Punching Back

Rep. Eric Massa is rather wound up on the Ed Show.






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    Cat Lady says:

    I’ve stopped paying attention to anything news related on my teevee. If he’s not punching back at Cheney or Demint then he can die in a pants fire too.

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    demkat620 says:

    My comment about that is why I am in moderation.

    I loved it. About time somebody called that assclown out.

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    demkat620 says:

    @Cat Lady: He calls Cheney a coward. How do you like them apples?

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    Violet says:

    @demkat620:
    About damn time. Calling the Republicans cowards should be standard MO for the Dems. It’s not hard to do because it’s true.

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    demkat620 says:

    @Violet: Oh it was soooo good. He told Schultz if Cheney would only debate him on FoxNews he would me him on his home court. It. Was. Schweet.

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    smiley says:

    Cheeney is a coward. A very rich one. And that was his only goal. He’s a republican.

    /some literary-style reference that I don’t remember.

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    MattR says:

    @demkat620: So this isn’t another HCR thread? Good to know I can actually pay attention.

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    Anyone have a link? I’m in an undisclosed location with no Tee-Vee.

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    Mike Kay says:

    Meanwhile, watching CNN last night I noticed media whores Larry King, and perhaps the biggest media whore, ever, Anderson Cooper were on vacation.

    Now, can you imagine if Lindsey Lohan had committed suicide, would they have remained on vacation? No.

    That just shows you how no body is tuning in. No eye balls = no Anderson.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    @Cat Lady:

    Same here. I will check the headlines to see if anything new has happened overnight. But watching the food fights and meme wanking is like hitting yourself repeatedly with a stupid stick/ I will watch congress when they come back, because that is where news is really made. But the bobbleheads can bobble themselves without me to suffer thru it.

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    Mike Kay says:

    wait a minute, didn’t massa get the FDL memo, we’re attacking Raaaaaahm this week.

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    beltane says:

    NPR, while pointing out all the “finger pointing” in the underwear bomber case, managed to point a pretty big finger at Jim DeMint. Let the New Year be heralded in with some truth for once.

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    JGabriel says:

    Violet:

    About damn time. Calling the Republicans cowards should be standard MO for the Dems.

    Seconded.

    .

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    Violet says:

    @demkat620:
    That’s excellent. Cheney is a serious coward. Along with all those fear-mongering Republicans. They want everyone cowering all the time.

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    Zifnab says:

    @beltane: See. NPR ain’t all bad.

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    danimal says:

    @Violet:

    Calling the Republicans cowards should be standard MO for the Dems

    Agreed, with the caveat that there should always be a bedwetting reference thrown in as well.

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    Cat Lady says:

    @demkat620:

    Well, a Dem is on Ed Schultz’s barely watched show calling out Dick “6 deferments” Cheney, who IS a fucking coward, a fact established long ago. BFD. What will make anything different?

    Everyone knows anyone appearing on MSNBC is a lying libtard.

    /howie kurtz

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    auntieeminaz says:

    Rep. Massa was awesome. More of this passion from the democrats please!

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    Eric U. says:

    I’m watching two football teams from schools that shouldn’t have football teams play on a blue carpet. Cheney can go Cheney himself as far as I care.

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    burnspbesq says:

    I gave money to Massa’ campaign through ActBlue.

    This is the return on my investment that I had in mind.

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    AhabTRuler says:

    Cheeney is a coward. A very rich one. And that was his only goal. He’s a republican.

    Let’s be clear: he wasn’t very rich until late in his life. As Wikipedia states:

    Cheney’s net worth, estimated to be between $30 million and $100 million, is largely derived from his post at Halliburton, as well as the Cheneys’ gross income of nearly $8.82 million.

    Prior to that he had worked in various appointed and elected government positions, which ain’t no way to get rich.
    Cheney got into the political arena for the power.

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    r€nato says:

    Dick Cheney passed up five opportunities – FIVE – to fight for his country.

    If this were a decent nation, he should not be able to appear in public without being pelted with tomatoes, eggs, large stones, and any other handy object that’s not bolted down.

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    r€nato says:

    I support a constitutional amendment that says Dick Cheney must shut the fuck up, forever.

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    r€nato says:

    Cheney must be stopped. How do we cut off his supply of freshly-killed infant blood?

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    Jennifer says:

    Only a coward would think torturing people is an acceptable practice.

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    Tomlinson says:

    @Mike Kay:

    wait a minute, didn’t massa get the FDL memo, we’re attacking Raaaaaahm this week.

    FDL political persuasion in action.

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @AhabTRuler:
    While it wouldn’t be technically “rich,” as in $30 million rich, he was a Rep., and likely had a large warchest, and the sec. def salary is nothing to sneeze at.

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    Mike Kay says:

    I can’t believe Massa and Schultz are wasting their time attacking cheney when they could be attacking obama for failing to repeal the federal christmas holiday, which is nothing more than a betray of his promise to keep church and state separated and a sellout to his Big Christmas masters on wall street.

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    Leelee for Obama says:

    @r€nato: Can we start a petition for this? I would definitely like to see this happen.

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    sgwhiteinfla says:

    Jed Lewison already has the video ready

    http://www.dailykos.com/tv/w/002457/

    It was truly heartwarming to see!

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    AhabTRuler says:

    he was a Rep., and likely had a large warchest, and the sec. def salary is nothing to sneeze at.

    Feh. That’s not CEO money.

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    Seebach says:

    Can someone bump off Maureen Down, too?

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    Tomlinson says:

    OK, so I’m watching Tweety, and Cheney’s ex-chief of staff is on, whining that Obama isn’t “showing enough emotion” and is acting like “Dr Spock.”

    I think my head may explode.

    What do these people want, a fucking bedtime lullaby from Obama?

    P.S. Oh, now it’s because this happened on Christmas! And Obama didn’t come out to comfort us on Christmas, that most holy of Christian days!

    Please.

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    Mike Kay says:

    @Tomlinson:

    OK, so I’m watching Tweety, and Cheney’s ex-chief of staff is on, whining that Obama isn’t “showing enough emotion” and is acting like “Dr Spock.”

    That’s funny, considering how emotionless cheney is/was.

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    Mike Kay says:

    @Seebach:

    Can someone bump off Maureen Down, too?

    She’s STILL alive? I thought continued Botox use was lethal? Anyways, where does she work these days?

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    Seebach says:

    @Mike Kay: She’s the one who suggested Obama was Mr. Spock

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    Tom says:

    And Matthews and Joan Walsh smacked down that Cheney toady on Hardball. Walsh had a rant on there that needs to be looped on its own Web page for quick reference. It was brilliant.

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    Betsy says:

    @Tomlinson:

    Cheney’s ex-chief of staff is on, whining that Obama isn’t “showing enough emotion” and is acting like “Dr Spock.” making it easy for us to mock him as a scaredy-cat, unlike us brave republicans

    Fixed it for ya.

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    beltane says:

    @Seebach: Please, please, no violence. Just put MoDo behind the firewall where she belongs, and have her take Douthat, Brooks, and Friedman with her. I don’t even mind if they have fancy caterers bringing them food and wine, just as long as they’re behind that firewall.

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    Tom says:

    @Tomlinson

    That was pathetic. He literally said (with some help from Tweety) that Obama wasn’t showing the “right” emotion. It’s like they’re a collection of psycho girlfriends who freak out because they don’t think their boyfriend says “i love you” with the right sincerity.

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    Violet says:

    @Tom: LOL. That’s it exactly. Tweety, especially, is like a whiny teenage girl.

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    I am late to the blog (and of course all of the threads) so I shall be brief.

    Sully is a fucking idiot, he, like I lived through the terrorism of the IRA and he knows damn well what it is like, you don’t fire a cabinet head because someone wearing an explosive nappy manages to get on a plane in a country in which you have no fucking control over security. He manages to piss me off on a level that makes me ashamed to be a Brit.

    Today there was “a van” in Times Square, it was “suspicious” I was delighted to see that it was quickly surrounded and Times Square was evacuated. This is terrorism people, not a spectacular event that kills hundreds, you kill one at a time, that instills fear.

    The fucking republicans are a bunch of pants wetting pussies, I mean really I thought the US of A was the biggest baddest son of a bitch on the block, what is with all the “we issssssss skeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerd” shit?

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    Tomlinson says:

    Um, hey, Tweety?

    Did you just say that it is insane that there is no train between Washington D.C. and New York. With a straight (albeit deeply concerned) face?

    What.the.fuck?

    Yeah, it’s insane alrighty.

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    Tomlinson says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt:

    I mean really I thought the US of A was the biggest baddest son of a bitch on the block, what is with all the “we issssssss skeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerd” shit?

    See above. The Republicans just want to make sure we’re in touch with our softer sides.

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    The Republic of Stupidity says:

    @r€nato:

    How do we cut off his supply of freshly-killed infant blood?

    It won’t do any good. He’ll just move on to puppies.

    (Think Renfield from Dracula…)

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    beltane says:

    @Tomlinson: There’s no train between New York and Washington? But I’ve been on that train. Or I thought I’ve been on that train. Am I losing my mind or is Tweety an idiot?

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    @Tomlinson: So to recap. Within the past 24 hours:

    A dipshit repeats dipshitty older comment about Hawaii seeming all exotic and weird.

    Another dipshit repeats dipshitty new comment about the Admin. needing to show more emotion.

    Can there be any question that we’re rushing towards the WEH?

    (No.)

    It’s like they’re a collection of psycho girlfriends who freak out because they don’t think their boyfriend says “i love you” with the right sincerity.

    Or soldiers in the War for Christmas freaking out because the cashier doesn’t say Merry Christmas like she really means it and there isn’t any wrapping paper with Baby Jesuses on it and the music system is only playing non-Jesus specific Christmas Muzak!

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    beltane says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: The discussion regarding Sully’s obsession with Napolitano and other women was held this morning. It is one of his more unpleasant quirks.

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    AhabTRuler says:

    @beltane: There are several, including the Acela, a rather pathetic attempt at introducing high-speed rail to the Eastern corridor.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    @beltane:

    His Palin panty sniffing was more creepy than quirk, Imo/

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    The Republic of Stupidity says:

    Am I losing my mind or is Tweety an idiot?

    No need to link the two. Apart from questioning your sanity, yes, Tweety is an idiot… and apparently one w/ a ‘thing’ for older men…

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    Rey says:

    @Tomlinson & beltane

    Tweety is an idiot.

    I live in Tennessee and even I know there is a train between DC to New York. If anyone has ever had a conversation with anybody from NY or DC knows that the train takes 1-2 hours tops.

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    Cat Lady says:

    I love how Dick “dick” Cheney pops his head out between Lynn and Liz’s fat asses, snarls at Obama, then retreats behind their skirts. He has to hunt on a stocked game farm, then shoots a man point blank. He only talks to Fox. He let Scooter take the fall. He hides in an undisclosed location for 8 years. He profits from wars he promoted while he had “other priorities” during Vietnam. He had to have Bush sit with him to testify to the 9/11 Commission. He ok’d secret hit squads so he wouldn’t get his soft pink hands dirty. What a man.

    You’d think there would be some enterprising reporters who would like to revisit some of those events. You’d think wrong.

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    Nick says:

    Ed asked Eric Massa who no one was talking like him…the answer to that question is that Ed (whom I not a big fan of btw) is one of the few people who let them.

    When the last time you’ve seen Eric Massa on Meet the Press? Yep, exactly.

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    Mike Kay says:

    @Tomlinson:

    Did you just say that it is insane that there is no train between Washington D.C. and New York. With a straight (albeit deeply concerned) face?

    Maybe he meant lear-jet-taxi.

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    @Tomlinson: My boss and I discussed this this morning and the basic result was “Americans are fucking pussies” I mean really, you get your pants in a knot because a person can’t adequately explode his under pants on a plane? If this was a Monty Python sketch I would say that it was unbelievable.

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    mcd410x says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: This.

    I just know Sully demanded someone in Maggie’s govt resign, right?

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    demimondian says:

    @Tomlinson: The best part of all this? Christmas is actually a very minor Holy Day. (No, seriously, folks, baby Jeebus and all that…I mean, I loves me some Midnight Mass as much as the next -religious nutcase- devout person, but, um, yeah… Clue? Christmas is really unimportant. It’s what FOLLOWED that mattered.)

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    AhabTRuler says:

    If anyone has ever had a conversation with anybody from NY or DC knows that the train takes 1-2 hours tops.

    The regular train takes ~3.5 hrs, while the Acela takes ~3 hrs. Ooooooh! High-speed!

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @litlebritdifrnt: YES, that!! Good catch! This entire episode has been Pythonesque. (Bonus: if the Bloomer Boomer Bomber did the kind of damage to himself that I think hope he did, he’s a shoo-in for a job in the Ministry of Silly Walks.)

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    Mike in NC says:

    He’ll just move on to puppies. (Think Renfield from Dracula…)

    I can totally picture Dick Cheney sucking the life juices out of rats and cockroaches for nourishment. There had to be a reason he liked those underground bunkers.

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    Tomlinson says:

    @Mike in NC:

    I can totally picture Dick Cheney sucking the life juices out of rats and cockroaches for nourishment. There had to be a reason he liked those underground bunkers.

    I always sort of figured that he emerged from the bunkers only at night, to feed.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    @Tomlinson:

    I always sort of figured that he emerged from the bunkers only at night, to feed.

    Dick Cheney feeds upon the nectar of death.

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    RedKitten says:

    OK, so I’m watching Tweety, and Cheney’s ex-chief of staff is on, whining that Obama isn’t “showing enough emotion” and is acting like “Dr Spock.”

    Well, Obama HAS to act like Dr. Spock, what with all of the whiny-ass-titty-babies surrounding him.

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    ellie says:

    @Cat Lady: That was a beautiful and succinct overview.

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    The Republic of Stupidity says:

    @Cat Lady:

    He had to have Bush sit with him to testify to the 9/11 Commission.

    Rumor has it they were holding each other’s hand under the table… for support, mind you…

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @beltane:

    The discussion regarding Sully’s obsession with Napolitano and other women was held this morning. It is one of his more unpleasant quirks.

    @General Winfield Stuck:

    His Palin panty sniffing was more creepy than quirk, Imo/

    Anybody bring up the classic politically-incorrect 1970s tee shirt “You don’t have to hate women to be gay, but it can’t hurt” ?

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @demimondian:

    The best part of all this? Christmas is actually a very minor Holy Day. (No, seriously, folks, baby Jeebus and all that…I mean, I loves me some Midnight Mass as much as the next religious nutcase devout person, but, um, yeah… Clue? Christmas is really unimportant. It’s what FOLLOWED that mattered.)

    The historical re-enactors at sites like Old Sturbridge Village and Plimouth Plantation are always running into trouble with aggrieved tourists who don’t believe that Amurka’s Founding Fathers(tm) didn’t send out Christmas cards or decorate trees, preferrably with Jeebus-heavy references. Even during the Civil War, imitating the trendy European fads for splashy gift-giving was considered rather noveau, and of course the “saintly” Puritans actually punished any heathen attempting to “celebrate” that very minor Holy Day (such celebrations being considered Papist, and worse, non-British). It’s not quite Adam-on-a-dinosaur level of stupid, because people who pay to visit historical sites have some concept of actual ‘history’, but their inability to buy replicas of George Washington’s tree ornaments or Thomas Jefferson’s favorite ugly Xmas sweater remains a persistent irritant.

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    SteveinSC says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: While I don’t like the tone of your post, nevertheless, I will have to say that in my part of the country, where there are more guns than shoes, it never ceases to amaze me that the rednecks and their masters, e.g. DeMint and the Lady Lindsay, are afraid of a few “wrag heads” The mother fuckers around here are letting their white republican baby daddies make them out to be cowards. Cowards! Them’s fightin’ words there, bud! And as a redneck once told me the only thing he liked more than fuckin’ was fightin’. So we have the hilarious spectacle of the huntin’, fuckin’, fightin’, good old boys hiding under their beds from camel fuckin’ A-rabs.

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    Darryl says:

    Too bad Dems don’t have the message discipline of the GOP. 15 dem commentators saying, all week on TV, “Dick Cheney is a coward” would really work wonders…

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @burnspbesq:

    I gave money to Massa’ campaign through ActBlue.

    Great idea.

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    Liberty60 says:

    @Darryl:
    Exactly-
    As a former Repub, I think the Dems need to get their act together, and work on message discipline, party discipline, and go for the attack.

    People like Grayson, Franken and now Massey are sorely needed.
    Cool wonkery might be fine for Harvard School of Government debates, but in politics you need to be able to go for the throat.

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    Steaming Pile says:

    @Cat Lady: Well, that’s because (1) unlike Fox News, not all cable subscribers get MSNBC, and (2) most people are watching the freakshow that is Glenn Beck.

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    Darryl says:

    “December 30th, 2009 at 11:48 pm Reply to this comment

    Liberty60

    @Darryl:
    Exactly-
    As a former Repub, I think the Dems need to get their act together, and work on message discipline, party discipline, and go for the attack.”

    Back when i used to bother to watch cable news, it was astonishing. Something would happen on thursday. I’d hear Rove or somebody put out a smear phrase about it on Friday. Late Friday, then Saturday, Sunday, and into next week, I’d hear no fewer than a dozen conservatives repeat the smear phrase everywhere from Hardball to Meet the Press. The repitition was amazing, and effective.

    When everybody’s pulling in the same direction, it adds up.

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    MelodyMaker says:

    the underwear bomb photo kinda looks like an eagle.
    — towelie

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    MelodyMaker says:

    doesn’t this president still rule the D party? I remember it being a big deal when he secured the nomination. Pulling Lieberman by the hand from the Senate cameras. That was cool.

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    DZ says:

    @Liberty60:

    I agree with your post in general, but the Democratic Party has long been a weird coalition of people with fundamentally incompatible views. On what basis do liberals/lefties craft a common message with DLC scumbags? How can there be party discipline when we don’t agree on anything? About all we really have is to say that we think we’re an improvement over the GOP whackjobs but we can’t tell you how because we don’t agree on anything.

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    pharniel says:

    Time warner subscribers are about to loose all fox channels…that aught to be amusing.

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