Cory Booker, Sure I'll Run Into A Burning Building But I'm Not Crazy Enough To Challenge Chris Christie

An incumbent with a 67% approval rating will make even the most confident politician think twice before mounting a challenge. On the other hand, Cory Booker is more than happy to give octogenarian Frank Lautenberg a shove out the door.

But there is still much work to do. And so, let there be no doubt, I will complete my full second term as mayor. As for my political future, I will explore the possibility of running for The United States Senate in 2014.

...

As I explore a run for the United States Senate, I look forward to consulting with Senator Lautenberg. During my lifetime, he has been one of New Jersey’s most important leaders. It would be a privilege to continue his great legacy of service.

So I will continue my hard work as Newark’s mayor. And I believe it is in the interests of Newark that I get fully involved in New Jersey’s 2013 elections. Over the coming months my presence in New Jersey’s state election season will be felt from the Highlands in the North to Southern shore communities. No one will fight harder than me for the Democratic ticket this fall, from the top to the bottom. Newark is my city, New Jersey is my State – I intend to be of service to them both now and for the rest of my life.

Keep in mind the NJ Governor's election is 2013 (Christie's win in NJ in 09 was an early sign of coming trouble for Obama in 2010) and the Senate race won't be until 2014.

I'd post the link to the story in Buzzfeed intimating that Obama pushed Booker to run for the Senate and not against Christie as a payback for Chrisite's supposed help after Sandy but...it's likely just Buzzfeed trying to make trouble for Republicans. It became clear on Election Day, Obama didn't need any help from Christie.

I am kind of surprised that Booker is going the Senate route. He's much more of an executive type. Not sure how being a junior member of the US Senate is going to suit his temperament. But given the up or out reality for an ambitious (but not elecrotally suicidal) politician, Booker had to find somewhere to go and the Senate is as good a place as any to kill time until Christie leaves.

At least the streets of DC will be safer with a crime fighting super hero like Booker in town. Oh and if he's going to represent the whole state, he's going to need a bigger house.

Posted by: DrewM. at 04:12 PM



Comments

1 Well he can't be any worse than Lautenberg.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2012 04:13 PM (79ueO)

2 Damn. I was hoping that fat fuck would lose next year.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 04:14 PM (HDgX3)

3
hmmph, that's nice

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:15 PM (G/zuv)

4 The mayor of Newark would feel right at home in DC.

Posted by: joncelli at December 20, 2012 04:15 PM (RD7QR)

5 No one will fight harder than me for the Democratic ticket this fall, from the top to the bottom.

Yay, totalitarianism!

This guy is a piece of shit just all the rest of the totalitarians.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:17 PM (G/zuv)

6 Are you wingnuts looking forward to the inaugural celebrations? Because I sure am. Barack said I'd have a free hour at the buffet before anyone else gets access to it.

Posted by: Chris Christie at December 20, 2012 04:18 PM (QKKT0)

7 "Damn. I was hoping that fat fuck would lose next year."

*sighs* *shakes head* *sighs*

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 04:19 PM (yAor6)

8 If Christie runs for President in '16, I will work tirelessly to make sure any of our other candidates defeat him for the nomination. His gladhanding of Owhathisface right before the election is unforgiveable.

Posted by: poljunkie at December 20, 2012 04:19 PM (XuiJf)

9 Chris Christie, political giant.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 20, 2012 04:19 PM (wtvvX)

10 Somebody called this yesterday - Booker to Senate in 2014 and then to White House in 2016. You racisty racists wouldn't dare want to take the White House away from a black man, would you?


OT but awesome - Sam Donaldson arrested on suspicion of DUI. That should not make me as happy as it does.

Posted by: Ravage of 'raptors at December 20, 2012 04:19 PM (VtjlW)

11 "but...it's likely just Buzzfeed trying to make trouble for Republicans."

well that'd be a first/sarc

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 04:19 PM (yAor6)

12
Nightstick Stun Baton

that's the name of the thing I'm not allowed to own

they even come with lights, so it's also a handy flashlight!

only $40, too

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:20 PM (G/zuv)

13
I'd post the link to the story in Buzzfeed intimating that Obama pushed Booker to run for the Senate and not against Christie as a payback for Chrisite's supposed help after Sandy but...it's likely just Buzzfeed trying to make trouble for Republicans.

It became clear
Obama's promises all have expiration dates.

Posted by: rd at December 20, 2012 04:20 PM (zLp5I)

14
I am kind of surprised that Booker is going the Senate route.





Warm up for the VP slot in '16.

For here on, the Democratic ticket will have one or more woman/ethnically diverse types.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 20, 2012 04:21 PM (kdS6q)

15 "If Christie runs for President in '16, I will work tirelessly to make
sure any of our other candidates defeat him for the nomination. His
gladhanding of Owhathisface right before the election is unforgivable."

that's ok, but let's not wish the GOPers in NJ ill by putting them w/ a Dem Gov. I get the anti-Christie sentiment for 2016 and share it myself but let's not root for a 100% full on commie to win next year's Gov race either.

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 04:21 PM (yAor6)

16 Somebody called this yesterday - Booker to Senate in 2014 and then to White House in 2016.

You've just outlined one of my "now is the time to commit suicide" scenarios.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 20, 2012 04:22 PM (4df7R)

17 We NEED to defeat Booker. He comes across as a can-do moderate. But he is anything but.

He is a supporter of the left's notion of "justice" that includes equality of outcome. See here for info on that: http://politicalhat.com/?p=776

He is far more dangerous that Obama.

We have a chance to stop him. If not at the Senate level, then at least damaged enough to not with the Presidency.

We had fare waring about Obama eight years ago. We didn't take the threat seriously. Just look at where we are now.

Stopping Booker must be our top election priority.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 20, 2012 04:23 PM (XvHmy)

18 For here on, the Democratic ticket will have one or more woman/ethnically diverse types.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 20, 2012 04:21 PM (kdS6q)

You can say the same thing for the GOP.

Romney/Ryan was the last all white guy ticket for a major party for the foreseeable future.

Posted by: DrewM. at December 20, 2012 04:23 PM (AFi9e)

19

so much hype about booker

His CoreyBookerForPresident dot com site should read:

Hillary, you're done.
I grab all ye black votes from ya.



Posted by: beach at December 20, 2012 04:24 PM (LpQbZ)

20 that's ok, but let's not wish the GOPers in NJ ill by putting them w/ a Dem Gov. I get the anti-Christie sentiment for 2016 and share it myself but let's not root for a 100% full on commie to win next year's Gov race either.
Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 04:21 PM (yAor6)


This. Christie pissed me off royally with his tongue-bathing of the worthless Preezy after Sandy, but I'd still rather have him in the Gov's office in NJ than any pinko commie bastard the Dems would run. And hey, if he's in the Gov's office, he's not out making trouble in DC.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 20, 2012 04:24 PM (4df7R)

21 New Jersey deserves both of these people. I'm nice like that.

Posted by: Soona at December 20, 2012 04:24 PM (3FPf0)

22
I read where Booker has already registered the domain name...'CoreyBookerForPresident-dot-com'.

So it looks like his ambitions are a bit higher than just Senator or Governor.

Posted by: wheatie at December 20, 2012 04:24 PM (K4wCe)

23 Why not? Christie did what he could to assure an all-out commie win in 2012.......

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 20, 2012 04:24 PM (YmPwQ)

24 "….but let's not wish the GOPers in NJ ill by putting them w/ a Dem Gov. I get the anti-Christie sentiment for 2016 and share it myself but let's not root for a 100% full on commie to win next year's Gov race either."

Im with you.

This post election pain is worse than 2008 and that was bad.

Posted by: poljunkie at December 20, 2012 04:25 PM (XuiJf)

25
You can say the same thing for the GOP.

Posted by: DrewM.




Unfortunately, yes.

Hell of a color-blind society we've got going here.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 20, 2012 04:26 PM (kdS6q)

26 "Why not? Christie did what he could to assure an all-out commie win in 2012......."

actually weak GOP turnout and a Dem heavy electorate that came out to protect their boy was what did that. How Cristie's love-fest w/ O during the final week effected the campaign is something we will probably never know the true extent of. unless you have evidence that Cristie's love-fest made Republicans stay home?

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 04:26 PM (yAor6)

27

Wheatie, you probably saw it here:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/18/Booker-reserves-presidential-site

Posted by: beach at December 20, 2012 04:27 PM (LpQbZ)

28 I read where Booker has already registered the domain name...'CoreyBookerForPresident-dot-com'. So it looks like his ambitions are a bit higher than just Senator or Governor.
Posted by: wheatie at December 20, 2012 04:24 PM (K4wCe)


To which the nation at large goes, "Who the fuck is Corey Booker? Is he another Corey that's not Feldman or the dead guy?"

And yes, I know that no one knew who the fuck Obama was either. But Obama was something new -- not really, but he was packaged that way. Booker's just another black guy.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 20, 2012 04:28 PM (4df7R)

29 He can't possibly run for prezident in 2016. Liberals told me that a mayor of a small city with only 2 years experience as a governor cannot possibly be ready to be vice president, let alone president. So how can the mayor of a small city with only 2 years experience as a senator possibly be qualified?

Oh wait I forgot. He's black. He's a Democrat. He gets a pass.

Never mind.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 04:28 PM (HDgX3)

30 "but not elecrotally suicidal"I've been down, and I've been blue, but I've never been elecrotally suicidal. Sounds bad.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 20, 2012 04:28 PM (tkoGU)

31
so we have a black Republican going to the Senate?

wow, so that's a big deal, eh?

you wouldn't know it by all the attention we're giving it.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:28 PM (G/zuv)

32 2016 will be a Corey Booker-Tom Cotton dance off.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 20, 2012 04:29 PM (QupBk)

33 I don't recall exactly when but Ace had posted a poll that showed that Obama gained momentum from the storm, and by proxy, Christie's tonggue bath. I ain;t going back to look it up, I'm still sick over the whole thing. But Christie at best did Romney no favors that week.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 20, 2012 04:29 PM (YmPwQ)

34 "Booker's just another black guy."

imagine the possibility - Booker 2016 VS Rubio 2016. all the "issues" b/w blacks and Hispanics might get ugly if that were to happen

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 04:29 PM (yAor6)

35

so we have a black Republican going to the Senate?

wow, so that's a big deal, eh?

you wouldn't know it by all the attention we're giving it.
Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:28 PM (G/zuv)



Tokens don't count.

Posted by: arcade games at December 20, 2012 04:29 PM (LpQbZ)

36
"'but not elecrotally suicidal' I've been down, and I've been blue, but I've never been elecrotally suicidal. Sounds bad.
Posted by: Lincolntf at December 20, 2012 04:28 PM (tkoGU)

He meant elec-scrotally

Posted by: K-Bob at December 20, 2012 04:30 PM (VizQx)

37 Nobody in flyover country is gonna vote for a couple of New Jersey assholes unless their names are Snooky and Situation.

Posted by: Fritz at December 20, 2012 04:31 PM (/ZZCn)

38 OT: The NHL is approaching its latest apocalypse, games are canceled through January 14th. The next cancellation will be the season.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 20, 2012 04:32 PM (YmPwQ)

39
We live in a paradox.

We sit here bemoaning the media that's always against us. Meanwhile, we wait for the media to put Tim Scott in the spotlight and celebrate his historic rise to the US Senate.

And when the media doesn't, we act all pouty. It never occurs to us that we should make a big deal over Tim Scott. Blog about it. Speak on the House and Senate floor about it. Mention it every time a Republican walks by a microphone. Throw a goddam party!

It's time for us and the GOP to make news, not wait around for the media to never come.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:33 PM (G/zuv)

40 So the idea is to park himself somewhere visible until he can defeat Massive Headwound Hillary in 2016?

Posted by: K-Bob at December 20, 2012 04:33 PM (VizQx)

41 Booker 2016 VS Rubio 2016. all the "issues" b/w blacks and Hispanics might get ugly if that were to happen


Not a fair fight, really

Posted by: "Authenticity" at December 20, 2012 04:33 PM (z9HTb)

42
a black Republican from the South!

has that ever happened before?

historic!!

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:34 PM (G/zuv)

43 I agree Sooth

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 04:35 PM (yAor6)

44 Biden/Booker 2016!

Posted by: Uacmitun Ahau Maya Death God deLuxe at December 20, 2012 04:35 PM (I7O5y)

45 Sick:

WARNING: Both links are a bit NSFW...

Christmas ornaments + abortions = "abortaments"
http://bit.ly/UbEWnt

Reminds me of a guro manga I came across years ago: http://bit.ly/UbEZzL

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 20, 2012 04:36 PM (XvHmy)

46 37
Nobody in flyover country is gonna vote for a couple of New Jersey assholes unless their names are Snooky and Situation.


Posted by: Fritz at December 20, 2012 04:31 PM (/ZZCn)

No longer enough voters in flyover country to make a difference. They can win by ignoring the middle of the country outside of a handful of big cities.

Posted by: joncelli at December 20, 2012 04:36 PM (RD7QR)

47 38
OT: The NHL is approaching its latest apocalypse, games are canceled
through January 14th. The next cancellation will be the season.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 20, 2012 04:32 PM (YmPwQ)

________
To be honest I had forgotten there is even an NHL this year. And I like watching hockey. But without it, meh, not exactly a great impact on my life.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 04:36 PM (HDgX3)

48 i have a problem, i'm addicted to moosemunch....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 20, 2012 04:36 PM (GVxQo)

49 Oh, so you have a Black Republican Senator?
:yawn:
Token. House Boy. Oreo.

:yawn:

Posted by: Libtardo at December 20, 2012 04:36 PM (YmPwQ)

50 T: The NHL is approaching its latest apocalypse, games are canceled through January 14th. The next cancellation will be the season.
Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 20, 2012 04:32 PM (YmPwQ)



And, hockey fans could care less anymore. They really pushed it too far.

Posted by: If only that happened in US politics at December 20, 2012 04:38 PM (LpQbZ)

51 If Christie runs for President in '16, I will work tirelessly to make
sure any of our other candidates defeat him for the nomination. His
gladhanding of Owhathisface right before the election is unforgiveable.


Thanks! I knew I could count on you!

Posted by: Jon Huntsman at December 20, 2012 04:38 PM (SY2Kh)

52 Moo Moo, I used to be a huge hockey fan. Gretzky era until the first strike/lockout. The second one, when they cancelled the season, knocked me down to a casual fan. This one is pushing me into utter indifference. Since I hate the NBA, and the NFL is starting to get on my nerves with the rule changes, I'm left with baseball.

Posted by: Libtardo at December 20, 2012 04:39 PM (YmPwQ)

53 Off, dirty libtard sock.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 20, 2012 04:39 PM (YmPwQ)

54 The NHL is approaching its latest apocalypse, games are canceled through January 14th. The next cancellation will be the season.
Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 20, 2012 04:32 PM (YmPwQ)


And, hockey fans could care less anymore. They really pushed it too far.
Posted by: If only that happened in US politics at December 20, 2012 04:38 PM (LpQbZ)


They really are out of their minds. Both the league and the Union. It was a 4th rate sport in the USA before the Strike and now.....they must have a suicide wish?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2012 04:40 PM (79ueO)

55 "Nobody in flyover country is gonna vote for a couple of New Jersey assholes unless their names are Snooky and Situation."

Dems don't need flyover country. They lost many of flyover country that they won from 08 in this election. Dems can win nationally by having big turnout in the urban/city districts. It's how O won even though Romney won more districts and counties then him.

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 04:40 PM (yAor6)

56
We had fare waring about Obama eight years ago. We didn't take the threat seriously. Just look at where we are now.



Stopping Booker must be our top election priority.





Posted by: The Political Hat at December 20, 2012 04:23 PM (XvHmy)


No one believed that the media would be so whorish. Obama would never have stood a chance with a fair media.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 20, 2012 04:41 PM (bb5+k)

57 We had fare waring about Obama eight years ago. We didn't take the threat seriously. Just look at where we are now.



Stopping Booker must be our top election priority.





Posted by: The Political Hat at December 20, 2012 04:23 PM (XvHmy)

_________________
Huh? Who didn't take the threat seriously? We all knew what Obama was. We were screaming out it non-stop during 2008. Nobody listened. Nobody cared. And nobody will listen about Booker either.

The only chance of him not being president is Hillary. So this is your choice for 2016....Hillary or Corey. Pick your poison.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 04:41 PM (HDgX3)

58
21New Jersey deserves both of these people. I'm nice like that.

Posted by: Soona at December 20, 2012 04:24 PM (3FPf0)

-------------

Aw now Soona, there are some nice people in New Jersey.

Did you read the story about the NJ town of Glen Rock?
They renamed their town "Oklahoma Gas and Electric" for a day...to honor the OGandE guys who worked tirelessly to get their power restored.

I tried posting a link to the story...but pixy has rejected it twice.

Posted by: wheatie at December 20, 2012 04:41 PM (K4wCe)

59
and as Rush explained today, Democrats don't even need independents, anymore

Mitt Romney cleaned up with indies in 5/8 so-called battleground states.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:42 PM (G/zuv)

60 New Jersey deserves both of these people. I'm nice like that.

Posted by: Soona at December 20, 2012 04:24 PM (3FPf0)

I'd defend NJ since I grew up here and live here, but if I had to do it all over again? NEVER

I'd go south or west

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2012 04:43 PM (79ueO)

61 btw that manga link was a major "WTF"

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 04:43 PM (yAor6)

62 Booker's just another black guy.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 20, 2012 04:28 PM (4df7R)


Racist.

Now FO.

Hey, that was easy and fun!

Posted by: ChampionCapua at December 20, 2012 04:43 PM (KZi9D)

63 I looooooved hockey growing up. The Oilers of the 80s. The Penguins of the early 90s. The Red Wings of the mid to late 90s. That was great hockey.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 04:44 PM (HDgX3)

64 They really are out of their minds. Both the league and the Union. It was a 4th rate sport in the USA before the Strike and now.....they must have a suicide wish?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2012 04:40 PM (79ueO)



Not to mention, this jacks up the Canadian economy. Hockey IS their religion.

Posted by: tsunami at December 20, 2012 04:44 PM (LpQbZ)

65 58...heh, I guess the union didn't get a chance to send them home first.
As for "flyover country"....Obama got those states too, at least those with any semblance of a population.....IL, WI, IA, MI,MN, CO, etc, etc.
And at least two of the states that stayed Reddecided to keep or make new Dem senators.
I'm greatly disillusioned.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 20, 2012 04:44 PM (YmPwQ)

66 Huh? Who didn't take the threat seriously? We all knew what Obama was. We were screaming out it non-stop during 2008. Nobody listened. Nobody cared. And nobody will listen about Booker either.

The only chance of him not being president is Hillary. So this is your choice for 2016....Hillary or Corey. Pick your poison.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 04:41 PM (HDgX3)


2008? As soon as he gave his speech at the DNC in 2004, it became clear that he was the presumptive favorite for the Presidency in 2008. Stopping him before getting to the Senate or damaging him enough so that he couldn't win ought to have been a priority.

Booker doesn't have the snobbishness that Obama has. That is why Booker is FAR more dangerous: He is a radical leftist who comes across as a "practical moderate."

This will not end well...

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 20, 2012 04:46 PM (XvHmy)

67 Mitt Romney cleaned up with indies in 5/8 so-called battleground states.


Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:42 PM (G/zuv)

__________________
This was THE reason I expected Romney to win. When all the polls were showing Romney with double digit leads for independents, I thought no way can he lose. Nobody has lost independents by that much and won the presidency. Well I guess there's a first time for everything.
There are more of them than there are of us. That's the cold hard truth. And I don't know if there's anything we can do about it.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 04:46 PM (HDgX3)

68 Is this thread a "FuckYou-Free Zone"?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 20, 2012 04:46 PM (45fU0)

69
still debating ballistic physics underneath

all I wanted to know is how much would an assailant wearing kevlar feel a 9mm round from, oh, 25 feet.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:46 PM (G/zuv)

70 in other words to expand from what Sooth is saying, we won over voters that probably didn't vote Republican IN THEIR WHOLE LIVES. But because of O's dominance with youth and minorities the Dems can off-set that with big city turnout. Take my state of FL for one. Romney won more districts and flipped some from blue to red compared to 08. However O had big turnout in the Tampa Bay region (where I live) and the Miami region. There he offset his loses and escaped w/ a <1% win in the state and thus got it's 29 electoral votes. Actually had we had an allocate system like NE ME has for all states, Romney would have won the election while losing the popular vote.

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 04:46 PM (yAor6)

71 No longer enough voters in flyover country to make a
difference. They can win by ignoring the middle of the country outside
of a handful of big cities.


Posted by: joncelli at December 20, 2012 04:36 PM (RD7QR)


Yup. You can't push with a rope. Our side has no more leverage because the population is just that dumb.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 20, 2012 04:47 PM (bb5+k)

72 and as Rush explained today, Democrats don't even need independents, anymore

Mitt Romney cleaned up with indies in 5/8 so-called battleground states.
Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:42 PM (G/zuv)



I didn't catch all that Rush was saying, was busy doing this and that

His argument was that Romney needed his base to come out?

Posted by: tsunami on the beach at December 20, 2012 04:47 PM (LpQbZ)

73
55...Dems don't need flyover country.

People are moving away from the bluest states...in droves...and moving to flyover country where the jobs are.

But they are not being counted.
At least not by Washington DC.
The IRS knows where people are...but the Dems don't want a truly accurate count, because that would mean that blue states would lose Electoral Votes andHouse seats.

The 2010 Census was bogus, imo.

Posted by: wheatie at December 20, 2012 04:48 PM (K4wCe)

74 As soon as he gave his speech at the DNC in 2004, it
became clear that he was the presumptive favorite for the Presidency in
2008. Stopping him before getting to the Senate or damaging him enough
so that he couldn't win ought to have been a priority.



Posted by: The Political Hat at December 20, 2012 04:46 PM (XvHmy)

________________________
Obama won his senate race by something like 75-25. He was a black Democrat in Ilinois. How exactly do you him from winning? It would be like leftists saying we have to stop John Smith, Republican, running for Senate in Wyoming. Yeah good luck with that.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 04:48 PM (HDgX3)

75 68
Is this thread a "FuckYou-Free Zone"?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 20, 2012 04:46 PM (45fU0)

Why start now?

Posted by: joncelli at December 20, 2012 04:50 PM (RD7QR)

76
honestly, I don't know what Rush's point was in the end

oh, now I remember: Indides might have liked his watered-down conservatism, but Romney would've won if he ran as a full-fledged conservative.

which is funny because I thought Mitt did run as a conservative, or conservative-enough.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:50 PM (G/zuv)

77 There are more of them than there are of us. That's
the cold hard truth. And I don't know if there's anything we can do
about it.


Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 04:46 PM (HDgX3)


Help them burn themselves.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 20, 2012 04:50 PM (bb5+k)

78 Posted by: wheatie at December 20, 2012 04:41 PM (K4wCe)

Check the "Top Headlines" in the sidebar.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 20, 2012 04:51 PM (GsoHv)

79 "His argument was that Romney needed his base to come out?"

if that was his argument he was right on. Actually going back to 1992, (w/ the exception of the mega GOP turnout of 2004) GOPers have had a long trend of not showing up for the Presidential Elections (but they show up more for midterms). If Preibus is to stay RNC Chair, his #1 priority should be trying to get these folks to come out in 2016 and future Presidential Elections. From there we need to appeal to the urban areas of the electorate so we can cut into the Dem wins there as Reagan did. Cut off their advantage there and return to the levels of support Bush got in 04 with women, minorities, and youth and we'll win. How we do that however will be subject to debate.

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 04:52 PM (yAor6)

80 Check the "Top Headlines" in the sidebar.

I hoped we'd be getting some Topless Headlines from you ...

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 20, 2012 04:52 PM (JACEX)

81 oh, now I remember: Indides might have liked his
watered-down conservatism, but Romney would've won if he ran as a
full-fledged conservative.

which is funny because I thought Mitt did run as a conservative, or conservative-enough.


Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:50 PM (G/zuv)

____________________
Romney didn't run as anything. He didn't run as a conservative. He didn't run as a liberal. He didn't run as a moderate. He ran as an all of the above. And that shit doesn't work. One day he's for tax cuts, then he's against, then he's for then he's against Obamacare except on the days when he boasts how Romneycare saved the health care system in MA.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 04:53 PM (HDgX3)

82 Stopping Booker must be our top election priority.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 20, 2012 04:23 PM (XvHmy)


That list is getting very long, lately.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 20, 2012 04:53 PM (sLk/5)

83 Rush said Obama is a cult figure and the whole movement might just go away when he's done. For what that's worth.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 04:53 PM (MPjT8)

84 Is this thread a "FuckYou-Free Zone"?
Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 20, 2012 04:46 PM (45fU0)




Hopefully.

And, a thread where it would probably be safe for you to supplant heroine for hero.

Posted by: lunch menu at December 20, 2012 04:53 PM (LpQbZ)

85 Obama won his senate race by something like 75-25. He was a black Democrat in Ilinois. How exactly do you him from winning? It would be like leftists saying we have to stop John Smith, Republican, running for Senate in Wyoming. Yeah good luck with that.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 04:48 PM (HDgX3)


The incumbent Republican senator stood down because the local GOP were acting like a$$holes. Then the GOP's choice to replace him got hit with the sex scandal. Then the IL GOP geniuses replaced him with Keyes.

Even if Obama had won the ILSen, a concentrated effort could have damaged him by defining him early and often to the point where we would not have been as viable of a Presidential candidate as he was.

But then this OUGHT to be S.O.P. for the GOP: Define the opponents early and often and continuously attack, leaving the Dems no chance but to play defense.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 20, 2012 04:53 PM (XvHmy)

86
if that was his argument he was right on.
Actually going back to 1992, (w/ the exception of the mega GOP turnout
of 2004) GOPers have had a long trend of not showing up for the
Presidential Elections (but they show up more for midterms).


Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 04:52 PM (yAor6)

_______________________
Cons don't show up for mid terms any more than for prezzy elections. Liberals show up a lot less which makes it seem like more cons show up.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 04:54 PM (HDgX3)

87 Know what's awesome? A migraine. Totally. Awesome.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 04:55 PM (GEICT)

88
Check the "Top Headlines" in the sidebar.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 20, 2012 04:51 PM (GsoHv)

--------

Hey, thanks CBD.

There was a longer article in 'The Oklahoman' that I was trying to post which had pics and stuff...but that one is good too.


Posted by: wheatie at December 20, 2012 04:56 PM (K4wCe)

89 :::They really are out of their minds. Both the league and the Union. It was a 4th rate sport in the USA before the Strike and now.....they must have a suicide wish?:::

If $3B in revenue is "fourth rate", sign me up.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 04:56 PM (g5jxH)

90 83
Rush said Obama is a cult figure and the whole movement might just go away when he's done. For what that's worth.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 04:53 PM (MPjT

If it's a cult then it's the cult of diversity hustling. So long as there's one of women or blacks then they will turn out the cities and the rich suburbs.

Posted by: joncelli at December 20, 2012 04:56 PM (RD7QR)

91 "Rush said Obama is a cult figure and the whole movement might just go away when he's done. For what that's worth."

I can agree with some of that. One thing that helped O is the fact that he could run as hero/messiah to many Dem groups. The youth adored him, blacks see him as a hero, and minorities loved the History of him being President. This helps turnout low propensity Dem voters and hurts the GOP in cutting into the Dem advantage w/ Dem groups. Bush nearly won Hispanics, Women, Youth, and such in his 2 elections. Yet O won them in a landslide. The national turnout was D+7 and D+6 respectively in O's 2 wins, yet these folks didnt come out for the Dems in 2010. I suspect they won't come out in 2014 either. Dems are already fretting about trying to get these folks out for 2016 and a Booker candidacy might do the trick.

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 04:56 PM (yAor6)

92 From there we need to appeal to the urban areas of
the electorate so we can cut into the Dem wins there as Reagan did. Cut
off their advantage there and return to the levels of support Bush got
in 04 with women, minorities, and youth and we'll win. How we do that
however will be subject to debate.


Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 04:52 PM (yAor6)

We cannot appeal to the Urban, Women, or Minorities. What they want is foolish and it will destroy the country anyway.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/buzwao6
http://preview.tinyurl.com/d9878vn

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 20, 2012 04:57 PM (bb5+k)

93
this is not a knock on this post, whatever it's about

but I couldn't give two rat-shits about Corey Booker in NJ

I'm more interested in getting back in 2014 what should be rightfully be ours -- namely:

Alaska's Senate seat held by that idiot Begich.
Arkansas Senate seat held by Mark Pryor
Louisiana's Senate seat held by that fat-assed crook.
Montana's Senate seat held by Max Baucus
North Carolina's Senate seat held by Kay Hagan
and for pete's sake, the South Dakota Senate seat held by the vegetable Tim Johnson.

that's 6 seats we can pick up and finally take down Harry Reid

(not to mention IA, CO, and VA)



Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:57 PM (G/zuv)

94 Is Ace back from vacation yet?

He's not?

Yawn...

Posted by: BurtTC at December 20, 2012 04:58 PM (TOk1P)

95 BC, dont know if this will help your migraine, but I totally trashed my back at the gym today, and now can barely walk.

The hour-long commute home oughta be a blast.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 04:58 PM (P47hr)

96 BC,

Let me guess, the migraine is from dealing with all the Worker's Comp BS.

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Posted by: @PurpAv at December 20, 2012 04:59 PM (52dU3)

98 83
Rush said Obama is a cult figure and the whole movement might just go away when he's done. For what that's worth.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 04:53 PM (MPjT

__________________________________
Maybe. But...
1. Hillary will be a movement onto its own. First woman prezzie? You go gggrrrrrlll. Fuck even my wife who is a fairly reliable Republican voter (although not a 100% Republican voter) said she'd vote for Hillary. And I asked her, juts because she's a woman? She said yep, just because she's a woman. We have two daughters and I want them to see that a woman can be president too. Yeah , I know. But fuck it, she looks awesome in a biking and she's close to 40 so fuck you all
Now you won't see women voting 98% for Hillary like blacks voted for Obama. But you will have a huge burst of enthusiasm from women like you saw from blacks when "their" candidate is running.
2. A lot of Obama voters didn't vote for him. They voted against a "RETHUGLIKKAN". It could have been Mother Teresa running with an "R" next to her name and the MFM would have branded her a Hitler clone. This won't go away when Obama goes away.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 04:59 PM (HDgX3)

99 "We cannot appeal to the Urban, Women, or Minorities. What they want is foolish and it will destroy the country anyway."

then face permanent minority status. Reagan and Bush won by getting their voters. We don't need to win them but if you think we can win while Hispanics go 75% Dem or we lose women by double digits, i'd love to have what your smoking.

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 05:00 PM (yAor6)

100 95 BC, dont know if this will help your migraine, but I totally trashed my back at the gym today, and now can barely walk.

The hour-long commute home oughta be a blast.
Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 04:58 PM (P47hr)



Oh man, back injuries are brutal. Yeah, my drive home was awesome. What with spike being driven into my right temple and right eye watering.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 05:00 PM (GEICT)

101 this is not a knock on this post, whatever it's about

but I couldn't give two rat-shits about Corey Booker in NJ

I'm more interested in getting back in 2014 what should be rightfully be ours -- namely:

Alaska's Senate seat held by that idiot Begich.
Arkansas Senate seat held by Mark Pryor
Louisiana's Senate seat held by that fat-assed crook.
Montana's Senate seat held by Max Baucus
North Carolina's Senate seat held by Kay Hagan
and for pete's sake, the South Dakota Senate seat held by the vegetable Tim Johnson.

that's 6 seats we can pick up and finally take down Harry Reid

(not to mention IA, CO, and VA)



Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:57 PM (G/zuv)


Well, your right and wrong. Those seats in 2014 are very important, but stopping Booker is also. He is an extremely good politician and since he is Black, he could "Possibly" reconstruct obama's base and be a threat in 2016.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2012 05:00 PM (79ueO)

102 Sooth we cant win VA, Warner is a God there. CO has been trending blue (though Romney almost won it). WV is a good opportunity and there's talk Durbin might retire making the IL seat a vacant one.

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 05:01 PM (yAor6)

103 Jake Tapper quits ABC for anchor position at CNN.


Posted by: lowandslow


oh?

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 05:01 PM (G/zuv)

104 he could "Possibly" reconstruct obama's base and be a threat in 2016.

Obama's base is a cult. He's not going to share it with anyone unless he's the puppetmaster.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 20, 2012 05:02 PM (52dU3)

105 89 Badminton? Kickball? Ice Soccer?

Posted by: Butters at December 20, 2012 05:02 PM (NIZHJ)

106
you like WV more than VA?

Rockerfeller is cemented in that seat.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 05:02 PM (G/zuv)

107
A lot of Obama voters didn't vote for him. They voted against a "RETHUGLIKKAN". It could have been Mother Teresa running with an "R" next to her name and the MFM would have branded her a Hitler clone. This won't go away when Obama goes away.

========
Yeah that's the argument I heard the most in the election run-up. I blame the media--which HAS to be dealt with--with a little help from the GOP itself.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 05:02 PM (MPjT8)

108 10 Somebody called this yesterday - Booker to Senate in 2014 and then to White House in 2016. You racisty racists wouldn't dare want to take the White House away from a black man, would you?


My thought exactly. Cory Booker is probably an even better politician that Obama. He's certainly more likable.

And on second chair, it's probably too soon for Joe Kennedy. He won't be finished cooking until 2020 at least. Joe Manchin maybe?

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 20, 2012 05:02 PM (I2LwF)

109 "Obama's base is a cult. He's not going to share it with anyone unless he's the puppetmaster."

O's base is a cult but they will gravitate to Booker. He shares every advantage O has with them.

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 05:03 PM (yAor6)

110 I'm more interested in getting back in 2014 what should be rightfully be ours -- namely:Alaska's Senate seat held by that idiot Begich.Arkansas Senate seat held by Mark PryorLouisiana's Senate seat held by that fat-assed crook.Montana's Senate seat held by Max BaucusNorth Carolina's Senate seat held by Kay Haganand for pete's sake, the South Dakota Senate seat held by the vegetable Tim Johnson.that's 6 seats we can pick up and finally take down Harry Reid(not to mention IA, CO, and VA)
Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:57 PM (G/zuv)


-----------------------------------------------


All they have to do is tell their constituents that they want to help Baraka give them free shit. Election over.

Posted by: Soona at December 20, 2012 05:03 PM (3FPf0)

111
Posted by: @PurpAv at December 20, 2012 04:59 PM (52dU3)

You're amazing, PurpAv.

Posted by: wheatie at December 20, 2012 05:03 PM (K4wCe)

112
if the Democrats look bad in 2014 like they did in 2010, I think Warner is vulnerable

and I'd run George Allen again.

seriously.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 05:03 PM (G/zuv)

113 he could "Possibly" reconstruct obama's base and be a threat in 2016.

Obama's base is a cult. He's not going to share it with anyone unless he's the puppetmaster.
Posted by: @PurpAv at December 20, 2012 05:02 PM (52dU3)


yes BUT I live in NJ and Booker is dangerous. He appeals across the Black/White divide.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2012 05:03 PM (79ueO)

114 104
he could "Possibly" reconstruct obama's base and be a threat in 2016.

Obama's base is a cult. He's not going to share it with anyone unless he's the puppetmaster.


Posted by: @PurpAv at December 20, 2012 05:02 PM (52dU3)

You mean like Hillary in '08?

Posted by: joncelli at December 20, 2012 05:03 PM (RD7QR)

115 96 BC,

Let me guess, the migraine is from dealing with all the Worker's Comp BS.
Posted by: Vizzini at December 20, 2012 04:59 PM (O7Q1u)



Lol. No. The claim just got turned in this afternoon and, fortunately, the various insurance crap is well above my pay grade.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 05:04 PM (GEICT)

116 Rockerfeller is cemented in that seat.


Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 05:02 PM (G/zuv)
no Warner is in VA. Rockfeller's re-elect number and polling has been atrocious and Capito has been polling ahead of him.

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 05:04 PM (yAor6)

117 I don't see Tapper jumping onto a sinking ship like CNN willingly.

In the past his timing was good. He exited Politico just as its credibility was going to crater due to Ben Smith.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 20, 2012 05:04 PM (52dU3)

118 then face permanent minority status. Reagan and Bush
won by getting their voters. We don't need to win them but if you think
we can win while Hispanics go 75% Dem or we lose women by double
digits, i'd love to have what your smoking.


Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 05:00 PM (yAor6)

I don't think you get it. It's over dude. The country cannot survive what Urban, Women, and Minorities want. It is a non feasible proposal. It doesn't matter if you win with that platform, it is THAT PLATFORM which is destroying us now.


Read those links I posted.







Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 20, 2012 05:04 PM (bb5+k)

119
Booker cannot be stopped in NJ. If he wants that Senate seat, it's his.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 05:04 PM (G/zuv)

120 Alaska's Senate seat held by that idiot Begich.
Arkansas Senate seat held by Mark Pryor
Louisiana's Senate seat held by that fat-assed crook.
Montana's Senate seat held by Max Baucus
North Carolina's Senate seat held by Kay Hagan
and for pete's sake, the South Dakota Senate seat held by the vegetable Tim Johnson.

that's 6 seats we can pick up and finally take down Harry Reid

(not to mention IA, CO, and VA)

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 04:57 PM (G/zuv)

____________________

Max Baucus ain't going anywhere. He won by 20% in the same year Bush won Montana by 20%. And in Nov. Tester won in MT as well. Montana of the 2010s is not the Montana of your parents. The state has been inundated with Calfironians in the past decade. Missoula is indistinguishable from Austin nowadays.

CO/CA are lost causes.

IA: Maybe

NC: Probably

Alaska: You're forgetting Murkkodwski's 2010 win?

SD: They love them some pork out on the prairie and Democrats deliver

We'll pick up a seat or two in 2014. But it will not be the tsunami we all hope for.


Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 05:04 PM (HDgX3)

121 Rush said Obama is a cult figure and the whole movement might just go away when he's done. For what that's worth.
Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 04:53 PM (MPjT



In a Che Guevara sorta way, yes.

Posted by: Monster w/a PR Machine at December 20, 2012 05:05 PM (LpQbZ)

122 The smart kids on these threads keep treating the election results as if the candidates have something to do with it.

They don't.

The election was flat out stolen. Stolen in FL, stolen in PA, stolen in OH, stolen in VA, stolen in CO.

UNTIL WE CAN EVEN THE PLAYING FIELD ON VOTE FRAUD, our message and our candidate will be immaterial.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 20, 2012 05:05 PM (I2LwF)

123 CO/VA that is

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 05:05 PM (HDgX3)

124 who's Capito?

a rep in the House?

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 05:05 PM (G/zuv)

125
Question about the Sidebar...

If a post in the Sidebar doesn't have a [tag] on it...doesn't that mean that Ace posted it?

There are two that don't have a coblogger [tag], so does that mean that Ace stopped by?

Posted by: wheatie at December 20, 2012 05:05 PM (K4wCe)

126 and I'd run George Allen again.

seriously.


Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 05:03 PM (G/zuv)

[Facepalm]

Posted by: joncelli at December 20, 2012 05:06 PM (RD7QR)

127 Booker cannot be stopped in NJ. If he wants that Senate seat, it's his.
Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 05:04 PM (G/zuv)


Maybe, Maybe not. But we at least have to try and, if nothing else, bloody him. obama got a free ride the whole way. We can't let that happen again

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 20, 2012 05:06 PM (79ueO)

128
maybe on IA??

I don't see that fossil Harkin going so easily.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 05:06 PM (G/zuv)

129 You're amazing, PurpAv.

Its not mad skilz, I just knew where to look and typed the domain name in.

http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 20, 2012 05:06 PM (52dU3)

130 "The election was flat out stolen."

*sighs* *shakes head* *sighs*

"who's Capito?

a rep in the House?"

yep, and very popular in the state. the only issue is if she survives the GOP primary. the pacs and "tea party groups" are already coming after her

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 05:08 PM (yAor6)

131 if Harkin retires (and there's rumors he will) then we might have a shot in IA

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 05:08 PM (yAor6)

132 I don't see Tapper jumping onto a sinking ship like CNN willingly.

In the past his timing was good. He exited Politico just as its credibility was going to crater due to Ben Smith.


A promotion is a promotion. It's not like CNN is in danger of becoming another Newsweek anytime soon.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 20, 2012 05:08 PM (SY2Kh)

133 BC, dont know if this will help your migraine, but I totally trashed my back at the gym today, and now can barely walk.

The hour-long commute home oughta be a blast.
Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 04:58 PM (P47hr)



Aleve.

Posted by: find a store nearby at December 20, 2012 05:08 PM (LpQbZ)

134 What is Tapper's title going to be at CNN? If it's big title, big money then it's a good move even if they continue to shrink.

Posted by: joncelli at December 20, 2012 05:09 PM (RD7QR)

135
nood

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 05:09 PM (G/zuv)

136
Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 20, 2012 05:05 PM (I2LwF)
=========================
Truman IIRC you were high up in the campaign...did you ever write a post on what happened with this?

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 05:09 PM (MPjT8)

137 Rush said Obama is a cult figure and the whole movement might just go away when he's done. For what that's worth.

I wouldn't be so sure. He's correct that it's a cult in many ways, but that has always been the case; progressivism is always looking for the strong man on the horse to act as a father figure for the masses. The problem is that the left will simply transfer that adoration to a new heir and Obama will jet off into the sunset, except for occasional reappearances in carefully controlled circumstances.

The best thing we can hope for is a civil war in the Democratic party.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 20, 2012 05:10 PM (3x3F6)

138 and I'd run George Allen again.

______________

Awesome idea. Let's run Santorum in PA too. And maybe Dino Rossi in WA. He lost in 2010 to Patti Murray after losing the governorship twice. We should do this in every state. Think of all the money we'll save not having to print new signs and bumper stickers.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 05:10 PM (HDgX3)

139 This is why Ace talks about trying to expand the subject matter here.

Some of you knuckleheads seem to have nothing to talk about except upcoming elections. Like NFL mock draft nuts in February.

How do you not bore yourselves to death?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 20, 2012 05:11 PM (TOk1P)

140 "How do you not bore yourselves to death?"

simple, it's not boring to us

Posted by: El Patron AuthorLMendez, Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays at December 20, 2012 05:11 PM (yAor6)

141 There won't be a country worth giving a rat's ass about by then anyway.

Posted by: Berserker at December 20, 2012 05:11 PM (FMbng)

142 so are all senate sessions like this?
the grammies of the senate?

yeah senate we're so great. rubbing eachothers backs.

how hard they work for Us.

which is why we're facing this fiscal cliff? And the sneering at the citizens and Constitution reins supreme?

Posted by: ette at December 20, 2012 05:13 PM (nqBYe)

143 guess I am a little bitter lately..
sigh

Posted by: ette at December 20, 2012 05:13 PM (nqBYe)

144 We need to steal better than the democrats.

We need to lie better than the democrats.

Telling the FSA that we want to give them some free shit and then governing the way things ought to be.

That's how democrats win. They steal and lie.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 20, 2012 05:13 PM (I2LwF)

145 Now you won't see women voting 98% for Hillary like blacks voted for Obama. But you will have a huge burst of enthusiasm from women like you saw from blacks when "their" candidate is running.
2. A lot of Obama voters didn't vote for him. They voted against a "RETHUGLIKKAN". It could have been Mother Teresa running with an "R" next to her name and the MFM would have branded her a Hitler clone. This won't go away when Obama goes away.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 04:59 PM (HDgX3)



yep
and yep

Hillary will garner a huge female vote.
The JEF won because BUSH! and WAR! and BLACK! (I heard one black guy say, "it's a black thing, you wouldn't understand. And, same goes for women.)

Whoever runs against the Dems better have a sh*tload of money and support. A sh*tload of money. The SCoaMF has not stopped raking in the campaign cash.

Posted by: find a store nearby at December 20, 2012 05:13 PM (LpQbZ)

146 Booker to Senate in 2014 and then to White House in
2016. You racisty racists wouldn't dare want to take the White House
away from a black man, would you? Posted by: Ravage of 'raptors at December 20, 2012 04:19 PM


Assuming that Choom Boy relinquishes the presidency in '16 -- and I see signs that's not gonna happen as the Ghost of Papa Doc Duvalier points the way -- Booker will have competition from MA governor Devil Patrick, who is a mini-Obama in many ways.

I agree that minorities and women will be the future candidates of choice for the Democrats. If they want to keep the fires of racism burning for cheap hustlers like Sharpton and Jackson, they couldn't do a better job that putting out race-guilt candidates.

As for Limbaugh: he spews more shit (and becomes more irrelevant) daily. The Traitor-in-Chief is no more a "cult" figure than, say, Rubio, Jindal, Palin or that fat fuck Christie. What he has is a power base, and it's bigger than the crowd who worship at the E-I-B altar.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 20, 2012 05:14 PM (yKUrR)

147 136
Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 20, 2012 05:05 PM (I2LwF)
=========================
Truman IIRC you were high up in the campaign...did you ever write a post on what happened with this?
Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 05:09 PM (MPjT



No, not really high up. I got to work the command center on Election Day though which was really cool.

We really thought we had it until the unbelievable results came in from key precincts in key swing states. And by unbelievable, I mean they could not possibly be legitimate.

As for a post here about it, none of the blog staff really wanted one from me so I didn't write one.

I kept all my research. Over 40 stories now, in legitimate news outlets in and out of the MFM, about actual vote fraud-- not potential vote fraud, but reports of actual vote fraud.

True The Vote will be auditing the Allen West results at some point, and I will guarantee to you, that election was stolen.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 20, 2012 05:18 PM (I2LwF)

148 Devil Patrick doesn't have the charisma of Booker. But ultimately the party bosses will decide for the electorate.

Okay, I'm going up to the new post if you need me.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 20, 2012 05:20 PM (I2LwF)

149 Booker cannot be stopped in NJ. If he wants that Senate seat, it's his.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 05:04 PM (G/zuv)


But if there is a concerted effort, he may be damaged enough to no longer be viable in other parts of the country.

Alway, ALWAYS, attack early and often.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 20, 2012 05:21 PM (XvHmy)

150 The Traitor-in-Chief is no more a "cult" figure than, say, Rubio, Jindal, Palin or that fat fuck Christie.

That's why Obots chant "Obama" and Republicans chant "USA", right?

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 20, 2012 05:22 PM (52dU3)

151
We really thought we had it until the
unbelievable results came in from key precincts in key swing states.
And by unbelievable, I mean they could not possibly be legitimate.



True The Vote will be auditing the Allen West results at some point, and I will guarantee to you, that election was stolen.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 20, 2012 05:18 PM (I2LwF)


And you thought a team from Chicago would have operated differently? We are now a defunct banana republic. We go through fire from here on out.






Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 20, 2012 05:26 PM (bb5+k)

152
Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 20, 2012 05:18 PM (I2LwF)
--------
screaming into the wilderness, huh. I wonder why the GOP doesn't want to hear it.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 05:27 PM (MPjT8)

153 If Christie runs for President in '16, I will work tirelessly to make
sure any of our other candidates defeat him for the nomination. His
gladhanding of Owhathisface right before the election is unforgiveable.

Thanks! I knew I could count on you!

_________

Oh F*ck!!!

Posted by: poljunkie at December 20, 2012 05:53 PM (XuiJf)

154 I see I'm a little late, but would point out in Christie's defense that of the 10 richest counties in the US, only two voted Republican--and they were both in NJ.
One of them, Morris, is Christie's home county. (I think the other one was Hunterdon).

Posted by: Burke at December 20, 2012 05:59 PM (CrqI6)

155 Corys alot of things , stupid is not one

Posted by: renowebb at December 20, 2012 06:32 PM (p1fxC)

156 Somebody called this yesterday - Booker to Senate in 2014 and then to White House in 2016.


***

That would have been me.

It seems a bit silly to make a judgement about his potential success based upon his use of social media, but the truth is, nobody does it better than he.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 20, 2012 06:32 PM (piMMO)

157 Booker tweet

U are so awesome! Thank u RT @donnabrazile Cory, as you think through your next steps, please know I will support your campaign. #Leadership

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 20, 2012 07:07 PM (piMMO)

158 US Senate is a statewide election. That would give Booker an opportunity to see how well he plays on that field before going for governor, another statewide election. And it is governor that is the best predictor for White House runs.

A practice round, so to say.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at December 20, 2012 08:15 PM (gmoEG)






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