Indefinite Detention? But I Have Soccer Practice at 4: U.S. Politics 2012

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also, richard lugar rip

goole, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

Fuck, NC. Almost twenty points ahead at the moment (I mean, us here in Durham are going to tilt that back a bit when we finally report, but nowhere near enough). What are the chances of a federal court challenge to the amendment?

carson dial, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Six degrees of forever:

In 1977, when Lugar came to the Senate, 3 of his colleagues had been born in the 1890s. One--McClellan--voted on Social Security in 1935. — @TerryMoran via web

clemenza, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

also, richard lugar rip

― goole, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 8:38 PM (17 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

shakey, would you like to do the honors?

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

(figuratively)

goole, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

Never gave a damn about him. He, Joe Biden, and Chuck Hagel were the Bipartisan Trio beloved by the Sunday morning talk show hosts.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

but he DID incarnate Indiana politics for most people

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

bayh bayh

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

so, north carolina :(

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

srsly

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

it ain't all asheville yet huh

goole, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

what a fucking crock btw

goole, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lugar did do things like tell Reagan no, "constructive engagement" is not going to end South African apartheid.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

fuck a state imo

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

There's a lot of North Carolinians who are surely backwards on this issue, but make no mistake...this was a calculated campaign of misinformation and fearmongering that virtually guaranteed this result from the moment it was born. If people would just take the time to read and research measures like this one, there's no way a single one of them would ever pass. The evil architects count on laziness and kneejerk reactions.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

GOP to Lugar: drop dead

wolves in our wounds (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

I kind of hope that North Carolina is seen someday as the character in a sitcom or cartoon who thinks everyone is angry about a particular issue and decides to become as extreme about it as possible just to impress everyone, only to come back later all fired up before realizing that everyone else's opinion has changed in the meantime and they have become a laughingstock.

joygoat, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 07:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

I wish you could have been with those of us who worked day and night against the amendment. my county voted 69.7 against and Orange County next door voted 78.9 against.

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 07:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

been stuck w/ this person around for years now, still, this is really a bizarre surprise

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76072.html

goole, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

big hugs to you aero; tho I'm not a gay marriage cheerleader per se, that's not what this was about.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, I appreciate the work you put into this, aero. Thank you! I'm sorry NC went the way it did.

He's sick of the Swiss. He don't like em. (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

x-post re Lugar-

Lugar was among the few Republican senators up for reelection in 2012 to vote against the banks. As Anna Palmer and Robin Bravender reported, bank lobbyists decided early on to use the Indiana primary today to make an example out of Lugar:

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/it-wasnt-tea-party-part-ii.html

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

bummed that Indiana will have even more ludicrously right-wing representation now, but can't say I really shed any tears for Lugar

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Partisans at both ends of the political spectrum are dominating the political debate in our country."

oh, balls, what "other end"?

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's one of those weird tricks of American politics that both ends of the spectrum are on the right.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh, balls, what "other end"?

Obviously he meant Alan Grayson Dennis Kucinich Bernie Sanders, who rules congress with an iron fist

He's sick of the Swiss. He don't like em. (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

I haven't seen the polling data or anything, but isn't this just another case of Tea Party activists coming out for a primary that average joe never bothers to vote in? Come the actual election Republicans are going to look at that ballot and go "oh shit" and even if they don't particularly like that Murdouck (or whomever) they'll vote for them anyway, so it looks like these states are veering hard to the right when really it's just a percentage of nutters imposing their will on the majority just by turning up.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

prog Dems need to do the same

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

they have been!

Reps. Tim Holden (D-Pa.) and Jason Altmire (D-Pa.), both members of the dwindling conservative Democratic coalition, lost their primary races on Tuesday. Before the defeat of the two incumbents, there were just 25 Blue Dogs left in Congress, after the coalition's members were wiped out in the 2010 election.

Holden lost to progressive candidate Matt Cartwright, an attorney who attacked the incumbent for voting against President Barack Obama's health care reform. Holden is the second House member to lose to a newcomer in the 2012 primaries. The other lawmaker was Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio). Both were also targeted by the anti-incumbent super PAC, the Campaign for Primary Accountability.

Getting a progressive Democrat into Pennsylvania's newly redrawn 17th Congressional District was a priority for progressive groups, including MoveOn and the League of Conservation Voters. The latter ran the largest independent expenditure campaign in the race, which included a $230,000 TV ad buy on broadcast and cable networks in the Scranton media market. The spot criticized Holden for opposing Obama's clean energy plan.

The League of Conservation Voters "targeted Representative Tim Holden for defeat explicitly because he has opposed policies that will curb harmful global warming pollution and build a clean energy economy," said Gene Karpinski, the group president. "Tim Holden is the first candidate this cycle to lose because he is out of the mainstream on global warming and clean energy, but he won't be the last.”

^^^This is not a bad way to get involved and be useful. Of course, supporting your new progressive nominee through the general is just as important.

He's sick of the Swiss. He don't like em. (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

^^^this is totally what Occupy should be doing imho. primary challenges. put people in office.

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't think Occupy wants to associate itself with either of the parties, even though I imagine a huge majority would vote Democrat over Republican if a gun was put to their head. I think it's a good tack to maintain some degree of purity. Arguments against are pretty good too.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah it's clear they don't. their loss.

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

(altho really it's all of our loss, imho)

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

As long as their hands are clean

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Shakey rong *ding*

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

about which part...?

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

looks like biden's gay marriage 'gaffe' was just a trial balloon

wolves in our wounds (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 19:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

needs those youth votes

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 19:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lest we forget: if Republicans hang onto the House, win the presidency and then obtain 50 Senate seats, they would be able to implement Paul Ryan’s budget on a straight party-line vote via reconciliation procedures that eliminate the de facto 60-vote requirement the GOP has created in the Senate for non-budget legislation. And that’s aside from the possibility that a couple of Senate Democrats might be picked off through deal-cutting.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_05/the_senate_landscape_shifts037256.php

curmudgeon, Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol that's not going to happen

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

looks like biden's gay marriage 'gaffe' was just a trial balloon

― wolves in our wounds (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3

Yeah I don't believe this "accidentally" happened.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

HE WENT ROGUE

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

he went rouge

He's sick of the Swiss. He don't like em. (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

wait, corporate connections of senior Obama officials? How can that be?

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

The law firm at which Holder once worked.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:39 (1 year ago) Permalink


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