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Devil 30%, Daniel Webster 46%

Filed under: 2010 Election — Aaron Worthing @ 9:14 am

[Guest post by Aaron Worthing]

According to Jim Geraghty, Webster is stomping Dick Alan Grayson, by a spread of 16%.  Of course they are commissioned by the republicans so take that with a grain of salt, but still, it couldn’t have happened to a bigger jerk.

But as Insty says all the time, don’t get cocky.  Make sure you vote.  I mean even if it is for the guy I don’t like, show up and vote.

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

31 Responses to “Devil 30%, Daniel Webster 46%”

  1. This could not happen to a more disgusting congress critter. Sometimes he makes Olbergasm seem sane.

    JD (08d820)

  2. Grayson’s loss will return the title of “Most Disgusting Congressman” to my representative, Pete “Potty Mouth” Stark.

    aunursa (69b3db)

  3. How dare you compare the Devil to Batman, even to make a worthy pun!

    Christian (2852e9)

  4. Sometimes he makes Olbergasm seem sane.

    That’s what he’s there for!

    I’m glad Grayson came from a district that isn’t itself completely insane, or we’d be stuck with yet another unpatriotic sleazeball for decades. We have enough Franks and Pelosis and Kuciniches.

    I hear Kucinich could be in trouble too, actually.

    At any rate, there’s a major risk conservative leaning people will feel too confident, thanks to all this good news, and not be motivated to vote or volunteer or phonebank or poll watch. It’s the oldest trick in the book to announce positive results on election day for the party you don’t want to succeed.

    All the caterwauling doesn’t mean jack. Just about everyone is approximately near some battleground, too. Remember, Republican voting is on November 2nd, and Democrat voting is on November 4th.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  5. That was racist, Dustin.

    JD (08d820)

  6. I disagree. Democrats should not have to vote. I urge them to take a relaxing day off. No TV. No internet.

    Nick Rahall (D, WV) (ded5f2)

  7. I’m sorry, JD. I’ll take some sensitivity classes. But that’s my favorite joke.

    Anyway, if the GOP should return to business as usual, the entire party will be headed where Mike Castle went, in a heartbeat.

    Personally, I don’t want that to happen. But the writing is on the wall. People will ignore short term election consequences, even if that means particularly bad dems winning, and pursue a third party. Which, to my guess, wouldn’t be any better than the GOP is today.

    All the GOP has to do to avoid that is get spending under control and cut government size once they have enough power to do so. We’ve got some deeply entrenched Republican house members who will fight this.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  8. One only wonders why no one runs the Kucinich-in-Syria tape where he praises Assad, damns Bush, calls the Surge a mistake, and calls for the reconstruction of Iraq to be run by Iran and Syria after the US abruptly leaves.

    Kevin M (298030)

  9. Dustin, you’re probably right but OTOH a party of O’Donnells (or Ron Pauls) is just as doomed.

    I’ve been through the 3rd party mill, and my lasting memory is that being pure and true to ideology is the the only thing that matters to party members (and the electorate doesn’t care). Add in an unwillingness to compromise and the 3rd party is doomed to the fringe. Name one that isn’t.

    The only way to avoid this is to win meaningful power the first time out, as the Republicans did. But then, of course, you have to govern and you cannot govern from the edge — witness Obama.

    Kevin M (298030)

  10. Say what you believe, and do what you say!

    AD-RtR/OS! (91b834)

  11. You’re right, Kevin. This third party will not be effective at stunting the size of government. Except in the incarnation it is in now, as a harbinger of doom if the GOP doesn’t fear the O’Donnell voter type enough to get their agenda in line.

    Right now, most of these people are voting for GOP candidates to push back against democrats. If the GOP can hold them in the coalition, it will be because they got spending under control. No sense trying to reason with the O’Donnell voter. They have had enough, many of them are idiots anyway (not all of them by any means), but they have a point that a GOP that can’t reduce spending is not worth support.

    Right now, I see them more as a force of nature to contend with rather than folks to reason with, and I draw the purist/pragmatic line in a different way. The purists are the GOP house members, and Senators, who have a personal stake in spending gobs of money on their districts/states and corrupt deals. The pragmatics are those who insist they cut that out, or the entire GOP coalition fall apart quickly.

    Some of these members don’t really care if the party falls apart if they can just squeeze a little more cash out of the country. There are few congressmen as powerful as RINOs, because it’s such a clever way to bring in funding and influence. If someone’s found an realistic way to deal with them next year, I’m all ears.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  12. Please, take a few deep breaths, count to 10, and try to remember a time in November only two short years ago.

    Recall if you will 3 things: how you felt as MSM gleefully announced that Democrat candidates won again and again, ad nauseum; remember that the guys running the GOP now are largely the same ones who were running it then; and remember the way to the polls this time.

    ropelight (085661)

  13. /breaths deeply a few times.

    Good point, ropelight. Things are getting better. But things have been pushed to the point where a huge number of citizens are not going to patiently deal with one party slowly expanding government while the other would do so rapidly.

    My prediction is that the GOP misses the mark, the Tea Party becomes even larger, and Obama wins reelection in 2012 while a few Tea Party nominees oust Republicans. From that point, I don’t know if people are scared back to the GOP by 2012-2014 or if they push on as a third party, soon making the GOP the third party (at which point it basically dies).

    Lottery Ticket numbers are 5-62-23-42-9 and Alabama will win the NCAA Football championship.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  14. I’m sure that in the early 1850’s, no one foresaw the abolitionists (GOP) sweeping the Whigs off the field-of-battle.
    If we could foretell the future, we would all be living in the Hamptons, etc.

    AD-RtR/OS! (91b834)

  15. I would go out in the freezing snow and rain to vote against that lying jerk Grayson. WHAT AN IDIOT!!!

    ***oh, I forgot…I live in Florida…no snow and rain*** SNORT!

    I can see November from my window. CANNOT WAIT!!!

    Charlotte (dad663)

  16. Sorry, above should read no snow, but yes, we do have rain although not lately!

    Charlotte (dad663)

  17. “Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor gloom of night”

    AD-RtR/OS! (91b834)

  18. AD

    you should consider changing your nick to “correcto”–you are catching all our mistakes today! 🙂

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  19. That would be impolitic, as I am not infahlable.

    AD-RtR/OS! (91b834)

  20. you don’t have to be infallible. there is no better spell checker, for instance, than a dyslexic–except when checking their own writing.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  21. That is indeed good news, but here in the land of corruption, we’re blessed with a choice between one of the two lesser evils. The gubernatorial and senate races are dead – even right now, and any sane individual outside of IL would conclude that most of the voters here are idiots. But our betters at the GOP have put up flawed candidates who are terrible at articulating just what the hell they stand for, while the Dems have one guy who’s already made a secret deal with a gov’t union to jack up their wages over the next two years, while the other was a banker to well – known mob figures. Nero would be so proud.

    Dmac (84da91)

  22. Don’t even ask for a trade for CA’s flawed candidates.

    AD-RtR/OS! (91b834)

  23. Who are the 30% that actually think Grayson is sane enough to be their representative? Are there large areas of his district that have toxic waste dumps emitting fumes that lower one’s IQ by 30 points? Because that’s the most logical explanation for anyone thinking Grayson is not a total POS.

    MU789 (9651cf)

  24. It’s all the retirees from New England/Middle Atlantic states.

    AD-RtR/OS! (91b834)

  25. Dyslexics of the world, untie!

    Mitch (890cbf)

  26. Who are the 30% that actually think Grayson is sane enough to be their representative?

    It’s amazing, right?

    But you could run Satan, and a substantial number of people would vote for him if he had an (R) or a (D). Maybe it’s just my bias, but I think it’s easier for Ds to be nutty. But it’s certainly possible for conservatives to say “just about anybody is better than electing another democrat to bolster their majorities.”

    Grayson, Rangel, Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee… these are great examples of people elected despite who they really are, because of partisan or even racial politics.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  27. My understanding is that Grayson won on Obama’s coattails, so there is hope for those voters! But I fear that Florida may have the problem we have here. They have scads of retirees from blue states and Texas keeps adding jobs here so workers fleeing blue states are moving here. That is fine as long as they don’t vote for the same stuff that ruined their former home…. If so, they are not welcome. We once had a saying here, the difference between a Yankee and a damnyankee is the Yankee goes home! JK 😉

    Texas Mom 2012 (cee89f)

  28. mitch

    us lexdysics need to stick together. /jk

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  29. What about Alvin Green in SC. The Dims that voted for him were definitely dim. I honestly think he is mentally challenged.

    In my childhood, I lived in Broward County. And yes, it’s the carpetbaggers that have changed that area. carpetbaggers = yankees.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  30. I generally don’t enjoy making political donations, but I enjoyed donating to the Webster campaign.

    Beldar (fa3a16)

  31. Texas Mom you’re right. Grayson only won because those who voted for Obama voted all democrat. This time around people are getting out to vote against Grayson! Webster is a great candidate who won’t embarrass his district like the way Grayson does.

    John (b98ac6)

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