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Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.

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So true! From what I've gathered by listening to and reading lots of their assessments,

they aren't learning ANYTHING from this election. They're overwhelmingly of the opinion that they didn't message clearly enough or well enough or simply enough or blah-blah-blah. They just don't get it. Probably because they innately don't want to. If they really wanted to learn and benefit, they'd realize that they simply have to change their ideas. paul ryan is, as usual, self-deluded when he states that the bottles of snake oil they were selling to the electorate were popular ideas. They're NOT. If they were, we'd now be calling him Vice President-Elect paul ryan. The denial just keeps on keepin' on.

It's not HOW they messaged that sucked. It's WHAT they messaged that sucked. And WHAT they messaged continues to suck to this very moment!

Yes. ABSOLUTELY. We must ALWAYS stay vigilant!

And keep track of them and what they're up to.

Yes, they will come at us in other ways. In any way they can scheme up. And we ALWAYS have to be ready. Remember what Mad-Eye Moody told Harry Potter: "CONSTANT VIGILANCE!!!!!" Because we are surrounded by Dark-Siders and Death Eaters. Only - these are not some work of fiction. They're VERY real.

What I always suggest, and do myself, is call both MY congressman, and somebody else's.

Could be anybody else. Could be in my state or outside of California. Could be in my party or the opposition. Might be somebody involved in an issue I'm calling about, or otherwise care deeply about. That would be my recommendation. And one or both of your Senators. I make about four calls at any one time.

It's valuable to call Dems to remind them that we expect nothing less than Backbones-R-Us from them and that we DID DAMN WELL get a mandate! Did the bad guys ADD House seats? The answer is NO!

It's valuable to call republi-CONS because, deep down, they know how to count votes and they too saw what happened earlier this month, and that they LOST seats in the House and they LOST seats in the Senate and they LOST their chance at the White House, and the demographics are changing around them and they BETTER pay attention. The better to destabilize the enemy. They're weak and knocked off their game at the moment, and the wind's been knocked out of 'em, too. NOW is the time to exploit that weakness. And if they're teabaggers, they could well stand a reminder that they just lost two of their proudest and most obnoxious leading lights, the two highest-profile attention-hogging teabaggers of them all: 1) that asshole loudmouth bullying reckless swaggering deadbeat dad joe walsh in Illinois, AND 2) that pompous asshole idiot who says he has a higher secret clearance than the President goes, allen west in Florida. GONE. Good Riddance. Seeya. Sayonara Suckers. You may get some snot-nose staffer who imagines himself or herself the next kkkarl rove, and he or she may want to argue with you a little. Be polite, but stand FIRM. Concede NOTHING. And again, remember, the facts are on YOUR side. As is the mandate.

These schmucks need to know, and be shown, and be reminded of WHO'S BOSS. Whether they like it or not. ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES.

EXCELLENT!!!! Man, LOVED that show!

I would love to see more about this story, too. We need to!

Welcome to DU, JoeDuck!

Ordinarily I'd hope that west would do the gracious thing and concede and move on with his life. But I know better. Seriously doubt he'll go away quietly, or even go away noisily - just so he GOES AWAY!!! But I bet we won't have heard the last of him. My husband mentioned something about whether he'd be a graceful loser, but then we realized - hell, the TOP of the ticket hasn't been a good sport about it, so why should the pawns on his chessboard behave any differently?

Glad you're here! Let's do EVERYTHING we can to keep assholes like this guy OUT of public office! In perpetuity!!!!

Unfortunately, I doubt we will have heard the last of this asshole.

I still wanna hear about his security clearance that was SO much bigger than President Obama's.

Good riddance to bad rubbish in the meantime, though! Have they counted this in the overall House numbers? Anybody know if this makes the GOP totals drop by another one? I'd heard that the Democratic House seat gains had gone from eight seats to ten. Wondering if this was among those already counted, since he did show up at the freshman sessions.

Love this post! True enough. We didn't just "dodge a bullet."

I don't even want to think about the wreckage and other kinds of "creative destruction" they had in mind to institute on Day One.

Every word of your post is absolute gold-pressed latinum, Ineeda! We can NEVER let down our guard. I'm really sorry to have to say this, but we would do well ALWAYS to be suspicious of their motives. Unfortunately, that has to be our default position when dealing with these folks. Always suspect something first. I'm sorry - with this bunch it's Guilty-Til-Proven-Innocent. There is always some ulterior motive and for them it's always all about winning. So they can institute their reckless selfish greedy short-sighted "policies" and tear down the New Deal. Hell, they'd take us all the way back to the Bronze Age if they could, although they'd have a pretty hard time getting Pox Noise or tuning into lamebaugh if they succeeded!

They want power back. They want the White House back. And they will not stop til they win. Which is why we cannot stop, either. I, too, have been kind of on bliss-out mode since last Election Night. For me it's been quietly savoring what feels an awful lot like payback, or karma, or something, for the way we were kicked in the teeth in 2000 and 2004. The way we were kicked in the teeth about the war in Iraq. The way we were kicked in the teeth about the phony-ass WMD - that we all KNEW was ALL phony and were ignored when we tried to spread the truth.

If we want to keep them stopped, then WE can't stop for even a split-nanosecond! As Mad-Eye Moody always warned Harry Potter: "CONSTANT VIGILANCE!!!!!!" The bad guys won't stop. So we can't afford to.

Hey, I don't have any dog in this fight either (well, except a belief in representative democracy)

but I agree - it is believable. Stranger things have happened. And consider the principals involved. Two words, alone, do it for me: kkkarl rove. If he's anywhere within five miles of it, there's reason to be suspicious. Or at least raise your antennae up as high as possible and turn up the sensitivity WAY past eleven.

Also - remember that Ohio Secretary of State adding these little software "patches" to certain selected electronic voting devices?




Full disclosure here - I have almost nothing to disclose, fully or partially. My knowledge of cyper-stuff could fit on one of those little capacitor (or resistor?) thingies with a wire coming out of each end. And I do not know anything about the ins and outs of computer programming and installation and apps and all that. Complete idiot/dunce/technophobe. But what I AM good at is observing and interpreting human behavior and sniffing out a rat. Two rats in this case. Ohio's scheming, agenda-driven, judge-defying Secretary of State jon husted AND kkkarl rove. Shades of kenneth blackwell. What is it about these Ohio Secretaries of State???? If they're republi-CON, it seems, they're severely-partisan crooks! Same thing for katherine harris in Florida 12 years ago.

There's something a bit fishy swimming around somewhere in here. Makes me wonder if there's anything to that Anonymous story about their hacking the wrongney campaign's ORCA program. Again, just look at the players - and rove's behavior on Pox Noise on Election Night. He damn near stopped the show when Pox called Ohio for Obama. He was SOOOOO sure. I suppose it could have been mainly because of "the math" inside their own little alternate-reality bubble. But whenever rove's involved, there tend to be Political Dark Arts involved in some way. His hands are NOT clean.

That was an utter disgrace!

I don't know what pissed me off more - that there were pigs in that audience who had the gall to boo a soldier IN THE ACTUAL FIELD OF BATTLE at that very moment, putting his life on the line in harms way at that very moment, simply because he was gay, OR that those worthless pieces of shit on the stage just stood there like so many steaming piles, and said NOTHING. NOT ONE of them, wrongney, gingrich, santorum, bachmann, rick perry, herman caine, not ONE of them spoke up and scolded the audience for its unpatriotic lack of respect. NOT ONE. NOT ONE!!!!! Oh heaven forbid we step forward and make any waves with the precious fucking teabaggers. And a nice little crowd of chickenhawks up on that stage, at that. Pretty chickenhawks all in a row. I bet NOT ONE of them ever served.

Every one of those worthless bums up on that stage proved himself or herself totally and absolutely UNFIT to be Commander-in-Chief at that moment. They stood there in utter silence while those yahoos in the audience were booing that soldier. So impressed (NOT!!!!!) with the type of crowd these candidates attracted. The "let 'em DIE!" crowd. The cheer-all-those-executions crowd. The boo-a-soldier-on-active-duty-in-a-war-zone crowd. UNWORTHY. TOTALLY AND ABSOLUTELY UNWORTHY. They just disgraced themselves that night, in my opinion. The whole disgusting lineup of them.

That was a national disgrace. What's that old saying - "by thy friends art thou known"? That night, I saw a totally repulsive, treasonous, disgusting crowd of so-called people I don't want ANY part of.

Welcome to DU, montex!

No kidding. That's one of the most astounding little factoids of this campaign. Too bad she wasn't completely hosed outta there. Unfortunately she gets to return to her job on Capitol Hill. What are those constituents THINKING???????

Glad you're here. Maybe you can help us figure that out...