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Mean-Spirited Minnesotan Steals a Senate Seat

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 9:01 pm - January 5, 2009.
Filed under: 111th Congress,Mean-spirited leftists

Back when I was researching my script The Lady of Mississippi, an interracial romance set in 1926 in the Magnolia State, I came across one of the most mean-spirited men ever to serve in the United State Senate, Theodore Bilbo. This racist Democrat was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and famously filibustered an anti-lynching bill in the Senate. He advocated violence against blacks.

So much did this hate-monger define the worst aspects of Jim Crow that I included him in one scene in the script. Whenever I think of him, I realize that while some of the most noble and principled Americans have served in the United States Senate–as well as a number of dedicated public servants, so have some of the worst rapscallions in American political life.

Following a recount fraught with partisan shenanigans with more votes counted that people who voted, it looks like another such individual, a man of Bilbo’s angry ilk will now serve in the United States Senate.

To be sure, Al Franken embodies a different kind of hate and does not (to my knowledge) advocate violence against his foes, but like that mean-spirited Mississippian, he harbors intense hatred for an entire class of people. For Bilbo, it was African-Americans. For Franken, it’s conservatives and Republicans. And just as Bilbo embodied a political movement so too does Franken.

Fortunately, that movement is not nearly as pervasive or as powerful as was Bilbo’s in its heyday. It does not control state governments which repress some citizens and look the other way when others abuse and murder their fellows.

To Al Franken and his base on MSNBC and in the “netroots,” conservatives don’t just support (what they believe to be) bad ideas, they’re bad people, deserving opprobrium and ridicule.

Tomorrow, should this man will attempt to take a seat in the United State Senate, Republicans should challenge his credentials. They don’t have the votes to prevent him from being seated–as they did in 1947 when they refused to seat Bilbo, but they should, at least, be able to force a vote on seating him. This way, they’ll tie every Democrat in the Senate to the mean-spirited man from Minnesota.

Democrats may well have stolen a Senate seat, but they should at least take responsibility for the theft, especially when it goes to a man who has such a history of harsh language and hatred.  It’s a sad day for America when such a man takes office.  But, we’ve suffered worse, far worse than Al Franken.

And we’ll survive his stolen success.

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  1. I thought Bilbo’s hatred was limited to dragons and spiders?

    Comment by The_Livewire — January 5, 2009 @ 9:27 pm - January 5, 2009

  2. The GOP shouldn’t stand for this.

    Maybe Republicans in Minnesota should riot. Rioting seems to work for black Americans, after all.

    Comment by Classical Liberal Dave — January 5, 2009 @ 10:00 pm - January 5, 2009

  3. Am I the only person out there who is deeply troubled by this particular election? I posted about it last week (What a Joke of a Nation) because it really bothers me that this hateful fool may steal an election and everyone shrugs.

    Comment by A Conservative Teacher — January 5, 2009 @ 10:52 pm - January 5, 2009

  4. I want to riot, but my husband says it’s hopeless.
    Also, I worked two years as a Test Engineer (QA) on score testing with form scanners, but I haven’t heard back in they need my help/advice since sending an email out at the beginning on the recount.

    Comment by GeekGirlMN — January 5, 2009 @ 11:49 pm - January 5, 2009

  5. Its not the first time. This is how they stole the WA gubernatorial election, and how Maria Cantwell stole the senatorial election from Slade Gorton.

    And everyone on the right should be up in arms.

    Comment by American Elephant — January 6, 2009 @ 1:33 am - January 6, 2009

  6. What has Franken done that is so “meanspirited” that you compare him to a truly horrible person like Bilbo. You make these accusations and comparisons against Franken, yet cite ZERO evidence. I truly doubt Franken believes all conservatives are bad people. Your post seems to be reactive rather than a thoughtful response to his election.

    Comment by elotrolado — January 6, 2009 @ 2:10 am - January 6, 2009

  7. Elotrolado, you can start by going to amazon and searching for “Al Franken.” The title of his books only begin to make my point.

    Comment by GayPatriotWest — January 6, 2009 @ 2:18 am - January 6, 2009

  8. Elotrollado,

    Aside from the bile that pours forth from his mouth so ugly that Democrats regularly have to denounce him, there is his long history of mental instability and physical attacks. Always one to champion protestors, unless they are protesting a Democrat, then he tackles and beats them. He’s physically assaulted republican radio hosts (threw a chair at Michael Medved) and their producers (laura ingraham show) click on the update to see him being detained by security, and hes come so close to physically assaulting Norm Coleman that his wife had to step in, grab him and pull him away.

    The man is a deranged lunatic.

    Comment by American Elephant — January 6, 2009 @ 3:18 am - January 6, 2009

  9. He is truly a bad man.

    Comment by LCRW — January 6, 2009 @ 4:11 am - January 6, 2009

  10. Granted… Al Franken is a vile, disgusting, canker sore of a human being, and the people of Minnesota deserve severe ridicule for even letting the vote be close enough for him to steal it.

    But

    Norm Coleman was no prize either. Like Gordon Smith in Oregon, he turned on our troops in Iraq and wanted to bail when things got tough. Not exactly a portrait in courage.

    Also, like John “Landslide” McCain, he ran his campaign the way the media elites wanted him to… he played nice and refused to run attack ads against Stuart Smalley. When are Republicans going to wake up to the face that Democrats fight dirty and the media are not their friends?

    Comment by V the K — January 6, 2009 @ 5:17 am - January 6, 2009

  11. What has Franken done that is so “meanspirited”

    Wasn’t there something about his desire to kill all the fags or some such? Caught a fraction of the Ed Asshat show on the way home tonight. He made a comment about Norm Coleman’s “skeletons”. It made me wonder if Stuart Smalley’s skeletons were properly vetted.

    What’s more, if past drug abuse by Bush was a disqualifier, why in the hell is Smalley getting more than a boot to the head? This here’s a guy who couldn’t come up with anything funny without the gutter glitter and even then….

    BTW, he was on the payroll of the Boys & Girls Club while regurgitating on Err America.

    Just how much of a “mean spirited” worthless bastard is he? Let me count the ways.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — January 6, 2009 @ 5:42 am - January 6, 2009

  12. What has Franken done that is so “meanspirited”

    He turned a blind eye while millions were stolen from little boys and girls to pay Franken’s million-dollar salary. That mean-spirited enough for ya?

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — January 6, 2009 @ 6:32 am - January 6, 2009

  13. Also, he steals elections by double-counting the votes in his own favor. “It appears clear that in several Democrat-leaning precincts, a number of ballots were counted twice. In some precincts, more ballots were counted than the number of voters who showed up on election day.” That mean-spirited enough for ya?

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — January 6, 2009 @ 6:32 am - January 6, 2009

  14. I could actually believe democrats weren’t stealing elections if somebody could point out to a case where the republican lost a close election on election night and then managed to pull out the win in the recount. .

    As for Franken-he is mean spirited and comes across as a complete jerk.

    Comment by just me — January 6, 2009 @ 6:40 am - January 6, 2009

  15. #7 GPW, you mean like these:

    High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The case against Bill Clinton
    Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right
    Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism
    How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)
    Godless: The Church of Liberalism
    If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d be Republicans
    Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America

    Yup, that Franken is a big meanie all right! :)

    Note: this is not an endorsement of Al Franken or his behavior.

    [Dave, please check the archives of this blog; you'll see I'm no fan of Ann Coulter. I once compared her to Paris Hilton. And that's not the only time I faulted her. She's much wittier than Al Franken, but of a similar ilk. --Dan]

    Comment by a different Dave — January 6, 2009 @ 6:54 am - January 6, 2009

  16. No, adDave, it’s just a typical liberal ploy to try to change the subject.

    Not to mention, what’s wrong with those titles?

    Comment by The Livewire — January 6, 2009 @ 7:05 am - January 6, 2009

  17. I dont recall Ann Coulter physically attacking anyone (but again, many liberals have physically attacked her, and thousands more have called for violence against her) or stealing money from children and little old ladies for herself, or stealing elections, etc.

    Bill Clinton was found guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and impeached for it.
    Liberals lie about America on a daily basis.
    There has been a great deal of liberal treason,
    Liberals pray at the church of environmentalism, statism, call Obama their messiah and pray to him.
    If Dems had any brains (and werent so incurably corrupt) they WOULD be Republicans, and
    Liberal victims assault America on a daily basis.

    The truth may hurt, but it isnt mean.

    Comment by American Elephant — January 6, 2009 @ 8:29 am - January 6, 2009

  18. Talk about typical answers. If you can’t see the problem with Coulter then you are mentally blind. And AE, truth is not what she writes, bile is and that’s why you lick it up. I never said I was defending Franken and so sorry, but my heart does not bleed for Coulter, she who lives by the sword… You folks think you can say whatever you want no matter how foul and we’re supposed to sit quiet. Physical attacks are wrong no matter who is committing them. I’m sure she loves it anyway, all the more reason for her to hate. My disgust grows daily for the pseudo-conservatives as they defend hostile people like her and then turn around and attack liberals. You don’t give two sh*ts about this country all that matters is that you win. Same attitude as Al Queda, Hamas and the far left. Blind fanatics will destroy the world, all the while saying the are “defending the truth” blah blah blah.

    Livewire, I’m not changing the subject at all so grow up. If it confused you I’m sorry.

    Comment by a different Dave — January 6, 2009 @ 9:22 am - January 6, 2009

  19. So, Dave what office has Ann Coulter run for? What election did she steal?

    Comment by V the K — January 6, 2009 @ 10:34 am - January 6, 2009

  20. Only problem with your cite to the WSJ about there being more votes counted than voters is that it’s…WRONG. There were more votes counted in the recount than votes COUNTED on election night. But that almost always happens in a hand recount, because ballots rejected by the optical scanners improperly will be counted. Coleman now has more votes than he had on election night as well, Franken just picked up more of them.

    Now I’m not saying the recount was perfect or even well-done, I don’t have that much information. However, I haven’t seen anyone cite numbers from precincts or counties showing that there were more votes than voters. I’ve only seen a repeated misinterpretation of more VOTES now than VOTES counted then. It is a different point.

    Comment by JG — January 6, 2009 @ 10:43 am - January 6, 2009

  21. This Franken in Minn….I can’t believe 50% of the voters wanted this guy to start with. Voters generally get what they deserve. If you look at the Senate and the House it is shot thru with reprobates criminals and idiots. Many on the Democrat side. Franken frankly doesn’t stick out when in a crowd of Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, Harry Reid, Patrick Kennedy, Teddy etc. What annoys me more is the double standard exihibited by the MSM. Republicans are mean spirited, Reps steal elections, tamp down voter turnout….what aload of crap. Democrats get away with murder because they “care more and feel for the down trodden”. After 06 and 08 you can understand why more and more of the people who play by the rules, the conservatives in America, opt out. Try to live their lives without any contact with the government and these creeps.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — January 6, 2009 @ 10:47 am - January 6, 2009

  22. This Franken in Minn….I can’t believe 50% of the voters wanted this guy to start with.

    It was actually more like 43%. There was a third party doofus who siphoned off 15% of the vote. And if you take out the blatant fraud, the ACORN fraud, and the additional fraud resulting from Minnesota’s insane same day voting registration law, probably 39%.

    Still, it should not have even been that. I have such contempt for Minnesotans right now.

    But you are right on your main point. The Democrat Party is a clown college. Al Franken should fit along just fine with Princess “You Know” Caroline, Robert “Grand Kleagle” Byrd, Charlie “Taxes are for little people” Rangel, Barney “Lollipop” Frank, and that egomaniacal botoxed harridan Nancy “Marches With Pedos” Pelosi.

    Comment by V the K — January 6, 2009 @ 10:55 am - January 6, 2009

  23. once again, Dave resorts to profanity when his typical tactics are called out. Shame.

    Comment by The Livewire — January 6, 2009 @ 11:05 am - January 6, 2009

  24. The donks own everything now: the schools, the media, the courts, and the government. We’re totally screwed unless, in complete contrast to all of human history, absolute power does not corrupt absolutely.

    Comment by V the K — January 6, 2009 @ 11:26 am - January 6, 2009

  25. Dan, was this Senator’s real name “Theodore Bilbo?”

    Bilbo?

    You know, rhymes with…a different Dave.

    (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) ;-)

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — January 6, 2009 @ 11:41 am - January 6, 2009

  26. Harsh, Pete.

    Accurate, but harsh.

    Comment by DaveP. — January 6, 2009 @ 11:47 am - January 6, 2009

  27. Minnesota has the best recount system around. It allows for lots of avenues to make sure each vote is counted or challenged.
    Franken won’t be senator until Coleman has his day in court.
    Then after all of those charges of “stealing” and “fraud” see the light of day. MN will have a new senator.

    So please stow your hyperventilating for a few more weeks.

    Then you can find your corners to whine and cry.
    Then you can find your megaphones to give false “voter fraud” slanders.

    If only Florida and Ohio had a system like MN…..

    Comment by gillie — January 6, 2009 @ 11:53 am - January 6, 2009

  28. Does it, Gillie? If it’s so good, how is it that so many precincts have more votes than voters?

    Comment by GayPatriotWest — January 6, 2009 @ 11:54 am - January 6, 2009

  29. I never said I was defending Franken

    No, that would have been too open and honest. You merely went ahead and defended Franken, without saying it. You used standard left-liberal tactics of “change the subject” and “mislead with false moral equivalencies”.

    Physical attacks are wrong no matter who is committing them

    Just curious: Will you say that by way of condemning Hamas? Unequivocally? (i.e., not trying to temper it by bringing up anything or anyone else) If yes: will you then also say it by way of condemning people, such as Obama’s pastor and mentor of 20 years, who excuse and promote Hamas’ vicious and evil aggression? How about any of the people who sat in the pews for 20 years, listening to that pastor and not objecting? Just side questions relating to another thread; not important here.

    My disgust grows daily for the pseudo-conservatives [here]…

    LOL – Another lie. Don’t we wish :-)

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — January 6, 2009 @ 12:01 pm - January 6, 2009

  30. #26 – I know, I know. (Sigh) I shouldn’t stoop down to their level, but, well, it’s just so much fun. Mea culpa.

    I need to re-read that part of Ann Coulter’s book “How To Talk To A Liberal (If You Must)” concerning liberals and their delusions of reality.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — January 6, 2009 @ 12:02 pm - January 6, 2009

  31. We’ll find out what is true or not in the court process!

    Coleman has a few days to challenge the certification in court if he does challenge, Franken won’t be seated until after the court hears those “fraud” and “stealing” charges.

    But keep your hanky at the ready! (From what it looks to me, you will need it after a few weeks)

    Comment by gillie — January 6, 2009 @ 12:04 pm - January 6, 2009

  32. I think Dave’s shtick has grown a little tiresome, he asserts facts without proof to back them up, and he’s nasty and insulting to everyone who disagrees with him while preening about the incivility of others.

    But isn’t that so like the typical lefty? The typical lefty “knows” all kinds of things that can’t be validated. (Humans are responsible for global warming. Everything bad is Republicans fault.) And the typical lefty has an obnoxious disregard for people who disagree with their viewpoints, but is the first to shriek about mean-spirited attacks whenever they are criticized.

    Comment by V the K — January 6, 2009 @ 12:12 pm - January 6, 2009

  33. GayPatriotWest, we’re in full agreement on this issue!

    As much as I wanted to see a 60-vote Democratic majority in the Senate, it wasn’t worth it if it meant having Al Franken in the Senate.

    Franken is everything you and those posting comments have said: an intolerant fool, a bigoted idiot, a hateful empty suit. There are a number of men and women sitting in the Senate (or recently sat there) who demean the institution but if, after Coleman’s challenge is heard by the courts, Franken is seated, the Senate will reach a new low. His presence and participation in debates on public policy would be an insult to the Senate.

    Comment by Jack Allen — January 6, 2009 @ 12:29 pm - January 6, 2009

  34. Minnesota law provides Coleman the opportunity to prove his allegations in court, prior to Franken being awarded a victory certificate. If there is any truth to Coleman’s claims, he will no doubt win in court.

    Of course, since Coleman has no proof to back up the claims that his campaign and the right wing media are peddling, after he loses in court, that’ll just leave the Republicans to complain that Franken “stole” the seat. But Coleman will get to present his case in court.

    Comment by Erik — January 6, 2009 @ 12:30 pm - January 6, 2009

  35. I wanted to see a 60-vote Democratic majority in the Senate

    Man, that says a lot (about JA).

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — January 6, 2009 @ 12:37 pm - January 6, 2009

  36. ILC,

    The fact that a) He’s upfront about it and b) Even he sees some battles being won aren’t worth the victory, actually puts a feather in his cap in my book.

    Comment by The Livewire — January 6, 2009 @ 12:45 pm - January 6, 2009

  37. Add to all this the fact that Al Franken supports raising taxes on and increasing regulation of business and screams, like any good Obama puppet, about how the rich are evil for not paying more taxes — and then refuses to pay his own OR follow business regulations.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — January 6, 2009 @ 12:58 pm - January 6, 2009

  38. I wanted to see a 60-vote Democratic majority in the Senate

    Man, that says a lot (about JA).

    In particular his claim to have supported Bush in 2000 and 2004. I can’t believe even a disaffected former Republican would think unchecked one-party Democrat rule is a good idea. (Granted, that’s what we have now, anyway.)

    Comment by V the K — January 6, 2009 @ 1:01 pm - January 6, 2009

  39. Testing…spam filter.

    Comment by Ignatius — January 6, 2009 @ 1:04 pm - January 6, 2009

  40. Livewire, your point is well taken. The history (which I don’t know if you would know or not) is that JA used to lecture me on how he knew Barry Goldwater and the principles of Goldwater Republicanism are what he looks to support. Not so much, eh? The past year he’s been finally letting out on GP that he supported Hillary in 2008, then Obama; gave money to Obama; wants unchecked Democratic rule; etc.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — January 6, 2009 @ 1:18 pm - January 6, 2009

  41. #18 a different Dave comes out in full fighting mode and hits himself in the face with a pie. Franken, who adD says he does defend, is the topic and adD insists that conservatives must sacrifice Ann Coulter as a down payment to criticize Franken, who adD says he does not defend. Why? Because adD says that is the price of admission to criticize someone he does not care to defend. Oh. I see.

    a different Dave says:

    My disgust grows daily for the pseudo-conservatives as they defend hostile people like her and then turn around and attack liberals.

    I guess I will ignore the whole “pseudo-conservative” non sequitur and ask why defending hostile people is a problem.

    I am hostile toward gay bashers. I am hostile toward liars and cheats. I am hostile toward presidents who stuff cigars into the genitals of a girl his daughter’s age in the People’s Oval Office in the People’s White House. I am comfortable in my hostility.

    But this is about Ann Coulter. Her books are extensively foot-noted. Take her on, a different Dave. She has always included a more than adequate road map for catching her at a lie, a lie of omission, a lie by innuendo, a lie by false premise, a lie by misappropriation of common terminology, etc.

    Your growing daily disgust seems a bit over dramatic. If you start at disgust and move to disgusteder and disgusteder and disgusteder, when do reach really, really disgustest and then some?

    What next? Is it time for you to clap your ears and sing la-la-la-la and report that you can’t hear?

    Comment by heliotrope — January 6, 2009 @ 1:30 pm - January 6, 2009

  42. Your growing daily disgust seems a bit over dramatic. If you start at disgust and move to disgusteder and disgusteder and disgusteder, when do reach really, really disgustest and then some? What next? Is it time for you to clap your ears and sing la-la-la-la and report that you can’t hear?

    Exactly. It reminded me of the old Andrew Sullivan Outrage Meter: http://karlmaher.blogspot.com/2006/04/andrew-sullivan-outrage-meter.html
    The latter starts with Chagrined as a baseline (code green). It ascends through Dismayed, Appalled, Disgusted, Sickened (code red). :-)

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — January 6, 2009 @ 1:39 pm - January 6, 2009

  43. Talk about typical answers

    I’m glad we agree that my answers are typically correct.

    If you can’t see the problem with Coulter then you are mentally blind

    Oh, I see the left’s problem with her very clearly — she points out everything that is wrong with them and backs it all up with facts.

    I never said I was defending Franken

    Of course you didn’t, you lack the balls. Nevertheless, that is exactly what you were doing by objecting to criticism of him.

    my heart does not bleed for Coulter, she who lives by the sword… You folks think you can say whatever you want no matter how foul and we’re supposed to sit quiet. Physical attacks are wrong no matter who is committing them. I’m sure she loves it anyway, all the more reason for her to hate.

    Translation: “I dont feel sorry for her, she gets what she deserves. Criticizing liberals is the same as physical violence. You think you can criticize us without us getting violent! Not that Im condoning violence but she loves it anyway! ”

    Those brown eyes of yours just keep getting browner!

    You don’t give two sh*ts about this country all that matters is that you win.

    Caring about this country and defeating libtards such as yourself are the same thing, your ideology is the antithesis of everything the founders intended this country to be, its followers are simply too stupid, childish, hateful, selfish, corrupt and ignorant to recognize it.

    Same attitude as Al Queda, Hamas and the far left.

    Oh how topical! its not nazis and hitler this week, now its Hamas and “Al Queda”. (By the way, I know they’ve only figured prominently in the news for seven years now, but you should probably eventually figure out that its al Qaeda, not Al Queda.)

    All these histrionics because Differently-Abled Davey cant refute the simple fact that Clinton was impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors.

    Someone get her a paper bag to breathe into before she passes out.

    Comment by American Elephant — January 6, 2009 @ 1:56 pm - January 6, 2009

  44. I love the Sully outrage meter! I hadn’t seen that!

    Comment by American Elephant — January 6, 2009 @ 2:03 pm - January 6, 2009

  45. #30- That wasn’t criticism, dude. That was sincere appreciation.

    Comment by DaveP. — January 6, 2009 @ 2:20 pm - January 6, 2009

  46. I love liberals who can’t see the difference between a “commentator, journalist, columnist” and a SENATOR.
    Would it be worth the money for Republicans to pay a current or former Democrat to learn how to “find” votes in a car trunk after a close election. I mean come on. Why is it always the Democrat who picks up 1000 – 2000 votes during these “recounts”?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — January 6, 2009 @ 2:33 pm - January 6, 2009

  47. So two sitting Democrat governors are accused of “pay for play” briberery corruption sharges. The one caught on tape is a bum. Richardson from NM is still a star although he was thrown under the bus by the Obama team. The Dems are rotten thru and thru. Imagine the horrific MSM outrage if these two Governors were Republicans…imagine if a Republican Presidential transition team didn’t vet Gov Richardson for Sec of Commerce. Imagine if an incoming Rep President sent his two little girls to an exclusive trendy and expensive private school while most of Americas kids are mired in the public school system. Imagine a Rep President staying at 30 million dollar mansions and playing golf daily during this great depression. While we fight two wars. Imagine. Instead the MSM giggles about the near “flawless” transition. Panetta for CIA chief? Horrible. Di Fi even had the onions to say so. Flawless my a__.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — January 6, 2009 @ 2:40 pm - January 6, 2009

  48. Since it is apparently too difficult for some. My original response was to GPW’s statement about book titles, offering some equally offensive book titles, nothing more nothing less. I know that you folks get all giggly and wet as you stroke each other with your attacks on liberals and I wouldn’t want to interfere with that so continue to make up things I said and things I believe. I’ve done my part and provided all the lubricant I plan on today. If you’re lucky you’ll all achieve climax at the same time.

    Comment by a different Dave — January 6, 2009 @ 2:41 pm - January 6, 2009

  49. btw Caroline Schlossburg saw how an unqualified community activist from Chicago could get elected President. She figured… ehh an unqualified one day a week charity activist, can get elected Senator from NY. The key….be a Democrat. The media will droll instead of being the fifth estate who keeps the powerful honest.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — January 6, 2009 @ 2:44 pm - January 6, 2009

  50. #48 – “I know that you folks get all giggly and wet as you stroke each other with your attacks on liberals and I wouldn’t want to interfere with that so continue to make up things I said and things I believe.”

    Gee, sounds like you just described MSNBC’s entire nightly line up.

    Here’s a dollar, Bilbo. Go buy a clue.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — January 6, 2009 @ 2:53 pm - January 6, 2009

  51. I’ve done my part and provided all the lubricant I plan on today.

    In other words, we’re never going to get an explanation of how the works of a professional commentator should compare to a US Senator , but a d Dave won’t ever admit his comparison was stupid. So, he reverts to his natural level of middle-school worthy trash talk.

    Comment by V the K — January 6, 2009 @ 2:56 pm - January 6, 2009

  52. continue to make up things I said and things I believe

    One wonders, if Dave always subsequently disavows every comment he makes on this forum as not representing what he believes, why does he make the comments in the first place?

    Comment by V the K — January 6, 2009 @ 2:59 pm - January 6, 2009

  53. continue to make up things I said and things I believe quote me exactly

    There, fixed it for you.

    I know that you folks get all giggly and wet as you stroke each other with your…provided all the lubricant…you’ll all achieve climax at the same time.

    Ew. I think he’s naked. I told you he was a masochist. This is totally a sex thing for him.

    Comment by American Elephant — January 6, 2009 @ 3:20 pm - January 6, 2009

  54. Also, with those statements, he more or less validates everything NDT has said about teh ghey leff being obsessed with sex and lacking decency.

    Comment by V the K — January 6, 2009 @ 3:39 pm - January 6, 2009

  55. why do leftists ALWAYS defend their [insert indefensible atrocious public 'servant' here] by pointing at [insert unrelated non public-servant/activity]?

    reminds me of the child’s eternal lament “heeeeeeeeeeeeeee did something/anything too/first/better/worse/more!”

    certainly no one to hold up as role models for your children, but at least Republicans and/or Conservatives tend to reject their own atrocious public servants when shown egregious behavior.

    Liberals = absence of shame gene
    Conservatives = vestiges of shame gene

    Comment by ShyAsrai — January 6, 2009 @ 3:54 pm - January 6, 2009

  56. MSNBC is “reporting” with giggles how the Obama team is experiencing “drama” lately. Their term for Blago, preventing an appointed black Senator from Ill from being seated, Richardson not vetted, Richardson involved in pay for play scandal, Panetta tapped as CIA chief while not asking Di Fi for her opinion or approval as committee chair. Drama. huh. A new Republican administration would be being called unprofessional, dumb, incompetent, and boobs. Oh and crooks!!

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — January 6, 2009 @ 4:05 pm - January 6, 2009

  57. One wonders, if Dave always subsequently disavows every comment he makes on this forum as not representing what he believes, why does he make the comments in the first place?

    We’ve had a lot of Daves, but if I’m not mistaken, ADD might be the Dave who once said:

    I watched the clips [of Wright screaming 'God Damn America!'] that someone put together from Faux New and Hannity’s hate show and there was not one thing Wright said that was not absolutely true.

    …I do believe we have fueled the fire of hatred in the extremists of Islam… [driving] rational people over the edge into fanaticism.

    And then, in the same thread, seriously tried to claim that (1) Dave hadn’t just blamed America for 9/11 and (2) Wright didn’t hate America. That would fit the profile of both Daves. That Dave also basically promised to leave (or announced his righteous departure) about 9000 times, fitting ADD’s profile. Because ADD can’t stay away; apparently he has some kind of twisted psychological dependency on what he imagines to be his audience here. So, his incredibly stupid comments, followed by disavowal or other stupid and graphically ugly forms of trying to bullsh*t his way out, are sure to continue.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — January 6, 2009 @ 4:35 pm - January 6, 2009

  58. All these “Dave” guys confuse me — which is not that hard to do.

    Comment by Julie the Jarhead — January 6, 2009 @ 4:44 pm - January 6, 2009

  59. Truth be known, I plan to contact the IBOD (the International Brotherhood of Daves) and get ADD officially decalred a “David”, with all of his rights as a Dave removed.
    Frankly he’s letting the side down.

    Comment by DaveP. — January 6, 2009 @ 4:44 pm - January 6, 2009

  60. Dave’s not here, man.

    (Come on, someone had to say it.)

    Comment by The_Livewire — January 6, 2009 @ 6:19 pm - January 6, 2009

  61. If only Florida and Ohio had a system like MN…..

    We do. Problem is that Florida liberals don’t concern themselves with the law when it doesn’t favor them. Plus, they figure they have a SC that will back their play like they did for Algore.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — January 6, 2009 @ 6:55 pm - January 6, 2009

  62. If only Florida and Ohio had a system like MN….

    Then Democrats could steal elections in those states, too?

    As I recall, in this last election, Ohio’s attorney general was involved in some pretty shady electoral manipulations. Not to mention Ohio was using state employees to conduct background checks on dissidents whose disrespectful questions were embarrassing to The One.

    Comment by V the K — January 6, 2009 @ 7:07 pm - January 6, 2009

  63. I’ve done my part and provided all the lubricant I plan on today.

    More like a douche.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — January 6, 2009 @ 8:02 pm - January 6, 2009

  64. From Glenn Beck’s newsletter:

    Shockingly, Al Franken has taken the lead in the race for Senator of Minnesota. Minnesota, we are going to ban you from the country if you keep this up. First a pro-wrestler and now a failed comedian and failed talk show host? Good grief, Minnesota, stick to being cold or whatever it is you do there.

    Emphasis mine.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — January 6, 2009 @ 10:20 pm - January 6, 2009

  65. I live in Minnesota – and Norm ran plenty of attack ads against Franken. Voters were disgusted by both choices – and the third party candidate, Dean Barkley got 18% or so. The “winner” in this election received less than 42% of the vote. Norm didn’t run as a republican – he ran as another democrat – and promoted pork like the best of them. The base wasn’t happy with Norm. Democrats weren’t particularly enthused by Franken – as shown by the huge dropoff between votes for Obama and votes in the Senate race.

    Despite the paranoid rantings about things being stolen – this was a close election, where the margin of victory was less than the margin of error. The whole process was very transparent.

    Powerline blog has suggested that it’s over for Norm Coleman.

    Comment by Eva Young — January 6, 2009 @ 11:39 pm - January 6, 2009

  66. Despite the paranoid rantings about things being stolen

    Paranoid ramblings, Eva?

    We have recounts without any statewide standard being set.

    Recounts are held over and over again until the Democrat wins, just as happened in the governor’s race in Washington in 2004.

    But people are just being paranoid. Bullshit.

    Comment by Classical Liberal Dave — January 7, 2009 @ 1:23 am - January 7, 2009

  67. The libs have been spinning coming up with any rational explanation they can for more ballots than voters. The fact remains that duplicate ballots that were supposed to be marked and set aside were counted among the rest. There’s no illusion here. They have, in hand, more ballots than voters.

    It is, however, the typical liberal sleight of hand to produce a win for those who couldn’t win if they ran unopposed.

    I just don’t like homosexuals. If you ask me, they’re all homosexuals in the Pudding. Hey, I was glad when that Pudding homosexual got killed in Philadelphia.” The smile became so broad it pushed his eyes shut. He couldn’t stand it any longer. “Put that in, put that in,” Franken laughed, leaning over the desk. “I’d love to see that in The Crimson.”

    Hey MN, enjoy.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — January 7, 2009 @ 5:02 am - January 7, 2009

  68. Is that an actual quote from Franken TGC?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — January 7, 2009 @ 10:47 am - January 7, 2009

  69. Franken and the Democrats have been playing hardball while Coleman displays McCain-like ineptitude. Why do Republicans always expect Democrats to play fair?

    Comment by V the K — January 7, 2009 @ 12:13 pm - January 7, 2009

  70. #68 – Because, V, our side always expects the best out of our opposition, not the worst. And that’s where we make our mistake. We are trying to be the Sally Field of political parties (“You like me! You really really like me!”)

    Rather than acting like Sally Field, I favor the GOP acting more like Daniel Craig – smooth, sophisticated but ready to lob a grenade at any moment.

    Right now, the only conservative with any cojones is Ann Coulter.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — January 7, 2009 @ 3:53 pm - January 7, 2009

  71. “I love liberals who can’t see the difference between a “commentator, journalist, columnist” and a SENATOR.”

    Franken isn’t a senator yet and everything he wrote before now was as a “commentator, journalist, columnist” so the comparison of the trash that flows from him and Coulter is quite appropriate. Because you agree with Coulter doesn’t change that she is a rabid pitbull who, while she can’t be accused of starting it, is a key player in the downward spiral of relations of people with different political beliefs. Supporting anyone who contributes to this is harmful to the people of the United States of America. The ones with “cojones” will be the ones who pull it out of the gutter not those who shovel more sh*t in. Until commentators on both the left and right pull themselves out of the gutter the division will continue to worsen. There’s plenty of blame to go around, refusing to see it in those you agree with is dangerous blindness.

    As far as all the other comments about me – I’ll not participate in your stupid game. I continue to read because there are interesting and well written posts from the owners/contributers to this blog.

    AE, the high here was about 26 degrees the other day and since I’m a “mindless liberal” who believes in keeping energy use down (not to mention the bills) it was certainly not warm enough in my house to sit around naked. :)

    Comment by a different Dave — January 7, 2009 @ 5:27 pm - January 7, 2009

  72. #70 – And with that diatribe, Bilbo picks up his toys and goes home.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — January 7, 2009 @ 8:03 pm - January 7, 2009

  73. Now now, adDave admitted that Obama would ‘do or say anything to get elected’ why should we expect more from Frankin?

    Comment by The Livewire — January 7, 2009 @ 8:41 pm - January 7, 2009

  74. Supporting anyone who contributes to this is harmful to the people of the United States of America.

    Which is why adDave, while drawing equivalencies between Al Franken and Ann Coulter, supports, endorses, and pushes Al Franken to be elected a US Senator while insisting that anyone who is like Franken is “harmful to the people of the United States of America”.

    Obviously adDave doesn’t care about harming Americans if it helps the Democrat Party. That shows you right there the absolute lack of morality and complete lust for power that typifies the Democrats and liberal gays like adDave.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — January 7, 2009 @ 8:45 pm - January 7, 2009

  75. I continue to read because there are interesting and well written posts…

    ROFL :-) But what has that got to do with commenting? You continue to comment, ADD – with truly stunning levels of stupidity, forcing you to repeatedly disavow your own comments, or to try to bullsh*t your way out of them in other grpahically ugly ways – because you have some kind of twisted psychological dependency on what you imagine to be your audience here.

    I predicted you’d come back up at #57. I was right, and I hereby further renew the prediction.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — January 7, 2009 @ 9:18 pm - January 7, 2009

  76. Dave you may be too young to know it but Democrats and liberals started this latest stretch of hateful politics. It goes back at least 25 years. They got personal with Robert Bork, Clarance Thomas, making Supreme Court nominations very personal and hateful. Believing anything was in bounds when destroying a pro life judge. Dave, who came first, Michael Moore and Dan Rather lies and hateful personal attacks on President Bush or Ann Coulters books? Some perspective and history is necessary here. If you are young and uninformed about the past 25 years I’ll give you a pass. But read and educate yourself.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — January 7, 2009 @ 10:22 pm - January 7, 2009

  77. #75 – Gene, I am so over trying to be polite and reasonable with libtards. More and more often, they expose themselves as elitists who love seeing women, gays and minorities stuck in a “plantation” mentality.

    These are the same people who side with terrorists (i.e. Hamas, Hezbollah, Club Gitmo detainees) whose geopolitical rhetoric includes exterminating those same types people as noted above.

    These are the people who look at “the white woman, the gay guy, the black man” instead of looking at us as people, not groups.

    It’s all a very clever trick, but it’s cruel, and I’m done with ignoring it.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — January 8, 2009 @ 2:43 pm - January 8, 2009

  78. Peter…..are there white women….and….gay guys…..and, and, and……black folks luring around here? Heaven forfend. Move them to the front of the post. It looks like “you people” have been treating them like as regular people. A-r-r-r-r-r-g-h!!!

    Comment by heliotrope — January 9, 2009 @ 9:40 am - January 9, 2009

  79. #74 ILC, I wanted you to be correct about one thing in your comment. :)

    Comment by a different Dave — January 9, 2009 @ 7:08 pm - January 9, 2009

  80. NDT, show me where I supported, endorsed or pushed for Franken to be elected?

    Gene, I am well aware of the hostile behavior and words from the left and I believe I said that both sides are wrong when they resort to gutter level. I’ve been around since Kennedy was in office though I didn’t pay much attention to politics until Nixon, a great introduction. It’s always good to read and educate yourself no matter what age.

    Comment by a different Dave — January 9, 2009 @ 7:25 pm - January 9, 2009

  81. In that case Dave u know the truth. Conservatives give more to charity than libersals. Democrat crroks get to stay in office Republicans crooks get prosecuted or are forced to resign by their conservative voters. Liberals talk a good game but don’t deliver. Liberals whine about the damaged earth and are eco nutts, but I see just as many liberals driving not walking, not one iberal I know does their laundryoutside, not one liberal I know has stopped barbequing or mowing their lawn to save the planet. They love dictating to others what they wouldn’t do themselves. Save the public schools, yet Obama sends his girls to not jsut a private school but the most expensive and private school on the east coast.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — January 11, 2009 @ 11:24 am - January 11, 2009

  82. “yet Obama sends his girls to not jsut a private school but the most expensive and private school on the east coast.”

    With the hatred that the right has shown towards Obama he would do well to send body guards with his children also. There is no limit to what disgusting acts the right will take against those they hate.

    I know that y’all think conservatives are sainted and liberals are evil. If you ever took the time to look at those you worship and support you would see that they are just as bad.

    Comment by a different Dave — January 11, 2009 @ 2:14 pm - January 11, 2009

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