From the monthly archives: February 2009

The absolute highlight of Obama’s speech last night had nothing whatever to do with his speech. It was Bobby Jindal – the rising superstar of the Republican party – falling so flat on his face that it ceased to be funny and started to make you feel sorry for the guy.

It was abominable. Jaw droppingly so. These are moments when we sometimes see rising stars assert themselves. Jindal’s moment was a shooting star trailing off if anything.

Pure schadenfreude heaven. David Brooks makes it clear what a disaster this was for the Republican Party:

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Olbermann on Jindal: “Oh God”

On February 24, 2009 By

LOL. He shoulda waited until the end of the “speech”. Oh God bookends probably appropriate. I bet that’s what some Republicans were saying by the time he was done:

Seriously. This guy is bad. I made comparison to a Shamwow commercial, but I think this was even bad for an infomercial. Oh God!

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Nadya Suleman, the octuplet-having mom, has been accepting donations on her website for weeks.

Lee Fisher still doesn’t seem to have one.

How much does this matter? Probably not too much.

It’s still really early still and Lee Fisher is well know for his fundraising abilities. I’m he’s already busy on the phone and the checks are already rolling in.

But with rumors about Lee’s fundraising emails lacking website links and with Obama’s record-breaking online fundraising still fresh in our minds, this small oversight makes it appear as though Lee is coming into this race less prepared […]

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If you happen to watch Bobby Jindal give the Republican response to Obama’s speech tonight try to remember one thing: Bobby Jindal believes demons exist and can posses people, causing everything from depression to skin cancer.

Worse than that, he believes these demons can be exorcised and he actually participated in an exorcism in college.

And I’m not talking about fooling around with a ouija board for ten minutes – I’m talking about half a day spent trying to exorcise the demons from a ‘possessed’ woman who was being held down against her will while a group of people […]

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Senator Voinovich Retiring Early?

On February 24, 2009 By

When Jon Husted proposes legislation, his motives are usually pretty transparent.

For example, when it became clear the Republicans would not have control over the apportionment board in 2010, Husted started planning legislation to scrap the Apportionment Board.

So today when I heard Husted was planning to propose legislation that would require a special election for an empty US Senate seat instead of having the Governor appoint a new Senator (which is the current method) my first thought was: What is Jon REALLY trying to accomplish here?

The only logical conclusion I can come up with: George Voinovich […]

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Seriously. This has me ROFL:

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Senate 2010 PlunderPoll Update

On February 24, 2009 By

It looks as though Lee Fisher is in a tight race with Lee Fisher in our poll on who will get the ODP endorsement for Senate 2010:

Lee Fisher (33.0%, 3 Votes)
Lee Fisher (33.0%, 3 Votes)
Lee Fisher (22.0%, 2 Votes)
Lee Fisher (11.0%, 1 Votes)

Be sure to vote now in the middle sidebar below!

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Of course nobody reads blogs and they should just shut the hell up. On the other hand, would this news have come if blogs had not pushed the issue? Some may posit that Brunner and Celeste were never going to get the endorsement anyway so it’s easy for them not to ask for it.

…which would miss the point entirely. This is about forcing the issue to expose an undemocratic insider process that ultimately gives us poorer candidates (Sherrod Brown probably a notable exception). Now nobody but Lee asks for it and ODP will kindly then be “forced” to […]

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

On February 24, 2009 By

…that is the question!

So my good friend Tim Russo obviously doesn’t “get” or “buy in” to the Twitter craze. You will have noticed his never-ending crusade to justify his disdain for the narcissistic new social media micro-blogging by (ironically) posting about it on his blog and updating his Facebook status a half dozen times to include information about his Twitter free life. Not to go quietly, Tim even posted some nonsense analogy about Twitter being Republican behavior – again cheering his now broken Twitter shackles.

I’m probably not the biggest Twitter fanboy, but I do […]

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From the Evil Librul Media File

On February 23, 2009 By

Oh the horror! Those evil libruls at the big mean MSM:

Today, I learned that CBS News named Jeff Ballabon, a New York Republican activist, to serve as the Senior Vice President of Communications.

What is CBS thinking? This guy is very far out there with his partisan rhetoric.

A decade ago, I debated Ballabon in New York. I represented the Democratic Jewish community while he spoke on behalf of Republican Jews. During the debate, Ballabon claimed that, after his most recent job in Washington, he became convinced that Democrats are inherently bad people and Republicans are fundamentally good […]

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