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  1. WilliamK

    Going, going .......

    Three. Here's the proof: GOP convention photo
  2. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Even you, 2smart.
  3. Right click somewhere in the forum, click "This Frame" then "Show Only This Frame" (or "Open Frame in New Tab", if you prefer). I'm using Seamonkey, but other browsers should have something similar.
  4. Sure it does, because there's more to it than that. Here are two reasons: 1. Scozzafava had name recognition. 2. That district isn't really all that conservative. Its right tilt appears to be driven mostly by fiscal and small-government conservatism. On social issues, it appears centrist, or possibly even a little left of center. On that I agree. If the writing is on the wall, the wall must be covered from floor to ceiling with contradictory and barely legible scribbles.
  5. I stand corrected. Thanks for setting that straight. What position does that favor? I suppose one could attribute the election result to the endorsement rather than to the rising intensity of the far right producing a candidate that moderate R's had trouble supporting. But as the latter effect may very well be the cause of the endorsement and the thing that gave it whatever effectiveness it may have had, it looks to me like both of those explanations support the same conclusion, which is that the increased influence of the far right lost this election for the R's. Do you have a third explanation in mind?
  6. WilliamK


    Liar. Here's the White House staff list as of June 30, 2008: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/opini...lary_title.html. Notice that sixteen on this list are readily identifiable as working for the first lady because they have the words "First Lady" in their title. Notice also that there is no duplication of titles among these 16, as would be expected if this were a cumulative list of staffers from different time periods. There are very likely more who worked for Laura Bush than can be readily identified on this list, but it does establish a minimum. According to an Associated Press article that cites the former First Lady's chief of staff as the source, Laura Bush's staff in 2008 numbered between 24 and 26. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/06/...in5365547.shtml
  7. Sorry about the erroneous link. Video is here.
  8. He also briefly rips on the White House near the end. You righties might enjoy that part. The video: For Fox Sake! I have to ask you right wingers something. Are you really so stupid that you can't tell the difference between criticism and censorship? Do you really believe that a handful of critical remarks and a lack of an invite constitutes an "abuse of power" or "a bid to control the press", or that it is comparable to totalitarian countries' state control of media? Do you really believe that a song recognizing the first ever black president during black history month, a song with positive, but rather innocuous lyrics (not even close to painting Obama as some kind of superhero or savior, as the righties would like us to believe), an isolated local event having nothing to do with the president or his administration, constitutes political indoctrination reminiscent of Mao's China or North Korea? Seriously? Are you really that batshit crazy?
  9. http://blogs.usatoday.com/onpolitics/2009/...house-race.html Hoffman has conceded in NY23. The R's had a moderate and popular incumbent who was a shoo-in. Then nationally prominent Republicans threw their weight behind a far right 3rd party candidate, energizing the wingnut base and effectively pushing the Republican incumbent out of the race. The result? Predominantly Republican NY 23 elected democrat Bill Owens to Congress today.
  10. Ah, yes. Another brilliant 2smart analysis. An already unpopular governor loses an election to an (initially) very popular challenger, and doofus decides that it's a rejection of Barack Obama and Democrats in general. Never mind that the challenger's initially overwhelming lead in the polls dwindled considerably as the election grew nearer. Never mind that poll numbers for the incumbent continued to improve when Obama stumped for him. Never mind that exit polling show Obama with a 57% approval among NJ voters in today's election, despite having elected the Republican candidate. Never mind that exit polls show that the top issues that voters were concerned about were the economy and property taxes. No, 2smart, the clear message is that this race was won on issues of immediate concern to residents of NJ, and on their opinions of the candidates who were actually running in the race. Your claim that it was a referendum on Obama and the national Democratic party is not in evidence, no matter how dear that fantasy is to you.
  11. Title it whatever you want. Bill Clinton's lies and infidelity have no relevance to the subject of this topic, nor to Guest's dishonesty and stupidity getting exposed. Tell me, 2Smart, what compelled you to come to this stupid and dishonest guest's defense? A sense of kinship, perhaps?
  12. Nice cherry picking. Here's the full entry from Merriam-Webster Online: Does everyone see what Guest did? He picked out the obsolete usage, omitted the word "obsolete", and combined it with item c in the third definition, intentionally leaving out the common usage for this context (a number or percentage equaling more than half of a total). You're an idiot and a liar, Guest. 40% is not a majority in the normal usage of the word. And further, the 40% number was referring to the number who describe themselves as conservative, not Republican. The number of self-identified Republicans is not a majority even by your oddball definition. You were wrong, Guest. And you are too gutless to own up to it. What a perfect illustration for a topic titled "The Dishonest Voice of the GOP".
  13. KOTW has had quite a lot of local discussion lately. But there have been times when there would have been no discussion at all if not for the non-local discussion. That might not sound like such a terrible thing, but if discussion dwindles to zero, users soon stop checking for new posts. After that, if someone does post, few will see it, and fewer will respond. Very possibly none at all. Many message boards die that way.
  14. WilliamK

    Mayor upset

    Gutless liar. There's no indication of that outside of your own fantasies.
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