The Biggest Political Blunder Of The Century – Hooking Up With Paul Ryan!

The election results from yesterday’s special election in New York are pretty astounding. A reliable Republican district, NY-26, elected a Democrat, Kathy Hochul, after a “come back campaign” that became a referendum on Paul Ryan’s draconian budget deal. The one that the Tea Party populists forced on the GOP. Here are the results from TPM. I said at the time that it was a monumentally stupid move and would be a huge benefit to Democrats. I’m just loving the start of the Presidential campaign too, Newt and his truth talk followed by “Any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood”. It sounds awfully similar to Jon Kyl’s “Not intended to be a factual statement” press release, after lying about Planned Parenthood on the floor of the House of Representatives. Election season is just beginning too.

The excuse that the GOP seem to be trotting out this morning is that the 3rd party candidate split the vote. You know, the Tea Party candidate. They created that monster, now they have to be devoured by it. Let’s all get the popcorn and soda-pop and watch as it happens again and again in the next 1 and 1/2 years. It’s going to be fun.

I don’t think that Democrats taking back control of the house is a done deal. There is a lot of time between now and November 6, 2012 and a whole lot of propaganda and hatred out in the public that can be stirred up. But we Democrats are sitting pretty good at this point in the process. I have confidence that President Obama will win big for many reasons, the main one being he is one badass campaigner and is by far the best communicator we’ve ever had as President, at least in my memory. I don’t have the same confidence in House and Senate candidates, however. They are so much more susceptible to right-wing propaganda and seem to fold like oregami whenever the GOP turns the propaganda machine in their direction. Basically, they have no balls. No offense to women who don’t need balls, they get shit done without them.

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5 thoughts on “The Biggest Political Blunder Of The Century – Hooking Up With Paul Ryan!

  1. That’s a beautiful pic of Kathy and her supporters, EL. :) I’ve been so hoping it would turn out this way and now that Paul Ryan’s shifty smirk has been exposed for what it is..I’m ecstatic that the voters were paying attention in NY’s District 26!

    All of the US Chamber of Commerce’s and Rove’s Orwellian Pac Money was thown down the pit after a bad scheme. And, Steve says fox “news” is ignoring it for now. If they do acknowledge it..they’ll get somebody to whine about the Dems “scare tactics” and the Jack Davis teabagger factor.

    It’s a proverbial David and Golaith scenario..Kochs attempting to take over America with all this money and power vs the People who are getting facts in spite of the gopropaganda machines EVERYWHERE.

  2. The created the Tea Party monster, they will have fun trying to contain it now. To our benefit, gotta love it. Now we have to stop the firebaggers from trying to split the Democratic vote.

  3. If a Dem could pull out a victory in a wingnut district just by saying Republican B is going to rip away your Medicaid then there’s hope to wipe away the results of 2010.

    The one thing I believe is different from past election cycles is the Republicans put what they want to do in writing and they actually voted for it. Republicans want to stripped away union rights, which also impacts those unions for some odd reason lean towards the Republicans know it now. And Paul Ryan’s budget goes after the only reliable group of Republican voters really old white people.

    And Cha said the wealthy forces on the right had to spend well over a million dollars in a friendly district and still lost. Like you E.L my only fear for the 2012 election is the firebaggers will they think of country first or will they d-bag up for another election cycle and help usher in another brain dead Republican president?

  4. I dunno that lady from New York beat that GOPer in a reliably red district. That should tell you something right there!

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