5:26 pm January 25, 2010, by Jay
You want to know the top headline right now at Politico?
“Senate Democrats struggle to unite”
No kidding. The things that pass for news these days.
January 25th, 20105:34 pm
Well, it looks like Bookman did NOT have a good time at the Ethics Meeting. Grumpy! What’s not to like about “Senate Democrats struggle to unite”?? Sounds interesting to me.
I’m still cooking. Bye..
I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!
January 25th, 20105:35 pm
The things that pass for news these days.
Damn, now I got to back to the archives for all the “Republicans need to embrace moderates, blah, blah” columns, geez.
News for many is whatever they envision as looking good on a bumper sticker.
January 25th, 20105:38 pm
The ethical thing for the GOPers to do is resign. They all knew about folks like Richardson and his “family values” and Ralston and his inability for the last fifteen years to figure out the correct amount of taxes to pay, to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. What is it with these packs of lying cheating Republicans.
January 25th, 20105:42 pm
Aw, Jay, give us a report from Belle Watling’s…
January 25th, 20105:43 pm
January 25th, 2010
Just playing Devil’s Advocate here, but Hitler came up with the Volkswagen and gave us the autobahn…
Josef, all evil men start out doing some good…except Cheney!
January 25th, 20105:45 pm
Is this a good time to buy a home?
Some interesting, realistic reading
January 25th, 20105:49 pm
That ^^^ comment follows on the heels of your “McCain draws primary opposition”?
You’re losing it, jay. Do you have some vacation time coming? I’d use it if I were you.
January 25th, 20105:50 pm
Hey Jay, if we are all to go read some other article that someone else wrote, why should any of us even be here?
Actually, nothing much happened at the ethics committee. They took testimony from Common Cause, a couple of folks from the state Ethics Commission and a couple of lawyers specializing in ethics cases, but that was it.
January 25th, 20105:51 pm
GOP haunted by Reagan’s ghost
By Jay Bookman | Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 06:48 AM
Ohmigoodness … the goddess descends
By Jay Bookman | Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 12:20 PM
Will Jan. 20 ever get here?
By Jay Bookman | Monday, November 24, 2008, 02:06 PM
More ominous news for the GOP
By Jay Bookman | Friday, November 21, 2008, 12:22 PM
GOP appealing to a shrinking America
By Jay Bookman | Thursday, November 20, 2008, 06:49 AM
Is the GOP now a regional party?
By Jay Bookman | Saturday, November 8, 2008, 12:49 PM
For anyone who wants to argue the failed stimulus package.
Have you benefited from the economic stimulus?
No 73% 118466
Not sure 15% 23888
Yes 13% 20916
January 25th, 20105:52 pm
Well, Dems have always been stubborn and independent, so you’re right, no news there.
January 25th, 2010
Too bad the GOP can’t transfer the bumper sticker simplicity to good governance. I hope Obama challenges them directly and returns their disrespect in his SOTU. The biased-liberal-media should be arrested for aiding the misrepresentations that have duped our gullible electorate.
January 25th, 20105:53 pm
Its getting better every day.
January 25th, 20105:55 pm
January 25th, 2010
We all benefittted, especially the unemployed. Too much was given in tax cuts to businesses that needed customers and clients. And we’ll continue to benefit until this time next year. It was a modest package when taken in context.
January 25th, 20105:56 pm
So, what did they say? I mean these are my tax dollars at work…
Jokes aside, I would be interested in what Common Cause had to say…
January 25th, 20105:57 pm
Pertaining to a previous discussion we had about Redbones.
“Actually, nothing much happened at the ethics committee.”
“June 4th, 1973 was much like any other summer’s day in Peterborough and Ralph Mellish, a file clerk at an insurance company, was on his way to work as usual when – nothing happened! Scarcely able to believe his eyes, Ralph Mellish looked down, but one glance confirmed his suspicions: behind a bush, on the side of the road, there was no severed arm, no dismembered trunk of a man in his late fifties, no head in a bag – nothing, not a sausage! For Ralph Mellish this was not to be the start of any trail of events which would not, in no time at all, involve him in neither a tangled knot of suspicion nor any web of lies, which would – had he been not uninvolved – surely have led him to no other place than the Central Criminal Court of the Old Bailey. But it was not to be!
Fresh Off a Massachusetts Victory, G.O.P. Aims at Illinois
But the election last week of a long-shot Republican, Scott Brown, to the Senate in Massachusetts, a similarly blue state, has breathed new life into Republicans here and suddenly turned next Tuesday’s statewide primaries — the first in the nation this year — into a pep rally for November and a possible window into what is to come nationally as the 2010 primary season unfolds.-TreasonTimes
Going for the jugular, heh
January 25th, 20105:58 pm
Hmmm…sounds an awful lot like a GOP-Democrat two-step…
And Cheney? Well, he did come out swinging in support of his Little Girl, two-steps ahead of Fierce Advocate… jus playin Devil’s Advocate, as you know, but, well…facts is facts….
January 25th, 20106:01 pm
January 25th, 20106:02 pm
For a second there I thought you meant Redbones the ethinic group…love an old redbone hound…fact is, I love any hound…
So how did Scott Brown get elected in Mass?
By being pro-choice, by saying he’s willing to work with Obama, by pushing a record that included his support for the 2006 state universal-care law and his opposition to efforts to abolish the state income tax.
By being a moderate Republican, in other words, just as I recommended, Reporter.
Shoot, by the time he’s up for re-election you guys will be calling him a RINO and running some Club for Growth idgit against him in the primary.
January 25th, 20106:04 pm
Jeez, Hillbilly you messed me up with that 5:57!
Like josef, I was wondering the same thing! Then I thought of this guy, of course…
January 25th, 20106:08 pm
Oh Jay. Stop it. You’re crackin’ me up.
“We all benefittted, especially the unemployed. ”
So where are the jobs?
January 25th, 20106:09 pm
Leon, yeah! Nobody like him….
January 25th, 20106:10 pm
“By being pro-choice, by saying he’s willing to work with Obama, by pushing a record that included his support for the 2006 state universal-care law and his opposition to efforts to abolish the state income tax.”
Yet, he stated that he would vote against government health care.
It’s MASS, who cares if they are taxed to death? They don’t call it Taxachussetts for nothing.
Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)
January 25th, 20106:12 pm
Well, Bookman might not of had a good time today, but some of us did. For example, RW found out he’d been paying for kids Midori didn’t even have. And Outhouse had some meth or something and started talking about women burning bras and hippies having parties and such. You can’t make this stuff up. A guy that wrote books for a living could just come on this blog and get chock-full of stuff he could put in.
Anyhow, nobody’s interested in the Democrats uniting. There’s no way to do it. They got Republicans that call theirselfs Democrats. They got radicals that think they’re moderates. In between, you got a few people that get lost in the war. You might as well ask RW and Midori to get together again.
I hope Bookman’s learnt his lesson. He ain’t going to see anything worthwhile down at the statehouse. All the good stuff happens at the strip clubs or private parties or on the golf course or during hunting trips and just plain trips with lobbyists. By the time it gets to the statehouse it’s a done deal. The stuff they put on in these meetings Bookman goes to is just for show.
Have a good night everybody.
January 25th, 20106:14 pm
“Too much was given in tax cuts to businesses that needed customers and clients.”
And yet, unemployment is at 10% and growing.
“And we’ll continue to benefit until this time next year.”
So you like being unemployed and living off $200 per week?
Where did you get the information you just shared on why Brown got elected. Everything I heard in voter interviews, and in commentaries was his stand on health care reform, and run away spending.
It’s amazing how Dems, and their media have twisted what happened in Mass. to suit their agenda. Absoultely amazing.
January 25th, 20106:16 pm
Jay, by the way, the Republicans have stated time and again that they’d work with the president.
It’s just that the democrats shut them out of meetings, have closed door votes etc……………..
I also just saw an interview with Brown in which he refused to call himself conservative, saying that he’s a Massachusetts Republican.
So we’ll see how he performs in office, and whether his fellow Republicans will allow him to show the independence he needs to be re-elected in that state. You know, big tent and all that…
Jay, It seems like you agree with Obama that Brown’s election was a backlash against Bush. That takes a lot of Kool-Aid and lowers my opinion of your IQ (if you truly believe it) but you are still smarter than Boortz. Come to think of it so is my cat.
January 25th, 20106:17 pm
These same people hate Reagan yet they want to compare Obama to him.
January 25th, 20106:18 pm
Oxendine has raised the most for his run for governor of all the GOP candidates. The DNR has given the Ox a verbal reprimand of sorts by reminding him that he should have taken a hunter safety course before hunting on the property of someone that the Ox should be keeping at “arm’s length” in order to avoid any issues regarding conflicts of interest. Georgia needs a change and I just don’t see the Ox as representing change.
How did Brown get elected? The Independents took off their rose-colored glasses…
January 25th, 20106:19 pm
“I also just saw an interview with Brown in which he refused to call himself conservative, saying that he’s a Massachusetts Republican.”
Jay, Obama also claims to not be a liberal. Yet he is………….
January 25th, 20106:20 pm
Madison, please. I never said anything like that, because I don’t believe it. As I wrote earlier today, that’s Obama trying to side with the angry sentiment rather than become its target.
“It seems like you agree with Obama that Brown’s election was a backlash against Bush.”
THAT would explain why a democrat controlled seat for over 30 years was taken by a no name guy…………
January 25th, 20106:22 pm
“Obama trying to side with the angry sentiment rather than become its target.”
OH YES!!!!! Obama could NEVER be the target of angry Americans who are fed up with his lack of experience, leadership and accountability.
THAT MUST BE IT!!!!!
stands for decibels
How did Brown get elected?
Given that there was no exit polling, anyone who claims to know is probably lying.
Sorry Jay, I didn’t see your earlier column.
January 25th, 20106:24 pm
Bookman- Has obozo ever called himself a liberal?
Maybe Scott lies too, just sayin….
January 25th, 20106:25 pm
I drove a truck for a while but I didn’t learn as much about politics as Redneck. Dang!
How did Brown get elected? ACORN’s get-out-the-zombie-vote drive, just like the GOP predicted.
Bozo has announced that he is sick and tired of them playing the Jefferson’s theme every time he and Michelle enter the White House. He said, when confronted with this dilemma, “I’m tired of this sh*t. “
“Jay, Obama also claims to not be a liberal. Yet he is…………”
That’s your opinion, not a fact. There are plenty of Americans for whom President Obama is not “liberal” enough.
Actually, that doesn’t look like its the answer either, Josef. The one major exit-type poll I’ve seen says that among those who voted in that special election, Obama’s job approval rating was 61-37; even 33 percent of Brown voters approved of Obama’s job performance.
Even more interesting, 68 percent of those voting said they approved of the state universal-health care system. In other words, it appears Bay State voters actually voted on the basis of who the candidates were instead of on things not on the ballot.
January 25th, 20106:26 pm
Attention all future Republican Congressman- When campaigning this summer in a bleeding heart state full of surrender monkeys, be sure not to call yourself a Repug, just sayin….
January 25th, 20106:27 pm
That poll by the way is http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/polls/WaPoKaiserHarvard_MassPoll_Jan22.pdf
January 25th, 20106:29 pm
“That’s your opinion, not a fact.”
Top 100 most liberal people in America.
Number One: Barack Hussein Obama
The Harvard graduate who grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia the son of a black father who deserted the family and a white mother who moved to Indonesia and left him in the care of his grandparents ran a masterful and truly historic presidential campaign. Going from state senator to President in four years was a remarkable achievement. His magnificent speeches captured the imagination of his nation and – perhaps even more so – the world. Last January, the words ‘hope” and “change” were on everyone’s lips as he stood on the steps of the Capitol and was sworn in on a frigid morning when it seemed anything was possible.
In the past year, however, Obama’s brand has been tarnished, perhaps irrevocably. His promises of bipartisanship have come to naught as the Democrats rammed through a party-line vote on healthcare. Never has such fundamental legislation been passed on the say so of one party when the country so clearly opposes it. The strategy is a dangerous gamble and it remains to be seen whether Obama can pull it off. Having ridiculed Bush for pursuing the “politics of fear”, Obama has had a rude awakening as he has listened to the daily intelligence reports and – on Christmas Day – was at the top of a national security apparatus that left America open to an al-Qaeda attack. Obama’s poll ratings now hover around 50 per cent – a remarkable slump. Even his famous ability to craft memorable phrases and formulate almost lyrical rhetoric now seems to be deserting him as inspiration gives way to perspiration. It is far, far too early to write Obama off. He could yet prove all his detractors wrong. But 2010 will bring the moment of truth for him.
Police Line Do Not Cross
So “this” is why the AJC removed the “political vent” category from their website Vent. All the liberals vents were being voted to the bottom each day. So very sad.
“There are plenty of Americans for whom President Obama is not “liberal” enough.”
Yep, their called Black Panthers, Anarchists and Nazis.
January 25th, 20106:31 pm
“Even more interesting, 68 percent of those voting said they approved of the state universal-health care system. In other words, it appears Bay State voters actually voted on the basis of who the candidates were instead of on things not on the ballot.”
So……why didn’t they just vote another Democrat in office?
Hell, Obama went to campaign for her…………and she lost.
Obama went to campaign for Corzine……..and he lost.
January 25th, 20106:33 pm
Um…. anarchists and nazis are what LA considers “liberal?” Really? Is LA smoking some serious sticky that connects those dots in the mind, or does he or she merely fling monkey nuggets around all day for lack of an actual life?
I saw those back to back embarrassments and annihilations of the Republicans in 2006 – losing EVERY single one of the 36 contested seats (a first in American history) – and losing 27 out of 31 seats in 2008, as much more than just a “backlash” against the worst American president in modern times, if not ever.
Ditto the RINO’s nomination.
They were the acts of a nation finally fed up enough to open their eyes and see through this bungling and deadly fake conservatism.
And to the great pleasure of us non-conned they said, no more…
January 25th, 20106:35 pm
Believe it or not, this time I wasn’t referring to Obama per se, but to the general starry-eyed naivete. The cult of personality continues unabated. Since the president is, at best, a cheerleader (and I mean that toward the office, not the man), Obama is a pretty good one…the candidates at the local level in response to the local concerns was, as it always is, the deciding factor. Coakley, I think, was going for a free ride on Obama’s coattails and offered little of substance and the voters of the Bay State saw through that, took off the rose colored glasses, and cast their votes.
“They were the acts of a nation finally fed up enough to open their eyes and see through this bungling and deadly fake conservatism.”
So, why did Mass put a RINO in office when they could have put a hard core liberal in?
jay, your side accused Palin of being vehemently opposed to comprehensive sex education and abortion. She was neither.
I can get a general sense of a candidate’s positions from the media, but until I do my own research….reading between the lines so to speak, it’s only then that a candidate comes to life. There were what….5 Republicans in the Massachusetts legislature? He’ll be a fierce advocate for national defense, veterans’ affairs, and Washington’s massive spending. Other than that, he’s entitled to his personal opinions which may or may not coincide with the voters in Massachusetts.
Priorities are priorities, and Massachusetts voters didn’t feel as though theirs were being addressed.
January 25th, 20106:37 pm
Local Headline: “Lawmaker wants anyone arrested on a felony charge to submit DNA”
You already have to give your photo, handwriting and fingerprints. Anyone have any problem with this ?
“anarchists and nazis are what LA considers “liberal?” Really? Is LA smoking some serious sticky that connects those dots in the mind, or does he or she merely fling monkey nuggets around all day for lack of an actual life?”
War protests are full of them. And they ALL vote democrat.
DailyKos is full of them. And they ALL vote democrat.
January 25th, 2010
“There are plenty of Americans for whom President Obama is not “liberal” enough.”
Yep, their called Black Panthers, Anarchists and Nazis.
I’m sure you have a exit poll to back up that one too.
January 25th, 20106:38 pm
National Socialists and anarchists are decidely not liberal, but they are decidedly leftist…
January 25th, 20106:39 pm
A trip down hypocrite lane. Meet the democrat voters who wanted to kill Bush.
January 25th, 20106:40 pm
“I’m sure you have a exit poll to back up that one too.”
Nope, better, I have pictures. See above.
January 25th, 20106:41 pm
Funny thing is, some of those war protester signs are misspelled. MUST BE A DEMOCRAT VOTER!!!!
Police Line, I can only presume he is a big John Ashcroft, big government, Homeland Security fan…
Habeus corpus? We don’t need no stinking habeus corpus!
January 25th, 20106:43 pm
The Rest Of The Story
January 25th, 20106:44 pm
“But Sara Totonchi, executive director of the Southern Center for Human Rights, opposes Teilhet’s proposal, describing it as “going after flies with a sledgehammer.”
“It’s irresponsible to mandate our already strapped law enforcement personnel to procure, test and store the DNA of every person that comes through their doors,” she said.
Tontochi said her organization would like to work with Teilhet on the legislation to iron out its concerns.
Sandra Michaels, a lobbyist for the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said Teilhet’s proposal is “overly broad.”
“There are so many felonies on the books that the collection of DNA on all of them is not really productive,” she said. “It’s basically setting a wide net to catch a minnow.”
It is estimated Teilhet’s proposal could cost the state $10 million in initial equipment costs and about $7 million a year in ongoing costs for technicians, instrument maintenance and supplies for DNA analysis.”
January 25th, 20106:45 pm
“Habeus corpus? We don’t need no stinking habeus corpus!”
Wasn’t it your hero Abe Lincoln who came up with that? You know, a higher law than the Constitution… jus sayin…
Enjoy the photos of your fellow Bush haters. I’m sure you’ll find it exciting to see Bush’s head cut off in one photo, or perhaps one with Bush having a bullet hole between his eyes.
Yep, democrat voters sure are sweet, ain’t they!
Actually, the Republicans support Obama when he takes action consistent with their policy preferences (i.e. the Afghanistan surge). The Republicans do not support Obama when he takes action inconsistent with their policy preferences (i.e. the current health care bill).
I guess Jay thinks that Republicans should support Obama’s policies even if they and their constituents are opposed to them? Did the Democrats do this? I must have missed it. If so, why did they behave in this way?
I guess Jay is one of the many liberal pundits who thinks that constantly braying “party of no” is going to make any impact on independent voters. I can see why as it worked so well for them over the past year.
Meet the democrat voters who wanted to kill Bush
The guy just wanted to hit him with his shoe and you want to just blow it all out of proportion. I’m shocked. Awed. Really.
January 25th, 20106:47 pm
“Wasn’t it your hero Abe Lincoln who came up with that? You know, a higher law than the Constitution… jus sayin…”
No, here is a list of AmVet’s heros:
1: don quixote
2: Max Cleland
3: John F. Kerry
4: Ashley Wilkes from (Gone with the Wind)
5: Jimmy Carter
January 25th, 20106:48 pm
“The guy just wanted to hit him with his shoe and you want to just blow it all out of proportion. I’m shocked. Awed. Really.”
That MUST be why all those anarchist democrat voters wrote “death to bush” and “bush must die” all over their poster boards.
There’s a great deal of truth to what you say, and, truth be told, that’s as it should be…
I read the comments under your “Redbone” video. Someone said beginner dogs need to have some coons shot down from the tree. What do the dogs do with ‘em? Do they eat ‘em?
Ever since our last conversation, I’ve seen and read where those things (raccoons) are nasty and full of parasites that can bring about permanent brain damage if someone comes in contact with their poop…..or scat as the hunter’s call it.
My Mom had one as a pet. My Dad searched far and wide for one for me.
I’m glad he never found one.
I’m sure that’s what you tell yourself as you rock yourself to sleep at night but any claims of yours regarding me and what I like or dislike are nothing more than fabrications of your own making.
Obama has just announced that he will detain 47 of the Gitmo inmates indefinitely without trial. Guess he don’t need no stinking habeus corpus either. Oh and he is a “chickenhawk” if Bush ever was.
January 25th, 20106:50 pm
As I said, …fabrications of your own making. Oh YEAH.
“I’m sure that’s what you tell yourself as you rock yourself to sleep at night but any claims of yours regarding me and what I like or dislike are nothing more than fabrications of your own making.”
OH YEAH!!!! I went back in time, staged a 100 thousand person protest, created thousands of posters that hail the death of Bush, and quickly returned to post them on Bookman’s blog.
“I’m sure that’s what you tell yourself as you rock yourself to sleep at night but any claims of yours regarding me and what I like or dislike are nothing more than fabrications of your own making”
LOL. So says the rocket scientist who crams everyone who does not share his views into one ignorant stereotype.
Pot meet kettle.
January 25th, 20106:51 pm
Must say, not a bad roster if heroes…I may disagree with some of the things the real ones did and do, but when it comes to don Quijote and Ashley Wilkes, not a bad pair…
Whoopsee! Make that he (Brown) will be a fierce advocate AGAINST Washington’s massive spending.
You forgot “Democrats oppose Bush.”
Both parties are very good at spending:
Wonder if they will default?
January 25th, 20106:52 pm
“There’s a great deal of truth to what you say, and, truth be told, that’s as it should be.”
Thanks Josef. I mean it is supposed to be the opposition party after all and truth be told, most Americans oppose what they have been opposing. Cap and trade, healthcare disaster, KSM in NY, etc
Brown also ran as being the 41st vote against Obama’s plan, and being a deficit hawk. If Obama moves to the center, most Republicans will work with him, including Brown. If not, he will become irrelavent very quickly. Americans haven’t given up on Obama, but he has to change. The early signs are not good. The best thing he could do is fire Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod.
“when it comes to don Quijote and Ashley Wilkes, not a bad pair…”
Yep, one was a complete idiot and the other was a pansy.
Sorry, but I’m going to have to reject the pointless labels. Nazis, to the best of my knowledge, are neither “leftists” nor “liberals,” nor do they (modern, swastika-wielding white supremacist Nazis) tend to support Democrats. Enjoy your mind-altering substances, though. Your evening is clearly going better than mine!
January 25th, 20106:53 pm
Looks like it was my turn to pull out the crystal ball. I just loves me some preemption. Eat your heart out, Paul.
“Americans haven’t given up on Obama, but he has to change”
His poll numbers drop daily.
January 25th, 20106:54 pm
“The best thing he could do is fire Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod.”
Yep, and he should hire Paul Begala and James Carville.
January 25th, 20106:55 pm
Interesting how the Democrats accuse the right of moral issues, while the progressives are just plain old fashion Chicago type thugs.
I disagree, the National Socialist movement if very far to the left.
They disbanded trade unions, just like Castro and Stalin
They took control of the private sector, just like Hugo and Kim Jung Il.
They marginalized certain sectors of the population, Lenin and Hugo both went after the rich.
Gee, it almost sounds like a pattern.
Americans haven’t given up on Obama
January 25th, 20106:56 pm
josef, there is a HUGE misunderstanding about this comparison.
In 1861 Lincoln suspended habeus corpus in two very, very small geographical areas – Maryland and parts of few Midwestern states. For a very limited time frame.
“He did so in response to riots, local militia actions, and the threat that the border slave state of Maryland would secede from the Union, leaving the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., surrounded by hostile territory. Lincoln chose to suspend the writ over a proposal to bombard Baltimore, favored by his General-in-Chief Winfield Scott.”
And he had this tiny little problem of facing the very real fact that the United States was going to be forever split up by secessionists.
George Walker Bush? The First and Second?
They had NO such relatively grave concerns, yet they implemented and sustained it EVERYWHERE in America. And have kept it place for years.
“What, really, a time of shame this is for the American system. What the Congress did and what the president signed today essentially revokes over 200 years of American principles and values.” ~Jonathan Turley
Jeez, and my pants leg was finally starting to dry out from downstairs…
Had “pet” coons as a child. Got one now who comes up from the creek to see what we’ve left out for her…keeps her distance (about three or four feet) but is about as tame as they ever get…the do carry rabies, you don’t want to let them bite you…but given their personal space, are quite comfortable around human beings and make good “conversation.” They have really analytical minds and to watch them solve a problem is an insight into just how arrogant we homo sapiens can be…
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