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AZ-Sen: Sweet Enola Gay, son! Republican Sen. John McCain has earned the rare distinction of becoming the most unpopular senator in the nation, according to PPP. With a job approval score of 30-54, he's disliked by Democrats and Republicans almost equally. And if he seeks re-election in 2016 (he'd be 80 on Election Day), 2012 Senate nominee Rich Carmona and ex-Rep. Gabby Giffords would both tear him up like a Kleenex at a snot party: Giffords leads McCain 42-35, while Carmona sports a similar 41-35 edge. (Thirty-five! Wow!)

Ex-Gov. Janet Napolitano's long stint in DC, however, has poisoned her image with voters: Her favorability rating has sunk to 36-52 and she actually trails McCain 44-36. With numbers like that, though, there's little chance of her being the Democratic nominee. And with McCain's numbers the way they are, you almost have to think Democrats would be better off facing him rather than vying for an open seat, though of course, we're a long way from 2016. Still, if PPP's right, that's a deep hole to crawl out of.

Senate:

KS-Sen: You may recall that when conservative columnist Byron York tried to find out how many days GOP Sen. Pat Roberts had spent in Kansas lately, the campaign initially told him they'd provide the data but then reneged. This was a foolish move, because York managed to get his hands on the stats anyway (via an anonymous source), so Roberts gave up the opportunity to control the release of information. Maybe it wouldn't have mattered anyway, though, since the numbers do not look good for the senator:

Roberts was in Kansas for all or part of 65 days in 2012. The Senate was in session in Washington for 149 days, although that figure includes a number of days when there were so-called pro forma sessions when no business was done. But even counting all the pro forma days as work days, that leaves 151 days in 2012 when the Senate was not meeting and Roberts was not in Kansas, versus the 65 days Roberts was in his home state.
Including the pro forma days is very generous to Roberts, but even with those counted, he only spent 30 percent of his "free" time in his home state. And Roberts doesn't dispute the figures. Rather, he told York: "I don't measure my service in days. I try to measure it in results." The problem there is the word "I"—it doesn't matter what Roberts thinks. It matters what Republican primary voters think. Roberts may yet survive because his tea partying opponent, physician Milton Wolf, revealed himself as a ghoulish jackass, but all the accomplishments in the world don't matter if the folks voting for you think you're out of touch.

NC-Sen: Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis has a new TV ad, an introductory biographical spot in which he says he worked his way up from paperboy to partner at IBM, despite skipping college to work and only earning his degree later in life. Tillis says that his "story's not special—in America, it happens all the time," which is certainly a myth we like to tell ourselves. But, he adds, "the train wreck in Washington puts all that at risk." It's a very non-partisan ad for a guy who has to win a GOP primary first. Tillis claims he's spending $1.1 million to air the ad, which is a large sum for a single spot, but oddly, he's skipping the state's two biggest media markets, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham.

NH-Sen, -Gov: In their first poll of the New Hampshire Senate race, Suffolk University finds Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen beating Scott Brown 52-39. That's the first poll in a very long time to find Shaheen over 50 against Brown. Shaheen also crushes a variety of lesser-known GOP alternatives, taking around 52-53 percent in every matchup. And in a very hypothetical primary, Brown leads ex-Sen. Bob Smith 33-12, with everyone else barely registering.

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan's numbers are even stronger. In her closest pairing, she leads Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas (who, like Brown, hasn't actually said he's running) by a 53-28 spread. Everyone else trails by an even wider margin. Gatsas also leads in the (again, very hypothetical) GOP primary, but with just 15 percent; the rest are all in single digits.

Gubernatorial:

IL-Gov: With less than two weeks to go before the GOP primary and trailing badly in the polls, state Sen. Kirk Dillard and his allies are finally making a desperate dive for the goal line. Dillard's own TV spot (his first) almost reflects that desperation, cramming a million different issues into 30 seconds (fighting tax hikes, cutting spending, getting endorsed by teachers, jobs jobs jobs).

Meanwhile, a group called the Fund for Progress & Jobs (which is actually funded by unions—yeah, Illinois politics can be weird) is spending $700,000 to run its own pro-Dillard ad. This one is a bit less frenetic but it still covers a lot of ground, mostly the same stuff as in Dillard's own ad.

NY-Gov: Despite a seemingly sharp drop in his approval rating according to Marist, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo still crushes his newly announced Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. Marist unfortunately uses the misleading excellent/good/fair/poor rubric, so it now looks like Cuomo has a "negative" rating of 42-56, down from 52-44 in November. He almost certainly isn't under water, though, since 38 percent give him "fair" marks (the ambiguous option that makes this system so troublesome) while only 18 percent rate his work as "poor." And the fact that Cuomo's punishing 65-25 edge over Astorino is virtually unchanged from his 65-23 advantage last year is further proof.

PA-Gov: A strange new poll from Robert Morris University (nope, can't say I'd heard of them before) finds businessman Tom Wolf with a huge lead in the Democratic primary, but the full survey, which was conducted entirely online, only canvassed "501 Pennsylvania adults"—not even registered voters, apparently—so the sample of "likely Democratic voters" must have been very small indeed. The write-up also refers to state Treasurer Rob McCord as "Bob" McCord. There were no general election matchups.

House:

AZ-09, -07: After all that sturm und drang, Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has decided to stay put. Sinema has been considering a switch to the open (and much bluer) 7th District, but she'd have had a hard time winning the primary there, and she'd also have shafted her party by abandoning the swingy 9th. But just like California Reps. John Garamendi and Julia Brownley, who were faced with similar situations, Sinema chose wisely.

FL-13: The DCCC has tossed one final (?) ad into the mix in the Florida special election, featuring a pair of seniors who castigate Republican David Jolly over his plans for Medicare and Social Security. A woman (who sounds remarkably like actress Linda Hunt) starts off: "Here's what bothers me: David Jolly lobbied for those that want to privatize Social Security." A man then takes over, as the pair watches a clip of Jolly on a laptop saying, "Social Security is not guaranteed"—a line Tyler Yeargain predicted would inevitably make its way into a D-Trip ad as soon as Jolly got done saying it.

ID-02: Rep. Paul Ryan has endorsed fellow Rep. Mike Simpson for re-election, and while this move may have more to do with Ryan trying to bet on a winner in order to further his presidential ambitions, but Simpson certainly benefits as well. Ryan still has a lot of cred with movement conservatives, and Simpson is busy fending off a pesky challenge from attorney Bryan Smith, who has the backing of the Club for Growth and is trying to present himself as the purer alternative.

IL-13: Here's that ad from Democrat George Gollin we heard about a little while ago. The spot, backed by a reported $48,000 buy, starts off with an announcer saying "This formula has failed us," as a hand quickly scrawls a few slogans on a whiteboard about how the tea party and Washington both suck. She goes on to describe Gollin as a "principled progressive who always takes a clear stand," then follows with a list of his priorities (for increasing the minimum wage, against repealing health care reform, etc.).

NY-04: A bit unexpectedly, Democrats will have a primary in New York's 4th Congressional District after all. Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams had been exploring a bid for a little while, but it seemed unlikely to go anywhere after the Democratic establishment (including retiring Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and the DCCC) rallied around Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. But Abrahams has decided to make a go of it regardless. Rice has greater name recognition and will almost certainly have more money, though, so she's the favorite for the nomination, and Democrats likewise remain favored to retain this seat.

NY-21: Oy vey. When you're starting off as an unknown candidate whose roots seem to be tied more to Brooklyn than the North Country, the last thing you want is to help foster a media narrative that you're "elusive"—which is exactly the word a new NPR story uses to describe Democratic filmmaker Aaron Woolf right off the bat. The worst part is that Woolf doesn't dispute the characterization but claims that his "relative invisibility in the press has not been inaction" because he's been "on the road ... talking to people."

Interacting with voters is an important part of any campaign, of course, but modern politics requires a minimal level of walk-and-chew-gum ability, so there's no good reason why Woolf hasn't conducted any interviews yet. It also doesn't help that he told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise last month that he wouldn't answer questions because he's a "press release kind of guy." (Sigh.) And Woolf doesn't even have a firm date yet for his official campaign kickoff. To be fair, plenty of first-time candidates struggle initially, and many eventually find their footing. But this is not an auspicious start for Woolf, and time is finite.

TN-09: Just the other day, it occurred to me that for the first time in his career, Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen, a white guy who represents a majority black congressional district, hadn't earned a primary challenge from an African American opponent. Evidently, I spoke to soon, because Roll Call says that wealthy attorney Ricky Wilkins, who is black, is planning to run against Cohen, according to a nameless source.

Starting with his first bid for re-election, Cohen has turned back every opponent he's faced by huge margins, though Wilkins can reportedly self-fund, and Cohen earned himself some unwanted attention last year regarding tweets involving a young woman he thought was a daughter he never knew (but later turned out not to be). Still, while perhaps a bit off-putting, this is hardly the stuff of scandal, and it doesn't seem like the outcome will be any different for Wilkins than it's been for all those who've come before him.

TX-04: GOP Rep. Ralph Hall just got a boost in his quest to hang on to his House seat, as tea partier Lou Gigliotti, who finished third with 16 percent in this week's primary, has endorsed him for the May 27 runoff. In the second round, Hall faces former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe, whom he led 45-29 on Tuesday night.

VA-10: Republican Navy vet Howie Lind is reportedly airing a TV ad, though his campaign is refusing to say how big the buy is—and given how expensive the Northern Virginia media market is, it's certainly not going to reach many eyeballs. But those few who do glimpse will hear a narrator intone that "Barack Obama is destroying America, but too many Republicans are more worried about the media than our country." I guess that counts as a rank insult, since what right-thinking conservative would ever care what the filthy lamestream media ever thinks, right?

Lind's sniping is likely aimed at the GOP frontrunner, Del. Barbara Comstock, but she's probably pleased Lind is running this ad. That's because Lind is only likely to split the true believer vote with Del. Bob Marshall, making life easier for Comstock ahead of the April 26 firehouse primary.

Other Races:

NY State Senate: New York Democrats just scored a strong recruit for a key Republican state Senate seat on Long Island. Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, who briefly ran against Rep. Peter King in 2008 but had to step aside due to health issues, will run in the 8th District, which was left vacant at the end of last year when GOP Sen. Charles Fuschillo resigned. The 8th went for Obama by a 56-43 margin, which is actually pretty red by Senate district standards, but Democrats will have a good shot at a pickup here. Republicans don't yet have a candidate, but two possibilities include Nassau County Legislator Michael Venditto and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino.

Grab Bag:

AAN: The conservative American Action Network is set to launch a $1 million ad campaign going after three Democratic senators and six Democratic congressmembers over cuts to Medicare Advantage due to the Affordable Care Act. Half will get targeted on TV (though the spots are not yet available): Sens. Mark Pryor (AR), Mary Landrieu (LA), and Kay Hagan (NC), and Reps. Rick Nolan (MN-08) and Nick Rahall (WV-03). The rest—Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01), Joe Garcia (FL-26), John Tierney (MA-06), and Tim Bishop (NY-01)—will only face online advertising. The exact spending breakdowns are available at the link.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 05:00 AM PST.

Also republished by Baja Arizona Kossacks and Daily Kos.

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  •  You Misspelled 'Most Popular Senator' (7+ / 0-)
    The most frequent guests on the Sunday shows during the past two years were Sen. Joseph R Biden Jr. (D-DE), with 38 appearances, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, with 30 appearances, and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), also with 30 appearances.And, unlike most elected officials, McCain is almost always given a solo interview rather than being paired with a colleague from the opposing party.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 05:14:07 AM PST

    •  Will Biden go back to the Senate after his (0+ / 0-)

      stint in the Naval Observatory?

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

      by polecat on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 06:48:35 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Did he ever move into (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        PSzymeczek

        the Observatory?

        I have read many times he commutes to DC daily on the train from his home in Delaware.

        Suddenly, it dawns on me, Earnest T. Bass is the intellectual and philosophical inspiration of the TeaParty.

        by Nebraska68847Dem on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 07:32:12 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  I think that would be tough (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          PSzymeczek

          As VP he requires a lot of security.

          The highest form of spiritual practice is self observation with compassion.

          by NCJim on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 07:54:50 AM PST

          [ Parent ]

          •  Yes... (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            jfdunphy

            and the few stories I have read mention the security issues but he and Jill have chosen to stay in Delaware and commute.

            Face it; the Secret Service is going to work the detail whether he works out of the Observatory or wherever. The things I have read are that many/most regular commuters know Joe, Joe knows them, and so does the Secret Service.

            I base my comments on "news" I have read.

            Suddenly, it dawns on me, Earnest T. Bass is the intellectual and philosophical inspiration of the TeaParty.

            by Nebraska68847Dem on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:12:57 AM PST

            [ Parent ]

            •  Actually (0+ / 0-)

              Three years passed before any Vice President actually lived at Number One Observatory Circle. Vice President Gerald Ford acceded to the Presidency before he could use the home, and his Vice President, Nelson Rockefeller, only used it for entertaining. Walter Mondale was the first Vice President to move into the home. It has since been home to the families of Vice Presidents Bush, Quayle, Gore, and Cheney. Vice President and Dr. Biden currently reside there.

              Vice President Walter Mondale was the first Vice President to move into the house. Every Vice President since has lived there.[1]

              Before that time, the Vice President lived in his own home, but the cost of providing security for these private residences had become prohibitive.

              The highest form of spiritual practice is self observation with compassion.

              by NCJim on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:24:34 AM PST

              [ Parent ]

      •  you are (0+ / 0-)

        How would you (?) that, moron?

  •  Congratulations to John McCain for (8+ / 0-)

    an extremely well-deserved distinction.  

    And the competition was truly fierce.

    "How can we know the dancer from the dance?" (Yeats)

    by Remediator on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 05:43:27 AM PST

  •  IL-Gov: Quinn (D) polls badly. (4+ / 0-)

    Capitol Fax: Quinn has real base problems

    But then they asked this: “I will probably vote to re-elect Pat Quinn as governor no matter who is running against him in the fall.” The response…

        Agree 50%
        Disagree 34%
        Undecided 16%

    -7.75 -4.67

    "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

    There are no Christians in foxholes.

    by Odysseus on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 06:08:29 AM PST

    •  You should probably clarify (1+ / 0-)
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      Odysseus

      that's only with DEMOCRATIC voters.  

      Otherwise it would look real good if 50% of all polled agreed with re-electing Quinn.

      Those are some shitty numbers for Quinn but I'd imagine that once the GOP candidate is chosen and Dems get to know him that number will very likely go up.  In a state that leans heavily in Dem favor he can lose a few Dem voters.  The problem is it seems he may bleed too many Dem voters.

      This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

      by DisNoir36 on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 06:38:14 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Flake's... (3+ / 0-)
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    GrindtheHills, pademocrat, PSzymeczek

    raw approval number is even lower, but I guess he's saved from being "least unpopular" because the difference between approval and disapproval is a couple points better...

    "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

    by JackND on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 06:35:23 AM PST

  •  'Like a kleenex at a snot party' (6+ / 0-)

    ...there's a simile I haven't heard before!

  •  Was Ted Cruz not in the race because he's not (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    PSzymeczek

    really an American?

    •  On a lot of levels. (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      GrindtheHills, Odysseus

      He was born in Canada and has that Castro/Communist seed from his father who took up arms against the interests of the US of A.

      He is so un-American he STILL has Canadian citizenship.

      The highest form of spiritual practice is self observation with compassion.

      by NCJim on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 07:58:15 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Re:McCain. The Press is his #1 constituency (3+ / 0-)
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    shoeless, askew, jfdunphy

    He kicked off his Presidential run with a barbecue at one of his many (8) houses.

    You polled the wrong group to find his popularity.

    Remember, his retirement gig will be Sunday talk shows (and possibly Viagra commercials -- does Bob Dole do those anymore?)

    He won't be able to make the joke book, though.  He's not as funny as Bob Dole.  Even Bob Dole doesn't think McCain is as funny as Bob Dole.

    Amazon Link

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

    by polecat on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 06:47:33 AM PST

  •  Is no one else going to say it? (7+ / 0-)

    This is good news for John McCain!

    ‎"The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine

    by jobobo on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 06:49:07 AM PST

  •  Tillis (2+ / 0-)
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    shoeless, Christopher Walker

    is skipping Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte because we know him here.. the Biggest Pompous  Ass in the NC General Assembly -  knows his money will be wasted.  Challenge to Kay Hagen is trying to get the 'low information voters' to understand that he is the reason our state is paying taxes on movie tickets, sporting events, kids in college meal plans and huge sales tax increase on the mobile home buyers - but if you want to buy a yacht or new Gulfstream - your sales tax is still capped at $1500.

    Why do Republicans Hate Americans?

    by Caniac41 on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 06:53:40 AM PST

    •  See? It can be done! (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Odysseus

      You say it's a challenge for Kay Hagen to get the low information voters to understand, then you write the text for an excellent 30 second ad. You have talent.

      I can imagine the visuals myself and I'm sure it would have impact.

      The history of music is mortal, but the idiocy of the guitar is eternal. ― Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

      by James Earl on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 10:48:50 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  As a North Carolinian and an ex-IBMer, I must say (3+ / 0-)

    that it makes sense for Tillis to avoid RDU and Charlotte.

    First, he was management at IBM (not a win) and second, anyone with half a brain (the Triangle and Charlotte) wouldn't consider voting for him anyway.  His time in the Legislature will be toxic so he has to talk about something else.

    The low information, non-big city folk are his best bet.  Probably wasting money advertising in Winston Salem, for that matter.

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

    by polecat on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 06:53:50 AM PST

  •  McCain used-to piss people off for good reason. (0+ / 0-)

    Now any reason, is that reason.

    As the Pink Floyd lyric states:  Time to go... (knock-knock-knock) Time to go...

    Here's a bit of ageism.
    If you're going to be 80 in your next term?
    No.
    The ONLY reason you're being re-elected is:
    Pork.
    Committee chairmanship.
    Pork.
    Blocking the opposition.
    Pork.
    Pork.

    Robert Byrd got consistently re-elected, despite having that "cute anachronism" of calling every African-American "Boy",
    when that would have spelled political doom for every other white politician from either party.

    How?
    Pork.
    Committee Chairmanships.  
    Pork.  
    Pork.  
    And?
    The Pork that comes with being Leader and President pro tempore, and a side order of bacon.  
    Real PORK bacon, southern-style.

    New Hampshire:
    A bit early to be clicking heels, overjoyed at Jeanne's decisive victory.
    She's declared, everyone else is mumbling about a run.
    "So... like, he's not running-running, but would you vote for him?"
    This is NH, where a year from now, 60 "Presidential Hopefuls" will take every seat at the diner, hoping for a boost, and party support.  Either party.  ANY party.  
    So pardon me if NH voters are a bit jaded and unreliable at this early hour.

    On the race:
    Bob Smith is toxic to about 30% of potential voters.
    Jeanne's numbers are close to Bob's.
    A candidate which could gather votes from that middle ground, will be the winner in a 2-way, or 3-way race.
    There's a rabid 15% of Republicans who will accept Smith over most any other contender.
    25-30% of Democrats will say Shaheen over any other contender.
    Standing in solidarity with a groundbreaking woman.
    Though to be honest, her husband's baggage is about as weighty as that of Hillary Clinton's... just less ethical.

    Smith: 20% gaining some votes from those who can't pull any other lever than (R)
    Shaheen: 38% gaining votes from those who, while not a Democrat, support a woman; or can't pull any other lever based on candidates.
    Other: 42%  NH like ME, has a strong non-party-affiliated, registered voter "base".  
    The Party faithful saying: "there can't ever be a third way, there can't ever be a politician who's not emblazoned with an R or D behind their name" need to work extra hard to get traction in NH and ME.
    In doing so?  
    The Party faithful often swell the non-aligned ranks.

  •  Re: McCain (1+ / 0-)
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    PSzymeczek

    I'm wholly convinced Jan Brewer has eyes on McCain's seat come 2016.

    It's the only explanation for many of her "left of usual" moves lately.

    Suddenly, it dawns on me, Earnest T. Bass is the intellectual and philosophical inspiration of the TeaParty.

    by Nebraska68847Dem on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 07:30:43 AM PST

    •  Her veto of 1062 will kill her Primary chances./nt (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      PSzymeczek

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

      by polecat on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 07:56:03 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Arizona (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        polecat

        is extremely liberal per population base.

        But, that base is very novice at voting so it's flip-flopping red to blue.

        I wouldn't bet a buck on anything in Arizona the next 12 years.

        It's why I'm going to dedicate my focus on it for the 2014's; it's a huge battleground now and going forward.

        We need it!

        Suddenly, it dawns on me, Earnest T. Bass is the intellectual and philosophical inspiration of the TeaParty.

        by Nebraska68847Dem on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:00:28 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

  •  There are only people who hate him there... (0+ / 0-)
    he's [Tillis] skipping the state's two biggest media markets, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham.

    The highest form of spiritual practice is self observation with compassion.

    by NCJim on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 07:53:56 AM PST

  •  I love both Giffords and Carmona and think they (3+ / 0-)

    would both be great candidates. The question is which one would have a better shot. I worry that Giffords & her husband's work for gun control could hurt her.  Carmona still has a shot to make a political come back. We shall see.

    Funny Stuff at http://www.funnyordie.com/oresmas

    by poopdogcomedy on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:00:31 AM PST

  •  McCain is why... (2+ / 0-)
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    AussieforObama2ndterm, jfdunphy

    ... I don't watch the Sunday talking head shows any more. I grew so sick of having to listen to his uninformed, single-solution (i.e. use our military, invade, bomb, etc.) views on virtually everything that I now use that time to do something else. I still cannot figure out how he manages to get booked so frequently on those shows. (Hell... sometimes he'd be on two networks on the same Sunday.)

  •  Proof of what the Villagers already believe (0+ / 0-)

    The Villagers assign every political and civic virtue to McCain whether he exhibits it or not.  They love him and what's more, they love loving him.

    So he's unpopular in his own state? It is further proof, as if any were necessary, that McCain is The Maverick of All Mavericks.

    The history of music is mortal, but the idiocy of the guitar is eternal. ― Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

    by James Earl on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 10:46:06 AM PST

  •  Congratulations Jackass!! (0+ / 0-)

    Congratulations Jackass!!  People die before 80. Thank GOD.  Not that I wish Jackass such; but, if it happens then be it!!

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