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Mon Jun 4, 2012, 12:19 PM

Oily Taint could well end up being DiFi's challenger in November

For those of you back East, California just adopted a loopy Louisiana-style open primary system in which all candidates of all parties run on a single primary ballot, with the top two facing off in November. An astonishing 24 candidates are running for the U.S. Senate seat, 22 of whom you have never heard of. The others are incumbent Sen. Feinstein -- and birfer queen Orly Taitz!

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/04/MN0O1ORH2K.DTL

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 78, running for a fourth full term, faces 23 challengers, including 14 Republicans, the best known of whom is litigious Orange County "birther" Orly Taitz, a Russian Israeli emigre who has appeared on national television with her claims that Obama faked his birth certificate....

A second-place finish by Taitz would be seen in both parties as a national embarrassment for the Republican Party, rivaling the candidacy of Christine "I am not a witch" O'Donnell, the 2010 GOP Senate nominee in Delaware.




As for myself, I'm voting for Democrat David Levitt:

http://www.levitt2012.org/

"Let's end Afghanistan, end prohibition, provide Medicare for All and rebuild the American dream," says US Senate candidate Levitt. "Instead of putting trillions into wars and big banks, we can invest in education, infrastructure, and 21st century energy jobs."

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Reply Oily Taint could well end up being DiFi's challenger in November (Original post)
KamaAina Jun 2012 OP
villager Jun 2012 #1
KamaAina Jun 2012 #2
NYC_SKP Jun 2012 #3
Iggo Jun 2012 #12
bluestateguy Jun 2012 #4
demtenjeep Jun 2012 #5
KamaAina Jun 2012 #6
ellisonz Jun 2012 #7
Tresalisa Jun 2012 #8
dimbear Jun 2012 #9
Kablooie Jun 2012 #10
KamaAina Jun 2012 #15
Sky Masterson Jun 2012 #11
KamaAina Jun 2012 #21
Hawaii Hiker Jun 2012 #13
MADem Jun 2012 #14
KamaAina Jun 2012 #16
MADem Jun 2012 #17
KamaAina Jun 2012 #18
MADem Jun 2012 #19
KamaAina Jun 2012 #20
MADem Jun 2012 #22

Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 12:20 PM

1. Be great if the second place finisher was a Democrat to Feinstein's left

...who she'd have to run against in the general....

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Response to villager (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 12:22 PM

2. That's what I'm hoping for!

A fellow DUer turned me on to Levitt.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 12:30 PM

3. As a long time observer of both, I propose a CAGE MATCH!

No rules, fight to the death.

Thanks for the link to Levitt, I otherwise would be in a quandry as D.F. is no friend to progressives.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 08:43 AM

12. No way.

Taits would win that easily. Crazy people are scrappers.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 01:51 PM

4. Good! Give the birthers as big of a platform as possible.

The bigger their platform the harder it is for Mitt Ramney to disentangle from them; and then if he does, he alienates voters that he needs.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 09:54 PM

5. um not sure what year he thinks it is?

end prohibition?

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 11:11 PM

6. He means pot

this is California, after all.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 11:35 PM

7. Levitt looks interesting...

...I was going to vote DiFi but now I might just have to throw the dart on Levitt.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 12:38 AM

8. Orly Taint

Every time I hear that name it cracks me up! :chuckles:

California just adopted a loopy Louisiana-style open primary system in which all candidates of all parties run on a single primary ballot, with the top two facing off in November.

My state does that, too, since 2008.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 03:04 AM

9. Ms. Feinstein will defeat any opponent in the general, if necessary suffocating them with money.

It would be nice if it was Orly. Lunatic dentists have been funny since W C Fields and Charlie Chaplin.

Bring it on.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 03:23 AM

10. She could be up against another Republican this time too.

Who came up with California's new system that puts the top two primary vote getters on the final ballot even if they are from the same party?

Primary voters aren't representative of the overall populace but they could limit the general election choices so that the most popular candidates aren't on the ballot.

Don't seem Kosha to me.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:55 PM

15. State Sen. Abel Maldonado (R-Naturally)

Prop 14 was his pound of flesh for breaking ranks and agreeing to the budget a couple of years ago. It never occurred to me that it might actually pass.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 06:41 AM

11. When she runs for President she should pick Santorum as her Veep.

Santorum/Taint 2016

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Response to Sky Masterson (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 08:27 PM

21. She can't run for President

Some people are saying that her long-form birth certificate shows she was actually born in Russia. And in this case, they happen to be correct.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 11:09 AM

14. I have to kick this simply for the "Oily Taint" play on words!

Beware of splitting the vote--don't vote "on principle" in those kinds of elections.

That's how CA ended up with Ahhhh-nuld.

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Response to MADem (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:57 PM

16. But that was a one-shot vote, with no runoff

and I still think we should have been able to coalesce around Arianna Huffington.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 02:01 PM

17. When there are two parties looking at a runoff, it's important to maintain party discipline.

The GOP do that--it's about the only thing they do well.

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Response to MADem (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 03:40 PM

18. But in this instance, it doesn't have to be two parties

The top two votegetters regardless of party move on to November. And clearly there is no serious repuke candidate, or Oily Taint would not be a contender. I'd like to see Dianne the DINO go up against a real Dem in the fall!

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 03:50 PM

19. I know--and the GOP will coalesce around one asshole; they will. Give 'em time, they'll find

someone 'for real'--Darryl Issa, maybe. And that would be ghastly!

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Response to MADem (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 08:26 PM

20. He's not on the ballot

if he, or a similarly evil slimeball, were, it'd be a different story. As it is, it's Dianne the DINO against Oily Taint and 22 nobodies. I picked the best of the nobodies.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 09:28 PM

22. Small mercies! Since it's going to be Feinstein, then, I wish her good health.

She certainly isn't ideal, but she has good committee assignments (which a newbie would not have), she understands party discipline, and she is the rarest of souls on Cap Hill--a female politician.

We need more of them.

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