In NH, Palin’s endorsement a boon in primary, a risk in the general

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Kelly Ayotte, former NH attorney general and now candidate for the U.S. Senate

Like Karen Handel here in Georgia, Republican Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire has been endorsed as a “Mama Grizzly” by Sarah Palin in Ayotte’s campaign for the GOP Senate nomination.

That endorsement is likely to help Ayotte considerably in the primary, according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling. In their survey conducted July 23-25, 48 percent of New Hampshire conservatives said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate endorsed by Palin, while 18 percent said a Palin endorsement would be a turnoff.

Last week, I questioned how much credit Palin should be given for pushing Handel to her first-place finish in the Republican gubernatorial primary here in Georgia (Handel still faces an Aug. 10 runoff with Nathan Deal.) The polling results out of New Hampshire suggest that I might have been mistaken — Palin may indeed have been a difference maker.

However, if you dig a little deeper into the PPP crosstabs, you find that Palin’s endorsement cuts both ways. Overall, 51 percent of NH voters say that a Palin endorsement would make them less likely to vote for a candidate, while just 26 percent say a Palin endorsement would make them more supportive. Among self-described NH moderates, just 14 percent see a Palin endorsement as positive, while 65 percent see it as a problem. And according to PPP, moderates make up 47 percent of the NH electorate.

In April, well before the Palin endorsement, Ayotte’s favorable/unfavorable numbers among NH independents stood at 35/23. By last week, they had fallen to 33/38. Ayotte still has a lead over Democrat Paul Hodes, but according to PPP it has closed from 47-40 in April to 45-42. (As of July 12, Rasmussen put Ayotte up over Hodes by 49-37%.)

PS: Here’s the gender breakdown on the effect of a Palin endorsement question:

…….More likely……Less likely
Men…….30……………..48
Women…22……………..53

511 comments Add your comment

RW-(the original)

July 27th, 2010
3:22 pm

That drop in the Palin related general election support would probably be more than offset if Obama endorses the Democrat.

TaxPayer

July 27th, 2010
3:29 pm

Palin! Wasn’t she that loser that ran against McCain. Or something like that.

Peadawg

July 27th, 2010
3:34 pm

Palin endorsing a candidate would have the same effect as Obama endorsing a candidate…both would plummet.

Jack

July 27th, 2010
3:34 pm

I’d take Palin’s endorsement any time over Bookman’s.

Dave R.

July 27th, 2010
3:34 pm

The problem in Northeast states in general, and N.H. in particular, is that self-described “moderates” up there are not really moderates; they’re just not flaming liberals. :)

Rck Patel

July 27th, 2010
3:37 pm

Populist Princess Sarah Palin endorses candidates whom she honestly believes will serve the people by implementing common-sense conservative policies in state & federal government. She knows that some of them will win, some will lose, and some will reload & re-enter the fight.

Granny Godzilla

July 27th, 2010
3:38 pm

Fact: Grizzly bear females have something called delayed implantation. After they mate with a male grizzly, the resulting fertilized embryo waits inside the female until the fall. If the mother has enough fat reserves to be able to sustain a pregnancy, the embryo will implant itself in the wall of her uterus. If she doesn’t have enough reserves, the embryo is simply reabsorbed into her system. Because of this delayed implantation, a female grizzly bear can carry more than one cub from more than one father, resulting in cubs from the same litter that don’t look like each other.

ooops….this is not about real grizzly bears but the Demi-Governor.

Pardon me.

jasper

July 27th, 2010
3:41 pm

Is it just me: Harry Reid and Warren Jeffs, seperated at birth.

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
3:49 pm

A little bit frustrating that the Public Policy Polling folks specifically asked if Palin’s endorsement mattered, but didn’t ask about Obama’s. Especially since they bothered to ask about Obama’s job performance. Oh well. maybe they will when it’s closer to Nov…

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
3:51 pm

…then again, why would they ask about Obama’s endorsement when Hodes isn’t facing a primary challenge?

sorry, I came down with a case of Teh Stoopit up there. never mind.

Instead I’ll just ask–what percentage of Jay’s commenters know what “cross tabs” are in this context?

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
3:52 pm

also:

Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire has been endorsed as a “Mama Grizzly” by Sarah Palin

Has anyone besides Amanda Marcotte thought to point out that actual mama grizzlies don’t care about anyone’s babies but their own?

Southern Comfort

July 27th, 2010
3:52 pm

Looking at those crosstabs, I’d say NH is just as partisan as any other state, no matter how frilly a dress they try to put on it.

Joe

July 27th, 2010
3:58 pm

Palin is entirely a creature of the media. We have former Presidents, Vice Presidents, Presidential candidates, Vice Presidential candidates, and many other current and former dignitaries who have contributed so much more and have so much more yet to contribute. Yet the so-called liberal media covers the former half-term governor of a state with a smaller population than Louisville, Kentucky as if she were the second coming. It’s enough to make you sick.

RW-(the original)

July 27th, 2010
4:00 pm

Geez that Amanda has one foul mouth, but the point being made is pretty foolish so maybe that’s why.

Her constituents would be her young in the political sense.

joe matarotz

July 27th, 2010
4:01 pm

Jay, have they done a similar survey on an Obama endorsement for a candidate, or do you only throw stones at Conservatives/Republicants/people who disagree with you?

Kamchak

July 27th, 2010
4:01 pm

Palin is entirely a creature of the media.

[...]

Yet the so-called liberal media covers the former half-term governor of a state with a smaller population than Louisville, Kentucky as if she were the second coming. It’s enough to make you sick.

It seems as though you have addressed your own concern.

Jay

July 27th, 2010
4:02 pm

Joe M., as I made pretty clear in this morning’s post, Obama would be poison to Roy Barnes here in Georgia.

jt

July 27th, 2010
4:03 pm

Sorry,

but Palin has swallowed the neo-con/democrat war-mongering kool-aid.

The middle-class just ain’t into it anymore. Can’t scare New Hampshirians.

The statists and their lap-dog media will have to get more creative to keep the game up.

Have you heard about the narco-terrorists in Costa Rica?

@@

July 27th, 2010
4:04 pm

From what I’ve read, Handel overcame a lot of obstacles in her life. On her own at 17?

Dreams of a better tomorrow. Nutin’ wrong with that. Don’t know that I’ll vote for Handel, but YOU GO GIRL!

Nowadays I can only dream about what it would’ve been like had America’s first black, first lady been the Democratic Party’s nominee in 2008.

Pogo

July 27th, 2010
4:05 pm

Palin is dumb. Higher taxes are good. GOP is bad. Democrats are good. This is a synopsis of a typical Jay Bookman blog topic as he preaches to little group of shut-ins here.

Journalists like Jay that don’t have a single critical thing to say about the party that they support are pretty much worthless. In fact, a real journalist doesn’t support any party (at least in their work)so I guess Jay couldn’t really be considered a journalist. I think the more appropriate term for Jay is “Political Hack”. Fits him nicely.

Joe

July 27th, 2010
4:08 pm

In fact, a real journalist doesn’t support any party…

Not the stupidest comment I’ve ever read, but it’s up there.

Goldie

July 27th, 2010
4:12 pm

Palin The Quitter — great bumper sticker! :-)

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
4:13 pm

“In fact, a real journalist doesn’t support any party…”

Not the stupidest comment I’ve ever read, but it’s up there.

I guess Pogo must think Keith Olbermann is the cat’s pajamas, then?

Dave R.

July 27th, 2010
4:13 pm

Obama is entirely a creature of the media.

Joe, fixed your 3:58. No thanks needed.

Scout

July 27th, 2010
4:13 pm

Jay:

Obama is “poison” to this country period. Couldn’t have expressed it better myself.

joe matarotz

July 27th, 2010
4:14 pm

OK, Jay, here’s another topic for you to tastefully dance around. Charles ‘dirtbag’ Rangel is curently meeting behind closed doors with Senate Democrap leaders to cut a deal to settle the ethics charges against him and save his seat in Congress. He also just returned from New York where he was campaigning for reelection. Are ethics violations okay, as long as they are perpetrated by a Democrap? Only Congressional Democraps can say for sure.

Joel

July 27th, 2010
4:15 pm

Hey Pogo – Seethe much?

Jefferson

July 27th, 2010
4:15 pm

Say it with a frown.

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
4:16 pm

RW, it’s true, as bloggers go, Amanda can be a bit rough.

I don’t think she ever called a sitting Supreme Court Justice a “goat-[bleeping] child molester”, though.

SOUTHERN ATL

July 27th, 2010
4:16 pm

Granny Godzilla@3:38…that was too funny!

RW-(the original)

July 27th, 2010
4:17 pm

What’s this fascination you libs have with Red State?

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
4:18 pm

OK, Jay, here’s another topic for you to tastefully dance around.

Not until he first addresses my demands for a 12-part series on the wisdom of abolishing the US Senate.

popeye

July 27th, 2010
4:18 pm

Very good pogo “Palin is dumb. Higher taxes are good. GOP is bad. Democrats are good”

And here I thought you were always a right wing nut job. Wonders never cease do they?

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
4:19 pm

What’s this fascination you libs have with Red State?

Oh, it’s probably sheer jealousy. Us potty-mouthed bloggers toil in obscurity for years and never once get the big call to play in The Show like Erick Son-of-Erick. It’s so unfair!

larry

July 27th, 2010
4:20 pm

Ayotte, Handel and Angle …………if they dont win, they could form their own track team with Palin as much as they run from the press when they ask really tough questions about their positions.

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:21 pm

Have the unions spoken up and told all the liberals who to vote for yet?

Lord Help Us

July 27th, 2010
4:21 pm

You’re a dinosaur, Callahan…

popeye

July 27th, 2010
4:22 pm

And what is it with the Lars Larsens, Eric Ericksons, and Hugh Hewitts…..Are these guys so simple they have to refer to their last names to remember their first?

RW-(the original)

July 27th, 2010
4:22 pm

sfb,

Seriously I don’t recall ever seeing a conservative here link to or reference Red State, but you’d almost think Jay B was the guys publicist.

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:22 pm

Go ahead, MAKE my day…

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
4:24 pm

Palin The Quitter — great bumper sticker!

Unless you’re driving an up-armored Humvee, I would advise against it.

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:24 pm

Jay, so an Obama endorsement would be poison to Barnes here in Georgia? Given the recent results in Massachusetts, Virginai, etc, can you tell us who, exactly, might BENEFIT from an Obama endorsement?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

July 27th, 2010
4:27 pm

Well, I hate to say it, but seems to me Sarah’s endorsement sort of has the same effect as a lady of the evening telling everybody what a fine woman your wife is. That’s what you get when Sarah gets involved in a race in those crazy Northren states.

She needs to stick to the South. Heck, we’ll beleive anything. If Sarah tells us the sun started rising in the west, we’ll cuss all the people out that say otherwise. Besides, colledge graduates and the pointy-heads don’t know everything. Fire them all, is what I say.

Have a good night everybody.

Lord Help Us

July 27th, 2010
4:27 pm

HC, don’t worry…Slick Willie’s gonna sub in on the campaign trail til the poll numbers nudge back up.

Lock up your daughters…

Captain

July 27th, 2010
4:27 pm

I would suggest Handel’s climb up the polls was a result of John Oxendine’s fall. Ox was the solid leader four weeks ago, before Dale Russell at Fox 5 broke a story about Oxendine working on behalf of a Korean businessman for no apparent reason. That was until over $57,000 reasons surfaced. The Oxendine voters crossed over to Handel. That’s reasonable and logical, two words which have never entered the Jay Bookman equation.

If Sarah Palin is as bad for Republicans as Jay Bookman, NBC News, Howard Dean and Keith Olberman insist, then why not encourage her as opposed to slandering the lady?

About Rep Charles Rangle; yes, Pelosi and the Democrats are cutting a deal for Charlie just like the Dems in the Senate did for Chris Dodd. God forbid if either of these men were Republicans, ABC, NBC, CBS, NY Times, Washington Post, Cynthia Tucker and Jay Bookman would be shouting at the top of their lungs for prosecution, jail time, ethics laws. Amazing how quiet they all are when it’s one of their own. How is Nancy Pelosi doing draining the swamp?

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
4:28 pm

Seriously I don’t recall ever seeing a conservative here link to or reference Red State

you might be right, Erick might be more of a liberal target than a real influential voice among conservatives. particularly of late–does his hiring by CNN lessen his cred, perchance?

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:28 pm

Does anyone know who Barack plans to endorse in the Kenyan primaries?

RW-(the original)

July 27th, 2010
4:29 pm

I know, I know….In Massachusetts it was Scott Brown that benefited and in Virginia it was Bob McDonnell.

Do I get extra credit for pointing out that an Obama endorsement in New Jersey was to the benefit of Chris Christie?

JDW

July 27th, 2010
4:31 pm

Interesting data Jay, I was at least considering her as an option but the Palin bit certainly sealed that deal. I can’t imagine Sarah and I agreeing on many candidates.

As for Deal,just what we don’t need, one of the most corrupt congressmen in Washington as Governor!

Looks like I am stuck with King Roy, but I do take solice in the fact that he can’t be worse than Sonny.

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:31 pm

Jay, I saw on the news last night that the record high temperature for July 26 was set back in 1911. Can we please blog some more about the “settled science” of global warming?

RW-(the original)

July 27th, 2010
4:32 pm

does his hiring by CNN lessen his cred, perchance?

Maybe, but I’m going all the way back to the early luckovich days and don’t remember any Red State influence on the conservative posters.

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
4:34 pm

don’t remember any Red State influence on the conservative posters.

Noted.

(In Jay’s defense, remember too that Erickson was — and still is? — a regular over at Peach Pundit, which has been on Jay’s blogroll for as long as Jay’s been blogging.)

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:36 pm

While campaigning for president, Barack Obama described the economy (then at about 8% unemployment) as “the worst economy since the Great Depression.” Any idea how he would describe it now?

Pogo

July 27th, 2010
4:37 pm

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jul/26/obamas-regrettable-records/

Interesting reading for those that aren’t too far gone already.

RW-(the original)

July 27th, 2010
4:38 pm

a regular over at Peach Pundit

I’ve never been to Peach Pundit either.

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:39 pm

Jay, any word on the Obama justice department dropping charges against jack-booted baton-wielding New Black Panther thugs shouting threats and racial epithets at white voters at a polling place? Is Obama planning to speak to the American people on the topic? When is his next scheduled time for taking questions from the press? Some time after the 2012 elections?

Jay

July 27th, 2010
4:40 pm

Harry, if you still believe that a single heat record on a single day in a single location a century ago tells us anything at all about long-term global climate trends, I’m afraid I couldn’t explain the science to you if you held a ,44 magnum to my head.

JP

July 27th, 2010
4:40 pm

I am not a Palin fan, but think her endorsements do help. And while she may go down in flames, don’t discount her in 2012. Like I said, I don’t agree with mostly anything she says, but I marvel at her ability to set off a craze/frenzy with any tweet or comment.

Lord Help Us

July 27th, 2010
4:42 pm

HC, ‘any word on the BUSH justice department dropping charges against jack-booted baton-wielding New Black Panther thugs shouting threats and racial epithets at white voters at a polling place?’

FYT

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:43 pm

Jay, is it still your contention that asking a voter to produce picture ID at a polling place is intimidating, invasive, unreasonable, and a threat to free democratic elections? If so, can you please compare and contrast these unreasonable restrictions with running a gauntlet of jack-booted, baton-wielding, threat-shouting New Black Panthers at a polling place? Any idea why Democrats are concerned enough about the former to file expensive litigation, but not the latter?

Jay

July 27th, 2010
4:44 pm

And Harry, the Obama administration didn’t drop the charges. The decision not to pursue criminal charges against those two nuts was made during the Bush administration, before Obama’s people even took office.

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:44 pm

Jay, if you believe that a few hot July days in Georgia proves anything either, then likewise.

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
4:45 pm

jack-booted baton-wielding New Black Panther thugs

ohfercryinoutloud.

Lord Help Us

July 27th, 2010
4:46 pm

‘jack-booted baton-wielding New Black Panther thugs ‘

It’s…all…they…have…left…

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:47 pm

Lord Help Us, I certainly wasn’t aware that the Obama administration was using the Bush administration as it’s guiding light of precedent for decision making. And I think you better go back and check your facts on that anyways. What I read is that the Bush adminstration filed charges, won a default judgment when the Panthers didn’t show for the hearing, and then the OBAMA administration refused to pursue sentencing based on the default judgment.

Jay

July 27th, 2010
4:47 pm

Harry, you’re firing blanks.

Making noise but having no impact.

Come back with actual ammo sometime.

RW-(the original)

July 27th, 2010
4:48 pm

It’s…all…they…have…left…

That’s pretty funny, LHU, especially coming in the comments of yet another Palin thread.

Jay

July 27th, 2010
4:48 pm

Figuratively speaking, of course.

Lord Help Us

July 27th, 2010
4:48 pm

HC, you ‘read’ wrong…

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:49 pm

Lord Help Us and stands for decibels…see my previous post about comparing the New Black Panthers tactics to showing ID, and get back to me.

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:50 pm

Jay, I’ll take the liberty of translating your remarks…”No Harry, I cannot refute any of your points.”

Granny Godzilla

July 27th, 2010
4:50 pm

speak up for the ladies of the NBPP

they are jill booted thuggettes.

Lord Help Us

July 27th, 2010
4:51 pm

RW, ‘That’s pretty funny, LHU, especially oming in the comments of yet another Palin thread.’

Then thrill me with what the GOP would have given us with McCain/Palin…

No stimulus, check…status quo healthcare, check…no fin reg, check…taxpayer funded BP cleanup, check…Levi living large in the White House, check…

Granny Godzilla

July 27th, 2010
4:52 pm

and the tiniest of the NBPP

the jack bootie thugs

Granny Godzilla

July 27th, 2010
4:53 pm

and the beach patrol of the NBPP

the jack flip flop thugs

Lord Help Us

July 27th, 2010
4:53 pm

HC, ’see my previous post about comparing the New Black Panthers tactics to showing ID, and get back to me.’

Just as soon as you fess up about the Bush admin’s take on the Black Panther case…

Mick

July 27th, 2010
4:53 pm

I’ve seen this many times that “obama had his academic records sealed”, actually because of a federal law FERPA, there are laws governing access to private academic records. The bottom line is this; No one can access anyone’s personal academic records accept that person, period.

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:53 pm

Lord Help Us, I didn’t read wrong. According to noted right-wing news sourse CBS (yes, that was sarcasm) the intimidated poll workers were black, and the Obama DOJ is being investigated…

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20011791-503544.html

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
4:54 pm

all right, Callahan, since you keep bringing it up… what does RW’s favorite potty-mouthed blogger have to say?

What’s interesting is that what has been so implicit for so long that a lot of people don’t even perceive it is being made pretty [gosh-darn] explicit recently. Republicans don’t trust that the euphemisms they’ve always used are going to provoke enough racism to get them the majority in 2010. The non-stop hyperventilating over “reverse racism”—which is a myth—is just a way to be racist while acting like some kind of victim. The targeting of black bureaucrats like Van Jones and Shirley Sherrod is about creating a narrative for the base, that Barack Obama tricked the white majority into voting for him out of racial guilt,* and now that he’s President, he’s trashing the country by appointing a bunch of white-hating black people to powerful offices so they can ruin the lives of white people while enriching black people in an overt act of revenge.

The problem is that our news media isn’t getting this, at all. [Greg] Sargent, for instance, is on the side of right on this Black Panthers thing, but even he makes the mistake of using the term “Black Panthers” instead of “New Black Panthers”. This isn’t a minor issue by any stretch, because not making that distinction leaves the audience to believe that the assclowns who were legitimately trying to threaten voters have anything to do with the Black Panthers of old. As Denise Oliver-Velez pointed out during a panel, the real Black Panthers were anti-racist, and would have never deemed it appropriate to try to fight the oppression of black people by trying comically ineffectual strategies to oppress white people. The real Black Panthers still have quite a bit of esteem, so allowing people to believe that this whole voter intimidation scheme had anything to do with the real Black Panthers is to imply that the left really does tolerate this kind of behavior.

—–
*Even though the majority of white people actually voted for McCain.

LeeH1

July 27th, 2010
4:55 pm

Uh, Sarah Palin has endorsed Levi Johnson to marry her daughter.

So much for her judgement and endorsements.

Jay

July 27th, 2010
4:55 pm

You read incorrectly, Harry. Criminal charges were dropped against the party, its leaders and the two idiots at the polls by the Bush administration. Civil charges were pursued instead by Bush Justice, with the goal of getting restraining orders.

When Obama’s people came into the case, they decided they couldn’t pursue civil charges against the party or its leader because there was no evidence of a party effort to intimidate. They had proof of one or two people at one site for one hour before police ran them off, and that wasn’t enough to prove to a judge that the party had launched the effort and could be held responsible. You would need multiple incidents to prove an organized effort existed.

The second man at the polling site was a registered poll watcher who was allowed by police to stay at the site the rest of election day and caused no problems. Pursuing civil charges against him under those circumstances — law enforcement at the scene clearly thought he posed no threat — would be dfficult as well. iSo they pursued — and got — civil charges and a restraining order against the guy with the baton.

One guy, for one hour, at one polling site, and you guys want to act as if it was Nat Turner’s Rebellion. Pathetic. The real Dirty Harry would be ashamed.

Lord Help Us

July 27th, 2010
4:56 pm

HC, since the incident took place in 2008, how was it categorized by the Bush justice dept.?

Granny Godzilla

July 27th, 2010
4:56 pm

apparently the jack loafered thugs of the GOP have called for an investigation……

somebody has accuracy issues

RW-(the original)

July 27th, 2010
4:56 pm

LHU,

McCain would have given you years of Democrat domination in government and probably would have given you all that other garbage as well.

Left wing management

July 27th, 2010
4:56 pm

Yep, no doubt, Don Blankenship is a living, breathing obscenity.

$@%$%^&*

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:57 pm

The Washington Posts’s account of the New Black Panther incident is at odds with the liberal (Bush dismissed” version as well…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/14/AR2010071405880.html

TaxPayer

July 27th, 2010
4:58 pm

Glenn Beck/Sarah Palin 2012. Now There’s the Ticket. Pleez, Pleez, Oh Pleez.

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
4:59 pm

Jay, would you say the left’s attempts to paint the Tea party as racist are based on more, or less, actual substance than the New Black panther incident?

JP

July 27th, 2010
4:59 pm

Here is some info on Christian Adams, the guy who is making the accusations the R’s are building their case around (From Media Matters)

http://mediamatters.org/research/201007070020

John Birch

July 27th, 2010
5:01 pm

Will Handel maintain her strength in those traditionally democratic (read black) areas of Fulton and Dekalb if she runs against Barnes? I would think that’s more of the $64,000 question than the Palin endorsement.

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
5:01 pm

McCain would have given you years of Democrat domination in government and probably would have given you all that other garbage as well.

You figure McCain would’ve survived the poisonings and/or prop-plane aerial assaults?

Lord Help Us

July 27th, 2010
5:02 pm

HC, more…

Seriously dude, Clint would be disappointed…

TaxPayer

July 27th, 2010
5:03 pm

Fox News Audience: 1.38% black. Fairly Unbalanced.

Lord Help Us

July 27th, 2010
5:03 pm

RW, ‘McCain would have given you years of Democrat domination in government and probably would have given you all that other garbage as well.’

Then WTF are you compaining about!?!?!?

AmVet

July 27th, 2010
5:04 pm

For ANYONE goofy enough to pick that moniker, “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”

LOL. Trolls do crack me up sometimes.

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
5:04 pm

LHU…I doubt it. Still no response about the relative merits of the case, or Obama attempting to white-wash it (pun intended) but that’s pretty much what I expected.

Lord Help Us

July 27th, 2010
5:06 pm

HC, ‘Still no response about the relative merits of the case, or BUSH attempting to white-wash it (pun intended) but that’s pretty much what I expected.’

FYT…again…

Jay

July 27th, 2010
5:06 pm

Harry, the Post story does nothing of the sort. You need to understand the difference between criminal charges that might result in prosecution and a sentence and a civil lawsuit that merely seeks a restraining order.

The Bush Justice people decided this was far too minor a case to pursue criminally and they decided to go the civil lawsuit route. They filed that civil suit Jan. 7, 2009. All the Obama folks did was narrow that approach to address the guy with the baton, and they got the restraining order they sought.

Again, one black guy with a stick in one polling place for one hour, and you guys want to whine that the feds ain’t protecting you from mean old black men.

Harry Callahan

July 27th, 2010
5:06 pm

AmVet, thanks, your comment added a lot to the discussion. If the skinheads or Klan have baton-wielding people at polling places, would you be cool with a DOJ decision to drop charges? If the New Black Panthers can’t be held responsible for the racist actions of a few, why all the smears on the Tea Party?

RW-(the original)

July 27th, 2010
5:07 pm

LHU,

I don’t think I complained about anything, I simply pointed out the irony of your comment. Are you seeing other things around you that aren’t there or only my imaginary words? If it’s the former you should back away from the keyboard and seek help.