October 30, 2010

Giuliani Endorses McMahon
— LauraW

Eh, it's something.
It still bothers me that all the while Blumenthal was questioning her individual business decisions, McMahon never went *really* negative on Blumenthal and brought up the livelihoods he has wrongfully destroyed over the course of his career. Now it's too late for that.

Negativity is poisonous and probably not a good idea this close to Election Day. A lot of people don't want to wind up their campaigns on a negative note.

But never, Linda? Not even once?

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1 Just to get you going...
 Eagles Up

Posted by: NfronNC at October 30, 2010 04:34 AM (kaNVa)

2 Rudy, I sure wish that you would have run for governor against Cuomo this year. You would have won by a landslide.

Posted by: Mark1957 at October 30, 2010 04:35 AM (yOPj6)

3 Fuck Cuomo -- he should have run for Senate.  Against Schumer.  He would be destroying the soon-to-be-Minority Leader.

Posted by: someone at October 30, 2010 04:39 AM (DfAwB)

4 I do not understand how she can be so far down in the polls to that friggin' snake, blumenthal. God this state is stupid.....

Although, Himes (D-CT-4) and Murphy (D-CT-5) are in dead heats with their republican opponents, Debicella & Caliguiri.

Posted by: Tami at October 30, 2010 04:39 AM (VuLos)

5 He = Rudy, that is

Posted by: someone at October 30, 2010 04:40 AM (DfAwB)

6 She never even mentioned how Blumenthal looks like a fucking zombie?

Posted by: steevy at October 30, 2010 04:47 AM (6jGI4)

7 Too bad CO'D ain't running up here in CT.  I would do some truly pro bono work for her, so well it would make her purr like a young kitten rolling in catnip.


Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 04:47 AM (tJjm/)

8 Meanwhile, back in the real world...

My son spent last night volunteering for Linda M. from their office in Waterbury.  He reports that their internal poll shows she is within the margin of error and ahead with independents.  So maybe she still has a shot.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 04:49 AM (tJjm/)

9 6 She never even mentioned how Blumenthal looks like a fucking zombie?

Posted by: steevy at October 30, 2010 09:47 AM (6jGI4)

I think him and Axelrod dressed in clown outfits are the stuff childhood nightmares are made of.  I can picture them handing out lollipops on the edge of a school playground, dressed in their long raincoats.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 04:51 AM (tJjm/)

10 One thing I haven't heard commentary on is how the dynamics in the Senate will change even if Republicans fall short of a majority. In 2006, the Democrats won some pretty conservative states ... North Carolina, Virginia, Montana, Ohio, North Dakota, Nebraska and Missouri ... with some pretty liberal candidates. All of these senators are up for election in 2012, are they going to throw in their lot with Chuck Schumer and Obama if 2010 is a bloodbath? Or will they be more cooperative with Republicans? How nervous is Herb Kohl (WI) right now after the pasting Russ Feingold is getting?

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at October 30, 2010 04:53 AM (YPivX)

11 But never, Linda? Not even once?

You're absolutely right.  This is a legitimate policy issue: the enforcement protocol of a state's chief law officer is definitely an accountability issue - if not substantive policy.  He should have been called on some of the most egregious cases - as well as on the pattern of enforcement, and its impact on CT business.


Posted by: Roger at October 30, 2010 04:54 AM (tAwhy)

12
Build a business and employ others without asking tax payers to pay for it?  BAD!

Make a living off the tax payer; destroy individuals with the powerful hand of the state?  GOOD!

*I got the lefty-think down.

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at October 30, 2010 04:54 AM (0fzsA)

13 What a total ZERO Rudy G. turned out to be.  Thanks to his total lack of interest, Andrew Cuomo will be Governor of NY, and we may well see the Gillibrand Twins stay in the Senate.

And now he's mewing about possibly running for President again in 2012?  Please.  What will his strategy be this time: no campaigning during the primaries, and running as a write in candidate?  Brilliant, Rudy, just brilliant!

Now Just Go Away.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 04:54 AM (tJjm/)

14

Bizarre.  She's a carny-- one thing carnies know is showmanship.   So why was she so positive the whole way along?

 

Posted by: AoSHQ's Truman North at October 30, 2010 04:56 AM (HLGCA)

15 The Leftists here keep running ads of some actress on McMahon's wrestling show on all fours at one of the "games," barking like a dog.  THAT outrages the Left.

Calling Republican candidates whores & bitches, not so much.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 04:56 AM (tJjm/)

16 Connecticut, home of America's swankiest villages, old money estates, and the nastiest ghettos. End game: No Middle Class. CT is well on its way.

Posted by: Pecos Bill at October 30, 2010 04:57 AM (j84s0)

17 I just hope that Chris Christie won't be another Giuliani

Posted by: Zakn at October 30, 2010 04:57 AM (zyaZ1)

18 From AT: Church of the Green Dragon

Human progress or decline follows the laws of science, economics, and human nature. Lawmakers can't force alcohol to burn hotter than gasoline. Harnessing the sun costs more than burning coal. And as November 2 will illustrate, people turn on charlatans who promise heaven but deliver hell.

Linda kicking Blummy in the balls is a pretty picture. Screw talk, kick em baby.

Posted by: sTevo at October 30, 2010 04:59 AM (VMcEw)

19 Here is something you wouldn't expect to see in the WaPo

http://tinyurl.com/32wamxw

Posted by: Kemp at October 30, 2010 05:00 AM (JpFM9)

20 14

Bizarre.  She's a carny-- one thing carnies know is showmanship.   So why was she so positive the whole way along?

 

Posted by: AoSHQ's Truman North at October 30, 2010 09:56 AM (HLGCA)


Because Connecticut is a Lefty Sucky State, full of hypocritical rich middle aged "white guys" that live in gated communities and tool around in BMW's or huge SUV's with the obligatory Obama sticker on them.  They're "pro-diversity," but the only illegals they ever come in contact with trim their hedges.  They don't mind higher taxes, because they can afford them easily and, at any rate, shelter their money in the Antilles.  They're pro-environment, but live in conspicuous mega-mansions in places like Westport and Greenwich that would make zombie Saddam Hussein blush.


If Linda ran an honest ad, they would be outrageously outraged.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 05:00 AM (tJjm/)

21 9 6 She never even mentioned how Blumenthal looks like a fucking zombie?

Posted by: steevy at October 30, 2010 09:47 AM (6jGI4)

No one ever mentions how Lisa Murscruntski looks like his twin sister.  And though they're supposed to be from different parties, they have the same elitest entitled attitudes.

Posted by: ontherocks at October 30, 2010 05:01 AM (HBqDo)

22 The Leftists here keep running ads of some actress on McMahon's wrestling show on all fours at one of the "games," barking like a dog.

How cool is that?

Posted by: sTevo at October 30, 2010 05:01 AM (VMcEw)

23 Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 09:54 AM (tJjm/)

He was an excellent mayor, and he has a pragmatic approach to most issues. That works on the city, and maybe even state level, but would worry me on the national stage.

And let's face it; he's making a ton of money in the private sector. Why would he leave to campaign for a job that he clearly doesn't want that much?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo ( NJConservative) at October 30, 2010 05:01 AM (LH6ir)

24 So is the Mittens Romney endorsement coming on Weds?

Posted by: Delta Smelt channeling Billy Crystal at October 30, 2010 05:01 AM (AZWim)

25 @16 I was stationed in CT from 98-02 and it was beyond me why those people were blind leftists. It's gotten worse since I left.


Posted by: Zakn at October 30, 2010 05:02 AM (zyaZ1)

26 22 The Leftists here keep running ads of some actress on McMahon's wrestling show on all fours at one of the "games," barking like a dog.

How cool is that?

Posted by: sTevo at October 30, 2010 10:01 AM (VMcEw)

Thank You!

Linda is a living saint, IMO.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 05:03 AM (tJjm/)

27

God I hate Connecticut.  Linda McMahon is sooo not the choice we should have had for this State.  Blumenthal is a complete fucking idiot ambulance chasing lawyer.  We needed Peter Schiff, but he didn't have the WOW factor and he obviously wasn't willing to spend 50 million of his own fortune to get a $150,000 job with perks.

Malloy or Foley?  Who really cares they both suck, neither will do anything for this State.  Malloy gets in, we're screwed because of the Democratically controlled Legislature, they'll get all the goodies for the ghetto cities and the true middle class will be on the hook.  Foley, Jesus I don't even know where to begin.  Who is this clown, seriously?

 

Posted by: Jaimo at October 30, 2010 05:04 AM (olED6)

28

Linda is a living saint, IMO.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 10:03 AM (tJjm/)

Too bad living saints don't get elected to the Senate.

Posted by: Roger at October 30, 2010 05:05 AM (tAwhy)

29

 They're pro-environment, but live in conspicuous mega-mansions in places like Westport and Greenwich that would make zombie Saddam Hussein blush

Kind of like Tom Freidman, Mr. Earth First himself.  He lives in a huge spread, although it's in Maryland I believe.

Posted by: Delta Smelt channeling Billy Crystal at October 30, 2010 05:05 AM (AZWim)

30 19 By Pat Caddell no less.

Posted by: dagny at October 30, 2010 05:06 AM (4GvG5)

31 How can anyone be in an election against a rattlesnake and not have negative ads?

Posted by: Holger at October 30, 2010 05:06 AM (V9Q+f)

32

The WWE divas are no match for the TNA knockouts, IMO.  Neither in terms of wrestling skill nor pure hotness.

Except for Gail Kim, who is the best female wrestler on the planet in both categories.

Posted by: AoSHQ's Truman North at October 30, 2010 05:08 AM (HLGCA)

33 So RINO Rudy jumps on the bus a few moments before it arrives at its destination. He wants to be able to claim he supports Republican candidates when he doesn't.

Posted by: Vic at October 30, 2010 05:16 AM (/jbAw)

34 Today's stupid headline at Fox:

Greene's Unlikely Political Rise Likely to End Tuesday

What political rise? The man is a damn idiot and the only reason he has gotten press is because he is a damn joke.

So what is going to end is the endless "jokes" about how stupid people in SC are.

Posted by: Vic at October 30, 2010 05:18 AM (/jbAw)

35 @33: exactly.  Where the hell was he all summer and autumn?

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 05:19 AM (tJjm/)

36 @34: The Comedy Channel should feature Greene as their lead speaker for today's Return to Sanity rally.  Heh.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 05:20 AM (tJjm/)

37 16 Connecticut, home of America's swankiest villages, old money estates, and the nastiest ghettos. End game: No Middle Class. CT is well on its way.

No. Sheesh. It's mostly middle class folks here.

Posted by: lauraw at October 30, 2010 05:21 AM (vgo7H)

38 I see a poll on RCP which shows Oberstar only up one.  47/46 over his opponent Cravaack.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at October 30, 2010 05:21 AM (AZWim)

39
Rudy has been very busy this election season campaigning for Republicans all over the country.

Rudy has also been doing radio interviews for the last few months on behalf of Republican candidates.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 30, 2010 05:22 AM (Wzli+)

40

Posted by: Vic at October 30, 2010 10:18 AM (/jbAw)

So what percentage do you think Greene gets here, I'll guess 15%.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at October 30, 2010 05:23 AM (AZWim)

41 ...and we locals have to deal with the BIG rally in Bridgeport today at Harbor Yard.  Ugh.

Posted by: Winston at October 30, 2010 05:23 AM (pwOWg)

42 McMahon never went *really* negative on Blumenthal and brought up the livelihoods he has wrongfully destroyed over the course of his career. She probably thought it would backfire. Remember, Blumenthal was an amazingly popular AG in Connecticut because of the way he went after businesses. I just can't understand why Connecticut is choosing this slime over their own ability to create jobs.

Posted by: Caiwyn at October 30, 2010 05:26 AM (pjDQX)

43 it can be confusing when the highroad is taken

Posted by: J2 at October 30, 2010 05:29 AM (DCdSz)

44 Nice article on the left out-thinking the right on controlling state legislatures for redistricting purposes.

Posted by: Nash Rambler at October 30, 2010 05:31 AM (9IOHF)

45 42 McMahon never went *really* negative on Blumenthal and brought up the livelihoods he has wrongfully destroyed over the course of his career.

She probably thought it would backfire. Remember, Blumenthal was an amazingly popular AG in Connecticut because of the way he went after businesses.

I just can't understand why Connecticut is choosing this slime over their own ability to create jobs.

Posted by: Caiwyn at October 30, 2010 10:26 AM (pjDQX)

Thing is: with the quality electorate we have in this country, and if we are to improve the quality of government - the quality politician has to elevate the electorate by educating it.  They don't have the interest in learning for themselves, and the public education system works against us.  Doesn't leave too many who'll do it.

Posted by: Roger at October 30, 2010 05:31 AM (tAwhy)

46 @42: CT has a huge urban underclass of hispanics - that's one reason.

There are plenty of rich types, and they donate their money to lefty politicians, is another.  The average CT middle/working class person ain't necessarily all that liberal, but those two groups swing the state to the left. 

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 05:34 AM (tJjm/)

47 RCP is now projecting 65 seats in the House.

Oberstar just went to tossup!

Posted by: 18-1 at October 30, 2010 05:35 AM (bgcml)

48 @47: it will be sweet if that happens.  Sweeter would be if CO'D makes it - long shot, I know - if only because the look on Matthew's face would be freaking priceless.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 05:36 AM (tJjm/)

49

Posted by: 18-1 at October 30, 2010 10:35 AM (bgcml)

Yup, down to one for Oberstar, and he's under 50.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at October 30, 2010 05:38 AM (AZWim)

50 Gregory of Yardale - - You're dead on about the red states who somehow elected 'Crats in 2006.  Nebraska will never elect Ben Nelson again.  And even though he should know he'll lose by 20, he'll run anyway because he's got $$ in the bank and he doesn't want his staffers unemployed.  He's 72 and exhausted explaining to Nebraskans his numerous cave-ins to Ried, Schumer, Durbin and their ilk. 
Even if Pubs don't take the Senate on Tues., they certainly will in 2012.

Posted by: Kortezzi at October 30, 2010 05:41 AM (BYK72)

51 The people of Connecticut kept reelecting Blumenthal as attorney general for 20 years.  To claim he was a bad attorney general would call into question the judgment of the very people you need to win election.  Therefore, it probably wouldn't have been a winning strategy.

Perhaps lauraw can better explain why, but for whatever reason, the people of Connecticut like Blumenthal a lot.  From what I understand, as Attorney General, Blumenthal shook all hands, kissed all babies, and showed up at a ton of local events.  It was going to be almost impossible to beat him regardless of the Republican nominee.  McMahon gave a pretty good fight, but I'd be shocked if she wins at this point.  She has never been ahead of Blumenthal in any public poll.

Posted by: cinyc at October 30, 2010 05:41 AM (g98C9)

52 @51: I blame CT's empty-headed women voters.  All it takes is standing in front of a camera and using the phrase "fight for you!" over and over, and you can hear their collective orgasmic sighs over all the land, sort of like crickets chirping at night.

What do women have against voting for women, anyway?

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 05:45 AM (tJjm/)

53

So what percentage do you think Greene gets here, I'll guess 15%.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at October 30, 2010 10:23 AM (AZWim)

Keep in mind that SC has a black population of over 30%. So his vote will depend on turnout. I don't see a lot of turnout by Dems this election so perhaps 15% is actually high.

Posted by: Vic at October 30, 2010 05:50 AM (/jbAw)

54 Posted by: cinyc at October 30, 2010 10:41 AM (g98C9)

You're right - it was the poor judgment of the electorate.  So - you would throw up your hands (you say any Republican would have lost to him).

So - three choices.  (i) Yours: crawl in a cave and surrender ("duck and cover"; see Genghis's ONT from last night); (ii) re-educate the electorate, or (iii) change the nature of the electorate to one that will hold politicians accountable instead of giving them their babies to kiss.

Posted by: Roger at October 30, 2010 05:51 AM (tAwhy)

55 What do women have against voting for women, anyway?

Jealousy.

Notice how women only vote for ugly female candidates? Women don't want to vote for other, more prettier women who are successful. 

Posted by: JC at October 30, 2010 05:52 AM (7PT3B)

56 Just got a Robo-call from the big man, Christie himself.
The odd thing is, it's to support the maryland effort.

Whoot...I am somebody!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 30, 2010 05:55 AM (fiCSd)

57

Posted by: Vic at October 30, 2010 10:50 AM (/jbAw)

True.  I basically took the black percentage and cut it in half.  I saw a poll a few weeks ago that showed him only drawing 11%

Posted by: Delta Smelt at October 30, 2010 05:59 AM (AZWim)

58

McMahon never went *really* negative on Blumenthal and brought up the livelihoods he has wrongfully destroyed over the course of his career.

 

Yep.  She left that on the table.  Another thing she missed was effectively portraying Blumenthal as an Obama butt boy and clearly explaining what damage his policies will do to the insurance and defense industries in CT. 

Posted by: The Outlaw in the Heavenly Hall at October 30, 2010 06:04 AM (zxrQh)

59

Hillbuzz says a DNC scandal big enough to take down Barry is brewing in South
Carolina.  Any ideas??  They say it is something connected to the 2008 elections, but don't know what.


Posted by: chillin the most at October 30, 2010 06:10 AM (6IV8T)

60 McMahon never went *really* negative on Blumenthal and brought up the livelihoods he has wrongfully destroyed over the course of his career.

Remember all  the radio commercials attacking Linda for all of her "negative" ads? 

If people thought what they were saying was negative then, just imagine how their heads would ave exploded if she had gotten out there with some of the truly vile stuff that Blumenthal has done as AG.

Posted by: wiserbud at October 30, 2010 06:15 AM (EW49d)

61 Hillbuzz says a DNC scandal big enough to take down Barry is brewing in South
Carolina.  Any ideas??  They say it is something connected to the 2008 elections, but don't know what.

Posted by: chillin the most at October 30, 2010 11:10 AM (6IV8T)

A number of Hillary supporters have claimed for a while Obama stole some of the caucuses. Is SC a caucus or primary state?


Posted by: 18-1 at October 30, 2010 06:17 AM (bgcml)

62 Roger-

I think Linda McMahon has run a very good campaign.  And I'm sure her campaign was smart enough to message poll the "Blumenthal was a terrible Attorney General" theme - and found it would backfire.  Could she have run an ad like Foley is doing with that diner owner from Stamford who claims Malloy tried to shut down her business using eminent domain?   I suppose.  There is at least one computer company owner who sued Blumenthal for malicious prosecution - and won.  But Malloy was only elected by the people of Stamford, not the whole state, and was not continuously re-elected by the people of the whole state over the past 20 years.

Contrary to you, I don't view voters as stupid.  If a politician treats voters as if they are stupid, it is almost certain to backfire.

Posted by: cinyc at October 30, 2010 06:18 AM (g98C9)

63 Notice how women only vote for ugly female candidates? Women don't want to vote for other, more prettier women who are successful.

Posted by: JC at October 30, 2010 10:52 AM (7PT3B)

Then Hillary is a lock for president in 2012.

 

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo ( NJConservative) at October 30, 2010 06:19 AM (LH6ir)

64 Greene's Unlikely Political Rise Likely to End Tuesday

What political rise? The man is a damn idiot and the only reason he has gotten press is because he is a damn joke.

Initially, he was getting bad press because he was such a horrendous candidate.  Then, suddenly, almost as if by magic, the media started doing positive stories about him (well, as positive as they could.)   No more negative storesi, no more "investigations" into who put him up to running or gave him the money.  No more foam-specked rants about him being a puppet of the evil Republican party.

It's almost as if they realized, as one, that Greene was going to stay the Democrat candidate and, therefore, was to be supported and pumped up.


Posted by: wiserbud at October 30, 2010 06:21 AM (EW49d)

65 #62

SC is a primary state.

Posted by: Kemp at October 30, 2010 06:23 AM (JpFM9)

66 62 Hillbuzz says a DNC scandal big enough to take down Barry is brewing in South
Carolina.  Any ideas??  They say it is something connected to the 2008 elections, but don't know what.

Posted by: chillin the most at October 30, 2010 11:10 AM (6IV8T)

Yeah, well...  they also posted a thread with the title, "Why Obama Lost" right after Election Day 2008.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 06:23 AM (tJjm/)

67 Posted by: wiserbud at October 30, 2010 11:21 AM (EW49d)

So cynical.

I have always thought that our noble 4th estate was scrupulously honest and evenhanded. This calls into question everything I have read about our revered leader Obama (pbuh). I am shocked.

Posted by: Unemployed progressive. at October 30, 2010 06:24 AM (LH6ir)

68 Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2010 11:23 AM (tJjm/)

They have had several posts about imminent subpoenas and indictments being handed out and a perp walk for Obama. They are kind of like Free Republic back in the Clinton years.

Posted by: Holger at October 30, 2010 06:25 AM (V9Q+f)

69

A number of Hillary supporters have claimed for a while Obama stole some of the caucuses. Is SC a caucus or primary state?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 30, 2010 11:17 AM (bgcml)

SC is a "primary" State (OPEN)

Hillary went into SC earl;y and "bought" a lot of the local black politicians. Later when it became evident that Obama actually had a chance a lot of them did not stay "bought".

Hillary was far ahead in the early polls, OBama caught up and passed her in the later polls and won by a huge margin. 

SC was one of the few States where Obama actually won a real primary.

Posted by: Vic at October 30, 2010 06:26 AM (/jbAw)

70 Contrary to you, I don't view voters as stupid.  If a politician treats voters as if they are stupid, it is almost certain to backfire.

Posted by: cinyc at October 30, 2010 11:18 AM (g98C9)

Not saying they are "stupid" (exactly); I'm saying they are not educated about politics - and why an elected official's real actions are more important than his kissing babies.  Why do we have the President we have?  The few people who took the time to find out anything about him knew exactly what we would get.  Those that elected him bought the good-time Charley.

You don't treat them as stupid, but you do try to educate them - like Christie is doing relentlessly (and may be succeeding) in New Jersey.  Trusting to the judgment of the electorate as it stands may get rid of Barry (as it did Carter), but the libs keep the momentum (just as they made us fritter away the opportunities Reagan handed us on a platter).

Posted by: Roger at October 30, 2010 06:27 AM (tAwhy)

71 Contrary to you, I don't view voters as stupid.  If a politician treats voters as if they are stupid, it is almost certain to backfire.

The fact that Blumenthal has continued to get elected in this state is proof-positive that the voters in CT are stupid.  There is massive evidence of Blumenthal's abuse of power as AG and yet, nearly everyone I speak to about it is not aware of any of it.  There are currently over 30,000 lawsuits pending against businesses in CT by Blumenthal's office and... no one cares.  Or they are simply unaware and do not want to know. 

CT voters are dumber than MA voters when it comes to supporting Dems.  They supported Dodd, who should be in prison, right up until he retired.  They continue to vote for DeLauro and she's as stupid as a box of hammers.

Posted by: wiserbud at October 30, 2010 06:28 AM (EW49d)

72 Ugh, too much party...too much party....

anyway, saw this on the other thread and figured I'd re post it here: 

"114 Looks like the conservative blogosphere is starting to light up about some actions Lisa Murkowski's legal team took.  Evidently her legal team threatened a local Alaska radio station with a lawsuit alleging "Take away someone's First Amendment rights of free speech illegal electioneering"  Sarah Palin has posted on this at her facebook page.  Looks like this is flaming skull worthy.

Posted by: phoenixrisen at October 30, 2010 12:32 AM (B7Zwr)"

If it's true, ugh just ugh..

Posted by: curious at October 30, 2010 06:29 AM (p302b)

73 Cook is going to get all real on Monday and say 106..

70 is my call

Posted by: Zakn at October 30, 2010 06:33 AM (zyaZ1)

74 The fact that Blumenthal has continued to get elected in this state is proof-positive that the voters in CT are stupid.

I disagree.
It's the press not doing its job. How are citizens supposed to know the guy is a lying snake unless somebody investigates him, and others are willing to run the story?

He has been able to preen and play Hero for twenty years without anybody taking a hard look at him. Eventually the image stuck.

Posted by: lauraw at October 30, 2010 06:33 AM (vgo7H)

75 "the tea party didn't come to NY".....larry kudlow

He just said that palladino imploded and I think he was shocked and disappointed.   

That was my thought too, but why?  

The first caller he had laid out such a scenario and Kristen and Andy it would make you shake....the caller implicated the clinton administration and seemed in full possession of their facts.  Kudlow, who usually screams and calls you out if something you are saying isn't "quite right" remained silent.  The caller basically wanted to know where the NY press was as regards both of these candidates.  Well they were the same place they were when hill, someone who never lived in the state, waltzed in, despite everyone I know wondering who voted for her, and took the senate seat.

Does dynasty boy know that he isn't popular with many nyer's so he had "implode man" do his dirty work to get rid of rick and now clear the way for dynasty boy to win cause he has stepped into the background.

It was maddening that the blogsphere didn't even cover this NY governor's race.

Posted by: curious at October 30, 2010 06:35 AM (p302b)

76 Yeah, this is a shame.  McMahon really screwed this one up.  Note to GOP: strike this woman's campaign manager from  the list of "GOP approved" campaign managers.  Complete incompetence.  I mean, I can understand the stolen valor thing.  This is Connecticut, which is solidly Democrat, and as we all know Democrats place absolutely no value on military service. Heck, Blumenthal's lies about his military service (or lack thereof) may have actually helped him with these beta males.  But everything else.  My God.  This one was winnable and McMahon and her incompetent staff just fucked it away.

Posted by: RickS at October 30, 2010 06:35 AM (Kogrf)

77

Extremely O/T

I just saw the video of Nigella Lawson in her little, black silky robe making pudding.

If anyone needs me, I'll be in my bunk.

 

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 30, 2010 06:35 AM (3jxR/)

78 I disagree.
It's the press not doing its job. How are citizens supposed to know the guy is a lying snake unless somebody investigates him, and others are willing to run the story?

He has been able to preen and play Hero for twenty years without anybody taking a hard look at him. Eventually the image stuck.

Posted by: lauraw at October 30, 2010 11:33 AM (vgo7H)

Partly, but you know the Press will do this.  That's why you run "negative" ads - which aren't really negative at all (false smears are really negative) - they simply educate about your opponent (especially when no one else will), and ask for accountability.

Posted by: Roger at October 30, 2010 06:38 AM (tAwhy)

79

Off-topic, but an FYI.

Clicking the pumpkin link in the sidebar launches a virus attack.

Practice safe computing.

Posted by: Feeling kinda foolish at October 30, 2010 06:38 AM (3W1+C)

80 What is maddening is that some posters did say "every state race is on the table"...but there seemed that some other posters put an "except" into that.  Assuming certain people, are not worth the time going after.   Among them all NYS elected officials.  That's  a shame.  NYer's aren't stupid, if given true facts and fair races the republicans could have picked up a few seats.  But it appears that the republican party has been infiltrated by dems who have made the races moot...

Posted by: curious at October 30, 2010 06:40 AM (p302b)

81 Blumenthal was part of the poli's efforts to save the sub base, so MacMahon can't use the defense argument, but from what Obamacare will do to the state's main cash crop - the insurance industry, it is almost criminal that she did not use that against him.

If things go the way the D's want it to, our insurance industry will be destroyed.

By the way, I saw in the Hartford Courant (!) about a diner in Stamford that Malloy wanted to take by eminent domain a la Kelo.  I have not seen those commercials, but they would have been effective if they ran more.

Posted by: flashbazzbo, s.e. at October 30, 2010 06:42 AM (i0rVe)

82 Fuck Guiliani he's an NYC liberal republican.When is the rest of the country going to understand that NYC and most of upstate does not elect seriously Conservative candidates?

Posted by: Unclefacts, AoSHQ Pro Debate Team at October 30, 2010 06:47 AM (eCAn3)

83 NY is the oddest state.  There is an election.  Everyone who quietly shares their vote with you says "oh I didn't vote for so and so, I know everyone was going to vote for him/her but I didn't, I couldn't bring myself to pull the lever for them, ever though I knew I was throwing away my vote, but because I know about this (insert some deal breaker sceanrio) I opted to vote for the republican opponent."  and then the guy/gal everyone "thought" would win, wins.  when, everyone you know in NYC has claimed not to have voted for said person, so it is maddening.

Posted by: curious at October 30, 2010 06:54 AM (p302b)

84 We elected HILLARY!. nuff said.

Posted by: Unclefacts, AoSHQ Pro Debate Team at October 30, 2010 06:56 AM (eCAn3)

85 The Death of Connecticut began 25 years ago with Gov. Lowell Weicker. That fat fuck ruined CT.

Posted by: eman at October 30, 2010 06:59 AM (5/qO3)

86 Anyone else watching Jon Stewart's "I'm not mocking Glenn Beck" rally? The crowd looks whiter than Beck's.

Oh, and The Roots fuckin rock.

Posted by: mugiwara at October 30, 2010 07:05 AM (KI/Ch)

87 BTW, there should be posts on these, but has anyone been reading Mark Steyn's series of essays this week?  Excellenmt.  I'm still on "The Decrepitude of Liberty" (and reading them from last to first) but I doubt I'll stop until I've read them all.

Posted by: logprof at October 30, 2010 07:15 AM (BP6Z1)

88 I disagree.
It's the press not doing its job. How are citizens supposed to know the guy is a lying snake unless somebody investigates him, and others are willing to run the story?

Combination of both, I guess.  The press is the press and they will never do they're job against a fellow traveler, either out of fear or loyalty.  But the information is out there for people who want to find it.  You know about it.  I know about it.  So it's not like it's hidden.

The NEP case.  The computer woman in Greenwich. The unbelievable amount  money Blumenthal has costs this state in pay-outs and settlements for lawsuits brought against his office for his constant abuses and malfeasance.  It's all public and available.

McMahon should have used that and didn't. The people on this state should at least attempt to learn about this guy before blindly supporting him (You'd think after '08, they would have learned their lesson.)  I've tried to talk to some Blumenthal supporters and all they do is put their fingers in their ears.  They don't want to hear it.  They prefer to stay ignorant.  Or, they think wrestling is "icky" and that's enough for them.  Like I said...  fucking stupid.

It would have been nice for the press to do their job, but it's not their fault that people here are just plain lazy and stupid.

Posted by: wiserbud at October 30, 2010 07:41 AM (EW49d)

89 What the country needs is more steroids. look what they did for me !

Posted by: Suge Knight at October 30, 2010 08:15 AM (0YS61)

90 Yes, watching "Restore Sanity". The Mythbuster guys just had the whole audience do a mad scientist laugh all together and then jump up and down to shake the earth. Mostly young white teens, just oozing sanity. Stewart is showing video of people having temper tantrums to illustrate that "some of our brethren" are momentarily unreasonable. Gee, I wonder who he means. Now he's giving an award to a guy in Venezuela, by video. Blumenthal apparently opposed the wire tap law, and threatened to prosecute phone companies that cooperate with the government to catch terrorists. In light of the mail bombs on UPS planes, I doubt if Conn. residents, many of whom work in New York, would like a soft-on-national-security politician leading the fight.

Posted by: mrj at October 30, 2010 08:46 AM (of5CY)

91 Laura, why are your peeps liking a polician who has spent a lifetime on the gubmint teat?

Posted by: rdbrewer at October 30, 2010 09:00 AM (//Cu/)

92 rd, I die a little bit inside when people ask me why CT is the way it is. Most of the people I know here are really nice and normal, I swears it!!

Posted by: lauraw at October 30, 2010 09:07 AM (DbybK)

93 A letter to the Independent voters of Connecticut Election day is next week, and we have a big decision to make. If you are happy with where we are as a country right now, and the direction that Obama and his big government policies have taken us, then by all means vote for Dick Blumenthal. He will give you more of the same, more of what you want. But, if you are not happy with the policies of Obama, the Democrat Congress (Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid), and the effects they have had on our country and economy: - 10+% unemployment with no end of recovery in sight - a failed stimulus that created no real, lasting jobs for the country - Trillion dollar national debt - owed mainly to China - a terrible housing market and numerous foreclosures - Obamacare and the shove down the throat of the American people approach to passing it. - bailouts for auto companies, banks, unions - higher taxes for all taxpayers - coming in January 2011 when the current tax rates expire - Cap & Trade legislation that will raise our energy costs - and on and on... Then you can not possibly vote for Dick Blumenthal. - Dick Blumenthal will be a rubber-stamp "YES" vote for Obama and his agenda. - Obama and the first lady have come to CT to campaign for Blumenthal - Blumenthal will owe them big time to support Obama's socialist agenda. - Blumenthal will NOT vote to repeal Obamacare - Blumenthal WILL vote to support Cap & Trade and higher energy costs. - Blumenthal will vote no differently then if Chris Dodd were still in office, and look where that has gotten us. A vote for Blumenthal is not going to change the direction our country is now heading since Obama came into office. Dick Blumenthal may be a great guy. You might think he was a good Attorney General for the past 20 years. He might have looked good on camera giving his countless press conferences and speeches. You might love his hair. You might think he is a smooth and polished lawyer. You may choose to look the other way about the fact that he lied over and over again about his service in Vietnam - when he did not serve there but said he did. You know Blumenthal may be the chosen one in the eyes of the Democrat-leaning/liberal biased CT media. But, you know what? None of this matters now. This election is not a popularity contest. This election is not a personality contest. You have to throw out all of what you know, what you have been told by the media, look at the person and ask yourself these questions about the candidates: How will they vote once they are a U.S. Senator representing the State of Connecticut? Do they stand for big government or smaller government? Will they vote to stop Obama and his radical agenda, or go along with it? The answers are clear. Blumenthal will vote to support Obama and his "big government is the answer" socialist agenda. Don't kid yourself if you think otherwise. It is not going to happen. Blumenthal owes Obama! On October 26, 2010, Obama is quoted as saying - "My name may not be on the ballot, but our agenda for moving forward is on the ballot". The president let the cat out of the bag. He made it crystal clear what is at stake on election day. If you do not like what the state our country is in, and the policies of Obama, then you CAN NOT vote for people like Dick Blumenthal who will be a "YES" vote for Obama's agenda. It is that simple! Vote for Linda McMahon for U.S. Senator on Tuesday, November 2nd and send a message to Obama that you do not approve of his agenda for the United States of America. The same goes for the U.S. House of Representative races in CT. Our Democrat Congressmen and Congresswoman have been lock-step "YES" votes for Obama's agenda. They helped cause the mess we are in. Send a message to Larson, DeLauro, Murphy, Courtney, and Himes as well, and vote for the Republican this time around. These so-called representatives did not listen to the majority of the people in the state when they cast their votes the past 2 years. Now they will have to pay the price for it when we cast our votes on election day.

Posted by: Redman Bluestate at October 30, 2010 09:24 AM (7Urg6)

94 Does McMahon have any chance?

Posted by: rdbrewer at October 30, 2010 10:31 AM (//Cu/)

95 Haven't read the thread to this point, but my opinion is that Linda COULDN'T go negative on Blumenthal. The reason is that the McMahons are very polarizing within Connecticut and that going negative makes it a popularity contest between Blumenthal and McMahon, which isn't likely to work out in her favor. Letting Blumenthal going negative while the only "negativity" coming out of the McMahon camp is using Blumenthal's own video clips against him is about as good as they could do IMHO.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 30, 2010 11:04 AM (AFlF9)

96 If Scott Brown can win in Mass. then Linda McMahon can win in CT. It will be tough, but if the Independents go Republican it could happen. If this race was such a lock for Blumenthal our Radical In Chief would not be in CT today campaigning for him.

Posted by: Redman Bluestate at October 30, 2010 11:53 AM (7Urg6)

97 If this race was such a lock for Blumenthal our Radical In Chief would not be in CT today campaigning for him.

Where he got heckled and lost his ever-present "cool."

http://tinyurl.com/2caqcy6

Posted by: wiserbud at October 30, 2010 01:29 PM (EW49d)

98 What a total ZERO Rudy G. turned out to be.  Thanks to his total lack of interest, Andrew Cuomo will be Governor of NY, and we may well see the Gillibrand Twins stay in the Senate.

Bet you he was saving it all for another failed presidential run.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at October 30, 2010 02:06 PM (mHQ7T)

99 Any ideas??  They say it is something connected to the 2008 elections, but don't know what.

It would have to have something to do with Clyburn. That's the only thing I can think of.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at October 30, 2010 02:11 PM (mHQ7T)

100 It was maddening that the blogsphere didn't even cover this NY governor's race.

Posted by: curious at October 30, 2010 11:35 AM (p302b)

The NY GOP is completely useless, and I blame them more than the blogs, who just want traffic. No one cares about boring, qualified candidates, but "crazy Carl" sends racist emails and porn, threatens the editor of the NY Post and hates homosexuals. There's just so much to talk about!

It's the job of the state parties to get their best candidates elected. In a GOP wave year, Ed Cox recruited a Democrat to run for Governor as a Republican. That was a spectacular failure. There was no support for Lazio, who was the choice of the NY delegates. So, the nominee became Paladino, who was always meant to implode. His friend Tom Golisano pulled the same scam three times before. You'd think Republicans would catch on to this trick, but they're like Charlie Brown while Lucy holds the ball.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at October 30, 2010 02:25 PM (mHQ7T)

101 Linda's ad should have been "Elect McMahon not a skeletal wax headed robot to the Senate"

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