I’m a little lamb who’s lost in the woods

Let’s get over 15K for Conor Lamb in PA-18. I don’t love his position on gun control. but if we win this it will scare the shit out of Republicans. Remember that what is best in life is to see your enemies driven before you.

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130 replies
  1. 1
    kindness says:

    I don’t love Conner’s position on Nancy Pelosi either but I want him to win.

  2. 2
    Baud says:

    The GOP is spending an insane amount of money in this race. Winning the seat would be such a boost for us.

  3. 3
    Corner Stone says:

    There are some spots you just can’t be an F NRA rating and win a seat, no matter how large the wave.

  4. 4
    Mike J says:

    The Pelosi thing bothers me a lot more than the gun thing.

  5. 5
    Corner Stone says:

    J-Pod choking on trying to defend Gary Cohn on not resigning after Charlottesville.

  6. 6
    Corner Stone says:

    @Mike J: Pelosi DGAF, neither do I. They are going to bathe him in Pelosi no matter what he says.

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    Mary G says:

    This was probably the final straw for Cohn:

    Am told Trump had cancelled the last-ditch meeting Gary had arranged on Thursday with the downstream steel and aluminum companies. https://t.co/NL7hKXeiEx— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) March 6, 2018

  8. 8
    Baud says:

    @Corner Stone: “There’s Nazis, sure, but then there’s tariffs.”

  9. 9
    Corner Stone says:

    @Baud: TAXCUTS! TAXCUTS!

  10. 10
    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Corner Stone:
    As we all know, tax cuts are God, tax cuts are life.

  11. 11
    Fair Economist says:

    Conor Lamb is pro-choice, so it’s not like he’s some kind of RINO.

  12. 12
    Mary G says:

    A text from a WH official: “RIP 🌎”— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) March 6, 2018

    If the emoji doesn’t show up, it’s a globe/Earth. That’s what Breitbart uses for Jewish people. They aren’t even pretending not to be racists anymore.

  13. 13

    I have no doubt that if Lamb wins we’ll be complaining about his votes in short order, but I hope he does since that’s the only way shit gets done.

    @Mary G:

    If the emoji doesn’t show up, it’s a globe/Earth. That’s what Breitbart uses for Jewish people

    Technically it just means globalist cuck.

  14. 14
    Roger Moore says:

    @Mary G:

    They aren’t even pretending not to be racists anymore.

    Their pretending is getting thinner and thinner, but they are still pretending. If they had completely given up, they would come straight out and say “Jew” instead of using code.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    Technically it just means globalist cuck.

    Where “globalist” is a euphemism for Jew.

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    Corner Stone says:

    I wonder how many trips for coffee Cohn made during his stint as a coffee boy in the WH.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Mary G: love it!

    Trumpov: “DONT YOU UNDERSTAND GARY I CAN NEVER CHANGE MY MINDITMAKESMELOOKWEAKTHATSWHATMYDADALWAYSSAIDSAMMIT!!!!!”

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Corner Stone: How many days past one year has he been there officially? That’s the key.

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    divF says:

    @Roger Moore: “Rootless cosmopolite” was the late-Stalinist terminology.

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    @Roger Moore: right, but it’s got vaguely plausible deniability.

    ETA which is not to say it’s actually plausible

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    rikyrah says:

    He knows his district. Support his fight

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    @Major Major Major Major:
    I assure you, most people are highly suspicious of the idea that anyone speaks in code like that. It’s excellent deniability.

  23. 23
    Baud says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: It’s certainly not as obvious a sign as the terrorist fist bump.

  24. 24
    Corner Stone says:

    @divF: Oh no. Not another one about Stalin.

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    @Baud: Frank is right though. Lots of people are happy to write it off when a white/conservative person does it.

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    Baud says:

    @Major Major Major Major: He is right. I was just engaging in some tomfoolery.

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    Mary G says:

    Dow futures down 350 points. Wonder why?

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    bystander says:

    Twitler’s meltdown, while enjoyable, is proving to be expensive for everyone. Ryan may soon be showing us how a spineless twerp pulls the rug out from under him.

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    mai naem mobile says:

    Hey, how about some love for http://hiralforcongress.com/. Shes running in Trent Franks’ old district. It’s a very red district but c’mon anything can happen in 2018. She’s a good candidate. Her opponent is the state ALEC head and had a minor campaign finance issue that hopefully will become a bigger problem.

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    SFAW says:

    Remember that what is best in life is to see your enemies driven before you.

    That, and hear the lamentations of their snowflakes.

    [Which will include ZEGK, I hope; said “hope” also includes that we’ll be able to refer to him as “Former Representative.”]

  31. 31
    lollipopguild says:

    @Baud: “And you get a terrorist fist bump! and one for you! Everybody gets a terrorist fist bump!”

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    Aleta says:

    The world could bring the US to its knees by coordinating a coffee embargo. Though I guess blockading Hawaii is out of the question.

  33. 33
    SFAW says:

    @bystander:

    Twitler’s meltdown

    Sorry, but my game program is about 6 hours old, so I’ve lost track. Which meltdown are you talkin’ ’bout (Willis)?

  34. 34
    sukabi says:

    Off topic, but something to make you smile…

    Michelle Obama met with little Parker and had a dance party

  35. 35
    geg6 says:

    Damn straight. And he’s pro-choice, so he’s not a complete asshole.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @bystander: Congress has the authority to stop tariffs if they choose. Until they act, ZEGS is just posturing.

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    Mary G says:

    Another text from another WH official: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🌎🔥🔥🔥🔥— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) March 6, 2018

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    mike in dc says:

    The internet needs a Trump Turnover Tracker. Gotta be over 50% at this point.

  39. 39
    SFAW says:

    @Corner Stone:

    Until they act, ZEGS is just posturing.

    Paging Captain Renault! Captain Louis Renault!

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    @Baud: @Mary G: @Frankensteinbeck: even Stephen Miller complains about “globalists” and “cosmopolitans”, and he’s actually Jewish. I’m not saying that this means these people aren’t secretly saying ‘Jew’, so much as Miller is an idiot and also seems to forget himself.

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    debbie says:

    I witnessed a powerful example of karma today and so was reminded the universe will make sure the GOP gets back what it has meted out. I am increasingly confident delivery will occur on November 6, 2018.

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    debbie says:

    @Mary G:

    Can’t that just mean the world is on fire?

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    Chyron HR says:

    @Mary G:

    Okay, so how do they actually justify alleged comments like “burn earth burn” and “RIP earth”?

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    @mai naem mobile: I used to know a Hiral when I was in school. She was very naughty

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    @Chyron HR: they’re “telling globalists to fuck off.” Globalism destroys American jobs and brings in undesirable immigrants yadda yadda

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    Yutsano says:

    @Baud: I wonder if Saccone is suffering from information overload. As in: he’s not giving voters in the district as good reason to vote FOR him. Instead he’s just attacking Lamb, and it’s having a boomerang effect. Plus all the outside money might be leaving a bad taste. Either way GO BABY SHEEP!!!

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    Corner Stone says:

    @SFAW: I have some bad news for you. Superman is really Clark Kent when he takes off his glasses.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Major Major Major Major:
    Odd, then, that they’re such a fan of international man of business, Donald Trump.

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    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    Guess who else is running for a Dem seat by running against Pelosi:

    “At this point, I think a new leader is something that would be wise for Democrats,” Levi Sanders said. “Do I have the name of someone else I’d vote for? Not right now. But I have some concerns about Pelosi.”

    So it’s true, a nut doesn’t fall far from its tree.

  51. 51
    debbie says:

    @David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch:

    Those are the guys who should lose, hopefully in primaries.

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    geg6 says:

    @Yutsano:

    I think you are right in that people can’t help but notice that Saccone’s ads are all paid for by some entity other than his own campaign and Lamb’s are all paid for by his campaign. Especially when Lamb points that out, in his very nice, calm way. His closer ad is really good and super positive. He may just pull this out.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch:

    So it’s true, a nut doesn’t fall far from its tree.

    The shit doesn’t fall far from the asshole.

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    tobie says:

    @David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch: add to that the Arab-American woman running for Conyers former seat. Woman of a certain age are the target of so much venom.

  55. 55
    debbie says:

    Oh, please.

    Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018

    Would SHS or Kellyanne have written this one?

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    SFAW says:

    @Corner Stone:

    I have some bad news for you. Superman is really Clark Kent when he takes off his glasses.

    LIAR!!!!!!

    [Apropos of nothing in particular:
    National Lampoon
    , in the early days, had a piece called “Spoilers.” For the monster/horror movies, they listed what killed the monster. My favorite was for King Kong: “Beauty and/or twin-mounted Vickers machine guns.”]

    ETA: Yes, I’m weird.

  57. 57

    @Roger Moore: why it’s enough to make you wonder if they’re just dressing anti semitism up as aggrieved populism for deniability’s sake!

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    Mary G says:

    @Major Major Major Major: I read an article somewhere that I can’t find now, that said Breitbart and other alt-right spaces were using it in place of the triple punctuation mark that’s not brackets. On twitter 11 people agree with me and one person insists it’s globalists, not Jewish people, so I could be wrong.

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    Gretchen says:

    I got a call from the DCCC this afternoon telling me about the importance of flipping the House. I asked why they’ve done so little to help Lamb when there aren’t any other special elections going on and the Kochs have dumped millions into it. The caller insisted that they were on the ground early for him and have been working tirelessly to get him elected. True?

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    Yutsano says:

    @geg6: Pus from what I understand Saccone has been airing A LOT of them. Probably to the point where people are getting turned off. Meanwhile Lamb is doing outreach, GOTV, and person to person contact. Has Saccone even done anything like that?

    @Gretchen:

    The caller insisted that they were on the ground early for him and have been working tirelessly to get him elected. True?

    I’m a little surprised the caller told you that. Remember how it wasn’t revealed that the DSCC was supporting Doug Jones until after the election? It wouldn’t surprise me if there’s a similar dynamic here. Especially if they’re helping with the background stuff like the GOTV and card writing campaigns.

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    @Mary G: were the people on Twitter who agree with you fellow liberals? I imagine an alt-righter would tell you it means globalist (without mentioning that globalist is code for Jews).

    I really am not trying to get the comment thread bogged down in this and am done now. I was just translating it into the euphemism that its users will say it means.

  62. 62
    opiejeanne says:

    Off topic.
    We are in Houston, waiting to board the plane to Orlando.
    I have never seen so many bars in an airport, anywhere.
    And Houston just made my list of airports I don’t like. It’s a short list because I’m fairly patient when flying.

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    Gretchen says:

    I think I’ll give straight to Lamb. His closer ad is really positive and strong – standing with teachers, nurses, workers, not just Marines like himself are heroes. One of the opposition ads is super-annoying – a cartoon of a lamb dancing after Nancy Pelosi while a small child sings Mary had a Little Lamb, off-key and endlessly – it’s a minute long on grate on your nerves. And does the average voter really know or care who Nancy Pelosi is? Is House Minority Leader on the lips of the average PA voter? Sending a few bucks to Lamb’s campaign directly. The DCCC can wait.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    Miller thinks that his buddies think of him as one of the “good ones.”

    He never bothered to find out what happened to the “good ones” the last time a political party decided to try and kill as many Jews as it could.

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    Mary G says:

    @Major Major Major Major: Mashable,

    The term comes from the conspiracy theory that Jewish people maintain financial control of the global economy.

    That’s the only one I can find right away, but it’s mostly based on the personal observation on Twitter.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @opiejeanne:

    I have never seen so many bars in an airport, anywhere.
    And Houston just made my list of airports I don’t like. It’s a short list because I’m fairly patient when flying.

    IAH is not the worst airport I have ever flown into/out of.

  67. 67
    Chyron HR says:

    @David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch:

    Does… does Messiah Jr. actually think he’s running for a US House seat?

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Gretchen:

    Yutsy beat me to it — the DNC and DSCC did a lot of under-the-radar work for Doug Jones by helping the local NAACP get mobilized, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they were doing the same for Lamb.

    But donating directly to the candidate is good, too.

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    @Mary G: again, we’re all in agreement that the people using it are using it as code for Jew. I’m just letting people know that they’ll tell you it means globalist.

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    Mary G says:

    Guess Lamb’s opponent hasn’t wowed his party:

    One Republican field worker in #PA18 says, "If we had a strong candidate, we wouldn't be here.""https://t.co/Ly9kkRz3bD— David Catanese (@davecatanese) March 7, 2018

    @Gretchen: That ad sounds almost as bad as Carly Fiorina’s demon sheep. Same species, even.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Chyron HR: He is. NH district 1.

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    Barbara says:

    @Mary G: Having an ad that gives voters an easy mnemonic for remembering your opponent’s name doesn’t seem like a wise strategy.

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    TS says:

    @Mary G:

    Dow futures down 350 points. Wonder why?

    Market in Australia heading to 1% down – only been open for an hour.

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    jl says:

    ” Remember that what is best in life is to see your enemies driven before you. ”

    And to hear the lamentations of political consultants.

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    agorabum says:

    @kindness: Not voting for Pelosi as speaker is different from voting for a Republican as speaker. It just means “I think the Dems should have a different Democrat leading their house delegation.”

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    Just One More Canuck says:

    @David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch: in this case, it’s the turd doesn’t fall far from the asshole

    ETA – beaten by Roger

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    JR says:

    @Mary G: are they threatening him? Reads like it. Blow their covers Swan.

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    ET says:

    So Cohen is out and tRump wants to implement the tariffs in a “very loving way,”?!? Seriously WTF!???

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    Jeffro says:

    @ET: this is how wife/child abusers talk…and Twitter is on fire pointing it out

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    Corner Stone says:

    Not really a big fan when Tweety tries to scold and cut off Stephanie Ruhle.

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    Baud says:

    @Corner Stone: As long as he doesn’t slip her the Bill Cosby pill…

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    Gretchen says:

    @Yutsano: Maybe you’re right that the DCCC is keeping their support on the downlow. I hope so. Now I feel a little bad about going after that poor young man. After all, calling strangers for money sucks.

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    James E. Powell says:

    @Corner Stone:

    He is such a dick! Does he know that he is known at Tweety pretty much throughout the internet universe?

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    Wapiti says:

    @Aleta: I think we can disregard Hawaii as a significant coffee producer. Much of the “Kona” coffee I’ve seen have been cut to 5% Hawaiian, 95% other origin.

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    Gretchen says:

    @Mary G: It’s even worse than the demon sheep – that one had me scratching my head going wha? This had me wanting that annoying kid to shut up.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Mnemosyne: It wouldn’t surprise me, given the area and the nature of the electorate, if there wasn’t some subtle union outreach here under the radar. There’s a LOT of labour workers around and that is still very much a Democratic resource.

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    Aleta says:

    @ET: sounds like fundamentalist and conservative christians

    eta just as Jeffro said

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    Gretchen says:

    @opiejeanne:Which Houston airport – Hobbs or GW Bush? And lots of bars doesn’t make it sound like a bad place :)

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    Corner Stone says:

    @James E. Powell: I have maintained for a while now that Matthews has entered early onset dementia.
    Does not exclude him from being an asshole, I just think it can bring out the nasty true side of him when he’s not expecting it.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Corner Stone: Maybe if we ask nicely, Stalin can be added to the FYWP list in place of the recently deleted words.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    I’m just letting people know that they’ll tell you it means globalist.

    And some of them are dumb enough to believe that actually is what it means, at least until they ask one of their buddies to explain.

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    WaterGirl says:

    Just donated. Let’s win this thing.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Gretchen: I believe it was IAH. No one I know says Bush anything. It’s always Intercontinental or IAH.

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    @Mnemosyne: yeah that’s the other reason it can be valuable to know that. Sometimes dog whistles get pretty detached from their referent. Hell, Miller might be stupid enough to think it.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    The world could bring the US to its knees by coordinating a coffee embargo. Though I guess blockading Hawaii is out of the question.

    @Aleta: As I found out the hard way, unless you are on the Big Island and are buying it straight from the grower, you are not getting anything more than at best a few beans of Kona mixed in with a bunch of coffee from elsewhere.

    Also, for the Houston airport haters; it never snows out or jams up, and has the best food of any airport I’ve been to – not just in the US, but in the world. Yes, there are bars. They drink there. You would too if you lived in Houston.

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    TenguPhule says:

    Gary Cohn is out the door, so how much worse is the replacement going to be?

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    Aleta says:

    @Wapiti: Oh good. All systems go then.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Aleta:

    Though I guess blockading Hawaii is out of the question.

    C’mon don’t give the Orange bastard any more stupid ideas!

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    Schlemazel says:

    @Corner Stone:
    It is in the top 5 worst in my book. Have to go some to beat out LAX.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Gretchen: I am pretty sure I was called, maybe DCCC or maybe DNC, on behalf of Conor Lamb. Would have been middle of February. Delighted to get the call.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Wapiti:

    Much of the “Kona” coffee I’ve seen have been cut to 5% Hawaiian, 95% other origin.

    Most of what is available in stores in Hawaii mandate a minimum of 10-20% actual Kona coffee. The 100% stuff goes for like $20 a pound though.

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    Schlemazel says:

    @ET:
    Sure I beat you but its in a loving way.

    and @Jeffro: got there first

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    Central Planning says:

    @Corner Stone: That doesn’t make any sense. Superman wouldn’t be able to see! (h/t Mystery Men)

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Schlemazel: When was the last time you were in IAH?

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    MomSense says:

    @kindness:

    We have to win first – and then we can push him to do the right thing.

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    ruemara says:

    @debbie: from your mouth to FSM’s noodly appendages.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Ezra Klein
    ‏Verified account @ezraklein

    Why not refuse to pass this bill unless Republicans stop trying to destroy the CFPB? Or pass a DCA fix? Or whatever? Republicans can’t pass this bill without Dem support. Dems had negotiating power here, and decided not to use it.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Aleta: @Schlemazel: “I only do this because I love you”

    “This hurts me far more than it hurts you”

    “If only _____, I wouldn’t have to _____”

    It’s just sick. Sad that we all recognize this kind of patter; hopeful that so many will stand up to fight it and defeat it.

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    Aleta says:

    @TenguPhule: May his stupid ideas take him down like cement golf shoes to caddy for the fishes.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Corner Stone:

    Dems had negotiating power here, and decided not to use it.

    But it would be rude to bring that up.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Aleta: What kind of grudge do you have against fishes?

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    frosty says:

    Donated. Let’s flip it.

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    @TenguPhule:
    It would certainly be stupid to bring that up, since the idea Dems had enough leverage to extract things Republicans absolutely do not want to pass from a bill Republicans are merely okay with suggests Klein lives in a wishful fantasy land. Which, alas, he does. He was great at explaining the mechanics of Obamacare. Godawful at the politics involved then, and clearly hasn’t improved. Reminds me of Krugman in that way.

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    satby says:

    @debbie: would love to hear about it!

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: Bullshit. That is a fucking garbage take. This bill does not pass without D votes. Let it die if R’s are soft on it. Why pitch in and carry their ball for them?

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    Corner Stone says:

    Now we get to remove regulations the R’s and banksters want removed. And we get…??? There is no protection for D’s in tight races. They will get slandered no matter what they do. Why this bill? For nothing. Why?

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    @Corner Stone:
    Because the Dems who voted for it overall like the bill? Because it’s not the ‘guts Dodd-Frank’ that it got first reported as, but a fix to problems that Frank himself admitted were in the original? It may or may not go too far, but this isn’t some Republican wish list bill. It’s a sausage bill of compromises that some people on both sides want. I wouldn’t cry if it died, but the idea Democrats could use it as ‘leverage’ is stupid as Hell.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: Why though? Why get on board to pass this bill now? None of this makes any sense.

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    Corner Stone says:

    God damn edit window.

    Then what’s the fucking point? The idea that after 8 years of solid R obstruction the D’s now mysteriously are completely powerless amazes me. They don’t have the majority but they are not powerless.

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    geg6 says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    I would guess in this district that they are working with the unions. It is still a big union area. That’s who Biden and Lamb held a rally with today. Saccone is very anti-union.

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    Another Scott says:

    @mai naem mobile: Thanks for the pointer. She looks like a good candidate.

    Donated.

    Fingers crossed!

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    Another Scott says:

    @rikyrah: Yup.

    Donated. (Again.)

    Thanks Doug!

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    geg6 says:

    Just saw the first outside ad I’ve seen for Lamb and it’s from Vote Vets. DCCC did some early ads for Lamb but not for quite a while. If they are supporting him now, it’s on the ground, not on the airwaves.

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    SteveinSC says:

    I donated. Go Conor. I loved his “Save Social Security” ad

    And for god’s sake will someone tell tweety that the analogy of the trumps is not the Romanov’s? it is more like Tony Soprano and the Manhattan Hillbillies. Jesus, will he give up the allusions to the past? I remember Bobby Kennedy and Jack and Ethel and John John…hell I remember Ike and Stevenson and Joe McCarthy but nobody else does who’s not nearly dead. And the fucking drunk Tip O’Neal. Oh, and tweety predicted that Rand Paul would be the Republican nominee, as a final QED..

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    opiejeanne says:

    @Gretchen: Bush. I think it’s named after Poppy and not W but I could be wrong.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @The Moar You Know: not the best food. SFO used to have excellent food as did ONT. What we had, chicken tacos, were barely edible. Whoever designed/made them should be sued.

    We didn’t want a drink, but I can sympathize with Texans for needing booze; we needed something solid. Now we’re in a taxi, it’s nearly ten pm and we’re hoping there’s something good near the hotel.

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    JR says:

    @SteveinSC: Charles X

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    Representatives should, shit, I don’t know, maybe represent. There’s your 15k.

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    Remember that what is best in life is to see your enemies driven before you.

    Sometimes. Other times, getting them to stop voting for two-bit- ratfuck soulless criminals is enough.

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