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5/8/2012

Lugar Out and Other Election Results

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:17 pm

Hot Air has all the details. Probably the big news is that the racist Tea Party has driven Dick Lugar out of office. I didn’t even know he was black.

In other news, North Carolina has banned gay marriage and civil unions. President Obama was seen looking for the missing link in his “evolving” position on these issues.

43 Responses to “Lugar Out and Other Election Results”

  1. Ding! Dong Dick Lugar’s dead…out of luck that is.

    Gazzer (233779)

  2. Funny, in an painfully obvious sort of way that the president canceled his plans to be in North Carolina on Election Day. No attempt whatsoever to use the same magic he uses to part the seas down there on behalf of the oppressed.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  3. And in NC, in my county, Obama was unopposed and only got 60%. “No Preference” received 40%. I kid you not!

    Teebo (793585)

  4. Scott Walker wins Wisconsin in a walk over two Democrat opponents.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  5. Plus in WI, unopposed Gov. Walker gets more votes than his Dem rivals combined. And all the union talk is gone. Ouch. Just… ouch.

    Karl (6f7ecd)

  6. But wait… there’s more:

    Barack Obama was not the only Democrat on the ballot on Tuesday in West Virginia’s Democratic Presidential Primary. Keith Judd — also known as Inmate No. 11593-051 at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas — was running against him.

    Judd, who is serving out a 17.5 year sentence for extortion, currently has received 40 percent of the vote, with 83 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. Obama currently has received 60 percent of the vote.

    Karl (6f7ecd)

  7. Elsewhere: oh, dear.

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Just how unpopular is President Barack Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in prison in Texas is getting 4 out of 10 votes in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary.

    The inmate, Keith Judd, is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas for making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999. With 83 percent of precincts reporting, Obama was receiving 60 percent of the vote to Judd’s 40 percent.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  8. Karl, isn’t that just mind boggling?

    Dana (4eca6e)

  9. Prediction: When they break-down voting results regarding the gay marriage initiative in NC, it will be discovered that African-Americans — 95% of whom will probably vote for Barack Obama in November — will have voted in greater proportion against gay marriage than those awful knuckle-dragging redneck whites whose very existence sends the NY Times editors into such an apoplexy. Yet somehow this will still be referred to as a “wedge issue driven by conservatives.”

    JVW (4d72aa)

  10. Yeah, well, that’s Deliverance country.

    nk (875f57)

  11. BTW, I’ve changed my opinion on same-sex marriage. At first, I thought, “If I have to go through it, why not those gays and lesbians?” Now I have become kinder, I do not wish marriage on anybody.

    nk (875f57)

  12. JVW,

    Already have a story about it, which I’ll likely weave into a post tomorrow.

    Karl (6f7ecd)

  13. BTW, I’ve changed my opinion on same-sex marriage. At first, I thought, “If I have to go through it, why not those gays and lesbians?” Now I have become kinder, I do not wish marriage on anybody.

    I’m actually OK with gay marriage, but I find it hilarious that the first lesbian couple to marry legally in Massachusetts separated within two years and are now divorced.

    JVW (4d72aa)

  14. I agree, JVW. I live in a place where half the population is black, and what I have seen is black people not tolerating either homosexual or inter-racial relationships.

    nk (875f57)

  15. Yeah, it’s mostly women who want to nest. If I believe the statistics out of Massachusetts, it was 80% woman to woman marriages. But only men can put up with women so the divorce rate is likely to be as high. 😉

    nk (875f57)

  16. Where is the hand wringing over the RINO?

    Bill (cd1593)

  17. messy primary
    bet Obama could go for
    smoke dog right about now

    Colonel Haiku (273777)

  18. NK,

    Yeah, but if a guy in prison for making threats was on the ballot in Egypt, he’d win in explosive fashion a landslide !

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  19. Lugar has been on the knife’s edge for thirty years. He was another Spector. Fundraising and organizing kept him in for this long. There’s a few more. From Utah? Maine? Alaska?

    nk (875f57)

  20. @16: You mean Romney? I thought he won.

    foxbat (6ef50f)

  21. And Egypt matters to us how much? I live just a few miles west of Indiana, you know.

    nk (875f57)

  22. Without foreign aid, half of the population of Egypt will die of disease or starvation this year. Half of the remaining half next year. One year later, only the soldiers will be alive, growing their food.

    Why are we supporting these dysfunctional, dependent societies?

    nk (875f57)

  23. There is a difference between being pissed for real and being pissed for show.

    The MSM and Dems haven’t quite figured out the difference.

    Ag80 (b0b671)

  24. messy primary
    bet Obama could go for
    smoke dog right about now
    Comment by Colonel Haiku — 5/8/2012 @ 9:10 pm

    — Throw another Shih Tzu on the barbie!

    Icy (868e5e)

  25. Required reading from someone you know:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-emperor-naked

    ABCD-Anything Bernanke cannot destroy.

    gary gulrud (d88477)

  26. 5. Well, the opposition, some hyphenated token, got 3%.

    gary gulrud (d88477)

  27. 25. Let’s get this party started. My organic home grown veg. will be worth more than gold. As long as political hacks and lawyers run this country, we are screwed. Round zem up and let them clean the ditches in orange jumpsuits.

    sickofrinos (44de53)

  28. The overwhelming results in the ballot to repeal collective bargaining in Ohio should foreshadow the results in Wisconsin. Only the wingnuts like it when you pick on teachers, police, and firefighters.

    tye (eca5fb)

  29. 29. “should foreshadow”, that ‘should’ and $3.70 will get you a cup of coffee at Caribou, Panera or Starbucks.

    Go to church.

    gary gulrud (d88477)

  30. Tye, you’re off your meds. The dirty secret is this; the average taxpayer doesn’t like getting financially raped.

    I moved to Texas and cut all the ties I could to Kali. The last piece of property I need to get shed of is a membership in a duck hunting club in the SF bay delta. I can guarantee that whoever buys it off me will be a firefighter or a cop. They’re the only ones who can afford it. That state is run entirely for the benefit of the inmates and the keepers.

    The last time I was in Kali, I was visiting for Christmas at a friend’s inlaw’s place. The guy’s a cop. He was theoretically working that day. I say theoretically, as he was spending the day at home. In uniform. The patrol car was in the driveway. And he wasn’t shy about bragging about how he was too close to retirement to put his life on the line for some anonymous citizen. For this, he’s collecting time and 2 thirds.

    Just saying, when these guys can write into the union rules that they can call in and get paid for a sick day, and then come to work and get paid overtime, and end up collecting a quarter mil a year, I have a problem.

    Steve (90e0d3)

  31. tye (aka TD),

    The Lost Angeles Times requests that you stop trolling around, accusing people of “treason.”

    I’m just the messenger.

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  32. Just to be clear, now that I moved I don’t really have a problem with the fact kali overpays its public employees. I’m thinking I can take the money it’ll take to by that membership, and maybe buy a ranch I can have all to myself.

    Steve (90e0d3)

  33. Look for the sodomists to challenge this amendment in court soon.

    If they challenge in federal court, Thomasson v. Perry, 80 F.3d 915 at 927-928 (4th cir. 1996) (en banc) forecloses any claims that sexual orientation discrimination is subject to any sort of heightened scrutiny. Furthermore, Thomasson does not even cite, let alone rely upon, Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U.S. 186 (1986), so it remains undisturbed by Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003). By contrast, I am unaware of any North Carolina Supreme Court or Court of Appeals case that decided the level of scrutiny applicable to sexual orientation discrimination claims. If neither the Supreme Court nor the Court of Appeal determined the level of scrutiny, I would expect challengers to file in a North Carolina district court.

    Michael Ejercito (64388b)

  34. 35. Look for the sodomists to challenge this amendment in court soon.

    Shouldn’t the sodomists just be happy we’re not toppling walls on them.

    I have pretty eclectic tastes. I was forced to reflect on that fact when SPQR brought up the unmanly nature of my affection for Brazil.

    GUILTY AS CHARGED!

    I also have an unmanly affection for Scandinavia.

    A naked 20 year old Danish girl is probably the finest thing you’ll ever lay your eyes on, should you ever have the opportunity to get embassy duty in Copenhagen and make it to the nude beach.

    If on the other hand you can look at some dude’s hairy behind and think, “oh yeah, this is love,” I totally don’t get it.

    Steve (90e0d3)

  35. A naked 20 year old Danish girl is probably the finest thing you’ll ever lay your eyes on, should you ever have the opportunity to get embassy duty in Copenhagen and make it to the nude beach.

    I like Polish girls. But closer to 50 than 20. A twenty-year old would kill me, one way or another.

    nk (875f57)

  36. Shouldn’t the sodomists just be happy we’re not toppling walls on them.

    Likewise. Shouldn’t Christians just be happy that they aren’t being murdered by angry Muslims?

    That is the argument you’re making, right? I don’t undrstand the gay agendas attacks on religion (and Dan Savage can blow a goat), but I don’t understand the “sanctity of marriage” argument either.

    My wife is a surrogate for a gay couple. Their marriage doesn’t make what I have with my wife any less sanctified than a Kardashian Kwickie marriage does. I guess that’s the next question: should we ban Kardashian marriages to protect the sanctity?

    Ghost (6f9de7)

  37. I agree with Ghost.

    BTW, Dan Savage is certainly a gadfly, he writes and talks provocatively. But he and his partner are raising an adopted child who must be twelve by now. (We lived in the same neighborhood back then.)

    nk (875f57)

  38. A gay person is still a person.

    nk (875f57)

  39. ‘Gay marriage’ is just another pointless rip on conventions of those who despise the self-hated. Its a feature.

    No fiscal conservative demands that married folk get subsidized, its just another coercive tenance of the slave owner over the sheeple.

    I give a rip that one gay “loves” another, drop dead already.

    gary gulrud (d652dc)

  40. Well, maybe, Gary. We constructed our divorce, by doing the tax numbers. (I’ll leave aside the part where we would have paid 40% to to the IRS on our retirement accounts.) Just on regular income tax, depending on the date of the divorce, we either paid $7,000.00 or got $7,000.00 back. There is a marriage benefit.

    Also, I don’t know if bonding with one person will keep gay people from picking up HIV and Hepatitis C in bars. But I would like to believe that they are something like me. I first saw my wife in 1990 and never looked at another woman since.

    Bottom line, if I have to suffer (marriage) why shouldn’t the god-cursed sodomites?

    nk (875f57)

  41. A naked 20 year old Danish girl is probably the finest thing you’ll ever lay your eyes on.

    Comment by Steve — 5/9/2012 @ 8:31 am

    Now that sounds like an amazing breakfast. I’ll have a Danish with coffee, please.

    peedoffamerican (606d27)

  42. I’ve always preferred a Danish to French Toast !

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)


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