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Qtec
10-29-2010, 05:29 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">For lifelong Republican Joe Errigo, deciding to cross party lines and support a liberal Democrat for New York governor wasn't nearly as difficult as one might expect.

Republican candidate Carl Paladino -- backed by the conservative Tea Party movement -- raised such political hackles he spawned a "Republicans for Cuomo" movement supporting Democrat Andrew Cuomo.

Similar groups can be found in heated races elsewhere nationwide, often those featuring Tea Party-endorsed candidates, attacked by Democrats and some moderate Republicans as extreme.

"When I saw his website, I said nobody could be that dumb," said Errigo, an upstate New York Assemblyman, of Paladino, a Buffalo developer and political newcomer.

"He has alienated every group that I could think of," said Errigo. "He should write a book on how to lose an election."

In Delaware, where Christine O'Donnell has Tea Party support, Republicans backing Democrat Chris Coons include a former state judge and former U.S. Congressman. A "Republicans for Coons" Facebook site reads: "Because we just can't support Christine O'Donnell."

In Arizona, "Republicans for Giffords" are backing Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords over conservative Iraq War veteran Jesse Kelly.

In Nevada, incumbent Democrat Sen. Harry Reid, who faces Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle, counts among his Republican supporters an array of influential gaming and casino executives.

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>"Mainstream Republicans are refusing to support the latest crop of insurgent candidates in the Republican Party because of their extremist beliefs,</span>" said Deirdre Murphy, spokeswoman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington. </div></div>

Oh my!


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Gayle in MD
10-29-2010, 05:38 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">For lifelong Republican Joe Errigo, deciding to cross party lines and support a liberal Democrat for New York governor wasn't nearly as difficult as one might expect.

Republican candidate Carl Paladino -- backed by the conservative Tea Party movement -- raised such political hackles he spawned a "Republicans for Cuomo" movement supporting Democrat Andrew Cuomo.

Similar groups can be found in heated races elsewhere nationwide, often those featuring Tea Party-endorsed candidates, attacked by Democrats and some moderate Republicans as extreme.

"When I saw his website, I said nobody could be that dumb," said Errigo, an upstate New York Assemblyman, of Paladino, a Buffalo developer and political newcomer.

"He has alienated every group that I could think of," said Errigo. "He should write a book on how to lose an election."

In Delaware, where Christine O'Donnell has Tea Party support, Republicans backing Democrat Chris Coons include a former state judge and former U.S. Congressman. A "Republicans for Coons" Facebook site reads: "Because we just can't support Christine O'Donnell."

In Arizona, "Republicans for Giffords" are backing Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords over conservative Iraq War veteran Jesse Kelly.

In Nevada, incumbent Democrat Sen. Harry Reid, who faces Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle, counts among his Republican supporters an array of influential gaming and casino executives.

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>"Mainstream Republicans are refusing to support the latest crop of insurgent candidates in the Republican Party because of their extremist beliefs,</span>" said Deirdre Murphy, spokeswoman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington. </div></div>

Oh my!


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They can't answer any questions, they have to stay up in front of their many personal scandals.

How about that Jan Brewer!

Now, turns out, it Was Halliburton who caused the spill in the Gulf.

Remember when all of the Republicans voted against the gang raped young lady having the option to sue her gang rapists from the Cheney/Bush Cartel, Halliburton? Same ones who elec trocuted our soldiers!

Or was that the RW Activist Supreme Court, or both? Hard to keep up with all of the money and sex scandals connected to the Republican Party!

But that's OK. Republicans don't need any questions answered, just the R., and every Tea Party nutjob has one.

Koch borthers will be proud of their winnings, while they are killing Americans with their filth.

G.

Qtec
10-29-2010, 05:52 AM
The TP claims they are about back to basics, true representation for the common man and most importantly, a change in the way things are done in DC. No more cronyism etc etc.

Who are their candidates? One half are made up of fruitcakes and the other half are all billionaires and multi millionaires.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In February 2009 Whitman announced her candidacy for Governor of California. She won the Republican primary in June 2010. The fourth wealthiest woman in the state of California with a net worth of $1.3 billion in 2010,[4] <span style='font-size: 17pt'>she has spent more of her own money on her candidacy than any other self-funded political candidate in U.S. history.</span>[5] </div></div>

Do they really think someone like this gives a rats ass about the voter?

Q

Gayle in MD
10-29-2010, 06:04 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The TP claims they are about back to basics, true representation for the common man and most importantly, a change in the way things are done in DC. No more cronyism etc etc.

Who are their candidates? One half are made up of fruitcakes and the other half are all billionaires and multi millionaires.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In February 2009 Whitman announced her candidacy for Governor of California. She won the Republican primary in June 2010. The fourth wealthiest woman in the state of California with a net worth of $1.3 billion in 2010,[4] <span style='font-size: 17pt'>she has spent more of her own money on her candidacy than any other self-funded political candidate in U.S. history.</span>[5] </div></div>

Do they really think someone like this gives a rats ass about the voter?

Q </div></div>

Guns, Gays and God. Most Repubs are too stupid to realize they've been worked over for decades. They continue to fall for the Guns Gays and God myths, three things that they are too stupid to realize that Republicans are not going to change, and can not do a damn thing about, anyway.

We will always have Separation of Church and State.

Roe V. Wade, will never be overturned.

And they will never be able to kill off all of the Gay people, or remove them from public view, with their attacks, launched to assuage their own outdated, religious based, homophobia.

They don't THINK!

How many jobs could we create if we had all the money that Halliburton and The Carlyle Group, has stolen from us, and cost us?

Add to that, how much Cheney's bionic heart has cost us, and add to that, taking care of the entire retired Bush OIL FAMILY cartel, huge costs to us every year, along with the costs of taking care of all of the soldiers they maimed, with permenant injuries, brains blown away, because Rumsfeld, refused to give them decent equipment, and then we have to consider the costs involved, paying interest on all of the Bush Debts, taking care of the injured and dead soldiers orphans, and spouses, in need.

Then, they have th ordacity to be critical of this guy who has to clean up the colossal multi-mess Bush put us all in, and left us in!

Stupid loves stupid! Hence, now we have the Tea Party! Owned and paid for by the Koch Brothers, and worse!

The right had voted against their own best interests for decades. They NEVER wise up!

Unbelievable!

G.

pooltchr
10-29-2010, 06:49 AM
Very good, Q. If I was so inclined, I'm sure I could find plenty of examples of life long Democrats who will be voting Republican because of the failed Obama/Pelosi/Reid agenda.

What does it prove?

Let's see what things look line Wednesday morning.

Steve

eg8r
10-29-2010, 07:31 AM
Yep, the RINOs are quite pissed they are being passed on for a more Conservative agenda. These votes for Dems by RINOs is their coming out party. You say "Oh my!", I say, "pull your head out of the sand every once in a while and then none of this would be a surprise".

eg8r

LWW
10-30-2010, 02:56 AM
Amazingly neither Snoopy nor Gee have the testicular/ovarian fortitude to back up their ridiculous claims with a small wager on a seat by seat basis in the house races.

LWW