banned when the SP regulars would get apopleptic, so I lost interest.

These guys keep coming back for more, and let’s face it, arguing with these douchebags is more entertaining than playing solitaire when you need a break.

53. Rick D. spews:

@ 50 Stanley
That does not mean that if you can find two fools who will call a pile of dogshit a banana-split, that you have a scientific truism.

Right, which is why I don’t ask any of Goldy’s trolls for their opinions.

54. Steve spews:

You know, proud leftist, I’d say that Rick already has this weeks Goat bagged and tagged. Hard to believe that he was damn near lucid only two weeks ago.

55. proud leftist spews:

Steve @ 54
Handing out the Goat actually takes some time. And, despite Ricky’s theo/id/eology that prevents him from believing that leftists work, I’ve just had a hard time awarding the Goat lately, due to work. I agree completely with your assessment here. I wanted to give it to him last week. His period of lucidity lasted actually for about 45 minutes. I don’t think even Cynical could overcome Little Ricky’s lead at this point. By the way, that “bagged and tagged” phrase should make sense even to Little Ricky, assuming he’s a gun nut like everyone else left in his party.

56. proud leftist spews:

Damn, I’m glad the Rs are ascendant at the moment. I was worried that we were headed toward a one-party-rules-all situation. That Arlen Specter thing, changing from the Rs to the Ds–wow, we needed proof of how the populace is going wingnut, and that little defection (I mean move) gave it to us. Thank you, Arlen. Now, I know, Republicans are back in charge.

57. artistdogboy spews:

God what a dumb shit! Oklahoma where the wind keeps whipping cross the plain eh.. No wonder were in trouble with banal archaic hacks like this retard in actual positions of power.

When the economy starts to recover in one of two years Obama will be so popular they will probably repeal the 2 term limit.

Senator Ahole

58. Politically Incorrect spews:

roger @23,

The Democrats will eventually lose the White House ans Congress. Carville is smokin’ rope with his ascertain of 40 years of Democratic control.

Both parties eventually self-destruct. Remember the ’94 election? The Republicans won big time in that one, yet they’re second-class citizens today.

It goes in cycles. The Democrats are in power now, but that will change eventually.

59. Politically Incorrect spews:

@57,

If you’re worried about the longevity of these politicians, why not have term limits for these guys? Why do we have career politicians? Seems to be if a guy or gal can’t get his or her agenda done in a couple of terms as a senator or representative, then he or she should return home and let somebody else have a go at it.

60. Don Joe spews:

You know, there’s very little that’s more amusing than a complete idiot who is only too happy to keep putting his stupidity on display.

@ 48 Ricky D spews:

See, most other people, upon hearing someone say, “[there is global warming],” would just look up and either say, “yup,” or, “what are you smoking?”

When confronted with the observation that global average temperatures have risen, Ricky D would look up. To the sky. And show us that he’s been smoking something rather potent.

Intelligent people, when confronted with the claim that temperatures are on the rise, will do things like mosey on over to Beautiful Seattle.com, and start looking through monthly and daily record high and low temperatures.

For example, we did actually set a daily record low temperature this past March 21 with a temperature of 29 degrees. That’s the third-highest daily record low temperature for the month of March, and only five days in the month of March have had warmer daily record low temperatures (four days have had a record low of 30 degrees, and one day has had a record low of 31 degrees).

At the other end of the spectrum, we set daily record high temperatures on Feb 4th of this year and on April 20th of this year.

One has to do a bit of data mining to find the actual numbers, but, if memory serves, the last time we set a record monthly low was some time in the 1970′s, and, since then, we’ve seen record monthly high’s for at least half of the year.

But, again, not our Ricky D. Actual data doesn’t mean anything to our Ricky D. Ricky D is a lot like Michelle Bachmann, who thinks that Jimmy Carter became president of the United States some 9 months before he was elected and 11 months before he took the oath of office, and who thinks that Herbert Hoover didn’t really sign the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act (a bill that was sponsored by two other Republicans, by the way), that it was really FDR instead.

You really do have to admire Ricky D’s devotion to his ideology. No facts, no amount of evidence to the contrary is ever able to dislodge his belief in the things he just knows to be true. Ricky D’s ideology is completely impervious to reality.

That’s why Ricky D can’t tell you the difference between, say, the observation that global average temperatures have risen and the scientific consensus that this increase in global average temperatures is caused by human activity (or, for that matter, that one of these propositions is an independently verifiable fact while the other is the collective, peer-reviewed judgement of scientists who are experts in the field of climatology).

61. Reaganite Republican Resistance spews:

This cynical, self-serving move had absolutely nothing to do with values, policy, or any high-minded thinking of any kind- though President Obama surely would like for you to think that.

Everybody knows he did it because he was down 21% in the polls leading-up to the GOP primary for his seat- and Joey Pluggs made a deal with him, he already admitted as such. The sad truth is that this hack has spent three decades in the Senate, while accomplishing little.

And Barack and him have a lot in common- as unprincipled political opportunists, I’m sure they’ll get along just great.

Just a little over a month ago, the Senator said in an interview that he wouldn’t switch parties due to the importance of checks and balances.

And back in 2001, Sen. Arlen Specter, then a Republican, proposed a rule forbidding party switches… he was upset when Vt Sen. Jim Jeffords’ left the GOP to become an independent.

Who knows what the truth is with this guy, you’ll never get it from him.

With all due respect, Senator- don’t let the door hit your butt on the way out. Nobody on our side’s going to miss you.

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com

62. Reaganite Republican Resistance spews:

This cynical, self-serving move had absolutely nothing to do with values, policy, or any high-minded thinking of any kind- though President Obama surely would like for you to think that.

Everybody knows he did it because he was down 21% in the polls leading-up to the GOP primary for his seat- and Joey Pluggs made a deal with him, he already admitted as such. The sad truth is that this hack has spent three decades in the Senate, while accomplishing little.

And Barack and him have a lot in common- as unprincipled political opportunists, I’m sure they’ll get along just great.

Just a little over a month ago, the Senator said in an interview that he wouldn’t switch parties due to the importance of checks and balances.

And back in 2001, Sen. Arlen Specter, then a Republican, proposed a rule forbidding party switches… he was upset when Vt Sen. Jim Jeffords’ left the GOP to become an independent.

Who knows what the truth is with this guy, you’ll never get it from him.

With all due respect, Senator- don’t let the door hit your butt on the way out. Nobody on our side’s going to miss you.

63. Mr. Cynical spews:

To the Martini-swilling, vulgarity spewing Kountry Klubber steve:
Since you like quoting Rasmussen, suck on this.
Obama was +32 just after Inauguration Day.
He is now at +2.
That’s a drop of 93.75%
OUCH!

Thursday, April 30, 2009


The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 34% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-two percent (32%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +2

64. correctnotright spews:

Little Ricky D. does not recognize reality when it hits him in the face:

Here is what Little Ricky says @40, sit back and laugh at the drivel his illogical brain comes up with:

The tea parties were 99.9% Americans protesting peacefully,

Where do you come up with that? At the highest estimates, the tea parties were maybe 300K but probably 200K. That is a tiny fraction of americans – in fact, there are more schizophrenics in the US than there were tea party goers.

Some of the most racist, anti-gay person I’ve ever met were “liberals”.

First of all, the grammar is atrocious here.

Second, any argument that goes off of personal “experience” and then extrapolates to “all liberals” is not only weak, but farcical. This type of third grade level argument can not be refuted because it contains absolutely no facts.

In the meantime, Little Ricky is complaining that people on here are “mean”.

Well, we don’t suffer fools lightly and little Ricky is too dense to even realize when his arguments are being cut to shreds.

Little ricky then puts out this gem:

But, not our [Al Gore]. He has to start flagging down every other person on the street and ask them if [global warming is actually happening], and will only assent if more than half of the people agree.

What Little Ricky does not understand is that Al Gore is talking about the scientific consensus (not the man on the street consensus). When the worlds top scientists who actually study global climates agree – that is called a scientific consensus.

When ricky and his fellow flat earthers (like Imhoff) and deniers twist the real data from Faux news and come to an agreement – that is a different type of consensus – it is a group psychosis. they want to believe their “facts” and they want to deny the scientific facts.

Yup, Little Ricky is unable to undertand and analyze information. He is informationally- and logically-challenged.

65. correctnotright spews:

@62: hahahaha

Are you still misinterpreting the lousy way that Rasmussen polls?

Boy, you sure are stupid. Now tell us again how the dailyu stock market is reacting to Obama?

You are a freakin’ hypocrite. Your hero bush was -40 in that poll. All the poll shows is that the minority republicans turned on the President – but that the restr of the country (about 70-75%) likes the job he is doing.

Republicans are going down the drain. They are losing voters to the Democrats and losing politicians as their tent shrinks to a narrow right wing, obstinant, racist, rejectionist core.

You can cheer that all you want – but it means the GOP is folding it’s tent and retreating to the right wing fringes.

ABC/WaPo reported the number of Republicans as 21 percent, CBS/NYT at 20 percent, NBC/WSJ also at 20 percent (not counting “leaners”), and Pew at 22 percent.

FOX, by contrast, which generally reports higher numbers of Republicans and Democrats but fewer independents, put the number of GOPers at 30 percent (although this nevertheless represents a decline from most of their recent polling). Rasmussen put the number of Republicans at 33.2 percent in March, essentially unchanged from recent months; they have yet to report their results from April.

Link: http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/

This shows a couple of things:

republicans are losing voters.
Faux News and Rasmussen are biased as usual, but still show the same general trends.

How does it feel to be a minority of 20%?

How does it feel to have republican “leaders” like Imhoff, Limbaugh, Bachmann and other dim bulbs?

66. artistdogboy spews:

@59
Instead of term limits let’s eliminate dumb shit voters. That way we get to keep the people who continue to do a good job. Term limits already exist, it called voting.

67. Mr. Cynical spews:

Jon, Goldy at al KLOWNS–

I hope you KLOWNS will join Stefan and the SP folks in suing Ron Sims & Dean Logan personally to collect the money King Kounty was forced to pay ($225,000). I know Goldy was particularly upset about the award, as was Rog Rabbit…complaining about the impact of the Kounty Kbudget. Well, now a solution exists!!

Can you all imagine…a bi-partisan effort on behalf of all the taxpayers! Seems like something we can all agree on. If successful, King Kounty will get it’s money back…and Ron/Deano will kick a kick in the rump on the way out the door.

It’s WIN-WIN Baby!

68. YLB spews:

Oh my! Little Ricky Dumbass has been so shredded in this thread!

Great work Don Joe and CNR!!

69. Marvin Stamn spews:

63. correctnotright spews:
The tea parties were 99.9% Americans protesting peacefully,
Where do you come up with that? At the highest estimates, the tea parties were maybe 300K but probably 200K. That is a tiny fraction of americans – in fact, there are more schizophrenics in the US than there were tea party goers.

I think he was talking about the participants were made up of 99.9 patriotic (taxpaying) american citizens, unlike the left-wingnut protests that harbor illegal immigrants.
I can’t seriously believe you interpreted that as 99.9 of all americans attended the protests. Until you pointed it out, I didn’t think that even you were that dumb.

Some of the most racist, anti-gay person I’ve ever met were “liberals”.
First of all, the grammar is atrocious here.
Second, any argument that goes off of personal “experience” and then extrapolates to “all liberals” is not only weak, but farcical. This type of third grade level argument can not be refuted because it contains absolutely no facts.

I agree. In my life experience liberals are the most racist hateful people. Admittedly, I live in los angeles. If I lived in some redneck town in arkansas I might have a different view.
  

In the meantime, Little Ricky is complaining that people on here are “mean”.

I wouldn’t use mean, rude and hateful would be better.
  

What Little Ricky does not understand is that Al Gore is talking about the scientific consensus (not the man on the street consensus). When the worlds top scientists who actually study global climates agree – that is called a scientific consensus.

Can you see the opposing point of view? The same people were playing the global cooling fear card a few years back. It was non-debatable then. Let’s learn from history and at least have a debate on global warming. Why so much fear over a debate.

70. proud leftist spews:

Marvistan: “Let’s learn from history and at least have a debate on global warming. Why so much fear over a debate.”

The debate among scientists is over. The only people wanting a debate are those who want to make a political argument out of scientific fact. Debates with those who deny reality and rely only on ideology are pointless. You have made up your mind on the issue for partisan purposes. The oceans could boil over tomorrow and you would contend that such is just part of a natural climate cycle.

71. GBS spews:

Marvin, you fucking CUNT!

I answered your piece of shit post using “cheering” to determine who supports the troops more.

What a fucking loser you are. I, on the other hand, posted your fucking taliban leaders voting records to PROVE they do NOT support the troops.

In sharp contrast I also posted the American Patriot, Soldier loving Senators from your state of California to show you how Democrats vote in support of our troops A+ perfect scores.

Fuck head.

For those who want to read the facts and the dimanteling of “Shiek Mohamed al Marvin” see Liburl media thread for your thought enjoyment

72. Michael spews:

@40

Where should I start…. Um… Maybe with the FACT that Tim McVeigh had registered to vote as a Republican in New York and was a member of the NRA?

Or should I start with you’re bullshit contention that the OKC bombing was somehow not a political act?