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Hahahahahahahahahahaha...!!!!! Oh, my goodness! The Asheville Citizen-Times boasts this headline today atop the front page:

Meadows: I'm not Romney

Way to run from the top of the ticket, slimeball. In the recently redistricted 11th way out west in the mountains of No' Cackalackie - previously represented by notorious (and thankfully retiring) pseudo-Dem Heath Shuler - the Republican candidate, Mark Meadows, is running AWAY from Mitt Romney.

"It might come as a surprise, but Mitt Romney didn't call me before he made those comments and ask my advice," Meadows said.
Here is a video link for the forum at WLOS-TV in Asheville.

Meanwhile, Meadows has officially endorsed Romney for POTUS, while the Democrat in the race for this open seat - Hayden Rogers - is playing all-out to the Shuler Blue Dog demographic and has NOT endorsed President Obama for a second term.

Meadows is trying to distance himself from the loser at the top of the Republican ticket, but his positions on the issues are virtually indistinguishable from Romney/Ryan's. As they say in these parts, that dog won't hunt.

The next debate is scheduled for October 19th, and will be hosted/broadcast by WWNC radio.

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  •  I'm all for BLUE dogs in red districts. (6+ / 0-)

    They hunt well enough to bite big dogs.

    They gave us Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.

    "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty (Mittens, Paul Ryan, Scotty Walker, Limbaugh, pick your favorite) said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

    by Eman on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 02:34:33 PM PDT

    •  Shuler was the first Dem (1+ / 0-)
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      Wee Mama

      in a long, long time to be able to win the 11th, because he was a Republican in disguise. But Asheville is a seriously left-leaning locale, with the hard core redneck Republicans (yeah, way too many of those who haven't died out yet) mostly in the rural 'burbs. Getting Chainsaw Charlie (Taylor) out was Job #1, and only Heath could have pulled that off.

      But damn. When he stiffed ALL Democratic constituents at his ridiculous phone-conference "town hall" during the noisy health care fight, we definitely got perturbed. He invited Teabaggers Only. Had to go. We've some good Dem up-and-comers on the city and county councils, but it'll be awhile yet. So in the end we'll get the same old same this year. Luckily, next election's only two years away...

      •  Further West in the CD (2+ / 0-)
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        Joieau, Wee Mama

        that's just plain rural is deeply evangelical.  And ornery. Not that unusual for the white folks in those parts to run away from the top of the tickets.

        They don't like Washington at all.  They don't much like Raleigh, either.  

        Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

        by a gilas girl on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 03:19:30 PM PDT

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        •  Yet strangely, until 2010 (0+ / 0-)

          we black-toes actually LIKED Dems to be in charge of the local/state stuff. Still have a Dem guv to this day (thank Neptune!). Mostly the leftovers of the Jesse Helms machine, and they've mostly died off. The rest are your standard issue haters. But these days they're more egalitarian... hate everybody equally.

  •  I never heard the phrase (3+ / 0-)
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    rovertheoctopus, Joieau, Smoh

    "that dog won't hunt" before the '08 election cycle. Just me?

    •  Well, we happened to (3+ / 0-)
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      ConfusedSkyes, operculum, Wee Mama

      pick up a local newspaper some years after relocating here to WNC from FL, and right there in the animal control heart-wrencher photo of the week (it was just a weekly back then) was what looked a lot like a black standard poodle. Since our last black standard Kenya had been killed by a car while awaiting grandson to get home from school down at the road, we were, as they say, in the market.

      Hub called the desk at animal control and asked. "Well," the part-timer drawled, "it sure LOOKS like an overgrown poodle." Rankled me, since real poodles are 60-90 pound lion hunters/war dogs, not those shrunken yappers you get when you put something with that much hair in the dryer. So hub told him he'd be in right after noon the next day - a Saturday - right after his gig at a birthday party. We're clowns.

      The part-timer had stayed over, hub walked into the place in full dress tramp and the man said, "You must be here for the poodle." We adopted him immediately. He'd been placed by a teacher lady who had suffered a back injury and couldn't handle such a big pup anymore. Paid animal control extra every week NOT to kill him. Turned out to be a pedigreed $1700 dog who grew into a 90-pound beauty. Why couldn't they adopt him out before we got there? Honestly, part-timer actually said...

      "That dog won't hunt."

    •  I grew up with it (3+ / 0-)
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      Joieau, smiley7, polecat

      but then, I grew up in WNC.

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 03:15:38 PM PDT

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  •  Another GOP Congr. candidate bites the dust????? (1+ / 0-)
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  •  I'm in NC-10 now. Half of Asheville got (0+ / 0-)

    GerryMandered to McHenry's district.

    Good luck down there in South Asheville.

    Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
    I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
    —Spike Milligan

    by polecat on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:35:42 PM PDT

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