The Morning After

Noteworthy items:

Right-wing whackjob and former maha-neighbor “Mean Jean” Schmidt lost her seat in the House in a landslide to her primary opponent, Brad Wenstrup. Unfortunately, from what I’ve read Wenstrup also is a right-wing whackjob, and he’s expected to win in the general election.

I regret that Dennis Kucinich was redistricted out of his House seat. Even though his self-promoting grandstanding sometimes worked against progress rather than for it, his perspective is needed in Washington.

Republicans stripped an 86-year-old World War II veteran of his right to vote. But did they really intend to keep elderly white men from voting? I thought that was their strongest constituency?

Of Mitt Romney’s tepid showing, Dan Balz writes,

Nomination battles often strengthen the winner, but some take a toll. Rarely is there a straight line between March and November that predicts the outcome of a general election. Still, Romney is in worse shape at this point in the campaign than virtually all recent previous nominees.

Demographically, his image among independent voters, the most critical swing group, is more negative now than it was when the primary battle began. He could be hurt among women. He is in trouble with Latinos, a growing part of the electorate that is tilting even more Democratic than it was four years ago. He is not as strong as he needs to be among working-class white voters, among whom President Obama has been consistently weak.

Any other thoughts?

14 thoughts on “The Morning After

  1. I hope the job “Mean Jean” had before she left for Congress is still open. But, in all likelihood, the road show of “The Wizard of Oz” where she played the WW of the W, has probably closed.
    Maybe she can follow the clown at children’s parties, and scare them back into behaving.

    And I’m sure the Republicans did a “Cost/Benefit” analysis, and found that for every old white male vet that couldn’t vote, at least 50 N*gra’s, Sp*cs, Ch*nks, older sluts, college-age sluts, and the young males who chase after them, also couldn’t, and that that was acceptable.

    And I’ll miss Kucinich. For all the chaff, he also provided a ton of wheat.

  2. Paul Carroll, an 86-year-old World War II veteran who has lived in the same Ohio town for four decades, was denied a chance to vote in the state’s primary contests today after a poll worker denied his form of identification, a recently-acquired photo ID from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The poll worker rejected the ID because it did not contain an address, as required by Ohio law.

    And I quote Chrissie Hynde: “A – O, way to go Ohio.”

    That’s a clip-n-save news story for me, since our full-time immigrant baiter in the Nebraska legislature, Charlie Janssen (a Native American name?) is trying to get a voter ID law passed here.

  3. Swami,
    Just one quick look at that sour puss Mean Jean had on all the time, always made me want to heave.

  4. I hope Mean Jean channels her anger at defeat in a positive way. I think if she goes to her local range and blows off a few dozen rounds of 180 grain hollow points it will go a long way in venting her rejection. I assume she’s still packin”.

  5. When I saw Romney in the Iowa primary addressing the audience with one foot resting on a hay bale and wearing bib overalls I kinda got a suspicious feeling that he might be a panderer.

    Mitt “the oscillator” Romney.

  6. He is not as strong as he needs to be among working-class white voters

    Gee, why would working-class whites (who are oblivious enough to vote Repuke in the first place) be tepid on a multimillionaire arrogant d-bag just like their former boss who laid them off?

  7. I heard where am 81 year-old black woman from RI won $300+ million on the Powerball Lottery, and she took a lump sum payment of $200+ million.

    Mitt R-money must have been really pissed!
    Do you have any idea of how many businesses he had to buy and sell over 30+ years, and how many people to lay-off off and fire, to make that much money?
    And all that little Nigra woman did was buy a few bucks worth of tickets?

  8. In all fairness, I don’t think Mitt R-money is racist, so that last sentence was unfair. It should read, “And all that little woman did was buy a few bucks worth of tickets?”

    Mitt R-money doesn’t see race.
    Mitt R-money only sees class.

    And compared to him and the other Masters, we’re all either servants or serf’s.

  9. joan,
    I always loved Sheen.

    And I think he’d agree, that if Republicans gain power – it’ll be ‘Apocalypse Now.’

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