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sethgrogen Donating Member (83 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-11 11:28 PM
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17. idiots in the district and idiots in the dem party leadership.
And we're stuck voting for Obama. Sucks.
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  -GOP's Bob Turner wins special election for Anthony Weiner's NY congressional seat SpankMe  Sep-13-11 11:02 PM   #0 
  - all I have to say...  dennis4868   Sep-13-11 11:04 PM   #1 
  - idiots in the district and idiots in the dem party leadership.  sethgrogen   Sep-13-11 11:28 PM   #17 
  - We are not stuck voting for Obama. There is still a primary.  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 04:13 AM   #139 
  - temp  sweetapogee   Sep-14-11 08:22 AM   #104 
  - Throwing out the baby with the bathwater?  MB149   Sep-15-11 11:32 AM   #124 
  - SHITTY race, SHITTY issues, SHITTY candidates, just SHITTY. The people are the losers.  RBInMaine   Sep-13-11 11:07 PM   #2 
  - real Democratic leadership would help  Skittles   Sep-13-11 11:16 PM   #9 
  - Epic fail there. People aren't as afraid of Teapubs as we were hoping.  tblue   Sep-14-11 12:54 AM   #38 
     - We stand for the gradual, egalitarian improvement of American living standards  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 03:00 AM   #79 
     - But we are not so gradually caving to massive eroding of all of those. n/t  kickysnana   Sep-14-11 05:49 AM   #97 
     - What is "behavioral regulation"?  toopers   Sep-15-11 08:04 AM   #121 
     - I agree... But...  MB149   Sep-15-11 11:41 AM   #125 
     - Hounding Weiner out of office was very much an organized Democratic effort.  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 03:42 AM   #135 
     - LOL  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 04:17 AM   #140 
     - Right. And not only generic "people," but people who had been Democratic voters for a long time.  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 04:20 AM   #141 
  - You can blame the voters or the candidates all you want but the one to  cstanleytech   Sep-14-11 01:27 AM   #54 
     - Actually, we can also blame the leadership that forced Wiener out, despite  jeff47   Sep-14-11 07:52 AM   #101 
        - Bingo. n/t  QC   Sep-14-11 08:00 AM   #103 
        - Wasnt Wiener the one that called those press conferences?  cstanleytech   Sep-14-11 12:21 PM   #110 
           - And who exactly cared?  jeff47   Sep-14-11 12:29 PM   #111 
           - Well clearly you didnt care that he was a douche bag  cstanleytech   Sep-14-11 05:07 PM   #115 
           - Yes...my complaint is such people were too busy clutching their pearls to find out  jeff47   Sep-14-11 07:43 PM   #120 
           - Did you join Republicans in demanding Clinton's impeachment? What he did  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 02:41 AM   #127 
           - I imagine that's only relevant  LanternWaste   Sep-15-11 08:41 AM   #122 
              - Please see Reply 127.  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 02:48 AM   #128 
           - You're clutching at straws. Who called the press conferences is an irrelevant straw man.  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 03:57 AM   #138 
  - Oh well  vercetti2021   Sep-13-11 11:08 PM   #3 
  - I'm mad at Weiner all over again. His ego lost us a voice.  gateley   Sep-13-11 11:10 PM   #4 
  - .....  emilyg   Sep-13-11 11:14 PM   #6 
  - Yep. Always blame the victim.  aquart   Sep-13-11 11:33 PM   #20 
  - how is he the victim when he chose to do that stupid stuff  alp227   Sep-13-11 11:56 PM   #26 
  - Democrats did more than turn their backs. One after another appeared on TV every day until Weiner  No Elephants   Sep-14-11 01:39 AM   #58 
  - +1,000  girl_interrupted   Sep-14-11 04:11 AM   #92 
  - HE WAS STALKED. He was targeted.  aquart   Sep-14-11 05:57 AM   #100 
     - He was also forced to lie repeatedly to his constituents, his peers and the people  LanternWaste   Sep-15-11 08:46 AM   #123 
        - Finally!  MB149   Sep-15-11 11:49 AM   #126 
        - Baloney.  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 03:27 AM   #133 
        - Anyone with an ounce of empathy can at least understand why he lied. He never lied under oath.  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 03:09 AM   #131 
  - What happened is that he acted irresponsibly when he knew  gateley   Sep-14-11 01:06 AM   #43 
  - If a Republican had done what Weiner did and had to resign  bornskeptic   Sep-14-11 05:26 AM   #96 
  - Still totally and completely missing the point. And the crime.  aquart   Sep-14-11 05:49 AM   #98 
  - Baloney. And let's stick with facts, rather than pretending we know what other posters would do in  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 03:35 AM   #134 
  - VICTIM?!  Arkana   Sep-14-11 05:42 PM   #118 
  - He should have stayed in office  Wabbajack_   Sep-13-11 11:48 PM   #24 
  - He should have kept his honker in his pants.  TheCowsCameHome   Sep-14-11 12:00 AM   #28 
  - I don't even care about that -- He should have kept his  gateley   Sep-14-11 01:10 AM   #46 
  - And there should be world peace. The issue is, given the reality, should  No Elephants   Sep-14-11 01:35 AM   #57 
  - Martin Luther King, Jr. Adulterer.  aquart   Sep-14-11 05:52 AM   #99 
     - We have proof only as to Clinton, whom, surprisingly, you omitted.  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 03:04 AM   #130 
  - I agree, I wanted him to stay. But that's not what happened  gateley   Sep-14-11 01:09 AM   #45 
     - Please see Replies 57 and 58.  No Elephants   Sep-14-11 02:03 AM   #60 
        - Turner is the newest Rep because Weiner resigned.  gateley   Sep-14-11 09:20 AM   #106 
           - He was hounded to resign publicly and, if we saw so much of that daily on TV and in papers,  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 02:50 AM   #129 
  - Only a stoned idiot would've wanted Weiner's resignation.  tblue   Sep-14-11 12:37 AM   #34 
  - I didn't want him to resign. Is it too much to ask a public  gateley   Sep-14-11 01:12 AM   #47 
  - +1  girl_interrupted   Sep-14-11 01:24 AM   #52 
  - Great role model -  TheCowsCameHome   Sep-14-11 08:41 AM   #105 
  - +1  Maven   Sep-14-11 12:08 PM   #109 
  - If Anthony didn't have the 'little man' complex...  HDPaulG   Sep-14-11 01:09 AM   #44 
  - I can't analyze him, but I do think that all the power and  gateley   Sep-14-11 01:14 AM   #48 
  - Plenty of blame to go around. Please see Replies 57, 58 and 60.  No Elephants   Sep-14-11 02:25 AM   #62 
  - Mad about what, for pete's sake?  LadyHawkAZ   Sep-14-11 01:19 AM   #49 
     - +1  Behind the Aegis   Sep-14-11 01:23 AM   #51 
     - Mad that he used his name, didn't hide his face and use judment  gateley   Sep-14-11 01:26 AM   #53 
     - Belated welcome to DU.  No Elephants   Sep-14-11 02:33 AM   #64 
        - It's a personal issue. YMMV  LadyHawkAZ   Sep-14-11 02:29 PM   #114 
           - I am not at all a perfect person.  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 03:13 AM   #132 
  - Well  ProSense   Sep-13-11 11:12 PM   #5 
  - Not shocking  jpbollma   Sep-13-11 11:16 PM   #10 
  - The differences between religious fundamentalists is nominal.  Dawson Leery   Sep-13-11 11:21 PM   #12 
  - Not neccessarily  Wabbajack_   Sep-13-11 11:41 PM   #22 
  - Well, here's the kicker. The day afterr Turner was elected, I read an OP article on DU saying  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 03:50 AM   #137 
  - Maybe, maybe not.  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 04:46 AM   #143 
  - Weiner should not have been run out of office.  No Elephants   Sep-13-11 11:15 PM   #7 
  - basically, the same thing he did to Helen Thomas  Adenoid_Hynkel   Sep-13-11 11:25 PM   #14 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-13-11 11:27 PM   #16 
     - Momzeitim.  jmodden   Sep-13-11 11:31 PM   #19 
     - Weiner was not the only one who claimed Thomas was anti-Jewish because of her remarks.  No Elephants   Sep-14-11 01:32 AM   #56 
  - Too bad...  SoapBox   Sep-13-11 11:16 PM   #8 
  - great. This is a PR disaster. We get NY-26, Repugs get NY-9. n/t  Pryderi   Sep-13-11 11:17 PM   #11 
  - Here is AP's report, via Seattle PI.  Psephos   Sep-13-11 11:22 PM   #13 
  - No biggie  ChandlerJr   Sep-13-11 11:26 PM   #15 
  - Actually, yes there is  Leonardo Da Biker   Sep-14-11 01:01 AM   #39 
     - Perhaps Chandler opted to omit the sarcasm emote?  No Elephants   Sep-14-11 02:23 AM   #61 
  - They took NV as well........  Grassy Knoll   Sep-13-11 11:29 PM   #18 
  - Yup, Amodei is winning by 20 points. If you think it's bad in Reno come to Elko. n/t  totodeinhere   Sep-13-11 11:35 PM   #21 
  - Looks like  Wabbajack_   Sep-13-11 11:44 PM   #23 
  - It's not so much "take" when they already had the seat  jeff47   Sep-14-11 07:57 AM   #102 
  - More 11-Dimensional Bull$h!t Chess Games:  blkmusclmachine   Sep-13-11 11:51 PM   #25 
  - I'm sick of your cynicism.  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 12:23 AM   #31 
  - Drudge Report Headline:  Grassy Knoll   Sep-13-11 11:59 PM   #27 
  - Read something similar here; though not as obvious or crass.  Behind the Aegis   Sep-14-11 12:01 AM   #29 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-14-11 12:25 AM   #33 
        - You think it is?  Behind the Aegis   Sep-14-11 12:46 AM   #37 
        - I think Benji Neti has something other than America's interest at heart. n/t  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 02:46 AM   #69 
           - And he is not voting, now is he? (Nor is he orthodox.)  Behind the Aegis   Sep-14-11 02:48 AM   #70 
              - He's the one benefitting from the community's tough stance with Obama, regardless.  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 02:54 AM   #75 
                 - Your remarks are beyond absurd and reek of "Jew conspiracy."  Behind the Aegis   Sep-14-11 02:59 AM   #77 
                    - I don't have one.  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 03:05 AM   #80 
                       - Do you even have a lick of proof?  Behind the Aegis   Sep-14-11 03:07 AM   #82 
                          - What that the con Dem wants subordination to Israel? It's what he requested.  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 03:09 AM   # 
                             - Let's see the proof, not your "claim."  Behind the Aegis   Sep-14-11 03:09 AM   #85 
                                - You're ignored.  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 04:03 AM   #90 
                                   - And you're not.  Behind the Aegis   Sep-14-11 04:10 AM   #91 
        - David Weprin (D) is an Orthodox Jew  girl_interrupted   Sep-14-11 01:22 AM   #50 
        - He can be an orthodox jew if he wants.  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 02:44 AM   #67 
           - Seperation of church and state, remember? Let us not by hypocrites and look the other way when Dems  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 02:44 AM   #68 
           - And how has he done that?  Behind the Aegis   Sep-14-11 02:50 AM   #71 
              - Sound policy before faith? Sounds like a winner.  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 03:07 AM   #81 
                 - That "wooshing" sound is the point going over your head.  Behind the Aegis   Sep-14-11 03:09 AM   #84 
        - But that one particular district is heavily Orthodox Jewish. Don't they get to vote  kelly1mm   Sep-14-11 02:38 AM   #65 
           - Hmm... why would a single district have most of the state's Orthodox Jews?  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 02:42 AM   #66 
           - So Orthodox Jews shouldn't get to vote?  Behind the Aegis   Sep-14-11 02:51 AM   #73 
           - Do you really think they have a district all to themselves just by chance? n/t  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 03:08 AM   #83 
              - They don't. Well, except in your imgination.  Behind the Aegis   Sep-14-11 03:10 AM   #86 
           - Who the fuck are you  leftynyc   Sep-14-11 04:30 AM   #93 
           - Finally, the founders never dreamed that congressional votes  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 02:50 AM   #72 
              - You think all of them voted in the interest of Israel?  Behind the Aegis   Sep-14-11 02:53 AM   #74 
              - The Democratic candidate may have been pro-Israel  Spider Jerusalem   Sep-16-11 03:49 AM   #136 
              - Shouldn't the voters of that district get to decide what is important to them  kelly1mm   Sep-14-11 02:56 AM   #76 
              - Presumably powerful foreign lobbies are to avoided  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 03:12 AM   #87 
              - Adn which foreign lobby  leftynyc   Sep-14-11 04:31 AM   #94 
                 - Ignored.  tcaudilllg   Sep-14-11 01:39 PM   #112 
                    - Just as I expected  leftynyc   Sep-14-11 02:29 PM   #113 
              - Yes, Same way Rangel's district brought him back despite calls from Dems to resign  girl_interrupted   Sep-14-11 04:36 AM   #95 
              - Since both candidates are pro Israel, I think the marriage vote is what  kelly1mm   Sep-14-11 02:59 AM   #78 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-14-11 03:13 AM   #88 
                    - Trouble is, Dems lost in Nevada too  girl_interrupted   Sep-14-11 03:57 AM   #89 
  - Why don't we just only have special elections?  ProgressoDem   Sep-14-11 12:10 AM   #30 
  - Dems stayed home because of a shitty candidate... why does this sound familiar...  Fearless   Sep-14-11 12:24 AM   #32 
  - Dems need to stop staying home, especially when the alleged alternative is  No Elephants   Sep-14-11 01:55 AM   #59 
  - How do we fix the problems currently going on in this country?  BlueStater   Sep-14-11 12:37 AM   #35 
  - Yeah that. And keep doing what we're doing.  tblue   Sep-14-11 12:44 AM   #36 
  - If there is no presidential primary  Leonardo Da Biker   Sep-14-11 01:05 AM   #40 
  - This may very well potend the future election.  Kablooie   Sep-14-11 01:06 AM   #41 
  - This may very well potend the future election.  Kablooie   Sep-14-11 01:06 AM   #42 
  - You're right -- the party that's in power either benefits or pays the price.  gateley   Sep-14-11 01:28 AM   #55 
     - That's only how it goes if people are unhappy. We had almost unbroken  No Elephants   Sep-14-11 02:31 AM   #63 
        - When they're happy they keep those in power. Look at the  gateley   Sep-14-11 09:28 AM   #107 
  - Well thank god we forced him to resign.  JoeyT   Sep-14-11 09:43 AM   #108 
  - So where is our progressive majority?  andym   Sep-14-11 05:34 PM   #116 
  - I clicked on both those links and got "web page could not be found."  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 04:39 AM   #142 
  - Obama might have a bad approval rating in the district, but if Anthony Weiner hadn't  Arkana   Sep-14-11 05:41 PM   #117 
     - It was consensual; stupid, but Weiner had enough support  socialshockwave   Sep-14-11 06:07 PM   #119 
     - Weiner texted, but he wanted to keep his seat and his voters wanted him. Please see Reply 60  No Elephants   Sep-16-11 04:59 AM   #144 
 

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