Open thread: The Arkansas Democratic primary

posted at 7:56 pm on May 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

Tonight’s the big night. If you read this post last week, you already know why. The odds of O actually losing this race are somewhere south of one percent, I’d guess, but they’re not absolute zero. Remember, a poll taken in Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District roughly 10 days ago had The One leading attorney John Wolfe by seven thin points with 17 percent still undecided. Greatest upset evah?

“I’ve raised less than $2000,” says Wolfe. “My biggest contribution was $50; my smallest was $0.44.” The money helped him drive his Ford Edge from his Nashville home over to Arkansas, and to pay for some penny apiece robo-calls. These supplemented the 3000 calls that Wolfe has made personally, “just talking to voters.”…

Two weeks ago, a convincted felon and frequent candidate named Keith Judd won 41 percent of the Democratic primary vote in West Virginia. He took seven counties away from the president. Reporters, conducting interviews at the polls, learned that voters were willing to support anyone who wasn’t Obama, no matter what he did. Vice President Biden even absolved these people.

The Judd comparison is extremely unflattering to Wolfe. He’s an upstanding citizen, and reasonable, with an “economic populist” policy agenda that could fit snugly on Dylan Ratigan’s MSNBC show. When I call Wolfe, he’s ready with a 10-minute monologue about the need to restore Glass Steagall, the unfairness of the bailouts, and the good that a transaction tax could do.

As usual, Jay Cost is thinking big picture:

The real reason [southerners] have bolted their ancestral political home has to do with the evolving shape of the Democratic party. Historically, it was a working class coalition of urban workers and rural farmers. That identity anchored the party really up through the 1960s. But then it began to develop a decidedly “New Left” ethos – turning decidedly leftward not only from cultural conservatism but also on middle class, quality of life issues (feminism, environmentalism, consumer rights, etc) that are of much more concern to “enlightened” liberals in the big cities than rural voters in Arkansas.

Think of it this way: Your average Obama voter on the Upper West Side might think the “SmartCar” is great, but a plumber working in Hot Springs would just laugh his you-know-what off if he saw a coworker drive up in one of those absurd vehicles. That’s a cultural/social/economic divide that our political parties mimic.

And so Southern whites in the Border South have found a home in the GOP. Again, not because of race but because there is a cultural and regional affinity to be found for these people in the Republican party. The GOP has long been home to rural people in places like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nebraska – so is not a huge surprise that, when the center of gravity in the Democratic party moved into San Francisco and Hollywood, these voters would join an alliance with people in Altoona, Pennsylvania and Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Do note, this is an open primary so some untold number of Republicans may have showed up today and requested a Democratic ballot just to mess with Obama. I’m a little surprised, in fact, that there’s been no concerted effort a la “Operation Chaos” to make that happen, but maybe it’s for the best. If there had, Wolfe’s showing would be blamed on GOP mischief. As it is, that spin will be a bit harder.

The polls close at 8:30 ET. I’m expecting Obama to win by 15-20 points; if he underperforms and his margin ends up being in single digits, conservative media will enjoy a Muntz-ian “HA-ha” tomorrow the likes of which we’ve scarcely seen. Here’s the Secretary of State’s page so that you can follow the returns. While we wait, enjoy Joe Biden blaming America’s economic troubles on the damned tea party that elected a Republican House and, I guess, stopped them from wasting who knows how much on a new stimulus package.


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Also, he is next in line for a position but can’t remember at the moment what it is!! Maybe someone else knows,

bluefox on May 22, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I’m guessing you are talking about his potential role if the GOP takes majority in the Senate.

I like Orrin Hatch. I went to school with his kids in Northern Virginia. He’s too much a RINO on some issues for my taste but I can not see any reason to work against his re-election.

Happy Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 11:00 PM

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I thought that was Biden’s role. Seriously a self-important Senator from an insignificant state. How much closer can you get to uncommitted than that?

Happy Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 10:52 PM

…Joe Biden…the DUMBEST vice president in United States history…no link needed!

KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Obama and Jesus have a lot in common. They both have halos and both have the middle initial H. How many more signs do you need, for crying out loud?

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 10:46 PM

LOL

Philly on May 22, 2012 at 11:02 PM

and I needed a good laugh tonight, crosspatch, so thank you.

Philly on May 22, 2012 at 11:03 PM

but I can not see any reason to work against his re-election.

Happy Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 11:00 PM

He supported Cass Sunstein

Rio Linda Refugee on May 22, 2012 at 11:03 PM

The 2008 primary was so dirty it wasn’t funny. Ballots for people other than Obama thrown away, people’s announced choices being ignored and counted for Obama, etc.

Try the documentary “We will not be silenced”.

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 10:30 PM

@ herm2416

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Byl

bluefox on May 22, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Thank you!

herm2416 on May 22, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Arkansas TV station KATV:

US Pres AR Dem Primary -
1383 of 2370 precincts reporting (58%)
Last updated: 2012-05-22 21:56:05
Barack Obama
62,263
59%
John Wolfe
42,696
41%

SouthernGent on May 22, 2012 at 11:09 PM

He supported Cass Sunstein

Rio Linda Refugee on May 22, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I go with preponderance of the votes not single issues. Hatch is not going to sit down for tea but he is hardly a RINO.

Happy Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 11:09 PM

bluefox on May 22, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Thank you!

herm2416 on May 22, 2012 at 11:07 PM

You are welcome. It’s all there in it’s ugliness. That is why a few million Hillary supporters voted for McCain/Palin!!

bluefox on May 22, 2012 at 11:12 PM

…Joe Biden…the DUMBEST vice president in United States history…no link needed!

KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2012 at 11:01 PM

But, but, but…P-O-T-A-T-O-E!!!!!!!!!!!!111!111!!111!11!

steebo77 on May 22, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Well, we know the 1960 vote was rigged because the Daley machine out of Chicago bragged about fixing it. They would have gone against Eisenhower because the state was heavy Democrat at that time. Most of the South with the exception of Virginia, Tennessee and Florida went Democrat. It was the “solid South” for the Democrats back then.

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 11:13 PM

I go with preponderance of the votes not single issues. Hatch is not going to sit down for tea but he is hardly a RINO.

Happy Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Cass sunstein is the designer or co-designer of the lion’s share of Obama’s policies, so he is hardly a single issue.

Rio Linda Refugee on May 22, 2012 at 11:15 PM

And it appears that Obama was fraudulently on the ballot in 2008 in Indiana, too. Signatures were forged on the petitions used to get him on the ballot. This is the most corrupt President ever.

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 11:16 PM

bluefox on May 22, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I’m guessing you are talking about his potential role if the GOP takes majority in the Senate.

I like Orrin Hatch. I went to school with his kids in Northern Virginia. He’s too much a RINO on some issues for my taste but I can not see any reason to work against his re-election.

Happy Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I’m not sure if it depends on that or not. I’ve always admired Hatch even tho I’ve disagreed with him at times. He is my idea of what the word “Statesman” reflects; a Gentleman if you will.

bluefox on May 22, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Hatch is not going to sit down for tea but he is hardly a RINO.

Happy Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 11:09 PM

He’s been in the Senate for too long and it is time to rebuild the team because the current squad is useless at best.

Rio Linda Refugee on May 22, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Lowest percentage of primary vote that Bush got in 2004 was NH at 80%. Got 85% in RI. All the rest were 90% or higher.

Mark1971 on May 22, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Of Kentucky’s 120 counties, 67 voted for “Uncommitted” over Obama in primary

@courierjournalStory
Submitted 3 mins ago from blogs.courier-journal.com

More:
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Romney wins Kentucky, Arkansas primaries; now 120 delegates shy of the 1,144 needed to win GOP nomination

@APStory metadata:
Submitted 1 hour ago from http://www.npr.org

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2012-elections

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Rio Linda Refugee on May 22, 2012 at 11:17 PM

It is very hard to be effective when you are in the minority.

While I will agree that Hatch is past his prime, he is an honorable man. This threat might be what he needs to take it up a notch.

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Bacracka is up by about 20,000 in total. He’s winning Pulaski County (Little Rock) by just under 17,000 votes.

SouthernGent on May 22, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Just checked the site. With 27 of 75 counties in, Wolfe at ~39, Obama at ~61%.

I think that’s still worth a Ha Ha!

Logus on May 22, 2012 at 11:23 PM

What country was Wolfe born in? Oh, never mind, it doesn’t matter.

2Tru2Tru on May 22, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Wolfe is from Tennessee, nobody in Arkansas has ever heard of him before this election.

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

While I will agree that Hatch is past his prime, he is an honorable man. This threat might be what he needs to take it up a notch.

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 11:20 PM

All that needs to be said the rest is just filler.

Rio Linda Refugee on May 22, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Getting rid of Hatch just for the sake of getting rid of Hatch is a Democrat move. What I am not hearing is (so and so) is much better than Hatch lets vote FOR him. All I hear is about who people want to vote AGAINST. That is a weak position and a good way to lose a Senate seat.

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Also, he is next in line for a position but can’t remember at the moment what it is!! Maybe someone else knows,

bluefox on May 22, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I agree with Governor Palin on this one. Orin Hatch is in line to be the head of the Senate Finance Committee if the Republicans take over the Senate, and that’s just where she wants him.

Green eyed Lady on May 22, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Right wingers are pretty excited about Obama not getting 90% of the vote in the Democratic primaries in deep red states, but the President just won more votes than the Republican presumptive nominee in…. KENTUCKY!!!
I bet you won’t read that at HotGas.

Salahuddin on May 22, 2012 at 11:48 PM

O/T
Biden: Tea Party stopped us from growing economy

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/biden-tea-party-stopped-us-growing-economy/557066

Keep talking Plugs…….. enjoy your retirement!

Green eyed Lady on May 22, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Heres the Scuttlebut on Sarah rooting for Orin Hach!!
——————————————————

Mr. “Balanced Budget” for Utah
May 23 2012
************

Orrin Hatch is part of the one percent. No, not that one percent you’ve heard about. He’s part of the one percent of national politicians who I think should be reelected. Orrin Hatch is a life-long conservative whose dedication and devotion to the conservative cause and to his beloved and beautiful state of Utah is well documented. Orrin was a Utah state campaign chairman for a fledgling and failing presidential candidate deemed “too conservative” and “unelectable” by the media. Ironically, that candidate was the man who restored our country to be a “shining city on a hill” – Ronald Reagan.

When asked about Orrin Hatch, President Reagan once said: “If every member of the Senate were like Orrin Hatch, we’d be arguing over how to deal with a federal surplus, and that’s why I like to think of Orrin as ‘Mr. Balanced Budget.’ The United States has been strong enough to deter aggression and maintain the peace, in no small degree due to the efforts of Orrin Hatch. He has been a champion of those who fight for freedom.”

As President Reagan said, Orrin is “Mr. Balanced Budget.” Long before the issue of debt was on the forefront of Americans’ minds, Orrin Hatch knew our government would face insolvency if we did not get our budget under control. He sponsored or co-sponsored a Balanced Budget Amendment 17 times, and he voted in favor of a Balanced Budget Amendment at least 9 other times. We know he will use his seniority and influence to dissuade politicians from continuing to raise the debt ceiling without any plan to balance the budget and end these dangerously unsustainable deficits.

Orrin Hatch voted against Obamacare and has pledged to repeal it. While we’re on the topic of Obamacare, which is currently before the Supreme Court, keep in mind that the Supreme Court would not look the way it does today if it were not for Orrin Hatch fighting for conservative nominees on the bench – from Clarence Thomas to John Roberts and Samuel Alito. Unlike other Republican Senators who are up for reelection this year, Orrin voted against both of President Obama’s nominees, Kagan and Sotomayor. And unlike some others, Orrin has gone out of his way to embrace the Tea Party movement.

For the past two years, Orrin has received a 100 percent rating from the American Conservative Union. He’s staunchly pro-life – receiving a 100 percent rating from the National Right To Life Committee. The NRA has given him an A+ rating. Club for Growth listed him as one of the most conservative U.S. Senators and gave him a 99 percent rating.

I join other conservatives like Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, and Tea Party leaders like Sal Russo in encouraging Utah voters to return Orrin Hatch to the U.S. Senate. Since Mark Levin has always got a way with words, read what he recently told Senator Hatch: “I feel that you would be… a terrific elder statesman to a lot of these other young guys who I’m going to be pushing in these other states.” I’m with Mark. That’s spot on.

We need Orrin’s conservative Reagan-like leadership – and our new crop of conservative senators Richard Mourdock, Deb Fischer, and Ted Cruz might need some friendly advice finding their way around the Senate.

- Sarah Palin

P.S. You can learn more about Orrin Hatch by visiting his website http://www.orrinhatch.com and by following him on Facebook and Twitter.
================================================================

http://www.sarahpac.com/posts/mr-balanced-budget-for-utah

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 11:51 PM

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

That makes any showing he posts above a couple percent that much more damaging to Obama. That not only an unknown, but a non-Arkansaan (whatever they call themselves) has even the potential to bump Obama off the November ballot in Arkansas.

Of course, Arkansas is “inconsequential” in the grand electoral scheme and plotting, but it provides yet another snapshot at the public’s mood in fly-over country.

Logus on May 22, 2012 at 11:52 PM

but the President just won more votes than the Republican presumptive nominee in…. KENTUCKY!!!
I bet you won’t read that at HotGas.

Salahuddin on May 22, 2012 at 11:48 PM

There were four names on the Republican ballot. There was only one on the Democrat ballot. I suspect you are intellectually disabled.

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 11:53 PM

And it appears that Obama was fraudulently on the ballot in 2008 in Indiana, too. Signatures were forged on the petitions used to get him on the ballot. This is the most corrupt President ever.

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 11:16 PM

..I guess it’s long enough past the dinner hour for this thoroughly tasteless metaphor, so here goes: Did you ever have a debilitating set of abdominal cramps ~~~ and not just you ladies out there ~~~ all of you. I mean the bent-over double, eye-watering, felt like you had an alien in your lower abdomen, milk of magnesia ain’t gonna help type?

And then you take this raging dump — I’m talking about the mother of all bowel movements, 7.4 on the Richter scale — and felt like you were re-born, resurrected, had just risen from the dead?

I kinda get the idea that Wednesday morning, 7 November 2012 we’ll all feel somewhat like that.

(Probably get the scythe of death here; I am sorry.)

The War Planner on May 22, 2012 at 11:55 PM

SurveyUSA has a poll out that shows Romney up by 1 in North Carolina.

Key takeaways that I find puzzling/interesting:

The (half) black guy gets 88% support from black voters with 9% still undecided. If this is true, the (half) black guy is toast, and in more places than North Carolina.

The Triad region (Greensboro/Winston-Salem) has the (half) black guy at a 2% lead, which I really find impossible to believe. It’s one of the most conservative areas in the state.

Romney is running even in the Raleigh-Durham area. Again, if this is true the (half) black guy is in deep doooo-doooo.

SouthernGent on May 22, 2012 at 11:55 PM

From the Arkansas State Sec’s website:

Registered Voters: 1,538,623
Ballots Cast: 255,146
Voter Turnout: 16.58 %

That’s just sad, no matter who’s in office or what year it is.

At almost 11pm cst, nearly half the counties are counted and the percentages are still the same, Obama at almost 61 and Wolfe at 39.

Logus on May 22, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Of course, Arkansas is “inconsequential” in the grand electoral scheme and plotting, but it provides yet another snapshot at the public’s mood in fly-over country.

Logus on May 22, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Obama didn’t win AR in 2008 and isn’t planning on winning it now. His campaign spending in the state was probably something pretty close to $0. He doesn’t care. What Obama cares about is holding the states he won in 2008.

In particular, he cares about Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Those are going to be must wins for him. He lost North Carolina and might be on the verge of losing Florida.

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 11:57 PM

O/T
Biden: Tea Party stopped us from growing economy

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/biden-tea-party-stopped-us-growing-economy/557066

Keep talking Plugs…….. enjoy your retirement!

Green eyed Lady on May 22, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Green eyed Lady:

Excellent Intell Scoop,I hope you don`t mind,I sent it in to Tips,
with your name attached, as a Hat-Tip!!:)

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM

President just won more votes than the Republican presumptive nominee in…. KENTUCKY!!!

Salahuddin on May 22, 2012 at 11:48 PM

… and Romney has more total votes in a 4 man race in Arkansas than Obama in a two person race against an unknown opponent. So, do you have a point here?

AZfederalist on May 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM

In particular, he cares about Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Those are going to be must wins for him. He lost North Carolina and might be on the verge of losing Florida.

crosspatch on May 22, 2012 at 11:57 PM

..if you are referring to 2008, Obama barely won NC and he won FL by about 250,000 votes.

The War Planner on May 23, 2012 at 12:02 AM

From the Arkansas State Sec’s website:

Registered Voters: 1,538,623
Ballots Cast: 255,146
Voter Turnout: 16.58 %

That’s just sad, no matter who’s in office or what year it is.

At almost 11pm cst, nearly half the counties are counted and the percentages are still the same, Obama at almost 61 and Wolfe at 39.

Logus on May 22, 2012 at 11:57 PM

The counties are probably all counted, but they need to find a few more car trunks! : )

I agree with you, a sad state of affairs, when so few people care about voting.

herm2416 on May 23, 2012 at 12:03 AM

… and Romney has more total votes in a 4 man race in Arkansas than Obama in a two person race against an unknown opponent. So, do you have a point here?

AZfederalist on May 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM

..yeah, but he wears a hat that covers it.

:-D

The War Planner on May 23, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Voter Turnout: 16.58 %

That’s just sad, no matter who’s in office or what year it is.

Logus on May 22, 2012 at 11:57 PM

I’m OK with that. We’ve already got too many people who vote with no clue about for whom they are voting nor what they stand for (just look at recent links to 2008 Obama voters who didn’t know who Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid are nor that Democrats controlled congress. We don’t need stupid people voting. I know literacy tests are illegal, but you ought to have some knowledge of current affairs before being allowed into a voting booth. Trying to boost turnout without increasing knowledge is a recipe for disaster.

AZfederalist on May 23, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Right wingers are pretty excited about Obama not getting 90% of the vote in the Democratic primaries in deep red states, but the President just won more votes than the Republican presumptive nominee in…. KENTUCKY!!!
I bet you won’t read that at HotGas.

Salahuddin on May 22, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Well, since Kentucky is a closed primary state and has more registered Democrats than Republicans, you would expect for a D to get more total votes than an R in a primary. As a matter of fact, if I recall correctly, Conway had more votes in the primary than Rand Paul, and we saw how that turned out in the general.

topdawg on May 23, 2012 at 12:05 AM

but the President just won more votes than the Republican presumptive nominee in…. KENTUCKY!!!
I bet you won’t read that at HotGas.

Salahuddin on May 22, 2012 at 11:48 P

Hey, Obama was in a hotly contested race with powerhouse known as “Uncommitted”. The Regime had to rally the troops to avoid abject humiliation at the hands of nobody in an uncontested race.

forest on May 23, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Well,this is a relief!!
(Sarc).

Hawaii verifies Obama’s birth for Arizona Secretary Of State

@TPMLiveWire
Submitted 4 mins ago from livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com
http://www.breakingnews.com/
===========================

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 12:06 AM

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Thanks for the link Friend!..:)

Dire Straits on May 23, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Well, since Kentucky is a closed primary state and has more registered Democrats than Republicans, you would expect for a D to get more total votes than an R in a primary. As a matter of fact, if I recall correctly, Conway had more votes in the primary than Rand Paul, and we saw how that turned out in the general.

topdawg on May 23, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Correct. Conway got 229k in the primary alone, and the Dems got over 500k in total.

Rand got 209k and the Republicans in total got 335k for their primary.

Rand ended up getting over 750k in the general and Conway got 559k.

Bluray on May 23, 2012 at 12:23 AM

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Very cool ……Thanks !

Green eyed Lady on May 23, 2012 at 12:24 AM

AZfederalist on May 23, 2012 at 12:03 AM

I hear you. I still think it’s sad though. Shows the level of willful ignorance and apathy that there is.

That said, there are certain elections I rarely vote on – usually judges – because I just don’t know anything about any of the candidates… but come on, this is the Presidential primary!

Logus on May 23, 2012 at 12:26 AM

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Very cool ……Thanks !

Green eyed Lady on May 23, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Green eyed Lady:Anytime:)

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 12:27 AM

.if you are referring to 2008, Obama barely won NC and he won FL by about 250,000 votes.

The War Planner on May 23, 2012 at 12:02 AM

No, I meant he has lost NC in 2012.

crosspatch on May 23, 2012 at 12:30 AM

but the President just won more votes than the Republican presumptive nominee in…. KENTUCKY!!!
I bet you won’t read that at HotGas.
Salahuddin on May 22, 2012 at 11:48 PM

if you concede that 2500 voters crossed over to vote for Wolf, then actually more Republicans came out to vote than donks. Granted the count is only 57% in at this time. Mileage will vary once all the votes are counted.

AH_C on May 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 12:06 AM
—————————————

Thanks for the link Friend!..:)

Dire Straits on May 23, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Dire Straits:

No problemo,hey,Sheriff Arpio sent a investigater to Hawaii,
I wonder of its connected!:)
===========================

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Sends ‘Threats Unit’ Investigator To Hawaii To Escalate Birther Probe
May 22, 2012, 9:55 AM
**********************

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/05/arpaio_threats_unit_birther_hawaii_bennett.php

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Right wingers are pretty excited about Obama not getting 90% of the vote in the Democratic primaries in deep red states, but the President just won more votes than the Republican presumptive nominee in…. KENTUCKY!!!
I bet you won’t read that at HotGas.

Salahuddin on May 22, 2012 at 11:48 PM

sad a55hole,

http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/22/42-percent-of-ky-primary-voters-choose-uncommitted-over-obama/

…President Barack Obama won the Kentucky Democratic primary Tuesday, but 42 percent of primary voters chose “uncommitted” over Obama.

Over half of Kentucky’s 120 counties went for “uncommitted” — a candidate with a notably bare-bones campaign. Obama led with 119,277 votes, with “uncommitted” receiving 86,857 votes, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. …

http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/KY/38672/82831/en/summary.html

Registered Voters: 2,980,009
Ballots Cast: 411,685
Voter Turnout: 13.81 %

1.8M people voted in KY in 2008′s Presidential election. 57% of them for McCain. You ignorant twerp.

rayra on May 23, 2012 at 12:38 AM

“I agree with Governor Palin on this one. Orin Hatch is in line to be the head of the Senate Finance Committee if the Republicans take over the Senate, and that’s just where she wants him.

Green eyed Lady on May 22, 2012 at 11:45 PM”

Hatch strongly supports a balanced budget amendment. It wouldn’t hurt…

RockyJ. on May 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM

No, I meant he has lost NC in 2012.

crosspatch on May 23, 2012 at 12:30 AM

..thought that’s what you were saying. Trending that way for sure.

The War Planner on May 23, 2012 at 12:43 AM

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Once again thanks!!..:)

Good to see you..:)

Dire Straits on May 23, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Arkansas, inconsequential? Like WVA earlier and Ken tuck ee tonight, Arkansas is the canary in the mine as far as the obamanation is concerned. As of 20 minutes ago, the obamanation is losing 35 of 75 Arkansas counties, many in the normally dem NE area of the state — even though there was a hotly contested dem primary to decide who faces off against the R freshman (Crawford). Yes, the obamanation will lose Arkansas in November like he did in ’08. But, as the sitting President he should be winning dem primaries by more than 15-20%, especially when his opponents are an incarcerated felon, “uncommitted” and a virtually unknown atty from TN…

Gohawgs on May 23, 2012 at 2:19 AM

bluefox on May 22, 2012 at 10:49 PM
I agree with Governor Palin on this one. Orin Hatch is in line to be the head of the Senate Finance Committee if the Republicans take over the Senate, and that’s just where she wants him.

Green eyed Lady on May 22, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Late reply. Was on another thread. Palin knows what she is doing even if her opponents don’t agree:-)

bluefox on May 23, 2012 at 3:23 AM

Hawaii verifies Obama’s birth for Arizona Secretary Of State

@TPMLiveWire
Submitted 4 mins ago from livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com
http://www.breakingnews.com/
===========================

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Thanks!! The Sheriff always gets his “man”, LOL

Good night, late for me but I was defending Palin and Hatch on another thread, LOL I’m sure it will be promoted, so we’ll go at it again to take care of some unfinished business:-)

bluefox on May 23, 2012 at 3:26 AM

Hatch strongly supports a balanced budget amendment. It wouldn’t hurt…

RockyJ. on May 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Sounds great, but what is the mechanism by which you achieve balance…automatic tax increases? If so, no thank you.

swinia sutki on May 23, 2012 at 5:39 AM

We, the Tea Party, didn’t want Obama in a first term… what are you talking about plugs Biden?

Kini on May 23, 2012 at 7:04 AM

…Joe Biden…the DUMBEST vice president in United States history…no link needed!

KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2012 at 11:01 PM

But, but, but…P-O-T-A-T-O-E!!!!!!!!!!!!111!111!!111!11!

steebo77 on May 22, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Three letter word: J-O-B-S

blammm on May 23, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Shocking News: Parts of the deep south aren’t comfortable with a black guy being president!

*Cue Drudge Sirens*

Typhonsentra on May 23, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Shocking News: Parts of the deep south aren’t comfortable with a black guy being president!

*Cue Drudge Sirens*

Typhonsentra on May 23, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Shocking news:
There has been no president with facial hair since the advent of Television…shocking news, no obese man has been president since the advent of television…shocking news, people aren’t comfortable with a stutterer as president…shocking news, people aren’t comfortable with a man under 5’6″ as president…but we did elect a “black guy” as president.

right2bright on May 23, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Shocking News: Parts of the deep south aren’t comfortable with a black guy being president!

*Cue Drudge Sirens*

Typhonsentra on May 23, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Yep. Can’t be his incompetence, ignorance, arrogance, and failure. HAS to be his race.

Monkeytoe on May 23, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Shocking News: Parts of the deep south aren’t comfortable with a black guy being president!

*Cue Drudge Sirens*

Typhonsentra on May 23, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Shocking News:
Another “I got nothin’” lefty whips out the race card.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 23, 2012 at 9:29 AM

This result shows why so many dems are now starting to distance themselves on issues from the Won. They don’t want to go down with the ship and can see the waves getting higher and higher.

Kissmygrits on May 23, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Team 0 cannot be a happy crew this morning.

dogsoldier on May 23, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Didn’t Paul and Bachmann just win a primary? or am I imagining things?

Rainsford on May 23, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Typhonsentra on May 23, 2012 at 8:39 AM

One more to add to the list. ; )

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM

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