Boobo's last press conference showed that he falls apart quicker than usual when reporters display evidence that they have reproductive organs. Or when they snicker. We've said all along that what would bring the Forces of Evil down in the end is mockery, because their little fantasies blow away like mist in the wind when laughed at. With that in mind, I offer this little metaphor.
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In an incredible wave year, in one of the blueish states in the country [New York], we picked up just three House seats and one state Senate seat. There were three, maybe even four, more seats we could have taken. And we didn't come close to taking the state Senate, which we need to do to be in a position for redistricting in 2010. I'm no Evan Bayh fan, but at least in Indiana we got three seats out of three seats we could have gotten.
"The people have spoken all across America. They want the Democrats and Republicans to work together," Chafee added. "I think the president now is going to have to talk to the Democrats. I think that's going to be good for America."
Really? Did anyone else hear that? Read more about More crap from a losing Republican "moderate" Bush enabler
John doesn't need to hits, but still, this one surprised even my cynical ass:
I just got a cease-and-desist letter from YouTube, see below, regarding my CNN footage I posted. The footage, you'll recall, was from Larry King Live last night in which Bill Maher outed Republican Party chair Ken Mehlman as gay. It seems that CNN has suddenly decided that it no longer wants bloggers, or YouTube, posting any of its video, which is kind of surprising since I always thought we were doing a CNN a favor by constantly touting their network. Apparently I was wrong.
Steve is right. To quote my favorite show, "What other words are there but yuck, gross and unclean?" Given what we know about Foley, Haggard and a host of other disgusting perverts in the Republican party, I'm starting to believe that I should never leave my neice and nephew alone in a room with a Republican ever again. Seriously, what is wrong with these people. "Cover you?" Read more about Fathers Covering Daughters with Their Godliness
You know, the kind scientists use to see the smallest particles? I'm betting what's going to happen here in DC is that a whole mess o' young Republican flesh is going to be selling itself on the street, maybe Gannon should open an academy:
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Once again I'm reminded of just how stupid our financial leadership class really is. Laugh along with me:
But according to Craig Focardi, an analyst with TowerGroup, a financial industry consulting firm, federal bankruptcy laws passed last year could also help make it less likely that banks will push for foreclosures when consumers become delinquent with mortgages.
This is a whole new deal. Democrats at the helms of both houses.
What's more, an ample majority in the House means a few outliers won't impede progressive action.
The Senate "majority," though, is a delicate thing. 49-49, with two independents who — we hear — will sit with the donkey caucus. With Dick Cheney waiting in the wings to break ties.
Clearly, the Senate needs bold leadership. As I see it, there is one person there who has stood on the right, and reality-based, side of every important issue. And so I wrote him this note: Read more about Leaders Wanted
I was wrong. Now is the time for a little blog triumphalism. I just got this from the Webb campaign:
November 9 Victory Update
As expected, it was extremely close (49.6%-49.3%â€¦a lead of only 7,200 votes), but the hard work of Generation Webb and the rest of our volunteers paid off and we not only won an election for Jim Webb, but we won back the U.S. Senate and have effectively ended the Bush Era in Washington!
His Royal Badness:
What the Dems are saying:
Pelosi praised "the beauty and genius of our democracy," and thanked voters for giving Democrats the chance to lead.
"Democrats pledge civility and bipartisanship in conduct of the work here," she said, calling for "partnerships not partisanship."
What the Dems are actually thinking:
MARSELLUS: Step aside, Butch.
Butch steps aside, revealing Marsellus standing behind him, holding a pump-action shotgun.
KABOOM!!!! Read more about CD Hearts Billmon
A while back I wrote this funloving post while in a rare upbeat mood, and last night I spent some time with the Capitol Hill Drinking Liberally gang, and listened to John Hliko, founder of Act For Love and also the infamous DraftWesleyClark.com, and Stempac, the stem cell research advocacy blog. John and I agreed that it's a simple idea: Democrats need to keep reminding people that we are the party of fun. And good sex, food, booze, comedians, and everything else that makes the burden of life lessened. Read more about Take Action and Get Action (Sex, That Is)
Pat Buchanan may have a point. After the election fever has died down and the Democrats have stopped back slapping and get in the game, we still have a problem. The growing inequality in the economy and the dilemma of Globalization are creating shockwaves of resistance within the rank and file of America. Between the growing scarcity of natural resources, the exponential increase in demand as three billion people come on line as consumers, and Americaâ€™s addiction to hegemony there is a growing nationalism that is increasingly xenophobic and essentialist â€“ we have work to do
Surprise, it's all "if only they had listened to me."
But the last paragraph is great, since it shows how the "moderate Republicans" are going to have a lot less power to work their enabling scams: Read more about The kind of headline we like to see