Monday, August 20, 2012

A Christine O'Donnell moment

JPod not happy: Perhaps he will be comforted by that insane knowledge when he is sitting home, unemployed and disgraced, in 2013, with control of the Senate in Democratic hands because of him.

25 comments:

Mr roT said...

There's someone stupider than Biden? Amazing.

Mr roT said...

Podhoretz is great here, but can he play ball with Krauthammer?

Tecumseh said...

Pressure is mounting on this guy to drop out, and let someone better run.

Mr roT said...

AA and Tecs blame George W. Bush.

Tecumseh said...

Of course, Mr Rot thinks Bill Buckley was an idiot: It's the Bill Buckley rule. You elect the most electable conservative. The person who is the most conservative and who is electable, is the one you put on the ticket. That's the part of the equation that we're losing over the last three years and it's killing -- it's making Harry Reid the Majority Leader.

Arelcao Akleos said...

Joe Scarborough has the looks of Rove, the wit of Frum, the courage of Brooks, the wisdom of Bloomberg, the analytic mind of Sullivan.
In one chubby package, The Five Pillars of the RinoVersaillian.

Tecumseh said...

I dunno, AA: this guy Akin is throwing away a sure-thing election. Actually, I preferred that candidate that Palin was pushing, Sarah Steelman. But Akin was pushed by McCaskill -- shades of Rushbo's "Operation Chaos", but backed by $1.5 million in ads -- and, partly as a result, came on top. Clearly, he's not disciplined, not on message, and says idiocies (what the hell is "legitimate rape"?).

Rino/NotRino does not matter in this instance -- he stays, he loses, no question about that. And there goes the Senate, once again. Moreover, he serves as a God-send distraction for the DNC in the national campaign.

Yes, I know -- when Biden or whoever puts his foot in his mouth, he gets a pass, and this guy makes a mistake the first time he opens his mouth after clinching the nomination, and he's toast. Life is a biatch. But those are the rules of the game, and that's that. And to prevail under these rules (however unfair they are), you gotta be good. Very good. Sounds trivial, but it's not.

Arelcao Akleos said...

I guess I wasn't clear enough in the point of it.
Scarborough's views of things are an average of Andrew Sullivan and Mclelland. He is a Rino with a Bloombergian heart, at best. So he blames Akin's idiotic statement on those who wish to vote for the strongest electable conservatives possible, and claims that it is they who will, purportedly, give the Senate to Harry Reid.
This is the classic GOP establishment idiocy that looked at the McCain-Palin ticket and saw Palin as the source of its pathetic weakness [and, as you know Tecumseh, there are a thousand of similar examples of that kind of idiocy].
Akin, at worst, blows one seat. A GOP "elite" run by those akin to Joe Scarborough blow everything.

Tecumseh said...

Joe Scarborough is not the main point here -- he just summarized some of the conventional wisdom. (Yes, he's a Rino, but he also can be quite good to watch at times: his show with Mika is the only watchable one on MNSBC.) Kraut is more succinct, and blunter.

The main point is that there is a tough race for the Senate -- made much tougher by the failures of Angle, O'Donnell, and Buck to win their respective races in 2010, and now by the all-assured flip in Maine, not to say the very tough race Brown is in MA.

And we're not talking about an extraordinary feat like Brown did back in 2010, winning in deep blue MA (OK, OK, he's a Rino, but what do you want -- De Mint winning in Boston?)

Akin is in Missouri, which went for McCain in 2010, and has been trending GOP more than pretty much any other state in the past few years. To throw away the best chance of a pickup this year in such a dumb way is just friggin' unbelievable. I'm pissed.

Tecumseh said...

Oh, dear. Like clockwork, Planet Pepe gets in high dudgeon. What else are they're gonna talk about?

Tecumseh said...

Nazi bitch Coulter chimes in.

Tecumseh said...

Ace: Either you are good at this game or you are not. We're looking for pitchers that get a lot of strikeouts, not ones that give up a lot of towering, cloud-f***ing homeruns that land somewhere out in the boondocks of parking lot section 19D.

Mr roT said...

This is the classic GOP establishment idiocy that looked at the McCain-Palin ticket and saw Palin as the source of its pathetic weakness [and, as you know Tecumseh, there are a thousand of similar examples of that kind of idiocy].

AA, Tecs is an example of that kind of idiocy, remember?

what do you want -- De Mint winning in Boston?) Hah! A guy can have vomitous nightmares of the shit flying 'round when the vote starts in the gay leather district, i.e. the Boston/Cambridge county line!

what the hell is "legitimate rape"? I think that the religion of peace has a concept like that in its ethics.

Mika is the only watchable one on MNSBC. Tecs, you don't like Maddow?

serves as a God-send distraction for the DNC in the national campaign.
Tecs, that would be ``God-sent''.
VCP.

Mr roT said...

Coulter is absolutely right. Also, she puts in a classic line: McCaskill is Chuck Schumer in a dress. Why in the Hell MFT called her a Nazi bitch is beyond me. I think that nicey great plains bullshit can't compete effectively against the Chicago mafia. But NYC shysters can and are fun to talk to and read also. They don't seethe and don't wear some faux-feeling patriotism on their sleeves like religious morons that act it out for the dinner parties and connections. Limbaugh is over-emotional, and it seems hollow and entertainmenty to me.
OK, I am getting down from my soapbox. You may leave.

Mr roT said...

Coulter: Republicans could still win this seat, especially by replacing Akin with Sarah Steelman, the Sarah Palin-endorsed candidate who came in a very close third in the primary. Right now, any of the other primary candidates would be a better bet than Akin. But an attractive, pro-life, Palin-endorsed Republican woman is a shoe-in to beat McCaskill. Especially after this.

Ah, but Tecs Gibbon says that Palin has a screechy voice, unlike the mellifluous, treasonous Harvtard, Obama, that Tecs was pulling for like a robot pledging allegiance to him.

Mr roT said...

Obscene Obama.

Tecumseh said...

Hey, man, you got all fired up. But, after all the sturm und drang, one thing is missing: how about the "you gotta win" meme? You seem to have forgotten about that small detail, while out in the weeds.

Mr roT said...

So, Tecs Rove, do you think the GOP can win with Akins?

Tecumseh said...

I thought I made it pretty clear where I stand on this. Should I draw a CD for you?

Mr roT said...

Write a PDE if you can hold your nose a bit.

Tecumseh said...

There you go: \frac{\partial u}{\partial t} = \alpha \frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x^2}.

Mr roT said...

L'équation de la chaleur? C'est ennuyeux comme la pluie.

Tecumseh said...

Aren't they all like that?

Mr roT said...

Yeah. Navier-Stokes and Einstein's equations are chickenshit.

Tecumseh said...

They all look alike from a distance.