Time to kick some GOP ass

I’m heading up to the Bothell area tonight to give a little pep talk at the home of my brother-in-law Dan Willner, a 1st Legislative District PCO, who is holding a meet-and-greet with Democratic candidates Derek Stanford and Luis Moscoso.

Dan’s concern is that though the polls suggest the tide is turning, and Democrats are closing the gap on Republicans, or taking the lead in elections nationwide, too many Dems have bought into the meme that we’re in for such a severe ass-whooping that there’s no reason to even bother to get out the vote. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.

In the end, this election is gonna be all about GOTV, and if Dems cast ballots in even normal, non-Obama numbers, we’ll more than hold our own. Yeah, in an off-year election in the midst of the worst economy in decades, Dems are gonna give back a bunch of seats they won over the past couple cycles, but Republican control of the U.S. House is far from a given, and a GOP takeover of the Legislature is extremely unlikely.

Meanwhile, a handful of local legislative races pundits and politicos had written off a mere month ago, have suddenly become competitive. I’m sworn to secrecy on the polling data I’ve seen, but let me just say that those districts where Dems are investing the time and the effort and the money to put boots on the ground and ads on the air are seeing very positive results.

In other words, we can win a lot of these closes races… if we put the work into it.

So my suggestion is that other Democratic PCO’s and activists follow Dan’s lead and organize your GOTV gatherings over the coming weeks, and if you’re anywhere near Seattle, and I can fit it into my schedule, I’d be happy to stop by for a little rhetorical GOP ass kicking.

Remember, Republicans are expecting to win BIG this November. What could be more gratifying than disappointing them?

Comments

  1. 1

    Michael spews:

    In the end, this election is gonna be all about GOTV

    This election is going to be all about not falling asleep. Which, I guess, is the same thing as saying its all about GOTV.
    My theme song for the 2010 election cycle is The Clash song I’m So Bored With The USA.

  2. 3

    rhp6033 spews:

    Here in Washington, the voter’s pamplets will drop in the mail in about a week, and the mail-in ballots will not be far behind.

    Democrats should get their ballots in early, and leave it to the Republicans to bite their nails in the days following the election, hoping that the late-arriving ballots change the results.

  3. 4

    Mark1 spews:

    ‘Time to kick some GOP ass’

    Says the guy that couldn’t fight his way out of a wet paper bag. Thanks for the laugh Goldy, I can always count on your tenderhanded clown ass to spew something so hilariously ironic!

    ‘I’m heading up to the Bothell area tonight to give a little pep talk at the home of my brother-in-law Dan Willner….’

    Um, didn’t your wife get wise and divorce your ass awhile back, or perhaps this is some sort of “other” brother-in-law? LOL.

    Good day all.

  4. 5

    spews:

    Mark1 @4,

    At least I’m not a coward like you who hides behind a pseudonym in a comment thread. I’m in the phone book… so why don’t you crawl on out that hole of yours and let us know who you really are?

    Oh… and marrying into a big Irish family is like being married to the mob. Once you’re in, the only way out is in a coffin.

  5. 6

    spews:

    Goldy, you’re probably already aware of it, but I wanted to mention that Luis Moscoso’s opponent in LD01/Pos.2 is a certifiableed Tenther.

    For the record, so too is the person running against Marko Liias in LD21/Pos.2, as is the unopposed Republicrazy incumbent in LD04/Pos.2. All of the other Washington whack-jobs who signed the Tenther pledge either dropped out before the primary or lost during it.

  6. 7

    Mark1 spews:

    I’m in the phonebook as well Goldy, and you have my email already. Feel free to contact me if you have the testicular virility and feel so strongly about it. I’m not hiding anything, and we all know if you were ever challenged face to face you’d most certainly be the one the would slink away.

    As far as the Irish family, I’m sure they didn’t welcome the likes of you as a suitor to begin with. I can’t imagine why. :)

    Glad I touched a nerve Tenderhands. Goal achieved.

    Have a good one!

  7. 8

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    I suspect the Reps will pick-up a few seats, here and there, but they won’t have total control of government. When government becomes divided and weak, as I suspect it will be after November 2, things are generally better for all of us. The upcoming election bodes well for us all.

  8. 9

    ld spews:

    3. 8. Ha ha ha ha ha grease up and get ready for a royal and I mean royal ass whoopin…this is one election my whole family will take glee in voting against all the liberal bs, trickle up poverty, and cheecago union style governing.

    Its all over but the cryin in your drunken liberally wake. Maybe Patty will drop by and bye buy a round, shell have lots of spare time

  9. 10

    headless lucy spews:

    re 7: You have the bravado of the ‘I shoulda said’ guy — except that you’ve convinced yourself that you did.

  10. 12

    headless lucy spews:

    I still think the wingnuts are overestimating the stupidity of the American electorate.

    A vote for a Republican is a vote against your own self interest. And a vote for no one is a vote for a Republican.

  11. 13

    rhp6033 spews:

    In Deleware, two seperate polls out of show McDonnel losing by 19 points to the Democratic nominee, although this was taken right before her “I am not a witch” ad dropped. Of course, she’s the low-hanging fruit – any Democrat that can’t defeat her doesn’t deserve to remain in politics. But she continues to be the “gift that keeps on giving”, as she is becoming the face of the Tea Party, and independents aren’t liking what they are seeing.

    In California, Whitman (who was all but crowned as governor of California last August by the national media and leading by two points the first week in September), was down NINE points in CNN/Time polls taken the last week of the month. Lesson for future candidates: If you MUST hire illegals, don’t fire the nanny – they know everthing about you and aren’t afraid to tell anyone who will liston.

    Likewise, the same CNN/Time poll shows Fiorina also down an identical nine points in her campaign against Barbara Boxer. Must be a lot of Hewlett-Packard employees, current or former, voting in California.

    In Alaska, the Republican split between the Palin/Murkoswki factions have completely ripped open the party with the Miller nomination. Recent polling indicates that Murkowski, now running a write-in campaign as an independent, is gaining ground on Miller, and is only two points behind in the same CNN/Time poll of likely voters. The Democratic candidate is still polling a poor third, but it’s rather entertaining to watch the Republicans tear themselves apart over this one.

    It’s pretty clear now that Palin’s strategy nationwide has been to push for the long-shot wingnut candidates over the establishment Republican candidates. That way they owe their very existence to her, and can be expected to rely on their support in a 2012 presidential contest. I’m sure she will give it a try, because if she doesn’t she will cease to have relevance and will drop off the news radar.

    But in the meantime Miller has to get elected, and he’s drawing support from wherever he can – and that includes a few Huckabee people who are now on his staff. Huckabee, of course, is a major potential rival to Palin in 2012. So when Miller voiced less-than complete enthusiasm over Palin’s qualifications to be President, Palin was furious, and her husband’s e-mail to Miller on the subject was leaked to the media and widely published.

  12. 16

    J. Whorfin spews:

    I have never understood why people don’t vote. Ok, it’s an off year, maybe you’re disappointed with Obama or Congress, blah, blah, blah. Every election seems to always have some important local issues – Mayor, Council, Legislative, state initiatives, etc. – these folks and these measures will have more impact on your day-to-day life than your Congress rep or the President. Get off your lazy butt and vote, or don’t bitch!

  13. 17

    rhp6033 spews:

    One thing that’s refreshing about the Tea Party folks. It used to be that all the Republican candidates were taking a considerable pay cut to run for office, and you had to ask why they would do so. Public service, or an expectation of bigger reward in the future?

    But now with folks like McDonnell and the “Naked Cowboy”, you see that the Tea Party offers them a real chance to step up in the world. That goverment salarly looks real good, compared to what you make paying guitar in your underwear on the streets of N.Y. all winter long! And even if you lose, you can “borrow” the campaign donations and convert them to personal use (as McDonnell is accused of doing).

  14. 18

    rhp6033 spews:

    16: I’ve missed a few elections from time-to-time, mostly the minor off-year elections, because I get to the office before the polls opened, and would sometimes get stuck there until it was too late to get there before the polls closed.

    But the all-mail voting has opened up an entirely new opportunity to make sure I participate in every election. This time around I’m going to put my ballot in the mail within two working days of receiving it.

  15. 19

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    If we had a rational electorate, Democrats would win 100% of the votes in every race, nationwide. Republicanism is a morally and intellectually bankrupt philosophy that appeals only to the brain-dead. And brain-dead people, as we know, are dead people and dead people, as we all know, can’t vote (except in the imaginations of ADHD conservatives who see Democratic voting fraud under every bed and lurking in every bush).

  16. 20

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    By now you’ve probably heard of the so-called “robo-signing” scandal, in which virtually all of the major national banks have — in the name of efficiency — submitted mass-produced foreclosure documents to courts across the nation … which, in countless cases, have been shown to be inaccurate, false, and misleading. The net result is that the big banks have LIED to the courts in literally hundreds of thousands of foreclosure cases nationwide. Today, the entire California Democratic congressional delegation submitted a letter to the Department of Justice calling for a criminal probe. And not one Republican signed that letter. I guess Republicans are in favor of systematic bank fraud. Which brings us to the question: Why would anyone in their right mind vote Republican?

  17. 21

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @18 I used to spend quite a bit of time researching candidates and making careful decisions about who to vote for before sending in my ballot. (I’ve voted by mail for a long time, because I was a pollworker who worked from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on every election day.) But the Tea Party Republicans have made voting quick and easy. All you do now is check every candidate with a “D” next to his name and make sure you don’t mark any candidates with an “R” next to their name. That’s because America is now a one-party country. One party + one zoo, that is.

  18. 22

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    If you think some of the critters in the “Star Wars” bar scene were strange, they’re nothing compared to the critters in the real-life Republican Zoo.

  19. 23

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Take Mr. Clown, for example. Who but a Montana Republican would ever think of fucking goats? Granted, they don’t have any women in that state, but most Montanans date their dogs. Even in that state, fucking your goats is an original idea.

  20. 24

    proud leftist spews:

    Roger @ 21
    I can proudly say that never in my life have I voted for candidate who has an R after his or her name. I have voted for a few third party candidates and written in a few names, but I’ve never been stained by the stench of a Republican vote. I rest easier at night as a result.

  21. 25

    Michael spews:

    virtually all of the major national banks have — in the name of efficiency — submitted mass-produced foreclosure documents to courts across the nation … which, in countless cases, have been shown to be inaccurate, false, and misleading

    It’s just like what they did when they approved mortgages, but in reverse!

  22. 26

    rhp6033 spews:

    # 25: Good Point!

    And note that it continues the Republican philosophy of (a) reducing human involvement (employment) at the banks in the name of “efficiency”, and (b) passing the risks off to the consumers and the public.

  23. 28

    manoftruth spews:

    Remember, Republicans are expecting to win BIG this November. What could be more gratifying than disappointing them?

    simeltaneous earthquakes hitting new york and palm beach?

  24. 29

    proud leftist spews:

    Kicking elephant ass brings so much pleasure. My brother just gave me a t-shirt picturing a big donkey with a shiteating grin pissing on a little elephant. I can’t wait to wear it, but I wasn’t sure where. My bro told me to wear it “wherever you’d like to know who your friends are.” Think I will.

  25. 30

    spews:

    this is one election my whole family will take glee

    It’s an ugly thing to see hate run wild like a contagion in a family.

  26. 33

    Dengle spews:

    Question. Why do you need a GOTV drive? The damn ballots are mailed to you now. No choice. So you don’t have to get anyone out to vote….just get them to not throw the ballot away.

    Or is the BS that was used to push mail only voting that it will increase voter “turnout” just that BS?

  27. 34

    headless lucy spews:

    Remember all the wingnut bravado in 2006. That was the year Cynical dubbed himself (accurately) as ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ after the election.

    John Roberts is a traitor who should be impeached, tried in a court of law, and punished to the full extent of the law.

  28. 35

    proud leftist spews:

    31
    You have to credit instinct, too. When I first voted at 18, I cannot claim that I was the most informed voter, though I was far more informed than several Teabaggers currently running for the US Senate. But, something in my gut just told me there was something wrong with those freaks. I have never doubted my instincts since.

  29. 38

    ld spews:

    13

    You forgot to mention:

    Angle is now tied with Reid – He’s toast in this climate The Senate prediction is 49 to 46 dem with 5 tossups

    According to the latest Gallup Poll, Republicans only enjoy a 3 point lead in the generic party ballot among all registered voters. But among those most likely to vote, the edge expands to 18 points (56-38). Twice as many Republicans as Democrats report themselves to be “very enthusiastic” about voting in the survey.

    Realclear Politics shows the House numbers changing every day toward the republicans with a 210 to to 186 lead now with 40 undecided which are deciding every day and widening the gap.

    Governors race a slam dunk blowout with a 27 to 15 lead for Republicans and 8 decided

    Your foodstamp nation is waking up, its the jobs stupid! And Cap and Trade, higher taxation and regulation on businesses individuals, and fat ass government are killing the job base in this country

  30. 39

    spews:

    I, for one, listened to David’s talk tonight at the Bothell meet-n-greet and enjoyed the hell out of him. I just moved here from Virginia and am thrilled to be among a nice crowd of sane liberals (50 or more at the Bothell gathering!).

    I will start working for our candidates tomorrow and help with GOTV because this, and every election, matters. No matter how irritating politics can be, it matters, and I have no right to bitch if I don’t get out there and help get like-minded candidates elected. We must stop the tea party wingnuts from taking over our government. They are no joke. There are plenty of whackjobs and normal uninformed people out there to make it happen.

  31. 40

    ld spews:

    Yes indeed stop the tea party

    13,599 Trillion and Counting spending spree

    No Budget

    No Tax Cut vote

    Dollar failing

    Gold Soaring to 1360 and above, because people don’t believe in what your poverty plus beans and franks party is doing. Not even your own, and that is what is important.

  32. 41

    ld spews:

    The dollar fell broadly on Thursday, sliding to a 15-year low versus the Japanese yen and an all-time low against the Swiss franc on the prospect of more money-printing by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Gold prices rose to a record high above $1,360 an ounce on Thursday, extending earlier gains made on the back of a slide in the U.S. dollar and the potential for key Asian consumer Vietnam to resume bullion imports.

    Great Recovery Summer, if you are a Gold owner and are betting against the dollar.

  33. 42

    ld spews:

    Congressional leaders recently postponed voting on taxes until after the election and lawmakers don’t reconvene until Nov. 15. The Senate is scheduled to take up several nontax issues when it returns and is expected to leave for Thanksgiving soon after, possibly pushing a vote on taxes into December.

    “Things get very dicey after the first of December” because of employers’ need to know the 2011 rates, said Michael Graetz of Columbia University Law School, a former Treasury official.

    Lawmakers’ recent track record on dealing with tax matters doesn’t inspire confidence that they will act with dispatch. Congress has yet to resolve the estate tax, which expired at the end of last year and is set to snap back to high rates come January. Nor has it tackled the alternative minimum tax for 2010, a levy that is set to hit 32 million taxpayers this year, compared with five million last year.

    Get off your DEAD ASS, GET BACK TO WASHINGTON, and GET SOMETHING DONE!

  34. 43

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    I think it will be an incredibly interesting election night. Frankly, I hope the Dems retain a 1-vote edge in the House and Senate. That way ImamObaMao, who is trying to stiff this election so he can get re-elected in 2012, will have no one to blame and get his Marxist ass kicked in 2012. I may get my wish!
    Take a look at 2012.
    23 Democrat or Dem Caucus seats up vs. 10 pretty safe Republican seats.

    Republicans are going to win the Governor’s seat in many key swing states like Ohio this year setting the stage for the 2012 real ass whoopin’! I could see the R’s having a supermajority in the House, filibuster-proof Senate and the Presidency in 2012.

  35. 44

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Nancy Pelosi is so enamored with the cost effectiveness of Food Stamps. She claims each food stanp dollar generates $1.79.
    If that’s the case, why don’t we ALL get Food Stamps?
    Could get rid of the deficit and fulfil the ImamObaMao dream of all of us being dependent on his sorry ass.

    You KLOWNS have some real Bozo’s leading your cause.

    Democrats=Foodstamp Nation
    R’s and Tea Party=PAYCHECK Nation.

    Which would you prefer??

  36. 46

    correctnotright spews:

    @44: I love when a total fool like Klynical calls someone a Klown ir a bozo. Klynical has proven to be an ignorant third-grade level fool who is not able to reason or think.

    Yet, he/she keeps writing stuff that proves how stoopid republicans really are. Thanks, Klynical, for demonstrating once again how pathetically ignornat, how vapid, how shallow you and your fellow idiot right-wing nuts really are.

    Most of your posts are pure lies or repeats of rightwingnut postings. You claim to be religious and then lie through your teeth to fiurther your agenda of coddling the rich and attacking the poor (on food stamps).

    Jesus would completely reject both you and your fellow travelers. You and republican/tea party fools favor lowering taxes on the rich, getting rid of the social safety net, decreasing public education (and clearly, you either were never educated or have forgotten anything worthwhile), shipping American jobs overseas and preventing people with preexisting conditions from getting health care.

    Some agenda for the republicans/tea fools – I call it the anti-christ agenda.

  37. 47

    ld spews:

    Its really hard to realize the loss you will feel come Nov 2nd. We will supply the cryin towels. Its too bad but just in time to take back this country before it is foodstamp and beans and franks

  38. 48

    spews:

    @44 Cyniclal?

    Democrats=Foodstamp Nation
    R’s and Tea Party=PAYCHECK Nation.

    As long as you are talking about Chinese and Indian paychecks.

    Over 400 bills, many of them job creating, and 100% paid for are being filibustered by the Republiscums in the Senate. Especially the one for closing tax loopholes for companies that outsource.

    Republicans are obviously America’s workers enemy.

    Obviously.

  39. 49

    spews:

    39 – The Earl and Earline Greys are only 11 percent of the adult population. They are by far religious right wing whackjobs who mostly vote Republican.

  40. 50

    correctnotright spews:

    Ever wonder where the republican attack machine (Crossroads and the Chaber of Commerce) are getting their millions of dollars? Besides the usual suspects (big corporations) we now have foreign goverments and businesses trying to influewnce the US elections. According to Think Progress these are the facts in a recent report about who funds the US chamber of commerce attack ads on Democrats:

    1) The Chamber acknowledges that it receives foreign sources of funding.
    2) The foreign funds go directly into the Chamber’s general 501(c)(6) entity.
    3) At least $300,000 has been channeled from foreign companies in India and Bahrain to the account.
    4) The foreign sources include foreign state-owned companies, including the State Bank of India and the Bahrain Petroleum Company.
    5) The Chamber’s 501(c)(6) entity is used to launch an unprecedented $75 million partisan attack ad campaign against Democrats.

    Just remember – it is the republicans who voted against outsourcing jobs. Follow the money trail and you can see through the tea party rhetoric to the power grab that is going on right now in our country.

    Remember this the US Chamber of commerce (a wing of the republican party) is funded by foreigners.

  41. 51

    correctnotright spews:

    @42: Thanks Id for misinterpreting the news.

    What Id does not know or understand could fill a couple of small countries.

    The reason the tax vote is being postponed is that the democrats do not have 60 votes for a middle class tax cut and the republicans are insisting on gifting the rich by extending a tax cut to people who don’t need it.

    So the bottomn line is that republicans are stalling the middle class tax cuts.

  42. 52

    spews:

    @42 Mr. Cynical

    Hay!

    I think we ought to gloat in person! How about if you, Puddy, MOT, etc show up at DL and cheer as the RIGHT RESULTS ROLL RIGHTEOUSLY IN?

  43. 53

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Hey Goldy–
    Don’t count on ImamObaMao helping you to kick any ass. The leader of your Progressive Bowel Movement is one sorry SOB.

    Thursday, October 07, 2010

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 28% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13. Most Americans believe the federal government has too much influence on the economy.

    Yesterday, the West Virginia Senate race moved from Toss-Up to Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power summary. As a result, for the first time all year, the Balance of Power summary shows a dead-even race for control of the Senate. Currently, Rasmussen Reports projects that the Democrats will emerge from Election Day with 48 seats in the Senate and the GOP will hold 48. Four races are currently considered Toss-Ups (California, Illinois, Nevada, Washington).

    Assuming this holds up, I hope the Dems take at least 2 so it is 50-50 and they still have control of the Senate so ImamObaMao has no one to blame and gets his ass kicked in 2012.

  44. 55

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Beckoner–
    Would absolutely love to be there Election Night…but have already committed elsewhere.
    Sorry.
    My guess is the KLOWN’s won’t show up Election Night. Reality will suck the self-righteous denial right out of them. It won’t be pretty.
    But ImamObaMao will be happy. After all, it’s all about Him.
    The KLOWNS are his Useful Idiots dontchaknow.

  45. 56

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Americans KNOW the Democrats are the Party of Excess Deficit Spending and Food Stamps. Those folks addicted to OPM (other People’s Money) vote for Dems because they want their handouts.
    Sadly for the Dems, the vast majority of Independents want a PAYCHECK…not Food Stamps.

    BTW–
    Pelosi is nuts.
    To try & make the case Food Stamps help the economy $1.79 per $1 of food stamps is ludicrous. She needs to get fired…but I hope she ends up in charge with a 1-vote majority and a few dozen Blue Dogs cuttin’ her water off. That will be fun to watch. Democrats shouting down the Plastic Face nutcase for 2 years.

  46. 57

    LD spews:

    And the bigger D’s they are the harder they fall:

    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Nevada Voters shows Angle hitting the 50% mark for the first time since mid-August, while Reid earns 46% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and two percent (2%) more are undecided.

  47. 58

    headless lucy spews:

    I’ve never seen people so enthused at the prospect of kicking themselves in the ass as these wingnuts are.

    They are the millstone around the neck of humanity.

  48. 59

    headless lucy spews:

    Where do you suppose all those old teabaggers are getting those shiny new electric wheelchairs and the portable oxygen?

    They may be around at this election, but they’ll all be dead in a few years when the Republicans take away their healthcare.

  49. 60

    LD spews:

    A reader passed along an obituary this week for a man who died last month in Rome, Ga. Donald Unsworth was 78 — husband, father, grandfather, veteran, former police officer, safety director of the Floyd County Police Department and owner of both Rome Driver’s Training School and Carter’s Hardware and Auto Parts. The obituary said Unsworth would “always be remembered for his generosity and his willingness to help needy families and friends,” and suggested donations to the American Cancer Society. Additionally, Unsworth asked to be remembered in two years, requesting that contributions be made in his name to “whoever is running against President Barack Obama in 2012

  50. 64

    don spews:

    @54 The reason the tax cuts failed is the lack of leadership in the democratic titanic

    What kind of bullshit gibberish is that? What sort of leadership was required to make the tax cuts work? According to the almighty theory of economics, the market should be left to work by itself. George Bush was the president during the first eight years the tax cuts were in effect. So what were the Democrats supposed to do that Bush didn’t do in those 8 years in order to make the tax cuts “work”? You’re way out of your league in this debate, better to quit now while you’re only slightly behind.

  51. 65

    correctnotright spews:

    @54: Simple-minded fool
    Thanks ID for once again deflecting the real issues – the tax cuts for middle class Americans are being held hostage by the REPUBLICANS – and you are either stoopid or lying if you can’t fathom that.

    You are so partisan that you prefer to be ignorant or to lie…I am not sure which applies – but in either case, you are not credible.

  52. 66

    don spews:

    @64

    Better yet, find me an article that quotes Bush complaining that the tax cuts are not helping because of something that the Democrats were doing/not doing. I mean, hey, there should be 8 years of juicy quotes from Bush saying that the tax cuts weren’t working because of the Democrats. This should be easy to back up what you’re saying, otherwise, just another case of righties making shit up and hoping no one will call them on their lies.

  53. 67

    LD spews:

    The Democrats didn;t have the votes in their own party to even have a vote up or down on the tax cuts. Get your facts right 65. So they punted! Electioneering was more important for them.

    We’ll see come Nov 2nd that that all worked for you.

  54. 68

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Here is another update on a key House Seat.
    Thursday, October 07, 2010

    Republican Kristi Noem has edged back into the lead over incumbent Democrat Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin in South Dakota’s U.S. House race.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in South Dakota finds Noem with 47% support, while Herseth-Sandlin earns 44% of the vote

  55. 69

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    The Tea Party has descended upon Nevada.
    Chop off the Head of the Dummocrat/Progressive Bowel Movement
    Thursday, October 07, 2010

    Republican challenger Sharron Angle has now moved to a four-point lead over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada’s bare-knuckles U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Nevada Voters shows Angle hitting the 50% mark for the first time since mid-August, while Reid earns 46% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and two percent (2%) more are undecided. This marks the widest gap between the two candidates since late June, but the race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.

  56. 70

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    And another of Goldy’s ass-kickin’s
    Thursday, October 07, 2010

    Republican Congressman Roy Blunt continues to hold an eight-point lead over Democrat Robin Carnahan in Missouri’s race for the U.S. Senate.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Blunt picking up 51% of the vote, while Carnahan, Missouri’s current secretary of state, draws 43% support.

    I can picture Goldy enthusiastically leading the Dummocrat charge only to get to Election Day, turn around and see few behind him.
    ImamObaMao has destroyed your bowel movement Goldy.

  57. 71

    don spews:

    @67

    Do you even know how the Senate works? The Democrats didn’t have enough votes to stop the filibuster and vote on the measure. Stopping the filibuster would require 60 votes. An up or down vote would require 51, they had more than enough of those votes. But, as has been shown in the time since Obama has been president, the Republicans will not even allow up or down votes, even for things that they are in favor of (like the small business bill).

  58. 72

    kirk91 spews:

    Unless you are working for the Democratic party or otherwise being paid by them, I really don’t see why you should vote for them.
    Is it because you think Obama listening in on your phone conversations illegally is better then the republicans? Or that the illegal wars Obama’s started in Yemen and Pakistan are better than the ones Bush started? Or the secret backroom deals that Obama made with the drug companies, insurance companies and hospitals is better than the secret deals Cheney made with the oil companies?
    Or is it because since the Democrats started Social Security they should be the ones to gut it via the ‘cat food commission’?
    Or are you just a masochist who loves to get ignored by the Democratic ‘leadership’ until they finally realize they need votes?

  59. 73

    Mr. Cynically Crazy spews:

    blah blah polling blah blah crazy

    What was that just today? Huh? Polling shows Obama has 44% Approve, 45% Disapprove (CBS 10/1-5).

    Great! So Obama continues to be more popular than Ronald Reagan. Yeah! Reagan’s approval in his 2nd year hovered around 42% and bottomed at 35% in Jan 1983. Obama has 9 points to fall just to MATCH Reagan’s polling. Didn’t Reagan go on to win a huge 2nd term victory? And this Democratic President is still VASTLY more popular than the last Republican President. Hmm…just saying.

  60. 74

    spews:

    I really don’t see why you should vote for them.

    Vote for better Democrats silly.

    If the Republicans were truly better than the Democrats instead of freaking batshit insane I’d vote for them.

  61. 75

    Steve spews:

    “I really don’t see why you should vote for them”

    They’re better than Republicans. And if the GOP continues to come up with the likes of Palin, Miller, Paul, Angle, O’Donnell and Paladino, Democrats will be waaaay better than Republicans.

  62. 77

    Steve spews:

    I’d vote a few out myself. But I’d never replace them with a Republican, just a better Democrat.

    If Republicans win anything 2010, they’d better be prepared to lose it in 2012. The pendulum swings awfully fast these days.

  63. 78

    correctnotright spews:

    @76: Umm, only ignorant fools like you who don’t understand the issues and get their information third-hand from lying republican sites actually believe the crap you are espousing.

    So, instead of trying to argue the impossibe and inventing facts, maybe you should try to become educated and look at reality. Republicans have blocked the middle class tax cuts in the Senate with a threat of a filibuster that requires 60 votes. Those are the simple facts. Unless the tax cuts are extended to the rich, they won’t budge on that.

    In fact, here is the Senate minority leader speaking on his philosophy:

    [DeMint] tells Bloomberg Businessweek his goal for the Senate is “complete gridlock” and that he wants to stop programs that violate his anti-Big Government ideology.

    So – you have the republican minority leader adnitting he is trying to “shut down” the government and an idiot like ID thinks the democrats are at fault for not passing the tax cuts.

    Question: Can ID actually read or think? Do Demint’s own words mean nothing?

  64. 79

    rhp6033 spews:

    Id @ #76 said: “…If the dems are so damn good, why are so many people pissed and voting them out.”

    They haven’t, at least not yet. The elections are still a little less than a month away.

    But if the Republicans DO win some seats, it’s only because they have been consistently lying, blaming the failures of the Republicans and the Bush administration on every Democratic candidate from Senator to dog-catcher. Dino Rossi’s ads are a case in point.

    Democracy is great, but it’s never quite come up with an adequate solution for the situation where someone is prepared to out-shout, out-spend, and consistently lie. I know we take it as a given that the truth will ultimately prevail, but over the past ten years I’ve seen it prevail way too late to do much good, and by then the Republicans are already well into historial revisionism.

    That pretty much sums up the Republicans. They lie about the past, the present, and the future.

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    CLICK HERE IF YOU HAVE EVER PASSED OUT AT AN OBAMA RALLY spews:

    you guys need face reality. the D’s are gonna get pounded come election day on a national basis.

    the idiots in seattle and western washington however will still keep the same old democrat cadre in their legislature…hows that state budget working out for ya? gee, I thought governor turkey neck said we didnt have a budget problem less…oh well….same old same old..