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is that this dolt, was actually leading senator Claire McCaskill by four to five points!! before he made his now famous rape comment. It never cease to amaze me how these complete idiots get elected, I mean who is voting these bat-shit crazy people into office?? The list goes on and on: Rick Scott ot Florida, Scott Walker in Wisconsin, John Kasich in Ohio and that idiot in Pennsylvania ( his name escapes me at the moment) I mean the pattern is the same...theyget voted into office and once there, they start their crazy radical right wing agenda. Then all the people get up in arms and want them out. I mean c'mon, ypu mean to tell me there were no indications that these people didn't have your best interests at hear?? Rick Scott was under investigation for medi-care for crissakes! That didn't set up any kind of red tlag?? I mean does it really take a crazy, put there comment, before voters realize who these guys really are?

C'mon people of Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Missouri and the rest pf the country...PLEASE PAY ATTENTION!! You don't have to live and breathe politics..tp really get a clue as to what these guys will do pnce they get into office. Thank God, Akin made his comment or we might have been stuck with this moron in the Senate. ( at least I think his candidacy is sunk...the poll shows him tied right now, so who knows!)     I guess if you don't pay attention you get the government you deserve...

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    " I am just a Patsy"...Lee Harvey Oswald

    by tvdude on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 10:49:48 PM PDT

  •  tom corbett (r) PA.....n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    mrblifil, Vatexia

    "What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say"~Ralph Waldo Emerson

    by 73rd virgin on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 11:23:42 PM PDT

  •  The Republican Party isn't going bust (2+ / 0-)
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    Smoh, wyvern

    By overestimating the thought capability of their core voters.

    Most of them haven't got a brain, overdose on sports and country clubs and haven't read anything of consequence in their lives.

    There are two types. The downtrodden who the Republicans have convinced that their suffering is due entirely to the government, black people, gays, hispanics, immigration, -- you name it.

    The more elevated get much the same diet of fiction except for the parts they're responsible, i.e. the people who bitch about undocumented workers even while insisting on hiring them.

    What those people, as just one example are concerned about, is that if they don't keep those people down, they'll move on to better jobs even if it's cleaning out toilets.

    I feel your rage. It's simply infuriating that people refuse to use their brains. Even the math of the Ryan Budget and Romney's babble speak should not be beyond the average idiot, but ...

    •  A war on women and a war on science (3+ / 0-)
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      Smoh, wyvern, bamjack

      This dolt seems perfectly happy to make policy based on some rumor he heard. That rumor makes him believe  that women who get pregnant after being raped must have  enjoyed it at some level or they would not have got pregnant. Wanker! I feel ill just typing those words.

      Mitt Romney, wasn't good enough to beat the guy that wasn't good enough to beat George W. Bush .

      by ewan husarmee on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 03:17:12 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  D's Financed Akin (1+ / 0-)
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      bamjack

      From the Memory Hole:

      There’s a reason why Democrats spent over $1.5 million trying to help Akin win his three-way primary. He was the most conservative candidate in the field — and the most unpredictable one. He shook up his campaign staff late last year. He recently released a head-scratching and jumbled campaign ad. And Democrats have already launched a microsite highlighting his controversial statements that won’t play well with moderates. (“America has got the equivalent of the stage III cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in,” Akin once said.)

      Akin is far from an ideal Republican nominee. But the GOP doesn’t need a superstar to defeat McCaskill. She is running in a state where Mitt Romney is expected to defeat President Obama. She will have to confront opposition ads that will attack her for billing taxpayers for trips she took on a plane she co-owned with her husband. She has long been one of the most high profile backers of the President.

      And, recent polling from Mason Dixon Polling & Research Inc. shows McCaskill is losing to Akin by a slight margin. (It is worth noting that the same poll of the primary electorate showed businessman John Brunner leading Akin by 16 points.)

      “I’m not going to tell you this is definitely a gimme for McCaskill, but I think the framework of the race is different,” said Democratic strategist Roy Temple, a veteran of Missouri politics.

      Simply briliant!
  •  You forgot mega-loon Michele Bachmann (2+ / 0-)
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    wyvern, bamjack

    Nobody beats her for bat shit in the belfry.

    Who are her constituents? Is it the county of Stepford?

    "A pride of lions" "A murder of crows" "A wunch of bankers"

    by Glinda on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 12:59:01 AM PDT

  •  There is a difference between executors and (0+ / 0-)

    legislators, although the latter try hard to convey the impression that it's the executive that's in charge of everything and that they only act as rubber stamps. That argument may actually be valid, especially when an outfit like ALEC is determined to set the legislative agenda.  Still, by focusing attention on the executive, the legislators get off the hook.  
    Besides that, the people put up for public office by Republicans are selected because they are good parrots and repeat the messages pollsters fabricate after taking the measure of the electorate. They tell people what people want to hear.  The "hard choices" are always directed at someone else, some segment of the population that's either in the closet, under the radar, outside the electorate or otherwise unimportant. Why are women being attacked?  To pander to men who'd like to "give the little woman a piece of my mind," but can't afford to alienate the meal-ticket.

    51% of American adults are now single and most live alone.  That means a host of men, the more sociable gender, have no-one to rely on or order around.  Moving the work of women out of the house has had the effect of reducing men's sense of importance.  That makes them insecure and resentful. Whether or not women like working for a pay-check, the reality is that when they do, they are beholden to an employer, not a spouse.
    Yes, marriage has been undermined, but same-sex partnerships are not to blame.
    The binary mind is convinced that, because there are only two alternatives to every thing and situation, denying one promotes the other.  It doesn't work out that way because there are always more than two alternatives and denial doesn't even insure something else will be tried. People who have a sense of time can just try again later.

    Willard's forte = "catch 'n' cage". He's not into "catch and release."

    by hannah on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 01:57:51 AM PDT

  •  Rick Scott wasn't under investigation: (0+ / 0-)

    He was busted. His company had to pay the largest fraud penalty in gov. history. Unfortunately the authorities didn't throw him in prison, as they should have.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 07:11:45 AM PDT

  •  100% agree.. (0+ / 0-)

    ..just keep in mind the American electorate is 10 times more stupid than your diary gives them credit for being.

    The best example of this is Wisconsin.

     Wisconsin acted outraged their Koch bro puppet governor was acting like a Koch bro puppet while in office.  Then Wisconsin got him on the ballot a second time...THEN ELECTED HIM AGAIN.

    I was coming here everyday for a year being subjected to the unspeakable stupidity of Wisconsin.  So when it comes to places like Missouri, I've built up a resistance.

    When it comes to politics, the American people are their own worst enemy.

    Some crazy asshole runs for office, the American people elect the crazy asshole, then when the crazy asshole begins do crazy asshole stuff in office, the people who elected him/her become outraged. (Or in the case of Wisconsin, become so outraged they elected him a second time).

    That's why this country is crumbling from within...the ignorant electorate.

    Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate. ~ Proverbs 22:22

    by wyvern on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 07:15:54 AM PDT

  •  No point in getting exercised here (0+ / 0-)

    You're preaching to the choir. The question is, how to reach those in MO.

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