New Dem master plan for North Dakota: Let’s nominate a guy even further left than Byron Dorgan

posted at 5:23 pm on January 6, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Newsbusters, an idea even more insane than Chris Dodd for Treasury. Help me figure this out: Dorgan, a three-term incumbent, was getting crushed in early polls thanks in part to the political toxicity of ObamaCare, so the state party’s answer is to nominate … an ObamaCare booster who thinks Chris Matthews isn’t sufficiently liberal? I’ve been thinking about it since this morning and can’t come up with an explanation. Yeah, Schultz is a native North Dakotan and probably has higher name recognition than the average Democratic schmoe there, but how is that some game-changing asset in a red state? My theory: They know they’re going to lose badly and need a sacrificial lamb, and they figure Schultz might offer himself to the knife in return for all the free media it’ll bring him. At the very least, he could be useful to the party as a clownish Grayson-esque attack dog ahead of the midterms. If the seat’s a lost cause, might as well get what you can from it by handing him a megaphone.

Exit question: Does the GOP actually have a shot at taking back the Senate? (Exit answer: No.)


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Exit answer: Per Politico?

d1carter on January 6, 2010 at 5:27 PM

I would be more optimistic if the Republicans were more gutsy. If they were to take over either part of Congress, someone will have to consider mircles.

Cindy Munford on January 6, 2010 at 5:28 PM

N Dakotans just cannot be that stupid.

OmahaConservative on January 6, 2010 at 5:28 PM

The nuts are in charge of the nut house and appointing their nuttiest friends to any open position; The rampant insanity might just drive Al Qaeda crazy, too!
I don’t think I have enough popcorn for this one.

Cybergeezer on January 6, 2010 at 5:28 PM

OmahaConservative on January 6, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Yeah, it ain’t Minnesota.

lorien1973 on January 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Please give to Scott Brown.

OmahaConservative on January 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Yeah, if you’re going to go on a political suicide mission, might as well make it entertaining and loud.

But here’s the big question: What are MSNBC’s 12 viewers going to do with Ed gone? They’ll be heart broken.

amerpundit on January 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM

“I asked him very point blank, ‘Is this an official ask?’”

Best sign you are dealing with a empty-headed nimrod? The replacement of a real word with an pseudo-alpha buzzword, i.e. “ask” for “question” or “request”.

Looks like Ed’s trying to butch up.

alexwest on January 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM

He’s way too dumb to know how to hide any personal corruption. That’s the only advantage I can think of.

RBMN on January 6, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Let them dump money into this campaign…literally down a rat hole.

right2bright on January 6, 2010 at 5:31 PM

My theory: They know they’re going to lose badly and need a sacrificial lamb, and they figure Schultz might offer himself to the knife in return for all the free media it’ll bring him.

Sounds like a job for Alan Keyes

WashJeff on January 6, 2010 at 5:32 PM

I think he is liar.

rob verdi on January 6, 2010 at 5:32 PM

I’m starting to think the Democrats are the stupid party also when the answer is to veer ever leftward.
2006 was in part about a perceived needed balance to the lie that Bush was too conservative.
Now that people have had 3 years of this nutso-left Congress, they’ve had enough.
Run Ed, run!

jjshaka on January 6, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Until today, it looked like Al Franken was the clownish Grayson-esque attack dog.

Good morning, Miss Ratched.

Roy Rogers on January 6, 2010 at 5:33 PM

At the very least, he could be useful to the party as a clownish Grayson-esque attack dog ahead of the midterms.

Isn’t that what they have Al Franken for already?????

LL

Lady Logician on January 6, 2010 at 5:34 PM

A ND senate candidate needs to state that he will sell one of his votes to get a law written into a bill that will allow ND to drill for oil and receive a good percentage of the proceeds directly to ND state controlled accounts.

WashJeff on January 6, 2010 at 5:34 PM

The explanation is simple.

a) these people are dumber than rocks
b) they are drunk with power.

Conservatives will take the House and Senate in 2010 and the White House in 2012.

And we can’t blow it ever again, because the idiots never give up.

notagool on January 6, 2010 at 5:34 PM

‘Suppose Ed Schultz will benefit from Porkulus stashed away in one of the many non existent zip codes… The looting of America, Chicago style.

Roy Rogers on January 6, 2010 at 5:35 PM

N Dakotans just cannot be that stupid.

OmahaConservative on January 6, 2010 at 5:28 PM

New York Republicans did nominate Scuzzie

MarkTheGreat on January 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

You’re killin’ me! I’ve tried to watch a few minutes of his show a couple of times. I wound up looking like an Iraqi journalist at a Bush press conference. Thank God my aim was just as bad, or the big screen would have taken a bad hit.

This dipsh!t will be whatever is paying best at the time. Once upon a time, he was a conservative radio talker and entertained the idea of running for Representative as a Republican. He couldn’t compete with true conservatives, so he became a liberal mockingbird.

Nothing to this guy. Just a lot of bluster for the bucks.

joedoe on January 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM

This Schultz guy is a total whack-job. I listened to his radio show a few times, and he was actually scary nuts. So, you know, he’ll probably win. Al Franken did. Those dem voters, they love pullin’ the lever for crazy.

Rational Thought on January 6, 2010 at 5:37 PM

My hunch is that this is mostly buzz created to generate some publicity for Schultz. His ratings are almost as big of a joke as he is.

Just like Matthews and the Pennsylvania Senate bid, this is just smoke.

Gawd, I hope so.

SteveMG on January 6, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Can’t regain the Senate in 2010, but 2012 is certainly doable. A lot of very weak Dems were barely elected and reelected in the Democratic wave of 2006 and will be very vulnerable, even in a presidential year. Bob Casey, Jim Webb, and Claire McCaskill are three I can think of right away.

rockmom on January 6, 2010 at 5:38 PM

“I asked him very point-blank, ‘Is this an official ask?’”

That is the speaking style of a complete idiot.

greggriffith on January 6, 2010 at 5:39 PM

What is the reach and spread of ACORN in N Dakota ?

macncheez on January 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Franken lowered the bar so far any slimey worm could crawl over it.

Enter ….. Schultz.

fogw on January 6, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Can they possibly be that stupid?

Yes. Yes they can.

“Will they be that stupid” is the question.

BigAlSouth on January 6, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Anything is possible. When they push HC through without wide public support, they will end up on very shaky ground. When all the taxes and premium increases happen immediately and nothing for the money can be seen for years down the road, a whole lot of people are going to be very, very angry.

HC is going to be a huge game changer this year and that could easily show in the polls this November.

joedoe on January 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Conservatives will take the House and Senate in 2010 and the White House in 2012.

And we can’t blow it ever again, because the idiots never give up.

notagool on January 6, 2010 at 5:34 PM

53 percent of the Republic voted for Obama.

Holger on January 6, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Bill Schulz from Red Eye would get more votes. After all, Red Eye does better in the ratings. The nutroots has typical delusions of grandeur.

Speedwagon82 on January 6, 2010 at 5:47 PM

I’m starting to think the Democrats are the stupid party also when the answer is to veer ever leftward. jjshaka

I live here in crimson Utah and I work with a couple of folks who are just like that. They are working with a group that is trying to recruit someone to run against Blue Dog Jim Matheson…and they seriously think that they can win with a candidate to the left of Obama…..

Of course I encourage that thinking…

LL

Lady Logician on January 6, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Allah: “Help me figure this out”

Answer: Overton Window

batterup on January 6, 2010 at 5:52 PM

N Dakotans just cannot be that stupid.

OmahaConservative on January 6, 2010 at 5:28 PM

We said the same thing about Minnesota and Al Franken Omaha…

LL

Lady Logician on January 6, 2010 at 5:52 PM

As much as I would like the “stupidest state” award to be taken from MN and given to another state.

This seat is too important to even think about this idiot taking it.

gophergirl on January 6, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Conservatives will take the House and Senate in 2010 and the White House in 2012.

And we can’t blow it ever again, because the idiots never give up.

notagool on January 6, 2010 at 5:34 PM

53 percent of the Republic voted for Obama.

Holger on January 6, 2010 at 5:45 PM

56.7% now regret that vote. 98.9% if you throw a little “Global Warming” spin on the results.

Roy Rogers on January 6, 2010 at 5:53 PM

The Democratic Party: SOS.

Stuck On Stupid.

ajacksonian on January 6, 2010 at 5:57 PM

We said the same thing about Minnesota and Al Franken Omaha…

LL

Lady Logician on January 6, 2010 at 5:52 PM

ND is full of ‘Scandie Lutherans, just like MN. Hmmmm….All those dumb Norwegian jokes just may have some merit, after all.
Makes me ashamed of my fellow ‘Scandie Lutherans, guess I’ll just start emphasizing the German half of my heritage.

OmahaConservative on January 6, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Wonder how he’d poll against a huge platter of lutefisk???

Roy Rogers on January 6, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Exit question: Does the GOP actually have a shot at taking back the Senate? (Exit answer: No.)

To AP and the Dem apologists here: keep believing this. Keep fervently holding this hope in your heart. Take this straw and make bricks for the walls of your echo chamber. Keep pushing that steaming load call Health Care reform off on an increasingly revolted public.

Eleven months from today, the Dems will be picking their dentures from their bowel movements.

The lucky ones will be Dodd and the other ass-clowns who retired and got the cushy jobs from the Head Turd Bag Pantload.

Too much with the scatological references? Sorry, I was just describing things in terms that Dems will be able to understand.

VoyskaPVO on January 6, 2010 at 6:10 PM

If there is a level beyond stupid, it would hafta be ‘thermonuclear stupid.’ Just cuz it sounds so cool.

GnuBreed on January 6, 2010 at 6:11 PM

I hope he does accept and then also Chrissy Matthews decides he needs to run as well, they will both expose the dems ans themselves better than anyone else can. No way Ed could beat Hoevan so it would be a train wreck, we would just have to watch.

bluemarlin on January 6, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Ed Schultz is quite possibly the most vile creature that MSNBC ever recruited from the Violent ward of the local insane asylum. This guy actually at times makes Olbermann look like the model of quiet composure.

Schultz belongs less in front of a camera blasting his gas to the four winds and far less stalking the halls of the Senate and belongs more wrapped tightly in a straitjacket with a Hannibal Lecter-style protective mask over his face and locked in a rubber room where he can bounce himself off the walls all day long.

pilamaye on January 6, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Please give to Scott Brown.

OmahaConservative on January 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM
//
We did today!

ohiobabe on January 6, 2010 at 6:24 PM

If Shults can run for Senate in ND, why not Herr Oberrmann for Senate in NY? Let em all run for something and get them the hell off my boob tube..especially off of Sunday Night Football. I’vd had the sound off on that pregame for two years!

DrW on January 6, 2010 at 6:26 PM

DrW on January 6, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Wouldn`t that be nice to have Sunday Night Football back. No way bathtub boy has the cajones to get out from behind his screen, shame really.

bluemarlin on January 6, 2010 at 6:37 PM

For some reason I am watching Ed right now and he just said he wasn’t even considering it but didn’t say NO.

lavell12 on January 6, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Exit answer: Per Politico?

d1carter on January 6, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Well, TWS says pretty much the same thing though. The GOP just has too many seats to make up to take control. Won’t happen in 2010.

ddrintn on January 6, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Um, Eddy is not a native North Dakotan….he was born and raised in Virginia. He happened to go to college across the river at Moorhead (Minnesota) State College. He did live here for quite a few years as a tv sportscaster and later a (conservative) talk show host. Then he sold his soul to the devil (or rather the three devils; Dorgan, Conrad and Pomeroy) and had his conversion to liberal Democrat. He is a fraud and he no longer even lives in ND… he built a huge home in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. He is not well liked in our state and I seriously hope he actually runs….I’d like nothing better than handing him his arse in say an eighty-twenty per cent defeat….

Upnorthlurkin on January 6, 2010 at 7:02 PM

I do worry about Dorgan’s huge war chest though… what are the laws governing what he can and can’t do with it?! Oh, heh! Listen to me….like the Democrats care about the laws….

Upnorthlurkin on January 6, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Yes …

tarpon on January 6, 2010 at 7:10 PM

I’d like nothing better than handing him his arse in say an eighty-twenty per cent defeat….

Upnorthlurkin on January 6, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Bingo. There is no upside for the Democrats, Eeyore. This is either another of the myriad stupid rumors that happen every day (like the one that has Rahm Emanuel running for Senate in Illinois, even though the deadline to register for the primary was over 30 days ago and he’s the President’s Chief of Staff), or it’s someone’s stupid daydream and it won’t happen.

I would love it to death if Schultz pretended to be a sentient human and ran for the Senate. The opportunity to use his ugly, fat, redneck ass to tar Obama, Reid and Peloser would be like Christmas.

No upside for the Dems.

Jaibones on January 6, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Please do this!His oponents commercials could be comedy gold….this guy makes so many lunatic statements(today he said all NBA players should not be able to own guns/check out newsbusters),that the democrat party would probably see a mass migration away from them in that state.

theTarCzar on January 6, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Exit question: Does the GOP actually have a shot at taking back the Senate? (Exit answer: No.)

Give it time, AP. Give it time.

nukemhill on January 6, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Later this evening, Schultz will be sitting in his livingroom, eating Cheetos, watching video of himself on his own show, and masturbating furiously while repeating aloud, over and over again, “Senator Schultz…Senator Schultz…Senator Schultz…”

Dopenstrange on January 6, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Please run Eddy. Please. I’ll give my right arm. For the love of god please run.

THE CHOSEN ONE on January 6, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Oh, please, God. Please, please, PLEASE let them nominate him.

Cylor on January 6, 2010 at 11:49 PM

Run Schultz Run!!!!

yoda on January 7, 2010 at 7:46 AM

I must make a correction to yesterday’s post….apparently Big Eddy’s house didn’t sell and he still owns it here in Fargo, ND. He also owns some hunting acres so unfortunately he probably qualifies as a resident.

Upnorthlurkin on January 7, 2010 at 1:42 PM