Vote for Darcy

Sen. Russ Feingold’s Progressive Patriot Fund is holding an online poll to pick their next Progressive Patriot, with $5,000 going to the winner. Darcy Burner is currently running in third place, but there’s still time to push her into the lead. So vote for Darcy today!

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  1. 1

    Richard Pope spews:

    Looks like another loss of another safe red seat by the Republicans tonight in Mississippi. Democrat Travis Childers is winning 53% to 47%, with 94% of the precincts reporting in Mississippi’s 1st CD. Bush won that district with a whopping 62% of the vote in 2004. The Republicans tried to tie Childers to Obama and Wright in this fairly heavily White (and definitely conservative)district.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Just a reminder to all you trolls out there in Jesusland … our side didn’t lose a single congressional seat in 2006. Not one. You guys? Got your clocks cleaned! And that was only a down payment! The Main Event is coming up in about, oh, 5 1/2 months so don’t go away …

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    FactCheck.org: McCain’s Budget Promises = A Pack Of Lies

    “McCain’s big promise is that he can balance the budget while extending Bush’s tax cuts and adding a few of his own. He likes to leave the impression that this can be done … by eliminating … ‘earmarks’ …. We found that not only is this theory full of holes, it’s not even McCain’s actual plan. … McCain seems to say that he can save $100 billion … [but] McCain hasn’t said what he’d cut out of the discretionary budget to get to $100 billion.”

    (Quoted from Newsweek Online under fair use.)

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: McSame sounds a whole lot like another Republican bullshitter, Dino Rossi:

    Rossi: I promise to cut taxes and build road projects by eliminating umpty-billion dollars of waste in the state budget.

    News media: What waste?

    Rossi: You know — waste.

    News media: Can you identify what waste you’re talking about — will you tell us specifically what you’d cut in the state budget?

    Rossi: Well, um, you know, er, we’ll, ah, review the whole budget.

    News media: Do you have any specific programs in mind?

    Rossi: We will have.

    News media: Could you tell us what specific state government spending you consider wasteful?

    Rossi: Why, ah, um, the wasteful portion, of course!

    News media: Where do you think umpty-billion dollars is being wasted in the state budget?

    Rossi: Why, in the whole thing — in the whole budget. We’ll review the whole budget. And we’ll eliminate waste everywhere in the budget. That way, we can cut taxes and build roads.

    News media: Thank you, Mr. Rossi.

    GONG!

    Moderator: Next contestant, please.

  4. 5

    slingshot spews:

    @4 dildo, You’re a true republican, congratulations. Did you ask permission from those in your email list? Have you had sex in any bathroom stalls, or diddled any male pages this evening? How many children do you have out of wedlock? How many DUIs is your record sporting? How about blackmail, bribery, extortion, racketeering?

  5. 6

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Returning to FactCheck.org’s deconstruction of McSame’s budget claims,

    ” … McCain hasn’t said what he’d cut out of the discretionary budget to get to $100 billion [of savings]. … The McCain campaign has been vague about where, exactly, the candidate will cut spending.”

    After noting McSame’s promise to veto any and all bills with earmarks in them, FC points out that

    “Jeff Patch, a budget fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute (and also a former McCain volunteer) told FactCheck.org that ‘earmarks just direct funds from executive agencies to specific projects or companies.’ That is, … earmarks often simply tell agencies how to spend money that they are already getting. … And … McCain now says that many earmarks aren’t really wasteful spending at all.”

    For example, in 2006, aid to Israel, military construction, veterans affairs, and other defense spending accounted for $41 billion of earmarks — “more than two-fifths of the … earmark spending McCain cites.” Do you really think McSame will eliminate that stuff? More to the point, would you vote for someone who did?

    “So if all this savings isn’t coming from earmark cuts, then where will it come from? [Douglas] Holtz-Eakin, [McCain’s chief economic adviser] tells us … that it will come from cuts in the annual budget ….”

    Holy cow! McSame sounds just like Dino Rossi!

    “Holtz-Eakin: So … cut discretionary spending, … simply … reduce the amount of spending.”

    Simple, huh? Let’s see how simple it is.

    “… And it’s not … going to be tied to … earmarks … we’re going to … look at everything and then cut the budget going forward. Which, …, hopefully, we’ll get $100 billion out of the annual baseline.”

    Cripes, this guy sounds exactly like you-know-who! Is he McSame’s speechwriter, or Rossi’s? Or does he maybe work for both — and recycle his material?

    “When we asked specifically whether the $100 billion in spending cuts had anything to do with eliminating earmarks, Holtz-Eakin told us: ‘It can’t.’ … So McCain’s boast that he can save $100 billion ‘before you look at any agency of government’ is flatly false. … Instead, McCain’s plan is to scrub $100 billion from the discretionary budget. …

    “The McCain campaign has been pretty vague about just what will be cut. Holtz-Eakin told us only that the cuts ‘will have to come from across-the-board review’ of discretionary spending.”

    That’s Rossi’s plan, too. Which brings us to — what? What “discretionary spending” can McSame cut? Let’s see:

    “McCain specifically exempted military spending from his pledge to freeze increases in the discretionary budget, and he has called for increasing the total size of the military.
    The non-defense side of the discretionary budget totals around $540.8 billion. …

    “So even if McCain’s defense budget doesn’t get any bigger, he’d still be looking at convincing Congress to slash 18.5 percent of … everything else in the discretionary budget — things like assistance to veterans, highway construction, student loans and immigration services. …

    “He’s leaving vague … how he’d accomplish [it], saying he first wants to do a thorough review of government programs after he’s elected.”

    So, basically, McSame wants you to vote for him without knowing whether he’d slash or eliminate something you support, like aid to Israel or veterans benefits. In a word, he wants you to give him a blank check.

    The bottom line is, McSame implies he’ll balance the budget by cutting a trillion dollars of discretionary spending. But ” … the total discretionary budget (including the entire defense budget) is just a little more than $1.2 trillion, so McCain … has to convince Congress to slash discretionary spending by 83 percent. Alternatively, McCain could convince Congress to [make] … deep reductions in popular programs like Social Security and Medicare.”

    Like I said, the guy is either lying or wants you to give him a blank check to eliminate Social Security and Medicare. My betting is he’s lying. Even McSame isn’t stupid enough to try to eliminate Social Security and Medicare! Not after what happened to Bush and the GOP’s congressional candidates in 2006! What it all boils down to is,

    McSame’s promises are BULLSHIT.

    (Quoted from Newsweek under fair use)

  6. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Meanwhile, to prove they’re crime fighters par excellence, Republican prosecutors are obtaining indictments against baseball players who used steroids.

  7. 8

    pu spews:

    THE PARTY OF LAWYERS
    TheDemocrat Party has become the party of Lawyers Party. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are Lawyers.Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama are lawyers.Johm Edwards,the other former Democrat canidate for president,is a lawyer,and so is his wife,Elizabeth.Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school(although Gore did not graduate)Every Democrat vice presidental nominee since 1976 except Lloyd Bentsen went to law school.Look at the Democrat Party in Congress:the Majority Leader in each house is a lawyer.And you wonder why this country is so screwed up.

  8. 9

    pu spews:

    hey slingshot do you live in the 8th cd if not then my 4 votes against darcy will be all the better.thanks for playing though

  9. 10

    pu spews:

    hey slimeshot looks like your empty suit got his ass kicked and he is the pary guy who is going to kick ass in nov.take an other hit on your bong

  10. 11

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 The reason Democrats have a monopoly on the legal profession is because Republicans are too stupid to become lawyers.

  11. 12

    ArtFart spews:

    “Like I said, the guy is either lying or wants you to give him a blank check to eliminate Social Security and Medicare.”

    DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING!

    Roger Rabbit wins the gold star!!!!!!!!

    The rest of us lose our butts if these fucks stay in power.

  12. 13

    ArtFart spews:

    7 “Meanwhile, to prove they’re crime fighters par excellence, Republican prosecutors are obtaining indictments against baseball players who used steroids.”

    With the help of the worst excuse for a Democrat in history, save for Pelosi and Reid. Yanno, the guy at the helm of Disney while ABC ran The Path to 9/11.

  13. 14

    ArtFart spews:

    8 You mean, that a lot of Democrats know something about the law? Evidently most of today’s Republicans aren’t burdened by such inconveniences.

    By the way, you’re an idiot.

  14. 15

    slingshot spews:

    “@9 The reason Democrats have a monopoly on the legal profession is because Republicans are too stupid to become lawyers.”

    And in the case of pu, the latest nocturnal neocon emmission, too stupid to string together a coherent thought and, or sentence.

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    "Hannah" spews:

    @7 – BUT it was a democrat judge whom ordered the prosecutors to “rewrite the indictment because multiple alleged lies were lumped into individual charges” U.S. District Judge Susan Illston of California.

    Who are the prosecutors in this case? Is this based out of the famous Mitchell report?

  16. 17

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Sorry kids, but it’s homework time! I made only $1,000 in the stock market today. I’m hoping to do better tomorrow, so I’ve gotta bone up before the opening bell. Got a ton of business articles and stock reports to read tonight. Later, fascist traitors. Don’t worry, I’ll be back tomorrow to hold you accountable for your crimes against America and humanity.

  17. 18

    slingshot spews:

    Just take some carrot steroids, Rabbit. You’ll get twice as much done in half the time.

  18. 20

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @18 I know all about that.

    (crunch-crunch-crunch)
    (crunch-crunch-crunch)
    (crunch-crunch-crunch)

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    Jane Balough's Dog spews:

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 The reason Democrats have a monopoly on the legal profession is because Republicans are too stupid to become lawyers.

    05/13/2008 at 9:32 pm

    Actually its more like they are lazy,blood sucking leeches who live off others hard earned money because they can’t produce anything that anybody wants. Why do you think everyone ranks lawyers below used car dealers when it comes to respectablity. Next.

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    spews:

    The WingNutz trolls give the lie to the old proverb: “Diligence overcomes stupidity.”

    There’s a great cartoon in this month’s New Yorker of two people crawling through the desert and the one says to the other: “Don’t you dare call for help. Our conservative principles will see us through!”

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    proud leftist spews:

    pu and dog
    Hey, little fellas, let’s review our history lessons. Who, for the most part, wrote our Constitution, and the Articles of Confederation before that? Would they have been (a) plumbers; (b) hedge fund managers; (c) neocon warmongers; or (d) lawyers?

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    pu spews:

    A DEMOCRAT AND A REPULICAN IN MN MADE A BET AS TO WHICH ONE COULD CATCTH THE MOST FISH.THE FIRST DAY THE REPULICAN COME BACK WITH FIVE FISH AND THE DEM HAD NONE ON THE 2ND DAY THE REP HAS 10 FISH AND THE DEM AGAIN HAS NONE.THE THIRD DAY THE REP HAS 20 AND THE DEM AGAIN HAS NONE.THE DEM TALKS TO HIS FRIENDS WHO TELL HIM NO WAY CAN THE REP CATCH THAT MANY FISH AND THE DEM NONE AND THAT THE REP MUST BE CHEATING. THEY TELL HIM TO FOLLOW THE REP AND SEE HOW HE IS CHEATING.THE NEXT DAY THE REP SHOWS UP WITH 15 FISH.THE DEMS TELLS HIS FRIENDS THAT HE FOWLED THE REPULICANN AND INDEED HE WAS CHEATING.HOW DID HE CHEAT THEY AKED WELL SAID THE DEMOCRAT HE WAS CUTTING HOLES IN THE ICE.

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    proud leftist spews:

    pu
    Hey. little buddy, as an angler, I would challenge you to a fishing duel any day. On the other hand, I go fishing to either be all alone in a beautiful place or to be with good company. Sorry, little buddy, I guess I don’t want to teach you how to fish.

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    pu spews:

    I GUESS IF I WERE DIPSHIT LAWYER MAKING MONEY OFF OTHER LAWYERS FUCK UPS ID WANT TO BE ALONE TO.SEE YA COCK BREATH OFF TO IRELAND FOR THE MONTH.OH AND SLIMESHOT PUT THE WORM IN YOUR MOUTH TO KEEP IT WARM.

  25. 32

    correctnotright spews:

    The idiot republican trolls were out in force last night (blathering to themselves about nothing of consequence)- here are the important facts that real americans are paying attention to:

    Bush unfavorables at 70% – highest in presidential history. More than Nixon at Watergate and Truman after Korea. Budget deficit at an all time high. Trade deficit at an all time high. Gas prices at an all time high. Housing prices in free fall. Inflation on food and durable goods. The economy in a free fall thanks to republicans and the derregulation of the banking industry. Not to mention the 3 trillion dollar sucking sound of the unnecessary war in Iraq, that has killed over 4,000 and injured over 30,000 brave soldiers.

    Here are the political consequences:

    Republicans lose House seat in Mississippi.
    Republicans under 200 in the House.
    Republican party fading away into oblivion after following Bush/McCain by the nose ring.