Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blackburn on FIXED News: Change the message... or... don't?

Congressman Marsha agrees that McCain needs a different issue in these waning days...

OK. This leftie wants to know, what freedoms and liberties do Republicans actually want to protect? Yes, we all know gun rights are generally what they're referring to, but seriously, what other rights do Republicans defend? Free speech? Free expression? Free will? Free love? Umm...

A little gift from Politico to TN-07 liberals

How exactly do the MBs match up? Some Blackburn vs. Bachmann trivia...(click for larger image)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Final plea for your $$$

As the 2008 election season draws to a close, Congressman Blackburn would like to make one final plea for campaign contributions...undoubtedly to spend on other races across the country. Hmm...maybe she'll donate your $$$ to the nice lady standing behind her in the picture above. You know, that congresswoman who's looking out for anti-Americanism on behalf of Minnesotans!

Here's the jest of it:
"If the Obama Democrats take control of the White House, we will be facing one of the more radical shifts in the direction of our nation in American history. And if the Democrats retain control of Congress, they will control the entire federal government!

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (D.C.C.C.), along with groups like ACORN and, has dumped tens of millions of dollars into Congressional races. They are constantly expanding their list of targeted seats. We must have the resources to fight back.

I need your help as we come to the finish line. As you know the last days of a campaign are always the most critical. Thank you!"
Obviously we know SHE doesn't need our help (TN-07 has a PVI of R+12), but there's a lengthy list of Republicans who do. Therefore, help Congressman Blackburn save her freaky friends!

Big Stumpin'

Since her House seat is virtually locked up, Marsha doesn't have to jump the McCain ship just yet. From the Miami Herald:

With his presidential bid on the line, Republican John McCain made plans to beat a hasty return to Florida and announced he would land Tuesday night, pre-empting Democrat Barack Obama's arrival on Wednesday.

Gov. Sarah Palin is also planning a return trip to Florida this week. And there's no shortage of surrogates to help make up for the Republican ticket's lighter presence on television.

Seeking to shore up McCain's appeal among religious voters, Jewish Sen. Joe Lieberman is in South Florida Tuesday, while Sen. Sam Brownback, an evangelical Protestant turned Catholic, is on his way to the state. Several other former McCain rivals -- Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee -- will also campaign for the Republican ticket in Florida this week.

Wait there's more: a bus tour aimed at women voters led by rising star U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and the wife of U.S. Mel Martinez.

Again, the rising star. Good for her. Seems like there are quite a few burning out in the Republican solar system. I know, I know...the metaphor of a solar system is a little science-y for the right wing, but it was the first thing that came to mind.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

What kind of party is this?

From some Ohio newspaper...

FAIRFIELD — A business owners roundtable is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 27, at Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield to discuss the specifics of Sen. John McCain's economic policy should he become president.

Attendees will include Patricia Heaton, who plays Raymond's wife on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond; Former Massacusetts Gov. Jane Swift; U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee; Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, heiress to the Rothschild fortune; Sandra Froman, president of the National Rifle Association; Rob Portman, former congressman and budget director of the Bush White house; and Betty Montgomery, Ohio chair of Women for McCain.

Ya...trying to comprehend this line-up gives me an instant headache. What exactly are business owners supposed to learn from Raymond's wife, an heiress, or the NRA? How to not work for anything? How to avoid paying taxes? How to shoot your way to the top?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

TN Election's what you'd expect

From "that" far-left blog...

TN-Pres: Worse than Kerry

Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 10/21-22. Likely voters. MoE 4% (No trend lines)

McCain (R) 54
Obama (D) 38

In 2004, Bush won the state 57-43, meaning that Tennessee might be one of small handful of states that actually trend more Republican than the other way around.

Most of you don't know it, but there's actually a Senate race in Tennessee this year. There's not much to see -- Lamar! leads Democrat Bob Tuke 59-37 in this poll. Like much of the Southern polling we've done, African American respondents report abnormally high "undecided" numbers. It's more of that reverse Bradley effect we've been seeing, with a higher portion of black voters refusing to tell pollsters who they support. Accounting for that, it looks like both top-of-ticket Dems are at their party's absolute floor -- about 40 percent.

Let's chalk up Tennessee as a long-term project.
Obviously TN Kos readers love them some Marsha...this is a comment re: Rep. Lincoln Davis (TN-04)/TN's political spectrum...

I swear to G-d, the only D position he possibly holds is pro labor.
But when Marsha Blackburn represents the right, the middle ends up being........ way over there somewhere.

Although I'd like Congressman Davis to move a little further away from Blackburn, I do like this clip of his..."Why I'm a Democrat"...

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Real Housewives of Otero County?

From the Las Cruces Sun-News...

ALBUQUERQUE - The chairwoman of an Otero County Republican women's group on Tuesday defended a letter to the editor in which she wrote, ''I believe Muslims are our enemies.''

Marcia Stirman, a 56-year-old interior decorator, also called Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama ''a Muslim socialist.''

Officials with the Republican Party of New Mexico had no immediate comment.

The letter ran Tuesday in the Alamogordo Daily News. It was titled ''Why I'm a Republican'' and listed 16 reasons for her party affiliation.

The list ends with Stirman saying Obama is ''a Muslim socialist.'' She also wrote, ''I believe war is a fact of life and we should always win.''

''I still have freedom of speech and an opinion. If the Islamic group doesn't like it, well, I don't like what's going on in their camp, either,'' Stirman said.

UPDATE: Marcia has resigned. How dare she tarnish the good Marcia/Marsha name.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

FASCISM REVEALED!!! Example: Rep. Randy Kuhl of New York

...aaaand for today's installment of pitiful Republican swan songs...

Congressman Kuhl (NY-29) talking about suffering. Maybe now Republicans can understand how liberals have felt for the past what-seems-like-an-eternity.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

FASCISM REVEALED!!! Example: Rep. Robin Hayes of North Carolina

Congressman Hayes (NC-08)... another Repub at the forefront of the pathetic mess...

I know this clip has been on the blogs for a minute, but I don't think I've ever heard a more articulate explanation of liberals from a right-winger. He must be ejukated.

You might recall some of the following from a poll I had on this blog, but, as a refresher, here are some of the groups Republicans hate:

Blacks, Hispanics, Catholics, Jews, Buddhists, Northerners, gays, Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees, Europeans, Chechens, Tibetans, Pacific Islanders, Eskimos, orphans, homeless people, actors, agnostics, aborigines, Native-Americans, Sikhs, Indians-of-any-kind, scientists, journalists, drag queens, mermaids, hula dancers, sexy beasts, musicians, PhDs, trekkies, and 99% of other peaceful groups of the world.

Some of the groups Republicans love?:

Themselves, whores.

...have I forgotten any?

Monday, October 20, 2008

What does Marsha have to do for their endorsements?!!

There should be no doubt that the right-wing would consider the Tennessean and the Commercial Appeal to be liberal, slanderous, anti-family publications (remember that Nashville and Memphis are bastions of socialism), but still, how can anyone refuse Rep. Blackburn?!!

From the Tennessean:

This newspaper
endorses relative political newcomer [Randy] Morris, a Waynesboro businessman and chairman of the Wayne County Democratic Party, to represent the Seventh District.

Three-term incumbent Rep. Marsha Blackburn has become well-known nationally through her guest interviews on cable news shows and as a surrogate going on the attack for the McCain campaign. But the Brentwood Republican's accomplishments for her constituents in the Seventh District are less apparent.

In April, Rep. Blackburn's campaign announced that an audit of her campaign finances found more than $440,000 in unreported or incorrectly reported donations and expenditures since 2002.

Rep. Blackburn blamed the unreported donations on a credit-card company and on inexperienced campaign workers, but the errors raise questions about attentiveness to her campaign operations, not to mention her reputation as strong on fiscal issues.

From the Commercial Appeal:

In the district that stretches from the eastern suburbs of Memphis to the western fringe of Nashville, no credible candidate has surfaced to mount a general election challenge to the re-election efforts of Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Brentwood Republican.

Blackburn easily shook off GOP primary challenger Tom Leatherwood despite the ethical stain on her career caused by campaign finance reporting problems and Blackburn's funneling of campaign contributions to family members.

Democratic nominee Randy Morris of Waynesboro does not have the background or resources to mount a credible campaign, however, and The Commercial Appeal makes no recommendation in this race.

NYC reaches out to Gov. Lipstick

"Aware that Sarah Palin loves being able to see Russia from her home in Alaska, the developer of The Edge, the largest new condominium development rising in Brooklyn, is wondering whether the Republican Vice Presidential nominee might like to check out some dramatic views closer to the mainland."

Friday, October 17, 2008

FASCISM REVEALED!!! Example: Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota

This is the real deal when it comes to Republican fascism.

A break

God bless her!

Cream of the crop? Obviously Blackburn!

The League of Conservation Voters has released its 2008 Scorecard...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – For 30 years, the non-partisan LCV Scorecard has been the nationally accepted yardstick used to gauge how members of Congress voted on key energy and environmental issues.
Rankings for Tennessee's delegation:

Lamar Alexander (REP) TN --- 18%
Bob Corker (REP) TN --- 27%

Marsha Blackburn (REP) TN-7 --- 0%
Stephen Cohen (DEM) TN-9 --- 100%
Jim Cooper (DEM) TN-5 --- 100%
David Davis (REP) TN-1 --- 0%
Lincoln Davis (DEM) TN-4 --- 85%
John Duncan (REP) TN-2 --- 8%
Bart Gordon (DEM) TN-6 --- 85%
John Tanner (DEM) TN-8 --- 85%
Zach Wamp (REP) TN-3 ---15%

Yes, David Davis also scored a big, fat zero. However, he was ousted by fellow Republicans in the TN-01 primary in favor of Phil Roe, a more environmentally-friendly right-winger (oxymoron, I think).

TN-07... still draggin' our feet!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's voting time in Tennessee

Since we have very few true-blue liberals to vote for, we can at least vote for the moderates!

Monday, October 13, 2008

OK... cheap, but funny shot at MB

A little exchange from Twitter...

"I just noticed this for the 1st time - does Marsha Blackburn smoke? [see pic above] - what is that stain on her 2 front teeth?"

Response from Congressman Blackburn's office:

“In the midst of a Middle Tennessee fuel crisis, debate over a $700 billion dollar bailout to avert a possible Wall Street crisis, and a significant Republican victory on energy; you can understand why I won’t comment on every random tweet out there.”

As Wonkette puts it: "Yes, whatever, smokin’ congresslady. Go enjoy your Capri 100s."

Careful, Twitterers! Congressman Marsha is apparently watching you. Weird.

This is one of those "good point"-type comments

A response to a CNN article about the Republican Frustration that is John McCain:

Yeah he's worried, and just like everyone else who might have an archaic (Republican) mindset, wouldn't you be if the son of an African and a white Kansan was outstrategizing you?

Where are the Karl's, Rush's, and Annie's at?!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Republicans getting desperate; showing their true colors (and they aren't red, white and blue)

With very little left to cling onto, Republicans (obviously fueled by McBush and Gov. Lipstick) are becoming more and more violent and hysterical. Dumb people + hate + access to firearms = scary. Granted, Republicans have always been scary, but this time I can semi-understand how disappointed they must feel as they sense their right-wing stranglehold on American loosening.

A very disturbing video...

A live example: Strongsville, Ohio...

Seems like a good atmosphere for those who enjoy wearing white masks and robes, or others from Kansas who tirelessly present "God Hates Fags" signs.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sean Hannity's anti-Semitism revealed in Nashville

I honestly don't see what the big deal is... Did anyone think that Hannity actually liked Jews?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Alexander/Blackburn on the lead up to the debate

From the Tennessean...

[Senator] Alexander said some of the negative issues have surfaced, such as Obama’s links to former Weatherman Bill Ayres, may come up during the debate, "but that’s not what most people want to hear about.”

“Ideology is an important part of a presidential race, but the pocketbook, is by far the biggest part.

Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn predicted that Obama would have to explain his “past affiliations and associations,” and that McCain won’t be hobbled by questions about he economy.“I think that Senator McCain has a good record on that."

Hmm... seems like Marsha wants this to be the dirty fight it's becoming. No surprise that Lamar is respected 1000% more than Congressman Blackburn could ever be.

Next step: Provoke violence

I mean seriously... ENOUGH about the "liberal media." If you are dumb, you're gonna come across as dumb. That's it! Why is she trying to act like she's on some MTV reality show by blaming the producers for their "spin" on what happened?
CNN producer Carey Bodenheimer reported Tuesday that at several recent rallies, Palin has stirred up crowds by mentioning the "liberal media." Routinely, there are boos at every mention of The New York Times and the "mainstream media," both of which are staples of Palin's stump speech.

Bodenheimer said some audience members are openly hostile to members of the traveling press covering Palin; one crowd member hurled a racial epithet at an African-American member of the press in Clearwater, Florida, on Monday.
Gosh darn it, her reward's in Heaven!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Excitement? I wish.

Imaginary friend: Greg, are you excited that the presidential debate is in Nashville?


I hope that Senator McCain had a nice, smooth, hastle-free trip from the airport to his hotel.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Yep...I love it ^ 3

Can we talk some more about mavericks?