George Allen pivots to general election with appeal to women, independents

Jun 24, 2012 Full story: The Washington Post 12

Allen, who recently won the GOP nomination to run against former Virginia governor Tim Kaine, is campaigning for the U.S. senate seat Jim Webb is leaving.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Kissimmee, FL

#1 Jun 24, 2012

Did the idiot Kaine pick the location of the Democratic National Convention? Love It!


Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaa a!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Kissimmee, FL

#2 Jun 24, 2012


The Idiot Tim Kaine is on baord with the Maggot Obama as they try to run the coal companies out of business which will make electricity costs skyrocket.


All part of the Obama/Democrat plan RAISE Energy Prices UP so Expensive Alternatives somehow look more appealing. These idiots fail to understand that their "Higher Gas Price" strategy help sink the economy.

What a couple of Morons!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Kissimmee, FL

#3 Jun 24, 2012
Tim Kaine continues the Democrats’ Great Circle of Fail.

Monday, January 3rd

If you were wondering whether or not the Democrats learned anything – anything at all – from their recent shellacking, stop wondering: they have not.

They are keeping Tim Kaine on as DNC chairman.

Because he did ever-so-well in the last election cycle… although I’d like to correct Jim Geraghty’s count slightly on Tim Kaine’s Litany of Failure: Jim was only looking at the 2010 results. If you add in everything since the 2008 election cycle then you can add 2 governorships lost to the GOP and one Senate seat (the special election House results were pretty much a wash). This despite the DNC out-raising the RNC in 2010 by almost 40 million dollars, mind you; which makes it even more embarrassing, if such a thing is really possible.

So why are the Democrats doing this? Because Tim Kaine is the President’s creature, of course – and right now President Obama is starting to strip down the Democratic party to its essentials for the 2012 elections.‘Essentials’ being defined as ‘everything that will help to reelect President Obama,’ of course. And, in a detached sort of way, this makes sense. The House is unlikely to flip yet again in 2012; and there are just too many Democrat Senate seats at risk and not enough Republican ones to justify a bold defensive strategy there. There are only eleven governors’ races in 2012 – and of them, the most important ones are North Carolina and Indiana’s. In short, the Presidential race is pretty much the only one – in the opinion of the President, and his allies in the Democrats’ Inner Party – that matters in 2012, and that can be really affected on a meta-level by resource allocation. So it’s smart for them to keep in place somebody who is reliable, even if he’s not skilled: nobody expects Tim Kaine to think.

And that’s why I stated that the Democrats have learned nothing from their shellacking – more accurately, their Outer Party wing has learned nothing. Because if they had, they would have recognized by now that their job in 2012 will be what it was in 2010: to soak up political bullets that might have otherwise impacted an Inner Party member. Oh, the Inner Party will sponsor plenty of Two-Minute Hates (that’s good for bringing the money in): but unless your name is Barack Obama, or you’re a candidate in a state that he needs to win, you’re going to be more or less on your own. It’s like triage, except that the people doing the triaging are themselves among the wounded.

So wait, no, it’s actually ‘despotism’ and/or ‘thuggery.’ My mistake.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#4 Jun 24, 2012
Goodbye mellon-head-webb...what an f-n jerk. Let's hope people have enough sense to defeat another a-hole democRat who thinks the obamacare mandate is great for everyone...but themselves.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

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#6 Jun 24, 2012
Fast & Furious Was ... Bush’s Fault
By Andrew C. McCarthy
November 8, 2011 3:20 P.M.
I was only able to take in parts of Attorney General Eric Holder’s just-completed Senate testimony. But that was enough to see that “Bush did it” is going to be the Democrats’ excuse for the inexcusable “Fast & Furious” operation conducted by ATF on the Obama administration’s watch.
On the Obama administration’s watch. That is the biggest problem with the Democrats’ strategy. Fast & Furious did not begin until 2009, months after the end of the Bush administration. Given that, one might think that even today’s Democrats would be unable with a straight face to lay this disaster at the feet of Obama’s predecessor. But then one wouldn’t know today’s Democrats.
The key to their strategy is conflating two very different programs: Operation Fast & Furious and a Bush era ATF initiative known as “Operation Wide Receiver.” In the questions from Judiciary Committee Democrats (principally, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer — there may have been others but, again, I didn’t see the entire hearing), it emerged that Wide Receiver began in 2006, when Alberto Gonzales was the Bush administration attorney general. Senator Schumer took pains to describe Wide Receiver as involving the “tracing” of firearms that crossed into Mexico. As we shall see, Wide Receiver’s notion of tracing was night-and-day different from the tracing involved in the reckless gun-walking approach employed by Fast & Furious. Obviously, however, Democrats hope that if they get enough help from their friends in the media, the public will miss the distinction.
Schumer made much of the happenstance that a briefing, said to have included information on Wide Receiver, was prepared for Michael Mukasey in late 2007, after he succeeded Gonzales as AG.(This is an amusing contradiction in the Democrats’ strategy: If a memo addressed to Holder in the middle of Fast & Furious emerges, you’re supposed to understand that, as attorney general, he is way too busy to read every memo; but if a memo is found to have been addressed to Mukasey or Gonzales years before Fast & Furious began, you should see them as the architects of gun-walking!)
Schumer pointed out that AG Mukasey had met with his counterpart, the Mexican attorney general, after the briefing, and that he had expressed a commitment to stanch the flow of guns to destinations south of the border. Schumer took these unremarkable facts, added the gloss that Wide Receiver involved gun tracing, and wildly theorized that it was very likely the subject of gun-walking came up in the Mukasey briefing — even though both Schumer and Holder conceded that they did not really know what was discussed at the briefing or even who was present at it (details you might figure Holder would be up on if it actually showed that this whole Fast & Furious fiasco was a Bush creation).
continued…

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#7 Jun 24, 2012
It was left to Republican Senators Charles Grassley and John Cornyn to lay bare some crucial distinctions between to two ATF operations. Wide Receiver actually involved not gun-walking but controlled delivery. Unlike gun-walking, which seems (for good reason) to have been unheard of until Fast & Furious, controlled delivery is a very common law enforcement tactic. Basically, the agents know the bad guys have negotiated a deal to acquire some commodity that is either illegal itself (e.g., heroin, child porn) or illegal for them to have/use (e.g., guns, corporate secrets). The agents allow the transfer to happen under circumstances where they are in control — i.e., they are on the scene conducting surveillance of the transfer, and sometimes even participating undercover in the transfer. As soon as the transfer takes place, they can descend on the suspects, make arrests, and seize the commodity in question — all of which makes for powerful evidence of guilt.
Senator Schumer’s drawing of an equivalence between “tracing” in a controlled-delivery situation and “tracing” in Fast & Furious is laughable. In a controlled delivery firearms case, guns are traced in the sense that agents closely and physically follow them — they don’t just note the serial numbers or other identifying markers. The agents are thus able to trace the precise path of the guns from, say, American dealers to straw purchasers to Mexican buyers.
To the contrary, Fast & Furious involved uncontrolled deliveries — of thousands of weapons. It was an utterly heedless program in which the feds allowed these guns to be sold to straw purchasers — often leaning on reluctant gun dealers to make the sales. The straw purchasers were not followed by close physical surveillance; they were freely permitted to bulk transfer the guns to, among others, Mexican drug gangs and other violent criminals — with no agents on hand to swoop in, make arrests, and grab the firearms. The inevitable result of this was that the guns have been used (and will continue to be used) in many crimes, including the murder of Brian Terry, a U.S. border patrol agent.
In sum, the Fast & Furious idea of “trace” is that, after violent crimes occur in Mexico, we can trace any guns the Mexican police are lucky enough to seize back to the sales to U.S. straw purchasers … who should never have been allowed to transfer them (or even buy them) in the first place. That is not law enforcement; that is abetting a criminal rampage.
As Sen. Cornyn pointed out, there is another major distinction between Wide Receiver and Fast & Furious. The former was actually a coordinated effort between American and Mexican authorities. Law enforcement agents in both countries kept each other apprised about suspected transactions and tried to work together to apprehend law-breakers. To the contrary, Fast & Furious was a unilateral, half-baked scheme cooked up by an agency of the Obama Justice Department an agency that was coordinating with the Justice Depart. on the operation and that turned to Main Justice in order to get wiretapping authority.
By the time Cornyn was done drawing this stark contrast between Wide Receiver and Fast & Furious, Holder was reduced to conceding,“I’m not trying to equate the two.” That is big of him given that the two cannot be equated. But the attorney general seemed fine with the effort to equate them — to make them one and the same — when it was Schumer asking the questions. Expect the effort to continue.“Bush did it” may be a tired defense, and in this instance a preposterous one, but it’s the one the Democratic base loves to hear.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#8 Jun 25, 2012
Another Dem. Congressman Refuses to Endorse Obama...

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#9 Jun 25, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
The Idiot Tim Kaine is on baord with the Maggot Obama as they try to run the coal companies out of business which will make electricity costs skyrocket.
All part of the Obama/Democrat plan RAISE Energy Prices UP so Expensive Alternatives somehow look more appealing. These idiots fail to understand that their "Higher Gas Price" strategy help sink the economy.
What a couple of Morons!
Speaking of morons, how have you been? Still having trouble with facts I see.

The price of electricity will go down (or utility profits will increase) as more and more power generating plants switch from coal to low priced natural gas.

Your the moron again on gas prices, they went up world wide, not just in the US. This even though the US is a net exporter of refined petroleum products again for the first time in years.

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#10 Jun 25, 2012
JohnInLa wrote:
Goodbye mellon-head-webb...what an f-n jerk. Let's hope people have enough sense to defeat another a-hole democRat who thinks the obamacare mandate is great for everyone...but themselves.
Senator Webb remains well respected and well thought of. Allen would not even be running if Webb was not retiring from office.

You are about as accurate as the Moron from Winter Park

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#11 Jun 25, 2012
Rachel Maddow is a national treasure!

Billy Ringo

Matteson, IL

#12 Jun 26, 2012
Good to see macaca back.

Leave it to the Rethugs to dig up another racist, useless, loser POS.
rider

Ishpeming, MI

#13 Jun 26, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
The Idiot Tim Kaine is on baord with the Maggot Obama as they try to run the coal companies out of business which will make electricity costs skyrocket.
All part of the Obama/Democrat plan RAISE Energy Prices UP so Expensive Alternatives somehow look more appealing. These idiots fail to understand that their "Higher Gas Price" strategy help sink the economy.
What a couple of Morons!
jeff gannon for VP! lmao! Gannon-Gate

Threatens to Expose a Huge GOP Pedophile and Male Prostitution Ring

By Wayne Madsen

Now that is has been discovered that “Jeff Gannon”(real name James D. Guckert), a “reporter” for Talon News Service, a front operation run by the conservative Republican-oriented GOPUSA.com , was using an alias as a cleared White House reporter, details are emerging that threaten to immerse the Bush administration in a major scandal.“Gannongate,” which is only now being mentioned by the mainstream news media, threatens to expose a potentially damaging GOP pedophile and male prostitution ring dating back to the 1980s and the administration of George H. W. Bush. James D. Guckert, using the name Jeff Gannon and possibly other aliases, was also running gay porn sites, one with a U.S. Marine Corps theme that solicited males for prostitution. White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said he did not realize Gannon was using an alias until recently. However, rumors in the gay community are circulating about McClellan frequenting gay bars in Austin, Texas. Gannon bypassed established Secret Service security controls, including a background check requiring a social security number, to obtain a White House press pass that identified him by an alias, an action seen by many seasoned Washington journalists as only being possible if he had favorable treatment from White House staff, especially McClellan and his predecessor, Ari Fleischer. One White House reporter expressed revulsion over the fact that it was Fleischer who took away press credential from the late long-time White House correspondent Sarah McClendon and handed them to Gannon.

GOPUSA.com is run by a right-wing Texan and Bush friend named Bobby Eberle. In 2003, GOPUSA.com launched a vicious anti-Semitic attack against international financier George Soros, a leading philanthropist for progressive causes and a major contributor to the Democratic Party.

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