December 19, 2014

Wednesday Open Thread: Baldwin’s Nigger

 

HAPPY HUMPDAY PRAGOBOTS!

 

We continue with our look at Baldwin’s Nigger

 PART III:

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  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  • Admiral_Komack

    Holy Crap: Supporter Slaps Barrett After Loss

    Josh Marshall-June 6, 2012, 4:18 AM

    Not sure what to say about this but, wow.

    After tonight’s tough defeat for Wisconsin Democrats a supporter slaps defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett for conceding while votes were still being counted.

    As the news report explains, the women asked Barrett if she could slap him for conceding while the final vote tally was still being counted. Barrett said he’d prefer a hug. She went for the slap.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/06/supporter_slaps_barrett_after_loss.php

    • Miranda

      Well damn!

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Dayum!

    • isonprize

      With friends like that, who needs enemies??? DAMN.

    • Rhoda

      There are a host of people to slap before you get to Barrett who did the best he could; start with the fools that spent ten million against him in the primary.

    • itgurl_29

      You shouldn’t put your hands on anyone like that, but I wanted to slap his behind too when he conceded before they even started getting any real numbers back from Democratic areas.

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNTIN’ Admiral. **BIG HUG** :>)

      – — WOW&1/2!! – — When I heard this – –I had 2 – -AXE Mr. PENGUIN –2 give her a VISIT. – -LOL. – —

      HOW STOOPID!!- – – –

      Good 2 C U –Admiral. :>)

    • MsKitty

      Folks done lost their minds.

  • Miranda

    It wouldn’t be Wed without bitter boyce bitching!

    This little square shaped shithead really gets on my nerves. He is completely devoid of any original thought and honestly doesn’t do anything but write 6th grade level bitchassness. If you were to not pay attention to WHAT he was saying, but HOW he says it, its obvious…HE CAN’T WRITE. All he manages to do is use correct grammar – but the level of writing…its so darn elementary! He is not a serious thinker by any stretch of the imagination! He just manages to spell correctly.

    Now he’s mad that PBO is on the cover of Essence LOL – the bitchassness is in full effect.
    http://newsone.com/2019014/barack-obama-on-the-cover-of-essence/?omcamp=sf_N1TW

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      I feels like sangin’!

      Obots
      There’s a jealous professor in our town
      Ohh, baby

    • rikyrah

      for real?

      FOR REAL?

      he is such a punk ass bitch.

      Mad that POTUS is on the cover of Essence?

      unreal.

    • rikyrah

      does one want to hurt Bitter Boyce’s feelings and point out that the President and First Lady have each given more than one interview to Essence since the election.

      to combat the bitchassness of ‘ it’s an election year, so POTUS is on the cover’.

    • itgurl_29

      So true. His essays expose him. He’s not bright at all. He actually writes like a high school senior. Seriously.

      • Miranda

        high school senior? You give him that much credit? LOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNTIN’ miranda. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – – – -THIS:- – – -I’m not sure what to make of President Obama’s appearance in Essence, . .

      WHA’??? – — HIS JEALOUSY annnd STOOPIDITY ABOUND!!

      Here’s WHAT 2 MAKE: – —

      – — -☻- -He is the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES [annnd U?]
      – – – -☻- – -He has ACHIEVED MORE SUCCESSES IN that office than any other PRESIDENT.[annnd U?]
      – – – -☻ – -Psssst- — -#44- –HE’S BLAH – –annnd the FIRST BLAH PRESIDENT!!–[annnd U??]
      – — -☻- –People in OTHER COUNTRIES RESPECT annnd LOVE HIM 4 HIS BRILLIANT LEADERSHIP!! [annnd U??]
      – – –☻- -OVER 90% of BLAH people SUPPORTED HIM at the POLLS- –[annnd U” – -BTW- – -WERE U among the 90+%??]

      – –☻ – -PEOPLE R NOT INTO U!!!- – – -NOW – — -MAKE DAT!!! - –

      —Now TAKE YOUR LITTLE JUVENILE high school- level essay annnnd- —- – -PLACE IT WHERE the SUN DON’T SHINE!! geesh!!

      He is – –BEYOND — UNBELIEVABLY – -JEALOUS!! —

      Good 2 C U –miranda. :>)

    • Kennymack1971

      Boyce Watkins is jealous of the fact that Barack Obama is all of the things that he isn’t, wasn’t and ain’t ever going to be. Boyce can fall all the way back with this. Hating ass punk.

      • Worldwatcher7

        This right ‘chere. If Boyce had any self-control or self-respect he’d see that.

  • vulcan_girl

    So on TJMS, one if the WI state legislators was on and Roland was asking why the recall failed. First, she made the point that black voters came out, so it’s not going to be a case of Blame Black People. Then she noted that in 2010, Walker won 60% of the union vote and they expected to get 80% this time, but the numbers remained the same as 2010. Then Roland stated that Barrett lost by 11 points, and asked what happened. She just said what happened, Roland! Then he had the obligatory Will This Hurt Obama? moment. Then I turned the TV on and Ann Curry was asking if This Could Mean Problems For Obama?

    No more TV today.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      RoRo is such a tool.

    • Miranda

      I heard that too…..it is so sad how pathetic and juvenile our so-called punditry are. Roland wasn’t trying to have an adult conversation and really do any critical thinking and seriously analyze the numbers. He was just going for a sound bite and his “moment”. It is incredibly frustrating knowing that pure idiots get to have the microphones.

    • rikyrah

      any union person that voted for Walker…they’ll get what they deserve

      • Admiral_Komack

        Word.
        That’s why I”m not sweating this.

    • Jeremy

      Typical ! Well this race has nothing to do with the presidential election and the polls have showed the president winning there by good margins.
      Look the media was planning on doing this like we all knew they would do. We could reverse the script and say that the anti-union bill that was defeated in a landslide in Ohio means trouble for Romney.

      The people in Wisconsin decided to let Walker continue as governor so they will have to suffer the consequences. The only thing I care about are the national races right now.

      • Scopedog

        Agreed.

        Also, Walker’s victory might be short-lived, since it appears that there will be a criminal investigation into his activities as Governor. It doesn’t help that fourteen members of his administration have been granted immunity.

        Nothing about this from the MSM, of course.

        And the President was not on the ballot last night, no matter how the media tries to spin it. Plus, as you said, it seems that he will win the state by a good margin this fall.

    • Kennymack1971

      The ascot is a truly mediocre pundit. He just parrots the same beltway talking points and tries to put a black spin on them. Ro Ro needs to sit his no neck self down.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Look at how Gwyneth Paltrow’s fans defend her:

    mike ‏@razormike305
    @PragObots nigga stfu

    http://twitter.com/razormike305/status/210308973113524224

    • Miranda

      So it shouldn’t matter to those folks when a white republican gets on TV and calls their azzes that too right? Then they’d wanna jump up and be mad about it.

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

        The person who tweeted this is white.

        • Miranda

          I know u lyin

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNTIN’ Sepia. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      FIRST: – – –THANK U 4 this SERIES. IT is POWERFUL!! :>)

      THIS defense show WHYCOME this country has a
      – – “GR8 DIVIDE”. – – — Annnd it is a factor 2 OVERCOME as we continue 2 SUPPORT- – – MR. PRESIDENT/V.P. BIDEN.- —

      Good 2 C U –Sepia. :>)

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

        Hey GLH! Glad you’re enjoying the series!

        • GreenLadyHere

          Sepia – – -ABSOLUTELY!! :>) Luv their “brains”. :>)

          Mr. Baldwin “schools” the man who had problems with the NAMES that we R called. [NEGRO v Black man] – —

          -See WHAT OPPRESSION can do to the mind. But don’t worry about THAT. Just B concerned about maintaining our DIGNITY!

          SPEEEAK — -Prof. Baldwin. :>)

    • Town

      I’m going to come out in somewhat defense of Gwyneth Paltrow:

      The song is called NIGGAS IN PARIS

      She is friends with the people who made NIGGAS IN PARIS

      She got a little too comfortable being BFFs with Beyonce & Jay-Z and perhaps Kanye and thought either she had a black pass or wasn’t thinking at all b/c she’s comfortable around Beyonce & ‘em.

      Having said that, the majority of the people running to Gwyneth’s defense and saying “it’s no big deal” would be throwing up the black power fist if Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin said it.

      So if it’s not OK for Mitt or Sarah to say, it’s not ok for Gwyneth. Her BFF Beyonce needs to take her to the side and explain “thangs” to her so this doesn’t happen again.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia
  • isonprize

    oh, y’all lettin’ people back in now??? LOLOL ‘morning!!

    Either DISQUS or POU’s server was all jacked up last night…

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNTIN’ isonprize. ***BIG HUG** :>)

      Sooo – – – -I was having problems 2 – -also – – plus. :>)

      Glad 2 B able 2 –have a smooth time posting. :>)

      Good 2 C U :>)

  • rikyrah

    The lasting impact of the Wisconsin recall
    By Steve Benen – Wed Jun 6, 2012 7:59 AM EDT.

    As the dust settles in Wisconsin, and the right basks in Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) recall victory, the obvious question is coming to terms with how the incumbent managed to overcome the extensive grassroots opposition to his agenda and candidacy. There is, however, no great mystery here — consider this chart we aired on last night’s show:

    Those pie charts are to scale, by the way. Walker’s financial edge over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) was nearly eight to one, thanks to far-right support from across the country. (By some estimates, the margin may have even been closer to 10 to 1.)

    more here http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/06/12083907-the-lasting-impact-of-the-wisconsin-recall?lite

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 11:30 PM ET, 06/05/2012
    A wake-up call for Dems, labor, and the left
    By Greg Sargent

    Scott Walker’s victory in tonight’s recall battle is a major wake-up call for the left, Democrats, and unions about the true nature of the new, post-Citizens United political landscape, and it should force a major reckoning among liberals and Democrats about what this means for the future.

    There’s no sugarcoating what this loss means for organized labor. Unions invested heavily in this battle in order to make an example of Walker. The goal was to show that Republican governors who attempt to roll back organizing rights will pay the ultimate political price. That effort failed, and the failure will have major repercussions for labor groups as they gear up for future fights over bargaining rights in states.

    But Walker’s win also has major implications for Democratic elected officials across the country. It shows with crystal clarity that Republicans may very well be able to successfully use the new, post-Citizens United landscape to weaken the opposition in a structural way, and to eliminate major sources of support for that opposition.

    “This has enormous implications for Democratic elected officials everywhere,” Andy Stern, the former president of SEIU and now a senior fellow at Columbia University, tells me. “Under the guise of acting to restore balance, [the right] is dramatically decreasing the amount of resources public unions have to participate in the political process.”

    Indeed, one way of thinking about tonight’s results is that they say at least as much about Citizens United, and the ways it has empowered opponents of organized labor, as they do about the very real decline of union power. An analysis by the Center for Public Integrity found that Walker outraised his vanquished opponent Tom Barrett by nearly eight to one, and that outside groups supporting Walker vastly outspent unions, thanks to Citizens United.

    Unions and Dems had hoped that grassroots organizing would be enough to offset that spending advantage, and they did in fact mount a huge effort along those lines. The labor-backed We Are Wisconsin signed up 50,000 volunteers in the last 96 hours, a volunteer army that knocked on 1.5 million doors throughout the state. It wasn’t nearly enough.

    “It’s pretty clear that the voices of ordinary citizens are at permanent risk of being drowned out by uninhibited corporate spending,” said Michelle Ringuette, an official with the American Federation of Teachers.

    Conservatives will respond to this by insisting that this battle proves that they’re winning the war of ideas, and indeed, national Republicans were quick to claim that tonight’s results bode well for November. Recalls are quirky; exit polls showed a big Obama lead; and polls have not shown national support for Walker’s agenda. So it seems unlikely that tonight’s outcome says anything too predictive about this fall.

    But the outcome does say something important about the developing post-Citizens United landscape, and should prompt a major reckoning over how Dems, the labor and the left should deal with this new reality going forward

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line

  • rikyrah

    Clinton didn’t side with GOP on taxes
    By Steve Benen – Wed Jun 6, 2012 8:41 AM EDT.

    After a handful of off-message comments from Bill Clinton, much of the political establishment has decided that the former president has become a thorn in the White House’s side, taking positions that undercut the Democratic agenda. Most of this has been overblown, but it’s a meme now, and the political establishment seems to like it.

    So when Clinton appeared on CNBC’s “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” yesterday, and raised the prospect of extending Bush-era tax rates, Republicans and reporters pounced.

    They should have looked before they leaped. Here’s what the former president told Bartiromo

    “[Policymakers] will probably have to put everything off until early next year. That’s probably the best thing to do right now. But the Republicans don’t want to do that unless he agrees to extend the tax cuts permanently, including for upper income people.

    “And I don’t think the president should do that. That’s what they’re fighting about. I don’t have any problem with extending all of it now, including the current spending level. They’re still pretty low, the government spending levels. But I think they look high because there’s a recession. So the taxes look lower than they really would be if we had two and a half, 3% growth. And the spending is higher than it would be if we had two and a half, 3% growth because there are so many people getting food stamps, so many people getting unemployment, so many people are Medicaid.

    “But the real issue is not whether they should be extended for another few months. The real issue is whether the price the Republican House will put on that extension is the permanent extension of the tax cuts, which I think is an error.”

    Many saw Clinton use the word “extend,” and immediately assumed the former president was taking the Republicans’ side in the upcoming fight. He wasn’t.

    Clinton was effectively taking the line of leaving existing policies in place temporarily — a policy the Obama White House could certainly live with — and rejecting Republican calls for permanent tax breaks and massive spending cuts. He even went on to say, “[T]he thing that cost jobs here has been the Congress’s policies.”

    The former president didn’t agree with the GOP in the interview; he did largely the opposite.

    ——————————————————————————–

    But since the interview caused such a stir, his spokesperson issued a statement, clarifying matters.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/06/12084473-clinton-didnt-side-with-gop-on-taxes?lite

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 06/05/2012
    TheWashingtonPost
    New York Times nails Mitt Romney’s dissembling
    By Greg Sargent

    As I’ve been noting here far too often, the core claims that form the basis for Mitt Romney’s entire case for the presidency have been allowed to escape scrutiny for months and months on end. Romney claims that we know Obama’s policies have destroyed jobs because of the “net” job loss on his watch — a metric that includes the hundreds and hundreds of thousands of jobs lost during the first months of Obama’s term, before those policies took effect.

    I know you’re sick of hearing me say this. But it’s important.

    And so it’s good to see that the New York Times’s Michael Shear has now published a whole article that gets right to the heart of what this is all about:

    Mr. Romney frequently says that Mr. Obama has presided over an economy that has lost hundreds of thousands of jobs. In a recent news release, the Republican campaign said, “Under President Obama, the nation has lost 552,000 jobs.”
    But that statistic includes Mr. Obama’s first year in office, and especially the months of February, March and April, when monthly job losses from the economic collapse were at 700,000 or higher.
    Just ignoring February of 2009, before any of Mr. Obama’s policies — including the economic stimulus — had been put into place, would wipe away all 552,000 lost jobs, giving the president a record of creating 172,000 jobs.
    If Mr. Romney’s team were to ignore Mr. Obama’s first year in office — as Mr. Gillespie suggested should be done for Mr. Romney’s first year as governor — then the president would have added about 3.7 million jobs to the economy.
    Of course, Mr. Romney’s campaign is unlikely to change its rhetoric or strategy. His bid for the White House depends on the idea that Mr. Obama has made the economy worse. Because the country has been adding jobs for nearly two years, Mr. Romney’s argument depends on the steep job losses in Mr. Obama’s first year in office.

    The key here is Shear’s claim that Romney’s presidential candidacy “depends” on the idea that Obama’s policies have “made the economy worse.” This is Romney’s central message — any job growth that’s taken place has only done so in spite of Obama’s policies, and the recovery would have proceeded faster if Obama had never been president at all. Also key is Shear’s observation that this case in turn “depends” on factoring in the job losses at the start of Obama’ term.

    “Depends” is exactly the right word. Indeed, this series of claims is absolutely central to his candidacy. This article is front page material, folks!

    Shear is well respected by political reporters and observers, and isn’t just some dirty hippie liberal blogger. So maybe this will start persuading people that this is a real story that deserves serious and sustained attention.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/new-york-times-nails-mitt-romneys-dissembling/2012/06/05/gJQAeuSfGV_blog.html

  • rikyrah

    Why the GOP is the Party of Choice for Sociopaths and Psychopaths
    By: Hrafnkell Haraldsson
    June 6, 2012

    O]utlaw the practice of witchcraft and Satanism in the US military, lest we offend the God of Heaven.”

    – John Hagee

    “But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”

    – Thomas Jefferson

    The Republican Party has become the party of choice for sociopaths and psychopaths. By now it should be more than obvious why this is true. Sure, these people are going to have problems regardless, but conservatives are more than happy to supply them with ammo, both literally and figuratively.

    Do I even have to write an article after providing the very different quotes given above? Okay, I suppose I do. But rather than talk about bullets and guns laws and “Second Amendment remedies”, I am going to talk about the hate that pulls the trigger. Let’s be up front about this: most of what I want to say I can’t put into print. But let me take a deep breath and try.

    John Hagee clearly needs a refresher course in American history and in particular the Constitution. Likely, if he reads anything it was written by David Barton or by somebody equally ignorant and dishonest.

    Look, I just took after these people yesterday (Trapped by Religion) and here they have me back at it the very next day. There is simply no excuse for this sort of willful ignorance on the part of people who should know better (by that I mean people with at least a grade school education and a better than room temperature IQ), and no clearer example can be made of Gerd Lüdemann’s assertion that Hagee’s religion is incompatible with the pluralism inherent in a modern liberal democracy.

    It fits in pretty well with the sort of theocracy the Constitution prohibits, however. In fact, it fits in very well with the sort of tyrannical religious bigotry inherent in the church for the better part of 1500 years before the Enlightenment freed the human mind from religious superstition and intolerance.

    To make matters worse, Hagee told atheists to get out of America “if our belief in God offends you.” What happened to turning the other cheek? Isn’t that what Hagee is supposed to do according to his professed belief in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? If he wants to be like Jesus, what he should have said was, “We’ll turn the other cheek if our belief in God offends you.” I won’t even get into how he missed the boat on the whole “love your enemy” thing.

    I read the Bible. I’m pretty sure that’s in there.

    http://www.politicususa.com/gop-party-choice-sociopaths-psychopaths.html

  • GreenLadyHere
  • rikyrah

    sorry for the dup

  • Miranda

    The media is being completely insufferable today as expected. nevermind that the Dems now hold a slim majority of the WI senate or that other races took place in other states last night. It is one sheep after another jumping over the same “what does this mean for Obama? Bad!” meme cliff. God these people are such a waste of human dna.

    • Rhoda

      Miranda, LET THEM TALK.

      Every time there is a perceived set-back for POTUS his fundraising goes up. I have no doubt that since last Friday a lot of folks have been sending in the cash and signing up to work. The proof is the fact that POTUS would have won the day yesterday against Willard; and for all the spin the professionals KNOW this.

      That HBO film, Game Change, had a scene in the summer where they KNOW that POTUS is ahead. I remember that time; the polls had this a toss up or a narrow win for McCain. So, they sell the crap they want to the public but they KNOW the truth.

      • Miranda

        I remember that scene in Game Change – I was like “when was this?”….the media lies and we must keep that in mind at all times.

      • Scopedog

        Exactly, Rhoda.

        Honestly, who here does not think that the President didn’t see this coming and hasn’t been preparing for it? Every time they keep saying that he’s finished, he comes back. They said it in 2007-2008. They said it about HCR. They said it about the Debt Deal. They’ve said it so many times that if you made it a drinking game, you’d have already died from liver cirrhosis.

        The state polls are saying something very different from the “horse race” national polls–namely that the President is ahead in several key states, and that things will not change between now and November (hopefully). And even if Wisconsin put Walker back in charge, they will apparently be going for the President come November.

    • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

      You know Miranda that’s huge. If they want to talk about how this reflects on Obama then point out how Dems now control the Senate. Walker may have won but last night his days of ramroding right wing idiocy thru came to an end. Does the President get any credit for that?

      • Miranda

        Nope he won’t get any.

        This is our media folks, completely and utterly USELESS. I had to clap back on a retweet from a dumbass at BuzzFeed that this was a “fully informed electorate”………..the electorate is by and large NOT informed at all and a large part of that is the bullshit spouted from what USED to be credible news sources.

        • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

          BuzzFeed needs to ahead and change their name to RomneyFeed.

  • Rhoda

    I blame Labor. They haven’t been able to seal the deal for a while now. Take 2010 and the fight they launched against Blanche Lincoln; they spent 10 million and they failed to take her out in a Democratic primary. This was a woman anyone could see was likely going down anyway and 2010 was going to be a tough year but they STILL spent money that could have gone into the OH gov. race for example that Strickland almost pulled out.

    They did the same thing in WI; they went for a statement in Falk and spent 10 million that could have made a difference in the race. While they spent that 10 million, Walker spent his money delegitimize the recall itself and make it seem that it is unions v. Walker. They did this even after failing in the earlier recall. I have no problem that they did this; but when doing this the focus was simple and it was Scott Walker. They had to make a case against him and rather than start bloodying him while the Dems had their primary and making the case he had criminal issues; they left him alone with his Koch megaphone.

    The only thing that gives me hope is the fact that POTUS seems to still be running strong in WI and hopefully he’ll have coattails in the house races this fall. Also, the Obama re-elect won’t get outspent to such a degree.

    You know, Rahm got in trouble for calling Labor retarded for spending 10 milion against Blanche Lincoln in ’10. But really, who can argue with the man today? Because WI showed, there is some awful special thinking going on.

    • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

      Regarding Blanche Lincoln that was a mistake from the beginning. Arkansas is not a union friendly state and if nothing else they should have helped her during the general election.

      I think Labor definitely gets a lot of the blame in Wisonsin but imo the bottom line is Barrett couldn’t close the deal.

    • Jeremy

      Great post and right on point. They keep on making these stupid mistakes snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Obama and his team are very smart and they know how to campaign and his campaign his raising a lot of money more than Romney’s campaign and Super Pac combined. The only thing to watch out for is the Rove Super pac, but I have more confidence in the national race.

  • rikyrah

    if true that 30% of union households voted for Walker…

    you can’t help people if they don’t want to help themselves.

    tired of these muthafuckas that vote against their own best interests and think folks should coddle them.

    • Miranda

      From CBS News:

      Majorities of voters living in a union household (62 percent), and most union members themselves (71 percent), voted for Barrett.
      http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57447980-503544/how-scott-walker-won-the-wisconsin-recall-election/

      Translation: 30% of working class WHITE union members voted for Scott Walker…and nobody will call them out on it.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Exactly!

      Don’t save her
      She don’t wanna be saved
      (Ain’t nothin’ going on
      But the money and power)
      Don’t save her
      She don’t wanna be saved
      (Got one in the chamber
      For you weak as* coward)
      Don’t save her
      She don’t wanna be saved

      • Guns3000

        Whatchu know about Project Pat?

  • Jeremy

    When will these people hold the people that vote to account. If money is the only root to winning then Jerry Brown would have lost to Meg Whitman, Reid would have lost to Angle, Bennet of Colorado would have lost to Buck, Linda McMahon would have beat Blumenthal, and so on and so for.

    The unions messed up instead of trying to recall Walker they should have put the anti-union bill up for a referendum vote like the people in Ohio. It’s very hard to go through a recall because to voters it feels like voting for impeachment, also the voters in the state support the president but still voted for Walker to finish his term. This is on the lack of creativity and leadership of some on the left, and the voters of that state. I don’t want to hear any nonsense about Obama or other national Dems at the DNC because I bet they had a feeling this would happen.

    • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

      Which makes the President’s decision to stay out of it look that much smarter.

    • Rhoda

      The WI constitution allows recalls, not referendums. They should have taken the ten million they spent on Falk to attack Walker during the primary.

      • Jeremy

        Oh thanks for the clarification. Well like you said they should have spent the time going after Walker instead of putting money in a lost cause. At least they won a senate seat which will stop the Walker agenda.

    • nathkatun7

      I think you make a good point about holding people that vote accountable. On the other hand, the impact of money on elections should not be taken lightly.

  • Miranda

    This is from a Romney sr adviser:

    @BrettDoster
    Pack it in, Unions. It’s over.

    • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

      Now it’s up to unions. Either get up off the ground and make him regret the day he tweeted that. Or lay there like Greg Ostertag after Shaq slapped him.

      • Ebogan63

        “Or lay there like Greg Ostertag after Shaq slapped him.”

        LOL! I remember that, what a stiff Ostertag was!

  • JojoRaze

    How R-money sold Romneycare, from the WSJ no less, who got access to the e-mails that Mehmey tried to delete.

    h/t DesertFlower1 from PeoplesView.net who advised to spread this far and wide.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303640104577436300587354714.html?mod=WSJ_article_comments#articleTabs%3Darticle

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303918204577447061452012178.html

    • Miranda

      Yep….the WSJ let this one slip through…right at the time of the peak of WI coverage….so nobody is paying attention to it at all.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – –WELCOME 2 CALIFORNIA – — -MR. PRESIDENT!! – – –
    –WE LOVE U!♥- —

    — – -President Obama in California gold rush- —

    – – –<i>President Obama’s campaign is increasingly focusing its fundraising efforts on California, where Obama on Wednesday will make his third trip in a month to attend five fundraisers.

    Silicon Valley and Hollywood are Obama’s hottest spots to raise money, and the spigots have opened wider since Obama last month went public with his personal endorsement of gay marriage, which went over particularly well with California donors.

    The president’s trip on Wednesday will be his 16th visit to California since entering office.

    To be sure, the Golden State has always been a major cash machine for Democratic candidates — and even some Republicans. Sixteen of Obama’s top bundlers — including DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg — hail from California. But the state’s importance to the president has increased as Wall Street has cooled to Obama because of his attacks on Mitt Romney’s private-equity background at Bain Capital.

    “California has always been the go-to, but it’s becoming that way more than ever this cycle,” said Chris Lehane, a Democratic consultant based in the Golden State.
    THERE IS MORE.

    Annnd U can COUNT ON OUR VOTES!! :>) Woo! Hoo! – – –

  • Miranda
    • nellcote

      I don’t want to call them retarded but his campaign seems to be run by 12 year olds. I read somewhere they’re looking to hire a new copy editor AKA spell checker. lol

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – — -“CAUSE- – – -the STATS R POSITIVE- – – -:>) – —

    – – – -Obama leads 48-36 in Pennsylvania, poll finds – —

    — –President Barack Obama has a comfortable, 12-point lead over Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, the latest state poll found. The president currently leads Romney 48 percent to 36 percent with 12 percent undecided, according to the Franklin & Marshall College Poll.

    In a break from some national polls, nearly half — 47 percent — of Pennsylvanians surveyed felt Obama is most prepared to fix the nation’s economic problems, compared to 38 percent who felt Romney was better on the economy. More than half said they believe Obama is better prepared to handle foreign policy, the duties of commander-in-chief and best understands the concerns of ordinary Americans.

    “The president enjoys significant advantages over Romney in his personal popularity and most voters believe he is better prepared to handle the presidency even though they are ambivalent about some of his major policy initiatives,” Franklin & Marshall wrote in its analysis.
    THERE IS MORE.

  • rikyrah

    President Barack Obama has a comfortable, 12-point lead over Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, the latest state poll found. The president currently leads Romney 48 percent to 36 percent with 12 percent undecided, according to the Franklin & Marshall College Poll.

    In a break from some national polls, nearly half — 47 percent — of Pennsylvanians surveyed felt Obama is most prepared to fix the nation’s economic problems, compared to 38 percent who felt Romney was better on the economy. More than half said they believe Obama is better prepared to handle foreign policy, the duties of commander-in-chief and best understands the concerns of ordinary Americans.

    “The president enjoys significant advantages over Romney in his personal popularity and most voters believe he is better prepared to handle the presidency even though they are ambivalent about some of his major policy initiatives,” Franklin & Marshall wrote in its analysis.

    The poll surveyed 412 registered Pennsylvania voters between May 29 and June 4 and has a margin of error of +/- 4.8 percent.

    The results bolster speculation as of late that Pennsylvania may not be a true battleground state this year, tilting more Democratic than analysts initially thought.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Ed Rendell weeps.

      Chris Matthews’ leg tingles.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Sepia – –LOL. – – -THAT- – -RE-THUG!! humph!

    • Scopedog

      That’s very interesting.

      So why did I still see in some spots that PA is a “tossup” or “battleground” state, that it could lean “either/or”? Clearly, according to this state poll (although I wish it were more people in the sampling), the President has a very comfortable lead over Governor Romney, even with the margin of error.

      Some news organizations, it seems, really do want to make this a horse race, even if the facts say otherwise.

      • Jeremy

        PPP poll showed the president winning handily as well. I think a number of polls including some shady ones have shown the president leading handily. They really should put the state in the blue column or at the very least leaning blue. Michigan and Wisconsin are on the blue side as well.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – — AMID the “gloom annnd doom” of th RECALL- – – -let’s not 4-GET THIS POSITIVE: :>) — –

    – – -Despite Scott Walker’s win, Obama outpolls Romney in Wisconsin - – –

    – – – -Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is on his way to victory in the state’s recall election tonight, but looking forward to the fall, the Obama campaign may have something positive to glean from the results.

    While the totals have Walker ahead significantly, exit polls suggest he did it with a healthy dose of support from voters who are leaning toward President Obama in the fall.

    In fact, exit polls show Walker winning 17 percent of Obama supporters — much higher than Democrat Tom Barrett’s 6 percent of Mitt Romney supporters. Overall, the electorate that turned out today is backing Obama by a significant margin: 52 percent to 43 percent.

    – – -SNIP- – –

    – — The numbers could indeed change further, but even as the exit polls have adjusted to reflect Walker’s win, Obama’s lead has stayed largely the same.

    And if they are even close to accurate, Obama would have won the race with the electorate that turned out today.
    THERE IS MORE.

    Annnd may I add that MR. PRESIDENT WAS WISE – –in sooo many ways —NOT 2 GO 2 WISCONSIN!!- —HE KNOWS!! :>)

    GR8 LEADER!! – -:>) – —

    • Ebogan63

      Rmoney ain’t gonna win WI, no way, no how, He ain’t winnin’ PA(so much for a ‘battleground state’

      Therefore, no horse race
      *spikes ball in the end zone* :)

      Hey GLH!

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNTIN’ Ebogan63. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        —-LOL. – –BUT we still gotta –“campaign hard”. :>)
        DON’T TRUST- – – -RACISTS!! –:>)

        – – — – – -JOININ’ U — – “SPIKES BALL IN DA END ZONE!!” —LOL.

        Good 2 C U — -Ebogan63. :>)

  • Miranda

    These are the headlines that yesterday Aleth predicted would be today – for every one that y’all can find, or similar I’ll donate $5 to the Obama-Biden campaign. I’ve already seen 3 myself that would qualify.

    Voters pick Austerity
    Walker win signals Romney Policy is Perfect
    Walker for VP
    Wisconsin recall loss a Bad sign for the President
    The President did not Show Up says Dem Insider
    The DNC did not give us enough Money says Ed Shultz and Daily Kos and the rest of Progressives
    The economy says Bloomberg
    Walker win signals anti-Union Tide
    Low Turnout signals problem for Team Obama
    Black Peoples Fault
    _____________________________

    Dailychaos already has me $20 in by itself!

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda — -I supported this one, yesterday: – —

      — -miranda – – -Went BACK 2 aleth’s “headlines” —-

      — – -Walker win signals anti-Union Tide

      – -with a 36% VOTE 4 walker from union families — – -THIS might fit. —strangely. — —UNION people — don’t like UNIONS???? – – — BEYOND WEIRD!!-- —

      I’ll consider MORE – –$$$$$$ :>) –

  • rikyrah

    The Nevada GOP crack-up continues
    By Steve Benen – Wed Jun 6, 2012 10:06 AM EDT.

    The Las Vegas Sun’s Jon Ralston tweeted this rather remarkable photo this week, showing a new billboard in Las Vegas, which offers “a stark reminder of the Ron Paul takeover of the Republican Party in the state’s largest county.”

    The message is unmistakable: Ron Paul is like Ronald Reagan and Mitt Romney is like George W. Bush. The latter is not meant kindly, I assure you.
    Also advertised on the billboard is Oathkeepers, a group calling its members patriots but who critics refer to as paranoiacs of the first order…. I swear, folks: The Republicans here are better than any act on the Strip.

    more here http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/06/12085570-the-nevada-gop-crack-up-continues?lite

  • Miranda

    Germany Elects First Black Mayor

    A 40-year-old man who had been employed by Germany’s national investigative police agency has been elected the country’s first black mayor.

    Der Spiegel reported John Ehret, whose father was an African-American soldier and mother a native German, took the post Friday in Mauer near Heidelberg in southern Germany, The Local.de said.

    Ehret, who did little campaigning, captured just over 58 percent of the vote to defeat a civil servant in the village, which has about 4,000 residents.

    more here
    http://atlantablackstar.com/2012/06/06/germany-elects-first-black-mayor/

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      I love reading about Black folks in other parts of the world.

  • itgurl_29

    Katrina vandenHeuvel ‏

    @esglaude How best to reach you? Katrina vH/@ The Nation

    See how they do? How much you wanna bet we’ll be seeing some Obama bashing articles this election cycle, from a one Eddie Glaude, in the Nation? He’s a young Cornel West and Katrina probably thinks he could help “re-educate” us Obama supporting negros.

    • Miranda

      Oh he probably has a bashing column he sent to her already and she’s bout to put it in the next issue.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Well, Katrina and Mr. Glaude are gonna learn the hard way.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – —Sooo — -as I re-think last night – -SEVERAL THINGS:- –

    – – –☻ –WAS Mr. BARRETT the STRONGEST CANDIDATE 2 run against a SITTING GOVERNOR?
    – – -☻- – -The enthusiasm of the SUPPORTERS was STRONG- – — BUT how did they MISS the LACK of SUPPORT of 30+% -of – –WHITE UNION workers? – -We neva got THAT impression from any reports.
    – – – ☻- -THANK GOODNESS –MR. PRESIDENT CHOSE NOT 2 GO 2 WISCONSIN.- –U KNOW that he factored many reasons into his decision—including the – -“strength” of Mr. Barrett.
    — -☻ TRUE 2 form – – – The –RIGHT-LEANING MEDIA – – -LEANED RIGHT in their pre-election articles. – –especially as they tried 2 –TRIANGULATE MR. PRESIDENT into the FRAY.
    – – -☻- -WHYCOME the DEM machinery was sooo – -“tardy 2 da party”?

    – – -☻NOW WILL the WISCONSIN DEMS- – -CONTINUE 2 SUPPORT MR. PRESIDENT.? Let’s HOPE that the EXIT POLL remains TRUE. —I like MR. MITCHELL’s STATEMENT: – -“I will NOW B using my energy 2 get MR. PRESIDENT RE-ELECTED.” :>)

    – — -BACK 2 the – – -BUSINESS! :>)

    4!- – – -MORE! —YEARS!! – -

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      I still don’t understand how the majority of WI supports PBO but voted for Walker. That doesn’t make sense to me.

      • Rhoda

        The Koch boys spent $30 million saying the recall was unfair, wrong, to benefit a few unions while the democrats fought their primary. This was lost, and all the pros knew it wad lost, the day Barette beat Falk. Imho.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Sepia —-Me either. — — The discrepancy is baffling.

        THAT is WHYCOME —I believe that we can NOT take this state 4 granted. –The DEMS must treat WIS. as any other state- – – -CAMPAIGN HARD!! :>)

        • nellcote

          Push hard in every state. We need a clear mandate via popular vote this Nov.

          • GreenLadyHere

            nellcote – – – -**fist bump*** :>)

            FIRED UP!- – – -MOVIN’ - FORWARD!! —-:>) – –WITH PLANS! — -:>)

            THANK U. :>)

      • nellcote

        60%+ said they didn’t like the idea of a recall. Too much like sour grapes. It didn’t help that perception to run the guy that lost to Walker last time.

        • Ebogan63

          Who’s idea was it to hold a primary for a recall election?

          • nellcote

            It’s required.

          • Ebogan63

            Then, that effort would have been better spent on dealing with the specific issues that Walker caused than a recall election.

          • nellcote

            True dat. But a problem in WI is that voting on a referendum on a specific law is not an option. Ohio was able to push back because they had that option.

        • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

          “It didn’t help that perception to run the guy that lost to Walker last time”

          This. I just had a feeling Walker was breathing a sigh of relief when he found out Barrett was going to be his opponent.

        • Jeremy

          True ! That’s why there have been very few recalls in U.S. history because most people don’t like them. It’s feels like impeachment and the only time citizens feel comfortable about it is when things are very dire with major scandals.

      • Guns3000

        Because to the average voter it’s a common sense issue. The average person doesn’t get lavish pay and benefits when the company they work for isn’t doing well. The state and federal budgets are bloated and in the red. Why shouldn’t state union workers not take pay and retirement cuts?

  • rikyrah

    Thoughts on Wisconsin
    by BooMan
    Wed Jun 6th, 2012 at 09:57:00 AM EST

    There’s a danger that people will learn the wrong lessons from last night’s election returns in Wisconsin. While exit polls are imperfect, they were fairly clear last night. Among the people who voted, Obama was preferred to Romney by a healthy 52%-43%. When you consider that the profile of the electorate was at a middle point (both in terms of turnout and ideology) between the 2008 and 2010 electorates, it’s pretty clear that Wisconsin in not a swing state in the fall.
    While it was a disappointing night for the Democrats and progressives, it was a split decision. The state Senate race in Racine appears to have gone to John Lehman, the Democratic challenger, and that flips control of the upper chamber to the Democrats. It’s true that the state Senate is in recess for the rest of the year and that redistricting makes it likely that the Republicans will win back their majority in November, but the governor can always call for a special session. Now he has no reason to do that, since he won’t be able to ram his agenda through the legislature for at least the remainder of the year. It may feel like a hollow victory, but clawing back control of the Senate took a sustained effort that involved seven elections over the last two years.

    I mention these things to help offset the palpable feeling of panic many progressives are feeling this morning. I’d be dishonest if I didn’t admit to feeling a little jumpy this morning, too. Labor took a big hit last night and we cannot afford to lose that leg of our stool or we’re finished as a party and a country. Labor took a hit because we only won enough power to stall Walker’s radicalism, but not enough to undo it. And union membership in Wisconsin is in free-fall do to the damage Walker has already done.

    The Citizens United ruling remains the most dangerous and corrupting problem we face politically in this country, and we’re going to have to keep working until that ruling is overturned. Everything else is window dressing at this point.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/6/6/9570/39436

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – -The SOAR SPECTACULAR- – –VENUS TRANSIT: – — :>) – –

    — -Amazing video: Transit of Venus across the Sun 2012 – – –

    – — -The transit of Venus across the Sun has enthralled astronomers and amateur stargazers alike. They gathered across the world to view the rare phenomenon. The planet appeared as a small black pinhole moving slowly across the face of our Sun. People turned their gaze to the small silhouette of Venus in a spectacle that will not be seen again until 2117.

    – – – -THIS may B a STRETCH- -BUT – —we have experienced 2 HEAVENLY EVENTS during MR. PRESIDENT’S – –TERM. :>)

    We shall NOT 4-get them. :>)

    • Town

      LOL

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Town. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        EVEN the HEAVENS PERFORM 4 annnd SUPPORT MR. PRESIDENT!! :>)- – –

        O.K. — -I’m a dreamer. :>)

        Good 2 C U Town. :>)

  • Miranda

    This disgusting sick pervert.

    Jerry Sandusky allegedly sent love letters to victims

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. — NBC news is reporting: Prosecutors plan to start their case against Jerry Sandusky next week by reading copies of “bizarre” letters that the former Penn State defensive coach wrote to one of his alleged victims that describe a relationship between them, according to a source familiar with the evidence in the case.

    The letters are viewed by prosecutors as incriminating, supporting the state’s charges that Sandusky had improper relations with the alleged victim, repeatedly sexually abusing him.

    According to a grand jury report, Sandusky used “guilt and bribery” to maintain a relationship with Victim 4, buying cigarettes for him, giving him money to buy marijuana and allowing him to smoke the marijuana in his car.

    The gifts referred to are also detailed in the grand jury indictment. They included opportunities to attend sporting and charity events as well as merchandise like athletic apparel.
    http://www.wjactv.com/news/news/jerry-sandusky-allegedly-sent-love-letters-victims/nPMmd/

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 06/06/2012
    TheWashingtonPost
    On Wisconsin, the conventional wisdom is mostly wrong
    By Jamelle Bouie

    The reaction to the failed recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker varies, although conventional wisdom has settled on a few points. To Politico, in its write-up of “winners and losers,” the election was validation for both Walker and conservative governors around the country, as voters endorsed a strategy that balances the budget through cuts to public sector unions, cuts to services, and lower taxes. For the team at ABC News, Wisconsin is a preview for the general election, where both parties will spend millions in an attempt to attract a small number of swing voters.

    Buzzfeed focuses on disappointed Barrett supporters to argue that this is a bad omen for President Obama, and CNN highlights the extent to which Republicans are optimistic about their chances in the state. Among liberals, the early reaction is alarm at the power of unregulated money in elections–Walker outspent Barrett, 7 to 1–and anger toward Obama for staying away from the state. Conservatives, on the other hand, are jubilant.

    There are a few places where the conventional wisdom is right. Wisconsin was a testing ground for November, and both parties will build on and improve the strategies they used for charging up supporters and getting voters to the polls. Likewise, as Greg pointed out in his analysis, this was a sign to Republicans that they can break public sector unions — a key Democratic constituency — without significant political damage. Thanks to his initial move to break the unions, Walker has the highest profile of any Republican governor in the country.
    assault on public sector unions — it’s been a tremendous success.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/on-wisconsin-the-conventional-wisdom-is-mostly-wrong/2012/06/06/gJQAE5eTIV_blog.html

  • Miranda

    Wow…this is great but the media won’t talk about it

    Last Friday, for the first time since the 1980s, a ship flying the American flag left Milwaukee with cargo bound for international export.
    http://fastlane.dot.gov/2012/06/ex-im-bank-legislation-leads-to-exports-cargo-opportunities-for-us-flagged-ships.html

  • Miranda

    *sigh*………….everyday I’m hustlin, hustlin, hustlin

    Zerlina Maxwell‏@ZerlinaMaxwell
    At Fox News for America Live with @megynkelly talking Wisconsin and what it means for November. It airs at 2:30pm EST

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      So, I guess Zerlina Maxwell is too busy sitting down with Fox News to stand up for Michelle Obama being called a “hoochie mamma”?

    • Ebogan63

      I am so not impressed with her.

    • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

      Nothing. It means nothing for November. I don’t think these people understand the meaning of the word local.

    • rikyrah

      nobody who shows up on Fox should be taken seriously

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – –SAD LITERARY NEWS – – –

    – — -Ray Bradbury Dead at 91
    Author wrote seminal sci-fi works like Fahrenheit 451 , and The Martian Chronicles
    – – –

    – —Renowned sci-fi author Ray Bradbury died this morning in Los Angeles at age 91, i09 is reporting, with confirmation from his family and biographer. The report does not indicate the cause of death. “If I had to make any statement, it would be how much I love and miss him,” his grandson Danny Karapetian said. “He influenced so many artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and it’s always really touching and comforting to hear their stories. Your stories. … He was the biggest kid I know.”

    Bradbury wrote a host of much-lauded books, including Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked this Way Comes, and The Illustrated Man.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – – -RIHEP- – -THANK U 4 YOUR WORKS. – -AMEN.- —

    – – – -CONDOLENCES 2 FAMILY/FRIENDS/FANS- – —

  • Alexander2

    (Does Ed think people are stupid? He started all of that drama)

    Ed Schultz To Wisconsin Recall Supporters: Obama Thought ‘It Was Important For You To Do This On Your Own’

    “You know, I have heard conservative broadcasters in this state and Fox News trying to make the case that President Obama hasn’t shown up,” said Schultz. “Now, I have been in half a dozen cities over the weekend – I haven’t heard one person say President Obama’s name in connection to this vote.”

    “Well, we’ve always known that this was about our people here in the state,” said Crowell. “We were very pleased the other night when President Obama sent out a tweet supporting our efforts…”

    “Well, you know where the President is,” Schultz interrupted. “He’s kind of saying, this is your game, you’ve got to get it done. I can’t lift all the time.”

    “He knows you’ve got the resources. He knows you’ve got the ground game,” said Schultz. “Maybe it was important for you to do this on your own as the state of Wisconsin.”

    Schultz was among those calling for President Obama to show up and campaign on behalf of Milwaukee Mayor [Tom] Barrett as early as last Wednesday as Mediaite posted here:

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/ed-schultz-to-wisconsin-recall-supporters-obama-thought-it-was-important-for-you-to-do-this-on-your-own/

    • isonprize

      Does Ed think people are stupid?

      Yes, yes he does.

    • Town

      Ed Schultz owns Wisconsin.

      Big Dawg Daddy Democrat Bill Clinton ran down to Wisconsin & couldn’t save it and he’s supposed to be so much superior to Barack Obama.

      The emo-gressives knew they were going to lose in Wisconsin, too. That’s why they were begging Obama to come so when they lost they could blame him.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – – -FOCUS on FIRST LADY- —

    – — -Michelle Presents Letterman’s Top 10- —

    – –Michelle Obama’s media blitz continued last night on David Letterman’s Late Show, where she presented the night’s Top 10 list, “Fun Facts About Gardening.” The list included No. 7: “In his lifetime, the average American will eat half a… More »
    THERE IS MORE>

    – –OUR BELOVED- – -FIRST LADY –is a CO-HUMORIST! — LOL. –

    BLESS HER. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – -THIS B**TURD- – – -is ARROGANT!!- – —

    – – -Florida Prepares To Defy Justice Department, Continue Voter Purge- – —

    – – – -Florida Governor Rick Scott sent the strongest signal yet that he plans to defy the Department of Justice and continue purging registered voters the rolls. Last week, the Justice Department sent Scott a letter demanding an end the voter purge because it was in violation of federal law. His deadline for responding to the letter is today.

    Although Florida has not formally responded to the Justice Department letter, a Scott administration spokesman strongly indicated to the Miami Herald that Governor Scott had no intention of ending the purge:

    “Our letter will address the issues raised by DOJ while emphasizing the importance of having accurate voter rolls,” said Chris Cate, spokesman for Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, who’s in charge of the state’s elections division.

    Cate would neither confirm nor deny what was in the state’s response, but he acknowledged that the state disagrees with the federal government and doesn’t plan to throw in the towel. “We know we’ve been acting responsibly,” he said…
    THERE IS MORE.

    – – –KARMA – – -WILL GET the – – -“W”!! – – -TRUST!!

    • Ebogan63

      See your azz in court.

    • nellcote

      Not surprising. He’s got nothing to loose.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY nellcote. ***BIG HUG** :>)

        YET. :>) Wish I could KNOW the consequences of – – -DISOBEYING this order. :>)

        I’ll B patient. :>)

        Good 2 C U nellcote. :>)

        • nellcote

          The DOJ would have to go thru the courts to get an injunction to stop it. Scott is probably counting on wingnut judges to stall until it’s too late. Scott obviously has no fear of causing chaos.

    • rikyrah

      perp walk this mofo

  • Rhoda

    POLITICO has a red banner saying the House Ethics committee is going to investigate Maxine Waters. Didn’t some sort of bullshit go down with the previous investigation of her that had attorney’s resigning? I just can’t remember; so if anyone could let me know how deep a mess she’s in I’d appreciate it. I keep picturing them taking this investigation and trying to use it against POTUS in the fall.

    • nellcote

      Unclear how much trouble she’s in but if the’re going after people for doing favors for family/friends they should have a long line waiting to be investigated. They never said why the two gooper lawyers were fired but it must have been pretty bad to take that action.

    • rikyrah

      YES.

      Maxine told them to BRING IT, and lo and behold, the attorneys in charge wound up resigning…BECAUSE THEY SAID THERE WAS NO CASE.

      you don’t step to the likes of Maxine and think she’s just gonna fold cause you say so. F-that.

  • Alma98

    Good afternoon everyone I see the blogs are blaming the DNC for last night’s loss. Well I say bullshit they can lay the blame at the feet of voters here, who said Walker shouldn’t be recalled over policy. According to polls 60% said this, so to me that has to include some so called liberals right. Stop blaming the DNC because apparently it wouldn’t have made a difference. People don’t understand how unions could vote for this turd, its simple really, they hate the unions. They don’t like having to join one or paying dues. I found out from my husband that union members who work for him have to pay 200.00$ out of their paychecks for healthcare since Walker slashed their rights. These are people who make 8, 9 or 10 dollars an hour that’s gotta hurt. Another reason they hate unions is money, in some of these idiots mind everybody should make the same salary regardless of your education or your qualifications. Well they’ll probably get their wish before Walker is done.

    I live in the most segregated city in the country in a state that is 91% white that should tell you something right there. This state is not some great utopia of progressiveness; they have always been ass backward with a few sane people thrown in the mix. Barrett is a great candidate, but even he couldn’t overcome the nuttiness of this state. When Walker finishes screwing them over I don’t want to hear shit from them. They voted for him anyway knowing he was a thug and a bully. The very same things he’s being investigated for now he had already done them in Milwaukee. Black people will survive we always do, white people of this state are gonna have man the fuck up.

    Walker now wants to plan a bipartisan summit since they lost the senate. He didn’t want bipartisanship before; but now that dems control the senate he wants to work together. When the dems don’t go along with his bs they’ll be made out to be the bad guys. And hey look at all the jobs coming into the state (sarcasm). http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/business/157499885.html#comments

    • Ebogan63

      The DNC knows how to play the game of politics better than the idiot bloggers do, that is why, despite the weaknesses of the DNC, they don’t listen to these fools.

      • Alma98

        Here’s something else for you to think on. Businesses in Waukesha, Ozaukee and other areas are Walker supporters. But they all come to Milwaukee looking for our money, I have told people to do business here. Fuck’em they wanted Walker, ask him for some business.

        • Miranda

          Sounds a lot like Georgia. The state is red and resentful of blue Atlanta – which is truly the bread and butter of the southeast.

          • Town

            Or like Virginia…RoVA (rest of VA) is resentful of NoVA (Northern Virginia) even though the taxes NoVa has to pay ensures Virginia isn’t like Mississippi or someplace like that.

          • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

            Tennessee. Memphis and Nashville. The rest of the state is still waiting on Stonewall Jackson.

      • Scopedog

        And let’s not forget that the President plays political poker better than any armchair blogger.

    • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

      Dems should gladly accept this offer. Be all smiles for the camera and then go in that room and negotiate Walker into oblivion.

    • nellcote

      What I find surprising is that with all the money and media attention, voter turnout was actually lower than 2010.

      What I’m most interested in is what voter surpression efforts were used at the polls. That’s something we can learn from.

      • Alma98

        A lot of people were turned away, they were told they needed and id when they did not. Students also had a hard time voting because they changed the residency requirement from ten days to 28.

    • rikyrah

      30% of UNION HOUSEHOLDS VOTED FOR WALKER.

      how the hell do you combat that level of STUPID?

      • nellcote

        A whole lot of the “Raygun dems” were union guys. We need to learn that union does not automatically mean liberal. A lot of union members resent having to be in unions in the first place. Still no excuse for voting for Walker, just that it’s more complicated than the numbers suggest.

    • Miranda

      in some of these idiots mind everybody should make the same salary regardless of your education or your qualifications.
      ________________________

      THIS – this kind of stupidity is what the rethugs bet on and win on everytime.

      • Alma98

        Think about it you pay 208.00 a month for health insurance that’s the cheapest plan you can get. On top of that another 60.00 for your pension and your paycheck is $1128.00 monthly. You’re only taking home 860.00 to live off of, a little more if you make $10.00 an hour. And you still voted for this jackass. By the way I got those figures from my husband. He also says the health plans range from $208.00 to 600.00 dollars a month.

    • Scopedog

      Of course they’re going to blame the President and the DNC (and jerks like Dave Lindorff have already started).

      What they are missing are some cold truths–first, that the majority of voters felt that the recall was not necessary, and second, that the President still leads Romney by a good margin. That could change, but who knows?

      That Walker now wants to plan a bipartisan summit is, well, a wake-up call to him. Also, he could very well be facing legal trouble as well–meaning his victory will be short-lived.

      No matter how the blogs and the MSM spin it, this was not a referendum on the President. Never was.

  • Miranda

    And why didn’t progressivemessiah Russ Feingold run for Gov again? Is it because he knew what the chances of a recall were?

    • rikyrah

      actually, I think Feingold was the only Wisconsin Dem that could have beat Walker. the unions wouldn’t have spent 10 million on that primary loser, that would have gone into the election.

      but, he’s Mr. Purity and couldn’t be bothered.

      I didn’t blame Herb Kohl; he’s old and wants to retire.

      Feingold had no excuse

      • Alma98

        Actually Feingold had problems with a lot of older voters and teabaggers that’s why he lost his seat. Walker got overwhelming support from people 60 and over. Despite him cutting their Badgercare and other programs for seniors.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – —teh WILLARD’s PAST- – -CONTINUES 2 HAUNT HIM – — – -Woo! Hoo! – —

    – – -Companies Run By Romney’s Private Equity Firm Received Millions In State And Local Government Subsidies – –

    – —2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been campaigning hard against government spending, blasting “crony capitalism” and criticizing the Obama administration for providing economic development subsidies. Romney has blasted the “endless subsidies and credits intended to shape behavior in our economic society,” calling them “intrusion in the workings of the free marketplace itself.”

    However, as Bloomberg News reported, the companies run by the private equity firm Bain Capital when Romney was its CEO had little problem accepting subsidies from state and local governments:

    During Romney’s years as chief executive of Bain Capital LLC, companies owned by the firm received millions of dollars in benefits from a variety of state and local government economic development programs.

    In California, taxpayer money built one Bain company a conveyor bridge between two of its buildings. New York City gave another Bain company tax breaks and lower energy bills to discourage it from moving to New Jersey. And in Indiana, a county government issued bonds to help buy new equipment for a Bain-owned steel plant — a business success featured in a Romney campaign ad touting his private sector prowess.
    THERE IS MORE>

    – – – -GR8 BUI’NESSMAN!! — –HUH???? – – – -USING OUR $$$$$!!- — – –

    – – – -HE: – – -LIES!! – – -HE STEALS!!! – –geesh!!

  • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

    If you haven’t already Milt Shook’s take on what happened is on point.

    Here’s a sample:

    I knew I had to write this piece last night, when my Twitter feed was filled with puzzlement over the fact that exit polling showed Walker surviving recall, even as a majority of Wisconsin voters favored President Obama in November. This was seen by many liberals as a “contradiction.” But it’s not a contradiction at all. In order to believe it’s a contradiction, you have to believe that everyone who cast a vote for Walker was actually in favor of Walker.

    This is the problem with binary thinking, folks; it shows a fundamental misunderstanding of how the democratic system works. Many people who voted for Walker last night didn’t necessarily vote for him because they think he’s the best governor ever. Many of them probably don’t have anything against Tom Barrett, except perhaps that he’s from Milwaukee. A large number of voters may have voted for Walker as a matter of what they view as “principle.” Among those “principles” could very well be:

    http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/2012/06/learning-from-the-recall.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PleaseCutTheCrap+(Please+Cut+the+Crap!)

    It’s well worth the read. The unions, emoprogs and PL almost guaranteed from the beginning that this was going to be an epic fail. People like Ed Shultz were screaming for Obama so when they lost they could blame him for their nincompoopery

    • Miranda

      In essence it was almost like OWS.
      _____________

      I’ve been thinking the exact same thing.

    • edp4bho

      Hi POU. This piece makes too much damn sense. A definite keeper. I always had my doubts about the emotionalist outcry of WI. Shyte, I have to put up with Corbett for 3 more years, praying for his political demise. All things in due time.

      • Scopedog

        Milt Shook always has some great stuff. He’s also in no mood to deal with the crap from the EmoProgs, and believe me, he takes them down HARD.

    • MonieTalks

      Exactly.

      I posted a link from McClatchy last week that included this:

      Carey Peck, who just graduated with a master’s degree and is unable to find a job, offered a typical lament.

      “I don’t agree with the recall. It should be reserved for someone who’s committed big offenses,” he said at a coffee shop in this Milwaukee suburb. “I don’t agree with what Walker has done, but I don’t think he’s done anything to warrant a recall.”

      Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/05/30/150546/wisconsin-recall-election-tests.html#storylink=cpy

      Enough said.

      • Alma98

        Like I said Monie idiots, maybe the coffee shop will give him a job.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – -MORE KUDOS 4 MR PRESIDENT: – – -WE THA-ROUGH!- – –

    – – Declare the War on Terror Over - —

    – – — If Peter Bergen is right and Ayman al-Zawahiri is the only still-living al-Qaeda leader of any consequence, then the president deserves some serious credit for getting the military focused on the main post-9/11 goal. And if Peter Bergen is right that we are 30 times more likely to be killed by lightning than to be killed by a jihadist terrorist, then I expect these drone strikes to stop. They appear to have been very effective in decimating al-Qaeda. They were certainly more effective than invading and occupying Afghanistan for eleven years. They were more effective than bombing pharmaceutical plants in Sudan or empty training camps. They were more effective than getting lost in Mesopotamia for eight years. But they come with a heavy cost, too. And they set dangerous precedents. Congress authorized “all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons [the president] determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons.”

    Unless we want to go into Pakistan and destroy Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), our work here is done. If we find Zawahiri, we will kill him. Other than that, there’s no need to be doing drone strikes in Pakistan. – –

    – – -SNIP—

    We still have bad guys in Yemen who seem intent on attacking civilian aircraft. Obviously, we’re going to continue to hunt them down. But the War on Terror is basically complete. We should begin to treat it that way. And that includes ending all this bedwetting about the people at Gitmo. If the president wins a second term, he needs to tell Congress to man-up and stop acting like
    cowards.

    THERE IS MORE.

    – —A CORRECTION: — -WHEN – —NOT IFFF.. . . – – -FIXED!!

  • Alma98

    I wish people who don’t live here in WI would stop bashing Barrett. The unions spent millions of dollars on Falk knowing she was a loser. They actually went house to house asking people who they would vote for, and the majority of people chose Barrett. And people forget that in 2010 they actually stole the election courtesy of Kathy Nickolaus in Waukesha.

    • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

      Could they have cleared the field for him so he would run unopposed in the primary? Or even gone with some else? It’s hard to run the same guy who lost a year before.