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Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Referendum Day

Republicus did his duty today as an American citizen and an Arlington, VA resident, and did his part in contributing to the first phase of undoing the mistake of Election Day last year.

Old Dominion is back.

New Jersey might go red, too, thanks in great part to the ineptitude of incumbent Democrat governor John Corzine, who had the maturity, grace, and gravitas of a sitting governor (yeah, sure) to essentially call his opponent, the corpulent Chris Christie, "fatso"--but in a sleazy and sidemouthed (i.e. liberal) way, snidely saying that Christie was "throwing his weight around."

Here's the reportage about that campaign commercial (embedding disabled by request):

The aesthetically-challenged Corzine should just be glad that Christie doesn't stoop to his level and say something about taking Corzine's word at "face value":

(Wow, he's actually wearing a flag pin.)

Anyway, Virginia returning to red, New Jersey possibly, too, and the very telling race in NY, are all very bad news for the evil Left, who have been gloating about nigh-permanent Democrat majorities and dominance for decades to come.

The repulsed recoiling and reactionary reloading by the electorate in just these three elections are bellweathers that prove, yet again, that the Left must never think that it's safe to crawl out from under their rocks and exult in victory just because one of their frontmen managed to get elected on a gimmick-- his race, and that only because the electorate was confused and distracted and fooled into thinking he was satisfactorily conservative.

The ever-innocent American people (God Bless 'em) are generally too busy with their jobs and families to pay attention to--or even be aware of-- skulking, Marxist agendas, tactics, and their Manchurian candidates, and apparently do not recognize these malignant "agents of change" in their nascent stages of development.

However, it is in the nature of the devious Leftist to always overreach and blow their cover prematurely, before power can be fully and irrevocably secured, and that's precisely what's happened.

The reversal and ebbing of the "Changing Tide" that would "Crush the Right Once And For All" (as was incessantly exulted right here at this very blog by the foolhardy trolls) is already in effect a very short one year and one election after "Absolute Victory" was declared.

Today's victory in the state of Virginia--home of the Founding Fathers--is very symbolic and is not only a referendum on the new president's leftward overreach, but a smackdown of the evil ideology that has reared its head here (after being decapitated--by us, ironically--everywhere else...except in freakish, sideshow exhibits like Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea).

And the Leftists know it.

Like all of the MSM outlets,The Washington Post--the American Pravda--has dropped all pretense at objective, professional journalism and shamelessly operates in the open as a propaganda instrument of the Democrat Party.

Here in Arlington, you'll see redundant rows and rows of signs like these endorsing the Democrat lining roads and streets everywhere:

They know what's at stake with these two state and the local election in NY, and the oversaturation of such signs is nothing but desperation--and delusion, since they seem to think that an endorsement by a well-known partisan propaganda producer for the Left will inspire the good Virginians to vote for the Democrat, Deeds.

The Left had their quick, fleeting, euphoric peak one year ago, and it's been all downhill ever since.

And the hateful scribblers at The Washington Post themselves realize it, and, buckling under pressure and jettisoning all pretenses of class and professionalism, are beginning to spew obscenities on the job and turn and attack each other:

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

All we need now is a great big jar of Vaseline to smother what's left of the ticks that burrowed into Uncle Sam's dog.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Is this turgid, shrill idiocy the kind of thing that made them all laugh at you all the time? I like that "telling" NY thing...hahaha...they haven't gone Dem for over a hundred years, peabrain.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Today's Alleged "Bellwether" Elections Aren't Bellwethers & Don't Say Much About Nat'l Politics
by: David Sirota
Tue Nov 03, 2009 at 09:15

I appeared on CNN American Morning yesterday to discuss today's highest profile elections. You can watch the segment here - I tried to make the point that while these elections are important, and while the Democratic Party certainly has its problems right now, these contests do a better job of illustrating severe Republican weakness than anything else right now.

Karl Rove and the Beltway Punditburo are busy trying to tell us all why the three big elections today - the Virginia gubernatorial, the New Jersey gubernatorial, and the New York special congressional election - are a referendum on President Obama and the progressive agenda, and a bellwether for future elections. While Chris is absolutely right in saying that the national Democratic Party clearly has some issues it needs to work through, the idea that these three races are big-time commentaries on progressivism itself is is just plain moronic - even for a Washington chattering class that is made up mostly of morons.

(More in the extended entry)

David Sirota :: Today's Alleged "Bellwether" Elections Aren't Bellwethers & Don't Say Much About Nat'l Politics
Virginia has long been a conservative, Republican-leaning southern state, and it is coming off four successive statewide wins by Democrats (Warner for Governor, Kaine for Governor, Webb for Senate and Warner for Senate). On top of that, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Creigh Deeds, has run a pretty lackluster general election campaign, making the strategically stupid decision to run away from Obama. For all these reasons, Virginia's gubernatorial race was bound to go for the Republicans in 2009. Indeed, if this race is even close I'd say it's a reflection that Virginia Republicans are incredibly weak.
New Jersey has always been a much more "purple" place in statewide elections than the Punditburo would have you think. Twelve years ago, New Jersey had a Republican governor. In 2004, John Kerry managed just 52 percent of the vote in the state. In 2005, Jon Corzine racked up only 53 percent of the vote in his run for governor. Add that stealth swing quality to the fact that A) Corzine is a former Goldman Sachs CEO running in the shadow of a Wall Street meltdown and B) high-profile New Jersey Democrats like Bob Torricelli and Jim McGreevey did their level best to ruin the Democratic Party's name in the Garden State, and it's amazing Corzine is even running close.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Finally, when it comes to the supposed "bellwether" special election in New York's 23rd district, everyone seems to forget what the ultraconservative Weekly Standard quietly admits: This seat has been held by Republicans for 138 years. The idea that a district that has been in GOP hands since the end of the Civil War is some sort of telltale gauge of national trends is absolutely laughable - especially when you consider that, as In These Times notes, organized labor has been split between the Democratic and Republican candidate. Again, in a state where high-profile Democrats like Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson haven't exactly helped their party image, the real news here is that a Democrat has even managed to put up a serious fight - not that Republicans might hold onto a seat they've controlled for more than a century.

Now, I'm not saying these races aren't important unto themselves - they are. Virginia and New Jersey are some of the biggest states in the country, and who controls their state government has real consequences for millions of people living there. Additionally, all congressional races are important in how they affect the overall control of the U.S. House.

But again, when has-been bloviators like Karl Rove claim with a straight face that Republican victories in these races would mean "support for Obama's policies is risky to the political health" of Democrats all over the country, they just discredit themselves by ignoring the undeniable facts.

Indeed, if there is real cause for electoral/political concern for Obama and the national Democratic Party, it is the opposite of Rove's thesis - namely, that Democrats may not fulfill the progressive promises they made, not that they have fulfilled them too aggressively. Polls (see here and here for examples) are starting to suggest that with the economy is still hurting, that health care reform may be watered down and that Wall Street reform is being gutted by financial lobbyists could create a NAFTA-style effect in the mid-term elections - that is, it could drive down turnout/enthusiasm among millions of progressives who thought they voted for change in 2008.

That Rove and so much of the Punditburo refuse to acknowledge this reality and instead forward this fantastical story about today's elections being a pro-Republican "bellwether" is to be expected. More and more of the political prognostication industry has been taken over by biased shills who are wielding a partisan axe. But the objective truth is clear: Democrats certainly have some weaknesses and problems, but the fact that Democrats are even competing in these supposedly "key" races suggests Republicans have their own - and arguably far bigger - weaknesses and problems as well.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Hilarious that he thinks the corporate whore WP is left!!! How do they get that fucking ignorant...oh, they live decades in the about four decades in this case. And that he thinks his story would have any relevancy even if that were true...deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesperatioooooooooooon....

5:52 PM  
Blogger John said...

Kool-Aid dispenser Davey Sirota's psycho defense mechanisms are in overdrive tonight. His desperate, neurotically rationalizing likely stories can be boiled down to two words: "DON'T PANIC!!!"

6:25 PM  
Blogger John said...

Fathead foamed:

"Hilarious that he thinks the corporate whore WP is left!!!"

Right, fathead. Leftists like Clinton, Gore, and Obama aren't corporate whores. And The Washington Post hasn't reliably endorsed Democrats since before you were born.

6:37 PM  
Blogger John said...

During the freak campaign of last year, when the Democrats were poised to make substantial gains in the wake of Republican burn out, fathead sneered this:

"This election is about the importance of not just winning, but breaking their backs and crushing their spirits."

Liberal fascism is alive and well. Fortunately, in lieu of controlling the military or able to secure any real political power for any significant length of time, these little Hitlers can only yap and growl like angry poodles.

"This isn't about winning. It's about destroying the conservative movement, and their dangerous incompetence has given us an historic opportunity to deliver a killing blow."

Fortunately--and self-evidently, if what you said was true-- you're too incompetent to be dangerous.

And you just got the first of many kicks to come upside your big, fat, head.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Who is this poor psycho raving about? Check this exchange out...

FJ said...
Just how racist are the Democrats? If you're white, the charges against you never make it to the ethics committee... but if you're black, the charges move to the front of the line.

The House ethics committee is currently investigating seven African-American lawmakers — more than 15 percent of the total in the House. And an eighth black member, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), would be under investigation if the Justice Department hadn’t asked the committee to stand down.

Not a single white lawmaker is currently the subject of a full-scale ethics committee probe.

The ethics committee declined to respond to questions about the racial disparity, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus are wary of talking about it on the record. But privately, some black members are outraged — and see in the numbers a worrisome trend in the actions of ethics watchdogs on and off Capitol Hill.

“Is there concern whether someone is trying to set up [Congressional Black Caucus] members? Yeah, there is,” a black House Democrat said. “It looks as if there is somebody out there who understands what the rules [are] and sends names to the ethics committee with the goal of going after the [CBC].”

African-American politicians have long complained that they’re treated unfairly when ethical issues arise. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are still fuming over Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to oust then-Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) from the House Ways and Means Committee in 2006, and some have argued that race plays a role in the ongoing efforts to remove Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) from his chairmanship of that committee.

Last week’s actions by the House ethics committee are sure to add fuel to the fire.

The committee — which has one African-American lawmaker, Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), among its 10 members — on Thursday considered three referrals from the recently formed Office of Congressional Ethics. It dismissed a case against Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), who is white, but agreed to open full-blown investigations of California Democratic Reps. Maxine Waters and Laura Richardson, both of whom are black.

The committee was already investigating five other African-Americans. Rangel is the subject of two different probes, one involving a host of issues he has put before the committee and another involving allegations that corporate funds may have been used improperly to pay for members’ trips to the Caribbean in 2007-08. Reps. Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-Mich.), Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Donald Payne (D-N.J.) and Del. Donna Christensen (D-U.S. Virgin Islands) are also included in the second of those investigations.

A document leaked to The Washington Post last week showed that nearly three dozen lawmakers have come under scrutiny this year by either the House ethics committee or the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent watchdog created in 2008 at the insistence of Pelosi. While the list contained a substantial number of white lawmakers, the ethics committee has not yet launched formal investigative subcommittees with respect to any of them — as it has with the seven African-American members.

11:54 AM

John said...
The DNC is a plantation. They don't like their boys to get too uppity.

"Old Macaca is a deep red shithole...'

Said the fox to the grapes.

11:59 AM

Stanley said... morons...the ethics committee is made up equally of GOPigs and Dems...pathetic little freaks...
Yeah, David Sirota is nowhere the pundit that this cretin is....hahahahahahaha

7:18 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

"Freak campaign" gee ,I guess it was the second one in a row...with two huuuuuuuuuuuuuge asskickings...what's amazing is how the typical pendulum swingback has been so paltry.

7:20 PM  
Blogger John said...

"what's amazing is how the typical pendulum swingback has been so paltry."

Projection. The great "Re-alignment" and "two huuuuuuuuuuuuuge asskickings" of '06 and '08 were the typical swingbacks after a decade of Republican dominance in Congress and eight ass-kicking years of Bush-Cheney as the chief executives, and those swingbacks have been so paltry that they self-evidently had a shelflife of about a year.

This a referendum, shit-for-brains. Obama went too far left.

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You missed a post, Stan. The chairman of the committee is Barbara Boxer (D) CA. If AA's move to the front of the line for affirmative ethics prosecution... we all know who moved them there.

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

btw - When's the Senate's only ex-KKK Grand Kleagle going to retire from the Senate and why is Babs Boxer always holding his gas can?

7:32 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I've been watching the Virginia race and the New Jersey one. Good to see the results. :)

7:51 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Oh, riiiight...of course, you understand the inner workings of the committee, pinhead...not.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Is Kelly a non-existent creation to make the rest of you seem less simple?

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course, you understand the inner workings of the committee...

Enough to know that the chairman is in charge of it, pencil dick.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stan, are you a non-existent creation design to make the rest of the Left appear to be half-way rational?

12:52 PM  

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