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And best of all, he got bored at the very last second, to make sure that there could not be a Democratic primary in Indiana. psh


I dearly wish the Dems would begin lambasting Republican obstructionism, and when they have a moment where they're tired of saying that, they'd use that moment to lambaste the media for having a conservative bias. Maybe, after about twenty years, the media would finally get to the middle again.

Tim McGovern

"AP’s article includes some quotes from one of the true moderate Republicans who’ve served in the Senate in the last decade, the former Republican Arlen Specter, who was driven from the Party by the conservatives who run the show and who very well may lose his bid for re-election to Right Wing Republican Pat Toomey."

Umm, excuse me? You just wrote a terrific post quoting Ian Welsh, and then went and didn't mention Mr. Sestak? I'd like to take it as you writing in character for this post, but this feels like one of your sermons on the mount (lowercase on purpose), and I don't appreciate you holding back on any real info. As it is, I'm a Joe volunteer, and, unless you know something, I'd thank you for not taking our primary in on the point that is very well taken.

You're right on Bayh, though. Links aside, the Rude Pundit got him cold.


Tim, I don't climb mounts to give sermons, I climb up on my high horse. But this is just a case of me writing int he character of someone feeling very gloomy after reading the polls. I'm not predicting Specter will beat Sestak, but the polls don't show either of them doing well against Toomey in the fall, and my point was simply that Toomey represents another attack on moderation from the Right. It's great that you're working for Sestak and I hope he wins both the primary and the general.

Tim McGovern

Alrighty then, objection withdrawn! I didn't mean to sound mean - my 'lower case intended' line was an attempt to underscore the 'in character of the post' part.

I did ask his staff his stance on the nuclear option today, they said he's for limits on it (like Harkin's plan), but not sure yet on the actual getting rid of the whole damn thing.

Someone else somewhere said 'gogo Unity12 Bayh/Bloomberg!', but I'm not sure which one of the two's ego would crumple first in regard to which comes first. My guess would be that for Bayh, as always, money talks, walks, and does everything else, so Bloomberg would eventually crack his whip and there it would go, right into David Broder's dreamland. AKA, about .04% of America, or as the smart money calls it, the Friedmans.


All I know is that the apple in this case fell off the tree, rolled down the hill and into the road, where it was flattened by a tractor-trailer rig. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Maybe Evan's dad is interested in a return to the Senate? He's still in his 80s, which is the new 60s. LOL.

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