In Feingold loss, his base turns on i...

In Feingold loss, his base turns on its own

There are 75 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 4, 2010, titled In Feingold loss, his base turns on its own. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The irony was lost on no one. Sen. Russ Feingold, a liberal with a fierce streak of independence who crusaded against the influence of money in politics, was toppled Tuesday in a campaign awash in the kind of unregulated cash he had struggled to keep out of the system.

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Freedom Lover

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Nov 5, 2010
Isn't it precious when the parasites turn on one another?
Jonathan

Alamo, IN

#2 Nov 5, 2010
Original name of the article from the New York Times:

"In Feingold’s Loss, Independents Turn on One of Their Own"

Why would you change the name of the article? His "base" implies Democrats, not independents.
Jonathan

Alamo, IN

#3 Nov 5, 2010
Freedom Lover wrote:
Isn't it precious when the parasites turn on one another?
Are you talking about independent, moderate voters? If you actually read the article you would have realized those were the "parasites" it was talking about.
The Warden

Maple Grove, MN

#4 Nov 5, 2010
It is an amazing thing watching political theater this year, but unfortunately fickle Americans will be in for more pain as they learn the consequences of their vote. You wanted party change and now you have it. As Congress grinds itself into gridlock and the double dip recession kicks into play, please spare us your disappointment and don't blame anyone but yourself.........

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The Warden

Maple Grove, MN

#5 Nov 5, 2010
4 billion dollars on a mid-term election or twice that spent on the last Presidential election is very disconcerting for our country. McCain and Feingold tried to correct it, but Republicans fought it strenuously knowing that without corporate lobbyist they would never win elections. Californian Republican Meg Whitman, spent over a 100 million dollars of her own money..........hahahahahaaha.. ........now that is funny!
Corp Cash

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Nov 5, 2010
Now we simply have the finest government money can buy. Period.
Como

Cambridge, MA

#7 Nov 5, 2010
Fickle Americans? How about Americans who are tired of being subjected to the same old stuff. Both parties are responsible for the mess this country is in. It seems the political extreme on both sides (left and right) have overlooked the majority of the country’s population needs and desires. Maybe its time for the era of professional politicians to come to an end.
g-del

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Nov 5, 2010
The Warden wrote:
4 billion dollars on a mid-term election or twice that spent on the last Presidential election is very disconcerting for our country. McCain and Feingold tried to correct it, but Republicans fought it strenuously knowing that without corporate lobbyist they would never win elections. Californian Republican Meg Whitman, spent over a 100 million dollars of her own money..........hahahahahaaha.. ........now that is funny!
ha ha ha they still have more money than you--typical class envie from you liberals-- the socialist again out spent there opponets---- ps the article make sure that they mentions that johnson is wealthy -- good for him its his money--tell the union loons not to have their union dues go to the socialist lobbyist and the progressives-----ha ha ha --- arent you jealous
Andy

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Nov 5, 2010
The Warden wrote:
It is an amazing thing watching political theater this year, but unfortunately fickle Americans will be in for more pain as they learn the consequences of their vote. You wanted party change and now you have it. As Congress grinds itself into gridlock and the double dip recession kicks into play, please spare us your disappointment and don't blame anyone but yourself.........
Sore looser. We're still recovering from the consequences of the last election. Had your shot, now get out of the way.
gridlock is GOOD

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Nov 5, 2010
Gridlock is like a safety net stopping our free fall into socialism. Despite the whining of liberals here and elsewhere, the nation has clearly stated it does not want what they have to offer.
absentee and military

Elk River, MN

#11 Nov 5, 2010
The Warden wrote:
4 billion dollars on a mid-term election or twice that spent on the last Presidential election is very disconcerting for our country. McCain and Feingold tried to correct it, but Republicans fought it strenuously knowing that without corporate lobbyist they would never win elections. Californian Republican Meg Whitman, spent over a 100 million dollars of her own money..........hahahahahaaha.. ........now that is funny!


I have no problem stopping corporate money if we can also stop unions from throwing their money around to far left liberals. Plus, we should also ban unions from bussing thousands of people to polling places to vote by bribing them with gift cards if they vote democrat. Does everyone agree? It's sad how corrupt the voting process has become.

Since: Apr 09

St. Paul, Minnesota

#12 Nov 5, 2010
This piece is dripping with liberal contempt, hard to tell it came from the New York Times! They are beside themselves now that the GOP is back, it's so funny.
Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Nov 5, 2010
Freedom Lover wrote:
Isn't it precious when the parasites turn on one another?
What a foolish thing for you to say. You hold all the independents in contempt.
bruciejo

Detroit Lakes, MN

#14 Nov 5, 2010
The largest campaign contributor this year was the Unions-- yet most blue collar districts went Republican!! Finance one candidate and vote for the other!!
bodiddle

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#15 Nov 5, 2010
Russ Feingold is a good man and the rare politician. He is honest sticks to his word and truly cares about the common good. It is sad that the Wisconsin electorate chose to overlook those qualities and instead elected a plastic manufacturer who can't even tell the truth about his past. He married money and never worked a day in his life after that.
Al Bundy

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Nov 5, 2010
Imagine an electoral process where campaign donations could be made only by individuals who could cast a vote. No companies, no unions, no PACs, no lobbyists. Then what would we complain of?
concerned

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Nov 5, 2010
Liberalism is a disease that needs to be eliminated. Let's find a cure and get rid of this awful drag on the country
annette

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Nov 5, 2010
No Obey or Feingold? There is hope for Northern Wisconsin!
bodiddle

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#19 Nov 5, 2010
g-del wrote:
<quoted text> ha ha ha they still have more money than you--typical class envie from you liberals-- the socialist again out spent there opponets---- ps the article make sure that they mentions that johnson is wealthy -- good for him its his money--tell the union loons not to have their union dues go to the socialist lobbyist and the progressives-----ha ha ha --- arent you jealous
Class envy my arse...if you knew anything about how wealth is already distributed to the rich by the power they have to make laws and tilt them to the big money who owns them you wouldn't make such silly comments. You, me and the rest of America will pay for this vote in the years to comment.Gratefully I am able to say I didn't vote with the masses.
Peg

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Nov 5, 2010
Al Bundy wrote:
Imagine an electoral process where campaign donations could be made only by individuals who could cast a vote. No companies, no unions, no PACs, no lobbyists. Then what would we complain of?
class envy Dims like Dayton would still complain someone has more $ than someone else and that's not "fair".

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