Ed Schultz: “I’m not going to vote in the midterms”

posted at 5:00 pm on August 2, 2010 by Allahpundit

I know, I know, not even the left takes this blowhole seriously. But indulge me a bit of schadenfreude after having listened to liberals for months during the ObamaCare battle warn that the base would stay home for the midterms if Democrats didn’t pass health-care reform. So they passed it — and now this tool wants to stay home anyway because Reid hasn’t brokered a deal to extend unemployment benefits. You’re a hundred percent right, Ed: After ramming through a vastly unpopular stimulus and then a vastly unpopular health-care bill on top of it — knowing full well that doing so would mean a hellacious beating in November — they haven’t done nearly enough for the left yet. They must be taught a lesson. Lead the people, Ed.

Speaking of the midterms, good news and bad news. The good: Republicans have bounced back on Gallup’s generic ballot to lead 48/43, proving that my latest poll-induced freakout was much ado about nothing. The bad: It’s time for another poll-induced freakout thanks to this PPP survey showing Democrats having gained ground since last month in eight different Senate races. Since the GOP needs to win basically every competitive race in order to recapture the chamber, safe to assume now that it’s the House or bust in the fall? Click the image to listen.


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You freak out too much.

taney71 on August 2, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Good. This means that our votes in November will carry more weight.

SoulGlo on August 2, 2010 at 5:03 PM

I hope the slim few that watch this moronic dolt follow his lead.

darwin on August 2, 2010 at 5:05 PM

PPP the dem pollster right? The one that might be trying to infuse a little excitment into their hapless base. PPP as a whole is an outlier.

veni vidi vici on August 2, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Take the rest of the Left with you, Schultz.

OhioCoastie on August 2, 2010 at 5:07 PM

I don’t put much in the PPP poll. They have Kentucky as a tie. I don’t think so…

sandee on August 2, 2010 at 5:07 PM

His tears are sweet.

Mary in LA on August 2, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Stop freaking out like Schultz AP. Pet a cat or something.

davek70 on August 2, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Someone should check this guy’s voting records.

Maybe he voted for The 0, but I bet he hasn’t voted regularly.

novaculus on August 2, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Look at that picture. Ed Schultz looks like a cross between Al Gore and Pat Buchanan.

Emperor Norton on August 2, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Looks like he is staying so he won’t miss a meal…

right2bright on August 2, 2010 at 5:09 PM

More like this, please. I think the Dems should follow the same strategy many conservative McCain-haters used: stay home.

hawksruleva on August 2, 2010 at 5:09 PM

I will recommend this to all my Democrat friends.

J_Crater on August 2, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Winning the House is like getting the first 5 numbers of a Powerball drawing. Winning the Senate is like also getting the powerball number. As long as we win one of them, we’re in the money.

kagai on August 2, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Here is the spin:
The only reason you guys won all those seats is because we sat out in protest…

right2bright on August 2, 2010 at 5:11 PM

o this PPP survey showin

Hoffman. NY-23. Landslide.

lorien1973 on August 2, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Here is the spin:
The only reason you guys won all those seats is because we sat out in protest…

right2bright on August 2, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Beat me to it.

Niere on August 2, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Sceintists have just discovered a black hole residing in the center of Ed Schultz’s head. This of course, makes Schultz’s head extremely dense … infinitely dense.

darwin on August 2, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Wait until Rasmussen brings out his new poll of likely voters rather than registered voters to get a real picture of these states.

inspectorudy on August 2, 2010 at 5:13 PM

I love that Ed thinks this is a Democracy that you can simply “run over” the minority… Oops, Ed. We’re a Republic

Darth Keller on August 2, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Since the GOP needs to win basically every competitive race in order to recapture the chamber, safe to assume now that it’s the House or bust in the fall?

GOP was never going to win the senate. That wasn’t even an expectation, AP. Don’t make crap up. GOP should gain about 5-6 senate seats and take the house. That’s about as good as you can expect.

lorien1973 on August 2, 2010 at 5:15 PM

AP,
Why does hotair even lists polls by PPP. They cannot be trusted no matter what they say

ConservativePartyNow on August 2, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Emperor Norton on August 2, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Now there’s a human centipede I’d like to see!

lorien1973 on August 2, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Excellent,thats the spirit,one less liberal voter!

Democrats Demoralized by Hope and Change!!

canopfor on August 2, 2010 at 5:19 PM

I’m still wondering what’s going on with that Gallup generic ballot. Things don’t seesaw that drastically back and forth over only two or three weeks. There was some kind of screw up and Gallup kept it going for a couple of weeks in hopes that nobody would notice the switch back.

Mark1971 on August 2, 2010 at 5:21 PM

That wasn’t even an expectation, AP. Don’t make crap up.

It’s not an “expectation” but various people have batted the idea around lately. If there’s another Obama policy catastrophe, it’s fully possible that the GOP could do it. They’d just need a heck of a wave.

Allahpundit on August 2, 2010 at 5:21 PM

PREACH IT, BOTHER ED!

And I want all the HA regulars to pass Brother Ed’s message on to their moonbat kin, reactionary leftist co-workers and parasite friends, just to get the boycott rolling.

N. O'Brain on August 2, 2010 at 5:25 PM

proving that my latest poll-induced freakout was much ado about nothing.

Midol can help with those monthly freakouts. Trust me.

Monica on August 2, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Why not just extend unemployment benefits permanently? Nobody ever has to bother trying to get a job ever again. We’ll all just sit on our asses and wait for that gov’t check from Barry’s stash. We’re already trillions of dollars in debt, so we might as well just keep the meter running indefinitely, right Schultz?

AZCoyote on August 2, 2010 at 5:27 PM

So Ed goes from toying with the idea of running for Senate from North Dakota, to not even bothering to vote. Would that all crackpot lefties similarly disenfranchise themselves.

notropis on August 2, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Allahpundit on August 2, 2010 at 5:21 PM

They ain’t gonna do nothing between now and the election. They will just sit on their hands and moan about republican obstructionism. They aren’t that stupid to let one of their bills foul things up more.

They’ll wait till the monday after the election to do that.

lorien1973 on August 2, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Ahem,I heard this nutsy crazy talk about not voting for
McCain,or for whoever on the right!

This is Democrat Defeatism,thats what it looks like,its
ugly,and it ain’t pretty!

The RIGHT has momentum,it has a REASON,to vote!

November is a com’n,lets ROLL!!!!

canopfor on August 2, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Lead by example, Ed, with a Dean screeeeeam.

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Didn’t Mr. Ed advocate voting twice in the last elections?

Just tatoo “Please, look at me!!” on your forehead and save us the theatrics.

SteveMG on August 2, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Remember the wisdom of a cheap lawn chair or don’t.

midlander on August 2, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Click the image to listen.

Um, no thanks, I’ll pass on listening to that blowhard. Nice to know he’s having a bad day, though.

iurockhead on August 2, 2010 at 5:39 PM

That means one less Stupid at the polls.

antisocial on August 2, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Note to Ed – there are Einstein awards you can enter.

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Why stop there, Ed? Really send a message by renouncing your citizenship!

listens2glenn on August 2, 2010 at 5:41 PM

I’m not real big on polls right now. Some are going to sway it the way they’d like it to go, in order to convince each side, they have a shot at winning. It’s a stressful game, and I’m not willing to play it.

As I said on another thread….it’s a long time between now, and November. A lot of work to do, and it’s not good to put the cart before the horse.

My biggest worry is the amount of cheating that will be going on. Lots of dead people, and felons will probably be voting.

capejasmine on August 2, 2010 at 5:43 PM

This guy is not a Thomas Frank, Spencer Ackerman, Keith Olbermann type pu$$y. I don’t agree with him. He seems like an unhinged Woody Guthrie. But it’s refreshing to hear a lefty who isn’t a pu$$y.

Ted Torgerson on August 2, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Irrelevant person. Just wondering Sgt. Schultz, what do you do for a living, and does anybody really care???

byteshredder on August 2, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Good, I have thought for years there should be a basic civics test to allow a person to vote and I know St. Schultz would not pass.

Grayzel on August 2, 2010 at 5:53 PM

But it’s refreshing to hear a lefty who isn’t a pu$$y.

Ted Torgerson on August 2, 2010 at 5:44 PM

So being a fat, hypertensive, big mouthed, unhinged slob makes you not a pu$$y???

BigWyo on August 2, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Ed Schultz, you ignin’t tool. The man is just not that into you now. You served your purpose. He left you $2.00 on your nightstand.

Now, move on with your life and don’t let the door hit you.

Sincerely,
Barry

Key West Reader on August 2, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Just glad AP didn’t use the lame/overplayed “gulp” or “oh my”.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 2, 2010 at 6:08 PM

go vote for the “R” instead Ed, really make it hurt…

ted c on August 2, 2010 at 6:16 PM

GOP was never going to win the senate. That wasn’t even an expectation, AP. Don’t make crap up. GOP should gain about 5-6 senate seats and take the house. That’s about as good as you can expect.

lorien1973 on August 2, 2010 at 5:15 PM

For right now, the Senate races seem to shape up as follows:

ND, AR, IN: surefire pickups.

DE looks good if Tea Partiers don’t screw up the primary. In such a state, a RINO winner is better than a conservative loser.

PA looks good for Toomey for now, but it’s a big state and weird things can happen in Philly.

FL: Crist’s independent ego trip threw a monkey wrench in here, but once the Dems choose their nominee, Rubio will probably play Crist against the Democrat to split the center-left vote, and hopefully win a plurality.

NV: This should have been an easy pick-up, but Sharron Angle wasn’t our best candidate, and she has a fight on her hands now.

CO, IL, WI, WA all toss-ups, could go either way.

CA looks out of reach for now.

On defense, Blunt(MO), Portman(OH), and Ayotte(NH) have 5-10 point leads, should hang on, but need to be careful.

Bottom line: Minimum of 3 pickups, probably 5 (PA&DE). To win the Senate, Rubio has to win FL and Republicans have to win all 5 tossups (NV, CO, IL, WI, WA), and hang on to MO, OH, and NH. It’s POSSIBLE, but not likely, so that Republicans will probably have 46 to 49 Senators in 2011–not a majority, but a force to be reckoned with in filibusters. The real goal this year is to re-take the House, to block the Obama agenda and let a Republican House set the agenda, with a strong enough Senate minority to force Democrats to compromise to get something passed.

There won’t be enough votes to override Obama vetoes in any case, but would Obama want to take the blame for this?

Then, in 2012, paint Obama and the Senate Democrats as obstructionists, with Obama and six freshman Democrat Senators facing the voters.

Steve Z on August 2, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Typical Shultz. Head firmly planted up anal orifice.

Stay home Ed! And tell all your friends to STAY HOME. And do the same in 2012.

GarandFan on August 2, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Now if we can convince 20 million other douc, er democraps to stay home than we can smile. Until then “I want you to argue with them, get in their face” BHO

VikingGoneWild on August 2, 2010 at 6:53 PM

GOOD!

Now, convince 10 of your liberal friends… Have them convince 10 of their friends… REPEAT!!

Khun Joe on August 2, 2010 at 7:06 PM

I am proud to say, I have never or do not intend to watch this guy. The only way I have a clue who this male? is, he is on HA. Ed stay home, don’t vote, tell your whoever’s not to vote who watch you. ED, you might want to get with the wh, you might be under the bus soon.
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letget on August 2, 2010 at 7:10 PM

allahpundit,
seriously, calm down.

rob verdi on August 2, 2010 at 7:15 PM

If the Dims do lose in November then it will be because of Ed.

I, personally, would feel uncomfortable wielding that much power

Laurence on August 2, 2010 at 7:16 PM

safe to assume now that it’s the House or bust in the fall? Click the image to listen.

Allahpundit the same people showing up for the House races are voting against the dems for Senate. Don’t expect split tickets all over the place between house and Senate and don’t expect democrats to show up in safe Dem House districts to vote in the Senate races in greater number than Republicans will show up in safe Republican districts to get rid of a Senate Democrat.

You have a LOT of “broken glass” voters in this cycle. That means they will crawl over broken glass to vote out democrats f***ing up their lives.

I’ll bet my BS in Statistics from the University of MN the turnout model is going to be TOTALLY wrong in its weighing of Republican/Democrat voters that even Rasmussen is using.

He doesn’t have a trend line/factor to account for the anger and motivation on the Republican side factored in to LV in THIS midterm election.

Conan on August 2, 2010 at 7:17 PM

He’s a liar.

He’ll vote ten times for at least 20 dems. I’m pretty sure people like him get 200 votes.

MadDogF on August 2, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Bo Bo da clownnnnn !

Hummer53 on August 2, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Hah, Schultz has E.D.
Electile Disfunction.

soundingboard on August 2, 2010 at 9:56 PM

Ed Schultz is THE #1 prime example of the sad but true fact that there are some people out there who should never, under any circumstances, be given a public platform to spew their hate-filled venom from, much less be given their own TV show.

pilamaye on August 2, 2010 at 10:17 PM

I recognize that voice now! Finally! It’s Sylvester of Tweety and Sylvester.

Ralph64 on August 2, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Pet a cat or something.

That is actually some damn good advice.

docob on August 3, 2010 at 1:00 AM

We’ve had Mr. Ed, the talking horse. Here we have Ed, the horse’s a**. Keep going dummy, and be sure to talk all 10 of your viewers into staying home too.

Wills on August 3, 2010 at 8:18 AM